[MANUSCRIPT] A Journal or Narrative of the Proceedings betweene the Commissioners appointed by His Majestie, and the Commissioners Deputed by the States Generall, pursuant to the Treaty of Peace made at Westminster 9/19 Ffebruary 1673/4 Concerning a Treaty Marine to be observed throughout all the World. And also an Article particularly relateing to the English and Dutch East India Companyes Concluded in the yeare 1674.
[London, 1674-75]. Folio, old mottled calf gilt, spine with raised bands, gilt ornament, red leather title labels lettered in gilt, all edges gilt; manuscript written in English, Latin, Dutch and French in several contemporary secretarial hands; ff 269; clean and fresh throughout. An important contemporary manuscript record of the Mixed Commission established to draw up a Treaty Marine and …
MILNE, William (1785-1822)
A retrospect of the first ten years of the Protestant Mission to China, (now, in connection with the Malay, Denominated, the Ultra-Ganges Missions.) Accompanied with Miscellaneous Remarks on the Literature, History, and Mythology of China, &c.
Malacca : Printed at the Anglo-Chinese Press, 1820. Octavo, recent quarter calf over marbled papered boards, spine with raised bands, gilt ornament and lettering; printed on Chinese paper; pp viii, 376; a fine copy. After Robert Morrison, William Milne was only the second Protestant missionary sent to China by the London Missionary Society. Milne worked in …
MOOR, J[ohn] H[enry] (1802 - 1843)
being a collection of papers relating to Borneo, Celebes, Bali, Java, Sumatra, Nias, the Philippine Islands, Sulu, Siam, Cochin China, Malayan peninsula, &c. Accompanied by an index and six maps. Part first [all published]. Singapore : the author, 1837. Quarto, publisher’s quarter-cloth over papered boards (expertly rebacked), remnants of original paper title label, large handcoloured folding map …
WINSTEDT, R. O.
With illustrations by Dorothea A. H. Aldworth. Singapore : Kelly and Walsh, 1916. Quarto, papered boards with pictorial onlay (a little worn at edges, paper collection label to spine), pp. 81, illustrated with colour plates. A fine copy, rarely found thus.
Seaview Hotel Singapore. The Seaside Resort of Malaya. Tennis Golf Swimming Dancing Open Air Cinema. Fully up-to-date with every modern convenience.
[Singapore : Sarkies Bros., c.1925]. Single sheet, 300 x 300 mm, folding to 300 x 100 mm, pictorial cover in colour, with 6 photographic views of the Hotel; short tears at the edges of the folds, otherwise very good. An exquisitely designed brochure for the luxurious Seaview Hotel. The owners, Sarkies Bros., were also the proprietors …
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 …
UNITED STATES LEGATION TO CHINA
Treaties between the United States of America and China, Japan, Lewchew and Siam, Acts of Congress and the Attorney-General’s opinion : with the decrees and regulations issued for the guidance of U.S. Consular Courts in China.
Hongkong : [United States Legation to China], 1862. Octavo, contemporary half calf over pebbled cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt (repaired), front pastedown with early ownership inscription in pencil of ‘P.B. Bradford, Shanghai’; pp 190; text in English and Chinese; endpapers with light offsetting and foxing, a few pencilled marginalia; a good copy.
SCHLEGEL, Gustave (1840 - 1903)
Thian Ti Hwui. The Hung-League, or, Heaven-Earth-League. A secret society with the Chinese in China and India.
Batavia [Jakarta] : Lange & Co., 1866. Quarto, half crushed morocco over marbled papered boards, spine lettered in gilt, bookplate to front pastedown for John A. Cockburn and bookseller’s label of Arthur Probsthain, pp xl; 253; 16 folding lithographed plates, pale foxing to preliminaries; a very good copy. Text in English and Chinese. The rare …
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 …
Louis Eppinger, Manager. Yokohama : Grand Hotel, 1902. Quarto, chromolithograph sheet, folded, pp. , printed dinner menu for Wednesday, Sept. 24th, 1902, wine list, musical programme. Charming illustrated menu from one of Yokohama’s leading hotels.
DHARAN, K. N.
Singapore : Space and Purpose, 1958. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 50, illustrations. Tourist booklet.
