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Melbourne: Government printer, 13 September, 1888. Single foolscap sheet, a little foxed, good. Being a census of recent Chinese migrants having arrived at the Port of in Melbourne (return to parliament stating names of all vessels conveying Chinese passengers, names of captains and owners thereof, those alighted, poll-tax, sundry details).....
Melbourne: Government printer, 1881. Single foolscap sheet, fine. 'Despatch from the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies relative to the representation of the Intercolonial conference respecting the introduction of Chinese immigrants by the Government of Western Australia.'.
Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer, 2 December, 1856. Single foolscap sheet. Regulations divided into six parts: camps in designated locations, power of the state to relocate Chinese settlements on the goldfields, appointment of Headmen, water use restrictions, aid to be afforded sick and invalid miners, and the settlement of disputes.....
London: W. Stansby for H. Fetherstone, 1625-1626.
The extraordinary collection of voyage narratives in EnglishFive volumes, folio (in sixes), with seven double-page engraved maps, and 88 smaller maps or illustrations in the text; additional ornamental title page to the first volume; a few marginal repairs, some of the in-text.....
London: Richard Phillips, 1822. Octavo, 116 pp., later cloth. An interesting anonymous account (the Preface is signed "J.R. Supercargo") of an early journey through China from Macao to Canton on board the English vessel Friendship, Captain Ross. The book also includes several separate articles of interest including an official edict.....
London: John Senex, 1721.
With the Tsar's route to China delineatedHand-coloured engraved map measuring 540 x 625 mm. (sheet size), with ornamental title caption to the top left corner; slight aging, very good condition, mounted. Finely engraved map of greater Asia (including Arabia, India and a small portion of.....
London: Stockdale, 8 December, 1789. Stipple engraving, 230 x 180 mm. (plate size), some spotting else fine. Uncommon engraved portrait of John Watts, veteran of Cook's third voyage, who sailed with the First Fleet on board Lady Penrhyn. Although published by Stockdale and intended to be included in Governor Phillip's.....
Paris: G. Van Oest, 1929-1930.
Buddhist arts of China and Central AsiaFour volumes, large quarto, with a total of 476 photographic plates, uncut as issued in the publisher's card covers with printed dust-jackets; covers and jackets worn and chipped, (some splitting at covers and spines), nonetheless a very good.....
Melbourne: Robert Barr, 1890.
"The gigantic evil of the opium trade"Slim pamphlet, 16pp, covers worn and thumbed, chipped at corners affecting all leaves. Condemnation of British opium policy with China: 'I therefore ask the house to register a protest against England's greatest national sin'. House of Commons, Session 1889.....
Paris: la veuve Lepetit, 1804.
Beautiful French editionSeven volumes, duodecimo, comprising six text volumes with an atlas of uniform size containing a folding map and twenty double-page plates; original dark calf decorated in blind and gilt. A most attractive set of the delightful 'Bibliothèque portative' edition, a diminutive French.....
London: William Allen an Co., 1839.
Chinese opium edicts translated for an English audience.Octavo, [xii], 178 pp. original cloth (expertly rebacked retaining backstrip); with the publisher's advertisment leaf bound in, a good copy. Pointed essay of the injustice of the opium trade by Algernon Thelwall, son of the English.....
London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1902.
Photographic record of the siege of Tientsin.Octavo, plates and two maps; an excellent copy in original gilt decorated cloth. Account of the Boxer rebellions, written by a British journalist on the ground in China, and copiously illustrated with photo plates throughout. The author.....
Lille & Grammont: Maison du Bon Livre & Oeuvre de St. Charles, circa 1900.
Early French visitor to LhasaFolio, illustrated throughout including photographic plates and full-page steel-engravings, original deep blue decorated wrappers. A particularly good copy of this important account of China and Tibet by the French missionary Évariste.....
Paris: Dondey-Dupré père et fils, 1826-1827.
A Russian envoy to ChinaTwo octavo volumes bound in one, and a quarto atlas with lithographic title page, large folding map, two folding plans and eight lithographic plates; matching later quarter crimson morocco. First French edition, recounting the experiences of a Russian envoy.....
London: Smith, Elder and Company, 1859. Octavo, with five folding maps and eight lithographic plates including frontispiece, a few maps with old tape repairs and subsequent browning; spine sunned, one corner bumped, a little shaken but good in original deep red decorated cloth with gilt spine. First edition: a detailed.....