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1 Along the Ancient Silk Routes Central Asian Art from the West Berlin State Museums
Harry Abrams 1982 Hardcover Fine Fine 
Harry Abrams, 1982 Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 1982. 223 pp. Color and B&W illustrations plus maps. Text is crisp, clean, unmarked. grey cloth boards are immaculate. DJ, protected by a mylar cover, is bright and undamaged. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Folio. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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2 Art of Clay: Timeless Pottery of the Southwest
Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A. Clear Light Pub 1993 0940666197 / 9780940666191 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Signed
Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.: Clear Light Pub, 1993 139 pp with color illustrations on every page. The works of the Southwest Pueblo potters starting with Maria Martinez. Signed on a tipped-in page by thirteen of the artists. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Black cloth boards with silver-stamped titles are clean and undamaged, as is the black cloth slipcase.. By Subjects. First Edition. Hard Cover, Slip Cased. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 310.00 USD
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C.B. I. Pointie Talkie No. 4
3 C.B. I. Pointie Talkie No. 4
United States Government Edition No. 4 Paperback Very Good 
United States Government 190 pp. A pocket-sized phrasebook for downed airmen with a large section in Chinese and smaller sections in Burmese,French, Annamese, Thai, Shan Lolo and Lao. Text is clean, tight and unmarked, well thumbed. Buff stiff paper covers lightly soiled.r. No publication info so I don't know edition but circa 1942 -1945. Size: 4" x5". Edition No. 4. Buff Paper Covers. Very Good. Armed Services Edition. 
Price: 285.00 USD
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Cowboy Pete the Autobiography of Major General Charles H. Corlett
4 Cowboy Pete the Autobiography of Major General Charles H. Corlett
Santa Fe, NM Sleeping Fox Enterprises 1974 1st Edition Paperback Very Good 
Santa Fe, NM: Sleeping Fox Enterprises, 1974 127 pp with B&W illustrations in text. . Text is clean, tight and unmarked Dedication by Pauline Corlett on title page. Covers have some yellowing and edgewear. " Major General Charles Harrison Corlett (July 31, 1889 – October 13, 1971), nicknamed “Cowboy Pete,” was a senior United States Army officer who commanded troops in both the Pacific and European Theaters during World War II. He led the attack on Kiska in 1943 and commanded the 7th Infantry Division in the taking of Kwajalein in 1944. After D-Day he led the XIX Corps in pursuit of the retreating German Army through France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany"Courtesy Wikipedia. By Author's Wife. 1st Edition. Trade Paperback. Very Good. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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5 Cultural Relics of Tibetan Buddhism Collected in the Qing Palace
Hong Kong Forbidden City Publishing House 1998 7800472078 / 9787800472077 Hardcover Fine Fine 
Hong Kong: Forbidden City Publishing House, 1998 279 pp with color illustrations on every page. Text in Mandarin. A lavishly produced record of Tibetan art collected during the late 19th- early 20th century. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Red cloth boards are clean, bright, undamaged. DJ is bright and intact. Now with protective mylar wrapper.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Fine Japanese Sword Fittings Menuki (1)
6 Fine Japanese Sword Fittings Menuki (1)
Japan Musashiya Co. Ltd. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
Japan: Musashiya Co. Ltd. 163 pp with color illustrations on every page. Text in Japanese with English subtitles. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Black cloth boards with gold-stamped titles are immaculate. Illustrated cardstock case is clean and intact.. Cased Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 7.75" x11". Dust jacket present. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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Hell Over Shanghai War Creeps on!
