Australia Pre 1850

  • # 42697

    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 …

  • # 34720


    [TASMANIA; WINE] Licence issued to Messrs. Henty & Company, Launceston, in pursuance of An Act for the Licensing of Wholesale Dealers in Wine and Sprituous Liquors. January 1842.

    [Hobart Town : s.n.], 1842. Foolscap folio, 330 x 200 mm, letterpress printed recto only on laid paper with Britannia watermark; the manuscript entries record the successful application by Messrs. Henty & Co., Launceston, for a licence ‘to be a Dealer, under the said Act, In Wine and in Brandy, Rum, Gin, Whiskey, Cordials, and …

  • # 34709


    [TASMANIA; ALCOHOL] Licence to keep an Inn or a Public House, circa 1836.

    [Hobart Town : s.n., circa 1836]. Foolscap folio, 315 x 200 mm, letterpress printed recto only on laid paper with watermark ‘W. Warren 1836’; a colonial Government licence ‘to keep an Inn or a Public House … and to sell and retail therein Ale, Beer, and other Malt Liquors, and Wines, Cider, Ginger Beer, Spruce …

  • # 41913

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

    Notice of protest form lodged on behalf of Joseph James against Garnham Blaxcell for a dishonoured promissory note; signed by Ellis Bent, Judge Advocate. Sydney, 1813.

    [Sydney, NSW : 16 August, 1813]. Small folio bifolium (250 x 200 mm), laid paper watermarked W. SHARP 1810; the first side contains a pro forma legal document printed in letterpress by George Howe, with manuscript entries in a clerical hand recording Judge Advocate of New South Wales Ellis Bent’s protest on behalf of Captain Joseph …

  • # 42703

    PERON, M[onsieur] F[rancois] (1775 - 1810)

    A Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere, performed by order of the Emperor Napoleon, during the years 1801, 1802, 1803, and 1804.

    Prepared for the Press by M. F. Peron, one of the naturalists appointed for the expedition, member of the National Institute, &c. &c. and published in consequence of an Imperial Decree. Translated from the French. London : Richard Phillips, 1809. Octavo, later half-calf over marbled papered boards (rubbed), pp. viii, 9 -314, [2], folding frontispiece …

  • # 42675

    [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 …

  • # 42674

    RIBELLE, Charles de.

    Voyages a travers le monde et l’industrie des nations (coloured version)

    Paris: Amable Rigaud, c. 1863. Folio, plum cloth with fine morocco spine gilt-decorated in compartments, all edges gilt, 292pp., scattered foxing, silk endpapers (marked), 16 coloured lithographed plates. The last section concerns Oceania and Australia. The chapters in the section on the Americas include sugar cane, cotton, Mexico, California, Panama, Araucania, the Guyanas, Brasil, Peru, …

  • # 42886

    GROOM, Linda

    First Fleet artist. George Raper’s birds & plants of Australia

    Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 2009. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 146, slight bumping to cornersand light foxing to preliminaries. Natural history and topographical art from the First Fleet.

  • # 42802

    SMITH, Bernard and WHEELER, Alwyne (eds.)

    The art of the First Fleet & other early Australian drawings

    Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1988. Folio, cloth in dustjacket, pp. 256, illustrated. A significant survey of Australia’s earliest colonial art, including ethnographical studies, natural history drawings, early views of Sydney and New South Wales as well as early maps.  

  • # 42476

    HUNT, Susa and CARTER, Paul

    Terre Napoleon. Australia through French eyes 1800 – 1804

    Sydney : Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales in association with Hordern House, 1999. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 150, extensively illustrated. Art from the Baudin voyage to Australia.

  • # 42434

    McPHEE, John (ed.)

    Joseph Lycett : convict artist

    Sydney : Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 2006. Quarto, cloth-covered boards in illustrated dust jacket (light handling marks), 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 …

  • # 41842

    WESTGARTH, William

    Personal recollections of early Melbourne & Victoria. (Presentation copy for the Town Clerk of Melbourne)

    Melbourne and Sydney : George Robertson & Company, 1888. Small octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (upper board with a few small stains, lower board heavily stained); frontispiece lithographed portrait of Edward Henty, plus a lithographed plate of Fawkner; 178 pp; a fine copy. Includes discussion of Aboriginal inhabitants. Title-page with a signed presentation inscription from the author, …

  • # 41584

    BILLIS, R. V. and KENYON, A.S.

    Pastoral Pioneers of Port Phillip [together with] Pastures New : An account of the pastoral occupation of Port Phillip

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 1932. Octavo, gilt-lettered blue cloth (edges rubbed, water stain to upper board), pp. x; 277, lacking the folding map which has been roughly removed from lower board, internally clean. together with :  Pastures New : An account of the pastoral occupation of Port Phillip. Melbourne : Macmillan, 1932. Octavo, gilt-lettered blue cloth …

  • # 42007

    [WRAXALL, Nathaniel William, Sir, 1751-1831] and [FOX, Charles James, 1749-1806]

    [TRANSPORTATION] Court examen de l’etat politique de la Grande-Bretagne au commencement de l’année 1787;

    Traduit de l’anglais, de M. P., sur la septieme Édition. Par M. L. D. Paris : chez Hardouin & Gattey, 1787. Octavo (185 x 120 mm), disbound; pp. iv. [5]-76; a crisp, clean example. French translation of the seventh edition of a work attributed to Tory politician Sir Nathaniel William Wraxall, 1st Baronet (1751-1831), A short …

  • # 41972

    BATE, Weston (editor)

    Liardet’s water-colours of early Melbourne

    Introduction and captions by Susan Adams. Edited by Weston Bate. Melbourne : Melbourne University Press, 1972. Oblong quarto, linen in illustrated dustjacket, illustrated endpapers, pp. 102, illustrated with Liardet’s watercolours of the foundation years of Melbourne.

  • # 39538

    COZENS, Charles

    [TRANSPORTATION] Adventures of a Guardsman.

    London : Richard Bentley, 1848. First edition. Duodecimo (170 x 110 mm), contemporary half red calf over cloth, spine in compartments with gilt decoration and contrasting leather title piece lettered in gilt; top edge gilt, original marbled endpapers, pp. viii, 272; occasional light foxing, several leaves with browning, else internally excellent; ex St. John’s College Library, …