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1.Title:     Taizen Shin Doji Orai
author:  Kanenari  Akatsuki and Ryushodo Nishikawa
Pub: Osaka: Akitaya Taemon et al,   Tenpo 8 [1837].
Stitchbound covers in poor condition, content good to fair.
US$ 285/plus post

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Two very attractive watercolors done by the architect-artist Margaret P. Surre,
who would  shortly became the wife of  Iranian art historian-CIA agent Donald Wilber. She has signed each watercolor and dated them 1939. Both images in very good condition.

1. Sheikh's Tomb at Daphne (near Antioch) Syria.  image 18
1/2  inches x 12 1/2 inches.
US$ 250.00/plus post

2. Village House at Daphne (near Antioch) Syria. image 14
1/2 inches x 10  1/2 inches.
US$ 250/plus post
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BOOKS ABOUT CHINA

Offered subject to prior sale by Asian Rare Books (formerly of New York City ) now relocated to Manila . Books in good used condition except where noted. Octavo format unless otherwise stated. Ex-lib. denotes a former library copy perhaps with some library markings. 
Prices  in US Dollars do not include  cost of shipping from Manila.Remittance can be arranged directly into our HSBC account (preferably) or by dollar draft.

Challan De Belval
Au Tonkin 1884-1885. Notes, Souvenirs et Impressions
Paris: Plon-Nourrit 1904. 415pp. Generally good clean ex-lib. with
some rough edges. Original wrappers bound into later worn boards
US$  95.00

Thomas E. La Fargue
China 's First Hundred
Pullman : State College of Washington 1942. xiv, 176pp. Illust.
Bookplate.  Good  in cloth. Dustjacket some tears, soiling.
US$ 50.00

Students of the Peking   Union Medical College
The Unicorn, Volume I
Peking   1924. Quarto. Illust.  bilingual Chinese and English  text.
Very good condition with minimal light foxing and cloth light wear and  some
foredge rubbing. Possibly spine renewal.  Rare  student Yearbook of PUMC.
US$ 275.00

R.H. van Gulik (Tr.)
Hsi K'ang and his Poetical Essay on the Lute
Tokyo : Sophia University/Charles Tuttle  1969 New Edition. 133pp.
Chinese text, translation and commentary. Cloth. Dustjacket
US$ 65.00

R.H. van Gulik
Chinese Pictorial Art as Viewed by the Connoisseur
Reprint Taipei: Southern Materials Center  [198- ?].
Quarto. xxxvii, 537 pp. Illust. Good clean copy but
lacks the original edition's (1958) samples of silk paper in
rear pocket. Cloth. Dustjacket. Signature of  former MET
textile curator Jean Mailey
US$ 90.00

Francis L.K. Hsu
Under the Ancestors' Shadow Chinese Culture and Personality
London : Routledge  1949. xiv, 317pp. Cloth. Dustjacket tears
US$ 25.00

Hsiao-Tung Fei
China 's Gentry. Essays in Rural-Urban Relations. Revised and Ed.
by M.P. Redfield..with Six Life-Histories of Chinese Gentry Families
Chicago : University of Chicago Press 1953. v, 290pp. Very minor
soiling. Cloth. Dustjacket
US$ 20.00

David R. Meyer
Hong Kong as a Global Metropolis
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2000. xii, 272pp. Cloth.
Dustjacket
$ 37.50

Madeline Y. Hsu
Dreaming of Gold, Dreaming of Home. Transnationalism and Migration
Between the United States and South China , 1882-1943
Stanford: Stanford University Press 2000. xx, 271pp. Cloth. Dustjacket
US$ 37.50

Yingjin Zhang (Ed.)
Cinema and Urban Culture in Shanghai , 1922-1943
Stanford: Stanford University Press 1999. xvi, 369pp. Cloth. Dustjacket
US$ 35.00

Xiaobo Lu
Cadres and Corruption. The Organizational Involution of the Chinese
Communist Party
Stanford: Stanford University Press  2000. xviii, 368pp.  Cloth. Dustjacket
US$ 35.00

Wang Wenzhang (Ed):
Mei Lanfang fang Mei jing ju tu pu / zhu bian Wang Wenzhang = A collection of illustrative plates of Beijing opera performed during Mei Lanfang’s visit to the United  States .
Beijing Shi : Wen hua yi shu chu ban she, 2006  [ISBN  7-5039-2787-9]. 15, 402pp. Quarto. Many color plates of costume. Bilingual Chinese-English text. Quite heavy!
US$ 175.00

Editorial Committee of Gems of China’s Cultural Relics (Comp.)
Gems of China's Cultural Relics/ Zhongguo wen wu jing hua 1990.
Beijing : Wen Wu  1990. Quarto.  296 pp. 202  color illust.  Wrappers light wear else a good clean copy. [several copies available]
US$ 50.00


Arthur W. Hummel (Ed.)
Eminent Chinese of he Ch'ing Period (1644-1912)
Washington : Government Printing Office/Library of Congress 1943-1944. 2 vols. Quarto. xi,1103pp.
Internally good, with light yellowing of text  and few minor stains or creases.
Cloth   some wear and discolor. Heavy set
US$ 125.00

