L’arte del navigare, con il regimento della Tramontana e del sole; e la vera regola et osservanza del flusso e reflusso delle acque sotto breve compendio ridotta.
[No place], 1587. Manuscript, quarto; 66 leaves followed by 13 leaves with additions in a different hand, 8 full-page illustrations (including one of the Southern Cross constellation), 4 with volvelles (movable paper figures); with a dedication to Don Pietro Borgia, Prince of Squillace (d. c.1624), dated 1587, and an accompanying sonnet; contemporary limp vellum sewn …
Antonio de Ulloa y de la Torre Giral, 1716-1795; Antonio de and Jorge Juan y Santacilla, 1713-1773
$6,000 USD Por D. Jorge Juan … y D. Antonio de Ulloa … de las quales se deduce la figura, y magnitud de la tierra, y se aplica a la navegacion. En Madrid : Impresso de orden del rey nuestro señor, por Juan de Zuñiga, Año M.D.CC.XL.VIII. . First edition. Folio, contemporary full speckled calf …
ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, Didier (1723-1786)
A Paris : Chez Antoine Boudet …, 1751. First edition. Duodecimo, original marbled paper wrappers (rubbed), spine with contemporary manuscript title label, pp , xviii, 248, , tables,  folding plates; a very good copy. In December 1751 Louis XV was presented with a famous pair of terrestrial and celestial globes that he had commissioned the …
Cook, James (1728-1779) and King, James.
$14,000 USD Undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in his majesty’s ships the Resolution and Discovery; in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. London, H. Hughs for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1785. Three volumes, …
MACLAURIN, Colin (1698-1746)
Edinburgh : T.W. and T. Ruddimans, MDCCXLII . First edition. Two volumes, quarto, contemporary calf (scuffed and worn, rebacked and recased, preserving the original title labels). Vol. I: previous owner's wet stamps to front paste down and half title, early newspaper clippings to first blank opposite the half title, half title, title page (early ownership …
Viz. 1st. 48 tables for simple interest, ye principal, from 1 penny, to 100,000, pounds ye time, for 365 days, 11 months, & 50 years, at 3, 4, 5, & 6 p[er] cent. : 2d. 4 tables, of brokerage, or commission, ye stock, or value of goods sold, from 1 pound, to 100,000, pounds, at …
MONRAD, Ditlev Gothard, Bishop of Lolland and Falster (1811-1887); BECK, A.F.
… Resp. F. Beck …. [= Concerning the passive forms in Semitic languages]. Hauniæ [Copenhagen] : Typis excudit Fabritius de Tengnagel, 1838. Octavo, modern black leather binding, 171 pp, scattered foxing. Text in Latin. Politician and religious authority Ditlev Gothard Monrad's dissertation on comparative Semitic linguistics, presented for the degree of Magistergraden. Monrad lived in New Zealand …
RZEWUSKI, Wenceslas (editor)
[=Fundgruben des Orients]. A Vienne : Chez Antoine Schmid, 1809. Folio, original printed wrappers backed with contemporary marbled paper; pp , the second page printed entirely in Arabic script; single horizontal fold at centre, in very good condition. Rare prospectus in French for an early and important Orientalist periodical, Fundgruben des Orients, which was published …
ROBERT, Louis de
[Trabzon, Turkey : 1874]. Manuscript in ink, folio, in original ribbon-tied gatherings, ff [1 title leaf], 131, most leaves written recto and verso, with transcriptions of Urartian cuneiform inscriptions accompanied by comparative examples in Assyrian cuneiform, Hebrew and Arabic throughout; the verso of the final leaf is inscribed and dated by the author Trébizonde [i.e. …
LYELL, Sir Charles (1797 - 1875)
or, the ancient changes of the Earth and its inhabitants as illustrated by geological monuments. London : John Murray, 1855. Fifth edition, greatly enlarged, and illustrated with 750 woodcuts. Octavo, publisher's original cloth with ticket of Edmonds & Remnants, with gilt illustrations of a nummulite, ammonite and trilobite to upper board and gilt-lettered spine, pp. …
PATERSON, William and ROBERTS, William
showing the weight in standard gold equivalent to the scale weight of gold of a greater or less degree of fineness. Melbourne : Sands & McDougall, 1890. Second edition. Folio, contemporary full roan (rubbed) lettered in gilt to upper board GOLD, marbled endpapers, pp 129, statistical tables; a good copy in a characterful and evocative …
McCOY, Frederick (1817-1899)
par Frederick M'Coy … traduit de l'anglais par E. Lissignol. At head of title: Exposition intercoloniale, 1866. Fitzroy, Vic. : Masterman, Imprimeur, 1866. Octavo, original printed yellow wrappers, 35 pp; a good copy. Ferguson, 11890a. The distinguished geologist and palaeontologist Professor Frederick McCoy was the first director of the National Museum in Melbourne. This pamphlet, a …
DEPARTMENT OF MINES
Sydney : Thomas Richards, 1880. Quarto, printed wrappers (small ink stamp from Societe Geologique de Belgique), pp. iv; 231, diagrams, folding tables, plates (including dinosaur fossils), a very good copy. Accompanied by : Maps to accompany Annual report of the Department of Mines, New South Wales, for the year 1879. Sydney : Thomas Richards, 1880. Quarto, cloth-backed card …
PARROTT, Thomas Samuel, Captain (1842-1917)
by Capt. Parrott, Engineer Officer, Staff, N.S.W. Contingent, to Colonel B. Edwards, R.E.C.B., commanding Royal Engineers, Soudan Expedition, 1885. Oblong folio, original full leather boards (scuffed), the upper board with gilt lettered title, both boards with triple gilt rule, patterned endpapers, pp  title page in letterpress on leaf of thick card,  folding hand …
[United Kingdom, c.1890]. A life-size anatomical diagram for teaching purposes, showing five layers of dissection; chromolithograph, 1683 x 555 mm, on hinged overlapping card within four folding boards with cotton ties.
