[France] : s.l., s.n., circa 1820. Carnet of thick blue card, 110 x 75 mm, with hand coloured engraved title label depicting inhabitants from the four corners of the world, containing 25 hand coloured cards on blue paper backing, each depicting a male and female inhabitant from a different region, with accompanying descriptive text. Fine condition. …
GUIGNES, Chrétien Louis Joseph de (1759-1845)
Dictionnaire Chinois, Français et Latin. Publié d’après l’ordre de sa majesté L’Empereur et Roi Napoléon le Grand.
Paris : l’Imprimerie Impériale, 1813. First edition. Thick folio (435 mm x 279 mm), contemporary cat’s paw calf, boards with gilt fillet borders, spine with raised bands and red morocco label lettered in gilt; all edges stained red, marbled endpapers, first blank with armorial bookplate of the Duc de Luynes, Chateau de Dampierre; pp , lvi, …
ANDREWS, Roy Chapman (1884-1960), et al.
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 …
PRIESTLEY & FERRARO
London : Priestley & Ferraro, Chinese Art, . Royal octavo, silver-lettered cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket,  pp, colour photographic illustrations throughout; one price annotation in pen, else a mint copy. Superbly produced catalogue for London art dealer Priestley & Ferraro’s November 2017 exhibition.
em face de documentos authenticos e das mais recentes viagens. Lisboa : Impresa Lusitana, 1872-1873-1874-1876-1878. Five volumes, octavo, original quarter blue calf over marbled papered boards (lightly rubbed, corners bumped, upper board of vol. 4 with several scratches), spines with gilt lettering and rule; vol. 1 (Asia) 421, ; vol. 2 (Asia, India) 439, ; …
Published by the Paiping Chronicle, January 1933. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (crease, a few stains), pp. viii; 90, photographic reproductions, advertisements, folding map. Scarce and substantial guide to Beijing in the 1930s.
Nanking Woman's Club
Revised and enlarged under the auspices of the Literary Section of the Nanking Woman’s Club, Nanking, China, 1933. Octavo, printed wrappers (bound upside down), pp. [vi]; 62, photographic plates, folding map. Scarce.
OLEARIUS, Adam (1603-1671); MANDELSLO, Johann Albrecht von (1616-1644); DAVIES, John (translator)
The voyages and travells of the Ambassadors sent by Frederick Duke of Holstein, to the Great Duke of Muscovy, and the King of Persia. Begun in the Year M.DC. XXXIII. and finish’d in M.DC. XXXIX. Containing a Compleat History of Muscovy, Tartary, Persia … whereto are added the Travels of John Albert de Mandelslo … into the East-Indies … …
London : for John Starkey and Thomas Basset, 1669. Second edition. Two parts in one volume, folio, contemporary full mottled calf with blind embossed boards, spine with raised bands and contrasting morocco title label with gilt lettering and ornament, front pastedown with eighteenth century armorial bookplate of John and Louisa Trevelyan, additional engraved title incorporating 5 portraits, main …
SCHROETER, Frederic Christian Gotthelf (1786-1820); MARSHMAN, John Clark & CAREY, William (eds.)
A Dictionary of the Bhotanta or Boutan language. Printed from a manuscript copy made by the late Rev. Frederic Christian Gotthelf Schroeter. Edited by John Marshman. To which is prefixed a grammar of the Bhotanta language. Edited by W. Carey.
Serampore: s.n., 1826. Quarto, contemporary full calf (boards a trifle scuffed), spine in gilt-ruled compartments with contrasting leather title label lettered in gilt, front pastedown with bookplate of John Lawson, original endpapers, pp , -iii, [1 blank], - 35, [1 blank], -6, -268, 267-475, [1 blank]; endpapers and title with light foxing, first and last …
MEADOWS, Thomas Taylor (1815-1868)
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, …
Kowloon : The Kowloon Confectionery and Bakery, [c.1930]. Octavo, self-wrappers, pp. , worn, text in English and Cantonese, pen additions to the menu. Scarce and ephemeral menu from Hong Kong. Unrecorded.
[cover title]. New York : The House of Jade, 1947. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 16, illustrated. Rare Book List No. 183. Catalogue of rare books and photographs on China.
GILES, Herbert A.
Being a collection of easy and useful sentences in the Mandarin dialect with a vocabulary. Fifth and revised edition. Shanghai : Kelly & Walsh, 1901. Octavo, lettered papered boards, cloth spine, pp. [viii]; 67, text in Chinese and English, a few pencil annotations. Scarce.
[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  leaves of thick card with 152 sepia printing-out paper photographs of Chinese export furniture, probably destined for …
Nanking : Reproduced by Engineer Section, Army Advisory Group, Nanking, China, circa 1946. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (a little chipped), pp. 88, illustrated with sketches by Gyula Singer, a little toned but a good copy. A guidebook, locally printed, for US troops stationed in Nanking. “At the end of World War II, U.S. forces that had served …
Bromide print photograph, 127 x 178 mm, unmounted, recto with contemporary inscription in ink across bottom margin ‘New Station on Canton & HongKong [sic] R.R. at Fat Shan, China. Bronson’; verso with another contemporary inscription in pencil (in the same hand, but corrected and written slightly later?) ‘New Station at Fat Shan, China, on the …