Asia

  • # 15247

CESAREO, Agostino

L’arte del navigare, con il regimento della Tramontana e del sole; e la vera regola et osservanza del flusso e reflusso delle acque sotto breve compendio ridotta.

    # 15247

    CESAREO, Agostino

    L’arte del navigare, con il regimento della Tramontana e del sole; e la vera regola et osservanza del flusso e reflusso delle acque sotto breve compendio ridotta.

    [No place], 1587. Manuscript, quarto; 66 leaves followed by 13 leaves with additions in a different hand, 8 full-page illustrations (including one of the Southern Cross constellation), 4 with volvelles (movable paper figures); with a dedication to Don Pietro Borgia, Prince of Squillace (d. c.1624), dated 1587, and an accompanying sonnet; contemporary limp vellum sewn …

  • [PLANNED INVASION OF AUSTRALIA] 濠洲寫眞帳 : 附・新西蘭. [Gōshū shashinchō: tsuketari, Nyū Jīrando.]
Japan. Rikugun. Gun, Dai 16. Shireibu [Imperial Japanese Army. HQ of the 16th Army in Java]
# 14895

    # 14895

    Japan. Rikugun. Gun, Dai 16. Shireibu [Imperial Japanese Army. HQ of the 16th Army in Java]

    [PLANNED INVASION OF AUSTRALIA] 濠洲寫眞帳 : 附・新西蘭. [Gōshū shashinchō: tsuketari, Nyū Jīrando.]

    [=Photo Album of Australia]. [Jakarta?] : Osamu Shūdan Shireibu, Shōwa 17 [1942]. Oblong folio (250 x 400 mm), original half cloth over papered boards, printed title to upper board; pp 12, 258, chiefly black and white photographic plates with captions in English and Japanese, maps (folding); a good copy. A rare and important album relating …

  • [THE FIRST METEOROLOGICAL MAP] Bibliothèque universelle et historique de l’année MDCLXXXVII
[HALLEY, Edmond, 1656-1742]
# 14869

    # 14869

    [HALLEY, Edmond, 1656-1742]

    [THE FIRST METEOROLOGICAL MAP] Bibliothèque universelle et historique de l’année MDCLXXXVII

    A Amsterdam, Chez Wolfgang, Waesberge, Boom, & van Someren, 1687. Tome quatrième. Duodecimo, contemporary full calf (rubbed), spine with raised bands with gilt ornament and lettering, edges speckled red, title with woodcut vignette, pp 552, [24 index], with [1] folding copperplate map (148 x 480 mm) and [1] folding copperplate diagram; with woodcut vignettes; woodcut …

  • A visit to the South Seas, in the United States’ ship Vincennes, during the years 1829 and 1830;
STEWART, C.S. (Charles Samuel), 1795-1870
# 14957

    # 14957

    STEWART, C.S. (Charles Samuel), 1795-1870

    A visit to the South Seas, in the United States’ ship Vincennes, during the years 1829 and 1830;

    including scenes in Brazil, Peru, Manilla (sic), the Cape of Good Hope, and St. Helena. London : Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1832. Two volumes in one, thick octavo, contemporary half green morocco over marbled papered boards (rubbed), spine with raised bands and gilt lettering and ornament, hinges cracked, front free-endpaper with early presentation inscription 'To …

  • Account of the Russian discoveries between Asia and America.
COXE, William (1748 - 1928)
# 14845

    # 14845

    Coxe, William (1748-1828)

    Account of the Russian discoveries between Asia and America.

    $6,000 USD To which are added, the conquest of Siberia, and the history of the transactions and commerce between Russia and China. London : J. Nichols, 1780. First edition. Quarto, full polished calf (a couple of scuffs to the boards), spine extensively decorated in gilt, contrasting morocco title label, expertly rebacked, folding frontispiece map of …

  • De rebus Emmanuelis Regis Lusitaniae invictissimi virtute et auspicio gestis libri duodecim.
Osorio da Fonseca, Hieronymo (Jeronimo)
# 13309

    # 13309

    Osorio da Fonseca, Hieronymo (Jerónimo Osório, Bishop of Silves), 1506-1580

    De rebus Emmanuelis Regis Lusitaniae invictissimi virtute et auspicio gestis libri duodecim.

