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UNDIPLOMATIC NOTES: TALES FROM THE CANADIAN FOREIGN SERVICE., Freifeld, Sidney.  Illustrated by Susan Macartney.
41 Freifeld, Sidney. Illustrated by Susan Macartney. UNDIPLOMATIC NOTES: TALES FROM THE CANADIAN FOREIGN SERVICE.
Hounslow Press / Anthony R. Hawke, Willowdale, Ontario, 1990. 
194 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0888821263 B&w illustrations. "Behind formal negotiations are events sometimes too hilarious (and human) for academic histories. Beneath serene exteriors are people, who, from time to time, are clowns. And often, the expectations of dignity and protocol only serve to heighten the antics. From his 30-year career, Sidney Freifeld - at various desks at headquarters and in various embassies, up through the ranks, to ambassador - recollects some of these tales. He has gleaned others from colleagues or 'unofficial' files. Among the treats in (this book): Castro's table manners at an impromptu dinner; The circus of incivility created by the arrogance of the Ceausescu clan and their entourage; Calls in the night to deal with Moscow's howling cats; Australian VIPs lost in the bowels of the Chateau Laurier; A Canadian embassy held at gun-point, by a Canadian; and Poetry to protest External's policy on decorations. Legations run like military outposts, the needs of beavers in transit, and the exchange of diplomatic notes over a baseball game are more subjects for 'Undiplomatic Notes'. And for the uninitiated there are some useful chapters on what really, really, goes on." Previous owner's label on front pastedown, bump to bottom edge of pages, small bump to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good-/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AN ANTHOLOGY OF CHINESE VERSE:  HAN WEI CHIN AND THE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN DYNASTIES., Frodsham, J.D., translated and annotated by.  With Ch'eng Hsi.
42 Frodsham, J.D., translated and annotated by. With Ch'eng Hsi. AN ANTHOLOGY OF CHINESE VERSE: HAN WEI CHIN AND THE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN DYNASTIES.
Oxford University Press, London, 1967, first edition. 
198 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "The eight centuries that lie between the founding of the Han (206 B.C.) and the fall of the Sui (618 A.D.) are of considerable importance in the history of Chinese verse. It was during these ye ars that the lyric and the ballad took roots, grew and blossomed before coming to fruition during the T'ang. Many of the greatest Chinese poets, among them Ts'ao Chih, Juan Chi, T'ao Yuan-ming, Hsieh Ling-yun, Pao Chao and Yu Hsin shone ou t d u r i n g this era among a galaxy of brilliant writers. Yet very little of the verse of the time has hitherto been available to Western readers. This anthology is the first to present a full and balanced selection of this poetry in translati on . Th e st yl is t ic range, complexity, and subtlety of the poems presented here will bear witness to the claim that this epoch must be ranked among the major periods of world literature." Previous owner's bookplate and chop (stamp) on free fro nt en d pap er , a fe w v er y tiny foxing marks on top of textblock. Dust jacket is clipped, has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine, slight browning to spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE EAST INDIA COMPANY: A HISTORY., Gardner, Brian.
43 Gardner, Brian. THE EAST INDIA COMPANY: A HISTORY.
Rupert Hart-Davis, London, 1971, first edition. 
319 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 024664043X B&w plates, maps. "There has never been a company like the East India Company: it ruled over nearly one-fifth of the world's population, possessed its own army and navy, its own c ivil service, and even its own church. It became the greatest military power in Asia and had a revenue larger than that of Great Britain itself. This is the story of the London merchants who, in their persistent and dogged quest for trade w i t h t h e East, struggled with misunderstanding and suspicion, rivalry with the French and the collapse of the authority of the Indian emperors. The Company brought the brilliant military conquests of men like Robert Dlive and Warren Hastings, an d th e a cq ui sitions of Sir Stamford Raffles and men who spent their entire careers in its service. There were the conquests of the Wellesleys, the intrigues and battles for power with the British government, the prejudice and envy inspired b y t he re tu rn hom e o f wealthy retired employees, and the compromise which ended in the appointment of government selected Governors-General. The story of the East India Company is one of adventure, triumph and disaster, pride and loyalty, that spa ns more th an two hund red years of British history: it is also the story of the foundation of the British Empire in India." One small corner bump. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds. Very Good/ Very Goo d+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WILTSHIRE REGIMENT (THE 62nd AND 99th REGIMENTS OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Gibson, Tom.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
44 Gibson, Tom. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE WILTSHIRE REGIMENT (THE 62nd AND 99th REGIMENTS OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1969, first edition. 
