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A Burglar's Life or the Stirring Adventures of the Great English Burglar Mark Jeffery; a Thrilling History of the Dark Days of Convictism in Australia
Jeffery, Mark,
J. Walsh and Sons, Hobart, Tasmania, No date. Reprint
 illustrated Paper illustrated Paper. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Reprint. 126 pp., last two blank, preface. Within the text there are a two black and white photographs, both of Port Arthur. Illustrated front cover, showing an illustrated version of one of the internal photographs, Round Tower, Port Arthur, bone coloured background with brown writing on front panel. The corners of the book are scuffed and there is rubbing and fading to the covers, particularly back panel closest to the spine where there is a small hole. External and internal pages are brown, and there are a few creases as well. No publishing date evident but publishing date approximately 1950s. On the verso of the front cover, back cover and verso of the back cover there are advertisements. The reminiscences of a burglar was transported as a convict to Tasmania in the early part of the 1800s. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; 19th Century ; Australia; History. Inventory No: 0101109. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0101109  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Man About Town; The Letters of James Graham, Victorian Entrepreneur, 1854-1864
Graham, Sally (editor),
ISBN: 0522848214
Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Victoria, 1998. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. XVIII, 438 pp., last blank, foreword by Richard McGarvie, preface by author, conversions, list of illustrations, family trees, references and index. Text illustrated with contemporary black and white photography or illustrations. Purple coloured endpapers. Pale purple coloured boards with gilt writing on spine. Photographic dustwrapper, showing a coloured photograph of the subject, with blue and black writing on front panel and spine. James Graham was one of the earliest buisness pioneers to set up in Melbourne in 1839, he was a prolific letter writer and this selection covers the period between 1854-1864. "The letters, written to people who had left Melbourne but were interested in its progress, describe all kinds of social and political developments in Victoria.". from the front fold over panel blurb. Minor rubbing to the corners of the book has occurred and some dust marks to the top paper edge. There is a crease running along the top dustwrapper edge on front panel. Some rubbing on the back panel along with some grubby marks. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Local History -- Victoria; Letters ; Social History ; 19th Century . ISBN: 0522848214. ISBN/EAN: 9780522848212. Inventory No: 0100716. Very Good Condition
Price: $24.00 (AUD)
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (PS 35)
Carroll, Lewis,
Puffin Books, London and New York, 1946. First Edition Thus
 illustrated Paper illustrated Paper. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: John Tenniel. First Edition Thus. (4) V-MMXX, I-168 pages. Black and white illustrated frontispiece and the other 41 illustrations within the text are by John Tenniel. Colour illustrated front cover, again by John Tenniel, with a yellow coloured background and green and black titles to the front panel and back titles to the backstrip. Creasing to the book corners and to the backstrip edges and they are creases either side of the spine. Rubbing and foxing to the book panels and the results of insect activity can be seen to the front fore edge of the front panel. Browning and some foxing to the internal text. Alice -- what's more to say. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: John Tenniel. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Children; 19th Century ; Illustrated -- Childrens Books ; Illustration; Inventory No: 0281130. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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An Account of the Settlements of the New Zealand Company, from Personal Observation During a Residence at Their
Petre, Henry William, The Honourable,
Smith, Elder and Co., London, 1841. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Illustrated. First Edition. 395 g. (combined weight); IV, 5-88 pages, the last page. There is a four page, folio size, foldout map at the beginning of the text -- showing a map of Colony of New Zealand from Official Documents, there is also a small world map showing position of New Zealand in comparison to the rest of the world. The text is illustrated with two steel etched plates: -- the first showing part of Lambton Harbour, Port Nicholson, New Zealand (Wellington) and a another seel etched plate showing New Plymouth Settlement, in the District of Taranaki. Blue coloured cloth covered boards with self embossed decoration to the front panel and gilt titles to the same area. A little rubbing and fraying of the backstrip edges and book corners. Browning and foxing to the text block edges and a few marks to the book panels. From page 79 through to the end of the book there is a small black ink mark on the front fore text block edge. Browning and minor foxing to the endpapers and browning to the internal text. The foldout map at the beginning of the text has a tear measuring 3 inches with a left horizontal component measuring 1 inch -- commensurate with rough handling of opening of the map. Navy blue coloured cloth covered slipcase, which opens out like a book, with gilt titles to the backstrip. Rubbing to the slipcase corners and some rubbing to the slipcase edges and panels. An account, very early, of the settlement of New Zealand. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; 19th Century ; New Zealand; Inventory No: 0109019. Good Condition
Price: $720.00 (AUD)
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Australia, Visited and Revisited; A Narrative of Recent Travels and Old Experiences in Victoria and New South Wales
Mossman, Samuel and Bannister, Thomas,
ISBN: 0725401818
