• # 25901

    ARNOLD, J.

    Picturesque Hong Kong : a handbook for travellers

    [Cover sub-title : An illustrated guide book for travellers]. Illustrated with original and copyrighted photographs by J. Arnold. Hong Kong : s.n., 1911 (printed by Tillotson & Son, Ltd., Bolton & London, England). Octavo, decorated cloth over pictorial papered boards (slightly silverfished), pp. 159; illustrated with numerous photographs, 50 pages of illustrated advertisements at rear. …

  • # 25216

    POWELL, Edward J.

    The north east provinces of China, including the coast from Chusan to the Gulf of Liau-Tong.

    Compiled from Du Halde’s Maps of 1738, McCartney, Barrow, Parish and Staunton 1793-7, Klaproth & Biot 1842, the Admiralty Surveys by Captns. Bethune, Kellett & Collinson 1842, Capn. Vansittart 1855, Comr. Ward & Lieut. Bullock 1858, Monsr. Ploix’ survey of the Tien-Tsin River 1858. Part of the coast of Pe-Chilli from a survey by Major …

  • # 26134

    HAZELL, Denis H. (1897 - 1930)

    Picturesque Hongkong

    Hongkong : Ye Olde Printerie, circa 1925. Oblong folio, string bound lettered card wrappers with pasted on photograph of Hong Kong (upper left corner with paper restoration), title page with pasted on photograph (stained) pp. [vi – foreword]; 26 photographs tipped-on to 24 sheets (the final photographed chipped to one corner, the others fine) with …

  • # 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 …

  • # 26220

    [PIGDON, John, 1832-1903, Mayor of Melbourne]

    Invitation to a Fancy Dress Ball at the Town Hall, Melbourne, on 19 September 1878, from the Mayor of Melbourne to Mrs Kong Meng, wife of the leader of Melbourne’s Chinese community.

    Melbourne : [s.n.], 1878. Lithographed card, 112 x 160 mm, printed recto only: ‘The Mayor of Melbourne and Mrs Pigdon request the pleasure of Mrs Kong Meng’s Company [in ms.] on Thursday 19th Septr. 1878 at 9 o’Clock at a Fancy Dress Ball at the Town Hall …’; light handling marks at top edge, else fine; …

  • # 26068


    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 …

  • # 22250

    Maker unknown.

    A fine English Chinoiserie mahogany music stand, circa 1750.

    Solid mahogany music stand measuring 82 cm tall; tilted top with support arm, on a turned stand in the Chinoiserie manner resembling a stem of bamboo, raised on three cabriole legs ending in pad feet; a fine example. The use of a Chinese aesthetic in Western decorative arts emerged in the late seventeenth century and …

  • # 26191


    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.

  • # 25491

    Monash Gallery of Art

    China : grain to pixel. Zhongguo: ke li dao xiang su

    Melbourne : Monash Gallery of Art in collaboration with the Shanghai Center of Photography, 2016. Second edition. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 173, illustrated. Text in English and Chinese. As new copy. ‘MGA is the exclusive Australian venue for this major exhibition of Chinese photography. Developed by the Shanghai Centre of Photography (SCôP), the exhibition offers …

  • # 25510

    LETI Bruno

    Chinese poems. Poems from the Tang dynasty

    Photographs & drawings by Bruno Leti. Melbourne : Bruno Leti, circa 2005. Second edition. Octavo, bound in papered boards with red lettering by Wolfgang Schoefer, red cloth slipcase, pp. [48], photographs, drawings and text by Leti. Limited to 12 copies, numbered and signed by the artist. Classical Chinese poems, hand scripted by Leti, with his accompanying …

  • # 25724


    20 Years – Two generations of artists at Red Gate, July – August, 2011

    Beijing : Red Gate Gallery, 2011. Quarto, folding clamshell box containing title card and 28 colour cards with images of contemporary Chinese artworks.

  • # 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 …

  • # 25217


    [CHINA; TELECOMMUNICATIONS] Via CGRA world wide wireless : direct, fast, accurate, efficient

    At head of title: Chinese Government Radio Administration. Shanghai : CGRA, 1935. Duodecimo (148 x 100 mm), pale green textured paper wrappers with design and lettering in gold, stapled, with six blank folded radiogram sheets, at least one having been used and removed, with fold-out sheet listing fees to various cities around the world. The …

  • # 18847

    Maker unknown.

    A pair of Chinese export camphorwood and leather trunks with brass mountings circa 1850

    The large trunk measuring 104 x 52 x 49 cm, working lock and key, with stencilled writing ‘… Melbourne, berth 57, 58. Not wanted on voyage’ (the name of the ship and port of origin have been erased); the smaller trunk measuring 63.5 x 31.5 x 26 cm, with the brass name plaque of ‘Mr. …

  • # 16414

    SYLE, Jane Margaret Winter (née DAVIS, 1821-1859)

    [CHINA; MISSIONS] Two manuscript letters of Jane Syle, wife of American Episcopal missionary in China Rev. Dr. Edward W. Syle, written from Shanghai to her young son Henry Winter Syle in Baltimore, 1852.

    Letter I. Jane Margaret Winter Syle to her son Henry Winter Syle [in Baltimore]. Shanghai, 10 March 1852. Manuscript in brown ink on blue writing paper, bifolium (135 x 108 mm), [4] pages; complete (but lacking envelope); original folds, light foxing. Letter II. Jane Margaret Winter Syle to her son Henry Winter Syle [in Baltimore]. …

  • # 25213

    STONE, Albert and REED, J. Hammond (editors)

    Historic Lushan : the Kuling Mountains

    Hankow : Arthington Press, Religious Tract Society, 1921. Octavo, gilt-lettered moiré cloth, previous owner’s name to endpaper, pp. [vi]; map; ii; 106, numerous photographic plates with tissue guards, large folding map (old tape repair), a very good copy. “Mount Lu or Lushan (simplified Chinese: 庐山; traditional Chinese: 廬山; pinyin: Lúshān, Gan: Lu-san), also known as …