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1 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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2 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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3 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 
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4 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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5 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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6 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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7 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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8 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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9 Chalermnit. Thai Fok Tales.
Bangkok: Chalermnit Press, 1967. 
Octavo, color-illus. boards (hardcover), 113 pp. Good+, with edgewear. 
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10 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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11 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. 
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12 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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13 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). 
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14 Furneaux, J. H. India: A Grand Photographic History of the Land of Antiquity the Vast Empire of the East.
London: International Art Co., (1897). First Edition. One of 1,00 in this Imperial Edition. 
Oblong quarto, blind- and gilt-stamped black morocco, all edges gilt, 544 pp. Photos. throughout, some in color. Fine. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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15 Furneaux, J. H. India: A Grand Photographic History of the Land of Antiquity the Vast Empire of the East.
London: International Art Co., (1897). First Edition. One of 1000 in the Imperial Edition. 
Oblong quarto, blind- and gilt-stamped black morocco, all edges gilt, ,544 pp. Photographs throughout, some in color. Fine. This large and heavy volume will require additional postage for international orders. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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16 Goslin, Dr. Willard E.; Director, Peabody College Contract Group. Technical Lecture No. 12: Progress and Problems in Korean Education. Education Division, Office of Technical Cooperation, October 21, 1958, Seoul Chamber of Commerce Building.
San Francisco, CA: United Nations Command, Orrice of the Economic Coordinator for Korea, 1958. 
Quarto, paperbound (stapled self wrappers), 17 pp. Near-Fine with light edgewear. 
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17 Greey, Edward. The Bear Worshipers of Yezo and the Adventures of the Jewett Family and Their Friend Oto Nambo. One Hundred and Eighty Illustrations by Rinzo and by Ichiske Hamada. Cover Designed and Drawn by the Author.
Boston: Lee and Shephard, Publishers, 1884. 
Octavo, color-illustrated gold boards (hardcover), illustrated endpapers, xiii, 304 pp. Good, with edgewear that includes chipping along spine edges. Photographs gladly provided upon request. From Preface: The present volume, the last of the series, is devoted to the manners and customs of the bear-worshippers of Yezo, and of the five tribes inhabiting Karafuto (Saghalin). When I first visited the later island, in 1853, it was a portion of the Empire of Japan; but in 1875 it was ceded to Russia, in exchange for the Chishima (Kurile) ISlands. I spent nearly a year cruising in the northern waters, and during that time became well acquainted with the people of Karafuto and Yezo; on one occasion travelling with a boat's crew from Soya to Hakodate, and being the guest of the fierce-visaged but gentle savages. Since then Russia has made a penal settlement of Karafuto, and two-thirds of the natives have nominally become Christians. When I was in Japan, last summer, I made the acquaintance of His Excellency Kunemichi Kitagaki, the governor of Saikio (Kioto) who was for some years an official in the Kaitakuship (department of Development) of the Hokkaido (North Sea Circuit). From him I learned many intersting particulars relating to the progress made by the Ainos in agriculture, etc.; and I have his authority for stating that the natives who left Karafuto when the island was ceded to Russia, and who have settles in Sapporo, were not compelled to quit their native land, but elected to do so rather than change their nationality. This book was written to give some information concerning a quaint people that are almost unknown to my countrymen, and who, like our Indians, are rapidly disappearing from the face of the earth. 
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18 Griffis, William Elliot. A Maker of the New Orient: Samuel Robbins Brown, Pioneer Educator in China, America, and Japan. The Story of his Life and Work.
New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, (September, 1902). 
Octavo, red illustrated cloth (hardcover), silver illus. to upper cover, gilt letters, tissue-protected frontis., 332 pp. Good+, with minor speckling to lower cover and spine. Illustrated. Contents: A Missionary Mother; In Monson - A Yankee Boyhood; School-Teaching - Grit and Grace; North and South -- Elms and Violets; Trade and the Gospel - A Call to China; Pioneer Educator in the Middle Kingdom; Under the British Flag; Professor Brown at Rome Academy; The Dutch Domine at Owasco Lake; A Pioneer in Woman's Higher Education; Ho for Japan!; Life in a Buddhist Temple at Kanagaa; All Things to All Men; Amid Wars and Rumors of War; Life and Work at Yokohama; The Old Order Changing; In the United States Again; Oerland to Niigata; The Era of Enlightened Civilization; A Spiritual Engineer; Training a Native Ministry; A Voyage in Southern Seas; Thrusting in the Sickel; Last Home Coming; Falling on Sleep. 
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19 Hackmann, H. A German Scholar in the East: Travel Scenes and Reflections. Translated by Daisie Rommel. With 21 Illustrations from the Author's Photographs.
London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd., 1914. First Edition. 
Octavo, professionally rebound in mauve cloth with original upper cover preserved, xi + 223 pp. Near-Fine, with original (preserved) upper cover showing heavy signs of wear. Contents: From the White-Walled City; Twilight Hours on the Siberian Railway; A Drive in a Troika; From the World Apart; The Seat of the Hutuktu; Crossing the Gobi Desert; The Spiritual and Religious Side of the Mongols; Old Friends with New Faces; The Inward Life; Springtime in the Land of China; A Rising Metropolis in the East; In the Heart of China; The Wutaishan; Sketches by the Way; Thoughts by the Wayside; The Old Order Changeth; The Country of the Sun-Goddess; Beneath Tropic Suns; Secrets of the Jungle; Siam and Its Buddhism; Year's End on the Ganges; New Year's Day in the Himalayas; At the Tree of Knowledge; The Deer Park; The Positition of England in India; Europe and Asia. 
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20 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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