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BALLER, FREDERICK WLLIAM:
A Vocabulary of the Colloquial Rendering of the Sacred Edict. Shanghai, American Presbyterian Mission Press, 1892.
. Pp. xiv, 217 + errata slip. Contemporary half calf, rubbed. Ownership signature in ink on front endpaper. First edition. Baller (1852-1922) was a British missionary who lived in China most of his life where he worked for the China Inland Mission. This vocabulary belongs to Baller's translation of the Sacred Edict. Cordier BS 1428.
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Book number: 37052
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BARZINI, LUIGI:
La Metà de Mondo vista da un' automobile. Da Pechino a Parigi in sessanta giorni. Milano, Ulrico Hoepli, 1908.
. Pp. xxx, (ii) adv, 523. With numerous illustrations, thirteen full page plates and one folding map in a pocket at rear. Publisher's green cloth printed in white with a photograph inserted on upper cover, lightly rubbed, small tear at upper back hinge. Some minor staining. First edition. A narrative of the spectacular motor race between Peking and Paris in 1907. Luigi Barzini, the renowned Italian journalist accompanied Prince Scipione Borghese on the adventurous journey. Borghese won convincingly.
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Book number: 120555
€  350.00 [Appr.: US$ 416.34 | £UK 301.5 | JP• 45148]
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BAZIN, ANTOINE PIERRE LOUIS:
Mémoire sur les principes généraux de chinois vulgaire. Extrait du Journal Asiatique. Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1845.
. Pp. (iv), 120. Uncut and unopened copy in wrappers. First edition of this interesting work on idiomatic language with Chinese characters printed throughout. Bazin was professor in Chinese at BibliothŤque Royale. Cordier BS 1670.
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Book number: 38005
€  400.00 [Appr.: US$ 475.82 | £UK 344.5 | JP• 51597]
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BAZIN, ANTOINE PIERRE LOUIS (TRANSL. & ED.):
Théatre chinois ou choix de pièces de théatre composées sous les empereurs mongols. Paris, imprimé par autorisation du roi à l'Imprimerie Royale, 1838.
. Pp. (iv), lxiii, 410, table (1). Contemporary quarter calf on marbled boards, spine decorated in gilt. Partly with some minor staining. The four plays are: "Zhou meixiang" by Zheng Guangzu; "He han shan" by Zhang Guobin; "Huo lang dan" anonymous; and "Dou e yuan" by Guan Hanqing. Cordier BS 1784. LŲwendahl 923. Lust 1110. Zenker BOii, 6819.
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Book number: 100559
€  750.00 [Appr.: US$ 892.16 | £UK 646 | JP• 96745]
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BENYOWSZKY (BENIOWSKY) , MAURITZ AUGUST VON:
Lefnadslopp och resor, af honom sielf beskrefne. Stockholm, Kongl. Ordens Tryckeriet, 1791.
. Pp. (xvi), 415. Old inscription on title page. Upper part of title page nicely restored, without any loss. Fine, uncut copy. Rebound in half calf on marbled boards, flat spine blindstamped and gilt. An abridged Swedish version translated by Samuel ÷dmann, based on a German edition (Hamburg, 1791). A narrative about the Hungarian noble man Beniowsky's exile in Kamchatka and his travels to Japan, Formosa, China and Madagascar. Cf Cordier, BJ 453. Alt-Japan katalog 184.
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Book number: 777036
€  240.00 [Appr.: US$ 285.49 | £UK 206.75 | JP• 30958]
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Keywords: China, kamchatka, japan, formosa, china, kina, chine, madagascar, asia, asie, aisen, asiatic, travel, exploration, voyage,

 BIRD, ISABELLA LUCY (MRS. BISHOP):, The Yangtze Valley and Beyond. An Account of Journeys in China, Chiefly in the Province of Sze Chuan and Among the Man-Tze of the Somo Territory. Two volumes. New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons, & London, John Murray, 1900.
BIRD, ISABELLA LUCY (MRS. BISHOP):
The Yangtze Valley and Beyond. An Account of Journeys in China, Chiefly in the Province of Sze Chuan and Among the Man-Tze of the Somo Territory. Two volumes. New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons, & London, John Murray, 1900.
. Pp. xii, (ii), 410, (2); viii, (ii), 365, (2). With two frontispieces, one folding coloured map and numerous illustrations throughout the text, of which 73 full-page. Publisher's decorated gilt cloth, u. e. g., others untrimmed, lightly rubbed at extremities. First American edition. Isabella Bird (1831-1904), probably the most loved Victorian lady traveller, became the first woman inducted into the Royal Geographical Society (1892). This narrative deals with her travels in China in 1897 along the Yangtze River from Shanghai visiting Hangzhou (Zhejiang province), Yichang (Hubei), Wan Hsien (Hebei), Nanjing (Kiangsu), and several places in Sichuan province. Her book is based on her letters and diary notes, and the illustrations are mainly taken from her own photographs. A lovely copy. Cordier BS 355. Robinson pp. 81-83. Yakushi (1984) B170.
