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1. About, Edmond (1862). Le Cas de M. Guerin (1st ed). Paris: Michel Levy Freres, Libraires Editeurs. 199 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, very good condition, quarter-bound, marbled board covers, leather spine (bands, faded gilt lettering & vignettes), marbled endpapers, minor edgewear. First edition. Includes 'Le 41e Fauteuil" (24p, at rear). An entertaining novel in which Mr. Guerin, without being a hermaphrodite, carries a pregnancy to term and gives birth to a son. French language. Our Book No: 16697. $80 AUD.
2. Adams, A. Emmett; Furber, Douglas (1915). The Bell's of St Mary's: Song. London / Sydney: Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew / Chappell & Co. 8 pp. Paperback large quarto, good plus condition, looseleaf, few pages little creased, pages little toned, minor edgewear & edge tears. (Copyright, about 1915, Trove catalogue.) Sheet music, words by Furber, music by Adams. No 2 in F (original). Advert on rear cover: A Selected List of Famous Songs and Ballads. Our Book No: 14734. $10 AUD.
3. Adams, H. G. (1890). Nests and Eggs of Familiar Birds: Illustrated with Sixteen Coloured Plates [Nests & Eggs]. London: Groombridge and Sons. 238 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, good plus condition, green cloth covers (embossed, gilt lettering), colour plates, all edges gilt, cloth cover flecked, spine little torn at base, minor edgewear, bookplate, owner's written name. An illustrated field guide to the most common birds in Britain. Unstated later edition (originally published, 1855). Our Book No: 4040. $20 AUD.
4. Admiralty (1889). [MAP] South America: Magellan Strait from the First Narrows to Sandy Point. London: The Admiralty. N/a pp. Map, very large format (70 cm x 100 cm. with folded add-on), single sheet, folded vertically once, poor condition reading copy, edges heavily stained (particularly , some annotation, notable edgewear. Admiralty chart no 1337, copyright 1869. Surveyed by Capt R. C. Mayne, HMS Nassau 1867-8 [etc], longitude corrected 1882, magnetic variation noted 1889. Superintended by Capt G. H. Richards, hydrographer. Contains coastal rivers and hills, as well as extensive depth soundings along the strait. Includes inset of two vertical profiles across the strait. Folded add-on sheet (19 x 46 cm) pasted to bottom left section of map. Our Book No: 16863. $30 AUD.
5. Alejchem, Scholem (1914). Die Verlorene Schlacht Humoristische Erzahlungen [The Lost Battle: Humorous Narratives] [Vom Alten Stamm Bd. 4 [Old Stories Collection]]. Berlin: Judischer Verlag. 140 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, olive cloth cover (black embossing, spine little faded), illustrated endpapers, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, annotation front flyleaf. Humorous old narratives, translated from Yiddish into German. 1. Die verlorene schlacht. 2. Die wette. 3. Der gast. 4. Das grobe los. 5. Der topf. 6. Es ist nicht wahr. 7. Auf der wanderung. 8. Besuch in Berditschew. Auf der trambahn. Hotel Turkalia. Translation: 1 The lost battle. 2 The bet. 3 The host. 4 The rough going. 5 The pot. 6 It is not true. 7 On the hike. 8 Visit in Berdichev. On the tram track. Turkalia Hotel. Our Book No: 15460. $20 AUD.
6. Allum, Charles E. (1895). The Complete Scale and Arpeggio Manual [No. 313, Plate: 15649]. London: Bosworth & Co. 32 pp. Paperback small folio, stapled, card cover (small edge tears), very good condition, pages little toned, corners little worn. (Copyright, 1890s, NLA Trove. Publisher & plate number not printed in booklet. This copy, decimal transition price sticker, about 1966.) Foreign fingering (underlined). Practice piano sheet music. Cover subtitle: This manual comprises all scales and arpeggios as required at the local and metropolitan examinations. Our Book No: 13830. $30 AUD.
7. Anonymous (1855). Wanted, A Wife: A Tale. London: John Henry and James Parker. 174 pp. Paperback small, good condition, black & white drawing frontispiece, illustrated green flexible cover (spine little faded, edges little frayed), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1855, Worldcat.) A scarce novel for children (nowadays, young adults), being no. 10 in a series of tales (22 titles are listed on the rear cover). Other series of books, many with a Christian emphasis, are listed on the endpapers. Our Book No: 16088. $100 AUD.
8. Anonymous (1887). Stories and Pictures for Little Troublesome. London: Griffith, Farran, Okeden & Welsh. Unnum pp. Hardback very small, fair plus condition, pictorial cover, black & white drawings (engravings), pages moderately foxed, minor edgewear, bookplate. A quaint little illustrated book of stories about Britain for boys and girls. (Estimated date. Bookplate is a gift certificate to David Lamont, from Rehoboth Primitive Methodist Sabbath School, Forest Lodge [Sydney inner west suburb], dated 10-7-1887.). Our Book No: 3628. $15 AUD.
9. Aris, E. [Ernest] (1908). You Might Drop In: Wishing You a Merry Christmas [Star Series]. Accrington & London: Havelock Lonsdale Art Publisher. N/A pp. Postcard oblong, very good condition, colour drawing, minimal foxing, minor edgewear. Picture of two men on ice skates, one standing behind a sign stating "Ice Not Safe". Ernest Aris (1882 - 1963) was a prolific English illustrator of children's books, particularly for Beatrix Potter. He also did commercial art for postcards etc. Our Book No: 16810. $15 AUD.
10. Arnold-Forster, Rt Hon. H. O. (1900). Our Great City, or London the Heart of the Empire (Reprint ed). London: Cassell & Company. 276 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, very good condition, green cloth cover (black lettering & design), black & white text-photos & drawings, spine faintly faded, endpapers lightly toned, minor edgewear. (Date of preface, 1900, but later printing.) Covers the City of London's history from Roman times, through Saxons, Danes and Norman times up to 1900. Separate chapters on the streets, buildings, government and education. Eleventh-thousand printing. Book adverts on endpapers, including "Special Books for Upper Classes". Our Book No: 16547. $30 AUD.
11. Arresto, C. G. H.; van Goor, S. & Jacobus, J. W. (translator) (1805). De Oost-Indien-Vaarer: Tooneelspel in Vier Bedrijven naar Het Hoogduitsch van C. G. H. Arresto (2nd ed). Amsterdam: H. Moolenijzer. 168 pp. Hardback small, good condition, no jacket, very good condition, marbled board covers (dark brown leatherette spine), vignette title page, pages little wavy (poor quality paper, minor creasing), untrimmed (edges roughly cut & toned), edgewear, minor annotation. Second edition. A play translated from German into Dutch. Title (in English): "The East-Indiaman: A stage play in three acts". Our Book No: 16590. $80 AUD.
12. Association of New South Wales, Cookery Teachers (1916). Common-Sense Hints on Plain Cookery [Commonsense Hints on Plain Cookery]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 115 pp. Paperback small, fair condition (reading copy), grey flexible cover (heavy mottling, staining & edgewear), few loose pages, bottom corner rear cover & last page trimmed (archival tape repairs), corners few pages creased, edges & endpapers foxed (scattered faint foxing internal pages). (Estimated date, 1916, Trove catalogue.) A reading copy of an early edition of this popular cookbook. Our Book No: 15003. $14 AUD.
13. Austin, Stanley (1910). The History of Engraving from Its Inception to the Time of Thomas Bewick (Reprint ed). London: T. Werner Laurie. 199 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, olive green cloth cover, good condition, black & white plates (one slightly loose), black & white portrait frontispiece (with tissue guard), pages lightly toned, edges & few pages lightly foxed, corners lightly bumped, tiny edge tear few pages, minor edgewear, owner's rubber stamp & sticker mark front free flyleaf. (Estimated date, 1908 or 1910, Trove catalogue.) The author gives in a concise and popular form, an account of the history of engraving (includes 18 engravings). Our Book No: 23939. $15 AUD.
14. B, A. A.; Helumac; Glazier, Louise M. (illustrator) (1899). Australian Wonderland: A Fairy Chain. London, New York & Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co. 75 + 4 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, fair condition cover (internally good), original illustrated grey cloth cover (marked), black endpapers, black & white drawings (some full-page), spine ends chipped, some foxing many pages, edgewear (shows boards at corners), written & dated dedication half-title page. An illustrated Australian children's fairy tale. Muir 383. Picture of child riding an emu on front cover. It all started when Charlie Brendon was walking from Castlemaine to Muckleford, and while resting met some gnomes. Thus begins his adventures with bush animals, and including an underwater interview with Neptune. Our Book No: 16165. $250 AUD.
15. Bachmann, G. (Georges) (1905). Les Sylphes: Impromptu-Valse pour Piano [Plate: 3279]. London: Schott & Co. 8 pp. Paperback folio, very good condition, pamphlet (stitched spine, small archival tape repairs), covers lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, corner tips few pages creased. (Estimated date, 1900s, WorldCat. No copyright date.) Sheet music, piano seul (underlined), cost 2/-. Edition Facilitee. "A Mon Eleve Louis Hielard." Our Book No: 13837. $15 AUD.
16. Bangs, John Kendrick (1902). Olympian Nights. New York: Harper & Brothers. 224 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, red cloth cover (illustrated panel, gilt lettering, spine little faded), full-page black & white drawings (plates), fore-edge untrimmed, corners bumped, corner front free flyleaf little scuffed, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. A collectible humorous fantasy in the author's typical vein, telling of the Greek gods, who seem to spend a considerable amount of their time playing golf on the planet Mars. Listed by Bleiler. Our Book No: 16084. $30 AUD.
17. Baring Gould, S.; Sullivan, Arthur S. (music) (1870). Onward, Christian Soldiers (The Lord Will Do Wonders Among You), as Sung at the Church of Saint Mark, Darling Point [Grand Processional Hymn]. Sydney: J. R. Clarke (Music Seller and Publisher). 4 pp. Paperback folio, good condition, archival tape repair band edge front cover, pages toned & little creased, rubber stamp, owner's written name. (Estimated date, about 1870, Trove catalogue). Our Book No: 15651. $40 AUD.
18. Beach, Charles A. (1881). The Way to Win, or, Afloat and Ashore, with Original Illustrations [Incident and Adventure Library]. London: Frederick Warne. 218 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, very good condition, blue pictorial cover (gilt inlay), black & white drawings (plates, including frontispiece), edges faintly foxed, few pages toned, edgewear corners, spine ends, bookplate, owner's written & dated dedication. (Estimated date, 1881, Trove catalogue. Written dedication dated 1883.) Novel for young adults, written in the first person, about sea voyages to Australia, and his life in Australia (also travel to India and China noted.) Four illustrated plates. Bookplate of F. J. How. Charles Beach (1818 - 1883) wrote this boys book, which was silently edited by the better known writer Captain Thomas Mayne Read. Our Book No: 16603. $40 AUD.
19. Beazley, C. Raymond (1895). Prince Henry the Navigator: The Hero of Portugal and of Modern Discovery 1394 - 1460 A.D. [Heroes of the Nation Series]. New York: G. P. Putnam's. 336 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, good plus condition, burgundy cloth cover (gilt bands & lettering), foldout plates, frontispiece, spine ends chipped, endpapers & title page lightly foxed, top edge toned, pages lightly toned as common, minor edgewear, owner's written name. Title continues: "With an account of geographical progress throughout the Middle Ages as the preparation for his work". Our Book No: 16326. $35 AUD.
20. Bernier, Francois (1909). Bernier's Voyage to the East Indies, Containing the History of the Late Revolution of the Empire of the Great Mogul [etc]. Calcutta: Society for the Resuscitation of Indian Literature / H. C. Dass, for Elysium Press. 203 pp. Hardback octavo, good plus condition, no jacket, rebound quarter-bound (blue speckled paper-covered boards, black cloth spine with vertical paper title label), title page moderately foxed, corner tip clipped title page & few rear pages, pages lightly toned (edges toned), cover corners worn, minor edgewear. First English translated edition. Title continues: "Together with the most considerable passages for five years following in that empire, to which is added, a letter to the Lord Colbert, touching the extent of Hindustan the circulation the Gold and Silver of the World, to discharge itself there; as also the Riches, Forces and Justice of the same; and the principal Cause of the Decay of the States of Asia, with an exact description of Delhi and Agra, together with  Some particulars making known the Court and Genius of the Moguls and Indians; as also the Doctrine and extravagant Superstitions and Customs of the Heathens of Hindustan, [II] The Emperor of Mogul's Voyage to the Kingdom of Kasmere in 1664, called the Paradise of the Indies". Our Book No: 13120. $100 AUD.
21. Bird, J. T. S. (1904). The Early History of Rockhampton. Rockhampton: Morning Bulletin. 415 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, good plus condition, original tan cloth cover (spine rebacked, covers little toned & flecked & marked), new endpapers, pages & edges lightly toned, lightly foxed (mainly first few front & rear pages), minor edgewear, minimal light pencil annotation. A scarce history of the Queensland city of Rockhampton. Revised and reprinted from articles that first appeared in two newspapers: "The Morning Bulletin" and "The Capricornian". Our Book No: 16606. $250 AUD.
