Indigenous Australians

  • # 15855

VANCOUVER, George, 1757-1798; SPARRMAN, Anders, 1748-1820

En upptäckts-resa till Norra Stilla Hafvet, och kring jordklotet : att på Kongl. Engelsk befallning och omkostnad i synnerhet forska efter något segelbart sammanhang imellan Norra Stilla och Norra Atlantiske Hafven förrättad åhren 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, 1795, under commando af Capitain George Vancouver. Ifrån engelskan i sammandrag utgifven af Anders Sparrman

    # 15855

    VANCOUVER, George, 1757-1798; SPARRMAN, Anders, 1748-1820

    En upptäckts-resa till Norra Stilla Hafvet, och kring jordklotet : att på Kongl. Engelsk befallning och omkostnad i synnerhet forska efter något segelbart sammanhang imellan Norra Stilla och Norra Atlantiske Hafven förrättad åhren 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, 1795, under commando af Capitain George Vancouver. Ifrån engelskan i sammandrag utgifven af Anders Sparrman.

    Scarce Swedish edition of Vancouver’s voyage account, being Anders Sparrman’s abridgement of Voyage of discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and round the world (1798). Stockholm : Anders Zetterberg, 1800. Two parts in one volume, small octavo, contemporary half calf over speckled papered boards, spine ruled in gilt with title labels (one partially erased); speckled edges; pp [vi], …

  • # 15838

PÉRON, François, 1775-1810; FREYCINET, Louis Claude Desaulses de, 1779-1842; LESUEUR, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846; PETIT, Nicolas-Martin, 1777-1804

Voyage de découvertes aux terres Australes. Exécuté par ordre de sa Majesté l’Empereur et Roi, sur les corvettes le Géographe, le Naturaliste, et la goélette le Casuarina, pendant les années 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804.

    # 15838

    PÉRON, François, 1775-1810; FREYCINET, Louis Claude Desaulses de, 1779-1842; LESUEUR, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846; PETIT, Nicolas-Martin, 1777-1804

    Voyage de découvertes aux terres Australes. Exécuté par ordre de sa Majesté l’Empereur et Roi, sur les corvettes le Géographe, le Naturaliste, et la goélette le Casuarina, pendant les années 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804.

    Rare complete set, in contemporary bindings, of the official account of the Baudin voyage. One of the most important and famous descriptions of Australia ever published, it also contains the first published complete and fully detailed map of Australia, Freycinet’s Carte générale de la Nouvelle Hollande, along with many significant charts of the southern Australian coastline (“Terre Napoléon”), superb …

  • # 15850

LACY, George, 1816-1878, attributed

Portrait of an Aboriginal man holding a spear

    # 15850

    LACY, George, 1816-1878, attributed

    Portrait of an Aboriginal man holding a spear

    An unpublished work attributed to an artist active on the New South Wales and Victorian goldfields in the 1850s and 1860s. [New South Wales or Victoria, circa 1860]. Ink wash on paper, 250 x 185 mm, laid down on a nineteenth century gilt-edged album leaf; initialled in the image at lower left ‘G.L.’; the work is …

  • # 15851

Unknown Indigenous maker.

La Perouse shield

    # 15851

    Unknown Indigenous maker.

    La Perouse shield

    An important transitional object made by a member of the Indigenous community at La Perouse, bearing a graphic depiction of the arrival of Captain Cook’s ship the Endeavour in Botany Bay in April 1770. [La Perouse, New South Wales : unknown maker, probably between 1932 and 1939]. Decorated wooden shield in traditional form, 350 x 145 x 65 …

  • # 15695

Photographer unknown.

Gold digger and Aborigine, Port Darwin, September 1875

    # 15695

    Photographer unknown.

