Welcome to our New Acquisitions list for February 2017.

This month’s list features a number of rare and important works on early exploration which we will be exhibiting at the upcoming Californian book fairs in Pasadena and Oakland (that is the reason why the prices for these items are given in USD). These include the elusive 1616 issue of the first edition of Figueroa’s Hechos de Don Garcia Hurtado de Mendoça, containing accounts of the Pacific voyages of Mendaña and Quiros; the account of Tibet by Andrade (1627), one of the first Europeans to set foot in the Himalayan kingdom; a beautiful set of The South Polar Times (1907-14) accompanied by a related broadside that is unrecorded; a set of Mawson’s Home of the Blizzard in the rare illustrated wrappers; a scarce example of a set of the trade edition of Shackleton’s Heart of the Antarctic (1909) in the deluxe vellum binding; and fine copies of some key works relating to Pacific exploration and to the early settlement of New Holland, including the accounts of Parkinson, Tench, White, Bligh and Tuckey. Among other highlights in the February list are bound volumes of the Hobart Town Gazette from the 1820s and 1830s; a group of illustrated trade catalogues issued in London in the early 1900s by the major artefacts and weapons dealer William Oldman; a wonderful archive of Australian vernacular stereoviews documenting a Federation era family on their holidays in northern New South Wales; a wide selection of Australian exhibition posters; and the usual eclectic mix of ephemera, manuscripts, photography, works on Australian art and original art works.

Happy browsing!

  • [QUIROS] Hechos de Don Garcia Hurtado de Mendoça, marques de Cañete :

    Suárez de Figueroa, Cristóbal (1571-after 1644)

    # 14844

    A don Ivan Andres Hurtado de Mendoça su hijo, marques de Cañete, Señor de las Villas de Argete y su partido, Montero mayor del Rey nuestro señor, Guarda mayor de la ciudad de Cuenca, etta / por el doctor Christoval Suarez de Figueroa. En Madrid : en la Imprenta Real, Año 1616. Second issue of the first edition, the much rarer issue with elaborately engraved title page and revised dedication to Juan Andrés Hurtado de Mendoça. Small quarto, later half calf (late eighteenth or early nineteenth century) over marbled papered boards, spine with gilt …

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    USD $100,000

  • Account of the Russian discoveries between Asia and America.

    Coxe, William (1748-1828)

    # 14845

    To which are added, the conquest of Siberia, and the history of the transactions and commerce between Russia and China. London : J. Nichols, 1780. First edition. Quarto, full polished calf (a couple of scuffs to the boards), spine extensively decorated in gilt, contrasting morocco title label, expertly rebacked, folding frontispiece map of the Russian Empire by Thomas Kitchin, pp xxii, 344, [14, index]; folding engraved maps and plates; a couple of tiny wormholes to the extreme margins, far from the text; a fine, clean copy.  William Coxe was an English historian and clergyman who …

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    USD $6,000

  • Nvevo descvbrimiento del gran Cathayo, ò Reynos de Tibet, por el Padre Antonio de Andrade,

    ANDRADE, Antonio de (1580-1634)

    # 14836

    de la Compañía de IESVS, Portugues, en el ano 1624. Madrid : Luis Sanchez, 1627. First Spanish edition. Small quarto, modern gilt-ruled half-calf over cloth, gilt-lettered spine, ff. 12; a very good copy.  Antonio de Andrade, Portuguese member of the Society of Jesus, was dispatched to India in 1600 where he would spend over twenty years in sevice, including as head of the Jesuit Mission in Agra. In 1624, along with brother Manuel Marques, he disguised himself as a Hindu and joined a group of pilgrims to travel to Srinigar and cross the Mana Pass into Tibet. Andrade and …

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    USD $12,500

  • Usages des globes celeste et terrestre, faits par ordre du roy.

    ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, Didier (1723-1786)

    # 14748

    A Paris : Chez Antoine Boudet ..., 1751. First edition. Duodecimo, original marbled paper wrappers (rubbed), spine with contemporary manuscript title label, pp [6], xviii, 248, [26], tables, [5] folding plates; a very good copy. In December 1751 Louis XV was presented with a famous pair of terrestrial and celestial globes that he had commissioned the Marine to make, along with a copy of the present work, a guide to their use written by Didier Robert de Vaugondy. The author, who had been appointed royal geographer in 1750, was to become one of the most celebrated geographers of the …

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    $ 1,100.00 AUD

  • The voyage of the ‘Discovery’

    Scott, Captain Robert F. (1868 - 1912)

    # 14783

    London : Smith, Elder & Co., 1905. Two volumes, octavo, gilt lettered cloth with gilt medallions on upper boards (very light edge wear), top edges gilt, pp xx, 556; xii, 508; photogravure frontispieces, numerous plates, folding maps in endpockets. Housed in custom made felt-lined slipcases. A bright and attractive set, in fine condition, of one of the classic accounts of Antarctic exploration.  …

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    USD $2,750

  • The South Polar Times (3 volumes with subscribers’ broadside)

    Shackleton, E.H.; Bernacchi, Louis; Cherry-Garrard, Apsley; et al.

    # 14863

    London : Smith, Elder & Co., 1907-14. Three volumes, quarto, original gilt-lettered blue cloth with pictorial inlay; various paginations, extensively illustrated with chromolithographs, all edges gilt, foxing to preliminaries but the text clean and bright, the bindings tight; the first two volumes limited to 250 copies, the third volume limited to 350 copies; housed in stunning custom made felt-lined slipcases, the gilt lettering reproducing the cover designs. Accompanied by the original letterpress broadside advertising for subscribers, single sheet printed recto, 235 x 155mm, drop title …

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    USD $25,000

  • The heart of the Antarctic : being the story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909

    Shackleton, Ernest Henry, Sir, 1874-1922

    # 14781

    London : William Heinemann, 1909. Two volumes, quarto, gilt-lettered full vellum replicating the design of the trade edition (as distinct from the three volume deluxe edition), a little marked and stained, top edges gilt, others uncut, illustrated with both monochrome and colour plates; maps in rear pocket of second volume; two tipped-in sheets containing the signatures of the 16 members of the shore party (including Shackleton and Mawson) on the letterhead of The British Antarctic Expedition 1907 - 1909; complete as called for; occasional light foxing, a fine set. A rare example of the trade …

  • The home of the blizzard. Being the story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911 - 1914

    Mawson, Douglas, Sir (1882-1958)

    # 14782

    Illustrated in colour and black and white also with maps. London : William Heinemann, 1915. Two volumes, thick octavo, original gilt-lettered cloth with pictorial inlay (a little wear at edges but a crisp and bright set), top edges gilt, pp xxx, 349; xiii, 338; extensively illustrated with colour and black and white plates, three folding maps contained in a pocket at rear of volume 2. Housed in custom made felt-lined slipcases. A fine set of one of the great Antarctic journeys. …

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    USD $2,750

  • A journal of a voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty’s ship the Endeavour.

    Parkinson, Sydney (c.1745-1771)

    # 14846

    Faithfully transcribed from the papers of the late Sydney Parkinson, draughtsman to Joseph Banks, Esq. on his late Expedition with Dr. Solander, round the world. Embellished with views and designs, delineated by the author, and engraved by capital artists. London : printed for Stanfield Parkinson, the editor, 1773. Quarto, contemporary full calf, recased with modern spine, tastefully bound to style, a tall copy 358 mm high, engraved frontispiece, pp xxiii, 212, [2, errata], wide margins, 27 copper engraved plates (offsetting as usual), engraved map of New Zealand, a couple of worm holes to …

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    USD $12,500

  • A narrative of the expedition to Botany Bay;

    Tench, Captain Watkin (1758-1833)

    # 14834

    with an account of New south Wales, its production, inhabitants, &c. To which is subjoined, a list of the civil and military establishments at Port Jackson. London : J. Debrett, 1789. Second edition. Octavo, half-calf over marbled boards, spine in compartments with gilt fleurons, gilt lettered morocco title label, pp [xii, including the half-title], 146, without the final leaf of advertisements (not mentioned in Ferguson); a fine copy.  Tench's account of the voyage of the First Fleet to Australia is the earliest such journal published. The first edition appeared in print in April …

