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1. Anderson, Gilbert; Mills, Trevor (introduction) (1983). The Grievous and Great Dangers and Hard Pilgrimage of Gilbert Anderson 1670. Melbourne, Monash University: Ancora Press. 8 pp. Paperback octavo, card cover, yapp edges (cover extends beyond page margins), very good condition, string binding, minimal edgewear. (Limited edition of 200 copies.) Handset by staff and students of the Graduate School of Librarianship, Monash University. A reproduction of a broadsheet by a London quack practitioner, discovered in the State Library of Victoria in 1981. (Plus loosely inserted: A second looseleaf copy without covers.). Our Book No: 13375. $15 AUD.

2. Anderson, Hugh (1986). The Spinning of a Dream: The Story of John Shaw Neilson (2nd ed). Melbourne, Ascot Vale: Red Rooster Press. 232 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear, rubber stamp title page. (Limited edition, 750 copies.) A biography of one of Australia's greatest lyric poets, originally published in 1972 as "John Shaw Neilson" on the centenary of his death. Rubber stamp of Hugh Anderson, the author - and publisher - of this edition. ISBN: 0908247176. Our Book No: 16548. $15 AUD.

3. Ashton, Julian (1920). The Julian Ashton Book. Sydney: Art in Australia. Unnum 68 pp. Paperback wide octavo, dustjacket (fixed at spine), good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), tipped-in colour plates (few plates faint offset marks adjacent page), black & white photos (plates) at rear, spine repaired (grey cloth), yapp edges jacket (edges little overlap card cover, small edge tears repaired), edges & some pages foxed, pages toned as usual, some edgewear. Sydney Ure Smith and others (a committee chaired by C. Lloyd Jones) compiled this illustrated book of essays when artist Julian Ashton retired because of failing health. Norman Lindsay writes on Ashton's personality. Grace Crowley writes on behalf of his students on Ashton the teacher. Hardy Wilson, Christopher Brennan and Lionel Lindsay also contributed essays. (Limited edition of 600 copies. Pagination includes plates.). Our Book No: 17056. $40 AUD.

4. Atkinson, Louisa; Cosh, Janet (foreword),Flavian, Vincent (flowers) (1980). Excursions from Berrima and a Trip to Manaro [Monaro] and Molonglo in the 1870s. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 38 pp. Paperback small quarto (with flaps), very good condition, stapled, thick card covers, pictorial cover, black & white drawings, tiny tear top edge, minor edgewear bottom edge & spine ends. The author describes her visits to the country between Windsor and Wiseman's Ferry and the remote bushland near Kurrajong, Springwood, Mt. Tomah, the Grose Valley, Berrima and Illawarra. The charming sketches bring this fascinating book to life. The foreword is by Louisa Atkinson's granddaughter. (Limited edition, 600 copies. Originally published, 1870s.). ISBN: 0959841490. Our Book No: 29826. $18 AUD.

5. Barrett, Charles (editor) (1948). Across the Years: The Lure of Early Australian Books. Melbourne: N. H. Seward (Hawthorn Press, printer). 150 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, black cloth cover (gilt spine lettering), black & white photos, colour frontispiece, endpapers lightly toned, top corner front free flyleaf little thinned, minor edgewear few page corner tips. (Limited edition, 650 copies.) A worthy illustrated collection of essays about collecting early Australian books. Our Book No: 4117. $70 AUD.

6. Barroso, Gustavo; Cunninghame Graham, R. B. (translator) (1924). Mapirunga. London: Heinemann. 39 pp. Hardback small, no jacket (missing) as common, good condition, quarter-bound (white vellum spine, cream paper-covered board covers), gilt title on front cover & spine, covers & pages lightly toned, minimal faint foxing (mostly edges). (No 190 of a limited edition of 350 copies, autographed by the translator. Originally written in the Spanish language by Gustavo Barroso, and here translated, with an extended preface by R. B. Cunninghame Graham. Brazilian fiction - a short tale of revenge and honor defended in the Sertao region of Brazil. Our Book No: 16072. $30 AUD.

7. Bass, George (1986). Journal of a Whaleboat Voyage [Victoriana Collection]. [Melbourne, Carlton]: Queensberry Hill Press. 54 pp. Hardback small octavo, full brown leather cover (boards gilt stamped), spine is ribbed (gilt lettering), very good plus condition, brown endpapers, large foldout map at rear, in cardboard slipcase (spine little creased). (Copy 67 of limited edition of 155 copies. Estimated date, Trove catalogue.) Long title: "Journal of a Whaleboat Voyage along the Southern Coast of New Holland, 3rd of December 1797 to 25th of February 1798". A facsimile of the logbook of George Bass, reproduced from the "Historical Records of New South Wales", 1895. Includes a large map of the coasts of Victoria and Van Diemens Land, including the tracks of various voyages. Bass sailed from Port Jackson and explored the southern Victorian coast to Western Port and also Bass Strait. ISBN: 0909174504. Our Book No: 17200. $150 AUD.

8. Bates, Geoff (1981). Gardners Inn: Blackheath Blue Mountains NSW: Sesqui-Centenary 1831 - 1981 (1st ed). [Canberra, Waramanga]: Geoff Bates. 100 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, adverts. (Limited edition, 2000 copies.) Detailed history of an historic inn, opened in 1831 by an old soldier and ex-convict, Andrew Gardner, adjacent to the Western Road at Blackheath in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. This compact booklet with its many style photos would make a great addition to any local history collection. ISBN: 0908495048. Our Book No: 20967. $10 AUD.

9. Batman, John (1983). The Settlement at Port Phillip 1835 [Victoriana Collection]. [Melbourne, Carlton]: Queensberry Hill Press. 57 pp. Hardback small octavo, full brown leather cover (boards gilt stamped), spine is ribbed (gilt lettering), very good condition, brown endpapers, two tipped in sepia (brown-tinted) drawings, large foldout map at rear, in cardboard slipcase (little creased). (Copy 145 of limited edition of 155 copies.) This account is reprinted from The Journal of Australasia, July and August 1856, published by George Slater in Melbourne. It is reprinted word for word without correction to grammar, punctuation, place names or titles. John Batman (1801 – 1839) was an Australian entrepreneur who settled in Van Diemen's Land in the 1820s, and later he explored the Port Phillip Bay area on the Australian mainland with a view to establishing a new settlement there (which later became the city of Melbourne). The treaty he negotiated with local Aborigines in 1835 to acquire land was controversial, as he offered tools, blankets and food in exchange for thousands of hectares of land. ISBN: 0909174377. Our Book No: 17380. $160 AUD.

10. Beale, Edgar (1983). Kennedy: The Barcoo and Beyond 1847: The Journals of Edmund Besley Court Kennedy and Alfred Allatson Turner, with New Information on Kennedy's Life. Hobart: Blubber Head Press. 292 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket (glassine), very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos, maps (includes foldout, endpapers). (No 148 of a limited edition of 750 copies.) Describes an expedition in 1847 - 1848 to the Maranoa, Barcoo and Warrego Rivers, Queensland. Introduction re Kennedy's life. The journals include references to Aboriginal guide Harry, and brief encounters with Aborigines. A postscript includes account by Jackey-Jackey of Kennedy's death. Includes bibliography and index. ISBN: 0908528116. Our Book No: 17366. $50 AUD.

11. Beaver, Bruce (1961). Under the Bridge: Poems. Sydney: Beaujon Press. 48 pp. Paperback trade, card cover, de-accessioned EX-LIBRARY (large spine label, barcode), fair condition, cover faintly faded & marked, rubber stamp, internally excellent. (No. 114 of a limited edition of 300 copies.) A reading copy of a scarce Australian booklet of poems. Rubber stamp of Anthony Horderns' department store. Our Book No: 13445. $10 AUD.

12. Bent, Andrew (1980). The Tasmanian Almanack for the Year of Our Lord 1826, Being the Second After Leap Year, Calculated for the Meridian of Hobart Town (Facsimile ed) [Tasmaniana Facsimile Editions, no. 4]. Hobart: Melanie Publications. 80 pp. Hardback small, quarter-bound leather spine (raised bands & gilt lettering), marbled cloth cover, as new condition, ribbon bookmark. (No 178 of a limited edition of 200 copies.) The leather spine is English hard-grain morocco. Facsimile edition of almanac originally compiled and printed by Andrew Bent in 1826. The 1826 almanac is the earliest and scarcest of the six Bent almanacs, rarely if ever offered for sale. Subtitle continues: To which are added Lists of the Civil and Military Establishments, and Public Institutions, in this Dependency; with other information not published in any other previous Almanacks. ISBN: 0908415036. Our Book No: 14892. $120 AUD.

13. Berrie, Lieut. Geo. L. (1990). Under Furred Hats (6th A.L.H. Regt) [6th Australian Light Horse Regiment]. [Perth]: [J. Burridge]. 179 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, brown leatherette cloth (gilt lettering & vignette), very good condition, full-page black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear. (Limited facsimile edition of 200 copies. Originally published, W.C. Penfold, Sydney,1919.) The History of the Australian 6th Light Horse Regiment during World War 1 from December 1914 to August 1919. Raised in Sydney in September 1914, it became part of the 2nd Light Horse Brigade. Sailing from Sydney in December 1914, the regiment disembarked in Egypt in February 1915. The light horse was unsuitable for initial operations at Gallipoli, but they were later deployed without their horses to reinforce the infantry. Plus many battles during the next four years in the Middle East: Battle of Romani, advance into Palestine, the action at Beersheba, and raids into the Jordan Valley. At rear, name lists of casualties, both killed and wounded. Our Book No: 14628. $140 AUD.

14. Bishop, W. (William) (1977). The Goulburn District Directory for 1882 - 3: First Year of Publication. Sydney, North Sydney: Library of Australian History (LAH). 72 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, brown leatherette cloth cover (sharp gilt spine lettering), adverts. (Copy 78 of a limited edition of 300 copies.) Facsimile of an early directory of the Goulburn district, southern New South Wales (NSW), compiled by William Bishop. Includes alphabetical lists of residents, trades and institutions. Many contemporary adverts. A valuable source for local historians. Intended as an annual publication, but 1882 -3 was the only edition produced. ISBN: 090812001X. Our Book No: 12766. $100 AUD.

15. Blair, J. B. (Jim),Blair, David (editor) (2007). Blown to Blazes and Other Works of J. B. Blair. Sydney: David Blair. 317 pp. Paperback large quarto, as new condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, autograph (editor's written name), copy 2. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Unstated limited edition, about 300 copies.) An anthology of 57 short stories and essays, and five shorter pieces, by J.B. (Jim) Blair, originally published in the 1930s to 1950s, mostly in the "The Bulletin" magazine (Sydney), at which Blair was an columnist. Humour abounds amid themes that include science fiction, human nature in action, adventures of the Noyse family, whimsical ideas for making the fame or fortune of the characters, and many more. The one hundred illustrations are the original artwork by acclaimed illustrators. Includes a biography of Jim and other commentary. Included are comments relating Noyse family events to real Blair family events, a biography of Phyllis Blair, a story and an article written by her, a general introduction to the stories, explanatory comments, a description of Jim's books and a list of the works of Jim and Phyllis. Among the many themes, titles and characters are: an invention that brings back voices from the past, a new twist on cheating in horse-racing, Blown to Blazes (a forerunner to the age of artificial satellites), The Strip Stroll (Sydney's Lord Mayor is persuaded to stroll naked from Central to the Quay.), The Lost Tram, a hilarious game of cricket, and Dreamy Bentwhistle, who forgets everything. And there are a few stories on the serious side of life. The original illustrators include Unk White, John Frith, Norman Hetherington and Percy Lindsay. Collected and edited by his son David Blair. ISBN: 9780980399714. Our Book No: 15541A. $40 AUD.

16. Blair, J. B. (Jim),Blair, David (editor) (2007). Blown to Blazes and Other Works of J. B. Blair. Sydney: David Blair. 317 pp. Paperback large quarto, as new condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, autograph (editor's written name), copy 1. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Unstated limited edition, about 300 copies.) An anthology of 57 short stories and essays, and five shorter pieces, by J.B. (Jim) Blair, originally published in the 1930s to 1950s, mostly in the "The Bulletin" magazine (Sydney), at which Blair was an columnist. Humour abounds amid themes that include science fiction, human nature in action, adventures of the Noyse family, whimsical ideas for making the fame or fortune of the characters, and many more. The one hundred illustrations are the original artwork by acclaimed illustrators. Includes a biography of Jim and other commentary. Included are comments relating Noyse family events to real Blair family events, a biography of Phyllis Blair, a story and an article written by her, a general introduction to the stories, explanatory comments, a description of Jim's books and a list of the works of Jim and Phyllis. Among the many themes, titles and characters are: an invention that brings back voices from the past, a new twist on cheating in horse-racing, Blown to Blazes (a forerunner to the age of artificial satellites), The Strip Stroll (Sydney's Lord Mayor is persuaded to stroll naked from Central to the Quay.), The Lost Tram, a hilarious game of cricket, and Dreamy Bentwhistle, who forgets everything. And there are a few stories on the serious side of life. The original illustrators include Unk White, John Frith, Norman Hetherington and Percy Lindsay. Collected and edited by his son David Blair. ISBN: 9780980399714. Our Book No: 15541. $40 AUD.

17. Bland, W. (William) (editor) (1985). Journal of Discovery to Port Phillip [Victoriana Collection]. [Melbourne, Carlton]: Queensberry Hill Press. 54 pp. Hardback small octavo, full brown leather cover (boards gilt stamped), spine is ribbed (gilt lettering), very good plus condition, brown endpapers, sepia (brown-tinted) frontispiece portrait, in cardboard slipcase (spine little creased). (Copy 67 of limited edition of 155 copies.) Spine title: "Hume and Hovell's Journey to Port Phillip". A record of Hume and Hovell's pioneering journey overland from Sydney to Port Phillip and return. Consists of Hume & Hovell's edited diaries, plus a preface and six explanatory appendices. Reset from the original book published in Sydney in 1831, and edited by William Bland (Ferguson 1423). ISBN: 0909174458. Our Book No: 17202. $150 AUD.

