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A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF ASIA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 633., Bartholomew, J.G.
1 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF ASIA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 633.
London J.M. Dent & Sons Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
226 pp, 6 7/8" H. No publication date, but an early edition as there is no mention of the First World War. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 10 plates depicting coins. "(T)he present volume deals with the countries of Asia, whose history and geography, and whose possibilities great and grave, are alike reflected in the maps and charts that follow. When Queen Elizabeth (I) granted to certain merchants of London a charter that gave them a roving commission to trade in the East Indies, she could not foresee the immense developments that were to rise from that adventurous commerce between east and west. The successive maps of India with their frontier changes mark the gradual advance of an old world toward the new one knit by powerful mutual ties to the Isle of Britain; and recently we have seen what it is to be hoped will open a greater era for those regions, marked by a return to the old captial of Delhi, and a resuming of ancient rites which first gained their symbolism in those lands. But Asia, as Japan has taught us and as China will undoubtedly teach us again, has her own destiny to bear out, apart from our European interests and politics; and it is in that aspect we need to study her on the lines laid down and made clear and positive in this volume. It is not the military records, the charts of mutinies and battle-fields, interesting as they are, which are alone important; but those showing the conditions, physical and climatic, of the country; the dispersion of the tongues, the sites of the old religions, the wealth and tillage of the earth with its fruits, grain and minerals, its rice fields and tea plantations; the prevalance of rain, sun and trade-winds; and the course of the sea-roads that affect its human and industrial life...In this Asian Atlas, of small dimensions as it requires to be to fit its pocket, Irkutsk in the north, 'far Mandalay', the details of the East and West Indies, the route of Marco Polo, coasts like the Carnatic, towns like Lucknow and Cawnpore, Lhasa, 'the Forbidden City' of Tibet, and Matsuye, the old capital of Idzumo, which Lafcadio Hearn describes, all have their record." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinages of Asia from the Earliest Times to the Present Day" by J. Allan, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Asia having an Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, small are of minor color loss on top of text block, very light browning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, small dplit in paper of front inside hinge, browning to pages 110/111 due to laid in newspaper clipping, slight browning to free endpapers - tiny foxing mark on front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, small tear at botom of spine, very tiny white mark on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ROUND THE WORLD., Butler, Frank Hedges.
2 Butler, Frank Hedges. ROUND THE WORLD.
London T. Fisher Unwin 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good- No Jacket 
269 pp + 2 pp publisher's advertising, 9" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering & decoration on spine and front board. Illustrated with numerous b&w photographs (collated). The author was the founder of the Royal Aero Club (1901) and the first Hon. Treasurer of the Royal Automobile Club (1897) and wrote two previous books - "Fifty Years of Travel by Land, Water and Air" and "Through Lapland with Skis and Reindeer". Chaper headings for "Round the World": The Voyage Out; From America to Hawaii; Pictures of the Pacific Islands; A Visit to Japan; Japanese Entertainment and the Drama; Korea and the Inland Sea; Through China to Hong-Kong; A Taste of the Jungle; Home Matters; From London to Brazil; The Falkland Isles; The Tip of South America; The Lands of the Incas; The Panama Canal; Cuba: How Tobacco is Grown; The National Game of Pelota; Florida Modernized; The Paradise of Fishermen; In the Track of the Ancient Voyagers; How We Lost Java; The Industries and Resources of Java; Travelling in Java; A Palace Ceremony; The Borobudur Temple; Java: Town and Country; The Island of Bali; The Ritual of Cremation; From Bali to Australia and New Zealand through Torres Straits and the Great Barrier Reef; Maori Land; The South Sea Islands; Back to Civilization; Appendices: Suggestions for an EmpireTourist Bureau; By Air to Lausanne; Index. Very light browning on free endpapers, previous owner's name in ink and faint erased pencil writing marks on front free endpaper, small edge tear on page leaf 259/260 - archivally taped, light browning to edges of text block, very light soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with two tiny tears at top, one small corner bump, scattered small water stains and a few light stains on front board with some color loss - plus a tiny water stain on rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
