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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.

Narratio persecutionis adversus Christianos excitatae in variis Japoniae regnis ann M.DC.XXVIII, M.DC.XXIX, M.DC.XXX by Ferreira, Christovão

Antverpiae, Ioannem Mevrsivm, 1635 Book. Good. Soft cover. Latin text.; Paperback (in green morocco slipcase with gilt lettering).; 11.5 x 17.5 cm; 0.3 kg; 144 pages.; Hand written title on spine.; Used with signs of wear, namely signs of a previous bookp...

From Jorge Welsh Books



First Edition STATED December 1946 Intro by Ray, Sibnarayan This edition is now long out of print and hard to find.1946 SIBNARAYAN RAY published these essays in bengali under the title SAHITYAGHNTA and immediately became the most controversial figure i...

From Pontaccio


Book of Rites or LiJi; Raiki, 禮記 by Unknown

1846 Japanese Woodblock Book of Rites Chinese Rituals Confucius Classics Li Zhou "Of all things to which the people owe their lives the rites are the most important…" -Confucius A 19th century Sino-Japanese woodblock printing of the Book of Rites from...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books



Akisato Ritō's Miyako meisho zue (都 名所 圖會; An Illustrated Guide to the Capital) by RITO, Akizato

1786 KYOTO Travel Guide Scenic Picture Edo JAPAN Japanese Illustrated Woodblock An exceedingly rare, 18th century set of woodblock prints of scenic tourist areas in Edo during the mid to late Edo period bound in the "fukurotoji (variously translated as "b...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


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...

From Classic Books and Ephemera


History of China and its inhabitants. [Harper’s Family Library. No. LXXXI] by DAVIS, John Francis

1836 History of CHINA Asia Confucius Buddhist MAGIC OCCULT Alchemy Ghosts John Francis Davis was a 19th-century British politician who became the governor of Hong Kong during his diplomatic journeys to China. He published a broad but extensive history of...

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


An Outline History of China - Signed Two Volume Set, 1st Edition by Gowen, Herbert H

Boston: Sherman, French & Company, 1913. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket As Issued. 8" x 5.25" x 1. TWO VOLUME SET - 1st Edition - 1913: Both books have very good condition, tight binding, solid cloth boards, ...

From Book Quest


Butsuzou Zui (Illustrated Compendium of Buddhist Images) by Hidenibu Tosa

1690 1ed Japanese Woodblock Illustrated Buddhism Buddha Amida Butsuzou Zui A rare, 17th-century handwritten Japanese woodblock book 'Butsuzō-zui' 仏像図彙, or 'Illustrated Compendium of Buddhist Images,' was first published in 1690 (Genroku 元禄 3...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


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...

From Revue & Revalued Books


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' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA


History of India Volumes 1-9 by Jackson, A.V. Williams, Editor

London: Grolier Society, 1906. 3/4 leather with marbled boards. Illustrated with color plates and b & w engravings. Pages are very clean and crisp. Spine leather is chipped and somewhat brittle. One board is loosening, 2 are detached, but still pr...

From Popeks Books, IOBA


A Residence of Eight Years in Persia Among the Nestorian Christians with Notices of the Muhammedans by Perkins, Justin (1805-1869)

Andover: Allen, Morrill & Wardwell, 1843. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Justin Perkins was an American Presbyterian missionary and linguist. He was the first citizen of the United States to reside in Iran, and he became known for his work a...

From Blind Horse Books [ABAA - FABA]



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