18. Bridson, D. G. (1972). The Quest of Gilgamesh. Cambridge: Rampant Lions Press. 98 pp. Hardback quarto, tissue no jacket (missing), very good condition, marbled board cover (gilt on black lettering on cloth spine), frontispiece drawing, untrimmed edges, corners little bumped, bookplate. (No 88 of a limited edition of 110 copies.) Text first broadcast on the BBC in 1954, with this version broadcast in 1969, produced by D. G. Bridson. Printed on T. H. Saunders cream laid paper and bound by Mansells. Green marbled paper covered boards with grey-coloured cloth spine. Gilt lettering on black plate at top of spine. Black & white frontispiece drawn by artist Michael Ayrton onto the plate and printed by offset lithography by the Stellar Press at Welham Green. (Bookplate of Geoffrey Farmer, private press researcher.). ISBN: 9780902591073. Our Book No: 15633. $200 AUD.

19. Burford, Robert (1978). Description of a View of the Town of Sydney, New South Wales: The Harbour of Port Jackson, and Surrounding Country, now Exhibiting the Panorama, Leicester-Square. Sydney: Library of Australian History (LAH). 14 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, red brown cloth cover (embossed, gilt lettering), large foldout map, pages lightly toned as usual. (No 301 of a limited edition of 750 copies.) Facsimile of a panoramic map of Sydney in 1827, and accompanying description, originally published in 1829. Burford painted his map for an exhibition in London, based on a map prepared by Augustus Earle in Sydney two years earlier. Burford exhibited numerous panoramas of places of interest worldwide to large audiences in London. This map of Sydney is a valuable early record of the layout of Sydney Town. ISBN: 0908120257. Our Book No: 16349. $40 AUD.

20. Burrows, William (1986). Adventures of a Mounted Trooper [Victoriana Collection]. [Melbourne, Carlton]: Queensberry Hill Press. 146 pp. Hardback small octavo, full brown leather cover (boards gilt stamped), spine is ribbed (gilt lettering), very good plus condition, brown endpapers, tipped-in sepia (brown-tinted) drawing frontispiece, in cardboard slipcase. (Copy 67 of limited edition of 155 copies. Estimated date, Trove catalogue.) A facsimile of a book published in 1859 (Ferguson 7722). The adventures of a Victorian mounted trooper who arrived in Melbourne in 1852, then went to the goldfields. He becomes a roadmaker, then a mounted trooper inspecting mining licenses. Mentions Geelong steamers, Aborigines, William Buckley, colonial life, and a return voyage to China. ISBN: 0909174466. Our Book No: 17350. $100 AUD.

21. Caley, George,Andrews, Alan E. J. (editor) (1984). The Devil's Wilderness: George Caley's Journey to Mount Banks 1804. Hobart, Sandy Bay: Blubber Head Press. 150 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), green cloth cover (gilt lettering & vignette), jacket minimally scratched, maps, black & white photos centre spread, minimal edgewear. (No. 31 of a limited edition of 375 copies.) Alan Andrews has transcribed the journal of George Caley (botanical collector for Sir Joseph Banks), who in 1804 attempted to cross the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. ISBN: 0908528124. Our Book No: 11799. $75 AUD.

22. Chaplin, Harry F.; Lindsay, Jack (preface) (1976). The Fanfrolico Press: A Survey Based Upon Books in His Collection [Studies in Australian Bibliography]. Sydney: Wentworth Press. 81 pp. Paperback quarto, card covers, very good condition, spine little faded & toned, black & white plates including frontispiece (edges lightly foxed), minor edgewear, autograph (author's written & dated dedication title page). The Fanfrolico Press evolved from the Hand Press of T. Kirtley, established by him at his home in Kirribilli, a suburb of Sydney, in 1923. He was collector of limited editions and press books. The name of the press was changed in 1925 to The Fanfrolico Press. This bibliography of Fanfrolico books contains copies of every title published by the press. Also notable is the number of books inscribed and annotated by Jack Lindsay, and the number of limited editions. (No 23 in this series from the Book Collectors Society of Australia. Dedication states: "To John Reid with best wishes, H. Chplain, March 1981.). ISBN: 0855870958. Our Book No: 21761. $15 AUD.

23. Chaucer, Geoffrey,Binder, Paul (artist) (1929). Wyf of Bathe. London: Mandrake Press. 44 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), glassine acetate jacket, single-colour drawings, minor foxing spine & edges, pages & endpapers lightly toned as common, two small scuff marks rear endpapers, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1929. Unstated limited edition.) Decorated by Pearl Binder. With 17 illustrations (red & black), printed on Japon vellum paper. Pictorial parchment boards. A private press book of a Chaucer poem. Printed by the short-lived Mandrake Press, which was founded by P. R. Stephensen, the Australian writer, publisher and political activist. A scarce item not often offered for sale. Our Book No: 15657. $160 AUD.

24. Coates, Irene (2003). Mind the Gap: A Dynamic Philosophy. Sydney, Blackheath: Verand Press. 216 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white illustrations, covers lightly scratched, minor edgewear. (No. 128 of a limited edition.) The author is a multi-skilled creative personality who started her academic life as a self-admitted rebel, and has continued to offer insights into human society ever since. This is her seventh published book which draws on all her previous work to take an original look at philosophy from Ancient Greece to the present day. ISBN: 0975116509. Our Book No: 23586. $15 AUD.

25. Collins, David; Shillinglaw, J. J. (introduction) (1984). General and Garrison Orders of Port Phillip [Victoriana Collection]. [Melbourne, Carlton]: Queensberry Hill Press. 105 + 8 pp. Hardback small octavo, full brown leather cover (boards gilt stamped), spine is ribbed (gilt lettering, slightly faded), very good plus condition, brown endpapers, two portraits tipped in (including frontispiece), in cardboard slipcase, copy 2. (Copy 67 of limited edition of 155 copies. Publishers catalogue at rear.) This facsimile edition was originally issued as Parliamentary Paper No. 15, titled "Port Phillip. First Survey and Settlement Of", and published the following year in 8vo format as "Historical Records of Port Phillip: the First Annals of the Colony of Victoria". ISBN: 0909174415. Our Book No: 12784A. $120 AUD.

26. Collins, David; Shillinglaw, J. J. (introduction) (1984). General and Garrison Orders of Port Phillip [Victoriana Collection]. [Melbourne, Carlton]: Queensberry Hill Press. 105 + 8 pp. Hardback octavo, full brown leather cover (boards gilt stamped), spine is ribbed (gilt lettering, slightly faded), very good plus condition, brown endpapers, two portraits tipped in (including frontispiece), slipcase MISSING, copy 1. (Copy 117 of limited edition of 155 copies. Publishers catalogue at rear.) This facsimile edition was originally issued as Parliamentary Paper No. 15, titled "Port Phillip. First Survey and Settlement Of", and published the following year in octavo format as "Historical Records of Port Phillip: the First Annals of the Colony of Victoria" (Ferguson 15655). ISBN: 0909174415. Our Book No: 12784. $80 AUD.

27. Columbus, Christopher, Quaritch, Bernard,Kerney, Michael; Fernández-Armesto, Felipe (introduction), Martin Davies, Martin (essay), Posa, Pere (essay),Payne, Anthony (editor) (2006). The Spanish Letter of Columbus: A Facsimile of the Original Edition Published by Bernard Quaritch in 1891 (Facsimile ed). London: Bernard Quaritch. 33 pp. Hardback elephant folio, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), full-page colour photos centre spread, copy 1. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Limited facsimile edition of 500 copies.) Subtitle: "With an Introduction by Felipe Fernández-Armesto and essays by Martin Davies on Pere Posa and the printing of the Spanish Columbus Letter at Barcelona in 1493 and by Anthony Payne & Katherine Spears on Quaritch, the Spanish Columbus Letter, and America 1890–1892. Edited by Anthony Payne." Includes a colour facsimile of the original letter in the centre pages. The version of the Columbus Letter that London bookseller Bernard Quaritch bought in 1890 was the most valuable item of printed Americana to ever appear on the market. No other copy of this, the earliest edition - a folio printed in Spanish at Barcelona in 1493 - is known. Quaritch and his assistant Michael Kerney originally published "The Spanish Letter of Columbus" in 1981 (now reprinted), being the first authoritative study of the document. But, as Felipe Fernández-Armesto recounts in his introduction (new to this reprint), it nearly got dismissed as a forgery, in era of many forgeries. Quaritch's Letter did contain some errors – most of which were the result of assumptions common at the time or deficiencies of knowledge unremedied until later – but did its job effectively. It demonstrated, correctly, that the folio in question was printed at Barcelona in 1493 and that all other known editions of the Columbus Letter followed it. This was a service to his firm and to the Lenox Library (now part of the New York Public Library), which purchased the item. This new edition also includes an account of the printing of the original Spanish Columbus Letter in 1493 and, drawing on materials surviving in the Quaritch Archive, the story of how Quaritch, and his son, Alfred, marketed it in America. ISBN: 0955085225. Our Book No: 15832. $80 AUD.

28. Columbus, Christopher, Quaritch, Bernard,Kerney, Michael; Fernández-Armesto, Felipe (introduction), Martin Davies, Martin (essay), Posa, Pere (essay),Payne, Anthony (editor) (2006). The Spanish Letter of Columbus: A Facsimile of the Original Edition Published by Bernard Quaritch in 1891 (Facsimile ed). London: Bernard Quaritch. 33 pp. Hardback elephant folio, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good plus dustjacket), full-page colour photos centre spread, base spine lightly bumped, copy 2. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Limited facsimile edition of 500 copies.) Subtitle: "With an Introduction by Felipe Fernández-Armesto and essays by Martin Davies on Pere Posa and the printing of the Spanish Columbus Letter at Barcelona in 1493 and by Anthony Payne & Katherine Spears on Quaritch, the Spanish Columbus Letter, and America 1890–1892. Edited by Anthony Payne." Includes a colour facsimile of the original letter in the centre pages. The version of the Columbus Letter that London bookseller Bernard Quaritch bought in 1890 was the most valuable item of printed Americana to ever appear on the market. No other copy of this, the earliest edition - a folio printed in Spanish at Barcelona in 1493 - is known. Quaritch and his assistant Michael Kerney originally published "The Spanish Letter of Columbus" in 1981 (now reprinted), being the first authoritative study of the document. But, as Felipe Fernández-Armesto recounts in his introduction (new to this reprint), it nearly got dismissed as a forgery, in era of many forgeries. Quaritch's Letter did contain some errors – most of which were the result of assumptions common at the time or deficiencies of knowledge unremedied until later – but did its job effectively. It demonstrated, correctly, that the folio in question was printed at Barcelona in 1493 and that all other known editions of the Columbus Letter followed it. This was a service to his firm and to the Lenox Library (now part of the New York Public Library), which purchased the item. This new edition also includes an account of the printing of the original Spanish Columbus Letter in 1493 and, drawing on materials surviving in the Quaritch Archive, the story of how Quaritch, and his son, Alfred, marketed it in America. ISBN: 0955085225. Our Book No: 15832A. $80 AUD.

29. Coveny, Christopher (1883). Twenty Scenes from the Works of Dickens Designed & Etched by Christopher Coveny (1st ed) [Etchings from Dickens by Christopher Coveny]. Sydney: Thos. (Thomas) H. Fielding / Printed by John Sands. 120 pp. Hardback large folio (32.0 x 25.2 cm), original light brown cloth (moire-silk-covered) boards (gilt lettering front cover), original half-bound (dark brown morocco leather spine & corners, with gilt outlining), good plus condition, full-page engravings, new plain endpapers, top edge gilt, faint tide marks edges few pages (previous water contact now dry), cloth cover worn (ring stain on front cover), minor foxing (particularly first & last pages), edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Limited edition of 219 copies, source National Gallery of Australia.) A scarce book of engravings of scenes from Dickens by an Australian artist, and published in Australia. The etchings depict memorable scenes from his early novels, particularly Pickwick Papers. There are two title pages, one engraved and one letterpress, and an introduction. Interleaved between the engravings are a page with a small text box that include quotations from his novels. Plate 7 is presented in two states (one on India paper). Printing of the etchings was supervised by C. M. Buck. Podeschi H1042. Ferguson 9140A. Christopher John Coveny (1846 - 1941) abandoned his law practice briefly for teaching, but then became an engraver. This is his most famous work. His etchings were similar to those of Phiz - so he did two extra plates (title page & plate 7) to prove his originality (as explained in a preliminary note). His career was short-lived, however, as he suffered a nervous breakdown in 1884. Our Book No: 14834. $400 AUD.

30. Cowper, William; Westall, Richard (illustrator) (1825). The Task [with] Cowper's Minor Poems [with] Table Talk and Other Poems (3 vols). London, Chiswick: Whittingham Press (Printed for John Sharpe, by C. & C. Whittingham). 220 + 204 + 108 pp. Each volume: Hardback very small (duodecimo), original brown full calf leather, gilt edges, gilt ornate decoration & letters (spine & edges covers), very good condition, marbled edges & endpapers, steel engraved plates, minor to moderate foxing some pages, string bookmarks missing, minor edgewear covers, owner's written name, owner's rubber stamp. Volume 3 only: faint stain front cover, gilt spine lettering lightly rubbed. Fine binding. Originally published in 1817, this is the 1825 edition. A handsome set of Cowper's poems printed by the famous printers C. and C. Whittingham of Chiswick, with illustrations by Richard Westall. Charles Whittingham (1767 - 1840) was an English printer. In 1789 he set up a small printing press in a garret off Fleet Street, London, with a loan obtained from the type-founding firm of William Caslon, and, by 1797, his business had so increased that he was enabled to move into larger premises. Whittingham inaugurated the idea of printing cheap, handy editions of standard authors, and, on the bookselling trade threatening not to sell his productions, took a room at a coffee house and sold them by auction himself. In 1809 he started a paper-pulp factory at Chiswick, near London, and in 1811 founded the Chiswick Press. Our Book No: 14787. $150 AUD.

31. Crittenden, Victor; Bennet, Arthur (illustrator) (1982). An Autumn Visit: Historic Gardens in Sydney and the Blue Mountains. Canberra: Mulini Press. 48 pp. Paperback small quarto (with flaps), very good condition, thin pictorial card covers, black & white drawings, top spine scuffed, minimal insect damage, small mark bottom edge, minor edgewear. (Edition limited to 650 copies.) This book describes the visits in May 1981 to historic gardens at Mount Wilson and a few other gardens in the Sydney area, as part of the Australian Garden History Society's annual conference. The book has biographical notes on the people who planned and constructed the gardens. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0949910074. Our Book No: 29722. $10 AUD.