3 Davis, Burke. MARINE! THE LIFE OF LT. GEN. LEWIS B. (CHESTY) PULLER, USMC (Ret.).
Boston Bantam 1977 7th Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good - 
369 pp. "Chesty Puller, the roughest, toughest Marine of them all, had one simple, brutal rule: 'Kill or be killed!'. The greatest fighting man ever to pull on Marine boots enlisted in the Corps in 1918. He loved to fight, fought over a hundred combats in the Banana Wars, commanded the Horse Marines in Peking in the '30s, battled his way from island to bloody island in the Pacific in World War II, and bulled his way through the savage Korean War. Finally, as the most praised and cursed and controversial figure in the Marines, he was forced to retire at age 57." "The only Marine in history to win five Navy Crosses." Interior - light browning to pages and inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning, very light edge wear/wrinkling, small soft corner creases. 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
4 Keswick, Maggie, editor. Revised and updated by Clara Weatherall. (Alan Reid, Peter Ward Fay, Yen-p'ing Hao, Kwang-ching Liu, Pat Barr, Edward LeFevour, John Keswick, Adam Williams, Jeremy Brown, John King Fairbank, Percy Weatherall.) THE THISTLE AND THE JADE: A CELEBRATION OF 175 YEARS OF JARDINE MATHESON.
London Frances Lincoln 2008 0711228302 / 9780711228306 1st Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
320 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H). First printing of the revised edition (an update of the 1982, 150th anniversary volume). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs and reproductions. "Founded in Canton in 1832, Jardine Matheson has grown, principally from bases in the East, to become an international trading house with business interests throughout the world. (This book) assembles contributions from leading historians, such as Professor John King Fairbank and Professor K.C. Liu, and old Jardine hands, including Alan Reid and Sir John Keswick, as well as figures from the more recent history of the firm, to chronicle how this happened. They tell the story of how wealth and influence were accumulated in the early days of trading, and of the special relationship forged by 'the Princely Hong' with China and her people. They describe the opening up of Japan. They explain how the company faced the challenge of the last years of the nineteenth century by diversifying into railway construction in China and other industrial activities. After World War II the firm had to cope with the closure of China before going public in 1961. A major restructuring in the 1980s propelled the Group forward into new markets in Asia and, more recently, has allowed it to recommence full-scale operations in China. 'The Thistle and The Jade' is truly a tale of merchant adventure." Minor wear at corners and top/bottom edges of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 57.50 USD
 
 
SHANGHAI BIRDS:  A STUDY OF BIRD LIFE IN SHANGHAI AND THE SURROUNDING DISTRICTS., Wilkinson, E.S.  Illustrations by H. Gronvold.
5 Wilkinson, E.S. Illustrations by H. Gronvold. SHANGHAI BIRDS: A STUDY OF BIRD LIFE IN SHANGHAI AND THE SURROUNDING DISTRICTS.
North China Daily News & Herald Limited, Shanghai, 1929, Ist edition. 
243 pp, small 4to (10 5/8" H), hard cover (textured green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board, black silhouette on front board) - no dust jacket. 23 plates + 1 b&w drawing. Introductory chapter covering the identification, naming, migration, etc. of birds, followed by the birds of Shanghai arranged by order and family and described under the headings: Field identification, Description, Nesting habits, etc. A few faint tiny foxing marks on rear pastedown and on verso of frontispiece, light browning and scattered light foxing on edges of textblock - mainly on bottom, moderate rubbing at corners and top/bottom of spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, bump to top of rear board near spine, two light scratch lines on rear board, light wrinkling to cloth and small area of color fading on spine, a few very small areas of color loss on front board - mainly near top of hinge area. G+ sound reference copy. 
Price: 200.00 USD
 


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