ORTON, Joseph Rennard (1795-1842); HENRY, Samuel
Autograph letter signed by Joseph Orton to the secretaries of the Wesleyan Missionary Society concerning a plan proposed by the merchant Samuel Henry to improve contact between missionary stations in the South Seas, 1832.
Bifolium, manuscript ink on paper,  pages, signed by Samuel Henry, addressed to Joseph Orton, dated 15 August 1832; following an autograph letter, [1 1/2] pages, signed by Joseph Orton, addressed to the secretaries of the Wesleyan Missionary Society, dated 7 September 1832; verso of second leaf of bifolium with penned address panel, postal stamps …
Two letters addressed to Benjamin Hurst, Wesleyan minister at Goulburn, New South Wales, from fellow ministers James Somerville (Braidwood) and Benjamin Chapman (Sydney). 1853-54.
Benjamin Hurst (1811-1857), in company with Francis Tuckfield, had been sent from England to work as a Wesleyan missionary among the Port Phillip Aborigines in 1838. Hurst worked with Tuckfield in the Geelong-Colac area for a number of years before his appointment as minister at Goulburn, the fledgling pastoral township on the South Tablelands of …
DOVE, William Woodman, Rev. (1832-1867)
[HUNTER VALLEY; DARLING DOWNS] Letter from clergyman and colonial artist Rev. William Woodman Dove, to his sister in Gloucestershire. Sydney, 1857.
Manuscript in ink, 1 page, small quarto, written by William W. Dove and addressed to his younger sister, Miss Selma Dove, of Falfield House, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, dated 22 January 1857 and written from Sydney while Dove was on Sabbatical from the Darling Downs; signed at the foot ‘My dear Selma, Your loving brother, William W. …
[s.l. : s.n., probably between 1850 and 1860], Hand-painted magic lantern glass slide, circular image (80 mm diameter), set in the original wooden frame (100 x 165 mm); fine condition. There are several hand-painted glass slides of identical format and workmanship, with scenes relating to New Zealand Māori, in the collection of the Alexander Turnbull …
WESLEY CENTRAL MISSION (MELBOURNE)
[MELBOURNE] Wesley Church Hall, Lonsdale St. : Entertainment by the members of the Princess Mary Club in aid of the Tally Ho Boys’ Farm. May 23rd, 1929.
Miss Suzanne Abbott, Hon. Sec. and Treas. [Melbourne : Wesley Central Mission], 1929. Single sheet, 220 x 136 mm, lithographed printed on both sides in orange and brown ink on thickish textured paper; verso with programme of music and dance pieces, including performers’ names; in fine condition. The Princess Mary Club, housed in a grand …
New York : Homosexual Community Counseling Center, . Octavo, original printed wrappers (a little sunned), pp 12, inside front cover with author bio., inside back cover with advertisements for other HCCC publications by the same author; a very good copy. Originally published in 1972 as The Gay evangelical in the periodical Homosexuality and Religion (no. 13). …
BEECHAM, John; GREY, Henry George, Earl
New Zealand. Correspondence between the Wesleyan Missionary Committee and the Right Honourable Earl Grey … on the apprehended infringement of the Treaty of Waitangi.
As published in the Report of the Wesleyan Missionary Society, for 1848. Cover title: New Zealand. Treaty of Waitangi. London : P. P. Thoms, . Octavo, original printed pale green wrappers (lower wrapper with crease and tear at top edge), pp 36; a very good copy. Bagnall 5983: ‘… lengthy restatement of the views of …
The feathered serpent : the mythological genesis and recreative ritual of the aboriginal tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia … (Signed)
Sydney : Edwards & Shaw, 1956. First edition. Quarto, publisher’s cloth backed papered boards, in the original pictorial dust jacket (some creasing and short tears), a presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half title page ‘To Andrew Thomson, with admiration, Roland Robison’; pp 88, 4 colour plates, 13 line engravings, full-page map; foreword by …
BONAR, Andrew R. (editor)
Incidents of missionary enterprise : illustrative of the progress of Christianity in heathen countries, and of the researches, sufferings and adventures of missionaries.
Edinburgh and London : Thomas Nelson, 1845. Third edition. Small octavo, original blind blocked morocco gilt (corners and edges of boards a little worn), all edges gilt, front free-endpaper with gift inscription dated 1848, front pastedown and endpaper with bookplates of later owners, first blank with recent ownership inscription, extra illustrated title page with lithographed …
BOYLE, Robert (1627 - 1691)
By the late Honourable Robert Boyle. Published by John Williams, D. D. London: Printed by R.R. for Thomas Cockerill, 1695. Octavo, half-calf over marbled boards (rubbed), pp. [xvi]; 131; ; 30; (2 – contents, with a tear to the leaf), lacking the engraved portrait frontispiece of Boyle, and the terminal advertisement leaf, title leaf with …
JONES, Frederic; [DRAPER, Daniel James, 1810-1866]
Photographic portrait of colonial Wesleyan minister Rev. D. J. Draper, lost in “The London”, Jan. 11th 1866.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 97 x 64 mm (mount), recto of mount with printed caption beneath image: ‘Revd. D. J. Draper. Lost in “The London, Jany. 11th 1866’; verso with imprint of Frederic Jones, 146 Oxford Street, London’; the print has a couple of small ink marks, but is otherwise in good …
An address : the substance of which was delivered at Green Ponds, Tasmania, to the ministers and delegates of the Tasmanian Congregational Union, by the Rev. T. Binney. Hobart Town and Launceston : J. Walch and son, . Octavo, publisher’s printed wrappers, as issued (upper wrapper detached), pp. viii; 114; 85. A rare work, printed …
BOREHAM, F. W.
London : The Epworth Press, 1929. Duodecimo, gilt-lettered ‘art levant boards (as described by the publisher), illustrated dustjacket, pp. 44, presentation inscription to endpaper, light toning, a very good copy. Reminiscences of the author’s twelve years as the first Methodist minister at Mosgiel, New Zealand. Scarce.
COOK, A. A.
Brisbane : William Brooks & Co., 1948. Octavo, lettered cloth in dustjacket (chipped and stained), presentation inscription from the author to the endpaper, pp. 166, index, errata slip, calculations annotated on read endpaper, last few pages a little silverfished, else good. A practical guide to the art of dowsing in the arid Australian climate.
BUTCHER, Benjamin Thomas (1877-1973)
[London? : London Missionary Society?, n.d]. Photographic glass magic lantern slide, 82 x 82 mm, original manuscript caption to paper border ‘Curios Papua Butcher’; in very good condition. This important photograph of a Papuan Gulf painted wooden figure with grass fibre tassels was taken by Benjamin Thomas Butcher (1877-1973), who worked as a medical missionary …
EZRA, Edward Isaac; SOPHER, Arthur
Shanghai : printed by The China Press [for The Society for the Rescue of the Chinese Jews?], 1926. Large octavo, original printed speckled blue wrappers (lightly foxed, chipped at crown and foot of spine), inside front wrapper with the Australian ex libris of the Rabbi Leib A. Falk (his collection numbers in manuscript to wrapper …