Lausanne: Librairie Payot, 1950. Hardcover. 8vo. Near fine brown cloth covered boards with illustrated pastedown to front board. gilt title to spine. Slight bowing to front board. Interior is clean and bright with 32 photographic illustrations and a map; 289 pages. Asian Travel. TRA/9172. Near Fine.
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New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1980. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. 4to. Red cloth boards with black title to spine. Pristine interior with many color illustrations. Tight binding. Red dj with beige title to spine and front panel. Minor wear to edges of jacket. Dj is price-clipped. 519 pp. CHINA/020905. Near Fine in Very Good dj.
Hong Kong: Phoenix Press, 1965. Paperback. First Edition. Inscribed: "To Mr. Zorthian With the compliments of the author. Nov. 19,1968." The recipient was Barry Zorthian, the well regarded U.S. spokesman during the Vietnam War. The author, a journalist and professor, wrote this book about Tung Chi-ping, who fled from the Chinese embassy in Burundi Africa to seek refuge with the U.S. Embassy there. Bound in brown paper wrappers with author and title to fron tocover. In near fine condition. 77 pages. CHINA/010913. Near Fine in Wraps.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1985. Hardcover. 4to. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and gilt dragon emblem to front board. Clean, tight interior with many color illustrations. Tight binding. Minor wear to spine ends. Bookplate to front pastedown. Index, 281 pp. CHINA/020805. Very Good Plus.
Edinburgh and London: James Hogg and R. Groomridge & Sons, 1857. Hardcover. Uncommon. In his introduction the author writes: "What is the justifying purpose of this pamphlet at this moment: Its purpose is to diffuse amongst...the middle classes, whose daily occupations leave them small leisure for direct personal inquires, some sufficient materials for appreciating the justice of our British pretensions and attitude in our coming war with China." De Quincey continues throughout to revile the Chinese and to justify again and again the rectitude of England's conducting war against them. Bound in three quarter red leather with red and blue marbled boards. Spine with six compartments with leather title label. Leather worn and scuffed along corners and spine joint. All edges decorated. Bookplate apparently removed from front pastedown. Interior pages clean and bright. Very good condition. Measures 5.25 x 8.25 inches. 152 pages. ENGHIS/022621. Very Good.
Atglen PA: Schiffer Military History, 2000. Hardcover. First trade edition. Pristine in glossy paper covered boards with illustration to front cover and black title to spine. In illustrated dust jacket with white spine panel and black title to spine. Filled with photographic illustrations. 191 pages. Size: Quarto. CHI/062515. Fine / Fine.
New York: The World Publishing Company, 1971. FIRST PRINTING. Hardcover. 8vo. Orange cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor bumping to corners. Interior is very clean. Tight binding. Orange dj with chipping and several closed tears to edges. Minor fading to spine of jacket and minor soiling to panels. One inch tear to edge of rear panel of dj. 478 pp. CHINA/020405. Very Good in Very Good Minus dj.
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.
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1996. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. 8vo. Tan cloth boards with metallic red title to spine and embossing to front board. Very clean interior with decorative end pages. Tight binding. Illustrated dj with black spine panel and white title. Index, 400 pp. CHINA/021005. Very Good Plus in Very Good Plus dj.
Collins Publishers, 1989. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Folio. Black cloth boards with black embossed title to spine and front board. Pristine interior with tight binding. Filled with full color illustrations. White illustrated dust jacke with black spine panel and red title to spine. 224 pages. Oversized. CHINA/012006. Fine in Fine dj.