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Transactions of the Hongkong Medical Society, Volume I (all printed)

by Jordan, G.P.; Manson, P.; Thomson, John C. (eds)

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Published
1889
Condition
Fine
Edition
First printing
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Hong Kong: Kelly and Walsh, Ltd., 1889. First printing. Paperback. Fine. Papers and Cases read during the First Two Years of the Society's existence. Includes articles entitled: Cocaine - its uses in minor surgery by J. Milford Atkinson, Malarial Fevers of Hongkong by W. Watson Pike; The Telluric Causation of Disease by T.J. Preston; On Some… Read more
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Ancient Porcelain: A Study in Chinese Mediaeval Industry and Trade

by Hirth, F. Ph.D.

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Published
1888
Condition
Very good condition
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$250.00

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Shanghai / Leipsic: Kelly & Walsh Ltd./Hirth, 1888. Pamphlet. Very good condition. Descriptions of period porcelaines from T'ang, Sung, Ch'ing, Ch'ai and Ju, Ting-yao, Chun-yao, Juan-yao, Lunch-ch'uan-yao and Ko'yao. 8vo, iv, 80pp with index, gray paper covers with red and black titles. Rear pages have fox spotting, otherwise clean and bright. Originally published in the 1887… Read more
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Leprosy in HongKong

by Cantlie, James, M.A. M.B., F.R.C.S.

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Published
1890
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Otherwise very good condition
Edition
First edition
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$1,250.00

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Hong Kong: Kelly & Walsh Ltd., 1890. First edition. Cardboard Covers. Otherwise very good condition. A bound monograph paper describing the disease in Hong Kong, with case studies and illustrations. James Cantlie [1851 - 1926] was a Scottish physician, pioneer of first aid, and co-founder of the Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese (at… Read more
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Asiatic Station Year 1881

by Chandler, Ralph, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy

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Published
1888
Condition
Fine
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$125.00

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Shanghai: Flagship Marion, 1888. Ephemera. Fine. Single sheet containing General Order # 57 "Medical Emergency Box " for all armed boats, issued from U.S. Flagship Marion. Box contents to include Laudanum, Paregoric, Carron Oil, Whiskey and Ipecac. From the collection of Dr. Brush who was a medical officer in the Asiatic fleet at the time.… Read more
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Soochow: The Capital of Kiangsu or A Guide to Soochow

by Du Bose, Rev. Hampden C.

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Published
1888
Condition
Very good condition
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$650.00

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Shanghai: American Presbyterian Mission Press (Kelly & Walsh), 1888. Paperback. Very good condition. The pamphlet is a description of Soochow by Rev. Du Bose, a Presbyterian missionary and then a 16 year resident. It is prefaced with the Chinese proverb: "Above is Heaven; below, Soochow and Hangchow." It describes the physical environs and cultural interests… Read more
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Notes on Hangchow Past and Present

by Moule, George Evans

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Published
1889
Condition
Fine
Edition
First printing
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$750.00

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[Shanghai]: [Kelly & Walsh], 1889. First printing. Pamphlet. Fine. A privately printed pamphlet printed for distribution to the Hangchow Missionary Association from a lecture given by Moule. Presentation in ink on front wrapper to "Dr. Brush USN with kind regards from the master (?)" This pamphlet edition predates the published issue, which was printed for… Read more
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The Manchus, or the Reigning Dynasty of China: Their Rise and Progress

by Ross, John

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Published
1880
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition
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$800.00

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Paisley; London: J. & R. Parlane; Houlston & Sons, 1880. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. A near fine copy of this scarce book and an intriguing copy, with a contemporary Japanese booksellers label "Jujiya Book Store, buying second hand books, #5 Yatozaka, Yokohama." There is also a Chinese red block stamp on the title page. … Read more
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Moko Shurai Ekotoba

by Kubota, Beisai (ed.)

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Published
1916
Condition
Otherwise very good condition
Edition
First edition
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$295.00

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Japan: Fuzoku Zaga Kankokai, 1916. First edition. Japanese wrappers. Otherwise very good condition. An early 20th century facsimile printing of a famous 13th century Japanese scroll in book form recording the Mongol invasions of Japan in 1274 and 1281. 3 volumes, 4to, forming the complete series of the scroll which records the Mongol invasions of Japan in… Read more
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Pointie Talkie

by [China; W. W. 2; Army Airforce]

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Published
1942
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$450.00

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1942. A phrasebook to be used by downed American airmen with phrases in Chinese. This copy belonged to an airman of the "323rd Service Squadron" activated in mid 1942. It includes 12 manuscript additions such as "Bring me a large pan of boiled drinking water. Let it set here and cool. I don't like… Read more
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New War Map - 3 Maps in One. Consisting of: The Atlantic Ocean and Adjacent Countries, The Pacific Ocean and Adjacent Countries, The World on Mercators Projection

by [W.W. I. I.] Gross, Alexander

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Published
1941
Condition
Very good condition
Edition
First printing
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$275.00

