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1 Borton, Hugh Japan's Modern Century

New York: The Ronald Press Company 1955. Japan's transformation presented as a narrative, interpreting and analyzing the forces which brought about this change. No dust jacket, 8vo in black cloth with gilt titles on front board, 4 appendices, 8 maps, 13 tables, 23 illustrations, index, 524pp, name and ink marks on front endpaper and bottom edges o/w clean and tight with no marks, Very Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 Bradford, Ernle Verrat am Bosporus

Tubingen: Hermann Leins 1970. The story of Constantinople, translated from the English. Text in GERMAN. Dust jacket slightly wrinkled along top edge, 8vo in red cloth, 8 plates, notes, index, 322pp, contents as new, near Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Brooke, George M. James Brooke's Pacific Cruise

Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press 1986. Full title: John M. Brooke's Pacific Cruise and Japanese Adventure, 1858-1860. The journals of Lt. John M. Brooke, commanding the schooner Fenimore Cooper on her expedition to complete the survey of the North Pacific and Japan's East Coast, who spent six months in Yokohama before bringing Japan's first ambassador to the United States. Dust jacket, map endpapers, 8vo in grey-green cloth, 17 b&w illustrations, index, 265pp, as new, Fine/Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Brooke, George M. James Brooke's Pacific Cruise

Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press 1986. Full title: John M. Brooke's Pacific Cruise and Japanese Adventure, 1858-1860. The journals of Lt. John M. Brooke, commanding the schooner Fenimore Cooper on her expedition to complete the survey of the North Pacific and Japan's East Coast, who spent six months in Yokohama before bringing Japan's first ambassador to the United States. Dust jacket, map endpapers, 8vo in grey-green cloth, 17 b&w illustrations, index, 265pp, as new, Fine/Fine. 
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5 Chittar Port of Bombay, The

Bombay: Trustees of the Port of Bombay, 1973. A brief history of the port, compiled by Shantaram D. Chittar, in honor of the first centenary of the Trust. No dust jacket, blue cloth etched on spine, top corners bumped, 98pp and 19 b&w photos and color frontis, inscriptions on free flys, contents clean and tight, overall Good+. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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6 Clayre, Alasdair Heart of the Dragon, The

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company 1984, 1st US edition, 1st printing. A companion to the PBS series and an extraordinary exploration into the private lives of individual families, the work of the villages, the problems and successes of the factories, and the closed world of the country's courts, hospitals, asylums, and prisons; also, an examination of their ancient religions and philosophies, as well as the renowned cooking, science and art brought by travelers from Marco Polo to the present day. Dust jacket, 4to in red cloth with design of dragon gilt-stamped on front board, map endpapers, photographs throughout most in color, index, 281pp, no marks, near Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 CONGRESS Message of the President: Perry Expedition to Japan

Washington: 33rd Congress, 2nd Session, U. S. Senate, Executive Document No. 34, 1855. President Franklin Pierce, in response to a Senate resolution the previous month, submits a report in January of 1855 containing the instructions, correspondence, and other documents relating to Commodore Perry's expedition to Japan. No dust jacket, 8vo in brown cloth, ornate design blind-stamped on both boards, 109pp, spine covering absent, front board detached, rear hinge tight, endpapers foxed and discolored not affecting text, bookplate, stamps of Institute of Far Eastern Languages (Yale) on endpapers, despite the external damage, the text is clear throughout. Although it would benefit by being re-cased, this is quite a nice copy of significant documents relating to the Perry Expedition and the opening of Japan. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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8 Dickson, Mora Season in Sarawak, A

London: Dobson Books Ltd. 1962. After spending a year among the Dayaks and other people of Borneo, the author and her husband send out a small group of 18-year-old volunteers--the vanguard of the VSO program and precursor to the US Peace Corps. Dust jacket ragged and tape-repaired with several tears along top edge and spine, 8vo in blue cloth, map endpapers, 67 drawings by the author, 216pp, Very Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Fairbank, John K. I.G. in Peking, The: 1868-1907

Cambridge MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 1975, 1st edition, in two volumes. Fairbank and co-editors Katherine F. Bruner and Elizabeth M. Matheson present the letters (to a confidant in London) of Robert Hart, who served in the Chinese Maritime customs service, 1868-1907. Dust jackets, 8vos in green cloth, frontis, map, list of ranks and Ch'ing rulers, xxviii+1625 pp (1-825; 826-1625), introduction by L. K. Little, no marks, clean and tight Fine/Fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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10 Fraser, Thomas M. Fisherman of South Thailand: The Malay Villagers

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. 1966. Fraser presents a case study of the people of Rusembilan, Muslims in a cultural area of Thailand oriented toward Malaysia. SOFT cover, 8vo perfect-bound, b&w illustrations, 110pp, clean and tight with no marks, Very Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 Hahn, Werner Aberdeen: Catching the Last Rays

