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The Rebel Emperor.
London: Victor Gollancz, 1958. First edition. With a presentation inscription from the author.
Cloth, 356pp. Fine in d/w.
"The fabulous story of the Heavenly King, who, in zeal for Christ, his 'Elder Brother' dominated China for years, until he was at last put down by the imperialist troops, with the aid of Charles George 'Chinese' Gordon."

$125     Book Number: 25721         Order / Enquire

Prospective Missions In China.
Boston: Massachusetts Sabbath School Society, 1833. First edition.
12mo., cont. leather spine, marble boards, 126pp. Some foxing o/w a nice copy.

$150     Book Number: 11302         Order / Enquire

Voyages Through The Northern Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean and Chinese Sea.
Dublin: Printed by Bentham and Hardy, 1825. Later printing.
12mo., full contemporary calf, 178pp. Names and writing on front and rear e/papers and pastedowns, binding chipped and worn, a good copy.

$200     Book Number: 28114         Order / Enquire

AYSCOUGH, Florence.
A Chinese Mirror. Being Reflections of the Reality Behind Appearance. With Drawings by Lucille Douglass.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, London: Jonathan Cape, (1925). First U.S. edition. (printed in Great Britain). Signed by the author and illustrator.
Tall 8vo., plain cloth spine with patterned cloth boards, 464pp. Some rubbing along lower edges of boards but o/w a near fine copy.
An interesting work with chapters on "The Grass Hut By the Yellow Reach," "The Literary Background of the Great River," "The Chinese Idea of a Garden," "Symbolism of the Purple Forbidden City," "T'ai Shan: The Great Mountain," "Cult of the Spiritual Magistrates of City Walls and City Moats" " Synopsis of Chinese History from the Legendary Times to the Founding of the Republic" and "A Biographical Index."

$500     Book Number: 11342         Order / Enquire

BACKHOUSE, E. and J.O.P. Bland.
Annals & Memoirs of the Court of Peking. (From the 16th to the 20th Century).
London: William Heinemann, (1914). First edition.
Sm.4to., orig. rust cloth, x, 531pp. Name o/w a fine copy.

$400     Book Number: 29381         Order / Enquire

BALL, J. Dyer.
The Chinese At Home Or The Man of Tong and His Land.
New York: Fleming H. Revell, 1912. First U.S. edition.
Tall 8vo., orig. blue cloth, xii, (370)pp. Touch of rubbing to spine ends but o/w a fine copy.
A contemporary account which provides details about the history and customs of the Chinese. Includes chapters on law and order; the Madarian; language; drugs; medicine; cuisine; etc. The account reflects the expected prejudices of the turn of the century missionary.

$225     Book Number: 11338         Order / Enquire

BALL, J. Dyer.
Things Chinese Or Notes Connected With China.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1904. Fourth edition, Revised and Enlarged.
Tall 8vo., orig. pictorial yellow cloth, xii, 816pp. Cloth has a some stains on the upper cover, (like splatter marks) spine discolored but this is still certainly a very good copy.
This work is arranged alphabetically, providing a reference work on "everything Chinese."

$225     Book Number: 11339         Order / Enquire

BECKINGHAM, C.F. and G. W. B. Huntingford.( editors).
Some Records Of Ethiopia 1593-1646 Being Extracts from the History of High Ethiopia Or Abassia By Manoel De Almeida Together With Bahrey's History of the Galla. Translated and Edited by...
London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1954. Second Series, Vol. CVII.
Tall 8vo., orig. blue cloth with a pictorial decoration in gilt on the upper board, xcvi, 267pp. Slight rubbing to spine o/w fine.

$125     Book Number: 33451         Order / Enquire

Cathay A Journey In Search of Old China. Introduction by Jan Morris.
New York: Prentice Hall, (1991). First edition.
Cloth backed boards, xxvi, 304pp. Small dot on lower fore edge o/w fine in d/w.
Travels in China by an American who had lived in Peking.

