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Jakarta : A History. First Edition, ABEYASEKERE, Susan
1 ABEYASEKERE, Susan Jakarta : A History. First Edition
Oxford University Press, Singapore [et al], 1987, ISBN:0195826884 1987 0195826884 / 9780195826883 
ABEYASEKERE, Susan. Jakarta : A History. Singapore [et al] : Oxford University Press, 1987. Pp (4),[v]-xvii,(3),[3]-280,(2),+ 16 pp plates. Maps. Index. 8vo, illustrated grey paper-covered boards (hardcover), lettered in blue, orange, pale yellow, white and black.

"This study of Jakarta presents the first general history of the city. It follows two main themes. One is the clash between dream and reality. For nearly 400 years, governments have wanted Jakarta to be the show-piece for their policies in the Indonesian archipelago. From 1619 until 1949, the Dutch saw the city as a European enclave displaying the gifts of good government and modern technology which they brought to their East Indies. After independence, President Sukarno lavished attention on his capital, hoping to make it the pride of the nation and the Beacon of the New Emerging Forces. Since Sukarno's fall, the New Order Government has channelled investment into Jakarta and carried through extensive modernization plans in line with its general aim of economic development for Indonesia. This book looks at the consequences of those centuries of policies for Jakarta, and in particular for the vast majority of its inhabitants who have always been too poor to fit into plans for the city.

The other main theme is the rich complexity of Jakarta's population. For centuries the city grew relatively slowly, and immigrant groups of Chinese, Arabs, Europeans and Indonesians from all over the archipelago mingled to produce unique cultural forms. In the last 40 years, that intricate web has been torn apart by political changes and massive waves of Indonesian immigrants who are still struggling to create their own urban culture in a predominantly rural country." (from the back cover).

Contents :
Part I - The Old Masters.
1. Company Town: Early Origins tn 1800.
2. The Colonial City: Batavia in the Nineteenth Century.
3. Batavia, 1900-1942: The Colonial City under Challenge.

Part II - Interregnum.
4. Japanese Occupation and the Struggle for independence. 1942-1949.

Part III - The New Masters.
5. Sukarno's Jakarta: 1950-1965.
6. Jakarta under Sadikin and His Successors: 1966-1985.

Slightly cracked, else very good. 75.00

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2 ABKHAZI, Peggy JACKMAN, S.W., ed. and intro. Curious Cage : A Shanghai Journal, 1941-1945. signed pbk.
Sono Nis Press, Victoria, BC, 1981, ISBN:0919462898 
ABKHAZI, Peggy. A Curious Cage : A Shanghai Journal, 1941-1945 . Edited with an introduction by S.W. Jackman. Victoria, BC: Sono Nis Press, 1981. Pp. (8),9-143,(1), + 8 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated white card covers. The author's journal of her time spent in a Japanese-controlled internment camp for "Enemy Subjects" in Shanghai during the Second World War. Brown spotting to covers, tail of spine nicked, else vg. Signed and inscribed yb the author on the first leaf. 30.00

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3 Acadia University Acadia Athenaeum. Vol. 44, No. 5, June 1918.
Acadia University, Wolfville, N.S., 1918, 
(Acadia University). The Acadia Athenaeum. Vol. XLIV, No. 5, June 1918. Wolfville, N.S.: Acadia University, 1918. Pp 267-338,+ 14 plates. 8vo, grey card covers. Contents : Ode to the Class; Duty to the Returned Soldier; Patriotism; Le Lievre Mousse; The Problem of the Oriental in Canada; Editorial; Athenaeum Competition; Acadia Seminary Anniversary; Academy Closing; Academy Notes; Class Prophecy; The Seniors of '18; Class Honor Roll; Members of the Graduating Class; Class History; Valedictory; The Year in the Societies;Acadia's Honor Roll. Tears to spine ends and edges, front cover partly det ached, smudged, adds on inside covers printed upside-down, else good only. As is. 25.00

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4 ADAMS, Celeste FRENCH, Calvin BERRY, Paul Heart Mountains and Human Ways : Japanese Landscape and Figure Painting
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1983, ISBN:0890900213 
ADAMS, Celeste. Heart Mountains and Human Ways : Japanese Landscape and Figure Painting. Prologue: Calvin French. Text: Celeste Adams. Catalogue: PaulBerry. A loan exhibition from The University of Michigan Museum of Art org anized by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. (Houston : The Museum of Fine Arts, 1983). Pp (2),1-91,(1). Illustrated. 4to, illustrated tan card covers,French flaps, lettered in black. Spine sunned, else very good. 28.00

