BARDIN, William (circa 1740 - 1798)
accompanying the Geographical Magazine. Originally laid down by Mr. James Ferguson, F. R. S. Improv’d by G. Wright, and made by W. Bardin, Fleet Street, London. Published as the act directs by Harrison & Co., No. 18 Paternoster Row, Augt. 1st, 1783 (cartouche). Published by G. Wright & W. Bardin Jan’y 1st 1782 (inscription at South …
Anon. [for THE WORKING MEN'S EDUCATIONAL UNION]
London : The Working Men’s Educational Union, n.d. [circa 1854]. Coloured lithographic wall hanging printed on calico, 1190 x 900 mm, wet stamped lower right ‘PUBLISHED BY WORKING MENS EDUCATIONAL UNION / 43, SKINNER ST. SNOW HILL LONDON / 1852’, and ‘M 10’; original brass eyelets at each corner; old folds, scattered foxing (mostly confined …
Sydney : Longueville Publications, 1987. Edition limited to 2000 copies. Large quarto, publisher’s navy cloth boards lettered in gilt, in illustrated dust jacket, 340 pp, illustrated throughout (mostly colour plates), introduction by Robert Irving, with biographical notes on the artists, index; a fine copy of this important reference work.
JOPPIEN, Rüdiger and SMITH, Bernard
Volume one : The voyage of the Endeavour 1768 – 1771. With a descriptive catalogue of all the known drawings of peoples, places, artefacts and events and the original engravings associated with them. Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1985. First edition (limited to 500 copies). Folio, cloth in dust jacket, pp. xv; 247, illustrated. Volume …
VINCENT, Frank, Jr.
Through and through the tropics : thirty thousand miles of travel in Oceania, Australasia, and India
New York : Harper Brothers, 1876. Octavo, decorated cloth boards (rubbed), bookplate to front pastedown, pp 304. With chapters on Hawaii, Sydney, Melbourne, New Zealand, and India.
CONVERSE, Frank H.
New York : Street & Smith, . ‘Medal Library no. 43’. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (chipped, some paper loss along spine), staple bound, pp 245,  publisher’s advertisements, leaves tanned, otherwise internally very good.
Quirós, Pedro Fernández de [Queirós, Pedro Fernandes de], 1563-1615
Relation Herrn Petri Fernandes de Quir, Spanischen Hauptmans [et]c. So er König. May. in Spanien [et]c. : Von dem new erfundnem vierten theil der Welt (so bissher in Mappis oder Landtafflen Terra Australis incognita genannt) vnd desselben Länder, Reichtumb vnd Fruchtbarkeit u. vbergeben : In Spanischer Sprach zu Pampelona mit dess Koniglichen Raths erlaubnuss getruckt jetzo aber meniglich zu gutem ins Teutsch gebracht.
Augspurg [i.e. Augsburg] : bey Chrysostomo Dabertzhofer, 1611. Small quarto, recent marbled papered wrappers, all edges blue, pp , 9, , title leaf with woodcut printer’s device, engraved headpiece with Jesuit trigram, historiated initial; a fine copy, housed in a custom blind tooled morocco clam shell box. Rare first German edition of the Memorial octavo …
[Hong Kong and Canton, April 1901]. Group of 67 silver gelatin photographs taken by an anonymous photographer with a private camera, all in format 95 x 115 mm, mounted recto and verso of  loose leaves from an album of the period, all with the photographer’s handwritten captions in ink beneath the image; 63 of …
London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1905. Small octavo, original blind blocked red cloth lettered in white, front hinge cracked, previous owner’s bookplate to front pastedown, pp. 64, 16, illustrated with line drawings; a good copy. The author was commander of the Melanesian Mission’s steamer Southern Cross; this work for children contains an account …
RAUCAZ, L.M., Rev.
[New York] : Society for the Propagation of the Faith, 1928. First edition. Large octavo, publisher’s gilt stamped maroon pebbled cloth (top edge of upper board and spine sunned), pp 270, numerous half-tone photographic illustrations and several lithographed plates, maps; a good copy. The story of the Roman Catholic Marist Mission to the Solomon Islands.
DOORLY, Gerald S.
The songs of the “Morning” : compiled and composed by Captain Gerald S. Doorly, one time Third Executive Officer, S.Y. Morning.
