Northern Territory

  • # 18139

    BARDON, Geoffrey

    Papunya Tula : art of the Western Desert

    Marlston, S.A. : J.B. Books, 1999. First soft cover edition. Quarto, pictorial card covers, half-title with gift inscription, pp 140, illustrated in colour and black-and-white, with diagrams by Judith Ryan; a very good copy.

  • # 18661

    VICKERY, John (1906-1983)

    Outposts of Empire : Central Australia

    [London] : General Post Office, 1937. Colour lithograph poster, 470 x 610 mm, signed and dated in image, laid on linen; fine condition. The poster depicts the underground post office in Coober Pedy, northern South Australia, often referred to as “the opal capital of the world”. One of a series of four lithographic posters featuring …

  • # 17069

    STOKES, John Lort (1811-1885)

    Discoveries in Australia : with an account of the coasts and rivers explored and surveyed during the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle in the years 1837-38-39-40-41-42-43, by command of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, also, a narrative of Captain Owen Stanley’s visits to the islands in the Arafura Sea.

    London : T. and W. Boone, 1846. Two volumes, thick octavo, original blind blocked green cloth boards, spines (a little faded) with gilt lettering and gilt kangaroo and emu vignettes; hinges expertly strengthened; pp xv, 521 ; x, 543; with 8 folding engraved maps (6 in endpockets) and 26 plates (15 engraved, 11 lithographed) depicting …

  • # 17755


    Alstons’ patent steel windmills, patent steel-framed galvanized stock troughs, pumps, valves and fittings.

    South Melbourne : James Alston, [1928?]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 128 pp, illustrated throughout, a fine copy. Approximate dating suggested by reference to a ‘1927 model’. A superbly produced and illustrated agricultural trade catalogue – a goldmine for research into life on the land in Australia in the interwar years. Copies of this edition …

  • # 17423

    EMM, Dudley

    Kurrakapinya : an interpretation of Centralian legend

    Brisbane : H. Pole & Co. Pty. Ltd., [between 1925 and 1929]. Octavo, original stiff wrappers with pictorial onlay to front, pp 58, black-and-white illustrations; a fine copy. Scarce.

  • # 17571

    BASEDOW, Herbert

    Narrative of an expedition of exploration in North-Western Australia

    Adelaide : W. K. THomas, 1918. Octavo, original printed wrappers, pp. 105 – 295, photographic illustrations, a fine copy. Reprinted from the Transactions of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch, Vol. XVIII., Session 1916 – 1917.

  • # 17745

    STODDARD, William O.

    The white cave

    New York : The Century Co., 1897. Second eition. Octavo, publisher’s pictorial cloth boards (rubbed, and with a few light marks), ownership inscription to front free-endpaper, 254 pp, with 21 full-page lithographed plates, contents clean and bright, a very good copy. Muir 7115 A children’s adventure set entirely in northern Australia. Two copies of the …

  • # 17369

    CARROLL, Lewis (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), 1832-1898; KER WILSON, Barbara (ed.); SEWELL, Byron S. (illustrator)

    Alitji in dreamland = Alitjinya ngura tjukurmankuntjala / adapted and translated from Lewis Carroll’s story, Alice’s adventures in Wonderland

    by Nancy Sheppard ; illustrations by Byron S. Sewell ; edited by Barbara Ker Wilson. Adelaide : University of Adelaide, 1975. First edition. Small oblong quarto, publisher’s pictorial papered boards (small scuff mark to upper board), pp xiii, 103, sepia illustrations throughout, parallel text in English and Pitjantjatjara; a near fine copy. An Aboriginal version of Lewis …

  • # 17523

    GEE, Lionel C. E.

    Bush tracks and gold fields. Reminiscences of Australia’s “Back of Beyond”

    Adelaide : F. W. Preece and sons, 1926. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (dafed, a few stains), pp. viii; 109, photographic plates. Experiences of live in the Northern Territory including encounters with indigenous Australians.

  • # 17426

    THIELE, Colin; SIMPSON, David (photographer)

    Ballander boy

    Adelaide : Rigby, 1979. Square quarto, publisher’s green cloth boards in illustrated dust jacket, original owner’s inscription to half title, 56 pp, photographic illustrations throughout; a near fine copy. ‘Ten-year-old Danny becomes lost in the bush in the Northern Territory. He is rescued by an Aborigine and spends two days in a tribal camp where …

  • # 17498

    BERNDT, R.M. & BERNDT, C.H. (eds.)

    Aboriginal man in Australia : essays in honour of Emeritus Professor A.P. Elkin.

    Sydney : Angus and Robertson, 1965. First edition. Thick octavo, publisher’s black cloth in dust jacket (a little rubbed along spine), pp xiv, 452, photographic plates, maps, music notation; a fine copy. Includes essays on archaeology (Frederick McCarthy); language (A. Capell); totemsim (W.E.H. Stanner); women and the “secret life” (Catherine H. Berndt); law and order …

  • # 17720

    IDRIESS, Ion L.

    Our living stone age

    [Australia] : Angus and Robertson, 1963. Octavo, cloth boards with dust jacket (some edge wear), pp 224. Illustrated with black and white photographic plates.

  • # 17774

    CLUNE, Frank

    The fortune hunters (Presentation copy)

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1957. First edition. Octavo, tan cloth boards in dust jacket, map endpapers, presentation copy inscribed on the half title for Frank McDowell, signed in full by the author and dated ‘Vaucluse, X.X.60’, 250 pp, illustrated; memoir of Clune’s trip from Sydney to Darwin via Broken Hill, Port Augusta, Coober Pedy …

  • # 16920

    BASEDOW, Herbert (1881-1933)

    The Australian Aboriginal

    Adelaide : F.W. Preece and Sons, 1929. Second impression. Thick octavo, publisher’s blue cloth, upper board with gilt-stamped device depicting Wandjina spirit, spine lettered in gilt (a trifle sunned), front hinge cracked, front pastedown with bookplate of John Calaby, colour fronrispiece plate, pp xx, 422, illustrated with 55 photographic plates and line drawings in the …

  • # 16915

    MATHEW, John

    Eaglehawk and crow : a study of the Australian Aborigines, including an inquiry into their origin and a survey of Australian languages. 

    London : David Nutt ; Melbourne : Melville, Mullen and Slade, 1899. First edition. Octavo, original gilt lettered maroon cloth boards (upper board with tiny mark, else very clean and bright), bookplates to front pastedown and front free-endpaper, xvi, 288 pp, illustrated with [6] leaves of plates (1 folding linguistic map); uncut, a fine copy. …

  • # 17025

    SPENCER, Baldwin (1860-1929)

    Wanderings in wild Australia

    London : Macmillan and Co., 1928. First edition. Two volumes, octavo, original green cloth boards with gilt lettered spines, in the original dust jackets (original bookseller Angus & Robertson’s labels to spines, some very mild edge wear, volume 2 with a tint amount of silverfishing to fore-edge), top edges gilt, volume I pp xxviii, 456; …