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. …
SELWYN, John Richardson, Bishop (1844-1898), et al.
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,  pp, double-page map at centre, inside lower wrapper with ‘A Prayer for the Melanesian Mission’; printed on letterpress. Journal of …
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 …
LOEWECKE, Eunice; MAY, Jean
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 …
Bible Society of Papua New Guinea
[The Book of Genesis and Exodus I-XXIV in Hiri (Police) Motu]. Lae, P.N.G. : Bible Society in Papua New Guinea, 1973. Octavo, pictorial stiff wrappers, pp 200, with numerous line-drawn illustrations; first and last leaves lightly foxed, else internally clean and sound, a good copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to …
BROWN, Herbert A. (translator)
London : British and Foreign Bible Society, . (Printed in Rabaul, New Britain, at the Methodist Mission Press). First edition. Octavo (180 x 120 mm), pictorial card covers, 151 pp, with line-drawn illustrations; a fine copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the front free-endpaper. Toaripi, or East Elema, is a Trans-New Guinea language …
LITHGOW, Daphne & LITHGOW, David
Cover title: Muyuw dictionary. Ukarumpa, PNG : Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1974. Duodecimo (160 x 115 mm), printed stiff wrappers, 267 pp; a fine copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the front free-endpaper. ‘This is a dictionary of the Muyuw dialect of the eastern end of Woodlark Island in the …
CHURCH OF ENGLAND
London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1905. Duodecimo (165 x 107 mm), original black-lettered red cloth over boards (rubbed and marked), 64 pp; text in Mukawa; contents clean throughout, a good copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the front pastedown. Mukawa (or Are) is an Austronesian language still …
CATHOLIC MISSION (ALEXISHAFEN, PAPUA)
[NEW GUINEA] Buk bilong beten end singsing bilong ol katolik : prayer book and hymnal for Catholic natives of New Guinea.
Alexishafen [Papua] : Catholic Mission Press, 1937. First edition. Duodecimo (165 x 110 mm), original olive green cloth over boards (spine faded), upper board with black crucifix decoration, illustrated frontispiece, pp viii, 88, 56, ; with music notation; text in Pidgin (Tok Pisin); a very good copy, from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), …
SMITH, M. Staniforth
Melbourne : J. Kemp, Acting Government Printer, 1907. Octavo, original cloth backed papered boards (sunned and lightly marked), pp 108; internally very clean, a good copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), and accompanied by his bookplate. A comprehensive handbook for prospective traders, investors and residents. British New Guinea had been transferred to …
NAVARRE, Louis-Andre (1836-1912)
[MISSIONS; NEW GUINEA] Handbook for Missionaries of the Sacred Heart working among the natives of Papua New Guinea
/ Andre Navarre ; translated by Sister Sheila Larkin … with an introduction by J.F. McMahon. Kensington [N.S.W.] : Chevalier Press, 1987. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp vi, 85; a good copy. A translation of Manuel des Missionaries du Sacre-Coeur parmi les sauvages (Yule Island : Catholic Mission, 1896).
DUTTON, T. E. (Thomas Edward)
Canberra : Department of Linguistics, Research School of Pacific Studies, 1992. Series: Pacific Linguistics, Series C-122; pp vii, 178, with line-drawin illustrations; a very good copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the front free-endpaper. The Koiarian languages are a small family of Trans-New Guinea languages spoken in the southeastern peninsula of New …
London Missionary Society. Australian and New Zealand Committee
“Selected passages from the Old Testament in the Motu language of Papua, translated and illustrated by members of the staff of the London Missionary Society and published by the Australian and New Zealand Committee for the Papua District Committee” (title page verso). Sydney : London Missionary Society, 1950. Octavo (180 x 120 mm), printed green …
[NEW GUINEA] Buki tapwaroro : tapwaroro ‘ana eonai, tapwaroro ‘ana wari ‘ena Dobu = Dobuan catechism and hymn book.
East Cape, via Samarai, Papua : Methodist Mission Press, 1952. Octavo (185 x 125 mm), original cloth backed printed papered boards, string bound, title page with early ownership inscription of G. H. Young, 175 pp; a superb copy, from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the front pastedown. Two earlier editions …
NEWTON, Henry, Bishop
[NEW GUINEA] Ekalesia ana giu viegana : lectures on the teaching of the church in the Wedau language, Papua, British New Guinea.
London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1930. Octavo (188 x 125 mm), publisher’s black-lettered brown cloth (silverfish trails), 189 pp;some insignificant water staining to edges of first and last few leaves, else internally clean and sound; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to front free-endpaper, along with original owner’s name …
British and Foreign Bible Society.
[=Old Testament. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Ruth, Esther, Psalms, Isaiah, and Jonah in Dobu]. London : British and Foreign Bible Society, 1919. Octavo (210 x 140 mm), original limp black roan, spine titled in gilt, 361 pp; a fine copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the front free-endpaper. Dobu (or …