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1 ANNOTATED OUTLINES OF THE HISTORY OF JAPANESE ARTS Outline for the Study of Far Eastern Arts
Washington, D C Freer Gallery Of Art / Smithosonian Institute 1950 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket  
Would be near fine softcover reference if not for two small light color stains on the title page. Soft paper covers three hole punched with grommets. Sixteen pages with approximatedly 28 pages of supplemental information. Cover and contents are very clean except for title page. No marks. There is a hint of edge wear where paper covers extend beyond the content pages. ; 4to  
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 ON THE LAND OF ABAI
Almaty Oner 1994 5898406085 / 9785898406080 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
This is a hardcover book in a dust jacket. It is in English, Russian, and the Kazakh language. The setting for this book is Shyngystau in present Kazakhstan. Shyngysta is the birthplace of three famous writers - Abai, Shakarim, Mukhtar Auezov. Beautifully photo illustrated in color. This is a large book, heavy, tall (11 1/2") , wide (10") , and thick with heavy glossy paper. An introduction is in the three languages. Captions under the photos are in the Kazakh language. The Russian and English translations of the captions are at the rear of the book in quite large letters. The emphasis in photos is on the land, views, people, customs, literature, writers and poets, plus libraries and books. The book has a tight binding and is covered in green cloth. Bright and clean. There are no marks or writings by former owners. The dust jacket is equally crisp and clean. Unclipped. There is a touch of edge wear to the jacket corners, but no tears or chips anywhere. Gift condition. ; 4to; 277 pages 
Price: 45.00 USD
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3 THE REGISTER OF THE SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART Oriental Art Issue
Lawrence, KS The University Of Kansas 1984 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket  
Near fine softcover book with a hint of wrinkle on the front cover. Glossy cover has a bamboo pictorial. Content fine except for a tiny corner curl on the first two pages. Bamboo paintings, porcelain and prints - imari, screens, making use of a collection, Suzuki Shonen's Daruma Dolls, plus more. ; Number 1 Spring; 4to; 154 pages  
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Asakawa, K THE EARLY INSTITUTIONAL LIFE IN JAPAN A Study of the Reform of 645 A. D.
New York, NY Paragon Book Reprint Corp 1963 Second Edition Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket  
This is a hardcover book without a dust jacket (probably as issued) . This is a 1963 reprint of the 1903 edition. The book is in near fine contion with only a tiny circle-initial on the bottom edge. TIght, bright, and very clean covers. The interior is equally crisp and clean. There is a trace of a former owner name and price in ink on the front end paper. Well cared for; 8vo; 357 pages  
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Beveridge, Albert J. THE RUSSIAN ADVANCE
New York, NY Harper & Bros 1904 First Edition Hardcover 
This is a hardcover, former library book with modest markings. The book is bound in its original brown cloth covers with a gilt title on the front cover with decoration. The title on the spine is also in gilt as are the top edges. The end papers have a modest library book plate, a small stamp, and a remnant of something once tipped in (at the rear) The covers are clean and fresh looking. There is some corner wear. The interior pages are all clean. There are no other marks or writing. Only one of two maps are still in the book. The author documents extensive travel to Russia, Manchuria, and China in the early 1900's. ; 8vo; 486 pages  
Price: 18.00 USD
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6 Bridge, Antony SULEIMAN THE MAGNIFICENT Scourge of Heaven
New York, NY Franklin Watts 1983 531098974 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket  
This is a first edition hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book has a tight binding and is very clean. There are no marks or writing. The unclipped dust jacket is equally crisp and clean with a touch of rubbing. Photo illustrated . ; 8vo  
Price: 19.00 USD
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DAUGHTERS OF CHINA Sketches of Domestic Life in the Celestial Empire, Bridgman, Eliza J. Gillett
7 Bridgman, Eliza J. Gillett DAUGHTERS OF CHINA Sketches of Domestic Life in the Celestial Empire
New York, NY Robert Carter & Brothers 1853 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
