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Scenes in Maori Land
Kilmarnock: John Ritchie, 1920. 
Hardcover. Bright, pictorial green cloth and colourful decorated spine; title and spine lettering, argent. n.d. (ca. 1920?). 103 pp. + ads. Illustrated with engraved headpieces and textual illustrations. Binding cracked, but firm; a bright little gem of a copy of this book, for Christian young people, on the virtues of converting the heathen (Maori) "sinners".
$28.00                          Book Number: 24188                         Order / Enquire

JIM DINE: Five Themes.
: Pastor David Nield, 1984. 
156pp. Profusely illustrated in colour with 4 gatefolds.
$40.00                          Book Number: 24562                         Order / Enquire

Backhouse, James & Tylor, Charles
The Life and Labours of George Washington Walker, of Hobart Town, Tasmania
London/ York: A, W, Bennett/ Thomas Brady, 1862. 
Hardcover. Original blind-stamped brown cloth with spine lettering and decorative rules in gilt.xii + 556 + 12-page address by Walker. Frontispiece portrait. Spine slightly faded, with fraying to head & foot; corners rubbed; shelf-wear; but else an amazingly nice, tight copy with otherwise bright interior. Walker was Backhouse's companion in the latter's own "Narrative of a Visit to the Australian Colonies" (1843).
$120.00                          Book Number: 24507                         Order / Enquire

Backman, Brian & Phil
A Narrative of a Visit to the Australian Colonies
London: Hamilton, Adams, 1843. 
Hardcover. Original green blind-stamped cloth with spine lettering gilt; gloss yellow endpapers. xvii + 560 + cxlii (appendices). Illustrated with 15 plates of etchings, one folding; several woodcuts in text, and three folding maps at rear. This copy includes the plate facing p, 487 sometimes reported as missing from other copies. Ink name on half-title (1843); spine slightly faded, with nicks and light fraying to head & foot; spine partially detached along one edge; foxing to prelims, rear matter, maps, and plate margins; interior otherwise remarkably bright, and a nice tight copy altogether, with still bright covers lightly rubbed. We presume this is a presentation copy because the ink name on half-title reads, "Mary Backhouse, York, 1843", whom we presume to be a relation of the author's, probably his wife. James Backhouse (1794-1869) was a Quaker missionary and naturalist.
$800.00                          Book Number: 24505                         Order / Enquire

Baessler, Arthur
Neue Sudsee-Bilder
Berlin: Georg Reimer, 1900. 
420 pp. Illustrated with photographs, engraved textual illustrations; map. Spine stained with small chips to head & foot, and a couple of tears to edges adjacent to covers; interior otherwise virtually fresh with almost all pages still unopened. In fact, apart from spine defects, this copy is actually Near Fine or better. Text in German.
$140.00                          Book Number: 24504                         Order / Enquire

Ballantyne, R. M.
Sunk at Sea or the Adventures of Wandering Will in the Pacific
London: James Nisbet, 1894. 
Hardcover. Green cloth with 4-colour cover vignettes (sailing ship, tiger, palm); cover lettering gilt shadowed in black; spine lettering and decoration gilt, with 2-colour palm spine vignette. n.d. (ca. 1894). 128 pp. + ads. Frontispiece engraving. Small rubber stamp address on front free endpaper. Binding cracked but firm; small closed tear to frontispiece inner margin (not affecting illustration); and paper browned throughout; still nice, bright covers, however.
$36.00                          Book Number: 24560                         Order / Enquire

Ballantyne, R. M.
The Island Queen; or, Dethroned By Fire and Water: A Tale of the Southern Hemisphere
London: James Nisbet, 1885. 
Hardcover. Original deep green cloth with 3-colour pictorial cover and cover title printed in black on gilt; spine lettering green on gilt, with 2-colour spine vignette. n.d. (1885). Copy states "Sixth Thousand". 261 pp. Illustrated in b/w. Ink inscription of front free endpaper (1893); binding cracked but firm; front hinge started under endpaper; enpapers and pages browned, and lateral tear to one illustration only; still a surprisingly tight copy with pretty bright cloth and decorations and otherwise clean interior. Rare.
$120.00                          Book Number: 24570                         Order / Enquire

