China

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    # 15303

    [HONG KONG]. Installation of Bro. F. F. Duckworth. 2nd December, 1930.

    Zetland Lodge No. 525, E.C. Hong Kong.Small quarto, printed embossed cards (some marks), pp. 12, toasts, menu, list of officers and members. Hong Kong masonic ephemeron.

  • [CHINESE PRINTING] Printing block for paper money with an original value of 100 wen
[KHUBILAI KHAN, Emperor Chih-yüan]
# 14211

    # 14211

    [KHUBILAI KHAN, Emperor Chih-yüan]

    [CHINESE PRINTING] Printing block for paper money with an original value of 100 wen

    China, Yüan dynasty, reign of Khubilai Khan, circa 1287 C.E.. Stone, 210 x 135 x 22 mm, top edges bevelled (three sections skilfully rejoined); housed in a custom made cloth box lined with lambswool. An extraordinary item of early printing history that pre-dates by a century the earliest known instance of printing in the West, …

  • De rebus Emmanuelis Regis Lusitaniae invictissimi virtute et auspicio gestis libri duodecim.
Osorio da Fonseca, Hieronymo (Jeronimo)
# 13309

    # 13309

    Osorio da Fonseca, Hieronymo (Jerónimo Osório, Bishop of Silves), 1506-1580

    De rebus Emmanuelis Regis Lusitaniae invictissimi virtute et auspicio gestis libri duodecim.

    $18,000 USD Olysippone. Apud Antonium Gondisaluu[m] typographum. MDLXXI. [Lisbon : Antonius Gondisalvus, 1571]. First edition. Folio, later speckled calf (scuffed), spine with contrasting morocco title label and gilt ornament (small split at head); book label to front pastedown; pp 480, [2]; title page with woodcut cardinal arms, early ownership inscriptions; woodcut initials; a few stains (mainly …

  • Historia de las Missiones que han Hecho los Religiosos de la Compañia de Iesus,
Luis de Guzmán (c.1544-1605)
# 13342

    # 13342

    Guzmán, Luis de, c.1544-1605

    Historia de las Missiones que han Hecho los Religiosos de la Compañia de Iesus,

    $60,000 USD para predicar el Sancto Euangelio en la India Oriental, y en los reynos de la China y Iapon. En Alcala : por la biuda de Iuan Gracian, 1601. Two volumes, quarto, modern crushed burgundy morocco, gilt; spines in compartments with gilt ornament; gilt dentelles; silk endpapers; all edges stained red; vol. 1 pp …

  • De Christiana expeditione apud Sinas suscepta ab Societate Jesu. Ex M. Ricij ... Com̄entariis libri 5
Matteo Ricci, S.J., 1552-1610; Nicolas Trigault (translator), 1577-1628
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    # 13351

    Ricci, Matteo, 1552-1610; Trigault, Nicolas (translator), 1577-1628

    De Christiana expeditione apud Sinas suscepta ab Societate Jesu. Ex P. Matthaei Ricii eiusdem

    $15,000 USD societatis comentariis, libri V … in quibus Sinensis regni mores leges atque instituta et novæ illius Ecclesiæ difficillima primordia accurate & summa fide describuntur. Auctore P. Nicolao Trigautio Belga ex eadem societate. Augustae Vind. [Augsburg] : Apud Christoph. Mangium, 1615. First edition. Small quarto, contemporary limp vellum; manuscript title along lower edge; engraved title …

  • Nvevo descvbrimiento del gran Cathayo, ò Reynos de Tibet, por el Padre Antonio de Andrade,
ANDRADE, Antonio de (1580 - 1634)
# 14836

    # 14836

    ANDRADE, Antonio de (1580-1634)

    Nvevo descvbrimiento del gran Cathayo, ò Reynos de Tibet, por el Padre Antonio de Andrade,

    $12,500 USD de la Compañía de IESVS, Portugues, en el ano 1624. Madrid : Luis Sanchez, 1627. First Spanish edition. Small quarto, modern gilt-ruled half-calf over cloth, gilt-lettered spine, ff. 12; a very good copy. Antonio de Andrade, Portuguese member of the Society of Jesus, was dispatched to India in 1600 where he would spend over …

  • Relation ... Francis Xavier (manuscript)
# 13448

    # 13315

    Borri, Cristoforo, 1583-1632

    Relatione della Nuova Missione PP. della Comp. di Giesu, al Regno della Cocincina.