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    USD $8,000

  • Journal of a voyage to New South Wales (coloured edition)

    White, John (1756-1832)

    # 14848

    with sixty-five plates of non descript animals, birds, lizards, serpents, curious cones of trees and other natural productions by John White Esqre., Surgeon General to the settlement. London : J. Debrett, 1790. Quarto, half-diced russia over marbled boards, expertly rebacked with new spine by Aquarius, marbled endpapers with the plain engraved bookplate from Fasquel House of John Gladstone (important British merchant and father of statesman William Gladstone), pp [xviii], 299, [36], 65, fine hand coloured plates by Sarah Stone on Whatman paper of Australian flora, fauna and tribal artefacts; a …

  • A narrative of the mutiny on board His Majesty’s ship Bounty;

    Bligh, William (1754-1817)

    # 14849

    and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew, in the ship's boat, from Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in the East Indies. Illustrated with charts. London : George Nicol, 1790. Quarto, quarter-calf over marbled boards, expertly rebacked, new spine and corners, contrasting morocco title label, folding engraved frontispiece of the draught of the Bounty, pp iv, folding chart of the voyage of Bligh in the open boat, 88; two further engraved plates (one folding), some offsetting, a fine copy.  The first edition of Bligh's own account of one of the most …

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    USD $12,500

  • An account of a voyage to establish a colony at Port Philip in Bass’s Strait,

    Tuckey, James Kingston (1776-1816)

    # 14833

    on the South Coast of New South Wales : in His Majesty's Ship Calcutta, in the years 1802-3-4 /​ by J. H. Tuckey, Esq. First Lieutenant of the Calcutta. London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme; and J.C. Mottley, 1805. First edition. Octavo, original polished calf, gilt-decoration, expertly recased with new spine to style by Aquarius, pp xv (including the half-title), [1], 239, [1] publisher's advertisements; a fine copy. Ferguson, 418. The rare contemporary account of the first, unsuccessful attempt to establish a settlement on the shores of Port Phillip. The expedition, under …

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    USD $6,000

  • Two original costume designs for the premiere of Douglas Stewart’s “Shipwreck”, 1949

    LOVEJOY, Robin Caspar (1923-1985)

    # 14766

    Gouache on board, each design approximately 270 x 130 mm, both signed in full by the artist 'Robin Lovejoy' at lower right and captioned by him below the image 'Lucretia, Act III Scene III' and 'Cornelius, Act II Scene II', respectively; both works are in their original shaped matting; 'Lucretia' with pale foxing and some rust marks to right side of mat; 'Cornelius' in very good condition.  Renowned poet Douglas Stewart had published Shipwreck : a poetic drama, with illustrations by Norman Lindsay, in 1947. Shipwreck tells the story of the infamous …

  • Catalogue of the A. B. Triggs collections of historical documents and autograph letters, old master

    JAMES R. LAWSON PTY. LTD.

    # 14859

    drawings, historic and modern laces, coins, tokens and medals, to be sold by public auction on Tuesday, 27th, Wednesday 28th, Thursday 29th, November, 1945, under instruction from and as directed by the executors of the will of the Late Mrs. A. B. Triggs. Sydney : Websdale, Shoosmith, 1945. Large quarto, original printed wrappers (lightly marked and foxed, edge-worn), 103 pp, some pages annotated with prices and buyers' names by an attendee at the auction; a good copy. Very scarce catalogue of the landmark sale of the estate of wealthy Australian pastoralist and collector A.B. Triggs …

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    $ 375.00 AUD

  • [PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVE] An Australian Federation family on holiday, northern New South Wales, 1901-08

    "E.F.F."; "L.S."