32. Crittenden, Victor (1992). A Shrub in the Landscape of Fame: Thomas Shepherd, Australian Landscape Gardener and Nurseryman. Canberra: Mulini Press. 177 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket as issued, blue cloth cover, very good plus condition, black & white sketches, minimal edgewear. (Limited edition of 50 copies, but out of series.) Thomas Shepherd was a Scot who trained as a landscape gardener. He set off for Australia in 1825 and tried to establish a settlement in New Zealand. At Governor Darling's request, he developed the first commercial nursery in Sydney. He wrote a book on landscape gardening in Australia. This biography gives some details of Shepherd's adventures, life and career battles. It reproduces in full his first lecture on "Landscape Gardening in Australia" delivered in 1836 at the Mechanics School of Arts in Sydney just before his death. (This hardback edition has the same ISBN as as the paperback edition.). ISBN: 094991021X. Our Book No: 17328. $60 AUD.

33. Crozet, Lieut. Julien Marie,Roth, Henry Ling (translator); Boose, Jas R. (1891). Crozet's Voyage to Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Ladrone Islands, and the Philippines, in the Years 1771 - 1772. With a Preface and Brief Reference to the Literature of New Zealand by Jas. R. Boose, Librarian of the Colonial Institute (1st English ed). London: Truslove & Shirley. 148 pp. Hardback (22.4 x 15.0 cm), original publisher's brown cloth cover (little faded, notably top half front cover), gilt spine lettering, good plus condition, black endpapers, top edge gilt, appendices, index, fold-out single-colour map (small tear near spine), black & white plates (including frontispiece), black & white drawings (some full-page, one fold-out), front inner hinge lightly split, corners lightly bumped (spine ends chipped), edgewear. (First English language edition. Limited edition of 500 copies, this being copy 454, initialled by the translator.) Originally published in French in 1783, edited from Crozet's papers by the Abbe Rochon. The only printed account of a voyage to search for Terra Australis to serve as an alternate French base on the route to India, and thus cut off British shipping lanes in times of war. They discovered the Crozet Islands and visited Tasmania. On reaching New Zealand, Captain Marion Dufresne and 26 of his crew were killed by Maoris at the Bay of Islands. Crozet became captain of the Mascarin on its homeward journey via Guam, the Philippines, and Mauritius. Our Book No: 12816. $300 AUD.

34. Dalziel, Kathleen (1941). Known and Not Held: Verses. Melbourne: Bread and Cheese Club / Printed by Oxford Press. 63 pp. Paperback trade, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), embossed card cover (with flaps), jacket DETACHED (not fixed to spine as usual), inner hinge little loose (all pages firm), internally excellent and complete. (Limited edition of 200 copies, of which 50 copies signed. Unsigned copy.) Collected poems, published by the well-known Melbourne literary social club. This copy has the jacket detached from the book spine (that is, it is like a standard paperback with dustjacket.). Our Book No: 16355. $10 AUD.

35. Davis Wright, W. (1977). Canberra (Facsimile ed) [Canberra 1923: Library of Australian History Facsimile Series, no 6]. Sydney: Library of Australian History (LAH). 105 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, very good condition, tan leatherette cover, gilt spine lettering, frontispiece, adverts & index at rear, light toning edges & pages. (No 251 of a limited edition of 750 copies. Originally published in 1923, printed by John Andrew and Company, Sydney.) Not previously reprinted. The author was born at Lanyon (near Canberra) circa 1843. He died at Egerton, Yass (NSW) on 25 September 1924. This is a fascinating look at Canberra in the early days. ISBN: 0908120052. Our Book No: 28670. $45 AUD.

36. de Fontenelle, [M. Bernard le Bovier] (1839). Entretiens sur la Pluralite des Mondes (Nouvelle ed). Paris: Armand Pougin, Librarie. 173 pp. Hardback very small (13.6 x 9.0 cm), good plus condition, cross-hatched leather cover (gilt edges & elaborate spine decoration), spine name label, marbled endpapers, pages lightly toned, minor foxing, owner's written names. By the French man-of-letters (1657 - 1757), a member of the French Academy. A series on six essays on astronomy ("Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds"), ranging from First Night to Sixth Night. Our Book No: 15690. $40 AUD.

37. de Musset, Alfred (1878). La Confession d'un Enfant du Siecle (New ed). Paris: G. Charpentier. 355 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, very good condition, quarter-bound (blue leather over marbles boards), spine raised bands & gilt lettering and decoration, top edge gilt, cover corners little bumped, pages faintly toned, scattered foxing & toning (mainly endpapers), string bookmark, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. (No 88 of limited edition of 100 copies.) Autobiographical novel about the French novelist (1810 - 1857), and his celebrated love affair with George Sand. Originally published, 1836. Our Book No: 16927. $100 AUD.

38. De Pierres, Paul (compiler) (1987). Wyalkatchem & Districts War Service 1899 - 1976 (Including Benjaberring, Korrelocking, Minnivale, Nalkain, Nembudding and Yorkrakine). Wyalkatchem, WA: Paul de Pierres. 102 pp. Hardback wide octavo, no jacket as issued, dark green cloth cover (gilt lettering & decorative borders), very good condition, glossy paper, black & white text-photos, small mark fore-edge, cover corners lightly bumped. (Limited edition, unstated number of copies.) This book is a very special tribute to the war service personnel of Wyalkatchem and surrounding districts in the Western Australia wheatbelt. The book covers the Boer War, World War 1, World War 2, Korea, Vietnam, South East Asia and the Middle East, and consists largely of photos of servicemen and women. ISBN: 0731601874. Our Book No: 25596. $60 AUD.

39. De Pierres, Paul (compiler) (1990). War Service Personnel of the Yilgarn 1900 - 1972. Perth, Swanbourne: Southern Cross and Yilgarn District Historical Society / John Burridge Military Antiques. 91 pp. Hardback wide octavo, no jacket as issued, red cloth cover (gilt lettering & decorative borders), very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, few small marks free flyleaf & title page. (Limited edition, unstated number of copies.) This book is a very special tribute to the veterans of the Yilgarn District in Western Australia. The late Mr Doug Davey compiled a large collection of photos of former service personnel who have lived in the Yilgarn. Paul De Pierres with the help of the Southern Cross and Yilgarn District Historical Society collated them into this book, which consists largely of photos of servicemen and women. ISBN: 0731687515. Our Book No: 25595. $50 AUD.

40. Edwards, Zeny (1995). The Grecian Pagoda and the Architecture of Eryldene. Sydney: Zed / Printed by Wild & Woolley. 94 pp. Paperback square octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings & photos, light vertical crease front cover, minor edgewear, owner's written name. (No 461 of a limited edition of 500 copies.) Describes the architecture of the historic house Eryldene at Gordon, New South Wales, the home of academic linguist E. G. Waterhouse. ISBN: 0646255681. Our Book No: 25325. $15 AUD.

41. Eyre, Edward John (1964). Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia, and Overland from Port Adelaide to King George's Sound, in the Years 1840 - 1 [etc] (2 volumes) (1st facsimile ed) [Australiana Facsimile Editions, no. 7]. Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia (LBSA). 448 + 512 pp. Each volume: Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, good plus condition, brown leatherette cover (spine lettering, little faded), black & white plates (including frontispiece), tables, folded map in rear pocket, minor toning & foxing edges, minor edgewear, owner's rubber stamp. Heavy (1.8 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Facsimile edition, originally published London, 1845. First facsimile printing, unstated limited edition, about 500 copies. Contains all 23 plates (some full-page including frontispiece, some within-text linocuts). In 1839, Eyre made two expeditions from Adelaide to Lake Torrens, and from Port Lincoln to Streaky Bay. In June 1840 he set out on his most notable expedition, westward from Adelaide along the Great Australian Bight, with one white companion (Baxter) and three Aborigines. Baxter was murdered by two of the Aborigines, and Eyre and the remaining Aborigine reached Albany after a desperate journey. Eyre includes much valuable material on the Aborigines and their habits. Our Book No: 4024. $150 AUD.

42. Flanagan, Roderick J. (1988). The Aborigines of Australia (Facsimile ed). Brisbane: Boolarong Publications. 167 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, black cloth cover (gilt decoration & spine lettering), frontispiece engraving, front endpapers moderately foxed (minimal few other pages), minor edgewear. (Limited edition of 1500 copies. Facsimile of original edition, published by Edward F. Flanagan & George Robertson, 1888.) A collection of a series of papers on Australian Aborigines, originally published in the Empire (a Sydney newspaper), in 1853 -54. After his sudden death at age 33, his brother collected and published the papers. This facsimile edition was published on behalf of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Committee, Queensland Bicentennial Council. ISBN: 0731639243. Our Book No: 16322. $15 AUD.

43. Flemming, James; Shillinglaw, John J. (introduction) (1984). Journal of the Explorations of Charles Grimes [Victoriana Collection]. [Melbourne, Carlton]: Queensberry Hill Press. 62 + 10 pp. Hardback small octavo, very good plus condition, full leather cover (Bourbon calfskin), hand gilt work on spine and inner boards, front and back boards are gilt stamped, tipped-in sepia drawing frontispiece, foldout map at rear, in slipcase. (No 67 of a limited edition of 155 copies.) A handsome reprint of a report originally issued in Parliamentary Paper no. 15, entitled "Port Phillip: First survey and settlement of", and published the following year in octavo format as "Historical records of Port Phillip: the first annals of the Colony of Victoria", edited by J. Shillinglaw (Ferguson 15655). Charles Grimes was surveyor-general of NSW, and was sent by Governor King to survey King Island (where he met French ships) and Port Phillip, during which he discovered and explored the Yarra River. Flemming was a crew member of the schooner "Cumberland". ISBN: 0909174407. Our Book No: 17168. $140 AUD.

44. Forster, Georg (2007). Cook, the Discoverer: A New Translation Accompanying a Facsimile of "Cook, der Entdecker: Versuch eines Denkmals" [Australian Maritime Series, no 6]. Sydney: Australian National Maritime Museum / Hordern House. 276 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, as new condition, quarter-bound (tan leather spine with brown speckled boards). Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Title continues: "Being a memoir of Captain Cook written by Georg Forster, first published in Berlin in 1787. With a foreword by Martin Lutz, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Australia, and an introductory essay by Nigel Erskine, Curator of Exploration at the Australian National Maritime Museum". (Limited edition of 1000 copies bound in quarter tan kangaroo with speckled papered sides). In 1787, eight years after the death of Captain Cook, the German naturalist and philosopher, Georg Forster, completed this remarkable essay, written as the introduction to his German translation to the official account of Cook's third voyage. Forster had previously accompanied Cook on his second voyage, and Forster's scientific contributions have been forgotten. Contains both the original gothic German script and the English translation. ISBN: 9781875567492. Our Book No: 17278. $150 AUD.

45. Ganambarr, Gunybi, Dhurrumuwuy, Marika,Wanambi, Boliny; Gregory, Bill (introduction) (2009). Gunybi Ganambarr: Bark Paintings Ceremonial Poles Sculpture (1st ed). Sydney, Annandale: Annandale Galleries. 47 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour & black & white illustrations, minor edgewear. This book was published by Annandale Galleries in association with Buku-Larrngay Mulka NE Arnhem Land for the Exhibition on 28 October - 5 December 2009 at Annandale Galleries. There are essays by John McDonald and Will Stubbs. This very special book has artist biographies and photos at the rear. Only 1000 copies were published. ISBN: 9780980540239. Our Book No: 27357. $18 AUD.

46. Gazzard, Albert S. (1999). The Bounty and After: A Short History of the Descendants of the Mutineers of the "Bounty", Norfolk Island 1943 (Reprint ed). Palmerston North, NZ: Dorothy J. Mitchell. 118 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, black & white drawings, faint foxing edges, few dents & scratches covers, faint toning inside covers, crease front cover, sticker mark rear cover, covers lightly soiled, minor edgewear, internal pages excellent. (Limited edition of 500 unnumbered copies.) The text in this book was originally written by Albert Gazzard from 1930 to 1943. The words and phrases used are in keeping with this historical period. The authors' daughter, Dorothy Mitchell, published this very special book in memory of her father, and the Norfolk Islanders that he loved. Our Book No: 26522. $15 AUD.

47. Gessner, Solomon (1776). New Idylles, Translated by W. Hooper M. D., with a Letter to M. Fuslin, on Landscape Painting and the Two Friends of Bourbon, a Moral Tale by M. Diderot (1st ed) [New Idyls, by Solomon Gessner]. London, Ludgate Hill: S. Hooper (Printed by G. Robinson, Paternoster Row). 129 pp. Hardback quarto (28.5 x 19.5 cm), very good condition, full-leather cover, original leather-covered boards (scratched, moderate edgewear), presumed new leather spine (raised bands, green title label, gilt motifs & title), new endpapers, black & white full-page engravings, black & white vignette (head and tail) engravings, minor foxing some pages, edges toned. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. First edition. Spelling note: "Idylles" on title page, but "Idyls" on page facing title page and on spine. Contains copperplate engravings: nine full-page plates and 13 vignettes. The popular Swiss poet (1730 - 1788) here provides 21 delightful prose pieces in the style of the future Romantic movement in literature. Our Book No: 14789. $160 AUD.

48. Gilmore, Mary (1931). The Rue Tree: Poems (Limited ed). Melbourne: Robertson & Mullens. 147 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, good condition, green cloth cover (title label), pale green spine cloth (recased quarter-bound, retaining original cloth & spine label), new endpapers, sepia (brown-tinted) portrait frontispiece tipped-in, untrimmed edges, cloth cover notably mottled top edge, bottom edge rear cover notably chipped, few front & rear pages moderately foxed, owner's written name. (No 69 of a limited edition of 100 numbered & autographed copies, of which 80 are for sale. This differs from the more common trade edition, also published in 1931.) Introduction by the author. A book of poems with Christian themes, written at a convent in Goulburn, NSW. The frontispiece is a photographic portrait of Mary Gilmore by May Moore. Our Book No: 14028. $120 AUD.

49. Gilmore, Mary (1932). Under the Wilgas (1st ed). Melbourne: Robertson & Mullens. 181 pp. Paperback trade (with flaps), dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), yapp edges, card covers (title & author labels front cover & spine), edgewear, edge tears, slight loss spine ends, edges & most pages foxed (some pages minimal), endpapers lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, spine ends worn. First edition. In this very special book of poems the author states that she has attempted to write about some of the emotions of a people once generous, once wise, and once proud and free. A well-loved book to add to a poetry collection. Our Book No: 29945. $250 AUD.

