Zetland Lodge No. 525, E.C. Hong Kong.Small quarto, printed embossed cards (some marks), pp. 12, toasts, menu, list of officers and members. Hong Kong masonic ephemeron.
[KHUBILAI KHAN, Emperor Chih-yüan]
China, Yüan dynasty, reign of Khubilai Khan, circa 1287 C.E.. Stone, 210 x 135 x 22 mm, top edges bevelled (three sections skilfully rejoined); housed in a custom made cloth box lined with lambswool. An extraordinary item of early printing history that pre-dates by a century the earliest known instance of printing in the West, …
Osorio da Fonseca, Hieronymo (Jerónimo Osório, Bishop of Silves), 1506-1580
$18,000 USD Olysippone. Apud Antonium Gondisaluu[m] typographum. MDLXXI. [Lisbon : Antonius Gondisalvus, 1571]. First edition. Folio, later speckled calf (scuffed), spine with contrasting morocco title label and gilt ornament (small split at head); book label to front pastedown; pp 480, ; title page with woodcut cardinal arms, early ownership inscriptions; woodcut initials; a few stains (mainly …
Guzmán, Luis de, c.1544-1605
$60,000 USD para predicar el Sancto Euangelio en la India Oriental, y en los reynos de la China y Iapon. En Alcala : por la biuda de Iuan Gracian, 1601. Two volumes, quarto, modern crushed burgundy morocco, gilt; spines in compartments with gilt ornament; gilt dentelles; silk endpapers; all edges stained red; vol. 1 pp …
Ricci, Matteo, 1552-1610; Trigault, Nicolas (translator), 1577-1628
$15,000 USD societatis comentariis, libri V … in quibus Sinensis regni mores leges atque instituta et novæ illius Ecclesiæ difficillima primordia accurate & summa fide describuntur. Auctore P. Nicolao Trigautio Belga ex eadem societate. Augustae Vind. [Augsburg] : Apud Christoph. Mangium, 1615. First edition. Small quarto, contemporary limp vellum; manuscript title along lower edge; engraved title …
ANDRADE, Antonio de (1580-1634)
$12,500 USD de la Compañía de IESVS, Portugues, en el ano 1624. Madrid : Luis Sanchez, 1627. First Spanish edition. Small quarto, modern gilt-ruled half-calf over cloth, gilt-lettered spine, ff. 12; a very good copy. Antonio de Andrade, Portuguese member of the Society of Jesus, was dispatched to India in 1600 where he would spend over …
Borri, Cristoforo, 1583-1632
$5,000 USD In Roma : per Francesco Corbelletti, 1631. Octavo, later vellum over boards ruled in red, with ornate calligraphic title to spine; pp 231; title with vignette woodcut of the Jesuit device; dedication with woodcut papal coat of arms of Urban VIII; woodcut historiated initials; side notes. “In 1616 Borri was sent to Indochina from …
RHODES, Alexandre de, S.J. (1593-1660)
$12,500 USD di Tvnchino, all santita di N.S. PP. Innocenzio Decimo. Di Alessandro de Rhodes Avignonese della medesima Compagnia, e Missionário Apostolico della Sacra Congregatione de Propaganda Fide. In Roma : Per Giuseppe Luna. L’anno del Giubileo, 1650. Small quarto, contemporary full calf, spine with raised bands, gilt tooling and contrasting red leather label lettered in gilt, …
Bartoli, Danielo, 1608-1685
$15,000 USD In Roma, M.DC.LIII. Nella Stamperia d’Ignatio de’ Lazzeri. [Rome : Ignazio de’ Lazzeri, 1653-1663] Folio, contemporary vellum over boards, spine with raised bands, manuscript title in ink and manuscript label with collection number “1692”; front pastedown with nineteenth century label of the Fürstlich Auerspergische Fideikommissbibliothek, Laibach; pp [iv], 904, ; engraved frontispiece by Bloemaert after a …
Mendes Pinto, Fernão, d. 1583; Cogan, Henry (translator)
$9,000 USD one and twenty years in the Kingdoms of Ethiopia, China, Tartaria, Cauchinchina, Calaminham, Siam, Pegu, Japan, and a great part of the East-Indiaes : with a relation and description of most of the places thereof, their religion, laws, riches, customs, and government in time of peace and war : where he five times suffered …
Gouvea, Antonio de (attributed), 1592-1677
$45,000 USD sive Sententia Comitiorum Imperij Sinici pro innocentia Christianæ religionis lata juridicè per annum 1669. & Ivssv R.P. Antonij de Gouvea Soc. Iesu, ibidem V. Provincialis Sinico-Latinè exposita in Quam Cheu metropoli provinciæ Quam tum in Regno Sinarum. Anno Salvtis Hvmanæ MDCLXXI. Quam tum [Canton] : Jesuit Press, 1671. First Edition. Small folio, contemporary …
Castro, Felix Leal de (pseud.?)
