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Guide to Peiping and its Environs.
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Guide to Peiping and its Environs.

By CHINA - BEIJING)

Peiping.: The Peking Bookshop (Printed by Catholic University Press). 1946.. Booklet in pictorial paper covers 7 x 5 inches, 144 pp., single color photo-illustrations, three folded maps, one single page map, plus advertising pages at front and rear. Previous owner's signature in small ink letters on front cover; light wear to front cover; booklet in good clean condition overall. Booklet is in three parts: Part I features General Information, A Short History, Notes on Aspects of the Culture, and an English-Chinese Vocabulary. This portion, according to instructions, is to be read before the tourist visits in order to acquire general background information. Part II features tours of the city with more than a dozen itineraries profiled. Part III focuses on the Environs of Peiping. .

$295.00

Restricted Rangoon Background Map.
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Restricted Rangoon Background Map.

By MYANMAR / BURMA - RANGOON)

Survey Directorate Twelfth Army.. Second Edition.. 09- 1945.. Two color map on sheet 24 x 19 3/4 inches folding as issued to 6 x 9 3/4 inches. Overall light wear and creasing, foxing to upper right panels, two small pencil notations. A very detailed map with names of streets, indications of siting of buildings etc. .

$185.00

A Bird's-Eye View of Peiping and Environs. 北平城郊鸟瞰图
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A Bird's-Eye View of Peiping and Environs. 北平城郊鸟瞰图

By CHINA - PEIPING / BEIJING) [Wang, Wenzhi].

Peiping.: The Peiping Chronicle.. 10-1- 1936.. Color pictorial map, 28 3/4 x 41 3/4 inches on sheet size 36 x 44 inches. Short splits at two fold ends (left hand side) and one longer split at right fold end, just to neat line; separations at three fold intersections, one approx. 1 1/2 inches long with tiny paper loss. Light creasing to a couple of areas, but image is clean and bright and in very good condition. An extraordinary, richly colored bird's eye view style map of the Chinese capital Beijing. WorldCat records the illustrator as [by Wen-Chih Wang], from the envelope (which this copy lacks) 218 places of interest are noted in English and Chinese text beneath the map. .

$4500.00

Welcome to Hong Kong With Compliments of Servicemen's Guides.  Sponsored By The American Community of Hong Kong.
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Welcome to Hong Kong With Compliments of Servicemen's Guides. Sponsored By The American Community of Hong Kong.

By HONG KONG)

Hong Kong.. Sept-Oct-Nov-Dec 1955.. Pamphlet, 7 1/2 x 5 inches opening to 15 x 21 inches with map 15 x 15 1/2 inches. Soft vertical fold to pamphlet, light wear and short separation at one fold intersection.. 6 panel map shows the central areas of Kowloon and Hong Kong, with inset of Central Down Town Area, naming the various buildings. The area of Hong Kong Island includes Happy Valley and the Wong-Mai Chung Village. Verso is information on shops, hotels, restaurants etc. .

$75.00

Selected Works from the Painting Exhibition of Workers from Shanghai, Yangquan and Lüda.  上海、阳泉、旅大工人画展览作品选集.[Shanghai, Yangquan and Lüda gong ren hua zuo pin xuan ji].
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Selected Works from the Painting Exhibition of Workers from Shanghai, Yangquan and Lüda. 上海、阳泉、旅大工人画展览作品选集.[Shanghai, Yangquan and Lüda gong ren hua zuo pin xuan ji].

By CHINA - CULTURAL REVOLUTION)

Beijing.: Ren min mei shu chu ban she.. 1974.. Color illustrated throughout. The preface reads in part: In 1974, a national painting exhibition titled "Painting Exhibition of Workers from Shanghai, Yangquan and Lüda" was held in Beijing. It was another huge success for the工农兵[Workers, Peasants and Soldiers] in the world of arts, after the peasants' painting exhibition of Huxian. The amateur artists of workers had become the powerful weapons of 'Grasp Revolution, Promote Production'. .

$145.00

Occupation Map of Japan and Adjacent Areas including Potential U.S. Bases in the Pacific.
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Occupation Map of Japan and Adjacent Areas including Potential U.S. Bases in the Pacific.

By JAPAN / WORLD WAR II) Gross, Alexander (mapmaker).

Geographia Map Co.. No date. Ca. 1946.. Huge wall map, sheet 39 x 54 inches, folding to 13 1/2 x 10 inches, full color maps on one side, two color map on verso. Some wear to edges which results in wear to central fold, overall good condition. Detailed maps of Japan with inset maps of the Philippines, South East Asia, Oceania and Australia. Map on the verso is titled "'Geographia' Map of the Pacific Ocean" with "Places Occupied by U.S. Forces" and "Probable New U.S. Bases" marked in red. A collection of maps intended to provide information to the general U.S. public with the end of World War II; although no doubt published in large quantities, this is now an uncommon map due to its size and intended use. There is an extensive listing of "Indispensable Maps and Atlases" with prices. The very bold cover graphic harkens back to a traditional Western pre-World War II view of Japan. .

