YOUNG, James Lyle (1849-1929), collector (attributed); SPITZ Charles Georges (1857-1894); HOARE, Sophia; HOARE, Charles
An important album with photographs of Tahiti, the Marquesas, the Tuamotus and Cook Islands, collected in Papeete in the 1880s by Pacific Islands trader James Lyle Young.
Late nineteenth-century album, folio (370 x 280 mm), red cloth boards decorated in blind (boards heavily rubbed and scuffed, hinges split), containing 90 (ninety) albumen prints, including 83 views and portraits taken in Tahiti, the Marquesas and the Tuamotus by Charles Spitz, Sophia (or Susan) Hoare and Charles Burton Hoare, three with Cook Islands subjects …
de los Santos, Domingo
En la primera, se pone primero el Castellano, y despues el Tagalo. Y en la segunda al contrario, que son las raices simples con sus acentos. Compuesto por nuestro hermano, Fray Domingo de los Santos ex-Definidor de la Santa Provincia de San Gregorio de Religiosos Menores Descalzos de la regular observancia de nuestro Serafico Padre …
STEWART, Henry Noel
A Royal Navy midshipman’s personal logbook and journal, kept during service on HMS Repulse, HMS Powerful and other ships deployed on the China Station and in the Indian Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and Mediterranean Sea, 1897-1900.
A pair of Midshipman’s personal logbooks containing the writings and drawings of Royal Navy Junior Officer Henry Noel Stewart, dated January 1897 to August 1900. The main section relates to the deployment of the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Powerful on the China Station from January 1898 to July 1899. Two volumes, folio (325 x 210 mm), Waterlow …
HAZELL, Denis H. (1897 - 1930)
Hongkong : Ye Olde Printerie, circa 1925. Oblong folio, string bound lettered card wrappers with pasted on photograph of Hong Kong (upper left corner with paper restoration), title page with pasted on photograph (stained) pp. [vi – foreword]; 26 photographs tipped-on to 24 sheets (the final photographed chipped to one corner, the others fine) with …
ANDREWS, Roy Chapman (1884-1960), et al.
New York : The American Museum of Natural History, 1918 – 1943. A rare complete set of all published volumes of Natural History of Central Asia and the Preliminary Reports. Central Asiatic Expeditions of the American Museum of Natural History, under the leadership of Roy Chapman Andrews. Preliminary contributions in geology, palaeontology and zoology 1918 …
MAWSON, Douglas (1882-1958)
[THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARD: FIRST RUSSIAN EDITION] V strane purgi : istorii︠a︡ avstraliĭskoĭ antarkticheskoĭ ekspeditisii 1911-1914 gg.
/ Duglas Mouson ; perevod s angliĭskogo E.A. Karavaevoĭ. Leningrad [R.S.F.S.R.] : Glavsevmorput’, 1935. First Russian edition. Octavo (224 x 155 mm), publisher’s blue cloth with blind-stamped lettering and pictorial onlays to upper board, spine lettered in silver; frontispiece portrait of Mawson, pp VIII, 439, b/w photographic plates, with 3 folding maps at rear; text …
A native of Rhode Island, experienced by him in several voyages to various parts of the world, embracing a short account of the numerous places visited by him in his eventful life, and a particular description of the manners, customs etc. of the people of the Sandwich & Fejee Islands. Providence [Rhode Island] : printed …
Par J. F. Lamp. A Paris : Chez F. G. Levrault, libraire, rue de la Harpe, no. 81 ; Strasbourg : rue des Juifs, no. 33, 1833. Troisième édition. Duodecimo (165 x 105 mm), original pink paper-covered boards printed in black, the upper board with vignette illustration of a globe, lower board with publisher’s advertisements, …
CHURCH, A. M.
Picturesque Cuba, Porto Rico, Hawaii and the Philippines : a photographic panorama of our new possessions
Depicting the natives, their costumes, habitations and occupation; prominent buildings, street scenes, mountain and river scenery, etc. Also life in the American Army and Navy, with portraits of the chief actors in the Spanish-American War. Over three hundred illustrations. Springfield, Ohio, Mast, Crowell & Kirkpatrick, . Quarto, decorated wrappers (slightly edge chipped and marked), pp. 122, …
Travels in Western Australia. Being a description of the various cities and towns, goldfields, and agricultural districts of that state.
London : William Heinemann, 1902. Second edition. Octavo, publisher’s red cloth boards with gilt vignettes (a black swan and a gold nugget) and lettering, previous owner’s wet stamp to half-title, pp. xv, 344, frontispiece with black-and-white photographic portrait of the author; illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographic plates; pages uncut, a fine copy, fresh and clean. …
NIXON, Francis Russell (1803-1879)
With illustrations; by the Right Rev. Francis R. Nixon, D. D. Bishop of Tasmania. London : Bell & Daldy, 1857. Octavo, gilt lettered blue cloth (edges rubbed, split to upper joint), engraved title page and frontispiece; letterpress title page; pp. 114; ; [24 – publisher’s catalogue, dated June, 1857], pp. 14-15 roughly opened, eight additional …
Reprint from Sydney Daily Telegraph of an article by Senator Staniforth Smith, and extracts from the Australian and French press. Sydney : Daily Telegraph, 1904. Octavo, lettered wrappers (chip to upper corner), pp. 20, very good.
COSTELLO, Michael M. J.
Carlisle, W. A. : Hesperian Press, 2002. Octavo, wrappers, pp. 162, illustrated. Fine copy. “In the 1880s John Costello, a pastoralist from Yass who has settled on Coopers Creek, purchased Lake Nash Station. He then opened up the wild country on the Limmen River of the Northern Territory, fighting disease, drought, malaria, hostile natives and …
Melbourne : Melbourne University Press, 1979. Quarto, cloth in dustjacket, slight silverfishing to spine, pp. 224, illustrated. A very good copy.
London : London : Hutchinson, 1972. Octavo, boards in dustjacket (slightly creased), pp. 320, illustrated.
ECCLESTON, Gregory C.
Melbourne : Evandale Publishing, 2018. Oblong quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. xix; 250; 46 pages of plates, a fine, new copy, signed by the author. “Granville Stapylton Australia Felix 1836 Second-in-command to Major Mitchell is based on the true journals of the pioneer land surveyor Granville Stapylton when he accompanied Major Thomas Mitchell on the famous ‘Australia …