Octavo, 54 pages plus a large folding map and an errata slip (tipped onto the contents page); the map (890 x 650 mm) is of the Northern Territory itself and shows the 'exploration tracks' of Stuart, Sturt, A.C. Gregory, McKinlay and Leichardt [sic].
Grey wrappers with the title page details repeated on the front cover; head and foot of the spine slightly chipped; front cover slightly creased by the large folding map bound in immediately after it; basically a fine copy.
'On 16 July, 1863, the Crown annexed to South Australia 'until We think fit to make other disposition thereof the Territory now known as the Northern Territory''. Responsibility was transferred to the Commonwealth on 1 January 1911. The book reprints the Letters Patent and the relevant Acts and Regulations (20 pages), together with lengthy extracts from Earl's 'Handbook for Colonists in Tropical Australia', printed earlier the same year at the 'Pinang [sic] Gazette' Press in the Straits Settlement (22 pages). The last section, 'Interior of the Country' (12 pages) is largely extracted from the journal of Stuart and the report of Waterhouse, naturalist to his expedition. Ferguson 13458 (the wrappers here are not stiffened, and the title page is also printed within a border).
London, David Bogue, 1849 [first edition in English].
Octavo, two volumes, xvi, 338 and vi, 378 pages plus a frontispiece in the first volume and 3 small folding maps (all with a little handcolouring).
Early half calf and marbled papered boards, with all edges marbled and matching marbled endpapers; leather a little rubbed and marked, with light tidemarks near the joints of the first volume; tidemark to the frontispiece; scattered foxing; an... Read complete entry
Prince Adalbert (1811-73) was a Prussian naval theorist and admiral; several journeys led him between 1826 and 1842 to the Netherlands, Britain, Russia, Turkey, Greece, and Brazil (Wikipedia). He spent the last four months on 1842 in Brazil. Alexander von Humboldt makes the following comments in his three-page introduction to this translation: 'this interesting Work ... conducts usthrough Brazil to the mouth of the Amazon River, and through this into one of its important tributaries, the Xingu, the course of which is now explored for the first time.... The Journal of Travels, printed originally only for the perusal of his friends ... is not in the strict sense of the word a scientific book; nevertheless it contains observations and views of nature and customs which reflect a vivid picture of the scenes which the Prince witnessed and passed through. Instruction is imparted in the most pleasing manner, when an unaffected simplicity and an absence of all pretension pervade a work like this'. It was purchased at the recent dispersal sale of the Hope family's historic property 'Wolta Wolta' at Clare in South Australia; there is some serendipity in this, given the Schomburgk family's close connection with the state. Richard Schomburgk accompanied his explorer brother Robert on an expedition in 1840-44 to British Guiana, as botanist and historian. He later published the three-volume account of the expedition before emigrating to South Australia, where he was a pioneering vigneron and an influential head of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens (Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 6).
Gilt-pictorial dark green cloth; spine slightly darkened, with the cloth on the rear cover a little marked; title page a little offset; leading edge of the contents leaf very slightly chipped; two short clean tears near the stub of the map expertly... Read complete entry
With the pictorial bookplate ['Gang forward'] of Edward Charles Stirling.
Octavo, three volumes; early gilt-decorated full diced calf, all edges marbled; leather a little rubbed and slightly worn at the corners, with trifling loss to the head of one spine, and one front hinge starting to crack (but still firm); occasional... Read complete entry
Six volumes of this set were published between 1804 and 1812, with a hand-coloured title page in the first volume and a total of 300 hand-coloured plates. The three volumes here do not conform to the standard collation, and as the plates are unnumbered and there is no plate list, they are offered as found. However, the good news is that they appear to be somewhat more generously endowed than normal: the attractive hand-coloured pictorial title is present, and the three volumes contain respectively 102, 76 and 86 superb hand-coloured plates (a total of 264), all complete with text leaves - and nothing appears to be missing.
Octavo, xii, 611 pages with 32 illustrations plus 20 lithographic plates (all tinted or printed in colour) and a folding map.