    Gold digger and Aborigine, Port Darwin, September 1875

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 67 mm, no photographer’s imprint; verso with a contemporary inscription in ink: ‘Costume of the diggers in P.D. All the gentlemen dress just like they do in Melbourne. Mr. Solomon’, and dated in pencil in the same hand ‘September 19th 1875’; the albumen print has lost some contrast …

  • # 15801

WYATT, William (1838-1872)

Natives Encamped

    # 15801

    WYATT, William (1838-1872)

    Natives Encamped

    [South Australia], 1862. Title from artist’s caption. Ink wash on wove paper, 80 x 180 mm; initialled and dated lower right ‘W.W. 62’; in fine condition, mounted in a recent glazed timber frame. William Wyatt, sketcher, watercolourist and lithographer, was born in the Colony of South Australia in 1838, the son of William Wyatt (Senior), surgeon, …

  • # 14141

STUART, Martinus (1765-1826); KUYPER, Jaques (artist)

[ABORIGINES] De mensch, zoo als hij voorkomt op den bekenden aardbol,

    # 14141

    STUART, Martinus (1765-1826); KUYPER, Jaques (artist)

    [ABORIGINES] De mensch, zoo als hij voorkomt op den bekenden aardbol,

    beschreven door Martinus Stuart ; afgebeeld door Jaques Kuyper. Volume I : Te Amsterdam : bij Johannes Allart, 1802; volumes II – VI : Te Z. Boemel [Zaltbommel, Netherlands] : bij J. Noman, 1818. Six volumes, octavo, original yellow papered boards, spines with wear and loss, a mixed set, the first volume from the first issue and the …

  • # 15746

CAIRE, Nicholas James (1837-1918)

[ABORIGINES] Group of natives, Victoria

    # 15746

    CAIRE, Nicholas James (1837-1918)

    [ABORIGINES] Group of natives, Victoria

    Circa 1895. Photographic glass magic lantern slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, original printed label affixed to one of the paper borders, ‘Group of Natives, Victoria’; in good condition. An exterior portrait of an Aboriginal group in European clothing at Lake Tyers Mission, in far eastern Victoria. The image was taken by the photographer …

  • # 15479

DAILY MAIL NEWSPAPER (Staff photographer)

Aborigines watching the arrival of Amy Johnson’s aeroplane at Darwin, May 24 1930.

    # 15479

    DAILY MAIL NEWSPAPER (Staff photographer)

    Aborigines watching the arrival of Amy Johnson’s aeroplane at Darwin, May 24 1930.

    Press photograph, printing out paper, glossy print, 215 x 165 mm, verso with a Daily Mail (U.K.) journalist’s typed description of the photograph pasted down, accompanied by what are evidently contemporary annotations made by an unidentified American newspaper’s editorial staff, including the word ‘Negroes’, and the newspaper’s date stamp of ‘Jun 21 1930’; the print has a light …

  • # 15510

MACKENZIE, Geraldine; BELCHER, Douglas L. (illustrator)

The first Australian’s fifth book

    # 15510

    MACKENZIE, Geraldine; BELCHER, Douglas L. (illustrator)

    The first Australian’s fifth book

    Melbourne : F.W. Cheshire [printed at The Hawthorn Press], 1951. ‘Published under the auspices of the Presbyterian Church of Australia’. Oblong octavo, illustrated buff-coloured wrappers, string bound, 38 pp, illustrated, name cut from upper right corner of front wrapper and title page. One of a series of six reading primers for Indigenous children written by MacKenzie, …

  • # 15296

"ARIEL" [PAYNE, Buckner H.]

The negro : what is his ethnological status? Is he the progeny of Ham? Is he a descendant of Adam and Eve? Has he a soul? Or is he a beast in God’s nomenclature? What is his status as fixed by God in creation? What is his relation to the white race?

    # 15296

    "ARIEL" [PAYNE, Buckner H.]

    The negro : what is his ethnological status? Is he the progeny of Ham? Is he a descendant of Adam and Eve? Has he a soul? Or is he a beast in God’s nomenclature? What is his status as fixed by God in creation? What is his relation to the white race?

    Cincinnati : Published for the Proprietor, 1867. Second edition. Octavo, original printed green wrappers, 48 pp; a near fine copy. Colonel Buckner H. Payne (1799-1889) was an American clergyman, publisher and racist pamphleteer. Under the pseudonym of Ariel, Payne authored a racist pamphlet, offering a counter-argument to the Curse of Ham, suggesting instead that blacks did …

  • # 15329

WINGHAM, J.

A pictorial souvenir budget of the North Australian Aboriginals

    # 15329

    WINGHAM, J.

