Search results for: 'SHANGHAI'
SHANGHAI; SINO-JAPANESE WAR. Secret Intelligence Summaries, 30 August - 18 November 1937.
Shanghai : 1937Remarkable run of sixty original Intelligence Summaries, all classified SECRET, compiled by the Intelligence Officer, BRITFORCE at Shanghai during the Japanese invasion. Nos. 12-18 (dated from 30 Aug.-5th Sept. 1937) & Nos. 20-72 (dated from 7th Sept. to 18th Nov. 1937). Issued almost daily during the height of the conflict. These rare intelligence... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 135752
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
DARWIN, Charles. "Geology" in: A Manual of Scientific Enquiry;
London : 1851Second edition, including on pp. 166-204 Charles Darwin's article, "Geology". In the first issue, Darwin's article had several errors corrected with a 20-page cancel inserted in a pocket inside the rear board. The second issue has the corrections made within the text.
"This useful book... went through six editions, remaining in print until 1906.... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 142129
NAKAFUJI, Takehiko. Street Rambler.
Tokyo : 2015First edition, first printing. Edition of 1000. No 37 of 45 copies signed by Nakafuji in silver pen on the front free endpaper. Street photography from New York, Havana, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Shanghai, Berlin, Paris and Tokyo. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 139771
HERVEY, Harry. The Damned Don't Cry.
New York : 1939First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "For - Nicholas Eli Parker. Sincerely, Harry Hervey, September 1941". Rare in the dust jacket. Hervey was a screenwriter and the author of Shanghai Express. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 87557
FAIRBAIRN, William Ewart & Eric Anthony Sykes. Shooting to Live with the One-Hand Gun.
Edinburgh & London : 1942First and only contemporary edition. Uncommon. Written by two leading experts in irregular warfare, best known as the progenitors of the Sykes-Fairbairn fighting knife. Both had formative experiences in Shanghai, Fairbairn as assistant commissioner, Shanghai Municipal Police, Sykes leading their snipers unit. The book "describes methods developed and... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 144922
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
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
UNO, Kazumaro. Corregidor: Isle of Delusion.
Shanghai : [September 1942]First edition of the collected and expanded articles of Kazumaro "Buddy" Uno relating to the battle for the island of Corregidor between Japanese and American forces during the first months of 1942. Uno, an American-born Japanese journalist and member of the Press Bureau of the Imperial Japanese Army, was posted to Manila on 29 April 1942. When the... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 129214
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
FAIRBAIRN, William Ewart All-in Fighting.
London : 1942First edition. Genuinely uncommon - just 6 locations on Library Hub, BL, IWM, NLS, TCD, NLW, Oxford, WorldCat adds the Australian War Memorial, Danish Royal Library, NLNZ, LoC, CIA, and University of Tulsa - and particularly so in the jacket. "The majority of the methods shown are drastic in the extreme. In contrast to judo, they recognise no accepted... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 134212
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
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
SIRÉN, Osvald. Early Chinese Paintings.
London : 1938Limited edition, number 294 of 750 copies, inscribed by A. W. Bahr on the limitation page: "the 18th September 1958. To Marjorie Phelps Starr, every good wishes for your gifted appreciation and understanding of the great Chinese pictorial art. With great hopes for your own personal expressions. Sincerely your well wishing friend O. W. Bahr Ridgefield,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 145347
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
INDIA & TIBET - GODWIN-AUSTEN, H. H. Journal of the Asiatic Society [drop-head title].
Calcutta : 1865First edition. The key contribution among the five papers printed here is "Description of a Mystic Play, as performed in Ladak, Zaskar, &c." by the explorer and geologist Captain Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen (1834-1923), "the chief authority in his day on the structure of the Karakoram and other ranges beyond the great Himalayan axis" (ODNB). The photographs... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 131333
ART DECO - KAUFMANN, Charles D. & Herman Fabry. A Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago 1933-1934 presents this Collection of Official Photographs to Orville J. Taylor.
Chicago, IL. : 1933First and only edition of this spectacular, highly limited-issue souvenir album for the Century of Progress exposition, an event which was to have a profound influence on modernist architects for decades to come, and served more generally as an invaluable "repository" of Art Deco motifs. A small number of these presentation albums were created as gifts... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 134251
COWARD, Noël. Private Lives.
London : 1930First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author to Laurence Olivier, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Larry from Noël, 1930". An outstanding association copy marking Olivier's "breakthrough" stage appearance. The distinguished theatre critic Michael Billington writes: "Olivier's early years were marked by an impatient hunger... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 121721
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
STERN, Gladys Bronwyn. Ten Days of Christmas.
New York : 1950First US edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the dedicatee, Elizabeth Hassard, on the dedication page: "With love from Peter, November 1950." Stern was known as "Peter" to her friends; Elizabeth Hassard, a friend, is also the "shanghai'd Godmother" to whom Peter's Room by Antonia Forest is dedicated. The book was first... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 105261