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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.

A translation of the Confucian [Yih king] or the "Classic of Change", with notes and appendix. by Reverend Canon [Thomas] McClatchie

First edition in English of the I-Ching, the ancient Chinese book of divination, sometimes attributed to Confucius but actually much earlier, possibly with origins in the second millennium and so the most ancient text of Chinese Civilization. OCLC lists b...

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


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


Kyôchûzan (Mountains of the Heart)

(Japan: Sûzan Shobô, 1816. Bôsai, Kameda. Small quarto. (19)ff. A Japanese book of color woodblock prints by Kameda Bôsai (1754-1826), one of the leading painters of the Nanga or Bunjinga (literati) schools of painting. The seventeen full-page illust...

From Bromer Booksellers


Confucius Sinarum philosophus, sive, Scientia Sinensis Latine exposita by Confucius

Folio, 22 x 36 cm; cxxiv, 108, 105-108, 21, 159, xx, 20, 8, [2], 23-106, [2] pages; recently rebound in full calf; very good condition. Full page portrait of Confucius, fold-out map of China. This is the first substantial printing of Confucius in the Wes...

From Archway Books


A relation of Some Years Travaile, Begunne Anno 1626. Into Afrique and the Greater Asia, Especially the Territories of the Persian Monarchie: And Some Parts of the Orientall Indies, and Iles Adjacent by Herbert, Thomas

London: William Stanby and Jacob Bloome, 1634. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to. [x] 225 p.p. [14 p.p. table]. Half bound red calf over marbled boards. Title on red leather spine label. Marbled boards well worn and chipped, edges rubbed. Hinges se...

From Minotavros Books


Nouveaux Memoires sur l'etat present de la Chine : contenant l'histoire de l'edit de l'empereur de la Chine, en faveur de la religion chrestienne by LeCOMTE, Louis

1698 ALEXANDER HAMILTON American Provenance CHINA Le Comte Rites Confucius 3v The history of China has always been one of the most popular discussions of western culture and was a regular occurring topic of authors from the 16th- 18th-centuries. One of th...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


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


The Jummoo and Kashmir Territories: A Geographical Account by Drew, Frederic

London: Edward Stanford, 1875. Rare 1st edition, of which the 1877 book 'The Northern Barrier of India' is an abridgement. Has 568 pp. incl. index; many illustrations including 4 Woodbury-types (an uncommon printing process which makes photographs...

From Page One, Too; Antiquarian Books



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


Across Asia from West to East in 1906-1908, Two Volumes by Mannerheim, Carl Gustav

Helsinki, Finland: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, 1940. Two volumes in original dustjackets. Both volumes are Fine, Vol.I dustjacket Very Good, 1 1/2" triangular chip bottom edge at spine, tears at spine folds and 2 tears horizontally at spine, Vol. II ...

From Dale Steffey 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


Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on the Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton.. by Barrow, John

London: T.Cadell and W. Davies, 1804. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Quarto. pp. ix, [3], 632, with 8 plates (including frontispiece), five of which are hand-colored. Recent full calf with new endpapers, original red spine label preserved, three a...

From Walkabout Books


An account of the Pelew Islands: situated in the western part of the Pacific Ocean.: Composed from the journals and communications of Captain Henry Wilson, and some of his officers, who, in August 1783, were there shipwrecked, in the Antelope, a packet belonging to the Hon. East India Company by KEATE, George

1789 George Keate Account of Pelew Islands Philippines War Palau South Pacific George Keate's "Account of the Pelew Islands" is a rare 18th-century description of the Pelew people and Oceania regions of the South Pacific including the Philippines and oth...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


English Life in China. by Knollys, Major Henry

London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1885.. Octavo. Pp. ix, 333, (6) publisher's catalogue. Half-title present. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's full brown cloth, upper cover and spine lettered and decorated in gilt and black, some stray spots on back...

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