50. Gott, Ted (2000). A Question of Balance: John Brack 1974 - 1994 (Reprint ed). Bulleen, VIC: Heide Museum of Modern Art. 48 pp. Paperback small quarto, thick card covers (with flaps), very good condition, colour & black & white text-photos (paintings), minor edgewear. (Limited reprint edition of 1000 copies.) Examines the second half of John Brack's career in which the artist produced startling new series of paintings focusing upon the panoramic history of past civilisations, territorial battles and the persistence of violence in human interaction, the noise and spirit of childhood play, and recognition of the greater replenishing cycles of life. Published to accompany the exhibition on 1 April to 28 May 2000 at Heide Museum of Modern art in Bulleen, Victoria. Offers a comprehensive overview of Brack's concerns with the universal themes of human life. There are paintings and watercolours from the last 20 years of the artists' working life. ISBN: 0947104577. Our Book No: 27349. $20 AUD.

51. Groves, Derham; Ballarat, Black Jack of (1996). You Bastard Moriarty, Being a Consideration of the Collectability of Ephemera Related to the Greatest Detective that Never Lived: Sherlock Homes, Written by Black Jack of Ballarat. Melbourne: Littlewood Press. 180 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, marbled paper covers (with flap & title label), tipped-in pages endpapers, tipped-in letters & etchings, string bookmarks, autographs, looseleaf ephemera loosely inserted. (No 72 of a limited edition of 100 copies.) A handmade celebration of Sherlock Holmes, the greatest literary detective. With autographed tipped-in etchings and illustrations in colour and black and white. Tipped-in phone book pages on endpapers for Holmes, Moriarty and Watson. Ephemera, eg wine labels (J. C. Watson), inserted in pocket inside rear cover (access at base). ISBN: 1875718087. Our Book No: 16673. $100 AUD.

52. Ham, Thomas; Darragh, Thomas A. (introduction) (1984). A Map of Australia Felix [Victoriana Collection]. [Melbourne, Carlton]: Queensberry Hill Press. 42 pp. Hardback small octavo, full brown leather cover (boards gilt stamped), spine is ribbed (gilt lettering), very good plus condition, brown endpapers, tipped in frontispiece sepia (brown-tinted) drawing, large colour foldout map at rear, in cardboard slipcase. (Copy 67 of limited edition of 155 copies.) A facsimile of the first map (1847) of Victoria ("Australia Felix"), showing topography and the squatting districts. Thomas Ham was a Melbourne cartographer, engraver and publisher, and ten editions of his map were published up to 1864 (as summarised in the lengthy introduction by Thomas Darragh). Includes a key to the map of Australia Felix, and its squatting districts. ISBN: 0909174482. Our Book No: 17197. $150 AUD.

53. Hart, Pro,Marling, Karal Ann; Littlewood, Robert C. (photo) (2011). A Bookplate by Pro Hart. Stoke-on-Trent: Lytlewode Press. 12 pp. Hardback small quarto (in slipcase), very good plus condition, orange cloth covered boards, tipped-in frontispiece, tipped-in original etched bookplate, bookplate, untrimmed edges. (No. 62 of limited edition of 275 copies, numbered and signed by the publisher.) This standard copy (being nos 51 - 275) contains an original etched bookplate by Pro Hart, printed from the original copper plate. Each standard copy is bound in cloth with a matching slip-case. The book also contains a short biography of the controversial Australian artist from Broken Hill. (Bookplate of publisher Robert Littlewood.). ISBN: 190561120X. Our Book No: 28576. $150 AUD.

54. Harvey, Ivor L. (1981). 125 Year History of the Ballarat Fire Brigade (History and Events, 125 Years of Voluntary Community Service). Ballarat, VIC: Ivor L. Harvey / R. Fletcher & Sons (Printer). 112 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, many black & white text-photos, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear, faint sticker mark front cover & title page. Station Officer Ivor Harvey has written a timely history of events during 125 years of voluntary community service by the Ballarat fire brigade from 1856 to 1981. (No statement of limited edition, this copy.). Our Book No: 15520. $30 AUD.

55. Hasson, Dr James; Cammell, Charles Richard (introduction) (1948). The Banquet of the Immortals. Edinburgh: Poseidon Press. 212 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket, very good condition, quarter-bound (paper-covered boards, cloth spine, spine label), black & white & colour plates (including frontispiece, some with tissue guards), extra spine label bound in at rear, page edges untrimmed, corners worn, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name). Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (No 67 of a limited edition of 300 autographed copies.) A private press book of art criticism. Contains 22 illustrations, 11 of which are in colour. Printed at the Westminster Press on mould-made paper. Cammell was associate editor, The Connoisseur, 1935 - 1940. Our Book No: 15640. $50 AUD.

56. Haydon, G. H. (1983). Five Years Experience in Australia Felix (2 volumes) [Victoriana collection]. [Melbourne]: Queensberry Hill Press. 131 + 127 pp. Each volume: Hardback small octavo, full brown leather cover (boards gilt stamped), very good condition, brown endpapers, tipped-in sepia (brown-tinted) plates (including frontispiece), minimal edgewear. In slipcase (minor creasing). (Copy 125 of limited edition of 155 copies.) This facsimile edition has been reset from the one-volume edition (published by Hamilton Adams, London, 1846). An early description of the Port Phillip colony and its hinterland (known then as Australia Felix). Also reports on an expedition from Port Phillip to Gippsland (Gipps Land). There are numerous errors in the text, including punctuation, grammar, and proper names that differ from chapter to chapter, but these have been left uncorrected. There are six sepia plates in all for the two volumes. Our Book No: 17381. $250 AUD.

57. Hermelo, Ricardo S., Sobral, Jose M.,Fliess, Felipe; Rosove, Michael H. (editor) (2004). When the Corvette Uruguay Was Dismasted: The Return of the Uruguay From the Antarctic in 1903. Santa Monica, CA: Adelie Books. 24 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, colour frontispiece painting, quarter-bound (cloth binding along spine, spine label, marbled boards, handmade acid-free paper), small mark spine. (Limited edition, 250 copies.) Translated from the Spanish by Gricelda and Lawrence Perales. Frontispiece painting of the corvette Uruguay in the Antarctic. An English-language translation of a rare pamphlet published in Buenos Aires, 1946. Plus preface, appendices (original text) and bibliography. Synopsis: Most Antarctic buffs are familiar with the Swedish Antarctic Expedition of 1901-4 which was lead by Otto Nordenskjold. However, because all of the primary sources are in Spanish and Swedish few are familiar with the interesting homeward bound journey aboard the Argentinean relief vessel Uruguay. The ship was severely damaged in a storm north of the South Shetland Islands. What transpired between the Argentinean and Swedish staff was controversial - and pride for Argentineans. Our Book No: 15976. $75 AUD.

58. Hewett, Dorothy (1975). Rapunzel in Suburbia (1st (complete) ed). Sydney: New Poetry / Poetry Society of Australia. 95 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, brown endpapers, front cover creased near spine. spine lightly toned (mainly spine), edgewear. (First edition. Limited edition of 1000 copies, of which 900 are paperbound. Out of series, as perhaps all copies.) Her second collection of poems, somewhat raw, following "Windmill Country" (1969). This book was suppressed as her ex-husband took legal action regarding a poem ("Uninvited Guest") included. This collection was reprinted in 1976, omitting the poem (but it still faced legal action). Loosely inserted: Brochure from the publisher advertising this book and other current books. ISBN: 085869008X. Our Book No: 17262. $80 AUD.

59. Hogarth, Andrew (1989). The Great Plains Revisited (Photographic Images of the American West 1981 - 1989). [Sydney]: Andrew Hogarth / Robert Burton, printer. Unnum 124 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in as new dustjacket), full-page black & white photos & drawings, autograph (author's written dedication), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. (Copy 335 of a limited edition of 350 copies.) Picturesque photographs of the American West (the Great Plains states, from Montana to Texas) by a Scottish-Australian photographer. Includes 17-page directory of battlefields, monuments and markers. The autograph is by Hogarth. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0731678311. Our Book No: 6638. $40 AUD.

60. Holden, Robert (1988). Photography in Colonial Australia: The Mechanical Eye and the Illustrated Book (1st ed). Sydney, Potts Point: Hordern House. 172 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket as issued, red textured boards, title plate laid down, very good condition, black & white text-photos, faint foxing top edge. (Limited edition of 1000 copies.) This pioneering work details photos within 130 publications issued in Australia before 1900. The text and bibliography that comprise this book describe many publications not previously discussed, or even known to national bibliographies or specialist studies. ISBN: 0958847878. Our Book No: 25793. $95 AUD.

61. Hume, Fergus (1888). Madame Midas: Realistic and Sensational Story of Australian Mining Life (1st ed). London: Hansom Cab Publishing Company. 222 pp. Hardback small, quarter-bound black black cloth cover & spine (new endpapers), very good condition, preliminary adverts, gilt spine lettering, brown endpapers, marbled edges, minor page corner creases, minor faint foxing, inner hinge little split (pages firm), pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear (notably spine ends), owner's embossed name & address (front endpapers) & rubber stamp. Stated as "One Hundredth Thousand" (apparently a marketing ploy), but is in fact a first edition. A scarce novel from this Australian writer, author of the bestselling "The Mystery of the Hansom Cab". Set in Melbourne and Ballarat. (Some sellers state the black cloth cover is not original, but this is not certain.). Our Book No: 15907. $180 AUD.

62. Hurley, Frank (1981). Pearls and Savages: Adventures in the Air, on Land and Sea in New Guinea (Facsimile ed). Hong Kong: JAC Press. 414 pp. Hardback small quarto (26.5 x 20.0 cm), dustjacket (flaps all sides), green cloth cover, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), black & white photos (including frontispiece portrait), top edge gilt (little marked), rubber stamp front pastedown, jacket little soiled & scuffed (edgewear, reverse side little toned), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Heavy (1.7 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (No 459 of a limited facsimile edition of 1000 copies. No ISBN in book. Originally, published, 1924.) Has 82 outstanding monochrome photos by Hurley. The paper is high-grade cream-tinted stock.) Captain Frank Hurley was a noted Australian adventurer and photographer (including WW1 for the Australian Army). This remarkable publication results from an expedition to New Guinea, by land sea and air (aviation developed quickly after WW1 to service the gold-fields). His observations and experiences among the indigenous peoples are graphically recorded in word and picture. Our Book No: 14230. $150 AUD.

63. Isaacs, Enid (1981). Sufficient Wonder: On Flowers in Wild Places (1st ed). Canberra: Mulini Press. 28 pp. Paperback trade, card covers (with flaps), very good condition, stapled pamphlet, pictorial cover, black & white drawings, light stain top edge & few tiny specks front cover. (Edition limited to 500 copies.) In this charming little booklet, the author describes her surprise at finding the flowers she grows in her Armidale garden flourishing as wild flowers in the remote parts of the world. The mountains she visits are the Alps, the Himalayas and the Rockies with some famous peaks like the Matterhorn, Mount Mckinley and Mount Kosciusko. Australian mountains and native flowers are included in the booklet. ISBN: 0949910031. Our Book No: 29749. $20 AUD.

64. Jackson-Mooney, Marilyn,Mooney, Ian (1975). Brief Dictionary of Tasmanian Artists (from Discovery to 1940's) (1st ed). Hobart: Qualified Restorers of Fine Art. 54 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, good plus condition, black & white text-photos, diagrams, spine lightly faded, faint foxing few pages, tide marks top edge some pages (previous water contact now dry), edges & pages lightly toned, errata slip laid down flyleaf. (No 493 of a limited edition of 1000 copies.) This book originated as a list of local artists compiled over a period of time to be used as a reference book for the interested collector. Our Book No: 27135. $10 AUD.

65. Knopwood, Robert; Shillinglaw, J. J. (introduction) (1984). Journal of the Voyage to Port Phillip [Victoriana Collection]. [Melbourne, Carlton]: Queensberry Hill Press. 133 pp. Hardback small octavo, full brown leather cover (boards gilt stamped), spine is ribbed (gilt lettering), very good condition, brown endpapers, tipped in frontispiece sepia (brown-tinted) drawing, in cardboard slipcase (acquisition date written on edge). (Copy 67 of limited edition of 155 copies.) This facsimile edition was originally issued as Parliamentary Paper No. 15, titled "Port Phillip. First Survey and Settlement Of", and published the following year in octavo format as "Historical Records of Port Phillip: the First Annals of the Colony of Victoria". The diary of Reverend Knopwood, chaplain, describing his voyage in 1803 from England on HMS Calcutta with convicts to Port Phillip, and life at the Port Phillip settlements up until departure for Hobart Town. ISBN: 0909174423. Our Book No: 17196. $90 AUD.

66. Kolenberg, Hendrick; Mortimer, Niki (editor),Thompson, Jennifer (editor) (2005). Limited Editions Arthur Boyd in Print: A Bundanon Travelling Exhibition. West Cambewarra, NSW: Bundanon Trust. 64 pp. Paperback small quarto, card covers, very good plus condition, colour & black & white paintings, minimal edgewear. (Edition of 1200 copies.) This art exhibition, curated by Mortimer and Thompson, focuses on (and illuminates) his genius as an artist in all mediums. This beautiful catalogue records an historic gathering of Arthur Boyd's prints. The catalogue goes through his printmaking career from the early 1960s, when he embarked on his first series of etchings, through to the collagraphs and etchings of the 1990s. (A collagraph is a painting on a rigid substrate such as wood or paperboard.). ISBN: 095794652X. Our Book No: 25904. $35 AUD.

67. Lack, Clem (1969). A Bookman's Essays. Brisbane, Fortitude Valley: W. R. Smith & Paterson. 388 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), edges faintly foxed, minor edgewear jacket (all flap corners clipped), old price marks. (No 491 of a limited edition of 500 copies.) The author is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, and a well-known Queensland journalist, historian and biographer. Here he fulfils a lifetime ambition to collect in book form the legends and sagas of the Celtic and English peoples. Also includes biographical essays on famous Celts, including many famous Australians of Irish, Scottish and Welsh descent. Our Book No: 15120. $30 AUD.

