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1. Adams, Frances (1994). John Webb's End, or Strong as Death [Australian Books on Demand, no. 12]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 74 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, frontispiece, few tiny scuffs front cover, small dent & tiny closed tears spine, slight crease front cover near spine, minor edgewear. This is a tragic Australian historical novel about a man who is in love with a girl who is not interested in him. He gets in financial difficulties when he takes on a property. He turns to bushranging with disastrous results. This is a well written story and tells a lot about our early beginnings and the nature of outback life. (Originally published, 1891.). ISBN: 0949910414. Our Book No: 29846. $25 AUD.

2. Allen, Margaret (2002). Catherine Martin's Library with a List of the Books (1st ed) [Bibliograhica Historica Australiae]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 60 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, frontispiece, small mark front cover. This book has a list of the books in the remaining (major) portion of the library of important Australian writer Catherine Martin. Carefully catalogued, with the many annotations noted. There is a full introductory account of the writer and her books. Catherine travelled overseas and always took her 'trunkful of books'. The books show that she had an interest in art, politics, philosophy and social issues, and contemporary literature. (No 12 in this series.). ISBN: 0949910945. Our Book No: 29933. $30 AUD.

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

4. Anonymous; Clough, Richard (introduction) (2001). A Gardening Poem of 1809: General Instructions In Gardening, Agriculture and the Care of Sheep [Colonial Poets, no. 17]. Canberra: Mulini Press. Unnum 20 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card covers, stapled pamphlet, pictorial cover, black & white drawings, front cover little creased, minor edgewear. This poem first appeared in an almanac in Sydney at the end of 1808. The almanac was produced by the compiler and printer, George Howe. The version of the poem reprinted here appeared in the almanac for the following year. It appears to be the first long poem published in Australia. ISBN: 0949910899. Our Book No: 29835. $15 AUD.

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

6. Atkinson, Louisa (1983). Tom Hellicar's Children. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 103 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. This historical novel is set in Australia after the gold rushes, and was first published as a serial in the Sydney Mail. The story is about three children, left in the guardianship of their Uncle, and the treatment which they and their mother received at his hands. The author has included many realistic descriptions of colonial life. The rounding up of brumbies is a very vivid description of one of the boys in a dramatic ride down a rocky hillside after one of the wild horses: this scene was written over 30 years before, and may have been a model for, the same scene in “The Man From Snowy River”. (Originally published in 1871 as 21 parts in the Sydney Mail newspaper.). ISBN: 0949910104. Our Book No: 29783. $18 AUD.

7. Atkinson, Louisa (1988). Myra. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 53 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, spine faintly faded, minor edgewear. This novel is set in the 1850s in a farming community west of Sydney on the Nepean River. This is a domestic novel dealing with human relationships, which gives a picture of life as it was often lived by women in the 1860s. An excellent novel about early colonial Australia. (Originally published in 1864 in six parts in the Sydney Mail newspaper.). ISBN: 0949910171. Our Book No: 29820. $20 AUD.

8. Barton, George B.; Crittenden, Victor (introduction) (1993). Publishing Literature In N.S.W. in 1889 (1st this ed) [Bibliograhica Historica Australiae, no. 2]. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 21 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, card covers, stapled, few black & white drawings, top corner front cover little creased. First published in the Centennial Magazine 1889. These essays are important in the history of the book in Australia. The essays show how hard it was for a new culture to emerge in the colonies that were soon to unite to form the Commonwealth of Australia. The author was a journalist, historian and lawyer, born in 1836 in Sydney. ISBN: 0949910376. Our Book No: 29883. $20 AUD.

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

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

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

12. Becke, Louis; Crittenden, Victor (biographical note) (2002). Bella of Barina [Small Tales of Early Australia Series, no. 6]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 68 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover, minor edgewear, previous owner’s initials & date inside front cover, two biro corrections rear cover. This Australian novel is an adventure story about a youth's experiences with a young girl in Port Macquarie. The story is about Australians in the middle of the 19th century and shows the social climate at that time. This book has never been published as a separate book, but was included in his collection of stories. The author was born at Port Macquarie, a coastal town in New South Wales. (Annotation by Alan Ivey, book collector.). ISBN: 0949910910. Our Book No: 29823. $16 AUD.

13. Becke, Louis; Spennemann, Dirk R. (editor) (2005). His Native Wife [Australian Books on Demand]. Canberra, Jamison Centre: Mulini Press. 123 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition. "His Native Wife" was his first novella. He tackles the - at the time - controversial subject of interracial, 'island-style' (de facto) marriage against the backdrop of Protestant missionary activities in Micronesia. Originally published, Sydney, Alexander Lindsay, 1895. Louis Becke (1855 - 1913) was an Australian trader in the Pacific, short storywriter and novelist. This is his scarcest novel. Dirk Spennemann has compiled and edited a critical edition, based on the three published versions of the novel. ISBN: 9780975723227. Our Book No: 17405. $30 AUD.

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

15. Blacket, Judy (1983). The Year of the House (1st ed). Canberra: Mulini Press. 114 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, front hinge lightly split (pages firm), minor edgewear & rubbing. This fascinating story is about her search for a house of her own in Canberra. The many adventures she has along the way to finding her perfect home will be familiar to many people looking for a permanent home. Text and drawings by the author. ISBN: 0949910120. Our Book No: 29833. $15 AUD.

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

17. Boldrewood, Mrs Rolf (1995). The Flower Garden in Australia (New ed). Canberra: Mulini Press. 144 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, frontispiece, minor edgewear. This book was originally published in 1893 and was the first Australian gardening book written by a woman. (This modern printing is slightly enlarged.) It is full of gardening information that is still valuable today. The history of the flowers as well as details of their planting and care are given by someone who really loved her garden. The author was the wife of the novelist Rolf Boldrewood who wrote "Robbery Under Arms". Her real name was (Mrs) Maria Browne. ISBN: 0949910554. Our Book No: 29732. $25 AUD.

18. Boswell, Annabella Alexandrina Campbell (1992). Annabella Boswell's Other Journal 1848 - 1851, called "Further Recollections of My Early Days in Australia" (1st ed) [Australian Books on Demand]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 75 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. The fascinating diary of a young women growing up in New South Wales coastal town of Port Macquarie in the 1830s and 1840s. This is her second diary which continues her story describing visits to relatives and friends in the 1840s. She continues her interest in painting Australian wildflowers and in education and reading. It is an interesting book which shows the other side of life for the pioneers of the outback. ISBN: 0949910333. Our Book No: 29739. $30 AUD.

