[London] : Newton & Berry, 1831. Terrestrial pocket globe, 1.5 inches (3.9 cm) in diameter, engraved gores with original hand colour over papier-mâché and plaster sphere, the surface in fine order with a recent shellac applied for protection, two metal pins resting the globe in the original turned mahogany case with fitted lid. A very fine …
BRY, Johann Theodor de; Johann ISRAEL (illustrator)
The first Latin editions of Parts IV-XI (eight parts in two volumes) of one of the most important collections of voyages published in the Age of Discovery, primarily devoted to the exploration of the East Indies and containing 140 engraved plates and maps illustrating voyages to the Spice Islands, India, Africa and North America. The …
Ramusio, Giovanni Battista
Primo volume et quarta edizione. Delle Navigationi et viaggi raccolto da m. Gio. Batt. Ramusio et con molti vaghi
discorsi da lui in molti luoghi dichiarato et illustrato … … Venetia : nella Stamperia de’ Giunti, 1588. [TOGETHER WITH] Secondo volume Delle Navigationi et viaggi raccolto da m. Gio. Batt. Ramusio … Venetia : Appresso i Giunti, 1583. [TOGETHER WITH] Terzo volume Delle Navigationi et viaggi raccolto da m. Gio. Batt. Ramusio … Venetia : nella Stamperia de’ Giunti, …
MAGRA, James Maria (attributed)
A Journal of a Voyage round the World in His Majesty’s Ship Endeavour, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, and 1771;
Undertaken in Pursuit of Natural Knowledge, at the Desire of the Royal Society: containing All the various Occurrences of the Voyage, with Descriptions of several new discovered Countries in the Southern Hemisphere; and Accounts of their Soil and Productions; and of many Singularities in the Structure, Apparel, Customs, Manners, Policy, Manufactures, &c. of their Inhabitants. …
SMITH, Edward H. & SMITH, Grace T.
Compliments of Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Smith, Ing-Hok, China. [Drop title]. Ing-hok, China : s.n., 1907. Octavo, original printed wrappers (light vertical fold, some mild silverfishing and toning), stitched, pp 31, one full page lithographed illustration; internally very clean, a good example. American Protestant missionary work at Ing Hok, situated between Foochow (Fuzhou) and …
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 …
DE BALINGHEM, Antonius (1571-1630); BELLERE, Balthazar (1564-1639), printer
Histoire de l’estat de la chrestienté au Iapon, et du glorieux martyre de plusieurs chrestiens en la grande persecution de l’an 1612, 1613, & 1614.
Le tout tiré des lettres enuoyées à Rome par les Peres de la Compagnie de Iesus au Iapon, & tourné d’Italien en François par vn Pere de la mesme compagnie. A Dovay [i.e. Douai] : De l’Imprimerie de Baltazar Bellere, au Compas d’or, L’an 1618. Duodecimo, contemporary stiff vellum (stained), spine with early manuscript title Histoire du Japon, …
entworfen und gezeichnet von Dr R. Grundemann, Hilfsprediger (Herbst 1862). Zu haben in den Missionshäusern zu Barmen, Basel, Berlin, Hermannsburg und Leipzig. Im Buchhandel bei H. Petersen in Halle. Der Reinertrag ist zum Besten der Mission bestimmt. Die Ausgabe in andern Sprachen ist vorbehalten. First edition. Leipzig : Geographisch-Lithographisches Institut H. Kunsch, [1862 or 1863]. …
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) …
PHILLIP, Arthur (1738-1814)
with an account of the establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island; compiled from authentic papers, which have been obtained from the several departments, to which are added, the journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball, & Capt. Marshall; with an account of their new discoveries. London : John Stockdale, 1789. Quarto, full …
STEWART, John Watson
[FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. Watson’s or the Gentleman’s and Citizen’s Almanack, (as compiled by the late John Watson Stewart,) for the Year of our Lord 1830 …
Dublin : Stewart and Hopes, . Octavo, finely bound in full straight-grained morocco, gilt-decorated on upper and lower boards with the Royal Coat of Arms within an elaborate decorative border, spine in compartments with gilt-tooling (a little sunned), all edges gilt, gilt dentelles, the fore edge with a painting of the Bank of Ireland, Dublin, …
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 …
DÉMEUNIER, Jean-Nicolas (1751-1814)
L’esprit des usages et des coutumes des différens peuples, Ou observations tirées des voyageurs & des historiens.
[London, Paris]: A Londres, et se trouve à Paris, Chez Pissot, 1776. First edition. Three volumes (complete). Octavo, original full mottled calf, decorative gilt-stamped spines with raised bands (joints cracked but holding, spines worn at head and tail, with head portion missing on vol. 3, later manuscript shelf labels), marbled endpapers and edges, pp xvi, 415; …
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. BOARD OF FOREIGN MISSIONS (USA)
Cover title: A Christmas missionary exercise and album. New York : The Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1894. Oblong octavo, original cloth backed printed stiff wrappers (lightly creased and marked), pp , illustrated with numerous half-tone photographic plates of various missions in China, Japan, Korea, Siam, Laos, India, Chile, …
together with a description of every remarkable place, its curiosities, manufactures, commerce, population, inns, mail coach routes, fairs and market-days; forming a complete guide to every object worthy of attention. London : Leigh and Son, 1835. Third edition. Duodecimo, gilt-lettered green sheep, spine slightly scuffed, folding table, pp. xii; 528; three folding maps, including a …