"OLD FRIEND OF HIS"
London : C.H. Kelly, n.d. [c.1898]. Small octavo, original decorated cloth boards (rubbed), front free-endpaper with a school prize inscription dated 1898, 64 pp, illustrated, a very good copy. Scarce. The story of Sefanaia Mbilavuthu, told by an anonymous Methodist missionary. Copies are recorded in three Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of …
[London, circa 1800]. Copperplate engraving, 165 x 215 mm (plateline), printed signature lower right, a fine impression. A reduced version by Grainger of Webber's scene of the death of Cook, at the moment of his dramatic murder in Hawaii.
[WEBBER, John, c.1752-1793, artist]; URBAN, Sylvanus
London : Printed by J. Nichols, for D. Henry, late of St. John's Gate, July 1784. “Being the first number of vol. LIV part II.” Octavo, disbound, frontispiece folding copper engraved plate (margins with some toning, otherwise fine), sheet 215 x 260 mm, plate 185 x 240 mm, after John Webber, A Canoe of the …
SMALL, Rev. A.J. & DEANE, Rev. W. (editors)
Suva : [Methodist Mission Press], 1912. Twelve bound issues: nos. 73-84, January – December, 1912. Small quarto, contemporary cloth backed marbled papered card (rubbed), front hinge weakened, pastedowns marked, pp 1-144, all issues complete, each featuring a pictorial masthead and head- and tailpieces with traditional designs; flecking to top and fore-edges, otherwise very clean. Text …
London : John William Parker, West Strand, 1833. Quarto, disbound, 8pp, printed in double columns, a fine copy. Includes the third part of an article titled Polynesia, an account of the first missionaries in Tahiti (five columns; with woodcuts of a Hawaiian burial ground and an outrigger canoe).
London : John William Parker, West Strand, 1832. Quarto, disbound, 8pp, printed in double columns, illustrated, a fine copy. Includes an article titled Funeral in Otaheite, Joseph Banks' eyewitness account of an event in 1769 (one column); and an illustrated article titled Captain Cook, which describes the death of Cook and then goes on to …
London : Street & Co., 1886. Octavo, original blue pebbled boards with gilt lettering to front (rubbed, spine faded and with collection number in large numerals), front pastedown and title with rubber stamps of the Mechanics' Institute, Rushworth, collection label of Rollo Hammet, front free-endpaper inscribed 'Forwarded by the Secretary of the public Library, 7th …
WARD, F.P. and WARD, M.L.
Warburton, Vic : Signs publishing Co, [c.1950]. Oblong octavo, publisher's pictorial wrappers (lightly marked, old tape reinforcement along spine), ownership signature to title, 63 pp, photographic illustrations, internally clean and sound. Copies are recorded in two Australian collections (University of Queensland Library; State Library of New South Wales).
[ADAMS, William Henry Davenport]
A description of the scenery, animal and vegetable life, people, and physical wonders of the islands in the Eastern sea. With sixty illustrations and a map. London : T. Nelson and Sons, 1880. Octavo, gilt-illustrated cloth (bright and sharp), prize label to front pastedown, all edges gilt, pp. 576, illustrated. Includes chapters on Java, Sumatra, …
/ ai vakaro i Jisu kivei ira na Bete ni Lotu Katolika. [Catholic Missal. Fijian]. Lyon : Imprimerie Vitte & Perrussel, 1888. Octavo, original blind blocked full leather, gilt (boards rubbed, worn at corners), spine lettered in gilt (worn at head and tail and along outer hinges), decorative lining papers, first blank with wet stamp …
BURNS, PHILP & CO., LTD.
Cover title: Sout Sea islands. Sydney : Burns, Philp & Co., Ltd., . Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, staple bound,  pp, printed in black and orange and illustrated with black and white photographic plates, includes itineraries for tours to Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, New Hebrides (Vanuatu) and Lorde Howe and Norfolk Island; a fine …
PEMBROKE, George Herbert Earl of, 1850-1895; KINGSLEY, George Henry, 1827-1892.
London : Richard Bentley and Son, 1872. First edition. Octavo, original blind blocked red cloth boards (rubbed) with gilt vignette to upper board and gilt lettering and vignette to spine, front paste-down with bookseller's label of J.W. Kolckmann, London, and twentieth century bookplate of the Knuthenborg collection, pp 310, 12 (advertisements), decorative head- and tailpieces, …
BIRD, Isabella L.
