Novvs orbis, sive Descriptio Indiae Occidentalis, auctore Antonio Herrera …
Metaphraste C. Barlaeo. Acc. et aliorum Indiae e Occidentalis descriptiones et navigationis nuperae Australis Jac. le Maire historia, uti et navigationum omnium per Fretum Magellanicum succincta narratio. Also titled: Descriptio Indiae Occidentalis per Antonium de Herrera Regium Indiarum et Castellae Historiographum. Amstelodami [Amsterdam] : Colinius [Colijn, Michiel], M. D. C. XXII .…
Ongeluckige voyagie, van’t schip Batavia, nae de Oost-Indien.
Amsterdam : Jan Jansz, 1647. First edition. Small quarto, papered boards, pp. [ii – title leaf], 118, lacking final blank (as in most copies); six folding copperplates (plate V provided in expert facsimile), some very pale marginal water stains, tiny worm hole to margin of first few leaves, a clean…
Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen. Derde deel. 
Te Batavia : Ter Lands Drukkerij, 1824. “Tweede druk” (second printing). Thick octavo, original printed orange wrappers (paper restored along spine), title with early ownership inscription, pp 48, 335,  index, 1 folding table,  blank; mild waterstaining to top edges of some leaves (not affecting legibility), otherwise clean and…
Almanak en naamregister voor Nederlandsch-Indië, voor het jaar 1855.
Batavia : Ter Lands-Drukkerij, 1854. Octavo, bound in recent marbled papered boards, upper board with blue calf title label with gilt lettering and ornament, pp 3-86 (i.e. lacking the front wrapper),  folding table,  contents page; internally clean, a good copy. A mid-nineteenth century Batavia imprint. The Almanak en…
Bijdrage tot de kennis van het Japansche rijk.
Amsterdam : J. Müller & Comp., 1833. First and only contemporary edition. Large quarto, original pictorial stiff wrappers (very light foxing, spine rubbed), all edges gilt, hand-coloured lithographic frontispiece, pp. vii, (3), 320, with a further 14 hand-coloured lithographic plates, all with tissue guards intact; scattered mild foxing; a very…
De Medusa in de wateren van Japan, in 1863 en 1864.
s’Gravenhage : de gebroeders van Cleef, 1865. First edition. Octavo, later half cloth over marbled papered boards (rubbed), new endpapers, pp xii, , 150, with 5 folding tinted lithographed maps at rear; lacking the original wrappers; clean throughout, the maps with occasional short edge tears and browning; a good copy,…
[BROADSIDE] Lively flea. / Australia our home.
A rare broadside with a ballad about the Victorian gold diggings. [s.l. : s.n., circa 1855]. Single lithographed sheet, printed on thin paper, 255 x 190 mm, containing two anonymous ballads, each presented in a single column separated by a vertical divider; in the left column a humorous verse titled…
Picturesque views of England and Wales from drawings by J. M. W. Turner esq. R. A. engraved under the superintendence of Mr. Charles Heath with descriptive and historic illustrations by H. E. Lloyd, esq.
London : Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, Paternoster Row, 1838. Elephant folio portfolio, original full red morocco with elaborate ornamental gilt borders, spine with raised bands, gilt ornament and lettering; working metal clasps; original marbled paper lining to the interior; containing title-sheet, two contents sheets and  loose engraved…
[Melbourne] : the artist, 2017. Folio, screenprinted buckram, screenprinted endpapers, pp. 40; ; 40; screenprinted on Somerset 115gsm Bookwove paper, housed in a screenprinted clamshell box. Limited to 10 copies plus three proofs. Signed, dated and numbered by the artist. ‘Towla contains instructions to backgammon that have been phonetically translated…
[Melbourne : the artist], 2012. Suite of eight individual pieces, inkjet prints with acrylic ink and flocked glitter on archival paper. Each signed and numbered by the artist verso. Created in an edition of 5, this is the complete set, numbered 5/5. In this series of artworks, Harding takes covers of…
Toc Toc. Chi è? Apri la porta.
[Milano] : Stampato in Italia nelle off. Graf. Veronesi della Casa Editrice Mondadori, 1945. First edition. Folio, pictorial card covers with cut-out ‘spy-hole’ to front (faint foxing and a few light marks), pp , each page with a successively smaller flap which opens to reveal a bright full colour lithograph;…
[NEW GUINEA] An important archive of ethnographic photographs taken by J.T. O’Malley, Resident Magistrate, Central Division, Territory of Papua, circa 1930
Thirty-one gelatin silver print photographs, in uniform format 165 x 120 mm, unmounted; three are inscribed in the negative with the initials of the photographer ‘J.T. O’M’ [i.e. James Thomas O’Malley]; printed on glossy and matte paper; the photographs are in very good condition, with no foxing, creasing or tears.…
PÉRON, François, 1775-1810; FREYCINET, Louis Claude Desaulses de, 1779-1842; LESUEUR, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846; PETIT, Nicolas-Martin, 1777-1804
Voyage de découvertes aux terres Australes. Exécuté par ordre de sa Majesté l’Empereur et Roi, sur les corvettes le Géographe, le Naturaliste, et la goélette le Casuarina, pendant les années 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804.Read more
[BROADSIDE] Lively flea. / Australia our home.Read more
MUNARI, Bruno (1907-1998)
Toc Toc. Chi è? Apri la porta.Read more
[WHALES] A pair of mid-eighteenth century broadsides on whales, whaling, and marine curiosities.Read more
TURNER, Joseph Mallord William (1775 - 1851); LLOYD, Hannibal Evans; HEATH, Charles (engraver)
Picturesque views of England and Wales from drawings by J. M. W. Turner esq. R. A. engraved under the superintendence of Mr. Charles Heath with descriptive and historic illustrations by H. E. Lloyd, esq.Read more
VANCOUVER, George (1757-1798)
[VANCOUVER] Puteshestvie v severnuiu chast’ Tikhago Okeana i vokrug sveta, sovershennoe v 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 i 1795 godakh, Kapitanom Georgiem Vankuverom.Read more
WILDE, Oscar (1854-1900)
The Picture of Dorian GrayRead more
POLO, Marco (1254-1324); SANTAELLA, Rodrigo Fernández de (1444-1509)
Libro del famoso Marco Polo Veneciano de las cosas maravillosas que vido en las partes orientales: conviene saber en las Indias, Armenia, Arabia, Persia, y Tartaria. E del poderio del gran Can y otros reyes. Con otro tratado de micer Pogio Florentino y trata delas mesmas tierras y islas.Read more
Featured Catalogue | The Dutch abroad
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We are proud to present our latest catalogue, The Dutch abroad : Rare books from the collection of Nicholas Ingleton.
You can download the catalogue here
or visit the category The Dutch abroad on our website
We will be exhibiting these books at the 36th Amsterdam International Antiquarian Book & Map Fair, 30 September – 1 October 2017, to be held at the Marriott Hotel. If you will be in Amsterdam during this time, we’d love to see you – please do stop by and say hello (Stand 45).
The undoubted star of the catalogue is a copy of the first edition of Pelsaert’s account of the wreck of the Batavia (Amsterdam, 1647), a legendary rarity which is the first book on Australia and which also contains the first European images of Australia. Other highlights include a scarcely recorded book printed by the Dutch on Dejima, the trading post in Nagasaki harbour, in 1862 (a guide to medicine written for the Imperial Japanese Medical School); the first edition of the first full account of Roggeveen’s voyage (Dordrecht, 1728); and an early Latin edition of Schouten’s voyage account (Amsterdam, 1619).
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