$50     Book Number: 11093         Order / Enquire

BOXER, C.R. (editor).
South China In The Sixteenth Century. Being the narratives of Galeote Pereira, Fr. Gaspar Da Cruz, Fr. Martin De Rada, (1550-1575).
London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1953. Second Series, Vol. CVI.
Tall 8vo., orig. blue cloth with a pictorial decoration in gilt on the upper board, xci, 398pp. Slight rubbing to spine ends o/w near fine.

$200     Book Number: 33450         Order / Enquire

BRINKLY, F. (etal).
Oriental Series.
Boston & Tokyo: J. B. Millet Company, (1901-1910). In twelve volumes. "Ambassador's Edition" limited to 750 copies.
Tall 8vo., orig. publishers flexible leather, gilt stamping on the spine, various paginations. A touch of rubbing to the tops of some spines but in fact a fine set.
This set is comprised of Brinkley's "Japan Its History, Arts and Literature," "China Its History, Arts and Literature," Mrs. Campbell Dauncey "The Philippines," R. Talbot Kelly's "Burma," and Angus Hamilton "Afghanistan."

$800     Book Number: 28479         Order / Enquire

Strong Man's Prey.
London: China Inland Mission, 1953. First edition.
Cloth, 256pp.
Fine in d/w.
The author was a missionary in Nosuland, a tribal area in Yunnan province.

$50     Book Number: 12216         Order / Enquire

BROWN, Arthur.
The Chinese Revolution.
New York: Student Volunteer Movement, (1912).
Cloth, 217pp. Underlining in pencil o/w a very good copy.

$60     Book Number: 8398         Order / Enquire

John Kenneth Mackenzie, Medical Missionary to China.
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1891. Second edition.
8vo., orig. blue cloth with a small pictorial gilt decoration on the upper cover, (xvi), 404, (4) Inner front hinge cracked, name o/w a fine copy.
An account of Mackenzies medical mission first in central China and later on the banks of the Pei-ho, containing much information on local customs.

$150     Book Number: 20781         Order / Enquire

BURTON, Margaret E.
Women Workers Of The Orient.
West Medford, MA: The Central Committee on the United Study of Missions, (1918). Orig. printed wrappers,
240pp. Very good.
Covers India, China and Japan.

$50     Book Number: 12164         Order / Enquire

River Road to China. The Mekong River Expedition 1866-1873.
London: George Allen & Unwin, (1975). First edition.
Cloth, 249pp. Near fine in d/w with chips at spine ends.
Search for the source of the Mekong river; an expedition up the Mekong into China to seek a trade route.

$65     Book Number: 9787         Order / Enquire

COOPER, Elizabeth.
My Lady of the Chinses Courtyard. Being a Sequel To "The Love Letters of a Chinese Lady."
Edinburgh: T.H. Foulis, (1926). Reprint.
Sm. 4to., orig. yellow cloth pictorially dec. in black, 127pp. Rubber stamp o/w near fine.

$50     Book Number: 6472         Order / Enquire

COOPER, Elizabeth.
The Love Letters Of A Chinese Lady.
Edinburgh: T.N. Foulis, (1919). First edition.
Sm.4to., orig. yellow cloth pictorially decorated in black, (78)pp. Rubber stamp, cloth a bit soiled o/w a fine copy.

$75     Book Number: 6471         Order / Enquire

COTTRELL, Leonard.
Tiger of Ch'in: How China Became a Nation.
London: Evans Brothers, 1962. First English edition.
Cloth, 224pp. Near fine in a d/w with light wear to spine ends.
A nice copy of this account of China's history by a good writier, best known for his books on Middle Eastern and Mediterranean history and archaeology.

$45     Book Number: 8380         Order / Enquire

Yellow Creek The Story of Shanghai.
London: Putnam, (1962). First edition.
Cloth, 205pp. Fine in a near fine d/w.
"Brigadir Davidson-Houston descries the life of Shanghai in the great days of trade, and tells how British, American, German, Portuguese, French and many others worked to bring prosperity to the port. Yellow Creek presents for the first time the history of one of the world's most intriguing cities."

$150     Book Number: 11726         Order / Enquire

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