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1 Through the Gate of Yunnan Borderland: Ethnic minorities of Southern China (Linguistic and Oriental studies from Poznan. Monograph supplement)
U.S.A. Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu 1999 8323209715 / 9788323209713 Paperback Very Good 
U.S.A.: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu, 1999 158 pp with 8 color plates. Ethnological research on the border nationalities of Yunnan, China carried out by the Polish scientific expedition, "Naxiland 96." including the Naxi, Moso, Nu and Drung minorities. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Covers are clean and bright with light bumping to extremities. #001944. Trade Paperback. Very Good. 
Price: 36.00 USD
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2 Archibald Ross Colquhoun Across Chryse , being the narrative of exploration through the South China border lands from Canton to Mandalay . (2 vols)
New York Scribner & Welford 1883 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Scribner & Welford, 1883 Across Chrysê, being the narrative of exploration through the South China border lands from Canton to Mandalay. With 3 specially prepared maps, 30 facsimiles of native drawings, and 300 illustrations. Chiefly from Original Photographs and Sketches Vol 1 - xxx+ 420 pp, Volume 2 - xvi + 408 pp, with 300 wood engraved illustrations. Texts are tight, unmarked save for foxing and the occasional fingerprint. Two folding maps, one post-text for each volume plus one map in text. The maps are foxed but undamaged. Grey cloth boards have gold-stamped titles and a drawing of a cliff and sampan in brown. Both spines have faint remnants of library numbers, these are the only library markings. Boards on both volumes are clean and undamaged save for slight bumping at spine ends and corners. Archibald Ross Colquhoun (1848 -1914) joined the Indian Public Works Department in 1871 as an assistant surveyor. In 1879 he was secretary and second in command of a government mission to Siam and the Shan States, and in 1881-2 he travelled from Canton (Guangzhou) to Bhamo in Chinese dress to find the best railway route between China and Burma, a journey he wrote on in his two books, "Across Chryse," and "Amongst the Shan." Widely regarded as an explorer of the first rank, in 1884 he was awarded the Royal Geographical Society founders' gold medal; his publications on the trade potential of Burma were welcomed by the British international business interests. In 1885 he became deputy commissioner in Upper Burma however his career came to an abrupt end when a frank criticism he made of government policy fell accidentally into the hands of his superiors. In 1894 Colquhoun became the agent in Peking (Beijing) for the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank and in the following year he surveyed Nicaragua and Panama as possible routes for a Central American canal. From 1896 until 1913 he undertook several tours of Siberia, China, Japan, the Philippines, the Dutch East Indies, southern Africa, North and South America, and the Habsburg Empire. Powerfully built, with a walrus moustache and a fondness for champagne, Colquhoun was a mercurial character whose life embodied the Victorian ideal of colonial adventure. He was an accomplished writer of more than fourteen scholarly books and numerous articles on colonial administration, comparative ethnography, railway and canal construction, land settlement, trade prospects, and geopolitics and defense in the European colonial empires, Russia, China, East Asia, and the Americas. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First American Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 765.00 USD
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Royal Geographic Society Supplementary Papers Vol. 1 , Part 1, Babar, R. Colborne
3 Babar, R. Colborne Royal Geographic Society Supplementary Papers Vol. 1 , Part 1
London John Murray 1882 Hardcover Fair No Jacket 
London: John Murray, 1882 viii, 201 pp plus three large folding maps bound in. 4 pp of ads for additional publications before text. Text is clean, yellowed, two final pages detached but holding. Maps intact but chipped along edges. Library bookplate on front endpaper.Subtitled 'a Journey of Exploration in Western Ssu-chuan," from Present Chungking west to the Yei and tribal minorities country of southern Sechuan.. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket. Ex-Library. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Strong Tower, Broomhill, A. J.
