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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.....
London: Darton & Clark, n.d., 1840. Small octavo, with frontispiece maps of Australia and America and numerous illustrations; in original striped black and red cloth. Very rare: a history of America and Australia for children by American author Goodrich, under his more famous pen name "Peter Parley", with a charming.....
London: Darton & Clark, n.d., but, 1840. Small octavo, with frontispiece maps of Australia and America and numerous illustrations; in original red cloth. Very rare: a history of America and Australia for children by American author Goodrich, under his more famous pen name "Peter Parley". Surprisingly detailed account of New.....
London: Harvey and Darton, 1838. Octavo, a very good copy with previous owner's name clipped from top margin of the title-page; in attractive recent half crushed tan morocco gilt. First edition, and an interesting early work on South Australia. Robert Gouger (1802-1846) was a keen promoter of the new colony.....
London: C.Cooke, 31 October, 1788.
Hand-colouredEngraving, 155 x 215 mm (plate size), early hand-colouring. An attractive and rather uncommon version of Webber's death of Captain Cook, newly engraved by William Grainger, with good early hand-colouring. Although in a reduced format, the engraving is neatly executed, and the use of.....
Paris: circa 1795.
From ethnology to fashionEngraved aquatint with original handcolouring, 440 x 530 mm. (sheet size), mounted and framed. Rare and alluring hand-coloured engraving of the islanders of the Pacific, composed of twenty-four groups of inhabitants from new lands revealed through the voyages of Captain James Cook and.....
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London: Eyre and Strahan, 1790.
Governor Phillip's Emancipation ActFolio; 4pp, modern wrappers. The second most important legal document for establishing the colony of New South Wales: the act (30 Geo III c. 47) authorising the pardoning of transported convicts. Governor Phillip had quickly realised that he had plenty of.....
West Brookfield: O.S. Cooke & Co., 1849. Octavo, in original printed wrappers. Rare first edition of a radical American utopian tract. Greene (1818-1878) was a prominent American theorist and Unitarian minister, who published prolifically on the question of government and banking, as well as producing more esoteric works on the.....
London: S.O. Beeton, 1863.
With illustrations by the Fly artist, Harden S. MelvilleOctavo, with a chromolithograph frontispiece and one other plate, woodcuts throughout, 8-pp. advertisements bound in at rear; good in the original highly gilt pictorial cloth. First edition of this extraordinary compendium, illustrated by Harden S. Melville, artist.....
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.....
London: Boone, 1841. Two volumes, octavo, with two large folding maps loose in an end pocket in one volume, with all 22 plates (six coloured), and with advertisement leaves; a handsome uncut set, tan half calf, gilt with morocco labels. One of the most striking of all works of inland.....
London: T. and W. Boone, 1841.
With the famous first depictions of Aboriginal "wandjina" paintingsTwo volumes, octavo, with 22 plates (six handcoloured), and two large loose folding maps, illustrations in the text; related newspaper clippings circa 1900 pasted to last blank of second volume; a most attractive set in.....
London: T. & W. Boone, 1841.
Grey in the North west and his discovery of rock paintings in the KimberleyTwo volumes, octavo, with 22 plates (six handcoloured), the two large folding maps housed in pocket of binding, text illustrations; well bound without the advertisements in later half green morocco.....
London: T. and W. Boone, 1841.
With an appendix by John GouldTwo volumes, octavo, with all 22 plates (six coloured); with two large folding maps loose in an end pocket and with the required advertisement leaves and an extra 4 pp. advertisements at the start of volume 1; original.....
Saracen's Head, Newark: Weaver, 25 March, 1870.
"our Colonies would be regarded as the natural outlet for our excessive population…'Printed broadside, 505 x 380 mm. A most unusual survival: a political broadside from the later career of Sir George Grey, seeking to capitalise on his Colonial experience. Although fresh.....
London: Richard Bentley, 1853.
Australian colonies at a turning pointTwo volumes, octavo, a fine set in contemporary full polished calf, gilt spines. Henry Grey was appointed to lead the Colonial Office during the administration of Lord John Russell. He made some successes in in North America, but remained less.....
London: John Murray, 1855.
Governor Grey translates the 'Nga Mahinga'.Octavo, frontispiece, illustrated title page and engraved plates; in original gilt decorated publisher's cloth; with the bookplates of Edward FitzGerald and Harold Sheard. Book of traditional myths by the former Governor of New Zealand. This is the first edition, followed.....
London: Chapman and Hall, 1884. Octavo, frontispiece and numerous plates, in publishers deep green cloth with gilt lettering, partially unopened. New collected edition, here issued in one volume, with five chapters treating transportation and convict life in Australia. The author, Arthur Griffiths, was a long-serving inspector of prisons in England.....