A book collector’s notes on items relating to the Discovery of Australia, the First Settlement, and the Early Coastal Exploration of the Continent
Melbourne : Cassell Australia, 1970. Quarto, cloth boards with illustrated dustjacket, pp 138. A useful book collecting handbook on notable voyages and exploration rare publications.
PHILLIP, Arthur (1738-1814)
with an account of the establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island; compiled from authentic papers, which have been obtained from the several departments, to which are added, the journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball, & Capt. Marshall; with an account of their new discoveries. London : John Stockdale, 1789. Quarto, contemporary …
Concepción, Juan de la, 1724-1787
Conquistas espirituales y temporales de estos españoles dominios, establecimientos progresos, y decadencias. Comprehende los imperios, reinos y provincias de islas, y continentes con quienes hà havido communicacion, y comercio por inmediatas coincidencias. Con noticias universales geograficas, hidrograficas de historia natural de politica de costumbres y de religiones, en lo que deba interesarse tan universal titulo. Manila …
VANCOUVER, George (1757-1798)
in which the coast of North-West America has been carefully examined and accurately surveyed. Undertaken by his Majesty’s command principally with a view to ascertain the existence of any navigable communication between the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans; and performed in the year 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, in the Discovery sloop …
MENARD, Romuald George (painter); FRÈRES, Thierry; SABATIER, Léon Jean Baptiste (lithographers)
Two plates, forming a continuous panorama, from: Voyage autour du monde sur la frégate la Vénus, pendant les années 1836-1839 … atlas pittoresque. [Paris : Gide, 1841]. Tinted lithographs, 170 x 420 mm; pale foxing to the margins of the first plate, else in fine condition. Custom framed in museum timber, measures 422 x 1138 mm. The voyage …
THOMSON, J. P. (James Park) (1854-1941)
/ By J. P. Thomson, F.R.S.G.S., etc. … (Read at the meeting of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, Brisbane, Monday, 20th August, 1894.). [Brisbane : s.n., 1894]. “Reprinted from the Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, Brisbane, Vol. X.” Octavo, disbound, printed grey wrappers with the original owner’s name ‘Roland L. …
GUIDO CRAVERI (HARMERS AUCTIONS SA)
Lugano : Guido Craveri (Harmers Auctions SA), 1994. Small quarto (270 x 190 mm), navy leather over boards lettered in gilt,  pp + advertisements, fully describing 35 lots, all illustrated in colour; a fine example. Scarce philatelic auction catalogue produced for the landmark Craveri “Hawaiian Missionaries” sale, held in Lugano, 4 June 1994. This …
London : Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1891. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth over bevelled maroon boards, light edge rubbing, binding firm, neat owner’s name to blank, frontispiece, pp. xxxix; [blank]; 41 – 367; (16 – catalogue), black and white plates, a fine copy. Travels in South America with description of the fauna, flora and indigenous peoples.
Graphite on artist’s paper, 137 x 206 mm (sheet), captioned by the artist in the upper margin ‘Hongkong Coolies carrying Twist’; scattered foxing; mounted on a section of a page removed from an album of sketches, watercolours and photographs compiled by S.P. Sabin, a P. & O. officer who served on various ships in the …
RICHARD, Jérôme; [Babié de Bercenay, François, 1761-ca. 1830, editor]
Voyages chez les peuples sauvages, ou l’homme de la nature : histoire des peuples sauvages des deux continens et des naturels des isles de la mer du Sud.
Paris : Laurens aîné, 1808. Second edition. Three volumes, octavo, contemporary calf-backed papered boards (rubbed), spines with contrasting leather labels lettered and numbered in gilt, hinges a little weakened, pp xxxi, 464; 566; 480; illustrated with engraved plates; second volume with mild water stain at centre margin of first few leaves (not affecting legibility of …
SCHOMBURGK, Robert H. (Hermann) (1804-1865)
[SOUTH AMERICA] Journal of an Expedition from Pirara to the Upper Corentyne, and from thence to Demerara,
executed by order of Her Majesty’s Government, and under the Command of Mr. (now Sir) Robert H. Schomburgk, K.R.E., Ph.D., &c. &c. London : John Murray, 1845. [Offprint from the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, Vol. 15, 1845]. Octavo (210 mm), bound in twentieth-century papered boards with printed label to front, pp 1-104, with …
"VAGABOND" [pseud. of JAMES, Stanley, 1843-1896]
/ By the Author of “The Vagabond Papers”… … At head of cover title: “The Vagabond” Series. Sydney : “The Australian” Office, 15 Bridge Street, 1881. First (and only) edition. Octavo, original pictorial blue wrappers (chipped at corners and along spine, upper wrapper with early ownership signature ‘Thomas’ in pencil); inner wrappers with advertisements, pp [4 …
Our tropical possessions in Malayan India : being a descriptive account of Singapore, Penang, Province Wellesley, and Malacca; their peoples, products, commerce, and government
London : Smith, Elder and Co., 1865. Octavo, gilt-decorated green cloth (edges rubbed, expertly rebacked), half-title, double page chromolithograph panorama of Singapore, pp. xii; 408; 6 chromolithograph plates of Singapore and Penang, occasional foxing, else a very good copy. An early travel book relating to Singapore and surrounding provinces. ‘This book contains useful information on …
STURT, Charles [1795 - 1869]
Two expeditions into the interior of southern Australia, during the years 1828, 1829, 1830, and 1831 : with observations on the soil, climate, and general resources of the colony of New South Wales.
London : Smith, Elder and Co., 1833. First edition. Two volumes, finely bound in modern half-calf over marbled papered boards, spines in compartments, ruled in gilt, blind tooling and contrasting morocco gilt-lettered title labels, vol. I with lithographed frontispiece; pp. lxxx; large folding engraved map (a couple of short tears); 219, four lithographed plates, two …
WALLACE, Alfred Russell (1823-1913)
The Malay Archipelago : the land of the Orang-Utan, and the Bird of Paradise. A narrative of travel with studies of man and nature.
London : Macmillan and Co., 1874. Fifth edition. Octavo, gilt-decorated green cloth (lightly stained and edges rubbed, corners bumped), pp. xvi, 653, blank, (2 – catalogue); engraved plates and folding maps, text vignettes; occasional light foxing; a very good copy. One of the great travel narratives of the nineteenth century, covering present day Malaysia, Singapore, …
ZIMMERMANN, Johann Heinrich, 1741-1805
où se trouvent les circonstances de sa mort, publié en allemand par Henri Zimmermann témoin oculaire, & traduit avec un abrégé de la vie de ce navigateur célèbre, & des notes. Berne : Nouvelle Société Typographique, 1782. Octavo, recent half calf over marbled boards with contrasting morocco title label, lettered in gilt, later endpapers, pp. …