• Topic: Peoples and Nations: Far East

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W. H. Medhurst: with engravings on wood by G. Baxter:
China: Its State and Prospects, with especial reference to the Spread of the Gospel : containing allusions to the antiquity, extent, population, civilization, literature and religion of the Chinese.

London: John Snow, 1838. First edition (third thousand). xvi, 592pp. With a number of plates, including Baxter's frontis printed in oil colours, a foldout map of the Maritime Provinces of China, and in the appendix, a chronological table of Chinese history. Contents clean, though with edge stains to the title page and the slightly soiled frontis, and a small stain to the bottom margin continuing through the earlier part of the book. There is a small splash mark to the inner margins of pp238-239, and two corners have dog-ear creases. Map folds clean. De luxe binding: text block all edges gilt, bright, and with gorgeous red silk endpapers, the pastedowns framed by broad gilt-decorated turn-ins. Firm, in the original bottle-green morocco, decorated front and back with gilt curlicues, the spine with raised bands and decorated compartments, recently professionally refurbished with Japanese tissue. A beautiful copy. An early reader's pencilled appreciation on the last page has been left. [Contains more than one reference to the Chinese people's objections to westerners' hypocrisy in lecturing them on behaviour while conducting the opium trade.]
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Price: 520.00

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Netherlands East Indies. B.R. 518 (Restricted). Complete in two volumes (vols I and II). Geographical Handbook Series: for official use only.

Naval Intelligence Division, April 1944. First edition. xiii, 525; xiv, 514. Illustrated with many photographs and maps in line, including one foldout. Both vols have large colour foldout maps in pockets inside the back cover: that in Vol I is of the Dutch East Indies, and that in Vol II is of the whole East Indies, with another of Java and Madoera [sic]: the two main maps are crisp and fresh, the Java one slightly less so. Contents clean and unmarked. One plate has slight edge damage. Firm, in the original bindings of russet cloth: spines slightly sunned, spine ends blunted. Very good set. Very Good.
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Price: 50.00

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Keith McLachlan:
The Neglected Garden: The Politics and Ecology of Agriculture in Iran.

London: I. B. Tauris 1988. First edition. xxi, 303pp. Contents clean and unmarked, pages tanning slightly. In the original black cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, bright and firm, corners sharp. In the unclipped pictorial dust jacket, very fresh and bright. Lovely copy. Near Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: 30.00

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Sargeson, Sally:
Reworking China's Proletariat. Studies on the Chinese economy.

Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1999. First edition. xviii, 278 p. Unread copy. Contents pristine. In the original black cloth-textured binding lettered in gilt, in the black and white dust jacket. As New in as new dust-jacket.

Price: 75.00

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