    A pictorial souvenir budget of the North Australian Aboriginals

    Darwin : J. Wingham, [c.1929]. Oblong octavo, publisher’s pictorial wrappers (front with a small stain and mild corner crease) with original wool ties, Foreword on inside front wrapper, [24] pp of photographic plates with printed captions; a near fine copy. The first eight plates in this self-published photographic essay on the indigenous culture and customs of Arnhem Land …

  • # 15419

BARRETT, Charles

The Australian Aborigine

    # 15419

    BARRETT, Charles

    The Australian Aborigine

    [Melbourne] : Carlton and United Breweries, [1942]. Small quarto pamphlet, pictorial wrappers staple bound, [24] pp, with illustrations by Ivor Horman; a fine copy.

  • Hunters and fishers : or, sketches of primitive races in the lands beyond the sea.
SINNETT, Mrs. Percy
# 14915

    # 14915

    SINNETT, Mrs. Percy

    Hunters and fishers : or, sketches of primitive races in the lands beyond the sea.

    London : Chapman and Hall, 1846. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, marbled edges, boards rubbed, some splitting along creases, pp. 146, four chromolithograph plates (including a 'Kangaroo Hunt in New South Wales'), a fine copy. Includes a twenty-page chapter on Australian Aborigines with discussion fo their customs and habits. Specific mention is made to Aborigines of New …

  • A history of Aboriginal lands and reserves in Victoria, 1835-1975
FELTON, Philip E.
# 14871

    # 14871

    FELTON, Philip E.

    A history of Aboriginal lands and reserves in Victoria, 1835-1975

    Melbourne : [The author], 1980. “Not for publication or quotation” (head of text). Folio, roneo typescript, stapled, 13 pp; bibliography pp 12-13; the first page is endorsed “Session 2”, suggesting that this was a conference paper; tiny section of silverfishing at top of first page, otherwise in good condition. “Overview of the history of Victorian …

  • Report of the Pitjantjatjara Land Rights Working Party of South Australia, June 1978.
COCKS, C.H.
# 14883

    # 14883

    COCKS, C.H.

    Report of the Pitjantjatjara Land Rights Working Party of South Australia, June 1978.

    Adelaide : Pitjantjatjara Land Rights Working Party of South Australia, 1978. Folio, pcloth backed printed wrappers, 130 pp, [4] leaves of maps; a very good copy. 

  • [ABORIGINES] From the barrel of a gun : questions to aid interpretation
MARKUS, Andrew
# 14905

    # 14905

    MARKUS, Andrew

    [ABORIGINES] From the barrel of a gun : questions to aid interpretation

    [Melbourne : The author, 1974?]. Quarto, 5 pp, stapled, roneo printed; mild horizontal crease, but a good copy. Questions prepared by the author, Andrew Markus, to aid interpretation of his book From the barrel of a gun : the oppression of the Aborigines, 1860-1900 (West Melbourne, Vic. : Victorian Historical Association, 1974), which focuses on conflict between …

  • Aborigines and land rights
PITTOCK, A. Barrie
# 14910

    # 14910

    PITTOCK, A. Barrie

    Aborigines and land rights

    Melbourne : Aboriginal Affairs Dept. of the Australian Union of Students, National Tribal Council, Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, 1971. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (lightly marked and creased), 28 pp, illustrated. 

  • Stone implements of the Australian Aborigine. Guide to the classified collection
KENYON, Alfred Stephen
# 14911

    # 14911

    KENYON, Alfred Stephen

    Stone implements of the Australian Aborigine. Guide to the classified collection

    in the Australian Room, National Museum, Public Library Buildings, Melbourne, arranged for the Australian meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Melbourne : Arnale and Jackson Press, 1914. Octavo, printed green wrappers, staple bound, 16 pp; a good copy. The collection is comprised mainly of artefacts from southeastern Australia, but also includes stone …

  • [ABORIGINES] Presidential address to the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science.
SPENCER, Baldwin, Sir (1860-1929)
# 14912

    # 14912

    SPENCER, Baldwin, Sir (1860-1929)

    [ABORIGINES] Presidential address to the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science.