22. Bohm, Carl (1892). Kleine Suite Fur Violine Mit Begleitung des Pianoforte: No 6: Perpetuo Mobile [Plate: 9748]. London: Alfred Lengnick & Co. 4 pp. Paperback large folio, good plus condition, small edge tears, pages little toned & creased. Copyright date, 1892, N. Simrock, Berlin.) Sheet music. In German language. English translation of title: Little Suite For Violin with Piano Accompaniment. Our Book No: 14181. $10 AUD.
23. Bohm, Carl; Morgan, Mrs John P. (1915). Still as the Night (Still wie die Nacht): Song [Plate: B4331]. Melbourne: Allan & Co. 6 pp. Paperback quarto, looseleaf (toned tape remnants at joins), good condition, covers minimally foxed, little loose at fold repaired, pages little toned, minor edgewear. (Estimated copyright, 1910s - Trove catalogue.) Sheet music for this old German Love song, Opus 326, no 27. No 2 style underlined. Lyrics in German and English languages. English lyrics by Mrs Morgan, the only translation authorised by the publisher. By arrangement with Alfred Lengnick & Co., London. Our Book No: 14853. $10 AUD.
24. Boldrewood, Rolf (1891). The Squatter's Dream: A Story of Australian Life (Reprint ed). London: Macmillan & Co. 312 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, good plus condition, red cloth cover (gilt vignette & spine lettering), inner hinge little split, cover corners little bumped (little marked), pages lightly toned as usual, flyleaves & rough-cut edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. A classic novel of life in colonial rural Australia, by the author of "Robbery Under Arms". Jack Redgrave was a jolly, well-to-do young squatter, who, in the 1850s had a very fair cattle station in one of the Australian colonies, upon which he lived in much comfort and reasonable possession of the minor luxuries of life. Plus 44p publisher's catalogue at rear. Our Book No: 15768. $20 AUD.
25. Briand, Pierre Cesar (1834). Aventures d'un Jeune Naufrage, ou Voyages d'un Petit Negre a Recherche de Son Maitre. Paris: Librarie Enfantine et Juvenile de Pierre Maumus. 285 pp. Hardback small, very good condition, original brown leather cover (spine decoration & label), marbled endpapers & edges, black & white engravings (frontispiece, title page & two internal pages), minor edgewear, string bookmark, dated prize bookplate, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (acetate). Our Book No: 16845. $200 AUD.
26. Brinckman, Roland (1888). Historical Record of the Eighty Ninth Princess Victoria's Regiment (1st ed). Chatham: Gale & Polden. 235 pp. Hardback octavo, red cloth cover (gilt decoration & black lettering), new endpapers, good condition, colour drawings (tissue guard, minor foxing), colour frontispiece (tissue guard little torn, small piece missing top edge), faded patches & little flecking cloth cover, spine toned (ends chipped), few end pages lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. First edition. This regimental history was compiled by a captain of the 2nd Royal Irish Fusiliers. This British regiment was first raised in Ireland in 1793, and served in many overseas campaigns, including Egypt 1884. The six colour plates, including frontispiece, depict the uniforms and colours of the regiment. Our Book No: 14911. $100 AUD.
27. Buchbinder, Bernhard; Jarno, Georg (music) (1910). Das Musikantenmadel: Operette in 3 Akten. Stuttgart: Julius Feuchtinger. 85 pp. Paperback small folio, pictorial card cover (lightly soiled), cloth spine binding (frayed), good plus condition, front hinge little split (pages firm), corner tips front cover removed, inside covers lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, rubber shop stamp, edgewear. (Copyright date: 1931.) Piano sheet music and text for this German opera: The Musician's Girl. Signed cover painting of seated man and kneeling girl near piano. Our Book No: 13888. $30 AUD.
28. Bulfin, William (1908). Rambles in Eirinn (2nd impression ed). Dublin: M. H. Gill & Son. 456 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, original black cloth cover, (gilt pattern & lettering), black & white photos, frontispiece portrait, foldout maps, moderate foxing edges, front inner hinge minimally split (pages firm), edge tears front endpapers, minor edgewear, minor annotation rear endpapers, prize bookplate. An excellent early copy of this classic tale of travel throughout Ireland, originally published in 1907 and frequently reprinted. Our Book No: 16823. $80 AUD.
29. Cambridge, Ada (1897). At Midnight and Other Stories (1st, remainder issue ed). London: Ward Lock. 305 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, original decorated burgundy cloth cover, floral endpapers, top edge gilt, black & white drawings (plates) including frontispiece (tissue guard, little loose), black bands & gilt lettering spine (cloth little faded), front hinge small tears, edges & few page margins little foxed (including title page), minor edgewear, owner's written names (including title page). Consists of the lead story (novella): At Midnight. Plus five other short stories: A Breath of the Sea, Two Old Fogies, One of These Little Ones, A Sweet Day, The Wind of Destiny. Has two plates: frontispiece and facing p. 234. (The first edition was initially bound in green cloth. The current copy is a later or remainder issue bound in burgundy cloth.). Our Book No: 15906. $150 AUD.
30. Cant-Wall, E. (Edward) (1882). Ireland under the Land Act: Letters Contributed to the Standard Newspaper, with an Appendix of Leading Cases under the Act, Giving the Evidence in Full, Judicial Dicta, &c. London: Chatto & Windus. 283 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, red cloth cover, black endpapers, foldout charts, spine little faded (little soiled & stained), cover corners bumped, edges untrimmed (some tearing uncut top edges, no loss text), some foxing (edges, endpapers & some internal pages), bookplate front pastedown, rubber stamp, owner's written name. The editor of the "Standard" sent the barrister Cant-Wall to impartially report on the working of the latest Land Act. He observed Land Commission deliberations, and the activities of the leaders of the Irish Land League, a political organisation that helped tenant farmers acquire their own land, and of Roman Catholic bishops. Includes a selection of leading cases, exemplifying relations between landlord and tenant. (Plus 32p publisher's catalogue at rear. Bookplate of Lord Walter Fitzgerald.). Our Book No: 14466. $30 AUD.
31. Cashman, D. B. (1910). The Life of Michael Davitt, Founder of the National Land League: To Which is Added, the Secret History of the Land League, by Michael Davitt (Cameron & Ferguson ed). London: R. & T. Washbourne Ltd. 256 pp. Hardback small (18.6 x 12.7 cm), recased original green cloth cover retaining endpapers, gilt brief title on spine, very good condition, edges lightly speckled, title page base repaired, foxing & toning edges & endpapers. (Originally published 1876 by Cameron & Ferguson, Glasgow. Estimated date of this undated R. & T. Washbourne, London, reprint: about 1880 or 1910.) Biography of the Irish social campaigner and nationalist politician who founded the Irish National Land League. He joined the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB), a Fenian organization in Ireland. He organised arms smuggling to Ireland, but was arrested and imprisoned by the English, but was released on a ticket-of-leave after serving seven years. He rejoined the IRB, where he held that the common people of Ireland could not improve their lot without ownership of their land. Our Book No: 12619. $50 AUD.
32. Cave, William (1683). A Dissertation Concerning the Government of the Ancient Church, by Bishops, Metropolitans, and Patriarchs (1st ed). London: R. Chiswel at the Rose and Crown in St. Paul's Church-yard.  + 334 + 10 pp. Hardback small (18.4 x 12.0 cm), good plus condition, original calf leather binding (scuffed including small surface pieces missing), rebacked by modern quarter leather (short title gilt lettering on spine), endpapers replaced, all edges marbled & toned, pages lightly toned with minimal foxing, few page corners mis-cut or creased, corners worn. First edition. Subtitle: More particularly, Concerning the Ancient Power and Jurisdiction of the Bishops of Rome, and the Encroachments of that upon other Sees, especially the See of Constantinople. Publisher states "S. Paul" rather than "St. Paul". William Cave (1637 - 1713) was an English chaplain (to Charles II), and who wrote nine scholarly books on Christianity and the Christian church. Publisher catalogue of books at rear. Our Book No: 12614. $120 AUD.
33. Church, Catholic (1887). Acta et Decreta Concilii Plenarii Australasiae, Habiti Apud Sydney A.D. 1885, a Sancta Sede Recognita [Mostly written in Latin]. Sydney: Catholic Church / F. Cunninghame & Co. (Printers). 184 pp. Hardback octavo, red cloth cover (embossed gilt lettering front & spine, rear cover faded), black endpapers, deaccessioned EX-LIBRARY (pocket, stickers cover label marks front flyleaf, spine digits covered by tape), good plus condition, edges lightly foxed, edgewear. Cover title: Concilim Plenarium Sydneyense, A.D. 1885. Journal (mostly in Latin) of the plenary council of the Catholic Church Australasia, held in Sydney, 1885, as well as the decrees issued. As approved by the Holy See. Our Book No: 13891. $40 AUD.
34. Cogill; Skelly; Dyson, Hal (arranger); Oakland, Will (sung by) (1915). Stick to Your Mother Tom: The Favorite American Ballad [Dinsdale's Famous World-Wide Series, no 305]. Melbourne: Dinsdale's Pty Ltd. 6 pp. Paperback large folio, good plus condition, pictorial cover, cancelled EX-LIBRARY (barcode, written digits), edge tears repaired, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1910s, Trove catalogue.) Sheet music (3 p), song by Will Oakland on Edison Records. Portrait of Will Oakland on cover. Dinsdale's music catalogue on inside front cover and rear cover. Our Book No: 4046. $15 AUD.
35. Collingwood, Harry; Overend, W. H. (illustrator) (1889). The Missing Merchantman. London: Blackie & Son. 352 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, red cloth covers (pictorial front cover, gilt spine lettering, small faded patches), drawings (including frontispiece), new grey endpapers, edges toned, some pages little foxed, edgewear, owner's written name & details. (Estimated date, 1889, Muir 8348. First edition.) Maritime adventure novel for young adults, including a treasure island, shipwreck, a handsome hero and a winsome heroine. The action takes place partly aboard an Australian clipper, and also at sea between the Celebes, New Guinea and Australia. With six full-page illustrations by W. H. Overend. Pictorial cover pattern includes sea-level yellow sun & grey lettering. Plus 32-page Blackie catalogue at rear. Harry Collingwood was the penname of civil engineer William Lancaster (1851 - 1922) who wrote many juvenile maritime novels. Our Book No: 16597. $60 AUD.
36. Collingwood, Harry; Piffard, Harold (illustrator) (1915). Dick Leslie's Luck: A Story of Shipwreck and Adventure. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK). 384 pp. Hardback small thick octavo, good condition, pictorial cloth cover, four colour plates (including frontispiece, loose), rear hinge split (pages firm), pages lightly toned, edges foxed, edgewear (spine frayed, corners bumped), bookplate. (Estimated date, 1910s, bookplate dated 1920.) School prize bookplate, Leslie Hunt, Christ Church Sunday School, Luton. Our Book No: 16614. $80 AUD.
37. Conan Doyle, Arthur (1916). A Visit to Three Fronts, June 1916 (Glimpses of the British Italian and French Lines) (1st ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 79 pp. Paperback very small (with flap), fair condition (reading copy), insect damage covers (few small holes front cover), edges & some pages foxed, covers & pages toned, spine little torn & repaired, last line front cover blacked out, edgewear, large shop sticker inside front cover. Our Book No: 16331. $20 AUD.
38. Cotton, William; Burnet, John (editor); Barry, Redmond (bookplate, autograph) (1856). Sir Joshua Reynolds and His Works: Gleanings from His Diary, Unpublished Manuscripts, and from Other Sources. London / Plymouth: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts / Paul & Dominic Colnaghi. 278 + 24 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good plus condition, original cloth cover (embossed), full-page portrait engravings (includes frontispiece, with toned tissue guard), black & white drawings & vignettes (woodcuts, including foldout), book catalogue at rear, spine recased (retaining most of original cloth & gilt decoration, spine faded), pages faintly toned, edges lightly foxed, top edge untrimmed, two bookplates, owner's written names. A biography of Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 - 1792), an influential 18th-century English painter, noted for portraits. He promoted the "Grand Style" (Grand Manner) in painting which refers to an idealized aesthetic style derived from Italian classical art. Reynolds who gave currency to the term through his "Discourses on Art", a series of lectures presented at the Royal Academy from 1769 to 1790, in which he contended that painters should perceive their subjects through generalization and idealization. He was a founder and first president of the Royal Academy of Arts, and was knighted by George III in 1769. A 120-page catalogue of his works was intended to be included in this book, but will now be published later. William Cotton is from Oxford University. NOTE: Bookplate and autograph of Redmond Barry (Melbourne lawyer & philanthropist), plus large bookplate and autograph of H. Desbrowe Annear. Our Book No: 16368. $130 AUD.
