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  • 1964 Hartwell SOURCES of CHINESE ECONOMIC HISTORY 618-1368 *SIGNED & INSCRIBED* by Robert Hartwell 1964 Hartwell SOURCES of CHINESE ECONOMIC HISTORY 618-1368 *SIGNED & INSCRIBED*
    Robert Hartwell

    A GUIDE to SOURCES of CHINESE ECONOMIC HISTORY A.D. 618-1368, by ROBERT HARTWELL. Published by the Committee on Far Eastern Civilizations, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1964. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the Author on the title page: "To Mr. Ang / With Best Wishes / Robert Hartwell". "Mr. Ang" is "Melvin Thlick-Len Ang", a Far Eastern scholar and colleague of Robert Hartwell. Softcovers, 6x9 inches, 257 pages. Includes numerous abstracts of economic documents by T'ang (A.D. 618 to 906), Sung (A.D. 960 to 1279), Chin (A.D. 1115 to 1234), and Yuan (A.D. 1260 to 1368) authors. GOOD condition, the rear cover has a 2 inch closed tear that has been repaired with clear tape that extends over the spine…

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    A GUIDE to SOURCES of CHINESE ECONOMIC HISTORY A.D. 618-1368, by ROBERT HARTWELL. Published by the Committee on Far Eastern Civilizations, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1964. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the Author on the title page: "To Mr. Ang / With Best Wishes / Robert Hartwell". "Mr. Ang" is "Melvin Thlick-Len Ang", a Far Eastern scholar and colleague of Robert Hartwell. Softcovers, 6x9 inches, 257 pages. Includes numerous abstracts of economic documents by T'ang (A.D. 618 to 906), Sung (A.D. 960 to 1279), Chin (A.D. 1115 to 1234), and Yuan (A.D. 1260 to 1368) authors. GOOD condition, the rear cover has a 2 inch closed tear that has been repaired with clear tape that extends over the spine and the front cover, the spine has a crease, the front cover has a couple small pen marks,and there are light signs of handling including creases, bends, overall a solid copy with pages that are tight, bright, clean and clear. About ROBERT M. HARTWELL, b. 1932 d. 1995 (from a Harvard University website): ******From the beginning of his career at the University of Chicago and continuing during his tenure at professor of Chinese history at the University of Pennsylvania and into his retirement in Wyoming, the late Robert M. Hartwell was intensely concerned with the study of social and economic change in Chinese history. Working mainly with middle-period sources (mid-Tang into Yuan), he produced a number of unusually helpful research aids and a series of influential research articles. Readers of Hartwell's work will immediately notice that his research involved the citation of an unusually large number of sources on any given point and the collection of a considerable body of supporting data. Hartwell preferred to rely upon the preponderance of evidence; he rarely argued from the isolated example. He was in fact devoted to the collection of large sets of data and, finding a lack of this kind of research in the scholarly literature, he set out to create a body of extensive data sets himself. By the mid-1970s he had defined a program to amass the most extensive prosopographical data set ever created for the study of Chinese history for any period, and he continued his work with the help of students and especially his wife and collaborator Marianne Carlson Hartwell until his untimely death in 1995. The Hartwells willed their estate to the Harvard-Yenching Institute, in the conviction that Harvard would see to the preservation and dissemination of their research.******

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  • 1966 BANGKOK-SARABURI HIGHWAY Dedication Ceremonies Program w/ MAP & PHOTOS Vietnam War Era Item 1966 BANGKOK-SARABURI HIGHWAY Dedication Ceremonies Program w/ MAP & PHOTOS Vietnam War Era Item

    Program for Dedication Ceremonies of the BANGKOK - SARABURI HIGHWAY. Provides a history of the construction of the Thailand highway. TEXT in THAI and ENGLISH.

    One of the main speakers at the dedication ceremony was the American Ambassador Graham Martin. Did the involvement of the U.S. have something to do with the fact that the Bangkok-Saraburi Highway was built in the midst of the Vietnam War? Hmmmm. Nothing of the sort is mentioned, of course, but I would say YES.

