• # 19446

    CLAUS, Josephus Ignatius (1691 - 1775)

    Spicilegium concionatorium,

    hoc est conceptus morales pro cathedra, quos ad instruendam in fide christiano-catholica plebem … Augustae Vindelicorum et Dilingae [i.e. Augsburg and Dillingen] : Joannis Caspari Bencard, 1753. Folio, contemporary full calf, spine with title label and gilt ornamentation (stained dull), title page in red and black, with manuscript ‘Ex Libris Congregationis Missionis Domus [Oriensis scratched out] …

  • # 19444

    PARIS, Matthæus (circa 1200 - 1259); WATS, William (circa 1590 - 1649)

    Matthaei Paris, monachi Albanensis Angli, Historia major.

    Juxta exemplar Londinense 1640. verbatim recusa. Et cum Rogeri Wendoveri, Willielmi Rishangeri, authorisque majori minorique historiis, chronicisque mss. in Bibliotheca Regia, Collegii Corporis Christi Cantabrigiae, Cottoniaque, fideliter collata. Huic editioni accesserunt, duorum Offarum Merciorum regum; & viginti trium Abbatum S. Albani vitae. Una cum libro additamentorum. Per eundem authorem. Editore Willielmo Wats S.T.D. Qui & …

  • # 19441

    HOOKER, Richard (1554 - 1600)

    The works of that learned and judicious divine, Mr. Richard Hooker, in eight books of ecclesiastical polity, compleated out of his own manuscripts;

    with several other treatises by the same author, and an account of his life and death. London : printed by R. White for Rob. Scot, Tho. Basset, John Wright and Rich. Chiswel, 1676. Folio, contemporary full calf (lightly scuffed), armorial coat of arms of the 3rd Viscount Moore, Earl of Drogheda, bookplate to pastedown of Franz …

  • # 19184

    SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de (1900-1944)

    Terre des hommes. Avec des lithographies de Benno Vigny

    Paris : Gallimard, 1946. Special edition limited to 36 examples accompanied by a portfolio of Vigny’s lithographic illustrations; 8 examples are hors commerce (I-VIII) and 28 numbered 1-28; this copy is unnumbered. Two volumes large quarto, both in original card covers in matching orange chemise; the book volume is printed on vélin blanc, with 45 …

  • # 19373

    KELLY, Michael, Archbishop of Sydney (1850 - 1940)

    Pastoral letter of Michael Archbishop of Sydney to the clergy and faithful of the Archdiocese of Sydney.

    Annual offering of Peter’s Pence Feast of St Peter in Chains, 1936. Sydney : Lionel Flynn, 1936. Octavo, lettered wrappers, pp.4. One of a series of pastoral letters issued by the Archbishop.

  • # 7861

    VITALE, J.M.

    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONARY] Dictionnaire de la langue de Roro-Mekeo

    Unpublished manuscript. Undated, but circa 1900. Small quarto size notebook, 230 x 180 mm, bound in heavy boards covered in hessian cloth, the upper board with the blind stamped crest of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Issoudun, front paste-down with a printed map of France laid down, manuscript title page (almost detached) ‘Dictionnaire de …

  • # 19215

    COLQUHOUN, Patrick (1745-1820)

    [TRANSPORTATION] Traité sur la police de Londres

    contenant le détail des crimes et délits qui se commettent dans cette capitale, et indiquant les moyens de les prévenir….Traduit de l’Anglais sur la sixième édition. Paris : Léopold Collin, 1807. Two volumes octavo, contemporary red half calf over red boards (rubbed), spines with gilt numbers, decoration and stamped title labels, pastedowns and free endpapers …

  • # 19146

    MACDONALD, D. (Daniel), Rev., (1846-1927)

    The Oceanic languages Shemitic

    / by Rev. D. Macdonald, Fate, Havannah Harbour, New Hebrides. [Melbourne] : Royal Society of Victoria, 1886. Octavo, original printed wrappers, stapled, 34 pp; a very good copy. Ferguson, 11924. Transcript of a lecture read before the Royal Society of Victoria on 11 March 1886, in which the missionary Rev. Daniel Macdonald further expounded his theory …

