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Many of our Biblio booksellers offer rare Asian history books. Asian history is a popular topic, and many of the antique Asian history books include unique and beautiful illustrations and maps. Any antiquarian books collection should embrace rare Asian history books. Search this page for many examples of rare and valuable books that specialize in Asian history.

The history of the British Empire in India (Six Volume Set) by Thornton, Edward

Wm. H. Allen & Co. London. 1841-45. First editions. Six volumes. Octavo. xvi, 574pp + publisher's catalogue; xvi, 576pp + publisher's catalogue; viii,575pp + publisher's catalogue; xi, 734pp + publisher's catalogue; xi, 586pp, 6 coloured folding maps; x, …

From Paul Haynes Rare Books



Vietnam, Thailand, and elsewhere in Asia as well as the United States, Europe, and the Middle East ca. 1964-1974: Compiled by Jacob Harris, an American who served as a Senior Police Advisor in Vietnam and Thailand during the Vietnam War, 1964 - 1974, 1964…



The Chinese Dragon by L Newton Hayes

Original 1922 Very Good First se story of the Dragon in roads folklore and roof Pagodas Printed and published in Shanghai pre-World War II China Referenced in John Michell View over Atlantis here in original edition, See our scans.…

From Three Geese In Flight Celtic Books


Regni Chinensis descriptio ex varijs authoribus. by TRIGAULT, Nicolas

1639 1st Elzevier ed CHINA History Jesuit Trigault Geography Great Wall ASIA Nicolas Trigault was an early 17th-century Jesuit missionary to China who made significant contributions to the development of Romanization of the Chinese languages. While living…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Vernacular Translation of the Military Tale of the Han and Chu. Tsūzoku kanso gundan, 通俗漢楚軍談. つうぞくかんそぐんだん。 by Unknown

1696 Japanese Woodblock Chinese History Tsuzoku kanso gundan Qing Han War CHINA A 17th century Sino-Japanese woodblock print history of the Chu-Han Contention between the Qing and Han Dynasty bound in the fukurotoji style. The Tsuzoku kanso gundan is the …

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


The Chinese Woodcut: A New Art for the 400 Million by Smedley, Agnes

New York, Touchstone Press with the cooperation of the Tribune Subway Gallery, 1948. Soft portfolio. 9 x 12 inches. Very Good. Nine of the original loose eleven black and white plates (plus cover art) in slightly worn portfolio. Contents clean, slightly t…

From Village Lights Bookstore


China in Sign and Symbol. With Decorations by Kent Crane. First edition in Jacket, chemise and slipcase by Louise Crane & Kent Crane

A beautiful copy preserved in the more desirable art deco jacket. Housed in custom chemise and green quarter morocco slipcase. Photographs of Peking storefronts by J.D. Zumbrun; color lithographs of shop signs by Kent Crane. Deckled edges.; 4to; xx, 2…

From William Chrisant & Sons' Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA


Taekwon-Do by choi hong hi

Daeha, n. English. Good. Good condition, spot on inside flap of dj…

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The History of the Indian Mutiny: Giving a Detailed Account of the Sepoy Insurrection in India; and a Concise History of the Great Military Events which have tended to Consolidate British Empire in Hindostan; by Charles Ball [2 volumes] by Ball, Charles

London and New York: London Printing and Publishing Co, 1858. Hardcover. Very Good +. "Illustrated with Battle Scenes, Views of Places, Portraits and Maps, Beautifully Engraved on Steel." 2 volumes: [8], 2, vii, [1], 647, [1] p.; [4], viii, 6…

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East Wind West Wind by Pearl S. Buck

Brown hardcover, no dj. Foredge looks like it was nawed on by a mouse, almost half way up. Spine is bent. Near Fine inside except pages are discolored from the acid in the paper. Main portion of Cover is VG. Wear along front edge of spine at bottom. Ti…

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The Chater Collection. Pictures relating to China, Hong Kong, Macao, 1655-1860; with Historical and Descriptive Letterpress. by ORANGE, JAMES

London.: Butterworth.. Number 77 of a limited edition of 750 copies.. 1924.. Maps including colour folding plan of City of Victoria, 18 colour plates, many in black and white, 528pp, bibliography, index, bright top edge gilt. Fore edge lightly browned, fr…

From Asia Bookroom


The Megha Duta, or Cloud Messenger, a poem, in the Sanscrit language. by Kālidāsa (c. 4th–5th century CE); Horace Hayman Wilson (1786-1860, trans.)

Wilson's first published Sanskrit translation, the first publication of the Meghadūta in the West Kālidāsa (c. 4th–5th century CE); Horace Hayman Wilson (1786-1860, trans.). The Megha Duta, or Cloud Messenger, a poem, in the Sanscrit language. C…



Le Temple D'Angkor Vat (Memoires Archeologiques / Publies Par L'Ecole Francaise D'Ex) by Louis Finot

Bangkok: SDI Publications, 1995. 3 Vols. Beautifully published reprint edition limited to 999 copies. Originally published: Paris : Les Éditions G. Van Oest, 1929-1932. Folio. in slipcase. French text. prof. illus. vol. 1. L'architecture du monument / i…

From Glocal Matters


Vietnam by Stanley Karnow

This book is in good condition. There is a lot of wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. There is also a substantial amount of staining on the cover boards. The pages are yellowed and tanned. There are also markings throughout the b…

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The Ameer Namah. A Persian Work Compiled by Moonshee Ameer Ali Khan Bahadoor, with an Abstract Translation in English. by Moonshee Ameer Ali Khan Bahadoor (Ameer alli Khan Bahadur)

Brown cloth with blindstamped decorations to covers and gilt particulars to spine, which has been professionally rebacked. Light foxing throughout. Inscribed to "[Judge Elphinstone] Jackson with the author's best compliments-" at rear of book. Jackson …

From William Chrisant & Sons' Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA


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