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Image for The Diary of the Reverend Robert Knopwood 1803-1838.  First Chaplain of Van Diemen's Land.

The Diary of the Reverend Robert Knopwood 1803-1838. First Chaplain of Van Diemen's Land.

By: KNOPWOOD, Rev. Robert. (Edited by Mary Nicholls.)

Price: $220.00

Publisher: Hobart, Tasmanian Historical Research Association: 1977

Seller ID: 35913


4to. 738pp. Black cloth with dustwrapper (slight silverfish flecking, mostly to the spine, now in protective sleeve). Edges a little yellowed, as usual. A good to very good clean copy. ISBN 0909479003 ***Only 750 copies were printed (not stated). 'Bobby' Knopwood was with the party led by David Collins which was sent to found a colony on Bass Strait. After an abortive attempt to settle at present-day Sorrento in Port Phillip Bay, Collins moved his party the Derwent River and founded Hobart Town in 1804. Knopwood was the new colony's chaplain (serving also as a magistrate) and he remained in Va... View more info

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Crossing the Gap : a novelist's essays.

By: KOCH, C.J.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1987

Seller ID: 5227


First edition. 167pp. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0701132167 View more info

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The Doubleman.

By: KOCH, C.J.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Mcgraw-Hill Book Company: 1986

Seller ID: 18678


First US edition. 326pp. Quarter cloth and papered sides, gilt decorations and lettering, with dustwrapper. Fore-edges untrimmed. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0070352216 View more info

Crossing the Gap : a novelist's essays.

By: KOCH, C.J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1987

Seller ID: 14512


167pp. Soft covers. Very good. ISBN 0701207817 View more info

Highways to a War.

By: KOCH, Christopher J.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1995

Seller ID: 33543


First US edition. 469pp. Quarter cloth and papered sides with dustwrapper. Fore-edges uncut. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0670861553 ***Set in the American War in Indo-China, and loosely based on the life of the famed Tasmanian film-journalist Neil Davis. The novel won the Miles Franklin Award in 1996. View more info

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Across the Sea Wall.

By: KOCH, Christopher.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1965

Seller ID: 7604


First edition. 234pp. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy in an unclipped wrapper. ***The late Tasmanian author's second novel. View more info

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Out of Ireland.

By: KOCH, Christopher.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Sydney, Doubleday: 1999

Seller ID: 32489


First edition. 706pp. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. Top- and fore-edges a little yellowed, extending a little to the page margins, otherwise a very good clean copy. ISBN 1864710381 ***Fiction based not-so-loosely on the Young Irelander John Mitchel and his time and Van Diemen's Land as a prisoner of the British. View more info

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The Memory Room.

By: KOCH, Christopher.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: North Sydney, Knopf: 2007

Seller ID: 33544


First edition. [x], 436pp. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. Fore-edges uncut. A fine clean copy. ISBN 1741667291 View more info

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Lost Voices.

By: KOCH, Christopher.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Sydney, Fourth Estate: 2012

Seller ID: 33546


First impression. 466pp. Soft covers. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0732294630 *** The last book of the Tasmanian novelist, set in Hobart, the adjacent New Town and Glenorchy districts, and the mountains of the Wellington Range, in the colonial times and the 1950s. View more info

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The Memory Room.

By: KOCH, Christopher.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: North Sydney, Knopf: 2007

Seller ID: 32493


[x], 436pp. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper (extremities a trifle rubbed, small mark lower rear where price sticker removed, now in protective sleeve). The uncut fore-edges and the top edges are yellowed, otherwise a very good clean copy. ISBN 1741667291 ***Signed by the author. View more info

Image for Tasmanian Vision : the art of Nineteenth Century Tasmania. Paintings, drawings and sculpture from European exploration and settlement to 1900.

Tasmanian Vision : the art of Nineteenth Century Tasmania. Paintings, drawings and sculpture from European exploration and settlement to 1900.

