FLINDERS, Matthew; BRUNTON, Paul
Edited by Paul Brunton, for the Mitchell Heritage Series. Preface by Sir Alastair Goodlad, British High Commissioner to Australia. Sydney: Hordern House in association with the State Library of NSW, 2002. Octavo, 272 pp., 19 colour illustrations; bound in burgundy cloth with colour illustrated boards and a silk book ribbon. “Matthew Flinders: personal letters from an …
INGLETON, Geoffrey Chapman.
True Patriots All, or, News from Early Australia, as told in a collection of broadsides (deluxe edition with three signed etchings)
Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1952. Quarto, gilt-titled half-calf over buckram (lightly sunned and a couple of small scuffs), 280pp. reproducing illustrated broadsides with Australian content. The deluxe edition, limited to 150 signed copies, bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, and containing three original etchings signed by Ingleton. An exploration on ephemeral early printings concerning Australia, …
MORGAN & ALLPORT
London : Morgan & Allport (agents for Money Wigram & Sons), 1878. Single quarto sheet (265 x 200 mm), printed in red, blue and black on blue paper with vignette ensign of the shipping company at head; a sailing schedule set out in tabular form for Money & Wigram’s ships departing for Australia from South …
UNION STEAM SHIP COMPANY OF NEW ZEALAND
Dunedin, NZ : Fergusson & Mitchell (printers), 1877. Duodecimo card (112 x 225 mm), folding to form  panels (each 112 x 75 mm), with a map of New Zealand indicating ports of call, a list of all agencies in New Zealand, Australia and the Western Pacific (including Sydney, Newcastle and Noumea), a guide to …
Port Moresby : Government of Papua, 1930. Second edition. Large octavo (235 x 153 mm), original printed buff wrappers with ownership signature of Earl G. Griffith, 1st Lt. C. E., pp 42, with line-drawn illustrations of coastal profiles and marine hazards; corners a little dog-eared, but internally clean and sound, a good copy. Official government …
HUGHES, Jabez; E. & A. DEBENHAM; BRADLEY, William
Portraits of officers from HMS Rosario who took part in the first international rugby matches ever played in Australia and New Zealand, in 1869 and 1870.
I. Portrait of Lieutenant George H. Moore, HMS Rosario. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 100 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of E. & A. Debenham, Ryde, Isle of Wight, and with a fully contemporary inscription in ink: ‘Yr’s very sincerely, Geo. H. Moore. Tauranga, NZ, Decr 1868’, and the recipient’s annotation …
DALTON'S ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY; [BRADLEY, William]
A pair of early photographic views of Sydney, collected by a French visitor in 1863-64: Woolloomooloo from the water’s edge, looking southeast; Potts Point taken from The Domain.
I. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 103 mm (mount), 60 x 92 mm (print); verso with imprint of ‘Dalton’s Royal Photographic Gallery, 320 George Street, Sydney’, and three fully contemporary inscriptions: the first, in pencil, reads ‘Woolloomooloo Bay’, with the second immediately below it, also in pencil, ‘Vue de Sidney prise du …
STEWART, Henry Noel
A Royal Navy midshipman’s personal logbook and journal, kept during service on HMS Repulse, HMS Powerful and other ships deployed on the China Station and in the Indian Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and Mediterranean Sea, 1897-1900.
A pair of Midshipman’s personal logbooks containing the writings and drawings of Royal Navy Junior Officer Henry Noel Stewart, dated January 1897 to August 1900. The main section relates to the deployment of the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Powerful on the China Station from January 1898 to July 1899. Two volumes, folio (325 x 210 mm), Waterlow …
MAWSON, Douglas (1882-1958)
[THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARD: FIRST RUSSIAN EDITION] V strane purgi : istorii︠a︡ avstraliĭskoĭ antarkticheskoĭ ekspeditisii 1911-1914 gg.
/ Duglas Mouson ; perevod s angliĭskogo E.A. Karavaevoĭ. Leningrad [R.S.F.S.R.] : Glavsevmorput’, 1935. First Russian edition. Octavo (224 x 155 mm), publisher’s blue cloth with blind-stamped lettering and pictorial onlays to upper board, spine lettered in silver; frontispiece portrait of Mawson, pp VIII, 439, b/w photographic plates, with 3 folding maps at rear; text …
OCEAN STEAM SHIP COMPANY; ALFRED BOOTH & CO.
Ocean Steam Ship Company. Direct steam communication, via the Suez Canal, between Liverpool, the Straits Settlements, and China, every two days, without change at Suez, Ceylon, or elsewhere.
Liverpool, UK : Alfred Holt, . Foolscap folio sheet (330 x 212 mm), printed on both sides in black and red, recto with lithographed illustration of one of the Company’s ships, list of the Company’s eighteen iron screw steamers with names of captains and tonnage, sailing schedule for Suez, Penang, Singapore, Hong Kong, & Shanghai …
ORIENT STEAM NAVIGATION CO., LTD.
London : The Orient Steam Navigation Co., Ltd., 13 Fenchurch Avenue, E.C., . Folio (420 x 265 mm) bifolium, 3 pp, folding to 265 x 105 mm with printed title to outer side; original share application form still loosely enclosed; outer side a little dusty, but a near fine example. ‘The Orient Steam Navigation Company …
ORIENT STEAM NAVIGATION CO., LTD.
At head of title: Company limited by shares. Incorporated 12th February, 1878. London : Printed by Waterlow Bros. & Layton, Birchin Lane and Lime Street, E.C., . First edition. Foolscap folio (330 x 200 mm), original printed pink wrappers (somewhat dusty, old vertical fold, paper split at head of spine), stitched, pp 19; internally clean. …
London : London : Hutchinson, 1972. Octavo, boards in dustjacket (slightly creased), pp. 320, illustrated.
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 …
Sydney, NSW : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2013. Octavo, boards in dustjacket, 469 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, colour portraits, facsimiles, maps (some colour). “Captain James Cook is one of the greatest maritime explorers of all time – only the acclaimed fifteenth-century explorers, Christopher Columbus and Vasco da Gama, can stand with him. This …
Ishida, Saijirō [editor]
A copperplate engraving of Japanese naval information designed in the shape of a fan Kyōto : [Ishida Ubakutei, Meiji 7 (1874)?]. Copperplate engraving, 250 x 510 mm (irregular), minor creases, flags and insignia with original hand colour, a fine example, mounted to a backing sheet. An illustrated copperplate engraving with detailed table of geographical information, surrounded …