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An Authentic Account of an embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China - Sir George Staunton, Earl of Macartney, Sir Erasmus Gower

1798 - Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for G, London - Text Second Edition, Corrected, Folio First and Sole Edition
A clean and finely bound set of this most sumptuously illustrated cornerstone of China related travel literature, together with the magnificent folio Atlas showing forty-four engraved maps and plates (mainly after the expedition artist WIlliam Alexander) all of which are folding or double page, and two engraved portraits of the Ch’ien Lung Emperor and the Earl of Macartney. The two quarto text volumes contain one full page engraved plate (the tea bush Camelia) and 26 in-text engravings.

The second printing of the two text volumes (first printed the year before), and although they state ‘corrected’ the text and plates are identical to the first printing, the large atlas itself is in the first and sole issue. Not to be confused with the small three volume octavo second edition published in 1797.

‘An account of the first British embassy to China, under Lord Macartney. Great Britain was anxious to establish formal diplomatic relations with China and thus open the way for unimpeded trade relations, but centuries of Chinese reserve and self-sufficiency presented a formidable obstacle to the embassy, and the Chinese emperor effectually resisted Lord Macartney’s arguments and gifts. The visit of the British embassy nonetheless resulted in this remarkable account of Chinese manners and customs at the close of the eighteenth century’ -
The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages. 
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An Authentic Account of an embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China - Sir George Staunton, Earl of Macartney, Sir Erasmus Gower

1797 - Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for G, London - First Edition
A clean and exquisitely bound set of this cornerstone of China related travel literature, together with the magnificent Elephant Folio Atlas showing forty-four engraved maps and plates (mainly after Alexander), of which two are folding and six are double-page.

‘An account of the first British embassy to China, under Lord Macartney. Great Britain was anxious to establish formal diplomatic relations with China and thus open the way for unimpeded trade relations, but centuries of Chinese reserve and self-sufficiency presented a formidable obstacle to the embassy, and the Chinese emperor effectually resisted Lord Macartney’s arguments and gifts. The visit of the British embassy nonetheless resulted in this remarkable account of Chinese manners and customs at the close of the eighteenth century’ -
The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages. 
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A Hall of Mirrors - Signed - Robert Stone

1967 - Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston - First Edition
A signed first edition of Robert Stones first novel.

‘It is almost impertinent to say that the 30-year-old author of this first novel has talent, and it is impertinent to try and relate his gifts to his age or publishing history. Stone, at this moment, is a remarkable writer.’ - NY Times Book Review, 1967.

‘Set in 1960s New Orleans,
A Hall of Mirrors depicts "the dark side of America that erupted in the sixties" and follows a number of characters who are tied to a right-wing radio station, the civil rights movement, and 1960s counterculture.’

Winner of the 1967 William Faulkner Foundation Award for notable first novel.
 
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The Rolling Pearl - Signed & Inscribed - Au-Young Sum Nung, Edwin Markham

1930 - March &, New York - First and Limited Edition
Inscribed ‘With the best wishes of the author’ and signed in both English and Chinese.

A rare collection of Au-Young’s poems, with an introductory note by the American poet Edwin Markham. With a portrait frontispiece and housed in the delicate silver coated dust jacket. One of a limited number printed.

In the delicate silver coated dust jacket.

With a typed letter to Miss N. Margaret Campbell, of the New York advertising agency Alley Richards & Co., about making a sound film in Chinese, dated February 26, 1941 and signed by Au-Young. Also several other loose typed papers.
 
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The Hatha-Yoga Pradipika of Swatmaram Swami. Published with the original text and its commentary - Svatmaram, Shrinivas Iyangar (translator)

1893 - Tookaram Tatya for the Theosophical Publication Fund, Bombay - First Edition in English
The first English translation, published with the original Sanskrit text and its commentary.

The Hatha Yoga Pradīpikā (or Light on Hatha Yoga) is a classic fifteenth-century Sanskrit manual on hatha yoga, written by Svāmi Svātmārāma, who connects the teaching's lineage to Matsyendranath of the Nathas. It is among the most influential surviving texts on hatha yoga, and is one of three classic texts on hatha yoga, alongside the Gheranda Samhita and the Shiva Samhita.
 
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Travels of a Consular Officer in North-West China - Sir Eric Teichman

1921 - Cambridge University Press, London - First Edition
Finely bound classic account of several journeys made in connection with the Anglo-Chinese Opium Treaty of 1911, and other subsequent matters up to 1917. As well as a topographical tour of the region, it also contains two political chapters commenting on foreign missions in China, and Railway projects in Shensi and Kansu.

Illustrated with 29 double-sided black and white photographic plates, as well as a frontispiece, two maps bound in, and two folding maps loose in pouch to rear.

Teichman (1884-1944) was one of those dashing all-round characters of the early twentieth century British Establishment, who shot straight out of Cambridge and into government service in China after a couple of years travelling in Europe and Russia. Following a distinguished career at the British Embassy in Peking, he was murdered on his own estate in Norfolk by two American soldiers based at a nearby airfield.
 
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A Pictorial Review of My Service on the Asiatic Station - By A Bluejacket - V. D. Z.

1914 - Privately Printed, Printed in China (see last image) - First and Only Edition
A photographic record of the U.S.S. Saratoga, the United States flagship of the Asiatic Station in 1912, mostly covering Hong Kong and China. [29 x 22 cm]

Containing 406 black and white illustrations from photographs and three maps, together with index to the numbered photographs and accompanying descriptions. At the rear is an itinerary of ports visited which has been left blank.

The photographs where practically all taken by bluejackets off the various ships of the Asiatic Fleet or by Burr Photo Co., Denniston & Sullivan, or Rembrandt’. 
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The Red Pavilion - Robert H. Van Gulik

1964 - Heinemann, London - First English edition (First published by Art Printing Works, Kuala Lumpur, 1961)
The tenth book in the Judge Dee series, and chronologically fourteenth tale, being set in China 670 AD. Written in Kuala Lumpur whilst Van Gulik was stationed there as Dutch Ambassador to the federation of Malaya

With six illustrations from woodblock prints, and a
Sketch Map of Paradise Island, in Chinese style by Van Gulik. 
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