Gilt-decorated half calf and cloth, with a contrasting title-label on the spine, all edges and endpapers marbled; leather slightly scuffed, with a light tidemark near the foot of the spine; small tidemark to the inner corner of the endpapers,... Read complete entry
The ownership details of the Chief Examiner of the NSW Department of Instruction, 1881, are written neatly in ink at the head of the title page.
Octavo, xiv, 570 pages with 82 illustrations plus a tinted frontispiece and a folding map.
Early gilt-decorated half calf and cloth, with a contrasting title-label on the spine, all edges and endpapers marbled; leather slightly scuffed, with a light tidemark near the foot of the spine (and on the endpapers); foxing to a few early leaves;... Read complete entry
The ownership details of the Chief Examiner of the NSW Department of Instruction, 1881, are written neatly in ink at the head of the title page.
Quarto, 296 pages with hundreds of illustrations (mainly from photographs).
Gilt-decorated cloth; a fine copy in the original slipcase (showing signs of wear).
Following German occupation of the Netherlands, the government-in-exile re-established the Royal Netherlands Military Flying-School, which operated from several bases around the United States (primarily Hawkins Field, Jackson, Mississippi) between 1942 and 1944. This is a deluxe wartime pictorial record of the RNMF in America until the beginning of 1943, with portraits of a large number of the men who served; the text is in English and Dutch.
Octavo, [ii, front wrapper], 21, [1, outside rear wrapper] pages with a pictorial front cover and a full-page illustration on the inside front cover plus 4 pages of plates.
Pictorial wrappers with 'ABC' printed inside a tiny map of Australia in the top lefthand corner; contemporary annotations alongside the biographies of five place-getters; a few short tears expertly closed; general signs of use; overall a... Read complete entry
Trove, listing only the NLA and Monash University Library copies, describes the item thus: 'A pamphlet issued by the ABC for its radio listeners throughout its national radio network in Australia. It includes the conditions and regulations, route, prizes, handicap formula, safety measures, entries with biographies, pilots and their planes with port[rait]s of MacRobertson and some of the pilots including Amy Mollison (Johnson)'. Presumably pretty scarce in its day, it is not hard to see how this pamphlet has become very rare - not least, the untitled (and unremarkable) pictorial cover and absence of a title page give every indication that it is incomplete. 'Initially, there were 64 entrants from 13 countries, but when the race started on 20 October 1934, the field had been reduced to 20 planes from seven countries. Only 11 finished the gruelling 18,000 kilometre trip' (SLNSW website). Loosely inserted is a newspaper cutting containing an article written after the third plane had landed.
Foolscap folio, 10 pages plus a very large folding map ('Plan shewing Explorations between Alice Springs and the Eastern Boundary of the Province', 570 x 1105 mm).
Modern binder's cloth lettered in gilt on the front cover; a fine copy.
South Australian Parliamentary Paper Number 209 of 1878. Barclay and his small party left Alice Springs on 31 January 1878; before turning back on 4 June, they had almost reached the Queensland border. Lack of food and water was the main problem, exacerbated on their return by a delay of five days spent shoeing the surviving horses (one having been eaten). 'The shoeing is a very tedious job, as we have no small shoes left, and it is a hard matter to fit them without a forge. The horses could not get through the range without it, or I should push on, as we are all but out of food of every kind, and are living on rats'. McLaren 5041 (not noting the dimensions of the map).
Sydney, F. Cunninghame and Co., General Printers [for the British and Foreign Bible Society], 1888.
Small octavo, 104 pages.
Blind-stamped brown stippled cloth slightly sunned and flecked; minimal signs of use and a little foxing; (NSW) Bible Society stamp on the title page and rear flyleaf; an excellent copy.
Darlow and Moule 4075. The Acts of the Apostles translated into Fotuna, the language of the island of Futuna, New Hebrides; 'translated by J. Copeland and his successor W. Gunn, of the Free Church of Scotland Mission'. By default a limited edition; in 1911, when the relevant volume of the bibliography first appeared, 'The population of the island of Futuna does not exceed 500'. It is certainly rare today, as Trove records copies in only the NLA and SLNSW.
