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London: HMSO, 1842-1846. Foolscap folio, half red morocco with gilt lettering by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Ten Parliamentary Bills relating to the sale of Crown Land in the Colonies: Full list of contents, in binding order: A Bill for regulating the survey and sales of land belonging to the Crown in.....
London: HMSO, 1842.
New Zealand under the law of New South WalesFoolscap folio, 60pp.; in handsome half speckled calf with gilt lettering by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Significant parliamentary papers bringing New Zealand under the the law of New South Wales: 'An Ordinance to declare that the Laws of New.....
London: HMSO, 14 March 1845, 1846.
Maori skirmishes in the Bay of IslandsFoolscap folio, pp. 1-12; in handsome half brown crushed morocco with gilt lettering by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Prints correspondence of Governor Sir George Gipps to Lord Stanley regarding a vessel sent by Captain FitzRoy with an armed.....
London: HMSO, 1843.
The cost of ColonizationFoolscap folio, [ii], 60 pp., bound in attractive half polished blue calf with marbled boards and gilt lettering, by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Detailed reports disclosing the total expenditure of the Crown during the colonisation of New Zealand, of some historical interest to the.....
Auckland: Government printer 1861, 1865.
Sir George Grey and the New Zealand WarsFoolscap folio, some tables and a coloured folding map, occasional foxing and browning, occasional contemporary notes and marginalia in ink; bound in later quarter polished calf with labels. An engaging collection of 17 official reports and papers.....
London: W. Peacock and Sons, 1802-, 1804.
Delightful small reference libraryThree volumes altogether, duodecimo, engraved folding maps highlighted in watercolour; uniformly bound in contemporary dark blue straight-grained morocco, all edges gilt; in original matching bookform box, gilt tooled spine. Fine example of a gentleman's reference library in miniature, contained.....
London J. Reynolds & Sons 174 Strand nd, circa 1875.
Peoples of the Polynesian islands portrayedHand coloured lithograph, 430 x 690mm; mounted and framed. A large nineteenth century lithograph showing full length portraits of people from Oceania and America. To the left of the lithograph are depicted examples of.....
London: Hutchinson & Co., 1892.
Inland explorer, and governor of New ZealandTwo volumes, octavo, each with engraved portrait frontispiece; an appealing set in original cloth. Standard biography of Grey, explorer and pre-eminent colonial administrator of South Australia, Cape Colony, and New Zealand. This set is a presentation copy from.....
New Zealand: H. Brett of Lake Takapuna, 1892.
Inscribed by Sir George GreyOctavo, black & white illustrations including portrait frontispiece; original blue cloth; inscribed by George Grey to Sir Davenport on separate slip of paper tipped-in. Inscribed by Sir George Grey 'To Sir R. Davenport, K.C.M.G. with the best.....
London: Paul & Dominic Colnaghi & Co, 1850. Mezzotint after painting by F.Grant, 620 x 425mm, framed. A separately issued and full length mezzotint portrait of George Grey (1812-1898), outstanding explorer, governor and politician. This is a handsome image of a youthful Sir George Grey done two years after being.....
Paris: J. Langlume et Peltier, 1835. Octavo, with 20 handcoloured plates (including frontispiece), original patterned green papered boards. A charming French account of the peoples of the world written for younger readers and featuring twenty vibrant hand-coloured plates including a Tahitian scene and a depiction of a war canoe from.....
London: Henry Butterworth, 1846. Slim octavo, title lightly spotted, else fine in recent marbled boards. Henry Sewell (1807-1879), an English solicitor, became secretary and eventually deputy chairman of the Canterbury Association. Travelling to New Zealand in 1853, he entered local politics and became the nation's first premier in May 1856.....
Liepzig & Vienna: Bibliograpifches Institut, 1895.
Australian colour platesQuarto, eight chromolithographic plates, several maps; original publisher's half roan with gilt spine ornament. Detailed scientific description of Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand and the Pacific, reprinting many of the famous illustrations from published voyage accounts. The chromolithographs include Hawaiian lava.....
London: James Nichols, 1855.
London Missionary Society in New ZealandSmall octavo, engraved portrait frontispiece; bound in very handsome black half calf with gilt bands and lettering by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Second edition. Informative account of the career of Reverend Leight in Australia and the South Seas, with more detail.....
Paris: Tastu, 1833. Lithographed view on china paper, 175 x 315 mm (image size); mounted. Good view of Sydney, taken during the visit of the French expedition of Dumont-Durville, which spent a few weeks in Sydney. The view is taken from what is now the Botanic Gardens, towards Lady Macquarie's.....
Brussels: Lithographed by H. Ode, 1827.
Sixty detailed maps of the regionPortfolio, comprising letterpress title-page, key map of the region and 60 numbered lithographic maps measuring 530 x 685 mm.; a fine set with expert contemporary handcolouring, preserved in a contemporary folding case of half diced russia with marbled.....
Paris: J. Hetzel, circa 1868.
Australia…a parody of universal lawsQuarto, engraved frontispiece and title-page vignette, generously illustrated throughout; a bright copy in original gilt tooled scarlet cloth, edges fully-gilt. A lavish, large-format edition with numerous dramatic illustrations by Edward Riou who collaborated with Jules Verne for six of his.....
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.....
Colchester: printed by Stewart and Murray, February, 1846.
A Colonial judge reads WakefieldOctavo, 98pp., without title page (as issued), drop title 'Draft Proof. Nayland, February 1846.' to first leaf; with the signature of magistrate John Walpole Willis and numerous manuscript notes throughout, a little browning yet very good in.....