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The Chronicles of the East India Company trading to China, 1635-1834.
Vol.I-IV: 1635-1834. Vol.V: Supplementary, 1742-74. Oxford at the Clarendon Press 1926-29
First edition Five volumes, pp.[xxii], 305, [8, tables], 5 plates, 2 folding maps; [viii], 435, [16, list of ships], 2 plates, 2 folding maps; [viii], 388, , 6 plates, folding map; [viii], 427, 6 plates; [x], 212, 2 plates. A very good set in original cloth. From the library of C.C. Davies, Historian of India.
"Curious... interesting... exciting"
A digest of the despatches on China.
(Including those received on the 27th of March); with a connecting narrative and comments. London James Ridgway 1840
8vo (22 x 11 cm), pp.[iv], 240. Bound in contemporary green half calf, marbled boards, by S. Mepham, Dorchester. A very good copy.
Löwendahl 940; Lust 604
With Chinese paintings from a seminal exhibition
A Collection of famous Chinese paintings, Tang, Sung, Yuan & Ming Dynasties.
Taipei Chengwen Publishing Company 
First edition. Two volumes, large folio (54 x 39 cm), 221 plates, some in colour. Chinese preface and text, plate list and captions also in English. A very good set in original cloth. This set is heavy and may incur additional postage.
The foundation of the Qing Dynasty
Histoire de la Conqueste de la Chine par les Tartares.
Contenant plusieurs choses remarquables, touchant la religion, les moeurs, & les coûtumes de ces deux nations, & principalement de la dernière. Ecrite en espagnol... Et traduit en françois par le sieur de Collet. Paris Antoine Bertier 1670
First edition in French. Small 8vo (17.5 x 11.5 cm), pp.[xvi], 478, [1, colophon], [1, blank], frontispiece (incorporating a map). A very good copy bound in contemporary calf, neatly rebacked, preserving sections of original spine. Corners repaired.
Cordier BS 627; Löwendahl 148 (Spanish edition); Lust 447; Morrison II, p.190
Chinese Account of the Opium War.
Shanghai Kelly & Walsh 1888
First edition pp.ii, 82, corrigenda leaf. The Pagoda Library, Volume 1. A disbound copy in very good condition. Half-title browned at foot, spine reinforced with tape, ink line in margin of pages 19-20. Ownership stamp of Sir Hiram S. Maxim.
Along the Yangtze & in Sichuan
Up the Yang-Tse.
(Reprinted from the 'China Review'.) With sketch maps. Hong Kong printed at the 'China Mail' Office 1891
First edition in book form. 8vo (22 x 14.5 cm), pp.[iv], 308, vi (index), 8 maps, 7 folding. With printed Chinese characters in text. A very good copy bound in later half calf, marbled boards. First map torn at fold, without loss. Several pencil corrections to text.
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.
Picnic on the ice at Peking
Programme de la promenade en traineaux
offerte a leurs camarades par les officiers de l'état-major et des services de la Brigade d'Occupation. Peking lithographed by Panoy, after drawings by F. Merrier 1901
Double-sided lithograph on a single sheet of paper (29.5 x 42 cm), folded in half. Lithographed illustrations in black and gold.
We locate no institutional copies.
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.
First German edition of Pinto's travels
Wunderliche und merkwürdige Reisen Ferdinandi Mendez Pinto.
Amsterdam Heinrich & Dietrich Boom 1671
First edition in German. Small 4to, pp.[ii, engraved title], [vi], 392, [1, colophon], [1, blank], 11 plates. Bound in 18th-century quarter vellum over boards. Lower hinge split, lower board still attached to spine. Contents in very good condition.
Cordier BS 2068; Morrison II, p.334; Reiss & Auvermann 675. COPAC records a single copy at the British Library.
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 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.