    Cover: Hobart-Melbourne Meeting, January, 1921 … Reprinted from Report of the Fifteenth Meeting of the A.A.A.S., held in Melbourne, 10th January, 1921. Melbourne : Albert J. Mullett, Government Printer, 1921. Octavo, printed grey wrappers, pp 37, [2]; maps and tables; a very good copy. Transcript of Sir Baldwin Spencer’s lecture on the cultural anthropology of …

  • The Alice : centre of the outback
# 14870

    # 14870

    The Alice : centre of the outback

    [Cover title]. Alice Springs, N.T. : Northern Territory Administration, 1972. Large octavo, publisher's pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with street map), staple bound, 20 pp, b/w photographic illustrations; a very good copy. A guide for prospective residents, including sections on Aborigines; flora and faunahousing; employment; education; churches; community activities, etc.  

  • A journal of a voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty’s ship the Endeavour.
PARKINSON, Sydney (c.1745-1771)
# 14846

    # 14846

    Parkinson, Sydney (c.1745-1771)

    A journal of a voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty’s ship the Endeavour.

    $12,500 USD Faithfully transcribed from the papers of the late Sydney Parkinson, draughtsman to Joseph Banks, Esq. on his late Expedition with Dr. Solander, round the world. Embellished with views and designs, delineated by the author, and engraved by capital artists. London : printed for Stanfield Parkinson, the editor, 1773. Quarto, contemporary full calf, recased …

  • Le monde en estampes (deluxe coloured edition)
MULLER, Elisabeth
# 12393

    # 12393

    MULLER, Elisabeth

    Le monde en estampes (deluxe coloured edition)

    Types et costumes des principaux peoples de l’univers. Paris : Bedelet, [c.1858]. Oblong quarto, polychrome cloth gilt (expertly rebacked), all edges gilt, 52 pp, with 24 hand coloured tinted lithographed plates; light foxing, but a very good copy. A finely illustrated study of the races of the world, with sections on the New Zealand Maori, Marquesas …

  • [POLYNESIA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens, Eastern Arms &c.
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
# 14772

    # 14772

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    [POLYNESIA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens, Eastern Arms &c.

    Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. November 1904. No. 20. Octavo, original printed wrappers, pp 2 (brief descriptions of 69 items), followed by 2 photographic plates (tissue guards intact) illustrating all items; a fine copy.  Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes artefacts from New Zealand …

  • # 15225

KABERRY, Phyllis M.

Aboriginal woman sacred and profane

    # 15225

    KABERRY, Phyllis M.

    Aboriginal woman sacred and profane

    Introduction by Professor A. P. Elkin. London : George Routledge, 1939. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth in illustrated dustjacket (a few chips with loss), pp. 294 illustrated. An important study on the spiritual and cultural role of women in Aboriginal societies. Scarce in the original dustjacket.

  • Aboriginal Art Series
ISAACS, Jennifer; PRIMROSE, Ian
# 14838

    # 14838

    ISAACS, Jennifer; PRIMROSE, Ian

    Aboriginal Art Series

    [North Sydney] : Aboriginal Arts & Crafts Pty. Ltd., with assistance from the Aboriginal Arts Board and the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, [c.1975-79]. Complete set of 10 pamphlets, nos. 1 – 10, each a single sheet folding to 220 x 105 mm, each with 8 pp, illustrations in colour and black and white, and a …

  • Tribal aborigines ... an educated people.
PENNY, H. H.
# 14842

    # 14842

    PENNY, H. H.

    Tribal aborigines … an educated people.

    Some thoughts on the meaning of education for Aborigines and other Australians. Adelade : Aborigines Advancement League Inc., S. A., 1965. Octavo, lettered wrappers (small stain), pp. 7. 

