New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907. 5th Edition. Octavo, 512 pages; VG; fully bound in patterned blue and brown cloth, spine has gilt lettering; binding has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges, has minor bumping on the fore edge corners; pages have minor age toning; illustrated; has marking on the title page; shelved Asia.
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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.
London: Richard Bentley and Sons, 1891. third edition. octavo in cloth. Fair. Heavy shelf and edge wear to boards. Large closed tears to cloth on top of spine. Corners of boards bumped and frayed. Spine is frayed. Pages are rough cut. Front and back hinge cracked. 321pp. Spine is greenish with gold text.
Semarang-Soerabaia: G.C.T. Van Dorp, 1901; 1906. Octavo; good-/wraps; #1, Hindu Ruins , tan spine and wraps; no text; missing front panel; black text on title page; sunned and age-toning; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 94 pp.; some edges, shallow tears; --item2; Central Java , tan spine and wraps; no text on spine; black text on front panel second edition; ex libris, signature; some dog-ears; dark toning tp spine and wraps; light general toning; 70 pp.; foxing and spot staining; else good. Item kept in "13 ephemera" box in Netdesk area.
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.
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.).
Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1969. Octavo;VG-/no-DJ; Black/orange spine with gold text; Previous owner's name on front free endpaper; Boards have shelfwear such as lightly rubbed exterior, otherwise strong; Textblock is slightly age toned with light foxing and pencil on pages throughout; flaps of DJ are tucked inside pages; pp 214.
London: Jarrolds Publishers Ltd, 1959. First Edition. Octavo; pp 220; G/G-; beige pictorial spine with red and navy text; dust jacket has some sunning to spine; light foxing to front and rear; light blue front and rear; mylar wraps; cloth has light sun fading to spine; sturdy boards; text block shows slight toning to exterior edges; illustrated; light ink to front pastedown;.
London: Printed for Walker & Edwards, Rivington, Cadell & Davies, Longman, Hurst etc. 1817. 12mo., xi, 485 pages, ,  ads; VG; newly rebound in full brown leather, paneled spine with black label, gilt titling; previous marbled free endpapers preserved; interior clean; Engraved frontispiece and additional title page, publisher's catalogue in rear; shelved case 7.
New York: Scribner & Welford, 1889. Second Edition. Octavo; pp 455; G-; sun faded blue spine with gilt text; full title: The Cruise of the Marchesa to Kamschatka and New Guinea with Notices of Formosa, Liu-Kiu, and Various Island of the Malay Archipelago; cloth has slight sunning to spine; moderate rubbing to exterior, heavy wear to edges and corners, small tear to front fore edge; darkening to exterior edges, shaken spine, cracking to hinges, slight foxing to first and last few pages, interior clean; maps included;.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1973. 8vo; VG-hardcover without dust jacket; brown spine with black text; boards have minor residual stain but binding is solid; book is ex- library with class marks and stamp to the edge; front free end -paper has a minor deletion with a black marker; text block is slightly discolored otherwise clean; 282p.
Berkeley, CA: Center for South Asia Studies University of California, 1960. Quarto: G-/no-DJ paperback: Black spine with no text: Covers have general shelfwear, sticker residue on upp front portion, spine and joints have multiple spots that are frayed with binding visible: Textblock has dust staining and light soiling, pages free of markings, folds or tears: 226 pp.
Chicago: Liberator Press, 1979. Reprint. Reprint, Octavo; VG/G+; Spine is white with red text; DJ has general shelf wear, edge wear, age-toning, some open and closed tears, design is clear; Boards have general shelf wear, rubbing to corners, joints and hinges are strong; Text block has general signs of handling, age-toning, content is clear; pp 146.
Dhaka: University Press Limited, 1993. Octavo; VG-/VG; Light tan spine with brown text. DJ has shelf wear, rubbing on edges, tiny open tear on rear, front flap has a fold; Boards have shelf wear, white stain on front, rubbing on edges, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has foxing on edges, otherwise, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 163.
Tokyo, Japan: Cosmo Publishing Co., 1948. First edition. VG-/G- 4to in green DJ, title on spine in black. Spine slight cock, boards flat slight abrasion at corners, binding sound. DJ sunned, chipped at spine and corners. Text-block age browned. Pages clean, flat and white, slight browning at outer margins, PO name on ffep, dated March, 1949. fold-out map at back intact and untorn. 221 pgs. shelve Japan.
