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[Sydney]: S. Sedgefield (signed as lithographer), circa 1870. Tinted lithograph, 192 x 340 mm., mounted. A charming separately issued lithograph showing Bear Island before it was joined to the mainland at La Perouse, Sydney and prior to the construction of a fort built in the 1880s to ward off the.....
[Sydney]: S. Sedgefield (signed as lithographer), circa 1870. Tinted lithograph, 192 x 340 mm., mounted. An unusual and separately issued view of Rushcutters Bay, Sydney. This view, looking up from the Harbour, shows Darling Point populated by only a few stately villas. In the background can be seen the spire.....
London: n.d., circa 1790.
The city of Sydney bears his nameMezzotint engraving, 440 x 310 mm. A fine and fresh impression: Lord Sydney, after the official portrait by Gilbert Stuart, the celebrated American portraitist – the "father of American portraiture" – who worked in England from 1775 until the.....
London: Macmillan and Co., 1940. Two volumes, octavo, frontispieces, 18 plates and seven folding maps, large folding map in endpocket in second volume; original blue cloth with dustjackets. A particularly fine copy, complete with perfect dustjackets, of the very scarce first edition. Following his lengthy and highly distinguished military and.....
Paris: L.-R. Delay, 1843.
France and Britain compete for control of Tahiti.Octavo, viii, 80 pp.; uncut in original printed wrappers. A very scarce pamphlet: this discussion of the issue of French sovereignty in Tahiti is collected and translated from publications of the London Missionary Society, and publishes material from.....
Sydney: Building Limited, 1914.
Adelaide preferredLarge octavo, numerous photo illustrations, plans, diagrams, illustrated advertisements; original red cloth. First edition, an essential and rare guide to urban Australian architectural history with an introduction by John Sulman. Taylor was a progressive reformer who supported Walter Burley Griffin's design for Canberra. He.....
London: Nicol and Sewell, 1793.
Tench's second book detailing the early years: original boardsQuarto, with a folding map; uncut; in the original blue-grey boards; contemporary simple canvas spine with hand-lettered label; unsophisticated and preserved in a bookform box. Tench's second book, completing his account of the settlement at Sydney.....
London: Nicol and Sewell, 1793.
Tench's second book detailing the early years: an eighteenth-century book club's copy in its original boards bindingQuarto, with a folding map; a remarkable copy, completely uncut in the original blue-grey boards with plain leather spine; quarter morocco bookform box. A remarkable 18th-century book club.....
London: Samson, Low, Son and Co., 1863.
Rival claimants for the discovery of goldOctavo, original blind blocked plum cloth, gilt spine lettering. First edition of the memoirs of Sir Roger Therry (1800 - 1874) magistrate of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Therry's Reminiscences are an important source.....
Lille & Grammont: Maison du Bon Livre & Oeuvre de St. Charles, circa 1900.
Early French visitor to LhasaFolio, illustrated throughout including photographic plates and full-page steel-engravings, original deep blue decorated wrappers. A particularly good copy of this important account of China and Tibet by the French missionary Évariste.....
Paris: Dondey-Dupré père et fils, 1826-1827.
A Russian envoy to ChinaTwo octavo volumes bound in one, and a quarto atlas with lithographic title page, large folding map, two folding plans and eight lithographic plates; matching later quarter crimson morocco. First French edition, recounting the experiences of a Russian envoy.....
Paris: Librairie de Firmin-Didot, circa 1890. Octavo, frontispiece, full-page and textual illustrations; quarter maroon calf and marbled boards. A popular account of the native cultures and natural wonders of Australia and the island worlds of Oceania, lavishly illustrated throughout with dramatic steel-engravings so cherished by French publishers of the later.....
London: Cassell & Co., 1924. Octavo, with a photogravure frontispiece; in the original brown cloth, boxed. First edition of this famous reminiscence of the East Indies: first issue (with the palm tree in gilt on the spine). Tomlinson's deep thoughts and observations of his surroundings give us an excellent perspective.....
Sydney: 26 November, 1871.
Trollope in AustraliaSingle leaf, small octavo, conjugate leaf removed but the letter evidently complete, simple red device to head of recto, pin-holes, very good. An engaging letter from Anthony Trollope, politely refusing an invitation to whist during his visit to Sydney in 1871. It is.....
London: circa 1870. Large thick octavo, with 61 fine steel-engraved views including a vignette title-page; a very good copy in contemporary red morocco ornately gilt, gilt edges. First edition in this form: another edition appeared in 1857. Turner's illustrations and Ritchie's text first appeared in slightly different form in 1833.....
Brussels: Librairie Historique, 1844.
One of the great works on the costumes of the worldFour volumes, large octavo, with a total of 204 finely handcoloured costume plates; contemporary half crimson roan, flat spines ornately gilt. Scarce and beautiful work on the costumes of the world, finely illustrated with a......
Lisbon: Imprensa Lusitana Typographia Lisbonense, 1872-, 1873.
A scarce and beautiful workThick octavo, 153 highly-finished handcoloured engravings;red blind-panelled morocco, all edges gilt. Rare Portuguese edition of Wahlen's Moeurs, Usages et Costumes de tous les peuples du monde… (Brussels, 1844), published well after Wahlen's death in 1850. Wahlen's is a......
London: Richard Bentley, 1849.
Hunting wild boar in HawaiiTwo volumes, octavo, frontispieces, vignettes; original blind decorated blue cloth. A lively and talkative account of the Pacific and western coast of America in the 1840s. The Collingwood stopped at the Hawaiian Islands, Mexico and California, as well as other South.....
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.....
London: J. Webber, No. 312 Oxford Street, 1787.
First aquatint issue of Webber's Tahitian viewAquatint in sepia tones on laid paper, 290 x 430 mm, full margins, mounted. A very rare and separately issued early form of the View in Matavai, Otaheite prepared by the artists John Webber and.....
Sydney: Charles Troedel & Co., 1878.
Troedel's Album complete with the History of NSWOblong quarto, with 22 chromolithographs, each accompanied by a leaf of text; original half brown morocco and cloth, front cover lettered and decorated in gilt. A good copy of this rare illustrated work depicting New South.....
London: G. and W.B. Whittaker, 1819. Octavo, early manuscript ownership to the title-page, slight preliminary foxing yet a most attractive copy in mid nineteenth-century half calf with gilt spine lettering and ornament. First edition of the first original work published by an Australian-born author, an important work providing invaluable insights.....
Sydney: Absalom West, 30 November 1812.
The first views published in AustraliaThree engravings, each 275 x 405 mm.; good impressions, each complete with all caption details, each mounted. Three fine and exceedingly rare views from the series published by Absalom West, one of the most fascinating and enigmatic projects.....
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Exeter: W.Spreat, circa 1840.
Pambula RiverHandcoloured lithograph, 165 x 260 mm. A fine Australian view from a series of tinted lithographic plates (published as Sketches in Australia) of Sydney and Harbour areas, mountains and southern coastal regions of New South Wales, "drawn from nature" by Captain Westmacott. Jigama River.....