New Guinea

  • # 24673

    Hayes, William (1735-1802)

    Portraits of rare and curious birds, with their descriptions from the Menagery of Osterley Park, in the county of Middlesex.

    London : printed by W. Bulmer and Co., Shakespeare Printing Office; and published for the author by R. Faulder, 1794 [ – 1799]. Quarto, contemporary full calf (edges worn), spine with contrasting morocco title label (chipped at head and foot, rubbed), bookplate for Frances Hubert Barclay to pastedown, front hinge weak, two volumes in one, …

  • # 12250

    Edge-Partington, James (1854-1930)

    Ethnographical album of the Pacific Islands. Third series.

    [Portfolio cover title]. Also titled: An album of the weapons, tools, ornaments, articles of dress &c. of the natives of the Pacific islands. Drawn and described from examples in public & private collections in Australasia by James Edge-Partington. Third series. [London] : Issued for private circulation by James Edge-Partington & Charles Heape, 1898. “Lithographed by Palmer, …

  • # 24177

    JUKES, J. Beete (1811 - 1869)

    Narrative of the surveying voyage of H.M.S. Fly,

    commanded by Captain F.P. Blackwood, in Torres Strait, New Guinea and other islands of the Eastern Archipelago, during the years 1842-1846 : together with an excursion into the interior of the eastern part of Java. London : T. &​ W. Boone, 1847. Two volumes, contemporary full tan calf (edges rubbed), spine in compartments with contrasting …

  • # 23809


    [NEW GUINEA] English – Huli dictionary.

    [Caption title]. [Tari, PNG : Evangelical Church of Papua, c. 1970?]. Folio (360 x 220 mm), original locally made papered card covers with title in ms. to front ‘English-Huli Dictionary / Produced by ECP, Tari’ (chipped around the edges); first blank with ownership inscription ‘Jim & Marie Kohlhardt, ECP, PO Box 15, Tari / Mission …

  • # 24044


    Marvels of the Great Barrier Reef North Australia and New Guinea.

    Chatswood, NSW : Thomas Tennant, [c.1940]. Small quarto (240 x 185 mm), pictorial stiff wrappers (mild corner creasing and some pale foxing to lower wrapper), staple bound, pp 50, b/w photographic illustrations of marine life and native fauna throughout, with full page illustrations on inside wrappers; a couple of leaves with toning, else internally very …

  • # 23899

    MUELLER, Ferdinand, Baron von (1825-1896)

    [BOTANY; NEW GUINEA] Descriptive notes on Papuan plants.

    Melbourne : George Skinner, acting Government printer, 1875. Octavo (213 x 140 mm), bound in recent cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to front, pp 34, complete and in very good condition; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to front free-endpaper.

  • # 23463

    Photographer unknown.

    [NEW GUINEA] Harvest dance, Kiriwina, Trobriand Islands.

    [Circa 1906]. Printing-out paper print photograph, 120 x 165 mm, inscribed in ink verso ‘Harvest Dance. Kiriwina, Papua’; the print contains a great amount of detail, but is slightly faded and has a light corner crease at upper right. Kiriwina, the largest of the Trobriands, lies to the north of the southeastern tip of New …

  • # 23919


    W. &​ A.K. Johnstons’ map of New Guinea.

    Also titled: New Guinea or Papua. Edinburgh : W. &​ A.K. Johnston, [c.1885]; Folding lithographed map with coloured outlines, dissected and laid on linen, 240 x 310 mm (sheet 320 x 400 mm), housed in the original blue cloth boards with gilt-stamped title to front, original owner’s name ‘Marryat’ to inside front board; a fine example; from …

  • # 23586

    MORTON, Alan and Roy SPARKS

    [SHEET MUSIC] The fuzzy wuzzy angels

    Melbourne : Allan & Co. Pty. Ltd., [1945]. Large quarto (310 x 230 mm), original photographically illustrated cover (scene showing Papuan bearers carrying a wounded Australian soldier on the Kokoda Track) with cloth backstrip, early owner’s name ‘Richard Lock’, 3 pp, music notation; mild vertical crease and a couple of short edge tears, else good …

  • # 23902

    Oil exploration in Papua and the Mandated Territory of New Guinea

    Melbourne : Australian Petroleum Company Pty. Ltd., and Island Exploration Company Pty. Ltd., 1940. Large octavo (228 x 153 mm), original printed wrappers (lightly foxed), staple bound, 31 pp, b/w photographic illustrations throughout; internally clean and sound.

  • # 23896

    CROAKER, Hamilton

    The postmarks of British New Guinea and Papua to 1942

    With an introduction by H. S. Porter. Melbourne : The Hawthorn Press, 1956. First edition. Small quarto (240 x 182 mm), original printed wrappers, staple bound, pp 28, illustrated with black and white photographic illustrations; a very good copy.

  • # 24381

    FORTUNE, R. F.

    Sorcerers of Dobu. The Social Anthropology of the Dobu Islanders of the Western Pacific.

    with an Introduction by B. Malinowski. London : Routledge, 1932. Octavo, price-clipped dustjacket (sunned), pp. xxviii, 318, plates after photographs, internally clean. Black magic and sorcery on the island of Dobu, Papua New Guinea. From The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to front free endpaper.

  • # 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 …

  • # 23805

    LOEWECKE, Eunice; MAY, Jean

    [NEW GUINEA] General grammar of Fasu (Namo Me).

    Ukarumpa, PNG : Summer Institute of Linguistics, [1981?]. Reprinted from Workpapers in Papua New Guinea Linguistics, volume 27, 1980. Royal octavo (210 x 165 mm), printed wrappers, 106 pp; a fine copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the inside of the upper wrapper. Fasu is spoken in the Southern …