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Bubbling Well Road, Shanghai, China.
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Bubbling Well Road, Shanghai, China.

By CHINA - SHANGHAI)

T. W. Ingersoll.. No date. Ca. 1903.. Stereoview card (2 color images on a 3 1/2 x 7 inch card). Light wear to edges, good condition. Stereo views were very popular at the turn of the twentieth century; when the stereo card was placed in a stereoscope a 3-D view was created. Number 1369. .

$30.00

Pidgin-English Sing-Song or Songs and Stories in the China-English Dialect. With a Vocabulary.

By CHINA - PIDGIN-ENGLISH LANGUAGE)

London.: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, & Co. Ltd.. Fourth Edition.. 1897.. viii+139+3 pages publishers ads, 6 3/4 x 5 inches, pictorial orange cloth-covered boards. Overall light soiling to covers with small ink mark at upper edge of front cover, previous owner's name stamped at top right of title page, toning to endpapers, interior tight and clean. Good or better condition. Interesting introduction discussing the characteristics of pidgin-English "that dialect of our language which is extensively used in the seaport towns of China as a means of communication between English or Americans and the natives." There then follows two sections: Ballads and Stories, with appendices of Pidgin-English Vocabulary and Pidgin-English Names. .

$95.00

Among the Junks on River at Shanghai, China.
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Among the Junks on River at Shanghai, China.

By CHINA - SHANGHAI)

T. W. Ingersoll.. Copyright 1903.. Stereoview card (2 color images on a 3 1/2 x 7 inch card). Light wear to edges, very good condition. Number 1368. Stereo views were very popular at the turn of the twentieth century; when the stereo card was placed in a stereoscope a 3-D view was created. .

$30.00

The Shopper's Paradise.
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The Shopper's Paradise.

By SINGAPORE FREE PORT)

Singapore.: Tourist Office, Ministry of Culture.. Circa 1960.. Folded brochure 9 x 4 inches promoting Singapore as a "Shopper's Paradise." Listed on three panels are various types of merchandise with info regarding "where to buy." Goods include Radios, Watches, Antiques, Ivory and Jade, Carpets, Cameras, Jewelry, Furs, and more. Beneath each listing is an area in the city in which the goods described can most readily be found. For example: "Cameras" are found particularly in "Raffles Arcade, Raffles Place, High Street, North Bridge Road, Cross Street, and Middle Road." Facilitating the search is a two-panel map of the city in which "only the general shopping streets are shown." Brochure in very good clean condition. An interesting, if not very practical, ephemeral item. .

$55.00

International Port Otaru.
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International Port Otaru.

By JAPAN - OTARU)

Hokkaido, Japan.: Trade & Tourist Section.. 1952.. Folded pamphlet 7 ¼ x 5 inches, promoting the Japanese city of Otaru. Pamphlet unfolds to a colorful pictorial map framed by small advertising panels on a sheet approximately 9 ½ x 20 inches. A "Note" identifies, by color, Government Railroads, Bus Routes, and Principal Roads, the latter in green. Unfortunately, someone did a poor job of linking this information to the map's pictorial images, as passenger trains are shown at top and bottom of map traversing the green "Principal Roads." Map features black and white photos of the region, and is in good overall condition, but unfortunately has suffered a fold visible (though lightly) on the covers and the pictorial map. An uncommon item aimed at English language tourists, with problematic fold noted. .

$65.00

The Expediter.
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The Expediter.

By ASIA GUIDE-BOOK) Upton Close (Josef Washington Hall)

