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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.....
Sydney: Thomas Richards, Government Printer, 1885.
Magnificent photographic record of early contactLarge square folio, with a folding map, three coloured lithograph plates, 33 original silver albumen photographs (283 x 212 mm) mounted on card with printed captions and borders, and two superb panoramas, one of them double-page (240 x......
Adelaide: Burden & Bonython, 1887. Octavo, 39 pp., in the original brown cloth boards, a few flecks. A rare work by the inland explorer Simpson Newland, the pastoralist and explorer. Newland, better known for his Paving the Way: A Romance of the Australian Bush (1913), here 'describes the Northern Territory.....
Adelaide: C.E. Bristow, 1906.
Early Australian palaeontologySouth Australian Parliamentary Paper, numerous photographic text illustrations, 5 folding charts and maps; half red morocco by Sangorski. Early survey of Northern Territory palaeontology and mining with contributions by Etheridge (including his significant fossil finds) and Basedow, both pioneers in Australian geology and.....
Adelaide: C.E. Bristow, 1906.
Early Australian palaeontologySouth Australian Parliamentary Paper, numerous photographic text illustrations, 5 folding charts and maps; original wrappers in folding cloth folder. Early survey of Northern Territory palaeontology and mining with contributions by Etheridge (including his significant fossil finds) and Basedow, both pioneers in Australian geology.....
Adelaide: W.K. Thomas, 1914-, 1917. Duodecimo, four books bound together in contemporary quarter roan with gilt lettering; with a total of 83 photo plates (some folding), with original printed wrappers bound in. An outstanding collection of Australian ornithology and central desert travel narratives by pioneering conservationist and Aboriginal advocate Samuel.....
London: John Murray, 1820.
The first major book of inland exploration, and the first on New EnglandQuarto, with three folding maps or charts, two folding tables, a folding engraved plate (repaired) and five aquatints, two with original hand-colouring; an attractive copy in recent full calf, spine gilt-decorated. First edition.....
London: John Murray, 1820.
The first major book of inland exploration, and the first on New EnglandQuarto, with separate title page for Part II, three folding engraved maps, two folding diagrams and six plates (two finely hand-coloured, one folding); uncut in original boards, well rebacked in cloth with printed.....
Adelaide: W.K.Thomas & Co., 1882.
Lively account of the Northern Territory circa 1880Octavo, fine in original maroon cloth with gilt lettering. Good first-hand account of frontier life in the Northern Territory (of what was then South Australia). The author travelled for two and a half months with the South.....
Adelaide: Government printer, 28 September 1866.
Supplying McKinlay and his men in northern AustraliaFoolscap folio, tinted, in recent tan cloth with gilt lettered label. Two consecutive South Australian government despatches bound together, both concerning the present-day Northern Territory. Proceedings of Surveying Schooner "Beatrice"…28 September 1866 [No. 79]. Single foolscap.....
Adelaide: Government Printer, December 8, 1858. Foolscap folio, single sheet, related pencilled note to lower blank portion of the sheet. Babbage complains of his treatment and dismissal following unsuccessful infland survey work in South Australia. 'In 1858 the surveyor Benjamin Herschel Babbage had been sent by the government with instructions.....
Adelaide: Government printer, 1874.
Sent in search of Peter WarburtonFoolscap folio, 5pp, folding lithographic map; disbound with perforations where previously stab-sewn, otherwise excellent. John Ross is now remembered as second of two men to cross the entirety of the Australian continent through its centre. This parliamentary printing records a......
Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer, 1862.
Howitt leads the Victorian Relief ExpeditionFoolscap folio, single sheet. Requests that Alfred Howitt and his men, comprising the Victorian Relief Expedition, stay in the field to effect a continental crossing (having traversed inland to Cooper's Creek charged with retreiving the bodies of Burke.....
Perth: Government Printer. 1902.
Incomprehensible suffering and despairFolio, 62 pp., with a large folding lithographic map measuring 890 x 648 mm., an excellent copy half crimson morocco with gilt lettering by Sangorski. Official account of the scientific expedition financed by the wealthy English traveller Albert Calvert, dispatched 'for the.....
London: Paul & Dominic Colnaghi & Co, 1850. Mezzotint after painting by F.Grant, 620 x 425mm, framed. A separately issued and full length mezzotint portrait of George Grey (1812-1898), outstanding explorer, governor and politician. This is a handsome image of a youthful Sir George Grey done two years after being.....
Adelaide: circa 1858.
Land speculation in the colonies clarifiedLarge octavo, 36 pp., recent half calf. 'Being an act to simplify the laws relating to the transfer and encumbrance of freehold and other interests in land; As passed by the Parliament of South Australia, and assented to by the Governor-in-Chief.....
London: John Murray, 1914. Two volumes, large octavo, extensively illustrated including a frontispiece in each volume, six photogravures and 18 coloured plates, many full-page black & white plates, maps, diagrams, and a panorama; a good copy in original blue ribbed cloth, top edges gilt, others uncut, spines sunned. Fifth edition.....
Adelaide: C.E. Bristow, Government Printer, August, 1884.
Superb lithographic map of the Dead HeartFoolscap folio, 16 pp., large folding map measuring 1240 x 825 mm. (closed tear now expertly repaired), a fine copy in polished half calf by Sangorski with crimson morocco label and gilt lettering. Scarce report commissioned.....
London: Ridgway and Sons, 1834.
With the recollections of veterans of the Flinders voyageOctavo, 80pp., three folding maps with original outline handcolouring, a fine copy polished tan half calf by Aquarius. Rare: 'the establishment of the South Australian Association proposed' (Ferguson). Remarkably, this edition includes detailed accounts by the.....
Adelaide: W.K. Thomas, 1882. Octavo, with 6 pp. advertisements; ownership inscription on title; original cloth, First edition of Sowden's detailed account of the Northern Territory after some two decades of South Australian administration. Sowden travelled for two and a half months with the South Australian Parliamentary Party, which was in.....
London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1839.
With a detailed plan of the city of AdelaideOctavo, four lithographed plates, folding frontispiece map and plan of Adelaide; spine a little sunned, otherwise an attractive copy in the publisher's gilt decorated cloth, bookplate of Eric Bonython. Second edition, with four attractive lithographic.....
Adelaide: Ordered by the House of Assembly to be printed, 1861. Folio, printed on blue paper, 24 pp.; with a large two-sheet folding map; neatly bound in later cloth, a fine copy from the collection of Rodney Davidson, with his bookplate. Rare official printing of John Macdouall Stuart's journal of.....
London: George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1860.
Presented aboard ship by John McDouall StuartSmall octavo, original dark leather gilt. A gift from the explorer John McDouall Stuart, given aboard ship on his way to London from Adelaide in 1864, the year that his Explorations in Australia was published.....