MORRISON, John Robert (1814-1843)
The Anglo-Chinese Kalendar and Register, for the year of the Christian æra 1832: corresponding with the twenty-ninth year of the Chinese Cycle of Sixty Years, which 29th year commences on the 2d of February, 1832.
With a Companion. Macao : Printed at the Honorable East India Company’s Press, by G. J. Steyn and brother, 1832. Octavo, original stitching and lower wrapper (lacking upper wrapper), first blank with early ownership inscription ‘Chas. G. Chever, 1848’, pp 69, with numerous tables (one folding); the lower wrapper has the following printed note: ‘The …
KELLY & WALSH, LIMITED.
Four doors from the entrance to the Hongkong Hotel. Cover title: Selected list of books relating to the Far East. Published by Kelly & Walsh, Limited. Hongkong : Kelly & Walsh, Limited, . Duodecimo, original printed pink wrappers, stitched, pp 16; inside lower wrapper with advertisement for Afong’s photographs of Hong Kong and of the …
MORRISON, John Robert (1814-1843)
Canton : Printed at the Albion Press, and sold at the Canton Register Office, No. 4 Danish Hong, 1834. First edition. Octavo, recent gilt-ruled half morocco over marbled papered boards, spine lettered in gilt; marbled edges, pp xii, 116, the last five leaves with folding tables, large folding ‘Table of Logarithms to Accompany Stansbury’s Tonnage …
JARVES, James Jackson (editor)
The Polynesian, 1844-45 : 21 issues of the weekly Honolulu newspaper, official organ of the Hawaiian Government.
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands : J. J. Jarves, 1844-45. Twenty-one individual issues, folio newspaper (460 x 300 mm), bifolium format; disbound; text in English and Hawaiian; most issues with some water staining (not affecting legibility of the print), otherwise well preserved; accompanied by the near-contemporary marbled papered board covers (now detached, chipped and heavily worn) …
Book-keeping methodiz’d : or, a methodical treatise of merchant-accompts, according to the Italian form.
Wherein, the theory of the art is fully explained, and reduced to practice, by variety of suitable examples in all the branches of trade. To which is added, a large appendix, containing, I. Descriptions and Specimens of the Subsidiary Books used by Merchants. II. Monies and Exchanges, the Nature of Bills of Exchange. III. Precedents …
THOMAS, Robert (proprietor)
South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register. Volume 1, Number 19. Saturday, April 28, 1838. Price 6d.
Adelaide : Robert Thomas & Co., 1838. Folio newspaper, 450 x 280 mm, bifolium, 4 pages printed in four columns; original folds, some mild scattered foxing, but a very well preserved example of a fragile early issue of the first newspaper printed in South Australia. The South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register was first published …
[GOLD MINING] Photograph album compiled by a globetrotting mining engineer between 1900 and 1910, with his unique panoramic views of the King of the Hills mine in Western Australia, and topographical views in West Africa, Colombia, and the Caucasus, many of them documenting gold mining enterprises.
Late nineteenth century photograph album, oblong folio (280 x 370 mm), half calf over black crushed morocco ruled in gilt (heavily worn, front board detached), all edges gilt, containing a total of 150+ silver gelatin photographs (and one albumen print) mounted on thick leaves; over 50 of the photographs were taken with a special panoramic …
DOWN, Frederick E. (Ernest)
Manuscript diary of a mining engineer prospecting for gold in the Macquarie Harbour region on Tasmania’s west coast, 1915.
Duplicate carbon notebook, octavo (215 x 140 mm), quarter red leather over marbled papered boards, inner front board with owner’s inscription ‘Fred. E. Down, “Wombalano”, Neave Street, Upper Hawthorn, Victoria’, 100 numbered pages, the first 75 pages comprising the diarist’s duplicated manuscript written in a neat, legible hand, with daily entries covering the 5-week period …
"SIN TAUKA" (pseud.); JARRETT, F.C. (editor)
[PIRACY] Jottings from the log of a New South Welshman, or, Six years in the opium trade : being a captain’s yarn of several voyages in the above trade and the consequent encounters with pirates.
Sydney : Gibbs, Shallard, & Co., printers, 1867. Octavo, original printed green wrappers (heavily chipped and stained, lower wrapper detached), frontispiece engraving ‘Engagement with pirates off Hoetow Bay [Taiwan] April 1862’, pp 26; occasional foxing, else contents clean. Important first-hand narrative by an Australian trader who commanded a number of vessels used in the China …
[INDIA] Small group of printed ephemera relating to curio and arts and crafts traders in Jaipur, Rajasthan, 1890s.
I. NUR BAKSH, KHUDA BAKSH KA, Dealer in Arms, old and new ; Koftgari in gold and silver ; Enamel ; Silver and Brass, old and new ; Pottery ; and miscellaneous other things, CLOSE TO THE SCHOOL OF ART, JEYPORE. Business card, 102 x 64 mm, letterpress on thick paper; fine. II. NOTICE. SCHOOL OF …
HIDE & DE CARLE
Melbourne : Hide & De Carle, 1858. Æ penny, diameter 34 mm, weight 14.8 grams. Obverse: At centre within two concentric rings of text devided by a beaded circle, a male lion standing to left with head crowned facing front, its right paw is raised and rests on a shield bearing the Union Jack, its …
Birmingham, U.K. : J. Moore, 1858. Æ penny, diameter 34 mm, weight 16.2 grams. Obverse: Head of Professor Holloway facing left with J. MOORE (the maker’s name) incuse on neck truncation; around: PROFESSOR HOLLOWAY; below: LONDON. Reverse: Hygeia (the ancient Greek goddess of health) seated looking at snake drinking from a cup she holds in her …
Hobart Town : W.D. Wood, [c.1854]. Æ penny, diameter 34 mm, weight 17.7 grams. Obverse: Legend in seven lines, ONE PENNY TOKEN / PAYABLE / ON DEMAND HERE / MONTPELLIER RETREAT / INN / HOBART TOWN / W.D. WOOD; Reverse: Corner view of hotel with flag-pole and trees behind; above, MONTPELLIER RETREAT INN; below, W.D. WOOD; a good …
SMITH, Alex. (Alexander)
Melbourne : United Press, 1929. Series: Australian home beautiful handbooks ; no. 2. Quarto (285 x 210 mm), pictorial wrappers (detached and heavily foxed), pp 160, profusely illustrated with black and white photographic plates and line drawings; fore-edges of a few leaves a little tattered, occasional marks, but generally clean throughout. An Australian do-it-yourself manual …
L.J. MORGAN PTY. LTD. (MELBOURNE)
Melbourne : L.J. Morgan, [c.1955]. Folding leaflet, sheet size 280 x 160 mm, folding to 140 x 80 mm,  panels with colour illustrations and technical information, rear panel with company details; very good condition. Appears unrecorded.
JOHN McILWRAITH INDUSTRIES LTD. (MELBOURNE)
Melbourne : John McIlwraith Industries, 1960. Small quarto (240 x 185 mm), original cloth backed pictorial stiff wrappers (mild corner creasing), pp xii, 116, illustrations throughout (some colour); a very good copy. Melbourne trade catalogue with prices for homebuilding supplies and domestic appliances. McIlwraith had retail outlets In Little Collins Street, Preston, Caulfield, Geelong and …