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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.....
Sydney: D. Wall, 76 York Street, n.d. but, 1848.
First study of Australian architecture: "Georgian" SydneyQuarto, with full page copper plate engravings throughout, owner's name "Alfred C. Johnson"; a good copy in the original pink papered boards, preserved in a blue folding quarter morocco book-form box, lettered to the.....
Sydney: Gibbs, Shallard and Company, 1878.
Important Australian architectural record.Quarto, with full page copper plate engravings throughout, half black roan with gilt lettering, bookplate of Henry White. Joseph Fowles arrived in Sydney in 1838 and this is without doubt his most important work, providing remarkably detailed information on the.....
London: by order of Parliament, 1838.
George Arthur's system scrutinised by FranklinTall quarto, fine in an attractive red crushed morocco binding by Sangorski, spine in raised bands with gilt lettering. Detailed report on convict management prepared shortly after the arrival of Governor Sir John Franklin in Van Diemen's Land.....
Paris: for final publication in 1826.
Louis de Freycinet checking proof depictions of Parramatta, and a rare image of his wifeEarly proof plate before letters and before change in numbering from 94 to 95; manuscript draft captions and attributions in red ink, bold ink note regardng state of the.....
Paris: chez Pillet aîné, 1826.
Freycinet's superb mapping from the Uranie voyage to Australia and the PacificLarge folio, with 22 engraved maps (10 of them double-page); contemporary French quarter calf and marbled sides, spine renewed. The handsome hydrographical atlas of Louis de Freycinet's voyage in the Uranie, the last.....
Paris: chez Pillet aîné, 1826.
Freycinet's superb mapping from the Uranie voyage to Australia and the PacificTwo volumes quarto, text, and large folio atlas containing 22 engraved maps (10 of them double-page); atlas in contemporary Scandinavian quarter calf with decorated paper sides, the text volumes uncut and mostly unopened.....
Freycinet maps New South WalesEngraved chart, with inset captioned 'Ile Van-Diemen 1822', 310 x 240 mm (plate size). Intriguing map of New South Wales and Tasmania prepared by Louis de Freycinet for inclusion in the published account of his expedition titled Voyage autour du monde. This is.....
Sydney: Hordern House, 2001.
De luxe edition, limited to twenty-eight copiesLarge quarto, 310 x 225 mm, xxxii + 670 pp., with a portrait, twenty maps and illustrations and eight colour plates; original quarter vellum and glazed boards. One of just twenty-eight copies of the special issue on large paper.....
The French explore Sydney plainEngraved chart; 495 x 340 mm. Attractive cartographic rarity arising from the visit of Louis and Rose de Freycinet to Sydney in 1819. This map of the Cumberland plain is an example of a little-known first state (without plate number); it was prepared.....
Paris: Gayet et Lebrun, 1840.
The artist's narrative: the rare coloured editionFive volumes, octavo, with a portrait and 59 hand-coloured lithographic plates (a few folding) in the first four volumes and 15 uncoloured plates in the fifth volume; handsome contemporary French quarter olive-green calf, spines with raised bands, ornamented.....
Paris: Pillet Aine, 1825.
Sydney in 1819Engraved map measuring 320 x 237 mm. (plate size), a very good copy, mounted and framed. Detailed and finely engraved map of the budding settlement at Sydney Cove, from the official published account of the Uranie voyage of 1817-1820 to Australia and the.....
Paris: Leblanc, no date, but after 1822.
The artist's account: the first published narrative of the Freycinet voyageTwo volumes, octavo, and small folio atlas; the atlas with separate title, map and 25 lithographic plates; text in mid-nineteenth century quarter green roan trade binding with gilt ornament, atlas in more.....
Paris: Leblanc, 1822. Folio, with an engraved world map and 25 lithograph views; uncut; original boards, as issued, with the publisher's printed label. The splendid atlas volume to Jacques Arago's published account of his voyage to Australia and the Pacific with the Freycinet expedition of 1817-1820. Published in 1822, Arago's.....
Paris: 1822. Hand-coloured engraving, 190 x 270 mm., mounted. Early view of Warragamba River in the lower Blue Mountains, the site of Sydney's ever important Warragamba Dam from the official published account of the major French voyage of 1817-1820 to Australia and the Pacific commanded by Louis de Freycinet. The.....
Blue MountainsEngraving, 190 x 270 mm. Early view of Warragamba River in the lower Blue Mountains, the site of Sydney's ever important Warragamba Dam from the official published account of the major French voyage of 1817-1820 to Australia and the Pacific commanded by Louis de Freycinet. The.....
Superb presentation album honouring a campaigner for a wrongly convicted man's releaseLarge quarto (365 x 275 mm); contents comprising 14 vellum leaves heavily illuminated by F. Faulkner White, Gothic-style calligraphic text surrounded by multicoloured borders; title leaf with small oval albumen photograph of the recipient, Ralph Sanders.....
Edinburgh: J. Robertson, 1792.
'The most absurd, prodigal and impracticable vision…'Octavo, 336 pp.; a very good copy in nineteenth-century half calf over marbled boards. Rare, with an early essay on Botany Bay by a Scottish judge and therefore providing some insight into the reaction of the legal profession to.....
Launceston: Cornwall Chronicle, 1855.
Poems for the Crimean WarSmall octavo, 114 pp., single page "In Memoriam" bound in, early newspaper report of Gardner's death pasted to a blank, some significant toning; a charming copy in full pebble-grained green morocco, gilt. Very scarce: a Launceston-published anthology of poetry by William.....
The Celebrated George BarringtonHardcover with colour dust jacket, 327pp. This book traces the genesis of the Barrington books in rich and evocative detail, offering a compelling account of publishing history in England and on the continent, and displaying the subtle machinations of the book trade in a world without.....
Adelaide: W.C. Cox, 1874.
The Aboriginal Tribes near Cooper's CreekOctavo, 51 pp., early ink owner's name on title and first page (Wm. Tomsett of Queenstown 1874) in a modern binding. First edition, and an important account of the customs of the Dieyerie tribe (now more commonly "Diyari" or "Diery").....
London: Prined by G. Barclay, 1850.
Gawler on the colonies and his reputation: "not published"Slim octavo, 45 pp., in recent tan half calf, marbled boards. Very rare privately published work by the former Governor of South Australia, and the last serious effort he made to rehabilitate his reputation in.....
London: John Nichols, 1788.
First Fleet report from the CapeOctavo, pp. 377-472, three plates; recent wrappers. Reports progress of the First Fleet: 'By the last accounts received from the fleet from Botany Bay, they arrived at the Cape of Good Hope on the 13th of October last, and expected.....