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

20. Bruce, Robert (1997). Dingoes and Other Poems (New ed) [Colonial Poets Series]. Canberra: Mulini Press. Unnum 12 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, frontispiece, staples little rusted, minor edgewear. The author's first published book of poetry appeared in 1875, published by the Adelaide Advertiser. His tales are in verse form and his work precedes Henry Lawson and Banjo Patterson. (No 13 in this series.). ISBN: 0949910577. Our Book No: 40013. $15 AUD.

21. Bunce, Daniel (1995). 1836 Catalogue of Seeds and Plants, Indigenous and Exotic, Cultivated and On Sale at Denmark Hill Nursery, New Town Road, Hobart Town (Reprint ed). Canberra: Mulini Press. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card covers, stapled pamphlet, pictorial cover, few black & white drawings, minor edgewear. This is a facsimile printing of the first catalogue produced by Daniel Bunce for his newly established Denmark Hill Nursery in Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, in 1836. It is one of the earliest Australian nurserymen's catalogues, and lists approximately 200 plants and seeds available at that time. This little booklet is a fascinating look at gardening in the early Australian Colonies, and there are some Australian Native Plants listed which will interest lovers of early Australian gardening. Victor Crittenden has written a brief after-note about Daniel Bunce. ISBN: 0949910481. Our Book No: 29766. $20 AUD.

22. Bunn, Anna Maria (anon); Webby, Elizabeth (introduction) (1994). The Guardian: A Tale [Australian Books on Demand]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 152 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, annotation inside front cover (purchase history). This novel, written by "An Australian", was the first printed on the Australian mainland, and the first written by an Australian woman. This novel is a comedy of manners that indexes literary taste in Colonial Australia, but also includes murder and adultery. (Autograph of J. W. Bunn, presumably a relative, on title page. Written note by Alan Ives inside front cover states book was bought when launched by J. Bunn, Victor Crittenden and Elizabeth Webby. (“Webby" incorrectly spelt on copyright page and rear cover. ISBN incorrectly printed in book. No 10 in this series.). ISBN: 094991053X. Our Book No: 13371. $50 AUD.

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

24. Cambridge, Ada; Bradstock, Margaret (introduction); Wakeling, Louis (introduction) (1997). Fidelis. Canberra: Mulini Press. 175 pp. Paperback small quarto, red card cover, as new condition. Australian historical romance novel, originally published in 1895. Perhaps her most interesting novel of her later (Williamstown) period. The story of a male novelist, phenomenally ugly, who avoids expressing his love to Fidelis because of his disability, but all works out in the end. (This copy does not mention: Australian Books on Demand Series, no 16.). ISBN: 0949910635. Our Book No: 13352. $20 AUD.

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

26. Clark, Laurel (1994). A Touch of Montparnasse: Three Book Shops as Avant Garde Cultural Centres in Victoria: The Book Lovers, the Leonardo and the Book Nook (1st ed) [Bibliographica Historica Australiae]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 33 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white illustrations, minor edgewear, two tiny biro annotations last page. This booklet is about three bookshops in Melbourne and Geelong in the early part of this century called the Book Lovers' Library, the Leonardo Art Shop in Melbourne, and the Book Nook in Geelong. Their proprietors Elsie Champion, Gino Nibbi and Henry Tatlock Miller, all made their contributions to the cultural life of the country. This small book records some of their achievements. (No 3 in this series.). ISBN: 0949910511. Our Book No: 30119. $25 AUD.

27. Clarke, Marcus (1996). About Gardens and Flowers [Commemoration Series]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 34 pp. Paperback thin trade, stapled pamphlet, very good plus condition, black & white text drawings. This pamphlet was published to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Marcus Clarke on 24 April 1846. The novelist is best known for his "For the Term of His Natural Life". He also wrote articles and essays. Among the latter is this essay about Gardens and Flowers. The main part of the essay is about the Botanic Gardens of Melbourne as they were in the 1870s just after they had been taken over from Ferdinand von Mueller by William Guilfoyle. He also mentions Francis Bacon and John Evelyn and some of the well-known and loved flower painters. ISBN: 094991066X. Our Book No: 28444. $14 AUD.

28. Clarke, Marcus (1996). The Mystery of Major Molineux [Small Tales of Early Australia Series, no. 3]. Canberra, Jamison Centre: Mulini Press. 66 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, card cover, minor edgewear. This is one of the author's 'Strange Tales'. The story is set in Hobart in the middle of the 19th century and concerns the strange behaviour of the Major, a resident in Hobart, and a very mysterious house. ISBN: 0949910651. Our Book No: 29871. $18 AUD.

29. Clarke, Marcus; Crittenden, Victor (biographical note) (1996). Four Poems (1st ed) [Colonial Poets Series]. Canberra: Mulini Press. Unnum 14 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, frontispiece, staples little rusted, minor edgewear. These poems have been published to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Marcus Clarke, who is better known for his book "For the Term of His Natural Life". Victor Crittenden has chosen to print some of Marcus Clarke’s more Australian-focussed verses. (No 12 in this series.). ISBN: 0949910643. Our Book No: 40010. $15 AUD.

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

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

32. Couvreur, Jessie ("Tasma"); Clarke, Patricia (editor) (1995). Tasma's Diaries: The Diaries of Jessie Couvreur with Another by Her Young Sister Edith Huybers (1st ed) [Australian Books on Demand, no.. 15]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 87 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, tables, black & white text-photos (including frontispiece), tiny crush bottom edge front cover & a few pages, minor edgewear. The Tasma Diaries consist of three diaries, two by Jessie Couvreur the novelist who wrote under the pseudonym Tasma, and a third by Jessie's young sister Edith Huybers. Tasma took her name from Tasmania where she spent her early years. Edited by the Australian writer, lecturer and foreign correspondent. ISBN: 0949910597. Our Book No: 29776. $20 AUD.

33. 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.

34. 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. $120 AUD.

35. Crittenden, Victor (1966). A Checklist of Books and Articles on New England Australia (1st ed). Armidale, NSW: Mulini Press. 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, card covers, black cloth spine, edges lightly toned, spine ends little scuffed, minor edgewear corners covers & few pages. The New England Regional Group of the Library Association of Australia was established in 1959, and one of the projects suggested was to compile a bibliography of New England, New South Wales. The plans did not come about. The author has revised the collected material, and compiled this book. The work has been titled a checklist because of its incomplete nature. Victor hopes that readers will send him any missing works so he can publish a more complete bibliography in the future. ISBN: 9780702234699. Our Book No: 40111. $20 AUD.

