Selections of the Bostân of Sâdi. Intended for the use of students of the Persian language (presentation copy)
London : printed by L. Schonberg, for Allen & Co et al, 1838. Duodecimo, full diced calf, ruled in gilt, spine in compartments with contrasting morocco title label, marbled edges and endpapers, inscription in Farsi to preliminary blank, pp. iii (preface in English); 107 (text in Farsi), presentation inscription in copperplate pen ‘To William Andrew, …
BRUEYRE, Benjamin (1810-1880), et al.
Dictionarium Latino-Nankinense. / Dialogi Nankinensi lingua. / Dictionarium Latino Nankinense. Juxta materiarum ordinem dispositum.
An extremely rare Nanjing Mandarin-Latin dictionary, accompanied by its two scarcely-recorded supplementary works (a chrestomathy and a glossary in the same languages). All three works were compiled and printed by the Jesuit missionary Benjamin Brueyre and his Chinese assistants in the small seminary at Wamdam, near Shanghai. I. Dictionarium Latino-Nankinense. Wam-dom A. M. D. G. 1846, scribebant Semin. Nank. Alumni. …
PRÉMARE, Joseph Henri-Marie de (1666-1736); JULIEN, Stanilas Aignan (1797-1873)
Premari Notitia Linguae sinicae. Ex Apographo, Ipsius Premari manu emendato, quod In Bibliotheca Regia Parisiensi servatuo, Accurate descripsit Stanislaus Julien.
[circa 1825]. Folio, modern full vellum binding by Aquarius, pp 466, [3 blank], title page with wet stamped monogram of sinologist Marquis d’Hervey de Saint-Denys (1822-1892), his manuscript collection label preserved on rear endpaper; manuscript in ink entirely in the hand of Stanislas Julien; in Latin and Chinese, the Chinese characters written from left to …
THOM, Robert (1807-1846) (translator)
Wang Keaou Lwan pih neen chang han, or The lasting resentment of Miss Keaou Lwan Wang, a Chinese tale; founded on fact. Translated from the original by Sloth.
Canton : printed at the Canton Press Office, 1839. Small quarto, contemporary full calf binding of the Middle Temple Library, boards ruled in gilt (rubbed, corners worn), spine in compartments with gilt ornament and lettering (dulled), marbled endpapers, original printed green wrappers bound in, the upper wrapper with 2 pasted slips, ‘Translated from the original …
VARO, Francisco, 1627-1687
[Late eighteenth or early nineteenth century]. Phillipps MS. 25708. Large quarto, Middle Hill boards, pp [4 blank], [1-6], [1-96], manuscript in ink (Spanish and transliterated Chinese) and pencil (Chinese characters); offsetting to first blank and final page of manuscript, but clean and sound throughout; housed in a calf-backed clam shell box with gilt lettering and …
MARSHMAN, Joshua (1768-1837)
Dissertation on the characters and sounds of the Chinese language: including tables of the elementary characters, and of the Chinese monosyllables.
[Serampore : Baptist Mission Press, 1809]. Quarto, contemporary quarter vellum over marbled papered boards (heavily scuffed, corners worn), spine with manuscript title in ink; title leaf, pp ii, cxiii, errata leaf; with large folding chart of Chinese characters and 4 tables of monosyllables printed recto and verso of 2 folding sheets bound in; 2 further …
MORRISON, Robert (1782-1834)
A view of China, for philological purposes ; containing a sketch of Chinese chronology, geography, government, religion & customs.
Designed for the use of persons who study the Chinese language. Macao : printed at the Honorable the East India Company’s Press, by P.P. Thoms. Published and sold by Black, Parbury, and Allen, booksellers to the Honorable East India Company, London, 1817. First edition. Quarto, later blind blocked pale blue cloth boards (rubbed and and …
BRIDGMAN, E.C. (Elijah Coleman) (1801-1861)
Macao : S. Wells Williams, [1839-] 1841. Quarto, papered boards (rubbed), calf spine (expertly rebacked), edges speckled blue, title page with ownership wet stamp of W.R. Winek (unclosed tear along gutter from bottom edge), pp [viii], xxxvi, 698; 2 folding leaves of Chinese characters printed recto only on rice paper; clean throughout, a very good copy. …
GUIGNES, Chrétien Louis Joseph de (1759-1845)
Dictionnaire Chinois, Français et Latin. Publié d’après l’ordre de sa majesté L’Empereur et Roi Napoléon le Grand.
