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Kohana San

By: Bostwick, F. M. (Lieutenant - U. S. Navy)

Price: £250.00

Publisher: Tokyo, Japan (10 Hiyoshicho), T. Hasegawa: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114411

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


An original Japanese crepe paper book, printed in 1892 - Meiji era. Condition: Generally Good plus to Very good minus, with some light foxing (light yellowy/brown spots here and there) and some creasing (as usual with crepe paper). This is a Hasegawa crepe paper book with music and text/lyrics depicting Kohan-san - a Geisha of Kobe. With Lovely Colour Woodblock Illustrations throughout. 24 pp - including the covers. Printed 1892. Actual size (8" x 6 3/4 " - 20 cm x 17 cm) , with greyish silk ties. An illustrated story of Kohana-san (Little Flower) , a Geisha of Kobe, presented in song ... View more info

Splendours of the Lost Civilisations Journey in the World of Archaelogy

By: Bourbon, Fabio;

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Vercelli, Italy, White Star: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 110896

ISBN: 8880957015

Condition: Fine in As New dust jacket


Cream boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and front cover. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which is not price-clipped. The bottom edge of the boards have some minor shelf-wear and the rear inner spine is beginning to crack, otherwise there are No Inscriptions or other Marks. 352 pp. Illustrated with colour plates and photographs throughout. Glossary; Bibliography. Overall, apart from the minor 'faults', as detailed above, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'As New' copy. "This work brings to life almost 50 archaeological sites from around the glob... View more info

Mountains of the Gods . The Himalayan and the Mountains of Central Asia

By: Cameron Ian

Price: £8.74

Publisher: London, Century Publishing: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 60143

ISBN: 0712603123

Condition: Very Good


Hardback. Very Good+/Very Good. 1st Edition (uk). Minimal Ex-lib. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Thick. In association with the Royal Geographical Soc. , ; Ex-Library View more info

China Today

By: Cameron, Nigel

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 107481

ISBN: 000100140X

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Colour illustrated laminated covers, slightly dusty, spine a little sunned. Brightly illustrated endpapers. NO INSCRIPTIONS. Hinges sound. 128pp. Profusley illustrated in colour and black/white. Excellent copy, CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. "Nigel Cameron provides a sympathetic and authoritative account of a life style completely unlike our own; an account which gives a contemporary panoramic view of the land and peoples of China today"; 107481; 4to View more info

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CONTEMPORARY VIETNAMESE PAINTERS / Sovremenniye Khudozhniki Vietnama / Peintres Vietnamiens Contemporains

By: Can Tran Van; Huu Ngoc; & Vu Huyen

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Hanoi, Red River Foreign Languages Publishing House: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114307

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


Hardback, square-ish format (8.6" x 7.7") , white paper-covered boards which are Near VG in a G+ unclipped dustjacket. The front edge of the rear board has some old edge damp staining, this also affects the dustjacket, the blank edges of the last 2 pages, and the page fore-edges at this point. There are a couple of tiny indentations/very light marks to the very bottom edge - negligible. The d/j has 2 'closed' tears, which are now neatly repaired to the reverse of the d/j with clear archive tape. The d/j is a little rubbed and marked here and there, and shows the rear stain as noted ear... View more info

The Taj Mahal

By: Carroll, David

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, The Reader's Digest Association Ltd:

Seller ID: 003828

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Spine of dustwrap faded, NOT PRICE CLIPPED. Brown board, gilt illus to front board and gilt titling to spine. Illustrated half title. 172pp. Profusely illustrated in colour and black/white. CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. Black and white frontis/title page. Decorative endpapers.; 003828; 4to (large) View more info

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MAO The Unknown Story. (SIGNED Copy)

By: Chang, Jung & Jon Halliday

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 2005

Edition: First Edition; Eighth Printing

Seller ID: 113636

ISBN: 0224071262

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


SIGNED by BOTH AUTHORS under their names on the Title page. Black boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's dustjacket. The dustjacket is NOT price clipped. Page fore-edges uniformly 'toned' (light cream). Ottaker's bookshop sticker (easily removable) on the front cover stating 'Signed Copy'. NO other Inscriptions or Marks. (16) + 814 pp. Illustrated in b/w with 'suites' of photo illustrations and maps. "Based on a decade of research, and on interviews with many of Mao's close circle in China who have never talked before - and with virtually everyone outside... View more info

Chinese Humanism A Religion Beyond Religion

By: Chih Andrew

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Taiwan, Fu Jen Catholic University Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 108825