C.A.S. Williams
Hai kuan yu yen pi hsu/ Anglo-Chinese Glossary of Modern Terms For Customs
and Commercial Use (With Explanatory Notes and Chinese Index)
Peiping :  Customs College Press 1933 Third Ed. Revised. Small Quarto. 288pp. Minor spotting or creasing. Endpapers  darkened with bit of wormholing but withal a  good, clean copy of a rather rare work  with a signed author dedication and old owner inscription and bookplate. Original green cloth  worn.
US$ 475.00

Max Loehr
Chinese Bronze Age Weapons. The Werner Jannings Collection in the National Palace Museum , Peking
Ann Arbor/London: University of Michigan Press/Oxford University Press  1956. Quarto. xiii,  233pp. Plates. Generally good and clean in  slightly bumped or rubbed boards.Clear mylar dustjacket partly  torn away.
US$ 175.00

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BOOKS ABOUT JAPAN

Wasuke Jikemura (Ed.)
The Russo-Japanese War Fully Illustrated/The War Album (odd volume only)
Tokyo: Kinkodo  c. 1905. Oblong Quarto.  vol. IV only. Many illust.,
some color. generally
decent images with marginal soiling or tears (some repair). Rather
loose in worn
and soiled original green illustrated cloth. Uncommon
$ 75.00

[Crepe paper] K. Florenz
Dichtergrusse aus dem Osten Japanische Dichtungen
Leipzig: C.F. Amelang [Hasegawa] ca. 1908 (?).  Neunte Auflag. Internally
largely good and clean. Illustrated outer wrappers somewhat
torn, small piece missing at margin.
$ 150.00


Lewis Bush
77 Samurai Japan's First Embassy to America
Tokyo: Kodansha  1968.  Cloth. Dustjacket
$ 15.00

Jeffrey P. Mass
Yoritomo and the Founding of the First Bakufu. The Origins of Dual
Government in Japan Stanford University Press 1999. Text map. Cloth. Dustjacket bit dusty. 
$ 30.00

Donald Richie and Ian Buruma T
The Japanese Tattoo
New York/Tokyo: Weatherhill 1982 printing. Color plates. Cloth. Dustjacket 
$ 15.00

Sir Rutherford Alcock The Capital of the Tycoon: 
A Narrative of Three Tears' Residence in Japan
London: Longman, Green 1863. First Ed. 2 vols. All required maps and chromolithos. 
A fair copy with some light scattered waterstaining and foxing on
some pages and rear of plates. 
Rebound with the original spines retained. Newendpapers. Cloth soiled.Unsigned author dedication 1874 on half-title to Khalil Cheriff Pacha.
$ 275.00

Bayard Taylor
A Visit to India, China, and Japan in the Year 1853.
New York: Putnam 1855. First Ed. Frontis. Illust. half-title.
Scattered light to moderate foxing,
browning and disbound in loose worn original boards. Complete.
$ 20.00

Charles W. Hepner
The Kurozumi Sect of Shinto
Tokyo: Meiji Japan Society 1935. Illust. Cloth. Dustjacket. In slipcase
$ 25.00

[Periodical] The Kokka An Illustrated Monthly Journal of the Fine and Applied Arts of Japan and other Eastern Countries Tokyo: The Kokka Publishing Co. 1911-1913. Folio. Illust. Issues no. 258, 260, 274, 276, 277. 
Loose in worn wrappers, only about half of the illustrated plates are present. Texts complete.
$ 25.00

John Batchelor
Ainu Life and Lore Echoes of a departing Race
Reprint Connecticut 1999 [orig. 1927]. Illust. Cloth
$ 60.00

John Batchelor (Tr.) Uwepekere or Ainu Fireside Stories as Told by One of Themselves Tokyo: Kyobunkan [1924]. Ex-lib. copy with some stamps on title page which is almost loose. Original wrappers are not present. Crudely pasted between thin library boards. Rather uncommon
$ 35.00

Betty Jean Lifton Return to Hiroshima. Photographs by Eikoh Hosoe New York: Atheneum 1970. Oblong format. Cloth. Dustjacket light wear
$ 15.00

(Milarepa) )Ekai Kawaguchi Himalaya Yama no Hikari Kugyo Shisei Milarepa Tokyo: NihonZobon Gakkai 1931. Illust. Some loosening of pages in worn, taped and somewhat soiled cloth. Internally quite clean. Worn slipcase. Rare Japanese work on Milarepa.
$ 100.00

Ryunosuke Akutagawa Hell Screen ("Jigoku Hen") and Other Stories Tokyo: Hokuseido Press 1948. Illust. Decorated boards. Dustjacket. Signature at endpaper of Carmen Johnson who wrote on the Burakumin.
$ 20.00

James S. De Benneville Saito Musashi-Bo Benkei (Tales of the Wars of the Gempei)Yokohama 1910. 2 vols. Two color frontispieces, illust., fold. map. Good,clean set. Small darkened spot on each title page where name of former owner has been erased and obscured. Original green cloth with Kanji figures.
$ 300.00

              
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