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London: J. Souter, November 1824.
Idealised Australian parkland viewHand-coloured aquatint, 265 x 355 mm., mounted. An attractive plate from the Joseph Lycett's Views in Australia or New South Wales, & Van Dieman's Land, published in London in 1825 and a landmark in the development of Australian illustrated books. Lycett.....
London: J. Souter, 1825.
By Governor Macquarie's artistOblong folio, a tall copy with the pictorial lithographed title untrimmed, 48 coloured aquatint views after drawings by Joseph Lycett, the colouring generally very bright and of notably high quality, two engraved maps (one folding), with descriptive letterpress text, later neat owner's.....
Brescia: Boninus de Boninis, 1483.
First appearance of the Macrobian world mapSmall folio (302 x 198mm), 191 leaves (initial blank leaf discarded), with seven diagrams and a world map within the text; capital spaces blank; a fine, large copy in handsome Regency russia leather, sides richly tooled in gilt.....
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.....
London: T. Dring & C. Harper, 1694.
First appearance of Macrobius in EnglandOctavo, with an additional engraved allegorical title, letterpress title printed in red & black, complete with the often missing imprimatur leaf at start; with a map and other figures in the text;; early eighteenth-century calf with contemporary.....
Dunedin: New Zealand Institute, 1896.
The original Maori design source-bookLarge quarto, profusely illustrated throughout (including seven special plates printed in black and red), a very attractive copy in original half morocco binding. A special publication of the New Zealand Institute to record and photograph all outstanding examples of surviving.....
Paris: Aux Depens des Yachtsmen Bibliophiles, 1951.
Lavish French editionTwo volumes, quarto, engraved title in red and black, wove paper, 30 copper plate engravings including two frontispieces, many lino-cut tail-pieces, one map; unbound, uncut sheets in stiff printed paper wrappers, parchment folders and slipcase. An attractive private press edition.....
Sydney: W.J. Row, 1st July - 31 December, 1844. Thick folio; in contemporary half calf with gilt-lettered labels. A fine collection of the New South Wales Government Gazette for July to December 1844, in an original binding by William Moffitt, a free convict and Sydney's first bookbinder of note. Examples.....
London: M. Walbrook, 1884. Octavo, original blue cloth with gilt title. A copy from the personal library of the Earl of Derby with his armorial bookplate and the following extensive inscription by the author: 'About the year 1841, during a leave of absence, I had the honour of an interview.....
London: William Heinemann, 1929. Tall octavo, signed and numbered from a limited edition of 375, with twelve engravings (including frontispiece) unopened; in full vellum binding, gilt, bookplate. A very good copy of George Moore's decorative retelling of the Gospel story. Published by Heinemann, a private press from Covent Garden established.....
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1911. Quarto, uncut, with colour-printed frontispiece and woodcut tail-piece by Florence Kingsford Cockerell; gilt stamped brown boards. First edition: an Egyptian fragment translated by Gilbert Murray. The classicist explains in his preface that "the origin of this tale is in Demotic Egyptian, in prose, on a fragmentary.....
Sydney: J.R. Clarke, 1857.
The first music album published in New South WalesLarge quarto, with a total of ten lithographic plates, including the illustrated title-page and frontispiece; comprising eight musical scores with introductory letterpress (preface and contents leaves); a very good copy in original red cloth decorated in gilt.....
Glasgow: privately printed, circa 1876.
The Cadell northern Australian expeditionOctavo, photographic portrait frontispiece; with eight lithographic plates, four folding maps and a single engraved map integral to the pagination; original blue cloth with spare gilt ornament. Uncommon - the only public account of an important expedition to Arnhem Land.....
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.....
Basle: Heinrich Petrus, March 1557.
"How many ways the Indian sea stretcheth itself"Folio, woodcut printer's device to title and verso of final leaf, woodcut historiated initials; contemporary white pigskin over wooden boards, blind-tooled to a panelled design, roll-tooled borders including one with images of the psalmist and evangelists, another.....
London: John Stockdale, 31 August, 1789.
After a drawing by LathamOriginal engraving, 260 x 190 mm. Mounted. Marvellous image of the "Vulpine Opossum" after an original drawing by Latham. This print is taken from Governor Phillip's Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay published by Stockdale in late 1789.....
London: T. Osborne et al. 1766.
From Moses to contemporary men of fashionEleven volumes, octavo; a most handsome set in contemporary speckled calf. This grave and ambitious work sets out to list the most famous and infamous individuals encountered in the histories and legends of all nations. Volume one.....
London: for R. Ackermann, 1818.
Cottages ornés: influential on Colonial designImperial octavo, frontispiece and 26 aquatint plates, all handcoloured; nineteenth century purple half calf. In this beautifully illustrated book George Papworth (1775-1847) intended to demonstrate that even a modest cottage could be raised to a high aesthetic plane with.....
London: Thomas Cotes, 1640.
The largest early English herbal, with 2700 original woodblock illustrationsFolio, with elaborately engraved title-page and about 2700 woodcut illustrations in the text; in an attractive later binding of smooth polished calf. An especially good copy of this famous and beautiful English herbal, 'one of the.....
Melbourne: J. Kemp, Government Printer, 1912. Octavo, contemporary roan. As well as a preface by Arthur Wadsworth, the Librarian, this catalogue of a major Australian library contains the rules of the library and an explanation of the classification system. From the library of Henry White, with the Belltrees bookplate.
London: Macmillan, 1862. Small octavo, engraved title, very good; in red polished calf, spine with raised bands, green morocco label, gilt, sunned, spine slightly bumped. A collection of poetry from a number of favourite poets selected and arranged by the English poet and critic Coventry Patmore (1823-1896). Includes a lovely.....
London: for J. Taylor, 1823. Quarto, 33 engraved plates (23 sepia aquatints), partly unopened in original grey boards, with 16 pp. publisher's catalogue. An excellent unsophisticated copy of the second edition. Pocock (1779-1849) had an extensive and varied architectural practice in England, Ireland and Canada, where he built the Ball.....
London: R. N. Rose, 1821.
"A literary conservatory of rare, curious, and interesting productions…"Six volumes, octavo, illustrated by one hundred engravings (some folding); contemporary half calf, marbled boards. Generously illustrated cyclopaedia of curious knowledge gleaned from myriad sources for the general reader. In the preface, the good Reverend Polehampton.....