New Guinea

  • # 44023

    POWELL, Jane P.; FRIEDMAN, Martin L.

    Primitive Art of the Pacific Islands

    New York : Brooklyn Museum, 1957. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (lightly marked), pp. [16], illustrated with tribal artefacts from New Ireland, New Guinea, Cook Islands, Gilbert Islands, Marquesas Islands, Easter Island, New Zealand and the Admiralty Islands.

  • # 44026

    TISCHNER, Herbert

    Oceanic art

    96 photographs by Friedrich Hewicker. London : Thames and Hudson, 1954. Folio, gilt-lettered cloth in illustrated dustjacket (light creases and edge wear), maps to endpapers (old faint tape marks), pp. 96, extensively illustrated with finely photographed plates of art and artefacts from the Pacific from major international collections.

  • # 43436

    HENDERSON, Jim and Anne

    [NEW GUINEA] Languages of the Louisiade archipelago and environs

    Ukarumpa PNG : Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1974. “Reprinted from Workpapers in Papua New Guinea Languages, Volume 3″. Octavo, cloth-backed printed wrappers, pp. 39-62, with several maps; a good copy.

  • # 43437

    BOYCE, Ben S. (1884-1928)

    [NEW GUINEA] Dear Dad letters from New Guinea, with illustrations.

    [Chicago] : W. D. Boyce Co., [1928]. First (and only) edition. Octavo (220 mm), original gilt-lettered cloth (fine and unrubbed), pp. xviii, 126; with folding front endpaper plate of the Boyce Expedition in a Mekeo village, and 2 colour rear endpaper maps; 100 b/w photographic illustrations; contents exceptionally clean throughout, an excellent copy, the first …

  • # 43434

    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Ane : hymn book in the Motu language of Papua.

    Rabaul, New Britain, Territory of New Guinea : Methodist Mission Press, 1960. Octavo (210 x 135 mm), original cloth backed printed stiff wrappers (sunned and marked), pp 80, [3 index]; title page with early owner’s name; contents clean. Motu (sometimes called Pure Motu or True Motu to distinguish it from Hiri Motu) is a Central Papuan Tip language …

  • # 43435


    Papua New Guinea : like every place you’ve never been.

    Boroko, PNG : Air Niugini, 1980. Group of five (5) travel brochures, all in uniform folding format 280 x 105 mm, opening to 280 x 415 mm, printed on both sides and with a total of 8 panels of printed information, colour photographic illustrations, and a map; the titles are: Port Moresby, the National Capital; …

  • # 37295

    SAINSON, Louis-Auguste de (1800-1874)

    The artist with companions from the Astrolabe in the rainforest at Carteret Harbour, New Ireland (1827).

    Watercolour and ink on paper, 398 x 287 mm (entire sheet); contemporary inscription in ink to verso: 80. Vue du grand torrent et d’une forêt / Hâvre Carteret; the artist’s own re-worked section (80 x 110 mm, irregular) carefully pasted on at lower left; short closed tear at right edge; extremely well preserved. A very early depiction of …

  • # 43284

    TAYLOR, J. L. ("Jim")

    Exploration of Unknown New Guinea.

    Published in four issues of Pacific Islands Monthly (Sydney, NSW), Vol. X, Nos. 8-11, March-June 1940. No. 8, Section I: pp. 37-42 with 1 map and 3 b/w photos; No. 9, Section II: pp. 37-41 with 1 map; No. 10, Section III: pp. 32-37 with 1 map; No. 11, Section IV: pp. 50-54; the four …

  • # 42916

    [Società Geografica Italiana]

    Bollettino della Società Geografica Italiana. [Serie prima:] Anno VII. Volume X. Fascicolo 1, iuglio 1873 – Fascicolo 6, dicembre 1873].

    Roma : Stabilimento Giuseppe Civelli, June-December 1873. Six parts in five volumes (as issued), octavo, original printed blue wrappers (some light staining and foxing, early ownership inscription to two of the upper wrappers); pp. 1-120 (with folding colour map showing telegraph communication linking Europe and Asia); 1-92; 1-94; 1-117; 1-74 (with folding lithographed plate of …

  • # 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. …

  • # 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.

  • # 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 …