4 Broomhill, A. J. Strong Tower
China Inland Mission 1948 Second Printing Hardcover Good Good 
China Inland Mission, 1948 255 pp with 20 B&W plates. Maps on endpapers. Missionary work among the Nosu, a Tibeto-Burman minority culture in southern China. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. DJ is rubbed, missing two chips, now in protective mylar.. Second Printing. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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5 Ekvall, Robert B. Cultural relations o the Kansu-Tibetan Border with Dalai Lama Signed Thank-you Note Included
University of Chicago Press 1939 Paperback Very Good 
University of Chicago Press, 1939 87 pp with one map. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. laid-in Ssgned letter on letterhead from the Dalai Lama thanking the International Campaign for Tibet for support for the Tibetan cause. Tan paper boards are clean, undamaged.. Soft Cover. Very Good. 6.5" x 9.5". Ex-Library. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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6 Gregory, J.W. & Gregory, C.J. To the Alps of Chinese Tiibet: An Account of a Journey of Exploration Up to and Among the Snow-clad Mountains of the Tibetan Frontier
Seeley, Service & Co. 1923 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Seeley, Service & Co., 1923 321 pp with 16 B&W plates and 6 maps in test plus one fold-out map in rear pocket. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Pevious owner's handsome bookplate on front pastedown. Endpapers may possibly be a relining, they're suspiciously clean for this age book.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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7 Holm, Frits My Nestorian Adventure in China
Ffleming H. Revell Company 1923 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good 
Ffleming H. Revell Company, 1923 325 pp with 17 sepia plates and a portrait of the author protected by intact glasine frontis. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Maps of the author's route to Shensi and Gansu in Western China on endpapers. Yellow cloth boards are bright with light bumping to extremities, DJ is intact with some edge chipping.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 235.00 USD
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On the Margins of Tibet Cultural Survival on the Sino-Tibetan Frontier, Kolas, Ashild & Thowsen, Monica P.
8 Kolas, Ashild & Thowsen, Monica P. On the Margins of Tibet Cultural Survival on the Sino-Tibetan Frontier
Seattle University of Washington Press 2005 0295984813 / 9780295984810 Paperback Very Good 
Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2005 276 pp with B&W illustrations in text. Initiated by the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo, Norway, Ashild Kolas and Monica Thowsen have gathered an astounding array of data to quantify Tibetan cultural activities - involving Tibetan language, literature, visual arts, performing arts festivals and religion. Their study is based on fieldwork and interviews conducted in the ethnic Tibetan areas surrounding the Tibetan Autonomous Region - parts of the Chinese provinces of Sichuan, Gansu, Yunnan and Quinghai. Aware of the ambiguous nature of information collected in restricted circumstances, they make every effort to present a complete and unbiased picture of Tibetan communities living on China's western borders. Book would be graded "fine" except for some printer's ink smears on the final two pages.. Trade Paperback. Very Good. 
Price: 21.00 USD
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9 Osbourne, Milton River Road to China the Mekong River Expedition 1866-73
Liveright 1975 0871405784 / 9780871405784 First Edition Hardcover Good Very Good Plus 
Liveright, 1975 249 pp withy B&W illustrations in text. The Frenchman, Francis Garnier, led an expedition up the Mekong from Saigon in Viet Nam to Kumming in Southern China in search of a useable trade route to China. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Library pocket and markings on flyleaf. DJ is bright and intact, with mylar protector taped on. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Very Good Plus. Ex-Library. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Blood Hunters  a Narrative of Pioneer Missionary Work Among the Savages of French indo-China, Smith, Gordon Hedderly
10 Smith, Gordon Hedderly The Blood Hunters a Narrative of Pioneer Missionary Work Among the Savages of French indo-China
Chicago Moody Press 1945 Third Printing Hardcover Very Good No Jacket as Published 
Chicago: Moody Press, 1945 140 pp with B&W photo illustrations in text. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Some foxing to first and last few pages. Red cloth boards are clean and intact with some dimming to gold-stamped titles. An account of early tentieth-century missionary work among the Katu with an interesting list of tribes and sub-tribes in south and central Indo-China.. Third Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket as Published. Slender Octavo. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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11 Stevens, Herbert Through Deep Defiles to Tibetan Uplands: The Travels of a Naturalist from the Irrawaddy to the Yangtse
London H. F. & G. Witherby 1934 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London: H. F. & G. Witherby, 1934 250 pp with 8 sepia plates and a bound-in map. Text is clean, tight, unmarked, foxed. Previous owner's name in perncil on the flyleaf.Rust-colored cloth boards with gold-stamped titles along spine are clean and intact, slightly racked and bumped at extremities. An account of the Kelley-Roosevelt Expedition to French IndoChina under the auspices of the Field Museum. The expedition of naturalists traveled along the unexplored borderland across the great river canyons between Burma and Tibet. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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The Lilies of Eastern Asia: a Monograph, Wilson, Ernest H.
12 Wilson, Ernest H. The Lilies of Eastern Asia: a Monograph
London Dulau & Co. 1929 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London: Dulau & Co., 1929 107 pp with 16 B&W plates. Text is clean, tight and unmarked.From the collection of the Cleveland Garden Center with their bookplate on front pastedown. Green leatherette boards with an embossed pattern of leaves and gold-stamped titles are clean, undamaged, lightly bumped at extremities with no loss of material. Ernest Wilson (1876 _ 1930), better known as E. H. Wilson, was a notable English plant collector who introduced a large range of about 2000 of Asian plant species to the West; some sixty bear his name. He personally collected lilies from the wild in China between 1899 and 1918.. Second Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Slender 4to.. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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