Dessins de Mm. G. Liquier et D. d’apres les indications de l’auteur. Geneve : Jules-Guillaume Fick, 1868. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (spine glued down), all edges gilt, pp. 268, the text set in ornamental borders with decorated initials, illustrated with 20 original photographs after drawings by the author. Printed in an edition of 200 copies. Rare …
bland Ceylons Tamiler och Singhaleser, Australiens Kannibaler och Nya Zeelands Maorer. Stockholm : Albert Bonniers förlag, . Octavo, publisher’s gilt pictorial brown cloth, [iv], 256 pp,  leaves of plates (some colour), 1 colour map. Text in Swedish. A good copy. Swedish traveller’s account of his time spent in Ceylon, North Queensland and New Zealand, which …
London : Macmillan & Co., 1913 – 1922 – 1924. Three volumes, all first edition, original green cloth boards (rubbed, vols. 2 and 3 lightly marked, vol. 3 with some discolouration), spines lettered in gilt, xvi, 495 pp; ix, 447 pp; ix, 326 pp; volume I ‘The Belief among the Aborigines of Australia, The Torres …
Lavinia Warren Stratton, Commodore Nutt, Miss Minnie Warren, and party. New York : S. Booth, printer . Octavo, original pictorial yellow wrappers with later paper backing (some chipping and loss), 144 pp, illustrated, small loss to margin of pp 93-94 (not affecting the text), otherwise the contents sound and clean. Scarce. American stage performer General Tom …
LATHAM, R. G.
The varieties of the human species; being a manual of ethnography : introductory to the study of history.
London : Charles Griffin and Company, c. 1880. Octavo, flushcut gilt-lettered plum cloth, prize bookplate to front pastedown, pp. 305 – 376, engraved illustrations, a fine copy. A classic Victorian study of ethnology with a chapter on the Oceanic Group including Polynesians, New Zealanders and Australian Aborigines with particular reference to Tasmanians.
SUTHERLAND, Margaret (composer); CASEY, Maie (librettist); BLACKMAN, Charles (artist)
Sydney : J. Albert & Son, 1972. “This limited edition is published in association with the Advisory Board, Commonwealth Assistance to Australian Composers.” Limited to 200 copies, signed by the librettist, Maie Casey, and composer, Margaret Sutherland, copy no. 43. Quarto, black boards with gilt lettering to front, front free endpaper with reproduction of a …
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 …
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], …
DAMPIER, William (1652-1715)
[DAMPIER]. Nouveau voyage autour du monde ; ou l’on decrit en particulier l’isthme de l’Amerique … plusieurs cotes & isles des Indes Occidentales, les isles du Cap Verd, le passage par la Terre del Fuego, les Cotes Meridionales du Chili, du Perou, & du Mexique, l’Isle de Guam, Mindanao, & des autres Philippines, les Isles Orientales qui sont pres de Cambodie, de la Chine, Formosa, Lucon, Celebes, &c. la Nouvelle Hollande, les Isles de Sumatra, de Nicobar, de Saint Helene, & le Cap de Bonne-Esperance. Ou l’on traite des differens terroirs de tous ces pays, de leurs ports, des plantes, des fruits, & des animaux qu’on y trouve : de leurs habitans, de leurs coutumes, de leur religion, de leur gouvernement, de leur negoce, &c.
Rouen : Jean-Baptiste Machuel le Jeune, 1715. Five volumes, duodecimo, bound in contemporary calf, spines in compartments with gilt ornament and contrasting morocco title labels lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, title pages in red and black, a total of 64 engraved maps, charts and views (including three frontispiece engravings), many of them folding, engraved initials, …
TOWNSEND, Joseph Phipps
Rambles and observations in New South Wales with skethes of men and manners, notices of the Aborigines, glimpses of scenery, and some hints to emigrants.
London : Chapman and Hall, 1849. Octavo, later quarter-calf over cloth, contrasting title label to spine, pp. vii; ; 312. Ferguson 5213.
[Warsaw, Poland] : Polskie Nagrania “Muza”, . Analog sound recording on vinyl, 45 rpm, 7 inch, mono, illustrated jacket; the vinyl is in good condition, with a few small marks; the jacket is near fine, with original owner’s annotation to back. Track listing: Side 1. Annabelle (folk tune, arr. Bizony). Side 2. I don’t bare [i.e. care] who knows …
CONIGRAVE, John Fairfax
A handbook : compiled by John Fairfax Conigrave for the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, London, 1886. Octavo, contemporary black half-calf over cloth (scuffed), binder’s ticket of T. W. Taylor of Winnipeg, lithographed wrappers and title page bound in, pp. vi; ; folding map of Port Adelaide; 180; (14 – plates). Bound with : Official catalogue …
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 …
WYATT, William (1838-1872)
[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, …
STUART, Martinus (1765-1826); KUYPER, Jaques (artist)
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 …
CAIRE, Nicholas James (1837-1918)
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 …
DAILY MAIL NEWSPAPER (Staff photographer)
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 …
"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 …
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,  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 …
[Melbourne] : Carlton and United Breweries, . Small quarto pamphlet, pictorial wrappers staple bound,  pp, with illustrations by Ivor Horman; a fine copy.
SINNETT, Mrs. Percy
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 …
FELTON, Philip E.
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 …
Adelaide : Pitjantjatjara Land Rights Working Party of South Australia, 1978. Folio, pcloth backed printed wrappers, 130 pp,  leaves of maps; a very good copy.
[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 …
PITTOCK, A. Barrie
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.
KENYON, Alfred Stephen
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 …
SPENCER, Baldwin, Sir (1860-1929)
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, ; maps and tables; a very good copy. Transcript of Sir Baldwin Spencer’s lecture on the cultural anthropology of …
[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.
Parkinson, Sydney (c.1745-1771)
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 with modern …
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 …
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
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 …
KABERRY, Phyllis M.
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.
ISAACS, Jennifer; PRIMROSE, Ian
[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 …
PENNY, H. H.
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.
MORPHY, Howard; JONES, Rhys
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 …
LEWIS, Darrell; ROSE, Deborah Bird
Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press, 1988. Series: AIATSIS report series 1030-6544. Quarto, pictorial stiff wrappers (mild corner creasing), 79 pp, illustrated; includes bibliography.
Sydney : Aboriginal Arts Board, 1980. Small oblong quarto, pictorial laminated card covers,  pp, profusely illustrated; a fine copy. Catalogue of an exhibition held at The Potters' Gallery, Darlinghurst, in March 1980.
[=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; …
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
GUNN, Æneas (pseud.) [GUNN, Jeannie, 1870-1961]
Melbourne : Robertson & Mullens., [c.1934]. Octavo, green cloth boards, 107 pp, lacking dust jacket 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 …
LONG, W. Arnold
/ The story of a blind Australian Aboriginal who was a Missionary to his own people. Sydney : Aborigines Inland Mission of Australia, . Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, pp 57, photographic illustrations, map; title page with short tear at top corner, else a very good copy.
ZOLLER, Karl August Christoph Friedrich; BROMME, Traugott (lithographer)
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 …
SPENCER, Baldwin; GILLEN, F.J.
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 …
ROTH, Walter E.
/ 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 …
HEY, N. (Nicholas); ROTH, Walter E..
/ 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 …
Macknight, C.C.; GRAY, W.J.
Canberra : Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1970. Small quarto, pictorial laminated card covers, pp xi, 44, illustrated; a near fine copy.
[=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 …
Boston : Printed and sold by Mills and Hicks, . 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 …
BULMER, John et al.
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.
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  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 …