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A HISTORY OF CHINESE CIVILISATION (2 VOLUMES)
Written by Jacques Gernet.
Stock no. 2128816
Published by Folio Society. 4th 2004. Fine condition.
2 volume set. Brown covers with gilt title to spine. Colour and b/w plates. Pictorial slip case is better than very good - a few light scuff marks.
IMNPERIAL CHINESE ROBES FROM THE FORBIDDEN CITY
Written by Ming Wilson.
Stock no. 2128555
Published by V&A Publications. 1st 2010. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Black boards, gilt title to spine. Colour photos. ISBN: 9781851776207. A few small nicks to edges of wrapper.
AN EMBASSY TO CHINA
Written by Lord Macartney; J.L. Cranmer-Byng. Illustrated by William Alexander.
Stock no. 2128368
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2004. Fine condition.
Being the journal kept by Lord Macartney during his Embassy to the Emperor Ch'ien-lung 1793-1794. Cloth spine with gilt title. Green paper boards with white dragon and lion repeating pattern. Light blue endpapers are maps. Colour illustrations. Pictorial slip case in better than very good condition - some light wear.
SNUFF BOTTLES OF CHINA
Written by Hugh M. Moss.
Stock no. 1816532
Published by Bibelot Publishers Limited. 1st 1971. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
The Chinese, with their long and carefully preserved fingernails, were unable to take a pinch of snuff in the European manner; and so they devised the snuff bottle, with its tightly stoppered narrow neck and attached small spoon. A fascinating book to the expert or the amateur. Large format. Brown cloth boards, gilt titles. Beige dragon decorated endpapers. Colour photos. ISBN: 0900449004. A few marks to pictorial dustwrapper.
GLUE AND LACQUER FOUR CAUTIONARY TALES
Written by Harold Acton; Lee Yi-Hsieh; Arthur Waley. Illustrated by Eric Gill; Denis Tegetmeier.
Stock no. 2126393
Published by The Golden Cockerel Press. 1st 1941. Very good condition.
Translated from the Chinese by Acton & Yi-Hsieh. With Illustrations from Drawings by Gill, interpreted on copper by Tegetmeier. Limited edition to 350 copies. Printed on mould-made paper and bound in 1/4 morocco. Yellow cloth covers, with gilt title. Preface by Waley. This is Copy No. 72. Leather spine is faded, with wear to edges; couple of tiny chips to base. A few small bumps along cover edges and to corners. Foxing, mostly to endpapers, outer page edges and some to page margins. All engravings are present.
THE WHITE COW AND OTHER CHINESE FAIRY TALES
Written by Francis Rose. Illustrated by Francis Rose.
Stock no. 1316942
Published by Lutterworth Press. 1st 1945. Very good condition.
Pale blue cloth with purple title and vignette to front. Colour and b/w illustrations. 62 pages. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Endpapers lightly browned.
THE LITTLE PEACOCK'S GIFT
Written by Cherry Denman.
Stock no. 1406546
Published by Blackie; Peter Bedrick Books. 1st 1987. Almost very good condition.
The smallest and most ordinary peacock in the forest wins the treasured gift of magic powers. Glazed pictorial boards. Pictorial endpapers. Colour illustrations. 10.5 x 8". ISBN: 021692104X. Spine and corners bumped. Original price label to bottom of rear board. Light blue mark to edge of text block. A little foxing. Tiny pieces torn of the top of the last couple of pages. Light coloured pencil marks to the margin of one page. Pencil annotations to some pages.
CHINESE AIRCRAFT: CHINA'S AVIATION INDUSTRY SINCE 1951
Written by Yefim Gordon; Dmitriy Komissarov.
Stock no. 1813080
Published by Hikoki Publications. 1st 2008. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
A unique description of China's indigenous aircraft from fighters, bombers, special mission and strike aircraft to trainers, light utility, helicopters, UAV's, airliners and transports. Large format. Black boards, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w photos, b/w drawings. 312 pages including index. ISBN: 9781902109046. Board edges lightly rubbed, contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed.
BADAIN JARAN: THE FORGOTTEN DESERT: DIE VERGESSENE WUSTE
Written by Catherine Hug; Bill Kouwenhoven. Illustrated by Luis Fresnocarlos Crespo.
Stock no. 1811246
Published by Scheidegger & Spiess. 1st 2013. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
A photographic account of the Badain Jaran Desert in China. Dual language: English and German. Large format. Black paper boards, black title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 9783858813824. Fingermarks to black free front endpaper. Else a fine copy in a like dustwrapper.
THE BIRDS OF CHINA
Written by Rodolphe Meyer De Schauensee.
Stock no. 1811121
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1984. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
An indispensable reference to the avifauna of China. Blue cloth boards, silver title to spine. Maps to endpapers. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0198586027. Tape marks to endpapers else contents fine. Pictorial dustwrapper is slightly grubby.
THE CERAMIC ART OF CHINA AND OTHER COUNTRIES OF THE FAR EAST
Written by William Bowyer Honey.
Stock no. 2117061
Published by Faber & Faber. 1st 1945. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Peach/Orange cloth with gilt titles; vignette to front cover. 3 colour plates. Numerous b/w photos. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Uneven fade patches to spine and a couple of cover edges. Small inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and some page margins. Wrapper is faded to spine with tears and loss to edges; creased with some grubby marks.
THE STORY OF CHINA
Written by Tsui Chi. Illustrated by Carolin Jackson.
Stock no. 1606469
Published by Penguin. 1947. Very good condition.
A Puffin Picture Book no. 47. Oblong format. Pictorial boards. Colour and b/w lithograph illustrations. A couple of dents and patches of wear to board edges.