Paris: Avec privilege du Roy, 1672. First Edition. 8vo., -35-, -71--23 p., 1 pl; VG; bound in brown leather, paneled spine with faded gilt lettering and tooling; gilt roll on board edges; moderate wear to leather; writing on front pastedown, dated 1726; drawing on ffep; some writing on verso on ffep; wax stains on front pastedown, ffep; Parts 1 and 2 have special t.p. with varying subtitles: Premiere partie, dans laquelle est traitte de l'or, de l'argent, & du vif-argent ... ; Seconde partie, dans laquelle est traitte des pierres precieuses et des perles ...; authors name written in pencil on top of each title page; two names written in ink on first title page; interior free of underlining or markings to text; mild foxing and age-toning; a book about gems and metals coming out of India; extremely scarce; NA consignment; shelved case 3.
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S.I. Dao guang 1, 1819. 4to., unpaginated (or paginated in Chinese); VG; 3/4 bound in brown leather, raised ridges and maroon text block with gilt lettering on spine, marbled boards; mild bumping and peeling to corners, both boards slightly loose, chip missing to head of spine on the side towards the front board (keeping in mind that this volume reads right to left); rubbing to leather, boards, spine; 2 volumes in 1, on double leaves; interior clean; The Yuan Tian Tu Shou is a general treatise on astronomy, by Li Mingche, a Daoist priest, published in 1819. The author adopts the Ptolemaic system as given by Diaz in the Tianwanlou, giving the modern corrections for various elements. In a supplement, however, nearly as large as the original he seems to have changes his views, and adopts the Tychonic Theory. The work is illustrated throughout with well-cut diagrams; Text in Chinese; consignment; shelved case 3.
Amsterdam: Jean-Louis De Lorme, 1699. First French Edition. 12mo., , 249 pages; newly bound in 1/4 brown leather, brown cloth boards, paneled spine with green label and gilt lettering; title page has two stamps for a Cabinet De Lecture, or reading room; title page also has a pen scribble line underneath the word 'voyage,' not impacting any text; two sheets of contemporary blue paper bound in, presumably publisher's wraps; lacking engraved frontispiece; large folding map present, in excellent condition; consignment; shelved case 3.
London: Printed and are to be sold by W. Taylor, 1721. Second Edition. 4to., 797pp.,  tables and index; VG; bound in polished calf, paneled spine with gilt tooling, label with gilt lettering, mostly worn off; joints weak, some scratches to boards, general rubbing and wear; two bookplates on front pastedown, one from Henry Duke of Kent, 1733, the other Thomas Philip, Earl de Grey, Wrest Park; some scattered ink splatter on page 351 that bleeds through onto 353, text legible; folding plates on pages 1, 215, 476 present and in excellent condition; Numerous mispagination, including p. 447-472 omitted; consignment; shelved case 4.
London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1911. First Edition. royal octavo, 161pp.; VG; spine dark green with gilt lettering in both English and Chinese; minor rubbing and shelfwear; uncut text block and minor chipping; Contains a frontispiece and 120 illustrations, of which 12 are in color; some browning to the endpapers, minimal browning/aging to the paper throughout the text; SIGNED AND INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by the author, 2 August, 1918; shelved case 12.
London: The Oriental Ceramic Society in Association with Azimuth Editions, 1969-1981, 1993-2004. Volumes 38 through 45, volumes 56 through 68. 21 volumes total in quarto. Volumes 38-41 bound in cloth with a tan spine and no DJ. Volumes 42-43 in wrappers with a yellow spine. Volumes 44-45 like the other tan volumes in cloth but with very good dust jackets. Volumes 56-66 bound in cloth with a tan spine and no DJ. Volumes 67-68 in wrappers with a white spine and no DJ. Volumes 38-45 generally good or very good. Volumes 56-68 generally very good. Several dark rubbing smudges to the front cover of volume 38, as well as to the front cover of volume 66. Volume 38 has foxing to its spine. Volume 40 has a detached but present frontispiece. Slight age-toning to the wrapper coverings of volumes 42 and 43. Gentle, light crease to the rear lower corner of volume 67 wrappers. Nearly all volumes have a good or better binding, book block edges, and clean text pages. Volume 38 to 153pp with many plates, volume 39 to 82pp with many plates, volume 40 to 152pp with many plates, volume 41 to 308pp, volume 42 to 74pp, volume 43 to 59pp, volume 44 to 86pp, volume 45 to 104pp. Volume 56 to 104pp, volume 57 to 107pp, volume 58 to 94pp, volume 59 to 92pp, volume 60 to 161pp, volume 61 to 152pp, volume 62 to 88pp, volume 63 to 146pp, volume 64 to 100pp, volume 65 to 168pp, volume 66 to 139pp, volume 67 to 128pp, volume 68 to 89pp. Many volumes of a limited print number. PLEASE NOTE: due to the weight of these volumes, extra shipping charges may apply if ordered online. Shelved above History of Science section [Aisle E] at our Dupont Circle store.
