1.BABSON, Naomi Lane.All the Tomorrows.New York: Reynal and Hitchcock. (1939).
First Edition. Harve Stein dustjacket art. Novel of contemporary Chinese life with "war lords, beggars, courtesans, merchants, coolies, foreign devils, gamblers, bandits, and patriots.." Near Fine in Very Good plus dustjacket, few small chips.Item #6168
2.BEDFORD-JONES, H.The Breeze in the Moonlight.New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1926.
First Edition. Translation of an important 14th Century Chinese novel. Very Good with crease to front cover, in a Good dustjacket with wrap-around art, with three inch-deep chips to top edge, additional chipping to lower edges and and spine and two inch-deep closed tears to rear flap edge and rear panel.Item #17510
3.BRAMAH, Ernest.Kai Lung's Golden Hours.London: Richards, (1936).
Reprint Edition. E. L. dustjacket art. Attractive copy of an early printing of this collection of Chinese tales which utilizes the same jacket artwork as the first edition. Almost Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, chipped at top spine end, soiling at spine, modest shelf wear.Item #26862
4.BREDON, Juliet.Hundred Altars.New York: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1934.
First Edition. Northern Peking set novel, a "chronicle of three generations of Chinese life - of Elders born under the Imperial rule and following customs and traditions established for centuries, and of their grandsons born to revolution and democracy, who saw the civilization of their forefathers, grown brittle with age, shattered by the hands of impetuous youth". Author's first novel. Very scarce. Near Fine in almost Very Good dustjacket, about an inch of loss at top spine end, some closed tears and wear, some splitting at rear flap edge.Item #27116
7.BUCK, Pearl S.A House Divided.New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, (1935).
First Edition, Advance Review Copy. Original illustrated wrappers. Believed to be one of 300 copies. Third volume of the House of Earth Trilogy, which includes 'The Good Earth,' by Nobel Prize winning author. Very Good attractive copy.Item #34973
8.BUCK, Pearl S.A House Divided.London: Methuen and Co. Ltd, (1935).
First Edition. P. Y. C. dustjacket art. Third volume of the House of Earth Trilogy, which includes "The Good Earth," by Nobel Prize winning author. Very Good, previous owner signature at front endpaper, in Good dustjacket, spine ends rather chipped, chip at top front flap corner.Item #34990
9.BUCK, Pearl S.House of Earth, The Good Earth Trilogy, Three Volumes in One: The Good Earth; Sons; A House Divided.New York: Reynal and Hitchcock, (1935).
First Edition. Braun dustjacket art. An uncommon anthology, with new introduction by Buck, of her most famous works, spanning fifty years of China's tumultuous modern history. Buck received the Pulitzer Prize for The Good Earth. A massive 1,152 page work, the size guaranteed that not many would survive in collectible condition. This copy retaining the original publisher's wrap-around band advertising the three volumes in one for only $2.75. Near Fine in attractive Very Good plus dustjacket with few tiny edge chips, wrap-around band with chip at lower spine edge.Item #20794
10.BUCK, Pearl S.Sons.New York: John Day Co., (1932).
First Edition, Advance Review Copy in original printed yellow and red wrappers. Scarce advance copy of this early Buck title in which her Chinese protagonist becomes a general in the army, leaving the land his father worked for. Very Good plus, modest wear and soiling to wrappers.Item #16624
11.CAMPBELL, Reginald.Elephant King.New York: Richard R. Smith, Inc., 1930.
First Edition. L.S.W. dustjacket art. Interesting novel set in the Siam jungle, in which an elephant, "Poo Lorn, [leads a] tribe whose depredations have struck horror to the hearts of natives and whites alike - a villainous Chinaman and his henchmen- the family of a British agent, menaced on all sides - here is a deeply stirring and significant picture of one of the outposts of progress". Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, chipped at top spine end and flap corners.Item #24158
12.CAMPBELL, Reginald.Elephant King.New York: Richard R. Smith, Inc., 1930.
First Edition. L.S.W. dustjacket art. Interesting novel set in the Siam jungle, in which an elephant, "Poo Lorn, [leads a] tribe whose depredations have struck horror to the hearts of natives and whites alike - a villainous Chinaman and his henchmen- the family of a British agent, menaced on all sides - here is a deeply stirring and significant picture of one of the outposts of progress". Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, lower rear panel with few cm chip, spine ends with fairly shallow chipping.Item #12116
13.CAMPBELL, T Bowyer.Far Trouble.Philadelphia: Macrea-Smith-Co. (1932).
First Edition. M dustjacket art. Shanghai, China set novel of intrigue and adventure, including kidnapping and war. Near Fine, old 'rental library' stamp at front free endpaper, in Very Good plus dustjacket, few shallow spine end chips.Item #16837
15.CLOSE, Upton.Moonlady.New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1927.