  • Eastern Arnhem Land Aboriginals today
MORPHY, Howard; JONES, Rhys
# 14862

    # 14862

    MORPHY, Howard; JONES, Rhys

    Eastern Arnhem Land Aboriginals today

    Sydney : Aboriginal Arts &​ Crafts, 1978. Kit comprising the following: 2 sound cassettes, 84 colour transparency slides, map (690 x 360 mm); lacks the 48 page booklet, otherwise complete and in good condition. The only complete examples of this important educational kit recorded in Australian collections are held by AIATSIS and the National Museum of …

  • The shape of the dreaming : the cultural significance of Victoria River rock art
LEWIS, Darrell; ROSE, Deborah Bird
# 14266

    # 14266

    LEWIS, Darrell; ROSE, Deborah Bird

    The shape of the dreaming : the cultural significance of Victoria River rock art

    Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press, 1988. Series: AIATSIS report series 1030-6544. Quarto, pictorial stiff wrappers (mild corner creasing), 79 pp, illustrated; includes bibliography. 

  • Tiwi pottery Bathurst Island : an exhibition of Tiwi pottery from Bathurst Island
# 14267

    # 14267

    Tiwi pottery Bathurst Island : an exhibition of Tiwi pottery from Bathurst Island

    Sydney : Aboriginal Arts Board, 1980. Small oblong quarto, pictorial laminated card covers, [20] pp, profusely illustrated; a fine copy.  Catalogue of an exhibition held at The Potters' Gallery, Darlinghurst, in March 1980.

  • [ASYLUM IN AUSTRALIA & THE PACIFIC] Beiträge zum Asylrecht von Ozeanien
HELLWIG, Albert
# 14629

    # 14629

    HELLWIG, Albert

    [ASYLUM IN AUSTRALIA & THE PACIFIC] Beiträge zum Asylrecht von Ozeanien

    [=Studies on the right of asylum in Oceania]. Stuttgart : F. Enke, 1906. Series: Sonderabdruck aus Zeitschrift für vergleichende Rechtswissenschaft, XIX Band. Octavo, original printed wrappers, pp 64; mostly uncut; a fine copy.  Studies on the right of asylum in traditional societies of Oceania, including Australia; New Zealand; New Ireland; New Britain; New Guinea; the Sandwich Islands; …

  • Travels in New South Wales
MARJORIBANKS, Alexander
# 14604

    # 14604

    MARJORIBANKS, Alexander

    Travels in New South Wales

    London : Smith, Elder & Co., 1847. Duodecimo, publisher's gilt-lettered red cloth (worn, chipped at head of spine), pp. vii; 267, waterstain to read endpapers. As well as much detail on the penal history of the colony, it includes chapters on Aborigines, Women in the colony and the new settlement at Port Phillip.  Ferguson 4593

  • The Little Black Princess
GUNN, Æneas (pseud.) [GUNN, Jeannie, 1870-1961]
# 14463

    # 14463

    GUNN, Æneas (pseud.) [GUNN, Jeannie, 1870-1961]

    The Little Black Princess

    Melbourne : Robertson & Mullens., [c.1934]. Octavo, green cloth boards, 107 pp, lacking dustjacket and title page. A later edition, telling the story of a young indigenous girl at a Northern Territory homestead with photographic plates throughout. An important presentation copy, inscribed by the author: “I inscribe this book for the Hermannsburg Mission Appeal Fund …

  • Harry Foster : a trophy of grace from the Northern Territory of Australia
LONG, W. Arnold
# 14355

    # 14355

    LONG, W. Arnold

    Harry Foster : a trophy of grace from the Northern Territory of Australia

    / The story of a blind Australian Aboriginal who was a Missionary to his own people. Sydney : Aborigines Inland Mission of Australia, [1940]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, pp 57, photographic illustrations, map; title page with short tear at top corner, else a very good copy.

  • [ABORIGINES] Neuestes Bilderbuch zur Belehrung und Unterhaltung.
ZOLLER, Karl August Christoph Friedrich; BROMME, Traugott (lithographer)
# 14128

    # 14128

    ZOLLER, Karl August Christoph Friedrich; BROMME, Traugott (lithographer)

    [ABORIGINES] Neuestes Bilderbuch zur Belehrung und Unterhaltung.

    Stuttgart : Engelhorn & Hochdanz, 1848. Folio, original cloth backed pictorial papered boards (rubbed; a few ink marks), the front free-endpaper inscribed 'Mary Stuart Greg / Ellen Greg, from their dear Parents. November 19th 1850'; hand coloured lithographic title page, pp [20 – introduction in German], followed by 28 hand coloured lithographic plates and a …

  • The Narrinyeri. An Account of the Tribes of South Australian Aborigines
TAPLIN, Reverend George
# 14508

    # 13871

    SPENCER, Baldwin; GILLEN, F.J.