Seoul: The Kyung-In Publishing Co., 1975. Octavo; pp 222; G/G; beige spine with blue text; dust jacket has slight soiling to exterior, minor wear to edges, mylar covering; cloth has slight sunning to spine, some rubbing to edges, strong boards; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges, slight cracking to rear hinge toward head edge; interior clean;.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1981. Octavo. Good-/no DJ - paperback. Blue (dark and light) spine with blue and white text; covers are mostly clean, except there are multiple creases along the edges of the covers and along the spine; binding is strong; textblock is clean, but there are creases along the bottom right edge along the first few pages; furthermore, there are larger creases (spanning 3 inches across diagonally) for most of the pages on the top right hand corner. Pp. 392.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1981. Octavo: VG-/no-DJ paperback: Navy blue and teal green spine with navy blue text: Covers have general shelfwear, some light scuff marks, binding is tight: Textblock exterior has some mild dust staining, some pages have underlining and small notations that do not impact readability: 392 pp.
Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press, 1977. Octavo; pp 119; VG/VG-; ivory spine with dark blue text; dust jacket has slight sunning to exterior, rubbing to edges, price clipped front flap; cloth has minimal wear to exterior, strong boards; text block has slight wear to exterior edges; interior clean;.
New York: Delacorte Press, 1969. First American Edition. Octavo; vg/good; dj, black/yellow/red spine with yellow text; dj, shelf wear, chipping, small open and closed tears; HB, tan cloth spine with author, title, publisher names separately in three black colorblocks; boards, minor shelf wear and bumping; small stains to spine; text block, clean; 388pp. B/W illustrations; maps; ---ASIA-GENERAL.
London: Leo Cooper in association with Secker & Warburg, 1986. Octavo; G-/+G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, grey with red and white print; DJ has slight edgewear, else clean and bright; Boards in black cloth with gold print, mildly cocked spine, slight wear to spine tail; Text block has pencil notation throughout; xix, 364 pages, illustrated (b&w plates).
Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1954. first. Octavo; G+/no-DJ; Red spine with gilt text; Cloths is slightly sunned with light shelf wear such as light rubbing & scratches on panel exterior, with strong panels otherwise; Text block shows some foxing on exterior edges and on pastedowns, end papers with tight binding; pp 342.
Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1969. Reprint. 8vo. VG/VG-. sunned ivory/brown pictorial DJ spine and orange/brown jacket front, with white overlay titling in small uppercase white down spine and across jacket front. edgewear is moderate to DJ strip ends and with small closed cuts and light edgewear. light orange cltohbound HB with stamped brown titling, adjacent boards neatly cornered. tonal discoloration to fep. skimmed ivory interior, no marks or writing. light foxing to head-edge, fore-edge and tail. 373 pp. ASIA (GENERAL-VIETNAM).
Hollywood, CA: W. M. Hawley, 1955. Thin octavo; vg/good; glossy dark blue spine with white text, designs, and Chinese characters; dj, moderate shelf wear; 1" closed tear, head edge of front cover; HB, tan cloth spine with silver text and Chinese characters; boards, minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; B/W illustrations; 246pp. -----ASIAN STUDIES-CHINA.
Dhaka: Bangladesh National Museum, 1983. First Edition. Large Oblong Octavo; pp 255; G/G-; burgundy spine with white and pink text; dust jacket has some chips to edges; slightly rubbed exterior; cloth has modest wear to exterior; some rubbing to corners; intact panels; text block show slight wear to exterior edges; interior clean; profusely illustrated;.
Elibron Classics, 2005. Unabridged facsimile of 1842 J. Dobson edition; Octavo; VG/no-DJ paperback; Pale spine with graphic of map and no text; Some very mild edge wear, occasional very small chips along edges of spine, spine has small blue circular sticker affixed near top; Textblock has very small amount of faint shelf wear on bottom, interior clean; 208 pp.
Bombay: Bookseller's Publishing Co., 1953. First edition. Octavo; good+/none; dark blue cloth spine with no text; quarter-bound, blue lines and vertical lozenges on white paper; handwritten blue ink title on front board; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; age-toning; introduction, 38 pp.; Sanskrit text; notes with English and Sanskrit, 62 pp.; binding shaken; all edges, chipping and wear; sunned; else good.
Allahabad: Ketabistan, 1948. Translation. Wide 12mo; good+/fair; dj, tan spine with red text; HB, green cloth spine with black text; ex libris, name stamp; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 215 pp.; dj, sunned; splits and tears; else very good; TEXT IN ENGLISH WITH SOME ROMANIZED SANSKRIT.
Philadelphia: The International Press; The John C. Winston Co, 1902. First edition. Both vols VG. Two 8vos in red cloth boards, embossed gilt illustration to front and spine, title on spine in gilt. No DJs. Both vols have light wear to boards; edges lightly rubbed, corners lightly bumped, spines agetoned. Top edge of textblocks gilt, other edges lightly agetoned but clean. Both vols have minor tearing to front gutter, bindings slightly loose but intact. Fold-out map at rear of vol 2, B&W photo images scattered throughout both vols. Shelved ALCOVE.