$135,000 USD Portugal en la Ciudad de Macao. Hiang Xan [Heungshan] : [s.n.], [1712?]. Small quarto, plain wrappers with manuscript title (detached and with early repair); title page; pp 49; printed xylographically on one side of the sheet only, on double rice paper folded at the fore-edge in the Chinese style; housed in a folding clamshell …
Stumpf, Kilian, 1655-1720
$125,000 USD cum Calumnia in PP. Soc. Jesu, & Detrimento Missionis. Com̃unicata Missionariis In Imperio Sinensi. Anno 1717. [Peking] : [Society of Jesus], 1717 [i.e. 1718]. Small folio, early plain wrappers (stained and detached); title leaf, ff 94; printed xylographically on one side of the sheet only, on double rice paper folded at the fore-edge …
Tavares de Velles Guerreiro, João, active 1718
$150,000 USD Deos de Macao na China, fes de Goa athe chegar a ditta cide. : divida em duas partes. [Macau] : [s.n.], . Folio, near contemporary calf, rebacked; Chinese patterned paper wrappers; title page with contemporary inscription to bottom margin, a name roughly erased and paper restored; pp 185, [blank]; printed xylographically on one …
Du Halde, Jean Baptiste, 1674-1743
$30,000 USD and Tibet: containing the geography and history (natural as well as civil) of those countries … London : T. Gardner for Edward Cave, 1738-41. First complete English edition. Two volumes, folio, contemporary full calf ruled in gilt, expertly rebacked preserving the original labels; spines with raised bands and gilt rule; vol. 1 frontispiece …
PEREIRA CRESPO, Lúcio Albino
$12,500 USD Manuscript journal. Octavo (195 x 120 mm), original marbled papered card covers, first page with calligraphic title: Brigue “Mondego” de S. M. F. – Viagens: de Macáo a Siam.– de Siaõ a Singapore e de Singapore a Macáo. – De Janeiro a Maio – 1859. Lúcio Albino P[ereira] Crespo 2º Tenente da Armada; ff ; …
STEIN, M. Aurel (1862-1943)
$1,750 USD London : Macmillan, 1912. Two volumes, thick octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (edges a little rubbed but a very good set), top edges gilt, pp xxxviii, 546; xxi, 492; extensively illustrated with photographic plates, panoramas, three folding maps (two detached with reinforcement to the folds); light foxing to preliminaries, overall clean, a very good set. …
Anson, George, Baron (1696-1762); Walter, Richard
$2,400 USD door den heere George Anson, opperbevelhebber over een esquader Engelsche schepen op een expeditie naar de Zuidzee : opgesteld uit de papieren en bescheiden van den hoog ed. George, Lord Anson zelven, en onder zyn Opzigt uitgegeven door Richard Walter, M .A., Kapellaan, gedurende die expeditie, van ‘t schip den Centurion. Opgehelderd met …
Gobien, Charles le (compiler), 1653-1708; Querbeuf, Y.M.M.T. de (editor)
$12,000 USD Compagnie de Jésus. Paris, Chez J.G. Merigot, 1780-1783. Twenty-six volumes, small octavo; full contemporary speckled calf, spines in compartments with gilt tooling and contrasting morocco labels; edges stained red; marbled endpapers; armorial bookplates to pastedowns; 56 plates including maps, hors texte, many folding; a fine set in period binding. Volumes 1-5 : Mémoires …
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. September 1905. No. 30. Octavo, original printed wrappers (detached), pp 2 (brief descriptions of 37 items), followed by 2 tipped-in silver gelatin photographs, illustrating most items. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes 11 artefacts from the Gilbert Islands, among …
[THOMAS COOK & SON]
Cover title: Cook's Guide to Peking, North China, South Manchuria, Korea. Shanghai : Thomas Cook & Son, 1924. Fifth edition. Octavo, publisher's printed green cloth (slightly marked), front pastedown with original owner's inscription in pencil (Shanghai travels), 143 pp + advertisements (mild foxing to outer leaves), includes index, 3 folding maps: Railway and steamship connections …
v[an] d[er] Valk, M[arius] H[endrikus] (1908 - 1978)
[S.l. : s.n., c. 1948]. Oblong folio, half-cloth over papered boards, pp. 12; , Chinese legal documents roneo printed in English and Mandarin. Rare privately printed work by the Dutch sinologist.