First Edition. Novel of a lovely Chinese girl brought into emotional conflict with a man and woman of the western world. "Helen Langdon, the daughter of a British official, falls in love with Barrie Weston, a young American journalist. Barrie, however, simultaneously becomes infatuated with a Chinese girl actress, whom he saves from death after a riot of patriotic students. The conflict between Helen and her Chinese rival, with her subtle, pure, and finally self-denying devotion, forms the main thread of interest. But, skillfully dovetailed into the plot, there are excellent pictures of Chinese life ; while the differences in Western and Eastern psychology are well suggested." Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket.Item #29534
First Edition. Victor Beals dustjacket art. "a Chinese Romeo and Juliet, rich with the incense of the Orient". Wonderful dustjacket art by Beals borrowed from a Shakespeare scene. Very Good, cloth wear showing boards at top and lower covers, in Very Good dustjacket, fairly small edge chips and modest wear, light stain to rear spine edge.Item #17622
First Edition. Victor Beals dustjacket art. "a Chinese Romeo and Juliet, rich with the incense of the Orient". Wonderful dustjacket art by Beals borrowed from a Shakespeare scene. Very Good, cloth wear showing boards at top and lower covers, in Very Good dustjacket, fairly small edge chips and modest wear, some soiling and tiny closed tears to edges, few creases to front panel.Item #17632
First Edition. Victor Beals dustjacket art. "a Chinese Romeo and Juliet, rich with the incense of the Orient". Wonderful dustjacket art by Beals borrowed from a Shakespeare scene. Very Good, in Good dustjacket, inch chip at top spine end, small chips and wear to edges.Item #24171
First Edition. Victor Beals dustjacket art. Uncommon novel of interracial love in which a white woman living in China begins a relationship with a man of the region. An "absorbing novel [that] draws the reader into the astounding story of passion, revenge, and heroism, where the two fine souls struggle against the unwritten law which thunders- Forbidden!". Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket with cm sized chips to spine ends and top edge, few scotch tape mends to verso.Item #13757
20.CORNISH, Chester.Beating 'Em To It or The Sultan and the Sausages.New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1917.
First Edition. Alfred J. Frueh dustjacket art and illustrations. "When a great Chicago packing house awoke to the need of selling canned meats to the toiling millions of Asia, it selected Phineas Quigley Stack of Calais, Maine, as its emissary... the humorous narrative of the irrepressible conflict between an Oriental Despot and a Yankee trader". Scarce. Very Good, top half of front endpaper removed, in dustjacket lacking spine material and lower inch of front panel, shallow edge chips.Item #25476
21.DALTON, Clive.White Pagan.London: Grayson and Grayson, (1932).
First Edition. I. Brooke dustjacket art. Malaysia set romance, "with the most sensitive impressions of a people rarely understood by Europeans". A contemporary review states: "Kitchie Todd had to choose between his love for Vivienne and his love for the Malayans among whom he was brought up. We are glad to say that the Malayans won. Mr. Dalton writes with an understanding and truth rare in English fiction about the East." Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, dime sized chip at lower spine end, some nicks and wear.Item #27311
22.FORBES, Cosmo.Where the Cobra Sings.New York: Macaulay Company, (1932).
First Edition. Christenson dustjacket art. Great risqué romance novel of a young Englishman in exile in Cambodia who is offered as a purchase to be his congai "Amarah, slender and golden, a jewel of beauty... trained to love and to please a man's desires". Fantastic dustjacket art by Christenson of a golden woman before a slithering cobra. Scarce Macaulay title. Very Good, some soiling at spine, in Very Good plus dustjacket.Item #34893
23.FRASER, Ronald.Landscape with Figures.New York: Boni and Liveright, 1926.
First Edition. Bleiler-listed Oriental fantasy based around the “experiences that have come in contemplating the landscape, flowers and figures in Chinese pictures and on their porcelain.” Author’s second novel. Near Fine with discreet ownership stamp to front free endpaper, in a Very Good dustjacket with two 2-inch plus closed tears to top edge, else modest edge wear.Item #19842
24.HOBART, Alice Tisdale.Oil for the Lamps of China.Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., (1933).
First Edition. Baldridge dustjacket art. Romance and adventure novel set in China and basis for the 1935 black and white talkie directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Pat O'Brien and Jean Muir. Near Fine in attractive Very Good plus dustjacket.Item #29668
25.HOBART, Alice Tisdale (Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge).Pidgin Cargo [ORIGINAL ART WORK].New York: The Century Co, (1929).
First Edition. This copy with four original charcoal sketches on thin paper presumably for different concepts for the dustjacket. The works are unsigned, as is the final jacket art for the book but we believe them to be the work of Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge. Nautical adventure novel set on the Yangtse River, of an American silk trader who overcomes the trials of his work. "Stirring incidents of shipwrecks, pirate fights, treacheries, escapes and rescues, the myriad common millions of China, each counting for less than one drop of the Yangtse's yellow flood - ground down, betrayed, starved, but constantly renewed". Republished by Bobbs Merrill in 1934 as River Supreme. Near Fine in attractive Near Fine crisp dustjacket.Item #22173