Shanghai: Shanghai Renmin Chubanshe, 1994. Thick 8vo, original cream-colored cloth, embossed title on front, reddish-brown spine label, gilt. 1139, (3) pages; illustrated. Near fine. A massive compendium on the coinage of Xianfeng (Hsien-feng), including cash coinage, sycee, banknotes, and variations. Ex Q. David Bowers Library.
Shanghai: 1989. Folio, original blindstamped gold cloth; black labels, gilt; jacket. 647, (1) pages; extensively illustrated, partly in color; maps. Housed, as issued, in printed cardboard slipcase; near fine. The eleventh volume of the Shanghai Museum’s encyclopedia of Chinese money, covering revolutionary paper money of the period from 1926 to 1949.
Westminster: The Gentleman’s Magazine, November 1824 issue. 8vo, removed from previous binding. 385-480 pages; illustrated. Entire issue present [review occupies pages 430-432]. Very good or better. A surprisingly substantive review, given the general nature of The Gentleman’s Magazine, of this classic work on Oriental coins. Very interesting.
Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2017. First edition. 8vo, original gold cloth lettered in brown and white; jacket. 685, (3) pages; illustrated in color. New. The new publication on ancient coins of China by François Thierry. Perhaps the most significant work on the subject published in a European language in many years.