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  • HOME TO STAY: Asian American Fiction by Women by [Anthology - signed] Watanabe, Sylvia and Carol Bruchac, Editors; Chitra Divakaruni, signed.
    [Anthology - signed] Watanabe, Sylvia and Carol Bruchac, Editors; Chitra Divakaruni, signed.
    HOME TO STAY: Asian American Fiction by Women

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Greenfield Center, NY: The Greenfield Review Press, (1990.). SIGNED first edition - An anthology of 32 stories by women of Japanese, Filipino, Chinese, Indian, and Southwest Asian ancestry, and stories by non-Asian women with strong links to the Asian American experience. SIGNED by Chitra Divakaruni at her story "Doors." Other contributors include Maxine Hong Kingston, Jessica Hagedorn, Bharati Mukherjee, Amy Tan, Gish Jen, Diana Davenport, Hisaye Yamamoto, Marie Hara, Fae Myenne Ng, Susan Nunes and many others. Each selection is preceded by a photograph of the author and brief biographical comments. 321 pp. Cover art by Carli Oliver. ISBN: 0-912678-763.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57327
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  • HOME TO STAY: Asian American Fiction by Women by [Anthology - signed] Watanabe, Sylvia and Carol Bruchac, Editors; Chitra Divakaruni, signed.
    [Anthology - signed] Watanabe, Sylvia and Carol Bruchac, Editors; Chitra Divakaruni, signed.
    HOME TO STAY: Asian American Fiction by Women

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Greenfield Center, NY: The Greenfield Review Press, (1990.). SIGNED first edition - An anthology of 32 stories by women of Japanese, Filipino, Chinese, Indian, and Southwest Asian ancestry, and stories by non-Asian women with strong links to the Asian American experience. SIGNED by Chitra Divakaruni at her story "Doors." Other contributors include Maxine Hong Kingston, Jessica Hagedorn, Bharati Mukherjee, Amy Tan, Gish Jen, Diana Davenport, Hisaye Yamamoto, Marie Hara, Fae Myenne Ng, Susan Nunes and many others. Each selection is preceded by a photograph of the author and brief biographical comments. 321 pp. Cover art by Carli Oliver. ISBN: 0-912678-763.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (minor wear to covers).

    Book ID: 57328
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  • THE HARMONY SILK FACTORY. by Aw, Tash.
    Aw, Tash.
    THE HARMONY SILK FACTORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - "The Harmony Silk Factory is the textiles store run by Johnny Lim, a Chinese peasant living in rural Malay in the first half of the twentieth century. It is the most impressive and truly amazing structure in the region, and to the inhabitants of the Kinta Valley Johnny Lim is a hero-a Communist who fought the Japanese when they invaded, ready to sacrifice his life for the welfare of his people. But to his son, Jasper, Johnny is a crook and a collaborator who betrayed the very people he pretended to serve, and the Harmony Silk Factory is merely a front for his…

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    New York: Riverhead Books, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - "The Harmony Silk Factory is the textiles store run by Johnny Lim, a Chinese peasant living in rural Malay in the first half of the twentieth century. It is the most impressive and truly amazing structure in the region, and to the inhabitants of the Kinta Valley Johnny Lim is a hero-a Communist who fought the Japanese when they invaded, ready to sacrifice his life for the welfare of his people. But to his son, Jasper, Johnny is a crook and a collaborator who betrayed the very people he pretended to serve, and the Harmony Silk Factory is merely a front for his father's illegal businesses." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Winner of the Whitbread award. 378 pp. ISBN: 157322300X.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61267
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  • THE HARMONY SILK FACTORY. by Aw, Tash.
    Aw, Tash.
    THE HARMONY SILK FACTORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - "The Harmony Silk Factory is the textiles store run by Johnny Lim, a Chinese peasant living in rural Malay in the first half of the twentieth century. It is the most impressive and truly amazing structure in the region, and to the inhabitants of the Kinta Valley Johnny Lim is a hero-a Communist who fought the Japanese when they invaded, ready to sacrifice his life for the welfare of his people. But to his son, Jasper, Johnny is a crook and a collaborator who betrayed the very people he pretended to serve, and the Harmony Silk Factory is merely a front for his father's…

