• # 22414

    "SIN TAUKA" (pseud.); JARRETT, F.C. (editor)

    [PIRACY] Jottings from the log of a New South Welshman, or, Six years in the opium trade : being a captain’s yarn of several voyages in the above trade and the consequent encounters with pirates.

    Sydney : Gibbs, Shallard, & Co., printers, 1867. Octavo, original printed green wrappers (heavily chipped and stained, lower wrapper detached), frontispiece engraving ‘Engagement with pirates off Hoetow Bay [Taiwan] April 1862’, pp 26; occasional foxing, else contents clean. Important first-hand narrative by an Australian trader who commanded a number of vessels used in the China …

  • # 22555

    Prévost, Antoine François (Abbé) (1697-1763)

    Histoire générale des voyages,

    ou, Nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre, qui ont été publiées jusqu’à présent dans les différentes langues de toutes les nations connues … … Paris : Didot, 1746 – 1789. Twenty volumes, quarto (290 x 230 mm), uniformly bound in period full French speckled calf, ruled in gilt, …

  • # 22641

    Hamonika Gakufu [ハーモニカ楽譜]

    Tokyo : Shochiku Kinema: Bikuta, etc., Showa 3-6 [1928-31]. Two Japanese music scores for the harmonica, offset-printed covers stunningly designed in an early Showa style by notable illustrators, pamphlets measuring 26.3x19cm, each pp. 4  (including wrappers), light edgewear and soiling, overall very good. . A nice pair with covers representative of art deco design popular in Japan during the …

  • # 22522

    Publications of the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church and other helps to the study of missions.

    Philadelphia : the Society, 1913. Narrow octavo, illustrated wrappers (with a photographs of a Chinese mother and her children), pp. 24. Catalogue of missionary publications on Africa, China, Japan, Lorea, the Philippines, Siam, Mexico, Syria, Muslim Lands, maps etc.

  • # 13331

    ACOSTA, Emanuel (1541-1604), et al.

    Iesus. Cartas que los padres y hermanos de la Compañia de Iesus, que andan en los reynos de Iapon escriuieron a los de la misma Compañia,

    desde el año de mil y quinientos y quare[n]ta y nueue, hasta el de mil y quinientos y setenta y uno : en las quales se da noticia de las varias costumbres y idolatrias de aquella gentilidad : y se cuenta el principio y successo y bondad de los Christianos de aquellas partes. En Alcala …

  • # 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 …

  • # 20016

    WALLIS, John (Senior)

    Wallis’s new dissected map of Asia.

    Engraved from the latest authorities for the use of young students in geography. London (42 Skinner Street) : John Wallis, circa 1813. Engraved map of Asia and Australia, trimmed as issued without title or imprint, original hand colouring, pasted on wood and dissected into pieces (two of which are in facsimile, the Caspian Sea and central …

  • # 21872

    FERRARIO, Giulio (1767-1847)

    Il costume antico e moderno o storia del governo, della milizia, della religione, delle arti, scienze ed usanze di tutti i popoli antichi e moderni.

    Milano : dalla Tipografia dell’Editore, 1818. First Italian language edition. Asia, part IV (including Oceania). One of 300 numbered copies, this being from set no. 60, dedicated to Don Giulio Ottolino. Large quarto, original half red calf over patterned cloth, spine with raised bands with gilt lettering and ornament; original endpapers, pp 610, [1], with …

  • # 21871

    NOBUKAZU, Yosai (1872 - 1944)

    [SYDNEY]. Godaishu Kanyu Sugoroku [Boardgame of a World Trip]

    Tokyo : Tsunashima Kamekichi, Meiji 23 (1890). Woodblock printed in colour, 712 x 698 mm, lined with Japanese tissue, old folds as issued, a clean and bright example. A board game of a voyage around the world, starting in Yokohama and with illustrated vignette scenes of the destinations visited, including Vanvouver, San Francisco, Niagara Falls, New …

  • # 22342

    AĞANIN, Hasan (publisher)

    صغير جغرافي اطلاسى [Small Geographical Atlas] 

    Constantinople : Hasan Ağanın [circa 1890]. Octavo, printed mauve papered boards with image of a globe (edges chipped), cloth spine, salmon endpapers (gutters split, early Armenian owner’s inscription dated 1892); unpaginated, 14 double page lithographed maps with hand colouring; a very good example. A rare Ottoman atlas of the world published in Constantinople by the …

  • # 22630

    WILKINSON, M., Rev.

    Missionary fragments. (Second Series). Reverend M. Wilkinson, Missionary to North India.

    [Drop title]. Ipswich : Printed by R. Root, Cornhill, [c.1840]. Duodecimo pamphlet, unbound, original stitching, title leaf, pp 33-64; mild scattered foxing, a very good copy. An unrecorded pamphlet containing a missionary’s essay which contrasts Hindu religious practices with those of Christianity. The study refers to the teachings of the Rigveda, and comments on the …

  • # 22621


    Japan-British Exhibition, London, 1910 : a group of twenty-nine postcards.

    Twenty-seven chromolithographic postcards published by Valentine & Co., Dundee, London and New York, format 88 x 138 mm, all with printed captions and imprinted verso ‘Japan British Exhibition Official Post Card’; [TOGETHER WITH] two sepia tone photographic postcards of the Exhibition published by E. A. Schwerdtfeger, London; all twenty-nine postcards are unused and in fine …

  • # 22702


    Varia Orientalia. An interesting choice of books on the Far East.

    Shanghai : Western Arts Gallery (H. E. Heinemann), 1948. Catalogue No. 4. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 32, catalogue of 441 works. Prices in U.S. dollars. ‘For foreign circulation only’. Scarce German bookseller’s catalogue based in Shanghai of works on Asia.

  • # 22355


    An illustrated Chinese medical manuscript in a Japanese binding of the late Edo period.

    [First half of the 19th century]. Manuscript in a Japanese kari toji (temporary) binding with plain wrappers, 260 x 185 mm, [40] leaves, with 70 full page hand painted illustrations depicting both Chinese and westerners suffering from a wide range of medical conditions, including smallpox, carcinomas and tumors, gangrene, renal disease, and haemoptysis, with accompanying …

  • # 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, …

  • # 20215

    DE BALINGHEM, Antonius (1571-1630); BELLERE, Balthazar (1564-1639), printer

    Histoire de l’estat de la chrestienté au Iapon, et du glorieux martyre de plusieurs chrestiens en la grande persecution de l’an 1612, 1613, & 1614.

    Le tout tiré des lettres enuoyées à Rome par les Peres de la Compagnie de Iesus au Iapon, & tourné d’Italien en François par vn Pere de la mesme compagnie. A Dovay [i.e. Douai] : De l’Imprimerie de Baltazar Bellere, au Compas d’or, L’an 1618. Duodecimo, contemporary stiff vellum (stained), spine with early manuscript title Histoire du Japon, …