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Adelaide: George Howell, 1883.
Adelaide parliamentarians illustratedOctavo, numerous wood engraved portraits; in original blind stamped green cloth, gilt spine. A snapshot of Adelaide political life in the 1880's. From the preface: 'Totally unaware at the outset that South Australia had produced so many really eminent men, he thought that.....
Glasgow: Aird & Coghill for the Cowal Society, 1881. Small slim octavo, 48 pages, portrait frontispiece and decorated title page, full page map, occasional vignettes, cloth a little rubbed at extremities otherwise a fine fresh copy. An exceptionally rare Australian exploration title. McKinlay led the South Australian Burke and Wills.....
London: G. Mann, 1839. Octavo, [ii], 30, [ii] pp., in modern green cloth. Scarce: this copy includes the leaf of South Australian Company officers bound at the rear. 'The author was agent to the South Australian Commissioners for the sale of Lands, and for conducting the departure of Emigrants. Letters.....
Adelaide: E. Spiller, Government Printer, 1880.
South Australians at the Melbourne FairOctavo, 84pp. (last blank), with two maps; in original gilt lettered limp green cloth. A glowing appraisal of South Australia prepared for visitors to the Melbourne International Exhibition of 1880. This booklet includes chapters on the history of.....
London: Judd and Co., 1882.
'the object of unmeasured hatred and denunciation'Large thick quarto, ii, 980 pp., fine in handsome half brown morocco with gilt lettering by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Early London printed facsimile of the first three volumes of Pasquin (January 1867 to November 1869). Eustace Mitford 'came.....
London: T. & W. Boone, 1835.
Boone's first Australian publication.Octavo; in the original green morocco-grain half cloth and drab papered boards; printed paper label on the spine. First and only edition of Boone's first Australian publication. Between 1835 and 1853 Thomas and William Boone would publish an outstanding series.....
Glasgow: privately printed, n.d. but, 1876. Octavo, photographic frontispiece, eight lithograph plates and four folding lithograph maps and another map in the text;in original green cloth, bookplate of Rodney Davidson. A very scarce book, the only public account of an important expedition to Arnhem Land in what is now the.....
Adelaide: Burden & Bonython, 1887. Octavo, 39 pp., in the original brown cloth boards, a few flecks. A rare work by the inland explorer Simpson Newland, the pastoralist and explorer. Newland, better known for his Paving the Way: A Romance of the Australian Bush (1913), here 'describes the Northern Territory.....
Adelaide: C.E. Bristow, 1906.
Early Australian palaeontologySouth Australian Parliamentary Paper, numerous photographic text illustrations, 5 folding charts and maps; half red morocco by Sangorski. Early survey of Northern Territory palaeontology and mining with contributions by Etheridge (including his significant fossil finds) and Basedow, both pioneers in Australian geology and.....
Adelaide: W. K. Thomas & Co., 1887.
Jubilee year celebrationsOctavo, 80 pp., later burgundy cloth. Contains 'the reminiscences of early settlers, the names of the pioneers who arrived in South Australia in the year 1836, and other interesting information connected with the foundation.'.
Adelaide: Hussey & Gillingham, 1917.
Adelaide shipping historyOctavo, 112pp, original titling wrappers, fine with bookplate of Charles Glover. Scarce booklet for early history of South Australia, with introductory treatment of of Lieutenant James Grant, Matthew Flinders, Charles Sturt and Collett Barker. The remainder of this volume describes Adelaide shipping.....
Adelaide: W.K. Thomas, 1914-, 1917. Duodecimo, four books bound together in contemporary quarter roan with gilt lettering; with a total of 83 photo plates (some folding), with original printed wrappers bound in. An outstanding collection of Australian ornithology and central desert travel narratives by pioneering conservationist and Aboriginal advocate Samuel.....
Adelaide: W.K.Thomas & Co., 1882.
Lively account of the Northern Territory circa 1880Octavo, fine in original maroon cloth with gilt lettering. Good first-hand account of frontier life in the Northern Territory (of what was then South Australia). The author travelled for two and a half months with the South.....
Adelaide: W. K. Thomas & Co., 1906.
Early wanderings on the coast of South AustraliaOctavo booklet, 46 pp. very good in original printed pink wrappers, chipped; preserved in splendid full crushed morocco bookform box by Sangorski lined with moiré silk, with gilt lettering. Uncommon booklet in remarkable original condition.....
London: HMSO, 1 April 1833. Foolscap folio, 56pp., very good in half red morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. 'Copies or extracts of the correspondence between the Secretary of State for the Colonial Department and the Governors or Lieutenant-Governors of the British Colonies in North America and Australia, since the last.....
London: HMSO, 1840-1841. Foolscap folio, finely bound in half red morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Comprising four separately published parts: Copies of the Commission appointing T.F. Elliot and Robert Torrens Esq and the Hon. Edward Villiers, Land and Emigration Commissioners…for South Australia. 24 February 1840; 10pp and docket title leaf.....
London: HMSO, 12 March, 1841.
Wakefield scheme goes bustFoolscap quarto, 165 pp., later red cloth. An archive of letters and memorandums published for the House of Commons in the wake of the South Australian debt crisis. The report published a total of some 97 items, mostly authored by familiar.....
London: House of Commons, 1840. Foolscap folio, 37 pp., else good, recent boards. Fourth annual report of the Colonization Commission tasked with selling land in the infant colony to provide the capital for colonial development. The sale of land in South Australia owed much to the 'science of colonial management'.....
London: House of Commons, 28 July, 1836.
Letter of instruction to William LightTall quarto, 40pp. with handcoloured lithographed sheet; bound in splendid full crimson crushed morocco with gilt lettering by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. A significant publication in the early history of South Australia, being the first report of the.....
London: House of Commons, 10 April 1840.
Pauper emigration to South AustraliaFoolscap folio, 32pp. (including docket title leaf), some browning but very good condition in custom folding brown cloth case with label. The 'art of colonization' revealed: a comprehensive report printing detailing land sales from 1835-1840 in South Australia.....
London: House of Commons, 10 April 1840.
Pauper emigration to South AustraliaFoolscap, 32pp. (docket title to verso of final leaf); a little dusted, very good. The 'art of colonization' revealed: a comprehensive report printing detailing land sales from 1835-1840 in South Australia, and the revenue subsequently raised through the.....