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Simple Oriental Cookery

By: BEILENSON, Edna

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Mount Vernon, NY, Peter Pauper Press: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10733

Condition: About Fine


Basic recipes for Chinese food. peter Pauper Press edition with bright and colorful illustrations. 60pp, color illustrated. Book is bright and fresh with a sound binding. Unmarked. Dustjacket has tape repairs to inside; externally appears bright and clean. View more info

Bella's Guru-Bhakti

By: BELLA; SIVANANDA-VALENTINA

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Light of Sivananda-Valentina: 1977

Edition: First [presumed]

Seller ID: 045527

Condition: VG


Sivananda-Valentina was born and raised in China, of Russian emigres. In childhood, She easily mastered Chinese and many other languages. In later years, she became a master of many arts including music, dance, acting and poetry. She was also very beautiful and had a loving and charming personality. But, above all, was her intense aspiration to realize the Divine. She brought her spiritual aspirations into everything she did and Her outwardly glamorous activities became Her spiritual offerings to God. Eventually, however, She withdrew from the outer glamour to dedicate her life to spiritual pr... View more info

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Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu

By: BERGREEN, Laurence

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 2007

Edition: First Edition, Second Printing

Seller ID: 14991

ISBN: 140004345X

Condition: As New


A portrait of the thirteenth-century explorer, adventurer, and global traveler follows Marco Polo from his youth in Venice to his journey to Asia and role in the court of Kublai Khan, to his return to Europe, and discusses his influence on the history of his era. 415 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked in a similar, unclipped dustjacket. Unpacked weight, 777g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcha... View more info

The Eildest Dreams of Kew: A Profile of Nepal

By: BERNSTEIN, Jeremy

Price: $13.50

Publisher: London, George Allen and Unwin: 1970

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 13506

ISBN: 0-04951018

Condition: VG+


A profile of Nepal. 186pp, photo illustrated by Claude Jaccoux, book catalog at back.Bright copy with a sound binding. Dustjacket has some edge wear and curls a little at top edge. View more info

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Rajasthan: An Oral History: conversations with Komal Kothari

By: BHARUCHA, Rustom

Price: $8.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Penguin Global: 2007

Edition: Later Paperback Printing of 2003

Seller ID: 15299

ISBN: 0143029592

Condition: As New


For over five decades, Komal Kathari has journeyed through Rajasthan exploring its rich cultural and musical traditions. In this book, Rustom Bharucha attempts to map his vast experience of the desert, drawing on extended and freewheeling conversations with Kothari. VIII, [2], 358pp. An 'as new' copy - bright, clean and unmarked. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Unpacked weight, 307g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and ... View more info

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Origins of the Chinese Revolution, 1915-1949

By: BIANCO, Lucien

Price: $7.95

Publisher: U.S.A., Stanford University Press: 1989

Edition: Later Printing of 1971 Edition

Seller ID: 11699

ISBN: 0804708274

Condition: VG+


"An outstanding study of the pre-Communist period by an eminent French scholar who brings a refreshingly different perspective to the problems of the origin of the Chinese Revolution." "Lucien Bianco's study is the best single analysis that we have in such brief compass...'. Translated from the French - 'Les origines de la reĀ“volution chinoise, 1915-1949', revised by the author. xiii, 223 pages : maps ; 23 cm. Internally bright, clean and unmarked. Binding is tight and square showing no spine creases. Light wear to the card wrappers. Weight, 297g. Lettermail may apply. View more info

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Okinawan Karate: Teachers, Styles and Secret Techniques

By: BISHOP, Mark

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Rutland, VT, Tuttle Publishing: 1999

Edition: Second Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2154

ISBN: 0804832056

Condition: As New


History of Okinawan Karate -teachers, styles and secret techniques...Told in an engaging style. Second Edition, revised and expanded. 176pp, fully illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked interior, still fresh. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Appears 'as new'. Unpacked weight, 415g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges without overcharging. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per the USPS. World rates based on specific destination an... View more info

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Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

By: BIX, Herbert P.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Perennial: 2001

Edition: First Paperback Printing

Seller ID: 043200

ISBN: 0060931302

Condition: VG+


In this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Herbert P. Bix offers the first complete, unvarnished look at the enigmatic leader whose sixty-three-year reign ushered Japan into the modern world. 814 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 21 cm. A bright, clean, unmarked copy with a tight, square binding, no spine creasing. Very slight wear to some edges - almost 'as new'. Weight, 676g. View more info

Heirs Apparent: What Happens When Mao Dies?