68. Lambert, Amy (1977). Thirty Years of an Artist's Life: The Career of G. W. Lambert, A.R.A. (2nd ed). Sydney, Artarmon: Australian Artist Editions. 229 + 10 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos (including frontispiece), black & white plates, black label with gilt spine title, bottom corners covers little bumped, minor edgewear jacket (laminate coating lifting, flap clipped & little creased, little scratched & rubbed). The story of George Washington Thomas Lambert who was born in St. Petersburg in 1873, of a legally undefined nationality. He later became Australia's foremost artist. The book was originally written by his wife Amy - 200 copies were printed in 1938, of which many were lost at sea on the way to England during the Second World War. In 1963, the author wanted her book to be reprinted just as it was first published. The publisher suggested a few more plates be added to illustrate some of George's work. In 1977 Bloxham and Chambers were commissioned to reprint 1000 copies of the book for the Australian Artist Editions. Contains 10 plates. ISBN: 0959839526. Our Book No: 28895. $30 AUD.

69. Landsborough, William (2000). Journal of Landsborough's Expedition from Carpentaria, in Search of Burke and Wills (Deluxe facsimile ed) [Australiana Facsimile Editions, no 221]. Adelaide: Friends of the State Library of South Australia. 128 pp. Hardback octavo, quarter bound black leather & blue cloth (gilt spine lettering), very good plus condition, gilt string bookmark, frontispiece portrait, map in rear pocket. Facsimile edition of a book first published in Melbourne, 1862. Edition limited to 99 numbered copies bound in quarter leather, of which this is No. 75. Introduction by rare books librarian, State Library of South Australia. Landsborough is noted for his explorations of Queensland, and for his two expeditions (1861-2) in search of the missing Burke & Wills, the second of which resulted in the first north-to-south crossing of Australia. ISBN: 1876154322. Our Book No: 12959. $80 AUD.

70. Lang, Rev. John Dunmore (1978). The Fatal Mistake and Two Statements on the Scots Church, Sydney. Sydney: Library of Australian History. 6 + 51 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, red cloth cover (gilt spine lettering), minor edgewear, minor annotation rear free flyleaf. (No 320 of a limited edition of 500 copies.) To mark the centenary of his death three of John Dunmore Lang's controversial pamphlets are here reprinted, being some of his last published. Lang was the first Presbyterian minister in Sydney arriving in 1823, until he died 55 years later. ISBN: 0908120117. Our Book No: 16234. $20 AUD.

71. Le Maire, Jacob; Duyker, Edward (introduction),Dalrymple, Alexander (translator) (1999). Mirror of Australian Navigation: A Facsimile of the 'Spieghel der Australische Navigatie', Being an Account of the Voyage of Jacob Le Maire and Willem Schouten 1615 - 1616, Published in Amsterdam in 1622 [Australian Maritime Series, no 5]. Sydney: Australian National Maritime Museum / Hordern House. Unnum pp. Hardback small folio, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, quarter-bound (tan leather spine with black & gilt title label, marbled boards), full-page colour drawings & maps, copy 1. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Limited edition, 900 copies.) Facsimile of the journal of Jacob Le Maire, published posthumously in 1622. The original Dutch edition is accompanied by a facsimile of the English text prepared by the great Pacific historian of the 18th century, Alexander Dalrymple. Nutmeg and pepper drove this wealthy Dutch merchant to try to break the monopoly on trade routes to the East Indies, and inspired him to forge a new route to the lucrative spice sources via the southern tip of South America. He was influenced by the famous voyage of de Quiros, the Portuguese navigator who believed he had reached Terra Australis, the great southland. The expedition had dual goals: to chart a new course to the Pacific, and to find the great southern continent. ISBN: 1875567259. Our Book No: 16702. $80 AUD.

72. Le Maire, Jacob; Duyker, Edward (introduction),Dalrymple, Alexander (translator) (1999). Mirror of Australian Navigation: A Facsimile of the 'Spieghel der Australische Navigatie', Being an Account of the Voyage of Jacob Le Maire and Willem Schouten 1615 - 1616, Published in Amsterdam in 1622 [Australian Maritime Series, no 5]. Sydney: Australian National Maritime Museum / Hordern House. Unnum pp. Hardback small folio, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, quarter-bound (tan leather spine with black & gilt title label, marbled boards), full-page colour drawings & maps, copy 2. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Limited edition, 900 copies.) Facsimile of the journal of Jacob Le Maire, published posthumously in 1622. The original Dutch edition is accompanied by a facsimile of the English text prepared by the great Pacific historian of the 18th century, Alexander Dalrymple. Nutmeg and pepper drove this wealthy Dutch merchant to try to break the monopoly on trade routes to the East Indies, and inspired him to forge a new route to the lucrative spice sources via the southern tip of South America. He was influenced by the famous voyage of de Quiros, the Portuguese navigator who believed he had reached Terra Australis, the great southland. The expedition had dual goals: to chart a new course to the Pacific, and to find the great southern continent. ISBN: 1875567259. Our Book No: 16702A. $80 AUD.

73. Lew, Henry R. (1987). Horace Brodzky. Melbourne: Henry R. Lew. 68 pp. Hardback large oblong quarto (23 x 31.8 cm), no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white text-photos & drawings, full-page colour plates, top corner rear cover faded & scuffed, some edgewear, autograph (author's written name front pastedown). (No 552 of a limited edition of 1000 autographed copies.) The life and career of Horace Brodzky, one of the earliest and greatest Australian artists to embrace the modern style of the 20th century (but little known to the public). Illustrated by 28 full-page colour plates of his striking paintings. ISBN: 0731601971. Our Book No: 23139. $30 AUD.

74. Lhuede, Valerie (2007). Yerranderie is My Dreaming (1st ed). Sydney, Millers Point: Valued Books. 344 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, maps, minimal edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). (No 275 of a limited first edition of 1000 copies.). A very unusual ghost story. In this saga of early Australiana, the lives and loves of English, French and Aborigines are skilfully interwoven. The author bought a former mining town which is now a ghost town, in the Burragorang Valley on the edge of the Southern Blue Mountains of New South Wales. The past comes to life again as characters speak from the records, or where these are missing, from the informed imagination of the writer. Pictures illustrate the text. The author hopes that readers will be inspired to do their own research if they are not sure how much is true or imagined by the author. ISBN: 0646398016. Our Book No: 29038. $40 AUD.

75. Lindsay, Jack,Finley, F. (drawings) (2006). Spanish Main and Tavern (Facsimile ed). Stoke-on-Trent: Lytlewode Press. unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto in matching slipcase, blue cloth boards, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, autograph (publisher's written name). (No. 26 of a limited edition of 120 copies, each numbered and autographed by the publisher.) This is the rarest of all books to be published by the Fanfrolico Press, and is published here as a facsimile by Lytlewode Press, 82 years after the original work was printed by John Kirtley, Jack Lindsay and Philip Lindsay. A precursor to the Fanfrolico Press, the Panurgian Society, was based in Sydney. The publication of this facsimile edition fulfils a commitment the publisher made to John Arnold and Jack Lindsay years ago at the time Robert C. Littlewood published Raymond Lindsay's "A Letter From Sydney", which was edited by John Arnold. ISBN: 9781905611058. Our Book No: 28596. $160 AUD.

76. Lindsay, Raymond,Arnold, John (editor) (1983). A Letter from Sydney, Being a Long Epistle from Ray Lindsay to his Brother Jack Relating Mainly to Their Lives in Sydney in the Nineteen-Twenties. Melbourne: Jester Press. 60 pp. Paperback large quarto (with flaps), very good condition, tipped-in sepia (brown-coloured) photo frontispiece, autograph (publisher's written name), copy 1. (Out of series copy of a limited edition of 1000 copies.) This 13,500-word letter, written by Raymond Lindsay (second son of Norman and Katie Lindsay), was a reply to queries from Jack Lindsay at the time he was writing the second volume of his autobiography (The Roaring Twenties, 1962). Frontispiece photo is of Raymond Lindsay. Letterpress, bound into stiff overlapping covers with thin red card wraps. Introductory essay by John Arnold. This presentation copy is annotated: "For Stuart Sayers, with best wishes from the publisher, Robert Littlewood, 12.11.88, one year late !". (1 of 3 available copies.). ISBN: 095963858X. Our Book No: 13395. $20 AUD.

77. Lindsay, Raymond,Arnold, John (editor) (1983). A Letter from Sydney, Being a Long Epistle from Ray Lindsay to his Brother Jack Relating Mainly to Their Lives in Sydney in the Nineteen-Twenties. Melbourne: Jester Press. 60 pp. Paperback large quarto (with flaps), very good plus condition, tipped-in sepia (brown-coloured) photo frontispiece, autograph (publisher's written name), copy 2. (No 940 of a limited edition of 1000 copies.) This 13,500-word letter, written by Raymond Lindsay (second son of Norman and Katie Lindsay), was a reply to queries from Jack Lindsay at the time he was writing the second volume of his autobiography (The Roaring Twenties, 1962). Frontispiece photo is of Raymond Lindsay. Letterpress, bound into stiff overlapping covers with thin red card wraps. Introductory essay by John Arnold. Autograph of the publisher, Robert Littlewood. (1 of 3 available copies.). ISBN: 095963858X. Our Book No: 13395A. $20 AUD.

78. Lindsay, Raymond,Arnold, John (editor) (1983). A Letter from Sydney, Being a Long Epistle from Ray Lindsay to his Brother Jack Relating Mainly to Their Lives in Sydney in the Nineteen-Twenties. Melbourne: Jester Press. 60 pp. Hardback large quarto, very good condition, maroon cloth cover (gilt lettering, in matching slipcase), tipped-in sepia (brown-coloured) photo frontispiece, minimal fading spine, minimal foxing top edge, minor edgewear, autograph (editor's written name). (No 2 of a collectors hardback limited edition of 100 copies in slipcase.) This 13,500-word letter, written by Raymond Lindsay (second son of Norman and Katie Lindsay), was a reply to queries from Jack Lindsay at the time he was writing the second volume of his autobiography (The Roaring Twenties, 1962). Frontispiece photo is of Raymond Lindsay. Introductory essay by John Arnold. Printed on goatskin parchment, and case bound by Nick Doslov of Renaissance Bookbinding, Melbourne, in full buckram cloth with matching slipcase. ISBN: 095963858X. Our Book No: 16877. $80 AUD.

79. Lindsay, Raymond,Arnold, John (editor) (1983). A Letter from Sydney, Being a Long Epistle from Ray Lindsay to his Brother Jack Relating Mainly to Their Lives in Sydney in the Nineteen-Twenties. Melbourne: Jester Press. 60 pp. Paperback large quarto (with flaps), very good plus condition, tipped-in sepia (brown-coloured) photo frontispiece, autograph (publisher's written name), copy 3. (No 901 of a limited edition of 1000 copies.) This 13,500-word letter, written by Raymond Lindsay (second son of Norman and Katie Lindsay), was a reply to queries from Jack Lindsay at the time he was writing the second volume of his autobiography (The Roaring Twenties, 1962). Frontispiece photo is of Raymond Lindsay. Letterpress, bound into stiff overlapping covers with thin red card wraps. Introductory essay by John Arnold. Autograph of the publisher, Robert Littlewood. (1 of 3 available copies.). ISBN: 095963858X. Our Book No: 13395B. $20 AUD.

80. Littlewood, Robert C.,Groves, Derham (1996). The Coming Out of Holmes and Watson: Being a Souvenir to Mark the Publication of 'You Bastard Moriarty'. Melbourne, Central Park: Littlewood Press. Unnum 10 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, green marbled card cover (title label, string binding), black & white photo tipped in, black & white engraving frontispiece, untrimmed edges, invitation card laid down inside rear cover, minimal smudging front free flyleaf (during manufacture), autographs. Limited edition of 50 numbered copies (this copy out of series). A Sherlock Holmes collectible, being a souvenir to mark the publication of 'You Bastard Moriarty'. Handmade, set in 12 point Times, on paper stock (velin arches, pure cotton 160gsm), and printed on a vertical Miehle press. Each copy contains an original, autograph linocut by Dr. Derham Groves and an original autographed photograph by Robert Bradley, and a decorative marbled wrapper by Renate Eising. Includes invitation card to launch of "You Bastard Moriarty". ISBN: 1875718168. Our Book No: 16669. $80 AUD.

81. Littlewood, Robert C.,Lindsay, Peter (1980). A Ballad of Buccaneering: An Appreciation of the Circumstances Which Influenced the Production of Sir Lionel Lindsay's first Six Etchings, Accompanied by Six of the Artist's Poems from the Same Period (Limited ed). Melbourne: Jester Press. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, quarter-bound (cloth cover, leather spine), very good plus condition, black & white etchings, autograph (author's written name). (Copy no 25 of a limited edition of 100 autographed copies). Text by Robert Littlewood, etchings & poems by Peter Lindsay. Copies 11 to 100 were bound by W. Flattely and Sons, Carlton in one quarter Morocco with matching cloth, endpapers and headbands. The poems featured in this book were first published in "The Outpost" newspaper between 28 April and 1 December 1900. They have been printed as they originally appeared, without alteration to spelling or punctuation. ISBN: 0959638520. Our Book No: 28578. $150 AUD.

82. MacDermott, Marshall (1969). A Brief Sketch of the Long and Varied Career of Marshall MacDermott, Esq., J.P., of Adelaide, South Australia [Australiana Facsimile Editions, no 189]. Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia (LBSA). 53 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, printed boards (red cloth spine), minimal edgewear. (Facsimile edition of a pamphlet originally published in 1874. Unstated limited edition.) The author, an army officer, was a pioneer farmer and banker in Western Australia, arriving in 1830. He lived in South Australia from 1846 to 1877. He contributed magnificently to banking (Bank of Australasia), education, church and parliamentary affairs. "These papers are written solely for private distribution amongst relatives and special friends; and, as my family is rather numerous and dispersed, the necessity arises of having them printed.". Our Book No: 13420. $10 AUD.

83. Mackaness, George (editor) (1965). Fourteen Journeys Over the Blue Mountains of New South Wales 1813 - 1841. Sydney: Horwitz - Grahame. 273 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, jacket little marked (base spine stained, edgewear, small edge tears), edges lightly foxed, owner's written name. Collected and edited, with notes and commentary by George Mackaness. Originally published separately in three limited edition monographs. Only two main routes lead west from Sydney - Blaxland's over the Blue Mountains (followed by road and rail) and Bell's Line over the Kurrajong and along the northern side of the Grose Valley, which for many years had been a rough stock route. The present volume gathers the first-hand narratives of 14 parties who recorded their experiences over the two tracks that led to the opening of the great pastoral lands of Western New South Wales. One of the accounts is by Charles Darwin who visited Australia during his Beagle voyage. the others include the early explorers Blaxland, Evans and Macquarie - as well as settlers such as Mrs Meredith. Our Book No: 17260. $20 AUD.

