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Catron Grant Books
Christie Lucero
2181 Zaragoza Rd SE Rio Rancho NM 87124
www.catrongrantbooks.com
CJL@catrongrantbooks.com
505-896-2221 or 505-908-8992
Culture, Travel, and Exploration in Asia
Booth#: 28
 

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Get That Fighter - Restricted. Army Air Forces. A.A.F Training Aids Division, 1943.

Description:
Gray pasteboard cover with black title and caricature of a waist gunner firing at an enemy plane. Spiral Binding. B&W pictures and illustrations. Eight foldout diagrams at back of booklet. This booklet was published by the Army Air Forces' Operations Analysis Section for use in training school for gunners on bombers flying in combat. Good.
 

Genre: History - World War II

Price $100.00

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Dead Souls. Gogol, Nikolai. London, Vizetelly and Company, 1887.

Description:
Blue cloth covered boards with black text on cover and spine. Black border at top and bottom of cover. Dark green end pages. pp. x, 11-372. Translated by Isabel Hapgood. First single-volume English-language edition. Previous editions were two-volume sets published in 1886. Title page dated 1887. Pages i-x are an introduction to Niolai Gogol. Rare. Collectible - Good.
 

Genre: Russian Literature

Price $500.00

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Tu Fu: Wanderer and Minstrel Under Moons of Cathay. Underwood, Edna Worthley (Translator). Portland, The Mosher Press, MDCCCCXXIX

Description:
247 pages. Quarter bound, beautifully woven Chinese fabric covered boards over vellum spine with gilt text in cardboard slip case with paste down of frontispiece illustration of Tu-Fu. This is the first edition in the world of Tu-Fu to be printed outside of China, likewise it is the first edition of any one individual Chinese poet (from the Foreword). Fifty copies of this book printed on Japan Vellum and the type distributed in the month of April MDCCCCXXIX. This is copy no. 5, signed by Edna Worthley Underwood, the translator. Book is in excellent condition, with light soiling on the spine. Cardboard slipcase is worn with water stains on the edges. Splits at corners of opening to the slip case. Collectible - Very Good.
 

Genre: Poetry

Price $250.00

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Among The Tibetans. Bird Bishop, Isabella. New York, Fleming H. Revell, 1894.

Description:
Green cloth covered boards with gilt text on spine. Gilt Tibetan monk figure on front cover. Illustrated by Edward Whymper. 159 pages. Frontispiece of Usman Shah. 21 illustrations total. Sm 8vo (7 1/2 in.) Very little wear to cover. Hinges good, pages tight. Cream colored paper square glued to inside front cover, possibly used as a pocket. No library markings. Previous owner's name in pencil and typed on front free end page. Remains of sticker at top corner of front free end page. Small (1/4 in.) closed tear at top of frontispiece. A very nice copy in good condition.
 

Genre: Travel

Price $100.00

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Dream of the Red Chamber. Hsueh-Chin, Tsao and Kao Ngoh. Garden City, Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1929.

Description:
vii-xxvii, 3-371. Simulated wood paper covered boards with red cloth spine and red printed illustration on the front cover. Embossed oval surrounding the illustration. Gilt title on spine. Rough cut right edges. Illustrated end pages. The original title in Chinese is Hung Lou Meng meaning "Red Chamber Dream." Hung Lou means Red Chamber or Red Two Story Building, and suggests wealth, honor, and all the world's blessings. Stated First Edition. Seven page Preface by Arthur Waley. The Introduction describes Dream of the Red Chamber as the first realistic novel in Chinese and generally considered the greatest Chinese novel ever written. There is a list of important characters and The Chia Family Tree. 371 p. Corners worn to board. Water stain on top edge, does not extend onto page. A lovely, historical antique book. Good.
 

Genre: Chinese Literature (Plays)

Price $40.00

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