Melbourne : Sotheby’s, 2004. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, unpaginated, 63 lots illustrated in colour of significant printed and manuscript works of Australian significance.
Letter of welcome with signatories to Charles Joseph La Trobe, Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser, 7th October, 1839
Melbourne : Australian Genealogies, 1979. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 12, printed letterpress.
London : Collins Harvill, 1987. First edition. Large octavo, fine grey cloth boards in like dust jacket, 688 pp, illustrated, an excellent copy.
HAWKESWORTH, John; COOK, James and KING James
An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of his present Majesty for making discoveries in the southern hemisphere,
and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour: drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, Esq; by John Hawkesworth, Ll.D. in three volumes. Illustrated with cuts, and a great variety …
Tuckey, James Kingston (1776-1816)
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, half-calf over marbled papered boards, expertly recased with new spine to style, pp …
COUNTY OF LINCOLN.
Late eighteenth century journal. Square octavo, 195 x 155 mm, quarter calf over marbled papered boards (recently rebacked, endpapers replaced); pp , manuscript in ink in several hands on unruled laid paper, the majority of entries on rectos only; clean and legible throughout. This unique, unpublished manuscript provides a fascinating “view from the inside” of …
PRAED, Winthrop Mackworth (1802-1839)
[Cambridge : s.n., 1823]. Octavo, plain blue wrappers (edges chipped, label of J. O. Edwards inside upper wrapper), pp. 14; , stitchbound, occasional slight foxing, else very good. The Chancellor’s Gold Medal is the premier prize for poetry at Cambridge University. It was founded in 1813, and is an annual event, with each poem being …
LANG, John Dunmore, Rev. (1799-1878)
A sermon, preached on Sunday, June 15, 1823, to the congregation of Scots Presbyterians, in Sydney, New South Wales; preparatory to the building of a Scots church.
Sydney : printed by Robert Howe, 1823. Octavo, gilt-lettered quarter morocco over red cloth; pp.18, printed letterpress; inscribed by John Dunmore Lang at the head of title page (slightly trimmed) ‘To the Revd. J. [W?]. Adamson. With the Author’s kindest wishes’; a few typographical corrections in Lang’s hand; a fine presentation copy. Ferguson 920. Printed by …
Aboriginal King’s Brass Plate (1820). “King Taptalla II.” King of the Terrara Tribe, Shoalhaven River, New South Wales.
[Title from mid nineteenth-century manuscript note]. Brass breastplate or gorget, crescentic, maximum diameter 140 mm, anterior with engraved lettering KING TAPTALLA II, foliage motif repeated at each of the upper corners, emu and kangaroo dos-à-dos at the centre (design only partially completed); diagonal cut mark running from lower left to upper right edge; the surface has been …
[SOUTH AUSTRALIA; IMMIGRATION] Newitt family archive, including ticket to Adelaide from London, 1854.
The following group of original documents and photographs relates to the family of Thomas Newitt, who arrived in Adelaide with his family in 1854. 1. Marriage certificate for Thomas and Mary Ann Newitt, September 7th 1836, in the Parish of St Mary, Lambeth, in the County of Surrey. Thomas Newitt, bachelor; Mary Ann Perry, spinster. …
Prévost, Antoine François (Abbé) (1697-1763)
ou, Nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre, qui ont été publiées jusqu’à présent dans les différentes langues de toutes les nations connues … … Paris : Didot, 1746 – 1789. Twenty volumes, quarto (290 x 230 mm), uniformly bound in period full French speckled calf, ruled in gilt, …
SHAW, George (1751-1813)
[London] : Printed by J. Davis : Published by J. Sowerby, 1794. Nine engravings with original hand colour, each approximately 230 x 160 mm (plate lines), on J. Whatman watermarked paper, 303 x 242 mm (sheet), titled and imprinted in the image (imprint erased from one as issued), small stab holes from the string binding …
[SCHUTZ, Friedrich G.]
Darstellung der fünf Welttheile durch Zufammensetzung in eine Kugelaehnliche Gestalt, zur leichteren Vorstellung und Gebrauch beim geographischen Unterricht in Schulen über die Beschaffenheit & Eintheilung der Erde
Stuttgart : Friedrich G. Schutz, circa 1820. Collapsible globe in 6 gores, engraved with hand colouring, laid down on thin card, each gore 175 x 66 mm (irregular), in fine condition with vivid original colour; Australia with P. Nuyts Land, De Witsland, Eintrachts Land, Arnheims Land, Van Diemensland, Carpenteria and Basses Strasse all marked; the gores …
: who died lately, leaving a princely fortune of nearly one million Sterling. With an appendix on emigration and transportation to the Australian colonies. By A.L.F. Late of New South Wales. [Extracts from “the Botany Bay Rothschild” have been given in the Times, Weekly Dispatch, Sun, Globe, Morning Advertiser, &c.]. Caption title: The Botany Bay Rothschild. …
London : Richard and John Taylor, 1843. Quarto, publisher’s printed wrappers, string bound, manuscript correction of ‘Four’ to ‘Five’ coloured plates, pp. 8 (unopened); 5 plates with striking original hand colouring. Housed in a custom made folding clamshell box. Book label of Alan John Jarvis to inside upper wrapper and inside the box. An exceptional …
PELSAERT, Francois (c.1595-1630)
Amsterdam : Jan Jansz, 1647. First edition. Small quarto, papered boards, pp. [ii – title leaf], 118, lacking final blank (as in most copies); six folding copperplates (plate V provided in expert facsimile), some very pale marginal water stains, tiny worm hole to margin of first few leaves, a clean and well preserved copy housed …