Great Britain. Oversea Settlement Department.
Handbook on the Commonwealth of Australia : containing official information regarding climate and general conditions, openings for settlers, land settlement schemes, wages and hours of labour, cost of living, assisted passages, fares, &c.
London : Printed under the authority of His Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1928. “Revised to January 1st, 1928”. Octavo (215 x 135 mm), printed blue wrappers (staples rusted but holding), pp 37, , maps, tables; internally very clean, a good copy. This publication is recorded in only one Australian collection (National Library of Australia).
ORIENT STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY
Orient Line to Australia, Tasmania & New Zealand, via the Mediterranean, Egypt and Ceylon : carrying His Majesty’s mails under contract with the Commonwealth Government of Australia. Sailings & fares, August, 1923.
At head of title: Revised fares. London : Anderson, Green, 1923. Octavo (217 x 137 mm), pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with shipping agent’s wet stamp; pale damp stain around foot of spine, affecting gutter margin of all leaves), staple bound, pp 8 (including wrappers), b/w photographic illustrations, maps; internally clean and sound. Appears unrecorded in …
ORIENT STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY
Orient Line to Australia via Mediterranean, Egypt and Ceylon : through bookings to New Zealand and Tasmania : handbook of information for third class passengers.
London : Anderson, Green, 1925. Octavo (217 x 137 mm), pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with shipping agent’s wet stamp; damp stain around foot of spine, with some paper reinforcement inside both wrappers), staple bound, pp 32, b/w photographic illustrations, maps; internally clean and sound. A single copy is recorded in Australian collections (Monash University Library).
Veer, Gerrit de (fl. c. 1570-1598)
Vraye description de trois voyages de mer tres admirables, faits en trois ans, a chacun an un, par les navires d’Hollande et Zelande au Nord par derriere Norwege, Moscovie et Tartarie, vers les royaumes de China et Catay.
: ensemble les decouvremens du VVaygat, Nova Sembla, & du pays situé sous la hauteur de 80 degrez : lequel on presume estre Groenlande, où oncques personne n’a esté : plus des ours cruels & ravissans, & autres monstres marins : & la froidure insupportable, d’avantage comment a la dernier fois la navire fut arrestee …
Mendes Pinto, Fernão (d. 1583); Cogan, Henry (translator)
The voyages and adventures of Ferdinand Mendez Pinto, a Portugal, during his travels for the space of one and twenty years in the Kingdoms of Ethiopia, China, Tartaria, Cauchinchina, Calaminham, Siam, Pegu, Japan, and a great part of the East-Indies.
With a relation and description of most of the places thereof ; their religion, laws, riches, customs, and government in time of peace and war : where he five times suffered shipwrack, was sixteen times sold, and thirteen times made a slave : written originally by himself in the Portugal tongue and dedicated to the …
Hawkesworth, John (1715-17773); Cook, James (1728-1779); 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 …
Huddart, Joseph (1741-1816) (attrib.)
Also for the use of the country ships, trading in the Indian and China seas, to New Holland, &c. &c. Collected from the manuscripts, journals, memoirs, and observations, of the most experienced officers in the Hon. East India Company’s Service; and from the last edition of the French Neptune Oriental, by Mons. D’Après de Mannevillette. Being …
[MANUSCRIPT] Campagne de la Corvette à Voiles l’Alcméne. Commandée par Mr. Coudein, Capitaine de Frégate, à destination des Mers du Sud et Océanie.
[Libourne, France, between 1882 and 1887]. Folio, 270 x 215 mm, manuscript,  pp, in 4 stitched sections of 23, 38, 48 and 50 pages respectively, the third section with 2 pencil and wash drawings in the text, the fourth section with 3 pencil and wash drawings in the text and one laid down on thick paper (a …
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) …
Altamirano y Cervantes, José
Sermon que en la solemnissima accion de gracias, que hizo la muy noble, y leal Ciudad de Manila a Nuestra Señora de Guia en su santuario de extramuros,
por el feliz viaje de el Galeon Capitana Nuestra Señora de el Rossario. En Manila : en la Universidad de Sancto Thomas de Aquino, por Ambrosio Tongol, 1696. Small quarto, recent blue morocco with gilt lettering and ornament to upper board, ff , 9; title set within woodcut border; some marginal repairs including to title, which also …
Cuenca, Juan de
Celebres triunfos, victorias milagrosas, consagradas a la Sacratissima Virgen del Rosario Maria S.N.
conseguidas con dos galeones de su Magestad en cinco batallas q. tuuieron contra catorce naos de Olandes divididas en tres escuadras el año de 1646, en Philipinas. En Manila : en el Colegio de S. Thomas de Aquino por Gregorio Calara, . Small quarto, disbound; pp 67; printed on rice paper; title page with woodcut device of the …
London : Sampson Low, Marston and Co., 1901. First edition. Octavo, rexine boards lettered in gilt, original wrappers bound in; bookplates of George Mackaness and Nancye Kent Perry; 31 pp; a very good copy. Ferguson, 7267; Pescott, 107; Carlsmith, 102. “An attempt to determine at what point ‘Sting Ray Harbour’, so named by Captain Cook, …
FORSTER, Georg (1754-1794)
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 …
American & Australasian Photographic Company. [MERLIN, Beaufoy, c.1830-1873]
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 …
MATSON NAVIGATION COMPANY
Sailings and fares. Australia via Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji. The short route to Australia, 19 days … Effective December 10, 1927.
San Francisco : Matson Navigation Company, 1927. Single sheet, 230 x 400 mm, printed on both sides, folding to 230 x 100 mm, illustration of a Matson liner in Pago Pago harbour; full schedule of sailings, with prices and passenger regulations; in very good condition.
MATSON NAVIGATION COMPANY
Matson-Oceanic Lines to Hawaii, South Seas, Australia. Money-saving fares. Travel economically. Popular second-class accommodations.
San Francisco : Matson Navigation Company, . Single sheet, 230 x 400 mm, printed on both sides, folding to 230 x 100 mm, photographic illustrations of second-class interiors and of the liner Ventura; schedule of fares and description of on-board amenities; in very good condition.