• # 24117

    American & Australasian Photographic Company. [MERLIN, Beaufoy, c.1830-1873]

    Photograph of the paddle steamer “Premier”, an early Sydney Harbour steam ferry, 1870-72.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 62 x 104 mm (mount), contemporary inscription in ink above image: ‘Henry Perdriau & J. Watson, owners’; verso imprinted ‘American & Australasian Photographic Company, Sydney Office, 324 George Street. Beaufoy Merlin’; the albumen print is in very good condition, with just a couple of light marks in the sky …

  • # 23764

    SELWYN, John Richardson, Bishop (1844-1898), et al.

    [MELANESIAN MISSION] The Island voyage, 1888.

    At head of title: Melanesian Mission. Ludlow, U.K. : C. A. Partridge, printer and bookbinder … [for The Melanesian Mission], 1889. Octavo, original printed wrappers with vignette illustration (detached and with light staining), 57, [1] pp, double-page map at centre, inside lower wrapper with ‘A Prayer for the Melanesian Mission’; printed on letterpress. Journal of …

  • # 23300

    GRANT, James (1772-1833)

    Verhaal van eene ontdekkingsreize na Nieuw-Zuid-Wales,

    door den Luitenant James Grant, met zijner Majesteits Schip de Lady Nelson, in de jaren 1800, 1801 en 1802 … Uit het Engelsch. Met eene Kaart en Plaat. Haarlem : François Bohn, 1805. Octavo (228 x 137 mm), contemporary half calf over marbled papered boards (worn), spine with gilt lettering and rule, front pastedown with …

  • # 23385

    BEST, G.F.

    The Cicero Correspondent : a journal of daily events & a medium for general advertisements.

    Cover title: The Cicero Correspondent : a Newspaper published on board the Barque Cicero, on her voyage from Plymouth to Port Adelaide, with 368 Immigrants. January 11th to April 12th, 1883. Captain, J.C.B. Jarvis; Surgeon-Superintendent, Dr. Cartwright; Matron, Miss M. Davidson. Price, one shilling. [Sydenham Cottage, Kent Town, S. Aust.] : G. F. Best, 1883. No. …

  • # 23417

    SABIN, S.P.

    Panoramic sketch of SS Sobraon stranded on rocks near Tungyin Island, south of Shanghai, April 1901

    Graphite and wash on artist’s paper, 280 x 480 mm (sheet), folding to 280 x 240 mm, captioned at lower right ‘The SS Sobraon on the rocks, Tung Yung Id, [April] 1901’; unmounted; original central vertical fold, left and right edges roughened; removed from an album of sketches, watercolours and photographs compiled by S.P. Sabin, …

  • # 19269

    WHITE, John (1756-1832)

    Journal of a voyage to New South Wales. (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, full speckled calf, expertly rebacked with new spine, contrasting morocco title labels, decorated in gilt, marbled edges, pp [xviii], 299, [36], …

  • # 22949

    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 …

  • # 21283

    PHILLIP, Arthur (1738-1814)

    The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay (coloured edition)

    with an account of the establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island; compiled from authentic papers, which have been obtained from the several departments, to which are added, the journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball, & Capt. Marshall; with an account of their new discoveries. London : John Stockdale, 1789. Quarto, full …

  • # 23161

    [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 …

  • # 23505

    DOOLEY, Gillian and Danielle CLODE

    The first wave : exploring early coastal contact history in Australia

    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 …

  • # 23310

    [FRYER, Benjamin N.]

    Anchor of H.M.S. Sirius. (Signed copy)

    Cover title: Traditions. Sydney : Printing Industry Craftsmen of Australia, [1937]. 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, [8] pp; a fine copy. …

  • # 21569

    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) …

  • # 23056

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902)

    Sandridge Pier, Hobson’s Bay, Melbourne.

    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 …

  • # 23226

    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 …

  • # 22948

    CHRSITIAN, Glynn

    Fragile Paradise. The discovery of Fletcher Christian, Bounty mutineer (signed copy)

    Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 1982. Quarto, cloth (lacks dustjacket), pp. 256, illustrations. Signed and inscribed by the author, a descendant of the mutineer.

  • # 22678

    RATTRAY, Alan M. (words & music)

    [SHEET MUSIC; SYDNEY] Jack tar : nautical march song, and chorus.

    Cover: “Artistically portrayed with grand success by Post Mason”. Sydney : D. Davis & Co., [1906]. 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 …