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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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Samuel Mossman, late editor of the North China Herald:
China. A Brief Account of the Country, its Inhabitants, and their Institutions.

London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK), n.d. [1867?]. First edition. v, [ii], 356, with a number of plates and a foldout tinted map. A seriously-written account by one who knows the country. While the contents are notably clean in general, a few pages have corner creases, or are slightly bent parallel to the margin. The map has been professionally repaired, and it and its adjacent page have some foxing. 16.5x10.5cms, with the original yellow endpapers, in the original binding of dark blue cloth over bevelled boards, decorated in blind, and with illustrations blocked in gilt to spine and front board. Firm and clean, but a little rubbed and dulled, spine ends puckered. Good copy of a very scarce title. Very Good.

Price: 300.00


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Photogravures by Donald Mennie, with an Introduction by Putnam Weale:
Pageant of Peking.

Shanghai: Watson & Co., printed by Kelly & Walsh, 1921. Second edition. [viii], 40; followed by the 66 large Vandyck photographs, depicting buildings, scenery, and people, tipped-in recto with facing captions. Photographs in fine condition, pale foxing to some pages. Title and initial capitals in the text are rubricated. Original silk bookmark present, detached. Later armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Small folio (c.15.5x11.5ins), in the original bevelled boards, with the original patterned blue silk printed in gilt relaid to the boards, and with a new spine of matt grey cloth, titled in gilt. Soiling and fading to the silk, particularly to the upper board, with a two-inch blot of black ink towards the spine. A very good refurbished copy. VG.
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Price: 780.00


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Sir Aurel Stein:
On Ancient Central-Asian Tracks. Brief Narrative of Three Expeditions in Innermost Asia and North-Western China. With numerous illustrations, colour plates, panoramas and map from original surveys.

London: Macmillan, 1933. First edition. xxiv, 342pp. Minor foxing at pp 44-45, and slight browning to edge of map. Contents otherwise fresh and clean. Foxing to uncut edges of text block, but not intruding onto pages at all. Top edge gilt. Firm in the original smooth red-brown cloth with gilt medallion and spine title, bright and firm, corners good, slight puckering to spine ends. Exceptional copy. Near Fine.
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Price: 800.00


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W.P. Hares:
Gojra Jangal vichch Mangal. 'Joy in the Wilderness', a Panjabi Proverbial Saying. The Story of a Canal Colony in the Land of the Five Rivers.

Mysore: Wesley Press, n.d. [1934]. Presumed first and only edition. viii, 148, [2], illustrated with many photographs. Contents clean and unmarked. Quarto, c.25x19cms, in the original binding of red cloth, bright and firm, slightly marked and with crease across upper corner of front board, spine titled in gilt and slightly faded. The story of a mission. Good copy. VG.

Price: 30.00


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Yi Pangja [Princess Masako]: translated by Kim Sukkyu, edited by Joan Rutt: with jacket notes by Edward B. Adams:
The World is One: Yi Pangja's autobiography.

Seoul & Los Angeles: Taewon Publishing Co., 1973. First English edition. 220pp, illustrated with photographs. The story of the Japanese Princess who was betrothed at an early age to a Korean Prince, but who, following the death of her son, dedicated herself to social work in Korea. Front free endpaper bears a gift inscription from the Editor. Contents very clean. In the original binding of tan cloth, spine titled in red and metallic blue, clean, bright and firm, corners sharp, small angled ridges to spine cloth. In the protected pictorial dust jacket: light fraying or wear to some edges, the spine has angled ridges corresponding with those of the cloth, and there is a small chip to the foot. Inner edge of front panel sunned. A good copy. VG in G dust-jacket.

Price: 35.00


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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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