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Aqua Blue textured cloth boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and front board. In the original publisher's decorated dustjacket. The dustjacket has some edge tears/chips but is 99% complete and clean. 8 + 548 pp. Some light foxing spots to the endpapers and page edges. Top edge 'dusty'. Quite a scarce volume on the subject of 'Humanism' and Chinese Humanism specifically. Overall a Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Zhi Si Jing Quan Tu = Picture Story of Silk Cultivation. The Story of Silk. (Early 20th Chinese Concertina-Style 'fold-Out' Book with Wood Covers and Hand-Painted Illustrations)

By: Chinese - Youting Shi Hui

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Foochow, China, Youtingshi - Sold By Ling Yu Sing: 1916

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 114061

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


No date, but this is an early 20th Century Chinese book with 12 hand-painted illustrations depicting the tale of the the cultivation of Silk, starting with Silkworm Eggs. The book has a 'fold-out accordion binding' which when folded out to the full extent, cover to cover, measures c. 3. 5 Metres (c. 11' 5" or c. 350cms) with a wood cover front and back. A Chinese "Foo" character is carved into front board and attractively infilled with a green chalky substance. See Images. The History of the cover design (The "Foo" (Fu) character = Happiness) is given in English on the firs... View more info

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Large Dams in China: History, Achievement, Prospect (English Edition)

By: Chinese National Committee On Large Dams (edited by)

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Beijing, China, China Water Resources and Electric Power Press,: 1987

Edition: First English Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114936

ISBN: 7120000438

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


ALL text, etc, in ENGLISH. In clean, tight Turquoise 'rexine-type' (pseudo leather) boards. In the original publisher's pictorial dust-jacket. A few 'closed' tears to the corners and the laminate is blistering on the rear cover - but the d/j is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks Very Good. Page fore-edges clean and white. Internally sepia pictorial endpapers, and a former owner has written his name, date and location (Ertan Dam '92) on the reverse of the front endpaper. Otherwise NO other Inscriptions or Marks. Excellent inside. (12) + 251 pp. Numerous... View more info

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The First Emperor of China

By: Clements, Jonathan

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Stroud, Sutton Publishing: 2006

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 114031

ISBN: 0750939591

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


In FINE black cloth boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's FINE pictorial dustjacket. Book looks unopened/unread. NO INSCRIPTIONS OR MARKS. (xx) + 203 pp. Illustrated in b/w with a suite of (unpaginated) plates between pages 76 & 77 and 3 b/w maps. "This book by Jonathan Clements is the first outside Asia to tell the full story of the life, legends and laws of the First Emperor Ying Zheng. The man who unified China, built the Great Wall, and whose tomb is guarded by the famous Terracotta Army. It exposes the intrigues and scandals of his family - his moth... View more info

The Sound of Fury . An Account of the Indian Mutiny

By: Collier, Richard

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Collins Clear Type Press: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000279

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


No Jacket. First Edition. 8vo. Gilt titling to spine of cloth bound boards. Top and bottom of spine slightly bumped otherwise Very Good. Slight foxing to page edges, map and e/p's. Map on paste down and e/p. Name/Writing on e/p at top corner of map. 382 pp. An account of the Indian Mutiny. A unique and important record of one of the worst disasters in British Military history. A highly readable and graphic account of this episode of Indian history when the British Army Sepoys mutinied and went on a blood bath through Lehore, Lucknow, Cawnpore etc. The date is 1857. INTERNALLY CLEAN, TIGHT WELL... View more info

The Great Indian Mutiny. a Dramatic Account of the Sepoy Rebellion

By: Collier, Richard

Price: £18.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co, Inc. ,: 1964

Edition: Reprint; Second Printing

Seller ID: 109960

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Black boards with bright yellow and green titling to the spine. The covers have a couple of VERY small marks, old thin lines of sellotape glue only, these may be able to be removed? - but really negligible if not. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. The dustjacket is a little rubbed to the extremities and has a little surface loss in places but overall is Good plus to VG Minus. Dustjacket is Not price-clipped. The page fore-edges are quite foxed. NO Inscriptions. Map Endpapers, which have a little light staining (negligible) to the front pastedown endpapers o/w NO Marks. 383 pp. ... View more info

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Archaeology and History: Early Settlements in the Andaman Islands.

