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London: by order of Parliament, 1856.
Transportation to Western AustraliaTwo volumes, tall quarto, both copies in recent blue polished half calf, original printed wrappers bound in. Two of the most important reports on transportation to Western Australia, and perhaps the most detailed public accounting of the aftermath of the.....
To Darling's aide-de-campShare certificate, printed and completed in manuscript 111.5 x 195 mm. A share certificate for stock in the Bank of Australia issued to Governor Darling's aide-de-camp, Thomas Condamine who was instrumental in the establishment of what was to become the Public Library of New South.....
Sydney: Bank of NSW, 1826.
To William RedfernCashier's receipt, printed and completed in manuscript, 90 x 140 mm. The receipt is made out to William Redfern for the sum of eighty pounds in Spanish dollars and is payment for the second instalment on four stock certificates. After 1825 British.....
Sydney: Bank of New South Wales, 1 January 1824.
Early share certificate from Australia's first bankPrinted share certificate on vellum; 22.5 x 105 mm, completed in manuscript in ink. For the first thirty years of the colony of NSW, there was no organised and regulated banking system, rather a......
London: Printed for H.D. Symonds and Curtis, 1805.
Banks on disease in cornOctavo, six engraved plates in the first work, and one folding engraved plate by Bauer in the second work; contemporary half calf (restored). One of remarkably few works by Joseph Banks to have appeared in print. Despite.....
London: printed for J. Harding, 1805.
Sir Joseph Banks in printOctavo, 32 pp. including the half-title, with a folding plate; with the half-title in "Mackaness" morocco, with the Mackaness bookplate. One of remarkably few works published by Banks, but an apt demonstration of his wide range of scientific interest.....
London: H. Humphrey, 4 July 1795.
Making fun of Sir Joseph Banks, who metamorphoses into a splendid butterflyHand coloured engraving, 350 x 250 mm.; fine; mounted and framed. The rare 1795 first issue of this splendid satirical cartoon of Sir Joseph Banks, ridiculed for using the Royal Order of.....
London: William Ball, 1838.
Scarce work by former Attorney General of NSWSmall octavo, neat blind-stamp to title-page, bound without the 4 pp. advertisements noted by Ferguson; half green morocco by Sangorski, spine lettered in gilt. An excellent copy of a surprisingly scarce work, written by a former Attorney General.....
London: C. Lowndes, 1801.
"Barrington" account, chiefly from CollinsDuodecimo, on blue-ish paper, pp. viii, 5-88, [vi]; old half calf. Second edition of the so-called sequel to Barrington, issued by the same publishers as the Voyage to Botany Bay. As with most Barrington material this is fraudulently attributed to him.....
London: Jones, 1810.
Second edition with fine handcoloured platesOctavo, portrait frontispiece and nine handcoloured plates, folding map (laid down); contemporary half calf. The second edition (first published 1803) of this substantial account of the voyage to New South Wales via the Cape of Good Hope, with incidents partly derived.....
London: W. Clements & J. Sadler, 1791.
With Barrington's speeches from the dockOctavo in fours, with wood-engraved frontispiece. Very rare: the second issue of this scarce pamphlet celebrating the misdeeds and famous speeches from the dock of Australia's most famous convict. This is one of the earliest and most.....
London: C. Lowndes, 1801.
Barrington sequel, mostly sourced from CollinsOctavo, laid paper uncut, with the 6 pp. 'Official Register of the Crimes, Trials and Executions'; in later half calf, spine banded and gilt, crimson morocco label. A scarce Barrington title. This so-called Sequel drew most of its content from.....
Paris: Desenne, Anno VI, 1798. Octavo, xvi, 192 pp.; joints rubbed, contemporary quarter roan with crimson morocco label. French edition of Barrington, with a five page preface explaining the extraordinary circumstances of the author, noting his aptitude for observation and return to grace in a new land. Garvey notes of.....
Philadelphia: Printed by Thomas Dobson, 1796.
The rare American BarringtonDuodecimo, with 2-pp. publisher's advertisements;, with the half-title, in original American mottled sheep, unlettered spine ruled in gilt; front hinge starting, head of spine restored. Only the second work on Australia to be published in America. This first American edition.....
Philadelphia: Printed by Thomas Dobson, 1796.
The rare American BarringtonDuodecimo, with 2-pp. publisher's advertisements, contemporary owner's inscription for "Will. Bowman"; in old sheep boards, recently rebacked. Only the second work on Australia to be published in America. This first American edition of Barrington's Voyage, in appealing and characteristic contemporary.....
London: 1804-, 1809.
Fine image of the famous pickpocketStippled engraving, 98 x 75 mm. A very good portrait of Barrington, within an octagonal border. George Barrington was convicted of felonry and transported with the Third Fleet in 1791. Soon after his arrival in Sydney Cove, Barrington's "irreproachable conduct" led.....
London: Thomas Tegg, n.d. but, 1804. Duodecimo, pp. 181-216, simple modern tan wrappers. One of the rarest Barrington works, and one of the more egregious impositions on his so-called "authorship", with his name the only one featured on the title-page despite his complete lack of involvement. Copies are known with.....
Madrid: M. Pita, c. 1831-1833.
Del famoso Barrington a Botani-Bay16mo (115 x 75mm), engraved frontispiece, 192 pp.; a fine fresh copy in contemporary Spanish marbled calf, gilt spine, red morocco label. Very rare Spanish imprint detailing the life and adventures of gentleman pickpocket George Barrington. Ferguson records many versions.....
Port Louis (Mauritius): circa 1801.
The great Mauritian port in the age of Baudin and Flinders, with the Géographe at anchorPencil sketch, 263 x 428 mm., fugitive note in pencil lower right; mounted. A fine pencil sketch of Port Louis, with the Géographe at the precise anchorage Baudin noted.....
Paris: Imprimerie Impériale, 1807-1816.
Official account of the Baudin expeditionTwo volumes, quarto, and large quarto atlas in two parts containing 41 full-page engravings, many in original handcolouring, and 14 fine charts; the text volumes uncut; a fine set in modern quarter morocco. First edition: the Baudin-Freycinet expedition, one of.....
Paris: Gravé par Tardieu, 1808.
French designs for South Australia.Engraved chart; 580 x 850 mm. Impressive early chart of the South Australian coastline revealing French colonial ambitions for Australia, a result of the survey undertaken during the Baudin expedition in Australian waters during 1802. As the title "Terre Napoleon".....
Paris: Librairie Plon, 1888.
In the original publisher's wrappersSmall octavo, with seven folding maps; in the original printed pale blue wrappers. First edition: a very scarce publication, by a French naval officer who sailed with the D'Entrecasteaux expedition in the 1790s. Admiral Charles Baudin played a role in the.....