Sydney, NSW Auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society, 1908.
Octavo, [iv], 318 pages.
Yapp-edged full leather (early but possibly not the publisher's original binding, as there are three holes in all inner margins where the item was previously stab-sewn); leather a little scuffed and slightly torn along the rear top edge, with... Read complete entry
There is no title on the binding, but the name 'Sister Irene Badcock' is stamped in gilt in the bottom righthand corner of the front cover; annotations in pencil on a number of pages are presumably in her hand. Loosely inserted is a handwritten letter addressed to her, written in (presumably) Dobuan by Mary (quarto, two pages, Ubuia, Papua, 7 June 1918). The 'Irene Badcock 1909 collection from the Congo' is in the South Australian Museum. A little too late for Darlow and Moule, but see 3253 and 3254 for similar items published in 1898 and 1904 respectively.
Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1950 [third impression]/ 1943.
Quarto, [viii], 165 pages with numerous illustrations plus a colour frontispiece, all by the author.
Pictorial papered boards lightly worn and marked, with the hinges starting to split (but still very firm); endpapers offset and a little foxed; acidic text paper uniformly discoloured; a very good copy with the colour pictorial dustwrapper a little... Read complete entry
Inscribed 'To Chris, Wishing you a very Happy Birthday. Don Bradman 1/11/51'. We know this to be a present from Don to a child the Bradmans fostered, as we bought it in 2002 from the recipient (and have just got around to cataloguing it!).
Octavo, [xii], 206, 16 (publisher's advertisements) pages plus 7 etchings (including the title page) by D.Y. Cameron.
Quarter contrasting pictorial cloth; top and bottom edges of the rear cover slightly notched (presumably when tied in a bundle at some stage); extremities slightly rubbed; an excellent copy.
The first edition of the author's second book; one of the Arcady Library series. With the ownership signature of J[ane] W. Stirling, daughter of Sir Edward Charles Stirling and wife of Thorburn Brailsford Robertson.
Square quarto,  pages plus 27 plates (7 in colour).
Cloth; very slightly marked; an excellent copy with the slightly used dustwrapper.
This copy is signed and dated (10 April 1970) by the artist under his frontispiece portrait; the handwriting clearly shows the effects of advanced multiple sclerosis, the disease that had confined Cant to a wheelchair from the mid-1960s. He died in 1983 at the age of 71. Also signed on the title page by Elizabeth Young, the second daughter of John Young of Macquarie Galleries fame, published her later books under her married name, Jean [Elizabeth] Campbell. Her husband was the artist and arts administrator Robert Campbell.
London, Printed for the Society of Antiquaries by John Nichols, 1790.
Quarto, xxii, 476 pages.
Later binder's cloth, with all edges trimmed a little; scattered pale foxing; an excellent copy with the large bookplate of the Library of the Royal Artillery Institution on the pastedown.
Pages 423-476 are 'Ancient Cookery. From a ms. in the Library of the Royal Society', and the prefatory note is worth quoting at length: 'The ms. from which the following pages are transcribed, is without title or date, or the name of the author. It is bound up with some other treatises upon Regimen and Medicine ... And it is evident from the hand, that these treatises were written ... early in the 15th century: but they were probably then transcribed from originals, which had been long before composed by persons of fame and celebrity in the practice of Regimen and Cookery'.
The photograph is taken from behind the wicket and includes the wicket-keeper, the fieldsman at slips, Alan Fairfax, the cartwheeling stump and Alan Kippax, the batsman at the non-striker's end. Of far greater consequence, however, is the signature pencilled on the verso of the image: that of Archie Jackson, the New South Wales and Australian Test batsman, who died of tuberculosis in 1933 at the early age of 23. Jackson and his friend and supporter Fairfax were room-mates on the 1930 tour of England, which helps explain why this particular image from this tour bears his ownership signature.
