Tourism

  • # 15593

Maker unknown.

Fiji before Civilization … Dawn of Civilization … Advance of Civilization … Glorious Result of Civilization

    # 15593

    Maker unknown.

    Fiji before Civilization … Dawn of Civilization … Advance of Civilization … Glorious Result of Civilization

    [Crystal Palace, London : Machinery Department, c.1879]. Cotton handkerchief, 570 x 580 mm, lithograph printed in brown and red; old fold lines and some insignificant toning and spotting; a very well preserved example. These satirical cotton handkerchiefs lampooning the effects of the introduction of Western civilisation into a “primitive” society in the South Seas were printed in colour in the machinery …

  • # 15381

GAUTHIER, Lucien (1875-1921)

Taïti

    # 15381

    GAUTHIER, Lucien (1875-1921)

    Taïti

    [Papeete?] : L. Gauthier, [c.1910]. Oblong quarto, original pictorial wrappers with photographic onlay to front, original silk ties, pp [2 text], [12] leaves of plates with 31 photographs by Lucien Gauthier, and Art Nouveau-style colour illustrations by Ed. Rocher; a very good copy of a stunningly designed publication.

  • # 15218

WINSTEDT, R. O.

Malayan memories

    # 15218

    WINSTEDT, R. O.

    Malayan memories

    With illustrations by Dorothea A. H. Aldworth. Singapore : Kelly and Walsh, 1916. Quarto, papered boards with pictorial onlay (a little worn at edges, paper collection label to spine), pp. 81, illustrated with colour plates. A fine copy, rarely found thus.

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    # 15334

    SARKIES BROS.

    Seaview Hotel Singapore. The Seaside Resort of Malaya. Tennis Golf Swimming Dancing Open Air Cinema. Fully up-to-date with every modern convenience.

    [Singapore : Sarkies Bros., c.1925]. Single sheet, 300 x 300 mm, folding to 300 x 100 mm, pictorial cover in colour, with 6 photographic views of the Hotel; short tears at the edges of the folds, otherwise very good. An exquisitely designed brochure for the luxurious Seaview Hotel. The owners, Sarkies Bros., were also the proprietors …

  • # 15577

DENNYS, N[icholas] B[elfield] (? - 1900)

Notes for tourists in the north of China

    # 15577

    DENNYS, N[icholas] B[elfield] (? - 1900)

    Notes for tourists in the north of China

    Hong Kong : printed by A. Shortrede & Co., 1866. Octavo, marbled papered boards (rubbed), gilt lettered morocco label to spine, pp [vi]; 61; [blank]; v, folding lithographed plans of Peking and the ‘Prohibited City’ (Forbidden City) with original colour, large folding map on rice paper of the road from Tungchow to Peking; lithographed map …

  • # 15505

HURLEY, R. C.

Handbook to Canton, Macao and the West River

    # 15505

    HURLEY, R. C.

    Handbook to Canton, Macao and the West River

    Hong Kong : Hong Kong, Canton & Macao Steam-Boat Company Limited, and China Navigation Company, Limited, printed at the “Hongkong Telegraph” Office, 1900. Narrow folio, printed decorative wrappers, pp v; 28; xxv (advertisements). A fine copy of a rare guide book.

  • # 15339

Bill of fare. Grand Hotel L’d, Yokohama, Japan

    # 15339

    Bill of fare. Grand Hotel L’d, Yokohama, Japan

    Louis Eppinger, Manager. Yokohama : Grand Hotel, 1902. Quarto, chromolithograph sheet, folded, pp. [4], printed dinner menu for Wednesday, Sept. 24th, 1902, wine list, musical programme. Charming illustrated menu from one of Yokohama’s leading hotels.

  • # 15337

Follow the sun to Fiji

    # 15337

    Follow the sun to Fiji

    Suva : Fiji Tourist Bureau, c. 1949. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (light central crease), pp. [12], illustrated. A wonderful vintage tourist’s guide to Fiji with many illustrations.

  • # 15304

A traveller’s diary to Paradise Isles. The loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean.

    # 15304

    A traveller’s diary to Paradise Isles. The loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean.

    Honolulu : The Direct Way Service, 1926. Third edition. Oblong duodecimo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 96, previous owner’s label inside front wrapper, a very good copy. Charming art deco designed tourist brochure for Hawaii with numerous photographs and advertisements.

