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Sydney: E.S. Hall, George Street, September, 1834.
Sydney rarityOctavo, pp. [ii], ii, lii, 3-90 (complete thus), errata slip; finely bound in full tan polished calf, spine elaborately gilt, bookplates for John Chapman and Tristan Buesst. A beautiful copy of this noted rarity: James Mudie's vindication of his role in.....
London: T. & W. Boone, 1835.
Boone's first Australian publication.Octavo; in the original green morocco-grain half cloth and drab papered boards; printed paper label on the spine. First and only edition of Boone's first Australian publication. Between 1835 and 1853 Thomas and William Boone would publish an outstanding series.....
New York: Harper & Bros, 1874.
Native Hawaiian surfing actionOctavo, frontispiece map, illustrations; original cloth. First American edition, in book form, of this popular travel account, including a a dramatic engraved illustration of native Hawaiian surfing action. The book was originally serialized for Harper's New Monthly Magazine and gives.....
London: Dickinson Brothers, circa 1852.
The rare coloured issue, with original wrappersLarge folio, 4 pp. (title and text) and nine images on eight coloured lithograph plates; original printed wrapper with red cloth backstrip, preserved in a solander case. One of the finest Pacific illustrated books of the nineteenth century.....
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.....
Antwerp: Plantin, 1574.
Asia, from the great Ortelius atlasEngraved map, 380 x 500 mm, in good hand-colouring; well mounted and framed (frame size 620 x 725 mm). A particularly attractive example of this beautiful hand-coloured engraved map, published by Plantin in his Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, many editions of which.....
Antwerp: Plantin, dated 1587, but issued 1592.
A new edition of Ortelius' famous mapEngraved map, 362 x 492 mm (sheet size 465 x 590 mm); Latin text on verso; an excellent example, mounted. The great cartographer Ortelius' major world map, of great significance for the imagining of the Pacific.....
London: Thomas Osborne, 1745.
Travel: "the very excellency of man"Two volumes, folio, with 37 maps and 16 plates (many folding), and a letterpress folding table; a handsome set in the original panelled calf, decorated in gilt, rebacked by Aquarius. A fine set, with excellent early provenance, of one of.....
Madrid: Real Academia, 1851 -, 1855.
"The greatest classic of the early years of Spanish activity in the New World"Four volumes, folio, with a total of 15 plates (three folding, one coloured); a fine uncut set in contemporary half morocco. The first full publication of one of the great.....
Adelaide: W. K. Thomas & Co., 1906.
Early wanderings on the coast of South AustraliaOctavo booklet, 46 pp. very good in original printed pink wrappers, chipped; preserved in splendid full crushed morocco bookform box by Sangorski lined with moiré silk, with gilt lettering. Uncommon booklet in remarkable original condition.....
London: Wilkie and Robinson, 1810. Three volumes, octavo; engraved frontispiece and plates, half morocco, marbled boards, top edge gilt. Thomas Pennant born in 1726, he was a prominent ornithologist and zoologist and prolific author of the eighteenth century. His writings about natural history, topography and travel were based on his.....
London: Cadell, Davies, Longman and Rees, 1811. Two volumes, quarto, 45 maps (including one double-page and two folding), double-hemisphere double-page world map as frontispiece, very good; nineteenth-century full calf, gilt. A handsome set, and an important work with much on Australasia and Polynesia. This thorough introduction to geography is designed.....
London: printed for the author by Cox and Bayliss, 1818.
The first separately published English translation of Marco Polo since 1579Quarto, with a large folding map; an excellent copy in full calf, gilt. Important English edition of the work of Marco Polo, the most famous travel book every written.....
London: Smith & Elder, 1833.
With the suite of views in original wrappers, and including the marvellous panorama of HobartComplete set in fine original condition, comprising: Text, duodecimo, folding map, very good in the original cloth with paper label to front, the label rather worn; and Views, two parts.....
Sydney: J.S. Prout, 1842. Lithographic view, 185 x 295 mm; mounted. An idyllic view of Government House and its castellated bathing house seen across Farm Cove, from the Botanical Gardens. The signal station on Fort Phillip Hill is in the background to the left and Macquarie Fort to the right.....
Sydney: J.S. Prout, circa 1842. Tinted lithograph, page size approx 230 x 365 m, corners tipped to backing sheet. Charming Victorian rural scene by a pioneering Australian lithographic artist. John Skinner Prout was "the first itinerant painter in the colonies whose work ceases to be dominated by the requirements of.....
Sydney: Thomas Richards, 1874.
Sydney facsimile of the Pamplona editionOctavo; with bookplate and neat perforated stamps of the Sydney Mechanic's School of Arts; in contemporary half red morocco. Sydney-printed facsimile and translation of the earliest "derivative" printing of a Quiros Memorial. Following the presentation Memorials (see previous item), a......
London: Richard Phillips, 1822. Octavo, 116 pp., later cloth. An interesting anonymous account (the Preface is signed "J.R. Supercargo") of an early journey through China from Macao to Canton on board the English vessel Friendship, Captain Ross. The book also includes several separate articles of interest including an official edict.....
London: Lonngman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman, 1833. Large octavo,vignette title-page plus 20 engravings,, original gilt cloth, highly decorated, all edges gilt. This attractive copy is the first in a three volume set published as 'Turner's Annual Tour'. The 21 steel engravings are from drawings by J.M.W. Turner, illustrating.....
The first European residentOctavo; in the original printed wrappers, faded, but a very good copy. A very scarce book, printed by the government press in Tahiti, the first complete edition of the private journal of Maximo Rodriguez, who arrived in Tahiti in 1774 and stayed for over.....
Sydney & Melbourne: circa 1862. Oblong octavo, with an engraved title-page and 19 steel engraved plates with tissue interleaves; in publisher's deluxe binding of dark plum morocco, spine and both boards decorated in gilt, lettered in gilt on the upper board "New South Wales Illustrated", all edges gilt. The second.....
Sydney & Melbourne: Sands & Kenny, 1855.
Including "Double Bay from Old South Head Road"Oblong quarto, engraved title-page and 38 engraved plates; a little light foxing but a very good copy in the original red cloth, recased; front cover ornately decorated in gilt with lettering "Australian Keepsake 1855" at.....
Sydney & Melbourne: 1855. Oblong quarto, engraved title-page and 38 engraved handcoloured plates; original cloth, all edges gilt, "Australian Keepsake 1855" lettered on the upper board in gilt. Frederick Terry (1827-1869) was one of the better landscape artists working in Sydney during the mid-nineteenth century. Influenced by Conrad Martens, his.....
Amsterdam: Jacob von Meurs u. Johannes von Sommern, 1676.
Dutch and Portuguese settlements in the East IndiesFolio, title page printed in red and black; extra engraved title, engraved portrait, and 19 double-page engraved plates, with one full page engraving and many more engravings in the text; the second part.....