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Adelaide: W.C. Cox, 1862.
Adelaide Acts: the earliest known copyDuodecimo, 18, 52, 7 pp., original blue stiff wrappers, signature of J.D.Woods and J. Hindmarsh repeated a number of times, neat stamp for Webster collection; an excellent copy in fine original condition, spine a little frayed, preserved in handsome folding...
Adelaide: A. Murray, 1846. Octavo, folding frontispiece map, x, 140, xvi (advertisements), errata leaf; an excellent copy, with its original printed dark blue front wrapper laid down, in a fine Sangorski/Zaehnsdorf binding of dark blue morocco gilt. Of great significance for the rare folding map, "Plan of the Intended New...
London: Ridgway and Sons, 1834.
With the recollections of veterans of the Flinders voyageOctavo, 80pp., three folding maps with original outline handcolouring, a fine copy polished tan half calf by Aquarius. Rare: 'the establishment of the South Australian Association proposed' (Ferguson). Remarkably, this edition includes detailed accounts by the...
Stirling: E. Johnstone, 1838.
Printed for the Scottish market.Octavo, 31 pp., folding engraved map; paper with some staining and some tears, the map very good, early owner's name; in contemporary rough card wrappers, stitch-sewn, "Australia" in manuscript to front, in red quarter morocco box by Sangorski. Rare: Scottish-printed appeal...
London: Simpkin & Marshall, 1838.
South Australia for Scottish emigrants.Octavo, 34 pp. (last blank), folding lithographed map; some foxing, a good copy on later worn quarter roan. Uncommon booklet published by the South Australian Company promoting emigration well after the settlement was established, and aimed squarely at the Scottish...
Adelaide: W. C. Cox Government Printer, 1849.
Supplementary issueBifolium, 4pp, very good. Gazette announcing the sale by auction of Country and Suburban Lots in the Counties of Adelaide and Hindmarsh and Town Lots at or near the Township of "Redruth". Table detailing the lot number, size of the lot...
Adelaide: Archibald MacDougall Government Printer, 1841. Quarto, printed bifolium, 285 x 220 mm., worn at old folds but very good. Single weekly issue of the Government Gazette, publishing among a myriad of notices the latest proclamations, land transactions, court notices, public tenders, and insolvency notices.This is the issue for 16...
Adelaide: Archibald MacDougall Government Printer, 1841. Quarto, six pages on two folded sheets, 285 x 220 mm., worn at old folds but very good, later staples at spine. Single weekly issue of the Government Gazette, publishing among a myriad of notices the latest proclamations, land transactions, court notices, public tenders...
Adelaide: Archibald MacDougall Government Printer, 2 December, 1841. Quarto, six pages on two folded sheets, 285 x 220 mm., worn at old folds but very good, later staples at spine. Single weekly issue of the Government Gazette, publishing among a myriad of notices the latest proclamations, land transactions, court notices...
Adelaide: W.C. Cox, 1870.
First South Australian Speaker's guide, owned by the first SpeakerFour works bound together, duodecimo, owner's signatures on front end paper; fine, in a handsome crimson roan presentation binding, lettered in gilt to front and spine. A charming and quite remarkable little volume, with four apparently...
Adelaide: Surveyor General's Office, 1891-, 1892.
Splendid central desert chartsTwo large folding lithographic maps housed within the original printed card covers, splendidly preserved in a custom-made quarter blue morocco bookform box. Two splendid large maps of the central desert, rich in geographical and geological detail. The maps were issued...
London: printed for the South Australian Society by J.C. Hailes, 1841.
Early reports from AdelaideSlim octavo, folding frontispiece map, a fine copy recent polished quarter calf, rubbed. Most uncommon: early reports on South Australia with an interesting map of the region. The House of Commons select committee was charged...
London: J. C. Hailes, 1843.
Land speculation in Adelaide and NZ in the 1840sOctavo, three folding plans, ALS to Thomas Burrows (1841) loosely inserted, ALS to John Burrows (1872) tipped in, contemporary ink notations on two of the folding plans and rear endpapers noting country and town acres, ownership...
London: George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1834.
South Australia declaredFoolscap folio, numbered pp. 789-796,(no loss of text); in full red crushed morocco by Sangorski, gilt. The South Australia Act: the formal creation of the new colony.The Act, which is dated 15 August 1834, provided for the settlement of a....
Adelaide: Archibald MacDougall, 1839.
Complete 1839 run of an important Australian newspaperLarge folio, bound volume of fifty issues in contemporary provincial binding (now worn, front board quite loose); aside from some worming to the bottom blank margin with no loss of text an unusually well preserved collection. A wonderfully...
Melbourne: Government Printer, circa 1914.
From Gillen's personal collectionOctavo, with 14 photo plates, a fine copy in quarter calf by Sangorski with gilt spine lettering. Early guide to the Aboriginal artefacts in the National Museum of Victoria, compiled by anthropologist Baldwin Spencer who personally contributed to the museum's collection...
London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1839.
With a detailed plan of the city of AdelaideOctavo, four lithographed plates, folding frontispiece map and plan of Adelaide; spine a little sunned, otherwise an attractive copy in the publisher's gilt decorated cloth, bookplate of Eric Bonython. Second edition, with four attractive lithographic...
Adelaide: J. Stephens, 1848. Duodecimo, 126 (last blank), xxiv, xvi (advertisements), title cropped at top and bottom edges, otherwise an excellent copy in original patterned green cloth with printed paper label (rubbed) on front board. With George McEwin's "Horticultural and Botanical Sketch of the Colony" (pp. 25-30), the extensive "Mines...
Adelaide: John Stephens, 1849.
Personal attacks on local landholdersOctavo, 64 pp., very good in modern brown quarter morocco. Rare printed lecture on "sanitary reform" which includes a detailed discussion of the streets and houses of Adelaide.The writer John Stephens was a South Australian identity, and regularly packed the lecture...
Adelaide: Ordered by the House of Assembly to be printed, 1861. Folio, printed on blue paper, 24 pp.; with a large two-sheet folding map; neatly bound in later cloth, a fine copy from the collection of Rodney Davidson, with his bookplate. Rare official printing of John Macdouall Stuart's journal of...
London: George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1860.
Presented aboard ship by John McDouall StuartSmall octavo, original dark leather gilt. A gift from the explorer John McDouall Stuart, given aboard ship on his way to London from Adelaide in 1864, the year that his Explorations in Australia was published.'White-haired...
London: T. and W. Boone, 1849.
Bound to match, with an inscription from Lady SturtTwo volumes, octavo, with folding map and fifteen plates including six chromolithographs (some after S.T. Gill and John Gould); manuscript presentation dated 1874; a very handsome set in contemporary plum calf by Ramage, bookplates of...