Voyages & Exploration

  • # 27061

    FLINDERS, Matthew; BRUNTON, Paul

    Matthew Flinders: personal letters from an extraordinary life.

    Edited by Paul Brunton, for the Mitchell Heritage Series. Preface by Sir Alastair Goodlad, British High Commissioner to Australia. Sydney: Hordern House in association with the State Library of NSW, 2002. Octavo, 272 pp., 19 colour illustrations; bound in burgundy cloth with colour illustrated boards and a silk book ribbon. “Matthew Flinders: personal letters from an …

  • # 26813

    COLE, William Washington (1847-1915)

    South Sea Savages, or Maori War Dancers. The List including a Troupe of Genuine South-Sea Savages tattooed from head to foot, and faithfully giving The Great Maori War Dances.

    [Advertised and illustrated on] A double-sided poster for W. W. Cole’s World-Famous, Five-Continent New Mammoth Circus, appearing at Binghamton, New York on Monday, April 24, 1882 (the location and date are wet stamped at foot of the verso). Buffalo, NY : The Courier Company Show Printing House [for W. W. Cole], [1882]. Lithograph printed in black …

  • # 25912

    [HOARE, Sophia]

    The tattooed leg of Queen Vaekehu of Nuka Hiva, Marquesas Islands.

    [Papeete, Tahiti : Sophia Hoare, between 1880 and 1888]. Albumen print photograph, 142 x 102 mm; unmounted; verso blank; an exceptionally strong print with beautiful tones; some very mild creasing at the corners, and a tiny nick at bottom edge, otherwise in fine condition. This rare photograph by English-born Papeete photographer Mrs. Sophia Hoare is …

  • # 26481

    Photographer unknown.

    [PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM; CHINA] Through the Yantze Gorges.

    [Title stamped on upper board]. Photograph album, probably dating to the late 1890s. Large oblong quarto (240 x 375 mm), original quarter black morocco over black cloth boards, upper board with gilt rule and gilt-stamped title ‘THROUGH THE YANTZE [sic] GORGES.’ (loss of backstrip, remaining leather worn), silk lining papers, containing [138] silver albumen prints …

  • # 27013

    [HOARE, Sophia, photographer]; HODGES, William, 1744-1797 (artist); BERNARD, Robert, 1734-1777 (engraver)

    [COOK] Photograph of an eighteenth-century engraving of Marquesan artefacts.

    Papeete, Tahiti : Mrs. Sophia Hoare, [between 1880 and 1889]. Albumen print photograph of a copperplate engraving, 182 x 132 mm; unmounted; verso with the wet stamp of ‘Mrs. S. Hoare, Photographer, Papeete, Tahiti’; in good condition with an expected amount of very light creasing. Title: Ornemens et Armes de l’Isle des Marquises. Engraved by Robert …

  • # 26535

    MURRAY, A. S.

    Twelve hundred miles on the River Murray

    With facsimile illustrations in colours by the author. Australia : George Robertson, and London : J. S. Virtue, 1898. Oblong folio, gilt-lettered cloth (corners rubbed, pale stains), endpaper creased, preliminary blank relined, pp. 36, 15 tipped-in colour plates, occasional foxing, short edge tears to last few leaves, a good copy. Murray’s oversized illustrated folio on …

  • # 25701

    DIETRICH, Johann Christian (1722-1800) (publisher); RIEPENHAUSEN, Ernst Ludwig (1765–1840) (engraver); CHODWIECKI, Daniel (1726-1801) (engraver)

    [HAWAII; TAHITI; HOGARTH] Almanac de Goettingue pour l’année 1785.

    Göttingen : Chez I. C. Dietrich, [1784?]. Duodecimo (100 x 65 mm), contemporary marbled card covers with gilt borders (light creasing, rear cover with small loss at fore-edge), all edges gilt; engraved title page, [14] leaves of plates (the first twelve depicting the latest European men’s and women’s fashions, the last two, by Riepenhausen after …

  • # 26744

    Victoria and Riverina.

