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[FIJIAN BIBLE].
Ai vola tabu sa volai kina na veiyalayalati makawa kei na veiyalayalati vou. London 1938.
. Pp. 960, 284. Original black cloth, slightly worn. Old ownership signature on title. A reprint of the revised version of 1902 of the Holy Bible in Fijian.
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Book number: 99912
€  100.00 [Appr.: US$ 118.61 | £UK 91 | JP• 12423]
Catalogue: Pacific Islands
Keywords: Pacific Islands, fidji, fiji, bible, religious, pacific, pacific islands, sŲderhavet, exploration

 
[KAWAURA, KEN-ICHI]
Album of Old Japanese Prints of the Ukiyo-ye School. Reproduced from the Collection of Ken-ichi Kawaura. Tokyo, Yoshizawa & Co, 1919.
. Folio. Pp. (iv), 6 "list of plates", 120 pages with 425 b/w illustrations, six wood engraved plates (five coloured) + pp. 15 "Biographical notes", one page with Japanese colophon. Original decorated silk-covered boards, title label on upper cover, silk ties. First edition, number 92 of 150 copies. Old ownership signature on title. An impressive collection with faithful reproductions of beautiful prints by many celebrated artists. Some minor staining but overall a very handsome copy.
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Book number: 120643
€  480.00 [Appr.: US$ 569.31 | £UK 436.75 | JP• 59629]
Catalogue: Japan
Keywords: Japan, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, ukiyo-e, woodcuts, illustrated,

 
[KATE GREENAWAY]:
Almanach de Kate Greenaway pour 1889. Paris, Hachette et Cie, 1889.
. 24mo. Lvs (12). With lovely colour illustrations throughout. Publisher's pictorial hard cover, somewhat rubbed, rebound with new endpapers. French ediiton, translated from the English. Printed by E. Evans.
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Book number: 100089
€  150.00 [Appr.: US$ 177.91 | £UK 136.5 | JP• 18634]
Catalogue: France
Keywords: France, almanac, almanack, illustrations, illustrated, colour, french,

 
[DE LA FOREST-MOUET, J.]:
Alphabet geographique des empires, royaumes, etats, pays, isles, villes, caps, ... que l'on trouve dans l'histoire ancienne, tant sainte, que profane. Paris, Jean Luc Nyon, 1710.
. 12mo. Pp. (x), 110, 8, 111 - 135, (3). Contemporary calf, spine with five raised bands richly gilt, rubbed. Second edition (first 1708). Useful alphabetical listing of Greek and Roman (as well as Biblical) countries and places, providing young students with correct names, locations, dates, etc. A charming copy of a scarce work. Cf Cioranescu 30706.
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Book number: 24028
€  1000.00 [Appr.: US$ 1186.06 | £UK 909.5 | JP• 124228]
Catalogue: Europe
Keywords: Europe, geography, juvenile, travel, exploration,

 
[BURMA].
Alphabetum barmanorum seu regni avensis. Rome, typis Sac. Congregationis de Propagande Fide, 1787.
. Small 8vo. Pp. xvi (incl. one blank leaf), 64. With text in Pali written in Burmese script within woodcut ornamental border throughout. With one folding engraved plate signed G. Expilly. Near contemporary half calf on tree marbled boards, spine decorated in gilt and with title label. Beautiful decorated endpapers. Bookplate. Second edition (first 1776) of the first work to be printed with Burmese characters. The types were partly recast in this edition, and the text rewritten by Cajetanus Mantegatius and Johannes Percotius. Birrell & Garnett 21. Birrell & Garnett 21. Cordier BI 351. Herbert & Milner: "South-East Asia. Languages and literatures", pp. 9. Smitskamp PO 212.
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Book number: 38002
€  800.00 [Appr.: US$ 948.85 | £UK 727.75 | JP• 99382]
Catalogue: Burma
Keywords: Burma, burma, burmese, pali, language, alphabet, langue, linguistic, grammar, asia, asiatic, asien, asie, far east. east, eastern,