$165.00

The New Yorker. 1966 - 09 - 10. A Reporter at Large. The Enemy.

By VIETNAM WAR) Sheehan, Susan Birnbaum, Abe (illustrator).

New York.: The New Yorker Magazine.. 09-10- 1966.. September 10, 1966 issue of the magazine, color and black and white illustrations throughout, 11 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, color pictorial wrappers as issued. Light wear and foxing to covers, interior in very good condition. A long article by Susan Sheehan relating contemporary Vietnam history through the life of a North Vietnamese soldier who was drafted int the People's Army of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in April 1962. Cover picture of an owl by Abe Birnbaum. .

$28.00

Panorama de L'Afrique Francaise (map of French Africa in complete issue of Le Petit Journal Supplement Illustre).
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Panorama de L'Afrique Francaise (map of French Africa in complete issue of Le Petit Journal Supplement Illustre).

By AFRICA)

Paris.: Le Petit Journal.. 03-05- 1894.. Complete issue (number 172, Monday 5th March 1894) of the magazine, 8pp including color covers, 17 1/4 x 12 inches. Soft crease to lower front cover but overall very good condition (paper is of a newsprint type but still very stable). Map of Africa on back cover has a short repaired tear at upper right but overall in very good condition. Two small inset maps: Plan de Tombouctou and Environs de Tombouctou. Text at bottom of map states Carte Des Expéditions Francaises en Afrique, with numerous red lines drawn on the map to reflect French expeditions. A handsome and detailed map with most interesting insets of the Timbuktu area. .

$185.00

AAF Cloth Map - Asiatic Series.  Otomari  /  Vladimiro-Aleksandrovskoye.
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AAF Cloth Map - Asiatic Series. Otomari / Vladimiro-Aleksandrovskoye.

By JAPAN / USSR - SURVIVAL MAP/ EVASION MAP/ ESCAPE MAP)

Washington, D.C.: Army Map Service.. 1944.. Two color maps, printed back to back on one silk sheet 24 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches, folded as issued. A few tiny spots, otherwise fine condition. This is a "survival map" or "escape map" compiled for the U.S. Army Air Forces; these light-weight silk maps were carried by military personnel with missions in enemy territory, each map containing information crucial to facilitating escape to friendly territory. Winds and ocean currents in the Sea of Japan and part of the Sea of Okhotsk are marked, as well as much information on settlements and terrain (scale is 1:1,000,000). Latitude covered is from approximately 40 to 44 degrees on Vladimiro-Aleksandrovskoye, U.S.S.R. map and from approximately 44 to 48 degrees on the Otomari, Japan map, longitude covered is from approximately 132 to 138 degrees on Vladimiro-Aleksandrovskoye, and from approximately 138 to 144 degrees on the Otomari, Japan map. States "Legend Applies To November through March (red) and May through September (green) currents". .

$75.00

Chinese Firecracker / Firework hand painted embossed label.

By CHINA - FOLK ART)

Ca. 1900.. Hand painted embossed foil label, 3 x 14 1/2 inches. Light wear to surface with minor paint flaking. A beautiful and unusual example of Chinese folk art, this is a vintage original hand painted embossed gold foil label, produced in China circa 1900 to be used as a decorative label on the outside of a box of firecrackers or other fireworks. It measures 3 x 14 1/2 inches. This label had been stored away and so is in virtually "as new" condition, however because of the fragile nature of the material, there is some flaking of the paint in small areas. This isn't anything you really notice because of the vivid colors and pattern. In an article in the January - February 1981 issue of Arts of Asia magazine, John H. Enns notes that this style of Chinese firework label was produced between 1850 and 1910 in the Canton region of Kwangtung province. "Many were painted in the city of Fatshan long noted for the manufacture of religious prints, papercuts and charms used in holiday celebrations. During these celebrations it was common to hang boxes of fireworks across the narrow streets and explode the entire string from a single fuse. As a result, very few of these labels remain today." As with the fruit crate labels produced in the United States, the purpose of the firework labels was to attract the eye and therefore sell the merchandise; so bright colors and auspicious symbols were used, to convey a feeling of festiveness and good fortune. Each label was painted by hand. The labels were often imported into the United States by firework wholesalers to use in packaging the fireworks here; these labels were in storage in a Portland, Oregon Chinese goods store. .

$45.00

Chinese Firecracker / Firework hand painted embossed label.

