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W.H. Marston : Career of an American Sailing Ship Captain 1860-1892

By: MARSTON, Idela Alice Reed.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Diego and Son Printing, San Diego, 1984,:

Seller ID: 98547


MARSTON, Idela Alice Reed. W.H. Marston : Career of an American Sailing Ship Captain 1860-1892. With a special dedication to the Captain's daughter Elisa Leigh Marston by his granddaughter Marjorie Leigh Carver. (San Diego : Diego and Son Printing, n.d. [1980s?]. Pp (4),1-64. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated pale green card covers. Contents : William Harrington Marston; San Francisco, after May 1860, his home port; Later Years; Notes; Line of Descent; The Gold Pencil; Ellery Turner Marston; Notes Additional; Vacation; In China; Old Jim; Macdonald; Alaska and the Nightingale; “Nightingale.” Ve... View more info

Walking on Two Legs : Rural Development in South China

By: JOHNSON, Elizabeth and Graham

Price: $40.00

Publisher: International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, 1976, ISBN:0889360944:

Seller ID: 110602


JOHNSON, Elizabeth and Graham. Walking on Two Legs : Rural Development in South China. (Ottawa : International Development Research Centre, 1976). Pp (2),3-72. Illustrated. Map. 8vo, green card covers, lettered in white and brown. IDRC-070e. "This study of rural development is based on a visit to the Pearl River delta in China's southernmost province Kwangtung. The generalcharacter and organization of a number of rural people's communes are desc ribed and explanations are offered for the increases in production and other changes that have occurred in recent years. The information presented... View more info

War in the Eastern Seas 1793-1815. First Edition in dustajcket.

By: PARKINSON, C. Northcote.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: George Allen and Unwin Ltd., London, 1954,:

Seller ID: 111997


PARKINSON, C. Northcote. War in the Eastern Seas 1793-1815. London : GeorgeAllen & Unwin, Ltd., (1954). First Printing. Pp. (4),5-477,(3), portrait f rontispiece of Admiral Peter Rainier, + 11 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. With maps and charts to text. 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine, map endpapers. Contents: I. 1. Cornwallis Returns to England;2. Rainier Sails for India; 3. Danger from the Dutch; 4. Sercey at the Ile de France; 5. The End of Sercey's Squadron; 6. The Threat from Egypt; 7. J ava Reprieved; 8. The Red Sea and Peace. II. 9. Decaen and Linois; 10. New ... View more info

Warlord : Yen Hsi-shan in Shansi Province, 1911-1949. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: GILLIN, Donald G.

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1967,:

Seller ID: 114021


GILLIN, Donald G. Warlord : Yen Hsi-shan in Shansi Province, 1911-1949. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 1967. First Printing. Pp. (8),[vii]-xiv,(2),[3]-334,(2), + 3 p. of black and white photos. 8vo, browncloth with gilt lettered dark brown title block to spine. "This is a study of the dynamics of regional and local government in China between 1911 and 1949, as illustrated by the policies of the warlord Yen Hsi-shan in the no rthwest province of Shansi. The schemes he tried to carry out in Shansi constitute one of the last systematic attempts in China to bring about ref... View more info

Warlord Politics in China, 1916-1928. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: CH'I, Hsi-Sheng.

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Stanford University Press, Stanford, California, 1976, ISBN:0804708940:

Seller ID: 113946


CH'I, Hsi-Sheng. Warlord Politics in China, 1916-1928. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1976. First Printing. Pp. (14),[1]-282. 8vo, brown cloth with black lettering to spine. "The first comprehensive analytical treatment of warlordism in twentieth-century China, this book approaches regional militarism as a generic phenomenon of Chinese politics in the most complex and chaotic era of recent Chinese history. After describing the emergence of militarist regimes after the death of Yuan Shih-k'ai in 1916, the author analyzes their membership, goals, capabilities, and sources o... View more info

Wave Crest : The Glass of C. F. Monroe. in dustjacket

By: COHEN, Wilfred R. MONROE, C. F.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Collector Books, Paducah, KY, 1987, ISBN:0891453520:

Seller ID: 112068


COHEN, Wilfred R. Wave Crest : The Glass of C. F. Monroe. (Paducah, KY) : Collector Books, (1987). Pp (4),5-236,(4). Illustrated. Index. Double Column. 4to, blue cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. "Decorated opaiware was at the height of its popularity from 1890 to 1910 and the C.F. Mo nroe Company was one of the largest producers of this type of glass. Until recently this fine glass was amazingly neglected; amazing since it easily rivals similar articles produced by Smith Brothers and Mt. Washington-Pairpoint Glass Companies. Inerest has been building over the past few years,... View more info

WCTR '86 : Research for Tomorrow's Transport Requirements : Proceedings of the World Conference on Transport Research, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, May 1986

By: World Conference on Transport Research SLETMO, Gunnar K. MARCUS, Henry S. TEMPLE, S.R.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Centre for Transportation Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver , 1986,:

