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image of Histoire de Gentchiscan  et de toute la dinastie des Mongous ses successeurs, conquérans de la Chine; tirée de l'histoire chinoise, et traduite par le R.P. Gaubil

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Paris: chez Briasson et Piget, 1739. First edition, 4to, 26 x 20 cm., pp.[viii], 317, [2, approbation et privilege du Roy; 1, blank]. A very good copy bound in contemporary full calf, professionally re-backed preserving original spine. Some scuffing to boards. Gilt decoration on spine a little rubbed. Antoine Gaubil (1689-1759), Jesuit father, eminent mathematician, astronomer and… Read more
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image of Chyloong. Dealer in Sweetmeats.

Chyloong. Dealer in Sweetmeats.

by [Canton imprint]

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Published
1851
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$1,339.29

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Canton, 1851. One leaf, 20 x 17 cm, crudely printed. A remarkable preserved example of local printing commissioned by a long standing manufacturer of sweetmeats and supplier for export defending the quality of his product and alerting his clients to attempts to palm off inferior products as if they were his. The market was lucrative. An… Read more
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image of Bibliotheca Sinica. Dictionnaire Bibliographique des Ouvrages Relatifs a l'Empire Chinois.

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Paris, 1904. Second edition, revised, corrected and enlarged, five volumes, pp.(in columns)4439. A handsome set bound in contemporary cloth. Bound without prelims to first volume and title pages.
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image of The Thousand Buddhas. Ancient Buddhist Paintings from the Cave-Temples of Tun-Huang on the western frontier of China. Recovered and described by Aurel Stein, K.C.I.E. With an introductory essay by Laurence Binyon. Published under the Orders of H.M. Secretary of State for India and with the co-operation of the Trustees of the British Museum.

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London: Bernard Quaritch; plates by Henry Stone & Son of Banbury., 1921. First edition, two volumes, text in folio, 40 x 31 cm., pp.xii, 65; title-page and 48 plates, thirty-three in large folio, 64 x 51 cm., twelve in three colour, twenty-one in halftone, and fifteen smaller plates, 40 x 31 cm, of which ten in three colour, 5… Read more
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image of Memorials of Protestant Missionaries to the Chinese: Giving a list of their publications, and obituary notices of the deceased, with copious indexes.

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Shanghai: American Presbytarian Mission Press, 1867. First edition, pp.vi, 331. A very good copy in original cloth. A few faded spots on cloth. Occasional light spotting. A key reference work on missionary publications on China.
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image of A Compleat History of the Empire of China: Being the Observations of above ten years travels through that country: containing memoirs and remarks...

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London: Printed for James Hodges, at the Looking Glass, on London Bridge., 1739. The second edition, carefully corrected, pp.[viii], 536, 4 plates, 2 folding, folding table, illustration in text. An exceptionally clean copy bound in full contemporary calf, neatly rebacked to style.
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image of Reports of Journeys in China and Japan by Members of Her Majesty's Consular Service and Others, 1868-92.

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Shannon: Irish University Press, 1971. Folio, pp.596, 17 maps, 9 folding. Irish University Press Area Studies Series, British Parliamentary Papers, China, 22. A very good copy in original cloth. - Reports of Journeys in China and Japan, performed by Mr. Alabaster, Mr. Oxenham, Mr. Markham, and Dr. Willis of Her Majesty's Consular Service in those Countries, 1869, map.… Read more
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image of Some account of the public life, and a selection from the unpublished writings, of the Earl of Macartney, the latter consisting of extracts from an account of the Russian empire... and a journal of an embassy from the king of Great Britain to the emperor of China.

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London: T. Cadell & W. Davies, 1807. First edition. Two volumes, 4to (27.5 x 22 cm), pp.xii, 608; [iv], 531, [1, blank]; portrait frontispiece. A very good set bound in contemporary calf, neatly rebacked. All edges speckled blue. Endpapers renewed. Title of second volume spotted, otherwise clean and crisp. An account of Lord Macartney (1737-1806), compiled by John… Read more
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Chou King. Texte Chinois avec traduction.

by [Kong Zi]; Couvreur, Séraphin (Translator)

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Published
1916
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$291.49

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Hien Hien: Imprimerie de la Misson Catholique, 1916. Second edition 8vo, pp.[vi], 334, double-page map; Chinese characters in the text. A very good copy bound in contemporary half cloth, marbled boards. The Chinese text of the Shujing, the Classic of Poetry or Book of Odes, much loved by Confucius. With French and Latin translations. See Morrison II, p.59
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image of Le Livre des Recompenses et des Peines, en Chinois et en Francais; accompagne de quatre cents legendes, anecdotes, et histoires, qui font connaitre les doctrines, les croyances et les moeurs de la secte des Tao-Sse.

