Sydney : Collins in association with the Royal Geographic Society, 1986. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 160, illustrated. The North Australian Expedition of 1855-56 was led by Augustus Gregory and is documented in the sketches, watercolours and oil paintings of Thomas Baines, formerly in the collection of the Royal Geographic Society, and now in the …
PLOMLEY, N. J. B.
Hobart : Blubber Head Press, 1983. Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket, spine slightly faded, illustrated endpapers, pp. 245, illustrated. Limited to 1000 signed and numbered copies.
RUSDEN, G. W.
London : Chapman and Hall and Melbourne and Sydney : George Robertson, 1883. Three volumes, octavo, publisher’s green cloth, lettered in gilt, joints cracked, bookplate of H. L. White to endpaper, else a fine set.
DOOLEY, Gillian and Danielle CLODE
Mile End, S.A. : Wakefield Press, 2019. Large octavo (234 x 136 mm) trade paperback, pp x, 448, colour illustrations, maps; brand new publication. ‘The European maritime explorers who first visited the bays and beaches of Australia brought with them diverse assumptions about the inhabitants of the country, most of them based on sketchy or …
Belgium : Liebig, circa 1910. French language edition. Complete set of 6 chromolithographed trade cards, each 73 x 113 mm, depicting the indigenous cultures of the island of New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago, and the Solomon Islands; versos with printed information; a colourful set of images in pristine condition..
BAYLEY, William A.
Nowra, NSW : Shoalhaven Shire Council, 1975. Octavo, publisher’s cloth covered boards in pictorial dust jacket (some light staining), endpaper maps, 271 pp, b/w illustrations, mild foxing to edges, pp 193-4 with short tear at fore-edge margin, else clean and sound.
Melbourne : Melbourne University Press, 1979. Quarto, cloth in dustjacket, pp. 224, illustrated. A very good copy.
BAINBRIDGE, Oliver (1877-1922); EMPIRE LITERATURE SOCIETY (SYDNEY)
[Sydney : Empire Literature Society], 1919. Invitation card, 120 x 150 mm, printed recto only, addressed to Mr and Mrs Menzies [G. K. Menzies, Secretary of the Royal Society of Arts, London], for Oliver Bainbridge’s lecture to be held at the Empire Literature Society on Monday, March 24, 1919, with the Governor of New South Wales, …
PURVES, David Laing; COCHRANE, R.
The most remarkable voyages round the world by English sailors. With a preliminary sketch of their lives ad discoveries. Edinburgh : W. P. Nimmo, Hay, & Mitchell, circa 1900. Octavo, gilt-lettered pictorial cloth, pp. 831, maps and plates. Includes Drake, Dampier, Anson, and a substantial section on the voyages of Captain James Cook.
HAWKESWORTH, John; COOK, James and KING James
An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of his present Majesty for making discoveries in the southern hemisphere,
and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour: drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, Esq; by John Hawkesworth, Ll.D. in three volumes. Illustrated with cuts, and a great variety …
Terra Australis Cognita : or, voyages to the Terra Australis, or Southern Hemisphere, during the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth Centuries.
Containing an account of the manners of the people, and the productions of the countries, hitherto found in the Southern latitudes; the advantages that may result from further discoveries on this great continent, and the methods of establishing colonies there, to the advantage of Great Britain. With a preface by the Editor, in which some …
GRIEVE, Thomas (1799-1882); TELBIN, William (1812-1873); MARSHALL, Charles (1806-1890)
[GOLD RUSH] “The Overland Mail to India, frequently the route to Australia, by parties wishing to avoid a long sea voyage”. Broadside for Grieve and Telbin’s moving panorama The Overland Mail, exhibited by Charles Marshall at the Greenwich Lecture Hall, London, October 1853.
Deptford-Bridge, Greenwich : William Flashman, printer, . Broadside, 740 x 240 mm, recto only in black ink in various fonts; old horizontal fold, left hand edge a little roughened on upper section and closely trimmed on the lower half; otherwise in very good condition. The so-called Overland Route to India – and, by extension, to …
JARVES, James Jackson (editor)
The Polynesian, 1844-45 : 21 issues of the weekly Honolulu newspaper, official organ of the Hawaiian Government.
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands : J. J. Jarves, 1844-45. Twenty-one individual issues, folio newspaper (460 x 300 mm), bifolium format; disbound; text in English and Hawaiian; most issues with some water staining (not affecting legibility of the print), otherwise well preserved; accompanied by the near-contemporary marbled papered board covers (now detached, chipped and heavily worn) …
Tuckey, James Kingston (1776-1816)
on the South Coast of New South Wales : in His Majesty’s Ship Calcutta, in the years 1802-3-4 / by J. H. Tuckey, Esq. First Lieutenant of the Calcutta. London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme; and J.C. Mottley, 1805. First edition. Octavo, half-calf over marbled papered boards, expertly recased with new spine to style, pp …
[GERSTÄCKER, Friedrich, 1816-1872]; WILLIAMS, Sophus (photographer); HADER, E. (artist)
Albumen print photograph of a painted portrait, carte de visite format, 107 x 67 mm (mount), recto of mount with facsimile autograph of the famous writer, along with the artist’s details: ‘E. Hader pinxit’, the publisher’s copyright statement: ‘1882. Gesetzlich geschützt’, and the imprint of the photographer and publisher: ‘Photographie und Verlag v. Sophus Williams, …
ETZLER, John A[dolphus] (1791 - 1846?)
Ham Common, Surrey : Published at the Concordium, 1844. Octavo, modern fine period style binding of quarter-calf over marbled papered boards, contrasting title label to spine, pp. , binder’s blanks, occasional light foxing, a very good copy. John Adolphus Etzler was a technological utopianist who believed the prospect for continual growth of European civilisation in …