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 …
ALLAN, Robert (1853 - 1929)
Compiled by Robt. Allan, Min-g Surveyor. Ballarat : F. W. Niven & Co, circa 1880. Scale 30 chains to one inch. Lithographed map with original hand colouring, 640 x 340 mm, dissected and laid on linen, old tape marks with discolouration, some small areas of loss. Later linen backing, folded into a gilt-lettered case. Copies …
ORIENT STEAM NAVIGATION CO., LTD.
London : The Orient Steam Navigation Co., Ltd., 13 Fenchurch Avenue, E.C., . 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 …
ORIENT STEAM NAVIGATION CO., LTD.
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., . 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. …
Travels in Western Australia. Being a description of the various cities and towns, goldfields, and agricultural districts of that state.
London : William Heinemann, 1902. Second edition. Octavo, publisher’s red cloth boards with gilt vignettes (a black swan and a gold nugget) and lettering, previous owner’s wet stamp to half-title, pp. xv, 344, frontispiece with black-and-white photographic portrait of the author; illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographic plates; pages uncut, a fine copy, fresh and clean. …
Tome 1. Paris : Woo Mang, 2002. Oblong quarto (230 x 270 mm), pictorial card covers (corners bumped),130 pp, illustrated throughout with colour plates; with an introduction by Maurice Godelier; parallel text in French and English; a near fine copy. Catalogue of an exhibition of Australian Indigenous art from the major private collection of Arnaud …
London : Hudson & Kearns, . Oblong quarto (215 x 275 mm), original printed brown wrappers with pictorial onlay to front, staple bound, pp , , 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 …
McCARTHY, Frederick D.
Sydney : Trustees of the Australian Museum, 1962. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, pp 72. Illustrated throughout with colour and photographic plates; a fine copy.
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 …
[GOLD MINING] Photograph album compiled by a globetrotting mining engineer between 1900 and 1910, with his unique panoramic views of the King of the Hills mine in Western Australia, and topographical views in West Africa, Colombia, and the Caucasus, many of them documenting gold mining enterprises.
Late nineteenth century photograph album, oblong folio (280 x 370 mm), half calf over black crushed morocco ruled in gilt (heavily worn, front board detached), all edges gilt, containing a total of 150+ silver gelatin photographs (and one albumen print) mounted on thick leaves; over 50 of the photographs were taken with a special panoramic …
London : Blackie and Son Limited, 1910. First edition. Thick octavo, original pictorial blue cloth with gilt lettering on upper board and spine, olivine edges, grey endpapers, first blank with pencilled gift inscription dated Xmas 1909 (predating publication date!), pp 284,  publisher’s advertisements, illustrated with 7 monochrome plates; occasional light foxing, but a fine …
CHAMBERLAYNE, I. (Israel) (1795-1875)
The Australian Captive; or, An Authentic Narrative of fifteen years in the life of Wm. Jackman. In which, among various other adventures, is included a forced residence of a year and a half among the cannibals of Nuyts’ Land, on the coast of the Great Australian Bight. Also including, with other appendices, Australia and its Gold, from the latest and best authorities…
New York : C. M. Saxton, 1859. Third edition. Small octavo, original blind blocked black coth over boards, spine lettered in gilt (spine slightly rolled, front joint with short split in cloth); 2 lithographed frontispiece portraits of Jackman depicted in western clothing and as a naked “captive” (the first with small portion of loss at …
HANSEN, K. C. (Ken) and L. E. HANSEN
Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea : Summer Institute of Linguistics (Australian Aborigines Branch), 1969. Square octavo, pictorial wrappers (sunned at edges), 47 pp, text in Pintupi, facing pages with hand drawn illustrations printed in blue; a very good copy. Scarce reader in Pintupi, describing and illustrating different types of transport from ancient to modern times. ‘Mutikayi …
BOLAM, A. G.
Melbourne : McCubbin-James Press, 1923. First edition. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (small chip and wear), pp. 97, illustrated. The Aboriginal inhabitants and natural environment of Western and South Australia.
Melbourne : Robertson and Mullens, 1942 (second edition). Octavo, cloth in dustjacket (edges chipped, small areas of loss), pp. 346, illustrations. Scarce travel account by the female traveller. Includes content of indigenous Australians, gold and opal mining, and outback communities. “The Great Australian Loneliness is the story of Ernestine Hill’s remarkable wanderings through the Australian …
AUSTRALIA. DEPARTMENT OF MARKETS & MIGRATION. [HERBERT, Harold, artist)
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 …