    # 14812

    93 stereoscopic silver albumen print photographs, each individual image 100 x 75 mm, mounted side-by-side on their original, uniform plain white mounts, each 102 x 180 mm; 77 with manuscript captions to the mount, many initialled "E.F.F." and a few with the initials "L.S."; a small number are duplicated, but with variant captions; some have an additional pair of images mounted verso; the stereoviews are generally in fine condition, with no foxing; a few have old tape repairs. An extraordinary photographic record of a family's Easter and Christmas holidays spent at various locations on the …

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    Reserved

  • Photographic portraits of a father and his two children, Sydney, circa 1865

    GLAISTER, Thomas Skelton, 1825-1904

    # 14795

    Three albumen print photographs in carte de visite format, 101 x 63 mm, versos with imprint of T.S. Glaister. Sydney; the albumen prints in very good condition, the mounts with a tiny amount of pale foxing. The professional photographer Thomas Glaister arrived in Melbourne in 1854 from New York, but by 1855 had opened a studio in Pitt Street, Sydney. He quickly garnered a reputation for his high photographic standards, allowing him to concentrate on studio portraiture of Sydney's elite society. This group of fine carte de visite portraits of a wealthy gentleman and his young son and …

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    $ 100.00 AUD

  • [COOK] Newton’s new & improved terrestrial globe & improved pocket celestial globe

    NEWTON FAMILY

    # 14866

    London : Newton Son & Berry, 66 Chancery Lane, c.1830. Terrestrial pocket globe, 3 inches in diameter, engraved gores with original hand colour over papier-mâché and plaster sphere, some old patination, the surface in fine order with a recent wax applied for protection, two metal pins resting the globe in the original publisher's shagreen case titled Newton's Improved Pocket Celestial Globe, showing the constellations of the heavens. the lips coloured red, original metal hinge and two hook and eye clasps. A fine example of a rare pocket globe, sitting cleanly within its …

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    USD $16,500

  • The Hobart Town Gazette (virtually complete run of issues for the year 1834)

    ROSS, James (1786-1838)

    # 14857

    Hobart : James Ross and George Howe, Government Printers, 1834. A run of 49 issues for 1834: vol. XIX, no. 919, January 10, 1834 - vol. XIX, no. 968, December 18, 1834 (missing nos. 918; 928; 969). Quarto, all issues stitch bound, various paginations; a number of issues with supplements (Government acts); some issues with subscriber's name H.B. Fortesse, Hamilton; no. 951 lacking most of first leaf; expected amount of mild foxing and toning throughout, but overall a very good and virtually complete run of issues for 1834; housed in a pair of matching cloth covered clamshell boxes, spines …

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    $ 5,000.00 AUD

  • The Hobart Town Gazette (complete run of issues for the year 1835)

    ROSS, James (1786-1838)

    # 14856

    Hobart : James Ross and George Howe, Government Printers, 1835. A complete run of 52 issues for 1835: vol. XX, no. 970, January 1, 1835 - vol. XIX, no. 1021, December 25, 1835. Quarto, all issues stitch bound, various paginations; a number of issues with supplements (Government acts); some issues with subscriber's name [H.B. Fortesse] Police Officer, Hamilton; no. 1021 lacking first 2 leaves; expected amount of mild foxing and toning throughout, but overall a very good and complete run of issues for 1835; housed in a pair of matching cloth covered clamshell boxes, spines with leather title …

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    $ 5,000.00 AUD

  • The Hobart Town Gazette (complete run of issues for the year 1837)

    ROSS, James (1786-1838)

    # 14855

    Hobart : James Ross and George Howe, Government Printers, 1835. A virtually complete run of 51 issues for 1837: vol. XXII, no. 1075, January 6, 1837 - vol. XXII, no. 1126, December 29, 1837 (missing no. 1078; but including the "Extraordinary issue" of July 11 1837). Quarto, all issues stitch bound, various paginations; a number of issues with supplements (Government acts or proclamations); all pages of the mourning issue for William IV (October 27) set within heavy black borders; some issues inscribed Hamilton, Van Diemen's Land; no. 1119 with small amount of silverfish damage; no. 1126 …

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    $ 5,000.00 AUD

  • The Hobart Town Gazette (complete run of issues for the year 1828)

    ROSS, James (1786-1838)

    # 14854

    Hobart : James Ross, Government Printer, 1828. A complete run of 52 issues for the year 1828: vol. XIII, no. 608, January 5, 1828 - vol. XIII, no. 659, December 27, 1828. Large quarto, bound in contemporary blue-papered boards with manuscript dates to front and spine; most issues [4] pp; some issues with supplement (Government and General Orders); numerous issues annotated with the subscriber's name Rev. William Garrard; most issues bearing the official 2d newspaper duty stamp in orange; inevitable browning and light foxing, but a very good run, complete, as issued, in a characterful …