    With which is incorporated Victoria 1930, Victoria and Riverina 1931 and Victoria and Riverina 1931 – 1932. A biographical record of some of the pioneer families of Victoria and the Riverina. Illustrated. Melbourne : McCarron, Bird & Co., 1933. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth (very slightly rubbed), marbled endpapers, pp 454, illustrated throughout with numerous portraits of …

  • # 26817

    [ANGAS, George French (1822-1886)]

    Australia : a popular account of its physical features, inhabitants and productions, with the history of its colonization.

    Published under the direction of the Committee of General Literature and Education, appointed by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, circa 1865. Duodecimo, gilt-decorated blue cloth (the upper board showing a gold miner), corners a little rubbed, all edges gilt, prize inscription to front free endpaper, folding frontispiece map printed …

  • # 26931

    McKENZIE, Frederick Arthur

    From Tokyo to Tiflis. Uncensored letters from the war.

    London : Hurst and Blackett, 1905. Octavo, gilt-illustrated cloth (spine sunned), pp. x; 340, photographic illustrations, folding map. An Englishman’s account of the Russo-Japanese War, written in Tbilisi.

  • # 26811

    NABISCO (AUSTRALIA) PTY. LTD.

    Collection of trading cards from the series Highlights of Australian History.

    [Sydney? : Nabisco Australia Pty. Ltd., late 1930s]. 36 trade cards (of 100?) from the series Highlights of Australian History, each 55 x 65 mm, mounted by the original collector on three photograph album pages; a little unevenly trimmed, otherwise good. These cards were issued free with purchases as advertising for biscuit and cereal manufacturer …

  • # 26932

    MORGAN, W. S.

    The story of Malaya

    Singapore : Malaya Publishing House Limited, 1952. Fifth revised edition. Quarto, illustrated papered boards, pp. 108, maps and illustrations, occasional foxing. A history of Malaya and Singapore.

  • # 26921

    TINDALE, Norman B.

    Some polychrome incised pottery ware from Mt. Turu, New Guinea.

    Adelaide : The Hassell Press, [1941]. Offprint from Records of the South Australian Museum, vol. VI, no. 4, February 28th, 1941. Small quarto (245 x 185 mm), original printed buff wrappers, pp 357-362, with line-drawn text illustrations plus [2] full-page photographic plates; very short tear at top edges of leaves, else a good copy. A …

  • # 26922

    TINDALE, Norman B.; BARTLETT, H. K.

    Notes on some clay pots from Panaeati Island, south-east of New Guinea.

    Adelaide : The Authors, [1937?]. Offprint from Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, vol. lxi, 1937. Small quarto (240 x 190 mm), original grey wrappers (sunned) printed on front “With the Compliments of the Author”, pp 159-162, with line-drawn text illustrations plus [2] full-page photographic plates; a good, clean copy. A study by …

  • # 26999

    [HOARE, Sophia, photographer]; HODGES, William, 1744-1797 (artist); BERNARD, Robert, 1734-1777 (engraver)

    [COOK] Photograph of an eighteenth-century engraving of Māori artefacts.

    Papeete, Tahiti : Mrs. Sophia Hoare, [between 1880 and 1889]. Albumen print photograph of a copperplate engraving, 180 x 130 mm; unmounted; verso with the wet stamp of ‘Mrs. S. Hoare, Photographer, Papeete, Tahiti’; in good condition with an expected amount of very light creasing. Title: Ouvrages des Insulaires de la Nlle. Zélande. Engraved by Robert …

  • # 25915

    [HOARE, Sophia, photographer]; HODGES, William, 1744-1797 (artist); WEBBER, John, 1752-1793 (artist); BERNARD, Robert, 1734-1777 (engraver)

    [COOK] Four nineteenth-century photographs of eighteenth-century engravings of Tahitian subjects.

    Papeete, Tahiti : Mrs. Sophia Hoare, [between 1880 and 1889]. Four albumen print photographs of copperplate engravings, 130 x 203 mm (1. and 2.) / 167 x 130 mm (3.) / 110 x 210 mm (4.); unmounted; versos all with the wet stamp of ‘Mrs. S. Hoare, Photographer, Papeete, Tahiti’; (1.) and (2.) with mild …