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- ANON. THE HOBART TOWN ALMANACK AND VAN DIEMEN'S LAND ANNUAL FOR 1838. Elliston, nd [1838.] 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xv, 173, advertisements, frontispiece (foxed), 2 hand-coloured plates (signals), illustration, original brown cloth, joints worn and split, text very clean. £650
- ARMSTRONG E S. THE HISTORY OF THE MELANESIAN MISSION. London: Isbister, 1900. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xxviii, 372, folding map, illustrations, original blue cloth, inner joints cracked, otherwise a very good copy. £110
- BADEN-POWELL George S. NEW HOMES FOR THE OLD COUNTRY; a Personal Experience of the Political and Domestic Life, the Industries and the Natural History of Australia and New Zealand. London: Richard Bentley, 1872. 
FIRST EDITION, large 8vo, pp xx, 512, 4 plates, maps, illustrations, a.e.g, original red decorative cloth, prize binding with gilt vignette on upper cover, inner hinges cracked. £95
- BEVAN Theodore F. TOIL, TRAVEL AND DISCOVERY IN BRITISH NEW GUINEA. London: Keegan Paul, 1890. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp viii, 321, 5 folding maps, original blue cloth. £180
- BONWICK James. DAILY LIFE AND ORIGIN OF THE TASMANIANS. Sampson Low, 1870. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp ix, 304, coloured frontispiece (lightly foxed mainly in margin), 9 plates, textual illustrations, original purple decorative cloth, spine slightly faded, light foxing to title-page. £400
Author's presentation copy to his his daughter Annie. Ferguson 7233.
- BONWICK James. FRENCH COLONIES AND THEIR RESOURCES. Street & Co, 1886. 
FIRST EDITION, small 8vo, pp viii, 152, folding map, original blue cloth, vignette on upper cover, small ink stain on title-page, very good. £100
A signed copy from the author to Josiah Beddow.
- BONWICK James. AN OCTOGENARIAN'S REMINISCENCES. James Nichols, 1902. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xv, 367, advertisements, 6 illustrations, original red decorative cloth, a near fine copy. £115
A presentation copy from the author to Josiah Beddow.
- BONWICK James. PORT PHILLIP SETTLEMENT. Sampson Low, 1883. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp x, 537, coloured frontispiece, 36 plates, original blue decorative cloth, partially unopened, excellent. £500
Important historical information and the reproduction of Foundation documents. Ferguson 7252
- BRASSEY, Lady. TAHITI; a Series of Photographs taken by Colonel Stuart-Wortley. Sampson Low, 1882. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xii, 68, 31 autotype plates, original green decorative cloth, slip case, near fine.. £950
- BRENCHLEY Julius L. JOTTINGS DURING THE CRUISE OF HMS 'CURAÇOA' AMONG THE SOUTH SEA ISLANDS IN 1865. Longmans, Green, 1873. 
FIRST EDITION, royal 8vo, pp xxviii, 487, folding chart, 2 chromolithographs (including folding frontispiece, neatly tipped in), 50 lithographic plates (42 hand-coloured), 8 wood engravings, 36 textual engravings, original green cloth, gilt vignette (canoe 'Ulakua'), neatly re-backed using original spine, a good, clean copy. Rare. £1250
The HMS 'CURAÇOA' cruised the South Sea Islands - including Norfolk Island, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, New Hebrides, and the Solomons - with Brenchley aboard as amateur naturalist and observer. Many of the specimens and artifacts he collected on this voyage ended up in the Maidstone Museum and Bentif Art Gallery and the British Museum. This volume has particularly fine text engravings depicting aspects of daily life of the South Sea Islanders: individual portraits of the King and Queen of Tonga, a Samoan chief; ear, nose and neck ornaments; native art and architecture. The 50 natural history plates include the following: 21 Bird plates with 27 figures; 4 Reptile plates with 9 figures; 10 Fish plates with 12 figures; 7 Shell plates with 32 figures; 8 Insect plates with 27 figures. All plates have tissue guards and accompanying text descriptions. The tropical Bird (by J Smit) and Butterfly (by A G Butler) plates are particularly fine, with bright hues, subtle shading, and exquisite attention to detail. Ferguson 7376.
- BYRNE Lawrence J. VISIT OF THE DETACHED SQUADRON; with Their Royal Highnesses Prince Edward and and Prince George of Wales, to Brisbane, from 16th to 20th August 1881. James C Beal, 1881. 
FIRST EDITION, quarto, pp40, 10 photographs, 1 chromolithograph, some foxing mainly marginal and not affecting images, original brown full morocco, gilt,slight wear to head and tail of spine, corners rubbed. £650
Presentation copy from the author to Lord Amherst. Ferguson 17981.
- CALEY-WEBSTER H. THROUGH NEW GUINEA AND THE CANNIBAL COUNTRIES. London: T Fisher Unwin, 1898. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xvii, 387, folding map, illustrations, original blue decorative cloth, small nick at head of spine. £350
- CALLANDER John. A COLLECTION OF VOYAGES TO THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE. Printed for Editor and Sold by the Booksellers of London and Westminster, 1788. 
