London, John Lane The Bodley Head, 1894 to 1897 (Volumes 5 and 7, with the advertisements at the rear, are first editions; the balance are early reprints). 'The Yellow Book' differed from other periodicals of the era in that 'it was issued clothbound, made a strict distinction between the literary...
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[Swanbourne, John Burridge, 1989 (reset and enlarged edition)]/ 1919. This reprint edition, limited to 300 copies, is reset, and contains additional material, a two-page preface by the author's great-nephew, the frontispiece portrait, and a six-page index. See Trigellis-Smith 212.
Swanbourne, John Burridge, 1992 (enlarged facsimile edition)/ 1940. The limitation is not stated, but the Burridge editions were typically limited to between 200 and 300 copies.
[Swanbourne, John Burridge, 1980s facsimile edition]/ 1929. One of only 200 copies.
[Perth, John Burridge, 1980s facsimile edition]/ 1948. One of only 200 copies.
[Swanbourne, John Burridge, 1986 (facsimile edition)]/ 1931. One of only 200 copies. See Trigellis-Smith 200.
[Adelaide, 2/10th Battalion Association, 1984 (facsimile reprint with a new supplement)]/ 1958. The history is updated to the end of 1984, and contains complete nominal and honour rolls and much new material; however, the folding map of Balikpapan attached to the rear pastedown of the original edition is not reproduced in this reprint.
McCrae, Slouch Hat Publications, 1998 (first edition). Signed by the author. With the Honour Roll, and the nominal roll in two parts - the original battalion, plus the reinforcements.
[Swanbourne, John Burridge, 1988 (facsimile edition)]/ 1921. One of only 200 copies.
[Swanbourne, John Burridge, 1983 (facsimile edition)]/ 1922. Number 11 of only 200 copies. See Trigellis-Smith 227.
Swanbourne, John Burridge, 1992 (facsimile edition)/ 1942. The limitation is not stated, but the Burridge editions were typically limited to between 200 and 300 copies.
[Swanbourne, John Burridge, 1984 (facsimile edition)]/ 1936. One of only 200 copies. See Trigellis-Smith 233.
[Swanbourne, John Burridge, 1980s (facsimile edition)]/ 1934. One of only 200 copies.
[Swanbourne, John Burridge, 1986 (facsimile edition)]/ 1922. One of only 200 copies. See Trigellis-Smith 238.
[Swanbourne, John Burridge, 1990 (facsimile edition)]/ 1919. The limitation is not stated, but the Burridge editions were typically limited to between 200 and 300 copies.
Swanbourne, John Burridge, [1980s (facsimile edition)]/ 1920. Number 4 of only 200 copies (and a much better production than the original).
[Swanbourne, John Burridge, 1985 (enlarged reprint edition)]/ 1921. One of only 250 copies. This reset edition contains a 91-page supplement, compiled by John Burridge, new to this reprint. It includes KIA, Nominal and Honour Rolls, and a detailed itinerary of the Battalion. The reset title page of this edition omits...
[Swanbourne, John Burridge, 1992 (facsimile edition)]/ 1927. The limitation is not stated, but the Burridge editions were typically limited to between 200 and 300 copies.
Melbourne, Melville and Mullen, 1919. The history of the 48th Battalion AIF.
Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1951 (new edition, illustrated and enlarged)/ 1932. The plates are new to this edition, which is also the first to contain the complete 'Nominal Roll of 5th Light Horse Regiment, Second Light Horse Brigade', 1914-1919 (pages 297-312).
Collingwood, Abb-typesetting Pty Ltd, 1986 (amended facsimile edition)/ 1933. The two leaves of additions and corrections to the Rolls are new to this edition.
[Swanbourne, John Burridge, 1990 (facsimile edition)]/ 1936. One of only 300 copies. 7th Company Field Engineers.
[Perth, John Burridge, 1991] (facsimile edition)/ 1916, 1917 and 1919. The three original parts are here bound as one, in this facsimile reprint limited to a mere 200 copies. Our catalogue notes for the first edition are not out of place here: 'These three volumes reproduce the brigade's typescript journals...
Adelaide, Surveyor General's Office, 1877. Lithographed throughout by Frazer S. Crawford (Government Printer); signed on the double-page title 'G.W. Goyder Sur Genl 30/5/78' with a two-digit number (42 in this case) in his hand under the date; this is presumably the copy number of what we suggest was a very...
London, Hamilton, Adams and Co., 1843. Provenance: Johannes Leigh-Jones, Sydney; later (1948) Frederick Walter ('Doc Robbie') Robinson (1888-1971), University of Queensland (the founder of the University's Fryer Library and one of the instigators of the John Oxley Library, now part of the State Library of Queensland). The occasional pencilled corrections...
