Books for Sale


1. Chinese Drama

This is a complete set of the first edition of the fifth series of early Chinese drama Gǔběn Xìqū Cóngkān (古本戲曲叢刊四集), published in 1958, which was edited by Zheng Zhenduo 鄭振鐸 (1898–1958) who tragically died in a plane crash just before publication. His hand-written draft for a preface hurriedly written the day before he boarded the ill-fated airplane is reproduced in the first fascicle. This set comprises 180 traditional thread-bound fascicles in 17 cases. Also included in the price of £1,500 are four parts of the ninth series published in 1964 (42 fascicles in 8 cases).


Final page of Zheng Zhenduo's draft preface


No. Image Title and Publication Information Price
ZH001 《古本戲曲叢刊四集》(17函180册)
中華書局,1958年
一、《元刊雜劇》
二、《古雜劇》
£1,500 + postage
三、《脈望館鈔校本古今雜劇》
四、《古名家雜劇》
五、《雜劇選》
六、《陽春奏》
七、《元明雜劇》
八、《古今名劇合選》
《古本戲曲叢刊九集之三》(2函10册):
《鼎峙春秋》
中華書局,1964年
《古本戲曲叢刊九集之四》(3函18册):
《昇平寶筏》
中華書局,1964年
《古本戲曲叢刊九集之五》(2函10册):
《勸善金科》
中華書局,1964年
《古本戲曲叢刊九集之九》(1函4册):
《如意寶册》
中華書局,1964年


2. Chinese Books

No. Image Title and Publication Information Price
ZH002 【明】陶宗儀 等編《說郛三種》(10册)
上海古籍出版社,1988年
ISBN 7-5325-0408-5
£200 + postage
ZH003 《和刻本類書集成》(6册):
《嵗華紀麗》
《書叙指南》
《事林廣記》
《事物紀原》
《小學紺珠》
《書言故事大全》
《君臣故事》
《日記故事大全》
《金璧故事》
《勸懲故事》
《羣書拾唾》
《故事雕龍》
《故事必讀成語考》
《雅俗故事讀本》
《藝林伐山故事》
《事物異名》
《卓氏藻林》
《古今類書纂要》
《唐詩金粉》
《詞林合璧》
《錦字箋》
上海古籍出版社,1990年
ISBN 7-5325-0791-2
£100 + postage
ZH004 《古本小說叢刊》第一輯(5冊):
《唐三藏西游釋厄傳》
《生花夢》
《斬鬼傳》
《宛如約》
《紅樓夢》(舒元煒序本)
中華書局,1987年
ISBN 7-101-00205-6
£40 + postage
ZH005 《四庫大辭典》
《叢書大辭典》
《叢書子目類編》
Yang Chia-lo's Chinese Bibliographical Dictionary Series Nos. I, II and III
Taibei, 1967
£40 + postage
ZH006 马振方 主编
《聊斋志异评赏大成》(2册)
漓江出版社,1992年
ISBN 7-5407-1037-3
£20 + postage

A large number of other Chinese books, mostly published in China during the 1980s and 1990s related to Chinese literature, are available here.



3. Ottoman Turkish Bible

This is a very fine copy of the first edition of the combined Old Testament and New Testament translation into Ottoman Turkish, printed in Paris in 1827. The New Testment was previously published in 1819.


No. Image Title and Publication Information Price
XX001 Kitab ül-ahd el-atik and Kitab ül-ahd el-cedid el-mensub ila Rabbina İsa el-Mesih (Biblia Turcica, comprising the Ottoman Turkish translation of the Old Testament and New Testament, bound in a single volume).
Edited from Ali Bey's manuscript by H. F. von Diez and J. D. Kieffer.
Paris: Dar el-Taba’at el-Melkuttatel-Mi’marat (Imprimérie Royale), on behalf of the British and Foreign Bible Society, 1827.
OT and NT bound in one volume: [4], 7, [1], 984, [4], 3, [1], 318 pp.
Ex libris: P. W. Donner (1904–1988)
Sample images: OT title page; NT titlepage.
£2,500 + postage


4. Antiquarian Books

No. Image Title and Publication Information Price
XX002 The Statistical Atlas of England, Scotland, and Ireland by G. Phillips Bevan
Edinburgh and London: W. & A. K. Johnston, 1882.
75 pp, 45 plates (single or double page colour maps).
37.0 × 52.5 cm
Ex libris: Charles Saroléa (1870–1953)
Sample images: Plate XI; Plate XIX; Plate XXIV.
£300 + postage


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