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1 Akimoto, Shunkichi. The Twilight of Yedo.
Tokyo, Japan: Tokyo News Service, Ltd., Publishers, (1952). First Edition. 
Small octavo, boards (hardcover), 231 pp. Fine; in a Near-Fine, tissue protected dust jacket with light foxing (age darkening). 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 Alexander, Garth. The Invisible China: The Overseas Chinese and the Politics of Southeast Asia.
New York: Macmillan, [1974]. First American Edition. 
Octavo, cloth (hardcover), xiv, 264 pp. Photos. Former-owner signature; otherwise, Near-Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3 Amin, Mohamed; Willetts, Duncan; Tetley, Brian. Journey through Nepal.
London: The Bodley Head, (1987). 
Quarto, green boards (hardcover), gilt letters, 191 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Basabe, Fernando M., Ph.D.; Shin, Anzai, Ph.D.; Lanzaco, Federico, M.A. Religious Attitudes of Japanese Men: A New Sociological Survey Concerned with the Religiosity of the Japanese Man-in-the-Street. By Fernando M. Basabe, Ph.D., Professor of Social Psychology, Sophia University and Co-Director of the Sophia University Socio-Economic Institute, in Collaboration with Anzai Shin, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology of Relgion, Sophia University and Federico Lanzaco, M. A., Professor of Religion, Sophia University.
Tokyo, Japan: Sophia University, Tokyo, in Co-Operation with Charles E. Tuttle Company, (1968). First Edition. 
Royal octavo, cloth backed boards (hardcover), black spine label, gilt letters, vii + 135 pp. Near-Fine, in a Very Good+ dust jacket with light edgewear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Battistini, Lawrence H. The Background of Asia.
Tokyo: International Division, Sophia University Press, 1951. First Edition. 
Octavo, burgundy leatherette (hardcover), gilt letters, xvi + 250 pp. Very Good, with light edgewear; in a poor dust jacket with edgewear that includes large chips. From dust jacket: A concise, objective and readable account of the background of Asia. Japan, China and India, the three principal countries of Asia, are stressed. While essential ancient history background is included in summary form, the text concentrates on the modern and contemporary period. Included are chapters dealing with the occupation of Japan and the war in Korea. Although compact, the volume sheds light on a number of timely queries, such as: Does Japan have historical claims to Sakhalin, the Kurile Islands, the Bonins? Have Russia and Japan been historical rivals? How 
Price: 12.50 USD
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6 Bernstein, Joseph M. Spotlight on the Far East, A Handbook. With Chapters by Marie Keesing and Harriet Moore. Edited by Marguerite Ann Stewart. Cover by Lee Hines.
St. Louis: A Cooperative Project between American Council, Institute of Pacific Relations and Webster Publishing Company, 1945. 
Octavo, paperbound (stapled illus. dark gold wrappers), 123 pp. Very Good+. Contents: Why the Far East is Important; China; Japan and Her Neighbors; India and Some of Her Neighbors; The Countries of Southeast Asia; The Netherlands East Indies; The Philippine Islands; The Islands of the Pacific; The Lands Down Under; Soviet Asia; Appendix. 
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7 Bhanja, Dr. K. C.; B. A. Darjeeling at a Glance: A Handbook, both Descriptive and Historical, of Darjeeling and Sikkim, with Thrilling Accounts of Everest and Kinchenjunga Expeditions by land and air.
Darjeeling: Oxford Book & Stationary Co., [ca. 1943]. 
Octavo, paperbound (tan wrappers illus. in purple with photo.), 144 pp. Fair, with heavy chipping to spine; interior inscription from previous owner; a couple of inked notes to interior; binding tight. 
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8 Bloodworth, Dennis and Ching Ping. The Chinese Machiavelli: 3000 Years of Chinese Statecraft.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [1976]. First Edition. 
Octavo, cloth (hardcover), xvi, 346 pp. Very Good. 
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9 Bonkei and Bonseki. Tray Landscapes. [Tourist Library Vol. 19].
Tokyo: Japan Travel Bureau, (1955). First Edition. 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, plates, 218 pp. Fine, in a Good, mylar protected dust jacket with edgewear that includes chipping. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Bowles, Cynthia. At Home in India.
New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co., [1956]. 
1st edition. Inscribed and signed by the author. Octavo, cloth, viii, 180 pp. Photos. Near-Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 Bristol, Horace. Japan.
Japan: East-West, Toppan Press, (1953). Third Edition. 
Fourteen booklets in cloth case with bone fasteners. Near-Fine, with darkened edges; in a Near-Fine case with rubbing to spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 Buck, William. Mahabharata. With an Introduction by B. A. van Nooten. Illustrated by Shirley Triest.
Berkeley: University of California Press, (1973). First Edition thus. 
Octavo, lavender cloth (hardcover), xxiii, 417 pp. Illustrated. Very Good in a badly chipped and rubbed dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 Carrasco, Pedro. Land and Polity in Tibet.
Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1959. First Edition. A publication of of the American Ethnological Society. 
