Boston: Little, Brown and Company/An Atlantic Monthly Press Book, 1945. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. First Reprint. [ix], 214pp,map on lining papers, index. 12mo/19cm. Red cloth,near fine. At the time of writing, Owen Lattimore (1900-1989) was one of the best informed Americans on the Asian Far East. He had been the advisor to Chiang Kai-shek at the recommendation of President Roosevelt. He became controversial only during the reign of terror of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy in the fifties. He writes simply based on a great deal of experience..
Basingstoke, Hants & Levittown, PA: Carfax Publishing, Taylor & Francis, Ltd, 2000. Book. As New. Soft cover. Inaugural issue. 94, (ii) ads pp, Editorial Introduction to the Journal, articles by Yan Hao, Galina Yemelianova, and David W.S. Wong on the Tibetan Population in China, Shaimiev's 'Khanate' on the Volga and Ethnic Integration and Segregation of the Chinese population, plus Review Articles and shorter book reviews. Tall 8vo25cm. Paper. As New. In his introductory editorial, the Editor, states: "The purpose of a new journal on ethnicity in Asia is to provide a fully cross-disciplinary , international venue for the publication of well-researched articles about ethnic groups and ethnic relations in the half of the world where questions of ethnicity have assumed particular importance." Emeritus Professor of Modern Asian Studies at Griffith University, Australia, Colin Mackerras has written many books on China to which he has made more than thirty visits in the last forty or so years..
Geneva, Switzerland: I.L.O., 1956. Book. Fine. Soft cover. vi, 141, [i] list pp, 11 tables, appendix, index. Tall 8vo/24cm. Paper, light wear, internally fine. A revisied version of a report prepared by the ILO for the Asian Regional Conference of the ILO held in Tokyo in September 1953. The Appendix gives the test of the resolution concerning wages adopted at that meeting..
Paris: Librairie Armand Colin, 1952. Book. Good. Soft cover. Sciences Politiques series. x, 230pp, 7 maps, ouvrages consultes. 8vo/23cm. Text in French. Printed wrappers, both panels damp stained at edges, spine chipped at tail, short closed tear at head of front joint, pages browning, occasional underlining, otherwise clean and tight. Roger Levy ( 1887- ) was Professeur a l'Ecole Adminstration et a l'Ecole de la France d'Outre-mer and wrote a number of books on the Eastern Question and the Far East..
London: W.H.Allen, 1956. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 223pp, endpaper map indicating focal points of Asian espionage. 12mo/20cm. Red cloth gilt, light wear, internally fine. VG+. Some chapter headings: Red Birds in Formosan Bushes, Mata Hari's Daughter Died at Dawn, The Camelia Club, Charm School at King Jade Street. Kurt D. Singer (1911- ) was a prolific writer of adventure and spy stories..
London: The Cresset Press/Readers Union, 1945. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First British Edition. xxiii, 143pp,map on lining papers, index. 12mo/19cm. Rust colored cloth, light soil, slightly worn, internally clean, tight and very good. A thirteen page Preface by Professor Charles Patrick Fitzgerald (1902-1992), prominent Britiish historian, educator and interpreter of China at the Australian National University, explains the differences between the British view of Asia and how Americans--for whom the book was written, generally view it At the time of writing, Owen Lattimore (1900-1989) was one of the best informed Americans on the Asian Far East. He had been the advisor to Chiang Kai-shek at the recommendation of President Roosevelt. He became controversial only during the reign of terror of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy in the fifties. He writes simply based on a great deal of experience..
Boston: Little, Brown and Company/An Atlantic Monthly Press Book, 1945. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. ix, 214pp,map on lining papers, index. 12mo/19cm. Red cloth, light wear, minimum ex-library marks, previous owner name in pencil on ffep, otherwise clean, tight and very good. At the time of writing, Owen Lattimore (1900-1989) was one of the best informed Americans on the Asian Far East. He had been the advisor to Chiang Kai-shek at the recommendation of President Roosevelt. He became controversial only during the reign of terror of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy in the fifties. He writes simply based on a great deal of experience..
London & Glasgow: Comet Books/Collins, 1958. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. First paperback edition (1956). 285, [iii] list pp. 12mo/18cm. Paper, light rubbing and corner creasing, internally clean, tight and very good. One of the first books on development economics by a gifted former member of the Indian Civil Service. Maurice Zinkin (1915-2002) passed the ICS exam with one of the highest scores ever recorded serving there until Partition and then staying on another thirteen years partly in the government and partly in business. He achieved a high reputation for integrity and was later honored with an O.B.E..
