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    Group of Books on Trade and Commerce in China including:
    Hosea Ballou Morse The Trade and Administration of the Chinese Empire (London: Longmans, Green, and Company, 1908), first edition, 451 pages, illustrated, fold-out map, original blue cloth boards with gilt decoration and titles, 8v0 (6" x 9"), minor shelf wear to boards, bumped corners, spine lightly sunned, former owner's bookplate on inside front cover, contents sound and tight, very good.
    Friedrich Hirth and W. W. Rockhill Chau Ju-Kua: His Work on the Chinese and Arab Trade in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries, Entitled Chu-Fan-Chi. (St. Petersburg: Printing Office of the Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1911), first edition, 288 pages, fold-out map, bound in maroon cloth with gilt titles, 4to (8" x 11.25"), previous owner's bookplate on inside front cover, some toning to preliminary pages, very good condition.
    Hosea Ballou Morse The Chronicles of the East India Company Trading to China 1635-1834. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1926), first edition, five volumes, 305 pages, 435 pages, 388 pages, 427 pages, 212 pages respectively, illustrated, maps, blue cloth with gilt titles and decoration, 8vo (6" x 9"), moderate rubbing to boards, all volumes slightly warped, typical shelf wear, previous owner's bookplate on ffep, internal contents sound and tight, very good condition.

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    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
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