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The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon, Morris, Ivan (Translated and Edited by)
61 Morris, Ivan (Translated and Edited by) The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon
London The Folio Society 1979 1st thus Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in a Good Slipcase. The slipcase has tape repairs to the edges and is lightly faded at opening. The gilt title on the book spine is a little rubbed. Bookplate to Front Free End paper. Illustrated with lovely colour illustrations by Jasper Deane. 269 pages A book of observations and musings recorded by Sei Shonagon during her time as court lady to Empress Consort Teishi during the 990s and early 1000s in Heian Japan. ID290884 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Heirs to Tibet. Travels among the exiles in India, Powell, Andrew
62 Powell, Andrew Heirs to Tibet. Travels among the exiles in India
London Heinemann 1992 0434599328 / 9780434599325 1st Edition Hardcover 
Octavo Size. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. 384 pages. While the Chinese have been striving to show that the standard of living in Tibet has improved and human rights violations minimized, the testimonies of those who escaped from Tibet tell a different story. ID253964 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Tiananmen Diary : Thirteen Days in June, Salisbury, H.E.
63 Salisbury, H.E. Tiananmen Diary : Thirteen Days in June
London Unwin Paperbacks 1989 0044406193 / 9780044406198 1st thus Softcover 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition - Card Covers. Previous owner's details to preliminary pages. 176 pages An unrivalled account of the Tiananmen Square demonstrations and subsequent massacre by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. ID292507 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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64 Salisbury, Harrison E. Orbit of China
London Secker & Warburg 1967 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Black & white illustrations. 222 pages ID276256 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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China The Land of the Heavenly Dragon, Shaughnessy, Edward L. [Editor]
65 Shaughnessy, Edward L. [Editor] China The Land of the Heavenly Dragon
London Duncan Baird Publications 2000 1900131544 / 9781900131544 1st Edition Hardback 
Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. A very nice copy. Illustrated with colour photographs and drawings. 256 pages China's history, society and beliefs from prehistory to the end of imperial power in 1912. ID274425 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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66 Simpfendorfer, Ben The New Silk Road How a Rising Arab World Is Turning Away from the West and Rediscovering China
Basingstoke, Hampshire Palgrave MacMillan 2009 0230580262 / 9780230580268 1st UK Edition Hardback 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Near Fine copy in Near Fine dustjacket. DJ now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. An excellent copy. 202 pages A ground-breaking study of the changes taking place in the Arab world and in China. Based on both first-hand accounts and analysis this book offers an unrivalled view of how the Arab world is turning away from the West and toward China. ID270158 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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67 Singh, Daljit & Arasu, V.T. Singapore An Illustrated History 1941-1984
Singapore Ministry of Culture Singapore 1984 0099717540305 Hardback 
Quarto Size. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs. Bookplate to Front Free End paper 397 pages ID243935 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Land of the Moonflower, Sparrow, Gerald
68 Sparrow, Gerald Land of the Moonflower
London Elek Books 1955 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. No dustjacket. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 242 pages The author's biographical story of Siam and Thailand from the 1930's through his imprisonment by the Japanese during WW2 until his return in the early 1950s. An entertaining and sympathetic description of the country and its people. ID199923 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Ladies in the Sun. The Memsahibs' India, 1790-1860, Stanford, J.K. [Editor]
69 Stanford, J.K. [Editor] Ladies in the Sun. The Memsahibs' India, 1790-1860
London Galley Press 1962 1st UK Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ has a slightly sunned spine and a small stain to bottom corner of front flap & is now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Black & white illustrations. 145 pages In India at that time cholera, smallpox, plague, dysentery and fevers took an appalling toll. So what brought these English ladies to their strange destiny? How did they pass the long days in the hot weather, or the equally tedious weeks of rain? What did they wear, eat, think and say? ID284500 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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70 Start, Daniel The Open Cage - The Ordeal of the Irian Jaya Hostages.
London Harper Collins 1997 0002558483 / 9780002558488 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in plastic cover. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs. Previous owner's name/details to front free endpaper. 338 pages ID222669 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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71 Steinberg, Rafael Postscript from Hiroshima
London Hamish Hamilton 1966 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size. Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dustjacket. Dustjacket protected. Illustrated with b/w photographs. 84pages. ID141601 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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72 SWAYNE-THOMAS, April INDIAN SUMMER A Mem-sahib in India and Sind
London New English Library 1981 0450048500 / 9780450048500 1st Edition Hardcover 
Quarto Size. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in plastic cover. DJ chipped. Colour and black & white illustrations. [price-clipped] 176 pages ID233591 
Price: 16.50 AUD
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Japan's Cultural History.  A Perspective., Tazawa, Yutaka, Matsubara, Saburo Et Al
73 Tazawa, Yutaka, Matsubara, Saburo Et Al Japan's Cultural History. A Perspective.
Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs 1981 Reprint Softcover 
Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition. Previous owners details to Front Free End Papers. Illustrated with Colour photographs. 120 pages This book is an attempt to trace the developmental process of the Japanese Culture in terms of its origins and historical periods and to define more closely what is frequently referred to as the "uniqueness" of Japan's cultural heritage. ID291471 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Shanghai Fury.  Australian Heroes of Revolutionary China, Thompson, Peter
74 Thompson, Peter Shanghai Fury. Australian Heroes of Revolutionary China
Sydney William Heinemann 2011 1864711833 / 9781864711837 1st Edition Hardback 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Fine copy in Fine dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic cover. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 532 pages Published for the 100th anniversary of the 1911 Chinese Revolution, this book places Australian voices and Australian characters at the heart of China's modern history. ID263704 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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75 Volmer, John E; Keall, E.J,; Nagai-Berthrong, E. Silk Roads. China Ships. An Exhibition of East-West Trade
Toronto Royal Ontario Museum 1983 0888543018 / 9780888543011 1st Edition Softcover 
Small Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 25cm]. Very Good condition. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs. Gift inscription and previous owner's details to half-title page. xvi ,240 pages An exhibition of objects which chronicle the cultural, economic, political and social effects of trade between the Orient and the West through nineteen centuries. ID274402 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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On The Long March as Guard to Chou En--lai, Wei Kuo-lu
76 Wei Kuo-lu On The Long March as Guard to Chou En--lai
Peking Foreign Languages Press 1978 1st Edition Softcover 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Good Condition. Card wraps. Some age-discolouration to spine and some very mild scattered foxing to rear endpapers and flaps. Illustrated with Black and White plates. Fold-out map to rear. 104 pages ID297131 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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CHINA'S REVOLUTIONARY WAR, Wilson, Dick
77 Wilson, Dick CHINA'S REVOLUTIONARY WAR
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson (Academic) 1991 0297820648 / 9780297820642 Reprint Softcover 
Octavo Size. Very Good condition. Black & white illustrations/maps. Page edges faintlyy age-toned. 194 pages ID217589 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Chinese Heritage, Wu, K. C.
78 Wu, K. C. The Chinese Heritage
New York Crown Publishers 1982 051754475X / 9780517544754 1st US Edition Hardback 
Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Mild offsetting to endpapers and tiny red remainder dot to base. Previous owner's details to front pastedown and title page (neat stamp). Several black & white maps. 496 pages A new and provocative view of the origins of Chinese society. ID297011 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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