Early Australia (to 1830)
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[England]: circa, 1820.
Nonplussed kangaroos on Sydney harbourSingle leaf from a scrapbook, 215 x 260 mm., the engravings and captions neatly cut-out and pasted down, views to both sides of the sheet; in a nineteenth century frame. Marvellous page from a scrap book with a naïve scene depicting "Natives.....
London: John Murray, 1827. Two volumes, octavo, with a folding chart, 13 plates and a folding engraving; contemporary half calf, spines gilt with double labels. First edition to be properly published: a very rare form of this important book was evidently issued before publication, with the publication date of 1826.....
Sydney: Stephens & Stokes, December 1832.
With an extensive series of Sydney engravingsOctavo, folding map, engraved title-page with view of the GPO, two folding tables, two folding plates (one hand-coloured), map of Mount Victoria, two views of the Mount Victoria pass by John Carmichael, and 11 engraved advertisements for.....
London: Alexander Bassano, circa 1875.
Wife of the Governor of NSWCabinet card, measuring 165 x 110 mm., early manuscript annotation, the card in very good condition overall. Charming cabinet card photographic portrait of the Honourable Cecilia Margaret Harbord, who married the future governor of New South Wales, Sir Charles.....
London: Effingham Wilson, 1848.
Lang on the Irish, with particular notice of "splendid" Port PhillipOctavo, 40 pp.; in polished red half calf by Sangorski, gilt. First edition of one of the Reverend Lang's more convoluted schemes, seeking to take advantage of the Irish troubles with a view to promoting.....
Sydney: Stephens and Stokes, 1831.
Jeremy Bentham's bequestOctavo, 27 pages, old (original?) marbled wrappers bound in; recent half morocco with crimson spine label, bookplate. A rare and early pamphlet by the prolific Lang, on the foundation of the Australian College, printed in Sydney by Stephens & Stokes the same.....
London: T. & W. Boone, 1847.
Leichhardt complete with maps and in original conditionOctavo, seven plates including frontispiece, further vignettes, with three maps mounted on linen in uniform folding case; fine in original publisher's cloth, lovingly preserved in a handsome gilt blue morocco solander case. An excellent copy of.....
London: T. & W. Boone, 1847.
"It was at the end of September, 1844…"Octavo, with seven plates including frontispiece, vignettes, 4 & 8 pp. advertisements at front (the first dated June 1848), and a further 8 pp. at rear; a handsome copy in recent tan crushed morocco by Sangorski.....
Paris: 1814. Handcoloured engraving, 140 x 250mm, mounted, with caption letterpress laid down. This hand coloured engraved view is a smaller rendition of the engraving by Milbert, which appeared in Peron's Voyage de decouvertes aux Terres Australes….. Paris 1807. It is the view seen from Nicholas Baudin's camp in 1802.....
Off the Lizard, coast of England: 10 July, 1838.
Lhotsky worries about his specimensThree page manuscript letter, 205 x 165 mm., on a single sheet folded in half; postal stamps, remnants of red wax seal. Most uncommon autograph letter by the naturalist Lhotsky, written off the Cornish coast in.....
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1901.
Let there be Lights.Thick duodecimo, frontispiece, no title-page as issued; a remarkably fresh copy in the original paper wrappers, paper label to front; in a good modern brown box. A minor book but a good account of the Lights in Singapore and.....
Melbourne: Alfred Winter, circa 1860. Photographic carte de visite, 95 x 60 mm., some rubbing; Alfred Winter trade details verso and manuscript attribution, very good. Fine photographic carte-de-visite of Anne Lindsay, by the prominent early photographer Alfred Winter. The photographer was Alfred Winter, and his printed advertising crest is on.....
London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longman, 1833. Thick octavo, half title including publishers advertisements to verso, almost 100 lithographs on thicker art pages (but with continuing pagination) as well as more than 2,000 wood engravings throughout, early owner's inscription,, very good; half dark blue morocco, original marbled boards.....
London: D. Walther, 1838.
The Macarthur boys promote emigration to CamdenSlim octavo, 20 pp., toned; stitch-sewn pamphlet, as issued. Very rare account and promotion of the voyage of the Brothers in 1836, recording one of the first attempts at systematic emigration to New South Wales, overseen by the Macarthur.....
Sydney: 25 July 1821.
The beginnings of the Strathallan estate in TasmaniaFolio; manuscript in ink on vellum, 303 x 390 mm; in fine original condition, with suspended paper seal. A good, early grant by Macquarie as fifth governor, with the signatures of Charles Whelan as witness and Frederick Goulburn.....
Windsor: Government House, Monday 4 October 1819.
"Half year's Salary"Single leaf, manuscript in ink. A rare manuscript from the period of Macquarie's Governorship, written from Government House at Windsor. It is a warrant for for Richard Lawson, "His half year's Salary", for duties as "Overseer in the New discovered.....
Sydney: 25 July 1821.
with Macquarie's Great SealFolio, manuscript in ink on vellum; verso with docket-title; in good condition, framed. An early example of a Tasmanian land grant, with a good signature by Governor Macquarie and completed with his Great Seal of the Colony of New South Wales. Issued.....
Sydney: 1812, 1814 & 1840.
Colonial wax sealsWax seals, surviving from original documents; in good condition, mounted. An attractive pair of original impressions of Macquarie's smaller seal: the first or "territorial" seal of New South Wales; accompanied by an 1840 example of Gipps's seal. Often bruised and cracked on.....
Cologne: Eucharius Cervicornus, 1521.
Early Macrobius with a refigured world mapFolio, title within an ornate woodcut border; fine woodcut map of the world and several woodcut diagrams, woodcut initials; nineteenth-century continental binding of half calf, flat spine gilt in compartments. An important early edition of Macrobius, the first to.....
Lisbon: Typographia da Academia, 1863.
Controversial study of the Dieppe mapsQuarto, 24 pp., with a map integral to the text, original printed wrappers; a pleasing partially uncut copy. A controversial treatise claiming the primary discovery of the Australian continent as a Portuguese achievement. This theory derives from the author's.....
Lisbon: Melchiades & Co., 1863.
Controversial study of the Dieppe mapsLarge octavo pamphlet, 24 pp. with an additional map sheet, an excellent partially uncut copy. A controversial treatise claiming the primary discovery of the Australian continent as a Portuguese achievement. This theory derives from the author's belief in the.....
London: John Booth, 1811.
The development of the colony under Governors Hunter, King and BlighQuarto, with a folding map; contemporary marbled calf, gilt; quarter morocco bookform case. The first substantial historical work published by a convict, this was essentially the last work written in the tradition of the First.....
London: John Booth Duke Street Portland Place, 4 June 1810.
The first panoramic views of Sydney to be exhibitedPair of uncoloured aquatints joined as a panorama as intended, 340 x 980 mm; in original bird's-eye maple frame. A rare panoramic view of Sydney Harbour. John Eyre arrived in New.....
Sydney: R. Mansfield, 1829 &, 1830.
Two rare Mansfield printingsOctavo, two works bound together, neat repair to the gutter of the title-page of the first, the second work with a few spots; one set of the original plain blue wrappers bound in at rear;, in crushed blue morocco by.....