Queensland Government Tourist Bureau
[Cover title]. Brisbane : Queensland Government Tourist Bureau – S.G. Reid, Government Printer, [c.1960]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, staple bound,  pp, illustrated in b/w and colour, lower wrapper with map, a fine copy. Tourism in Southport, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Mermaid Beach, Burleigh Heads, Currumbin, Coolangatta, Tweed Heads, Tugun, Binna Burra, Tamborine Mountain, Beechmont, Springbrook, and …
STONE, Albert and REED, J. Hammond (editors)
Hankow : Arthington Press, Religious Tract Society, 1921. Octavo, gilt-lettered moiré cloth, previous owner’s name to endpaper, pp. [vi]; map; ii; 106, numerous photographic plates with tissue guards, large folding map (old tape repair), a very good copy. “Mount Lu or Lushan (simplified Chinese: 庐山; traditional Chinese: 廬山; pinyin: Lúshān, Gan: Lu-san), also known as …
CROW, Carl (1884 - 1945)
With nine maps and plans and numerous illustrations. Third Edition, Revised Throughout. New York : Dodd, Mean & Co. and Shanghai : Carl Crow, 1921. Printed in China. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (edges lightly worn), yin yang symbol on lower board, edges stained red,pp. v; 314; (10), nine maps, printed in colour (six are folding), numerous …
HARRISON, Cuthbert Woodville (editor)
Illustrations in colour by Mrs. H. C. Barnard. London : The Malay States Information Agency, 1923. Fourth impression. Octavo, lettered yellow cloth (rebacked), pp. [x]; 370, colour and photographic plates, large colour folding map dated 1922 present in rear pocket. Covers Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Ipoh and other cities and towns of modern day Malaysia. Scarce …
London : Edward Stanford, August 1917. Lithographed map, printed in colour, 760 x 1040 mm, dissected and laid on linen, publisher’s cloth folder with title label (edges a little worn), printed advertisements, a fine copy. An expansive map published during the midst of the Russian Revolution, while under authority of the Provisional Government, covering the …
CHAPMAN, Josephine; CHADWICK , F. Gordon (illustrator)
[Honolulu, HI?] : s.n., 1939. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers featuring circular “window” cut-out to front, pp vi, 41; a humorous guide book for American visitors with satirical line-drawn illustrations (all with printed captions) on the facing pages; the original owner (a male) has added his own droll captions in fountain pen beneath each of the …
Commonwealth Railways (Australia)
Melbourne : Commonwealth Railways, . Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. , illustrated. Tourist book on the rail line through central Australia.
[Sydney] : Government of the Commonwealth of Australia, 1938. Quarto, decorated wrappers (stained), pp. 16, illustrated in colour. Touring exhibition to Australia of the Robes from the Coronation of King George VI.
TERRY, Thomas Philip, 1864-194
Terry’s Japanese Empire : including Korea and Formosa with chapters on Manchuria, the Trans-Siberian Railway and the chief ocean routes to Japan : a handbook for travellers. (Signed copy)
Boston and New York : Houghton Mifflin Company ; London : Constable & Co., Ltd.; Tokyo : Kyo-Bun-Kwan, 1914. Thick octavo, original limp red cloth lettered in gilt, lettered dustjacket (some small chips), pp cclxxxiii, 799, advertisements; with 13 maps and 16 plans (some folding); a fine copy in the jacket. Signed and inscribed by …
JAPANESE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS
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 …
HENRY S. KING & CO.
Bombay : King, King & Co. ; Calcutta : King, Hamilton & Co., 1908. Duodecimo (145 x 100 mm), original printed white wrappers (advertisements on lower wrapper and inside front and back), 125 pp, with 3 folding maps: 1. Map showing the India Mail Overland Route (colour) 2. Map Shewing the Lines of Communication carried on by the …
FINN, J. T.
[Charleville, Qld. : Celebrations Committee], 1947. Printed by R. G. Gillies & Co., Brisbane. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (short tear), pp. 100, errata slip, illustrations, internally fine. Rare souvenir booklet from the central Queensland township.
[Broken Hill? : s.n., 193-?]. Oblong quarto, lettered wrappers (some marks and foxing), pp. , illustrated. Charming photographic images of the township and inhabitants, including the swimming baths, mines, main streets, railways, dust storm approaching the town, the zoo, the hospital, camel trains etc. Cover title : Australian production. 47 magnificent views of Broken Hill …
Manly Municipal Diamond Jubilee Celebrations Committee.
[Sydney] : Oswald L. Ziegler for the Manly Municipal Diamond Jubilee Celebrations Committee, 1937. Quarto, lettered wrappers (slightly faded), pp. , illustrated, waterstain, with bleeding from wrappers to preliminaries, one leaf with adhesion damage. Art deco photographs and advertisements, a scarce and charming souvenir brochure, priced according to the water stain.
Illustrated by Peter Russell-Clarke. Hayman Island, Qld. : [Hayman Island Resort?], 1965. Fourth impression. Duodecimo, illustrated cards, pp. 36, illustrated. A charming handbook to the luxury resort in the Whitsundays, built by Reg Ansett in the 1950s and a classic of Australian kitsch tourist ephemera. Surprisingly rare, with a single example (in the National Library …
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 …