RIEMER, Gustav Adolph, 1842-1899
Tagebuchs-Auszug betreffend die Reise S.M.S. “Hertha” nach Ost-Asien und den Sudsee-Inseln, 1874-1877.
A great photographic rarity, Gustav Riemer’s self-published album of original photographs from the voyage of the SMS Hertha to the Far East, the Pacific and Australia includes many important ethnographic images, among them a series of portraits of Aboriginal groups taken at King George Sound, Western Australia in 1877. Teplitz : G. Riemer, 1878. Folio, original embossed …
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 complete set, in contemporary bindings, of the official account of the Baudin voyage. 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 générale de la Nouvelle Hollande, along with many significant charts of the southern Australian coastline (“Terre Napoléon”), superb …
VANCOUVER, George, 1757-1798; SPARRMAN, Anders, 1748-1820
En upptäckts-resa till Norra Stilla Hafvet, och kring jordklotet : att på Kongl. Engelsk befallning och omkostnad i synnerhet forska efter något segelbart sammanhang imellan Norra Stilla och Norra Atlantiske Hafven förrättad åhren 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, 1795, under commando af Capitain George Vancouver. Ifrån engelskan i sammandrag utgifven af Anders Sparrman.
Scarce Swedish edition of Vancouver’s voyage account, being Anders Sparrman’s abridgement of Voyage of discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and round the world (1798). Stockholm : Anders Zetterberg, 1800. Two parts in one volume, small octavo, contemporary half calf over speckled papered boards, spine ruled in gilt with title labels (one partially erased); speckled edges; pp [vi], …
DAMPIER, William (1652-1715)
[DAMPIER]. Nouveau voyage autour du monde ; ou l’on decrit en particulier l’isthme de l’Amerique … plusieurs cotes & isles des Indes Occidentales, les isles du Cap Verd, le passage par la Terre del Fuego, les Cotes Meridionales du Chili, du Perou, & du Mexique, l’Isle de Guam, Mindanao, & des autres Philippines, les Isles Orientales qui sont pres de Cambodie, de la Chine, Formosa, Lucon, Celebes, &c. la Nouvelle Hollande, les Isles de Sumatra, de Nicobar, de Saint Helene, & le Cap de Bonne-Esperance. Ou l’on traite des differens terroirs de tous ces pays, de leurs ports, des plantes, des fruits, & des animaux qu’on y trouve : de leurs habitans, de leurs coutumes, de leur religion, de leur gouvernement, de leur negoce, &c.
Rouen : Jean-Baptiste Machuel le Jeune, 1715. Five volumes, duodecimo, bound in contemporary calf, spines in compartments with gilt ornament and contrasting morocco title labels lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, title pages in red and black, a total of 64 engraved maps, charts and views (including three frontispiece engravings), many of them folding, engraved initials, …
Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen. Handbuch der Reichspostdampfer-Linien nach Ostasien und Australien. No. 1, 1910.
Bremen : Norddeutscher Lloyd, 1910. Octavo, publisher’s pictorial wrappers with original owner’s signature to front (lightly foxed, short paper split at head of spine); pp 113, with folding tables and folding colour map at rear; a good copy. Scarce commercial shipping publication containing N.D.L.’s timetables, rates, baggage and freight allowances etc. for all lines, including …
BRITISH SAILORS' SOCIETY, FREMANTLE.
Cover: For social and spiritual fellowship … With the compliments of the British Sailors’ Society. Fremantle, W.A. : British Sailors’ Society, [c.1935]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, staple bound,  pp, b/w photographic illustrations; a very good copy. A guide to Fremantle and Perth for servicemen and merchant seamen staying at the Sailors’ Rest in Marine Terrace. …
New York : Arbuckle Bros., [copyright 1889]. Trade card, 68 x 138 mm, recto with chromolithographed design incorporating map of australia and images of kangaroo, black swan, gold miner and sheep; verso with information about Arbuckle Bros’ coffee; in very good condition. The map lists some places which today may seem obscure, but which around …
BASEDOW, Herbert (1881-1933)
Sketch plan of the North-West coast of Australia : to accompany a narrative of an expedition of exploration.
