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SHAOLIN SI. [SHAO-LIN MONASTERY/TEMPLE, CHINA.]
LI DAI SHAOLIN SHI GIA JEN WU SHI GI. HISTORICAL CHINA MAP. A MAGNIFICENT & LARGE WOODBLOCK MAP SHOWING ALL OF CHINA. THE SHAOLIN TEMPLE WORLD MAP OF PEOPLE AND THINGS IN CHINA. JAPANESE TITLE: REKIDAI JISEKI ZU: HISTORICAL MAP OF CHINA.

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[MORONOBU/SUKENOBU SCHOOL].
AMANJAKU DEN: A PERVERSE EROTIC JAPANESE LEGEND. [A Bizzare and Unusual Erotic Japanese Woodcut Book] [Chinese Title: TIAN XIE GUI YUN]

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AN EXCELLENT FINE EARLY EXAMPLE OF A WOODBLOCK PRINTED MAP,

HOTAN, Priest. [ZUDA ROKASHI]
NANSEN BUSHUU BANKOKU SHOHKA NO ZU: BUDDHIST MAP OF THE UNIVERSE According to Zuda Rokashi [aka: Monk/Priest Hotan]. A Spetacular Woodblock Printed Buddhist Cosmological Map.

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A SUPERB AND MARVELOUS FOLDED SCROLL, LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED

MIAO FA LIEN HWA KIN KWAN SHI YIN PHU SA PHU MAN PHIN KIN.
ZONG XIANG GUAN YIN JING: ILLUSTRATED SUTRA OF THE GODDESS OF MERCY, THE LOTUS SUTRA. Dated Xuande 8th Year [1433]. SHI WU QUAN: PART 15, COMPLETE.

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TRANSLATION OF THE CHINESE TITLE: CONTINUED:

UMEMURA, Yahaku.
DAI MIN KYUHEN BANKOKU JINSEKI ROTEI ZENZU: GREAT MAP OF CHINA AND IT'S SURROUNDING COUNTRIES. Chinese Title: DA MING JIU BIAN WAN GUO, REN JI LU CHEN QUAN TU: WHOLE MAP OF THE GREAT MING DYNASTY CHINA & ITS NINE BORDER LANDS.

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AUTHOR'S SIGNED FIRST & ONLY LIMITED EDITION OF 765 COPIES

STEIN, M. Aurel.
INNERMOST ASIA: Detailed Report of Explorations in Central Asia, Kan-su & Eastern Iran, Carried Out & Described Under The Orders of H M Indian Government. With Signed Author's Dated Holographic Letter.

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THIS THE STUNNINGLY FAMOUS AND FABLED COLLECTION

HOBSON, Robert L. et al.
11 VOL. SET. GEORGE EUMORFOPOULOS COLLECTION CATALOGUE OF THE CHINESE, COREAN, CHINESE, AND PERSIAN POTTERY. The Complete 11 Volume Set. **FIRST & ONLY LIMITED, NUMBERED & SIGNED COPIES**

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AMERICAN ARMY IN CIVIL WAR CHINA, A PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM.
AMERICAN ARMY IN CHINA: Tientsin, Peking, Shanghai, Hankow, Hong Kong &c., 1927-1928. An Album With 400 Black & White Photographs. [Photos of the Chinese Civil War: Communists vs. K.M.T.]

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ELEPHANT FOLIO HAND-COLORED LITHOGRAPHS OF PERRY IN JAPAN

HEINE, Peter Bernard William.
GRAPHIC SCENES OF THE JAPAN EXPEDITION.

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A VERY RARE THREE-PAGE LAFCADIO HEARN MANUSCRIPT LETTER

HEARN, Lafcadio.
A RARE LETTER TO THE EDITOR: MR. WILLIAM GEORGE JORDAN, OF THE SATURDAY EVENING POST: A Three-Page Holographic Letter in Lafcadio Hearn's own Hand, Written, Signed and Dated 1899From Hearn's Ichigaya, Tokyo Address.

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NIEUHOFF, John. et al.
AN EMBASSY FROM THE EAST-INDIA COMPANY OF THE UNITED PROVINCES, TO THE GRAND TARTAR CHAM EMPEROR OF CHINA, DELIVERED BY THEIR ELCELLCIES PETER DE GOYER, AND JACOB DE KEYZER, AT HIS IMPERIAL CITY OF PEKING.

