Asia

  • # 18614

    山田申太郎 (Yamada Shintarō) & 高原徹也 (Takahara Tetsuya), edited by 日原昌造 (Hihara Shōzō).

    [MAPS] 万国地誌略諳射訳図 (萬國地誌略諳射譯圖)(萬國地誌畧諳射譯圖) [Bankoku Chishiryaku Ansha Yakuzu]

    Complete set of 6 copperplate engraved maps with hand colouring. Maps 1-4 published by 岡安慶介 (Okayasu Keisuke) [1878] (Meiji 11); Maps 5 & 6 published by 桑原伊之助 (Kuwabara Inosuke) [1880] (Meiji 13). 1. Asia, the Middle East, and Russia east of the Urals (340 x 400 mm); 2. Africa (310 x 260 mm); 3. Europe, with Russia …

  • # 19206

    MAUPASSANT, Guy de; LOBEL-RICHE, Almery (illustrator)

    [CURIOSA] La Maison Tellier

    Paris : Javal et Bourdeaux, 1926. First Edition. Hors de Commerce copy, separate from limited edition of 375 copies. Small quarto, pale green printed wrappers with original glassine over-wrapper, text in loose signatures, as issued, pp 88, with 12 full-page and 3 smaller engraved reproductions, plus one additional plate loose within cover sheet printed Planche …

  • # 19085

    Anon.

    [NEW SOUTH WALES] Roll of deaths in the 50th (Queen’s Own) Regiment of Foot from April 1841 to May 1843

    [Drop title] Nominal Roll of of Men who have become Non Effective Since the Regiment left New South Wales, up to the 1 May 1843, Cawnpore, 1843. Manuscript in ink on pale blue wove paper, folio (340 x 205 mm), 2 bifolia written on [6] sides in a neat clerical hand, manuscript column rules; a …

  • # 18971

    MARR, David (editor)

    Vietnam today : bulletin of the Australia-Vietnam Society

    Lyneham, A.C.T. : The Society, [1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988]. 11 individual issues, small quarto (295 x 215mm), original illustrated wrappers, various paginations; occasional marginalia, but in uniformly good condition. The group comprises: No. 22, August Quarter 1982 No. 24, February Quarter 1983 No. 25, May Quarter 1983 No. 30, August Quarter 1984 No. …

  • # 19352

    CHEESMAN, Patricia

    Lao textiles. Ancient symbols. Living art.

    Bangkok : White Lotus, 1988. Quarto, illustrated cards in dustjacket, pp. 140, illustrated in colour.

  • # 18777

    JOHNSTON, Keith

    Persia and Afghanistan

    From Keith Johnston’s Royal Atlas. London : Johnston, March 1914. Folding map, printed in colour, dissected and laid on linen, 460 x 620 mm, in gilt-lettered blue cloth case. Fine. The Russian and British spheres of interest are overlaid in red rule. On the Persian Gulf are marked the cities of ‘Abu Debi or Thabi’ …

  • # 19140

    THOMAS F. LOGAN, INC.; SUGIHARA, S.

    Manchuria : land of opportunities

    New York : South Manchuria Railway Co., 1922. First edition. Octavo, original buckram-backed papered boards (lightly marked), spine with printed paper title label (sunned), pp. 113, illustrated with numerous black and white photographic plates, diagrams, folding colour map at rear; some pale foxing to preliminaries, otherwise internally clean, a very good copy; loosely enclosed is a …

  • # 18773

    India

    London : George Philip and Son, s.n. (circa 1920).  Folding map, printed in colour, 675 x 545 mm, laid on linen, cloth case. Inset map of the Eastern Provinces (Burma to Singapore). Philips’ authentic maps series.

  • # 18612

    大倉孫兵衛 [Ōkura Magobei], (1843-1921) (publisher)

    [MELBOURNE; SYDNEY] 万国名所双録(萬國名所雙録) [Bankoku Meisho Sugoroku] (Famous Places of the World Sugoroku)

    [Tokyo] : Published by 大倉孫兵衛 (Ōkura Magobei), [1887] (Meiji 20). Traditional Japanese children’s dice game, sugoroku. Colour woodblock print on paper, 800 x 710 mm (opened, not including the title slip affixed to the top of the board), folding to 253 x 205 mm; pictorial cover; a fine example. There are two varieties of sugoroku, one …

  • # 18615

    Hōshūdō (publisher)

    五大州知恵板 (五大洲智惠板) [Godaishū Chie no Ita] (The Puzzle of the 5 Continents)

    [Tokyo] : Published by宝集堂(寳集堂) [Hōshūdō], [1873] (Meiji 6). Colour woodblock print, 660 x 820 mm, 220 x 135 mm (folded); bound in the original yellow wrappers with title slip labeled 五大洲智恵能以多; in fine condition. This map shows the outline of the major landmasses of the world. At the time, there was a school of thought …

  • # 18744

    COMBER, Leon

    Chinese ancestor worship in Malaya

    Singapore : Donald Moore for Eastern Universities Press, 1963. Second edition. Malayan Heritage Series 1. Octavo, lettered card wrappers (previous owner’s stamp inside upper wrapper), pp. [x]; 50; 20 photographic plates.

  • # 18679

    IMBERT, Henri

    Le tapir à tache blanche sur le dos de la Chine et de l’Indochine

    Hanoi-Haiphong : Imp. d’Extrême-Orient, 1921. Octavo, original printed yellow wrappers, pp 9, illustrated with 1 b/w photographic plate; text in French; a fine copy. A study of the Asiatic tapir.

  • # 18688

    SAINSON, Camille

    [KOREA] Les origines de la Corée : extrait du Tong-kouo-thong-kienn [=Dong guo tong jian].

    Peking : Typographie du Petang, 1895. Octavo, original printed wrappers (detached), pp 29; text in French and Korean; scattered foxing, else internally clean. A French translation of an extract from the fifteenth century Korean chronicle, Dongguo tongjian, on the origins of Korea.

  • # 18906

    [COMMISSION CENTRALE D'EXAMENS DE LANGUES ORIENTALES]

    Sujets de compositions données aux examens de langue chinoise à Hanoi et Saigon de 1930 à 1940

    [Hanoi? Saigon? : Commission centrale d’examens de langues orientales, c.1940]. Quarto, original quarter blue calf over marbled papered boards (lightly rubbed), spine lettered in gilt ‘Examens de langues orientales’ and initials ‘P. D.’, patterned endpapers, rear pastedown with binder’s ticket of P. Nguyen-Van-Chau (Saigon and Phnom-Penh), title leaf + 132 ff, rectos of odd-numbered leaves with …

  • # 18748

    HERMAN, R. L.

    Handbook to British Malaya 1927

    London : printed by Waterlow and Sons, obtainable at the Malay States Information Agency, Malaya House, London, 1927. Small quarto, printed boards, lower edge of spine mouse nibbled, pp. [vi], 191, numerous photographic plates, large folding colour map to endpaper pocket. Printed note on rear pastedown ‘The solution used in binding this book has been …

  • # 18833

    LIARDET, Cavendish Evelyn

    Soya beans

    Liverpool : The Northern Publishing Co., 1910. Octavo, printed green wrappers, pp. 27, photographic plates. A study on the plant by Liardet ‘of China’.