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(CHINA.) Photograph album of service in China with the US 15th Infantry Regiment, 1929-32.
China : 1929-32Wonderfully engaging, wide-ranging and extensively-captioned visual record of China as seen through the eyes of a soldier in the US 15th Infantry Regiment ("The Old China Hands"), based in Tientsin (Tianjin) between 1929 and 1932, a period of bloody turbulence in China.
This enthralling album encompasses many aspects of China, from the well-documented... Learn More£9,250.00
Stock Code: 120117
(CHINA.) Second Opium War.An enthralling and richly detailed journal of a decade at sea with the US Navy during the 1850s, recording back-to-back cruises on three sloops-of-war, seeing action in three different arenas: on the Cyane, which shelled Greytown, Nicaragua (1854), the Preble during the Paraguay Expedition (1858) - a flexing of muscle by the US Navy that concluded peaceably... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 127365
(CHINA.) YAMAZAKI Kin'ichiro (ed.) Saishin Manshu shaschincho. [The latest Manchuria Photograph Album.]
[Dailian, (Dairen, Port Arthur), China] : Fourth annual printing of this extremely uncommon photographic propaganda piece extolling the attractions and rapid development of Manchuria, issued in the year before the declaration of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo. No copies of this printing located in OCLC, which lists a copy of the 1932 issue in BnF, a 1938 issue at Princeton, and a 1943... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 116592
(CHINA.) BERRY, Charles Edmond, Yeoman 2nd Class, US Navy. [Photograph album, titled on front cover:] In Memory of My China Cruise.
Chefoo (Yantai), Shanghai, Singapore : 1934-7A highly evocative album containing over 300 photographs, both personal and from commercial studios, recording the active service of the USS Parrott (DD-218) on the China Station with the Asiatic Fleet - part of Destroyer Division 58 - including the Asiatic neutrality patrol in 1935 and 1936, offering a wealth of images of China, Japan, the Philippines,... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 115861
LEANG-LI, T'Ang (ed.) Reconstruction in China.
Shanghai : 1935First edition, first impression, of this comprehensive propagandistic account of the reconstruction of China since the foundation of the Republic of China in January 1912. The work was simultaneously published in French and German. Leang-li (1901-1970) was a journalist and politician who, in 1929, was appointed chief of the Communications Office to... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 129298
(ALLOM, Thomas, illus.) WRIGHT, George Newenham. China,
London : First edition of "the best-known nineteenth-century work" on China (ODNB). Published the year after the First Opium War ended, Allom's China is concerned mainly with areas of British interest in southern China, including Hong Kong, Macao, Canton and Hunan, though there are also many attractive views of Peking. Allom (1804-1872) originally trained as... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 139807
HOCKNEY, David, & Stephen Spender. China Diary.
London : 1982First edition, signed limited edition, number 312 of 1,000 copies signed by Hockney and Spender; the print signed, numbered, and dated in pencil by Hockney lower right. Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 136633
MIÈVILLE, China. The City & The City.
London : 2009First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the title page in the year of publication, "To Terry, 'mendacious & delusive streets' - Schulz, China Mieville, 9/6/09". The quote is from the book's epigraph, taken from Bruno Schulz's The Cinnamon Shops and Others Stories, "Deep inside the town there open up, so to speak, double streets,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 139392
KEARNEY, James F. The Four Horsemen Ride Again.
Shanghai : 1940First edition. An interesting collection of biographical accounts giving "a cross section of the vivid mission life of China during the past three and half centuries." Part II, "The War", relates to the China Incident of 1937 in Shanghai and Nanking. Printed by an orphan press established by the Jesuits in 1934. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 76308
BARROW, John. Travels in China,
London : 1804First edition of this highly influential work. "Barrow accompanied Lord Macartney's mission to the court of China in 1792 as his private secretary, and the present account of the country, accompanied by a number of fine plates, is one of the best illustrated English travels on China" (Hill). Barrow was the only son of a Lancashire journeyman tanner;... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 130271
(SECOND SINO-JAPANESE WAR.) Showa 23-nen Shina Jihen shussei kinen shashincho :Hokushi sensen hen [in Japanese: A photograph album in memory of soldiers at the front lines during the China-Japan Conflict of 1937-1938].