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New York: Geographia, 1941. First printing. Maps. Very good condition. A war map published early on in the conflict - the Japanese occupied area includes Northern China, Taiwan & Indo China, but Singapore is still free. All occupied terretories in each arena are denoted in red. Oil bunkering stations, coaling stations and the US bases leased… Read more
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India Orientalis (map)

by Lasor a Varea, Alphonsus

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Published
1713
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Good + overall
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$375.00

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Padua, 1713. Good + overall. A woodblock map within a page of text, published by Lasor a Varea in 1713. The map encompasses China, Persia, India, all of South East Asia, Japan, the Phillipines, Japan, the NW coast of America and a large New Guinea and "Beach Pars contientis Australis" as per Marco Polo, ostensibly the… Read more
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View of Hong Kong from East Point

by [China; Hong Kong] Heine, Wilhelm

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Published
1856
Condition
Very good condition
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$150.00

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Philadelphia: P. S. Duval, 1856. Very good condition. A beautiful view of Hong Kong showing a busy harbor, the foreground busy with stonemasons, with the British colony of Hong Kong in mid-ground. To the right Kellett Island is visible in Victoria Harbor. Victoria Peak is seen in the background looking over the town. This view, drawn from… Read more
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Chinese Temple Macao

by [China; Macao] Heine, Wilhelm

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Published
1856
Condition
Very good condition
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$45.00

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Philadelphia: P. S. Duval, 1856. Very good condition. A view of the important Chinese Temple in Macao taken from the water with a junk in the foreground and many sampans & junks moored in front of it, with visitors and temple flags waving. This lithograph appeared in Francis Hawk's 'Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to… Read more
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Hong Kong (travel brochure)

by [China; Canadian Pacific Steamships]

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Published
1923
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Very good overall
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U.S.A., 1923. Paperback. Very good overall. A travel brochure for Hong Kong & Macao. Each page of text is illustrated at the top with an image of Hong Kong of Macao- Street vender (sic) of lichee nuts; palanquin in the street; shoe-mender and his apprentice; Macao, the Monte Carlo of the East; a bit of Portugal in… Read more
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Providence Furniture Company. Anti Chinese and Anti Irish trade card

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Published
1880
Condition
Very good overall
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$75.00

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Providence, Rhode Island: Yankee Notion Printing Co, 1880. Very good overall. Racist trade card illustrated with a lithograph cartoon depicting a foot race in which the contestants are an Irish man and a Chinese man, the Irish man wearing a top hat & carrying a shillelagh as the Chinese man, with flying pigtail, attempts to kick him. … Read more
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Canton Boat Women. Article in The New York Organ newspaper

by Osmond, Tiffany

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Published
1849
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Good +.
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$65.00

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New York, 1849. Good +.. The Chinese sampan or ferry boat system, described by an American observer in China as vital river transportation deftly managed and performed by women. The 9 column inch article describes the "always cheerful, busy and contented" demeanor of the women who operate the sampans in Canton, and gives a detailed account of… Read more
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Providence Furniture Company. Anti Chinese trade card

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Published
1880
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Very good overall
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Providence, Rhode Island: Yankee Notion Printing Co, 1880. Very good overall. Racist trade card illustrated with a lithograph cartoon depicting a foot race in which the contestants are over weight Chinese men, running with pigtails streaming behind them. With a pidgin Chinese caption, "They all'y do it". Signed Bufford, Boston at the lower right. The verso… Read more
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Antique 19th century Chinese embroidered silk fan with Tea drinking image

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Published
1840
Condition
Good + condition
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$700.00

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1840. Good + condition. Beautiful antique 19th century Qi'ing dynasty Chinese painted and embroidered fan in octagonal lacquer frame. The image depicts a scene of tea drinking in an outdoor pavilion, with a servant at the left bringing tea to a seated couple. Intricately embroidered flowers and rocks appear in a landscape of plants and pavilions.… Read more
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Shanghai Municipal Police. British officer's photograph Album

by [China]

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Published
1910
Condition
Good + condition
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$5,500.00

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Shanghai, 1910. Hardcover. Good + condition. A remarkable album of images and postcards, many taken by a British police officer of the Shanghai Municipal Police, which includes numerous vernacular snap shots titled in period ink, bound in an elaborately decorated lacquer album. The Shanghai Municipal Police (SMP) was the police force of the Shanghai Municipal Council which… Read more
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image of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Auckland NZ, Alexandra Palace double page, map of Morocco, in the Illustrated London News, January to June 1860. Volume XXXVI

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London: Illustrated London News, 1860. Hardcover. Good + condition. Complete half year volume of this influential and popular illustrated newspaper, with a map of Morocco (p209). Many fine wood block plates, including 5 doubles, some in color: the Emperor Napoleon III Battle of Solferino (p168); Hong Kong (p349); Map of the overland telegraph to Canton, Shanghai,… Read more
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$300.00