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APSLEY, Lord & Lady (Allen Algernon Bathurst and Viola Apsley)
THE AMATEUR SETTLERS
London: Hodder & Stoughton, no date (1926), 1926.
Blue cloth, colour endpaper maps. pp 227 + numerous plates. Index. VG+ jacketless copy, no owner names. Travels in North Western Australia, the Northern Territories, and more.
$40.00 Book Number: 43790 Order / Enquire
THE LIGHTS OF COBB AND CO.: the story of the frontier coaches, 1854-1924
Adelaide: Rigby, 1967.
Octavo, brown cloth. pp 228 + plates. Fine in near fine jacket. Story of an Australian stage coach line.
$19.50 Book Number: 36737 Order / Enquire
A voyage to the South Sea undertaken by command of His Majesty for the purposeof conveying the bread-fruit tree to the West Indies in His Majesty's ship the Bounty commanded by Lieutenant William Bligh....
Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia, 1969.
Title page continues "including an account of the mutiny on board the said ship, and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew, in the ship's boat, from Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in the East Indies." Brown cloth, green cloth spine label. pp (12), 264 + frontispiece portrait + 2 folding plates + 3 folding maps + 1 full-page map. Fine copy. Facsimile of the London, 1792, original. Australiana Facsimiles No. 121. 2 kg parcel.
$60.00 Book Number: 47688 Order / Enquire
BULL, J.C. & Peter Williams
STORY OF GIPPSLAND SHIPPING. Discoveries of the Early Navigators, Lakes Steamers, Coastal Windjammers, Shipwrecks and Famous Captains
Metung, Gippsland Lakes, Australia: Authors, 1967.
Octavo, card covers. pp 110. VG clean and uncreased copy, no owner names. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$15.00 Book Number: 36722 Order / Enquire
Cadzow, Grace & Nolad Wright, compilers
Charlton in the Vale of the Avoca
St. Arnaud (Victoria, Australia): Charlton Bicentennial Committee, 1988.
Quarto. Green card covers. pp vi, 134; photos throughout. Ink gift inscription on front cover and their ink annotation on p.99; cover creases; narrow skinned spot on front cover; a good clean copy otherwise of this Australian local history (Victoria).
$18.00 Book Number: 28305 Order / Enquire
PIONEER LIFE AND WORK IN NEW GUINEA 1877-1894. With a map and forty-three illustrations from original sketches and photographs
London: The Religious Tract Society, 1895.
Original blue illustrated cloth stamped in gilt. pp xiv, (19), 255 + frontis. portrait with tissue guard, one map; full page illustrations in text. Nicks and small worn spot at spine tips; thin acidic endpapers yellowed, with small chips at edges, inner hinges neatly repaired with rice paper tape; old rubber stamps on front endpapers of Walkerton [Ontario] Methodist Sabbath School; occasionsal soil spots in text, a few of them blue; yellowing to page edges; corner crease to tissue card and a few early leaves; else a good, sound and complete copy, now tight in the binding. "Considerable portions of this book have been printed before in WORK AND ADVENTURE IN NEW GUINEA, and PIONEERING IN NEW GUINEA... The new portions consist of various visits and adventures on the part of Mr. Chalmes during the last nine years, and especially the opening up of the Fly River." - Preface.
$40.00 Book Number: 31028 Order / Enquire
TRY ANYTHING ONCE: The autobiography of a wanderer
Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1940.
Fifth printing. Octavo, red cloth lettered in black. Light yellowing and mild foxing to endpapers and page edges, illustrated label on title page (seagull on a rough pedestal), tidy ink owner name and date at front, else VG+. Dust jacket has a corner chip at foot of browned and rubbed spine, short tears, good. Autobiography of an Australian who had variously been a soldier, sailor, cowboy, lumberjack, linesman, clown, paper boy, opera singer, fireman, and librarian.
$20.00 Book Number: 37856 Order / Enquire
COFFEE, Frank, compiler
FORTY YEARS ON THE PACIFIC. The Lure of the Great Ocean. A Book of Reference for the Traveler and Pleasure for the Stay-at-Home.
New York: Oceanic Publishing Company, 1920.
Octavo, dark blue cloth lettered and bordered in white. (xiv), 375 pp + numerous plates, several maps in text at rear, indexed. Tipped in errata slip at page vii. 1922 ink name at front, yellowing to page edges, else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no flaking to the white cover stamping. Much on Hawaii, Japan, and Alaska and also covering the Phillippines, Hong Kong, Easter Island, The Carolines, Norfolk, Pitcairn, Lord Howe, Solomons, Gilberts, Papua and New Guinea, Tahiti, Tonga, Somoa, Fiji, New Zealand, very interesting articles, facts, history, lore of the Pacific Rim. Coffee was Australian. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$30.00 Book Number: 43791 Order / Enquire
DANA, James D.
CORALS AND CORAL ISLANDS
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1879.
Later printing (first US was in 1872). Octavo. pp 406 + colour frontispiece + 3 plates with tissue guards + 1 map + 1 folding map at rear, top edge gilt. Index. Numerous woodcut illustrations and maps in text. Lacking the folding map of Fiji at rear. Folding isocrymal chart of the world at rear has a fold split neatly repaired, one corner chip, creases. Rebound in modern blue buckram. Ink digits at bottom of Contents page and last page, else a mainly fine, clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Dana was Professor of Geology and Mineralogy at Yale and a member of the Wilkes U.S. Exploring Expedition. of 1838-42, which visited the Tuamotus, the Societies, Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji. The steel engravings are after A.T. Agate (Utiroa, Cocoanut Grove at Fakaafo or Bowditch Island, Scene at Oatafu Island). Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$45.00 Book Number: 33832 Order / Enquire
DILKE, Charles Wentworth, Sir
GREATER BRITAIN: A Record of Travel in English-Speaking Countries. Third Edition.
New York: Harper, 1869.
Octavo, original brown cloth decorated in blind, spine gilt lettered. pp (xvi), (17)-561, , (1, ads). 11 illustrations and 6 maps in text. Indexed. One dime-sized damp spot to front cover, damp streaks to rear cover; Odd Fellows bookplate inside front cover; page edges yellowed; else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy, hinges not cracked. Part I covers the USA including Utah, with one short chapter on Canada; Part II covers the Pacific, including Pitcairn Island, and the Maories; Part III is about Australia; Part IV covers Ceylon (two chapters), and India. Flake 2839 (3 chapters are on the Mormons).
$50.00 Book Number: 42913 Order / Enquire
AUSTRALIAN BYWAYS: the narrative of a sentimental traveller. Illustrated by George Harding
New York: Harper, 1915.
Octavo, green pictorial cloth stamped in gilt, top edge gilt, others rough trimmed. pp (10), (294) + frontispiece with tissue guard and 16 other tritone plates. Spine sunned with gilt lettering flaked away though lettering is still readable; two small light spots to lower outer corner of front cover; tissue guard yellowed and foxed; cracked rear inner hinge neatly repaired; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Duncan, from Brantford, Ontario, after graduaton from the University of Toronto in 1895, was on staff of The New York Evening Post 1897-1901, and lived mainly in the USA after 1900. He worked as a professor at Washington and Jefferson College and the University of Kansas. He made and wrote about several trips to Newfoundland and Labrador and in 1907-08 was a correspondent for Harper's magazine in Syria, Palestine, Arabia and Egypt. Duncan landed in Freemantle, WA, and travelled east to Syndey, thence to Queensland and Papua New Guinea.
$50.00 Book Number: 42744 Order / Enquire
NIGHTWATCHMEN OF BUSH AND PLAIN. Australian Owls and Owl-like Birds.
Brisbane: Jacaranda Press, 1958.
Quarto, black boards, endpaper maps. , 163 pp + numerous colour and black & white plates. Ink name and address along top margin of front free endpaper and title page, else fine. Price-clipped dust jacket has sunning to spine, a few short tears, VG otherwise. "The first definitive work on Australian owls. But it is not only this, for it traces one man's development as a naturalist, beginning with a boyhood love of the Australian bush, and leading to a world rep utation in his chosen field." - jacket. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$24.95 Book Number: 15739 Order / Enquire
FORSTER, Johann Reinhold
The Resolution Journal of Johann Reinhold Forster 1772-1775. Edited By Michael E. Hoare (4 Volume set)
London: Hakluyt Society, 1982.
