Australia Pre 1850

  • # 22949

    Hawkesworth, John (1715-17773); Cook, James (1728-1779); 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 …

  • # 24177

    JUKES, J. Beete (1811 - 1869)

    Narrative of the surveying voyage of H.M.S. Fly,

    commanded by Captain F.P. Blackwood, in Torres Strait, New Guinea and other islands of the Eastern Archipelago, during the years 1842-1846 : together with an excursion into the interior of the eastern part of Java. London : T. &​ W. Boone, 1847. Two volumes, contemporary full tan calf (edges rubbed), spine in compartments with contrasting …

  • # 23983

    HERMAN, Morton

    The early Australian architects and their work

    Illustrated and decorated by the author. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1954. Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket (a couple of small tears), pp. 248, illustrated. First edition. Provenance: F. G. Coles, his bookplate tipped-in to endpaper, Joan McClelland, her name inscribed to endpaper.

  • # 24072

    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; short tear at top edge of front panel of d/j, otherwise an as-new copy. A superbly produced publication, one which will surely become an essential reference on the …

  • # 24226

    WANTRUP, Jonathan

    Australian rare books 1788 – 1900 (deluxe edition)

    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 80). The deluxe edition is specially bound in slipcase, and includes the additional volume ‘First …

  • # 24002

    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 …

  • # 23511


    [BOTANY BAY] The Gamester.

    Also titled: The story of poor Tricket the Gamester. London : Sold by J. Marshall, (Printer to the Cheap Repository for moral and religious tracts) No. 17, Queen-Street, Cheapside, and No. 4, Aldermary Church Yard, and R. White, Piccadilly, London. By S. Hazard, at Bath, and by all Booksellers, newsmen, and hawkers in town and …

  • # 23510

    EVANS, George William, (1780-1852)

    Voyage a la terre de Van Diemen, ou, Description historique, géographique, et topographique de cette ile.

    [Series : Collection des meilleurs voyages modernes, Tome 40]. Paris : Bureau des Annales des Voyages, 1823. Octavo, contemporary blue paper wrappers, pp. [iv – prospectus for Ternaux-Compans’ Archives des voyages], 187; [2 – catalogue for Librairie de Gide Fils, with an advertisement for this title], folding frontispiece plate with engraving of Hobart by Engelmann, large …

  • # 23405

    BARKLY, Henry Sir (1815-1898)

    Royal Society of Victoria. President’s inaugural address for 1860.

    [Cover title]. Also titled: President’s inaugural address for 1860 / delivered by His Excellency Sir Henry Barkly … to the members of the Royal Society of Victoria at the anniversary dinner held on the 10th April, 1860. [Melbourne : The Society, 1860]. Octavo, string bound pamphlet, 17 pp, a fine copy. Includes reference to Burke …

  • # 23479

    DUYKER, Edward

    Nature’s Argonaut : Daniel Solander 1733-1782. Naturalist and voyager with Cook and Banks

    Melbourne : Miegunyah Press, 1998 (1999). Octavo, boards in dustjacket, pp. xx; 380; 36 leaves of plates, a fine copy. “Nature’s Argonaut is the first full biography of this important eighteenth century naturalist who now only circled the globe under sail but ranged as far north as the Arctic as far south as Tierra del …

  • # 23713

    PLOMLEY, N. J. B.

    The Baudin expedition and the Tasmanian Aborigines in 1802.

    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.

  • # 23750

    RYAN, Peter

    Redmond Barry. A colonial life 1813 – 1880

    Melbourne University Press, 1980. Second edition. Octavo, wrappers, dustjacket, pp. 45, illustrated.

  • # 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], …

  • # 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 …

  • # 21939

    WYLD, James

    Map of Australia, compiled from the nautical surveys,

    made by order of The Admiralty and other authentic documents /​ by James Wyld, Geographer to the Queen. London : Published by James Wyld, Charing Cross East, 1844. Engraved map of Australia with hand colouring (insets: Van Diemens Land; World), linen backed, measuring 560 x 820 mm, folded to octavo (pale foxing), linen edged, paste-down …

  • # 23708

    CHOBARD (engraver); LESUEUR, Charles Alexandre (1778-1846, artist)

    Mollusques et zoophytes

    [Paris : Arthus Bertrand, Libraire-Éditeur, 1824]. Copperplate stipple engraving with original hand colouring, 314 x 241 mm (plate mark), 345 x 255 mm (sheet), titled in the image lower centre, number 61 printed upper right. Source : Voyage de découvertes aux terres Australes. Exécuté par ordre de sa Majesté l’Empereur et Roi, sur les corvettes …