JF Ptak Science Books
By Donald of China
[(DONALD, W(illiam) H(enry)] The subjoined letter written by Mr. W.H.Donald, Confidential Advisor to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, gives a detailed account of the present situation in China. It has been received by H.J. Timperley from Chungking...
No place of publication, and not dated (though internally it is dated 1938 and has references to a peaceful 1939 in the text). In pencil the back of the first leaf is annotated "Transferred from the Librarian's Office, May 15, 1932"; Small stamp on front cover from the Library of Congress (Archibald MacLeish); deaccession stamp on rear cover from the L.C.
11x8" leaves, offset printed, staple bound at left side, 44pp. No copies located in WorldCat. Nice copy, somewhat dusty. $250
Japanese Propaganda in the War with China
Presenting Japan's Side of the Case, published by the Japanese Association in China, Shanghai, 1931. 77pp. Printed wrappers. Small stamp on front cover from the Library of Congress; deaccession stamp on rear cover from the L.C. Very good copy. $50
Two Items from the Japanese Chamber of Commerce in NYC
(1) Background of the Manchurian Trouble, 1929, 32pp. (2) The Sino-Japanese Crisis, 1937, 58pp. Both 7.5x5", original wrappers. Small stamp on front cover from the Library of Congress; deaccession stamp on rear cover from the L.C. Very good copy. $50/pair
Severe Illustrations of Terror
Sack of Manila. Published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington D.C., 1945. 9x6", 29pp. Original wrappers. Fine copy. Numerous copies located by WorldCat, though I cannot find any copies for sale, presently.$95
- This is a very unusual federal publication, given the material, and the illustrations--of the 30 photographs in this pamphlet, fully 27 of them depict graphic, brutal, and horrendous scenes of Japanese cruelty to citizens of Manila. Gruesome, and powerful, offhand I can think of no other example like this coming from the government press before 1950 (excluding reports on the atomic bomb).