    Booklet, paper covers, side stapled, 8x11 inches, 20 pages including covers PLUS a fold open map.

    GOOD condition, there is a crease to the upper corner area, light creases overall from handling, and handwritten comments in Chinese on the blank…

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    Program for Dedication Ceremonies of the BANGKOK - SARABURI HIGHWAY. Provides a history of the construction of the Thailand highway. TEXT in THAI and ENGLISH.

    One of the main speakers at the dedication ceremony was the American Ambassador Graham Martin. Did the involvement of the U.S. have something to do with the fact that the Bangkok-Saraburi Highway was built in the midst of the Vietnam War? Hmmmm. Nothing of the sort is mentioned, of course, but I would say YES.

    Booklet, paper covers, side stapled, 8x11 inches, 20 pages including covers PLUS a fold open map.

    GOOD condition, there is a crease to the upper corner area, light creases overall from handling, and handwritten comments in Chinese on the blank part of the inside front cover (probably relevant, perhaps interesting, no idea), otherwise solid, bright and clean.

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  • 2005 Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION **INSCRIBED to CONDOLEEZZA RICE** by Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, editor 2005 Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION **INSCRIBED to CONDOLEEZZA RICE**
    Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, editor

    CULTURAL CONTACTS IN BUILDING A UNIVERSAL CIVILISATION: ISLAMIC CONTRIBUTIONS. Number 11 in the Studies and Sources on the History of Islamic Civilisation Series. Edited by Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu. Published by the O.I.C. Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture, Istanbul, Turkey, 2005. SIGNED and INSCRIBED on a blank prelim by IHSANOGLU to CONDOLEEZZA RICE: "To Dr. Condoleezza Rice / I present this book as one step towards better understanding / with my best regards / The editor / Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu (signed) / 17.9.2005 / New York". Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 6.5x9.5 inches, 413 pages. Condition: NEAR FINE book, a light pea size stain to the front page edges (page edges of the closed book), otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked;…

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    CULTURAL CONTACTS IN BUILDING A UNIVERSAL CIVILISATION: ISLAMIC CONTRIBUTIONS. Number 11 in the Studies and Sources on the History of Islamic Civilisation Series. Edited by Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu. Published by the O.I.C. Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture, Istanbul, Turkey, 2005. SIGNED and INSCRIBED on a blank prelim by IHSANOGLU to CONDOLEEZZA RICE: "To Dr. Condoleezza Rice / I present this book as one step towards better understanding / with my best regards / The editor / Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu (signed) / 17.9.2005 / New York". Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 6.5x9.5 inches, 413 pages. Condition: NEAR FINE book, a light pea size stain to the front page edges (page edges of the closed book), otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a VERY GOOD dustjacket that has creasing to its top edge, otherwise is solid and bright. About the Editor EKMELEDDIN IHSANOGLU (from Wikipedia): ****** Ekmeleddin Mehmet Ihsanoglu is a Turkish academic, politician and diplomat who was Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation from 2004 to 2014. He is also an author and editor of academic journals and advocate of intercultural dialogue.******

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  • 23 ISSUES of RAHAVARD : PERSIAN JOURNAL of IRANIAN STUDIES 1992-2002 by Hassan Shahbaz, et al 23 ISSUES of RAHAVARD : PERSIAN JOURNAL of IRANIAN STUDIES 1992-2002
    Hassan Shahbaz, et al

    23 ISSUES of RAHAVARD : A PERSIAN JOURNAL of IRANIAN STUDIES 1992-2002.

    "RAHAVARD is a literary quarterly, published for the purpose of preserving Persian language and literature among Iranian immigrants and the admirers of Persian letters all over the world. It provides an in-depth study of its subject matters which both the Iranian community and researchers of Persian literature will find highly informative and interesting."

    Published Quarterly by Hassan Shahbaz, Los Angeles, California, 1992-2002.