Ure Smith in Association with the National Trust of Australia [N. S. W. ], Sydney, 1974. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good/. Reprint. X, 323 pp., preface. Black and white illustrated frontispiece. Illustrated coloured card front cover, being a reproduction of Eugene Von Guerards' "I Have Got It". This book was originally published in London in 1853, and, describes the journeys of the authors through the goldfields of Victoria & New South Wales. The corners are slightly rubbed and there is general fading of the covers. Previous owners name on the free front endpaper. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Local History -- Victoria; Travel ; Local History -- New South Wales ; 19th Century . ISBN: 0725401818. ISBN/EAN: 9780725401818. Inventory No: 0100469. Good
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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Bacteriological Diagnosis
Reid, St. George,
Balliere, Tindall and Cox, London . Paris . Madrid, 1897. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. IV, 64 pages, preface by author and index. The text is illustrated with the occasional table. Red coloured boards with blind stamped decoration to the top and bottom of book edges with gilt stamped titles to the front panel and backstrip. Bumping and rubbing to the head and to the heel of the backstrip and rubbing to the book corners. Staining to the top edge of the front board and to the lower edge of the rear board. Light rubbing and age wear to the book panels. Browning and foxing to the text block edges. The free front end page is missing. Browning and heavy foxing to the first few and last few pages of the book, though light foxing throughout book. The front hinge has cracked and underlying wedding is visible. There has been incomplete cutting of the top text block edge between pages in 17 -- 24 and pages 35 -- 38. " These notes are intended merely as an analytical key to bacteriological diagnosis, the object being to secure, as far as possible, a differentiation at once rapid, accurate and simple. The tables were originally drawn up for my own assistance in differentiating the mouth and throat organisms, and finding them of this very material aid, the plan was extended so as to embrace most of the nine bacteria, and the notes are now published, in the hope that they may be of service to other workers." -- from the preface page III. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Medicine & Health; 19th Century ; Inventory No: 0106649. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $200.00 (AUD)
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Barchester Towers
Trollope, Anthony,
The Zodiac Press, London, 1962. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Poor. Reprint. (8), 471, (1) pages. Brown coloured decoration against a cream coloured cloth covered binding with brown insert to the backstrip and within that insert, gilt titles. Brown coloured tint to the top textblock edge. Rubbing and some bumping to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book edges. There is a crease that runs the full length -- felt more than seen, of the backstrip. Browning to the edges of the backstrip. Light browning and foxing to the text block edges and light browning to the internal pages. Original bookseller's sticker affixed to the lower edge of the front paste-down, which has ghosted on to the free front end paper. A little foxing to the first few and last the pages of the book. Illustrated dustwrapper, against a dull coloured purple background with black titles to the front panel and backstrip. Chipping to the top dustwrapper corners and the top 0.75 " of the backstrip is missing. There are tears to the edges of the lower backstrip, measuring 0.25 " and 1.5 ". Fading and marks to the backstrip. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. Barsetshire Chronicles -- Volume 2. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; 19th Century ; Classics ; Inventory No: 0111177. Good
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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Cannibal Cargoes
Holthouse, Hector,
Rigby, Adelaide, 1969. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Illustrated. First Edition. X, 234 pages, last page blank, acknowledgements, list of illustrations, author's note and index. Text is illustrated with numerous contemporary black-and-white illustrations. toning of the internal text. The history of the unscrupulous policy of "blackbirding", the euphemistic term for dragging unwilling South Sea island people to the sugarcane fields of Queensland. The Kanakas, as they were known, were not without weaponry and ferocity and this book tells the tale of the clash of unscrupulous Whitemen and the cannibals of the South Sea islands. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Apart from slight spotting of the top edge of text block, no damage to describe. Clean tidy copy, with matching dustwrapper. Fading of the spine. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Local History -- Queensland; Pacific; 19th Century ; Australia; 19th century; Inventory No: 0270858. Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Catalogue of Antiquities in the National Museum of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland,
Royal Institution, Edinburgh, 1876. New and Enlarged Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Illustrator: Illustrated. New and Enlarged Edition. 155 g.; VIII, 186 pages, last page blank. Black-and-white illustrated frontispiece showing a Roman Legionary tablet, found at Bridgeness, Carriden, Linlithgowshire. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white, steel plate engraved, drawings and illustrations. Plain paper, dull green, covers with black illustration and titling to the front panel. This book is showing its age, but for all that the book is tight, with minimal creasing to the book corners, though there is dog-earing for the first seven pages, to both the top and bottom page edges. Some chipping to the lower backstrip edge. Browning and handling marks to the book covers and browning and foxing to the text block edge with the eternal pages being slightly aged toned. A catalogue from 1876 listing the antiquities in the Catalogue of Antiquities in the National Museum of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Such things listed are: -- foreign antiquities, instruments of punishment and torture, coins and medals, numerous antiquities of Scottish history from the Stone Age through to time of writing the book. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; 19th Century ; History -- Scottish ; Catalogue; Inventory No: 0108947. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $24.00 (AUD)