London: W. Thacker & Co., 1899. First edition. Octavo, 285pp. Hardcover without jacket. Bumping and shelf-wear. Soiling and sunning to cloth-bound boards. Light, scattered foxing throughout text. Moderate age-toning to margins of endpapers. Spine cocked. Rear hinge cracked. Spine cracked in several places. Fold-out map in rear perfectly intact. Good copy only. Shelve: CASE #9. Spine is brown cloth with black text in dark green box.
Wm. H. Allen and Co. London, 1841. First English edition. Octavo; xxxv, 443 pp. + 91 pp. appendix; errata page. With large folding map and two plates. Original three-quarter leather, blue cloth, marbled endpapers and fore-edges. Spine has five raised bands, leather spine label. VG, with rubbing to spine bands and extremities, as well as top edge of front board. Text clean and tight. Shelve in Case #9 Afghan Collection.
London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855. Second Edition. 8vo., 2 volumes; VG-; spine paneled blue leather with gilt tooling, red label with gilt lettering; 3/4 bound with blue cloth boards, some damage to both spines, including wear to ribs and panels, wear at edges, and cracking at head and tail; boards have bumping to corners; volume 1 has a folding map in excellent condition, with only a tiny rip; Both volumes have the bookplate of Sherard Osborn, as well as his signature and date on the half title page; Sherard Osborn was the captain of the HMS Furious, as well as being a Royal Navy Admiral and Arctic Explorer. He was captain of the HMS Furious during the Second Opium War, a time this book covers, making this a very nice association copy; shelved case 9.
London: Edward Moxon, 1840. First Edition. Octavo; 2 volumes; xxiv; 453pp; viii;488pp; a full calf prize binding by Carss [with their bookseller ticket each volume] for a Glasgow High School student with the presentations on each front paste-down; "Let Glasgow Flourish" seal each board; morocco spine labels [one has detached, the others are chipped]; marbled endpapers; marbled edges. Binding largely rubbed and worn; hinges cracked; owner names on endpapers. Contents very good throughout with 12 plates [3 color; 9 tinted; 1 in outline]; folding map in outline color. Shelved in Case 9 [Oversized book set. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates. Estimated shipping weight is 7lbs].
Tokyo, Japan: The Imperial Japanese Government Railways, 1913-1914. First Editions. 10mos., 2 volumes; G+; bound in publisher's burgundy cloth, gilt lettering; top edges of text blocks gilt; mild rubbing and fraying, including creases to spine, wear to head and tail of spine; volume 1 illustrated with 17 color folding maps, numerous black and white plates, a folding map in rear pastedown pocket, and maps pasted to endpapers; volume 2 illustrated with a color reproduction of woodcut by Shimbi Shoin, 15 color maps (including 10 folding), black and white plates, and maps pasted to endpapers; volume one leaf 207/208 and accompanying map loose but present, gutter visible; volume 2 title page through vi loose but present; small bookseller sticker to front pastedown of volume 1; with ownership name on title pages of Gertrude Emerson; shelved case 9.
London: Thorsons, 2000. First Edition, First Printing. Square Octavo, 176 pages; VG/VG; spine gold and purple with black and white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '£12.99'; small closed tear to upper rear corner; small sticker to rear cover; boards have a small amount of rubbing to corners, tail of spine; SIGNED flat on the half-title page by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama; BL consignment; shelved case 5.
New York: Macmillan, 1904. first edition. small octavo in dark beige cloth hardcovers; ; VG; DJ dark beige with green letters; vinyl cover; minimal shelf wear around spine edges; small open tear on back DJ; top edge gilted; strong binding; external edges a bit dusty; a couple of pages with a very tiny dog ear; color frontispiece engraving; text clean, in fairly small print; pp. 541; contains chapters on Shinto, Buddhism and "the Jesuit Peril"; most popular of Hearn's books on Japan; YF consignment. SHELVED ROCKVILLE NON-RETAIL.