    The Northern Tribes of Central Australia

    London : Macmillan and Co., 1904. First edition. Octavo, gilt decorated cloth boards (rubbed and marked), endpaper with bookplate, inscription, and pencil notes 784 pp. An important anthropological and ethnographical publication surveying the Indigenous Australian tribes of what is now the Northern Territory, with a wealth of observations on the culture, art, and traditions of …

  • The structure of the Koko-Yimidir language
ROTH, Walter E.
# 14311

    # 14311

    ROTH, Walter E.

    The structure of the Koko-Yimidir language

    / by Walter E. Roth ; with the assistance of G.H. Schwarz and W. Poland. Brisbane : Edmund Gregory, Government Printer, 1901. Series: Queensland ethnography ; bulletin no. 2. Large quarto, original printed wrappers (upper wrapper with short tear to fore-edge and old collection stamps of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia and the Royal …

  • An elementary grammar of the Nggerikudi language
HEY, N. (Nicholas); ROTH, Walter E..
# 14309

    # 14309

    HEY, N. (Nicholas); ROTH, Walter E..

    An elementary grammar of the Nggerikudi language

    / by N. Hey ; revised and edited by Walter E. Roth. Brisbane : G.A. Vaughan, Government Printer, 1903. Series: Queensland ethnography ; bulletin no. 6. Large quarto, original printed wrappers (stained; old collection stamps of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria to upper wrapper); staple bound; 23 pp; a …

  • Aboriginal stone pictures in Eastern Arnhem Land
Macknight, C.C.; GRAY, W.J.
# 14268

    # 14268

    Macknight, C.C.; GRAY, W.J.

    Aboriginal stone pictures in Eastern Arnhem Land

    Canberra : Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1970. Small quarto, pictorial laminated card covers, pp xi, 44, illustrated; a near fine copy. 

  • [ABORIGINES] Seder och bruk i Nya Syd-Wales
# 14194

    # 14194

    [ABORIGINES] Seder och bruk i Nya Syd-Wales

    [=Customs and traditions in New South Wales]. [Stockholm : s.n., 1860]. Series: Allmän historia no. 36. Square duodecimo, upper wrapper with lithographed illustration captioned Bröllop i Nya Syd-Wales (Marriage ceremony in New South Wales), detached and chipped at edges; pp 14 (of 16), lacking lower wrapper with last page of text; in Swedish, in Gothic …

  • [NEW HOLLAND; NEW ZEALAND]. Bickerstaff’s Boston Almanack, for the Year of our Redemption 1775 ...
[HAWKESWORTH; COOK]

# 8640

    # 8640

    [HAWKESWORTH; COOK]

    [NEW HOLLAND; NEW ZEALAND]. Bickerstaff’s Boston Almanack, for the Year of our Redemption 1775 …

    Boston : Printed and sold by Mills and Hicks, [1774]. Octavo, self-wrappers, 28 pages (of 32, lacking pp. statistical tables at pp. 11-14), woodcut image to front panel, stringbound, worn with some pen annotations.  This rare almanac from the beginning of the American Revolution is highly sought after for the full-page engraving on the verso …

  • Thirteenth report of the Board for the protection of the Aborigines in the Colony of Victoria
BULMER, John et al.
# 13979

    # 13979

    BULMER, John et al.

    Thirteenth report of the Board for the protection of the Aborigines in the Colony of Victoria

    Presented to both Houses of Parliament by His Excellency's command. Melbourne : John Ferres, 1877. Folio, pp. 16, uncut and unopened. Includes reports from the Aboriginal missions at Lake Tyers, Lake Hindmarsh, Coranderrk, Framlingham, Lake Condah etc. 825 copies printed.

