PLOMLEY, N. J. B.
Hobart : Blubber Head Press, 1983. Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket, spine slightly faded, illustrated endpapers, pp. 245, illustrated. Limited to 1000 signed and numbered copies.
[BROWE, Justin McCarty, 1830-1889]
[TASMANIA] A small archive of legal documents relating to Justin McCarty Browne : bibliophile, collector and shipping agent.
Justin McCarty Browne’s significance as a collector of books and Tasmaniana, and his generous public legacy, place him in the illustrious company of William Walker, the Allports, Sir William Crowther and Clifford Craig. The Rev. William Henry Browne, Justin McCarty Browne’s father, arrived in Tasmania from Ireland in 1828. This small group of documents is …
HOBART METHODIST CENTRAL MISSION
Hobart cookery book of tested recipes, household hints and home remedies / compiled by a Committee of Ladies for the Methodist Central Mission, Melville Street, Hobart.
Hobart : Davies Brothers Limited, [1912?]. Third edition. Octavo, publisher’s cloth backed printed papered boards (detached and stained), xiii, 131 pp, scattered foxing and staing and occasional annotations in pencil; a well-used copy. Hoyle, 839. Two copies of the third edition are recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South …
DOOLEY, Gillian and Danielle CLODE
Mile End, S.A. : Wakefield Press, 2019. Large octavo (234 x 136 mm) trade paperback, pp x, 448, colour illustrations, maps; brand new publication. ‘The European maritime explorers who first visited the bays and beaches of Australia brought with them diverse assumptions about the inhabitants of the country, most of them based on sketchy or …
GRAHAM-STEWART, Michael; McWHANNELL, Francis; DICKSON, Jonathan
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 …
DODD, Graeme; VIDLER, Kornelia.
Sydney : Rustic Charm, 1988. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 120, illustrated.
PEDDER, Jane (née BRUCKER)
Jane Pedder, mother of John Lewes Pedder, Chief Justice of Van Diemen’s Land : autograph note to a ship’s captain regarding the carriage of books.
Sheet of wove paper with watermark date of 1828, 110 x 90 mm (folded),  pp, manuscript in ink, the front addressed ‘Capt. Smith, Ship William Manning’, the note itself occupying 2 pages, signed ‘Your obd. servt. Jane F. Pedder, March 18th’ [1828?], the fourth (otherwise blank) side endorsed by the receiver ‘Mrs. Pedder’; remnants …
BACKHOUSE, James, 1794-1869
London : Hamilton, Adams, 1843. Octavo, early half ctushed morocco over cloth (scuffed), all edges gilt, front paste-down with mid-nineteenth century book label of Binks, pp. xviii, 560, cxliv,  leaves of plates (3 folded), maps, a very good copy. Ferguson, 3558. The important account of Backhouse, an English Quaker and botanist, of his sojourn in …
COUNTY OF LINCOLN.
Late eighteenth century journal. Square octavo, 195 x 155 mm, quarter calf over marbled papered boards (recently rebacked, endpapers replaced); pp , manuscript in ink in several hands on unruled laid paper, the majority of entries on rectos only; clean and legible throughout. This unique, unpublished manuscript provides a fascinating “view from the inside” of …
HENRICY, Casimir (1814 - 1900)
Paris : Charles Noblet, . 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. …
BATCHELDER & CO.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 194 x 63 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘Photographed at Batchelder’s, 41 Collins St. East, Melbourne’; a strong print with some very mild scattered foxing, not affecting the vignetted image; the sitter is identified from the 19th century caption on the accompanying original window mount. The distinguished Dr. Motherwell …
Photographer unknown; WILSON, George Washington (publisher)
Circa 1900. Photographic glass magic lantern slde, 82 x 82 mm, with printed caption on the mount ’23. Martin Cash, Bushranger. / Tasmania. G.W.W.’; in fine condition. The most well-known of very few surviving photographic portraits of Martin Cash (1808-1877), the Van Diemen’s Land bushranger who twice escaped from the notorious Port Arthur penal settlement, …
GREAT BRITAIN. COURT OF ASSIZE (ESSEX); GARLAND, Nathaniel
[TRANSPORTATION] Essex. Gaol Calendar for the Summer Assize, holden on Monday, the 2d of August, 1824, at Chelmsford, before The Honorable Sir Robert Graham, Knight … and The Honorable Sir James Burrough, Knight….
Chelmsford : Meggy and Chalk, . Large folio bifolium (460 x 280 mm), letterpress-printed record of the Assize listing the names of the 100 men and women who were brought before Judges Graham and Burrough at Chelmsford, together with their age, trade, summary of offence with which they were charged and a notice of their …
BACKHOUSE, Sarah; [BACKHOUSE, James, 1794-1869]
York (Eng.) : William Sessions ; London : F. Bowyerkitto, 1870. First edition. Octavo, original blind blocked purple cloth over bevelled boards (lightly rubbed, corners bumped), spine lettered in gilt (sunned, frayed at head and foot), hinges cracked (preliminaries starting to loosen from text block), front pastedown with bookplate of Melbourne bibliophile Jeff Prentice, frontispiece …
[MANUSCRIPT] Campagne de la Corvette à Voiles l’Alcméne. Commandée par Mr. Coudein, Capitaine de Frégate, à destination des Mers du Sud et Océanie.
An important, unpublished first-hand account of the voyage of the French naval corvette Alcméne in the South Seas, 1848-1852, including extended descriptions of the loss of crew members to cannibalism in New Caledonia in 1850, and of the vessel’s infamous shipwreck at Kaipara on the west coast of New Zealand in 1851, whilst en route from Hobart Town to Tahiti. …
And a selection of early Eskimo art / Et une sélection d’art eskimo ancien. Paris : Galerie Meyer, 2012. Catalogue of an exhibition held Sept. 11- Oct. 20, 2012, in conjunction with the Parcours des Mondes tribal art fair in Paris. Quarto, laminated card covers, 46 pp, colour illustrations of artefacts and reproductions of nineteenth …