Hong Kong: The Perennial Press 1974, 1st edition. Photographer Werner Hahn and writer Dean Barrett record the life of the people of Aberdeen, Hong Kong's largest and most colorful home port for the sea gipsies whose fishing junks sail the waters of the South China Sea. Dust jacket with several tears on top edge of front cover with some tape repair, tall 4to in blue denim, profusely illustrated with full-page full-color photos, 203pp, contents as new, a rather scarce item of maritime history, overall Very Good+. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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12 Haider, Azimusshan History Of Karach

Karachi: privately published by the author 1974. A Ph.D. thesis for the University of Karachi on the history of the port and city, with special reference to educational, demographical, and commercial developments, 1839-1900. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author. Dust jacket with several tears, 4to in olive cloth with severe damage to cloth and endpapers from poor glue, but no marks or stains to contents which are clean and tight, notes, index, 96pp, one fold-out map, a Good copy of what is believed to be a very scarce item. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13 Heckford, N. Heckford's Sailing Directions: Bay of Bengal, etc.

London: C. W. Coard 1859, 2nd enlarged edition. Heckford advises mariners how to pilot in the waters of the Bay of Bengal, in all seasons, including description of the land. No dust jacket, 8vo in pebbled red cloth, title and decorations gilt-stamped, all edges gilt, inscription by author on free fly, 80pp, contents tight, re-spined, Very Good. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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14 Henson, Curtis T. Commissioners and Commodores

University AL: The University of Alabama Press 1982. A history of the East India Squadron and American diplomacy in China. No dust jacket, 8vo in blue cloth, titles and design in bright gilt and electric blue on front board, notes, bibliography, index, 231pp, clean and tight with no marks, near Fine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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15 Hunt, Edwin Safari

Evanston IL: The Men's Club of Covenant Methodist Church, 1955. Limited edition, of which this is No. 419, inscribed and SIGNED on half-title. A churchman travels to the Middle East and on to India where he spends some time. No dust jacket, 4to in brown cloth, 16 photographs, 10 drawings by Eugene Montgomery, 186pp, contents as new, near Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Huntington West of the Pacific

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1925. Impressions of a trip to Australia in 1923 by way of Japan, Chosen, Philippines, Java, the China coast, and by rail to Peking and Mukden. No dust jacket, 8vo in green cloth, gilt titles on front board, EX-LIBRARY marked withdrawn with bookplate and usual mark, b&w photos, index, 453pp, Good+. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 Kirkup Hong Kong

London: J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd., Cities of the World series, 1969. SOFT cover, 12mo, 16pp of b&w photos, 85pp, no marks, clean and tight, Very Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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18 M'Leod, John Voyage of the Alceste to the Ryukyus and SE Asia, The

Rutland VT: Charles E. Tuttle Company [1817] 1963 fine facsimile reprint edition. Full title: Narrative of a voyage in His Majesty's Late Ship Alceste to the Yellow Sea, along the coast of Corea, and through numerous hitherto undiscovered islands, to the Island of Lewchew, with an account of her shipwreck in the straits of Gaspar. The ship's doctor provides a wealth of first-hand observation on this early foray to China, Korea, Okinawa, and Taiwan in support of the East India Company's trading efforts in the area; McLeod provides commentary on behavior, clothing, government administration, and more. It is illustrated with a five engraved plates and two fold-out maps. No dust jacket, 8vo half-bound in gray and blue cloth with ship design silver-stamped on front board, map endpapers, introduction and two additional maps by Shannon McCune (and signed by him), 288pp, small stamp of retirement community library, inscription by previous owner on half-title, contents clean and tight, Very Good/-. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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19 MacLeod Days in North India

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott and Company 1870. An informative tour through India from Calcutta to Benares, from Allahabad to Lucknow and Agra, beautifully illustrated with 21 full-page engraved plates and numerous smaller engravings in the text. No dust jacket, small 8vo in original brown cloth, beveled boards, gilt title and design on front board, top edges gilt, brown endpapers, top corners bumped and frayed, portions missing front head and heel of spine, both joints tight, contents clean with no foxing, overall a fairly good copy of one of the better India travelogues of the period. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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20 Matuzaki, Meizi Angling in Japan

Japan: Board of Tourist Industry and Japanese Government Railways, No. 32 in the Tourist Library series, 1940. The history and evolution of sport fishing in the streams and bays of Japan, with a description of equipment, techniques, and game fish. Translated by R. Okada. SOFT cover, small 8vo in salmon paper with a color plate pasted-down on front cover, frontis and one color plate, b&w photos, 100pp, over-sized cover is wrinkled and bent around edges but only very tiny tears, contents clean and tight with no marks, near Fine. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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