By: KOLENBERG, Hendrik & Julianna.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hobart, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery: 1988

Seller ID: 5322


Oblong 4to. 116pp, 50 full-page colour plates & catalogue with numerous small b&w illustrations, biographies of the artists. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0724615776 ***Published for the bicentennial exhibition of this name. View more info

Image for Voyage in Search of La Perouse, performed by order of the Constituent Assembly, during the years 1791, 1792, 1793, and 1794.

Voyage in Search of La Perouse, performed by order of the Constituent Assembly, during the years 1791, 1792, 1793, and 1794.

By: LABILLARDIERE, J.J.H. de

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Amsterdam/New York, N. Israel/Da Capo Press: 1971

Seller ID: 4567


(Bibliotheca Australiana #67.) Facsimile of the first English edition (Ferguson 309). Thick 4to. xviii, 476, 66pp, large folding chart. Simile vellum with clear plastic wrapper. Fine. ***First published account of the D'Entrecasteaux expedition, by its naturalist. View more info

Image for A Divided Society : Tasmania during World War I.

A Divided Society : Tasmania during World War I.

By: LAKE, Marilyn.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Melbourne, MUP: 1975

Seller ID: 18265


214pp, illustrated. Cloth with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. Owner's name. View more info

An Exile from Canada: being the story of Elijah Woodman, transported overseas for participation in the Upper Canada troubles of 1837-38.

By: LANDON, Fred.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Toronto, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1960

Seller ID: 15438


Reprint. 321pp. Original cloth with dustwrapper (extremities rubbed and chipped, with a piece missing near head of spine, now in protective sleeve). A good to very good clean copy, in a good-only wrapper. ***Woodman was one of the Patriot Exiles transported to Van Diemen's Land for his part in the rebellion in Upper Canada in 1837-38. This account is compiled from his unpublished diaries. View more info

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The Northern Churinga. Volume L. Jubilee Edition 1913-1962.

By: Launceston State High School:

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Launceston, The School: October1962

Seller ID: 33879


4to. 76pp, numerous illustrations. Stapled in pictorial wrappers; light yellowing, a little superficial silverfish grazing, not affecting the lettering or decorations. A good to very good clean copy. ***The school paper of the Launceston State High School, which opened in 1913 in rooms within the Charles Street Primary School and moved in 1916 to a new building in Paterson Street (built on the site of the Launceston Gaol). This jubilee issue has much material on the history and achievements of the school, its students and its staff, as well as the usual coverage of the current year. View more info

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SKYLINE, no 12. Annual Magazine of the Launceston Walking Club.

By: LAUNCESTON Walking Club.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: LWC: September,1962

Seller ID: 6777


66pp, illus, double-page and single-page maps in centre. Stapled in the original pictorial wrappers. A very good clean copy. ***Mount Anne, Mt Olympus, Mounts Rufus & Gell, winter mountaineering, King River to High Dome etc. View more info

Image for SKYLINE, no 5. Annual Magazine, Launceston Walking Club.

SKYLINE, no 5. Annual Magazine, Launceston Walking Club.

By: LAUNCESTON Walking Club.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Launceston Walking Club: October,1954

Seller ID: 12685


56pp, illustrations, maps. Stapled in pictorial wrappers, as issued. A very good clean copy. View more info

SKYLINE, no 8. Annual Magazine of the Launceston Walking Club.

By: LAUNCESTON Walking Club.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: LWC: September,1957

Seller ID: 34410


52pp, illus, maps. Stapled in the original wrappers, as issued, punched near spine with two ring-binder holes. A good to very good clean copy. Owner's name written on front, another's stamped inside. ***Includes Maria Island, Meander Track, Mac the Ranger View more info

Image for Do You Know Tasmania? - DVD movie collection (6).

Do You Know Tasmania? - DVD movie collection (6).

By: Launceston Walking Club:

Price: $150.00

Seller ID: 31210


Six DVDs of digitised 16mm films taken by members of the Launceston Walking Club from the late 1940s to around 1981, featuring scenes from various parts of the Tasmanian wilderness. The six parts do not proceed chronologically - please enquire if you would like more information as to the contents of particular volume. The volumes are also available individually for $25.00. View more info

Image for Centenary... 1849--1949 Launceston Chamber of Commerce.

