Australia Pre 1850

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 19213

    RAYMOND, James (compiler)

    The New South Wales Calendar and General Post Office Directory, 1833

    [Sydney] : [Stephens &​ Stokes], [1832 or 1833]. Octavo, original half morocco over marbled boards, rebacked, preserving the original gilt decorated backstrip; front pastedown with early binder’s label of William Moffitt, King Street, Sydney, and twentieth century bookplate; front free-endpaper with a presentation inscription from the Sydney shipping agents Messrs. Aspinall, Brown & Co., Sydney …

  • # 19014

    CASEY, Maie

    An Australian story 1837 – 1907 (signed copy)

    Melbourne : Sun Books, 1965. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 181, signed by Casey on the half-title.

  • # 19346

    DUPAIN, Max et al.

    Georgian architecture in Australia.

    With some examples of buildings of the post-Georgian period. Photography by Max Dupain. Architectural commentary and notes by Morton Herman. Social histories of New South Wales and Tasmania by Marjorie Barnard and Daniel Thomas. Sydney : Ure Smith, 1963. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket (a couple of short tears ), pp. 148, illustrated with Dupain’s …

  • # 19412

    McPHEE, John (ed.)

    Joseph Lycett : convict artist

    Sydney : Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 2006. Quarto, cloth-covered boards in illustrated dust jacket, pp. 285, illustrated in colour throughout, academic text on the artist by John McPhee, Richard Neville, Roger Butler, Shane Frost and Martin Terry. A richly illustrated monograph on the convict artist Joseph Lycett published on the occasion of …

  • # 17216

    BAKER, Hannah Newton (attributed)

    Sketches of Australian life and scenery. By one who has been a resident for thirty years.

    London : Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1876. First edition. Octavo, later red pebbled cloth boards (flecked), front pastedown with bookplate of Melbourne bibliophile Jeff Prentice, bound without the original wrappers, pp. 350; occasional handling marks to the margins, otherwise internally clean and sound. Ferguson 15739. Ascribed by Miller to Mrs. Hannah Newton Baker, this …

  • # 18966

    WANTRUP, Jonathan

    Australian rare books 1788 – 1900 (deluxe edition)

    Sydney : Hordern House, 1987. Two volumes, octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, slipcase (slightly marked), vol. 1 pp. x; 168; vol. 2 pp. 32; previous owner’s book labels to endpapers, light foxing to edges, a very good set. The deluxe edition, each volume limited to 125 copies signed by the author. The deluxe edition is specially bound …

  • # 16533

    PELSAERT, Francois (c.1595-1630)

    Ongeluckige voyagie, van’t schip Batavia, nae de Oost-Indien.

    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 …

  • # 18717

    HOWE, George (1769-1821)

    Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser. Sunday, November 2, 1806. Volume IV. Number 190.

    Sydney : George Howe, 1806. Folio sheet, 293 x 243 mm, [2] pp, printed on laid paper, trimmed closely at top edge; text in 3 columns; original horizontal and vertical folds, mild water stain around masthead, scattered foxing to both sides of the sheet, some roughening at edges, print a little faded on the first …

  • # 18666

    Maker unknown.

    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 …

  • # 14850

    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 …

  • # 18554

    [ELLIS, Theophilus Tighe, Captain (1782-1834)]

    Letter concerning the inheritance of lands owned by Superintendent Theophilus Ellis in the Swan River Colony.

    Manuscript letter addressed to ‘The Hon’ble Colonial Secretary, Perth, Western Australia’ [Peter Nicholas Broun], headed ‘Cockermouth, Cumberland, 4 January 1842′, written by the as yet unidentified husband of one of Theophilus Ellis’ nieces. Single sheet, 265 x 410 mm, bifolium, written in ink on [3] pages, the fourth used for the address; the letter is …

  • # 18233

    HEERES, J. E.

    The part borne by the Dutch in the discovery of Australia 1606 – 1765

    [Dutch title : Het aandeel der Nederlanders in de ontdekking van Australië 1606-1765]. London : Luzac & co., 1899. Quarto, library buckram, pp. 106, duplicated (the text in English and Dutch), maps and charts, original wrapper laid in. Published by the Royal Dutch Geographical Society to commemorate its twenty-fifth anniversary.