By CHINA - FOLK ART)

Ca. 1900.. Hand painted embossed foil label, 3 x 14 1/2 inches. Light wear to surface with minor paint flaking. A beautiful and unusual example of Chinese folk art, this is a vintage original hand painted embossed gold foil label, produced in China circa 1900 to be used as a decorative label on the outside of a box of firecrackers or other fireworks. It measures 3 x 14 1/2 inches. This label had been stored away and so is in virtually "as new" condition, however because of the fragile nature of the material, there is some flaking of the paint in small areas. This isn't anything you really notice because of the vivid colors and pattern. In an article in the January - February 1981 issue of Arts of Asia magazine, John H. Enns notes that this style of Chinese firework label was produced between 1850 and 1910 in the Canton region of Kwangtung province. "Many were painted in the city of Fatshan long noted for the manufacture of religious prints, papercuts and charms used in holiday celebrations. During these celebrations it was common to hang boxes of fireworks across the narrow streets and explode the entire string from a single fuse. As a result, very few of these labels remain today." As with the fruit crate labels produced in the United States, the purpose of the firework labels was to attract the eye and therefore sell the merchandise; so bright colors and auspicious symbols were used, to convey a feeling of festiveness and good fortune. Each label was painted by hand. The labels were often imported into the United States by firework wholesalers to use in packaging the fireworks here; these labels were in storage in a Portland, Oregon Chinese goods store. .

$45.00

Chinese Firecracker / Firework hand painted embossed label.

By CHINA - FOLK ART)

Ca. 1900.. Hand painted embossed foil label, 3 x 14 1/2 inches. Light wear to surface with minor paint flaking. A beautiful and unusual example of Chinese folk art, this is a vintage original hand painted embossed gold foil label, produced in China circa 1900 to be used as a decorative label on the outside of a box of firecrackers or other fireworks. It measures 3 x 14 1/2 inches. This label had been stored away and so is in virtually "as new" condition, however because of the fragile nature of the material, there is some flaking of the paint in small areas. This isn't anything you really notice because of the vivid colors and pattern. In an article in the January - February 1981 issue of Arts of Asia magazine, John H. Enns notes that this style of Chinese firework label was produced between 1850 and 1910 in the Canton region of Kwangtung province. "Many were painted in the city of Fatshan long noted for the manufacture of religious prints, papercuts and charms used in holiday celebrations. During these celebrations it was common to hang boxes of fireworks across the narrow streets and explode the entire string from a single fuse. As a result, very few of these labels remain today." As with the fruit crate labels produced in the United States, the purpose of the firework labels was to attract the eye and therefore sell the merchandise; so bright colors and auspicious symbols were used, to convey a feeling of festiveness and good fortune. Each label was painted by hand. The labels were often imported into the United States by firework wholesalers to use in packaging the fireworks here; these labels were in storage in a Portland, Oregon Chinese goods store. .

$45.00

Chinese Firecracker / Firework hand painted embossed label.

By CHINA - FOLK ART)

Ca. 1900.. Hand painted embossed foil label, 3 x 14 1/2 inches. Light wear to surface with minor paint flaking. A beautiful and unusual example of Chinese folk art, this is a vintage original hand painted embossed gold foil label, produced in China circa 1900 to be used as a decorative label on the outside of a box of firecrackers or other fireworks. It measures 3 x 14 1/2 inches. This label had been stored away and so is in virtually "as new" condition, however because of the fragile nature of the material, there is some flaking of the paint in small areas. This isn't anything you really notice because of the vivid colors and pattern. In an article in the January - February 1981 issue of Arts of Asia magazine, John H. Enns notes that this style of Chinese firework label was produced between 1850 and 1910 in the Canton region of Kwangtung province. "Many were painted in the city of Fatshan long noted for the manufacture of religious prints, papercuts and charms used in holiday celebrations. During these celebrations it was common to hang boxes of fireworks across the narrow streets and explode the entire string from a single fuse. As a result, very few of these labels remain today." As with the fruit crate labels produced in the United States, the purpose of the firework labels was to attract the eye and therefore sell the merchandise; so bright colors and auspicious symbols were used, to convey a feeling of festiveness and good fortune. Each label was painted by hand. The labels were often imported into the United States by firework wholesalers to use in packaging the fireworks here; these labels were in storage in a Portland, Oregon Chinese goods store. .

$45.00

Untitled poster of Hong Kong Harbour.
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Untitled poster of Hong Kong Harbour.

By HONG KONG) Fischbeck, Frank (photographer).

No date. Ca. 1973-1977.. Color poster, 22 x 32 inches. Short crease to mid right edge; very good condition. Copyright Frank Fischbeck 28 Ice House Street printed at lower right corner. .

