• # 33290

    New South Wales. Legislative Assembly.

    [NEW GUINEA; CATHOLIC MISSIONS] Massacre at Woodlark Island, (of crew and passengers of brig “Gazelle.”)

    Ordered by the Legislative Assembly to be printed, 27 February, 1857. Sydney : Government printer, 1857. Foolscap folio, disbound, pp [1], 15, wet-stamped pagination at top corners; fine. ‘Return to an Address from the Honorable the Legislative Assembly, dated 10 February, 1857, requesting that His Excellency the Governor General would be pleased to cause to …

  • # 33427


    John Williams ships : 100 years at sea. A service commemorating the LMS ship centenary, 1844-1944.

    At foot of title: A leaflet for Sunday School teachers and leaders. London : LMS, 1944. Single sheet (190 x 375 mm), folding to 190 x 125 mm, [6] pp, illustrated front; a fine copy. In all, (up until the last was decommissioned in 1968) seven incarnations of the London Missionary Society ship John Williams carried …

  • # 33429


    [MISSIONS] James Chalmers of New Guinea.

    London : Printed by William Clowes & Sons Ltd. [for The Religious Tract Society], [1920?]. Series: The Little Library of Biography. Duodecimo (120 x 77 mm), illustrated wrappers, stapled, 31 pp; a very good copy. Biography (for young readers) of James Chalmers (1841-1901), Scottish-born LMS missionary to Rarotonga (Cook Islands) and New Guinea. Possibly an abridged …

  • # 33340

    WHARTON, Captain W. J. L.

    Captain Cook’s journal during his first voyage round the world made in H. M. Bark “Endeavour” 1768 – 71.

    A literal transcription of the original MSS. With notes and introduction. Illustrated by maps and facsimiles. London : Elliot Stock, 1893. Large octavo, publisher’s green cloth (hinges strengthened), armorial bookplate of George Herbert Wailes to front pastedown, fore and lower edges uncut, pp. lvi; 400; maps and plates, including three large folding charts in rear …

  • # 16807

    SANTA, Elizabeth della

    [OCEANIC ART] Arts de la Mélanésie

    Bruxelles : Musées royaux d’art et d’histoire, [1957]. Large octavo, publisher’s pictorial wrappers, pp 141, illustrated with black-and-white photographic plates throughout, map; a very good copy. A well produced museum catalogue with scholarly text and detailed descriptions of all the objects illustrated. Its scope takes in the Melanesian cultures of the entire island of New …

  • # 33449

    [H. PERROT & CIE.?]

    Galaup de La Pérouse 1741-1785

    [Title from cartouche in design]. [Lyon? : H. Perrot et cie.?], [circa 1900]. Educational trade card, 73 x 107 mm, recto with chromolithograph design; verso blank. Fine. La Pérouse’s death date is given as 1785, in error. Note: other examples sighted have the imprint of H. Perrot & cie., Lyon, on the back.

  • # 33448


    Le Capitaine James Cook

    [Paris : Chocolat Poulain], [circa 1900]. Series: Divulgateurs de la Science, 4th series, no. 38. Educational trade card, 106 x 70 mm, recto with chromolithograph design; verso with printed text in French giving a biographical sketch of the British navigator. Fine. Note: the Poulain imprint is generally found on the backs of cards in this …

  • # 26710

    LINTON, Ralph, et al.

    Arts of the South Seas

    New York : Simon & Schuster and the Museum of Modern Art, 1946. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (price clipped), pp. 200 illustrated in black and white. Includes work from Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia and Australia.

  • # 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.

  • # 33251

    ANNEAR, Judy et al.

    Portraits of Oceania

    Sydney, N.S.W. : The Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1997. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 122, illustrated. Co-ordinating curator & editor, Judy Annear ; exhibition research & assistant curator, Wayne Tunnicliffe ; assistant co-ordinator, Silvia Velez ; photography assistant & copy editor, Robyn Donohue. Portraits of Oceania is drawn from the collection of the Art …

  • # 12250

    Edge-Partington, James (1854-1930)

    Ethnographical album of the Pacific Islands. Third series.

    [Portfolio cover title]. Also titled: An album of the weapons, tools, ornaments, articles of dress &c. of the natives of the Pacific islands. Drawn and described from examples in public & private collections in Australasia by James Edge-Partington. Third series. [London] : Issued for private circulation by James Edge-Partington & Charles Heape, 1898. “Lithographed by Palmer, …

  • # 32646

    COX, James C. (1834-1912)

    [CONCHOLOGY] Distribution of Australasian volutes.

    / By James C. Cox, M.D. Sydney : Printed by Alexander W. Douglas, Atlas Office, Hunter Street, 1872. Octavo (210 x 140 mm), self-wrappers (foxed, and with some water staining to front) with early ownership inscription of J. Brazier; pp 21, [1]; occasional spotting and some pencilled marginalia, lower fore-edge margins of leaves with tiny nick, …

  • # 21155

    FORBES, David W.

    Hawaiian National Bibliography 1780-1900 (complete four volume set)

    Volume I: 1780-1830. Volume II: 1831-1850. Volume III: 1851-1880. Volume IV: 1881- 1900. Sydney : Hordern House and Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 1999-2003. Quarto (250 x 205 mm.), four volumes, printed in black and red, bound in fine-weave green cloth. The complete set, as new condition as received from the publisher, a couple of …

  • # 32642

    LOW, Reg (words & music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Ukulele dream girl.

    Words & music by Reg. Low. Arrangement for ‘banjulele’ banjo and ukulele by Kel Keech. Cover: A new haunting Hawaiian fox-trot song. Sung by Iza Crossley and Jock Thompson of Pat Hanna’s “Diggers” Costume Comedy Co. / Featured by Queenie & David Kaili with Kaai’s Hawaiian Troubadors / Delightfully featured by Jack Blake on Columbia …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …