New Guinea

  • # 23322

    LIEBIG

    [NEW GUINEA] Iles du groupe de la Nouvelle-Guinée.

    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..

  • # 23250

    "SEMAPHORE"

    Khaki comedy and newsy nonsense / by “Semaphore”.

    Melbourne, [Vic.] : E.H. Gibbs &​ Sons, [between 1942 and 1945]. Small octavo (180 x 125 mm), publisher’s printed brown wrappers (lightly foxed), staple bound, 32 pp; contents clean, a good copy. Australian wit and humour, written by a serviceman in the second AIF. Date of publication no earlier than 1942 as reference is made …

  • # 22256

    COCHRANE, Susan

    Contemporary art in Papua New Guinea

    Sydney : Craftsman House, 1997. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 168, illustrated. Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction Ch. 2. Precursors of Change Ch. 3. Transformations in Art and Society Ch. 4. Papua New Guinean Painting Ch. 5. Art in Three Dimensions Ch. 6. Women and Art Ch. 7. Bilas on Building – Art and Architecture Ch. …

  • # 22262

    GOULD, John (1804 - 1881)

    Casuarius westermanni (Westerman’s cassowary, or Dwarf cassowary)

    Lithograph with vivid original hand colouring, measures 545 x 365 mm (sheet), titled lower margin, Letterpress sheet of descriptive text included. A plate from The Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands (London : published by the author, 1875-1888), Gould’s last great colourplate book, completed after Gould’s death by Dr. R. B. Sharpe. Approximately …

  • # 22263

    GOULD, John (1804 - 1881)

    Casuarius bicarunculatus (Two-wattled cassowary, or Southern cassowary)

    Lithograph with vivid original hand colouring, measures 545 x 365 mm (sheet), titled lower margin, Letterpress sheet of descriptive text included. A plate from The Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands (London : published by the author, 1875-1888), Gould’s last great colourplate book, completed after Gould’s death by Dr. R. B. Sharpe. Approximately …

  • # 14764

    Unknown.

    [POSTER]. Africa & Oceania (screenprint and original texta design)

    Melbourne : RMIT Faculty of Art Gallery, 1978. Screenprint on paper, 600 x 750 mm (image), lightly creased, showing a Massim canoe splashboard from the Trobriand Islands (south-east of the island of New Guinea), accompanied by the original large format black texta mockup design for the poster. The artist is unknown but would have been …

  • # 21672

    Maker unknown.

    Male ancestor figure. Humboldt Bay, New Guinea.

    [Probably first half of the 20th century]. Wood with black and red painted decoration; height 39.5 cm; no repair or restoration; mounted on a perspex base. Provenance: J. F. G. Umlauff, Hamburg (the ethnographic dealership and associated museum established in 1868 by Johann F. Gustav Umlauff ran until 1974); Ketterer, Munich, 18 November 1978, lot …

  • # 19290

    BUTCHER, Benjamin Thomas (1877-1973)

    Papuan Gulf carved wooden figure, circa 1920.

    [London? : London Missionary Society?, n.d]. Photographic glass magic lantern slide, 82 x 82 mm, original manuscript caption to paper border ‘Curios Papua Butcher’; in very good condition. This important photograph of a Papuan Gulf painted wooden figure with grass fibre tassels was taken by Benjamin Thomas Butcher (1877-1973), who worked as a medical missionary …

  • # 20662

    Neuendettelsau Mission (New Guinea) / Becker, J. (ed.)

    [MISSIONS] Jahrbuch über die Evangelisch-Lutherische Mission in Neuguinea.

    Waverly, Iowa, U.S.A. : Evangelisch-Lutherische Synode von Iowa u.a. St., 1925. Octavo, original printed wrappers (detached, stained and with some small tears), 96 pp (top corners bent); text in German in gothic type; a poor copy of a scarce publication. Annual report of the German Evangelical-Lutheran Mission in New Guinea. Only two copies are recorded …

  • # 20371

    Papua New Guinea. Office of Information.

    Papua New Guinea in miniature

    [Konedobu, P.N.G. : Office of Information, 1974]. Narrow small quarto, pictorial stiff wrappers, staple bound, pp 24, colour and black-and-white photographic illustrations, colour map, statistical tables; foreword by Michael Somare, Chief Minister of PNG; the text comprises brief overviews of the physical geography, history, economy, and traditional culture of PNG, as well as information for …

  • # 20199

    Pacific Islands. Vol. I. (Western groups). Sailing directions for the south east, north east and north coasts of New Guinea, also for the Louisiade and Solomon Islands, the Bismark Archipelago, and the Caroline and Mariana Islands

    London : The Hydrographic Offic, Admiralty by Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1908. Fourth edition. Octavo, flushcut orange cloth, lettered in gilt (stained), portion of the front free endpaper removed, the coupons redeemable for supplements intact, pp. xx; 504, three folding charts, very good. Detailed sailing directions for mariners, including details about the local inhabitants. A single …

  • # 18043

    Photographer unknown.

    A German plantation owner’s wife with native servants and horses, Neu-Mecklenburg (New Ireland), circa 1910

    Large format photographic magic lantern glass slide, 90 x 120 mm, the mount with paper label bearing contemporary manuscript caption in German ‘Matantetuk, Westküste v. Neu-Mecklenburg (Pferde)’ and the imprint of the Bavarian magic lantern firm Lichtbild-Anstalt G. Bachschmid, Kempten-Allgäu; in superb condition. This photograph, showing a scene on a copra plantation on the west …

  • # 18690

    ROMILLY, Hugh Hastings

    From my verandah in New Guinea. Sketches and traditions.

    With an introduction by Andrew Lang, M. A. London : David Nutt, 1889.Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (spine slightly faded), folding frontispiece map, pp. xxvi; [2]; 277; (2 – catalogue), occasional light foxing. The author was the Deputy-Commissioner for the Western Pacific and late Acting Special Commissioner for New Guinea. Includes much detail on the indigenous people …

  • # 18267

    SAVILLE, W. J. V.

    In unknown New Guinea

    A record of twenty-five years of personal observation and experience amongst the interesting people of an almost unknown part of this vast Island and a description of their manners and customs occupation in peace and methods of warfare their secret rites and public ceremonies. London : Seeley Service & Co., 1926. Octavo, bright gilt-lettered cloth, pp. …

  • # 18053

    WAHLEN, Auguste

    Costumes, usos e trajos de todos os povos do mundo,

    em face de documentos authenticos e das mais recentes viagens. Lisboa : Impresa Lusitana, 1872-1873-1874-1876-1878. Five volumes, octavo, original quarter blue calf over marbled papered boards (lightly rubbed, corners bumped, upper board of vol. 4 with several scratches), spines with gilt lettering and rule; vol. 1 (Asia) 421, [1]; vol. 2 (Asia, India) 439, [4]; …

  • # 17970

    BILOTTA, Clemente

    [OCEANIA] Geografia per uso dei fanciulli del signor Clemente Bilotta.

    Napoli : Raffaele Miranda, 1825. Third edition. Small octavo, contemporary vellum over boards, spine with gilt stamped lettering and ornament; page 2, signed by the author, is a legal statement to the effect that any unsigned copy of this book is to be regarded as counterfeit; pp 212; scattered foxing, title page with red pencil …