    Softcovers, 7x10 inches (18x25 cm), approximately 300 pages per issue.

    Each issue has 2 front covers, one in PERSIAN, one in English, otherwise the TEXT is ENTIRELY in PERSIAN.

    The issues are in generally GOOD condition, some have wear to the spine, bumped spine ends or…

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    23 ISSUES of RAHAVARD : A PERSIAN JOURNAL of IRANIAN STUDIES 1992-2002.

    "RAHAVARD is a literary quarterly, published for the purpose of preserving Persian language and literature among Iranian immigrants and the admirers of Persian letters all over the world. It provides an in-depth study of its subject matters which both the Iranian community and researchers of Persian literature will find highly informative and interesting."

    Published Quarterly by Hassan Shahbaz, Los Angeles, California, 1992-2002.

    Softcovers, 7x10 inches (18x25 cm), approximately 300 pages per issue.

    Each issue has 2 front covers, one in PERSIAN, one in English, otherwise the TEXT is ENTIRELY in PERSIAN.

    The issues are in generally GOOD condition, some have wear to the spine, bumped spine ends or corners, edge wear, creasing, previous owner's non relevant notes or phone numbers on the covers, and other signs of use; but all are complete, with their covers, and remain solid, tight, bright, clean and clear.

    Here are the issues:

    Vol. VIII No. 30 Summer 1992; Vol. VIII No. 31 Autumn 1992; Vol. VIII No. 32 Winter 1992; Vol. IX No. 33 Spring 1993; Vol. IX No. 34 Summer & Fall 1993; Vol. XI No. 36 Summer 1994; Vol. XI No. 37 Fall & Winter 1994; Vol. XI No. 38 Spring 1995; Vol. XI No. 39 Summer 1995; Vol. XI No. 40 Autumn & Winter 1995/96; Vol. XI No. 41 Spring 1996; Vol. XI No. 43 Winter 1997; Vol. XI No. 44 Spring & Summer 1997; Vol. XII No. 46 Spring 1998; Vol. XII No. 47 Summer 1998; Vol. XII No. 48 Fall 1998; Vol. XIII No. 52 Fall/Winter 1999; Twentieth Year No. 56 Spring 2001; No. 58 Fall & Winter 2002; No. 59 Spring 2002; No. 61 Winter 2002; No. 62 Winter 2002; No. 64 Summer 2003.

    A great group of well researched articles related to IRAN and IRANIAN STUDIES, written in the PERSIAN language. To learn more about the journal you can go to Rahavard on the Internet.

    Will not sell individual issues, only to be sold as a lot.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: These 23 issues will be very heavy and very expensive to ship internationally, requiring substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 4 Newsletters by Friends of UPPER VOLTA (BURKINA FASO) AFRICA 1977-1979 4 Newsletters by Friends of UPPER VOLTA (BURKINA FASO) AFRICA 1977-1979

    Four issues of VOLTA, a newsletter published by the Upper Volta Friends Union, Providence, Rhode Island. Photocopied newsletters, printed on both sides of plain 8.5x11 inch paper. The issues are:

    April 1977, Vol 2 No. 4, 4 pages. January 1979, Vol. 4 No. 1, 6 pages. February 1979, Vol. 4 No. 2, 6 pages. March 1979, Vol. 4 No. 3, 6 pages.

    GOOD condition, each issue has 2 horizontal folds, probably for fitting into a mailing envelope

    (no envelopes are present), there are some light signs of handling, one issue has a bit of underlining, one was copied lighter than the others, otherwise the issues are all bright and clear.

    Published in America for those interested in the history of…

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    Four issues of VOLTA, a newsletter published by the Upper Volta Friends Union, Providence, Rhode Island. Photocopied newsletters, printed on both sides of plain 8.5x11 inch paper. The issues are:

    April 1977, Vol 2 No. 4, 4 pages. January 1979, Vol. 4 No. 1, 6 pages. February 1979, Vol. 4 No. 2, 6 pages. March 1979, Vol. 4 No. 3, 6 pages.

