• # 25365

    BAILLY, Jean-Sylvain (1736-1793)

    [COOK ELEGY] Éloge du Capitaine Cook.

    Pages [319]-348 in the first volume of: Discours et Mémoires, par l’auteur de l’Histoire de l’astronomie. Paris: Chez de Bure l’aîné, 1790. Two volumes, octavo, contemporary half calf over marbled papered boards, spine with gilt ornament and contrasting red and green morocco title and volume labels, pp [VIII], 454; [IV], 434, with 1 folding engraved plate; a …

  • # 25410

    Queensland Government Tourist Bureau

    South coast : the Riviera of Queensland.

    [Cover title]. Brisbane : Queensland Government Tourist Bureau – S.G. Reid, Government Printer, [c.1960]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, staple bound, [18] pp, illustrated in b/w and colour, lower wrapper with map, a fine copy. Tourism in Southport, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Mermaid Beach, Burleigh Heads, Currumbin, Coolangatta, Tweed Heads, Tugun, Binna Burra, Tamborine Mountain, Beechmont, Springbrook, and …

  • # 25332


    [NEW GUINEA; THURSDAY ISLAND; MISSIONS] Album des missions de la Nouvelle-Guinée / confiées a la Société des Missionnaires du Sacré-Coeur

    At foot of title page: En vente au Pèlerinage de Notre-Dame du Sacré-Cœur, à Issoudun. Paris : D. Dumoulin, [1897?]. Small oblong quarto (165 x 250 mm), original blue papered boards blind-stamped in silver and red (upper board with some discoloration at fore-edge), 29 pp (history of the Sacred Heart Missions in New Guinea, by …

  • # 24946

    VRHOVEC, Ivan

    Australija in nje otoki. [Australia and its Islands.]

    Celôvec [i.e. Klagenfurt] : Družba sv. Mohorja, 1899. First edition. Octavo (205 x 130 mm), original pictorial wrappers (very lightly foxed), pp [ii], 224 pp, wood engraved illustrations throughout, maps; text in Slovenian; clean and sound, a near fine copy. This somewhat obscure book was printed at the press of the Catholic St. Mohor Society …

  • # 24982

    HILL, Ernestine

    The great Australian loneliness

    Melbourne : Robertson and Mullens, 1942 (second edition). Octavo, cloth in dustjacket (edges chipped, small areas of loss), pp. 346, illustrations. Scarce travel account by the female traveller. Includes content of indigenous Australians, gold and opal mining, and outback communities. “The Great Australian Loneliness is the story of Ernestine Hill’s remarkable wanderings through the Australian …

  • # 24909


    Australia for the farm labourer.

    Melbourne : Minister for Markets and Migration, April 1926. (Date of issue printed on inside front wrapper). Octavo (217 x 137 mm), pictorial wrappers featuring a design by Harold Herbert (front and back), 24 pp, b/w photographic illustrations, double-page map; bottom corners of text leaves creased (one leaf with torn corner), a few old paper-clip …

  • # 24910


    Australia for the British boy.

    [Melbourne : Minister for Markets and Migration, 1926?]. Octavo (217 x 137 mm), pictorial wrappers featuring a design by Harold Herbert (front and back), 23 pp, b/w photographic illustrations, double-page map; a few old paper-clip rust marks to top margins, else very good. Trove locates four examples with London imprint and different dates – 1925, …

  • # 25298

    PIGOTT, Louis J.

    The bird man of Brisbane : Silvester Diggles and his ornithology of Australia

    Brisbane. : Boolarong Press, 2010. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. xii; 214, illustrated. ‘When Silvester Diggles arrived in 1855 there was little artistic or scientific talent in the small frontier town of Brisbane. By the time of his death in 1880, his paramount legacy was a large book on Australian birds, profusely illustrated with hand-coloured lithographs. …

  • # 24711

    STEELE, J. G.

    Conrad Martens in Queensland : the frontier travels of a colonial artist

    Brisbane : University of Queensland Press, 1978. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 150, illustrated. Biographical sketch; Martens visit to the Brisbane area and Darling Downs; notes on and illustrations of his sketches and paintings including a few depicting Aboriginal inhabitants

  • # 25127

    JUDE, Philp

    Past time : Torres Strait Islander material from the Haddon Collection, 1888-1905

    A National Museum of Australia exhibition from the University of Cambridge. Canberra : National Museum of Australia, 2001. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. x; 53, illustrated. Exhibition of Torres Strait Islander objects collected by Alfred Cort Haddon and Cambridge University researchers reflecting Torres Strait Islander beliefs, languages and practices; housed at the Cambridge University Museum …

  • # 24792

    FINN, J. T.

    Charleville centenary celebrations, November, 1947

    [Charleville, Qld. : Celebrations Committee], 1947. Printed by R. G. Gillies & Co., Brisbane. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (short tear), pp. 100, errata slip, illustrations, internally fine. Rare souvenir booklet from the central Queensland township.

  • # 24827

    Gallop, Alexa

    The bush engineer. Early road construction and development in Northern and Western Queensland. (Signed copy)

    Cairns : A. E. & R. D. Gallop, 1979. Octavo, boards in dust jacket, ff. x, [1], pp. 133; (8), illustrated. Signed by R. D. Gallop to half-title and Alexa Gallop to title page.

  • # 24723

    LANDSBOROUGH, William (1825-1886)

    Journal of Landsborough’s expedition from Carpentaria, in search of Burke & Wills

    With a map showing his route. Melbourne : F. F. Bailliere, 1862. Octavo, lettered pink papered cards, cloth spine (edges worn), lithographed frontispiece (water stain), large lithographed folding map (showing the tracks of various explorers), pp. 128. First edition, one of a number of variants, of the account of Landsborough in his search for the …

  • # 24716


    Hayman for the layman : an irreverent but informative study

    Illustrated by Peter Russell-Clarke. Hayman Island, Qld. : [Hayman Island Resort?], 1965. Fourth impression. Duodecimo, illustrated cards, pp. 36, illustrated. A charming handbook to the luxury resort in the Whitsundays, built by Reg Ansett in the 1950s and a classic of Australian kitsch tourist ephemera. Surprisingly rare, with a single example (in the National Library …

  • # 25010

    Catholic Mission, Yule Island, British New Guinea

    [MISSIONS; NEW GUINEA; THURSDAY ISLAND] Deo maeiarima ohi te baiai kikipana

    [Stories from the Old Testament and passages from the New Testament in Roro dialect]. Thursday Island [Qld.] : Roman Catholic Mission Printing, 1902. First (and only) edition. Octavo, printed wrappers (detached), stitched, 243 pp, illustrated, contents clean and sound. Roro is an Austronesian language spoken by three tribal groups on the New Guinea mainland and …

  • # 24921


    Marree and the tracks beyond in black and white : commemorating the centenary of Marree 1883-1983.

    [Marree, S. Aust.] : L. Litchfield, 1983. First (and only) edition. Small quarto (245 x 180 mm), pictorial papered boards (mild wear to corners and edges),  pp ix, 198; profusely illustrated with b/w photographs, maps and tables; light foxing to edges and first and last few leaves, but a good copy. The story of the …