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 NANCE, FLORENCE RUSH (BORN KEISER):, Soochow the Garden City. Shanghai; Hong Kong; Singapore, Kelly & Walsh, Ltd, 1936.
NANCE, FLORENCE RUSH (BORN KEISER):
Soochow the Garden City. Shanghai; Hong Kong; Singapore, Kelly & Walsh, Ltd, 1936.
. (viii), 76. With five folding maps and twenty-four halftone photographic plates. Photos by C.H. Wong and A.J. Waller. Original pictorial paper boards with endpapers illustrating maps of Soochow waterways. First edition of this practical guide to Soochow and surroundings. Comprising six different sight-seeing trips and recommendations of attractions and shopping. A lovely copy. Florence Rush Nance had a science degree from Vanderbilt. She married a Methodist missionary and moved to China where she taught at the McTyeire School for Young Ladies in Shanghai and at Soochow University. She died in Shanghai in 1940.
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NEUMANN, CARL FRIEDRICH (TRANSLATOR):
[Zhong-guo Xuetang] Lehrsaal des Mittelreiches. Enthaltend die Encyclopädie der chinesischen Jugend und das Buch des ewigen Geistes und der ewigen Materie. Zum erstenmal in Deutschland herausgegeben, übersetzt und erläutert. München, Wolff, 1836.
. 4to. Front portrait of Confucius, pp. (ii), 45 + 19 with text in Chinese. Contemporary marbled boards, rubbed, original printed wrappers bound in. Bookplate. Some minor browning. Ownership signature in ink on titlepage. Contains the "San zi jing" (Three Character Classic) originally compiled in the 13th century and used in teaching at the elementary school. Included is a manuscript titled: "Din 214 Pu, d.i. Klassenzeichen der chinesischen Sprache". Lvs 11 with Chinese text. In addition, our copy has one more manuscript of 13 folding lvs with annotations in Chinese connected to the "Din 214 Pu", and others dealing with the grammar, loosely enclosed in pocket at rear. Cordier BS 1412. Löwendahl 915. Walravens, China Illustrata p. 76.
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 OGAWA, KAZUMASA (ED.):, The Hanami (Flower-Picnic) described by S. Takashima. Reproduced and Published by K. Ogawa. Yokohama, Hongkong, Shanghai & Singapore, Kelly & Walsh 1897.
OGAWA, KAZUMASA (ED.):
The Hanami (Flower-Picnic) described by S. Takashima. Reproduced and Published by K. Ogawa. Yokohama, Hongkong, Shanghai & Singapore, Kelly & Walsh 1897.
. Oblong folio. Pp. (iv), (i) and 25 coloured collotypes, of which 24 made from photographs with captions in English. Including title and introduction in English by Suteta Takashima, and at rear a Japanese colophon. Original decorated silk-covered boards, g.e., gilt endpapers, extremities with light wear and covers slightly dusty. Title label on front cover. Scarce work with lovely colour illustrations of hanami celebrations, a traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of sakura (cherry blossom) and less frequently of plum (ume). The pictures are taken from three well-known flower resorts: Ueno Park, Mukojima and Koganei. Kazumasa Ogawa (1860-1929), renowned Japanese photographer opened the first photographic studio in Tokyo in 1882. He published this type of collotype album to promote Japanese culture to westerners at the end of the 19th century.
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OLLONE, HENRI D' & GIÉBRIANT, JEAN BAPTISTE MARIE BUDES DE:
[LOLO & MIAO] Écritures des peuples non chinois de la Chine. Quatre dictionnaires Lolo et Miao Tseu dressés par le commendant d'Ollon avec le concours de Monseigneur de Guébriant. Paris, E. Leroux, 1912.
. Tall 4to (27 x 21 cm). Pp. 301, table 1, (1). With one map, nine plates and 103 tables in the text. Publisher's quarter calf on marbled paper boards, gilt lettered spine, rubbed, spine faded, hinges starting to crack. First ten leaves with 2 cm marginal tear. Comprises three dictionaries treating the Lolo language and one dictionary of the Miao (Hmongic) language. Cordier, BS, 4031.
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ORLÉANS, PIERRE JOSEPH D':
Histoire des deux conquérans tartares qui ont subjugué la Chine. Paris, Claude Barbin, 1688.
. Pp. xxx, 320 + 37. (Half title not present). Contemporary calf, spine with five raised bands, richly gilt and red title label, rubbed. Bookplate. First edition, first issue. A second issue appeared in 1689. An historical account of the Manchu conquest based on the works of Martini and Schall, including the Flemish Jesuit Verbiest's two journeys together with the emperor K'ang-hsi'; one to Manchuria in 1682 and one to Mongolia in 1683. Cordier BS 629. Löwendahl 190. Streit (1929) 2596.
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OSBECK, PEHR / TORÉEN, OLOF / EKEBERG, CARL GUSTAV:
A Voyage to China and the East Indies by Pehr Osbeck. Together with a voyage to Suratte by Olof Toreen. And an Account of the Chinese husbandry by Captain Charles Gustavus Eckeberg, translated from the German, by John Reinhold Forster. To which are added, a faunula and flora sinenses. Two volumes. London, printed for B. White, 1771.