    GOOD condition, each issue has 2 horizontal folds, probably for fitting into a mailing envelope

    (no envelopes are present), there are some light signs of handling, one issue has a bit of underlining, one was copied lighter than the others, otherwise the issues are all bright and clear.

    Published in America for those interested in the history of and current events taking place in Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) Africa.

    An interesting look at this region of Africa as it was in the late 1970s.

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  • 96 Vintage PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS of NANIWA, OSAKA, JAPAN: The NANKI Collection 96 Vintage PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS of NANIWA, OSAKA, JAPAN: The NANKI Collection

    OLD PHOTOGRAPHS : VIEWS OF NANIWA (OSAKA, JAPAN). The 10th Exhibition of THE NANKI COLLECTION SERIES. Published by the Osaka Castle Museum, Osaka, Japan, 2000. First Edition. Exhibition Catalog containing 96 EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS OF NANIWA, JAPAN. Softcovers, 8.5x11.5 inches, side stapled, 32 pages. Almost every page is illustrated with 3 or 4 photographs. The captions and text are in JAPANESE. However, laid in is an Introduction sheet in English, and a List of Exhibits sheet that provides an English caption to each of the 96 photographs in the book / catalog. GOOD condition, the covers have a couple creases, some rubbing and signs of handling; overall still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. From the laid in English language INTRODUCTION sheet:…

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    OLD PHOTOGRAPHS : VIEWS OF NANIWA (OSAKA, JAPAN). The 10th Exhibition of THE NANKI COLLECTION SERIES. Published by the Osaka Castle Museum, Osaka, Japan, 2000. First Edition. Exhibition Catalog containing 96 EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS OF NANIWA, JAPAN. Softcovers, 8.5x11.5 inches, side stapled, 32 pages. Almost every page is illustrated with 3 or 4 photographs. The captions and text are in JAPANESE. However, laid in is an Introduction sheet in English, and a List of Exhibits sheet that provides an English caption to each of the 96 photographs in the book / catalog. GOOD condition, the covers have a couple creases, some rubbing and signs of handling; overall still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. From the laid in English language INTRODUCTION sheet: ******The 10th Exhibition of THE NANKI COLLECTION SERIES entitled OLD PHOTOGRAPHS VIEWS OF NANIWA. THE NANKI COLLECTION is a series of historical materials of Osaka, and was assembled by the late Mr. Yoshitaro Nanki (1882-1945). Mr. Nanki was the noted editor and publisher of the magazine KAMIGATA,

    which was devoted to local history of Osaka and its vicinity and comprised 151 issues published successively from 1931 to 1944. In 1961, Osaka City gained possession of the Nanki collection. Osaka Castle Museum has devoted itself to the categorization of the collection since its acquisition. The results of these efforts were published through a special exhibition series entitled THE NANKI COLLECTION SERIES, consisting of 10 exhibitions. This 10th exhibition displays 96 photographs carefully selected from about 900 historical photographs in the collection. We hope that by viewing these works you will be able to gain an insight into the scenery, manners, and social conditions at the time. These archival photographs were taken and assembled by Mr. Yoshitaro Nanki for his study and some of them were printed in the magazine KAMIGATA as illustrations. The majority of the photographs were taken in the early Showa period (1926-1944). However, the collection of photographs includes those taken before the Showa period, and although those on display are mainly from the early Showa period, others are from the Meiji and the Taisho periods (1868-1926). Although the original films do not exist today, the images have been preserved on photographic paper and exist in good condition. Osaka in the early Showa period underwent a great amount of change along with the modernization and industrialization that started in the Meiji period. However, there remained to a considerable extent the appearance and tastes lasting from the Edo period, including the bridges and canals for which the city was renowned as a WATER METROPOLIS, the prosperity of markets and theaters which symbolized the vigor of the city of merchants, and the public festivals. However, the bombing and resultant fire storms of World War II, dramatic post war economic growth, and the late 1980s bubble economy that accompanied the redevelopment of Osaka contributed to a radical modification of the appearance of the city and the life of its people. Furthermore, the memories of the past fade from the minds of people. We feel strongly that this exhibition will vividly introduce the scenery of Osaka of a past time.******