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A MAJOR PRIMARY RESOURCE ON PEKING BY A FRENCH DIPLOMAT

DE GUIGNES, M.
VOYAGES A PEKING, MANILLE ET L'ILE DE FRANCE FAITS DANS L'INTERVALLE DES ANNEES 1784 A 1801. [The Complete Set & Atlas]

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A STUNNING "FIRST" EUROPEAN MAP OF CHINA, JAPAN & S.E ASIA

FRIES, Laurent.
TABULA SUPERIORIS INDIAE ET TARTARIAE MAJOIS: MAP OF CHINA, TARTARY, TIBET, MONGOLIA, JAPAN, SOUTHEAST ASIA, 1522. * * * [THE FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST EUROPEAN MAP OF ASIA 1522]

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A FAMOUS & STUNNING COLOR WOOKBLOCK PRINTED ALBUM

HIROSHIGE, Ichiryusai. [Hiroshige III]
FUJI SANJU ROKKEI & EDO YONJU HAKKEI: THE THIRTY-SIX VIEWS OF MT. FUJI & FORTY-EIGHT VIEWS OF EDO.

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1670 ENGLISH MONOGRAPH ON JAPAN, COMPLETE AS ISSUED !

MONTANUS, Arnoldus.
ATLAS JAPANNENSIS: BEING REMARKABLE ADDRESSES BY WAY OF EMBASSY FROM THE EAST-INDIA COMPANY OF THE UNITED PROVINCES, TO THE EMPEROR OF JAPAN. Containing a Description of Their Several Territories, Cities, Temples, and Fortresses.

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STAUNTON, George.
AN AUTHENTIC ACCOUNT OF AN EMBASSY FROM THE KING OF GREAT BRITAIN TO THE EMPEROR OF CHINA: Including Cursory Observations Made, And Information Obtained, In Travelling Through That Ancient Empire, and a Small Part of Chinese...

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A VERY UNUSUAL ALBUM OF PHOTOGRAPHS SHOWING THE TOUR OF WHAT

GUANG DONG ZHI XIN JU HAUN YIN MEI GUO SANG HUI JI NIAN...
CHINESE PHOTO ALBUM, COMMEMMORATING THE VISIT OF THE WELCOMING OF THE AMERICAN MERCHANT ASSOCIATION BY THE CANTON ADVISORY BOARD, 1897. With Many Early Photos of Macao and the Pearl River Estuary.

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THE MOST BEAUTIFULLY COLOR ILLUSTRATED PLATE BOOK ON JAPAN

TITSINGH, M. Isaac.
ILLUSTRATIONS OF JAPAN: Consisting of Private Memoirs and Anecdotes of the Reigning Dynasty of the Djoguouns, or Sovereigns of Japan. A Description of their Feasts and Ceremonies Observed Throughout the Year at their Court.

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A 1770'S ILLUSTRATED TREATISE ON LOVE-MAKING AND SEXOLOGY

[TSUKIOKA, Settei.]
ONNA DAI RAKU TAKARA BEKI: GREAT PLEASURE FOR LADIES ON OPENING THEIR TREASURE-BOX: Treasury of Women's Pleasure and Enjoyment Revealed & Commentaries on the Physiognomy of Female Sex Organs & Sexual Indicators.

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THIS SUPERB AND COPIOUS WORK WAS INITIATED IN KANSEI 5

SOH, Han. et al.
SEIKEI ZUSETSU: ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF AGRICULTURE. [Woodblock-Printed & Illustrated & 30 Volume Set]

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A MOST MAGNIFICIENT LARGE FOLIO SET OF THE BUDDHIST CAVES

MIZUNO, Seiichi. et al.
YUN-KANG: THE BUDDHIST CAVE-TEMPLES OF THE FIFTH CENTURY A.D. IN NORTH CHINA.

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STUNNING 1281 A.D. BUDDHIST WOODBLOCK-PRINTED SUTRA

NARA KONGO HOJI TEMPLE WOODBLOCK-PRINTED BUDDHIST SUTRA.
NARA KONGO HOJI TEMPLE WOODBLOCK-PRINTED BUDDHIST SUTRA. Japanese Title: "SE I YU I SHIKI RON JUTSU KI". "INTRODUCTION FOR DISCOURSE ON THE THEORY OF CONSCIOUSNESS".Pinyin [Chinese] Title: "CHUNG WEI SHI LUEN SHU JI".

