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Early History of Buddhism in Ceylon Or "State of Buddhism in Ceylon As Revealed by the Pali Commentaries of the 5th Century A. D."

By: Adikaram, E. W.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Migoda, Ceylon, D. S. Puswella: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5966

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


[12] 154, [50] pgs. Index. Original soft cloth covers in dark cream buckram with red. Covers are soiled, worm holes throughout spine. Interior front and first few pages have extensive worming at the center gutter, front board starting to separate at bottom gutter (outer cloth not separating) , contents a bit proud and leaning forward, but otherwise clean and unmarked. Quite scare first edition of this scholarly history of buddhism in Sri Lanka. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tal... View more info

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Gendai Nippon no gabanansu

By: Akira Murata; Hideki Uemura

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Daigaku Shuppankai., Ryuì"gasaki-Shi : Ryuì"tsuì" Keizai: 2011

Seller ID: 6631

ISBN: 4947553545

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Ix + 336 pp. Reads right to left. Japanese text. Pale green and white DJ in good condition. Black cloth boards. Book is ex-library with single stamp on reverse of title page. Book is otherwise in excellent condition, clean with no marks or wear. ; Ex-Library; 8.70 X 6.22 X 1.06 inches View more info

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How Taiwan Became Chinese Dutch, Spanish, and Han Colonization in the Seventeenth Century

By: Andrade, Tonio

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press: 2008

Seller ID: 7361

ISBN: 023112855X

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


xix, 300 pp. Works cited. Two-tone glossy yellow dust jacket has minor corner wear. Book itself has owner inscript on first blank, otherwise clean and fresh, good copy. ; Gutenberg-e; 8.80 X 6.10 X 1.20 inches; 324 pages View more info

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Tarsilah Brunei : The Early History of Brunei Up to 1432 AD

By: Awang Haji Mohamad Amin

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Brunei, Brunei History Centre: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7364

ISBN: 9991734031

Condition: Good


xxii, 138 pp. Index, bibliography. Illustrated throughout. Green soft covers with Arabic writing in red are clean, bit of corner curl at bottom edge, interior clean and unmarked. Bookstore stamp on first page, otherwise good. Hard to find. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 138 pages View more info

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Brunei Darussalam: The Road to Independence

By: Awang Mohd. Jamil al-Sufri

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Brunei, Brunei History Centre: 1998

Seller ID: 7366

Condition: Good


xlii, 308 pp. Index, bibliography. Illustrated with maps and photos. Glossy pictorial softcovers have a bit of edge curl, old book store price stickers on rear. Interior is clean, Brunei bookstore stamp, otherwise unmarked. Six chapters that discuss the early history of the rise of nationalism in Brunei in order to protect the sovereignty of the king, religion, nation, and the people. The introduction of this book traces briefly the history of Brunei since the sixth ... View more info

Brunei and Nusantara history in coinage

By: Barrett, William L. S. Brunei.

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Brunei, Brunei History Centre: 1988

Seller ID: 7365

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


xviii, 273 pp, folding map. Bibliography. Illustrated with many photos of coins. Yellow dust jacket with old coin has some normal edge wear, some rippling, scar on the back. Book has some minor wear at edges, interior end papers at the front have some rippling and slight color loss, title page has a smudge of red from the preceeding page, otherwise clean and unmarked. Written in conjunction with an exhibition commemorating the official opening of Pusat Sejarah Brunei ... View more info

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The feelings of Guangdong - the older generation of revolutionaries the southern Guangdong Noriyuki [Historical picture gallery](Chinese Edition)

By: BEN SHE YI MING

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Guangdong, Guangdong People's Publishing House: 2000

Seller ID: 6625

ISBN: 7218054560

Condition: Fair


250 pp. Chinese text. Red and dark green hardcover boards. Book is in fair condition. Book is ex-library with usual interior marks. Some faint marks on front cover and spine with minor wear along edges and on corners. Heavy - may require additional shipping; 1949 - 1992; Ex-Library View more info

Heat in the Rig Veda and Atharva Veda: A General Survey with Particular Attention to Some Aspects and Problems

By: Blair, Chuancey J.

Price: $279.00

Publisher: New Haven, American Oriental Society: 1961

Seller ID: 003400

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


American Oriental Series Volume 45. xvi + 190 pps. Bibliography of works cited at front. Index at rear. Green cloth boards. Ex Library with stamps on front fly page and title page. Pocket on inside rear cover. Green cloth boards. Book in very good condition, very clean with no tears or bent pages. No marks save a red pen number on title page. Exterior in good shape, clean with no tears. Very faint wear at top and bottom of spine. No scratches.; Ex-Library; 8vo View more info

A Study of the Principles Employed in the Compilation of the Shih-Chung Shan-Fang Illustrated Catalogue of Seals

By: Chang H. (Hsuan)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001299

Condition: Good


261-281 pp + 53 plates. In Chinese and English. Journal of Oriental Studies. A very hard to find catalogue of seals. The plates, on glossy paper, are quite lovely in red and black. The journal opens with 19 pages of Chinese, then there is a 2 page English summary. The plates with the seals have a brief English description at the bottom, with more extensive Chinese at each seal,. Then there are extracts of letter of Ch'en Fu-chai relating to the Shih-chung Shan-fang... View more info

Economic Integration, Democratization and National Security in East Asia. Shifting Paradigms in US, China and Taiwan Relations

By: Chow, Peter C.Y., Editor

Price: $99.00

Publisher: Williston, Vermont, Edward Elgar Pub: 2007

Seller ID: 003103

ISBN: 1845429788

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


xiv + 319 pp. Index. Illus with figures. Black cloth covers with gilt to spine are clean and bright, just a hint of shelf wear. Interior has small mark on first blank, otherwise clean and tight.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Islamic Society on the South Asian Frontier The Máppilas of Malabar, 1498-1922

By: Dale, Stephen Frederic

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1981

Seller ID: 6114

ISBN: 0198215711

Condition: Very Good


Ix + 290 pp. End notes, bibliography, and index at rear. Book is ex-library with pocket and interior stamps. Book in very good condition, very faint shadow of a library stamp on front cover. Otherwise no interior or exterior marks. ; Ex-Library; 8.50 X 5.40 X 1 inches View more info

China and Her People. Being the Observations, Reminiscences, and Conclusions of an American Diplomat. Volume I & II.

