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Boulger, Demetrius Charles de Kavanagh. The History of China. Volume II. Freeport, New York: Books for Libraries Press, 1972. Facsimile reprint of New and Revised Edition, with Portraits and Maps. Volume 2 of 2. 627 pages. Index. Portraits. Frontispiece portrait. (No maps found in this volume). First published in 1898. Exlibrary. Spine label removed; stamps on top and bottom edges, front flyleaf, Contents page, and inside rear cover; barcode label and pocket on rear free endpaper. Good hardcover. #23655. $20
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Carin, Robert. China's Land Problem Series. Volume 2: Agricultural Co-operativization Movement. Kowloon, Hong Kong: Author, 1960. a-k, 642 pages. On front cover: Research Backgrounder. A study of economic aspects and land tenure in China. Very good hardcover; some pencil underlining and marginalia; stamps on rear flyleaf. #29711. $125
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Carin, Robert. China's Land Problem Series. Volume 3: Rural Communes (September 1, 1958 - August 15, 1959). Kowloon, Hong Kong: Author, 1960. a-t, i-li, 865 pages. Bibliographical references. The first volume of three on China's rural communes, 1958-1960. Volumes II and III are listed separately. On front cover: Research Backgrounder. A study of economic aspects and land tenure in China. Very good hardcover; stamps inside rear cover; some pencil underlining and marginalia. #29712. $125
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Carin, Robert. China's Land Problem Series. Volume 4: Rural Communes (II) (August 1959 - March 1960). Kowloon, Hong Kong: Author, 1961. a-k, i-xxviii, 853 pages. Bibliographical references. The second volume of three on China's rural communes, 1958-1960. Volumes I and III are listed separately. On front cover: Research Backgrounder. A study of economic aspects and land tenure in China. Very good hardcover; some underlining and marginalia. #29713. $125
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Carin, Robert. China's Land Problem Series. Volume 5: Rural Communes (III) (April - December 1960). Kowloon, Hong Kong: Author, 1962. a-h, i-xxv, 608 pages. Bibliographical references. The third volume of three on China's rural communes, 1958-1960. Volumes I and II are listed separately. On front cover: Research Backgrounder. A study of economic aspects and land tenure in China. Very good hardcover; some underlining and marginalia. #29714. $125
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Carruthers, Douglas (Alexander Douglas Mitchell). Beyond the Caspian: A Naturalist in Central Asia. Foreword by David A. Bannerman. Edinburgh, London: Oliver and Boyd, 1949. 1st printing. xx, 290 pages. Index. Bibliography. Photographs. Illustrations. Folding map. Exlibrary. Spine label partially removed, bookplate inside front cover partially removed, stamp on verso of title page, stamp on all edges. Very good hardcover. #22838. $82.50
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Eames, James Bromley. The English in China: Being an Account of the Intercourse and Relations between England and China from the Year 1600 to the Year 1843 and a Summary of Later Developments. London: Curzon Press & New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1974. Facsimile reprint. First published in 1909. xi, 622 pages. Index. Photographs. Illustrations. 2 Folding Maps. UK ISBN: 0700700439. Good hardcover in good, slightly frayed and chipped dust jacket; stamps on front and rear flyleaf and on top edge; extensive ballpoint underlining and marginal notes in Chinese; label on lower dust jacket spine. ISBN 006491870X. #29719. $40
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Ebtehaj, G. H. A Guide to Iran. Tehran: G. H. Ebtehaj, 1956. 4th edition. 16mo (small book). xv, 318 pages. Maps. Folding maps. Includes a Persian vocabulary. Good leatherette hardcover. Former owner's name on blank front flyleaf. #24820. $17.50
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Kaieda, S. Japanese History. Folklore and Stories of Imagination. Kanda, Tokyo: Nan-Un-Do, 1951. 12mo (small book). 56 pages. Notes. Illustrations. 'The book is a selection from a collection of stories and essays on history, folklore and geography which I have written in recent years. The reason why I wrote these fictions and essays in English is quite simple. I am a teacher of English at a Japanese college.' - Foreword. Very good wrappers (soft cover). #23323. $15
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Kang, Kwon-yong, and Mi-son Kwon. The Story of Jeju Haenyeo Clothing. Jeju, South Korea: Haenyeo Museum, 2014. 97 pages. Bibliography. Colored photographs. Illustrations. Haenyeo Museum Investigation Report. Women divers, diving suits and shellfish fisheries in South Korea. Text in English. Very good stiff wrappers (soft cover). #29915. $50
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Kol, H. H. van. Drie Maal Dwars door Sumatra en Zwerftochten door Bali. Rotterdam: W. L. & J. Brusse's Uitgeversmaatschappij, 1914. xiv, 436 pages. 2 folding maps. 78 Photographs. Frontispiece portrait. Publisher's catalog, March 1914 bound in rear. Translation of title: Three times across Sumatra and wanderings through Bali. Text in Dutch. Very good hardcover. Gilt front cover title and pictorial device and spine title; covers and spine slightly discolored, some foxing. Former owner's signature and bookplate on half-title page. #26044. $260
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Martin, H. Desmond. The Rise of Chingis Khan and His Conquest of North China. Introduction by Owen Lattimore. Edited by Eleanor Lattimore. New York: Octagon Books, 1977. Reprint. xvii, 360 pages. Index. Bibliography. Maps. Frontispiece. Good hardcover; extensive ballpoint underlining; marginal notations in Chinese; name stamp on front flyleaf. ISBN 0374952876. #29653. $35
