Messages will go here
Stella and Rose's Books Logo

Stella & Rose's Books

Specialists in Rare & collectable books

CHINA

You are viewing all stock in the "CHINA" category. We currently have 35 books in this category in stock.

35 records found. If you are looking for a specific book which we do not have in stock, then please get in touch and we'll let you know just as soon as it comes in.

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.

Buy now for £50.00 Enquire about this book

SYMBOLS OF ETERNITY THE ART OF LANDSCAPE PAINTING IN CHINA
Written by Michael Sullivan.
Stock no. 2127728
Published by Clarendon Press. 1st 1979. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Black cloth, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 0198173512. Some spotting to covers. Grubby marks to endpapers. Wrapper is a bit worn to edges.

Buy now for £18.00 Enquire about this book

A HISTORY OF CHINESE CIVILISATION (2 VOLUMES)
Written by Jacques Gernet.
Stock no. 2127144
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2002. Fine condition.

2 volume set. Brown covers with gilt title to spine. Colour and b/w plates. Some scuffing to pictorial front of slip case.

Buy now for £25.00 Enquire about this book

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.

Buy now for £200.00 Enquire about this book

AN EMBASSY TO CHINA
Written by Lord Macartney; J.L. Cranmer-Byng. Illustrated by William Alexander.
Stock no. 2125772
Published by Folio Society. 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. Colour pictorial slip case in very good condition; some wear to edges; a few bumps.

Buy now for £18.00 Enquire about this book

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.

Buy now for £16.00 Enquire about this book

THE BEST IN MODERN CHINESE FOLK PAINTING
No author listed.
Stock no. 2123679
Published by Foreign Languages Press. 3rd 1994. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Large format, slightly oblong. Text in Chinese and English. Vibrant colour illustrations. 3rd edition. ISBN: 7119011367. Some page edge browning. Wrapper is a little edge-creased.

Buy now for £20.00 Enquire about this book

PASSIVITY, RESISTANCE, AND COLLABORATION INTELLECTUAL CHOICES IN OCCUPIED SHANGHAI, 1937-1945
Written by Poshek Fu.
Stock no. 2123209
Published by Stanford University Press. 1996. Very good condition.

Card wraps. American edition. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0804727961. Book has been neatly covered with matt clear adhesive plastic. Small inscription in ink to verso of half-title page.

Buy now for £14.00 Enquire about this book

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.

Buy now for £28.00 Enquire about this book

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.

Buy now for £20.00 Enquire about this book

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.

Buy now for £40.00 Enquire about this book

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.

Buy now for £18.00 Enquire about this book