Australia Pre 1850

  • # 33147

    CRAIG, Clifford (1896-1986); ROBERTSON, E. Graeme (Edward Graeme) (1903-1975); FAHY Kevin

    Early colonial furniture in New South Wales and Van Diemen’s Land

    Melbourne : Georgian House, 1972 (1980 reprint). Quarto cloth in dustjacket, pp. 220, extensively illustrated. A fine copy.

  • # 33146

    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; a new copy of a book now out of print. A superbly produced publication, one which will surely become an essential reference on the subject. The biographies and work …

  • # 33017

    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 and buildings in New South Wales in the …

  • # 26694

    WHITE, John (1756-1832)

    Journal of a voyage to New South Wales (deluxe 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, in an Italian binding of full white vellum, contrasting morocco title labels, decorated in gilt, engraved map from 1802 of the …

  • # 32708

    BENOISTON DE CHATEAUNEUF, Louis François (1776-1856)

    [TRANSPORTATION] De la colonisation des condamnés, et de l’avantage qu’il y aurait pour la France à adopter cette mesure.

    Paris : Martinet, 1827. First (and only) edition. Octavo (215 x 135 mm), original plain grey wrappers, stitched; pp [4], 67, [1]; letterpress printed on wide-margined paper; text in French; occasional light spotting, but an excellent copy. A discussion of the merits and prospects of France adopting a system of colonial convict transportation similar to …

  • # 32184

    ROBINSON, Lionel and Philip

    Catalogue of extremely rare and important printed books and ancient manuscripts

    London : William H. Robinson Lts, 1948. Quarto, printed boards (lightly marked), pp. 200, illustrated including folding plates. Astonishing collection of printed books and manuscripts, too many treasures to list, but including the first book printed in English (Caxton’s Recuyell of the Historyes of Troy, 1475), the earliest known American verse (a broadside ballad fro …

  • # 32879

    [ROWE, George]; BLAKE, Steven

    George Rowe, artist and lithographer 1796-1864

    The catalogue of an exhibition held at – Art Gallery and Museum, Cheltenham, 21 August-2 October 1982, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, 30 October-11 December 1982. Exhibition organised and catalogue written by Steven Blake. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 72, illustrated, spine a little creased. Scholarly monograph on the topographical painter and printmaker, including his time …

  • # 32451

    DARBY, Garry

    William Buelow Gould : convict artist of Van Diemen’s Land

    Sydney : Copperfield, 1980. Quarto, gilt-lettered boards in dustjacket, pp. 136, illustrated.

  • # 26482

    PLUMRIDGE & BARNES; [BLAXLAND, Louisa Australia, 1807-1888]

    Louisa Australia Blaxland, late of Newington.

    [Title from inscription verso]. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 95 x 62 mm (mount); verso with imprint of Plumridge & Barnes, 158 Regent St., London W,, and fully contemporary inscription in pencil identifying the sitter as Louisa Australia Blaxland, late of Newington; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. Possibly the …

  • # 32488

    McDONALD, Patricia R.; PEARCE, Barry

    The artist and the patron : aspects of colonial art in New South Wales

    Sydney : Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1988. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, 187 pp, colour and black and white illustrations, a fine copy.

  • # 32485

    JONES, Rhys

    The Tasmanian Aboriginal in Art

    Hobart : Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 1976. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, 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.

  • # 32482

    BROWN, Tony and KOLENBERG, Hendrik

    Skinner Prout in Australia 1840-1848

    Hobart : The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 1986. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 80, illustrated. A fine copy. Prout’s works in Australia, including studies of indigenous Australians.

  • # 32411

    DI TOMMASO, Lisa

    The art of the First Fleet

    Melbourne : Hardie Grant Books, 2012. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, corners slightly bumped, pp. 112, extensively illustrated. Ethnographical and topographical art, zoology and botanical painting from the Natural History Museum, London.

  • # 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 …

  • # 31549

    "Garryowen" (FINN, Edmund, 1819-1898)

    The chronicles of early Melbourne, 1835 to 1852. Historical, anecdotal and personal, by “Garryowen”

    Centennial edition with portraits and illustrations. Melbourne : Fergusson and Mitchell, 1888. First edition. Two volumes, quarto, gilt-decorated roan (edges rubbed, as commonly found, the upper joint to the first volume split), all edges gilt, pen inscription to preliminary blank, pp. xiv; 1000, numerous lithographed illustrations, the occasional spot of foxing, overall a very good set. …

  • # 31812

    BONWICK, James

    John Batman, the founder of Victoria

    Melbourne : Samuel Mullen, 1867. First edition. Duodecimo, original blind green cloth with gilt lettering to upper board (rubbed), contemporary binder’s ticket of Detmold of Melbourne, pp 105, [2] advertisements, a very good copy. Ferguson 7230; Pescott 57. Provenance : Marjorie Tipping, her name signed on the endpaper and dated 1964, noting she acquired it …