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The Jaina path of purification
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The Jaina path of purification

By Jaini, Padmanabh S

USA: University of California Press. Hardcover. 0520034597 xv, 374 pages. Bibliography, glossary and index. Black and white reproductions of photos. "Provides the first comprehensive introduction in the English language to the Jaina experience." - dust jacket. Book clean, bright and unmarked with light wear. Above-average wear to dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A sound copy. . Very Good. 1979. First Edition.

$79.95

Saving China: Canadian Missionaries In The Middle Kingdom 1888-1959
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Saving China: Canadian Missionaries In The Middle Kingdom 1888-1959

By AUSTIN, Alvyn J.

University of Toronto Press. Hardcover. 0802056873 xviii, 395 pages. Footnotes. Index. Black and white reproductions of photos. "In 1888, when the first large party of Canadian missionaries left Toronto for China, a thousand well-wishers escorted them to the train station in a torch-lit, hymn-singing parade. Seventy years later, the last Canadian missionary slipped out of 'Red China' almost unnoticed. An illuminating history of this movement which helped to pave the way for the Chinese revolution of 1949. Reveals much about Canadian religious and cultural imperialism in China, and about the change in church direction from simple evangelistic zeal to active participation in Third World modernization." - dust jacket. Clean and unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight. Dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A quality copy of this fascinating and informative history. . Good. 1986.

$79.95

Rama's Banishment: A Centenary Tribute to the Fiji Indians, 1879-1979. Ed by Vijary Mishra (144P)
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Rama's Banishment: A Centenary Tribute to the Fiji Indians, 1879-1979. Ed by Vijary Mishra (144P)

By Mishra, Vijay

New Zealand: South Asia Books. Hardcover. 0868634077 144 pages. "A collection of essays by Fiji Indian scholars and others who have worked on aspects of Fiji Indian life. The essays cover a variety of fields - history, politics, sociology, linguistics, religion, anthropology, literature, and more - and, as a centenary tribute to Fiji Indians, aims to look afresh at the problems of being a Fiji Indian." - dust jacket. Book clean, bright and unmarked with light wear. Light wear to dust jacket which is sunned at spine and now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. . Very Good. 1979. First Edition.

$199.95

Russian Surnames
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Russian Surnames

By Unbegaun, Boris Ottokar

England: Oxford University Press. Hardcover. 0198156359 "A pioneering work. No similar study exists in any language. Discusses the modern system of Russian surnames in both its morphological and its semantic aspects. Covers not only thousands of purely Russian surnames, but also the whole range of Russianized names of both Slavonic and non-Slavonic origin, i.e. Ukrainian, White Russian, Polish, Western European, Baltic, Finnic, Jewish, Armenian, Georgian, Oriental, etc." - dust jacket. Text in English. 529 pages. Index of surname-endings. Extensive index of surnames. Bibliography. Heavily-worn former library copy with usual markings. Front hinge taped. Dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A worthy reference copy of this exceptional reference. . Fair. 1972. First Edition.

$295.00

Sumatra - It's History and People / The Archaeology and Art of Sumatra
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Sumatra - It's History and People / The Archaeology and Art of Sumatra

By Loeb, Edwin M.; Heine-Geldern, Robert

Vienna / Wien, Austria: Verlag Des Institutes Fur Volkerkunde Der Universitat. Paperback. Please note: binding is paperback. X, 350, [2 ads], 40 [plates] pages. Bibliography. Index. Forty pages of wonderful black and white photographic plates. Fold-out map affixed to back cover. Published as Volume III of "Wiener Beitrage Zur Kulturgeschichte Und Linguistik." Unmarked with somewhat above-average external wear. Binding intact. Irregular sunning to red card covers. A sound vintage copy of this early and excellent view of Sumatra and its people. . Fair. 1935. First Edition.

$295.00

The Battle of Bataan: A History of the 90 Day Siege and Eventual Surrender of 75,000 Filipino and United States Troops to the Japanese in World War
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The Battle of Bataan: A History of the 90 Day Siege and Eventual Surrender of 75,000 Filipino and United States Troops to the Japanese in World War

By Young, Donald J.

USA: McFarland Publishing. Hardcover. 0899507573 381 pages. Footnotes, bibliography, index. Maps. Black and white reproductions of photos. Author's interest in this story began forty years earlier. He searched out everything in print on the subject and in 1980 decided 1980 to write up his own version as he felt there were several voids in the existing and accepted history of the battle. "Based on my research, many of the accepted versions of how, why and when certain things happened during the battle have now been changed, and are revealed for the first time in this book." - Preface. Clean, bright and unmarked with light wear. Binding tight. A nice copy. . Very Good. 1992. First Edition.

