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Travel, Geography & Exploration:East Asia / China / Japan

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...<b> Japan as We Saw It </b><br>, Bickersteth, M. [Mary Jane]
1 Bickersteth, M. [Mary Jane] ... Japan as We Saw It

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1893.
 First American Edition.
 Hardcover.
 Preface by the Bishop of Exeter, the author's father.
 8vo, 354 pages with index and notes.
 Illustrated with tissue guarded frontispiece and photographs.
 
“In 1891 The Bishop of Exeter accompanied by Miss Bickersteth went Japan for two months to visit his son the Bishop of Japan This is an admirable account of Japan from the point of view and there is a full description of the earthquake of October 1891 and among other two views of the destruction caused by the earthquake. “The Parents' Review, Volume 4, page 743.

Publisher's blue cloth with red border and stamped vignette in gilt.

Bindings tight and square. Over opened at page 64/65. Text clean, light even toning some spotting. Moderate handling wear. Corners touched.
 
Price: 195.00 USD

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...<b> Return to Malaya </b><br>, British Spy, Southeast Asia, Pre-WWII] Lockhart, R. H.
2 British Spy, Southeast Asia, Pre-WWII] Lockhart, R. H. ... Return to Malaya

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1936.
 First Edition, First Printing. [McBride]

 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 
Sir Robert Hamilton Bruce Lockhart, (1887 – 1970), was a British diplomat (Moscow, Prague), journalist, author, secret agent and footballer.

His 1932 book, Memoirs of a British Agent, became an international best-seller, and brought him to the world's attention. This third book continues the story.

His son was author Robin Bruce Lockhart, who wrote the 1967 book Ace of Spies – about his father's friend and fellow agent Sidney Reilly – from which the 1983 miniseries Reilly, Ace of Spies was produced.

Excellent primary resource done just before the start of World War II, the last of its kind, the end of an era with the gran- deur and the squalor of the East and the tragedy of Western prestige. A documentary voyage to Sumatra through Negri Sembilan, Johore, Singapore, Palembang, Batavia, Djokjakarto, and Macassar.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean. Moderate handling wear. Map endpages. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has light shelf handling with toning to white of rear panel small loss corners and tip spine,
 
Price: 39.95 USD

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...<b> Japan Art and Civilization </b><br>, Frederic, Louis
3 Frederic, Louis ... Japan Art and Civilization

New York Harry N Abrams, 1966.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 430 illustrations with 49 maps and line drawings.
 
An extensive survey on Japanese historical and cultural development.

Carefully handled. Bindings tight. Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has light shelf handling wear.

504 pp incl index, 
Price: 39.95 USD

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...<b>Hong Kong: An Affair to Remember  </b>, Moss, Peter
4 Moss, Peter ...Hong Kong: An Affair to Remember
Hong Kong: FormAsia Books, 2008 9889827042 / 9789889827045 First Edition – First Printing. Hardcover in Dust Jacket.

 
The pages of this book encompass a range of striking images to portray a city forever in a state of flux.

Hong Kong has far outstripped its chroniclers. It s the metropolis of perpetual metamorphosis, endlessly remodelling the way it lives, works and functions so that its skyline is always undergoing reconstruction, its image ceaselessly shifting. The only constants are the spirit of its people, their receptivity to new ideas and influences, their restless quest for a better way.

No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.

 
Price: 135.00 USD

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...<b>The Art of Arranging Flowers: A Complete Guide to Japanese Ikebana   </b><br>, Shazo Sato
5 Shazo Sato ...The Art of Arranging Flowers: A Complete Guide to Japanese Ikebana

New York: Henry Abrams, 1965.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover with issued clear plastic jacket.
 Heavily illustrated with numerous tipped-in color prints. Additional illustration in B/W.
 
Green silk cloth covered boards with publisher protective clear cover. Titles stamped in gilt. Cover paste-on color illustration. Minimal shelf wear. Bindings square and tight. Text clean 366 pages. 12 inches tall. Publisher’s clear cover split on lower corners.

Discussions on style, technique, symbolism, form, and traditions. Includes a basic course in the 12 forms of the popular "Moribana" style of ikebana, proceeding to more advanced forms; includes 4 appendices (one on plant symbolism) plus index.
 
Price: 35.00 USD

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…<b>Japan For A Week (Britain For Ever)</b>, Thompson, A. M.
6 Thompson, A. M. Japan For A Week (Britain For Ever)
New York and London: John Lane Company, 1911 Hardcover.
 
Red cloth covered boards with stamped gilt titles. Bindings square and tight. Text clean with toning and occasional foxing. 17 photographical plates many with two photos. Light handling wear with a sun-faded spine. Top edge stained light green.
The author’s trip began in Berlin and continued through Russia via the Trans-Siberian Railway to Japan and continuing to China.
The seamy side of Kyoto, a Tokyo teahouse, and the temple of Old Nikko are a few of the topics covered. The social nature of the Japanese are examined: Labour Conditions, Marriage Customs, Commercial Honesty and Politeness.

 
Price: 30.00 USD

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...<b>Journey to the Far Pacific  </b><br>, [Cold War] Dewey, Thomas E.
7 [Cold War] Dewey, Thomas E. ...Journey to the Far Pacific

New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1952.
 Early Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 8vo; 335 pages with map endpages.
 Illustrated with photographs
 
Thomas Dewey as governor of New York wrote this report on his fact-finding tour to the far east visiting 17 countries and traveling 41,000 Miles.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve and has age-toned on the spine with light edge wear and a clear-tape repair top spine. Small crayon mark on rear of jacket.
 
Price: 14.95 USD

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...<b>Journey to Java  </b><br>, [Indonesia] Nicolson, Harold
8 [Indonesia] Nicolson, Harold ...Journey to Java

New York: Doubleday & Company, 1957.
First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 8vo, 355 pages, map end-pages.
 
Sir Harold Nicolson, for his seventieth birthday embarked on a two-month cruise from London to Java. He was accompanied by author Vita Sackville-West, his wife. Stories of shipboard hours, ports of call, including conversations about books and the current world from the travel diary Sir Harold Nicolson kept during a two months cruise in 1957 to Java and back with his wife V. Sackville-West.

As could be expected, this is hardly an ordinary travel book. It is rather a series of character sketches, impressions and, since Sir Harold had set himself the task of examining the causeless melancholy that has affected youth since the nineteenth century, an intellectual journey from the Greek philosophers down to England's “angry young men”. A gently humorous, witty and sensitive book. [Kirkus Review, 1958]

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Appears to be unread. Light handling wear to dust jacket, with price, now in a protective Mylar sleeve.
 
Price: 39.95 USD

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...<b>Slowly Climbs the Sun  </b><br>, [Laos] Menger, Matt J.
9 [Laos] Menger, Matt J. ...Slowly Climbs the Sun

New York: Twin Circle Pub. Co., 1973 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 Illustrated with photographs.
 
SIGNED with a non-personal inscription: /with my warmest greetings/.

The author spent 16 years in Laos in isolated rural regions. He chronicles his experiences as a missionary and as a keen observer of the culture he experienced. Illustrated with photographs. 228 pages, 8.25 inches tall.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has light handling wear no chips or tears. 228 pages, 8.25 inches tall. 
Price: 29.95 USD

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