A collection of 26 deluxe limited editions of the FSLSA publications, all uniformly numbered (#53). Friends of the State Library of South Australia Publications.

A collection of 26 deluxe limited editions of the FSLSA publications, all uniformly numbered (#53)

Adelaide, FSLSA, 1995 to 2010.

All but two of the items are bound in quarter or half leather; nineteen are limited to 99 copies (and the others are limited to 50, 75, 90, 125, 150 and 199 copies respectively, with two of them 150). The original subscription to copy number 53 ceased in 2010; the books have been in storage most of the time since then, and (apart from minor pressure indentations from a slightly smaller book in the front cover of one volume) they are in fine condition. The centrepiece of the collection is surely the Peron and Freycinet set, complete with the atlas, with each volume limited to 150 copies (in a total print-run of only 400 sets). Significantly, the second volume of text, published in 2003, is the first edition of this work in English. The titles are:

1 BAUDIN, Nicolas: The Journal of Post Captain Nicolas Baudin, Commander-in-Chief of the Corvettes Géographe and Naturaliste. Translated from the French by Christine Cornell. Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 2004 [first thus]/ 1974. Small quarto, xxii, 609 pages with a few vignettes and 2 maps plus a folding map in an endpocket. Quarter leather and blind-pictorial cloth; a fine copy. Australiana Facsimile Editions Number 222; number 53 of only 99 copies of the deluxe issue (in a total edition of just 300 copies). The 1974 edition, essentially by the same publisher, was the first complete edition in English. This new edition comprises a facsimile of the 609 pages of the text of the first edition (albeit reduced in size by 10%); the prefatory pages have been redesigned and contain additional material, including a portrait and a map (although another map has been deleted). The folding map (the famous one of New Holland by Freycinet) is new to this edition.

2 C[AWTHORNE], W.A.: Who Killed Cockatoo? Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 1996 [facsimile edition]/ Adelaide, 1862. Octavo, [vi], 19 pages with illustrations. Pictorial card covers; a fine copy in the fine cloth box. Australiana Facsimile Editions Number 209; number 53 of only 99 copies of the deluxe issue (in a total edition of 500 copies). The four-page introduction by Juliana Bayfield is new to this edition; in it she suggests this is the first children's picture book published in Australia. The deluxe edition was issued in the box with a facsimile of a circa-1820 chapbook, Death and Burial of Cock Robin (24mo, 16 pages with illustrations, sewn into card covers); an unfolded version on an octavo bifolium is also included.

3 CHEWINGS, Charles: The Sources of the Finke River and Other Expeditions. Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 2010 [first thus]/ [1882 to 1930]. Octavo, xxxiv, 174 pages with a frontispiece portrait and 2 maps plus a large folding map in an endpocket. Quarter calf and pictorial cloth; a fine copy. Number 53 of only 125 copies of the deluxe issue (in a total edition of just 325 copies). A collected reprint of four journeys undertaken by Chewings in 1881-82, 1883, 1885 and 1909. 'Accounts of the first three expeditions were published in the South Australian weekly newspaper, the Observer. The 1885 report was also issued separately as a pamphlet ... in 1886. The Geographical Journal (London) published the account of the 1909 journey in October 1930' (from the informative 27-page introduction by Valmai Hankel).

4 DAVIDSON, Allan A.: Journal of Explorations in Central Australia by The Central Australian Exploration Syndicate, Limited, under the Leadership of Allan A. Davidson, 1898 to 1900. South Australian Parliamentary Paper No. 27, 1905. Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 2004 [first thus]/ 1905. Octavo, xl, 230 pages with 3 illustrations plus a small folding map (all new to this edition) plus 5 large folding maps in a matching case. Quarter calf and pictorial cloth; a fine set. Australian Parliamentary Editions Number 4; number 53 of only 99 sets of the deluxe issue (in a total edition of just 300 sets). The superb 33-page introduction by Valmai Hankel is new to this edition. In this series, to 'make them easier to read the [original foolscap folio] format has been changed and the type reset in a more legible size'.

5 DAVIS, John: Tracks of McKinlay and Party across Australia. Edited from Mr Davis's Manuscript Journal; with an Introductory View of the Recent Australian Explorations of McDouall Stuart, Burke and Wills, Landsborough, etc., by William Westgarth. Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 1996 [facsimile edition]/ 1863. Octavo, [vi], xvi, 408 pages plus 15 plates and a large folding map in an endpocket. Quarter calf and blind-pictorial cloth; a fine copy. 'John Davis was a member of the South Australian relief expedition, led by John McKinlay, to search for Burke and Wills. The expedition travelled to Cooper Creek and north almost to the Gulf of Carpentaria ... [They then] made for Port Denison (Bowen), some 960km away in Queensland.' Australiana Facsimile Editions Number 211; number 53 of only 99 copies of the deluxe issue (in a total edition of 600 copies). The four-page introduction by Valmai Hankel is new to this edition.

