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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 Edicts Of Asoka by Asoka; Edited And Translated By N. A. Nikam And Richard Mckeon

Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 1959. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good +/Very Good +. Xvii, 69 Pp. Green Cloth, Stamped In Black. Lightly Ued Book In Lightly Worn Dj Priced $1.75 1/8" Square Chip At Top Of Front Spine Edge. In...

From Arroyo Seco 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


CENSUS OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS: 1903 by Sanger, J. P. Gen. (Director)

Washington, D. C,: United States Bureau of the Census. Very Good+. 1905. Second Edition. Hardcover. Complete in four volumes. Second Edition June 1, 1905. Clean tan cloth embellished with silver titles and front cover emblem. Texts tight, clean & in...

From Nick Bikoff, Bookseller


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


China: A general description of that Empire and its inhabitants; with the history of foreign intercourse down to the events which produced the dissolution of 1857. A new edition, revised and enlarged. by Davis, Sir John Francis

2 volumes. John Murray. London. 1857. Octavo. xx, 480pp.; vii, (1), 428pp. Text illus. Full contemporary calf, elaborately gilded to spine, in six compartments, leather labels in red and olive with gilt lettering. Double gilt border rules to boards, with ...

From Paul Haynes Rare Books


AJANTA FRESCOES, being reproductions in colour and monochrome of frescoes in some of the caves at Ajanta after copies taken in the years 1909-1911 -- FIRST EDITION by Lady Herringham

London: Humphrey Milford (Oxford University Press), 1915. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. FIRST PRINTING of the RARE First Edition -- "limited to 600 copies, of which 350 on...



HISTOIRE DE LA MISSION DE PEKIN (VOLUME 1 ONLY) Depuis Les Origines Jusqu'a L'Arrivee Des Lazaristes by Thomas, A. ; Planchet

Paris: Louis-Michaud. Very Good. 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Volume #1 only. History of a Mission in Beijing. Clean blue cloth has gilt title on spine. Text tight, clean & intact. Original soft cover volume is bound in hard cover. Page edges are...

From Nick Bikoff, Bookseller


Frivolous Peeps at India by Kelly, Ethel

Melbourne, Australia: George Robertson and Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Edges rubbed, gift inscription dated "India . Xmas 1912" on front free endpaper, some light foxing.. 1911. First Printing. Hardcover. Blue cloth. Black and white ...

From Old Saratoga Books


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


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 ...

From Paul Foster 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)

Calcutta: Muzhurool-Ajauyeb Press. Very Good. 1870. First Edition; First Printing. Brown cloth with blindstamped decorations to covers and gilt particulars to spine, which has been professionally rebacked. Light foxing throughout. Inscribed to "[Ju...

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


HEIRS TO THE SILK ROAD UZBEKISTAN by Kalter, Johannes & Margareta Pavaloi

London: Thames and Hudson. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1997. First US Edition. Hardcover. 0500974519 . Clean yellow cloth with red title on spine. Text tight, clean & intact. Profusely illustrated with 712 photographs, 437 in color. Intact ...

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 ...

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