January 29, 2019 eList: Asia
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Paris: Librairie, . First edition, 8vo, pp. viii, 238; full-page map; pages toned, very good in original printed wrappers, glassine covers. Presentation copy with inscription from Catroux on the half title: "Pour toi mon cher beaute, pour la femme ces pages du drame indochinois ecrites..." Catrous (1877-1969) was a French Army general and diplomat who served in both World War I and World War II, and served as Grand Chancellor of the Légion d'honneur from 1954 to 1969.
Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1947. First edition, 8vo, pp. xxxii, 381; original white and tan pictorial wrappers printed in brown, edges and corners quite worn, small tears to spine head and foot; interior mostly unopened, near fine. No. 16 of series Colonie et Empires, Deuxième Série: les Classiques de la Colonisation.
Paris: Horizons de France, 1930. First edition, large 4to, pp. , -251, ; sepia-toned photographic illustrations throughout; later native full red calf, gilt lettered direct on gilt-decorated spine; very good. "La présent ouvrage est extrait du livre consacré par Horizons de France à l'ensemble de nos colonies sous le titre de La France Lointaine."
[Cambridge]: Naval Intelligence Division, December, 1943. First edition, 8vo, pp. xiii, , 535; large folding color map of Southeast Asia in rear cover pocket, 90 illustrations, largely from photographs on plates, 20 tables and 149 figures in the text; original orange cloth, gilt-lettered direct on spine and upper cover; spine considerably toned, cloth edges foxed; very good. Without a dust jacket, as issued. At head of title: "B.R. 510, Geograpphical Handbook Series"
n.p., n.d. . Oblong 4to, 10 leaves, 60 photographs (mostly 3½" x 5½" but also 4" x 6"), captions in Dutch; contemporary floral cloth; bound with a string of rawhide. Some of the photographs are dated as late as 1924. Contains views of Suez, Port Said, Padang, and Colombo, but the majority are in and around Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park and its volcanos, notably the Tengger volcano of which there are several photographs, including a double page panorama (consisting of 4 conjoined photographs) of the famed the Tengger Sand Sea across which is the caldera of the ancient volcano, plus another of the Mount Bromo crater. Generally very good to fine.
Djakarta: Nusantara Publishing Co., 1958. First edition, 8vo., pp. 55; illustrations throughout; grey paper wrappers with pictorial paper dust wrapper. Small triangle shaped tear to dust jacket, otherwise fine. An account of the short-lived P.R.R.I uprising in Indonesia, as told by a field officer in Sukarno's nationalist army. The uncovering of CIA support for rebel activity resulted in Indonesia's long term shift towards China and the Soviet Union.
Geneva: P.S. King & Son, Ltd., 1938. 8vo, pp. vii, 331; Studies and Reports Series B (Economic Conditions) No. 26; Vietnamese library blind stamp on title page, paper label accession numbers on spine, pages toned, extremities toned and creased, spine ends lightly chipped, else good in original green printed wrappers. The report contains chapters on forced or compulsory labour, wage-paid employment, medical protection, morale, protection of peasants, and European labour to name a few.
New York: S. A. Rollo & Co., 1859. First edition, 8vo, pp. [iii]-xviii, - 531, ; inserted color lithograph frontispiece and title-p., double-p. lithograph map, 69 wood-engraved plates; original pictorial brown cloth, gilt-stamped on upper cover and spine; the whole a little dull, two signatures extended, else very good. Smith, American Travellers Abroad, I-2: "Big and gaudy, this book epitomizes the type of traveler and travel caricatured in Around the World in Eighty Days."
Tokyo, Osaka, & Kyoto: Shisho-do, 1871. Small 8vo (approx. 7"x 5"), 16 leaves plus printed endpaper folded and sewn in the Japanese manner, xylographically printed throughout, orig. blue paper wrappers, printed paper label (chipped and with some loss) on cover; wrappers spotted, but generally good and sound throughout, with one small illustration in the text showing the proper method of holding a pen. This copy preserves the separately printed wraparound sleeve. Includes 6 pp. of alphabets, 6pp. of Roman and Arabic numbers, and 18 pp. of penmanship and ligature examples all for the instruction of the Japanese student learning to write Western characters.
