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Adelaide: W.C. Cox, Government printer, June 18, 1856.
A foundation document of the South Australian InstituteQuarto, pp. -98, some browning, good condition. Act to establish 'a public library and museum… to promote the general study and cultivation of all or any of the various branches or departments of art...
Adelaide: Government printer, 31 August, 1875. Single foolscap leaf, recent brown card wrapps. Petition of complaint prepared by Melbourne architectural firm Wright and Taylor for non-payment by the government of South Australia, for plans for the new Houses of Parliament.
Adelaide: Government printer, 1852. Foolscap folio, single leaf, very good. Notice of complaint prepared by Australians in London for the Parliament of South Australia, lamenting 'there prevails among all classes of this country a remarkable ignorance of the advantages of your distant and important settlements'. Proposes measures to make accurate...
Adelaide: Government printer, 1864.
Snagging on the Murray RiverFoolscap folio, 2pp, very good in recent card wrapps. Regards outstanding payments for services clearing the Murray River of snags - Mr. Hutchinson was a contracter whose barge Grappler was engaged in clearing operations.
Adelaide: Government printer, 1863.
Deck plans of three emigrant shipsFoolscap folio, tinted paperstock, 7pp., disbound, good. Prints report of Captain James P. Lean concerning conditions aboard ships selected for carrying emigrants to the colony of South Australia. Issues include poor ventilation and lighting below deck. Includes whole page plans...
Adelaide: Government printer, 1852.
Australian numismatic historyFoolscap folio, 3pp, very good in recent card wrapps. Good source of primary information on South Australian numismatic history: names, wages, rates and sundry details of all staff employed in minting coins. Divided into the following groupings: Crude gold assaying and smelting, chemical...
London: HMSO, 1841.
Adelaide survey mapsFoolscap folio, with four separate lithographic folding maps (backed upon linen), paginated as follows: xl, 272 pp. (report), x, 358 pp. (appendix), 58 pp. (index); first sectional title-page a bit stained, some maps creased, but very good in a most handsome half red morocco...
Adelaide: Government printer, 1861.
Postal history of South Australia in the early yearsFoolscap folio, tinted, 5pp, very good in recent card wrapps. Contains much interesting detail on the early postal history of South Australia, including appointments, shipping, logistics, and revenues received. An example of incidental detail as follows 'In...
Adelaide: Government printer, 1840-, 1875.
Early Environmental law in South AustraliaQuarto, very good in old marbled paper card covers with contemporary notes and amendments in ink. Collection of South Australian legislation of 1840-1875, bound in series, comprising the following:No. 10. 24 December 1858. An Act to consolidate and amend...
Adelaide: Government printer, 1874.
Sent in search of Peter WarburtonFoolscap folio, 5pp, folding lithographic map; disbound with perforations where previously stab-sewn, otherwise excellent. John Ross is now remembered as second of two men to cross the entirety of the Australian continent through its centre. This parliamentary printing records a....
Adelaide: Government Printer, 1876.
Paper-making from Australian native plantsFoolscap, single leaf, a bit chipped, good. Alexander Tolmer here claims his right to reward for discovering and publicising the suitability of an Australian native plant (the Linnean name Lepidos perma gladiata is provided) that can be used for paper making...
Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer, 1862.
Howitt leads the Victorian Relief ExpeditionFoolscap folio, single sheet. Requests that Alfred Howitt and his men, comprising the Victorian Relief Expedition, stay in the field to effect a continental crossing (having traversed inland to Cooper's Creek charged with retreiving the bodies of Burke...
Adelaide: Hussey & Gillingham, circa 1910.
A good man, though on the dull sideOctavo, 100pp., original paper wrappers, front cover detached. Further memories of life in South Australia in the 1860s. Reed had previously published Memories of a Long Life (Adelaide, 1896).
New Zealand: H. Brett of Lake Takapuna, 1892.
Inscribed by Sir George GreyOctavo, black & white illustrations including portrait frontispiece; original blue cloth; inscribed by George Grey to Sir Davenport on separate slip of paper tipped-in. Inscribed by Sir George Grey 'To Sir R. Davenport, K.C.M.G. with the best.....
London: C. & W. Reynell, 1835. Tall octavo, 16 pp., the last 2 leaves opened roughly with tear (no loss of text); a very good copy in modern tan half calf. A very uncommon pamphlet detailing a surprisingly advanced proposal to allow settlers in South Australia to elect their own...
Adelaide: circa 1858.
Land speculation in the colonies clarifiedLarge octavo, 36 pp., recent half calf. 'Being an act to simplify the laws relating to the transfer and encumbrance of freehold and other interests in land; As passed by the Parliament of South Australia, and assented to by the Governor-in-Chief...
Adelaide: W.C. Cox, 1873. Octavo; a fair copy in original printed boards, paper tape reinforcing spine. Collection of scientific papers by Dr Richard Schomburgk, ranging from the cultivation of tobacco and sunflower to the influence of forests on climate.Schomburgk was director of the Adelaide Botanic Garden from 1865 until his...
Adelaide: C.E. Bristow, Government Printer, August, 1884.
Superb lithographic map of the Dead HeartFoolscap folio, 16 pp., large folding map measuring 1240 x 825 mm. (closed tear now expertly repaired), a fine copy in polished half calf by Sangorski with crimson morocco label and gilt lettering. Scarce report commissioned...
Adelaide: W.C. Cox, 1862.
A fragile survivor of the International ExhibitionOctavo, large folding map; title page with small marginal repair, map expertly backed on paper, nonetheless a well preserved copy lovingly bound in half morocco with gilt lettering by Sangorski. Nice copy of a publication rarely found complete with...