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Melbourne: F. F. Baillière, 1862. Octavo, frontispiece and large folding map, handcoloured in outline; original yellow printed boards with linen spine; a very good copy. The quite rare superior form of the Baillière issue with the map handcoloured in outline and with the 16-page botanical appendix by Von Mueller. This.....
Melbourne: Wilson & Mackinnon, 1862. Octavo, engraved frontispiece and large fold-out map of Australia; linen-backed pink printed card boards. First edition, first issue. The map is uncoloured and was not issued with the botanical appendix found in the Baillière issue.
Sydney: William Maddock, 1875.
A better class of immigrants.Octavo booklet, 34 pp., otherwise fine in original titling wrappers. The vigourous debate of the 1870's - should Australian immigration be planned for the benefit of Britain, or the betterment of colonial society. Here Lang proposes changes to immigration policy, encouraging.....
London: 1834. Two volumes, octavo, with a folding map; in original green cloth with paper labels on spines. First edition. Lang, a Presbyterian minister, arrived in the colony in 1823. He was possessed of enormous energy, and "pushed his way to power at once", as H.M. Green says, with "a.....
London: A. J. Valpy, 1837.
Convict reform by Reverend LangOctavo, very good in recent quarter roan with gilt lettering. Lang on convict reform: 'the absolute necessity of some immediate and extensive change in the regulation and management of the transportation system in the Australian colonies, and also the means.....
Sydney: Gibbs, Shallard, & Co., 1876.
Silencing the convict PressOctavo pamphlet, 16 pages, stitched without wrappers (as issued). The only edition of this letter, addressed by Lang to William Neill, Manager of the City Bank. Neill had petitioned the Parliament to 'obtain from the country a substantial recognition of.....
Sydney: Stephens and Stokes, 1831.
Jeremy Bentham's bequestOctavo, 27 pages, old marbled wrappers. A rare and early pamphlet by the prolific Lang, on the foundation of the Australian College, printed in Sydney by Stephens & Stokes the same year that they began publishing the Herald. In his preface, Lang.....
Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1833. Aquatint view, 222 x 320 mm.; mounted. A fine view of the Derwent River, one of only two Tasmanian illustrations published from the La Place voyage. The Favorite arrived in Hobart on 11 July 1831, both ship and crew in a weakened condition. Their stay was.....
Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1833.
One of the best early views of SydneyAquatint view, handcoloured, 220 x 315 mm. mounted. A superbly-coloured example of one of the best early Sydney views. This view of Sydney Cove was made during the Laplace voyage. It shows Circular Quay brimming with ships, the.....
London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1901.
Ex-libris: Captain Robert Grundy of GoolwaOctavo, frontispiece and diagrams; an attractive copy in original gilt blocked crimson cloth. Fourth edition, with an appealing South Australian provenance: 'When the great importance to engineers of an accurate knowledge of the details of "Breakdowns at Sea".....
London: Grant and Griffith, 1851. Small octavo, with four steel-engraved plates; good in original blue cloth, blind blocked boards and ornate gilt spine. First edition of an imaginary travelogue for children featuring detailed yet entirely concocted descriptions of Aboriginal life in the Australian wilderness. The tale follows the dashing Captain.....
London: 1853. Handcoloured engraving, 210 x 305 mm. on wove paper, mounted. A wonderful satirical mid-nineteenth century cartoon portraying young, single and desirable ladies abandoning generous marriage proposals in favour of fortune seeking on the goldfields. The Prints and Printmaking in Australia and the Pacific online database confirms that the.....
Sydney: Thomas Richard, Government Printer, 1881. Single foolscap sheet. Exchange of telegraphs between the Acting Colonial Secretary of Hong Kong and the Colonial Secretary of New South Wales concerning outbreak and quarantine of contagion: "Small-pox having been introduced here by Chinese recently arrived, this Government has by Proclamation notified that.....
Sydney: Thomas Richard, Government Printer, 1886. Foolscap, 8pp. Detailed source document for Chinese Immigration into New South Wales between 1883 and 1886, with name of vessels, date of arrival and notes details of deserters, stowaways and those caught with false papers.
Melbourne: John Ferres, Government printer, 7 August, 1857. Single foolscap sheet. Petition presented by Chinese residents pleading review of new taxes and the appointment of 'a Committee to inquire into and fully report upon the charges, crimes and misconducts alleged against them as a people' with a view to ameliorating.....
London: T. & W. Boone, 1847. Octavo, seven plates including frontispiece, vignettes, a fine copy in original publisher's cloth. A handsome copy of a pivotal document in the history of Australian exploration, here seen in the original publishers blind-blocked cloth. Ludwig Leichhardt's Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia… documents.....
London: T. & W. Boone, 1847.
Leichhardt, complete with the mapsOctavo, with frontispiece and six aquatint plates in the text (one folding); bookplate; a very good copy in the original cloth, accompanied by the three large folding maps in a modern cloth folder of matching size and colour. First.....
Halle: Druck u.Verlag H.W. Schmidt, 1851. Octavo, illustrations in the text; some spotting, mainly affecting the early sections, original patterned maroon cloth sides., The first German edition of this famous account of Leichhardt's expedition from Moreton Bay to Port Essington. Leichhardt prepared his journal for publication in England and gave.....
probably Weimar: circa 1808.
Rare German version of the Lesueur Sydney viewSingle sheet, 340 x 222 mm., laid paper, featuring an engraved view of Sydney Cove, slight browning, very good. A good view of Sydney Cove closely based on the original engraving in the official publication of the Baudin.....
London: John Murray, April, 1825.
Scarce colonial aquatintAquatint. Quaint aquatint view of the Campbell River by Lewin, printed for Judge Barron Field's Geographical Memoirs published by John Murray in 1825; the book is significant as the only edition of surveyor-general John Oxley's journal of the exploration of Moreton Bay.....
London: John Murray, 1857.
Unequalled contribution to African geographyLarge octavo, engraved portrait and 23 plates (including folding frontispiece view), two folding maps by Arrowsmith (one in pocket at rear), numerous wood engraved illustrations through the text; original brown cloth. The most famous account of African exploration, recording three years.....