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American-Japanese Problem / Asia's Appeal to America / Hawaii's American-Japanese Problem.
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American-Japanese Problem / Asia's Appeal to America / Hawaii's American-Japanese Problem.

By JAPAN - AMERICAN RELATIONS / IMMIGRATION) Gulick, Sidney L.

Various.: : Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America.. 1914- 1915.. Collection of Addresses delivered by Sidney Gulick, D.D., on Japanese/American relations collected in a hole binder with metal clips, 9 x 6 1/4 inches. 100 plus pages (43+18+42pp); very good clean condition (very occasional pencil highlighting). Wear to binder covers, previous owner's name stamped on a few pages and bookplate on inside front cover of binder. The topics are: "The American-Japanese Problem" (two addresses: 1914, Bulletin No. 67. October 15th. 1914); "Asia's Appeal to America" with "A Call for Comprehensive Immigration Legislation" (1915); "Hawaii's American-Japanese Problem" (1915). The 1914 addresses are introduced as "A fresh and sane discussion of one of the greatest questions of the day. Prof. Gulick recognizes the justice of California's demand to be saved from danger of an overwhelming Asiatic immigration and also the justice of Japan's demand to be accorded treatment free from invidious race discrimination." Laid in is a small folding sheet advertising Gulick's book "The Fight for Peace" published by the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America, in which "Dr. Gulick shows conclusively that justice and good will are essential prerequisites for international peace. He shows also how America as a nation can and must do its part in establishing right feelings and attittudes between the nations." In a note, Gulick notes his teaching experience (Lecturer: Imperial University, Kyoto) in Japan. .

$95.00

The Chinese College at Hartford Connecticut.
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The Chinese College at Hartford Connecticut.

By CHINESE IN AMERICA) Davis, Theo (illus).

New York.: Harper's Weekly.. 05-18- .. Six black and white wood engravings, on Harper's Weekly page 396, 17 x 11 inches. Binding holes in outer right margin, couple of tiny tears in left margin, overall very good condition. Article on page 397 is not present. .

$75.00

The Western Entrance of Shere Shah's Fort, Delhi.
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The Western Entrance of Shere Shah's Fort, Delhi.

By INDIA) Daniell, Thomas and William (illus. and aquatinted by).

1796.. Aquatint, printed in color with added handcolor, image 18 1/4 x 23 5/8 inches (47x60cm), on sheet 21 3/4 x 29 1/4 inches. Two small spots at left edge (well outside image). Overall very good condition. This beautiful aquatint is from Part 1 of the large folio first edition of Thomas and William Daniell's Oriental Scenery, which was published between 1795 and 1808. "The Daniells left England in 1785, when William was only about sixteen, and they were back in England in September 1794. From an early stage Thomas seems to have set out to emulate and surpass Hodges [Select Views in India]...in popularizing his views through the comparatively new medium of aquatint...the uncle and nephew were determined not only to do better than Hodges but to expose the weaknesses of the pioneer's work by choosing the same views as Hodges had done, drawing them more accurately, and aquatinting them more skilfully. The accuracy of the work was probably greatly aided, however, by the fact that Thomas and William used a camera obscura, particularly useful, of course, for architectural subjects... In time, William surpassed his uncle's skill in aquatinting, let alone that of Hodges, but at the cost, he told Farrington, of working from six in the morning till midnight for the first seven years after his return from India. It is certainly to William's work that Turner referred when, speaking of the plates for his Liber Studiorum he said that he would like to have them engraved like Mr. Daniell's." (Abbey, p.377). 1794 Whatman watermark along upper edge. .

$3850.00

Verapadroog, in the Barramahl.
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Verapadroog, in the Barramahl.

By INDIA) Daniell, Thomas and William (illus. and aquatinted by).

1802.. Aquatint, printed in color with added handcolor, image 18 1/4 x 23 5/8 inches (47x60cm), on sheet 21 3/4 x 29 1/4 inches. Sheet trimmed to just outside the plate mark, soft bump to lower left corner of sheet, light foxing to lower right corner, four tiny spots (pinpoint size) in image. A particularly striking landscape view with steps in the foreground, the fort in the far background atop a rocky hill, the middle ground densely covered with trees. This beautiful aquatint is from Part 4 of the large folio first edition of Thomas and William Daniell's Oriental Scenery, which was published between 1795 and 1808. "The Daniells left England in 1785, when William was only about sixteen, and they were back in England in September 1794. From an early stage Thomas seems to have set out to emulate and surpass Hodges [Select Views in India]...in popularizing his views through the comparatively new medium of aquatint...the uncle and nephew were determined not only to do better than Hodges but to expose the weaknesses of the pioneer's work by choosing the same views as Hodges had done, drawing them more accurately, and aquatinting them more skilfully. The accuracy of the work was probably greatly aided, however, by the fact that Thomas and William used a camera obscura, particularly useful, of course, for architectural subjects... In time, William surpassed his uncle's skill in aquatinting, let alone that of Hodges, but at the cost, he told Farrington, of working from six in the morning till midnight for the first seven years after his return from India. It is certainly to William's work that Turner referred when, speaking of the plates for his Liber Studiorum he said that he would like to have them engraved like Mr. Daniell's." (Abbey, p.377). Whatman watermark in paper at lower right. .

