Catalogues

Mid-Year 2020 Catalogue

Mid-Year 2020 Catalogue

This catalogue is a selection of antiquarian books, ephemera, maps and posters in English, Chinese and Japanese catalogued over the last few months. Highlights? Biased as we are, we think all the items are very interesting and unusual! If forced to make some choices:

*The huge very scarce brightly coloured decorative map published by the Japanese navy in 1940 to celebrate their 2600th anniversary [Commemorating the 2600th Year.  Pictorial Story of Japan as the Sea Nation].

*The beautiful copy of The European in India; From a Collection of Drawings, By Charles Doyley with its stunning full page colour plates

*The wickedly salicious novel by de Martel and de Hoyer Silhouettes of Peking

*The fascinating unauthorised Japanese news sheet or kawaraban the title of which translated to Illustrated Interpretations of 70 Types of Small Civil Crimes. It is amazing how many ways there were to fall foul of the authorities in 1876!

A Cultural Revolution Selection

A Cultural Revolution Selection

This short catalogue is a small selection of items of Cultural Revolution interest in stock at Asia Bookroom.

Asian Studies Conference in Boston 2020

Asian Studies Conference in Boston 2020

A selection of highlights from our stand at the Asian Studies Conference in Boston March 2020.

"Tweets" from 19th Century Japan

"Tweets" from 19th Century Japan

A general catalogue of our inventory of 19th century Japanese Kawaraban.

New York Antiquarian Book Fair 2019

New York Antiquarian Book Fair 2019

In this catalogue we offer a small excerpt of our display at the 2019 New York Antiquarian Book Fair.

Hong Kong Book Fair 2018

Hong Kong Book Fair 2018

A selection of highlights from our stand at the Hong Kong Antiquarian Book Fair in December 2018. This year, we have included a Boxer-Rebellion proclamation and a fine copy of Mennie's 'The Grandeur of the Gorges.'

Japanese Maps of the Greater East Asian War

Japanese Maps of the Greater East Asian War

In this catalogue Asia Bookroom offers a collection of Japanese maps of Asia, the Pacific, Australia and the world from this critical time in world history.

Chinese Posters & Papercuts

Chinese Posters & Papercuts

A general catalogue of our inventory of 20th century Chinese posters and papercuts.