Voyages & Exploration

  • # 19143

    ADELAIDE PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPANY (CRAWFORD, F.S.; DAVIS, H.); DURYEA, Townsend, et al.

    Studio portraits of South Australian surveyor George Woodroffe Goyder and members of his first and second wives’ family, the Smiths. Adelaide, mid to late 1860s.

    Ten albumen print photographs, carte de visite format (average dimensions 102 x 65 mm), five with the imprinted back mark of The Adelaide Photographic Company (two with H. Davis named as manager, three with F.S. Crawford), one with the back mark of Townsend Duryea, 66 King William Street, Adelaide, and four from English studios in …

  • # 18893

    [JAMAR, Jacques]; [COMET, Rita]

    Photograph album containing portraits of a Belgian Lazarist missionary to China, and including a group of late Qing traditional paper and silk Chinese dolls. Circa 1903-1964

    Photograph album, circa 1900. Small oblong quarto (165 x 235 mm), half morocco with ornamental gilt rule over faux crocodile papered boards, original floral-patterned lining papers, front pastedown with binder’s ticket of bookseller and stationer Gilon, Verviers (Belgium); [20] leaves of thick card, containing 4 cabinet card format portrait photographs of Lazarist missionary Father Jacques …

  • # 18821

    ILES, Arthur James (1870-1943)

    Three views of the interior of a Māori carved house, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, circa 1895

    Three albumen print photographs, format 140 x 200 mm, each with handwritten caption and ‘Iles Photo’ in the negative; unmounted; one of the prints with short tear at right edge, otherwise all are in good condition.

  • # 19184

    SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de (1900-1944)

    Terre des hommes. Avec des lithographies de Benno Vigny

    Paris : Gallimard, 1946. Special edition limited to 36 examples accompanied by a portfolio of Vigny’s lithographic illustrations; 8 examples are hors commerce (I-VIII) and 28 numbered 1-28; this copy is unnumbered. Two volumes large quarto, both in original card covers in matching orange chemise; the book volume is printed on vélin blanc, with 45 …

  • # 18612

    大倉孫兵衛 [Ōkura Magobei], (1843-1921) (publisher)

    [MELBOURNE; SYDNEY] 万国名所双録(萬國名所雙録) [Bankoku Meisho Sugoroku] (Famous Places of the World Sugoroku)

    [Tokyo] : Published by 大倉孫兵衛 (Ōkura Magobei), [1887] (Meiji 20). Traditional Japanese children’s dice game, sugoroku. Colour woodblock print on paper, 800 x 710 mm (opened, not including the title slip affixed to the top of the board), folding to 253 x 205 mm; pictorial cover; a fine example. There are two varieties of sugoroku, one …

  • # 18712

    ORANGE, James

    The Chater collection. Pictures relating to China, Hongkong, Macao, 1655 – 1860

    With historical and descriptive letterpress. London : Thornton Butterworth, 1924. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth, top edge gilt, pp. 528, numerous colour and black and white plates, tissue guards; a fine copy. Limited to 750 numbered copies. “The book was compiled by James Orange in 1924 and is one of the most significant historical sources for China, …

  • # 18740

    KIPPIS, Andrew

    The life of Captain James Cook.

    London : G. Nicol and G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1788. Quarto, finely bound in quarter-calf over marbled boards, spine in compartments with contrasting morocco title labels and gilt-ornamentation, top edge gilt, others stained yellow, half-title, engraved frontispiece portrait of Cook, pp. xvi; 527; (1), occasional light foxing, wide margins, overall a clean and …

  • # 17295

    BANFIELD, E.J. (Edmund James)

    My tropic isle

    London : T. Fisher Unwin, 1913. Third impression. Thick octavo, pictorial cloth boards (rubbed, spine sunned), later bookplate to front pastedown, deckle edges, pp 313, illustrated with numerous photographic plates; fore-edge with spotting, light foxing to first and last few leaves, but a good copy. Naturalist and writer Edmund James “Ted” Banfield (1852-1923) spent the last …

  • # 18841

    ARAGO, Jacques (1790-1854)

    Curieux voyage autour du monde par Jacques Arago

    Paris : Alfred Duquesne, 1881. Nouvelle edition. Sextodecimo, 130 x 82 mm, recased, preserving upper and lower wrappers, pp. 63, very good. In this curious little volume, Arago’s account of the Freycinet expedition is rendered without employing the letter ‘A’ once, except, notably, on the title page and some notes for clarity at the end. …

  • # 18688

    SAINSON, Camille

    [KOREA] Les origines de la Corée : extrait du Tong-kouo-thong-kienn [=Dong guo tong jian].

    Peking : Typographie du Petang, 1895. Octavo, original printed wrappers (detached), pp 29; text in French and Korean; scattered foxing, else internally clean. A French translation of an extract from the fifteenth century Korean chronicle, Dongguo tongjian, on the origins of Korea.

  • # 18823

    Byron’s narrative,

    Containing account of the great distress suffered by himself and his companions on the coasts of Patagonia; from the year 1740, till their arrival in England, 1746, with a description of St. Jago de Chili, and the manners and customs of the inhabitants : also a relation of the loss of the wager, Man of …

  • # 18713

    DELILLE, l'Abbé Jacques (1738-1813)

    [COOK; TAHITI] Les jardins. Poëme par Jacques Delille.

    Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée et augmenté. A Paris : Chez L.G. Michaud, 1822. Duodecimo, contemporary half vellum over marbled papered boards, spine (somewhat darkened) with black morocco title label lettered in gilt, pp 233, with 4 engraved plates; occasional pale foxing, but a very good copy. A late eighteenth century bucolic poem, inspired by the …

  • # 18709

    PARKER, Geo. S.

    The mysterious Yangtze (presentation copy)

    Jamesville, Wisconsin : privately printed, 1937. Octavo, letered cloth, pp. [xii]; 94; photographic plates. Presentation inscription from the author to the front free endpaper.

  • # 18690

    ROMILLY, Hugh Hastings

    From my verandah in New Guinea. Sketches and traditions.

    With an introduction by Andrew Lang, M. A. London : David Nutt, 1889.Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (spine slightly faded), folding frontispiece map, pp. xxvi; [2]; 277; (2 – catalogue), occasional light foxing. The author was the Deputy-Commissioner for the Western Pacific and late Acting Special Commissioner for New Guinea. Includes much detail on the indigenous people …

  • # 18705

    Chinese Civilization. An introduction to sinology.

    Shanghai : Chung Hwa Book Co., Ltd., 1935. Octavo, lettered cloth, pp. xxx; 676, adverts., blind stamp of private collection to title page. A very good copy.

  • # 18704

    POTT, F. L. Hawks

    A sketch of Chinese history

    Shanghai : Kelly and Walsh, 1923. Fourth edition, revised. Octavo, lettered cloth (spine a little sunned), front endpapers ruled in a grid with notes in Chinese, pp. [viii]; 227; index; five folding maps with amateur hand colouring.