84. Mackaness, George (editor) (1978). Fourteen Journeys Over the Blue Mountains of New South Wales 1813 - 1841 (3 parts) [Australian Historical Monographs]. Dubbo, NSW: Review Publications. 98 + 102 + 75 pp. Each booklet: Paperback trade, flexible card covers, stapled, very good condition, minor edgewear. Part 1: cover corner creased. Collected and edited, with notes and commentary by George Mackaness. Originally published in 3 parts in 1950-51, and here reissued in 3 parts. Only two main routes lead west from Sydney - Blaxland's over the Blue Mountains (followed by road and rail), and Bell's Line over the Kurrajong and along the northern side of the Grose Valley, which for many years had been a rough stock route. Gathers the first-hand narratives of 14 parties who recorded their experiences over the two tracks that led to the opening of the great pastoral lands of Western New South Wales. The 14 reports are: Blaxland, Evans, Cox, Macquarie, Antill, Quoy, Gaudichaud & Pellion, Mrs Hawkins, Barron Field, D'Urville & Lesson, Anonymous, Backhouse, Charles Darwin (during his voyage on the Beagle), Mrs Louisa Anne Meredith, and Mrs Sophie Stanger. Our Book No: 13362. $20 AUD.

85. Macqueen, Kenneth; Duhig, J. V. (letter),Lahey, Vida (biography) (1948). Adventure in Watercolour: An Artist's Story Written and Illustrated by Kenneth Macqueen: With a Letter from Professor J. V. Duhig, Biographical Summary by Vida Lahey: Also an Explanation of Technique by the Artist Himself. Sydney: Legend Press. Unnum 48 pp. Hardback folio (33.0 x 26.0 cm), dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), yellow cloth cover, colour plates (paintings) tipped-in, bottom edge untrimmed, top edge little marked, edges jacket toned & little soiled (piece missing top spine, edge tears mostly small), base spine bumped, some edgewear, non-author written dedication. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (No 293 of a limited edition of 1100 autographed copies.) The renowned Australian artist was also a farmer from Queensland. Each of the 16 watercolour paintings is accompanied by a description on the facing page. They have a lyrical and decorative quality, and are inspired by his local countryside of the Darling Downs and the Moreton Bay area. Loosely inserted: greetings card (1p). Our Book No: 12596. $150 AUD.

86. McLaren, Ian F. (1989). Henry Tolman Dwight: Bookseller and Publisher. Melbourne, Parkville: University of Melbourne Library. 140 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, card cover, stencilled, black & white illustrations. (Limited edition, 300 copies.). ISBN: 0732502462. Our Book No: 16564. $50 AUD.

87. McNicoll, A. W. R.,Ingleton, G. C. (illustrator) (1932). Sea Voices (Limited ed). Sydney: Golden Lantern Press. Unnum 48 pp. Hardback octavo, good condition, original dark green cloth cover (gilt vignette, edges & spine faded), de-accessioned EX-LIBRARY, top edge gilt, fore-edge untrimmed, spine label overlays label marks & digits. G. C. Ingleton produced this book of poetry on board HMAS Canberra during a cruise around Australia in August to November, 1932. (Limited edition of 260 or 298 copies.) SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 13326. $20 AUD.

88. Merimee, Prosper (1923). Carmen, Arsene Guillot, L'Abbe Aubain, La Dame de Pique, Les Bohemiens, Le Hussard, Nicolas Gogol. Paris: Calmann-Levy, Editeurs. 359 pp. Hardback octavo, good plus condition, half-bound (red leather spine & corners, gilt lettering & raised bands spine), marbled endpapers, pages lightly toned (title page very toned), edges foxed (& parts of some pages). (No 866 of 1600 copies.) Short stories by the French writer, in the French language. The opera Carmen was based in part on the novella of the same title by Prosper Merimee. Our Book No: 15896. $20 AUD.

89. Middleton, Alex,Maning, Francis Beresford (1978). Bathurst and Western District Directory and Tourist's Guide And Gazetteer 1886 - 7 [etc] (Facsimile ed). Sydney: Library of Australian History. 145 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, embossed brown cloth cover (gilt spine lettering, embossed borders), adverts throughout, minimal foxing top edge, minimal edgewear, copy 1. (No 226 of a limited facsimile edition of 600 copies. Originally published, 1886.) Title continues: "Containing Alphabetical Directory for Bathurst, Orange, Dubbo, Blayney, Wellington & Molong, also Classified Trade and Professional Directory for Bathurst, Orange, and Dubbo." One of only three directories published prior to 1901 for this central New South Wales regional city. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0908120087. Our Book No: 16316. $20 AUD.

90. Middleton, Alex,Maning, Francis Beresford (1978). Bathurst and Western District Directory and Tourist's Guide And Gazetteer 1886 - 7 [etc] (Facsimile ed). Sydney: Library of Australian History. 145 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, embossed brown cloth cover (gilt spine lettering, embossed borders), adverts throughout, minimal edgewear, copy 2. (No 111 of a limited facsimile edition of 600 copies. Originally published, 1886.) Title continues: "Containing Alphabetical Directory for Bathurst, Orange, Dubbo, Blayney, Wellington & Molong, also Classified Trade and Professional Directory for Bathurst, Orange, and Dubbo." One of only three directories published prior to 1901 for this central New South Wales regional city. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0908120087. Our Book No: 16316A. $20 AUD.

91. Middleton, Alex,Maning, Francis Beresford (1978). Bathurst and Western District Directory and Tourist's Guide And Gazetteer 1886 - 7 [etc] (Facsimile ed). Sydney: Library of Australian History. 145 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, blue cloth cover (gilt spine lettering, embossed borders), adverts throughout, minimal edgewear, owner’s written name. (No 585 of a limited facsimile edition of 600 copies. Originally published, 1886.) Title continues: "Containing Alphabetical Directory for Bathurst, Orange, Dubbo, Blayney, Wellington & Molong, also Classified Trade and Professional Directory for Bathurst, Orange, and Dubbo." One of only three directories published prior to 1901 for this central New South Wales regional city. (Most copies have a brown cloth cover, but this end-of-run copy has a blue cover.). ISBN: 0908120087. Our Book No: 17469. $20 AUD.

92. Millar, David P.; Hurley, Frank (photographer) (1984). From Snowdrift to Shellfire: Capt. James Francis (Frank) Hurley 1885 - 1962 (1st ed). Sydney: David Ell Press. 160 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, bottom edge lightly rubbed, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear jacket (few closed tears, few light scratches), tiny mark rear cover. (Limited edition of 2500 copies.) The adventures of Frank Hurley have been brought to life in his action-packed biography of one of Australia's most daring and important travelling photographers and film-makers. ISBN: 0908197594. Our Book No: 24937. $26 AUD.

93. Miller, E. Morris (1958). Australia's First Two Novels: Origins and Backgrounds. Hobart: E. Morris Miller. 24 pp. Paperback octavo, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, minor edgewear. No 14 of a limited edition of 100 autographed copies. The two novels are: Quintus Servinton, by Savery, and Woman's Love, by Grimstone. Our Book No: 15805. $12 AUD.

94. Moore, Bruce (2008). Speaking Our Language: The Story of Australian English. Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 225 pp. Hardback small wide octavo (flaps all sides), very good condition (in very good dustjacket), embossed cloth cover, few black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Limited edition. This book tells for the first time the full story of Australian English - where it came from, the forces that molded it, why it takes its present form, and where it is going. The story begins with Joseph Banks and Captain James Cook in 1770, and it continues to the present day, when Australian English is firmly established as the natural and national language of Australia. It explains how and when the Australian accent developed, and how and when a distinctive vocabulary was created. (This specially bound edition of 300 copies is published for distribution to friends of OUP to mark 100 years of publishing in Australia.). ISBN: 9780195565775. Our Book No: 16916. $40 AUD.

95. Morris, Ainslie (editor) (1987). The Sydney Bush Walkers: The First Sixty Years [Sydney Bushwalkers]. Sydney: Sydney Bush Walkers Inc. 166 pp. Paperback trade, card cover, very good condition, black & white text-photos, map. (No 128 of limited edition of 500 autographed copies.) The story of one of the oldest bushwalking clubs in Australia, founded in 1927. It is also a history of the bushwalking movement in New South Wales (NSW). ISBN: 0731605152. Our Book No: 13167. $20 AUD.

96. Morris, Sherry (1987). The Brewing Industry in Wagga (1st this ed). Wagga Wagga, NSW: Riverina Archives (RMIHE). 11 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, thin flexible card covers, minor edgewear. This pamphlet is about the brewing industry in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. Limited edition of 75 copies. This is a great booklet to have as part of an Australian local history collection. Our Book No: 29666. $15 AUD.

97. Mumey, Nolie (1930). A Study of Rare Books: With Special Reference to Colophones, Press Devices and Title Pages of Interest to the Bibliophile and the Student of Literature. Denver, CO: Clasen Publishing Company. 572 pp. Hardback thick quarto, no jacket as issued, original tan quarter-bound cloth with board covers, title label front cover & spine (defective), very good condition, black & white drawings (some full-page), page edges untrimmed, top edge tinted red, front inner hinge little split (pages firm), front cover scratched, front endpapers & edges lightly toned, moderate edgewear notably corners, internally excellent, autograph. Very heavy (2.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (No 822 of a limited edition of 1000 autographed copies.) Contains three major sections: History of Books, Printers, Colophons; Press Devices; and Aids to Identification of Rare Books. Includes: early printed books, horn books, incunabula, early English Bibles, medical books, English literature, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, identification of modern American first editions, printer's mottoes, Latinized place-names. Mumey is noted for producing fine limited edition books. Our Book No: 14719. $180 AUD.

98. Murray-Smith, Stephen; Groves, Derham (preface),McLaren, John (epilogue) (2001). The Most Famous of Englishmen: An Exclusive Englishmen. Melbourne, Carlton North: Black Jack Books. 17 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover, colour plates tipped in (includes frontispiece), black & white text-photo, autograph (written dedication). No 6 of a limited edition of 130 copies. Autograph states: "For Elizabeth Paton, Sherlockian wishes, Derham Groves". An unpublished essay by Stephen Murray-Smith (editor of "Overland"), found amongst his papers after his death, about his visit in 1951 to the Sherlock Holmes exhibition at Abbey House, Baker Street, London. Two tipped-in colour linocuts are autographed beneath by Groves. Four written names final page (includes John Mclaren, Vane Lindesay, D. Groves.) A unique item. Our Book No: 15958. $100 AUD.

99. Nerval, [Gerard de] (1944). Les Filles du Feu [Les Tresors de la Literature Francaise]. Geneva: Editions d'Art Albert Skira. 287 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, half-bound (paper-covered boards, cream leather spine & corner tips), edges untrimmed & faintly foxed. (Estimated date, 1944. Originally published in 1854.) A volume of short stories or idylls: Introduction - Angelique - Sylvie - Chansons et legendes du Valois - Octavie - Isis - Pandora. Note: "Sylvie" is his most famous story (novelette). Les Chimeres - a sequence of twelve poems in the form of sonnets - is appended. Our Book No: 15665. $25 AUD.

100. Nielsen, Peter (2004). North Queensland at War (Day By Day): Volume 1: Naval and Merchant Shipping Movements (1939 - 1942). Townsville: Nielsen Publishing. 306 + 24 pp. Paperback thick wide octavo, very good condition, front cover creased, autograph (author's written name). (No 55 of an unspecified limited edition.) An comprehensive catalogue of all naval shipping movements in North Queensland waters during the specified time period. Volume 1 only : Part 2 was later published in 2007. ISBN: 0975212702. Our Book No: 14609. $70 AUD.

101. Noah, William (1978). Voyage to Sydney in the Ship Hillsborough 1798 - 1799, and a Description of a Colony. Sydney: Library of Australian History. 83 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, green cloth cover (embossed front cover, gilt spine lettering), frontispiece photo, pages lightly toned as usual. (Limited edition, 1000 copies.) William Noah was a convict who was transported to Australia aboard "Hillsborough", under appalling conditions in which many convicts died. Based on a manuscript in the Dixson Library, State Library of New South Wales, and copied verbatim, without correcting the poor grammar and formatting. ISBN: 0908120184. Our Book No: 16304. $30 AUD.

102. O'Brien, Tess (1994). Down Came a Jumbuck: The Indigenous Australian Woolshed. Muswellbrook, NSW: The Author / Hunter Valley Printing. 79 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, sepia (brown-coloured) text & text-photos. (No 914 of a limited edition.) An illustrated history of the woolshed in Australia, with a focus on the Merriwa area, New South Wales. Dedicated to Pamela Power, the first and female mayor of Merriwa Shire Council, and who suffered from motor neurone disease (MND). Proceeds from the sale of this book were donated to support MND research. Preface by Judith Durham (MND sufferer), the Duchess of York, and Rosemary Annable (Royal Australian Historical Society). ISBN: 0646221124. Our Book No: 16058. $60 AUD.

103. Odd, Bill (1981). Hastings Heritage. Port Macquarie, NSW: Sunset Gallery. 221 pp. Hardback large folio (37.6 x 29.0 cm), brown full leather cover (gilt lettering front & spine, raised bands on spine), very good plus condition, black & white drawings, few minor dents edges cover. Very heavy (3.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (No 37 of a limited edition of 300 copies, autographed by the artist.) Volume 1 on spine (only volume). A book of drawings by Bill Odd of the Hastings River area on the mid-north coast of New South Wales (NSW). Consists of single-page drawings, with explanatory text on the facing page. Our Book No: 14062A. $150 AUD.

104. Officer Just Returned, An (1978). An Authentic & Interesting Narrative of the Late Expedition to Botany Bay as Performed by Commodore Phillips & the Fleet of the Seven Transport Ships under His Command [etc] (Facsimile ed) [Facsimile Series, no 12]. Sydney: Library of Australian History (LAH). 48 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, navy blue cloth cover (embossed edges, gilt spine lettering), black & white frontispiece, copy 1. (Limited edition, 800 copies.) Title ends: and Safe Arrival on the Coast of New Holland, with Particular Descriptions of Jackson's Bay & Lord Howe Island". An anonymous account, by an officer, of the First Fleet's departure from Plymouth (April 1787) to its author's embarkation on The Prince of Wales for his return voyage to England (14 July 1788). The first available firtshand description of events at Botany Bay, Port Jackson and Norfolk Island. Originally published in two versions, Aberdeen & London, 1789. Both title pages and one preface are reproduced here in facsimile, but the text of the London edition has been re-set (retaining original spelling, etc.) because it was too poor to reproduce in facsimile. ISBN: 0908120109. Our Book No: 16302. $30 AUD.

