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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 ...

By: Amos Adams Lawrence

Price: $600.00

Publisher: New York, American Art Association: [1921]

Seller ID: 1578

Condition: Very Good


New York: American Art Association. Very Good. [1921]. Small bookplate of Count Alexandre Orlowski to front pastedown. Prices noted in pencil throughout. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

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The Naturalist in Manchuria. Five volumes in the first edition.

By: Arthur de Carle Sowerby

Price: $2,020.00

Publisher: Tientsin, Tientsin Press.: 1922-1930

Edition: First

Seller ID: 4242

Condition: Very Good


Quarto. A clean unused set in the original green cloth. Scattered light foxing. No repairs, no parts lacking, no alterations. Five volumes bound in three: 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. All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. First Edition. View more info

Image for Essays on the Languages, Literature, and Religion of Nepal and Tibet:  together with further papers on the geography, ethnology, and commerce of  those countries. (2 parts in one)

Essays on the Languages, Literature, and Religion of Nepal and Tibet: together with further papers on the geography, ethnology, and commerce of those countries. (2 parts in one)

By: B. H. Hodgson

Price: $400.00

Publisher: London, Trubner & Co.: 1874

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 3590

Condition: Very Good


Oxblood cloth with blindstamped decoration to front cover and gilt particulars to spine. Light wear to head and tail of spine. Small loss to bottom edge of rear cover near spine. Black painted endpapers. The personal copy of Professor Royal W. Weiler, who taught Sanskrit at Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania, and whose name is neatly inscribed to the front fly paper. Occasional penciled scholia, otherwise a nice, clean copy. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xi, 145; 124 pages. All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. View more info

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Chinese Pottery of the Hang Dynasty

By: Berthold Laufer

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Leiden, E. J. Brill Ltd.: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4398

Condition: Very Good


Full oxblood cloth. Irregular discoloration on boards, see image. Gutters slightly cracked. An internally clean and serviceable copy. First Edition. View more info

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A Catalogue of the Chinese Translation of the Buddhist Tripitaka, The Sacred Canon of the Buddhists in China and Japan

By: Bunyiu Nanjio

Price: $1,600.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1883

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 3736

Condition: Very Good


Oxford: Oxford University Press. Very Good. 1883. First Edition. Half Calf. Inscribed on half title by author: "To Professor Legge, Bunyiu Nanjio Oxford: February 14, 1883." ; 4to; 479 pages; Signed by Author; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . First Edition. View more info

Image for Histoire des Mongols depuis Tchinguiz-Khan jusqu'à Timour Bey ou Tamerlan.  Four volume set.

Histoire des Mongols depuis Tchinguiz-Khan jusqu'à Timour Bey ou Tamerlan. Four volume set.

By: C. d'Ohsson (Abraham Constantin Mouradgea d'Ohsson)

Price: $9,740.00

Publisher: La Haye & Amsterdam, Freres van Cleff: 1834-1835

Seller ID: 1582

Condition: Very Good


La Haye & Amsterdam: Freres van Cleff. Very Good. 1834-1835. 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 t... View more info

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Historic Macao

By: Carlos A. [Augusto] Montalto de Jesus

Price: $3,300.00

Publisher: Hongkong, Hong Kong, Cassell and Company, Ltd.: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4229

Condition: Very Good


Twelve plates together with a map. Genuinely scarce, none having reached auction in recent decades: a victim of guilt-by-association with its second edition (which was tossed to the flames by local Macau authorities). Top edge trimmed, others deckled; some as yet uncut. Half blue morocco; marbled boards. Bookplate removed; p. 278 left intentionally blank. A surprisingly fine, handsome copy. Henri Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica, 2326. ; 8vo ; vi, 358 pages. First Edition. View more info

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China, Historical and Descriptive, with an appendix on Corea