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Complete Works of William Wordsworth
Wordsworth, William,
James Finch and Co., Limited, London, No date. Edition Unstated
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Edition Unstated. XX 8, 980 pages, last three pages blank, biographical introduction by Charles Kennett Burrow, notes, index of the first lines. Illustrated endpapers, being a multi-repeat of the publishing houses' initials. Sepia toned illustration of William Wordsworth protected by tissue guard. Tissue guard has some foxing. Within the text there are three black-and-white photographs. Red coloured leather binding with gilt titles to the front panel and backstrip. Gilt to all edges. Rubbing to the book edges, particularly around the rounded corners. Fading to the backstrip. Bright blue coloured place marker, with fraying of the bottom edge and the last 2 " faded. There is a inscription to the verso of the frontispiece. Light foxing to the first view and last few pages of the book, though internally the pages are clean, bright and tight. The printing of the text is done in a newspaper column format. I cannot find any publication data, but gift inscription is dated July 21, 1906. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front paste-down. Loss of leather to the top left-hand corner and 3" of the front top edge of the front cover. The complete poetical works of William Wordsworth. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Poetry ; 19th Century ; Leather; Inventory No: 0106068. Good
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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Cornwell in the Age of the Industrial Revolution
Rowe, John,
Liverpool at the University Press, Liverpool, England, 1953. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition. 600 g.; X, 368 pages, last page blank, foreward by A.L. Rowse, preface by author, bibliography, index and list of tables. Map illustrated endpapers, showing map of Cornwell in the 18th century. Light blue coloured cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the back strip. A little rubbing to be book corners and rubbing and bumping to the back strip edges. Browning to the text block edges and light age toning of the internal text. Plain text dustwrapper with light blue coloured background and ochre coloured titles to the front panel and next. Rubbing and chipping to the dustwrapper corners, the dustwrapper edge and lower back strip edge. There are tears to the top dustwrapper edge measuring from 0.25 " to 0.75 ". Significant sunning to the back strip and various handling marks and other marks to the dustwrapper panels. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. The history of Cornwell during the Industrial Revolution. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; 19th Century ; Britain; Inventory No: 0110434. Good
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
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days with the French Romantics in the Paris of 1830
Carr, Philip ,
Methuen, London, 1932. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 800 g; XXIV, 228, 8 pages, the last being a catalogue of books by the publisher, with the book illustrated with 60 black-and-white illustrations. In original green cloth over boards, with softening of the head and tail of the spine section and traces of flecking to the right-hand margin of the front board. Darkening of the top edge of the text block. Internally clean and free of any inscription. England had Bloomsbury, 100 years earlier France, Paris actually had the Romantics. Considered as an influence upon technique, Romanticism broke up the old artistic and literary forms, and invented new ones. Its writers introduced new words and especially new and eliminating adjectives -- which last, according to Alfred de Musset, is the chief contribution of Romanticism to the art of the author. -- Page XVI. "". Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Books on Books; 19th Century; History -- France; Inventory No: 0230169. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Emma and Middlemarch
Austin, Jane, Elliott, George (Pseudonym Mary Anne Evans),
Encyclopaedia Britannica, Chicago, 1991. Reprint
 Hardcover (Imitation Leather) Hardcover (Imitation Leather). Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Reprint. 680 g.; Jane Austen: -- Emma; X, 198 pages, last page blank, bibliographical note. George Eliot (Pseudonym Mary Anne Evans); 199-600 pages, bibliographical note. Illustrated endpapers, both different, front end paper: -- showing the timeline of ancient Greece and Rome and writers and then the middle ages through to the 18th century, the rear end paper: -- showing the 19th and 20th centuries timeline for writers. Black coloured imitation leather covered boards, with green coloured insert to the backstrip and gilt decoration and titles to the backstrip. Gilt to the top text block edge. Light rubbing to the book panels. Bumping to the top corners. This book contains two separate novels -- one from Jane Austen and one from George Eliot. Part of The Great Books of the Western World -- series -- number 46. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; 19th Century ; 17th Century; Classics ; Inventory No: 0109667. Very Good
Price: $12.80 (AUD)
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Flotsam and Jetsam: Rhymes the Old and New
Domett, Alfred,