Melbourne : Bread and Cheese Club, 1943. Quarto, original grey printed wrappers, staple bound, photographic frontispiece of the ship ‘Morning’ in McMurdo Sound (National Antarctic Expedition 1901-1904), pp. 18,  pages of music notation, 1 full-page comic illustration, ‘Dissecting the piano’; introduction by R.H. Croll providing historical background; later ex libris to inside front cover, …
Netherlands. Ministerie van Overzeese Rijksdelen
[DUTCH NEW GUINEA] Rapport inzake Nederlands Nieuw-Guinea over het jaar 1954. Uitgebracht aan de Vereenigde Naties ingevolge artikel 73e van het Handvest.
The Hague : Ministerie voor Uniezaken en Overzeese Rijksdelen; Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken, [1954?]. Quarto, original printed wrappers (spine sunned), pp 120, followed by a section of black-and-white photographic plates (one loose), and a substantial number of folding statistical tables and appendices; a good copy. Comprehensive Dutch government report which covers Dutch New Guinea’s trade …
KERSTEN, Wim; OUDSHOORN, G.
Amsterdam : Museum Fodor, 1963. Small quarto, pictorial wrappers (lightly marked), 24 pp, illustrated with black-and-white photographic plates; a good copy. Catalogue produced for Museum Fodor’s exhibition of objects from the astonishing private collection of Peter Kohler, Ascona (Switzerland), staged from 22 May to 30 June 1963. It features many sculptural masterpieces from the Sepik, …
FITZGERALD, Gary L.
With contributions by Riley M. Moffat. London : Kegan Paul International, 1987. Folio, lettered cloth, illustrated dustjacket, pp. 160, extensively illustrated with maps, a fine copy. Includes chapters on Captain Cook and the maps of early missionaries.
WEST, John (1809-1873)
Adelaide : Libraries Board of South Australia, 1966. Series: Australiana Facsimile Editions no. 35. Two volumes, octavo, publisher’s blue cloth boards, pp viii, 340; vi, 380; a fine set. Facsimile edition of West’s History, originally published by Henry Dowling in Launceston in 1852.
A vivid description of adventurous journeys amongst the interesting & almost unknown peoples of the most inaccessible parts of this remote Siberian peninsula. Philadephia : J. B. Lippincott, 1927. Octavo, gilt-illustrated yellow cloth, pp. 284, photographic plates, small tear to the margin of pp. 21-22 else fine.
London : Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1914. First edition. Octavo, original red cloth boards lettered in gilt (spine sunned) previous owner’s bookplate to front pastedown, School prize label dated 1929 to front free endpaper, half title with offsetting, frontispiece plate with tissue guard intact, pp. viii, 374, 31 pages of publisher’s advertisements, with 34 black-and-white …
GREGORY, J.W. (John Walter), 1864-1932
The dead heart of Australia : a journey around Lake Eyre in the summer of 1901-1902, with some account of the Lake Eyre basin and the flowing wells of central Australia.
London : John Murray, 1906. Octavo, publisher’s brown cloth (rubbed and flecked), upper board with pictorial onlay and gilt lettering, spine lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, front pastedown with later ex libris, frontispiece photographic plate loosened and ink-marked, pp. ix, 371, numerous black-and-white photographic plates, folding maps at rear; mild foxing to edges, internally clean …
KIPPIS, Andrew (1725-1795)
Sydenham, Kent, 17 June 1776. Entire letter, manuscript in ink on single folio sheet of wove paper watermarked G.R., 360 x 230 mm, written on 1 1/4 sides, addressed to ‘The Rev. Mr. Parry, at Cirencester, Gloucestershire’, signed at the foot ‘Your most affectionate Brother and obliged Servant, And. Kippis’; remnants of wax seal; original …
Graphite on artist’s paper, 137 x 206 mm (sheet), captioned by the artist in the upper margin ‘Hongkong Coolies carrying Twist’; scattered foxing; mounted on a section of a page removed from an album of sketches, watercolours and photographs compiled by S.P. Sabin, a P. & O. officer who served on various ships in the …
Graphite and wash on artist’s paper, 103 x 161 mm (sheet), captioned and initialled at lower right ‘Woosung S.P.S.’; mounted on a section of a page removed from an album of sketches, watercolours and photographs compiled by S.P. Sabin, a P. & O. officer who served on various ships in the Far East between 1900 …
LOBSCHEID, Wilhelm (1822-1893)
The religion of the Dayaks. Collected and translated into English by the Rev. W. Lobscheid. And the political, social and religious constitution of the natives of the west coast of Formosa, before and during the occupation of the island by the Dutch; or a contribution to the knowledge of the east. Translated from an old Dutch work by the Rev. W. Lobscheid.