    $18,000 USD Olysippone. Apud Antonium Gondisaluu[m] typographum. MDLXXI. [Lisbon : Antonius Gondisalvus, 1571]. First edition. Folio, later speckled calf (scuffed), spine with contrasting morocco title label and gilt ornament (small split at head); book label to front pastedown; pp 480, [2]; title page with woodcut cardinal arms, early ownership inscriptions; woodcut initials; a few stains (mainly …

  • Acta consistorii publice exhibiti a S.D.N. Gregorio Papa XIII. regum Iaponiorum legatis Romae,
Gonsalves, Gaspar; Boccapaduli, Antonio
# 13328

    # 13328

    Gonsalves, Gaspar, 1540-1590; Boccapaduli, Antonio, 1530-1593

    Acta consistorii publice exhibiti a S.D.N. Gregorio Papa XIII. regum Iaponiorum legatis Romae,

    $22,000 USD die XXIII. Martii, M.D. LXXXV. Romæ : Apud Franciscum Zannettum, 1585. [Rome : Francesco Zanetti, 1585]. Quarto, nineteenth century blue goatskin binding ruled in triple gilt and signed by Emile Rouselle of Paris (corners rubbed), spine in compartments with gilt tooling, gilt dentelles; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers; pp 15; early manuscript foliation; …

  • Compendio delle heroiche, et gloriose attioni, et santa vita di papa Greg. XIII … …
Ciappi, Marc Antonio
# 13327

    # 13327

    Ciappi, Marc Antonio, active 1577-1601

    Compendio delle heroiche, et gloriose attioni, et santa vita di papa Greg. XIII … …

    $18,000 USD In Roma : nelle stamperia degli Accolti, MDXCVI. [Rome : Accolti, 1596]. Second edition. Quarto, later vellum ruled in red; calligraphic lettering to spine; marbled endpapers; pp [viii],120, [8]; light foxing; title with woodcut printer’s device, portrait on verso; title with early inscriptions; numerous woodcut illustrations in the text, including the Jesuit seminaries …

  • Historia de las Missiones que han Hecho los Religiosos de la Compañia de Iesus,
Luis de Guzmán (c.1544-1605)
# 13342

    # 13342

    Guzmán, Luis de, c.1544-1605

    Historia de las Missiones que han Hecho los Religiosos de la Compañia de Iesus,

    $60,000 USD para predicar el Sancto Euangelio en la India Oriental, y en los reynos de la China y Iapon. En Alcala : por la biuda de Iuan Gracian, 1601. Two volumes, quarto, modern crushed burgundy morocco, gilt; spines in compartments with gilt ornament; gilt dentelles; silk endpapers; all edges stained red; vol. 1 pp …

  • De rebus Iaponicis, et Peruanis epistolae recentiores.
Hay, John (1546-1607)
# 13336

    # 13336

    Hay, John, 1546-1607

    De rebus Iaponicis, Indicis et Peruanis epistolae recentiores.

    $10,000 USD A Joanne Hayo Dalgatttiensi Scoto Societatis Jesu in librum unum coacervatae. Antuerpiæ : Ex officina Martini Nutij, ad insigne duarum Ciconiarum, Anno M. DC. V. [Antwerp : Martin Nutius, 1605]. Octavo, fine Jesuit binding of full calf ruled in gilt with ornamental cornerpieces; upper board with central Jesuit device, lower board with heraldic …

  • Historia Societatis Iesv,
Orlandini, Nicolo, 1553-1606; Sacchini, Francesco, 1570-1625
# 13318

    # 13318

    Orlandini, Nicolo, 1553-1606; Sacchini, Francesco, 1570-1625

    Historia Societatis Iesv,

    $4,500 USD authore Nicolao Orlandino, Societatis eiusdem sacerdote. Nunc primum in Germania in lucem edita. Accessit index rerum memorabilium locupletissimus. Coloniæ Agrippinæ : Sumptibus Antonij Hierat, Anno M. DC. XV. [Cologne : Antonius Hierat, 1615] Quarto, contemporary vellum over boards with manuscript title in ink to spine; pp [viii], 578, [42 index]; pages 89, 268, …