Lockleys, Wilmar Library, February 1993. The autobiography of a professional fisherman, born on Yorke Peninsula in 1921, the son of a Gallipoli veteran who first took his son to sea when he was aged two. The edition was limited to 20 copies signed by Ron Beck, 'for private circulation only';...
Lockleys, Wilmar Library, November 1993 (second, corrected, edition)/ February 1993. The autobiography of a professional fisherman, born on Yorke Peninsula in 1921, the son of a Gallipoli veteran who first took his son to sea when he was aged two. The introduction to this volume lists the pages where the...
'In the Savoy' [London], printed for D. Browne, J. Walthoe (and numerous others), 1717 (third edition, first issue)/ 1670. Blount's Law Dictionary was first published in 1670 under the title 'Nomo-Lexicon'. '[This] work quickly superseded its predecessors. In addition to providing the explanation of common law terms, Blount was the...
Adelaide, Rigby, 1979. Warmly inscribed, dated (August 2007) and signed by the author (1920-2011), the influential contemporary Australian art dealer (and much else besides).
Adelaide, Government Printer, 1882 to 1890. The following information from the entry on the South Australian botanical artist Rosa Catherine Fiveash (1854-1938) in the 'Australian Dictionary of Biography' is a potted history of the project: 'In 1882 Rosa was invited to illustrate "The Forest Flora of South Australia" by John...
Geelong, Thomas Brown, 1859 ['second' but actually the third edition]/ 1856/ 1851. Ferguson 7665 (noting that this is in fact the third edition, the second having been published by Slater, Williams and Hodgson in Melbourne in 1856 - see Ferguson 7663).
[Adelaide], Brolga Books, 1970. This copy is signed on the title page by the author, and signed and dated (1970) by James Cant, under his frontispiece photographic portrait. (The handwriting clearly shows the effects of advanced multiple sclerosis, the disease that had confined Cant to a wheelchair from the mid-1960s.)...
Melbourne, Department of External Affairs (printed in Sydney by William Applegate Gullick, Government Printer), 1913. Bulletin of the Territory of Papua, Number 1. The report deals predominantly with the Purari Coal Expedition of 1912, but it also contains a potted 'history of discoveries to date in regard to the special subjects dealt with'.
London, 1966 to 1988 (all first editions). The complete Official Biography. + The matching Companion Volumes as follows: Volume 1, Parts 1 and 2; Volume 2, Parts 1, 2 and 3; Volume 3, Parts 1 and 2; Volume 4, Parts 1, 2 and 3; and Volume 5, Part 1 (London...
Kent Town, Avonmore Books, 2017 and 2018.
Adelaide, Lynton, [early 1970s facsimile edition]/ 1925 and 1927. The 56-page cross-referenced index by Dorothy Aldersey, new to this facsimile reprint, is indispensible.
Melbourne, Department of External Affairs, 1916. Bulletin of the Northern Territory, Number 20, December 1916. An account of two expeditions between April and September 1915, and May and October 1916. 'The first expedition left Oodnadatta on the 23rd March, travelling by way of Macumba, Dalhousie, and Arina Water, on the...
London, Hodder and Stoughton, .
Eudunda, Back-to-Eudunda Celebrations Committee, 1935.
Adelaide, Libraries Board of South Australia, 1964 (facsimile edition)/ 1845. Peade A7: only 891 sets printed overall.
London, T. and W. Boone, 1845 (first edition). Provenance: the contemporary signature 'R. Keppel Craven' is written in ink at the head of the first title page (presumably The Honorable Richard Keppel Craven, 1779-1851, British traveller, author, and long-time resident of Naples and Salerno). The blind-stamp of 'The Durdans, Roseberry...
Adelaide, Libraries Board of South Australia, 1969 (facsimile edition)/ 1875. Peade A20: only 474 copies.
Adelaide, Government Printer, 1911. South Australian Parliamentary Paper Number 31 of 1911; 1000 copies printed. Of considerable Indigenous Australian interest.
Melbourne, General Motors - Holden's Limited, 1951.
Adelaide, Libraries Board of South Australia, 1964 (facsimile edition)/ 1889. Peade A13: 619 sets.
Edinburgh, R. and R. Clark, 1911. Inscribed and dated (26 December 1913) by the author.
Adelaide, W.K. Thomas & Co., Printers, 1906.
Adelaide, Libraries Board of South Australia, 1969 (facsimile edition)/ 1884. Explorations in the 'Western, Northern and Central portions of Australia' between 1846 and 1858. Peade A14: only 366 copies.
Adelaide, Libraries Board of South Australia, 1964 (facsimile edition)/ 1841. Peade A8: only 608 sets.
London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1876. Provenance: Sir John Hawkshaw, Hollycombe, with his name-plate on the front pastedown, and a pencilled inscription on the first blank page ('To Sir John Hawkshaw with Mr Sam Davenport's complts. Phila 30/6/76'. Sir John Hawkshaw (1811-1891) was a famous British civil engineer...