Tokyo.: Self-published.. Circa 1930.. "The Expediter" was a handbook supplied to U.S. participants assembled for tour-guide Upton Close’s fifth excursion to the Far East, in which he served, to use his preferred terminology, as "Commander" of a "Cultural Expedition." Text at rear lists the names of "Attendees" of four earlier "Expeditions" beginning in 1927; the number of entries show an increase with each tour. The book lists a series of informative "lectures" delivered by Close in the course of the "Expedition" - on the steamer heading out and throughout the tour. A series of pages render phrases in Japanese and Chinese useful for brief utterances, but most likely of marginal utility to his tourist party. At rear of the book are foldout pages of "Expedition Songs," listing the different ones selected for each of Close’s earlier junkets. Booklet is in excellent clean condition, essentially "as new," possibly tucked in a suitcase and never consulted. It remains a remarkable ephemeral Guide Book in which the "Commander’s" steely persona is, at evert turn, on authoritarian display. Upton Close (born Josef Washington Hall in Kelso, Washington, in 1894) first experienced the Far East as a Seventh Day Adventist missionary in China. He contributed articles in the 1920s to "National Geographic" and other periodicals, and by the 1930s had established himself as a journalist, with several books on the Far East, as well as serving as Tour Guide for groups wishing to experience the cultures of China and Japan. After World War II he became associated with far-right groups and was a close associate, in Washington D.C., of Joseph McCarthy circa 1950. He died in a motor vehicle accident in Mexico in 1960. .

$125.00

India Tourist Map.
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India Tourist Map.

By INDIA)

Bombay.: Government of India: Tourist Division.. No date. Ca. 1950.. Brochure 9 x 4 inches unfolding to a sheet 27 x 28 inches with text and a variety of photos on one side and on the other a large 20 x 21 inch map depicting the major roads, air routes and railways of India together with outline regional maps relating to the North, South, and North East portions of the country. A small circular map depicts sea and air routes from India to the rest of the world. There is a small area of paper loss in map along a fold, and a presumed botch in the initial publishing has been "corrected" by a paste-on printed patch approximately 1 x 1 ½ inches. Depicted in Assam in the Eastern portion of the country is the Kaziranga Game Sanctuary, renamed the Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary in 1950 to emphasize the concept of conservation as opposed to hunting, Reference is also made to the state-owned airlines, which date from 1953, hence a circa 1950s publication date is likely. The map is in good clean condition, marred only by the patch in the Western portion of Assam. .

$45.00

India.  Agra.
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India. Agra.

By INDIA - AGRA)

Bombay.: Government of India.. 1961.. Folded brochure 9 x 4 inches featuring 9 color photographs (1 or 2 panels) and, when fully opened, a 14 ¼ x 12 ½ inch color map of the city featuring 5 pictorial images of important sites, the best known being the Taj Mahal near the Jamuna River. Small circles with numerals are keyed to a listing of 65 or so sites useful to tourists (for example, the Empress Hotel, the Idgah Railway Station, etc.). Other images denote "Petrol Pump" or "Restaurant." Text columns provide information pertaining to the pictorial images featured on the map. Map is in very good clean condition. .

$45.00

Japan.

By JAPAN)

Japan.: Board of Tourist Industry. Japanese Government Railways.. 1940.. BOOKLET, full page color illustrations, numerous black and white illustrations, color centrefold pictographic/pictorial map, two full page color illustrations, unpaginated (about 40 pp including color covers), 10 x 7 inches, color pictorial wrappers. Soft vertical crease, otherwise very good condition. Beautiful booklet with information on pre-World War II Japan. Images of sports, food, industry, education, festivals, propeller plane and other forms of transportation. One section on Manchukuo (Manchuria) and images of Taiwan and Korea; centrefold color pictographic map shows transportation routes and includes the Korean peninsula and coast of China. A fascinating prewar item. Cover depicts a young woman in kimono with a doll. .

$65.00

Panorama of the Great Wall of China.
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Panorama of the Great Wall of China.

By GREAT WALL OF CHINA)

Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society.. 02- 1923.. Folded photographic view of "The Great Wall of China near Nankow Pass." The view unfolds to a panorama 9 ½ x 45 ½ inches. Childish scribble on the back of one folded sheet (not impacting photo image) while folding sheet on extreme left end of panorama (9 ½ x 5 ¾ inches) has several light ripples, presumably as issued. Accompanying the Great Wall foldout is a copy of the National Geographic for February 1923 containing an article, illustrated with numerous photographs and several maps, titled "A Thousand Miles Along the Great Wall of China." Pencil notations on front cover of magazine; some paper loss at bottom of spine. Overall good condition. .

$35.00

The Warlord in the Far East.  Admiral Togo.  Gen. S. Kusunose.  Japan's Young Emperor.
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The Warlord in the Far East. Admiral Togo. Gen. S. Kusunose. Japan's Young Emperor.

