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The Freer Gallery of Art II: Japan [Folio/DJ, Slipcased]

By: Freer Gallery of Art; Harold P. Stern and Thomas Lawton

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Washington, D.C. and Tokyo, Freer Gallery of Art/Kodansha Ltd.: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022451

Condition: Fine


Ivory leatherette, lettered and with front cover device in gilt. Essentially as issued. Color illus. dust jacket shows mild laminate puckering on rear panel, otherwise as issued. Accompanying cardstock slipcase shows light shelfwear, a few areas of minor surface paper loss and/or tape scarring. 184 pp., illus. w/ 128 full page plates, most color, also b&w catalogue at rear. View more info

The Holy Land

By: Fulleylove, John (paintings), and John Kelman (text)

Price: $55.00

Publisher: London, England, Adam & Charles Black: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006784

Condition: VG+


Violet cloth, decorated in gilt and olive, with gilt lettering, gilt top edge. xv,301 pp., illus. w/ 93 full page color + b&w plates, map at rear. Nicely preserved copy. Modest overall shelf wear, with sunned spine panel (to which purple cloth is especially susceptible), slightly rubbed extrems, bottom corners just slightly exposed. Endpapers, half-title, and final leaf (a portion of publisher's catalogue) are toned, with remainder of interior clean and bright. All plates fully intact, showing vibrant color. Lovely Nouveau-inspired bookplate from "The House in the Woods, Lake Geneva, Wisco... View more info

The 100 Deadliest Karate Moves

By: Gambordella, Ted, 5th Dan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boulder, CO, Paladin Press: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 040489

ISBN: 0873642457

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff pictorial wraps. Light shelf wear, covers a bit soiled. viii,84 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs. View more info

Picturesque Tales of Australasia [Australia: The First Hundred Years, Being A Facsimile of Volumes I & II of The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia - 1888]

By: Garran, The Hon. Andrew (editor)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Ure Smith: 1974

Edition: Facsimile Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 041058

ISBN: 0725402202

Condition: Near Fine


Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Pumpkin cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in white. Slightly rubbed corners and spine extremities, virtually as issued. Slight surface loss to lower front endpapers, slight toning to a portion of the first several leaves, with a few very minor spots along text block fore-edge, otherwise clean and unmarked interior. [xii],530 pp., illus., 26 engravings at rear. Yellow illus. dust jacket is slightly sunned along spine panel, now in mylar. View more info

Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War [INSCRIBED]

By: Gbowee, Leymah, with Carol Mithers

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Beast Books: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 044461

ISBN: B01N3YPX8R

Condition: Fine


SCARCE SIGNED COPY. Hardcover, black paper covered boards, spine panel lettered in silver foil. Former owner's book plate mounted on front fixed endsheet, otherwise as issued. Inscribed by author (Nobel Peace Prize recipient Gbowee) on upper half-title, full signature, personalized. x,246 pp. 3rd ptg. Color pictorial dust jacket as issued, now in mylar. ISBN as given: 9780984295159. View more info

Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War [INSCRIBED]

By: Gbowee, Leymah, with Carol Mithers

Price: $195.00

Publisher: New York, Beast Books: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 044485

ISBN: B01N3YPX8R

Condition: Fine


SCARCE SIGNED COPY. Hardcover, black paper covered boards, spine panel lettered in white. Essentially as issued. Inscribed by author (Nobel Peace Prize recipient Gbowee) on upper front flyleaf, full signature, personalized, dated Sept. 2011 (year of publication and of the Nobel Peace Prize award). x,246 pp. 1st ptg. Color pictorial dust jacket as issued, now in mylar. ISBN as given: 9780984295159. View more info

The Analects of Confucius [#1348/1500, in Original Presentation Box]

By: Giles, Lionel (transl., intro., notes)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: The Limited Editions Club: 1970

Edition: Limited

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 028583

Condition: Near Fine


Variegated red-orange cloth, decorated in gilt, with paper title label mounted on upper spine. Very slight foxing to text block edges and endsheets, slightly age-toned title label, else as issued, appears never read. Original glassine dust wrapper shows only the slightest wear. Original presentation box, cloth-covered boards w/ string tie, shows mildly toned title label and mild loss from silverfishing along two edges of the paper affixed to the underside of the lid and top edge only, a minor cosmetic issue, thus Near Fine. xxix,131,[2] pp. No. 1348 of an edition limited to 1500 copies, signed... View more info

Ivory Knights: Man, Magic and Elephants

By: Gordon, Nicholas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Chapmans Publishers: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 039016

ISBN: 1855925214

Condition: Fine


Black cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. As issued. Color pictorial dust jacket shows very slight shelf wear, 1" closed tear at top rear flap corner, otherwise virtually as issued, now in mylar. [xiii],206 pp., illus. w/ color plates. View more info

