[HERMANNSBURG MISSION] The tale of Frieda Keysser. Frieda Keysser and Carl Strehlow : an historical biography. Volume 1: 1875-1910. [and] Volume 2: Between three worlds, 1910-1922. Part One [and] Part Two
London : Wild Cat Press, 2011 ; 2019. First edition. Three volumes large octavo, publisher’s papered boards in the pictorial dust jackets; Volume 1. pp xxxii, 1198, profusely illustrated with maps and plates, many in colour; Volume 2. Part 1. pp xxvi, 582, with 4 maps (one folding) and 64 pages of plates (many in colour) …
Linocut, 130 x 105 mm (image), 146 x 113 mm (sheet), captioned and initialled in pencil by the artist at lower margin ‘St. John’s Canberra / J M’; in very good condition, archivally matted; with a loosely preserved fully contemporary typed note, 150 x 120 mm, containing what is clearly an eyewitness account of a visit …
MURILLO VELARDE, Pedro (1696-1753)
Historia de la Provincia de Philipinas de la Compañia de Jesvs. Segvnda parte, qve comprehende los progresos de esta provincia desde el año de 1616 hasta el de 1716.
En Manila : en la Imprenta de la Compañia de Iesus, por D. Nicolas de la Cruz Bagay, 1749. First edition. Folio, contemporary limp vellum with ties, spine with manuscript title in red and black ink; printed on rice paper; frontispiece full-page engraved plate with depictions of the Virgen de la Rosa and the Virgen de la Paz y Buen …
HIPANGO, Hoani Wiremu (c.1820 - 1865)
[MĀORI; MISSIONS] E Oku hoa aroha, Ko tatou, nga tamariki, o te Atua, Kahore ani i Kitea noatia, hei aha ranei tatou amua, Ko tatou te mahinga a te Atua …
Single quarto sheet (280 x 220 mm) of high-quality handmade Whatman paper with watermarked date 1853, recto with 16-line manuscript in ink in Māori in the hand of Hoani Hīpango Wiremu, followed by his own English translation of the above; the first text is signed Hoani Wiremu Hipango, o Nui Tireni, o Wanganui, Aperila 2. …
Sahula, Isaac ben Solomon ibn Abi (1244-1282)
Woodmere, N.Y. : Pardes Rimonim Press, 1987. Quarto, gilt-lettered quarter morocco over papered boards, fore- and lower edges uncut, pp 282, printed letterpress, woodcuts; text in Hebrew; housed in a matching slipcase. ‘Mashal Haqadamoni is a reprint of the Venetian 1546 edition with its 80 woodcuts some of which were recut for this edition. Printed …
PETELIN, Stanko (author); BRESKVAR, Silvo (illustrator)
Domžale [Ljubljana] : “Unio Cleri” Misijonska tiskarna [Missionary Press], 1936. Series: “Unio Cleri” Miss. pro Jugoslavia, IX. Octavo (180 mm), original printed wrappers (sunned and lightly foxed), staple bound; 56 pp, 3 maps (one double-page); clean throughout, a good copy; with an inserted original mimeographed advertisement for the Missionary Press (toning and pale foxing). A …
DANKS, Benjamin (1853-1921); DEANE, Wallace (1878-1952) (editor)
[NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] In wild New Britain : the story of Benjamin Danks, pioneer missionary, from his diary.
/ Edited by Wallace Deane … with foreword by Brig.-Gen. T. Griffiths …. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1933. First edition. Octavo (185 x 125 mm), publisher’s blue cloth over boards, spine lettered in black (heavily faded); original owner’s stamp to front free-endpaper, xii, 293,  pp, with numerous b/w photographic plates; very clean throughout, binding …
ABBOTT, Douglas Charles
A thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Theology in the Australian College of Theology … Sydney, Australia, November 1983. Large thick quarto (300 x 210 mm), red cloth boards lettered in gilt (upper board marked); pp , xiv, 478, ; includes maps, facsimiles of documents; from The Papuan …
St. Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 1978. First edition. Octavo (220 mm), publisher’s red cloth over boards, in pictorial dust jacket; pp xv, 342, with numerous b/w plates, maps, bibliography; previous owner’s name to contents page, but a fine copy.
HOLCOMBE, W. H.
Melbourne : George Robertson, 1872. Octavo, gilt-decorated cloth (edges slightly rubbed), westamp of bookseller Davies of Stawell to title page, pp. iv; 5 – 211, pp. 36-37 stained, else clean. Uncommon Australian spiritualist work by the noted American homeopathist. ‘Dr. William H. Holcombe was born at Lynchburg, Va., May 29, 1825, of an old Virginia …
GUNN, Æneas Mrs (Jeannie), 1870-1961
Melbourne : Robertson & Mullens, 1936, ‘completing the 93rd thousand’. Octavo, publisher’s pictorial green cloth over boards (flecked), 107 pp, with numerous b/w photographic plates, prize label to endpaper, occasional scattered foxing, a good copy. In 1901 Melbourne-born Jeannie Taylor married Aeneas Gunn, part-owner and manager of Elsey Station, a cattle property in the Northern Territory. …
GUNN, Æneas Mrs (Jeannie), 1870-1961
Melbourne : Robertson & Mullens, 1925, ‘completing the 90th thousand’. Octavo, publisher’s pictorial green cloth over boards (lightly marked), 107 pp, with numerous b/w photographic plates, scattered foxing, a good copy. In 1901 Melbourne-born Jeannie Taylor married Aeneas Gunn, part-owner and manager of Elsey Station, a cattle property in the Northern Territory. ‘Mrs Gunn quickly adapted …
[ZAHN, August, editor]
Neuendettelsau, [Germany] : Verlag des Missionshauses 1923. Part 3. First edition. Series: Verlag des Missionshauses, Nr. 52. Octavo, (220 x 140 mm), original pictorial wrappers (detached) with illustrated front by Lina Burger and illustrated advertisement on rear for Das Kinderblatt (the Mission’s newspaper for children), pp 20, with line-drawn illustrations and decorations; contents very good. …
[ZAHN, August, editor]
Neuendettelsau, [Germany] : Verlag des Missionshauses (1918) 1922. Part two. Second edition. Series: Verlag des Missionshauses, Nr. 38. Octavo, (220 x 140 mm), original pictorial wrappers illustrated front and rear (mild sunning at edges, slightly bruised at head of spine), stapled, pp 24, with line-drawn illustrations and decorations; contents very good, a fine copy. Second …
KEYSSER, Christian (1877-1961)
[=Sana, the last Wasa chief]. Palmer, Iowa : Missions-Hilfsverein, 1923. Series: Die offene Tür in Neu-Guinea, Nummer 5. Octavo (222 x 145 mm), publisher’s pictorial wrappers (a little sunned at edges), stapled; pp 28, with several full-page photographic illustrations (including a portrait of Pastor Johann Flierl), lower wrapper with map; text in German, in Fraktur; …
McCALL, T. B. (Theodore Bruce), Rev. (1911-1969)
/ by T.B. McCall ; with a foreword by P.N.W. Strong, Bishop of New Guinea. Sydney : Australian Board of Missions, 1957. First edition. Octavo (180 mm), pictorial wrappers (mild sunning at edges), stapled, pp 64, with numerous photographic illustrations, maps; a fine copy.