147 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions. Follow the history of the Regiment from the 18th century when they participated in the siege of Louisburg, through 19th century postings including New Zealand, Chin a, India, and South Africa, and on through the First and Second World Wars. In 1959 "the Wiltshires were amalgamated with the Royal Berkshire Regiment to form the Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire)....Tom Gibson t e l l s t h i s exciting story and brings to life some of the great events in their history, events called to mind by the names emblazoned on the Regimental colours which now hang peacefully in Salisbury Cathedral in the heart of Wiltshire." Incl ud es t he mu si c an d lyrics for the Regimental March, which is based on an old Wilshire tune , 'The Vly'. Tiny light stain in margin of page 48 & 49, very light browning to edges of textblock, light fading to top edge of boards, small bump at top /bo tto m o f sp ine , tin y bump to bottom corners. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, tiny chips/tears, two 1" tears (archivally taped), browning to spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CHILD OF CHINA.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 2., Gleit, Maria.  Translated by E.F. Peeler.
45 Gleit, Maria. Translated by E.F. Peeler. CHILD OF CHINA. OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 2.
London Oxford University Press 1967 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Walter Holz. 
188 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H). B&w illustrations by William Holz, dust jacket design by William Stobbs.. "Sa Tu Sai was a happy little Chinese girl until the great flood came, and she and her family were swept away into the unfriendly waters of the overflowing Yangtze Kiang. Huts, crops, animals, and livelihood disappeared overnight, and Sa Tu Sai, her mother, her father, and her three brothers were stranded in a leaky old houseboat. And that night, while they were floating slowly down the river, Sa Tu Sai rescued a small baby, whom she named Tu Ku. The subsequent adventures of Sa Tu Sai and Tu Ku, her adopted brother (involving the Japanese invasion of China), are varied and exciting, and Sa Tu Sai's devotion and bravery will not soon be forgotten by the reader. Both author and artist have caught the spirit of China and have made between them an uncommon book." Slight curl to boards, two pages with tiny tear at top edge. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, minor soiling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
DISTANT DOMINION:  BRITAIN AND THE NORTHWEST COAST OF NORTH AMERICA, 1579-1809., Gough, Barry M.
46 Gough, Barry M. DISTANT DOMINION: BRITAIN AND THE NORTHWEST COAST OF NORTH AMERICA, 1579-1809.
University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, (1980), Ist edition. 
190 pp, large 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w illus, maps. "(T)he first comprehensive survey to examine Britian's motives for expeditions to this most distant frontier of British maritime development. It is also the first to draw the history of the coast into the general realm of Pacific history, relating its development to events in Europe, the American eastern seaboard, Australia, the Falkland Islands, and China. This entertaining book offers fresh insight into an exciting chapter of North American history." Very minor edgewear to boards. Dust jacket has very minor edgewear, spine lightly browned. NF/VG+ 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
WAR AND PEACEKEEPING:  FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO THE GULF - CANADA'S LIMITED WARS., Granatstein, J.L. and Bercuson, David J.
47 Granatstein, J.L. and Bercuson, David J. WAR AND PEACEKEEPING: FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO THE GULF - CANADA'S LIMITED WARS.
Key Porter, Toronto, 1991. 
