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Treasures of the Buddha: The Glories of Sacred Asia

By: Lowenstein, Tom

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Duncan Baird Publishers: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014645

ISBN: 1844834174

Condition: New


Gold paper covered boards, in dust jacket. New, unopened in original publisher's shrinkwrap. 224 pp., 160+ color plates. View more info

Bokken: Art of the Japanese Sword (Literary Links to the Orient)

By: Lowry, Dave; Mike Lee (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Santa Clarita, CA, Ohara Publications, Inc.: 1986

Seller ID: 037581

ISBN: 0897501047

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff pictorial wraps. Mild shelf wear, mildly rubbed along front joint. Firm, uncreased binding, clean interior. 192 pp., illus. 10th ptg.: 1994. View more info

Kenya: The Land, Its Art, and Its Wildlife - An Anthology

By: Lumley, Frederick;Forman, Werner

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Studio Vista: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031240

ISBN: 0289707277

Condition: Near Fine


Brown cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. Light shelf wear, gift inscription on front flyleaf. 124 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs, some color. Color pictorial dust jacket shows light shelf wear. View more info

African Societies

By: Mair, Lucy

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London and New York, Cambridge University Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031185

ISBN: 0521098548

Condition: Near Fine


Brown stiff illus. wraps. Light shelf wear, light stress creasing along a firm, square binding. [vii],251 pp., maps. View more info

Almond Garden: Portraits from the Women's Prisons in Afghanistan

By: Maj, Gabriela

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Daylight Community Arts Foundation: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 049242

ISBN: B013PSY7P2

Condition: Near Fine


White cloth, color front cover pastedown, oblong format. Minor surface scratch to front cover, slightly soiled cloth, otherwise as issued. Illus. w/ color plates. View more info

The Mystery of the Great Zimbabwe: A New Solution

By: Mallows, Wilfrid

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Co.: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 044062

ISBN: 0393017893

Condition: Near Fine


Rust cloth, lettered in gold foil. Very slightly rubbed corners and extremities, light foxing along text block edges and lower front flyleaf, former owner signature inked out on upper front flyleaf. Firm binding, clean interior. xviii,163 pp., illus. Pictorial dust jacket shows 1" closed tear at top rear flap fold, otherwise essentially as issued, now in mylar. 1st edition, complete number line. View more info

Secret Tibet

By: Maraini, Fosco; Eric Mosbacher and Guido Waldman (transl.); Bernard Berenson (intro.)

Price: $19.95

Publisher: London, The Harvill Press: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 044391

ISBN: 1860466931

Condition: Fine


Dark blue cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. As issued, with note to slight binding lean original to issued. Color illus. dust jacket as issued, now in mylar. xxii,425 pp. 1st edition, complete number line. View more info

Batouala: A Novel

By: Maran, Rene

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York, Thomas Seltzer: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030371

Condition: Good


Dark green cloth, lettered in gilt. Considerable wear, but intact. Cloth separated along length of front joint, which remains firm, with rubbing and mild fraying at spine extremities, minor exposure at corners. Slight binding lean. Text block edges dulled by age. Rear hinge split. 207 pp. Early 20th-century historically accurate portrait of French Colonial Africa prior to independence, without racial stereotyping, originally published in French. First American edition, matching dates, no mention of later printings. View more info

Five Years of the New Society

By: Marcos, Ferdinand E.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Ferdinand E. Marcos: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 047846

ISBN: B002QQ21T4

Condition: VG+


SOFTCOVER, unprinted white wraps. Call label affixed to lower spine panel with tape, otherwise no marks or stamps. Square, uncreased binding, clean interior though somewhat toned. Slight handling wear. [vii],271 pp. Gotham Book Mart collection. Scarce. View more info

Mysterious Tales of Japan [INSCRIBED]

By: Martin, Rafe

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 022933

ISBN: 039922677X

Condition: Fine


Dark green paper-covered boards, lettered in gold foil. Very slightly bumped at heel of spine, essentially as issued. Dust jacket shows light shelf wear, now in archival mylar. [v],74 pp., illus. w/ color plates. Accompanied by original publisher's bookmark. Inscribed by author on title page, signed as "Rafe," dated Dec. 1996. View more info

Folklore of Wells, Being a Study of Water-Worship in East and West [INSCRIBED]

