Books, maps, photographs, manuscripts, and ephemera are exhibited at the fair, many of which are exceptionally rare, museum-quality pieces.  There is material relating to China and her history, both visual and textual, as well as a wide variety of works on subjects ranging from literature to history, many in beautiful bindings or with interesting provenances.  Our exhibitors would be happy to speak to you about your personal interest area and bring relevant items for you to view at the fair. 

 
Ying ü Tsap Ts‘ün, or the Chinese and English Instructor, Canton, 1862

Ying ü Tsap Ts‘ün, or the Chinese and English Instructor, Canton, 1862

Marx. Das Kapital, 1867, inscribed by Marx to Johann Georg Eccarius: "one of my oldest friends and adherents"

Marx. Das Kapital, 1867, inscribed by Marx to Johann Georg Eccarius: "one of my oldest friends and adherents"

Orwell.  Nineteen Eighty-Four, 1949

Orwell.  Nineteen Eighty-Four, 1949

Kierkegaard, Complete collection of first editions, 1838-59

Kierkegaard, Complete collection of first editions, 1838-59

Marx. Kapital, 1872

Marx. Kapital, 1872

Album chinois (photograph album), before 1857

Album chinois (photograph album), before 1857

Machiavelli. Le Prince, 1553

Machiavelli. Le Prince, 1553

Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung. Beijing, 1966

Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung. Beijing, 1966

Plath.  The Colossus, 1962

Plath.  The Colossus, 1962

Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, 1981

Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, 1981

Opium War: rare watercolour album, circa 1860

Opium War: rare watercolour album, circa 1860

Walker, after Bellairs. Hong Kong and the Town of Victoria...  1851

Walker, after Bellairs. Hong Kong and the Town of Victoria...  1851

 
Koffler, Suma del Estado del Imperio de la China...., 1651

Koffler, Suma del Estado del Imperio de la China...., 1651

Thomson, Illustrations of China and its People, London, Sampson Low &c, 1873- 1874

Thomson, Illustrations of China and its People, London, Sampson Low &c, 1873- 1874

 
Sport & Gossip. Founded by “Daybreak”, Shanghai, North-China Herald Office, January 1897- June 1901

Sport & Gossip. Founded by “Daybreak”, Shanghai, North-China Herald Office, January 1897- June 1901

Picture Map of China, Friendship Press, New York, 1932

Picture Map of China, Friendship Press, New York, 1932

Watercolours of street scenes in Peking. [Beijing, 19th century]. 

Watercolours of street scenes in Peking. [Beijing, 19th century]. 

Military campaigns at the conquest of Jinchuan. (Beijing), 1778-1785.      

Military campaigns at the conquest of Jinchuan. (Beijing), 1778-1785.      

 
Holmes, Report on Tung Kong Ping Yung and Hoi Wai Highways... 1922

Holmes, Report on Tung Kong Ping Yung and Hoi Wai Highways... 1922

Billequin (A.) ,法国畢 利幹, 化學指南 Huaxue zhinan

Billequin (A.) ,法国畢 利幹, 化學指南 Huaxue zhinan

 
Van der Aa.  La Galerie agreable du Monde... 1728

Van der Aa.  La Galerie agreable du Monde... 1728

 
After Castiglione, Views of the Summer Palace in Beijing, Paris, 1977

After Castiglione, Views of the Summer Palace in Beijing, Paris, 1977

Gallois, 51 original pictures from Burma, 1896-1898

Gallois, 51 original pictures from Burma, 1896-1898

A Map and History of Peiping, Tientsin-Peiping, 1936

A Map and History of Peiping, Tientsin-Peiping, 1936

Lecourt,  La cuisine Chinoise, 1925

Lecourt,  La cuisine Chinoise, 1925

 
The New Testament in Chinese, Shanghae, 1852

The New Testament in Chinese, Shanghae, 1852

Gospel of St Luke in Wenli, Malacca, 1825

Gospel of St Luke in Wenli, Malacca, 1825

Eitel, Europe in China. The History of HongKong from the Beginning to the Year 1882, London, 1895

Eitel, Europe in China. The History of HongKong from the Beginning to the Year 1882, London, 1895

The Hongkong Directory and Hong List for The Far East, for 1884, Hong Kong, 1883

The Hongkong Directory and Hong List for The Far East, for 1884, Hong Kong, 1883

Guerreiro and Ricci.  Historischer Bericht... 1611

Guerreiro and Ricci.  Historischer Bericht... 1611

 
Szechenyi, Atlas zur Reiseroute in Ost-Asien, circa 1884

Szechenyi, Atlas zur Reiseroute in Ost-Asien, circa 1884

Veth, Early original photographs from Sumatra, 1877-1879

Veth, Early original photographs from Sumatra, 1877-1879

Richthofen, China. Ergebnisse eigener Reisen... 1877-1882  

Richthofen, China. Ergebnisse eigener Reisen... 1877-1882  

Williams, Ying Hwa Yun-fu Lih-kiai. An English and Chinese Vocabulary,... Macao, 1844

Williams, Ying Hwa Yun-fu Lih-kiai. An English and Chinese Vocabulary,... Macao, 1844

Kolb(e), Caput Bonae Spei Hodiernum...  1719

Kolb(e), Caput Bonae Spei Hodiernum...  1719

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