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ORIENTALS IN CANADA: the story of the work of the United Church of Canada with Asiatics in Canada
Toronto: oard of Home Missions of the United Church of Canada, 1929.
The paper issue in grey card covers, endpaper maps. pp , xiv, 222,  + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard and 7 double-sided plates. Spine faintly yellowed; a fine copy. Chinese, Japanese, and East Indian immigrants in Canada, all in need of Christianity, obviously. Size: Small octavo.
$75.00 Book Number: 45303 Order / Enquire
FOUR CAUTIONARY TALES. Translated from the Chinese by Harold Acton and Lee Yi-Shieh. With a Preface by Arthur Waley (inscribed by Harold Acton)
New York: A.A. Wyn, 1948.
Made from sheets of the London: John Lehman, l947, edition. Yellow cloth. Shallow bruise to fore edge of front cover; touch of sunning to spine tips; else fine. Jacket has a bit of soiling to rear panel; shallow chip & short tears to head of spine; corners of front flap clipped (by publisher?); spine slightly darkened; VG otherwise. INSCRIBED BY HAROLD ACTON "To dear Jim, a brief souvenir of my stay in Kansas City, Mo. with love from Harold. 1948". 17th century Chinese literature, previously published in English by the Golden Cockerel Press.
$125.00 Book Number: 406 Order / Enquire
BALL, J. Dyer
THINGS CHINESE, or notes connected with China.
New York: Scribner's, 1906.
Fourth edition, revised & enlarged (first was in 1892). Octavo, yellow pictorial cloth stamped in black & gilt, yellow top page edges and endpapers. pp , (v)-xii, 816; index and glossary at rear. Lightly darkened spine a bit mottled; light soiling to covers; cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; VG otherwise, tight and unworn. Ink signature and memorial bookplate at front of Ross H. Macdonald (1912-81). Prof. Macdonald, of Victoria College, University of Toronto, taught the first course on Korean culture (1971-72) at a Canadian university; an undergraduate scholarship in East Asian studies is awarded by the University of Toronto in his memory. An alphabetically arranged extensive guide to China written by a member of the British civil service in Hong Kong. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$125.00 Book Number: 41960 Order / Enquire
BEDFORD-JONES, (H., translator).
THE BREEZE IN THE MOONLIGHT. "The Second Book of Genius". Translated from the Chinese by George Soulie de Morant and Done Into English by H. Bedford-Jones.
New York: Putnam, 1926.
Octavo. Blue linen grain pictorial cloth stamped in silver (also noted in blue ribbed cloth stamped in black and in orange cloth). Blue topstain. Green on cream pictorial endpapers. xviii, 371, (3) pp. Illustrations in text. In addition to the translation, Bedford-Jones adds a 3 page postscript to the Soulie de Morant preface. Ink name and two rubber stamps to front endpapers; rubber stamp to verso of front free endpaper; hairline crack to front inner hinge neatly reglued; VG otherwise. A scarce edition. Watters p. 245. One of the most famous novels of China, written toward the end of the 14th century by an author who used the pen name Ming-tsiao Chong-jen.
$50.00 Book Number: 5483 Order / Enquire
London: Macmillan, 1931.
Octavo, green cloth. Yellowing and some foxing to page edges and endpapers, else a near fine jacketless copy, no owner names. A novel of exiled White Russians in Manchuria.
$20.00 Book Number: 39335 Order / Enquire
THE WALLET OF KAI LUNG
New York: Doran, no date.,
Early printing (no Doran monogram to verso of title leaf) of the 2nd (and nicest) US edition. Orange cloth with blue paper spine label, colorful pictorial boards, orange cloth corner tips. Rubbing and tiny chips to top edge of spine label; page edge s yellowed; else a fine copy, no previous owner marks, covers clean and unrubbed. First Kai Lung book, it was first published London and Boston in 1900, with the first Doran printing in 1923.
$35.00 Book Number: 11656 Order / Enquire
KAI LUNG UNROLLS HIS MAT
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1928.
Octavo, blue cloth spine with paper label and pictorial boards boldly illustrated in colour. Light rubbing to edges of boards; a VG bright, tight jacketless copy otherwise, no previous owner names. The third Kai Lung book. Not actually crime fiction.
$50.00 Book Number: 12626 Order / Enquire
Cable, Mildred with Francesca French
THE STORY OF TOPSY: Little Lonely of Central Asia
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1937.
Octavo, blue cloth lettered in white, endpaper maps. pp viii, 9-212 + plates. Illustrations in text. Light rubbing to spine ends, tidy ink owner name at top margin of half-title page; else fine. The dust jacket has a chip at head of lightly yellowed white spine, with loss of one letter and part of another affected; VG+ otherwise, flap price intact. Missionaries in China at the western extremity of the Great Wall, Mongolia to the north, Tibet to the south.
$35.00 Book Number: 36216 Order / Enquire
CHAR, Tin-Yuke, editor
THE SANDALWOOD MOUNTAINS. Readings and Stories of the Early Chinese in Hawaii.
Honolulu: University Press of Hawaii, 1975.
Pictorial boards, black endpapers. , (xvi), 359 pp. Brown ink ownership inscription to front fly leaf; owner's circular blind stamp to endpapers and a few leaves; light spine sunning; corner crease to one leaf; else a VG tight, clean & unworn jacketless copy.
$19.50 Book Number: 19429 Order / Enquire
REFLECTIONS AT EIGHTY
London: Luzon, 1966.