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  • CHINESE BAMBOO CALLIGRAPHY STRIPS Ancient Texts Written on Wood Slips ILLUSTRATED Scholarly Study CHINESE BAMBOO CALLIGRAPHY STRIPS Ancient Texts Written on Wood Slips ILLUSTRATED Scholarly Study

    Scholarly Study of CHINESE BAMBOO & WOODEN SLIPS. A Chinese Book, published in China. Text Entirely in Chinese. Many b&w Illustrations. I cannot determine the date, but clearly somewhat recent (probably 1980s or later). Softcovers, 6x8 inches (15x21 cm), 213 pages. The latter half of the book, approximately 100 pages), are entirely b&w illustrations with captions. There are also 4 color plates at the front of the book and 3 fold open tables in the text. VERY GOOD condition, the covers have some creases and rubs from handling, overall just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. I do not speak or read Chinese, so that is all I have been able to figure out, but I have tried…

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    Scholarly Study of CHINESE BAMBOO & WOODEN SLIPS. A Chinese Book, published in China. Text Entirely in Chinese. Many b&w Illustrations. I cannot determine the date, but clearly somewhat recent (probably 1980s or later). Softcovers, 6x8 inches (15x21 cm), 213 pages. The latter half of the book, approximately 100 pages), are entirely b&w illustrations with captions. There are also 4 color plates at the front of the book and 3 fold open tables in the text. VERY GOOD condition, the covers have some creases and rubs from handling, overall just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. I do not speak or read Chinese, so that is all I have been able to figure out, but I have tried to provide enough images to allow those of you who can figure out more to be able to do so. About BAMBOO AND WOODEN SLIPS (from Wikipedia): ******Bamboo and Wooden Slips were the main media for documents in China before the widespread introduction of paper during the first two centuries AD. (Silk was occasionally used, but was prohibitively expensive.) The long, narrow strips of wood or bamboo typically carry a single column of brush written text each, with space for several tens of visually complex ancient Chinese characters. For longer texts, many slips may be bound together in sequence with thread. Each strip of wood or bamboo is said to be as long as a chopstick and as wide as two. The earliest surviving examples of wood or bamboo slips date from the 5th century BC during the Warring States period. However, references in earlier texts surviving on other media make it clear that some precursor of these Warring States period bamboo slips was in use as early as the late Shang period (from about 1250 BC). Bamboo or wooden strips were the standard writing material during the Han dynasty and excavated examples have been found in abundance. Subsequently, paper began to displace bamboo and wooden strips from mainstream uses, and by the 4th century AD bamboo had been largely abandoned as a medium for writing in China. The custom of interring books made of the durable bamboo strips in royal tombs has preserved many works in their original form through the centuries. An important early find was the Jizhong discovery in 279 AD of a tomb of a king of Wei, though the original recovered strips have since disappeared. Several caches of great importance have been found in recent years.******

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  • PHD THESIS - SUNG LIAO DIPLOMACY in 11th & 12th Century CHINA Social & Political by Melvin Thlick-Len Ang PHD THESIS - SUNG LIAO DIPLOMACY in 11th & 12th Century CHINA Social & Political
    Melvin Thlick-Len Ang

    SUNG-LIAO DIPLOMACY in ELEVENTH and TWELFTH CENTURY CHINA: A STUDY of the SOCIAL and POLITICAL, by Melvin Thlick-Len Ang. This is an "authorized facsimile" printed in 1983 by University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, Michigan, of the ORIGINAL DOCTORAL / PhD THESIS presented to the UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA in the same year, 1983. Softcovers, 6.5x8.5 inches, xii + 316 pages. NEAR FINE condition, sunning to the spine, otherwise looks and feels unused, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. Abstract of the Thesis: ****** In the early eleventh-century, geopolitical considerations caused the Chinese government to initiate a system of regular embassies of exchange with the Liao. The inauguration of permanent diplomatic relations between the two Courts represented a significant departure from the…