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Paris: Oriental Translation Fund, 1885. First edition pp.480. A very good copy bound in later half calf, marbled boards. Library blind stamp on first and last page.
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$315.13
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Nouveau Syllabaire et Alphabet Chinois Phonetique.

by Schutz, Ferdinand

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Published
1856-7
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$709.04

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Nancy: Grimblot & Vve Raybois; Lith. L. Christophe, 1856-7. First edition. 8vo (21.5 13.5 cm), pp.6, [1, blank], 25 (lithographed Chinese text), [ii]. Printed French and English text. With lithographed Arabic, Hebrew, Manchu, and Sanskrit characters. Propagation des Sciences Européennes dans l'Extreme Orient. A very good copy bound in contemporary half calf. An eccentric proposal for the transcription of… Read more
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image of A History of Early Chinese Art. II: The Han Period.

A History of Early Chinese Art. II: The Han Period.

by Siren, Osvald

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Published
1930
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$1,890.77

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London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1930. First edition 4to, pp.xvi, 82, 120 plates. A very good copy in original cloth.
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image of Litterae Societas Iesu e Regno Sinarum annorum MDCX. & XI.

Litterae Societas Iesu e Regno Sinarum annorum MDCX. & XI.

by [Jesuit] Trigault, Nicolas

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Published
1615
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$4,726.92

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Augsburg: Christoph Mang, 1615. First Latin edition. Small 8vo, pp.[viii], 294, folding plan of the villa in Peking converted into a church with Ricci's tomb. A very good copy bound in modern red morocco. The Jesuit missionary Nicolas Trigault's Latin edition of two important annual letters from the Chinese missions for the years 1610 and 1611, which were… Read more
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Pickwickians Abroad. With Illustrations by the Author.

by Dier Treblig Nhoj [John Gilbert Reid]

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Published
1913
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$236.35

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Shanghai: International In, 1913. First edition pp.ii, 286, colour frontis, illustrations. A near fine copy in the original pictorial cloth. Rather torn dust wrapper.
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image of Bibliotheca Sinologica. [bound with] Youen-pen-han-chou-pao-ouei. Verzeichniss einer grossen anzahl zu verkaufender acht chinesischer bucher.

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Frankfurt am Main: K. Theodor Volcker, 1864. First edition pp.x, 108, [1, errata]; [iv], 32, 16 lithographed pages of Chinese text. A very good copy neatly rebound in recent boards, original paper front wrapper laid down. A little light foxing.
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image of Alphabet Mantchou, rédigé d'apres le syllabaire et le dictionnaire universel de cette langue; Troisième édition, augmentée d'une notice sur l'origine, l'histoire et les travaux littéraires des Mantchoux actuellement maîtres de la Chine.

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Paris: l'Imprimerie Impériale, 1807. Third edition. 8vo (24 x 16 cm), pp.xv, [i], 208, two large folding alphabetical tables. Manchu and Arabic characters in the text. A very good copy bound in modern half calf. One repaired marginal tear to half-title; text otherwise in excellent condition. A survey of the Manchu alphabet by the French orientalist Louis-Mathieu Langlès,… Read more
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image of The Chronicles of the East India Company trading to China, 1635-1834. Vol.I-IV: 1635-1834. Vol.V: Supplementary, 1742-74.

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Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1926-29. First edition Five volumes, pp.[xxii], 305, [8, tables], 5 plates, 2 folding maps; [viii], 435, [16, list of ships], 2 plates, 2 folding maps; [viii], 388, [9], 6 plates, folding map; [viii], 427, 6 plates; [x], 212, 2 plates. A very good set in original cloth. From the library of C.C. Davies,… Read more
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image of A Chinese-English Dictionary. Compiled for the China Inland Mission [with] English Index.

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Shanghai: China Inland Mission and Presbytarian Mission Press, 1931. First edition Two volumes 4to, pp.[viii], 1232; [ii], 184, [2, errata]. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leather, cloth boards. Cloth of second volume slightly stained.
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Chinese poetry in English verse.

by Giles, Herbert A.

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Published
1898
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London & Shanghai: Bernard Quaritch; Kelly & Walsh, 1898. First edition. 8vo (24 x 16 cm), pp.[iv], 212, [1], [1, blank]. Some printed Chinese characters to text. A very good copy in contemporary cloth, paper label on spine. Cloth a little marked and soiled. A collection of Chinese poetry, largely classical, but with a handful of poems from… Read more
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image of The Arts of the Ming Dynasty. An Exhibition organised by the Arts Council of Great Britain and the Oriental Ceramic Society. November 14th to December 15th, 1957.

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London: Oriental Ceramic Society, 1958. First edition 4to, pp.80, 104 plates. 850 copies only printed. A very good copy bound in contemporary blue morocco, cloth boards. The full catalogue with 104 plates.
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$590.87