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Alchemy and Other Chemical Achievements of the Ancient Orient: The Civilization of Japan and China in Early Times as Seen from the Chemical Point of View. by Dr. Masumi Chikashige

Tokyo: Rokkakuho Uchida, 1936. "With the Compliments of the Author" slip tipped in at 2nd front end page, and publisher's post card in Japanese laid in, and SCARCE THUS with both. Near Fine, lacking the slipcase, cloth a bit wrinkled at spin...

From Dale Steffey Books


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' 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


MEMOIR OF JOHN ADAM Late Missionary at Calcutta by John Adam

London: J. Cross, 1833. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. A monument erected at St. Johns Church, Calcutta reads, "To the memory of JOHN ADAM, eldest son of the right honorable, William Adam, Lord Chief Commissioner of the jury court in Scotlan...

From Bibliodditiques


Mikuni Ehon Zenkoji by Unknown

1700 Japanese Illustrated Woodblock Zenkoji Temple Buddhism Lotus Sutra JAPAN A rare, 18th century set of woodblock prints by Tachiban Morikuni (1679-1748) of Zenkoji Temple bound in the "fukurotoji (variously translated as "bound-pocket," or "pouch" bind...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


The Government of India by Malcolm, Major-Gen Sir John

London: John Murray,, 1833. This book is a binding copy as the front board is present but detached and the spine cover is missing. The contents are nice and clean. Page 2 of the appendix has a margin tear. Contains 282 pages plus 258 pages of appendix....

From G W Jackson


Archie Moore The Ole Mongoose by Douroux, Marilyn G


From Cinemage Books


CENTRAL ASIA AND TIBET Towards the Holy City of Lassa (volumes 1 & 2) by Hedin, Sven

New York: Charles Scribners Sons. Very Good. 1903. First American Edition. Hardcover. TIBET . Clean maroon cloth, gilt decorations and titles. Top edge gilt. Hinges & Interior of text are tight, clean and intact . Deckle page edges. [xvii (2) : 608p...

From Nick Bikoff, Bookseller


和漢音釋書言字考節用集 / Wakan onshaku shogenjikō setsuyōshū. by Unknown

1766 Japanese Chinese Dictionary Wakan Onshake Shogenjiko Setsuyoshu JAPAN A rare, 18th century woodblock print dictionary bound in the "fukurotoji (variously translated as "bound-pocket," or "pouch" binding)" style (Keio). Setsuyoshu was a true Japanese ...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Seiho Junishi Jo (An Album of the Twelve Zodiacal Signs by Seiho) by Seiho, Takeuchi

Kyoto: Geisodo Yamada Naosaburo, 1911. Seiho, Takeuchi. Small folio. Folding album consisting of twelve ink wash and color prints on thirteen sheets, each bearing Seiho's chop mark. One of the key figures of modern Japanese painting, Seiho (1864 - 1942) ...

From Bromer Booksellers


LIFE OF THE AMIR DOST MOHAMMED KHAN OF KABUL. With his Political Proceedings towards the English, Russian, and Persian Governments, including the Victory and Disasters of the British Army in Afghanistan by LAL. MOHAN

Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. London. 1846. FIRST EDITION. 2 VOLUMES. 8vo. (9.1 x 6 inches). 19 lithographic portraits, printed on India paper and mounted. Publisher's forest green fine combed cloth, title gilt to spines, blind panelling and centr...

From Paul Foster Books


India Tracts by John Zephaniah Holwell, Esq. and Friends

London: T Becket , 1774 A fair copy of the 3rd edition of this scarce work, in contemporary binding with folding frontispiece. Holwell (1711-1798) was an employee of the East India Company and a surgeon. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1767 and...

From E C Books


THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA. Author signed. by MALCOLM, Major-Gen. Sir John.:

London, John Murray, 1833.. FIRST EDITION 1833, SIGNED AT TOP OF TITLE PAGE: "From the Author". 8vo, approximately 220 x 135 mm, 8¾ x 5¼ inches, pages: [6], 1-282, followed by 1-252 pages of Appendix, bound in full polished calf, double ruled gilt b...

From Roger Middleton


Portfolio Chinensis: or a Collection of Authentic Chinese State Papers Illustrative of the History of the Present Position of Affairs in China. With a Translation, Notes and Introduction. by J. Lewis Shuck

Half morocco. Woodblock Chinese texts above English translation with exception of Appendix printed in July 1840 for which woodblocks could not be cut in time & where the Chinese characters were printed with the East India Company's movable Chinese type...

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


In Search of Old Peking by L. C. Arlington, William Lewisohn

Henri Vetch, Peking, 1935. Burgandy cloth Gilt lettering to spine. First Edition. xii, 382pp, photos, sketches, maps including map of Peking in rear pocket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.Condition: In excellent condition, no jacket, prior owner's name...

From Phantom Tollbooth


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