Hardcover. Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 231 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. Clean, tight copy with light edge wear to covers.
Hardcover. New Haven, Mercatorfonds, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 224 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. The flourishing of photography as a medium in the mid-19th century coincided with a rise in curiosity about China on the part of the Western world. As the number of foreigners living and traveling in China increased, early photographs of China were taken by and for an international audience. Among the Celestials assembles 250 fascinating images of China in the second half of the 19th century and first half of the 20th, captured by the Western camera lens. The photographs portray the gritty side of the country as well as stunning views of palaces, temples, harbors, and gardens. This juxtaposition of the sordid and the serene provides a multidimensional picture of China's physical and social landscape before Mao Zedong's ascent to power changed the country forever. The photographs, many published here for the first time, are both beautiful and moving, and together offer a new understanding of a social and cultural history associated with a time of significant historical change.
Hardcover. Chicago, Art Media Resources, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 305 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Light edgewear to cover boards, otherwise clean bright copy. Color pictures throughout. 12x12x1 dimensions. Numbering over 250 works spanning nearly 1500 years, the Dewey collection of ancient Chinese tomb sculpture is exceptional for its breadth and outstanding quality. Representing nearly all figural types, stylistic traditions and themes, it provides a comprehensive visual record with fascinating insights into the customs and fashions, inventions and superstitions of ancient China's ruling elite during the golden age of the Great Silk Road.
Hardcover. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Asia Center, 1st, 1983, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 544 pages. Minor corner and edge wear, spine bump, otherwise, spotless and tight copy.
Softcover. Honolulu, University of HawaiinPress, 2nd pr., 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 362 pages, b&w illustrations and photos. China's Old Dwellings is the most comprehensive critical examination of China's folk architectural forms in any language. It begins by tracing the interest in Chinese vernacular buildings in the twentieth century. Early chapters detail common and distinctive spatial components, including the interior and exterior modular spaces that are axiomatic components of most Chinese dwellings as well as conventional structural components and building materials common in Chinese construction. Later chapters examine representative housing types in the three broad cultural realms--northern, southern, and western--into which China has been divided. Knapp completes his survey with an exploration of China's old dwellings in the context of the rapid economic and social changes that are destroying so
Hardcover. London ; Boston, Faber & Faber, 1st, 1979, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 256 pages, b&w illustrations. Light shelf-wear and rubbing to dust jacket. Previous owner's blind stamp on front end paper, else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 1st, 1977, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Blue cloth covered boards with gold gilt lettering, slight stain on back cover, otherwise clean copy. Published by the Council on East Asian Studies at Harvard University. 335 pages. Appendixes include Table of the Published Chinese Sources of John Dewey's Lectures Delivered in China, 1919-1921, John Dewey's Major Lecture Series, Published Articles, and Professional Activities During His Visit to China, and Translations of Dewey's Works into Chinese.
New York, Aperture, Rep., 1998 , Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 162 pages, many B&W & sepia period photographs of China, its people and culture. Very richly illustrated, captions, chronology, list pioneer phiotographers, sources, general bibliography, acknowledgements. Photographs from the archives of Arnold Arboretum - Harvard University.
Hardcover. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 336 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Minor bump to top right dust jacket corner. Very clean, unmarked copy with very minor wear to dust jacket edges. Tight copy.
Hardcover. Berkeley CA, Ten Speed Press, Revised Ed., 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Revised Edition of a book first published in 1990 in London. 204 pages illustrated with detailed color and b&w photographs. Court fashion of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
Hardcover. New York , Dodd Mead and Company, reprint, 1909, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 447 pages. Red cloth, gilt lettering to front and spine, no dust jacket issued. Light sunning and small tears to edges of spine. Slight stain to front cover. Faint foxing to end papers and title page.
Hardcover. East Sussex, UK, Ammonite Press, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 240 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. A tight copy. Over 180 black & white photographs. Isabella Bird was one of the 19th century's most remarkable women explorers. Her global travels and subsequent books made her famous, and led to her becoming one of the first female members of the Royal Geographical Society in 1891. This book celebrates her achievements of Isabella Bird with a beautiful pictorial record of her last great journey through China in the closing years of the 19th century, with supporting text by travel photography expert Debbie Ireland. The highlight of her visit was journeying by boat and sedan chair to make a major tour of the valley of the Yangtze River and much beyond, right up to the border with Tibet.
