MISSIONARIES OF THE SACRED HEART; JULLIEN, André
[NEW GUINEA; THURSDAY ISLAND; MISSIONS] Album des missions de la Nouvelle-Guinée / confiées a la Société des Missionnaires du Sacré-Coeur
At foot of title page: En vente au Pèlerinage de Notre-Dame du Sacré-Cœur, à Issoudun. Paris : D. Dumoulin, [1897?]. Small oblong quarto (165 x 250 mm), original blue papered boards blind-stamped in silver and red (upper board with some discoloration at fore-edge), 29 pp (history of the Sacred Heart Missions in New Guinea, by …
Celôvec [i.e. Klagenfurt] : Družba sv. Mohorja, 1899. First edition. Octavo (205 x 130 mm), original pictorial wrappers (very lightly foxed), pp [ii], 224 pp, wood engraved illustrations throughout, maps; text in Slovenian; clean and sound, a near fine copy. This somewhat obscure book was printed at the press of the Catholic St. Mohor Society …
CALLAN, B. N.
Melbourne : A.C.T.S. Publications, 1974. Series: Australian Catholic Truth Society, 1659. Small octavo (182 x 120 mm), pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 31 pp; a very good copy. Stories of Christian missionaries in New Guinea from the 1840s to the present. Only one copy located on Trove (Australian Catholic University).
[GRIMSHAW, Beatrice, 1870-1953]
[Melbourne] : J. Kemp, Government Printer for the State of Victoria, . Octavo, original green cloth over boards (a few marks) with gilt-stamped lettering to front, free-endpaper with original owner’s inscription ‘C. C. Maynard, Sydney, Oct. 19th 1914’, verso of endpaper with Maynard’s pencilled note: ‘This book was written by Miss Grimshaw on behalf of …
JENNESS, D. (Diamond) and BALLANTYNE, Rev. A.
Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1920. Octavo, red cloth (a little faded) in printed dust jacket chips to head and foot of spine), pp. 218, some pages unopened, 18 photographic plates; with loosely enclosed handwritten presentation slip (presumably from an academic): ’21 Bedford St. Oxford. With A. V. J. Walker’s compliments. 21 Aug. 1947′. Rare. Although …
LEWIS, Albert B.
Chicago : Field Museum of Natural History, 1922. First edition. Octavo, printed wrappers, stapled, pp. 9, illustrated with 6 b/w photographic plates; tiny wormhole to bottom edge of lower wrapper and last couple of leaves, else very good.
A National Museum of Australia exhibition from the University of Cambridge. Canberra : National Museum of Australia, 2001. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. x; 53, illustrated. Exhibition of Torres Strait Islander objects collected by Alfred Cort Haddon and Cambridge University researchers reflecting Torres Strait Islander beliefs, languages and practices; housed at the Cambridge University Museum …
JACKSON, William J.
In New Guinea wilds : an expedition of 7,000 miles through Australia’s mandated territory, told in film and story.
At head of title: Central Hall : the hall of charm, distinction and comfort. Little Collins St. (next Victoria Palace), Melbourne. Oriental and Oceanic Pictures Ltd. present … Melbourne : Horticultural Press [for Oriental and Oceanic Pictures], . Octavo (220 x 140 mm), original pictorial wrappers (a few small rust marks, else fine), staple bound, …
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, …
SCRATCHLEY, Laura Lilias (née Brown, 1843-1917)
Lady Lilias Scratchley, widow of Major General Sir Peter Henry Scratchley, special commissioner for the Protectorate of New Guinea, 1884–1885: autograph letter, signed, thanking the wife of William Chalmers for a photograph of her late husband. July, 1886.
Manuscript in black ink on mourning paper, octavo bifolium (175 x 112 mm); written on 3 sides and signed in full at the foot ‘Lilias Scratchley’, the letter is headed ‘Gordon Lodge, Lympstone, S. Devon, 23rd July ’, and is addressed to the wife of William Chalmers, a close friend of Lilias Scratchley’s late husband, …
Australia. Custodian of Expropriated Property.
Melbourne : Custodian of Expropriated Property, 1927. Tall octavo (240 x 155 mm), original cloth backed illustrated stiff wrappers (silverfishing to upper wrapper), pp 227, b/w photographic illustrations, large folding colour map in rear pocket (500 x 760 mm) showing properties on Manus, New Ireland, New Britain, Bougainville, and along the north and northeast coasts …
FITZPATRICK, James A.
[NEW GUINEA: EARLY FILM FOOTAGE] Papua and Kalabahai : Weird haunts of strange people. A FitzPatrick Travel Talk.
[Beverly Hills, CA : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1933]. From the series Traveltalks : The Voice of the Globe. One reel of 16 mm film (possibly a copy print?) with approximately 8 mins 30 secs of footage, in an Eastman Kodak Company metal can, later (early 1970s) printed label to front of the secondhand and collectable 16 mm film …
MONTROUZIER, Xavier (1820-1897)
Lyon : Imprimerie de F. Dumoulin, 1857. Octavo (235 x 160 mm), contemporary marbled papered boards (rubbed, corners bumped) with cloth spine (splits, small loss to cloth at head and tail); pp 226,  (index); hinges cracked, foxing to title page (also a small amount of silverfishing at top edge) and last few leaves, otherwise …
EVERILL, H. C. (Henry Charles)
Meeting of the Geographical Society of Australasia to receive the official report of Captain H. C. Everill, leader of the Society’s New Guinea Exploring Expedition.
[Drop title]. Also titled: Official report of Capt. H.C. Everill, leader of the New Guinea exploring expedition. Sydney : Thomas Richards, 1886. Octavo (208 x 127 mm), bound in more recent quarter green morocco over cloth covered boards, spine lettered in gilt; first leaf (loosened) with early inscription ‘Presented by G. F. Mann’ (a Society …
[Roman Catholic Apostolic Vicariate of British New Guinea]
[MISSIONS; NEW GUINEA] Catholic matrimonial dispensations, Beipa village, Central Province 1915-1957
Cover title: Pro quovis impedimento exceptis impedimentis mixtae religionis et disparitatis cultus. A. [MS. entry at head of cover title: Beipa’a. [Yule Island, Papua?] : Vicariatus Apostolicus Novae Guinae Brit., [1914, or earlier]. Quarto, original cloth backed printed paper wrappers (paper loss and heavy wear and staining), 70 leaves printed recto only, each leaf with identical pro-forma …
Catholic Mission, Yule Island, Papua
Port Moresby : printed by The Comet Press, Yule Island (for the Catholic Mission], 1959. Second edition. Octavo, printed wrappers (sunned), 91 pp, internally very clean. A prayer book in Kuni, a Malayo-Polynesian language of the Austronesian family, spoken on the central southern coast of Papua New Guinea. Two copies of an earlier edition (1910) …