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Unrecorded Peking playbill
A Diplomatist. Comedy in II acts by Scribe.
To be followed by Cox and Box. Operetta by F. C. Burnand & A. Sullivan. British Legation, Peking, January 21, 1873. The curtain will rise at half past eight. Peking [privately printed] 1873
Lithographed pictorial playbill on a single sheet of laid paper, 33 x 20.5 cm. Paper with countermark of Britannia enthroned. In excellent condition, with a single faint fold mark.
We locate no comparable material in institutional collections.
Laurence Binyon's copy
La Philosophie de la Nature dans l'Art d'Extreme-Orient.
Illustré d'apres les originaux des maitres du paysage des VIIIe au XVIIe siecles de quatre gravures sur bois de K. Ehawa et S. Izumi. Paris Librairie Renouard 1906
First edition, folio, pp., iv, 160, , 14 plates, 4 being tipped-in colour woodblocks. No.7 of 500 copies. A very good copy rebound in half calf, marbled boards. Half title a little soiled. With warm presentation inscription to Laurence Binyon, signed by the author.
The Cities and Towns of China. A Geographical Dictionary.
Hong Kong Noronha & Co. 1879
Reprint of 1910 second edition. pp.xii, 417, 31, lviii. Text complete, but without map. Stamp of British Consulate Chinkiang ontitle. Original cloth boards stained. Spine lacking. Text lightly age-toned. A copy for binding.
The Freer Chinese Bronzes. Volumes I & II.
Volume I: Catalogue; Volume II: Technical Studies Washington 1967-1969
First edition 4to, pp.638; pp.257. numerous illustrations, some colour, maps Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art, Oriental Studies, No. 7 A very good set in original cloth, spines gently faded.
The great collection of Jesuit letters
Lettres édifiantes et curieuses,
écrites des missions étrangères. Toulouse Nole-Etienne Sens & Auguste Gaude 1810-11
Nouvelle édition, twenty six volumes, 12mo, in total more than 9,900 pages, 28 plates, 27 maps and plans, many folding. A very good complete set, handsomely bound in crimson quarter morocco, marbled boards and end-papers, by SILI of Saigon. Spines a little sun-faded. A few marginal tears.
Cordier BS 937
The Land of the Lamas.
Notes of a Journey through China, Mongolia and Tibet. London Longmans, Green, and Co. 1891
First English edition pp.viii, 399, 61 illustrations, 2 maps. A very good copy of the scarce London edition in original cloth. Leather title label on spine. Minor shelf wear to foot of spine and corners. Inner hinges strained.
Battle of Shanghai in photographs
Four months of war.
A pen and picture record of the hostilities between Japan and China in and around Shanghai, from August 9th till December 20th, 1937, from the press of the "North-China Daily News". Shanghai North-China Daily News & Herald Limited 
Oblong 4to (22.5 x 28.5 cm), pp.[ii], 143, 13 cartoons by Sapajou, many photographic illustrations, printed maps on endpapers. A very good copy in the original cloth-backed boards. Front hinge tender.
Transcribing the Hebrew Satan into Chinese
Nouveau Syllabaire et Alphabet Chinois Phonetique.
Nancy Grimblot & Vve Raybois; Lith. L. Christophe 1856-7
First edition. 8vo (21.5 13.5 cm), pp.6, [1, blank], 25 (lithographed Chinese text), [ii]. Printed French and English text. With lithographed Arabic, Hebrew, Manchu, and Sanskrit characters. Propagation des Sciences Européennes dans l'Extreme Orient. A very good copy bound in contemporary half calf. Shelfmark and blindstamp of British and Foreign Bible Society on initial blank.
COPAC records a single copy at Cambridge.
Extensive survey of ancient Chinese art
A History of early Chinese art.
Volume I: The Prehistoric and pre-Han Periods. London Ernest Benn, Limited 1929
First edition. 4to (32.5 x 23.5 cm), pp.xiii, [i], 75, [1, blank], , 108 collotype plates, each with tissue guard and printed caption, illustrations to text. One of four volumes only. A very good copy in original cloth. Small cancelled stamp of the University of London to front free endpaper.