By: Charles H. Eden

Price: $350.00

Publisher: London, Marcus Ward & Co.: 1880

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 3234

Condition: Very Good


London: Marcus Ward & Co.. Very Good. 1880. Second Edition. Green cloth boards with decorative gilt plant motif to front cover. Particulars blind-stamped to spine. Wear to head and tail of spine. Front hinge cracked, rear hinge worn. Gilt embellished colored half title. Fold out map of "Chinese Empire" to front. A clean copy without previous owners' names or other markings. Cordier 97.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 334 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

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The New Geography of China; A senior middle school textbook

By: Chester G. Fuson

Price: $165.00

Publisher: Shanghai, The Commercial Press, Limited: 1933

Seller ID: 2841

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth with gilt title to front cover and gilt particulars to spine. Publisher's logo blind stamped to rear cover. Tasteful bookplate of previous owner to front pastedown. Remnants of penciled student drawing to front fly. Fold out map present and intact. A nice, clean copy without other markings. ; xii;273;2 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. View more info

Image for Nord-Est de la Chine. Mandchourie, Mongolie, Vladivostok, Coree. Cartes et  Plan.

Nord-Est de la Chine. Mandchourie, Mongolie, Vladivostok, Coree. Cartes et Plan.

By: Claudius Madrolle

Price: $900.00

Publisher: Paris, Hachette: 1913

Seller ID: 2952

Condition: Very Good


Scarce. Original printed wraps bound in blue cloth boards with gilt particulars to spine. Two foldout maps of Moukden (Shenyang), Chang-Hai (Shang-Hai), Nankin (Nanjing) and Hang Tcheou (Hangzouh). A very nice, clean copy of a hard to find guide. ; [iii],187-442,8 pages; View more info

Image for Northern China, the valley of the Blue River, Korea; A handbook for  travellers in Northern China and Korea

Northern China, the valley of the Blue River, Korea; A handbook for travellers in Northern China and Korea

By: Claudius Madrolle

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Paris & London, Hachette & Company: 1912

Seller ID: 3236

Condition: Very Good


Paris & London: Hachette & Company. Very Good. 1912. Limp red cloth boards with gilt particulars to front cover and spine aswell as top and bottom margin of textblock not affecting text or images. Some creasing to pages. Foldout maps throughout. A very nice copy without previous owners' names or other markings.; Madrolle's Guide Books; 12, [xxviii],471, 12, 8 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

Image for Le Chou-king, un des livres sacrés des Chinois, qui renserme les  fondements de leur ancienne histoire, les principes de leur gouvernement &  de leur morale ; ouvrage recueilli par Confucius. Traduit & enrichi de  notes, par feu le P. Gaubil, missionnaire à  à la Chine. Revu & corrigé  sur le texte chinois, accompagné de nouvelles notes, de planches gravées  en taille-douce & d'additions tirées des historiens originaux, dans  lesquelles on donne l'histoire des princes omis dans le Chou-king.

Le Chou-king, un des livres sacrés des Chinois, qui renserme les fondements de leur ancienne histoire, les principes de leur gouvernement & de leur morale ; ouvrage recueilli par Confucius. Traduit & enrichi de notes, par feu le P. Gaubil, missionnaire à à la Chine. Revu & corrigé sur le texte chinois, accompagné de nouvelles notes, de planches gravées en taille-douce & d'additions tirées des historiens originaux, dans lesquelles on donne l'histoire des princes omis dans le Chou-king.

By: Confucius translated by Antoine Gaubil and edited by Guignes

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: Paris, N. M. Tilliard: 1770

Seller ID: 3483

Condition: Very Good


Paris: N. M. Tilliard. Very Good. 1770. Attractive Bennett of New York binding in purple morocco with bold gilt decoration to front cover. Raised bands; gilt particulars, previous owner's name and decorations to spine. All edges gilt. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Worming throughout, mostly to margins with instances affecting text apparent around pages lvii, lxxxvii, cxvi, 309, 317, 327, 333, 407, 433. All four plates present, with worming to bottom of plate on page 336, partially affecting image. An otherwise clean and very handsome copy without further markings. ; Small 4t... View more info