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    $ 7,500.00 AUD

  • The Hobart Town Gazette (complete run of issues for the year 1829)

    ROSS, James (1786-1838)

    # 14853

    Hobart : James Ross, Government Printer, 1829. A complete run of 50 issues for the year 1829: vol. XIV, no. 660, January 3, 1829 - vol. XIV, no. 709, December 26, 1829. Large quarto, bound in contemporary blue-papered boards with manuscript dates to front and spine; most issues [4] pp; some issues with supplement (Government and General Orders); numerous issues annotated with the subscriber's name Rev. William Garrard; most issues bearing the official 2d newspaper duty stamp in orange; inevitable browning and light foxing, but a very good run, complete, as issued, in a characterful …

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    $ 7,500.00 AUD

  • The prevalent forms and causes of Sabbath desecration

    McINTYRE, William (1805-1870); HOWE, Robert Charles (1820-1875), publisher

    # 14806

    Sydney : R. Howe, "Gazette" office, Lower George-street, [1841]. At head of title: Lecture III. Duodecimo, original plain blue wrappers, hand-sewn, 24 pp; a fine copy. Ferguson, 3244. The third in the series Lectures on the Sabbath, which was also published, along with lectures by John Dunmore Lang, M.T. Adam, James Fullerton, and John Tait, in a collected volume in the same year titled Lectures on the Sabbath : occasioned by a recent discussion in the Legislative Council of New South Wales; and delivered in the Scots Church, Sydney, on Sabbath, July 18th 1841, and the four following …

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    $ 550.00 AUD

  • William O. Oldman, Dealer in Weapons and Curios.

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    # 14780

    Lithographed letterhead, 200 x 130 mm, with William Oldman's Hamilton House, 77 Brixton Hill, S.W. address, and manuscript entries in Oldman's hand, being an invoice for the sum of 3s.6d for a subscription to the Illustrated Ethnographical Catalogue, dated 4 January 1906 and made out to Charles D. Cooke Esq.; fine. William Ockelford Oldman was a British collector and dealer of ethnographic art and European arms and armour. His business W.O. Oldman, Ethnographical Specimens, London was mostly active between the late 1890s and 1913. A large number of artefacts sold by Oldman now reside in …

  • [AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL ARTEFACTS] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    # 14776

    Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. August 1905. No. 29. Octavo, original printed wrappers (detached), pp 2 (brief descriptions of 58 items), followed by 2 tipped-in silver gelatin photographs, illustrating most items. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes 31 Australian Aboriginal artefacts, among them a superb North Queensland Rainforest shield, a southern Queensland gulmarri shield, Victorian broad shields, and an array of clubs and boomerangs; and 27 West African items from Benin (ivory carvings, cast metal objects, …

  • [NEW HEBRIDES] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    # 14779

    Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. July, 1905. No. 28. Octavo, original printed wrappers (detached), pp 2 (brief descriptions of 30 items), followed by 2 tipped-in silver gelatin photographs, illustrating all items. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes 15 artefacts from the Naga hill tribes of Assam (weapons, woven hats, ornaments), and 15 war clubs from the New Hebrides (Vanuatu). William Ockelford Oldman was a British collector and dealer of ethnographic art and European arms and armour. His business W.O. Oldman, …

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    $ 500.00 AUD

  • [SOUTH AMERICA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    # 14777

    Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. October 1905. No. 31. Octavo, original printed wrappers (edges a little chipped), pp 2 (brief descriptions of 36 items), followed by 2 tipped-in silver gelatin photographs, illustrating most items. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes 36 artefacts from India and South America (Peru, Ecuador, British Guiana, Paraguay), among them a complete Peruvian mummified woman. William Ockelford Oldman was a British collector and dealer of ethnographic art and European arms and armour. His …

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    $ 300.00 AUD

  • [GILBERT ISLANDS] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    # 14775

    Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. September 1905. No. 30. Octavo, original printed wrappers (detached), pp 2 (brief descriptions of 37 items), followed by 2 tipped-in silver gelatin photographs, illustrating most items. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes 11 artefacts from the Gilbert Islands, among them a rare full suit of sharkskin armour; and 26 items of Chinese weaponry (swords, cross-bows, arrows, quiver etc.). William Ockelford Oldman was a British collector and dealer of ethnographic art and European arms and …

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    $ 500.00 AUD

  • [NEW GUINEA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    # 14774

    Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. December 1905. No. 33. Octavo, original printed wrappers (detached and chipped), pp 2 (brief descriptions of 37 items), followed by 2 tipped-in silver gelatin photographs illustrating all items. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes 10 artefacts from British New Guinea, mainly from the Papuan Gulf and the Trobriands, 2 from German New Guinea (one of them a superb Ramu River amulet), and 25 pieces of European weaponry.  William Ockelford Oldman was a British collector and dealer …

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    $ 500.00 AUD

  • [NEW GUINEA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens, Eastern Arms &c.

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    # 14773

    Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. January 1905. No. 22. Octavo, original printed wrappers, pp 2 (brief descriptions of 86 items), followed by 2 photographic plates (tissue guards intact) illustrating most items; a fine copy. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes 43 artefacts from British New Guinea, mainly from the Papuan Gulf (human skull, shark mouth drum, shields, bullroarers etc.) and the Trobriands, and 43 Indian daggers, swords, muskets and other weaponry.  William Ockelford Oldman was a British collector …

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    $ 550.00 AUD

  • [POLYNESIA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens, Eastern Arms &c.

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    # 14772

    Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. November 1904. No. 20. Octavo, original printed wrappers, pp 2 (brief descriptions of 69 items), followed by 2 photographic plates (tissue guards intact) illustrating all items; a fine copy.  Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes artefacts from New Zealand (Maori clubs and adzes), New Caledonia (spears), Cook Islands (paddle), Australia (Aboriginal throwing club and North Queensland sword club), Africa and South America, as well as numerous examples of daggers, swords and other …

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    $ 300.00 AUD

  • [PLATYPUS] Lettre de M.H.D. de Blainville à M. le rédacteur de l’Echo du Monde savant,

    BLAINVILLE, H.-M. Ducrotay de (Henri-Marie Ducrotay), 1777-1850

    # 14751

     au sujet de l'ornithorhynque. Paris : Imprimerie de Decourchant, [1835]. Offprint from the scientific review L'Echo du monde savant, t.1, nos 46, 47 (1835). Octavo, later papered boards preserving the original manuscript title label, pp 16; a very good copy.  A scarce work on the taxonomy of the platypus by the French anatomist and zoologist Henri-Marie Ducrotay de Blainville.  'An early offprint on the classification of the platypus in the form of a letter. Conceived as a response to Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire. The author outlines his …

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    $ 850.00 AUD

  • Victorian coastal scene, circa 1856

    TURNER, Edward (1836-1913)

    # 14768

    Pencil drawing, 165 x 230 mm, on tinted artists board with manufacturer's stamp of G. Rowney & Co., London. This unsigned and untitled pencil drawing was acquired in a collection of drawings by Edward Turner made in Victoria while there in 1856-57 and is attributed to him due to the similarities of style, materials and subject matter. It depicts a large warehouse or storehouse on a hill by a coastline or riverbank with surrounding outhouses and a sailboat in the foreground.  Edward Turner arrived in Melbourne in 1856. After visiting Geelong, Portsea and the Forest Creek diggings he …

  • A Treatise of Fluxions In Two Books

    MACLAURIN, Colin (1698-1746)

    # 14623

    Edinburgh : T.W. and T. Ruddimans, MDCCXLII [1742]. First edition. Two volumes, quarto, contemporary calf (scuffed and worn, rebacked and recased, preserving the original title labels). Vol. I: previous owner's wet stamps to front paste down and half title, early newspaper clippings to first blank opposite the half title, half title, title page (early ownership inscriptions of James Boone, 1782, and Edward Wilson, 1878, verso), dedication leaf (ownership inscription by Wilson, verso), pp vi, later manuscript table of contents on lined paper inserted after preface, 412, 24 folding engraved …

