GEMILANG 187: CHINA (Arts, Crafts, History). (2015).

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LIN YU TANG, Miss Tu. Orig.edn.
Melbourne-London-Toronto, Heinemann, 1950 sm.8°. orig. light blue cloth, small vignette on upper boards, dustjacket. 124pp.
"Novel, based on an old Chinese popular legend, retold by the author. According to the earliest known written versions, the Ching Shih T'ung Yen, by Feng Menglung, the incident happened about the year 1595".(cf. author's note on verso of title-page). A good copy. (fore-rim with some light foxing, some light fraying to extremities of dustjacket).

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EUR 65.00

Book nr.: 39694

LIN YUTANG (Lin Ho-lok, 1895-1976), Mijn Land en mijn Volk. First dutch edn.
Den Haag, Zuid-Hollandsche Uitgeversmaatschappij, s.d. [....], 1939 Thick 8°, orig. cloth, circular vignette of a black dragon on gilt tooled background on front boards, title in gilt on spine. (xxii), 381pp. Chinese dynastic table and alph. register at end of volume.
A good description of pre-war China and her population. The author, a novelist, linguist and philosopher, born Lin Ho-lok, Amoy, Fukien Proince, China, took is MA at Harvard and his Ph.D. at Leipzig University. Died in March 1976 and buried in the garden of his villa at Taipei, Taiwan, now transformed into the Dr. Lin Yutang Memorial Library. A very fine copy in orig. publ. cloth.

EUR 35.00

Book nr.: 43439

LING ROTH, H., Oriental Silverwork. Malay and Chinese. A Handbook for connoisseurs, collectors, students and silversmiths. [Photomechanic reprint after the original London 1910].
Kuala Lumpur, University of Malaya Press, 19101966 Small 4°, original cloth. (17]pp. of introd. text, with black/white illustrations, sketch-maps and hall-marks in text. Frontispiece (Malay Silver dish from Perak), title-illustration (silver bowl) and 170 black/white illustrations of silverware on 138 plates out-of-text, with extensive technical descriptions to each illustration on facing pages, index, table of contents with addenda.
Standard-work describing production and artistic values of Malay and Chinese-Malay Silverwork and silversmithing, including i.a. notes describing the influence of chinese traditional patterns on Malay craftsment. Very good copy. (some minimal wear to spine-ends).

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EUR 325.00

Book nr.: 49589

LIPTON, M., (Introd.), Les tapis-tigrés du Tibet. Avec und Initiation à la culture tibétaine par G. Meurant. Exhib.Catalogue Bruxelles 21 Décembre 1988-5 Mars 1989.
Bruxelles, Crédit Communal, 1989 sm. 4°. orig.pict. col. limp wraps. 191pp. 108 ills. of Tibetan Tiger-tapestries on 55 col. plates, plain text-ills, diagrams, list of lenders, bibliogr.
A lavishly illustrated exhib.catalogue with an introd. on Tibetan culture by G. Meurant and 4 artt. on the subject by Cyril Barrett, Jim & Barbara Ford, Tom Phillips and Philip Goldman. The first publication on the so-called Tiger-tapestries of Tibet, hitherto (up till 1970) unexplored. These 'tapestries' are excessively rare and its use was a pregorative of the Tibetan Elite, who used them to cover their luggage during long journeys through Tibet. A very fine copy of a rare catalogue. French text-edn.

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EUR 115.00

Book nr.: 41720

LUCARDIE, W.J., Rond de Stille Zuidzee. Overzicht van de ontwikkeling der verhoudingen en gebeurtenissen in Oost-Azië. Introd. by E. Moresco. [Eerste druk/first edn.].
Bandoeng, Vorkink, [....], 1923 Private qtr. clothbacked marbled boards, front part of original dustjacket laid-down on front boards. 263pp. Footnotes, appendices I-XXI, table of contents. ["Indische Krijgskundige Vereeniging", no. 60].
Reviews political and military events and development in the Pacific and its impact on dutch colonial Indonesian government, from the Russo-Japanese war up till the so-called Pacific Conterence (Washington D.C.) 1922 and its aftermath, e.g. arrival of western powers, incl. the dutch, in the Pacific, the Russo-Japanese war up till the outbreak of the first world war (1905-1914), events in the Pacific from 1914 up till the Pacific Conference 1922: Japan's military intervention in China, Russo-Japanese treaties 1915 & 1916, U.S.A. and the Philippines, Japanese-U.S. treaty 1917, Japanese intervention in Siberia, Japan's attitude during the first world war, the Versailles treaty and Eastern Asia in relation to problems with Shantung and Yap island, Wold economic depressio and preliminaries to the Pacific Conference, the Pacific conterence. Appendices supply information on various treaties between western powers and Japan. Still of historical interest. good copy. (circular paper ex-lib. label at tail of spine, some ex-lib. stamps in margins, binding a bit dull).