Hongkong : Printed by J. de Souza, 1866. “Third edition”. Octavo, recent papered boards with morocco title label lettered in gilt; the second part with separate title page and pagination: pp. , 12; , 14; a very good copy. A scarcely recorded Hong Kong imprint. The German missionary Wilhelm Lobscheid (1822-1893) was sent out by …
Graphite and wash on artist’s paper, 140 x 240 mm (sheet), captioned and initialled at lower right ‘Near Singapore S.P.S.’; unmounted; pale foxing; removed from an album of sketches, watercolours and photographs compiled by S.P. Sabin, a P. & O. officer who served on various ships in the Far East between 1900 and 1908, including …
Sentença proferida sobre a preza do navio Portuguez D. Manoel de Portugal e Castro, aprezado na rada de Macao aos 9 de Abril de 1836. Com traducçao em inglez.
Canton : Na typographia do Canton Register, 1836. Octavo, contemporary black cloth boards, front free-endpaper with early inscription and wet stamps indicating the book was presented to J. F. Marques Pereira by Celestino de Menezes, title with stamp of de Menezes, pp ii, 1-28 (Portuguese text), 1-28 (English translation); a very good copy, housed in …
Graphite and wash on artist’s paper, 155 x 270 mm (sheet), initialled at lower right ‘S.P.S.’; verso with artist’s pencilled caption ‘Hongkong’; unmounted; removed from an album of sketches, watercolours and photographs compiled by S.P. Sabin, a P. & O. officer who served on various ships in the Far East between 1900 and 1908, including …
OCEANIC STEAMSHIP COMPANY
Oceanic Steamship Company. Passenger list of S.S. Mariposa, for Honolulu, Auckland and Sydney. Sailing from San Francisco September 24th, 1888.
[San Francisco] : Oceanic Steamship Company, 1888. Folding card (starting to split along spine, mild marginal staining to front), duodecimo, 155 x 113 mm, lithographed vignette of the SS Mariposa to front, inner pages with lists of passengers for Honolulu, Auckland and Sydney (a few annotations in pencil made by the original owner).
SPENCER, Baldwin (1860-1929)
London : Macmillan and Co., 1928. First edition. Two volumes, octavo, original green cloth boards with gilt lettered spines, in the original dust jackets (original bookseller Angus & Robertson’s labels to spines, some very mild edge wear, volume 2 with a tint amount of silverfishing to fore-edge), top edges gilt, volume I pp xxviii, 456; …
London : Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1926. Second edition. Octavo, original blind blocked green cloth (rubbed and worn), in the scarce dust jacket (loss at corners, vertical creases to front panel and spine), front pastedown with original owner’s inscription and laters owner’s ex libris, edges uncut, pp. 331, illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographic plates (several with tape …
INGLETON, Geoffrey C.
Foreword by HRH The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh. Guildford, Surrey [U.K.] : Genesis Publications in association with Hedley Australia, 1986. Large quarto, publisher’s green cloth boards with gilt lettering to upper board and spine, upper board with pictorial onlay of Flinders’ Investigator and Baudin’s Le Géographe, front endpapers with map, rear endpapers illustrated with …
More old Tasmanian prints : a companion volume to The engravers of Van Diemen’s Land and Old Tasmanian prints.
Launceston : Foot & Playsted, 1984. Edition limited to 1000 copies (no. 444). Large octavo, fine pictorial cloth boards in like dust jacket, colour frontispiece plate, 389 pp, illustrated with colour and black and white plates, a fine copy.
PÉRON, François, 1775-1810; FREYCINET, Louis Claude Desaulses de, 1779-1842; LESUEUR, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846; PETIT, Nicolas-Martin, 1777-1804
Voyage de découvertes aux terres Australes. Exécuté par ordre de sa Majesté l’Empereur et Roi, sur les corvettes le Géographe, le Naturaliste, et la goélette le Casuarina, pendant les années 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804.
