• # 24732

    FORSTER, Georg (1754-1794)

    Cook, the discoverer

    Sydney : Hordern House, 2007. Australian Maritime Museum Series No 6. One of 1000 copies bound in quarter tan kangaroo with speckled papered sides. Small quarto, frontispiece plate, pp 276; includes an introductory essay by Nigel Erskine,  facsimile of the original German book, followed by an English translation; a fine copy. The German naturalist and …

  • # 24177

    JUKES, J. Beete (1811 - 1869)

    Narrative of the surveying voyage of H.M.S. Fly,

    commanded by Captain F.P. Blackwood, in Torres Strait, New Guinea and other islands of the Eastern Archipelago, during the years 1842-1846 : together with an excursion into the interior of the eastern part of Java. London : T. &​ W. Boone, 1847. Two volumes, contemporary full tan calf (edges rubbed), spine in compartments with contrasting …

  • # 24194

    [WILDER, Joseph Warrin, attributed]; HYAMS, John (publisher)

    Studio portrait of two young Aboriginal men. Early 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 106 x 65 mm (mount), 82 x 57 mm (image), verso with imprint of Hyams’ Portrait Rooms, 67 Collins Street, East, Melbourne; fine condition. Based on comparison with a very similar portrait (see Bitter Fruit, p. 235) it is highly likely that this photograph was taken by Joseph Warrin …

  • # 23900

    Maker unknown.

    [MICROSCOPE SLIDE] Precious Opal. Australia.

    [United Kingdom : s.n., circa 1900]. Glass microscope slide, 75 x 25 mm, the mount with original label printed ‘Mineral’ and with contemporary manuscript caption in ink ‘Precious Opal. Australia’; in fine condition. An attractive microscope slide containing thousands of opal fragments, most likely from New South Wales, Queensland or South Australia.  

  • # 24044


    Marvels of the Great Barrier Reef North Australia and New Guinea.

    Chatswood, NSW : Thomas Tennant, [c.1940]. Small quarto (240 x 185 mm), pictorial stiff wrappers (mild corner creasing and some pale foxing to lower wrapper), staple bound, pp 50, b/w photographic illustrations of marine life and native fauna throughout, with full page illustrations on inside wrappers; a couple of leaves with toning, else internally very …

  • # 23919


    W. &​ A.K. Johnstons’ map of New Guinea.

    Also titled: New Guinea or Papua. Edinburgh : W. &​ A.K. Johnston, [c.1885]; Folding lithographed map with coloured outlines, dissected and laid on linen, 240 x 310 mm (sheet 320 x 400 mm), housed in the original blue cloth boards with gilt-stamped title to front, original owner’s name ‘Marryat’ to inside front board; a fine example; from …

  • # 24170

    DIGGLES, Silvester (1817-1880)

    The ornithology of Australia, by Silvester Diggles. Four original parts, 24 plates, in publisher’s wrappers.

    Brisbane : Printed for the author by T.P. Pugh, [circa 1865 – 66]. Four parts (out of a total of twenty-one, these are numbers 2; 3; 7; 8, numbered in pen), folio, publisher’s wrappers (edges chipped, dusty, a couple of blind stamps) each containing 6 hand-coloured lithographed plates, heightened with gum arabic, each with an accompanying …

  • # 23644

    FRIEND, Donald (1914-1989)

    “Rouseabout” : the original typed draft of an unpublished novel by Australian artist Donald Friend.

    Foolscap folio typescript, approximately 275 pages (double-spaced), gathered into 23 numbered and titled chapters (one with an alternative version), each with separate pagination, stapled at top corners, with Friend’s manuscript corrections and revisions throughout; contained in a manila folder with manuscript title to front in Friend’s hand: “Rouseabout.” Novel.; the paper has an expected amount …

  • # 23910

    HADDON, Alfred C. (Cort) (1855-1940)

    [TORRES STRAIT] Environment and cultural progress among primitive peoples. (Inscribed by Alfred Haddon).

    The Herbertson Memorial Lecture delivered in London, October 26th, 1927. Newtown, U.K. : The Montgomeryshire Express Ltd. [for the author], [1927?]. Tall octavo (245 x 153 mm), original printed wrappers (toned, lower wrapper chipped at top edge), a presentation copy inscribed on the upper wrapper by the author, distinguished Cambridge anthropologist Alfred Cort Haddon, for Dr. …

  • # 23762

    POLAND, W. (Wilhelm) (1866-1955)

    [HOPE VALE MISSION, CAPE YORK] Die Arbeit der Neuen-Dettelsauer Mission in Australien : aus meinem Privat-und Missionsleben im nördlichen Queensland.

    Lose Blätter. 3. Heft. [=The work of the Neuen-Dettelsauer Mission in Australia: from my private and mission life in North Queensland]. Nürnberg, Germany : Druchereigenoffenschaft “Noris”, 1907. First edition. Series: Neuendettelsauer Missionshauses ; nr. 11. Octavo (205 x 135 mm), original pictorial yellow wrappers (upper wrapper foxed and detached, as is the title page), pp …

  • # 24185

    MACDONALD, Alexander (1878-1939)

    In the land of pearl and gold : a pioneer’s wanderings in the backblocks and pearling grounds of Australia and New Guinea

    London : Blackie, 1907. First edition.  Octavo, gilt-illustrated cloth (spine faded), top edge gilt, a blank preliminary removed, frontispiece, pp. viii; [iv]; 318, occasional scattered foxing, else very good. The author’s adventures mining and pearling in Australia and New Guinea. Includes extensive racist commentary on indigenous Australians in central and northern Australia as well as …

  • # 23455

    KEYSTONE VIEW COMPANY (publishers)

    A home of the Australian Aborigines of Queensland, the Most Primitive People on Earth.

    [Title from printed caption on mount]. [Between 1910 and 1920]. Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each image 78 x 78 mm, mount 86 x 177 mm, recto with printed caption A home of the Australian Aborigines of Queensland, the Most Primitive People on Earth, publishers’ sequence numbers and imprint of Keystone View Company, Manufacturers Publishers, Made …

  • # 24265

    GRAHAM-STEWART, Michael; McWHANNELL, Francis; DICKSON, Jonathan

    Bitter fruit : Australian photographs to 1963

    Melbourne : Michael Graham-Stewart, 2017. Quarto (285 x 230 mm), cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket, 280 pp, illustrated in colour throughout with hundreds of photographs documenting the collision of Indigenous Australian and European cultures; the photographs, ranging in date from the 1850s to the 1960s and taken in every region of Australia, represent some …

  • # 23808

    ROGERS, Edgar

    A pioneer of New Guinea : the story of Albert Alexander Maclaren

    Westminster : SPG (Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts), 1920. First Edition. Octavo, original red cloth over gilt-stamped boards (rubbed, spine faded), pp viii, 172 pages, with 15 photographic plates; mild spotting to edges and endpapers, else a very clean and sound copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), …

  • # 23777


    Sotheby’s Aboriginal Art. Melbourne, 26-27 July 2004.

    Melbourne : Sotheby’s, 2004. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), illustrated stiff wrappers, pp 3162, auction catalogue with 595 lots, most illustrated in colour; artefacts, bark paintings and contemporary Indigenous art; a very good copy.

  • # 23776


    Sotheby’s Aboriginal Art. Melbourne, 25 July 2005.

    Melbourne : Sotheby’s, 2005. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), illustrated stiff wrappers, pp 272, auction catalogue with 306 lots, all illustrated in colour; artefacts, bark paintings and contemporary Indigenous art; includes index of artists; a very good copy.