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Coastal views of Northwestern AustraliaSingle sheet, 353 x 260 mm., wove paper, hand-coloured engraving. A charming set of coastal views on the western and northern coast of Australia after the original sketches by Lesueur. The first two coastal views depict stretches of the Champagny archipelago (present-day Champagny.....
Adelaide: Government Printer, 1906.
Pioneer prospectors of the tropical NorthTall quarto, with five folding maps and plans (some colour), oirginal green cloth with gilt lettering. Detailed report and travel itinerary of the government geological expedition to the Kimberley and remote north in 1905. Unexpected additions include notes on fossils.....
Melbourne: printed by Mason and Firth for the Royal Society of Victoria, 1862.
Who is responsible for the Burke and Wills tragedy?Foolscap folio, tinted paper, 8pp. (last blank), with related blank envelope loosely inserted. A curious mix of remorse and self-preservation - an account of the Burke and Wills.....
Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer, 1862.
'A far greater amount of zeal than prudence…'Foolscap folio, 104 pp., printed on light blue paper, edges uncut; half calf. Official report of the Royal Commission appointed to investigate the Burke and Wills disaster: 'now very scarce and of high interest' (Australian Rare.....
Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer, 1862.
Landsborough in search for Burke and WillsFoolscap folio, 52pp.,in a splendid full black morocco binding by Sangorski with gilt lettering. This report prints the journal of Captain Norman, including much information relating the Landsborough's search for Burke and Wills. The Victoria had been.....
Melbourne: John Ferres, 1862.
The ill fated expeditionFoolscap folio, 104 pp., together with two other relevant Victorian Parliamentary Papers 1864-66; modern quarter calf, the Ingleton copy with his bookplate and his shelfmark. The rare and important Royal Commission report on the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition: 'very scarce and.....
Melbourne: Wilson and Mackinnon, 1861.
Scarce pamphlet accountOctavo, pp. iv, 32 (double column); bound without wrappers in modern morocco gilt. Very scarce: one of the early impressions of this important pamphlet account of the expedition drawn from the original Melbourne Argus reports. It was reprinted many times between November.....
Melbourne & Sydney: Clarson, Shallard and Co., 1863.
With the narrative of John King and a wood engraving of Burke's graveOctavo pamphlet, original titling wrappers featuring a wood-engraving of Burke's grave at Cooper's Creek to rear cover, the Mackaness copy in recent blue cloth. In the original illustrated wrappers.....
London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1862. Octavo, with title-page vignette, a folding map and 16 pp. advertisements at rear; in the original green cloth. An important record of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition. This is the only edition of the one substantial contemporary publication of Burke's own journals. Australian.....
Melbourne: Wilson and Mackinnon, 1862. Octavo, with a lithographic portrait frontispiece and large folding map measuring 656 x 794 mm.; in handsome half crushed morocco by Sangorski with gilt lettering and raised bands. The first public printing of Landsborough's journals from the Burke and Wills relief expedition, featuring a splendid.....
Goverment Printer, 1862. Foolscap folio, 7 pp., printed on blue paper; bound in modern half calf. The important Sixth Progress Report issued after the adverse findings of the Royal Commission enquiring into the disastrous Burke and Wills expedition. This separate printing of the report is identifiable by its colophon on.....
Edinburgh: Davis Ramsay and Son, 1846.
'the entire country is of comparatively recent formation'Large bifolium, 560 x 405 mm. Sturt's third expedition to inland Australia, reported to readers in Scotland. Departing from Adelaide in 1844 accompanied by John MacDougall Stuart and Harris Browne, the expedition ventured into some of.....
London: N.D., circa 1830.
John Septimus Roe's patronMezzotint engraving, 522 x 404 mm., noted in the plate as "proof" at bottom left, mounted and framed. A fine mezzotint portrait of Sir Christopher Cole, an important naval officer and significant as the patron to John Septimus Roe, Phillip Parker King's.....
Melbourne: Government printer, 1910.
The transfer to Federal administrationFoolscap folio, 36pp., staple bound, otherwise excellent condition. Detailed report on prospects in the remote north on the eve of transfer of administration from South Australia to the Federal government (finalised in 1911). With chapters on climate, the Aborigines, history of.....
Singapore: printed for the editor, at Pinang, by Matthew Gregory Sr. 1862.
By a Northern Territory first fleeter, published in SingaporeOctavo, four plates (three folding) an excellent copy, the original blue printed wrappers bound in, early French owner's note to front wrapper, later quarter calf. The north coast of.....
London: Hippolyte Bailliere, 1853.
Northern Australia and New GuineaOctavo, with five plates (four coloured) and two folding maps; half morocco. Important anthropological observations on the natives of New Guinea, but also on the North Australian Aborigines: chapter XII is devoted to Melville Island, Port Essington and North Australia in.....
Adelaide: House of Assembly, 1893.
Predating the public reportFolio, with two large colour folding maps; uncut in recent cloth. One of only 750 copies published: this rare printing is not recorded by Ferguson. Sir Thomas Elder, who had earlier financed the first great desert journey of Ernest Giles, in.....
Adelaide: C.E. Bristow, 1893. Octavo, complete with maps; original wrappers and boards, preserved in a brown morocco bookform box. One of only 500 copies, complete with folding maps: the first edition of the narrative of one of the last great Australian exploring expeditions, written by its leader. Lindsay led this.....
London: G and W. Nicol, 1814.
Prepared for Flinder's Australian atlasEngraved map measuring 668 x 469 mm., neatly backed upon linen. Original engraved chart of the Gulf of Carpentaria published for the atlas volume of Flinders' masterpiece A Voyage to Terra Australis. Charting this region was particularly difficult for.....
London: Sampson Low, 1875. Octavo, eight plates, four folding maps; apart from a cancelled library stamp a good copy in original green cloth, gilt vignette on upper board. An important account of Forrest's successful exploring career, during which he most famously became the first person to cross the continent west.....
London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1889.
Presentation copy of this handsome exploration narrativeTwo volumes, octavo, with a portrait of Giles and 20 other full-page plates, six folding coloured maps and other illustrations in the text; uncut in the fully pictorial grey-green cloth boards, lettered and decorated in.....
Melbourne: McCarron, Bird & Co., 1875. Octavo, large folding map frontispiece, original green cloth with gilt vignette of Mt Olga; inscribed by Von Mueller on half-title page to Joshua Snowball. Scarce first edition of Giles's account of his first two expeditions. In 1872 he made the first attempt to cross.....
Brisbane: James C. Beal, Government Printer, 1884.
The Gregory brothers, inland exploration and the search for LeichhardtOctavo, in the original blind-embossed and gilt lettered green cloth, bookplate. Remarkably fine copy in original condition of the complete edition of the journals of eight expeditions undertaken by the Gregory brothers in.....