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Essentially Oriental: R.H. Blyth Selection, Blyth, R.H. Edited by Kuniyoshi Munakata and Michael Guest
1 Blyth, R.H. Edited by Kuniyoshi Munakata and Michael Guest Essentially Oriental: R.H. Blyth Selection
Tokyo The Hokuseido Press 4590009536 / 9784590009537 First Hardcover Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Octavo 
xvii, 326 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dw, and a shallow scratch to rear panel. Small dent to upper edge of front board. Very shallow creases to corners of first two leaves. All else as new. Examples of and commentary on Chinese ghost stories, Korean short stories, Zen parables, haiku. "Blyth's illuminating commentary and his essays on history, culture and aesthetics reflect his quest to understand and experience the poetic life within Eastern culture." Illustrated with b/w plates. 
Price: 48.00 AUD
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Vanished Kingdoms: A Woman Explorer in Tibet, China, and Mongolia 1921-1925, Cabot, Mabel H.
2 Cabot, Mabel H. Vanished Kingdoms: A Woman Explorer in Tibet, China, and Mongolia 1921-1925
New York Aperture 2003 1931788081 / 9781931788083 Third Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Landscape Quarto 
190 pp. Extremely light creasing to upper edge of unclipped dj. Dents to lower edges of boards. Faint stain (possibly sticker residue) to front pastedown. Internally as new. The explorations and photographs (colour and b/w) of Janet and Frederick Wulsin. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Aliya: Stories of the Elephants of Sri Lanka, Cannon, Teresa, and Peter Davis. Foreword by Arthur C. Clarke
3 Cannon, Teresa, and Peter Davis. Foreword by Arthur C. Clarke Aliya: Stories of the Elephants of Sri Lanka
Ferntree Gully, Victoria Australia Airavata Press 1995 064621408X / 9780646214085 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Folio 
xii, 179 pp. A little shallow scuffing and creasing to unclipped dj. Shallow scratches to lower (rear) panel. Faint yellowing to upper edge of text block. All else as new. "...(E)xtensively researched and lavishly illustrated. The authors take us from the ancient beliefs through the colonial periods and into modern times." 
Price: 43.00 AUD
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4 Chesneaux, Jean, Translated by Malcolm Salmon The Vietnamese Nation: Contribution to a History
Sydney Current Book Distributors Pty. Ltd. 1966 First Thus Cloth Good+ Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
231 pp. DW (now protected) is worn on covers and edges and torn along the top edge. Book has foxing on edges and discoloured top edge. Bright and tightly bound inside. History of Vietnam from antiquity (300 BC) to the mid-1960s. Map, index. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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5 Cronin, Leonard A Journey Through Ancient Kingdoms & Natural Wonders
New South Wales Reed Australia 1995 0730104885 / 9780730104889 First Paperback Good+ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
256 pp. Creasing to front and rear covers. Edgewear to wraps. Spine uncreased. Gatefold flaps. Internally unmarked and tightly bound. Illustrated with colour maps and photos. The World Heritage Sites of Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Kanji Kanji, Editorial Staff, The East Magazine
6 Editorial Staff, The East Magazine Kanji Kanji
Tokyo The East Publications 1972 Second Printing Hard Cover Good Good Octavo Ban Kojin 
191 pp. Light general and edgewear (creasing, a few small chips, discolouration esp. along upper edge), to unclipped dj. Boards square and clean. Light discolouration to edges of text block. Prev. owners' details embossed on ffep; another prev. owner's name to half-title page. One or two small splotches, and a shallow crease, to first few pages. Text is clean, bright, solidly bound. Calligraphy-based b/w ink paintings throughout. "Reveals the secrets of Chinese characters and the stories and legends that surround them in a manner so interesting you won't be able to forget them." 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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7 Glass, Charles Tribes with Flags - A Journey Curtailed
London, United Kingdom Martin Secker & Warburg, Limited 1990 0436181304 / 9780436181306 First Hard Cover Near Fine Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
510pp. "A literary and spiritual ramble through the former Arab lands of the Ottoman Empire." Excellent internally, only very light edgewear to boards. Dustjacket is not worn or torn, but unfortunately the laminate which covers is has begun to warp on the front cover, creating ridges. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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8 Greenlees, Don, and Robert Garran Deliverance
Crows Nest NSW Allen & Unwin 2002 1865083674 / 9781865083674 First Paperback Very Good + 8vo 
xvi, 375 pp. Light scuffing to lower edge of text block. Internally as new. 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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9 Hearn, L. (Edited with Notes By I. Nishizaki) Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan
Japan The Hokuseido Press First Thus? Paperback Near Fine Good+ 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
88pp. No date, c1970s-1980s. White wraps with purple border design to front cover, in light yellow thin paper dustjacket with brown border design. Book is in excellent condition, dustjacket is lightly worn with some faded stains, and a small (5mm sq.) missing portion near the spine. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Paths in Dreams: Selected Prose and Poetry of Ho Chi-Fang, Ho, Ch'i-fang. Translated and edited by Bonnie S. McDougall
10 Ho, Ch'i-fang. Translated and edited by Bonnie S. McDougall Paths in Dreams: Selected Prose and Poetry of Ho Chi-Fang
St Lucia University of Queensland Press 1976 0702212601 / 9780702212604 First Hard Cover Good Good Octavo 
x, 244 pp. General and edgewear to unclipped dj. Edges of black boards rubbed; corners a little bumped. Edges of text block tanned and scuffed. Internally unmarked, solidly bound. 7, Asian & Pacific Writing Series. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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Video Night in Kathmandu: And Other Reports from the Not-So-Far East, Iyer, Pico