Tokyo : 1938First edition of this uncommon Japanese propaganda piece recording the opening campaigns of the Japanese in the Second Sino-Japanese War. Japan's failure to defeat China in this war became the key dynamic for what happened in Asia during the Second World War. In his award-winning study of the conflict - China's War with Japan, 1937-1945: The Struggle... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 114232
TIMKOWSKI, George. Travels of the Russian Mission through Mongolia to China, and Residence in Peking, in the Year 1820-1821.
London : 1827First edition in English of reputedly the first individually published Russian account of China, originally published in German as Reise nach Pekin (1825-6). Timkowski (1790-1875) was "royal overseer" on the tenth Russian mission to Peking, where the Russian government had maintained a school and church since 1728. His account is notable for its detailed... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 121154
HEATH, Arthur H. Sketches of Vanishing China.
London : 1927First edition, first impression. An account of travels made around China by the author "just previous to the Great War and Chinese Revolution" (p. 7). It includes reproductions of 24 watercolour sketches, which Heath made over the course of his journey. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 127094
TAMAGNA, Frank M. Chinese Banking.
[New Haven, CT] : May 1937The author's retained copy of his dissertation, with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, "F. Tamagna 2790 Yale Station New Haven Conn.", some underlining to the foreword, and the occasional correction to the text. This dissertation formed the basis of Tamagna's best-known work, Banking and Finance in China (1942), a comprehensive survey... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 134954
LIN, Weiying. The New Monetary System of China.
Shanghai : 1936First edition, first impression, of Lin's study of China's New Monetary System, introduced on 3 November 1935, in which China left the silver standard. From the library of Frank Tamagna, a noted authority on Chinese monetary policy, with his pencilled annotations but not otherwise marked as such. With an old newspaper clipping on Chinese currency, pasted... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 132314
WILSON, Ernest H. China, Mother of Gardens.
Boston : 1929First edition, first printing, of this lavish account of China's botany and horticulture, and its impact on gardens in the West. "Born on the English Cotswolds in 1876, E. H. Wilson deserted college in 1899 to go plant hunting in China. From then until 1919 he made six trips to the Orient, covering in all more than twelve years, and won through his... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 128434
(CHINA; ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS.) The Chinese Exhibition.
London : 1936First edition, first impression, of the commemorative catalogue of the Royal Academy's Chinese exhibition of 1935-6, the most important exhibition of Chinese art ever exhibited in Britain. The Chinese government loaned 800 objects, including 352 ceramics, some which of a type never before seen in the country. The exhibition helped to establish in western... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 130464
WEBB, John. An Historical Essay Endeavoring a Probability That the Language Of the Empire of China is the Primitive Language.
London : 1669First edition, an influential treatise proposing Chinese as the original language, and one of the earliest books in English discussing Chinese culture in any depth. The architect John Webb, a pupil of Inigo Jones, argued that Noah could be identified with the legendary king Yao; that he had withdrawn from the tribes whose languages were confounded at... Learn More£13,750.00
Stock Code: 128767
MARTIN, R. Montgomery. China; Political, Commercial, and Social;
London : 1847First edition, published in the wake of the First Opium War (1839-42). A very attractive set of this important work by the Dublin-born writer and civil servant Robert Montgomery Martin (c.1802-1868), who served as treasurer of Hong Kong: "His tenure was brief and controversial. Concluding that Hong Kong was unsuitable as a base for British operations... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 129925
STAUNTON, George. An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China...
London : 1798Second, corrected edition of the official account of the first official British Embassy to China, headed by George, Earl Macartney; the first edition was published the previous year. The failed embassy marked a historic missed opportunity in the relationship between China and the Western powers.
Macartney was dispatched to Peking in 1792 by a British... Learn More£18,500.00
Stock Code: 129560
ROBINSON, Joan. Essays in the Theory of Employment.
