Asia

  • # 29139

    MENGHETTI, Diane

    Sound of our summer seas

    Diane Menghetti ; with pen and ink drawings by Tate Adams, RE. Melbourne : Macmillan Art Publishing, 2004. Quarto, laminated boards, pp. 40, illustrated. New copy. An illustrated account of the history of Japanese culture and influence in Australia, in conjunction with an exhibition co-ordinated by Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville.

  • # 29090

    DALRYMPLE, Alexander (1737-1808)

    An historical collection of the several voyages and discoveries in the South Pacific Ocean.

    Being chiefly a literal translation from the Spanish writers. London : Printed for the Author; and sold by J. Nourse, Bookseller in Ordinary to His Majesty; T. Payne, at the Mews-gate; and P. Elmsley, opposite Southampton-street, Strand, 1770-71. First edition, second issue (with dedication in Vol. I dated Jan. 1 1770). Two volumes bound in one, …

  • # 28944

    KEITH, Elizabeth (illustrator); SCOTT, Espet Keith Robertson (text)

    Old Korea : the land of morning calm

    London : Hutchinson & Co., 1946. Quarto, decorated cloth in dustjacket (foxed, a couple of short tears), pp. 72, colour frontispiece, illustrated with colour and black and white plates, preliminaries foxed, internally fine. Scarce, a very good copy in the flimsy dustjacket, an important illustrated account of Korea. From Clara: Database of Women Artists (National …

  • # 28943

    WOOD, Maye

    Malay for Mems

    Singapore : Kelly & Walsh, 1949. Fifth edition. Duodecimo, printed cards with cloth spine, very lightly marked, wetstamp for previous owner to front pastedown, pp. [iv]; 43, light toning but internally clean. Printed by Liang Brothers, Singapore. A rare locally printed phrasebook, first published in 1928 for the memsahib (married white upper class woman) guiding them …

  • # 28731

    CLEMETSON, John; BETTANY, Desmond (illustrator)

    Changi Industries Incorporated : don’t ever again say “It can’t be done!” / with the compliments of the O/C P.O.W. Rubber Factory Changi, Singapore.

    [Cover title]. s.l. : s.n., [1948]. First edition. Small quarto (205 x 165 mm), publisher’s string-bound printed stiff wrappers (front with small loss at bottom corner, else good), pp 5, [30], with 15 full page b/w plates, 14 being photographic reproductions of original cartoons drawn by P.O.W. Des Bettany; contents very clean throughout, a good …

  • # 28792

    CHIANG, Ker Chiu

    How to write the Chinese characters listed in Mandarin made easy

    Singapore : Lam Yeong Press, [1963]. Quarto, lettered wrappers, pp. 32. Text in English and Chinese. Diagrams and character maps, one of which has been completed in manuscript.

  • # 28791

    BHANJA, Kamalesh

    Mystic Tibet and the Himalaya

    Darjeeling : Gilbert & Company, 1948. First edition. Octavo, cloth in dust jacket (corners bumped, chipping to head and foot of spine), pp. 306, abrasion to title page, illustrations, a very good copy of the first edition, printed on the subcontinent. A cultural description of the people of Sikkim and Tibet, with references as must …

  • # 28889

    JARMAN, Ethel

    Eastern glimpses : being the daily diary of an Australian woman on tour in the Far East.

    Adelaide : Printed by Vardon & Sons, Ltd. [for The Author], 1935. Octavo (220 x 145 mm), original blue pebbled cloth with gilt lettering and device to upper board (boards lightly rubbed, spine and lower board sunned), a presentation copy inscribed on the front free-endpaper ‘To Mr. & Mrs. H. R. Neate, with all good …

  • # 28567

    NOEL, J. B. L. (1890-1989) (filmmaker); THOMAS, Lowell (promoter); CO-OPERATIVE FILM EXCHANGE LTD. (MELBOURNE)

    The Official Cinematograph Record of “Climbing Mount Everest”. Controlled throughout Australia by Co-Operative Film Exchange Ltd., Russell Street, Melbourne.

