New Guinea

  • # 26710

    LINTON, Ralph, et al.

    Arts of the South Seas

    New York : Simon & Schuster and the Museum of Modern Art, 1946. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (price clipped), pp. 200 illustrated in black and white. Includes work from Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia and Australia.

  • # 26017

    LAWES, W. G. (William George) (1839-1907)

    [NEW GUINEA] Grammar and vocabulary of language spoken by Motu tribe, New Guinea. (Author’s presentation copy)

    ; by Rev. W. G. Lawes, with introduction by Rev. Geo. Pratt. Sydney : Charles Potter, Government printer, 1888. Second and revised edition. Octavo, contemporary straight grain navy morocco, upper board lettered in gilt (rebacked and corners strengthened in cloth, endpapers replaced), presentation copy inscribed on the title by W. G. Lawes ‘With the author’s …

  • # 25710


    Narrative of the voyage of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, commanded by the late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. &c. during the years 1846-1850.

    Including discoveries and surveys in New Guinea, the Louisiade Archipelago, etc. To which is added an account of Mr. E. B. Kennedy’s expedition for the overland exploration of the Cape York Peninsula. London: T. & W. Boone, 1852. Two volumes, octavo, rebound in quarter-calf over morocco buckram, spine in compartments with gilt-lettering and ornaments, endpapers replaced, …

  • # 25646

    THOMSON, J. P.

    British New Guinea

    London : George Philip & son; Brisbane : Alexr. Muir & Morcom, 1892. Octavo, gilt-illustrated cloth over bevelled boards (upper board waterstained), portrait frontispiece, pp. xxviii; 336, black and white plates with tissue guards, engraved illustrations, colour folding map (short tear), wet stamps from the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (Victorian Branch), internally clean. Provenance: The …

  • # 26005


    [QUEENSLAND; NEW GUINEA] 81st Air Depot Group. Christmas, 1944 greeting card.

    [Brisbane, Qld.?] : s.n., 1944. Folding card (158 x 89 mm), printed on 3 sides; front with colour illustration of the 81st Air Depot Group chapel at Finschhafen, New Guinea; inside with vignette portraits of chaplains Kenneth Urquhart and Walton Sullivan, and the Chaplains’ Message; verso with handwritten message ‘To all, love Gail’; in very …

  • # 26018


    [NEW GUINEA] A dictionary of the Mailu language.

    Edited and enlarged from the researches of the Rev. W. J. V. Saville and the Comte d’Argigny by Peter A. Lanyon-Orgill … With a foreword by Ernst Schwarzenburg … London : Luzac & Co., 1944. Octavo (215 x 140 mm), original printed blue wrappers (sunned, upper wrapper with nick at bottom edge, spine with paper …

  • # 26016

    [SAVILLE, W. J. V., 1873-1946, translator]

    [MISSIONS; NEW GUINEA] Iesu Keriso ena evanelia : Mareko ena sarosiana, Mailu riba sarogiriaio. (Presentation copy)

    [Gospel of Mark in the Mailu language]. Sydney : British and Foreign Bible Society, 1907. Octavo (175 x 125 mm), limp black morocco (edges and spine rubbed) with gilt stamped title to front ‘Mareko’; a significant presentation copy inscribed on the first blank by the translator, missionary William James Viritahitemauvai Saville: ‘Miss Jones. With happy memories of …

  • # 26012


    In the track of the native.

    [Sydney] : T. Tennant, 1944. Fourth edition, revised. Small quarto (240 x 185 mm), pictorial wrappers (sunned at top edge), staple bound, 49 pp; an extended photographic essay focusing on the indigenous cultures of northern Australia (Arnhem Land and Far North Queensland) and New Guinea; b/w illustrations throughout reproducing photographs from the author’s own collection …

  • # 25798


    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Pipiya gunaguna ba giu pipiyisi asi buka.

    Catechism book in the Mukawa language, British New Guinea. Cover title: Giu Mukawai. London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1905. First (and only?) edition. Duodecimo (167 x 108 mm), original tan-coloured buckram over boards with black lettering to upper board, title page with discreet old wet stamp of the Edinburgh Free Church College, 45 pp, …

  • # 26014

    Catholic Mission, Yule Island, Papua

    [MISSIONS; NEW GUINEA] Deo Nahuna ‘ara-bamauri hauna, Jesu-Christo. Roro dialect.

    [=The life of Jesus Christ]. Ex Portu Leonis [i.e. Port Léon, Yule Island], printed by Paul Roussel, Alan Miria & John Auo, Mission Printers, 1950. Series title: Kupa taearana 2. Octavo, fine printed palm leaf wrappers, stitched, pale foxing to extremities, 50 pp, illustrated. Text in Roro dialect. Roro is an Austronesian language spoken by …

  • # 26013


    [MISSIONS; NEW GUINEA] Tsitsifa douna. Part One.

    [=Morality poems in the Kuni language]. Oba-Oba, Papua : Catholic Mission, November 1945. Octavo, printed wrappers (detached, moderately foxed), roneo, 42 pp, pale foxing throughout and small amount of insect damage at edges. Short texts by the Catholic missionary and linguist Henri Eschlimann, written in verse (or at least, rhyming prose) in Kuni, a Malayo-Polynesian …

  • # 25797


    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] A Methodist hymn book in pidjin English for use in mission services held for indentured labourers.

    Cover title: A Metodist him buk. Malakuna, Rabaul : Printed and published by the Methodist Mission, 1932. First edition (?). Duodecimo (155 x 105 mm), original printed brown wrappers (stained, paper loss along spine), original stitch binding (loosened), pp [4], 12; leaves detached from wrappers, but contents complete; (the substantially contents from a second copy …

  • # 24925

    CALLAN, B. N.

    The hard won land : the church in Papua and New Guinea

    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).

  • # 25118

    [GRIMSHAW, Beatrice, 1870-1953]

    [NEW GUINEA] Papua, the marvellous : the country of chances.

    [Melbourne] : J. Kemp, Government Printer for the State of Victoria, [1910]. 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 …

  • # 25110

    JENNESS, D. (Diamond) and BALLANTYNE, Rev. A.

    The Northern d’Entrecasteaux

    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 …

  • # 25113


    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Gabadi primer

    Issued by authority of the Papua District Committee. Petersham, NSW : London Missionary Society, Australia and New Zealand Committee, 1950. Small octavo (180 x 125 mm), original printed pale green wrappers (sunned at edges), string bound, pp [iv], 27, with line drawn illustrations throughout; contents clean and bright, a very good copy. A primer produced …