    $5,000 USD In Roma : per Francesco Corbelletti, 1631. Octavo, later vellum over boards ruled in red, with ornate calligraphic title to spine; pp 231; title with vignette woodcut of the Jesuit device; dedication with woodcut papal coat of arms of Urban VIII; woodcut historiated initials; side notes. “In 1616 Borri was sent to Indochina from …

  • Relazione de’felici successi della Santa Fede predicata da padri della Compagnia di Giesv nel regno
RHODES, Alexandre de, S.J. (1593-1660)
# 14449

    # 14449

    RHODES, Alexandre de, S.J. (1593-1660)

    Relazione de’felici successi della Santa Fede predicata da padri della Compagnia di Giesv nel regno

    $12,500 USD di Tvnchino, all santita di N.S. PP. Innocenzio Decimo. Di Alessandro de Rhodes Avignonese della medesima Compagnia, e Missionário Apostolico della Sacra Congregatione de Propaganda Fide. In Roma : Per Giuseppe Luna. L’anno del Giubileo, 1650. Small quarto, contemporary full calf, spine with raised bands, gilt tooling and contrasting red leather label lettered in gilt, …

  • Dell’ Historia della Compagnia di Giesv : l’Asia ...
Bartoli, Danielo, 1608-1685
# 13447

    # 13447

    Bartoli, Danielo, 1608-1685

    Dell’ Historia della Compagnia di Giesv : l’Asia

    $15,000 USD In Roma, M.DC.LIII. Nella Stamperia d’Ignatio de’ Lazzeri. [Rome : Ignazio de’ Lazzeri, 1653-1663] Folio, contemporary vellum over boards, spine with raised bands, manuscript title in ink and manuscript label with collection number “1692”; front pastedown with nineteenth century label of the Fürstlich Auerspergische Fideikommissbibliothek, Laibach; pp [iv], 904, [8]; engraved frontispiece by Bloemaert after a …

  • The voyages and adventures of Fernand Mendez Pinto, a Portugal, during his travels for the space of
Mendes Pinto, Fernão, d. 1583; Cogan, Henry (translator)
# 13314

    # 13314

    Mendes Pinto, Fernão, d. 1583; Cogan, Henry (translator)

    The voyages and adventures of Fernand Mendez Pinto, a Portugal, during his travels for the space of

    $9,000 USD one and twenty years in the Kingdoms of Ethiopia, China, Tartaria, Cauchinchina, Calaminham, Siam, Pegu, Japan, and a great part of the East-Indiaes : with a relation and description of most of the places thereof, their religion, laws, riches, customs, and government in time of peace and war : where he five times suffered …

  • Innocentia Victrix
Gouvea, Antonio de (attributed), 1592-1677
# 13416

    # 13416

    Gouvea, Antonio de (attributed), 1592-1677

    Innocentia Victrix

    $45,000 USD sive Sententia Comitiorum Imperij Sinici pro innocentia Christianæ religionis lata juridicè per annum 1669. & Ivssv R.P. Antonij de Gouvea Soc. Iesu, ibidem V. Provincialis Sinico-Latinè exposita in Quam Cheu metropoli provinciæ Quam tum in Regno Sinarum. Anno Salvtis Hvmanæ MDCLXXI. Quam tum [Canton] : Jesuit Press, 1671. First Edition. Small folio, contemporary …

  • Relacion sincera, y verdadera de la justa defension de las regalias, y privilegios de la Corona de
Felix Leal de Castro
# 13343

    # 13343

    Castro, Felix Leal de (pseud.?)

    Relacion sincera, y verdadera de la justa defension de las regalias, y privilegios de la Corona de

    $135,000 USD Portugal en la Ciudad de Macao. Hiang Xan [Heungshan] : [s.n.], [1712?]. Small quarto, plain wrappers with manuscript title (detached and with early repair); title page; pp 49; printed xylographically on one side of the sheet only, on double rice paper folded at the fore-edge in the Chinese style; housed in a folding clamshell …

