• # 18467

    BRY, Johann Theodor de; Johann ISRAEL (illustrator)

    Indiae orientalis (Small Voyages), Parts IV-XI.

    The first Latin editions of Parts IV-XI (eight parts in two volumes) of one of the most important collections of voyages published in the Age of Discovery, primarily devoted to the exploration of the East Indies and containing 140 engraved plates and maps illustrating voyages to the Spice Islands, India, Africa and North America. The …

  • # 21619


    To China & Japan … Australia & New Zealand. Via San Francisco.

    [Drop title]. Liverpool, U.K. : Rudolph Falck, General European Agent, [c.1900]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers (light vertical fold, some mild toning), staple bound, pp 24 (including wrappers), photographic illustrations, deck and cabin plans, tables of fares etc.; a good, clean copy. Very scarce pre-Panama Canal brochure compiled by travel agent Rudolph Falck for prospective passengers from …

  • # 21618


    1896 / 1897. Joint Schedule showing sailing of steamers of the Occidental & Oriental Steamship Co. and the Pacific Mail Steamship Co. between San Francisco and Yokohoma and Hongkong.

    (Including calls at Honolulu, Nagasaki, Hiogo (Kobe) and Shanghai). At head of sheet: United States, Japan and China. San Francisco : Occidental & Oriental S.S. Co., 421 Market Street, September 26, 1896. Lithographed broadsheet, 400 x 230 mm, printed recto only; original folds, in fine condition.  

  • # 21318


    Photographs of British colonials and local Malays on Bukit Hitam rubber plantation, Selangor, Malaysia, circa 1910.

    Group of 21 gelatin silver photographs, most in format 80 x 100 mm (some 135 x 85 mm), mounted recto and verso of 3 album leaves removed from a disbound album; the album owner’s handwritren captions to pages, identifying a number of the people in the photographs (we know the compiler of the album was …

  • # 21268

    BONAR, Andrew R. (editor)

    Incidents of missionary enterprise : illustrative of the progress of Christianity in heathen countries, and of the researches, sufferings and adventures of missionaries.

    Edinburgh and London : Thomas Nelson, 1845. Third edition. Small octavo, original blind blocked morocco gilt (corners and edges of boards a little worn),  all edges gilt, front free-endpaper with gift inscription dated 1848, front pastedown and endpaper with bookplates of later owners, first blank with recent ownership inscription, extra illustrated title page with lithographed …

  • # 21882

    THOMAS, Lowell

    Beyond the Khyber Pass.

    Illustrated with many original photographs taken by Harry A. Chase, F. R. G. S. and the author. New York and London : The Century Co., 1925. Octavo, illustrated papered boards in illustrated dustjacket (small chips to head of spine, else fine), pp. 255, contemporary inscription to front blank. Travel in Afghanistan.

  • # 21881


    Everest : the unfinished adventure

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

  • # 21879

    STEIN, M. Aurel (1862-1943)

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

    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 substantial …

  • # 21159

    [WOODARD, David]

    Extraordinary hardships and adventures of Captain David Woodard.

    And five companions, who lost their vessel, the resistance, and afterwards their boat at sea, including their escape from the Malays, after captivity of near three years, and the horrid murder of Archibald Millar, one of the above party. London : Printed for Thomas Tegg, [1808]. Octavo, later plain wrappers, LACKING the aquatint frontispiece, pp. 28, …

  • # 14455

    Yamanaka Zensaburo

    [WORLD MAP] Bankokushnghizu

    Japan : (Meiji 14) [1881]. Handcoloured copperplate print, 990 x 700 mm, folding to 130 x 180 mm, some silverfishing and creases with some splitting, both repaired with Japanese tissue. A map of the world on Mercator’s projection by Japanese cartographer Yamanaka Zensaburo. Obviously derived from European sources, it shows the voyages of famous explorers …

  • # 20884

    Le petit Lapeyrouse

    Paris : Chez Marcilly libraire, [c.1835]. Oblong duodecimo (112 x 132 mm), original printed papered boards, pp [2], viii, 136, [6] leaves of hand coloured engraved plates; occasional mild foxing, a very good copy. A beautifully illustrated work for children containing brief descriptions of various aspects of the history and culture of many places around the …

  • # 15201

    Ramusio, Giovanni Battista

    Primo volume et quarta edizione. Delle Navigationi et viaggi raccolto da m. Gio. Batt. Ramusio et con molti vaghi

    discorsi da lui in molti luoghi dichiarato et illustrato … … Venetia : nella Stamperia de’ Giunti, 1588. [TOGETHER WITH] Secondo volume Delle Navigationi et viaggi raccolto da m. Gio. Batt. Ramusio … Venetia : Appresso i Giunti, 1583. [TOGETHER WITH] Terzo volume Delle Navigationi et viaggi raccolto da m. Gio. Batt. Ramusio … Venetia : nella Stamperia de’ Giunti, …

  • # 15169

    Sánchez, Alonso, SJ, 1547-1593

    [MANUSCRIPT] Razonamiento que el P[adr]e Alonso Sanchez … hizo en vna Real Junta sobre el derecho con q[ue] su M[agestad] esta y proçede en las Philipinas.

    [TOGETHER WITH] Summario de las respuestas de el Pre’ Alonso Sanchez … … [AND] La inteligençia y estima que se debe tener de la obra de las yndias … … [18th century copy of a work originally written c. 1588]. Fols 32-43 and fols 44-54 from a larger work, manuscript in ink in a fine secretarial hand; bound in …

  • # 13525

    Alonso Sánchez, SJ

    [MANUSCRIPT] Relatione delle Filippine ; e di quello che trattorono, e riportorono in Corte di Spagna,

    e di Roma per mezzo del P. Alonso Sanchez Gesuita mandato dalla Republica di quell’ Isole. [Rome?, 1606]. Folio, marbled paper boards, gilt decorated morocco title label to front; front pastedown with ex libris of H.P. Kraus; ff 32, manuscript; clean and legible throughout. An account in Italian of the activities of the Spanish Jesuit missionary …

  • # 15168


    [MANUSCRIPT] Relatione della nuovo, e più remota Christianita dell’ Indie Occidentali delle Philippine, …

    s.l., [17th century]. Folio, ff 16, manuscript in ink in a secretarial hand; in Italian; bound in modern marbled papered boards, leather title label lettered in gilt; ex libris of H.P. Kraus to pastedown. Contains four early reports, apparently written by a Jesuit (the last page concludes with Laus Deo). The first (fols 38–41r) is an …

  • # 15173


    [MANUSCRIPT] Relacion sobre el trato de Filipinas.

    [Manila], s.n., [c.1615]. Folio, ff [4], manuscript in ink in a secretarial hand on laid paper; foliation 32-35; recto of fourth leaf blank, verso with contemporary annotation ‘sobre el trato de filipinas’; originally folded for despatch; accompanied by a previous bookseller’s extensive scholarly notes; housed in a cloth portfolio, with a half calf protective case, spine lettered …