"SIN TAUKA" (pseud.); JARRETT, F.C. (editor)
[PIRACY] Jottings from the log of a New South Welshman, or, Six years in the opium trade : being a captain’s yarn of several voyages in the above trade and the consequent encounters with pirates.
Sydney : Gibbs, Shallard, & Co., printers, 1867. Octavo, original printed green wrappers (heavily chipped and stained, lower wrapper detached), frontispiece engraving ‘Engagement with pirates off Hoetow Bay [Taiwan] April 1862’, pp 26; occasional foxing, else contents clean. Important first-hand narrative by an Australian trader who commanded a number of vessels used in the China …
Prévost, Antoine François (Abbé) (1697-1763)
ou, Nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre, qui ont été publiées jusqu’à présent dans les différentes langues de toutes les nations connues … … Paris : Didot, 1746 – 1789. Twenty volumes, quarto (290 x 230 mm), uniformly bound in period full French speckled calf, ruled in gilt, …
HENRICY, Casimir (1814 - 1900)
Paris : Charles Noblet, . Oblong quarto, red patterned cloth with embossed and gilt pictorial design, spine with gilt lettering (rebacked), all edges gilt, pp 1-8 [text] and 25 leaves with engravings by de Laplante from drawings by Paris; scattered foxing. The circumnavigation by Admiral Paris in the Artémis took place between 1837 and 1840. …
Publications of the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church and other helps to the study of missions.
Philadelphia : the Society, 1913. Narrow octavo, illustrated wrappers (with a photographs of a Chinese mother and her children), pp. 24. Catalogue of missionary publications on Africa, China, Japan, Lorea, the Philippines, Siam, Mexico, Syria, Muslim Lands, maps etc.
ACOSTA, Emanuel (1541-1604), et al.
Iesus. Cartas que los padres y hermanos de la Compañia de Iesus, que andan en los reynos de Iapon escriuieron a los de la misma Compañia,
desde el año de mil y quinientos y quare[n]ta y nueue, hasta el de mil y quinientos y setenta y uno : en las quales se da noticia de las varias costumbres y idolatrias de aquella gentilidad : y se cuenta el principio y successo y bondad de los Christianos de aquellas partes. En Alcala …
BRY, Johann Theodor de; Johann ISRAEL (illustrator)
The first Latin editions of Parts IV-XI (eight parts in two volumes) of one of the most important collections of voyages published in the Age of Discovery, primarily devoted to the exploration of the East Indies and containing 140 engraved plates and maps illustrating voyages to the Spice Islands, India, Africa and North America. The …
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 …
AUBRY-LECOMTE et al.
Paris : Formentin, 1849. Quarto, original papered boards (slightly chipped to spine), title leaf, 19 hand coloured lithograph plates by Formentin, each with an adjacent leaf of text, after Aubry-Lecomte, E. Deveria, C. Choran, J. Vidal, H. Grevedon, and Chenot and three pages of engraved and lithographed music. An album of views in China illustrated …
[China, circa 1850]. Manuscript calligraphy in Chinese characters in black and red ink on silk, 410 x 425mm (irregular); arranged in vertical columns, surrounded by a narrow border; a well preserved example, with minor restoration in places. The so-called “cheat’s handkerchief” was used as an aid by students undertaking civil service examinations under the keju …
GRUNDEMANN, Reinhold (1836-1924)
entworfen und gezeichnet von Dr R. Grundemann, Hilfsprediger (Herbst 1862). Zu haben in den Missionshäusern zu Barmen, Basel, Berlin, Hermannsburg und Leipzig. Im Buchhandel bei H. Petersen in Halle. Der Reinertrag ist zum Besten der Mission bestimmt. Die Ausgabe in andern Sprachen ist vorbehalten. Leipzig : Geographisch-Lithographisches Institut H. Kunsch, [1862 or 1863]. First edition. Lithographed …
NOBUKAZU, Yosai (1872 - 1944)
Tokyo : Tsunashima Kamekichi, Meiji 23 (1890). Woodblock printed in colour, 712 x 698 mm, lined with Japanese tissue, old folds as issued, a clean and bright example. A board game of a voyage around the world, starting in Yokohama and with illustrated vignette scenes of the destinations visited, including Vanvouver, San Francisco, Niagara Falls, New …
HEINEMANN, H. E.
Shanghai : Western Arts Gallery (H. E. Heinemann), 1948. Catalogue No. 4. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 32, catalogue of 441 works. Prices in U.S. dollars. ‘For foreign circulation only’. Scarce German bookseller’s catalogue based in Shanghai of works on Asia.
MORRISON, Robert (1782-1834)
A view of China, for philological purposes ; containing a sketch of Chinese chronology, geography, government, religion & customs.
Designed for the use of persons who study the Chinese language. Macao : printed at the Honorable the East India Company’s Press, by P.P. Thoms. Published and sold by Black, Parbury, and Allen, booksellers to the Honorable East India Company, London, 1817. First edition. Quarto, later blind blocked pale blue cloth boards (rebacked), spine lettered …
[First half of the 19th century]. Manuscript in a Japanese kari toji (temporary) binding with plain wrappers, 260 x 185 mm,  leaves, with 70 full page hand painted illustrations depicting both Chinese and westerners suffering from a wide range of medical conditions, including smallpox, carcinomas and tumors, gangrene, renal disease, and haemoptysis, with accompanying …
SMITH, Edward H. & SMITH, Grace T.
Compliments of Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Smith, Ing-Hok, China. [Drop title]. Ing-hok, China : s.n., 1907. Octavo, original printed wrappers (light vertical fold, some mild silverfishing and toning), stitched, pp 31, one full page lithographed illustration; internally very clean, a good example. American Protestant missionary work at Ing Hok, situated between Foochow (Fuzhou) and …
KRANZ, Paul (1866-1920)
The “Chinese alphabet” : four thousand most frequent characters, according to their frequency. In four series of one thousand characters each, and subdivided into nine classes. For private study and self-examination, and for use in Chinese schools.
Shanghai : Printed at the American Presbyterian Mission Press, [1903-04]. Two volumes in one, folio (380 x 250 mm), bound in later black lettered tan cloth over boards (lightly marked) for renowned China philatelist H.K. Bowker (a paymaster in the United States Navy). Volume one (lacking title leaf), containing Series I and II, pp i-iii …