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Book Image Urdu Gospels and Acts of the Apostles, printed at Calcutta in Arabic type

[BIBLE - GOSPELS & ACTS - URDU].

The four gospels and the Acts, in Hindustání. Translated from the Greek. by the Calcutta Baptist missionaries.
Calcutta (Kolkata), The Bible Translation Society, American and Foreign Bible Society, 1849. 12mo. With the title in Hindustani (Urdu) and English, and the text in Urdu only. The pages procede from right to left like a normal book in Arabic type. Set in Arabic type with the English title in roman capitals. Contemporary textured  cloth, with the publisher's letterpress-printed paper spine label and a paper spine label with a manuscript shelf mark.
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Orders and Information  € 1250



Book Image Urdu Gospel of St Luke and Acts of the Apostles
Printed at Calcutta in Arabic type

[BIBLE - LUKE & ACTS - URDU].

The Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles in Hindustání.
Calcutta (Kolkata), The Bible Translation Society, American and Foreign Bible Society, 1850. 12mo. With the title in Hindustani (Urdu) and English, and the text in Urdu only. The pages procede from right to left like a normal book in Arabic type. Set in 2 sizes of Arabic type with the English title in roman capitals. Contemporary dark brown cloth.
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Orders and Information  € 750



Book Image Portuguese voyage from Lisbon to Macau (China) and back

CALDEIRA, Carlos José.

Apontamentos d'uma viagem de Lisboa á China e China e da China a Lisboa.
Lisbon, G.M. Martins (vol. 1) and Castro & Irmão (vol. 2), 1852-1853. 2 volumes. 8vo. Volume 2 with wood-engraved vignette of a steam ship on title-page. Volume 1 with 19 Chinese characters on pp. 404-405. Contemporary gold-tooled dark blue half sheepskin, marbled sides, sprinkled edges.
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Orders and Information  € 450



Book Image Dutch corvette attacked by daimyo opposed to foreigners in Japan
Second edition, from the library of one of the ancestors of its First Mate

CASEMBROOT, François de.

De Medusa in de wateren van Japan, in 1863 en 1864; ... Tweede druk, met een plaatje en twee kaartjes.
The Hague, Van Cleef brothers, 1865. 8vo. With lithographed frontispiece and 2 lithographed folding maps showing the battle formations near Japan. Original publisher's lithographed wrappers.
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Orders and Information  € 3500



Book Image Stories of hunting in India, with 8 tinted lithographed plates
and chromolithographed binding illustrations

CASTILLON, A. and Jean Victor Vincent ADAM.

Chasses aux Indes.
Paris, A. Courcier (back of half-title & colophon: printed by Charles Noblet), [1861]. Oblong 4to (22 x 31.5 cm). With 8 tinted lithographed plates (the first as frontispiece) by V. Adam. Original publisher's chromolithographed boards, with hunting scenes on the front and back. Rebacked.
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Orders and Information  € 1750



Book Image John Crawfurd's sequel to his History of the Indian Archipelago

CRAWFURD, John.

A descriptive dictionary of the Indian Islands & adjacent countries.
London, Bradbury & Evans, 1856. 8vo. With a folding engraved map of parts of the East Indies and Southeast Asia, with title "Asiatic Archipelago". Original publisher's blind-blocked brown cloth, title in gold on spine.
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Orders and Information  € 2750



Book Image Account on the confinement and death of one of the leading men in the rites controversy in China

[DANDI, Giovanni Pellegrino].

Relazione del penosissimo carcere, e della preziosa morte dell' eminentissimo Sig. Carlo Tomaso Maillard di Tournon ... con la facoltà di Legato a Latere nell' impero della Cina, e regni dell' Indie Orientali seguita nella citta di Macao, li 6 del mese di Guigno dell' anno 1710.
Forli, Fasti, "17012" [= 1712]. Small 8vo (14.5 x 10 cm). Contemporary stiff wrappers covered with brocade paper.
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Orders and Information  € 9500



Book Image 27 Persian costume drawings in coloured gouaches and gold

[DRAWINGS - GOUACHE - PERSIAN].