Barrow, John, Sir (1764-1848)
A Description of Picairn's Island and Its Inhabitants. With an Authentic Account of the Mutiny of the Ship Bonty, and of the Subsequent Fortunes of the Mutineers.
N. Y.: Harper & Bros., 1836. 
Hardcover, original purple cloth; spine lettering gilt. 7 p. catalogue + 2 engravings + xii + 303 pp. Illustrated with 2 engravings. Cloth faded and rubbed, with light stain on rear board; foxing, esp. to endpapers and plates, and small chip to catalogue margin; otherwise still a nice, tight copy. Spine lettering reads:" The Family Library, No. 31", with title at spine foot. The two engravings are supposed to be facing pp. 44 & 273 respectively. An abridged version of Sir John Barrow's "Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of HMS Bounty".
$70.00                          Book Number: 24313                         Order / Enquire

Barrow, John, Sir (1764-1848)
A Description of Picairn's Island and Its Inhabitants. With an Authentic Account of the Mutiny of the Ship Bonty, and of the Subsequent Fortunes of the Mutineers.
N. Y.: A. L. Fowle, 1900. 
Hardcover. Rebound in half-cloth and marbled boards; new endpapers; spine lettering gilt; top edge gilt. xii + 303 pp. Edges slightly tanned. An abridged version of Sir John Barrow's "Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of HMS Bounty".
$40.00                          Book Number: 24314                         Order / Enquire

Becke, Louis & Jeffery, Walter
The Mutineer: A Romance of Pitcairn Island
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1898. 
Hardcover. Green cloth; spine lettering gilt; top edge gilt. 298 pp. + ads. Spine slightly faded, with tear to head; some rubbing to cloth, with spotting to back cover; binding cracked but firm; hinges started but firm; slight browning to front endpapers; interior otherwise clean & bright with minor marginal soiling.
$50.00                          Book Number: 24539                         Order / Enquire

Berndt, Catherine H.; Levi-Strauss, Claude
Women's Changing Ceremonies in Northern Australia
Paris: Hermann & Cie, 1950. 
88 pp. Illustrated with line drawings. Preface by Claude Levi-Strauss (6 pp.). Small ink account no. on title-page verso and lower margin of contents page (at rear); some fading & rubbing to spine, with chip to head; corners slightly curled with tiny corner chip to front wrapper panel; interior otherwise clean & bright. Series L'Homme: Cahiers d'Ethnologie, de Geographie et de Linquistique; Actualities Scientifiques et Industrielles, 1108. Preface in French; thesis in original English.
$70.00                          Book Number: 24502                         Order / Enquire

Bonwick, James
Daily Life and Origin of the Tasmanians
London: Sampson Low, Marston, 1870. 
Hardcover. Custom-bound in full beige leather ruled in gilt, with academic institution signum on front cover, gilt; dark brown leather spine label lettered in gilt; raised bands ruled in gilt; marbled edges; marbled endpapers. ix + 304 pp. 20 illustrations, including wood engravings in text, engraved plates, colour frontispiece, and folding map. Presentation plate from academic institution (Glasgow Academy, 1877) on front pastedown; leather rubbed & scuffed, with stain to front cover; spine leather sunned and paled, having lost its finish; minor foxing; interior otherwise clean & bright. Apart from the condition of the leather, this copy is really more like Near Fine.
$340.00                          Book Number: 24924                         Order / Enquire

Bonwick, James
The Last of the Tasmanians; or, the Black War of Van Dieman's Land
London: Sampson Low, Son & Marston, 1870. 
Hardcover. Green cloth with native cover vignette in gilt; spine palm vignette gilt; spine lettering gilt. viii + 400 pp. + ads. Illustrated with 3 chromolithographs and 15 wood engraved plates; folding map. Binding cracked, but firm; spine tips slightly nicked; extremities lsightly rubbed; some rubbing and mark to rear board, and faint, barely perceptible stain to front cover, slightly affecting cover vignette; else a nice bright clean copy with only faint foxing to prelims and especially colour-rich chromolithographs; actually Very Good+. Rare!
$450.00                          Book Number: 25011                         Order / Enquire

