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 , 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 …
LONDON MISSIONARY SOCIETY
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,  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 …
THE RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY
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 …
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 …
SANTA, Elizabeth della
Bruxelles : Musées royaux d’art et d’histoire, . 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 …
[H. PERROT & CIE.?]
[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.
[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 …
LINTON, Ralph, et al.
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.
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.
ANNEAR, Judy et al.
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 …
Edge-Partington, James (1854-1930)
[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, …
COX, James C. (1834-1912)
/ 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, ; occasional spotting and some pencilled marginalia, lower fore-edge margins of leaves with tiny nick, …
FORBES, David W.
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 …
LOW, Reg (words & music)
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 …
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 …
BOLTON, Lissant (and others, editors)
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 …