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    New York: Riverhead Books, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - "The Harmony Silk Factory is the textiles store run by Johnny Lim, a Chinese peasant living in rural Malay in the first half of the twentieth century. It is the most impressive and truly amazing structure in the region, and to the inhabitants of the Kinta Valley Johnny Lim is a hero-a Communist who fought the Japanese when they invaded, ready to sacrifice his life for the welfare of his people. But to his son, Jasper, Johnny is a crook and a collaborator who betrayed the very people he pretended to serve, and the Harmony Silk Factory is merely a front for his father's illegal businesses." Winner of the Whitbread award. 378 pp. ISBN: 157322300X.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 76347
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  • THE HARMONY SILK FACTORY. by Aw, Tash.
    Aw, Tash.
    THE HARMONY SILK FACTORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - "The Harmony Silk Factory is the textiles store run by Johnny Lim, a Chinese peasant living in rural Malay in the first half of the twentieth century. It is the most impressive and truly amazing structure in the region, and to the inhabitants of the Kinta Valley Johnny Lim is a hero-a Communist who fought the Japanese when they invaded, ready to sacrifice his life for the welfare of his people. But to his son, Jasper, Johnny is a crook and a collaborator who betrayed the very people he pretended to serve, and the Harmony Silk Factory is merely a front for his…

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    New York: Riverhead Books, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - "The Harmony Silk Factory is the textiles store run by Johnny Lim, a Chinese peasant living in rural Malay in the first half of the twentieth century. It is the most impressive and truly amazing structure in the region, and to the inhabitants of the Kinta Valley Johnny Lim is a hero-a Communist who fought the Japanese when they invaded, ready to sacrifice his life for the welfare of his people. But to his son, Jasper, Johnny is a crook and a collaborator who betrayed the very people he pretended to serve, and the Harmony Silk Factory is merely a front for his father's illegal businesses." SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Whitbread award. 378 pp. ISBN: 157322300X.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 63660
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  • RED IVY, GREEN EARTH MOTHER. by Bei, Ai. Foreword By Amy Tan.
    Bei, Ai. Foreword By Amy Tan.
    RED IVY, GREEN EARTH MOTHER.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Salt Lake City: Gibbs-Smith Publisher, (1990). First edition - The first book to appear in English by this leading Chinese woman writer, who was in the US at the time of the Tiananmen riots, and because she spoke up then against the governement, she wound up remaining in the US. Includes a novella and three stories. Foreword by Amy Tan. Translated from the Chinese By Howard Goldblatt, 146 pp. ISBN: 0-879052929.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79705
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  • EYES OF THE DRAGON. by Leaf, Margaret; Illustrated by Ed Young.
    Leaf, Margaret; Illustrated by Ed Young.
    EYES OF THE DRAGON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - Story based on a Chinese folktale. An artist agrees to paint the Dragon King on the wall of a Chinese village to protect the people, but then the magistrate demanded one final touch - that the eyes of the dragon be painted. Illustrated in full color by Caldecott winning artist Ed Lee. Editor's note. Oblong format. Unpaginated. ISBN: 0-688061567.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some crinkling to the upper edge of several pages, short closed tears to dj)

    Book ID: 75877
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  • THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM. by Liu, Cixin, translated by Ken Liu.
    Liu, Cixin, translated by Ken Liu.
    THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM.

    Edition: First US printing (complete number line)

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first English language edition of this bestselling Chinese science fiction novel, winner in translation of the 2015 Hugo Award and very highly praised. To cite just a couple of examples, Kim Stanley Robinson stated: "It is wonderful to read this state-of-the-art example of Chinese science fiction, which sweeps from the historical trauma of the Cultural Revolution to the cosmic trauma of alien contact with an immense narrative energy. Ken Liu's excellent translation combines fluid clarity with a continuous view into Chinese worldviews, adding to the fun and making this the best kind of science fiction, familiar but strange all at the same time." and Mike…

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    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first English language edition of this bestselling Chinese science fiction novel, winner in translation of the 2015 Hugo Award and very highly praised. To cite just a couple of examples, Kim Stanley Robinson stated: "It is wonderful to read this state-of-the-art example of Chinese science fiction, which sweeps from the historical trauma of the Cultural Revolution to the cosmic trauma of alien contact with an immense narrative energy. Ken Liu's excellent translation combines fluid clarity with a continuous view into Chinese worldviews, adding to the fun and making this the best kind of science fiction, familiar but strange all at the same time." and Mike Resnick said "The Three-Body Problem deserves all of its plaudits. It's an exceptional novel, and Ken Liu's translation is both smooth and unintrusive." Translator's postscript. 399 pp. ISBN: 978-0765377067.