The Australian Dictionary of Biography has all this and more to say about him. He later became a journalist and highly regarded radio commentator; not least, he is the grandfather of the Chappell brothers. This large photograph (visible image size 310 x 250 mm) is a full-length portrait of a young Richardson dressed for play, standing against a painted rustic background. It is in fine condition behind glass in the original mount and frame (the original paper backing on the frame is torn and lacks sections). The photographer is not credited. Probably unique - definitely impressive.
Large octavo, two volumes (text) and a slipcase of maps: xx, 747 and iv, 618 pages with 372 diagrams and maps plus a frontispiece portrait, 84 pages of plates, 8 folding maps or sections, 10 folding tables and endpaper maps, plus 5 large folding colour maps in a matching cloth slipcase.
Cloth very slightly mottled; a fine set with the fine dustwrappers (that on the slipcase, no less, is very slightly rubbed), still in the original stout cardboard boxes, as issued.
Edgeworth David's magnum opus, posthumously completed after his death in 1934 by his chosen collaborator, delayed not least by both World Wars. The condition of this set has to be seen to be believed.
Folio (455 x 325 mm), 48 pages with five original etchings bound in throughout the book plus flyleaf illustrations.
Full leather; a fine copy with the lightly marked slipcase.
'Six memorable stories by Henry Lawson complemented by five original etchings by Sir Russell Drysdale made exclusively for this book.... These five etchings were Sir Russell Drysdale's last works' (the artist died of cancer on 29 June 1981, aged 69). This is the only edition of the work, limited to a mere 100 numbered copies signed by the artist on the colophon; this is copy number 50. The individual etchings are not signed or numbered.
Richmond, Richmond Hill Press and Collector Reproductions, 1979.
Folio (470 x 310 mm),  pages plus the signed certificate of limitation leaf and 45 full-page plates (approximately 9 in colour, the balance in monochrome); loosely inserted is a folder containing reproductions of 6 of the prints suitable for framing, as originally issued.
Quarter morocco and cloth; a fine copy with the fine slipcase.
Number 491 of 500 copies signed by the artist. 'Sir Russell Drysdale has created 45 original pen and wash drawings, line drawings and watercolours recollecting the people and places which have inspired his art through a lifetime'.
Oblong folio, 143 pages with 76 plates (35 in colour).
Cloth a little sunned on the spine, with some loss to the white lettering; an excellent copy with the slipcase.
The deluxe edition; this is number 3 of only 200 copies signed by the artist. Loosely inserted, and as issued, is an original signed etching, numbered to match (paper size 330 x 255 mm; image size 200 x 165 mm). From the collection of the artist David Dridan, with his signature (dated October 1984).
Large oblong octavo,  pages with 36 full-page illustrations (after photographs).
Full maroon morocco with the title in gilt in a large and decorative font on the front cover; leather slightly rubbed at the extremities, with minor wear to the foot of the spine; trifling signs of handling; an excellent copy.
The party comprised just 29 people, identified in the text; this deluxe binding may have been produced in quite limited numbers for presentation purposes.
Octavo, xii, 140, [4, publisher's catalogue] pages plus a double-page folding frontispiece view of Hobart.
Original papered boards with the original printed paper title-label on the spine ('Evans's / Van Diemen's / Land / - / 7s. 6d.'), all edges uncut; covers slightly marked and a little rubbed and bumped at the extremities, with minor... Read complete entry
The title page refers to 'A Large Chart of the Island, Thirty Inches by Twenty-four', which was issued separately at the same time as the book. 'The chart is rare and few copies of the text are accompanied by it. Since it was issued quite separately from the text, the text must be considered complete without it' (Wantrup). Ferguson 861 (not recording the publisher's catalogue); Wantrup 55. With the pictorial bookplate ['Gang forward'] of Edward Charles Stirling and the later initials of his grandson David Robertson.
Contemporary full polished calf, all edges lightly dyed green; spine gilt-decorated, with a contrasting leather title-label; corners very slightly worn; front joint cracked, with the inner hinge lightly strengthened; endpapers and first and last few... Read complete entry
Tall octavo, [iv], 219 pages plus 25 full-page plates and the additional engraved title page with vignette.
Gilt-pictorial and blind-decorated cloth, all edges gilt; scattered light foxing to some plates, otherwise a sparkling copy with a neat early ownership signature on the flyleaf.
