• # 22705

    CHIANG, Mayling Soong (Madame Chiang Kai-shek); KAI-SHEK, Chiang

    Sian : a coup d’état and A fortnight in Sian : extracts from a diary

    Shanghai : The China Publishing Company, 1937. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (a little worn), bound in the Chinese manner, pp. x; 119, the paper folded as per a Chinese binding, endpapers creased and with early inscriptions, text in English, internally clean. First edition, de luxe printing. ‘This book has been printed on specially prepared Chinese paper …

  • # 23253

    [Garnet H. Carroll and J.C. Williamson Theatres Ltd]

    The Classical Theatre of China : New Zealand. Australia. 1956.

    Melbourne : Australian Pacific Agencies for The Classical Theatre of China, 1956. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, [32] pp (original owner’s pen annotations to centre pages, otherwise clean), b/w photographic illustrations, advertisements for Melbourne businesses; a good copy. The Classical Theatre of China’s visit to Australia and New Zealand in 1956-57 was part of a world tour …

  • # 22957

    FENNER, Rest.

    Chinese Empire

    Engraved map with original hand colouring, 140 x 240 mm, mild toning, else very good. From : Fenner’s pocket atlas of modern & ancient geography. London. Robert Jennings, circa 1828.

  • # 22654


    Traveler’s map of Japan, Chosen (Korea), Taiwan (Formosa). With brief descriptions of the principal tourist points in Japan.

    Tokyo : Japanese Government Railways, 1027. Map printed in colour, 785 x 810 mm (sheet), primary map of Japan and Korea, inset maps of Hokkaido, Tokyo, Osaka, Karafuto, Taiwan and East Asia, extensive text verso, housed in publisher’s lettered cloth folder.

  • # 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, …

  • # 22500

    HENRICY, Casimir (1814 - 1900)

    Album pittoresque d’un voyage autour du monde exécuté par ordre du Gouvernement Francais.

    Paris : Charles Noblet, [1883]. Oblong quarto, red patterned cloth with embossed and gilt pictorial design, spine with gilt lettering (rebacked), all edges gilt, pp 1-8 [text] and 25 leaves with engravings by de Laplante from drawings by Paris; scattered foxing. The circumnavigation by Admiral Paris in the Artémis took place between 1837 and 1840. …

  • # 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 …

  • # 19428

    MORRISON, John Robert (1814-1843)

    A Chinese commercial guide consisting of a collection of details respecting foreign trade in China.

    Canton : Printed at the Albion Press, and sold at the Canton Register Office, No. 4 Danish Hong, 1834. First edition. Octavo, recent gilt-ruled half morocco over marbled papered boards, spine lettered in gilt; marbled edges, pp xii, 116, the last five leaves with folding tables, large folding ‘Table of Logarithms to Accompany Stansbury’s Tonnage …

  • # 22504

    AUBRY-LECOMTE et al.

    Album Chinois

    Paris : Formentin, 1849. Quarto, original papered boards (slightly chipped to spine), title leaf, 19 hand coloured lithograph plates by Formentin, each with an adjacent leaf of text, after Aubry-Lecomte, E. Deveria, C. Choran, J. Vidal, H. Grevedon, and Chenot and three pages of engraved and lithographed music. An album of views in China illustrated …

  • # 16540

    Double sided cheat’s handkerchief

    [China, circa 1850]. Manuscript calligraphy in Chinese characters in black and red ink on silk, 410 x 425mm (irregular); arranged in vertical columns, surrounded by a narrow border; a well preserved example, with minor restoration in places. The so-called “cheat’s handkerchief” was used as an aid by students undertaking civil service examinations under the keju …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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.

  • # 22529

    MORRISON, Robert (1782-1834)

    A view of China, for philological purposes ; containing a sketch of Chinese chronology, geography, government, religion & customs.

    Designed for the use of persons who study the Chinese language. Macao : printed at the Honorable the East India Company’s Press, by P.P. Thoms. Published and sold by Black, Parbury, and Allen, booksellers to the Honorable East India Company, London, 1817. First edition. Quarto, later blind blocked pale blue cloth boards (rebacked), spine lettered …