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    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket (a clean and tight copy but with a small bump to the lower corner of the front board, a hint of light toning to the top edge of the textblock)

    Book ID: 80157
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  • THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM. by Liu, Cixin, translated by Ken Liu.
    Liu, Cixin, translated by Ken Liu.
    THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2014) dj. Hardcover - An early printing of the first English language edition of this bestselling Chinese science fiction novel, winner in translation of the 2015 Hugo Award and very highly praised. To cite just a couple of examples, Kim Stanley Robinson stated: "It is wonderful to read this state-of-the-art example of Chinese science fiction, which sweeps from the historical trauma of the Cultural Revolution to the cosmic trauma of alien contact with an immense narrative energy. Ken Liu's excellent translation combines fluid clarity with a continuous view into Chinese worldviews, adding to the fun and making this the best kind of science fiction, familiar but strange all at the same time."…

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    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2014) dj. Hardcover - An early printing of the first English language edition of this bestselling Chinese science fiction novel, winner in translation of the 2015 Hugo Award and very highly praised. To cite just a couple of examples, Kim Stanley Robinson stated: "It is wonderful to read this state-of-the-art example of Chinese science fiction, which sweeps from the historical trauma of the Cultural Revolution to the cosmic trauma of alien contact with an immense narrative energy. Ken Liu's excellent translation combines fluid clarity with a continuous view into Chinese worldviews, adding to the fun and making this the best kind of science fiction, familiar but strange all at the same time." and Mike Resnick said "The Three-Body Problem deserves all of its plaudits. It's an exceptional novel, and Ken Liu's translation is both smooth and unintrusive."Translator's postscript. 399 pp. ISBN: 978-0765377067.

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    Condition: Good overall in a very good dust jacket (crinkling and dampstaining to upper corner of several pages, some bleeding from the upper corner of the front board to the inside of the dj).

    Book ID: 77764
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  • CHINESE VERSE. by Lum, Chung Park.
    Lum, Chung Park.
    CHINESE VERSE.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Lop Quan & Co., 1927. Hardcover first edition - A bilingual collection of poetry with the original Chinese on the left and the English translation by Sui Peng on the right. The foreword notes that the author had been in the United States for almost 6 years at the time of publication. Illustrated with decorations on every page by Edna Francess Edell, although the dancing nudes endpapers seem unrelated to the book itself. 169 pp.

    Condition: Very good in light green paper-covered boards with an illustration within a gold frame on the front cover, lettering in black. (a clean, straight copy with minor wear to the edges of the boards)

    Book ID: 84695
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  • SNAKEHEAD. by May, Peter.
    May, Peter.
    SNAKEHEAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth book in this highly praised series of thrillers featuring Beijing detective Li Yan, and Margaret Campbell, an American forensic pathologist. Unlike most in the series, this is set in the United States where Li Yan is based at the Chinese embassy in Washington DC and Campbell is working at chief medical examiner of Harris County in Texas, when a trailer truck full of suffocated Chinese immigrants is found. Li Yan is sent to assist in identifying the bodies and more - among the dead is an undercover police officer from China. When it turns out that immigrants are being injected with cloned virus from the 1917-18…

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    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth book in this highly praised series of thrillers featuring Beijing detective Li Yan, and Margaret Campbell, an American forensic pathologist. Unlike most in the series, this is set in the United States where Li Yan is based at the Chinese embassy in Washington DC and Campbell is working at chief medical examiner of Harris County in Texas, when a trailer truck full of suffocated Chinese immigrants is found. Li Yan is sent to assist in identifying the bodies and more - among the dead is an undercover police officer from China. When it turns out that immigrants are being injected with cloned virus from the 1917-18 Spanish flu, and the trigger to activate this virus is unknown, the possibility of disaster looms. Snakehead is the term used for the head of the smugglers. SIGNED on the title page with the words "Best wishes." 399 pp. ISBN: 0-340768665.