First Edition as Thus, 2 vols, 8vo, pp 692; iim 746; contemporary brown tree calf, re-backed with original spine, small loss to Vol I, facsimile title-page to Vol I. £750
A very rare version of Callander's Terra Australis Cognita, first issued as three volumes 1766-8. Callander's work, based on the 1756 French collection of De Brosses, contains in this two-volume form a total of forty-one narratives, some in English for the first time, including the voyages of Hawkins, Quiros, Spilbergen, Le Maire, Schouten, Pelsaert, Tasman, Dampier, Shelvocke and Anson. This has been described as "the fundamental proposal for the first European settlement of the Southern Continent". Sabin 10053; not in Ferguson
- CARNEGIE David W[ynford]. SPINIFEX AND SAND; a Narrative of Five Years' Pioneering and Exploration in Western Australia. C Arthur Pearson, 1898. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xvi, 454, 4 folding maps (2 loose in a pocket of the lower cover), portrait frontispiece (author), numerous textual illustrations (many full-page), original beige decorative cloth, excellent. £2000
Ferguson 7960; Wantrup 196a; Coles 274
- CHAMPION Ivan F. ACROSS NEW GUINEA FROM THE FLY TO THE SEPIK. London: Constable, 1932. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xix, 267, map, illustrations, original brown cloth, covers cockled, internally clean with no foxing. £85
- COFFEE Frank. FORTY YEARS ON THE PACIFIC; the Lure of the Great Ocean. San Francisco: Oceanic, 1925. 
Second Edition, 8vo, pp xvii, 403, illustrations, original black cloth. £70
Author's Presentation Copy to the Rt Hon L S Amery.
- CORNISH Henry. UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSS. Madras: Mail Press 1879. 
First Edition, 8vo, pp xviii, 462, folding map, original brown decorative cloth, hinge cracked. £95
This is a revised, enlarged and illustrated edition published one year later than the first edition. Ferguson 8706.
- DALY Dominic, Mrs. DIGGING, SQUATTING AND PIONEERING LIFE IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA. London: Sampson Low, 1887. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xii, 368, folding map, original yellow decorative cloth, small wear to head and tail of spine. £300
- DAVIS John. TRACKS OF MCKINLAY AND PARTY ACROSS AUSTRALIA. London: Sampson Low, 1863. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xvi, 408, advertisements, frontispiece, 14 lithographs, 1 plate, folding map (routes of McKinlay, Stuart, Burke, Landsborough and Walker), contemporary brown prize full calf, neatly re-backed using original spine, spine with raised bands, covers scuffed in parts with loss of leather, corners rubbed, internally a good clean copy. £480
- DONNE T E. THE GAME ANIMALS OF NEW ZEALAND; an Account of their Introduction, Acclimatization and Development. John Murray, 1924. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xviii, 322, folding map, illustrations, original olive green cloth, small wear to head of spine, otherwise a very good copy. £400
- EARL George Windsor. THE NATIVE RACES OF THE INDIAN ARCHIPELAGO: PAPUANS Hippolyte Bailliere, 1853. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xiv, 240, coloured frontispiece, 2 folding maps, folding charts, 4 coloured plates, original red blind-stamped cloth, spine very slightly faded otherwise excellent. £500
The Easton Neston copy.
- EARLE Augustus. A NARRATIVE OF A NINE MONTHS' RESIDENCE IN NEW ZEALAND IN 1827; together with a Journal of a Residence in Tristan d'Acunha, an island situated between South America and the Cape of Good Hope. By Augustus Earle, draughtsman to His Majesty's surveying-ship THE BEAGLE. London: Longman Rees... 1832. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp x, 371, (1) imprint, (16) advertisements, engraved frontispiece, 6 engraved plates (2 folding), some light marginal foxing, contemporary black half calf, a very good copy. £850
"Earle's crowded six months (not nine) in northern New Zealand gave posterity a double legacy. In his text a fascinating if not unprejudiced outline of Maori social life and custom and European intruders in the amalgam's most unsettled decade; in the sketches not merely landscapes but a series of reclining or posturing figures, the most striking of any visitor since the navigators' artists." Bagnall 1, 1757 Hocken p51, Bagnall 1757.
- ELLIS William. NARRATIVE OF A TOUR THROUGH HAWAII; or, Owhyhee; with Observations on the Natural History of the Sandwich Islands, and remarks on the manners, customs, traditions, history, and language of the inhabitants. Londn: H Fisher, 1827. 
