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Adelaide: Government printer, 1903.
Gold strikes in the wildernessFoolscap folio, 8pp, folding map; staple bound, original tinted titling wrappers. Scarce: 'I left Adelaide on March 3rd, and proceeded via Alice Springs to Winnecke's gold locality, where I arrived on March 25th. I inspected the various gold discoveries there, and.....
Melbourne: John Ferres, 1865. Foolscap folio; recent quarter calf. The systems of defence of the colony of Victoria are investigated by the select committee; much of the report is taken up with the supply and manufacture of gunpowder and weaponry in the colony of Victoria. Witnesses include government geologist Alfred.....
At Sea and various ports: 1852-54.
Original log of a troubled Scottish emigrant voyage to AustraliaSmall folio, a neatly tabulated and written manuscript comprising 114 pp of Hercules Log [followed by 2 pp partly written and abandoned, at one time concealed by pasting together], and 28 pp of Royalist.....
London: W. Peacock and Sons, 1802-, 1804.
Delightful small reference libraryThree volumes altogether, duodecimo, engraved folding maps highlighted in watercolour; uniformly bound in contemporary dark blue straight-grained morocco, all edges gilt; in original matching bookform box, gilt tooled spine. Fine example of a gentleman's reference library in miniature, contained.....
London: Cadell, Davies, Longman and Rees, 1811. Two volumes, quarto, 45 maps (including one double-page and two folding), double-hemisphere double-page world map as frontispiece, very good; nineteenth-century full calf, gilt. A handsome set, and an important work with much on Australasia and Polynesia. This thorough introduction to geography is designed.....
London: R. N. Rose, 1821.
"A literary conservatory of rare, curious, and interesting productions…"Six volumes, octavo, illustrated by one hundred engravings (some folding); contemporary half calf, marbled boards. Generously illustrated cyclopaedia of curious knowledge gleaned from myriad sources for the general reader. In the preface, the good Reverend Polehampton.....
Portland: Henry F. Perry & Co. for the museum, 1881. Octavo pamphlet, 12pp., original printed wrappers. An eloquent plea to seafarers to collect natural history specimens for the Portland Society of Natural History - which had twice lost their magnificent collections to fire. The pamphlet, printed fifteen years after the.....
Paris: Marchant, Editeur, 1834. Octavo, 22 pp.; in the original printed blue paper wrappers preserved in a modern quarter cloth binding. Rare first edition (NUC notes a single copy) of this very early aeronautical fantasy, an impassioned plea for the aérostation as the basis for a world of harmony and.....
Paris: Logerot, Pauly, and others, circa 1910.
Colonial strategy for youngstersSix map puzzles, each measuring 330 x 240 mm., housed in the original colour printed card case. Geographical jigsaw puzzle set comprising six maps mounted and cut into parts corresponding to the colonial dominions of major European powers. This.....
London: W. Bulmer, 1800.
Hanno the Navigator and the ancient naval empire of CarthageThick quarto, portrait frontispiece and eleven maps (ten folding), an excellent copy in contemporary polished calf, spine in panels with large crimson morocco labels. Handsome copy of the scarce first edition of Major James Rennell's magisterial.....
London: J. Nourse, 1764.
From the library at Westport HouseTwo volumes, large octavo, 11 folding plates and five folding maps (two celestial), many diagrams and engraved headpieces; an attractive set in contemporary sprinkled calf; spines numbered but unlettered. A fine set, with apt provenance, of the rare second edition.....
Paris: Dépôt Général de la Marine, 1811.
Peninsular War map of CadizEngraved chart measuring 700 x 1023 mm., excellent condition. Very fine and large separately issued map of the city and harbour of Cadiz, prepared by the French navy during the Peninsular War. This map was issued by the.....
London: John Parker, 1848.
The great history of the Royal SocietyTwo volumes, large octavo, with plates and illustrations; a fine copy in later half calf, spines ornately gilt with double labels. A handsome copy, finely bound, of the standard early history of the influential Royal Society. From its foundation.....
Sydney: S.T Leigh & Co., 1892.
An overview of an important piece of astronomical instrumentationQuarto, with a photograph and seven large lithograph plates; original red cloth. The principal observatories in New South Wales during the nineteenth century were at Sydney and Parramatta, and from the 1890s to the 1930s.....
Sydney: Charles Potter, 1893.
A visit to the Sydney observatoryOctavo, three plates, colour folding map of Sydney, folding plan of the Sydney Observatory; original pebble-grain cloth, gilt vignette on upper board. The fold-out lithographic map of Sydney locates the site of the Sydney Observatory, a detailed site map shows.....
Sydney: Thomas Richards, 1882.
Herschel defined…Octavo, six diagrams on four leaves (one folding); plum cloth, gilt vignette on upper board. This list is largely a re-assessment of the work done by English astronomer Sir John Herschel, of the mapping of the stars of the Southern Hemisphere which he conducted.....
Paris: Hachette, 1864.
The man who married a mountain.Two volumes, octavo, with a world map and splendid folding engraved view of the Himalayas; contemporary green quarter roan, flat spines with gilt lettering. Endearing account of a world voyage, including a sojourn in Victoria, by eccentric traveller and mountaineer Henry.....
Paris: Chez l'Auteur, 1652. Handcoloured engraved map, 400 x 545 mm. (plate size); mounted. Stately double-hemisphere map by Nicolas Sanson, cartographer extraordinaire and geographer to Louis XIII. Sanson's principal historical importance lies in his role as a disseminator of knowledge: 'His maps, geographical tables and teaching captured the attention of.....
Salzburg: Johann Joseph Mayr, 1713.
Unusual 18th-century maps of Nova HollandiaFolio, with three engraved map plates; recent quarter dark calf and marbled boards. Rare: with little-known and unusual cartographic depictions of New Holland. This is an unusually lavish presentation of a thesis, presented at Salzburg University by the exotically.....
Stuttgart: Friedrich G. Schutz, circa 1820.
German handcoloured globe for childrenHandcoloured paper globe comprising six gores measuring 170 x 65 mm., well preserved with the original cord ties within the publisher's folding card case with printed onlays; accompanied by a folding suite of 15 handcoloured lithographic plates measuring 97.....
Rome: Joannis Zempel, 1759.
Are fossils mere 'tricks of nature'?Quarto, frontispiece and 30 engraved plates; mid-nineteenth century half calf; gilt lettering. Early treatise on the formation of fossils from plants and animals that once lived, thereby rejecting existing notions that fossils were miraculously derived or mere 'tricks of nature'.....
London: John Senex, 1721.
With the Tsar's route to China delineatedHand-coloured engraved map measuring 540 x 625 mm. (sheet size), with ornamental title caption to the top left corner; slight aging, very good condition, mounted. Finely engraved map of greater Asia (including Arabia, India and a small portion of.....
Liepzig & Vienna: Bibliograpifches Institut, 1895.
Australian colour platesQuarto, eight chromolithographic plates, several maps; original publisher's half roan with gilt spine ornament. Detailed scientific description of Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand and the Pacific, reprinting many of the famous illustrations from published voyage accounts. The chromolithographs include Hawaiian lava.....
Adelaide: C.E. Bristow, Government Printer, August, 1884.
Superb lithographic map of the Dead HeartFoolscap folio, 16 pp., large folding map measuring 1240 x 825 mm. (closed tear now expertly repaired), a fine copy in polished half calf by Sangorski with crimson morocco label and gilt lettering. Scarce report commissioned.....