  • De Christiana expeditione apud Sinas suscepta ab Societate Jesu. Ex M. Ricij ... Com̄entariis libri 5
Matteo Ricci, S.J., 1552-1610; Nicolas Trigault (translator), 1577-1628
# 13351

    # 13351

    Ricci, Matteo, 1552-1610; Trigault, Nicolas (translator), 1577-1628

    De Christiana expeditione apud Sinas suscepta ab Societate Jesu. Ex P. Matthaei Ricii eiusdem

    $15,000 USD societatis comentariis, libri V … in quibus Sinensis regni mores leges atque instituta et novæ illius Ecclesiæ difficillima primordia accurate & summa fide describuntur. Auctore P. Nicolao Trigautio Belga ex eadem societate. Augustae Vind. [Augsburg] : Apud Christoph. Mangium, 1615. First edition. Small quarto, contemporary limp vellum; manuscript title along lower edge; engraved title …

  • Relacion del sucesso que tuuo Nuestra Santa Fe en los reynos del Iapon desde el año de seyscientos y
Piñeyro, Luis, 1560-1620
# 13449

    # 13449

    Piñeyro, Luis, 1560-1620

    Relacion del sucesso que tuuo Nuestra Santa Fe en los reynos del Iapon desde el año de seyscientos y

    $32,000 USD doze hasta el de seyscientos y quinze, imperando Cubosama … compuesta por el padre Luys Piñeyro, de la Compañia de Iesus. En Madrid por la viuda de Alonso Martin de Balboa, 1617. Folio, contemporary limp vellum; manuscript title in ink to spine; bookplate to front pastedown; title page with woodcut royal coat of arms (faint contemporary …

  • Nvevo descvbrimiento del gran Cathayo, ò Reynos de Tibet, por el Padre Antonio de Andrade,
ANDRADE, Antonio de (1580 - 1634)
# 14836

    # 14836

    ANDRADE, Antonio de (1580-1634)

    Nvevo descvbrimiento del gran Cathayo, ò Reynos de Tibet, por el Padre Antonio de Andrade,

    $12,500 USD de la Compañía de IESVS, Portugues, en el ano 1624. Madrid : Luis Sanchez, 1627. First Spanish edition. Small quarto, modern gilt-ruled half-calf over cloth, gilt-lettered spine, ff. 12; a very good copy. Antonio de Andrade, Portuguese member of the Society of Jesus, was dispatched to India in 1600 where he would spend over …

  • Relation ... Francis Xavier (manuscript)
# 13448

    # 13315

    Borri, Cristoforo, 1583-1632

    Relatione della Nuova Missione PP. della Comp. di Giesu, al Regno della Cocincina.

    $5,000 USD In Roma : per Francesco Corbelletti, 1631. Octavo, later vellum over boards ruled in red, with ornate calligraphic title to spine; pp 231; title with vignette woodcut of the Jesuit device; dedication with woodcut papal coat of arms of Urban VIII; woodcut historiated initials; side notes. “In 1616 Borri was sent to Indochina from …

  • Regimento de pilotos, e roteiro da navegaçam, e conquistas do Brazil, Angola, S. Thome, Cabo Verde,
Mariz Carneiro, António de, d. 1642
# 13313

    # 13313

    Mariz Carneiro, António de, d. 1642

    Regimento de pilotos, e roteiro da navegaçam, e conquistas do Brazil, Angola, S. Thome, Cabo Verde,

    $15,000 USD Maranhaõ, Ilhas, et Indias Occidentaes. Em Lisboa : Na officina de Lourenço de Anueres, 1642. Small quarto, full straight-grained morocco, gilt; spine with gilt lettering and ornament; pp [viii], 108; page 31 misnumbered 13; pp 81-108 misnumbered 51-78; decorative woodcut initials; trimmed by the binder along the top margin, shaving the top from a …