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A STUNNING JAPANESE FIRST LOOK AT AMERICANS IN JAPAN, 1854

[MIKI, Kosai]. [PERRY, COMMODORE MATTHEW C.]
IKOKU OCHIBA KAGO: GLEANINGS OF COMMODORE PERRY'S VISIT TO JAPAN. [1852-1854] [Literal Translation of Japanese Title: GLEANINGS FROM FOREIGN LANDS]

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A MOST STUNNING HOKUSAI EROTIC COLOR-BOOK

HOKUSAI, Katsushika.
FUKUJU SOH: THE ADONIS PLANT. [An Erotic Color Illustrated Woodblock Printed Book]

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[UTAMARO, Kitagawa].
EROTIC ALBUM: A Suite of Thirteen Erotic Woodblock Printed Prints.

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THE MOST MAGNIFICIENT SINGLE RESOURCE ON JAPANESE FALCONRY

KAWANABE, Kyosai.
EHON TAKA KAGAMI: THE ILLUSTRATED MIRROR OF HAWKS. PICTURES OF DIFFERENT KINDS OF HAWKS, WITH HAWKING SECRETS & SCENES.

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THIS IS A WONDERFUL AND QUITE RARE ALBUM. IT SHOWS THE

GERMANS IN PEKING DURING THE BOXER REBELLION.
PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM OF THE GERMANS IN PEKING DURING THE BOXER-REBELLION 1900-1901. Erinnerungen an Unsere Expedition Nac China.

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CHINA'S MOST FAMOUS CELEBRATED BOOK ON PAINTING TECHNIQUE

JIE ZI YUAN HUA ZHUANG HUA [NIAO PU]: MUSTARD SEED GARDEN.
CHIEH TZU YUAN HUA CHUAN: MUSTARD SEED GARDEN MANUAL OF PAINTING [1679-1701]. [In Japanese Title: Kaishen Ga Den] Aka: CHIEH-TZU-YUAN'S LESSONS IN PAINTING. Aka: Pinyin: JIE ZI YUAN HUA ZHUANG HUA.

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STUNNING PHOTOS OF FOREIGN TROOPS OCCUPYING BEIJING PALACE

YAMAMOTO, S. [Sanshichiro] comp.
VIEWS OF THE NORTH CHINA AFFAIR. [Photographed During the Boxer Rebellion, 1900]

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JAPAN'S MOST FAMOUS ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF COMIC CARICATURES

HOKUSAI, Katsushika.
HOKUSAI MANGA, 15 VOLUME SET: HOKUSAI'S CARICATURES, THE COMPLETE WORK.

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BRITAIN'S FIRST ACCURATE ACCOUNT OF COREANS & OKINAWANS

HALL, Basil.
ACCOUNT OF A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY TO THE WEST COAST OF COREA,AND THE GREAT LOO-CHOO ISLAND. With an Appendix, Containing Charts, And Various Hydrographical & Scientific Notices.

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IDES, E[vert] Ysbrants.
THREE YEARS TRAVELS FROM MOSCOW OVERLAND TO CHINA: Thro' Great Ustiga, Siriania, Permia, Sibiria, Daour, Great Tartary &c. to Peking. Containing, An Exact and Particular Defcription of the Extent and Limits of Thofe Countries, ...

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A RARE AND IMPORTANT 1655 JESUIT PRIMARY RESOURCE

SEMEDO, F. Alvarez. & [Martin Martini]
THE HISTORY OF THE GREAT AND RENOWNED MONARCHY OF CHINA. Where in All the Particular Provinces are Accurately Defcrivbed; as alfo the Difpofieions, Manners, Learning, Lawes, Militia, Government, and Religion of the People.

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EARLY TRANSLATION & PICTORIAL FROM THE DUTCH INTO JAPANESE

UDAGAWA, Genshin. [Shinsai]
ENSEI IHO MEIBUTSU KOO or SHIKYOO IKOKU MEIBUTSU KOH: MATERICA MEDICA. Abstracted From: PHARMACOPOEIA AMSTELODAMENSIS 1791 and alsoPHARMACOPOEIA LEIDENSIS 1751.

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AN IMPORTANT & SCHOLARLY BOTANICAL STUDY OF JAPAN & ASIA

[KAEMPFER, Engelbert D.] KAEMPFERO, Engelberto D.
AMOENITATUM EXOTICARUM POLITICO-PHYSICO-MEDICARUM FASCICULI V, QUIBUS CONTINENTUR VARIAE RELATIONES, OBSERVATIONES & DECRIPTIONES RERUM PERSICARUM & ULTERIORIS ASIAE MULTA ATTENTIONE, IN PEREGRINATIONIBUS PER UNIVERFUM ORIENTEM...