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1961. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Second Printing (1960). 296pp, epilogue, index. 8vo/21.5cm. Black cloth, light wear, internally fine. A sort of pilgrimage to India and Japan in search of spiritual enlightenment by one of the West's more philosophic thinkers. Arthur Koestler (1905-1983) prolific author, political and scientific commentator and former communist has been described as combining "a brilliant journalistic style with an understanding of the great movements of his time and a participant's sense of commitment.".
New York: Signet Books/New American Library, 1960. Book. Good. Soft cover. First Paperback Printing (1935). 351,[i] pp. 12mo/18cm. Paper, lightly rubbed and soiled, pages browning at edges, a few pages at end slightly chipped in margin, otherwise internally, clean, tight and good. The story of an American hitch-hiking across Asia. Testimonials about this book were given by Albert Camus, Andre Gide and Thomas Mann, among others. Frederic Prokosch (1908-1989) was an American writer known for his novels, poetry, memoirs and criticism..
New York: Whittlesey House/McGraw Hill Book Company, Inc, 1944. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. xi, 608pp, profusely illustrated with maps, charts, graphs and monochrome pictorial illustrations, index. Tall 8vo/24cm. Tan cloth gilt, light soil, old Rupees price on ffep, otherwise clean, tight and very good. An authoritative text on Asia before such large changes as the Partition of India and the rise of Communist China took place. Later much revised and reprinted. George Babcock Cressey (1896-1963) was Chairman of the Syracuse University Department of Geology and Geography at the time of writing..
New York: Mentor Books/New American Library, 1957. Book. Good. Soft cover. First Printing this edition. 284, [iv] list pp, 2 maps, selected readings, index. 12mo/18cm. Paper, light wear and browning, otherwise internally clean, tight and good. Perceptive commentary about the 'Third World' and other parts of the Non-West by a seasoned foreign analyst. Vera Micheles Dean (1903-1972) , born in Russia, spent most of her professional life as an editor for the Foreign Policy Association in the U.S. ..
London: George Allen & Unwin Limited, 1959. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. New Edition (1953). 350 + [ii] list pp, 9 illustrations, 3 folding maps, index. 8vo/21.5cm. Printed card wrappers, slightly soiled and rubbed, surface damp stain front panel, internally clean, tight and very good. Titles of the nine Parts that describe the author's thesis that the 450 years between the arrival of Vasco Da Gama in Calicut in 1498 and, roughly, the departure of the British from India in 1947 and their navies from China in 1949 constitute a specific epoch include: The Age of Expansion, The Age of Conquest, The Age of Empire, Russian and the Far East, Europe in Retreat, The Recovery of Asia, Christian Missions, and Oriental Influences in Europe. Sardar Kovalam Madhava Panikkar (1895-1963), diplomat and educator, was one of India's most provocative historians. The noted British military historian, Sir Basil Henry Liddell-Hart, called the book, "A tremendous achievement of scholarship...".
Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Carfax Publishing for the University of Glasgow, 2000. Book. As New. Soft cover. [vi, 187pp], pp 413-600, [iii ads] pp, Tall 8vo/25cm. Paper. As new. Seven articles on post-communist Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia plus thirteen reviews on associated books..
Moscow: Novosti Press Agency Publishing House, 1983. Book. Fine. Soft cover. 127pp, 9 appendices (extracts from Lenin's works). 16mo/16.5cm. Wrappers, slightly rubbed and edgeworn, light soil, internally fine. The author was a veteran member of the Sri Lanka Communist movement. The work is introduced by D.E.W. Gunasekera, Secretary of the Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Communist Party..
Uppsala: University of Uppsala/Almqvist & Wiksells Boktryckeri AB, 1961. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. Reprinted from Bulletin of the Geological Institutions of the University of Uppsala, Vol XL. 6 pp, 1 photo illustration, 3 maps (one of 2 pages). Printed wrappers, few small spots, undated (ca.1961) presentation inscription ("J. Hurley, Esq./With the author's/compliments") on front panel..
Moscow: Novosti Press Agency Publishing House, 1972. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. First Edition (?). 384pp. Paper, light soil and wear, stamp on title-page "PAID--LM", otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. A Marxist analysis of conditions in Asia and Africa prepared by Soviet scholars under the auspices of the Institute of Oriental Studies and the Institute of Africa of the USSR Academy of Sciences..
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1958. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Printing. [ix], 209pp. 8vo/21.5cm. Blue and tan cloth gilt, shelf wear only in price clipped dj, internally clean, tight and very good. The author's analysis of how better relations between Asia and the West can be achieved largely based in his interviews with many of the world's leaders. Francis Robert Moraes (1907-1974) was a journalist, war correspondent and editor of several large Indian newspapers..