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  1. The Rt. Hon. Sir Ernest Satow G.C.M.G. A Memoir.
    ALLEN, Bernard M. The Rt. Hon. Sir Ernest Satow G.C.M.G. A Memoir.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression, of this biography of eminent diplomat Ernest Satow (1843-1929). Satow was recruited by the Foreign Office straight out of university as a student interpreter in the British Japan Consular Service, at the age of 19. Satow had "an almost unprecedented proficiency" for Japanese amongst British diplomats, allowing him to... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 129203

  2. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:
    BARROW, John. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:

    London : 1806

    First edition of the "first illustrated English work on Vietnam" (Hill), being a description of the outward voyage of Lord Macartney's embassy to China. The account is superbly illustrated with aquatints of views, "types," and natural history specimens, Abbey commending the aquatinting as "of excellent quality."

    "The voyage visited Madeira,... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 81263

  3. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:
    BARROW, John. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:

    London : 1806

    First edition of the "first illustrated English work on Vietnam" (Hill), being a description of the outward voyage of Lord Macartney's embassy to China. The account is superbly illustrated with aquatints of views, "types," and natural history specimens, Abbey commending the aquatinting as "of excellent quality."

    "The voyage visited Madeira,... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 80780

  4. Diarium, oder Tage-Buch über dasjenige,
    BEHR, Johann von der. Diarium, oder Tage-Buch über dasjenige,

    Jena : 1668

    First and only edition of this fascinating account of the East Indies and Persia by a German soldier in the service of the VOC. "Behr enlisted in 1641 and sailed to Batavia about two years later he went on to serve in Java, as well as with the fleet of Johann Maetsuycker on the Malabar Coast. Apart from a voyage to Persia, Behr spent four of his six... Learn More
    £6,750.00

    Stock Code: 141776

  5. Bye-laws made under the Rules and Regulations of the Singapore Boxing Association.
    BOXING. Bye-laws made under the Rules and Regulations of the Singapore Boxing Association.

    Singapore : [1940]

    A scarce manual for members of the Singapore Boxing Association, this example dates from the 1940s, pages 13-19 containing examples of contract forms dated "194" in print, the final digit to be added by hand. The Singapore Amateur Boxing Association, as it is today called, was founded in 1930, and is the national controlling body for the sport of amateur... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 121967

  6. A Narrative of Travel and Sport in Burmah, Siam, and the Malay Peninsula.
    BRADLEY, John. A Narrative of Travel and Sport in Burmah, Siam, and the Malay Peninsula.

    London : 1876

    First edition. Extremely uncommon. "An interesting work combining travel, observation and big game hunting. Near the Sittang River in Burma, the author hunted numerous tigers, including an episode of tiger shooting related by his companion Captain Lacy. Near the River Thungyen, an elephant was bagged, with additional notes on hunting leopard, deer,... Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 71504

  7. [Photograph album, titled on front cover:] In Memory of My China Cruise.
    CHINA - BERRY, Charles Edmond, Yeoman 2nd Class, US Navy. [Photograph album, titled on front cover:] In Memory of My China Cruise.

    Chefoo (Yantai), Shanghai, Singapore : 1934-7

    A highly evocative album containing over 300 photographs, both personal and from commercial studios, recording the active service of the USS Parrott (DD-218) on the China Station with the Asiatic Fleet - part of Destroyer Division 58 - including the Asiatic neutrality patrol in 1935 and 1936, offering a wealth of images of China, Japan, the Philippines,... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 115861

  8. Collection of material relating to Wingate's Chindits and their campaigns in Burma.
    CHINDITS. Collection of material relating to Wingate's Chindits and their campaigns in Burma.

    1940s-1980s]

    Superb collection of material concerning the Chindits, includes Wingate's Report on the Operations of 77th Brigade; the original MS of the Hedley's book Jungle Fighter; a number of SEAC Chindit publications; a small trove of pieces from the collection of a serving Chindit officer, including intelligence reports, some excellent press photographs, and... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 65880

  9. An Aide-de-Camp's Recollections of Service in China, a Residence in Hong-Kong, and Visits to other Islands in the Chinese Seas.
    CUNYNGHAME, Sir Arthur Thurlow. An Aide-de-Camp's Recollections of Service in China, a Residence in Hong-Kong, and Visits to other Islands in the Chinese Seas.

