Voyages & Exploration

  • # 32889

    Photographer unknown.

    [ABOLITIONISM; BRAZIL] Henry (Harry) Ulusiboo, a slave freed by British diplomat Henry Hayne in Rio de Janeiro, probably around 1820.

    [Southampton, U.K.? : photographer unidentified, circa 1870]. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm (mount); verso with an ink inscription, probably contemporaneous with the portrait, ‘Harry Ulusiboo, for 50 years servant to Henry Hayne Esq., who bought and “freed” him at Rio about 1817’, and with a small mounted albumen print …

  • # 32454

    MADDOCK, Bea et al.

    Antarctic Journey : three artists in Antarctica

    Canberra : Australian Government Publishing Service, 1988. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 50, illustrated. John Caldwell, Bea Maddock and Jan Senbergs. Interviews, photographs, bibliography and catalogue of works.

  • # 32595

    CARNEGIE, David W. (Wynford) (1871-1900)

    Spinifex and Sand. A Narrative of Five Years’ Pioneering and Exploration in Western Australia

    London : C. Arthur Pearson, 1898. Thick large octavo, publisher’s sand-coloured cloth over boards, upper board illustrated and lettered in black (corners a little bumped, spine dulled as usual), spine with gilt lettering and decoration, top edge gilt; ; pp xvi, 454, portrait frontispiece and a total of 47 photographic plates and line illustrations, 4 …

  • # 26694

    WHITE, John (1756-1832)

    Journal of a voyage to New South Wales (deluxe coloured edition)

    / with sixty-five plates of non descript animals, birds, lizards, serpents, curious cones of trees and other natural productions by John White Esqre., Surgeon General to the settlement. London : J. Debrett, 1790. Quarto, in an Italian binding of full white vellum, contrasting morocco title labels, decorated in gilt, engraved map from 1802 of the …

  • # 15796

    [FLINDERS, Matthew]

    A Holy Bible for children, shared by the great navigator Matthew Flinders and his younger siblings.

    A highly significant bibliographic treasure, with an association to one of the most important figures in the history of Australian exploration, Captain Matthew Flinders, RN (1774-1814), the navigator and cartographer who led the first circumnavigation of Australia and identified it as a continent.  The Holy Bible, adapted to the Use of Schools and private families: Containing all …

  • # 31081


    [AVIATION] Lindy : the new flying game

    A Sequel to the Famous Parker game TOURING. Price 75 cents. Improved edition. [Title on box lid]. Salem, Massachusetts : Parker Brothers, Inc., [1927]. An air race game played with cards. Box of thick card, 140 x 100 x 25 mm, pictorial lid and sides (rubbed, mild wear at corners), containing 99 playing cards (as called …

  • # 32133

    KEESING, Felix M.

    The Philippines : a nation in the making

    Issued under the auspices of the University of Hawaii and the American Council, Institute of Public Relations. Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore : Kelly & Walsh, 1937. First edition. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth in dustjacket (spine faintly sunned), pp. xii; 137, photographic plates. A fine, clean copy.

  • # 32543

    BROWN, Rodger; HENDERSON, Margaret L. (editor)

    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Talatala : Kath and Rodger Brown’s life in pre- and post-war PNG and their escape from the Japanese. (Signed copy)

    Cover title: Talatala : An Australian missionary couple in PNG before, during and after the war. St. Morris, South Australia: Rodger Brown, 2001. First edition, limited to 40 copies. Large octavo (250 x 180 mm), publisher’s blue cloth over boards with gold lettering; inscribed by the author, a Methodist missionary, on the front free-endpaper ‘Best …

  • # 32687

    McCRYSTAL, John

    Singing the trail : the story of mapping Aotearoa New Zealand

    Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2019. Quarto, illustrated laminated boards, pp. 275, extensively illustrated. “The very first maps, oral maps made by Polynesian and Maori settlers, were waypoints, lists of places in songs, chants, karakla and stories that showed directions. Hundreds of years later, Abel Tasman made the first attempt at a physical maps followed …

  • # 32184

    ROBINSON, Lionel and Philip

    Catalogue of extremely rare and important printed books and ancient manuscripts

    London : William H. Robinson Lts, 1948. Quarto, printed boards (lightly marked), pp. 200, illustrated including folding plates. Astonishing collection of printed books and manuscripts, too many treasures to list, but including the first book printed in English (Caxton’s Recuyell of the Historyes of Troy, 1475), the earliest known American verse (a broadside ballad fro …

  • # 32748

    BOLTON, Lissant (and others, editors)

    Melanesia : Art and Encounter

    Edited by Lissant Bolton, Nicholas Thomas, Elizabeth Bonshek, Julie Adams and Ben Burt. London : The British Museum Press, 2014. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 384, illustrated. New copy. The British Museum’s uniquely important Melanesian collection is pre-eminent among early collections, and the 20,000 items it comprises are core to understanding the cultures of the …

  • # 32738

    LEWIS-JONES, Huw, et al.

    Explorers’ Sketchbooks : The Art of Discovery & Adventure

    London : Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2016. Oblong quarto, laminated boards, cloth spine, pp. 320, extensively illustrated. New copy. Includes works by Roald Amundsen, Thomas Baines, Ludwig Becker, Charles Darwin, James Cook, Bruce Chatwin, Eugene von Guerard, William Hodges, Marianne North, Sydney Parkinson, Robert Falcon Scott, Ernest Shackleton, Abel Tasman, James Wallis, John White and …

  • # 26482

    PLUMRIDGE & BARNES; [BLAXLAND, Louisa Australia, 1807-1888]

    Louisa Australia Blaxland, late of Newington.

    [Title from inscription verso]. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 95 x 62 mm (mount); verso with imprint of Plumridge & Barnes, 158 Regent St., London W,, and fully contemporary inscription in pencil identifying the sitter as Louisa Australia Blaxland, late of Newington; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. Possibly the …

  • # 31254

    RIEMER, Gustav Adolph (1842-1899)

    [ABORIGINES; WESTERN AUSTRALIA] Australien. King Georges-Sund Wohnungen.

    Stereoscopic albumen print photograph (78 x 74 mm each image) on orange card mount (85 x 175 mm); recto of mount with printed caption across lower margin: 342. Australien. King Georges-Sund. Wohnungen; in the left margin: Photographie von G. Riemer, Zahlmeister S.M.S. Hertha. Verlag von Gustav Lierach & Co, Berlin S W 48; and in …

  • # 32546

    JOPPIEN, Rüdiger and SMITH, Bernard

    The art of Captain Cook’s voyages (four volume set)

    Volume one : The voyage of the Endeavour 1768 – 1771. With a descriptive catalogue of all the known drawings of peoples, places, artefacts and events and the original engravings associated with them. Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1985 (reprint). Folio, cloth in dust jacket, pp. xv; 247, illustrated. Volume two :  The voyage of …

  • # 32411

    DI TOMMASO, Lisa

    The art of the First Fleet

    Melbourne : Hardie Grant Books, 2012. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, corners slightly bumped, pp. 112, extensively illustrated. Ethnographical and topographical art, zoology and botanical painting from the Natural History Museum, London.