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1 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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2 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. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3 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. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 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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5 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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6 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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7 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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8 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... 
Price: 100.00 USD
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9 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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10 Hattori, Ryutaro. Thirty-One Japanese Folk-Songs. With Piano Accompaniment Arranged by Teiji Miyahara. Verses Translated into English by Iwao Matsuhara. Explanatory Notes by Ryutaro Hattori. Cover Design and Illustrations by Shudo Kobayashi.
Tokyo, Japan: Ryutaro Hattori, November 1950. 
Quarto, softbound (stiff, illus. wrappers), 81 pp. Very Good+, with neat former owner signature and darkening to protective tissue wrapper. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11 Hearn, Lafcadio. A Japanese Miscellany: Strange Stories, Folklore Gleanings, Studies Here & There.
Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle Company, (1954). 
Octavo, softbound (stiff, illus. blue wrappers), 287 pp. Very Good+, with lightly rubbed edges and neat former-owner signature. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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12 Ishiguro, Tadaatsu; Editor. Nikomiya Sontoku: His Life and “Evening Talks.” Edited by Tadaatsu Ishiguro.
Tokyo: Kenkyusha, (1955). First Edition. 
Octavo, brown boards (hardcover), gilt letters, xii + 246 pp. Near-Fine, with former-owner inscription; in a Very Good dust jacket with light edgewear. From Preface: The current year being the 100th anniversary of the demise of Sontoku Ninomiya, in order to honour his memory various functions have been held or are going to be held in Japan. Moreover, among many foreigners visiting this country in recent years there are not a few persons who are interested in the study of the development of our villages and agricultural industry. It is in consideration of these facts that it was arranged to publish this book. The original of this book is Sage Nimomiya's Evening Talks publihsed in 1937 by the Tokuno Kyokai, an association of persons interested in agricultural industry. For the reason that the present volume has had a short life of the Sage by Mr. Kanzo Uchimura added to the original, it has been divided into two parts, namely, Part I: Life and Part II: Talks. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 Joya, Mock. Quaint Customs and Manners of Japan.
Tokyo, Japan: The Tokyo News Service, Ltd., 1951-1955. All first editions. 
Set of four volumes. Octavo, boards, vi + 260 pp; ix + 223 pp; viii + 231 pp; x + 232 pp. Very Good, with lightly rubbed edges, former-owner signature; all but Volume I (which lacks a dust jacket) are in Very Good dust jackets with edgewear. ...A collection of articles on the various aspects of Japanese life today, which naturally has its roots deep in the past extending over centuries. The classification of these articles is arbitrary, made primarily for the sake of the reader's convenience. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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14 Mills, Dr. John E.; Community Development Division. Ethno-Sociological Reports of Three Korean Villages.
San Francisco, CA: United Nations Command, Office of the Economic Coordinator for Korea, 1958. 
Quarto, paperbound (stiff, stapled, illus. wrappers), 43 pp + 25 pp + 19 pp. Very Good+, with light wear to spine and light foxing (age darkened spotting). Village Surveys: Nopunto (Nam, Kyu Back); Hasin (Park, Joon); Naejonja (Yoon, Eul Byong). rom Introduction: The data on the three surveyed villages were collected in 1957 by Korean staff members of the Community Development Division, Office of the Economic Coordinator for Korea. The surveys were directed by Mrs. Lucy Adams, Chief, Community Development Division, OEC, and suprevised by Mr. Preziosi, Resettlement Officer seconded from UNKRA. Each surveyor was given a letter of introduction from the Republic of Korea Vice-Minister of Health and Social Affairs, Mr. Shin Hyo Sun, to the reprective provincial governors. Local authorities in the provinces and guns gave their full support to the field workers. Two of the surveyors, Mr. Yoon and Mr. Nam, studied their family villages, and Mr. Park selected a village in his home province. Some statistical material, e.g., population breakdowns and tax details, has been deleted to ensure the publication retaining the flavor of an informal presentation, offered for general reading interest rather than a source work on specific statistical data... 
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15 Mitchell, Kate and Kumar Goshal. [Maxwell S. Stewart; Editor]/ Twentieth Century India.
St. Louis: A Cooperative Project between American Council, Institute of Pacific Relations and Webster Publishing Company, [1944]. 
Octavo, paperbound (stapled illus. grey wrappers), 94 pp. Illus. with b&w photos, maps. Very Good+, with former owner info. Contents: Inida Old and New; The Peoples of India; Village Life in India; Wealth and Poverty; How India is Governed; Growth of Indian Nationalism; India and the War. 
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16 Muchaku, Seikyo; Editor. Echoes From A Mountain School. Edited by Seikyo Muchaku. Translated by Genevieve Caulfield and Michiko Kimura.
Tokyo: Kenkyusha Ltd., (1958). 
Small octavo, cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 70 pp. Very Good+, with foxing (age darkened spotting) and former-owner signature, with a Good+ dust jacket with small tear to upper spine and lightly rubbed edges. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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17 Ohara. [Parrott, Lindesay; Preface]. Ohara's Guide to the Game of Shogi. With a Preface by Lindesay Parrott.
Tokyo: Tokyo News Service, Ltd., 1954. First Edition. 
Octavo, boards (hardcover), 182 pp. Very Good, with inked notes to rear endpapers and darkening to spine and edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 “Stray Sheep.” “Hachi Hachi” / Eighty-Eight: A Japanese Card Game.
Tokyo: Kotsu Nippon Sha, n.d. 
Octavo, string-bound, stiff illus. wrappers, 98 pp + vi pp, fold-out charts enclosed. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 Pin, Liao; Editor. Beijing: Glipses of History.
Beijing: Foreign Language Press, [1993]. 
Large, square octavo, softbound (full-color photo illus. wrappers), 115 pp. Fine. Translated in English and Chinese characters. A pictorial guide to the historical sites in and around Beijing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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20 Sharma, Jagdish Saran. Mahatma Gandhi: A Descriptive Biliography. Book One and Two.
Delhi: S. Chand & Co., 1968. Second Edition. 
Octavo, lavender illus. cloth (hardcover), 650 pp. Very Good, with slightly faded spine, former-owner stamp, lightly soiled half-title page 
Price: 20.00 USD
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