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  • THE 49 DAYS OF DEATH. by Ballinger, Bill S. (1912-1980)
    Ballinger, Bill S. (1912-1980)
    THE 49 DAYS OF DEATH.

    Edition: First printing.

    Los Angeles: Sherbourne Press, (1969) dj. Hardcover first edition - Rather than a suspense novel, which Ballinger was best known for, this is a "novel of the mysterious." A badly injured man is brought to a Buddhist monastery in Tibet and the aged guru there helps him to prepare for as good a death as he can. 214 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64575
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  • SHANGRI-LA: The Return to the World of Lost Horizon. by Cooney, Eleanor and Altieri, Daniel.
    Cooney, Eleanor and Altieri, Daniel.
    SHANGRI-LA: The Return to the World of Lost Horizon.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in a remote section of Tibet in 1966 as the invading People's Liberation Army of China endangers the existence of this hidden paradise called 'Shangri-La.' 324 pp. ISBN: 0-688-128726.

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

    Book ID: 51645
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  • SHANGRI-LA: The Return to the World of Lost Horizon. by Cooney, Eleanor and Altieri, Daniel.
    Cooney, Eleanor and Altieri, Daniel.
    SHANGRI-LA: The Return to the World of Lost Horizon.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in a remote section of Tibet in 1966 as the invading People's Liberation Army of China endangers the existence of this hidden paradise called 'Shangri-La.' 324 pp. ISBN: 0-688-128726.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 51048
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  • MOUNTAINS AND A MONASTERY. by Holmes, Peter.
    Holmes, Peter.
    MOUNTAINS AND A MONASTERY.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Geoffrey Bles, 1958. dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the expedition of Peter Holmes and his wife, Judy, to the Himalayas especially the mountainous desert province of Spiti, on the borders of Tibet. This book focuses on both the mountain-climbing adventures and on the people who live in the area (especially the story of one remarkable young boy - Shiring Dawa.) Illustrated with several sections of black and white photographs by the author, contains 2 folding maps. Index. 191 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 40620
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  • STICK OUT YOUR TONGUE. by Ma Jian.
    Ma Jian.
    STICK OUT YOUR TONGUE.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Chatto & Windus, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of five short stories set in Tibet by this Chinese writer now living in exile in England. When these were first published in China in 1987, they were immediately condemned by the authorities, and all writings by Ma Jian have been banned. Includes an afterword by the author, describing how these came to be written. Translated from the Chinese by Flora Drew. 90 pp. ISBN: 0-70117806X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75295
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  • WATER TOUCHING STONE. by Pattison, Eliot.
    Pattison, Eliot.
    WATER TOUCHING STONE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2001). SIGNED first edition - The second novel in the award-winning series featuring Inspector Shan Tao Yun, who lost his position in Beijing and his family and freedom, when he ran afoul of a powerful figure in the Chinese government. Now living in Tibet, he is still trying to find justice - "Set against the astonishing landscape of this beleaguered Himalayan country and the epic struggle of the Tibetan people, [these novels become] a passage through the many layers of tragedy inflicted by China on Tibet and its people." SIGNED on title page. Author's note. Glossary of foreign language terms. 406 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (usual toning to the pages, top edge of text block roughly trimmed).

    Book ID: 66029
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  • MANDARIN GATE. by Pattison, Eliot.
    Pattison, Eliot.
    MANDARIN GATE.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2012) dj. Hardcover - The seventh novel in the award-winning series featuring Inspector Shan Tao Yun, who lost his position in Beijing and his family and freedom, when he ran afoul of a powerful figure in the Chinese government. Now living in Tibet, he is still trying to find justice - to do so "Shan must navigate through the treacherous worlds of the internment camp, the local criminal gang, and the government's rabid pacification teams, while coping with growing doubts about his own identity and role in Tibet. Set against the astonishing landscape of this beleaguered Himalayan country and the epic struggle of the Tibetan people, Shan's difficult and twisted journey to the truth…

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    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2012) dj. Hardcover - The seventh novel in the award-winning series featuring Inspector Shan Tao Yun, who lost his position in Beijing and his family and freedom, when he ran afoul of a powerful figure in the Chinese government. Now living in Tibet, he is still trying to find justice - to do so "Shan must navigate through the treacherous worlds of the internment camp, the local criminal gang, and the government's rabid pacification teams, while coping with growing doubts about his own identity and role in Tibet. Set against the astonishing landscape of this beleaguered Himalayan country and the epic struggle of the Tibetan people, Shan's difficult and twisted journey to the truth becomes a passage through the many layers of tragedy inflicted by China on Tibet and its people." Author's note. 309 pp. ISBN: 978-0312656041.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 76316
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  • THE SKULL MANTRA. by Pattison, Eliot.
    Pattison, Eliot.
    THE SKULL MANTRA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel in this series introducing Inspector Shan Tao Yun, who lost his position in Beijing and his family and freedom, when he ran afoul of a powerful figure in the Chinese government. When a headless corpse is found and the case must be solved before an American delegation arrives, the district commander of the prison has no option but to give Shan a temporary release. Failure means that his work brigade will be punished. "Set against the astonishing landscape of this beleaguered Himalayan country and the epic struggle of the Tibetan people, [these novels become] a passage through the many layers of tragedy inflicted by…

