• # 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


    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


    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 …

  • # 29755

    CEARNS, W. G.

    [SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHY] Six studio portraits of actors in costume. Castlemaine, Victorian goldfields, 1869-71.

    Six albumen print photographs in carte de visite format, 102 x 64 mm (mounts), versos with the highly decorative imprint of ‘W. G. Cearns, Photographer, Mostyn Street (one door from Market Square), Castlemaine‘; one of the backs also bears a caption in ink which identifies the actor on the front as ‘John Brown’; three of …

  • # 30843


    Victoria. Chinese immigration. Return to an Order of the House, dated 18th July, 1888,

    for – A copy of all papers, including correspondence, legal opinions, reports of deputations, interviews, and minutes relating to the Chinese Immigration Question, and the action of the Government in connection therewith … Ordered by the Legislative Council to be printed, 26th September, 1888. Melbourne : Robt. S. Bain, Government Printer, 1888. Disbound folio (320 …

  • # 28066

    STANFORD, Edward

    London Atlas Map of the Asiatic Archipelago

    London : Edward Stanford, circa 1900. Chromolithograph map, dissected and laid on linen, 530 x 685 mm (sheet), cloth covers with title label, a very good copy. London Atlas Series. Map of south-east Asia with inset maps of Singapore (with descriptive text) and Labuan Island (Malaysia), including British Burmah (now Myanmar), Siam (Thailand), Cambodia (Cambodia), …

  • # 28179

    STANFORD, Edward

    A map of China prepared for the China Inland Mission 1923.

    London : China Inland Mission and Edward Stanford, 1923. Map printed in colour, 1060 x 880 mm, dissected and laid on linen, pale waterstain, cloth slipcase lettered in gilt (discoloured), overall in good condition. A detailed map showing Protestant missions across Eastern China.

  • # 30390


    Studio portrait of a gentleman self-identified as Mr. Rowland. Shanghai, China, circa 1900.

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 165 x 112 mm (mount), verso with wet-stamped studio imprint of ‘YING CHEONG, Artist and Photographer, Miniature Painter on Ivory and Canvas. Studio Canton Road, Opposite to Messrs. Mustard & Co. SHANGHAI’, with the studio name in Chinese lettering below, and with a fully contemporary inscription in ink made …