    Melbourne : W. T. Cunningham (Co-Operative Film Exchange Ltd.), 1924. Commercial memorandum. Quarto (260 x 195 mm), single sheet, roneo printed on the lithographed stationery of the Co-Operative Film Exchange, illustrated with a scene of British climbers and the summit of Everest; dated 16 September 1924 and signed at the foot by Managing Director W. …

  • # 27499

    BARNETT, P. Neville

    Hiroshige

    Sydney : privately printed at the Beacon Press, 1938. Limited to 200 copies signed and numbered by the author. Small quarto, quarter-vellum over gilt-lettered boards, lacking the flimsy card slipcase, illustrated endpapers, pp 45, [1] colophon, illustrated with 20 chuban woodcut prints after Hiroshige, tipped in (some ghosting from the glue as usual); a near …

  • # 27601

    RAND McNALLY & Co.

    Rand McNally New Library Atlas Map of Philippine Islands

    Chicago : Rand McNally, 1913. Map printed in colour, 700 x 520 mm, inset maps of Manila, Manila and Vicinity, Batan and Babuyan Islands, the China Sea, folded, a coupe of short tears, a very good copy in gilt-lettered cloth folding case. Scarce.

  • # 27392

    WROTH, Lawrence C.

    The early cartography of the Pacific

    New York : Bibliographical Society of America, 1944. Octavo, gilt-lettered blue cloth, presentation inscription on the half-title, pp. 192, 22 folding maps, a fine copy. Printed in an edition of 100 copies. Includes chapters on Dutch discoveries, Captain Cook, mapping of Japan, Russian discoveries, New Guinea et alia. “One hundred copies, with an index added, …

  • # 28431

    BAUER, Carl Johann Sigmund, (1780-1857)

    [GLOBE; TASMANIA]. The world with ist [sic] inhabitants.

    Nuremberg : Bauer, c. 1830. Original card box with marbled paper sides measuring 60 x 52 x 54 mm, the engraved paper label on lid with title (mis-spelling ‘its’ as ‘ist’) and images of inhabitants from four continents, containing an original miniature terrestrial globe and folding paper concertina of vignettes of the races of the …

  • # 13347

    Cardim, António Francisco, 1596-1659

    Fasciculus e Iapponicis floribus, suo adhuc madentibus sanguine, compositus a P. Antonio Francisco Cardim è Societate Iesv, prouinciæ Iapponiæ ad Urbem procuratore.

    / Catalogus regularium, et secularium, qui in Iapponiæ regnis … ab ethnics in odium Christianæ Fidei … violenta morte sublati sunt. / Mors felicissima quatuor legatorum Lusitanorum et sociorum quos Japponiae imperator occidit in odium Christianae religionis. Romae : typis heredum Corbelletti, 1646. Three parts in one volume, quarto; contemporary vellum; pp [viii], 252; 79; 40; some …

  • # 15201

    Ramusio, Giovanni Battista

    Primo volume et quarta edizione. Delle Navigationi et viaggi raccolto da m. Gio. Batt. Ramusio et con molti vaghi

    discorsi da lui in molti luoghi dichiarato et illustrato … … Venetia : nella Stamperia de’ Giunti, 1588. [TOGETHER WITH] Secondo volume Delle Navigationi et viaggi raccolto da m. Gio. Batt. Ramusio … Venetia : Appresso i Giunti, 1583. [TOGETHER WITH] Terzo volume Delle Navigationi et viaggi raccolto da m. Gio. Batt. Ramusio … Venetia : nella Stamperia de’ Giunti, …

  • # 27821

    TAKARAZUKA GIRLS' OPERA CORPORATION

    [GENDER; THEATRE] Takarazuka : pleasure centre of Japan

    Takarazuka : Takarazuka Girls’ Opera Corporation, [circa 1935]. Quarto (260 x 190 mm), original pictorial wrappers (mild wear at corners), pp 20 (including inner wrappers), photographic illustrations, advertisements; with pictorial essays on the famous Takarazuka Girls’ Opera and New Hot Spring House resort, and features on the Takarazuka Symphony Society, the Takarazuka Theatre, the Zoological …