36. Crittenden, Victor (1974). The Norfolk Island Proposal of 1785 [Commemoration Series]. Canberra: Mulini Press. Unnum 8 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, spine & cover edges little faded, pages faintly toned, bottom edge two pages minor mark, minor edgewear. This booklet has been written to commemorate the Bicentenary of the Discovery of Norfolk Island on 10th October 1774. (No 1 in this series.). ISBN: 0959841407. Our Book No: 40035. $15 AUD.

37. Crittenden, Victor (1979). The Front Garden: The Story of the Cottage Garden in Australia (1st p/b ed). Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 50 pp. Paperback large octavo (with flaps), very good condition, black & white drawings, tiny scuff spine ends, faint toning edges, minor edgewear. The author (publisher and book collector) has written a fascinating history of the cottage garden in Australia. He mentions his own early adventure with gardening, and has researched the history of Australian gardening. He was inspired by Polly Park, a writer on gardens and gardening, to write this book. ISBN: 0959841458. Our Book No: 29922. $25 AUD.

38. Crittenden, Victor (1981). The Voyage of the First Fleet 1787 - 1788: Taken from Contemporary accounts [First Fleet Books, No. 1]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 105 pp. Paperback wide octavo, as new condition, red card cover (with flaps, black lettering), frontispiece map. An account of the selection of convicts, and their voyage to the new colony at Port Jackson (Sydney Town). Crittenden was a senior librarian and bibliographer. Also ISBN: 0949910058. ISBN: 094991004X. Our Book No: 6312. $18 AUD.

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

40. Crittenden, Victor (1986). Naval Men of the First Fleet [First Fleet Books]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 44 pp. Paperback wide octavo, card covers (with flaps), stapled, very good condition, covers faintly faded, sticker mark front cover, light creasing spine, small mark front cover. This book lists the seamen brought to Australia on the "Sirius" and the "Supply" in 1788. The author has also writes about life in the British Navy at the time. Anyone interested in the first settlement of Australia will enjoy reading this book. (No 2 in this series.). ISBN: 094991004X. Our Book No: 26363. $10 AUD.

41. Crittenden, Victor (1986). The Voyage of the First Fleet 1787 - 1788: Taken from Contemporary accounts (Undated reprint ed) [First Fleet Books, No. 1]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 105 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, red card cover (white lettering), frontispiece map, edgewear, bookplate. An account of the selection of convicts, and their voyage to the new colony at Port Jackson (Sydney Town). Crittenden was a senior librarian and bibliographer. (Bookplate of Victor Crittenden - his own copy. Annotated inside rear cover: "2nd printing 1986".) Also ISBN: 0949910058. ISBN: 094991004X. Our Book No: 6312A. $25 AUD.

42. Crittenden, Victor; Clough, Richard (introduction) (1992). A Shrub in the Landscape of Fame: Thomas Shepherd, Australian Landscape Gardener and Nurseryman. Canberra: Mulini Press. 175 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, black & white sketches, minimal edgewear. Thomas Shepherd was a Scot who trained as a landscape gardener. He set off for Australia in 1825 and tried to establish a settlement in New Zealand. At Governor Darling's request, he developed the first commercial nursery in Sydney. He wrote a book on landscape gardening in Australia. This biography gives some details of Shepherd's adventures, life and career battles. It reproduces in full his first lecture on "Landscape Gardening in Australia" delivered in 1836 at the Mechanics School of Arts in Sydney just before his death. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 094991021X. Our Book No: 23050. $35 AUD.

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

44. Crittenden, Victor (1995). Naval Men of the First Fleet (Reprint ed) [First Fleet Books]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 44 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, blue card covers (with flaps), stapled, frontispiece drawing, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This book lists the seamen brought to Australia on the "Sirius" and the "Supply" in 1788. The author has also writes about life in the British Navy at the time. Anyone interested in the first settlement of Australia will enjoy reading this book. (No 2 in this series.). ISBN: 0949910139. Our Book No: 17581. $15 AUD.

45. Crittenden, Victor (1997). Louisa Atkinson and her Novels. Canberra: Mulini Press. 63 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, tiny scuff spine edge. This book is about the first native born (Australian-born) woman novelist. This book is an outline of her life and discusses her novels and stories. Louisa Atkinson was born in 1838 and died in 1871. In addition to her novels she is is well-known as a botanist and a collector of Australian plants. ISBN: 0949910546. Our Book No: 29721. $20 AUD.

46. Crittenden, Victor (2002). Yesterday's Gardens: A History and Bibliography of Australian Gardening Books (2nd, revised and enlarged ed). Canberra: Mulini Press. 276 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good condition, black & white illustrations, frontispiece, tiny dent spine edge. This book is a fascinating history of gardening books in Australia. The first part outlines the story of gardening books in this country and the people who wrote them. Many of the introduced plants and flowers are revealed and the growing of Native Plants from the earliest times is referred to in this part. This book has been revised and extended and in part rewritten. It now lists 206 Australian Gardening Books published before 1950. The Second Part of the book lists in detail all Australian Gardening Books from the first 'Gardening Guide' in 1806 up until 1950 and gives a brief description of the contents of each book. ISBN: 0949910902. Our Book No: 29723. $35 AUD.

47. Crittenden, Victor (2005). John Lang, Australia's Larrikin Writer: Barrister, Novelist, Journalist and Gentleman (1st ed). Canberra: Mulini Press. 247 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, frontispiece, map at rear, autograph (author’s written name), owner’s written name & annotations inside front cover & few pages. This is the interesting story of the life and many writings of a very important Australian novelist who was born at Parramatta in December, 1816, a second generation Australian who grew up and was educated in Sydney. He left Australia in 1836 to study at Cambridge University and at the Middle Temple, London and was admitted as a Barrister in Britain. He returned in 1841 to Sydney, he tried to establish himself here as a Barrister during the depression. He went to Calcutta in India, and became a successful writer. (Signed on title page by author & Jan Fullerton, National Library Australia, who launched the book in 2005. Annotations by book collector Alan Ives.). ISBN: 9780975723235. Our Book No: 30037. $40 AUD.

48. Davitt, Ellen; Sussex, Lucy (introduction) (1993). Force and Fraud: A Tale of the Bush (Reprint ed) [Australian Books on Demand]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 143 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. (Reprint: red spine, series mentioned on copyright page.) Australia's first murder mystery novel. Published in Melbourne in 1865 in The Australian Journal, this tale set in the Australian bush is a great murder mystery. It tells the story of a young artist accused of murdering his fiancee's father who objected to the match. The action ranges widely with a court scene and clues to the murderer scattered cleverly through the book. It is an astonishing first in the murder mystery genre in Australia and makes fascinating reading. (No 6 in this series.). ISBN: 0949910368. Our Book No: 22736A. $40 AUD.

