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A Decade of Collecting: An Exhibition Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco The Avery Brundage Collection
1 A Decade of Collecting: An Exhibition Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco The Avery Brundage Collection

San Francisco Asian Art Museum of San Francisco 1976 First Soft Cover Fine No Dust jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Gift Quality. No names, writing or marks. Pages and edges are clean. Softcover book with illustrated cover. No creasing, chipping or rubbing. The Avery Brundage Collection. 191 pgs. 8-1/2" x 11". . WARD01740

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Tiger By the Tail: A Marionette Play
2 Tiger By the Tail: A Marionette Play

Rochester, NY Rochester Folk Art Guild Soft Cover Very Good+ 
Clean green wraps, string bound, with brown frog prince illustration and brown lettering on cover. No chipping or creasing, very slight wear to edges. Pages are clean and bright, with no names, writing or marks. Unpaginated. A children's marionette play dramatized from an old Chinese tale and silk-screened by the Rochester Folk Art Guild, with color cut-out figures (all bright and intact) bound in. 7" x 9-1/2". Play. 016652

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3 China Run
Ball, David
New York Simon & Schuster 2002 0-7432-2743-3 / 9780743227438 First Hard Cover Near FIne Fine Jacket 
Very clean bright yellow boards, black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Tiny hint of a bump to one corner. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 384 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears, and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. When the Chinese government wants to take back the baby that an American woman has just adopted, she goes on the run with no knowledge of Chinese andthe full power of a police state against her. 8vo. Fiction. 008393

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Tales of A Chinese Grandmother, Carpenter, Frances
4 Tales of A Chinese Grandmother
Carpenter, Frances
Garden City, NY Doubleday Doran 1945 Hardcover Near Fine poor Jacket Malthe Hasselriis, Illustrator 
Yellow cloth boards with red butterfly design on cover, red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. One tiny spot to front cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated by Malthe Hasselriis. 259 pages. Tattered dust jacket is included. In these stories of Old China the author has presensted, against the vivid and realistic background of the Ling household, one after another of the tales which make up a part of the rich store of Chinese folklore. 024514

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Shen of the Sea - A Book for Children, Chrisman, Arthur Bowie
5 Shen of the Sea - A Book for Children
Chrisman, Arthur Bowie
New York E. P. Dutton 1938 Twenty-second printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Lovely, clean later printing of the first edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Red cloth boards with black lettering and illustration of children flying a kite on cover, black lettering and small decoration on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean decorated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with over fifty silhouettes by Else Hasselris. 252 pages. Clean illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped, has small shallow chips at upper edge of rear panel (under 1/8"), slight wear at upper spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Awarded the Newbery Medal on October 4, 1926. A series of fascinating Chinese stories in which the author has caught admirably the spirit of Chinese life and thought. 026885

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The Image of The Chinese Family in Pearl Buck's Novels - A Dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy to the Faculty of the Department of English - St. John's University, New York, Doan-Cao-Ly, Ph.D.
6 The Image of The Chinese Family in Pearl Buck's Novels - A Dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy to the Faculty of the Department of English - St. John's University, New York
Doan-Cao-Ly, Ph.D.
Saigon Duc-Sinh 1964 First Paperback Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Softbound in rigid paper wrappers, with black and red lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. No creasing or chipping. Hint of very light soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 151 pages with Bibliography. 021812

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Apolcalypse Postponed, Eco, Umberto
7 Apolcalypse Postponed
Eco, Umberto
Bloomington and Indianapolis Indiana University Press and The British Film Institute 1994 0-253-31851-3 / 9780253318510 First Hardcover Fine fine Jacket 
Clean unfaded maroon cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 227 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A collection of Umberto Eco's essays on mass culture from the 1960s through the 1980s, including major pieces which have not been translated into English before. Organized in four main parts, Eco looks at a variety of topics and cultural productions, including the world of Charlie Brown, distinctions between highbrow and lowbrow, the future of literacy, Chinese comic strips, whether countercultures exist, Fellini's "Ginger and Fred," and the Italian genius industry. 017522

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8 Things Chinese and Their Stories
Feibao, Du and Hong Su
Beijing China Travel & Tourism Press 1994 7-5032-1016-8 / 9787503210167 First Soft Cover Near Fine 
Very clean glossy soft-cover book with self-flaps. No chipping, curling or creasing. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 242 pgs. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. An informative book about all the things of China, from food and drink to collectibles, including ceramics and ancient relics; architecture, folk-arts, paintings and more. 5-1/4" x 7-1/4". China. 014932

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9 Beijing Diary
Heston, Charlton
New York Simon & Schuster 1990 0-671-68706-9 / 9780671687069 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean gold boards with red cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. 174 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Clean, bright dustjacket is unchipped, has not been price clipped and is enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of a remarkable cultural exchange in 1988, when Charlton Heston traveled to Beijing, China, to direct an all-Chinese production of Herman Wouk's play, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial.China. 006545

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Chinese Embroidery Traditional Techniques, Josiane Bertin-guest
10 Chinese Embroidery Traditional Techniques
Josiane Bertin-guest
USA Krause Publications 2003 087349718X / 9780873497183 First Paperback Fine 
Beautifully clean, as new large paperback - approx. size: 8-1/2" x 11". No fading, creasing or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated in full color. 128 pages with index. An historical overview of the rich tradition of Chinese embroidery. Specialist stitch techniques such as block shading, scale carving and the Pekin knot. 16 design sheets with templates. Over 100 color photographs and over 150 clear drawings. 025987

