Asia

  • # 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 …

  • # 18934

    DROESE, Ernest (attributed)

    Rajmahali primer. Paryen sikatru maltono.

    Agra : Secundra Orphanage Press, 1884. Duodecimo (131 x 106 mm), original illustrated wrappers (upper wrapper a little sunned and with small tear at fore-edge, else fine), stitched, pp 22; text in Roman script; with an outline of the Malto phonemic system and short translations into Malto of Christian prayers and Bible passages; clean throughout, …

  • # 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 …

  • # 18613

    [Sata Kaiseki, cartographer]; [Ōtomo Yoshimasa, publisher]

    釋教輿地圖(釈教輿地図) [Shakukyō Yochizu] (Buddhist World Map)

    Tokyo : 佐田介石 [Sata Kaiseki] and 大伴義正 [Ōtomo Yoshimasa], [1880] (Meiji 13). Colour woodblock print, 364 x 500 mm; old folds, small amount of worming in four places, otherwise in very good condition. A map of the world, with the major continents apart from Antarctica represented. The shapes of the landmasses are quite different from …

  • # 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.

  • # 18743

    AHMAD, Shamsuddin

    A guide to Tattah and the Makli Hill

    Karachi : Government of Pakistan Press, 1953. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. [iv]; 30, 18 photographic plates, map, lacking the lower wrapper. Archaeology in Pakistan.

  • # 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 …

  • # 18710

    BROWN, T. E. B.

    Punjab poisons, being a description of the poisons principally used in the Punjab.

    Lahore : printed at the “Civil and Military Gazette” Press, 1888. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, bound in Lahore at the office of the Gazette, with binder’s ticket, presentation bookplate to front pastedown to the Society of Apothecaries from F. Gordon Brown Esq, pp. ii; [ii]; iv; 207; xi. Rare medical book from the Punjab. We cannot …

  • # 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’.

  • # 18678

    [RUSSELL, Charles Watts]

    Log of the “Bayard” from London to Bombay.

    Oundle [U.K] : printed by Alfred King for private circulation, s.n. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (part of the backstrip detached),front free endpaper nearly detached, pp. 67, occasional pen corrections, presumably in the author’s hand. Rare travel journal in the form of a diary of a 111 day journey from London to Bombay. A scarce Northumbrian imprint. …

  • # 18687

    ROSNY, L. Léon de (1837-1914)

    [THAI LANGUAGE] Quelques observations sur la langue siamoise et sur son écriture.

    [Paris] : Imprimerie Impériale, 1855. Octavo, original plain blue wrappers, stitched, pp 16, some very mild scattered foxing, else a fine uncut and unopened copy; text in French, with examples in Thai. Scarce linguistic study on various aspects of Thai by the renowned French Japanologist Léon de Rosny, originally published in the Journal asiatique, no. 17, …

  • # 18837

    DAVIDSON, James W.

    [MANCHURIA]. Journal of the American Association of China. Vol. 1, No. 13 – 14

    Shanghai : the American Association of China, July 1904; January 1905. Quarto, quarter-sheep over cloth gilt-lettered ‘Manchuria Davidson’, pp. 34; 53, very good. Included two articles by James Davidson, Consul of the United States in Antung (Manchuria), and former member of the Peary arctic expedition. The first is ‘The newly opened treaty ports of Manchuria and …

  • # 14347

    POLO, Marco (1254-1324); SANTAELLA, Rodrigo Fernández de (1444-1509)

    Libro del famoso Marco Polo Veneciano de las cosas maravillosas que vido en las partes orientales: conviene saber en las Indias, Armenia, Arabia, Persia, y Tartaria. E del poderio del gran Can y otros reyes. Con otro tratado de micer Pogio Florentino y trata delas mesmas tierras y islas. 

    Logroño, Miguel de Eguia, 3rd June 1529. Folio, ff. [4]; 32, woodcut initials, the title leaf expertly remargined along the lower and fore-edges (prior to 1927), with a very small area of penwork to the edge of the decoration, brown staining to about half the folios, a couple of other very small marginal repairs, contemporary …