$3985.00

Ruins at Cannouge.
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Ruins at Cannouge.

By INDIA) Daniell, Thomas and William (illus. and aquatinted by).

London.. 1802.. Aquatint, printed in color with added handcolor, image 18 1/4 x 23 5/8 inches (47x60cm), on sheet 21 3/4 x 29 1/4 inches. Very good condition. This beautiful aquatint is from Part 4 of the large folio first edition of Thomas and William Daniell's Oriental Scenery, which was published between 1795 and 1808. "The Daniells left England in 1785, when William was only about sixteen, and they were back in England in September 1794. From an early stage Thomas seems to have set out to emulate and surpass Hodges [Select Views in India]...in popularizing his views through the comparatively new medium of aquatint...the uncle and nephew were determined not only to do better than Hodges but to expose the weaknesses of the pioneer's work by choosing the same views as Hodges had done, drawing them more accurately, and aquatinting them more skilfully. The accuracy of the work was probably greatly aided, however, by the fact that Thomas and William used a camera obscura, particularly useful, of course, for architectural subjects... In time, William surpassed his uncle's skill in aquatinting, let alone that of Hodges, but at the cost, he told Farrington, of working from six in the morning till midnight for the first seven years after his return from India. It is certainly to William's work that Turner referred when, speaking of the plates for his Liber Studiorum he said that he would like to have them engraved like Mr. Daniell's." (Abbey, p.377). The images celebrate the marvelous architectural heritage of the subcontinent, with the layering of succeeding civilisations' achievements. The sheet is watermarked "J. Whatman 1801". (Abbey 420). .

$3500.00

Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan,...1852, 1853, and 1854, under the command of Commodore M. C. Perry, United States Navy, by Order of the Government of the United States.
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Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan,...1852, 1853, and 1854, under the command of Commodore M. C. Perry, United States Navy, by Order of the Government of the United States.

By JAPAN - 19TH CENTURY OPENING TO THE WEST) Volume containscontributors from over 20 authors possessed of a variety ofskills: navigation, natural history, exploration, cross-culturaldocumentation, etc.

Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government. House of Representatives.. 1856.. Volume II of the three-volume set, 11 ¾ x 9 inches; 414 pages plus, at rear, 14 page "Fac-Simile of the Original Treaty with Japan," 11 pages. Index, and 17 folded charts. Two additional folded maps are present, one in the report on Cyclones of the Western Pacific and the other in the report on the Gulf Stream in the Western Pacific. Embossed covers, the front depicting a Japanese harbor view with an American ship present, while the rear features the American Eagle. Spine is damaged, with loss of embossed material at top and bottom and two chips at middle. Binding remains tight, light toning, and occasional offsetting, to some of the plates, but overall in very good clean condition. Overall, more than 20 contributors are reflected in the various commentaries comprising the volume. Also, the numerous lithographic plates, many in color, provide illustrated documentation of scientific aspects of the Expedition. In order of appearance they are: Agriculture (4 plates: Japanese tools and machines); Natural History: 2 plates: (Yak and Fox); Ornithology 6 plates (all color); Ichthyology 10 plates (all color); Conchology 5 plates (2 in color). In addition, "Fac-Simile of the Treaty with Japan" (in Japanese), 17 folded Maps & Charts, including two of Yedo (present day Tokyo, numbers16 and 17). An amazing volume documenting significant aspects of the Perry Expedition which led to re-engagement of Japan with the West. .

$1200.00

Target Tokyo.  Newsmap for the Armed Forces.  Monday, October 18, 1943.  214th Week of the War - 96th Week of U.S. Participation.
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Target Tokyo. Newsmap for the Armed Forces. Monday, October 18, 1943. 214th Week of the War - 96th Week of U.S. Participation.

By JAPAN - WORLD WAR II - PROPAGANDA) Manning, F.E. (mapmaker).