  • Relazione de’felici successi della Santa Fede predicata da padri della Compagnia di Giesv nel regno
RHODES, Alexandre de, S.J. (1593-1660)
# 14449

    # 14449

    RHODES, Alexandre de, S.J. (1593-1660)

    Relazione de’felici successi della Santa Fede predicata da padri della Compagnia di Giesv nel regno

    $12,500 USD di Tvnchino, all santita di N.S. PP. Innocenzio Decimo. Di Alessandro de Rhodes Avignonese della medesima Compagnia, e Missionário Apostolico della Sacra Congregatione de Propaganda Fide. In Roma : Per Giuseppe Luna. L’anno del Giubileo, 1650. Small quarto, contemporary full calf, spine with raised bands, gilt tooling and contrasting red leather label lettered in gilt, …

  • Dell’ Historia della Compagnia di Giesv : l’Asia ...
Bartoli, Danielo, 1608-1685
# 13447

    # 13447

    Bartoli, Danielo, 1608-1685

    Dell’ Historia della Compagnia di Giesv : l’Asia

    $15,000 USD In Roma, M.DC.LIII. Nella Stamperia d’Ignatio de’ Lazzeri. [Rome : Ignazio de’ Lazzeri, 1653-1663] Folio, contemporary vellum over boards, spine with raised bands, manuscript title in ink and manuscript label with collection number “1692”; front pastedown with nineteenth century label of the Fürstlich Auerspergische Fideikommissbibliothek, Laibach; pp [iv], 904, [8]; engraved frontispiece by Bloemaert after a …

  • The voyages and adventures of Fernand Mendez Pinto, a Portugal, during his travels for the space of
Mendes Pinto, Fernão, d. 1583; Cogan, Henry (translator)
# 13314

    # 13314

    Mendes Pinto, Fernão, d. 1583; Cogan, Henry (translator)

    The voyages and adventures of Fernand Mendez Pinto, a Portugal, during his travels for the space of

    $9,000 USD one and twenty years in the Kingdoms of Ethiopia, China, Tartaria, Cauchinchina, Calaminham, Siam, Pegu, Japan, and a great part of the East-Indiaes : with a relation and description of most of the places thereof, their religion, laws, riches, customs, and government in time of peace and war : where he five times suffered …

  • Innocentia Victrix
Gouvea, Antonio de (attributed), 1592-1677
# 13416

    # 13416

    Gouvea, Antonio de (attributed), 1592-1677

    Innocentia Victrix

    $45,000 USD sive Sententia Comitiorum Imperij Sinici pro innocentia Christianæ religionis lata juridicè per annum 1669. & Ivssv R.P. Antonij de Gouvea Soc. Iesu, ibidem V. Provincialis Sinico-Latinè exposita in Quam Cheu metropoli provinciæ Quam tum in Regno Sinarum. Anno Salvtis Hvmanæ MDCLXXI. Quam tum [Canton] : Jesuit Press, 1671. First Edition. Small folio, contemporary …

  • Jornada Que o Senhor Antonio de Albuquerque Coelho ...
Tavares de Velles Guerreyro, Joam
# 13350

    # 13350

    Tavares de Velles Guerreiro, João, active 1718

    Jornada que o senhor Antonio de Albuquerque Coelho governador, e capitam geral da ciudad do Nome de

    $150,000 USD Deos de Macao na China, fes de Goa athe chegar a ditta cide. : divida em duas partes. [Macau] : [s.n.], [1718]. Folio, near contemporary calf, rebacked; Chinese patterned paper wrappers; title page with contemporary inscription to bottom margin, a name roughly erased and paper restored; pp 185, [blank]; printed xylographically on one …

  • Account of the steps taken, in England, with a view to the establishment of an academical
LANG, John Dunmore (1799-1878)
# 14501

    # 14448

    PEREIRA CRESPO, Lúcio Albino

    Abstract of the log of the “Mondego”, kept on the voyage of the Portuguese ambassador to Siam, 1859

    $12,500 USD Manuscript journal. Octavo (195 x 120 mm), original marbled papered card covers, first page with calligraphic title: Brigue “Mondego” de S. M. F. – Viagens: de Macáo a Siam.– de Siaõ a Singapore e de Singapore a Macáo. – De Janeiro a Maio – 1859. Lúcio Albino P[ereira] Crespo 2º Tenente da Armada; ff [37]; …

