New Guinea

  • # 42655

    British ornithologists' union expedition, 1909-1911 ; OGILVIE-GRANT, W. R.

    Reports on the collections made by the British Ornithologists’ Union Expedition and the Wollaston Expedition in Dutch New Guinea, 1910-13.

    London : Francis Edwards, 1916. Limited edition of 150 copies (no. 27), printed on large paper. Two volumes, large quarto, finely bound in half crushed blue morocco over cloth, edges and corners slightly rubbed, spines in compartments with raised bands, ruled in gilt with gilt lettering, top edges gilt, small book label for Rollo Hammett …

  • # 42723

    MALLET, Alain Manesson

    [QUEENSLAND; NORTHERN AUSTRALIA] Nouvelle Guinée et Carpentarie

    [Paris] : [Chez Denis Thierry], [1683]. Octavo leaf (209 x 131 mm) from Mallet’s Description de l’Univers, the text verso in French with two brief entries titled De la Terre des Papous and De La Carpentarie. The map itself shows the north coast of the island of New Guinea and offshore islands with some accuracy, …

  • # 41936

    GIRARD, F.

    Nouvelle-Guinée : Haut Morobé et Bas Sépik

    Paris : Société des Amis du Musée de l’Homme, 1956. “Les objets présentés dans cette exposition ont été recueillis en 1954-55 par F. Girard … en mission du Musée de l’Homme et du C.N.R.S.” Small quarto, publisher’s pictorial wrappers, staple bound, [24] pp, illustrated with black and white plates, map; a fine copy. Text in French. …

  • # 41364

    LONDON MISSIONARY SOCIETY

    London Missionary Society collection box, circa 1895.

    [London : LMS, 1890-95]. Wooden box, 120 x 60 x 70 mm, with chromolithographic labels on all six sides; the label on the top of the box is worded: IT IS MORE BLESSED TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE. / GOD LOVETH A CHEERFUL GIVER; the label on one box-end reads THE FIELD IS THE WORLD. …

  • # 41691

    INGLIS, Gordon

    Papua : “A grandchild of the empire.”

    [London] : Charles Hooper, [1912]. First edition. Small octavo (190 x 130 mm), publisher’s gilt-lettered blue cloth; pp. 47, with 16 b/w photographic plates; a fine copy, with the bookplate of The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher to the front free-endpaper.

  • # 41694

    HOLMES, J. H.

    In primitive New Guinea : an account of a quarter of a century spent amongst the primitive Ipi and Namau groups of tribes of the Gulf of Papua,

    with an interesting description of their manner of living, their customs and habits, feasts and festivals, totems and cults / by J. H. Holmes with an introduction by A. C. Haddon. London : Seeley, Service & Co. Limited, 1924. First edition. Thick octavo (220 x 140 mm), publisher’s pictorial orange cloth decorated and lettered in black; …

  • # 41689

    GRIMSHAW, Beatrice

    The new New Guinea.

    London : Hutchinson & Co., 1910. First edition. Thick octavo (230 x 150 mm), publisher’s gilt-decorated blue cloth (very lightly marked, spine ends a little softened); top-edge gilt; pp. viii, 322, [2] (colophon, verso blank), plus 48 leaves of b/w photographic plates, and a folding map; an excellent first edition copy, with the bookplate of …

  • # 41705

    MULLINS, Steve; BELLAMY, Martin; MOORE, Clive (editors)

    [NEW GUINEA] Andrew Goldie in New Guinea 1875-1879 : memoirs of a natural history collector.

    South Brisbane : Queensland Museum, 2012. Series: Memoirs of the Queensland Museum / Culture. Volume 6. Small quarto (240 x 180 mm), pictorial stiff wrappers, pp vi, 216, illustrated (b/w historical photographs, plus numerous colour plates of field-collected artefacts); 2 fold-out colour maps; a fine copy. Andrew Goldie arrived in New Guinea early in 1876 …

  • # 41303

    GROVES, Murray

    [NEW GUINEA] Dancing in Poreporena.