105. Officer Just Returned, An (1978). An Authentic & Interesting Narrative of the Late Expedition to Botany Bay as Performed by Commodore Phillips & the Fleet of the Seven Transport Ships under His Command [etc] (Facsimile ed) [Facsimile Series, no 12]. Sydney: Library of Australian History (LAH). 48 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, navy blue cloth cover (embossed edges, gilt spine lettering), black & white frontispiece, minor scuffing front endpapers, copy 2. (Limited edition, 800 copies.) Title ends: and Safe Arrival on the Coast of New Holland, with Particular Descriptions of Jackson's Bay & Lord Howe Island". An anonymous account, by an officer, of the First Fleet's departure from Plymouth (April 1787) to its author's embarkation on The Prince of Wales for his return voyage to England (14 July 1788). The first available firtshand description of events at Botany Bay, Port Jackson and Norfolk Island. Originally published in two versions, Aberdeen & London, 1789. Both title pages and one preface are reproduced here in facsimile, but the text of the London edition has been re-set (retaining original spelling, etc.) because it was too poor to reproduce in facsimile. ISBN: 0908120109. Our Book No: 16302A. $30 AUD.

106. Parker, Mary Ann,Fry, Gavin (commentary) (1991). A Voyage Round the World, in the Gorgon Man of War: Captain John Parker, Performed and Written by his Widow; For the Advantage of a Numerous Family (Facsimile ed) [Australian Maritime Series]. Sydney: Hordern House / Australian National Maritime Museum. 181 pp. Hardback octavo, quarter-bound, hand-bound maroon Scottish calf with gilt bands & title on spine & marbled paper boards, very good plus condition, black & white drawings (commentary section & frontispiece). (Originally published in 1795, this facsimile is a limited edition of 675 copies. The text is 149 pages, plus a preliminary unnumbered 32-page commentary by Gavin Fry, Australian National Maritime Museum. Dedicated to Caroline, Princess of Wales.) This is the first account by a woman of the hazardous voyage from England to the penal colony at Sydney Cove (in 1791) and her return to England. Her husband was the captain of the ship Gorgon. On the outwards leg they carried convicts, plus Major Grose, Captain Watkin Tench and others of the New South Wales Corps. On the return leg, they carried many plant and animal specimens (Sir Joseph Banks was a subscriber), the convict escaper Mary Bryant, and the Bounty mutineers. ISBN: 187556702X. Our Book No: 12621. $120 AUD.

107. Peron, M. F. (1975). A Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere, Performed By Order of the Emperor Napoleon, During the Years 1801, 1802, 1803 and 1804 (Facsimile ed). Melbourne, North Melbourne: Marsh Walsh Publishing. 314 pp. Hardback small octavo, in cardboard slipcase, very good condition, brown leather covers with raised spine bands, embossed decoration covers, black vignette with gilt title on spine, extra leather title label inside rear pocket, two foldout black & white plates (includes frontispiece, minor tear), light foxing edges, pages lightly toned. Slipcase: good condition, lightly foxed, spine creased, spine ends little scuffed & worn, tiny scuff spine edge, small tear & minor edgewear. This edition is limited to 350 numbered copies of which this is no. 14. This is the first volume of the official historical account of the Baudin expedition prepared for the press by M. F. Peron, one of the naturalists appointed for the expedition. Reproduced from the original copy held by Mr H. Rollo Hamment, of Melbourne. ISBN: 0909342040. Our Book No: 28768. $200 AUD.

108. Perry, Peter; Clarke, Rod (foreword) (1999). Ian Armstrong Retrospective 1941 - 1998 (1st ed). Castlemaine, VIC: Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum. 64 pp. Paperback large quarto (with flaps), stapled, very good condition, colour & black & white paintings (some full-page), front cover lightly foxed, rear cover lightly marked, tiny scuff base spine, minor edgewear. Published in support of the Ian Armstrong Retrospective Exhibition, at the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum Retrospective 24 April - 30 May 1999, including Victorian Regional Gallery Tour 2000. Includes tributes by former students and associates. This catalogue is limited to 400 copies, this one has the number omitted. ISBN: 0958729913. Our Book No: 27386. $25 AUD.

109. Pope, Mr [Alexander] (1925). The Rape of the Lock: An Heroi-comical Poem in Five Canto's [Haslewood Books Series]. [England]: Chiswick Press / Frederick Etchells and Hugh Macdonald. 59 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket (missing) as common, very good condition, red & black text on title page, board cover, cloth spine (little mottled, gilt spine lettering), black & white drawings (including frontispiece), untrimmed edges, minor edgewear & toning. (No 590 of a limited edition of 725 copies.) Set up from an octavo of 1718, with a very few substitutions from later readings, and preserving the six-line illustrations. A mock-epic poem, in which a hideous crime is committed at a fashionable London society gathering. The victim is the beautiful, innocent Belinda, her attacker is the dastardly Baron, and his weapon of choice is a pair of scissors. A sharp and witty tale of the most famous bad hair day in the history of literature. Our Book No: 15635. $20 AUD.

110. Postgate, Raymond (1969). The Agamemnon of Aeschylus. Cambridge: Rampant Lions Press. 141 pp. Hardback large octavo, very good condition, brown cloth cover (gilt spine lettering on black label), glassine acetate no jacket (missing), bookplate, autograph (author's written name). (Limited edition of 500 autographed copies.) A private press book. Text edited by Raymond Postgate, with an introduction, a commentary and a translation into modern English prose. Bookplate of Geoffrey Farmer. Our Book No: 15658. $30 AUD.

111. Purcell, Leigh (1982). [ENVELOPE, PHOTOS] 50th Anniversary: Sydney Harbour Bridge 1932 - 1982. Sydney: Daily Mirror. N/A pp. Photos in souvenir envelope, very good condition. Contents: four black & white photos. Envelope: cardboard, oblong small quarto format, flaps at back, sticker seal (rear flap scuffed from part sticker removal), minor edgewear. (Limited edition: no 977 of 1000 copies.) Souvenir envelope (designed by Purcell) containing photographs, published by the Sydney tabloid newspaper, the Daily Mirror, to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Our Book No: 12299. $15 AUD.

112. Ransom, Phyllis (1988). Round the Square in Witney. Buckingham: Barracuda Books. 132 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, endpaper map. (No 406 of an unspecified limited edition.) A nostalgic memoir of living in this historic Oxfordshire city, noted as the location of the King Edward VII's coronation in 1911. ISBN: 0860234169. Our Book No: 13692. $20 AUD.

113. Reynolds, Peter L.,Flottmann, Paul V. (1976). Half a Thousand Acres: Balmain, a History of the Land Grant. Sydney, Balmain: Balmain Association, Inc. 148 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos (including frontispiece), endpapers & pages lightly toned, top edge lightly foxed, jacket chipped (spine ends & corners worn, rubbed, rear cover little scratched), small stain fore-edge, autograph (both authors' written names). (No 94 of 100 autographed copies.) In this book the times and lives of Dr. William Balmain and Professor John Borthwick Gilchrist emerge from obscurity. An exciting story of colonial double-dealing, political intrigue and illicit trading that has has surrounded the origins of the Balmain Land Grant. ISBN: 0959950222. Our Book No: 28108. $25 AUD.

114. Robert, Nicholas (1976). Diverses Fleurs Dessinees et Gravees d’Apres le Naturel par N. Robert (Facsimile ed). London: Scolar Press. Unnum pp. Hardback small folio (31.0 x 21.5 cm), no jacket as issued, very good condition, brown cloth cover (gilt spine lettering & logo front cover), sepia (brown-tinted) engravings including title page (tissue guard, few doubled), marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed, minor edgewear. (No 320 of a limited edition of 500 copies.) Facsimile on handmade paper of the original edition of 1660. Contains 31 numbered full-page illustrations (including title page). Nicholas Robert started as a painter of ornamental flower pictures, but his work became more botanical after he was hired by the Duke of Orleans to draw the rare and exotic plants and animals in the Duke's gardens. The Scottish botanist Robert Morison, director of the gardens, is believed to have encouraged Robert to take a more scientific approach to his subject. ISBN: 0859672468. Our Book No: 16676. $100 AUD.

115. Rusden, G. W. (George William) (1985). Discovery, Survey and Settlement of Port Phillip (2 volumes) [Victoriana collection]. [Melbourne]: Queensberry Hill Press. 85 + 67 pp. Two volumes, lacking slipcase. Each volume: Hardback small octavo, full brown leather cover (boards gilt stamped), spine ribbed (gilt lettering), very good plus condition, brown endpapers, folding black & white map at rear, no slipcase (missing), copy 1. (Copy 131 of limited edition of 155 copies.) This facsimile edition has been reset from the one-volume edition (Williams & Norgate, London, 1872). An early history of the Port Phillip locality, being the site of the future city of Melbourne, Victoria. ISBN: 0909174369. Our Book No: 12790. $80 AUD.

116. Rusden, G. W. (George William) (1985). Discovery, Survey and Settlement of Port Phillip (2 volumes) [Victoriana collection]. [Melbourne]: Queensberry Hill Press. 85 + 67 pp. Two volumes, lacking slipcase. Each volume: Hardback small octavo, full brown leather cover (boards gilt stamped), spine ribbed (gilt lettering), very good plus condition, brown endpapers, folding black & white map at rear, cardboard slipcase, copy 2. (Copy 67 of limited edition of 155 copies.) This facsimile edition has been reset from the one-volume edition (Williams & Norgate, London, 1872). An early history of the Port Phillip locality, being the site of the future city of Melbourne, Victoria. ISBN: 0909174369. Our Book No: 12790A. $140 AUD.

117. Savage, Richard; Jones, Peter (illustrator) (1997). The Bastard, a Poem, by Richard Savage, Son of the Late Earl Rivers: Inscribed to Mrs. Bret, Once Countess of Macclesfield (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Savage Club of Melbourne / Littlewood Press. Unnum 20 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, black card cover (with flaps & string binding), title label front cover. (Copy 60 of a limited edition of 100 copies.) With two autographed etchings, by the publisher and the artist. printed on goatskin parchment. Reprint of a poem originally published by S. Harding, 1728. Published to mark the 300th anniversary of the birth of Richard Savage and the 140th anniversary of the foundation of The Savage Club, London. English poet Richard Savage (1697 - 1743) is best known as the subject of Samuel Johnson's "Life of Savage". The Savage Club in London is presumably named after him. ISBN: 0471304719. Our Book No: 16671. $120 AUD.

118. Saw, Ron,Friend, Donald (illustrator) (1984). Brief Encounters. Sydney, Cammeray: Richard Griffin. 64 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings (some full-page), single-colour endpaper drawings, minor edgewear. (Limited edition, 2000 copies.) Subtitle: "Brief Encounters with Uncles, Great Aunts, Wombats, Womcats, Tomcats, Randy Bantam Roosters, Ducks, Pigeons, Seagulls, Elephants, Horses, Dogs, Flora and Fauna, as Well as Rare Specimens of Humanity." A selection of 15 humorous anecdotes, most from the Bulletin magazine archives, and illustrated by the Australian artist. ISBN: 0959303049. Our Book No: 16414. $25 AUD.

119. Serle, Geoffrey,Serle, Percival (1988). Percival Serle 1871 - 1951: Biographer, Bibliographer, Anthologist and Art Curator: A Memoir (1st ed). Canberra, Deakin: Officina Brindabella. 59 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, light brown paper covered boards, illustrated endpapers, beige cloth spine, paper title on spine, sepia (brown-tinted) frontispiece, tiny scuff front cover, edges & front flyleaf lightly foxed. This edition of 350 autographed copies was designed and printed by A.T. Bolton at the Officina Brindabella, 1988. Hand binding and paper decoration by Helen Wadlington. This is copy no. 15. Apart from his own recollections, this memoir is based on the short unpublished autobiography that his father wrote late in life, and on diaries which he occasionally kept. More than 100 people - writers, artists, professors and others - are mentioned in this memoir. ISBN: 0909422168. Our Book No: 29515. $25 AUD.

120. Short, F. G. (1997). Sinners and Sandalwood: Tales of the Old Pacific (1st ed). Leura, NSW: Jomaru Press. 105 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, dark green boards (gilt title cover & spine), very good plus condition, autograph (author's written name). (No. 36 of a limited edition of 250 copies.) The author lived on Espiritu Santo, the largest Island in the New Hebrides (modern Vanuatu), when he was young. He transformed these stories from old Santo memories when he was nearly 70. ISBN: 0646307517. Our Book No: 28306. $35 AUD.

121. Sinnett, Frederick (1979). An Account of the Colony of South Australia, Prepared for Distribution at the International Exhibition of 1862, Together with a Catalogue of all the Products of South Australia, Exhibited in the South Australian Court of the International Exhibition. Adelaide: Austaprint. 100 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, beige cloth cover (patterned black leather spine), large foldout map at front, minor edgewear, pen mark front cover, large bookshop sticker rear cover. (No 282 of a limited edition of 500 copies. Estimated date, 1979, Trove catalogue.) Originally published in 1862 (London and Adelaide editions, the latter actually not containing the map). Includes early explorations, gold mines, emigration, wages, public works and institutions. ISBN: 0858723360. Our Book No: 16882. $50 AUD.

122. Skehan, Patricia; Bashir, Prof. Marie (foreword) (2003). Eadith Concord's Royal Kin. Sydney, Concord: P. Skehan Publishing. 128 pp. Paperback tall octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, colour photos, minor edgewear, light fading edges rear cover, few light creases covers, autograph (author's written name title page). (No 808 of limited edition of 1000 copies.) This book follows on from "The Walkers of Yaralla" published in 2000. The author has completed more research about the Walker family, including their royal connections. This very special book has rare photos, documents and letters that the author found. ISBN: 0975045407. Our Book No: 26771. $20 AUD.