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Materials for a History in Tibetan Literature. (3 vol. set) Reproduced in original scripts and languages

By: Dr. Lokesh Chandra

Price: $460.00

Publisher: New Delhi, International Academy of Indian Culture: 1963

Seller ID: 3246

Condition: Very Good


New Delhi: International Academy of Indian Culture. Very Good. 1963. Green cloth with general wear to covers. Gilt particulars to spine with slight wear to head of spine on vol. 2. Bottom corners of vol. 3 bumped. Textured endpapers with small tear to fore edge of front fly in vol. 3. A nice clean copy without previous owners' markings. Please expect extra postage for overseas orders.; Sata-Pitaka Series; Vol. 28-30; 4to 11" - 13" tall; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

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San Min Chu I; The Three Principles of the People (in scarce jacket)

By: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen (Translated by Frank Price)

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Shanghai, Commercial Press: 1928

Seller ID: 4283

Condition: Very Good


Losses to dust jacket. Stamp to recto of front fly, publisher's sticker to verso. Bookplate to front pastedown; still a nice attractive copy. xx,514pp. Dust jacket present. View more info

Image for Europe in China: The History of Hong Kong from the Beginning to the Year  1882.

Europe in China: The History of Hong Kong from the Beginning to the Year 1882.

By: E.J Eitel

Price: $3,555.00

Publisher: Hong Kong, Kelly & Walsh LD.: 1895

Seller ID: 1549

Condition: Very Good


Hong Kong: Kelly & Walsh LD.. Very Good. 1895. 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; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

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Myths and Legends of China

By: E.T.C. Werner

Price: $66.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, Easton Press: 1997

Seller ID: 4489

Condition: As New


As new copy. View more info

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Picture Book of 'A Dream of Red Mansions' by Sun Wen of the Qing Dynasty This Chinese English Bilingual Edition

By: Edited by Lushun Museum, translated by Han Dan

Price: $175.00

Publisher: The Writers Publishing House: 2007

Seller ID: 4667

Condition: Very Good


Oversize volume (13.75 x 12.75 inches). Unpaginated. String-bound pictorial wraps. Accordion fold textblock. Bump to lower right corner. Housed in tri-fold chemise. Quarter cloth over pictorial boards with cut out, please see image. Some wear to corners.Otherwise, a very nice clean copy without previous owners' names or other markings. View more info

Image for Memoire sur la Constitution Politique de la Chine au XII Siecle Avant  Notre Ere. Extrait du tome II de la 1 serie des memoires presentes par  dives savants a l'academie des inscriptions et belle-lettres.

Memoire sur la Constitution Politique de la Chine au XII Siecle Avant Notre Ere. Extrait du tome II de la 1 serie des memoires presentes par dives savants a l'academie des inscriptions et belle-lettres.

By: Edouard Biot

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Paris, Imprimerie Royale: 1844

Seller ID: 2983

Condition: Very Good


Paris: Imprimerie Royale. Very Good. 1844. Hardcover. Whip stitched blue wraps in handsome quarter ruled blue morocco slipcase with gilt particulars to spine. Blue cloth chemise. Previous owners name inked to top right corner of front wrap. Bound with "Notice sur les Travaus de M. Edouard Biot." Moisture mark to top margin extending slightly to text. Foxing throughout. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 8, 45 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

Image for 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

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

By: Edouard Biot, S. Wells Williams, Chengru Liu & Yan Liu

Price: $1,750.00

Publisher: Paris, Imprimerie Royale: 1842; 1844; [1831]

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1532

Condition: Very Good


Paris: Imprimerie Royale. Very Good. 1842; 1844; [1831]. First. 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 (Bio... View more info

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La Province Chinoise du Yün-nan. Two volume set with all maps.

By: Emile Rocher.

Price: $1,440.00

Publisher: Paris, Ernest Leroux: 1879,1880

Edition: First

Seller ID: 3604

Condition: Very Good


Paris: Ernest Leroux. Very Good. 1879,1880. First. Half morocco. 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; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . First Edition. View more info