JAMES ALSTON & SONS.
Alstons’ patent steel windmills, patent steel-framed galvanized stock troughs, pumps, valves and fittings.
South Melbourne : James Alston, [1928?]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 128 pp, illustrated throughout, a fine copy. Approximate dating suggested by reference to a ‘1927 model’. A superbly produced and illustrated agricultural trade catalogue – a goldmine for research into life on the land in Australia in the interwar years. Copies of this edition …
[ROWE, Richard, 1828-1879]
London : Strahan and Company, . Octavo, tan cloth boards (rubbed) with printed device in black to upper board and gilt lettering to spine, patterned endpapers, bookplates of J.B. Prentice to front pastedown and F.G. Coles to free endpaper; pp 351; hinges a little weakened, scattered light foxing; a good copy. Ferguson 15151; Muir 6504.
HEBBLETHWAITE, James (1857-1921)
Sydney : The Bulletin Newspaper Co. Ltd, 1900. Series: The Bulletin booklets.—No. II. ‘Edition limited to 550 copies on paper, (and 2 on vellum); 500 of the paper copies are numbered and are for sale.’ (This is copy no. 492). Octavo, original pictorial red wrappers with yapp edges (sunned, chipped, and with paper splits to …
Melbourne : Georgian House, 1944. First edition. Octavo, pictorial stiff wrappers, stapled, 99 pp, illustrated with line drawings in the text, a very good copy. ‘In this book, the first “anthology” of Australian bushranging, the editor has brought together a variety of narratives from contemporary writers illustrative of that disreputable phase of Australian history which …
Rochdale : James Clegg, 1893. Octavo, lettered cloth (lightly marked), spine lettered in gilt, frontispiece portrait of the author and his wife, pp. vii; [i]; 167, 5 leaves of plates; pencilled inscriptions to endpaper and preliminary blanks; a good copy. Memoir a voyage to Australia via Cape Town, including sections on Hobart, Sydney, Melbourne, Ballarat, …
FLETCHER, Jane Ada
Illustrated by Margaret Senior. Sydney : John Sands, 1950. Quarto, illustrated papered boards (a little marked), pp. 40, illustrated,
[CROZET, Julien Marie, 1728-1780; SURVILLE, Jean-François-Marie de, 1717-1770] ROCHON, Alexis Marie, editor.
Nouveau voyage a la Mer du Sud : commencé sous les ordres de M. Marion … On a joint à cet voyage un Extrait de celui de M. de Surville dans les mêmes Parages.
Paris : Barrois l’aîné, 1783. Octavo, quarter calf with gilt ornament and contrasting morocco title label over papered boards, expertly rebacked; pp viii, 291, with 7 engraved plates, including folding map; the plates with occasional pale foxing; a very good copy, finely bound. The first French voyages to Australia and New Zealand. Marc-Joseph Marion du …
PÉRON, François, 1775-1810; FREYCINET, Louis Claude Desaulses de, 1779-1842; LESUEUR, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846; PETIT, Nicolas-Martin, 1777-1804
Voyage de découvertes aux terres Australes. Exécuté par ordre de sa Majesté l’Empereur et Roi, sur les corvettes le Géographe, le Naturaliste, et la goélette le Casuarina, pendant les années 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804.
Rare set of the regular account of the Baudin expedition to the Terres Australes, the text volumes in publisher’s wrappers, with the plates presented in both coloured and uncoloured states. One of the most important and famous descriptions of Australia ever published, it also contains the first published complete and fully detailed map of Australia, Freycinet’s Carte …
BERNDT, R.M. & BERNDT, C.H. (eds.)
Sydney : Angus and Robertson, 1965. First edition. Thick octavo, publisher’s black cloth in dust jacket (a little rubbed along spine), pp xiv, 452, photographic plates, maps, music notation; a fine copy. Includes essays on archaeology (Frederick McCarthy); language (A. Capell); totemsim (W.E.H. Stanner); women and the “secret life” (Catherine H. Berndt); law and order …
COX, G. W.
Hobart : Melanie Publications, 1986. Octavo, half crushed morocco over gilt-illustrated cloth, pp. [x]; 371; . The deluxe edition of 50 copies, specially bound in morocco, signed and numbered by the author. Gift inscription to the title page. A fine copy. A history of shipboard travel across Bass Strait.
WEST, John (1809-1873)
Adelaide : Libraries Board of South Australia, 1966. Series: Australiana Facsimile Editions no. 35. Two volumes, octavo, publisher’s blue cloth boards, pp viii, 340; vi, 380; a fine set. Facsimile edition of West’s History, originally published by Henry Dowling in Launceston in 1852.
[TASMANIA; WINE] Entire letter sent from Circular Head to Launceston, August 27 1847, regarding the purchase of port wine.
Manuscript in ink, single folio sheet, 370 x 235 mm, folded, headed ‘Circular Head, August 27 1847’, signed at the foot ‘Yours truly, W. [Shepman?]’; outer side addressed to ‘W. Johnstone Esq. Launceston’ and endorsed ‘[Per] “Mercury”‘ / Paid’; old loss at 2 corners, small perforation from letter spike, but the letter itself is complete …
Eaglehawk and crow : a study of the Australian Aborigines, including an inquiry into their origin and a survey of Australian languages.
London : David Nutt ; Melbourne : Melville, Mullen and Slade, 1899. First edition. Octavo, original gilt lettered maroon cloth boards (upper board with tiny mark, else very clean and bright), bookplates to front pastedown and front free-endpaper, xvi, 288 pp, illustrated with  leaves of plates (1 folding linguistic map); uncut, a fine copy. …
More old Tasmanian prints : a companion volume to The engravers of Van Diemen’s Land and Old Tasmanian prints.
Launceston : Foot & Playsted, 1984. Edition limited to 1000 copies (no. 444). Large octavo, fine pictorial cloth boards in like dust jacket, colour frontispiece plate, 389 pp, illustrated with colour and black and white plates, a fine copy.
CALDER, J.E. (James Erskine), 1808-1882
Hobart Town : Henn & Co., 1875. Octavo, publisher’s gilt-lettered blind blocked green cloth boards (upper board lightly stained), front pastedown with bookplate of John Callaby, front hinge weakened, pp. 115; iii; occasional spotting, a very good copy. Ferguson 7797.
BROMBY, Charles Henry (1814-1907)
Charles Bromby, Bishop of Tasmania : autograph letter, signed, dated August 2 1864, thanking a parishioner for her donation towards future missionary work in the Bass Strait islands.
Manuscript in ink, 3 pp, octavo, headed ’49 Upper Davey [?] Ct., Aug 2 1864′, addressed to ‘Dear Mrs. Walker’ and signed at the foot ‘C.H. Tasmania’, the signature endorsed below in pencil by the recipient ‘Dr. Bromby, Bishop’; original folds, some age toning and tiny loss at top corner of last side (resulting in …