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[London]: no printer, 1868.
Thomas Carlyle defends Eyre's conduct in JamaicaBifolium, four tinted pages folded to docket size; manuscript note to last blank reads 'Petition drawn up by Thomas Carlyle February 1868'. The controversy surrounding the conduct of former Australian explorer and Governor of Jamaica, John Edward Eyre, in...
London: undated but all circa 1853.
The settlement of Brisbane and the Darling Downs; rare pictorial records.Eleven black and white lithographs: numbers 1-5 and 7-9 approx 255 x 330 mm (matted size) and 2 approx 280 x 375 mm (conforming to those prepared for "Fifteen views of Australia in...
London: Chapman and Hall, circa 1868.
The defence fund mobilisedOctavo, good in original red cloth, bookplate of the Royal United Service Institution. Inscribed by Capt. J. Godwin to the Royal United Service Institution. This book publishes documents and transcripts in Eyre's defence, with a preface by Finlason, whose Treatise...
London: Chapman and Hall, 1848.
Eyre brought to trial for the Jamaica uprisingSlim octavo, original red cloth, front chalked endpaper. Prosecution of Edward John Eyre for his role as Governor of Jamaica during the rebellion of 1865. It includes the evidence taken from the court depositions, the indictment and...
London: Stevens and Sons, 1867.
Martial law and legitimate government.Octavo, a couple of leaves carelessly opened; original gilt-lettered cloth. The commentary centres on the evidence against two officers, Nelson and Brand accused of offenses committed during the Jamaica insurrection of 1865 after the imposition of martial law by Edward...
Adelaide: W.C. Rigby, 1886.
South Australia comes of ageOctavo. 'During twenty one years, from the foundation of the settlement in 1836 to the inauguration of responsible government in 1857.' Finniss was leader of the ill-fated Adam Bay settlement in the remote north during the early 1860s.
London: War Office, 1787. Octavo, [ii], 372 pp., contemporary ownership notation to title-page, in recent boards with linen backstrip. Handbook listing the officers of the British army and marines, published just three months prior to the departure of the First Fleet from Portsmouth on 13 May 1787. The book lists...
London: T. & W. Boone, 1846.
Inscribed to Captain FitzRoy of the BeagleOctavo, frontispiece and five plates (including map of the Rivoli Bay district bound into the text); with a large handcoloured folding map measuring 684 x 535 mm. in front sleeve; a handsome copy with the advertisements in...
London: W. Bulmer and Co., 1814.
Flinders' classic account, with plates by Westall and Bauer; atlas in the rare largest format and entirely uncutComplete set of the Flinders account, comprising: two volumes large quarto, with nine steel-engraved plates after William Westall, the half-titles present; and elephant folio atlas with...
London: T. & W. Boone, 1847.
The Fly voyageTwo volumes, octavo, 17 plates and two folding maps, illustrated; in attractive old pale tan half calf, double labels. First edition of one of the most significant of the early Australian coastal voyages. The Jukes account is particularly important for his...
Perth: Richard Pether, Government printer, 1878.
Discovery of the King Leopold RangeFolio, 8pp. (last blank), unopened. Scarce government printed description of Alexander Forrest's expedition to the Kimberley of 1879. The expedition to the Kimberley was launched in January 1879, the party of eight men included Forrest's brother Matthew, geologist...
London: Sampson Low, 1875. Octavo, eight plates, four folding maps; apart from a cancelled library stamp a good copy in original green cloth, gilt vignette on upper board. An important account of Forrest's successful exploring career, during which he most famously became the first person to cross the continent west...
London: G. Scott, 1780.
From Balambangan to New GuineaQuarto, with 31 engraved maps and plates, many double-page or folding.; in modern quarter calf. The second edition of an important and early work on New Guinea, with extensive mapping. Forrest was involved in the 1770 settlement of Balambangan, a colonising...
Sydney: D. Wall, 76 York Street, n.d. but, 1848. Quarto, with full page copper plate engravings throughout, owner's name "Alfred C. Johnson"; a good copy in the original pink papered boards, preserved in a blue folding quarter morocco book-form box, lettered to the spine. First edition, first issue of Australia's...
Sydney: Gibbs, Shallard and Company, 1878.
Important Australian architectural record.Quarto, with full page copper plate engravings throughout, half black roan with gilt lettering, bookplate of Henry White. Joseph Fowles arrived in Sydney in 1838 and this is without doubt his most important work, providing remarkably detailed information on the...
London: Richard Bentley, 1837.
Imaginary travels in the Australian inlandSmall octavo; half-title discarded, no publisher's advertisements which appear in some copies; in full green morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Rare Australian utopia and imaginary voyage: first edition of this fantastical tale chronicling an 1835 expedition from Bathurst to the...
London: by order of Parliament, 1838.
George Arthur's system scrutinised by FranklinTall quarto, fine in an attractive red crushed morocco binding by Sangorski, spine in raised bands with gilt lettering. Detailed report on convict management prepared shortly after the arrival of Governor Sir John Franklin in Van Diemen's Land...
The French explore Sydney plainEngraved chart; 495 x 340 mm. Attractive cartographic rarity arising from the visit of Louis and Rose de Freycinet to Sydney in 1819. This map of the Cumberland plain is an example of a little-known first state (without plate number); it was prepared...
Blue Mountains AboriginesHandcoloured stipple engraving, 150 x 270mm. A marvellous engraved portrait of an Aboriginal elder of the Blue Mountains named Karadra and his companion Hara-o, after an original study by Alphonse Pellion; Karadra, the older man on the right, holds a clay tobacco pipe in his...
Paris: 1822. Hand-coloured engraving, 190 x 270 mm., mounted. Early view of Warragamba River in the lower Blue Mountains, the site of Sydney's ever important Warragamba Dam from the official published account of the major French voyage of 1817-1820 to Australia and the Pacific commanded by Louis de Freycinet. The...
Blue MountainsEngraving, 190 x 270 mm. Early view of Warragamba River in the lower Blue Mountains, the site of Sydney's ever important Warragamba Dam from the official published account of the major French voyage of 1817-1820 to Australia and the Pacific commanded by Louis de Freycinet. The...
London: John Hatchard, 1848. Two volumes, octavo, frontispieces, manuscript inscription at front of each volume; in contemporary maroon morocco, gilt. Second revised and enlarged edition of the life of the great Quaker reformer. The work was edited by two of Fry's daughters, and includes many excerpts from her letters and...
Superb presentation album honouring a campaigner for a wrongly convicted man's releaseLarge quarto (365 x 275 mm); contents comprising 14 vellum leaves heavily illuminated by F. Faulkner White, Gothic-style calligraphic text surrounded by multicoloured borders; title leaf with small oval albumen photograph of the recipient, Ralph Sanders...