123. Smart, Christopher,Broadbent, J. B. (editor); Lamb, Lynton (artist) (1960). A Song to David. Cambridge / London: Rampant Lions Press / Bodley Head (distributor). 40 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawing frontispiece, dual-colour text, patterned paper-covered board cover, quarter-bound cream spine, minor edgewear jacket (flap clipped, small edge tears), base spine little bumped, minor foxing edges & endpapers. (No 39 of a limited edition of 600 copies.) A poetic song, with commentary by Smart himself and Broadbent. Broadbent is a fellow, King's College, Cambridge. The cream spine is Linson vellum. Printed by Will Carter at the Rampant Lions Press, and bound by Mansell. Loosely inserted: Prospectus for the book (4p), plus newspaper clipping (review). Our Book No: 15637. $20 AUD.

124. Smith, Sydney G. (illustrator),Bertie, Charles H. (1911). Old Sydney: Illustrated by Sydney G. Smith, Described by Charles H. Bertie. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 77 pp. Hardback folio, good plus condition, grey cloth cover (quarter-bound, white cloth spine), full-page black & white drawings, vignettes (including front cover), some red text title page, tide marks & rubbing bottom edge front cover (4 cm, possible former water contact now dry, not found internally), covers marked (notably spine), few dents spine, few scuff marks front pastedown, endpapers toned, owner's written names. (No 90 of a limited edition of 250 copies, autographed by both Smith and Bertie.) An illustrated survey of historic buildings in Sydney. Sydney Smith later added Ure to his name (Sydney Ure Smith), and became the well-known publisher of "Art in Australia". Our Book No: 17088. $200 AUD.

125. Solomon, R. C. (1990). The Convicted Gunsmiths of New South Wales: A Definitive History 1788 - 1850. Sydney, Rockdale: R. C. Solomon. Unnum 220 pp. Hardback large octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white text-photos & drawings, minor foxing front endpaper & top edge, bottom edge front cover bumped, minor edgewear. (Unnum. copy of a limited edition of 1100 copies.) Ron Solomon, a past president of the Antique Arms Collectors Society of Australia, has compiled a learned study of the lives of convict artisans (English gunsmiths transported to Australia for petty crimes) and their fate in the harsh environment of the penal colony. ISBN: 0646003429. Our Book No: 13361. $40 AUD.

126. Stitz, Charles (editor); Kirsop, Wallace (preface) (2010). Australian Book Collectors: Some Noted Australian Book Collectors & Collections of the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries. Bendigo, VIC: Bread Street Press / Australian Book Auction Records. 322 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, new condition (in new dustjacket), black & white text-photos, few colour plates, copy 1. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Limited edition of 500 copies.) The first authoritative textbook on Australian book collectors. The editor is a bookseller from Albury, NSW. Charts the lives and fascinating collecting careers of over 100 Australian bibliophiles during the first 200 years of Australia's history. Arranged alphabetically, and mostly written by Stitz. Interspersed with reprinted essays on some of the more famous book collectors. (The unstated first volume of a 5-volume set. 1 of 2 available copies. Other volumes available.). ISBN: 9780646533407. Our Book No: 14099. $100 AUD.

127. Stitz, Charles (editor); Kirsop, Wallace (preface) (2010). Australian Book Collectors: Some Noted Australian Book Collectors & Collections of the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries. Bendigo, VIC: Bread Street Press / Australian Book Auction Records. 322 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, new condition (in new dustjacket), black & white text-photos, few colour plates, copy 2. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Limited edition of 500 copies.) The first authoritative textbook on Australian book collectors. The editor is a bookseller from Albury, NSW. Charts the lives and fascinating collecting careers of over 100 Australian bibliophiles during the first 200 years of Australia's history. Arranged alphabetically, and mostly written by Stitz. Interspersed with reprinted essays on some of the more famous book collectors. (The unstated first volume of a 5-volume set. 1 of 2 available copies. Other volumes available.). ISBN: 9780646533407. Our Book No: 14099A. $100 AUD.

128. Stitz, Charles (editor) (2013). Australian Book Collectors: Some Noted Australian Book Collectors & Collections of the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries: Second Series, Volumes II and III (2 and 3). Sydney: Book of Kells / Green Olive Press. 409 + 450 pp. Each volume: Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, new condition (in new dustjacket), black & white text-photos, few colour plates, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Very heavy (2.5 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Limited edition of 500 copies.) Series 2, in two volumes. This series of 5 volumes is the first authoritative textbook on Australian book collectors. Consists of Volume 2 (Part 1: family names A - H, ISBN 9780987599834) and Volume 3 (Part 2: family names I - Z, ISBN 9780987599841). The editor is a bookseller from Albury, NSW. Charts the lives and fascinating collecting careers of further Australian bibliophiles during the first 200 years of Australia's history. Arranged alphabetically, and mostly written by Stitz. Interspersed with reprinted essays on some of the more famous book collectors. An appendix has corrrections and additions to Volume 1. ISBN: 9780987599834. Our Book No: 15898. $200 AUD.

129. Stitz, Charles (editor) (2016). Australian Book Collectors: Some Noted Australian Book Collectors & Collections of the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries: Third Series Series, Volumes IV and IV (4 and 5). Sydney: Book of Kells / Green Olive Press. 291+ 271 pp. Each volume: Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, new condition (in new dustjacket), black & white text-photos, few colour plates, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Heavy (1.6 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Limited edition of 500 copies.) Series 3, in two volumes. This series of 5 volumes is the first authoritative textbook on Australian book collectors. Consists of Volume 4 (Part 1: family names A - K, ISBN 9780648014508) and Volume 5 (Part 2: family names L - Z, ISBN 9780648014515). The editor is a bookseller from Albury, NSW. Charts the lives and fascinating collecting careers of further Australian bibliophiles during the first 200 years of Australia's history. Arranged alphabetically, and mostly written by Stitz. Interspersed with reprinted essays on some of the more famous book collectors. ISBN: 9780648014508. Our Book No: 17120. $150 AUD.

130. Sturt, Charles (1983). An Expedition into the Northwestern Interior of New South Wales 1828 (Facsimile ed). Adelaide: Sullivan's Cove. 115 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), map rear endpaper, minimal edgewear. (Limited edition of 250 copies, this being No. 136. ISBN 0909442258 not printed in book.) Charles Sturt describes his expedition, commissioned by Governor Darling, to find the source of the Macquarie River in northwestern New South Wales (NSW). Our Book No: 13003. $140 AUD.

131. Swain, Peter L. (1978). Charles John Prescott: Headmaster and Educationalist in New South Wales. Sydney: Newington College. 91 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, olive green card covers, sepia (brown-tinted) photos, spine & rear cover little faded, faint foxing edges, spine lightly creased, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name). (No 128 of a limited edition of 500 copies printed for Newington College.) This is the story of C. J. Prescott who spent 46 years as a headmaster. He led two schools with success: he was president and founding headmaster of the Ladies College (now MLC School) at Burwood for 14 years, and then President and Headmaster of Newington College for a record 32 years. ISBN: 95965240X. Our Book No: 28249. $30 AUD.

132. Trevylyan, Kitty,Charles, Elizabeth Rundle (1880). Diary of Mrs Kitty Trevylyan: A Story of the Times of Whitefield and the Wesleys. London: T. Nelson & Sons. 304 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pale brown leather cover (embossed gilt surrounds, spine intricate gilt design with raised bands and red title label), marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, leather lightly scratched, flyleaves & edges lightly foxed, edge tear repaired half-title page, some edgewear, faint rubber stamp title page. Fine binding. An historical Christian novel written in diary form. This anonymous book was written by the popular British writer, Elizabeth Rundle Charles, who is best known for the "Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta Family" (about Martin Luther), and who wrote in total about 50 semi-religious novels. SALE PRICE (fine binding). Our Book No: 12739. $15 AUD.

133. Tuckey, Lieut. James,Currey, John (editor) (1987). Memoir of a Chart of Port Philip Surveyed in October 1803 (Facsimile ed). Melbourne: Colony Press. 130 pp. Hardback small octavo, very good condition, quarter-bound brown leather cover (marbled boards, raised bands spine, head and tail bands, gold-blocked on label), folded chart at rear (tiny crease top edge, folding modern key), light foxing edges (minimal internal foxing), edges roughly cut, spine minimally faded, ribbon bookmark. (Copy 72 of limited edition of 225 copies.) Tuckey's memoir is an extended commentary on the chart he prepared of his survey. It describes the coastline and terrain at each of the many localities where he landed, and in addition contains general observations on the Aborigines, flora and fauna, soil and climate. This edition of the memoir has an introduction, notes and commentary by John Currey. The chart is accompanied by a detailed key giving the modern names of the localities described by Tuckey. (Publisher's note about chart & single-sheet brochure loosely inserted.). ISBN: 094958603X. Our Book No: 28773. $150 AUD.

134. Tyers, C. J. (surveyor) (1976). Report of an Expedition to Ascertain the Position of the 141st Degree of East Longitude, being the Boundary Line Between New South Wales and South Australia (Facsimile ed). Melbourne, Carlton: Queensberry Hill Press. 14 + 19 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket. quarter-bound leather, very good condition, marbled boards, gilt lettering spine, two charts folded inside rear pocket, spine little rubbed (bottom little chipped). Slipcase: good condition, cardboard, lightly foxed, closed tear & tiny scuff top edge. (Copy 233 of limited edition of 350 copies.) This facsimile edition was originally printed by F. M. Stokes, "Herald" Office, Sydney, in 1840. The main object of the expedition was to determine the exact position of the boundary line between New South Wales and South Australia. Three different methods were used: triangulation from Melbourne, chronometric measurement from Sydney, and lunar observations near the boundary. The results are in the Appendix. ISBN: 0909174016. Our Book No: 28787. $80 AUD.

135. Ure Smith, Sydney; Stevens, Bertram (introduction) (1920). A Catalogue of the Etchings of Sydney Ure Smith: With an Original Etching and Twelve Reproductions of Etchings by the Artist; and an Introduction by Bertram Stevens. Sydney: Privately Printed. Unnum 40 pp. Hardback quarto, cardboard covers (black & red paper title label), white cloth spine (faintly toned), very good condition, black & white engravings, untrimmed edges (lightly toned), spine ends little bumped, pages faintly toned as usual, some edgewear corners, rubber stamp front free flyleaf, autograph (artist's written name),. (No 29 of a limited edition of 50 copies. Rare and desirable.) Contains an original etching as the frontispiece ("The Little Porch, Campbelltown"), and 12 tipped-in plates. Printed on Japon vellum on a hand press by Percy G. Green at the Smith & Julius Art Studios, Sydney. At the rear is a complete list of Sam Ure Smith's 70 etchings, from which this selection was chosen. (Rubber stamp of Deutscher Fine Art.). Our Book No: 14610. $300 AUD.

136. Ure Smith, Sydney (editor), Stevens, Bertram (editor),Jones, C. L. (editor) (1916). Art in Australia: First Series, no 1 (First Number). Sydney: The Editors. Unnum pp. Paperback wide octavo, dustjacket (fixed at spine, edges little overlap card cover), good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), tipped-in colour & black & white plates, grey paper few pages, adverts at rear, edges & some page margins foxed, pages toned as usual (some in shape of opposite plate), some edgewear. The collectible first issue of "Art in Australia", limited to 1000 unnumbered copies (as stated). Our Book No: 16765. $100 AUD.

137. White, James (1983). Cooloolooghinni. Terrigal, NSW: Mundigee. Unnum 108 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, edges jacket lightly foxed, autograph (author's written name), owner's written name & details. (No 276 of a limited edition of 1000 copies.) Autobiography of a jackaroo (jackeroo) in the Northern Territory and outback Queensland (Barclay Tableland, later named Mount Isa) during the years 1932 - 1936. Some of the text is expressed as poetry. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0959263306. Our Book No: 11988. $10 AUD.

138. White, Paul William (1982). Garrett of Van Diemen's Land. Hobart: Parledee Press. 61 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, very good condition, red cloth cover (gilt lettering), many black & white drawings, coloured frontispiece, owner sticker front pastedown, price sticker mark front free flyleaf. (No 57 of a limited edition of 100 copies, ISBN not in book, contains hand-coloured frontispiece.) Fictionalised account of the life of Reverend James Garrett (1793? - 1874), a Presbyterian minister in the early colony of Van Diemen's Land, who played a part in seminal events. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0949584010. Our Book No: 12985. $10 AUD.

139. Wilson, Edwin; McAlpine, Elizabeth (drawings) (1985). The Dragon Tree: A Selection of Poems (1st ed). Sydney: Woodbine Press. 100 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page black & white drawings, minor edgewear jacket (few tiny edge tears, edges little rubbed). This is a limited edition of 1000 numbered and signed copies. This book is the author's second book of poetry. The author is a poet and botanist with an interest in history. The title is named for The Dragon Tree (Dracaena draco) in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney. This book is about time, destiny, memory and death. ISBN: 0949557048. Our Book No: 28159. $20 AUD.

140. Winning, Clifford; Davidson, Alan (foreword) (1981). Cricket Balmainia 1897 - 1980: Official History Balmain District Cricket Club. Sydney: Clifford Winning / Printed by Standard Publishing House. 284 pp. Hardback small quarto, black boards with gilt lettering front cover & spine, very good condition, black & white text-photos (some full-page), charts, frontispiece, spine ends little creased, boards little faded & rubbed, corner tips rear cover lightly bumped, autograph (author's written & dated dedication reverse side of flyleaf). This is a special numbered first edition (600) of Cricket Balmainia Book (no 224 signed and dated by the author). This book covers the years leading up to the development of Balmain as a suburb and the acquisition of Birchgrove Reserve as the "Tigers" home ground. The book is designed to tell a factual story, and the author examines the conception, studies the clubs teething troubles, applauds its developers, administrators and players, retraces its relentless march to maturity - despite the many obstacles and vicissitudes encountered along the way. A great book for cricket fans and early Sydney local history. ISBN: 0959825215. Our Book No: 29510. $80 AUD.

141. Wright, Graeme (editor) (1998). Wisden on Bradman: 90th Birthday Edition (Limited ed). Melbourne, South Yarra: Hardie Grant Books. 300 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, diagrams, minor edgewear jacket (spine little faded, few tiny dents rear cover, top edge little creased). This book includes edited match reports to highlight Bradman's extraordinary career, all his first-class and test match innings, "Cricket at the Cross Roads" by Don Bradman (1939), Essays by Neville Cardus, HV (Doc) Evatt, Irving Rosenwater & others (from the front jacket). A great book that shows why at age 90, Sir Don Bradman is an Australian cricketing legend. ISBN: 1864980117. Our Book No: 28586. $18 AUD.