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

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BACKHOUSE, F. & J.O.P. BLAND, Annals & Memoirs of the Court of Peking. (from the 16th to the 20th century). First edn.
Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Comp., 1914 large thick 8°. Orig. black lettered front boards and spine, large gilt vignette tooled on front boards. Hftitle (verso blank). (x), 531pp. frontisp. (with orig. tissue-guard), ills. on 22 plates of which 1 extending panoramic view on the Forbidden City and the Imperial City from the Coal Hill, alph. list of the principal persons herinafter named, index, errata-slip bound-up.
Historical account of the Ming- and Manchu Dynasties. A standardwork still of interest and value. Good to very good copy in orig. publ. cloth.

EUR 145.00

Book nr.: 42043

BALLARD, J.G., Empire of the Sun. First edn.
London, Gollancz, 1984 Orig. cloth, title in gilt on spiny, dustjacket. 278pp. Full-p. plan of Shanghai, 1942, table of contents, biogr. note to author with portr. on lower inner flap of dustjacket.
Novel, based on author's observations of events that took place during the Japanese occupation of Shanghai and within the [internment] camp at Lunghua, period 1942-1945. The official name of this camp was Lunghua C.A.C. (Civilian Assembly Centre). Preceded by a history of the japanese military attack on China, 1937, the eve and attack on Pear Harbor and the subsequent conquest of Southeast Asia by the Japanese forces. Very good copy, WITH dustjacket).

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EUR 95.00

Book nr.: 45762

BALLER, W., Mandarin Primer, Character, Analysis. [First edition].
Shanghai, China Inland Mission and all Booksellers, 1923 Small 8°. Original cloth with covertitle. 26pp.
Basic Lessons and practical information on Mandarin Chinese on behalf of China Inland Missionaries. Good to very good copy.

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- GEMILANG 159: Missiology in Southeast Asia and Oceania (2015).
EUR 45.00

Book nr.: 52785

BALLOT, M.-J., Les Laques d'Extrême-OrientChine et Japon. [Ire Edition; First edition].
Paris et Bruxelles, Van Oest, 1927 8°. Original limp wrappers, covertitle in bold black type, tinted publ. device in centre, printed between two coloured decorative borders at tail margins, Hftitle (verso with publ. list). . 38, [1]pp. Many captioned monochrome illustrations on XXXIIpp. at rear end, featuring chinese and japanese lacquer ware, extensive explanatory footnotes and references, explanatory glossary of technical terms chinese (romanized) and Japanese (romanized)french, bibliography, rather detailed list of illustrations (additional expert text to captions), table of contents. ["Architecture et Arts Décoratifs", Collection publiée sous la direction de M. Louis Hauteccoeur].
French language scholarly investigation into art, craft and manufacture of chinese and japanese laquerware: boxes, small table, inro, screens, etc. Copy printed on heavy paper, untrimmed and for the greater part unopened. One of the famous Van Oest Art publications. (spine with a modern cloth strip, recte/verso somewhat foxed and library entries, ow a good and clean copy).

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- GEMILANG 172: Asia, Southeastasia and the Far East (Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam). (2015)
- GEMILANG 182: Japan and the Japanese (201).
EUR 75.00

Book nr.: 55574

BARKER, A.J., Jamasjita. [First dutch edition, translated from the origiginal english "Yamashita", by S.D. Nemo.
Antwerpen-Amsterdam, Standaard Uitgeverij, 1976 Small 8°. Original stiff thin wrappers with covertitle and illustration. 159pp. Numerous captioned monochrome illustrations, incl. portraits, after authentic photographs, some facsims. after archivalia, some terrain maps in text, table of contents. ["Kopstukken uit de Tweede Wereldoorlog"].
Dutch language illustrated biographical picture of Tomoyuki Yamashita, 1885-1946, General of the Imperial Japanese Army, accused and tried for war crimes, executed February 23, 1946. A general cought in an obsolete military structure. Paperback edn. (as orig. publ.). Very good copy.

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EUR 25.00

Book nr.: 53254

BARR, P., Vreemde Duivels. De Westerling in China en Japan sinds de zestiende eeuw. Translated after the orig. english (Foreign devils, 1970) into dutch by O. Mackenzie. First dutch edn.
Leiden, Sijthoff, 1977 sm. square 8°., orig. wraps, illustration on front wrapper. 130pp. Many text-ills., incl. some portrs., after old photographs and engravings, some facsim. ills. of documents, posters and newspapers, some sketch-maps in text and full-page, credits to illustrations, bibliography, table of contents and a register.
A comprehensive and lavishly illustrated history of the western, i.e. european penetration into China and Japan: early Jesuit missionaries, the dutch in Japan, the british and other nations in China, the Opium-wars and commissioner Lin, the japanese penetration in Manchuria, nationalist China under Tsjang Kai Shek, the communist revolution in China, the Korea war. Good copy.