Hardcover. New York, The New Press, 1st, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 515 pages. Hardcover. Gray cover boards, gilt title on spine. In nice shape, Dust jacket unclipped, has just a touch of age yellow. Edges show a little soil (shelfwear). Binding very tight, clean inside. Very good condition.
Hardcover. New York, M.E. Sharpe, 1st, 1979, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 410 pages, white cloth covers with brown lettering. INSCRIBED BY CHIANG, one of the editors, on the half-title page. Clean, tight copy. No dust jacket.
Hardcover. New York/Milano, Skira, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 224 pages, duotone photographs taken between 1904 and 1914 by a missionary working in China. In publisher's shrinkwrap. Leone Nani (1880-1935) lived in central China from 1904 to 1914. His missionary work took him to remote villages where he captured a world beyond the reach of other Westerners. Working in large format (mostly on glass plates he developed and printed himself in his mobile studio), Nani portrayed young couples, dignitaries, peasants and artisans. Equally gifted as an observer and reporter, he recorded everyday life scenes, religious ceremonies, architecture, and landscapes.
Hardcover. NY/London, Thames & Hudson, 1st, 2018, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, illustrated boards with short wrap-around dust jacket. 400 color photos. This lavishly illustrated book is the history of China, spanning the pre-revolutionary years to China's present day rise as a global power as told through the Magnum photo agency's legendary photographs. Magnum Photos first covered China on assignment in the 1930s, when Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson established what has become a long-standing cultural engagement with the ever-changing country. Magnum's long history with China puts the agency in the unique position of being able to provide an in-depth photographic account of China, its people, and the changes they have witnessed over the last nine decades.Featuring an outstanding selection of photographs, Magnum China is a thorough illustrated history of a vast, enigmatic country, fascinating for China-watchers and novices alike.Chronologically organized into four parts, charting the history of China from 1933 to the present day, Magnum China presents in-depth portfolios by individual photographers, accompanied by introductory commentaries on the featured work and group selections that curate individual photographs to illustrate the diverse state of China. Each part also features an introduction by respected scholar Jonathan Fenby, as well as "key dates" timelines and lists of the photographers' travels, setting the socio-political and historical context for the photography on show. Remainder line on bottom edge.
Hardcover. New York, Random House, First Edition, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 354 pages. Hardcover. Black cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. Black & white illustrations throughout. Dust jacket with only light marginal wear. Clean & unmarked.
Softcover. Princeton, Princeton University Press, First Edition, 1977, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 470 pages. Softcover. Previous owner's light pencil marking to several pages has been erased, faint marks remain. Crisp covers. Otherwise clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Berkeley, University of California Press, First Edition, 1983 , Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 422 pages. Hardcover. Grey cloth boards with iridescent titles to spine. Black & white diagrams, charts throughout. Bright dust jacket with light sunfade to rear of jacket & a couple tears to edges. Light foxing top edge. Clean & unmarked text.
Hardcover. Tokyo, Hokuseido Press, Reprint, 1968, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 382 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket & slipcase. Mustard cloth boards with black printed titles to spine. Full page, full color illustrations protected with tissue guards throughout. Frontis illustration, Man Playing the Samisen, in full color & protected with a tissue guard. Chronological chart of Japanese Humor tipped-in. Dust jacket with light wear to edges, lightly price-clipped to corners. Plain slipcase with creases, light wear to edges. Clean, unmarked copy.
Hardcover. NY, Century Co., 1st, 1919, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, yellow cloth stamped with black design, 240 pages illustrated with b&w photos. A book that covers many aspects of life in China through the eyes of an extraordinary woman: "Ellen Newbold La Motte (1873 - 1961) was an American nurse, journalist and author. After WW1, LaMotte travelled to Asia, where she witnessed the horrors of opium addiction. These travels provided her with material for six books, three of them explicitly dealing with the opium problem, this being the first. Covers show shelf wear, soil.
Softcover. Mason City, IA, Arrow Printing , 1st, 1956, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 248 pages. 12mo. SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHORS on title page. Yellow wrappers wih red titles in English and Chinese. Age soil. The glue used by the printing company to attach the wrappers to the text was of poor quality; this has toned the wrappers spine to a darker yellow. Wear to top and bottom of spine.
Hardcover. US, Tuttle Publishing, 1st, 2003-04-15, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 178 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Three scratches to fore-edge. Light shelf-wear to dust jacket. Previous owner's stamp on front end paper. Clean, tight copy.