$79.95

Thai Minor Arts: Published on the Centennial Anniversary of His Majesty King Rama VII (King Prajadhipok), November 8, 1993
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Thai Minor Arts: Published on the Centennial Anniversary of His Majesty King Rama VII (King Prajadhipok), November 8, 1993

By Education, Thai Ministry of; Prapatthong, Songsri [Editor]

Thailand: Government of Thailand, Ministry of Education. Paperback. 288 pages. Bibliography. Printed upon glossy stock. Generously illustrated with colour and black and white photography. Chapters include: Silverware, Gold Treasures, Nielloware, The Art of Mother-of-Pearl Inlay; Woodcarving in Thai Art; Thai Ceramics; Ivory Carving; Royal Barge Procession. Only 1,500 copies printed. Unmarked with average wear. Binding intact. A sound copy. . Good. 1993. First Edition.

$199.95

Land Below the Wind
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Land Below the Wind

By Keith, Agnes Newton

Boston: Little, Brown & Company. Hardcover. xii, 371 pages. Black and white sketches by the author. Map of North Borneo. Handsome batik decorated cloth-covered boards. Map endpapers. Named the Atlantic Monthly's non-fiction book of the year for 1938. Author and her husband, a conservator of forests, spent four years in Sandakan in Borneo. Some of their adventures are recorded herein. Unmarked with average wear. Narrow opening in binding at title page. Dust jacket not included. A worthy copy. Bonus: includes informative 1970s news clippings about the author . Fair. 1939. Reprint.

$79.95

Escape From Singapore: The War Memoirs of Fred Thurlby and Bill Maxwell with Gerry Beauchamp
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Escape From Singapore: The War Memoirs of Fred Thurlby and Bill Maxwell with Gerry Beauchamp

Canada: Canada's Wings. Paperback. 0920002374 131 pages. Bibliography. Reproductions of black and white photos. Diagrams. Combines the WWII adventures of the three authors as they travel to Singapore only to be chased from place to place by the Japanese before returning for revenge. Small address label inside front cover, otherwise clean and unmarked with light wear. A nice tight copy. [Not in Enser] . Very Good. 1985. First Edition.

$49.95

Canadians in Asia 1945-1985 (Cat. No. V32-43/1985)
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Canadians in Asia 1945-1985 (Cat. No. V32-43/1985)

By Canada, Veteran's Affairs

Ottawa: Minister of Supply and Services Canada. Paperback. 0662540980 Bilingual English/French. 28 pages in each language. Colour map of Hong Kong, 18-25 December 1941, indicates troop movements. Black and white reproductions of archival photos. Printed to mark the 40th anniversary of VJ-Day and recall and honour the contributions of the 10,000 Canadians who fought in Hong Kong and South East Asia, from Ceylon to Burma. Unmarked with moderate wear. A sound copy. . Good. 1985. First Edition.

$69.95

Chinese Cloisonne: The Pierre Uldry Collection
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Chinese Cloisonne: The Pierre Uldry Collection

New York: Bamboo Publishing. Hardcover. 1870076125 144 pages plus approximately 200 pages of sumptuous color and black and white photos, a glossary of decorative motifs on cloisonne, and a bibliography. "For the connoisseur and collector interested in Chinese cloisonne, a comprehensive pictorial documentation including detailed reproductions of all marks, even doubtful or misleading ones, seemed to us more sensible and useful than any other alternative. For this reason captions were kept as brief a spossible, and detailed discussion and assessment of major and key pieces were relegated to the introductory chapters, for which a historial approach was adopted. We have endeavored to propose dates as cautionsly as possible, taking into account our close scrutiny and all available information." - Author's Preface. Light wear to attractive cream cloth-bound boards. Contents clean, bright and unmarked. Moderate wear to dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodaft. A nice copy of this beautiful work. . Very Good. 1989. First English Edition.

$295.00

Shippo: The Art of Enameling in Japan
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Shippo: The Art of Enameling in Japan

By Kuwayama, George

USA: Los Angeles County Museum. Paperback. 0875871364 56 pages. Glossary. Generously illustrated with photos, most in black and white. Catalog for "the first historically comprehensive exhibition of this medium in the West. Presents enameled architectural ornaments, sword fittings, and appliques from the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, when technical mastery was combined with an inspired utilization of the inherent aesthetic features of both enamal and metal. Also included are cloisonne vases and panels from the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, admired for their virtuosic wire work, opulent color, and subtle tonalities." - page 8. Average wear. Unmarked. A sound reference copy. . Good. 1987. First Edition.

$49.95

A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters
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A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters

By Henshall, Kenneth G.

Japan: Charles E. Tuttle Publishing. Hardcover. 0804815321 675 pages. "The first book in English to explain systematically and in detail the true origin of each of the General Use Characters - the 1,945 characters prescribed by the Japanese Ministry of Education for everyday use. Will remove much of the mystique surrounding characters and thus make them more familiar, accessible, and easy to remember for the Western person." - dust jacket. Book clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear to attractive maroon cloth-covered boards. Moderate wear to price-clipped dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A quality copy of this invaluable Kanji reference for students of Nihongo. . Very Good. 1989. Reprint.