    London : 1844

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Cunynghame "From the author, to Dr. Heldermaier" on the half-title of the first volume: Dr Heldermaier is recorded as the headmaster of Worksop School in Nottinghamshire. Cunynghame (1812-1884), the son of a Scottish baronet and the illegitimate daughter of Edward Thurlow, the lord chancellor, was commissioned... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 112176

  10. Oriental Repertory.
    DALRYMPLE, Alexander. Oriental Repertory.

    London : 1791[-97]

    First edition, first issue, large paper copy, from the stated print-run of 250 copies only, of this valuable compilation of researches into the history, culture, topography, commerce and natural history of India, Burma, Cochinchina, and China, consisting mostly of reports, charts and translation produced by agents of the East India Company, including... Learn More
    £19,500.00

    Stock Code: 115902

  11. A Picturesque Voyage to India; by the way of China.
    DANIELL, Thomas & William. A Picturesque Voyage to India; by the way of China.

    London : 1810

    First edition, text and plates watermarked 1808. Originally issued in ten parts, this is one of the most famous books on the scenery of China and India to come out of the Golden Age of British aquatint. In 1784, Thomas Daniell (1749-1840) "received permission from the East India Company to travel as 'engraver' to India with his nephew William Daniell... Learn More
    £9,250.00

    Stock Code: 120028

  12. A Description of the Empire of China and Chinese-Tartary, Together with the Kingdoms of Korea, and Tibet:
    DU HALDE, Jean Baptiste. A Description of the Empire of China and Chinese-Tartary, Together with the Kingdoms of Korea, and Tibet:

    London : 1738-41

    Second and most complete English edition of Du Halde's encyclopaedic survey, "the first definitive European work on the Chinese empire" (Hill) and a cornerstone of any collection of books on China. It was first published in French in 1735; the first English edition published the following year contained just 19 plates and 4 maps.

    Du Halde (1674-1743)... Learn More
    £22,500.00

    Stock Code: 143967

  13. Burma, after the Conquest,
    GEARY, Grattan. Burma, after the Conquest,

    London : 1886

    First edition of this "detailed description of Upper Burma at the time of the annexation" (Speake). Grattan Geary (d. 1900) was "editor of the Times of India, and subsequently acquired the Bombay Gazette where the present work was printed, took a prominent part in Bombay municipal affairs and was at one time Chairman of the Corporation. An able writer,... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 133453

  14. Description historique du royaume de Macaçar.
    GERVAISE, Nicolas. Description historique du royaume de Macaçar.

    Paris : 1688

    First edition of the first detailed description of Makassar, a kingdom on the island of Sulawesi/Celebes, and a key VOC entrepot in the Malukan spice trade. Gervaise (1663-1729) was a French Jesuit based in Siam/Thailand, who visited the region en route to France in 1685, and here provides a survey of its natural history, geography and ethnography.... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 144123

  15. The India Directory, or, Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the Interjacent Ports of Africa and South America.
    HORSBURGH, James. The India Directory, or, Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the Interjacent Ports of Africa and South America.

    London : 1841-43

    Scarce fifth edition of this important and justly famous publication, much enlarged in successive editions from the first of 1809-11, which was to become the standard manual for the eastern navigation; this copy with an excellent nautical pedigree, having passed through the hands of a trio of American sea captains.

    Provenance: mounted on a preliminary... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 139134

  16. The India Directory, or, Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the Interjacent Ports of Africa and South America.
    HORSBURGH, James. The India Directory, or, Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the Interjacent Ports of Africa and South America.

    London : 1841-43

    An exceptionally well-preserved copy, presented here in an American naval officer's portable book box - as such remarkably uncommon - with the additional appeal of a series of original holograph coastal profiles. This is the fifth edition of this important publication, much enlarged in successive editions from the first of 1809-11, which was to become... Learn More
    £30,000.00

    Stock Code: 126537

  17. Indian Independence Movement in East Asia.
    INDIAN NATIONAL ARMY - GIANI, Kesar Singh. Indian Independence Movement in East Asia.

