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  • Peters, Maureen.
    NIGHT OF THE WILLOW.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1982.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of a young girl from England who escapes from her dreary job in a mill to become the bride of a Mandarin Prince in an arranged marriage. Romantic novel set in Peking against the background of the Forbidden City and the Boxer Rebellion. ISBN: 0-312-573189.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 30565
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  • THE GIRL NEXT DOOR. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE GIRL NEXT DOOR.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: The Century Co., 1919 (c 1917.). Hardcover - Seaman's books have become hard to find in recent years, but they are wonderful stories for girls - many involving history and hidden mysteries rooted in the past. In this story, a girl moves to the city, and next door to her apartment building is a ramshackle old house known as "Benedict's Folly" - and living in that house is a strange girl. Missionaries to China and the Boxer Rebellion all play a part in this story - this book is dedicated to Hoa-Sian-Si-Nui (Margaret Gillespie Fagg) and Hoa -Sian-Si (John Gerardus Fagg, the author of Forty Years in South China.) Illustrated with a frontispiece and 7 glossy inserted plates by C. M. Relyea, 240 pp.

    Condition: Good only condition - dampstaining throughout affecting the top corners or margins of most pages - some scattered foxing, binding is tight and sturdy.

    Book ID: 81887
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  • BOXERS & SAINTS (Set of 2 volumes in slipcase) by Yang, Gene Luen
    Yang, Gene Luen
    BOXERS & SAINTS (Set of 2 volumes in slipcase)

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: First Second / Roaring Brook Press, (2013). SIGNED first edition - In two volumes, these graphic novels tell two parallel stories, showing both sides of the Boxer Rebellion. "The first is of Little Bao, a Chinese peasant boy whose village is abused and plundered by Westerners claiming the role of missionaries. Little Bao, inspired by visions of the Chinese gods, joins a violent uprising against the Western interlopers. Against all odds, their grass-roots rebellion is successful. But in the second volume, Yang lays out the opposite side of the conflict. A girl whose village has no place for her is taken in by Christian missionaries and finds, for the first time, a home with them. As the…

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    New York: First Second / Roaring Brook Press, (2013). SIGNED first edition - In two volumes, these graphic novels tell two parallel stories, showing both sides of the Boxer Rebellion. "The first is of Little Bao, a Chinese peasant boy whose village is abused and plundered by Westerners claiming the role of missionaries. Little Bao, inspired by visions of the Chinese gods, joins a violent uprising against the Western interlopers. Against all odds, their grass-roots rebellion is successful. But in the second volume, Yang lays out the opposite side of the conflict. A girl whose village has no place for her is taken in by Christian missionaries and finds, for the first time, a home with them. As the Boxer Rebellion gains momentum, Vibiana must decide whether to abandon her Christian friends or to commit herself fully to Christianity. . . It offers a penetrating insight into not only one of the most controversial episodes of modern Chinese history, but into the very core of our human nature." SIGNED by Yang on the slipcase and dated in the year of publication. Includes suggestions for further reading. 327 and 170 pp. ISBN: 9781596439245.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with self-flaps, in a fine slipcase.

    Book ID: 58853
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