By: Denby, The Hon. Charles

Price: $42.00

Publisher: Taipei, Ch'eng-Wen Publishing: 1968

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 002801

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


xx + folding map + 256 pp AND viii + 276 pp. Both books have index. Ilustrated, frontis plate Emperor Kwang-Su. Denby was U.S. minister to China for 13 years, this is a reprint of the 1906 original. Dark red cloth with gilt to spine, boards are clean, spines hav library label at bottom, interiors have normal library marks, publisher spot in both books is covered with Paragon Book distributor label, otherwise clean and crisp. Folding map is clean and intact. Nice set ... View more info

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Survival of Brunei A Historical Perspective

By: Dr. Haji Awang Mohd. Jamil Al-Sufri

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Brunei, Brunei history centre Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 7363

ISBN: 999173418x

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


109 pp. Bibliography. Illustrated with photos. First English edition, first impression. Translated by K. Augustinus. Glossy olive green covers have just a bit of shelf wear, interior has a book store stamp at bottom of half title, otherwise clean and unmarked. Scarce. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 109 pages View more info

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Reform and Revolution in China The 1911 Revolution in Hunan and Hubei, Revised Edition

By: Esherick, Joseph

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Center for Chinese Studies, Univ. of Michigan: 1998

Seller ID: 7359

ISBN: 0892641304

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


xxi, 324 pp. Notes,bibliography,glossary,index. Illustrated with maps. Dark beige cloth covers with black are clean and nice. Interior has owner inscript, some light pencil marginalia throughout, otherwise good. Nice copy. ; Michigan Monographs in Chinese Studies; 8.90 X 6.10 X 0.80 inches; 336 pages View more info

Ancient Chinese Bronzes from the Stoclet and Wessen Collections

By: Eskenazi, Giuseppe

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Eskenazi Limited: 1975

Seller ID: 8638

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


56pp. Photographs. Book has beige softcover with photograph on front cover and black and white texts on covers. Slight yellowing on some pages, otherwise text is clear and unmarked. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 56 pages View more info

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Early newspapers in Hong Kong Educational Clippings

By: FANG JUN ZHU BIAN

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Hunan, Hunan People S Publishing House: 1991

Seller ID: 6636

ISBN: 7543843153

Condition: Good


19 + 612 pp. Chinese text. Burgundy and white softcover. Book is ex-library with stamp on reverse of title page. In good condition, very faint wear along edges. Very clean with no non-library marks. ; Ex-Library View more info

History and Traditions of Tikopia

By: Firth, Raymond

Price: $24.99

Publisher: Wellington, NZ, The Polynesian Society (Incorporated): 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000944

Condition: Good in Fair dust jacket


viii + 203 pp. Index. 2 maps (1 folding), 1 folding lineage chart. Presumed 1st. "This sociological analysis of Polynesian traditions, showing how traditions serve as part of the contemporary corpusof argument in Tikopia, adds further to our knowledge of an island culture. In this book, traditional Tikopia tales of island creation, of miraculous feats by culture heroes, and of struggles for land and power are presented in systematic form and examined historicaly an... View more info

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Iban Agriculture A Report on the Shifting Cultivation of Hill Rice by the Iban of Sarawak

By: Freeman, J. D.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Her Majesty's Printing Office: 1955

Seller ID: 8577

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


xii, 148 pp. Index. 24 black and white plates at the rear. Frontis photo, 3 maps, 5 text figures. Glossary. Dark orange soft covers are quite clean and nice, just a little corner curl. Interior a little cracking at the gutter at the ttile page, title page has a red Japanese "chop" mark, text has some occasional neat pencil marginalia, nice copy. ; colonial Research Studies; Vol. 18; 148 pages View more info

In Search of Chinese Democracy Civil Opposition in Nationalist China, 1929-1949

By: Fung, Edmund S K

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press & Jiangsu People's Publishing House: 2011

Seller ID: 7163

Condition: Very Good


1 + 3 + 335 pp. Chinese text. White sofcover. Book is in very good condition, very clean with no marks. Corners very slightly bent. Very usable copy. ; Cambridge Modern China Series; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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The Gods of Northern Buddhism -- 2nd Revised Edition Their History, Iconography and Progressive Evolution Through the Northern Buddhist Countries : Translated from the French by J. Deniker

By: Getty, Alice

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press: 1928

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 7562

Condition: Good


2nd editionlii, 220 pp. Index. Color plate at frontis, LXVII plates of which I, V, XXXVI, XLII, XLV, LV, LXI and frontis are in colours. Green cloth with gilt of the Buddhist Wheel with the six syllables of the Mantra of Avalokitesvara. Illustrations from the collection of Henry H. Getty. Ex-lib with white spine numbers at bottom spine, interior has normal library marks, pocket. Bottom front board bumped at corner, some rubbing at edges, back board is slightly bowed ... View more info