Second Edition, 8vo, pp viii, 480, portrait frontispiece (foxed with small waterstain in corner not affecting image), 8 illustrations, 2 folding maps, contemporary brown half calf, £400
- ELLIS William. POLYNESIAN RESEARCHES DURING A RESIDENCE OF NEARLY SIX YEARS IN THE SOUTH SEA ISLANDS; including Descriptions of the Natural History and Scenery of the Islands... London: Fisher, 1829. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, pp xvi, 536; viii, 576; 2 maps, 9 plates, contemporary calf recently re-backed and with morocco labels, corners rubbed, foxing to preliminaries and some plates, small ink stain on fore-edge. £175
- FOX C E. THE THRESHOLD OF THE PACIFIC; an Account of the Social Organization Magic and Religion of the People of San Cristoval in the Soloman Islands. London: Kegan Paul, 1924. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 379, map, illustrations, original blue decorative cloth, a fine copy. £70
- GOODENOUGH James Graham. JOURNAL OF COMMODORE GOODENOUGH during his last Command as Senior Officer on the Australian Station. Edited, with a Memoir, by his Widow. London: Henry S King, 1876. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xii, 370, portrait, 3 maps, 14 illustrations, original blue decorative cloth, some foxing of preliminaries otherwise a very good copy. £175
- GRACE Morgan S. A SKETCH OF THE NEW ZEALAND WAR. Horace Marshall, 1899. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 171, advertisements, 8 plates, original blue cloth. £135
- GREGORY J W. THE DEAD HEART OF AUSTRALIA; a Journey around Lake Eyre in the Summer of 1901-1902, with some account of the Lake Eyre Basin and the flowing wells of Central Australia. John Murray, 1906. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xvi, 384, 2 folding maps, illustrations, original decorative cloth, a near fine copy of this uncommon work. £450
- GREY George. JOURNALS OF TWO EXPEDITIONS OF DISCOVERY IN NORTH-WEST AND WESTERN AUSTRALIA; during the Years 1837, 38 and 39, under the Authority of Her Majesty's Government. Describing many newly discovered, important and fertile districts, with observations on the moral and physical condition of the aboriginal inhabitants, etc... T and W Boone, 1841. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, 2 vols, pp xiv, 412, advertisements; viii, 482; illustrations (some coloured), original plum blind stamped cloth, Vol II neatly re-backed using original spine, lacks the 2 Arrowsmith maps, internally good and clean. £400
Sir George Grey, in addition to being Governor of South Australia was twice Governor of New Zealand and once Prime Minister, and was also Governor of Cape Colony. Both the journeys of exploration described in these volumes were undertaken for the RGS. They met with disasters. The first expedition landed near Hanover Bay, and made the discovery of a river and much useful territory. In a skirmish with the natives Grey was badly wounded by a spear and was forced to abandon the expedition. The second journey was for the exploration of the west coast, north and south of Shark's Bay. The Gascoyne River was discovered, but a hurricane damaged their stores, their boats were wrecked, and the party had to set off for an overland tramp of 300 miles to Perth. All dropped out on the journey except Grey. Fortunately rescue parties were able to save all but one. Ferguson 3228.
- GRIFFIN H L. AN OFFICIAL IN BRITISH NEW GUINEA. London: Cecil Palmer, 1925. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xii, 252, map, illustrations, original blue cloth. £68
- GRIFFIN John. MEMOIRS OF CAPTAIN JAMES WILSON; containing an Account of his Enterprises and Sufferings in India, his Conversion to Christianity, his Missionary Voyage to the South Seas, and his Peaceful and Triumphant Death. London: Williams, nd [1815.] 
FIRST EDITION thus, 8vo, pp (iv), 227, (1) advertisements, mounted engraved portrait of Wilson and caption taken from another work bound in as frontispiece, moderate spotting, mainly at front, contemporary decorative half calf, marbled boards, rubbed on upper cover, lightly bumped on spine and corners. £480
First published at Portsea in 1810 under the title THE LIFE AND DREADFUL SUFFERINGS OF CAPTAIN WILSON. This edition is less common than the second edition of 1818. There is much detail about Tahiti, Fiji, Tonga and the Marchesas. Ferguson 607; Hill p129 (2nd edition)
- [HAMILTON George.] EXPERIENCES OF A COLONIST FORTY YEARS AGO; a Journey from Port Phillip to South Australia in 1839 and a Voyage from Port Phillip to Adelaide in 1846. By An Old Hand. Adelaide: J Williams (Printer), 1880. 
Second Enlarged Edition, 8vo, pp (viii), 84, 79, (1), 23, 3 mounted albumen paper photographs, original red blind-stamped decorative cloth, a trifle rubbed and stained, upper hinge weak but an excellent copy of this uncommon book without the plate at p34 as usual. £480
This very uncommon book was first published the previous year with 6 wood engravings (Ferguson incorrectly describing them as photographs). This enlarged edition with the extra VOYAGE FROM PORT PHILLIP TO ADELAIDE IN 1846 is illustrated with photographs of five of the six drawings on which the first edition woodcuts were based. Ferguson does not call for the plate shown in the list of illustrations at page 34. Frequent references to the aborigines. Ferguson 10184; Coles 607: "The missing plate is that of Daeclo Gigantea (the Kookaburra) at page 34 of the first part of the work. There is no evidence of it ever having been present".
- HAYDON G H. THE AUSTRALIAN EMIGRANT; a Rambling Story, containing as much fact as fiction. Arthur Hall, Virtue, 1854. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp v, 192 , frontispiece, illustrations, original red decorative cloth, re-backed. £100
- HAYDON G H. FIVE YEARS' EXPERIENCE IN AUSTRALIA FELIX; comprising a Short Account of its Early Settlement...with illustrations by Henry Hainsselin... Hamilton, Adams, 1846. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp (ii), 168, (1) appendix, 6 lithographs (including a tinted frontispiece), marginal water-staining on plates, original blue/green blind stamped cloth, spine faded and worn at head and tail. £200
Ferguson 4305; Coles 617.
