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[Hedin expedition] Lieberenz, P.
Original diaries, photographs, letters and notebooks.
[Tibet], mostly unpublished, 1927-1928. Diary in ‘Einjahrbuch’ (19.0 x 15.5 cm; 365 pp.; sold in Hamburg by Max Schlichtmann), with the author’s name and Berlin address, and a smaller agenda (14.3 x 9.2 cm), with a hand-written label ‘1928 / April - Mai / Ürumtschi - Berlin’; a set of business cards, mostly in Chinese, inserted. This includes, however, a business card of Sven Hedin ‘Correspondant de l’Institut de Sinologie de l’Université nationale de Pékin’ in both French and Chinese, and of several other people who aided the expedition; several letters, a map, and over 500 original photographs, as described below.
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€22,500.00
With Hedin through Tibet - the unpublished eye witness account of his photographer
History of...
Hedin, S. and F. Bergman
History of the Expedition in Asia 1927-1935. Part II. Reports from the Scientific Expedition to the North Western Provinces of China Under the Leadership of Dr Sven Hedin. The Sino-Swedish Expedition, Publication 24.
Stockholm, Elander, 1943. 4to (28.3 x 22.7 cm). xv, 215 pp.; 60 photographic plates. Contemporary full beige cloth with gilt leather labels on spine. Original buff, printed wrappers bound in.
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€225.00
An exceedingly fine, marvelously illustrated travelogue
Japanische...
Moslé, [A. G.]
Japanische Kunstwerke. Waffen / Schwertzieraden / Lacke / Gewebe / Bilder / Holzschnitte der Sammlung Moslé.
Leipzig, E. A. Seeman, 1914. In two portfolios. Loose sheets (40.0 x 30.0 cm). Four pp. text leaf with title and index; first portfolio with 102 plates (numbered I-CII); second portfolio with 102 plates (numbered CIII-CCIV). Portfolios size: 41.1 x 30.8 x 3.9 cm.
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€1,450.00
A complete set in an unusually good condition
Dagbok öfv...
Osbeck, P.
Dagbok öfver en Ostindisk Resa, Åren 1750. 1751. 1752. Med anmärkringar uti Naturkunnigheten, främmande Folkslags Sprak, Seder, Hushallning, m.m.
Stockholm, L. L. Grefing, 1757. 8vo (11.8 x 19.6 cm). [vi], 376, [xvi] pp., 12 engraved plates. Near contemporary full mottled calf. Spine with five raised bands, blind-tooled floral patterns and vellum label with title. Speckled edges.
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€1,250.00
A very good copy of the rare first edition
4 Monate K...
[Pfanner, P.]
4 Monate Krieg [Four Months War] Shanghai 1937 [Original photos]
Shanghai, unpublished, 1937. Oblong folio (18.1 x 26.5 cm). 44 pp., each with one to four original photos, for a total of 102 photos (ca 9.0 x 6.0 cm), mounted and tissue-guarded. In Chinese embroided cloth binding with Chinese characters.
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€5,900.00
Unique photographic eyewitness account of the Chino-Japanese War in Shanghai
Reisen in...
[Przewalski] Von Prschewalskij, N.
Reisen in der Mongolei, im Gebiet der Tanguten und den Wüsten Nordtibets in den Jahren 1870 bis 1873.
Jena, Hermann Costenoble, 1877. Large 8vo (21.9 x 14.1 cm). xl, 538 pp. with one coloured lithographed folding map and ten engraved plates and several text engravings. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with red, gilt-bordered label, title in gilt.
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€850.00
First expedition to Mongolia and Tibet - an unusually fine and clean copy
Qi Bashi h...
Qi Baishi [Qi, H.]
Qi Bashi huaji. [Collected paintings of Qi Bashi].
Beijjing, Rong Bao Zhai, 1952. Leporello (31.5 x 21.5 cm). Twenty-two printed watercolour drawings, one page with an image of the author and explanatory text. Pictorial multi-colour silken boards with clouds and dragons.
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€950.00
...something between likeness and unlikeness...
China. Erg...
Richthofen, [P. W.] F. Freiherr Von
China. Ergebnisse eigener Reisen und darauf gegründeter Studien. Erster Band. Einleitender Theil. Mit XXIX Holzschnitten und XI Karten.
Berlin, Dietrich Reimer, 1877. 4to (28.2 x 20.8 cm). xliv, 758 pp.; 29 text engravings, 11 finely coloured, folded, or double-folded maps. Original pictorial red cloth. Spine with gilt title and black vignette (Chinese dragon). Front board with gilt and black pattered borders, gilt title and black landscape with dragons, turtle with epitaph, and mountains. Bevelled edges. Brown endpapers. Marbled edges.
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€1,950.00
The beginning of the "Silk Road"
China. Erg...
Richthofen, [P. W.] F. Freiherr Von
China. Ergebnisse eigener Reisen und darauf gegründeter Studien. Vierter Band. Palaeontologischer Theil. Enthaltend Abhandlungen von Dr. Wilhelm Dames, Dr. Emanuel Kayser, Dr. G. Lindtröm, Dr. A. Schenk und Dr. Conrad Schwager.
Berlin, Dietrich Reimer, 1883. 4to (28.2 x 20.8 cm). xvi, 290 pp.; 15 text engravings, 54 fine, lithographed plates with explanatory text leaves. Original pictorial cloth. Spine with gilt title and black vignette (Chinese dragon). Front board with gilt and black pattered borders, gilt title and black landscape with dragons, turtle with epitaph, and mountains. Bevelled edges. Brown endpapers. Marbled edges.
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€1,750.00
The rare and important palaeontology part of this seminal work on China
Historia M...
Schröck, L.
Historia Moschi, ad normam Academiae Naturae Curiosorum.
Augsburg, Theophil Göbel, 1682. 4to (19.7 x 15.8 cm). Engraved allegorical title, letterpress title page, [x], 124, [v] pp.; three engraved plates (one folded), large wood-engraved vignette. Contemporary blue paper boards. Spine with small dark red morocco label with gilt border and title. Edges red.
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€365.00
Rare, first monograph on the "Moschus", or Musk deer in a very good condition
Die Kultur...
Tichomirow, W. A.
Die Kultur und Gewinnung des Thees auf Ceylon und in China.
St. Petersburg, A. Wienecke, 1892. 8vo (22.3 x 15.1 cm). 113 pp., three photographic plates (one double-sized). Original printed wrappers.
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€550.00
A very rare work on tea cultures in Ceylon and in China
Report of...
Tokunaga, S. et al.
Report of the First Scientific Expedition to Manchoukuo. Under the leadership of Shigeyasu Tokunaka. June - October 1933. Section II [Geology]. Part I-IV. [Complete].
Tokyo, Asahi, 1934-1939. Four volumes in four. 4to (26.0 x 19.0 cm). Ca. 700 pp. with 124 plates and three folding coloured maps. Original uniform printed stiff wrappers.
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€1,450.00
A rare, complete geological section of the results of an expedition to northern China