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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.", Adikaram, E. W.
1 Adikaram, E. W. Early History of Buddhism in Ceylon Or "State of Buddhism in Ceylon As Revealed by the Pali Commentaries of the 5th Century A. D."
Migoda, Ceylon D. S. Puswella 1946 First Edition Hardcover 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" tall; 216 pages 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Gendai Nippon no gabanansu, Akira Murata; Hideki Uemura
2 Akira Murata; Hideki Uemura Gendai Nippon no gabanansu
Daigaku Shuppankai. Ryuì"gasaki-Shi : Ryuì"tsuì" Keizai 2011 4947553545 / 9784947553546 Hardcover 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 
Price: 20.00 USD
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How Taiwan Became Chinese  Dutch, Spanish, and Han Colonization in the Seventeenth Century, Andrade, Tonio
3 Andrade, Tonio How Taiwan Became Chinese Dutch, Spanish, and Han Colonization in the Seventeenth Century
New York Columbia University Press 2008 023112855X / 9780231128551 Hardcover 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 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Tarsilah Brunei : The Early History of Brunei Up to 1432 AD, Awang Haji Mohamad Amin
4 Awang Haji Mohamad Amin Tarsilah Brunei : The Early History of Brunei Up to 1432 AD
Brunei Brunei History Centre 2000 9991734031 / 9789991734033 First Edition Hardcover 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 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Brunei Darussalam: The Road to Independence, Awang Mohd. Jamil al-Sufri
5 Awang Mohd. Jamil al-Sufri Brunei Darussalam: The Road to Independence
Brunei Brunei History Centre 1998 Softcover 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 century until the signing of 1905/1906 treaty that became the turning point towards the achievement of Brunei Darussalam’s independence which was proclaimed on 1 January 1984.; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 308 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Barrett, William L. S. Brunei. Brunei and Nusantara history in coinage
Brunei Brunei History Centre 1988 Hardcover 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 on February 25, 1988. Described and illustrated are every coin, medal and banknote displayed in the exhibition, while at the same time historical background information is provided on the rulers and events of the times. ; 273 pages 
Price: 32.00 USD
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The feelings of Guangdong - the older generation of revolutionaries the southern Guangdong Noriyuki   [Historical picture gallery](Chinese Edition), BEN SHE YI MING
7 BEN SHE YI MING The feelings of Guangdong - the older generation of revolutionaries the southern Guangdong Noriyuki [Historical picture gallery](Chinese Edition)
Guangdong Guangdong People's Publishing House 2000 7218054560 / 9787218054568 Hardcover 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 
Price: 80.00 USD
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8 Blair, Chuancey J. Heat in the Rig Veda and Atharva Veda: A General Survey with Particular Attention to Some Aspects and Problems
New Haven American Oriental Society 1961 Hardcover 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 
Price: 279.00 USD
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9 Chang H. (Hsuan) A Study of the Principles Employed in the Compilation of the Shih-Chung Shan-Fang Illustrated Catalogue of Seals
Hong Kong University of Hong Kong 1955 First Edition Softcover 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 Illustrated Catalogue of Seals, all the letters are in Chinese. Dun linen/paper wraps show shelf wear and some age, paper spine chipping away, interior toned but clean, binding back strip starting to show but binding holding.; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Price: 45.00 USD
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10 Chow, Peter C.Y., Editor Economic Integration, Democratization and National Security in East Asia. Shifting Paradigms in US, China and Taiwan Relations
Williston, Vermont Edward Elgar Pub 2007 1845429788 / 9781845429782 Hardcover 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 
Price: 99.00 USD
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Islamic Society on the South Asian Frontier  The Máppilas of Malabar, 1498-1922, Dale, Stephen Frederic
11 Dale, Stephen Frederic Islamic Society on the South Asian Frontier The Máppilas of Malabar, 1498-1922
Oxford Oxford University Press 1981 0198215711 / 9780198215714 Hardcover 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 
Price: 150.00 USD
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12 Denby, The Hon. Charles China and Her People. Being the Observations, Reminiscences, and Conclusions of an American Diplomat. Volume I & II.