The title page states there are 'fifty splendid steel engravings', but there are only 34 on the list of plates (including the front cover illustration and title vignette). However, this undisturbed copy would appear to be as issued with its complement of plates further reduced.
Adelaide, Libraries Board of South Australia, 1966 (facsimile edition)/ 1814.
Large quarto, two volumes of text plus the matching case containing the loose folding maps and plates (collating as per the original atlas, but produced in this format to facilitate shelf storage).
Cloth with leather title-labels on the spines; the merest hint of sunning to the spines (this light-coloured cloth is usually found faded and marked); ownership label to each flyleaf; tidy contemporary ownership details; essentially a fine set.
Octavo, xx, 536 pages with numerous illustrations plus 22 plates (one in colour) and 4 folding maps.
Original gilt-pictorial cloth slightly flecked and rubbed; spine a little sunned and creased; publisher's advertisements (4 pages?) originally bound in at the rear have been removed; a very good copy.
'No detailed account of the Timor-laut Islands has appeared before the present; and very little has been published on the inhabitants of the interior of Timor'. With the pictorial bookplate ['Gang forward'] of Edward Charles Stirling.
Melbourne, Hutchinson, 1978 [first Australian edition].
Octavo, 471 pages with illustrations and 10 maps plus 16 pages of plates and endpaper maps.
Cloth; a fine copy with the dustwrapper very lightly chipped and marked at the foot of the spine.
Offered together with the original signature of Sir John Franklin (on a piece of vellum, 90 x 330 mm, excised from the foot of a document). It is dated 24 May 1841, and was signed in Franklin's official capacity of Governor of Van Diemen's Land (1836-1843). The vellum also has an embossed paper-over-wax seal and some printed text with manuscript additions on the same side (the verso is blank); it appears to have come from a land title or similar official document. There is one other signature of more than passing interest on the document - that of John Montagu, Colonial Secretary and Registrar (from 1834 to 1842). For five years Franklin and Montagu 'worked in harmony.... In October 1841 a strong difference of opinion arose' between them. In a letter to Franklin on 17 January 1842, Montagu made a remark 'that could only be taken as insulting, and Franklin dismissed Montagu from his office. Montagu withdrew the offending phrase but Franklin's mind was made up. Montagu, however, went to England and so successfully brought his case before Lord Stanley, the Secretary of State for War and the Colonies, that Governor Franklin was recalled' (Wikipedia). He subsequently took command of his third Arctic expedition; HMS 'Erebus' and HMS 'Terror' left England on 19 May 1845 and sailed into oblivion and history. Contemporary online sources supply the details of the story that has been filled in greatly since Owen's book was published.
Octavo, xvi, 510,  (publisher's advertisements) pages with 16 illustrations plus a colour frontispiece, 4 plates and 3 folding maps.
Original gilt-pictorial cloth a little scuffed and slightly rubbed at the extremities, with minor wear to the corners and the ends of the (sunned) spine; blemish to the cloth at the head of the front cover (where an old paper library label was removed... Read complete entry
With the early name-plate of Edward Charles Stirling.
Folio (390 x 290 mm), [viii], vi, 67 pages with numerous illustrations and 19 tipped-in plates (all but one in colour) and endpaper illustrations (all by Donald Friend).
Half black morocco and purple velvet; a fine copy in the slipcase (a little marked).
'Rochester's Lyrical, lewd & licentious poems were circulated only in manuscript during his lifetime. The earliest printed Editions appeared a year after his Death. But 'The Farce of Sodom' was never printed in England. For centuries its fame (or notoriety) depended on crude Continental imprints. Consequently, in England 'Sodom' was a sort of obscene literary rumour, like Sullivan's ( - or was it Gilbert's?) suppressed 'Sod's Opera', except to those who had privileged access to a few manuscript copies, only two of which are known to have survived until the present day. Thus this Edition is issued with a handwritten Text in keeping with the Manuscript tradition' (Editor's Note). The calligraphy is also by Donald Friend. The edition is limited to only 250 copies signed by the artist; this is number 26.