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5 Aircraft Carriers - World War II Aircraft-Carriers of Great Britain, U.S.A. And Axis Nations.
Real Photographs, Southport, Lancashire , 1942, 
(Aircraft Carriers - WW2). Aircraft-Carriers of Great Britain, U.S.A. And Axis Nations. Southport, Lancashire : Real Photographs, [1942]. Pp [1]-28 including covers. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated white stapled card covers. R.P. Publications 42/6. Rubbed and darkened, tear to top spine, penned marks to front cover, else good. 45.00

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6 AKAHA, Tsuneo Japan in Global Ocean Politics. First Edition in dustjacket
University of Hawaii Press , Honolulu, 1985, ISBN:0824808983 
AKAHA, Tsuneo . Japan in Global Ocean Politics. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press and Law of the Sea Institute, University of Hawaii, (1985). First Printing. Pp (8),[ix]-xii,[1]-224,(4). Text maps. 8vo, blue cloth. "National enclosure of the world's oceans is one of the most important global trends to have emerged during the second half of the twentieth century. Awareness of the real and potential value of the ocean and its resources and recognition of the growing s carcity of natural resources on land have promptednation-states to claim and exert control over wide areas of the hitherto u nclaimed oceans and their riches. Japan in Global Ocean Politics is a detailed study of a mighty ocean nation's reaction to the demise of the traditional ocean regime based on the principle of freedom of the seas and its adjustment to the emergence of a new order characterized by national ocean enclosure. Japan's traditional maritime interests, particularly shipping and fishing, defined the country's role in global ocean politics until the middleof the 1970s; its posture was reactive, and even recalcitrant, on most law of the sea issues. In 1976-1977 Japan changed its policy in favor of accep ting extended coastal jurisdiction for others as well as for itself. The author explains why and intricately describes the process of policy making that took place amid competing domestic and interna tional pressures. In accommodating its diplomatic, economic, and security interests Japan imposed a formidable task on its public and private sectors, one that was accomplished with innovative policy adjustments, particularly in the manner in which the territorial sea limit and fishery jurisdiction were extended." Chapters : 1. The International Political Economy of Ocean Management and Japan; 2. The First and Second United Nations Conferences on the Law of the Sea; 3. Japan's Fight against the Proliferation of Expansionist Coastal States' Claims; 4. The United Nations Seabed Committee; 5. The Caracas-to-Geneva Session of the Third UNCLOS; 6. Japan's 12-Mile Territorial Sea Decision; 7. The Soviet 200-Mile Fishery Zone and Japan's 200-Mile Fishery Zone Decision. With conclusion, appendix, notes, bibliography and index. A few penned page numbers on end-paper, else very good in lightly worn dustjacket. 40.00

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7 AKUTAGAWA, Ryunosuke. Eridanos Library, 2). BORGES, Jorge Luis, foreword. KOJIMA, Takashi, trans. Hell Screen / Cogwheels / A Fool's Life. Paperback Edition.
Eridanos Press, Hygiene, CO, 1988, ISBN:0941419037 
AKUTAGAWA, Ryunosuke. Hell Screen / Cogwheels / A Fool's Life. With a foreword by Jorge Luis Borges. [Introduction by Kayuza Sakai. Introductory note translated by Eliot Weinberger. "Hell Screen" translated by Takashi Kojima."Cogwheels" translated by Cid Corman and Susumu Kamaike. "A Fool's Life" t ranslated by Will Petersen. "A Note to a Certain Friend" translated by Beongcheon Yu.]. (Hygiene, CO): Eridanos Press, (1988). Pp. (10),xi-xx,(2),3-145,(3). 8vo, illustrated grey card covers with black and white lettering to front cover and spine, French flaps. Volume 2 in The Eridanos Library. "Thethree works presented in this volume are among the most signification expe riments in Japanese modern fiction. They combine the technioques of the novella, the diary and the impressionistic prose poem. In 'Hell Screen' we aregiven the Faustian tale of a court artist in feudal Japan who sells his so ul to complete a flawless rendering of Hell -- at the cost of his daughter's life and subsequently his own. 'Cogwheels', apparently completed on the very day Akutagawa committed suicide, is a diary in which the artist struggles with the fear of losing his mind. Fantasy has now become indistringuishable from reality as Akutagawa's magination loses control and the icily transparent figures of obsession spin through his mind like whirling cogwheels.'A Fool's Life' consists of poetic, exquisitely crafted jottings dealing w ith events of daily life: quotidian anxieties emerge in grotesque or distorted forms, mingled with elements of pure fiction, references to beloved authors and books, moral and philosophical reflections, parables and metaphors." - from the front flap. Very good. Ex-libris R.J. MacSween, with his nameinked to the flyleaf. 20.00

