• # 11623


    [MISSIONS] Old Sefanaia, the Fijian herald / by an 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 …

  • # 11315

    GRAINGER, William

    The Death of Captain Cook at Owhyhee, one of the Sandwich Islands, in the North Pacific Ocean

    [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. 

  • # 11191

    [WEBBER, John, c.1752-1793, artist]; URBAN, Sylvanus

    [COOK] The Gentleman’s Magazine for July, 1784.

    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 …

  • # 11185

    SMALL, Rev. A.J. & DEANE, Rev. W. (editors)

    [FIJI] Ai Tukutuku Vakalotu

    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 …

  • # 11016

    [TAHITI; MISSIONS] Saturday Magazine. No. 87. November 9th, 1833.

    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).

  • # 11015

    [BANKS; COOK] The Saturday Magazine. No. 20. October 27th, 1832.

    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 …

  • # 11007

    BONWICK, James

    French colonies and their resources

    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 …

  • # 10953

    WARD, F.P. and WARD, M.L.

    Come ashore : a peep at Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific

    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). 

  • # 10900

    [ADAMS, William Henry Davenport]

    The Eastern Archipelago

    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, …

  • # 10605

    [FIJI; MISSIONARY] Ai vola ni Lotu Katolika vaka-viti

    / 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 …

  • # 10613


    Tours to the South Sea Islands

    Cover title: Sout Sea islands. Sydney : Burns, Philp & Co., Ltd., [1935]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, [16] 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 …

  • # 9930

    PEMBROKE, George Herbert Earl of, 1850-1895; KINGSLEY, George Henry, 1827-1892.

    South Sea bubbles. By the earl and the doctor

    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, …

  • # 9864

    BIRD, Isabella L.

    The Hawaiian archipelago : six months among the palm groves, coral reefs, and volcanoes of the

    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, [10] lithographed illustrations, folding map, a very good copy. A single copy of the fifth U.S. …

  • # 9857

    HART & CO.

    [LEPORELLO ALBUM] Aloha Honolulu Hawaiian Islands

    [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 [23] (of [24] called for) panels of leporello views and scenes of Hawaii, including a 2 panel panorama of Honolulu; Throne Room, Iolani Palace; Waikiki and Diamond …

  • # 9614

    COURTENAY, John (1738-1816), attributed

    [TAHITI] An epistle from Oberea, Queen of Otaheite, to Joseph Banks, Esq.

    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 …

  • # 9336

    CHAMBERS, Rev. Harold

    Handbook of Fijian language : a simple introduction to the grammar and construction of Fijian,

    with lists of useful sentences and phrases, sets of exercises, and a comprehensive vocabulary. Suva : Methodist Mission Press, [1936]. Octavo, original cloth backed printed boards, 74 pp, mild foxing to the outer leaves, a very good copy.

  • # 8887


    The relations between the Hawaiian Islands and Spanish America in early times.

    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).

  • # 8087

    RAVENSTEIN, Ernst George (designer); TURNER, Thomas (lithographer)

    Varieties of the human species

    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 …

  • # 8468

    France. Ministère des affaires étrangères.

    Documents diplomatiques : affaires des Nouvelles-Hébrides et des Iles-sous-le-Vent de Tahiti

    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 …

  • # 8229

    BLACKMAN, William Fremont

    The making of Hawaii : a study in social evolution

    New York : Macmillan, 1899. First edition. Large octavo, publisher's brown cloth boards rubbed), spine with gilt lettering, top edges gilt, pp 266, [1] publisher's advertisement. edges flecked, scattered foxing.

  • # 8055

    KING, Henry (1855-1900); [ANDREW, Thomas]

    King Mata’afa of Samoa.

    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 …

  • # 8230

    WEST, Rev. Thomas

    [TONGA] Ten years in south-central Polynesia : being reminiscences of a personal mission

    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 …

  • # 7958

    South Pacific Commission; Solomon Islands. Education Dept.

