Voyages & Exploration

  • # 24506

    BRADDON, Russell

    Thomas Baines and the North Australian Expedition

    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 …

  • # 24413

    LEAHY, Cathy and RYAN, Judith (editors)

    Colony : Australia 1770-1861 / Frontier wars

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria with Thames and Hudson, 2019. Second edition. Large quarto, black cloth boards in dust jacket, pp 373, illustrated in colour throughout; an as new copy. A scholarly and beautifully produced catalogue of an important exhibition of art and artefacts that presents the Australian colonial experience from European and Indigenous …

  • # 23136

    LAWRENCE, T. E. [Thomas Edward] (1888-1935)

    Seven pillars of wisdom : a triumph. (De luxe issue)

    London : Jonathan Cape, 1935. First trade edition. Deluxe edition, limited to 750 numbered copies. Quarto, quarter pigskin over brown buckram with crossed swords and motto ‘the sword also means cleanness & death’ lettered in gilt to front panel, spine lettered in gilt (somewhat scuffed), Cockerel marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, other edged uncut, pp. …

  • # 23910

    HADDON, Alfred C. (Cort) (1855-1940)

    [TORRES STRAIT] Environment and cultural progress among primitive peoples. (Inscribed by Alfred Haddon).

    The Herbertson Memorial Lecture delivered in London, October 26th, 1927. Newtown, U.K. : The Montgomeryshire Express Ltd. [for the author], [1927?]. Tall octavo (245 x 153 mm), original printed wrappers (toned, lower wrapper chipped at top edge), a presentation copy inscribed on the upper wrapper by the author, distinguished Cambridge anthropologist Alfred Cort Haddon, for Dr. …

  • # 23764

    SELWYN, John Richardson, Bishop (1844-1898), et al.

    [MELANESIAN MISSION] The Island voyage, 1888.

    At head of title: Melanesian Mission. Ludlow, U.K. : C. A. Partridge, printer and bookbinder … [for The Melanesian Mission], 1889. Octavo, original printed wrappers with vignette illustration (detached and with light staining), 57, [1] pp, double-page map at centre, inside lower wrapper with ‘A Prayer for the Melanesian Mission’; printed on letterpress. Journal of …

  • # 23762

    POLAND, W. (Wilhelm) (1866-1955)

    [HOPE VALE MISSION, CAPE YORK] Die Arbeit der Neuen-Dettelsauer Mission in Australien : aus meinem Privat-und Missionsleben im nördlichen Queensland.

    Lose Blätter. 3. Heft. [=The work of the Neuen-Dettelsauer Mission in Australia: from my private and mission life in North Queensland]. Nürnberg, Germany : Druchereigenoffenschaft “Noris”, 1907. First edition. Series: Neuendettelsauer Missionshauses ; nr. 11. Octavo (205 x 135 mm), original pictorial yellow wrappers (upper wrapper foxed and detached, as is the title page), pp …

  • # 23890

    SMITH, M. Staniforth

    [NEW GUINEA] Handbook of the Territory of Papua. (First edition)

    Melbourne : J. Kemp, Acting Government Printer, 1907. Octavo, original cloth backed papered boards (sunned and lightly marked), pp 108; internally very clean, a good copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), and accompanied by his bookplate. A comprehensive handbook for prospective traders, investors and residents. British New Guinea had been transferred to …

  • # 23758

    LAWES, W. G. (William George) (1839-1907); [CAPELL, Arthur, 1902-1886]

    [NEW GUINEA] Grammar and vocabulary of language spoken by Motu tribe, New Guinea. (Arthur Capell’s copy)

    ; by Rev. W. G. Lawes, with introduction by Rev. Geo. Pratt. Sydney : Charles Potter, Government printer, 1888. Second and revised edition. Octavo, contemporary straight grain navy morocco, upper board lettered in gilt (corners worn, lacking backstrip), pp i-xii, 114; the personal copy of distinguished Australian linguist and clergyman Arthur Capell (1902-1986), his ownership …

  • # 23774

    LINTON, Kenneth G. (1906-1985)

    [NEW GUINEA; ESPERANTO] Kanako el kananam : aventuroj en la gângalo de Novgvineo.

    [=The friend from Kananam : adventures in the New Guinea jungle]. Rickmansworth, Anglujo [i.e. England] : The Esperanto Publishing, 1960. Octavo (190 x 130 mm), publisher’s red cloth over boards, in illustrated dust jacket (owner’s name to top edge of front panel), a presentation copy inscribed by the author on the title page in Esperanto, for …

  • # 24123

    SCOTT, Capt. R. F.

    Scott’s last expedition. Extracts from the personal journals of Capt. R. F. Scott, C.V.O., R.N.

    London : John Murray, 1956. Twelfth impression. Octavo, cloth (foxed) in illustrated dustjacket (light wear), maps to endpapers, pp. 187, illustrated.

  • # 24323

    LEAHY, Cathy and RYAN, Judith (editors)

    Colony : Australia 1770-1861 / Frontier wars

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria with Thames and Hudson, 2019. Second edition. Large quarto, black cloth boards in dust jacket, pp 373, illustrated in colour throughout; an as new copy. A scholarly and beautifully produced catalogue of an important exhibition of art and artefacts that presents the Australian colonial experience from European and Indigenous …

  • # 24185

    MACDONALD, Alexander (1878-1939)

    In the land of pearl and gold : a pioneer’s wanderings in the backblocks and pearling grounds of Australia and New Guinea

    London : Blackie, 1907. First edition.  Octavo, gilt-illustrated cloth (spine faded), top edge gilt, a blank preliminary removed, frontispiece, pp. viii; [iv]; 318, occasional scattered foxing, else very good. The author’s adventures mining and pearling in Australia and New Guinea. Includes extensive racist commentary on indigenous Australians in central and northern Australia as well as …

  • # 23972

    HUNT, Susa and CARTER, Paul

    Terre Napoleon. Australia through French eyes 1800 – 1804

    Sydney : Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales in association with Hordern House, 1999. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 150, extensively illustrated. Art from the Baudin voyage to Australia.

  • # 13326

    San Vitores, Diego Luis de, 1627-1672

    Memorial, que el P. Diego Luys de Sanvitores, religioso de la Compañia de Jesus,

    Rector de las Islas Marianas remitió á la congregacion del glorioso apostol de las Indias S. Francisco Xavier de la Ciudad de Mexico, pidiendo le ayuden, y socorran para la fundacion de la missión de dichas islas … Impresso en Mexico. : Por Francisco Rodríguez Lupercio, Año de 1669. Small quarto, full morocco by Sangorski and …

  • # 23300

    GRANT, James (1772-1833)

    Verhaal van eene ontdekkingsreize na Nieuw-Zuid-Wales,

    door den Luitenant James Grant, met zijner Majesteits Schip de Lady Nelson, in de jaren 1800, 1801 en 1802 … Uit het Engelsch. Met eene Kaart en Plaat. Haarlem : François Bohn, 1805. Octavo (228 x 137 mm), contemporary half calf over marbled papered boards (worn), spine with gilt lettering and rule, front pastedown with …

  • # 23716

    AARONS, Emanuel (arranger); HURLEY, Frank (field recordings)

    Pearls and savages : a cycle of Papuan melodies

    Sydney : Paling, 1921. “Royal edition, no. 99”. Quarto (310 x 240 mm), original printed green wrappers (scattered stains, short paper split at tail of spine), 15 pp, music notation (arrangement for piano), five pieces of music each preceded by a contextual paragraph, with photographic illustrations, including portraits of Hurley and Aarons, and line drawings; …