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.
Hampshire: Authors and Trustees of The John Bodley Trust, None listed. First. Octavo; Fair/Paperback with no diust jacket. Dark green spine with silver lettering. Cover has moderate shelf wear including chipping on all edges, scratch/abrasion on back cover; Moderate spine crease; Text block and edges show minor moisture damage with page rippling but no staining, Books carries insciption from one of the authors to the former owner; Former owner has included typed page explanation of relationship to author. pp. 214. This is a collection of individual accounts of the Rifle Brigade's operation on the Borneo/Indonesia border during the "War of Confrontation". These stories focus on the last six months of the conflict before Borneo became part of a newly independent Malaysia. Rare.
The Jean-Claude Nourault Issues, 1977. Quarto; pp 391; VG-/no-DJ; orange spine with black text; slipcase has slight sunning to exterior, moderate wear to exterior; cloth has mylar wraps, slight wear to exterior, light sunning to spine; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges; interior clean; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin Company, 1922. First separate edition. Small octavo, 27pp. Stapled wraps in VG- condition. Spine is thin and textless; book in clear bag. Light chipping and creasing to wraps; moderate soiling and foxing, particularly to rear wrap. Minor foxing to front flyleaf. Text otherwise clean. Binding is sturdy. YF Consignment. SHELVE ROCKVILLE NON-RETAIL.
Frankfurt: Rutten & Loening, 1921. 12mo; pp 314; G-/no-DJ; dark beige spine with gilt text and decorations to spine; boards show some browning toward edges; gilt text and gilt and black design to front; some minor chips to corners; sturdy boards; text block shows slight browning toward edges; interior lightly toned; previous owner label to rear pastedown; illustrated; German text.
New York: Boni and Liveright, 1918. First US Edition. 12mo: G/no-DJ: Brown spine with black text: Boards have general shelfwear, chipping and fraying at corners, age toning and soiling: Textblock is age toned with some soiling, some pages have staining that does not impact readability and is mostly confined to the margins, otherwise free of markings, folds or tears: First US Edition: 160 pp.
Frankfurt: Rutten & Loening, 1921. 12mo; pp 290; G-/no-DJ; dark beige spine with gilt text and decorations to spine; boards show browning toward edges with some foxing; gilt text and gilt and black design to front; some minor chips to corners; sturdy boards; text block shows slight browning toward edges; interior lightly toned; previous owner's label to rear pastedown; illustrated; German text.
Frankfurt: Rutten & Loening, 1921. 12mo; pp 198; G-/no-DJ; dark beige spine with gilt text and decorations to spine; boards show browning toward edges with some foxing; gilt text and gilt and black design to front; some minor chips to corners; sturdy boards; text block shows slight browning toward edges; interior lightly toned; previous owner's label to rear pastedown; illustrated; German text.
Frankfurt: Rutten & Loening, 1921. 12mo; pp 304; G-/no-DJ; dark beige spine with gilt text and decorations to spine; boards show browning toward edges; gilt text and gilt and black design to front; some minor chips to corners; sturdy boards; text block shows slight browning toward edges; interior lightly toned; previous owner's label to rear pastedown; illustrated; German text.
Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1905. First Edition. 12mo: VG-/G: Greenish brown spine with green text: DJ is covered in mylar sheath, general shelfwear, age toning, light soiling, multiple chips and small closed tears, several small open tears along head edge: Boards are strong with light rubbing along edges, front pastedown has a bookplate from a previous owner: Textblock is dyed green along head edge, otherwise age toned, pages free of markings, folds or tears: First Edition:.
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.
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.
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.
Tokyo: Kenkyusha, n.d. 12mo; pp 133; Fair/G-; paperback; beige spine with black text; dust jacket shows foxing to exterior; minor chipping to corners; glass ring stain to front; some moderate wear to edges; covers have sunned spine; light bluish green covers show slight wear; text block has some foxing to exterior head edge; interior lightly toned but clean.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1923. 12mo; pp 339; VG-/G; gray spine with black text; cloth has small chips to corners; chipped spine head edge; slight sunning to exterior; strong boards; mylar wraps; cloth is clean; strong boards; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges; slight cracking to front gutter; deckled fore edge; interior shows light toning toward edges.
San Francisco: American-Japanese Publishing Association. Octavo; Two volumes in one; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, blue with gold print; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, stains to edges, spine, rear, mild wear to corners and spine caps; Text block has tanning to endpapers, mild age-toning to paper, else clean and tight; iii, 346, 254, v pages, illustrated.