[BROWE, Justin McCarty, 1830-1889]
[TASMANIA] A small archive of legal documents relating to Justin McCarty Browne : bibliophile, collector and shipping agent.
Justin McCarty Browne’s significance as a collector of books and Tasmaniana, and his generous public legacy, place him in the illustrious company of William Walker, the Allports, Sir William Crowther and Clifford Craig. The Rev. William Henry Browne, Justin McCarty Browne’s father, arrived in Tasmania from Ireland in 1828. This small group of documents is …
DOOLEY, Gillian and Danielle CLODE
Mile End, S.A. : Wakefield Press, 2019. Large octavo (234 x 136 mm) trade paperback, pp x, 448, colour illustrations, maps; brand new publication. ‘The European maritime explorers who first visited the bays and beaches of Australia brought with them diverse assumptions about the inhabitants of the country, most of them based on sketchy or …
[FRYER, Benjamin N.]
Cover title: Traditions. Sydney : Printing Industry Craftsmen of Australia, . Signed by the author on the final leaf Ben Fryer Dec. 28 ’37. Octavo, patterned card wrappers with gilt lettering to front, in original glassine jacket, silk ties, frontispiece half tone photographic plate of the Sirius anchor monument in Macquarie Place, Sydney,  pp; a fine copy. …
HAWKESWORTH, John; COOK, James and KING James
An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of his present Majesty for making discoveries in the southern hemisphere,
and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour: drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, Esq; by John Hawkesworth, Ll.D. in three volumes. Illustrated with cuts, and a great variety …
JARVES, James Jackson (editor)
The Polynesian, 1844-45 : 21 issues of the weekly Honolulu newspaper, official organ of the Hawaiian Government.
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands : J. J. Jarves, 1844-45. Twenty-one individual issues, folio newspaper (460 x 300 mm), bifolium format; disbound; text in English and Hawaiian; most issues with some water staining (not affecting legibility of the print), otherwise well preserved; accompanied by the near-contemporary marbled papered board covers (now detached, chipped and heavily worn) …
NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902)
Circa 1870. [Title from contemporary inscription in ink on mount]. Albumen print photograph, 250 x 350 mm, laid down on its original 19th century album page; the print has a few tiny scattered marks in the sky area, but is otherwise in fine condition with excellent tonal range and detail. A superb large format photograph …
JOPPIEN, Rüdiger and SMITH, Bernard
Volume one : The voyage of the Endeavour 1768 – 1771. With a descriptive catalogue of all the known drawings of peoples, places, artefacts and events and the original engravings associated with them. Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1985 (reprint). Folio, cloth in dust jacket, pp. xv; 247, illustrated. Volume two : The voyage of …
Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 1982. Quarto, cloth (lacks dustjacket), pp. 256, illustrations. Signed and inscribed by the author, a descendant of the mutineer.
RATTRAY, Alan M. (words & music)
Cover: “Artistically portrayed with grand success by Post Mason”. Sydney : D. Davis & Co., . Folio, original wrappers, the front featuring a striking black-and-white design of a sailor in front of a Sydney Harbour backdrop, wet stamp of Melbourne music seller Sutton’s at bottom edge, lower wrapper with music for ‘A Nigger’s Paradise’ and …
[GALLIPOLI] Log of H.M.S. Albion, August 1914 – March 1915, containing a record of the ship’s involvement in the Dardanelles Campaign.
Red cloth-bound manuscript book, 230 x 155 mm, water-damaged and lacking the backstrip although the binding is intact, pp 48 + blanks; manuscript entries in pencil, written in an easily legible hand (note: a full typed transcript accompanies the journal); on the front paste-down Tom Houghton, a sailor who grew up on the Lancashire coastline, …
"SIN TAUKA" (pseud.); JARRETT, F.C. (editor)
[PIRACY] Jottings from the log of a New South Welshman, or, Six years in the opium trade : being a captain’s yarn of several voyages in the above trade and the consequent encounters with pirates.
Sydney : Gibbs, Shallard, & Co., printers, 1867. Octavo, original printed green wrappers (heavily chipped and stained, lower wrapper detached), frontispiece engraving ‘Engagement with pirates off Hoetow Bay [Taiwan] April 1862’, pp 26; occasional foxing, else contents clean. Important first-hand narrative by an Australian trader who commanded a number of vessels used in the China …
HENRICY, Casimir (1814 - 1900)
Paris : Charles Noblet, . Oblong quarto, red patterned cloth with embossed and gilt pictorial design, spine with gilt lettering (rebacked), all edges gilt, pp 1-8 [text] and 25 leaves with engravings by de Laplante from drawings by Paris; scattered foxing. The circumnavigation by Admiral Paris in the Artémis took place between 1837 and 1840. …
IRELAND, John; TELLER, Thomas (editor)
The Shipwrecked orphans. A true narrative of the shipwreck and sufferings of John Ireland and William Doyley who were wrecked in the ship Charles Eaton on an island in the South Seas.
New Haven, Connecticut : S. Babcock, . Series: Teller’s Tales, New Series, no. 5. Probably the first American edition. Square duodecimo, original decorative stiff wrappers (rubbed and darkened; short tears at fore-edge of upper wrapper; paper loss along spine), lower wrapper with publisher’s advertisement; front free-endpaper with ownership inscription dated January 1, 1846; title page …
LONDON MISSIONARY SOCIETY.
This vessel is now lying in the West India Export Dock, nearly ready for sea, and may be viewed by the Subscribers and Friends of the Missionary Society in all next week; that is to say, from Monday Morning, April the 2nd, to Saturday, April the 7th, 1838. By order of the Directors, John Arundel, …
[Title from pencilled inscription]. Circa 1920. Watercolour and gouache on paper, 173 x 253 mm, watercolour initials of the artist “I.M.” and caption in pencil, both at lower right; further pencilled inscription at lower left (illegible); laid down on modern board; in fine condition.
“Treasure Trove”, found on fire and dismasted, by the Cape Mail ship “Celt”, off Sierra Leone, 1868.
Pen and ink and pencil on paper, sheet 200 x 320 mm, signed in ink at lower left W. Fleming, Passenger, and captioned in lower margin in the artist’s hand: “Treasure Trove” (iron ship) derelict, found on fire & dismasted, by the Cape Mail sp. “Celt” Captain Baynton, outward bound 23 Sep 1868 Lat 9. …