Kyōto-shi : Unsōdō, Shōwa 5 . First and only edition. Publisher’s portfolio of green papered boards with cloth spine (rubbed), with title and pictorial inlay, 395 x 280 mm, colophon tipped-in to verso of lower board. Preface sheet, foxed as usual, printed red rule to text. 32 colour plates (measuring 385 x 265 mm), numbered …
[GALLIPOLI] Souvenir handkerchief with a map of the Balkans, the Black Sea, Asia Minor and the Levant, featuring an inset map of the Dardanelles.
[United Kingdom? : s.n., between 1915 and 1917]. Linen handkerchief printed in colour, 470 x 590 mm (total dimensions), with a map (350 x 470 mm) of the Balkans, the Black Sea, Asia Minor, and the Eastern Mediterranean littoral (including Egypt and Palestine); the territories under the control of Ottoman Turkey or the Central Powers …
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, …
SCHREIBER, August (1839-1903)
Gütersloh : C. Bertelsmann, 1899. Two volumes, octavo, part I. Sumatra ; part II. Nias und Borneo, printed wrappers (part II with some water stains and creasing), pp 120, 68, illustrated with half tone photographic plates, folding map at rear of part I; both parts internally clean and sound. Text in German. Travel memoir of …
JOHNSTONE, W. & A. K.
London : Edinburgh: W. & A.K. Johnston; and London: Edward Stanford, 1857. Engraved map, dissected and laid on linen, 665 x 555mm, coloured, stained and split along central vertical fold, inset maps of ‘Plan of Delhi & its environs’; and ‘Map of the Existing & Proposed Communication between England and the East’. Worn. Map of British India …
AMERICAN MISSION SEMINARY
Jaffna : Printed at the American Mission Press, 1841. Octavo (212 x 135 mm), original printed pink wrappers (faded and lightly foxed, faint vertical fold), upper wrapper with old collection and deaccession stamp of the Andover Theological Library, and annotated ‘Jaffna’ and ‘Pamphs.’; pp 13; contains extensive lists of names ( in Tamil and English) …
Small oblong quarto, boards with gilt design to front,  leaves with approximately 120 mounted black and white snapshot photographs, dimensions ranging from 115 x 75 mm to 65 x 43 mm, a few with manuscript captions, showing scenes in Punjab and northern Himachal Pradesh (near Jammu and Kashmir), including Palampur and Shanan in Himachal Pradesh; …
AMERICAN MISSION SEMINARY
Fifth Triennial Report of the American Mission Seminary, Jaffna, Ceylon. With an appendix. January, 1839.
Jaffna : Press of the American Mission, 1839. Octavo (200 x 135 mm), original plain buff wrappers (darkened and lightly foxed, some paper loss to spine), upper wrapper with early inscription in ink ‘Purchased by Rev. Ira Pierce’, old collection and deaccession stamp of the Andover Theological Library, and annotated ‘Jaffna’ in blue pencil; pp …
BALL, W. Macmahon
Melbourne : Melbourne University Press, 1952. First edition. Octavo, cloth in dustjacket (a couple of small nicks), pp. 210, maps. Presentation inscription to May Lugton (later the curator of rare books at the Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne) from the author ‘For Miss Mary Lugton, with thanks for all her generous and discerning help. W. …
Lyon : M. Servetus, 1535. Woodcut map, 315 x 430 mm, central crease as issued, a fine copy. The woodcut vignette lower right shows cannibals beheading a human on the island of Angama. With old backing card to which is pasted original sales invoice from Maggs Bros, London, dated 1952. “This is the first printed …
WILKINSON, Norman (1878-1971)
/ Written and drawn by Norman Wilkinson, R.I., with thirty full-page plates in colour, reproduced from water-colour drawings made on the spot, and a number of black-and-white illustrations. London : Longmans, Green and Co., 1915. First edition. Large square octavo, publisher’s pictorial cloth over boards (rubbed, corners bumped, spine-ends a little frayed), top edges gilt, …
HAZELWOOD, Art; ROTZCHER, Klaus-Ulrich
[San Francisco : Art Hazelwood], 2011. Handmade artist’s book in the form of a foldout diorama. Screenprinted boards with cloth joints which open and assemble to create a theatrical stage 320 mm high, 250 mm deep, 710 mm wide, the floor of the stage lined with grooves into which can be inserted one or more …
GRIEVE, Thomas (1799-1882); TELBIN, William (1812-1873); MARSHALL, Charles (1806-1890)
[GOLD RUSH] “The Overland Mail to India, frequently the route to Australia, by parties wishing to avoid a long sea voyage”. Broadside for Grieve and Telbin’s moving panorama The Overland Mail, exhibited by Charles Marshall at the Greenwich Lecture Hall, London, October 1853.
Deptford-Bridge, Greenwich : William Flashman, printer, . Broadside, 740 x 240 mm, recto only in black ink in various fonts; old horizontal fold, left hand edge a little roughened on upper section and closely trimmed on the lower half; otherwise in very good condition. The so-called Overland Route to India – and, by extension, to …
MACARTHUR, Jean Marie (Faircloth) (1898-2000)
[PHILIPPINES] Jean MacArthur, wife of U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur: typed letter, signed, sent from Manila in July 1945.
Octavo (230 x 155 mm),  page typed letter on high quality writing paper, headed ‘A.P.O. 500, c/o Postmaster, San Francisco, July 14th, 1945’, signed at the foot in fountain pen ‘Jean’ [MacArthur]; addressed to a friend in California, Mary Ann [Saleeby], who had, along with her family, managed to survive the Japanese occupation of …
JAPANESE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS
Traveler’s map of Japan, Chosen (Korea), Taiwan (Formosa). With brief descriptions of the principal tourist points in Japan.
Tokyo : Japanese Government Railways, 1027. Map printed in colour, 785 x 810 mm (sheet), primary map of Japan and Korea, inset maps of Hokkaido, Tokyo, Osaka, Karafuto, Taiwan and East Asia, extensive text verso, housed in publisher’s lettered cloth folder.
London : Geographical Section, War Office, April 1915 (corrected to August, 1915). Lithographed map, printed in colour, 565 x 625 mm (sheet), dissected and laid on linen, in a plain cloth case. War map of the coastline of the Sea of Marmara and northern Turkey to the east of Gallipoli following the Dardanelles Campaign.