• # 18024

    Maker unknown.

    Grand jeu de la géographie avec costumes coloriées

    [France] : s.l., s.n., circa 1820. Carnet of thick blue card, 110 x 75 mm, with hand coloured engraved title label depicting inhabitants from the four corners of the world, containing 25 hand coloured cards on blue paper backing, each depicting a male and female inhabitant from a different region, with accompanying descriptive text. Fine condition. …

  • # 18242

    ANDREWS, Roy Chapman (1884-1960), et al.

    Natural History of Central Asia.

    New York : The American Museum of Natural History, 1918 – 1943. A rare complete set of all published volumes of Natural History of Central Asia and the Preliminary Reports. Central Asiatic Expeditions of the American Museum of Natural History, under the leadership of Roy Chapman Andrews. Preliminary contributions in geology, palaeontology and zoology 1918 …

  • # 18737

    石川俊之(流宣) [Ishikawa Toshiyuki (Ryūsen)]

    萬國総界圖 (万国総界図) [Bankoku Sōkaizu] [Map of the Whole World]

    Edo (Tokyo), Japan : 須原屋茂兵衛 [Suharaya Mohē], [1708] (Hōei 5). Woodblock print with yellow colors added by hand, 1315 x 595mm, original covers and title slip; complete. An early Japanese map of the world. Japan is displayed in the centre of the map, which is oriented so that east [東] is at the top of the …

  • # 18715

    ARAGO, Jacques Étienne Victor (1790-1854)

    [FREYCINET] A Cape Malay slave carrying rooibos bushes. Cape of Good Hope, 1818.

    Watercolour and pencil on watermarked laid paper, 353 x 274 mm (sheet), signed and dated in ink in image lower right ‘Js. Arago fecit, 1818’; inscribed by the artist in ink in the upper margin centre ‘Cap du bonne Espérance’, and in the lower margin centre ‘Hottentôt / Les esclaves hottentôts dont les maîtres sont contents …

  • # 17948

    HAMAGUCHI, Takashi (1931 - )

    Document angle (signed copy)

    Tokyo : Japan Camera, 1973. Quarto, boards in dust jacket (edges rubbed), pp. 154, photographically illustrated, signed by the photographer on the title page. Text in Japanese. Hamaguchi’s photobook ‘Document Angle’ records Japanese life at a time of rapid economic growth and social change. During a period of Westernisation, urbanisation and industrialisation, Document Angle illustrated …

  • # 17957

    Nichidai Zenkyoto Kiroku-han

    Nichidai Toso

    Tokyo : Godo Sangyo Kabushiki Kaisha Shuppanbu, 1969. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (slightly edge rubbed), pp. 98, illustrated. Text in Japanese. A black and white photobook on the `Nichi-dai Toso` (or `Nichi-dai Funso`): the student protests which took place at Nihon Daigaku (Nihon University) between 1968 and 1969. The photographs were taken by the `Nihon University All-Campus …

  • # 18047

    OKAMOTO, K. S.

    Ancient and modern various usages; of Tokio Japan

    Tokio : Y. T. R. Morito, 1885. Octavo, Japanese wrappers (a little foxed), stitchbound, in the rare printed paper slipcase, pp. [124], folded leaves, printed in colour, a very fine copy. Text in Japanese and English. Housed in a custom Japanese box. An utterly charming guide to Japanese customs in the Meiji period, including Japanese …

  • # 18053

    WAHLEN, Auguste

    Costumes, usos e trajos de todos os povos do mundo,

    em face de documentos authenticos e das mais recentes viagens. Lisboa : Impresa Lusitana, 1872-1873-1874-1876-1878. Five volumes, octavo, original quarter blue calf over marbled papered boards (lightly rubbed, corners bumped, upper board of vol. 4 with several scratches), spines with gilt lettering and rule; vol. 1 (Asia) 421, [1]; vol. 2 (Asia, India) 439, [4]; …

  • # 18468


    Charters granted to the East-India Company, from 1601 ; also the Treaties and Grants, made with, or obtained from, the Princes and Powers in India, from the Year 1756 to 1772.

    [London : privately printed, 1788]. Quarto, contemporary full calf, boards with double gilt rule, gilt dentelles, recased, original marbled endpapers, front pastedown with late eighteenth century armorial bookplate of John Woodhouse, Aramstone (Herefordshire), title page with early ink annotation at bottom margin ‘London 1788 / Privately printed’, pp 464, 12; a clean, crisp copy.

  • # 18584

    BERGHAUS, Hermann; 村田文夫 [MURATA, Fumio, translator]

    輿地新. [Yochi shinzu furoku]. [Supplement to the Map of the World].

    Kyoto, Osaka, and Tokyo: 勝村治右衛門 [Katsumura Jihei], 柳原喜兵衛 [Yanahara Kihei], 北畠茂兵衛 [Kitahata Mohei] et al.. 1874. Two volumes, small quarto (250 x 180 mm), Japanese 5 hole stab binding, original yellow paper covers (rubbed) and title labels; with volvelle showing the earth’s orbit, 3 double page copper engraved colour maps, and numerous black and white maps and …

  • # 17953

    DAM, Meyndert van; STICHTER, Cornelis

    A VOC ship’s binding from the Chamber of Amsterdam.

    d’Erven Stichters Comptoir Almanach, Voor ‘t Jaar 1800. Voorzien van eene aanwyzing der Jaar-, Paarden-, Beesten- en Leermarkten, welke in de Bataafsche Republiek gehouden worden, als mede de Vacantien, het Varen der Trekschuyten en Beurtschepen, het vertrek der Posten en Postwagens. Nevens de maans op- en ondergang. Te Amsterdam : by de erfgen. van de Wed. C. Stichter, …

  • # 18464

    MAFFEI, Giovanni Pietro (1533–1603) and Emanuel ACOSTA

    Rerum a Societate Iesu in Oriente gestarum volumen primum.

    Neapoli : In aedibus Decii Lachaei, 1573. Quarto, recent crushed morocco with gilt spine and boards; title page with early Jesuit college inscription and later collection stamps, ff. 236, [2 index]; historiated initials; mild marginal dampstaining throughout, title with a few small wormholes repaired; a good copy in recent binding. The earliest detailed account of the …

  • # 18469

    OLEARIUS, Adam (1603-1671); MANDELSLO, Johann Albrecht von (1616-1644); DAVIES, John (translator)

    The voyages and travells of the Ambassadors sent by Frederick Duke of Holstein, to the Great Duke of Muscovy, and the King of Persia. Begun in the Year M.DC. XXXIII. and finish’d in M.DC. XXXIX. Containing a Compleat History of Muscovy, Tartary, Persia … whereto are added the Travels of John Albert de Mandelslo … into the East-Indies … …

    London : for John Starkey and Thomas Basset, 1669. Second edition. Two parts in one volume, folio, contemporary full mottled calf with blind embossed boards, spine with raised bands and contrasting morocco title label with gilt lettering and ornament, front pastedown with eighteenth century armorial bookplate of John and Louisa Trevelyan, additional engraved title incorporating 5 portraits, main …

  • # 17784

    STALKER, John

    A treatise of Japaning and varnishing, being a compleat discovery of those arts.

    With the best way of making all sorts of varnish for Japan, wood, prints, plate or pictures. The method of guilding, burnishing and lackering, with the art of guilding, seperating, and refining metals, and the most curious way of painting on glass, or otherwise. Also rules for counterfeiting tortoise-shell, and marble, and for staining or …

  • # 18481


    [WORLD MAP] 阿蘭陀 地球図 [Oranda Chikyuzu] [lit. Holland: Image of the Earth]

    [Japan] : s.n., [produced around the Bunka period, 1804-1818]. Manuscript map of the world, ink and colour wash, 735 x 1280 mm, folding to 185 x 160 mm, on unbacked, thick paper; original blue paper wrappers with brushed title, bound in modern cloth boards; the map with numerous expert worming repairs to verso, otherwise very well preserved, …

  • # 17342

    SCHROETER, Frederic Christian Gotthelf (1786-1820); MARSHMAN, John Clark & CAREY, William (eds.)

    A Dictionary of the Bhotanta or Boutan language. Printed from a manuscript copy made by the late Rev. Frederic Christian Gotthelf Schroeter. Edited by John Marshman. To which is prefixed a grammar of the Bhotanta language. Edited by W. Carey.

    Serampore: s.n., 1826. Quarto, contemporary full calf (boards a trifle scuffed), spine in gilt-ruled compartments with contrasting leather title label lettered in gilt, front pastedown with bookplate of John Lawson, original endpapers, pp [2], [1]-iii, [1 blank], [1]- 35, [1 blank], [1]-6, [1]-268, 267-475, [1 blank]; endpapers and title with light foxing, first and last …