Moskva: Tipo-lit. im. t. Vorovskogo, 1931. 328; 287; 296; 272; 237; 267 pp. Illus. with b/w photos, figures, maps + one folding map, linen backed, in pocket. 8vo. Red buckram. First edition. Soviet Asia: a social and scientific journal. In Russian. Six double bimonthly issues. Ceased publication with these numbers. Very good or better crisp, clean copies, boards lightly rubbed, nicely bound by Weilin & Goos.
Lisboa: Na Typ. da Academia, 1812. vi, 178 pp. 8vo. Modern three quarter morocco over marbled boards. First edition. Includes: 1. Breve relação dos escrituras dos gentios da India Oriental, e dos seus costumes (pp. 1-59) [A short account of the gentios of India and their customs]; 2. Noticia summaria do gentilismo da Asia (pp. 61-126) [A short account of paganism in Asia]; These have been attributed by Francisco Maria Esteves Pereria to Fernão de Queiroz, a 17th c. Jesuit, whose translation of the Bhagavat-Gita was only first published in 1922, and may have been the first translation into a western language of that work. Esteves Pereria considered it a sequel to the two pieces contained in this volume (see Ethel Pope: India in Portuguese Literature, (Bastorá: Tipografia Rangel, 1937; pp. 166-168). 3. Joseph de Anchieta. Epistola quamplurimarum rerum naturalium, quae S. Vincentii (nunc S. Paulí) provinciam incolunt, sistens descriptionem (pp. 127-178) [Communication of the very many natural things which dwell in the province of St. Vincent (now São Paulo) systematically described]. The Spanish Jesuit missionary José de Anchieta (1534 -1597) was one of the founders of São Paulo (1554) and Rio de Janeiro a decade later. Best known for his book "The Art of Grammar" on the indigenous Old Tupi language, he was also an accomplished naturalist as revealed in this work. The "Collecção" would eventually run to seven volumes published over 30 years. Quite uncommon. Last partial or complete set at auction in 1948. Near fine, small period stamp on title page. Sabin 14362. Leclerc 126. Innocencio V.2 (p.87-88): 353. Rodrigues 658. Borba de Moraes 164. Greenlee 524.
Tokyo: Board of Tourist Industry Japanese Government Railways / Hokuseido Press, (1934). xvi, 371 pp. Illus. with b/w photos. Sm. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. A.F. Thomas, intro. Small 4 page advertising brochure from Hokuseido Press laid in loose. A very good unopened (uncut) copy, light soiling along spine, owner's name whited-out, rear endpaper repaired.
New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 1972. xxix, 150 pp. Illus. with 20 b/w drawings. 8vo. Cloth. Later printing. Hamada, Kengi, trans. Translation of Ugetsu monogatari. Contents: a critical interpretation; Homecoming; Bewitched; Exiled; Birdcall; Prophesy; Reunion; Daydream; Demon; Wealth. A fine copy in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with wear at the spine ends.
Boston: John P. Jewett & Co. 1856. xii, 618 pp. Sm. 4to. Cloth. Second edition. David Oliver Allen (1799-1863) was a missionary who served in India from 1827, when he graduated from Amherst College, to 1853. He supervised the printing of the bible in Marathi. Lacking the map else a good copy, spine chipped and torn, with a split along gutters, owner's name on free front endpaper, binding still tight leaves clean and unmarked. Still useful.
Christchurch: Caxton Press, 1950. 64 pp. + notes [2 pp]. Illus. with 2 b/w photos and 1 map. 8vo. Paper wrappers. First edition. Rhodes, H. Winston, ed. Prose and poetry by Rewi Alley (1897-1987) who was a New Zealand-born writer and long-time member of the Communist Party of China where he was imprisoned during the Cultural Revolution. A very good copy with small chips to tail of spine.