266 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550133551 Illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "Canada's military history consists of more than participation in the two world wars. Fro m the Riel Rebellions and the Boer War, to the Korean War, the United Nations peacekeeping missions and the recent Gulf War, Canadians have fought and died on our own frontiers and on distant continents. (This book), a richly documented his t o r y o f Canada's other wars, portrays the gradual evolution of our fighting forces. The raw militia of a young country and the patriotic recruits who marched to Pretoria would, after the crucible of two great wars, develop into seasoned troop s wh o co u ld h o ld the line in the bitter trench battles of the Korean War or maintain the peace in political hotspots such as Cyprus and the Congo. When, at the end of the Second World War, the United Nations established an international army t o kee p the p eac e, Ca nada began to assume a major role as peacekeeper to the world. Today, Canadian men and women continue to serve wherever peace is threatened, in crises requiring not only military expertise but patience and diplomacy. Lavis hl y il lu stra ted wit h p hot ographs, engravings, and paintings drawn from many collections, 'War and Peacekeeping' tells the often neglected story of the 'little' wars which have contributed much to our military tradition." Small soft crease a t b ottom co rner of p ages 245 to e nd of book, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FETES ET CHANSONS ANCIENNES DE LA CHINE., Granet, Marcel.
48 Granet, Marcel. FETES ET CHANSONS ANCIENNES DE LA CHINE.
Paris Ernest Leroux 1929 Deuxieme Edition Half-Leather Very Good - 
301 pp, 10" H. Rebound with green leather spine/corners with gilt lettering on spine. Marbled paper boards and endpapers. **Original paper covers not bound in.** 1 b&w plate. Main text in French only. Examples are given in Chinese characters with French translations. A few English translations in Appendix III. Table des Matieres: Introduction; Les chansons d'amour du Che King (comment lire un classique / Les themes champetres / Les amours de village / Les chansons des monts et des eaux); Les fetes anciennes (Fetes locales / Faits et interpretations / Le rythme saisonnier / Les lieux saints / Les joutes); Conclusion; Table de references des chansons; Appendice I. - Note sur les concours de proverbes; II. - Note sure l'arc-en-ciel; III. - Notes ethnographiques. Previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on free front endpaper, light browning to pages, some pages have tiny edge chips and tears, creases and corner creases. Slight dulling to spine color. Binding is tight. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY., Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors.   (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.)
49 Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors. (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.) SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY.
Annapolis, Maryland Naval Institute Press 1989 0870215795 / 9780870215797 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
396 pp, 9 1/4" H. Tables and maps. "Indivdual essays provide general theories of maritime strategy, histories of seapower in action from the Peloponnesian wars onward, and contemporary views of the strategic uses of navies in both the West and the East." Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Seapower and Landpower; Maritime Command: Mahan and Corbett; The Strategy-Tactics Relationship; Athens and Sparta; Maritime Strategy and the Punic Wars; England and Spain: 1567-1604; The Anglo-French Wars: 1689-1815; Naval Power in World War I; World War II: Allied and German Naval Strategies; World War II: U.S. and Japanese Naval Strategies; Seapower and Western Defense; Soviet Maritime Strategy; The Maritime Strategy of the U.S. Navy: Reading Excerpts; Maritime and Continental Strategies: An Important Question of Emphasis; Reflections; Index. Small bump at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has one small edge tear archivally taped, rubbing to glossy surface, wrinkling at bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY., Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors.   (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.)
50 Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors. (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.) SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY.
Annapolis, Maryland Naval Institute Press 1989 0870215795 / 9780870215797 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
396 pp, 9 1/4" H. Tables and maps. "Indivdual essays provide general theories of maritime strategy, histories of seapower in action from the Peloponnesian wars onward, and contemporary views of the strategic uses of navies in both the West and the East." Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Seapower and Landpower; Maritime Command: Mahan and Corbett; The Strategy-Tactics Relationship; Athens and Sparta; Maritime Strategy and the Punic Wars; England and Spain: 1567-1604; The Anglo-French Wars: 1689-1815; Naval Power in World War I; World War II: Allied and German Naval Strategies; World War II: U.S. and Japanese Naval Strategies; Seapower and Western Defense; Soviet Maritime Strategy; The Maritime Strategy of the U.S. Navy: Reading Excerpts; Maritime and Continental Strategies: An Important Question of Emphasis; Reflections; Index. Minor soiling to top of textblock, small area of excess glue on bottom of textblock, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, light to moderate rubbing to glossy surfaces - no color loss. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LIBERATION MISSION OF THE SOVIET ARMED FORCES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Grechko, A.A., edited and with preface by.