7 Hell Over Shanghai War Creeps on!
London Modern Books Ltd 1932 Paperback Very Good 
London: Modern Books Ltd, 1932 13 pp with two maps. A short pamphlet on Japanese atrocities in China pre-WW2, published by the Communist Party of Great Britain. Text is tight and unmarked, clearly much read. Covers are intact, stables have a little rust.. Stapled Softcover. Very Good. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8 I Can Understand and Make Myself Understood in Italy (WWII Phrase book)
Rome Arte Della Stampa 1944 Paperback Fair 
Rome: Arte Della Stampa, 1944 Published as a phrase book for the arriving U.S. Troops, with USA and British flags on the front cover and with some very Italian choices of phrasing, eg. "I should very much like to pass an hour with an intelligent and nice girl like you.", "When you know me better you will know that I am a gentleman,." "May I offer you this bunch of lillies-of-the-valley?"and "The loins are the carburator of the soul." Text block is clean and unmarked with some dog-eared pages, covers are rubbed and faded, reinforced at hinges and along spine with tape.. Soft Cover. Fair. 4" x 5.5". 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Identification of Warplanes
9 Identification of Warplanes
US Government Printing Office 1942 
US Government Printing Office, 1942 An April 21, 1942 United States Military Identification of Warplanes two side spinning cardboard wheel that gives much information about enemy and allied planes. This warplane ID wheel was put out only a few months after the United States entered the war after Pearl Harbor was attacked. As you turn the inside rotating wheel to identify a certain plane the wheel tells you the "WINGS AND LOCATION OF WINGS ON THE PLANE, NUMBER OF ENGINES, WING SHAPE FRONT REAR OR TIP, LANDING GEAR, TAIL AND RUDDER, NOSE TYPE". Each size of the rotating ID card works independently from the other side and both sides ID the silhouette of different planes. The rotating cards state in part "IDENTIFICATION OF WARPLANES,RESRICTED U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 4-21-1942". Slightly yellowed with age but otherwise undamaged. Diameter 12" inner wheels 7".. Stiff Paper Wheel. `12". 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Japan News Photo Annuals 1948 (1949)
10 Japan News Photo Annuals 1948 (1949)
Japan 1949 Paperback Very Good 
Japan, 1949 111 pp. Text primarily in Japanese but photo captions are in both Japanese and English. Cover title says 1948 but title page says 1949. News of the year 1948 during the post-war American occupation. Much on the trail of the "A Class" war criminals and the Emperor's renunciation of divinity. Advertisements on endpapers. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Decorative paper covers are rubbed at extremities. Exceptionally rare, presently no others on line. Size: 7"x10". Large Format Softcover. Very Good. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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11 Japanese Phrase Book TM 30-641 Plus Japanese Phrase Card War Department Pamphlet No. 21-32
United States War Department 1944 Paperback Fair 
United States War Department, 1944 Japanese Phrase Book TM 30-641 Issued February 28, 1944 for occupation soldiers. Aprox 165 pp. Text is intact but dog-eared and with a penciled diary on the first and last blank pages.Orange paper covers are rubbed and dog-eared. English-Japanese Phrase Card ( good plus condition) is stiff paper 5" x 12.5" triple folded. Its phrases seem to relate to the capture of prisoners. Size: 4.25" x 4.75". Soft Cover. Fair. 
Price: 42.00 USD
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Report of the Sub-Committee of the Executive Committee of Labour, Industry and Commerce on the Marketing and Cutting of Ceylon Gems.  Seasonal Paperr XVI - 1939
12 Report of the Sub-Committee of the Executive Committee of Labour, Industry and Commerce on the Marketing and Cutting of Ceylon Gems. Seasonal Paperr XVI - 1939
Colonbo, Sri Lanka Ceylon Government Press 1939 Hardcover Very Good 
Colonbo, Sri Lanka: Ceylon Government Press, 1939 34 pp with B&W illustrations plus a map of Ceylon and a very large 30" x 35" color map of gem-bearing localities bound in. Text is clean, tight, unmarked, Both maps are undamaged. This rare publication goes into excruciating detail on Ceylonese gem deposits, occurrences, methods of mining and so forth.. Stapled Soft Cover. Very Good. 6" x 10". Brochure. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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The Complete Woodblock Prrints of Yoshida Hiroshi
13 The Complete Woodblock Prrints of Yoshida Hiroshi
Abe Publishing 1996 4872421213 / 9784872421217 Paperback Fine 
Abe Publishing, 1996 202 pp with color illustrations on every page. Text in Japanese. and English. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Covers are bright and undamaged. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Large Format Softcover. Fine. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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The Lifeof the Buddha According to Thai Temple Paintings
14 The Lifeof the Buddha According to Thai Temple Paintings
Thailand United States Information Service 1957 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket as Published 
