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.
"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 …
Prévost, Antoine François (Abbé) (1697-1763)
ou, Nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre, qui ont été publiées jusqu’à présent dans les différentes langues de toutes les nations connues … … Paris : Didot, 1746 – 1789. Twenty volumes, quarto (290 x 230 mm), uniformly bound in period full French speckled calf, ruled in gilt, …
Tokyo : Shochiku Kinema: Bikuta, etc., Showa 3-6 [1928-31]. Two Japanese music scores for the harmonica, offset-printed covers stunningly designed in an early Showa style by notable illustrators, pamphlets measuring 26.3x19cm, each pp. 4 (including wrappers), light edgewear and soiling, overall very good. . A nice pair with covers representative of art deco design popular in Japan during the …
Publications of the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church and other helps to the study of missions.
Philadelphia : the Society, 1913. Narrow octavo, illustrated wrappers (with a photographs of a Chinese mother and her children), pp. 24. Catalogue of missionary publications on Africa, China, Japan, Lorea, the Philippines, Siam, Mexico, Syria, Muslim Lands, maps etc.
ACOSTA, Emanuel (1541-1604), et al.
Iesus. Cartas que los padres y hermanos de la Compañia de Iesus, que andan en los reynos de Iapon escriuieron a los de la misma Compañia,
desde el año de mil y quinientos y quare[n]ta y nueue, hasta el de mil y quinientos y setenta y uno : en las quales se da noticia de las varias costumbres y idolatrias de aquella gentilidad : y se cuenta el principio y successo y bondad de los Christianos de aquellas partes. En Alcala …
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 …
WALLIS, John (Senior)
Engraved from the latest authorities for the use of young students in geography. London (42 Skinner Street) : John Wallis, circa 1813. Engraved map of Asia and Australia, trimmed as issued without title or imprint, original hand colouring, pasted on wood and dissected into pieces (two of which are in facsimile, the Caspian Sea and central …
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 …
WILKINSON, M., Rev.
[Drop title]. Ipswich : Printed by R. Root, Cornhill, [c.1840]. Duodecimo pamphlet, unbound, original stitching, title leaf, pp 33-64; mild scattered foxing, a very good copy. An unrecorded pamphlet containing a missionary’s essay which contrasts Hindu religious practices with those of Christianity. The study refers to the teachings of the Rigveda, and comments on the …
[VALENTINE & SONS; E.A. SCHWERDTFEGER & CO.]
Twenty-seven chromolithographic postcards published by Valentine & Co., Dundee, London and New York, format 88 x 138 mm, all with printed captions and imprinted verso ‘Japan British Exhibition Official Post Card’; [TOGETHER WITH] two sepia tone photographic postcards of the Exhibition published by E. A. Schwerdtfeger, London; all twenty-nine postcards are unused and in fine …