China

  • # 33190

    SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST (HONG KONG)

    Barometer Diagram taken at Messrs. Chas. J. Gaupp & Co.’s premises in Chater Road, Hongkong, for Monday July 27th & Tuesday July 28th 1908.

    At the head of sheet: Supplement to the South China Morning Post. Hong Kong : South China Morning Post, 1908. Single sheet, 145 x 310 mm, printed recto only; with contemporary marginalia in pencil noting that the barometer fell from normal barometric pressure in the early hours of Monday morning down to 28.71 (inches of mercury) …

  • # 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 …

  • # 18027

    CHELLARAM, D.

    D. Chellaram, Hong Kong

    [also titled on first page Beautiful Hong Kong. The Gateway to the East]. Hong Kong : Chellaram, circa 1925. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. [16], photographic illustrations, map, inscription on one of the pages. Promotional booklet for the house of Chellaram (established 1860), a clothing retailer and supplier of silks, tapestries and curios on Queen’s Road.

  • # 33249

    MA, Lesley et al.

    Cai Guo-Qiang : the transient landscape

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 2019. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 208, illustrated. New copy. The work of contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang explores destruction and – as he sees it – its birthing of construction. This volume examines Cai’s practice through essays by Lesley Ma, Curator of Ink Art at M+ museum, Hong Kong; Yuko …

  • # 30363

    TOBAR, Jérôme (1855-1917)

    [JEWS IN CHINA] Inscriptions juives de K’ai-fong-fou.

    Chang-hai [Shanghai] : Imprimerie de la Mission Catholique, 1900. First edition. Series: Variétés sinologiques. no. 17. Octavo, yellow buckram over boards, pp vi, 111, [i]; with 2 folding plates and 5 folding facsimiles of inscriptions; clean throughout, a very good ex-library copy, the first and last leaves with stamps of the Hartford Theological Seminary, pastedowns …

  • # 32052

    SMITH, Arthur H.

    Proverbs and common sayings from the Chinese, together with much related and unrelated matter Interspersed with observations on Chinese things-in-general.

    Shanghai : American Presbyterian Mission Press, 1902. Revised edition. Octavo, half-calf over pebbled cloth, new spine lettered in gilt, endpapers replaced, marbled edges, pp. viii; 374, xxx, preliminaries foxed, otherwise very good. Text in English and Chinese.

  • # 32161

    The Visit of the Australian Goodwill Mission to the Republic of China, August 8-17th 1956. Photo Album.

    [Cover title]. Oblong folio (240 x 350 mm), green velvet over boards with gilt-stamped lettering in Chinese and English to front (clean and bright), original yellow silk ties, with [93] glossy b/w photographs in format 100 x 120 mm, mounted on [47] pages; the photographs are uncaptioned but provide a comprehensive visual record of the …

  • # 31844

    Guide to “Peking” 1931 published by “The Leader”

    Peking : The Leader, 1931. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (a couple of creases), pp. [ii]; folding plan of the city; xii; 90; reproductions of photographs, numerous advertisements, a very good copy.

  • # 32122

    [THOMAS COOK & SON]

    Peking North China South Manchuria and Korea. With maps, plans and illustrations.

    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, 143 pp + advertisements, includes index, 3 folding maps: Railway and steamship connections in North China, Chosen and Japan; map of Keijyo (Seoul); map of Peking. A very good, clean …

  • # 31176

    BORGET, Auguste (1808-1877)

    [HAWAII] Fragments d’un voyage autour du monde

    Moulins [France] : P.A. Desrosiers Imprimeur Editeur, [1850]. Oblong quarto, original illustrated full vellum (some marking and staining), pp [12], [12] leaves of lithographic plates in two tints; occasional very mild foxing, otherwise a clean, firmly bound and desirable copy of this seldom seen work. Not in Sabin; Forbes, 1766. ‘This is a very rare …

  • # 31728

    FORBES, Archibald

    Chinese Gordon : a succinct record of his life

    London : G. Routledge, 1884. First edition. Octavo, illustrated yellowback boards (rubbed, joints weak, upper board nearly detached), pp. [iv]; 252 (pp. 31-32 torn with a chunk of text lost). A worn copy. ‘Major-General Charles George Gordon CB (28 January 1833 – 26 January 1885), also known as Chinese Gordon, Gordon Pasha, and Gordon of …

  • # 31601

    ZIMMER, Jenny McGREGOR, Ken

    Rendi Liu

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 2011. Duodecimo, quarter-cloth over illustrated boards, dustjacket, pp. 144, illustrated. Macmillan Mini-Art Series number 18. Rendi (Tower) Liu was born in Wuxi, Jiangsu, P.R. China in September 1960 and migrated to Melbourne in January 1990. The name Tower is a translation from his Chinese name Di into English for easy pronunciation. A …

  • # 31442

    SABIN, S.P.

    Sketch of coolies carrying twist, Hong Kong, circa 1900.

    Graphite on artist’s paper, 137 x 206 mm (sheet), captioned by the artist in the upper margin ‘Hongkong Coolies carrying Twist’; scattered foxing; mounted on a section of a page removed from an album of sketches, watercolours and photographs compiled by S.P. Sabin, a P. & O. officer who served on various ships in the …

  • # 31145

    LAWSON, James R.

    Catalogue of the Eedy Collection

    To be sold by auction by James R. Lawson, … on Tuesday, October 11th, and following days. Sydney : James R. Lawson Pty. Ltd., 1921. Quarto, gilt-lettered wrappers over stiff cards with photographic illustration (short tear), pp. 76, 23 plates, a very good copy. Catalogue of nearly 1000 lots from the collection of the late …

  • # 31438

    UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD

    Stereoview photograph of part of Canton’s red-light district, circa 1900.

    Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each individual image 80 x 80 mm, mount 87 x 177 mm, recto with printed caption ‘A Street of “Flower Boats”, places of Amusement and debauchery, Canton, China’, imprint of Underwood & Underwood, Publishers, New York, London, etc., and ‘Copyright 1900’; verso blank; in fine condition.

  • # 31100

    BENNETT, James

    Treasure Ships : Art in the Age of Spices

    Adelaide : Art Gallery of South Australia, 2014. Folio, illustrated laminated boards, pp. 352, extensively illustrated. Treasure Ships: Art in the age of spices is the first exhibition in Australia to present the complex artistic and cultural interactions between Europe and Asia from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries – a period known as the ‘Age …