Australia Pre 1850

  • # 21283

    PHILLIP, Arthur (1738-1814)

    The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay (coloured edition)

    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. London : John Stockdale, 1789. Quarto, full …

  • # 20791

    EDWARDS, Francis

    Australasia : books, maps, original water colour drawings, oil paintings and coloured plates relating to Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand and the islands of the Pacific Ocean including a fine series of original water colour drawings of Sydney and its harbour by Conrad Martens.

    Cover title : Australasia old and new. London : Francis Edwards, 1928. Catalogue 505. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, tape repair to spine, fore edge foxed, catalogue of 1537 works, with prices.

  • # 20644

    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, original embossed olive cloth boards (edges rubbed), spine with gilt lettering, rebacked with spine laid down, endpapers replaced, pp 8 (publisher’s advertisements), xx, 544, frontispiece and 6 aquatint plates (1 folding), (12 – a second …

  • # 20872

    PESCOTT, Edward Edgar.

    James Bonwick : A writer of school books and histories with a bibliography of his writings.

    Melbourne: H. A. Evans, 1939. Quarto, quarter cloth over lettered boards (edges rubbed), 43 pp., frontispiece portrait. Limited to 250 signed copies. From the library of noted collector F. G. Coles, his bookplate on front pastedown.

  • # 20673

    BASSETT, Marnie

    The Hentys. An Australian colonial tapestry

    London : Oxford University Press, 1954. Octavo, cloth in illustrated dustjacket (price clipped and a trifle flecked), pp. xviii; 578, illustrations, fore edge a little foxed, else fine. One of the great early pioneering families of Australia.

  • # 20466

    The beginnings of government in Australia

    Sydney : W. A. Gullick, Government Printer, 1913. Folio, lettered green cloth, armorial bookplate for Edward Angas Johnson to front pastedown, pp. [viii]; 23; [134], facsimiles of historical documents and manuscripts, light foxing to preliminaries, a very good copy. Foundation documents for Australia.

  • # 20628

    KELLY, David St. L.

    Convict and free : the master furniture-makers of New South Wales 1788-1851

    Kew, Victoria : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2014. Quarto, green cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket, 377 pp, 24 full-page colour plates and black-and-white illustrations in the text, an as-new copy of a superbly produced publication, one which will surely become an essential reference on the subject. The biographies and work of more than 80 of …

  • # 19366

    PERRY, Bishop Charles et al

    The Melbourne Church of England Messenger

    Melbourne : Church of England Book Depot, 1850. Vol. I. Octavo, publisher’s purple cloth, paper title label, frontispiece engraving of St Paul’s Melbourne by Thomas Ham, pp. vi; 340. The first volume and a scarce early Melbourne imprint, A total of four volume of the first series were published and a new series begun in …

  • # 20874

    CRAIG, Clifford

    Old Tasmanian prints : prepared in Great Britain, Europe and on the mainland of Australia

    Launceston : Foot & Playsted, 1964. Edition limited to 1000 numbered and signed copies. Large octavo, pictorial cloth boards, colour frontispiece, xii, 349 pp, illustrated with 81 plates (7 colour), a fine copy.

  • # 19578

    INGLETON, Geoffrey Chapman.

    True Patriots All, or, News from Early Australia, as told in a collection of broadsides

    Rutland and Tokyo : Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1988. Reprint of the 1952 first edition. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (foxed), 280pp. reproducing illustrated broad-sides. An exploration on ephemeral early printings concerning Australia.

  • # 20553

    KIRSOP, Wallace

    John Pascoe Fawkner’s Library. Facsimile of the sale catalogue of 1868. (Signed copy)

    Melbourne : Book Collectors Society of Australia, 1985. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, glassine wrapper, pp. 32, essay by Wallace Kirsop, facsimile of the original sale catalogue. Limited to 500 copies. Signed by Kirsop, who wrote the introduction.

  • # 19269

    WHITE, John (1756-1832)

    Journal of a voyage to New South Wales. (Coloured edition)

    / 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, full speckled calf, expertly rebacked with new spine, contrasting morocco title labels, decorated in gilt, marbled edges, pp [xviii], 299, [36], …

  • # 19270

    WHITE, John (1756-1832)

    Journal of a voyage to New South Wales

    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, full tree calf, gilt decorated borders, spine with detailed ornamental tooling, contrasting morocco title label, marbled endpapers, pp [xviii], 299, [36], 65 …

  • # 10546

    KELL, Julius

    Reise nach der Verbrecher-Colonie Neu-Südwales

    [=Voyage to the penal colony of New South Wales]. Series: Neueren Entdeckungsreisen Nach grösseren Reisewerken für die Jugend; Band 3. Leipzig : Julius Meissner, 1848. Small octavo, contemporary half blue morocco over marbled papered boards, 240 pp, illustrated with [4] steel-engraved plates, scattered foxing and browning (particularly to the plates), a small faint damp stain …

  • # 19392

    BROADBENT, James

    The Australian colonial house

    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 …

  • # 19215

    COLQUHOUN, Patrick (1745-1820)

    [TRANSPORTATION] Traité sur la police de Londres

    contenant le détail des crimes et délits qui se commettent dans cette capitale, et indiquant les moyens de les prévenir….Traduit de l’Anglais sur la sixième édition. Paris : Léopold Collin, 1807. Two volumes octavo, contemporary red half calf over red boards (rubbed), spines with gilt numbers, decoration and stamped title labels, pastedowns and free endpapers …