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    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (usual toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 81590
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  • SNAKEHEAD. by May, Peter.
    May, Peter.
    SNAKEHEAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth book in this highly praised series of thrillers featuring Beijing detective Li Yan, and Margaret Campbell, an American forensic pathologist. Unlike most in the series, this is set in the United States where Li Yan is based at the Chinese embassy in Washington DC and Campbell is working at chief medical examiner of Harris County in Texas, when a trailer truck full of suffocated Chinese immigrants is found. Li Yan is sent to assist in identifying the bodies and more - among the dead is an undercover police officer from China. When it turns out that immigrants are being injected with cloned virus from the 1917-18…

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    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth book in this highly praised series of thrillers featuring Beijing detective Li Yan, and Margaret Campbell, an American forensic pathologist. Unlike most in the series, this is set in the United States where Li Yan is based at the Chinese embassy in Washington DC and Campbell is working at chief medical examiner of Harris County in Texas, when a trailer truck full of suffocated Chinese immigrants is found. Li Yan is sent to assist in identifying the bodies and more - among the dead is an undercover police officer from China. When it turns out that immigrants are being injected with cloned virus from the 1917-18 Spanish flu, and the trigger to activate this virus is unknown, the possibility of disaster looms. Snakehead is the term used for the head of the smugglers. INSCRIBED and dated on the title page. 399 pp. ISBN: 0-340768665.

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    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (usual toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 81491
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  • McCunn, Ruthanne Lum (You-shang Tang, illustrator)
    PIE-BITER.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Design Enterprises of San Francisco. (1983.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Based on the true story of a young boy, brought from China to work on building the trans-continental railroad, who grew from a skinny boy to a strong man by eating lots of pies, and thus earned the nickname Pie-Biter. When work on the railroads was finished, he learned how to run a pack-horse business, and after 15 years as a successful businessman in the Northwest, he finally returned to China INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by McCunn "For.... may you have the strength, ingenuity and humor of Pie-Biter - but not the appetite!" Illustrated by You-Shang Tang using a combination of Chinese and Western art techniques. American Book Award winner 1984. Oval format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-932538096.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated boards (prev owner's name) in a very good- dustjacket with a gold award sticker on the front cover.

    Book ID: 37210
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  • GRANTA 39, Spring 1992: THE BODY. by (Min, Anchee, signed; Jeanette Winterson, Hanif Kureishi, Salman Rushdie and others) edited by Budford, Bill
    (Min, Anchee, signed; Jeanette Winterson, Hanif Kureishi, Salman Rushdie and others) edited by Budford, Bill
    GRANTA 39, Spring 1992: THE BODY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Granta, 1992. SIGNED first edition - A paperback magazine of new writing, SIGNED by Anchee Min at her story 'Red Fire Farm,' her first published work (Min enjoyed seeing the old photograph of herself which accompanied the story.) This issue also includes the long piece 'The Congo Dinosaur ' by Redmond O'Hanlon as well as 'Soundings' by Abraham Verghese; 'The Pathology Lesson' by Michael Dibdin; photo essays 'Spring Break at Daytona Beach' by Mary Ellen Mark and 'My Daughter' by Geoffrey Biddle; 'The Cells Tissues Systems and Cavities of the Body' by Jeanette Winterson; ; 'My Mother's Eyes' by Todd McEwen; 'Teeth' by Giorgio Pressburger; 'Wild Women, Wild Men' by Hanif Kureishi; 'Sideshow' by Antonin Kratochvil; 'The…

