New York: Crown Publishers, . First edition, unclipped dust jacket, 8vo, pp. , 341, ; very slight wrinkling of the jacket, else fine throughout. Inscribed by the author in green flair: "Robin Moore. This is a rare first edition - full of error & no sweat band shown on the beret on the cover. R. M."
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[Saigon]: Ministry of Rural Development, Cadres Directorate, 1972, 1973. Small folio, pp. 153; printed from typescript; self-wrappers, a few small tears to upper cover, else very good. At head of title" "Fatherland and People". Document translated and distributed by CORDS, 2 March, 1973. Not in OCLC.
[Washington D.C. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1968]. 4to, pp. v, , 347; numerous black & white photographic illustrations, maps in color (partial folding), charts; original blue cloth, upper cover and spine lettered in gilt; fine. Inscription on ffep signed and dated by Westmoreland, May, 1969.
Saigon: Michigan State University Advisory Group, June, 1962. 4to, pp. , 40; cover sheet; stapled wrappers (a bit soiled); near fine. Includes an Introduction, A History of Vietnam in a Nutshell; General Division of Modern Vietnamese Society; What Can Be Done for Better Understanding of Americans by Educated Vietnamese?; Vietnamese Manners and Civilities: Some Words of Advice.
Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1965-67. First edition in English, 3 volumes, 12mo, near fine in original decorative wrappers. Volume I: The Socialist Revolution in Viet Nam; volume II: Industrialization and Agriultural Co-operativization; volume III: Ideological Work, Work Among Women and Youth, Education and Scientific Research. Widely held, but a standard in the political literture of the American war in Vietnam.
Paris: Société d' Éditions, 1924. First edition, 4to, pp. , 194; full-p. map, 44 photographic plates showing 121 illustrations; original gray wrappers printed in black and red bound in; both wrappers reinforced on blank versos at the margins, very good in ca. 1968-75 Vietnamese half red morocco with gilt-lettered spine.
[Saigon: Édition du Service cartographique des F.T.E.O., Avrile 1954.]. First edition, large square 4to, pp. ; photographic illustrations throughout; some wear, a few short splits in the wrapper extremities, else very good in original brown wrappers printed in black on the upper cover. At head of title: Forces terrestres du Nord Vietnam. 2. Bureau. Issued during the final battle for France in Vietnam at Dien Bien Phu. Cornell, Arizona, and Michigan only in OCLC.
[Saigon?]: Michigan State University Viet-Nam Advisory Group, March, 1960. First edition, 4to, pp. viii, 203 leaves, printed from typescript on rectos only; keyboard illustrations, tables; ca. 1968-74 native Vietnamese full blue cloth, gilt lettering on spine; near fine copy. "Since 1947, most typewriters imported into Viet-Nam have been equipped with Franco-Vietnamese keyboards. Also, most typewriters imported with French keyboards have been converted to Franco-Vietnamese keyboards. However, Franco-Vietnamese keyboards have important inadequacies for the typing of Vietnamese ... The preliminary purpose of this study was to design a typewriter which would be best for the typing of Vietnamese. A secondary purpose was the collection and presentation of data needed by the Government should it decide to make the typewriter designed by the study the Standard Vietnamese Typewriter" - p. . A Vietnamese translation was published the same year.
Saigon: Bibliothèque de la Conférence Épiscopale du Vietnam, 1974. Tall 8vo, pp. viii, 283, ; 3 full-page illustrations, printed music; errata slip laid in; very good, sound copy in original printed wrappers. Edited by M. L'Abbé Nguyen Quang-Trong. Contains poetry, prose, song lyrics, historical essays, etc. As Saigon fell in April of 1975, no more were published. Also issued in a Vietnamese language edition.
Saigon: United States Operations Mission - A.I.D., . Staple-bound booklet, approx. 10.25" x 8", pp. ix, , 92; printed from typescript; 7 photoreproductive images; orange paper wrappers, small chips to spine, near fine. The author's copy, with his address label on upper cover. Laid in is a chart of taxes broken down by commodity.
Hanoi: Vien Dong-Phuong Bac-co Xuat Ban, 1948-49. 3 volumes in 2, 4to, text alternately in Vietnamese and French; table of alphabets, 3 maps (2 folding), 2 plates with 15 photographic illustrations on rectos and versos, 6 (of 7) folding plans, large folding table, tables and illustrations in the text, text occasionally in double column; original printed wrapper for the second volume only bound in; some toning of the text, as well as some browning and wear, but generally a good, sound set. The missing Plan du Palais Imperial is provided here in facsimile on old paper. An early Vietnamese scientific periodical, emphasizing archaeology, ethnography, philology, and history. It began publication with no. 1 in May, 1948, and ceased with no. 3 in Aug. 1949. Issued under the auspices of École francais d'Extreme-Orient.
Hanoi: Vien Dong-Phuong Bac-co Xuat Ban, 1948-49. 3 volumes, 4to, text alternately in Vietnamese and French; table of alphabets, 3 maps (2 folding), 2 plates with 15 photographic illustrations on rectos and versos, 7 folding plans including one of the Imperial Palace, large folding table, tables and illustrations in the text, text occasionally in double column; original printed wrappers; some toning of the text, as well as some browning and wear, but generally a good, sound set. An early Vietnamese scientific periodical, emphasizing archaeology, ethnography, philology, and history. It began publication with no. 1 in May, 1948, and ceased with no. 3 in Aug. 1949. Issued under the auspices of École francais d'Extreme-Orient.
Paris: École française d'Extrême-Orient, 1966. First edition, large 8vo, pp. xcvi, 479 plus a supplement paged 481-491 laid in; unopened; profusely illustrated throughout; very good or better in original printed wrappers. Issued as no. XLVII in the Publications de l'Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient series. "A well illustrated description of the colourful prints produced for festivals, based on the collections made by officers of the Ecole Francaise before 1949" (John Randall).
[Saigon]: 1969. First separate edition, 4to, pp. 104; 2 folding maps, illustrations throughout; original tan pictorial wrappers (a bit soiled), general light shelf-wear; a very good copy. Offprint of the Bulletin de la Société des Etudes Indochinoises, Nouvelle Série, Tome XLIV, No. 1. A brief history of ancient Vietnamese art. OCLC locates 5 copies in the United States.
Hanoi: Do'i Mo'i, 1944. First edition, 12mo, pp. -133, ; microfilm only in OCLC; bound with: Nguyen-Công-Hoan, Tam lòng vàng. Giao-duc. Tieu truyet. Hànoi: Ðòí Móí, 1944, pp. -133; microfilm only in OCLC. Together, 2 novels in 1 volume, pages toning, signature in red ink on the last leaf, else a very good copy in contemporary quarter green morocco over reptile-skin patterned paper-covered boards. Nguyen-Công-Hoan (1903-1977) worked as a professor in several colleges, and was politically active his entire life, but began writing early, publishing his first novel in 1920. In all, he wrote more than 200 short stories and 30 novels. He was awarded the Ho Chi Minh Prize for Literature and Art in 1996.
Ithaca, New York: Spoken Language Services, 1975. Folio, pp. xx, 366; 8 leaves of photographic illustrations, text published from typescript; original blue printed wrappers, spine toned, original price label on back; a very good copy. First published in 1953 by the American Council of Learned Societies.