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 …
NEWELL, J. E. (James Edward)
(by J.E. Newell). O le lomiga fou, 1904. Sydney, NSW : William Brooks & Co., Ltd., 1904. “Printed for the Samoan District Committee of the London Missionary Society, May, 1901. Revised 1904. Third edition.” Octavo, original cloth-backed printed papered boards (rubbed and stained; original owner’s name F. W. Hunt to upper board; substantial loss of …
MEADOWS, Thomas Taylor (1815-1868)
Canton : S. Wells Williams, 1849. Octavo, contemporary wrappers pasted over the original printed wrappers, spine with early manuscript title ‘Manchu Language’, sewn as issued, the Sir Thomas Phillipps copy inscribed “MHC” and with shelf-mark in ink on inside of upper cover, 1 leaf with the title in Manchu and Chinese, printed on yellow paper, facing the English title, …
MOTT, John R. (Raleigh) (1865-1955)
/ na Dr. J. R. Mott i tuhituhi ; na Pererika H. Peneha i whakamaori. Ki te hiahia tetahi tangata ki etahi me tuku mai ia te toru kapa mo te kape kotahi ; i te hereni mo nga ono kape, ki a Rev. F.H. Spencer, Whanganui. Gisborne, N.Z. : Na Te Wiremu Hapata i …
[BARRY, Sir Redmond]
Melbourne : Masterman, Printer, Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, 1867. Only edition in English. Octavo, original printed green wrappers (some chipping to the edges, pale water stain and foxing to fore edge), sewn, pp xiv, , 6 large format tables of vocabulary (each folding to 460 x 580 mm, in fine condition), an excellent copy. Ferguson notes …
[Sydney, N.S.W. : Jones, Printer, Bridge Street, c.1833]. Broadsheet, 450 x 390 mm, letterpress printed; old horizontal and vertical crease, pale foxing, a very good example. Text in English and Māori. A rare broadside printed around 1833 by William Jones of Bridge Street, Sydney, for use in Church Missionary Society schools. It is a lesson …
KANGXI, Emperor of China (1654-1722); BALLER, F. W. (translator)
Shanghai : American Presbyterian Mission Press, 1907. Second edition, revised. Octavo, half calf over pebbled cloth (scuffed), contrasting Morocco title labels lettered in gilt, marbled edges, pp. viii; 216, internally clean, a very good copy. The Sacred edict (Shengyu) is a series of maxims for proper conduct issued by the Kangxi emperor in 1670. This …
British and Foreign Bible Society.
[NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Buki tabu lowaenei : Nugana, Si apwesa, Loina, Ruta, Esiteri, Salamo, Isaia, Iona.
[=Old Testament. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Ruth, Esther, Psalms, Isaiah, and Jonah in Dobu]. London : British and Foreign Bible Society, 1919. Octavo (210 x 140 mm), original limp black roan, spine titled in gilt, 361 pp; a fine copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the front free-endpaper. Dobu (or …
[Āl Inḍiyā Muḥammadan Inglo Oriyanṭal Ejūkeshnal Kānfarans]
Delhi : Maktaba-e-Mujtabaee, 1911. A pair of broadsides summarizing proceedings at the All-India Muslim Educational Conference, held at Nagpur in December 1911. Two folio sheets, each 500 x 320 mm, both lithographically printed recto only; text in Urdu in Arabic script; original folds, some light foxing, otherwise fine condition.
British and Foreign Bible Society. Commonwealth of Australia Council
[NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Iesu Keriso nimo buaraigo gedaro nimo kowitorai dubu nou wade overa : Mataio ra Mareko ra Luka ra Ioane nei tau giuwodoirumo
[=”The four Gospels in Kiwai, Fly Delta, Papua”]. [Sydney?] : Commonwealth of Australia Council of the British & Foreign Bible Society, 1947. Duodecimo, original dark green cloth over boards, spine stamped in gilt and with ‘KIWAI Gospels’ in ms. in white ink, pp iii, 393; endpapers with offsetting, but a fine copy; from The Papuan Collection …
British New Guinea. Administrator.
At head of title: 1890. Queensland. Brisbane : James C. Beal, Government Printer, 1890. Foolscap folio (330 mm), string bound, pp 168, with 3 lithographed plates (including profile of the Victor Emanuel Range and tribal designs) and 6 large folding maps at rear; Appendix X, Native Dialects (117-168) contains several important vocabularies of indigenous languages; …
TERRITORY OF PAPUA AND NEW GUINEA. Department of Education.
[Port Moresby?] : Territory of Papua and New Guinea, Department of Education, 1953. Koriki Reader No. 1. Koriki Dialect of the Purari Language. Square octavo (200 x 170 mm), printed wrappers, staples (rusted), pp. 20, roneo printed, line illustrations throughout; a clean copy. Koriki Reader No. 2. Koriki Dialect of the Purari Language. Quarto (265 …
HAIDARI, A. Khan
“Urdu Manuscript” : A guide to the reading and writing of Urdu script used in books, newspapers and letters etc.
Delhi : Haidari’s Oriental Book Depot, 1933-34. Third edition. Octavo, lettered wrappers (bottom corners dog-eared, paper splits along spine), pp. 112; text in Urdu and English; contents very good. A series of lessons in Shikasta, the running hand of Urdu, designed for officers studying for the Higher Standard Examination in British India.
TOBAR, Jérôme (1855-1917)
Chang-hai [Shanghai] : Imprimerie de la Mission Catholique, 1900. First edition. Series: Variétés sinologiques. no. 17. Octavo, yellow buckram over boards, pp vi, 111, [i]; with 2 folding plates and 5 folding facsimiles of inscriptions; clean throughout, a very good ex-library copy, the first and last leaves with stamps of the Hartford Theological Seminary, pastedowns …
München ; Newcastle (U.K.) : LINCOM Europa, 1994. Series: Languages of the world / Materials 31. Octavo (210 x 145 mm), printed yellow wrappers, pp 48, ; a fine copy. From The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the title page. ‘Saliba is an Austronesian, Western Oceanic language which is spoken by …
London Missionary Society. Papua District Committee.
Sydney : London Missionary Society, Australia and New Zealand Committee (Issued by authority of the Papua District Committee), 1946. First edition. Octavo, printed textured paper wrappers, pp 28, illustrated with b/w line drawings, a very good copy. Text in Roro. Roro is an Austronesian language spoken by three tribal groups on the New Guinea mainland …