Rare set of the regular account of the Baudin expedition to the Terres Australes, the text volumes in publisher’s wrappers, with the plates presented in both coloured and uncoloured states. One of the most important and famous descriptions of Australia ever published, it also contains the first published complete and fully detailed map of Australia, Freycinet’s Carte …
Ricci, Matteo, 1552-1610; Trigault, Nicolas (translator), 1577-1628
De Christiana expeditione apud Sinas suscepta ab Societate Jesu. Ex P. Matthaei Ricii eiusdem societatis comentariis, libri V … in quibus Sinensis regni mores leges atque instituta et novæ illius Ecclesiæ difficillima primordia accurate & summa fide describuntur. Auctore P. Nicolao Trigautio Belga ex eadem societate.
Augustae Vind. [Augsburg] : Apud Christoph. Mangium, 1615. First edition. Small quarto, contemporary limp vellum; manuscript title along lower edge; engraved title page by Jacques de Fornazeris, incorporating a map of China flanked by the figures of St Francis Xavier and Matteo Ricci; folding plan of the villa in Peking, converted into a chapel, showing …
TOURNON, Charles-Thomas (Carlo Tommaso) Maillard de (1668-1710); THOMAS, Antoine (1644-1709)
[MANUSCRIPTS] Copy of a report by Cardinal Maillard de Tournon sent from Macau to the Propaganda Fide, 1705; [together with] Supplicatio facta Imperatori, being a copy of a document relating to Tournon’s imprisonment at Macau, by Antoine Thomas and others 
Small quarto, recent marbled papered boards with gilt lettered and decorated morocco label to upper board; front pastedown with ex libris of H.P. Kraus; manuscript in ink on wove paper with anchor watermark; pp [2 blank], [5 Report of Tournon], [4 Supplicatio facta Imperatori], [1 blank]; both documents are written in the same neat secretarial …
Nicetto, Juan Bautista; Fortet, Pierre Paulle (translator)
[MANUSCRIPT] Briefue Relacion de ce qu’il y a de plus remarquable dans la grande Chine, envoyée par le R.R.P.P. Jean Baptiste Nicetto Missionaire Apostolique dans ce grand Empire, & traduitte fort fidelement de l’Espagnol en langue française.
[Mexico, 1708]. Small quarto, old marbled papered boards; ex libris of Florencio Gavito to front pastedown; manuscript in ink in a neat contemporary hand, pp 13; colophon at the foot of the last page: ‘In Mexico, this 20th November 1708. Most faithfully translated by Pierre Paulle Fortet, currently in this city, capital of the Kingdom of New …
Castro, Felix Leal de (pseud.?)
Portugal en la Ciudad de Macao. Hiang Xan [Heungshan] : [s.n.], [1712?]. Small quarto, plain wrappers with manuscript title (detached and with early repair); title page; pp 49; printed xylographically on one side of the sheet only, on double rice paper folded at the fore-edge in the Chinese style; housed in a folding clamshell box …
Stumpf, Kilian, 1655-1720
Informatio Pro Veritate Contra iniquiorem famam sparsam per Sinas cum Calumnia in PP. Soc. Jesu, & Detrimento Missionis. Com̃unicata Missionariis In Imperio Sinensi. Anno 1717.
[Peking] : [Society of Jesus], 1717 [i.e. 1718]. Small folio, early plain wrappers (stained and detached); title leaf, ff 94; printed xylographically on one side of the sheet only, on double rice paper folded at the fore-edge in the Chinese style; f. 39 folded inside-out, presenting the text in reverse; pale staining to first and …
Tavares de Velles Guerreiro, João, active 1718
Deos de Macao na China, fes de Goa athe chegar a ditta cide. : divida em duas partes. [Macau] : [s.n.], . Folio, near contemporary calf, rebacked; Chinese patterned paper wrappers; title page with contemporary inscription to bottom margin, a name roughly erased and paper restored; pp 185, [blank]; printed xylographically on one side of …
MEDHURST, W.H. (Walter Henry), 1796-1857
Chinese dialogues; questions, and familiar sentences, literally rendered into English, with a view to promote commercial intercourse, and to assist beginners in the language.
