• # 24184

    FORBES, Archibald

    Chinese Gordon : a succinct record of his life

    London : G. Routledge, 1884. First edition. Octavo, illustrated yellowback boards (rubbed, joints weak), lacking the front free endpaper, pp. [iv]; 252. 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 Khartoum, was a British Army officer and administrator. …

  • # 23417

    SABIN, S.P.

    Panoramic sketch of SS Sobraon stranded on rocks near Tungyin Island, south of Shanghai, April 1901

    Graphite and wash on artist’s paper, 280 x 480 mm (sheet), folding to 280 x 240 mm, captioned at lower right ‘The SS Sobraon on the rocks, Tung Yung Id, [April] 1901’; unmounted; original central vertical fold, left and right edges roughened; removed from an album of sketches, watercolours and photographs compiled by S.P. Sabin, …

  • # 23494



    [S.l. : s.n., circa 1925]. Map, printed in colour, 725 x 460 mm (image), showing the Eastern portion of China and Taiwan (Formosa) with major shipping lines from Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tientsin etc. Scale 1 : 3,600,000 Probably issued by Japanese Railways.

  • # 23365

    Hong Kong Tourist Association

    [MAP]. The pearl in your hand

    Hong Kong : Hong Kong Tourist Association, circa 1965. Tourist brochure, single sheet folded, with maps of the city on Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui and guide to excursions. ‘The Pearl In Your Hand was a short programme aimed at visitors of Hong Kong to provide them with information on things to see …

  • # 22705

    CHIANG, Mayling Soong (Madame Chiang Kai-shek); KAI-SHEK, Chiang

    Sian : a coup d’état and A fortnight in Sian : extracts from a diary

    Shanghai : The China Publishing Company, 1937. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (a little worn), bound in the Chinese manner, pp. x; 119, the paper folded as per a Chinese binding, endpapers creased and with early inscriptions, text in English, internally clean. First edition, de luxe printing. ‘This book has been printed on specially prepared Chinese paper …

  • # 23253

    [Garnet H. Carroll and J.C. Williamson Theatres Ltd]

    The Classical Theatre of China : New Zealand. Australia. 1956.

    Melbourne : Australian Pacific Agencies for The Classical Theatre of China, 1956. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, [32] pp (original owner’s pen annotations to centre pages, otherwise clean), b/w photographic illustrations, advertisements for Melbourne businesses; a good copy. The Classical Theatre of China’s visit to Australia and New Zealand in 1956-57 was part of a world tour …

  • # 22957

    FENNER, Rest.

    Chinese Empire

    Engraved map with original hand colouring, 140 x 240 mm, mild toning, else very good. From : Fenner’s pocket atlas of modern & ancient geography. London. Robert Jennings, circa 1828.

  • # 22654


    Traveler’s map of Japan, Chosen (Korea), Taiwan (Formosa). With brief descriptions of the principal tourist points in Japan.

    Tokyo : Japanese Government Railways, 1027. Map printed in colour, 785 x 810 mm (sheet), primary map of Japan and Korea, inset maps of Hokkaido, Tokyo, Osaka, Karafuto, Taiwan and East Asia, extensive text verso, housed in publisher’s lettered cloth folder.

  • # 22414

    "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 …

  • # 22555

    Prévost, Antoine François (Abbé) (1697-1763)

    Histoire générale des voyages,

    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, …

  • # 22500

    HENRICY, Casimir (1814 - 1900)

    Album pittoresque d’un voyage autour du monde exécuté par ordre du Gouvernement Francais.

    Paris : Charles Noblet, [1883]. 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. …

  • # 22522

    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.

  • # 13331

    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 …

  • # 18467

    BRY, Johann Theodor de; Johann ISRAEL (illustrator)

    Indiae orientalis (Small Voyages), Parts IV-XI.

    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 …

  • # 19428

    MORRISON, John Robert (1814-1843)

    A Chinese commercial guide consisting of a collection of details respecting foreign trade in China.

    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 …

  • # 22504

    AUBRY-LECOMTE et al.

    Album Chinois

    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 …