BARKLY, Henry Sir (1815-1898)
[Cover title]. Also titled: President's inaugural address for 1860 / delivered by His Excellency Sir Henry Barkly … to the members of the Royal Society of Victoria at the anniversary dinner held on the 10th April, 1860. [Melbourne : The Society, 1860]. Octavo, string bound pamphlet, 17 pp, a fine copy. Includes reference to Burke …
ULRICH, George H. F. (George Henry Frederick), 1830-1900
at Schemnitz, Upper Hungary. Melbourne : John Ferres, Government printer, 1868. Octavo, original printed wrappers (light staining, lower wrapper chipped at top edge), stitched, pp 54,  folding plates; internally clean and sound. Ferguson, 17478.
REED, E. J.
and its effects in still water, in waves, and in exceptional positions on shore. From the Philosophical Transactions – Part II. 1871. London : printed by Taylor and Francis, 1871. Quarto, fine presentation binding of full crushed blue moroco, monogrammed with the author's initials in nautical emblems to centre of front board, gilr rule and …
[MAILLARDET, Henri, 1745-1830]
Black ink on watermarked wove paper, sheet 95 x 145 mm (trimmed); recto with foxing at upper left corner and a couple of small toning spots; verso with traces of old adhesive (the sheet was once mounted in an album); overall a well preserved and rare original sample of automatic writing. Around 1800 the Swiss …
With calculations, formulae, and 51 diagrams. London : J. & A. Churchill, 1911. First edition. Octavo, original pictorial blue cloth boards (lightly rubbed); pp vii, 137; illustrated; mild foxing to endpapers and preliminaries and edges with a little flecking, but a good copy. Scarce.
LEYS, Thomson W.
with an account of the eruption at Tarawera. Cover: “New Zealand Wonder Land”. Auckland : Brett Printing & Publishing Company, 1918. New edition, completely revised. Small quarto, original pictorial stiff wrappers (some paper loss along spine, early owner's inscription to upper wrapper), staple bound, large folding chromolithographed frontispiece plate of the White Terrace, Rotomahana (before …
JOHNSTON, Alex. Keith
Comprising, in eighteen plates a complete series of illustrations of the heavenly bodies drawn with the greatest care, from original and authentic documents. Edinburgh : William Blackwood, 1856. Folio, quarter-morocco over gilt-lettered cloth (worn), pp. [iv], 16, 18 double page chromolithographic plates, endpapers foxed, the plates mostly clean.
NEW SOUTH WALES. SURVEYOR-GENERAL.
: articles and tables supplementing the information contained in the standard books on surveying. Sydney : Thomas Richards, Govt. Printer, 1886. Squarre duodecimo, original limp red morocco with gilt lettering to front (a little scuffed, small tear at front top edge and stain at tail of spine), inner covers lightly foxed, 62 pp, illustrated with  …
New South Wales. Metropolitan Water, Sewerage and Drainage Board
Sydney : Sydney Water Board, 1958. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 20 pp, illustrated, double-page colour map, a very good copy. A single copy of the 1958 edition is recorded in Australian collections (Monash University Library).