49. De Boos, Charles (1992). Mark Brown's Wife: A Tale of the Gold-fields [Australian Books on Demand, no. 4]. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 132 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, sticker mark front cover. This story was first published in the "Sydney Mail" in 1871. The story is brutal and criminal, set in the Australian goldfields. The tale is told by "Tom Drewe" a gold miner involved in the tale and one of Mark Brown's friends. The novel is full of events and is based on the real life experiences of the author in his gold fields days in Australia. ISBN: 0949910341. Our Book No: 29784. $30 AUD.

50. De Boos, Charles (1999). Fifty Years Ago: An Australian Tale [Australian Books on Demand]. Canberra, Jamison Centre: Mulini Press. 402 pp. Paperback thick quarto, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Classic lengthy novel of early Australia about a settler in the Hunter region who seeks revenge from Aborigines who have killed some of his family. First published as a serial by Gordon & Gotch in 1867. Later published, heavily truncated, as "Settler and Savage". This is a welcome reprint of the original neglected book, said to be comparable to Marcus Clark and Rolf Boldrewood. De Boos was a French-English migrant who tried farming, before becoming a successful journalist, mining warden and magistrate. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0949910759. Our Book No: 17331. $30 AUD.

51. De Boos, Charles (2004). Me and My Horse Showing: How I Got Him, How I Kept Him, and All About Him: Being Sketches of Life on the Peel River Diggings [Small Tales of Early Australia, no. 8]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 38 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. This historical novelette is a very funny story about a Victorian gold miner and the adventures he has with his horse. It is written using 19th century Australian slang and the colloquial language makes the book a fun-filled read. (Originally published, 1870s.). ISBN: 0975178415. Our Book No: 29836. $18 AUD.

52. 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.

53. Fortune, Mary; Wander, Waif (pen-name) (1995). Cooee and Other Poems (1st ed) [Colonial Poets Series]. Canberra: Mulini Press. Unnum 12 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, staples little rusted, minor edgewear. These poems were first published in the Australian Journal 1865 - 1868. Mary was born in Belfast, Ireland, and came to Australia in 1855, after spending many years in Canada. Mary wrote serials under the name of Waif Wander. The poems were different to the serials which were not always set in Australia. (No 11 of this series.). Our Book No: 40009. $18 AUD.

54. Frazer Simons, Phyl (1987). Historic Tasmanian Gardens (1st ed). Canberra: Mulini Press. 295 pp. Paperback thick small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, frontispiece, small dent rear cover & few pages, small scratch rear cover, minor edgewear. The author has researched the early gardens of Tasmania's history. The book is not only about old gardens, but of early settlers, their marriages and families, and the contribution they put into developing the early settlement, and the names they left for posterity. ISBN: 0949910163. Our Book No: 29711. $35 AUD.

55. Galbraith, Jean; Shaw, Peggy (illustrator) (1990). Doongalla Restored: The Story of a Garden (1st this ed). Canberra: Mulini Press. 123 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, colour frontispiece, black & white drawings, spine little faded, minor edgewear. The author states that this historical novel is a dream for gardeners who would love to find a old run-down garden and restore it. The story is based on a real garden in Victoria restored by two friends, but the characters and the story are purely fictional. The book is very inspiring for garden lovers and people who like early Australian history. This story was first published in "The Australian Garden Lover", 1939 - 1941. ISBN: 0949910201. Our Book No: 29748. $35 AUD.

56. Gelding, John; Crittenden, Victor (introduction) (1983). Three Sydney Garden Nurseries in the 1860's (1st ed). Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 32 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, flexible card covers, stapled pamphlet, pictorial cover, few black & white drawings, minimal insect damage top edge front cover, minor edgewear. This small booklet contains printed accounts of visits to three garden nurseries in the 1860s. The author was the editor of the Horticultural Society's Magazine, which first published these articles. There is plenty of information on the kinds of trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables grown. One rose mentioned is named Boomerang and a pelagonium named Pride of St. Kilda. Included are descriptions of native plants available for the garden. ISBN: 0949910112. Our Book No: 29778. $15 AUD.

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

58. Gilbert, Lionel (1985). William Woolls: A Most Useful Colonist. Canberra: Mulini Press. 138 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear. William Woolls was a young orphan migrant who became a schoolmaster at King's School, Parramatta. Later he was ordained as an Anglican and appointed as Rector at Richmond. He was a tireless writer and a dedicated amateur botanist who eagerly investigated the vegetation of his adopted environment and wrote many pioneer works on Australian plants. ISBN: 0949910155. Our Book No: 17244. $20 AUD.

59. Gilbert, Lionel (2000). Mr McLeay's Elizabeth Bay Garden (1st ed). Canberra: Mulini Press. 75 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos (including frontispiece), plans, covers little scratched, minor edgewear. The gardens at Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, were started in 1828 and visited long before the beautiful Elizabeth Bay House was built. By 1835 plants from overseas were being planted. The house is all that now remains except for a few garden fragments. This book contains many of the lists of the exotic plants that Mr McLeay imported from all over the world. This study describes the development of the gardens by Alexander McLeay and his descendants. The plant additions to the gardens are listed with editorial work on the modern plant names by the author. A wonderful book for anyone interested in garden history. ISBN: 0949910767. Our Book No: 29780. $18 AUD.

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

61. Hamilton Dunlop, Eliza; Flavian, Vincent (illustrator) (1981). The Aboriginal Mother and Other Poems (1st ed) [Colonial Poets Series]. Canberra: Mulini Press. Unnum 12 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, few black & white drawings, minor edgewear. Eliza Hamilton was born in County Armagh, Ireland, in 1796, and came to Australia in 1838. Eliza had a lot of sympathy for the dispossessed Aboriginals and they featured in her poems. Eliza tried to encourage white people to be more aware of Aboriginal culture. The poem reprinted here (1830s) is about the Myall Creek massacre. (No 5 in this series.). ISBN: 0949910066. Our Book No: 40006. $18 AUD.

62. Harpur, Charles (1979). Early Love Poems (1st ed) [Colonial Poets Series]. Canberra: Mulini Press. Unnum 14 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, few black & white drawings, staples slightly rusted, minor edgewear. The poems in this booklet appeared mostly in James Tegg’s magazine The Literary News in 1837 and 1838. Charles Harpur was born at Windsor N.S.W. on 23rd January, 1813. (No 3 in this series.). ISBN: 0959844458. Our Book No: 40004. $18 AUD.

