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Image for Tinderbox.  The Past and Future of Pakistan

Tinderbox. The Past and Future of Pakistan

By: Akbar, M.J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sydney, Harper Collins: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID286837


Very Good condition. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs. 376 pages View more info

Image for Views of 18th Century China Costumes: History: Customs

Views of 18th Century China Costumes: History: Customs

By: Alexander, William & Mason, George Henry

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Studio Editions: 1988

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: ID296560


Folio Size [38x28cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with full page colour plates. Foreword by Lord Maclehose 223 pages Compiled from their respective books, published in the early 1800s, incorporates the engravings and observations made by two eminent travellers, Alexander, who was a draughtsman attached to the British Embassy, and Mason, a soldier. View more info

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Tales From the South China Seas. Images of the British in South-East Asia in the Twentieth Century

By: Allen, Charles [Editor]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID186354


Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings. 240 pages View more info

The Fall of Shanghai. The Communist Takeover of 1949

By: Barber, Noel

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID185165


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy with just a little bumping to bottom corners. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 251 pages View more info

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The Flight of the Dalai Lama

By: Barber, Noel

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1960

Edition: 1st UK Edition

Seller ID: ID299982


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ is lightly rubbed & now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Gift inscription to front free endpaper. 160 pages View more info

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The Siege of Delhi. Mutiny Memories of an Old Officer

By: Barter, Richard

Price: $22.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1984

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: ID235687


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in a Very Good Slipcase. Bound in canvas cloth and printed lithographically with a contemporary engraving. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs/plates 130 pages View more info

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Lady Raffles By Effort & Virtue

By: Bastin, John

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Singapore, National Museum Singapore: 1999

Edition: 3rd Impression

Seller ID: ID290487


12mo [approx 12.7x18.7cm]. Very Good condition. No dustjacket as issued. Illustrated with colour and black & white plates. 122 pages View more info

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China Japan and Korea

By: Bland, J.O.P.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1921

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID293485


Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition. No dustjacket. Neat bookplate to front pastedown. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Title page has offsetting [from tissue guard over frontispiece]. Nice copy. 327 pages View more info

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The Messiah and the Mandarins: Mao Tsetung and the Ironies of Power

By: Bloodworth, Dennis

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID287587


Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Light wear to dustjacket edges and corners. xvi, 331 pages Recounts the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution and the struggle between the Maoist perpetual revolution and the more cautious Communist Mandarinate of Chou En-Lai. View more info

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Zhu Rongji and the Transformation of Modern China

By: Brahm, Laurence J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Singapore, John Wiley & Sons: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID276259


Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. An excellent copy. 302 pages Zhu Rongji is a prominent Chinese politician who served as the Mayor and Party chief in Shanghai between 1987 and 1991, before serving as Vice-Premier and then the fifth Premier of the People's Republic of China from March 1998 to March 2003. View more info

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Empress Dowager CIXI. The Concubine Who Launched Modern China

By: Chang, Jung

Price: $13.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 2013

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ID277986


Very Good condition. Illustrated with colour and black & white plates. xiii, 436 pages Empress Dowager CIXI is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age. View more info

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A History of Modern Burma

By: Charney, Michael

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID296378


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition.Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 241 pages The first general history of Modern Burma in over 5 decades. Tracing the highs and lows of Burmas history. View more info

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Inside Afghanistan After The Taliban. The Punishment of Virtue.

By: Chaynes, Sarah

Price: $15.00

Publisher: St Lucia, University of Queensland Press: 2006

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ID291262


Very Good condition. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 386 pages 'The Punishment of Virtue' charts the course of a story whose tragic climax was not inevitable, but rather was the result of misguided and shortsighed policies. View more info

Ancestors. 900 Years in the Life of a Chinese Family

By: Ching, Frank

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Rider: 2009

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ID274112


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Illustrated with Black and White plates. 541 pages The history offered in this book is not just that of a family but also China's political, cultural, military and social history over thirty-four generations and nearly a milennium. View more info

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China Live Two Decades in the Heart of the Dragon

By: CHINOY, Mike

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Atlanta, Turner Publishing: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID11477


Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 397pages. View more info

The Heart of the Dragon

By: Clayre, Alasdair

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1985

Edition: 1st U.S. Ed

Seller ID: ID217337


Quarto Size. VERY GOOD in VERY GOOD Dustjacket. DJ protected in Mylar cover. Colour and black & white illustrations. 281 pages The most comprehensive and revealing portrait of the Chinese ever made. View more info

Image for The Lion and the Dragon: British Voices from the China Coast

The Lion and the Dragon: British Voices from the China Coast

By: Cook, Christopher

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Elm Tree Books: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID297145


Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Maps to endpapers. 184 pages An examination of the lives and work of British people who worked for Butterfield and Swire, one of the great trading companies of the China Coast during the two world wars. View more info

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Journal of my Service in India

By: Corneille, John Major; Edited by Michael Edwardes

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1966

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: ID290885


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in a Very Good Slipcase. Bookplate to the preliminary pages. Black & white illustrations by B. S. Biro. Edited and with an Introduction by Michael Edwardes. 181 pages The author's account of his service in eighteenth-century India. View more info

Image for The Fishing Fleet.  Husband-Hunting in the Raj

The Fishing Fleet. Husband-Hunting in the Raj

By: De Courcy, Anne

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID284355


Very Good condition. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Previous owner's initials to half-title page. 335 pages View more info

Image for Curzon in India.  Volume One Achievement, Volume Two Frustration  [2 Volumes]

Curzon in India. Volume One Achievement, Volume Two Frustration [2 Volumes]

By: Dilks, David

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID288264


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Dustjacket is price-clipped. Bookplate to Front Free End paper. Bookseller stamp/label to front paste-down Illustrated with Black and White Photographs . 296 pages Volume 1 - Achievement, Volume 2 - Frustration. The authoritative study of Curzon's Viceroyalty of India. View more info