Smith, Elder and Co., London, 1877. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Ex-Library/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 500 g.; (7) VIII, 168 pages, last page blank . Dark brown coloured endpapers. Green coloured cloth covered boards with black illustration, of a line of hard running the full length of the front board, with gold embossed titles to the front panel and backstrip. Bumping, rubbing and noticeable fraying to the backstrip edges and book corners, the book corners show underlying board. There is a 0.5 " tear to the cloth of the top right-hand corner of the rear board. Library markings to the backstrip and the board show rubbing, handling marks and sunbathing. Bumping to some of the edges of the board. This is a ex-library copy and has the fault of the same: -- green rubber stamps through the half title page, title page, dedication page various pages throughout the text and to the rear free end paper. The front hinge has cracked and underlying webbing is visible. A selection of poetry by the 19th-century poet Alfred Domett. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Poetry ; 19th Century ; Inventory No: 0110810. Ex-Library
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From Mendelssohn to Wagner Being the Memoirs of J. W. Davies on Forty Years Music Critic of "The Times"
Davison, James William (Davison, Henry -- compiler),
William Reeves, London, 1912. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. XX, 540 pages, last page blank, includes frontispiece with a fox to tissue guard, and 43 other illustrations (mostly full page) of persons mentioned, with, nine facsimile letters including several affixed with linen to enable them to fold out. Includes also a list of articles, and index. Bound in the original blue cloth of the publisher, with gilt titling to the spine and top edge of text block gilded. The front and blower edges of the text block untrimmed, and shows signs of Browning. Foxing/offset tanning to both end pages, scattered foxing throughout the book, rear hinged where being exposed, flecking of both the front and rear panels, with rubbing of the corners and head and tail of the spine. "James William Davison was a critic of music and musicians who worked from about the year 1835 until within a week or two of his death in 1885. For over 30 years of that half-century he was an active member of the staff of the "Times" and chiefly in that capacity exercised considerable influence over the course of musical events in England. The period 1835-85, so far as regards secular music in England, is marked, principally, by three movements. Taking them in the order in which they occurred, there was, first, the effort at formation of a native school -- and this at a time when the genius of Mendelssohn was the rising son of modern music. Soon afterwards may be observed the beginning of that music education of the people which was, gradually, to lead to what may be called the democratisation of good concerts." -- from the preface page V Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Letters; Music; Journalism; 19th Century. Inventory No: 0220128. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Good
Price: $136.00 (AUD)
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Gentleman of Vienna; Reminiscences
Wilczek, Count [ Elizabeth, Countess Kinsky -- Editor [ daughter] ],
Reynal and Hitchcock , New York, 1934. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 765 g.; VIII, 9-352 pages, last four pages blank intentionally, editorial preface, list of illustrations, short biography of Count Wilczek by Alfred Johannes Resseguier. Black-and-white Illustrated frontispiece of Count Wilczek . within the text there are three sepia toned photographs 1/4 blue coloured cloth backstrip with gilt titles. 3/4 dull red coloured cloth wards with gilt embossed 'arms' on the front panel. Dark red coloured tint to the top text block edge. The front fore edge of the paper has been handcuffed. A little rubbing to the book corners and backstrip edges and some browning of the internal pages and text block edges. Browning and offset tanning to the endpapers. A previous owner has scrubbed out their name in 'whiteout'. The reminiscences of Count Wilczek, Viennese aristocracy, through the latter half of the 19th and early part of the 20th century. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Diaries; History -- Europe ; 19th Century ; Inventory No: 0108247. Good
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Gold and Silver; Photographs of the Australian Goldfields from Holtermann Collection
Burke, Keast,
ISBN: 0140037527
Penguin, Ringwood, Victoria, 1973. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. XII, 266p., last blank, foreword by John Alexandrer Ferguson, introduction by author acknowledgements, notes from plates, bibliography and index. All photographs within the text are in black and white. Photographic cover with brown background with gilt and white writing on front panel and white on spine. The Holtmann collection of photographic negatives was rediscovered in 1951. Over 600 negatives recorded the life of two small mining towns; Hill End and Gulgong, "Gold and Silver presents over 160 of the best of the goldfields photographs, and reconstructs these thriving settlements exactly as they were in the year 1872.". from the rear panel blurb. The surface of the softcover binding shows scuffing, mainly near the spine internally clean, no annotations, no damage. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; 19th Century ; Australia; Photography. ISBN: 0140037527. ISBN/EAN: 9780140037524. Inventory No: 0280374. Very Good Condition
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In Fairyland; and the Text of The Princess Nobody
Lang, Andrew [ Cary Wilkins -- Editor ],
ISBN: 0517293536
Derrydale Books , New York, 1979. First Edition Thus