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

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

65. Hill, Fidelia (1992). Adelaide and Other Poems of South Australia (1st ed) [Colonial Poets Series]. Canberra: Mulini Press. Unnum 18 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, few black & white drawings, minor edgewear. The four poems chosen here, from her book of 1840, are the four Australian ones. Fidelia was the first woman in Australia to publish a book of poems. (No 8 in this series.). ISBN: 094991035X. Our Book No: 40003. $18 AUD.

66. Home, Edward; Crittenden, Victor (introduction, notes) (1999). A First Fleet Letter to a Gentleman in Edinburgh (1st this ed) [First Fleet Books, no. 5]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 26 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, card covers, stapled (little rusted), few black & white drawings, minor edgewear corner tips & spine. This letter was first published in July 1789 in the Edinburgh Magazine and was written by a carpenter on the First Fleet ship the Charlotte. After the ship discharged its convicts and stores in Sydney, the Scarborough and the Charlotte departed for Canton in China to collect a cargo of tea and then return to England. Edward Home records the journey first to New South Wales and then in more detail to Canton. ISBN: 0949910813. Our Book No: 29765. $20 AUD.

67. Howe, George; Crittenden, Victor (1998). Australia's First Gardening Guide of 1806: Observations on Gardening (New, reprint ed) [Foundation of the Australian Garden History Society Commemoration Series, no. 3]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 16 pp. Paperback trade, card covers, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, pictorial cover, black & white drawings, staples little rusted. Published originally by George Howe in his "New South Pocket Almanack and Colonial Remembrancer" in 1806. The writer of this first Australian gardening guide wan not recorded. The guide deals with the planting of vegetables, with some reference to fruit trees. Mulini Press have reprinted this booklet as an historic document from which the gardening literature of Australia descends. The seasons are set out as they were then. ISBN: 0959841474. Our Book No: 29744. $20 AUD.

68. Hoyle, Arthur (2001). The Life of John Hunter, Navigator, Governor, Admiral (1st ed). Canberra: Mulini Press. 189 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, few colour reproductions, maps, frontispiece. This is the first biography of Admiral John Hunter who was the second Governor of New South Wales and came with the First Fleet in 1788 as second Captain of HMS Sirius. He was the Governor for five years. He battled shortages of food, almost mutinous NSW Corps and a population of convicts. The minister in distant London failed to understand his difficulties. He was later recalled to London in semi-disgrace, but was vindicated a year later when his successors failed also, and his recommendations were finally acted upon. He had an interesting life in the Royal Navy over a period of 68 years, where he rose from the position of Captain's Servant to the rank of Vice-Admiral of the Red. ISBN: 0949910880. Our Book No: 29724. $40 AUD.

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

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

71. Johnson, Richard; Johnson, Val (editor); Crittenden, Victor (editor) (2005). The Library of John Oxley, Esq. [Bibliograhica Historica Australiae]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 44 pp. Paperback large octavo (with flaps), very good plus condition, frontispiece. John Oxley was an early Surveyor-General of New South Wales and one of the earliest explorers of inland Australia. He died in 1828 and his library was sold at auction. This book has a copy of the original auction catalogue and a separate list of the books as far as they could be identified. There is also a biographical introduction on Oxley and the authors’ investigation in searching for books from the library. An author and translator index are included. (No 15 in this series.). ISBN: 0975723219. Our Book No: 29876. $30 AUD.

72. Johnson-Woods, Toni (2001). Index to Serials In Australian Periodicals and Newspapers: Nineteenth Century. Canberra: Mulini Press. 153 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white tables, edges of cover join to spine rubbed, bottom corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear. This index lists all the longer serials (serialised novels) in the publications of the all the Australian colonies in the 19th century. There is also a general description of the important newspapers and periodicals that published the serials. The index also unlocks many Australian 19th century novels, and reveals that a large quantity of long fiction was written and published in the colonies. ISBN: 0949910686. Our Book No: 29944. $35 AUD.

73. Kendall, Henry; Crittenden, Victor (biographical note) (1982). Poems for Friends (1st ed) [Colonial Poets Series]. Canberra: Mulini Press. Unnum 12 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, few black & white drawings, minor edgewear. This booklet has been published in memory of Henry Kendall who died 1st August 1882. Victor Crittenden writes that Henry Kendall was Australia’s greatest poet of the 19th century. In this booklet the poems are about the people that the poet regarded as friends. (No 6 in this series.). ISBN: 0949910090. Our Book No: 40007. $18 AUD.

74. Kendall, Henry; Crittenden, Victor (biographical note) (2005). Bell Birds and a Few Other Poems [Colonial Poets Series]. Canberra: Mulini Press. Unnum 14 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, few black & white drawings, minor edgewear, autograph (editor's written dedication), minor biro annotations (corrections). Henry Kendall was Australia’s greatest early poet, and his poems were published in newspapers and magazines of the 19th century. He was born at Milton, New South Wales in 1839. He loved the Australian bush and his poems are based around this theme. (No 20 in this series. Annotations by book collector, Alan Ives.). ISBN: 9780975723251. Our Book No: 40012. $15 AUD.

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

76. Knox, James (1998). A Farewell and Other Poems [Colonial Poets Series]. Canberra: Mulini Press. Unnum 12 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, few black & white drawings, staples little rusted, minor edgewear. In his preface, Victor Crittenden states he chose the author to be the colonial poet for 1998 as a memorial to his sister because he felt the poem ‘A Farewell’ explained what he felt at the time of her death. (No 14 in this series.). ISBN: 0949910483. Our Book No: 40011. $15 AUD.

77. Lang, John (1992). The Rose Garden: Translations from the Persian of Sadi of Shiraz (New ed) [Colonial Poets Series]. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. Unnum 12 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, few black & white drawings, two small marks front cover, minimal insect damage front cover, minor edgewear. These poems were first published in The Mofussilite in 1845. The poems in this booklet are translations of Persian poetry from the ‘Gulistan’ and the ‘Bustan’, by the Court Poet known as Sadi of Shiraz. (No 9 in a series.). ISBN: 0949910422. Our Book No: 40008. $15 AUD.

78. Lang, John George (1989). Legends of Australia: Frederick Charles Howard. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 144 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings including frontispiece, small dent spine, covers little rubbed, minor edgewear. The basis of this historical Australian novel is of a young aristocrat convicted of murdering his father-in-law and transported to Botany Bay. This tale does not depict him as the innocent, hard done by, hero of later novels. His beautiful young wife chased after him, arrived in Sydney, and then had a cross-country ride to Bong Bong in an open mail coach driven by a larrikin character called John Smith. This tale is enjoyable and gives a true picture of Australia in the 1830s. Written by the first native-born Australian novelist. ISBN: 094991018X. Our Book No: 29769. $30 AUD.

