Tourism

  • # 15258

An official guide to Japan

    # 15258

    An official guide to Japan

    With preparatory explanations on Japanese customs, language, history, religion, literature, fine art, architecture, music, drama, etc. etc. A handbook fro travellers, with 38 specially drawn maps, 10 illustrations and 14 plans. Tokyo : The Japanese Government Railways, 1933. Duodecimo, gilt-lettered red cloth, marbled edges, pictorial endpapers, pp. ccx; 506, numerous folding maps and plans, ribbon …

  • # 13864

WALTER, Adelaide

Personal recount of the Yokohama Earthquake

    # 13864

    WALTER, Adelaide

    Unpublished eyewitness account of the Yokohama Earthquake

    [1923] : [s.l.]. Octavo, paper wrappers with manuscript title, some chipping on spine; typescript with manuscript corrections, pp 63; 14. An unpublished eyewitness account of the Yokohama Earthquake of 1923, a 7.9 magnitude quake that destroyed half of the brick buildings in the region and killed approximately 140,000. The Australian author was aboard the ‘Empress of Australia’, …

  • # 15488

BALL, J. Dyer (1847 - 1919)

Things Chinese. Being notes on various subjects connected with China.

    # 15488

    BALL, J. Dyer (1847 - 1919)

    Things Chinese. Being notes on various subjects connected with China.

    London : Sampson Low, Marston and Company and Hong Kong : Kelly & Walsh, 1892. First edition. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (wear to corners),pp. 419; xiii; errata slip, a very good copy. First edition of a much reprinted work, being a broad and detailed survey of contemporary Chinese society of the time. The author’s most important …

  • # 15657

[Java] : Cool, comfortable, charming.

    # 15657

    [Java] : Cool, comfortable, charming.

    [Jakarta?] : State Railway of Java and Netherland India Tourist Office, c. 1930. Tourist brochure, folding poster, photographic illustrations, a few marks.

  • # 15620

The ruins of Angkor, Cambodia (French Indochina)

    # 15620

    The ruins of Angkor, Cambodia (French Indochina)

    Saigon : Office Central du Tourisme Indochinois, 1937. Folding tourist map of Angkor, printed in colour, with a guide for the visitor. Scarce.

  • # 15725

INDIAN STATE RAILWAYS DEPARTMENT.

Ajanta

    # 15725

    INDIAN STATE RAILWAYS DEPARTMENT.

    Ajanta

    s.l. : Government of India, State Railways Department, [c.1930]. Narrow folio, folding to 245 x 120 mm, pictorial wrappers,16 pp, illustrations, a very good copy. A scarce early tourist guide to the decorated Buddhist caves of Ajanta situated in Maharashtra state.

  • # 15328

FITCH & CO. LTD.

[INDIA] Mussoorie : sixteen coloured views

    # 15328

    FITCH & CO. LTD.

    [INDIA] Mussoorie : sixteen coloured views

    Mussoorie and Dehra Doon : Fitch & Co., Ltd., [c.1930]. Small oblong quarto, publisher’s printed thick paper wrappers, original wool ties, inside front wrapper with inscription dated at Mussoorie, September 30 1930, [16] leaves, each recto with a tipped-in hand coloured silver gelatin photograph in format 85 x 135 mm, versos blank; clean and fresh throughout, a fine …

  • # 15426

Honolulu and Hawaii. Oceanic Steamship Company

    # 15426

    Honolulu and Hawaii. Oceanic Steamship Company

    San Francisco : Oceanic Steamship Company, [c.1900]. Folding leaflet, narrow octavo, 170 x 90 mm, illustrated wrappers (upper wrapper with wet stamp of travel agent Hugh B. Rice, Los Angeles; tiny loss at top corner), [14] pp, photographic illustrations, colour map; a couple of internal tape repairs (no loss of text), else a good copy. …

  • # 15653

See you in Singapore

    # 15653

    See you in Singapore

    Singapore : Director of Tourism, c. 1970. Tourist brochure, folded poster, illustrated.

