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Chicago, Rand McNally, 1931. Translation from the French by Margaret Gaffey Mel. With Drawings from the French Edition by D. Olere.
London, David Bogue, 1849 [first edition in English]. 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...
London, John Hogg, [1888, first edition]. Australian legal and medical provenance; gift inscription to Helen Mayo from 'Father and Mother, 1st October 1890', and further inscribed 'the scroll of History is the curtain that hides the future'; a later hand has added in pencil 'reveals' above 'hides'. Dr Helen Mayo.
London, John Murray, 1927. A 1930 Murray catalogue is loosely inserted.
London, Hansib, 2006. With the John Dowie-designed bookplate of Audrey Abbie.
London, Smith, Elder, and Co., 1842. Provenance: Sir Walter Crocker, with his ownership details ('W.R. Crocker, Sicily 1968 (Jan.)'). Sir Walter Russell Crocker (1902-2002) was Australian Ambassador to Italy at the time he acquired this copy. Tipped in on the front flyleaf is an autograph aerogramme from Susanne Toogood, a....
Lyon, The Derrydale Press, 1992 (first thus). One of 2500 copies.
Cape Town, Peninsula Press (for the Automobile Association), 1956 (third edition)/ 1949. Included is a foldout 'Key Map of Trans-African Highways' (loosely inserted into a paper sleeve affixed to the front pastedown) along with two pages of handwritten notes by a previous owner.
Washington, National Geographic Society, 1928. These twelve issues contain a number of important lengthy articles by (or about) famous early aviators: Lindbergh (two), Cobham, de Pinedo, and Kingsford-Smith and Ulm. The main article in the December issue, 'Renascent Germany' (pages 639-717), makes very interesting reading.
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...
Leipzig, Karl Baedeker, 1934. The first edition of a scarce Baedeker, and the only edition in German (one in English appeared in 1939).
Southampton, Ensign Publications, 1993.
[London], Local Colour, . Text by Decland Quigley and Vinay Srivastava.
Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1925.
London, Skeffington and Son, 1910. With the ownership signature of local businessman Arnold Edwin Davey, and a small article on the subject tipped-in to an early blank.
Adelaide, Libraries Board of South Australia, 1974. The first complete translation into English.
London, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1969/ (1800). Written in 1800 "to serve as guidance to some of the members of the Societe des Observateurs de l'Homme in an impending expedition to Australia (under the command of Captain Nicolas Baudin) ... Degerando's originality lies in his recognizing and stating that the...
London, Alston Rivers Limited, 1911 [first edition]. 'In writing the articles which were afterwards republished in "On the Wool Track", the Author found that it was necessary to discard many of his most interesting memories of visits to the back country because they could not possibly be referred to the...
London, Harvill, 1991 [first thus].
New York, Putnam, 1925 (fourth impression)/ 1925. With a contemporary presentation inscription on an early blank: 'Hedley R. Marston / With regards & best wishes / from T. Brailsford Robertson 1926'. To Dr Hedley Ralph Marston FRS from his mentor Professor Robertson - both men were eminent Australian biochemists in their time.
Suffolk, Neville Spearman, 1984 (first edition thus)/ 1949. The Introduction by Negley Farson is unique to this edition.
London, Richard Bentley, 1834. Approximately 300 pages of the first volume are devoted to Bennett's journeyings in New South Wales in 1832-33. George Bennett (1804-1893), medical practitioner and naturalist, 'had first visited Australia in 1829. He did so again in 1832, arriving in spring and becoming immediately impressed by "the...
North Ryde, Angus and Robertson, 1987 (fully revised, expanded, deluxe edition).
London, William Heinemann, 1930. Some Australian content.