$49.95

Itchiku Tsujigahana
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Itchiku Tsujigahana

By Kubota, Itchiku

USA: Itchiku Tsujigahana. Paperback. B000AMFQVG 132 pages. Catalogue for exhibition June 2 - October 29, 1995 (Canada) and November 16, 1995 - April 7, 1996 (USA). Sumptuous colour photography throughout. Printed upon glossy stock. "Mr. Kubota's tsujigahana pattern-dyed textiles are aesthetically stunning and technically impressive. When considered in historical context, they are also satisfying and though-provoking in other ways. The represent, for example, a success story in the preservation and revitalization of tradition. By reviving this technique in modified form, Kubota's contemporary landscape kimonos provide 'connecting threads' to the Muromachi-Momoyama period (A.D. 1333-1615)". - page 9. Bilingual text English/French. Unmarked with moderate wear. Sound binding. A quality copy of this beautiful work. . Good. 1995. First Edition.

$79.95

Five Stars Over China - The Story of Our Return to New China
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Five Stars Over China - The Story of Our Return to New China

By Endicott, Mary Austin

Toronto: Self-Published / Mary Austin Endicott. Paperback. B000X7WK5S 464 pages. Numerous black and white reproductions of interesting photos. After spending twenty-two years as a missionary family in China, the author's family returned there for four months in 1952 to meet old friends and make new ones, including businessmen, government leaders, Christians, peasants, trade unionists, and teachers. - back cover. Above-average but not excessive wear and soiling. Binding intact. Unmarked. A worthy reading copy. . Fair. 1953. First Canadian Edition.

$99.95

Time, the Weekly Newsmagazine : April 8, 1940 Volume XXXV Number 15
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Time, the Weekly Newsmagazine : April 8, 1940 Volume XXXV Number 15

By Luce, Henry R. (editor)

USA: Time Magazine. Single Issue Magazine. B006QCRDVU 88 pages. Features: Cover portrait of "Il Duce" Benito Mussolini, fascist dictator of Italy, 1922-1943; Nice color Nash car ad inside front cover; Color ad for the Packard Super-8 160 car; Nice color one-page ad for The Transcontinental (Air) Line and Western Air, Inc. (TWA); Nazis claim to release secret American diplomatic documents captured in Poland; Max Moskowitz is too tough for thieves at his gas station; Homicide in Breathitt County, Kentucky; Article on Mussolini; Mackenzie Kings Wins - article with photo of King casting ballot; Photo-illustrated article on Japan's Crown Prince Akihito; First anniversary of peace in Spain; Color ad for Campbell's tomato juice; Allied Shipping Blockade in the Orient - article with map; Vintage United Air Lines ad includes photo of stewardess; Nice color one-page ad for Cadillac features a red Sixty Special; Color-photo ad for the Studebaker Commander car; Article on 'Negro Health'; Home-grown composer Roy Harris; Color Pabst Blue Ribbon beer ad illustrated by Bradshaw Crandall; Great stone faces in southern Mexico - Who carried them?; Running photo features photo of Gregory Rice; Photos of Joe Louis knocking out Johnny Paychek; Beautiful White Rock ad features bare-breasted maiden gazing into pond; The Philadelphia Museum of Art; Chatanooga's newspaper publisher George Fort Milton; Nicely illustrated GMC truck ad features semi; Illustrated Ford V-8 truck ad shows man pulling tarp over load; Bob (Robert) Scherer and his Gelatin Products Co. of Detroit; Wilson golf products ad features headshot photos of "Johnny" Revolta, Eleanor Tennant, and Helen Hicks; Nice color ad for the Lincoln Zephyr V-12 inside back cover; Back cover color-photo ad for Camel cigarettes features lovely polo player Peggy McManus of Santa Barbara, California; and more. Complete and unmarked with average wear. A sound copy of this excellent vintage issue. . Good. 1940. First Edition.

