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Image for KAPPA (Gulliver in a Kimono) Translation and introductory notes by Seiichi Shiojiri

KAPPA (Gulliver in a Kimono) Translation and introductory notes by Seiichi Shiojiri

By: Akutagawa, Ryunosuke

Price: $149.98

Publisher: Abeno, Osaka, Japan, Akitaya: 1948

Edition: First Edition; Third Printing

Seller ID: 39166


154 pages; Publisher's flexible grey boards printed in black, pictorial endpapers, in a fragile dust jacket printed in black and red on thin paper stock. This is the third printing of the first English language edition of "Kappa" -- the masterpiece of Ryunosuke Akutagawa, considered by some the father of the Japanese short story. His mother went insane shortly after his birth in 1912, so he was adopted and raised by his maternal uncle, Akutagawa Do-sho-, from ... View more info

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THE AFGHANS

By: Ali, Mohammed

Price: $37.94

Publisher: Kabul [Afghanistan], N.p.: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39620


[vii] & 163 pages; Printed wrappers. The author was a Professor of History at Kabul University, who published a preliminary version of this text as ' A New Guide to Afghanistan.' Kabul University, Kabul, 1958. OCLC Number: 9323. About this expanded work, the author claims in his preface: "This book is probably the only work of its kind which gives in a short simple form a complete picture of the Afghan way of life -- their cutoms and their manners, ceremonies, feat... View more info

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SHORT BIBLIOGRAPHY ON JAPAN

By: Anesaki, Masahuru

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Tokyo, Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41310


38 pages; Clean and tight in original black wrappers with gilt lettering and design on front wrapper. OCLC: 6685518 "The following list of books (in English) is selected primarily to facilitate the study or general reading on things Japanese by those who are relatively unfamiliar with Japan..." ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral ele... View more info

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THE NEAR EAST FROM WITHIN

By: Anonymous

Price: $99.94

Publisher: London, Cassell and Company: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39513


viii, 256 pages; Clean and tight in original navy blue cloth with gilt lettering and gilt image of crescent moon and star. Clean and tight in original blue cloth binding with gilt lettering and the image of a crescent moon and star; cloth mildly rubbed at spine ends. Frontispiece photograph of Peter I of Servia, 12 addition photogravure portraits of various leaders in Servia, Eypt; Roumania; Greece, Bulgaria, etc. Chapter headings include: Sultan Abdul Hamid; Life in ... View more info

Trekking Map Pokhara to Jomosom - Showing the whole of the Annapurna Himal

By: Anonymous

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Kathmandu, International Graphic Art: 1970

Seller ID: 41179


Folding map measuring about 70 by 60cm in stiff card wrappers. Map has a small split at twocorners and a split along left margin (not affecting image) Wrappers are worn and chipped. OCLC: 5482604; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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AN INTRODUCTION INTO LAMAISM - The Mystical Buddhism of Tibet

By: Anuruddha, R. P.

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Hoshiarpur, Vishveshvaranand Vedic Research institute: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40345


xvi, 212 pages; Clean and tight in original printed boards with brown cloth spine in chipped, edgeworn dustjacket. Dustjacket flaps fixed to inner boards. Lamaism the Mahayana form of Buddhism of Tibet and Mongolia. View more info

Image for Florante and Laura ...  Translated into English from the Spanish version of Epifanio de los Santos by George St. Clair Carefully compared to the Tagalog original by Fernando Villarosa

Florante and Laura ... Translated into English from the Spanish version of Epifanio de los Santos by George St. Clair Carefully compared to the Tagalog original by Fernando Villarosa

By: Balagtas, Francisco ; [Translator's own working copy]

Price: $199.94

Publisher: Manila, The Times Press: [1920]

Edition: First English Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41608


61 & [1, ads] pages; Publisher's blue wrappers -- (the front wrapper is now missing); bound with three metal staples. Somewhat worn, title page dusty, rear wrapper and spine now have some chips missing. The author's copy of the first edition of his translation into English of key work of the literature of the Philippines written in Tagalog. George St. Clair (identified on the title page as "Professor of English - University of the Philippines") had inscribed ... View more info

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Colour Map of ASIA from Zell's Popular Encyclopedia

By: Bartholomew, John

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, T. Ellwood Zell: 1876

Seller ID: 40024


This excellent vintage printed colour map of Asia measures 17" by 12 5/8" Printing details from the bottom margin state Engraved & Printed in Colours - T. Ellwood Zell, Philadelphia - by J. Bartholomew. No date engraved in the plate, but mid to late 1870s from Zell's Popular Encyclopedia. A wonderful representation of the Asian continent as it was geographically configured in the 1870s -- Persia, Beloochistan, China, Eastern Turkestan, India, Burmah, Siam, Ann... View more info

MODERN DEMOCRACY IN CHINA

By: Bau, Mingchien Joshua

Price: $139.94

Publisher: Shanghai, Commercial Press, Ltd.: 1924

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 41678


x, 467 pages; Former owner's bookplate on front pastedown and names on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front cover. Minor wear to cloth at spine ends, some faint spotting to front board. This is the 1924 Second Edition of this thorough examination of the political and constitutional problems confronting the Chinese nation in the 1920s following the Revolution with conclusions addressing the drafting of a ... View more info

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ACROSS THE GOLDEN HEIGHTS OF ASSAM AND NEFA [North East Frontier Agency]

By: Baveja, J. D.

