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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".
Please inquire                          Book Number: 24188                         Order / Enquire

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

Angas, George French
Polynesia: A Popular Description of the Physical Features, Inhabitants, Natural History, and Productions of the Islands of the Pacific. With an Account of Their Discovery, and of the Progress of Civilization and Christianity Among Them.
London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1866. 
Hardcover. Original blue cloth with highly ornate spine in gilt; cover vignette gilt. n.d. (1866). Illustrated with countless engravings in text and numerous engraved plates; folding coloured map at front. xii + 436 pp. + ads. Map lightly browned, with small tear to map hinge, not affecting map image; edges tanned; but else a nice, tight, clean copy with still bright covers & gilt; Near Fine, given its age.
Please inquire                          Book Number: 24564                         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).
Please inquire                          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.
Please inquire                          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.
Please inquire                          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.
Please inquire                          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.
Please inquire                          Book Number: 24570                         Order / Enquire

Barrow, John, Sir (1764-1848)
The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty: Its Causes and Consequences
London: John Murray, 1831. 5th Ed.
Hardcover. Three-quarter leather & marbled boards; spine lettering gilt; spine ruled in gilt. xi + 356 pp. Illustrated with 6 etchings from original drawings by Lieut-Colonel Batty. Extremities rubbed, with some wear to corners; faint offsetting from plates, and some foxing to plate margins; interior otherwise bright. A nice, tight little volume!
Please inquire                          Book Number: 24312                         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".
Please inquire                          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".
Please inquire                          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.
Please inquire                          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.
Please inquire                          Book Number: 24502                         Order / Enquire

Boddam-Whetham, J. W.
Pearls of the Pacific
London: Hurst & Blackett, 1876. 
Hardcover. Brown cloth ruled in black, with spine lettering gilt. xiv + 362 pp. + ads. Illustrated with 7 plates of etchings and title-page vignette. Spine very slightly faded and extremiti4es slightly rubbed; front hinge started under prelims; binding cracked but firm, and some foxing to fore-edge; interior otherwise clean & bright, and covers very bright. A nice bright copy altogether, really VG+.
Please inquire                          Book Number: 24506                         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.
Please inquire                          Book Number: 24924                         Order / Enquire

Bonwick, James
Western Australia: Its Geography, Geology, and Social Condition. The Narrative of an Educational Tour in 1857
Melbourne: Heinemann Australia, 1970. Reprint
Hardcover in complete dj. 196 pp. Reprint of original 1858 ed., edited with an introductino and notes by C. E. Sayers. Boards slightly bowed; dj soiled.
Please inquire                          Book Number: 24496                         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!
Please inquire                          Book Number: 25011                         Order / Enquire

Bradshaw, Jack
The True History of the Australian Bushrangers
Sydney: The Worker Trustees, 1929. 
n.d. (1929). Printed pictorial wrappers. 160 pp. Illustrated with b/w plates; frontispiece photo of the author. True stories of many a "wild colonial boy", including Ned Kelly. Sunning to front wrapper panel & slight soiling to rear; spine rubbed and faded, with spine title hand printed by previous owner; minor chips to spine foot, & a few nicks to margins; cheap paper browned; but a remarkably tight, clean copy of a paperback which was never really designed to last.
Please inquire                          Book Number: 26515                         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.
Please inquire                          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.
Please inquire                          Book Number: 24495                         Order / Enquire

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