Cardim, António Francisco, 1596-1659
P. Antonio Francisco Cardim è Societate Iesv, prouinciæ Iapponiæ ad Urbem procuratore. / Catalogus regularium, et secularium, qui in Iapponiæ regnis … ab ethnics in odium Christianæ Fidei … violenta morte sublati sunt. / Mors felicissima quatuor legatorum Lusitanorum et sociorum quos Japponiae imperator occidit in odium Christianae religionis. Romae : typis heredum Corbelletti, 1646. Three …
Kircher, Athanasius, 1602-1680
aliarumque rerum memorabilium argumentis illustrata, auspiciis Leopoldi Primi roman. imper … Amsterdam : Jacob van Meurs, 1667. Folio, contemporary vellum over boards; front pastedown with leather ownership label bearing the memento mori “Hodie mihi, cras tibi” and initials R.P.; engraved title page China Illustrata; printed title page; pp [xiv], 237, ; 81 copperplate engravings (of …
Ribadeneira, Pedro de, 1527-1611; Alegambe, Philippus, 1592-1652; Southwell, Nathaniel, 1598-1676
Eiusdem Societatis Theologo, anno salutis 1602. Continuatum a R.P. Philippo Alegambe Ex eadem Societate, usque ad annum 1642. Recognitum, et productum ad annum Iubilæi M.DC.LXXV. . A Nathanaele Sotuello Eiusdem Societatis Presbytero. Romæ : Ex typographia Iacobi Antonij de Lazzaris Varesij, MDCLXXVI . Folio, contemporary vellum over boards; front pastedown with the ex libris of …
STEIN, Aurel (1862 - 1943)
Maps showing portions of Chinese Turkestan and Kansu from surveys made during the explorations of Sir Aurel Stein 1906 – 1908. Delhi : Mortilal Banarsidass, 1983 (first published Oxford 1921). Cloth portfolio, lettered in gilt (dusty), with title card and 94 folding maps documenting Stein's explorations in central Asia, each with cloth tab (the first …
TAIT, R.G.; CHINESE AUSTRALIAN HERALD
Supplement to the Chinese Australian Herald [Guang Yi Hua Bao], September 3rd, 1897. [Sydney : Chinese Australian Herald, 1897]. Separately issued broadsheet, sheet 440 x 285 mm, printed on both sides in black ink on white paper, original horizontal fold, recto with illustration signed 'R.G. Tait' at lower right, captioned across lower margin 'Sketches at …
GOESIN, Petrus de
van Landen en Gewesten met Wateren en Zee-en sig bevinden, en door Bergen, Rivieren en Stroomen onderscheiden zyn; als mede den principaelsten Koophandel die in elke Landen verrigt worden. Tot Gend [Ghent] : Petrus de Goesin, . Duodecimo, contemporary calf (heavily rubbed and scuffed), spine with raised bands, compartments with stamped floral design in gilt …
EASTERN & AUSTRALIAN STEAMSHIP COMPANY; LORCK, W. (editor)
: including trips to America and Europe / edited by W. Lorck. Sydney : Edward Lee & Co. [for The Eastern and Australian Steamship Company], 1904. “Edition de luxe” (p. xv). Large octavo, original cloth boards with pictorial onlay to upper board (rubbed), spine lettered in pen 'Handbook to the East', hinges weakened, pp xviii, …
TAYLOR, Mrs Howard
London : The China Inland Mission, c. 1920. Octavo, lettered cloth (stained), pp. viii; 215, plates, folding map.
CHI-HUNG LYNN, Jermyn
With a foreword by Dr. J. C. Ferguson. Peking : published by Jenri Vetch at the French Bookstore, 1930. Octavo, lettered yellow cloth, printed dustjacket (torn with loss), pp. 255. Very scarce in dustjacket.
WOODHEAD, H. G. W.
[Shanghai] : Mercury Press, 1931. Octavo, lettered cloth (rubbed), advertisements, owner's name to half-title, pp. [xvi]; 150, photographic illustrations, textblock shaken. Scarce.
BETHUNE COOK, Rev. J. A.
An account of the place and its people with a sketch of the results of missionary work. London : Elliot Stock, 1907. Octavo, gilt-illustrated cloth (faded), pp. xvi; 183, photographic plates. Includes chapters on Macao, Canton, Malacca, Hong Kong, and the Chinese diaspora across South East Asia.
JACKSON, John, and various unidentified photographers.
Oblong quarto (240 x 340 mm), in defective original binding of gilt ruled half morocco over pebbled cloth, now lacking the upper board and spine, containing 97 photographs laid down recto and verso of 22 leaves of thick card; recto of first leaf with ownership inscription of 'John Jackson / Shanghai 1897'; the photographs comprise …
REED, Marcia; DEMATTE, Paolo (editors)
Los Angeles, Ca. : Getty Research Institute, 2011. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, 235 pp, illustrated, a new copy.
[Cover title: Philips' authentic map : China]. London & Liverpool : George Philip, c. 1910. Chromolithograph map on paper, folded and pasted into publisher's cloth case with paper title label, 550 x 660 mm, light foxing, a few small red pencil marks. Shows the European territories, railways etc.