Paris : l’Imprimerie Impériale, 1813. First edition. Thick folio (435 mm x 279 mm), contemporary cat’s paw calf, boards with gilt fillet borders, spine with raised bands and red morocco label lettered in gilt; all edges stained red, marbled endpapers, first blank with armorial bookplate of the Duc de Luynes, Chateau de Dampierre; pp , lvi, …
SCHROETER, Frederic Christian Gotthelf (1786-1820); MARSHMAN, John Clark & CAREY, William (eds.)
A Dictionary of the Bhotanta or Boutan language. Printed from a manuscript copy made by the late Rev. Frederic Christian Gotthelf Schroeter. Edited by John Marshman. To which is prefixed a grammar of the Bhotanta language. Edited by W. Carey.
Serampore: s.n., 1826. Quarto, contemporary full calf (boards a trifle scuffed), spine in gilt-ruled compartments with contrasting leather title label lettered in gilt, front pastedown with bookplate of John Lawson, original endpapers, pp , -iii, [1 blank], - 35, [1 blank], -6, -268, 267-475, [1 blank]; endpapers and title with light foxing, first and last …
DAVIS, John Francis (1795-1890) and MORRISON, Robert (1782-1834)
San-Yu-Low: or the Three Dedicated Rooms. A tale, translated from the Chinese. [bound following] Translations from the Original Chinese, with notes.
Canton [but Macau], China : Printed by order of the Select Committee; at the Honourable East India Company’s Press, by P. P. Thoms, 1815. Two volumes in one, octavo; stitched together, contemporary plain yellow rear wrapper (upper wrapper lacking); [Translations:] pp ,42 [numbered without pages 9-10, as issued]; [San-Yu-Low:] pp , 56; signature B in the second …
KANGXI, Emperor of China (1654-1722); MILNE, William (1785-1822) (translator)
amplified by his son, the Emperor Yoong-ching; together with a paraphrase on the whole, by a Mandarin. Translated from the Chinese original, and illustrated with notes, by the Rev. William Milne, Protestant Missionary at Malacca. Shanghai : American Presbyterian Mission Press, 1870. Second edition. Octavo, half morocco over marbled papered boards (heavily rubbed, upper board with …
MEDHURST, W.H. (Walter Henry), 1796-1857
Chinese dialogues; questions, and familiar sentences, literally rendered into English, with a view to promote commercial intercourse, and to assist beginners in the language.
Shanghae (Shangai) : Printed at the Mission Press, 1844. First edition. Octavo, contemporary cloth backed marbled papered boards (heavily rubbed, corners worn, backstrip lifting, front hinge cracked), front free-endpaper inscribed in ink in a contemporary hand ‘Curious China Expositor’ and with early owners’ names in ink and faint pencil (tear at fore-edge), pp viii, 782 …
MESNY, William (1842-1919)
In two volumes. Shanghai : Printed at “The China Gazette Office”, -1896. Two volumes, quarto, original half morocco over marbled papered boards (rubbed, a little scuffed); Volume 1: illustrated frontispiece with portrait of Mesny and additional title page, both printed on rice paper (foxed), title leaf in English, pp xvi (index), title leaf in Chinese (Hua …
MEDHURST, W.H. (Walter Henry) (1796-1857)
On the true meaning of the word Shin, as exhibited in the quotations adduced under that word in the Chinese imperial thesaurus, called the Pei-wan-yun-foo.
Translated by W.H. Medhurst. Shanghae : Printed at the Mission Press, 1849. Octavo, original printed yellow wrappers (the brittle paper with chipped edges, some loss to lower wrapper), pp 88; a very good copy; housed in a clam shell box of half morocco over marbled papered boards. Scarce Shanghai imprint. A largely theological investigation of …
GILES, Herbert A.
Being a collection of easy and useful sentences in the Mandarin dialect with a vocabulary. Fifth and revised edition. Shanghai : Kelly & Walsh, 1901. Octavo, lettered papered boards, cloth spine, pp. [viii]; 67, text in Chinese and English, a few pencil annotations, but a good copy. Scarce.