LOVECHILD, Mrs. (attributed)
Merrill’s Pictorial Gallery. Part III. Concord, N.H. : Rufus Merrill, . Royal octavo, pictorial yellow wrappers (front lightly marked), stitched, title page with original owner’s presentation inscription, 24 pp, illustrated, internally clean and sound, a very good copy. Although predominantly an introduction for young readers to Chinese culture, this scarce pamphlet also includes text about Maori …
Xavier, Francisco de (1506-1552), et al.
dalli Reuerendi padri della Compagnia di Giesv; Dove S’Intende Delli Paesi, delle genti, & costumi loro, & la grande conuersione di molti popoli, che hanno riceuuto il lume della santa sede, & religione Christiana; Tradotti nuouamente dalla lingua Spagnuola nella Italiana. (Parts 2-5 titled: Nuovi Avisi delle Indie [or dell’Indie] di Portogallo … … ). In Venetia …
Anghiera, Pietro Martire d’, 1457-1526; Oviedo y Valdés, Gonzalo Fernández de, 1478-1557; Eden, Richard; Willes, Richard
The history of trauayle in the West and East Indies and other countreys lying eyther way towardes the fruitfull and ryche Moluccaes : as Moscouia, Persia, Arabia, Syria, Aegypte, Ethiopia, Guinea, China in Cathayo, and Giapan : with a discourse of the Northwest passage.
Imprinted at London : By Richarde Iugge, 1577. Small quarto, later crushed red morocco, panels ruled in gilt with ornaments; spine in compartments ruled and lettered in gilt; edges with pale marbling; title page; ff [x], 466, , some misnumbering; two armorial bookplates to front pastedown, including that of art historian and politician Horatio (Horace) Walpole; …
Gonzalez de Mendoza, Juan, 1545-1618; Loyola, Martin Ignacio de, d. 1606; Parke, Robert
The historie of the great and mightie kingdome of China, and the situation thereof : togither with the great riches, huge citties, politike gouernement, and rare inuentions in the same. Translated out of Spanish by R. Parke.
London : Printed by I. Wolfe for Edward White, 1588. First English edition. Quarto, nineteenth century vellum over boards ruled in gilt (small stain to lower board), yapp edges; contrasting morocco title label with gilt lettering to spine; edges stained red; marbled endpapers with the bookplate of Arthur Dalrymple; pp [viii], 410; title page with early …
Veer, Gerrit de (fl. c. 1570-1598)
Vraye description de trois voyages de mer tres admirables, faits en trois ans, a chacun an un, par les navires d’Hollande et Zelande au Nord par derriere Norwege, Moscovie et Tartarie, vers les royaumes de China et Catay.
: ensemble les decouvremens du VVaygat, Nova Sembla, & du pays situé sous la hauteur de 80 degrez : lequel on presume estre Groenlande, où oncques personne n’a esté : plus des ours cruels & ravissans, & autres monstres marins : & la froidure insupportable, d’avantage comment a la dernier fois la navire fut arrestee …
Mendes Pinto, Fernão (d. 1583); Cogan, Henry (translator)
The voyages and adventures of Ferdinand Mendez Pinto, a Portugal, during his travels for the space of one and twenty years in the Kingdoms of Ethiopia, China, Tartaria, Cauchinchina, Calaminham, Siam, Pegu, Japan, and a great part of the East-Indies.
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 shipwrack, was sixteen times sold, and thirteen times made a slave : written originally by himself in the Portugal tongue and dedicated to the …
石川俊之(流宣) [Ishikawa Toshiyuki (Ryūsen)]
Edo (Tokyo), Japan : 須原屋茂兵衛 [Suharaya Mohē],  (Hōei 5). Woodblock print with yellow colours added by hand, 1315 x 595mm, original covers and title slip; complete. An early Japanese map of the world. Japan is displayed in the centre of the map, which is oriented so that east [東] is at the top of the …
Hayes, William (1735-1802)
Portraits of rare and curious birds, with their descriptions from the Menagery of Osterley Park, in the county of Middlesex.