. Pp. xx, 396; (ii), 367, (1) + index (32). With 13 engraved plates of which 11 of plants. Contemporary full calf, spines gilt with red title labels (one with loss), rubbed and hinges cracked, hinges restored. Old ownership signature, traces of bookplates on front pastedown. Partly with some minor staining. First English edition of Osbeck's and Torén's travels, originally published in Swedish in 1757. Additionally included an account by Carl Gustav Ekeberg who made several voyages in the service of the Swedish East India Company between the years 1742 and 1778. Ekeberg's account covers a voyage to China in 1770-71 on the ship Finland and includes interesting descriptions of Canton, Whampoa, Hainan and Sumatra. Cordier BS 2098. Lust 350. Löwendahl 491 & 569. Soulsby 3601.
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PAUL, WILLIAM CHRISTIAN:
Old Chinese Embroideries. A brief explanation of their symbolism. New York, Kwong Yuen & Co., (1929).
. Small 8vo. Pp. 15. With illustrations in the text. Original red and yellow decorated wrappers. A charming leaflet about various symbols in Chinese embroidery.
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PAUTHIER, G. & BAZIN:
Chine Moderne ou Description Historique, Geographique et Littéraire de ce vaste empire, d'après des documents Chinois. 2 parts in 1 vol. Paris 1853.
. Pp. 675. With 16 engraved plates (a few slightly stained) and one folding engraved plan of Peking (strengthened). Original decorated boards. ( L'Univers x). Cordier BS 87.
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PAUTHIER, JEAN-PIERRE-GUILLAUME:
L'Inscription syro-chinoise de Si-ngan-fou, monument nestorien élevé en Chine l'an 781 de notre ére, et découvert en 1625. Texte chinois accompagné de la prononciation figurée, d'une version latine verbale, d'une traduction française de l'Inscription et de commentaires chinois auxquels elle a donné lieu, ainsi que de notes philologiques et historiques. Paris, librairie de Firmin Didot frères, fils et Ce, 1858.
. Pp. iii-xvi, (ii), 3-96 (series title missing). With one large folding engraved plate "l'inscription syro-chinoise de Si-ngan-fou". Contemporary quarter green morocco on marbled boards, worn, upper hinge cracked. Copy of Li Shaobai (Ly Chao-pée), one of the first Chinese to teach Chinese in France, with his signature on title. The Nestorian stele was erected in A.D. 781 in Xi'anfu and buried in 845 probably during religious suppression. It was rediscovered in 1625 by the Jesuits proving that the Christian religion had already made its entry into China several centuries earlier. The stele with text in both Chinese and Syriac describes the existence of Christian communities in several places in northern China. Cordier BS 776-7. Löwendahl 1796.
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Book number: 120603
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PIRY, A. THÉOPHILE:
Paraphrase du Saint Edit dans le dialecte de Péking par Théophile Piry. No place 1882.
. Small folio. Lvs (60). Contemporary quarter calf, red title label lettered in gilt on upper cover, worn. Front end papers loose. A paraphrase of the "Sacred Edict" (Sheng-yü kuang-hsün), a set of moral and governmental instructions executed in the 17th century. It comprises 16 moral maxims which can be regarded as the basic laws of China during the Ch'ing dynasty. Originally written by the Kang-hsi emperor (1662-1722) and later on extended by his son and successor the Yung-cheng emperor (1723-1735). Théophile Piry (1880-1915) arrived in China in 1870 and is mainly known for having introduced the modern postal service in China in 1911. Not in Cordier.
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PIRY, A. THÉOPHILE:
Le Saint Edit. étude de littérature chinoise préparée par A. Théophile Piry, du Service des Douanes Maritimes de Chine. Shanghai, Bureau des Statistiques, Inspectorat Général des Douanes, 1879.
. 4to. Pp. xx, 317, (3) + one folding table "Caracteres du Saint Edit" (loose). Publisher's blue full calico on boards, blindstamped decorated frames, gilt-stamped title in Chinese characters on upper cover. A French edition of the revised version of the "Sacred Edict" (Sheng-yü kuang-hsün), a popular text book for the improvement of manners in China. It contains 16 moral maxims which can be regarded as the basic laws of China during the Ch'ing dynasty. Originally written by the Kang-hsi emperor and later on extended by his successor the Yung-cheng emperor. Cordier BS 1427.
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Book number: 25063
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PLANT, CORNELL:
Glimpses of the Yangtze Gorges. Shanghai, Hongkong, Singapore, Kelly & Walsh,1936.
. Pp. xv, 86. With colour frontispiece and richly illustrated throughout, with photographs and some drawings by Ivon A. Donelly. Reprint of the second edition 1926. Original blue cloth, slightly shaken. Internally crisp and clean. This was the guide to navigate the Yangtze, including descriptions of the great gorges, and different types of junks and modern steamers.