11 Iyer, Pico Video Night in Kathmandu: And Other Reports from the Not-So-Far East
London Bloomsbury 1988 0747501831 / 9780747501831 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
376 pp. Light edgewear to unclipped dw. foxing and scuffing to upper edge of text block. All else as new. "To travel with Iyer is to be constantly awakened, to be introduced to a rich variety of individuals and discover through their memorable acquaintance the seductions and ironies of today's Asian cultures -- and our own." 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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12 Lingle, Christopher The Rise and Decline of the Asian Century: False Starts on the Path to the Global Millennium
Barcelona Sirocco 1997 848580953 First Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Octavo Inscribed by Author
viii, 220 pp. Light general and edgewear to laminated boards. Internally as new. 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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13 Milner, Anthony, and Mary Quilty, editors Australia in Asia: Communities of Thought
Oxford and Melbourne Oxford University Press Australia 1998 0195536711 / 9780195536713 Facsimile Edition Paperback Very Good + Octavo 
xi, 212 pp. Very light general and edgewear to wrappers. Spine uncreased. Faint discolouration to edges of text block. Internally as new. Contributors: Geremie Barme on China; Leith Morton on Japan; James Cotton on Korea; Craig Reynolds on Thailand; David Reeve on Indonesia; Anthony Milner on Malaysia; Judith Brett on Australia. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Peaks and Lamas, Pallis, Marco
14 Pallis, Marco Peaks and Lamas
London Cassell 1942 Third (Revised) Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Octavo 
xx, 428 pp. Black boards with gilt lettering to spine show light general and edgewear, including some fraying to corners and head/heel of spine. Edges of text block foxed (upper edge tinted red). Light marginal foxing throughout; plates are not affected. Otherwise internally unmarked. Eps torn (not too messily) along front hinge, but binding is solid throughout. Prev. owner's bookplate to front pastedown. With one plate in colour, ninety-five photogravure illustrations, and three maps. Index. Tibet in the 1930s, with an emphasis on religion and culture. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Politics of Terrorism: The Sri Lanka Experience, Ratnatunga, Sinha
15 Ratnatunga, Sinha Politics of Terrorism: The Sri Lanka Experience
Belconnen, ACT International Fellowship for Social and Economic Development 1988 0858893193 / 9780858893191 First Paperback Very Good Octavo 
xx, 417 pp. Very light edgewear to illustrated covers. Lower corner lightly bumped. A few faint splotches to edges of text block. Internally unmarked, tightly bound. Illustrated with b/w photos in plates and b/w maps in the text. "The theme of the book is the manner in which the cry for a separate state started; how it is supported; from where the funds come to sustain it; the significant role India plays in its attitude towards Sri Lanka; and the support South India gives to the terrorist movement." 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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The Cultural Background of the Peoples of Malaya, Ryan, N. J.
16 Ryan, N. J. The Cultural Background of the Peoples of Malaya
Kuala Lumpur Longmans of Malaya 1962 Paperback Good Octavo 
184 pp., incl. appendices and index. Cover a little worn, pages slightly stained and creased at edges, inkblots on a couple of pages, but text is bright and unmarked. Sections include Historical Summary, The Malays, The Chinese, The Indians, and The West. Appendices are Malay Words from Sanskrit, Cock-fighting, and The Festival of the Moon Cakes. Maps and b/w illustrations throughout. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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17 Storz, Moni Lai Notes to My Sister
Singapore Times Books International 1994 9812044523 / 9789812044525 First Paperback Very Good 12mo Inscribed by Author
87 pp. Light edgewear and a few creases to illustrated wraps. Spine uncreased. Upper and fore-edges of text block very slightly yellowed. Inscribed by author to half-title page. Internally as new. "A humorous account of a singular woman's childhood angst and yearnings in a man's world." 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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18 Victor, Barbara The Lady: Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Laureate and Burma's Prisoner
USA Faber and Faber 1998 0571199445 / 9780571199440 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
226 pp. Yellowing to page edges and margins. Boards and dustjacket both with very light edgewear. Dustjacket, now protected in archival mylar, is not clipped. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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19 Welsh, Frank A History of Hong Kong
Hammersmith, London Harper Collins 1997 000638871X / 9780006388715 Revised Paperback Very Good 12mo 
652 pp. Light edgewear to illustrated wraps; crease to upper front cover. Spine uncreased and square. Remainder mark to lower edge of text block. Internally as new. Illustrated with b/w plates. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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20 Yasuda, Yoshinori, and Vasant Shinde, editors Monsoon and Civilization
New Delhi Roli Books 2004 817436305X / 9788174363053 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good + Quarto 
440 pp. Very light edgewear to illustrated unclipped dustwrapper. Book is as new. Maps, diagrams, colour photos throughout. Weighs over 2 kg. Postage AU$9.50 within Australia. History of climate change, "with special reference to the monsoon during the Pleistocene and Holocene and human responses. ...[T]opics covered include methods of analysing data for reconstructing past climatic sequences [and] the monsoon's effect on religious, social and economic history." 
Price: 60.00 AUD
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