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1 Report on the Administration of Bengal, 1898-99.
Calcutta Bengal Secretariat Press 1900 First Cloth Very Good 
Many large folding colored maps including Map of the Bihar & Benares Opium Agencies showing cultivation under poppy & the Bengal government's monopolistic opium production for 1898 (nearly all of which was destined for China and Southeast Asia). This copy withdrawn from the Drew Theological Seminary. Forwarded thence (as noted by stamp on title page) by order of the Lieutenant Governor of Bengal. Bevelled salmon cloth covered boards. ; Folio 9 x 13.3 in; [ii],345;[viii],328;iv,cccxiv pages 
Price: 1310.00 USD
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2 Abraham Fornander An Account of the Polynesian Race, Its Origin and Migrations and The Ancient History of the Hawaiin People to the Times of Kamehameha I, three volumes in one.
Rutland and Tokyo Charles E. Tuttle Company 1980 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
With slipcase. A nice clean, crisp copy without previous owner's names or other markings. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1025 pages 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Travels from India to England Comprehending a Visit to the Burman Empire and Journey through Persia, Asia Minor, European Turkey, &c., Alexander, James Edward
3 Alexander, James Edward Travels from India to England Comprehending a Visit to the Burman Empire and Journey through Persia, Asia Minor, European Turkey, &c.
London Parbury, Allen, and Co. 1827 First Edition Very Good 
Remnant of large bookplate on front pastedown ; 2 maps; 14 lithographic plates 5 of which are hand-colored; marbled edges. Late nineteenth century rebacking in matching mauve morocco, divot to front cover (see image); quarto 
Price: 2700.00 USD
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4 Amos Adams Lawrence Illustrated catalogue of the interesting and valuable collections of Amos A. Lawrence ... including his celebrated private collection of Chinese Lowestoft porcelain ... to be sold ... at the American Art Galleries ...
New York American Art Association [1921] Very Good 
Small bookplate of Count Alexandre Orlowski to front pastedown. Prices noted in pencil throughout. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 600.00 USD
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5 Arthur de Carle Sowerby The Naturalist in Manchuria, Five volumes in 3.
Tientsin Tientsin Press. 1922 First Green cloth Very Good 
A clean unused set in the original green cloth. Scattered foxing. No repairs, no parts lacking, no alterations. Five volumes bound in Vol I: xiv, 347, folding map; Vol II: xxvii, 191; Vol III: xx, errata slip to vol II;358, errata slip; folding map; Vol IV: [iv], 321; Vol V: [x],250. Copyright 2014 Virginia Book Shop, Inc.; Quarto 
Price: 5020.00 USD
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6 Basil Hall Chamberlain; John Batchelor The Language, Mythology, and Geographical Nomenclature of Japan Viewed in the Light of Aino Studies; Including "An Ainu Grammar," and a Catalogue of Books Relating to Yezo and the Ainos; Memoirs of the Literature College, Imperial University of Japan No.1
Tokyo The Imperial University 1887 Hardcover Very Good 
Half brown morroco, marbled boards. Gilt title to spine. Wear to front hinge (see image). Marbled endpapers. Partially removed bookplate to front paste down. Otherwise a nice, clean copy without any other markings. ; Oblong 4to 11" - 13" tall; 174 pages 
Price: 300.00 USD
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7 Brian Lees A Handbook of The Al Sa'ud Ruling Family of Saudi Arabia
London Royal Genealogies 1980 Hardcover Very Good 
A nice clean copy without previous owner's names or other markings. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 64 pages 
Price: 165.00 USD
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The Land of the Midian. (Revisited)., Burton, Richard F.
8 Burton, Richard F. The Land of the Midian. (Revisited).
London C. Kegan Paul & Co. 1879 First Edition; First Printing Very Good 
First Edition - 1879 Variant maroon cloth, not mentioned in Penzer. Six colored lithographic plates, folding map. ; Octavo; Additional images and further information provided upon request. 
Price: 2500.00 USD
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Histoire des Mongols depuis Tchinguiz-Khan jusqu'à Timour Bey ou Tamerlan. Four volume set., C. d'Ohsson (Abraham Constantin Mouradgea d'Ohsson)
9 C. d'Ohsson (Abraham Constantin Mouradgea d'Ohsson) Histoire des Mongols depuis Tchinguiz-Khan jusqu'à Timour Bey ou Tamerlan. Four volume set.
La Haye & Amsterdam Freres van Cleff 1834-1835 Very Good 
Half brown morocco; ruled raised bands, marbled boards. Mouradgea d'Ohsson was a Swedish historian and diplomat of Armenian descent. This important work is a large expansion of his 1824 publication which was the first serious study of Genghis Khan. Kenneth Meyer Setton, A History of the Crusades notes "among the general histories of the Mongols, d'Ohsson …remains unequaled. Avowedly or tacitly most later works rely on it…." Two folding genealogical charts; large 1824 folding map of Asia in the thirteenth century to rear of volume four. Previous owner's bookplates removed from front pastedowns. A nice wide-margined set (many pages yet uncut) in a sound period binding.; lxviii,452; 651; 624(1); 774.; 8vo (22 x 15 cm) 
Price: 9740.00 USD
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10 C. Sivaramamurti Amaravati Sculptures in the Madras Government Museum.