79. Lang, John George; Crittenden, Victor (editor) (1989). Hovelling (New ed) [John Lang Project Occasional Tales]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 8 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, card covers, very good condition, minor edgewear. This is a fascinating tale of adventure and bravery written by the first native-born Australian novelist. The story is about male hovellers (unofficial maritime pilots), but also about their wives. (No 1 in this series.). ISBN: 0975178466. Our Book No: 40015. $15 AUD.

80. Lang, John George (1992). Lucy Cooper (An Australian Tale) [Australian Books on Demand, no. 3]. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 58 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, light crease front cover, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear. This is an Australian colonial novel about a convict girl assigned as a servant to a prominent lawyer in Sydney. The adventures and descriptions capture the feeling of the times and portray the life of the convicts as well as the style of living of the more prosperous citizens. The story was first published in 1846, anonymously, the work has now been attributed to John Lang. ISBN: 0949910236. Our Book No: 29777. $25 AUD.

81. Lang, John George (1994). Botany Bay, or True Tales of Early Australia [Australian Books on Demand, no. 8]. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 122 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, frontispiece, minor edgewear, minimal scuffs front cover, minimal biro annotation. A series of tales about the convict period of early Australia. They are fictionalized true stories mostly about convicts. The stories are about ghosts, murders and currency lads, and include some of the women who made good in the young colony of New South Wales. One of the 'legends' is about the builder who brought out soil from Ireland to keep the snakes away because Saint Patrick got rid of the snakes from Ireland. These stories are an important part of Australia's heritage. (Single biro correction in Introduction by book collector Alan Ivey.). ISBN: 0949910406. Our Book No: 29811. $25 AUD.

82. Lang, John George (2004). Mazarine [Australian Books on Demand, no. 19]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 65 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, frontispiece, minor edgewear. Historical novel about three friends at Cambridge University making a trip up the Rhine River to Heidelburg to practice the German language. Henry Mazarine falls in love with a young woman and marries her. The tale is centered around the marriage and her discontent or boredom. The story is told by a narrator in the first person. This story was first published as a serial in his Indian newspaper “The Mofussilite” in 1845. The story appears here in book form for the first time. (Author is Australian, but the story is set in Britain and Europe.). ISBN: 0975178482. Our Book No: 29817. $25 AUD.

83. Lang, John George (2004). Raymond [Australian Books on Demand, no. 18]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 62 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, frontispiece, minor edgewear, minor annotation front flyleaf. This Australian historical novel is partly autobiographical, but has a gothic ending of disaster and death. Originally published in 1840 anonymously. The work has now been attributed to John Lang. (Annotation by Alan Ives, book collector.). ISBN: 0975178458. Our Book No: 29874. $15 AUD.

84. Lang, John George (2004). Raymond (New ed) [Small Tales of Early Australia]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 62 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, errata slip pasted in, previous owner’s written annotation prelim page. This historical novelette is partly autobiographical but has a gothic ending of disaster and death. The story was originally published in 1840 anonymously, but now attributed to John Lang. (No 9 in this series. Annotation by Alan Ives, book collector). ISBN: 0975178431. Our Book No: 30072. $12 AUD.

85. Lang, John George (2005). Further Tales from Botany Bay (New ed) [Australian Books on Demand]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 133 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, frontispiece, minor edgewear, 1 biro correction rear of book, previous owners note inside front cover. The author wrote many stories published in English and Indian periodicals and newspapers. Most of these stories have not been republished. This collection (1836 - 1860) brings together his other Australian short stories. The author describes how as a young boy he went fishing on the harbour with Bungaree and his two wives. The story is set during the author's boyhood in Sydney in the 1820s. A voyage up the east coast of Australia through the Great Barrier Reef and then through Torres Strait describes John Lang's voyage to India in 1842. It is one of the earliest descriptions of such a voyage and has many incidents, shipwrecks, sharks and hostile natives. (No 22 in this series.). ISBN: 9780975723243. Our Book No: 29812. $20 AUD.

86. Lang, John George (2006). Invisible Ghosts [John Lang Project Occasional Tale, no. 2]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 16 pp. Paperback trade, stapled, very good plus condition, frontispiece. This story was first published in Household Words [Charles Dickens’ magazine], 1857. The story is set in England and is about a haunted house. The tale may be based on a true story about a real house that the author had been to. It will keep readers guessing as to the end of the mystery and if is is solved. ISBN: 978097523294. Our Book No: 29848. $18 AUD.

87. M’Donald, Charles; Crittenden, Victor (biographical note); Ostaus, Giovanni (vignettes) (1980). An Address on the Fiftieth Anniversary of New South Wales and Other Poems (1st this ed) [Colonial Poets Series]. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 12 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, few black & white drawings, minor edgewear. The poem (named as an address) is supposed to be spoken by a young Australian at the 50th anniversary of the colonization of New South Wales. Victor Crittenden states that he could not find out any biographical details about the poet. (No 4 in this series.). ISBN: 0949910015. Our Book No: 40005. $15 AUD.

88. Macdonald, George J. (1978). On a Movement of Beethoven's, and Other Poems of 1830's. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. Unnum 12 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, stapled pamphlet, minimal edgewear. Our Book No: 4380. $10 AUD.

89. Macdonald, George J.; Crittenden, Victor (introduction); Holbein, Hans the Younger (vignettes) (1978). On a Movement of Beethoven's and Other Poems of 1830s (new ed). Canberra: Mulini Press. Unnum 6 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, cover bound upside down. The author arrived in Sydney in the 1830s. He founded the city of Armidale. This pamphlet reprints a small part of his work which was published in newspapers and journals in the 1830s. The title poem shows the influence of music on his inspiration to write poetry. (Defective copy: internally excellent & complete.). ISBN: 095984144X. Our Book No: 30128. $10 AUD.

90. Martin, James; Crittenden, Victor (introduction, notes) (1991). Escape from Botany Bay 1791 (New ed). Canberra: Mulini Press. 9 pp. Paperback large octavo, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white drawings, spine ends little rubbed, minor edgewear. In March 1791, eleven people escape from the colony at Sydney, New South Wales. Nine of the escapees were convicts and two were small children. One of the convicts was Mary Bryant who, with her husband and two children, made the epic voyage from Sydney to Timor. This is the only account written by one of those who escaped. They arrived in Timor after many adventures and narrow escapes from disasters, only to be caught by Captain Edwards on his way back to England from Tahiti. The death of some of the escapees and the final freedom of those who survived due to James Boswell's efforts in England concludes this legendary but true tale of early Australia. The author was a Devon man sentenced to seven years for stealing. ISBN: 0949910325. Our Book No: 29772. $20 AUD.