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Richard Doyle. First Edition Thus. 540 g.; VIII, 64 pages, last page blank, foreword by editor, list of illustrations. Bright blue coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with 29 single page colour illustrations and 10 double page colour illustrations or executed by Richard Doyle. Illustrated covers (wraparound), with white background and gold and blue titles to the front panel and backstrip. A little bumping to the book corners and rubbing to the backstrip edges. Some brown marks to the top book edge. Gift inscription to the top right-hand corner of the free front end paper. Illustrated dustwrapper, same illustration as the underlying board, with gold and blue titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper corners. Rubbing to the top act strip edge and a little chipping to the lower backstrip edge. Some yellowing of the white background and a few marks to the laminate. There is a 0.75 " tear to the lower right-hand corner of the rear dustwrapper panel, a previous owner has supported this tear with tape to the verso of the dustwrapper, tape still in situ. Foxing to the extreme top edge of the dustwrapper, noticeable on the verso of the dustwrapper. This book was first published in 1869, and this is a re-print using the original illustrator's drawings. The number line of the book reads a b c d e f g h, and so is a first edition thus. " Summary: the King and Queen of the country next to fairyland long for a child and are finally blessed with a daughter, the Princess Niente." -- from the verso of the title page. 19th-century children's book with the most delightful illustrations. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Richard Doyle. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Children; 19th Century ; Illustrated -- Childrens Books ; ISBN: 0517293536. ISBN/EAN: 9780517293539. Inventory No: 0106777. Good
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In Search of Edward John Eyre
Dutton, Geoffrey ,
ISBN: 0333338413
The Macmillan Company of Australia, Crows Nest, New South Wales, 1982. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. First Edition. VIII, 152 pages, preface by author, index. Yellow coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with numerous contemporary black-and-white illustrations and cartoons and photographs throughout the text. Brown and coloured boards with white titles to the backstrip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, showing John Eyre as a young man on the front cover and as an older man on the rear cover with brown titles to the front panel and yellow titles to the backstrip. In this book the author, Geoffrey Dutton, looks at the controversy of the Australian explorer John Eyre. An explorer of unparalleled endurance and bravery within Australia he fell foul of English administration when he declared martial law in the West Indies (where he was Governor) and was used as a sacrificial victim to "the British imperial conscience" -- from the front fold over panel blurb. The dust jacket has faded on the spine section, and is rubbed at the top and bottom of the spine section, has a 2 inch tear bottom left of the front panel, and 1/2 inch tear at the top right of the same. Internally clean, free of annotation and without damage. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Marking pen stripe on bottom edge.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; History -- Australia; Photography; 19th Century ; Australia; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0333338413. ISBN/EAN: 9780333338414. Inventory No: 0269441. Very Good Condition
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In Search of Edward John Eyre, Frank Hurley and Henry Lawson
Dutton, Geoffrey, Bickel. Lennard and Clark, Manning ,
ISBN: 0333338413
The Macmillan Company of Australia, Crows Nest, New South Wales, 1982. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Poor. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. First Edition. (combined weight) Volume 1: -- In Search of Edward John Eyre; -- VIII, 152 pages, preface by author, index. Yellow coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with numerous contemporary black-and-white illustrations and cartoons and photographs throughout the text. Brown and coloured boards with white titles to the backstrip. A little rubbing to the backstrip corners and to the book corners. Cracking of the front hinge. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, showing John Eyre as a young man on the front cover and as an older man on the rear cover with brown titles to the front panel and yellow titles to the backstrip. A little rubbing to the dustwrapper edges. In this book the author, Geoffrey Dutton, looks at the controversy of the Australian explorer John Eyre. An explorer of unparalleled endurance and bravery within Australia he fell foul of English administration when he declared martial law in the West Indies (where he was Governor) and was used as a sacrificial victim to "the British imperial conscience" -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Volume 2: -- In Search of Henry Lawson; VIII, 144 pages, last page blank, preface by Manning Clark, a note on sources, illustration acknowledgements and index. Yellow coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with black-and-white contemporary photographs, and illustrations, maps and coloured illustrations. Black coloured boards with white titles to the backstrip. A little rubbing to the book corners. Colour illustrated front cover, showing Henry Lawson as a young man and the rear dustwrapper panel shows a caricature of a much more mature man. Yellow titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing to the dustwrapper panels black-and-white photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. In this book the author, Manning Clark, explores the life of Australia's most well-known novelist and poet from the 19th-century, Henry Lawson. Volume 3: -- In Search of Frank Hurley; VI, 7-142 pages, last two pages blank, introduction by author, acknowledgements and index. Photographic endpapers. Black and white caricature of Frank Hurley -- frontispiece. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs and the occasional colour photograph. Dark red coloured boards with white titles to the backstrip. Minor rubbing to the book corners and backstrip edges. Photographic dustwrapper, a younger Frank Hurley in army uniform on the front cover and an older gentleman on the rear cover. A little rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and dustwrapper panels. In this book the author, Lennard Bickel, looks at the Australian photographer Frank Hurley. Illustrated slipcase, showing the same illustrations as for Henry Lawsons' volume, with yellow, pale peach and brown titles to the front panel and to the backstrip. The top strip of the backstrip is completely missing, though is still present. Rubbing to the slipcase panels and edges. The slipcase has been dropped at some stage and the only intact edge is the rear lower edge. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; History -- Australia; Photography; 19th Century ; Australia; Biography -- Arts. ISBN: 0333338413. ISBN/EAN: 9780333338414. Inventory No: 0109481. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Very Good Condition