39. 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.
40. 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.
41. Cramp, Karl R.; Wood, Professor (introduction) (1914). The State and Federal Constitutions of Australia (2nd ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 310 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, brown cloth cover (gilt spine lettering), minimal EX-LIBRARY, very good condition, black & white photos including frontispiece (portraits), library marks (rubber stamps, remnants spine label, small sticker, written digits), minor foxing endpapers & edges, minor edgewear & fading covers. Second edition. This student textbook has been written by an examiner, Department of Public Instruction, Sydney (a former senior lecturer, Sydney Teacher's College). Celebrates the new Australian constitution, and compares it to that of United States, Canada, Switzerland and Germany (The United Kingdom does not have a constitution.) Frontispiece portrait of Sir Henry Parkes. Our Book No: 15009. $15 AUD.
42. Crawford, Mrs; Crouch, F. Nichols (1860). Dermot Astore (The Reply of Kathleen Mavourneen) ... Written by Mrs. Crawford, Composed & Dedicated to Miss Masson, by F. N. Crouch. [Series: Echoes of the Lakes, no 10]. Sydney: Hy Marsh & Co. / Henry Marsh & Co. 8 pp. Paperback folio (33.0 x 25.0 cm), good condition, stitched spine, pages lightly toned, minor foxing & edgewear, owner's written name. (Estimated date, 1850 to 1865, Trove catalogue. Only 1 copy listed.) Scarce early Australian sheet music - words by Crawford, music by Crouch. Our Book No: 16124. $50 AUD.
43. 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. $400 AUD.
44. Dainty (1908). Picturesque Australia: Its Flowers and its Views: Queensland no 2 [Dainty Series]. City Not Stated: Publisher Not Stated. Unnum pp. Paperback oblong quarto, fair plus condition, card cover, yapp edges (cover extends beyond page margins), full-page black & white plates, tissue guards (detached, creased), colour page borders, ribbon tie along spine, toning & foxing reverse side plates, insect damage patch front cover, edgewear, bookplate inside front cover. (Estimated date, 1908, Trove catalogue.) Photographic views, consisting of title page, and 12 full-page captioned photographic views of Queensland, each set within a border of coloured captioned native wild flowers. Our Book No: 15959. $20 AUD.
45. Dale, Darley (1885). Wild Marsh-Marigolds. London: Blackie & Son. 63 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, blue cloth pictorial cover, very good condition, colour frontispiece, endpapers toned, cover corners lightly bumped. Estimated date: 1885 (British Library catalogue). Novel for young adults. Darley Dale is a pen-name for Francesca Maria Steele. The decorative heritage cover shows a girl clutching an umbrella and a dog. Our Book No: 10908. $10 AUD.
46. Daudet, Alphonse (1887). Sappho: Parisian Manners. Paris: E. Guillaume et Cie. 364 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good condition, half-bound (pale green cloth covers & patterned leather spine & corners), black & white drawings, two title pages (first in colour), top edge gilt, other edges roughly cut & toned, small piece missing top spine, corners bumped, rear hinge little split (pages firm), endpapers tone & foxed. Novel about life in Paris. Illustrated by Rossi, Myrbach, etc., engraved by Guillaume Brothers (illustrator). Though published in Paris, this is an English-language translation. Bound in (smaller page size): Translator's note (4p). Our Book No: 16580. $35 AUD.
47. 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.
48. de Goy, Andre (1852). Aventures Sur Mer et Sur Terre [Adventures]. Paris: Alphonse Desesserts. 344 pp. Hardback large octavo, very good condition, original embossed black cloth cover (spine gilt), sepia (brown-coloured) plates (engravings), frontispiece sepia engraving (with tissue guard), new endpapers, all edges gilt, some foxing (mainly endpapers & adjacent to plates), some edgewear (mostly spine), string bookmark. Heavy. (Estimated date, 1852, Trove catalogue.) Contains two stories: I. La Famille Laurencay. II. Histoire d'un Chercheur d'or en Australie. This scarce book has special significance as the second story is probably the first account of the Australian goldfields in fiction. The first story tells the adventures of the Laurencay family en route to Australia where they intend to settle on a property acquired by Monsieur Laurencay on a previous visit. Not in Ferguson. Muir 2912 (children's book). All 8 plates including frontispiece present. Our Book No: 16516. $200 AUD.
49. de Nerciat, Chevalier Andrea; Apollinaire, Guillaume (introductory essay) (1911). Felicia ou Mes Fredaines [Les Maîtres de l'Amour: L'Oeuvre du Chevalier Andrea de Nerciat: Deuxieme Partie]. Paris: Bibliotheque des Curieux. 321 pp. Hardback octavo, good plus condition, rebound quarter bound (black cloth spine, gilt lettering & raised bands), marbled board cover & endpapers, card cover retained, frontispiece plate, bottom edge pages untrimmed, pages lightly toned (notably endpapers), edges foxed, top spine frayed, edgewear. Subtitle (title page): Texte integral d'après l'exemplaire de l'edition de Londres (Liege), 1778, conserve a la Bibliotheque de Cassel." Deluxe rebound edition, retaining original card cover. Text in French language. French novel of sexuality, originally published anonymously in 1778. Our Book No: 16131. $40 AUD.
50. De Salinis, Le P. A. (1892). Marins et Missionnaires: Conquete de la Nouvelle-Caledonie 1843 - 1853 (1st ed). Paris: V. Retaux et Fils, Libraires-Editeurs. 340 pp. Hardback (24 x 16 cm), red cloth cover (gilt patterning & lettering, embossed edge bands, raised bands spine), patterned endpapers, very good condition, black & white drawings (engravings, in text & full-page), cover corners bumped, edgewear, pages toned (particularly edges), scattered light foxing. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. French-language book entitled: "Sailors and Missionaries: Conquest of New Caledonia 1843 - 1853". A history of the French conquest of this Pacific island near New Guinea and Australia. Essentially the story of the Catholic missions there. Our Book No: 14010. $200 AUD.
51. Debussy, Claude (1908). Children's Corner (Coins des Enfants): Petite Suite pour Piano (Modern reprint ed) [Imperial Edition no. 738: Plate B6228]. Paris / Melbourne: Durand & Cie / Allan & Co. 30 pp. Paperback small folio, very good condition, minor edgewear, rubber stamp, owner's written name. Sheet music for six piano pieces for children: Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum - Jimbo's Lullaby - Serenade for the Doll - The Snow is Dancing - The Little Shepherd - Golliwogg's Cake-Walk. Our Book No: 15845. $15 AUD.
52. Dessaix, Robert (200). Twilight of Love: Travels With Turgenev. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 275 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good condition, illustrated endpapers, covers a little rubbed (mostly black background), ribbon bookmark. The Australian author has written a fascinating memoir, literary biography and travel book. He followed in the footsteps of the Russian writer Ivan Turgenev to create the memoir, after having his own 40-year relationship with Turgenev, first as a student of the Russian language in both Australia and Russia, then as a teacher. Through his journey, he now refers to Turgenev as a friend. ISBN: 0330364995. Our Book No: 28820. $15 AUD.
53. Doyle, Martin (1864). Small Farms: A Practical Treatise Intended for Persons Inexperienced in Husbandry, but Desirous of Employing Time and Capital in the Cultivation of the Soil (New ed). London: Routledge, Warne & Routledge. 116 pp. Hardback very small, very good condition, rebound half-bound (marbled boards, green cloth spine & corners), new green marbled endpapers, edges marbled, frontispiece drawing (engraving, minor edge loss), corners few pages faintly creased, minor foxing & edgewear. New edition. A practical guide for the newcomer about cultivation of the soil in farms. The author has previously written "Hints to the Small farmers of Ireland", etc., and is editor of "The Illustrated Book of Poultry". Our Book No: 15325. $40 AUD.
54. Dunhill, Thomas F. (1916). Three Short Pieces for the Piano: Moment Gracieux - A Sailor Dance - In the Hayfield [Imperial Edition no. 429: Plate B3423]. Melbourne: Allan & Co. 12 pp. Paperback folio, fair plus condition, card cover, pages lightly toned as usual, edgewear, spine ends repaired, minor annotation, owner's written name. (Copyright date, 1916. Owner's written name dated 1948.) Sheet music for three piano pieces: Moment Gracieux - A Sailor Dance - In the Hayfield. Our Book No: 16275. $10 AUD.
55. Elwell, J. B. (1912). The Principles, Rules and Laws of Auction Bridge, Stated, Explained, and Illustrated (Elwell on Auction Bridge). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 215 pp. Hardback very small, burgundy cloth cover (embossed gilt lettering), very good plus condition, all edges gilt, patterned endpapers, drawings, tables, sticker, minor edgewear. Our Book No: 13112. $15 AUD.
56. Everett, J. D. (Joseph David) (1887). Elementary Text-Book of Physics (4th ed) [Elementary Textbooks]. London: Blackie & Son. 316 pp. Hardback very small (16.8 x 11.4 cm), decorative dark brown cloth cover, dark green endpapers, good condition, figures (drawings), cover corners top corner covers worn & scuffed (particularly rear cover), edgewear corners & top spine, edges & endpapers lightly foxed, owner's written name & details. Estimated date 1887 (Trove catalogue). Scarce school textbook. Author is professor of natural philosophy, Queen's College, Belfast. Our Book No: 3247. $30 AUD.
57. Faber, Rev. F.; Wade, J. A. (arranged) (1860). The Pilgrims of the Night: Sacred Song. Sydney: J. R. Clarke (Music and Fine Art Repository). 4 pp. Paperback folio, one folded sheet, good condition, pages lightly toned & creased, minor edgewear, faint embossed stamp. (Estimated date, about 1860, Trove catalogue.). Our Book No: 15650. $30 AUD.
58. Farjeon, B. L. (1872). Grif: A Story of Australian Life. New York: Harper & Brothers. 146 pp. Hardback octavo, modern black cloth binding (gilt spine lettering, new endpapers), good plus condition overall, pages & edges notably toned, some foxing few pages, some page corners creased (one page fully creased), minor edge tears & edge loss (few pages), small hole last several pages (no loss text). A scarce early edition of this classic work by the prolific Victorian-era novelist. He emigrated to Australian and New Zealand goldfields, where this work was originally published in Dunedin in 1868. A working class novel of 19th-century Melbourne. Our Book No: 15605. $100 AUD.
59. Fogg, Wm Perry; Taylor, Bayard (introduction) (1875). Arabistan: Or the Land of "The Arabian Nights", Being Travels Through Egypt, Arabia, and Persia, to Bagdad (1st U.K. ed). London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle. 350 pp. Hardback small octavo, half-bound (leather spine & corners), good condition, black & white full-page engravings (including frontispiece), gilt lettering & raised bands spine, cloth covers little faded (embossed stamp front cover), marbled endpapers & edges, minor edgewear, bookplate (gift). Heavy. Dedicated to "the English residents of Bagdad and Bassorah". One of the first travel reports by an American travelling throughout the Middle East from cairo to Baghdad via Jerusalem. He previously wrote about his tour around the world - a series of letters to The Cleveland Leader (1872), said to be a source for Jules Verne's most famous novel (Around the world in 80 days). Bookplate: King's College, Fitzroy, awarded to Lionel Gilbert. Our Book No: 15511. $120 AUD.
60. Forbes, Henry O. (1900). Monkeys (2 volumes) [Naturalists' Library]. London: John F. Shaw. 286 + 296 pp. Two volumes. Each volume: Hardback octavo, no jacket, red cloth cover (gilt spine lettering, embossed in half-bound format), very good condition, colour plates, maps, edges lightly foxed, light foxing first & last few pages. Volume 2: top front & rear cover lightly faded, top edge front pastedown lightly red colour. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Estimated date 1900. An undated re-issue by new publisher of his 2-volume description of monkeys (originally published, 1894, in Allen's Naturalist Library). The 29 colour plates and 8 distribution maps make these wonderful old books a very good addition to any nature library. Our Book No: 21986. $60 AUD.
61. Forde, H. A. (1894). Across Two Seas: A New Zealand Tale (1st ed). London: Wells, Gardner, Darton, & Co. 188 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial green cloth cover, black & white plates, frontispiece plate (tissue guard), pages lightly toned, minor foxing (mainly page margins), corners bumped, edgewear corners, written & dated dedication. First edition. Novel for young adults set in New Zealnd. Cover drawing: young girl greets Maori warrior. (Written dedication is dated 1902. Contains all 11 internal plates, included in pagination. Publisher catalogue at rear, 4p.). Our Book No: 16656. $40 AUD.
62. Foster, Percy; Ireland, Fred (1910). My Sunlight Sue [Mullen's Sixpenny Successes, no 154]. Melbourne: Stanley Mullen Pty Ltd. 6 pp. Paperback large folio, looseleaf, good plus condition, edges little creased, abrasion mark front cover, rubber stamp. (Estimated date, Trove catalogue. Newspaper report, dated January 1911.) Sheet music for voice and piano, words by Foster, music by Ireland. List of previous Sixpenny Successes (nos 1 to 153) on rear cover. Cover blurb: "Sung with great success by Miss Goldie Collins (Brennan's Circuit) and Mr. Will White at Tivoli Theatre, also by Jules Garrison's Roman Maids". Cover portraits of Goldie Collins and Will White. Our Book No: 14460. $20 AUD.
