London: Chapman and Hall, 1896. First edition. Specialized record of tattoo patterns and a collection of dried heads... Read More about Moko; or Maori Tattooing
London: Macmillan & Co, 1896. First edition. Read More about A Sketch of the Natural History of Australia, With Some Notes on Sport
Minneapolis, Minn: University of Minnesota, . First edition. With review by Ashley Montagu. With 2 page holograph review by Ashley Montagu laid in. Read More about A People of Alor. A Social-Psychological Study of an East Indian Island ...with Analyses by Abram...
New York: Printed by G. & E. Waite, No. 64, Maiden-Lane, 1804. Anderson, Alexander. First American edition. The first American edition of a classic work, with the cuts re-engraved (usually in reverse) from the original Bewick edition. Dr. Alexander Anderson (1775-1870) was America’s first wood engraver. Pomeroy identifies the fourth... Read More about A General History of Quadrupeds. The Figures engraved on wood chiefly copied from the original of...
London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, 1875. Fourth edition. Read More about An Historical and Statistical Account of New South Wales, from the Founding of the Colony in 1788...
London: The Religious Tract Society, n.d. [ ca 1854]. Contains an extensive description of the Australian gold fields, a segment on the Aborigines, a section for each on New South Wales, Victoria and South and Western Australia as well as agricultural information. Read More about Australia; its Scenery, Natural History and Resources, and Settlements. With a Glance at its Gold...
London: Printed for W. Peacock and Sons, 1802. The Third edition, Correceted and Considerably enlarged. With a fine folding map of New Holland and New Zealand and a separate one of Polynesia including the Sandwich Islands. Read More about A Compendious Geographical Dictionary, containing a Concise Description of the Most Remarkable...
London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1833. First Edition. Founder of the “New Colonization System”. Following imprisonment, Wakefield began to study colonial affairs of Australia with an eye towards immigration. Recognizing that the depressed condition of Australian affairs was due to a lack of efficiency and sensible handling he gathered..... Read More about England and America. A Comparison of the Social and Politcal State of Both Nations
Paris: Dondey-Dupré père et fils, 1833. Early response to the French conquest of Algeria in 1830 and subsequent plans for its annexation to France. While the initial hopes of “men of various parties in England” had been that the 1830 expedition would see a favorable outcome from the French administration..... Read More about Appel en Faveur d'Alger, et de l'Afrique du Nord, par un Anglais
Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1977. First edition. Inscribed by the Beale, who was ambassador to the US from Australia during the Kennedy administration, "for dear Jane [Engelhard] / with affectionate regards / from Howard Beale / Nov. 24 '77" Read More about This Inch of Time
[Sydney]: AH & AW Reed Pty. Ltd, 1980. #11 of 150 copies signed and numbered by the artist. with a lithograph with same number, signed by the artist, laid in. WITH LITHOGRAPH. Charles Blackman was born in Sydney in 1928, though spent much of his childhood in Queensland. He's best... Read More about The Last Domains
Canberra: National Library of Australia, 1986. Facsimile Edition. Number 376 of 500 bound copies. Read More about The Bligh Notebook 'Rough Account - Lieutenant Wm Bligh's Voyage In the Bounty's Launch From the...
New York: Robert Craighead, 1855. Read More about The Convict Ship; A Narrative Of The Results Of Scriptural Instruction And Moral Discipline As...
Geelong & Melbourne: [n.d. but 1873]. First Edition. INSCRIBED. Inscribed "To Samuel E.[dson] Cassino (Boston Publisher)/ regardfully offered/ by/ Baron von Mueller." Read More about A Year in the New Hebrides
Sydney: Angus & Robertson Limited, 1936. First edition. With note from Publisher "For Review/ 'Isis':/ from Angus & Robertson Ltd." Read More about Back in the Stone Age. The Native of Central Australia
Melbourne: Clarson, Massina, and Co., Printers and Publishers, 1869. First edition of author’s first novel. The first novel from the bohemian Australian writer Marcus Clarke, author of perhaps the greatest Australian novel, HIS NATURAL LIFE, and “a pioneer in the development of the Australian short story and … a shrewd..... Read More about Long Odds. A Novel
Wellington: John Mackay, GPO, 1906. Inscribed on upper cover, "Dr. --Pranseau with L. Cockayne's Compliments." The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography sums up Cockayne's achievements: He "was one of the most influential of New Zealand's scientists. Although lacking formal training, he made important and original contributions to botany, stimulating research... Read More about On a Specific Case of Leaf-Variation in Coprosma Baueri
New York: Limited Editions Club, 1957. Number 122 of 1500 copies, signed by the artist and printer Douglas A. Dunstan. Printed at the Griffin Press, Adelaide, Australia. Read More about The Explorations of Captain James Cook in the Pacific
New Haven & London: Paul Mellon Center for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, 1985-1988. First American Edition. "Captain James Cook's three voyages of exploration to the Pacific between 1768 and 1780 were the first of the great European voyages of discovery to carry professional artists. The Art... Read More about The Art of Captain Cook's Voyages. Volume I: The Voyage of the Endeavour 1768-1771; Volume II:...
Boston: Printed by E G House for the Author, 1817. First edition. "An account by an American of his three voyages to various parts of the Pacific between 1790 and 1807. He called at Van Diemen's Land and engaged in sealing in Bass Strait, of which he gives a description... Read More about A Narrative of Voyages and Travels, in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres: Comprising Three...
v.p., Pittsburgh, et al: November 17, 1898 - October 22, 1900. Oscar travels with his family from Fremantle, Australia to England, where they remain for some months, before departing from Southampton for America. The diary begins abroard the German mail ship P.R. Lutpold, bound for England, with stops at Aden... Read More about Manuscript diary of an eleven year old boy, about half of which concerns life in Pittsburgh, Pa
London: Ward and Downey, later & Ward, Lock & Co, vd. Later editions. Inscribed to the Author's Father-in-Law, Actor Joe Jefferson. Each volume INSCRIBED, "To Joe W. Jefferson [or, 'Josie'] / With the author's love [or 'love from']/ Ben. L. Farjeon." Farjeon married Margaret Jane Jefferson, daughter of Joe Jefferson... Read More about The House of White Shadows. A Novel. [With:] Great Porter Square: A Mystery Seventh edition....
London: Savory & Moore Chemist to the Queen, 143 New Bond Street, after 1862. Savory & Moore was established at 136 New Bond Street by Thomas Field Savory in 1797 and moved in 1840 to 143. In 1845 the name was changed to Savory & Moore.The shop continued to function... Read More about Fitted brown calf case for medecines, with 12 beakers (missing 4), scale, folding inner lid with...
London, British Museum: 21 August 1848. The Future Prime Minister of New Zealand. Fitzgerald acknowledges the receipt of “your obliging present of two specimens of Melania from the Falls of Essequibo” [Kaieteur Falls in Guyana] to the National Collections. Gourlie was a noted botanist and member of the Edinburgh Botanical... Read More about ALS “James Edward Fitzgerald” as Assistant Secretary of the British Museum to William Gourlie
[Victoria, Australia]: Historical Publications, . First edition, Number 10 of 75 copies, signed by the author. Read More about A History of Royal Tennis in Australia
Wellington, N.Z: GPO, 1904. First edition. Read More about Trout-Fishing and Sport in Maoriland