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 …
[BATEMAN, Albert, attributed]
[NEW GUINEA] Manuscript diary of a Seventh Day Adventist missionary in Central Province, Papua, January – September 1927.
Contained in: Woods’ Australian Diary, 1927. Sydney : John Andrew, . Octavo (200 x 125 mm), original cloth backed papered boards with printed advertisements (light staining), upper board with owner’s faint inscription in ink ‘S. D. A. Bisiatabu’; pp 16, , , ; with entries in pencil or ink for most days between 1 January and …
GILMORE, Mary (1865 - 1962)
Melbourne : Robertson & Mullens, 1932. Small quarto, cards with paper wrappers, title labels, pp. ; 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 …
[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 …
NIXON, Francis Russell (1803-1879)
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; ; [24 – publisher’s catalogue, dated June, 1857], pp. 14-15 roughly opened, eight additional …
SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE
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, …
Catholic Mission, Yule Island, Papua
[=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 …
[=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 …
CROWLEY, Aleister (1875-1947)
Liber CCCXXXIII : the Book of Lies, which is also falsely called, Breaks : the wanderings or falsifications of the one thought of Frater Perdurabo, which thought is itself untrue.
London : Wieland, 1913. First edition. Duodecimo (145 x 95 mm), original black buckram over boards (corners bumped) with gilt stamped Egyptian decoration and lettering to upper board, spine with gilt lettering (a trifle worn at head and tail), pp. 131, , with two unnumbered leaves of plates (monochrome photogravures of Crowley on a donkey …
SADELER, Johannes I (Brussels 1550 - 1600/1601 Venice) (printer)
Eximium exercitium seu comendatio ad Beatissima[m] semper Virginem Dei Genitricem Mariam quotidie mane videlicet, ac Vesperi, nec non Sabbatinis diebus …
[s.l.] : Ioannes Sadler [fe]cit et excudit, cum Privilegio S.C.M., [circa 1590]. Duodecimo (112 x 70 mm), copper engraved single sheet mounted on later marbled paper backing; in Latin; handling wear, a tiny amount of text loss at the extremities. The printer and engraver Jan (Johannes) Sadeler I (Brussels 1550 – 1600/1601 Venice) was a …
METHODIST CHURCH (NEW GUINEA)
[NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] A Methodist hymn book in pidjin English for use in mission services held for indentured labourers.
Cover title: A Metodist him buk. Malakuna, Rabaul : Printed and published by the Methodist Mission, 1932. First edition (?). Duodecimo (155 x 105 mm), original printed brown wrappers (stained, paper loss along spine), original stitch binding (loosened), pp , 12; leaves detached from wrappers, but contents complete; (the substantially contents from a second copy …
WERNER, O. (Oscar)
Neunzehn Karten in Farbendruck mit begleitendem Text. Freiburg im Breisgau: Herder’sche Verlagshandlung, 1884. Large quarto (310 x 235 mm), half gilt-ruled green cloth over printed papered boards, spine with gilt lettering and ornament, pp 18 (introductory text and explanations of each map), followed by full-page chart with family tree of the Catholic dioceses in Australia and …
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 104 mm (mount); no photographer’s imprint; verso of mount with fully contemporary inscription in ink: ‘New Church, S. Yarra, opened in Dec. 1866 for Presbyterian worship, the Revd. George Mackie, Minister’; a superb print in fine condition. A very early photograph of the South Yarra Presbyterian …
FUHRMANN, Otto W.
Pages from the Gutenberg Bible of 42 lines : 25 facsimiles from the copy in the General Theological Seminary, New York.
New York : The H. W. Wilson Company, 1940. Folio, publisher’s grey papered boards, upper board and spine lettered in gilt (sunning to edges and spine, small water stain near tail of spine), , XXV pp, illustrated with colour facsimile plates on each page; internally pristine, a fine copy. One of 2000 copies. “Paper, 2-PLY …
YOUNG, Rev. Robert
The southern world : journal of a deputation from Wesleyan Conference to Australia and Polynesia : including notices of a visit to the gold fields
London : Hamilton, Adams, and Co., 1854. First edition. Octavo, original half black morocco over cloth boards (rubbed), spine with gilt lettered title and ‘Beechworth Athenaeum’, binder’s ticket of Detmold and recent bookplate to front pastedown, a few nineteenth century embossed stamps (Beechworth Athenaeum), pp. 444; internally clean. An account of the voyage of Rev. …
GAWLER, George (1795-1869)
[ZIONISM] The emancipation of the Jews, indispensable for the maintenance of the Protestant profession of the Empire ; and most entitled to the support of the British Nation.
London : T. and W. Boone, New Bond Street, 1847. Octavo, disbound, pp iv, 30; title with offsetting at corners and left margin, else a very good copy. Lieutenant-Colonel George Gawler (1795-1869) served as the second Governor of South Australia from October 1838 until May 1841. After his retirement in 1841, Gawler returned to England and devoted himself …