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London: R. N. Rose, 1821.
"A literary conservatory of rare, curious, and interesting productions…"Six volumes, octavo, illustrated by one hundred engravings (some folding); contemporary half calf, marbled boards. Generously illustrated cyclopaedia of curious knowledge gleaned from myriad sources for the general reader. In the preface, the good Reverend Polehampton.....
Tours: 1873. Octavo, frontispiece; an excellent copy in a contemporary prize binding of quarter green morocco, "College de Chartres" in gilt on upper cover. Tours, Alfred Mame et fils, 1873. Fifth edition (first 1857) of this comprehensive history of Australia, with a final chapter on gold including information on the.....
London: Published at the Leisure Hour Office, circa 1866. Octavo, frontispiece and five other illustrations; bound in half green morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, top edge gilt. First separate edition in English of a classic goldfields novel, which appeared "shortly after the discovery of gold in Australia, and was designed.....
Melbourne: M. L. Hutchinson, 1891. Octavo, with the frontispiece mounted photographic portrait and 24 plates, owner inscription to flyleaf; original blue-green cloth. First edition, the superior issue in cloth with mounted photographic frontispiece portrait found only in this issue. Singleton, a Dublin-born physician and philanthropist, emigrated to Victoria in 1851.....
Melbourne: Government printer, 1866.
Glory and gains to those who reveal the richesFoolscap folio, 24pp. and single unpaginated appendix leaf; aside from single neat closed tear an excellent unopened copy. Primarily concerns the Alma goldfields: competing claims for discovery and precedence here contested, with much primary testimony from the.....
Melbourne: Robert Barr, 1890.
"The gigantic evil of the opium trade"Slim pamphlet, 16pp, covers worn and thumbed, chipped at corners affecting all leaves. Condemnation of British opium policy with China: 'I therefore ask the house to register a protest against England's greatest national sin'. House of Commons, Session 1889.....
Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1853.
Global devaluation caused by too much gold?Octavo, folding table; a good copy in publisher's blind blocked cloth cloth, skilfully rebacked with original spine laid down. First edition: one of few early books linking Californian discoveries to the Australian goldfields. The author looks at the.....
Paris: Guillaumin et Cie, 1853.
Global impact of the goldrush.Octavo, with a folding table; a little foxing, very good in the publishers printed yellow wrappers. First French edition, translated from the English edition published in the same year. This is one of few early books linking Californian discoveries to.....
Paris: Guillaumin et Cie, 1853. Octavo, with a folding table; contemporary quarter dark green morocco. First French edition, translated from the English edition published in the same year: 'Letter xviii deals with recent accounts of gold discoveries in California and Australia. The rest of the work is devoted to probable.....
Adelaide: Government printer, 1909.
Prospecting in the Tanami - remote northern AustraliaFoolscap folio, 12pp., folding chromolithographic map, fine in tinted pink titling wrappers with errata slip. Prints the travel journal of government geologist Henry Lyell Brown (1843-1928) through the remote northern country from Willeroo to Victoria River, thence to.....
London: Samson, Low, Son and Co., 1863.
Rival claimants for the discovery of goldOctavo, original blind blocked plum cloth, gilt spine lettering. First edition of the memoirs of Sir Roger Therry (1800 - 1874) magistrate of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Therry's Reminiscences are an important source.....
New York: American Subscription Publishing House, 1860.
A Yankee on the goldfields.Octavo, frontispiece, vignette and seven other steel engravings, new front endpapers; a good copy in original gilt decorated cloth, spine dulled, joints rubbed. With two chapters on Australia and gold-mining in 'Ballerat'. Lively insights into goldfields' commerce and.....
Auburn (New York): J.M. Alden, 1850.
The US Exploring ExpeditionLarge octavo, engraved title and eight steel-engraved plates; original full calf. A condensation for the general reader of the Wilkes expedition and several earlier and important voyages. Part one, on expeditions in the Pacific and the South Seas, contains eighteen.....
London: Hamilton, Adams, 1854. Octavo, internally a good copy in the original green cloth. First edition: Young visited Australia in the course of an eighteen-month trip around the world, and includes a description of his visit to the Victorian diggings, including a digger's wedding, Christmas-day on the gold-fields, and the.....