  • Informatio pro Veritate
Stumph, Killian, S.J.
# 13349

    # 13349

    Stumpf, Kilian, 1655-1720

    Informatio Pro Veritate Contra iniquiorem famam sparsam per Sinas

    $125,000 USD cum Calumnia in PP. Soc. Jesu, & Detrimento Missionis. Com̃unicata Missionariis In Imperio Sinensi. Anno 1717. [Peking] : [Society of Jesus], 1717 [i.e. 1718]. Small folio, early plain wrappers (stained and detached); title leaf, ff 94; printed xylographically on one side of the sheet only, on double rice paper folded at the fore-edge …

  • Jornada Que o Senhor Antonio de Albuquerque Coelho ...
Tavares de Velles Guerreyro, Joam
# 13350

    # 13350

    Tavares de Velles Guerreiro, João, active 1718

    Jornada que o senhor Antonio de Albuquerque Coelho governador, e capitam geral da ciudad do Nome de

    $150,000 USD Deos de Macao na China, fes de Goa athe chegar a ditta cide. : divida em duas partes. [Macau] : [s.n.], [1718]. Folio, near contemporary calf, rebacked; Chinese patterned paper wrappers; title page with contemporary inscription to bottom margin, a name roughly erased and paper restored; pp 185, [blank]; printed xylographically on one …

  • A description of the empire of China and Chinese-Tartary, together with the kingdoms of Korea
Du Halde, Jean Baptiste
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    # 13352

    Du Halde, Jean Baptiste, 1674-1743

    A description of the empire of China and Chinese-Tartary, together with the kingdoms of Korea

    $30,000 USD and Tibet: containing the geography and history (natural as well as civil) of those countries … London : T. Gardner for Edward Cave, 1738-41. First complete English edition. Two volumes, folio, contemporary full calf ruled in gilt, expertly rebacked preserving the original labels; spines with raised bands and gilt rule; vol. 1 frontispiece …

  • Account of the steps taken, in England, with a view to the establishment of an academical
LANG, John Dunmore (1799-1878)
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    # 14448

    PEREIRA CRESPO, Lúcio Albino

    Abstract of the log of the “Mondego”, kept on the voyage of the Portuguese ambassador to Siam, 1859

    $12,500 USD Manuscript journal. Octavo (195 x 120 mm), original marbled papered card covers, first page with calligraphic title: Brigue “Mondego” de S. M. F. – Viagens: de Macáo a Siam.– de Siaõ a Singapore e de Singapore a Macáo. – De Janeiro a Maio – 1859. Lúcio Albino P[ereira] Crespo 2º Tenente da Armada; ff [37]; …

  • Ruins of desert Cathay. Personal narrative of explorations in central Asia and westernmost China
STEIN, M. Aurel (1862-1943)
# 14595

    # 14595

    STEIN, M. Aurel (1862-1943)

    Ruins of desert Cathay. Personal narrative of explorations in central Asia and westernmost China

    $1,750 USD London : Macmillan, 1912. Two volumes, thick octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (edges a little rubbed but a very good set), top edges gilt, pp xxxviii, 546; xxi, 492; extensively illustrated with photographic plates, panoramas, three folding maps (two detached with reinforcement to the folds); light foxing to preliminaries, overall clean, a very good set. …

  • Reize rondsom de werreld, gedaan in de Jaaren 1740 tot 1744,
Anson, George, Baron (1696-1762); Walter, Richard
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    # 14676

    Anson, George, Baron (1696-1762); Walter, Richard

    Reize rondsom de werreld, gedaan in de Jaaren 1740 tot 1744,

    $2,400 USD door den heere George Anson, opperbevelhebber over een esquader Engelsche schepen op een expeditie naar de Zuidzee : opgesteld uit de papieren en bescheiden van den hoog ed. George, Lord Anson zelven, en onder zyn Opzigt uitgegeven door Richard Walter, M .A., Kapellaan, gedurende die expeditie, van ‘t schip den Centurion. Opgehelderd met …

  • Lettres édifiantes et curieuses, écrites des missions étrangères par quelques missionnaires de la
Gobien, Charles le (compiler); Querbeuf, Y.M.M. de (editor)
# 13310

    # 13310

    Gobien, Charles le (compiler), 1653-1708; Querbeuf, Y.M.M.T. de (editor)

    Lettres édifiantes et curieuses, écrites des missions étrangères par quelques missionnaires de la

    $12,000 USD Compagnie de Jésus. Paris, Chez J.G. Merigot, 1780-1783. Twenty-six volumes, small octavo; full contemporary speckled calf, spines in compartments with gilt tooling and contrasting morocco labels; edges stained red; marbled endpapers; armorial bookplates to pastedowns; 56 plates including maps, hors texte, many folding; a fine set in period binding. Volumes 1-5 : Mémoires …

  • [GILBERT ISLANDS] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
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    # 14775

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    [GILBERT ISLANDS] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.

    Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. September 1905. No. 30. Octavo, original printed wrappers (detached), pp 2 (brief descriptions of 37 items), followed by 2 tipped-in silver gelatin photographs, illustrating most items. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes 11 artefacts from the Gilbert Islands, among …

  • Peking North China South Manchuria and Korea. With maps, plans and illustrations.
[THOMAS COOK & SON]
# 14662

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    [THOMAS COOK & SON]

    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 (slightly marked), front pastedown with original owner's inscription in pencil (Shanghai travels), 143 pp + advertisements (mild foxing to outer leaves), includes index, 3 folding maps: Railway and steamship connections …

  • Modern Chinese documents selected by M. H. v. d. Valk
v[an] d[er] Valk, M[arius] H[endrikus] (1908 - 1978)
# 14602

    # 14602

    v[an] d[er] Valk, M[arius] H[endrikus] (1908 - 1978)

    Modern Chinese documents selected by M. H. v. d. Valk

    [S.l. : s.n., c. 1948]. Oblong folio, half-cloth over papered boards, pp. 12; [45], Chinese legal documents roneo printed in English and Mandarin. Rare privately printed work by the Dutch sinologist. 

  • Fasciculus e Japonicius Floribus
Franciscus Cardim, S.J.
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    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 …

  • Athanasii Kircheri e Soc. Jesu China monumentis, qvà sacris quà profanis : nec non variis naturæ &
Kircher, Athanasius, 1602-1680
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    # 13333

    Kircher, Athanasius, 1602-1680

    China monumentis, qua sacris quà profanis : nec non variis nature & artis spectaculis,

    aliarumque rerum memorabilium argumentis illustrata, auspiciis Leopoldi Primi roman. imper … Amsterdam : Jacob van Meurs, 1667. Folio, contemporary vellum over boards; front pastedown with leather ownership label bearing the memento mori “Hodie mihi, cras tibi” and initials R.P.; engraved title page China Illustrata; printed title page; pp [xiv], 237, [11]; 81 copperplate engravings (of …

  • Bibliotheca Scriptorum Societatis Jesu, opus inchoatum a R.P. Pedro Ribadeneira
Ribadeneira, Pedro de, 1527-1611; Alegambe, Philippus, 1592-1652; Southwell, Nathaniel, 1598-1676
# 13324

    # 13324

    Ribadeneira, Pedro de, 1527-1611; Alegambe, Philippus, 1592-1652; Southwell, Nathaniel, 1598-1676

    Bibliotheca Scriptorum Societatis Jesu, opus inchoatum a R.P. Pedro Ribadeneira

    Eiusdem Societatis Theologo, anno salutis 1602. Continuatum a R.P. Philippo Alegambe Ex eadem Societate, usque ad annum 1642. Recognitum, et productum ad annum Iubilæi M.DC.LXXV. [1675]. A Nathanaele Sotuello Eiusdem Societatis Presbytero. Romæ : Ex typographia Iacobi Antonij de Lazzaris Varesij, MDCLXXVI [1676]. Folio, contemporary vellum over boards; front pastedown with the ex libris of …

  • Serindia. Detailed report of explorations in central Asia and westernmost China. Vol. V : Maps.
STEIN, Aurel (1862 - 1943)
# 14597

    # 14597

    STEIN, Aurel (1862 - 1943)

    Serindia. Detailed report of explorations in central Asia and westernmost China. Vol. V : Maps.