63. Fremont, John Charles; Emory, William H.; Albert, J. W. (1849). Notes of Travel in California; Comprising the Prominent Geographical, Agricultural, Geological, and Mineralogical Features of the Country; Also, the Route to San Diego, in California, Including Parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte and Gila Rivers. Dublin: James M'Glashan. 312 pp. Hardback small, skilfully rebound modern purple cloth (gilt title & bands on spine), new endpapers, very good condition, two pages removed before title page (two pages book adverts remain), book adverts rear two pages, pages toned (minor foxing), corner creased few pages, edges darkened, pages slightly crinkled (bound with paper grain sideways, rather than the preferred vertical grain). Subtitle: From the Official Reports of Col. Fremont and Maj. Emory. This classic travel narrative contains reprints of three important reports from early America, often consulted by early pioneer travellers. The first 78 pages comprise Fremont's Geographical Memoir Upon Upper California. The next 196 pages comprise Emory's narrative A Military Tour. An appendix (34 pages) comprises Lieut. Abert's notes elaborating upon Emory's report. Our Book No: 13218. $150 AUD.
64. Garside, Firth (1877). The Adventures of Tom Hanson, or Brave Endeavours Achieve Success. London: Samuel Tinsley. 233 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good condition, original embossed pictorial green cloth cover (gilt lettering front cover & spine), all edges gilt, colour plates (one MISSING), brown endpapers (edges rubbed), frontispiece page MISSING (retains tissue guard), inner hinge repaired (brown archival tape), cover corners little bumped, corner creased several pages, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Novel for young adults, about life in England, and then travel by ship to Australia, working in Australia, and return to England. Written to demonstrate how to overcome pitfalls in life and ultimately to achieve success. (Not recorded by both Muir and O'Neill. Two plates missing - frontispiece and 1 of 12 internal plates, facing p160. Publisher catalogue at rear.). Our Book No: 16655. $80 AUD.
65. 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), full-leather cover, original leather-covered boards (scratched, moderate edgewear), presumed new leather spine (raised bands, green title label, gilt motifs & title), new endpapers, very good condition, 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. Our Book No: 14789. $240 AUD.
66. Grad, M. A. Charles (1864). L'Australie Interieure; Explorations et Voyages a Travers le Continent Australien de 1860 a 1862. Paris: Arthus Bertrand. 188 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, rebound half-bound (paper-covered boards, brown cloth spine & corner tips), card cover retained (small edge pieces missing, repaired, foxed), new marbled & white endpapers, edges untrimmed, folding colour map inside rear cover, overall minimal foxing. The author, a member of the Geographical Society of Paris, describes exploration in Australia in the years 1860 to 1862. Ferguson 10038: a scarce title in the French langauge. Includes the second expedition of Stuart (1861), Burke & Wills (1861), Frank Gregory in North West Australia, Stuart to Gulf of Carpentaria (1862), Dempster in Western Australia, Landsborough and MacKinlay in search of Burke (1862) - as well as general comment on Australian exploration and the conditions of the interior. The folding map plots the routes of the explorers. Our Book No: 16515. $160 AUD.
67. Guerin, Leon (1841). Le Tour du Monde, ou Les Mille et Une Merveilles de Voyages (2 Volumes). Paris: Langlois et Leclercq. Unnum pp. Each volume: Hardback very small (duodecimo), good condition, dark brown cloth spine (marbled boards), drawings, spine little faded, edges toned (pages lightly toned), inner hinge split (front v1, rear v2, pages firm), edgewear, annotation rear flyleaf. Heavy. A collection of ten booklets on world travel, written in the French language. Ten parts (pages individually numbered, about 140p per part) are here bound in two volumes. Volume 1: Australie - Oceanie [Voyages de Williams Jarvis] - Asie [China] - Europe Meridionale - Amerique du Sud. Volume 2: Afrique Septentrionale - Amerique Septentrionale - Asie [India] - Europe Septentrionale - Afrique. A scarce complete set of booklets. Our Book No: 16624. $200 AUD.
68. Guy, H.; Guy, C.; Paris, Alfred (illustrator) (1897). Le Roman d'un Petit Marin (2nd ed) [Bibliotheque des Ecoles et des Families]. Paris: Librarie Hachette et Cie. 272 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, original pictorial red cloth cover (spine ends chipped), black & white engravings, all edges gilt, some foxing (mainly near edges of some pages), blotchy patches rear cloth cover (small section board exposed), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Second edition. A children's maritime adventure set in Brittany [France], North Africa, India and Indo-China [Indochina]. Our Book No: 1851. $50 AUD.
69. Handley Knibbs, George (1913). Voices of the North (Book I) and Echoes of Hellas (Book II) (1st ed). London: Alston Rivers. 291 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, brown cloth cover (gilt title cover & spine), endpapers lightly toned & little foxed, pages faintly toned, top edge toned, light foxing flyleaf & title page, minor foxing some pages, inner hinge little split (pages firm), spine ends & edges little rubbed, cover corner tips little rubbed, autograph (author's written dedication). This book is epic poetry based on ancient Scandinavian and Greek myths. The foreword states that the book consists of two books, each of three parts. Part 3 of Book I and parts 2 and 3 of Book II are original poems. Parts 1 and 2 of Book 1 are paraphrases, rather than strict translations, of poems by Finnish authors. Part 1 of Book II is a translation of a rendering into German by Linke of the story we owe to Apuleius. Each Book has its own dedication, preface, and list of contents. (Extensive written dedication to his friend Rev. N. Cocks, in Greek and English, on front free flyleaf.). Our Book No: 28884. $30 AUD.
70. Hart, E. Gertrude; Hart, Annie A.; Holgate, T. W. (illustrator) (1902). At the Bend of the Creek: A Story of Australia. London: S. W. Partridge & Co. 127 pp. Hardback (19.0 x 13.2 cm), blue pictorial cloth cover, good condition, full-page black & white drawings (including frontispiece), cloth cover little flecked & soiled, front free flyleaf partly loose, endpapers toned & little foxed, pages lightly toned, edgewear, written prize dedication front free flyleaf. (Estimated date, 1902, Trove catalogue. Also date of dedication) A classic Australian novel for young adults. Plus 24p publisher's catalogue of popular illustrated books. Muir 3327. Dedication reads: "Awarded to Hilda Tucker (Lucker?) for General Proficiency. Supt Public School Annandale, J. Warren, Mistress". Our Book No: 14262. $50 AUD.
71. Hazlitt, William (Wm); Archer, William (editor); Lowe, Robert W. (Robt) (editor) (1895). Dramatic Essays. London: Walter Scott, Ltd. 231 pp. Hardback small, very good condition, burgundy cloth cover, frontispiece portrait (tissue guard), top edge gilt (little marked), endpapers toned & lightly foxed, minor edgewear. These critical essays about the British theatre were originally collected and published in 1854. Here, the editors have selected the best ones, edited, with notes and an introduction. William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830), of Irish Protestant descent, was one of the best-known literary critics and essayists. Publishers catalogue at rear (8p). Our Book No: 16854. $40 AUD.
72. Hope, Eva (1908). Stanley and Africa, by the Author of "The Life of General Gordon" (Reprint ed). London: Walter Scott Publishing. 433 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, red cloth boards, good condition, frontispiece portrait, black & white drawings, gilt title & embossed pattern spine & front cover, page edges & endpapers foxed, inner hinge lightly split, corners lightly bumped, bookplate (undated prize award), owner's written name. (Estimated date, 1908, noted as 58,000 printed.) Eva Hope (pseudonym of Marianne Farningham) wrote "The Life of General Gordon", but she is not named on the title page (only on the spine). More of Stanley's exploration and adventures in central Africa, starting in 1871, with quotes from his writings. Stanley is best known for his rescue of Livingstone in 1871. Starts with a short review of his search for Dr Livingstone, followed by the 1874 expedition to trace the course of the Congo, and concluding with the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition of 1886-9. Publishers cataloge at rear (16p). Prize award to David Scott at Beath Higher Grade School, Cowdenbeath. Our Book No: 23039. $20 AUD.
73. Howell, Mrs W. May (1869). Reminiscences of Australia: The Diggings & the Bush (1st ed). London: W. May Howell. 326 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, frontispiece portrait engraving (tissue guard), full leather binding (gilt embossed border covers, raised bands spine), rebacked (retaining spine except chipped ends), marbled endpapers & edges, few front & rear pages moderately foxed (minimal spots internally), pages faintly toned, one page corner creased, leather cover scratched (edgewear), minor edgewear. First edition. A self-published novel in three parts about life and travel in New South Wales, including the goldfields (based on personal experiences). Part 1: A Tale of the Diggings, or, Kindness is Power. Part 2: A Tale of the Bush, or, Born to be Hanged. Part 3: A Tale of the City, or, Plentiful as Blackberries. Our Book No: 15099. $400 AUD.
74. 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. $200 AUD.
75. Hume, Fergus (1889). The Piccadilly Puzzle [American Detective Series, no 40]. Cleveland, OH: Arthur Westbrook Company. 118 + 8 pp. Paperback, good condition, pictorial heritage cover, poorly printed text as usual, pages toned, corner tip creased front cover, spine ends chipped, edgewear. (Estimated date, 1889, Trove catalogue.) Scarce American edition of this novel by popular Australian writer. Our Book No: 15919. $60 AUD.
76. Inglis, James ("Maori") (1880). Our Australian Cousins (1st ed). London: Macmillan. 466 pp. Hardback thick, no jacket as issued, very good condition, original dark green cloth cover (black bands, gilt embossing front cover & spine), new black endpapers, appendices, adverts at rear, edges & endpapers & few pages lightly foxed, corners bumped, edgewear, little annotation prelim page, owner's written name & date title page. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. First edition. A Scottish traveller and resident of India settles in sunny Australia and grows to love his new country (and the climate cured his chronic arthritis). He states: "Why was this book written? Principally to satisfy the questionings of many friends in India and the old country, who continually write me such queries as these: - How do you like Australia? Would you advise me to come out? Is it healthy? Is there any sport to be had? Are the people really nice?" etc. Describes his travels and jobs throughout Australia (also New Guinea, New Zealand) - including Aborigines, manufacturing, agriculture, working classes, sporting (much on fishing), the press, government, land settlement and reform. Ferguson 10777. Annotation: "A good book on fishing". Our Book No: 14602. $120 AUD.
77. Ingoldsby, Thomas (1889). The Ingoldsby Legends, or Mirth and Marvels: Second Series [Routledge's Pocket Library]. London: George Routledge & Sons. 319 pp. Hardback very small, quarter-bound cloth cover (gilt spine lettering), good condition, black & white engravings including frontispiece, top edge gilt, endpapers & edges toned, untrimmed (pages edges very untrimmed), edgewear, owner's written name front pastedown. (Originally published, Richard Bentley, 1842: facsimile of original title page bound in.) A collection of legends, mostly in verse, including ghosts, spectres, witches, demons, babes in the wood, smugglers and buccaneers. Our Book No: 14650. $13 AUD.
78. Ireland, John (1913). Gipsy Dance [Gypsy Dance]. Sydney & Brisbane: W. H. Paling Pty Ltd. 6 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, looseleaf (unstapled), pages faintly toned, minor annotation. (Copyright date, 1913, J. Curwen & Sons, but decimal price, thus post 1966.) Sheet music for piano. Rear cover advert: Paling's Edition of Piano Classics. Annotation: "Studio copy". Our Book No: 16531. $10 AUD.
79. Jacobs-Bond, Carrie (1910). A Perfect Day (Le Jour Divin) [Plate: F.H. 1025]. Oakville, ONT / Surrey: Frederick Harris / Alfred Lengnick. 6 pp. Paperback small folio, looseleaf, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, rubber stamps, owner's written name. Sheet music. High voice. Words and music by Jacobs-Bond. Our Book No: 16116. $10 AUD.
80. Jobson, Frederick J. (1862). Australia: With Notes by the Way on Egypt, Ceylon, Bombay, and the Holy Land (3rd ed). London: Hamilton, Adams & Co. 281 pp. Hardback small (18.7 x 13.0 cm), very good condition, rebound in brown vinyl cloth, new endpapers, colour engraving frontispiece, adverts, pages & endpapers lightly toned, minimal faint foxing, minor edgewear, copy 1. The diaries of husband (Wesleyan minister) and his wife, describing travels in Australia (Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania) during the 1850s and 1860s. Plus a description of travel to Asia and the Middle East when sailing to and from Australia. At rear: adverts for his other books (6p). Our Book No: 21798. $25 AUD.
