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The Monkey and the Tiger - Robert H. Van Gulik

1965 - Heinemann, London - First Edition
The eleventh book in the Judge Dee series, containing two stories The Morning of the Monkey and The Night of the Tiger chronologically seventh and twenty second tale, being set in China 666 and 676 AD respectively.

With eight illustrations and a
Sketchmap of the Flooded Area from woodblock prints, and endpapers illustrated with The Chinese Zodiac, in Chinese style by Van Gulik. 
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Diplomatic and Consular Reports on Trade - Various

1897 to 1907 - Foreign Office, London - First Editions
A total of 116 various diplomatic and consular reports on China and the numerous British Consuls, dated from 1896 to 1906, finely bound into two thick volumes.

With reports ‘
On the trade of China’ for the years 1896 to 1905 (the last being of 120 pages in length), together with a selection of individual annual reports on Amoy, Canton, Changhshha, Chefoo, Chinkiang, Chungking, Foochow, Hangchow, Hangkow / Hankow, Ichang, Kiukiang, Kiungchow / Hoihow, Newchwang, Ningpo, Pakhoi, and Samshui, as well as an industry specific report on ‘on the Cotton Mills of China’ [Please contact us for a complete excel spreadsheet for full details of all reports]

The reports range from the dry to eloquent and detailed, obviously depending on the importance of the area and the character of the consul and staff making the report, include a number of maps, plans and charts.
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Extraordinary Hardships and Adventures of Captain Woodard... Including their Escape from the Malays - William Vaughn, Captain David Woodard

Circa 1808 - Printed for Thomas Tegg, London - First Edition Thus
A rare little account, with folding frontispiece engraving depicting Woodard dramatically ‘defending himself from the Treachery of the Malays’. Woodard had sailed in the American ship Enterprise from Batavia (Jakarta) bound for Manila. He and five companions were sent off in small boat to purchase provisions, but found themselves cut off by a storm, finally landing at Celebes where one of them, Archibald Millar, was killed in a fight with the local Malays. Imprisoned by their captors, they finally escaped with the help of a Muslim priest, and made their way back to Batavia. Woodard later recounted the story to William Vaughn who wrote this account. 
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The Traveller in Asia - Priscilla Wakefield

1817 - Darton, London - First Edition
This lovely little book is the final title of Priscilla Wakefield’s fictional travel series, for the purpose of educating children, and based upon the narrative of Arthur Middleton. Illustrated with a colour folding map.

‘In the book Arthur Middleton travels around India and visits China with his impressions and experiences recorded in a journal format. He makes an acquaintance with a Mr Melville who accompanies him on part of the journey and asks Arthur to take charge of his nephew Charles Melville who is fourteen. Arthur and his new companion Charles continue the journey and Priscilla begins to include into the text letters from Charles to his sister Adele. The visit to China at the end of the book is brief in comparison to the volume of information about India. At the end of the book Arthur returns Charles to his uncle and plans his return to England.’ -
Priscilla Wakefield., Travels in Juvenile Literature (Blog). 
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Shadow Plays of Peking - Wang Hsun, Lu Ching Ta (Lu Jing Da)

1953 - People's Fine Arts Publishing House, Peking - First Edition
A large (52 x 38 cm) and rare silk bound and tied folio, presenting the history of Sung Dynasty (A.D. 960-1279) shadow play, with 15 stunning full page colour lithographs of Chinese shadow puppets by Lu Ching-ta, and an introduction by Wang Hsu, text in Chinese, together with loose eight page pamphlet giving the title and full introduction in English, and detailed description of each illustration, and in the original dust jacket.

Edited by the Department of Applied Arts, Central Institute of Fine Arts, Beijing.
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In und um Peking. Während der Kriegswirren 1900-1901. [In and around Beijing. During the chaos of war from 1900 to 1901] - Dr. Luidwig Wang, Leutnant Freiherr von Meerscheidt-Hüllessem

1902 - Meisenbach, Berlin-Schöneberg - First Edition
From the photographic records of the Imperial German Navy Surgeon Dr. Wang and Baron von Meerscheidt-Hüllessem.

With scenes from the Boxer-rebellion; soldiers, foreign troops, the imperial library (which was burnt down shortly afterwards), landscapes of northern China, market scenes, architecture, etc. Together with a large folding map of Peking.

A scarce item in magnificently bright pictorial boards [24.5 x 35 cm], containing 36 full page plates with 1 photogravure and 190 collotype images in double pages.
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Queensland Past and Present 1897 - INSCRIBED - Thornhill Weedon

1898 - Edmund Gregory, Brisbane - Second Issue
A wonderful association copy with links to Hong Kong. Inscribed by Weedon to ‘G.F. Bowen’ – Sir George Ferguson Bowen – former Governor of Queensland (1859-1868) and later the Governor of Hong Kong (1883-1887), to front endpaper, and with the author’s ‘with compliment’s’ card laid in.

An uncommon copy of this informative review of Queensland, first published in 1896 and updated over the following years, undertaken while Weedon was compiler of statistics for the Registrar-General’s Office. Includes chapters on geography, population, production, trade, and a brief historical sketch, among others. Illustrated with a folding colour map of Queensland, together with sixteen full page black and white photographs.
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Mono-Alu Folklore (Bougainville Strait, Western Solomon Islands) - Gerald Camden Wheeler

1926 - George Routledge & Sons, London - First Edition
The collection of Tales and Song Texts here given was made during a stay in Alu and Mono, Bougainville Strait, Western Solomon Islands in 1908-9 for ethnological research. Most of them were taken down from the dictation of the Mono-Alu man Bitiai, a blind man, son of the late chief Big Gorai. The song texts were given from dictation without the music. In the case of eight of the tales, the author had no Mono text. Many of the tales though gathered by Wheeler in Alu or in Mono, come from outside the islands in the Bougainville Strait, from Buim (South Bougainville). Mono is known as Treasure Island, Alu as Shorthand Island; with Fauru they may be grouped as the islands of the Bougainville Strait. - From the introduction. 
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