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1 Albert, Dr Jose; Brent, Rev. Charlesh. ; Carter, Mjr E. C. Report of the Committee Appointed by the Philippine Commission to Investigate the Use of Opium and the Traffic Therein
[wahington Dc: Philippines] Bureau Of Insular Affairs; War Department 1905 First Edition Wraps Good+ 
Good. No dust jacket as issued. ; 310 p. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 310 pages; A landmark report on opiate use in Philippines and Asia. Regarded as the first US Government effort to prohibit the use of narcotics. The report was commissioned by Roosevelt at the request of Protestant missionaries fearful of the effect of US Government sanctioning of Opium use by levying taxes on its traffic in the Philippines. The substantial report includes study of opium use and laws governing such use and traffic in Formosa, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Burma, Saigon and other Asian cities/states. Substantial amount of primary data including detailed tables of statistics relating to use and traffic-as well as copious amounts of subjective interview and statemnt evidence relating tot eh opiate trade. Rev Brent served as a commission memeber intent on promulgating new laws restricting the use of narcotics. Such was the effect of the report which is now recognized as the beginning of the US Government's efforts to curtail and criminalize the use of narcotics. Soundly bound copy with complete contents. Bound originally in printed paper wraps; front cover missing with rear cover intact. Paper over spine brittle and chipping. Front page/title page is lightly soiled. Contents bright and generally quite clean. Several fold-out tables. Quite uncommon. G++ 
Price: 150.00 USD
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2 Altsean Abused Bargaining Chips; Women's Report Card on Burma, March 2003
Bangkok Altsean Burma 2003 9749102983 / 9789749102985 Wraps Fine 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 40 pages; Slim paperback is tight, bright and fresh in glossy pictorial wraps. Appears and feels unread. Illustrated with B/W tables. Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Asian Forum For Human Rights and Development Workshop on National Legislation on Domestic Violence in the Mekong Sub-Region; Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam
Bangkok Forum-Asia 2001 9747216299 / 9789747216295 Paperback Fine 
B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 150 pages; Paperback is tight, bright and fresh in glossy pictorial covers. Text clean and unmarked. Feels and appears as new. Illustrated with B/W photos. F 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Barlow, Tani (Senior editor) Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique (Vol 7 No 2; Fall 1999)
Durham Duke University Press 1999 Trade paperback Near Fine 
Square 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 376 pages; Fine. No dust jacket as issued. Just trivial shelf evidence edges. Appears unread. F- 
Price: 11.00 USD
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5 Bass, Thomas A. Vietnamerica; The War Comes Home
New York Soho Press Inc. 1996 1569470502 / 9781569470503 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 278 pages; Bright, tight and neat in near immaculate dust jacket. Just mild shelf evidence at edges. Inscribed by the author to William Fleming, US official at forefront of the Homecoming Act resettlement program. NF/F; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Beale, Bob, and Fray, Peter The Vanishing Continent: Australia's Degraded Environment
Sydney Hodder & Stoughton 1990 0340541229 / 9780340541227 First Printing Hard cover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 196 pages; Fine in fine dust jacket. Hodder & Stoughton HC/DJ 1st printing. Larger format. Bright, tight and very fresh. No marks. Immaculate dust jacket. F/F Appears about as new. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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7 Benedict Anderson and Susan Hatch (Eds) Indonesia 17 (April [1974]) [A Journal]
Ithaca, New York Cornell University Press 1974 Paperback Very Good+ 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 170 pages; Oversize paperback is snug, solid and neat in pictorial cardstock covers. Superficial rubbing to spine ends. Includes bibliography. Selection of 12 papers dealing with Indonesian culture and history. VG++ 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Bernatzik, Hugo Adolf with Emmy Bernatzik and E. W. Dickes, (Trans) The Spirits of the Yellow Leaves
London Robert Hale ltd 1951 First English Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 222 pages; Square snug and very neat in a clean, bright example of the handsomely illustrated wraparound dust jacket. Jacket has a few tiny nicks at edges and a short closed tear top edge front panel. 21- net price intact on unclipped front flap. Expected mild toning to page stock. Illustrated with photographs. NF/VG+ 
Price: 60.00 USD
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9 Bone, Robert C. , Jr The Dynamics of the Western New Guinea (Irian Barat) Problem
Ithaca, NY Modern Indonesian Project, Cornell University 1962 Second Printing Trade paperback Fine 
Modern Indonesia Project; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 170 pages; 2nd printing. Oversize paperback in plain lettered card stock wraps. Solid clean copy; appears unread. Superficial toning to covers at spine. All else Fine. Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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10 Boudet, Paul and Andre Masson Iconographie Historique De L'Indochine Française Documents Sur L'Histoire De L'Intervention Francaise En Indochine, Recueillis Et Publies
Paris G. Van Oest 1931 First Edition Leather Bound Very Good- 
Facsimile documents, engravings photos; Folio 13" - 23" tall; In a handsome casing of burgundy brown chromed leather with hubbed spine and faux morocco title label. Paged 61 pp of text with 55 full page plates, 129 total number of illustrations - including maps, documents, portraits and engravings in facsimile. This copy was rebound by a Thai bookbinder, presumably in Bangkok. His Thai language pencil notations to the title page summarize the instructions of the client regarding the color and quality of the materials to be used in casing the book. Contents bright and very neat with only the light toning expected in SE Asian printed book from the early 20th century. The title page has had the lower third of the leaf removed; prior owner has neatly penned the publisher and publication date above the cut line. All else very neat and aside from the damage to the title page - a book in better than VG condition. Scarce. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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11 Braasem, W. A. (Ed. ) Pantuns; Vertaald En Ingeleid Door