London: Constable, 1911. First Edition. Octavo; xvi, 437pp; bound in green pictorial cloth; moderately soiled and worn; hinges tender; folding map torn at hinge; owner name front end-paper; scattered minor foxing. Contents very good throughout; illustrated with dozens of black and white photographs; folding map bound at rear. Shelved in Case # 9.
Boston: Little, Brown and Co, 1899. First Edition. Octavo, 241 pages; VG-/G; Tan spine with black lettering; Jacket has several small tears and light chipping at the corners and the spine edges, Jacket spine is age toned; Boards are straight with some minor wear along the edges and the spine; Binding is sturdy; Gilt top edge of text block has a few small scratches; Deckle cut pages are somewhat age toned at the edges, but free of markings to the interior, small stains from tape on end papers; scarce in dust jacket; shelved case 9.
London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1870. First Edition. 8vo., two volumes, xx, 444pp., viii, 442pp.; VG;spines green cloth with gilt lettering; contains 9 illustrations, 7 plates, 2 folding maps. rear board and of volume 2 beginning to separate from text block; binding cracked on volume 1 between front board and ffep; uncut text block; text clean; shelved case 9.
Philadelphia; London: A. Small; John Murray, 1818. Mixed Edition. (Mixed editions, publishers) Octavo; 2 volumes; volume 1: vii, 10-382 pages,  ads, volume 2: vii, 359 pages,  ads; Poor; full title - Journal of the Proceedings of the Late Embassy to China; A Correct Narrative of the Public Transactions of the Embassy, of the Voyage to and from China, and of The Journey from the Mouth of the Pei-Ho to the Return to Canton; bound in original gray paper boards, spines have beige paper label with black lettering; volume 1 has number 18 in white paint to head of spine, front board detached, severe wear and rubbing to boards and spine, numbers in black ink to rear board, two ex-library stamps to title page, with folding map across from title page; volume 2 has detached boards, severe wear and rubbing to boards and spine, lower inch chipped off tail edge of spine, with folding map across from page 1; volume has a Philadelphia imprint; volume 2 has a London imprint and states second edition and is slightly smaller than volume 1; Please see photos for details.
China Materials Center, 1981. First Edition. 8vo., xviii, 458 pages, ; VG/VG-; spine yellow with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelfwear and soiling to dust jacket, large water stain along lower edge of both covers, tail of spine; INSCRIBED on ffep by Janet Fitch "For Our Doctor", a nice association copy of an incredibly scarce book; part of the Asian Library Series; Janet Fitch was an artist who grew up the children of missionaries, who went on to exhibit globally as well as illustrating a book by Madame Chiang Kai-shek.; shelved case 5.
Paris: Chez Pillet et Chez Arthus Bertrand, 1818-1820. Third Edition. Octavo; 7 volumes - volume 1: lxxx, 402 pages,  ads, volume 2: 552, volume 3: 464, volume 4: 512, volume 5: 468, volume 6: 475, volume 7: 472; Fair; full title - De La Chine, ou Description Generale de Cet Empire, Redigee D'Apres Les Memoires De La Mission De Pe-Kin; bound in original paper wraps, sun faded beige labels to spines with black lettering; severe wear and rubbing to spines, cracking at spines to all volumes, volumes 1, 2, 4, 5 are detached or nearly detached at binding, some slight moisture staining to fore edges of first few pages of volumes 1 and 5, slight moisture staining to rear of volumes 4, 6 and 7; French text; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1901. First Edition. Octavo, 305 pages; VG/VG; in illustrated bright green hardcovers with faded green DJ in brodart; spine discolored with brown letters and minor shelf wear on edges; binding strong; deckle edges; contains 6 plates of illustrations on glossy paper including frontispiece; contains series of stories, folklore (Buddhist names of plants and animals), and other studies (in a Japanese hospital); YF Consignment; shelved case 9.
London: Richard Bentley, 1863. First Edition. Octavo; 385pp; original cloth re-backed, preserving gilt illustration top board; all edges gilt. Owner name front end-paper; several pages and one plate partially re-margined; lacking one plate (#11: Praying Wheel); lacking ads; contents else very good throughout. Shelve Case 9.