6 EYRE, Edward John: Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound in the years 1840-1 ... Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 1997 [facsimile edition]/ 1845. Octavo, two volumes, [x, new introduction], [ii], xx, 448, [4] and [ii], [iv], vi, 512, [8] pages with illustrations plus 22 plates and 2 folding maps (in a front pocket). Gilt-pictorial quarter calf and gilt-decorated cloth; a fine set. Australiana Facsimile Editions Number 213; number 53 of only 99 copies of the deluxe issue (in a total edition of 600 copies). The eight-page introduction by Valmai Hankel is new to this edition.

7 FLINDERS, Matthew: Private Journal. From 17 December 1803 at Isle of France to 10 July 1814 at London. Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 2005 [first thus]. Quarto, 574 pages with 26 illustrations and a map plus a frontispiece portrait, 12 colour plates and a large folding map (Flinders' 1804 map of Australia) in an endpocket. Quarter leather and blind-pictorial blue cloth; a fine copy. Number 53 of only 150 copies of the deluxe issue (in a total edition of 850 copies); it was oversubscribed on publication. This is the first published transcription of the private journal kept by Flinders 'from the first day of his detention at Isle of France (Mauritius) in December 1803 and continues after his return to England in 1810. The final entry is dated 10 July 1814, nine days before his death. It has previously appeared as a facsimile of the handwritten original held by the Mitchell Library ... The present volume is edited by Anthony J. Brown and Gillian Dooley [both published Flinders scholars] ... It also contains eight appendices, an introduction and notes by the editors and an index'. The facsimile edition of the manuscript published in 1986 was limited to 550 copies and was only available in conjunction with the deluxe edition of Ingleton's biography at a then-whopping $890.

8 FORREST, John: Explorations in Australia. I: Explorations in Search of Dr Leichardt [sic] and Party. II: From Perth to Adelaide, around the Great Australian Bight. III: From Champion Bay, across the Desert to the Telegraph and to Adelaide. Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 1998 [facsimile edition]/ 1875. Octavo, [xii], viii, 354, 40 (advertisements) pages plus 8 plates and 4 folding maps. Quarter calf and blind-pictorial cloth; a fine copy. Australiana Facsimile Editions Number 217; number 53 of only 99 copies of the deluxe issue (in a total edition of 600 copies). The ten-page introduction by Valmai Hankel is new to this edition.

9 GILES, Alfred: Exploring in the 'Seventies and the Construction of the Overland Telegraph Line. Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 1995 [facsimile edition]/ [1926]. Octavo, [vi], xii, 172 pages plus 4 pages of plates and a folding map. Cloth very lightly marked; essentially a fine copy. 'In 1870 Giles was engaged as second-in-command of John Ross's expedition to fix the course of the overland telegraph line' (Northern Territory Dictionary of Biography); this account describes the author's experiences over the following two years and five months, and was compiled from his contemporary notebooks. Australiana Facsimile Editions Number 207; one of 500 copies (of which 50 were numbered and bound in quarter leather).

10 GILES, Ernest: Ernest Giles's Explorations, 1872-76. South Australian Parliamentary Papers, 1872-76. Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 2000 [first thus]/ 1872 to 1876. Octavo, xxiv, 379 pages with a group portrait frontispiece plus 5 folding maps. Quarter calf and gilt-pictorial cloth; a fine copy. Australian Parliamentary Editions Number 2; number 53 of only 99 copies of the deluxe issue (in a total edition of 600 copies). The parliamentary papers reprinted here are Number 21 of 1875, Number 215 of 1874, Number 22 of 1876 and Number 18* of 1876, dealing with Giles' first, second, fourth and fifth expeditions respectively. The maps have been reproduced from Australia Twice Traversed (1889). The 18-page introduction by Valmai Hankel is new to this edition. In this series, to 'make them easier to read the [original foolscap folio] format has been changed and the type reset in a more legible size'.