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8 ALLADINA, Safder, and Viv EDWARDS (eds.). DALPHINIS, Morgan NAMIE, Yoshiko KHAN, Farhat Multilingualism in the British Isles. 2 : Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
Longman, London and New York , 1991, ISBN:0582063655 
ALLADINA, Safder, and Viv EDWARDS (eds.). Multilingualism in the British Isles. 2 : Africa, the Middle East and Asia. London and New York : Longman, (1991). First Edition. Pp [i]-xii,[1]-278,(2). Map. Index. 8vo, illustrated yellow card covers. In the Longman Linguistics Library series. Contents : 1. Many people, many tongues (by Viv Edwards and Safder Alladina). Part one – West Africa and the Caribbean. 2. The West African speech communities (byMorgan Dalphinis). 3. The Afro-English Creole speech community (by Morgan Dalphinis). 4. The Kweyol speech community (by Hubisi Nwenmely). Part two: South Asia. 5. The Bengali speech community (by Jyoti Husain). 6. The Gujarati speech community (by Jagdish Dave). 7. The Hindi speech community (by Mahendra K. Verma). 8. The Punjabi speech community (by V. K. Mahandru). 9. The Urdu speech community (by Farhat Khan). 10. The Sri Lankan speech communities: The Sinhala speech community (by Lakshmi de Zoysa), The Tamil speech community (by Gnani Perinpanayagam). Part three: East Asia. 11. The Filipino speech community (by Amy Thompson). 12. The Japanese speech community (by Yoshiko Namie). 13. The Hong Kong Chinese speech community (by Lornita Yuen-Fan Wong). 14. The Singaporean and Malaysian speech communities (by Ronald Chan). 15. The Vietnamese Chinese speech community (by Lornita Yuen-FanWong). Part four: The Middle East. 16. The Farsi (Persian) speech communit y (by Shahla Taheri White). 17. The Hebrew speech community (by Judy Keiner). Back cover smudged, else very good. 30.00

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9 ALLISTER, William Handful of Rice. 1st pr
Secker & Warburg, 1961, 
ALLISTER, William. A Handful of Rice. L: Secker & Warburg, (1961). First Printing. Pp. 288. 8vo, green cloth, silver titles to spine. A novel set in aJapanese POW camp in Malaya, where a group of mainly Canadian prisoners st ruggle to stay alive. Wrinkling to front paste-down, owner's name inkstamped to title page, else vg in dj (with some faint rubbing to the rear panel).30.00

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10 ANDERSON, Andy. Compleat Dr. Rowing. First Edition
Bend the Timber Press, Groton, MA, 2001, ISBN:0971491704 
ANDERSON, Andy. The Compleat Dr. Rowing. (Groton, Massachusetts) : Bend theTimber Press, (2001). First Printing. Pp. (4),i-vii,(1),1-226,(2). 8vo, il lustrsated blue and yellow card covers, with dark blue lettering to front cover and spine. A collection of articles by the professional rower and rowing coach, as well as regular columnist for the Rowing News periodical. Contents: The Legends [The Legend of the Japanese Eight, &c]; Port vs. Starboard; Coaches; Coxswains; Gluckman's Theorem; Strange Boats; Strange Folks; Head of the Charles; Joe Burk; Short Pieces; Mysteries. Light cover wear, else very good. 12.50

