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J. Hedley Tramps in Dark Mongolia
T. Fisher Unwin, 1910 First Edition. Binding: Hardcover (Half Leather). Book Condition: Very Good Condition. Later half green morocco over marbled papered boards, raised gilt bands, red calf labels (one lightly rubbed) with gilt lettering, 50 half tone plates and one folding map at rear. Occasional light foxing. In a matching marbled/ green morocco slip case with suede interior. Size: 9" x 6" approx. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1.25 kilos. Category: Travel & Places; Inventory No: 0036599. (Book ref. 0036599) £40.00
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Maclean, Fitzroy To the Back of Beyond : An Illustrated Companion to Central Asia and Mongolia
London: Jonathan Cape, 1974. Illustrated by Illustrated. 1st Edition. Blue Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 143pp. A super copy of this first edition ( 1974) in wrapper ( blue spine). 4 to. Numerous b/w full page illustrations support the text. Slight bump to one corner at the head of the spine and a light bump to the tail of the spine. Slight fading to the extreme head of the boards, concealed under the wrapper. Fresh, clean and tight with no inscriptions. Dust wrapper is not price clipped and has light fading to the spine of the wrapper. Light shelf wear. A near fine copy oin a very good plus wrapper. (Book ref. 227472) £14.00
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Heissig, Walther A Lost Civilization - the Mongols Rediscovered
London: Thames And Hudson, 1966. Hardcover. 8vo, 271pp. Vg++/vg++. Illusttrated red d/jkt, unclipped; very light wear. Blk boards; b/w illustrations. Trans from the German by D. J. S. Thomson. (Book ref. 8367) £12.00
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Montagu, Ivor Land of Blue Sky: A Portrait of Modern Mongolia
London: Dennis Dobson, 1956. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Dark blue boards, gilt letters to spine, endpaper maps, 191 pages, 4 colour & 34 b/w photo plates, appendices, glossary, index; small mark on top edge, otherwise a fine bright copy with no foxing, no previous owner name. (Book ref. 6035) £4.00
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Alexander, Caroline The Way to Xanadu
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1993. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 0297813137 Bright unclipped pictorial dustjacket, black cloth binding, endpapers taken from 1618 edition of Purchas Pilgrimage, xiii + 194 pages, 4 maps, list of helpful sources. Was there really a place called Xanadu, with its 'walls and towers'? Literary travel book recounts the author's quest across three continents to discover 'the miracle of rare device', the source of Coleridge's inspiration. (Book ref. 1734) £4.00
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USSR Academy of Sciences, Institute of Oriental Studies: Gafurov, BG and Kim, G F (Editors): Lenin and National Liberation in the East
Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1978 First edition of this English translation, first printing, very good condition, in a very good unclipped dust-jacket but spine faded, publisher's original pale grey clothboards with red blocking to front and spine, top corners bumped, 468 pages, -----------------------" The authors muster an array of facts to show the impact of Lenin's theoretical legacy on the Eastern peoples and summarise the revolutionary record of various countries in Asia and North Africa. They also showhow Lenin's propositions on national liberation revolutions and social progress in the East are being corroberated by the entire course of the world communist movement (Book ref. 1552) £12.00
