Australia Pre 1850

  • # 20628

    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, an as-new copy of a superbly produced publication, one which will surely become an essential reference on the subject. The biographies and work of more than 80 of …

  • # 19366

    PERRY, Bishop Charles et al

    The Melbourne Church of England Messenger

    Melbourne : Church of England Book Depot, 1850. Vol. I. Octavo, publisher’s purple cloth, paper title label, frontispiece engraving of St Paul’s Melbourne by Thomas Ham, pp. vi; 340. The first volume and a scarce early Melbourne imprint, A total of four volume of the first series were published and a new series begun in …

  • # 19578

    INGLETON, Geoffrey Chapman.

    True Patriots All, or, News from Early Australia, as told in a collection of broadsides

    Rutland and Tokyo : Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1988. Reprint of the 1952 first edition. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (foxed), 280pp. reproducing illustrated broad-sides. An exploration on ephemeral early printings concerning Australia.

  • # 20553

    KIRSOP, Wallace

    John Pascoe Fawkner’s Library. Facsimile of the sale catalogue of 1868. (Signed copy)

    Melbourne : Book Collectors Society of Australia, 1985. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, glassine wrapper, pp. 32, essay by Wallace Kirsop, facsimile of the original sale catalogue. Limited to 500 copies. Signed by Kirsop, who wrote the introduction.

  • # 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], …

  • # 19270

    WHITE, John (1756-1832)

    Journal of a voyage to New South Wales

    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 tree calf, gilt decorated borders, spine with detailed ornamental tooling, contrasting morocco title label, marbled endpapers, pp [xviii], 299, [36], 65 …

  • # 10546

    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 …

  • # 19392

    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 …

  • # 19215

    COLQUHOUN, Patrick (1745-1820)

    [TRANSPORTATION] Traité sur la police de Londres

    contenant le détail des crimes et délits qui se commettent dans cette capitale, et indiquant les moyens de les prévenir….Traduit de l’Anglais sur la sixième édition. Paris : Léopold Collin, 1807. Two volumes octavo, contemporary red half calf over red boards (rubbed), spines with gilt numbers, decoration and stamped title labels, pastedowns and free endpapers …

  • # 19213

    RAYMOND, James (compiler)

    The New South Wales Calendar and General Post Office Directory, 1833

    [Sydney] : [Stephens &​ Stokes], [1832 or 1833]. Octavo, original half morocco over marbled boards, rebacked, preserving the original gilt decorated backstrip; front pastedown with early binder’s label of William Moffitt, King Street, Sydney, and twentieth century bookplate; front free-endpaper with a presentation inscription from the Sydney shipping agents Messrs. Aspinall, Brown & Co., Sydney …

  • # 19014

    CASEY, Maie

    An Australian story 1837 – 1907 (signed copy)

    Melbourne : Sun Books, 1965. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 181, signed by Casey on the half-title.

  • # 19346

    DUPAIN, Max et al.

    Georgian architecture in Australia.

    With some examples of buildings of the post-Georgian period. Photography by Max Dupain. Architectural commentary and notes by Morton Herman. Social histories of New South Wales and Tasmania by Marjorie Barnard and Daniel Thomas. Sydney : Ure Smith, 1963. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket (a couple of short tears ), pp. 148, illustrated with Dupain’s …

  • # 19412

    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 …

  • # 17216

    BAKER, Hannah Newton (attributed)

    Sketches of Australian life and scenery. By one who has been a resident for thirty years.

    London : Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1876. First edition. Octavo, later red pebbled cloth boards (flecked), front pastedown with bookplate of Melbourne bibliophile Jeff Prentice, bound without the original wrappers, pp. 350; occasional handling marks to the margins, otherwise internally clean and sound. Ferguson 15739. Ascribed by Miller to Mrs. Hannah Newton Baker, this …

  • # 18966

    WANTRUP, Jonathan

    Australian rare books 1788 – 1900 (deluxe edition)

    Sydney : Hordern House, 1987. Two volumes, octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, slipcase (slightly marked), vol. 1 pp. x; 168; vol. 2 pp. 32; previous owner’s book labels to endpapers, light foxing to edges, a very good set. The deluxe edition, each volume limited to 125 copies signed by the author. The deluxe edition is specially bound …

  • # 16533

    PELSAERT, Francois (c.1595-1630)

    Ongeluckige voyagie, van’t schip Batavia, nae de Oost-Indien.

    Amsterdam : Jan Jansz, 1647. First edition. Small quarto, papered boards, pp. [ii – title leaf], 118, lacking final blank (as in most copies); six folding copperplates (plate V provided in expert facsimile), some very pale marginal water stains, tiny worm hole to margin of first few leaves, a clean and well preserved copy housed …