Asia

  • # 31101

    BENNETT, James

    Crescent Moon : Islamic art and civilisation in Southeast Asia

    Bulan sabit : seni dan peradaban Islam di Asia tenggara.. Adelaide : Art Gallery of South Australia, and Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 2006. Quarto, laminate boards with acetate dustjacket, pp. 303, extensively illustrated, as new copy. Crescent Moon: Islamic art and civilisation in Southeast Asia is a spectacular visual exploration of the Islamic …

  • # 31458

    MIKI, Akiko; ISSIHIKI, Yoshiko and SATO, Tomoko (editors)

    Araki. Nobuyoshi Araki : self, life, death

    London : Phaidon Press, 2011 (abridged edition). Quarto, laminated boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 196, illustrated. A fine copy. Nobuyoshi Araki is one of Japan’s greatest living photographers, and certainly its most controversial. Over the last forty years he has published more than 250 books, which bear testimony to his inexhaustible creative energy, while his …

  • # 31467

    KUMAGAI, Kojiro

    Fashion illustrations : Ladies, Men & Children (signed copy)

    Tokyo : Graphic-Sha Publishing, 1984. Quarto, lettered cards in illustrated dustjacket (signed by the artist on the upper wrapper in red marker),  pp. 144, illustrated. Text in Japanese. Illustrated guide to drawing Western fashion at the height of 80s glamour. Rare signed copy.

  • # 31468

    ARAKI, Nobuyoshi

    Tokyo Comedy

    Kyoto : Korinsha Press, 1997. Quarto, wrappers in illustrated dustjacket, label, pp. 253, illustrated. Text in English and Japanese. Catalogue of the exhibition “Tokyo Comedy” at Weiner Secession, Austria.

  • # 22102

    Concepción, Juan de la, 1724-1787

    Historia general de Philipinas (partial set)

    Conquistas espirituales y temporales de estos españoles dominios, establecimientos progresos, y decadencias. Comprehende los imperios, reinos y provincias de islas, y continentes con quienes hà havido communicacion, y comercio por inmediatas coincidencias. Con noticias universales geograficas, hidrograficas de historia natural de politica de costumbres y de religiones, en lo que deba interesarse tan universal titulo. Manila …

  • # 31134

    HAMILTON, A. W.

    Easy Malay vocabulary

    Singapore : Kelly and Walsh, 1929. Third edition. Duodecimo, papered boards (a few marks), cloth spine, pp. 131; xxx (glossary). Printed in Singapore. Original printing of this classic Malay vocabulary.

  • # 26407

    CAMERON, John

    Our tropical possessions in Malayan India : being a descriptive account of Singapore, Penang, Province Wellesley, and Malacca; their peoples, products, commerce, and government

    London : Smith, Elder and Co., 1865. Octavo, gilt-decorated green cloth (edges rubbed, expertly rebacked), half-title, double page chromolithograph panorama of Singapore, pp. xii; 408; 6 chromolithograph plates of Singapore and Penang, occasional foxing, else a very good copy. An early travel book relating to Singapore and surrounding provinces. ‘This book contains useful information on …

  • # 30941

    WALLACE, Alfred Russell (1823-1913)

    The Malay Archipelago : the land of the Orang-Utan, and the Bird of Paradise. A narrative of travel with studies of man and nature.

    London : Macmillan and Co., 1874. Fifth edition. Octavo, gilt-decorated green cloth (lightly stained and edges rubbed, corners bumped), pp. xvi, 653, blank, (2 – catalogue); engraved plates and folding maps, text vignettes; occasional light foxing; a very good copy. One of the great travel narratives of the nineteenth century, covering present day Malaysia, Singapore, …

  • # 31145

    LAWSON, James R.

    Catalogue of the Eedy Collection

    To be sold by auction by James R. Lawson, … on Tuesday, October 11th, and following days. Sydney : James R. Lawson Pty. Ltd., 1921. Quarto, gilt-lettered wrappers over stiff cards with photographic illustration (short tear), pp. 76, 23 plates, a very good copy. Catalogue of nearly 1000 lots from the collection of the late …

  • # 31173

    [LESSEPS, Jean-Baptiste Barthélemy de]

    [LA PEROUSE] Voyage de M. de Lesseps du Kamtschatka en France

    avec une préface par Ferdinand de Lesseps. Paris : Maurice Dreyfous, [c.1860]. Octavo, pictorial gilt red cloth boards, all edges gilt, 248 pp, illustrated with 11 engravings; occasional mild foxing, a very good copy. Scarce. Jean-Baptiste Barthélemy de Lesseps (1766-1834) was an officer on the Astrolabe, one of the two ships in the ill-fated scientific …

  • # 31100

    BENNETT, James

    Treasure Ships : Art in the Age of Spices

    Adelaide : Art Gallery of South Australia, 2014. Folio, illustrated laminated boards, pp. 352, extensively illustrated. Treasure Ships: Art in the age of spices is the first exhibition in Australia to present the complex artistic and cultural interactions between Europe and Asia from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries – a period known as the ‘Age …

  • # 31187

    FRIES, Lorenz

    India Orientalis

    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 …

  • # 31183

    DAMPIER, William (1652-1715)

    [DAMPIER]. Nouveau voyage autour du monde ; ou l’on decrit en particulier l’isthme de l’Amerique … plusieurs cotes &​ isles des Indes Occidentales, les isles du Cap Verd, le passage par la Terre del Fuego, les Cotes Meridionales du Chili, du Perou, & du Mexique, l’Isle de Guam, Mindanao, & des autres Philippines, les Isles Orientales qui sont pres de Cambodie, de la Chine, Formosa, Lucon, Celebes, &c. la Nouvelle Hollande,

    les Isles de Sumatra, de Nicobar, de Saint Helene, & le Cap de Bonne-Esperance. Ou l’on traite des differens terroirs de tous ces pays, de leurs ports, des plantes, des fruits, & des animaux qu’on y trouve : de leurs habitans, de leurs coutumes, de leur religion, de leur gouvernement, de leur negoce, &c. Rouen : …

  • # 31181

    HENRICY, Casimir (1814-1900)

    Album pittoresque d’un voyage autour du monde exécuté par ordre du Gouvernement Francais.

    Paris : Charles Noblet, [1883]. Oblong quarto, red patterned cloth with embossed and gilt pictorial design, spine with gilt lettering (rebacked), all edges gilt, pp 1-8 [text] and 25 leaves with engravings by de Laplante from drawings by Paris; scattered foxing. The circumnavigation by Admiral Paris in the Artémis took place between 1837 and 1840. …

  • # 31176

    BORGET, Auguste (1808-1877)

    [HAWAII] Fragments d’un voyage autour du monde

    Moulins [France] : P.A. Desrosiers Imprimeur Editeur, [1850]. Oblong quarto, original illustrated full vellum (some marking and staining), pp [12], [12] leaves of lithographic plates in two tints; occasional very mild foxing, otherwise a clean, firmly bound and desirable copy of this seldom seen work. Not in Sabin; Forbes, 1766. ‘This is a very rare …

  • # 31097

    BENNETT, James et al.

    The Golden Journey : Japanese Art from Australian Collections

    Adelaide : Art Gallery of South Australia, 2009. Quarto, illustrated limp boards, pp. 348, over 500 colour illustrations. New copy. The Golden Journey: Japanese Art from Australian Collection was written in 2009 by James Bennett and Amy Reigle Newland. This major book explores the astonishingly rich heritage of Japanese art, from prehistoric times until Japan opened …