  • # 15309

James Boring’s second annual summer cruise to Iceland, land of midnight sun; Norway’s fjords; Scandinavia’s capitals, Scotland (with stopover), sailing from New York June 29, 1929 on specially chartered White Star Line S. S. Calgaric
  • # 15647

Hong Kong

    # 15647

    Hong Kong

    Hong Kong : Hong Kong Government Relations Office, [1953]. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, folding with maps verso, pp. 48, illustrated. Scarce.

  • # 15308

DHARAN, K. N.

Shopping and sight-seeing in Singapore

    # 15308

    DHARAN, K. N.

    Shopping and sight-seeing in Singapore

    Singapore : Space and Purpose, 1958. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 50, illustrations. Tourist booklet.

  • # 15307

Welcome to Hong Kong

    # 15307

    Welcome to Hong Kong

    Hong Kong : Servicemen’s Guides, 1954. Octavo, folding map printed in red and black, a couple of pen annotations.

  • # 15375

Hyogo Prefecture and City of Kobe. Panama-Pacific International Exposition 1915

    # 15375

    Hyogo Prefecture and City of Kobe. Panama-Pacific International Exposition 1915

    Kobe : Hyogo Prefecture Exhibitors’ Association,1915. Duodecimo, Japanese crepe paper wrappers, string bound, folding maps and charts (miscreased), pp. 82, advertisements.

  • # 15371

Raffles Hotel, Singapore

    # 15371

    Raffles Hotel, Singapore

    s.l. : s.n. : c. 1925. Oblong duodecimo, printed wrappers, stringbound, folding map of Singapore, pp. 20, photographic illustrations. Scarce tourist brochure from the legendary hotel opened by the Armenian Sarkie brothers in 1887.

  • # 15330

FANNING, L. S.

Sunny Nelson

    # 15330

    FANNING, L. S.

    Sunny Nelson

    A description of the advantages of Nelson city and province for happy residence – for healthful pleasure – for prosperity. Nelson : Nelson Advancement Society, 1915. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, pp. 54; [6], a fine copy.

  • # 15384

NARA HOTEL

Nara and its vicinity

    # 15384

    NARA HOTEL

    Nara and its vicinity

    Nara, Japan : Nara Hotel, [1932]. Narrow octavo, pictorial wrappers, 46 pp, fold out maps, illustrations; a fine copy.

  • # 15338

E.P.N.G. Murray River Annual 1948

    # 15338

    E.P.N.G. Murray River Annual 1948

    Mildura : Elliott Provincial Newspaper Group, 1948. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, (a little worn), pp. 60, illustrated.

  • # 15366

New South Wales (Australia). A handbook of information for tourists, migrants, traders, investors and others.

    # 15366

    New South Wales (Australia). A handbook of information for tourists, migrants, traders, investors and others.

    Sydney : Henry Tennant, Government Printer, c. 1950. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 100, illustrations. Substantial government issued tourist brochure.

  • # 15364

North to the Pilbara

    # 15364

    North to the Pilbara

    Perth : Jack Edmonds, c. 1980s. Oblong quarto, self-wrappers, pp. 28, photographic illustrations.

  • # 15362

Official programme of entertainment. Visit of United States Fleet to Auckland, N.Z., August 9th to 15th, 1908.

    # 15362

    Official programme of entertainment. Visit of United States Fleet to Auckland, N.Z., August 9th to 15th, 1908.

    Auckland : Wilson & Gorton Printers, 1908. Narrow octavo, lithographed wrappers (rubbed) with kiwi and hei tiki emblems, pp. 8, colour maps, a very good copy.

  • # 15378

Visit Kuala Lumpur. Economic holidays by Malayan Railway.

    # 15378

    Visit Kuala Lumpur. Economic holidays by Malayan Railway.

    Kuala Lumpur : Malayan Railway Administration, c. 1950. Tourist brochure, folding, 4 double sided panels, illustrations. Mint copy.

  • # 15376

Macau : Garden city of the Orient

    # 15376

    Macau : Garden city of the Orient

    Macau : Centro de Informacao e Turismo, c. 1975. Folding tourist brochure, illustrated.