- HORNE. A YEAR IN FIJI; or, an Inquiry into the Botanical, Agricultural, and Economical Resources of the Colony. London: Geo E Eyre, 1881. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 297, large folding map, original blue decorative cloth, a near fine copy. £175
- HUNTER John. AN HISTORICAL JOURNAL OF THE TRANSACTIONS AT PORT JACKSON AND NORFOLK ISLAND; with the Discoveries which have been made in New South Wales and in the Southern Ocean...including the Journals of Governors Phillip and King... John Stockdale, 1793. 
FIRST EDITION, quarto, pp xviii, 584, portrait frontispiece, 5 maps (2 folding), 10 plates, vignette, some occasional foxing throughout,recent beige half calf, good. £1750
"Hunter gives an excellent account of many activities, particularly exploration and the settlement at Norfolk Island, which are treated more cursorily by the other First Fleet chroniclers. The engraved plates and maps, many of the latter from original cartography by Hunter, Dayes and Bradley, are very fine. The plates include the well-known 'View of the Settlement at Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, 20th August 1788' (the first published engraving of Sydney) and P G King's 'A Family of New South Wales'." Hordern House AUSTRALIANA 1784-1830, p67. Ferguson 152; Wantrup 13.
- HUTTON F W & ULRICH G H F. REPORT ON THE GEOLOGY AND GOLD FIELDS OF OTAGO. Dunedin: Mills, Dick & Co, 1875. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp viii, 244, 11 plates (2 folding), original blue cloth, a fine copy. £250
- HUXLEY Julian. T H HUXLEY'S DIARY of the Voyage of HMS RATTLESNAKE. Edited from the unpublished mss. London: Chatto & Windus, 1935. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp viii, 372, folding map, coloured frontispiece, illustrations, original blue cloth, very good. £60
- IRWIN Frederick Chidley. THE STATE AND POSITION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA; commonly called the Swan-River Settlement. Simpkin, Marshall & Co, 1835. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 144, original purple cloth with a later re-back, clean and crisp. £1250
Inscribed copy to Colonel Richard Kelty, late of HM 83rd Regt from his affectionate friend the Author, London, 5 July 1836. Bookplate of Brigadier-General R M B F Kelly.
- KEATE George. AN ACCOUNT OF THE PELEW ISLANDS; Situated in the Western Part of the Pacific Ocean, composed from the Journals and Communications of Captain Henry Wilson... London: G Nicol, 1789. 
Fourth Edition, 8vo, pp xxx, 408, folding map, frontispiece, portrait, contemporary brown full calf, slight rubbing to joints, a very good crisp copy. £180
Not in NMMC; Hill pp160-1: "an unlisted edition, obviously quite scarce."
- KING Phillip P. NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL & WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA Performed between the Years 1818 and 1822. John Murray, 1827. 
FIRST EDITION Second Issue, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xxxix, 451; viii, 637; folding map (neatly repaired), folding chart, 13 plates (including 3 Natural History, 1 folding, creased at fore-edge), 19th century brown half calf, good. £2950
- LARNACH W J M. THE HANDBOOK OF NEW ZEALAND MINES; Parts I and II, plus Appendix. Geo Didsbury, 1887. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xxxix, 392; v, 56; 71, advertisements; 3 folding mas, 13 lithographic plates, 3 etched plates, coloured section, 2 plans, 2 folding diagrams, illustrations, original brown blind stamped cloth, corners rubbed, spine lightly faded. £400
- LAWRY Walter. FRIENDLY AND FEEJEE ISLANDS; a Missionary Visit to Various Stations in the South Seas. London: John Mason, 1850. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 303, folding map, 6 plates, original red decorative cloth, gilt vignette, new front endpaper, small wear to head and tail of spine. £165
- [LINDSAY David.] JOURNAL OF THE ELDER SCIENTIFIC EXPLORING EXPEDITION, 1891-2. Under Command of D Lindsay. Equiped solely at the cost of Sir Thomas Elder...placed under the control of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia - South Australian Branch. Adelaide: C E Bristow, Government Printer, 1893. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 208, 2 large folding maps in separate folder with ties, text in new grey paper wrapper, brown pot on title-page otherwise very clean.. £380
Only 500 copies of the JOURNAL were printed. It includes Lindsay's final report and journal, the journal of Wells, the surveyor and later second officer and a vocabulary of the Pidong tribe at the head of the Murchison River. Because of the serious drought the expedition was not entirely successful but nevertheless covered 2,700 miles of unexplored territory and mapped 80,000 square miles of unknown country in south western Australia and South Australia. Ferguson 9409a; Wantrup 208
- LYDEKKER Richard. A HAND-BOOK TO THE MARSUPIALIA AND MONOTREMATA. London: Edward Lloyd, 1896. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xvi, 320, coloured frontispiece, 37 coloured illustrations, original purple cloth, spine slightly faded, near fine. £110
Very attractive plates.