  • # 15515

ROYAL ROTTERDAM LLOYD

[DUTCH EAST INDIES] Sabang

    # 15515

    ROYAL ROTTERDAM LLOYD

    [DUTCH EAST INDIES] Sabang

    Rotterdam : Royal Rotterdam Lloyd, [c.1930]. Octavo pamphlet, original illustrated wrappers, lower wrapper with colour map of Weh Island and inset plan of Sabang, [2] pp; text in French; a very good copy. Scarce tourist brochure published by the Royal Rotterdam Lloyd shipping line (KRL). Sabang is a port located on Weh Island north of Banda Aceh …

  • # 15651

Map of Singapore

    # 15651

    Map of Singapore

    With compliments of Thomas Cook & Chanrai’s, Singapore’s only exclusive air conditioned men’s shop. Singapore : Thomas Cook, c. 1950. Folding map, printed in colour, 450 x 295, guide to Singapore and advertisements verso. Fine condition.

  • # 15514

ROYAL ROTTERDAM LLOYD

[DUTCH EAST INDIES] Batavia

    # 15514

    ROYAL ROTTERDAM LLOYD

    [DUTCH EAST INDIES] Batavia

    Rotterdam : Royal Rotterdam Lloyd, [c.1930]. Octavo pamphlet, original illustrated wrappers, lower wrapper with colour street plan of Batavia [Jakarta], [6] pp; text in English; a very good copy. Scarce tourist brochure published by the Royal Rotterdam Lloyd shipping line (KRL).

  • # 15745

ORIENT LINE

Orient Line of Royal Mail Steam-ships to Australia. First class ticket, London to Sydney, 1895.

    # 15745

    ORIENT LINE

    Orient Line of Royal Mail Steam-ships to Australia. First class ticket, London to Sydney, 1895.

    [London : Orient Line, 1895]. Quarto sheet, 270 x 205 mm, printed on both sides in sepia and blue, manuscript entries recording payment of £128 by the Hon. F.S. O’Grady [Frederick Standish O’Grady, 6th Viscount Guillamore, 1847-1927] and Hon. Mrs. O’Grady, for First Saloon passage on RMS Cuzco, departing London 6 September 1895, for Albany, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, being a …

  • # 15734

Photographer unknown.

The Hanging Rock, Woodend, Victoria

    # 15734

    Photographer unknown.

    The Hanging Rock, Woodend, Victoria

    [Melbourne : Maker unknown, circa 1900]. Photographic glass magic lantern slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, original paper label with typed caption and sequence number, 23. The Hanging Rock, Woodend, Victoria; in fine condition. A beautiful photographic view of one of the most romanticised natural attractions in Victoria.

  • # 15735

B. STEIN & CO.

Album of Western Australia

    # 15735

    B. STEIN & CO.

    Album of Western Australia

    Perth : B. Stein & Co., Barrack Street, [c.1880]. Square octavo, original cloth backed blue pebbled cloth boards with gilt lettering and ornament (some wear to the edges and corners), containing a concertina foldout with [12] panels of leporello views of Western Australia, each 180 x 140 mm, including panoramic views of Perth, Fremantle and Albany; …

  • # 15655

Three Hong Kong tourist brochures in the form of Chinese screens

    # 15655

    Three Hong Kong tourist brochures in the form of Chinese screens

    Hong Kong : Hong Kong Tourist Association, circa 1970. Three tourist brochures, each folding with four panels, one side of which is a Chinese screen, with information about the warm temperatures and local sights. ‘Hong Kong is a happy choice … any time of year!’; ‘Fascinatingly oriental, glamorously international’.

  • # 15742

MAGUIRE, Alva; BENDIGO ART GALLERY

Her Majesty’s territories : stereographic views of Australian sceneries

    # 15742

    MAGUIRE, Alva; BENDIGO ART GALLERY

    Her Majesty’s territories : stereographic views of Australian sceneries

    Bendigo : Bendigo Art Gallery, 2013. Oblong octavo, decorative wrappers, 135 pp, mostly full-page colour photographic illustrations of J.H. Jones’ wonderful stereoviews of the Victorian goldfields region, Melbourne and the Bellarine Peninsula, taken in the 1860s; essay by curator, Alva Maguire; an as new copy of this fine catalogue produced for the Bendigo Art Gallery’s exhibition …

  • # 15663

Outline of a study course on Australia

    # 15663

    Outline of a study course on Australia

    New York : Australian News and Information Bureau, c. 1945. Narrow octavo, self-wrappers, pp. [16]. A guide to Australia for the American reader. The population is listed at 7,200,000.