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    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel in this series introducing Inspector Shan Tao Yun, who lost his position in Beijing and his family and freedom, when he ran afoul of a powerful figure in the Chinese government. When a headless corpse is found and the case must be solved before an American delegation arrives, the district commander of the prison has no option but to give Shan a temporary release. Failure means that his work brigade will be punished. "Set against the astonishing landscape of this beleaguered Himalayan country and the epic struggle of the Tibetan people, [these novels become] a passage through the many layers of tragedy inflicted by China on Tibet and its people." Winner of the Edgar Award for best first novel. SIGNED on the page facing the title page. Author's note. 403 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-312-206127.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73060
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  • THE LORD OF DEATH. by Pattison, Eliot.
    Pattison, Eliot.
    THE LORD OF DEATH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2009) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The seventh novel in the award-winning series featuring Inspector Shan Tao Yun, who lost his position in Beijing and his family and freedom, when he ran afoul of a powerful figure in the Chinese government. Now released after four years in the gulag and living in Tibet, he is still trying to find justice - "Set against the astonishing landscape of this beleaguered Himalayan country and the epic struggle of the Tibetan people, [these novels become] a passage through the many layers of tragedy inflicted by China on Tibet and its people." SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 314 pp. ISBN: 978-1569475799.

    Condition: Good only in a very good dust jacket (spine slant)

    Book ID: 67898
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  • WATER TOUCHING STONE. by Pattison, Eliot.
    Pattison, Eliot.
    WATER TOUCHING STONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel in the award-winning series featuring Inspector Shan Tao Yun, who lost his position in Beijing and his family and freedom, when he ran afoul of a powerful figure in the Chinese government. Now released after four years in the gulag and living in Tibet, he is still trying to find justice - "Set against the astonishing landscape of this beleaguered Himalayan country and the epic struggle of the Tibetan people, [these novels become] a passage through the many layers of tragedy inflicted by China on Tibet and its people." SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. Glossary of foreign language terms. 419 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-312-206127.

    Condition: Very good in near fine dust jacket (spine somewhat loose)

    Book ID: 67869
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  • WATER TOUCHING STONE. by Pattison, Eliot.
    Pattison, Eliot.
    WATER TOUCHING STONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel in the award-winning series featuring Inspector Shan Tao Yun, who lost his position in Beijing and his family and freedom, when he ran afoul of a powerful figure in the Chinese government. Now released after four years in the gulag and living in Tibet, he is still trying to find justice - "Set against the astonishing landscape of this beleaguered Himalayan country and the epic struggle of the Tibetan people, [these novels become] a passage through the many layers of tragedy inflicted by China on Tibet and its people." SIGNED on the half title page. Author's note. Glossary of foreign language terms. 419 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-312-206127.

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

    Book ID: 77375
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  • BONE MOUNTAIN. by Pattison, Eliot.
    Pattison, Eliot.
    BONE MOUNTAIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third novel in the award-winning series featuring Inspector Shan Tao Yun, who lost his position in Beijing and his family and freedom, when he ran afoul of a powerful figure in the Chinese government. Now released after four years in the gulag and living in Tibet, he is still trying to find justice - "Set against the astonishing landscape of this beleaguered Himalayan country and the epic struggle of the Tibetan people, [these novels become] a passage through the many layers of tragedy inflicted by China on Tibet and its people." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Author's note. Glossary of foreign language terms. 424 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-312-206127.

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

    Book ID: 77366
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  • BONE MOUNTAIN. by Pattison, Eliot.
    Pattison, Eliot.
    BONE MOUNTAIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third novel in the award-winning series featuring Inspector Shan Tao Yun, who lost his position in Beijing and his family and freedom, when he ran afoul of a powerful figure in the Chinese government. Now released after four years in the gulag and living in Tibet, he is still trying to find justice - "Set against the astonishing landscape of this beleaguered Himalayan country and the epic struggle of the Tibetan people, [these novels become] a passage through the many layers of tragedy inflicted by China on Tibet and its people." SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. Glossary of foreign language terms. 424 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-312-206127.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75562
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  • RIDING THE IRON ROOSTER: By Train Through China. by Theroux, Paul.
    Theroux, Paul.
    RIDING THE IRON ROOSTER: By Train Through China.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    New York: Putnam. (1988.) dj. Hardcover - Travelling through China as the Chinese do, from Peking to Urumchi near the Siberian border. An entertaining and enlightening book by one of our best and most adventurous travel writers. 480 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-399-133097.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (approx 2 inch curved tear on front cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 47732
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