Shanghae (Shangai) : Printed at the Mission Press, 1844. First edition. Octavo, contemporary cloth backed marbled papered boards (heavily rubbed, corners worn, backstrip lifting, front hinge cracked), front free-endpaper inscribed in ink in a contemporary hand ‘Curious China Expositor’ and with early owners’ names in ink and faint pencil (tear at fore-edge), pp viii, 782 …
SMITH, George (Bishop of Victoria), 1815-1871
being a narrative of a mission of inquiry, to the Jewish synagogue at K’ae-Fung-Foo, on behalf of the London Society for Promoting Christianity among the Jews : with an introduction, by the Right Revd. George Smith, D.D. Lord Bishop of Victoria. Shanghae : printed at the London Missionary Society’s Press, 1851. Octavo, modern half-calf over …
NYE, Gideon (1812 - 1888)
Being an inquiry into the causes of the rupture of the English and French treaties of Tien-Tsin: and comprising a general review of our relations with China : with notices of Japan, Siam and Cochin-China. Supplemental of the “Rationale of the China Question” and the “Memorable Year”. Printed, not published, at Macao, 1860. Quarto, original …
DENNYS, N[icholas] B[elfield] (? - 1900)
Hong Kong : printed by A. Shortrede & Co., 1866. Octavo, marbled papered boards (rubbed), gilt lettered morocco label to spine, pp [vi]; 61; [blank]; v, folding lithographed plans of Peking and the ‘Prohibited City’ (Forbidden City) with original colour, large folding map on rice paper of the road from Tungchow to Peking; lithographed map …
PERREIRA, A. Marques
Macau : Jose da Silva, 1868. Octavo, quarter cloth over printed papered boards, speckled pink endpapers, pp viii, , 140; a fine example. A rare Macao imprint documenting the history of the city.
Cover title: H.M.S. Suffolk “Nous maintiendrons”. Hong Kong : privately printed, . Royal octavo, blue faux leather, upper board and spine lettered in gilt, illustrated title page, 164 pp, with many photographic illustrations and sketches, maps, a near fine copy. Scarce. A record of the Royal Navy cruiser H.M.S. Suffolk‘s third commission on the China …
BRAGA, J[ose] M[aria] (Jack)
Macao : printed by N. T. Fernandes & Filhos, 1940. Octavo, modern marbled boards with gilt-lettered title label, original printed front wrapper bound in, pp [iv]; 56; age toning to the paper, but a very good copy. One of the rarest publications by Jack Braga, the noted historian of Portuguese colonial history in Asia. In …
Boxer, C.R. (Charles Ralph), 1904-2000
Macau : Imprensa Nacional, 1942. First edition, limited to 500 copies; this is one of 25 numbered copies on Dutch Cream Woven paper (copy no. 1). Folio, original embossed cloth lettered in gilt, with coat of arms of Macau to upper board; pp 231; illustrated with 29 full page plates, some folding; a fine copy. …
WHITE, John (1756-1832)
with sixty-five plates of non descript animals, birds, lizards, serpents, curious cones of trees and other natural productions by John White Esqre., Surgeon General to the settlement. London : J. Debrett, 1790. Quarto, full speckled calf, expertly rebacked preserving original spine, contrasting morocco title labels, decorated in gilt, edges rubbed, marbled endpapers, pp [xviii], 299, …
FREYCINET, Louis Claude de Saulces de (1779-1841)
The great French navigator Louis de Freycinet (1779-1841) sailed with Baudin on his famous expedition in Australian waters (1800-1803), and his map, subsequently published in 1811 in Péron’s Voyage de découvertes aux terres australes, was the first to show a complete outline of the coastline of Australia. He later circumnavigated the globe in the Uranie in 1817-1820 …
VANCOUVER, George (1757-1798)
[VANCOUVER] Puteshestvie v severnuiu chast’ Tikhago Okeana i vokrug sveta, sovershennoe v 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 i 1795 godakh, Kapitanom Georgiem Vankuverom.
Sanktpeterburg : v Morskoĭ tipografii, 1827-1838. Six volumes, octavo, modern half leather over marbled boards, pp , iii, 333; , 524; , 422, ; , 511; , 559; , 297; nineteenth century ink inscription on title page of volume 2, red ink stamp of a private library on half-title of volume 5, occasional mild foxing, …
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 …
Hay, John, 1546-1607
A Joanne Hayo Dalgatttiensi Scoto Societatis Jesu in librum unum coacervatae. Antuerpiæ : Ex officina Martini Nutij, ad insigne duarum Ciconiarum, Anno M. DC. V. [Antwerp : Martin Nutius, 1605]. Octavo, fine Jesuit binding of full calf ruled in gilt with ornamental cornerpieces; upper board with central Jesuit device, lower board with heraldic crest; flat-panel …