Australia Pre 1850

  • # 31756

    TURNBULL, Clive

    [HAWTHORN PRESS] Kellyana

    Melbourne : The Hawthorn Press, 1943. First edition. Octavo, printed card covers (slight wear to top edges), 12 pp, contents fine. Bibliography of works on Ned Kelly. THP 424.

  • # 31610

    MRS. QUONG TART [TART, Margaret]

    The life of Quong Tart ; or, how a foreigner succeeded in a British community.

    Sydney : W.M. Maclardy, 1911. Octavo, original blind blocked blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and design to upper board, gilt lettered spine (very slightly sunned to the spine and a couple of very minor flecks), without the loose errata slip, previous owner’s name neatly inscribed to endpaper, 99 pp, [18] leaves of plates, a …

  • # 31523

    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, contemporary …

  • # 30173

    VANCOUVER, George (1757-1798)

    A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and round the world;

    in which the coast of North-West America has been carefully examined and accurately surveyed. Undertaken by his Majesty’s command principally with a view to ascertain the existence of any navigable communication between the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans; and performed in the year 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, in the Discovery sloop …

  • # 31179

    HOWE, George 1769-1821; BLAXCELL, Garnham 1778-1817; BENT, Ellis 1783-1815; FOSTER, James; JAMES, Joseph

    Promissory note, dishonoured, signed by Garnham Blaxcell to Captain Joseph James, Sydney, 1812.

    Promissory note, dishonoured, signed by Garnham Blaxcell for 250 pounds to be paid in good Government  Bills to Captain Joseph James, Sydney, 20 March 1812, watermarked paper, 73 x 200 mm; accompanied by a notice of protest form dated 16 August 1813 signed by Ellis Bent, Judge Advocate and James Foster, Clerk for Ellis Bent, …

  • # 30750

    STURT, Charles [1795 - 1869]

    Two expeditions into the interior of southern Australia, during the years 1828, 1829, 1830, and 1831 : with observations on the soil, climate, and general resources of the colony of New South Wales.

    London : Smith, Elder and Co., 1833. First edition. Two volumes, finely bound in modern half-calf over marbled papered boards, spines in compartments, ruled in gilt, blind tooling and contrasting morocco gilt-lettered title labels, vol. I with lithographed frontispiece; pp. lxxx; large folding engraved map (a couple of short tears); 219, four lithographed plates, two …

  • # 31180

    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 …

  • # 31243

    BERTIE, Charles

    The story of the Royal Hotel & The Theatre Royal, Sydney (deluxe edition)

    Sydney L Simmons, 1927. Octavo, full roan (edges rubbed), into which is laid a panel of wall paper from the dining room of the Royal Hotel (as issued), patterned endpapers, pp. 32, plus photographic plates, The exceedingly scarce deluxe edition, limited to 23 copies, signed by the author. This copy with a presentation inscription on …

  • # 31008

    EARNSHAW, John

    Early Sydney cabinetmakers 1804-1870. A directory & introductory survey

    Sydney : Wentworth Books, 1971. Octavo, boards in dusjacket (lightly foxed, label mark), pp. 55, black and white plates. Limited to 1000 copies.

  • # 28117

    HAWKINS, J. B.

    The influence of Scottish and Irish cabinet makers over the production of Australian colonial furniture in Sydney and Hobart before 1835

    Presentation by John Hawkins to the Furniture History Society (Australasia) Inc. March 12, 2008 and the creation and furnishing of Government House, Hobart. Adapted by Gary Morgan. Melbourne : The Roy Morgan Research Centre Pty Ltd, November 2009. Octavo, lettered wrappers, pp. 208, illustrated. Illustrated publication of a lecture on colonial furniture by John Hawkins …

  • # 31246

    A Regency manuscript copybook featuring a woodcut of a kangaroo

    [England : s.n., circa 1820]. Small quarto, illustrated wrappers, containing 32 blank pages, a number of which have been filled in manuscript with financial records of a property settlement, dated 1828; complete and in good condition. The upper panel of this Georgian artefact features a woodcut illustration of a kangaroo after Stubbs, with a text …

  • # 31156

    JONES, Rhys

    The Tasmanian Aboriginal in Art

    Hobart : Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 1976. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (slightly creased), pp. 24, illustrated. Text by Rhys Jones. Catalogue of 115 works, including works by Arago, Bock, Becker, Dowling, Duterrau, Glover, Gould, Lesueur, Simkinson de Wesselow, Webber and photographs by Nixon, Winter, Woolley, and others.

  • # 30671

    TOWNSEND, Joseph Phipps

    Rambles and observations in New South Wales with sketches of men and manners, notices of the Aborigines, glimpses of scenery, and some hints to emigrants.

    London : Chapman and Hall, 1849. Octavo, finely bound in modern quarter-kangaroo over marbled papered boards, spine in compartments, contrasting title labels to spine, pp. vii; [1]; 312. An attractive copy. ‘J. P. Townsend came to Sydney in 1842 and until 1846, when he returned to England, visited many parts of New South Wales, including …

  • # 30755


    [CONVICTS] Police Establishment at Port Macquarie.

    Despatch from the Right Honorable Lord Glenelg to His Excellency Sir George Gipps, stating that the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury do not disapprove of the increase of the Police Establishment at Port Macquarie, but suggest the apportionment of the expence [sic] between the Colonial and Convict Funds. No.3. Downing Street, 14th October, 1837 … …

  • # 28676

    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 …

  • # 28910

    [HOWE, Anne, publisher]

    The New South Wales Calendar and General Post Office Directory, 1836

    Sydney : printed at the Gazette Office [by Anne Howe] for the Proprietor, 1836. Octavo, original publisher’s plum cloth (rubbed and stained), recased with later spine and remnants of label; folding frontispiece map of Sydney Town dated 1836; engraved title page; pp. vii; [blank]; xviii; [xviii]; 408; [2]; 146; four engraved plates of signal flags …