Seller ID: 91992


(World Conference on Transport Research). WCTR '86 : Research for Tomorrow's Transport Requirements : Proceedings of the World Conference on TransportResearch, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, May 1986. [In Two Volumes]. Vancouver : The Centre for Transportation Studies, University of British C olumbia, 1986. Pp (8),1-927,(1); (9),928-1850,(4). Maps. 8vo, blue and white card covers. Theme Iv : International Shipping and Ports (pp 733-964) : The Transformation of Shipping and the Role of Ship Management (by Gunnar K.Sletmo); The Role of Financial Institutions in Shipping Markets (by P. S. D... View more info

Weapons and Warfare in Renaissance Europe : Gunpowder, Technology and Tactics. First Edition in dustjacket

By: HALL, Bert S.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore & London, 1997, ISBN:0801855314:

Seller ID: 113595


HALL, Bert S. Weapons and Warfare in Renaissance Europe : Gunpowder, Technology and Tactics. Baltimore & London : The Johns Hopkins University Press, (1997). First Printing. Pp (6),[vii]-xiii,(5),[1]-300,(2). Illustrated. Maps. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. No. 22 in the Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology series. "Weapons and Warfare inRenaissance Europe explores the history of gunpowder in Europe from the th irteenth century, when it was first imported from China, to the sixteenth century, as firearms became central to the conduct of war. Bridging the ... View more info

West in the East. no dj.

By: COLLIER, Price

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Duckworth & Co., 1913,:

Seller ID: 38153


COLLIER, Price. The West in the East From an American Point of View. L: Duckworth & Co., 1913. Pp 534. 8vo, red cloth, gilt device to front, t.e.g. Vg. 30.00 View more info

What Peking Keeps Silent About

By: TSE-TUNG, Mao)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Novosti Press Agency Publishing House, Moscow, 1972,:

Seller ID: 107478


(TSE-TUNG, Mao). What Peking Keeps Silent About. Moscow : Novosti Press Agency Publishing House, 1972. Pp (2),3-[48]. Small 8vo, brown stapled wrappers, lettered in black and white. Contents : Introduction. 1. The October Revolution and China. 2. On the Experience of the CPSU. 3. Socialist Construction in the USSR, and China. 4. "Can't We Steer a Middle Course?..." 5. "TheUSA Still Presents the Main Threat..." 6. Who "Is Interested in a New Worl d War..."? 7. "A Big Kingdom of the Petty Bourgeoisie..." 8. "It Is Easier for Dogmatists to Camouflage Themselves... View more info

When the Typhoon Blows. in dj

By: LEWIS, Elizabeth Foreman WIESE, Kurt

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Junior Literary Guild, 1942,:

Seller ID: 31497


LEWIS, Elizabeth Foreman. When the Typhoon Blows. Illustrated by Kurt Wiese. N.Y.: Junior Literary Guild / Phil.: John C. Winston Co., (1942). Pp 273.8vo, grey cloth. The story of a young Chinese boy and his ailing grandfath er as they are forced to flee from the invading Japanese. Bookplate to the half-title, else vg in torn dj. 30.00 View more info

Where the Fields End : Poems Selected and New. pbk.

By: FAULKNER, Leigh

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Owl's Head Press, Alma, NB, 1993, ISBN:0920635083:

Seller ID: 96917


FAULKNER, Leigh. Where the Fields End : Poems Selected and New . Alma, NB: Owl's Head Press, (1993). First Edition. Pp. (6),7-111,(1). 8vo, illulstrated white and grey card covers. The Bass River, Nova Scotia-born poet's third collection of works. Includes the following poems: "The Tantramar", "Charge", "Black Candle on Red Lace", "Morning Song", "Narcissus Accused of the Murder of Venus", "My Children Have Never Seen Wild Geese in the Stove", "Ode to Anubis", "Kejimkujik", "Gulf Shore", "Mira", "Cape Split"... View more info

Wij Varen Weer!

By: Merchant Marine - WW2]

Price: $40.00

Publisher: D.W. Brand, Amsterdam, 0,:

Seller ID: 69343


[Merchant Marine - WW2]. Wij Varen Weer! Amsterdam: D.W. Brand, [n.d. - 1945?]. Pp. (2),1-109,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth spine with illustratedblue paper covered boards with blank spine. An examination of the role of the Dutch merchant marine in the Second World War, with information on the activities of the Java-China-Japan Line, as well as numerous other shippingcompanies, and their activities as vessels in the merchant navy. Includes information on shipping losses, as well as what lays ahead in the post-war environment. Text in Dutch. Extensive pencilled marginalia and notation, top ... View more info

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William H. Seward's Travels Around the World. 1st ed

By: SEWARD, William H.) SEWARD, Olive Risley (ed.) SEWARD, Olive Risley, (ed.).

