BROUGHTON, William Robert (1762 - 1821)
Voyage de Découvertes dans la partie septentrionale de L´Ocean Pacifique, fait par le capitaine W. R. Broughton, commandant la corvette de S. M. La Providence et sa conserve, pendant les années 1795, 1796, 1797 et 1798;
dans lequel il a parcouru et visité la côte d’Asie, depuis le 35e degré nord, jusqu’au 52e; l’île d’Insu, ordinairement appelée Jesso; les côtes nord, est et sud du Japon; les îles de Likeujo et autres îles voisines, ainsi que la côte de Corée. Tr. par odre de S.E. le ministre de la marine et …
INTERNATIONAL NEWS PHOTOS INC.; [KINGSFORD SMITH, Charles, Sir, 1897-1935]
Charles Kingsford Smith and crew of the Southern Cross before the east-west crossing of the Atlantic, June 1930.
Press photograph, silver gelatin print, 200 x 250 mm, unmounted; verso with wet stamp of International News Photos Inc., and typed caption label: ‘Portmarnock, Ireland. Left to right, Capt. J.P. Saul, navigator, Captain Charles Kingsford-Smith, pilot, M.E. Van Dyk, assistant pilot, and J.W. Stannage, wireless operator of the plane “Southern Cross”, pictured just before their …
WALCH, Johannes (1757-1824)
nebst allen neuen Entdeckungen, Säkularisationen, und Entschädigungen. Augsburg : im Verlag bei Johannes Walch, 1812. Small oblong quarto, original cloth backed papered boards (heavily rubbed, corners worn), hand coloured copper engraved title leaf with original owner’s signature, followed by  engraved maps, all with some degree of contemporary hand colouring; manuscript foliation and a few …
MITCHELL, Thomas Livingstone, Sir (1792-1855)
1855, 26 July. Surveyor-General’s Office, Sydney;  pp, folio; in very good condition. Official letter from the Surveyor-General of New South Wales, Sir Thomas Mitchell, to the newly appointed Assistant Surveyor-General, E.J. Bennett, regarding three circulars that have been sent to Bennett in error, and assuring him that he should not concern himself with their …
MURRAY, Rev. Thos. Boyles
To which is added a short notice of the original settlement and present condition of Norfolk Island. London : Society for promoting Christian Knowledge, . Tenth edition. Duodecimo, original blind blocked blue cloth boards (lightly rubbed) with gilt design of the Bounty to upper board and gilt lettering and designs of breadfruit and Norfolk Island …
BRUEYRE, Benjamin (1810-1880), et al.
Dictionarium Latino-Nankinense. / Dialogi Nankinensi lingua. / Dictionarium Latino Nankinense. Juxta materiarum ordinem dispositum.
An extremely rare Nanjing Mandarin-Latin dictionary, accompanied by its two scarcely-recorded supplementary works (a chrestomathy and a glossary in the same languages). All three works were compiled and printed by the Jesuit missionary Benjamin Brueyre and his Chinese assistants in the small seminary at Wamdam, near Shanghai. I. Dictionarium Latino-Nankinense. Wam-dom A. M. D. G. 1846, scribebant Semin. Nank. Alumni. …
[BRIDGMAN, E.C. (Elijah Coleman) (1801-1861)]
Description of the city of Canton: with an appendix, containing an account of the population of the Chinese empire, Chinese weights and measures, and the imports and exports of Canton.
Canton : s.n., 1839. Second edition (stated). Octavo, later half calf over marbled papered boards, spine in compartments with gilt lettering and ornament; pp [ii], vi, 188; short gutter tears to pp 20-21 (loss of a few letters), otherwise very clean throughout; loosely enclosed is a large folding lithographed plan (sheet size 310 x 310 …
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 …
DUTCH EAST INDIA COMPANY (VOC)
An unpublished manuscript document recording a cargo of tea from China carried on the VOC ship Vrouw Maria Cornelia, dated 1790.
