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1 Meyer, Karl E. & Brysac, Shareen Blair The China Collectors: America's Century Long Hunt for Asian Art Treasures
Palgrave Macmillan 2015 1137279761 / 9781137279767 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
Palgrave Macmillan, 2015 420 pp with B&W illustrations in text and 8 color plates. The text is clean, tight and unmarked. Remainder mark on botton edge. DJ is bright and undamaged. Now in protective mylar. By the authors of "The Plundered Past,' and 'Tournament of Shadows.' Discusses the very problamatic removal of wall paintings and sculptures from the Dun Huang and Silk Road region of Western China.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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On Alexander's Track to the Indus: Personal Narrative of Explorations on the North-West Frontier of India Carried Out Under the Orders of H. M. Indian Government, Stein, Aurel
2 Stein, Aurel On Alexander's Track to the Indus: Personal Narrative of Explorations on the North-West Frontier of India Carried Out Under the Orders of H. M. Indian Government
U.S.A. Ares Pub 1974 0890050368 / 9780890050361 Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
U.S.A.: Ares Pub, 1974 182 pp with B&W plates following text. Reprint of the 1929 edition. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Brown cloth boards are clean, sound with very light rubbing to extremities.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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3 Whitfield, Roderick Dunhuang: Caves of the Singing Sands: Buddhist Art from the Silk Road (2 volumes)
London Textile & Art Publications 1995 1898406057 / 9781898406051 1st Edition Hardcover As New As New Seigo Otsuka 
London: Textile & Art Publications, 1995 Vol. 1 - 259 pp , 399 colored plates. Vol 2 - explanatory text with 59 illustrations,plate captions, glossary, bibliography, index to caves, An exhaustive record of all the cave art at the Dunhuang caves in Gansu, China. Text is clean, tight and unmarked, immaculate. Dark green boards are undamaged. Pictorial slip case is likewise whole and unfaded This set weighs 10 .75 lbs. Overseas buyers please contact seller for shipping costs before purchasing.. 1st Edition. Cased Hardcover. As New/As New. Illus. by Seigo Otsuka. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 480.00 USD
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4 Wimmel, Kenneth William Woodville Rockhill.: Scholar-Diplomat of the Tibetan Highlands
U.S.A. Orchid Press 2003 9745240222 / 9789745240223 1st Edition Hardcover New 
U.S.A.: Orchid Press, 2003 238 pp. William Woodville Rockhill (1854-1914) was the first American to learn to read, write and speak Tibetan fluently, ane of the first Americans to be hosted by the Dalai Lama, conversing with the spiritual leader directly in his own language. In the 1880s, he made two extended expeditions into western China, Mongolia and Tibet. He sent an account of his travels to the Smithsonian Institution for publication as The Land of the Lamas (1891)), and in 1893, he was awarded the Gold Patron's Medal of the Royal Geographical Society. Artifacts from Rockhill's expeditions are in the collections of the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, and archival materials are in their associated archives, the National Anthropological Archives. With the outbreak of the Boxer Rebellion, U.S. Secretary of State John Hay, who knew little of the Far East, turned to Rockhill for guidance. As such, Rockhill drafted a memorandum that spelled out the famous Open Door Policy towards China. He was then despatched as President McKinley's special envoy, where he represented the U.S. in the Conference of Ministers that followed the ending of the Boxer Rebellion. During the negotiations surrounding the Boxer Protocol, Rockhill argued against full war reparations, instead encouraging the Great Powers to settle for a lump sum of $333 million in reparations to be divided amongst the Powers in proportion to their expenses incurred in intervening in China. At Rockhill's urging, the American share of war reparations was used to fund student exchanges between China and the U.S.(a program known as the Boxer Indemnity Scholarship Program). 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt appointed Rockhill U.S. Minister to China, a position he held from June 17, 1905, until June 1, 1909.This appointment came in the wake of the British Expedition to Tibet (19031904) that had forced Thubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama into isolation. Learning that Rockhill spoke Tibetan, the Dalai Lama entered into a correspondence that was to last until Rockhill's death. In 1909, President William Howard Taft named Rockhill Minister to Russia and Rockhill held this post from January 11, 1910, until June 17, 1911.President Taft then named him Minister to Turkey, and he held this post from August 28, 1911, until November 20, 1913. ( Wikipedia). 1st Edition. Hardcover. New. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 36.00 USD
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