  • Florence Nightingale : autograph letter concerning a manuscript on the Aborigines of New South Wales
NIGHTINGALE, Florence (1820-1910)
# 13789

    # 13789

    NIGHTINGALE, Florence (1820-1910)

    Florence Nightingale : autograph letter concerning a manuscript on the Aborigines of New South Wales

    [London, October 1864]. Manuscript letter in the hand of Florence Nightingale, ink on single quarto sheet of wove paper with black mourning border, folded to form [4] sides 200 x 135 mm, written on two sides, headed London Oct. 5 / 64. and signed in full at the foot Florence Nightingale; the letter with short split …

  • Ethnographical album of the Pacific Islands. Third series
EDGE-PARTINGTON, James (1854-1930)
# 12250

    # 12250

    EDGE-PARTINGTON, James (1854-1930)

    Ethnographical album of the Pacific Islands. Third series

    [Portfolio cover title]. Also titled: An album of the weapons, tools, ornaments, articles of dress &c. of the natives of the Pacific islands. Drawn and described from examples in public & private collections in Australasia by James Edge-Partington. Third series. [London] : Issued for private circulation by James Edge-Partington & Charles Heape, 1898. “Lithographed by Palmer, …

  • [THYLACINE; ABORIGINES] Australie
SOCIETE ECONOMIQUE D'ALIMENTATION, LYON.
# 13798

    # 13798

    SOCIETE ECONOMIQUE D'ALIMENTATION, LYON.

    [THYLACINE; ABORIGINES] Australie

    Lyon : Société Economique d'Alimentation, [c.1910]. Trade card, 73 x 166 mm, recto with chromolithographed design featuring a thylacine, Australian Aborigines and mia-mia, and a sulphur-crested cockatoo; verso with printed information about the Société Economique d'Alimentation in Lyon; in fine condition.

  • Le tour du monde pittoresque
EYMERY, Désirée
# 13842

    # 13842

    EYMERY, Désirée

    Le tour du monde pittoresque

    Paris : Désirée Eymery, n.d. [c.1838]. Oblong octavo, contemporary plain card covers with early calligraphic manuscript title and ownership signature to front (ink marks and some staining), engraved title page, pp 78 (but appears to lack a small number of pages from [79]), [9] engraved plates each with four illustrations of peoples in traditional costume …

  • Album des voyages anciens et modernes.
JOUHANNEAUD, Paul
# 13725

    # 13725

    JOUHANNEAUD, Paul

    Album des voyages anciens et modernes.

    Limoges: Martial Ardant frères, 1856. Small folio, polychromatic cloth, all edges gilt, 208pp., 23 hand coloured plates of races of the world, including the Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Pacific, scattered foxing. A French geographical book for children, recounting the stories of voyages made by great explorers to the four corners of the globe. The expeditions of …

  • A system of geography for the use of schools : illustrated with more than fifty cerographic maps,
MORSE, Sidney Edwards, 1794-1871.

# 6620

    # 6620

    MORSE, Sidney Edwards, 1794-1871.

    A system of geography for the use of schools : illustrated with more than fifty cerographic maps,

    and numerous wood-cut engravings. ew York : Harper &​ Bros., 1845. Large quarto, original quarter black morocco over illustrated papered boards (rubbing and light staining, wear to head and tail of spine), 72 pp, maps (many printed in yellow and black), text and accompanying illustrations, moderate foxing throughout.  Although Americentric, this child's geography includes a double …

  • The Alice : centre of the outback
# 13265

    # 13265

    The Alice : centre of the outback

    [Cover title]. Alice Springs, N.T. : Northern Territory Administration, 1972. Large octavo, publisher's pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with street map), staple bound, 20 pp, b/w photographic illustrations; a very good copy. A guide for prospective residents, including sections on Aborigines; flora and faunahousing; employment; education; churches; community activities, etc.

  • [CONVICTS; ABORIGINES] Voyage a Botany-Bay
BARRINGTON, George
# 1686

    # 1686

    BARRINGTON, George

    [CONVICTS; ABORIGINES] Voyage a Botany-Bay

    avec une description du pays, des moeurs, des coutumes et de la religion des natifs. Par le celebre George Barrington. Traduit de l'Anglais, sur la troisieme Edition. Paris : Chez Desenne, An VI [22 September 1797- 21 September 1798]. Octavo, quarter calf over marbled boards (lightly rubbed, corners bumped), spine with gilt lettering and ornament, …