11 HOWITT, Alfred: Finding Burke and Wills. Personal Reminiscences of Central Australia and the Burke and Wills Expedition, with a Glance at Benjamin Herschel Babbage's 1858 Expedition by Alfred Howitt. With Selected Sketches of the Babbage Expedition by Benjamin Herschel Babbage and David Herrgott. Also Illustrations to the Diaries of the Burke & Wills Expedition to Carpentaria attributed to Cuthbert Charles Clarke. Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 2007 [first thus]. Octavo, xxxviii, 122 pages (including 38 full-page illustrations, 9 of them in monochrome) with 3 portraits and a colour frontispiece plus a small folding map. Quarter calf and (very slightly marked) blind-pictorial cloth; a fine copy. Number 53 of 150 copies of the deluxe issue (in a total edition of only 400 copies). The 30-page introduction by Valmai Hankel is new to this edition, a most interesting compilation which has as its linchpin 'Howitt's presidential address to the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, held in Adelaide in 1907, and published the same year as part of the Report of the Association's meeting'. The very rare pictorial pamphlet, Illustrations to the Diaries of Burke & Will's [sic] Expedition to Carpentaria, of which only four surviving copies have been located, is here reproduced for the first time.

12 JAMES, T. Horton: Six Months in South Australia; with Some Account of Port Philip [sic] and Portland Bay, in Australia Felix. Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 1999 [facsimile edition]/ 1838. Octavo, [xii], viii, 296, [4, advertisements] pages plus 2 maps (one a folding map of the Port Lincoln district). Quarter calf and cloth; a fine copy. Australiana Facsimile Editions Number 219; number 53 of only 99 copies of the deluxe issue (in a total edition of 600 copies). The ten-page introduction by Valmai Hankel, highlighting several brief accounts of expeditions in the book, is new to this edition.

13 KINLOCH, Arthur: The Murray River. Being a Journal of the Voyage of the Lady Augusta Steamer from the Goolwa, in South Australia to Gannewarra, above Swan Hill, Victoria; a Distance from the Sea Mouth of 1400 Miles. Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 1997 [facsimile edition]/ 1853. Octavo, [viii], 46 pages with a frontispiece plus a folding map. Quarter calf and blind-pictorial cloth; a fine copy. Australiana Facsimile Editions Number 212; number 53 of only 99 copies of the deluxe issue (in a total edition of 500 copies). The four-page introduction by Ronald Parsons is new to this edition.

14 LANDSBOROUGH, W.: Journal of Landsborough's Expedition from Carpentaria, in Search of Burke and Wills. Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 2000 [facsimile edition]/ 1862. Octavo, [xvi], 128 pages with a frontispiece and a large folding map in an endpocket. Quarter calf and cloth; a fine copy. Australiana Facsimile Editions Number 221; number 53 of only 99 copies of the deluxe issue (in a total edition of 500 copies). The seven-page introduction by Valmai Hankel is new to this edition.

15 McKINLAY, John: John McKinlay's Northern Territory Explorations, 1866. South Australian Parliamentary Papers, 1865-66. Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 1999 [first thus]/ 1865 to 1867. Octavo, xxxvi, 196 pages with a frontispiece illustration plus 2 folding maps. Quarter calf and gilt-pictorial cloth; a fine copy. Australian Parliamentary Editions Number 1; number 53 of only 99 copies of the deluxe issue (in a total edition of 600 copies). This work reproduces seven SA parliamentary papers 'relating to John McKinlay's arrival at Escape Cliffs and his explorations in the Northern Territory in 1866'. The illustration, one of the maps and the 29-page introduction by Valmai Hankel are new to this edition. In this series, to 'make them easier to read the [original foolscap folio] format has been changed and the type reset in a more legible size'.

16 [MAWSON, Douglas]: The Adelie Blizzard. Mawson's Forgotten Newspaper, 1913. Preface by Emma McEwin. Introduction by Elizabeth Leane and Mark Pharaoh. Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia in association with the Friends of Mawson at the South Australian Museum, 2010 [first thus]. Folio, xxvi pages with maps and illustrations plus a facsimile reproduction of the original typescript of the five issues (in all, 216 pages with a few illustrations, plus, for each issue, a colour plate and introductory title page new to this edition). Gilt-decorated half calf and gilt-pictorial cloth; a fine copy. Number 53 of only 199 copies of the deluxe issue (in a total edition of 999 copies: 450 copies in cloth, 300 in card covers and 50 sets of unbound sheets). One copy only of each of the five issues of The Adelie Blizzard was produced during Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914, in April, May, June, August and October 1913. The original - and hitherto unpublished - typescript is reproduced here, complete with numerous contemporary editorial annotations.

