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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.
Dramatic steel-engravings of OceaniaOctavo, 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 the dramatic steel-engravings so cherished by.....
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.
Portuguese version of Wahlen's costumesThick 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.....
London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1821.
The first topographical view book engraved in Australia: a celebration of Macquarie's New South Wales.Folio, with six double-page engraved views, and six single-page views, a map of Port Macquarie and part of the Hastings River (by John Oxley), a very good copy with the half-title.....
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.....
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.....
Exeter: W. Spreats Lithographic Establishment, 1848. Hand coloured lithograph; fine, 131x200mm, mounted. An attractive view from Sketches in Australia, taken from drawings by Captain R. M. Westmacott. Shows the first stone bridge built in New South Wales. Prior to European settlement, what is now Emu Plains was on the border.....
Exeter: W.Spreat, 1848. Handcoloured lithograph, 225 x 170 mm. A fine Australian view by Robert Marsh Westmacott (1801-1870) from his Sketches in Australia, a series of tinted lithographic plates of Sydney and Harbour areas, mountains and southern coastal regions of New South Wales, "drawn from nature". The Blow Hole is.....
London: W. H. Smith and Son, 1859.
Irreverent plates by S.T. GillSmall octavo, two folding maps and 12 tinted lithographs after S. T. Gill; front inner hinge becoming tender, yet a most attractive copy in the publisher's blind stamped gilt decorated cloth; contemporary gift inscription to front endpaper in.....
Vienna: Anton Doll, 1832. Octavo, with six full-page copperplate engravings; in an attractive contemporary European binding of glazed paper masquerading as quarter calf with russet label, marbled paper spine and boards. An early German-language history of New Holland, featuring crisp images of Sydney and Hobart, after Leopold Beyer and Sainson.....
London: Thomas Tegg, circa 1808.
With a wonderful aquatint frontispieceSmall octavo, 28pp, large folding aquatint frontispiece, old wrappers, in cloth case with ties. Scarce copy of a rare Tegg pamphlet, detailing the adventures of an American sailor in modern Sulawesi in the early 1790s. Woodard's account is of some.....
London: Hamilton, Adams, 1854. Octavo, internally a good copy in the original green cloth. First edition: Young visited Australia in the course of an eighteen-month trip around the world, and includes a description of his visit to the Victorian diggings, including a digger's wedding, Christmas-day on the gold-fields, and the.....