CLIFFORD, Robert (c.1842-1905); HOY, Choie (Charles) Sew (c.1838-1901)
Portrait of Chinese community leader, merchant and gold-dredger Choie Sew Hoy and an unidentified European woman, Dunedin, New Zealand, 1870-73.
Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 104 x 64 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘R. Clifford, Artist, Fleet Street, Dunedin’; the albumen print is in very good condition with a couple of light surface marks; the faces of both sitters have subtle pink tinting, and the lady’s hair ribbon is tinted light …
BROUGHTON, William Robert (1762 - 1821)
Voyage de Découvertes dans la partie septentrionale de L´Ocean Pacifique, fait par le capitaine W. R. Broughton, commandant la corvette de S. M. La Providence et sa conserve, pendant les années 1795, 1796, 1797 et 1798;
dans lequel il a parcouru et visité la côte d’Asie, depuis le 35e degré nord, jusqu’au 52e; l’île d’Insu, ordinairement appelée Jesso; les côtes nord, est et sud du Japon; les îles de Likeujo et autres îles voisines, ainsi que la côte de Corée. Tr. par odre de S.E. le ministre de la marine et …
WILKINSON, E. S.
Shanghai : North-China Daily News & Herald Ltd., 1929. Octavo, gilt-lettered illustrated cloth (fine copy), bookplate to pastedown, pp. xxi; 243, colour plates, a fine copy. An attractive book on Chinese avian life.
WALCH, Johannes (1757-1824)
nebst allen neuen Entdeckungen, Säkularisationen, und Entschädigungen. Augsburg : im Verlag bei Johannes Walch, 1812. Small oblong quarto, original cloth backed papered boards (heavily rubbed, corners worn), hand coloured copper engraved title leaf with original owner’s signature, followed by  engraved maps, all with some degree of contemporary hand colouring; manuscript foliation and a few …
FITCH, R. F.
Shanghai : Kelly & Walsh, 1929. Third edition, enlarged and revised. Duodecimo, illustrated boards (small water stain), cloth spine, pp. vii; ; 94; ; twelve illustrations printed in green, six large folding maps, a very good copy, loosely enclosed, a leaflet ‘A proposed weekend trip by train to picturesque Hangchow’ from the Lakeview Hotel, Hangchow
Prepared under the auspices of the Council of International Affairs, Nanking. Shanghai : Kelly & Walsh, 1937. Octavo, paper wrappers with pasted on title (rubbed to spine), pp. [vi]; 112, internally clean. Concerns the Japanese invasion of Manchuria.
BRUEYRE, Benjamin (1810-1880), et al.
Dictionarium Latino-Nankinense. / Dialogi Nankinensi lingua. / Dictionarium Latino Nankinense. Juxta materiarum ordinem dispositum.
An extremely rare Nanjing Mandarin-Latin dictionary, accompanied by its two scarcely-recorded supplementary works (a chrestomathy and a glossary in the same languages). All three works were compiled and printed by the Jesuit missionary Benjamin Brueyre and his Chinese assistants in the small seminary at Wamdam, near Shanghai. I. Dictionarium Latino-Nankinense. Wam-dom A. M. D. G. 1846, scribebant Semin. Nank. Alumni. …
PRÉMARE, Joseph Henri-Marie de (1666-1736); JULIEN, Stanilas Aignan (1797-1873)
Premari Notitia Linguae sinicae. Ex Apographo, Ipsius Premari manu emendato, quod In Bibliotheca Regia Parisiensi servatuo, Accurate descripsit Stanislaus Julien.
[circa 1825]. Folio, modern full vellum binding by Aquarius, pp 466, [3 blank], title page with wet stamped monogram of sinologist Marquis d’Hervey de Saint-Denys (1822-1892), his manuscript collection label preserved on rear endpaper; manuscript in ink entirely in the hand of Stanislas Julien; in Latin and Chinese, the Chinese characters written from left to …
[Canton : Ch’uan Chi (?), circa 1870]. Woodblock map of the city of Canton, 300 x 450 mm (opened), hand painted bamboo covers; a few paper reinforcements, otherwise fine condition. A remarkable survivor that creates the illusion of having the city of Canton in the palm of the hand. From the eighteenth century onwards, Cantonese artisans …
SOONG Mei-Ling (Madame Chiang Kai-shek) (1897-2003)
In 1943 China’s First Lady, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, conducted a speaking tour of the United States to lobby support for the Chinese Nationalists’ war effort against the invading Imperial Japanese Army. This archive, compiled by her secretary, V.K. Kwong, provides a comprehensive record of Madame Chiang’s private and public engagements during this tour, including the …
THOM, Robert (1807-1846) (translator)
Wang Keaou Lwan pih neen chang han, or The lasting resentment of Miss Keaou Lwan Wang, a Chinese tale; founded on fact. Translated from the original by Sloth.
Canton : printed at the Canton Press Office, 1839. Small quarto, contemporary full calf binding of the Middle Temple Library, boards ruled in gilt (rubbed, corners worn), spine in compartments with gilt ornament and lettering (dulled), marbled endpapers, original printed green wrappers bound in, the upper wrapper with 2 pasted slips, ‘Translated from the original …
SKERTCHLY, Sydney B. J. (Barber Josiah) (1850-1926)
Hongkong : Kelly & Walsh, Limited, 1893. First (and only) edition. Small octavo, original blind blocked brown cloth boards, pp ii, 56, xxxii (Rhopalocera hongkongensis : a preliminary list of the butterflies of Hongkong / with notes by S.B.J. Skertchly and J.J. Walker); endpapers and fore-edges with spotting, but a fine copy. Scarce monograph on …
[BRIDGMAN, E.C. (Elijah Coleman) (1801-1861)]
Description of the city of Canton: with an appendix, containing an account of the population of the Chinese empire, Chinese weights and measures, and the imports and exports of Canton.
Canton : s.n., 1839. Second edition (stated). Octavo, later half calf over marbled papered boards, spine in compartments with gilt lettering and ornament; pp [ii], vi, 188; short gutter tears to pp 20-21 (loss of a few letters), otherwise very clean throughout; loosely enclosed is a large folding lithographed plan (sheet size 310 x 310 …
ELLIOT, Charles (1801-1875)
The officer deputed by the Commissioner, and the Keun Min Foo, having caused certain notices to be publicly placarded at Macao, inciting British merchants, commanders, and Seamen to disregard the lawful injunctions of the Undersigned, he has this day transmitted to those Authorities the accompanying declaration. A copy of the same will be submitted to …
MORRISON, John Robert (1814-1843)
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 …
VARO, Francisco, 1627-1687
[Late eighteenth or early nineteenth century]. Phillipps MS. 25708. Large quarto, Middle Hill boards, pp [4 blank], [1-6], [1-96], manuscript in ink (Spanish and transliterated Chinese) and pencil (Chinese characters); offsetting to first blank and final page of manuscript, but clean and sound throughout; housed in a calf-backed clam shell box with gilt lettering and …