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Aunt Martha's Corner Cupboard, Kirby, Mary and Elizabeth
11 Aunt Martha's Corner Cupboard
Kirby, Mary and Elizabeth
Philadelphia Henry Altemus 1898 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
Lovely clean decorated cloth boards with clean unchipped paper label on cover, paper label on spine (a little wear to right margin of spine label). Color illustrated cloth is unworn. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. No other marks. 164 pages with sixty illustrations, including full color frontispiece illustration ("A Chinese School"). 16 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. Copyright 1898. 024847

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Ho-Ming: Girl of New China, Lewis, Elizabeth Foreman
12 Ho-Ming: Girl of New China
Lewis, Elizabeth Foreman
John C. Winston 1934 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Kurt Weise, Illustrator 
First Edition. Clean black cloth boards (a few tiny faint water spots) with gold lettering and gold illustration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; previous owner name in pencil on back side of front free endpaper--no other marks. 266 pgs. Illustrations by Kurt Weise. 014111

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13 The Bondmaid
Lim, Catherine
Woodstock, NY The Overlook Press 1995 0-87951-790-5 / 9780879517908 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean black boards with red cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Review letter laid in. 319 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A young Chinese girl sold into slavery in contemporary Singapore. 8vo. Fiction. 010314

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The Chinese Nightingale - and Other Poems, Lindsay, Vachel
14 The Chinese Nightingale - and Other Poems
Lindsay, Vachel
New York Macmillan 1920 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, inscribed and SIGNED by the author. Decorated yellow cloth boards (dragon and pagoda motif). Light soiling to spine and boards. Tiny spots of wear at base of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and free from previous owner markings. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "My good wishes to Mildred M. McOmber - Nicholas Vachel Lindsay - May 9, 1921, Syracuse, New York - Come let us be bold with our songs." 127 pages. Nicholas Vachel Lindsay (November 10, 1879 – December 5, 1931) was an American poet. He is considered the father of modern singing poetry, as he referred to it, in which verses are meant to be sung or chanted. His extensive correspondence with the poet Yeats details his intentions to revive the musical qualities in poetry as had been practiced by the ancient Greeks. For the final twenty years of his life, Lindsay was one of the best-known poets in the US. His reputation was high enough to enable him to befriend, encourage, and mentor other poets, such as Langston Hughes and Sara Teasdale. Vachel Lindsay, together with Langston Hughes, helped define the school of Jazz Poetry in the first decades of the 20th century. 022877

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Legacies: A Chinese Mosaic, Lord, Bette Bao
15 Legacies: A Chinese Mosaic
Lord, Bette Bao
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1990 0-394-58325-6 / 9780394583259 First Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 245 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. By the author of "Spring Moon", a lovely book about China, it's history, life and social customs. 8vo. China. 013236

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In a Yun-nan Courtyard, Miln, Louise Jordan
16 In a Yun-nan Courtyard
Miln, Louise Jordan
New York Frederick A. Stokes 1927 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean bright yellow cloth boards with crisp black lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight, hinges are sound with no cracking. Previous owner name and date (1927) neatly penned on front free endpaper. 371 pages with glossary. Dust jacket is unclipped (2.00 on front inside flap), has very light soiling, small edge chip at top of rear panel, closed tears at spine fold corners. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A Chinese novel with a hero who is a veritable Chinese Robin Hood, who has it in his power to make or mar the double romance which unfolds in a series of thrilling events. 024837

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Moorish Literature, Malayan Literature; Chinese Literature, Arabian Literature; Turkish Literature; Babylonian and Assyrian Literature, Armenian Literature; Persian Literature (Volume 1); Persian Literature (Volume II), Japanese Literature - set of SIX 3/4 leather bound volumes, Miscellaneous
17 Moorish Literature, Malayan Literature; Chinese Literature, Arabian Literature; Turkish Literature; Babylonian and Assyrian Literature, Armenian Literature; Persian Literature (Volume 1); Persian Literature (Volume II), Japanese Literature - set of SIX 3/4 leather bound volumes
Miscellaneous
London / New York The Colonial Press 1900 Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
Lovely set of six books with red, gold and cream marbled boards, red morroco leather spines and corners, stamped gold lettering and small decorations on spine. Very clean, all bindings tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Very slight edge chipping to marbled boards, all leather in great shape with small shallow chip at top spine edge of only one volume. Beautiful marbled endpapers. No names, writing or marks - all pages and edges are clean, with gilt top edges. Printed on quality paper. Sepia frontispiece illustration with printed tissue guard in each book, several additional color illustrations. 027350

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18 The Old Mandarin: More Translations from the Chinese
Morley, Christopher
New York Harcourt Brace and Company 1947 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Carl Rose, Illustrator 
Clean black cloth boards with blind-stamped illustration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. No names, writing or bookplates. 120 pgs. with drawings by Carl Rose. Dustjacket has faintest hint of soiling, is not price clipped, slight edge & corner wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Sage observations and amusing comments from Mr. Morley. 8 vo.. Humor. 010299

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19 Broken Earth: The Rural Chinese
Mosher, Steven W.
New York Free Press 1983 0-02-921700-8 / 9780029217009 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean maroon cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 317 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The rural Chinese at home, at school and at work--the author uncovers the darker side of Chinese society. 8 vo.. China. 011226

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Galley Gourmet - Elegant, Easy Meals Aboard or Ashore, Nancy Scherer and Gail Scherer
20 Galley Gourmet - Elegant, Easy Meals Aboard or Ashore
Nancy Scherer and Gail Scherer
Old Saybrook, Connecticut Peregrine Press 1990 0933614152 / 9780933614154 First Paperback 
Stated First Printing. Clean paperback. Very slight wear to edges, no creasing or curling. Illustrated with drawings by Nancy Scherer. 80 pages. Recipes include appetizers, soups, main courses, a chinese course, picnics, sauces and gourmet desserts - all delicious but designed to be cooked on a simple burner or hotplate and can be prepared in thirty minutes or less. 027055

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