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Chinese Painting

By: COURTOIS, Michel

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Heron Books: 1970

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 23669

Condition: About Fine


A volume in the 'History of Art' series originally published in 1967 in France. 207pp, illustrated in color and in b&w. Bright, clean interior. Previous owner's name to ffep, otherwise unmarked. Tight, square binding. Dustjacket is bright and clean with minor wear at a couple of corners. Weight, 760g. View more info

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IAI: The Art Of Drawing The Sword

By: CRAIG, Darrell Max

Price: $9.95

Publisher: U.S.A., Charles E. Tuttle Company: 1981

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 30868

ISBN: 0804870233

Condition: As New


While Kendo is the art of swordsmanship when the sword is out of the scabbard, Iai-do consists of four movements: the draw, the cutting movement, removing the blood from the sword, and return of the sword to its scabbard. A volume in the 'Tuttle Martial Arts' series. 257 pages, [3] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm. Bright, fresh and unmarked. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Quite 'as new'. Weight, 345g. View more info

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Japan's Ultimate Martial Art: Jujitsu Before 1882 the Classical Japanese Art of Self-Defense

By: CRAIG, Darrell Max

Price: $8.50

Publisher: USA, Tuttle Publishing: 1997

Edition: Third Printing of 1995

Seller ID: 043773

ISBN: 0804830274

Condition: About 'As New'


Predecessor of Judo and precursor of today's ultimate fighting styles, Jujitsu is a martial art developed by the elite samurai class during Japan's feudal days. For centuries, this method of unarmed self-defense proved so successful in combat that it was kept secret and taught to a select few. Based on the author's study with instructors of the Tokyo police department, this book features the traditional techniques of Jujitsu, also known as Ju-Jiutsu. 167 p. : illustrated with figures and with photographs ; 26 cm. Bright, clean and unmarked, tight square bindin g with no spine creases. Almost '... View more info

Chinese Cash

By: CRESSWELL, O. D.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: London, Spink and Son: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 049703

Condition: Fine


Detailed identification of Chinese Cash Coins. 63pp, [47pp]. OCLC Number: 481576. Bright, clean copy. Previous owner's name to the top margin of the title page - numismatist Dr. Ian Macdougall. Otherwise unmarked. Tight, square bindsing. Book appears about 'as new'. Weight, 135g. Lettermail may apply. View more info

The Brown Water Navy: The River and Coastal War in Indo-China and Vietnam, 1948-1972

By: CROIZAT, Col. Victor

Price: $15.00

Publisher: UK, Blandford Press: 1985

Edition: First UK Edition

Seller ID: 33283

ISBN: 0713712724

Condition: Fine


'A look at the history of river and inshore warfare from ancient history, the begining with the French Viet Nam, to the Swift boats, monitors and amphibious craft of the US river forces in Viet Nam' [Goodreads]. 160p. : ilustrated with b&w photos ; 29cm. Bright, clen and unmarked. Tight binding, no wear to the green cloth. Similar, unclipped dustjacket. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item weighs 795g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and ... View more info

Wise Daughters from Foreign Lands : European Women Writers in China

By: CROLL, Elisabeth

Price: $11.00

Publisher: London, Pandora Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20697

ISBN: 004440414X

Condition: Fine


Stories of six vibrant and bold, European women who wrote about their life and experiences in China in the 19th century. 265pp. About 'as new' copy, bright and clean. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item weighs 460g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per the USPS. World rates are based on specific destination and weight. Online estimates by the Listing Site may not be correct and... View more info

The China Trade: Export Paintings, Furniture, Silver and Other Objects

By: CROSSMAN, Carl L.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Princeton, Pyne Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2494

ISBN: 0878610316

Condition: Fine


Book is devoted toallcategories of fine objects made for export, except that of porcelain. With a foreword by Ernest S. Dodge. xiiI, 275pp, illustrated, mostly b&w, some color. Book is bright, clean and unmarked with a tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. The unclipped dustjacket is complete with minimal wear, but, with a small area of rippling to part of the front panel. Unpacked weight, 1.326kg. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcharging. Images always available. Shipped well pac... View more info

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Young Asian Designers

By: DAAB PUBLISHERS

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Koln, Germany, Daab Publishers: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 31760

ISBN: 3937718419

Condition: New


Includes Australian designers. An overview of the current trends of the Asian-Pacific design scene, emphasizing the conscious use of the traditional cultural themes in combination with contemporary styles. Each brief biography of a designer is accompanied by design works/projects/objects. With an index. 400pp, profusely illustrated. German language text. A ' new book' from the bankrupt stock of an Art/Design dealer. Still sealed in the shrink-wrap applied to minimize handling. Heavy book weighing 1.58kg. Information available. View more info

Shandong People in Taiwan: Two Volume Set

By: DAN, Li - Editor

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Taiwan, 2001

Edition: First Edition [presumed]

Seller ID: 24076

Condition: Fine


Over 300 biographies of important people of Shandong people in Taiwan. Two volume set. Chinese language text, no English. 1238pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with tight, square bindings. About 'as new' set. Heavy set weighing 1.85kg. View more info

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Constitutional Confrontation in Hong Kong: Issues and Implications of the Basic Law