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James Chalmers; Missionary and Explorer of Rarotonga and New Guinea
Robson, William ,
S.W. Partridge & Co. Ltd., London, No date. Edition Unstated
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Etchings . Edition Unstated. IV, 176 pages, another 32 pages of following with S.W. Partridge & Co.'s Catalogue of Popular Illustrated Books, preface by author. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece of the Rev. James Chalmers. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white etchings of people, places, buildings and other interesting bits and pieces of the Rev. Chalmers sojourn in New Guinea and Rarotonga. Brown coloured boards with etching of the Rev. Chalmers with gilt decoration around portrait and then gilt and black decorations to either side and beneath the portrait. Gilt and black decorations to the edge of the front board with gilt embossed title to the top front board edge along with black titles underneath the gilt titling. Illustrated back strip being a floral design, with a gilt insert to the top edge of the back strip and within that insert brown titles. Bumping and rubbing to the head and to the heel of the back strip and to the book edges. The front board is very slightly bowed. Very light rubbing to the cloth of the boards and browning and foxing to the text block edges. Heavy browning, offset tanning and foxing to the endpapers. There is a prize presentation plate to the front paste-down, which has ghosted ( and kept the free front end paper clean and bright ] to be free front end paper. Previous owner's name to the top one third of the free front end paper. Browning to the internal pages. A look at James Chalmers who was one of the first people to take a missionary zeal to Rarotonga and New Guinea in the middle part of the 19th century. Of interest are the numerous illustrations giving a view of what New Guinea and Rarotonga were like at the beginning of the advent of white invasion. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Etchings . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; New Guinea; Exploration ; Religion -- Christianity; New Zealand; 19th Century . Inventory No: 0105861. Good
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Leichhardt's Second Journey; A First-hand Account By Henry Turnbull
Turnbull, Henry,
ISBN: 0909134308
Halstead Press, Sydney, 1983. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Francis Broadhurst. First Edition. VI, 58 pp, foreword by Bruce Pratt, references. Coloured endpapers. Illustrated frontispiece, by Francis J. Broadhurst, as is the text with the artists line drawings. Tan coloured boards with gilt coloured titles on backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper again illustrated by F. J. Broadhurst, yellow coloured background with black coloured titles on front panel on backstrip. Henry Turnbull was a member of Leichhardt's second expedition. 11 years after returning from the expedition of 1846-7, he gave this account of the day-to-day experiences and of the leader Leichhardt himself. Minor bumping to the bottom corners of the book and a little rubbing to the backstrip edges. Minor creasing to the top dustwrapper edge. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Francis Broadhurst. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Exploration; 19th Century ; Australia; History. ISBN: 0909134308. ISBN/EAN: 9780909134303. Inventory No: 0100526. Very Good Condition
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Mary Gresley and Other Stories
Trollope, Anthony ( John Hampten -- Editor ],
The Folio Society, London, 1951. First Edition Thus
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Joan Hassall. First Edition Thus. introduction by editor and note. Black-and-white illustrated (woodcut) frontispiece by Joan Hassall, who in fact engraved all the black-and-white illustrations throughout the text. Yellow floral design against a red background coloured boards with maroon leather strip on the backstrip and within that insert gilt titles. Red coloured tint to the top text block edge. Minor rubbing to the backstrip edges and to the book corners. Browning and foxing to the text block edges, endpapers and throughout the text, though the foxing is primarily to the first few and last few pages of the text. Illustrated dustwrapper, same illustration as the underlying boards, with yellow insert to the front panel and backstrip and within those yellow inserts red titles. Rubbing and chipping to the top dustwrapper corners and top backstrip edge. A few small tears to the top dustwrapper edge along with creasing. Sunning to the backstrip and noticeable foxing to the dustwrapper panels, fold over panels and to the verso of the dustwrapper. The 19th century English writer Anthony Trollope's shorter works illustrated with wood cuts by Joan Hassall and published by the Folio Society. Two of the short stories had not been reprinted since their initial printing in the 19th century up until the publication of this book. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XII, 170 pages, last three pages blank, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Joan Hassall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short Stories ; Illustrated; 19th Century ; Inventory No: 0108443. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; Including a Sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in The Interior of Africa
