[TOORAK] Alfred Watson, late of Melbourne, Australia, who died during his voyage to England on board the “Somersetshire” April 3rd 1875 in his 42nd year.
[sl : sn], 1875. Memorial card, 70 x 100 mm; verso blank; two borders unevenly trimmed (so that the original owner could fit the card into an album window mount), otherwise fine. Alfred Watson was the original owner of Mandeville Hall in Toorak, Melbourne. ‘Toorak, Victoria. Mandeville Hall was originally a sixteen room mansion built for Alfred …
CRÉPIN, Louis-Philippe (1772-1851) (after)
Dédié à Monsieur Alexandre de Laborde leur frère. Paris : Ostervald, ca. 1807. Engraved by Prot and Dissard after a painting by Louis-Philippe Crépin. Copperplate engraving, 475 x 695 mm (image); 563 x 750 mm (sheet), small stain to lower margin, short repaired tear upper margin extending into the image, overall a very good example. …
MILLIGAN, Joseph Charles (photographer); [BUDGE, George S. B., RN]
Photograph of a watercolour drawing of HMS Blanche aground on a coral reef in the Torres Strait near Cape Somerset, April 1870; with an eyewitness account by a crewman on the reverse. New South Wales, 1868-1871.
Albumen print photograph of a watercolour drawing, carte de visite format, 105 x 64 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘J. C. Milligan Photographer, 84 King St. Sydney’ and a fully contemporary inscription in pencil written by a survivor of the shipwreck: ‘This was as the ship appeared at low water with the raft which …
FITZGERALD, John Coghlan, Captain (1803-1859)
[MORETON BAY; PORT JACKSON] Remarks. HMS Vernon: East Indies and China, 1847-1848. HMS Winchester, the same. HMS Calliope Australia and then to England, via Cape of Horn and Rio de Janiero 1854-1855.
Naval log. Small quarto (230 x 186 mm), original half vellum over marbled boards, marbled edges, marbled endpapers, manuscript in ink, pp [1 title page], , on faint ruled paper; written in a neat, legible hand; very clean throughout. Naval journal of Captain John Coghlan Fitzgerald, R.N. (1803-1859). Fitzgerald, who had joined the navy at …
RIENITS, Rex and Thea
Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1963. Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket (a few silverfish marks, price clipped), patterned endpapers, pp. x; 246, illustrated. A very good copy. A valuable survey of the first European artworks of the Australian continent, including chapters on Cook’s artists, the First Fleet, Thomas Watling, William Westall, John William Lewin, George …
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 …
KERAUDREN, Pierre François (1769-1857?)
Mémoire sur les causes des maladies des marins et sur les soins à prendre pour conserver leur santé dans les ports et à la mer.
Paris : Annales maritimes et coloniales. II.e partie. Année 1824. – Juin. Octavo, bound in contemporary marbled wrappers, pp , 457-541, with an engraved diagram of a furnace ventilator (p.540); light browning to some of the leaves, but a very good copy. Text in French. An important treatise on the causes of, and preventive measures …
CAMERON, Roderick William, Sir (1823-1900)
Australia Pioneer Line … Carrying the United States Mails … From Pier 11 North River. 70 days Passage!! The new and noble clipper ship “Oriental” … For Melbourne, direct.
[New York] : Nesbitt & Co. printers [for R. W. Cameron], . Clipper card, 150 x 92 mm, lithograph printed recto only in red and blue on glossy white card; some staining and corner wear, verso with old glue stains. Scarce clipper card advertising a sailing of the ship Oriental from New York to Melbourne in September …
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, …
Cover: With compliments and Greetings from the Citizens. Adelaide : J.B. Siddall, . Small octavo (180 x 117 mm), pictorial wrappers printed in sepia (mild foxing), lower wrapper with street map of Adelaide, inner wrappers with  sepia photographic plates; contains a concertina foldout with  black and white photographic views and  reproduction of …
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 …
JOPPIEN, Rüdiger and SMITH, Bernard
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 (sunned), pp. xv; 247, illustrated. Volume two : The voyage …
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 …