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Brisbane: J.W. Buxton, 1867. Octavo, photographic portrait frontispiece, single lithographic plate and a large folding map at the rear; in original cloth inscribed 'presented by the author January 1870'. Rare narrative of an important inland expedition across far north Queensland and Cape York, with an original mounted sepia frontispiece photograph...
London: Alexander Shaw, 1787.
Exceptional artefact from Cook's Pacific voyages: with 56 specimens of native tapa cloth including a suite of 17 extra specimens, most of them HawaiianQuarto (220 x 164 mm.), pp [8, comprising title and three leaves of descriptions], with 56 tapa cloth specimens interleaved between or...
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Sydney: Hordern House, 1996. Octavo, with 7 illustrations; quarter blue calf and marbled boards. Facsimile of the Account of the Discoveries made in the South Pacifick Ocean previous to 1764, acknowledged as one of the rarest of all eighteenth-century publications about the Pacific and Australia. Now, for the first time...
Sydney: Hordern House, 1996.
Hordern House: Maritime Series 3Octavo, with 7 illustrations; quarter blue calf and marbled boards. Facsimile of the Account of the Discoveries made in the South Pacifick Ocean previous to 1764, acknowledged as one of the rarest of all eighteenth-century publications about the Pacific and Australia...
London: Printed for the author, 1770-1771.
Foundation book for any voyage libraryTwo volumes bound as one, quarto, with 16 engraved maps and plates (mostly folding), including the additional plate of "Teepye lobsters" which does not appear in Dalrymple's list; contemporary tree calf, green morocco spine label; a very good...
London: T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, 1770-, 1772. Three volumes, quarto, folding map and eight plates (including frontispieces), a fine set in handsome contemporary gilt decorated calf, spine in raised bands with red and green morocco labels. A beautifully bound set of Dow's history of Bengal, illustrated with...
Perth: Richard Pether, Government printer, 1878.
Discovery of the King Leopold RangeFolio, 8pp. (last blank), unopened. Scarce government printed description of Alexander Forrest's expedition to the Kimberley of 1879. The expedition to the Kimberley was launched in January 1879, the party of eight men included Forrest's brother Matthew, geologist...
Adelaide: C.E. Bristow, Government Printer, October, 1896.
The report suppressed by HornFoolscap folio, 32 pp., with 13 full page photogravure plates and four larger folding maps and sheets bound in (including the large map measuring 1290 x 1290 mm., and a plan of the Hermannsburg mission measuring 822 x....
Hobart: J.C. MacDougall, 1838.
The rare Hobart editionOctavo, half-title and errata slip both present, recent polished calf, bookplate. Scarce Hobart-printed work on convicts and gaols published in 1838. The author, considered a forefather of modern theories of imprisonment, argues against the brutality of incarceration. Maconochie's direct style gives a....
London: House of Commons/HMSO, 1846.
Lessons from the Norfolk Island experimentFoolscap folio, 70 pp., folding coloured lithographic map by Arrowsmith; now preserved in a folding green cloth case. Includes a report of some 15 pages from Lord Stanley to Sir John Eardley-Wilmot, acting Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land, concerning...
Melbourne: Government printer, 13 September, 1888. Single foolscap sheet, a little foxed, good. Being a census of recent Chinese migrants having arrived at the Port of in Melbourne (return to parliament stating names of all vessels conveying Chinese passengers, names of captains and owners thereof, those alighted, poll-tax, sundry details).
Adelaide: Government Printer, 1876.
Paper-making from Australian native plantsFoolscap, single leaf, a bit chipped, good. Alexander Tolmer here claims his right to reward for discovering and publicising the suitability of an Australian native plant (the Linnean name Lepidos perma gladiata is provided) that can be used for paper making...
London: J. Wright, 1734. Folio; a large copy, disbound; quarter morocco box. First edition, and a fine copy of one of Pope's most celebrated invectives, addressed to his physician and life-long friend, Arbuthnot. It famously contains Pope's savaging of Queen Caroline's confidant and society gossip Lord Hervey, who is named...
London: Law, et al. 1797.
"a short yet not imperfect system of ethics"Nine volumes, octavo, engraved frontispiece; early half blue straight-grained morocco and marbled boards, a handsome set. A handsome eighteenth century edition of the complete works of the poet and satirist Alexander Pope, containing the pivotal analysis An...
Straits of Magellan: aboard HMS Salamander, .
The Salamander under steam in the Strait of MagellanPair of original watercolours over pen and pencil, 76 x 298 mm and 80 x 298 mm; signed, inscribed with titles on verso; mounted. A pair of fine original watercolour views by Alexander Rattray...
Adelaide: C.E. Bristow, Government Printer, August, 1884.
Superb lithographic map of the Dead HeartFoolscap folio, 16 pp., large folding map measuring 1240 x 825 mm. (closed tear now expertly repaired), a fine copy in polished half calf by Sangorski with crimson morocco label and gilt lettering. Scarce report commissioned...
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...