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Sydney: George Howe, 1813.
"Sydney's Caxton"Duodecimo; stab-sewn in the original quarter red roan and stiff marbled wrappers, as issued; quarter morocco case. First edition: a superb copy of a very rare Australian imprint in desirable original condition. This copy has an outstanding provenance, having originally belonged to the newspaper.....
London: Printed for Her Majesty's Commisioners, 1862.
Australian products on the world stage.Three volumes, quarto, folding plan and steel engraved illustrations throughout; in original gilt decorated cloth. Official catalogue of the 1862 International Exhibition, a spectacle of vast proportions promoting the products and manufacturing of Britain and her colonies.....
London: Printed for J. Bell, 1771. Octavo; half-title restored at an early date, with slightloss of text, uncut in green quarter oasis, green cloth sides. First edition. Kenrick was a journalist and playwright known for his inflammatory writings and his attacks on Goldsmith, Boswell and Johnson. Here he points his.....
London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1884.
Indigenous aristrocracy of New ZealandOctavo, portrait frontispiece, nine plates and numerous illustrations throughout the text, folding map at rear; decorated cloth. Third edition, enlarged. The author travelled on a 600 mile journey through the King Country accompanied by the Maori guide.....
Sydney: Stephens & Stokes, December 1832.
With an extensive series of Sydney engravingsOctavo, folding map, engraved title-page with view of the GPO, two folding tables, two folding plates (one hand-coloured), map of Mount Victoria, two views of the Mount Victoria pass by John Carmichael, and 11 engraved advertisements for.....
London: Seeley, Service and Company, 1929. A record of a head-hunting people gradually emerging from a life of savage cruelty as bloody customs, with a description of their manners & ways of the beautires & potentialities of the islands. Octavo, frontispiece, fifteen ethnographic photo-plates, folding map, publisher's gilt cloth; bold.....
Paris: Blaisot, n.d., circa 1800.
La Pérouse portraitLine engraving, 190 x110 mm. (plate size). Fine portrait of the navigator published while his fate was still a mystery. La Pérouse, inscribed "Célèbre Navigateur Français." La Pérouse was born at Albi in 1741 and was commissioned in 1785 by Louis XVI.....
London: Charles Knight, circa 1830. Stipple engraving, 140 x 110 mm (plate size). Published under the superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Fine. La Pérouse was born at Albi in 1741 and was commissioned in 1785 by Louis XVI to head an expedition to the Pacific.....
London: William Mackenzie, circa 1840. Stipple engraving, 170 x 120 mm (plate size). Good. Almost identical to the portrait printed by Charles Knight (Nan Kivell & Spence p.171), this one has the addition of bushes in the background and the sky. La Pérouse was born at Albi in 1741 and.....
London: 1853. Handcoloured engraving, 210 x 305 mm. on wove paper, mounted. A wonderful satirical mid-nineteenth century cartoon portraying young, single and desirable ladies abandoning generous marriage proposals in favour of fortune seeking on the goldfields. The Prints and Printmaking in Australia and the Pacific online database confirms that the.....
London: Printed for the author; and sold by J. Walter, 1791. Octavo, folding map; contemporary half calf and marbled boards. A very good, clean copy. First edition. "Lempriere, a surgeon at Gibraltar, was sent for by the favourite son of the Emperor of Morocco for medical attendance, in the belief.....
Adelaide: George Howell, 1883.
Adelaide parliamentarians illustratedOctavo, numerous wood engraved portraits; in original blind stamped green cloth, gilt spine. A snapshot of Adelaide political life in the 1880's. From the preface: 'Totally unaware at the outset that South Australia had produced so many really eminent men, he thought that.....
London: Hodgson & Graves, 1839.
Melbourne: the manMezzotint measuring 305 x 230 mm. (plate size). A beautifully executed mezzotint portrait of William Lamb, second Viscount Melbourne, after whom the capital city of Victoria was named in 1837. Although printed in 1839, at the height of Melbourne's career and while.....
London: John Murray, 1844.
Bathurst and Homebush by a great woman naturalistSmall octavo, 164 pp., half title, one page of illustrations; in modern tan calf, gilt. A fine and engaging work by Louisa Anne Meredith, better known for her long and industrious career in Tasmania, but here publishing an.....
London: 6 December, 1838. Single sheet, wove paper, 23 x 18.5 cm.; some wear along the old folds, but in excellent condition. A fascinating manuscript document, thanking Mitchell for his gift to Queen Victoria of his 'Work on Australia, and a Set of his Maps'. The letter is dated December.....
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.....
[Sydney?]: circa 1840s.
Unsigned caricature of three men in mid-century New South WalesThree ink caricatures on a single sheet of laid foolscap paper, 215 x 340 mm. A charming naïve ink sketch executed in mid-century Sydney. The three figures make an interesting tableau and would seem to illustrate a......
Sydney: Reading and Wellbank, n.d. but, 1856. Octavo, inscribed "from Mr Macarthur" on the title-page, a little toned, a few spots; very good in recent neat brown cloth. Rare pamphlet relating to the first parliament in New South Wales, printing the thoughts of James Macarthur relating to his election as.....
London: 53 High Holborn, circa 1780.
Barbarously murdered by a lesser James CookEngraved plate, 327 x 210mm. (plate size), fine. The mythology of discovery and empire. The full caption title reads: "Britannia seated on an eminence, with a lion at her feet. Neptune introduces Captain Cook, whom she instantly.....
Sydney: N.S.W. Government Printer, 1897.
Photographic Panorama of the Sydney Agricultural ShowFive-panel panoramic photograph, highlighted by hand, laid down on canvas, 390 x 3490 mm.; some wear and staining to canvas backing, very lightly cracked at one joint, but overall in very good condition. A rare very large panoramic.....
London: Fisher, Son & Co, 1847. Stipple engraving by W.Holl, 225 x 145 mm. (plate size); fine portrait of Banks seated, with facsimile autograph below the title. Joseph Banks (1743-1820) is depicted here later in life as the President of the Royal Society, wearing the insignia of the Order of.....
London: T. Cadell & W. Davies, 1810. Stipple engraving, 380 x 300mm. (plate size), a little toning at the margins, very good. Fine engraved portrait of Henry Bathurst, the Tory politician who instigated the Bigge reports into the convict system of New South Wales under the administration of Governor Macquarie.....
London: 1835. Engraving, 230 x 140 mm. An uncommon portrait of Sir Joseph Banks, after Phillips. Although evidently an accomplished image, and while clearly dated 1835, little is known about the production of this portrait. The engraver "Herdiviller" does not seem to have been recorded in the standard references such.....
Edinburgh: Engraved for the Naturalist's Library, circa 1835. Engraving, 160 x 100 mm. An attractive and well-executed portrait of Sir Joseph Banks, engraved by William Home Lizars. As the full caption here suggests, this portrait was engraved for the Naturalist's Library, an important series of books published by Sir William.....