London, John Murray, 1849. Provenance: Reverend Dr Leslie Bernhard Grope (1920-2018), Lutheran Church of Australia President Emeritus, 'who served in the role now known as LCA bishop from 1972 until his retirement in 1987' (LCA obituary); his signature in pencil appears on the front flyleaf. Ferguson 5248 (not noting that.....
Online Catalogue #41
Yet more temptation! There are 150 items to browse this time, so we’ll make this introduction mercifully brief.
A copy of the first book published in German in South Australia (Fritzsche’s Beleuchtung der in dem gedruckten Synodalausschreiben des Pastors Herrn August Kavel, 1847) may not be to everyone’s taste, but then again, we have only the one copy for sale (well, actually ...).
However, we do have fourteen J.M. Coetzee titles, all signed, including unique Booker Prize-winner presentation copies; some two dozen items of Indigenous Australian interest (including two very rare Captain Sweet photographs, among our wide selection of other rare photographica) … enough said!
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London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1940 (first thus). Frank Worsley was captain of the 'Endeavour' on Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917. After the ship was crushed by ice and sank, 'the men made their way in three small boats ... to Elephant Island. It was from this island that Shackleton, Worsley.....