HAMILTON, A. W.
Singapore : Kelly and Walsh, 1929. Third edition. Duodecimo, papered boards (a few marks), cloth spine, pp. 131; xxx (glossary). Printed in Singapore. Original printing of this classic Malay vocabulary.
LAWES, W. G. (William George), 1839-1907 (translator)
[NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Taravatu matamata Iesu Keriso ena, ita eda lohiabada bunai ita ihamaurida : Motu gadodia e hahegeregerea.
[New Testament in the Motu language]. London : British and Foreign Bible Society, 1901. Second edition. Small octavo (180 x 110 mm), original full blind stamped and gilt-lettered calf (spine heavily worn), pp 580; endpapers and title page with foxing, otherwise internally very clean, binding firm; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his …
METHODIST MISSION (PAPUA)
[NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Buki tapwaroro : uula tapwaroro : wosi tapwaroro : biga Kiriwina. / Kiriwinan catechism and hymn book. (Personal copy of Vera M. Goodwin, wife of fellow Methodist missionary J. A. Goodwin).
Sydney : Epworth Printing and Publishing House, 218 Castlereagh Street, 1946. Second edition. Small octavo (177 x 120 mm), publisher’s cloth backed papered boards in the original owner’s protective jacket of plain grey cloth; the front pastedown has a typed label that reads: ‘Presented to Mrs John Goodwin on the occasion of her departure to …
LISTER-TURNER, R. and J. B. CLARK (translators)
[=The New Testament in Motu]. Cover title: Taravatu Matamata. London British and Foreign Bible Society, 1935. First edition. Small octavo (170 mm), black cloth limp covers (a few light marks) with stamped lettering to front, pp 510; a near fine copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the inside front …
[BROMILOW, William Edward, 1857-1929, translator]
[NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Iesu Keriso. ‘Ida ‘Inapwana ta ‘Ida To-‘Etoseana ‘ina Onoaupaupa Auauna. (Missionary Sister Badcock’s own copy, with a manuscript letter in Dobuan from a woman at the leper colony on Ubuia Island)
Verso of title page: The New Testament in Dobuan, Papua, New Guinea. Sydney : Auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society, 1908. First edition. Octavo (210 x 140 mm), contemporary yapp-edged limp morocco (a little scuffed, worn at head and tail of spine and rear top edge) with the name ‘Sister Irene Badcock’ stamped in gilt in …
S. C. AUDDY & CO. (CALCUTTA)
The handbook of Hindūstānī conversation : with a collection of familiar phrases and an easy vocabulary, English and Hindūstānī.
Calcutta : S. C. Auddy & Co., Booksellers and Publishers, 58 & 12, Wellington Street, 1909. “Revised and enlarged edition”. Duodecimo (160 mm), original printed wrappers (sunned and stained, upper wrapper chipped at bottom edge, lower wrapper with tear at foot of spine), pp , 60; bottom corners a little dog-eared, otherwise contents clean and …
METHODIST CHURCH (NEW GUINEA)
[NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] A Methodist hymn book and catechism in pidjin English for use in mission services held for indentured labourers.
Cover title: A Metodist him buk. Malakuna, Rabaul : Printed and published by the Methodist Mission, 1936. Second edition. Duodecimo (155 x 105 mm), original printed grey wrappers (chipped at corners and tail of spine), original stitch binding, pp 32; preliminaries with some light staining, bottom corners dog-eared, but a good example. An earlier edition …
[=The New Testament in Motu]. London : The British and Foreign Bible Society, 1959. Small octavo (175 x 125 mm), publisher’s black cloth over boards lettered in gilt, edges stained red, pp 528; a fine copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the front free-endpaper. Motu (sometimes called Pure Motu …
Canberra : The British & Foreign Bible Society, . Revised edition. Small octavo (180 x 123 mm), publisher’s pictorial stiff wrappers (some light foxing, old price in biro to front), staple bound, half-title with original owner’s pencilled note re. the translator’s idiosyncratic rendering of the Police Motu future tense, 56 pp, line-drawn illustrations, map; staples …
/ by Percy Chatterton, L.C.P. of the London Missionary Society. Cairns, Qld. : The Cairns Post Pty. Ltd. (By Authority of the Department of Education, Port Morseby,),1950. Small octavo (175 mm), original stiff cloth wrappers, stapled; 31 pp; errata slip pasted to inside upper wrapper; contents clean, a very good copy. ‘Hiri Motu, also known as Police …
LONSDALE, A. W. (Arthur Walter)
For the use of schools and private instruction. Rangoon : C. Bennett, American Mission Press, 1878. “The Burmah School Series”. Octavo (225 x 145 mm), publisher’s stiff blue wrappers with printed title label to front (lightly foxed and sunned, pale water stain to lower spine), pp 66, 3 (publisher’s advertisements), corrigenda slip bound in between …
Comprising over 3800 characters with translations, explanations, pronunciations, etc., etc. Shanghai : The Commercial Press, Ltd., 1942. Octavo (195 mm), publisher’s black-lettered red cloth over boards (lightly marked), spine lettered in Chinese characters in gilt (sunned), pp. [iv]; 354; 10; title page in Chinese to rear pastedown; the English title page has a short tear …
Singapore : Kelly & Walsh, 1949. Fifth edition. Duodecimo, printed cards with cloth spine, very lightly marked, wetstamp for previous owner to front pastedown, pp. [iv]; 43, light toning but internally clean. Printed by Liang Brothers, Singapore. A rare locally printed phrasebook, first published in 1928 for the memsahib (married white upper class woman) guiding them …
Eaglehawk and crow : a study of the Australian Aborigines, including an inquiry into their origin and a survey of Australian languages.
London : David Nutt ; Melbourne : Melville, Mullen and Slade, 1899. First edition. Octavo, original gilt lettered maroon cloth boards (spine slightly sunned), pp. xvi; 288, illustrated with  leaves of plates (1 folding linguistic map); uncut, a very good copy. Ferguson, 12336. Loosely enclosed, a printed slip from the publisher inserted into review …
GAGARI, Lenard Murry; WILLISON, Peter; WILLISON, Mary; LARSEN, Bud; LARSEN, Marlys (eds.)
Edited by Lenard Murry Gagari, Peter & Mary Willison, Bud & Marlys Larsen. Translated into English by James Jeva. Art work by Bud & Tim Larsen. Diglot edition in Orokaiva and English. Ukarumpa, PNG : Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1990. Square octavo (205 x 170 mm), cloth backed pictorial stiff wrappers; 89 pp, with line-drawn …
Rabaul, New Britain, Territory of New Guinea : Methodist Mission Press, 1960. Octavo (210 x 135 mm), original cloth backed printed stiff wrappers (sunned), pp 80, [3 index]; a good, clean copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the front pastedown. Motu (sometimes called Pure Motu or True Motu to …