Kobe : Hyogo Prefecture Exhibitors’ Association,1915. Duodecimo, Japanese crepe paper wrappers, string bound, folding maps and charts (miscreased), pp. 82, advertisements.
s.l. : s.n. : c. 1925. Oblong duodecimo, printed wrappers, stringbound, folding map of Singapore, pp. 20, photographic illustrations. Scarce tourist brochure from the legendary hotel opened by the Armenian Sarkie brothers in 1887.
Nara, Japan : Nara Hotel, . Narrow octavo, pictorial wrappers, 46 pp, fold out maps, illustrations; a fine copy.
The fifty-first annual report of the Santal Mission of the Northern Churches (the Indian home mission to the Santals) for the year 1917 – 1918.
Dukma [India] : Santal Mission of the Northern Churches, 1919. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. iv; 72, pale foxing, a very good copy. Scarce printing from Eastern India recording a year’s activities of a Norwegian missionary society.
Kuala Lumpur : Malayan Railway Administration, c. 1950. Tourist brochure, folding, 4 double sided panels, illustrations. Mint copy.
Macau : Centro de Informacao e Turismo, c. 1975. Folding tourist brochure, illustrated.
Santa Cruz, Bombay : Frank T. Cooper, c. 1920. Oblong duodecimo, printed wrappers, pp. 24, photographic illustrations. Fine condition. Scarce tourist brochure.
ELDREDGE, Helen Woodsmall
s.l. [U.S.A.] : Young Womens Christian Association of the United States, 1919. Duodecimo, printed wrappers, staple bound, 8 pp; a fine copy.
INDIA. STATE RAILWAYS DEPARTMENT.
s.l. : Government of India, State Railways Department, [c.1930]. Narrow folio, folding to 245 x 115 mm, pictorial wrappers, 10 pp, illustrations, folding map; a very good copy. A scarce early tourist guide to Budh Gaya, “the most famous and most interesting of all sacred sites of the Buddhists.” (p.1)
L’arte del navigare, con il regimento della Tramontana e del sole; e la vera regola et osservanza del flusso e reflusso delle acque sotto breve compendio ridotta.
[No place], 1587. Manuscript, quarto; 66 leaves followed by 13 leaves with additions in a different hand, 8 full-page illustrations (including one of the Southern Cross constellation), 4 with volvelles (movable paper figures); with a dedication to Don Pietro Borgia, Prince of Squillace (d. c.1624), dated 1587, and an accompanying sonnet; contemporary limp vellum sewn …
British ornithologists' union expedition, 1909-1911 ; OGILVIE-GRANT, W. R.
Reports on the collections made by the British Ornithologists’ Union Expedition and the Wollaston Expedition in Dutch New Guinea, 1910-13.
London : Francis Edwards, 1916. Limited edition of 150 copies (no. 110), printed on large paper. Two volumes, large quarto, in original printed blue wrappers (one corner slightly bumped), illustrated with 28 black and white and 13 colour plates, and line drawings in the text, 2 folding colour maps, pages unopened, a fine set. A substantial, …
Melbourne : Lesley Kehoe Galleries, 2002. Quarto, laminated card covers, 125 pp, illustrated in colour; includes bibliography; a fine copy. A lavish catalogue and an important reference work on this subject; now scarce. “Partly based on the exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum, 30 October 2002-6 February 2003, in association with Asian Art in London …
STEWART, C.S. (Charles Samuel), 1795-1870
including scenes in Brazil, Peru, Manilla (sic), the Cape of Good Hope, and St. Helena. London : Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1832. Two volumes in one, thick octavo, contemporary half green morocco over marbled papered boards (rubbed), spine with raised bands and gilt lettering and ornament, hinges cracked, front free-endpaper with early presentation inscription ‘To …
Coxe, William (1748-1828)
$6,000 USD To which are added, the conquest of Siberia, and the history of the transactions and commerce between Russia and China. London : J. Nichols, 1780. First edition. Quarto, full polished calf (a couple of scuffs to the boards), spine extensively decorated in gilt, contrasting morocco title label, expertly rebacked, folding frontispiece map of …
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 …
Osorio da Fonseca, Hieronymo (Jerónimo Osório, Bishop of Silves), 1506-1580
$18,000 USD Olysippone. Apud Antonium Gondisaluu[m] typographum. MDLXXI. [Lisbon : Antonius Gondisalvus, 1571]. First edition. Folio, later speckled calf (scuffed), spine with contrasting morocco title label and gilt ornament (small split at head); book label to front pastedown; pp 480, ; title page with woodcut cardinal arms, early ownership inscriptions; woodcut initials; a few stains (mainly …