- MACGILLIVRAY John. NARRATIVE OF THE VOYAGE OF THE HMS 'RATTLESNAKE', Commanded by the late Capt Owen Stanley, RN, FRS, during the Years 1846-1850, including discoveries and surveys in New Guinea, the Louisade Archipelago, etc, to which is added the account of Mr E B Kennedy's expedition for the exploration of Cape York Peninsula. T & W Boone, 1852. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xi, 402; 395; folding map, 2 lithographic frontispieces slight foxing and a little light staining to upper edges not affecting images), 11 lithographs, textual illustrations, contemporary brown half calf, a handsome set. £6000
- MALONE R Edward. THREE YEARS' CRUISE IN THE AUSTRALASIAN COLONIES. London: W Clowes, 1854. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp viii, 304, contemporary half calf. £275
Her Majesty's ships 'CALLIOPE' and 'FANTÔME' left Plymouth Sound to relieve the squadron ('HAVANNAH' and 'FLY') on the Australian Station, March 2, 1851. The author was appointed to HMS 'FANTÔME' and was on the Australian Station 1851-3. He visited all the colonies and discussed many subjects, such as convictism, mining, immigration, etc. Ferguson 12214.
- MARKHAM Albert H. THE CRUISE OF THE 'ROSARIO'; amongst the New Hebrides and Santa Cruz Islands, exposing the recent atrocities connected with the kidnapping of natives in the South Seas. London: Sampson Low, Marston... 1873. 
Second Edition, 8vo, pp xvi, 304, 24 publisher's list, half-title, frontispiece, 7 engraved plates, folding map at end, textual illustrations and ornaments, slight foxing on and adjacent to map and list, original blue cloth, gilt vignette on upper cover, spine lettered in gilt, upper hinge weak. £350
Ferguson 12259; NMMCI 693.
- MEREDITH Louisa Anne. TASMANIAN FRIENDS AND FOES; Feathered, Furred and Finned. Marcus Ward, 1880. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 259, 8 coloured plates, contemporary brown straight-grained morocco, aeg, spine rubbed with repaired joint, good and clean. £150
- MOSSMAN Samuel. OUR AUSTRALIAN COLONIES; their Discovery, History, Resources and Prospects. London: RJS, nd [1866.] 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp viii, 344, folding map, plans, original brown decorative cloth, stamp on free endpaper. £200
- MYERS Francis. THE COASTAL SCENERY, HARBOURS, MOUNTAINS AND RIVERS OF NEW SOUTH WALES. Thos Richards, 1886. 
FIRST EDITION, quarto, pp 76, 30 plates (Heliotype Process), original black morocco, corners rubbed, very good and clean. £250
- NAPIER Francis. NOTES OF A VOYAGE FROM NEW SOUTH WALES TO THE NORTH COAST OF AUSTRALIA; from the Journal of the Late Francis Napier. Glasgow: privately printed, nd [1876.] 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 96, photographic portrait frontispiece, 5 maps (4 folding), 8 illustrations, original blue decorative cloth, small mark where paper label removed from spine. Scarce. £1100
"In 1867 the South Australian Government sent an expedition under Captain Cadell to the north coast of their territory to discover desirable localities for settlements. The author of these notes joined it. On the 23rd December, 1875, while preparing a short account of his voyage for the Philosophical Society of Glasgow, he died. This and his journal form the basis of this account and were submitted by members of his family after his death.
The course of the voyage and discoveries made, including the entrance to the Roper River, are summarised at p.7." Ferguson Ferguson 13058
- NICHOLAS John L. NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE TO NEW ZEALAND; Performed in the years 1814 and 1815, in company with the Rev Samuel Marsden, Principal Chaplain of New South Wales. James Black, 1817. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, pp xx, 432; xii, 398; advertisements, frontispieces, map, chart, 2 plates (1 folding), original grey boards, original paper label, spine faded. clean and uncut in a leather-backed box. £1500
John Nicholas, a New South Wales settler of two years' standing, accompanied Marsden on his historic mission to the Bay of Islands in December 1814 and was his close companion for the duration of their stay, to the end of February 1815. His full impressions of Maori culture are of the greatest value. His narrative is a useful parallel to the more volatile but succinct and direct record kept by Marsden. Nicholas's retelling of the Boyd massacre, as related by the leader 'George', is the first account from the Maori standpoint. Ferguson 690; Bagnall 4268.
- NIGHTINGALE Thomas. OCEANIC SKETCHES; with a Botanical Appendix by Dr Hooker of Glasgow. London: James Cochrane, 1835. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp x, list of illustratons and errata, 132, advertisements, engraved portrait frontispiece, hand-coloured plate, 5 aquatint plates (1 coloured), some light foxing and browning, original blue cloth with original label. Bookplate of Bücherei Augustin Kramer. A rare work. £1250
Author's presentation copy.
An early journey to South America and the Pacific Islands. Nightingale spent time in Chile and Peru before travelling to the Gallipagos, the Marquesas, Cook, Samoan and Society Islands. The botanical appendix is dedicated to Dr Hooker.
- PERON M F. A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY TO THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE; Performed by Order of the Emperor Napoleon. Richard Phillips, 1809. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 314, folding frontispiece, folding plate, some occasional light browning, contemporary brown calf with later re-back, corners rubbed. £1000
- RAWLING C G. THE LAND OF THE NEW GUINEA PYGMIES. London: Seeley Service, 1913. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 366, frontispiece, folding map, illustrations, original red cloth, spine faded. £140
Attached to the front free endpaper is a signed letter from author to a Miss Talbot. He writes from the trenches (62nd Infantry Brigade) about her imminent travels to Italy.