London : printed by W. Bulmer and Co., Shakespeare Printing Office; and published for the author by R. Faulder, 1794 [ – 1799]. Quarto, contemporary full calf (edges worn), spine with contrasting morocco title label (chipped at head and foot, rubbed), bookplate for Frances Hubert Barclay to pastedown, front hinge weak, two volumes in one, …
Huddart, Joseph (1741-1816) (attrib.)
Also for the use of the country ships, trading in the Indian and China seas, to New Holland, &c. &c. Collected from the manuscripts, journals, memoirs, and observations, of the most experienced officers in the Hon. East India Company’s Service; and from the last edition of the French Neptune Oriental, by Mons. D’Après de Mannevillette. Being …
Siebold, Henry (Heinrich) von (1852-1906)
/ by Henry von Siebold, with 12 Photographic Plates. Yokohama : Typography of C. Lévy, 1879. Quarto (245 x 360 mm), original printed papered boards with red cloth spine; title page (browned and with offsetting), iii (Preface), 22,  (Contents and Errata) pp, followed by 12 leaves of pale green card stock each with a large …
Bigot, Georges Ferdinand (1860-1927)
[Yokohama, 1884]. Quarto (290 x 215 mm), original plain limp covers with Japanese hand-stitched binding, additional title leaf with hand coloured etching and variant title Album : Ma-Ta. Croquis par G. Bigot, with a further 21 etched plates (including the main title) on papier japon, depicting Japanese people, aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and scenes from …
Kyōto-shi : Unsōdō, Shōwa 5 . First and only edition. Publisher’s portfolio of green papered boards with cloth spine (rubbed), with title and pictorial inlay, 395 x 280 mm, colophon tipped-in to verso of lower board. Preface sheet, foxed as usual, printed red rule to text. 32 colour plates (measuring 385 x 265 mm), numbered in …
Hazelwood, Art; Rotzcher, Klaus-Ulrich
[San Francisco : Art Hazelwood], 2011. Handmade artist’s book in the form of a foldout diorama. Screenprinted boards with cloth joints which open and assemble to create a theatrical stage 320 mm high, 250 mm deep, 710 mm wide, the floor of the stage lined with grooves into which can be inserted one or more …
Hera, Pedro de la
Noticia que da el Padre Pedro de la Hera, Provincial de la Provincia de Philipinas, à los Padres, y Hermanos de la Compañia de Jesus,
de la Vida, Virtudes, y Missiones del Padre Antonio Xavier Mir, de la misma Compañia, y Provincia. [Palma de Mallorca] : Vendense en Casa de la Viuda Guasp, junto la Casa de la Ciudad, [probably between 1728 and 1730]. Small quarto, recent crushed morocco ornately gilt; pp 40; title set within decorative border, page 2 …
Camacho y Avila, Diego, Archbishop of Manila, 1652-1712
Arzobispo de Manila, defendiô su jurisdicion, y dignidad de los procedimientos de el Delegado de su Santidad en causas de appelacion el Obispo de Nueva-Cazeres, Don Fray Andres Gonzales … A Su Magestad en Su Real, y Supremo Consejo de las Indias. [Manila] : s.n., 1698. Folio, modern full red morocco, boards and spine decorated in gilt, …
Diaz, Domingo [Sacred Congregation of the Propaganda Fide]
Die 23 Novembris 1688 fuit Congregatio particularis super rebus Sinnarum, in qua interfuerunt Eminentissimi ac Reverendissimi D. D. Cardinales Otthobonus, Azzolinus, de Alteriis, Columna, Casanate, et de Nortfolch, et propositis, ac examinatis motivis deductis per P. Albarum de Venavente … …
Manila : August 25, 1690. Single folio leaf, 312 x 215 mm, printed recto and verso, on rice paper; cross at head of text; short tear at bottom margin, a couple of small repairs, else fine. An apparently unrecorded Manila imprint which officially announces and authenticates two decrees of the Propaganda Fide issued in response to …