London: John Murray, 1852. First Edition. Thick, small octavo in dark green hardcovers with newly rebound 6-band embossed spine; G+; covers with moderate soiling; front board has a small dent in center edge and some fraying, chipping along fore-edge; folded map on rice paper in the front, clean tearing at crease, fragile; first chapter's paper discolored; text in tight print; pp. 510; small ex-libris stamp on end page; contains chapters on Lydia, Phrygia, Constantinople with small engravings throughout; shelved in Case # 9.
London: John Murray, 1864. First Edition. 8vo., 402pp.; VG; bound in green cloth, gilt lettering on spine; bumping to corners, head and tail of spine; general mild shelfwear and rubbing; 2 maps both in excellent condition; 11 plates, including the frontispiece with tissue guard, plus the vignette on the title page; mild age-toning; shelved case 9.
New York: New York Review Books, 2002. First Edition. Octavo. VG+/VG+. Red cloth boards with gilt text on spine. Dustjacket is light manila colored with color photograph on front and rear with black and brown text. DJ spine is light manila with black and brown text. Light bumping/shelfwear to the head and tail of spine. Very small pen mark on outer textblock. Interior textblock is clean, unmarked and in excellent condition. DJ shows some very minor shelfwear to the top edge, mostly at the spine. Includes a printed, but hand signed note from President George H. W. Bush to General Brent Snowcroft (National Security Advisor). 237pp. Shelved in case 9.
Hamburg: Banjamin Gottleib Hoffman, 1801. First German Edition. Octavo; later cloth spine and marbled paper boards; hand-written title label; text block toned; tide mark bottom edge, owner name front end-paper; lacking text [pp 321-336; as issued?] but maps and plates complete, including four engraved plates [3 folding] and a large folding map bound at rear.
Taipei: Ch'eng Wen Publishing Company, 1976. Large Folio; G/no-DJ; Light green spine with gilt text; this book only; Cloth has sunned exterior head, tail and fore edges, spine is sunned also with few white scratches on panels, and sticker residue on rear panel, front panel is partially detached at mid gutter binding, but ends are still attached, 'as is'; slight wear along edges; Text block shows some shelf wear on exterior edges with light smudges at head and fore edges, otherwise pages are unmarked with tight binding. Arts - Asian. Text in Chinese. Contents also listed in English. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
[Toyko]: Hokuseido, 1952. Early Editions. Octavos, 4 volumes; VG/Fair; in original beige dust jackets depicting scenes, black lettering; dust jackets in varying condition, all protected in mylar, volume 1 lacking spine, numerous tears and chips, volume 2 and 3 with mild chipping, primarily to heads and tails of spines, corners, volume 4 lacking head of spine, some chipping; browning to pages, as usual; Text is primarily in English and Japanese; Volumes I and III have colored frontispieces; AM consignment; shelved above espionage.
Boston and Tokyo: J. B. Millet, 1901. Large Octavos, 12 volumes; VG; bound in publisher's 1/4 white paper imitation vellum, handmade brown paper boards; green, brown, and gilt lettering and decoration to spine; top edges of text blocks gilt; some mild rubbing and wear to boards and spines; glue-stains to front pastedowns from removed bookplates; partial set, lacking the remaining 9 volumes on the Philippines, Burma, Afganistan, India, Persia, Turkey, and Russia; shelved above England.
New York: John Day Company, 1965. Limited Edition, unnumbered/1000. Octavo, 316 pages; VG; 1/4 bound in ivory leatherette spine, gilt decoration and lettering, blue marbled boards; top edge of text block gilt; no dust jacket as issued; specially bound edition of The Good Earth, Limited to 1,000 copies is part of the selected works of Pearl S. Buck created in honor of the author's eightieth birthday, This is Copy Number unnumbered, June 1972; shelved case 6.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1857. Early Reprint. Octavo, 624 pages; G; bound in 3/4 brown leather, marbled boards, spine paneled with burgundy label and gilt lettering; some repair to tail end of front hinge; moderate rubbing and wear to binding; marbled text block and endpapers; sticker to front pastedown; some water-staining along edges of text block; with 9 folding maps; numerous full-page tinted lithographs and in-text woodcuts; lacking the suppressed "Public Bath at Simoda" plate at p. 408; shelved case 9.
