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Tinderbox.  The Past and Future of Pakistan, Akbar, M.J.
1 Akbar, M.J. Tinderbox. The Past and Future of Pakistan
Sydney Harper Collins 2011 0732294681 / 9780732294687 1st Edition Trade Paperback 
Very Good condition. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs. 376 pages ID286837 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Views of 18th Century China Costumes: History: Customs, Alexander, William & Mason, George Henry
2 Alexander, William & Mason, George Henry Views of 18th Century China Costumes: History: Customs
London Studio Editions 1988 1851701311 / 9781851701315 1st thus Hardback 
Folio Size [38x28cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with full page colour plates. Foreword by Lord Maclehose 223 pages Compiled from their respective books, published in the early 1800s, incorporates the engravings and observations made by two eminent travellers, Alexander, who was a draughtsman attached to the British Embassy, and Mason, a soldier. ID296560 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Tales From the South China Seas. Images of the British in South-East Asia in the Twentieth Century, Allen, Charles [Editor]
3 Allen, Charles [Editor] Tales From the South China Seas. Images of the British in South-East Asia in the Twentieth Century
London Andre Deutsch 1983 0233975047 / 9780233975047 1st Edition Hardback 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings. 240 pages ID186354 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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4 Barber, Noel The Fall of Shanghai. The Communist Takeover of 1949
London Macmillan 1979 0333247817 / 9780333247815 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 with just a little bumping to bottom corners. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 251 pages ID185165 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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The Siege of Delhi.  Mutiny Memories of an Old Officer, Barter, Richard
5 Barter, Richard The Siege of Delhi. Mutiny Memories of an Old Officer
London The Folio Society 1984 1st thus Cloth Boards 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in a Very Good Slipcase. Bound in canvas cloth and printed lithographically with a contemporary engraving. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs/plates 130 pages ID235687 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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Lady Raffles By Effort & Virtue, Bastin, John
6 Bastin, John Lady Raffles By Effort & Virtue
Singapore National Museum Singapore 1999 3rd Impression Hardback 
12mo [approx 12.7x18.7cm]. Very Good condition. No dustjacket as issued. Illustrated with colour and black & white plates. 122 pages ID290487 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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China Japan and Korea, Bland, J.O.P.
7 Bland, J.O.P. China Japan and Korea
London William Heinemann 1921 1st Edition Hardback 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition. No dustjacket. Neat bookplate to front pastedown. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Title page has offsetting [from tissue guard over frontispiece]. Nice copy. 327 pages ID293485 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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The Messiah and the Mandarins: Mao Tsetung and the Ironies of Power, Bloodworth, Dennis
8 Bloodworth, Dennis The Messiah and the Mandarins: Mao Tsetung and the Ironies of Power
New York Atheneum 1982 0689112971 / 9780689112973 1st Edition Hardback 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Light wear to dustjacket edges and corners. xvi, 331 pages Recounts the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution and the struggle between the Maoist perpetual revolution and the more cautious Communist Mandarinate of Chou En-Lai. ID287587 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Zhu Rongji and the Transformation of Modern China, Brahm, Laurence J.
9 Brahm, Laurence J. Zhu Rongji and the Transformation of Modern China
Singapore John Wiley & Sons 2002 0470820632 / 9780470820636 1st Edition Hardback 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. An excellent copy. 302 pages Zhu Rongji is a prominent Chinese politician who served as the Mayor and Party chief in Shanghai between 1987 and 1991, before serving as Vice-Premier and then the fifth Premier of the People's Republic of China from March 1998 to March 2003. ID276259 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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10 Butterfield, Fox China Alive in the Bitter Sea
London Hodder & Stoughton 1982 0340262397 / 9780340262399 1st UK Edition Hardback 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ has a minor abrasion to front panel & is now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 468 pages ID148783 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Empress Dowager CIXI. The Concubine Who Launched Modern China, Chang, Jung
11 Chang, Jung Empress Dowager CIXI. The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
London Jonathan Cape 2013 0224087444 / 9780224087445 Reprint Trade Paperback 
Very Good condition. Illustrated with colour and black & white plates. xiii, 436 pages Empress Dowager CIXI is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age. ID277986 
Price: 13.00 AUD
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A History of Modern Burma, Charney, Michael
12 Charney, Michael A History of Modern Burma
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2009 0521617588 / 9780521617581 1st Edition Softcover 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition.Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 241 pages The first general history of Modern Burma in over 5 decades. Tracing the highs and lows of Burmas history. ID296378 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Inside Afghanistan After The Taliban.  The Punishment of Virtue., Chaynes, Sarah
13 Chaynes, Sarah Inside Afghanistan After The Taliban. The Punishment of Virtue.
St Lucia University of Queensland Press 2006 0702235881 / 9780702235887 Reprint Trade Paperback 
Very Good condition. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 386 pages 'The Punishment of Virtue' charts the course of a story whose tragic climax was not inevitable, but rather was the result of misguided and shortsighed policies. ID291262 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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14 Ching, Frank Ancestors. 900 Years in the Life of a Chinese Family
London Rider 2009 1846041775 / 9781846041778 Reprint Softcover 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Illustrated with Black and White plates. 541 pages The history offered in this book is not just that of a family but also China's political, cultural, military and social history over thirty-four generations and nearly a milennium. ID274112 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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China Live Two Decades in the Heart of the Dragon, CHINOY, Mike
15 CHINOY, Mike China Live Two Decades in the Heart of the Dragon
Atlanta Turner Publishing 1997 1570363609 / 9781570363603 1st Edition Hardcover 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 397pages. ID11477 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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16 Clayre, Alasdair The Heart of the Dragon
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1985 039535336X / 9780395353363 1st U.S. Ed Hardback 
Quarto Size. VERY GOOD in VERY GOOD Dustjacket. DJ protected in Mylar cover. Colour and black & white illustrations. 281 pages The most comprehensive and revealing portrait of the Chinese ever made. ID217337 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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17 Collison, Kerry B. Indonesian Gold
Hartwell, Victoria Sid Harta Publishers 2002 0957870930 / 9780957870932 1st Edition Trade Paperback 
Very Good condition. Light wear to edges and corners. 624 pages Depicts Kalimantan and its ethnic tribes as they resist Moslem migrants from poorer Indonesian islands and reveals the extent of devastation visited upon the indigenous peoples by multinational mining companies. ID273373 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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The Lion and the Dragon: British Voices from the China Coast, Cook, Christopher
18 Cook, Christopher The Lion and the Dragon: British Voices from the China Coast
London Elm Tree Books 1985 024111411X / 9780241114117 1st Edition Hardback 
Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Maps to endpapers. 184 pages An examination of the lives and work of British people who worked for Butterfield and Swire, one of the great trading companies of the China Coast during the two world wars. ID297145 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Journal of my Service in India, Corneille, John Major; Edited by Michael Edwardes
19 Corneille, John Major; Edited by Michael Edwardes Journal of my Service in India
London The Folio Society 1966 1st thus Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in a Very Good Slipcase. Bookplate to the preliminary pages. Black & white illustrations by B. S. Biro. Edited and with an Introduction by Michael Edwardes. 181 pages The author's account of his service in eighteenth-century India. ID290885 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Return of a King. The Battle for Afghanistan, Dalrymple, Wiliam
20 Dalrymple, Wiliam Return of a King. The Battle for Afghanistan
New York Alfred A Knopf 2013 0307958280 / 9780307958280 1st Edition Hardback 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with colour plates. 515 pages The definitive analysis of the First Afghan War of 1839 told through the lives of the unforgettable characters on all sides and using for the first time contemporary Afghan accounts on the conflict. ID296768 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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