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London: James Hodson, 1816. Quarto, disbound. Sermon delivered in the aftermath of the Littleport riots of 1816 on the Isle of Ely. The riots arose from inflation following the Napoleonic Wars that drove the price of bread and other necessities beyond the reach of the labouring poor. During the subsequent...
London: Printed by S. Gosnell for T. Chapman, 1799.
"Greater Australia" before FlindersQuarto, with six plates and seven maps (most folding), list of subscribers, errata leaf, library markings but a fine tall copy in modern red half calf by Sangorski. First edition, an attractive copy of the Chapman edition...
Dumas on convicts, New Caledonia and Botany BaySix sheets of neatly written autograph manuscript on light blue paper, headed "Les Bagnes", each sheet measuring 276 x 215 mm., preserved in a neat modern slipcase. An important and revealing manuscript essay on prisons and convict transportation by the...
Paris: Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, 1832-33.
Special version of the Dumont d'Urville voyageTen octavo text volumes bound as five, and folio atlas with a portrait of Dumont d'Urville and 20 maps and plates (six coloured); a good set in a recent French period-style binding of quarter dark blue polished.....
Paris: Tastu, 1833. Lithograph, 225 x 320 mm.; mounted. Fine original lithograph from the official account of the Dunont d'Urville expedition, depicting a group of West Australian Aborigines roasting lizards over a fire. Louis de Sainson, the topographical draughtsman travelling with the expedition, made many detailed studies of the local...
Paris: circa 1828.
Ethnology of MicronesiaEngraved plate measuring 320 x 235 mm. (plate size). Proof plate of a splendid engraving of tools, sandals, outrigger canoes and blades for everyday use from the Marianas group of Islands (including Guam), a part of the present-day Micronesian Federation. the plate illustrates the...
Brussels: N.-J. Gregoir, V. Wouters et Cie. 1839.
Enriching the formal account of DuperryOctavo, four volumes bound in one, each with separate title page and frontispiece; to the first title page, yet quite a good copy in contemporary quarter black roan. Uncommon account of the voyage of the Coquille...
London: Hippolyte Bailliere, 1853. Octavo, 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 general, and one of the...
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1812.
The tide changes in the East…Octavo, original spine, label and diced boards; with errata bound in. Uncommon: reflections on the state of play by an East India Company agent. Published a year prior to the abolition of the Company monopoly on...
London: John Debrett, 1783. Octavo, 26pp, disbound. A printed letter critical of Thomas Townshend's involvement as Home Secretary in the affairs of the East India Company, published before the contentious resignation of Warren Hastings as Governor of Bengal. The letter was addressed by Lord Bellamont to the Earl of Shelburne...
Brattleboro: by the Author, 1849. Octavo, a fine copy in blind-stamped publisher's cloth, gilt title on spine. First edition: a lurid denunciation of John Humphrey Noyes's famous American utopian community at Putney. Noyes was the charismatic founder of the 'Perfectionist' community in Putney Vermont. Already suspect to Church authorities, Noyes's...
Manchester: issued for private circulation by James Edge-Partington & Charles Heape, "Lithographed by Palmer, Howe & Co., Manchester" 1890/1895/1898.
The complete set of a core ethnographical classic, in original portfoliosThree volumes, oblong folio, with 854 lithographic plates loose in the three original cloth portfolios, as issued, complete with the...
Stockholm: Lith. Art. Anstalt, 1872.
Fine Hawaiian royal portraitsQuarto, with 12 tinted lithographic plates; a very good copy in original decorated boards. Scarce and finely illustrated voyage account, including handsome lithographed portraits of the Hawaiian monarchs Kamehameha the Fourth and Kamehameha the Fifth. The author, Adolf Ekelöf, was a....
London: HMSO for the Colonial Office, 17 March 1843.
Bounty immigrants bound for New South WalesFoolscap folio, iv, 158pp. (last blank), red half morocco binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with gilt spine lettering, top edge gilt. Invaluable historical resource, containing much information comparing the respective merits of emigration to...
Sydney: 1885. Signed with initials, dated twice and extensively inscribed: 31viii 81.Quapena/Luepada of Maupa/District Aroma/South Coast/New Guinea. / "Carthona"/Sydney/23 Jan. 1885/'Momento" from New-Guinea- Commodore J. Erskine. R.N.-, pen and brown ink and pencil with coloured chalk; 34cm x 25 cm, mounted and framed. A superb portrait by the Russian scientist.....
London J. Reynolds & Sons 174 Strand nd, circa 1875.
Peoples of the Polynesian islands portrayedHand coloured lithograph, 430 x 690mm, designed by E. Ravenstein is inscribed lower left mounted and framed. A large nineteenth century lithograph showing full length portraits of people from Oceania and America. To the...
Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer, 29 March 1855.
Almost 400 pages on Eureka: the definitive reportFolio, lxxii, 366 pp., a fine copy in deep blue polished half calf by Sangorski, spine lettered in gilt with raised bands. The Gold Fields Commission of Enquiry on the Eureka Stockade, whose members...
Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer, 25th January, 1856.
"Innocent casualties of the ambush".Folio, 24 pp., disbound from stab-sewn volume. A printed collection of 19 claims for compensation for property destroyed in the ambush upon the Eureka Stockade and violence of the ensuing days. The language of the claimants is...
Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer, November 1854 to June 1858.
Remarkable collection of Eureka reportsFolio, 13 publications bound in one volume; in fine condition, in a modern green leather binding, spine lettered in gilt. A fascinating collection of Victorian parliamentary papers relating to Ballarat and the Eureka Stockade. This...
Melbourne: John Ferris, Government printer, 1 June, 1858.
Eureka: the events at Bentley's HotelTall quarto, x, 16 pp., a very good copy in an attractive green cloth folding case with gilt label. Later report into the disturbances at Bentley's Hotel - the series of events that precipitated the 'Eureka...
Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer, 21 November 1854.
Printed a fortnight prior to the Eureka StockadeFoolscap folio, xv, 22 pp., in a good recent binding of half morocco, gilt lettering. A fundamental report relating to Ballarat and the Eureka Stockade: this government report on the events which led to...
London: John Souter, 1822.
Emigration to TasmaniaOctavo, with folding engraved view of Hobart Town after a sketch by Evans; a fine uncut copy with large margins; handsome half crushed red-brown morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. First edition of Evans' important and influential emigrants' guide to Tasmania. A separately issued...
London: T. & W. Boone, 1845. Two volumes, octavo, with 22 plates including frontispieces; in original decorated green cloth. A highly important and detailed account of inland Australian exploration by Edward John Eyre, containing significant descriptions of Australian geography and Aboriginal life and customs. 'Eyre's Journals are quite scarce and...