Kathmandu: Robert L. Fleming, Sr. and Jr., 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. Birds of Nepal is written in a field guide form. 741 species are described and illustrated in 150 color plates. Robert Fleming, Sr. had lived in the Himalayas for 45 years at the time of publication, and he was an author of other books on the birds of Nepal from as early as 1955. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 4 3/4"). Purple cloth cover with yellow title to front and spine. Illustrated dust jacket with blue title on front panel and black title on white spine panel. Pages are clean and bright. Cover is faded, with sunning to spine. Spine is rolled. Dust jacket is worn at edges, with several small closed tears to top. 349 pages, including index. NAT/060622. Very Good / Very Good.
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Paris: Firmin Didot Frères, 1837. Hardcover. A comprehensive French account of the history and civilization of China from its ancient beginnings to its current circumstances in the early 1800s. With 72 full page illustrations taken from Chinese sources and with a foldout map of China and Japan. Bound in quarter green leather with marbled paper boards. Spine with gilt decorations and red title labels. Covers are lightly rubbed and bumped. Top of spine is also rubbed. Scattered foxing to double column text pages and plates throughout not affecting legibility. Includes a table listing all of China's emperors and their dates, an index, and a list of plates. An interesting history from the French viewpoint. Very good condition. Quarto, 493 pages. CHINA/060822. Very Good.