• # 31181

    HENRICY, Casimir (1814-1900)

    Album pittoresque d’un voyage autour du monde exécuté par ordre du Gouvernement Francais.

    Paris : Charles Noblet, [1883]. Oblong quarto, red patterned cloth with embossed and gilt pictorial design, spine with gilt lettering (rebacked), all edges gilt, pp 1-8 [text] and 25 leaves with engravings by de Laplante from drawings by Paris; scattered foxing. The circumnavigation by Admiral Paris in the Artémis took place between 1837 and 1840. …

  • # 31156

    JONES, Rhys

    The Tasmanian Aboriginal in Art

    Hobart : Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 1976. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (slightly creased), pp. 24, illustrated. Text by Rhys Jones. Catalogue of 115 works, including works by Arago, Bock, Becker, Dowling, Duterrau, Glover, Gould, Lesueur, Simkinson de Wesselow, Webber and photographs by Nixon, Winter, Woolley, and others.

  • # 30735

    After George Frankland (British, 1800–1838)

    Governor Davey’s Proclamation to the Aborigines, 1816.

    [Circa 1890]. Watercolour and ink on paper, 400 x 235 mm (image), 460 x 290 mm (sheet), with calligraphic caption in black ink at head of image (erroneously attributing the Proclamation to Governor Davey) surmounting four illustrations separated by ink-ruled lines; these pictorial sequences are intended to be read from bottom to top, and they …

  • # 30835


    Australia : general information

    Melbourne : Australian National Travel Association (Printed at The Specialty Press), March 1939. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers with designs by James Northfield (the lower wrapper features his bird’s-eye view of Sydney Harbour including the Bridge), staple bound, 20 pp, with b/w photographic illustrations throughout, double-page colour map at centre showing shipping routes to Australia …

  • # 30665

    ROBERTSON, E. Graeme

    Early Buildings of Southern Tasmania

    Melbourne : Georgian House, 1970. Two volumes, quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjackets (a couple of very small marks), illustrated endpapers, pp. [x]; 189; [vi]; 191 – 418, extensively illustrated, a fine set.  

  • # 30173

    VANCOUVER, George (1757-1798)

    A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and round the world;

    in which the coast of North-West America has been carefully examined and accurately surveyed. Undertaken by his Majesty’s command principally with a view to ascertain the existence of any navigable communication between the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans; and performed in the year 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, in the Discovery sloop …

  • # 30697

    FLINDERS, Matthew (1774-1814)

    Observations upon the marine barometer, made during the examination of the coasts of New Holland and New South Wales, in the years 1801, 1802, and 1803.

    Contained within: Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London for the year MDCCVI. Part II. London : printed by W. Bulmer, 1806. Quarto, original plain blue wrappers, pp. iv; 239 – 473; [8]; 12 engraved plates (some folding), the plates foxed but the text clean, all edges uncut and a little dusty, a fine …

  • # 30387

    Photographer unknown.

    [TASMANIA] The administrative board of the Fern Tree Bower, near Huon Road at the foot of Mt. Wellington, Hobart. Late 1880s.

    Albumen print photograph, 180 x 210 mm, mounted on its original 19th-century album page, with inscription in ink beneath the image ‘Fern tree board’ (apparently in reference to the three gentlemen posing at left, who presumably were the public servants responsible for the Fern Tree Bower); a strong print in good condition. Note: the print …

  • # 29804

    HARRIS, John (1667?-1719)

    Navigantium atque itinerantium bibliotheca, or, A complete collection of voyages and travels : consisting of above six hundred of the most authentic writers …

    Containing whatever has been observed worthy of notice in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America … the climate, soil and produce … of each country: likewise the religion, manners, and customs … To which is prefixed a copious introduction, comprehending the rise and progress of the art of navigation … together with the invention and use …

  • # 30098


    Australasia. Correspondence relating to Chinese immigration into the Australian colonies, with a Return of Acts passed by the Legislatures of those Colonies and of Canada and British Columbia on the subject.

    London : Printed for His Majesty’s Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1888. Folio (330 mm), printed blue wrappers (a little chipped at edges, paper loss along spine), pp x, 87; a few pencilled annotations, but a very clean copy in the original wrappers.

  • # 30150

    TROLLOPE, Anthony

    Australia and New Zealand.

    Melbourne : George Robertson, 1874. Authorized Australian edition. Thick octavo (225 x 150 mm), gilt-lettered brown cloth (flecked), pp. viii; 691; upper hinge split, internally clean. Chapters on all the Australian colonies, as well as New Zealand, with sections on Aborigines, the gold rush, natural history, religion, education, farming, and much else. Ferguson 17336 (with …

  • # 30071


    The insects of Australia And New Zealand.

    / With eight plates in colour by P. Tillyard. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1926. First edition. Thick octavo (245 mm), publisher’s brown cloth over boards (boards rubbed and marked, spine flecked and softened at head and tail, cloth starting to split mid-way along rear joint), pp. xvi, 560; b/w frontispiece; b/w diagrams throughout, 8 colour …

  • # 30176

    PLOMLEY, N. J. B.

    The Baudin expedition and the Tasmanian Aborigines in 1802.

    Hobart : Blubber Head Press, 1983. Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket, spine slightly faded, a couple of small and minor marks, illustrated endpapers, pp. 245, illustrated, newspaper cutting enclosed. Limited to 1000 signed and numbered copies.

  • # 29197


    Studio portrait of Henry George Grey, 3rd Earl Grey, Secretary for the Colonies. Early 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 98 x 58 mm (mount), verso with imprint of Caldesi, Blanford & Co., Photographers, 13 Pall Mall East, London; the print has lost a little definition but is in very good condition, as is the mount. Photographic portrait of Henry George Grey, 3rd Earl Grey (1802-1894). As Colonial …

  • # 29410


    Santa Claus and the shadow

    Sydney : S. T. Leigh & Co., circa 1892. Quarto, lithographed papered boards, lithographed title page (reproducing the cover). pp. 69, text in sepia with border rule, a fine copy. A collection of Christmas stories for children by  ‘Miss B..M. Hudspeth, of Hobart, a lady who has already favourably established her name as an acceptable contributor to current Australian …

  • # 29425

    ROWCROFT, Charles (1798–1856)

    Tales of the colonies; or, the adventures of an emigrant (presentation copy to Wolverley Attwood)

    London : Smith, Elder and Co., 1847. Fifth edition. Octavo, green cloth, spine replaced, lettered in gilt (edges rubbed, slightly canted), endpapers replaced, pp. [iv – publisher’s advertisements, possibly from another book, with advertisement for this edition of this book]; xxiii; [i]; 534; (4 – publisher’s advertisements), presentation inscription to the title page ‘Wolverley Attwood Esq. …