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1 ANCESTORS: 900 YEARS IN TH ELIFE OF A CHINESE FAMILY Ching, , Frank
Morehouse-Gorham Company 068804461 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Genealogy; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 528 pages; Book still packed in original plastic shrink wrapped cover. Isbn 068804461; 0 2364 
Price: 14.05 USD
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CHINA, Harry Schwartz
2 CHINA Harry Schwartz
Atheneum 1965 Presumed 1st Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 0 14718 
Price: 14.05 USD
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EIGHTEEN CAPITALS OF CHINA., Gill, William Edgar
3 EIGHTEEN CAPITALS OF CHINA. Gill, William Edgar
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1911 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Photographs; 429 pages; 8vo, orig color pictorial gilt-lettered salmon cloth, t. E. G. , other edges untrimmed. Extremities slightly scuffed, d/j (a few small tears at edges). Maps, photo plates, other illustrations. Slight discoloration to endpapers. Pub advt/order form of 36pp inserted. 139 illustrations. Top edge gilt. Publisher's brochure/order form laid in. ; 0 35044 
Price: 1034.00 USD
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4 ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CHINA TODAY: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO THE TRADE, INDUSTRY, GEOGRAPHY, POLITICS & CULTURE OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA. Kaplan, , F. M. ; Sobin, J. M. & Andors, S. Intro. by J. S. Service.
Eurasia Press Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Color Illustrations; Hardbound 4to cloth covered with illustrated dustjacket. 334pp; 5 2357 
Price: 14.05 USD
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GREAT CHANGES IN A MOUNTAIN VILLAGE: A NOVEL IN TWO VOLUMES, VOLUME 1 & 2, Li-Po, Chou. translated by Derek Bryan.
5 GREAT CHANGES IN A MOUNTAIN VILLAGE: A NOVEL IN TWO VOLUMES, VOLUME 1 & 2 Li-Po, Chou. translated by Derek Bryan.
Peking Foreign Languages Press 1961 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Ex-Library; Color Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 352 pages; Inoffensive embossed library stamp on title page of vol I only, otherwise clean. DJ's with shallow losses at head and tail of spine/ ; 0 33986 
Price: 211.50 USD
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KWEILIN KWANGSI PROVINCE; AN AMERICAN ARTIST IN CHINA;  [Lbc], George, Thomas
6 KWEILIN KWANGSI PROVINCE; AN AMERICAN ARTIST IN CHINA; [Lbc] George, Thomas
Betty Parsons Gallery 1975 First Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by George, Thomas 
Chinese Art; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tal; 16 pages; This is a limited edtion catalogue printed in a run of 500. Aprox 11 x 16" ; 0 28538 
Price: 37.55 USD
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LETTERS FROM A VISITOR TO CHINA., Joan Robinson
7 LETTERS FROM A VISITOR TO CHINA. Joan Robinson
Cambridge, England Students' Bookshops, 1954 First Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; Slender 35 page pamphlet with shallow chipping alnog bottom edge. Lending copy message inked at top of front cover. ; 0 33989 
Price: 46.95 USD
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THE HORIZON HISTORY OF CHINA, Fitzgerald, C. P.
8 THE HORIZON HISTORY OF CHINA Fitzgerald, C. P.
NY American Heritage Publishing Co, Inc. 1969 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Color Illustrations; 4to; 415 pages; 0 13393 
Price: 14.05 USD
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THE MEMORIAL HYMN BOOK (ENGLISH/CHINESE TEXT)   (G), Woodruff, A.
9 THE MEMORIAL HYMN BOOK (ENGLISH/CHINESE TEXT) (G) Woodruff, A.
Shanghai Presbyterian Mission Press 1888 Presumed 1st Flexible cloth Very Good with no dust jacket 
CHINA; Hymns; Orient; RELIGION; Presbyterian; CHINESE Language; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9"; 277 pages; Flexible blue cloth; light wear. Scattered foxing, printed on thin paper with simple sewn binding. English/Chinese text. Gives close to 300 hymns in Chinese characters. English language table of contents and hymn headings. Five pages in English, the rest in Chinese. No copies found OCLC, AE. Library of Congress etc. Exceedingly scarce. Graphic of text is available. ; 0 26331 
Price: 751.95 USD
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THE OLD CHINA BOOK INCLUDING STAFFORDSHIRE, WEDGEWOOD, LUSTRE, AND OTHER ENGLISH POTERY AND PORCELAIN, Moore, N. Hudson.
10 THE OLD CHINA BOOK INCLUDING STAFFORDSHIRE, WEDGEWOOD, LUSTRE, AND OTHER ENGLISH POTERY AND PORCELAIN Moore, N. Hudson.
NY Tudor Publishing Company 1944 Reprint Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Photographs; 8vo; Red cloth; 0 11778 
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THESE MINOR MONUMENTS; FRESH LIGHTS ON CHINA APPRECIATION, Wolseley, Cecilia and Felicia Schuster.
11 THESE MINOR MONUMENTS; FRESH LIGHTS ON CHINA APPRECIATION Wolseley, Cecilia and Felicia Schuster.
Arco 1971 0668024089 / 9780668024082 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 115 pages; 0 23135 
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BOOK COLLECTING

Almost from time immemorial book collecting, and before that manuscript collecting, and before that anything that you could scratch or carve a message on, has been the subject of much interest. Today we have many categories of book collecting- Fancy bindings, Religious books, Philosophy books, Mystery books, Modern 1st editions, Leather bound books, Textbooks, Early readers, Archaeology books, Art books, Children's books and numberless others. You need not break the bank on 15th and 16th century works. There are some areas that are not yet popular and have a lot of growing to do. Alice in Wonderland with it's endless editions and artists is a fertile field for study as is Disney and Pinocchio. Religious books are now enjoying a greatly increased following. Early readers have a ways to go in appreciation yet. Poetry works may be on the decline a bit though still holding firm. Areas that appear unexploited at this time are Salesman's Dummy books. These are typically turn of the century or early 20th century works comprising highlights of several books. They were designed for salesmen to take orders with. These frequently included covers, spines, limited amounts of text and a good supply of illustrations from each featured book all bound together. Currently these are cheap out of all proportion to their scarcity. Search and you shall find in the land where the Princes of Serendip reign. ARC's (Advance review Copies) are also scarce relative to their key role in publication. These usually contain uncorrected proofs of the book to be issued, often along with author's signatures. They usually sell, even signed, at a considerable discount to the First Edition work which actually came later. Local Cookbooks such as published for church groups, clubs, etc. are now very low priced. You have to have a game plan here or risk being overwhelmed by the mass of cheap material now out there. Beeton's 1907 magazine, arguably the most highly valued magazine is popular for pritning "A Study in Scarlet", Sherlock Holmes first appearance in print. This sold in 1929 for a few shillings, about 1974 it achieved 80L at auction. A couple of years ago it exeeded $150,000 when sold at auction. Early magazines with their appearances of Edgar Alan Poe, Frank Baum, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer and the Wyeths among hundreds of coveted authors and artists in print are a fertile field. The best children's collection assembled was put together by a poorly paid school teacher in the the years when Children's books were not considered suitable for serious collectors. Today that collection resides at Yale to world acclaim. There is such a large world out there. Pick your specialty, buy quality, and your search will be a happy one and your rewards many.
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