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Groningen: A.L. Scholtens, 1849.
Tasman for young readersSmall slim octavo, three plates, original blue printed stiff wrappersred, neatly rebacked to match. Uncommon edition of the journals of Abel Tasman, here condensed and edited for use by younger readers. This copy is well preserved in the original printed wrappers and.....
London: Alexander Hogg, c. 1804.
"Broken Bay Jack", after Nicolas Petit, Baudin's artistOriginal engraving approx. 120 x 180 mm. mounted and framed. Rare portrait of Mackabarang or "Broken Bay Jack", derived from the work of Nicolas-Martin Petit on the Baudin voyage. The engraved text beneath the portrait of Mackabarang.....
Paris: Librairie de Firmin-Didot, circa 1890. Octavo, frontispiece, full-page and textual illustrations; quarter maroon calf and marbled boards. A popular account of the native cultures and natural wonders of Australia and the island worlds of Oceania, lavishly illustrated throughout with dramatic steel-engravings so cherished by French publishers of the later.....
London: Cassell & Co., 1924. Octavo, with a photogravure frontispiece; in the original brown cloth, boxed. First edition of this famous reminiscence of the East Indies: first issue (with the palm tree in gilt on the spine). Tomlinson's deep thoughts and observations of his surroundings give us an excellent perspective.....
Italy: n.d., circa 1830. Two lithographic plates, 105 x 130 mm. each, on a single sheet; disbound. A rare and unusual piece of transportation history, showing a delightful and rather fanciful depiction of two scenes from the voyages to Sydney. In both scenes there is a distinct sense of classical.....
Brussels: Librairie Historique, 1844.
One of the great works on the costumes of the worldFour volumes, large octavo, with a total of 204 finely handcoloured costume plates; contemporary half crimson roan, flat spines ornately gilt. Scarce and beautiful work on the costumes of the world, finely illustrated with a......
Lisbon: Imprensa Lusitana Typographia Lisbonense, 1872-, 1873.
A scarce and beautiful workThick octavo, 153 highly-finished handcoloured engravings;red blind-panelled morocco, all edges gilt. Rare Portuguese edition of Wahlen's Moeurs, Usages et Costumes de tous les peuples du monde… (Brussels, 1844), published well after Wahlen's death in 1850. Wahlen's is a......
London: Rudolph Ackermann, dated September 1, 1820.
Engraved by convict hands upon sheathing copperEngraved view measuring 230 x 335mm. (plate size), early handcolouring. An early engraved view of Sydney Cove, itself the extraordinary outcome of the fruitful relationship between two convict engravers, Walter Preston and Joseph Lycett, and the.....
London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1820. Handcoloured engraving, 230 x 335 (plate size), mounted. Very rare and attractive view of Vaucluse, from Wallis's Historical Account of the Colony,the first view book engraved in Australia. This work was an extraordinary collaboration between Major James Wallis, then commander of the convict settlement at Newcastle.....
London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1893. Tall octavo, frontispiece and four maps, numerous plates and illustrations, bookplate, early owner's name on endpaper; a fine copy in original blue cloth, gilt, very light bumping at extremities of spine. First edition of the author's only book. A lengthy, sometimes self-aggrandizing, attempt to.....
London: circa 1784. Engraving, 230 x 175 mm., mounted. Portrait of a woman from present day Tonga, originally sketched by Webber on Cook's Third Voyage. Webber completed "a pencil and wash drawing of a young woman with long hair, bare breast and a double necklace composed of pearls or berries".....
London: J. Webber, No. 312 Oxford Street, 1787.
First aquatint issue of Webber's Tahitian viewAquatint in sepia tones on laid paper, 290 x 430 mm, full margins, mounted. A very rare and separately issued early form of the View in Matavai, Otaheite prepared by the artists John Webber and.....
Exeter: W.Spreat, 1848. Handcoloured lithograph, 225 x 170 mm. A fine Australian view by Robert Marsh Westmacott (1801-1870) from his Sketches in Australia, a series of tinted lithographic plates of Sydney and Harbour areas, mountains and southern coastal regions of New South Wales, "drawn from nature". The Blow Hole is.....
Adelaide: W. K. Thomas & Co., 1914.
Alice Springs and the AruntaSquare duodecimo, 154 pp., 27 photographic plates, original brown printed wrappers bound in, presentation inscription to title-page verso; in attractive light tan half calf by Sangorski. The first, and perhaps the most significant, of White's self-published accounts of.....
Edinburgh: Constable and Company, 1827.
Palau and Prince Le BooSmall octavo, with an engraved title-page, recent calf binding. This fourth volume of Constable's miscellany concerns the shipwreck of the Antelope in the Palau group (present day Micronesia) and the Mutiny of the Bounty. The first section of some 210.....
Vienna: Anton Doll, 1832. Octavo, with six full-page copperplate engravings; in an attractive contemporary European binding of glazed paper masquerading as quarter calf with russet label, marbled paper spine and boards. An early German-language history of New Holland, featuring crisp images of Sydney and Hobart, after Leopold Beyer and Sainson.....
London: Thomas Tegg, circa 1808.
With a wonderful aquatint frontispieceSmall octavo, 28pp, large folding aquatint frontispiece, old wrappers, in cloth case with ties. Scarce copy of a rare Tegg pamphlet, detailing the adventures of an American sailor in modern Sulawesi in the early 1790s. Woodard's account is of some.....
Adelaide: W.C. Cox, 1864. Octavo; in pebble-grain cloth. First edition of a rare pamphlet that comprises a history of discovery, exploration and settlement of northern Australia. Dedicated to Ferdinand von Mueller, this volume was published with a view to highlighting appropriate areas for settlement. It is also a synopsis of.....
Sydney: Charles Potter, 1894. Thick octavo, folding site map frontispiece, black & white plates, many folding floor plans and diagrams; inscription in ink on top p., contemporary half red morocco. Detailed illustrated report on "the representation of our country…as well as on various matters which seemed …of importance…" at the.....
Burnside: Published For the Author, 1900.
Uncommon South Australian pamphlet including a short Aboriginal vocabularyOctavo, pp. 48; half brown morocco by Sangorski, retaining the original warppers. Contains 'an account of the early settlements ad name of the early settlers of the Colony, daring robberies, notorious characters, atrocities by the.....