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London and Auburn USA: Sampson Low, Son and Co.; Derby and Miller, 1853.
London edition: "among the cannibals of Nuyts' Land…"Octavo, frontispiece portrait and four plates by Orr of New York; an excellent copy in green polished half calf by Sangorski. An excellent copy of a terrific yarn, the...
Edinburgh: Davis Ramsay and Son, 1846.
'the entire country is of comparatively recent formation'Large bifolium, 560 x 405 mm. Sturt's third expedition to inland Australia, reported to readers in Scotland. Departing from Adelaide in 1844 accompanied by John MacDougall Stuart and Harris Browne, the expedition ventured into some of...
Melbourne: C. Troedel, 1865.
Pioneering chromlithograpy depicting the wilderness regions of VictoriaImperial folio; 12 unnumbered chromolithographs mounted on stiff white sheets, with Troedel's blind-stamped mark in the margins and printed captions on the verso of each plate; original cloth portfolio lettered as above on front cover. Melbourne, C. Troedel...
Melbourne: Australasian Authors' Agency, 1911. Octavo, 80 pp. (last blank), frontispiece; a few old library stamps and scattered pithy marginalia; original printed wrappers. Uncommon Melbourne-printed first edition of one of the most eccentric Australian publications: much republished, this first edition includes the notorious folding colour frontispiece depicting criminal, lunatic and...
Melbourne: John Ferres, Government printer, 1 March, 1860.
Revenue from Chinese gold-miners.Single foolscap sheet. 'Statement of the amount of Chinese and gold fields revenue collected at Belvoir, from the date of Mr. Hanify's appointment as Chinese protector to the present time, and statement relating to the collection of customs...
London: Edward Orme, 1813.
Dedicated to Bligh: the first book on the Australian AboriginesQuarto, 10 coloured aquatints; modern half calf, spine gilt-titled. A very good copy of the first issue of this important Australian plate book. This was the first work to be published on the Australian Aborigines. Clark...
Sydney: J.R. Clarke, 1857.
The first music album published in New South WalesLarge quarto, with a total of ten lithographic plates, including the illustrated title-page and frontispiece; comprising eight musical scores with introductory letterpress (preface and contents leaves); a very good copy in original red cloth decorated in gilt...
Sydney: J.R.Clarke, circa 1857.
Sydney HarbourIllustrated tinted lithographed sheet music cover. Edmund Thomas (1827-1867, painter and lithographer) arrived in Port Phillip in 1852, where he spent a productive few years before he moved to Sydney in late 1854. Having produced a well received album of Melbourne views before leaving...
Paris: circa 1830. Aquatint, 200 x 233mm. (sheet size). View of Aboriginal shelters, with detail of a dingo and an armed warrior. The plate was prepared from the suite of native studies by John Heaviside Clarke, first published in Foreign Field Sports (London 1814) and here re-printed for a French...
The Maroubra Bay shipwreckWatercolour, 18.2 x 54 cms. mounted and framed. This watercolour is signed lower left, M Clarke and was painted as the clipper ship Hereward lay on its side wrecked at Maroubra Beach NSW. The Hereward had blown onto soft sand at the northern end...
Sydney: Thomas Richards, 1866. Foolscap folio, 9pp.; in recent binder's cloth. Cockatoo Island was established as a penal settlement in 1839, by Governor Gipps primarily to alleviate the overcrowding on Norfolk Island. Three years after this report was published the settlement was closed in 1869 and the prisoners transferred to Darlinghurst Gaol.
London: William Ridgway, 1867.
Court martial of George William Gordon in the Jamaica uprisingOctavo, 166 pp.; in publisher's gilt lettered cloth. Second edition. Details legal proceedings brought against Colonel Nelson and Lieutenant Brand for their role in the court martial trial, and subsequent execution, of George William Gordon during...
Melbourne: E.W. Cole, Book Arcade, 1918. Octavo, frontispiece and illustrations, with six leaves illustrating Cole's medals bound in, publisher's advertisements; in original gilt lettered blue cloth. A benevolent plea to Australian readers for racial tolerance by eccentric Australian philanthropist and businessman Edward William Cole, owner of Cole's Book Arcade, a....
Berlin: W. Hagelberg, 1886.
An ephemeral curioColour printed card, 115 x 166 mm., with pull-out tab which opens a booklet of eight black & white scenes with captions;. Very scarce Christmas souvenir of the Colonial and Indian Exhibition of 1866, depicting scenes from the Empire including two scenes featuring...
Sydney: E.H. Statham, York Street, 1835. Three foolscap reports, with docket-titles, A collection of three reports by the Auditor General on the finances of New South Wales, full of interesting notes on expenses in the colony, printed by the prolific Sydney based printer and newspaper publisher Edwyn Henry Statham. It...
London: Joseph Mawman, 1814. Quarto, contemporary tree calf with gilt tooled flat spine and green calf label. First edition: a detailed description of the state of the British Empire at the final stage of the war with Napoleon, with a chapter on the penal colony at New South Wales. Patrick...
11 February 1836.
A precursor to the National Australia BankShare certificate, printed and completed in manuscript 116 x 190 mm. An early share certificate for bank stock in the Commercial Banking Company of-Sydney established on 24 October 1834, opening for business on 1 November 1834 in a temporary office...
Melbourne: Government printer, 1910.
The transfer to Federal administrationFoolscap folio, 36pp., staple bound, otherwise excellent condition. Detailed report on prospects in the remote north on the eve of transfer of administration from South Australia to the Federal government (finalised in 1911). With chapters on climate, the Aborigines, history of...
London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1857.
Sir George Grey overland in South Australia.Two volumes, octavo, seventeen coloured plates,in half-red morocco by Sangorski, spines with raised bands with gilt lettering. Second edition, with considerable additions and a pleasing suite of lithographic plates showing uniform changes through the history...
London: Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 3 August 1838.
Molesworth sinks transportation: the 1838 reportFolio, [ii], i-[l], 330, 44 pp.; with an additional series title-page (Reports from Committees 1837-8... Sixteenth Volume); complete with errata slip, in a neat modern binding of green cloth with printed...
London: Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 27 September 1831 & 22 June 1832.
With expert witnesses James Busby and Elizabeth FryFolio, the two reports bound together, 177pp. and 162pp. respectively; in a newat modern binding of half brown calf, spine lettered in gilt. Two important...
London: William Clowes and Sons for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, April 1847.
The people of NSW against transportationFolio, 16 pp.; a good copy, uncut in modern green leather binding. Four petitions from the people of New South Wales opposing further transportation of convicted felons. This report opens with a....