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Biblio has many books that focus on certain regions of the world, and there are many rare and antique books available on Asia and Asiana culture and traditions. Several of the books in the rare Asiana books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room are non-fiction works by Asian authors, and others are famously rare novels about Asia or that take place in Asia. Many of the rare and antique books in the rare Asiana books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room are first editions or signed by the author.

Kyôchûzan (Mountains of the Heart)

(Japan: Sûzan Shobô, 1816. Bôsai, Kameda. Small quarto. (19)ff. A Japanese book of color woodblock prints by Kameda Bôsai (1754-1826), one of the leading painters of the Nanga or Bunjinga (literati) schools of painting. The sevent...

From Bromer Booksellers


註釋校正華英四書;顧鹿著 [zhu shi jiao zheng hua ying si shu; gu lu shu][Annotated Corrected Chinese-English Four Books; Gu Lu, Arranger] (The Four Books, Chinese Classics in English)[Great Learning; Moderation; Analects (of Confucius); Mencius] by Legge, James, (1815-1897) [顧鹿 Gu Lu][王韜 Wang Tao?, (1828-1897)] Confucius ; Mencius

[Hong Kong : London Mission Society Press, c1861] ; Shanghai : Shanghai Shangye Yingshuguan, n.d., 1861. Very Good. [1], 298, 378 pp. ; bound in Chinese fashion, with folded sheets right to left, in a western-style, mid-nineteenth century cloth board co...

From Joseph Valles - Books


Tartaros en China by Martini, Martino (1614-1661)

[38] (of [40]), 188 pages; lacks preliminary 2¶1. Duodecimo (5 3/4" x 3 3/4") bound in nineteenth-century gilt and blind-stamped sheep with decorative edges. Translated from the Latin by Esteban de Aguilar y Zúñiga. (Lust 445; Palau 156356; Streit V, 2...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB


A relation of Some Years Travaile, Begunne Anno 1626. Into Afrique and the Greater Asia, Especially the Territories of the Persian Monarchie: And Some Parts of the Orientall Indies, and Iles Adjacent by Herbert, Thomas

London: William Stanby and Jacob Bloome, 1634. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to. [x] 225 p.p. [14 p.p. table]. Half bound red calf over marbled boards. Title on red leather spine label. Marbled boards well worn and chipped, edges rubbed. Hinges se...

From Minotavros Books


Nouveaux Memoires sur l'etat present de la Chine : contenant l'histoire de l'edit de l'empereur de la Chine, en faveur de la religion chrestienne by LeCOMTE, Louis

1698 ALEXANDER HAMILTON American Provenance CHINA Le Comte Rites Confucius 3v The history of China has always been one of the most popular discussions of western culture and was a regular occurring topic of authors from the 16th- 18th-centuries. One of th...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Asiatick Researches: Or, Transactions of the Society, Instituted in Bengal, for Inquiring into the History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences, and Literature, of Asia. Volume the Second. by Jones, William (Sir ) (ed.); other contributors include Charles Wilkins, Henry Vansittart, Samuel Davis, William Roxburgh

Calcutta: Printed and Sold By Manuel Cantopher. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1790. First Edition. Hardcover. Professionally rebacked by Barbara Schmelzer, preserving original endpapers, and with remnant of original leather spine laid down. Moderate ch...

From Renaissance Books



BUDDHISM PRAYER BOOK N.D. Circa Mid/Late 18th Century; Qianlong Emperor/Qing Dynasty; China; Zitan Wood Boards, Silk over boards; Eight Spinach Jade Tablets; 16 Pages; w5.7"xh8.9", About 4 Lbs.; Very Rare!ATTRIBUTES:•Beautiful/Original Zitan wooden boar...

From Roga Books


Journal d'un voyage dans l'Inde anglaise, à Java, dans l'archipel des Moluques, sur les côtes méridionales de la Chine, à Ceylan (1864) by Devay, Fr

Paris: Firmin Didot frères, fils et Cie, 1867. Livre. Très bon. Demi-cuir. Ed. originale. In-8. Firmin Didot frères, fils et Cie, Paris, 1867. 2 tomes reliés en un volume. 18 x 24,5 cm (R), in-8°, XXXII pp. + 407 pp. & ...

From Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)


Across Asia from West to East in 1906-1908, Two Volumes by Mannerheim, Carl Gustav

Helsinki, Finland: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, 1940. Two volumes in original dustjackets. Both volumes are Fine, Vol.I dustjacket Very Good, 1 1/2" triangular chip bottom edge at spine, tears at spine folds and 2 tears horizontally at spine, Vol. II ...

From Dale Steffey Books


Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on the Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton.. by Barrow, John

London: T.Cadell and W. Davies, 1804. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Quarto. pp. ix, [3], 632, with 8 plates (including frontispiece), five of which are hand-colored. Recent full calf with new endpapers, original red spine label preserved, three a...

From Walkabout Books



THIRTY-SIX STRATAGEMS N.D. Circa Mid/Late 18th Century; Qianlong Emperor/Qing Dynasty; China; Zitan Wood Boards, Silk over boards; Eight White Jade Tablets; 16 Pages; w5.7"xh8.9", About 4 Lbs.; Very Rare!ATTRIBUTES:•Beautiful/Original Zitan wooden board...

From Roga Books


A Treatise on National Defense of a Maritime Nation (Kaikoku Heidan) 海国兵談 (かいこくへいだん) by SHIHEI, Hayashi

1786 Japanese Military Handwritten NATIONAL DEFENCE Russia Japan War Navy Shihei An interesting 18th century woodblock-print of 'A Treatise on National Defense of a Maritime Nation.' Considering the situation in Russia of that time, Shihei expressed his ...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


An account of the Pelew Islands: situated in the western part of the Pacific Ocean.: Composed from the journals and communications of Captain Henry Wilson, and some of his officers, who, in August 1783, were there shipwrecked, in the Antelope, a packet belonging to the Hon. East India Company by KEATE, George

1789 George Keate Account of Pelew Islands Philippines War Palau South Pacific George Keate's "Account of the Pelew Islands" is a rare 18th-century description of the Pelew people and Oceania regions of the South Pacific including the Philippines and oth...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Oriental series: Japan and China by BRINKLEY, Frank

1901 Oriental Series Japan China History Art Illustrated Brinkley Korea 12v RARE Frank Brinkley spent 40 years in Japan and was a military attaché for the British legation circa 1867-1871, then an advisor to the Meiji government and an instructor at the...

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