[Nara: c. 1800]. Woodcut book of the samurai armor at the Kasaga Shrine, Nara Prefecture, "A fine illustrated... Read More about Kasaga Shrine Samurai Armor collection
New York: Putnam. London: John Murray, 1899. First American Edition. Her last work. Read More about The Yangtze Valley And Beyond An Account Of Journeys In China, Chiefly In The Province Of Sze...
[Sydney]: AH & AW Reed Pty. Ltd, 1980. #11 of 150 copies signed and numbered by the artist. with a lithograph with same number, signed by the artist, laid in. WITH LITHOGRAPH. Charles Blackman was born in Sydney in 1928, though spent much of his childhood in Queensland. He's best..... Read More about The Last Domains
New York: c. 1943]. A fine portrait of Armenian-born Kelekian (1868-1951), one of the most important art/antiquites dealers of the modern era. Known to his peers as the "dean of antiquities", Kelekian's connoisseurship of the ancient art of the Near East opened the eyes of many Americans to a heritage..... Read More about Portrait of Dikran G. Kelekian
Canberra: National Library of Australia, 1986. Facsimile Edition. Number 376 of 500 bound copies. Read More about The Bligh Notebook 'Rough Account - Lieutenant Wm Bligh's Voyage In the Bounty's Launch From the...
New York: Published by Edmund M. Blunt for William Hooker, 1822. Tenth edition, first issue with ads dated march, 1822 and with new plate added to this edition "Isles of Shoals." With an advertisement at front by William Hooker 202 Water, corner of Fulton and Water-street, New York (Old Esatblished..... Read More about The American Coast Pilot, containing the Coyurses and Distances between the Principal Harbours,...
New York: Published by Edmund and George W. Blunt, 179 Water Street, May, 1847. 15th Edition. Read More about The American Coast Pilot; containing Directions for the Principal Harbors, Capes and Headlands on...
Tokyo: The Hokuseido Press, 1933. First. Ronald Victor Courtenay Bodley, MC (1892-1970), a British army officer, lived in Japan in the early 1930s, and was considered by Westerners at that time to be a preeminent source of knowledge on the area, proving to be erroneous on whether the Japanese were..... Read More about A Japanese Omelette. A British Writer's Impressions on the Japanese Empire
VP including Ladysmith, Geluk Farm, Vluchfontein et al: 28 October 1899 - 5 April 1901. FIRST-HAND ACCOUNT OF THE SIEGE OF LADYSMITH. A fine group of letters by an English intelligence officer steadily rising through the ranks. In 1899 he is "sleep[ing] in the open air, only one blanket &..... Read More about 20 Letters reporting events at Ladysmith, the Transvaal, Bloemfontein and elsewhere
[London: Of A. H. Blackburn, Stationer, Also of H. Roberts (Harrison & Sons Typ.)], 1899. To be sold for the Boer War Fund at a cost of 1d. Read More about Hymn for Our Soldiers (By the Sister of an Officer) To the Tune of “Onward! Christian Soldiers”
London: Henry G. Bohn, 1862. Second edition, revised and continued to the present Time. Read More about A Pictorial Hand-book of Modern Geography on a Popular Plan compiled from the best authorities
London: Printed for Richard Phillips, 1809; 1807; n.d . Second edition of first title, rest first editions. A sammelband of three travel narratives from Richard Phillips' 'Modern and Contemporary Voyages and Travels' series. Read More about A Voyage to the Demerary … and Other Contiguous Rivers of Guyana [Bound with:] SPILSBURY,...
London: Printed for J. Nourse…and T. Davies…, 1772. First English Edition. The First French Circumnavigation. First English edition of the first French circumnavigation (first published in Paris, 1771). Bougainville’s command was to first turn over the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands to the Spanish, allies of the French. He tells the story..... Read More about A Voyage round the World…In the years 1776, 1767, 1768, and 1769…Translated from the French...
[Lahore: ca. 1865]. Bourne cat. # 2126. British-born Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) photographed the landscape and architecture of India and the Himalayan region from 1863-1870. "[R]ecognized as an important landscape photographer, Bourne entered a partnership with Charles Shepherd" and "became a leading supplier of Indian views" (Pare, PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARCHITECTURE, p...... Read More about Sir Robert Montgomery's Camel Carriage in Government House, Lahore [pencil caption
[Darjeeling: 1869]. Bourne cat. # 1904. Four upper-class Booteas, Tibetan-speaking inhabitants of Nepal.British-born Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) photographed the landscape and architecture of India and the Himalayan region from 1863-1870. "[R]ecognized as an important landscape photographer, Bourne entered a partnership with Charles Shepherd" and "became a leading supplier of Indian views"..... Read More about “Group of Booteas” [pencil caption
[India: ca. 1865]. Bourne cat. #2065. British-born Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) photographed the landscape and architecture of India and the Himalayan region from 1863-1870. "[R]ecognized as an important landscape photographer, Bourne entered a partnership with Charles Shepherd" and "became a leading supplier of Indian views" (Pare, PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARCHITECTURE, p. 251)..... Read More about Mundapum, with facade of carved horses
[Tibet: ca. 1865]. Bourne cat. # 1132B. A striking group portrait of six Tibetans, including a seated priest reading and fingering prayer beads and a woman, with her back to the camera, displaying an elaborate headdress.British-born Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) photographed the landscape and architecture of India and the Himalayan region..... Read More about Tibetan natives [pencil caption
Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1840. Second Edition. MEMOIR OF NATHANIEL BOWDITCH. Nathaniel Bowditch, astronomer and mathematician, and author of "The New American Practical Navigator" was the most important author to American sea captainsInscription on ffep: "James R Stanwood from Miss E.S. Quincy. Quincy, Massachusetts: 18th October, 1880."..... Read More about Memoir of Nathaniel Bowditch. By His Son
New York: McDowell, Obolensky, (1957). First English Language ediition. Printed in Switzerland. Read More about Yallah
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1908. Later edition. Original published March, 1907. An account of the siege of Peking by Bertram Lenox Simpson (1877-1930), under the pen name B.L. Putnam Weale. Simpson was born in China, later worked at the Imperial Maritime Customs, from which he was sacked in 1901. Robert..... Read More about Indiscreet Letters from Peking Being the Notes of an Eye-witness, which Set Forth in Some Detail,...
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1933. First Edition. "The author Joyce Boyd-Moss and her husband George farmed in Tanganyika, and she recounts adventures, hartebeest and zebra [sic]. Elephants were also collected, as were additional leopards and lions that preyed on the couple's dairy herd. There is also a good..... Read More about My Farm in Lion Country
London: Longmans, Green, 1881. First Edition, later printing. Read More about Sunshine and Storm in the East, or Cruises to Cyprus and Constantinople
London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1885. First edition. Read More about In the Trades, The Tropics & the Roaring Forties: 14,000 Miles in the Sunbeam in 1883
London: [s.n.], 1820. One of 125 copies, privately printed. One of 125 -- Doheny Copy. Read More about Barnab Itinerarium, or Barnabee's Journal ... with a Life of the Author, a Bibliographical...
Mexico: Alfred Knopf, 1945. First edition. Read More about Brazil. An Interpretation
Shanghai: Kelly and Walsh, Ltd, 1922. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Read More about Peking: A Historical and Intimate Description of its Chief Places of Interest