PLOMLEY, N. J. B.
Hobart : Blubber Head Press, 1983. Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket, spine slightly faded, illustrated endpapers, pp. 245, illustrated. Limited to 1000 signed and numbered copies.
RUSDEN, G. W.
London : Chapman and Hall and Melbourne and Sydney : George Robertson, 1883. Three volumes, octavo, publisher’s green cloth, lettered in gilt, joints cracked, bookplate of H. L. White to endpaper, else a fine set.
MAWE, John (1764 - 1829)
with instructions and directions where to find the finest shells; also for preserving the skins of animals; and the best methods of catching and preserving insects &c. &c. &c. London : printed for and sold by the author, and by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1825. Fourth edition. Duodecimo, later red roan with …
DODD, Graeme; VIDLER, Kornelia.
Sydney : Rustic Charm, 1988. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 120, illustrated.
HANLON, Robert (editor)
Melbourne : The Hawthorn Press, 1951. Edition limited to 50 copies. Presentation copy from the author to the writer Frank Clune, inscribed on the foreword ‘To my good friend Frank Clune. Bob Hanlon 2/1/52’. Octavo, pictorial card covers (spine sunned), stapled, 31 pp, contents fine. THP 94. Reproduces the text of a letter from a …
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 …
Experiences of a colonist forty years ago, and a journey from Port Phillip to South Australia in 1839.
By an Old Hand. Adelaide : Frearson and Brother, 1879. Octavo, gilt-lettered blue cloth (a bright copy), bookplate from the Geoffrey Ingleton collection to front pastedown, bookplate from the Chapman collection to front free endpaper, pp. 63; 59; errata slip, six full page wood engravings, a fine copy. Hamilton’s experiences of early Adelaide, where he arrived …
London : Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1883. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (edges a little rubbed, but overall bright), colour lithograph frontispiece of Melbourne in 1837, preliminaries foxed, pp. x; 537, lithographed plates, folding facsimiles, folding map, overall very good. F. Hornbill Cole copy, with bookplate to endpaper. Ferguson 7252
BACKHOUSE, James, 1794-1869
London : Hamilton, Adams, 1843. Octavo, early half ctushed morocco over cloth (scuffed), all edges gilt, front paste-down with mid-nineteenth century book label of Binks, pp. xviii, 560, cxliv,  leaves of plates (3 folded), maps, a very good copy. Ferguson, 3558. The important account of Backhouse, an English Quaker and botanist, of his sojourn in …
The Old Pioneers memorial history of Melbourne from the discovery of Port Phillip down to the World War
Melbourne : Old Pioneers’ Memorial Fund, . Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth (discoloured), pp. xii; 494, photographic illustrations, folding maps and plans. A comprehensive history of Melbourne covering every aspect of its physical and social development after white settlement.
RUSDEN, G. W. (George William)
London and Edinburgh : Williams and Northgate, 1872. Second edition. Octavo, recent gilt lettered boards, new endpapers, original printed wrappers bound in, pp vii, , 56; with 2 folding maps; fine copy. The copy of bibliophile Dr. George Mackaness, his bookplate to front pastedown. Ferguson 15215. Rusden’s work, with a dedication to Anthony Trollope, was …
CRAIG, Clifford (1896-1986); ROBERTSON, E. Graeme (Edward Graeme) (1903-1975); FAHY Kevin
Melbourne : Georgian House, 1972. Quarto cloth in dustjacket, pp. 220, extensively illustrated.
Architecture and society in New South Wales 1788-1842. Sydney : Hordern House in association with the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 1997. Quarto, cloth covered boards, pictorial dust jacket, pp. 400, limited to 2000 copies, contains 24 colour plates and over 100 monochrome plates, contains in-depth academic text on the architecture of houses …
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.
[VICTORIAN MERINO INDUSTRY; FORLONG FAMILY] Saxon sheep : a novel based on the activities of the Templeton and the Forlong families in the early days of Australian settlement.
Melbourne : F.W. Cheshire, 1961. First edition. Octavo, grey pictorial cloth in dustjacket (mild foxing), illustrated endpapers, 247 pp, a very good copy. The story of the pioneer families who introduced merino sheep from Saxony into Tasmania and Victoria’s Western District in the 1830s.