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 …
CURR, Edward M. (Micklethwaite)
Together with a consideration of the history and merits of the English, Arab, Andalusian, & Australian breeds of horses. Melbourne : Wilson and Mackinnon, 1863. First edition. Octavo, original quarter morocco over pebbled cloth (boards with light stains, spine heavily faded and with small loss at head and tail), a presentation copy inscribed on the …
New York : Fawcett, 1956. Small quarto, pictorial wrappers (lightly rubbed and creased), 96 pp, illustrated; a good copy. Includes sections on the use of hypnosis in medicine and psychiatry.
WALLACE-CRABBE, Keith; DRISCOLL, "Wally" Anthony (illustrator)
Cover title: Otto the atom. Melbourne : The Hawthorn Press, . First edition. Royal octavo, pictorial cloth backed boards, a presentation copy inscribed 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; a fine copy of a now-scarce children’s book. Muir, 7852; THP …
FREYCINET, Louis Claude de Saulces de (1779-1841)
The great French navigator Louis de Freycinet (1779-1841) sailed with Baudin on his famous expedition in Australian waters (1800-1803), and his map, subsequently published in 1811 in Péron’s Voyage de découvertes aux terres australes, was the first to show a complete outline of the coastline of Australia. He later circumnavigated the globe in the Uranie in 1817-1820 …
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 …
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 the mammals of …
Dissertatio inauguralis quam consensu inclyti medicorum ordinis Pro Gradu Doctoris in medicina et chirurgica publice defendet auctor Robert Froriep. Bonn : Abbeville Press, 1828. First edition, quarto, contemporary blue boards (corners worn, lightly marked) with linen spine, printed paper label on cover, 89pp, 8 engraved plates (4 hand-coloured). Doctoral dissertation on the anatomy, pathological conditions …
The true method of dieting horses containing many curious and useful observations concerning their marks, colour and external shape; their temper and instinct ; and how they are to be governed, so as to prevent accidents and diseases
London : Osborn and Longman, 1731. Octavo, contemporary full calf, boards ruled in gilt (boards rubbed and a little scuffed, corners a little worn, front hinge is a little weak), spine with raised bands with gilt lettering; pp iv, iv, [ii], 236, vi; historiated initials, headpieces, side notes; a good copy. The third edition of this …
MACROBIUS, Ambrosius Aurelius Theodosius (fl. circa A.D. 395-425)
Aurelii Macrobii Ambrosii Theodosii V.C. & inlustris quae exstant omnia, diligentissime emendata, et cum optimis editionibus collata, ut ex praefatione manifestum.
Patavii [Padua] : Excudebat Josephus Cominus, 1736. Octavo, contemporary vellum, contrasting calf title labels, edges speckled red, ownership inscription of ‘W. Grant’ to corner of front free endpaper, acquisition record ‘Pinelli sale 2-4-0’ inscribed verso, owner’s name ‘D of Grafton 1789’ inscribed to the title page, copperplate vignette to title page, engraved headpieces, tail pieces and …
STOCK, [Arthur], Archdeacon (1810-1901)
Wellington, N.Z. : T.A. Bowden, 1874. Duodecimo, original cloth backed printed card covers, endpapers with advertisements for The Colonial Series of Elementary School Books, early printed ownership label of ‘Mr. R. Wilson, Craigielea, Benhar, Otago’ to blank facing title page (mild off-setting), pp i-iv, 5-44, illustrated with diagrams; a very good copy. The first edition of …
BEWICK, Thomas (1753-1828)
/ The figures engraved on wood by Thomas Bewick. Newcastle upon Tyne : T. Bewick and S. Hodgson, 1800. Fourth edition. Large octavo, contemporary diced russia (worn, joints repaired), spine rubbed, title with mild foxing, 525 pp, illustrated with numerous wood-engravings and 111 vignettes, internally clean. First published in 1790, Bewick’s General history is noted for its faithful depictions presented …
MELA, Pomponius (circa 15 - 45 AD)
Cum notis integris Hermolai Barbari, Petri Joannis Olivarii, Fredenandi Nonii Pintiani, Petri Ciacconii, Andreae Schotti, Isaaci Vossii, et Jacobi Gronovii. Lugduni [Leiden] : ex officina Samuelis Luchtmans, 1722. Octavo, full contemporary vellum, manuscript title to spine, textblock nearly detached, endpaper detached, engraved title page, printed title page in red and black, pp. [lxxx]; 811; ; engraved …
PALMER, Henry Spencer (1838 - 1893)
An archive of original materials retained by Major General Henry Spencer Palmer which relate to his command of the British Expedition to observe the transit of Venus, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1874.
Henry Spencer Palmer was born in Bangalore, India in 1838. He was schooled in England and admitted to the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, in January 1856. In December he was gazetted to a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers and entered the School of Military Engineering at Chatham in January 1857. Upon recommendation from the Royal Astronomer, Palmer was …
FLINDERS, Matthew (1774 - 1814)
Observations upon the marine barometer, made during the examination of the coasts of New Holland and New South Wales, in the years 1801, 1802, and 1803
Contained within : Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London for the year MDCCVI. Part II. London : printed by W. Bulmer, 1806. Quarto, original plain blue wrappers, pp. iv; 239 – 473; ; 12 engraved plates (some folding), the plates foxed but the text clean, all edges uncut and a little dusty, a …
BEWICK, Thomas (1753-1828)
The figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick. Vol. I. containing the history and description of land birds. Newcastle : Sol. Hodgson, for Beilby & Berwick, 1797. First edition. Large octavo, contemporary diced russia (worn, joints repaired), spine rubbed, title with mild foxing, 335 pp, illustrated with numerous wood-engravings, one quire loose. A second volume appeared in 1804.
McIVOR-TYNDALL, Alexander J.
[CHEIROGNOMY] Revelations of the hand. A scientific study of the shape and markings of the hand, as an index to character, disease and tendencies, with explanatory illustrations.
New York : G.A. Dahlgren, 1900. First edition. Square octavo, publisher’s illustrated red cloth boards, front free endpaper bearing a presentation inscription by the author, dated March 4 1901, pp 169 (including plates and line illustrations) followed by  leaves of full page plates showing the hands of various celebrities of the day; a marginal tear …
ALPERT, Richard; COHEN, Sidney; SCHILLER, Lawrence
New York : New American Library, 1966. First edition. Quarto, pictorial stiff wrappers (rubbed, ownership label to front), pp 128; the often startling photographic illustrations by Lawrence Schiller constitute an extensive visual essay on the LSD experience; a good copy. “In the midst of a raging national controversy two authorities speak out on the dangers, merits, …
TROUTON, D.S.; CLOW, Archie and CLOW, Nan (eds.)
Harmondsworth, Middlesex : Penguin Books Ltd, 1958. First (and only) edition. Small octavo trade paperback (wrappers with corner creasing), pp 140, ; internally very clean, a good copy. Includes an essay on hallucinogenic drugs by physiological psychologist D.S. Trout, Psychopharmacology (pp 31-45).
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. …
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 …
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 …
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.
… 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 …
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 …
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.
Oct. 31st – Nov. 1st – 1964. Programme. Single sheet, folding into 4 pp large octavo, roneo printed, old vertical fold line and pencilled annotations in the margins made by an attendee, otherwise fine.
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 …
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 …