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EUR 55.00

Book nr.: 44603

BEAUVOIR (Le Comte de) Java, Siam, Canton. Voyage autour du Monde. [original edition/éditon originale].
Paris, Plon, 1870 Small 8°., original printed wrappers. Hfitle(verso with copyright), 451pp. Frontispiece (extending), with 12 engraved plates, of which 2 extending, engraved after photographs, with tussue-guards preserved, large fold coloured map of Southeast Asia, including Malaysia, engraved by Erhard, extensive footnotes, table of contents, list of plates, publ. list on lower outer wrapper. Plates engraved by Deschamps after photographs. This first edition NOT called-for in holdings of Royal Institute of Linguistics and Anthropology, KITLV. (calls for a reprint of 1992 only, erreneously stating first edition has been published 1902 by Librairie Plon, Paris).
Plates mainly illustrates ceremonial festivities and local rulers in traditional dress. Good copy in original printed publ. wrappers, untrimmed. An excellen description of the region visited, incl. i.a. notes on local rulers and population, ceremonies and customs, religion, &c.(First quiry ahs been looseling but skilfully refixed, lower outer wrapper also refixed, verso of front wrapper a bit foxed, NO further foxing to interior as usually is).

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- GEMILANG 142: JAVA & THE JAVANESE (2014).
- GEMILANG 172: Asia, Southeastasia and the Far East (Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam). (2015)
EUR 275.00

Book nr.: 47436

BEEKMAN, D. (Captain), Voyage to and from the Island of Borneo. With a new introduction by Chin Yoon Fong. Reprint edition.
Folkestone & London, Dawsons of Pall Mall, 1973 Small 8°., original cloth, title label in gilt on spine. 4LL of a new introduction, 205pp. 2 fold. plates, some full-page plates, fold. sketch-map, all facsims. after the original copper engraved plates, some tables in text, original publ. list on 2LL at very end, publ. serial list facing new ti.-p., footnotes to the new introduction. ["The Colonial History Series", no. 87, D.H. Simpson, general editor].
In 1713 the new East India Company despatched the "Eagle Galley" under the command of J. Beacher and D. Beekman on an expedition to Banjarmasin (reputed to be a lucrative source of pepper and other eastern produce) in Southern Borneo. This trip took a year to complete and Beekman's observations and experiences in the region were of utmost importance to the then rapidly expanding trade with China. Originally published in 1718, this reprint is still of great value to history. Very fine copy, NO dusjtacket. Rather scarce.

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- GEMILANG 175: Tropical Agriculture and Agro-Geology (2014.
- GEMILANG 165: BORNEO (Brunei-Kalimantan-Sabah-Sarawak) (2015
EUR 145.00

Book nr.: 48159

BELTRAO COELHO, R., Macau 1844-1974. [[Second revised edition].
Macau, Fondaçao Oriente, 1990 Oblong 4°. (360x270mm.). Original cloth. Large bold gilded covertitle with a large monochrome topographical illustration at tail (featjuring a main street in Macau), gilded title on spine. Detailed introduction including a time-table in portuguese, chinese and english on 28pp. preceding photographs, initials printed in red. numerous monochrome plates on pp. [29]-[177] after authentic photographs, captioned in chinese, portuguese and english and 4 large pull-out panoramic plates at rear end.
Album with captioned stunning photograph plates featuring the original and changing topography of Macau city from 1844-1974. Very fine copy. Macau or, Macao, former Portuguese colonial city state situated in the delta of Pearl RiverGuangdong Province, Republif of China.

EUR 275.00

Book nr.: 54600

BENTON, Gregor & Hans VERMEULEN (editors), De Chinezen. [Eerste druk; First edition].
Muiderberg, Coutinho, 1987 8°. Original stiff thin coloured and illustrated wrappers. 195pp. Captioned monochrome illustrations on plates, facsims. after original old photographs and archivalia, appendices (complarative tables), comparative tables in text, bibliography, 2 sketch-maps on a plate: Eastern China, Hong Kong incl. New Territories, list of useful addresses, synopsis on lower outer covertable of contents.
Dutch language scholarly investigation into the socio-economic, political and cultural position of migrant chinese ethnic minority group in the Netherlands, e.g.: Migrants directly from Eastern China and Hong Kong (incl. New Territories), migrant chinese from the former Dutch colony of Indonesia, chinese youths from the former dutch territory of Surinam (Guyanas), and the "Hoa", chinese refugees from Vietnam. Assesments are given about backrounds of chinese migration to the Netherlands from a historic point of view, Chinese politics to migrant chinese, Man-Lineage, preservation of chinese culture in a foreign country. Contributions by Gregor Benton, Bart Zeven, Frank Pieke (et.al.). After Van Heek's fundamental study (1938) an important modern study with hitherto unpublished data. Very fine copy.

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EUR 75.00

Book nr.: 54837

BEURDELEY, M. & K. SCHIPPER, CHANG FU-JUI & J. PIMPANEAU, Chinese Erotic art. Transl. fr. the orig. french by D. Imber. Reprint.
New York, [circa], 1980 Large 4°, cloth, pictorial coloured dj., 215pp. With 28 very fine coloured plates, 103 plain ills. of which full-p., incl. a chapter on fetichism (the binding of women's feet), ills. of silk boots & shoes (women's), short bibliography.
Very fine copy of this still important monograph on Chinese erotic art.

