Australia Pre 1850

  • # 29287

    SCOTT, James.

    Remarks on a passage to Botany Bay 1787 – 1792. A First Fleet Journal

    Sydney : The Trustees of the Public Library of New South Wales with Angus & Robertson, 1963. Folio, cloth in dustjacket (slightly sunned on spine and light wear to corners), pp. xi; 83, frontispiece. The William Dixson Foundation Publication No. 1. Transcription of the diary of James Scott, Sergeant of Marines, held in the State …

  • # 29749

    LOVEGROVE, Austin

    Images of an Australian enlightenment : the story of Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie’s treatment of the convicts as a history tale for today.

    London : Unicorn, [2019]. Small quarto (245 x 20 mm), publisher’s cloth backed pictorial boards with a specially commissioned design by Indigenous artist Rosella Namok; 272 pp, extensively illustrated, with Notes, Select Bibliography and Index; a new copy. ‘This is the story of two Scots: Lachlan Macquarie, governor of the British colony of New South …

  • # 29908

    PHILLIP, Arthur (1738-1814)

    The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay (facsimile)

    with an account of the establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island; compiled from authentic papers, which have been obtained from the several departments, to which are added, the journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball, & Capt. Marshall; with an account of their new discoveries. Melbourne, Georgian House, 1950. Facsimile edition. Quarto, gilt-lettered …

  • # 29845

    Flinders, Matthew (1774-1814)

    A Voyage to Terra Australis, (facsimile edition)

    undertaken for the purpose of completing the discovery of that vast country, and prosecuted in the years 1801, 1802, and 1803, in His Majesty’s ship the Investigator and subsequently in the armed vessel Porpoise and Cumberland Schooner. With an account of the shipwreck of the Porpoise, arrival of the Cumberland at Mauritius, and imprisonment of …

  • # 29812

    RIENITS, Rex and Thea

    Early artists of Australia

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1963. Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket (light edge wear, spine slightly faded), patterned endpapers, pp. x; 246, illustrated. A very good copy. A valuable survey of the first European artworks of the Australian continent, including chapters on Cook’s artists, the First Fleet, Thomas Watling, William Westall, John William Lewin, George …

  • # 29796

    BAGLIONE, Gabrielle et al.

    Charles-Alexandre Lesueur. Painter and naturalist : a forgotten treasure

    [Paris] : MKF Editions, [2016]. Quarto, pictorial laminated boards, pp. 392, illustrated. New copy. Text by Gabrielle Baglione, Cédric Crémière ; translated from French into English by Jean Fornasiero & John West-Sooby. On 19 October 1800, Charles-Alexandre Lesueur set sail on a voyage of discovery to the Southern Lands led by Nicolas Baudin. He soon demonstrated …

  • # 29761

    MAYNARD, John

    True light and shade : an aboriginal perspective of Joseph Lycett’s art

    Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2014. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 168, illustrated. Out of print, an as new copy. ‘True light and shade’ is filled with beautiful images by convict artist Joseph Lycett that powerfully capture in intimate detail Aboriginal life, a rare record of Aboriginal people within the vicinity of Newcastle and how …

  • # 29231

    DAMPIER, William (1651-1715) et al.

    A Collection of Voyages.

    In four volumes. Containing I.  Captain William Dampier’s voyages round the world : describing particularly, the coasts and Islands in the East and West-Indies. The South-Sea coasts of Chili, Peru, and Mexico. The countries of Tonquin, Achin and Malacca. The Cape of Good Hope, New-Holland, &c. II. The voyages of Lionel Wafer; giving an account of his …

  • # 29230

    TENCH, Watkin, Captain

    A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson, in New South Wales,

    including an accurate description of the situation of the colony; of the natives; and of its natural productions. London : Sold by G. Nicol, Pall-Mall ; and J. Sewell, Cornhill, 1793. Quarto, later half calf over marbled papered boards (rubbed), spine in compartments with elaborate gilt decoration and green morocco title label lettered in gilt, bookplate removed from front pastedown; all edges speckled red; frontispiece folding Map of the hitherto unexplored country …

  • # 29462

    LEICHHARDT, Ludwig (1813-1848)

    Journal of an overland expedition in Australia from Moreton Bay to Port Essington, a distance of upwards of 3000 miles, during the years 1844-1845.

    London : T. &​ W. Boone, 1847. First edition. Octavo, bound in period style with half-calf over marbled papered boards, spine in compartments with contrasting morocco title labels, pp. xx, 544, 8 (publisher’s advertisements); frontispiece and [6] aquatint plates (1 folding), internally clean; with the rare separately issued, hand-coloured map on three sheets (as issued: …

  • # 29151


    A sketch of New South Wales

    / by J.O. Balfour, Esq., for six years a squatter in the Bathurst district. London : Smith, Elder, 1845. Octavo, contemporary blind blocked green cloth, spine with gilt lettering, front paste-down with previous owner’s name, 136 pp + 24 publisher’s advertisements, a fine, clean copy. Ferguson, 3980.

  • # 29495

    WHITELAW, Bridget

    Australian landscape drawing 1830 – 1880 in the National Gallery of Victoria

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 1976. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 72, illustrated in black and white.

  • # 29302

    DODD, Graeme; VIDLER, Kornelia.

    1988 commemorative collection of fine colonial furniture

    Sydney : Rustic Charm, 1988. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 120, illustrated, a couple of spots of foxing.

  • # 29152

    PETRIE, Constance Campbell and PETRIE, Tom (1831 - 1910)

    Tom Petrie’s Reminiscences of Early Queensland (Dating From 1837)

    Recorded by his daughter. Brisbane Queensland Book Depot, and Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1932. Second edition. Octavo, green cloth in dustjacket (slightly sunned to spine), previous owner’s name to endpaper, offsetting to endpapers, pp. xxii; [iv]; 323, photographic plates (including a number of indigenous Australians), folding plan of Brisbane, a fine copy.

  • # 29073

    HOWE, Robert (1795-1829) (printer and publisher); MANSFIELD, Ralph (1799-1880) (editor)

    The Australian Magazine; or, Compendium of Religious, Literary, and Miscellaneous Intelligence. Volume 1. For 1821.

    Sydney : Printed by Robert Howe, Government Printer, 1821. Volume 1, Number 1, May 1 1821, to Volume 1, Number 8, December 1, 1821 (i.e. the first eight issues). Octavo (190 x 125 mm), contemporary half calf over pink papered boards (heavily rubbed, with some surface loss), spine with contrasting red morocco title label lettered in …

  • # 29074

    KING, Phillip Parker, Captain (1791-1856)

    Narrative of a survey of the intertropical and western coasts of Australia : performed between the years 1818 and 1822

    / by Phillip P. King, … With an appendix containing various subjects relating to hydrography and natural history. London : John Murray, 1827. First edition, second issue with cancel titles dated 1827 (as usual), lacking half-titles. Two volumes, octavo (215 x 135 mm), later half calf over cloth-covered boards, spines in compartments with gilt decoration …