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1 Chase, W. Thomas Ancient Chinese Bronze Art. Casting the Precius Sacral Vessel
New York China House Gallery 1991 1st Edition Wrappers Fine Sm 4to 
Wraps, a fine copy, heavily illustrated and with much analytic commentary. 007345 
Price: 40.00 USD
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2 Du Halde, Jean-Baptiste Description Geographique, Historique, Chronologique, Politique, et Physique de l'Empire de la Chine et de la Tartarie Chinoise ...
Paris Chez P. G. Le Mercier 1735 First Edition Contemporary Full Calf Very Good Folios Maps, Copperplate Engravings 
Enrichie des Cartes générales et particulieres de ces Pays, de la Carte générale & des Cartes particulieres du Thibet, & de la Corée, & ornée d'un grand nombre de figures & de la Corée ; & ornée d'un grand nombre de Figures & de Vignettes gravées en Taille-douce. 4 volumes. "Besides a very detailed geographical description, the book gave encyclopedic coverage of all aspects of Chinese civilization: the emperors and the government; the military and police institutions; the nobility; agriculture and handicrafts; the "genius," the "glory" and the appearance of Chinese religion, ethics and ceremonies, science and medicine, money and commerce, language and writing system, the production of porcelain and silkworm breeding - Wikipedia. "First book describing any part of Alaska, containing a synopsis of Bering's unpublished report of his first voyage of 1728. - Howes D546." [ Brunet II:870 - "De beaux exempl., en m. r." ; Sommervogel IV:35.11; Cordier I:45-8; Cox I:355; Lada-Mocarski 2; Lust 12; Wickersham 6099]. There is also a Chinese Play, and the first map depicting Korea separately from the continent. The text comes from the Relations principally from 27 Jesuit missionaries to China, filled with details. 53 maps and plans, including double-page plates. Folios; 592, 725, 564, 520 pages, contemporary full calf, extra-gilt spines (dulled), cover of vol. 1 repaired. 42.75 X 27.75 cm. 007027 
Price: 15000.00 USD
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3 MARSHALL, William SHANGHAI
NY Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1979 0-03-021031-3 / 9780030210310 First Edition Boards and Cloth Fine Fine Octavo 
Novel of the city in the days before the Japanese attack in WWII. 000500 
Price: 30.00 USD
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4 Salisbury, Harrison E The Long March. The Untold Story
New York Harper & Row 1985 2nd Printing Cloth Fine Very good+ 8vo Signed by the Author
Fine copy of the second printing, in very good+ dust jacket with a little roughness to edges and folds. 007462 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Van Gulik, Robert The Willow Pattern
New York Scribner's 1965 First US Edition Cloth Very Good +  Very Good- 8vo 
Dust jacket is price-clipped and has short tears and small chips with two internal mends, scuffed. 003392  
Price: 30.00 USD
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6 Xujiahui guan xiang tai (China). FIFTY YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC WORK. The Observatory of Zi-Ka-Wei.
Paris Impr. d'art G. Bouan 1929 First Edition Printed Wrappers Very Good 4to 
In 1873, Jesuit scientists re-established their meteorological observatory at Zi-Ka-Wei, about four miles from Shanghai. It became the largest private meteorological organization in the world, connecting a network of stations from Siberia to Manila, from Indo-China to Guam, creating the Earth Physics Institute. This illustrated work celebrates its Golden Anniversary. Quarto, 23 leaves, 28 cm., printed bi-lingual wrappers, short tear at heel of spine 006937 
Price: 300.00 USD
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