- READ C Rudston. WHAT I HEARD, SAW, AND DID AT THE AUSTRALIAN GOLD FIELDS. T & W Boone, 1853. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 327, 8, large folding map, 4 coloured lithographs (including frontispiece), numerous textural illustrations, original yellow ochre cloth, gilt vignette on spine, very scarce. £650
"The earliest and best of a mere handful of books by goldfield officials and a classic of gold rush literature. Read's account of his adventures and of the diggings is highly evocative, brightly written and good humoured. The handsome volume is illustrated by fine coloured plates after the author's anecdotal sketches of Victorian mining scenes. These form one of the best published suites of goldfields views." Abbey 585; Ferguson 14756
- RITCHIE J Ewing. AN AUSTRALIAN RAMBLE; or, a Summer in Australia. London: T Fisher Unwin, 1890. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp x, 235, advertisements, original green decorative cloth. £55
- ROMILLY Hugh H. LETTERS FROM THE WESTERN PACIFIC AND MASHONALAND 1878-1891. David Nutt, 1893. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xii, 384, frontispiece, 16 illustrations, original blue cloth, a near fine copy. £200
- ROSENBERG C B H, von. REISTOCHTEN NAAR DE GEELVINKBAAI OP NIEW-GUINEA IN DE JAREN 1869 EN 1870. Nijhoff, 1875. 
FIRST EDITION, quarto, pp xxiv, 154, portrait frontispiece, folding map, 19 lithographs (4 coloured (1 with marginal light foxing), the rest in sepia,), original grey boards, neatly rebacked. £550
Edge Partington 1966
- SALVADO D Rubesindo MEMORIE STORICHE DELL' AUSTRALIA; Particolarmente Della Missione Benedettina di Nuova Norcia. Tipografia de Vincenzo, 1852. 
Second Edition, 8vo, pp 374, original grey paper wrappers, folding map (Australia). £150
- SAMWELL David. CAPTAIN COOK AND HAWAII. San Francisco: David Magee, 1957. 
Second Edition, 8vo, pp xi, 42, portrait frontispiece, 4 plates (1 folding), original red cloth, vignette on upper cover, dust-jacket. £80
Original edition published in London in 1786. The second edition above has an introduction by Sir Maurice Holmes and is limited to 750 copies.
- SAMWELL David. CAPTAIN COOK AND HAWAII. San Francisco: David Magee, 1957. 
Second Edition, 8vo, pp xi, 42, portrait frontispiece, 4 plates (1 folding), original red cloth, vignette on upper cover. £95
Original edition published in London in 1786. The second edition above has an introduction by Sir Maurice Holmes and is limited to 750 copies.
- SANDS & KENNY (Publishers). LANDSCAPE SCENERY (AUSTRALIAN KEEPSAKE); Illustrating Sydney and Port Jackson, New South Wales. Sydney: Sands & Kenny, 1855. 
FIRST EDITION, oblong quarto, errata slip before title-page, 39 engraved plates (including vignette on title), light foxing in places, some edges of margins browned and soiled, original blue grained decorative cloth, g.e, spine and corners a little rubbed and split. £950
With both (a) variants of Plate 8, without plates 14 and 18 but with plate 24 not usually found. The plates are all unnumbered (see Ferguson) Ferguson 15440a; not in Coles.
- SEEMANN Berthold. A MISSION TO VITI; an Account of a Government Mission to the Vitian or Fijian Islands in the years 1860-61. Cambridge: Macmillan, 1862. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xv, 447, advertisements, map, tinted lithographs, illustrations, original green cloth, a very good copy. £250
- SMYTHE W J. TEN MONTHS IN THE FIJI ISLANDS. London: Henry and Parker, 1864. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 282, 4 maps, 4 coloured lithographs, 6 tinted plates, 3 illustrations, light water-staining to frontispiece, original green decorative cloth, head and tail of spine a little rubbed, inner hinge cracked. £200
- SOWDEN, William J. AN AUSTRALIAN NATIVE'S STANDPOINT. London: Macmillan, 1912. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xii, 306, advertisements, original green cloth, slightly rubbed at head and base of spine. £65
- SPENCER W Baldwin & GILLEN F J. ACROSS AUSTRALIA. Macmillan, 1912. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xv, 254; xix, 255-516; advertisements, 263 plates (7 coloured), 2 folding maps, original red decorative cloth. £350
- SPENCER W Baldwin (Ed). REPORT ON THE WORK OF THE HORN SCIENTIFIC EXPEDITION TO CENTRAL AUSTRALIA. Dulau & Co, 1896. 