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- GEMILANG 177: African, Asian and Oceanic Arts and Crafts. (2014).
EUR 45.00

Book nr.: 1039

BIARDEAU, M., M. BENISTI, G. MORECHAND, L. Ch. DAMAIS, C. JACQUES, (et.al., contributors), Etudes de mythologie hindue; Notes d'iconographie khmere, V; Le chamanisme des Hmongs; Bibliographie indonesienne, XI; Tw orbituaries and summarizing notes. Original edition].
Paris, EFEO, 1968 Large sto0ut 8°. Original printed limp wrappers. 639pp. Captioned monochrome illustrations on 5 plates, illustrating palaeographic stone rubbings and Stone-sculptures on temple galleries, comparative tables in text, extensive footnotes/references, descriptive table of illustrations, figures in text after line-drawings, editorial communications on verso of front wrapper, publ. serial list on both sides of lower outer cover, table of contents. This volume includes two detailed orbituaries: about Paul Guillemet (1888-1966) and Louis Bezacier (1906-1966), both by Louis Malleret. 18pp. 2 monochrome portraits, bibliographies, table of abbreviations used; ["BULLETIN DE L'ÉCOLE FRANÇAISE D'EXTRÊME ORIENT", Tome LIV].
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 Unopened and untrimmed copy.

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EUR 125.00

Book nr.: 54594

BIESBOER, P. (compiler), China-Delft-Europa. Chinoiserie. [Catalogue of an exhibition "Het Prinsenhof", 5 juni - 15 augustus 1976].
Delft, [Museum] "Het Prinsenhof", 1978 Small 8°. Orig. blank wrappers, dustjacket. 236pp. Many black/white ills., incl. some facsims., on 21 plates at very end, large illustration in colour on front cover, repeated on til-p., name-list of lenders, concise bibliography.
Chinese fine-and applied art, or "chinoiserie". Catalogue of an exhibition as held at the Delft Museum "Het Prinsenhof", listing and extensively describing tog. 245 pieces exhibited, preceded by a preface and an introduction to the exhibition. Dutch language only. Very fine copy.

EUR 40.00

Book nr.: 45765

BINYON, L., De Japansche prent en het Chineesche Schilderij. Met bijdragen van Jan Poortenaar. Translated from the orig. publ. 1911 ("The flight of the Dragon").
Amsterdam, In den Toren, [....], 1938 orig.clothbacked lettered boards, with a rectangular coloured illustration on upper boards. 135pp. ills. on 28 plain plates, errata-slip tipped-in on verso of last page(blank).
An excellent introduction into the art of the Japanese [woodblock] print and Chinese paintings. Introd. and some chapters have been revised upon behalf of dutch readers. A good to fine copy. (some light foxing to fore-edge).

EUR 45.00

Book nr.: 39700

BIRD, ISABELLA L.(Mrs. I. Bishop, 1831-1904), The Golden Chersonese. [Re-impression].
Köln, Konemann, 2000 Small 8°, original cloth, title on spine, dustjacket. 368pp. Black/white plates and some illustrations in text, after the original steelengravings, extensive explanatory editorial footnotes, table of contents, editor's epilogue.
English language re-impression after the original 1883 edition, being author's account of her journeys through the Straits Settlements, with descriptions of a.o. (:) Singapore and her development, incl. topographical notes, extensive notes on the Chinese population opium-trade and trafficking, a description of Sungei Ujong, Selangor, Perak, Province Wellesley, the Chinese in Larut, on Malay nicknames, travelling from Japan, Via Saigon and Hongkong to Malaysia. In this edition the second division of the original "the way tthither" has been suppressed in this edition. Very fine copy.

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EUR 85.00

Book nr.: 47875

BLUSSÉ, J.L., M.J. VAN OPSTALL & TS'AO YUNG-HO (Editors), De Dagregisters van het Kasteel Zeelandia, Taiwan 1629-1662; Volume I: 1629-1641. Met medewerking van [under cooperation from] Chaiang Shu-Sheng and W. Milde. [Eerste druk; First edition].
's-Gravenhage, Instituut voor Nederlandse Geschiedenis-[Martinus Nijhoff], 1986 Large stout 8°. Original cloth, gilded title on spine. (xxi), 548pp. Foottnmotes, list of literature consulted with concise citations, indices: personalia, geographical names, ships' names and subjets, english summary, 2 fold. maps with detailed legenda of Southcoast China and Taiwan loose in rear endpocket, table of contents. . ["Rijks Geschiedkundige Publicatiën", Grote Serie 195].
Odd voluje I of this dutch language scholarly compilation of archivalia From the Dutch East India Company (V.O.C.) trade settlement and fortress "Zeelandia", on dutch colonial Formosa (Taiwan), witnessing the radical political, economical and social change that took place in the neighbouring empiresof China and Japan. Very fine copy.

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EUR 175.00

Book nr.: 53490
     

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