81. Jobson, Frederick J. (1862). Australia: With Notes by the Way on Egypt, Ceylon, Bombay, and the Holy Land (1st ed). London: Hamilton, Adams & Co. 281 pp. Hardback small (18.7 x 13.0 cm), very good condition, original blue-black cloth cover (embossed), colour engraving frontispiece (with tissue guard), adverts at rear, spine recased (retains original cloth, little faded), endpaper hinges strengthened archival tape, pages lightly toned as usual, minimal faint foxing, minor edgewear, copy 2. First edition. The diaries of husband (Wesleyan minister) and his wife, describing travels in Australia (Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania) during the 1850s and 1860s. Plus a description of travel to Asia and the Middle East when sailing to and from Australia. At rear: adverts for his other books (6p). Our Book No: 21798A. $90 AUD.
82. Jones, William (1914). Reminiscences of the Franco-German War of 1870. London: Peace Society / Headley Brothers. 96 pp. Hardback small, red cloth cover (spine little faded), no jacket as issued, good plus condition, black & white photo frontispiece, edges & title page little foxed, free flyleaves little toned (minor label remains front flyleaf), minor edgewear spine ends cloth cover (minor bumping), minor pencil annotation. By the Hon. Commissioner of the War Victim's Fund of the Society of Friends (Quakers), which conducted relief work in France during 1870-71. Tellingly describes some of the barbarities and huge loss of life in this senseless war between France and Prussia. Our Book No: 14705. $88 AUD.
83. Kern, Jerome; Rourke, M. E. (words) (1914). They Didn't Believe Me. Sydney: Albert J. & Son. 6 pp. Paperback folio, looseleaf, good condition, pages toned, covers little marked, minor edgewear, rubber bookshop stamp. Copyright date, 1914. Sheet music: words by M. E. Rourke, music by Jerome Kern. From the movie: "Till the Clouds Roll By" (M.G.M. Technicolor), based on the life and music of Jerome Kern, starring Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra (pictured) and others. Recorded on H.M.V. EA3813, The Melachrino Strings, etc. Our Book No: 15882. $10 AUD.
84. Keyworth, Rev. Thos. (1881). Dick the Newsboy. Glasgow: Scottish Temperance League / John S. Marr & Sons. 62 pp. Hardback very small, embossed olive green cloth cover (gilt & black inlay, little mottled), good condition, few full-page drawings (including frontispiece), inner hinges split (pages firm), pages little toned & foxed, minor edgewear, bookplate (gift certificate) inside front cover. About a little boy who is a teetotaller, and his healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. Plus 8-page catalogue of temperance books at rear. Bookplate of Primitive Methodist Sabbath School, Forest Lodge (Sydney), dated 1883. Our Book No: 15608. $15 AUD.
85. Kingston, William H. G. (1865). The Gilpins and Their Fortunes: An Australian Tale (1st ed). London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK). 171 pp. Hardback small, good condition, quarter-bound patterned cloth (gilt title on spine), engraved frontispiece, four leaves of plates, edges & pages toned, small loss & closed tear top spine, light foxing endpapers & few pages, minor edgewear, front inner hinge little split (pages firm, free flyleaf little loose), owner's written name. (True first edition, undated but 1865, Trove catalogue & Muir 3936.) An early children's story set in Australia. Suitable for young adults and adults who like old collectable books. Our Book No: 28871. $50 AUD.
86. Knos, Teodor (1875). Bilder ur Lifvet i Australian: Reseskildringar. Stockholm: Albert Bonniers Forlag. 263 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, blue cloth cover (gilt embossed design front cover & spine), full-page drawings (woodcuts), duplicate (extra-illustrated) title page, frontispiece drawing (with tissue guard), single-colour maps at rear, recased (new grey endpapers), minimal foxing (moderate first & last page), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. A narrative written from letters sent by Knos (Knoes) when he travelled throughout New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria in 1873. Written in the Swedish language. Superb gilt front cover design of Aborigine with spear, kangaroo, emu and platypus surrounded by vegetation. Our Book No: 16596. $150 AUD.
87. Kotzebue, August von; Kotsebue, August von (title page) (1800). Broeder Morits, de Zonderlinge, of de Volkplanting voor de Pelew-Eilanden, Tooneelspel in 3 Bedrijven. City Not Stated: Publisher Not Stated. 162 pp. Hardback very small, no jacket, good condition, rebound (new endpapers), pages toned & creased from age, edges untrimmed, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, from similar editions published in the 1790s and 1800s, Worldcat.) A play by the popular German playwright, August von Kotzebue (1761 - 1819) here translated into the Dutch language. Our Book No: 16595. $30 AUD.
88. Langey, Otto (1912). Practical Tutor for the Viola (Revised ed). London: Hawkes & Son. 119 pp. Paperback small folio, very good condition, card cover, black cloth spine (mottled, small piece missing top edge), sticker mark front cover, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1912, Worldcat.) Mainly sheet music of instructional pieces for the viola (tenor-violin). Plus a few pages of notes on viola playing at the beginning. Our Book No: 15536. $50 AUD.
89. Lauterer, Dr. Joseph (1900). Australien und Tasmanien: Nach eigener Anschauung und Forschung Wissneschaftlich und Praktisch Geschildert. Freiburg im Breisgau: Herderische Verlagshandlung. 482 pp. Hardback large octavo, no jacket, very good condition, original green cloth pictorial cover (gilt lettering), figures (black & white engravings), map, colour frontispiece (tissue guard, little foxed), recased (new grey endpapers), edges little foxed & marked, minor edgewear cloth cover (corners little bumped & chipped, small split spine), stickers, rubber stamps, magazine clipping pasted inside front cover. Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A history of Australia including Tasmania, written in the German language (gothic script). Aboriginal theme. Rubber stamp of private library (Julius Bader, Augsburg). Joseph Lauterer (1848 - 1911) was born in Freiburg, Germany. He practiced as a medical doctor for many years in Brisbane. He also had a strong interest in botany, and pioneered the study of poisonous and medicinal plants, eucalyptus resins, Aboriginal medicine. and Aboriginal languages. Our Book No: 16478. $150 AUD.
90. Lewis, William (1746). A Course of Practical Chemistry: In Which are Contained All the Operations Described in Wilson's Complete Course of Chemistry: With Many New, and Several Uncommon Processes (1st ed). London: Printed for J. Nourse.  + 432 +  pp. Hardback octavo, full suede leather cover (slightly worn & scuffed, raised bands on spine), recased, good condition, nine engraved plates, two metal clasps on fore-edge (unclasp to read book), publisher booklist & index at rear, pages & edges toned & lightly foxed (few pages moderately foxed), two rubber stamps. First edition. Subtitle: To Each Article is Given, the Chemical History, and to Most, an Account of the Quantities of Oils, Salts, Spirits, Yielded in Distillation, &c.: From Lemery, Hoffman, the French Memoirs, Philosophical Transactions, &c. and from the Author's Own Experience: with Copper Plates. A scarce early chemistry textbook by the extraordinary pioneer physician and experimental chemist William Lewis (1708 - 1781). (Contains rubber stamps of two previous owners: George Z. Dupain, dated 1921, and R. Archer.). Our Book No: 13129. $300 AUD.
91. Liversidge, M. A. (1907). Elementary Botany. London: Blackie & Son. 128 pp. Hardback very small, no jacket as issued, very good condition, red cloth cover (black lettering), figures, sticker mark front cover, minimal foxing few pages, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1907, Trove catalogue & Worldcat.) A much better preserved copy than usual of this little illustrated British school textbook. Our Book No: 14607. $25 AUD.
92. MacDonald, Donald; Ishigami, Dr Tohiu; Kitasato, Prof. Shibasaburo (1905). A Text-Book on Plague, Translated, Enlarged, and Illustrated with Pathogenic Horticulture [Japanese Text-Book on Plague]. Adelaide: D. MacDonald / Vardon & Pritchard (Printers). 180 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, original dark green cloth cover (gilt lettering, front cover little stained), figures (including black & white text-photos), colour plates, frontispiece, minor foxing, pages lightly toned, edgewear (notably spine ends, corners bumped), owner's sticker, rubber stamp, annotation front free flyleaf. This textbook was originally written in Japanese by Ishigami, and later revised by Kitasato. The current edition was translated, enlarged, illustrated and self-published by Donald MacDonald, late Consulting Bacteriologist to the South Australian Government. With 152 illustrations and three chromolithographic plates. Part I is a translation of the Japanese text in 21 chapters. Part II is an extra six chapters by MacDonald, being pathogenic horticulture. Library sticker of Prof. Bryan Gandevia. Rubber stamp of Prof. Edward Ford. Our Book No: 16457. $120 AUD.
93. Mallinson, Albert (1898). Snowflakes (Schneeflocken) [Plate: F.H. 145]. London: Frederick Harris Music. 8 pp. Paperback large quarto, looseleaf as issued, good plus condition, pages lightly toned, spine ends little torn, small cuff front cover, minor edgewear. (Copyright, 1898, but modern printing.) Sheet music. Music by Mallinson, but the creator of the poem is unknown (anonymous). List of Albert Mallinson's songs on both front and rear covers. Our Book No: 16128. $10 AUD.
94. Mallinson, Albert (1898). Slow, Horses, Slow [Albert Mallinson Leider - Songs: Plate F.H. 143]. Oakville, ONT: Frederick Harris Music Co. 8 pp. Paperback small folio, looseleaf, good condition, cover spine torn repaired, pages lightly toned, edgewear, rubber stamp. (Copyright, 1898.) Sheet music. List of Albert Mallinson songs on front & rear covers. Printed in England. Our Book No: 15816. $10 AUD.
95. Mars; Bonvoisin, Maurice (true name) (1892). Sable & Galet: Plages Normandes et Plages du Nord: de Cherbourg a Rosendael - Dunkerque. Paris: Librarie Plon. 72 pp. Hardback folio (32.0 x 25.5 cm), good condition, pictorial green cloth cover, colour & black & white drawings (some full-page), pages lightly toned, corners & spine ends bumped & worn, minor foxing, edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Estimated date, Worldcat.) Title in English: "Sand & Pebble (Normandy Beaches and Northern Beaches)". Drawings and humorous text on one side of page only. Fabulous drawings & cartoons (lithographs) of French beach scenes. By Maurice Bonvoisin (1849 - 1912), under the pseudonym Mars. Our Book No: 15673. $100 AUD.
96. Meredith, Mrs Charles [Louisa Anne]; Barrow, John (1844). Notes and Sketches of New South Wales During a Residence in That Colony From 1839 to 1844 [with] The Life, Voyages, and Exploits of Sir Francis Drake with Numerous Original Letters From Him and the Lord High Admiral to the Queen and Great Officers of State (2 volumes in 1) (1st combined ed) [Murray's Colonial & Home Library]. London: John Murray. 164 +187 pp. Hardback small (18.4 x 13.0 cm), no jacket, very good condition, original red embossed cloth cover (rebacked, gilt spine lettering), edges & pages lightly toned, trace of foxing, minor edgewear, bookseller's sticker, bookplate. The first book is one the most penetrating and controversial descriptions of life in early Australia from a woman's viewpoint (when she was living at Homebush Bay, western Sydney). The second book is the second edition abridged story of Sir Francis Drake's life, voyages, and exploits. Publishers catalogue (Home and Colonial Library, 16p.) at rear. Our Book No: 21791. $120 AUD.
97. Mikkelsen, Capt. Ejnar (1913). Lost in the Arctic: Being the Story of the 'Alabama' Expedition, 1909 - 1912 (1st ed). London: William Heinemann. 400 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, original green cloth cover (silver picture & lettering front cover), black & white photos, foldout colour map at rear (lightly foxed), endpapers toned, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.5 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The author lead an expedition to northwest Greenland where an earlier Danish expedition by Mylius-Erichsen and Hagenhad (1906 - 1908) had mapped and explored the area, but resulted in loss of three lives as well as their diaries and journals. The author recovered these and describes the northwest (Arctic) coast of Greenland in detail during an extraordinary three-year journey. Our Book No: 15825. $200 AUD.
98. Morel, Gabriel (1914). Norwegian Cradle Song Tone Picture: Piano Solo [Piano Solos of Gabriel Morel: Plate B1697]. Melbourne: Allan & Co. Unnum 8 pp. Paperback small folio, very good condition, card cover, stitched spine, pages lightly toned, minor foxing & edgewear, owner's written name. (Copyright, 1914, but sheet music advert is copyrighted 1928.) Sheet music, includes "Confession" (1p) at rear. Our Book No: 16196. $10 AUD.
