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Original descriptions of Tasmania by a member of the Dumont d'Urville expeditionThree manuscripts, variously 4pp., 1½pp and 2pp., folio (approx. 365 x 225 mm); loose leaves in custom-made morocco box lettered "Dumont d'Urville. Tasmanie: Voyage de l'Astrolabe. Manuscrit autographe" Rare and important original manuscript source for the...
Paris: Tastu, 1833.
Iconic indigenous portraitsLithographic sheet measuring 340 x 540 mm. Original lithograph from the official account of the Dunont d'Urville expedition, comprising portrait studies of West Australian Aborigines. Louis de Sainson, the topographical draughtsman travelling with the expedition, made many detailed studies of the local inhabitants of...
Paris: Tastu, 1833.
Colonial architect Francis GreenwayLithographed view on china paper, mounted, well coloured, 215 x 310 mm. This view of the Governor's Stables shows the original Francis Greenway building before changes. Greenway, the colony's first architect worked under the patronage of Governor Lachlan Macquarie. This building still stands...
Paris: Tastu, 1833. Lithographed view on china paper, 195 x 310 mm (image size); well preserved, mounted. Attractive view of the first Government House in Sydney, which stood on the corners of Bridge and Phillip Streets. The original cottage had been begun by Phillip in July 1788, but was much...
Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1833.
Engaging Sydney Harbour viewLithograph, 205 x 320 mm.; very good condition, mounted. This fine view shows ships of the Astrolabe voyage passing through Sydney Heads. The Astrolabe (Duperrey's old ship the Coquille, renamed in honour of La Pérouse) sailed from Toulon in April 1826. Dumont...
Paris: Tatsu, 1833.
Sydney HarbourLithograph, 358 x 517 mm; in fine condition, embossed stamp below title, mounted. A fine view of the ships of the Astrolabe voyage passing through the Heads of Port Jackson by Louis de Sainson. The lithograph is from Dumont Durville's Voyage de la Corvette l'Astrolabe...
Paris: Tastu, 1833. Lithograph, 225 x 320 mm.; mounted. Fine original lithograph from the official account of the Dunont d'Urville expedition, depicting a group of West Australian Aborigines roasting lizards over a fire. Louis de Sainson, the topographical draughtsman travelling with the expedition, made many detailed studies of the local...
Paris: 1833. Lithographed view, coloured; 185 x 350mm, mounted. Beautifully coloured engraving of a view of the Port of King George, illustrating the voyage of Dumont D'urville. The Astrolabe made several points of call along the Australian coastline, particularly in New South Wales and north-western Australia, as well as New...
London: William H. Allen and Co., 1837.
With four good maps of East Asia.Octavo, with four folding maps; a fine copy in full navy gilt morocco, from the Ingleton collection, with bookplate. A fine copy of this engaging account of travels in the East Indies, especially Java and the...
London: S.P.C.K., n.d., but, 1879. Octavo, frontispiece and two black &-white plates; in the original green decorated cloth. Charles Eden lived in Australia for eight years, during which time he wrote a number of stories for boys. This tale is based on his experiences in Queensland and New Guinea.....
Adelaide: House of Assembly, 1893.
Predating the public reportFolio, with two large colour folding maps; uncut in recent cloth. One of only 750 copies published: this rare printing is not recorded by Ferguson. Sir Thomas Elder, who had earlier financed the first great desert journey of Ernest Giles, in...
Adelaide: C.E. Bristow, 1893. Octavo, complete with maps; original wrappers and boards, preserved in a brown morocco bookform box. One of only 500 copies, complete with folding maps: the first edition of the narrative of one of the last great Australian exploring expeditions, written by its leader. Lindsay led this...
Adelaide: Government Printer, 1893.
Enormous geological chart of the central desertFolio, 78 pp., with two large folding maps each measuring 720 x 1530 mm., recent black cloth. First published report of the Elder Scientific Expedition of 1891, complete with the two magnificent lithographic maps of the central desert on...
Sydney: Kemp & Fairfax, 1842.
Perhaps the earliest philosophical work printed in Sydney?Small quarto; original embossed cloth boards with dark green calf spine gilt, partially unopened. Rare, and very fine: a presentation copy (inscribed on the front endpaper to Walter Wrottersley "from the translator") of an unusual publication for...
London: HMSO for the Colonial Office, 17 March 1843.
Bounty immigrants bound for New South WalesFoolscap folio, iv, 158pp. (last blank), red half morocco binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with gilt spine lettering, top edge gilt. Invaluable historical resource, containing much information comparing the respective merits of emigration to...
Sydney: Thomas Richards, Government Printer, 1885.
Magnificent photographic record of early contactLarge square folio, with a folding map, three coloured lithograph plates, 33 original silver albumen photographs (283 x 212 mm) mounted on card with printed captions and borders, and two superb panoramas, one of them double-page (240 x....
Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer, 29 March 1855.
Almost 400 pages on Eureka: the definitive reportFolio, lxxii, 366 pp., a fine copy in deep blue polished half calf by Sangorski, spine lettered in gilt with raised bands. The Gold Fields Commission of Enquiry on the Eureka Stockade, whose members...
Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer, 25th January, 1856.
"Innocent casualties of the ambush".Folio, 24 pp., disbound from stab-sewn volume. A printed collection of 19 claims for compensation for property destroyed in the ambush upon the Eureka Stockade and violence of the ensuing days. The language of the claimants is...
Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer, November 1854 to June 1858.
Remarkable collection of Eureka reportsFolio, 13 publications bound in one volume; in fine condition, in a modern green leather binding, spine lettered in gilt. A fascinating collection of Victorian parliamentary papers relating to Ballarat and the Eureka Stockade. This...
Melbourne: John Ferris, Government printer, 1 June, 1858.
Eureka: the events at Bentley's HotelTall quarto, x, 16 pp., a very good copy in an attractive green cloth folding case with gilt label. Later report into the disturbances at Bentley's Hotel - the series of events that precipitated the 'Eureka...
Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer, 21 November 1854.
Printed a fortnight prior to the Eureka StockadeFoolscap folio, xv, 22 pp., in a good recent binding of half morocco, gilt lettering. A fundamental report relating to Ballarat and the Eureka Stockade: this government report on the events which led to...
London: circa 1901. Folio, three printed pages, fold creases. This summary published after his death in November 1901 outlines Mr Eyre's Services from 1841 when he was appointed Protector of the Aborigines at the Murray River to when he returned to England after the rebellion in Jamaica in 1866. (Stamped...