Prisatie over de Lading Thee per het Schip De Vrouw Maria Cornelia voor de Kamer Middelburg, alsmeede de Pryze zo als dezelve op den 29 November 1790 zyn verkogt. Large folding leaf, 375 x 245 mm, watermarked paper; manuscript in ink on  sides, with the title occupying a small section of the fourth side; the …
MARTYR, Peter (Pietro Martire d'ANGHIERA, 1457-1526), et al.; EDEN, Richard (translator) (c.1520-1576)
The Decades of the newe worlde or West India, Conteyning the nauigations and conquestes of the Spanyardes, with the particular description of the moste ryche and large landes and Ilandes lately founde in the west Ocean perteynyng to the inheritaunce of the kinges of Spayne.
… Wrytten in the Latine tounge by Peter Martyr of Angleria, and translated into Englysshe by Rycharde Eden. Londini : In aedibus Guilhelmi Powell, Anno. 1555. Colophon (one of four known variants): Imprynted at London in Paules Churchyarde at the signe of the Bell by Robert Toy … M. D. LV. Quarto (178 x 130 …
POLO, Marco (1254-1324); SANTAELLA, Rodrigo Fernández de (1444-1509)
Libro del famoso Marco Polo Veneciano de las cosas maravillosas que vido en las partes orientales: conviene saber en las Indias, Armenia, Arabia, Persia, y Tartaria. E del poderio del gran Can y otros reyes. Con otro tratado de micer Pogio Florentino y trata delas mesmas tierras y islas.
Logroño, Miguel de Eguia, 3rd June 1529. Folio, ff. ; 32, woodcut initials, the title leaf expertly remargined along the lower and fore-edges (prior to 1927), with a very small area of penwork to the edge of the decoration, brown staining to about half the folios, a couple of other very small marginal repairs, contemporary …
MEDHURST, W.H. (Walter Henry) (1796-1857)
Shanghae : Printed at the Mission Press, 1850. [Series: The Chinese miscellany, IV]. Octavo, later half calf over marbled papered boards; pp [iv], 168, 6 folding woodcut maps (5 with one leaf of descriptive text); light foxing to endpapers, first 3 leaves with restoration to bottom corners, title leaf also with repaired tear at fore-edge, …
MEDHURST, W.H. (Walter Henry) (1796-1857)
A glance at the interior of China obtained during a journey through the silk and green tea districts. Taken in 1845.
[Shanghae : Printed at the Mission Press, 1849]. [Series: The Chinese miscellany, I]. Octavo, half calf over marbled papered boards, spine in compartments, ornately gilt, with contrasting gilt-lettered title label; marbled edges, marbled endpapers, text and illustrations printed in Shanghai on Chinese paper, title page with contemporary manuscript ‘by the Rev. W.H. Medhust D.D. / …
MAYERS, William Frederick; DENNYS, Nicholas Belfield; KING, Charles
A complete guide to the open ports of those countries, together with Peking, Yedo, Hongkong and Macao : forming a guide book & vade mecum for travellers, merchants, and residents in general : with 29 maps and plans. London : Trübner and Co. ; Hongkong : A. Shortrede and Co, 1867. First edition. Octavo, half morocco …
HORSBURGH, James (1762-1836); BOTELHO, Bras Joaquim (translator)
Epitome da descripçam de ventos, tempos, vagas, apparencias luminozas, e temperatura do mar, correntes, mares, magnetismo e variaçam da agulga &c.
Macao : Impresso e publicado pelo traducte na Typographia Ciciliana, 1838. Large octavo, full calf (a little scuffed) with gilt lettered title label to spine; printed on letter press, pp [x], 87, with several folding tables and a diagram; includes a list of Macau subscribers, at the head of which is the Governor, Adrião Acácio da Silveira …
WANG, Ta-hai; MEDHURST, W.H. (1796-1857) (translator)
The Chinaman abroad: or, a desultory account of the Malayan archipelago, particularly of Java; by Ong-tae-hae. Translated from the original.
Shanghae : Printed at the Mission Press, 1849. [Series: The Chinese miscellany, II]. Octavo, recent half morocco over marbled papered boards, spine with contrasting title label lettered in gilt; pp xv, 80; folding ‘Chinese map of the Malayan Archipelago’ bound in at page 1; the last few leaves with browning, but a fine copy. Rare …