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Severin, Tim: In Search of Genghis Khan
London: Hutchinson, 1991: ISBN 0689121342 First edition, ex public library with assocated stamps to title and back end pages, ffep removed, otherwise very good+ clean tight and bright condition, in protected near fine unclipped (17.99) dust jacket, 8vo, original black clothboards with gilt blocking to spine, mapped endpapers, 276 pages, index, 2 double page b/w maps, numerous full colour photigraphic illustrations, 750 gms ------------' The author had hoped to find and record the remnants of a medieval way of life, but he stumbled across much more: the Black Death still holding sway in the herdsmens felt tents, wizened lamas who had survived the communist purges of the 1930s and Samga, a practising shamaness. But, most remarkable of all he witnessed the renewed cult of Genghis Khan in Mongolia where the people are again turning to the most remarkable man in their history and elevatin him to the status of a god. A stunning synthesis of exploration, living history and adventure from one of our most respected and popular travel writers.' (Book ref. 1018) £12.00
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Klorman, Bat-Zion Eraqi; Morgan, David; Bray, John; Jia, Jinhua; Lin Hsiao-Ting: Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Third Series, Volume 19, Part 4, October 2009
Cambridge: Royal Asiatic Society / Cambridge University Press, 2009 First edition, paperback, near fine condition, illustrated glossy card covers 177 pages, b/w photo illustrations and line drawings, b/w map, index for 2009------------Contents: Yemen, Aden and Ethiopia: Jewish Emigration and Italian Colonialism (Klorman); The Decline and Fall of the Mongol Empire ( David Morgan); The Occonomy of Human Life - An 'Ancient Bramin' in Eighteenth Century Tibet (John Bray); Religious Origin of the Terms Dao and De and their significance in the Laozi (Jinhua JIa); The Tributary System in China's Historical Imagination - China and Hunza, ca 1760-1960 (Lin)------------plus numerous academic book and details of the Anniversay General Meeting (Book ref. 2606) £15.00
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Chambers, James: GENGHIS KHAN ( Sutton Pocket Biographies)
UK: Sutton Publishing, 1999 ISBN: 0750920645 First edition, paperback, as new condition, uncreased illustrated glossy card covers, 114 pages, b/w photo illustrations (Book ref. 1960) £5.00
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London: The Macmillan Press Ltd. - 1st edition 1981 - Hb: gold gilt titles on black linen - what appears to be a dedication in chinese(?) to ffep else a near very good plus copy. Dw: minor edge wear else unclipped and near very good. Volume 2 of a 3 volume set. (LB10) - (Book ref. 4128) £11.00
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Lovett, Richard: James Gilbert and His Boys;
London, The Religious Tract Society, nd. ( Prize label dated 1910/11 Session) Good++/ No Dj; 236pp with 15pp Pub. ads; Twenty-two illustrations & facimile letters plus map; Blue pictorial cloth with gilt lettering; Spine lightly sunned, pages lightly dusted & soiled, stain on ffep. Account of missionary work in China & Mongolia. (Book ref. 1319) £18.00
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Elvin, Harold: The Incredible Mile. Siberia - Mongolia - Uzbekistan;
Newton Abbot, Readers Union, 1971; Reprint; Hardback; Very good/ Dj Very good; 263pp with double page Map, photographs & index; Black covers with gilt title on spine; Dust jacket has small ink mark on front cover. " A journey to Siberia and back through Mongolia and the Black Sea. " (Book ref. 9715) £7.00
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BACON, Edward: Archaeology. Discoveries in the 1960s.