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EUR 45.00

Book nr.: 47048

[M'LEOD, John], [Mr. GILBERT, et.al.], The Shipwreck of the Alceste an English frigate, in the Straits of Gasper, also the Shipwreck of the Medusa, a French Frigate on the coast of Africa; with observations and reflexions thereon. [Abridged edition].
Dublin, C. Bentham [TYP.], 1821 Two parts in onel 24°. (13.5x8.5 cm.). Original calfbacked boards, spine with title-label. (vi), 178pp. Engraved captioned monochrome frontispiece ("A Chief of Loo Choo"), 5 captioned engraved monochrome plates (3 costume plates of natives of Loo Choo), one view of Fort Maxwell and one featuring the Raft of the Medusa, table of number of settlers with professions sailing on the Medusa in text. LIPPERHEIDE Le. 28 (Costume plates).
Two narratives bound together of the shipwrecks of the English trigate Alceste in the Straits of Gasper) (in the course of an Expedition of 1816-1817 to deliver the Amherst Embassy to China and exploring the China Sea with extended visit to Okinawa and Loo Choo Islands), which includes a Farewell (by Mr. Gilbert, one of the officers of the Alceste) on leaving the hospitable people of Loo Choo on pp.175-178. The second division, p. 99-174, narrates the shipwreck of the Medusa, a French frigate sailing with a number of settlers (viz. table on page 100-101), that ran aground on the Arguin Bank, off the west coast of Africa; only 15 persons survived, the rest having fallen victim to the sea and cannibalism. Two very interesting narratives. (covers heavily stained, especially lower outer cover, heavy black staining to recte/verso of ti.-p. and top-margins of p. 175-178 and recte of lower inner cover; original final blank removed but skilfully replaced by a modern one in matching old paper).

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EUR 475.00

Book nr.: 51585

M'LEOD, John, Voyage of His Majesty's Ship Alceste, along the Coast of Corea, to the Island of Lewchew; with an account of her subsequent Shipwreck. [Second enlarged edition].
London, Murray, 1818 Small 8°., private recent galfbacked marbled boards. Gilded spine in compartments with red coloured morocco gilded title label. Hftitle. (3), 323pp. Engraved frontispiece (portrait of Captain Murray), 5 very fine chromolithographed plates, of which 3 with images of 'natives' in in tribal costume, e.g. Islanders of Sir James Hall Group, a local Korean ruler and an Attendants of a local Lewchew Ruler, 2 topographical views of Fort Maxwell and the Garden of LewchewTemple. CORDIER, BS 2107 and BJ 468; LIPPERHEIDE Le. 28 (Costume plates).
Narrative of an Expedition of 1816-1817 to deliver the Amherst Embassy to China and exploring the China Sea with extended visit to Okinawa and Loo Choo Islands, including an account of the shipwreck in the Straits of Gasper. Very good copy, plates in excellent condition, very fresh colouring. (Professional rebound copy with new endpapers; small unobtrusive ownership's entry in ink on french title).

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EUR 850.00

Book nr.: 51584

MAILEY, Jean, The Manchu Dragon. Costumes of the Ch'ing Dynasty 1644-1912. [First edition].
New York, The Metropolitan museum of Art, 1980 Square 8°. Original coloured and illustrated limp wrappers. Stapled. 34pp. Coloured frontispiece, many captioned coloured plates and illustrations in text, notes at rear end, colophon, table of contents.
Accomanying the exhibition kept at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art December 16, 1980-August 30, 1981: Historical background, Manchu Dragon Robes and Court Robes, Informal and Ceremonial Costume, Ecclesiastical Robes, Costumes from the Theater, Making Silk. Very fine copy.

