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1 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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2 Ball, Katherine M. BAMBOO ITS CULT AND CULTURE Paintings by Wang Tseng-Tsu Imperial Prince Painter
Berkeley, CA The Gillick Press 1945 First Edition Hardcover 
SIGNED. This is a signed, limited edition hardcover book (that comes with a very tattered, delicate, poor dust jacket) . The book has a rich black cloth cover with a paper overlay with the title. The end papers have a woven gauze pattern, white-green design against a dark green background. The book contains reproductions of 10 of the paintings in the original album by this painter. They are in tones of black, white, grey. Full page. The accompanying text includes testimony, poetry, excerpts from literature, artists, scholars related to art, artists, and bamboo and "Universal Art Principles". The design of the book empasizes layout and presentation. This book is number 494 of 500 and is signed by Ball in ink. The covers are firmly bound with strong hinges and end papers. There are no marks or writings on the end papers or pages. There is a tiny bookstore label near the front gutter (Westwind Bookshop Duxbury Massachusetts) . There is an errata slip pasted in at the rear. There is an old book scent. Tall, wide - approximately 13" x 13" . The dust jacket is poor and a portion of the back flap is separated, but present. Seriously chipped around the edges, some soil and spots. ; 8vo; Signed by Author 
Price: 125.00 USD
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3 Hyakuzo, Kurata THE PRIEST AND HIS DISCIPLES
Japan The Hokuseido Press 1922 Softcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket  
A near fine book with a dust jacket. Covers are a flexible laminated cloth over paper. There is a dust jacket. Both the covers and the dust jacket are very clean and without soil. There is a very short closed tear at the rear top of the spine and a hint of a closed tear at the front top spine. This is a well preserved book. Translated by Glenn W. Shaw. ; 8vo  
Price: 47.00 USD
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4 Miller, Barbara Stoler (Editor) THEATER OF MEMORY The Plays of Kalidasa
New York, NY Columbia University Press 1984 023105839x / 9780231058391 Softcover 
This is a softcover book in near new condition except for a former owner last name neatly printed on the front end paper and a faint hint of a crease on the tip of the upper corner. No creases on the spine. Tight, bright, crisp, clean. The pages are very clean and crisp. No other marks or writing. ; 8vo; 387 pages 
Price: 19.00 USD
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5 Nguyen, Kien THE TAPESTRIES
New York, NY Little Brown And Company 2002 0316284416 / 9780316284417 First Edition Hardcover; First Printing Fine+ in Near Fine dust jacket  
This is a First Edition hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book has a tight binding, clean covers, clean interior, with no marks or writing. The jacket is unclipped, crisp, and clean with a hint of rubbing on the rear panel. ; 8vo; 311 pages  
Price: 24.00 USD
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