London : 1937First edition, first impression. Robinson was a prominent Keynesian economist known for her work on Marx and also the economic development of China. In the thirteen essays collected here she applies Keynesian theories to specific issues related to employment, such as how full employment should be defined, disguised unemployment, and remedies for unemployment.... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 129146
AH FONG PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO. The Sino-Japanese Hostilities 1937, [together with;] The Sino-Japanese Hostilities Shanghai 1937. Index.
Shanghai & Wei-Hai-Wei : 1937First edition of the complete set of 200 silver gelatin photographs issued by the Ah Fong Photography Studio, recording the brutal siege and conquest of Shanghai by the Japanese at the opening of the Second Sino-Japanese War. Japan's failure to defeat China in this war became the key dynamic for what happened in Asia during the Second World War. In... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 111970
NAZAROFF, Pavel S. Moved On! From Kashgar to Kashmir.
London : 1935First edition. Nazaroff, who had assisted British and White Russian forces in Tashkent escaped a Soviet prison for China. This journey formed the subject of his first book, Hunted Through Central Asia. After China recognised the Soviet state in 1924 Nazaroff was forced to flee again, this time for Kashmir, across Chinese Turkestan. This narrative tells... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 128632
[PU, Songling.] GILES, Herbert Allen (trans.) Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio.
London : 1916Third revised edition of Herbert Allen's translation. Pu Songling's collection of fantastic stories was originally published in China in 1740, Giles's translation, the first in the English language, in 1880. Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 100509
LYSTER, E. A. (ed.) With Gordon in China.
London : 1891First edition. Thomas Lyster (1840-1865) was an Anglo-Irish British Army officer and aide to Gordon during his Chinese service. The work, compiled by Lyster's sister, contains a memoir, letters from his numerous commissions in China, of condolence to the family from Gordon and others, and a laudatory "Memorandum Respecting the Services of the Late Lieutenant... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 125439
MacNAIR, Harley Farnsworth. The Chinese Abroad:
Shanghai : 1925First edition, second impression, of this uncommon study written against the background of the passing of the Asian Exclusion Act in 1924, one of a group of such immigration acts of that year. MacNair's work relates the history of legal protections and treaty stipulations offered by China to the country's immigrants, and including descriptions of the... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 115885
HELMAN, Isidore Stanislaus Henri. Abrégé historique des principaux traits de la vie de Confucius célèbre philosophe chinois.
Paris : First edition, one of an unstated number of large paper copies, originally priced 18 livres, and very much larger than the 12-livre quarto copies usually met with. Helman made the engravings illustrating the life of Confucius from a set of drawings sent from China to Paris by Jean-Joseph-Marie Amiot (1718-1793), the French Jesuit missionary. The text... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 128821
(CHINA; HONG KONG.) ABERCROMBIE, Patrick. Hong Kong.
London : 1948First edition, first impression of Hong Kong's "first 'strategic' plan for the territory" (Pun), observing the two major constraints it faced: "a shortage of land and an unlimited reservoir of possible immigration" (Xue, p. 7).
Sir (Leslie) Patrick Abercrombie (18791957), "was the most famous town planner in Britain" at the time of his nomination... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 133601
CLARK, Robert Sterling, & Arthur de C. Sowerby. Through Shên-kan: the account of the Clark Expedition in North China, 1908-9.
London : 1912First edition, first impression. This work is an account of the 1908-9 expedition to the Shensi and Kansu provinces of northern China, funded by Robert Sterling Clark, heir to the Singer Sewing Machine fortune. Clark was joined by the naturalist and writer, Arthur de Carle Sowerby and here they recount their travels along with observations on geography,... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 129306
(KUNG FU.) Honourable Master Leong Fu. Chinese Kung-Fu Karato (Atado) …
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia : 1958First editions, rare complete set, of Kung-Fu Karato (Atado) founder Leong Fu's illustrated martial arts training series. Leong Fu "Atado" Lee trained in China, but when it became a Republic in 1948 he moved to Japan, then settled in Malaysia and opened his own school, teaching his own brand of amalgamated "Atado Karate" (Atado was his nickname). Rare... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 99775
LINTON, Henry. Chart of Modern History.
