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359pp. + pp advs. Illus. with 8 photographs. Embossed cover. A very good copy.
London:Alexander Strahan. 1866. 304pp. Illus. Ex-library. Hardcover. A few small library stamps; some wear at top of spine and white numbers at bottom; otherwise a very satisfactory copy. FB041
Boston:L.C. Page & Company. (1933). 106pp with 4pp advertisements. Hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket is worn and soiled with silverfish damage along the gutters and flap hinges on the front and rear, nibbled through in some spots. There are several chips and tears to the edges, a few of which have been repaired with tape. There is a small piece missing on the back cover along the top edge. Otherwise in fair condition. Book itself shows some light shelf-wear. Interior is clean, bright and free of stray markings.
London; Oxford University Press, 1950. Hardcover with dj. xiii+330pp. Very Good condition in a Poor jacket. Jacket intact but with tears, grime, toning, etc. Cloth boards pretty clean with bright gilt titling. Owner info penned on ffep; foxing on pastedowns and facing endpapers; Otherwise clean, unmarked, unfoxed, square and securely bound. (cfm)
New York; American Geographical Society, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover, no dj. xvi+199pp. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Good condition. Grey cloth boards show soiling, foxing, spine darkening, and bumping. Owner name penned to ffep. No other internal markings. Scattered foxing throughout. Square and securely bound. "The meager knowledge in Western countries of things Chinese makes it incumbent upon those who have had the privilege of intimate association with China's problems to record their knowledge...the writer presents this book to discharge his obligation...the first to be published in English dealing exclusively with one of China's major problems, namely, famiine." (cfm)
Cambridge, MA:Harvard University Press. 1964. 1st edition. xiv+(1)+319pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very good, clean copy, inside and out. Dust jacket, lightly shelfworn at edges, still very good as well.
New York:Fleming H. Revell Company. (1909). 372pp. 2nd edition. Illustrated with 4 in color. Hardcover. Boards soiled, with decoration rubbed on front cover, and edges lightly shelf-worn. Internally, a previous owners signature to 1st free end-page but otherwise, a very good, clean copy. Binding is tight and hinges intact.
Edited, with Notes and an Introduction by W. E. F. Ward. (London):Frank Cass and Co., Ltd. 1966. pp. 64, xxxviii, 264, cxxxv, errata. Illustrated. Hardcover with glassine dust jacket. Both book and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition.
Paris:Ecole Francaise d' Extreme-Orient. 1967. 297pp + 14 plate, 3 maps, and 1 folding map to rear. Rebound, with original covers, in green boards with title on leather strip on spine. In very good condition with some sun-fading to boards. Internally, pages clean and bright. No previous owners mark or signatures. Text in french. *Publications de L'Ecole Francaise D' Extreme-Orient. Vol. 61.
Tokyo; Toto Bunka Co., Ltd., . 50pp plates+111pp. Hardover with DJ. Illustrated in color and b&w. First edition. Condition is VG- in a Fair dj. Jacket is well worn with fading, grime and foxing, and small tears along the edges. Book is bumped in lower left corner, affecting about a 1/2 inch triangle of the boards and the first couple pages. Scattered foxing of endpapers. Dust spots to top page edges. Interior is otherwise clean, square, and tightly bound. "This volume is concerned with Japanese painting from the seventh century to the fourteenth century. It begins with a survey of the first Buddhist paintings...and traces the development...through the successive centuries to the foundation of a purely Japanese style." (cfm)
New York:Harper and Brothers, Publishers for the Council on Foreign Relations. 1936. 1st edition. xii+293pp. Illustrated with 9 plates (including frontispiece) and 3 maps (1 folding). Hardcover. Green boards lightly soiled and shelfworn along edges. Gilt on spine dulled. Edge points bumped. Interally, a previous owners name and date is inked to the 1st free end page with a "Compliments of the Author" card attached to the inside front board. Otherwise, pages clean and bright. The binding is tight and hinges intact. A very good, clean copy.
[no place]; [Kobunsha, a.k.a. Hasegawa], [ca. 1886]. Softcover. Illustrated in color. 26 pp. Printed on folded crepe paper leaves. Approximately100mmx150mm. Bound with two silk ties (present). Good condtion. Covers are age toned with some handling grime and deterioration with loss of material in the lower 20mm of front. Spine fabric missing about 50%. Inside is fairly clean with an owner's penned name, scattered spots, handling grime and a couple small dampstains. A fairy tale told in English by translator B.H. Chamberlain, illustrated with lovely color illustrations by Hasegawa, and printed on delicate folded crepe paper. (cfm)
New York:G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1929. 2nd edition. xv+281pp. With 60 Illustrations and a map. Hardcover. Red boards with gilt on spine (quite dulled) and front cover still bright, lightly soiled and sun-faded, with light wear along edges. Internally, a previous owners large bookplate to inside front board but otherwise clean. There is an occassional spot of foxing, usually adjacent to plates, scattered throughout. The binding is tight and hinges intact.
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers. 1899. Two volumes. First Edition. Illustrated with nearly 300 illustrations from sketches and photographs by the author. Ex-library. Top edge gilt, foredge deckled. xviii+649pp, and xii+ pages 651-1255. Good+ condition. Covers moderately worn with cracks/soiling to spine fabric, and bumped corners; gilt title and cover decoration still bright. Library markings include spine numbering, sticker to front pastedown, and internal margin stamps. Otherwise internally clean, square and securely bound. Both maps present and in excellent condition. A profusely illustrated account of Swedish explorer Hedin's expedition through Asia duriing 1893-1897. (cfm)
London:Allen Lane. (2020). xxx+826pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Aside from gently bumped edge points, a near fine copy with a slighlty edgeworn dust jacket. *"The end of Europe's empires has so often been seen as a story of high politics and warfare. In Tim Harper's remarkable new book the narrative is very different: it shows how empires were fundamentally undermined from below. Using the new technology of cheap printing presses, global travel and the widespread use of French and English, young radicals from across Asia were able to communicate in ways simply not available before."...dj
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