$185.00

Japan and Russia Will Divide China. Signs Increase That Northern Area and Lower Yangtze Basin Will be Carved Into Puppet States by Stalin and Mikado, Leaving South Largely at Mercy of Both.  PICTORIAL REVIEW: Los Angeles Examiner Sunday, April 28, 1940.
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Japan and Russia Will Divide China. Signs Increase That Northern Area and Lower Yangtze Basin Will be Carved Into Puppet States by Stalin and Mikado, Leaving South Largely at Mercy of Both. PICTORIAL REVIEW: Los Angeles Examiner Sunday, April 28, 1940.

By CHINA / RUSSIA / JAPAN) Burke, Howard (illus).

Los Angeles.: Los Angeles Examiner.. 1940.. Color pictorial map FRONT PAGE ONLY of the Los Angeles Examiner March of Events section, archivally mounted on linen, newspaper sheet 21 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches. Slight discoloration to lower centrefold, overall very good condition. A dynamic map / illustration by Los Angeles Examiner artist Howard Burke covering the area China, Japan, Southern Russia and the northern part of French IndoChina and Siam, showing how the "Aggressors Divide China." Areas under Japanese occupation are shown in red. Informative text labels (including sources of agricultural and raw materials) and small pictographs provide an effective overview of the geopolitical situation, in keeping with the "air-age" geographical imagination of the mid 20th century whose prominent practitioners included Richard Edes Harrison and Los Angeles Times artist Charles Owens. .

$485.00

The Far East. (Newsmap for the Armed Forces  250th Week of the War - 132nd Week of U.S. Participation.
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The Far East. (Newsmap for the Armed Forces 250th Week of the War - 132nd Week of U.S. Participation.

By ASIA - WORLD WAR II)

New York.: Army Information Branch.. Volume III, No. 9BD / 10F.. [06-26- 1944].. Poster, color map on one side, sheet 35 x 46 inches. One inch split at one fold, overall good to very good condition. Color map "The Far East" showing all of Asia and a tiny portion of Western Australia( in the lower right corne)r. On the verso are brief paragraphs on The War Fronts, plus black and white maps: Italy, Liberated Area of France, Karelian Isthmus, and map of the Pacific area, a map showing Saipan and Tinian. The map of Asia is copyright by National Geographic with much detail and in very large size. .

$95.00

Admiral Togo.
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Admiral Togo.

By JAPAN - RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR - NAVY)

Chicago.: Chicago Tribune.. 1905.. Color print, 14 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Short tear at centre of right edge, creasing to lower right corner, good condition. A striking portrait of the Japanese admiral Togo Heihachiro led the Japanese fleet to victory in the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905), a remarkable Japanese victory over a Western power. "Copyright 1905 by American Colortype Co. Chicago." .

$35.00

"Chinese Recipes" and "Chinese Dogs"
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"Chinese Recipes" and "Chinese Dogs"

By MINIATURE BOOKLETS)

Los Angeles.: Quon-Quon Company.. 1942-1944.. Two 16 pp. miniature booklets from a series published by Quon-Quon Company of Los Angeles in the 1940s. "Chinese Recipes" second edition copyright 1942; "Chinese Dogs" (illustrated) copyright 1944. Both paperback books in very good condition. A jaw-dropping gift for someone expecting more. .

$35.00

Directions for Playing "Ma Jong"
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Directions for Playing "Ma Jong"

By CHINA - MA JONG) Wang Shun Tai.

Shanghai.: Wang Shun Tai.. No date. Ca. 1950s.. Pamphlet in English, 9 pp., 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches, paper wraps, decorative color cover. Good clean condition. An engaging item for the collector providing instruction for playing Mah Jong. Cover states "Wang Shun Tai, Hsuanchi Road, Made in China, Shanghai." First page illustrates the playing pieces and formations. An uncommon ephemeral item; instructions in English are at times difficult to follow. Further information on front cover in Chinese. .

$95.00

Tourist Map of Osaka.
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Tourist Map of Osaka.

By JAPAN - OSAKA)

Tokyo.: Japan Tourist Bureau.. No date. Ca. 1948.. Brochure 9 x 4 ¼ inches unfolding to two color maps of Osaka. On one side is the 29 x 24 inch color pictorial map titled Osaka, with text beneath, and on the other is the 27 x 24 inch color pictorial map titled Osaka and Vicinity, also with text beneath. In descriptive text on the brochure reference is made to "before the war" and, in connection with several hotels mentioned, the terms "Allied Troops Only" or "reserved for the Allied Forces," indicating post-WWII "Occupied Japan." Other text references rail travel, suggesting the restoration of infrastructure, supporting a circa 1948 date. .

$165.00

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