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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 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 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. 
Price: 765.00 USD
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3 Babar, R. Colborne Royal Geographic Society Supplementary Papers Vol. 1 , Part 1
London John Murray 1882 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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4 Beauclair, Inez De Tribal Cultures in Southwest China Asian Folklore & Social Life Monographs Vol. II
Taipei The Orient Cultural Service 1970 Very Good No Jacket 
226 pp with 10 pp of photo illustrations after text. An overview of the seperate ethnic groups along China's southwest border.followed by six monographs on the Miao and Lao tribes. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Red glazed cloth boards with gold-stamped titlles are bright and undamaged. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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5 Birdsall, Richard L. & Emmons, Arthur B. Men Against the Clouds
Harper & Bros 1935 First Very Good No Jacket 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. xiii, 292 pp with 64 b&& W photo illustrations and 8 maps and charts. Text is clean, tight and unmarked, Splash marks to title page. Maps on endpapers. Grey cloth boards are clean, intact, spine slightly yellowed. A small expedition to climb Minya Konka (Gonga Shan) in western Sechwan. With bookplate of Steve Fossett. James Stephen "Steve" Fossett (April 22, 1944 - September 3, 2007) was an American businessman and a record-setting aviator, sailor, and adventurer. He was the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon. He made his fortune in the financial services industry and was best known for many world records, including five nonstop circumnavigations of the Earth: as a long-distance solo balloonist, as a sailor, and as a solo flight fixed-wing aircraft pilot. 
Price: 210.00 USD
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6 Broomhill, A. J. Strong Tower
China Inland Mission 1948 Second Printing Good Good Jacket 
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. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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7 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 First 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. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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8 Hackmann, Heinrich Frederich Von Omi Bis Bhamo. Wanderungen an Dern Grenzen Von China, Tibet Und Burma
Gebauer-Schwetschke 1905 First Good Wessner, Alfred 
Gebauer-Schwetschke, 1905 vi, 382 pp plus 5 pp of advertising. Several color plates and line drawings in margins. Large folding map after text.Text in German. A journey from Tachienlu to Bhamo (the Omi in the title referrs to Omei Shan) through southwestern Sechuan in 1904. Text is clean,and unmarked. Map is undamaged. Paper covers are yellowed, edgeworn. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Good. Illus. by Wessner, Alfred. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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9 Hackmann, Heinrich Friedrich Vom Omi Bis Bhamo : Wanderungen an Den Grenzen Von China, Tibet Und Birma
Germany Halle A. S. Gabauer-Schwetschke 1905 First Fair Wessner, Alfred 
Germany: Halle A. S. Gabauer-Schwetschke, 1905 382 pp+ 5 pp of ads. Two color and 1 B&W plates plus 2 maps, one a large foldout bound in after text. Text in German. Deckle edged text is clean and unmarked but signatures are detached from spine. All pages are present. Decorative paper covers have considerable edgewear. Heinrich Freidrich Hackmann (1864-1935) was a German religious historian and Sinophile. 1st Edition. Softcover. Fair. Illus. by Wessner, Alfred. 
Price: 67.00 USD
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10 Holm, Frits My Nestorian Adventure in China
Ffleming H. Revell Company 1923 First Very Good Good Jacket 
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. SKU 700796. 
Price: 235.00 USD
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11 Hooker, Joseph Dalton Himalayan Journals. Notes of a Naturalist in Bengal, the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, the Khasia Mountains, &c
London John Murray 1955 First Very Good No Jacket 
London: John Murray, 1955 2 volumes in one. xvi, 348; xii, 345 + [2] ad pp. Described as 'A New Edition, carefully revised and condensed.' Wood-engraved plates & illustrations. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Front hinge tender. Page edges gilded. Dark red cloth boards are gold-stamped with an illustration of a mountain and an elaborate frame with intwined vines.Boards are clean with modest rubbing and a little dulling of spine. Hooker, a botanist like his more famous father, Sir William Jackson Hooker (a fern specialist), was well known for his books on flora, particularly in the Himalayas, India, New Zealand, Tasmania, and Antarctica. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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12 Kingdon-Ward, F. Plant Hunter's Paradise
London Jonathan Cape 1937 First Very Good Good + Jacket 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" 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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13 Kingdon-Ward, Frank Plant Hunting on the Edge of the World
London Victor Gollancz 1930 First Very Good No Jacket 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. London: Victor Gollancz, 1930 383 pp wih fifteen B&W plates and three page-sized maps. " A narrative of two journeys by the famous plant hunter and geographer to the Eastern Himalaya along the Tibetan border with Asam and Burma, an area that at the time was almost completely unknown to westerners. The appendix lists plants collected by the author that were known to be in cultivation in Europe at the time of publication. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Handsome bookplate of the poet, Leolyn Louise Everett (1888-1971, on front pastedown. Black cloth boards with gold-stamped title on spine, are clean, undamaged save for faint splash marks on rear board, Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition. Black Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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14 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 Very Good 
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. 
Price: 21.00 USD
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15 Little, Archibald John Mount Omei and Beyond: a Record of Travel on the Thibetan Border
London William Heinemann 1901 First Good No Jacket 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. xiv,272 pp with 14 B&W photo illustrations and a folding map bound in after text.Text is clean, tight and unmarked.with light foxing. Bookplate of Steve Fossitt, financier and adventurer, on front pastedown.Map is bright and intact. Blue cloth boards with a crag drawn in brown are bumped at extremities, faded along spine. 
Price: 285.00 USD
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16 Smith, Gordon Hedderly The Blood Hunters a Narrative of Pioneer Missionary Work Among the Savages of French indo-China
Chicago Moody Press 1945 First Very Good No Jacket as Published Jacket 
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. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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17 Smythe, F. S. The Valley of the Flowers
London Hodder and Stoughton 1938 First Very Good No Jacket 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 322 pp plus 15 color illustrations plus one frontis, and two maps. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. with bookplate of Steve Fossitt, financier and adventurer, on front pastedown. Green cloth boards are clean and lightly bumped at extremities with no loss of material. 
Price: 26.00 USD
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18 Warner, Langdon The Long Old Road in China
Doubleday, Page & Co 1926 First Very Good No Jacket 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 168 pp with 16 B&W plates. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Blue quarterbound paper boards are intact but faded along top edge, spine darkened. Dark blue cloth covering spine is partially split at hinge. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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