[First half of the 19th century]. Manuscript in a Japanese kari toji (temporary) binding with plain wrappers, 260 x 185 mm,  leaves, with 70 full page hand painted illustrations depicting both Chinese and westerners suffering from a wide range of medical conditions, including smallpox, carcinomas and tumors, gangrene, renal disease, and haemoptysis, with accompanying …
BRY, Johann Theodor de; Johann ISRAEL (illustrator)
The first Latin editions of Parts IV-XI (eight parts in two volumes) of one of the most important collections of voyages published in the Age of Discovery, primarily devoted to the exploration of the East Indies and containing 140 engraved plates and maps illustrating voyages to the Spice Islands, India, Africa and North America. The …
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, …
DE BALINGHEM, Antonius (1571-1630); BELLERE, Balthazar (1564-1639), printer
Histoire de l’estat de la chrestienté au Iapon, et du glorieux martyre de plusieurs chrestiens en la grande persecution de l’an 1612, 1613, & 1614.
Le tout tiré des lettres enuoyées à Rome par les Peres de la Compagnie de Iesus au Iapon, & tourné d’Italien en François par vn Pere de la mesme compagnie. A Dovay [i.e. Douai] : De l’Imprimerie de Baltazar Bellere, au Compas d’or, L’an 1618. Duodecimo, contemporary stiff vellum (stained), spine with early manuscript title Histoire du Japon, …
AĞANIN, Hasan (publisher)
Constantinople, Hasan Ağanın [circa 1890]. Octavo, printed mauve papered boards with image of a globe (edges chipped), cloth spine, salmon endpaper (gutters split, early Armenian owner’s inscription dated 1892), unpaginated, 14 double page lithographed maps with hand colouring, a very good. The maps are of : the world (in two hemispheres); Europe (three maps, one …
[GOLD MINING] Photograph album compiled by a globetrotting mining engineer between 1900 and 1910, with his unique panoramic views of the King of the Hills mine in Western Australia, and topographical views in West Africa, Colombia, and the Caucasus, many of them documenting gold mining enterprises.
Late nineteenth century photograph album, oblong folio (280 x 370 mm), half calf over black crushed morocco ruled in gilt (heavily worn, front board detached), all edges gilt, containing a total of 150+ silver gelatin photographs (and one albumen print) mounted on thick leaves; over 50 of the photographs were taken with a special panoramic …
"SIN TAUKA" (pseud.); JARRETT, F.C. (editor)
[PIRACY] Jottings from the log of a New South Welshman, or, Six years in the opium trade : being a captain’s yarn of several voyages in the above trade and the consequent encounters with pirates.
Sydney : Gibbs, Shallard, & Co., printers, 1867. Octavo, original printed green wrappers (heavily chipped and stained, lower wrapper detached), frontispiece engraving ‘Engagement with pirates off Hoetow Bay [Taiwan] April 1862’, pp 26; occasional foxing, else contents clean. Important first-hand narrative by an Australian trader who commanded a number of vessels used in the China …
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE (SINGAPORE)
Singapore : Biochemical Laboratory, College of Medicine, 1932. Separately issued large folio sheet (500 x 360 mm), folding to 250 x 180 mm, recto with table setting out 7 main groups of food types with suggested quantities for a balanced daily intake, captioned in English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil; verso divided into four panels each …
[INDIA] Small group of printed ephemera relating to curio and arts and crafts traders in Jaipur, Rajasthan, 1890s.
I. NUR BAKSH, KHUDA BAKSH KA, Dealer in Arms, old and new ; Koftgari in gold and silver ; Enamel ; Silver and Brass, old and new ; Pottery ; and miscellaneous other things, CLOSE TO THE SCHOOL OF ART, JEYPORE. Business card, 102 x 64 mm, letterpress on thick paper; fine. II. NOTICE. SCHOOL OF …
DÉMEUNIER, Jean-Nicolas (1751-1814)
L’esprit des usages et des coutumes des différens peuples, Ou observations tirées des voyageurs & des historiens.
[London, Paris]: A Londres, et se trouve à Paris, Chez Pissot, 1776. First edition. Three volumes (complete). Octavo, original full mottled calf, decorative gilt-stamped spines with raised bands (joints cracked but holding, spines worn at head and tail, with head portion missing on vol. 3, later manuscript shelf labels), marbled endpapers and edges, pp xvi, 415; …
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. BOARD OF FOREIGN MISSIONS (USA)
Cover title: A Christmas missionary exercise and album. New York : The Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1894. Oblong octavo, original cloth backed printed stiff wrappers (lightly creased and marked), pp , illustrated with numerous half-tone photographic plates of various missions in China, Japan, Korea, Siam, Laos, India, Chile, …
NOBUKAZU, Yosai (1872 - 1944)
Tokyo : Tsunashima Kamekichi, Meiji 23 (1890). Woodblock printed in colour, 712 x 698 mm, lined with Japanese tissue, old folds as issued, a clean and bright example. A board game of a voyage around the world, starting in Yokohama and with illustrated vignette scenes of the destinations visited, including Vanvouver, San Francisco, Niagara Falls, New …
MORI, Mariko (1967 - )
Zurich : Parkett Edition, 1998. Doll figurine with microphone, earphones, white boots, white stockings, red plaid skirt, top in blue, black and white, transparent bracelets, yellow shoulder pads, brooch and blue hair, a mint copy housed in original packaging box and mailing carton. Box measures 31.7 x 15.2 x 8.8 cm.; doll measures 25.4 x 25.4 x …
BOEHM'S TOILET SOAPS & PERFUMERIES
Photographien aufgenommen und gesammelt von Gustav Boehm, Offenbach a. M., gelegentlich seiner Reise um die Welt 1899-1901. 1. Serie / Views taken and collected by Gustav Boehm … during his voyage around the World 1899-1901.
Offenbach am Main : Gustav Boehm, [c.1901]. “1. Serie” [First series]. Original box, 210 x 100 x 25 mm, of thick card covered in maroon leather with gilt-stamped titles in German and English to lid (rubbed, a little worn at corners and edges), underside of hinged lid with pasted-down colour world map showing the ‘Route …
Boston : Crosby and Nichols, 1864. Duodecimo, gilt-lettered green cloth (a little worn), lacking the front free endpaper, pp. 128, woodcut illustrations. Chapters on Malta, Albania, Iceland, Japan, Borneo, Esquimaux, Persia, Siam, Hindoostan, Russia, Turkey, Chili etc.
LAUNAY, Adrien (1853-1927)
: 27 cartes en 5 couleurs accompagnées de 27 notices géographiques et historiques. Lille : Société de Saint Augustin, 1890. Large folio (530 x 380 mm), original cloth backed printed papered boards (lightly marked),  prelimary leaves, followed by 27 full page colour maps, each accompanied by descriptive text on facing page; thumb index; all maps …