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Business Card for Bishop Marella

By Bishop Paul Marella

Japan: Self-published, 1930. Business card only. . 1st. Unbound. Very Good.

$25.00

The New History of Korean Civilization

By Yu, Chai-Shin

U.S.A.: iUniverse, 2012. First printing. 332 pp., glossary, index, photos, octavo format in pictorial hardcovers. No dj as issued. New, unread copy.. 1st. Hardcover. New.

$25.00

Corea: The Hermit Nation

By Hanley, Major R. E. USMC

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1882. First printing. Pp. xxiii, 462, frontis plate with tissue guard (view of Seoul), 21 illustrations, 26 plates and maps, plus folding color map at rear, bibliography, original blue cloth over beveled boards, with attractive gilt decorations and spine titles. A very attractive copy with no serious flaws. Hinges are intact and firm, cloth and gilt bright and not significantly faded, slight wear to fore-tips, not really worn through, short pull-tears to spine-ends, with slight loss to cloth at head of spine (under 1/4"). Internally there is no owner's name or other markings to text, except for a tiny "#31" to the top corner of the title page. There is no loss or significant wear to the large rear folding map except for a large tear near where it is bound in. A superb copy overall. Quite scarce to find one in this condition since most are ex-library and heavily read. . 1st. Hardcover. Very Good.

$500.00

The Clouded Leopard: Travels to Landscapes of Spirit and Desire
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The Clouded Leopard: Travels to Landscapes of Spirit and Desire

By Davis, Wade

Vancouver Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, 1999. First printing, hardcover edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page (flat-signed, no inscribee). Nice text with minimal wear, lacking the dust jacket. . Signed by Author. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$30.00

Hosteling Along Vol. 4 No. 4 July-Aug. 1948

By American Youth Hostels Inc.

Philadelphia: American Youth Hostels, 1948. 8 pp. newsletter, maps, events, trip plans, ads, about 7" X 9", softcovers. Laid in: "A Message from the President" by John D. Rockefeller III. Nice condition. Expected "old paper" odor but not too bad.. 1st. Paperback. Very Good.

$20.00

Ontario Hostels (Youth)

By Canadian Youth Hostel Association

Toronto: Canadian Youth Hostel Association, 1944. First printing. 44 pp., listing of all CYA hostels in Ontario with maps, etc. Small square softcover. Nice copy with very light wear. Laid in: Come Hostelling pamphlet about 4" X 12", plus Hostelling Holidays in Ontario fold-out map about 8" X 8" showing all hostels in the province. . 1st. Paperback. Very Good.

$35.00

The Haversack Spring 1947 (Canadian Youth Hostels Association_

By Dunford, Ray Ed.

Toronto: Canadian Youth Hostel Association, 1947. First printing. 52 pp., listing of all CYA hostels in Canada with photos, maps, etc. Small square softcover. Average wear to covers, owner's name (Edgar Hanson) on cover, modest "old book" odour. Mr. Hanson was the Great Lakes Region representative on the handbook committee. Nice copy with light wear. Laid in: Come Hostelling pamphlet about 4" X 12". . 1st. Paperback. Very Good.

$25.00

Carta Stradale D'Italia All '800.000 (1951)

By Touring Club Italiano

Roma: Touring Club Italiano, 1951. Large folding road map of Italy, about 36" X 26", large-scale very detailed map with driving distances between towns, etc. Nicely produced in stiff covers with the TCI logo etc. Map is in superb condition, stiff covers are lightly worn. Since this is an older paper item there is a modest "old paper" musty odor.. Paperback. Very Good.

$25.00

The Haversack Spring 1950 (Canadian Youth Hostels Association_

By Melson, Sylvia Ed.

Toronto: Canadian Youth Hostel Association , 1950. First printing. 58 pp., listing of all CYA hostels in Canada with maps, etc. Small square softcover. Average wear to covers, owner's name (Edgar Hanson) on rear cover, modest "old book" odour. Laid in: itinerary for a group trip from Toronto to Boston and back by bicycle. . 1st. Paperback. Good.

$25.00

AYH Knapsack (American Youth Hostels) Vol. 12, No. 1

By American Youth Hostels Inc.

Northfield, MA: American Youth Hostels, 1947. First printing. 64 pp., photos, maps, etc., small, square softcover, about 4.5" X 6.5". This copy was owned by head of the Canadian Youth Hostels Association, Great Lakes Region, and bears his ownership signature. Also included is a three page printout detailing US Customs & Immigrantion rules for Canadians, stapled inside the front cover. Rare and interesting item. Quite a bit of wear, especially to the covers, but complete item with staples holding. Modest "old book" odour.. 1st. Paperback. Good.

$45.00

Bird's Eye View of the Netherlands

By Scholte, Henrik

Amsterdam: Van Holkema Warendorf NV, 1950. First printing. 108 pp., 72 pp. of aerial photos from KLM, oversized oblong hardcover in green cloth, dust jacket. Text is Nearly Fine with no significant flaws, just light wear and a gift inscription between diplomatic families who were stationed in The Hague in the late 50s. Dust jacket has light edge-wear and a few tears. A solid Nearly Fine/VG copy. . 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

$25.00

Stories and Essays

By Hearn, Lafcadio. Suda Ed.