51 Grechko, A.A., edited and with preface by. LIBERATION MISSION OF THE SOVIET ARMED FORCES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Progress Publishers, Moscow, (1979), 2nd printing. 
446 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "This is a book about the Soviet Armed Forces which fought heroically to defend the gains of the October Revolution and to save the Soviet people from being enslaved by nazism. They suffered enormous losses but conscientiously fulfilled their duty. During the war the Soviet Army fought gallantly for the freedom of other peoples. It rendered great assistance to many nations who had been suffering under nazi rule in deciding their destinies, and played the major part in routing nazi Germany and militarist Japan. The last chapter is devoted to the comradeship-in-arms of the armies of socialist countires and follows the development of their military alliance up to this da y. " Minor area of pencil erasure soiling on free front endpaper, excess cloth at bottom edge of front board - from manufacturing process, light wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, light soiling light browning - moderate on spine, a few tiny chips and tears, light edge wrinkling. VG-/G+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TRADITIONAL TEXTILES OF CAMBODIA: CULTURAL THREADS AND MATERIAL HERITAGE., Green, Gillian.
52 Green, Gillian. TRADITIONAL TEXTILES OF CAMBODIA: CULTURAL THREADS AND MATERIAL HERITAGE.
Bangkok River Books 2003 9748225399 / 9789748225395 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
320 pp, large 4to (11 5/16" H). "Subtle, enigmatic patterns woven into Cambodian silk textiles speak of origins in an ancient past, with resonances continuing to the present. While Cambodian textiles may justifiably be regarded as works of art in Western terms, their cultural relevance and vitality, which defines their quintessential character, is only beginning to be be appreciated and understood. This is the first book to document and explain this rich textile and costume tradition. Written for collectors, curators, travellers, textile artists and aficionados, it identifies and explains the essential role textiles play in traditional Cambodian life, society and religious practices. Lavishly illustrated with over 300 colour images, the book includes images of antique textiles held in both private collections and major public institutions, historic images and specially-commissioned line drawings and diagrams. (It) also includes: end notes supplementing the information in each chapter; appendices with a word list in Khmer script and transliterated Roman forms; a technical and foreign language glossary; a full bibliography and index." One tiny dint on front board. Dust jacket has some small line indentations and light rubbing on rear panel, a series of very small and tiny dints on front panel - mainly at top. one or two other very small dints elsewhere on jacket. 
Price: 80.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMPAIGNS AND HISTORY OF THE ROYAL IRISH REGIMENT FROM 1684 TO 1902., Gretton, G. le M., Lieutenant-Colonel.
53 Gretton, G. le M., Lieutenant-Colonel. THE CAMPAIGNS AND HISTORY OF THE ROYAL IRISH REGIMENT FROM 1684 TO 1902.
William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1911, first edition. 