  • Ruins of desert Cathay. Personal narrative of explorations in central Asia and westernmost China
STEIN, M. Aurel (1862-1943)
# 14595

    # 14595

    STEIN, M. Aurel (1862-1943)

    Ruins of desert Cathay. Personal narrative of explorations in central Asia and westernmost China

    $1,750 USD London : Macmillan, 1912. Two volumes, thick octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (edges a little rubbed but a very good set), top edges gilt, pp xxxviii, 546; xxi, 492; extensively illustrated with photographic plates, panoramas, three folding maps (two detached with reinforcement to the folds); light foxing to preliminaries, overall clean, a very good set. …

  • A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.
COOK, James and KING, James.
# 14688

    # 14688

    Cook, James (1728-1779) and King, James.

    A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.

    $14,000 USD Undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in his majesty’s ships the Resolution and Discovery; in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. London, H. Hughs for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1785. Three volumes, …

  • Lettres édifiantes et curieuses, écrites des missions étrangères par quelques missionnaires de la
Gobien, Charles le (compiler); Querbeuf, Y.M.M. de (editor)
# 13310

    # 13310

    Gobien, Charles le (compiler), 1653-1708; Querbeuf, Y.M.M.T. de (editor)

    Lettres édifiantes et curieuses, écrites des missions étrangères par quelques missionnaires de la

    $12,000 USD Compagnie de Jésus. Paris, Chez J.G. Merigot, 1780-1783. Twenty-six volumes, small octavo; full contemporary speckled calf, spines in compartments with gilt tooling and contrasting morocco labels; edges stained red; marbled endpapers; armorial bookplates to pastedowns; 56 plates including maps, hors texte, many folding; a fine set in period binding. Volumes 1-5 : Mémoires …

  • [POLYNESIA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens, Eastern Arms &c.
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
# 14772

    # 14772

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    [POLYNESIA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens, Eastern Arms &c.

    Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. November 1904. No. 20. Octavo, original printed wrappers, pp 2 (brief descriptions of 69 items), followed by 2 photographic plates (tissue guards intact) illustrating all items; a fine copy.  Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes artefacts from New Zealand …

  • [NEW GUINEA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens, Eastern Arms &c.
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
# 14773

    # 14773

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    [NEW GUINEA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens, Eastern Arms &c.

    Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. January 1905. No. 22. Octavo, original printed wrappers, pp 2 (brief descriptions of 86 items), followed by 2 photographic plates (tissue guards intact) illustrating most items; a fine copy. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes 43 artefacts from British …

  • [SOUTH AMERICA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
# 14777

    # 14777

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    [SOUTH AMERICA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.

    Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. October 1905. No. 31. Octavo, original printed wrappers (edges a little chipped), pp 2 (brief descriptions of 36 items), followed by 2 tipped-in silver gelatin photographs, illustrating most items. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes 36 artefacts from India …

  • [NEW HEBRIDES] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
# 14779

    # 14779

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    [NEW HEBRIDES] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.

    Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. July, 1905. No. 28. Octavo, original printed wrappers (detached), pp 2 (brief descriptions of 30 items), followed by 2 tipped-in silver gelatin photographs, illustrating all items. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes 15 artefacts from the Naga hill tribes …

  • Peking North China South Manchuria and Korea. With maps, plans and illustrations.
[THOMAS COOK & SON]
# 14662

    # 14662

    [THOMAS COOK & SON]

    Peking North China South Manchuria and Korea. With maps, plans and illustrations.

