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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: 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: J.Cross and Simpkin, Marshall. 1840. Octavo, with a folding map and folding tables; complete with the errata slip, in the original cloth. First Edition. Burton was a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, whose views on the moral decline of colonial society were a significant influence.....
Land & Estate Agency, George Street: Stephen & Stokes, Printers, 2 May, 1833.
Home for a publican and the beginnings of Burwood112 x 174 mm, printed form completed in manuscript in brown ink; printed decorative device above printers' caption; completed" Webb £2.12.0" on verso, together with small sum workings.....
Perth: Wm. Alfred Watson, Government Printer, 1902.
Incomprehensible suffering and despairFolio, 62 pp., with a large folding lithographic map measuring 890 x 648 mm., fine in handsome quarter green polished calf with gilt lettering. Official account of the scientific expedition financed by the wealthy English traveller Albert Calvert, dispatched.....
Fredonia: New York, 1846.
Scarcest of the Canadian exile accountsOctavo; light spotting throughout, but a very good copy in twentieth-century quarter green morocco, raised bands. First edition and scarce: 'A most vivid and interesting account of the convict system in Tasmania from within by a political prisoner, who publishes.....
Buffalo: A.W. Wilgus, 1843.
Firsthand account of Tasmanian convict life.Small octavo, frontispiece and folding map printed white-on-black; original quarter roan. Exile account by a conspicuous figure in the Canadian Patriotic Rebellion of 1837. Wait was condemned to be hanged, but the efforts of his wife procured a stay of.....
Buffalo: A.W. Wilgus, 1843.
Firsthand account of Tasmanian convict life.Small octavo, frontispiece and folding map printed white-on-black; some browning (as usual with this paper stock), yet a very good copy in handsome full speckled calf with black and red labels. Exile account by a conspicuous figure in the Canadian.....
Brisbane: J.W. Buxton, 1867. Octavo, photographic portrait frontispiece, single lithographic plate and a large folding map at the rear; in original cloth inscribed 'presented by the author January 1870'. Rare narrative of an important inland expedition across far north Queensland and Cape York, with an original mounted sepia frontispiece photograph.....
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.....
London: Waterlow and Sons, 1847.
Self government for OtagoOctavo pamphlet, 14 pp., titling wrappers. 'Written chiefley by the Reverend Thomas Burns, on the resumption of, and as a stimulus to, the enterprise of which Capt. Cargill was leader and Dr. Aldcorn first secretary. Very heavy composition; likens the proposed.....
London: Edward Lloyd, 1898.
An Australian "Robinson Crusoe"Folio, illustrated throughout, original wrappers printed in red and green bound in, old newspaper clippings tipped in; in modern red half morocco by Morrell, bookplate of Henry L. White. An interesting satirical account of one of the great late century hoaxes, of.....
London & Melbourne: Novello Ewer & Co. [and] Allan & Co., 1880.
Prize-winner for the Melbourne International ExhibitionTall octavo, some foxing, all advertisements present; in original lilac wrappers, Surprisingly scarce: a 161 pp. musical score for Victoria, the prize cantata written by Caron for the opening of the Melbourne.....
Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1882.
A study of culturesOctavo, diagrams and tables throughout the text, folding table; elegantly bound in modern three-quarter morocco with raised bands. Fine copy of a scarce anthropological study carried out by French maritime medical officer Cauvin, during his visit to Australia and New Guinea in.....
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.....
Melbourne: C. Troedel, 1865.
Pioneering chromlithographic views in landscape artImperial folio; 12 unnumbered chromolithographs mounted on stiff white sheets, with Troedel's blind-stamped mark in the margins and printed captions on the verso of each plate; original cloth portfolio lettered as above on front cover. Melbourne, C. Troedel, . A.....
Melbourne: Australasian Authors' Agency, 1911. Octavo, 80 pp. (last blank), frontispiece; a few old library stamps and scattered pithy marginalia; original printed wrappers. Uncommon Melbourne-printed first edition of one of the most eccentric Australian publications: much republished, this first edition includes the notorious folding colour frontispiece depicting criminal, lunatic and.....
Melbourne: John Ferres, Government printer, 1 March, 1860.
Revenue from Chinese gold-miners.Single foolscap sheet. 'Statement of the amount of Chinese and gold fields revenue collected at Belvoir, from the date of Mr. Hanify's appointment as Chinese protector to the present time, and statement relating to the collection of customs.....
London: Edward Orme, 1813.
Dedicated to Bligh: the first book on the Australian AboriginesQuarto, 10 coloured aquatints; modern half calf, spine gilt-titled. A very good copy of the first issue of this important Australian plate book. This was the first work to be published on the Australian Aborigines. Clark.....
Sydney: J.R.Clarke, circa 1857.
Sydney HarbourIllustrated tinted lithographed sheet music cover. Edmund Thomas (1827-1867, painter and lithographer) arrived in Port Phillip in 1852, where he spent a productive few years before he moved to Sydney in late 1854. Having produced a well received album of Melbourne views before leaving.....