Later quarter cloth and papered boards a little sunned; occasional light foxing; short marginal tears to three leaves closed; early pencil doodling to two blank leaves (easy to erase, but it seems a shame to do so); a decent copy.
Lyndoch, 'veroffentlicht gratis' (published free) by the Author (and printed by Auricht at Tanunda), 1904.
Octavo, 23 pages.
Salmon-coloured wrappers, with the full title page details repeated within a decorative border on the front panel; wrappers slightly marked and sunned, with two light creases diagonally across the entire pamphlet; a very good copy.
On the institution of marriage. A rare regional imprint, with only two copies recorded on Trove.
Large octavo, 16 pages plus 2 folding maps and advertisements on three panels of the wrappers.
Original salmon-pink wrappers with the title page details repeated within a border on the front cover; wrappers slightly chipped (at the rear) and creased, with minor wear to the foot of the spine; first and last pages uniformly discoloured; an... Read complete entry
Reprinted from 'The Register', 'The Adelaide Observer' and 'The Evening Journal'.
Drop-title; pinholes in the inner margins where sewn when bound (now neatly disbound); a fine copy.
South Australian Parliamentary Paper Number 157 of 1869-70. A detailed report by George Goyder from Fort Point, Port Darwin, dated 27 September 1869: the first two pages discuss the death of Bennett (from spear wounds) and race relations generally; then follow outlines of the recently completed land survey, a description of the country and its minerals, and the natural history specimens despatched to Adelaide. Important and rare. Offered together with a copy of the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch, Volume 79, 1978, containing a relevant article by Michael Williams: 'George Woodroofe Goyder - a Practical Geographer' (22 pages with 3 maps and 3 plates).
Foolscap folio, 8 pages plus copies of two enclosures with the tender forms: a folding plan showing the proposed system of surveying sections (approximately 260 x 315 mm) and a large folding colour map, 'Sketch Map of the North Territory Country in the vicinity of Adam Bay, constructed by J.W.O. Bennett, Draughtsman, from data and instructions furnished by the Hon. B.T. Finniss, L.Col. V.M.F., Govt. Resident Northern Territory. Showing approximately the tracks of the various explorers of the N.T. and t
Modern cloth with the title in gilt on the front cover; light marginal foxing to the text and folding plan, with light waterstains to the leading edge of the last leaf; the folding map is foxed (confined mainly to the wide unprinted margins and blank... Read complete entry
South Australian Parliamentary Paper Number 100 of 1868-69. It contains full details of the nine tenders for the survey of 420,000 acres of land in the Northern Territory, together with a report on them by George Goyder, the Surveyor-General. He saw fit to consider seriously only one of the tenders, and his concluding remarks suggest the ultimate course of action: 'it only remains to be considered whether an efficient party, organized and equipped by the Government, and the additional information gained thereby, would not be infinitely preferable to the bare local description of the country actually operated on by the contractors'. The very detailed map may be seen as a monument to Bennett, who returned with Goyder's party, only to meet his death by spearing on 29 May 1869. Offered together with a copy of the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch, Volume 79, 1978, containing a relevant article by Michael Williams: 'George Woodroofe Goyder - a Practical Geographer' (22 pages with 3 maps and 3 plates). Also included is a signed copy of the recent biography of Goyder by Janis Sheldrick: 'Nature's Line. George Goyder. Surveyor, Environmentalist, Visionary' (Wakefield Press, 2013; octavo, xiv, 458 pages plus 28 colour illustrations and endpaper maps; papered boards with the dustwrapper).
Quarto, three volumes, with 79 (of 81) full-page chromolithographs.
Original gilt-pictorial cloth marked and rubbed; library plate on the front flyleaf and rear cover of the third volume; Volume 1 has marginal tears to some leaves, the front inner hinge reinforced with tape, and the frontispiece taped in facing its... Read complete entry
The missing plates are from the first volume: the Cockatiel (facing page 33) and the Rosy-Faced Love-Bird (facing page 129). The Ring-Necked or Bengal Parrakeet (facing page 57) is torn down the righthand side (but well clear of the image). Sold as a collection of plates.
