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London: T. & W. Boone, 1847.
The Fly, in Torres Strait and surveying the Barrier ReefTwo volumes, octavo, two folding maps and 19 plates, three line-engraved views, and four natural history plates, textual illustrations, with various publisher's advertisements including for Leichhardt & Stokes; a very attractive set in the.....
London: Dickinson & Watson, 1779. Mezzotint, 38 x 28cm. Henry Keppel had first served in the Malacca Straits in the early 1840s during the campaign against the Borneo pirates. During that time he formed a close friendship with Sir James Brooke, who had been appointed rajah of Sarawak in perpetuity.....
London: John Murray, 1827. Two volumes, octavo, with a folding chart, 13 plates and a folding engraving; contemporary half calf, spines gilt with double labels. First edition to be properly published: a very rare form of this important book was evidently issued before publication, with the publication date of 1826.....
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.....
Melbourne: F. F. Baillière, 1862. Octavo, frontispiece and large folding map, handcoloured in outline; original yellow printed boards with linen spine; a very good copy. The quite rare superior form of the Baillière issue with the map handcoloured in outline and with the 16-page botanical appendix by Von Mueller. This.....
London: T. & W. Boone, 1847. Octavo, seven plates including frontispiece, vignettes, a fine copy in original publisher's cloth. A handsome copy of a pivotal document in the history of Australian exploration, here seen in the original publishers blind-blocked cloth. Ludwig Leichhardt's Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia… documents.....
London: T. & W. Boone, 1847.
Leichhardt complete with maps and in original conditionOctavo, seven plates including frontispiece, further vignettes, with three maps mounted on linen in uniform folding case; fine in original publisher's cloth, lovingly preserved in a handsome gilt blue morocco solander case. An excellent copy of.....
London: T. & W. Boone, 1847.
"It was at the end of September, 1844…"Octavo, with seven plates including frontispiece, vignettes, 4 & 8 pp. advertisements at front (the first dated June 1848), and a further 8 pp. at rear; a handsome copy in recent tan crushed morocco by Sangorski.....
Halle: Druck u.Verlag H.W. Schmidt, 1851. Octavo, illustrations in the text; some spotting, mainly affecting the early sections, original patterned maroon cloth sides., The first German edition of this famous account of Leichhardt's expedition from Moreton Bay to Port Essington. Leichhardt prepared his journal for publication in England and gave.....
London: T. & W. Boone, 1852.
The surveying voyage of HMS RattlesnakeTwo volumes, octavo, with 13 lithograph plates and a folding chart; a good, clean copy in the original green-blue cloth. First edition: the last and most difficult to find of the great exploration journals published by Boone during.....
Halifax, England: F. King & Sons, Ltd., 1908.
Early days of MackayQuarto, numerous text illustrations, four fold-out maps and charts, edition of 250; half green morocco by Sangorski. This is a fine presentation copy of Roth's history of Mackay. Roth had been commissioned to investigate the Queensland sugar industry.....
Geneva: Imprimerie de Jules-Guillaume Fick, 1868.
With actual photographs: an early example of a scarce genreOctavo, illustrated with 20 original albumen prints of drawings (10 full-page, mounted on inserted leaves of heavy paper as plates, and 10 smaller, mounted on the text leaves in spaces left for that purpose);.....
Glasgow: Aird & Coghill for the Cowal Society, 1881. Small slim octavo, 48 pages, portrait frontispiece and decorated title page, full page map, occasional vignettes, cloth a little rubbed at extremities otherwise a fine fresh copy. An exceptionally rare Australian exploration title. McKinlay led the South Australian Burke and Wills.....
Brisbane: Frederick Phillips, 1932. Octavo, original wrappers, Mitchell Library duplicate copy with stamp. Very scarce: written by the great Constitutional historian. At the suggestion of the public service commissioner and with financial support from the Queensland government, the Senate of the University of Queensland sent Melbourne to Japan and China.....
Sydney: Aldine Publishing Co., 1888. Two volumes, thick quarto with black & white frontispiece, numerous chromo-lithographed plates and maps; half-bound in original roan, all edges gilt, A patriotic celebration of early Australian life and progress, published in response to the perceived "need of a history for popular use" and to.....
Brisbane: Edmund Gregory, 1896.
Seventeen years with the Aborigines of North QueenslandSmall octavo, 45 pp., two photographic reproductions, original printed blue paper wrappers, preserved in a silk-lined green morocco box by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Rare nineteenth-century edition of an important account of the shipwreck of James Murrells and the.....
Glasgow: privately printed, circa 1876.
The Cadell northern Australian expeditionOctavo, photographic portrait frontispiece; with eight lithographic plates, four folding maps and a single engraved map integral to the pagination; original blue cloth with spare gilt ornament. Uncommon - the only public account of an important expedition to Arnhem Land.....
Glasgow: privately printed, n.d. but, 1876. Octavo, photographic frontispiece, eight lithograph plates and four folding lithograph maps and another map in the text;in original green cloth, bookplate of Rodney Davidson. A very scarce book, the only public account of an important expedition to Arnhem Land in what is now the.....
London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1858.
Prelude to the foundation of Queensland.Tall quarto, vi, 66pp. (last blank), with a folding handcoloured map measuring 550 x 405 mm., very good condition. Important collection of parliamentary papers detailing the separation of the Moreton Bay district from New South Wales, the precursor to.....
London: George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1850. Foolscap folio, 56 pp., in half red morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Despite the pedestrian title, this report contains much information on the progress of the Australian colonies, including Queensland and Victoria, at an important time. The growth, and later independence, of.....