[Adelaide : A. Vaughan, Govt. Photolithographer, 1916]. Colour map from Proceedings Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch, Vol. XVIII, Session 1916-1917, 480 x 750 mm, showing expedition routes; relief shown by hachures; includes inset: Geological sketch plan of North-West coast of Australia; housed in the original printed paper wallet; a pristine copy, but lacking the accompanying …
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 64 x 105 mm; no photographer’s imprint; verso with contemporary caption in ink ‘View of Government House, Perth, West. Australia’; the albumen print somewhat faded, the mount free from foxing. Government House, Perth was completed in 1864. This photograph of the Jacobean Revival style building was taken by …
[London : Orient Line, 1895]. Quarto sheet, 270 x 205 mm, printed on both sides in sepia and blue, manuscript entries recording payment of £128 by the Hon. F.S. O’Grady [Frederick Standish O’Grady, 6th Viscount Guillamore, 1847-1927] and Hon. Mrs. O’Grady, for First Saloon passage on RMS Cuzco, departing London 6 September 1895, for Albany, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, being a …
PELSAERT, François, 1595-1630
Ongeluckige voyagie van het schip Batavia uytgevaren onder’t beleydt van den E. Francois Pelsaert, na Oost-Indien, en gebleven is op de Abrollos van Frederick Houtman, … Verhalende ‘t verongelucken des schips / en de grouwelijcke moordery onder ‘t scheeps-volck / op ‘t eylandt Bataviers Kerckhof, nevens de justitie gedaen sen de moetwillige in de jaren 1628 en 1629.
A rare early illustrated edition of Pelsaert’s account of the wreck of the Batavia. Amsterdam : Gillis Joosten Saeghman, n.d. [circa 1663]. Small quarto, later half vellum over marbled boards (rubbed), manuscript title to spine; ex libris bookplates to endpapers; pp 44, title page with woodcut vignette (paper repair to the gutter), allegorical woodcut verso; 6 copperplate vignette illustrations in the text, which is …
Great Britain. Oversea Settlement Dept.
Series: E.S.A. 26. [London : Oversea Settlement Dept.], 1925. Octavo, 8 pp stapled pamphlet. Designed to encourage the migration of women from Great Britain to Australia, this brochure contains information on job opportunities for women in Australia – sadly only household work, employment on farms and stations and in country towns are mentioned; under the …
A significant unofficial photographic record of the Western Front in 1918, taken with a private camera by a young Australian soldier from Perth; a total of 267 photographs contained in four albums. Private Laurence Lee, 7994, 16th Battalion, 27th Reinforcement, A.I.F., a labourer from Western Australia, enlisted at Perth on 29 August 1917, at the age of 19. His …
B. STEIN & CO.
Perth : B. Stein & Co., Barrack Street, [c.1880]. Square octavo, original cloth backed blue pebbled cloth boards with gilt lettering and ornament (some wear to the edges and corners), containing a concertina foldout with  panels of leporello views of Western Australia, each 180 x 140 mm, including panoramic views of Perth, Fremantle and Albany; …
Perth : Jack Edmonds, c. 1980s. Oblong quarto, self-wrappers, pp. 28, photographic illustrations.
STANTON, Don E.
Bermagui Sth., N.S.W. : Maranatha Revival Crusade, . Series: Monthly Message, no. 26. Octavo, pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with stain), stapled, 112 pp, illustrated; a couple of annotations in biro, otherwise a very good copy. “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (title page). Christian religious pamphlet written by an …
[Melbourne : The author, 1974?]. Quarto, 5 pp, stapled, roneo printed; mild horizontal crease, but a good copy. Questions prepared by the author, Andrew Markus, to aid interpretation of his book From the barrel of a gun : the oppression of the Aborigines, 1860-1900 (West Melbourne, Vic. : Victorian Historical Association, 1974), which focuses on conflict between …
PARKER, R.S. (Robert Stewart) et al.