Translated from the French by W. Hazlitt. London : Office of the National Illustrated Library, c. 1850. Two volumes, octavo, original publisher's gilt-decorated cloth, vol. I pp. viii, folding map (detached), 293, vol. II pp. x; 304, engraved illustrations, a fine set. An important early missionary voyage to Western China.
JOCELYN, Lord (1816 - 1854)
London : John Murray, 1841. First edition. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth with illustration to lower board (spine a little sunned), bookplate to front pastedown, folding panorama frontispiece of the Gulf of Pechelee, China, Great Wall and town of Shaw-Hai-Wei., pp. xiii; ; 155; [blank]; [4 – publisher's catalogue], folding lithographed view of Chusan Harbour, a fine …
WEALE, B. L. Putnam
London : Hurst & Blackett, 1918. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, pp. viii; 368, photographic illustrations, a fine copy.
LANG, Ke (editor); CHENG, Shao (artist)
Shanghai : The East Asia Geographical Institute, 1945. First edition. Map printed in colour, 490 x 700, folded and pasted into lettered cloth case, with inset maps of Central District, Western District Extension, Shanghai Central of Municipal District and Native City. Scarce.
RAND, McNALLY & CO.
Chicago : Rand, McNally & Co., 1885. Chromolithographed map on thin paper, 340 x 500 mm, folding to 155 x 90 mm, in publisher's printed card covers (a little sunned, front with old collection stamp of the Geographisches Institut der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR); a fine example of this attractive pocket map, so crisp …
TANAKA, Ryozo, ed.
[Tokyo: Shomi-do, 1932]. Oblong quarto, silk-bound boards with ribbon binding, unpaginated, title page, two maps printed in colour, 48 leaves of photographic plates interlined with tissue, colophon, a fine copy in the original lettered cardboard box. Scarce in this condition.
WALLIS BUDGE, E.A.
envoy and plenipotentiary of the Mongol Khans to the Kings of Europe, and Markos who as Mar Yahbh-Allaha III became Patriarch of the Nestorian Church in Asia. London : The Religious Tract Society, . First edition. Octavo, publisher's blind blocked blue cloth boards with gilt lettered spine, early ownership inscription to free-endpaper, xvi, 335 pp, …
FERGUSSON, W. N.
With illustrations from photographs by the author and the late Lieut. Brooke, and two maps. London : Constable and Company, 1911. Octavo, pictorial cloth (corners slightly bumped), bookplate from Joseph's Rock's library to front pastedown, signed by Joseph Rock on the half-title, pp. 338, two folding colour maps, photographic illustrations. Joseph Rock was a noteworthy …
"Ganpat" (M. L. A. Gompertz)
London : Hodder and Stoughton, . Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, pp. 246, photographic plates. Travel in Tibet, Kashmir, Leh, Ladakh etc.
Also titled: Cruise of H.M.S. “Cornwall” : Plymouth to China via South America. Shanghai : Kelly & Walsh, Ltd., 1928. Octavo, original printed boards (lightly marked) with photograph of HMS Cornwall onlaid to the front, frontispiece portrait photograph of the ship's coomander, Captain W.S. Leveson-Gower, 41 pp, illustrated with photographic plates, internally very clean and …
Cover title: H.M.S. Suffolk “Nous maintiendrons”. Hong Kong : privately printed, . Royal octavo, blue faux leather, upper board and spine lettered in gilt, illustrated title page, 164 pp, with many photographic illustrations and sketches, maps, a near fine copy. Scarce. A record of the Royal Navy cruiser H.M.S. Suffolk's third commission on the China …
French Indochina. Office Central du Tourisme Indochinois.
Saigon : : Office Central du Tourisme Indochinois, 1938. Quarto, original stiff blue wrappers printed in red with pictorial onlay to front (sunned and lightly foxed at edges, small paper loss at tail of spine), 68 pp, colour map, black and white photographic illustrations throughout, contents very clean and sound. Extremely carce. A single copy is …
AUSTRALIA-CHINA CO-OPERATION ASSOCIATION.
/ Union Theatre, University, Saturdays, 8th & 15th May 1943, at 8 p.m. Melbourne : Australia-China Co-operation Association, 1943. Theatre programme. Single sheet folding to  pp oblong octavo, illustrated; faint vertical fold, otherwise fine. “Proceeds for relief of the famine in China, where, in Honan Province, millions of people are starving and dying daily through …
TAYLOR, Howard Mrs.
London ; Melbourne : China Inland Mission, 1942 [but printed in Sydney, N.S.W. : New Century Press Pty. Ltd.]. “Australasian edition, April 1942”. Square octavo, original decorative wrappers (lightly marked, lower wrapper with small tear at bottom corner), staple bound, 62 pp, contents clean and sound.