[Persian musicians, a painter, a pipe smoker, a gymnast, a bread baker and others].
[Paris?], [ca. 1890]. Imperial 4to (32 x 26.5 cm). 27 (of 28) costume drawings in coloured gouaches and gold on paper (12.5 x 10 to 22 x 17.5 cm), mounted in an album. French gold- and blind-blocked red textured cloth (ca. 1890), with a count's crown above textura initials "F.F." on the front board, with the stationer's ticket of Édouard Hautecoeur in Paris.
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Orders and Information  € 2750



Book Image Boxer's copy of the classic history of the Dutch East Indies

DU BOIS, J.P.I.

Vies des gouverneurs généraux, avec l'abrégé de l'histoire des etablissemens Hollandois aux Indes Orientales; …
The Hague, Pieter de Hondt, 1763 Royal 4to (30.5 x 24.5 cm). With title-page printed in red and black; 34 engraved plates namely 25 maps and plans (20 folding), including plans of Nagasaki (incl. Decima), Batavia, Amboina, and maps of Java, Australia, Ceylon, the Cape of Good Hope, Bali, etc., 8 folding views of Ternate, Neira, Amboina, Point de Galle, Malaka, Samboupo, Batavia and the slaughter of the Chinese at Batavia and 1 giving the text of the Lord's Prayer in Sinhalese; 1 engraved allegorical head piece and 28 numbered head pieces with portraits of the Gouvernors-General of the Dutch East Indies. Contemporary half red sheepskin.
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Orders and Information  € 5500



Book Image A short-lived school project in Dutch East India

[DUTCH EAST INDIES - NAVIGATION].

Project tot het opregten van een corps cadets de marine voor den zee-dienst in Indiën, en tot het aanqueken van jonge zee-officiers, midsgaders het stigten van een academie voor de zelve.
Batavia, in 't Casteel, August 23, 1743. Folio. With a woodcut initial.
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Orders and Information  € 750



Book Image The first history of Sumatra

ESCHELS-KROON, Adolph.

Beschreibung der Insel Sumatra, besonders in Ansehung des Handels, und der dahin gehörigen Merkwürdigketen. Nebst einer Original-Charte. Mit einer Vorrede von Gottlob Benedict von Schirach.
(Hamburg, Bohn, 1782). 8vo. Large folding engraved map of Sumatra (580 x 500 mm). Later three-quarter calf with gilt title on spine, marbled boards.
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Orders and Information  € 1900



Book Image The natural history, politics and medicine of India and Persia
Highly accurate and told with a fine sense of humour

FRYER (FREYER), John.

Negenjaarige reyse door Oostindien en Persien.
The Hague, Abraham de Hondt, Jacobus van Ellinkhuysen and Meyndert Uytwerf, 1700. 4to. With engraved frontispiece, engraved author's portrait, 3 folding engraved maps and 7 folding engraved plates and views. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine, modern flyleaves.
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Orders and Information  € 3750



Book Image Bogor cinema presents!

[HOLLYWOOD MEMORABILIA - INDONESIA].

[Collection of 38 flyers (heralds) for movies, from Bogor, Indonesia].
Bogor, 1947-1953. 38 single sheets, most printed double-sided, several folding, nearly all with illustrations depicting actors and movie scenes, mostly printed in one or two colours, some in four-colour half-tones.
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Orders and Information  € 2500



Book Image A French translation of Maffei's renowned description of the East and West Indies

MAFFEI, Giovanni Pietro.

L'Histoire des Indes Orientales et Occidentales …
Paris, Robert de Ninville, 1665. 2 volumes bound as 1. 4to. Each volume with a (different) woodcut coat-of-arms of France and Navarre (with crowned L) on the title-page, head- and tailpieces (woodcut and built-up from cast fleurons), woodcut decorated initials. Contemporary mottled calf, sewn on 5 cords, gold-tooled spine and board edges, red sprinkled edges.
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Orders and Information  € 1250



Book Image The best Malay dictionary, with detailed definitions and noting related Hindi words

MARSDEN, William.

A dictionary of the Malayan language, in two parts, Malayan and English and English and Malayan.
London, printed for the author by Cox and Baylis, 1812. 4to. Set in roman and Arabic types with incidental Devanagari and italic. Modern blue cloth with a morocco spine label, retaining the nonpareil-marbled edges from the previous contemporary binding.
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Orders and Information  € 1950



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