• # 5159


    Manuscript map of Australia, circa 1885

    Pen and pencil on thick paper, 260 x 320 mm, signed in upper right margin MacGregor, the focus being the Overland Telegraph running from Adelaide to Darwin, with numerous natural features such as mountains, lakes and rivers delineated, the coastline and colonial borders in red, placenames in black; drawn by a school child probably aged …

  • # 26003


    The Orient Steam Navigation Company, Limited. Prospectus.

    London : The Orient Steam Navigation Co., Ltd., 13 Fenchurch Avenue, E.C., [1880]. Folio (420 x 265 mm) bifolium, 3 pp, folding to 265 x 105 mm with printed title to outer side; original share application form still loosely enclosed; outer side a little dusty, but a near fine example. ‘The Orient Steam Navigation Company …

  • # 26002


    Memorandum and Articles of Association of The Orient Steam Navigation Company, Limited.

    At head of title: Company limited by shares. Incorporated 12th February, 1878. London : Printed by Waterlow Bros. & Layton, Birchin Lane and Lime Street, E.C., [1878]. First edition. Foolscap folio (330 x 200 mm), original printed pink wrappers (somewhat dusty, old vertical fold, paper split at head of spine), stitched, pp 19; internally clean. …

  • # 25780

    NIXON, Francis Russell (1803-1879)

    The cruise of the Beacon. A narrative of a visit to the islands in Bass’s Straits.

    With illustrations; by the Right Rev. Francis R. Nixon, D. D. Bishop of Tasmania. London : Bell & Daldy, 1857. Octavo, gilt lettered blue cloth (edges rubbed, split to upper joint), engraved title page and frontispiece; letterpress title page; pp. 114; [2]; [24 – publisher’s catalogue, dated June, 1857], pp. 14-15 roughly opened, eight additional …

  • # 25819


    Aboriginal Australia

    Canberra : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission and the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, 1992. Illustrated card portfolio (creased) with 12 illustrated booklets on Aboriginal culture, each between 12 – 16 pages: Australian languages Bush food Carving and sculpture Fibrecrafts Hunting and gathering Rock art Tools, weapons and utensils Aboriginal people of New South Wales Aboriginal …

  • # 25464

    The Franco-British Exhibition : official souvenir

    London : Hudson &​ Kearns, [1908]. Oblong quarto (215 x 275 mm), original printed brown wrappers with pictorial onlay to front, staple bound, pp [2], [28], all full-page b/w photographic plates with captions beneath; includes a view of the Australia Pavilion; top edges a little dog-eared, tiny chip at fore-edge of some leaves, but otherwise …

  • # 25162


    Tiger-Wolf & wombat

    Also titled lower centre : Australia (Van Diemen’s Land). Lithograph printed in colour, 173 x 260 mm (image), plate number XXIV upper right, very pale foxing, else fine. Originally published in: Wilde Thiere aller Zonen. Ihre Gewohnheiten und Lebensweise, ihr Nutzen und Schaden in 60 nach der Natur gezeichneten und gemalten Tafeln zum Anschauungs-Unterricht für Schulen und …

  • # 25734

    ROGER, Barthelemy (1767-1841, engraver); LESUEUR, Charles Alexandre (1778-1846 , artist)

    Terre de Diémen. Armes et ornemens

    [Paris : Arthus Bertrand, Libraire-Éditeur, 1824]. Copperplate stipple engraving with original hand colouring, 315 x 244 mm (plate mark), 365 x 280 mm (sheet), titled in the image lower centre, number 9 printed upper right. Small brown stain in centre of image, light soiling, short tears to the lower margin. Source : Voyage de découvertes …

  • # 25659

    GRAHAM-STEWART, Michael; McWHANNELL, Francis; DICKSON, Jonathan

    Bitter fruit : Australian photographs to 1963

    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 …

  • # 15806

    CLEVELAND, Charlotte (1819-1884)

    Journal of Charlotte Cleveland describing her voyage from London to Launceston, 9 April – 4 August 1852.

    A hitherto unknown manuscript copy of Charlotte Cleveland’s famous journal, apparently commissioned by her daughter Edith, probably between 1890 and 1900. Late nineteenth century notebook. Small octavo, original black cloth card covers (now detached); manuscript in ink on ruled paper, pp [1], 1-117, [4], 118-140; first page inscribed in ink in the hand of Charlotte Cleveland’s …

  • # 25183

    BAILY, Henry Hall (active in Australia, 1865-1897)

    A barefooted Samoan gentleman wearing a siapo (tapa cloth) lavalava and European shirt and bow-tie, and holding a wooden pole. Hobart Town, late 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 62 x 103 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘H. H. Baily, from the London School of Photography. Prize Medallist. Highest Award for Album Portraits, Melbourne Exhibition 1866-67. 94 Liverpool Street, Hobart Town. Tasmanian Views from All Parts of the Island’; some mottling in the negative, but the print and …

  • # 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, …

  • # 25284

    [THYLACINE] Zoogdieren van Australie (Australian mammals)

    Belgium : Liebig, [1955]. Complete set of 6 trade cards, each 73 x 110 mm, rectos with illustrations of thylacine and wombat; dingo and spotted quoll; flying fox; rock wallaby and kangaroo rat; echidna and devil cat, and elephant seal; versos with printed text in Flemish about each animal. Fine.

  • # 25064


    Picturesque travel. No. 6, 1925.

    Sydney : Burns, Philp & Company, [1925]. Small quarto (270 x 200 mm), original pictorial stiff wrappers, the front featuring an illustration by Ellis Silas (some creasing and corner wear, spine chipped and with short tears at head and foot), pp 110, [2], b/w photographic and line illustrations throughout and 4 large folding colour maps: …

  • # 24522

    GIRARD, Maurice (1822-1886)

    F. Péron : naturaliste, voyageur aux terres Australes : sa vie, appréciation de ses travaux, analyse raisonnée de ses recherches sur les animaux vertébrés et invertébrés d’aprèses collections déposées au Museum d’Histoire naturelle.

    Paris : J.-B. Ballière et Fils ; Moulins : Enaut, 1857. Second edition. Large octavo (238 x 160 mm), publisher’s printed green wrappers (foot of spine with small area of paper loss and a couple of marks), frontispiece engraved portrait of Péron by Leseur, pp 278; text in French; scattered foxing (more pronounced on the …