[First half of the 19th century]. Manuscript in a Japanese kari toji (temporary) binding with plain wrappers, 260 x 185 mm,  leaves, with 70 full page hand painted illustrations depicting both Chinese and westerners suffering from a wide range of medical conditions, including smallpox, carcinomas and tumors, gangrene, renal disease, and haemoptysis, with accompanying …
MARTYR, Peter (Pietro Martire d'ANGHIERA, 1457-1526), et al.; EDEN, Richard (translator) (c.1520-1576)
The Decades of the newe worlde or West India, Conteyning the nauigations and conquestes of the Spanyardes, with the particular description of the moste ryche and large landes and Ilandes lately founde in the west Ocean perteynyng to the inheritaunce of the kinges of Spayne.
… Wrytten in the Latine tounge by Peter Martyr of Angleria, and translated into Englysshe by Rycharde Eden. Londini : In aedibus Guilhelmi Powell, Anno. 1555. Colophon (one of four known variants): Imprynted at London in Paules Churchyarde at the signe of the Bell by Robert Toy … M. D. LV. Quarto (178 x 130 …
BRY, Johann Theodor de; Johann ISRAEL (illustrator)
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 …
EZRA, Edward Isaac; SOPHER, Arthur
Shanghai : printed by The China Press [for The Society for the Rescue of the Chinese Jews?], 1926. Large octavo, original printed speckled blue wrappers (lightly foxed, chipped at crown and foot of spine), inside front wrapper with the Australian ex libris of the Rabbi Leib A. Falk (his collection numbers in manuscript to wrapper …
MORRISON, John Robert (1814-1843)
The Anglo-Chinese Kalendar and Register, for the year of the Christian æra 1832: corresponding with the twenty-ninth year of the Chinese Cycle of Sixty Years, which 29th year commences on the 2d of February, 1832.
With a Companion. Macao : Printed at the Honorable East India Company’s Press, by G. J. Steyn and brother, 1832. Octavo, original stitching and lower wrapper (lacking upper wrapper), first blank with early ownership inscription ‘Chas. G. Chever, 1848’, pp 69, with numerous tables (one folding); the lower wrapper has the following printed note: ‘The …
KELLY & WALSH, LIMITED.
Four doors from the entrance to the Hongkong Hotel. Cover title: Selected list of books relating to the Far East. Published by Kelly & Walsh, Limited. Hongkong : Kelly & Walsh, Limited, . Duodecimo, original printed pink wrappers, stitched, pp 16; inside lower wrapper with advertisement for Afong’s photographs of Hong Kong and of the …
SMITH, Edward H. & SMITH, Grace T.
Compliments of Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Smith, Ing-Hok, China. [Drop title]. Ing-hok, China : s.n., 1907. Octavo, original printed wrappers (light vertical fold, some mild silverfishing and toning), stitched, pp 31, one full page lithographed illustration; internally very clean, a good example. American Protestant missionary work at Ing Hok, situated between Foochow (Fuzhou) and …
MORRISON, John Robert (1814-1843)
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 …
ARROWSMITH, Aaron (1750-1823)
To Major James Rennell, Esqr. F.R.S. &c. &c. This map is inscribed by his much obliged humble servant. London : Aaron Arrowsmith, 1 January 1801. Engraved map with outline hand colour, dissected and laid on linen, 2 parts each 1240 x 735 mm, the title ‘Asia’ with pen overwriting, the route of the “Lion” of …
entworfen und gezeichnet von Dr R. Grundemann, Hilfsprediger (Herbst 1862). Zu haben in den Missionshäusern zu Barmen, Basel, Berlin, Hermannsburg und Leipzig. Im Buchhandel bei H. Petersen in Halle. Der Reinertrag ist zum Besten der Mission bestimmt. Die Ausgabe in andern Sprachen ist vorbehalten. First edition. Leipzig : Geographisch-Lithographisches Institut H. Kunsch, [1862 or 1863]. …
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.
Shanghai : Printed at the American Presbyterian Mission Press, [1903-04]. Two volumes in one, folio (380 x 250 mm), bound in later black lettered tan cloth over boards (lightly marked) for renowned China philatelist H.K. Bowker (a paymaster in the United States Navy). Volume one (lacking title leaf), containing Series I and II, pp i-iii …
"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 …
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE (SINGAPORE)
Singapore : Biochemical Laboratory, College of Medicine, 1932. Separately issued large folio sheet (500 x 360 mm), folding to 250 x 180 mm, recto with table setting out 7 main groups of food types with suggested quantities for a balanced daily intake, captioned in English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil; verso divided into four panels each …
DÉMEUNIER, Jean-Nicolas (1751-1814)
L’esprit des usages et des coutumes des différens peuples, Ou observations tirées des voyageurs & des historiens.
[London, Paris]: A Londres, et se trouve à Paris, Chez Pissot, 1776. First edition. Three volumes (complete). Octavo, original full mottled calf, decorative gilt-stamped spines with raised bands (joints cracked but holding, spines worn at head and tail, with head portion missing on vol. 3, later manuscript shelf labels), marbled endpapers and edges, pp xvi, 415; …
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. BOARD OF FOREIGN MISSIONS (USA)
Cover title: A Christmas missionary exercise and album. New York : The Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1894. Oblong octavo, original cloth backed printed stiff wrappers (lightly creased and marked), pp , illustrated with numerous half-tone photographic plates of various missions in China, Japan, Korea, Siam, Laos, India, Chile, …
NOBUKAZU, Yosai (1872 - 1944)
Tokyo : Tsunashima Kamekichi, Meiji 23 (1890). Woodblock printed in colour, 712 x 698 mm, lined with Japanese tissue, old folds as issued, a clean and bright example. A board game of a voyage around the world, starting in Yokohama and with illustrated vignette scenes of the destinations visited, including Vanvouver, San Francisco, Niagara Falls, New …