 
[CHOFFIN, DAVID ÉSTIENNE]:
Amusemens philologiques: ou mélange agréable de diverses pieces, Concernant l'histoire des personnes célébres, les evènemens mémorables, les usages & les monumens des anciens, la morale, la mythologie, & l'histoire naturelle. Two volumes. Halle 1755 & 1757.
. Pp. (xxx), 480; (xxii), 448, table (30). With titles printed in red and black, 2 engraved frontispieces and 9 engraved plates. Including plates of the coffee, tea and cacao plants. Contemporary half calf, worn, joints cracked. Choffin (1703-73) was a French linguist and professor at Halle. This work was repinted many times. Barbier i,160. Cf Cioranescu 19541.
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Book number: 18024
€  220.00 [Appr.: US$ 260.93 | £UK 200.25 | JP• 27330]
Keywords: Linguistics general, natural history, coffee, tea, cacao, ethnography, language, langue, linguistic

 [ALEXANDRE, NOÈL]:,  Apologie des dominicains missionnaires de la Chine. Ou réponse au livre du Père Le Tellier jésuite. Intitulé, Défense des nouveaux chrétiens; et à l'éclaircissement du P. Le Gobien de la même Compagnie, sur les honneurs que les chinois rendent à Confucius & aux morts. Cologne, chez les héritiers de Corneille-d'Egmond, 1699.
[ALEXANDRE, NOÈL]:
Apologie des dominicains missionnaires de la Chine. Ou réponse au livre du Père Le Tellier jésuite. Intitulé, Défense des nouveaux chrétiens; et à l'éclaircissement du P. Le Gobien de la même Compagnie, sur les honneurs que les chinois rendent à Confucius & aux morts. Cologne, chez les héritiers de Corneille-d'Egmond, 1699.
. 12mo. Pp. 503, table (7) + appendix (Latin text) 196, (6). Contemporary calf, spine with five raised bands decorated in gilt and with a red title label, bevelled gilt edges, rubbed, hinges weak, tail of spine with some small holes. Rare first edition, and an Italian edition was published in the same year. The appendix has a separate title: "Documenta controversiam missionariorum apostolicorum imperii sinici de cultu praesertim Confucii philosophi & progenitorum defunctorum spectantia, ac apologiam dominicanorum missionis sinicae ministrorum adversus libros R.R. Patrum Le Tellier & Le Gobien Societatis Jesu confirmantia". The Chinese Rites Controversy was an argument between Roman Catholic missionaries about whether the the religiosity of Confucianism and Chinese rituals during the 17th and 18th centuries. The Dominicians and Augustinians contrary to the Jesuits refused any adaptation to local customs and were horrified by the practices of the Jesuits. NoŽl Alexandre (1639-1724) was a French Dominician and a renowned professor of theology at Sorbonne. Cordier BS 876-77. De Backer & Sommervogel iii, 1513. Lach & Van Kley (1993:1) p. 386. LŲwendahl 228. Lust 854. Walravens (18987), 126 & 127.
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Book number: 120156
€  2000.00 [Appr.: US$ 2372.12 | £UK 1819 | JP• 248456]
Catalogue: China
Keywords: China, china, chine, kina, chinese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, jesuit, missionary, missionaries, travel, exploration, religion, religious, chinese rites

 
[ARVIEUX, LAURENT DE]:
Arabernas seder och lefnadssätt. Upsala, J. Edman, 1783.
. 12mo. Pp. xii, 203. Wrappers. Some minor staining. An abridged Swedish edition of d'Arvieux's description of the customs of the bedouins. (First Paris 1717). Translated and published by Samuel ÷dmann and with additional comments by him. Laurent d'Arvieux was a French diplomat who travelled extensively in the Middle East.
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Book number: 99488
€  220.00 [Appr.: US$ 260.93 | £UK 200.25 | JP• 27330]
Catalogue: Arabic world
Keywords: Arabic world, arabia, arabic, near east, middle east, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, orient, oriental, islam