New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 1967. xiv, 552 pp. Illus. with b/w photos, drawings and maps. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. Contains: Encounter, by E. Allworth; People, languages, and migrations, by K.H. Menges; The population and the land, by I.M. Matley; Systematic conquest, 1865 to 1884; Organizing and colonizing the conquered territories; The stirring of national feeling; Social and political reform; The fall of the Czarist Empire; Civil war and new governments; and The national republics lose their independence, by H. Carrere d'Encausse; Agricultural development; and Industrialization, by I.M. Matley; The changing intellectual and literary community; and The focus of literature, by E. Allworth; Musical tradition and innovation, by J. Spector; Modernizing architecture, art, and town plans, by A. Sprague. A fine copy in a price-clipped, lightly rubbed, very good+ dust jacket. Yakushi A62.
New York: The New York Public Library, 1996. 30 pp. [95-124 pp.]. Illus. with b/w nine reproductions and photos. Sm. 4to. Stapled paper wrappers. Offprint. Inscribed by the author. From Biblion, Volume 4, Number 2 - Spring 1996. Covers the Slavic and Baltic Division's Archive of Central Asian Newspapers and Magazines and Janos Eckmann's papers in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Division. Excellent illustrations. A very good copy with a crease to the stapled corner of the wrapper.
Geneva: Nagel Publishers, (1962). 45 pp. + 58 pp. Illus. with 85 color & b/w plates (16 tipped-in). Folio. Cloth. Later printing. Mulk Raj Anand (1905 - 2004), Indian novelist and art critic, is considered a founder of the English-language Indian novel. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket in a lightly rubbed else fine slipcase.
Stockholm: Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities / H.W. Tullberg, 1929. 21 pp. [143-163 pp.] + plate + maps [3 pp.]. Illus. with 2 color & 1 b/w plates (incl. 4 color maps) and 4 figures. Sm. 4to. Paper wrappers. Offprint. Reprinted from the Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, no. 1, Stockholm 1929. Text in German. A very good+ copy with light creases to two corners.
Paris / Tokio: Geuthner / N.S.H.K.K. 1941. 146 pp. + plates. Illus. with color frontis and 90 plates (7 color). Sm. 4to. Paper covered boards. First edition. Bulletin de la Maison Franco-Japonaise, Tome XII, No. 1- 1941. One of 603 copies. Backstrip perished, lacking the rear board, tape marks on front board from prior repair; binding solid, leaves near fine.
Concord, N.H. C.B. VanTassel, Asia Publishing Co. 1929. 78 pp. Illus. with b/w photos and drawings. 4to. Paper wrappers. First edition. Frank McIntosh, cover illus., "A. Articles include: The Apostle of the Indies, by Vincent Sheean; Tribesmen in the Territory of New Guinea, photos by H.L. Downing; Hunting with the Tiger-Born, by Ralph E. Henderson; Adventures in Sculpture-Taxidermy, by Robert H. Rockwell; Caravans of the Winding Road [Journey through the Gobi, con't.], by Owen Lattimore; Highways in a Land of Barriers [China, with map], by O.J. Todd; An Indian Prince comes for his Bride (Pictorial); more. Color ad for Chrysler Imperial, Packard, Hawaii. A good copy with wrappers detached from text block, tears and chips along spine.
Concord, N.H. C.B. VanTassel, Asia Publishing Co. 1929. [837-923] pp. Illus. with b/w photos and drawings. 4to. Paper wrappers. First edition. Frank McIntosh, cover illus., "T. Articles include: Air-Jaunting over the Ancient East, by Marie Beale; Alamut, Stronghold of the Assassins, by Laurence Lockhart; Making Bolshevists of Central Asians, by Anna Louise Strong; Present-Day Tokyo, (Pictorial); Ramakirshna - A Modern Avatar (II), by Romain Rolland; Alamut, Stronghold of the Assassins, by Laurence Lockhart; Furrows Pekingward in the China Seas, by E.M. Eller; more. Some ads in color. A good copy with detached wrappers, two inch chips at spine ends, owner's name written on front wrapper.
