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ENGLISH-CHINESE DICTIONARY. [At Head of Title: Lilliput Series].
Shanghai, China: Commercial Press, Ltd., 1927..
7 x 4 cm. pp. 3 p.l., 992, [1 leaf]. limp cloth (rubbed, small hole in upper cover).
$100 USD                          Book Number: elala3536                         Order / Enquire

[MASTERPIECES Of The Japanese Woodblock Print] [Cover Title in Japanese].
np: np, [c1900].
folio. 36 tipped-in colour woodblock prints after Isoda Koryusai, Hiroshige Ando, Shotei Watanabe, Tosa Mitsuoki, & others. tissue guards with legends in Japanese & English. original patterned silk, paper title label on cover (corners bit frayed).
$2000 USD    Book Number: elala4834         Order / Enquire

[ALEXANDRE, Noël] [1639-1742].
Apologie Des Dominicains Missionnaires De La Chine, Ou Réponse Au Livre du Père Le Tellier Jésuite.
Cologne: Heirs of Corneille d'Egmond, 1700..
2 Volumes. 12mo. pp. 378, [4]; 3 p.l., 366, [7]. contemporary sprinkled sheep, gilt backs (spinal extremities worn). armorial bookplate of Bernard de Noblet, Comte de Chenelette. Dominican critique of the Jesuit position on Confucian rites and ceremonies, written specifically in response to Michel Le Tellier's Défense des Nouveaux Chrétiens and the Éclaircissement of Charles Le Gobien. First published the previous year. Lust also notes a so-called 'second' edition of 1700, apparently a re-issue of the first with cancel title. cfBarbier I 245. cfCioranescu 6806. cfCordier 877. cfLust 854-55.
$1538 USD                          Book Number: FLEol[AL31                         Order / Enquire

BALFOUR, Frederic Henry.
Leaves From My Chinese Scrapbook.
London: Trübner & Co., 1887..
8vo. pp. 4 p.l., 215 + [58]publisher's catalogue. with half-title. Uncut in original cloth (stained & frayed, labels on spine, some light foxing). First Edition. Cordier 611.
$154 USD                          Book Number: FLFavBAL57                         Order / Enquire

The Ainu And Their Folk-Lore.
London: The Religious Tract Society, 1901..
8vo. pp. 2 p.l., ix-xxvi, [604]. title in red & black. 137 text illus. (some full-page) from photos & sketches by the author. original white & gilt-stamped pictorial cloth (slight puckering to spine). First Edition. The author spent sixty-four years from 1877 to 1941 as an Anglican missionary to the Ainu, an indigenous people of Japan settled on the northern island of Hokkaido.
$800 USD                          Book Number: elala4802                         Order / Enquire

The Chrysanthemum and the Sword Patterns of Japanese Culture.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1946..
8vo. pp. 4 p.l., 324. cloth. dw. (price-clipped & edges chipped). First Edition.
$100 USD                          Book Number: dola247                         Order / Enquire

BERNATZIK, Hugo Adolf.
Akha Und Meau Probleme Der Angewandten Völkerkunde In Hinterindien.
Innsbruck: Kommissionsverlag Wagner'Sche Univ.-Buchdruckerei, [1947]..
2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 4 p.l., 258, iv; 4 p.l., 259-568, v-x. folding table, coloured map, 2 coloured plates & 40 double-sided b/w plates. numerous text illus. & diagrams. biblio. index. quarter cloth (rubbed). tattered dws. laid in. First Edition of this anthropological study of the Akha and Miao tribes, based on the author's travels in Burma, Thailand and French Indochina (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia) in 1936-37.
$100 USD                          Book Number: dola334                         Order / Enquire

BIRD, Isabella L[ucy] [1831-1904].
The Golden Chersonese And The Way Thither.
London: John Murray, 1883..
8vo. pp. xvi, [1 leaf], 384. with half-title. 2 coloured maps on 1 folding sheet (of Perak & the Malay Peninsula), 10 wood-engraved plates, & 6 text illus. contemporary half chagrin (extremities bit rubbed, neat gilt institutional crest on upper cover & lower spine, some foxing to map & outer leaves). First Edition. An epistolary account by the famous woman traveller of the last part of her 1879 trip to the Far East, presenting her observations on Hong Kong, Canton, Saigon, and the Malay Peninsula (Singapore, Malacca, Sungei Ujong, Selangor, Perak, Larut, and Kuala Kangsar). Included are observations on the criminal classes of Hong Kong, night life in Canton, Naam-hoi prison, punishment and torture, Portuguese missionaries, Chinese anaesthetics, Anamite life, European life in Saigon, Malay manners and customs, the growth of Singapore, the lieutenant-governor of Malacca, the Malacca jungle, lawlessness in Selangor, yachting in the Malacca Straits, opium farming, mining in Perak, slavery, the Malay interior, local flora and fauna, &c. Cordier, Indosinica, 1471. Robinson, Wayward Women, pp. 81-83.
$769 USD                          Book Number: FRDeBIRD76                         Order / Enquire