99. Napier, Francis; Keddie, Mr. W. (notes) (1876). Notes of a Voyage from New South Wales to the North Coast of Australia, from the Journal of the Late Francis Napier (1st ed). [Glasgow]: [James R. Napier]. 96 pp. Hardback small (19.0 x 13.0 cm), no jacket as issued, very good condition, original blue cover (gilt vignette, border & spine lettering, little faded), black endpapers, full-page black & white plates, frontispiece portrait (tissue guard), errata page, maps (including foldouts at rear, creased at folds), minor foxing (mainly plates & maps & page edges), edges & pages faintly toned, bottom edge little bumped, some edgewear, two small bookshop stickers. (Estimated date, 1876, Trove catalogue.) In 1867 Francis Napier joined the South Australian Government expedition under Captain Francis Cadell to the north coast of the state (now the Northern Territory) searching for suitable sites for a capital and agricultural settlement. He examined the Liverpool River, went up the Roper River in a small steamer and visited Port Darwin, Anson Bay and the Victoria River. Cadell's report, published in the South Australian Parliamentary Papers for 1867, was criticised at the time. As a result, Napier’s “Notes” were the only public account of the expedition and are an important document of the early contact and charting of the region. It was compiled from Napier’s journal by his family and privately printed in Glasgow following his death in 1875. The plates, drawn with lithographic crayon, were done by a brother of Napier, and are signed “JMN”. (Ferguson 13058. Scarce. Small bookshop stickers: A. H. Spencer Hill of Content, Berkelouw Bookdealers. All five maps present: 1 internal page, and 4 as foldouts. All 8 lithographic plates present, as listed on contents page.). Our Book No: 16838. $880 AUD.
100. O'Donahue, T. A. (1904). Colliery Surveying: A Primer Designed for the Use of Students and Colliery Manager Aspirants (Reprint ed). London: Macmillan & Co. 163 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, good condition, black & white drawings, cover little flecked, spine lightly faded, edges lightly foxed, endpapers toned & little foxed, pages lightly toned, owner's written names (two), spine ends chipped, rubber stamp inside front cover. This book has been written at the request of a number of students who read the authors articles on surveying published in "Mining". The book has an easy-to-understand text, practical use, and a variety of illustrations geared towards the students who have an elementary knowledge of arithmetic. Our Book No: 26211. $20 AUD.
101. O'Regan, William (1817). Memoirs of the Legal, Literary, and Political Life of the Late the Right Honourable John Philpot Curran, Once Master of the Rolls in Ireland (1st ed). London / Dublin: James Harper / Richard Milliken. 316 pp. Hardback (22.0 x 14.0 cm), very good condition, quarter-bound light brown calf leather binding along spine (lightly mottled, black spine label with gilt lettering), patterned brown cloth cover, grey endpapers (sticker), pages lightly toned, corner tips frayed (first & last few pages), edges toned, minimal foxing (mostly last few pages). First edition. Title continues: "Comprising Copious Anecdotes of his Wit and Humour; and a Selection of His Poetry [etc]". A barrister records the memoirs of Curran (1750 - 1817), a popular Irish lawyer, politician, orator, wit and poet. He supported parliamentary reform and Catholic emancipation, and he defended in a court a number of Irishmen against their Protestant accusers. Our Book No: 12606. $35 AUD.
102. Opper, F. [Frederick Burr] (1903). Our Antediluvian Ancestors (1st UK ed). London: C. Arthur Pearson. Unnum 204 pp. Hardback large quarto (29 x 22.6 cm), red cloth cover with gilt text & decoration (lightly soiled, tight binding), very good condition, top edge gilt, frontispiece & full-page black & white cartoons (plates), front free flyleaf and one page creased, free flyleaves toned, free flyleaves & pastedowns slightly foxed, extensive pencil drawing on rear free flyleaf, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Each cartoon has a verbal caption on the facing page, and a pair of blank pages lies between each cartoon. A selection of cartoons by the pioneer American cartoonist and illustrator. The cartoons are taken from a comic strip, The Antediluvian Ancestors, in the New York Journal (a William Randolph Hearst newspaper) from 1901. The characters in the cartoons portray prehistoric behaviour - as if such human behaviour has not changed even today. Our Book No: 12471. $100 AUD.
103. Orr, Stewart; Brymer, John (1909). Gammon and Spinach. London, Glasgow & Dublin: Blackie & Son. 104 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, good condition, red cloth spine, pictorial board cover (soiled, considerable edgewear, rear cover very scuffed), grey endpapers, full-page colour drawings, first few & last few pages foxed (otherwise minimal internally), small edge tears, scuffing few pages, written & dated dedication. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Estimated date, 1909, written dedication.) A scarce collectible children's picture book, verses by John Brymer, drawings by Stewart Orr. Consists of a series of vignettes (4-line verse) with colour picture on facing page, separated from the next pair by two blank pages. Our Book No: 16431. $200 AUD.
104. Palmer, A. H. (1892). The Life and Letters of Samuel Palmer, Painter and Etcher: Written and Edited by A. H. Palmer (1st ed). London: Seeley & Co. Limited. 424 pp. Hardback large octavo, rebound half-leather (black spine label with gilt lettering, ornate gilt bands spine ends), speckled board covers & new endpapers, very good condition, red lettering title page, black & white etchings (including frontispiece portrait, original etching MISSING), edges untrimmed, minor light toning & foxing. Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. First edition. Compiled by his son, Alfred Palmer. Samuel Palmer (1805 - 1881) was an English landscape painter, etcher, printmaker and prolific writer. He was a key figure of English Romanticism, and produced visionary pastoral paintings, under the influence of William Blake. In 1909, Alfred burned a great number of his fathers' notes and sketchbooks so this volume has become a vital source for Palmer's life. Includes catalogue of exhibited works at rear (20p) + publisher adverts (2p). Original sketch (The Willow) MISSING, otherwise 23 engravings spread over 19 pages. Our Book No: 14006. $300 AUD.
105. Parnell, Mrs E. B.; Watson, R. H. L. (1879). Let There be Light. Sydney: J. Reading & Co. 8 incl. covers pp. Paperback large folio (34.7 x 25.6 cm), looseleaf, good condition, small piece missing base spine (spine repaired), edgewear, written & dated dedication. Scarce item of Australian sheet music. Estimated date, 1879, Trove catalogue. Written by Parnell, composed by Watson (organist of St Peter's Woolloomooloo), expressly for Mr Andrew Fairfax, and dedicated to the Rev. G. H. Moreton. Songs for piano. Written dedication is dated 11/1/81 (or 87). Our Book No: 16052. $50 AUD.
106. Partrige, Sydney; [Partridge, Sydney]; Murray, E. H. (illustrator) (1907). Rocky Section: An Australian Romance. Brisbane: Steele Rudd & Co. Ltd / Powell & Co. (Printers). 188 pp. Hardback octavo, very good condition, pictorial tan cloth cover (lightly marked), black & white plates (including frontispiece), new endpapers, pages lightly toned (notably last page), minor edgewear, rubber bookshop stamp title page. An historical romance set in rural Australia. This novel originally appeared as a serial in "Steele Rudd's Magazine". The author's name is also Sydney Partridge in some other novels, and is a pseudonym for Kate Margaret Partridge (1871 - 1953), who wrote novels jointly with another writer. Contains all four plates (rarely found). Review: "This is an Australian love story pure and simple. A young Queenslander falls in love with a fascinating girl from town but is jilted in favour of a titled man with money. He becomes a misogynist of the deepest dye, and buries himself in a veritable wilderness called Rocky Section Ñ miles from anywhere. One day he discovers a girl near his place who has evidently lost her way and fainted from sheer exhaustion. He takes her to his hut and revives her, only to find that she has lost her memory and cannot tell where she comes from. He hates women with a bitter hatred, but is on the horns of a dilemma. What happens? "The way out" is most interesting, but you must read it for yourself." Our Book No: 16426. $150 AUD.
107. Peace, Justice of (1804). The Justice of Peace's Guide, Being a Collection of Precedents, Relating to the Office of Justice of Peace (10th ed). Dublin: Peter Hoey (Printer). 200 +  pp. Hardback very small (17.0 x 10.4 cm), brown full calf leather cover with raised bands & title label on spine (spotted, with some loss from spine at top edge & sides), fair - good condition, corner several pages creased, foxing almost entirely absent (but some smudges & creasing during printing). (Tenth edition, published in Dublin, 1804.) A rare Irish legal book in need of sympathetic rebinding. Includes table of contents (14p) at rear. Our Book No: 12626. $130 AUD.
108. Phillips, Montague F.; Teschemacher, Edward (1913). The Enchanted Forest [Plate: 25583]. London: Chappell & Co. Ltd. 8 pp. Paperback folio, very good condition, looseleaf, edges little foxed, pages lightly toned, rubber price stamp, owner's rubber stamp, owner's written name. Sheet music by Phillips, words by Teschemacher (from "Dream Songs"). No 2 in D underlined. List of Chappell songs on rear cover. Our Book No: 14024. $10 AUD.
109. Potts, H. W. (1910). Pigs and Their Management (1st ed). Sydney: Department of Agriculture New South Wales / William Applegate Gullick, Government Printer. 182 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, grey cloth covers, black & white drawings & photos, figures, rear cloth cover little flecked & soiled, endpapers toned, pages lightly toned, light foxing some pages & edges, spine faded, cover corners & spine ends little worn & bumped, tiny tears top spine at cover joins, owner's written name & date. This charming old and well-loved book is all about pig farming. There are many photos and plans on how to set up the sties to keep the pigs happy. With chapters on Construction of Sties by A. Brooks, and Diseases of the Pig by the Veterinary Officers of the Stock Branch, Department of Agriculture. This is a great addition to any rural book collection. Our Book No: 28156. $30 AUD.
110. Publishing Company, Commercial (1903). Old Times: Volume 1, no 1 to Volume 1, no 3 [3 issues]. Sydney: Commercial Publishing Company. 235 pp. Each issue: Hardback large quarto, paper-covered boards (dark green cloth spine), very good condition, black & white text-photos, adverts, hinge little split (pages firm), edgewear. Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. We offer the first 3 (of 4 published) issues of this Australian historical magazine, in the scarce hardback format. Consecutively numbered pages. "A unique illustrated history of the early days, dealing with every phase of life from the arrival of Governor Phillip, with many reminiscences of old colonists living and dead" - Caption from Vol. 1, no. 2 (May 1903). Our Book No: 15214A. $100 AUD.
111. Reade, Charles (1899). A Perilous Secret. New York: Harper & Brothers. 160 pp. Hardback small, green cloth cover (embossed gilt lettering), very good condition, printed in double columns, bookplate, top corners & base of rear cover little bumped. (Bookplate of H. S. Fisher.) The last novel (a complex thriller) by the English dramatist and novelist (1814 - 1884), published after his death. Our Book No: 12355. $15 AUD.
112. Remington (1908). Directions for Using the Remington Standard Typewriter: Visible Models 10 and 11. New York: Remington Typewriter Company. 22 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white drawings, faint vertical crease covers & pages, pages lightly toned, minor foxing edges. (Estimated date, 1908.). Our Book No: 15011. $20 AUD.
113. Rietstap, J. B.; Rietmann, O. & Kelly, William (1867). Australie: De Jongste Zee-en Landreizen in dat Werelddeel, aan het Volk Verhaald. Leiden: Van den Heuvell & Van Santen. 274 pp. Hardback large octavo, very good condition, green cloth cover (gilt & black embosssed cover & spine), colour frontispiece, edges faintly foxed, minor edgewear & bumping corners, top spine little frayed, prize bookplate. (Estimated date, 1867, Ferguson 14922. Trove catalogue, 1870s.) A rare Dutch translation by Johannes Baptist Rietstap (1828 - 1891) of two books about travel to Australia and the south west Pacific islands in the 1850s. The first book is "Wanderungen in Australien und Polynesien" (in German language), by O. Rietmann. The second book is "Life in Victoria, or Victoria in 1853, and Victoria in 1858", by William Kelly. Frontispiece is chromolithograph of Sydney. Bookplate is prize awarded at Institution de Glimes, Anvers (dated 1876). Our Book No: 15603. $400 AUD.
114. Roy, Mme; Perron, J. (1909). Les Explorations Géographiques au XIXe Siècle. Paris: Societe d'Edition et de Publications. 256 pp. Hardback large quarto, no jacket, very good condition, quarto-bound, leather spine (raised bands, gilt lettering), marbled boards & endpapers, drawings, maps, spine ends chipped (edges worn), pages toned, string bookmark, dated bookplate (school prize certificate). Heavy (1.5 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Estimated date, 1909, bookplate.) Title in English: "Geographic explorations of the 19th century". A worthy worldwide survey of exploration, written in the French language. Our Book No: 16808. $100 AUD.
115. Saint-Saens, C.; Spicker, Max (editor) (1911). Operatic Anthology: Mon Coeur S'Ouvre a ta Voix (My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice). New York: G. Schirmer. 10 pp. Paperback large quarto, cloth binding, good condition, pages lightly toned, tear bottom edge pages repaired, edgewear, owner's written name. Sheet music for soprano. Extracted from "Samson et Dalila". Text in English and French language. Copyright 1889, renewed in 1911. Written name is "Mrs E. Murdoch. Our Book No: 15301. $10 AUD.