 
[SIONITA, GABRIEL & JOANNES HESRONITA ETC.]:
Arabia, seu Arabum vicina: rumqz gentium orientalium leges, ritus, sacri et profani mores, instituta et historia: Accedunt praeterea varia per Arabiam itinera, in quibus multa notatu digna, enarrantur. Amsterdam, J. Jansson, 1633.
. 16mo. Pp. 297 (pages 270-79 omitted in pag. but text is complete). With engraved title. Old annotation on title. Some light waterstain to last few leaves. Contemporary vellum, slightly rubbed and one corner chipped. First edition of this charming pocket guide to the Arabic world. It covers Mecca, Baghdad, Aleppo, Damascus and Jerusalem. It's a compilation of various acccounts devoted to geograhy, history, culture, science, etc. Includes at end "Historia Arabum" by Wolfgang Drechsler and an appendix about the Arabic calender. De la Faye p. 10. Gay 3452. Smitskamp PO 188.
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Book number: 20007
€  550.00 [Appr.: US$ 652.33 | £UK 500.25 | JP• 68325]
Catalogue: Arabic world
Keywords: Arabic world, arabia, arabic, arabien, travel, exploration, explore, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, east, eastern,

 [ART NOUVEAU]., [ART NOUVEAU]. Documents d'art décoratif. Trente planches en couleuers et en noire. Paris, Librairie Renourd, H. Laurens (ca 1910).
[ART NOUVEAU].
[ART NOUVEAU]. Documents d'art décoratif. Trente planches en couleuers et en noire. Paris, Librairie Renourd, H. Laurens (ca 1910).
. Folio. Thirty mounted plates, of which sixteen in colour, on thick card board. As issued loose in original cloth-backed illustrated portfolio with cotton ties. Title page slightly browned but otherwise in excelllent condition. First edition. A collection of various Art Nouveau designs for ceramics, decorative panels, jewellery, furniture, silver and ironworks, jewellery, etc made by renowned artists at the time including Roubille, Brandt, Bacard, Daurat, Bacard and Sťgaud. Moreover, there are many textile patterns from this period which dates back to previous centuries. Some of the plates were also published in "Documents de dťcoration moderne" issued about 1900.
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Book number: 100760
€  750.00 [Appr.: US$ 889.55 | £UK 682.25 | JP• 93171]
Catalogue: Hungary
Keywords: Hungary, art nouveau, jugend, design, exploration, france, french, decoratif, decoration, konst, art, textiles, textile,

 [JONES, SIR WILLIAM] (ED.):, Asiatick Researches: or, Transactions of the Society, Instituted in Bengal, for Inquiring into History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences, and Literature, of Asia. Volumes I-II. Calcutta, printed and sold by Manuel Cantopher, 1788 [-89] - 1790 [-91].
[JONES, SIR WILLIAM] (ED.):
Asiatick Researches: or, Transactions of the Society, Instituted in Bengal, for Inquiring into History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences, and Literature, of Asia. Volumes I-II. Calcutta, printed and sold by Manuel Cantopher, 1788 [-89] - 1790 [-91].
. 4to. Pp. xvi, 465, (1) and 34 engraved plates: pp. (iv), 502, (1) and 11 engraved plates and two folding tables. Some browning along outer edges and partly with some minor staining. Half calf on marbled paper boards, spines with five raised bands and title labels. Beautifully rebound to period style by Bernard Middleton. First edition. First two volumes of the scarce Calcutta edition supervised by Sir William Jones (1746-94) who also contributed with several important papers. The Asiatick Researches was the original journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal founded in 1784 by Sir William Jones under the patronage of Warren Hastings. Jones was made the President of the Society and held the post until his death. He was a linguistic prodigy and by the end of his life he knew thirteen languages thoroughly. His important paper "On the Hindus" (here included) proposed the existence of a relationship among Indo-European languages. Other papers included are: Pearse's "Astronomical Observations in Fort William, and Between Madras and Calcutta"; "Some Account of the Sculptures and Ruins at Mavalipuram" by William Chambers; "Translation of a Sanscrit Inscription, copied from a Stone at Boodha-Gaya by Mr. Wilmot, 1785" translated by Charles Wilkins; "On the Antiquity of the Indian Zodiack" by William Jones; Turner's account on Tibet; and many more. A few papers are devoted to languages and include several linguistic plates. Graham Shaw, Printing in Calcutta to 1800, nr. 128 & 172. PMM 235 ("On the Hindus").
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Book number: 99777
€  6000.00 [Appr.: US$ 7116.37 | £UK 5456.75 | JP• 745367]
Catalogue: India
Keywords: India, india, indian, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, language, langue, lingustic, bengal,