The Year Book and Guide to East Africa - 1959 [with map]

By: Gordon-Brown, A. (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale Ltd.: 1959

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 031180

Condition: VG+


Red cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in gilt. Front cover slightly flecked, back cover moderately flecked, modest binding lean, otherwise only light handling wear. 38,xxxiv,340,16,39-112 pp., color maps. Collated, all maps present, (2) fully intact color folding maps in front pocket, silk book stay bound in with original Senior Service Tobacco book mark attached. Instittutional library stamp along top edge of front flyleaf, otherwise unmarked. Early and late ad leaves are somewhat toned by age, remainder of interior clean and bright. View more info

The Exploration of Africa

By: Gueriviere, Jean de la [de la Guèriviere, Jean]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Woodstock, NY and London, Overlook Duckworth: 2003

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 033867

ISBN: 1585674982

Condition: Near Fine


Black buckram, lettered in silver foil. Small remainder dot on bottom text block edge, mildly rubbed bottom edges and corners, otherwise essentially as issued. Color illus. dust jacket slightly rubbed at spine extremities, essentially as issued, now in archival mylar. 216 pp., illus. in color, b&w. View more info

The Exploration of Africa

By: Gueriviere, Jean de la [de la Guèriviere, Jean]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Woodstock, NY and London, Overlook Duckworth: 2003

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 033868

ISBN: 1585674982

Condition: Near Fine


Black buckram, lettered in silver foil. Remainder mark on bottom text block edge at binding, slightly rubbed corners, light crease to top corner of first several leaves, otherwise essentially as issued. Color illus. dust jacket shows 3/4" closed tear at heel of spine, otherwise essentially as issued, now in archival mylar. 216 pp., illus. in color, b&w. View more info

Second Life: A West Bank Memoir [INSCRIBED]

By: Gunn, Janet Varner; Lila Abu-Lughod (fwd.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, MN, University of Minnesota Press: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 039335

ISBN: 0816625301

Condition: Fine


Dark green and tan paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. As issued. Pictorial dust jacket as issued, now in mylar. Inscribed by author on half-title, personalized "To Drew - / who connects / with his life / in every way, / and I hope with mine," signed as "Janet" only, dated 15 Oct. 2002. Scarce signed copy. View more info

Asiatic Mythology: A Detailed Description and Explanation of the Mythologies of All the Great Nations of Asia

By: Hackin, J., Clement Huart, Raymonde Linossier, H. de Wilman-Grabowska, Charles-Henri Marchal, Henri Maspero, Serge Eliseev; Paul-Louis Couchoud (intro.); F. M. Atkinson (transl.)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Co.: 1932

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 041695

ISBN: B001MSGGR0

Condition: VG+


Moss green buckram, lettered in gilt. Mildly sunned along spine panel and over portions of both covers, with a few minor surface marks to cover cloth. Text block edges somewhat toned by age. Firm binding, clean and unmarked interior. First American edition, from British plates. 460 pp., copiously illustrated w/ 15 color plates, 354 other illus. A highly influential publication on its initial release, the gold-standard on Eastern mythology until the work of Joseph Campbell and others supplanted it. View more info

Asiatic Mythology: A Detailed Description and Explanation of the Mythologies of All the Great Nations of Asia

By: Hackin, J., et al.

Price: $18.50

Publisher: New York, Crescent Books: 1964

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 026932

ISBN: 0517132257

Condition: Near Fine


Brown 1/4 cloth, red-orange paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. Slight shelf wear, lacking front flyleaf but otherwise fully intact, with firm, square binding. Dust jacket shows light rubbing to edges. 460 pp., 16 color plates, 354 illus. View more info

Karate's History & Tradition

By: Haines, Bruce A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Rutland, VT and Tokyo, Charles E. Tuttle Co. Publishers: 1973

Seller ID: 044208

ISBN: 0804803412

Condition: VG+


Burgundy cloth, lettered in gold foil. Slightly cocked binding, a few instances of neat underlining to early pages, otherwise as issued. 192 pp., illus. Dust jacket shows very slight shelf wear. Stated 5th ptg.: 1973. View more info

The War Between Russia and Japan, Containing Thrilling Accounts of Fierce Battles by Sea and Land

By: Halstead, Hon. Murat

Price: $25.00

Publisher: 1904

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 049141

ISBN: B071VBV95D

Condition: VG+


Light brown cloth, lettered/illus. in white, black, and red-orange, marbled text block edges, patterned endpapers. Nicely preserved copy with minor shelf wear, covers lightly soiled. Firm binding, clean interior. xviii,19-656 pp., illus. Copyrighted 1904, no publisher provided. Unlike some, this copy is not marked "Vol. I" on spine. View more info

