Indiae orientalis (Small Voyages), Parts IV-XI.
The first Latin editions of Parts IV-XI (eight parts in two volumes) of one of the most important collections of voyages published in the Age of Discovery, primarily devoted to the exploration of the East Indies and containing 140 engraved plates and maps illustrating voyages to the Spice Islands, India,…
[TAHITI] I[le]. Taïti. Le C.A. Dupetit Thouars faisant amener le pavillon taïtien et prenant possession au nom de la France.
[= Tahiti. Rear Admiral Dupetit Thouars raises the Tahitian [Protectorate] flag and takes possession in the name of France]. Paris : Vor. Delarue et Cie. ; London : Anaglyphic Company ; Leipzig : Gebrüder Rocca, 1844. Lithograph with hand colouring, 305 x 483 mm (sheet 408 x 557 mm), signed ‘Louis…
The etchings of Norman Lindsay (Margaret Coen’s copy)
London : Constable & Co., 1927. Folio, gilt-lettered blue buckram (a little marked), top edge gilt, 45 leaves of plates with accompanying title leaf, each a fine photogravure reproduction of a Norman Lindsay etching, moderate to heayl foxing. Limited to 129 copies of which 120 were for sale, signed and…
Make new history
Los Angeles : Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), 2009. Oblong octavo, grey linen bound boards, facsimile artist’s signature to spine, the edges of the pages printed with the words MAKE NEW HISTORY to the three sides, approximately 600 blank pages, printed colophon stating ‘This art object was designed by Ed…
A Journal of a Voyage round the World in His Majesty’s Ship Endeavour, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, and 1771;
Undertaken in Pursuit of Natural Knowledge, at the Desire of the Royal Society: containing All the various Occurrences of the Voyage, with Descriptions of several new discovered Countries in the Southern Hemisphere; and Accounts of their Soil and Productions; and of many Singularities in the Structure, Apparel, Customs, Manners, Policy,…
The book of the pearl
The history, art, science, and industry of the Queen of gems. London : Macmillan, 1908. First edition. Quarto, decorated buckram (a little rubbed), top edge gilt, pp. xx; 548, 18 colour plates with tissue guards, 83 black and white plates, 5 maps (including the pearling regions in Oceania and Malaysia),…
European missionary preaching to a group of indigenous men (possibly Māori).
[s.l. : s.n., probably between 1850 and 1860], Hand-painted magic lantern glass slide, circular image (80 mm diameter), set in the original wooden frame (100 x 165 mm); fine condition. There are several hand-painted glass slides of identical format and workmanship, with scenes relating to New Zealand Māori, in the…
The Decades of the newe worlde or West India, Conteyning the nauigations and conquestes of the Spanyardes, with the particular description of the moste ryche and large landes and Ilandes lately founde in the west Ocean perteynyng to the inheritaunce of the kinges of Spayne.
… Wrytten in the Latine tounge by Peter Martyr of Angleria, and translated into Englysshe by Rycharde Eden. Londini : In aedibus Guilhelmi Powell, Anno. 1555. Colophon (one of four known variants): Imprynted at London in Paules Churchyarde at the signe of the Bell by Robert Toy … M. D.…
[WHITELEY, Brett, 1939-1992]
[WHITELEY] You are cordially invited to the opening on Tuesday 21st September from 5.30 to 7 pm of recent interiors, still-lifes, windowscapes, self-portraits, sculpture and (2) ceramics by Brett Whiteley …Read more
MARTYR, Peter (Pietro Martire d'ANGHIERA, 1457-1526), et al.; EDEN, Richard (translator) (c.1520-1576)
The Decades of the newe worlde or West India, Conteyning the nauigations and conquestes of the Spanyardes, with the particular description of the moste ryche and large landes and Ilandes lately founde in the west Ocean perteynyng to the inheritaunce of the kinges of Spayne.Read more
BRY, Johann Theodor de; Johann ISRAEL (illustrator)
Indiae orientalis (Small Voyages), Parts IV-XI.Read more
ALLEN, Glover M.
The mammals of China and MongoliaRead more
BESWICKE, Mabella (née Mayall) (attributed)
Writing case belonging to Mabella Beswicke (Mayall), wife of Port Phillip pioneer Charles Beswicke of Moodie Yallo Station.Read more
ORTON, Joseph Rennard (1795-1842); HENRY, Samuel
Autograph letter signed by Joseph Orton to the secretaries of the Wesleyan Missionary Society concerning a plan proposed by the merchant Samuel Henry to improve contact between missionary stations in the South Seas, 1832.Read more
STREETON, Arthur (1867-1943)
The Arthur Streeton Catalogue. (With a holograph letter from Streeton to Mr. Politzer, regarding the creation of colour prints for this catalogue raisonné)Read more
Two letters addressed to Benjamin Hurst, Wesleyan minister at Goulburn, New South Wales, from fellow ministers James Somerville (Braidwood) and Benjamin Chapman (Sydney). 1853-54.Read more
Ramusio, Giovanni Battista
Primo volume et quarta edizione. Delle Navigationi et viaggi raccolto da m. Gio. Batt. Ramusio et con molti vaghiRead more
Sánchez, Alonso, SJ, 1547-1593
[MANUSCRIPT] Razonamiento que el P[adr]e Alonso Sanchez … hizo en vna Real Junta sobre el derecho con q[ue] su M[agestad] esta y proçede en las Philipinas.Read more
Alonso Sánchez, SJ
[MANUSCRIPT] Relatione delle Filippine ; e di quello che trattorono, e riportorono in Corte di Spagna,Read more