Sandwich Islands. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1882. Fifth edition. Octavo, fine original brown cloth boards with gilt stamped vignette to upper board, spine with gilt lettering and rule, patterned endpapers, frontispiece illustration of Kilauea volcano, 318 pp,  lithographed illustrations, folding map, a very good copy. A single copy of the fifth U.S. …
HART & CO.
[Cover title]. Honolulu, HI : Hart & Co., [c.1885]. Oblong duodecimo, original cloth backed red pebbled boards with blind gilt lettering and design (rubbed), containing concertina foldout with  (of  called for) panels of leporello views and scenes of Hawaii, including a 2 panel panorama of Honolulu; Throne Room, Iolani Palace; Waikiki and Diamond …
COURTENAY, John (1738-1816), attributed
Translated by T.Q.Z. Esq. Professor of the Otaheite language in Dublin, and of all the languages of the undiscovered islands in the South Sea. London : John Almon, 1774. Fourth edition. Ferguson, 3916. [BOUND WITH] An Epistle from Mr. Banks, Voyager, Monster Hunter and Amoroso to Oberea, Queen of Otaheite. Transfused by A.B.C. Esq. Second …
CHAMBERS, Rev. Harold
with lists of useful sentences and phrases, sets of exercises, and a comprehensive vocabulary. Suva : Methodist Mission Press, . Octavo, original cloth backed printed boards, 74 pp, mild foxing to the outer leaves, a very good copy.
Series: Papers of the Hawaiian Historical Society, no. 1. Octavo, original printed wrappers (chipped at head and tail of spine, nick to fore-edge of wrappers and all pages), 10 pp, internally clean and sound. A single copy is recorded in Australian collections (State Library of Queensland).
RAVENSTEIN, Ernst George (designer); TURNER, Thomas (lithographer)
London : J. Reynolds, 1855. Complete set of four lithographic prints with hand colouring, each comprising a double sheet on linen backing, as issued, each double sheet 495 x 725 mm, large generic titles in bold across upper margins: Sheet 1 'Monosyllabic Group – Turanians'; Sheet 2 'Caucasian – Persian – Indian – African'; Sheet …
France. Ministère des affaires étrangères.
Paris : Imprimerie nationale, 1887. Foolscap folio, printed yellow wrappers (lower wrapper almost detached), 65 pp, a very clean copy. Text in French and English. Copies of diplomatic despatches, from the 1870s and 1880s, relating to the New Hebrides and Tahiti. Two copies are recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of …
BLACKMAN, William Fremont
New York : Macmillan, 1899. First edition. Large octavo, publisher's brown cloth boards rubbed), spine with gilt lettering, top edges gilt, pp 266,  publisher's advertisement. edges flecked, scattered foxing.
KING, Henry (1855-1900); [ANDREW, Thomas]
Circa 1890. Photographic glass magic lantern slide, 82 x 82 mm, contemporary manuscript inscriptions to the mount, 'Samoan Chief' / 'H. King Sydney', in very good condition. A fine portrait of the Samoan paramount chief, Mata'afa Iosefa (1832-1912). Although this image was sold commercially by the Sydney photographer Henry King, it was in fact taken …
WEST, Rev. Thomas
to the Friendly Islands and their dependencies. London :James Nisbet & Co., 1865. First edition. Large octavo, original blind-blocked maroon cloth boards, spine with gilt lettering and ornament (heavily rubbed), frontispiece portrait of George Tubou, King of the Friendly Islands (detached), 500 pp, 2 colour maps (one folding), extensive appendices on the Tonguese language, internally …
South Pacific Commission; Solomon Islands. Education Dept.
/ illustrated by Teararoa Ariki from the work of Ola Reeve. Honiara : Printed and published for the Education Department, British Solomon Islands Protectorate, by the South Pacific Commission Literature Production Training Centre, 1960. Octavo, pictorial wrappers (spine and edges sunned), 26 pp, colour illustrations in red, green and black ink, a good copy. An anthology of …
Albumen print photograph in carte de visite format, 105 x 64 mm, verso with imprint of 'E. Pollard & Co., 221 Lygon Street, near Farraday [sic] St., Carlton' and contemporary inscription in ink 'Stevens' [?]; both the print and mount are in fine condition. This dapper Polynesian gentleman, who is most likely Samoan, was photographed …
EDWARD STANFORD LTD.