  • Rare Books, Tourism

    # 15372

    Greetings from Bombay

    Santa Cruz, Bombay : Frank T. Cooper, c. 1920. Oblong duodecimo, printed wrappers, pp. 24, photographic illustrations. Fine condition. Scarce tourist brochure.

  • # 15385

INDIA. STATE RAILWAYS DEPARTMENT.

Budh Gaya

    # 15385

    INDIA. STATE RAILWAYS DEPARTMENT.

    Budh Gaya

    s.l. : Government of India, State Railways Department, [c.1930]. Narrow folio, folding to 245 x 115 mm, pictorial wrappers, 10 pp, illustrations, folding map; a very good copy. A scarce early tourist guide to Budh Gaya, “the most famous and most interesting of all sacred sites of the Buddhists.” (p.1)

  • [NOVELTY CARD] Best wishes from Lord Howe Island
VALENTINE PUBLISHING CO. PTY. LTD.
# 14918

    # 14918

    VALENTINE PUBLISHING CO. PTY. LTD.

    [NOVELTY CARD] Best wishes from Lord Howe Island

    Sydney & Melbourne : Valentine Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd., [c.1955]. Chromolithograph postcard, 140 x 80 mm, the design on front dated “1955” at lower right; with lift-up flap containing a concertina fold-out with 11 b/w photographic views of Lord Howe Island; the card has a handwritten message verso and is in fine condition.

  • The Alice : centre of the outback
# 14870

    # 14870

    The Alice : centre of the outback

    [Cover title]. Alice Springs, N.T. : Northern Territory Administration, 1972. Large octavo, publisher's pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with street map), staple bound, 20 pp, b/w photographic illustrations; a very good copy. A guide for prospective residents, including sections on Aborigines; flora and faunahousing; employment; education; churches; community activities, etc.  

  • Your guide to Darwin.
# 14876

    # 14876

    Your guide to Darwin.

    [Darwin] Palmerston Printers, [1978]. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (sunned; light vertical crease); 36 pp, illustrations, maps. Two copies are recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia; Northern Territory Library)

  • # 15340

Earthquake pictorial edition. Part one

    # 15340

    Earthquake pictorial edition. Part one

    Osaka : Osaka Mainichi, 1923. Oblong folio, lettered wrappers (creased), silt ribbon ties, photographic illustrations of the devastation caused by the 1923 earthquake.

  • # 15377

Panoramic views of Wellington New Zealand.

    # 15377

    Panoramic views of Wellington New Zealand.

    S.l. : s.n. : c. 1920. Oblong folio, printed wrappers, ribbon bound, 18 black and white photographic panoramas of the capital.

  • # 15342

Brisbane. Australia’s sunshine capital

    # 15342

    Brisbane. Australia’s sunshine capital

    Brisbane : Jackson & O’Sullivan (printers), c. 1930. Oblong quarto, pp. [32], photographic plates, pictorial wrappers, string tie, name to front wrapper, short tear to lower wrapper and the margins of several pages.

  • Peking North China South Manchuria and Korea. With maps, plans and illustrations.
[THOMAS COOK & SON]
# 14662

    # 14662

    [THOMAS COOK & SON]

    Peking North China South Manchuria and Korea. With maps, plans and illustrations.

    Cover title: Cook's Guide to Peking, North China, South Manchuria, Korea. Shanghai : Thomas Cook & Son, 1924. Fifth edition. Octavo, publisher's printed green cloth (slightly marked), front pastedown with original owner's inscription in pencil (Shanghai travels), 143 pp + advertisements (mild foxing to outer leaves), includes index, 3 folding maps: Railway and steamship connections …

  • E. & A. Line illustrated handbook to the East : Australia, Manila, China, Japan
EASTERN & AUSTRALIAN STEAMSHIP COMPANY; LORCK, W. (editor)
# 14608

    # 14608

    EASTERN & AUSTRALIAN STEAMSHIP COMPANY; LORCK, W. (editor)

    E. & A. Line illustrated handbook to the East : Australia, Manila, China, Japan

    : including trips to America and Europe / edited by W. Lorck. Sydney : Edward Lee & Co. [for The Eastern and Australian Steamship Company], 1904. “Edition de luxe” (p. xv). Large octavo, original cloth boards with pictorial onlay to upper board (rubbed), spine lettered in pen 'Handbook to the East', hinges weakened, pp xviii, …

