SMITH, Bernard and WHEELER, Alwyne (eds.)
Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1988. Folio, cloth in dustjacket, pp. 256, illustrated. From the library of art historian Leigh Astbury, signed by him on preliminary blank. A significant survey of Australia’s earliest colonial art, including ethnographical studies, natural history drawings, early views of Sydney and New South Wales as well as early maps.
Melbourne : McCarron, Bird & Co., 1888. Two volumes, quarto, elaborately gilt-decorated full crushed morocco (a little scuffed), all edges gilt, pp. xii; 594; xii; 822, illustrated, a fine copy of a weighty set often found with serious defects to the binding. Ferguson 16439
ELLIS, M. H.
Sydney : The Shepherd Press, 1949. Quarto, full crushed morocco, slipcase, illustrated endpapers, pp. 292, portrait frontispece, tipped-in plates. The deluxe edition, limited to 350 copies. A fine publication on the important colonial architect.
RAYMOND, James (compiler)
Sydney : Stephens & Stokes, 1832. Octavo, original publisher’s green cloth (rubbed and stained), remnants of original paper label to spine; front pastedown with early binder’s ticket of William Moffitt, King Street, Sydney; folding frontispiece map of Sydney Town dated 1831; pp. vi, [iv]; 7 – 204, colour folding plate of signal flags mostly missing, …
Hobart : Sullivan’s Cove, 1973. Octavo, cloth boards with printed paper title label, pp 68. Limited to 150 numbered copies, initialed on colophon.
CROOK, William Pascoe; CURREY, John (editor)
Melbourne : The Colony Press, 1983. Limited edition of 185 copies, of which this is number 141. Original half morocco over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, front pastedown with later ex libris; pp. 76, tipped in photographic plates; 2 folding plates including a facsimile of an extract from Crook’s manuscript account of Port Phillip; foxing …
Quirós, Pedro Fernández de [Queirós, Pedro Fernandes de], 1563-1615
Relation Herrn Petri Fernandes de Quir, Spanischen Hauptmans [et]c. So er König. May. in Spanien [et]c. : Von dem new erfundnem vierten theil der Welt (so bissher in Mappis oder Landtafflen Terra Australis incognita genannt) vnd desselben Länder, Reichtumb vnd Fruchtbarkeit u. vbergeben : In Spanischer Sprach zu Pampelona mit dess Koniglichen Raths erlaubnuss getruckt jetzo aber meniglich zu gutem ins Teutsch gebracht.
Augspurg [i.e. Augsburg] : bey Chrysostomo Dabertzhofer, 1611. Small quarto, recent marbled papered wrappers, all edges blue, pp , 9, , title leaf with woodcut printer’s device, engraved headpiece with Jesuit trigram, historiated initial; a fine copy, housed in a custom blind tooled morocco clam shell box. Rare first German edition of the Memorial octavo …
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 …
WHITE, John (1756-1832)
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 preserving original spine, contrasting morocco title labels, decorated in gilt, edges rubbed, marbled endpapers, pp [xviii], 299, …
PÉRON, François, 1775-1810; FREYCINET, Louis Claude Desaulses de, 1779-1842; LESUEUR, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846; PETIT, Nicolas-Martin, 1777-1804
Voyage de découvertes aux terres Australes. Exécuté par ordre de sa Majesté l’Empereur et Roi, sur les corvettes le Géographe, le Naturaliste, et la goélette le Casuarina, pendant les années 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804.
Rare set of the regular account of the Baudin expedition to the Terres Australes, the text volumes in publisher’s wrappers, with the plates presented in both coloured and uncoloured states. One of the most important and famous descriptions of Australia ever published, it also contains the first published complete and fully detailed map of Australia, Freycinet’s Carte …
LEWIN, John William, 1770-1819
A natural history of the birds of New South Wales, collected, engraved and faithfully painted after nature. By John William Lewin, A.L.S., late of Paramatta, New South Wales. New and improved edition, to which is added a list of the synonymes of each species, incorporating the labours of T. Gould, Esq., N. A. Vigors, Esq., T. Horsfield, M.D., and W. Swainson, Esq.
A fine example, in original condition, of one of the rarest illustrated works of Australian natural history. London : Henry H. Bohn, 1838. Folio, original publisher’s binding of quarter crushed morocco, spine lettered in gilt ‘Lewin’s Birds of New Holland’, green cloth covered boards, yellow endpapers, pp [iv], 26 etched plates with original gouache hand-colouring, …
Sydney : Hordern House, 1987. Two volumes, octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, slipcase, vol. 1 pp. x; 168; vol. 2 pp. 32; a fine set. The deluxe edition, each volume limited to 125 copies signed by the author (this is copy number 3). The deluxe edition is specially bound in slipcase, and includes the additional volume ‘First …
WILLIAMS, Glyndwr and FROST, Alan
Melbourne : Oxford University Press 1988. First edition. Small quarto, publisher’s grey cloth boards (a few light marks) in pictorial dust jacket (rubbed), endpaper maps, signed on the title page by both authors, 242 pp, black-and-white colour illustrations; internally clean and bright; a very good copy. Comprehensive and well-illustrated account of the European discovery and …
Sydney : Longueville Publications, 1987. Edition limited to 2000 copies. Large quarto, publisher’s navy cloth boards lettered in gilt, in illustrated dust jacket, 340 pp, illustrated throughout (mostly colour plates), introduction by Robert Irving, with biographical notes on the artists, index; a fine copy of this important reference work.
KERR, Joan; BROADBENT, James
Sydney : David Ell Press, in association with the Elizabeth Bay House Trust, 1980. Limited edition of 1500 numbered and signed copies (this is copy no. 1323). Quarto, publisher’s green cloth in illustrated dust jacket (front panel marked at top edge), 156 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white, index, bibliography; a very good copy. A …
[Belfast] : Ulster Museum, 1988. Large oblong octavo, pictorial stiff wrappers, staple bound, 78 pp, black and white photographic illustrations throughout, 2 maps, bibliography, a fine copy. A catalogue of Australian Aboriginal material culture in the collections of the Ulster Museum and the National Museum of Ireland, including objects collected by Gordon Augustus Thomson and …