Gonsalves, Gaspar, 1540-1590; Boccapaduli, Antonio, 1530-1593
$22,000 USD die XXIII. Martii, M.D. LXXXV. Romæ : Apud Franciscum Zannettum, 1585. [Rome : Francesco Zanetti, 1585]. Quarto, nineteenth century blue goatskin binding ruled in triple gilt and signed by Emile Rouselle of Paris (corners rubbed), spine in compartments with gilt tooling, gilt dentelles; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers; pp 15; early manuscript foliation; …
Ciappi, Marc Antonio, active 1577-1601
In Roma : nelle stamperia degli Accolti, MDXCVI. [Rome : Accolti, 1596]. Second edition. Quarto, later vellum ruled in red; calligraphic lettering to spine; marbled endpapers; pp [viii],120, ; light foxing; title with woodcut printer’s device, portrait on verso; title with early inscriptions; numerous woodcut illustrations in the text, including the Jesuit seminaries in Japan, …
Hay, John, 1546-1607
$10,000 USD 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 …
Orlandini, Nicolo, 1553-1606; Sacchini, Francesco, 1570-1625
$4,500 USD authore Nicolao Orlandino, Societatis eiusdem sacerdote. Nunc primum in Germania in lucem edita. Accessit index rerum memorabilium locupletissimus. Coloniæ Agrippinæ : Sumptibus Antonij Hierat, Anno M. DC. XV. [Cologne : Antonius Hierat, 1615] Quarto, contemporary vellum over boards with manuscript title in ink to spine; pp [viii], 578, [42 index]; pages 89, 268, …
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 …
Piñeyro, Luis, 1560-1620
Relacion del sucesso que tuuo Nuestra Santa Fe en los reynos del Iapon desde el año de seyscientos y
$32,000 USD doze hasta el de seyscientos y quinze, imperando Cubosama … compuesta por el padre Luys Piñeyro, de la Compañia de Iesus. En Madrid por la viuda de Alonso Martin de Balboa, 1617. Folio, contemporary limp vellum; manuscript title in ink to spine; bookplate to front pastedown; title page with woodcut royal coat of arms (faint contemporary …
ANDRADE, Antonio de (1580-1634)
$12,500 USD de la Compañía de IESVS, Portugues, en el ano 1624. Madrid : Luis Sanchez, 1627. First Spanish edition. Small quarto, modern gilt-ruled half-calf over cloth, gilt-lettered spine, ff. 12; a very good copy. Antonio de Andrade, Portuguese member of the Society of Jesus, was dispatched to India in 1600 where he would spend over …
Borri, Cristoforo, 1583-1632
$5,000 USD In Roma : per Francesco Corbelletti, 1631. Octavo, later vellum over boards ruled in red, with ornate calligraphic title to spine; pp 231; title with vignette woodcut of the Jesuit device; dedication with woodcut papal coat of arms of Urban VIII; woodcut historiated initials; side notes. “In 1616 Borri was sent to Indochina from …
Mariz Carneiro, António de, d. 1642
$15,000 USD Maranhaõ, Ilhas, et Indias Occidentaes. Em Lisboa : Na officina de Lourenço de Anueres, 1642. Small quarto, full straight-grained morocco, gilt; spine with gilt lettering and ornament; pp [viii], 108; page 31 misnumbered 13; pp 81-108 misnumbered 51-78; decorative woodcut initials; trimmed by the binder along the top margin, shaving the top from a …
RHODES, Alexandre de, S.J. (1593-1660)
$12,500 USD di Tvnchino, all santita di N.S. PP. Innocenzio Decimo. Di Alessandro de Rhodes Avignonese della medesima Compagnia, e Missionário Apostolico della Sacra Congregatione de Propaganda Fide. In Roma : Per Giuseppe Luna. L’anno del Giubileo, 1650. Small quarto, contemporary full calf, spine with raised bands, gilt tooling and contrasting red leather label lettered in gilt, …
Bartoli, Danielo, 1608-1685
$15,000 USD In Roma, M.DC.LIII. Nella Stamperia d’Ignatio de’ Lazzeri. [Rome : Ignazio de’ Lazzeri, 1653-1663] Folio, contemporary vellum over boards, spine with raised bands, manuscript title in ink and manuscript label with collection number “1692”; front pastedown with nineteenth century label of the Fürstlich Auerspergische Fideikommissbibliothek, Laibach; pp [iv], 904, ; engraved frontispiece by Bloemaert after a …
Mendes Pinto, Fernão, d. 1583; Cogan, Henry (translator)
$9,000 USD one and twenty years in the Kingdoms of Ethiopia, China, Tartaria, Cauchinchina, Calaminham, Siam, Pegu, Japan, and a great part of the East-Indiaes : 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 …
Gouvea, Antonio de (attributed), 1592-1677
Innocentia Victrix sive Sententia Comitiorum Imperij Sinici pro innocentia Christianæ religionis lata juridicè per annum 1669. & Ivssv R.P. Antonij de Gouvea Soc. Iesu, ibidem V. Provincialis Sinico-Latinè exposita in Quam Cheu metropoli provinciæ Quam tum in Regno Sinarum. Anno Salvtis Hvmanæ MDCLXXI.