Livingstone, David,
Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, New York, No date. Edition Unstated
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. Edition Unstated. XVI, 618 pages, last page blank, six pages following further books from the publishing house -- The Minerva Library (new series), The Nineteenth Century Classics and A Selection of High-Class Gift Books, preface by author and index. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece of author with tissue guard which is slightly foxed. Otherwise, the book is in very good order. The text is illustrated with 14 black and white contemporary photographs. Lighter blue coloured boards with gilt decoration, running along the side of the backstrip and on of the front panel, showing a tree, a lamp hanging from a tree limb and a sun and its rays. Gilt embossed titles to the front panel and to the backstrip. The recollections, missionary work and travels of David Livingstone in the middle part of the 19th century in Africa. First published in 1857, this book has no publication data but given the Prize Plate, 1900 as the publication date doesn't seem unreasonable. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Exploration; Christianity; 19th Century ; Africa; Biography & Autobiography. Inventory No: 0249043. Very Good Condition
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Narrative of a Survey of the Inter-Tropical and Western Coasts of Australia, Performed between the Years 1818 and 1822 by Captain Philip P. King, with an Appendix, Containing Various Subjects Relating to the Hydrography and Natural History [2 Vols]
King, Philip P. (Captain],
Libraries Board of South Australia, Adelaide, 1969. Facsimile Edition -- First Thu
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Illustrated. Facsimile Edition -- First Thus. 1.840 kg (combined weight]; Volume 1: -- XLII, 452 pages, last page blank, preface by author, list of plates, introduction. At the beginning of the text that there is a five page foldout map showing the intertropical and west coasts of Australia. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white plates, charts and woodcuts. Red coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. A hint of rubbing to the book corners and dustiness to the book panels. A little offset tanning to the endpapers. Volume 2: -- VIII, 642 pages, four appendices, list of plates. The text is illustrated with black-and-white plates, charts and of wood-cuts. At the rear of the book there is a two page foldout showing a detailed drawing of a Western Australian plant. Red coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Small amount of rubbing to the book corners and dustiness to the book panels. Offset tanning to the endpapers. These books was first published in London in 1877 and this printing is a direct facsimile from this edition and is one of only 457 sets printed. The explorations of the author, Captain Philip King, during the years 1818 and 1822 around the west coast of Australia and the intertropical areas of northern Australia. Some of the first explorations of this particular part of Australia and there are quite detailed observations on the indigenous Australians, including an appendix of aboriginal language and also of natural history and of the water in the environment. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Aboriginal -- Australia; Exploration ; Local History -- Western Australia; 19th Century . Inventory No: 0109621. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Very Good
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Pulitzer; A Life
Brian, Denis,
ISBN: 0471332003
John Wiley & Sons, Inc, New York, 2001. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 950 g.; (7), VIII, 438 pages, acknowledgements, notes, bibliography and index. The text is illustrated with black and white photographs and illustrations throughout. Black coloured boards with silver titles to the backstrip. Minor bumping to the extra edges and rubbing to the book corners. Black-and-white photographic dustwrapper, of Joseph Pulitzer, with white titles to the front panel and backstrip. Minor rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and panels. The biography of Joseph Pulitzer -- journalist, civil war soldier, owner of newspapers and one of the most influential men of 19th century America. This is the First USA Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; History -- America; Journalism ; 19th Century ; ISBN: 0471332003. ISBN/EAN: 9780471332008. Inventory No: 0111301. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Very Good
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Rattlin the Reefer
Howard, Edward (Arthur Howse -- Editor],
ISBN: 019255333X
Oxford University Press, London, 1971. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Reprint. 600 g.; (7) VIII-XX (5) 6-414 pages (2), introduction by editor, note on the text, bibliography, a chronology of Edward Howard, textual notes and explanatory notes. Aqua coloured cloth covered boards with dark blue insert to the backstrip and within that backstrip gilt titles and gilt decoration and titles below the insert. Very light age toning of the text block edge and the previous owners details to the lower right-hand corner of the free front end paper. The remains of the sticker can be seen to the lower left-hand corner of the same page. Plain text dustwrapper with aqua and dark blue coloured background and white tiles to the front panel and backstrip. Minor rubbing to the dustwrapper corners and backstrip edges and faint fading to the backstrip. This book was first published in 1836 and deals with the life of an orphan in the early part of the 19th century and then spoofs the adventure nautical book popular at that time. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; 19th Century ; ISBN: 019255333X. ISBN/EAN: 9780192553331. Inventory No: 0110827. Very Good