London & Liverpool : [c.1860?]A substantial Victorian chart of history, showing the parallel developments in the histories of the Roman Empire, the British Isles, France, Germany, Russia, China, Persia, Constantinople and Christianity, from the birth of Christ to modern times. The estimated date is based on the endpoint of dates on the chart, 1858. No other copies could be traced... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 124825
HOBSON, Robert Lockhart. The Later Ceramic Wares of China.
London : 1925First edition, deluxe issue, number 135 of 250 copies signed by the author on the limitation page, and containing a suite of five extra plates not found in the trade issue ("ordinary edition"). Hobson (1872-1941) was keeper of ceramics and ethnographer at the British Museum from 1921, and keeper of oriental antiquities from 1934 to 1938. This work was... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 121474
KO, Peng. Black Tears. Stories of War-torn China.
[Taipei] : 1986First edition of this collection. This copy inscribed by the author, "Dear Ms. Josephine Pullein-Thompson with very best wishes, Peng Ko, 1988." Peng Ko has combined a successful career as a newspaperman, now editor-in-chief of the Central Daily News, with that of a prolific author of novels, short stories, and opinion pieces. The majority of the stories... Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 102406
MAUPASSANT, Guy de. Contes Choisis.
Paris : Limited edition. Number 43 of 50 copies on china paper. With two signed etched engravings on Japanese vellum. Limited edition, number 43 of an edition of 50, of which this is one of 25 copies on papier de Chine (a further 25 were printed on japon), with two states of an engraved frontispiece on japon, signed by Bernaux and Currin. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 101347
CALLERY, Joseph-Marie, & Melchior Yvan. History of the Insurrection in China;
London : 1853Second edition in English, first published in French in the same year. An important eye-witness account of the outbreak of the Taiping rebellion, co-written by the doctor and one of the interpreters at the French Embassy, and translated into English. A fascinating Western account of a rebellion which became one of the most violent conflicts in history.... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 122117
FLEMING, Peter. One's Company — A Journey to China.
London : 1934First edition, first impression, of this second travelogue from the adventurous elder brother of Ian Fleming, with an excellent example of the scarce jacket. One's Company recounts Fleming's trip across Russia, on the Trans-Siberian Railway, and to the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo and Chiang Kai-shek's capital in Nanking. Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 133924
LEPPER, Charles H. The Question of an Overland Route to China from India via Assam,
Richmond : 1882First edition. Scarce, only 2 copies on OCLC - Stanford and NYPL.This short paper was the culmination of almost 10 years of obsessive work by Lepper trying to identify the best overland route from Indian to China. From the early 1870s he had been writing letters home to England and to Indian newspapers urging the necessity - for the success of the tea... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 125448
WATSON, Ernest. The Principal Articles of Chinese Commerce (Import and Export).
Shanghai : 1930Second edition, first published in 1923, specially written by a tariff expert at the request of the Inspector General for the examination staff of the Chinese customs service and amounting to an exhaustive catalogue of import and exports going through Shanghai at the time: fibres (silk, cotton, animal hair), oils, fats, and waxes, dyes, colours, pigments,... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 110458
BLANCHARD, Henry P. A Visit to Japan in 1860 on the U.S. Frigate "Hartford"
San Francisco : 1878First and only edition, uncommon just 11 copies on OCLC, five of these in California, three at the University of California. Blanchard, an early American visitor to Japan, was a U.S. consul in China in the 1850s and was later based in San Francisco working as a merchant with interests in the China trade. This book is a collection of letters to his parents,... Learn More£1,275.00
Stock Code: 129487
CUNYNGHAME, Sir Arthur Thurlow. An Aide-de-Camp's Recollections of Service in China, a Residence in Hong-Kong, and Visits to other Islands in the Chinese Seas.
London : 1844First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Cunynghame "From the author, to Dr. Heldermaier" on the half-title of the first volume: Dr Heldermaier is recorded as the headmaster of Worksop School in Nottinghamshire. Cunynghame (1812-1884), the son of a Scottish baronet and the illegitimate daughter of Edward Thurlow, the lord chancellor, was commissioned... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 112176
SHADWELL, L. The Life of Colin Campbell, Lord Clyde.
