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Bloodworth, Dennis
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THE CHINESE LOOKING GLASS
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"T30123" T. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, N.Y. 1967, stated first printing, 432 pages. "The Most Illuminating book yet written on China and her enigmatic people." Dust jacket and book are Very Fine.  ID#: 2121

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Burnham, John B.
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THE RIM OF MYSTERY
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"W25075" Putnam's, N.Y. 1929, 1st edition stated, 281 pages, with 60 illustrations and map intact. ""A Hunter's Wanderings in Unknown Siberian Asia."" Approved by the Boone & Crockett Club. No dust jacket Red cover is unfaded except for a spot on the lower spine. Gilt lettering on cover is intact, Lettering on the spine is dull. There are no internal marks or inscriptions. Overall, tight, clean and Very Good.  ID#: 4281

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Czech, Kenneth P.
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An Annotated Bibliography of Asian Big Game Hunting Books, 1780 to 1980
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AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ASIAN BIG GAME HUNTING BOOKS, 1780 to 1980. Land's Edge Press, St. Cloud, MN 2003, numbered and signed copy of limited edition of 750 copies, 254 pages, illustrated with several pages of covers and dust jackets in full color. Includes note of works devoted to pig sticking and small game shooting. At long last a bibliography of Asian sporting books that includes detailed description of each book's contents. Dust Jacket, As New. $65.00  ID#: 4693

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Farwell, Byron
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THE GURKHAS
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[28106] Norton, N.Y. & London 1984, stated first edition, 317 pages, many historic photos and illustrations in B & W. The Gurkha regiments in the British army have been the finest infantrymen in the world. Recruited in Nepal since the early nineteenth century, these wiry hillmen have served Britain with loyalty, tenacity and incredible bravery. They fought beside the British in the Indian Mutiny, and during both World Wars. Their military exploits included the Northwest Frontier of India, Malaya, Borneo and even more recently in the Falkl;and Islands. Remarkably very little has been written about them. Byron Farwell gives us the first comprehensive history of the Gurkhas, a book of first-rate military narrative. Dust Jacket, Very Fine.  ID#: 514

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Lee, Robert M.
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CHINA SAFARI
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"RK25755" "" "China Safari" "Big Game Hunting" ". Amwell Press 1986, copy #886 of a limited edition of 1,000 copies signed by author and by publisher, Jim Rikhoff, 269 pages, all edges gilt, Spectacular photos in color. Hunting adventures in remote parts of China, especially sheep hunting. Very Fine in slipcase.  ID#: 4131

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Marshall, Edison
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Caravan to Xanadu
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CARAVAN TO XANADU. Farrar, Straus and Young, N.Y. 1953, first edition, 371 pages, pictorial map endpapers. A novel of Marco Polo. The reader is transported to those reckless lavish days, back in the 13th century, to share the personal adventures of Marco Polo and his caravan as they journey perilously to the fabulous lands of Kublai Khan. Dust jacket is not price-clipped and is complete with a couple of small chips. The book itself is Very Fine. $50.00  ID#: 4703

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MARTIN, LT. GENERAL H.G.
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SUNSET FROM THE MAIN
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[020366] London: Museum Press Limited, 1951, 1951. 1st Edition. 1st Edition. Adventure and sport on the Indian frontier, Afghanistan, Iraq and Western Tibet. Good+ Cover wearand soiling but internally extremely nice.  ID#: 516

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Coromandel
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COROMANDEL. Viking, N.Y. 1955, 1st edition, 347 pages. A novel of early colonial India. Set in the 17th century. ""It's hero was a boy in Wiltshire when he first saw the name Coromandel on a blood-stained map of India which he bought from Old Voy, the poacher, in 1627. The map and the aching visions it caused drove Jason from his father's farm to the roistering streets of London, by ship to India and Coromandel, through the jungles and across the scaldering wastelands, to the icy heights of the mountain he hoped was Meru."" An exciting story! Dust Jacket is price-clipped. Otherwise jacket and book are Very Fine. $50.00  ID#: 4730

