London: printed for G. Nicol, 1788. First edition, 4to, pp. xxvii, , 378, ; frontispiece portrait, 3 folding maps, one folding view, and 12 plates (complete); full contemporary gilt-tooled tree calf recently rebacked, original red gilt morocco spine label, marbled endpapers; edges a bit scuffed, ownership rubber stamp on title page, else very good and sound. Contemporary manuscript ownership signature on title page of "S.B. Fludyer," most likely Sir Samuel Brudenell Fludyer, Second Baronet (1759-1833). Hill, Pacific Voyages, p. 160: "In 1783 the Antelope, commanded by Captain Henry Wilson, ran onto a reef near one of the Palau Islands, a previously unexplored group, and was wrecked. The entire crew managed to get safely ashore, where they were well treated by the natives and eventually managed to build a small vessel from the wreck in which they reached Macao. They took Prince Lee Boo, one of King Abba Thulle's sons, with them to England, where he made a very good impression; he unfortunately soon died of smallpox." ESTC T122142.
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Dublin: Luke White, 1793. Second Dublin edition, 8vo, pp. xxix, , 378; frontispiece portrait, 14 engraved plates (1 folding), 2 maps (1 folding); contemporary full calf, red morocco label on gilt-paneled spine; spine scuffed, extremities rubbed; a good, sound copy. Hill, Pacific Voyages, p. 160, citing the first edition of 1788: "In 1783 the Antelope, commanded by Captain Henry Wilson, ran onto a reef near one of the Palau Islands, a previously unexplored group, and was wrecked. The entire crew managed to get safely ashore, where they were well treated by the natives and eventually managed to build a small vessel from the wreck in which they reached Macao. They took Prince Lee Boo, one of King Abba Thulle's sons, with them to England, where he made a very good impression; he unfortunately soon died of smallpox."
Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1965. First edition, 4to, pp. , 267; 21 plans and 211 illustrations from photographs on plates; spine a little creased, tear at spine head, else a very good, unopened copy in original pictorial wrappers. At head of title: Publications du Musée Guimet, Recherches et Documents d'Art et d'Archéologie, Tome IX. Includes much on Ankor Wat.
Washington, D.C. Foreign Service Institute, Department of State, 1972. Large 4to, pp. xii, 115; printed from typescript; original peach printed wrappers (a bit soiled), general shelf wear, a few tears and chips along edges not affecting text; contemporary inscription on title page. Department of State Publication 8631. "This work was prepared and published with the support of the Defense Language Institute, Department of the Army, United States of America."
n.p., n.d. [Saigon]: [ca. 1960]. Bifoliate leaflet approx. 8" x 5¼" folded, printed on 2 sides, 3 panels bearing Kipling's iconic poem "If" in three languages: English, Vietnamese (as translated by Anh Minh), and French (as translated by Andre Maurois); and the first a decorative panel with the title: Neu / Anh Minh. Some soiling; very good. Not located bibliographically.
Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Printers, 1957. First edition, 1 of 1000 numbered copies signed by the author and the editor, 4to, pp. 161; illustrated from photographs and previously unpublished pen and watercolor sketches by Lafcadio Hearn; small plate removed from front free endpaper, else very good in original red cloth, lettered in yellow.
[Seoul?]: [published by Troop Information & Education Section, GHQ, Far East Command], . Large 8vo, pp. xii, 220; heavily illustrated, pictorial paper wrappers; owner's name on upper cover and date on flyleaf, spine chipped, very good. An introduction to Korean history, culture, and industry, for the benefit of GIs stationed there post World War II. Almost every page is illustrated with either photographs or line-art illustrations.
Bloomington: Indiana University, . Second edition, large 8vo, pp. xvi, 322; text printed from typescript, graphs and tables throughout, two folding maps loose in pocket mounted in rear; original terracotta pictorial wrappers; spine faded, shelf wear, textblock about fine. Uralic and Altaic Series no. 26.