$199.95

The Wide World  - The Magazine For Men, October (Oct.) 1914, No. 198, Vol. 33 - My Escape from Kelantan / Across Canada By Motor-Car
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The Wide World - The Magazine For Men, October (Oct.) 1914, No. 198, Vol. 33 - My Escape from Kelantan / Across Canada By Motor-Car

By Rudolf, W.; Sarawak, Ranee of; Sprigle, R.; Wilby, T.; Morphy, E.; Tickell, G.; Birkhead, J.; Glazier, G.; Drevey, P.; al, Et

New York: The International News Company. Single Issue Magazine. B01MDNRW2A Pages 503-598, plus 28 pages of vintage ads. Features: Eight Days On a Capsized Ship - three seamen tough it out upon the overturned hull of the 'Anna Rebecca' in 1906 off Memel (with photos); My Adventures in Sarawak (part I) - Her Highness the Ranee of Sarawak describes her experiences getting to know 'the loveable little people and their language' (with photos); The Girl Who Came to Copperfield, Oregon - Miss Fern Hobbs was sent at the head of a regiment of soldiers to restore order in the lawless town of Copperfield - article with photo of Miss Hobbs; Across Canada by Motor-Car (part II) - Photo-illustrated account of the second half of Mr. Wilby's arduous journey, ending in British Columbia; My Escape from Kelantan - a veteran pioneer of Malaya, W.E. Nash, relates how he took a frail stern-wheel river steamer across the China Sea in the teeth of a monsoon; The Case of "Jack Thompson" - an Englishman in a Bolivian prison; The Haunted Trees - The Malays believe evil spirits take up residence in certain 'hantu' trees; Pieter Erberfeld, Traitor - the story behind this man and a memorial tablet, bearing his skull, in Batavia, Dutch West Indies (Indonesia); The Hermit of Smith's Mountain - a strange character in San Diego County; Man-Eaters - the menace wild animals constitute to dwellers in less-favoured parts of the world; Sport in the Ukraine - with photos; Freshwater Pearl-Fishing - clam-fishing as carried out on the rivers of Illinois - with great photos; Wanted, A Wife - the amusing adventures of Dominick Forese of Butte, Montana; and more. Clean and unmarked with light wear. A quality copy of this wonderful vintage issue. . Very Good. 1914. First Edition.

$299.95

Last and first in Burma (1941-1948)
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Last and first in Burma (1941-1948)

By Collis, Maurice

London: Faber and Faber. Hardcover. B007T39S6S 303 pages. Chronology, Index. Fold-out map. "Describes the end of British rule and the start of Burma's independence. Begins with the horror of the Japanese invasion and the withdrawal of the British forces and government. Continues with the British return and Burma's rejection of their plans to restore the country." - dust jacket. Usual library markings. Binding sound. Dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A worthy reference copy. [Enser p.88] . Fair. 1956. First Edition.

$79.95

National Home Monthly [Magazine], February [Feb.] 1936, Volume XXXVII, Number 2: The Sudbury Basin - Where Nickel is King / Japan's Amazing "War" on World Trade
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National Home Monthly [Magazine], February [Feb.] 1936, Volume XXXVII, Number 2: The Sudbury Basin - Where Nickel is King / Japan's Amazing "War" on World Trade

By Hunt, Ruth; Chard, Esba; Batten, H. Mortimer; Phayre, Ignatius; al, et

Winnipeg: National Home Monthly / Stovel. Single Issue Magazine. 64 pages. Features: Cover illustration of female skier by Jules Erbit; Ad for the Dodge "D2" (four-door) Touring Sedan inside front cover; Editorial discusses King Edward VIII succeeding King George V; Lucky Cumsie Jones (fiction); Everything Went Well Until (fiction); Japan's Amazing "War" on World Trade - fascinating photo-illustrated article discusses Japan's quick development as an exporting nation; The Spongers (fiction); The Fire Brand (fiction); The Kiss (fiction); The Sudbury Basin - Where Nickel is King - photo-illustrated article; Photo-illustrated article on the bobsleigh (bobsled) run at Lucerne-in-Quebec; Nice one-page Plymouth car photo ad; Nice one-page ad for Mutual Life of Canada features photos of sixteen children from across Canada including William Cruikshank of Lacombe, Alberta, Jaques Tremblay of Loretteville, Quebec, and Roma and Jack Porter of Sudbury; Classy colour GM centrefold ad features the "New Chevrolet"; Lysol half-page ad includes photo of the Dionne Quints; Hollywood News; Illustrated ad for Jaffa oranges and grapefruit from Palestine; Classy colour-illustrated ad for the new Ford V-8 for 1936 inside back cover; and more. Above-average external wear, primarily to coverfold. Covers detached by present. Unmarked. A worthy copy of this wonderful vintage issue. . Fair. 1936. First Edition.

$199.95

Karma of the brush: An exhibition of contemporary Chinese and Japanese calligraphy
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Karma of the brush: An exhibition of contemporary Chinese and Japanese calligraphy

By Canadian Craft Museum; Committee, Chinese-Japanese Calligraphy Exhibition

Vancouver, B.C.: Chinese-Japanese Calligraphy Exhibition Committee. Paperback. 0969943601 151 pages. Glossary. Illustrated in colour. Catalogue published on the occasion of an exhibition of Chinese-Japanese calligraphy shown at the Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, April 12 - June 11, 1995. Unmarked with moderate wear. A sound copy. . Good. 1995. First Edition.

$99.95

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