London : Edward Stanford, circa 1900. Chromolithograph map, dissected and laid on linen, 530 x 685 mm (sheet), cloth covers with title label, a very good copy. London Atlas Series. Map of south-east Asia with inset maps of Singapore (with descriptive text) and Labuan Island (Malaysia), including British Burmah (now Myanmar), Siam (Thailand), Cambodia (Cambodia), …
[BROMILOW, William Edward, 1857-1929, translator]
[NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Iesu Keriso. ‘Ida ‘Inapwana ta ‘Ida To-‘Etoseana ‘ina Onoaupaupa Auauna. (Missionary Sister Badcock’s own copy, with a manuscript letter in Dobuan from a woman at the leper colony on Ubuia Island)
Verso of title page: The New Testament in Dobuan, Papua, New Guinea. Sydney : Auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society, 1908. First edition. Octavo (210 x 140 mm), contemporary yapp-edged limp morocco (a little scuffed, worn at head and tail of spine and rear top edge) with the name ‘Sister Irene Badcock’ stamped in gilt in …
Geneva : Small Arms Survey, Graduate Institute of International Studies, . Series: Special report (Small Arms Survey) ; no. 5. Quarto (295 x 210 mm), publisher’s printed wrappers and protective clear plastic cover, 137 pp, photographic illustrations, maps, tables; a good copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the inside …
BERAN, Harry (1937-2021)
Aylesbury, UK : Shire Publications, 1988. First edition. Trade paperback, 210 x 150 mm, colour illustrated stiff wrappers, 72 pp, b/w photographic illustrations throughout; a very good copy. An invaluable reference for tribal art collectors, describing and illustrating many different types of spatulas, mortars, pestles etc., compiled by Australian collector and researcher Harry Beran (1937-2021), …
SINCLAIR, J. P.
Melbourne : MUP, 1966. First edition. Octavo (220 mm), publisher’s green cloth over boards (a little flecking in the original pictorial dust jacket (rubbed, worn at top edges), endpaper maps, pp xvii, 230, illustrated with numerous b/w photographic plates, index; a good copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the …
ARCHBOLD, Richard (1907-1976) and A. L. RAND
/ By Richard Archbold and A. L. Rand. New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History, 1935. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History Vol.68, Art.8 (pp.527-579). Octavo (245 mm), publisher’s printed wrappers, with numerous b/w photographic plates, map; a fine copy, partially unopened; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his …
THE BRITISH NEW GUINEA DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, LIMITED
The British New Guinea Development Company, Limited : participating preference share certificate, dated May, 1919.
London : [printed by Waterlow & Sons, for] The British New Guinea Development Company, Limited, . Single sheet, 260 x 300 mm, recto printed in reddish-brown, with manuscript entries dated 6 May 1919 recording the fully paid ownership of 42 preference shares by Ernest Alfred Parsloe; blind embossed company seal; verso with printed ledger (not filled …
SINCLAIR, James; PEARS, M. B. (compiler and editor)
To find a path : the life and times of the Royal Pacific Islands Regiment. Volume 1. Yesterday’s heroes 1885-1950.
Bowen Hills, Qld. : Boolarong Publications, 1990. “The Fiftieth Anniversary Commemorative Edition”. Large quarto (300 x 220 mm), publisher’s white-lettered papered boards, in illustrated dust jacket, endpaper maps, pp viii, 310; profusely illustrated with b/w photographic illustrations, map; a fine copy.
[Australia] : Misima Mines Ltd., 2003. Quarto (295 mm), pictorial wrappers, pp 98, profusely illustrated in colour and b/w, maps, statistical tables, bibliography; a very good copy. Misima Island is situated in the Louisiade Archipelago, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. This publication was commissioned by the Australian gold mining company Misima Mines Limited as …
South Tamworth, NSW : DSAMC Education Pty. Ltd., 2001. First edition. Octavo (210 x 150 mm), publisher’s pictorial stiff wrappers, pp 228, with numerous b/w photographic illustrations, map; a very good copy.; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the inside of front wrapper. Australian Evangelical missionaries and linguists Joan and …
CARNE, J. E. (Joseph Edmund) (1855-1922)
Bulletin of the Territory of Papua. No. 1, 1913. Notes on the occurrence of coal, petroleum, and copper in Papua.
Melbourne : Department of External Affairs, 1913. Quarto (255 x 200 mm), original printed brown wrappers (short paper split at head of spine, otherwise pristine), pp viii, 116,  leaves of photographic plates, maps and plans (3 folding); contents clean and bright, a superb copy.
BURTON, J. W. (John Wear) (1875-1970)
/ by Rev. J. W. Burton. Sydney : Methodist Missionary Society of Australasia, 1924. First edition. Octavo (215 x 140 mm), publisher’s pictorial wrappers with the original owner’s inscription to front ‘Miss C. Wilsden (Supt.) 1925’, lower wrapper with colour map, staple bound; pp 68, with numerous b/w photographic illustrations and several text figures; the …
METHODIST CHURCH (NEW GUINEA)
[NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] A Methodist hymn book and catechism in pidjin English for use in mission services held for indentured labourers.
Cover title: A Metodist him buk. Malakuna, Rabaul : Printed and published by the Methodist Mission, 1936. Second edition. Duodecimo (155 x 105 mm), original printed grey wrappers (chipped at corners and tail of spine), original stitch binding, pp 32; preliminaries with some light staining, bottom corners dog-eared, but a good example. An earlier edition …
[=The New Testament in Motu]. London : The British and Foreign Bible Society, 1959. Small octavo (175 x 125 mm), publisher’s black cloth over boards lettered in gilt, edges stained red, pp 528; a fine copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the front free-endpaper. Motu (sometimes called Pure Motu …
Canberra : The British & Foreign Bible Society, . Revised edition. Small octavo (180 x 123 mm), publisher’s pictorial stiff wrappers (some light foxing, old price in biro to front), staple bound, half-title with original owner’s pencilled note re. the translator’s idiosyncratic rendering of the Police Motu future tense, 56 pp, line-drawn illustrations, map; staples …
HARRIS, John (1667?-1719)
Navigantium atque itinerantium bibliotheca, or, A complete collection of voyages and travels : consisting of above six hundred of the most authentic writers …
Containing whatever has been observed worthy of notice in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America … the climate, soil and produce … of each country: likewise the religion, manners, and customs … To which is prefixed a copious introduction, comprehending the rise and progress of the art of navigation … together with the invention and use …