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Melbourne: John Ferres, 1862.
The ill fated expeditionFoolscap folio, 104 pp., together with two other relevant Victorian Parliamentary Papers 1864-66; modern quarter calf, the Ingleton copy with his bookplate and his shelfmark. The rare and important Royal Commission report on the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition: 'very scarce and...
Melbourne: Wilson and Mackinnon, 1861.
Scarce pamphlet accountOctavo, pp. iv, 32 (double column); bound without wrappers in modern morocco gilt. Very scarce: one of the early impressions of this important pamphlet account of the expedition drawn from the original Melbourne Argus reports. It was reprinted many times between November...
Melbourne & Sydney: Clarson, Shallard and Co., 1863.
With the narrative of John King and a wood engraving of Burke's graveOctavo pamphlet, original titling wrappers featuring a wood-engraving of Burke's grave at Cooper's Creek to rear cover, the Mackaness copy in recent blue cloth. In the original illustrated wrappers...
London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1862. Octavo, with title-page vignette, a folding map and 16 pp. advertisements at rear; in the original green cloth. An important record of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition. This is the only edition of the one substantial contemporary publication of Burke's own journals. Australian...
Melbourne: Wilson and Mackinnon, 1862. Octavo, with a lithographic portrait frontispiece and large folding map measuring 656 x 794 mm.; in handsome half crushed morocco by Sangorski with gilt lettering and raised bands. The first public printing of Landsborough's journals from the Burke and Wills relief expedition, featuring a splendid...
Goverment Printer, 1862. Foolscap folio, 7 pp., printed on blue paper; bound in modern half calf. The important Sixth Progress Report issued after the adverse findings of the Royal Commission enquiring into the disastrous Burke and Wills expedition. This separate printing of the report is identifiable by its colophon on...
Melbourne: Mason and Firth, Printers, 1862.
Sixth Progress ReportFoolscap folio, 7 pp., printed on blue paper; stitched but unbound as issued, folded for the original "Exploration Committee" envelope, also present. The important Sixth Progress Report issued after the adverse findings of the Royal Commission enquiring into the disastrous Burke...
Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer, 16 March 1865.
The financial aftermath of Burke and WillsFoolscap folio, single sheet. Published for Victorian parliament, this report was prepared by David Wilkie in his role as treasurer of the Exploration Committee. It lists the very considerable costs arising from Landell's importation of...
London: Charles Reynell, 1839.
The industry of emigrationDuodecimo, with three folding maps (including the frontispiece) and a folding table; original blind stamped ribbed brown cloth, bookplate of Charles Glover. Third edition. Settler's guide with good maps of Adelaide and surrounds. The separately paginated 16 pp. advertising appendix contain some...
London: Robert Tyas, 1838.
Revised second editionSlim duodecimo, folding map; at some point disbound from a larger volume (with over-printed numbers in the top margins), in recent green cloth. Informative emigrants handbook for South Australia, including a folding frontispiece map of the Gulf of St. Vincent with an inset...
Edinburgh: Davis Ramsay and Son, 1846.
'the entire country is of comparatively recent formation'Large bifolium, 560 x 405 mm. Sturt's third expedition to inland Australia, reported to readers in Scotland. Departing from Adelaide in 1844 accompanied by John MacDougall Stuart and Harris Browne, the expedition ventured into some of...
Adelaide: Vardon & Sons, 1910.
Local history in South AustraliaOctavo, plates, with old local association stamp of "E.G. Heaslip - Gawler" to the title-page. Published by the Gawler Institute as a memento of the jubilee of the Institute and the Municipality of Gawler in 1908.
Adelaide: House of Assembly, 1893.
Predating the public reportFolio, with two large colour folding maps; uncut in recent cloth. One of only 750 copies published: this rare printing is not recorded by Ferguson. Sir Thomas Elder, who had earlier financed the first great desert journey of Ernest Giles, in...
Adelaide: C.E. Bristow, 1893. Octavo, complete with maps; original wrappers and boards, preserved in a brown morocco bookform box. One of only 500 copies, complete with folding maps: the first edition of the narrative of one of the last great Australian exploring expeditions, written by its leader. Lindsay led this...
Adelaide: Government Printer, 1893.
Enormous geological chart of the central desertFolio, 78 pp., with two large folding maps each measuring 720 x 1530 mm., recent black cloth. First published report of the Elder Scientific Expedition of 1891, complete with the two magnificent lithographic maps of the central desert on...
London: T. & W. Boone, 1845. Two volumes, octavo, with 22 plates including frontispieces; in original decorated green cloth. A highly important and detailed account of inland Australian exploration by Edward John Eyre, containing significant descriptions of Australian geography and Aboriginal life and customs. 'Eyre's Journals are quite scarce and...
London: circa 1901. Folio, three printed pages, fold creases. This summary published after his death in November 1901 outlines Mr Eyre's Services from 1841 when he was appointed Protector of the Aborigines at the Murray River to when he returned to England after the rebellion in Jamaica in 1866. (Stamped...
Birmingham: E.C. Osborne, printer, undated, yet 1866.
An intrepid explorer caught in the aftermath of the Jamaican uprisingTwo sheets measuring 690 x 1080 mm. each; neatly folded. Two spectacular, large broadsides denouncing the conduct of former Australian explorer John Edward Eyre, in his role as governor of Jamaica during...
[London]: no printer, 1868.
Thomas Carlyle defends Eyre's conduct in JamaicaBifolium, four tinted pages folded to docket size; manuscript note to last blank reads 'Petition drawn up by Thomas Carlyle February 1868'. The controversy surrounding the conduct of former Australian explorer and Governor of Jamaica, John Edward Eyre, in...
Adelaide: W.C. Rigby, 1886.
South Australia comes of ageOctavo. 'During twenty one years, from the foundation of the settlement in 1836 to the inauguration of responsible government in 1857.' Finniss was leader of the ill-fated Adam Bay settlement in the remote north during the early 1860s.
London: T. & W. Boone, 1846.
Inscribed to Captain FitzRoy of the BeagleOctavo, frontispiece and five plates (including map of the Rivoli Bay district bound into the text); with a large handcoloured folding map measuring 684 x 535 mm. in front sleeve; a handsome copy with the advertisements in...
London: Sampson Low, 1875. Octavo, eight plates, four folding maps; apart from a cancelled library stamp a good copy in original green cloth, gilt vignette on upper board. An important account of Forrest's successful exploring career, during which he most famously became the first person to cross the continent west...