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Image for A Narrative of a Visit to the Australian Colonies.

A Narrative of a Visit to the Australian Colonies.

By: BACKHOUSE, James

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, Johnson Reprint Corporation: 1967

Seller ID: 35781


Illustrated by three maps, fifteen etchings and several woodcuts. Facsimile: first published 1843 (Ferguson 3558). xviii, 560, cxliv pp; 3 folding maps at rear, b&w plates (one folding), other text illus. Blue cloth (as issued, without dustwrapper); extremities a trifle rubbed. Ex-library, with minimal markings - small spine label, small bookplate of The Rockfeller University (deaccession stamp across top corner), and small catalogue number written on verso of title. Edg... View more info

Image for Early Tasmania : papers read before the Royal Society of Tasmania during the years 1888 to 1899 (The Walker Memorial Volume).

Early Tasmania : papers read before the Royal Society of Tasmania during the years 1888 to 1899 (The Walker Memorial Volume).

By: WALKER, James Backhouse.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Hobart, Government Printer: 1973

Seller ID: 5410


Fourth impression. 294pp, 6 folding charts in rear pocket. Blue cloth with dustwrapper (spine sunned, now in protective sleeve). A very good clean copy. ***Includes early European exploration and settlement of VDL, the Norfolk Islanders deported to VDL in 1808, and three papers on the Tasmanian Aborigines (notes from the journals of G.W. Walker, tribal divisions, and a general article). View more info

Abel Janszoon Tasman: his life and voyages [and] The Deportation of the Norfolk Islanders to the Derwent in 1808.

By: WALKER, James Backhouse.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hobart, Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania: 1896

Seller ID: 12648


This is a double issue of the RST's Papers & Proceedings for 1894-95: [xvi], xxxvii, 66pp (for 1894); (vi), 120, 6, [6]pp (for 1895). Walker's Tasman article comprises pp[vi], 1-56 (3 folding maps) of the 1895 section; and the Norfolk Islander article is pp1-26 of the 1894 section. Original wrappers, spine slightly soiled and with a couple of tiny chips at head and tail. The large folding map with Mault's paper has its outer edge a trifle worn due to a misfold. Clean ins... View more info

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Walk to the West.

By: WALKER, James Backhouse.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Hobart, Royal Society of Tasmania: 1993

Seller ID: 5161


Edited by Dr Michael Stoddart. Limited to 880 copies thus (although not stated - there was also a special issue, the subscribers for which are listed). Large 8vo; xxviii, 76pp, folding map. Cloth with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ***Account of an 1887 walk by lawyer/historian J.B. Walker, surveyor Sprent and others along the Linda Track to Mt Lyell, and thence to Macquarie Harbour and northwards to near Waratah. With colour and black & white illustrations by W.C. Pig... View more info

Image for Prelude to Federation (1884-1898).  Extracts from the journal of James Backhouse Walker, F.R.G.S., legal practitioner, historian, author.

Prelude to Federation (1884-1898). Extracts from the journal of James Backhouse Walker, F.R.G.S., legal practitioner, historian, author.

By: WALKER, James Backhouse.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Hobart, OBM: 1976

Seller ID: 5710


Edited by Peter Benson Walker. 500 numbered copies, signed by the editor. 200pp, frontis portrait of JBW, illustrations, endpaper maps (Alfred Mault's 1880s overlay of the streets of central Hobart on a sketch of the original shoreline and first settlement). Pictorial papered boards with dustwrapper. Very good. View more info

Prelude to Federation (1884-1898). Extracts from the journal of James Backhouse Walker, F.R.G.S., legal practitioner, historian, author.

By: WALKER, James Backhouse.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Hobart, OBM: 1976

Seller ID: 7069


Edited by Peter Benson Walker. 500 numbered copies, signed by the editor. 200pp, frontis portrait of JBW, illustrated, endpaper maps (Alfred Mault's 1880s overlay of the streets of central Hobart on a sketch of the original shoreline and first settlement). Pictorial papered boards with dustwrapper (chipped near head of spine). A very good clean copy in a good wrapper. View more info