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Sydney: J.S. Prout, 1842.
Sydney Harbour IdyllTinted lithograph view, 185 x 295 mm.;. 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.....
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: J.S. Prout, 1842.
Dawes Point vistaTinted lithograph, 185 x 285 mm. John Skinner Prout was "the first itinerant painter in the colonies whose work ceases to be dominated by the requirements of topographical accuracy" (Smith, European Vision in the South Pacific). He arrived in the colony in 1841.....
Sydney: J.S. Prout, 1842. Lithograph view, 190 x 280 mm. John Skinner Prout was "the first itinerant painter in the colonies whose work ceases to be dominated by the requirements of topographical accuracy" (Smith, European Vision in the South Pacific). He arrived in the colony in 1841 and travelled to.....
Sydney: J.S. Prout, 1842. Lithograph view, 180 x 270 mm., mounted. A finely engraved lithograph showing Sydney from the Botanic Gardens looking across Woolloomooloo towards Potts Point and Garden Island. John Skinner Prout arrived in Sydney in 1841 and spent three years lecturing on art, working as a scene painter.....
Chicago: Belford, Middlebrook & Co., 1898.
Hawaiian Royal portraitsLarge oblong quarto, photogravure plates throughout, fine in the publisher's gilt lettered red cloth. Wonderful historical album of Hawaiian views published on the year of annexation with the United States, with 79 photogravure plates including photographs of the Royal family and.....
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.....
Paris: Amedée Bedelet, circa 1858. Tinted lithograph, 165 x 233 mm.; marginal tear with early stick-tape repair leaving brown, not affecting image. This oft-reproduced image is based on a famous West Australian view by Louis de Sainson, which was published in the official account of Dumont d'Urville's three-year expedition in.....
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.....
Gateshead: Bluntisham Books and The Paradigm Press, 1986.
The first public editionSmall folio; qtr calf plywood boards, bevelled edges, (imitation of the original packing-case binding), uncut, in the protective blue cloth clamshell box (showing signs of wear); with the accompanying 24 pp pamphlet by John Millard, with a preface.....
London: Ackermann, 1824. Two volumes in one, duodecimo, with 26 hand-coloured engraved plates; a very good copy, untrimmed, well bound in modern half calf. A very good copy of this charming illustrated book; although separately published it also formed part of the series "The World in Miniature", published by Ackermann.....
Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1847. Octavo, two volumes in one; early ownership inscription on title, in original red cloth. The scarce first American edition which, according to Forbes, may have preceded the London edition. Sir George Simpson was governor of the Hudson's Bay Company in North America, and his acute.....
Melbourne: M. L. Hutchinson, 1891. Octavo, with the frontispiece mounted photographic portrait and 24 plates, owner inscription to flyleaf; original blue-green cloth. First edition, the superior issue in cloth with mounted photographic frontispiece portrait found only in this issue. Singleton, a Dublin-born physician and philanthropist, emigrated to Victoria in 1851.....
London: Chapman and Hall, 1846. Octavo, colour frontispiece and two other colour plates (lacking the third plate), original decorative cloth, an early presentation inscription on front free endpaper. The colour issue which includes a stirring plate of an aboriginal possum hunt, and a lengthy chapter dealing with the customs of.....
London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington. 1876. Octavo, engraved frontispiece, plates and vignettes, folding map; original gilt decorated cloth; joints a bit rubbed, top-edge tanned, a handsome copy. First edition. T.M. Ramsay's copy with his blind stamp on front endpaper. A scientific voyage around the world from 1872-76. The.....
Paris: la veuve Lepetit, 1804.
Beautiful French editionSeven volumes, duodecimo, comprising six text volumes with an atlas of uniform size containing a folding map and twenty double-page plates; original dark calf decorated in blind and gilt. A most attractive set of the delightful 'Bibliothèque portative' edition, a diminutive French.....
New York: H. Fisher, Son and Jackson, 1828.
One of the primary narratives of Hawaii in the 1820sSmall octavo, folding map and three engraved plates; a very good copy in contemporary cloth, with label to spine. First London edition appearing simultaneously with a New York version: the missionary Stewart's.....
London: Hurst and Blackett, 1866.
Kangaroo hunting with the Yarra Yarra tribeOctavo, frontispiece and illustrated title- page; contemporary half calf and marbled boards. First edition of a scarce collection of sporting memoirs, mainly set in England, Wales and the Scottish Highlands. However Stretton had been to the Victorian diggings.....