Four volume set, complete. Octavo, blue cloth. Colour frontispiece, plates (some folded), maps (some folded). Hakluyt Society, second series, vols 152-155. A fine set, in lightly rubbed VG jackets, small tears. Journal of Cook's principal naturalist on his second voyage. 2 kg parcel.
$85.00 Book Number: 29510 Order / Enquire
RAMBLES OF AN AUSTRALIAN NATURALIST From the notes and journals of Thomas Ward
New York: Dutton, 1907.
Octavo, brown cloth gilt, top edges gilt. pp viii, (344). Bit of wear to spine tips, upper rear joint' front joint repaird externally with brown rice paper; small name label at front; in all, just good externally, but now tight in the binding, text quite clean and unworn, no owner names. Made from sheets of the London (Murray) edition with a cancel title leaf. Ward was a Queensland stock-farmer and a keen amateur naturalist. Detailed account of some Ozian flora and fauna.
$40.00 Book Number: 39331 Order / Enquire
Arthur Phillip: His Voyaging, 1738-1814
Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press, 1987.
Quarto, green boards, endpaper maps. pp (xii), 320 + colour plates; maps, charts, and illustrations in text. Fine in jacket, no owner names. Phillip was the founding governnor of the convict colony in New South Wales and was one of the most travelled men of his time. 1.5 kg parcel
$29.95 Book Number: 35224 Order / Enquire
Gast, Ross H. (Francisco de Paula Marin
Don Francisco de Paula Marin: A Biography. The Letters and Journals of Francisco de Paula Marin edited by Agnes C. Conrad
Honolulu: University Press of Hawaii for the Hawaiian Historical Society, 1973.
Octavo, red cloth. pp (xii), 344, (4) + plates. Frontispiece portrait and two maps in text. Very nearly fine, no owner names, in a VG price-clipped jacket. Dom Francisco de Paula Marin, a Spaniard, served as horticulturist, interpreter, physician, and distiller for the king and queen and was probably the most inflential European resident in Hawaii in the early 1800s.
$25.00 Book Number: 35093 Order / Enquire
IT'S A JOKE, JOYCE: Australia's funny women
Sydney: Currency Press, 1994.
Second edition. Profiles and pictures of over 100 Australian comediennes through the years.
$10.00 Book Number: 44703 Order / Enquire
HARRIS, Walter Kilroy
OUTBACK IN AUSTRALIA, or Three Australian Overlanders: being an account of the longest Overlanding journey ever attempted in Australia with a single horse, and including chapters on various phases of Outback Life
Letchworth, England: Garden City Press, 1913.
Octavo, original maroon cloth gilt lettered. pp (2), x, 224 + 29 photos on 20 plates + 1 map; index. Some foxing to page edges and text, esp. to early leaves, else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names.
$45.00 Book Number: 33842 Order / Enquire
THE TROOPER POLICE OF AUSTRALIA: a record of mounted police work in the commonwealth from the earliest days of settlement to the present time
London: Andew Melrose, 1911.
Tall octavo, dark green cloth gilt lettered, with arms of Oz in blue, red, white, and gilt on front cover, green floral endpapers, top edges gilt. pp , xviii, 431, (2, ads),  + frontispiece and 6 other sepia portraits wth tissue guards + 38 photo plates + colour folding map at rear; one portrait. one illustration, and 5 maps in text. Bit of wear to spine ends; partial cloth split to front joint neatly and not very noticably repaired; rubber stamped name and ink notation on blank recto of frontispiece; gutter crack at title leaf neatly repaired, tissue guard there has a crease to inner margin and nicks to edges; yellowing and light foxing to page edges; light spots to rear cover; in all, about a VG copy, now tight in the binding; text clean and unworn. Uncommon book. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$95.00 Book Number: 39330 Order / Enquire
THE DISCOVERERS OF THE FIJI ISLANDS: Tasman, Cook, Bligh, Wilson Bellinghausen
London: John Murray, 1933.
Octavo, brown cloth. pp xviii, 324, (2, ads) + 47 plates & charts (3 folding) + folding map in pouch at rear. Spine lightly sunned, else a fine, jacketless copy, no owner names. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$45.00 Book Number: 36085 Order / Enquire