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Melbourne: Mason and Firth, Printers, 1862.
Sixth Progress ReportFoolscap folio, 7 pp., printed on blue paper; stitched but unbound as issued, folded for the original "Exploration Committee" envelope, also present. The important Sixth Progress Report issued after the adverse findings of the Royal Commission enquiring into the disastrous Burke...
Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer, 16 March 1865.
The financial aftermath of Burke and WillsFoolscap folio, single sheet. Published for Victorian parliament, this report was prepared by David Wilkie in his role as treasurer of the Exploration Committee. It lists the very considerable costs arising from Landell's importation of...
London: F. and C. Rivington, 1797.
"A gang of felons and murderers..."Octavo in fours; contemporary quarter calf. First edition, Burke's continues to oppose peace with France: published posthumously. Extending his long-held opposition to the Revolution in France, this letter, published from drafts left by Burke, maintains his steadfast opposition...
London: John Carpenter, 1843. Quarto, eight handcoloured engraved plates; in original cloth-backed boards, paper titling label on front board. Fifth edition of this beautifully-produced but practical guide to colour in painting, which uses works by old masters such as Titian, Van Dyck and Rubens as a guide.
London: T. Cadell and W. Davies et al. 1814. Five volumes, thick octavo, light spotting to endpapers; contemporary full tan calf, double red and green spine labels. Handsome 1814 edition of the first and most enduring work of legal writer Richard Burn. The Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer...
London: Cadell and Davies, 1813.
Scotland's greatest lyric poetFive volumes, with an arresting portrait frontispiece; uniformly bound in contemporary full green polished calf with gilt ornament including a lyre in gilt on front and back covers; a most endearing set. A beautifully bound set of the complete works. The...
London: J.Cross and Simpkin, Marshall. 1840. Octavo, with a folding map and folding tables; complete with the errata slip, in the original cloth. First Edition. Burton was a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, whose views on the moral decline of colonial society were a significant influence...
Land & Estate Agency, George Street: Stephen & Stokes, Printers, 2 May, 1833.
Home for a publican and the beginnings of Burwood112 x 174 mm, printed form completed in manuscript in brown ink; printed decorative device above printers' caption; completed" Webb £2.12.0" on verso, together with small sum workings...
London: E.W. Janson, 1874. Quarto, with three lithograph plates; in original cloth-backed printed green boards. This study of the butterflies and moths of New Zealand, made as part of the scientific surveys during the voyage of the Erebus and Terror, was issued separately, but also formed part of the general...
London: W. Nicol for John Murray, 1835. Two volumes, octavo, extra-illustrated with 71 plates by Hogarth and others (inlaid to size or pasted down); in contemporary dark green pebble grain morocco gilt, all edges gilt. A very handsome extra-illustrated copy of Butler's famous mock epic, in fine condition. This edition...
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1935.
The last of the old guard in the AntarcticLarge octavo, portrait frontispiece, four maps (two folding) and illustrations; publisher's cloth. First edition of Byrd's classic account of his second expedition to the Antarctic. Limited edition of one thousand copies, signed by the author...
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1930.
First aviator to the South PoleLarge octavo, portrait frontispiece, four maps (two folding) and illustrations; in contemporary half tan morocco. First edition of Byrd's account of his pioneering two-year aerial exploration of the Antarctic, during which he became the first man to fly...
London: John Murray, 1826.
Important early voyage to HawaiiQuarto, with 14 charts and aquatint plates, some folding; overall a good copy in modern calf with label from an earlier binding. First edition of a famous voyage account, and an important and extensive illustrated description of Hawaii in the mid-1820s...
London: John Murray, 1826.
Returning the Royal deceased to HawaiiQuarto, with a folding chart and 13 other charts and plates (one folding); modern half calf. First edition of a famous Pacific voyage account, and an important and extensive illustrated description of Hawaii in the mid-1820s. Kamehameha II of Hawaii...
London: John Murray, 1821.
Lord Byron's influencesTall octavo, missing both half-titles, 'Marino Faliero' without terminal ad.; contemporary green half morocco, gilt, Attractive volume of two important works by Byron. First edition, first issue of Marino Faliero: the Doge's speech on page 151 consists of only five and a half...
London: S. Baker, 1768.
Wrecked in forlorn PatagoniaOctavo, with a frontispiece; contemporary dark calf, various owners' signatures including a presentation to 'Arthur Cadogan from Genl. Fox'. First edition. 'Admiral Byron's narrative of the loss of the Wager is one of the most thrilling accounts in the language, and supplied...
Firenze: Giuseppe Allegrini, 1768.
The towering PatagoniansSquare octavo, engraved frontispiece, 4, 152 pp., untrimmed, in plain modern boards. Uncommon contemporary Italian edition of the famous account of Byron's circumnavigation by Charles Clerke. As would be expected, the edition includes an excellent new version of the famous frontispiece of an...
London: A. Manson, P. Denham, W. Robertson, and F. Nicholson n.d., circa 1784.
"By a midshipman on board"Small octavo, 93 pp., early owner's names on endpapers; an excellent copy in contemporary sprinkled calf, An uncommon edition of the Byron voyage in excellent original condition. The earliest accounts of the...
Nangazaki [Paris]: "Klnporzenkru, L'an du monde 59749" 1749. Two volumes in one, duodecimo, first title lightly stained and with an early ms attribution to 'Cahusac'; in old dark blue paper boards, red leather label. "Last edition" of this charming and rare book which had been suppressed by the authorities in...
Perth: Wm. Alfred Watson, Government Printer, 1902.
Incomprehensible suffering and despairFolio, 62 pp., with a large folding lithographic map measuring 890 x 648 mm., fine in handsome quarter green polished calf with gilt lettering. Official account of the scientific expedition financed by the wealthy English traveller Albert Calvert, dispatched...
Amsterdam: Louis Elzevir, 1653.
Build a wall "lest the English should break in and bring heresy."24mo., engraved title, all edges gilt; in nineteenth-century full red morocco, gilt arms of Henry J.B. Clements on front cover, spine banded and gilt. Attractive small Elzevir edition of this utopian work by the...
London: HMSO, 1904.
Impressive map of MongoliaFoolscap folio, 44pp. (last blank), large folding chromolithographic map; recent plain green wrappers. Notes and observations based upon a summer trip into Chihli during June to October 1902, also drawing on experiences in Chakkar country a few years previously.
London: T. Osborne [etc], 1761.
"he has not been in the inside of a church for many years"Four volumes, octavo, with a number of oval portraits of naval figures, and six folding engraved maps, contemporary calf binding, spines gilt in compartments between raised bands, red edges. Third edition: a....