By JAPAN- WORLD WAR I)

Portland, OR.: The Sunday Oregonian.. 09-06- 1914.. Newspaper sheet from the September 6 1914 issue of The Sunday Oregonian, 23 x 16 1/2 inches (58 x42cm), edge tears otherwise very good condition. The text beneath the image reads in part: "At once the oldest and the youngest of the nations in the present world war is Japan, who has been selected by the allies ofr the taks of policing the eastern seas against Germany...Matsuhito, the father of the present Emperor, lifted Japan to a position as a world power; Yoshihito is given the task of directing the destiny of the empire in its newly-acquired position..." .

$185.00

Beppu - Its Picturesque Environs. See Beppu, Then and Die.
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Beppu - Its Picturesque Environs. See Beppu, Then and Die.

By JAPAN - BEPPU) Fujiwara, T.

Beppu, Japan.: Beppu Research Society.. 1928.. Booklet, color pictorial card wrappers with string tie, 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches (19 x 12 cm), 30 numbered pages, color folding map of the city, black and white photo illustrations. Very good condition. A most attractive publication presenting the hot springs resort of Beppu in the most cosmopolitan terms: the introduction notes that "the city of Beppu is among the best known places of this country which no globe-trotters can afford to neglect" while the Mayor extends the hope that "this booklet will be to visitors to this place what Baedeker is to globe-trotters." The back cover repeats the exhortation of the title, here quoted as "See Beppu, ahd then die." .

$165.00

Maps of the Pacific War with details of All Asiatic and Pacific Fighting Fronts...also World and Air-Line-Distance Maps. (Map title: Map of The Pacific War Theatre).
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Maps of the Pacific War with details of All Asiatic and Pacific Fighting Fronts...also World and Air-Line-Distance Maps. (Map title: Map of The Pacific War Theatre).

By WORLD WAR II - PACIFIC ARENA) Hitt, William M. (mapmaker).

Los Angeles.: Hollywood Postcard & Publishing Co.. 1944.. Map on sheet 22 x 34 inches, folding to pamphlet Short separation at horizontal centrefold, one inch tear at right lower edge, additional soft crease when folded, overall very good condition. This handsome, clearly printed black and white map of the Pacific War Theatre is distinguished by the clarity and detail of the information contained, with a great number of very small islands and places clearly marked. At the upper left corner is a calculator of "Air-line Distances in Statute Miles." The map is surrounded by many smaller maps including China, the Philippines with an inset of the area around Manila, Burma, Malaya (with an inset of the area around Singapore), Oahu and many of the smaller islands in the Pacific where fighting was going on. Allied Bases, Russian Bases and Japanese Bases are marked. On the verso is a map of the world and listing of "Sovereign Nations of the World" together with a map of Air-line Distances: "This map is drawn on Hitt's North Polar Projection, which shows all land masses and north polar seas in nearly exact proportions, but which greatly distorts the three southern oceans. The small insert of the South Polar Region shows a better relationship of southern land masses." .

$165.00

A Japanese Artist in London.
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A Japanese Artist in London.

By JAPANESE ARTIST YOSHIO MARKINO) Markino, Yoshio (illus).

London.: Chatto & Windus.. 1910.. Eight color and four black and white plates, xix+199pp, 7 1/2 x 5 inches, green cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Previous owner's name to front free endpage, light foxing to edges, tiny spot in margin of one plate, overall clean and tight. Chapter titles include 'My Life in Greenwich,' 'My Life in New Cross,' 'I Become a Chelsea Conservative,' 'Some Japanese Impressions of England.' .

$75.00

K.Mikimoto. (Mikimoto Pearls).  The Romance of Cultivated Pearls in Japan.
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K.Mikimoto. (Mikimoto Pearls). The Romance of Cultivated Pearls in Japan.

By JAPAN - MIKIMOTO CULTIVATED PEARL FARMS)

Mikimoto.. No date. Ca. 1930s.. Booklet, small black and white photo illustrations throughout, 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches (12 x 17cm), paper wrappers with string binding, 8pp including pictorial wrappers An informative little booklet with historical information as well as information about the culture of pearls and many small illustrations of that process. The back cover lists eight cultivated pearl farms, a main store in Ginza with branches in Osaka, New York, London, Paris and Bombay plus a Jewel Factory in Tokio. .