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    $ 4,500.00 AUD

  • Satyrs and Sunlight (presentation copy for Margaret Coen)

    [LINDSAY, Norman]. McCRAE, Hugh

    # 14790

    Being the collected poetry of Hugh McCrae. Illustrated and decorated by Norman Lindsay, with an introduction by Thomas Earp. London : The Fanfrolico Press, 1928. Quarto, full crushed morocco with gilt decoration (rubbed and worn, spine faded, leather liftin on lower board), top edge gilt, other edges uncut, pp. 175, numerous full page plates after Norman Lindsay. Limited to 550 copies printed on handmade paper. Includes poetry first published in the 1909 edition of Satyrs and Sunlight, Colombine and Idyllia. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed on the front free endpaper 'To Margaret - …

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    $ 500.00 AUD

  • Great Expectations (deluxe edition of 38 copies)

    DICKENS, Charles; LINDSAY, Norman

    # 14786

    With forty-six illustrations by Norman Lindsay. Sydney : The Shepherd Press, 1947. Thick octavo, gilt-lettered crushed morocco (edges slightly rubbed), original glassine, top edge gilt pp. 520, Norman Lindsay illustrations, a number of which are pasted in. The deluxe edition, in a special leather binding, limited to 38 copies, printed on thicker paper. Rare.  …

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    $ 1,650.00 AUD

  • Map shewing the alienation and present occupation of lands in the colony of Victoria

    CASEY, J. J.

    # 14683

    September 1st. 1874 . Compiled by direction of J.J. Casey; printed at the Depart't of Lands &​ Survey, Melbourne. Melbourne : Dept. of Lands &​ Survey, [1875]. Map printed in colour, dissected into 18 panels and laid on linen, presented in two sections each measuring 114 x 83 cm, mounted in half-morocco gilt lettered case (titled Government map of Victoria with the state coat of arms). A fine example of this rare map showing the government and private holding of Victorian land, state forests and reserves, telegraph and railway lines and much other detail.  …

  • A chart of the world on Mercator’s projection.

    PURDY, John

    # 14679

    [Reduced from the large chart by John Purdy]. London : Richard Holmes Laurie, 9th Jan. 1842. Engraved map with original hand colouring, dissected and laid on linen, cloth covers, 660 x 995 mm; collection label of A.C. Papineau (1828-1913), Canadian judge and historian; fine condition. A highly detailed chart of the world showing numerous routes of the maritime explorers; the three voyages of Cook; Vancouver; Biscoe; La perouse; Boulton; Phipps; Ross and Parry and others; with many detailed historical notes on first discoveries etc.  A rare edition of Purdy's map reduced from the larger …

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    $ 5,500.00 AUD

  • Betts’s Patent Portable Globe

    GEORGE PHILLIP & SON

    # 14778

    London : George Philip & Son Ltd., circa 1905. Original card tube with printed paper label containing a cloth globe, stitched over a collapsible metal umbrella frame, with eight colour litho printed gores (a few splits and stains). When opened the globe is: 15.3 inches (39cm) in diameter, the length of the tube is 72 cm. The collapsible globe was invented by John Bett around 1860 and was manufactured by Philips following Bett's death in 1863. They were especially popular in schools. This example can be dated by the inclusion of the Northern Territory as part of South Australia within a …

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    $ 750.00 AUD

  • [HAWAII] He hoikehonua, he mea ia e hoakaka’i i ke ano o ka honua nei, a me na mea maluna iho :

    WOODBRIDGE, W.C. (William Channing), 1794-1845

    # 14516

    ua unuhi ia noloko mai o ka hoikehonua / a W.C. Woodbridge. [=A geography, something describing the form of the earth, and things on it.]. Oahu : Mea Pai Palapala a na Misionari, 1836. Second edition. Octavo, original printed papered boards, rebacked with new spine, front pastedown with early manuscript dedication and modern bookplate, front endpaper with early manuscript 'Geography of the Earth' (loss at top corner), pp vii, 203, woodcut illustrations throughout (including kanagroos of New Holland); scattered foxing, otherwise internally sound. The revised edition of the abridged …

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    $ 3,300.00 AUD

  • Four photo-lithographs illustrating the story of Beauty and the Beast

    CONDER, Charles (1868 - 1909)

