Asia

  • # 18176

    [TAKAMATSU, M.]

    Japanese merchant’s catalogue of Chinese export furniture, with original mounted photographs.

    [Japan] : M. Takamatsu, [c.1910]. Quarto, 250 x 190 mm, bound in Japanese folding accordion style, in the original wooden boards (textile coverings perished), wet stamp of the merchant ‘M. Takamatsu’ to front and rear pastedowns, comprising [38] leaves of thick card with 152 sepia printing-out paper photographs of Chinese export furniture, probably destined for …

  • # 35210

    MARSDEN, William (1754-1836)

    Histoire de Sumatra

    : dans laquelle on traite du gouvernement, du commerce, des arts, des loix, des coutumes & des moeurs des habitans de s productions naturelles, & de l’ancien ètat politique de cette isle … Paris : Chez Buisson, 1788. Two volumes, octavo, original marbled wrappers, spines with original printed title labels; vol. 1. pp 16, 360, folding …

  • # 34765

    CARDEW, Lieut. F. G. Calcutta :

    A sketch of the services of the Bengal Native Army, to the year 1895. (F. W. S. Cumbrae Stewart’s copy)

    Office of the Superindendent of Government Printing, India, 1903. Octavo, gilt-lettered green cloth (small tears to head and foot of spine), pp. [xii]; v; two colour plates; 576; ii (glossary of vernacular terms), a very good copy; first blank with the ownership inscription of ‘F. W. S. Cumbrae  Stewart, The University, Brisbane, July 1912’. Francis …

  • # 34847

    Visit Kuala Lumpur. Economic holidays by Malayan Railway.

    Kuala Lumpur : Malayan Railway Administration, c. 1950. Tourist brochure, folding, 4 double sided panels, illustrations. Mint copy.

  • # 34776

    MURRAY, Hugh

    The travels of Marco Polo.

    Greatly amended and enlarged from valuable early manuscripts recently published by the French society of geography and in Italy by Count Baldelli Boni. With copious notes, illustrating the routes and observations of the author, and comparing them with those of more recent travellers. By Hugh Murray, F.R.S.E. Edinburgh : Oliver & Boyd, 1844. Second edition. …

  • # 34601

    [BIRDWOOD, William Riddell, Field Marshal, 1st Baron Birdwood, 1865-1951]; BIRDWOOD, Christopher Bromhead, 2nd Baron Birdwood, 1899-1962 (compiler)

    Birdwood family scrapbook relating to the military service of Field Marshal William Riddell Birdwood (Commander of ANZAC) and his son, Major Christopher Bromhead Birdwood (Aide-de-Camp, Australian Corps). Gallipoli, Western Front and India, 1915-1930.

    An important archive containing approximately 50 items of manuscript and printed ephemera (letters, maps, documents and photographs) pertaining to the military service of Field Marshal William Birdwood (1865-1951), commander of ANZAC at Gallipoli in the Great War, and of his son Christopher Bromhead Birdwood (1899-1962), who acted as the Field Marshal’s Aide-de-Camp in France while …

  • # 34615

    [Compiler unknown]

    Ferns from the Himalayas

    [Manuscript title on front board]. [Circa 1880]. Portfolio (360 x 255 mm), original papered boards, the front with handmade découpage (embossed and green silk decoration) and chromolithographed onlay, with calligraphic manuscript lettering in black ink at centre Ferns from the Himalayas; the first leaf [f.1] has a calligraphic manuscript rendering of a poem by Scottish poet …

  • # 34408

    Maker unknown.

    A Tibetan manuscript book cover

    Tibet, early twentieth century. Wooden board, decorated in red and gold paint, 215 x 680 mm, title in Lhantsa script and decoration on upper panel, old chips and wear to the edges, a very good, large example. A scarce wooden cover for a Tibetan manuscript. It is worth noting that many examples with flat surfaces …

  • # 34433

    RAND, Edward.

    All Aboard for Sunrise Lands. A trip through California across the Pacific to Japan, China and Australia.

    Chicago: Donohue, Henneberry & Co., circa 1890. Quarto, illustrated papered boards with cloth spine (wear to edges, hinges split, 384p illustrated with numerous black and white engravings. Includes approximately 100 pages on Australia and New Zealand.

  • # 34204

    [Āl Inḍiyā Muḥammadan Inglo Oriyanṭal Ejūkeshnal Kānfarans]

    [ISLAM] Two broadsides printed for the All-India Muslim Educational Conference, Nagpur, 1911.

    Delhi : Maktaba-e-Mujtabaee, 1911. A pair of broadsides summarizing proceedings at the All-India Muslim Educational Conference, held at Nagpur in December 1911. Two folio sheets, each 500 x 320 mm, both lithographically printed recto only; text in Urdu in Arabic script; original folds, some light foxing, otherwise fine condition.  

  • # 34315

    TOZE, A. V. and STRANGE, Sgt. S.

    In defence of Singapore

    A series of drawings with brief Notes by L/Bdr. A. V. Toze, 122 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, and Sgt. S Strange, The Loyal Regiment. Preston [U.K.] : T. Snape, 1947.Qiarto, papered boards (a couple of stains), cloth spine, pp. [44], nineteen black and white plates showing Singapore before and during the Japanese invasion and occupation, drawn …

  • # 34015

    GEIL, William Edgar (1865-1925)

    [NEW GUINEA] Ocean and isle. (First edition, signed by the author)

    Melbourne : Wm. T. Pater & Co., 1902. First edition. Octavo (220 x 150 mm), publisher’s maroon cloth over boards with gilt-lettered spine (a few light marks, spine ends softened), patterned endpapers, first blank with a Biblical quote (Luke 19:13) inscribed by the author in ink and with his signature beneath in pencil, frontispiece photographic …

  • # 33244

    ISE, Sadatake (1717 - 1784)

    Token zu [刀剣図]

    Manuscript watercolour album in Japanese binding of cards with title label (rubbed and worn), 27.5 x 19 cms, 11 double page leaves illustrated in watercolour of Japanese swords, small Japanese collector’s stamp, a few old wormholes and paper repairs, a very good example. Ise Sadatake was a historian and author of a number of books …

  • # 33883

    DEACON, Destiny et al.

    International Triennale of Contemporary Art 2001

    Yokohama : Yokohama Triennale Committee, 2001. Quarto, lettered wrappers, pp. 408, illustrated. Text in English and Japanese. Includes work by contemporary Australian artists Destiny Deacon and STELARC, as well as works by Yoko Ono, Fiona Tan, Marina Abramovic, Cai Gui-Qiang, Felix Gonzales-Torres, Victor + Rolf, William Kentridge, Maurizio Cattelan, Yayoi Kusama, and others. Includes installation …

  • # 33926

    MUKHERJEE, Mrinalini (1949 - 2015)

    Mrinalini Mukherjee

    New Delhi : the artist, circa 1980. Promotional brochure, quarto, pp. [6], glossy paper, illustrated, essay by Nilima Sheikh, biography. Booklet on the influential Indian textile sculptor.

  • # 33310

    O'DWYER, Michael Francis (1864-1940)

    A visit to Russian Central Asia.

    / By Michael Francis O’Dwyer, I.C.S., Director of Land Records and Agriculture, Punjab. pp. 479-512 in: Journal of the Society of Arts, April 16, 1897. London : The Society, 1897. Octavo (250 x 165 mm), stitchbound, pp. i-ii, 479-514, iii-iv; one double-page with 4 photomechanical process illustrations of mosques and tombs in Samarkand and the …