Spring Forum ; 1955 ; Proceedings. Sydney : Australian Institute of Polictical Science, 1955. Quarto, original card covers, roneo printed, 90 pp, 1 folding table, 3 folding maps; a very good copy. Contains four papers delivered at the Armidale forum by R.S. Parker (New states for Australia : why new states?), J. MacDonald Holmes (The proposed …
ROSE STEREOGRAPH CO.
forming up on the Thames Embankment. Melbourne ; Sydney ; Wellington ; London : The Rose Stereograph Co., . Stereoscopic gelatin silver print photograph (mount 95 x 175 mm), from the series Great suffragette demonstration in London, serial no. 11,954, printed title beneath the images; recto of mount imprinted The Rose Stereographs Melbourne ; Sydney …
GOESIN, Petrus de
van Landen en Gewesten met Wateren en Zee-en sig bevinden, en door Bergen, Rivieren en Stroomen onderscheiden zyn; als mede den principaelsten Koophandel die in elke Landen verrigt worden. Tot Gend [Ghent] : Petrus de Goesin, . Duodecimo, contemporary calf (heavily rubbed and scuffed), spine with raised bands, compartments with stamped floral design in gilt …
DEPERTHES, Jean-Louis-Hubert-Simon (1730-1792)
hivernements, délaissemens, incendies, famines, famines, & autres evénements funestes sur mer, qui ont été publiées depuis le quinzieme siecle jusqu'à présens. Par M.D. … … A Paris : Chez Cuchet, Libraire, rue & maison Serpente, An III me. de la République [1794-95]. First edition. Three volumes, octavo, original plain grey wrappers, spines with contemporary printed …
Ink and wash on paper, 350 x 455 mm (sheet); laid down on modern backing sheet; some loss along the early vertical fold line (mainly at the extremities) and in bottom left corner of sheet. A relatively early manuscript map showing Australia and Van Diemen's Land, as well as New Guinea and parts of the …
FLINDERS, Matthew (1774-1814)
undertaken for the purpose of completing the discovery of that vast country, and prosecuted in the years 1801, 1802, and 1803, in His Majesty's ship the Investigator and subsequently in the armed vessel Porpoise and Cumberland Schooner. With an account of the shipwreck of the Porpoise, arrival of the Cumberland at Mauritius, and imprisonment of the …
[ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE]
[Kalgoorlie] : School of the Air, . Folio, original pictorial green wrappers with Royal Flying Doctor Service logo, staple bound,  pp, roneo printed, illustrated; includes annual report for 1965, list of students (all from remote Western Australian stations), and pupils' contributions; a very good copy. Appears unrecorded in Australian collections.
AUSTRALIA. DEPARTMENT OF MARKETS AND MIGRATION.
/ issued on behalf of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia under the authority of the Minister for Markets and Migration. Melbourne : Dept. of Markets and Migration, 1926. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers, 96 pp, black and white photographic illustrations, statistical tables; a fine copy. Copies of this edition are recorded in five …
Kalgoorlie, W.A. : E. S. Wigg & Son, . Oblong quarto, publisher's printed wrappers (lower edge discoloured, some small tears), original cord ties,  pp, illustrated with half-tone photographic views of Kalgoorlie and Boulder, a very good copy. Four copies are recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; …
Paris ; Lyon : Lecoffre fils et cie., . First edition. Large octavo, contemporary quarter green morocco over marbled papered boards (repair to top corner of lower board, otherwise fine), spine with raised bands, gilt lettering and ornament, pp viii, 385, illustrated with 36 engraved plates (1 double-page), large folding map, Vocabulaire australien (Aboriginal glossary) …
WESTERN AUSTRALIA. GOVERNMENT TOURIST BUREAU.