    Cover title: Cook's Guide to Peking, North China, South Manchuria, Korea. Shanghai : Thomas Cook & Son, 1924. Fifth edition. Octavo, publisher's printed green cloth (slightly marked), front pastedown with original owner's inscription in pencil (Shanghai travels), 143 pp + advertisements (mild foxing to outer leaves), includes index, 3 folding maps: Railway and steamship connections …

  • [JAPAN] Historische Beschryving der Reizen, of Nieuwe en volkome Verzameling van de aller-waardigste
PREVOST, abbé (1697-1763); KAEMPFER, Engelbert (1651-1716)
# 14677

    # 14677

    PREVOST, abbé (1697-1763); KAEMPFER, Engelbert (1651-1716)

    [JAPAN] Historische Beschryving der Reizen, of Nieuwe en volkome Verzameling van de aller-waardigste

    en zeldsaamste Zee- en Landtogten ter ontdekkinge en naspeuringe gedaan … in Europa, Azia, Afrika, en Amerika … Te Amsterdam : J. Roman, G. de Groot, J. Loveringh, G. Tielenburg, S. van Esveldt, en P. Schouten, 1758. Volume 17 (of 21) of the Dutch edition of abbé Prévost's Histoire générale des voyages. Quarto, contemporary quarter calf …

  • Fasciculus e Japonicius Floribus
Franciscus Cardim, S.J.
# 13347

    # 13347

    Cardim, António Francisco, 1596-1659

    Fasciculus e Iapponicis floribus, suo adhuc madentibus sanguine, compositus a

    P. Antonio Francisco Cardim è Societate Iesv, prouinciæ Iapponiæ ad Urbem procuratore. / Catalogus regularium, et secularium, qui in Iapponiæ regnis … ab ethnics in odium Christianæ Fidei … violenta morte sublati sunt. / Mors felicissima quatuor legatorum Lusitanorum et sociorum quos Japponiae imperator occidit in odium Christianae religionis. Romae : typis heredum Corbelletti, 1646. Three …

  • Bibliotheca Scriptorum Societatis Jesu, opus inchoatum a R.P. Pedro Ribadeneira
Ribadeneira, Pedro de, 1527-1611; Alegambe, Philippus, 1592-1652; Southwell, Nathaniel, 1598-1676
# 13324

    # 13324

    Ribadeneira, Pedro de, 1527-1611; Alegambe, Philippus, 1592-1652; Southwell, Nathaniel, 1598-1676

    Bibliotheca Scriptorum Societatis Jesu, opus inchoatum a R.P. Pedro Ribadeneira

    Eiusdem Societatis Theologo, anno salutis 1602. Continuatum a R.P. Philippo Alegambe Ex eadem Societate, usque ad annum 1642. Recognitum, et productum ad annum Iubilæi M.DC.LXXV. [1675]. A Nathanaele Sotuello Eiusdem Societatis Presbytero. Romæ : Ex typographia Iacobi Antonij de Lazzaris Varesij, MDCLXXVI [1676]. Folio, contemporary vellum over boards; front pastedown with the ex libris of …

  • Serindia. Detailed report of explorations in central Asia and westernmost China. Vol. V : Maps.
STEIN, Aurel (1862 - 1943)
# 14597

    # 14597

    STEIN, Aurel (1862 - 1943)

    Serindia. Detailed report of explorations in central Asia and westernmost China. Vol. V : Maps.

    Maps showing portions of Chinese Turkestan and Kansu from surveys made during the explorations of Sir Aurel Stein 1906 – 1908. Delhi : Mortilal Banarsidass, 1983 (first published Oxford 1921). Cloth portfolio, lettered in gilt (dusty), with title card and 94 folding maps documenting Stein's explorations in central Asia, each with cloth tab (the first …

  • Everest : the unfinished adventure
RUTTLEDGE, Hugh
# 14652

    # 14652

    RUTTLEDGE, Hugh

    Everest : the unfinished adventure

    London : Hodder & Stoughton, 1937. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (lightly flecked), fore-edge and preliminaries foxed, pp. [xvi]; 292; 63 black ans white photographic plates, two folding maps. 

