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1929. Ephemera. Good + overall. An unusual combination shipboard menu / letter / postcard advertising the E & A ship S. S. Tanda on its route between Australia, Borneo, the Philippines, China and Japan. It is dated 26th October 1929, 2 days after the Wall Street Crash of 1929. The Tanda was a steel passenger cargo… Read more
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China - Australia. Globe Fireworks & Crackers

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Published
1910
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Very good condition
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$175.00

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Hong Kong, 1910. Ephemera. Very good condition. A wonderful graphic on a fireworks packet label, the globe image floating in a sea of multicolored clouds. The fireworks were presumably for export to Australia, as the central image shows China in the upper left quadrant and Australia in the lower right quadrant. The image conveys a cooperation that continues… Read more
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Street Scenes of Peking & Nanking China, vernacular photographs

by [China; Photographs]

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Published
1910
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$275.00

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Peking, 1910. Six vernacular photos of street scenes, each with notations in a period hand on the front of back of the image. The photographer is unknown. The four photographs of Peking are titled Marriage; Chinese funeral long view; Chinese funeral close view; Chemin Gate. The two photographs of Nanking are titled Ming Tombs [with 4 Westerners sitting on… Read more
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The Travelers' Handbook for China (Including Hong Kong)

by [China] Crow, Carl

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Published
1921
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Good + overall
Edition
Third edition revised
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$175.00

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Shanghai: the Author, 1921. Third edition revised. Hardcover. Good + overall. Carl Crow (1884 - 1945) an American newspaperman, author and traveler moved to Shanghai in 1911; he was one of the most successful Americans in the city, opening the first western advertising agency in Shanghai and founding the Shanghai Evening Post and Mercury. Crow's Handbook… Read more
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London: Harrison and Sons, 1902. Very good condition. Treaty Series No. 3, S1902. Parliamentary documents possibly signed due to the desire for labor in South Africa. From 1904 to 1910 Britain was in dire need of cheap labor to work the gold mines of the Witwatersrand due to labor shortages following the Boer War. More… Read more
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1922 letter from Mission House in Sitapur India to W.A. Tripner in Cumberland, PA

by [Jones, E. Stanley. Mabel Lossing Jones]

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Published
1922
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Fine
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$75.00

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India, 1922. Ephemera. Fine. A two page typewritten letter from Rev. and Mrs. Stanley Jones, missionaries in India, to Mrs. Tripner. The letter describes how a flood had ruined grain, medicine, books, furniture, buildings. School continues in any available dry spot, and the benefit that street children gain from reading and writing, general education, cleanliness etc. Eli Stanley… Read more
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Waifs and Strays from the far East, being a series of disconnected essays on matters relating to China

by Balfour, Frederic Henry

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Published
1876
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition
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$750.00

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London & Shanghai: Trubner & Co, Kelly & Walsh, 1876. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. Balfour was a eminent sinologist, known for translating the Tao Te Ching. He lived in Shanghai during the Victorian Era. He was editor of the North China Daily News, and his letters on the famine in China were well received during a time when… Read more
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Transactions of the Hongkong Medical Society, Volume I (all printed)

by Jordan, G.P.; Manson, P.; Thomson, John C. (eds)

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Published
1889
Condition
Fine
Edition
First printing
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$950.00

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Hong Kong: Kelly and Walsh, Ltd., 1889. First printing. Paperback. Fine. Papers and Cases read during the First Two Years of the Society's existence. Includes articles entitled: Cocaine - its uses in minor surgery by J. Milford Atkinson, Malarial Fevers of Hongkong by W. Watson Pike; The Telluric Causation of Disease by T.J. Preston; On Some Cases of… Read more
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Ancient Porcelain: A Study in Chinese Mediaeval Industry and Trade

by Hirth, F. Ph.D.

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Published
1888
Condition
Very good condition
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$250.00

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Shanghai / Leipsic: Kelly & Walsh Ltd./Hirth, 1888. Pamphlet. Very good condition. Descriptions of period porcelaines from T'ang, Sung, Ch'ing, Ch'ai and Ju, Ting-yao, Chun-yao, Juan-yao, Lunch-ch'uan-yao and Ko'yao. This was in the collection of Dr. George Brush, a US Naval captain from Long Island, who would personally have purchased this copy in China, although it does not… Read more
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Leprosy in HongKong

by Cantlie, James, M.A. M.B., F.R.C.S.

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Published
1890
Condition
Otherwise very good condition
Edition
First edition
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$950.00

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Hong Kong: Kelly & Walsh Ltd., 1890. First edition. Cardboard Covers. Otherwise very good condition. A bound monograph paper describing the disease in Hong Kong, with case studies and illustrations. James Cantlie [1851 - 1926] was a Scottish physician, pioneer of first aid, and co-founder of the Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese (at the Alice Memorial… Read more
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Soochow: The Capital of Kiangsu or A Guide to Soochow

by Du Bose, Rev. Hampden C.