Kanda, Tokyo : Seikosha , 1932. First printing. 130 pp., 12mo format in blue buckram with gilt spine titles, dust jacket. Laid in: business card of Canadian author and diplomat Kenneth Kirkwood to a Canadian Trade Commissioner, both of whom lived in Tokyo in the 1930s. (Mr. Kirkwood was the author of "Unfamiliar Lafcadio Hearn", 1936.) Text is very fresh and unworn with some wear to extremities, cloth not faded or soiled, hinges tight. There extensive pencil notes to one of the stories, mostly in Japanese. These are very light and could be erased. The very fragile dust jacket is Good with considerable edge-wear and tears, some chipping, mostly to the spine-ends, some inside tape repair. A Nearly Fine/Good copy. The six stories and essays included in the book are: At a Railway Station, Literature and Political Opinion, Kusa Hibari, The Story of Miminashihoichi, The Japanese Smile, and On Reading. This book is not listed in the Trussel bibliography. When contacting Mr. Trussel we were informed tha they were not aware of this book. They kindly provided a translation of the publisher's label. Very rare Hearn item. . 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

$675.00

Norwegian Simplified: How to Speak Norwegian in Three Months

By Hugo's Language Institute

London: Hugo's Language Instititute , 1938. Only date in book is 1938. Two small softcover booklets in a titled paper sleeve. Part I is pp. 1-96, Part II is 97- 160, small format about 5" X 7", in grey card covers. This set appears unread with no wear to the booklets, only very light wear to the fragile paper sleeve. Nearly Fine.. 1st. Paperback. Fine.

$45.00

We Japanese Vol. II Being Descriptions of the Characteristics, History, Legendry, Etc. (+ ephemera)

By Yamaguchi, H. S. K. & Frederic De Garis

Miyanoshita, Japan: Fujiya Hotel , 1937. First printing. 207 pages, 389 illustrations, mostly photos, index, octavo format, side-stitched into silvery patterned silk covers, in a cream linen three-panel folding portfolio case, with floral decoration and paper spine label, secured with ivory clasps. A superb production. Book itself is in New unread condition. The case shows some soiling from handling but is not overly worn, nor damaged. LAID IN: four original Fujiya Hotel menus from 1935 and 1938 with interesting educational material on the back about Japanese art, proverbs, etc. The original owner of the book was a Canadian diplomat in Tokyo in the 1930s.. 1st. Paperback. Very Good.

$65.00

Japan in Advance Volumes I and II in Slipcase (+ ephemera)

By Kenkokukinenjigiyo-kyokai

Tokyo: Kenkokukinenjigiyo-kyokai , 1936. First printing this two-volume set produced to give an in-depth introduction to embassy staff, business people, etc. who came to live in Japan, pre-WWII. Volume I: 291 pp., 69 photo plates, large folding map of Japan in rear of book, large thick octavo format in coarse brown cotton cloth, dust jacket. Volume II: 305 pp., 60 photo plates, same format as Volume I. Both housed in the original publisher's slipcase/box of brown stiff cardboard with titles in black, nicely constructed with brass brads. Both texts are in Fine condition with the exception of some spotting to the edges of the text block. The fragile dust jackets are bright and fresh, with a few minor edge-tears and some edge-wear. These books do not appear to have been read. Condition is Nearly Fine/Nearly Fine, same for the box. Laid in: background information package for Canadian embassy staff, circa 1978, about 10 pp. Also, promotional material for several books related to Japanes Art and Classical Dance, circa 1935, with order form. . 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

$275.00

Portuguese and Spanish Crown in South Africa 1581 - 1640

By Welch, Sidney R.

Cape Town and Johannesburg: Juta & Co., 1950. First printing. 634 pp., notes, index, thick octavo format in dark blue cloth, gilt titles. Binding unworn with slight bowing to boards, common on this book. Text has no owner's name, no real sign of being read. Only real flaw is minor cracking to inner hinges as usual, but still holding firmly. A very attractive copy of this important reference. Nearly a Fine copy.. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good.

$45.00

Portuguese and Dutch in South Africa 1641 - 1806

By Welch, Sidney R.

Cape Town and Johannesburg: Juta & Co., 1951. First printing. 944 pp., notes, index, thick octavo format in dark blue cloth, gilt titles. Binding unworn with only flaw sunfading to spine, titles still legible. Text has no owner's name, no real sign of being read. Top of text block a bit dusty and shows some very tiny "goudges", only a mm or two deep. A very attractive copy of this important reference.. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good.

$95.00

Europe's Discovery of South Africa

By Welch, Sidney R.

Cape Town and Johannesburg: Juta & Co., 1950. First printing. 365 pp., notes, index, thick octavo format in dark blue cloth, gilt titles. Binding unworn, spine titles bright. Text has no owner's name, no real sign of being read. A superb copy.. 1st. Hardcover. Fine.

$20.00

Edward Lear in Greece: Journals of a Landscaper Painter in Greece and Albania

By Lear, Edward

London: William Kimber, 1965. First printing, this republication of Lear's 1851 journal. 222 pp., 20 colour lithograph plates, maps, tall octavo format in orange cloth, dust jacket. Text is Nearly Fine. Only real flaw is some tape shadowing to the front free endpaper where the original owner attached a small gift card (laid in the book). Dust jacket is not price-clipped, no tears. A superb Nearly Fine/Nearly Fine copy. . 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

$75.00

Coisas Da Vida

By Bensaude, Jose

Lisboa, Portugal: Oficinas Graficas , 1964. First printing. 212 pp. + index, photo illustrations, octavo format in cream softcovers. An unopened, unread copy. There is light wear and some minor soiling to the covers from handling. Rare book. . 1st. Paperback. Very Good.

$175.00

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