Recent Acquisitions

Recent Acquisitions

Our list for July 2015 and the ANZAAB Melbourne Rare Book Fair is a miscellany of treasures.
A few highlights are the classic voyage accounts by Dampier, Flinders  and Vancouver, the earliest account of Antarctic exploration by Marra and Bligh's Voyage in an evocative contemporary binding. We have a fine copy of Lycett's pivotal work of Australian views, and foundation books of Australian exploration by Evans, King, Sturt and Gregory. To coincide with the State Library of Victoria's Gill exhibition we have a wonderful copy of his "Australian sketchbook". As well, we have a rare album by the naturalist William Harvey, the father of Australian phycology: a marvellous collection of seaweed specimens. 
The cover image shows a detail from a remarkable unrecorded plate based on Baudin voyage art.