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11 ANDERSON, Frank J. Submarines, Diving and the Underwater World : A Bibliography
Archon, 1975, 
ANDERSON, Frank J., (comp.). Submarines, Diving, and the Underwater World: A Bibliography. Compiled and Edited by Frank J. Anderson. (Hamden, Connecticut) : Archon Books, 1975. First Edition. Pp (4),v-ix,(1),1-238. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. “In one alphabetical sequence, over 1,500 titles (plus authors and cross-references) cover historical works, technicaltreatises, biographical memoirs, official documents, bibliographies, and f iction for all tastes and ages. One- half the entries deal with submarines in war, but as naval combat is no longer their only use, the submarine and diving in scientific research, engineering and oceanology, and recreation account for the other titles referenced. Fundamental information on topics as diverse as ocean currents, salinity, bottom mapping; underwater archaeology; physiological and psychological experimentation; drilling, mining, and construction; underwater photography, marine life, and scuba diving as a sport; are integrated here with the victories, rescues, and disasters of battle, and the salvage efforts made in times of war and peace alike.” - from the dj. “Works regarding the technological advances made in man's 'mastery' of the sea are listed; such as accounts of bathyscaphe probes, underwater drift voyages, Sealab living, and deep diving with the use of the aqualung. The ocean's contempt of man's 'mastery' is also recorded in the literature of submarine disasters and the subsequent rescue and salvage attempts. The books in this list range over a period of more than 400 years of man's attempts to use the underwater world for his own ends. […] The books listed arewritten in various languages with English-language books predominating. Th ere is a good representation of books in French and in German. A few titlesin Russian and Spanish are included, along with a token representation of Dutch, Hungarian, Japanese, Scandinavian, and Turkish language books.” – p.vii. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 70.00

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12 ANDERSON, Robert K. YOUNG, Luther Lisgar My Dear Redeemer's Praise : The Life of Luther Lisgar Young D.D. sometime missionary in Korea and Japan
Lancelot Press, Hantsport, 1979, ISBN:0889991057 
ANDERSON, Robert K. My Dear Redeemer's Praise : The Life of Luther Lisgar Young D.D. sometime missionary in Korea and Japan. (Hantsport : Lancelot Press), 1979. Pp (3),4-236, including 8 pages of . photo Illustrations. 8vo, white card covers. Young was born November 21, 1875 in Millsville, Pictou County Nova Scotia, the son of the village blacksmith. He attended Pictou Academy and Dalhousie University, graduating from the latter in 1903. He died on February 21, 1950 in Japan. "When in Canada he never tired of speaking of Koreans and the Korean Mission. When in Korea he gladly ly accepted any task assigned to him. When the door to Korea was closed to Canadian Presbyterians, he seized the work that was proffered — ministry to the Koreans in Japan. But wherever he went, he left the marks of zeal and diligence, dedication and love, that are still to be seen nearly thirty years after his ministry came to an end. He used to tell his children "When you get to Heaven, look for me among the Koreans". That he would be there, and that the Koreans whom he loved would also be there, he never doubted, and neither can anyone who traces the story of his life and witness." - p.12. Light wear to covers, including light coffee ring stain, else very good. 50.00

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13 ANDRACKI, Stanislaw Asian Experience in North America : Chinese and Japanese Immigration of Orientals into Canada with Special Reference to Chinese
Arno Press, New York, 1978, 
ANDRACKI, Stanislaw. Immigration of Orientals into Canada with Special Reference to Chinese. N.Y.: Arno Press, 1978. Pp 227. 8vo, maroon cloth. In the Arno Press collection : The Asian Experience in North America : Chinese and Japanese. This was Stanislaw Andracki's Doctoral Dissertation at McGill University in 1958. Vg-fine. 45.00

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Air News Yearbook. 3rd US in dj, ANDREWS, Phillip (ed.)
14 ANDREWS, Phillip (ed.) Air News Yearbook. 3rd US in dj
Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1942, 
ANDREWS, Phillip (ed.). Air News Yearbook. N.Y.: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, (1942). Third Edition. Pp 264. Profusely Illustrated. Large oblong 8vo, blue cloth. Contents : Design and Operation of U.S. Combat Aircraft; U.S. Army Air Forces; U.S. Naval Air Service; U.S. Marine Corps Aviation; U.S. Coast Guard Aviation; Royal Air Force; Fleet Air Arm; Red Air Force; Chinese Air Force; German Air Force; Japanese Air Forces; Italian Air Force. Vg in undersized dj. 70.00

