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Image for Tinderbox.  The Past and Future of Pakistan

Tinderbox. The Past and Future of Pakistan

By: Akbar, M.J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sydney, Harper Collins: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID286837


Very Good condition. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs. 376 pages View more info

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A Glimpse of the Burning Plain: Leaves from the Indian journals of Charlotte Canning.

By: Allen, Charles

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID300529


Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs and colour illustrations and black and white drawings by Charlotte Canning. Maps to endpapers. Introduction by Lord Harewood 170 pages Charlotte Canning, was a notable artist. She was wife to the Lord Canning who was Governor-General, later Viceroy of India from 1856 to 1862. View more info

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Tales From the South China Seas. Images of the British in South-East Asia in the Twentieth Century

By: Allen, Charles [Editor]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID186354


Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings. 240 pages View more info

The Fall of Shanghai. The Communist Takeover of 1949

By: Barber, Noel

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID185165


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy with just a little bumping to bottom corners. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 251 pages View more info

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The Flight of the Dalai Lama

By: Barber, Noel

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1960

Edition: 1st UK Edition

Seller ID: ID299982


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ is lightly rubbed & now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Gift inscription to front free endpaper. 160 pages View more info

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The Siege of Delhi. Mutiny Memories of an Old Officer

By: Barter, Richard

Price: $22.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1984

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: ID235687


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in a Very Good Slipcase. Bound in canvas cloth and printed lithographically with a contemporary engraving. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs/plates 130 pages View more info

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Lady Raffles By Effort & Virtue

By: Bastin, John

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Singapore, National Museum Singapore: 1999

Edition: 3rd Impression

Seller ID: ID290487


12mo [approx 12.7x18.7cm]. Very Good condition. No dustjacket as issued. Illustrated with colour and black & white plates. 122 pages View more info

Image for The Messiah and the Mandarins: Mao Tsetung and the Ironies of Power

The Messiah and the Mandarins: Mao Tsetung and the Ironies of Power

By: Bloodworth, Dennis

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID287587


Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Light wear to dustjacket edges and corners. xvi, 331 pages Recounts the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution and the struggle between the Maoist perpetual revolution and the more cautious Communist Mandarinate of Chou En-Lai. View more info

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Zhu Rongji and the Transformation of Modern China

By: Brahm, Laurence J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Singapore, John Wiley & Sons: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID276259


Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. An excellent copy. 302 pages Zhu Rongji is a prominent Chinese politician who served as the Mayor and Party chief in Shanghai between 1987 and 1991, before serving as Vice-Premier and then the fifth Premier of the People's Republic of China from March 1998 to March 2003. View more info

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Inside Afghanistan After The Taliban. The Punishment of Virtue.

By: Chaynes, Sarah

Price: $15.00

Publisher: St Lucia, University of Queensland Press: 2006

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ID291262


Very Good condition. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 386 pages 'The Punishment of Virtue' charts the course of a story whose tragic climax was not inevitable, but rather was the result of misguided and shortsighed policies. View more info

Ancestors. 900 Years in the Life of a Chinese Family

By: Ching, Frank

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Rider: 2009

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ID274112


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Illustrated with Black and White plates. 541 pages The history offered in this book is not just that of a family but also China's political, cultural, military and social history over thirty-four generations and nearly a milennium. View more info

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China Live Two Decades in the Heart of the Dragon

By: CHINOY, Mike

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Atlanta, Turner Publishing: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID11477


Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 397pages. View more info

The Heart of the Dragon

By: Clayre, Alasdair

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1985

Edition: 1st U.S. Ed

Seller ID: ID217337


Quarto Size. VERY GOOD in VERY GOOD Dustjacket. DJ protected in Mylar cover. Colour and black & white illustrations. 281 pages The most comprehensive and revealing portrait of the Chinese ever made. View more info

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The Lion and the Dragon: British Voices from the China Coast

By: Cook, Christopher

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Elm Tree Books: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID297145


Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Maps to endpapers. 184 pages An examination of the lives and work of British people who worked for Butterfield and Swire, one of the great trading companies of the China Coast during the two world wars. View more info

Image for The Fishing Fleet.  Husband-Hunting in the Raj

The Fishing Fleet. Husband-Hunting in the Raj

By: De Courcy, Anne

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID284355


Very Good condition. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Previous owner's initials to half-title page. 335 pages View more info

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Curzon in India. Volume One Achievement, Volume Two Frustration [2 Volumes]

By: Dilks, David

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID288264


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Dustjacket is price-clipped. Bookplate to Front Free End paper. Bookseller stamp/label to front paste-down Illustrated with Black and White Photographs . 296 pages Volume 1 - Achievement, Volume 2 - Frustration. The authoritative study of Curzon's Viceroyalty of India. View more info

Asia Pacific: Its Role in the New World Disorder

By: Dobbs-Higginson, M.S.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Melbourne, William Heinemann Australia: 1993

Seller ID: ID243792


Octavo Size. Very Good condition. Black & white illustrations. 432 pages View more info

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Mapping an Empire: Geographical Construction of British India, 1765-1843

By: Edney, Matthew

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago Press: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID255676


A Near Fine copy. As new condition. B/w maps. 458 pages View more info

The Necessary Hell. John and Henry Lawrence and the Indian Empire

By: Edwardes, Michael

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1958

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID273315


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. No dustjacket. Red cloth boards. Black & white illustrations. 213 pages This is not a biography of the Lawrences but rather uses the experiences of these two people to illuminate the structure of nineteenth century India. View more info

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High Noon of Empire India under Curzon

By: Edwardes, Michael

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode: 1965

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID251638


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ is price clipped and now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. 266 pages This book is a view of British India when it reached its Zenith at the turn of the 19th century. The author looks at the vice-royalty of Lord Curzon and his attempt to revive and re-state the crusading purpose that the British had abandoned after the Mutiny of 1857. View more info