E. C. BRIDGMAN MAPS
New York : The Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, circa 1900. Map, printed in colour on cotton, measures 32″ x 48″ (82 x 122 cm), old folds as issued, fine condition. Map showing the Presbyterian missions of the world, with a concentration of activity in China, India and Japan. The newly built Trans-Siberian Railway is …
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO, Saint
Paris : Badius Ascensius, 1515 (colophon). Folio, ff. [viii], CCLXII,  (lacking last blank); title-page within a large historiated woodcut border enclosing the printer’s device, many criblé initials throughout; a few minute pinhead wormholes scattered through the second part, a slightly larger one in quire f (not impairing legibility); in a contemporary Cambridge binding by …
SELWYN, John Richardson, Bishop (1844-1898), et al.
At head of title: Melanesian Mission. Ludlow, U.K. : C. A. Partridge, printer and bookbinder … [for The Melanesian Mission], 1889. Octavo, original printed wrappers with vignette illustration (detached and with light staining), 57,  pp, double-page map at centre, inside lower wrapper with ‘A Prayer for the Melanesian Mission’; printed on letterpress. Journal of …
POLAND, W. (Wilhelm) (1866-1955)
[HOPE VALE MISSION, CAPE YORK] Die Arbeit der Neuen-Dettelsauer Mission in Australien : aus meinem Privat-und Missionsleben im nördlichen Queensland.
Lose Blätter. 3. Heft. [=The work of the Neuen-Dettelsauer Mission in Australia: from my private and mission life in North Queensland]. Nürnberg, Germany : Druchereigenoffenschaft “Noris”, 1907. First edition. Series: Neuendettelsauer Missionshauses ; nr. 11. Octavo (205 x 135 mm), original pictorial yellow wrappers (upper wrapper foxed and detached, as is the title page), pp …
A new family prayer-book, containing the Book of Common Prayer and administration of the Sacrament with the rites and ceremonies of the Church of England;
together with the Psalter or Psalms of David; the Companion to the Altar and new version of Psalms. Winchester : printed by J. Wilkes, and sold by W. Nicoll, St. Paul’s Church Yard, London, 1784. Second edition. Octavo, finely bound Harleian-style in full red morocco (edges a little rubbed, lower joint slightly cracked, but sound), …
HILDERSAM, Arthur (1563 - 1632); HILDERSAM, Samuel
London : Printed by George Miller for Edward Brewster at his shop at the great North doore of Pauls at the signe of the Bible, MDCXXXV . First edition. Small folio, polished calf, ruled in blind, expertly rebacked with new spine and headbands, endpapers replaced, engraved title page with minor paper restoration to margin, dedication …
A prayer to be used every day next after the prayer in time of war and tumults, in all cathedral, collegiate, and parochial churches and chapels throughout England and Ireland, during the war.
London : George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1803. Quarto, pp. 4, single sheet, folded, a little worn. Ephemeral religious printing praising the English armed forces during the Napoleonic Wars.
Bible Society of Papua New Guinea
[The Book of Genesis and Exodus I-XXIV in Hiri (Police) Motu]. Lae, P.N.G. : Bible Society in Papua New Guinea, 1973. Octavo, pictorial stiff wrappers, pp 200, with numerous line-drawn illustrations; first and last leaves lightly foxed, else internally clean and sound, a good copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to …
BROWN, Herbert A. (translator)
London : British and Foreign Bible Society, . (Printed in Rabaul, New Britain, at the Methodist Mission Press). First edition. Octavo (180 x 120 mm), pictorial card covers, 151 pp, with line-drawn illustrations; a fine copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the front free-endpaper. Toaripi, or East Elema, is a Trans-New Guinea language …
CHURCH OF ENGLAND
London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1905. Duodecimo (165 x 107 mm), original black-lettered red cloth over boards (rubbed and marked), 64 pp; text in Mukawa; contents clean throughout, a good copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the front pastedown. Mukawa (or Are) is an Austronesian language still …
CATHOLIC MISSION (ALEXISHAFEN, PAPUA)
[NEW GUINEA] Buk bilong beten end singsing bilong ol katolik : prayer book and hymnal for Catholic natives of New Guinea.
Alexishafen [Papua] : Catholic Mission Press, 1937. First edition. Duodecimo (165 x 110 mm), original olive green cloth over boards (spine faded), upper board with black crucifix decoration, illustrated frontispiece, pp viii, 88, 56, ; with music notation; text in Pidgin (Tok Pisin); a very good copy, from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), …
NAVARRE, Louis-Andre (1836-1912)
[MISSIONS; NEW GUINEA] Handbook for Missionaries of the Sacred Heart working among the natives of Papua New Guinea
/ Andre Navarre ; translated by Sister Sheila Larkin … with an introduction by J.F. McMahon. Kensington [N.S.W.] : Chevalier Press, 1987. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp vi, 85; a good copy. A translation of Manuel des Missionaries du Sacre-Coeur parmi les sauvages (Yule Island : Catholic Mission, 1896).
London Missionary Society. Australian and New Zealand Committee
“Selected passages from the Old Testament in the Motu language of Papua, translated and illustrated by members of the staff of the London Missionary Society and published by the Australian and New Zealand Committee for the Papua District Committee” (title page verso). Sydney : London Missionary Society, 1950. Octavo (180 x 120 mm), printed green …
[NEW GUINEA] Buki tapwaroro : tapwaroro ‘ana eonai, tapwaroro ‘ana wari ‘ena Dobu = Dobuan catechism and hymn book.
East Cape, via Samarai, Papua : Methodist Mission Press, 1952. Octavo (185 x 125 mm), original cloth backed printed papered boards, string bound, title page with early ownership inscription of G. H. Young, 175 pp; a superb copy, from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the front pastedown. Two earlier editions …
NEWTON, Henry, Bishop
[NEW GUINEA] Ekalesia ana giu viegana : lectures on the teaching of the church in the Wedau language, Papua, British New Guinea.
London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1930. Octavo (188 x 125 mm), publisher’s black-lettered brown cloth (silverfish trails), 189 pp;some insignificant water staining to edges of first and last few leaves, else internally clean and sound; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to front free-endpaper, along with original owner’s name …
British and Foreign Bible Society.
[=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 …