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Calcutta, Modern Book Depot: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40349


147, v pages; Foreword by Verrier Elwin, D.Sc. (Oxon). Illustrated with photographs, large folding map of Assam and Nefa tipped in at rear. Contents clean and tight in original cream coloured boards in edgeworn dustjacket with chipping and staining (now in protective mylar cover); rear board has superfical stain. This work is an account of the author's travels to the tribal areas of Assam, NEFA, and the Naga Hills Tuensang area describing the cultural and social life of... View more info

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Hints on the Study of the Bhagavad-Gita Four lectures delivered at the Thirtieth anniversary meeting of the Theosophical Society at Adyar, Madras, December 1905

By: Besant, Annie

Price: $124.94

Publisher: Benares, Theosophical Publishing Society: 1906

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41595


2 p.l., 131 pages; Some notes written on end blanks and bottom of last page of text, otherwise clean and tight in original tan cloth binding, cloth toned, small ink spot at outer edge, bottom of front cover. Former owner's name on titlepage "Eugenia P. Willcox" and tiny printed label on front endpaper - "Oriental Esoteric Center/.../Washington, D.C." Annie Besant (1847 – 1933) was a prominent British socialist, theosophist, women's rights activist, wr... View more info

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HE WHO RIDES A TIGER

By: Bhattacharya, Bhabani

Price: $9.94

Publisher: London, Angus & Robertson: 1960

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 38797


232 pages; Clean and tight in original binding in very good dustjacket. View more info

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Collection Hayashi Objets d'art du Japon et de la Chine : peintures, livres

By: Bing, S[iefried] - compiler

Price: $199.94

Publisher: Paris, MM. Durand-Ruel: 1902

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41618


iv, 310 & [2] pages; Original decorative wrappers: rough buff covered flexible card stock, printed in pale green. A worn copy of the first part only (of three) of this landmark sale catalogue. OCLC: 81092230 The collector was the Japanese collector/dealer Tadamasa Hayashi, [1853-1906]. Hayashi arrived in Paris in 1878, as interpreter and assistant to Wakai Kenzaburo (1834-1908), to attend the Exposition Universelle. After the Fair was concluded he started the antiqua... View more info

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THIRD CLASS WORLD A Roving Philosopher Observes the Common Man

By: Bradshaw, Marion J.

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Alliance, OH, Bradshaw Printing Company: 1939

Seller ID: 40324


268, +120 photos pages; Clean and tight in original black cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and gilt image of a ship at sea in gilt on front cover. Very good pictorial dustjacket presenting a collage of several images from the author's photographs with a cutout revealing the title of the book at the spine. The book has never been read as indicated by the fact that the text pages are unopened and untrimmed. On the copyright page it states "First Printing Ju... View more info

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PORT ARTHUR 1830-1877

By: Brand, Ian

Price: $5.94

Publisher: West Moonah, Jason Publications: 1975

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 37020


77 pages; Clean and tight in original pictorial wrappers. OCLC: 3559544 Since it closed in 1877. Port Arthur has been the subject of much misrepresentation ... [here is] a balanced view of Port Arthur and its allied stations on Tasman Peninsula. It is based on original documents 1830-1877, where ever possible, rather than the faulty memories of visitors recorded many years later. Former owner's initials, otherwise like new. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and ap... View more info

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JAPANESE ART LACQUERS

By: Casal, U. A.

Price: $29.94

Publisher: Tokyo, Sophia University: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40157


180 pages; Contents clean and tight in original dark blue cloth binding with gilt lettering in a red box on front board in edgeworn, chipped dustjacket. Sixty pages of black & white plates with photographic reproductions of Japanese lacquers. View more info

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GOLDEN TIPS - A Description of Ceylon and its Great Tea Industry

By: Cave, Henry W.

Price: $299.99

Publisher: London, Samson Low Marston & Company: 1900

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41472


xii, 474 & [1, ad] pages; Publisher's cream cloth, blocked and stamped in gilt in an elaborate all-over pattern of leaves, slate grey endpapers, all edges gilt. A wonderful copy of the first edition of a handsome book -- of interest both for its subject: tea and its plantations, and the setting: Ceylon, now known as Sri Lanka. A particularly well-preserved copy, with an inscription in ink on the verso of the front free endpaper: "For Annie G. Mawle / a present from... View more info

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Short Guide to the Museum

By: Central Museum

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Indonesia, Central Museum Jacarta: 1968

Seller ID: 38994


34 pages; Previous owner's notes about items in collection on rear wrapper, otherwise clean and tight in pale blue printed wrappers. Floorplan of the museum, image on front wrapper, text printed on inexpensive paper, appearance almost of mimeographed typed text. No date printed in book; perhaps earlier version of OCLC: 63887668 View more info

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ORIENTALIA COLLECTED BY MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM H. WHITRIDGE

By: Chait, Ralph M.

Price: $99.94

Publisher: Baltimore, Baltimore Museum of Art: 1930

Seller ID: 39949


172 pages; Clean and tight in original printed boards. Pagination: 131 (text), (3), 42 (plates). Issued in conjunction with an exhibition of Chinese Pottery and Porcelain from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Whitridge. Illustrated with 40 pages of black & white photographs of some of the objects exhibited. Historical Introduction by Ralph M. Chait. Articles in the collection include pieces of blue-and-white, Famille-verte, Famille-rose, blue, white, gree... View more info

Notes on Mao Tse-tung's "Report of an Investigation into the Peasant Movement in Hunan"

By: Chen Po-ta

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Peking, Foreign Languages Press: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41563


62 pages; Minor bump at head of spine, otherwise clean and tight in original printed wrappers. OCLC 252249355 "The present English translation of ChenPo-ta's Notes on Mao Tse-tung's "Report onan Investigation of the Peasant Movement inHunan" has been made from the Chinese text, third edition, published by the People's Publishing House, Peking, in November 1953.The footnotes have been added by the editor." [Statement on the copyright page] "This arti... View more info