[BIRD, Isabella Lucy], Mrs. J.F.Bishop [1831-1904].
The Yangtze Valley And Beyond An Account Of Journeys In China, Chiefly In The Province Of Sze Chuan And Among The Man-Tze Of The Somo Territory.
London: John Murray, 1899..
8vo. pp. xv, 557, [1]. with half-title & tipped-in errata slip. folding colour map & numerous text illus. (many full-page, incl. frontis.). original pictorial cloth, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, rebacked with spine mounted (light wear to joints & extremities, errata slip browned). First Edition. The last published work of one of the most famous of all women travellers. Isabella visited Hangchow, Shanghai, Kankow, Ichang, Kuei Fu, Wan Hsien, San Tsan-Pu, Lian-Shan Hsien, Hsia-Shan-Po, Siao-Kiao, Hsieh-Tien-Tze, Paoning Fu, Sin-Tien-Tze, Tze-Tung Hsien, Kuan Hsien, Chengtu, Sin-Wen-Ping, Li-Fan Ting, Tsa-Ku-Lao, Chengtu Fu, Luchow, and Chung-King Fu. Included are chapters on the Hangchow medical mission hospitals, Chinese charities, opium, and the Protestant missions in China. Cordier, Sinica, 355. Robinson, Wayward Women, pp. 81-83.
$949 USD                          Book Number: FIRe[BIR95                         Order / Enquire

BLUNDEN, Caroline & ELVIN, Mark.
Cultural Atlas of China.
New York: Facts on File, Inc., [1983]..
4to. pp. 237. biblio. gazeteer. index. profusely illus. in colour & b/w (some full-page) incl. maps. cloth. dw. First American Edition.
$77 USD                          Book Number: FUNltBLU56                         Order / Enquire

BOND, George J.
Our Share in China and What We are Doing with It.
Toronto: The Missionary Society of the Methodist Church, 1909..
12mo. pp. 253, [1]ads. 21 plates. mounted illus. on upper cover. cloth (extremities rubbed, institutional bookplate & 2 rubberstamps). First Edition.
$100 USD                          Book Number: elala3520                         Order / Enquire

Kohana San. Written By Lieutenant F.M.Bostwick, U.S.Navy, And Sung To The Air Of "Ballyhooly." [Drop Title].
Tokyo: T.Hasegawa & Yokohama: Kelly & Walsh, Ltd., 1892..
8vo. [pp. 22 on 11 double-leaves]. crepe-paper. numerous colour woodblock illus. musical notation on 5pp. self wrs. with silk ties (few short tears at extremities). First Edition. Hasegawa Takejirõ was a leading publisher during the Meiji period of colour woodblock illustrated books in European languages on Japanese subjects, and often used foreign residents as translators. His publications were intended for export, the tourist trade, and the foreign residents in Japan. The present song relates the story of a young geisha named Kohana San (Little Flower).
$450 USD                          Book Number: elala4922                         Order / Enquire

Oriental Series.
Boston & Tokyo: J.B.Millet Company, [1901-10]..
12 Volumes, comprising: BRINKLEY, F. Japan Its History, Arts, And Literature. 6 (of 8) Volumes; DAUNCEY, Mrs. Campbell. The Philippines An Acount of Their People, Progress, And Condition; BRINKLEY, F. China Its History, Arts, And Literature. 3 (of 4) Volumes; KELLY, R.Talbot. Burma The Land And Its People; and HAMILTON, Angus. Afghanistan. 8vo. 72 monochrome plates (12 colour). titles with decorative colour border. original leather, t.e.g. (bit rubbed, extremities worn, library numbers on lower spines). Ambassador's Edition, Limited to 750 numbered copies.
$799 USD                          Book Number: elala3684                         Order / Enquire

BROOKS, James [1810-1873].
A Seven Months' Run, Up, And Down, And Around The World.
New York: D.Appleton& Company, 1872..
12mo. pp. xiv, 375 + [4]ads. frontis. map. original black & gilt-stamped cloth (spine faded, a few stains in list of contents). First Edition. The work is written in the form of letters to the New York Evening Express, and is almost entirely devoted to Japan (Yedo, Yokahama), China (Shanghai, Pekin, Hong Kong, Canton), and India (Calcutta, Bombay). Smith B137.
$350 USD                          Book Number: elala3621                         Order / Enquire

A Missionary Band: A Record and An Appeal.
London: Morgan And Scott, [1886]..
4to. pp. 3 p.l., xiv, [2], 152, [6]-9. text in double columns. mounted photo frontis. wood-engraved text illus. (some full-page). original black & gilt-stamped cloth, gilt edges (corners frayed). presentation bookplate. First Edition. Including on pp. [2], 54 'An Account of the Farewell Meetings, Voyage to China, and Early Experiences in China of Rev. W.W.Cassels, Messrs. Stanley P. Smith, C.T.Studd, D.E.Hoste, Montagu Beauchamp, Cecil Polhill-Turner, and Arthur T.Polhill-Turner' (The China Inland Mission). There are other small sections on China, Ceylon, India, and Africa. The book concludes with a listing with annotations of books on missions, missionaries, and mission fields, pp. [131]-152, [6]-9.
$225 USD                          Book Number: elala5279                         Order / Enquire

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