Washington, D.C.: Army Air Forces.. [10-18-] 1943.. Color poster / map, 47 x 35 1/2 inches (120 x 90 cm), folding as issued now professionally mounted on linen backing. Wear and a little paper loss along the fold lines has been infilled, light toning to lower centrefold; the poster presents very well with bright color. Stunning image of a hemispherical view with Japan at the centre, encompassing the area from Iran in the west, Australia in the south, and as far as the west coast of the U.S. at the east of the map. The map maker is F.E. Manning, one of the distinguished news illustrators of the war, in a style very similar to that of Richard Edes Harrison. There is a scale along the lower edge which was intended to be clipped and used to measure distances of places on the map from Tokyo. Text reads: "This map is a photographic view of the world with the center at Tokyo. Thus, with the detachable scale, distances can be measured along any line running thru Tokyo. It should be noted that an inch at the center represents less mileage than an inch closer to the edges. The detachable scale has been designed to compensate for this and should be used only with the center at Tokyo. The photographic process used in making this map makes all distances measured with the tape approximate only. Distances are shown in statute miles. Lines between key cities do not represent regular air routes in all cases. They show distances between points that do not fall on a line going thru the center of the projection." The Newsmap posters were displayed in offices and factories to keep the American public updated with news of the war and to encourage their participation in the winning of it. .

$875.00

Carte du Royaume de Siam / Vue de Bangkok  (color Map of the Kingdom of Siam and View of Bangkok in complete issue of Le Petit Journal Supplement Illustre)
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Carte du Royaume de Siam / Vue de Bangkok (color Map of the Kingdom of Siam and View of Bangkok in complete issue of Le Petit Journal Supplement Illustre)

By THAILAND - FRANCE) Meyer, H. (illus).

Paris.: Le Petit Journal.. 08-12- 1893.. Complete issue (number 142, Saturday 12th August 1893) of the magazine, 8pp including color covers, 17 1/4 x 12 inches. Very good condition (paper is of a newsprint type but still very stable). A detailed and beautifully colored map of Siam (Thailand) and surrounding countries including "Empire d'An-Nam; Cambodge, Cochin-Chine Francaise, Luang-Prabang and Haut Laos. At bottom of the map appears the discrete geographic area identified as "Cochinchine Francaise" with Saigon prominently shown, embellished with a French Tricolor flag. Illustrations of sailing ships dot the lower coasts. .

$165.00

Home Life in Tokyo.
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Home Life in Tokyo.

By JAPAN - TOKYO - JAPANESE CUSTOMSA) Jukichi Inouye.

Tokyo.. 1910.. Color woodblock cover (with gold flecks) and frontispiece, full page and in-text black and white illustrations, vii+323pp, 8 3/4 x 6 1/8 inches, color pictorial paper wrappers (Japanese binding with ties), in decorative cloth covered case with paper label on spine and clasps. Very light scattered foxing to endpapers, soft bump to lower right corner of front cover, otherwise the book is in very good condition in very good case. A detailed introduction to all things Japanese with chapters on Tokyo the Capital, The Streets of Tokyo, Houses: Exterior, Houses: Interior, Food, Female Dress, Daily Life, Marriage, Public Amusements, Feasts and Festivities, etc. Printed by The Tokyo Printing Company, Ltd. .

$125.00

Air Mail Across the Pacific, San Francisco to Hong Kong.  中美航空運郵. [Zhong mei hang kong yun you].
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Air Mail Across the Pacific, San Francisco to Hong Kong. 中美航空運郵. [Zhong mei hang kong yun you].

By HONG KONG / CHINA - PAN AM AIR MAIL POSTER)

San Francisco.. 1937.. Poster on stiff card, black and white photographic illustration, some light toning to margins, texts in traditional Chinese and English, 19 x 13 inches. 1935 poster advertising the first Trans-Pacific air mail service which ran between San Francisco and Hong Kong. Clearly aimed at Chinese Americans in San Francisco all text apart from the heading is in Chinese. The text lists the routes and fees between Hong Kong and San Francisco via Gan Island, Philippines and Macau. The centrally placed striking image of a plane shows a close-up of the "China Clipper", the plane that serviced the route, in black and white with the city of San Francisco below her in the background. The poster advertises "An aeroplane will be sent to carry the parcels from San Francisco to Hong Kong every Wednesday." Unfortunately the clipper has another claim to fame. Just as it was about to take off at 8am on the morning of 8 December 1941, it was destroyed by the Japanese forces, making it the first object to be destroyed in their attack on Hong Kong. (Stuart Braga - Making impressions: a Portuguese Family in Macau and Hong Kong, 1700-1945. Macau Instituto Internacional de Macau. 2015). .