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    SUNG-LIAO DIPLOMACY in ELEVENTH and TWELFTH CENTURY CHINA: A STUDY of the SOCIAL and POLITICAL, by Melvin Thlick-Len Ang. This is an "authorized facsimile" printed in 1983 by University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, Michigan, of the ORIGINAL DOCTORAL / PhD THESIS presented to the UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA in the same year, 1983. Softcovers, 6.5x8.5 inches, xii + 316 pages. NEAR FINE condition, sunning to the spine, otherwise looks and feels unused, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. Abstract of the Thesis: ****** In the early eleventh-century, geopolitical considerations caused the Chinese government to initiate a system of regular embassies of exchange with the Liao. The inauguration of permanent diplomatic relations between the two Courts represented a significant departure from the Sinocentric model of a China at the center of the social and political order. This study seeks to determine whether this alteration in the pattern of traditional Sino-barbarian relations led to a permanent institutional change or whether it was treated by the Chinese merely as a temporary if necessary expedient. The investigation moves from the general and theoretical to the specific and quantitative. The first chapter surveys the major theories of Sino-barbarian relations and traditional Chinese relations with Koryo, Annam, the Hsi Hsia, and the Chin. The second chapter presents an historical survey of Sung-Liao relations, including in particular the process by which decades of war were replaced by a century of peaceful diplomatic interchange. The third chapter details the actual process of Sung-Liao diplomacy: The selection of ambassadors; the ranks of appointees; the types of missions; the gifts exchanged; the nature of travel and hospitality. The fourth chapter presents a number of case studies of Sung ambassadors. An attempt is made to develop profiles of ambassadorial types. The fifth chapter presents the results of a prosopographical study of the careers of 608 ambassadors to the Liao and 341 military intendants who served in Liao-sensitive circuits. The effects of elite status, educational attainment, regional origin, and experience on the subsequent careers of ambassadors are analyzed. The data suggest that the Liao threat was taken seriously. Significant numbers of men in top policy making positions could boast ambassadorial experience. But these "experienced" bureaucrats did not become "specialists." Nor was any permanent bureau for foreign policy established as a result of the Sung-Liao diplomatic experience.******

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  • RAI VALLEY, NEW ZEALAND Centennial History 1881-1981 ILLUSTRATED by Rai Valley Centennial Committee RAI VALLEY, NEW ZEALAND Centennial History 1881-1981 ILLUSTRATED
    Rai Valley Centennial Committee

    THE RAI AND ITS PEOPLE: A CENTENNIAL HISTORY of THE RAI VALLEY DISTRICT 1881-1981.

    Compiled and Published by The Rai Valley Centennial Committee, Rai Valley [New Zealand], second printing, 1993.

    Softcovers, 6x8 inches (14.5x20.5 cm), 99 pages plus 48 unnumbered pages of photographs.

    NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    An interesting look at the RAI VALLEY area of NEW ZEALAND. Perhaps you'll want to move there someday, to escape, well, you know, everything!

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  • RARE PHOTO HISTORY OF CHINA'S MAO TSE TUNG'S RED ARMY & ITS GENERALS Large Lovely Edition 1997 by Li Lian RARE PHOTO HISTORY OF CHINA'S MAO TSE TUNG'S RED ARMY & ITS GENERALS Large Lovely Edition 1997
    Li Lian

    GENERALS of CHINA'S PEOPLE'S LIBERATION ARMY - MAO TSE TUNG'S RED ARMY and ITS COMMANDING GENERALS.

    Compiled by Li Lian. Very Large and Heavy Book. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 10.5" x 15", 339 pages. Published in CHINA, Jiangxi Education Press, 1997. TEXT IN CHINESE.