By: Masani, R. P.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Bombay, India, D. B. Taraporevala Sons & Co.: 1918

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 041535

ISBN: B003OMIXFK

Condition: Very Good


Light green cloth, lettered in gilt. Mild shelf wear, toned spine panel, top corners rubbed with slight exposure. xxvi,131 pp., illus. w/ tinted plates. Mildly toned interior. Inscribed by author on front flyleaf to H. S. Milford, Esq., unsigned but "With the author's compliments." View more info

Pictures from Africa and the Mediterranean Basin

By: McBain, F. C. A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1956

Seller ID: 031242

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff light green pictorial wraps. 1962 ptg. Light shelf wear, slightly rubbed spine extremities. 99 b&w photographs of Nigeria, the Sudan, Kenya, Tanganyika, Rhodesia, South Africa, also Algeria, Italy, Greece. Oxford Progressive Geography, Junior Series, Book I. Scarce. View more info

The White Lions of Timbavati

By: McBride, Chris

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York and London, Paddington Press Ltd.: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031201

ISBN: 0448226774

Condition: VG+


Brown cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. Minimally ex-library, stamped text block edges and title pages with circulation pocket mounted on rear flyleaf, never actually circulated and thus only slight shelf wear, nearly as issued. Dust jacket shows slight shelf wear, call label mounted on lower spine panel, now in mylar. 220 pp., illus. w/ color plates. View more info

Visions of Vietnam

By: McJunkin, James N.; Crace, Max D.; Shelby Stanon, Capt., U.S. Army (Ret.) (fwd.)

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Novato, CA, Presidio Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031231

ISBN: 0891411755

Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth, lettered in silver foil. Slight shelf wear, front board slightly warped. Dust jacket slightly toned by age, otherwise nicely intact, now in mylar. Fully illus. w/ full page b&w photograph or drawing on every recto with facing-page commentary/caption. View more info

Oral Tradition from the Indus. Comprised in Tales. To Which Are Added Explanatory Notes [INSCRIBED]

By: McNair, Major J. F. A., and Thomas Lambert Barlow

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Brighton, England, Printed at the Cranbourne Printing Works by R. Gosden: 1908

Edition: Revised Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 041549

ISBN: B002WUEN18

Condition: Very Good


HARDCOVER. 1st edition thus (revised and corrected: 1908). Red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Cover cloth is mildly soiled in a few areas, with slight spotting to rear cover as if splashed with moisture at some point, spine panel somewhat sunned. Mildly rubbed corners and spine extremities. Modest foxing to endpapers and several early leaves, light foxing through much of interior. Firm hinges, clean and unmarked interior. Vintage Samuel Weiser bookseller's tag mounted on lower front fixed endpaper. xvi,157 pp., frontis. map, b&w plates. Inscribed on upper main title by co-auth... View more info

Te Maori: Maori Art from New Zealand Collections

By: Mead, Sidney Moko (editor); Agnes Sullivan, David R. Simmons, Anne Salmond, Bernie Kernot, Piri Sciascia (text); Athol McCredie (photographs)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams/American Federation of Arts: 1984

Seller ID: 018467

ISBN: 0917418751

Condition: Near Fine


Color pictorial stiff paper wraps. Slight shelf wear, almost as issued. 244 pp., 60 color plates, 36 b&w figures in text, 5 maps, 176 catalogued objects with b&w plates at rear. View more info

The Works of Mencius

By: Mencius; James Legge (transl., notes, indexes)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications: 1970

Seller ID: 039242

ISBN: 0486263754

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff pictorial wraps. Mild rubbing along edges and at corners. Square, uncreased binding, clean and unmarked interior. Light crease to front flyleaf. viii,587 pp. View more info

Mencius: A New Tranlsation

By: Mencius; W. A. C. H. Dobson (transl., annotations)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1963

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 042140

Condition: Fine


Fuchsia cloth, lettered in gold foil. Former owner's initials inked on upper front flyleaf and some penciled notes on a rear blank, otherwise as issued. Illus. dust jacket is mildly rubbed with several short closed tears and associated creasing along edges, displays well in mylar. xviii,215 pp. View more info

India [Twenty-Shilling Series of Color Plate Books]

By: Menpes, Mortimer

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Adam and Charles Black: 1905