By: BLOODWORTH, Ching Ping & Dennis

Price: $9.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15645

ISBN: 436-05203-2

Condition: Near Fine


History of Mao Tsetung and of Commusnist China posing the question - ' what happens when Mao dies?'. 236pp, 3 maps. Bright, clean, unmarked copy. Only defect is a small corner clip to ffep. Dustjacket is bright and clean with a small, 1" closed tear to back panel. Weight, 490g. View more info

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Hong Kong Remembers

By: BLYTH, Sally and WOTHERSPOON, Ian

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Hong Kong, Oxford University Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 07500

ISBN: 0-19-587768-3

Condition: As New


Account of Hong Kong in the post World War II years until just before re-patriation to China. 285pp, illustrated, endpaper maps.Mint copy, as new. View more info

Dragon pink on old White

By: BONOSKY, Phillip

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Marzani & Munsell: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 041242

Condition: Near Fine


The author explores Chinese color symbolism and its differences with the West. OCLC Number: 2350574. 224 p. illus. 22 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Tight, squaree binding, no wear to the bright, white cloth. The unclipped dustjacket shows some edge wear and tiny chip but is generally clean and unmarked. Sun-fading to the spine. Weight, 501g. View more info

Iovrnael Ofte Gedenckwaerdige Beschijvinghe: De Wonderlijke Avonturen Van Een Schipper in De Oost 1618-1625

By: BONTEKOE, Eillem Ysbrantsz

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, Van Kampen & Zoon: 1971

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

Seller ID: 16966

Condition: About Fine


Dutch language. An account of a voyage to the East Indies , 1618-1625. Facsimile reprint of the original edition of 1648. 80pp, illustrated. Bright, clean copy with a sound binding. No wear to boards. Bookplate and gift inscription to ffep. Dustjacket has only very minor wear to top edge. Weight, 320g. View more info

Arms & Armour of the Samurai

By: BOTTOMLEY, I. and HOPSON, A. P.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Bison Books Ltd.: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21616

ISBN: 086124415X

Condition: Fine


Book illustrates the 700-year history of the development of the arms and armour of the Samurai. 192pp, photo illustrated in color and in b&w. Spectacular photographs! A very bright, clean copy. Totally unmarked. Sound binding. No wear to boards. Nearly similar, unclipped dustjacket. Weight, 1.14kg We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per the USPS. World rates based on spec... View more info

On the laws of Japanese painting : an introduction to the study of the art of Japan

By: BOWIE, Henry P.

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Mineola, New York, U.S.A., Dover Pubns: 1952

Edition: Later Reprint

Seller ID: 047878

ISBN: 0486200302

Condition: Fine


'Dover books on art, aesthetics, art history, art collections'. " ... unabridged republication of the work originally published by P. Elder and Company, San Francisco, in 1911." By Henry P. Bowie ; with prefatory remarks by Iwaya Sazanami and Hirai Kinza. Includes index. xv, 117 p., [74] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm. Very bright and clean copy. Unmarked. Possibly the front free endpaper has been 'invisibly' removed. Stiff card wrappers are bright and glossy. Spine shows no creasing but is a little sun-faded. Weight, 485g. View more info

The Politics of India since Independence

By: BRASS, Paul R.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1990

Edition: First Trade Paperback Ed.

Seller ID: 28446

ISBN: 0521396514

Condition: VG+


Volume IV:1 in the New Cambridge History of India. 357pp, maps. Bright, clean, unmarked interior pages slightly browned. Tight, square binding, uncreased. Near new copy. Weight, 540g. View more info

Calling to Mind: Being Some Account of the First Hundred Years (1870 to 1970) of Steel Brothers and Company Limited

By: BRAUND, H. E. W.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Oxford, UK, Pergamon Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 33554

ISBN: 0080174159

Condition: Fine


History of a British commercial enterprise, headquartered in London but operating in Burma. 151pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked copy. Old bookplate to fpde. Clean cloth boards showing no wear. Dustjacket is nearly similar with one tiny 1/2" tear to head of spine, nealy invisibly closed. Weight, 620g. View more info

The Chinese Mafia

By: BRESLER, Fenton

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York, Stein and Day: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12963

ISBN: 0-8128-2752-X

Condition: About Fine


Book uncovers the Chinese Triads, a form of Mafia, and their connection with international crime, in particular the narctics trade. 227pp, photo illustrated. Bright clean, unmarked copy with a sound binding. Dustjacket is similar but has a small, closed edge tear at top of front cover [3/4"]. View more info

The trail of the Triads : an investigation into international Crime

By: BRESLER, Fenton

Price: $11.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1619

ISBN: 0297777718

Condition: Fiine


An investigation by a British barrister into the Chinese Triads , or secret societies, deeply involved in the International Drug Trade. U.S. ed. published as: The Chinese Mafia. xiii, 226 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked copy in a similar, unclipped dustjacket. About 'as new'. Weight, 442g. View more info

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Britain Versus Japan

By: BRITISH INFORMATION SERVICES

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Information Services of the United Kingdom: 1944

Edition: Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 036286

Condition: Good VG


British Government's position on the War with Japan, circa 1944. 31pp, photo illustrated. Bright and clean with a sound, stapled binding.Tiny nick at centre of spine and tiny cut at foot of spine. Nice copy! Weight, 46g. View more info

The Royal Palace [Karaton] of Yogyakarta Its Architecture and Its Meaning

By: BRONGTODININGRAT, K. P. H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Yogyakarta, Karaton Museum: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14757

Condition: Good VG


Translated by R. Murdani Hadiatmaja. Architecture and meaning of the Royal Palace at Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia. 23pp, illustrated, folding plans at back. Bright copy with a sound, stapled binding. Light corner crease to rear wrap. Weight, 60g. View more info