Drop-title; small holes in the left-hand margin where sewn when bound (now disbound); an excellent copy.
South Australian Parliamentary Paper Number 18 of 1866. Full details of the project: primarily a monthly service between Java, Brisbane and Sydney, via Torres Straits, but including proposals from 'Colonel Finniss, Resident of the northern part of South Australia ... for establishing a steam service between Adam Bay and the Dutch possessions on the Isle of Timor'.
Greenwich, Conway Maritime Press, 1979, 1985 and 1980.
Small folio, three volumes, [viii], 440; [viii], 439, and [viii], 456 pages with nearly 3000 illustrations (from photographs and specially commissioned line drawings).
Synthetic cloth (first volume), papered boards (second volume) and cloth (third volume); extremities slightly bumped; flyleaves lightly offset or marked; an excellent set with like dustwrappers a little rubbed at the extremities.
Octavo; cloth a little rubbed and marked; spine sunned; extremities very slightly worn with trifling loss; edges a little browned; initial leaves lightly creased and foxed; a very good copy.
Includes four pages of colour plates. Gilt-stamped 'With the compliments of Lambert Brothers (Insurance) Limited, Cunard House...'. Fascinating period piece, including advertisements for undersea salvage and Marconi radio...
Titling-wrappers, stapled as issued; upper third a little creased; an excellent copy.
Commonwealth Parliamentary Paper Number 197 of 1914-15; only 950 copies printed. Details of a Memorandum of Agreement to provide a monthly steamship service to Darwin for a period of two years from May 1915.
New Haven, William Reese and Sydney, Hordern House, 2004 [second edition, revised and enlarged]/ 1974, 1982 and 1983 [originally published in three volumes].
Large octavo, xxiv, 792 pages.
Cloth; a fine copy (without a dustwrapper, as issued).
An extensively annotated catalogue of the important collection amassed by Kenneth Evan Hill - 'the most extensive gathering of books that document early voyages of exploration and discovery in the Pacific'. This second edition combines in one alphabetical sequence the contents of the original three volumes along with many new titles which have been added to the Hill Collection since the original catalogue was published. It also contains an interesting eight-page article by Hill's son: 'Kenneth Evan Hill as a Book Collector. 5 December 1915 - 8 July 2001'.
Drop-title; neatly disbound (with holes in the left-hand margin where formerly stab-sewn); a very good copy.
Thirty-four vessels are listed, with the names of owners, tonnage, date available and terms (charter rates or purchase price); Elder, Smith's ship Moonta was chartered and James Darwent's steam launch Midge was purchased. South Australian Parliamentary Paper Number 193 of 1868-69.
London, printed for Brooke, Clarke and J. Butterworth, 1804 [second edition, with additions].
Octavo, xxxii, 463,  pages.
Early full calf slightly marked and rubbed and a little worn at the extremities, with the top corners more heavily so (and very lightly scorched); a little loss to the head of the spine and near the foot of the rear hinge; outer hinges cracked but... Read complete entry
With the ownership stamp of Howard Zelling, sometime Supreme Court Judge of South Australia (and an earlier ownership stamp on the front pastedown and title-page).
Small quarto; gilt-decorated cloth; ownership signature; a fine copy with the fine dustwrapper.
'The story of the years the author spent in the four-masted barque Silberhorn, running to Oregon and San Francisco, as told in his famous book, Ships and Women, which is reproduced in full, together with many memories and reflections from his no less famous Letters ... with over 150 photographic illustrations of the ships he knew and forty pen-and-ink sketches by W.M.Birchall'.
Poole, Blandford Press, 1972 [first revised edition]/ 1968.
Quarto; blind-stamped cloth; extremities a little bumped and slightly sunned; top edge slightly dusty; endpapers very slightly marked; a very good copy with the dustwrapper slightly bumped and a little age-browned.
Octavo, 144 pages plus numerous full-page plates and a very large folding colour map.
Original pebble-grain blue cloth very slightly rubbed at the extremities and slightly bumped along the front bottom edge; two tiny leading edge tears to the flyleaf and adjacent blank leaf expertly closed; an excellent copy.
'Rec'd from Lt. Jarvis / Jan. 19, 1900. / W W Smithers' is pencilled onto the front flyleaf. First Lieutenant D.H. Jarvis was the commander of the overland relief expedition; his very detailed report occupies 76 pages of this volume.
Sydney, Public Library of NSW in association with Angus and Robertson, 1963 [corrected edition with some additional material]/ 1962 [first edition].
Octavo, two volumes, xxviii, 476 and xviii, 406 pages with 8 maps plus 98 plates (18 in colour) and a large folding map.
Cloth; top edge of one volume and the bottom edge of both are lightly marked; an excellent set with the dustwrappers slightly rubbed at the extremities, with slight wear and chipping (and one short tear) to the head of the spines.
Published from the original manuscript held in the Mitchell Library.
Duodecimo; papered boards; an excellent copy with the dustwrapper slightly rubbed, creased and torn with slight (chiefly surface) loss.
Marcie Muir's pamphlet, 'Charlotte Barton: Australia's First Children's Author' finally solved the mystery of the identity of the author, long misattributed by Ferguson (based on information pencilled in the Petherick copy in the National Library). The thirteen stories in the book are drawn largely from recent colonial history, and include 'Port Essington', 'Loss of the Stirling Castle', 'Wreck of the Charles Eaton' and 'Anecdotes of the Aborigines of New South Wales'.
Octavo; cloth unevenly darkened, slightly marked and a little foxed at the extremities; corners slightly turned, one a little bumped; endpapers lightly offset; a good copy.
With the contemporary ownership signature and details of F[rederick] Ranson Mortlock (dated 1933, only 4 years before his death), and the later armorial bookplate of his great-nephew [?] John Andrew Tennant Mortlock.
Octavo; blind stamped gilt-decorated cloth; edges a little darkened and slightly marked; covers slightly rubbed, marked and sunned; tissue-guard to frontispiece creased and almost loose (a production flaw?); early leaves lightly browned and foxed; a... Read complete entry
With the 1903 mimeographed prize plate from the Adelaide Shorthand and Business Training Academy, signed by the Principal, William Hogg. Illustrations by Hume Nisbet.
Folio, xx, 150,  pages with numerous monochrome illustrations and 4 colour plates plus endpaper maps.
Decorated cloth with a leather title-label on the spine; top corners very slightly bumped; spine very lightly sunned; an excellent copy in the slightly bumped slipcase.
Introduced by Alan Villiers, illustrated with watercolours and drawings by Geoffrey Ingleton, designed by Douglas Dunstan, and printed at the Griffin Press in Adelaide for the Limited Editions Club. Accompanying the book is a copy of the Club's Monthly Newsletter (December 1975, Number 494; octavo, 8 pages with a related leaflet loosely inserted); it is devoted exclusively to this publication. The edition was limited to 2000 numbered copies signed by Ingleton and Dunstan (book designer, typographer and managing director of the Griffin Press until his retirement in 1967). This copy has the initials GP in place of a number - it is in fact the copy reserved for the Griffin Press itself.
Octavo; papered boards lightly sunned; top edge a little lightly foxed; flyleaves lightly offset; a very good copy with the slightly sunned, rubbed and creased dustwrapper with the flaps a little foxed.