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London: John Stockdale, 1792.
First exploration of the Sydney basinEngraved chart measuring 415 x 548 mm. Important early map of the colony showing both coastal surveys and the extent of inland exploration attempted during the first three years of settlement. William Dawes is remembered as one of the most.....
London: Scott, Webster & Geary, 1837.
Famous colonial view as fore-edge paintingDuodecimo, frontispiece and engraved title-page; contemporary roan with gilt to spine and boards. An attractive fore-edge painting based upon the famous Sydney Cove view engraved by Edward Dayes. This image, transmitted through various forms (from oil on canvas.....
Sydney: Thomas Richards, 1859. Foolscap folio, 37 pp.; printed on blue paper; protected in recent brown buckram. A scarce Government paper on the "Defence of the Town and Harbour of Sydney". Motivated chiefly by the memory of the Crimean War, the paper was a telling contribution to the then current.....
London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1870.
Autobiography of a Governor-GeneralTwo volumes, octavo, each with folding frontispiece map; in late nineteenth century half crimson roan with gilt lettering. Sir William Denison was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land in 1846 following the dismissal of Sir John Eardley-Wilmot, and later served.....
London: William Clowes and Sons for HMSO, February, 1849. Tall quarto, with a large folding plate; overall a good copy in understated modern polished half calf, front wrapper bound in at rear. The continuation of the previous report: this Parliamentary report on the state of convict management was printed shortly.....
Sydney: Charles Potter, Government Printer, 1877.
Property dispute at InverellFoolscap, 8pp. including survey plan. Regarding a property dispute at Inverell, New South Wales: "Return of an Order made by the Honourable the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales, dated 20 July, 1876…Copies of all correspondence, papers, and minutes in.....
Hobart: Hobart Town Advertiser Office, 1851.
Tasmania, not "where the orgies of Hell are unceasingly performed…"Slim octavo, viii, 48 pp., some early ink underlining; an excellent copy, handsomely bound in full brown crushed morocco by Sangorski. Most uncommon on the market, and a very attractive copy of this fiercely.....
London: Blackie & Son Ltd., 1946.
Private press edition of an early Australian voyageSmall slim octavo, fine in original red cloth. Printed for private circulation: records a voyage made from Australia to England in 1842. Elizabeth Isabella Georgiana Dixon was eighteen years of age at the time.
Melbourne & Sydney: Tatchell, Garritty & Dobson, 1891-, 1892. Oblong octavo, illustrated throughout; in original decorated wrappers. A celebration of the Australian Christmas with illustrations by one of the founding members of the Heidelberg School, Walter Withers. Issued as a souvenir by the Post and Telegraph Departments, this charming work.....
Sydney: John Sands, for the company, 1890.
Silver mining in Broken HillQuarto, staple bound in original tinted wrappers, with lithographic four folding plans. Contains the directors report and balance sheet for the mid-term of 1890; of special interest are the four folding plans of the transverse holdings, shaft plans.....
Original descriptions of Tasmania by a member of the Dumont d'Urville expeditionThree manuscripts, variously 4pp., 1½pp and 2pp., folio (approx. 365 x 225 mm); loose leaves in custom-made morocco box lettered "Dumont d'Urville. Tasmanie: Voyage de l'Astrolabe. Manuscrit autographe" Rare and important original manuscript source for the.....
Paris: Tastu, 1833.
Iconic indigenous portraitsLithographic sheet measuring 340 x 540 mm. Original lithograph from the official account of the Dunont d'Urville expedition, comprising portrait studies of West Australian Aborigines. Louis de Sainson, the topographical draughtsman travelling with the expedition, made many detailed studies of the local inhabitants of.....
Paris: Tastu, 1833.
Colonial architect Francis GreenwayLithographed view on china paper, mounted, well coloured, 215 x 310 mm. This view of the Governor's Stables shows the original Francis Greenway building before changes. Greenway, the colony's first architect worked under the patronage of Governor Lachlan Macquarie. This building still stands.....
Paris: Tastu, 1833. Lithographed view on china paper, 195 x 310 mm (image size); well preserved, mounted. Attractive view of the first Government House in Sydney, which stood on the corners of Bridge and Phillip Streets. The original cottage had been begun by Phillip in July 1788, but was much.....
Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1833.
Engaging Sydney Harbour viewLithograph, 205 x 320 mm.; very good condition, mounted. This fine view shows ships of the Astrolabe voyage passing through Sydney Heads. The Astrolabe (Duperrey's old ship the Coquille, renamed in honour of La Pérouse) sailed from Toulon in April 1826. Dumont.....
Paris: Tatsu, 1833.
Sydney HarbourLithograph, 358 x 517 mm; in fine condition, embossed stamp below title, mounted. A fine view of the ships of the Astrolabe voyage passing through the Heads of Port Jackson by Louis de Sainson. The lithograph is from Dumont Durville's Voyage de la Corvette l'Astrolabe.....
Paris: Tastu, 1833. Lithograph, 225 x 320 mm.; mounted. Fine original lithograph from the official account of the Dunont d'Urville expedition, depicting a group of West Australian Aborigines roasting lizards over a fire. Louis de Sainson, the topographical draughtsman travelling with the expedition, made many detailed studies of the local.....
Paris: 1833. Lithographed view, coloured; 185 x 350mm, mounted. Beautifully coloured engraving of a view of the Port of King George, illustrating the voyage of Dumont D'urville. The Astrolabe made several points of call along the Australian coastline, particularly in New South Wales and north-western Australia, as well as New.....
London: William H. Allen and Co., 1837.
With four good maps of East Asia.Octavo, with four folding maps; a fine copy in full navy gilt morocco, from the Ingleton collection, with bookplate. A fine copy of this engaging account of travels in the East Indies, especially Java and the.....
London: S.P.C.K., n.d., but, 1879. Octavo, frontispiece and two black &-white plates; in the original green decorated cloth. Charles Eden lived in Australia for eight years, during which time he wrote a number of stories for boys. This tale is based on his experiences in Queensland and New Guinea.
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.....