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New York: The Penguin Press, 2011. First Edition, Eighth Printing. Octavo, 586 pages; VG/VG; white spine with red and black lettering; price uncut "$36.00"; minimal shelf wear, pages clean; small sticker to rear cover; signed flat by Henry Kissinger on a bookplate affixed to the half-title; EF consignment; shelved case 1.
New York: Ronald Press Company, 1949. First Edition. Quarto, 141 pages, 208 plates; VG-; in G gray slipcase; full binding of green cloth; spine with gilt lettering; mild shelf wear; soiling to fore edge of front board, edges of text block; previous owner's bookplate at front paste down; pages clean; NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcases next to Ephemera section.
Shanghai: Kelly and Walsh, Limited, 1940. First Edition. Octavo, 132 pages; VG; full binding of red cloth; spine with black lettering; mild shelf wear; contains numerous black and white photos; contains fold-outs; previous owner's name on front free end paper; pages clean; shelved World Architecture.
New York: Ballantine Books, 1998. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 327 pages; VG/VG; spine black with white and yellow lettering; quarter binding of red cloth, covers in black paper; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; price uncut '$27.00'; mild shelf wear; gutter split in last quarter of book; pages clean; shelved Philosophy.
New York: The Penguin Press, 2011. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 586 pages; VG/VG; white spine with red and black lettering; price uncut "$36.00"; minimal shelf wear, pages clean; small sticker to rear cover; signed flat by Henry Kissinger on a bookplate affixed to the half-title; LH consignment; shelved in International Relations.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 1992. Octavos, 11 volumes; VG; bound in fine genuine brown leather with bright gilt spines, black and red labels with gilt titling, and gilt decorative motif on covers; each volume with matching motif; gilt text block; silk endpapers; silk ribbon; shelved above Easton Press.
New York: New York Review Books, 2002. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 237 pages; VG/VG; spine white with black and red titling; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$21.95'; mild wear, primarily to head and tail of spine; Very small pen mark on fore edge of textblock; Includes a typed note signed from President George H. W. Bush to General Brent Scowcroft (National Security Advisor), dated March 7, 2003; Shelved in case 5.
Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 1967. Second Edition. Folio, 396 pages; VG; quarter bound in gray buckram, blue cloth boards, gilt titling to spine; housed in a VG beige paper-covered slipcase; ; very mild rubbing and wear; ownership name on ffep; black and white photographic illustrations throughout, some color illustrations, two folding plans bound in with bound glassine guards, and four large folding plans in rear pocket; shelved above case 4.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1949. First Edition. Octavo, 524 pages; VG/VG-; spine is beige with red and black lettering; scarce dust jacket is in a mylar covering, had moderate shelf wear, with heavy chipping at the top and bottom of the spine, has sever small closed tears along the op and bottom edges, has chipping on the fore edge corners, has two small open tears on the spine; binding has minor shelf wear, with fraying and bumping on the fore edge corners and at the top and bottom of the spine; pages have minor age toning; shelved China.
London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1882. First Edition. Octavo, , 400 pages,  ads; VG; bound in dark blue cloth, yellow and gilt designs to boards and spine; some air-pockets to cloth; mild rubbing and wear; mild foxing to interior; folding color map of China in rear; scarce; shelved case 9.
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1990. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 340 pages; VG/VG-; spine gray with red and blue blocks and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$19.95', mild rubbing and chipping; stain to top edge of text block; Inscribed on the half title to Linda Mathews of the Los Angeles Times Magazine, complimenting it. Signed in both Chinese and English, dated June 25, 1990; scarce signed; shelved case 6.
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 Haven; Bruges: Harvard; St. Catherine Press, 1947, 1951, 1958. First Editions. Quartos, 3 volumes; VG/VG; spines beige with black lettering; dust jackets protected with a mylar covering, prices uncut, mild wear and age-toning; interiors clean; scarce as a complete set; shelved above Ancient Civilizations.
Taipei, Taiwan: Academia Sinica Digital Center, 2014. Revised Edition. Quarto, 444 pages; VG; spine is gray-blue with silver lettering; front cover has a beige label with black lettering; binding has minimal wear; pages clear; housed in publisher's pictorial slipcase; profusely illustrated; text in Chinese with English translation; shelved front table.
