• # 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 …

  • # 30068

    REES, Lloyd (1895 - 1988)

    Deloraine, Tasmania

    Soft-ground etching on cream 250 gsm Velin Arches, 1201 x 250 mm (plate); 375 x 525 mm (paper), signed lower right and dated 1977, editioned 70/90 lower left. Faint mount burn. A fine Tasmanian landscape by Lloyd Rees, printed in an edition of 90 copies issued separately by the Port Jackson Press, Sydney, as well …

  • # 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.

  • # 28335

    CIGALE, Matej (editor); KÖKE, Friedrich (lithographer); MATICA SLOVENSKA (publisher)

    [MAP] Avstralijia.

    [Ljubljana] : Matica Slovenska, [1871] (publisher) ;  Dunaj : vrezal na kamen in tiskal F. Köke, [1871] (printer). Chromolithograph map, 390 x 495 mm; shows Australasia, the Malay Archipelago, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia; old folds, but a very good example. Trove locates no examples of this scarce separately-issued map from Atlant, the first atlas of the world …

  • # 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.

  • # 30124

    BONWICK, James (1817 - 1906)

    Curious facts of old colonial days

    London : Sampson Low, Son and Marston, 1870. Octavo, yellowback, papered boards with image on upper board of an Aboriginal subject (rubbed and worn, joints cracked), bookseller’s wetstamp and previous owner’s name to title page, pp. vi; 352, occasional light foxing, internally clean. Includes chapters on New South Wales, Norfolk Island, South Australia and Van …

  • # 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. …

  • # 29761

    MAYNARD, John

    True light and shade : an aboriginal perspective of Joseph Lycett’s art

    Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2014. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 168, illustrated. Out of print, an as new copy. ‘True light and shade’ is filled with beautiful images by convict artist Joseph Lycett that powerfully capture in intimate detail Aboriginal life, a rare record of Aboriginal people within the vicinity of Newcastle and how …

  • # 26635

    MONTAL, Louise; [ROWCROFT, Charles]

    [TASMANIA] Georgiana, la fille du bohémien

     / Imité de l’anglais par Mme Louise Montal. [Limoges] : Librairie Nationale d’Éducation et de Récréation [E. A. Ardant], [probably between 1890 and 1900]. Octavo (230 x 140 mm), publisher’s gilt and black decorated red cloth over boards (corners and spine ends worn, lower board with a few stains), pp 189, [3], illustrated with 14 …

  • # 29228

    FLETCHER, Jane Ada

    Little brown piccaninnies of Tasmania

    Illustrated by Margaret Senior. Sydney : John Sands, 1950. Quarto, illustrated papered boards (a little marked), pp. 40, illustrated,

  • # 29090

    DALRYMPLE, Alexander (1737-1808)

    An historical collection of the several voyages and discoveries in the South Pacific Ocean.

    Being chiefly a literal translation from the Spanish writers. London : Printed for the Author; and sold by J. Nourse, Bookseller in Ordinary to His Majesty; T. Payne, at the Mews-gate; and P. Elmsley, opposite Southampton-street, Strand, 1770-71. First edition, second issue (with dedication in Vol. I dated Jan. 1 1770). Two volumes bound in one, …

  • # 29076

    BROSSES, Charles de (1709-1777)

    Histoire des navigations aux terres australes

    : contenant ce que l’on scait des moeurs & des productions des contrées decouvertes jusqu’à ce jour; & où il est traité de l’utilité d’y faire de plus amples découvertes, & des moyens d’y former un établissement. Paris : Chez Durand, 1756. First edition. Two volumes, quarto (260 x 200 mm), contemporary full calf (boards …