New York: Praeger, 1971. 1st. VG dk brown cloth h/b with gilt lettering to spine; Good+ brown d/w with col illus & brown/white lettering, not pc, some chips, tears & wear. 17.5cms x 23.5cms, 293pp. B/w frontis & 99 b/w illus; 10 b/w maps. Intro, 18 chaps, maps, index. 'Donated to Samaritan College in Europe by Rev Frank Scott' blue bookplate to ffep. Scarce edition by Praeger. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 794g. (Book ref. 2512) £10.00
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Harrison E. Salisbury Orbit of China
London: Secker & Warburg, 1967. First Edition. Red Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 5" x 7.5" Signed by Author hardback Clean and bright. Not clipped. (Book ref. 040703) £6.00
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Cable, Mildred ; French, Francesca The Gobi Desert
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1942. Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 303pp. Photographic illustrations. Less than good/NoWrapper. Ex lib and printed to wartime standards. Frontispiece detached but intact. Block dusted and aged and now separating from spine. Boards bumped at corners. Spine also bumped.Outer boards have some bobbling. Fold-out map attached to rear inner board still perfecyly intact. A remarkable acoount of a remarkable journey made by Western women into the lands of the distant Orient. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Mongolia, China, Islam, Gobi (Book ref. 2402) £15.00
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UNESCO Reports and Papers in the Social Sciences No. 7 1957: Foundations with Social Science Activities: An International Catalogue
Paris: UNESCO, 1957. First Edition. Paperback. Good. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Staples rusted. (Book ref. 038818) £45.00
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Kessler, Adam T. Empires beyond the Great Wall: the heritage of Genghis Khan
U.S.A: University of Washington Press, 1993. 0938644335 First Paperback Edition. Softcover. Good. Clean and tightly bound larger format paperback original, no inscriptions, card covers slightly creased at corners. Otherwise appears little used. 175 pages, illustrations in the text, references, index. (Book ref. 35438) £15.00
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DAWSON Christopher: THE MONGOL MISSION Narratives And Letters of the Franciscan Missionaries in Mongolia and China in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries
Sheed And Ward, 1955. 1st edn. 8vo. Original gilt lettered red cloth (boards lightly marked - otherwise VG), no dustwrapper. Pp. xxxix + 246 (no inscriptions), illus with b&w maps. (Book ref. 54364) £20.00
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Do - Ring [Annotated By Gregory Pearson] Urga Manuscript : Being the Letter of Do-Ring (scribe of the Panchan Lama of tibet) Written from the Urga Lamasery to Wing-On His Friend
Pearson Foundation, U.K., 1949 First Edition. Binding: Softcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. 55 pages, size 9 inches tall by 7 inches, in paper covers. Illustrations to the front and rear flaps, Potala Lahassa to the frontispiece and Cho-Ten to the rear endpaper. NB THERE SHOULD BE ANOTHER ILLUSTRATION OPPOSITE PAGE 5 BUT THIS HAS BEEN REMOVED. ' The Urga Manuscript has been described as the most important document on the subject of Occultism to come to the Western world in the past two centuries. Its history constitutes one of the great romances of occult legend for, unlike many of the other revelations concerning the occult, it is an authentic document written by human hands and was not revealed, in a mystic manner. The Manuscript was written (c. 1921) at Urga in Outer Mongolia by Do-Ring, scribe of the late Panchan Lama. It is in the form of a letter to Wing-On, Chinese trader and investigator into occult and psychic matters. Wing-On was the friend and business associate of Major Gregory Pearson and quietly played his part in bringing this simple but amazing teaching of the Inner Temples of Tibet to the Occidental world. Major Pearson travelled and traded in Outer Mongolia for nearly two decades, and it was he who, receiving the Manuscript from Wing-On, translated it from its original classical Mandarin into Cantonese and later, for the use of his American and Canadian friends, into English. Presented in this volume is the literal English translation of the original letter as written to Wing-On by Do-Ring; this is accompanied by a paragraph commentary prepared from the notes made by Major Pearson and issued with the approval of the Pearson Foundation and the International Occult Psychic Research Guild. It is my sincere hope that through this simplified teaching, with its emphasis upon the essential necessity of personal purification before receiving the full impact of occult blessing, and its teaching of the evolving progress of man to his ultimate perfection, this Manuscript will prove of lasting value to all those occult students into whose hands it shall come. A. GEORGE HALL London, 1948 Senior Trustee, Pearson Foundation of Canada .' Book - in Good Plus beige paper covers and gilt lettering - small tears and light rubbing/creasing to the spines and extreme edges, some browning. Contents, minor marking, otherwise clean and tightly bound. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Religion & Theology; Inventory No: 9993875. (Book ref. 9993875) £28.00
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Sverin, Tim: In Search of Genghis Khan
London, Hutchinson, 1991 8vo, 276pp, Colour Photographic Illustrations [photographs by Paul Harris], Hardback (Very Good), D/W (some creasing to spine o/w Good/Very Good) (Book ref. 7530) £8.95
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