Concord, N.H. C.B. VanTassel, Asia Publishing Co. 1925. [805-904] pp. Illus. with b/w photos and drawings. 4to. Paper wrappers. First edition. Frank McIntosh, cover illus. Contents include China, India, Communist Culture, 8 full pages of photos of Siamese Spires and Crowns; Articles include: Houqua of Canton- a Chinese Croesus, by Sydney Greenbie; The Story of Abd el-Krim [Riffi Sultan, Morocco], by Vincent Sheean; "Knowledge for the People" in Russia, by Stanley High; Filming [Robert J. Flaherty's] "Moana of the South" by David Flaherty; more. A very good- copy with nicks to spine ends, light rubbing of wrappers, remnant of label on rear wrapper with dampstain.
Concord, N.H. C.B. VanTassel, Asia Publishing Co. 1925. [905-1016] pp. Illus. with b/w photos and drawings. 4to. Paper wrappers. First edition. Frank McIntosh, cover illus. Contents include Hawaii and China. Articles include: Gold and Black Lacquer of Siam [Illustrations]; Filming "Moana of the South", by Frances Hubbard Flaherty; The Story of Abd el-Krim [con't] - "Robin Hood' of the Rif, by Vincent Sheean; The White Boomerang in China, by Harry F. Ward; "Haithi" in Hobbles [a working elephant], by Herschel Williams; more. Cadillac, Packard, Marmon car ads. A very good copy with tears to spine ends, light edgewear.
Concord, N.H. C.B. VanTassel, Asia Publishing Co. 1927. [971-1066] pp. Illus. with b/w photos and drawings. 4to. Paper wrappers. First edition. Frank McIntosh, cover illus., "T. Articles include: The Jew in Revolutionary Russia, by Maurice Hindus; Journalism along the Nile, by Pierre Crabitès; Snakes and Tractors on Kotapalli, by J.C. de Wet; Moscow and the Chinese Revolution, by Vincent Sheean; more. Lincoln, Cadillac, Packard ads in color. A good+ copy with chips along spine, scuffed front wrapper detached from text block.
Concord, N.H. C.B. VanTassel, Asia Publishing Co. 1927. [697-780] pp. Illus. with b/w photos and drawings. 4to. Paper wrappers. First edition. Frank McIntosh, cover illus. Contents include Hong Kong, Bali, India, Hawaii, more. Articles include: China and the Powers, by Thomas F. Millard; The Happy Niger, by Leland Hall; "Deaf" Villages Far North [Russia], by Rhys Williams; On the Eightfold Path [Buddhism], by The Anagarika Dharmapala; more. Color ads for Hupmobile, Chrysler Imperial, Packard, Pierce-Arrow, LaSalle. A very good- copy with chipped spine and head, some soil on front wrapper.
Concord, N.H. C.B. VanTassel, Asia Publishing Co. 1928. [81-164] pp. Illus. with b/w photos and drawings. 4to. Paper wrappers. First edition. Frank McIntosh, cover illus., "T. Contents include China, African Gorillas, Archangel Forest, Russia, Iran, Pachperwa, India. Articles include: Japan on the [Baseball] Diamond, by Harry Kingman; The City of Confucius [Chufu], by James Arthur Muller; The Spirit of India in Javanese Dance-Drama, photos by Tassilo Adam; The French in Lonely Posts [Niger], by Leland Hall; more. Color ads for Stutz, GM, Lincoln, Packard. A good copy with detached wrappers, lacking most of spine, chip to corner of rear wrapper.
Concord, N.H. Asia Magazine, 1933. [69-132] pp. Illus. with b/w photos and drawings. 4to. Paper wrappers. First edition. Frank McIntosh, cover illus., "E. Articles include: Russia too has a Railroad Problem, by William C. White; The Far Eastern War in Geneva, by Clarence K. Streit; Ear-Phones in Instanbul, by Memdouh M. Mazloum; Air-Minded Japan, by A.J. Milling Jones; Medicine for Harbin, by Walter Stötzner; more. A good+ copy with sunned front wrapper, soiling on wrappers, chipped and torn at spine tail, nicked at spine head.