  • # 19148

    RUSDEN, H.K. (Henry Keylock)

    The week

    / by H.K. Rusden. [Melbourne] : Royal Society of Victoria, 1874. Octavo, original printed wrappers, stitched, 17 pp; illustrated with leaves of plates; a very good copy. Ferguson, 15241. Transcript of a lecture read before the Royal Society of Victoria on 21 December 1874. Rusden’s investigation into the nature of our temporal cycle, the week, is …

  • # 19080

    Temple ov Psychick Youth

    Four occultist newsletters from the Temple ov Psychick Youth

    Denver : Temple ov Psychick Youth, 1988. Variously titled Unity ov purpose; World in action. Four newsletters, each approximately 10 photocopied leaves, illustrated, collated with a paperclip. ‘TOPY is dedicated to the manifestation of magical concepts lacking mysticism or the worship of gods. The group focuses on the psychic and magical aspects of the human brain linked with …

  • # 19015

    RAM DASS [ALPERT, Richard, 1931 - ]


    New York : Harmony Books, 1973. Small quarto, illustrated cards (marked), pp. (viii); 210; (6); 120 (each a card sheet, photographically illustrated and perforated to allow four cards to be removed); 32. A substantial work of psychadelic spiritual mindfulness by Alpert, known as Ram Dass at the time, as named by a guru in India …

  • # 18893

    [JAMAR, Jacques]; [COMET, Rita]

    Photograph album containing portraits of a Belgian Lazarist missionary to China, and including a group of late Qing traditional paper and silk Chinese dolls. Circa 1903-1964

    Photograph album, circa 1900. Small oblong quarto (165 x 235 mm), half morocco with ornamental gilt rule over faux crocodile papered boards, original floral-patterned lining papers, front pastedown with binder’s ticket of bookseller and stationer Gilon, Verviers (Belgium); [20] leaves of thick card, containing 4 cabinet card format portrait photographs of Lazarist missionary Father Jacques …

  • # 17115

    SINCLAIRE, F. (Frederick)

    Annotations. (Presentation copy)

    Melbourne: G. Jervis Manton, 1920. Series: “Fellowship” publications, no. 4. Duodecimo, papered boards with printed title label (light foxing), a presentation copy inscribed on the front free-endpaper for Melbourne watchmaker and jeweller Joseph Lowy and his wife, using their nicknames: ‘To Mushka and Pat Lowy, 1924’, and with a frivolous rhyme in German (a private joke) below; 48 pp; …

  • # 17222

    WILLIAMS, Thomas

    [GEELONG] Memoir of Mr. James Wood; including notices of other members of his family.

    Geelong : Henry Thacker, 1883. Octavo, in the original printed lavender card covers (stained and chipped), later bookplate to front pastedown, pp vii, 196; marginal water stain at bottom edges of leaves, else clean throughout. Ferguson 18602. The biography of a prominent Geelong Methodist lay preacher, hailing from West Yorkshire. This copy in the scarce …

  • # 18744

    COMBER, Leon

    Chinese ancestor worship in Malaya

    Singapore : Donald Moore for Eastern Universities Press, 1963. Second edition. Malayan Heritage Series 1. Octavo, lettered card wrappers (previous owner’s stamp inside upper wrapper), pp. [x]; 50; 20 photographic plates.

  • # 18831

    WARD, J. S. M.

    The Hung Society, or, The Society of Heaven and Earth

    London : The Baskerville Press, Limited, 1925. Three volumes, quarto, gilt-lettered cloth (spines sunned and chipped), bookplates to pastedowns from the Constitutional Club Library, front free endpaper of volume I removed, labels removed from rear pastedowns, colour frontispiece, pp. vol. I : xvi; 179; vol. II : vi, 148; vol. III : viii; 196, colour …