[GHANA. NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL]
Nkrumah’s subversion in Africa : documentary evidence of Nkrumah’s interference in the affairs of other African states.
[Accra : Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, 1966]. Quarto, original maroon buckram over boards (lightly rubbed), the upper board with stamped outline map of Africa and lettering including the first part of the title and the statement :’The tragedy of Africa is wrought by those who preach brotherhood while plotting the downfall of others’; an …
[COLONY OF VICTORIA]
Victoria. Special Lands Purchase. [To George Russell, in the County of Grant, Parish of Burtwarrah. May, 1862. Signed by Governor Barkly].
Lithograph printed document with manuscript entries on parchment, 330 x 445 mm, recording the purchase of 160 acres of Crown land in the Parish of Burtwarrah, northwest of Geelong, by George Russell of Shelford, sold at public auction at Geelong on 11 April 1862; the document is dated 10 May 1862 and is signed at …
CICERO, Marcus Tullius (106 - 43 B.C.)
ex recensione Ioannis Georgi Graevii cum ejusdem animadversionibus, et notis integris Francisci Hottomanni, Dionysii Lambini, Fulvii Ursinii, Pauli Manutii ac selectis aliorum. Amstelodami [Amsterdam] : P. & I. Blaeu, 1699. Octavo, six volumes, full plain vellum, manuscript titles to spines, bookplate to pastedowns, various pagination, copperplate frontispiece to volume 1, ornamental headpieces and initials; a fine …
[Habana?] : Imprenta Nacional de Cuba, [between 1960 and 1980]. Oblong folio (280 x 350 mm), original pictorial wrappers (old vertical fold),  pp, all black-and-white cartoon illustrations; clean throughout. A children’s colouring book with anti-American political cartoons, published by the Cuban revolutionary government. “Las caricaturas que aparecen en este libro están tomadas de nuestra …
Prepared under the auspices of the Council of International Affairs, Nanking. Shanghai : Kelly & Walsh, 1937. Octavo, paper wrappers with pasted on title (rubbed to spine), pp. [vi]; 112, internally clean. Concerns the Japanese invasion of Manchuria.
[New York? San Francisco?] : United Nations, 10 June 1945. Quarto, spiral bound, original printed blue wrappers, the personal copy of Edward R. Stettinius, junior, Chairman of the Delegation of the United States of America, his card clipped to the upper wrapper;  pp, all black-and-white photographic illustrations with captions; contents fine. A very early and scarce …
SOONG Mei-Ling (Madame Chiang Kai-shek) (1897-2003)
In 1943 China’s First Lady, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, conducted a speaking tour of the United States to lobby support for the Chinese Nationalists’ war effort against the invading Imperial Japanese Army. This archive, compiled by her secretary, V.K. Kwong, provides a comprehensive record of Madame Chiang’s private and public engagements during this tour, including the …
ELLIOT, Charles (1801-1875)
The officer deputed by the Commissioner, and the Keun Min Foo, having caused certain notices to be publicly placarded at Macao, inciting British merchants, commanders, and Seamen to disregard the lawful injunctions of the Undersigned, he has this day transmitted to those Authorities the accompanying declaration. A copy of the same will be submitted to …
SHUCK, Jehu Lewis (1812-1863)
Portfolio Chinensis : or, A collection of authentic Chinese state papers illustrative of the history of the present position of affairs in China.
With a translation, notes and introduction. Macao : Printed by the Translator at the New Washington Press of F. F. de Cruz, 1840. Octavo, marbled paper wrappers; discrete private collection stamp of G.D. Musso to title page, pp xvi, 191; most of the Chinese is printed from woodblocks, with one edict by Governor Lin Tse-hsu …
NYE, Gideon (1812-1888)
The memorable year : of the war in China ; the mutiny in India ; the opening up of the resources of Siam ;
the projected movement upon Cochin-China ; and the monetary crisis in Europe and America ; being a record of periodical reflections and comments elicited by the course of events in the East, with incidental notices of political and commercial affairs in the West and some special papers upon political and geographical topics of the period …
MAYBON, Charles B.; FREDET, Jean
Paris : Plon, 1929. Edition of 132 copies, this being one of 75 unnumbered hors commerce examples on Hollande Van Gelder paper. Quarto, publisher’s brown cloth covered boards (lightly marked), upper board uniquely lettered in blind in black and red to include the name of the presentee ‘The Shanghai Mercury, Ltd.’, spine lettered in black, …
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 …
NYE, Gideon (1812-1888)
Peking the goal, the sole hope of peace : a lecture delivered before the Canton community on the evening of April 14th 1873.
Also titled: Peking the goal, the sole hope of peace. Comprising an inquiry into the origin of the pretension of universal supremacy by China and into the causes of the first war: with incidents of the imprisonment of the foreign community and of the first campaign of Canton. 1841. Canton : s.n., 1873. Small quarto, original …
NYE, Gideon (1812-1888)
including notices of some strictures by reviewers of the former ; and indications of the salient points of the latter, down to the Treaty of Nanking … … Canton : [s.n.], 1875. Large octavo, original printed wrappers (brittle and chipped, paper loss along spine, upper wrapper with repair), pp , 26, -68, ; internally clean and …
HOOVER, John Edgar
Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1941. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 40, illustrated. Discussion of the Bureau’s forensic techniques by the Director.
STOUT, Sir Robert
Public education in New Zealand : a speech delivered by the Hon. Sir Robert Stout, Minister of Education, in the House of Representatives, June 18, 1886.
Wellington : Government Printer, 1886. Octavo, printed blue wrappers (chipped), pp. 28, two large folding maps showing public schools in the North and South Islands.