462 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover (rebound in medium blue glazed cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board), new endpapers - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. 5 b&w plates, including frontispiece (1 double-page) + 8 pages (7 fold-out ) containing 10 maps in total - collated. Contents; Preface; The Raising of the Regiment: And the Wars of William III; Marlborough's Campaigns in the War of the Spanish Succession; The Second Siege of Gibraltar - The Siege of Ostend - Le x i n g t o n - Bunker's Hill; The War with the French Republic: Toulon - Corsica - Egypt. The Napoleonic War: The West Indies; The First War With China; The Second War with Burma; The War in the Crimea; Operations During the Mutiny in India; Rai si ng o f th e Se c on d Battalion: The War in New Zealand; Change in mary Organisation: The Second Afghan War; The War in Egypt; The Nile Expedition; The Black Mountain Expedition: The Tirah Campaign; Mounted Infantry in Mashonaland: The War in S out h A fri ca : C ol esb er g a nd Bethlehem; South Africa (Continued): Slabbert's Nek: The Brandwater Basin: Bergendal: Monument Hill: Lydenburg: The Mounted Infantry of the Royal Irish Regiment: Appendices - The Movements of the XVIIIth Royal Ir ish Regi ment fr om t he Time of its Fo rmation in 1684 to the End of the War in South Africa in 1902, and the Places where it has been Quartered in Time of Peace; Casualty Roll; Officers of the 1st and 2nd Battalion who Died in the West Indies Betw een 1 805 a nd 1 816; Rol l of Offi cers, War rant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and Men of the Royal Irish Regiment to Whom Have Been Awarded the Victoria Cross, Medals for Distinguished Conduct in the Field, for Meritorious Service, a nd fo r Long Servi ce an d Goo d Co nduct ; The Tirah Camp aign: Colonel Lawrence's Order of June 8, 1898; The Soldier's Kit in South Africa; Instructions for the Defence of Trains; Diary Showing Movement of the First Battalion in the North of th e Tran svaal B etween April 12, 19 01, a nd Sep tember 30, 19 01; Su ccession of Colonels of the Regiment; Memorials of the Royal Irish Regiment; Table Showing the Former Numbers and Present Names of the Infantry Regiments of the Regular Army. Ind ex. Pr evious o wner's small stamp o n fron t paste down; l ight bro wning t o pages; map #2 has several small edge tears (some with creases) - archivally taped, small piece missing from corner, and crease down fore-edge; map #4 has split crease do wn fore- edge - re paired with a rchival tape; e dges of textbloc k are bro wned; li ght bump to top corner of rear board, tiny shallow dint on front board, shelf rubbing to bottom of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 225.00 USD
 
 
OUR LAURELS ARE GREEN.  A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE, BERKSHIRE AND WILTSHIRE REGIMENT., Grist, Robin.
54 Grist, Robin. OUR LAURELS ARE GREEN. A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE, BERKSHIRE AND WILTSHIRE REGIMENT.
Forces & Corporate Publishing, Rushden, 1997, first edition. 
72 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN: 0952959712. B&w and color illustrations. Contents: The Royal Gloucestershire Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment; Origins; First Campaigns; Minorca; The America War of Independence; The Napoleonic Wars 1794-1 815; The Americas; Australia and New Zealand; China; India - Sikh Wars and the Indian Mutiny; The Crimea; Afghanistan; Cardwell Reforms and the Militia; Egypt and the Sudan; Africa and the Boer War; The Territorial Army; The Great War 1914 - 1 8 ; Between the Wars; The Second World War; Reductions in the Army; Korea; Kenya, South Arabia, Bahrain and Cyprus; The Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire); The Wessex Volunteers; Peacekeeping; Northern Ireland; Post script. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease at top corner with slight migration into pages. VG+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
55 Guillermaz, Patricia. LA POESIE CHINOISE: DES ORIGINES A LA REVOLUTION.
Marabut Universitie, Verviers, Belquique, 1966. 
248 pp, 7 1/16" H, soft cover. Colour and b&w plates. Interior - book starting to crack at pages 44/45 and cracked at pages 106/107, previous owners chop (stamp) on first page, inside of covers are browned. Exterior - very light browning, crease and small scuff mark on spine. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
MIKOYAN MiG-21.  OSPREY AIR COMBAT., Gunston, Bill.