SYDNEY UNIVERSITY DENTAL UNDERGRADUATES' ASSOCIATION
The articulator : journal of the Sydney University Dental Undergraduates’ Association. Vol. 10, no. 3
Sydney : The Association, 1957. Small quarto, pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with short tear at fore-edge), 91 pp, illustrated, a very good copy.
[THE DAVIS SEWING MACHINE CO.]
[Watertown, New York] : The Davis Sewing Machine Co., . Trade card, 114 x 67 mm, recto with chromolithographic illustration, verso with printed information advertising the company's success at the recent Sydney International Exhibition; in very good condition. 'At the Sydney International Exhibition of 1879-80, after a contest extending over six months, and the severest …
… and astronomical ephemeris, containing all necessary information, reduced to the meridian and latitude of Melbourne …. Melbourne : Printed and published by Mason, Firth & McCutcheon, . Small octavo, original pictorial wrappers (tape repair along spine), 80 pp, with advertisement sections at front and rear (a couple of the final leaves with tape repairs), …
New South Wales. Commission to the International Exhibition of Mining and Metallurgy, London.
in the New South Wales Court, collected and displayed under the direction of the New South Wales Government. [London : C. Dickens and Evans, Crystal Palace Press, 1890]. Octavo, original cloth backed papered boards (rubbed, nineteenth century stamps of the Handelskammer, Leipzig), pp 130, internally clean and sound, a good copy. Copies of the primary edition, …
AUSTRALIAN NEWS AND INFORMATION BUREAU.
Canberra : Australian News and Information Bureau, 1957. Two press photographs, black and white prints on glossy printing out paper, each 165 x 215 mm, versos with typed labels date stamped April 2, 1957, with Australian Government propaganda about the preparation for a series of tests which would be carried out later in 1957. Both …
UNITED PRESS [Photographer unknown]
Cleveland, Ohio : United Press, 1952. Press photograph, black and white print on glossy printing out paper, 155 x 230 mm, verso with typed label: 'Monte Bello, Australia: Britain's first atomic weapon test is held in the Monte Bello Islands, fifty miles off the northwest coast of Australia, October 3. Thirty minutes after the explosion …
BEWICK, Thomas (1753-1828)
/ The figures engraved on wood by Thomas Bewick. Newcastle upon Tyne : T. Bewick and S. Hodgson, 1807. Fifth edition. Large octavo, contemporary full brown calf rebacked with original spine laid down, spine with original gilt-lettered red leather label, endpapers replaced, all edges gilt, title with mild foxing, 525 pp, illustrated with 225 wood-engravings …
TASMANIA. HYDRO-ELECTRIC COMMISSION.
Hobart, Tas. : Hydro-Electric Commission, 1959. “Issued February, 1959” (cover). Small oblong quarto, original pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with ownership signature in pen),  pp, illustrated in colour and black and white, maps (including full-page map on lower wrapper), internally clean and sound; loosely inserted is a folding leaflet on the Trevallyn Power Development, illustrated …
Melbourne : Denyer Brothers, [c.1912]. First edition. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (lightly marked, lower wrapper almost detached), 44 pp, illustrated, internally clean and sound. Copies of the second edition of 88 pp (1914) are held in the National Library of Australia and the University of Melbourne Library; the first edition appears unrecorded in Australian collections.
RICHARDSON, Ralph A.
Detroit : Dept. of Public Relations, General Motors Corporation, . Title page: General Motors-Holden's Ltd. Brisbane – Sydney – Melbourne – Adelaide – Perth. Inside rear cover: Printed in Australia. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, 32 pp, illustrated, a near fine copy. Unrecorded in Australian collections.
Sandhurst, [Vic.] : G. Young, . Octavo, original printed wrappers, 8 pp, a very good copy. Includes rules and list of office bearers of the Bendigo School of Mines Science Society for 1881/82. Copies are recorded in six Australian collections (State Library of New South Wales; Monash University Library; National Library of Australia; Royal Australasian College of Physicians; State Library …
WALLACE-CRABBE, Keith; DRISCOLL, Wally (illustrator)
Melbourne: The Hawthorn Press, . First edition. Royal octavo, pictorial cloth backed boards, a presentation copy inscribed on verso of half title 'To Syd [Hagley] with all best wishes K. Wallace-Crabbe 22.5.54', pp 40, illustrated with Driscoll's line drawings, contents clean and sound, a fine copy. Muir, 7852. THP 441
Sydney : John Sands, printer, . First and only edition. Octavo, original green cloth boards (lightly rubbed), upper board with gilt stamped lettering and map of Australia, spine lettered in gilt, nineteenth century Sydney bookseller J.W.R. Clarke's advertisement and label laid-in on front free-endpaper and title page, 175 pp, illustrated, scattered foxing, binding firm, a …
VERNIER, Charles; DROLLET, Alexandre T.