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Book number: 120588
€  800.00 [Appr.: US$ 951.63 | £UK 689 | JP• 103195]
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BLAKISTON, THOMAS WRIGHT:
Five Months on the Yang-tsze; with a Narrative of the Exploration of its Upper Waters, and Notices of the Present Rebellions in China. London, J. Murray, 1862.
. Pp. xiv, (ii), 380. With frontispiece, 15 wood engraved plates, two folding maps, seven text illustrations and one specimen page from the author's field-book. Occasionally some staining. Publisher's gilt cloth, faded and extremities lightly rubbed. Bookplate (J. Leveson Gower). First edition of a scarce work which for many years was considered the standard of the region including an accurate map of the river from Hankow to Pingshan. Thomas W. Blakiston (1832-91) was a British army officer and naturalist who was posted to Canton during the second Opium War in 1859. He organised an exploration of the middle and upper course of the Yang-tsze-Kiang in 1861. The mission was to ascend the river as far as the Min, and then cross the province of Szechuan, and reach north-western India via Tibet and Lhasa. The party reached Pingshan after having travelled eighteen hundred miles from Shanghai which was further than any other European explorer before them. This narrative contains interesting information about the country including the fauna and flora, and also comments on the politically volatile situation in China at the time. The illustrations are by Alfred Barton. Cordier BS 121. LŲwendahl 1263.
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Book number: 120534
€  1200.00 [Appr.: US$ 1427.45 | £UK 1033.25 | JP• 154792]
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BONACOSSI, ALEXANDRE COMTE:
La Chine et les chinois. Paris 1847.
. Pp. xvi, 376. With engraved frontispiece and ond folding map. Uncut copy in original printed wrappers, spine chipped. Binding starting to loosen. Foxing mainly in the beginning and end. First edition. Informative work on China dealing with the history, geography, religions, government, agriculture, commerce, industry, etc. One chapter treats the Jesuit mission in China. Cordier BS 84.
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Book number: 99228
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 BONANNI (BUONANNI), FILIPPO:, Trattato sopra la vernice detta comunemente Cinese. In risposta data all'Illmo Sig. Abbate Sebastioano Gualtieri. Roma, Antonio de Rossi, 1731.
BONANNI (BUONANNI), FILIPPO:
Trattato sopra la vernice detta comunemente Cinese. In risposta data all'Illmo Sig. Abbate Sebastioano Gualtieri. Roma, Antonio de Rossi, 1731.
. Pp. (xvi), 142. With four engraved plates. Somewhat later cloth, calf spine ruled and lettered in gilt, upper cover with small loss. Marbled end papers. Bookplate. Second (first 1720) edition of this interesting study on Chinese lacquer by Filippo Buonanni (1638-1725), an Italian Jesuit scholar. The treatise describes in detail the various types of lacquer, different preparation methods and their applications on metal and wood. The plates illustrate the cooking and extraction of the paint. Cf. De Backer, p. 151. Cicognara 87.
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Book number: 120989
€  500.00 [Appr.: US$ 594.77 | £UK 430.75 | JP• 64497]
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BOUCHER, HENRI (TRANSLATOR):
[Chinese title]. Koan-hoa Tche-nan. Boussole du langage mandarin traduit and annotée par H. Boucher, S.J. missionnaire au Kiang-nan. Two volumes in one. Zi-ka-wei, Imprimerie de la Mission Catholique à l'Orphelinat de T'ou-sè-wè, 1887.
. Pp. viii, 247; iv, 234. Titles printed in red and black. With text in Chinese and French. Contemporary boards, later cloth spine, rubbed. Stamp of "Missions de Scheut-Jambes". Partly with some light staining. First edition. This work was originally published for Japanese people living in Peking wishing to learn Chinese. Comprises a chapter devoted to business conversation between manadarins and merchants. Cordier BS 1696.
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Book number: 23098
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 BRAAM HOUCKGEEST, ANDREAS EVERARDUS VAN:, An Authentic Account of the Embassy of the Dutch East-India Company, of the Court of the Emperor of China, in the Years 1794 and 1795; (subsequent to that of the Earl of Macartney), Containing a Description of Several Parts of the Chinese Empire, unknown to Europeans ... Two volumes. London, Printed for R. Phillips, 1798.
BRAAM HOUCKGEEST, ANDREAS EVERARDUS VAN:
An Authentic Account of the Embassy of the Dutch East-India Company, of the Court of the Emperor of China, in the Years 1794 and 1795; (subsequent to that of the Earl of Macartney), Containing a Description of Several Parts of the Chinese Empire, unknown to Europeans ... Two volumes. London, Printed for R. Phillips, 1798.