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Book number: 120750
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DU PONCEAU, PETER STEPHEN & MORRONE, JOSEPH & DE LA PALUN:
A Dissertation on the Nature and Character of the Chinese System of Writing, in a Letter to John Vaughan, esq ... To which are Subjoined, a Vocabulary of the Cochinchinese Language by Father Joseph Morrone, R.C. Missionary at Saigon, ... And a Cochinchinese and Latin Dictionary, in Use Among the R.C. Missions in Cochinchina. Philadelphia, for the American Philosophical Society, 1838.
. Pp. (ii), xxxii, 375, (1). With 10 lithographed plates of Chinese characters. Original cloth backed boards, printed paper label on spine, small notch to upper cover. First edition. ("Transactions of the Historical and Literary Committee of the American Phil. Society. Vol. ii. "). Cordier BS 1739-40 & BI 2281-82. Löwendahl 926. Lust 982. Vater p.18.
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Book number: 23024
€  680.00 [Appr.: US$ 824.94 | £UK 602 | JP¥ 85299]
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PRÉMARE, JOSEPH HENRY MARIE DE:
Notitia linguae sinicae. Hongkong, La Société des Missions Étrangères, 1894.
. Pp. 255. Original printed wrappers with some minor staining and chipped along edges. De Prémare was a Jesuit missionary who served in Guangxi in the beginning of the 18th century. In 1724 when the Emperor virtually banned Christianity over the Chinese Rites controversy, Prémare had to leave for Guangzhou and later went to Macau where he died in 1739. He became one of the most significant sinologists of his time and his principal work "Notitia linguae sinicae" is considered the most important Chinese grammar in a European language of the time. It explains the rules and usage of the vulgar Chinese language (siao shue) and the style of the written, literary language (wen tschang). The renowned English sinologist James Legge calls it "an invaluable work, which it could hardly be possible to speak in too high terms". (See Catholic Encyclopedia). It was not published until 100 years later in Malacca in 1831. (Because the Ms was sent to Stephanus Fourmont who published a grammar himself and deliberately delayed the publication of Prémare's work). This is a later edition. Cordier BS 1669. Cf Vater p. 68.
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PRÉMARE, JOSEPH HENRY MARIE DE:
Notitia linguae sinicae. Malaccae: cura academiae anglo-sinensis, 1831.
. Folio. Pp. 262, one blank leaf, index pp. 28. With text in Latin and Chinese. Copy with wide margins. The paper is very brittle and a few leaves have minor tears, some with dog-ears, and a few with small loss at outer corner. Some staining to title page. Otherwise a fine copy. Contemporary paper wrappers, fragile and chipped, upper cover restored. Housed in a specially made box. First edition of this significant and substantial Chinese grammar compiled in 1736 but kept in mss form in Paris for almost 100 years before it was published at Malacca. Edited by Abel-Rémusat who also composed the index. Provenance: We assume this copy used to belong to Lord Kingsborough (1795-1837) who financed the publication. Later it was presented to the Catholic College in Dublin (for the Foreign Missions) by Bookseller Thomas Fleming (inscription dated January 21 1844). With Fleming's bookplate on front paste down and Catholic College stamp on title. A contemporary three-page manuscript (in the hand of T. Fleming?) inserted explaining the importance of Prémare's grammar. It continues saying that the late Lord Kingsborough financed the publication and that most of the edition still remained in the East. However a few copies were sold at the auction in 1842 of Kingsborough's splendid collection of works on Eastern and Mexican literature and antiquities in Dublin. We believe this copy was acquired at the sale and later presented to the Catholic College. De Prémare was a Jesuit missionary who served in Guangxi in the beginning of the 18th century. In 1724 when the Emperor virtually banned Christianity over the Chinese Rites controversy, Prémare had to leave for Guangzhou and later moved to Macau where he died in 1739. He became one of the most significant sinologists of his time and his principal work "Notitia linguae sinicae" was considered the first important Chinese grammar in a European language. It resembles more a text book explaining rules and usage of the vulgar Chinese language (siao shue) and also the style of the written, literary language (wen tschang). It contains more than 50 000 characters. Lord Kingsborough "offered the sum of GBP 1,500 to the [Anglo-Chinese] college if it would agree to publish an edition of Notitia linguae sinicae [...] The offer was made to [Robert] Morrison with the assurance that by publishing 'a work of this learned Jesuit - confessedly the most profoundly versed in the genius of the Chinese language of the Roman Catholic missionaries, who visited China', the College would be 'doing a thing useful to the friends of science and creditable to themselves'. It must surely have been something of a challenge to the scholarly detachment of a Presbyterian evangelist to be asked to publish the work of a Jesuit sinologue; but fifteen hundred pounds was a handsome offer, and Morrison accepted it" (Harrison pp. 56-7). Cordier BS 1664. Harrison, The Anglo Chinese College at Malacca (1979). Löwendahl 883. Lundbaek (1991:1) pp. 64-102 & 178-9. Zenker BO 6691.
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