Quam tum [Canton] : Jesuit Press, 1671. First Edition. Small folio, contemporary Chinese wrappers (detached); woodblock title page featuring the Holy Initials and the instruments of the Passion within a sunburst; ff [ii], 43; printed xylographically on one side of the sheet only, on double rice paper folded at the fore-edge in the Chinese style; …
Tavares de Velles Guerreiro, João, active 1718
$150,000 USD 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 …
PEREIRA CRESPO, Lúcio Albino
$12,500 USD Manuscript journal. Octavo (195 x 120 mm), original marbled papered card covers, first page with calligraphic title: Brigue “Mondego” de S. M. F. – Viagens: de Macáo a Siam.– de Siaõ a Singapore e de Singapore a Macáo. – De Janeiro a Maio – 1859. Lúcio Albino P[ereira] Crespo 2º Tenente da Armada; ff ; …
STEIN, M. Aurel (1862-1943)
$1,750 USD London : Macmillan, 1912. Two volumes, thick octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (edges a little rubbed but a very good set), top edges gilt, pp xxxviii, 546; xxi, 492; extensively illustrated with photographic plates, panoramas, three folding maps (two detached with reinforcement to the folds); light foxing to preliminaries, overall clean, a very good set. …
Cook, James (1728-1779) and King, James.
$14,000 USD Undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in his majesty’s ships the Resolution and Discovery; in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. London, H. Hughs for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1785. Three volumes, …
Gobien, Charles le (compiler), 1653-1708; Querbeuf, Y.M.M.T. de (editor)
$12,000 USD Compagnie de Jésus. Paris, Chez J.G. Merigot, 1780-1783. Twenty-six volumes, small octavo; full contemporary speckled calf, spines in compartments with gilt tooling and contrasting morocco labels; edges stained red; marbled endpapers; armorial bookplates to pastedowns; 56 plates including maps, hors texte, many folding; a fine set in period binding. Volumes 1-5 : Mémoires …
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. November 1904. No. 20. Octavo, original printed wrappers, pp 2 (brief descriptions of 69 items), followed by 2 photographic plates (tissue guards intact) illustrating all items; a fine copy. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes artefacts from New Zealand …
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. January 1905. No. 22. Octavo, original printed wrappers, pp 2 (brief descriptions of 86 items), followed by 2 photographic plates (tissue guards intact) illustrating most items; a fine copy. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes 43 artefacts from British …
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. October 1905. No. 31. Octavo, original printed wrappers (edges a little chipped), pp 2 (brief descriptions of 36 items), followed by 2 tipped-in silver gelatin photographs, illustrating most items. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes 36 artefacts from India …
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. July, 1905. No. 28. Octavo, original printed wrappers (detached), pp 2 (brief descriptions of 30 items), followed by 2 tipped-in silver gelatin photographs, illustrating all items. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes 15 artefacts from the Naga hill tribes …
London : Hutchinson, 1904. Octavo, gilt-illustrated cloth (worn), folding colour map, pp. viii; 373. A good copy.