    Journey through the ground and other stories from the Solomon Islands

    / 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 …

  • # 7891


    Photographic portrait of a Polynesian gentleman, Melbourne, circa 1880

    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 …

  • # 7866


    [MAP] The Pacific Islands on Mercator’s Projection

    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 …

  • # 7796

    CHAUVET, Stéphen

    [EASTER ISLAND] L’Ile de Pâques et ses mystères (Prospectus)

    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 …

  • # 7434

    RIENZI, Louis Grégoire Domeny, de (1789-1843)

    Welt-Gemälde-Gallerie; oder, Geschichte und Beschreibung aller Länder und Völker, ihrer Religionen,

    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, [93] steel engraved plates, [2] folding maps at rear, scattered foxing, a very good copy. …

  • # 7419


    Bowling-discs from New Zealand and other parts of Polynesia

    Offprint from: Journal of the Polynesian Society, vol. 55, no. 4, December, 1946. Wellington, N.Z. : The Polynesian Society, [1946]. 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 …

  • # 7162

    KRUGER, Fred (1831-1888); CAIRE, Nicholas John (1837-1918) et al.

    [PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM] Aborigines, Melbourne, Geelong, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand

    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 …

  • # 7193


    New Caledonia illustrated

    Nouméa: Imprimeries Réunies, 1942. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, 32 pp, mostly illustrations, a very good copy. Unrecorded in Australian collections.

  • # 7166


    [MAP] Sovereignty and Mandate boundary lines in 1921 of the islands of the Pacific

    / 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), [1921]. 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 …

  • # 7144

    DEEKEN, Richard, 1874-1914

    Manuia Samoa! : Samoanische Reiseskizzen und Beobachtungen

    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 …

  • # 9483


    [FIJI] Suva : a tourist guide of the town and district

    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.

  • # 6022


    [TAHITI] People of the Old World

    [Cover title]. Concord, N.H. : Rufus Merrill, [1854]. 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 …

  • # 5868


    [FIJI] A day in Suva

    Dunedin? : Union Steam Ship Co. of New Zealand, [1921]. Oblong octavo, illustrated wrappers (short tear front lower left edge), stapled, 22, [4] 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 …

  • # 5867


    How to spend a holiday in Fiji

    Suva : Fiji Times & Herald [for the Fiji Publicity Board], [circa 1930]. Small quarto, illustrated wrappers (small perforation upper right front), stapled, [8] pp, illustrated, a clean copy. Scarce. Only two copies are recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of Victoria).

  • # 5345

    HEWITT, Charles

    [MARITIME] Joseph and Mary Ann Jewell, survivors of the shipwreck of the General Grant

    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 …

  • # 5324


    A view in the native town of Buretta, Fiji

    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 …

  • # 4279

    KERRY, Charles

    The harbour. Tonga.

    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 …

  • # 3333

    Photographer unknown.

    Panoramic photograph of Nauru, or Pleasant Island

    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 …

  • # 3015

    LAVACHERY, Henry

    [EASTER ISLAND] Ile de Pâques

    Paris : Bernard Grasset, [1935]. 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.

  • # 2963


    [FIJI] Labour men – Rewa River – Fiji

    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), …

  • # 2785

    [L. Schaal & Cie.]

    [TRADE CARDS; TAHITI] Eingeborener beim Fetischdienst / Ankunft im Hafen von Papeete

    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 …

  • # 2601

    LINDEMANN, Johann Gottlieb

    [TAHITI; NATIVE AMERICAN RELIGION] Geschichte der Meinungen älterer und neuerer Völker,

    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 …

  • # 1924

    [FAWCETT, John]

    [LA PEROUSE] The Pantomime De la Perouse.

    [Liverpool] : [E. and W. Smith, Printers, Pool-Lane], [1809]. 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, …

  • # 1761


    [ADVERTISING; NEW GUINEA] Baumhaus, Neu-Guinea

    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.

  • # 1313

    SANE, A.M.

    [ETHNOGRAPHY] Tableau historique, topographique et moral, des peuples des quatre parties du monde;

    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 …

  • # 392

    Oceanie et Australie cinquieme partie du monde

    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.