Madras Thompson & Co. for Madras Government Museum 1956 second Very Good 
A handsome copy in supple half calf; gilt title to spine. Sixty-five plates, fifty-two of which are photographic on coated stock. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 376, lxv pl pages 
Price: 300.00 USD
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11 Charles Carter A Sinhalese-English Dictionary (2 Vol. Set)
Colombo, Ceylon The Baptist Missionary Society 1924 Hardcover Good 
Quarter inexpensive tan leather with vertical crack to middle and weak hinges. Particulars in gilt to spine. Repair to title page horizontal tear . Speckled page edges. Previous owner's name (Professor of Sanskrit at University of Pennsylvania) inked to front fly papers. Otherwise a clean copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; x, 806; [5], 535 pages 
Price: 235.00 USD
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12 Charles Chu Ch'i Pai-Shih; His Life and Works
New Haven Yale University 1967 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good 
Flexible red linen with particulars to spine in gilt. Stiff jacket with soiling here and there. A nice, clean copy without previous owners' names or other markings. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xvi;27;46;13 pl. pages 
Price: 85.00 USD
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The Pageant of Peking Comprising Sixty-Six VanDyck Photogravures of Peking and Environs from Photographs by Donald Mennie With an Introduction by Putnam Weale, Descriptive Notes by S. Couling, Donald Mennie
13 Donald Mennie The Pageant of Peking Comprising Sixty-Six VanDyck Photogravures of Peking and Environs from Photographs by Donald Mennie With an Introduction by Putnam Weale, Descriptive Notes by S. Couling
Shanghai A.S. Watson & Co 1922 Hardcover Very Good 
Silk-covered boards with losses to silk. Front board with gilt titling. Foxing to preliminaries; plates clean and bright. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall 
Price: 600.00 USD
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14 E. J. Rapson The Cambridge History of India Volume I: Ancient India
New York Macmillan 1922 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
736pp., + [60]pp. plates + foldout map. Dark green publisher's cloth with gilt titling to spine. ; Cambridge History of India; Vol. 1; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 736 pages 
Price: 100.00 USD
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15 E. S. Creasy History of the Ottoman Turks: From the Beginning of Their Empire to the Present Time.
London Richard Bentley 1858 second Morocco Very Good 
Chiefly founded on von Hammer's German language history of the Turks. Two copies sumptuously bound as one in full green morocco, marbled edges & end-papers. Folding hand colored map of the empire. Frontis engraved view of Malta. Spine panel faded from verdant green to olive. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; [xv],413,(1),548, [1] pages 
Price: 910.00 USD
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16 E.J Eitel Europe in China: The History of Hong Kong from the Beginning to the Year 1882.
Hong Kong Kelly & Walsh LD. 1895 Very Good 
Also published by Luzac & C., London. Quarter black cloth apparently rebacked with remnants of original spine (see image). Tipped-in Statesman's Yearbook 1899 colored folding map of Hong Kong, Kau-Lung and Adjacent Territories. Amongst other topics, British perception of the different colony ethnicities and the opium question.; 8vo ; [x], 575,xiii pages 
Price: 3555.00 USD
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17 Edouard Biot, S. Wells Williams, Chengru Liu & Yan Liu Dictionnaire des noms anciens et modernes des villes et arrondissements de premier, deuxieme et troisieme ordre compris dans l'Empire chinois indiquant les latitudes et les longitudes de tous les chefs-lieux...et les epoques auxquelles leurs noms... 3vol S. Wells Williams' Chinese topography : being an alphabetical list of the provinces, departments and districts in the Chinese empire, with their latitudes and longitudes : reprinted from The Chinese repository. 1844
Paris Imprimerie Royale 1842; 1844; [1831] First Very Good 
Three works bound together in contemporary black calf: Biot's Dictionnaire des ... villes; together with Williams' Chinese Topography (this title interleaved with blank leaves); together with Chengru Liu [Maps of the Qing Dynasty, 1831], the last in Chinese and ending with nineteen maps (some double page) by Yan Liu. Neatly annotated in both English & Chinese in a contemporary hand. Dictionnaire with foxing to prelims & less so throughout & without the folding Klaproth map of China. Foxing to Chinese maps. Cordier 188 (Biot) & 189 (Williams). ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xvi, 314; 102; c.100 ll pages 
Price: 1750.00 USD
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18 Emile Rocher. La Province Chinoise du Yün-nan. Two volume set with all maps.
Paris Ernest Leroux 1879,1880 First Half morocco Very Good 
Eight full-page sur blanc figures. Three folding maps including large, colored PLan de la Ville de Ta-Li-Fu & very large colored Carte du Yün-nan (the latter often missing). Uncut. Recently professionally bound in half navy goat with yellow wraps retained. A faultless set. Cordier 1362 (q.v.). ; Quarto 185x255 mm; xv,286,[i];291[i] pages 
Price: 2440.00 USD
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19 F. S. Couvreur (Séraphin Couvreur) Géographie Ancienne et Moderne de la Chine
Hien Hien Imprimerie de la Mission Catholoque 1917 First Very Good 
Full black cloth. Spring & Autumn Period map as frontis and large (38 x 42.3 in; 965 x1075mm) colored folding map to rear pocket (see image). Advertisement calls for three maps to accompany text, though (if so) few have survived. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; [ii],425 pages 
Price: 1910.00 USD
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20 Francois Lenormant Essai de Commentaire des Fragments Cosmogoniques de Bérose : d'après les Textes cunéiformes et les Monuments de l'art Asiatique.
Paris Maisonneuve et Ce. 1871 Hardcover Very Good 
Number 102 of only 200 copies. Bibliographic note to front fly. Quarter cloth to marbled boards. A nice, clean, tight copy. ; 8vo ; 576 pages 
Price: 1760.00 USD
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