56 Gunston, Bill. MIKOYAN MiG-21. OSPREY AIR COMBAT.
London Osprey 1986 0850456525 / 9780850456523 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good - 
200 pp, 10 9/16" H. "Today the MiG-21 is beginning to become a trifle long in the tooth. But the latest version is still in mass-production in India, while almost the first version is not only being manufactured in China but is a new contender in the world market for fighters! Meanwhile, every second or two, MiG-21s thunder aloft wearing the colours of more air forces than any other warplane before or since. Opinions of it vary. 'Fabulous', said an Egyptian. ' A supersonic sports plane' said an Indian (but of a very early version). 'Formidable in the air combat role' said a Frenchman. 'Formidable, simply because of its numbers' said an American general (who called it the Fishbed, the NATO code name). (The author) homes in on the most numerous jet aircraft in history. For the first time we have not just a description of a modern Soviet warplane but a thoughful account of its background (with a wry glance at the confusion its emergence caused in the West), discussion of why it came out as it did, and in particular a detailed look at its many curious design features, developed through more than 20 variants. Even today many Western descriptions have got it wrong. This epoch-making 200-page book will put many misconceptions right. Illustrated with over 160 black and white photographs (many previously unpublished) and 12 photographs in full colour." Light edge wear at top of rear hinge, two soft corner creases on front cover one small and one large, light wear at corners of front cover, light rubbing causing dullness to covers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ASIAN ART.  VOLUME IV, NUMBER I.  WINTER 1991: GAMES., Gunter, Ann C.; Bower, Virginia L.; Simmons, Doreen.
57 Gunter, Ann C.; Bower, Virginia L.; Simmons, Doreen. ASIAN ART. VOLUME IV, NUMBER I. WINTER 1991: GAMES.
New York Oxford University Press / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. 1991 0894234X Soft Cover Very Good 
72 pp, 11" H. Colour and b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: The Art of Playing; Art from Wisdom: The Invention of Chess and Backgammon; Polo in Tang China: Sport and Art; The Strong Men of the Sacred Circle. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - a few soft wrinkles on covers, tiny dint on front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE KEYES PAPERS:  SELECTIONS FROM THE PRIVATE AND OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE OF ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET BARON KEYES OF ZEEBRUGGE.  VOLUME II. 1919-1938., Halpern, Paul, G., editor.  (Admiral Keyes.)
58 Halpern, Paul, G., editor. (Admiral Keyes.) THE KEYES PAPERS: SELECTIONS FROM THE PRIVATE AND OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE OF ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET BARON KEYES OF ZEEBRUGGE. VOLUME II. 1919-1938.
George Allen & Unwin / Navy Records Society, London, 1980, first edition. 
468 pp, 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. VOLUME II ONLY. ISBN 0049421654 B&w frontispiece, 2 maps. "Admiral Keyes's correspondence with leading naval personalities sheds light on a variety of naval, military and diplomatic problems during the inter-war period. These include the struggle over control of the Fleet Air Arm, the Jutland Controversy, the Invergordon Mutiny and its aftermath, and both the Washington Naval Conference and the Lausanne Conference. There are interesting lett ers to Keyes from friends describing the situation in the Baltic, 1919-20, and China in the 1920s. Of particular interest is an interview with President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1934; an account of a naval exercise in the Mediterranean si m u l a t i n g t he reinforcement of Singapore in the event of war with Japan; and a contingency plan for forcing the Dardenelles in the event of war with Turkey over the Mosul question. There are discussions of the writing of the official histor ie s of t he w ar , l et ters from a former Austrian naval officer on Adriatic matters and, of course, lots of revealing comments on the personalities (and feuds) of leaders of the time: Churchill, Trenchard, Beatty, Jellicoe, Chatfield and others . Th e l ett ers ar e a s fa sci nating to the general reader as they are essential to the student of the period...." Very light erased pencil marks on free front endpaper; minor mark on bottom of textblock; very light dampstain along bottom of fr on t b oard , at bot tom of r ea r h inge and a small area at top of both boards; light liquid stain on top of textblock; very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; slight minor bump at corners. Dust jacket has discoloration/damp marks at edges , h eavy fadi ng to spin e, l ight fai ding on p arts of panels, 2" closed tear archivally taped - two other small tears, light rubbing, light wear at top of spine and flap-folds. Good/Fair 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
A DEATH IN NOVEMBER: AMERICA IN VIETNAM, 1963., Hammer, Ellen J.