 
[KANN, CHARLES ALBERT]:
Australien och dess guldregioner. Tillförlitliga underrättelser för utwandrare till Australien, i synnerhet med affseende på öfwerfart, ankomst, bosättning och guldgräfning. Göteborg, C.F. Arwidsson, 1853.
. Pp. (ii, v, one blank), 104. Original cloth-backed boards, small stain to upper cover, somewhat rubbed. Ownership signature (Gustaf Fr. Trotzig) dated 1853. A charming guide book for Swedes heading for Australia, especially to the goldfields of Victoria and New South Wales. Comprising several amusing stories of successful gold diggers. It's probably the earliest Scandinavian work of its kind. Charles Albert Kann, Swedish born but lived most of his life abroad including several years in Copenhagen. A Danish edition was published in the same year. We are not sure which of the two editions were published first. Beijbom, Australienfararna p. 46ff. Ferguson 11049a.
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Book number: 45007
€  750.00 [Appr.: US$ 889.55 | £UK 682.25 | JP• 93171]
Catalogue: Australia
Keywords: Australia, australia, australiana, australien, goldfields, golddigging, travel, exploration

 
[KERTEN, A.F.W.]:
Auszug aus dem Tagebuch eines Russen auf seiner Reise nach Riga. (Riga) 1783.
. Pp.192. St.o.t. Contemporary boards, worn. Bibl. Russica K372.
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Book number: 20047
€  550.00 [Appr.: US$ 652.33 | £UK 500.25 | JP• 68325]
Catalogue: Russia
Keywords: Russia, europe, russia, riga, europa, russie, russland

 
[SCHNITZKER (SCHNITSCHER), JOHAN CHRISTOPHER]:
Berättelse om Ajuckiniska Calmuckiet, eller om detta folkets ursprung, huru de kommit under ryssarnas lydno, deras gudar, gudsdyrkan och prester, huru de stiftas uti 4 uluffer eller folkhopar, deras politique och philosophie, med flera deras lefwernes sätt och seder så wid bröllop som begrafningar. Stockholm, Lars Salvius, 1744.
. Small 8vo. Pp. (x), 68. Modern half vellum on marbled paper boards, title label on upper cover. Rare first edition. Contains the first printed ethnographical description of the land of the Kalmucks. Schnitzker, a Swedish born captain in the Russian Army, accompanied a Chinese embassy to the Kalmyk Aiuk Khan in 1714. His comprehensive account of the Kalmyks comprises information about the life, customs, and beleifs of the people, as well as on the Russo-Kalmyk and Russo-Chinese relations at the time. Includes notes by Johan Gustaf Renat, an officer who lived in this area for 17 years. Printed by Lars Salvius and includes a preface by him. A German translation was issued in 1760 and an abridged Russian edition appeared in 1764. Cordier BS 637. Jarring (1981) pp 69-70. LŲwendahl 430.
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Book number: 24042
€  1200.00 [Appr.: US$ 1423.27 | £UK 1091.5 | JP• 149073]
Keywords: Central Asia & India, asia, asie, asien, orient, east, asiatica, india, central asia, east india, south asia, indien, kalmyk, kalmucks

 
[WICHSELL, JÖRAN]:
Beskrifning om Rysslands belägenhet / gränssor / landskaper / städer / styrelse / macht / klädseder och andra beskaffenheter nu för tiden. Stockholm, Olof Enaeo, Kongl. Antiq. Arch. Boktr. Åhr 1706.
. Pp. (iv), 92. Boards. Bookplate (Carl Jedvard Bonde). Copy of Ericsberg. Scarce Swedish work dealing with Russia and its provinces, towns, borders, government, inhabitants, army, laws, commerce etc. Wichsell was secretary to Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie, chancellor to Queen Christina. This work is probably a compilation of various foreign works. Cat. Russica 708. Ňhlťn & Ňhlťn 17.22.
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Book number: 99651
€  540.00 [Appr.: US$ 640.47 | £UK 491.25 | JP• 67083]
Catalogue: Russia
Keywords: Russia, russia, russian, russe, europe, european, travel, exploration, history,

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