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Precious Materials In Asian History: Essays On Turquoise, Amber, Ivory, Diamond And Gold

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Essays on the sources, usage, social significance and folklore of some of the most prominent precious materials in the history of China, South Asia and the Himalayas.
The Language of the Yüe-Chi or Indo-Scythians (Classic Reprint)

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Ostrich Egg-Shell Cups Of Mesopotamia And The Ostrich In Ancient And Modern Times

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
The Development Of Ink, Printing And Paper In Asia

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. Essays and illustrations are drawn from sources long out of print and now difficult to obtain . Concise and highly readable account of an important and complex subject . A must read for all with an interest in Asian culture and its contributions to human…
The Diamond: A Study in Chinese and Hellenistic Folk-lore

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Sino-Iranica: Chinese Contributions to the History of Civilization in Ancient Iran; With Special…

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Excerpt from Sino-Iranica: Chinese Contributions to the History of Civilization in Ancient Iran; With Special Reference to the History of Cultivated Plants and Products Grand attack, during the first Offensive of Artois in the Spring of I9I5. Cf. The Obituary…
Central and Russian Asia (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Central and Russian Asia I wish to express my warmest thanks to the three eminent scholars for their excellent contributions to this monograph. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more…
Central and Russian Asia (Classic Reprint)

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Notes on Turquois in the East (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Notes on Turquois in the East Hirth, professor of Chinese at Columbia University, of New. York; to my friend Paul Pelliot, professor at the College de France in Paris; to Prof. Georg Jacob at the University of Kiel; and to Dr. Julius Ruska at the…
The Diamond: A Study in Chinese and Hellenistic Folk-Lore (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Diamond: A Study in Chinese and Hellenistic Folk-Lore Legend OF the diamond valley. The Liang se kung lei,1 one of the most curious books of Chinese literature, contains the following account In the period T'ien-kien (502 - 520) of the Liang…
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