[Canton : Ch’uan Chi (?), circa 1870]. Woodblock map of the city of Canton (Guangdong, a part of Guangzhou), 300 x 450 mm (opened), hand-painted bamboo covers; fine condition. A remarkable survivor that creates the illusion of having the city of Canton in the palm of the hand. From the eighteenth century onwards, Cantonese artisans produced …
LETAILLE, Charles (1815 - 1908)
Dédié aux Enfans studieux. Par Charles Letaille. [Title on box lid]. Paris : Charles Letaille, [circa 1839]. Box of thick card, 212 x 310 x 41 mm, the lid with lithographed title and hand-coloured lithographic onlay ‘Passage d’une rivière dans une foret du Brésil’, and a pressed paper border decorated in gilt; the interior of the …
[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  silver albumen prints …
McKENZIE, Frederick Arthur
London : Hurst and Blackett, 1905. Octavo, gilt-illustrated cloth (spine sunned), pp. x; 340, photographic illustrations, folding map. An Englishman’s account of the Russo-Japanese War, written in Tbilisi.
YAP, P. M.
With special refeence to attempted suicide. Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 1958. Printed in an edition of 1000 copies. Octavo, lettered wrappers (spine darkened), pp. x; 101, graphs and charts.
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. (Series III & IV)
[Shanghai : Printed at the American Presbyterian Mission Press, 1904]. The second volume (i.e. Series III & IV) only; lacking the first volume (Series I & II). Folio (380 x 250 mm), contemporary green wrappers with pencilled title and publication information to front, Volume two (lacking the title leaf), containing Series III and IV, pp …
Hong Kong Vicitors' Guide
Gourmets’ delight & entertainment. Hong Kong Vicitors’ Guide 2. Dated March 16, 1963. Narrow octavo, tourist brochure, single sheet, folded, pp. , illustrated. Sightseeing. Guided tours and on your own. Hong Kong Vicitors’ Guide 4. Dated March 16, 1963. Narrow octavo, tourist brochure, single sheet, folded, pp. , illustrated. Hong Kong tourism in the sixties.
SINGER, Johnathan M. (photographer); HU, Kemin (text); ELIAS, Thomas S. (text)
New York : Abbeville Press, 2014. First edition. Folio, publisher’s black cloth over boards, gilt lettering to spine and decoration to upper board, in illustrated dust jacket and housed in a cloth and laminated card slipcase; 236 pp, illustrated throughout with black and white photographic plates; a fine copy. ‘Shaped by nature and selected by …
MRS. QUONG TART [TART, Margaret]
Sydney : W.M. Maclardy, 1911. Octavo, original blind blocked blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and design to upper board, gilt lettered spine (very slightly sunned, with a couple of small chips), without the loose errata slip, 99 pp,  leaves of plates, short edge tears to pp. 51-52 and accompanying plate, else a very good …
DAVIS, John Francis (1795 - 1890)
Chinese novels, translated from the originals; to which are added proverbs and moral maxims, collected from their classical books and other sources.
The whole prefaced by observations on the language and literature of China. London : John Murray, 1822. Octavo, finely bound recently in full calf, ruled in bling with ornamental corners, spine in compartments, ruled in gilt with contrasting morocco title label, marbled edges and endpaper, signature of Edward Parry to preliminary, pp. [vi]; 250, internally …
COLE, E.W. (Edward William), 1832-1918
and the development of our tropical territory. Melbourne : E.W. Cole, 1918. Small octavo, publisher’s gilt stamped purple cloth boards (sunned, the gilt dulled), paper flaw to title page, pp 215,  publisher’s advertisements, with  leaves of plates of Cole’s medallions, and illustrations in the text; otherwise a near fine copy. E.W. Cole’s brave anti-White …
[THOMAS COOK & SON]
Cover title: Cook’s Guide to Peking, North China, South Manchuria, Korea. Shanghai : Thomas Cook & Son, 1920. Fourth edition. Octavo, publisher’s printed green cloth, pp. 161; 22 + advertisements, includes index, 3 folding maps: Railway and steamship connections in North China, Map of Peking; Map of Keijyo (Seoul). A very good copy. A single …
STEWART, Henry Noel
A Royal Navy midshipman’s personal logbook and journal, kept during service on HMS Repulse, HMS Powerful and other ships deployed on the China Station and in the Indian Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and Mediterranean Sea, 1897-1900.
A pair of Midshipman’s personal logbooks containing the writings and drawings of Royal Navy Junior Officer Henry Noel Stewart, dated January 1897 to August 1900. The main section relates to the deployment of the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Powerful on the China Station from January 1898 to July 1899. Two volumes, folio (325 x 210 mm), Waterlow …
POWELL, Edward J.
Compiled from Du Halde’s Maps of 1738, McCartney, Barrow, Parish and Staunton 1793-7, Klaproth & Biot 1842, the Admiralty Surveys by Captns. Bethune, Kellett & Collinson 1842, Capn. Vansittart 1855, Comr. Ward & Lieut. Bullock 1858, Monsr. Ploix’ survey of the Tien-Tsin River 1858. Part of the coast of Pe-Chilli from a survey by Major …
HAZELL, Denis H. (1897 - 1930)
Hongkong : Ye Olde Printerie, circa 1925. Oblong folio, string bound lettered card wrappers with pasted on photograph of Hong Kong (upper left corner with paper restoration), title page with pasted on photograph (stained) pp. [vi – foreword]; 26 photographs tipped-on to 24 sheets (the final photographed chipped to one corner, the others fine) with …
OCEAN STEAM SHIP COMPANY; ALFRED BOOTH & CO.
Ocean Steam Ship Company. Direct steam communication, via the Suez Canal, between Liverpool, the Straits Settlements, and China, every two days, without change at Suez, Ceylon, or elsewhere.
Liverpool, UK : Alfred Holt, . Foolscap folio sheet (330 x 212 mm), printed on both sides in black and red, recto with lithographed illustration of one of the Company’s ships, list of the Company’s eighteen iron screw steamers with names of captains and tonnage, sailing schedule for Suez, Penang, Singapore, Hong Kong, & Shanghai …