Djakarta De Moderne Boekhandel Indonesie 1950 Wraps Very Good+ 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 109 pages; Paperback is snug, solid and neat in pictorial cardstock wraps. Slight shelf soiling to externals. Tips and spine ends lightly rubbed and nicked. Text clean and unmarked; in Malay and Dutch. VG++ 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Brace, C. L. and Bronson, Bennett and Bellwood, Peter, Et. Al. Asian Perspectives, Journal of Archaeology and Prehistory of Asia and the Pacific: Vol. XIX, No. 2; 1976
University Of Hawaii 1978 Trade paperback Very Good- 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 123 pages; No dust jacket as issued. Solid copy; prior owner's occasional underlining in the Palmbang article. "Tooth Reduction in the orient" and Palembang as Srivijaya" and "Archaeological Research in Minahasa and Talaud Islands." VG- 
Price: 9.50 USD
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13 Chambre Consultative Mixte De Commerce Et D'Industrie De L'Annam L'Annam En 1906, Geographie, Histoire, Administration, Commerce, Agriculture, Industrie
Marseille Samat 1906 First Edition; First Printing Full leather Very Good+ 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 341 pages; Bound in full modern, chromed leather with gilt titled morocco like label to spine. Spine in six compartments with five raised bands. Handsomely presented copy of this very uncommon and extensive period portrait of Vietnam at the turn of the century. Illustrated with photographs, tables and 3 folding maps at rear. Maps immaculate; contents very neat. Originally issued in paper covers, the rear cover is bound in but the front cover not present. Two frontmost original pages (flyleaf and half-title page) have single, short edge tears mended with older clear tape. A very well preserved example. Scarce in insitutional collections and very uncommon in the marketplace. VG+ 
Price: 265.00 USD
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14 Corning, Gregory P Japan and the Politics of Techno-Globalism
Armonk, NY M. E. Sharpe // East Gate Book 2004 076560969X / 9780765609694 Hard cover Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 249 pages; Good. No dust jacket as issued. Square snug copy. Reviewer's minimal pencil annotations to a small number of pages. Bright clean copy. VG- 
Price: 24.00 USD
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15 Covell, Jon & Yamada Sobin Zen at Daitoku-ji
Tokyo and New York Kodansha International 1974 0870112279 / 9780870112270 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
; Photographs & reproductions of period art; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 203 pages; Oversize HC/DJ. 1st edition and printing. Snugly bound and very neat in crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket. Two tiny closed tears to jacket edges and trace shelf rub to top front corner of the rear panel. Contents exceptionally fresh and neat. Handsome copy is not far from as new. NF/NF . ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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16 Crabbe, Wallace Fifth Continent Retrospect
Melbourne Hawthorne Press 1956 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 135 pages; [SIGNED] 1956 Hawthorn Press HC/DJ 1st edition. Square, sound copy. Inscribed to front endpage by author and dated 1956. Dust jacket lightly rubbed edges with some small chips missing top edge. VG/VG-; Signed by Author 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 Doan-Vinh-Thuan. L'Indo-Chine Autonome Et Parlementaire
Malzeville-nancy Edg. Thomas 1913 Hardcover Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 119 pages; Original wrapper bound edition cased in 1/4 faux leather and patterned paper over boards. Original wraps bound in. Contents clean and complete. Rear original wrapper has a small puncture and the lower front edge of the last 20 or so leaves have some shallow loss, possibly the effect of bio-predation. Newer casing with title lettering boldly in gilt to spine is attractive and neat. Solid copy; scarce early political study by a Vietnamese nationalist taking his degrees in France. 
Price: 79.50 USD
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18 Dupeyrat, Andre and Paul Claudel (Preface) Mitsinari Twenty-One Years Among the Papuans
London Staples Press 1955 Third Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Maps and photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 256 pages; 3rd printing. Bright, tight and fresh in crisp clean dust jacket. Pictorial map endpages; photos on glossy stock mid-book. Lovely copy. NF/NF 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 Dutreb, M and General De Trentinian L'Amiral Dupre Et La Conquete Du Tonkin. : Avec Une Preface Du General De Trentinian
Paris Soc. De L'Histoire Des Colonies E 1924 Hardcover Very Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 137 pages; Original paperback has been bound for the prior owner by a Bangkok based bookbinder. Bound in 1/4 chromed blue leather over patterned paper covered boards. Title lettering tooled in gilt to spine. Uncomon study was damp stained along the top edge prior to being rebound. Pages are bright and supple but there runs a damp line along the upper margin of the entire book and several early pages have damp staining more generally to page surface. Occasional mild foxing. Externally very attractive and quite soundly and securely bound. Contents good only. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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20 Duy Anh Dao Viet-Nam Van-Hoa Su-Cuong; Esquisse D'Histoire De La Civilisation Annamite
Hue Quan Hai Tung Thu 1938 First Edition 1/4 leather Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 244 pages; Original publication recased in 1/4 leather and marbled paper covered boards. Original decorative titled wrapper cover bound in at front. Probably rebound in the late 1970's in Thailand. Some scuffing and chipping to leather at spine ends; mild biopredation, wormholes to leather at base of spine. Original card stock wrapper bound in at front; half title page and endpages also bound in. Expected uniform toning to paperstock used in the book's production at Hue. Some moderate spotting to several slim sections of pages is likely a product of the quality of the paperstock and not any subsequent use or storage. Pages have good margins, though the cover is trimmed to the edges of the printed content at top/bottom edges. A very uncommon colonial era Vietnamese language history. My Worldcat search located only one physical copy in Library collections - at the London School of Oriental and African Studies. Complete and sound. VG 
Price: 425.00 USD
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