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Dark Sky, Dark Land
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Dark Sky, Dark Land

By David L. Moore

Eden Prairie, Minnesota: Tessera Publishing. 1989. Trade Paperback. Very Good. First printing (stated). Gift inscription by author facing title page, otherwise interior is pristine. Spine is straight and tight. Cover is clean and bright. Light foxing to edges. Not ex-library. Not remainder. Not clipped. No tears, no creases. 191+vi pp.

$10.95

On the Mandarin Road
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On the Mandarin Road

By Roland Dorgelès, Roland Dorgeles, Gertrude Emerson Sen

Rare. New York and London: The Century Co., 1926. Hardcover. Probable first American Edition. Red pictorial cloth over boards. No dust jacket. Very good. Cover shows mild shelfwear. Binding is square. Pages and edges are foxed and lightly tanned but unmarked. 332+9 pages, 33 black & white photos. 8vo. Translated from the French by Gertrude Emerson Sen. The author travels through Vietnam and Cambodia describing the land, towns, people, culture, and folklore. An entertaining and informative historical record illustrated with excellent photographs.

$41.30

The White Nightjar: a Lao Tale: English Translation of a Lao Classical Poem
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The White Nightjar: a Lao Tale: English Translation of a Lao Classical Poem

By Anatole-Roger Peltier

Vientiane, Lao PDR: Institute of Research on Culture, Ministry of Information and Culture, 2000. First Edition (stated). Very Good. Spine is square and tight. Interior is pristine. Seems unread. Pictorial cover shows minor foxing and original price sticker from Laos. Eight full color illustrations. 8vo, 80 pages. Suitable for gifting. "The White Nightjar," a classic Lao narrative poem, tells a beautiful story of the old days. It relates the adventures a hero born in the form of a bird who will shed his animal form when he finds love. The narrative is filled with marvels and feelings. Extensive introduction by the translator.

$54.95

National Geographic Magazine, August 1931 (Vol. 60, No. 2)
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National Geographic Magazine, August 1931 (Vol. 60, No. 2)

By Amos Burg; W. Robert Moore; Mabel Cook Cole; Harriet Chalmers Adams

Washington, DC: National Geographic Society. August 1931. Periodical. Near Fine. Tightly bound. Interior is free of marks, tears, folds, or creases. Unobtrusive pen and pencil marks on yellow portion of cover and spine (see photo). Minor creasing to spine. Contents: Amos Burg, "On Mackenzie's Trail to the Polar Sea"; W. Robert Moore, "Along the Old Mandarin Road of Indo-China"; "Under the French Tricolor in Indo-China"; Mabel Cook Cole, "The Island of Nias, at the Edge of the World"; Harriet Chalmers Adams, "Madrid Out-of-Doors."

$16.95

National Geographic Magazine, October 1935 (Vol. 68, No. 4)
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National Geographic Magazine, October 1935 (Vol. 68, No. 4)

By Gilbert Grosvenor, Richard Evelyn Byrd; Joseph F. Rock; Maynard Owen Williams

Washington, DC: National Geographic Society. October 1935. Periodical. Near Fine. Tightly bound. Interior is free of marks or tears, one page dog-eared. Cover shows light shelfwear. Light creasing to spine. Contents: Richard Evelyn Byrd, "Exploring the Ice Age in Antarctica" (76 pages, 72 illustrations, 2 maps); Joseph F. Rock, "Sungmas, Living Oracles of the Tibetan Church"; "Demon-Possessed Tibetans and their Incredible Feats" (12 color photos); Maynard Owen Williams, "By Motor Trail across French Indo-China" (48 pages, 32 illustrations); "The Tricolor Rules the Rainbow in French Indo-China" (27 color photos); "The Second Stratosphere Expedition."

$34.20

Southeast Asia: Past & Present
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Southeast Asia: Past & Present

By D. R. SarDesai

Boulder: Westview Press. 1989. Paperback. Good. Spine is square and tight. Cover is clean. Not from a library. 366 pages. This general history of Southeast Asia is a product of 20 years of university teaching and research and it aims to provide a broad survey of trends and currents in the historical panorama of the region, combining thematic and chronological approaches.

$5.45

In Search of Southeast Asia: A Modern History
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In Search of Southeast Asia: A Modern History

By David Joel Steinberg; David P. Chandler; William R. Roff; John R. W. Smail; Robert H. Taylor; Alexander Woodside; David K. Wyatt

Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. 1987. Paperback. Very Good. Interior is unmarked. 590 pages. Six historians trace the development of distinctive cultural, political, and social institutions in Southeast Asia. .

$7.95