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15658. : The Dream of The Red Chamber A Chinese Novel of the Early Ching Period.

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1958 xxi+582 pp. 23 x 16 cm. This English translation by Florence and Isabel McHugh is based on the German version, Der Traum der roten Kammer, which Dr Franz Kuhn has translated and adapted from the Chinese. Illustrated. Gold-blocked red boards. No dustwrapper. In good condition. 20.00


13440. A. MacRae & Co., Limited: Onlooker Annual 1947.

Bombay: Roy H. Rutherford, 1947. Edited and published by Roy H. Rutherford for A. MacRae & Co., Limited. 88 pp, in thin card covers. 35 x 26 cm. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. A really wonderful evocation of the end of the Raj. Articles include: H. Barrowcliff Ellis 'The History of Hunting in India', Khana Badosh 'Bloodstock Breeding', Khwaja Ahmad Abbas 'Mirror of Indian Life - The Cinema', "Mew" 'Government House', R.V. Leyden 'Some Indian Artists of Today', Wahida Aziz 'Oriental Embroidery', "Jagg" 'Red-Letter Days with Tent Clubs', B.S. Mardhekar 'This is All-India Radio', E.C.B. Thornton 'Yachting in Bombay', and H.D. Simmons 'The British Motor Industry Today'. Full-page coloured advertisements include Firestone Tyres, Tea ("Inserted by the Indian Tea Market Expansion Board"), Asbestos Cement, Lipton's Tea, Three Castles Cigarettes, Air-India, Cream Cracker Biscuits, Le Bryan fridges, Courtauld's Rayon, Rolls-Royce and Packard, Goya Perfumes, Humber-Hillman-Sunbeam-Talbot cars, Brook Bond Tea, B.O.A.C., Remington Typewriters, Brown & Poulson Cornflour, Jensen & Nicholson Paints, Tata Iron & Steel, Associated Hotels of India Ltd, Phipson's Wines & Spirits, and Carlton's Cigaretts. The staples are rusted, and the top of the front cover is frayed, but still a fascinating annual. 55.00


14081. Burton, Sir Richard: The Kasidah of Haji Abdu el Yezdi A Lay of the Higher Law.

London: Hutchinson & Co. n.d. 157 pp. with a foreword by Roger Ingpen. Hutchinson's Booklover's Library Series, Number 17. 20.00


13978. Hearn, Lafcadio: "Out of the East" Reveries and Studies in New Japan.

London: Osgood, McIlvaine & Co. 1895. 341 pp. brown boards, illustrated, no dustwrapper, showing some wear, small tear at top of spine extremity and in the first inch of the front gutter, bookplate removed from the front pastedown, owner's name on ffep. First published 1895. Hearn 1850-1904, was a remarkable author whose writings on Japan were among those early works to reveal its culture to the wider world. 45.00


13973. Hearn, Lafcadio: A Japanese Miscellany.

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Company 1907. 305 pp. with tissue guarded frontispiece plate. red boards, gilt lettering, t.e.g. no dustwrapper, spine quite faded otherwise a good copy. First published 1901. Contents include, strange stories, folklore gleanings and Studies here and there. Hearn 1850-1904, was a remarkable author whose writings on Japan were among those early works to reveal it's culture to the wider world. 45.00


13981. Hearn, Lafcadio: Books and Habits.

London: William Heinemann 1922. 1st editionSelected and edited with an introduction by John Erskine. 19 by 13 cms. ixv+328 pp. blue cloth boards with gilt titling. Minor rubbing, owner's name and inscription on the ffep, "to Allen Seaton in memory of Mrs M. Frazer-Hunt." Some light spotting to prelims and first few pages otherwise good. A collection of 15 essays on a variety of subjects. 18.00


13979. Hearn, Lafcadio: Chita: A Memory of Last Island.

New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1889. First edition. 204 pp. 19 x 13 cm. Hearn's first epistolatory novel, set in Grande Isle near New Orleans and the 1856 hurricane. It was serialised in The Times Democrat before being published by Harper in 1889 as a first edition of 2000 copies. The rear pastedown has a small publisher's label for Hansell's booksellers, New Orleans. Brown cloth boards with gilt titling. Minor rubbing to boards and spine extremities, owner's name on the ffep. 295.00


13977. Hearn, Lafcadio: Exotics and Retrospectives.

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Company, 1907. 299 pp. 18.5 x 13 cm. blue and gilt boards, illustrated, no dustwrapper, showing some wear, the ffep has had the top section neatly removed, owner's names on ffep. First published 1898. 20.00


13976. Hearn, Lafcadio: Gleanings in Buddha-Fields Studies of Hand and Soul in the Far East.

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Company, 1903. 296 pp. 18 x 13 cm. blue and gilt boards, no dustwrapper, showing some wear, a little shook. First published 1897. Hearn 1850-1904, was a remarkable author whose writings on Japan were among those early works to reveal it's culture to the wider world. 25.00


14032. Hearn, Lafcadio: Karma and Other Essays.

London: George Harrup, 1924. Reprinted. 204 pp. 18 x 12.5 cm. frontispiece photograph portrait, hardback, in a worn dustwrapper, no dustwrapper, otherwise a very good copy. Hearn 1850-1904, was a remarkable author whose writings on Japan were among those early works to reveal its culture to the wider world. 15.00


13975. Hearn, Lafcadio: Kokoro Hints and Echoes of Japanese Inner Life.

London: Gay and Bird 1903. 388 pp. 18 x 12.5 cm. red boards, no dustwrapper, spine sun faded, showing some wear. First published 1896. Hearn 1850-1904, was a remarkable author whose writings on Japan were among those early works to reveal its culture to the wider world. 25.00


13971. Hearn, Lafcadio: Kotto Being Japanese Curios with Sundry Cobwebs.

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903. vii+251 pp. frontispiece tissue guarded photograph, illustrations by Genjiro Yeto done in orange. Japanese design on spine and front board, gilt lettering, no dustwrapper, boards and spine extremities a little edge rubbed otherwise a very good copy. An attractive book. First published 1902. Hearn 1850-1904, was a remarkable author whose writings on Japan were among those early works to reveal its culture to the wider world. 45.00


14880. Levy, Reuben: The Three Dervishes and other Persian Tales and Legends. For the most part translated from hitherto unpublished Bodleian MSS.

Oxford University Press 1923. 15.5 by 9.5 cms. xii+210 pp. red boards no d.w. in very good condition. 10.00


14554. Murasaki Shiklbu: The Tale of Genji.

London: Penguin Books 1981. Translated from the Japanese by Edward G. Seidensticker. xix+1090 pp. 23.5 x 15.5 cm. softcovers, spine a little sunned, otherwise in good condition. The book is heavy: 1.5 kg which may require extra postage. 12.00


13990. Saikaku, Ihara: The Life of an Amorous Woman and other writings.

London: Chapman & Hall. 1963. Edited and translated by Ivan Morris. Unesco Collection of Representative Literary Works. xiii+403 pp. endpaper maps, illustrated, hardback, in a very good near mint dustwrapper and in the publisher's slipcase. In very good condition. 25.00


13984. Waley, Arthur: The No Plays of Japan.

London: George Allen & Unwin, 1921. First edition. "With letters by Oswald Sickert". 319 pp. 22.5 x 15 cm. Illustrated, yellow boards, no dustwrapper. Previous owner's name on ffep, and slight edge-spotting, o/w in good condition. 23.00

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