Octavo, pale grey boards. pp x, 77 + frontispiece portrait and plates at rear. Errata slip tipped in. Small light tan spot on rear cover, else a fine copy. Dust jacket has a small brown spot on rear panel and very lightly yellowed spine, else fine. Cheng was a great authority on Confucianism, a justice for the UN, and the Ambassador of the Republic of China to the United Kingdom. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$18.50 Book Number: 40999 Order / Enquire
CLIFT, Charmian and George Johnston
THE BIG CHARIOT
New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1953.
Red cloth, endpaper maps. Yellowing to page edges, else fine and bright, no owner names. Price-clipped jacket has nicks and rubbing at spine ends, small tear to front panel, VG otherwise. An historical novel about the fall of China's Ming Dynasty n 1643.
$19.95 Book Number: 39996 Order / Enquire
THE FAR EAST UNVEILED. An Inner History of Events in Japan and China in the Year 1916.
London: Cassell, 1918.
Dark green cloth. (xiv), 304 pp, index. Bit of wear to tips of bit darkened spine and to outer corners of covers; text paper lightly yellowed; pencil owner name; a VG, tight copy otherwise.
$35.00 Book Number: 20153 Order / Enquire
COLLIER, Price (1860-1913)
THE WEST IN THE EAST from an American Point of View.
Toronto: McClelland & Goodchild, 1911.
Dark green cloth, spine gilt lettered. pp , (xii), 534. Bookplate on front free endpaper, else a VG clean and unworn copy. Of the 11 chapters (plus a Conclusion), the first 8 are about his experiences in India. Chapter 9 is on China, 10 on Japan, and 11 on "Things Japanese, Korean, and Manchurian.
$40.00 Book Number: 11073 Order / Enquire
COLLIER, Price (1860-1919)
THE WEST IN THE EAST FROM AND AMERICAN POINT OF VIEW
London: Duckworth, 1913.
pp , (xii), 534, . In a nice full red calf school prize binding (St. Johnís College, Rupertís Land), spine with two labels, elaborate gilt decoration, sides with decorative gilt borders, gilt arms of school on front cover, marbled endpapers and page edges, bound-in ribbong marker. 1914 ink prize inscription at front; a fine copy. Of the 11 chapters (plus a Conclusion), the first 8 are about his experiences in India. Chapter 9 is on China, 10 on Japan, and 11 on "Things Japanese, Korean, and Manchurian.
$75.00 Book Number: 27598 Order / Enquire
DAWSON, Miles Menander, arranger
THE ETHICS OF CONFUCIUS: sayings of the master and his disciples upon the conduct of "The Superior Man". Arranged according to the plan of Confucius with running commentary by Miles Menander Dawson...
New York: Putnam's, 1915.
Black cloth gilt lettered. pp , (xxii), 323, , (4, ads),  + frontispiece with tissue guard. Indexed. Text paper lightly toned, ink owner inscriptiion at front, VG otherwise.
$24.95 Book Number: 47687 Order / Enquire
DER LING, Princess
TWO YEARS IN THE FORBIDDEN CITY
San Francisco, CA: Chinese Materials Center, 1977.
Orange boards. pp (4), (xiv), 383 + plates. Tidy ink owner name on front pastedown, else fine in like jacket. Facsimile reprint from plates of the US sixth printing (NY: Moffat, Yard, 1912). No. 68 in this publishers reprint series (printed in China). Princess Der Ling was first lady in waiting to the empress dowager of China.
$30.00 Book Number: 28880 Order / Enquire
FENOLLOSA, Ernest F.
EPOCHS OF CHINESE & JAPANESE ART. New and Revised Edition, with Copious Notes by Professor Petrucci. (2 volumes)
New York / London: Stokes / Heinemann, 1921.
Two volumes, original yellow cloth and light brown boards. pp , (xxxviii), 204; xiv, 235. Indexed, notes, glossary. Volume I has 99 plates (4 in colour), Volume II has 124 plates (11 in colour), the colour plates with captioned tissue guards. Spines lightly darkened; cloth splits to rear joint of Vol I neatly repaired; ink ownership name on each front pastedown; else a VG clean and tight pair. First published in 1912. A scholarly survey by an important author, formerly a professor of philosophy at the Imperial University in Tokyo and Commissioner of Fine Arts to the Japanese government. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required
$195.00 Book Number: 21429 Order / Enquire
FOLSOM, Kenneth E.
FRIENDS, GUESTS, AND COLLEAGUES. The Mu-Fu System in the Late Ch'ing Period.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1968.
Yellow cloth. (2), (x), 234, (2) pp + pates. Fine copy. Price-clipped jacket has two inch tear internally mended, VG otherwise.
$19.95 Book Number: 6053 Order / Enquire
FRASER, George MacDonald
FLASHMAN AND THE DRAGON.
London: Collins, 1985.
Octavo, 320 pp, red boards. Rubber stamped remainder mark on title page, else fine in fine jacket, flap price intact. Flashman # 8. China in 1860.
$24.95 Book Number: 41677 Order / Enquire
FUSEK, Lois, translator
AMONG THE FLOWERS. The Hua-chien chi. Translated by Lois Fusek.
New York: Columbia University Press, 1982.
Brown cloth. (x), 232 pp + ads. Fine in jacket, no previous owner marks. "AMONG THE FLOWERS...was compiled about 940 by Chao Ch'ung-tso, a minor official at the court of the Later Shu. The majority of the eighteen poets represented in the anthology were natives of the state of Shu, in what is now Szechuan Province, during this turbulent period. AMONG THE FLOWERS marks the emergence of a new and subsequently very influential genre in Chinese poetry, the lyric tz'u. " - jacket.
$25.00 Book Number: 17252 Order / Enquire