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 …
 : [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 An unpublished eyewitness account of the Yokohama Earthquake of 1923, a 7.9 magnitude quake that destroyed half of the brick buildings in the region and killed approximately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’, …
BALL, J. Dyer (1847 - 1919)
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 …
[Jakarta?] : State Railway of Java and Netherland India Tourist Office, c. 1930. Tourist brochure, folding poster, photographic illustrations, a few marks.
Saigon : Office Central du Tourisme Indochinois, 1937. Folding tourist map of Angkor, printed in colour, with a guide for the visitor. Scarce.
INDIAN STATE RAILWAYS DEPARTMENT.
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.
FITCH & CO. LTD.
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,  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 …
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),  pp, photographic illustrations, colour map; a couple of internal tape repairs (no loss of text), else a good copy. …
Singapore : Director of Tourism, c. 1970. Tourist brochure, folded poster, illustrated.
ROYAL ROTTERDAM LLOYD
Rotterdam : Royal Rotterdam Lloyd, [c.1930]. Octavo pamphlet, original illustrated wrappers, lower wrapper with colour map of Weh Island and inset plan of Sabang,  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 …
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.
ROYAL ROTTERDAM LLOYD
Rotterdam : Royal Rotterdam Lloyd, [c.1930]. Octavo pamphlet, original illustrated wrappers, lower wrapper with colour street plan of Batavia [Jakarta],  pp; text in English; a very good copy. Scarce tourist brochure published by the Royal Rotterdam Lloyd shipping line (KRL).
[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 …
[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.
B. STEIN & CO.
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  panels of leporello views of Western Australia, each 180 x 140 mm, including panoramic views of Perth, Fremantle and Albany; …
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’.
MAGUIRE, Alva; BENDIGO ART GALLERY
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 …
New York : Australian News and Information Bureau, c. 1945. Narrow octavo, self-wrappers, pp. . A guide to Australia for the American reader. The population is listed at 7,200,000.
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 …
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.
Hong Kong : Orient Publishing Company, 1955. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 74, 2 large folding maps, illustrations, advertisements.
Singapore : Department of Tourism, c. 1970. Tourist brochure, folded, 6 panels, illustrated. A guide to restaurants.
ROYAL ROTTERDAM LLOYD
Rotterdam : Royal Rotterdam Lloyd, [c.1930]. Octavo pamphlet, original illustrated wrappers, lower wrapper with colour map of Belawan and plan of Medan,  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.
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.
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 …
Kuala Lumpur : Malayan Railway Administration, c. 1960. Tourist brochure, folding, 4 double sided panels, illustrations. Mint copy.
ROYAL ROTTERDAM LLOYD
Rotterdam : Royal Rotterdam Lloyd, [c.1930]. Octavo pamphlet, original illustrated wrappers, lower wrapper with colour map of Weh Island and inset plan of Sabang,  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 …
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.
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.
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.