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With a letter on the properties of ginseng
Travels of the Jesuits, into various parts of the world: particularly China and the East-Indies.
Intermix'd with an account of the manners, government, civil and religious ceremonies, natural history, and curiosities, of the several nations visited by those fathers. Translated from the celebrated Lettres edifiantes & curieuses, ecrites des Missions etrangeres,... To which is now prefixed, An account of the Spanish settlements, in America, with a general index to the whole work. London printed for T. Piety, at the Rose and Crown in Paternoster-Row 1762
Second edition, corrected. Two volumes, 8vo (20 x 12.5 cm), pp.[ii], vi, xxii, , 487, [1, blank], 24, 2 folding maps; [vi], 507, , [19, index], [1, blank], folding plate, 3 folding maps. A very good set bound in contemporary speckled calf. A little rubbed. Contents, including maps and plate, clean and crisp.
Cordier BS 950 (first edition); Löwendahl 429 (first edition); Lust 250 (first edition)
Ethnographie des Peuples Étrangers a la Chine.
Ouvrage Composé au XIIe Siècle de Notre Ère. Traduit pour la Premiere Fois de Chinois avec un Commentaire Perpetuel par le Marquis d'Hervey de Saint-Denys. Premiere Partie: Pays Situes a l'Orient de l'Empire Chinois. Deuxieme Partie: Pays Situes au Midi de l'Empire Chinois. Geneve H. Georg 1876-1883
First edition. Two volumes, 4to, pp.x, 520, iv, (271)-591. A very good uncut set in original wrappers.
From the Mississippi to the Yangtze
a cruise in the China Seas. New York G.P. Putnam & Co 1852
First edition. 8vo (18.5 x 12.5 cm), pp.230, [2, advertisements]. A fine copy in contemporary tree calf, spine gilt with raised bands, boards with gilt frames. All edges marbled. A few spots, text otherwise crisp and clean.
Cordier BS 2121
A Chinese-English Dictionary.
Compiled for the China Inland Mission [with] English Index. Shanghai China Inland Mission and Presbytarian Mission Press 1931
First edition Two volumes 4to, pp.[viii], 1232; [ii], 184, [2, errata]. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leather, cloth boards. Cloth of second volume slightly stained.
Metisy Zabaikal'ia [People of Mixed Race from beyond the Baikal]
[An Anthropological Study] St. Petersburg 1904
First edition Folio, pp.VI, 127, two illustrations in the text and four folding printed tables mounted on linen. A good copy bound in modern maroon cloth, with library stamps of the General Staff and cancelled Lenin Library on the title. Bookplate of A.I. Ward.
Specimen Pages of Korean Moveable Type.
Collected & described by... Los Angeles Dawsons Book Shop 1966
First edition Folio, pp.73, frontispiece, 22 mounted specimens of Korean moveable type. No.170 of 300 copies. A very good copy in original cloth. Rather frayed plain dust wrapper. Some of the specimens have ancient stains.
From Paris to Pekin over Siberian snows.
A narrative of a journey by sledge over the snows of European Russia and Siberia, by caravan through Mongolia, across the Gobi Desert... through China to Pekin. London W. Swan Sonnenschein and Co. 1885
First edition pp.xix, 428, 14 plates, folding map. A very good copy in the original pictorial cloth, gilt. Dollar Institution stamp on front board, and prize label. Spine a little rubbed. Light spot to edge of cover. Inner hinges tender.
Scarce lithographed dictionary
Dictionnaire des Formes Cursives des Caracteres Chinois.
Paris Lithographed at Typo-Litho des Constructions Navales, Toulon. 1909
First edition Folio, pp.202, frontis. Bound in contemporary quarter cloth, marbled boards. Original wrappers bound in. A very good copy. Small tear to head of spine.
1802: Scarce early views of Canton and Whampoa
View of Canton.
Aquatint, 34 x 50 cm.
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.
Present Day Impressions of Japan.
The History, People, Commerce, Industries and Resources of Japan and Japan's Colonial Empire, Kwantung, Chosen, Taiwan, Karafuto. Chicago The Globe Encyclopedia Company 1919
First edition 4to, pp.931, 5 colour plates, many illustrations, folding map. A very good copy bound in the original publishers morocco, gilt decorated. Spine rubbed, some wear to foot of spine.
Catalogus Omnium Civitatum in Singulis Imperii Sinarum Provinciis Existentium,
cum orthographia, qua ipsarum nomina exprimere solent ex diversis nationibus missionarii ibedem commerantes, in Commodum S.C. de Progroganda Fide digestus a Fr. Josepho Novella Ord. Minor S. Francisci reformator. Rome Lithog. Danesi 1854
First edition Folio, pp.iv, 153, . Lithographed throughout, Chinese characters in text. An unsophisticated copy, untrimmed, rather dusty at edges, occasional minor foxing. Bound in library buckram.
COPAC: BL & Oxford only
"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