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London: Richard Bentley, 1867.
Explorer and Governor of Jamaica.Octavo, engraved portrait frontispiece, original red cloth (now stained), bookplate of Dr H. Boyd Graham. Life of the intrepid explorer, and controversial colonial governor, John Edward Eyre. This copy is inscribed by the author Hamilton Hume (not to be confused with.....
London: John Stockdale, 1792.
Hunter and Bradley as pioneer map-makersEngraved chart, 720 x 400 mm. Important early colonial map of the coastline of New South Wales, a direct result of searching for alternate settlement sites within easy sailing distance from Sydney Cove. John Hunter and William Bradley undertook surveys.....
Adelaide: Advertiser Print, 1881.
Moses and meOctavo, [iv], 32, [iv] pp., eight lithographed plates after Herbert Woodhouse or Arthur Esam; original pink pictorial wrappers. This delightful and rare illustrated work is an account of the author's trip from Adelaide to Mount Browne. The Introduction remarks that 'interest has been.....
Leipzig and Prague: G. Freytag [and] Tempsky, 1882-, 1883. Four volumes, octavo, frontispieces in each volume, maps and other illustrations; original blindstamped green cloth. Influential German study of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Karl Emil Jung, who had taught classics at Eton, emigrated to Australia in the 1850s, took.....
London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1884.
Indigenous aristrocracy of New ZealandOctavo, portrait frontispiece, nine plates and numerous illustrations throughout the text, folding map at rear; decorated cloth. Third edition, enlarged. The author travelled on a 600 mile journey through the King Country accompanied by the Maori guide.....
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.....
Melbourne: F. F. Baillière, 1862. Octavo, frontispiece and large folding map, handcoloured in outline; original yellow printed boards with linen spine; a very good copy. The quite rare superior form of the Baillière issue with the map handcoloured in outline and with the 16-page botanical appendix by Von Mueller. This.....
Melbourne: Wilson & Mackinnon, 1862. Octavo, engraved frontispiece and large fold-out map of Australia; linen-backed pink printed card boards. First edition, first issue. The map is uncoloured and was not issued with the botanical appendix found in the Baillière issue.
London: T. & W. Boone, 1847. Octavo, seven plates including frontispiece, vignettes, a fine copy in original publisher's cloth. A handsome copy of a pivotal document in the history of Australian exploration, here seen in the original publishers blind-blocked cloth. Ludwig Leichhardt's Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia… documents.....
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.....
Halle: Druck u.Verlag H.W. Schmidt, 1851. Octavo, illustrations in the text; some spotting, mainly affecting the early sections, original patterned maroon cloth sides., The first German edition of this famous account of Leichhardt's expedition from Moreton Bay to Port Essington. Leichhardt prepared his journal for publication in England and gave.....
London: John Murray, April, 1825.
Scarce colonial aquatintAquatint. Quaint aquatint view of the Campbell River by Lewin, printed for Judge Barron Field's Geographical Memoirs published by John Murray in 1825; the book is significant as the only edition of surveyor-general John Oxley's journal of the exploration of Moreton Bay.....
London: John Murray, 1857.
Unequalled contribution to African geographyLarge octavo, engraved portrait and 23 plates (including folding frontispiece view), two folding maps by Arrowsmith (one in pocket at rear), numerous wood engraved illustrations through the text; original brown cloth. The most famous account of African exploration, recording three years.....
London: Kent and Richards, 1849.
The squatter and the KangaroosSmall octavo, lithograph frontispiece and engraved title page; rebound in half morocco and blue cloth, from the library of the 'Sydney Mechanics School of Art', with attendant stamps, foxed and thumbed. A reissue of A Visit to the Antipodes (1846).....
Halifax, England: F. King & Sons, Ltd., 1908.
Early days of MackayQuarto, numerous text illustrations, four fold-out maps and charts, edition of 250; half green morocco by Sangorski. This is a fine presentation copy of Roth's history of Mackay. Roth had been commissioned to investigate the Queensland sugar industry.....
London: Sampson Low, Son and Co., 1863. Octavo, with a tinted lithograph frontispiece and 13 tinted lithograph plates, large folding map loose in the endpocket; an attractive copy in original green cloth, uncut, bookplate of Thomas Mollet. Signature on front fly leaf of W.T.L.Travers of Christchurch, William Travers was a......
Glasgow: Aird & Coghill for the Cowal Society, 1881. Small slim octavo, 48 pages, portrait frontispiece and decorated title page, full page map, occasional vignettes, cloth a little rubbed at extremities otherwise a fine fresh copy. An exceptionally rare Australian exploration title. McKinlay led the South Australian Burke and Wills.....
Sydney: W. W. Davies, 1846. Folio, 5 pp. (numbered -1643) ; disbound. An important "Supplement" to the Government Gazette, printing the latest news of the explorations of Sir Thomas Mitchell and Samuel Augustus Perry. These supplements were not always kept with the same rigour as the Gazette proper, and are.....
Sydney: J. Moore, George Street, 1850. Octavo, folding frontispiece map; in original attractive patterned cloth. Scarce first edition of a pioneering Australian geography textbook, inscribed by the author Sir Thomas Mitchell, renowned explorer and Surveyor-General of New South Wales. The fine world map is by the Sydney engraver John Carmichael.....
London: T. & W. Boone, 1839.
Mitchell's early expeditions: a classic work of inland explorationTwo volumes, octavo, with a total of 51 lithographic plates including six colour chromolithographic and three folding plates, and a large folding map; in the original publisher's blocked green cloth, spines lettered in gilt. Second.....
London: William Clowes, 1828.
Mitchell on military drillOctavo, letterpress and 26 plates, some offsetting as common; an appealing copy in contemporary red quarter roan. Major Mitchell's famous book on military exercises and musketry drills with its series of marvellous lithographic plates. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, explorer and Surveyor-General in.....
London: Saturday Magazine, 1836-, 1837.
Rare compilation … the full run of twenty parts20 parts, in 24 issues, small folio, with woodcut illustrations throughout; bound together in modern half blue morocco. A series of valuable contemporary accounts of New South Wales in the 1830s by William Romaine Govett, one.....
London: 6 December, 1838. Single sheet, wove paper, 23 x 18.5 cm.; some wear along the old folds, but in excellent condition. A fascinating manuscript document, thanking Mitchell for his gift to Queen Victoria of his 'Work on Australia, and a Set of his Maps'. The letter is dated December.....