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Masters, John
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Far, Far the Mountain Peak
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FAR, FAR THE MOUNTAIN PEAK. Viking Press, N.Y. 1957, 1st American edition, 471 pages. An exciting novel based upon mountaineering in the Alps and the Himalayas. Peter Savage, from his Cambridge days to the time of his near glory in India is determined to reach the top. He has marked for his own conquering the uncharted mountain Meru. It is Masters at his best! Unclipped dust jacket is complete and shows only the slightest wear.. The book itself is Fine. $50.00  ID#: 4732

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The Deceivers
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THE DECEIVERS. The Viking Press, N.Y. 1952, book club edition, 237 pages. Based on historical fact, the story of the attempt of a British civil servant in early 19th century India to uncover the infamous cult of Kali --the Hindu Destroyer Goddess, called the Thugs. This secret religious organization operated throughout India practicing murder and robbery on the most terrifying scale. Front endpaper is clipped otherwise dust jacket and book are Fine. $30.00  ID#: 4724

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The Venus of Konpara
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"T31025" "Masters, John" "The Venus of Konpara" "Fiction" "THE VENUS OF KONPARA. Harper & Brothers, N.Y. 1960, 338 pages, map endpapers. This novel tells the moving and exciting tale of a jungle seach for an ancient Indian statue and the powerful effect the seach has on the six people caught up in this archaeological adventure. The villagers of Konpara have their own reasons for preventing the search, and when two man-eating tigers appear in the area, events move to a dramatic climax.. Dust jacket is complete with only slight wear. The book itslf is Very Fine. $40.00  ID#: 4750

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Thunder at Sunset
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"T31027" "Masters, John" "Thunder at Sunset" "Fiction" "THUNDER AT SUNSET. Doubleday, Garden City, N.Y. 1974, first edition stated, 335 pages. A novel set in the year 1960. The British are pulling out of Southeast Asia. Here is a tale of action and passion and above all, choice, for Brigadier David Dylan Jones must choose between duty and morality, as the country he serves prepares to betray the country, and the woman he loves. Dust jacket is complete with a couple of small closed tears. The book itself if Fine. $40.00  ID#: 4748

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To the Coral Strand
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TO THE CORAL STRAND. Harper & Row, N.Y. and Evanston 1962, first edition stated, 305 pages A novel set in post colonial India. Rodney Savage was a part of British India. His family had lived there and served India for generations. Independence came and history passed him by. Businessman, big-game hunter, military adviser to the state of Chambal , in each case he fails or there is no place for him. From the breadth of India--from a shikar camp to Delhi. From the jungle depths to the slums of Bombay he struggles to retain a foothold in the country of his forebears. Unclipped dust jacket is complete with only slight wear. The book itself is Very Fine. $45.00  ID#: 4729

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Wallace, Harold Frank
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THE BIG GAME OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN CHINA
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RK28027" David Grayling, U.K. 1992, limited edition reprint of the classic 1913 work, copy #241 of only 300 copies, 318 pages, with a frontispiece, ten full-page and twelve half-page illustrations from drawings by the author, and thirty-eight photographs, plus maps ""Being an account of a journey from Shanghai to London overland across the Gobi Desert."" This is one of the most sought after books on Asiatic big game hunting. This edition issued without a dust jacket. The book is Very Fine.  ID#: 4146

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Wong-Quincy, J.
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CHINESE HUNTER
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"W25932" John Day, N.Y. n.d. (1939,) 383 pages, B & W photos. Big game hunting in China. Unique accounts by an early Chinese sportsman, Czech writes ""In 1916, he embarked on his first shikar in Southeastern Shansi province where he hunted wild boars and goral. Later, and accompanied by a party of Chinese hunters, he bagged wild boar and deer. Near Kweihuacheng in Inner Mongolia, he collected burhel and argali, with an additional chapter on hunting roe deer in Shansi."" No dust jacket. The book shows slight soiling on the yellow cover. Contents are tight and clean with no marks or inscriptions. Very Good Plus.  ID#: 3703

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