• # 26492

    JONES, William (printer)

    Morning Prayer [and] Evening Prayer.

    Sydney : [William] Jones, Printer, Bridge-street, [circa 1835]. Pair of broadsides, each 450 x 390 mm, printed on letterpress; both examples with an old central horizontal fold and toning, the Morning Prayer sheet with some insect damage around the fold and at top right corner (no loss of text); both unmounted. These rare companion broadsides were …

  • # 26817

    [ANGAS, George French (1822-1886)]

    Australia : a popular account of its physical features, inhabitants and productions, with the history of its colonization.

    Published under the direction of the Committee of General Literature and Education, appointed by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, circa 1865. Duodecimo, gilt-decorated blue cloth (the upper board showing a gold miner), corners a little rubbed, all edges gilt, prize inscription to front free endpaper, folding frontispiece map printed …

  • # 26919

    WILMOT, Chester

    Two women and a baby cross the Owen Stanleys in New Guinea : being an address broadcast through the A.B.C. by Mr. Chester Wilmot.

    [Melbourne] : Australian Board of Missions, [1943]. Small octavo (180 x 115 mm), pictorial green wrappers (sunned at top edges and spine), pp 8; a good copy. Contemporary publication of the story of a dramatic escape from the Japanese forces in New Guinea. Trove locates only three copies (Libraries Tasmania; University of Melbourne Library; Monash …

  • # 26914

    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Papuan Pastor : the story of George Ambo, Auxiliary Bishop of New Guinea.

    [Lae, P.N.G. : Anglican Mission, 1969]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, stapled, pp 27, with b/w photographic illustrations, map; a very good copy. Trove locates four copies (NLA; State Library of Queensland; University of Melbourne Library; St. Mark’s National Theological Centre Library)

  • # 26915

    STONE-WIGG, Montagu, Right Reverend

    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] The Papuans : a people of the South Pacific.

    By the Right Rev. Montagu John Stone-Wigg, M.A. (Bishop of New Guinea, 1898-1909). With later additions by the Right Rev. Henry Newton, D.D. (Bishop of New Guinea, 1922- ). Sydney : Australian Board of Missions, 1933. Second edition. Octavo, original printed paper wrappers, stapled, slightly worn, pp 76, photographic frontispiece and 3 full-page photographic illustrations, full-page …

  • # 26903

    BOCK, Valerie


    London : Leprosy Mission, 1971. Second edition. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, stapled, pp x, 67, b/w photographic illustrations, map; a very good copy. The story of the fight against leprosy in Papua New Guinea. Trove locates 4 copies (NLA; SLNSW; Monash University Library; Lohe Memorial Library)

  • # 25550

    de los Santos, Domingo

    Vocabulario de la lengua Tagala : primera, y segunda parte.

    En la primera, se pone primero el Castellano, y despues el Tagalo. Y en la segunda al contrario, que son las raices simples con sus acentos. Compuesto por nuestro hermano, Fray Domingo de los Santos ex-Definidor de la Santa Provincia de San Gregorio de Religiosos Menores Descalzos de la regular observancia de nuestro Serafico Padre …

  • # 26456

    WORDLEY, Dick (editor)

    [JUVENILE DELINQUENCY] The gap of the years between

    Adelaide, S.A. : Applied Journalism, [1959]. Octavo (212 x 140 mm), pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with a small stain and tiny amount of silverfishing), staple bound, pp 96, with b/w line illustrations in the text; a good copy. Ultra-conservative guidebook – strongly influenced by evangelist literature – aimed at the parents of Adelaide teenagers. It …

  • # 26228

    [Australasian Wesleyan Methodist Church]

    Twelfth Report of the Wesleyan Home Missions in Victoria, for the year ending September, 1886,

    with an Account of Receipts and Expenditure. At head of title: Home Missions. Melbourne : Mason, Firth & McCutcheon, printers, [1886]. Octavo (212 x 137 mm), original printed green wrappers (lightly foxed), 38 pp; clean throughout, a very good copy. Includes reports from the Wesleyan Mission stations at Pakenham, Blackwood, Elmore, Yielima,  Swan Hill, Chiltern, …

  • # 25733

    WYLD, James (1812-87)

    The World, designed to show the languages and dialects into which The British & Foreign Bible Society has translated the Scriptures or aided in their distribution

    / The position of the places where Societies have been formed / The Population of those Countries for which versions have been prepared & the relative proportions of Christianity, Mahomedanism and Paganism, by James Wyld, Geographer to the Queen. London :  James Wyld, circa 1841. Second Edition (first published 1838). Engraved map, dissected and laid …

  • # 25806

    GILMORE, Mary (1865 - 1962)

    Under the Wilgas

    Melbourne : Robertson & Mullens, 1932. Small quarto, cards with paper wrappers, title labels, pp. [12]; 181, internally clean. Vignette to title page signed M. T. A fine copy. Poetry inspired by the author’s sympathy of the plight of the Aboriginal people, ‘I have attempted to write here in songs some of the emotions of …

  • # 26016

    [SAVILLE, W. J. V., 1873-1946, translator]

    [MISSIONS; NEW GUINEA] Iesu Keriso ena evanelia : Mareko ena sarosiana, Mailu riba sarogiriaio. (Presentation copy)

    [Gospel of Mark in the Mailu language]. Sydney : British and Foreign Bible Society, 1907. Octavo (175 x 125 mm), limp black morocco (edges and spine rubbed) with gilt stamped title to front ‘Mareko’; a significant presentation copy inscribed on the first blank by the translator, missionary William James Viritahitemauvai Saville: ‘Miss Jones. With happy memories of …

  • # 25780

    NIXON, Francis Russell (1803-1879)

    The cruise of the Beacon. A narrative of a visit to the islands in Bass’s Straits.

    With illustrations; by the Right Rev. Francis R. Nixon, D. D. Bishop of Tasmania. London : Bell & Daldy, 1857. Octavo, gilt lettered blue cloth (edges rubbed, split to upper joint), engraved title page and frontispiece; letterpress title page; pp. 114; [2]; [24 – publisher’s catalogue, dated June, 1857], pp. 14-15 roughly opened, eight additional …

  • # 25798


    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Pipiya gunaguna ba giu pipiyisi asi buka.

    Catechism book in the Mukawa language, British New Guinea. Cover title: Giu Mukawai. London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1905. First (and only?) edition. Duodecimo (167 x 108 mm), original tan-coloured buckram over boards with black lettering to upper board, title page with discreet old wet stamp of the Edinburgh Free Church College, 45 pp, …

  • # 26014

    Catholic Mission, Yule Island, Papua

    [MISSIONS; NEW GUINEA] Deo Nahuna ‘ara-bamauri hauna, Jesu-Christo. Roro dialect.

    [=The life of Jesus Christ]. Ex Portu Leonis [i.e. Port Léon, Yule Island], printed by Paul Roussel, Alan Miria & John Auo, Mission Printers, 1950. Series title: Kupa taearana 2. Octavo, fine printed palm leaf wrappers, stitched, pale foxing to extremities, 50 pp, illustrated. Text in Roro dialect. Roro is an Austronesian language spoken by …

  • # 26013


    [MISSIONS; NEW GUINEA] Tsitsifa douna. Part One.

    [=Morality poems in the Kuni language]. Oba-Oba, Papua : Catholic Mission, November 1945. Octavo, printed wrappers (detached, moderately foxed), roneo, 42 pp, pale foxing throughout and small amount of insect damage at edges. Short texts by the Catholic missionary and linguist Henri Eschlimann, written in verse (or at least, rhyming prose) in Kuni, a Malayo-Polynesian …