  • # 15361

A letterpress description of the views of Sydney in 1810.

    # 15361

    A letterpress description of the views of Sydney in 1810.

    Sydney: William Dymock, Book Arcade, 1884. Quarto, self-wrappers, pp. 6, lithographed map ‘A new plan of the settlements in New South Wales, taken by order of Government. July 20th 1810’ (unfolded and thus discoloured the right portion). Letterpress description of the Dymock facsimile of the rare 1810 John Eyre views of Sydney, originally issued with the …

  • # 15621

Robinson’s Northern Territory tourist map.

    # 15621

    Robinson’s Northern Territory tourist map.

    With town maps of Darwin and Alice Springs. Sydney : H.E.C. Robinson Pty Ltd., c. 1960. Folding map printed in colour, paper wrappers. Scarce.

  • # 15306

Hong Kong. A holiday magazine

    # 15306

    Hong Kong. A holiday magazine

    Hong Kong : Orient Publishing Company, 1955. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 74, 2 large folding maps, illustrations, advertisements.

  • # 15654

The gourmet in Singapore City

    # 15654

    The gourmet in Singapore City

    Singapore : Department of Tourism, c. 1970. Tourist brochure, folded, 6 panels, illustrated. A guide to restaurants.

  • # 15513

ROYAL ROTTERDAM LLOYD

[DUTCH EAST INDIES] Belawan

    # 15513

    ROYAL ROTTERDAM LLOYD

    [DUTCH EAST INDIES] Belawan

    Rotterdam : Royal Rotterdam Lloyd, [c.1930]. Octavo pamphlet, original illustrated wrappers, lower wrapper with colour map of Belawan and plan of Medan, [6] pp; text in English; a very good copy. Scarce tourist brochure published by the Royal Rotterdam Lloyd shipping line (KRL). Belawan is a seaport on the northeast coast of Sumatra.

  • # 15255

ALI, Mohammad

Progressive Afghanistan

    # 15255

    ALI, Mohammad

    Progressive Afghanistan

    Lahore : Punjab Educational Electric Press, 1933. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth in dustjacket (chipped with loss), pp. xiv; 232; folding colour map, photographic plates, tear to pp. 77-8 and adjoining plate, else a very good copy.

  • # 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 …

  • # 15661

Visit Penang. Economic holidays by Malayan Railway.

    # 15661

    Visit Penang. Economic holidays by Malayan Railway.

    Kuala Lumpur : Malayan Railway Administration, c. 1960. Tourist brochure, folding, 4 double sided panels, illustrations. Mint copy.

  • # 15516

ROYAL ROTTERDAM LLOYD

[DUTCH EAST INDIES] Sabang

    # 15516

    ROYAL ROTTERDAM LLOYD

    [DUTCH EAST INDIES] Sabang

    Rotterdam : Royal Rotterdam Lloyd, [c.1930]. Octavo pamphlet, original illustrated wrappers, lower wrapper with colour map of Weh Island and inset plan of Sabang, [2] pp; text in English; vertical fold, otherwise a good copy. Scarce tourist brochure published by the Royal Rotterdam Lloyd shipping line (KRL). Sabang is a port located on Weh Island north of …

  • # 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.

  • # 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.

  • # 15383

EKLUND, R.A.

Lahore guide map

    # 15383

    EKLUND, R.A.

    Lahore guide map

    Lahore, West Pakistan : Public Relations Dept., [c.1950]. Colour map, sheet 530 x 450 mm, folding to 265 x 150 mm, illustrations, tourist information printed on two of the rear panels; wet stamp of Faletti’s Hotel, Lahore; in fine condition.