    Lahore : 1947

    First and only edition of 2,000. This is a scarce account of the history, goals and administration of Azad Hind (Free India) by Kesar Singh Giani, who worked as a civil administrator for its Provisional Government; Library Hub shows only 3 locations (BL, Oxford and SOAS). The idea of establishing a Free Indian State opposed to British rule in the country... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 129766

  18. Urbis Romae topographia.
    MARLIANI, Bartolomeo. Urbis Romae topographia.

    Rome & Basel : 1544 & 1543

    First illustrated edition, second issue (with woodcut device on title page) of Marliani's Urbis Romae topographia, one of the most celebrated early guides to Rome, illustrated with superb engravings of the city's most important sites. The important folding map cut by the calligrapher and wood engraver Giovanni Battista Palatino, probably designed by... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 130002

  19. Notices of the Indian Archipelago, and Adjacent Countries;
    MOOR, John Henry. Notices of the Indian Archipelago, and Adjacent Countries;

    Singapore : 1837

    First edition of one of the earliest books published in Singapore, comprising of articles first published in the Singapore Chronicle, Singapore's first newspaper, between 1824 and 1834. The proposed second part was never published. This valuable resource includes articles which would now otherwise be lost, as there are no known surviving copies of the... Learn More
    £28,500.00

    Stock Code: 132433

  20. Burma Under British Rule - And Before.
    NISBET, John. Burma Under British Rule - And Before.

    London : 1901

    First edition, first impression, of this detailed history of Burma, which notably discusses the history of the country before British colonisation in 1824. The work "stands as an exemplar" of histories written from personal experience, Nisbet "taking trouble to separate himself from official discourses whilst providing a comprehensive work based on... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 134442

  21. This War in Vietnam.
    OKAMURA, Akihiko. This War in Vietnam.

    Tokyo : 1965

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 35147

  22. Edwards's Australasian Catalogue:
    PETHERICK, Edward Augustus, compiler. Edwards's Australasian Catalogue:

    London : [1899]

    First edition of bookseller, publisher, bibliographer and book collector's 3,000 item priced catalogue of Australiana. In 1865, the English-born Petherick (1847-1917) started collecting titles for a catalogue or bibliography of Australia but temporarily abandoned the project in 1870 to focus on reorganising the bookselling firm that he worked for, George... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 118564

  23. Voyage commercial et politique aux Indes Orientales, aux iles Philippines, a la Chine,
    RENOUARD DE SAINTE-CROIX, Carloman-Louis-François Félix, marquis. Voyage commercial et politique aux Indes Orientales, aux iles Philippines, a la Chine,

    Paris : 1810

    First edition. Having lost Pondicherry (Puducherry) in the siege of 1793, the French regained it under the terms of the Treaty of Amiens, but in fact Henry Wellesley refused to cede it, and therefore when Renouard de Sainte-Croix (1767-1840) arrived in 1802 he was almost immediately imprisoned. A soldier-savant, he had been sent out to help organise... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 100737

  24. Forty Drawings.
    SEARLE, Ronald. Forty Drawings.

    Cambridge : 1946

    First edition, first impression, of Searle's first published work, a collection of drawings from his time as a Japanese prisoner of war between 1942 and 1945. Searle was captured in February 1942 whilst stationed in Singapore and set to work on the Siam-Burma Death Railway. He returned to England in October 1945 with the final defeat of the Japanese... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 116705

  25. A Grammar of the Hindustani Language.
    SHAKESPEAR, John. A Grammar of the Hindustani Language.

    London : 1826

    Third edition of an essential text for the dedicated servant of the East India Company; preceded by editions of 1813 and 1818, all early iterations being uncommon. This copy with an appealing Indian provenance, bearing the contemporary ownership inscription at head of the title page of John H. W. Waugh, assistant surgeon on the Bengal Medical Establishment.... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 140865

  26. Remarkable one-page typed letter signed to Abe Rosenthal of the New York Times, concerning the withdrawal from Vietnam.
    SHEEHAN, Neil. Remarkable one-page typed letter signed to Abe Rosenthal of the New York Times, concerning the withdrawal from Vietnam.

