New Guinea

  • # 33062

    FARKAS, Paul, OFM


    Pittsburgh, PA : Typecraft Press Inc., 1998. Octavo (225 x 150 mm), photographically illustrated stiff wrappers, pp [8], 47, with numerous b/w photographic illustrations, map; a fine copy. A first-hand account by a Franciscan missionary of the history of Catholic missions in the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea, the first of which were …

  • # 32553


    [NEW GUINEA; ECOLOGY] Ok Tedi 24:00

    [Tabubil, Papua New Guinea] : Ok Tedi Mining Ltd, [1983]. Folio (350 x 265 mm), publisher’s gilt-lettered black cloth over boards, in pictorial dust jacket (short tear at tail of spine, else very good), 119 pp, all colour photographic illustrations; an excellent copy. From The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the …

  • # 32544

    [NEW GUINEA] Port Moresby : a guide to the capital.

    [Port Moresby, PNG] : Post Printing Service, 1980. First edition. Small quarto (240 x 185 mm), pictorial wrappers, 92 pp, with maps, advertisements; a very good copy. From The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to page 1. Trove locates only three copies (NLA; SLNSW; DFAT Library)

  • # 30077

    SINCLAIR, James

    [NEW GUINEA] Steamships Trading Company 1918-2008 : a history. (Limited edition)

    Palm Cove, Qld. : Plantone Pty. Ltd., 2008. ‘This presentation copy is one of a limited edition of 200’ (half title). Folio (370 x 280 mm), deluxe binding of half navy crushed morocco over white cloth with company insignia to upper board, spine in compartments with gilt lettering and decoration; endpaper maps, 468 pp, profusely …

  • # 32543

    BROWN, Rodger; HENDERSON, Margaret L. (editor)

    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Talatala : Kath and Rodger Brown’s life in pre- and post-war PNG and their escape from the Japanese. (Signed copy)

    Cover title: Talatala : An Australian missionary couple in PNG before, during and after the war. St. Morris, South Australia: Rodger Brown, 2001. First edition, limited to 40 copies. Large octavo (250 x 180 mm), publisher’s blue cloth over boards with gold lettering; inscribed by the author, a Methodist missionary, on the front free-endpaper ‘Best …

  • # 32748

    BOLTON, Lissant (and others, editors)

    Melanesia : Art and Encounter

    Edited by Lissant Bolton, Nicholas Thomas, Elizabeth Bonshek, Julie Adams and Ben Burt. London : The British Museum Press, 2014. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 384, illustrated. New copy. The British Museum’s uniquely important Melanesian collection is pre-eminent among early collections, and the 20,000 items it comprises are core to understanding the cultures of the …

  • # 31005

    THOMSON, J. P. (James Park) (1854-1941)

    A survey of recent exploration in British New Guinea. (Inscribed by the author)

    / By J. P. Thomson, F.R.S.G.S., etc. … (Read at the meeting of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, Brisbane, Monday, 20th August, 1894.). [Brisbane : s.n., 1894]. “Reprinted from the Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, Brisbane, Vol. X.” Octavo, disbound, printed grey wrappers with the original owner’s name ‘Roland L. …

  • # 31011

    PAGE, Jesse

    Bishop Patteson the Martyr of Melanesia

    London : S.W. Partridge & Co., Ltd, [circa 1890]. First edition, “twenty-eighth thousand”. Octavo, publisher’s blind blocked grey-green cloth over boards with pictorial device to front, spine with black lettering and device, early gift inscription and ownership signature in pencil to pastedown and front free-endpaper, 160 pp, with numerous wood-engraved illustrations and figures, many full-page; …

  • # 30773

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

    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Taravatu matamata Iesu Keriso ena, ita eda lohiabada bunai ita ihamaurida : Motu gadodia e hahegeregerea.

    [New Testament in the Motu language]. London : British and Foreign Bible Society, 1901. Second edition. Small octavo (180 x 110 mm), original full blind stamped and gilt-lettered calf (spine heavily worn), pp 580; endpapers and title page with foxing, otherwise internally very clean, binding firm; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his …

  • # 30713

    WILLIAMSON, Robert W. (Wood)

    The Mafulu mountain people of British New Guinea.

    … with an introduction by Alfred C. Haddon … London : Macmillan and Co., 1912. First edition. Octavo (225 mm), publisher’s maroon cloth over boards (rubbed), spine lettered in gilt (sunned), top-edge gilt, pp xxiii, 364, folding colour map at rear (lightly foxed, short tear at edge of one fold), with 91 glossy photographic plates …

  • # 30756

    GILMOUR, J. S. L. (John Scott Lennox) (1906-1986)

    The species of tobacco grown in New Guinea

    / by J. S. L. Gilmour, with preface by Dr. A. C. Haddon. At head of title: Territory of Papua. Port Moresby : Edward George Baker, Government Printer, 1931. Series: Anthropology Report, no. 11. Octavo (230 mm), original printed blue wrappers (lightly marked, and with the author’s name ‘Gilmour’ in later pen to upper wrapper), pp …

  • # 30717

    KAHN, Miriam

    [NEW GUINEA] Always hungry, never greedy : food and the expression of gender in a Melanesian society

    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1986. First edition. Octavo (230 mm), publisher’s blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering to spine, in pictorial dust jacket, pp xx, 187, with photographic illustrations and line-drawn text figures, maps; a fine copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the front free-endpaper. Anthropological study …

  • # 30789

    WILLIAMS, F.E. (Francis Edgar) (1893-1943)

    [NEW GUINEA] Sentiments and leading ideas in native society

    / by F. E. Williams, Government Anthropologist, with introduction by Sir Hubert Murray, Lieutenant-Governor of Papua. At head of title: Territory of Papua. Port Moresby : Edward George Baker, Government Printer, 1932. First edition. Series: Anthropology Report, no. 12. Octavo (230 mm), original printed blue wrappers (lightly marked), pp [6], 16; last few leaves with nicks …

  • # 30703

    WEINER, James F.

    [NEW GUINEA] The heart of the pearl shell : the mythological dimension of Foi sociality.

    Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, 1988. First edition. Octavo (235 mm), publisher’s cloth covered boards with gilt lettered spine (fine) in illustrated dust jacket (sunned along spine), pp xviii, 322, with b/w photographic plates, text figures; a very good copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the front …

  • # 30716

    WILLIAMS, F. E. (Francis Edgar) (1893-1943)

    [NEW GUINEA] Drama of Orokolo : the social and ceremonial life of the Elema

    Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1940. First edition. Octavo (225 mm), publisher’s green cloth over boards with spine lettered in gilt (superb), in the scarce dust jacket (spine sunned, otherwise perfect), pp. xxvi, 464; with 2 full-page maps, 63 plates (3 col.), 21 text figures, appendix, 1 folding & 2 full-page relationship tables, 4 appendices, glossary, index; …