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Image for Proud Intrepid Heart : Leichhardt's first attempt to the Swan River 1846-1847. Special issue of 25 numbered & signed copies.

Proud Intrepid Heart : Leichhardt's first attempt to the Swan River 1846-1847. Special issue of 25 numbered & signed copies.

By: SPROD, Dan

Price: $285.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 1990

Seller ID: 7067


Number XXV of 25 copies thus. Signed by the author. Full leather, gilt, raised bands and spine title labels, in buckram slipcase with ribbon. Small 4to. 334pp, illustrated. Fine. ISBN 0908528191 ***With the previously unpublished journals of Leichhardt and his later critic Hovenden Hely, and 42 contemporary drawings by Conrad Martens, George Fairholme and expedition member John Mann. View more info

Image for Proud Intrepid Heart : Leichhardt's first attempt to the Swan River 1846-1847.

Proud Intrepid Heart : Leichhardt's first attempt to the Swan River 1846-1847.

By: SPROD, Dan

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 1990

Seller ID: 25441


600 signed and numbered copies. Small 4to. 334pp, illustrated. Blue buckram with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0908528191 ***With the previously unpublished journals of Leichhardt and his later critic Hovenden Hely, and 42 contemporary drawings by Conrad Martens, George Fairholme and expedition member John Mann. View more info

Image for The Tregurtha Log: relating the adventurous life of Captain Edward Primrose Tregurtha.   The Napoleonic Wars - The East India Company's China run - Whaling in the South Seas - Shipmaster to the Port Phillip District.

The Tregurtha Log: relating the adventurous life of Captain Edward Primrose Tregurtha. The Napoleonic Wars - The East India Company's China run - Whaling in the South Seas - Shipmaster to the Port Phillip District.

By: SPROD, Dan (ed).

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 1980

Seller ID: 5074


600 numbered copies, signed by the editor. Foolscap folio. 166pp, frontis portrait and two colour plates (tipped-in), other illustrations, endpaper maps. Blue buckram with dustwrapper. A very good to fine clean copy. ISBN 0908528035 ***Captain Tregurtha ended his career sailing from the port of Launceston in northern Tasmania. View more info

Image for Van Diemen's Land Revealed : Flinders and Bass and their circumnavigation of the island in the Colonial Sloop Norfolk 1798-1799.

Van Diemen's Land Revealed : Flinders and Bass and their circumnavigation of the island in the Colonial Sloop Norfolk 1798-1799.

By: SPROD, Dan (ed).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 2009

Seller ID: 31942


750 copies only. Large 8vo. x, 256pp; frontis portraits, 12pp b&w illustrations, 3 charts folded in pocket at end. Case-bound with dustwrapper (extremities slightly rubbed). A second-hand copy in very good condition. ISBN 0908528353 ***Matthew Flinders and George Bass have been given considerable recognition in publications relating to their lives and achievements. One major exploit - their successful circumnavigation of Van Diemen’s Land in 1798 and 1799 in the s... View more info

The Usurper: Jorgen Jorgenson and his turbulent life in Iceland and Van Diemen's Land, 1780-1841.

By: SPROD, Dan.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 2001

Seller ID: 21251


1000 copies, case-bound in buckram, with illustrated dustwrapper (a trifle rubbed). Small thick 4to. xiv, 718pp, 9 colour & 56 b/w illustrations, 5 maps. Second-hand copy in very good condition. ISBN 0908528299 View more info

Image for Alexander Pearce of Macquarie Harbour : convict - bushranger - cannibal.

Alexander Pearce of Macquarie Harbour : convict - bushranger - cannibal.

By: SPROD, Dan.

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Hobart, Cat & Fiddle Press: 1977

Seller ID: 6098


First (and only) edition of 750 numbered copies, signed by the author. 173pp, frontispiece, 8 black & white illustrations, endpaper map. Red cloth, stamped with the broad arrow, with dustwrapper (now in protective sleeve). The page edges and the wrapper's spine are a little yellowed, otherwise a very good+ clean copy. View more info

Image for Leichhardt's Expeditioners : in the Australian Wilderness 1844-1845.

Leichhardt's Expeditioners : in the Australian Wilderness 1844-1845.

By: SPROD, Dan.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 2006

Seller ID: 21774


750 copies only. Large 8vo; x, 138pp, frontis, 8pp b&w illustrations, folding route map. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. Very good. ISBN 0908528337 *** This study publishes, for the first time, the field journals of two of Leichhardt's party on the famed Port Essington expedition - the convict William Phillips and the 15/16 year-old John Murphy - along with commentary and notes. View more info

Image for That Odd Mr Sprod: cartoons by George Napier Sprod.

That Odd Mr Sprod: cartoons by George Napier Sprod.

By: Sprod, Dan.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Sprod family: 2009

Seller ID: 26969


Oblong 4to. 108pp, illustrated. Soft covers. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0646518704 ***Adelaide-born George Sprod (1919-2003) began his cartooning career in Changi Prison during WW2 - the Australian War Memorial holds copies of 'Smoke-oh' the camp magazine which he edited and illustrated - and subsequently worked as a cartoonist and illustrator in Australia and England (1949-69), where he was a frequent presence in Punch magazine. View more info

Image for Victorian and Edwardian Hobart from old photographs.

Victorian and Edwardian Hobart from old photographs.

By: SPROD, Dan.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Sydney, John Ferguson: 1977

Seller ID: 6388


With introduction and commentaries. Small 4to. [118]pp, 204 photographs. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper (some discolouration from the poor lamination, as usual but much less than usual, and now in a protective sleeve). A very good clean copy. ISBN 0909134065 View more info

Image for Victorian and Edwardian Hobart from old photographs.

Victorian and Edwardian Hobart from old photographs.

By: SPROD, Dan.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Sydney, John Ferguson: 1977

Seller ID: 8534


With introduction and commentaries. #22 of 150 copies thus, signed by Dan Sprod. Small 4to. [118]pp, 204 b&w photographs. Black half leather and blue cloth, gilt publisher's device on upper board. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0909134065 View more info