    Washington, D.C. : 1975

    On the eve of the withdrawal from Saigon, Pulitzer-winning journalist Neil Sheehan writes to legendary editor Abe Rosenthal: a letter of superb content and context, conveying disillusionment with the Vietnam "experiment" and the anger that informs Sheehan's A Bright Shining Lie, the "one book that captures the Vietnam War in the sheer Homeric scale... Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 141264

  27. Big Game Shooting in India, Burma, and Somāliland.
    STOCKLEY, Vesey M. Big Game Shooting in India, Burma, and Somāliland.

    London : 1913

    First edition, increasingly scarce in commerce. Stockley was an officer in the Indian Army (16th Bengal Lancers) from 1874 to 1912, serving at Tel el Kebir and in the occupation of Cairo during the Anglo-Egyptian War, and later seeing action during the Boxer Rebellion; in the Great War he commanded the Tyneside Irish, then the Second Tyneside Scottish.... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 119302

  28. Journal of a Nine Months' Residence in Siam.
    TOMLIN, Jacob. Journal of a Nine Months' Residence in Siam.

    London : 1831

    First and sole edition of this extremely uncommon and engaging narrative, presented here nicely in the original boards. Jacob Tomlin, of the London Missionary Society, accompanied the German missionary and civil servant Karl Gützlaff during most of his pioneering visit to Thailand in 1828, when the two men were the first Protestant missionaries to... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 145984

  29. Collection of 16 photographic albums; [together with:] typescript diary.
    VERNAY, Arthur Stannard. Collection of 16 photographic albums; [together with:] typescript diary.

    [1920s-30s]

    An extraordinary personal archive of over 3,000 original photographs assembled by one of the most renowned naturalists and big-game hunters of the inter-war years. Spanning Africa, the Middle East, India, and East Asia, these albums offer an unrivalled insight into some of the most significant scientific expeditions of the period, many undertaken at... Learn More
    £125,000.00

    Stock Code: 133409

  30. The Malay Archipelago:
    WALLACE, Alfred Russel. The Malay Archipelago:

    London : 1869

    Second edition, first published earlier that year, of "one of the finest scientific travel books ever written" (DSB). Wallace's account of his path-breaking eight-year collecting expedition was a huge success on first publication and has drawn praise for its artistic format and literary style in addition to its scientific merits, and has been shown... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 128819

  31. Report on Operations of 77th Indian Infantry Brigade in Burma, February to June 1943.
    WINGATE, Orde Charles. Report on Operations of 77th Indian Infantry Brigade in Burma, February to June 1943.

    New Delhi : 1943

    First and only edition, number 162 of 200 copies printed, of this secret and highly controversial report, withdrawn and redacted shortly after publication. Rare: Library Hub lists the IWM copy only, with the note "back pocket empty"; WorldCat shows only a reprint of 1984 in the library of the Australian Defence Force Academy. This copy with a cyclostyled... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 116862

  32. 90th Training Squadron in the China-Burma-India Theatre - personal photograph album with miniature format original photographs.
    WORLD WAR II - SHEW, Glenn B. 90th Training Squadron in the China-Burma-India Theatre - personal photograph album with miniature format original photographs.

    1943-5

    A small collection of material documenting pilot training and service during World War Two, concluding with combat duty in India and Burma. The miniature format photographs are largely scenes on or around the unit's base in India, and although small reveal considerable detail when viewed under a lens. The larger images include Shew and his colleague... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 113374

  33. Hevea Brasiliensis or Para Rubber.
    WRIGHT, Herbert. Hevea Brasiliensis or Para Rubber.

    Colombo : 1905

    First edition. Uncommon, just 5 locations on Library Hub, WorldCat adds 7 further. This copy inscribed "To I.H. Burkill Esqre. from the Author". Wright was one of the leading authorities on tropical agriculture of his day, described in his Times obituary as "one of the foremost figures in the rubber industry". Educated at the Royal College of Science,... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 125921

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