• # 29380

    BAGLIONE, Gabrielle et al.

    Charles-Alexandre Lesueur. Painter and naturalist : a forgotten treasure

    [Paris] : MKF Editions, [2016]. Quarto, pictorial laminated boards, pp. 392, illustrated. New copy. Text by Gabrielle Baglione, Cédric Crémière ; translated from French into English by Jean Fornasiero & John West-Sooby. On 19 October 1800, Charles-Alexandre Lesueur set sail on a voyage of discovery to the Southern Lands led by Nicolas Baudin. He soon demonstrated …

  • # 29352

    INGLIS, Kate

    [BURNS PHILP; KING’S SCHOOL, PARRAMATTA] Address to Mrs. Burns, of “Gowan Brae”.

    Spoken by Miss Kate Inglis, on presenting her with a Bouquet of Flowers, when opening St. Andrew’s Flower Show and Sale of Work, in the Town Hall, Parramatta, April 20th, 1893. Card, 165 x 117 mm, printed in gilt and with gilt edges; verso blank; a few light marks, otherwise in very good condition. Sir …

  • # 29334

    MARKS, Percy J.

    Norfolk Island and the Bounty mutiny

    Sydney : Harris and Son [for the author], 1935. Limited edition of 200 copies, for private circulation. Octavo, printed brown wrappers (upper wrapper with bent bottom corner, otherwise very good), staple bound, 27 pp; includes bibliography; contents clean and sound, a good copy.

  • # 29208


    Islands of the South Seas : Society Islands (Tahiti), Cook Islands (Rarotonga), Fiji Islands, Tongan Islands, Samoan Islands, Hawaii.

    [Dunedin, N.Z.?] : The Company, n.d. [c1925]. Small quarto, 230 x 205 mm, designed to be folded in half, pictorial wrappers, 15 pp, magenta-toned photographic illustrations, map; a fine copy. Beautifully designed and well-illustrated Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand travel brochure for South Seas cruises. The National Library of Australia holds a copy …

  • # 29206


    Crabtree’s South Seas Cruise Tour Jan. 13 to April 16, 1926. Hawaii, South Seas, Australia, New Zealand.

    [Cover title]. [Oakland or Berkeley, Calif. : Crabtree’s, 1925]. Single sheet, 235 x 285 mm, folding to 235 x 100 mm, sepia illustrations, map, mild creasing and short tears to corners, but a clean copy. Advertising brochure for a Crabtree’s cruise from San Francisco to Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, New Zealand and …

  • # 29090

    DALRYMPLE, Alexander (1737-1808)

    An historical collection of the several voyages and discoveries in the South Pacific Ocean.

    Being chiefly a literal translation from the Spanish writers. London : Printed for the Author; and sold by J. Nourse, Bookseller in Ordinary to His Majesty; T. Payne, at the Mews-gate; and P. Elmsley, opposite Southampton-street, Strand, 1770-71. First edition, second issue (with dedication in Vol. I dated Jan. 1 1770). Two volumes bound in one, …

  • # 29091

    BOUGAINVILLE, Louis-Antoine, Comte de (1729-1811)

    A voyage round the world performed by order of His Most Christian Majesty, in the years 1766, 1767, 1768 and 1769.

    / by Lewis de Bougainville, Colonel of Foot, and Commodore of the Expedition, in the Frigate La Boudeuse, and the Store-dhip L’Etoile. Translated from the French by John Reinhold Forster, F.A.S. London : Printed for J. Nourse, Bookseller to His Majesty, in the Strand; and T. Davies, Bookseller to the Royal Academy, in Russel-Street, Covent-garden, …

  • # 29076

    BROSSES, Charles de (1709-1777)

    Histoire des navigations aux terres australes

    : contenant ce que l’on scait des moeurs & des productions des contrées decouvertes jusqu’à ce jour; & où il est traité de l’utilité d’y faire de plus amples découvertes, & des moyens d’y former un établissement. Paris : Chez Durand, 1756. First edition. Two volumes, quarto (260 x 200 mm), contemporary full calf (boards …