17 MITCHELL, T.L.: Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia in Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria. Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 1999 [facsimile edition]/ 1848. Octavo, [xvi], xvi (last blank), 438 pages with 11 illustrations (including the title page vignette) plus 12 plates and 7 maps (4 folding). Gilt-pictorial quarter calf and blind-pictorial cloth; a fine copy. Australiana Facsimile Editions Number 220; number 53 of only 99 copies of the deluxe issue (in a total edition of 600 copies). The 14-page introduction by Valmai Hankel and Valerie Sitters is new to this edition.

18 PÉRON, François: Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Lands by François Péron. Volume I (Books I-III). Translated from the French by Christine Cornell. Introduction by Anthony Brown. Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, August 2006 [first thus]. Octavo, lxxxiv, 430 pages with a 'frontispiece, 6 colour plates, 6 illustrations and 2 maps (including a folding map in pocket)' (from the prospectus). Quarter leather and blind-pictorial cloth; a fine copy. Australiana Facsimile Editions Number 223; number 53 of only 99 copies of the deluxe issue (in a total edition of just 400 copies). 'This new translation by Christine Cornell ... complements her acclaimed translation of Volume II, published by the Friends in 2003 [see below]. The French original was first published in 1807, followed in 1824 by a second edition, from which this translation was made. Previous English translations (both abridged) appeared in England in 1809 and 1812. Volume I covers the voyage out (1800-02), and vividly describes the expedition's discoveries in Western Australia and Tasmania, as well as its visits to Timor and Sydney' (from the publisher's prospectus). OFFERED TOGETHER WITH the matching limited edition of the rarely seen second volume - PÉRON, François and Louis de FREYCINET: Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Lands by François Péron. Continued by Louis de Freycinet. Second edition, 1824. Book IV, comprising Chapters XXII to XXXIV. Translated from the French by Christine Cornell. Foreword by John Ling. Introduction by Anthony Brown. Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, October 2003 [first edition in English]. Octavo, xxxviii, 278 pages plus 11 plates (9 in colour) and 3 maps (including a large folding map in an endpocket and a double-page folding map, 'La Géographe in Australian Waters', new to this edition). Quarter leather and blind-pictorial cloth; a fine copy. Number 53 of only 99 copies of the deluxe issue (in a total edition of just 400 copies). 'This is the first appearance in English of Volume II (Book IV) of Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Lands (Voyage de découvertes aux terres australes) ... Volume I (Books I, II and III) was published in 1807, with an English translation in 1809.... Péron was the zoologist on the Géographe when Baudin met Flinders at Encounter Bay in 1802. Freycinet was the expedition's cartographer. The book ... describes in rich detail discoveries on King Island, Kangaroo Island and the coast of Western Australia as well as visits to Timor and southern Africa' (from the publisher's prospectus). Inexplicably, only 400 copies of this long-awaited first edition were produced for world-wide distribution; needless to say, it was oversubscribed on publication, and it will always be rare. OFFERED TOGETHER WITH the matching limited edition of the atlas - Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Lands. An Historical Record. Atlas by MM. Lesueur and Petit. Second edition. Translations from the French by Peter Hambly. Introduction by Sarah Thomas.... Adelaide, 2008 [first thus]/ 1824. Folio, xx [a four-page introduction and translations into English of all French text in the original] pages plus a facsimile reprint of the original atlas, containing 68 plates (including 9 maps and 27 plates in colour). Quarter leather and blind-pictorial cloth; a fine copy. Number 53 of only 150 copies of the deluxe issue (in a total edition of just 400 copies). [3 items].

19 SHAW, George and James SOWERBY: Zoology of New Holland by George Shaw ... The Figures by James Sowerby. Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 1998 [facsimile edition]/ 1794. Quarto, [xvi, iv], 34 pages (a few blank) plus 12 full-page colour plates of 'Australian birds, mammals, snakes, fish, etc.' (Ferguson). Half leather and blind-pictorial cloth; a fine copy. Ferguson 196; the first book on Australian animals, reprinted here for the first time. Australiana Facsimile Editions Number 218; number 53 of only 90 copies of the deluxe issue (in a total edition of 600 copies); it is accompanied, as issued, by a separate suite of the twelve colour plates, housed in a blind-pictorial cloth portfolio (also in fine condition). This version, published at $245, has been long out of print.

