JAMES ALSTON & SONS.
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 …
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.
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.
STODDARD, William O.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1933. First edition. Octavo, boards with original illustrated dust jacket (in fine condition), pp 320, 26. Robert Bruce Plowman (1886-1966) was a ‘Patrol Padre’ for the Australian Inland Mission in South Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory from 1912 to 1917. Scarce in dust jacket.
GEE, Lionel C. E.
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.
THIELE, Colin; SIMPSON, David (photographer)
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 …
BERNDT, R.M. & BERNDT, C.H. (eds.)
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 …
IDRIESS, Ion L.
[Australia] : Angus and Robertson, 1963. Octavo, cloth boards with dust jacket (some edge wear), pp 224. Illustrated with black and white photographic plates.
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 …
BASEDOW, Herbert (1881-1933)
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 …
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  leaves of plates (1 folding linguistic map); uncut, a fine copy. …
SPENCER, Baldwin (1860-1929)
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; …
FAVENC, Ernest (1845-1908)
Sydney : The Bulletin Newspaper Company, 1893. “Bulletin Series, no. 3”. Octavo, later green cloth binding, spine with title in gilt on contrasting black morocco previous owner’s bookplate to front pastedown, bound without the original wrappers and the final advertisement leaf, pp. 139; occasional handling marks and light foxing. Stories inspired by explorer, journalist and …