• # 25183

    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 …

  • # 25365

    BAILLY, Jean-Sylvain (1736-1793)

    [COOK ELEGY] Éloge du Capitaine Cook.

    Pages [319]-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 …

  • # 25332


    [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 …

  • # 25253

    CHAPMAN, Josephine; CHADWICK , F. Gordon (illustrator)

    [HAWAII] Aloha as you like it

    [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 …

  • # 25180


    Cinerama : South Seas Adventure

    [Sydney, NSW? : Cinerama Inc., 1958]. Quarto (275 x 210 mm), pictorial wrappers, staple bound, [22] 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 …

  • # 25195

    PATTERSON, Ambrose (1877 - 1966)

    Hawaii. Twelve woodcuts by Ambrose Patterson (presentation copy)

    Seattle : University of Washington Book Store, 1928. Second printing. Quarto, decorated wrappers (edges slightly chipped), pp. [24], 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 …

  • # 24946

    VRHOVEC, Ivan

    Australija in nje otoki. [Australia and its Islands.]

    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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 25188

    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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 25372

    NEWELL, Jenny

    Pacific art in detail

    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

  • # 23694


    [MANUSCRIPT] Persons to whom Bread Fruit Potatoes were sent. 1814.

    [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 …

  • # 25111

    LEWIS, Albert B.

    New Guinea masks

    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.

  • # 13326

    San Vitores, Diego Luis de (1627-1672)

    Memorial, que el P. Diego Luys de Sanvitores, religioso de la Compañia de Jesus,

    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, …

  • # 25127

    JUDE, Philp

    Past time : Torres Strait Islander material from the Haddon Collection, 1888-1905

    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 …