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    New York: Granta, 1992. SIGNED first edition - A paperback magazine of new writing, SIGNED by Anchee Min at her story 'Red Fire Farm,' her first published work (Min enjoyed seeing the old photograph of herself which accompanied the story.) This issue also includes the long piece 'The Congo Dinosaur ' by Redmond O'Hanlon as well as 'Soundings' by Abraham Verghese; 'The Pathology Lesson' by Michael Dibdin; photo essays 'Spring Break at Daytona Beach' by Mary Ellen Mark and 'My Daughter' by Geoffrey Biddle; 'The Cells Tissues Systems and Cavities of the Body' by Jeanette Winterson; ; 'My Mother's Eyes' by Todd McEwen; 'Teeth' by Giorgio Pressburger; 'Wild Women, Wild Men' by Hanif Kureishi; 'Sideshow' by Antonin Kratochvil; 'The Internment ' by John Conroy; 'The Dolphin of Amble' by Peregrine Hodson; 'Happy Ending' by Victoria Tokareva; and 'At the Auction of the Ruby Slippers' by Salman Rushdie. Photographs, notes on the contributors. 256 pp. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line. ISBN: 0-14-014049-2.

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    Condition: Very good (crease to front cover, faint stamp on first page.).

    Book ID: 47152
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  • SCIENCE FICTION FROM CHINA. by Murphy, Patrick Dennis and Dingbo Wu, editors; foreword by Frederik Pohl.
    Murphy, Patrick Dennis and Dingbo Wu, editors; foreword by Frederik Pohl.
    SCIENCE FICTION FROM CHINA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Praeger, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - An anthology of eight stories by six major Chinese science fiction writers, "the first such collection to be published in English. The stories are enriched by China's ancient tradition of fantastic literature as well as that nation's fascination with futuristic science and technology, and they provide illuminating glimpses of Chinese attitudes, values, and daily life. Wu provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of Chinese science fiction together with a chronological bibliography of stories, novels, and related critical works." Includes a foreword by Frederik Pohl. xli, 176 pp. ISBN: 0-275933431.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (light edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 83697
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  • THE RECORDED SAYINGS OF LAYMAN P'ANG: A Ninth-Century Zen Classic. [P`ang chu-shih yu-lu] by P'ang Yun (740-808) Translated from the Chinese by Ruth Fuller Sasaki, Yoshitaka Iriya and Dana R. Fraser
    P'ang Yun (740-808) Translated from the Chinese by Ruth Fuller Sasaki, Yoshitaka Iriya and Dana R. Fraser
    THE RECORDED SAYINGS OF LAYMAN P'ANG: A Ninth-Century Zen Classic. [P`ang chu-shih yu-lu]

    Edition: First edition.

    New York & Tokyo: Weatherhill, (1971) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first English translation of this record of the later years of P'ang Yun, recounted in an anecdotal style. Illustrated with two color and four halftone plates, planned, designed and produced at the Tokyo offices of John Weatherhill. Includes an introduction, supplemental notes, bibliography and index. 109 pp plus colophon. lllustrated endpapers. Jacket design by Naoto Kondo.

    Condition: Very near fine in tan boards printed with Chinese text and red cloth spine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 82959
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  • BEYOND THE GREAT MOUNTAINS: A Visual Poem about China. by Young, Ed.
    Young, Ed.
    BEYOND THE GREAT MOUNTAINS: A Visual Poem about China.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautiful book by this Caldecott award winning artist, one which can be enjoyed on many levels. "Ed Young's spare prose, as lovely as a rice-paper painting, describes in measured detail the beautiful and mystical land that the author so clearly loves. The unique format and gorgeous paper-collage illustrations, highlighted with Chinese characters, combine to convey the many facets of China to form a poetic picture of the land's grace, depth, and majesty. Author's note and a list of the Chinese characters then and now. Square format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-8118-43432.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy, but with a remainder line.)

    Book ID: 50242
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  • BEYOND THE GREAT MOUNTAINS: A Visual Poem about China. by Young, Ed.
    Young, Ed.
    BEYOND THE GREAT MOUNTAINS: A Visual Poem about China.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2005.) dj. Hardcover - A beautiful book by this Caldecott award winning artist, one which can be enjoyed on many levels. "Ed Young's spare prose, as lovely as a rice-paper painting, describes in measured detail the beautiful and mystical land that the author so clearly loves. The unique format and gorgeous paper-collage illustrations, highlighted with Chinese characters, combine to convey the many facets of China to form a poetic picture of the land's grace, depth, and majesty. Author's note and a list of the Chinese characters then and now. Square format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-8118-43432.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 50243
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