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Robert Dunne; Archbishop of Brisbane 1830 -- 1917
Byrne, Neil J.,
ISBN: 0702224049
University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, 1991. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. First Edition. XVIII, 350pp., last three blank, list of illustrations, foreword by Francis Rush, Archbishop of Brisbane, introduction by author, acknowledgements, appendix, abbreviations, notes, bibliography and index. Coloured endpapers. Illustrations used within book by the black and white photographs, sketches or illustrations. Dark blue boards with gilt writing on spine. The corners are slightly rubbed and top two corners are bumped, the front more noticeable than the back. The head and the heel of the spine are also bumped and rubbed. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing a portrait of the subject, with dark green background and white and yellow writing on front panel and spine. Dustwrapper slightly rubbed and faded and there is a small tear on front cover near the spine. The top two corners are bumped commensurate with bumping underneath. "This distinguished study is a major contribution Australian social, cultural and religious understanding, a revealing portrait of complex church leader and his times.". from the front fold over panel blurb. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Australiana; Religion -- Christianity; 19th Century ; Australia; ISBN: 0702224049. ISBN/EAN: 9780702224041. Inventory No: 0100618. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Good Condition
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Soldiers of the Queen; War in the Soudan
Sutton, Ralph,
ISBN: 0958932301
New South Wales Military Historical Society and the Royal New South Wales Regiment, Sydney, 1985. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. First Edition. By Author On the Title Page. XXVIII, 324 pages, last three pages blank, intentionally, foreword by Major-General G.L. Maitland, foreword by Brigadier E.J.H. Howard, acknowledgements, Battle Honours the Royal New South Wales Regiment, Appreciation, preface by author, short chronology of events, four appendices, a selected bibliography and index. At the rear of the book are 2 foldout maps -- 1 is showing country adjacent to Sudan and the other showing a map of Africa from Egypt to Uganda. On the half title page is a $.33 stamp is a first day issue of this particular set of stamps being "Colonial Uniforms" -- and has been cancelled at Paddington and New South Wales on the 25th of February 1985. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs and illustrations, colour illustrations and photographs, maps and fortifications throughout the text. Colour illustrated front cover, showing a soldier from the New South Wales contingent to the Sudan, with music and words in the background against a white background with red titles to the front panel and white titles to the backstrip. Creasing to the book corners and a few marks to the book panels. " A century has now passed since Major General Charles Gordon and his garrison were massacred in Khartoum on 26 January 1885. After receiving the news of Gordon's death the acting Premier of New South Wales, William Bede Dalley, offered to dispatch a force of infantry and artillery to assist the Imperial Army in the Soudan. The offer is of help was accepted and on March 3, 1885 a contingent of over 760 men, under Colonel J. F. Richardson, sailed for Suakin in eastern Soudan. The force included and infantry Battalion, a field artillery battery, an ambulance Corps and a band. The contingent saw little service and departed from Suakin for Sydney on 18 May, 1885. However, as New South Wales was the first colony of the Empire to dispatch a military expeditionary Force overseas in support of the mother country the precedent established a principle which would be followed again by dominions and colonies in subsequent wars. It also established the principle of forward defence to Australia. This book gives a short account of the events leading to the attempt to rescue Gordon, of subsequent operations and of the involvement of the New South Wales contingents with this force." -- from the verso of the front panel. Has been signed by the author on the title page. The book states that it is part of a limited edition of a thousand copies -- but does not give any details of the numbering of this particular book. Size: Large Format Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Africa ; Local History -- New South Wales ; 19th Century ; Hobbies -- Stamps . By Author On the Title Page. ISBN: 0958932301. ISBN/EAN: 9780958932301. Inventory No: 0109780. Good
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Tamate-- A King; James Chalmers New Guinea 1877 -- 1901
Langmore, Diane,
ISBN: 0522840795
Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Victoria, 1974. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. IX, 170pp., last blank, preface by author acknowledgements, abbreviations, notes, bibliography, list of illustrations and index. The text is illustrated with 17 black and white photographs and one double page map. Bottle green boards with gilt writing on spine. Minor rubbing to the corners has occurred and there is shelf wear evident to the bottom edges of the book. Dust marks to the top paper edge. Photographic dustwrapper, green background and black and white writing on front panel and spine. The dustwrapper is rubbed and faded and there is rubbing to the corners. There has been sun fading to the spine and to the first 1/4" of the back panel. A scholarly biography of a Scots missionary in nineteenth century Papua New Guinea. "Chalmers played a central role in the history of New Guinea at particularly crucial time and much of the history of exploration, first contact, and imposition of European culture, religion and government is reflected in his career.". Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; New Guinea; Religion -- Christianity; 19th Century ; History -- Papua New Guinea. ISBN: 0522840795. ISBN/EAN: 9780522840797. Inventory No: 0100553. Very Good Condition
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