Price: $140.00

Publisher: Appleton, 1873,:

Seller ID: 30378


(SEWARD, William H.) SEWARD, Olive Risley (ed.). William H. Seward's Travels Around the World. With two hundred illustrations. N.Y.: D. Appleton and Company, 1873. First Edition. Pp 730. Illustrated. Fldg.Map. Large 8vo, half-leather with marbled boards. A description of Seward's travels around the world, as recorded by his adopted daughter's sister, Miss Risley. Includes descriptions of the United States, Canada, the Pacific Ocean, Japan, China, India, Egypt, Palestine, and Europe. Light edgewear, small waterstain to edge of frontispiece, name, else vg. 140.00 View more info

Wilting of the Hundred Flowers. 1st UK in dj

By: FU-SHENG, Mu

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Heinemann, London, 1962,:

Seller ID: 38839


FU-SHENG, Mu. The Wilting of the Hundred Flowers : Free Thought in China Today. L.: Heinemann, (1962). First Printing. Pp 324. 8vo, blue cloth. Some pencil notes and underlining, else vg in rubbed, nicked, price-clipped dj. 30.00 View more info

Wind Commands : Sailors and Sailing Ships in the Pacific. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: MORTON, Harry A.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Welseyan University Press, Middletown, CT, 1975, ISBN:0819540897:

Seller ID: 21815


MORTON, Harry A. The Wind Commands : Sailors and Sailing Ships in the Pacific. Middletown, CT : Wesleyan University Press / Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press, (1975). First US Edition. Pp 498. Illustrated. 8vo,blue cloth. Contents: 1. Rafts and Floats all around the Pacific, 2. Skin Boats of the North Pacific, 3. Wood and Bark Canoes of America and Australia, 4. Polynesian Watercraft, 5. Watercraft of the Western Fringes, 6. Junksof China and Japan, 7. Warships and Working Ships, 8. Galleys and Other Ro wed Craft, 9. Pacific-built European Ships, 10. Whaling, 11. Clippers and Wi... View more info

Wind Commands : Sailors and Sailing Ships in the Pacific. First Canadian Edition in dustjacket . ex-lib.

By: MORTON, Harry A.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, 1975, ISBN:0819540897:

Seller ID: 19270


MORTON, Harry A. The Wind Commands : Sailors and Sailing Ships in the Pacific. Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press, (1975). First Canadian Edition. Pp 498. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. Contents: 1. Rafts and Floats all around the Pacific, 2. Skin Boats of the North Pacific, 3. Wood andBark Canoes of America and Australia, 4. Polynesian Watercraft, 5. Watercr aft of the Western Fringes, 6. Junks of China and Japan, 7. Warships and Working Ships, 8. Galleys and Other Rowed Craft, 9. Pacific-built European Ships, 10. Whaling, 11. Clippers and Windjammers, 12. Navigation, 13. Routes,... View more info

Windward Ho : Windjammer Days. First Edition, signed

By: PEARSE, A.W.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: John Andrew & Co, Sydney, 1932,:

Seller ID: 29285


PEARSE, A.W. Windward Ho : Windjammer Days. Sydney : John Andrew & Co. 21 Phillip Street, (1932). First Edition. Pp (20),[1]-186,(2), portrait frontispiece + 10 leaves of illustrations and photos. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Albert William Pearse, FRGS (b. 6th April 6, 1857, Hornsey, London - d. July 12, 1951, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney, NSW), Member of The Honourable Company of Master Mariners and Representative fot The Port of LondonAuthority for Australia and New Zealand, one-time gold miner, and involved with the cattle industry. Introduction by R. Scott-Skirving. Chapters: 1. S... View more info

Windward Ho : Windjammer Days. First Edition, signed

By: PEARSE, A.W.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: John Andrew & Co, Sydney, 1932,:

Seller ID: 14066


PEARSE, A.W. Windward Ho : Windjammer Days. Sydney : John Andrew & Co. 21 Phillip Street, (1932). First Edition. Pp (20),[1]-186,(2), portrait frontispiece + 10 leaves of illustrations and photos. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Albert William Pearse, FRGS (b. 6th April 6, 1857, Hornsey, London - d. July 12, 1951, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney, NSW), Member of The Honourable Company of Master Mariners and Representative fot The Port of LondonAuthority for Australia and New Zealand, one-time gold miner, and involved with the cattle industry. Introduction by R. Scott-Skirving. Chapters: 1. S... View more info

Witch of Ning-Po

By: REASON, J. MAXWELL, Ian (ed.)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Little Daisy Press, Tancook Island, NS, 1995, ISBN:1895744296:

Seller ID: 61708


REASON, J. The Witch of Ning-Po (Mary Aldersey of China). Republished and edited by Ian Maxwell. Tancook Island, NS: The Little Daisy Press, 1995. Pp.35. 8vo, printed stapled white card covers. Small teastain to front cover, else vg. 12.50 View more info