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 …
GAUTHIER, Lucien (1875-1921)
[Papeete?] : L. Gauthier, [c.1910]. Oblong quarto, original pictorial wrappers with photographic onlay to front, original silk ties, pp [2 text],  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.
WINSTEDT, R. O.
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.
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 …
DENNYS, N[icholas] B[elfield] (? - 1900)
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 …
HURLEY, R. C.
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.
Louis Eppinger, Manager. Yokohama : Grand Hotel, 1902. Quarto, chromolithograph sheet, folded, pp. , printed dinner menu for Wednesday, Sept. 24th, 1902, wine list, musical programme. Charming illustrated menu from one of Yokohama’s leading hotels.
Suva : Fiji Tourist Bureau, c. 1949. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (light central crease), pp. , illustrated. A wonderful vintage tourist’s guide to Fiji with many illustrations.
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.
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
New York : James Boring Travel Service, 1929. Octavo, spectacular art deco printed wrappers, pp. 48, photographs.
Hong Kong : Hong Kong Government Relations Office, . Octavo, illustrated wrappers, folding with maps verso, pp. 48, illustrated. Scarce.
DHARAN, K. N.
Singapore : Space and Purpose, 1958. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 50, illustrations. Tourist booklet.
Hong Kong : Servicemen’s Guides, 1954. Octavo, folding map printed in red and black, a couple of pen annotations.
Kobe : Hyogo Prefecture Exhibitors’ Association,1915. Duodecimo, Japanese crepe paper wrappers, string bound, folding maps and charts (miscreased), pp. 82, advertisements.
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.
FANNING, L. S.
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; , a fine copy.
Nara, Japan : Nara Hotel, . Narrow octavo, pictorial wrappers, 46 pp, fold out maps, illustrations; a fine copy.
Mildura : Elliott Provincial Newspaper Group, 1948. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, (a little worn), pp. 60, illustrated.
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.
Perth : Jack Edmonds, c. 1980s. Oblong quarto, self-wrappers, pp. 28, photographic illustrations.
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.
Kuala Lumpur : Malayan Railway Administration, c. 1950. Tourist brochure, folding, 4 double sided panels, illustrations. Mint copy.
Macau : Centro de Informacao e Turismo, c. 1975. Folding tourist brochure, illustrated.
Santa Cruz, Bombay : Frank T. Cooper, c. 1920. Oblong duodecimo, printed wrappers, pp. 24, photographic illustrations. Fine condition. Scarce tourist brochure.
INDIA. STATE RAILWAYS DEPARTMENT.
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)
VALENTINE PUBLISHING CO. PTY. LTD.
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.
[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.
[Darwin] Palmerston Printers, . 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)
Osaka : Osaka Mainichi, 1923. Oblong folio, lettered wrappers (creased), silt ribbon ties, photographic illustrations of the devastation caused by the 1923 earthquake.
S.l. : s.n. : c. 1920. Oblong folio, printed wrappers, ribbon bound, 18 black and white photographic panoramas of the capital.
Brisbane : Jackson & O’Sullivan (printers), c. 1930. Oblong quarto, pp. , photographic plates, pictorial wrappers, string tie, name to front wrapper, short tear to lower wrapper and the margins of several pages.
[THOMAS COOK & SON]
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 …
EASTERN & AUSTRALIAN STEAMSHIP COMPANY; LORCK, W. (editor)
: 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, …
BREWSTER, H.D.; LUTHER, Virginia (illustrator)
Sydney, NSW : H.C. Brewster, . 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 …
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 …
Van Noy Inter-State Co.
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.
[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  leaves with tipped-in toned photogravure process photographic plates, printed captions, each plate 180 x 230 mm (6 of the 12 plates …
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.
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.
BRADSHAW'S GUIDE TO VICTORIA
[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 TO VICTORIA
Melbourne : Stillwell & Co., printers, . 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 TO VICTORIA
Melbourne : Stillwell & Co., printers, . 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 TO VICTORIA
Melbourne : Stillwell & Co., printers, . 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.
THOMSON, James; Victoria. Royal Commission of Victoria.
Melbourne : J. Ferres, Government Printer, 1886. Quarto, card wrappers (edges worn), cloth spine, 108 pp, folding map and  leaves of plates (including Victorian wineries), some folding, contents clean and sound.
Cairns Harbour Board
Cairns : Cairns Post, 1933. Octavo, printed wrappers (with colour maps), pp. 100, maps, photographic plates, a fine copy. Rare.
ARMITAGE, George T.
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.
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.
London ; Edinburgh : Thomas Nelson & Sons, . Quarto, original pictorial wrappers (a little darkened and with light handling wear),  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 …
[Melbourne?] : Commonwealth Railways, [1960?]. Single sheet, 180 x 720 mm, folding to form  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 LINE; BLUE FUNNEL LINE; WHITE STAR LINE.
Single sheet folding to  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.