Tokyo, Osaka, & Kyoto: Shisho-do, 1871. Small 8vo (approx. 7"x 5"), 16 leaves plus printed endpapers folded and sewn in the Japanese manner, xylographically printed throughout, orig. gray paper wrappers, printed paper label on cover; wrappers worn, but generally good and sound throughout, with one small illustration in the text showing the proper method of holding a pen. Includes 6 pp. of alphabets, 6pp. of Roman and Arabic numbers, and 18 pp. of penmanship and ligature examples all for the instruction of the Japanese student learning to write Western characters.
Tokyo: the Japanese Government Railways, 1933. 16mo, pp. ccx, 506; frontispiece, maps, pictorial endpapers; original red cloth lettered in gilt in original printed tan board box; previous owner's name printed on title page, else a fine copy. A revision and condensation of Vols. II and III, dealing with Japan, of the Official Guide to Eastern Asia, 1914.
Tokyo: Aoyama-do, 1872. 8vo (approx. 4 3/4" x 7 1/4"), 17 leaves folded and sewn in the Japanese manner plus printed pastedown; xylographically printed throughout; generally fine in orig. green wrappers, printed paper label on upper cover. Includes 7pp. of alphabets, penmanship samples and 18pp. of simple vocabulary, English entries with Japanese equivalents and phonetics. Not found in OCLC. A Critical Bibliography of Materials for English Studies in Japan. Collected by Osaka Women's University, 1962, no. 103.
Tokyo: Imperial Agricultural Experiment Station, 1931. First edition, 4to, pp. , 215; map, 97 figures, 88 tables, 29 plates (many in color); errata slip tipped to verso of the title page, xerox biography of the author bound in after the table of contents; original printed wrappers bound in later green cloth lettered in gilt on upper cover and spine, preserving the original publisher's slipcase.
[Yokohama: 1895]. 8vo, pp. iv, 51, ; 15 cartoon text illustrations, pictorial printed covers in red and black, bound with red silk ribbon; ribbons present but mostly snapped with leaves nearly loose, covers soiled and cracked at the extremities, light worming, small closed tear on one leaf; good, or better. The illustrator Georges Bigot became famous in Japan for his satirical depictions of Japanese life. The critical nature of these cartoons caused trouble with Japanese censors, however, forcing him to publish in Yokohama. The Préface is by Villetard de Laguerie. Throughout the book the Exhibition of Kyoto is mentioned, and there are biographical references made for the Japanese artists.
Tokio: Tokio Times, 1879. 8vo, pp. 7, ; publisher's printed wrappers; old fold marks else very good. Abstract of remarks made before the Biological Society of the Tokio Dai Gaku, January 5, 1879. Morse was an American zoologist and orientalist. In 1877 he first visited Japan and, while looking out of a window on a train between Yokohama and Tokyo, discovered the Mori shell mound, the excavation of which opened the study in archaeology and anthropology in Japan and shed much light on the material culture of prehistoric Japan. "One of the most interesting discoveries connected with the Omori mounds is the evidence of cannibalism which it affords, this being the first indication of a race of anthropophagi in Japan. The human bones were found mixed with bones of the wild boar, deer and other animals." Following his Japanese sojourn Morse served as director of what was to become the Peabody Essex Museum. Reprinted from the Tokyo Times, January 18th, 1879.
Tokyo: Bureau of City Planning, 1998. Large oblong 8vo (approx 8½" x 11½"), 4 volumes; maps, photos, and diagrams in color; text in English and Japanese; fine in pictorial wrappers. Together with: Urban redevelopment projects, pp. 12; staple-bound in white wrappers, text in English and Japanese, focused on specific projects within greater metropolitan Tokyo. All in fine condition.