[Perth, W.A. : Government Tourist Bureau, 1937 or 1938]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, staple bound,  pp, with sepia tone photographic illustrations and  full-page colour plates of native flowers, a very good copy. The text begins “Looking back 109 years”, which suggests a publication date of 1937 or possibly 1938.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA. GOVERNMENT TOURIST AND PUBLICITY BUREAU.
Perth : Govt. Tourist and Publicity Bureau, 1951. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 36 pp, illustrated, map, a fine copy. Copies of the 1952 issue are recorded in two Australian collections (State Library of Western Australia; National Library of Australia).
METRO TOURS PTY. LTD.; W.A. GOVERNMENT TOURIST BUREAU.
with an itinerary planned for your pleasure. Perth : Metro Tours Pty. Ltd. in conjunction with W.A. Government Tourist Bureau, [c.1955]. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, stapled,  pp, illustrated, lower wrapper with map, with roneo printed itinerary and passenger list insert signed by several of the tour participants; mild vertical fold, a good copy. Unrecorded in …
Five photographic glass magic lantern slides, each 82 x 82 mm, each with original label with typed caption and sequence number, one with modern reinforcing tape around the edges, otherwise all are in fine condition. The captions read: 95. Southern Cross Mine; 96. Coolgardie; 97. Desert coaching; 99. Great Boulder Mine; 100. Londonderry Mine.
ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF W.A.
Perth [W.A.] : Govt. Printer, [1929?]. Colour map, 480 x 850 mm, folding into blue linen covers, 250 x 115 mm, with printed title and index map to front, inside front cover with printed key, scale 1:633 600, relief shown by hachures, a very good copy. This map, although separately issued, is one of a …
1880-1885. A fine nineteenth century album of photographs compiled by a traveller. Oblong folio, 290 x 430 mm, full leather with blind tooled decoration, upper and lower boards with gilt ornament and upper board titled in gilt Australian Photographs, inner boards with gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, containing  albumen print photographs in …
Australia. High Commission (Great Britain)
Londres : publication Officielle rédigée sous lad direction du Haut Commissaire du Gouvernement Australien en Angleterre, [c.1913]. Octavo, publisher's pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with small tape repair at fore-edge), 48 pp, illustrated with half tone photographic plates, map, a very good copy of a scarce booklet intended for prospective French-speaking emigrants to Australia. A single …
Western Australia. Government Tourist Bureau
[Perth, W.A. : Government Tourist Bureau, 1928]. Small quarto, original stiff printed wrappers printed in black on gold paper, 23,  pp (designed to be folded into the covers), half tone photographic illustrations, Govt. printer's date of 1928 on the final page, some pale foxing to the outer leaves, otherwise a fine copy. An attractively …
Respectfully dedicated to Major Sir T.L. Mitchell K.t D.C.L. F.G.S. &c Surveyor General of New South Wales …. London : James Wyld, [c.1848]. Engraved map with hand colouring, 620 x 1000 mm, dissected and laid on linen and edged in green silk, as issued, folding to 210 x 130 mm, in original card slipcase with …
the Company's jubilee … Melbourne : Howard Smith Company, 1905. Small oblong quarto, original pictorial red cloth boards, gilt (rubbed), frontispiece colour map, vii, 256 pp, sepia photographic illustrations throughout, numerous advertisements, index,internally clean and sound; the contents page calls for 5 street plans of capital cities, but these are lacking, apparently not included in this …
Perth : Paterson Brokensha Pty Ltd, . Octavo, cloth in dustjacket with photograph of The Golden Mile, Kalgoorlie, pp. 146, illustrated. A history of Western Australia from discovery and settlement, including chapters on Fremantle, Geraldton, Albany, Esperance, Broome, Bunbury etc.
APPLEYARD, R.T.; MANFORD, Toby
Nedlands, W.A. : University of Western Australia Press, 1980. Small quarto, laminated pictorial card covers (price sticker mark to front), ownership inscription to half title, 239 pp, illustrated in colour and black and white, a good copy.
Western Australia. Dept. of Lands and Surveys.