    ISBN: 7539228385, 9787539228389. Fully ILLUSTRATED with b&w Photographs of ALL THE FORMER GENERALS of the COMMUNIST PARTY'S PEOPLE'S LIBERATION ARMY. The book and its dustjacket are in NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Its original wraparound band is rubbed and has some edge-wear. A BEAUTIFUL COPY. SCARCE. A Historic Pictorial Atlas to all the Military Leaders of the RED ARMY. PLEASE NOTE that this Large and Heavy Book will require substantial additional postage to mail internationally.

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  • Two Booklets BAGHDAD: IMAGO MUNDI + PRE-ISLAMIC SIRAT AL-NABI Charles Wendell **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** 1971-1972 by Charles Wendell Two Booklets BAGHDAD: IMAGO MUNDI + PRE-ISLAMIC SIRAT AL-NABI Charles Wendell **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** 1971-1972
    Charles Wendell

    (1) BAGHDAD: IMAGO MUNDI, AND OTHER FOUNDATION LORE, by Charles Wendell. Published by Cambridge University Press, [1971]. A separately bound reprint from International Journal of Middle East Studies, 1971. SIGNED & INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR on the front cover. Booklet, paper covers, 7x10 inches, 30 pages (numbered 99-128). GOOD condition, some creases and edge wear to the covers, a crease to the upper corner of the inner pages, and some minor hand corrections to the text, presumably by the author; overall a solid, bright, presentable copy.

    (2) THE PRE-ISLAMIC PERIOD OF SIRAT AL-NABI, by Charles Wendell. A separately bound reprint from MUSLIM WORLD / Hartford Seminary Foundation, 1972. SIGNED & INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR on the front cover. Booklet, paper…

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    (1) BAGHDAD: IMAGO MUNDI, AND OTHER FOUNDATION LORE, by Charles Wendell. Published by Cambridge University Press, [1971]. A separately bound reprint from International Journal of Middle East Studies, 1971. SIGNED & INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR on the front cover. Booklet, paper covers, 7x10 inches, 30 pages (numbered 99-128). GOOD condition, some creases and edge wear to the covers, a crease to the upper corner of the inner pages, and some minor hand corrections to the text, presumably by the author; overall a solid, bright, presentable copy.

    (2) THE PRE-ISLAMIC PERIOD OF SIRAT AL-NABI, by Charles Wendell. A separately bound reprint from MUSLIM WORLD / Hartford Seminary Foundation, 1972. SIGNED & INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR on the front cover. Booklet, paper covers, 6x9.5 inches, 30 pages (numbered 12-41). VERY GOOD condition, tight, bright and clean.

    About CHARLES WENDELL (from a UC Santa Barbara website):

    ******Charles Wendell, b.1919 d. 1982, Professor of Eastern Languages; Germa nic and Slavic Languages; Religious Studies; Eastern Languages: University of California Santa Barbara.

    Charles Wendell was a brilliant linguist, fluent in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, Turkish, Latin, and Greek. In 1967 Wendell joined the faculty at Santa Barbara as an Assistant Professor of Arabic. He was later advanced to Associate Professor with a joint appointment with the Eastern Languages Department, where he continued to teach Arabic, and with the Religious Studies Department, where he offered courses in Islamic religion.

    A meticulous scholar, Wendell, whose articles were erudite and enlightening, contributed to several important books on Middle Eastern culture and civilization. But his interests were quite broad, ranging from the history of early Islam to intellectual developments in modern Egypt. Early in his scholarly career Wendell's translation of Muhammad Abduh by Osman Amin was published by the American Council of Learned Societies. Later books included The Evolution of the Egyptian National Image: from its Origins to Ahmad Lutfi al-Sayyid and Five Tracts of Hasán al-Banná (both by UC Press). At his death Professor Wendell was engaged in a long range, two volume project on the 8th century Arabic classic The Book of Kalilah and Dimnah. Planned and begun were a new translation of the work and a full volume to "deal as exhaustively as possible with the biography of the author and his historical and cultural ambience." Such thoroughness was typical of Wendell's scholarship.******

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