    # 14765

    Four photolithographs from 'The story of Beauty & the beast : the complete fairy story' (London : The Bodley Head, 1908) illustrated by Charles Conder. Created in 1895 and printed by Lemercier in Paris, this a complete suite of the Conder illustrations for the book, which was printed in an edition of 300 copies. The plates are titled 'Beauty'; 'Beauty in the bedroom'; 'Beauty at dinner' and 'Beauty in the garden'.  Another suite of the plates is in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia.  …

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    $ 400.00 AUD

  • Silent mirror

    JACKS, Robert (1943 - 2014)

    # 14762

    Screenprint on paper, 655 x 495 mm (image), editioned lower left 6/40, titled lower centre, signed lower right and dated 2001. A striking original graphic print by the noted abstract artist Robert Jacks, printed by master printer Larry Rawling, with a minimal composition in black and white. Another example is held in the National Gallery of Australia. …

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    $ 1,000.00 AUD

  • Lake Eyre Garden

    JACKS, Robert (1943 - 2014)

    # 14761

    Screenprint on paper, 655 x 495 mm (image), editioned lower left 7/20, titled lower centre, signed lower right and dated 2001. A striking original graphic print by the noted abstract artist Robert Jacks, printed by master printer Larry Rawling, inspired by his artists expedition to Lake Eyre.  Another example is held in the National Gallery of Australia.   …

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    $ 1,000.00 AUD

  • Cello

    JACKS, Robert (1943 - 2014)

    # 14760

    Screenprint on paper, 660 x 495 mm (image), editioned lower left 6/10, signed lower right and dated 2001. A striking original graphic print by the noted abstract artist Robert Jacks, printed by master printer Larry Rawling, featuring one of Jacks' most distinctive emblems, the cello, with an energetic musical background. Another example is held in the National Gallery of Australia. …

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    $ 1,000.00 AUD

  • Garden door

    JACKS, Robert (1943 - 2014)

    # 14759

    Screenprint on paper, 655 x 495 mm (image), editioned lower left 20/40, signed lower right and dated 2001. A striking original graphic print by the noted abstract artist Robert Jacks, printed by master printer Larry Rawling, contrasting vivid red and yellow designs against a grey and blue background.  Another example is held by the National Gallery of Australia …

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    $ 1,000.00 AUD

  • Robert Jacks. Past unfolded (presentation copy with drawings)

    McGREGOR, Ken; JACKS, Robert

    # 14769

    Sydney: Craftsman House 2001. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (spine sunned), 168 pp. profusely illustrated. Signed by the author and artist, with a presentation inscription from Robert Jacks to Anne and Barry Pang, with two pen drawings. The major monograph on Jacks. …

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    $ 150.00 AUD

  • Delivery Hat

    ROSENQUIST, James (b. 1933)

    # 621

    1971. Four colour lithograph. 16 x 11.5 cm, edition of 70, signed and numbered. This small but striking print, from the ‘Cold Light’ suite of 1971, was created during a period of Rosenquist’s life in which he was suffering depression, following a serious car accident which placed the artist and his family in hospital for an extended time. The series questioned American government’s focus on space exploration, to the detriment of civic care. ‘Why aren’t we doing something on the ground instead of spending money going to the moon? We can’t eat the …

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    $ 750.00 AUD

  • [POSTER]. Africa & Oceania (screenprint and original texta design)

    Unknown.

    # 14764

    Melbourne : RMIT Faculty of Art Gallery, 1978. Screenprint on paper, 600 x 750 mm (image), lightly creased, showing a Massim canoe splashboard from the Trobriand Islands (south-east of the island of New Guinea), accompanied by the original large format black texta mockup design for the poster. The artist is unknown but would have been a student of RMIT at the time.  …

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    $ 550.00 AUD

  • [POSTER]. The second Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art. Brisbane Australia 1996.

    [MURAKAMI, Takashi]. Queensland Art Gallery

    # 14763

    Brisbane : Queensland Art Gallery, 1996. Printed poster, 670 x 595, slight creasing to edges, with a large image by Takashi Murakami.  …

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    $ 75.00 AUD