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1819. Second Edition. Quarto, xvi, 420,  pages; VG; bound in contemporary straight-grain morocco, gilt and blind border rolls, rebacked with majority of spine preserved, missing part of head of spine; some rubbing to boards, primarily corners; bookplate to front and rear pastedown; illustrated with 10 black and white lithograph plates, 7 hand colored aquatint plates (including frontispiece), 4 maps (of which 3 are folding); with errata leaf in rear; VG consignment; shelved case 9.
London: John Murray, 1903. Third Edition. Small Quartos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in 3/4 red calf, paneled spines with gilt tooling and titling, red cloth boards, marbled endpapers; top edge gilt; bound by Riviere & Son with their mark; mild wear to boards, slight darkening to spines; profusely illustrated throughout; shelved case 9.
New York: Basic Books, 1997. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 290 pages; VG/VG; spine is red with white lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut, '$25.00', has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges; binding has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges; pages clear; signed by the author on the title page; shelved case 9.
New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1967. First Edition. Octavo, 629 pages; VG/VG-; spine is olive with white and black lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price cut, has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, with mild chipping at the top edges of the spine and on the fore edge corners, front and back covers have minor rubbing and discoloration, spine has two small crinkles; binding has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges; pages have minor age toning; illustrated; illustrated endpapers; shelve case 9.
York, Pennsylvania: The Maple Press Company, 1944. Limited Edition, #274/600. Octavo, 47 pages; VG; plain black spin with yellow paper covered boards, red and black dragon to front board; inscribed by King on the ffep; "China as told by Madame Chiang Kai-Sheck in a series of addresses in New York, San Francisco, Chicago and in Ottawa, Canada, in behalf of the Chinese Relief and of the Chinese Government."; MK consignment; shelved case 9.
China: Central Literature Publishing House, 2010. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto, 275 pages; VG; Spine is beige with black lettering; bound in beige card board with black Chinese calligraphy and a impression of a temple on the front board; spine has minimal shelf wear and minor creasing; shelved front table.
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: Random House, 1978. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 372 Pages; VG/VG-; Spine is pictorial with blue walls and a sitting figure, with a black bar on the top edge; Dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut '$15.00', has moderate shelf wear along the top and bottom edges, has a small closed tear on the front flap; binding has minor detachment at the top and bottom of the spine; pages have a red marker streak on the bottom edge; shelved case 9.
New York: Cambridge University Press, 1980. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 756 Pages; VG-;VG; Spine is yellow with a red rectangle with white lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has minor chipping on the bottom of the spine and a small closed tear at the top of the spine, minimal shelf-wear on the top and bottom edges, and a small scratch on the front; binding and pages clear; shelved China.
New York: Cambridge University Press, 1980. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; ix, 754 pages; VG/VG-; cloth bound with dust jacket; spine yellow with burgundy rectangle and white lettering; rubbing and small closed tears on the head and tail of the dust jacket spine; clean interior; shelved in China.
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: John Murray, 1857. First Edition. Octavo, xv, 440 pages; G; bound in original embossed brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine; rebacked with spine preserved, part of head and tail missing; with all 5 wood-engraved plates, including frontispiece, plus numerous in-text illustrations; slight age-toning to edges of pages; name on half-title page; Binder's sticker of Edmonds & Remnants on rear pastedown; shelved case 9.
Japan: Fujiya Hotel, 1950. Octavo; VG-; Paperback; Spine, white with black print; Volume in Japanese 4-hole binding inserted in folded portfolio; Portfolio has small tear to one corner, mild shelfwear; Book cover in print tan cloth, slight spotting; Textblock, pouch binding, age-toning to paper, clean and tight; 591 pages, illustrated.
Tientsin: The Tientsin Press, Limited, [n.d., 1925]. First Edition. Octavo, 111 pages; VG; bound in burgundy cloth, gilt lettering to spine; mild rubbing and wear, primarily to head and tail of spine, corners; INSCRIBED on second front endpaper by Edward S. G. Li to Brigadier-General W. D. Connor; with 6 tipped-in plates with tissue-guards; very scarce; shelved case 5.
