New York: Random House, 1972. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 3rd Impression. [xii], 235, [i]pp, endpaper mapages of monochrome illustrations from photographs, 4 appendices, index. 8vo/21.5cm. Red cloth silver,in dj, BF/NF. Posthumous and last work on China edited by the author's second wife, Lois Wheeler Snow with the help of othes and colleagues. Edgar Parks Snow (1905-1972) was an American journalist noted for his writing on China and the Chinese Communist Party over more than four decades. He was probably the first westerner to interview Mao Zedong and his book Red Star Over China in the late thirties, about the rise of the Communist movement, became a classic. He was on good terms with both Mao Zedong and Chou En Lai and in that regard played a special role in Sino-American relations. Half of his remains are buried on the campus of Peijing University..
New York: The John Day Company, 1972. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 251 pp. Pictorial blue cloth in protected dj. F/F. 8vo/22cm. One of the author's last novels, partly autobiographical though in fictionalized form, about her romantic relationship with the Harvard professor, Ernest Hocking. Pearl Sydenstricker Comfort Buck (1892-1973) grew up in China, the daughter of American missionary parents. A prolific author, in 1938 she became one of the first female Nobel Lureates for her literary work up to that time. She married Richard Walsh, President of The John Day Company in the thirties which thereafter published most of her work..
New York: The John Day Company, 1965. Book. Good+. Hardcover. First Edition. 248 pp. Green cloth gilti, light wear, ex-library(pocket only), otherwise clean , tight and very good. 8vo/21.5 cm. Tale of a British castle that the author and her colleague Ted Danielewski wove a tale of intrigue and supernatural elemenst in book and film form. Pearl Sydenstricker Comfort Buck (1892-1973) grew up in China, the daughter of American missionary parents. A prolific author, in 1938 she became one of the first female Nobel Laureates for literature for her literary work up to that time. She married Richard Walsh, President of The John Day Company in the thirties which thereafter published most of her work..
New York: The John Day Company, 1956. Book. Fine. Hardcover. [vii], 402 pp. Blue cloth, light wear, internally fine. 8vo/22cm. A tale about Tzu Hsi, former concubine who became the last Empress of China.. One of several historical novels about Chine by the author. Pearl Sydenstricker Comfort Buck (1892-1973) grew up in China, the daughter of American missionary parents. A prolific author, in 1938 she became one of the first female Nobel Lureates for her literary work up to that time. She married Richard Walsh, President of The John Day Company in the thirties which thereafter published most of her work..
Cherry Valley, New York: Willow Hill Publications, 2010. Book. As New. Soft cover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. First Edition. 168pp, 2 maps, color photograph on cover, 75 black and white illustrations from photographs, glossary. Tall 8vo/23 cm. Paper, as new. Signed and dated by author at Cherry Valley Art Gallery reception, June 2010. A loving memoir of this 91-year old author about growing up in Nanking, China. The author was helped by an unusually large trove of family and personal correspondence, and by many family members and friends, and has produced an exceptionally warm and affectionate work about those years, including some memories of their neighbor and her mother's close friend, Pearl Buck. Her father, James Claude Thomson, was head of the Chemistry department and later a Dean of the University of Nanking, a Christian institution.supported by American churches Her brother, the late Professor James C. Thomson, Jr. was a highly placed administrator in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, later head of the Nieman Fellows progrram at Harvard and finally professor of International Relations at Boston Univesity. He wrote extensively about Chinese affairs, opposing the drift toward American backing of Chiang kai-Chek and actively opposed the Vietnam War. He also worked on several films including, in 1993, a public television documentary on Pearl Buck entitled, East Wind West Wind: the Life and Times of Pearl Buck the Woman Who Embraced the World. In an obituary written about him for the American Historical Association, Prof. James Reed of the Harvard Divinity School bemoans that his friend could not follow up the repeated suggestions of his mentor, John K. Fairbank, that he write on "that fascinating subject he knew most about, his own life and times between China and America. "Though this is not a scholarly work, it is an especially loving portrait of Thomson and his family which may fill in some of the personal details that Fairbank may have alluded to..
New York: Vintage Books/Random House, 1983. Book. Fine. Soft cover. Second Printing (1981). xx, 284pp, frontis map, author Forewrd, Chronology, profusely illustrated in monochrome from photgraphs, photo credits, source notes, index. 4to/27.5cm. Paper, very good, internally fine. Lois Wheeler Snow (1922- ) was the second wife of Edgar Snow (1905-1972), the American journalist especially known for his articles on Communism in China and the Chines Communist revolution. He is believed to have been the first Western journalist to interview Mao Zedong. His resulting book, Red Star Over China, became a classic. He played a minor but significant role in laying the groundwork for President Nixon's visit to China..
New York: The John Day Company, 1956. Book. Fine. Hardcover. [vii], 402 pp. Blue cloth, light wear, internally fine. 8vo/22cm. A tale about Tzu Hsi, former concubine who became the last Empress of China.. One of several historical novels about China by the author. Pearl Sydenstricker Comfort Buck (1892-1973) grew up in China, the daughter of American missionary parents. A prolific author, in 1938 she became one of the first female Nobel Lureates for her literary work up to that time. She married Richard Walsh, President of The John Day Company in the thirties which thereafter published most of her work..
Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 1970. Book. Fine. Soft cover. Reprint from Journal of Asian History, Volume 4, No. 2, pp 136-168 + errata sheet.laid in, abbreviations, units of measurement, bibliography. Tall 8vo/24cm. Stiff printed blue wrappers, no wear, internally fine. NF. The Ming Court, though publicly scornful of commerce, initiated and nurtered the tea-horse trade with the barbarians through a series of official embassies. Morris Rossabi, a specialist in the Mongols and Central Asia, was with Case Wetern Reserve University at the time of writing, later with Queens College and Columbia University..
Boston: Little, Brown and Company/An Atlantic Monthly Press Book, 1949. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. vii, 244pp, index. 12mo/21cm. Decorated tan cloth, light rubbing, in slightly edgeworn and rubbed dj, traces of damp stains, internally clean, tight and very good. An attempt to change American illusions on Asia. Edgar Snow, another China expert of the period, said of it, ...a thougtful book...about matters which will change the fate of every American." Owen Lattimore (1900-1989) was one of the pre-eminent experts of the period on China and northeast Asia..
New York: McGraw-Hill Company, Inc, 1955. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. McGraw-Hill Series in Geography. xv, 387pp, endpaper map, profusely illustrated with photographs, 42 maps, 36 tables, 22 climatic charts, bibliography, index. Small 4to/26cm. Decorated black cloth gilt, lightly rubbed, dealer tab on ffep, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. A basic text by a renowned geographer. George Babcock Cressey (1896-1963) was Maxwell Professor of Geography and Chairman of the Geography Department at Syracuse University at the time of writing..
New York & London: William Morrow/Sweet Springs Press, 1986. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Printing. 351pp, 16 pages of color plates and 32 plates of monochrome illustrations from photographs, epilogue. Tall 8vo/24cm. Pink cloth, silver lettering, in lightly rubbed dj with one short closed edge tear, internally fine. NF/G+. The story of an adventurous dash across China in 1976. Peter Jenkins (1951- ) is an American adventurer who has written several books and has a well developed publicity apparatus..
New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1947. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. New and revised edition of, The Making of Modern China, published in 1944. 218pp, 8 maps, index. 12mo/21cm. Red cloth gilt, spine slightly faded and beginning wear at ends, small spot on back board, in mylar protector, "Complimentary Examination Copy" stamp along with previous owner signature on ffep, extensive underlining and marginalia mostly in pencil but some in ink, otherwise tight and very good. A "simple and straightforward" book by two Americans who had spent most of their lives in China but also drawing largely on Owen Lattimore's more scholarly, Inner Asian Frontiers of China, published in 1940 by the American Geographical Society. Owen Lattimore (1900-1989) was the eminent self-made sinologist and specialist on northeast Asia who was serving as Director of the Walter Hines Page School of International Studies at Johns Hopkins. Eleanor Holgate Lattimore (1895-1970) was a scholar and writer herself with a number of books on Asia to her credit. This revised edition of the 1944 book is quite scarce for some reason..
Paris: Editions Gallimard, 1979. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. Collection Idees. 180, [viii] list pp. 12mo/18cm. Paper, light wear, blind stamp of previous owner M. Kathryn Jones on ffep, light browning, otherwise clean, tight and very good. A general introduction to modern China. Claude Roy (1915-1997) was a French poet, essayist and travel writer..
Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1984. Book. Good. Soft cover. Third Edition. xvii, [v], 278pp, 12 maps, 319 illustrations, Preface, Chronological Table of Dynasties, Reign Periods of the Ming and Ch'ing Dynasties, Notes, Further Reading, Index. 4to/26cm. Paper, label scar front panel, edgewear, occasional highlighting throughout, otherwise clean and tight. A general approach to the arts of China, especially well illustrated. Professor Michael Sullivan (1916- ) then at Stanford University, later at Oxford, is a leading scholar in the field and has written a number of other books on the subject..
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1982. Book. Illus. by Maps by George Colbert. Very Good. Hardcover. Second printing. xiv, 480, [i], 3 maps, 16 pages of illustrations from photographs, abbreviations, index. Tall 8vo/24cm. Rust colored cloth gilt, light wear, in protected very good dj, foreedge lightly foxed, internally clean, tight and very good. The life story of one of America's most prominent scholars of China and East Asia in the twentieth century. John King Fairbank (1907-1991), trained at Harvard, Oxford and at Tshinhua University in China, spent most of his long teaching career at Harvard and is commemorated there by the Fairbank Center for East Asian Research. George Colbert is a well known cartographer in New York City..
Wash DC: U.S.Government Printing Office, 1972. Book. Fine. Hardcover. xvi, 629pp, 16 figures (including maps--some folding), 13 tables, bibliography, glossary, index. Tall 8vo/24cm. Green cloth gilt, light rubbing, internally fine. VG+. One of a series of handbooks prepared by the Foreign Area Studies unit of American University designed to be useful to military and other personnel as a convenient compilation of basic facts about the social, economic, political and military institutions and practices of various countries..