Asia

  • # 28416

    [FUJI-VIEW HOTEL, KATSUYAMA]; THE FUJIYA HOTEL, MIYANOSHITA]]

    The Fuji-View Hotel, Katsuyama, on Lake Kawaguchi, (Fuji-Hakone National Park, Japan)

    / The Fujiya Hotel, Miyanoshita, Hakone, Japan (Fuji-Hakone National Park, Japan). [Japan, Katsuyama? : The Hotels, c. 1935]. Square octavo, folded to 200 x 110 mm, colour pictorial wrappers, [10] pp, black and white photographic illustrations, colour map; short tear at to edge of lower wrapper, otherwise fine.

  • # 27674

    ROBERTS, Rowland G., R.A.N.

    Age shall not weary them. The story of H.M.A.S. Perth

    By Yeoman of Signals Roberts, R.A.N. Perth : Patersons Printing Press Ltd., [1942]. Octavo, cloth (sunned and flecked), inscription to the endpaper dated 1942, pp. 148; [8], lacks the rear free endpaper, a good copy. The tragic and dramatic story of the sinking of the H.M.A.S. Perth by the Imperial Japanese Navy at the Battle …

  • # 27819

    Chan Chan How, Ang Eng San and Low Puay Hua.

    Sketches of Singapore

    [Cover title : 新加坡速寫 / 陳長豪, 洪永山, 劉培和 = Sketches of Singapore / Chan Chang How, Ang Eng San, Low Puay Hua.]. Text in English and Chinese. Singapore : Educational Publications Bureau, 1976. Oblong small quarto (scuff to lower wrapper), pp. 89, illustrated. Sketches of the people and scenery of Singapore in the 1970s. Scarce.

  • # 27283

    [GUGK] ALIEV, Heydar; ALIEV, Sh. D. et al

    Атлас Азербайджанской CCP. / Atlas Azerbaĭdzhanskoĭ SSR.

    Moskva : GUGK (Glav. upr. geodezii i kartografii pri Sovete Ministrov SSSR), 1979. Oblong quarto (250 x 310 mm), publisher’s pictorial stiff wrappers (light marks and corner wear), pp 40; table of contents, symbols, abbreviations etc. (3-5), full-page colour maps with differing scales (6-40), some with colour illustrations; text in Russian; contents clean and sound. …

  • # 26267

    LETAILLE, Charles (1815 - 1908)

    Le tour du monde, ou Jeu du petit voyageur.

    Dédié aux Enfans studieux. Par Charles Letaille. [Title on box lid]. Paris : Charles Letaille, [circa 1839]. Box of thick card, 212 x 310 x 41 mm, the lid with lithographed title and hand-coloured lithographic onlay ‘Passage d’une rivière dans une foret du Brésil’, and a pressed paper border decorated in gilt; the interior of the …

  • # 27367

    STANFORD, Edward

    London Atlas Map of Asia Minor, the Caucasus and the Black Sea

    London : Edward Stanford, circa 1900. Chromolithograph map, dissected and laid on linen, 515 x 775 mm (sheet), marbled card wrappers, a very good copy. London Atlas Series. Map of Asia Minor including Turkey, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, southern Russia, the Ukraine, Transcaucasia (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan) and northern Persia (Iran).

  • # 27131

    JAPAN TOURIST BUREAU

    How to see Nikko

    Tokyo : Japan Tourist Bureau, April 1936. Octavo (187 x 127 mm), pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 9 pp, illustrated, with map; a fine copy.

  • # 27118

    HAMY, E.-T.

    [MALAY ARCHIPELAGO] Les races malaiques et américaines; leçon d’ouverture du Cours d’anthropologie du Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle (19 mars 1896). 

    Extrait de L’Anthropologie, t. 7, no. 2. Paris : Masson et cie, [1896]. Large octavo (243 x 160 mm), disbound offprint, pp 1-18; a very clean copy. A brief comparative study of the racial characteristics of the indigenous peoples of the Malay archipelago and the Americas.

  • # 26931

    McKENZIE, Frederick Arthur

    From Tokyo to Tiflis. Uncensored letters from the war.

    London : Hurst and Blackett, 1905. Octavo, gilt-illustrated cloth (spine sunned), pp. x; 340, photographic illustrations, folding map. An Englishman’s account of the Russo-Japanese War, written in Tbilisi.

  • # 26932

    MORGAN, W. S.

    The story of Malaya

    Singapore : Malaya Publishing House Limited, 1952. Fifth revised edition. Quarto, illustrated papered boards, pp. 108, maps and illustrations, occasional foxing. A history of Malaya and Singapore.

  • # 25550

    de los Santos, Domingo

    Vocabulario de la lengua Tagala : primera, y segunda parte.

    En la primera, se pone primero el Castellano, y despues el Tagalo. Y en la segunda al contrario, que son las raices simples con sus acentos. Compuesto por nuestro hermano, Fray Domingo de los Santos ex-Definidor de la Santa Provincia de San Gregorio de Religiosos Menores Descalzos de la regular observancia de nuestro Serafico Padre …

  • # 26499

    JOHN LITTLE & Co.

    Fine art views of Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States

    London and Singapore etc. : John Little, circa 1925. Oblong quarto, decorated papered boards (a few stains), text block detached, pp. [24], photographic views with captions. Views of the Singapore, Johore, Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Ipoh, and Penang, with photographs of prominent buildings, scenic views and trade and industry, published by Littles Department Stores, of London …

  • # 26222

    TAN, Joo Beng

    Penang (Prince of Wales Island). The picturesque island of Malaya.

    [George Town, Penang] : [Municipal Commissioners of George Town], [1932]. Oblong quarto, gilt-lettered wrappers (rubbed, loss to spine), pp. [80, 80 black and white photographs of the island in western Malaysia. Includes a map showing the steamship route to Penang. ‘This album was prepared by the Municipal Engineer’s Department, the photographs being taken by Mr. …

  • # 26254

    Anon.

    8 good reasons why you should visit Singapore

    S.l.: s.n., circa 1970. Diecut tourist map of the island, 130 x 195 (irregular), with a list of the good reasons verso (advanced social projects; top line entertainment; modern industrial developments; intriguing transport …). The map indicates tourists arrive at Paya Lebar airport, which served as the nation’s civilian airport from 1955 – 1980.

  • # 26251

    QANTAS

    Fly Qantas to Bangkok

    [Sydney] printed by Macarthur Press for Qantas, circa 1970. DL size brochure, pp. [8], each folded in three to make the brochure, illustrated in colour. Includes a map. Wonderfully kitsch.

  • # 26275

    Anon.

    Lake Biwa. 

    [S.l. : s.n., circa 1930]. Duodecimo brochure, single sheet folded, printed in colour, sketch map and illustrations. Lake Biwa is the largest freshwater lake in Japan, located entirely within Shiga Prefecture (west-central Honshu), northeast of the former capital city of Kyoto.