Sydney : The Trustees of the Public Library of New South Wales with Angus & Robertson, 1963. Folio, cloth in dustjacket (slightly sunned on spine and light wear to corners), pp. xi; 83, frontispiece. The William Dixson Foundation Publication No. 1. Transcription of the diary of James Scott, Sergeant of Marines, held in the State …
Images of an Australian enlightenment : the story of Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie’s treatment of the convicts as a history tale for today.
London : Unicorn, . Small quarto (245 x 20 mm), publisher’s cloth backed pictorial boards with a specially commissioned design by Indigenous artist Rosella Namok; 272 pp, extensively illustrated, with Notes, Select Bibliography and Index; a new copy. ‘This is the story of two Scots: Lachlan Macquarie, governor of the British colony of New South …
PHILLIP, Arthur (1738-1814)
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. Melbourne, Georgian House, 1950. Facsimile edition. Quarto, gilt-lettered …
Flinders, Matthew (1774-1814)
undertaken for the purpose of completing the discovery of that vast country, and prosecuted in the years 1801, 1802, and 1803, in His Majesty’s ship the Investigator and subsequently in the armed vessel Porpoise and Cumberland Schooner. With an account of the shipwreck of the Porpoise, arrival of the Cumberland at Mauritius, and imprisonment of …
RIENITS, Rex and Thea
Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1963. Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket (light edge wear, spine slightly faded), patterned endpapers, pp. x; 246, illustrated. A very good copy. A valuable survey of the first European artworks of the Australian continent, including chapters on Cook’s artists, the First Fleet, Thomas Watling, William Westall, John William Lewin, George …
BAGLIONE, Gabrielle et al.
[Paris] : MKF Editions, . Quarto, pictorial laminated boards, pp. 392, illustrated. New copy. Text by Gabrielle Baglione, Cédric Crémière ; translated from French into English by Jean Fornasiero & John West-Sooby. On 19 October 1800, Charles-Alexandre Lesueur set sail on a voyage of discovery to the Southern Lands led by Nicolas Baudin. He soon demonstrated …
Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2014. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 168, illustrated. Out of print, an as new copy. ‘True light and shade’ is filled with beautiful images by convict artist Joseph Lycett that powerfully capture in intimate detail Aboriginal life, a rare record of Aboriginal people within the vicinity of Newcastle and how …
DAMPIER, William (1651-1715) et al.
In four volumes. Containing I. Captain William Dampier’s voyages round the world : describing particularly, the coasts and Islands in the East and West-Indies. The South-Sea coasts of Chili, Peru, and Mexico. The countries of Tonquin, Achin and Malacca. The Cape of Good Hope, New-Holland, &c. II. The voyages of Lionel Wafer; giving an account of his …
TENCH, Watkin, Captain
including an accurate description of the situation of the colony; of the natives; and of its natural productions. London : Sold by G. Nicol, Pall-Mall ; and J. Sewell, Cornhill, 1793. Quarto, later half calf over marbled papered boards (rubbed), spine in compartments with elaborate gilt decoration and green morocco title label lettered in gilt, bookplate removed from front pastedown; all edges speckled red; frontispiece folding Map of the hitherto unexplored country …
LEICHHARDT, Ludwig (1813-1848)
Journal of an overland expedition in Australia from Moreton Bay to Port Essington, a distance of upwards of 3000 miles, during the years 1844-1845.
London : T. & W. Boone, 1847. First edition. Octavo, bound in period style with half-calf over marbled papered boards, spine in compartments with contrasting morocco title labels, pp. xx, 544, 8 (publisher’s advertisements); frontispiece and  aquatint plates (1 folding), internally clean; with the rare separately issued, hand-coloured map on three sheets (as issued: …
/ by J.O. Balfour, Esq., for six years a squatter in the Bathurst district. London : Smith, Elder, 1845. Octavo, contemporary blind blocked green cloth, spine with gilt lettering, front paste-down with previous owner’s name, 136 pp + 24 publisher’s advertisements, a fine, clean copy. Ferguson, 3980.
Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 1976. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 72, illustrated in black and white.
DODD, Graeme; VIDLER, Kornelia.
Sydney : Rustic Charm, 1988. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 120, illustrated, a couple of spots of foxing.
PETRIE, Constance Campbell and PETRIE, Tom (1831 - 1910)
Recorded by his daughter. Brisbane Queensland Book Depot, and Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1932. Second edition. Octavo, green cloth in dustjacket (slightly sunned to spine), previous owner’s name to endpaper, offsetting to endpapers, pp. xxii; [iv]; 323, photographic plates (including a number of indigenous Australians), folding plan of Brisbane, a fine copy.
HOWE, Robert (1795-1829) (printer and publisher); MANSFIELD, Ralph (1799-1880) (editor)
The Australian Magazine; or, Compendium of Religious, Literary, and Miscellaneous Intelligence. Volume 1. For 1821.
Sydney : Printed by Robert Howe, Government Printer, 1821. Volume 1, Number 1, May 1 1821, to Volume 1, Number 8, December 1, 1821 (i.e. the first eight issues). Octavo (190 x 125 mm), contemporary half calf over pink papered boards (heavily rubbed, with some surface loss), spine with contrasting red morocco title label lettered in …
KING, Phillip Parker, Captain (1791-1856)
Narrative of a survey of the intertropical and western coasts of Australia : performed between the years 1818 and 1822
/ by Phillip P. King, … With an appendix containing various subjects relating to hydrography and natural history. London : John Murray, 1827. First edition, second issue with cancel titles dated 1827 (as usual), lacking half-titles. Two volumes, octavo (215 x 135 mm), later half calf over cloth-covered boards, spines in compartments with gilt decoration …