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London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. 1957. Fourth Printing. Hardcover. pp (viii), 398 + plates. Index. VG+ jacketless copy.; Broadway Travellers; Octavo .
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THE JAPANESE: a major exploration of modern Japan

by TASKER, Peter

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1988
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First US printing
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New York: Dutton. 1988. First US printing. Hardcover. pp (8), 312 + plates. Index. Cloth & boards. Fine in fine jacket. ; Octavo .
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London: Ashgate, for The Hakluyt Society. 2010. First Edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth. pp lxxxii, 315. Index. 12 maps and 9 figures. Errata sheet tipped in at p lxx. Series III, Volume 22. Fine in fine jacket. Survey of the east coast of Asia. 1.5 kg parcel; Tall octavo .
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London: Murray. 1907. Hardcover. Second printing of the Popular Edition (first was Murray, 2 volumes, 1880). pp xxiv, 336; 40 illustrations, index. Full polished calf prize binding of Norwich School, with gilt-tooled arms on the covers, spine with raised bands, label, elaborate gilt decoration, marbled endpapers and page edges. Foxing to early and late leaves, minor… Read more
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LA CHINE: l’empire au milliard de sujets. Tome I [all published]

by REICHER-SGRADI, R. (Reuben)

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1967
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First Dutch Edition
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No place (Paris): Jérôme Martineau. 1967. First Dutch Edition. Hardcover. pp [2], (408). Double page map at rear. Rebound in full crimson morocco, spine with raised bands and gilt lettering, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, bound- in ribbon marker. A fine copy. No further volumes were published. ; Octavo .
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A DIPLOMAT IN JAPAN

by SATOW, Ernest, Sir

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2006
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Berkeley, CA: Stone Bridge Press. 2006. Trade Paperback. pp (6), 472. Illustrations, glossary, index. Ink owner name at front, else fine. Originally published London, 1921. "The inner history of the criticial years in the evolution of Japan when the ports were opened and the monarchy restored, recorded by a diplomatist who took and active part … Read more
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GREAT BRITAIN AND THE TAIPINGS

by GREGORY, J.S.

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Published
1969
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First US issue
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New York: Praeger. 1969. First US issue. Hardcover. Blue cloth. pp 271, notes, bibliography, index. Ink name at front else fine in fine jacket. British policy and the Taiping Rebellion in China, 1840-64. ; Octavo .
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Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Central Asia

by Meyer, Karl E. ; Shareen Blair Brysac

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1999
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9781582431062
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Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint. 1999. Softcover. 158243106x . Card covers, pp 646 + plates; map at front, index. Ink name at front, outer margins of covers curled, else fine. 1.5 kg parcel; Octavo .
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THE GREAT PLATEAU: being an account of exploration in central Tibet, 1903, and of the Gartok Expedition, 1904-1905

by RAWLING, C.G., Captain (Cecil Godfrey Rawling, 1870-1917)

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1905
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First printing
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London: Edward Arnold. 1905. First printing. Hardcover. Blue pictorial cloth stamped in gilt. pp xii, 324, 16 (Dec. 1905 catalogue) + frontispiece with tissue guard and 31 other plates containing 56 photos. Spine very lightly darkened; ink private owner name and armorial bookplate at front; page edges yellowed, else a fine, bright & tight copy. >>>… Read more
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ASIAN LANDSCAPES

by TANAKA, Hiroshi

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Published
1977
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(Lethbridge, Alberta): (University of Lethbridge, 1977). 1977. First printing. Softcover. Oblong octavo, card covers. pp 65. map, 30 sepia illustrations with text. Fine copy. Author's sketches made on his Asian travels over the previous 12 years. He was with the Dept. of Geology in the University of Lethrbridge. Signed by the author, May, 1977.; Signed by Author… Read more
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RED PEAK: a personal account of the British-Soviet Pamir Expedition 1962

by SLESSER, Malcolm

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1964
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London: Hodder & Stoughton. 1964. First printing. Hardcover. Blue cloth, endpaper maps. pp 256 + plates. Index. Fine in price-clipped jacket. The expedition conquered the 24,590 ft Peak of Communism, highest mountain in the USSR, in the mountains north of Afghanistan and Pakistan. .
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New York: Knopf. 1958. Hardcover. Third printing. Peach and olive cloth. pp xvi, 504, xi, index Ink owner name at front, light sunning to spine and pink top page edges, near fine otherwise. Dust jacket has short tears, rubbing, small chips, spine sunning; good. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required. .
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Paris: Adrien le Clere. 1853. Hardcover. Second edition. Two volumes, 12mo. pp 440; (iv), 318. Folding map at front of volume I. Half titles present. Bound in contemporary (publishers?) full marbled sheep, spines with two red labels and gilt decoration, marbled page edges, marbled endpapers. Shallow chips at spine ends; some rubbing and a bit of… Read more
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Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, c1962. Trade Paperback. 180 pp, bibliography, index. Ink call numbers to upper inner corner of front cover but no other library marks; ink owner names in top margin of first page; VG clean, tight and unworn otherwise, no text marks. The hardcover edition was in 1962, this paperback edition is later (1967?). … Read more
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The Meiji Restoration

by Beasley, W.G.St

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Published
1972
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First Edition
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9780804708159
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Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. 0804708150 . Brown cloth. pp (xiv), 513. Map at front, notes, annotated bibliography, index. Ink owner name at front, else fine. Jacket has minor use, VG. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required. .
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WASTE-BASKET SURGERY

by SEAGRAVE, Gordon S., 1897-1965

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1931
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Philadelphia: Judson Press. 1931. Hardcover. Second printing (first was in 1930). Octavo, red cloth. pp (14), 174, [4] + 8 plates. Ink ownership inscription at front; book has a musty odour (no damp stains, will dissipate in time), else fine. Light blue jacket has a few nicks and two short tears, VG+ otherwise. Dr. Seagrave's account of… Read more
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London: Chatto & Windus. 1951. Hardcover. Revised and reprinted. First published in two separate volumes in 1940 and 1938. First one volume, revised, was in 1945. Octavo, blue cloth. pp (2), 445 + frontispiece portait and numerous other plates and folding map at rear. Index. Spine and spine lettering faded, a good, clean, tight and unworn… Read more
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London (Madras): John Murray (Higginbotham & Co.). 1891. Hardcover. 4th and best edition, Indian issue, with the Higginbotham spine imprint. Octavo, original brown cloth, sides ruled in blind, spine lettered and illustrated in gilt, green marbled endpapers. pp (xxviii), (604) + frontispiece. Index. Yellowing to page edges; small spot on front cover neatly touched up; scattered… Read more
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ETHNOGRAPHIC NOTES IN SOUTHERN INDIA. With 40 plates

by THURSTON, Edgar

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Published
1906
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First printing
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Madras: The Superintendent, Government Press. 1906. First printing. Hardcover. Thick octavo, original grey pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and black. pp viii, 580 + frontispiece with tissue guard and 39 other plates (collated complete). Index. Page edges yellowed; 1919 ink name at front; very light cover soiling; endpaper yellowing; scattered foxing in text; frequent pencil marks… Read more
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THE RELIEF OF CHITRAL

by YOUNGHUSBAND, G.J., Captain, and Frank K. Younghusband, Captain

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1896
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London: Macmillan. 1896. Hardcover. Fourth printing (first was in 1895). Octavo, maroon cloth gilt. pp (viii), 183, [1], (20, ads) + frontispiece with tissue guard, colour map, 2 colour folding plans, and 20 other plates. Book a little leaned; spine has mild wear at ends; light spots to covers; foxing to tissue guard and title page;… Read more
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