BAILY, Henry Hall (active in Australia, 1865-1897)
A barefooted Samoan gentleman wearing a siapo (tapa cloth) lavalava and European shirt and bow-tie, and holding a wooden pole. Hobart Town, late 1860s.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 62 x 103 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘H. H. Baily, from the London School of Photography. Prize Medallist. Highest Award for Album Portraits, Melbourne Exhibition 1866-67. 94 Liverpool Street, Hobart Town. Tasmanian Views from All Parts of the Island’; some mottling in the negative, but the print and …
BAILLY, Jean-Sylvain (1736-1793)
Pages -348 in the first volume of: Discours et Mémoires, par l’auteur de l’Histoire de l’astronomie. Paris: Chez de Bure l’aîné, 1790. Two volumes, octavo, contemporary half calf over marbled papered boards, spine with gilt ornament and contrasting red and green morocco title and volume labels, pp [VIII], 454; [IV], 434, with 1 folding engraved plate; a …
MISSIONARIES OF THE SACRED HEART; JULLIEN, André
[NEW GUINEA; THURSDAY ISLAND; MISSIONS] Album des missions de la Nouvelle-Guinée / confiées a la Société des Missionnaires du Sacré-Coeur
At foot of title page: En vente au Pèlerinage de Notre-Dame du Sacré-Cœur, à Issoudun. Paris : D. Dumoulin, [1897?]. Small oblong quarto (165 x 250 mm), original blue papered boards blind-stamped in silver and red (upper board with some discoloration at fore-edge), 29 pp (history of the Sacred Heart Missions in New Guinea, by …
CHAPMAN, Josephine; CHADWICK , F. Gordon (illustrator)
[Honolulu, HI?] : s.n., 1939. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers featuring circular “window” cut-out to front, pp vi, 41; a humorous guide book for American visitors with satirical line-drawn illustrations (all with printed captions) on the facing pages; the original owner (a male) has added his own droll captions in fountain pen beneath each of the …
DUDLEY, Carl; CINERAMA INC.
[Sydney, NSW? : Cinerama Inc., 1958]. Quarto (275 x 210 mm), pictorial wrappers, staple bound,  pp, b/w photographic illustrations, maps; a very good copy. Scarce programme for one of the travel documentary productions of Cinerama Inc., an American company whose novel form of screen entertainment was unleashed on Sydney audiences in September, 1958. (See …
PATTERSON, Ambrose (1877 - 1966)
Seattle : University of Washington Book Store, 1928. Second printing. Quarto, decorated wrappers (edges slightly chipped), pp. , twelve woodcuts of Hawaii, signed presentation inscription from the artist on the endpaper. ‘Australian-born American painter, printmaker and teacher, Ambrose Patterson was born on 29 June 1877 at Daylesford, Victoria, the son of an English-born auctioneer and …
Celôvec [i.e. Klagenfurt] : Družba sv. Mohorja, 1899. First edition. Octavo (205 x 130 mm), original pictorial wrappers (very lightly foxed), pp [ii], 224 pp, wood engraved illustrations throughout, maps; text in Slovenian; clean and sound, a near fine copy. This somewhat obscure book was printed at the press of the Catholic St. Mohor Society …
CALLAN, B. N.
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).
[GRIMSHAW, Beatrice, 1870-1953]
[Melbourne] : J. Kemp, Government Printer for the State of Victoria, . 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 …
WEST, Thomas, Rev.
Ten years in south-central Polynesia : being reminiscences of a personal mission to the Friendly Islands and their dependencies.
London : James Nisbet & Co., 1865. Octavo, original blind blocked green cloth over boards (rubbed), spine with gilt lettering and ornament, hinges cracked, verso of frontispiece with presentation inscription ‘Presented to Master Percy Lone for diligence in collecting for Wesleyan Missions, Christmas 1871’, and beneath it a later ownership inscription dated 1957; frontispiece lithographed …
JENNESS, D. (Diamond) and BALLANTYNE, Rev. A.
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 …
Wellington : Te Papa Press, 2011. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 144, illustrated. Contents : What is Pacific art? Art of the moment Sea of islands Gods and spirits Living with ancestors Art of power Art of dance Art of war Art of change
[London?] : s.n. Folio bifolium (325 x 200 mm), manuscript in ink written on 2 1/2 sides, headed ‘Bread fruit Potatoes sent out fm. Middr. 1813 to Middsumr. 1814. Journal’ (prior to the Industrial Revolution, keeping accounts from Midsummer to Midsummer was the way that agriculture-related production and finances were recorded); the ‘journal’ is a …
LEWIS, Albert B.
Chicago : Field Museum of Natural History, 1922. First edition. Octavo, printed wrappers, stapled, pp. 9, illustrated with 6 b/w photographic plates; tiny wormhole to bottom edge of lower wrapper and last couple of leaves, else very good.
San Vitores, Diego Luis de (1627-1672)
Rector de las Islas Marianas remitió á la congregacion del glorioso apostol de las Indias S. Francisco Xavier de la Ciudad de Mexico, pidiendo le ayuden, y socorran para la fundacion de la missión de dichas islas … Impresso en Mexico. : Por Francisco Rodríguez Lupercio, Año de 1669. Small quarto, full morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, …
A National Museum of Australia exhibition from the University of Cambridge. Canberra : National Museum of Australia, 2001. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. x; 53, illustrated. Exhibition of Torres Strait Islander objects collected by Alfred Cort Haddon and Cambridge University researchers reflecting Torres Strait Islander beliefs, languages and practices; housed at the Cambridge University Museum …