London : Edward Stanford, 12, 13 & 14 Long Acre, W.C., [c.1890]. Dissected and folding colour map, linen-backed, 480 x 610 mm, lower right-hand margin printed Stanford's Geographical Establishment; lower left-hand corner printed London Atlas Series, the map in very good condition, mild toning to the margins and a few very light marks; verso of one panel with …
Paris : Editions Tel, 1935. Single sheet, 210 x 270 mm, folded into 4 pp octavo, photographic illustrations of an archaic wooden statue and a stone statue in the collection of the British Museum, front with 'Septembre' crossed out and wet stamped 'Octobre', giving rescheduled release date, front and back with additional contemporary wet stamps …
RIENZI, Louis Grégoire Domeny, de (1789-1843)
Sitten, Gebräuche u.s.w. .… Oceanien. Erster Band. Die Malaienlande. Mikronesien. Stuttgart : E. Schweizerbart, 1837. [One of three volumes]. Octavo, contemporary marbled boards (rubbed, corners bumped), spine with red morocco title label and gilt lettering (worn at head and tail), pp 646,  steel engraved plates,  folding maps at rear, scattered foxing, a very good copy. …
Offprint from: Journal of the Polynesian Society, vol. 55, no. 4, December, 1946. Wellington, N.Z. : The Polynesian Society, . Octavo, printed wrappers, an ex-library copy (N.Y. State Library and Otago University Library stamps to front), stapled, pp 243-262, illustrated with line drawings, tiny amount of loss to top corners of first few leaves, otherwise …
KRUGER, Fred (1831-1888); CAIRE, Nicholas John (1837-1918) et al.
Between 1880 and 1885. A fine nineteenth century travel album of commercially produced photographs. Large quarto, 300 x 240 mm, full pigskin with tooled decoration and gilt rule, owner’s name ‘Frederick Brock’ inscribed on the decorative title page, containing 48 large format albumen print photographs (average size approximately 210 x 150 mm), mounted back-to-back on …
Nouméa: Imprimeries Réunies, 1942. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, 32 pp, mostly illustrations, a very good copy. Unrecorded in Australian collections.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY (U.S.).
/ prepared in the Map Department of the National Geographic Society for the National Geographic magazine, Gilbert Grosvenor, editor. Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society (for the National Geographic Magazine), . Colour map, scale 1:22,375,000, drawn by Albert H. Bumstead and James M. Darley, 480 x 630 mm, folding to 245 x 160 mm, linen …
DEEKEN, Richard, 1874-1914
Mit einem Deckelbilde von Hans Deiters, Düsseldorf. Oldenburg [etc.] : Gerhard Stalling, 1901. First edition. Octavo, publisher's printed cloth with pictorial chromolithographed onlay to upper board (tiny loss at bottom apex of triangular design, boards lightly marked), viii, 240 pp, illustrated with half-tone photographic plates;contents clean and bright, a very good copy. Text in German …
FIJI. TOURIST BUREAU.
Suva : Fiji Tourist Bureau, June 1951. Single sheet, 210 x 500 mm, folding to form 8 pp, 210 x 125 mm, illustrated front (lightly marked), map. Unrecorded in Australian collections.
[Cover title]. Concord, N.H. : Rufus Merrill, . Duodecimo, original illustrated wrappers (lightly marked, paper loss around edges of the rear wrapper, water stain to lower right corner of front wrapper and all leaves), stitched, title page printed 'Part IV People of the Old World', 16 pp (some water staining to edges, particularly fore-edge of …
WHITSON, T.W.; [UNION STEAM SHIP CO. OF NEW ZEALAND LTD.]
Dunedin? : Union Steam Ship Co. of New Zealand, . Oblong octavo, illustrated wrappers (short tear front lower left edge), stapled, 22,  pp, illustrated, a good copy. Datable by imprint on rear wrapper ‘J.J.-4-1921’. A scarce and attractive early Fijian travel brochure. Two copies are recorded in Australian collections (State Library of New South …
FIJI PUBLICITY BOARD.