  • Geographie, ofte beginselen der Land-Beschryvinge, zoo als die in haer eygen aerd, in verdeeling
GOESIN, Petrus de
# 14628

    # 14628

    GOESIN, Petrus de

    Geographie, ofte beginselen der Land-Beschryvinge, zoo als die in haer eygen aerd, in verdeeling

    van Landen en Gewesten met Wateren en Zee-en sig bevinden, en door Bergen, Rivieren en Stroomen onderscheiden zyn; als mede den principaelsten Koophandel die in elke Landen verrigt worden. Tot Gend [Ghent] : Petrus de Goesin, [1762]. Duodecimo, contemporary calf (heavily rubbed and scuffed), spine with raised bands, compartments with stamped floral design in gilt …

  • Histoire des naufrages, ou Recueil des relations les plus intéressantes des naufrages,
DEPERTHES, Jean-Louis-Hubert-Simon (1730-1792)
# 14626

    # 14626

    DEPERTHES, Jean-Louis-Hubert-Simon (1730-1792)

    Histoire des naufrages, ou Recueil des relations les plus intéressantes des naufrages,

    hivernements, délaissemens, incendies, famines, famines, & autres evénements funestes sur mer, qui ont été publiées depuis le quinzieme siecle jusqu'à présens. Par M.D. … … A Paris : Chez Cuchet, Libraire, rue & maison Serpente, An III me. de la République [1794-95]. First edition. Three volumes, octavo, original plain grey wrappers, spines with contemporary printed …

  • E. & A. Line illustrated handbook to the East : Australia, Manila, China, Japan
EASTERN & AUSTRALIAN STEAMSHIP COMPANY; LORCK, W. (editor)
# 14608

    # 14608

    EASTERN & AUSTRALIAN STEAMSHIP COMPANY; LORCK, W. (editor)

    E. & A. Line illustrated handbook to the East : Australia, Manila, China, Japan

    : including trips to America and Europe / edited by W. Lorck. Sydney : Edward Lee & Co. [for The Eastern and Australian Steamship Company], 1904. “Edition de luxe” (p. xv). Large octavo, original cloth boards with pictorial onlay to upper board (rubbed), spine lettered in pen 'Handbook to the East', hinges weakened, pp xviii, …

  • An introduction to the popular religion and folklore of Northern India
Crooke, W.
# 14605

    # 14605

    Crooke, W.

    An introduction to the popular religion and folklore of Northern India

    Allahabad : printed at the Government Press, North-Western provinces and Oudh, 1894. Octavo, gilt-lettered patterned cloth (rubbed), pp. ii; 420, internally clean. A study of Bramhanism with associated rituals.

  • Burmese vignettes
ROBERTSON, C. Harcourt
# 14599

    # 14599

    ROBERTSON, C. Harcourt

    Burmese vignettes

    London : W. Thacker & Co., 1930. Octavo, illustrated cloth with silver leaf blocking (rubbed), pp. 152, illustrated. First edition. Owner's name to endpaper dated Mandalay 1926 (presumably the date they arrived there). 

  • Sunny Singapore
BETHUNE COOK, Rev. J. A.
# 14593

    # 14593

    BETHUNE COOK, Rev. J. A.

    Sunny Singapore

    An account of the place and its people with a sketch of the results of missionary work. London : Elliot Stock, 1907. Octavo, gilt-illustrated cloth (faded), pp. xvi; 183, photographic plates. Includes chapters on Macao, Canton, Malacca, Hong Kong, and the Chinese diaspora across South East Asia. 

  • A holiday in the happy valley with pen and pencil
SWINBURNE, T. R.
# 14590

    # 14590

    SWINBURNE, T. R.

    A holiday in the happy valley with pen and pencil

    London : Smith, Elder & Co, 1907. Octavo, gilt-illustrated cloth (one corner bumped), colour frontispiece, pp. xii; 342; [6 – adverts], colour illustrations, neat insription to title page by Emery Walker, map of Kashmir. publisher's slip to booksellers, ownership label of Emery Walker to rear pastedown.  A classic account of travel in Kashmir. From the …

  • [MANUSCRIPT] Etude philologique sur les inscriptions cunéiformes de l’Arménie
ROBERT, Louis de
# 14113

    # 14113

    ROBERT, Louis de

    [MANUSCRIPT] Etude philologique sur les inscriptions cunéiformes de l’Arménie

    [Trabzon, Turkey : 1874]. Manuscript in ink, folio, in original ribbon-tied gatherings, ff [1 title leaf], 131, most leaves written recto and verso, with transcriptions of Urartian cuneiform inscriptions accompanied by comparative examples in Assyrian cuneiform, Hebrew and Arabic throughout; the verso of the final leaf is inscribed and dated by the author Trébizonde [i.e. …

  • [TELEGRAPH; QUEENSLAND] Map of south-eastern Asia and Northern Australia
THE GRAPHIC.
# 14280

    # 14280

    THE GRAPHIC.