Edinburgh & London : 1881First edition of this "detailed memoir" (Ladendorf), sanctioned by Campbell's trustees and the foundation of all future biographies. Colin Campbell (1792-1863) began his varied and lengthy army career under Wellington's forces in Portugal during the Peninsular War. Over the next half century, he would see active service in the West Indies, China, Hong... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 139190
Engraved by J & C Walker SIBERIA AND CHINESE TARTARY
1844Benevolent societies with the intention to disseminate knowledge were a distinguishing feature of the Victorian age. SDUK was founded in 1827 by John, Earl Russell and Henry Brougham, later Lord Chancellor of England.
The Society published books that were deemed to be of high educational worth but with an affordable price.
These fine steel engravings... Learn More£145.00
Stock Code: 55817
(HOOVER, Herbert.) KLEIN, Julius. Frontiers of Trade.
New York : 1929First edition, first printing. Klein was Director of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce from 1921 to 1929 under Herbert Hoover as Secretary of Commerce prior to his election as President of the United States in 1929. "In close collaboration with BFDC Director Julius Klein, Hoover actively involved the bureau's information and analysis services... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 124861
[TUCHMAN, Barbara, née] WERTHEIM, Barbara. The Lost British Policy.
London : 1938First and only edition, first impression, of Tuchman's first book, written while she was reporting on the Spanish Civil War for The Nation; today highly uncommon in commerce in this condition, and far from widespread institutionally, with just ten copies in libraries outside the United Kingdom, of which three in the US. Wertheim married medical professor... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 107553
(NAVAL.) Bow Bells - H.M.S. London First Commission 1919-1930.
Valetta : 1930First edition, unsurprisingly uncommon, COPAC records just a copy in NMM, lacking its title page. London was a County Class Heavy Cruiser built at Portsmouth Dockyard, launched September 1927, and commissioned January 1929. Based on Malta her commissioning cruise in the Med took in the Italian and Dalmatian coasts, Athens, various Greek Islands, Gibraltar,... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 86005
WALKER, J. & C. (engr.) China and the Birman Empire with parts of Cochin-China and Siam.
London : [c.1844]Benevolent societies with the intention to disseminate knowledge were a distinguishing feature of the Victorian age. SDUK was founded in 1827 by John, Earl Russell and Henry Brougham, later Lord Chancellor of England.
The Society published books that were deemed to be of high educational worth but with an affordable price. These fine steel engravings... Learn More£195.00
Stock Code: 55813
AMERY, Julian. Approach March.
London : 1973First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author "Hugh, in friendship, Julian, 30 November 1974" on the title-page. "Amery's military careermost engagingly described in his autobiography, Approach March (1973)was not highly successful, but it was adventurous, and adventure was something he craved. He was also of a highly romantic disposition,... Learn More£85.00
Stock Code: 109846
BICHURIN, Iakinf. Sobranie svedeni o narodah, obitavshih v Sredney Azii v drevnie vremena.
St Petersburg : 1851First edition, considered as the first scientific attempt at an ancient history of Central Asia. This was Bichurin's last work, bringing together data collected over the previous three decades. Inevitably it is mostly based on Chinese materials, but, as Bichurin states in the preface, he wanted to show the ethnic history of the whole region of Central... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 119926
HUMBOLDT, Alexander von. Des lignes isothermes et de la distribution de la chaleur sur le globe.
Paris : 1817First separate issue, the work also being issued in periodical form in Mémoires de physique et de chimie de la societe Arcueil 3 (1817). The work is notable for containing the first map to show the use of isotherms, a term Humboldt coined for lines of equal average temperatures. The chart extends only across the northern hemisphere, from America to... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 90281
ANDRÁSSY, Manó. Reise in Ostindien: Ceylon, Java, China und Bengalen.
Pest : 1859Rare first illustrated edition and the first in German, originally published in Hungarian in 1853, containing a superb suite of hand-coloured lithographic plates by Lemercier of Paris. An outstanding account of big-game hunting in Asia. Just six copies traced worldwide in institutional libraries.
