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 …
AĞANIN, Hasan (publisher)
Constantinople, Hasan Ağanın [circa 1890]. Octavo, printed mauve papered boards with image of a globe (edges chipped), cloth spine, salmon endpaper (gutters split, early Armenian owner’s inscription dated 1892), unpaginated, 14 double page lithographed maps with hand colouring, a very good. The maps are of : the world (in two hemispheres); Europe (three maps, one …
Istanbul : Matbaa-ı Osmaniye, 1310 AH [1892-93]. Quarto, pictorial boards (lightly rubbed), cloth spine, pp. , 24 fine chromolithographed plates of fauna, including insects, whales, quadrupeds, birds, bats, primates etc. Several Australasian species are illustrated including the cassowary and emu, lyre bird, kiwi, kingfisher, kangaroo, and a plate of ethnicities of the world including an …
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 …
جغرافياى طبيعى. اساس مختصر [Coğrafya-yi tabii ilmine esas-i muhtasar] Physical Geography : the fundamentals
Constantinople: Boyaciyan Agop Matbaasında [Akkub Boyajian], 1908. Quarto, publisher’s blue cloth (slight wear to spine), gilt-titled in Ottoman Turkish, pp. 95, nine chromolithograph world maps, numerous illustrations in the text, text in Ottoman Turkish, a fine copy. A rare and sophisticated Ottoman book on geography published in Constantinople (Istanbul) by Armenian publisher Akkub Boyajian, who specialized in …
Boston : Crosby and Nichols, 1864. Duodecimo, gilt-lettered green cloth (a little worn), lacking the front free endpaper, pp. 128, woodcut illustrations. Chapters on Malta, Albania, Iceland, Japan, Borneo, Esquimaux, Persia, Siam, Hindoostan, Russia, Turkey, Chili etc.
[SIZER, Theodore, 1892 - 1967].
[Boston, Massachusetts] : [Porter E. Sargent], [191-?]. Very long printed panorama of a voyage around the world in 1911 – 1912 by one of the boys of the Sargent Travel School, 14 x 821 cm, folded to 14 x 16 cm. Pictorial travel log of a trip to the Middle East and Far East made by …
BONAR, Andrew R. (editor)
Incidents of missionary enterprise : illustrative of the progress of Christianity in heathen countries, and of the researches, sufferings and adventures of missionaries.
Edinburgh and London : Thomas Nelson, 1845. Third edition. Small octavo, original blind blocked morocco gilt (corners and edges of boards a little worn), all edges gilt, front free-endpaper with gift inscription dated 1848, front pastedown and endpaper with bookplates of later owners, first blank with recent ownership inscription, extra illustrated title page with lithographed …
ROBINSON, H. E. C.
Sydney : H. E. C. Robinson, circa 1942. Third edition. Map printed in colour, 680 x 930 mm, folded as issued (a few short splits), with inset maps of Morocco and Algeria, Palestine, Malta, Suez.
SMITH, W. Robertson
Cambridge : at the University Press, 1885. Octavo, gilt-lettered brown cloth (slightly canted), shelf mark to foot of spine, bookplate from David James Banjamin to pastedown, presentation inscription ‘with the author’s kind regards’ to preliminary blank, wet stamp to verso of title page, pp. xiv; 322, (2), (16 – publisher’s catalogue dated November 1885), internally …
Illustrated by James McBey. London : George Allen & Unwin, 1920. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth (corners a little bumped), tipped-in colour frontispiece, pp. 287, colour and black and white plates, a very good copy. Pencil signature ‘Dinning’ to endpaper, possibly the author’s signature (unverified). An account of the Australian Light Horse in the First World War. …
London : C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1877. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (flecked), pp. viii; 224; 32 (catalogue), fore edge foxed. Historian, writer and teacher James Bonwick arrived in Hobart from England in 1841. After teaching there and later in Adelaide he moved to Victoria at the height of the gold rush in 1852, initially publishing …
Selections of the Bostân of Sâdi. Intended for the use of students of the Persian language (presentation copy)
London : printed by L. Schonberg, for Allen & Co et al, 1838. Duodecimo, full diced calf, ruled in gilt, spine in compartments with contrasting morocco title label, marbled edges and endpapers, inscription in Farsi to preliminary blank, pp. iii (preface in English); 107 (text in Farsi), presentation inscription in copperplate pen ‘To William Andrew, …
WALCH, Johannes (1757-1824)
nebst allen neuen Entdeckungen, Säkularisationen, und Entschädigungen. Augsburg : im Verlag bei Johannes Walch, 1812. Small oblong quarto, original cloth backed papered boards (heavily rubbed, corners worn), hand coloured copper engraved title leaf with original owner’s signature, followed by  engraved maps, all with some degree of contemporary hand colouring; manuscript foliation and a few …