• # 33970

    FORSTER, Georg (1754-1794)

    Cook, the discoverer

    Sydney : Hordern House, 2007. Australian Maritime Museum Series No 6. One of 1000 copies bound in quarter tan kangaroo with speckled papered sides. Small quarto, frontispiece plate, pp 276; includes an introductory essay by Nigel Erskine, facsimile of the original German book, followed by an English translation; a fine copy. The German naturalist and …

  • # 33629

    MINNS, B. E. (Benjamin Edward) (1863-1937) (artist)

    Grand Military Tattoo. Tendered to the Admiral Commanding and Personnel of the visiting United States Battle Fleet, at the Royal Agricultural Society’s Ground, Sydney, New South Wales. Thursday July 30th at 8pm, 1925.

    [Drop title]. Sydney : The Motor Press Ltd., 1925. Octavo (225 mm), colour pictorial wrappers, the upper wrapper design signed in the image lower right ‘B. E. Minns’ and incorporating symbols of the United States of America and Australia, including the flags of both nations, the kangaroo and emu, and the New South Wales waratah; …

  • # 33051

    HENRY, R. J., Captain

    On board the yacht “Maraquita”, photographed by Captain Henry at sea, on her outward bound voyage to Iceland, November 1858.

    [British, November 1858]. Stereoscopic photograph, each individual image 71 x 64 mm (arched format), on original card mount 110 x 170 mm (trimmed at the lower margin and so lacking the printed caption), verso with fully contemporary caption in pencil ‘On Board the Yacht – Maraquita’ (same wording as the original printed caption); the prints are …

  • # 33427


    John Williams ships : 100 years at sea. A service commemorating the LMS ship centenary, 1844-1944.

    At foot of title: A leaflet for Sunday School teachers and leaders. London : LMS, 1944. Single sheet (190 x 375 mm), folding to 190 x 125 mm, [6] pp, illustrated front; a fine copy. In all, (up until the last was decommissioned in 1968) seven incarnations of the London Missionary Society ship John Williams carried …

  • # 33340

    WHARTON, Captain W. J. L.

    Captain Cook’s journal during his first voyage round the world made in H. M. Bark “Endeavour” 1768 – 71.

    A literal transcription of the original MSS. With notes and introduction. Illustrated by maps and facsimiles. London : Elliot Stock, 1893. Large octavo, publisher’s green cloth (hinges strengthened), armorial bookplate of George Herbert Wailes to front pastedown, fore and lower edges uncut, pp. lvi; 400; maps and plates, including three large folding charts in rear …

  • # 15513



    Rotterdam : Royal Rotterdam Lloyd, [c.1930]. Octavo pamphlet, original illustrated wrappers, lower wrapper with colour map of Belawan and plan of Medan, [6] pp; text in English; a very good copy. Scarce tourist brochure published by the Royal Rotterdam Lloyd shipping line (KRL). Belawan is a seaport on the northeast coast of Sumatra.

  • # 15514



    Rotterdam : Royal Rotterdam Lloyd, [c.1930]. Octavo pamphlet, original illustrated wrappers, lower wrapper with colour street plan of Batavia [Jakarta], [6] pp; text in English; a very good copy. Scarce tourist brochure published by the Royal Rotterdam Lloyd shipping line (KRL).

  • # 33503

    PARKIN, Ray

    H.M. Bark Endeavour : her place in Australian history.

    With an account of her construction, crew and equipment and a narrative of her voyage on the east coast of New Holland in the year 1770. Melbourne: Miegunyah Press (MUP), 1999. Reprint. With plans, charts and illustrations by the author. Quarto, two volumes in slipcase (a little marked), pp. 468, 25 maps, 31 full and …

  • # 33449

    [H. PERROT & CIE.?]

    Galaup de La Pérouse 1741-1785

    [Title from cartouche in design]. [Lyon? : H. Perrot et cie.?], [circa 1900]. Educational trade card, 73 x 107 mm, recto with chromolithograph design; verso blank. Fine. La Pérouse’s death date is given as 1785, in error. Note: other examples sighted have the imprint of H. Perrot & cie., Lyon, on the back.

  • # 33114

    SPURLING, Stephen (1821-1892); BAILY, Henry Hall (1839-1896)

    Studio portraits of five officers of the Russian naval corvette “Boyarin”. Hobart, May-June 1870.

    Five albumen print photographs in carte de visite format, mount sizes 101 x 63 mm (1) and 105 x 63 mm (4); one with the back mark of H. H. Baily, Hobart and four with the back mark of S. Spurling, Hobart; the versos have fully contemporary inscriptions written in ink or pencil, identifying the …

  • # 21155

    FORBES, David W.

    Hawaiian National Bibliography 1780-1900 (complete four volume set)

    Volume I: 1780-1830. Volume II: 1831-1850. Volume III: 1851-1880. Volume IV: 1881- 1900. Sydney : Hordern House and Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 1999-2003. Quarto (250 x 205 mm.), four volumes, printed in black and red, bound in fine-weave green cloth. The complete set, as new condition as received from the publisher, a couple of …

  • # 26694

    WHITE, John (1756-1832)

    Journal of a voyage to New South Wales (deluxe 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, in an Italian binding of full white vellum, contrasting morocco title labels, decorated in gilt, engraved map from 1802 of the …

  • # 30077

    SINCLAIR, James

    [NEW GUINEA] Steamships Trading Company 1918-2008 : a history. (Limited edition)

    Palm Cove, Qld. : Plantone Pty. Ltd., 2008. ‘This presentation copy is one of a limited edition of 200’ (half title). Folio (370 x 280 mm), deluxe binding of half navy crushed morocco over white cloth with company insignia to upper board, spine in compartments with gilt lettering and decoration; endpaper maps, 468 pp, profusely …

  • # 32508

    Photographer unidentified.

    Hobart Town, looking south [and] Hobart Town, from the harbour. A pair of two-part panoramas, late 1860s.

    Two photographic panoramas mounted on three leaves removed from a mid-19th century album. They appear to have been taken around the same time, or slightly later than, Samuel Clifford’s 1868 two-part panorama of Hobart from Lime Kiln Hill (Libraries Tasmania, Clifford Album 1, “Tasmanian Scenes”). I. Hobart Town looking south / Tasmania. [View of Hobart …

  • # 31254

    RIEMER, Gustav Adolph (1842-1899)

    [ABORIGINES; WESTERN AUSTRALIA] Australien. King Georges-Sund Wohnungen.

    Stereoscopic albumen print photograph (78 x 74 mm each image) on orange card mount (85 x 175 mm); recto of mount with printed caption across lower margin: 342. Australien. King Georges-Sund. Wohnungen; in the left margin: Photographie von G. Riemer, Zahlmeister S.M.S. Hertha. Verlag von Gustav Lierach & Co, Berlin S W 48; and in …

  • # 32546

    JOPPIEN, Rüdiger and SMITH, Bernard

    The art of Captain Cook’s voyages (four volume set)

    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 …