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1 Kingdon-Ward, F. Plant Hunter's Paradise
London Jonathan Cape 1937 First Hardcover Very Good Good + Jacket 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 347 pp with 12 B&W plates and 2 maps. A narrative of a journey by the famous plant hunter and geographer to Burma along the Tibetan border with Assam and China, an area that at the time was almost completely unknown to westerners. The appendix lists plants collected by the author and list of birds seen by the party. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Red cloth boards are near fine, DJ has some edgewear, original price of 12s.6p. intact,Now in protective mylar. 
Price: 155.00 USD
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2 Meyer, Karl E. & Brysac, Shareen Blair The China Collectors: America's Century Long Hunt for Asian Art Treasures
Palgrave Macmillan 2015 1137279761 / 9781137279767 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
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. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 18.00 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 First Hardcover As New As New Jacket 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. 
Price: 480.00 USD
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4 Wimmel, Kenneth The Alluring Target: In Search of the Secrets of Central Asia
Trackless Sands Pr Inc 1997 1879434482 / 9781879434486 Trade Paperback Very Good 
256 pp with one map and B&W illustrations in text. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Covers are clean and intact with a crease to front cover. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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