Lhasa, the Open City: A Journey to Tibet

By: Han, Suyin

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1977

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 023461

ISBN: 0399120351

Condition: Near Fine


Tan cloth, lettered in gold foil. Cloth is slightly foxed, otherwise nearly as issued. Dust jacket shows mildly rubbed edges, minor chipping at extremities, price clipped front flap, now in archival mylar. Gift inscription on front flyleaf. x,180 pp., b&w plates, map. View more info

Modern Japan: A Historical Survey [Second Edition]

By: Hane, Mikiso

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Boulder, CO, Westview Press: 1992

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 015934

ISBN: 0813313686

Condition: Very Good


1st ptg. of 2nd edition. xiii,473 pp., illus., maps. Mild shelf wear, corners a bit layered. Firm, uncreased binding. View more info

Seven Years in Tibet

By: Harrer, Heinrich; Richard Graves (transl.); Peter Fleming (intro.)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1953

Seller ID: 023424

Condition: Near Fine


Royal blue cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in gilt. 3rd ptg.: 1953. Slight shelf wear. xv,288 pp., illus. w/ color frontis., b&w plates. Nicely preserved, with firm binding, clean interior. Scarce early printing. View more info

Omdurman 1898: The Eye-Witnesses Speak -- The British Conquest of the Sudan as Described by Participants in Letters, Diaries, Photos, and Drawings

By: Harrington, Peter, and Frederic A. Sharf (editors)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London and Mechanicsburg, PA, Greenhill Books/Stackpole Books: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 048856

ISBN: 1853673331

Condition: Fine


Dark blue cloth, lettered in gold foil. [iiv],236 pp., illus. Slight binding lean original to issue. Color illus. dust jacket shows minor surface rubbing in a few areas, mild wear to corners and spine extremities, a few short closed edge tears, now in mylar. View more info

Picturesque Burma: Past & Present [Early Proof Copy]

By: Hart, Mrs. Ernest

Price: $425.00

Publisher: London and Philadelphia, J. M. Dent & Co./J. B. Lippincott Co.: 1897

Edition: Advance Reader's Edition

Seller ID: 035743

Condition: Near Fine


Pre-publication or proof copy, bound in plain, unprinted wraps, unusual in that it is bound on the right (fore-edge), opening on the left, top text block edge in gilt. Front cover and first signature (through p. 4, just prior to color map) detached, cover with slight loss at lower binding corner, signature fully intact. xvi,400 pp., illus. w/ 9 (of 10) photogravures, 2 color maps, additional photographs in text, lacking frontis. plate (possibly not included in this issue). Printed at the Ballantyne Press. Interior shows occasional, scattered light foxing, a few page numbers circled in penc... View more info

Chinese Folk Designs [Dover Pictorial Archives]

By: Hawley, W. M.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications: 1971

Seller ID: 039182

ISBN: 0486226336

Condition: Very Good


Stiff brown wraps. iv,315 pp., 160 Chinese art symbols illus. against variously colored backgrounds. Mild shelf/handling wear. Firm binding, clean interior. View more info

Shino Ware [Nippon Toji Zenshu 15: A Pageant of Japanese Ceramics]

By: Hayashiya, Seizo [Hiroko Nishida, translator]

Price: $135.00

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007939

Condition: Fine


Hardcover, approx. 10 1/4" x 13", ivory paper over boards, essentially as issued. In ivory stiff paper dust jacket with sepia-toned illus. on front [rear] panel. 83 + iv pp., illus. w/ 109 color plates, additional b&w illustrations. Housed in original slipcase showing lightly rubbed edges, with color plate on one side and list of sections (in Japanese) on the other. Two separate Lists of Plates at rear identify each plate in Japanese and English as to use/function, dimensions, ownership/institution. Title as given in 2-pp. essay at rear [pp. i-ii]. All title and publication information... View more info

Chinese Watercolours

By: Hejzlar, Josef; B. Forman (photographs); Till Gottheinerova (transl.); Natalie Graham and Derek French (revisions)

Price: $14.95

Publisher: London, Octopus Books Ltd.: 1980

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 033896

ISBN: 0706407954

Condition: Near Fine


Light brown cloth, spine panel lettered and front cover decorated in blind. Mild shelf wear, cloth slightly faded/sunned along edges and spine panel. 70 pp., illus. in b&w + 115 color plates at rear. View more info

A School's Gateway

By: Herrick, Cheesman A.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Girard College Print Shop: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019751

Condition: Near Fine


Wraps, stapled binding. 16 pp. Mildly toned covers, minimal actual wear. Text of address given at Girard College, Philadelphia, on 15 May 1938, about Silliman University, Dumaguete, Island of Negroes in the Philippines, a missionary college established soon after Admiral Dewey captured Manila in 1898, sponsored by Horace B. Silliman of Cohoes, New York. View more info