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Rana, Daman Shumsher Jang Bahdur. (Listed on front cover as Daman Shamsherjang Bahadur Rana). Nepal: Rule and Misrule. New Delhi & Allahabad: Rajesh Publications, 1978. 1st printing. vii, 240 pages. Index. Very good hardcover in slightly worn dust jacket. #22204. $65
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Richardson, A. P. (Alphyon Perry), 1875-1949. Windows of Asia. Photographs by the author. Concord, New Hampshire: Rumford Press, 1928. Small 8vo. iv, 206 pages. Photographs. Very good hardcover in slightly frayed, worn and sunned dust jacket. #27343. $15
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Rundall, Thomas, editor and notes. Memorials of the Empire of Japon: In the XVI and XVII Centuries. London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1850. 1st edition. 8, xxxviii, 186, [1] pages, pages of plates. Folding map. A presentation copy inscribed by the author to his son, who drew the map, but unsigned. Works Issued by the Hakluyt Society, 8. Includes several full-page facsimile documents, including one large folding facsimile. A replacement folding map bound in facing the title page, 'A Chart of the Empire of Japon Constructed (From Kampfer, Krausenstern etc.) by J. Wharton Rundall, 1850. Includes 'Report for 1849'. Contents: A description of the empire of the 16th century. From Harleian mss. 6249. Letters of William Adams, 1611 to 1617. Notes. Summary of a narrative by His Excellency Don Rodrigo de Vivero y Velasco, Governor General of the Philippine Islands, of his residence in the empire: A.D. 1608-1610. Very good hardcover. Original gilt ruled brown calf leather, spine with five raised bands decorated in gilt & gilt stamped morocco label. Marbled endpapers, all edges sprinkled red. Boards edge worn, rubbed & bumped. Bookplate on front paste down. Folding map is a modern replacement. #28236. $450
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Spencer, Robert Steward. Typhoon Days in Japan. New York: Friendship Press, 1934. 12mo (small book). 182 pages. Frontispiece double-page map. The author was a Methodist missionary in Japan. Very good stiff wrappers (soft cover); fold in rear cover. #25589. $35
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Sridhar, S. N., and Nirmal K. Mattoo, editors. Ananya: A Portrait of India. Ridgewood, New York: Association of Indians in America, 1997. 1st printing. 910, [18] pages. Index. Bibliographical references. Color and black-and-white photographs. Illustrations. Frontispiece. Rear endpaper map. Dated, inscribed and signed by Mr. Sridhar, the editor. Epilogue by V. S. Arnachalam, 'This Time, A Tryst with Technology?' Contributors include S. R. Rao, Lallanji Gopal, Irfan Habib, Sabyasachi Bhattacharya, and many others. Fine hardcover in Fine dust jacket. ISBN 0965977110. #22138. $125
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Surgeon. A Voyage to Ceylon, with Notices of the Wesleyan Mission on that Island. By a Surgeon. Revised by the Editors. New York: Published by G. Lane & P. P. Sandford, for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at the Conference Office, 200 Mulberry-street. J. Collord, Printer., 1841. 24mo (very small book). 106 pages. Gift inscription on blank front flyleaf, 'Presented by the Sabbath School of the M. E. Church to William R. Hubbs, Smithtown Branch [New York], Dec 1, 1852'. Original marbled paper over board with quarter-leather spine with gilt title and the number 246. Good hardcover with rubbed edges; dampstains throughout. #29000. $400
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Tarling, Nicholas. Asia and the First World War: Involvement and Aftermath. An Essay. Auckland, New Zealand: New Zealand Asia Institute, University of Auckland, 2014. 1st printing. 126 pages. Bibliographical references. 'This book is intended to acknowledge the involvement of Asia and Asian people in what became the first world war, and to indicate the impact on them of the war and of the peace-making. The empires in Europe were destroyed and the European empires in Asia were weakened.' - Rear cover. Very good stiff pictorial wrappers (soft cover). ISBN 9780473297053. #29920. $27.50
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Verghese, B. G. Waters of Hope: Facing New Challenges in Himalaya-Ganga Corporation. New Delhi: India Research Press, 2007. 4th Edition, Revised and Updated. xii, 544 pages. Index. References. 2 Folding maps. Under the auspices of the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. Water management and irrigation in South Asia. Good hardcover. Exlibrary: spine label, stamps on all edges, stamp inside front cover, on title page; barcode label on rear flyleaf. ISBN 8187943882. #29757. $27.50
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Young, Marilyn Blatt. The Rhetoric of Empire: American China Policy, 1895-1901. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1968. viii, 302 pages. Index. Bibliography. Inscribed and signed by the author on front flyleaf. Harvard East Asian Series, 36. Very good hardcover in very good dust jacket; rear panel of dust jacket slightly wrinkled. #29902. $25
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Zuoxuan, Xie, Pan Junxian, Zhang Wenyong, and Zhou Zende, editors. The Vicissitude of Shanghai Folk Style and Features, 1840s-1990s. Shanghai: Shanghai People's Fine Arts Publishing House, 1998. 1st printing. 4to (large book). 207 pages. Color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. A series of essays and images on Residents, Costume, Eating, Housing, Going (i.e., Transportation), Marriage and Funeral, Entertainment, and Yearly Folk Festivals. Text in Chinese and English. Very good hardcover in very good dust jacket. ISBN 7532220818. #26054. $50
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