FIRST EDITION, 4 vols, quarto, pp xviii, 220; iv, 432; iv, 204; iv, 200; folding map, 69 plates (15 coloured and 7 folding), textual illustrations,original black cloth, library stamp on verso of title-pages and gilt numbers on spine, otherwise very good and clean. £1250
"William Austin Horn fitted out an expedition to investigate the country between Oodnadatta and the Macdonnell ranges; the four volumes in which results of this expedition are embodied contain a mass of geological, biological, botanical, and ethnological detail." Australian Encyclopaedia. He took with him Charles Winnecke as surveyor. Australian Encyclopaedia, Vol I, p622; Ferguson 16071
- SPRUSON J J. NORFOLK ISLAND; Outline of its History from 1788 to 1884. Sydney: Thomas Richards, 1885. 
FIRST EDITION, quarto, pp 51, corrigenda et addenda, double-page plate ("The Town"), 13 plates, original brown cloth, a fine copy. £380
- STEAD David G. FISHES OF AUSTRALIA; a Popular and Systematic Guide to the Study of the Wealth within our Waters. Wm Brooks, 1906. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xii, 278, 10 plates, numerous illustrations, original green decorative cloth. £75
- STEPHENS John. THE HISTORY OF THE RISE AND PROGRAMS OF THE NEW BRITISH PROVINCE OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA. Smith Elder, 1839. 
Second Edition, 8vo, pp viii, 224, frontispiece (folding map of South Australia), plan (Adelaide), 4 plates (lightly browned), original dark green ribbed cloth boards, gilt design on upper cover, good, crisp copy. £380
- STOKES J Lort. DISCOVERIES IN AUSTRALIA; with an Account of the Coasts and Rivers Explored and Surveyed during the Voyage of HMS BEAGLE, in the Years 1837-38-39-40-41-42-43... T & W Boone, 1846. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xv, 521; x, 543; advertisements, 8 maps, 26 plates, some marginal foxing, original blue-grey blind-stamped cloth, vignette on spines, a very good set. £2950
"The third surveying voyage of the BEAGLE, during which the North-West and Western Coasts of Australia, also Bass Strait, Port Essington, the Gulf of Carpentaria and Torres Strait, etc., were surveyed. Stokes was Lieutenant under Commander Wickham, but succeeded to the command when Wickham was invalided home.
Sir George (then Lieutenant) Grey came out from Plymouth with the expedition, and he and his party were landed at Hanover Bay, W.A., to commence his first Western Australian expedition." Renard, Gaston. Catalogue of the F G Coles Australiana Collection. Ferguson 4406; Coles p152
- STONEY H Butler. A RESIDENCE IN TASMANIA; with a Descriptive Tour through the Island from Macquarie Harbour to Circular Head. London: Smith Elder, 1856. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp viii, 311, folding map, tinted lithograph, contemporary brown polished calf, Eton binding, joints rubbed, small scuff mark on upper cover, internally crisp and clean. £300
- STURT Charles. TWO EXPEDITIONS INTO THE INTERIOR OF SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA, DURING THE YEARS 1828, 1829, 1830, AND 1831; with Observations on the Soil, Climate, and General Resources of the Colony of New South Wales. London: Smith Elder, 1834. 
Second Edition, 2 vols, 8vo, pp lxxx, 219; vi, 271; 1 chart, frontispieces, 4 colour plates, 7 plates, 1 folding map (neatly repaired), contemporary brown full morocco, spine, covers and some corners a little rubbed, a good tight copy. £600
- TAUNTON Henry. AUSTRALIND; Wanderings in Western Australia and the Malay East. London: Ed Arnold, 1903. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xi, 247, original blue decorative cloth, notes on front pastedown, spine faded with slight wear to head and tail. £70
- TAYLOR James. PART OF HARBOUR OF PORT JACKSON and the Country between Sydney and the Blue Mountains, New South Wales. Colnaghi & Co, 1823. 
Panorama 455 x 620 mm, aquatint by R Havell & Son after Major Taylor, hand-coloured with blue wash, tear in upper right corner (skilfully repaired). £4000
- THOMAS J Luther. YR YNY'S AUR. Cymdeithas Genhadol Llundain, 1929. 
First Welsh Edition, 8vo, pp 129, map, illustrations, original red decorative cloth. £20
- THOMAS Pascoe. A TRUE AND IMPARTIAL JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEAS; and Round the Globe, in His Majesty's Ship 'CENTURION' under the command of Commodore George Anson... S Birt et al, 1745 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 347, appendix, contemporary brown full calf, recently re-backed, some browning to title-page, otherwise clean. £750
Pascoe Thomas kept a full and faithful daily journal of the incidents of this important four-year voyage. Included is a very interesting list of subscribers' names and an appendix giving an account of the treasure taken from the "Nuestra Signora del Buono Carmella". This account of the voyage preceded the publication of the official account of Lord Anson's voyage by THREE years. Sabin 95437; Palau 331781; Hill p.291
- THOMSON Basil. THE DIVERSIONS OF A PRIME MINISTER. Wm Blackwood, 1894. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xv, 407, folding maps, illustrations, original brown decorative cloth, vignette (Great Seal of Tonga), small rubbing to head and tail of spine and a joint, small scuff mark on lower board, internally very clean. £95
A good history of Tonga.
Thomson also wrote an important work on Fiji.