London & Hong Kong: House of Fans/Kaiserreich Kunst, 1983. First edition, 1st printing. Quarto, VG+/no dj, in VG+ slipcase, green spine w/ gilt text: excellent overall condition large illustrated hardcover in excellent slipcase, with "Silver of the Old China Trade" on one side of the slipcase, and "Carving of the Old China Trade" on the other side, as issued - very minor shelfwear; clean inside and out; sturdy binding; unmarked pages. In Locked Arts Case A.
Kowloon, Hong Kong: Cafa Company Limited, 1961. First Edition. Folio, 91 numbered pages, VG-/G+; DJ, yellow spine, black lettering: overall shelfwear, small closed tears to edges, closed tearing and creasing to corners of covers and joints of spine; spine faded a paler yellow, golden yellow panels to front and back covers; rubbing to spine (lettering unaffected) and small piece of tape towards tail of spine; DJ protected by mylar; dark orange buckram boards, black lettering: mild overall wear to boards, spine slightly cocked, boards somewhat shaken, binding sturdy; bumping to head and tail; slight waving to text-block; light age-toning to text-block; interior clean, with many full-color glossy plates of Chün pottery and glazes; housed in tan cardboard slipcase; bilingual, text in Chinese and English to DJ and interior; shelved case 11.
Naha Publishing, 1995. First Edition. Quarto, 482 pages; VG; bound in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine in Japanese; housed in a VG silver slipcase; text in Japanese and English; With 1,100 photographs in color and black and white; with errata slip loose within; shelved near Japan.
New York: The John Day Company, 1932. Limited First Edition, #352/371. Octavo, 467 pages; VG; bound in tan buckram, brown leather spine with gilt lettering; top edge gilt; slight newspaper discoloration to front endpaper; Signed on limitation page by Pearl S. Buck, #352/371; shelved case 6.
London: William Heinemann, 1900. First Edition. 8vo., 354pp.; VG; bound in red cloth, spine has gilt lettering; some fading to spine; rubbing to boards; frontispiece with tissue guard; small booksellers sticker on ffep; slight age-toning to pages; shelved case 9.
Leipzig: Deutschen Morgenlandischen Gesellschaft, 1862. Octavo; G+/no-DJ; tan spine with gold text; leather-bound cover is in remarkable condition considering age, cover is scratched and worn but strong and completely intact; textblock is significantly stained and discolored by age, very minor pencil markings throughout, binding is strong and pages are all intact, no rips or folds; pp 236; written in Sanskrit, with preface and notes in German.
New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1906. First Edition. Small Quarto, 473 pages; G; bound in publisher's dark green cloth, gilt lettering to spine; moderate rubbing and wear to cloth, including staining to head of spine, chipping and fraying to head and tail of spine, rubbing and bumping to corners, wear to hinges; top edge of text block gilt, others uncut; name written on ffep; profusely illustrated from photographs; shelved case 9.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1993. First American Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 233 pages; VG/VG; spine white and green with black and white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$21.00'; mild wear and rubbing to dust jacket; SIGNED flat on ffep by Bao Ninh; shelved case 6.
Philadelphia: Dobelbower, Key, and Simpson, 1796. First American Edition. 8vo., 464pp., 34pp.; VG; bound in brown cloth, red label on spine with gilt lettering; some shelfwear to boards, including scuffing, scratching, a chip to head of spine, fading to spine; wear to hinges; foxing throughout, including to plates and map; contains all 7 plates, including 1 folded map and frontispiece; PD consign; shelved case 9.
Hunan: Hunan People's Publishing House, 2005. Octavo; VG/VG; hardcover, brown spine with black text; 5 vols are in uniform condition; clean dust jackets; solid binding with clean boards; text blocks are clean with the exception of vol.1`which has minor folds at the fore edge; 3113p. (Total number of pages for the 5 vols.).
London: T. Fisher Unwin, ca. 1923. First edition. Folio in red heavy cloth hardcovers with gold letters; VG; minimal soiling; book slightly slanted upwards with discolored spine; previous owner's name on ffep; 26 pages of text followed by 288 sepia toned photographic plates taken between 1906 and 1909; in good condition; shelved on front table; please contact us for shipping costs.
