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[London]: no printer, 1868.
Thomas Carlyle defends Eyre's conduct in JamaicaBifolium, four tinted pages folded to docket size; manuscript note to last blank reads 'Petition drawn up by Thomas Carlyle February 1868'. The controversy surrounding the conduct of former Australian explorer and Governor of Jamaica, John Edward Eyre, in.....
London: James Whittle & Richard Holmes Laurie, 1814.
From Bellevue HillEngraving on paper, 290 x 430 mm; a good, well-inked impression. A lovely, early Sydney view: the city and Harbour is shown from the Bellevue Hill and Vaucluse area, looking westward. This fine engraving was published by Laurie and.....
London: undated but all circa 1853.
The settlement of Brisbane and the Darling Downs; rare pictorial records.Eleven black and white lithographs: numbers 1-5 and 7-9 approx 255 x 330 mm (matted size) and 2 approx 280 x 375 mm (conforming to those prepared for "Fifteen views of Australia in.....
London: John Murray, 1825.
A great compendium of early science and discoveryOctavo, with a frontispiece, four folding maps and two botanical plates at rear; an attractive copy in later full tan calf gilt, red spine label, Bonython bookplate. First edition: one of the more important and interesting works relating.....
Adelaide: W.C. Rigby, 1886.
South Australia comes of ageOctavo. 'During twenty one years, from the foundation of the settlement in 1836 to the inauguration of responsible government in 1857.' Finniss was leader of the ill-fated Adam Bay settlement in the remote north during the early 1860s.
London: War Office, 1787. Octavo, [ii], 372 pp., contemporary ownership notation to title-page, in recent boards with linen backstrip. Handbook listing the officers of the British army and marines, published just three months prior to the departure of the First Fleet from Portsmouth on 13 May 1787. The book lists.....
London: John Stockdale, 1787.
New South Wales described for First FleetersOctavo, with two folding maps handcoloured in outline; a most attractive copy in contemporary tree calf, the ornately gilt spine skilfully renewed. First edition: a study of the Australian continent and the history of its discovery, only possible with.....
London: J. Debrett, 1791.
The rare supplement to Governor Phillip's accountQuarto, [ii],, 26 pp.; an excellent copy in half morocco over marbled boards by Bayntun of Bath, spine banded and lettered in gilt. One of the rarest of First Fleet books: 'there is keen competition among collectors when a......
London: sold by T. Wilkie, 29 April 1788.
News relayed from Cape TownFolio, eight pages measuring 220 x 290 mm. This issue of the London Chronicle dated 26-29 April 1788 contains a brief but informative dispatch from an unidentified First Fleet officer penned at the Cape of Good Hope.....
London: T. Wilkie, February 21-24, 1789.
News of the fleet relayed via ChinaFolio, eight pages, 288 x 220 mm. Contains a brief but curious account of the landing of the First Fleet relayed via China: "A merchant in Amsterdam has written to London, that the Botnay Bay squadron under.....
London: T. & W. Boone, 1846.
Inscribed to Captain FitzRoy of the BeagleOctavo, frontispiece and five plates (including map of the Rivoli Bay district bound into the text); with a large handcoloured folding map measuring 684 x 535 mm. in front sleeve; a handsome copy with the advertisements in.....
London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1946.
De luxe issueFolio, with a map and wood-engravings by John Buckland Wright; uncut in the original full green morocco gilt by Sangorski. The scarce de luxe issue, one of only one hundred numbered copies in full morocco. This important first publication of the manuscript.....
London: G and W. Nicol, 1814.
Prepared for Flinder's Australian atlasEngraved map measuring 668 x 469 mm., neatly backed upon linen. Original engraved chart of the Gulf of Carpentaria published for the atlas volume of Flinders' masterpiece A Voyage to Terra Australis. Charting this region was particularly difficult for.....
London: J.D. Potter, 1861.
The chronometers of HMS Fly, by an officer on boardOctavo, xvi, 228 pp., including appendices and tables. New edition, revised and considerably expanded. The work includes important statistical tables from the north Australian survey conducted by HMS Fly under the command of Francis Blackwood between.....
Paris: Claude Barbin, 1692. Octavo, in contemporary mottled calf, spine panelled in gilt; fine armorial bookplate on front pastedown. A revised edition, prepared by François Raguenet, possibly from a manuscript by Foigny himself. The dangerously heretical nature of the first edition has been tempered here by concentrating on the fabulous.....
Amsterdam: Willem de Coup, Willem Lamsvelt, Philip Verbeek, Jan Lamsvelt, 1701.
The "Vlamingh edition"Small quarto, in an attractive period-style binding of full calf, spine banded, red morocco label. Rare: the "Vlamingh edition" of Foigny's famous imaginary voyage to Australia. This edition was one of a trio of separate "Southern.....
Paris: Claude Barbin, 1693.
Lost among the "Australiens"Duodecimo, 177 pp., in crushed brown morocco by Sangorski. Scarce seventeenth-century Paris edition of one of the most significant of all imaginary voyages, with clear links to the wider literature of travel and a connection with Quiros. The "south land" is used.....
London: Sampson Low, 1875. Octavo, eight plates, four folding maps; apart from a cancelled library stamp a good copy in original green cloth, gilt vignette on upper board. An important account of Forrest's successful exploring career, during which he most famously became the first person to cross the continent west.....
Sydney: D. Wall, 76 York Street, n.d. but, 1848.
First study of Australian architecture: "Georgian" SydneyQuarto, with full page copper plate engravings throughout, owner's name "Alfred C. Johnson"; a good copy in the original pink papered boards, preserved in a blue folding quarter morocco book-form box, lettered to the.....
Sydney: Gibbs, Shallard and Company, 1878.
Important Australian architectural record.Quarto, with full page copper plate engravings throughout, half black roan with gilt lettering, bookplate of Henry White. Joseph Fowles arrived in Sydney in 1838 and this is without doubt his most important work, providing remarkably detailed information on the.....
London: by order of Parliament, 1838.
George Arthur's system scrutinised by FranklinTall quarto, fine in an attractive red crushed morocco binding by Sangorski, spine in raised bands with gilt lettering. Detailed report on convict management prepared shortly after the arrival of Governor Sir John Franklin in Van Diemen's Land.....
Paris: for final publication in 1826.
Louis de Freycinet checking proof depictions of Parramatta, and a rare image of his wifeEarly proof plate before letters and before change in numbering from 94 to 95; manuscript draft captions and attributions in red ink, bold ink note regardng state of the.....
Paris: chez Pillet aîné, 1826.
Freycinet's superb mapping from the Uranie voyage to Australia and the PacificLarge folio, with 22 engraved maps (10 of them double-page); contemporary French quarter calf and marbled sides, spine renewed. The handsome hydrographical atlas of Louis de Freycinet's voyage in the Uranie, the last.....