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Image for Ceylon. (Illustrated by Barbara Shaw).

Ceylon. (Illustrated by Barbara Shaw).

By: GIBSON, Ashley.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London: J.M.Dent and Sons Ltd, 1929.:

Seller ID: 41526


From The Outward Bound Library series. Based on the author's book "Cinnamon and Frangipanni". "Colombo is a big place and, though they may want looking for, provides a social fabric with holes in it to fit almost any sort of peg....The real difference is not in the European, who sensing change about him murmurs "Bolshies", and dismisses the matter from his mind, but in the educated natives and burghers, who are learning how to apply their intelligence, who have a permane... View more info

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Narrative of the Expedition to the China Seas and Japan. 1852-1854.

By: PERRY, Commodore Matthew C.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Mineola: Dover Publications, 2000. 0486411338:

Seller ID: 40379


Unabridged reproduction of the work originally published in Washington in 1856. "Naval officer Matthew Perry set sail for Japan in 1852 with a small escort of ships and a huge commission - persuading the Japanese government to emerge from isolation and enter economic and diplomatic relations with the United States....Exciting highlights include Perry's flagship dropping anchor in Tokyo Bay to a markedly chilly reception, tense diplomatic standoffs, and sumptuous part... View more info

Green Plums and a Bamboo Horse: A Picture of Formosa.

By: SLIMMING, John.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London: John Murray, 1964. 0:

Seller ID: 35116


1st ed. "This is the first book to be written about Formosa by an Englishman since before the Sino-Japanese war. Very few English people have lived in Chiang Kai-shek's Formosa; for one thing they are not very welcome since Britain recognises Peking and not Taipei." Pp.194, drawings and photographs by the author throughout. Blue/green cloth, dustwrapper has a removable clear protective wrap. VG/VG. View more info