Asia

  • # 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 …

  • # 24903

    STEWART, Henry Noel

    A Royal Navy midshipman’s personal logbook and journal, kept during service on HMS Repulse, HMS Powerful and other ships deployed on the China Station and in the Indian Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and Mediterranean Sea, 1897-1900.

    A pair of Midshipman’s personal logbooks containing the writings and drawings of Royal Navy Junior Officer Henry Noel Stewart, dated January 1897 to August 1900. The main section relates to the deployment of the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Powerful on the China Station from January 1898 to July 1899. Two volumes, folio (325 x 210 mm), Waterlow …

  • # 26045

    TAN POW TEK

    The Pek Kah Seng.

    Contains 513 Chinese surnames in the Hokien, Cantonese, Teochew, Hakka, Hylam and Mandarin dialects. Also 125 family titles and over 2500 place names in the Chinese Republic with Chinese characters by Tan Pow Tek, Klang, F. M. S. Kuala Lumpur : The Khee Meng Press, 1924. Small quarto, decorated cards, lettered in English and Chinese (upper …

  • # 26335

    BARNETT, P. Neville

    Hiroshige

    Sydney : privately printed at the Beacon Press, 1938. Limited to 200 copies signed and numbered by the author. Small quarto, quarter-vellum over gilt-lettered boards, original card slipcase (short splits at corners), illustrated endpapers, pp 45, [1] colophon, illustrated with 20 chuban woodcut prints after Hiroshige, tipped in (some ghosting from the glue as usual); …

  • # 25843

    PARFITT, Iris G.J.

    Jail-bird jottings : the impressions of a Singapore internee.

    [Cover title]. Also titled : Jailbird Jottings (title page). [Kuala Lumpur, Malaya] : [The Author?], printed by The Economy Printers, [1947]. First (and only) edition. Small square quarto, original stiff pictorial wrappers (a couple of short tears with small section of tape repair to head of the spine; some loss of paper along spine, traces …

  • # 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 …

  • # 26019

    TIVOLI THEATRE (BOMBAY); [SHINE, Harry, 1871-1909]

    [VAUDEVILLE] Tivoli Theatre. Last Five nights! and triumphant success of India’s most popular entertainers. Hudson’s Surprise Party the donators of mirth and music will appear in the following monster programme. To-night! To-night!!! Thursday, March 28th …

    Bombay : Printed at The Times of India Steam Press, [1895]. Broadside, narrow folio (440 x 140 mm), old central horizontal fold, else very good. This late nineteenth-century Indian theatre broadside is a rare survivor. It contains the full programme for Hudson’s Surprise Party’s performance at Bombay’s Tivoli Theatre on 28 March 1895, as well …

  • # 26068

    OCEAN STEAM SHIP COMPANY; ALFRED BOOTH & CO.

    Ocean Steam Ship Company. Direct steam communication, via the Suez Canal, between Liverpool, the Straits Settlements, and China, every two days, without change at Suez, Ceylon, or elsewhere.

    Liverpool, UK : Alfred Holt, [1878]. Foolscap folio sheet (330 x 212 mm), printed on both sides in black and red, recto with lithographed illustration of one of the Company’s ships, list of the Company’s eighteen iron screw steamers with names of captains and tonnage, sailing schedule for Suez, Penang, Singapore, Hong Kong, & Shanghai …

  • # 4836

    KIRCHHOFF, Alfred (1838-1907)

    Japaner

    Kassel : Theodor Fischer (1884). Series title: Rassenbilder zum Gebrauch beim geographischen Unterricht. Lithograph on thick card, 770 x 630 mm, number 5 in a series of 12 different illustrations of racial types issued in large format for school instruction, verso with printed label containing information on Japanese ethnology written by the German geographer Alfred …

  • # 26111

    CHURCH, A. M.

    Picturesque Cuba, Porto Rico, Hawaii and the Philippines : a photographic panorama of our new possessions

    Depicting the natives, their costumes, habitations and occupation; prominent buildings, street scenes, mountain and river scenery, etc. Also life in the American Army and Navy, with portraits of the chief actors in the Spanish-American War. Over three hundred illustrations. Springfield, Ohio, Mast, Crowell & Kirkpatrick, [1899]. Quarto, decorated wrappers (slightly edge chipped and marked), pp. 122, …

  • # 26193

    Anon.

    Colour scenery of Tiger Balm Garden, Singapore

    Singapore : c.n., circa 1975. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, fore edge creased, pp. [24], colour photographic illustrations. Tourist booklet from the island state.

  • # 26191

    TAIWAN VISITORS ASSOCIATION

    Taiwan. Republic of China

    Taipei : Tourism Council, Republic of China, circa 1970. Tourist brochure, narrow octavo, single sheet, printed in colour, folded. Tourist brochure to attract visitors to Taiwan during the period the Cultural Revolution was gripping the People’s Republic of China.

  • # 25297

    PAM, Max (1949 - )

    Max Pam : The sea of love (deluxe edition, with original photograph ‘Kanita, Bangkok, 1973’)

    Paris : Editions Bessard, 2019. Folio, blind embossed red calf, illustrated dustjacket and glassine wrapper, unpaginated, photobook of the artist’s images, printed on high quality matt photographic paper. Edition limited to 1000 copies, with an original signed photograph ‘Chim, Bangkok 1973’ measuring 190 x 125 mm loosely housed within a pocket inside rear pastedown. This …

  • # 25525

    PAM, Max (1949 - )

    Max Pam : The sea of love (deluxe edition with original photograph ‘Papier mache Mercedes, Bangkok, 1976’)

    Paris : Editions Bessard, 2019. Folio, blind embossed red calf, illustrated dustjacket and glassine wrapper, unpaginated, photobook of the artist’s images, printed on high quality matt photographic paper. Edition limited to 1000 copies, with an original signed photograph ‘Chim, Bangkok 1973’ measuring 190 x 125 mm loosely housed within a pocket inside rear pastedown. This …

  • # 25508

    Hashimoto, Tetsu

    萬國興地 [Bankoku Yochi]

    A copperplate Japanese map and gazetteer of the world, designed in the shape of a fan. [Japan : publisher not identified, early to mid-Meiji period (1870-1890s)]. Copperplate engraving, 250 x 510 mm (irregular), very small worm hole not affecting text or image, a fine example, mounted to a backing sheet. A copperplate engraved Japanese guide …

  • # 25257

    WERNER, O. (Oscar)

    Katholischer Missions-Atlas. 

    Neunzehn Karten in Farbendruck mit begleitendem Text. Freiburg im Breisgau: Herder’sche Verlagshandlung, 1884. Large quarto (310 x 235 mm), half gilt-ruled green cloth over printed papered boards, spine with gilt lettering and ornament, pp 18 (introductory text and explanations of each map), followed by full-page chart with family tree of the Catholic dioceses in Australia and …