By: DAVIS, Michael C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Basingstoke, Macmillan: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 042438

ISBN: 0333494520

Condition: Fine


Constitutional and Legals questions in the decade before the return of Hong Kong to Chinese from British control. 219pp. Very clean, bright copy with solid binding. A little fading to spine of DJ. Weight, 404g. View more info

Sources of Chinese Tradition; Two Volume Set

By: DE BARY, William Theodore; CHAN, Wing-Tsit; TAN, Chester

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press: 1964

Edition: Later Printings

Seller ID: 3351

ISBN: 0231086024

Condition: Very Good


'UNESCO collection of representative works'., Chinese series.; 'Records of civilization, sources and studies', 55. compiled by Wm. Theodore de Bary, Wing-tsit Chan, Chester Tan. 2 volumes ; 22 cm. Originally published: 1960. xxxiii, 578pp; xii, 322pp, Bright, clean interior, however, there are some marks to the margins in ink and a few underlines. Externally the books appear almost 'as new'. Unpacked weight, 1.036kg. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcharging. Canadian GST is included. Ima... View more info

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The Fishing Fleet: Husband-Hunting in the Raj. Anne de Courcy

By: DE COURCY, Anne

Price: $9.95

Publisher: London, George Weidenfeld & Nicholson: 2012

Edition: First Edition, Third Printing

Seller ID: 24898

ISBN: 0297863827

Condition: As New


When the British went to India to trade and work, the men who left the country knew they would probably not return and married Indian wives or took Indian mistresses. As the East India Company was replaced by government, men were curtailed from doing this by various means. The Company then began to pay passage to India of a number of willing women who were maintained for a year and expected to marry within that time. For young women, unable to make a 'good match' at home, it was a chance to find a husband with prospects, women flocked to India, willing to try to make a go of it. De Courcy brin... View more info

Some Prefer Geisha: The Lively Art of Mistress-Keeping in Japan

By: DE MENTE, Boye

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Tokyo, Wayward Press: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14624

Condition: About Fine


An account of mistress-keeping in Japan. 167pp, illustrated by Tadahito Nadamoto. Bright, fresh interior with a sound binding. Unmarked. Dustjacket is also clean with a little, minor edge wear. Weight, 440g. View more info

From Pekin to Calais by Land

By: DE WINDT, Harry

Price: $60.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1892

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 09785

Condition: Very Good


An autobiographical account of travel by land from Pekin in China to Calais on the English Channel.[8], 365pp, illustrated, map. Textbloc is bright, clean and unmarked. We note a short tear to the fore-edge of the dedication page. Spotting to the page edges. Very light foxing to the first and last few pages. Binding is tight and square. No wear to the light brown cloth. Bright gilt titles to the spine. Unpacked weight, 876g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcharging. Canadian GST included... View more info

The Philippines Rediscovered

By: DEE, Stuart Naval

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Odyssey Visions: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Presentation Copy from the Author

Seller ID: 25391

ISBN: 0968402704

Condition: About Fine


Photographic study of the Philippine Islands. Presentation copy in the hand of, and signed by, the author. Presented to a famous Canadian Professor and Member of Parliament. 191pp, profusely color photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with a sound binding and a similar, unclipped dustjacket. Heavy book weighing 1.35kg. View more info

Slow Burn: The Rise and Fall of American Intelligence in Vietnam

By: DeFOREST, Orrin and CHANOFF, David

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1990

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 10554

ISBN: 0-671-69258-5

Condition: Fine


An account of the work of DeForest in turning around the CIA's efforts at counterinsurgency in Vietnam in the late 1960's. 294pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean copy with a sound binding. Dustjacket is similar with a little wear to bottom edge. View more info

Hong Kong Money

By: DeMONT, John and FENNELL, Tom

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canada, Key Porter Books: 1989

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 041017

ISBN: 1550131648

Condition: Fine


How Chinese Families and Fortunes are changing Canada. 217pp. Bright, clean unmarked copy with a sound binding and a similar dustjacket, unclipped. Near new. Weight, 490g. View more info

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Nunchaku Karate Weapon of Self-Defense

By: DEMURA, Fumio

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Ohara Publications: 1973

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 046495

ISBN: 0897500067

Condition: VG+


Use of the Nunchaku weapon in Karate. 143pp, profusely photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding. No spine creases. Slight wear to some edges, Weight, 281g. View more info

A View of the Gita

By: DESAI, Morarji Ranchodji

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Ahmedabad, Gujarat Vidyapith: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037852

Condition: VG+


Gujarat Vidyapith Granthavali No. 174. English langauge. First edition. 167pp. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding, no creasing to the spine. Weight, 178g. View more info

The Zen Way to Martial Arts : A Japanese Master Reveals the Secrets of the Samurai

By: DESHIMARU, Taisen

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co.: 1982

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 040443

ISBN: 0525483608

Condition: VG+


A Japanese Master reveals the secrets of the Samurai. First published in France in 1982. Intro by George Leonard. viii, 120pp, illustrated. Ink signature to half-title page, otherwise unmarked. Bright, clean copy. Tight, square binding, no creases to teh spine. Near Fine. Weight, 152g. View more info