China

  • # 29332

    [CONFUCIUS]; POUND, Ezra (translator)

    Confucius: the unwobbling pivot & the Great digest / Pharos Number Four, Winter, 1947

    With notes and commentary on the text and the ideograms, together with Ciu Hsi’s “Preface” to the Chung Yung and Tseng’s commentary on the Testament. Norfolk, CT : New Directions, 1947. Series: Pharos no. 4, Winter 1947. Octavo (235 mm), printed magenta wrappers with yapp edges (lower wrapper lightly marked), pp 53, [11] publisher’s advertisements …

  • # 28675

    Chinese-English dictionary

    Comprising over 3800 characters with translations, explanations, pronunciations, etc., etc. Shanghai : The Commercial Press, Ltd., 1942. Octavo (195 mm), publisher’s black-lettered red cloth over boards (lightly marked), spine lettered in Chinese characters in gilt (sunned), pp. [iv]; 354; 10; title page in Chinese to rear pastedown; the English title page has a short tear …

  • # 28793

    DAVIS, S. G. and TREGEAR, Mary

    Man Kok Tsui, Archaeological Site 30, Lantau Island, Hong Kong.

    Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press. 1961. Quarto, lettered wrappers, pp. 183 – 212, text diagrams, illustrated with 15 photographic plates. Offprint from Asian Perspectives, vol. 4, 1960. Limited to 300 copies, scarce.

  • # 28889

    JARMAN, Ethel

    Eastern glimpses : being the daily diary of an Australian woman on tour in the Far East.

    Adelaide : Printed by Vardon & Sons, Ltd. [for The Author], 1935. Octavo (220 x 145 mm), original blue pebbled cloth with gilt lettering and device to upper board (boards lightly rubbed, spine and lower board sunned), a presentation copy inscribed on the front free-endpaper ‘To Mr. & Mrs. H. R. Neate, with all good …

  • # 28393

    GILES, Herbert A (translator)

    Strange stories from a Chinese studio

    Shanghai : Kelly & Walsh, 1926. Octavo, lettered yellow cloth (marked and rubbed), presentation inscription to endpaper, pp. xxiii; [i]; 488, light foxing. Legends from Chinese folk lore, printed in Shanghai.

  • # 28331

    YANG, William et al.

    The China project.

    Brisbane : Queensland Art Gallery, 2009. Quarto, illustrated red wrappers, pp. 311, illustrated. The China Project brings together three exhibitions that foreground the richness and complexity of contemporary Chinese art over the past three decades, including the Queensland Art Gallery’s extensive collection of works from the 1980s to the present. The China project is comprised of …

  • # 28431

    BAUER, Carl Johann Sigmund, (1780-1857)

    [GLOBE; TASMANIA]. The world with ist [sic] inhabitants.

    Nuremberg : Bauer, c. 1830. Original card box with marbled paper sides measuring 60 x 52 x 54 mm, the engraved paper label on lid with title (mis-spelling ‘its’ as ‘ist’) and images of inhabitants from four continents, containing an original miniature terrestrial globe and folding paper concertina of vignettes of the races of the …

  • # 13347

    Cardim, António Francisco, 1596-1659

    Fasciculus e Iapponicis floribus, suo adhuc madentibus sanguine, compositus a P. Antonio Francisco Cardim è Societate Iesv, prouinciæ Iapponiæ ad Urbem procuratore.

    / Catalogus regularium, et secularium, qui in Iapponiæ regnis … ab ethnics in odium Christianæ Fidei … violenta morte sublati sunt. / Mors felicissima quatuor legatorum Lusitanorum et sociorum quos Japponiae imperator occidit in odium Christianae religionis. Romae : typis heredum Corbelletti, 1646. Three parts in one volume, quarto; contemporary vellum; pp [viii], 252; 79; 40; some …

  • # 26637

    Anon.

    A rare woodblock map of Canton (Guangdong) published as a fan.

    [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 …

  • # 26267

    LETAILLE, Charles (1815 - 1908)

    Le tour du monde, ou Jeu du petit voyageur.

    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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 26931

    McKENZIE, Frederick Arthur

    From Tokyo to Tiflis. Uncensored letters from the war.

    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.

  • # 26930

    YAP, P. M.

    Suicide in Hong Kong.

    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.

  • # 23474

    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 …

  • # 26907

    Hong Kong Vicitors' Guide

    Two Hong Kong visitors’ guides from 1963

    Gourmets’ delight & entertainment. Hong Kong Vicitors’ Guide 2. Dated March 16, 1963. Narrow octavo, tourist brochure, single sheet, folded, pp. [16], 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. [16], illustrated. Hong Kong tourism in the sixties.

  • # 26216

    MRS. QUONG TART [TART, Margaret]

    The life of Quong Tart ; or, how a foreigner succeeded in a British community.

    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, [18] leaves of plates, short edge tears to pp. 51-52 and accompanying plate, else a very good …