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From Sea to Sea and Other Sketches | Letters of Travel | Volume I.

by Kipling, Rudyard

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1900
Edition
Presumed First English Edition
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London: Macmillan & Co, 1900. Presumed First English Edition. "Letters of Marque" and "From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling. There is something lovely about this copy, a beautiful old library book that looks exactly as it ought to. "...We are now running down to Penang with the thermometer 87* in the cabins, and anything you please… Read more
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Les Chansons de Sao Van Di

by AJALBERT, Jean

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Published
n.d.
Edition
Limited edition
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AU$350.98

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Paris: Louis-Michaud, n.d.. Limited edition. Erotic French love story set in Laos, telling the tale of Kao Som Sène and the songs he sings for the beautiful Sao Van Di. Limited first edition. (Number 602/870) Rare. One of 870 copies on alfa paper, bound in pictorial wrappers, 170 mm x 255 mm, 100 (4) pages, photographic frontispiece, 12 full-page… Read more
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ABC Book of All Nations

by [World Syndicate Publishing Co.]

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Cleveland: The World Syndicate Publishing Co. An alphabet book picturing children from all around the world in their national costumes. Folio, a very good copy. Rare.
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Les Chansons de Sao Van Di

by AJALBERT, Jean

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1910
Edition
Limited edition
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AU$480.29

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168, boulevard Saint-Germaine, Paris: Louis-Michaud, 1910. Limited edition. Erotic French love story set in Laos, telling the tale of Kao Som Sène and the songs he sings for the beautiful Sao Van Di. Limited first edition. (Number 230/870) Rare. One of 870 copies on alfa paper, bound in pictorial wrappers, 170mm x 255mm, 100 (4) pages, photographic frontispiece, 12… Read more
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L'Indochine - Les Colonies Francaises

by CABATON, Antoine

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1932
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Paris: H. Laurens, 1932. An anthropological study of the French Indochina colonies by professor Antoine Cabaton, including extracts from the writings of Marco Polo, Pavie, Garnier, Monnier, Bonnetain, Pouvourville, Boissière, Lyautey among others. Desirable also for its chic art deco-style binding and bold typography. Bound in original decorated cloth boards, 180mm x 250mm, 256 pages, 148 black and white… Read more
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Danses d'Indochine; The Dances of Indo-China

by COGNIAT, Raymond

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1932
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AU$554.18

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Paris: Éditions des Chroniques du Jour, 1932. Traditional dance in Indochina: beautiful collection of photographic studies with accompanying notes in French and English. Bound in modern calf, marbled endpapers, original pictorial wrappers retained, 250 mm x 310 mm, 89 pages, 60 full-page black and white photographic plates; a very good copy.
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Oceanic Art, Ozeanische Kunst, Art Oceanien

by MEYER, Anthony J.P.

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1995
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AU$221.67

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Cologne: Konemann, 1995. Text in English, German and French. A definitive set on the indigenous arts of the South Pacific, featuring masks, jewellery, utensils, weapons, boats, decorated skulls, tapa, ritual ornament and much more. Most of the artefacts have been selected from non public-access institutional collections and private holdings. The expert photography by Olaf Wipperfurth and exacting colour plate… Read more
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La Couleur dans l'Histoire du Costume L'Antiquité: Civilisations Extreme-Orientales

by POTET, L. Robert

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1952
Edition
First Edition
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AU$350.98

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Paris: Èdition l'Officiel de la Couleur, 1952. First Edition. A bright and colourful album featuring the traditional costumes of China, Mongolia, Manchuria, Japan, Korea, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. Published in 1952, the content of the album reflects contemporary French interest in the culture and costumes of the present-day Vietnam, with separate, detailed chapters on the colony of Cochinchina and… Read more
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Time Before Morning. Art and Myth of the Australian Aborigines

by ALLEN, Louis A.

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1975
Edition
First Edition
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New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1975. First Edition. First edition work on the art and myths of the Aborigines of Arnhem Land. This copy has been inscribed to esteemed anthropologist Dr Fred McCarthy and signed by the author. Small quarto, plates in colour and black & white; original brown cloth, near fine copy in a clean dust-jacket.
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Art in Arnhem Land

by ELKIN, A.P. & BERNDT, Catherine and Ronald

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Published
1950
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Melbourne: F.W. Cheshire, 1950. Scarce first Australian edition. Detailed account of Arnhem land art and artefacts: both authors were leading anthropologists and their analysis of the images remains within social and technological frameworks. Loosely inserted small photograph of Aboriginal warrior-theme artwork (wooden relief with shield and figure) dated 1951. Quarto, colour and black & white plates, fold-out black… Read more
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