n.p. n.d. . Color woodblock print, approximately 14½ x 10 inches, of an English couple beneath a running header of Japanese text. Ushitora did a number of prints of foreigners. Sometimes, as in this print, above the image, there is depicted is a list of foreign vocabulary. In top row are Japanese words, below which appears phonetic approximation of (in this case) the English pronunciation of the word.
January 29, 2019 eList: Asia
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1878. 8vo, pp. 403, , 4; 3 folded maps in pockets on front and rear pastedowns; original red pictorial cloth stamped in black and gilt, brown glazed endpapers; cloth mottled from damp, edges rubbed, maps show splitting along folds, edges rather ragged; some damage to front pastedown from previously removed bookplate; textblock uniformly toned, else fine. See Yakushi B631a for the first (London, 1876) edition.
New York: Harper & Brothers, n.d., [ca. 1880]. 8vo, pp. 403, , 4; 3 folded maps in cover pockets, original red pictorial cloth stamped in black and gilt, brown glazed endpapers; spine a bit spotted else very good. Maps show minor splitting along folds. See Yakushi B631a for the first (London, 1876) edition.
London: John Murray, 1906. First edition, 8vo, pp. viii, , 410; original blue cloth, spine gilt; a few tears to cloth at spine, upper hinge cracked; a good, sound copy. Vambéry argues against the accepted notion that the Russian, being semi-Asiatic themselves, were better fitted to "civilize" Asia than were the "stiff, proud" English.
Saigon: Bac-Viet Tu'o'ng-Te Hoi, 1963. Edition limited to 200 copies of which this is no. 34, 8vo, pp. 227; frontispiece, maps, illustrations, tables, and charts throughout; original red pictorial wrappers (a bit soiled), shelf wear, minor damage to back wrapper from removal of label, corners bumped and creased; interior very good. Text in Vietnamese, some Chinese. Cover subtitle: "Tran Trieu Hien Thanh Hu'ng Dao Dai Vu'o'ng". The biography of Tran Hu'ng Dao (1228-1300), Supreme Commander of Dai Viet during the Tran Dynasty, best known for his repelling of 2 separate Mongol invasions.
[Saigon: Tho’i Luan, 1956.]. First edition in English, 8vo, pp. 130, ; original printed wrappers, both wrappers with some worming, barely touching any letterpress; all else good or better. Numerous interesting contemporary interlineal annotations in pencil by a native Vietnamese speaker. Translated from "Preuves sanglantes" by the staff of the newspaper Tho’i Luan, Saigon, the editior of which was Nghiêm-Xuân-Thien and dedicated "To all those who have not been able to escape from the Communist hell."
[Saigon?]: ASAID/ADPA/LGB, 1968, 1970. October 1970 revision, folio, mixed pagination; tables and charts throughout; original blue printed wrappers (coffee stains), ownership signature at top left-hand corner of upper cover; minor damage from previous rusted previously removed paper clips, many of which remain. Short title: "The Blue Book". This edition not in OCLC.
[Saigon]: Ministry of Land Reform, Agriculture & Fishery Development, Agricultural Development Bank of Vietnam, April, 1971. Folio, mixed pagination; maps and charts throughout; original cream printed wrappers (soiled), general light edge wear else a fine copy. Former owner Ralph W. Clark, livestock analyst of USAID, with his useful pencil marginalia throughout. Cornell only in OCLC.
Lyon: A. Rey, 1911. First edition, 8vo, pp. , 224, ; 16 folding tables at the back, numerous tables in the text, original printed wrappers bound in; contemporary half black calf over marbled boards; last few pages slightly defective in the fore-margin, slight nibbling at the top outer corner of the rear board; all else good and sound, or better.
[Saigon: n.d., [ca. 1914-15.]. 8vo, folding plate, 20-page extract from Revue Indochinoise (as are all the following); [ bound with:] L'astrologie chez les Annamites, by G. Dumoutier, 26-p. extract, illustrated throughout; [bound with:] La fete du village de Yen-Lang et le bonze tu dao-hahn, by Pham Quyhn, 8-page extract, 2 plates; [bound with:] Une soiree au theatre Annamite, by Edmond Gras, 6-p. extract, 6 plates (1 in color); [bound with:] L'insurrection de Gia-Dinh 1832-1834, by J. Silvestre, 37-page extract. Together in later native Vioetnamese half blue morocco, gilt-lettered spine; 1 plate and 4 pages of text loose (but present), pages toning, else very good.
[San Diego: General Dynamics, General Atomic Division, n.d., ca. 1958,]. 4to,  p.l., 80 leaves; printed from typescript on rectos only; 16 full-page graphs, tables, maps and illustrations; tables in the text; lacking the rear wrapper, else very good in laminate front wrapper. A proposal for the nuclear facility at Dalat, estimated cost $749,735. Not in OCLC.
Saigon: Cong Dan, 1958. First edition, 8vo, pp. [iii]-viii, 164; pages toned, a few annotations in pencil, previous owner's name in pen on back free endpaper; original printed wrappers (soiled), minor damage to front cover, discrete tape repair to spine head; good or better. "Recalls the savage and shameful tactics and maneuvers of the Communists in North Viet-nam and denouncing all the barbarous acts of a totalitarian system" (Foreword).
Paris: Société d'éditions géographiques, maritimes et coloniales, 1925. First edition, 8vo, pp. xiv, 254; 10 plates from photographs; several short nicks in the spine, else very good in original cream wrappers printed in black and red; Bangkok bookseller ticket inside front wrapper. Hunting in Vietnam: tigers, panthers, elephants, etc... With a preface by Général Berdoulat.
[n.p.]: 1960. Extrait du Bulletin de la Société des Études Indochinoises. Nouvelle Série, tome XXXV, No. 3; 4to, pp. 30; 3 folding maps, numerous black and white photographs; inscribed by the author to the French Ambassador of Vietnam on front endpaper. Some toning at edges, small ink mark on upper rear cover, else very good in original printed wrappers. This edition not in OCLC.
[Saigon: Bùi-trong-Thúc], 1963. First edition, 8vo, pp. 188, ; errata slip tipped in; map, illustrations from photographs throughout; printing on wrappers flaking away, all else near fine in original decorative wrappers. Cao Lãnh is the capital city of Dong Thap province, Vietnam; however, prior to 1975, Cao Lanh was the capital of the Kien Phong province, in the Mekong Delta region of South Vietnam. In February 1976, Kien Phong was merged with Sa Dec province to become Dong Thap province. Sa Dec became the capital city of the new province. Cao Lanh replaced Sa Dec as the capital since April 24, 1994, and became a city since October 2007.
[Saigon: Gam Hoa, 1969]. Small folio, pp. 110; chiefly photographic illustrations; original brown pictorial wrappers, shelf wear, chips along spine, corners a bit bumped and worn, ownership signature on ffep, else interior mostly fine. A pictorial study of the Vietnamese Central Highlands and its peoples.