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Paris: Leblanc, no date, but after 1822.
The artist's account: the first published narrative of the Freycinet voyageTwo volumes, octavo, and small folio atlas; the atlas with separate title, map and 25 lithographic plates; text in mid-nineteenth century quarter green roan trade binding with gilt ornament, atlas in more.....
Paris: Leblanc, 1822. Folio, with an engraved world map and 25 lithograph views; uncut; original boards, as issued, with the publisher's printed label. The splendid atlas volume to Jacques Arago's published account of his voyage to Australia and the Pacific with the Freycinet expedition of 1817-1820. Published in 1822, Arago's.....
Blue Mountains AboriginesHandcoloured stipple engraving, 150 x 270mm. A marvellous engraved portrait of an Aboriginal elder of the Blue Mountains named Karadra and his companion Hara-o, after an original study by Alphonse Pellion; Karadra, the older man on the right, holds a clay tobacco pipe in his.....
London: John Hatchard, 1848. Two volumes, octavo, frontispieces, manuscript inscription at front of each volume; in contemporary maroon morocco, gilt. Second revised and enlarged edition of the life of the great Quaker reformer. The work was edited by two of Fry's daughters, and includes many excerpts from her letters and.....
Stockholm: J. A. Probsts, 1825.
A Swedish guide to the peoples of the worldFolding concertina case of 24 individual handcoloured ethnographic portraits, each measuring 88 x 57 mm., mounted upon linen within marbled card covers; with accompanying 24mo booklet of some 42 pp., both housed within original papered slipcase.....
The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1952. Quarto, unopened, in blue boards; blind embossed printer's device on front board. First edition: an elegant monograph on utopia. This thesis on the development of economics in the English Utopia gives priority to key works such as Bacon's New Atlantis, but also includes chapters on.....
Superb presentation album honouring a campaigner for a wrongly convicted man's releaseLarge quarto (365 x 275 mm); contents comprising 14 vellum leaves heavily illuminated by F. Faulkner White, Gothic-style calligraphic text surrounded by multicoloured borders; title leaf with small oval albumen photograph of the recipient, Ralph Sanders.....
Edinburgh: J. Robertson, 1792.
'The most absurd, prodigal and impracticable vision…'Octavo, 336 pp.; a very good copy in nineteenth-century half calf over marbled boards. Rare, with an early essay on Botany Bay by a Scottish judge and therefore providing some insight into the reaction of the legal profession to.....
Adelaide: W.C. Cox, 1874.
The Aboriginal Tribes near Cooper's CreekOctavo, 51 pp., early ink owner's name on title and first page (Wm. Tomsett of Queenstown 1874) in a modern binding. First edition, and an important account of the customs of the Dieyerie tribe (now more commonly "Diyari" or "Diery").....
London: Prined by G. Barclay, 1850.
Gawler on the colonies and his reputation: "not published"Slim octavo, 45 pp., in recent tan half calf, marbled boards. Very rare privately published work by the former Governor of South Australia, and the last serious effort he made to rehabilitate his reputation in.....
London: John Nichols, 1788.
First Fleet report from the CapeOctavo, pp. 377-472, three plates; recent wrappers. Reports progress of the First Fleet: 'By the last accounts received from the fleet from Botany Bay, they arrived at the Cape of Good Hope on the 13th of October last, and expected.....
Jena: Bauhofer, 1667.
Esoteric idols and child sacrificeSmall quarto, with nine woodcuts throughout the text and a folding plate; in modern gilt ruled mottled calf, leaf of manuscript notes dated 1718 pasted to front blank endpaper. Scarce comparative study of non-Christian religious practices (the so called religionum profanum), containing.....
Germany: circa 1400-1500. Bifolium on vellum, 458 x 318 mm. (each leaf), each leaf written in double columns of 32 lines, ruled with ink, dark brown ink with rubrics and brown ink initials, two with decorative penwork, capitals touched with red, full margins. original sewn repairs in lower margin, a......
Milan: Fratelli Treves, 1874.
Landmark account of the Tasmanian AboriginesOctavo, 160 pp., numerous xylographic illustrations, in an early pebbled cloth binding; neat blind stamp to title. Rare: the great anthropolgist Enrico Hillyer Giglioli's account of the Tasmanian Aborigines. Enrico Giglioli (1845-1909) was an Italian zoologist and anthropologist, director of.....
London: Religious Tract Society, 1885.
Cook Islands and TuvaluOctavo, frontispiece and engraved plates, charming vignettes; in original gilt decorated green cloth. An unusually bright and fine copy. William Wyatt Gill (1828-1896) was an energetic English missionary active in the Pacific and New Guinea, author of numerous works containing valuable.....
London: H.H. Collins & Co., 1853.
The preferred London edition with superior lithographic illustrationsQuarto, with 24 cream-tinted lithographic plates; this copy preserving the original printed paper wrappers, decorated with vignettes of goldfields life, with book advertisements on yellow verso of front wrapper and on the back wrapper, in a......
London: J. Gillray, n.d., 1798.
Parliament is adjourned to Botany BayEtching; 320 x 360 mm., mounted. The original eighteenth century version of this rare transportation engraving, where the Parliament of Great Britain has been condemned - the chair of the Speaker being inscribed "This House adjourned to Botany Bay".....
London: J. Gillray, n.d., 1851.
From among the Weeds & Mud on the Banks of the South SeaOriginal etching, 350 x 250 mm.; fine; mounted. (Two caricatures verso). Rare satirical cartoon of Sir Joseph Banks, ridiculed for using the Royal Order of the Bath for self-promotion. Portraits of Banks.....
London: W.H. Smith and Son, 1859.
In the rare original pictorial bindingSmall octavo, with 12 tinted lithograph plates and two folding maps; a very good copy in the original pictorial boards, later cloth spine, preserved in a folding box. First edition, in the very rare original pictorial boards. The.....
London: Sherwood, Jones, 1823. Octavo, with a folding handcoloured map and a folding view; original boards, printed paper label; uncut copy in original binding, preserved in a full calf box. First edition: now rare. Godwin's work on Van Diemen's Land is one of the earliest books to promote free emigration.....
London: various publishers, 1840-, 1855.
Pamphlets on GoldThick octavo, a contemporary collection of thirteen rare pamphlets, seven on the subject of gold, with in total five folding maps, each with original title-pages (one with drop-title only), several with owner's signature, and one with authorial inscription; a handsome volume in.....