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EUR 35.00

Book nr.: 52362

MALAYSIA AND INDO-CHINA TOURISM - Information for visitors to British Malaya, Dutch-Indies (Java, Bali, Sumatra, etc.) Siam, French Indo-China, Singapore. [First edition].
S.I.[London], Thos Cook & Son, [....]. 1926 12°, original limp pictorial wraps., 203pp., many text-ills., adverts in text, some time-tables, double-p. sketch-map (: Cook's map of British Malaya), folded map of Java at the end of vol., bibliography, list of Cook's offices & of Wagon-Lits Co.
Tourist-guide, supplying ample information for travellers in Southeast Asia. Scarce guide. (wrs. frayed & bent, fr. inner hinge splitting but holding, dog-eared copy.)

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EUR 125.00

Book nr.: 36104

MAO TUN Pseud. ofTSCHEN YEN PING] - KUHN, F. & J.L.J.F. EZERMAN [Editors and translators], Schemering over Sjanghai. Een roman uit het moderne China. [First dutch edition, edited and translated from the chinese language by F.Kuhn and J.L.J.F. Ezerman].
Den Haag, J.Ph. Kruseman, [circa], 1935 Stout large 8°. Original clothbacked marbled publ. boards. Frontcover with a rather large rectangular red coloured device, bold type title in relief on spine. Device repeated on ti.-p., printed in red and black bold type. Hftitle (verso blank). 325pp. Translations and comments about chinese words and phrases printed at tail margins, table of contents. NOT called-for in holdings Royal Dutch Library, KB.
Dutch language translation of a classic chinese novel, edited and translated by Dr. F. Kuhn (dutch national, expert in chinese classic fiction), originally published in 1933 under the title "Tze Yiä 9tHE tWILIGHT rOMANS OF cHINA IN 1930) "WITH THE Kai Ming Schu kü (Publ. "De Verlichting", Shanghai). Original author is known under his pseudonym "Mao Tun" = Tschen Yen Ping. Good to very good copy in orig. publ. cloth. ( spine-head a little bit worn, due to shelving).

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EUR 85.00

Book nr.: 56093

MAP - FAR EAST AND COLONIAL INDONESIA, Het Verre Oosten. Nederlandsch Oost-Indië.
S.L.[Amsterdam], s.n., s.d.[circa], 1938 Very large quadruple-folded coloured paper-map. Title "Het Verre Oosten", (The Far East)printed in bold tye at head of map. Sized 95x85cm. With legenda, and extensive information on colonial Indonesia printed in right margin.
The central part of this map depicts. the Indian Subcontinent, incl. China and Japan and colonial Indonesia. Lower one-quarter of map depicts colonial Indonesia in detail, with marginal illustrations, useful general information on Indonesia is printed in right margin from top to tail of map (:)number of inhabitants, most important export-crops, size of the country, &c...A very nice and decorative coloured paper map. A SCAN is available on request. Very fine copy. Scarce.

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EUR 115.00

Book nr.: 39951

MAP - JAVA-CHINA-JAPAN LYN, [Track-map of the Java-China-Japan Line in Southeast Asia].
London, s.n. [Printed by George Phillip & Son], s.d.[circa], 1920 Original linen backed glossy coloured Wall-map between wooden poles. Equatorial Scale: 1: 10.000.000. Size 80x72cm. Title printed within a cartouche in upper left corner of map, with coloured company's flag at tail. Legenda printed at tail of map, also indicating posts of U.S. and British Consulates, Dock and Coaling-stations, routes only navigably by large Steamers. English text.
Wall-map depict. the Asian & Southeast Asian shipping-lines (main lines printed in red) of the Java-China-Japan Line, J.C.J.L., between Machuria, Korea, China and Japan, Bengal, Burma, Philippines and Colonial Indonesia, incl. New Guinea. Besides lines legenda also indicate U.S. and British Consulates, Dock-and Coaling Stations, routes only navigable by large Steamers. A very interesting and rare Route-map. Still in rather good condition. (upper-pole replaced by a modern plastic pole, lower pole original, some spotting in sea-areas, not in printed areas, some soiling and spotting on verso, blank, of map).

