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  • JUDO BOY. by Ball, John.
    Ball, John.
    JUDO BOY.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Pelham Books, (1968) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A title in the Pelham Sports Books series. Set in Southern California, this is "an adventure story for boys built around the ancient traditions of Judo, . . . Plenty of action, both on and off the Judo mat, keep this story of Rod Mitchell's self-development in Judo exciting. Based on accurate Judo data, it provides an original and valuable view of a new world of sports for boys." Not only does Rod learn restraint, and how to deal with a bully, this book also includes lessons on racial tolerance. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper and dated in 1976.) A classic work on martial arts. 158 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (label mostly hidden by dj flap, but otherwise a bright and clean copy.) Uncommon in this condition and especially so signed.

    Book ID: 60430
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  • THE KEY TO JUDO AND JIUJITSU. by Black, Ishi. Illustrated by Murray Keshner.
    Black, Ishi. Illustrated by Murray Keshner.
    THE KEY TO JUDO AND JIUJITSU.

    Edition: First or early edition.

    Key Publishing Co., (1958). "A complete individual study course - Simple Directions and How-To-Do-It illustrations." Drawings by Murray Keshner. 95 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only (wear to covers, including a tear and creasing to lower corner of front cover, usual toning to the pages,)

    Book ID: 76884
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  • CROUCHING TIGER. by Compestine, Ying Chang. Illustrated by Yan Nascimbene.
    Compestine, Ying Chang. Illustrated by Yan Nascimbene.
    CROUCHING TIGER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, (2011.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A young boy gradually comes to understand - and appreciate - his Chinese grandfather, an expert in tai chi. SIGNED on the title page by the author with the words "Happy Reading." Illustrated with full color paintings by Yan Nascimbene and also with small drawings showing the various tai chi postures. Oblong format. Unpaginated. ISBN: 9780763646424.

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

    Book ID: 53223
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  • THE CROCODILE AND THE CRANE. by Rosenfeld, Arthur.
    Rosenfeld, Arthur.
    THE CROCODILE AND THE CRANE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Ymaa Publication Center, (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - An apocalyptic thriller - "Practitioners of a secret art that bestows immortality and more, Sanfeng and Zetian are brother and sister and have lived together in China for more than 3000 years. Now, in the near future of 2009, they face an enemy they recognize from their childhood, a terrifying disease that left them orphaned and alone in the world.The disease kills quickly and without mercyÑvictims die grimacing grotesquelyÑand as it spreads, it brings the siblings to the edge of apocalypse" 332 pp. ISBN: 978-1594390876.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67881
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  • IRON & SILK. by Salzman, Mark.
    Salzman, Mark.
    IRON & SILK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1986.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautifully written and perceptive account of Salzman's experiences in China from 1982, when he arrived in Hunan Province to teach English, to 1984 - or as the dust jacket describes it: "A Young American Encounters Swordsmen, Bureaucrats and Other Citizens of Contemporary China." Already skilled in the martial arts, he was invited to become the only pupil of Pan Qungfu, China's foremost wushu (kung fu) expert. Finalist of the Pulitzer Prize and the basis for a movie, for which Salzman wrote the screenplay and played himself. Calligraphy by the author. 211 pp. ISBN: 0-394-551567.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some offsetting to the endpapers.)

    Book ID: 49383
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  • Salzman, Mark.
    IRON & SILK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1986.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautifully written and perceptive account of Salzman's experiences in China from 1982, when he arrived in Hunan Province to teach English, to 1984 - or as the dust jacket describes it: "A Young American Encounters Swordsmen, Bureaucrats and Other Citizens of Contemporary China." Already skilled in the martial arts, he was invited to become the only pupil of Pan Qungfu, China's foremost wushu (kung fu) expert. Finalist of the Pulitzer Prize and the basis for a movie, for which Salzman wrote the screenplay and played himself. Calligraphy by the author. 211 pp. ISBN: 0-394-551567.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (minor creasing to dj, front flap.)

    Book ID: 36593
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  • IRON & SILK. by Salzman, Mark.
    Salzman, Mark.
    IRON & SILK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1986.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautifully written and perceptive account of Salzman's experiences in China from 1982, when he arrived in Hunan Province to teach English, to 1984 - or as the dust jacket describes it: "A Young American Encounters Swordsmen, Bureaucrats and Other Citizens of Contemporary China." Already skilled in the martial arts, he was invited to become the only pupil of Pan Qungfu, China's foremost wushu (kung fu) expert. Finalist of the Pulitzer Prize and the basis for a movie, for which Salzman wrote the screenplay and played himself. Calligraphy by the author. 211 pp. ISBN: 0-394-551567.

    Condition: Near fine in a very near fine dustjacket (gift inscription on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 49851
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