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SUPERB ANATOMICAL WOODCUTS SHOWING THE FUNCTION OF ORGANS

UTAGAWA, Yoshitsuna aka [Ittosai].
INSHOKU YOJYO KAGAMI & BOJI YOJYO KAGAMI: A MODEL OF MEN'S &WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE & RULES OF Sexual Life: Anatomical Medical Prints Depicting the "Technology" of Food Digestion & Function of Sexual Organs. Matching Pair of Color Prints.

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A MAJOR SET: FIRST & ONLY LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 1000

AYERS, John.
THE BAUR COLLECTION: CHINESE CERAMICS THE COMPLETE SET. A Fine 4 Volume Set in Dust Jackets. FIRST & ONLY LIMITED & NUMBERED EDITION OF 1000 COPIES ONLY

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PINTO, Ferdinand Mendez.
THE VOYAGES & ADVENTURES OF FERDINAND MENDEZ PINTO, A PORTUGAL: During His Travels For The Space Of One & Twenty Years in the Kingdom of Ethopia, China, Tararia, Chauchin-China, Calaminham, Siam,Pegu, Japan, and a Great...

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AN EARLY RUSSIAN MONOGRAPH ON CHINA & ASIAN EXPLORATION

COXE, William.
ACCOUNT OF THE RUSSIAN DISCOVERIES BETWEEN ASIA AND AMERICA.To Which are Added, the Conquest of Siberia, and the History of the Transactions and Commerce Between Russia and China.

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TINDALE, Thomas K. et al.
THE HANDMADE PAPERS OF JAPAN. A Complete Set Includes Four Titles: 1. HANDMADE PAPERS OF JAPAN, 2. THE SEKI COLLECTION, 3. THE CONTEMPORARY COLLECTION, 4. THE WATERMARK COLLECTION,& THE FIBERS.

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A MAJOR JAPANESE HISTORY BY THE DUTCH RESIDENT IN NAGASAKI

TITSINGH, M. Isaac.
MEMOIRES ET ANECDOTES SUR LA DYNASTIE REGNANTE DES DJOGOUNS, SOUVERAINS DU JAPON.

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A FANTASTIC LOOK AT HOW LITTLE WOMEN MAKE BODILY FUNCTIONS

UTAGAWA, Yoshitsuna [Ittosai].
BOJI YOJYO KAGAMI: A MODEL OF WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE & RULES OFSexual Life: An Anatomical Medical Chart Depicting the "Technology" of Food Digestion & Function of Sexual Organs.

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AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND EARLY JAPAN WORK

THUNBERG, Charles P.
VOYAGES DE C.P. THUNBERG, AU JAPON, Par Le Cap De Bonne- Esperance, les Isles de la Sonde, &c.

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FASCINATING [1810] EROTIC STORY OF LUST, SEX AND RAPE

SHUNTEI.
HARU SAME NO NIKKI: THE [EROTIC] JOURNAL OF A SPRING RAIN.

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THIS SUPERB AND MOST RARE EXAMPLE, SHOWS A JAPANESE MAN

UTAGAWA, Yoshitsuna [Ittosai].
INSHOKU YOJYO KAGAMI: A MODEL OF MEN'S HEALTH CARE & RULES OF SEXUAL LIFE: An Anatomical Medical Chart Depicting the "Technology" of Food Digestion & function of Sexual Organs.

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A LOVELY & LONG HAND-PAINTED GOUACHE 19TH CENTURY SCROLL

[CH'IU Ying. [Qiu Ying] [Tribute Painting]
CH'IU YING: TRIBUTE PAINTINGS OF BEAUTIFUL CHINESE WOMEN, AFTER MASTER CH'IU YING [1594-1522, A MING DYNASTY PAINTER. Japanese Title: KYU EI BIJIN GA SHUU HO SEI: PAINTINGS OF BEAUTIFUL CHINESE WOMEN DONE AFTER MASTER QIU YING.

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A RARE AND STUNNINGLY EARLY BEAUTIFUL BUDDHIST PRINT

[JORURI-JI TEMPLE.]
AMIDA NYORAI HYAKU BUTSUZOU: ONE HUNDRED IMAGES OF AMIDA NYORAI: ONE HUNDRED IMAGES OF AMIDA NYORAI. An Early 12th Century, Woodblock Print.

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BARROW, John.
A VOYAGE TO COCHINCHINA IN THE YEARS 1792 & 1793. ContainingThe Valuable Productions and the Political Importance of This Flourishing Kingdom And Also of Such European Settlements as were Visited on the Voyage. With Sketches ...

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