Asia

  • # 26931

    McKENZIE, Frederick Arthur

    From Tokyo to Tiflis. Uncensored letters from the war.

    London : Hurst and Blackett, 1905. Octavo, gilt-illustrated cloth (spine sunned), pp. x; 340, photographic illustrations, folding map. An Englishman’s account of the Russo-Japanese War, written in Tbilisi.

  • # 26932

    MORGAN, W. S.

    The story of Malaya

    Singapore : Malaya Publishing House Limited, 1952. Fifth revised edition. Quarto, illustrated papered boards, pp. 108, maps and illustrations, occasional foxing. A history of Malaya and Singapore.

  • # 26765

    NEWLAND, James William (1810-1857)

    Daguerreotype portrait of a gentleman. Calcutta, circa 1850.

    Sixth plate daguerreotype (70 x 56 mm, sight) housed in its original leather case (93 x 82 x 9 mm) with blind embossed floral design to the front; working metal clasp; interior with red silk facing ink-stamped with the studio crest bearing the legend Newland’s Daguerreotype / No. 6 Loudons Buildings / Calcutta; the daguerreotype, …

  • # 25550

    de los Santos, Domingo

    Vocabulario de la lengua Tagala : primera, y segunda parte.

    En la primera, se pone primero el Castellano, y despues el Tagalo. Y en la segunda al contrario, que son las raices simples con sus acentos. Compuesto por nuestro hermano, Fray Domingo de los Santos ex-Definidor de la Santa Provincia de San Gregorio de Religiosos Menores Descalzos de la regular observancia de nuestro Serafico Padre …

  • # 26499

    JOHN LITTLE & Co.

    Fine art views of Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States

    London and Singapore etc. : John Little, circa 1925. Oblong quarto, decorated papered boards (a few stains), text block detached, pp. [24], photographic views with captions. Views of the Singapore, Johore, Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Ipoh, and Penang, with photographs of prominent buildings, scenic views and trade and industry, published by Littles Department Stores, of London …

  • # 26222

    TAN, Joo Beng

    Penang (Prince of Wales Island). The picturesque island of Malaya.

    [George Town, Penang] : [Municipal Commissioners of George Town], [1932]. Oblong quarto, gilt-lettered wrappers (rubbed, loss to spine), pp. [80, 80 black and white photographs of the island in western Malaysia. Includes a map showing the steamship route to Penang. ‘This album was prepared by the Municipal Engineer’s Department, the photographs being taken by Mr. …

  • # 26254

    Anon.

    8 good reasons why you should visit Singapore

    S.l.: s.n., circa 1970. Diecut tourist map of the island, 130 x 195 (irregular), with a list of the good reasons verso (advanced social projects; top line entertainment; modern industrial developments; intriguing transport …). The map indicates tourists arrive at Paya Lebar airport, which served as the nation’s civilian airport from 1955 – 1980.

  • # 26249

    French Indochina Official Tourist Bureau

    [MAP]. French Indochina

    Saigon : Official Tourist Bureau, circa 1950?. Single sheet, text recto and colour map verso, 275 x 215 mm, central crease. Text in English. Ephemeral tourist map prior to the war.

  • # 26335

    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, original card slipcase (short splits at corners), illustrated endpapers, pp 45, [1] colophon, illustrated with 20 chuban woodcut prints after Hiroshige, tipped in (some ghosting from the glue as usual); …

  • # 26251

    QANTAS

    Fly Qantas to Bangkok

    [Sydney] printed by Macarthur Press for Qantas, circa 1970. DL size brochure, pp. [8], each folded in three to make the brochure, illustrated in colour. Includes a map. Wonderfully kitsch.

  • # 26275

    Anon.

    Lake Biwa. 

    [S.l. : s.n., circa 1930]. Duodecimo brochure, single sheet folded, printed in colour, sketch map and illustrations. Lake Biwa is the largest freshwater lake in Japan, located entirely within Shiga Prefecture (west-central Honshu), northeast of the former capital city of Kyoto.

  • # 24903

    STEWART, Henry Noel

    A Royal Navy midshipman’s personal logbook and journal, kept during service on HMS Repulse, HMS Powerful and other ships deployed on the China Station and in the Indian Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and Mediterranean Sea, 1897-1900.

    A pair of Midshipman’s personal logbooks containing the writings and drawings of Royal Navy Junior Officer Henry Noel Stewart, dated January 1897 to August 1900. The main section relates to the deployment of the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Powerful on the China Station from January 1898 to July 1899. Two volumes, folio (325 x 210 mm), Waterlow …

  • # 25843

    PARFITT, Iris G.J.

    Jail-bird jottings : the impressions of a Singapore internee.

    [Cover title]. Also titled : Jailbird Jottings (title page). [Kuala Lumpur, Malaya] : [The Author?], printed by The Economy Printers, [1947]. First (and only) edition. Small square quarto, original stiff pictorial wrappers (a couple of short tears with small section of tape repair to head of the spine; some loss of paper along spine, traces …

  • # 26019

    TIVOLI THEATRE (BOMBAY); [SHINE, Harry, 1871-1909]

    [VAUDEVILLE] Tivoli Theatre. Last Five nights! and triumphant success of India’s most popular entertainers. Hudson’s Surprise Party the donators of mirth and music will appear in the following monster programme. To-night! To-night!!! Thursday, March 28th …

    Bombay : Printed at The Times of India Steam Press, [1895]. Broadside, narrow folio (440 x 140 mm), old central horizontal fold, else very good. This late nineteenth-century Indian theatre broadside is a rare survivor. It contains the full programme for Hudson’s Surprise Party’s performance at Bombay’s Tivoli Theatre on 28 March 1895, as well …

  • # 26068

    OCEAN STEAM SHIP COMPANY; ALFRED BOOTH & CO.

    Ocean Steam Ship Company. Direct steam communication, via the Suez Canal, between Liverpool, the Straits Settlements, and China, every two days, without change at Suez, Ceylon, or elsewhere.

    Liverpool, UK : Alfred Holt, [1878]. Foolscap folio sheet (330 x 212 mm), printed on both sides in black and red, recto with lithographed illustration of one of the Company’s ships, list of the Company’s eighteen iron screw steamers with names of captains and tonnage, sailing schedule for Suez, Penang, Singapore, Hong Kong, & Shanghai …

  • # 4836

    KIRCHHOFF, Alfred (1838-1907)

    Japaner

    Kassel : Theodor Fischer (1884). Series title: Rassenbilder zum Gebrauch beim geographischen Unterricht. Lithograph on thick card, 770 x 630 mm, number 5 in a series of 12 different illustrations of racial types issued in large format for school instruction, verso with printed label containing information on Japanese ethnology written by the German geographer Alfred …