20 STUART, J. McDouall: Explorations across the Continent of Australia ... 1861-62. Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 1996 [facsimile edition]/ 1863. Octavo, [vi], [x], 97, [4] pages plus a folding map. Quarter calf and cloth; a fine copy. Australiana Facsimile Editions Number 210; number 53 of only 99 copies of the deluxe issue (in a total edition of 500 copies). The three-page introduction by Valmai Hankel is new to this edition; the book was previously reprinted by the State Library in 1963.

21 STUART, John McDouall: John McDouall Stuart's Explorations, 1858-62. South Australian Parliamentary Papers, 1858-63. Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 2001 [first thus]/ 1858 to 1863. Octavo, xxxvi, 396 pages with a frontispiece portrait plus a large folding map. Quarter calf and pictorial cloth; a fine copy. Australian Parliamentary Editions Number 3; number 53 of only 99 copies of the deluxe issue (in a total edition of 500 copies). 'This work republishes the five ... papers published soon after the end of each of Stuart's journeys' (with the exception of the second expedition from April to July 1859, which was not published as a parliamentary paper); the map is reproduced from the 1865 edition of the journals, edited by Hardman. The 29-page introduction by Valmai Hankel is new to this edition. In this series, to 'make them easier to read the [original foolscap folio] format has been changed and the type reset in a more legible size'.

22 STUART, John McDouall: The Journal of John McDouall Stuart's Second Journey of Exploration, April-July 1859. Edited by Valmai Hankel and Mark Gilbert. Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 2002 [first thus]. Octavo, xxviii, 63 pages with a frontispiece portrait plus a folding map. Quarter calf and cloth; a fine copy. The first edition of the 'most complete account of the expedition to be published'; it is 'the only one for which no manuscript diary or fair copy survives' and the contemporary published versions are incomplete. The base text for the present volume is that published in the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, Volume 31, 1861, to which has been added portions from Hardman's 1864 edition omitted from the RGS version. The map is based on Mary Quick's map in Webster's 1958 biography of Stuart. Number 53 of only 99 copies of the deluxe issue (in a total edition of just 300 copies); the 24-page introduction by Valmai Hankel is new to this edition.

23 WHITE, Captain S.A.: Into the Dead Heart. An Ornithological Trip through Central Australia. Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 1998 [facsimile edition]/ 1914. Octavo, [xii], 154 pages plus 27 illustrations and a folding map. Half calf and blind-pictorial cloth; a fine copy. Australiana Facsimile Editions Number 216; number 53 of only 99 copies of the deluxe issue (in a total edition of 600 copies). Because of the small format of the original edition, this facsimile has been reproduced 30% larger. The seven-page introduction by Dr Philip Jones is new to this edition.

24 WHITINGTON, Ernest: The South Australian Vintage, 1903. Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 1997 [facsimile edition]/ [1903]. Quarto, x, 74 pages with numerous illustrations. Gilt-decorated quarter calf and cloth; a fine copy. Australiana Facsimile Editions Number 214; number 53 of only 99 copies of the deluxe issue (in a total edition of 600 copies). The five-page introduction by Valmai Hankel is new to this edition.

25 WILLS, William: A Successful Exploration through the Interior of Australia, from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria. From the Journals and Letters of William John Wills. Edited by his Father, William Wills. Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 1996 [facsimile edition]/ 1863. Octavo, xii, 396, [32, catalogue] pages plus 2 plates and a folding map. Cloth; a fine copy. Australiana Facsimile Editions Number 208; one of only 500 copies (of which 75 were numbered and bound in quarter leather). Surprisingly, this is the first time this important work has been reprinted.

26 WOODS, J.D. [editor]: The Native Tribes of South Australia. Comprising The Narrinyeri, by the Rev. George Taplin; The Adelaide Tribe, by Dr. Wyatt, J.P.; The Encounter Bay Tribe, by the Rev. A. Meyer; The Port Lincoln Tribe, by the Rev. C.W. Schuermann; The Dieyerie Tribe, by S. Gason; Vocabulary of Woolner District Dialect (Northern Territory), by John Wm. Ogilvie Bennett; with an introductory chapter by J.D. Woods. Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 1997 [facsimile edition]/ 1879. Octavo, [viii], xliv, 316 pages plus 8 tinted plates. Gilt-pictorial blue cloth; a fine copy with the original Mylar dustwrapper slightly torn at the front top corner. Australiana Facsimile Editions Number 215; number 53 of only 99 copies of the deluxe issue (in a total edition of 600 copies). The six-page introduction by Dr Philip Jones is new to this edition. The trade edition is bound in light green cloth with the front cover details blind-stamped.

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