. Pp. lii, 288; (ii), 324. With one folding engraved map (foxed, two small tears, one restored at rear). Without the advertising lvs. Contemporary tree calf, flat spines ruled in gilt and with red title labels, marbled edges, lightly rubbed. Old ownership signature on titles. Some minor browning in parts and/or spotting but overall a very pleasant copy. Scarce first English edition translated from the second French edition by M.L. Moreau de Saint-Mťry. The original manuscript was written in Dutch, translated into French and first published at Philadelphia in 1797-8. Braam Houckgeest was a Dutch-American merchant who had served as supercargo of the Dutch East India Company in Canton and Macao. He accompanied the embassy to China in 1794-5 together with Isaac Titsingh and Chrťtien-Louis-Joseph de Guignes. Of the three accounts treating the embassy, Braam Houckgeest's work is considered the most comprehensive and also the most interesting. (LŲwendahl). His account contains a detailed and accurate description of several parts of China not previously visited by Europeans. Cordier BS 2351. See LŲwendahl 700.
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Book number: 120272
€  1500.00 [Appr.: US$ 1784.31 | £UK 1291.75 | JP• 193490]
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 BREDON, JULIET:, Hundred Altars. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1934.
BREDON, JULIET:
Hundred Altars. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1934.
. Pp. 318 + adv. pp. 64. Publisher's orange cloth, stamped in black. First edition (simultaneously published in New York) of Breon's first novel called Hundred Altars which is the name of a farming village in Northern China. Juliet Bredon was a British writer who resided in Peking for many years. She wrote several books about China and its people, including a popular guide book of Peking.
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Book number: 100802
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BREDON, JULIET & MOTROPANOW, IGOR:
The Moon Year. A Record of Chinese Customs and Festivals. Shanghai, Kelly & Walsh, 1927.
. Pp. xii, 514, xiii-xx. With 20 plates, of which 2 coloured, and one folding chart. Original orange cloth, with some dust staining. Old inscription on front endpaper. A description of Chinese festivals and imperial ceremonies, of which many were discarded or abolished after the Communist take-over. First edition.
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Book number: 99155
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BRELIN, JOHAN:
Beskrifning öfver en äventyrlig resa til och ifrån Ost-Indien, Södra America, och en del af Europa, åren 1755, 56, och 57. Upsala, Tryckt i Kongl. Acad. Tryckeriet, 1758.
. Pp. (xii), 144, (6). Contemporary paper covered boards, later rebacked with calf spine with title lettered in gilt, somewhat rubbed. Old ownership inscription. [M.G. WallenstrŚle (1733-1807), Swedish bishop of Gothenburg]. Book label. First edition of an adventurous voyage in the service of the Swedish East India Company to the East Indies and China between the years 1755 and 1757. The expedition sailed via Cadiz and Java arriving in Chinese waters in August 1755. The ship stayed at Canton for a few months before it returned via the Cape, St. Helena, and Ascension Island. Brelin's account vividly describes Canton with its people, housing and customs. Borba de Moraes p. 124. Holmberg pp. 43-44. LŲwendahl 492.
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Book number: 99884
€  2000.00 [Appr.: US$ 2379.08 | £UK 1722.25 | JP• 257986]
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BRETON DE LA MARTINIÉRE, JEAN BAPTISTE JOSEPH:
China: Its Costume, Arts, Manufactures, &c. Edited Principally from the Originals in the Cabinet of the late M. Bertin: With Observations Explanatory, Historical, and Literary. Four volumes in two. London, J.J. Stockdale, 1812.
. Pp. (iv), 128; (ii), 125; (ii), 135; (ii), 160. With 80 coloured engraved plates. (One plate restored in outer margin). Contemporary full calf ruled in gilt, rebacked to style, spine gilt in compartments with red title labels, lightly rubbed. Bookplate. First English edition, translated from the original French (Paris 1811-12). This work "originated in the activities of Bertin, secretary of State, 1762-80, who had responsibility for the Compagnie converts to take science courses in France. On return to China, they produced some 400 drawings of arts and crafts, thus moving outside the usual narrow missionary interests" (Lust). The charming plates mainly depict various artisans and vendors with their tools and products but some are devoted to costumes of emperors, ladies and soldiers. Abbey Travel 535. Colas 435. Cordier BS 65 (2nd ed.). Lust 1243.
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Book number: 100612
€  3400.00 [Appr.: US$ 4044.44 | £UK 2927.5 | JP• 438577]
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Keywords: China, china, chine, chinese, kina, asia, asie, asiatic, asien, travel, voyage, exploration, illustration, colour plates,

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