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Biblio has many books that focus on certain regions of the world, and there are many rare and antique books available on Asia and Asiana culture and traditions. Several of the books in the rare Asiana books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room are non-fiction works by Asian authors, and others are famously rare novels about Asia or that take place in Asia. Many of the rare and antique books in the rare Asiana books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room are first editions or signed by the author.


BUDDHISM PRAYER BOOK N.D. Circa Mid/Late 18th Century; Qianlong Emperor/Qing Dynasty; China; Zitan Wood Boards, Silk over boards; Eight Spinach Jade Tablets; 16 Pages; w5.7"xh8.9", About 4 Lbs.; Very Rare!ATTRIBUTES:•Beautiful/Original Zitan wooden boar...

From Roga Books


Imperial Woman by Pearl S. Buck

John Day, New York 1956 . No other dates. VG+/VG- Rare edition in Rare DJ. Collectible copy of hard to find book in early printing. Burnt orange hardcover in VG + condition . Slight bumping to spines. Light shelf wear to edges and corners. Tight, clean co...

From Cova Rare Books



THIRTY-SIX STRATAGEMS N.D. Circa Mid/Late 18th Century; Qianlong Emperor/Qing Dynasty; China; Zitan Wood Boards, Silk over boards; Eight White Jade Tablets; 16 Pages; w5.7"xh8.9", About 4 Lbs.; Very Rare!ATTRIBUTES:•Beautiful/Original Zitan wooden board...

From Roga Books


Book of Rites or LiJi; Raiki, 禮記 by Unknown

1846 Japanese Woodblock Book of Rites Chinese Rituals Confucius Classics Li Zhou "Of all things to which the people owe their lives the rites are the most important…" -Confucius A 19th century Sino-Japanese woodblock printing of the Book of Rites from...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Architectural Details 1938 by Raymond, Antonin

New York & Tokyo: The Architectural Forum / Antonin Raymond, 1938 Tan burlap/cloth covers w/paste on title, steel spiral binding. Excellent illustrations, black/white photographs. Rice paper, Foreword, 116 pgs. In orginial cardboard slipcase. Scarce c...

From Open Door Books


註釋校正華英四書;顧鹿著 [zhu shi jiao zheng hua ying si shu; gu lu shu][Annotated Corrected Chinese-English Four Books; Gu Lu, Arranger] (The Four Books, Chinese Classics in English)[Great Learning; Moderation; Analects (of Confucius); Mencius] by Legge, James, (1815-1897) [顧鹿 Gu Lu][王韜 Wang Tao?, (1828-1897)] Confucius ; Mencius

[Hong Kong : London Mission Society Press, c1861] ; Shanghai : Shanghai Shangye Yingshuguan, n.d., 1861. Very Good. [1], 298, 378 pp. ; bound in Chinese fashion, with folded sheets right to left, in a western-style, mid-nineteenth century cloth board co...

From Joseph Valles - Books


East Wind West Wind by Pearl S. Buck

BBrown hardcover, no dj. Foredge looks like it was nawed on by a mouse, almost half way up. Spine is bent. Near Fine inside except pages are discolored from the acid in the paper. Main portion of Cover is VG. Wear along front edge of spine at bottom. T...

From booksnvintage


History of China and its inhabitants. [Harper’s Family Library. No. LXXXI] by DAVIS, John Francis

1836 History of CHINA Asia Confucius Buddhist MAGIC OCCULT Alchemy Ghosts John Francis Davis was a 19th-century British politician who became the governor of Hong Kong during his diplomatic journeys to China. He published a broad but extensive history of...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Vernacular Translation of the Military Tale of the Han and Chu. Tsūzoku kanso gundan, 通俗漢楚軍談. つうぞくかんそぐんだん。 by Unknown

1696 Japanese Woodblock Chinese History Tsuzoku kanso gundan Qing Han War CHINA A 17th century Sino-Japanese woodblock print history of the Chu-Han Contention between the Qing and Han Dynasty bound in the fukurotoji style. The Tsuzoku kanso gundan is the ...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Butsuzou Zui (Illustrated Compendium of Buddhist Images) by Hidenibu Tosa

1690 1ed Japanese Woodblock Illustrated Buddhism Buddha Amida Butsuzou Zui A rare, 17th-century handwritten Japanese woodblock book 'Butsuzō-zui' 仏像図彙, or 'Illustrated Compendium of Buddhist Images,' was first published in 1690 (Genroku 元禄 3...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


China in Sign and Symbol. With Decorations by Kent Crane. First edition in Jacket, chemise and slipcase by Louise Crane & Kent Crane

A beautiful copy preserved in the more desirable art deco jacket. Housed in custom chemise and green quarter morocco slipcase. Photographs of Peking storefronts by J.D. Zumbrun; color lithographs of shop signs by Kent Crane. Deckled edges.; 4to; xx, 2...

From William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA


Burma by FERRARS, Max and Bertha

London: Sampson, Low, Marston and Company, 1901. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. London, Sampson, Low, Marston and Company, 1901 (second edition). Quarto, xii, 237 pages with over 400 illustrations plus 48 full-page plates with tissue guards (the ill...

From Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers


Asiatick Researches: Or, Transactions of the Society, Instituted in Bengal, for Inquiring into the History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences, and Literature, of Asia. Volume the Second. by Jones, William (Sir ) (ed.); other contributors include Charles Wilkins, Henry Vansittart, Samuel Davis, William Roxburgh

Calcutta: Printed and Sold By Manuel Cantopher. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1790. First Edition. Hardcover. Professionally rebacked by Barbara Schmelzer, preserving original endpapers, and with remnant of original leather spine laid down. Moderate ch...

From Renaissance Books


HIROSHIGE , Masterpieces of Ukiyo-e Prints , Series 6 by Shibui , Kiyoshi & Kikuchi , Sadao

Japan: Shueisha Co.,, 1971. Book. Illus. by Hiroshige. Fine. Hard Cover w/ Box Case. 1st.ed. 1971 ,Hardcover with folding box wrap with ties and bone locks, book is tan cloth and the box is gray cloth with orange Japanese letters.With 74 pages of text in ...

From GibbsBooks


CHIN CHIN KOBAKAMA [JAPANESE FAIRY TALE SERIES NO 25] by Lafcadio Hearn [translated into English by]

T. Hasegawa, 1/1/1903. Paperback. Very Good. 22 pp. Octavo size. Crape paper book. A very good copy. Profusely illustrated. A light crease on back cover. See our pictures. (BAL 7939) ...

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