v.p. v.d. Renard, L'Abbe A., Les Cendres Volcaniques de l'Eruption du Krakatoa, Bruxelles, 1883. 8vo, pp.14; original yellow printed wrappers, rebacked; Northrup, John I. The Eruption of Krakatoa in 1883, from the School of Mines Quarterly, Vol. X, no. 2. Printed for the author. 8vo, pp. 15; original green printed wrappers chipped and rebacked with cellotape; presentation copy from Northrup inscribed on the first page; Prestwich, Joseph, On the Agency of Water in Volcanic Eruptions with some observations on the thickness of the Earth's Crust from a Geological Point of View; and on the Primary Cause of Volcanic Actiion, London: Harrison & Sons, 1886, 8vo, pp. 173; folding diagram, 8 figures in the text; removed from binding; O'Reilly, J. P., On the Gaseous Production of the Krakatoa Eruption, and those of Great Eruptions in General, Reprinted from the Scientific Proceedings of the Royal Dublin Society, 8vo, pp. 17-30; original green printed wrappers rebacked with cellotape; The Volcanic Eruption of Krakatoa. With a Map. 8vo, pp. ; 2 charts on one leaf; modern wrappers. Extracted from the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society; Another copy of the above, with the first leaf in Xerox facsimile; Verbeek, R. D. M. Photographien van den Steilen Wand van Krakatau, Gravenhage, 1908. 8vo, 2 pages of text and one photographic plate Three other extracts (2 on Vesuvius and 1 on volcano on Guadaloupe) from unidentified periodicals, 1728, 1754, and 1797; Extyracted hand-colored illustration of the eruption of Vesuvius in 1794.
[Kuala Lumpur: Ministry of Rural Development, n.d. ca. 1963.]. Folio, pp. , including 12 leaves of tracing paper for maps and plans not yet drawn; tipped-in octavo color map of the Malay Peninsula (dated 1963); very good in original red wrappers printed in black. Workbook for canvassers working for the national effort spearheaded by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Rural Development Tun Abdul Razak Bin Hussain to bring the Malay Peninsula, particularly Kuala Lumpur, into the modern world. NYPL only in OCLC.
New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1903. First edition, 8vo, pp. xix, , 338; photographic frontispiece, 14 photographic plates, table of missionaries sent to Laos, and a chart of the Thai race; publisher's green cloth (a bit soiled), edges and corners lightly bumped and rubbed; interior fine. A history of the Lao people in modern-day Thailand.
Concord, NH: Asia Publishing Company, April, 1920. Thin 4to, staple bound, pp. , 257-360; illustrated throughout including full page photo illustration of Lawerence; one issue of a prominent magazine on Asia, with further contributions by John Dewey, and A. C. Jewett, among others. Cover hinge weak but holding, spine partially perished.
New York: Harcourt, Brace, . First edition, 8vo, pp. 255, ; map endpapers and maps in the text by Charles A. Lindbergh; frontispiece; original blue cloth stamped in silver on spine and upper cover; silver dust jacket printed in blue on the spine; previous owner's 1935 signature on front free endpaper, minor wrinkling at the edges of the jacket and one or two miniscule teras, but in all a fine copy in a near fine jacket. The account of the 1931 flight by her and her husband, Charles Lindbergh, from the United States to Japan and China, by the northern route over Canada, Alaska, and Siberia. It also documented their volunteering flights as relief efforts for the infamous Central China flood of 1931. The jacket is unusual - not the one ordinarily seen. This is the second time I have had this jacket - both came out of Minnesota, and it may have some connection to Lindberg's home state.
London: Rowland Ward, 1905. First edition, 8vo, pp. xiii, , 289, ; 17 illustrations from photographs (10 full-page); original red cloth stamped in gilt on upper cover and spine, t.e.g.; fine copy. Czech, Asia, p. 107: "A longtime resident of Malaya, Hubback recounts his numerous hunting trips after elephant and seladang. Traveling from Singapore to the Pertang River and Kenawan, he collected several seladang which he regarded with respect: 'I have indeed seen a big seladang in his first rush snap a creeper as thick as a strong man's wrist - a creeper with which twenty men could easily play tug-of-war.' Near the Pahang River he successfully stalked and bagged several elephants."
Kuala Lumpur: . 4to, 82 leaves, printed from typescript; original red cloth lettered in gilt on upper cover; some spotting on the covers, but overall very good; internally fine. Introduction by Dr. Ungku Omar-Ahmad, Director of the Institute,and a Foreword by Charles G. Possick, Plan Coordinator.