Taipei Ch'eng-Wen Publishing 1968 Reprint Hardcover 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 -- hard to find both volumes.; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 42.00 USD
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Survival of Brunei A Historical Perspective, Dr. Haji Awang Mohd. Jamil Al-Sufri
13 Dr. Haji Awang Mohd. Jamil Al-Sufri Survival of Brunei A Historical Perspective
Brunei Brunei history centre Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports 2002 999173418x / 9789991734187 First Edition; First Printing Softcover 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 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Reform and Revolution in China  The 1911 Revolution in Hunan and Hubei, Revised Edition, Esherick, Joseph
14 Esherick, Joseph Reform and Revolution in China The 1911 Revolution in Hunan and Hubei, Revised Edition
Ann Arbor Center for Chinese Studies, Univ. of Michigan 1998 0892641304 / 9780892641307 Hardcover 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 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Early newspapers in Hong Kong Educational Clippings, FANG JUN ZHU BIAN
15 FANG JUN ZHU BIAN Early newspapers in Hong Kong Educational Clippings
Hunan Hunan People S Publishing House 1991 7543843153 / 9787543843158 Softcover 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 
Price: 70.00 USD
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16 Firth, Raymond History and Traditions of Tikopia
Wellington, NZ The Polynesian Society (Incorporated) 1961 First Edition Cloth 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 and sociologically. " Dj is chiped and torn around edges, has old price sticker and tear on front cover, not price clipped.Red cloth cover bright and clean, little worn at spine tips, end papers have a few small stains, some light penciling, page 135 has a 1" tear at top edge, folding map and table clean and nice.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 24.99 USD
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17 Fung, Edmund S K In Search of Chinese Democracy Civil Opposition in Nationalist China, 1929-1949
Cambridge Cambridge University Press & Jiangsu People's Publishing House 2011 9780521025818 Softcover 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 
Price: 50.00 USD
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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, Getty, Alice
18 Getty, Alice 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
Oxford Clarendon Press 1928 Second Edition Hardcover 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 in, blanks a little grubby and title page has some thumbing, but otherwise clean and attractive. A beautiful book. Indispensable reference for art historians, scholars of Eastern philosophy and religion. Wealth of detailed scholarly information on names, attributes, symbolism, pictorial representations of virtually every major and minor divinity in Mahayana pantheon, as worshipped in Nepal, Tibet, China, Korea, Mongolia, and Japan.; Ex-Library; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Along the Mission Trail IV. in China, Hagspiel, Bruno
19 Hagspiel, Bruno Along the Mission Trail IV. in China
Techny, Illinois Mission Press 1927 First Edition Hardcover Fair 
392 pp. Fold out map inside rear cover. Dark yellow cloth boards. Book is ex-library with usual interior marks, and mark of removed sticker on spine. Book is in fair condition. Some external wear along spine and edges. Covers somewhat faded. Interior is clean with no non-library marks. Front fly page torn at bottom right corner. ; Ex-Library 
Price: 30.00 USD
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20 Henderson, F.C., ; Ewart, K.; Womersley, .S. The Papua and New Guinea Agricultural Journal, Vol. 9, October, 1954, No. 2
Port Moresby Department of Agriculture, Stock and Fisheries 1954 First Edition Softcover Good 
pp 45-92 + ads, original wraps stapled, illustrated. Articles include Cacao as a Crop for the Owner-Manager in Pappua and New Guinea by Henderson; Report on Mechanization of Agricultural Crops in New Guinea by Ewart; Brucellosis of Cattle; Cover Crops and Green Manures; A Foetid Weed from Rabaul by Womersley. Cream card wraps are chipped at the corners, bent at back cover, stamp of Andrew P. Vayda the scholarly ecologist of the area, interior a little dog eared and toned but clean. Scarce.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 20.00 USD
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