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STAUNTON’S “REMARKABLE ACCOUNT OF CHINESE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS AT THE CLOSE OF THE 18TH CENTURY” (HILL)

STAUNTON, George Leonard. Authentic Account of an Embassy… to China. London, 1797. Three volumes altogether.

First edition of this splendidly detailed description of 18th-century China, with engraved frontispiece portraits of the Emperor Tchien Lung and Lord Macartney, a wonderful full-page engraving of the Camellia and 25 additional in-text engravings, together with the Atlas plate volume containing nine large folding charts—among the earliest accurate charts of the interior of China—and 35 folio engravings by William Alexander. A beautiful copy in splendid calf-gilt. $27,000.

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“AMONG THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS EVER MADE”

DANIELL, Thomas and William. Picturesque Voyage to India. London, 1810.

First edition of one of the finest and most popular hand-colored aquatint plate books of the 19th century, with 50 magnificent mounted hand-colored aquatints of views and inhabitants of China and India, with descriptive text. $16,000.

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“IT IS ALMOST INCREDIBLE FOR ANY BODY TO BELIEVE IN WHAT STATE AND POMP THESE PRINCES LIVE, AND WITH WHAT GOOD ORDERS THEIR PEOPLE ARE GOVERNED”

(CHINA) NIEUHOFF, John. An Embassy from the East-India Company… To the Emperor of China. London, 1673.

Second edition in English, splendidly illustrated with frontispiece portrait, engraved title page, double-page engraved map, 18 full-page folio copper-engraved plates (including one double-page plan) and 94 in-text copper engravings. $15,000.

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NISHIKAWA, Joken. Commerce with China and with Barbarian Countries. No place, 1708. Five volumes bound as one.

First edition of this early description of Japanese knowledge of the West, illustrated with some of the earliest Japanese images of Indians, the Dutch, Western ships, a map of the known world including the Americas (with California labeled as both an island and part of the continent), and a detailed map of China. $9800.

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BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED MID-19TH CENTURY JAPANESE BOOKS,
WITH WONDERFUL ILLUSTRATIONS BY HOKUSAI

TAKAI, Ranzan. Toshisen Ehon. Edo, Japan, circa 1833. 35 volumes. Early editions of this beautifully illustrated set of Chinese T’ang poetry with 10 volumes illustrated by Hokusai. $7800.

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WITH SUPERB HAND-COLORED AQUATINTS OF CHINA, 1817

ELLIS, Sir Henry. Journal of the Proceedings of the Late Embassy to China. London, 1817.

First edition of this entertaining account of Lord Amherst's embassy to the Chinese Emperor, splendidly illustrated with seven beautiful hand-colored aquatints depicting the Emperor's summer palace at Tien-Sing, the Tong-Chow harbor, a temple near Nankin, the island of Pula Leat, and views of other harbor cities, as well as three maps (one large folding), in original boards. $7500.

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11:02 NAGASAKI, WITH PHOTOGRAVURE PLATESDEPICTING THE EFFECTS OF THE ATOM BOMB

TOMATSU, Shomei. 11:02 Nagasaki. Tokyo, 1966.

First edition of this important look at Nagasaki, with 119 black-and-white photogravure plates depicting the effect of the atom bomb. $6000.

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FIRST EDITION OF HALL’S VOYAGE TO CHINA AND THE YELLOW SEA

(KOREA) (CHINA) (JAPAN—RYUKYU ISLANDS) HALL, Basil. Account of a Voyage of Discovery. London, 1818.

First edition of this expedition to the East China and Yellow Seas, with eight lovely hand-colored aquatints by William Havell, two black-and-white engravings and five charts and maps (three folding), in contemporary calf and marbled boards. $5500.

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1780 COXE’S RUSSIAN DISCOVERIES BETWEEN ASIA AND AMERICA,
WITH NOTES ON THE FUR TRADE

COXE, William. Account of the Russian Discoveries Between Asia and America. London, 1780.

Second edition (same year as the first edition), revised and corrected, of this key source on Siberia and the far northwest of America, with large folding map of the Russian Empire, three additional folding maps, and large engraved folding plate of a Chinese frontier town, handsomely bound. $5000.

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