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A Song in Metal. Folk Art of Uzbekistan
A Song in Metal. Folk Art of Uzbekistan Tashkent:Gafur Gulyam Art and Literature Publishers. 1986. 251pp. Illustrated. Bi-lingual edition, English and Russian. Hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket shows some wear and mild soiling. Binding is only lightly shelf-worn. Interior is clean, bright and free of stray markings. Overall, a very good copy. FB043  $45.00
AN EASTERN ODDYSEY
AN EASTERN ODDYSEY The Third Expedition of Haardt and Audouin-Dubreuil. Preface by Andre Citroen. Translated and Adapted by Sir E.D. Swinton. Boston:Little, Brown, and Company. 1935. 368pp. Illustrated. Hardcover. Binding is worn at the edges, in some places to boards. Covers also show some significant sun-fading, in a pattern suggesting that there was another book lying on top of this one for some period of time. Interior is clean and free of stray markings. Overall, this is a good copy. $25.00
ART OF NEPAL. A Catalogue of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Collection.
ART OF NEPAL. A Catalogue of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Collection. Los Angeles, CA:Los Angeles County Museum of Art and University of California Press. (1985).  257pp. Illus. Hard-bound, with dust jacket. Book in very good condition. Dust jacket lightly frayed at edges. The catalogue is divided into three sections--sculptures, drawings from artists' model-books and priest manuals, and paintings. The most single holding is a group of sketchbooks and drawings that were either kept in artist's families to be used as model-books or served as priests' manuals.FB001. $65.00
KAZAKHSTAN: NARKOBIZNES,
KAZAKHSTAN: NARKOBIZNES, 239pp. Stiff wrappers. Fine copy. S049. $28.50
NORTH-WEST FRONTIER. PEOPLE AND EVENTS, 1839-1947.
NORTH-WEST FRONTIER. PEOPLE AND EVENTS, 1839-1947. New York:Frederick A. Praeger. (1967). 354pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket is only lightly worn with some soiling to the covers. Book itself is mildly shelf-worn. Interior is clean and free of stray markings. Overall, this is a very good copy.  * "The North-West Frontier of India must surely be one of the most legendary places on earth. No area of comparable size has seen as much action, blood-shed, intrigue, gallantry, savagery, devotion, patience, or sacrifice. Here, both virtues and vices have been bred on a heroic scale; and the centuries have passed without eroding them."...dj $35.00
RABOTY PO ISTORICHESKOI GEOGRAFII.
RABOTY PO ISTORICHESKOI GEOGRAFII. 711pp. Hard bound. With dust jacket. Fine copy. Reprint of Bartold's SOCHINENIYA, Vol. 3 published in 1965. S087. $85.00
JEHOL. CITY OF EMPERORS.
JEHOL. CITY OF EMPERORS. New York:E.P. Dutton & Company. 1933. 278pp. Illustrated. Hardcover. Boards show some soiling and wear to the edges and spine. Otherwise in very good condition. Interior is clean and free of stray markings, though there is a touch of age-toning to the page edges throughout. Overall, this is a very good copy. $50.00
THE MAGIC BIRD OF CHOMO-LUNG-MA
THE MAGIC BIRD OF CHOMO-LUNG-MA Tales of Mount Everest, the Turquoise Peak. Illustrated by A. Avinoff. Garden City:Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. 1931. 310pp. Hardcover. Binding shows some fading to the covers, concentrated mostly at the spine. Otherwise lightly shelf-worn. Interior is clean and free of stray markings, though the front and rear hinges are cracked and there is some damage to page 193 (some creasing down the length). Overall, this is a good, clean copy. $45.00
THE OPENING OF TIBET, An Account of Lhasa and the Country and People of Central Tibet and of the Progress of the Mission Sent There by the English Government in the Year 1903-4.
THE OPENING OF TIBET, An Account of Lhasa and the Country and People of Central Tibet and of the Progress of the Mission Sent There by the English Government in the Year 1903-4. New York; Doubleday, Page & Co., 1905. First American Edition. Hardcover, no dj. 484pp. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Ex-library. Good condition.  Green cloth boards are moderately worn with some fabric fraying at the extremities and top/bottom of spine. Library number is taped to spine.  Light foxing to preliminaries and again to final few pages; also a bit around each of the photographic pages.  Library sticker to front paste down, a few pencilled library markings,and small library stamp to title page and to margins of all photographs. The binding is slightly cocked but tight, with rear hinge starting.  Overall a very satisfactory copy of this important historical account of Tibet.  (cfm)  *This is a heavy book and will incur extra postage. $50.00
TRADE THROUGH THE HIMALAYAS
TRADE THROUGH THE HIMALAYAS The Early British Attempts to Open Tibet. Princeton, New Jersey:Princeton University Press. 1951. 185pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket is worn at the edges with some light fraying and several small chips. Spine shows some sunning and there is a touch of soiling to the covers. The binding itself, however, is only mildly shelf-worn. Interior is clean and free of stray markings, save for a brief inscription inked onto the first free end-paper. Overall, this is a very good copy.   $25.00