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1 Broderies Chinoises
Paris Henri Ernst c. 1922 First Very Good 
Thirty-six plates representing 96 motifs in an interesting and effective combination of printed image together with pochoir and hand coloring. All of which lends a three-dimensional effect to the images. Three leaves (six pages) of text: Title, Introduction & Table of Plates. This portfolio includes a loose September 1923 folio article entitled "Colorful Embroideries from China are Now in the Mode." String ties.; Folio 
Price: 555.00 USD
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2 F. Alvarez Semedo with a supplement by Martin Martinius The History of That Great and Renowned Monarchy of China. . all the Particular Provinces are Accurately Described the Dispositions, Manners, Learning, Lawes, Militia, Government, and Religion of the People. Together with the Traffick and Commodities of that Countrey. Lately written in Italian....To which is added the History of the Late Invasion and Conquest ... by The Tartars (Bellum Tartaricum or the History of the Warrs of the Tartars in China & c.)
London E. Tyler for John Crook 1655 First English Hardcover Good 
Two parts in one, continuously paginated. With three copper-engraved plates: Frontis to first work: " Alvarez Semedo" after Thomas Cross, "Mandarin… & his Wife" p. 29 & second frontis ( to Martinius' Tarter Conquest): "Thein Mingus, Emperor of the Western Tartars." Two copper-engraved maps: "Situs Provinciarum Imperii Sinici MDCLIV" facing p. 255, & "An Exact Mapp of China, being faithfully Copied from one brought from Peking by a Father Lately resident in that Citty 1655," the latter folding and placed by the binder at the very front of the book. Two pages of advertisements for books printed for John Crook. Large folding map has ancient repairs and worming; lengthy 18th century ownership inscription to back of frontis; worming throughout, some affecting text. Nonetheless a handsome copy with all the requisite parts nicely bound in half forest-green morocco. ; Quarto 27.5 x 18.5 cm; [x], 308, [2] pages 
Price: 6660.00 USD
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3 J. Lewis Shuck Portfolio Chinensis: or a Collection of Authentic Chinese State Papers Illustrative of the History of the Present Position of Affairs in China. With a Translation, Notes and Introduction.
Macao, China Printed for the Translator at the New Washington Press by F.F. de Cruz 1840 First Half morocco Very Good 
Woodblock Chinese texts above English translation with exception of Appendix printed in July 1840 for which woodblocks could not be cut in time & where the Chinese characters were printed with the East India Company's movable Chinese type. Both types (though especially English) firmly bitten in to native stock. Shuck presents an unbiased (almost satirical) account of the futile Chinese attempts to rid themselves of British opium imports in printing their edicts, many of which were in effect supplications to the "rascally" English smugglers who "only know how to benefit themselves, regardless of the injuries the inflict upon our people!" By the time of the final document ("for the removal of the evils arising from opium") the government is reduced to a warrant on all English heads: "The taking alive of English barbarians…no matter they be soldiers or merchants, for every such individual, a reward, in cash, of one hundred dollars shall be given. For the murder of each one of the above, the fact being verified, one fifth of the aforesaid sum shall be awarded." Greater awards (up to twenty thousand dollars) were offered for English officers and ships. Nineteenth century title page rebacking with no affect to text. This copy that of R.H. Horne (his name to t.p.), collaborator with Charles Dickens in "The Great Exhibition and the Little One" (1856) contrasting Britain's exuberant display in the Great Exhibition with the restrained Chinese "Little One" in Hyde Park. Mid twentieth century half brown morocco; five raised bands; marbled end papers and boards; title, author, place & date to spine; previous owner's name to foot. Top edge gilt. A little underscoring and knowledgeable linguistic scholia with alternate translations. A complete text in a handsome yet supple half morocco binding. Cordier 1905-6 (q.v.); Lust 478. Description © William Chrisant, Virginia Book Shop, 2015.; 147 x 217 mm; xvi, 191 pages 
Price: 7000.00 USD
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4 John C.H. Wu, Wen Yuan-ning et al. T'IEN HSIA Monthly. Volumes I, II, III. Complete in 30 issues
Nanking & Shanghai Sun Yat-sen Institute for the Advancement of Culture 1935-1936 First Edition; First Printing Very Good 
Volume I, number 1, August, 1935 through Volume III, number 5, December, 1936. Three weighty volumes nicely bound in half black cloth over burgundy boards. Gilt title in Chinese with English transliteration as well as Roman volume number and Arabic year. Volume I: Number 1, August 1935 - Number 5, December 1935; Volume II: Number 1, January 1936 - Number 5 May 1936; Volume III: Number 1 August 1936 - Number 5, December 1936. Together 30 issues with cumulative indices to the rear of each volume. A handsome set.; 8vo 18 x 25 cm; 7 x 9 7/8 inches; 602; 518; 550 pages 
Price: 2800.00 USD
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5 Max Perleberg Who's Who in Modern China. From the Beginning of the Chinese Republic to the end of 1953 [in Jacket].
Hong Long Ye Olde Printerie 1954 First Cloth Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Large fold out chart of "The Central People's Government."; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xii, 428 [1] pages 
Price: 570.00 USD
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6 S. Wells Williams A Syllabic Dictionary of the Chinese Language; arranged according to the Wu-Fang Yuen Yin with the Pronunciation of the Characters as heard in Peking, Canton, Amoy, and Shanghai
Shanghai American Presbyterian Mission Press 1874 1st Half morocco Very Good 
Handsomely bound in half cauliflower blue morocco, five gilt-ruled raised bands, marbled boards & end-papers, top edge gilt. Binder's name to foot of spine. ; Thick quarto 10.5 x 9 in; Lxxxiv, 1252 pages 
Price: 2650.00 USD
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