/ issued under direction of M.F. Troy, Minister for Lands. Perth [W.A.] : Fred. Wm. Simpson, Government Printer, 1928. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper foxed around the edges), 94 pp, 2 folding maps (1 colour), half-tone photographic illustrations, contents clean and sound. Copies of this edition are recorded in four Australian collections (National Library of …
Western Australia. Government Tourist Bureau
[Perth, W.A. : Government Tourist Bureau, 1937 or 1938]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with mild foxing), staple bound,  pp, with sepia tone photographic illustrations and  full-page colour plates of native flowers, a good copy. The text begins “Looking back 109 years”, which suggests a publication date of 1937 or possibly 1938.
[Western Australia. Government]
programme and general information. [Perth, W.A. : F.W. Simpson, Govt. Printer], 1924. Cover title: Visit of His Majesty's Special Service Squadron to Western Australia. Quarto, pictorial card covers (a tiny amount of pale foxing to upper wrapper), original ribbon ties, 32 pp, illustrated, map, a near fine copy. Printed primarily for the benefit of the …
Albumen print photograph, 95 x 162 mm, laid down on its original album leaf, contemporary manuscript caption in ink beneath image, 'View of St. Matthew's Church, Guildford, W.A. after the hurricane of 10th March, 1872', no photographer's imprint, the albumen print with slight loss of contrast and some wrinkling in the lower right corner from …
in der Wildniss und den Stätten der Kultur der neuesten Welt. Leipzig : Otto Spamer, 1870. Octavo, original embossed purple cloth boards with fine gilt stamped pictorial design to upper board, spine with gilt lettering and ornament (sunned) x, 374 pp, 120 line drawings in the text,  sepia tinted lithographed plates, 4 maps, internally …
HANLON, Robert (editor)
Melbourne : The Hawthorn Press, 1951. Edition limited to 50 copies. Presentation copy from the author to the writer Frank Clune, inscribed on the foreword 'To my good friend Frank Clune. Bob Hanlon 2/1/52'. Octavo, pictorial card covers (spine sunned), stapled, 31 pp, contents fine. THP 94. Reproduces the text of a letter from a …
Oblong octavo, 150 x 190 mm, brown card covers, the front embossed 'Souvenir', original silk cord ties,  leaves of card with window mounts recto and verso, containing a total of  gelatin silver photographs, each 82 x 115 mm, contemporary caption in ink to the album page beneath each photograph, the prints and album …
Nine albumen silver photographs, format 150 x 200 mm, unmounted, showing views of the Robinson Crusoe, Lady Shenton and Friday mines on the North Coolgardie goldfield, versos with contemporary manuscript captions in ink identifying the locations and explaining the subject matter [these captions most likely written by the photographer], the prints with some corner creasing, curling …
Perth [W.A.] : R.S. Sampson, [circa 1923]. Small oblong quarto, printed wrappers, stapled,  pp, illustrated with full page hal tone photographic plates, a very good copy. Subjects include Soldiers' Convalescent Home, Kalamunda; new G.P.O. Perth (completed in 1923, which helps to date this publication); Perth from an aeroplane; the bridge at Middle Swan; Mylor …
Western Australia. Government Tourist Bureau.
[Perth, W.A.] : Government Printer, . Small quarto, pictorial wrappers (lightly marked, central vertical fold), stapled, 32 pp, colour frontispiece of wildflowers, with half-tone photographic illustrations printed in green and grey, internally clean and sound. 'During 1929 Western Australia will celebrate the first centenary of her existence as a British possession'. (p.3). Scarce. This edition appears …
Commentary by Mary Durack. Perth : Imperial Print . Octavo, illustrated wrappers (sunned, small surface loss to top edge of upper wrapper), inscribed in ink by the author 'With best wishes to Miss Allanson, from Elizabeth Durack 10.12.46', 18 pp, internally clean and sound, with a loosely inserted contemporary newspaper clipping about the exhibition. Annotated …