Thailand: United States Information Service, 1957 184 pp with color illustrations throughout eext. Text is in Thai and English. "...presented to the people of Thailand by the people of the United States on the occasion of the observance of the year 2500 Buddhist Era" text is clean, tight and unmarked. Boards are covered with a cloth patterned in red and blue, very slightly dulled along spine, otherwise clean, bright and intact.. First Edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket as Published. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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15 "Charon" "Excelsior" Being an Inadequate Description of the Upper Yangtse Dedicated to Those Who Served with Him on the Upper River 1926-28 and 1932-34
Sichuan Sheng, China North Daily News and Herald Ltd. 1934 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Sichuan Sheng, China: North Daily News and Herald Ltd., 1934 50 pp with B&W photo illustrations frontis and in text. Map of the Upper Yangtze on front endpapers. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Dark blue textured boards with a raised frame and yellow titles on front board are VG, no damage but titles dulled. A detailed but chatty description of the Yangtze River between I-Chang and Chungking, Sichuan designed for gunboat pilots who patroled the river to protect British and American interests. From his references,the anonymous author appears to be British.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 245.00 USD
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16 Adair, Capt. F. E. S. : Being a Record of Sport and Travel in Baltistan and Ladakh the Asian Series
USA John Culler & Sons 1994 Limited Edition of 500 Hardcover Fine Cased 
USA: John Culler & Sons, 1994 xii,285 pp with B&W illustrations in text and a bound-in folding map Limited edition of 500 of which this is # 64. A handsome reprint of the 1899 original account of a hunting trip from Srinigar, Kashmir to Baltistan, Leh and southward to the Indus. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Page edges gilt. Bound in blue leather with gold-stamped titles and banded spine, and cased in beige linen. Printed for the subscribers to the Asian Series of classic exploration reprints.. Limited Edition of 500. Hard Cover. Fine/Cased. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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Hell Screen (" Jigoku Hen") and Other Stories, Akutagawa, Ryunosuke
17 Akutagawa, Ryunosuke Hell Screen (" Jigoku Hen") and Other Stories
Japan The Hokuseido Press 1948 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Japan: The Hokuseido Press, 1948 177 99 with two foldout color illustrations. Translated from the Japanese by W.H.H. Norman. Four short stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, (1892 - 1927) Text is clean, tight and unmarked. The two foldout pictures with glasine protectors are clean and undamaged.Previous owner's name on front endpaper. Decorative cloth boards have a little rubbing along edges. Size: 5" x 7". Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 84.00 USD
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Tibetan English Dictionary, Alexander Csoma De Koros
18 Alexander Csoma De Koros Tibetan English Dictionary
New Delhi Manjusri Publishing 1973 Limited Hardcover Very Good Good 
New Delhi: Manjusri Publishing, 1973 A reprint of the 1834 edition in Limited Edition form. Text clean, tight, unmarked. Binding embossed red cloth with gold letters in fine+ condition. DJ is scuffed, torn and has moisture stain along spine. Oversized. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Limited. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Sketch of the Mode of Manufacturing Gunpowder at the Ishapore Mills in Bengal, with a Record of the Experiments Carried on to Ascertain the Value of Charge, Windage, Vent and Weight, Etc, in Mortars and Muskets Also Reports of the Various Proofs of Powde, Anderson, Col. William &  Parlby, Samuel
19 Anderson, Col. William & Parlby, Samuel Sketch of the Mode of Manufacturing Gunpowder at the Ishapore Mills in Bengal, with a Record of the Experiments Carried on to Ascertain the Value of Charge, Windage, Vent and Weight, Etc, in Mortars and Muskets Also Reports of the Various Proofs of Powde
London John Weale 1862 Hardcover 
London: John Weale, 1862 xviii, 303 (4) pp.with 10 plates of which 5 are fold-outs. Samuel Parlby (1789 - 1878) was the co-inventor of the Parlby Rocket, first used by the British East India Company in warfare in the first half of the 19th century.Text is clean, tight and unmarked Small bookplate of Geo. W. Keisler, the publisher of the Carthage , NY (Democratic) Tribune on front pastedown. Dark blue cloth boards with gold-stamped canon on front board are rubbed at extremities with some loss of material.. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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Wall Paintings from Ancient Shrines in Central Asia, Andrews, F.W. & Sir Aurel Stein
20 Andrews, F.W. & Sir Aurel Stein Wall Paintings from Ancient Shrines in Central Asia
Bankok, SDI Publications 1998 1878529374 / 9781878529374 Second Edition of 999 Copies Hardcover Fine No Jacket 
Bankok,: SDI Publications, 1998 Wall Paintings from Ancient Shrines in Central Asia recovered by Sri (sic) Aurel Stein K.C.I.E. and described by Fred H. Andrews, O.B. E. In two volumes. Reprinted from the 1948 first edition. Volume One; xxxiv, 128 pp of explanatory text for the plates in volume two.plus index and B&W fold-out map. Volume Two contains 32 fold-out plates (23.5" x 17",) twelve of which are in color. Volume one is "fine," with no faults. Volume two is Very Good Plus with a ding to the bottom edge of the front board and a slight ripple to the text caused by the doubled thickness of the folded plates. Size: 8.5" x 12.5", 13" x 17.25". Second Edition of 999 Copies. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 485.00 USD
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