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 …
GALILEI, Galileo, 1564-1642
Opere di Galileo Galilei linceo nobile fiorentino, Già Lettore delle Matematiche nelle Università di Pisa, e di Padova, di poi Sopraordinario nello Studio di Pisa. Primario Filosofo e Matematico del serenissimo Gran Duca di Toscana. In questa nuoua editione insieme raccolte, e di varij Trattati dell’istesso Autore non più stampati accresciute. Al Serenissimo Ferdinando II Gran Duca di Toscana.
The first collected edition of the works of Galileo, widely regarded as ‘the father of modern physics’. Bologna : Heredi del Dozza, 1655-56. Two volumes, quarto, contemporary full vellum (small repair to head of the second volume), manuscript titles to spines, various pagination as published; engraved frontispiece by Stefano della Bella; engraved portrait of Galileo after …
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 …
WIILIAMS, Joseph J.
New York : The Dial Press, 1934. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s brown cloth boards in printed dust jacket (sunned and chipped), pastedown with previous owner’s inscription, top edge stained maroon, fore-edges uncut, pp 309, with bibliography and index; a near fine copy. A comprehensive survey by a Jesuit scholar that contains sections on the persisting influence …
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.
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 …
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 …
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. …
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 …
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 …
Lorenzo Phelipe de la Torre Barrio y Lima
Hallado por Don Lorenzo Phelipe de la Torre, Barrio y Lima, dueño de minas en el Afsieno de San Juan de Lucanas de la provincia de este mismo nombre en el reyno del Perù. Que da a luz de orden del excelentissimo señor Marques de Villa-Garcia, Conde de Barrantes, Señor de Vista-alegre, Rubianes … … …
Álvaro Alonso Barba
azogue, el modo de fundirlos todos, y como se han de refinar y apartar unos de otros. Lima : En la Imprenta de los huérfanos, 1817. Small quarto, , 172, 170-195, 195-271,  pp; title leaf darkened and a little foxed, with repair at top corner; enrgaved illustrations; light damp stains pp 230-250; occasional spotting; …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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 …