  • # 29074

    KING, Phillip Parker, Captain (1791-1856)

    Narrative of a survey of the intertropical and western coasts of Australia : performed between the years 1818 and 1822

    / by Phillip P. King, … With an appendix containing various subjects relating to hydrography and natural history. London : John Murray, 1827. First edition, second issue with cancel titles dated 1827 (as usual), lacking half-titles. Two volumes, octavo (215 x 135 mm), later half calf over cloth-covered boards, spines in compartments with gilt decoration …

  • # 29075

    KEMP, Charles & John FAIRFAX (printers & publishers)

    The Shipping Gazette, and Sydney General Trade List. Volume I, Number 1, March 23 1844 to Volume II, Number 93, December 27 1845. (Complete run of the first two years’ issues)

    Sydney, New South Wales : Published at “The Sydney Morning Herald” Office, No. 586, Lower George Street. Printed by Kemp and Fairfax, Lower George Street, 1844-45. Two volumes, folio (315 x 205 mm), uniform contemporary half calf over marbled papered boards (heavily rubbed, corners worn), spines with contrasting leather title labels stamped in gilt (1845 …

  • # 28734

    BOUGAINVILLE, Louis-Antoine, Comte de (1729-1811)

    Autograph letter signed by the French navigator Bougainville. Dated 15 November, 1802.

    Manuscript in brown ink on blue wove paper, 1 page, quarto (210 x 165 mm); dated at Paris, 24 brumaire an 11 [i.e. 15 November 1802], the letter is to an addressee identified simply as ‘Citoyen’, and is written entirely in Bouganville’s frail hand and signed at the foot ‘Bougainville, Senateur’; Bougainville attests to the …

  • # 27924

    WHITE, John (c. 1756 - 1832); POUGENS, Charles (1755-1833)

    Voyage a Nouvelle Galles du Sud, a Botany Bay, au Port Jackson, en 1787, 1788, 1789 (rare illustrated edition)

    Par John White … traduit de l’Anglais, avec des notes critiques et philosophiques sur l’histoire naturelle et les moeurs par Charles Pougens. Paris: Pougin, 1795. Octavo, contemporary tree calf, gilt-decoration and lettering to spine, edges rubbed, contrasting morocco title label, marbled endpapers,, pp. xii; 206; [ii, table]; 256; [iv, index], two fine aquatint plates, the half-title …

  • # 28885


    Studio portrait of a woman dressed as Britannia. Brisbane, 1875-1877.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm (mount); recto and verso with imprint of ‘Metcalfe & Glaister, Artist Photographers. Queen Street, Brisbane’. The print has some scattered, tiny ink spots and some light marks towards the top edge; the mount is stable and unfoxed. Whether the unidentified woman in this studio …

  • # 28918


    For Melbourne, Port Phillip direct … The splendid clipper ship “Lincolnshire”, 1100 tons. Robert Roe, Commander.

    to leave the East India Docks on the 20th March. Calling at Plymouth … … At head of title: Outward passage 69 days. London : McLeod, Allport & Morgan [for Money, Wigram & Sons], [1861]. Octavo (205 x 125 mm), [4] pp, printed in red, blue and black on blue paper; light original folds, remains of …

  • # 28723

    [GILL, S. T.]

    Queen’s Wharf, Melbourne, West End, in the “Fifties”.

    [Melbourne] : s.n. (but “Printed in Austria”), [circa 1910]. Chromolithographic postcard, 90 x 135 mm, recto with reproduction of an S. T. Gill lithograph captioned ‘Queen’s Wharf, Melbourne, West End, in the “Fifties”‘ – a terrific, animated scene; verso with divided back; the illustrated front is in very good condition with a tiny blemish at upper …

  • # 28753

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902)

    [MELBOURNE] Railway Pier, Sandridge.

    [Title from contemporary inscription in ink on mount]. Circa 1870. Albumen print photograph, 135 x 170 mm, laid down on its original 19th century album page; a strong print with rich tonal range; scattered foxing to both the print and mount; verso with another albumen print in identical format, captioned ‘The Royal Mail’ (foxed). One of …