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EUR 750.00

Book nr.: 39948

MARCHAL, H., F.M. SAVINA, Lt.-Col. RENONDEAU, (et.al., contributors), Noets sur l'architecture de Nåk Pån; Dictionnaire français-mån; Choix de pièces du théatre lyrique japonais. Original edition].
Paris, EFEO, 1927 Large sto0ut 8°. Original printed limp wrappers. 703pp. Captioned monochrome illustrations on 35 plates, of which architectural pull=out plates (incl. detailed plans of historic monuments)also illustrating archaeological finds and Stone-sculptures on temple galleries, comparative classification tables of temple monuments from Indonesia and Tonkin pp. 552-642, glossary french-Kim-di va (mun va) Tai-pan va (mien va) (pp. 14-255), extensive footnotes/references, descriptive table of illustrations, member's communications, bibliographies, notices, chronologies, analytical index, editorial communications on verso of front wrapper, publ. serial list on both sides of lower outer cover, table of contents. ["BULLETIN DE L'ÉCOLE FRANÇAISE D'EXTRÊME ORIENT", Tome XXVI].
Collection of 10 (including 2 orbituaries) french language scholarly contributions and assessments, notices and mixed communications about the Far East, published in this world-famous journal of the French School of Far Eastern Studies, about Afghanistan, Burma, Cambodia, pre-war China, Laos, Vietnam, etc.:archaeology, ethnography, ethnology, linguistics, palaeography, religion and cults. excavations. Very fine untrimmed copy. (Cover edges a bit frayed).

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EUR 275.00

Book nr.: 54596

MARITIME ADVERTISING ROYAL INTEROCEAN LINES - Aan jonge Kerels, die veel van de Wereld willen zien.
Amsterdam-C., K.J.C.P.J./Royal Interocean Lines, s.d.[circa], 1955 slim sm.8°. A quadruple folding brochure, total size 42x20cm., printed in colours on both sides, richly illustrated, incl. a few vessels, ills. of remarkable places in a.o. Japan, ochre-coloured track-map, dominating one side, depict. Company's overseas connections.
A well-groomed colourful piece of advertising of the Koninklijke Java-China-Japan Lijn, Royal Interocean Line, calling upon young people to enlist with the company and see interesting and strange places all over the World, incl. concise labour-conditions mentioned. A very fine copy. (scan available on request).

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EUR 85.00

Book nr.: 40109

MARQUAND, Josephine, Chi Ming en het Maanfeest. [Eerste nederlandstalige druk; First dutch language edition].
Rotterdam, Lemniscaat, 1965 Large 8°. Original clothbacked coloured and illustrated boards in chinese style, with bold white covertitle. [32] unnumbered pp., incl. 4 double-page captioned coloured plates, coloured and monochrome illustrations in text, coloured illustrated endpapers all by Pearl Binder, authentic chinese characters by S.I. Hiung and Nancy Kuo.
Dutch language story about the adventures during the chinese Moon festival by a Chinese boyand his relatives. Very fine copy.

EUR 35.00

Book nr.: 53624

MARTIN, R[udolf], (publ.), [A] Chinese[woman]/Chinoise/Chinesin.Nach photographischer Aufnahme von Prof.Dr. R[udolf] Martin.
S.L.[Zürich], Art Inst. Orell Füssli, s.d.[circa], 1880 Elephand folio (90x65cm.). Orig. col. lithographed educational wall-plate, lithographed on thin flexible lacklustre boards, depicting a Chinese Woman, lithographed after an original photograph taken by Prof.Dr. R. Martin, with title ,in english/german and czech, in bold black type at tail of plate, publ.imprint also at tail in german only. ["Wandtafeln für den Unterricht in Anthropologie, Ethnographie & Geographie", No.2]. [A scan is available upon request].
A beautifully executed and very early specimen of an educational wall-plate, for students anthropology, ethnography & geography. In very good condition. Very rare.(some marginal tears have been skilfully restored with clear acid-free tape).

EUR 1,450.00

Book nr.: 40355
     

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