Octavo, x, 341 pages with a title page vignette plus 6 full-page plates and a large folding panoramic map (with the route and watercourses marked in colours).
Early full polished calf, extensively gilt-decorated; leather a little rubbed, with slight wear to the head of the front hinge; tiny light tidemark to the top margin of the first few leaves; an excellent copy in a prize binding with the crest of the... Read complete entry
The illustrations are engraved by Edward Whymper 'from photographs taken during the journey by H. Walker'.
Foolscap folio, two Parliamentary Papers, 11 pages plus 2 folding maps (267 x 190 mm and approximately 220 x 385 mm [printed surface]), and 2 pages plus a large folding map (510 x 715 mm).
Both items are bound together in modern cloth lettered in gilt on the front cover; in fine condition.
Hack's instructions were to travel by sea to Port Lincoln, overland to Streaky Bay, then travel 'as nearly due north as the features of the country will allow ... as far as the northern boundary of this province.... Every endeavour is to be made to conciliate and win the goodwill of such natives as may be encountered during the journey; and you are to urge upon each individual of the party the great desirability of impressing the aborigines favourably towards Europeans, by keeping good faith with them, and by not offending against their natural habits and prejudices'. The northerly route in fact commenced about 40 miles east of Streaky Bay; the return route from their furthest north was basically south-east around the bottom of Lake Gairdner to Port Augusta. The bulk of the paper comprises various progress reports from Hack during the course of the expedition (from June to September, accompanied by the two maps), plus two lengthy summary reports after the event. The second paper comprises a report from Harris, the surveyor on the expedition, and a detailed route map of the entire area covered. It includes the tracks of Warburton, who also conducted 'his first notable journey in 1857 to the dry country south and west of Lake Gairdner.... [Hack] did not follow Warburton's tracks, but rather supplemented and extended his examinations' (Feeken, Feeken and Spate). South Australian Parliamentary Papers Number 156 and Number 189 of 1857-58. McLaren 9482 and 9483.
Duodecimo, [ii, recto blank, verso advertisement], xii, 188, [4, with advertisements on the second and third] pages plus 10 full-page lithographs.
Gilt-ruled dark green cloth over heavy bevel-edged boards, all edges uncut; cloth slightly marked and a little rubbed at the extremities; front inner hinge partially cracked but firm; rear endpaper lightly tidemarked; minimal foxing; tears and chips... Read complete entry
With the namestamp and signature of F.G.A. Barnard, Chemist, Kew, the author of the jubilee history of that Melbourne suburb.
The front flyleaf has the contemporary blindstamp of J. Walsh & Sons, Booksellers, Launceston and the signature of Sam Hannaford. Trove records that Samuel Hannaford (1827-1874) was the librarian at the Tasmanian Public Library in Hobart, and author of a number of books of Australian natural history and travel. A later owner has noted a few of these details in ink on the pastedown.
Adelaide, 'published by Superintendent of Club', 1872.
Octavo, viii, -408 pages (the last 8 being advertisements) plus 2 frontispiece lithographs ('Present Bushmen's Home' and 'Proposed Bushmen's Home').
Flush-cut dark blue cloth over thin boards, with the short title in gilt on the front cover; cloth lightly marked and rubbed at the extremities; spine a little sunned; inner hinges cracked but firm; very occasional foxing, slightly heavier on the... Read complete entry
The name of the anonymous author, a cousin of the somewhat more famous Victor, is added in pencil on the title page. Ferguson 10643 (recording only 'blue morocco cloth boards'). 'By 1866 a ravaging northern drought accelerated the need to succour bush workers, who were often victims of their own excesses and were preyed upon between jobs. Hugo pressed for a 'bushmen's home', like a seamen's home, as a quiet, sober refuge. Opposition came from those who saw it as a squatters' movement, but his canvassing, bushmen's subscriptions and philanthropic support enabled the home to open in Whitmore Square, Adelaide, in May 1870' (Australian Dictionary of Biography).