$115.00

The Map of Tokyo.
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The Map of Tokyo.

By JAPAN - TOKYO) Shigejiro Fukuda.

Tokyo.: Shigejiro Fukuda. Seikokan book-shop.. Meiji 40. 1907.. Color lithographic map 20 x 30 inches (51 x 74 cm) on sheet 22 1/4 x 34 1/4 inches, folding as issued into decorative color folder 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches. Map in very good condition; light wear to back cover of the folder. There is a pocket on the front paste down with nothing enclosed. A scarce and particularly interesting and detailed map of Tokyo at the beginning of the twentieth century. On a scale of approximately 1 mile to 3 1/4 inches (8 cm), considerable detail is possible with names of areas, buildings, etc. At lower left is an inset Map of the Vicinity of Tokyo, and at right an extensive legend, "Explanations" to detail on the map, including the designations for "The working line of the Elevated Railways; the proposed line of the Elevated railways; railways; the opened line of Tokyo Electric railways; the proposed line of Tokyo Electric railways; plus many types of buildings, offices, shrines etc. The map thus underlines the extraordinary speed of modernization that Japan, and Tokyo in particular, was undergoing. OCLC / WorldCat locates only one library holding at the University of Utrecht (dated as 1910). Publishing information in Japanese in the right border. .

$785.00

Tokyo pictorial map with auto routes

By JAPAN - TOKYO)

. Pamphlet, 7 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches (19.5 x 9 cm) unfolding to six panel sheet. Very good condition. There is a four panel bird's eye view style pictorial map of Tokyo on one side and black and white photo illustrations and text on the verso. .

$245.00

Tourist Map of Osaka.
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Tourist Map of Osaka.

By JAPAN - OSAKA)

Tokyo.: Japan Tourist Bureau.. 1936.. Color map, 22 1/2 x 16 inches (57 x 41 cm), folding to 8 1/2 x 4 inches, text on verso, color cover illustration. Light wear to covers, couple of tiny separations along vertical fold, overall clean and bright. This map presents a quite detailed mapping of Osaka, a city that was bombed heavily during World War II. The legend at lower right identifies government and elevated railway stations, tram line and stops, and subway routes, shrines, temples, factories, clubs, etc. Many buildings, schools etc are named on the map. At left is a small inset map of the area around Osaka. Information on verso includes golf links, sightseeing excursions, hotels, theatres, shopping, flowers, etc. An informative pre-war map of Osaka. .

$245.00

A Bird's Eye View of Kyoto.  (Map title: Kyoto and Vicinity.)
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A Bird's Eye View of Kyoto. (Map title: Kyoto and Vicinity.)

By JAPAN - KYOTO) Uchida, S. (color bird's eye view cover illustration).

Kyoto.: Miyako Hotel.. No date. Circa 1945-1950.. Pamphlet, 7 x 7 inches (18 x 18 cm), unfolding to map on sheet 20 3/4 x 30 3/4 inches. Light wear, a couple of ink markings locating places on the map, overall very good condition. The map of Kyoto locates Allied troop venues such as the Dispensary, Ye Old Doughnut Shop, the GI Athletic Field and the Miyako Hotel. There are inset maps of Arashiyama & Kinkuji; Lake Biwa & Mt. Hiyei; Uji & Daigo. Two thirds of the verso is occupied with advertising such as for the Grand Kyoto "the most generous and glamorous ball-room and bar for the Allied Forces." .

$115.00

Giokuro by the Oriental.
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Giokuro by the Oriental.

By JAPAN - TEA)

Boston.: Oriental Tea Company.. No date. Ca. 1920.. Booklet, 5 x 7 inches,deep green paper wrappers with thread binding, 2 black and white plates with tissue-guards, two text sheets. Two soft vertical creases, otherwise very good condition. Circa 1920s booklet published by the Oriental Tea Company of Boston promoting the refined Gyokuro "Shadow Tea": The name "Giokuro" is as famous in Japan among tea-connoisseurs as the name "Java" is in the United States among coffee lovers. It stands for all this is most delicate and recherche among teas, and is applied to a tea grown only in the Uji district of the Yamashiro Province." .

$115.00

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