- THOMSON Basil. THE FIJIANS; a Study of the Decay of Custom. London: Wm Heinemann, 1908. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xxix, 396, illustrations, original blue cloth, joints rubbed. £60
- THREADGILL Bessie. SOUTH AUSTRALIAN LAND EXPLORATION 1856 TO 1880. Adelaide: The Hassell Press, 1922. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp 184 (Vol 1); 13 maps (Vol 2); original brown wrappers. £250
- TURNER Samuel. THE CONQUEST OF THE NEW ZEALAND ALPS. London: T Fisher Unwin, 1922. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 291, map, illustrations, original decorative cloth. £230
- TWOPENY R[ichard] E[rnest] N[owell]. TOWN LIFE IN AUSTRALIA. London: Elliot Stock, 1883. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp (viii), 247, original green decorative cloth, slight rubbing to head and tail of spine. £65
- VALLARD Nicholas. (c 1600) COPY OF THE FIRST MAP OF AUSTRALIA. McCahey, nd (1847). 
Coloured Chromolithograph, 54 x 43 cms, some light marginal foxing. £1250
The original map was owned by Sir Thomas Phillips and he produced the facsimile, probably 100 copies.
- VOGEL Julius. PRIME MINISTER OF NEW ZEALAND; to Mr Blenkinsop reminding him about doing something for Vogel's son. 'You will be doing a very kind action.' East Molesely, nd 
ALS, 8vo, pp 1. £35
- WALPOLE F. FOUR YEARS IN THE PACIFIC; in Her Majesty's Ship 'Collingwood' from 1844 to 1848. London: Richard Bentley, 1849. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xiii, 432; ix, 415; frontispieces, textual illustrations, original blue blind-stamped cloth, inner hinges strengthened, a very good, clean set. £330
- WARBURTON Peter Egerton. JOURNEY ACROSS THE WESTERN INTERIOR OF AUSTRALIA; with an Introduction and Additions, by Charles H Eden...Edited by H W Bates. Sampson Low, 1875. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp ix, (iii), 307, (1) imprint, 40 publisher's list February 1875, half-title, engraved portrait frontispiece (author), 8 engraved plates, vignette on title-page, folding map, original green decorative cloth, light rubbing to head and tail of spine, very good and clean. £750
From Alice Springs Warburton, using camels, crossed to Sturt's Creek, then to the Oakover Rover and the coast to Roebourne. He showed that only a small area of the interior was suitable for settlement. Ferguson 18187; Coles 1209
- WARD Thomas; & FOUNTAIN Paul. RAMBLES OF AN AUSTRALIAN NATURALIST. London: John Murray, 1907. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp viii, 343, original brown decorative cloth, small nick at head of spine. £50
- WHEELER Daniel. EXTRACTS FROM THE LETTERS & JOURNAL OF DANIEL WHEELER; now Engaged in a Religious Visit to the Inhabitants of some of the Islands of the Pacific Ocean, Van Diemen's Land, and New South Wwales, accompanied by his son, Charles Wheeler. London: Harvey & Darton, 1839. 
First Edition as thus, 8vo, 8vo, pp 300, original black blind stamped cloth. £75
This is Part I and was reprinted from the original issues, published separately 1834-9. Part IV was issued later in the year.
- WHEELER Gerald C. MONO-ALU FOLKLORE. London: Geo Routledge, 1926. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xv, 389, page of preliminaries carelessly opened, original green cloth. £65
- WILLIAMS Thomas. FIJI AND THE FIJIANS. London: Alexander Heylin, 1858. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xi, 266; viii, 435; folding map, frontispieces (1 coloured), 10 plates (2 coloured), textual illustrations, original yellow decorative cloth. £150
- WILLIAMSON Robert W. THE MAFULU; Mountain People of British New Guinea. Macmillan, 1912. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xxiii, 364, folding maps, illustrations, original maroon cloth, slip case, near fine. £320
- WILLIAMSON Robert W. THE WAY OF THE SOUTH SEA SAVAGE; a Record of Travel and Observation amongst the Savages of the Solomon Islands and Primitive Coast and Mountain Peoples of New Guinea. Seeley Service, 1914. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 308, advertisements, map, illustrations, original orange decorative cloth, teg, near fine. £150
- WILLS William. A SUCCESSFUL EXPLORATION THROUGH THE INTERIOR OF AUSTRALIA; from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria. From the journals and letters of William John Wills. Edited by his father William Wills. Bentley, 1863. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xii, 396, 32 advertisements, engraved portrait frontispiece, folding map, original brown cloth, very good and clean. £1000
This expedition, usually awarded the honour of being the first to cross Australia, was the most costly, most tragic, and in many respects the least effective. Of the four explorers, only King survived the double crossing of the Continent. Nevertheless both Burke and Wills became national heroes for their exploits. Ferguson 18622, Wantrup 172.
- WOOD G Arnold. THE DISCOVERY OF AUSTRALIA. London: Macmillan, 1922. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xvi, 542, 2, folding map, maps, illustrations, original red cloth. £30
- YOUNG Jess. RECENT JOURNEY OF EXPLORATION ACROSS THE CONTINENT OF AUSTRALIA; its Deserts, Native Races, and Natural History. American Geographical Society, 1878. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 116, 41, recent maroon morocco, Bulletin Vol 10, No 2. £850
It is a rare account of the Elder Expedition. Young was an astronomer on the Expedition.