Suva : Fiji Times & Herald [for the Fiji Publicity Board], [circa 1930]. Small quarto, illustrated wrappers (small perforation upper right front), stapled,  pp, illustrated, a clean copy. Scarce. Only two copies are recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of Victoria).
Circa 1868. Albumen print photogrph, carte de visite format, 102 x 61 mm, imprint recto and verso of C. Hewitt, Photographer, Australasian Studio, 95, Swanston Street. Melbourne, a strong albumen print with rich tonal range, small mark to left hand side, the mount very clean. The American merchant ship General Grant was wrecked on the …
Albumen print photograph, 210 x 270 mm, laid down on original album leaf of thin card, contemporary pencilled inscription to lower margin: 'Dufty Bros. Photographers / A view in the native town of Buretta [Bureta], Fiji'; a second contemporary inscription verso reads: 'Fidji [sic]. Dufty Bros.' the albumen print is in fine condition with excellent …
Circa 1900. Albumen print photograph, 150 x 210 mm, laid down on contemporary board mount (some chipping along right hand edge of mount), inscribed in negative at lower edge 2205. The Harbour. Tonga and Kerry. Photo. Sydney. The print is slightly pale but in very good condition. The glass negative of this print is held …
Circa 1915. Gelatin silver print photograph, 85 x 300 mm, laid down on contemporary board with printed label beneath the image, housed in a contemporary frame with Art Nouveau design. Fine. The remote Pacific island of Nauru, lying 300 kilometres to the west of Kiribati (Gilbert Islands), was originally settled by both Micronesian and Polynesian …
Paris : Bernard Grasset, . Sixth edition. Octavo, publisher's pictorial wrappers, 299 pp (mostly unopened), illustrated with black and white photographic plates [32 pp] and line drawings in the text; a very good copy. A comprehensive and richly illustrated survey of the art and culture of Easter Island.
Albumen print photograph,150 x 210 mm, numbered and captioned in negative 2505. Labour men – Rewa River – Fiji, laid down on original board mount with photographer's imprint of Burton, Dunedin at lower right and printed title The Camera in the Coral Islands at lower left, foxing along right hand edge of mount (not affecting image), …
[L. Schaal & Cie.]
Two trade cards. Strassburg i. Els. [Strasbourg] : L. Schaal & Cie. Chocolat Compagnie Francaise, circa 1890. Series: Reise um die Welt in 84 Bildern. Each 60 x 105 mm, recto of each with chromolithograph illustration of a Tahitian native with a fetish statue and Papeete harbour scene, respectively, verso of each with printed advertisements …
LINDEMANN, Johann Gottlieb
im Stande der Roheit und Cultur : von Gott, Religion, und Priesterthum : nebst einer besondern Religionsgeschichte der Aegypter, Perser, Chaldäer, Chinesen. Stendal : bey Franzen und Grosse, 1786 [complete series published 1784-1795]. First edition. Volume three (of seven volume series), octavo, original buff papered boards, spine with printed paper title label, 267 pp. An excellent …
[Liverpool] : [E. and W. Smith, Printers, Pool-Lane], . A very good copy. Playbill, single sheet (285 x 190 mm), advertising a performance of 'The Exile' at the Theatre-Royal, Liverpool, on Thursday September 14th, 1809, and giving notice of a forthcoming performance of 'The Pantomime De la Perouse' the following evening, Friday September 15th, 1809, …
Trade card for Gartmann-Chocolade, Germany, c 1910. Aus den Kolonien, Serie 304, Bild 3 (45 x 95 mm). Verso with printed information in German about Kaiser Wilhelmsland (the northeast portion of New Guinea). The scene shows a native tree house. Good condition.
comprenant les Lois, les Coutumes et les Usages de ces Peuples. Paris : Maradan, An IX – 1801. 2 volumes, octavo, full tree calf, spines with black leather labels and gilt lettering, 486 pp + 506 pp. Ethnographical treatise with sections on the indigenous peoples of all parts of the known world, with the notable …
Paris : Bouasse-Lebel, [c 1860]. Engraved map, 31 x 43cm, with hand colouring, laid on wood and dissected to form a jigsaw puzzle, original backing paper, a few stains, complete. A charming puzzle map of Oceania. The maps were usually unbound sheets from an atlas.