    Maps showing portions of Chinese Turkestan and Kansu from surveys made during the explorations of Sir Aurel Stein 1906 – 1908. Delhi : Mortilal Banarsidass, 1983 (first published Oxford 1921). Cloth portfolio, lettered in gilt (dusty), with title card and 94 folding maps documenting Stein's explorations in central Asia, each with cloth tab (the first …

  • [CHINESE IN AUSTRALIA] Sketches at the Diamond Jubilee Charity Carnival
TAIT, R.G.; CHINESE AUSTRALIAN HERALD

# 8662

    # 8662

    TAIT, R.G.; CHINESE AUSTRALIAN HERALD

    [CHINESE IN AUSTRALIA] Sketches at the Diamond Jubilee Charity Carnival

    Supplement to the Chinese Australian Herald [Guang Yi Hua Bao], September 3rd, 1897. [Sydney : Chinese Australian Herald, 1897]. Separately issued broadsheet, sheet 440 x 285 mm, printed on both sides in black ink on white paper, original horizontal fold, recto with illustration signed 'R.G. Tait' at lower right, captioned across lower margin 'Sketches at …

  • Geographie, ofte beginselen der Land-Beschryvinge, zoo als die in haer eygen aerd, in verdeeling
GOESIN, Petrus de
# 14628

    # 14628

    GOESIN, Petrus de

    Geographie, ofte beginselen der Land-Beschryvinge, zoo als die in haer eygen aerd, in verdeeling

    van Landen en Gewesten met Wateren en Zee-en sig bevinden, en door Bergen, Rivieren en Stroomen onderscheiden zyn; als mede den principaelsten Koophandel die in elke Landen verrigt worden. Tot Gend [Ghent] : Petrus de Goesin, [1762]. Duodecimo, contemporary calf (heavily rubbed and scuffed), spine with raised bands, compartments with stamped floral design in gilt …

  • E. & A. Line illustrated handbook to the East : Australia, Manila, China, Japan
EASTERN & AUSTRALIAN STEAMSHIP COMPANY; LORCK, W. (editor)
# 14608

    # 14608

    EASTERN & AUSTRALIAN STEAMSHIP COMPANY; LORCK, W. (editor)

    E. & A. Line illustrated handbook to the East : Australia, Manila, China, Japan

    : including trips to America and Europe / edited by W. Lorck. Sydney : Edward Lee & Co. [for The Eastern and Australian Steamship Company], 1904. “Edition de luxe” (p. xv). Large octavo, original cloth boards with pictorial onlay to upper board (rubbed), spine lettered in pen 'Handbook to the East', hinges weakened, pp xviii, …

  • The call of China’s great north-west, or Kansu and beyond
TAYLOR, Mrs Howard
# 14607

    # 14607

    TAYLOR, Mrs Howard

    The call of China’s great north-west, or Kansu and beyond

    London : The China Inland Mission, c. 1920. Octavo, lettered cloth (stained), pp. viii; 215, plates, folding map. 

  • Political parties in China
CHI-HUNG LYNN, Jermyn
# 14601

    # 14601

    CHI-HUNG LYNN, Jermyn

    Political parties in China

    With a foreword by Dr. J. C. Ferguson. Peking : published by Jenri Vetch at the French Bookstore, 1930. Octavo, lettered yellow cloth, printed dustjacket (torn with loss), pp. 255. Very scarce in dustjacket. 

  • The Yangtsze and its problems
WOODHEAD, H. G. W.
# 14600

    # 14600

    WOODHEAD, H. G. W.

    The Yangtsze and its problems

    [Shanghai] : Mercury Press, 1931. Octavo, lettered cloth (rubbed), advertisements, owner's name to half-title, pp. [xvi]; 150, photographic illustrations, textblock shaken. Scarce.

  • Sunny Singapore
BETHUNE COOK, Rev. J. A.
# 14593

    # 14593

    BETHUNE COOK, Rev. J. A.

    Sunny Singapore

    An account of the place and its people with a sketch of the results of missionary work. London : Elliot Stock, 1907. Octavo, gilt-illustrated cloth (faded), pp. xvi; 183, photographic plates. Includes chapters on Macao, Canton, Malacca, Hong Kong, and the Chinese diaspora across South East Asia. 

  • Photograph album of Shanghai, 1897-1899
JACKSON, John, and various unidentified photographers.
# 14315

    # 14315

    JACKSON, John, and various unidentified photographers.