    [TELEGRAPH; QUEENSLAND] Map of south-eastern Asia and Northern Australia

    : showing the districts in Annam and Tonquin which France proposes to annex and to place under a Protectorate, the portion of New Guinea proposed to be acquired by Queensland, and the districts affected by the volcanic eruptions in Java. London : Letts Son &​ Co. Ltd., 1883 [issued as a supplement to The Graphic, …

  • [AMBON EARTHQUAKE] Kort verslag over de aardbeving te Ambon op 6 Januari 1898
VERBEEK, R.D.M.
# 14304

    # 14304

    VERBEEK, R.D.M.

    [AMBON EARTHQUAKE] Kort verslag over de aardbeving te Ambon op 6 Januari 1898

    Batavia [Jakarta] : Landsdrukkerij, 1899. Small quarto, original printed wrappers (lightly foxed and marked, paper chipped at head of spine, cancelled collection stamp of the Royal Society of NSW to upper wrapper), pp 46, folding maps (one colour) and plans; scattered foxing, corners dog-eared, several cancelled collection stamps; a fair copy.  A scientific report on …

  • [MISSIONS] Talks on Japan
CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY
# 14101

    # 14101

    CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY

    [MISSIONS] Talks on Japan

    : for the use of leaders among young people. London : CMS, 1913. Small quarto, original pictorial stiff wrappers, 27 pp, illustrated, a very good copy. Scarce. Unrecorded in Australian collections.

  • Chinese Empire, and Japan.
PHILIP, George
# 13957

    # 13957

    PHILIP, George

    Chinese Empire, and Japan.

    [Cover title: Philips' authentic map : China]. London & Liverpool : George Philip, c. 1910. Chromolithograph map on paper, folded and pasted into publisher's cloth case with paper title label, 550 x 660 mm, light foxing, a few small red pencil marks. Shows the European territories, railways etc. 

  • Views to accompany report on geological survey of country west of Suakin,
PARROTT, Thomas Samuel, Captain (1842-1917)
# 12009

    # 12009

    PARROTT, Thomas Samuel, Captain (1842-1917)

    Views to accompany report on geological survey of country west of Suakin,

    by Capt. Parrott, Engineer Officer, Staff, N.S.W. Contingent, to Colonel B. Edwards, R.E.C.B., commanding Royal Engineers, Soudan Expedition, 1885. Oblong folio, original full leather boards (scuffed), the upper board with gilt lettered title, both boards with triple gilt rule, patterned endpapers, pp [1] title page in letterpress on leaf of thick card, [1] folding hand …

  • Australia and the East :
HOOD, John
# 13466

    # 13466

    HOOD, John

    Australia and the East :

    Being a journal narrative of a voyage to New South Wales in an emigrant ship : with a residence of some months in Sydney and the bush, and the route home by way of India and Egypt, in the years 1841 and 1842. London : John Murray, 1843. Octavo, publisher's purple cloth (spine faded), bookplate …

  • Catalogue of books relating to Australasia, Malaysia, Polynesia, the Pacific Coast of America
[PETHERICK, Edward Augustus].
# 13105

    # 13105

    [PETHERICK, Edward Augustus].

    Catalogue of books relating to Australasia, Malaysia, Polynesia, the Pacific Coast of America

    and the South Seas. Edwards's Australasian Catalogue. London : Francis Edwards, 1899. Octavo, gilt-lettered quarter crushed morocco over cloth (rubbed), top edge gilt, other edges uncut, pp. 220; xxviii, a clean copy. From the library of Jeffrey Prentice, his bookplate to front pastedown. Petherick's three thousand item catalogue of Australiana prepared for Francis Edwards in …