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Published
1888
Condition
Very good condition
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$650.00

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Shanghai: American Presbyterian Mission Press (Kelly & Walsh), 1888. Paperback. Very good condition. The pamphlet is a description of Soochow by Rev. Du Bose, a Presbyterian missionary and then a 16 year resident. It is prefaced with the Chinese proverb: "Above is Heaven; below, Soochow and Hangchow." It describes the physical environs and cultural interests including missions and… Read more
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Notes on Hangchow Past and Present

by Moule, George Evans

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Published
1889
Condition
Fine
Edition
First printing
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$650.00

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[Shanghai]: [Kelly & Walsh], 1889. First printing. Pamphlet. Fine. A privately printed pamphlet printed for distribution to the Hangchow Missionary Association from a lecture given by Moule. Presentation in ink on front wrapper to "Dr. Brush USN with kind regards from the master (?)" This pamphlet edition predates the published issue, which was printed for general release in… Read more
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New War Map - 3 Maps in One. Consisting of: The Atlantic Ocean and Adjacent Countries, The Pacific Ocean and Adjacent Countries, The World on Mercators Projection

by [W.W. I. I.] Gross, Alexander

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Published
1941
Condition
Very good condition
Edition
First printing
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$275.00

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New York: Geographia, 1941. First printing. Maps. Very good condition. A war map published early on in the conflict - the Japanese occupied area includes Northern China, Taiwan & Indo China, but Singapore is still free. All occupied terretories in each arena are denoted in red. Oil bunkering stations, coaling stations and the US bases leased… Read more
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India Orientalis (map)

by Lasor a Varea, Alphonsus

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Published
1713
Condition
Good + overall
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$375.00

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Padua, 1713. Good + overall. A woodblock map within a page of text, published by Lasor a Varea in 1713. The map encompasses China, Persia, India, all of South East Asia, Japan, the Phillipines, Japan, the NW coast of America and a large New Guinea and "Beach Pars contientis Australis" as per Marco Polo, ostensibly the… Read more
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View of Hong Kong from East Point

by [China; Hong Kong] Heine, Wilhelm

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Published
1856
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Very good condition
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$150.00

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Philadelphia: P. S. Duval, 1856. Very good condition. A beautiful view of Hong Kong showing a busy harbor, the foreground busy with stonemasons, with the British colony of Hong Kong in mid-ground. To the right Kellett Island is visible in Victoria Harbor. Victoria Peak is seen in the background looking over the town. This view, drawn from… Read more
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Chinese Temple Macao

by [China; Macao] Heine, Wilhelm

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Published
1856
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Very good condition
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Philadelphia: P. S. Duval, 1856. Very good condition. A view of the important Chinese Temple in Macao taken from the water with a junk in the foreground and many sampans & junks moored in front of it, with visitors and temple flags waving. This lithograph appeared in Francis Hawk's 'Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to… Read more
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Hong Kong (travel brochure)

by [China; Canadian Pacific Steamships]

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Published
1923
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Very good overall
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U.S.A., 1923. Paperback. Very good overall. A travel brochure for Hong Kong & Macao. Each page of text is illustrated at the top with an image of Hong Kong of Macao- Street vender (sic) of lichee nuts; palanquin in the street; shoe-mender and his apprentice; Macao, the Monte Carlo of the East; a bit of Portugal in… Read more
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Providence Furniture Company. Anti Chinese and Anti Irish trade card

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Published
1880
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Very good overall
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Providence, Rhode Island: Yankee Notion Printing Co, 1880. Very good overall. Racist trade card illustrated with a lithograph cartoon depicting a foot race in which the contestants are an Irish man and a Chinese man, the Irish man wearing a top hat & carrying a shillelagh as the Chinese man, with flying pigtail, attempts to kick him. … Read more
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Canton Boat Women. Article in The New York Organ newspaper

by Osmond, Tiffany

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Published
1849
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Good +.
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$65.00

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New York, 1849. Good +.. The Chinese sampan or ferry boat system, described by an American observer in China as vital river transportation deftly managed and performed by women. The 9 column inch article describes the "always cheerful, busy and contented" demeanor of the women who operate the sampans in Canton, and gives a detailed account of… Read more
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Providence Furniture Company. Anti Chinese trade card

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Published
1880
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Very good overall
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Providence, Rhode Island: Yankee Notion Printing Co, 1880. Very good overall. Racist trade card illustrated with a lithograph cartoon depicting a foot race in which the contestants are over weight Chinese men, running with pigtails streaming behind them. With a pidgin Chinese caption, "They all'y do it". Signed Bufford, Boston at the lower right. The verso… Read more
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