91. Mawer, Granville Allen (2004). The Life and Legend of Jack Doolan: The Wild Colonial Boy (1st ed). Canberra: Mulini Press. 68 pp. Paperback wide thin octavo, very good condition, few black & white text-illustrations, minor edgewear, top corner front cover creased, rubbed at cover join to spine. This is the story of the real wild colonial boy, John Doolan. He was a juvenile bushranger, born in Castlemaine on the Victorian goldfields. Even more surprisingly, his story has connections with that of the song. A fascinating story to keep the reader guessing to the end. ISBN: 0975178466. Our Book No: 29937. $30 AUD.

92. McNicoll, A. W. R.; Ingleton, G. C. (illustrator) (1932). Sea Voices (Limited ed). Sydney: Golden Lantern Press. Unnum 48 pp. Hardback octavo, good condition, original dark green cloth cover (gilt vignette, edges & spine faded), de-accessioned EX-LIBRARY, top edge gilt, fore-edge untrimmed, spine label overlays label marks & digits. G. C. Ingleton produced this book of poetry on board HMAS Canberra during a cruise around Australia in August to November, 1932. (Limited edition of 260 or 298 copies.) SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 13326. $15 AUD.

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

94. Molloy, Frank (2000). Victor J. Daley: A Comprehensive Bibliography [Bibliographica Historica Australiae]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 182 pp. Paperback small octavo very good condition, frontispiece, minor rubbing, minor edgewear corners. Victor Daley was born in Ireland, County Meath in 1858 and came to Australia as a young man of 20 years. He travelled around the Southern part of Australia and wrote as a journalist. His poetical career began in 1882 when his poems wre published in the Bulletin, Punch and Freeman's Journal. He died in 1905. This bibliography lists all his work so far identified. The list of the available manuscript material, in addition to the reviews and the poems included in anthologies, is a valuable addition to this book. (No 9 in this series.). ISBN: 094991083X. Our Book No: 29948. $30 AUD.

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

96. Nisbet, Hume (1997). The Haunted Station (1st this ed) [Small Tales of Early Australia Series, no. 4]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 33 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, card cover, minor edgewear. This is a 'gothic' novel about an old house in outback Western Australia. The time is the middle of the 19th century. An escaped convict came to the large old station house which was the scene of a murder. His experiences in the house are the basis for this tale. The ghost reappears during a wild storm in true gothic novel style. The story was first published in "The Haunted Station and Other Stories", London, White, 1893. ISBN: 0949910678. Our Book No: 29757. $20 AUD.

97. Oats, William Nicolle (1981). Backhouse and Walker: A Quaker View of the Australian Colonies 1832 - 1838. Hobart, Sandy Bay: Blubber Head Press. 76 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos (including frontispiece). The first modern commentary on the visit by two Quakers, James Backhouse and George Washington Walker, to the Australian colonies, mostly New South Wales and Tasmania. Provides useful historical information, including and respecting the Aborigines, and attempts to influence land rights, human rights and temperance. ISBN: 0908528094. Our Book No: 16767. $20 AUD.

98. Patchett Martin, A. (Arthur) (1998). The Beginnings of an Australian Literature [Bibliographica Historica Australia series]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 48 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, stapled pamphlet. Facsimile, originally published in London in 1898, and based on an address delivered at the South Place Institute, London. The author was the publicist who introduced Adam Lindsay Gordon to English readers. He had long advocated for a distinctive Australian literature criticism of Australian writers. (No 6 in this series.) (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0949910775. Our Book No: 16546. $10 AUD.

99. Pateshall, Nicholas; Tipping, Marjorie (editor, introduction) (1980). A Short Account of a Voyage Round the Globe in H.M.S. Calcutta 1803 - 1804. Melbourne, Carlton: Queensberry Hill Press. 95 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white frontispiece, black & white drawing, map, owner's embossed seal (on two pages), otherwise excellent. The true (previously unpublished) account of Pateshall who was Third Lieutenant on the convict ship HMS Calcutta, which sailed for New Holland in 1803. Edited and introduced by Tipping, who found the manuscript in the Hereford County Record Office. One of the few early accounts of the aborted Sullivans Bay settlement. Descriptions of native people and animals seen, plus events and activities aboard the ship. This is the first of a proposed series of small publications related to the early settlement of Port Phillip and Van Diemen's Land. ISBN: 0909174202. Our Book No: 14983. $30 AUD.

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

101. Praed, Rosa; Webby, Elizabeth (introduction) (1993). The Bond of Wedlock [Australian Books on Demand]. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 114 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, few black & white drawings, rear cover creased, minor edgewear. A tale of London life that is one of the English novels of the Australian author. This story, first published in 1887, captures the society of late 19th century London. The heroine is married to an unsuitable husband and falls in love with a handsome, wealthy man. The plot revolves around her husband, her father and her new "ideal", revealing how they manipulate this unfortunate, discontented woman. (Estimated date, 1993, Trove catalogue. No 7 in the series.). ISBN: 0949910384. Our Book No: 24377. $13 AUD.

102. Prinsep, Mrs A.; Princep, Augustus (1981). The Journal of a Voyage from Calcutta to Van Diemen’s Land: Comprising a Descripton of That Colony During a Six Months’ Residence (Facsimile ed) [Tasmaniana Facsimile Editions]. Hobart: Melanie Publications. 117 pp. Hardback small square quarto, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, half leather binding, marbled boards, raised bands & gilt decoration spine, large foldout colour drawing, colour plates, frontispiece, bookshop sticker front pastedown. Facsimile of a book originally published in 1833. This is no. 51 of a limited edition of 325 copies. From original letters selected by Mrs A. Prinsep from Augustus Princep’s journal. The original sketches were drawn during the years 1829 and 1830. The illustrations for this facsimile edition were produced by Jim Borham of Craftsman Press, Melbourne, from colour transparancies filmed by the Tasmanian Film Corporation. (Large foldout panoramic view of Hobart Town. Eleven colour plates. The text paper is Glastonbury Antique Blue. The endpapers are Lineweave Colonial Bass Strait blue. No 3 in this facsimile series.). ISBN: 0908415028. Our Book No: 40139. $280 AUD.