    Photograph album of Shanghai, 1897-1899

    Oblong quarto (240 x 340 mm), in defective original binding of gilt ruled half morocco over pebbled cloth, now lacking the upper board and spine, containing 97 photographs laid down recto and verso of 22 leaves of thick card; recto of first leaf with ownership inscription of 'John Jackson / Shanghai 1897'; the photographs comprise …

  • China on paper : European and Chinese works from the late sixteenth to the early nineteenth century
REED, Marcia; DEMATTE, Paolo (editors)

# 8974

    # 14460

    REED, Marcia; DEMATTE, Paolo (editors)

    China on paper : European and Chinese works from the late sixteenth to the early nineteenth century

    Los Angeles, Ca. : Getty Research Institute, 2011. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, 235 pp, illustrated, a new copy.

  • Chinese Empire, and Japan.
PHILIP, George
# 13957

    # 13957

    PHILIP, George

    Chinese Empire, and Japan.

    [Cover title: Philips' authentic map : China]. London & Liverpool : George Philip, c. 1910. Chromolithograph map on paper, folded and pasted into publisher's cloth case with paper title label, 550 x 660 mm, light foxing, a few small red pencil marks. Shows the European territories, railways etc. 

  • Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China, during the years 1844-5-6
HUC, M.
# 14052

    # 14052

    HUC, M.

    Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China, during the years 1844-5-6

    Translated from the French by W. Hazlitt. London : Office of the National Illustrated Library, c. 1850. Two volumes, octavo, original publisher's gilt-decorated cloth, vol. I pp. viii, folding map (detached), 293, vol. II pp. x; 304, engraved illustrations, a fine set. An important early missionary voyage to Western China. 

  • Six months with the Chinese Expedition; or, leaves from a soldier’s note-book
JOCELYN, Lord (1816 - 1854)
# 13766

    # 13766

    JOCELYN, Lord (1816 - 1854)

    Six months with the Chinese Expedition; or, leaves from a soldier’s note-book

    London : John Murray, 1841. First edition. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth with illustration to lower board (spine a little sunned), bookplate to front pastedown, folding panorama frontispiece of the Gulf of Pechelee, China, Great Wall and town of Shaw-Hai-Wei., pp. xiii; [3]; 155; [blank]; [4 – publisher's catalogue], folding lithographed view of Chusan Harbour, a fine …

  • The fight for the republic in China
WEALE, B. L. Putnam
# 13761

    # 13761

    WEALE, B. L. Putnam

    The fight for the republic in China

    London : Hurst & Blackett, 1918. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, pp. viii; 368, photographic illustrations, a fine copy. 

  • New map of Shanghai
LANG, Ke (editor); CHENG, Shao (artist)
# 13753

    # 13753

    LANG, Ke (editor); CHENG, Shao (artist)

    New map of Shanghai

    Shanghai : The East Asia Geographical Institute, 1945. First edition. Map printed in colour, 490 x 700, folded and pasted into lettered cloth case, with inset maps of Central District, Western District Extension, Shanghai Central of Municipal District and Native City. Scarce.

  • Rand, McNally & Co.‘s Map of Asia
RAND, McNALLY & CO.
# 13096

    # 13096

    RAND, McNALLY & CO.

    Rand, McNally & Co.‘s Map of Asia

    Chicago : Rand, McNally & Co., 1885. Chromolithographed map on thin paper, 340 x 500 mm, folding to 155 x 90 mm, in publisher's printed card covers (a little sunned, front with old collection stamp of the Geographisches Institut der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR); a fine example of this attractive pocket map, so crisp …

  • The “Sino-Japanese Disturbances” souvenir album. Shanghai. 1932
TANAKA, Ryozo, ed.
# 12816

    # 12816

    TANAKA, Ryozo, ed.

    The “Sino-Japanese Disturbances” souvenir album. Shanghai. 1932

    [Tokyo: Shomi-do, 1932]. Oblong quarto, silk-bound boards with ribbon binding, unpaginated, title page, two maps printed in colour, 48 leaves of photographic plates interlined with tissue, colophon, a fine copy in the original lettered cardboard box. Scarce in this condition.

  • The monks of Kublai Khan Emperor of China. Or, the history of the life and travels of Rabban Sawma,
WALLIS BUDGE, E.A.
# 12794

    # 12794

    WALLIS BUDGE, E.A.

    The monks of Kublai Khan Emperor of China. Or, the history of the life and travels of Rabban Sawma,

    envoy and plenipotentiary of the Mongol Khans to the Kings of Europe, and Markos who as Mar Yahbh-Allaha III became Patriarch of the Nestorian Church in Asia. London : The Religious Tract Society, [1928]. First edition. Octavo, publisher's blind blocked blue cloth boards with gilt lettered spine, early ownership inscription to free-endpaper, xvi, 335 pp, …

  • Adventure, sport and travel on the Tibetan steppes (Joseph Rock’s copy)
FERGUSSON, W. N.
# 12670

    # 12670

    FERGUSSON, W. N.