Count Manó Andrássy (1821-1891, his name given... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 127337
BICHURIN, Iakinf. Opisaniye chzhungarii i vostochnago turkistana, v'drevnem' i ninshem sostoyanii. Perevedeno s'kitayskago …
St Petersburg : 1829First edition, rare, of this pioneering description of Central Asia by one of the founders of Russian sinology, Iakinf Bichurin (1777-1853); it gathers three Chinese texts in their first European translation. The region covered corresponds to northwest China and Central Asia, comprising East Turkestan and Dzungaria, the latter bounded by the Tan Shan... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 121603
MACPHERSON, Duncan. Antiquities of Kertch and Researches in the Cimmerian Bosphorus.
London : 1857First and only edition, uncommon. "An example of the degree of technical virtuosity reached by this time in lithography, giving plates brilliant in effect, the equivalent of modern four-colour process work from photographs. It is very difficult to tell whether, or to what extent, the plates are touched by hand The inks are excellent, with some strong... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 109135
SHADWELL, L. The Life of Colin Campbell, Lord Clyde.
Edinburgh & London : 1881First edition. Colin Campbell began his varied and lengthy army career under Wellington's forces in Portugal during The Peninsular War. Over the next half century, he would see active service in The West Indies, China, Hong Kong, India and The Crimea. Considered brave, dutiful, and modest, 'war-bred' Sir Colin had risen slowly by military merit 'by... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 73280
DANIELL, Thomas & William. A Picturesque Voyage to India; by the way of China.
London : 1810First edition, text and plates watermarked 1808. Originally issued in ten parts, this is one of the most famous books on the scenery of China and India to come out of the Golden Age of British aquatint. In 1784, Thomas Daniell (1749-1840) "received permission from the East India Company to travel as 'engraver' to India with his nephew William Daniell... Learn More£9,250.00
Stock Code: 120028
MACPHERSON, Duncan. Antiquities of Kertch and Researches in the Cimmerian Bosphorus.
London : 1857First and only edition, uncommon. "An example of the degree of technical virtuosity reached by this time in lithography, giving plates brilliant in effect, the equivalent of modern four-colour process work from photographs. It is very difficult to tell whether, or to what extent, the plates are touched by hand The inks are excellent, with some strong... Learn More£2,875.00
Stock Code: 71516
LAFFEMAS, Isaac de. L'Histoire du commerce de France. Enrichie des plus notables antiquitez du traffic des païs estranges.
Paris : 1606First edition of Iasaac de Laffemas's History of Commerce in France, extremely scarce. Son of Barthélemy de Laffemas, the first great mercantilist minister of France, Isaac obtained the position of civil lieutenant of Paris, and subsequently member of the council of state. Like his father, he embraced the idea of improving manufacture in France in... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 119070
(MILITARY.) Report on Foreign Manoeuvres. 1907-12.
1908-13First editions of an extremely uncommon series of confidential reports. The print-runs were between 550 to 800, but institutional holdings (just a single copy of an issue for 1906 in the IWM and one for 1912 at KCL; OCLC showing only an 1895 precursor to the series at NLW) are so sparse as to suggest that very few were ever issued. These copies have... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 66801
(ROBBINS, Lionel.) ROBINSON, Joan. Essays in the Theory of Employment.
London : 1937First edition, first impression, the copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper, and a few of his annotations in the form of underlining and marginal exclamation marks. Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist of the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 140229
ALLEN, Bernard M. The Rt. Hon. Sir Ernest Satow G.C.M.G. A Memoir.
London : 1933First edition, first impression, of this biography of eminent diplomat Ernest Satow (1843-1929). Satow was recruited by the Foreign Office straight out of university as a student interpreter in the British Japan Consular Service, at the age of 19. Satow had "an almost unprecedented proficiency" for Japanese amongst British diplomats, allowing him to... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 129203
BARROW, John. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:
London : 1806First edition of the "first illustrated English work on Vietnam"(Hill). A description of the outward voyage of Lord Macartney's embassy to China. "The voyage visited Madeira, the Canary Islands, and Rio de Janeiro; a description of that city and of Brazil in general is given. Touching at Tristan da Cunha, the ship rounded the Cape and eventually reached... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 80780