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.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1981. Octavo; VG/VG; white spine, black and teal lettering; dust jacket has some shelfwear, minor edgewear, minor general soiling, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, closed tear on front head edge, light tearing on front interior flap head edge; boards strong, slight bowing, very minor edgewear, minor rubbing on fore corners and spine edges; text block slightly age toned; 487pp; shelved China.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1980. First Printing. Octavo; VG/VG; yellow and black spine, yellow lettering; dust jacket has minor shelfwear, minor edgewear, spine sun toned, light soiling on front interior flap; board strong, very slight bowing, minor edgewear, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, erased penciling and penning on front end paper; text block age toned; xii, 260pp; shelved China.
Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 1982. Quarto; VG-/G+; green spine, white lettering; dust jacket has general shelfwear, general edgewear, closed tears on head edges, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges; boards bowed, some edgewear, minor rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, light damp staining in interior; text block has some very light damp staining; 200pp; shelved China.
Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 1972. Quarto; VG-/VG-; white and grey spine, black lettering; dust jacket age toned, general shelfwear, general edgewear, minor general soiling, closed tear on rear tail edge, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, spine sun toned; boards strong, minor shelfwear, general edgewear, bumping on head and tail edges, rubbing and bumping on fore corners and spine edges, erased penciling on end papers, minor soiling on rear end paper; text block age toned, occasional penciling, occasional creasing on head fore corner, page 394 dog eared, soiling on exterior edges; xix, 550pp; shelved China.
London: Cambridge University Press, 1971. Octavo; G/VG; white spine, navy blue lettering; dust jacket age toned, general shelfwear, minor edgewear, some general soiling, rubbing on hinges, minor rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, price cut, protected in BroDart; boards strong, minor shelfwear, general edgewear, rubbing and bumping on fore corners and spine edges, separation in front interior, minor tearing along rear interior gutter, erased penciling on front end paper; text block age toned, occasional minor creasing towards front, occasional minor soiling, foxing and soiling on exterior head and tail edges; volume IV: 3 only; 931pp; shelved China. [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international expedited please inquire for rates].
Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1986. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 427 pages, VG/G+; black DJ, white and golden yellow lettering: mild overall wear to DJ, closed tears to edges of covers, light scratching mostly to back cover; non-archival tape to head, tail, corners, and fore-edge to back cover to interior of DJ; DJ protected by mylar; black faux-cloth paper boards, bright gold lettering to spine: very mild wear to text-block, mild age-toning to top, light age-toning to fore-edge, bottom clean; interior clean; shelved china.
[Phoenix, AZ]: Phoenix Art Museum, 1980. First Edition. Square octavo, 184 pages, VG-; paperback, gray spine, blue lettering: rubbing with superficial material loss to head, tail, and along hinges; areas of sun-fading to front and back covers, cover art somewhat affected, lettering unaffected; mild wear to clean text-block, two mild scratches to bottom; interior clean, replete with black-and-white and full-color plates; shelved Front Table.
New York: Random House, 1953. Reprint. Octavo., 616 pages; VG/VG-; spine brown with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$7.50'; some wear to dust jacket, including minor chipping to head and tail of spine, corners, wear to edges; top edge of text block red; name written on front flap; interior clean; shelved china.
Paris: Chez F. Buisson, 1799. Second Edition. 8vos., 5 volumes; VG-; spines brown, red and black labels, gilt lettering and tooling; gilt panel on front and rear board of each volume; gilt tooling on board edges; marbled endpapers; speckled text blocks; all volumes have some bumping and shelfwear, including fraying to corners, chipping to heads and tails of spines, cracking to spine edges; volume 1 lower third of spine partially detached, ffep loose; name written in ink on second front endpage of volumes 1, 3; volume 5 half of black label missing; all plates and folding maps present and in excellent condition; volume 1: half-title, plates 1-6, including frontispiece and folding map, clxxxiv, 311 pp.; volume 2: half-title, plates 7-13, 408 pp.; volume 3: half title, plates 14-27, 414, pp.; volume 4: half-title, plates 28-35, 380 pp.; volume 5: half-title. 350 pp, plates 36-39, including three folding maps; shelved above.