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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.....
London: T. and W. Boone, 1849.
First issue, in the original clothTwo volumes, octavo, with folding map and fifteen plates including six lithographs (both chromolithographic and handcoloured), partially unopened; original blind blocked green cloth with gilt lettering; apart from some light-coloured spotting to the cloth sides an excellent set.....
London: John Murray, 1847.
Gold medal awarded to Sturt and LeichhardtOctavo, with a folding map, fine in sumptuous half green morocco with gilt lettering and raised bands by Sangorski. This issue of the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society announces of the award of the coveted gold medal to.....
London: T. and W. Boone, 1849.
Bound to match, with an inscription from Lady SturtTwo volumes, octavo, with folding map and fifteen plates including six chromolithographs (some after S.T. Gill and John Gould); manuscript presentation dated 1874; a very handsome set in contemporary plum calf by Ramage, bookplates of.....
London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1834.
Presentation copy from Lady SturtTwo volumes, octavo, with a chart and a large folding map (crudely repaired with tape), 13 engraved plates (four of newly-discovered birds with original handcolouring); manuscript presentation dated 1874; a fine and handsome set in contemporary plum calf by.....
London: M. Walbrook, 1884.
With an important West Australian vocabularyOctavo, in original gilt lettered publisher's blue cloth. A detailed first-hand account of pioneering days at the Swan River settlement. The author, an Irish candidate for the Bar, was attracted by the lure of large land grants in Western Australia.....
Dundee: W. Middleton, 1848.
Charming account of Tasmania in the 1830s and 1840sDuodecimo, some toning, bookplate of Charles R.J. Glover; a very good copy in the original green ribbed cloth, fraying at the hinges and a few bumps. One of the better and most detailed accounts of life in.....
Paris: J. Hetzel, circa 1868.
Australia…a parody of universal lawsQuarto, engraved frontispiece and title-page vignette, generously illustrated throughout; a bright copy in original gilt tooled scarlet cloth, edges fully-gilt. A lavish, large-format edition with numerous dramatic illustrations by Edward Riou who collaborated with Jules Verne for six of his.....
London: Samson, Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1875.
Warburton crosses from east to westOctavo, frontispiece portrait, eight plates and a large folding map, 30 pp. publisher's advertisements dated February 1875, bookplate; an attractive copy in the original gilt-decorated green cloth. First edition of Warburton's enthralling narrative of his expedition.....
Adelaide: published by the author at the offices of The South Australian newspaper, 1869.
A record of Adelaide's growth and prosperityOctavo, with the large folding map beautifully preserved; original gilt blocked brown cloth (a bit worn at extremities), spine lettered by hand at a later date; front endpaper inscribed.....