$125.00

Guide to the Western Pacific.   For the use of the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps of the United States of America. "Stepping Stones to Japan."
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Guide to the Western Pacific. For the use of the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps of the United States of America. "Stepping Stones to Japan."

By CHINA / PACIFIC ISLANDS / PHILIPPINES - WORLD WAR II)

No Place of Publication.: CinCPac - CinCPOA.. Bulletin No. 126-44.. 1945.. Booklet, illustrated with single page black and white pictorial maps, 7 single page black and white maps and centrefold double page map, 140pp, 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches, back and front card covers form a single pictorial map of the Pacific arena from the Chinese coast to the Gilbert Islands. Light staining to top inner edge of first pages (through page 9) and last few pages, staples have rusted and left small stains, light stamp and discoloration to front covers, overall good condition. A "guide" to the Pacific Islands for "American soldiers, sailors, and marines...This book is to help them get along in these places which formerly were not even known by name to most Americans but which are destined to become as familiar as their own backyards to hundreds of Americans..." Twelve sections cover specific islands or groups of islands the history (from way back to the events of the present ie. World War II battles), the customs, climate, you name it, in a breezily informative way, with paragraph headings such as "Why worry about them?" There is a black and white pictorial map for most sections, often with a GI or a Japanese soldier featured. The Statistical Summary lists October 1944 as the latest date for U.S. occupation. This second edition includes non-pictorial maps of smaller islands, such as Miyako-shima, along with maps of the Shanghai Area and Kyushu Island. .

$55.00

Hong Kong.
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Hong Kong.

By HONG KONG)

Hong Kong.: Hong Kong Tourist Association.. No date. Ca. 1964.. Tourist publication 9 x 3 ½ inches that unfolds to four colorful panels 9 x 14 inches with each representing a decorative screen. Text on verso of each panel references one of the four seasons. Light residue and small area of paper loss at top of one panel strongly suggests the brochure was at one point contained in an album of tourist souvenirs. Despite this damage, the brochure is an attractive and inventive item, with loose sepia panels on verso of the "screen" extolling wonderful "shopping," "beaches," "fascinating sights," and "exotic nightlife." A engaging and most unusual item, with condition issues noted. .

$115.00

Chinese Beauty in Bathing Attire. No.1.
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Chinese Beauty in Bathing Attire. No.1.

By CHINA - WOMEN)

Shanghai.. No date. Ca. 1930s.. Color lithographic poster, image 23 x 16 1/2 inches on sheet 30 1/2 x 21 inches. Faint abrasions to upper edge (insect damage?); dampstain spot to mid upper edge, upper and lower left corner; repaired 1 inch tear to upper right corner, chip and 1/2 inch area of paper loss to upper left corner, faint soiling to upper right edge, single pinhole to mid upper and lower edge, registration lines in right margin, all outside image area. A few soft creases to paper and a few pin sized holes in mid upper image. Overall, good to very good condition with wide margins and bright, clean image. This vintage poster appears to be from the 1920s-1930s and features a young Chinese woman in stylish bathing attire sitting on rocky beach with the ocean and setting sun behind her. "No. 1" is printed below image. Text in lower margin in Chinese. .

$545.00

[Untitled: Chinese doll.]
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[Untitled: Chinese doll.]

By CHINESE FOLK ART)

King's Messengers, S.P.G.. 1905?. Carefully crafted image of a Chinese man glued to stiff brown card backing approximately 10 x 7 inches. On verso of card is the text "King's Messengers, S.P.G. Rugby Branch. Passed Examination in Missionary Knowledge. Secretary...... Chaplain...... 19..." (The last three items left blank.) The King's Messengers adopted the lengthy acronym S.P.G. ("The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts,") in 1902. Presumably the delicately assembled 7-inch-tall figure was constructed at a Society mission in China and at some point glued to the backing. A loop at the top suggests that the figure was intended to hang free. The doll-like figure represents an unusual example of folk art; it is in very good clean condition. .

$165.00

Things Seen in Japan.
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Things Seen in Japan.

By JAPAN) Holland, Clive.

London.: Seeley & Co., Ltd.. 2nd Edition.. 1909.. Small book with red leather covers, 6 x 4 ¼ inches, 50 black and white illustrations (chiefly photographic) 252 pp. followed by 18 pp. of advertisements from the publisher. Top and bottom of spine abraded. Blind stamp with tear beneath on page following front free endpaper. Overall good condition. The publishers quote the Manchester Guardian: "The subjects give a very fair idea of the beauty and charm of a fascinating country." Topics include Home Life, Country Life, Town Life and The Future of Japan. .

$60.00

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

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

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