  • King’s Cross calling
BREWSTER, H.D.; LUTHER, Virginia (illustrator)
# 14243

    # 14243

    BREWSTER, H.D.; LUTHER, Virginia (illustrator)

    King’s Cross calling

    Sydney, NSW : H.C. Brewster, [1945]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (lightly foxed, chipped at head and tail of spine) featuring a design by Rosaleen Norton, title page and last leaf with off-setting and foxing, 128 pp, illustrated with sketches by Virginia Luther. The scarce first edition of this self-published book on Sydney's famous bohemian and …

  • Official record of the Centennial International Exhibition, Melbourne, 1888 - 1889,
# 14509

    # 14509

    Official record of the Centennial International Exhibition, Melbourne, 1888 – 1889,

    Containing a sketch of the industrial and economic progress of the Australasian Colonies during the first century of their existence: and of the exhibition held in Melbourne, Victoria, to commemorate the close of that period: also records of the manner in which the work of the different sections of the exhibition was carried out, the …

  • From Salt Lake City to San Francisco Bay via the Western Pacific Railway
Van Noy Inter-State Co.
# 14335

    # 14335

    Van Noy Inter-State Co.

    From Salt Lake City to San Francisco Bay via the Western Pacific Railway

    Consisting of twenty-five views in eleven colours. Salt Lake City : Van Noy Inter-State Co., c. 1920. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers (corners worn, spine split), 25 photographic plates, text. 

  • Art photos of New Zealand : 18 exquisite photos of famous beauty spots in N.Z.
THOMAS PRINGLE
# 14139

    # 14139

    THOMAS PRINGLE

    Art photos of New Zealand : 18 exquisite photos of famous beauty spots in N.Z.

    [Wellington, N.Z. : Thos. Pringle, c.1907]. Oblong quarto, original cloth backed and ribbon-tied card covers with onlaid photogravure illustration (front with small stain and tiny amount of paper loss at lower corner), containing [12] leaves with tipped-in toned photogravure process photographic plates, printed captions, each plate 180 x 230 mm (6 of the 12 plates …

  • [Cruise] Direct Line Between London & New Zealand via Panama Canal
# 14029

    # 14029

    [Cruise] Direct Line Between London & New Zealand via Panama Canal

    London : Shaw Savill & Albion Co., c1925. Folded quarto sheet, creased with very minor tears, wrapper illustrated with black and white plate of steam ship. Provides information on fares and destinations, including Australian and New Zealand berths, and terms of travel.

  • New Zealand Railways Illustrated
# 14028

    # 14028

    New Zealand Railways Illustrated

    Auckland : Publicity Branch, New Zealand Railways, c. 1938, Second edition. Oblong quarto, scarlet pictorial wrappers (some sunning to right edge, minor cracking on spine), staple bound, 64pp. Illustrated with 64 full colour lithographic plates including images of Maori dancers and maps of the North and South islands.

  • [VICTORIA] Bradshaw’s Guide.
BRADSHAW'S GUIDE TO VICTORIA
# 14000

    # 14000

    BRADSHAW'S GUIDE TO VICTORIA

    [VICTORIA] Bradshaw’s Guide.

    [Melbourne] : Stillwell & Co., printers & publishers, [between 1900 and 1910]. Broadsheet, 500 x 310 mm, printed recto only in red and black ink; original horizontal folds; foxed and with tearing and loss to the edges. The famous Bradshaw's series of railway timetables and travel guide books were first issued in London in 1839 …

  • Bradshaw’s Guide. Almanac for 1913
BRADSHAW'S GUIDE TO VICTORIA
# 13998

    # 13998

    BRADSHAW'S GUIDE TO VICTORIA

    Bradshaw’s Guide. Almanac for 1913

    Melbourne : Stillwell & Co., printers, [1912]. Broadsheet, 500 x 310 mm, printed recto only in black ink; original horizontal fold; several edge tears, text complete. The famous Bradshaw's series of railway timetables and travel guide books were first issued in London in 1839 and continued in publication up until 1961.

