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Catron Grant Books
Christie Lucero
2181 Zaragoza Rd SE Rio Rancho NM 87124
505-896-2221 or 505-908-8992
www.catrongrantbooks.com
CJL@catrongrantbooks.com
Books on Asian culture, travel and exploration, World War ll Southeast Asia and Pacific, Mountaineering, Twentieth Century Show Business
Booth Number: 72

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Dogs of China and Japan in Nature and Art. V.W.F. Collier. William Heineman, 1921.

Description: xix, 207 pp with color and B&W plates throughout. the eight color plates have intact glassine tissue guards. An early history of dog breeds and breeding in China and Japan, the religious and cultural symbolism of dogs, with sections on the hunting and guard dog breeds, the Tibetan spaniel, the Lhasa Apso "lion dogs" and the court Pekinese and pug breeds. Text is, tight, unmarked, foxed. Previous owner's bookplate on the front endpapers and a bookseller's stamp from Beijing on be rear endpapers. Green cloth boards with gold-stamped titles and a line drawing of a Pekinese are VG, with some bumping to corners and spine ends and the beginnings of a split at the tail of the spine.

Price $245.00

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Tibetan Medical Paintings. Parfionovitch, Yuri, Meyer, Fernamd, Dorje Gyurrme (eds). Harry N. Abrams New York 1992.

Description: This work is a two-volume set. The set reproduced here was prepared in the 1920s at the time of the Thirteenth Dalai Lama for the training of Buryiati doctors in Transbaikalia, and is a faithful facsimile of the originals which were created between 1687 and 1703. The English summaries of the treatise, presented with the colour plates in Volume One, and the translations of the actual inscriptions which are largely derived from it, and which are presented in Volume Two, contain a wealth of technical terminology for the study of Tibetan medicine.Volume I, plates; 170 pp with color illustrations on every page. Volume 2, text; 336 pp with the same illustrations as Volume 1 repeated in black and white, plus extensive explanations. In decorative paper case. Books are clean, tight and unmarked. Red cloth boards with gold-stamped titles show a bit of wear with rubbing to corners and spine ends, gold-stamping on spines is faded. Case is bright and undamaged save for slight corner rubbing to spine.

Price $395.00

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Television A Monthly Guide 1928 Volume 1 Issue 1. Dinsdale, A. (ed). The Television Society London 1928.

Description: 52 pp The very first magazine about television, published in England and described as "A Monthly Magazine devoted to the interests and progress of the science of seeing by wire and wireless." Contains articles: "All About Television," "How to Make a Simple Televisor," "How to Make a Selenium Cell," "Television in Warfare" and "Noctovision." Covers and pages are yellowed, frail, intact.

Price $385.00

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Drugging a Nation. Samuel Merwin. New York, Fleming H. Revil 1908

Description: 212 pp with 12 B&W plates and a portrait of He E. Tong Shao -I, leader of the Opium Reform Movement frontis with tissue guard. A journalistic report on the opium trade in China and the Chinese efforts to fend off the Western powers who were promoting and supplying the trade. Samuel Merwin (1874 - 1936) was a reporter sent to China in 1907 by Success Magazine to investigate the opium problem and this book is the hardcover edition of articles published in the magazine. It includes, as an appendix in the form of a letter from the field by Charles F. Gammon, the editor of Success Magazine, an eyewitness account of a public burning of a mountain of valuable opium smoking paraphernalia in Shanghai in 1908. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Red decorative cloth boards with drawings of poppies and opium pipes are "near fine" with a little fading to the spine, otherwise clean, vividly colored and undamaged. Scarce. No other copies currently on offer. Fine.

Genre: China - Twentieth Century history

Price $695.00

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