China

  • # 35336

    RONJAT, Étienne Antoine Eugène, 1822-1912 (artist)

    Reception of the foreign ministers by the Chinese Emperor, June 29 1873.

    This Emperor, Toong Chir, died last winter of smallpox at the age of twenty. [Title from the inscription verso]. [U.S.A.? France? : s.n., probably 1875]. Albumen print photograph of a drawing by French artist Etienne Ronjat (after a Chinese painting), carte de visite format, 61 x 102 mm; verso with contemporary inscription in ink; both the print …

  • # 34520

    ARAGO, Jacques (1790-1855)

    [GASTRONOMY; CANNIBALISM] Comme on dine partout

    Paris : la Librairie Curieuse de Bohaire, [1842]. First edition. Duodecimo (155 x 100 mm), contemporary navy papered boards, spine with contrasting title piece lettered in gilt; endpapers with offsetting; (4), (I)-VIII, 9-202 pp; some leaves with a pale water stain at top corner, otherwise internally very clean; a good, sound copy. A gastronomical world …

  • # 34815

    FIGUEREDO [FIGUEIREDO], Pedro Feliciano de Oliveira

    Versos.

    Offerecidos ao illustrissimo Senhor Manoel Pereira do Conselho de sua Majestade Fidelissima Fidalgo Cavalleiro, Comendador nas Ordens de Christo, e de Nossa Senhora da Conceição de Villa – Viçoza. Macao : V. J. de S. Almeida [Padre Victorino José de Sousa Almeida], 1841. Duodecimo, contemporary quarter-morocco over marbled papered boards, spine lettered in gilt, bookplate …

  • # 35418

    ALMQVIST, Kurt

    The Sampans from Canton. F H af Chapman’s Chinese Gouaches

    London : Thames and Hudson Ltd., 2019. Oblong folio, illustrated boards, pp. 268, illustrated. New copy. The Sampans from Canton is a collection of ninety-nine Chinese gouaches from the second half of the eighteenth century that depict in minute detail an entire community afloat on the water, with the various sampan vessels used for everything …

  • # 15408

    DAVIS, John Francis (1795-1890) and MORRISON, Robert (1782-1834)

    San-Yu-Low: or the Three Dedicated Rooms. A tale, translated from the Chinese. [bound following] Translations from the Original Chinese, with notes.

    Canton [but Macau], China : Printed by order of the Select Committee; at the Honourable East India Company’s Press, by P. P. Thoms, 1815. Two volumes in one, octavo; stitched together, contemporary plain yellow rear wrapper (upper wrapper lacking); [Translations:] pp [2],42 [numbered without pages 9-10, as issued]; [San-Yu-Low:] pp [2], 56; signature B in the second …

  • # 18176

    [TAKAMATSU, M.]

    Japanese merchant’s catalogue of Chinese export furniture, with original mounted photographs.

    [Japan] : M. Takamatsu, [c.1910]. Quarto, 250 x 190 mm, bound in Japanese folding accordion style, in the original wooden boards (textile coverings perished), wet stamp of the merchant ‘M. Takamatsu’ to front and rear pastedowns, comprising [38] leaves of thick card with 152 sepia printing-out paper photographs of Chinese export furniture, probably destined for …

  • # 17345

    MEADOWS, Thomas Taylor (1815-1868)

    Translations from the Manchu, with the original texts, prefaced by an Essay on the Language.

    Canton : S. Wells Williams, 1849. Octavo, contemporary wrappers pasted over the original printed wrappers, spine with early manuscript title ‘Manchu Language’, sewn as issued, the Sir Thomas Phillipps copy inscribed “MHC” and with shelf-mark in ink on inside of upper cover, 1 leaf with the title in Manchu and Chinese, printed on yellow paper, facing the English title, …

  • # 33990

    JACKSON, Gladys (1881 - ?)

    Under the banyan (signed presentation copy)

    Hong Kong : privately printed, 1925. Octavo, lettered flushcut cloth wrappers (lightly stained and edge worn), presentation inscription to the front free endpaper ‘With love and best wishes, Gladys Jackson. Hong Kong, Feb. 1929’. pp. [iv]; iv; [ii]; 114, light foxing to preliminaries else very good. Includes a number of poems relating to the Great …

  • # 35025

    TAIPEI HANDICRAFT CENTER

    Souvenirs of Taiwan

    Taipei : Taipei Handicraft Center, circa 1975. Tourist brochure, single sheet 46 x 29 cms, folded, images of local handicrafts, small map of Taipei.

  • # 34776

    MURRAY, Hugh

    The travels of Marco Polo.

    Greatly amended and enlarged from valuable early manuscripts recently published by the French society of geography and in Italy by Count Baldelli Boni. With copious notes, illustrating the routes and observations of the author, and comparing them with those of more recent travellers. By Hugh Murray, F.R.S.E. Edinburgh : Oliver & Boyd, 1844. Second edition. …

  • # 34949

    NOSSAL, Audrey

    Four treasures

    Hong Kong : Hong Kong Y.W.C.A., 1971. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (lightly marked), pp. 100, illustrated. A guide to Chinese painting written by a Western expatriate.

  • # 34707

    KANGXI, Emperor of China (1654-1722); BALLER, F. W. (translator)

    The Sacred Edict. With a translation of the colloquial rendering

    Shanghai : American Presbyterian Mission Press, 1907. Second edition, revised. Octavo, half calf over pebbled cloth (scuffed), contrasting Morocco title labels lettered in gilt, marbled edges, pp. viii; 216, internally clean, a very good copy. The Sacred edict (Shengyu) is a series of maxims for proper conduct issued by the Kangxi emperor in 1670. This …

  • # 34143

    DYSART, Dinah et al.

    Guan Wei

    Melbourne : Craftsman House, 2006. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 143, illustrated. ‘This richly illustrated publication brings fresh insight to Guan Wei’s art, and the myriad viewer and critical responses that his art invites, shedding light on his distinctive visual language, which draws on his noble Manchu ancestry, and his strong desire to connect with …

  • # 33819

    JACKSON, Gladys (1881 - ?)

    Under the banyan (signed presentation copy)

    Hong Kong : privately printed, 1925. Octavo, lettered flushcut cloth wrappers (lightly stained and edge worn), presentation inscription to the front free endpaper ‘To Blanch and George, with best Xmas wishes from Gladys. 166, The Peak, Hong Kong. Dec. 1926.’ pp. [iv]; iv; [ii]; 114, light foxing to preliminaries else very good. Includes a number …

  • # 33504

    DUHAUT-CILLY, Auguste Bernard (1790-1849)

    [HAWAII; CALIFORNIA] Viaggio intorno al globo principalmente alla California ed alle isole Sandwich negli anni 1826, 1827, 1828 e 1829

    di A. Duhaut-Cilly con l’aggiunta delle osservazioni degli abitanti di quei paesi di Paolo Emilio Botta ; traduzione dal francese nell’ italiano di Carlo Botta. Torino : Stabilimento Tipografico Fontana, 1841. First Italian edition. (Note: although the imprint on the bindings is dated 1843, the title pages of both volumes have the date 1841). Two …

  • # 15302

    RICHARD, Mrs. Timothy

    Paper on Chinese music

     / by Mrs. Timothy Richard. Read before the China branch of the Royal Asiatic Society Shanghai, November, 1898. (Illustrated, vocally and instrumentally, by natives and foreigners). Repeated (by request) before the Shanghai Literary and Debating Society January 4th, 1899. Shanghai : Presbyterian Mission Press, 1923. Fourth edition. Octavo, printed wrappers (old tape marks to head …