By: Cooper Zarine

Price: £85.00

Publisher: New Delhi, Oxford University Press.: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: M010552

ISBN: 0195657926

Condition: As New in Fine dust jacket


An As NEW hardback book, entirely unmarked and unworn, could pass for new. Pictorial paper-covered boards in an identical design dustjacket. The dustjacket has just the tiniest touch of wrinkling to the top rear edge but is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks FINE. (xv) + (1) + 207 pp. 7 chapters, 2 appendices, bibliography, index, numerous b/w line drawings, figures, charts, etc, with full page colour photo-illustrations, etc. "This pioneering multidisciplinary study is the result of extensive surveys on early human settlemants in the Amndaman Isla... View more info

Sharpe's Triumph

By: Cornwell, Bernard

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd: 1998

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 109988

ISBN: 0002256304

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


Blue boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. The dustjacket is Not price clipped. A little light, fairly negligible, shelfwear to the covers - just the slightest light 'smudging/scoring/edge curling' but invisible unless held to the light. Now protected in a clear book plastic cover and looks FINE. The page fore-edges are slightly browned/tanned. (the paper is uniformly tanning). No Inscriptions, hinges sound, internally excellent, VERY clean tight and bright. 298 pp Map in b/w (The Battle of Assaye 1803). FIRST Edition, First Printing, w... View more info

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The Pacific War 1941-1945

By: Costello, John

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1981

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 110841

ISBN: 0892562064

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Quarter bound with a black cloth spine and light blue paper covered boards. Bright silver-gilt titling to the spine. The spine is slightly concave due to the extreme thickness of the book (circa 2 and a half inches) and has a sliver of fading to the very edges of the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which is very slightly faded to the spine, but is not price-clipped. The d/j is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks Very Good. There are slight foxing (brown) spots to the page fore-edges and a very little discolouration to the inner g... View more info

With the First in the Field

By: Cowton, Albert E.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Norwich, Mrs A. E. Cowton: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 109773

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


In pale (faded? ) blue cloth boards with Gilt title to spine. Gilt aeroplane motif on front cover. A previous owner has coloured in parts of the boards to try to match the colour where it has been faded/sunned/marked. Spine and boards sound and look OK, but discoloured and the covers are marked. Head/tail of spine bumped. The book is now protected in a clear book plastic cover, and looks quite good. Light blue endpapers with the edges 'browned'. All Page fore edges browned. Internally VERY GOOD. (i-xvi) + 496 pp. B & W photographic frontispiece. Quotation. Preface. Foreword by Air Commodore St... View more info

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Will Adams, The First Englishman in Japan. A Romantic Biography.

By: Dalton William

Price: £128.00

Publisher: London, James Blackwood & Co. ,: 1870

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 114870

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


An early edition. No date but likely circa 1870s. (The original was published in 1861 and other publishers quickly followed suit). In the original pictorial cloth covered boards, with gilt titling to the spine and front board. No dust-jacket. Spine ends and corners are a little bumped, but no damage. The spine is slightly faded and rubbed, but the gilt is quite bright. Page fore-edges dust-ingrained and with some marks. Internally pale lemon endpapers, some thumbing/marks on the front free endpaper, a few small neatly closed edge tears, and a top corner crease to the first 6 pages of the first... View more info

The Agricultural Zoology of the Malay Archipelago . The Animals Injurious and Beneficial to Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry in the Malay Peninsula, the Dutch East Indies and the Philippines

By: Dammerman, K. W.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, J. H. de Bussy Ltd: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110913

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


This copy has been Rebound with a Red cloth spine, and red paper covered boards with the original cover pasted to front cover, which is grubby/stained. Names/prices written on the half title. There are also some very occasional ink notes/underlining - but only on a very few pages. Many attractive Colour plates and lots of black/white illustrations. The plate on p 388 has edge repairs with tape. OVERALL Internally VERY clean, tight and bright. (xi) + 473pp. Contents cover: - Animal Pests. Soil Fauna; Termites and Ants. Internal Plant Parasites. - Borers. External Plant Parasites - Biting Animal... View more info

Transactions of the Royal Historical Society. Sixth Series Volume 18

By: Daunton, Martin; Alice Rio; Derek Keene; Andrew Pettegree; et Al...

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 108784

ISBN: 052142965X

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Blue boards with bright gilt titling and decoration to the spine and front board. No Dustjacket. (4) + 279 pp. Articles in this issue are: - Presidential Address: 'Britain and Globalisation since 1850: III. Creating the World of Bretton Woods, 1939-1958' Martin Daunton; 'High and Low: Ties of Dependence in the Frankish Kingdoms' Alice Rio; 'Text, Visualisation and Politics: London, 1150-1250' Derek Keene; 'Centre and Periphery in the European Book World' Andrew Pettegree; 'A Tale of Two Episcopal Surveys: The Strange Fates of Edmund Grindal and Cuthbert Mayne Revisited' Peter Lake; 'The Langua... View more info