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  • # 26008

    [BATEMAN, Albert, attributed]

    [NEW GUINEA] Manuscript diary of a Seventh Day Adventist missionary in Central Province, Papua, January – September 1927.

    Contained in: Woods’ Australian Diary, 1927. Sydney : John Andrew, [1926]. Octavo (200 x 125 mm), original cloth backed papered boards with printed advertisements (light staining), upper board with owner’s faint inscription in ink ‘S. D. A. Bisiatabu’; pp 16, [1], [104], [13]; with entries in pencil or ink for most days between 1 January and …

  • # 26005

    81ST AIR DEPOT GROUP [USAAF]

    [QUEENSLAND; NEW GUINEA] 81st Air Depot Group. Christmas, 1944 greeting card.

    [Brisbane, Qld.?] : s.n., 1944. Folding card (158 x 89 mm), printed on 3 sides; front with colour illustration of the 81st Air Depot Group chapel at Finschhafen, New Guinea; inside with vignette portraits of chaplains Kenneth Urquhart and Walton Sullivan, and the Chaplains’ Message; verso with handwritten message ‘To all, love Gail’; in very …

  • # 26003

    ORIENT STEAM NAVIGATION CO., LTD.

    The Orient Steam Navigation Company, Limited. Prospectus.

    London : The Orient Steam Navigation Co., Ltd., 13 Fenchurch Avenue, E.C., [1880]. Folio (420 x 265 mm) bifolium, 3 pp, folding to 265 x 105 mm with printed title to outer side; original share application form still loosely enclosed; outer side a little dusty, but a near fine example. ‘The Orient Steam Navigation Company …

  • # 26049

    HUCKETT, Joyce; LUCHT, Ramona

    [NEW GUINEA] Dewa kahihina = Culture book

    / Text by Goodenough authors ; edited by Joyce Huckett and Ramona Lucht, assisted by Adilo’s Awadoudo ; illustrations by Goodenough artists. Ukarumpa, P.N.G. : Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1976. Square octavo (207 x 168 mm), pictorial stiff wrappers, 152 pp, b/w line illustrations; text in Iduna and English; a very good copy; from The Papuan …

  • # 26018

    LANYON-ORGILL, Peter A.

    [NEW GUINEA] A dictionary of the Mailu language.

    Edited and enlarged from the researches of the Rev. W. J. V. Saville and the Comte d’Argigny by Peter A. Lanyon-Orgill … With a foreword by Ernst Schwarzenburg … London : Luzac & Co., 1944. Octavo (215 x 140 mm), original printed blue wrappers (sunned, upper wrapper with nick at bottom edge, spine with paper …

  • # 26016

    [SAVILLE, W. J. V., 1873-1946, translator]

    [MISSIONS; NEW GUINEA] Iesu Keriso ena evanelia : Mareko ena sarosiana, Mailu riba sarogiriaio. (Presentation copy)

    [Gospel of Mark in the Mailu language]. Sydney : British and Foreign Bible Society, 1907. Octavo (175 x 125 mm), limp black morocco (edges and spine rubbed) with gilt stamped title to front ‘Mareko’; a significant presentation copy inscribed on the first blank by the translator, missionary William James Viritahitemauvai Saville: ‘Miss Jones. With happy memories of …

  • # 26096

    LITHGOW, David and LITHGOW, Daphne (compilers)

    [NEW GUINEA] Dobu-English school dictionary

    / compiled by David and Daphne Lithgow, based on the work of Rev J. Dixon and Rev. R. V. Grant. Ukarumpa, PNG : Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1998. Edition of 1000 copies. Small octavo (170 x 125 mm), original cloth backed printed stiff wrappers, pp 142; a fine copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles …

  • # 24937

    FitzGerald, Don (editor)

    The Pacifica House Hawaii cook book

    Honolulu : Pacifica House, 1965. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 96, illustrated. Sixties kitsch at its finest.

  • # 24897

    [PATTERSON, Samuel]

    A narrative of the adventures, sufferings and privations of Samuel Patterson,

    A native of Rhode Island, experienced by him in several voyages to various parts of the world, embracing a short account of the numerous places visited by him in his eventful life, and a particular description of the manners, customs etc. of the people of the Sandwich & Fejee Islands. Providence [Rhode Island] : printed …

  • # 26002

    ORIENT STEAM NAVIGATION CO., LTD.

    Memorandum and Articles of Association of The Orient Steam Navigation Company, Limited.

    At head of title: Company limited by shares. Incorporated 12th February, 1878. London : Printed by Waterlow Bros. & Layton, Birchin Lane and Lime Street, E.C., [1878]. First edition. Foolscap folio (330 x 200 mm), original printed pink wrappers (somewhat dusty, old vertical fold, paper split at head of spine), stitched, pp 19; internally clean. …

  • # 26012

    TENNANT, D.

    In the track of the native.

    [Sydney] : T. Tennant, 1944. Fourth edition, revised. Small quarto (240 x 185 mm), pictorial wrappers (sunned at top edge), staple bound, 49 pp; an extended photographic essay focusing on the indigenous cultures of northern Australia (Arnhem Land and Far North Queensland) and New Guinea; b/w illustrations throughout reproducing photographs from the author’s own collection …

  • # 25798

    SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE

    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Pipiya gunaguna ba giu pipiyisi asi buka.

    Catechism book in the Mukawa language, British New Guinea. Cover title: Giu Mukawai. London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1905. First (and only?) edition. Duodecimo (167 x 108 mm), original tan-coloured buckram over boards with black lettering to upper board, title page with discreet old wet stamp of the Edinburgh Free Church College, 45 pp, …

  • # 25778

    SMITH, Staniforth

    Australia and the New Hebrides

    Reprint from Sydney Daily Telegraph of an article by Senator Staniforth Smith, and extracts from the Australian and French press. Sydney : Daily Telegraph, 1904. Octavo, lettered wrappers (chip to upper corner), pp. 20, very good.

  • # 25394

    HOUGH, Richard

    Captain Bligh & Mr. Christian : the men and the mutiny

    London : London : Hutchinson, 1972. Octavo, boards in dustjacket (slightly creased), pp. 320, illustrated.

  • # 26014

    Catholic Mission, Yule Island, Papua

    [MISSIONS; NEW GUINEA] Deo Nahuna ‘ara-bamauri hauna, Jesu-Christo. Roro dialect.

    [=The life of Jesus Christ]. Ex Portu Leonis [i.e. Port Léon, Yule Island], printed by Paul Roussel, Alan Miria & John Auo, Mission Printers, 1950. Series title: Kupa taearana 2. Octavo, fine printed palm leaf wrappers, stitched, pale foxing to extremities, 50 pp, illustrated. Text in Roro dialect. Roro is an Austronesian language spoken by …

  • # 26013

    ESCHLIMANN, Henri

    [MISSIONS; NEW GUINEA] Tsitsifa douna. Part One.

    [=Morality poems in the Kuni language]. Oba-Oba, Papua : Catholic Mission, November 1945. Octavo, printed wrappers (detached, moderately foxed), roneo, 42 pp, pale foxing throughout and small amount of insect damage at edges. Short texts by the Catholic missionary and linguist Henri Eschlimann, written in verse (or at least, rhyming prose) in Kuni, a Malayo-Polynesian …