This is hardcover book in dark brown cloth with blindstamped design on both covers and spine with gilt on the spine. The binding is tight, corners are straight, there is barely any wear. There is a slight slant to the spine. The end papers are original and have somw former owner writing in pencil and some in ink. There is a n engraved frontispiece of a full view of a female. There are other wood line engravings of scenes. A piece of the tissue guard over the frontispiece is missing. Someone has written in words in pencil on the bottom of the frontispiece next to the caption. The first five or six pages have some serious foxing or staining from the page edges going in. This book is in English. Charming small book. Well cared for. ; 8vo; 234 pages 
Price: 350.00 USD
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8 Chao Tzang Yawnghwe (Alias Eugene Thaike) THE SHAN OF BURMA Memoirs of a Shan Exile
Singapore Institute Of Southeast Asian Studies 1987 9971988623 / 9789971988623 First Edition Softcover 
This is a softcover book with a tight binding, no creases on the spine, a hint of corner curl, a spot on the half-title page, and two tiny spots on the bottom edges. Bright, crisp, clean. No marks, no writing, no underlining. Very carefully read, if at all. There are occasional black and white photos within the text. Printed in a typed manuscript style. 275 pages; from 1987.; 8vo; 275 pages 
Price: 95.00 USD
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9 Coleman, Craig S. American Images of Korea Korea and Koreans As Portrayed in Books, Magazines, Television, News Media, and Film
Elizabeth, NJ Hollym 1997 1565910885 / 9781565910881 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket  
This is a hardcover book in a dust jacket. Both the book and jacket are in fine condition. They are very clean and crisp. The book has a tight binding with perfect corners. There are NO marks, writings, underlining. The book appears to be unread. Korea and Koreans as Portrayed in Books, Magazines, Television, News Media, and Film. ; 8vo; 298 pages  
Price: 38.00 USD
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10 De Quincey, Thomas DE QUINCEY'S REVOLT OF THE TARTARS Flight of a Tartar Tribe
Boston, MA D. C, Heath & Co. , Publisher 1900 First Edition Hardcover 
This is a small book of 91 pages, published in Boston by D. C. Heath in 1900. The covers are cloth of a light brick red with a decorative border in a darker shade of the same color for the title. There is a touch of edge wear to the cloth and the spine and edges are slightly darkened. There is a faint spot on the front cover. The interior end papers and pages are crisp and clean. There are no marks or writing. The first and last page have a short tear that has been mended with light Japanese rice paper. There is a chip on the front edge of the next to the last page. There are eight pages of advertising by the publisher - lists of other books and new publications. The book has been edited by George Armstrong Wauchope. Wauchope has also written Intrduction. ; 12mo; 91 pages 
Price: 16.50 USD
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11 Edwards, Richard THE FIELD OF STONES A Study of the Art of Shen Chou (1427-1509)
Washington, D C Freer Gallery Of Art / Smithsonian Institute 1962 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Large (folio size) hardback book in near fine condition. There is a loss of book cover sheen in two to three small spots. The binding is tight, corners are straight, covers and contents are very clean, there are no marks or writing. This book has been well taken care of. There are 118 pages of text and references, plus 50 pages of plates and an index. ; Folio 
Price: 45.00 USD
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12 Elman, Benjamin A. with Alexander Woodside (Editors) EDUCATION AND SOCIETY IN LATE IMPERIAL CHINA, 1600-1900
Berkeley, CA University Of Califonia Press 1994 0520082346 / 9780520082342 Second Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket  
This is a hardcover book in a dust jacket - both are in fine condition. The - book and jacket are crisp, clean, unmarked, unclipped. Clean end papers, clean pages, clean, edges, clean covers. The book sparkles and appears to be unread. The jacket will be covered with a see-through, removable mylar cover to keep it new looking. This book is thick and will not fit the Priority Mail flat envelope if shipped internationally . Ask about First Class Intl (air) pricing. ; 8vo; 575 pages  
Price: 87.00 USD
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13 Finn, Dallas MEIJI REVISITED: THE SITES OF VICTORIAN JAPAN
New York, NY Weatherhill 1991 0834802880 / 9780834802889 First Edition Hardcover 
This is a First Edition hardcover book in a dust jacket in fine/fine condition. The book has probably not been read or has been barely handled. Tight bright crisp clean. There is only the barest hint of a faint bump to one corner of the book. No marks or writing. The dust jacket is equally crisp and clean - now protected in a new archival, see-through and removable mylar cover. Unclipped. It is illustrated (not profusely) with black and white photographs and drawings. There are a 16 plates in color including an architectural woodblock print. There are thirteen chapters from various sources and authors. An Index, Map of sites, Guide to sites, sources of the illustrations, Appendix. ; 4to; 275 pages 
Price: 24.50 USD
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14 Guest, Grace Dunham and Wenley, Archibald G. ANNOTATED OUTLINES OF THE STUDY OF CHINESE ARTS Outline for the Study of Far Eastern Arts
Washington, D C Freer Gallery Of Art / Smithosonian Institution 1949 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket  
Would be a near fine softcover reference if not for slightly wrinkled corners where soft paper covers extend beyond the book pages. This is a three hole punched book secured with two grommets. It is in manuscript form with some reproduced maps, symbols, drawings, and photos of art. Approximatelly 130 pages with 68 pages of chronology followed by another 60 pages of supplemental information, terms, characters and equivalents, plus bibliography. Very clean covers and content, no marks, tight binding. Well taken care of. ; 4to  
Price: 44.00 USD
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15 Hallissey, Robert C. THE RAJPUT REBELLION AGAINST AURANGZEB A Study of the Mughal Empire in Seventeenth-Centry India
Columbia, MO University Of Missouri Press 1977 0826202225 / 9780826202222 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket  
This is a fine hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book and jacket are equally crisp and clean and appear to be unread. There are no marks or writing. TIght, bright, and clean. The jacket shows a little darkening on the spine. Very well cared for. Bibliography. Index. Illustrated jacket cover in one color. ; 8vo; 119 pages  
Price: 39.00 USD
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16 Hearn, Lafcadio JAPAN An Attempt At Interpretation
Rutland, VT Charles E. Tuttle Company 1955 Softcover 
This is the 1955 Japan Printing in softcover. The book has a tight binding and is very clean. There are two former owner names written on the front end paper. Pages 309 to 398 have a remnant of a crease at the very edge of the top corners. The paper is quite thin. There are no other marks or writing. The cover is illustrated with an image of a Samurai warrior. ; 8vo; 498 pages  
Price: 19.00 USD
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17 Hibbert, Christopher THE GREAT MUTINY India 1857
New York, NY The Viking Press 1978 0670349836 / 9780670349838 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket  
This is a hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book would be near fine if not for definitions written at the bottom of the page selected English and foreign words or phrases and researched their meaning on about one tenth to one fifth of the pages. The former owner wrote their name on the front end paper. The covers are clean and straight. The pages are otherwise clean. The unclipped dust jacket shows a touch of corner wear and there is a light impression in the surface of the jacket in a small are. Very good reading copy. ; 8vo  
Price: 16.00 USD
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18 Kolenda, Pauline CASTE, CULT AND HEIRARCHY Essays on the Culture of India
India Folklore Institute 1981 First Edition Hardcover 
This is a hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book is tight, bright and very clean. The covers are in a royal blue cloth with gilt titles on spine. The color of the cloth on the spine is darkened slightly. The end papers and pages are very clean without any signs of wear. There are no marks or writing. The dust jacket is unclipped, clean and crisp with just a touc of edge wear. Now protected in a see-through, removable mylar cover. W; 8vo; 350 pages  
Price: 39.00 USD
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19 Marek, J. and Knizkova, H. THE JENGHIZ KHAN MINIATURES FROM THE COURT OF AKBAR THE GREAT
London Spring Books 1963 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket  
Near fine hardbound book in very good condition dust jacket. White cloth boards adorned with ornamental arabic script in black and red. Gilt title in english on spine. Clean and tightly bound, with no sign of fading to color or shelfwear. Contents are also clean and crisp. Pictorial dust jacket is bright and clean, but has some minor shelfwear and two half-inch closed tears to edge. Color illustrations throughout of miniature paintings that incorporate the visual cultures and histories of Persia, Mongolia, and India. ; 4to  
Price: 30.00 USD
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20 McKnight, Brian E. with James T. C. Liu THE ENLIGHTENED JUDGMENTS Ch'ing-Ming Chi. the Sung Dynasty Collection
Albany, NY State University Of New York Press 1999 0791442446 / 9780791442449 First Edition Softcover Fine  
This is a first edition softcover edition, 1999, State University NY. The book appears to be new - without wear, bright, crisp, clean, and with only a faint scratch to the glossy color coating - does not go through to the under layer. No writing, marks, lining. Fresh and well cared for. ; 8vo; 567 pages  
Price: 27.50 USD
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