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

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

105. Sala, George Augustus; Dingley, Robert (editor) (1995). The Land of the Golden Fleece: George Augustus Sala in Australia and New Zealand in 1885 (1st ed) [Australian Books on Demand, no. 14]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 242 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, frontispiece, few black & white drawings, tiny scuff spine edge, few tiny ridges along spine edge, minor edgewear. This book is about the author known as G.A.S. and his travels in Australia and New Zealand. They were published in many journals, and these articles include Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Hobart as well as other parts of Australia, in the boom years of the 1880s. ISBN: 0949910562. Our Book No: 29763. $35 AUD.

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

107. Sidney, John; Sidney, Samuel (2006). Tales of the Bushman [Small Tales of Early Australia Series]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 38 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover, minor edgewear. "The Bushman" was John Sidney, who came to Australia in 1840 and had many adventures as a grazier. After 10 years he returned to England, and told his stories to his brother Samuel, who was a lawyer and journalist. These stories were published in Dickens's magazine "Household Worlds" in 1850 - 1852. ISBN: 0977575810. Our Book No: 16562. $15 AUD.

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

109. Spennemann, Dirk H. R. (2004). Fiction in Nineteenth Century Samoan Newspapers. Canberra: Mulini Press. 86 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, few tables, cover rubbed near spine, minor edgewear. An overview of the history papers and an analysis of the origin of the fiction content, as well as an index to poetry and short fiction published in three newspapers: The Samoa Times in its two incarnations (1877 - 1881 and 1888 - 1896), and the Samoa Weekly Herald (1892 - 1900). ISBN: 0949910996. Our Book No: 29841. $30 AUD.

110. Sterndale, Handley Bathurst; Downing, Jane (editor); Spennemann, Dirk R. (editor) (2001). My Adventures and Researches in the Pacific, by a Master Mariner. Canberra: Mulini Press. 327 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings (woodcuts), map, small edge tears covers top spine repaired, minimal edgewear. Heavy. A first collection of 40 articles published in a series by the "Australian Town and Country Journal" between January 1871 and February 1872. Introduced (with lengthy biography) and edited by Spennemann and Downing. His adventures and travels (partly fictionalised) include the beche-de-mer trade, ancient ruins on the Caroline Islands, the Pacific Island Trading Company, living on the atoll of Suwarrow (and being rescued by the notorious Bully Hayes), pearl fishing, and beachcombers. ISBN: 0949910864. Our Book No: 17367. $40 AUD.

111. Tasma, pseudonym; Couvreur, Jessie; Clancy, Patricia (translator) (2004). Love in the Antipodes (L'Amour aux Antipodes) [Small Tales of Early Australia]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 41 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, few black & white drawings, frontispiece, minimal edgewear. An Australian historical novel, originally written and published in French in Europe, 1880. The story is about a young widow who runs a grazing property and employs a man, newly arrived in Victoria, to be a tutor for her young son. The descriptions of drought in the Australian countryside are accurate. The first chance Australian readers get to read this story. (No 10 in this series.). ISBN: 097517844X. Our Book No: 29832. $20 AUD.

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

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

114. Vidal, Mary (1995). Tales For the Bush (1st this ed) [Australian Books on Demand, no. 13]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 152 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, frontispiece, tiny scuff front cover, minor edgewear. This novel was first published in 1845, and this 1995 version is based on the fifth edition (perhaps printing). The characters are drawn from people that Mary Vidal met in her life in Australia. They depict a picture of life in Sydney not found in other stories simply because they are based on working class people, their lifestyles and their character. These tales are an important contribution to the literature of early Australia. ISBN: 0949910457. Our Book No: 29759. $20 AUD.

115. Walker, William (1996). Australian Literature 1864 (Facsimile ed) [Bibliographica Historica Australiae]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 32 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, minor edgewear. This booklet is the first study of Australian literature, originally published in 1864. It looks at writers of Australia’s early colonial period. In particular, the poets Harpur and Kendall are treated as important poets. (No 4 in this series.). ISBN: 0949910589. Our Book No: 30090. $15 AUD.

116. Warung, Price; [Astley, William] (1994). The Bullet of the Fated Ten: A Convict Tale of the Ring [Small Tales of Early Australia, no. 2]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 50 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. This story was originally published in the Bulletin magazine, 1897. This is the tale of ten convicts condemned to death in Sydney and their appeal to 'The Ring' in an attempt to escape the sentence. Set in the convict period it depicts the convict way of thinking, and the attitude of the warders and authorities. A portrayal of humans awaiting death, their quarrels and escape attempts. ISBN: 094991049X. Our Book No: 29840. $30 AUD.

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

118. Whitworth, Robert (1994). Mary Summers: A Romance of the Australian Bush (1st ed) [Australian Books On Demand, no. 9]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 99 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, frontispiece, minor edgewear. This book which is a full-length novel. The story first appeared in 1865 and was published in the "Australian Journal" as a serial. This is a bushranger and detective story disguised as a romantic love story. There is a glimpse of the crime-ridden back streets of Sydney in the 1860s, a time when the author was appearing on the Sydney stage. ISBN: 0949910414. Our Book No: 29745. $30 AUD.

119. Willson, Robert (1996). Canberra Cavalcade: Tales of the People and Legends of Southern New South Wales. Canberra: Mulini Press. 120 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, minor edgewear & rubbing. This book is a series of stories about people who travelled to the south of New South Wales in the early days. The book has some of the legends which have grown up about them. The various towns are covered, but the City of Canberra is the main feature. Caroline Chisholm and Lady Franklin, and the sons of the Faithfull family of Goulburn are mentioned. A fascinating way to learn some early history. Some of the stories have appeared in The Canberra Times. ISBN: 0949910600. Our Book No: 29818. $35 AUD.

120. Winstanley, Eliza (1992). For Her Natural Life: A Tale of the 1830s (1st this ed) [Australian Books on Demand, no. 5]. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 193 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, frontispiece, few black & white drawings, spine little creased, minor edgewear. This is an historical novel about a female convict or a "Government Woman" as they were called. Book 1 is the story of Margaret the heroine, in England and her struggle to survive with her child when her "noble" husband deserts her. The baby dies and she is tried for her "crime", and transported for life to New South Wales. Book 2 tells of her existence among other convicts on the ship. The heroine's adventures as an assigned convict, the evil superintendent of women convicts, and the worst of the villains who pursue her are written about in this part of the book. The author was for many years, in the 1840s, 50s and 60s a successful actress in Sydney, Hobart, London and New York, and she brings the sense of melodrama to this story. A contrast to "For the Term of his Natural Life" by Marcus Clarke. ISBN: 0949910228. Our Book No: 29752. $25 AUD.