London: Constable & Co. Ltd., 1915. First edition. Octavo, 178pp. Hardcover without jacket. Moderate wear to cloth-bound boards, including light rubbing and faint surface scratches. Sunning to spine. Mild age-toning and foxing throughout text. Heavy crease to frontispiece. Sticker and glue residue to upper left corner of front paste-down end page. Rough-cut edge block; some pages have small creases and tears. Light underlining throughout. Front hinge starting. Boards gently bowed. Binding is sturdy. Scarce book. Good copy only. Shelve: CASE #9 Spine is grey/blue/green with gilt text.
Rochester, New York: The Printing House of Leo Hart, 1932. Octavo; unpaginated; VG-; beige spine with red text; slipcase shows moderate sunning to spine and edges; noticeable wear to edges and corners; red patterned design over gold exterior; boards have slight wear to exterior, mostly to fore edges; glassine wrapper has some tear to front fore edge and missing top half of spine, chipped rear top edge; text block has rough cut fore and tail edges, some uncut head edge; vividly colored illustrations; interior clean; Chinese and English text; RL Consignment.
Hunan: Foreign Language Press, 2000. 1st Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; hardcover; brown and black spine with black text; dust jacket of vol.1 has minor frays at the top corners; boards have minor scratches and stains but are solid and clean; text blocks are clean; 3350p. (Total number of pages for the 6 vols.).
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Company, 1905. First edition. Octavo, 209pp. Hardcover with dust jacket in VG/VG condition. Spine is beige with beige text on gray box at head. Bumping and shelf-wear. Minor rubbing, chipping and soiling to dust jacket. Sunning to spine of jacket. Attractive green top-stain. Cloth-bound boards are bright and clean. Previous owner's bookplate to front paste-down end page. Age-toning to end papers. No markings or creases to the text. Binding is sturdy. YF CONSIGNMENT. SHELVED ROCKVILLE NON-RETAIL.
London: The Bombay Historical Society, 1908. Limited edition (1 of 1,200). Quarto. Hardcover in 3/4 bound green leather with green cloth on boards in Very Good condition. Ex-libris, stamp of previous owner on front free endpaper, otherwise there are no markings to text and pages are clean. Binding is strong. Edges of text block are uncut. Illustrated with 30 coloured plates. Endpapers are marbled. 292 pp. Moderate rubbing to leather on spine and to corners. Leather on spine is sunned, turning it from green to a light brown. All else is very good. Spine is light brown with raised bands and gilt text -Shelved Bookcase next to Front Door.
Japan: Otsuka Kogeisha, 1974. Annual. Quarto; vg+/wraps; white spine with black text; minor shelf wear and bumping; else fine; ---ARTS--GRAPHICS, PRINTS, DRAWINGS; ---ISBN none. Spine is yellow, black text. [Shelved in locked arts case].
Japan: Otsuka Kogeisha, 1971. Annual. Quarto; vg+/wraps; white spine with black text; minor shelf wear and bumping; else fine; ---ARTS--GRAPHICS, PRINTS, DRAWINGS; ---ISBN none. Spine is white, black text. [Shelved in Locked arts case].
Darlington: Wm. Dresser & Sons, Ltd., 1948. First Edition. Small octavo in oatmeal brown cloth, with black text on spine. VG. Only light edgewear to boards. No marks to text. Illustrated with several black & white maps, as well as three small black & white photographs at front of book. 153 pp. Scarce. Shelve locked cases.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1894. Fourth Edition. William Elliot Griffis (September 17, 1843 – February 5, 1928) was an American orientalist, Congregational minister, lecturer, and prolific author. The present volume is divided into three parts: (I) Ancient and Medieval History, (II) Political and Social Corea and (III) Modern and Recent History. Selected by scholars as being culturally important, this book has been reprinted many times during the last one hundred years. More than two dozen maps, plans, and illustrations, including a color folding map of Cho-sen (Corea) bound in back. Hard cover, no dust jacket. 474 pages. 8vo., xxix, 474pp.; VG; 1/4 bound with black cloth and gilt lettering on spine, orange cloth boards; mild fraying to head and tail of spine, 'B' of 'Scribners' on tail of spine frayed off; mild shelfwear and rubbing; small booksellers sticker on front pastedown; ex library sticker on front pastedown, not filled out, no other library information on book; slight staining to textblock; frontispiece with tissue-guard, slight staining of tissue-guard onto title page; folding map in rear, excellent condition; 4pp. ads in rear; shelved case 9.