[Singapore: Quins Pte. Ltd., 1981.]. First edition, 8vo, pp. , xi, , 242; 38 illustrations, mostly from photographs, on rectos and versos of 28 plates; nearfine in original pictorial wrappers. This copy with a presentation from Tun Tan to the American doctor, Roy Selby, 25 May, 1984, and with a presentation slip from Tun Tan tipped in, referring to a letter of the same date. Tun Tan Siew Sin (1916–1988) was Malaya's (later Malaysia's) first Minister of Commerce and Industry, Finance Minister for 15 years, and president of the Malayan Chinese Association (MCA, later Malaysian Chinese Association).
[Singapore?]: Malayasian Chinese Association Headquarters, 1972.]. First edition, 8vo, pp. xiii, , 679; numerous black & white illustrations from photographs throughout; a very good copy in original blue cloth, and a very good pictorial dust jacket. This copy with a presentation from Tun Tan to the American doctor, Roy Selby, 28 May, 1975 on the front pastedown. Tun Tan Siew Sin (1916–1988) was Malaya's (later Malaysia's) first Minister of Commerce and Industry, Finance Minister for 15 years, and president of the Malayan Chinese Association (MCA, later Malaysian Chinese Association).
Tokyo: Herald of Asia, n.d., . First edition in English, 8vo, pp. , 247; portrait frontispiece of the author and 26 photographic illustrations on rectos and versos of 16 plates; dust jacket with shallow losses at top and bottom of spine and corners; a near fine copy in a very good jacket. This copy inscribed "To Miss Jane Howard, As a souvenir of our meeting again in Tokyo & in appreciation of the kind reception accorded by her parents at New York in the spring of 1933. Tokyo, Oct. 4, 1938. Y. Matsuoka." Matsuoka (1880-1946) was a Japanese diplomat and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Empire of Japan during the early stages of World War II. He is best known for his defiant speech at the League of Nations in 1933, ending Japan's participation in that organization, thereby isolating that country. He was also one of the architects of the Tripartite Pact and the Japanese–Soviet Neutrality Pact in the years immediately prior to the outbreak of war. Schooled in Portland and Oakland he took a law at the University of Oregon. He returned to Japan in 1902 and joined the Foreign Ministry in 1904. He was appointed to the Japanese consulate in Shanghai, and was subsequently attached to the Governor-General of the Kwantung Leased Territory, where he became acquainted with Got Shinpei, then president of the South Manchurian Railway and Yamamoto Jotaro, then working for Mitsui in developing the natural resources of Manchuria. He became a director of the South Manchurian Railway Company in 1922. In 1927, Matsuoka was promoted to the position of Vice-President of the South Manchurian Railway Company. However, following the Manchurian Incident of 1931, the establishment of Manchukuo and the Lytton Report to the League of Nations condemning Japan’s actions, Matsuoka was drawn back into the arena of foreign affairs to head Japan’s delegation to the League of Nations in 1933. Matsuoka gained international notoriety for a speech condemning the League of Nations and announcing Japan’s withdrawal, leading the Japanese delegation out of the League's assembly hall (excerpted from a long Wikipedia entry). Jane Howard, to whom this book was presented, was the sister of Jack R. Howard, president and general editorial manager of the E. W. Scripps Co. In the early 1930s he worked as a reporter and copy editor on the Japan Advertiser in Tokyo and the Shanghai Evening Post in China. Jane Howard (later Jane Howard Perkins) was a reporter for the Honolulu Advertiser and, after the interview referred to in the dedication, she published an editorial in the paper on October 13, 1938 calling Matsuoko "the Saviour of Asia" and praising the Japanese occupation of Manchuria as "an economic blood transfusion." She traveled to the Far East on Pan Am's maiden trans-Pacific clipper flight, where she interviewed Mme. Chang Kai-Shek and gave an eyewitness account of the Japanese bombing of China.
London: Printed for the author by Cox and Baylis, 1812. First edition, 4to, pp. , xv, , 589 ; rebound in green buckram, spine gilt, new endpapers, ex-library with withdrawn stamps on front and back of title page, library numbers and residue from removed label at base of spine, else very good and sound. Well represented in institutions, but scarce in the trade. Marsden (1754-1836), orientalist and numismatist, "during an eight years' residence in Sumatra, did good official service as sub-secretary, and afterwards as principal secretary, to the government. He amused his leisure hours by writing verses and by acting female parts in a theatre at Bencoolen built and chiefly managed by his brother. He also mastered the vernacular tongue, a study which bore fruit later," in the present volume (DNB).