59 Hammer, Ellen J. A DEATH IN NOVEMBER: AMERICA IN VIETNAM, 1963.
New York E.P. Dutton 1987 0525242104 / 9780525242109 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
373 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. "The time, January-November 1963. The place: Saigon. The circumstances: a fledgling nation being subverted from inside and out, and a set of treacherous Vietnamese generals and arrogant, blundering high officials of the Kennedy administration. The result: the assassination of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem and his brother Ngo Dinh Nhu in a military coup that turned the Vietnam War in to an American war and set in motion an ever-widening tragedy. This riveting inside chronicle of a single year is not only an awesome task of research but a cautionary tale for all Americans. Dr. Hammer, who visited the embattled nation many time s during the period and interviewed key characters in the drama, cuts away layer after layer of double-talk to expose the cancer of incomprehension and mistrust that killed all hopes of preserving the independence of South Vietnam. Without ever calling names or placing blame the author is everywhere, probing, digging, uncovering - letting history render its own verdict. When November 1963 was over, both the Vietnamese and American presidents had died at the hands of assassins. No one but ( the author) could have summoned up the ghost of Ngo Dinh Diem with such power or demonstrated so poignantly its significance for our larger involvement in Vietnam." Minor edge wear, minor rubbing, date in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
1. THE CRIPPLED TREE.  2. A MORTAL FLOWER.  3. BIRDLESS SUMMER., Han Suyin.  (Elizabeth K C Comber, Born Rosalie Matilda Kuanghu Chow.)
60 Han Suyin. (Elizabeth K C Comber, Born Rosalie Matilda Kuanghu Chow.) 1. THE CRIPPLED TREE. 2. A MORTAL FLOWER. 3. BIRDLESS SUMMER.
London Jonathan Cape Hard Cover 
Han Suyin (1916-2012), daughter of a Chinese father and Belgium mother, was born Rosalie Matilda Kuanghu Chow and is perhaps best known for her novel "A Many-Splendoured Thing", basis for the movie, "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing". These are the first three volumes of her autobiography, tracing her family history from 1885, then her own story up to 1948. (Two later volumes, covering the years 1949-1991 are not included here.) All are in dust jackets, have pictorial endpapers, b&w photo-graphs & map, 8 3/4" H. 1. The Crippled Tree - 461 pp, 1970 reprint, ISBN 0224610058. "Han Suyin evokes, through the life of her two families (eastern and western), a panorama of the history of China from 1885 to 1928. It contains eyewitness accounts, from family papers, of the Sino-French War, of the revolution of 1911 and of the emergence of Chiang Kai-shek." 2. A Mortal Flower - 413 pp, 1966 first edition. "(Covers) the decade from 1928 to 1938, when Chiang Kai-shek rose to power and Mao Tsetung in his mountain fastness gathered the spent remnants of an almost destroyed communist army and rebuilt it as a force. The Japanese invasion, the Long March, the Student Revolt of 1936 - all these happened in China while Hitler and Mussolini hypnotized Europe with their preparations for war." 3. Birdless Summer - 347 pp, 1968 first edition, ISBN 224614711. "The events of Chinese history between 1938 and 1948 are vividly reconstructed (here). The story of Han Suyin's unhappy marriage to a fanatical army officer is told against the background of the appalling confusion and corruption of China at that time: the Japanese invasion, the misery and squalor of the retreating Chinese, the activi-ties of Chiang Kai-shek and his 'Blueshirts', the violent prelude to revolution. (Her) narrative is not merely the affecting and extraordinary lfie of a woman of immense courage. In the way that it brings to life more powerfully than ever before the spirit and politics of China, it is a significant contribution to the history of our time." Volume 1- fading to color at edges of boards and on front hinge, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling, two edge tears archivally taped, slight fading to spine color. Volume 2 - light fading to color on top of spine - also a tiny stain, Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block, very light edge wear, very small bump to bottom corner of front board - migrates into half the pages, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light browning on spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light wear at top of rear hinge and front flap, small ink stin on inside of rear flap, light rubbing. Volume 3 has very light edge wear. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
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