Valence-sur-Rhone, France : Imprimeries Réunies Ducros et Lombard Aberlen, 1934. Octavo, publisher's green cloth boards with gilt lettering to upper board and spine, pp xvi, 59, a very good copy. The State Library of New South Wales holds the only copy recorded in Australian collections; a single copy is also recorded in New Zealand collections …
ART CARVED [GILES, Roy; GILES, Terence F.]
Sydney : Art Carved, 1 Angel Place, n.d. [c. 1969]. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (sunned), staple bound, 16 pp (some top corners bent, light staining to last few pages), illustrated; dating of this commercial pamphlet is based on the use of decimal currency prices and biographical note inside. Appears unrecorded in Australian collections.
Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd. [A.W.A.]
in Australia / installed by A.W.A. for Leo Hemingway & Sons, Brunswick, Victoria. [Cover title]: In constant communication. Brunswick, Vic. : Leo Hemingway & Sons [printed at The Hawthorn Press], [May, 1950]. Octavo, printed textured card wrappers,  pp, illustrated with b/w plates, a fine copy. A single copy is recorded in Australian collections (Museum Victoria …
WAITZ, Theodor; COLLINGWOOD, J. Frederick
Edited, with numerous additions by the author, from the first volume of Anthropologie der Naturvölker by J. Frederick Collingwood. Series title: Anthropology of primitive peoples. Volume the first. London : Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts for the Anthropological Society of London, 1863. First edition in English. Large octavo, original brown blind ruled ribbed cloth, the …
words in the English language, and the different senses in which they are used ; with authorities from the best writers, to support those which appear doubtful ; but also their etymologies from ancient and modern languages : and accents directing to their proper pronunciation ; shewing both the orthography and orthoepia of the English …
One main Object of which is, to establish a plain and permanent Standard of Pronunciation. To which is prefixed A Prosodial Grammar. London : Printed for Charles Dilly, 1790. A reissue of the third edition (of 1789), “revised, corrected, and enlarged by the author”. Two volumes, octavo, contemporary full calf, spines with raised bands and red …
TAYLER, J., fl. 1861-1875.
/ compiled and drawn by J. Tayler. Also titled: Advantages of New South Wales as a home for the emigrant. Chromolithographed map, single sheet 300 x 390 mm folding to 200 x 130 mm, verso with printed text containing information and statistics on the Colony for prospective immigrants, in original printed green covers (short tears …
TAYLER, J., fl. 1861-1875.
/ compiled and drawn by J. Tayler. 1876. Also titled: Advantages of New South Wales as a home for the emigrant. Chromolithographed map, single sheet 300 x 390 mm folding to 200 x 130 mm, verso with printed text containing information and statistics on the Colony for prospective immigrants, in original printed mauve covers, rear …
Victoria. Parliamentary Paper.
Reply to question put by Mr. J. S. Johnston, 16th May, 1861, for a Copy of the Report of the Board appointed to enquire into Mr. Wilkinson's Patent for the Extraction of Gold from Quartz. Ordered by the Legislative Assembly to be printed, 25th June, 1861. Melbourne : Government printer, 1861. Foolscap folio, string bound, …
tribus tabulis adjunctis. Leidae [Leiden] : Apud J.C. Cyfveer, 1832. Quarto, quarter calf over marbled boards (worn), spine with raised bands and gilt decoration, marbled endpapers, pp , vi, 108, 3 plates (2 colour), loose double sheet with Theses and poem by H. Schlegel [109-110],  corrigenda. Text in Latin. An early nineteenth century dissertation on …
BELL, Francis Dillon; YOUNG, Frederick, Junior
London : Smith, Elder and Co., 1842. Octavo, (very mild spotting to outer covers), string bound, pp 34,  publisher's advertisements.
The Victorian Institute of Surveyors
of magnitude 1 to 5 between the South Pole and declination south 34° for the epoch 1880, with logarithmic constants for 1880 and 1890. Reduced from the Melbourne general catalogue, 1870, under the direction of R.L.J. Ellery, Government Astronomer of Victoria, for the Victorian Institute of Surveyors, by William Jahn, Authorised Surveyor. Melbourne : Sands …
Scottish Agricultural Commission.
: the observations and experiences of the Scottish Agricultural Commission of 1910-11 : a report with numerous illustrations. [Also titled: Report of the Scottish Agricultural Commission to Australia, 1910-11). Edinburgh : W. Blackwood & Sons ; Melbourne : G. Robertson & Co., 1911. Large octavo, printed wrappers (lightly marked and faded, head of spine with …