116. Schachner, Robert (1912). Austraalia ja Uusi Seelanti: Maa, Kansa ja Talous (Mukaellen Suomensi A. K.). Jyvaskylassa: K. J. Gummerus Osakeyhtio. 61 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, card cover, pages lightly toned, spine little torn (repaired), minor edgewear. Title translation: "Australia and New Zealand: Country, Nation and Economy (Nicely translated by A.K.)". A pamphlet, translated (probably from German) into Finnish, about Australia and New Zealand up to the 1900s. (Robert Schachner, a German economist, wrote a series of letters from Australia during 1906 - 1907, about the supposed worker's paradise in Australia.). Our Book No: 16556. $30 AUD.
117. Scoresby, Rev. William; Smith, Archibald (editor) (1859). Journal of a Voyage to Australia and Round the World, for Magnetical Research (1st ed). London: Longman, Green Longman, & Roberts. 96 + 315 + 24 pp. Hardback large octavo, no jacket as issued, good plus condition, original black embossed cloth cover (gilt spine lettering), colour plates, black & white engraving frontispiece portrait, tables, figures (some colour), foldout colour map loosely inserted (fragile, repaired, plus facsimile copy), new endpapers, few end pages edges repaired, errata slip tipped in, pages faintly toned (edges toned), minor edgewear. First edition. Pages 1 - 96: "Exposition of magnetical principles ... disturbance in iron ships". Followed by, pages 1 - 315: "Narrative of the voyage". Rev. Scoresby (1789 - 1857), the noted Arctic explorer, later became the first navigator to investigate the changes in magnetism in an iron ship as it sailed from the northern to southern hemisphere. He was appointed in 1855 to the Liverpool Compass Committee which investigated the deviation of the compass in wooden and iron ships in response to losses at sea caused by compass errors. In 1856 he and his his wife sailed on the maiden voyage of the "Royal Charter" to Australia and back, to make systematic observations on the magnetism of iron ships. He was awarded an honorary MA degree at Melbourne University during this visit. His pleasing results were published in 1859 after his death. (Ferguson 15510. Publisher's catalogue at rear. Includes facsimile of foldout map, loosely inserted.). Our Book No: 16813. $650 AUD.
118. Searcy, Alfred (1911). By Flood and Field: Adventures Ashore and Afloat in North Australia. Melbourne: George Robertson & Co. 327 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, good plus condition, original burgundy cloth cover (gilt lettering, minimal marks), black & white photos (plates) including frontispiece, foldout map at rear, front free flyleaf inexpertly pasted onto pastedown & creased (otherwise very good condition internally), pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1911, preface date.) First edition. The author was for 14 years the sub-collector of customs at Port Darwin, Northern Territory of South Australia. He previously wrote "In Australian Tropics" (1907) about his experiences. Here he recounts further experiences and elaborates on his previous reports about the tropical geography and history. Notable mention of Aborigines. Our Book No: 16202. $35 AUD.
119. Sikes, Bartholomew (1860). Sikes' Tables of the Concentrated Strength of Spirits, with Directions for the Use of His Hydrometer [etc] (Revised ed). City Not Stated: Publisher Not Stated. 143 + 7 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, embossed purple cloth boards, gilt title, edges little foxed, minor foxing pages, pages lightly toned, boards & edges little rubbed, light stain front pastedown, inner hinge little split (pages firm), page of calculations tipped-in front free endpaper, minor annotation rear flyleaf, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (acetate). Title continues: "Established throughout the United Kingdom for estimating the duties of spirituous liquors. By Act of Parliament, 58 Geo. III., cap. 28. To which is added, Tables of Specific Gravity adapted to the use of the hydrometer". This special book explains the use of a hydrometer to measure the concentrated strength of spirits. This book would be a wonderful addition to a collection of culinary books, or anyone interested in the history of making spirits. Tipped-in leaf contains thermometric calculations. Our Book No: 28856. $80 AUD.
120. Silesu, Lao; Ross, Adrian (1912). A Little Love, a Little Kiss (Un Peu d'Amour) [Plate: 34870]. London: Chappell & Co. Ltd. 8 pp. Paperback quarto, looseleaf, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, rubber stamp (little smudged). (Copyright date, 1912.) Sheet music, being no. 2 in D. Words by Ross, music by Silesu. Rear cover: List of Chappell's popular songs. Also songs by Donald O'Keefe, Bruce Siever and Hero de Rance (last two pages). Our Book No: 16127. $10 AUD.
121. Simpson, Harold; Ronald, Landon (1906). A Cycle of Life: Five Songs: No. 3 High Voice. London: Enoch & Sons. 22 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), card cover (sticker, little marked), very good condition, pages lightly toned. Sheet music for songs (lyrics by Simpson, music by Ronald), dedicated to - and sung by - Madame Melba. The five songs are: Prelude; Down in the Forest (Spring); Love I Have Won You (Summer); Winds are Calling (Autumn); Drift Down, Drift Down (Winter). No 3 (High Voice) underlined. Our Book No: 13863. $15 AUD.
122. Smeeton, George (1824). The Unique. London: George Smeeton, Old Bailey. Unnum pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, brown cloth cover (cloth little faded, spine label 80% complete), fair plus condition, black & white engravings & frontispiece (with tissue guards), tide marks bottom part of spine, tide marks bottom of first & last 20 pages near hinge (previous water contact now dry), edges untrimmed (few pages shortened), minor edgewear (mainly spine ends), minor foxing & toning, two bookplates front pastedown. Heavy. (Estimated date, 1824, Trove. Limited edition of 100 copies.) Collected edition, being 2 volumes in 1. Finely engraved plates on fine handmade paper. Biographical sketches of famous celebrities, mainly Britons, facing each engraving. Has a few Australian references: Ferguson 987A. (Bookplates of Guy Chapman [Savile Club, London] and G. & N. Ingleton.). Our Book No: 14553. $80 AUD.
123. Smith, G. Barnett (1902). The Romance of the South Pole: Antarctic Voyages and Explorations (1st ed). London: Thomas Nelson. 235 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, good condition, pictorial blue cloth cover, decorative spine, black & white plates including frontispiece, moderate foxing prelim pages (light on edges), light toning endpapers, corners lightly bumped, spine ends & cover corners little worn, minor edgewear, prize book plate front pastedown. A detailed and entertaining report for young adults on Antarctic navigation. Includes Captain Cook's first voyage, and later voyages leading to his death. The book is described as a young adults adventure, however it would be of interest for anyone who wants to learn about Antarctic life. Our Book No: 28470. $35 AUD.
124. Sowden, W. J.; Tate, Prof. Ralph (appendix) (1882). The Northern Territory as It Is: A Narrative of the South Australian Parliamentary Party's Trip, and Full Descriptions of the Northern Territory, its Settlements and Industries. Adelaide: W. K. Thomas & Co. 192 + 6 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, original black cloth cover (gilt lettering, minor marks, corners bumped), adverts at rear, new endpapers, cloth top spine split & chipped, edges little foxed, minor edgewear, otherwise internally excellent. Cover subtitle continues: "With An Appendix, Containing Reports on the General Resources of the Territory By Professor Tate, F. G. S." Plus six pages of adverts at rear. His detailed account of the Northern Territory after 20 years of South Australian administration. He travelled for two and a half months under difficult conditions with the South Australian Parliamentary Party, which inspected the current state of the Territory. Contains chapters on Palmerston (later renamed Darwin), the far interior, Government plantations, and the rich riverine country. The 33-page appendix by Tate details the natural resources and geology of the Northern Territory. Our Book No: 16204. $60 AUD.
125. Steele, Rev. Jas (1916). Early Days of Windsor, N. S. Wales (2nd ed). Sydney: Tyrrell's Limited. 248 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, original olive cloth cover (black lettering), black & white photos (including frontispiece), two maps at rear, foxing edges & endpapers & some internal pages (otherwise some minor foxing), some bubbling front cover cloth, minor edgewear. Written by the Rev. Jas Steele, being a detailed history of the town of Windsor and the Hawkesbury area on the Hawkesbury River, New South Wales. Covers Windsor's history from exploration starting in 1788 and the first settlers in 1794 through to 1915. First published as a series in the "Windsor and Richmond Gazette" between August 1914 and February 1915. As a result of public interest and input, the text was revised and added to in order to make it more accurate and inclusive. Includes information on pioneer families, street name origins, Old Government House, churches, cemeteries, schools, judiciary, government institutions, the Hawkesbury River, bridges, weather, professions, newspaper, horse racing, etc. Our Book No: 16476. $40 AUD.
126. Stumpf, George (1800). An Essay on the Practical History of Sheep in Spain, and of the Spanish Sheep in Saxony, Anhalt Dessau &c. (1st English ed). Dublin: Dublin Society / Printer: Graisberry & Campbell. 277 pp. Hardback (21.2 x 13.5 cm), rebound heritage cover (patterned leatherette spine, marbled boards, gilt spine lettering & bands), new endpapers, very good condition, black & white drawings, minimal foxing edges. First English edition. A scarce agricultural book, mainly by Stumpf but including essays by other agriculturalists, about the history and features of the Spanish (merino) sheep - upon which Australia's stock was originally based. Apart from Spain, the book also covers Germany, Sweden and America. This is the English translation (slightly condensed) of a German-language book, originally published in Leipsick (Leipzig), 1785. Contains textual reproductions of nine plates at the rear (numbered III - IX, XXI - XXII). AE 226-301. Our Book No: 12603. $450 AUD.
127. Suares, Andre (1915). Occident: Commentaires sur la Guerre des Boches IV [West: Commentaries on the German War IV]. Paris: Emile-Paul Freres. 108 pp. Hardback octavo, floral paper-covered boards, red cloth spine (gilt decoration & lettering), very good condition, floral endpapers, wide text margins, untrimmed edges, minor edgewear, pencil annotation front free flyleaf, initialled bookplate front pastedown. The fourth volume of commentary on WW1, this time the Western front. Our Book No: 14298. $40 AUD.
128. Tebbutt, John (1887). History and Description: Mr Tebbutt's Observatory, Windsor, New South Wales. Sydney: Joseph Cook & Co., Printers. 74 pp. Paperback small octavo, good condition, stapled pamphlet, card cover (covers staples), edge pieces missing covers, small pieces missing spine, archival tape repairs front cover, minimal foxing endpapers, rubber stamp, owner's written name front cover. A scarce pamphlet written by the astronomer John Tebbutt who owned a private observatory at Windsor, just northwest of Sydney. Rubber stamp and written name of Glasgow Observatory. Our Book No: 16587. $70 AUD.
129. Teschemacher, Edward; Lohr, Hermann (1909). Where My Caravan Has Rested: From "Romany Songs". London: Chappell & Co. Ltd. 6 pp. Paperback folio, very good condition, cloth strip along spine, minor edgewear, rubber stamp, owner's written names. (Copyright date, 1909.) Sheet music for voice and piano, words by Teschemacher, music by Lohr. No 2 in F underlined. Rear cover: Extensive list of Chappell & Co's Popular Songs. Our Book No: 14696. $12 AUD.
130. Thomas, N. W. (1906). Natives of Australia: With Thirty-Two Full-Page Illustrations and One Map (1st ed) [The Native Races of the British Empire]. London: Archibald Constable and Company. 256 + 32 plates pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, good condition, navy boards (gilt lettering front cover & spine), foldout map, black & white plates, frontispiece (tissue guard), page edges untrimmed (roughly cut), spine edges little rubbed, top corners covers little bumped, spine ends little chipped, pages lightly toned (scattered foxing), edges toned & foxed, small tear to map (edge creased), owner's written name front flyleaf. This wonderful old book covers many parts of the history of the Australian Aborigines. The language, art and science, food, law and order, games, society, marriage, myths, magic and religion are some of the topics the author has included. Our Book No: 28877. $150 AUD.
131. Thompson, A. H. (1913). The Historical Growth of the English Parish Church (2nd ed) [Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature]. London: Cambridge University Press. 142 pp. Hardback small, board cover, good condition, figures (some text-photos), frontispiece photo, light foxing endpapers & edges, minor edgewear, old price marks, non-author written dedication. This small book is intended to be a companion and complement to the author's book in the same series "The Ground Plan of the English Parish Church". In this book the historical conditions amid which the parish churches were built are discussed. Our Book No: 21039. $10 AUD.
132. Ticehurst, Norman F (1909). A History of the Birds of Kent (1st ed). London: Witherby & Co. 568 pp. Hardback (22.7 x 16.5 cm), original black cloth cover (gilt spine lettering), very good condition, top edge gilt, black & white photos (including frontispiece), foldout colour map at rear, untrimmed (page edges untrimmed), bookplate on front pastedown, flyleaves & page edges foxed, corners slightly bumped. Heavy (1.4 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Most of this book, by a zoologist, is a detailed and referenced one-by-one description of each bird species in Kent. The beginning of the book contains a bibliography, a list of subscribers, and an introductory chapter (including topography, geology, vegetation, museums, previous writers). Our Book No: 12589. $100 AUD.