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15 ANGUS, H.F. Canada and the Far East 1940-1953. Issued under the auspices of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs and the Institute of Pacific Relations.
University of Toronto Press / Canadian Institute of International Affairs / Institute of Pacific, Toronto , 1953, 
ANGUS, H.F. Canada and the Far East 1940-1953. Issued under the auspices ofthe Canadian Institute of International Affairs and the Institute of Pacif ic Relations. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1953. Pp [i]-x,[1]-129,(5). Index. 8vo, navy cloth, silver lettering to spine. “This book brings together and interprets the information relating to Canada's contacts with Asiatic countries since the beginning of the Second World War. Lucidly written and freshly presented, it will be of great interest to everyone concerned with international affairs. As Canada's policies in the Far East and Southeast Asia are the result of Canadian policies in general, Dr. Angus discusses the general policies first and then their particular application. He deals with the nature of Canadian nationalism; the war years and post-war adjustment; Canadian Far Eastern policy and the United Nations; the peace settlement with Japan and security; trade policy and access to resources; economic assistance and the forms it takes; cultural intercourse, human rights,and immigration; and Canadian opinion about the Far East.” - from the dj. Contents : 1. The Nature of Canadian Nationalism. 2. The War Years .3. Adjustment after the War. 4. Canadian Policy in the Far East. 5. The Record at the United Nations. 6. The Peace Settlement and Security. 7. Trade Policy and Access to Resources. 8. Economic Assistance in General. 9. Forms of Economic Assistance. 10. Cultural Intercourse, Human Rights, and Immigration. 11. Canadian Opinion about the Far East. 12. Postscript, 1953. Slightly flared, else very good in dustjacket (tears to spine ends). 45.00

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16 AQUACULTURE] MOTODA, Sigeru (ed.) Proceedings of the Fifth Japan-Soviet Joint Symposium on Aquaculture
Tokai University, Tokyo, 1977, 
[AQUACULTURE]. Proceedings of the Fifth Japan-Soviet Joint Symposium on Aquaculture : September 1976, Tokyo & Sapporo Japan ; edited by Sigeru Motoda.Tokyo: Tokai University, 1977. Pp. 398. 8vo, printed brown card covers. Te xt in English, Russian, and Japanese. Marking to front and occasional underlining throughout, else very good. 40.00

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17 AQUACULTURE] MOTODA, Sigeru (ed.) Proceedings of the Third Japan-Soviet Joint Symposium on Aquaculture
Tokai University, Tokyo, 1977, 
[AQUACULTURE]. Proceedings of the Third Japan-Soviet Joint Symposium on Aquaculture : November 1974, Tokyo, Japan ; edited by Sigeru Motoda. Tokyo: Tokai University, 1977. Pp. 222. Large 8vo, printed pink card covers. With errata slip laid in on p. 3. Text in Japanese and English. Inking to front and occasional underlining throughout, else vg. 40.00

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18 ARMSTRONG, Robert Cornell ARMSTRONG, Ketha, preface Introduction to Japanese Buddhist Sects
ARMSTRONG, Robert Cornell. An Introduction to Japanese Buddhist Sects . [Preface by Ketha Armstrong]. []: Privately printed for Mrs. Robert Cornell Armstrong, 1950. (Printed and bound in Canada by The Hunter Rose Co., Limited). Pp. [i]-xii,[1]-350,(6). 8vo, blue cloth with black lettering to spine. In three parts, this survey of Japanese Buddhism begins with a brief chronological examination of the emergence of Japanese Buddhism, followed bya briefer look at the development of Mahayana Buddhism, and finishing up w ith an overarching survey of the ancient Japanese Buddhist sects; including: the Jojitsu and Sanron Sects, the Kusha Sect, the Hosso Sect, the Ritsu Sect, the Kegon Sect, the Tendai Sect, the Shingon Sect, the Nichiren Sect, and the Zen Sect. A bit musty, top edge spotted, else vg. 50.00

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19 Art - Catalogue) Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World
Nagoya/Boston Mueum of Fine Arts, 1999, 
(Art - Catalogue). Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World. Boston: Nagoya/Boston Mueum of Fine Arts, (1999). Pp. 271. With 221 colour plates. Accompanying descriptions in English and Japanese. Double column. 4to, decorative embossed white card covers, gilt titles to front and spine. The accompanyingcatalogue to an exhibition held at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, April 1 7, 1999 to March 2004. Small mark to front cover, else very good. 50.00

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20 Asahi) Present-Day Nippon : Tenth Anniversary Number, No. 10, 1934 : Annual English Supplement of The Asahi, Osaka and Tokyo
Asahi, Osaka and Tokyo, 1934, 
(The Asahi). Present-Day Nippon : Tenth Anniversary Number, No. 10, 1934 : Annual English Supplement of The Asahi, Osaka and Tokyo . Osaka and Tokyo: The Asahi, 1934. Pp. 188, including two colour plates. Illustrated. Double column. Large 4to, illustrated brown card covers with the painting of a geisha on the front. An annual issue containing dozens of short articles promoting the economic, cultural, and industrial achievements of Japan in the middle of the 1930s, including the Japanese involvement in Manchuria at the time. Text in English. Spine ends chipped, six of the eight plates have beenremoved, front cover creased, fore-edges nicked, pp. 21-22 slashed, else v g. 150.00

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