Xavier, Francisco de (1506-1552), et al.
dalli Reuerendi padri della Compagnia di Giesv; Dove S’Intende Delli Paesi, delle genti, & costumi loro, & la grande conuersione di molti popoli, che hanno riceuuto il lume della santa sede, & religione Christiana; Tradotti nuouamente dalla lingua Spagnuola nella Italiana. (Parts 2-5 titled: Nuovi Avisi delle Indie [or dell’Indie] di Portogallo … … ). In Venetia …
Mendes Pinto, Fernão (d. 1583); Cogan, Henry (translator)
The voyages and adventures of Ferdinand Mendez Pinto, a Portugal, during his travels for the space of one and twenty years in the Kingdoms of Ethiopia, China, Tartaria, Cauchinchina, Calaminham, Siam, Pegu, Japan, and a great part of the East-Indies.
With a relation and description of most of the places thereof ; their religion, laws, riches, customs, and government in time of peace and war : where he five times suffered shipwrack, was sixteen times sold, and thirteen times made a slave : written originally by himself in the Portugal tongue and dedicated to the …
Paris : Chez Marcilly libraire, [c.1835]. Oblong duodecimo (112 x 132 mm), original printed papered boards, pp , viii, 136,  leaves of hand coloured engraved plates; occasional mild foxing, a very good copy. A beautifully illustrated work for children containing brief descriptions of various aspects of the history and culture of many places around the …
HADDON, Alfred C. (Cort) (1855-1940)
[TORRES STRAIT] Environment and cultural progress among primitive peoples. (Inscribed by Alfred Haddon).
The Herbertson Memorial Lecture delivered in London, October 26th, 1927. Newtown, U.K. : The Montgomeryshire Express Ltd. [for the author], [1927?]. Tall octavo (245 x 153 mm), original printed wrappers (toned, lower wrapper chipped at top edge), a presentation copy inscribed on the upper wrapper by the author, distinguished Cambridge anthropologist Alfred Cort Haddon, for Dr. …
CHURHILL, Winston Spencer
London : Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900. First edition. New impression. Octavo, illustrated cloth (a little flecked), book club label to front pastedown (partially removed), frontispiece folding map, printed in colour, pp. xiv; 498; ; 32, four plans (one folding), preliminaries a little foxed, else a very good copy. Churchill’s recollections and impressions of the …
Dresden : Rudolf Kaemmerer Verlag, 1920. Quarto, illustrated papers boards (backstrip defective), lithographed bookplate by Irma Stern for herself to front pastedown (176 x 136 mm), pp. 54, one colour and 10 black and white plates. Text in German. From the library of important South African artist Irma Stern (1894 – 1966), with her lithographed …
Prévost, Antoine François (Abbé) (1697-1763)
ou, Nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre, qui ont été publiées jusqu’à présent dans les différentes langues de toutes les nations connues … … Paris : Didot, 1746 – 1789. Twenty volumes, quarto (290 x 230 mm), uniformly bound in period full French speckled calf, ruled in gilt, …
“Treasure Trove”, found on fire and dismasted, by the Cape Mail ship “Celt”, off Sierra Leone, 1868.
Pen and ink and pencil on paper, sheet 200 x 320 mm, signed in ink at lower left W. Fleming, Passenger, and captioned in lower margin in the artist’s hand: “Treasure Trove” (iron ship) derelict, found on fire & dismasted, by the Cape Mail sp. “Celt” Captain Baynton, outward bound 23 Sep 1868 Lat 9. …
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 …
NODDER, W. G. and TWYMAN, C. D.
London : Stamp Collectors’ Fortnightly, 1955. Stamp Collectors’ Fortnightly Handbook No. 3 (New Series). Octavo, original wrappers, pp 105, illustrated; a good copy.
[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 …
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, …
Rome : [s.n.], [1816?]. Broadside on laid paper, quarto (185 x 140 mm), a poem with 18 stanzas in two columns printed recto and verso; colophon at foot ‘In Roma, Con Permesso’; worn, and with a short tear at one edge of a horizontal fold, but complete. A scarcely recorded broadside with an anonymous poem …
ANTI-APARTHEIDS BEWEGING [NETHERLANDS]
[ANTI-APARTHEID POSTER] Demonstratie : Steun het verzet in Zuid Afrika! Geen steun aan het racisties regime! 28 augustus / 14 uur. Amsterdam. Vertrek: Westermarkt.
[= Support the resistance in South Africa! No support for the racist regime!]. [Amsterdam] : Anti-Apartheids Beweging, [c1970]. Poster, screenprint, 580 x 410 mm, unbacked; mild creasing at top corners, otherwise in very good condition. Poster advertising a rally in Amsterdam against Apartheid in South Africa.
BONAR, Andrew R. (editor)
Incidents of missionary enterprise : illustrative of the progress of Christianity in heathen countries, and of the researches, sufferings and adventures of missionaries.
Edinburgh and London : Thomas Nelson, 1845. Third edition. Small octavo, original blind blocked morocco gilt (corners and edges of boards a little worn), all edges gilt, front free-endpaper with gift inscription dated 1848, front pastedown and endpaper with bookplates of later owners, first blank with recent ownership inscription, extra illustrated title page with lithographed …
DELISLE, Guillaume (1675-1726); BUACHE, Ph.; DEZAUCHE, J.
dressée par G. Delisle et Ph. Buache, premiers géographes du Roi … revue, corigée et augmentée par Dezauche … 1827. Paris : J. Dezauche, 1827. Copper engraved map with hand coloured outlines, 490 x 630 mm, folding to 160 x 100 mm, in original marbled papered boards (small loss to paper at head) with manuscript …