Brassey, Annioe (Mrs. Brassey)
A Voyage in the Sunbeam: Our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months
Toronto: Rose-Belford, 1879. 6th Ed.
Hardcover. Brown cloth ruled in black; front & back cover vignettes and title printing in gilt & black; spine lettering and vignette, gilt; all edges gilt. xv + 511 pp. Illustrated with countless wood engravings in text; engraved plates, and 8 coloured maps, 2 folding; folding chart at rear. Ink name on front free endpaper and on back of first map (1896); small stain to spine (not affecting spine title or vignette); a couple of very small bruises to rear cover (not affecting vignette); front hinge almost detached; binding cracked but firm; foxing to prelims and rear matter, including first map and rear chart; interior otherwise clean & bright with particularly sparkling cover vignettes.
$70.00                          Book Number: 24503                         Order / Enquire

Bridges, Philippa
A Walk-About in Australia
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1925. 
n.d. (1925). 240 pp. Illustrated with 38 photographs taken by the author. We presume the author was married to Lt.-Gen. Sir Tom Bridges, Governor of South Australia, who wrote the foreword. Spine slightly faded and spotting to cloth; binding cracked but firm; ivery occasional marginal soiling.
$28.00                          Book Number: 24495                         Order / Enquire

British Empire Series.
N. Y.: Funk & Wagnalls, 1900. 
Hardcover. Red cloth with crossed flags cover vignette in gilt. xx, 364 pp. Two folding colour maps at rear; folding table at rear. Spine faded and some light spotting to cloth; interior clean & bright with most pages still unopened.
$28.00                          Book Number: 26475                         Order / Enquire

Brodie, Walter
Pitcairn's Island and the Islanders in 1850.
London: Whittaker & Co., 1851. 
Hardcover. Original cloth with rebacked spine and new endpapers; original spine label. 260 pp. 3 engraved plates, including frontispiece portrait of the author; page illustrating native petroglyphs. Original cloth worn at bottom corners; spine label rubbed; some foxing to plates and margins; light damp stain to upper frontispiece border, and occasional pencil annotation; but still a nice, tight copy with otherwise bright interior.
$380.00                          Book Number: 24163                         Order / Enquire

Button, Henry
Flotsam and Jetsam: Floating Fragments of Life in England and Tasmania. An Autobiographical Sketch.
Launceton / Hobart, Tasmania: A. W. Birchall & Sons / J. Walch & Sons, 1909. 
Hardcover. 479 pp. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Ink name o front free endpaper, and some annotations on back of half-title; cloth slightly rubbed and soiled; extremities rubbed, and some foxing to prelims and rear matter only.
$100.00                          Book Number: 24161                         Order / Enquire

Cameron, Hector Charles
Sir Joseph Banks: The Autocrat of the Philosophers
London: Batchworth Press, 1952. 
Hardcover in complete dj. 341 pp. Illustrated in b/w. Corner tears and very small chip to dj.
$20.00                          Book Number: 24162                         Order / Enquire

Carrington, Hugh (editor); Robertson, George
The Discovery of Tahiti. a Journal of the Second Voyage of H.M.S. Dolphin Round The World Under the Command of Captain Wallis, R.N., In the Years 1766, 1767 and 1768. Written By Her Master George Robertson.
London: Hakluyt Society, 1948. 
Hardcover. lii + 292 pp. Illustrated with engravings, folding frontispiece, map and folding map. Robertson's journal edited by Hugh Carrington. Dust residue to top edge; bottom corners slightly bumped, and a couple of minor spots to rear board. Hakluyt Society Second Series, No. 98.
$70.00                          Book Number: 24194                         Order / Enquire

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