Lawrence: Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, 1980. Calligraphy by Kwan S. Wong. Color frontispiece and many other black-and-white illustrations. 145 pages, slim 4to, printed wrappers (spine gently edge-worn; glued binding slightly brittle as usual). Lawrence, Kansas: The Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, (1980). A very good copy.
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Leipzig: Tauchnitz, 1891. Frontispiece portrait of the author with tissue guard. 246 pages, 12mo, gorgeous Florentine vellum binding with ornate gilt stamping and dark green leather label and panels, beveled edges, metallic filigree endpapers. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1891. A near fine copy. An adaptation of the Lalitavistara Sutra. Binder's label on preliminary page.
London: Arrowsmith, John, 1840. Map. Engraving with hand outline. Sheet measures 21.5" x 27.5 with bottom flap open, measures 25.75" high. This unusual 1840 map by John Arrowsmith covers northern Asia in incredible detail. It extends from the Arctic south to include Tibet, which is shown here on an overlay pasted in the bottom left. Notes several routes of explorers throughout. Numerous cities, towns, rivers, lakes, islands, mountains, deserts, and a host of additional topographic features are identified. Outline color...
London: Day & Son, 1859. Color lithograph. Image measures 6.25" x 8.5". From Atkinson's satirical book "Curry and Rice (on Forty Plates), or the Ingredients of Social Life at "Our" Station in India" about a fictional village called Kabob. Scene shows a carriage of women and children drawn by a camel.
London: Day & Son, 1859. Color lithograph. Image measures 6.25" x 8.5". From Atkinson's satirical book "Curry and Rice (on Forty Plates), or the Ingredients of Social Life at "Our" Station in India" about a fictional village called Kabob. Scene shows streets in the village lined with houses and horses.
New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. Profusely illustrated with both black and white and color paintings and calligraphy from the "Classic of Filial Piety" or Hsiao Ching. 176 pages, slim 4to, tan cloth, dust wrapper (wrapper sunned on spine and back panel slightly rubbed). New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. A fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper.
Paris. Map. Copper engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 7.75 x 11". This map of the Philippines shows the southern half of the archipelago, including the large islands of Palawan and Mindanao and the smaller islands of the Visayas. The coastlines are detailed with great care, while pictorial mountains describe the volcanic topography of the region. To the left of the decorative title cartouche is a note that reads, in rough translation, "It is said that there are many islands...