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Stockholm: Hugo Gebers förlag, 1915.
Eucalypts and minerals, gold and sheepOctavo, with 48 plates and two colour maps, original green cloth with attractive gilt blocked kangaroo motif. An excellent copy of this generously illustrated survey of Australia's agriculture and natural resources by the long-serving secretary of the Swedish Society...
Paris: Henri Plon, 1870-, 1872.
With photographic platesThree volumes, octavo, in total 7 folding maps & 38 plates engraved after photographs (5 folding); contemporary quarter green morocco. A very good early mixed set of this extremely popular account of the author's voyage around the world. This popular and well-written...
The German Association of Victoria salutes the Iron ChancellorLarge folio-sized presentation album framing lithographed and hand-painted illuminated manuscript address, 435 x 315 mm, ink and watercolour, two large initials gilt with red and blue foliate decoration, and initials alternating red and blue, with moiré. This handsome illuminated...
Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer, 1860.
Goldfields land dispute examinedTall quarto, xxii, 96pp., fine in a handsome half navy morocco by Sangorski, spine gilt with raised bands. Detailed report tabled in Victorian parliament on disputed land ownership and miner's rights at Brown's Diggings (including Smythe's Creek, North Briton and...
Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer, 1860.
Goldfields land dispute examinedTall quarto, xxii, 96pp., fine in a crushed brown morocco, spine gilt with raised bands. Detailed report tabled in Victorian parliament on disputed land ownership and miner's rights at Brown's Diggings (including Smythe's Creek, North Briton and Contest Leads). The...
Melbourne: John Ferres, Government printer, 1 March, 1860.
Revenue from Chinese gold-miners.Single foolscap sheet. 'Statement of the amount of Chinese and gold fields revenue collected at Belvoir, from the date of Mr. Hanify's appointment as Chinese protector to the present time, and statement relating to the collection of customs...
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: H.H. Collins & Co., 1853.
The preferred London edition: better versions of the platesQuarto, with 24 cream-tinted lithographic plates; this copy preserving the original printed paper wrappers, decorated with vignettes of goldfields life, with book advertisements on yellow verso of front wrapper and on the back wrapper, in...
London: W.H. Smith and Son, 1859.
In the rare original pictorial bindingSmall octavo, with 12 tinted lithograph plates and two folding maps; a very good copy in the original pictorial boards, later cloth spine, preserved in a folding box. First edition, in the very rare original pictorial boards. The...
London: various publishers, 1840-, 1855.
Pamphlets on GoldThick octavo, a contemporary collection of thirteen rare pamphlets, seven on the subject of gold, with in total five folding maps, each with original title-pages (one with drop-title only), several with owner's signature, and one with authorial inscription; a handsome volume in...
London: H. Ingram & Co., 1855.
Contentious claim of first discovery…Octavo, with portrait frontispiece and folding map; rebacked with original backstrip laid down, head of spine chipped but internally good. First edition of the 'official' narrative by the discoverer of gold. Hargraves made known the existence of Australia's first...
London: Alexander Heylin, 1855.
Natal ten years after colonisationOctavo, three folding maps and numerous illustrations, including four tinted-lithographed plates; half red morocco by Sangorski. A few light pencilled notes of a previous owner. Nice complete copy of an early sought-after history of Natal. The appendix includes discussion of the...
Melbourne: Government Printer, 7 March 1855.
'the prime movers were Scotchmen'Foolscap folio, single leaf. Curious exchange between James Tarleton, U.S. Consul to Australia and Lieutenant Governor Sir Charles Hotham, laying the blame for the Eureka Stockade. Tarleton asserts in his first letter that 'the prime movers were Scotchmen' and...
London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855.
The state of affairs before the Eureka StockadeOctavo, two volumes, 24 pp. advertisements in the second volume not noted by Ferguson; in the original green cloth. First edition of a classic; probably the best of the digger narratives, it is a lively...
Paris: A. Courcier, 1855.
Around the world in search of goldTall octavo, 12 tinted lithographs, and numerous woodcut vignettes; in quarter red crushed morocco with gilt lettering. A very scarce goldfields book, with a fine series of lithograph plates, in an attractive binding. This is a fictional voyage to...
London: 1853. Handcoloured engraving, 210 x 305 mm. on wove paper, mounted. A wonderful satirical mid-nineteenth century cartoon portraying young, single and desirable ladies abandoning generous marriage proposals in favour of fortune seeking on the goldfields. The Prints and Printmaking in Australia and the Pacific online database confirms that the...
Melbourne: John Ferres, Government printer, 7 August, 1857. Single foolscap sheet. Petition presented by Chinese residents pleading review of new taxes and the appointment of 'a Committee to inquire into and fully report upon the charges, crimes and misconducts alleged against them as a people' with a view to ameliorating...