    The Arthur Maurice Hocart Memorial Prize Essay, 1954. Offprint from The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 84: 75-90. London : RAI, [1954?]. Quarto (285 x 225 mm), original stapled green wrappers (sunned along spine, very light vertical crease, pen annotation to upper wrapper), pp. 16; internally excellent; from …

  • # 41307

    TERRITORY OF PAPUA. DEPARTMENT OF NATIVE EDUCATION

    [NEW GUINEA] Papuan junior reader no. 5. 1943.

    At head of title: Territory of Papua. Native Education. Canberra : L.F. Johnston, Commonwealth Govt. Printer, 1943. Octavo (185 x 125 mm), original printed stiff wrappers, pp [8], 198; photomechanical process and line-drawn illustrations throughout; text in English; an exceptional copy, in pristine condition; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the …

  • # 41587

    DUPEYRAT, André

    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Mitsinari : twenty-one years among the Papuans

    London : Staples Press, 1954. First UK edition. Octavo (220 x 145 mm), publisher’s gilt-lettered green cloth (a few marks), in the pictorial dust jacket (spine sunned, else edges chipped with small loss), endpaper maps, pp. 256, illustrated with numerous b/w photographic plates; preface by Paul Claudel; a very good copy, from The Papuan Collection …

  • # 41159

    [ZAHN, August, editor]

    Papua-Märchen : gesammelt von Missionaren der Neuendettelsauer Mission. 3 Teil.

    Neuendettelsau, [Germany] : Verlag des Missionshauses 1923. Part 3. First edition. Series: Verlag des Missionshauses, Nr. 52. Octavo, (220 x 140 mm), original pictorial wrappers (detached) with illustrated front by Lina Burger and illustrated advertisement on rear for Das Kinderblatt (the Mission’s newspaper for children), pp 20, with line-drawn illustrations and decorations; contents very good. …

  • # 41158

    [ZAHN, August, editor]

    Papua-Märchen : gesammelt von Missionaren der Neuendettelsauer Mission. 1 Teil. 2 Auflage.

    Neuendettelsau, [Germany] : Verlag des Missionshauses (1918) 1922. Part one. Second edition. Series: Verlag des Missionshauses, Nr. 37. Octavo, (220 x 140 mm), original pictorial wrappers illustrated in red front and rear (sunned at edges, front with crease at bottom corner), stapled, pp 16, with line-drawn illustrations and decorations; contents very good, a clean copy. …

  • # 41157

    [ZAHN, August, editor]

    Papua-Märchen : gesammelt von Missionaren der Neuendettelsauer Mission. 2 Teil. 2 Auflage.

    Neuendettelsau, [Germany] : Verlag des Missionshauses (1918) 1922. Part two. Second edition. Series: Verlag des Missionshauses, Nr. 38. Octavo, (220 x 140 mm), original pictorial wrappers illustrated front and rear (mild sunning at edges, slightly bruised at head of spine), stapled, pp 24, with line-drawn illustrations and decorations; contents very good, a fine copy. Second …

  • # 41191

    CUTHBERTSON, Walter R. [Royal Geographical Society of Australasia. Victorian Branch]

    [NEW GUINEA] Report of the Society’s expedition to explore the highlands of south-eastern British New Guinea; under the leadership of Walter Robert Cuthbertson, M.R.G.S.A., July to October, 1887. With journal and map.

    At head of title: Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (Victorian Branch). Vol. V. Part II. Melbourne : Kemp & Boyce, printers, Russell Street, 1887. Series: Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, Victorian Branch. Volume V, Part II. Octavo (215 x 140 mm), original printed wrappers (expertly replaced paper spine and small edge tears …

  • # 40326

    BRUNT, Peter et al.

    Art in Oceania : a new history

    London : Thames and Hudson, 2012. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 536, illustrated. A fine copy. ‘The arts of Oceania are astonishing: great statues, daunting tattoos, dynamic carving, dazzling woven and painted fabrics, intricately carved weapons, and a bewildering variety of ornaments, ritual objects, and utilitarian but beautiful things. This landmark book breaks new ground …