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Brisbane: J.W. Buxton, 1867. Octavo, photographic portrait frontispiece, single lithographic plate and a large folding map at the rear; in original cloth inscribed 'presented by the author January 1870'. Rare narrative of an important inland expedition across far north Queensland and Cape York, with an original mounted sepia frontispiece photograph...
London: Methuen & Co., 1899.
The journal of a searcher in a "sea of small islands"Octavo, frontispiece and numerous photo-plates throughout, three plans and two folding maps; publisher's decorated green cloth with gilt spine lettering;. The author was Robert Louis Stevenson's neighbour in Samoa between 1890 and 1893 whilst...
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....
Paris, but Nouméa: Challamel Aine, circa 1878.
Printed in New CaledoniaQuarto, with a mounted photographic view of Nouméa, five folding maps printed in colour, a folding table and five lithographic plates; with a suite of 73 lithographic illustrations (including separate title-page) comprising a detailed route map of a walk.....
Adelaide: Carey, Page & Co., 1885.
Extra-illustrated with an original photograph of Samuel SweetOctavo, three original photograph portraits of Sir.W.C.F. Robinson, Capt. S.W.Sweet and George Loyau; lithograph portraits & frontispiece and woodcut illustrated advertisements at the end; purple cloth. Extra-illustrated with two photographic portraits, and inscribed by the author.....
Geneva: Imprimerie de Jules-Guillaume Fick, 1868. Octavo, 10 fine autotype plates and 10 autotype illustrations; a fine copy in a contemporary-style French binding of quarter morocco gilt by Laurenchet. Rare: a vividly dramatised and illustrated account of life in the Queensland bush. The unusual illustrations are actually a series of...
Glasgow: privately printed, circa 1876.
The Cadell northern Australian expeditionOctavo, photographic portrait frontispiece; with eight lithographic plates, four folding maps and a single engraved map integral to the pagination; original blue cloth with spare gilt ornament. Uncommon - the only public account of an important expedition to Arnhem Land...
Glasgow: privately printed, n.d. but, 1876. Octavo, photographic frontispiece, eight lithograph plates and four folding lithograph maps and another map in the text;in original green cloth, bookplate of Rodney Davidson. A very scarce book, the only public account of an important expedition to Arnhem Land in what is now the.....
Sydney: Charles Potter, 1893. Large oblong album of 27 original photographs mounted on card with letterpress title-page; bound in gilt lettered full dark blue morocco by the Government Binder. Rare and sumptuous album of early Sydney prepared at the artistic pinnacle of Government printing and binding.John Rae (1813-1900), a talented...
Sydney: S.T Leigh & Co., 1892.
An overview of an important piece of astronomical instrumentationQuarto, with a photograph and seven large lithograph plates; original red cloth. The principal observatories in New South Wales during the nineteenth century were at Sydney and Parramatta, and from the 1890s to the 1930s...
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 2006.
Bibulous BleasdaleLarge octavo, frontispiece and 12 pages of plates; a fine copy in the original morocco cloth, paper spine label. Limited edition of this attractive book on the Catholic clergyman Bleasdale, chronicling his involvement in the fledgling Victorian vineyards. He did...