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Book Image The Acts of the Apostles
in Kosraean translation, printed at Honolulu

[BIBLE - KOSRAEAN].

Orekma lun met sap. Published by the Hawaiian Board.
Honolulu, Henry M. Whitney, 1869. 12mo. Contemporary marbled wrappers. Rebacked with brown cloth.
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Orders and Information  € 2500



Book Image "perhaps the most famous of all the fictitious accounts of Terra Australis"

FOIGNY, Gabriel de.

Nieuwe Reize na het Zuid-Land… door Jaques Sadeur.
Amsterdam, Willem de Coup, Willem Lamsvelt, Philip Verbeek, Jan Lamsvelt, 1701. Small 4to. Modern calf (period style), red morocco label.
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Orders and Information  € 12500



Book Image Collection of various texts concerning Japan,
by the chief official of Dejima

LEVYSSOHN, Joseph Henry.

Bladen over Japan.
The Hague, Belinfante brothers, 1852. 8vo. With a large lithographed folding bird's eye view of Dejima (32.5 x 46), with the Dutch flag coloured by hand. Original publisher's green printed paper wrappers. Untrimmed and with the bolts unopened.
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Orders and Information  € 8500



Book Image The best Malayan grammar, with 89 pages of Malay texts with translations

MARSDEN, William.

A grammar of the Malayan language, with an introduction and praxis.
London, printed for the author by Cox and Baylis, sold by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, and by Black, Parry and Co., booksellers to the British East India Company, 1812. 4to. Set in roman and Arabic types with incidental italic. Modern dark green cloth.
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Orders and Information  € 1500



Book Image Rare contemporary account of Goa under Portuguese rule,
with a large folding map

MASCARENHAS, José Freire de Monterroio.

Epanaphora Indica [parte I.-VI.] na qual se dà noticia da viagem, que o...Senhor Marquez de Castelo Novo fez com o cargo de Vice-Rey ao Estado da India, e dos primeiros progressos do seu governo; ... [subtitle varies].
Lisbon, [Francisco da Silva?], 1746-1752. 6 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With a large folding engraved map of Goa on the west coast of India (32.5 x 59 cm; plate size 27 x 59.5 cm), and woodcut decorated initials. Set in roman and italic types. Blind-tooled tanned sheepskin(?) (ca. 1900?), with a red morocco spine label.
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Orders and Information  € 6950



Book Image Ida Pfeiffer's first circumnavigation of the globe

PFEIFFER, Ida.

Eine Frauenfahrt um die Welt.
Vienna, Carl Gerold, 1850. 3 volumes. Small 8vo (18 x 11.5 cm). Set in plain and decorated fraktur types. Original publisher's yellow paper wrappers, printed letterpress.
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Orders and Information  € 1250



Book Image Account of the Japanese Empire, especially in the 1850s

POMPE VAN MEERDERVOORT, Johan Lidius Cathrinus.

Vijf jaren in Japan. (1857-1863.) Bijdragen tot de kennis van het Japansche Keizerrijk en zijne bevolking. ...
Leiden, Van den Heuvel and Van Santen, 1867-1868. 2 volumes. 8vo. Each volume with a different double-tinted lithographed view as frontispiece, further with a large folding tinted lithographed map of Japan and the Chinese coast, 2 lithographed views and 10 chromolithographed costume plates by P.W.M. Trap (the chromolithographs finished by hand). Original publisher's blind- and gold-blocked maroon cloth, marbled edges, green ribbon markers.
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Orders and Information  € 5000



Book Image Single 8vo leaf with 5 Christian prayers for children, in Maori

[PRAYERS - CHRISTIAN - MAORI].

He inoi ma nga tamariki.
[Napier?, printed by Robert Coupland Harding?, 1889?]. 8vo (18 x 12.5 cm). Single leaf, printed on 1 side.
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Orders and Information  € 500



Book Image Early New Zealand imprint, in the Maori language

[PUCKEY, William Gilbert and William COLENSO (trans.)].

Ko nga upoko ewitu o te Pukapuka a te Poropiti a Raniera: me te Pukapuka ano hoki a te Poropiti a Hona: …
Paihia (New Zealand), "Perehi o nga Mihanere" (= Missionary Press [operated by William Colenso]), 1840. Large 12mo (20 x 12 cm). Contemporary grey paper wrapper.
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Book Image Dutch survivors on the west Australian coast

VAIRASSE D’ALAIS, Denis.

Historie der Sevarambes.Volkeren die een Gedeelte van het darde Vast-land bewoonen, gemeenlijk Zuid-land genaamd.
Amsterdam, Timotheus van Hoorn, 1682. 4 parts in 1 volume. Small 4to. With engraved frontispiece by J. Luiken (dated 1683) and 16 engraved plates. Contemporary vellum.
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Orders and Information  € 12500



Book Image The "Vlamingh edition"

VAIRASSE D'ALAIS, Denis.

Historie der Sevarambes, volkeren die een gedeelte van het darde vast-land bewoonen, gemeenlyk Zuid-land genaamd.
Amsterdam, Willem de Coup, Willem Lamsvelt, Philip Verbeek, and Joannes Lamsvelt, 1701. 4 parts in 1 volume. Small 4to. With engraved frontispiece by J. Lamsvelt (dated 1701) and 16 plates. Early vellum, new endpapers.
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Orders and Information  € 9500



Book Image 23 rare official VOC publications, giving insights into daily life on and around the ships

[VOC].

[Collection of printed VOC orders, resolutions, instructions and other documents, assembled and published with a printed contents list.]
Amsterdam and possibly elsewhere, Nicolaas Byl, Adriaan Wor and others, 1747-1790. Folio. With 2 woodcut illustrations in item 20, 1 leaf inserted in item 23 printed in red, and several items with a woodcut ship on the title-page and/or one or more woodcut decorated initials. Contemporary (ca. 1790) sheepskin parchment.
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Orders and Information  € 8750



Book Image Anson's disastrous Pacific voyage, a tale of endurance and survival

[WALTER, Richard and Benjamin ROBINS].

Derde druk van het echt verhaal der reistogt rondsom den aardkloo ... onder 't bevel van den Commandeur George Anson, … vermeerdert met een verhaal de ysselyke gevaren en rampspoeden, ondergaan door Isaak Morris, hoogbootsman op 't oorlogschip De Wager ...
Delft, Reinier Boitet, 1754. 3 parts in 1 volume. 4to. Title-page printed in red and black, with frontispiece portrait of Anson, 2 divisional titles, 5 folding engraved plates, 1 folding engraved map. Contemporary mottled, gold-tooled calf, mottled edges.
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Orders and Information  € 1950



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