Octavo, boards (cream spine, green letters & covers), hardcover, vii, 307, [iii] pp. Very Good, with edgewear. Illustrated with maps. Contents: Introduction: The Basic Economy of Tibet; Political Units; Historical Review; The Peasantry: Western Tibet: Spiti, Ladak, and Lahul; Central Tibet; Sikkim; Bhutan; Eastern Tibet: Khams; Property Relations among Herders: The Nomads of A-mdo; The Realm of the Dalai Lama: Political Organization; The Land System [Appendix I. Estates of the Noble Families of Lhasa; Appendix II. Holdings of Some Relgious Entities; Appendix III. Treasury Estates in 1792]; The Ruling Class; The LEsser States: The Petty States of Khams and A-mdo; The Old Kingdom of Ladak; The Chieftains of Lahul; The Kingdom of Sikkim; The Church State of Bhutan; Conclusion: The Land System; Trade and Industry; The Ruling Class; The Role of the Church; Regional Differences; The Historical Development of Tibetan Society; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index. 
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14 Casal, U. A. The Five Sacred Festivals of Ancient Japan: Their Symbolism & Historical Development.
Tokyo: Sophia University, in Copperation with Charles E. Tuttle Company, (1967). First Edition. 
Octavo, cloth backed orange boards (hardcover), black spine label, gilt letters, 114 pp. Neat former owner signature; otherwise, Fine; in a Very Good dust jacket with darkened spine and lightly rubbed edges. From dust jacket: The Japanese year is full of festivals. Five of them are of particular importance. This book explains their origins, and the ceremonies observed today by each family when they are celebrated. The New Year Festival... The Girls' Festival... The Boys' Festival; The Star Festival; The Chrysanthemum Festival. 
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15 Chalermnit. Thai Fok Tales.
Bangkok: Chalermnit Press, 1967. 
Octavo, color-illus. boards (hardcover), 113 pp. Good+, with edgewear. 
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16 Chiang, Mayling Soong. (Madame Chiang Kai-Shek) and Chiang Kai-Shek. Sian: A Coup D'Etat. A Fortnight in Sian: Extracts from a Diary by Chiang Kai-Shek.
Shanghai: The China Publishing Company, 1937. First Edition. 
Octavo, string bound silk wrapped boards (hardcover), x + 119 pp. Good+, with wear to spine and sunning to edges, slight foxing (age darkened spotting). From Foreword: For the sheer thrill of danger, romance, calm courage and dramatic climax, these two documents have all the fascinating interest of a historical novel. But this is immensely intensified when it is realized that they are the authoritative records of actual happenings only a few months ago while the fate of a great nation was literally trembling in the balance and the whole world was awaiting the outcome with puzzled bewilderment and ancious forebodings. Madame Chiang describes her part in this sensational occurrence while the incidents are still fresh in her memory and in doing so unconsciously reveals a wifely devotion, a woman's intuitive understanding of the basic issues and a superb heroism which are the more convincing because written with so objective a purpose to give the simple facts... 
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17 Cross, Gladys. Through the Land of Living Gods: My Pilgrimage at the Wish of the Master.
Published by the author, 1930. 
Octavo, gold cloth (hardcover), 172 pp. From Foreword: Lines drawn from Yea Keang to the Yu Men and from Draus to Sining-Fu, have for years marked the North and South boundaries of my adopted country into which, in every way, I have penetrated deeper than any other white. In this land of mystery or, for the moment, occultism, and beyond; I have tried to alleviate the distress brought to huge members of my sex by a fearful disease. That the lamas of the districts on and off the routes about my places are rich, is proof of the widely known efficacy of treatments which are unfortunately limited by the extenet of my own resources. For money, the lamas propitiate and exorcise the disease, demons, and I get the experience when actually killing them, free of charge! There is room for real missionaries providing the be non sectarian at the outset, for, while every country is ready for the true religion, the people of mine want medicine first. From California to the farthest flung work place towardes Karakorum, is a long, long way. It is close telepathically, though, and that will hearten me on my way ÒhomeÓ at the end of the, as prophesied by The Master, disastrous Iron Horse Year. (1930). I look for better things in the Iron Sheep Year which will be ushered in with the February moon of 1931 as I arrive, over the deep snows, at the scene of my work. The Master declared that the Iron Sheep Year would be full of terrors and threats for the Western World, worse indeed than the Iron Horse Year -- so aptly calendered a thousand years ago -- now drawing to a close. I trust that it shall not be so bad for you. If Through th eLand of Living Gods gives my readers one half the pleasure, which was mine when doing the unique voyaging necessary for its compilation, I shall be content. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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18 De Wit, Augusta. Island-India.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1923. First Edition. 
Octavo, illustrated cloth (hardcover), xv, 105 pp. Color plates. Near-Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 Foreign Languages Press. Historical Relics Unearthed in New China.
Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1972. 
Folio, white cloth (hardcover), red chinese characters, 217 pp. Fold-out chart, enclosed Foreword. Near-Fine, with light foxing (age darkened spotting), in a Fine dust jacket, in slipcase. With full-color plates of artifacts unearthed dating from the Palaeolithic Age (around 500,00-10,000 years ago) through the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644AD). 
Price: 12.50 USD
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20 Fujikake, Shizuya; D. Litt. Japanese Wood-Block Prints. [Tourist Library Vol. 10].
Tokyo: Japan Travel Bureau, (1953). 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, plates, 219 pp. Near-Fine, in a Fair, mylar protected dust jacket with edgewear that includes chipping. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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