133. 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 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 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. Our Book No: 12739. $20 AUD.
134. Turnbull, John (1806). John Turnbull's Reise um die Welt in den Jahren 1800 bis 1804: Nebst einer Genauen Schilderung der Englischen Verbrecher-Kolonien in Neu-Holland und der Societats- und Sandwich-Inseln in ihrem Gegenwartigen Zustande. Wein (Vienna): In Kommission bei Anton Doll. 438 pp. Hardback small octavo, very good condition, marbled papered board cover (spine label, corners bumped), two black & white plates (lithographs), foldout map at rear, pages lightly toned (text only) & creased, edges speckled & lightly foxed, sticker & rubber stamp (minimal EX-LIBRARY). Translation: "John Turnbull's travel around the world in the years 1800 to 1804: together with a precise detailing of the English convict colonies in New Holland, and the existing Society and Sandwich Islands [Tahiti and Hawaii] in the present day". A German translation of the first edition published in London in 1805. Records his commercial trading voyage aboard the trading ship Margaret, and includes extensive accounts of Botany Bay, as well as Norfolk Island. Our Book No: 16748. $400 AUD.
135. Turner, Fred (editor) (1907). Anderson's Manual of the Farm: A Practical Treatise on the Cultivation of Farm Crops, Forage Plants and Grasses. Sydney: Anderson & Co. 158 pp. Paperback, good condition, grey card cover, tables, drawings, pages toned, endpapers & edges foxed, rear cover crease, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1907, Trove catalogue, including newspaper adverts.). Published by Anderson & Co., seed and plant merchants, 399 George Street, Sydney. A practical treatise on the cultivation of farm crops, forage plants and grasses, etc. Fred Turner is a botanist, NSW Department of Agriculture, and a parks superintendent. Our Book No: 15794. $50 AUD.
136. Tyndall, John (1891). Notes of a Course of Nine Lectures on Light Delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain April 8 - June 3, 1869 (14th ed). London: Longmans, Green, & Co. 74 pp. Hardback small, purple cloth cover (gilt lettering), black endpapers, very good condition, few figures, cloth cover little flecked edges (spine little faded), top edge some pages uncut, minimal foxing. Lectures delivered by the prominent physicist, John Tyndall (1820 - 1893), comprehensively discussing the properties of light, lenses, colours, the eye and vision. Publishers catalogue (16p.) at rear. Our Book No: 14166. $20 AUD.
137. Ure Smith, Sydney (editor); Stevens, Bertram (editor); Jones, C. L. (editor) (1916). Art in Australia (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, few pages grey paper, adverts at rear, edges & some page margins foxed, some pages toned in shape of opposite plate, some edgewear. The first issue of "Art in Australia", limited to 1000 unnumbered copies (as stated). Our Book No: 16765. $100 AUD.
138. Van Hasselt, A.; Ronge, J.-B. (1828). Repertoire de Concerts Ecole Allemande: 30 Airs pour Basse ou Baryton [Plate: 2684]. Braunschweig & New York: Henry Litolff's Verlag. 175 pp. Hardback small quarto, half-bound (marbled covers, deluxe cloth spine), good plus condition, pages toned, endpapers lightly foxed. (Estimated date, 1828 or later, WorldCat.) Full title page: "Repertoire des Concers - Ecole Allemande - 30 Airs de Bach, Haendal, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Weber et Schubert - Pour Basse ou Baryton - Avec Paroles Allemandes, Italiennes ou Anglaises et Traduction Francaise Rythmee - par A. van Hasselt et J.-B. Ronge". Parallel text in German, French and Italian languages. Our Book No: 5658. $60 AUD.
139. Virtue (1874). [PRINTS] Set of 10 Colonial Australian Engravings, Printed on White Card. London: Virtue & Co. N/A pp. Each print: Oblong small quarto, black & white engraving on white card, very good condition, minimal foxing (some sheets), minor edgewear. [NOT A BOOK] Consists of 10 prints of engravings of colonial scenes in Victoria, Australia (Virtue & Co, London). These engravings were originally published in a 2-volume book in the 1870s ("Australia" or "Australia Illustrated", by Edwin Carton Booth). These are individual prints (approx. date, 1874, Trove catalogue.) The 10 scenes and the illustrators are: Ovens River (N. Chevalier & W. Richardson); Lake Colac (N. Chevalier & W. Forrest); Mallee scrub, River Murray (N. Chevalier & W. Forrest); Valley of the Goulbourn (S. Prout & J. B. Allen); Mount Macedon (S. Prout & S. Bradshaw); the Basin Bank (N. Chevalier & W. Richardson); the Upper Goulburn (S.Prout & W. Forrest); the Dandenong Ranges (S. Prout & W. Richardson); Avoca River (S. Prout & T. Heawood); Mount Laura, Camperdown (J. C. Armytage & J. J. Crew). Our Book No: 14694. $40 AUD.
140. Vivian, Herbert (1899). Tunisia and the Modern Barbary Pirates. London: C. Arthur Pearson. 341 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, original dark green cloth cover (gilt & red lettering & decoration, cloth little flecked), new endpapers, foldout map frontispiece, black & white plates & text-photos, fore-edge pages untrimmed, edgewear, minor pencil annotation. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. An account of Tunisia in the 1890s, said by the author to be more objective than previous prejudiced accounts by both French colonialsts and prejudiced English writers. Includes description of Islam, cuisine, natural history, customs, governance and the ongoing problem of pirates. Our Book No: 16485. $180 AUD.
141. Wakefield, E. G. (Edward Gibbon) (1849). A View of the Art of Colonization, with Present Reference to the British Empire; in Letters Between a Statesman and a Colonist. Edited by (One of the Writers) Edward Gibbon Wakefield (1st ed). London: John W. Parker. 514 pp. Hardback octavo, original brown patterned cloth cover (lightly mottled), spine label, recased (new endpapers), very good condition, adverts at rear, bookplate, minor edgewear, booksellers label, owners inked written name front pastedown & half-title page. Heavy. First edition. An excellent copy, internally clean. Records a correspondence debate between the famous colonist and theorist, Edward Gibbon Wakefield, and Earl Grey (the statesman), about the nature of British colonization. Wakefield helped establish the National Colonization Society, which influenced the settlement of South Australia and New Zealand. Describes Wakefield’s ambition to found a body of general principles on the subject of colonization. His theories were based on a dual analysis of Britain’s need for an outlet for its surplus capital and population, and a diagnosis of the causes of weak economic development in new colonies enjoying access to abundant land. (Bookplate of Collin Brooks. Bookshop label: Edmonston & Douglas, Edinburgh.). Our Book No: 14266. $350 AUD.
142. Watson, Frederick (editor) (1913). The Beginnings of Government in Australia: By Authority. Sydney: W.A. Gullick, Government Printer. Unnum 23 + 95 pp. Hardback large folio (38.7 x 25.2 cm), black cloth cover, black spine label (gilt lettering), very good condition, pages slightly toned two fold-out), untrimmed page edges. Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Consists of a 23-page introduction, and 95 pages of facsimiles of 17 original written documents relating to the first white settlement in Australia by Capt. Arthur Phillip and the First Fleet. The inaugural volume of the Historical Records of Australia series. Our Book No: 12998. $80 AUD.
143. Weatherly, Fred E.; Wood, Haydn (1916). Roses of Picardy: Song [Plate: 6758 or B34698]. London: Chappell & Co. Ltd. 6 pp. Looseleaf, quarto, two sheets, good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear & creasing, rubber stamps. Sheet music: No 3 in D underlined. Words by Weatherly, music by Wood. Our Book No: 3183. $10 AUD.
144. Westervelt, W. D. (1914). Legends of Maui: A Demi-God of Polynesia and of His Mother Hina (Ma-ui: The Demi-God) (Australasian ed). Melbourne: George Robertson. 182 pp. Hardback small, fair plus condition, green cloth cover, black & white photos (including frontispiece), moderate foxing throughout, edgewear, non-author written dedication impressions, bookshop sticker. Australasian edition. The book was originally published in Honolulu in 1910. The preface to this edition states that the work is practically unchanged, but has a foreword by S. Percy Smith, hailed as one of the best Polynesian scholars, which adds greatly to the value of the Maui story. Sticker: N.S.W. Bookstall Co. Our Book No: 3759. $15 AUD.
145. Whitfield, J. M.; Lambert, G. W. (illustrator) (1912). The Spirit of the Bush Fire Series: Part I. Sydney: William Brooks & Company. 101 pp. Paperback small, thick card cover (green cloth spine), fair plus condition, black & white drawings (some full-page), school library rubber stamps, covers worn & soiled, spine ends worn, pages little foxed & marked, corner tips worn (few torn), old price marks. (Written name dated Nowra, 1912. Trove catalog states 1910s.) Part 1 of a three-part series of short stories (fairy tales) for children and young adults, written by Jessie M. Lambert (Mrs Owen Harris) and illustrated by George W. Lambert (incorrectly printed as C. W. Lambert). The short stories are: The Spirit of the Bush Fire; The Beaching of the Collaroy; The Mermaid's Ballroom; Microscopic Tim's Adventures (a series of eight stories with introduction). Our Book No: 14369. $18 AUD.
146. Wildey, William Brackley (1876). Australasia and the Oceanic Region: With Some Notice of New Guinea: From Adelaide - Via Torres Straits - to Port Darwin Thence Round West Australia [Wildey's Australasia and the Oceanic Region]. Melbourne: George Robertson. 426 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, original burgundy cloth cover (embossed edges, spine little faded), gilt lettering cloth cover (spine lettering faded), new burgundy endpapers, adverts, cover corners & spine ends little bumped, edges faintly toned & minimally foxed, minor edgewear. After residence of 22 years in Australia, Wildey sailed from Melbourne to Adelaide, and then on the Gothenberg steamer, circumnavigated Australia via the Torres Strait to Port Darwin, and then along the Western Australian coast. Includes side trips to Papua New Guinea and the Indonesian archipelago. A valuable travel guide and description of Australia in 1876. (Plus six pages of adverts at rear, including Cobb & Co.). Our Book No: 14280. $100 AUD.
147. Woodforde-Finden, Amy; Hope, Laurence (1902). Four Indian Love Lyrics from "The Garden of Kama": No 2 for Soprano & Tenor (New ed) [Plate: H3821]. London: Boosey & Co. 24 pp. Paperback folio, pamphlet, good plus condition, edgewear & spinewear, sticker scuff mark front cover, rubber stamps. (Copyright date, 1902.) Poems by Hope, sheet music by Woodforde-Finden (her rubber stamp on title page). No 2 Soprano & Tenor underlined. The four lyrics are: The Temple Bells - Less than the Dust - Kashmiri Song - Till I Wake. Our Book No: 13921. $13 AUD.
148. Wyss, J. D. [as Wyss]; MM, Telery et Pegard, illustrators & Montolieu, Madame Isabelle de (translator) (1861). Le Robinson Suisse: Contenant la Suite Donnee par l'Auteur: Traduction Nouvelle. Paris: Morozot, Libraire-Editeur. 464 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, very good condition, brown cloth cover (embossed bands, gilt spine lettering & decoration), full-page black & white engravings, frontispiece engraving (tissue guard, toned & torn repaired), all edges gilt, flexible endpapers, edgewear, some foxing (mainly end pages & page edges), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. A novel for young adults written in German in 1812, inspired by Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. It was translated by Montolieu into French in 1814, altering the ending. This is a later version of this French translation. A Swiss family is shipwrecked on a desert island en route to Port Jackson, New South Wales. Our Book No: 16805. $50 AUD.
149. Youatt, William (1879). The Dog. London: Longmans, Green & Co. 270 + 20 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, good condition, brown cloth cover (embossed border, gilt spine lettering, little faded & mottled), black & white drawings, inner hinge little split (pages firm), tide marks near edge inside rear cover (previous water contact now dry), spine ends frayed, corners & edges covers little bumped, pages lightly toned, edgewear. Cover subtitle: "Under the superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge." Plus 20-page catalogue of Longmans books at rear. Our Book No: 15526. $40 AUD.
150. Youatt, William; Sidney, Samuel (1860). The Pig (2nd ed). London: Routledge, Warne & Routledge. 258 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, fair plus condition, rebound red cloth cover (spine label, gilt lettering), pictorial endpapers, woodcut plates & frontispiece (some stained bottom edge, frontispiece loose, few tissue guard remnants), edges untrimmed, corner tips folded few pages, last sheet index MISSING (also piece missing bottom edge second last sheet with minor loss text), pages little toned, minor foxing (mainly edges & endpapers). Subtitle title page: "Comprising modern pigs, breeding, feeding, ancient history, natural history, medical information." This classic text on pigs has been rewritten by Samuel Sidney. Comprises modern pigs, breeding, feeding, ancient history, natural history, medical information. Our Book No: 15261. $30 AUD.