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Biblio has many books that focus on certain regions of the world, and there are many rare and antique books available on Asia and Asiana culture and traditions. Several of the books in the rare Asiana books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room are non-fiction works by Asian authors, and others are famously rare novels about Asia or that take place in Asia. Many of the rare and antique books in the rare Asiana books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room are first editions or signed by the author.

Tenmon Zukai (=explanation of astronomy by means of figures). by IGUCHI TSUNENORI

Osaka, Itanya Mohee, 1689. 5 parts bound in 6 volumes 4to [222 x 160 mm] of: 32, 31, 37, 31, 33 and 54 leaves respectively. Xylograph text in Japanese on rice paper. Handwritten annotations in red ink. Preserved in their blue original wrappers sewn in the…



南瞻部洲萬國掌菓之圖. [Nansen bushu bankoku shoka no zu]. [Map of All the Countries in Jambud-vipa]. by [FIRST JAPANESE BUDDHIST MAP OF THE WORLD]

Kyoto.: 文臺軒宇平 [Bundaiken Uhei].. 宝永7年 [1710].. Hand coloured, black and white woodblock print map, 114 x 143cm. Folds into worn paper covered card covers 23.2 x 18.5cm presented in Japanese case. Som…

From Asia Bookroom


Kyôchûzan (Mountains of the Heart)

(Japan: Sûzan Shobô, 1816. Bôsai, Kameda. Small quarto. (19)ff. A Japanese book of color woodblock prints by Kameda Bôsai (1754-1826), one of the leading painters of the Nanga or Bunjinga (literati) schools of painting. The seventeen full-page illust…

From Bromer Booksellers


Imperial Palaces of Peking by SIR…N, Osvald

First Edition in Rare Dust Jackets SIR…N, Osvald. The Imperial Palaces of Peking. Two Hundred and Seventy Four Plates in Collotype after Photographs by the Author, Twelve Architectural Drawings and Two Maps with a Short Historical Account. Paris and…

From Heritage Book Shop, LLC


????????;??? [zhu shi jiao zheng hua ying si shu; gu lu shu][Annotated Corrected Chinese-English Four Books; Gu Lu, Arranger] [The Four Books, Chinese Classics in English][Great Learning; Moderation; Analects (of Confucius); Mencius] by Legge, James, (1815-1897) [?? Gu Lu][?? Wang Tao?, (1828-1897)] Confucius ; Mencius

[Hong Kong : London Mission Society Press, c1861] ; ??????? [Shanghai : Shanghai Shangye Yingshuguan, n.d., 1861. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. [1], 298, 378 pp. ; bound in Chinese fashion, with folded sheets right to left, in a western-style, mid-nineteent…

From Joseph Valles - Books


十竹齋箋譜. [Shizhuzhai Jianpu]. [Ten Bamboo Studio Letter Papers]. by [HU, ZHENGYAN]. 胡正言

Beijing.: 榮寶齋. [Rong bao zhai].. 一九五二年 [1952].. Complete four volume set of the Chinese masterpiece of colour printing and design, the "Ten Bamboo Studio Letter Paper" [十竹齋ౚ…

From Asia Bookroom


Map of Peking. 京城內外全圖 .[Jing cheng nei wai quan tu]. by [BOXER REBELLION MAP OF BEIJING]

(Circa1900).. Large illustrated map of Beijing showing the city in the period following the invasion of the military forces of the Eight National Alliance, old folds, scale not given. Some scattered light foxing particularly at edges, short closed tear at…

From Asia Bookroom


Les Jardins Anglo-Chinois. (Cahiers I - IV) with extra plate by Le Rouge, Georges Louis

Paris: Chez le Rouge, 1776. 1st Edition. Cloth. Near Fine. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. Four volumes. No date ( c. 1770's ). 1st ed. Oblong elephant folio ( 17.5 inches ). Modern burgundy cloth and end papers with simple gilt title on spines. C…

From Frey Fine Books


Travels in Western India by TOD, Lieu.-Col. James

First Edition With Nine Engraved Plates TOD, Lieu.-Col. James. Travels in Western India. Embracing a Visit to the Sacred Mounts of Jains, and the Most Celebrated Shrines of Hindu Faith between Rajpootana and the Indus; with an Account of the Ancient Ci…

From Heritage Book Shop, LLC


Manuscrit illustré de dessins originaux et composé de deux parties ""La Porcelaine de Chine"" et ""Le Bronze chinois"" by ANONYME

Paris, 1888. Fine. Paris 1888, 18x23cm, relié. - Manuscrit intitulé ""La Porcelaine de Chine"" orné de nombreux dessins originaux in et hors-texte en noir et en couleurs réalisés à même la page, sur de fins morceaux de papier…

From Rare Books Le Feu Follet -


History of Marine Architecture. Including an enlarged and progressive View of the Nautical Regulations and Naval History, both Civil and Military, of all Nations, especially of Great Britain. - 3 Vols. by Charnock, J.A. - [Including albumen photograph & note by midshipman Thomas William Oliver of the 'HMS ASIA']

Charnock, J. A. History of Marine Architecture. Including an enlarged and progressive View of the Nautical Regulations and Naval History, both Civil and Military, of all Nations, especially of Great Britain. London, R. Faulder (ao), 1800-1802. 1st. ed. 3…

From Acanthus Antiquariaat


The European in India; From a Collection of Drawings, By Charles Doyley. by DOYLEY, CHARLES (ARTIST) AND BLAGDON, F.W.(AUTHOR)

London.: Edward Orme.. First edition.. 1813.. 20 hand coloured plates 149 + 9pp index. Lovely original tree-calf morocco, spine in compartments with title and dentelles in gilt. Marbled endpapers with light discolouration. Expertly re-backed with light r…

From Asia Bookroom


A relation of Some Years Travaile, Begunne Anno 1626. Into Afrique and the Greater Asia, Especially the Territories of the Persian Monarchie: And Some Parts of the Orientall Indies, and Iles Adjacent by Herbert, Thomas

London: William Stanby and Jacob Bloome, 1634. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to. [x] 225 p.p. [14 p.p. table]. Half bound red calf over marbled boards. Title on red leather spine label. Marbled boards well worn and chipped, edges rubbed. Hinges se…

From Minotavros Books


The Cities of Gujarashtra: their topography and history illustrated, in the journal of a recent tour; with accompanying documents. by Henry George Briggs (1824-1872)

Bombay-printed description of Gujarat and beyond ombay, printed at the Times' Press, by James Chesson, 1849. Folio (29x23,5 cm.). [14], 408, VIII, [2], IX-XXIV pp. Illustrated with several plans of palaces. First edition, printed at Bombay, of a very thor…



The History of Persia: From the Most Early Period to the Present Time Containing an Account of the Religion, Government, Usages, and Character of the Inhabitants of That Kingdom by John Malcolm

Professionally recased; half calf; marbled boards. Twenty four copper engravings on twenty-three plates. A handsome and sturdy set. Volume 1. xxii, errata, list of plates, 644; Volume 2. vii, 715, errata. Foxing to plates. Discrete bookplate to pas…

From William Chrisant & Sons' Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA


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