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 Money Logging. (Money Logging.)
Money Logging. On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia.
Translated from German. Maps, colour illustrations, 313pp, index, paperback. Money Logging investigates what Gordon Brown has called probably the biggest environmental crime of our times: the massive destruction of the Borneo rainforest by Malaysian loggers. Historian and campaigner Lukas Straumann goes in search not only of the lost forests and th ... more
Stock ID: 150514

 Trip in Chosen 朝鮮之風光 (Trip in Chosen 朝鮮之風光)
Trip in Chosen 朝鮮之風光
[80pp] black and white collotypes, many pages showing two or three or occasionally more images. Album measures 18.3 x 25.1cm. Attractive oblong octavo cloth binding, silk title label in Japanese and English laid down upper cover, two hole stab binding with purple fabric ties, silk on spine damaged with loss, all edges gilt. Original dustjacket titl ... more
Stock ID: 148876
 Ming. (Ming.)
Ming. 50 Years That Changed China.
Colour and black and white photographic illustrations, 312pp, notes, bibliography, index, dustjacket. Ask anyone what single object they associate with China and the most common answer will be a Ming vase. Probably without even knowing the dates of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), people are aware of the fragility of its porcelain, its rarity and valu ... more
Stock ID: 150180
 Le Chemin de Fer du Yunnan. (Le Chemin de Fer du Yunnan.)
Le Chemin de Fer du Yunnan.
2 volumes in original maroon cloth. Volume I: Full page colour panorama of Laokay, 85 black and white photographic plates, 202pp. Volume II: 55 Maps, plans and diagrams, most folding and some very large. Lower section of cloth both volumes damp affected but this has not affected the contents of either volume both of which are very good and clean. D ... more
Stock ID: 148533
 Shodo. The Quiet Art of Japanese Zen Calligraphy. (Cover Image)
Shodo. The Quiet Art of Japanese Zen Calligraphy.
Colour and black and white photographic illustrations, 176pp, appendix, dustjacket, tall quarto. In this beautiful and extraordinary book, Shozo Sato, an internationally recognized master of traditional Zen arts, teaches the Japanese art of calligraphy through the power and wisdom of Zen poetry. Single-line Zen Buddhist koan aphorisms, or "zengo," ... more
Stock ID: 150543
 The History of Sumatra
The History of Sumatra, Containing An Account of the Government, Laws, Customs and Manners Of the Native Inhabitants, With A Description of the Natural Productions, And A Relation of the Ancient Political State Of that Island.
Text only (does not include separately issued volume of plates). Folding map of Sumatra, full page plate Sumatran Alphabets, viii + 479pp + [8]pp index, small quarto, rebound in cloth, title label on spine, 1 x 5cm section clipped from upper corner of the title page, lacks prelims prior to frontis folding map, some foxing and browning on map and oc ... more
Stock ID: 149109

 AAM Handbook 1973. (AAM Handbook 1973.)
AAM Handbook 1973.
Maps in black and white with directions and major roads shown in red, 88pp, very good tall octavo in original wrappers. 25.4 x 12.9cm. The maps and gazetteer are accompanied by details about rest houses, hotels, garages, what to do if you breakdown, are in an accident, visas requirements etc. A snapshot of road travel in Malaya at the beginning fo ... more
Stock ID: 149931
 East India Resorts. (East India Resorts.)
East India Resorts.
Folding map, black and white photographic illustrations, 105pp, appendix, little foxing endpapers, minor wear pictorial wrappers, 12mo, a good copy. A guide to the resorts of East India (Bihar, West Bengal, Assam and Orissa) for tourists, including historical and geographical details, places of interest, activities, directions and suggestions for a ... more
Stock ID: 142364

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