[MALAY ARCHIPELAGO] Les races malaiques et américaines; leçon d’ouverture du Cours d’anthropologie du Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle (19 mars 1896).
Extrait de L’Anthropologie, t. 7, no. 2. Paris : Masson et cie, . Large octavo (243 x 160 mm), disbound offprint, pp 1-18; a very clean copy. A brief comparative study of the racial characteristics of the indigenous peoples of the Malay archipelago and the Americas.
General description of the Wiluna Gold Mines Ltd, Wiluna, Western Australia. (Prepared for the Members of the Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy).
[Wiluna, W.A.] : G. Morteson [for Wiluna Gold Mines Ltd.], . Small square quarto (245 x 210 mm), original cloth-backed paper wrappers, the upper wrapper featuring a map of Western Australia hand-drawn in black ink, with Wiluna marked in red and the names Meeka[tharra] and Laverton added later in pencil, the upper margin with typed …
SPENCER, Baldwin et al.
Volumes I – XII. Melbourne : The Museum, 1906-1941. Twelve volumes, quarto, the first issue with tears to the upper wrapper, the remainder mostly fine, each with a small collector’s wetstamp, a very good run. No. 1 : WOODWARD, Arthur Smith. On a carbonifirous fish fauna from the Mansfield District, Victoria. 1906. No. 2 : …
[Title from etched caption on mount]. [U.K.? : s.n., circa 1860]. Microscope slide, 79 x 25 mm, maker’s diamond-etched caption to mount ‘Native Gold / Australia’; the central raised circular section (diameter 16 mm) contains an “as found” tiny gold specimen in quartz; mount with repaired hairline crack at left hand edge. A scarce scientific …
[GOLD MINING] Photograph album compiled by a globetrotting mining engineer between 1900 and 1910, with his unique panoramic views of the King of the Hills mine in Western Australia, and topographical views in West Africa, Colombia, and the Caucasus, many of them documenting gold mining enterprises.
Late nineteenth century photograph album, oblong folio (280 x 370 mm), half calf over black crushed morocco ruled in gilt (heavily worn, front board detached), all edges gilt, containing a total of 150+ silver gelatin photographs (and one albumen print) mounted on thick leaves; over 50 of the photographs were taken with a special panoramic …
STANLEY, Evan R. (1885-1924)
[Melbourne : Albert J. Mullett, Government Printer, 1912?]. Octavo (240 x 155 mm), original printed pink wrappers (edges sunned), pp 19, with 3 folding colour maps at rear; contents clean, a very good copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), and accompanied by his bookplate. Woodlark (or Muyua) is the main island of …
BAER, Karl Ernst von (1792-1876)
modelés sous la direction du Pr. Baer de St. Petersbourg. St. Petersburg : s.n., . Portfolio, 500 x 330 mm, original embossed boards with title to front, original silk ties, inner front board with early collection inscription in German; containing  albumen print photographs,  in format 225 x 165 mm, being the complete first …
WILLIAMS, F.E. (Francis Edgar) (1893-1943)
At head of title: Presidential address. Sydney : Australasian Medical Publishing Company Limited, 1939. Offprint from Report of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science, vol. xxiv, Canberra Meeting, January, 1939. Octavo (215 x 137 mm), printed wrappers (light vertical crease), pp 145-159; a presentation copy, inscribed by Williams on the …
[United Kingdom : s.n., between 1860 and 1870]. Glass microscope slide, 75 x 25 mm, the mount with original blue and gold paper covering and contemporary manuscript caption in ink ‘Australian Coralline’; in fine condition. A specimen of Australian Coralline algae, a branching reddish seaweed with a calcareous jointed stem which plays a significant role …
[United Kingdom : s.n., circa 1900]. Glass microscope slide, 75 x 25 mm, the mount with original label printed ‘Mineral’ and with contemporary manuscript caption in ink ‘Precious Opal. Australia’; in fine condition. An attractive microscope slide containing thousands of opal fragments, most likely from New South Wales, Queensland or South Australia.
Melbourne : Australian Petroleum Company Pty. Ltd., and Island Exploration Company Pty. Ltd., 1940. Large octavo (228 x 153 mm), original printed wrappers (lightly foxed), staple bound, 31 pp, b/w photographic illustrations throughout; internally clean and sound.
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 …
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 …
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 pamphlet, string boundt, 17 pp; a fine copy.
PATON, Robert, Jnr.
Sydney : W.A. Pepperday, 1929. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (lightly marked), pp 72; a very good copy. Scarce Australian manual on sheep management and wool production. Copies are recorded in only two Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales)
STEFANSSON, Vilhjalmur, 1879-1962
At head of title: 1923-24. The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. At foot of title: Presented by command, 24th September, 1924 ; ordered by the Senate to be printed, 1st October, 1924. [Melbourne] : H.J. Green, Government printer, 1924. Folio, 4 pp; fine. One of 960 copies printed. At the invitation of the Government, …