• # 42270

    PRATTEN, H. E.

    Asiatic impressions

    A collection of articles by H. E. Pratten. Sydney : Fergusson, 1908. First edition. Octavo, illustrated wrappers by Harry Weston, small chips to head and foot of spine, previous owner’s name to title page, pp. 95, occasional underlining in blue pencil, photographically illustrated plates. The author’s descriptions of The Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong, China, India, …

  • # 14967

    MEDHURST, W.H. (Walter Henry), 1796-1857

    Chinese dialogues; questions, and familiar sentences, literally rendered into English, with a view to promote commercial intercourse, and to assist beginners in the language.

    Shanghae (Shangai) : Printed at the Mission Press, 1844. First edition. Octavo, contemporary cloth backed marbled papered boards (heavily rubbed, corners worn, backstrip lifting, front hinge cracked), front free-endpaper inscribed in ink in a contemporary hand ‘Curious China Expositor’ and with early owners’ names in ink and faint pencil (tear at fore-edge), pp viii, 782 …

  • # 26481

    Photographer unknown.

    [PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM; CHINA] Through the Yantze Gorges.

    [Title stamped on upper board]. Photograph album, probably dating to the late 1890s. Large oblong quarto (240 x 375 mm), original quarter black morocco over black cloth boards, upper board with gilt rule and gilt-stamped title ‘THROUGH THE YANTZE [sic] GORGES.’ (loss of backstrip, remaining leather worn), silk lining papers, containing [138] silver albumen prints …

  • # 41364


    London Missionary Society collection box, circa 1895.

    [London : LMS, 1890-95]. Wooden box, 120 x 60 x 70 mm, with chromolithographic labels on all six sides; the label on the top of the box is worded: IT IS MORE BLESSED TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE. / GOD LOVETH A CHEERFUL GIVER; the label on one box-end reads THE FIELD IS THE WORLD. …

  • # 39722

    HORSBURGH, James

    India Directory, or Directions for sailing to and from the East Indies, China, New Holland, Cape of Good Hope, Brazil, and the interjacent ports:

    Compiled chiefly from original journals at the East India House, and from observations and remarks, made during twenty-one years experience navigating in those seas … … Volume First [and Volume Second]. London : printed for the author, and sold by Kingsbury, Parbury, and Allen, booksellers to the Honorable East India Company, no. 7, Leadenhall Street, 1826-1827. …

  • # 41386


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

    Melbourne : Australian Pacific Agencies for The Classical Theatre of China, 1956. Large octavo (245 x 175 mm), pictorial wrappers, stapled; [32] pp., 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 by the company, …

  • # 41022

    ORANGE, James

    The Chater collection. Pictures relating to China, Hongkong, Macao, 1655 – 1860

    With historical and descriptive letterpress. London : Thornton Butterworth, 1924. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth (small marks to lower edges of boards), top edge gilt, bookplate to front pastedown, small ink blot to verso of frontispiece, pp. 528, numerous colour and black and white plates, tissue guards; a very good copy. Limited to 750 numbered copies. “The …

  • # 39126

    CAIRNS, John; STRACHAN, Robert

    Sammelband of Hong Kong newspapers, 1845-54

    A Sammelband of fifty-four individual issues of newspapers published in Hong Kong between 1845 and 1854, comprising twenty issues of the Overland Register, and Price Current and thirty-four issues of The Hongkong Register; together with two issues of newspapers published in India in 1852 and 1853. Large folio (510 x 340 mm), custom modern binding of black …

  • # 21336

    GRABAU, Amadeus W

    The Permian of Mongolia

    New York : The American Museum of Natural History, 1931. Quarto, black lettered yellow cloth dustjacket, pp. xiiii; 665; 35 plates, 72 text illustrations, folding survey and table, very fine. Volume IV of  Natural History of Central Asia published by The American Museum of Natural History, 1918 – 1943. ‘The Central Asiatic Expeditions explored the natural …

  • # 21338

    ALLEN, Glover M.

    The mammals of China and Mongolia

    New York : The American Museum of Natural History, 1938 – 1940. Two volumes, quarto, black lettered yellow cloth, dustjackets (a couple of small chips), the first volume pp. xxv; 629; 9 plates, 22 distribution maps; the second volume pp. xxvi; 621- 1350; 11 plates, 11 text illustrations, 41 distribution maps, a very good set. …

  • # 39977

    RIEMER, Gustav Adolf (1842-1899)

    Reise S.M.S. Stosch nach China und Japan 1881-1883.

    Photographirt und herausgegeben v. G. Riemer, Marine Zahlmeister. Band II [of 2] See- und Schiffsbilder. Leipzig : F. A. Brockhaus, 1883. Oblong folio (300 x 400 mm), original red cloth over boards decorated and lettered in gilt, upper board with titles in German, Chinese and Japanese (some light flecking and minor stains, lower board with damp …

  • # 39752

    MILNE, John (1775-1841)

    Some account of the diseases that prevailed in two voyages to the East Indies, in the Carnatic East-Indiaman, during the years 1793, 1794, 1795, 1796, 1797, & 1798;

    together with observations and medical remarks, in a series of letters to John Hunter, M.D. F.R.S, by John Milne, formerly surgeon of the Carnatic, now surgeon on the Bombay Establishment. London : Printed by E. Spragg, Bow-street, Covent-garden, 1803. Octavo (215 x 135 mm), contemporary calf (lower board heavily scuffed, corners worn), rebacked; front free-endpaper …

  • # 38370

    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. …

  • # 38353

    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 (220 mm), recent half calf over marbled papered boards, spine lettered in gilt; pp viii, 54, [48 texts in Manchu (Mongolian) script, block printed in the Chinese style]; facing title page, a title page in Chinese and Manchu printed on yellow paper (chipped at corners); leaves with browning and …

  • # 15497

    SMITH, George (Bishop of Victoria), 1815-1871

    The Jews at K’ae-Fung-Foo :

    being a narrative of a mission of inquiry, to the Jewish synagogue at K’ae-Fung-Foo, on behalf of the London Society for Promoting Christianity among the Jews : with an introduction, by the Right Revd. George Smith, D.D. Lord Bishop of Victoria. Shanghae : printed at the London Missionary Society’s Press, 1851. Octavo, modern half-calf over …

  • # 38387


    Biographical sketches and incidents of the Taipin [Taiping] Rebellion.

    Extracted from the Chinese of Kuan-Wen, late Viceroy of Hupeh and Hunan and subsequently First Minister at Pekin. Shanghai : [Kelly & Co.], 1871. Octavo (215 mm), recent marbled papered boards with gilt-lettered title piece to front, original front free-endpaper with old ownership inscription; title-page with ticket of Shanghai bookseller and publisher Kelly & Co. …