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 046902

ISBN: B004ALIJVM

Condition: Near Fine


Red cloth, lettered/decorated in gilt, green, and pale orange, top text block edge in gilt. 2nd ptg.: 1912. Minor shelf wear, text block edges a bit toned/foxed. Firm binding, clean interior beyond mild foxing/spotting to flyleaves and a few early/late leaves. xii,216 pp., 68 color plates w/ guards. View more info

Alger la mémoire [El Djezaïr: la mémoire]

By: Messikh, Mohammed Sadek

Price: $195.00

Publisher: Skikda, Algeria, Editions Rais: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GR175

ISBN: 2842720350

Condition: Fine


Black textured paper over boards. As issued. Color pictorial dust jacket as issued, now in mylar. 160 pp., illus. w/ sepia tinted plates, maps, period engravings, etc., depicting Algerian life and architecture . 1st edition, apparently published simultaneously in Arabic and French, Dec. 1997. Very scarce original edition. View more info

Hunting Big Game in the Wilds of Africa, Containing Thrilling Adventures of the Famous Roosevelt Expedition . . . [Salesman's Sample/Dummy]

By: Miller, J. Martin

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL, C. W. Stanton Co.: 1909

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 034049

Condition: Near Fine


Green cloth, lettered in gilt and bordered in black, color front cover pastedown illus., marbled endpapers. Lightly rubbed corners and spine extremities. Firm binding, clean interior. Thin strip of paper remnant on upper front pastedown. Faint residue of child's pencil doodles (erased, apparently) on blank verso of both front and rear flyleaf, otherwise unmarked; not issued with a purchaser register. Nicely preserved salesman's dummy that clearly saw little handling. View more info

Ice and Green Clouds: Traditions of Chinese Celadon

By: Mino, Yutaka, and Katherine R. Tsiang

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Indianapolis and Bloomington, IN, Indiana Museum of Art/Indiana University Press: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 036264

ISBN: 0936260165

Condition: Fine


HARDCOVER EDITION, bound in original pale olive-gray cloth, lettered in gold foil. Two small (approx. 1/4") dark spots along upper front joint cloth, otherwise as issued. Dust jacket shows slight rubbing, now in mylar. 240 pp., illus. w/ color, b&w photographs. Catalogue to accompany 1986-88 exhibition in Indianapolis, Minneapolis, New York, Fort Worth, and Chicago. Please note that this listing is for the extremely scarce hardcover edition, this ISBN misidentified in most online databases as softcover. View more info

Through the Zulu Country: Its Battlefields and People

By: Mitford, Bertram; Ian Knight (intro.)

Price: $17.95

Publisher: London and Novato, CA, Greenhill Press/Presidio Press: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 048884

ISBN: 1853671169

Condition: Fine


Dark red paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. Mended bump/abrasion along back cover fore-edge, otherwise as issued. xxvi,257 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. Pictorial dust jacket shows minor surface rubbing, tape repair to small closed tear along rear flap fold, now in mylar. View more info

A Collection of Nagasaki Colour Prints and Paintings Showing the Influence of Chinese and European Art on That of Japan

By: Mody, N. H. N.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Rutland, VT and Tokyo, Japan, Charles E. Tuttle Co.: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 023693

Condition: Fine


Tan buckram, lettered and illus. in black. Text block edges ever so slightly dulled by age, otherwise essentially as issued. Color illus. dust jacket is rubbed along edges, a bit chipped at head of spine, with small area of paper loss at base of front joint, with clipped bottom front flap corner, now in archival mylar. xxxiv pp. + 250 plates, 25 of which are color, w/ (14) additional pages at rear in Japanese. View more info

Legends of the Eight Immortals of Taoism

By: Morgan, Harry T.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harry T. Morgan [Self-Published]: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034101

Condition: VG+


Booklet, royal blue wraps, lettered in black. Light handling wear. [12] pp., illus. Contains one page each, with an illustration, on the Eight Immortals: Chung-li Ch'uan, Chang Kuo-lao, Lu Tung-pin, Ts'ao Kno-chiu, Li T'ieh-kuai, Han Hsiang-tzu, Lan Ts'ai-ho, Ho Hsien-ku, Lao Tze, followed by a dynastic list (Ancient Chinese, Ming, Manchu, Ching). Scarce. View more info