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First published by Cape in 1973 under the title "The Treasures and Dynasties of China", this edition follows the text of the revised 2003 Constable & Robinson Ltd edition, with minor emendations. Beige decorated cloth. Colour photos. 208 pages. Slip case is fine. Still in original shrink wrap - UNOPENED! This copy would make a wonderful gift.
BEANCAKER TO BOXBOAT: STEAMSHIP COMPANIES IN CHINESE WATERS
Written by H.W. Dickinson; S.A. Kentwell.
Stock no. 1822821
Published by Nautical Association Of Australia Inc.. 1st 1988. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
A list of ships with a brief descriptions and some b/w photos. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 0959907939. Title to dustwrapper spine is very faded and lightly browned.
SOLD EAST: TRADERS, TRAMPS AND TUGS OF CHINESE WATERS
Written by H.W. Dickinson; S.A. Kentwell.
Stock no. 1822820
Published by Nautical Association Of Australia Inc.. 1st 1991. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Many cargoliners and tramps from Britain and Europe and most coasters from Australia and New Zealand were eventually 'sold East' to begin a second career for owners based in Shanghai (until 1949) or Hongkong. A sequel to 'Beancaker to Boxboat' completing the study of the shipping firms that had their origins on the China Coast before 1949. Blue boards, gilt titles. B/w photos. ISBN: 0959907947. Top & tail of spine lightly rubbed. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly worn at corners with a few small clsoed tears, spine is faded (title almost disappeared) with a small stain.
How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China. Revised Edition. Black boards, red foil title to spine and vignette to front. B/w & colour photos. ISBN: 9780143121008. SIGNED and dated by the author to title page (no dedication). Spine slightly cocked.
The extraordinary story of the transformation of a navy from one of armed junks to one exploiting the latest steam and steel technology. Grey boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 1861761449. Some light creasing to top of dustwrapper spine.
BADAIN JARAN: THE FORGOTTEN DESERT: DIE VERGESSENE WUSTE
Written by Catherine Hug; Bill Kouwenhoven. Illustrated by Luis Fresnocarlos Crespo.
Stock no. 1811246
Published by Scheidegger & Spiess. 1st 2013. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
A photographic account of the Badain Jaran Desert in China. Dual language: English and German. Large format. Black paper boards, black title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 9783858813824. Fingermarks to black free front endpaper. Else a fine copy in a like dustwrapper.
THE CERAMIC ART OF CHINA AND OTHER COUNTRIES OF THE FAR EAST
Written by William Bowyer Honey.
Stock no. 2117061
Published by Faber & Faber. 1st 1945. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Peach/Orange cloth with gilt titles; vignette to front cover. 3 colour plates. Numerous b/w photos. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Uneven fade patches to spine and a couple of cover edges. Small inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and some page margins. Wrapper is faded to spine with tears and loss to edges; creased with some grubby marks.
Large format. Maroon boards, white title to spine. Browning to page edges. Colour photos. Text in GERMAN. ISBN: 3858333603. Wrapper is edge-creased with some light wear.
Red cloth, gilt titles and vignette. B/w plates. Map to end of volume. Being the account of a journey overland from Simla to Pekin. Spine faded. Corners bumped. Some mottling to covers. A little foxing to contents. All plates present. Map has some edge-creasing but generally very good. Name in ink to front free endpaper. Front and rear joints just starting to crack.
A comprehensive guide to the plants of the Himalayas based on extensive field research carried out in 1983 and 1985 by a University of Tokyo botanical research project team. This is the first volume of five. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w plates, b/w text figures. x and 386 pages including index. ISBN: 060084272. Corners lightly bumped. Text block a little dusty. Contents fine.
The Formative Histories of Egypt, The Levant, Mesopotamia, India and China. B/w illustrations and diagrams. ISBN: 0415109752.
A History of China's Quest for Seapower. Large format. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 0870211773. A few small marks to covers. Light bumping to spine. Light fading along couple of edges. Wrapper is faded to spine with some edge-creasing and a few chips.