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Macau: probably mid-1844.
Original watercolour of a street of Chinese shops in MacauWatercolour, 370 x 274 mm; ink caption at centre below; original cropping marks and marginal annotations relating to subsequent publication; now in acid-free mount to original framing dimensions. An important original and atmospheric watercolour, recently rediscovered, depicting.....
Macau: probably mid-1844.
Original watercolour of an important Macau templeWatercolour, 215 x 290 mm; ink caption at lower right; in mount. An important original watercolour by the English artist and architect Edward Ashworth who travelled through Macau and Hong Kong in the 1840s. The T'ou T'ei Temple in Patane.....
London: J. Cross, 1826.
The first book on Australian agricultureOctavo, half-title, with four hand-coloured aquatint plates, and advertisement leaf for the printer Joseph Cross; a very attractive copy in modern half calf. Scarce: The first book on Australian agriculture, with the earliest published architectural drawing of an Australian house.....
House of Commons: 1822-1823.
Commissioner Bigge reports on conditions in New South WalesThree volumes, folio; completely uncut and in original printed dark blue wrappers, as issued; spines neatly renewed. A very fine set of the earlier House of Commons publication of the full series of Bigge's three consequential reports.....
London: 1831. Engraving, 280 x 450 mm.; mounted. Scarce panoramic view of Hobart, complete with key description, based on an original painting by Augustus Earle. Earle arrived in Tasmania in January 1825 and painted "a series of linked watercolour views of Hobart Town which were later developed into this panorama.....
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.....
London: J. and C. Adlard, 1830.
"The view from this place is bold, varied and beautiful"Octavo pamphlet of 12pp., with folding lithograph measuring 275 x 395 mm., fine in recent grey paper boards. Rare and historically important depiction of Sydney Town. This booklet describes and illustrates the Sydney Town.....
Sydney: D. Wall, 76 York Street, n.d. but, 1848.
First study of Australian architecture: "Georgian" SydneyQuarto, 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.....
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.....
Paris: for final publication in 1826.
Louis de Freycinet checking proof depictions of Parramatta, and a rare image of his wifeEarly proof plate before letters and before change in numbering from 94 to 95; manuscript draft captions and attributions in red ink, bold ink note regardng state of the.....
Sydney: Hordern House, 2001.
De luxe edition, limited to twenty-eight copiesLarge quarto, 310 x 225 mm, xxxii + 670 pp., with a portrait, twenty maps and illustrations and eight colour plates; original quarter vellum and glazed boards. One of just twenty-eight copies of the special issue on large paper.....
Paris: Pillet Aine, 1825.
Sydney in 1819Engraved map measuring 320 x 237 mm. (plate size), a very good copy, mounted and framed. Detailed and finely engraved map of the budding settlement at Sydney Cove, from the official published account of the Uranie voyage of 1817-1820 to Australia and the.....
London: Chapman and Hall, 1884. Octavo, frontispiece and numerous plates, in publishers deep green cloth with gilt lettering, partially unopened. New collected edition, here issued in one volume, with five chapters treating transportation and convict life in Australia. The author, Arthur Griffiths, was a long-serving inspector of prisons in England.....
London: The Marine Society, 1783.
Schools and gardens for the serviceTall folio, with nine engraved plates, five of them double-page or folding, minor offsetting, small neat library stamps; later half leather on earlier glazed cloth boards, gilt stamp of Inner Temple Library to front board, bookplate of the same.....
London: William Eyres for Cadell and Conant, 1780.
Prison reform in the 1780sOctavo, with ten folding engraved plates including seven highly detailed architectural plans; contemporary tree calf, spine panelled in gilt between raised bands. Second and best edition of John Howard's exhaustive and highly influential examination of the prisons.....
London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1856.
Model Prisons after transportationLarge octavo, with a folding statistical table and eight folding plans bound at the rear; a very good copy in recent navy cloth with blue wrappers bound in, bookplate of Bernard Gore Brett. The Jebb Report on prisons: a detailed and.....
Sydney: Stephens & Stokes, December 1832.
With an extensive series of Sydney engravingsOctavo, folding map, engraved title-page with view of the GPO, two folding tables, two folding plates (one hand-coloured), map of Mount Victoria, two views of the Mount Victoria pass by John Carmichael, and 11 engraved advertisements for.....
London: Virtue and Company, circa 1875. Three thick quarto volumes, engraved vignettes, full page plates, page-edges gilt; in contemporary red morocco gilt, flat spines elaborately gilt, cloth boards marked. Beautifully illustrated collection of essays on the history of London bound in ornate handsome contemporary gilt decorated red morocco. In addition.....
London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longman, 1833. Thick octavo, half title including publishers advertisements to verso, almost 100 lithographs on thicker art pages (but with continuing pagination) as well as more than 2,000 wood engravings throughout, early owner's inscription,very good; half dark blue morocco, original marbled boards, gilt.....
London: M. Taylor, 1838. Quarto, with 22 engraved plates (eight double-page); in the original grey boards with paper label,, with the 16pp. publisher's catalogue. A very charming, but practical, pattern-book aimed at the country gentleman who wished to construct villas which looked like farms, and for genteel farmers who wanted.....
London: J. Souter, 1825.
By Governor Macquarie's artistOblong folio, a tall copy with the pictorial lithographed title untrimmed, 48 coloured aquatint views after drawings by Joseph Lycett, the colouring generally very bright and of notably high quality, two engraved maps (one folding), with descriptive letterpress text, later neat owner's.....
London: John Booth Duke Street Portland Place, 4 June 1810.
The first panoramic views of Sydney to be exhibitedPair of uncoloured aquatints joined as a panorama as intended, 340 x 980 mm; in original bird's-eye maple frame. A rare panoramic view of Sydney Harbour. John Eyre arrived in New.....
Dunedin: New Zealand Institute, 1896.
The original Maori design source-bookLarge quarto, profusely illustrated throughout (including seven special plates printed in black and red), a very attractive copy in original half morocco binding. A special publication of the New Zealand Institute to record and photograph all outstanding examples of surviving.....
Adelaide: F.R. Nixon, 1845.
The first South Australian illustrated bookOblong quarto, 12 original full page etchings; attractively bound into later wrappers and housed in a solander case by Aquarius. Nixon's rare suite of twelve etchings: the very first South Australian illustrated book to have been published. These simple and.....