  • Bradshaw’s Guide. Almanac for 1907
BRADSHAW'S GUIDE TO VICTORIA
# 13997

    # 13997

    BRADSHAW'S GUIDE TO VICTORIA

    Bradshaw’s Guide. Almanac for 1907

    Melbourne : Stillwell & Co., printers, [1906]. Broadsheet, 500 x 310 mm, printed recto only in black ink; original horizontal fold; short tear right of centre with small loss of text, otherwise good. The famous Bradshaw's series of railway timetables and travel guide books were first issued in London in 1839 and continued in publication …

  • Bradshaw’s Guide. Calendar for 1907
BRADSHAW'S GUIDE TO VICTORIA
# 13996

    # 13996

    BRADSHAW'S GUIDE TO VICTORIA

    Bradshaw’s Guide. Calendar for 1907

    Melbourne : Stillwell & Co., printers, [1906]. Broadsheet, 435 x 270 mm, printed recto only in blue ink; original horizontal fold; upper and lower right corners dog-eared, otherwise good.  The famous Bradshaw's series of railway timetables and travel guide books were first issued in London in 1839 and continued in publication up until 1961. 

  • Illustrated handbook of Victoria, Australia. Colonial and Indian Exhibition, London, 1886.
THOMSON, James; Victoria. Royal Commission of Victoria.
# 13904

    # 13904

    THOMSON, James; Victoria. Royal Commission of Victoria.

    Illustrated handbook of Victoria, Australia. Colonial and Indian Exhibition, London, 1886.

    Melbourne : J. Ferres, Government Printer, 1886. Quarto, card wrappers (edges worn), cloth spine,  108 pp, folding map and [70] leaves of plates (including Victorian wineries), some folding, contents clean and sound.

  • Sixth revised pamphlet on the port and district of Cairns, North Queensland, Australia
Cairns Harbour Board
# 13815

    # 13815

    Cairns Harbour Board

    Sixth revised pamphlet on the port and district of Cairns, North Queensland, Australia

    Cairns : Cairns Post, 1933. Octavo, printed wrappers (with colour maps), pp. 100, maps, photographic plates, a fine copy. Rare.

  • Hawaii in a (coco) nutshell
ARMITAGE, George T.
# 13754

    # 13754

    ARMITAGE, George T.

    Hawaii in a (coco) nutshell

    Honolulu : Hawaiian Service, 1944. Folio, printed wrappers, diecut in the shape of a coconut, pp. 48, illustrated. A charming illustrated guide to Hawaii, a few years after the bombing of Pearl Harbour. 

  • “Make your destination South Pacific”
# 13804

    # 13804

    “Make your destination South Pacific”

    Pomotional display stand, 455 x 280 mm (folded), four card panels, extending to 1120 mm wide when opened, printed in colour, showing photographic scenes from Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Samoa. Scenes include traditional practices and ceremonies for the tourist market. Probably designed for a tourism operator, circa 1965. Kitsch and ephemeral.

  • [NEW ZEALAND] Picture alphabet of nations of the world
# 13298

    # 13298

    [NEW ZEALAND] Picture alphabet of nations of the world

    London ; Edinburgh : Thomas Nelson & Sons, [1874]. Quarto, original pictorial wrappers (a little darkened and with light handling wear), [8] leaves, comprising 4 full-page chromolithographic plates, each with depictions of six different people types; accompanying text on the facing pages in the form of a rhyming couplet for each illustration; the portraits include …

  • [MAP] Trans-Australian Railway : across the continent
COMMONWEALTH RAILWAYS
# 13277

    # 13277

    COMMONWEALTH RAILWAYS

    [MAP] Trans-Australian Railway : across the continent

    [Melbourne?] : Commonwealth Railways, [1960?]. Single sheet, 180 x 720 mm, folding to form [8] pp, 180 x 180 mm, one side contains a spectacular 4 panel map of the route from Port Pirie to Kalgoorlie; the reverse side with colour illustrations, and accompanying text, including a brief history of the Trans-Australian Railway; a fine …

  • Aberdeen, Blue Funnel, White Star service from England to Australia. Schedule for 1927-28
ABERDEEN LINE; BLUE FUNNEL LINE; WHITE STAR LINE.
# 13085

    # 13085

    ABERDEEN LINE; BLUE FUNNEL LINE; WHITE STAR LINE.

    Aberdeen, Blue Funnel, White Star service from England to Australia. Schedule for 1927-28

    Single sheet folding to [4] pp, 280 x 225 mm, vignette illustrations of the house flags of the three shipping companies, with calendar of sailings and explanation of fares for first class, cabin class and third class passengers; original folds, in very good condition.