    Adventure, sport and travel on the Tibetan steppes (Joseph Rock’s copy)

    With illustrations from photographs by the author and the late Lieut. Brooke, and two maps. London : Constable and Company, 1911. Octavo, pictorial cloth (corners slightly bumped), bookplate from Joseph's Rock's library to front pastedown, signed by Joseph Rock on the half-title, pp. 338, two folding colour maps, photographic illustrations. Joseph Rock was a noteworthy …

  • The road to Lamaland. Impressions of a journey to Western Thibet
"Ganpat" (M. L. A. Gompertz)
# 12662

    # 12662

    "Ganpat" (M. L. A. Gompertz)

    The road to Lamaland. Impressions of a journey to Western Thibet

    London : Hodder and Stoughton, [1926].  Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, pp. 246, photographic plates. Travel in Tibet, Kashmir, Leh, Ladakh etc.

  • From Plymouth to China via South America
WILLIAMS, A.J.
# 12480

    # 12480

    WILLIAMS, A.J.

    From Plymouth to China via South America

    Also titled: Cruise of H.M.S. “Cornwall” : Plymouth to China via South America. Shanghai : Kelly & Walsh, Ltd., 1928. Octavo, original printed boards (lightly marked) with photograph of HMS Cornwall onlaid to the front, frontispiece portrait photograph of the ship's coomander, Captain W.S. Leveson-Gower, 41 pp, illustrated with photographic plates, internally very clean and …

  • H.M.S. Suffolk : third commission on the China Station 1933-1935
[HOWARD, R.G.]
# 12056

    # 12056

    [HOWARD, R.G.]

    H.M.S. Suffolk : third commission on the China Station 1933-1935

    Cover title: H.M.S. Suffolk “Nous maintiendrons”. Hong Kong : privately printed, [1935]. Royal octavo, blue faux leather, upper board and spine lettered in gilt, illustrated title page, 164 pp, with many photographic illustrations and sketches, maps, a near fine copy. Scarce. A record of the Royal Navy cruiser H.M.S. Suffolk's third commission on the China …

  • Glimpses of a great tourist country : French Indo-China at the beginning of 1938
French Indochina. Office Central du Tourisme Indochinois.
# 11846

    # 11846

    French Indochina. Office Central du Tourisme Indochinois.

    Glimpses of a great tourist country : French Indo-China at the beginning of 1938

    Saigon : : Office Central du Tourisme Indochinois, 1938. Quarto, original stiff blue wrappers printed in red with pictorial onlay to front (sunned and lightly foxed at edges, small paper loss at tail of spine), 68 pp, colour map, black and white photographic illustrations throughout, contents very clean and sound. Extremely carce.  A single copy is …

  • Lady Precious Stream : presented by Australia-China Co-operation Association
AUSTRALIA-CHINA CO-OPERATION ASSOCIATION.
# 11982

    # 11982

    AUSTRALIA-CHINA CO-OPERATION ASSOCIATION.

    Lady Precious Stream : presented by Australia-China Co-operation Association

    / Union Theatre, University, Saturdays, 8th & 15th May 1943, at 8 p.m. Melbourne : Australia-China Co-operation Association, 1943. Theatre programme. Single sheet folding to [4] pp oblong octavo, illustrated; faint vertical fold, otherwise fine. “Proceeds for relief of the famine in China, where, in Honan Province, millions of people are starving and dying daily through …

  • “Sirs, be of good cheer” : by Mrs Howard Taylor, China Inland Mission
TAYLOR, Howard Mrs.
# 11977

    # 11977

    TAYLOR, Howard Mrs.

    “Sirs, be of good cheer” : by Mrs Howard Taylor, China Inland Mission

    London ; Melbourne : China Inland Mission, 1942 [but printed in Sydney, N.S.W. : New Century Press Pty. Ltd.]. “Australasian edition, April 1942”. Square octavo, original decorative wrappers (lightly marked, lower wrapper with small tear at bottom corner), staple bound, 62 pp, contents clean and sound.