Centenary... 1849--1949 Launceston Chamber of Commerce.

By: Launceston:

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Launceston, Launceston Chamber of Commerce: 1949

Seller ID: 31218


Printed by W.R. Rolph & Sons, Proprietors of "The Examiner". Oblong 4to. 20pp, well illustrated, full page map. Stapled in wrappers. Very good to fine. ***Includes a survey of Launceston and the North's primary and secondary industries, communications, sport & tourism & leisure activities. View more info

Image for The Gateway to Tasmania : a survey of the past achievements and the future prospects of Launceston and Northern Tasmania.

The Gateway to Tasmania : a survey of the past achievements and the future prospects of Launceston and Northern Tasmania.

By: Launceston:

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Launceston, W.R. Rolph & Sons, Proprietors of "The Examiner": 1949

Seller ID: 22438


Oblong 4to. 32pp, well illustrated, full page map. Stapled in wrappers; the upper with a cut-away window to reveal the photograph of the city (from Trevallyn) on the first page. Very good to fine. ***A promotional survey of Launceston and the North's primary and secondary industries, communications, sport & tourism & leisure activities; published by the operators of the city's newspaper and commercial radio station. View more info

Image for Launceston Family Album : a selection of stories from the passport photographic album of the Tasmanian International Exhibition 1891-1892

Launceston Family Album : a selection of stories from the passport photographic album of the Tasmanian International Exhibition 1891-1892

By: Launceston:

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Friends of the Library, Launceston: 2007

Seller ID: 31600


Limited edition of 40 numbered copies only. 4to. iv, 132pp, illustrations, portraits. Case-bound in full green leather with matching slipcase. Includes an alphabetical index of names. Fine. *** 'Published as an archival record...' These stories were published each Saturday as the 'Launceston Family Album' series in The Examiner, 3 September 2005 to 4 August 2007. View more info

Image for Launceston Historical Society : Papers and Proceedings Volume One, 1989.

Launceston Historical Society : Papers and Proceedings Volume One, 1989.

By: Launceston:

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Launceston, LHS: 1989

Seller ID: 33370


4to. 96pp. Stapled in wrappers with spine backing. A good to very good clean copy. ***The John West Memorial Lecture for 1989: Henry Reynolds, 'Tasmania's Forgotten Treaty' - and papers from the symposium 'Launceston and the 1840s'. View more info

Image for The Marine Board of Launceston, Tasmania : 10 annual reports, 1955-58 & 1960-65.

The Marine Board of Launceston, Tasmania : 10 annual reports, 1955-58 & 1960-65.

By: Launceston:

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Launceston, The Board: 1957

Seller ID: 35751


Ten annual reports, in various formats (portrait & landscape), all 12pp, illustrated, stapled in stiff pictorial wrappers (a map of the Tamar estuary on the earier ones, b&w photographs on the others). The table on the final page of 1960 has been annotated in a manner which suggests updating for the next year's figures; 1963 has photocopied pages stapled over pp7&8 (correcting errors underneath); 1964 has one picture cut out (taking some text from the verso with it), the cover of 1965 marked with biro. Otherwise in good clean condition. View more info

Image for Whalers and Free Men : life on Tasmania's colonial whaling stations.

Whalers and Free Men : life on Tasmania's colonial whaling stations.

By: LAWRENCE, Susan.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Australian Scholarly Publishing: 2006

Seller ID: 34358


211pp, illustrated. Soft covers; slight creasing. A good+ clean copy. Owner's name. ISBN 174097087X View more info

Image for The Rock which makes Tasmania (Tasmania's Curse).

The Rock which makes Tasmania (Tasmania's Curse).

By: LEAMAN, David.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Hobart, Leaman Geophysics: 2002

Seller ID: 36278


208pp, illustrated. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. ***Inscribed by the author. View more info

Commodore Sir John Hayes. His Voyage and Life (1767-1831). With some account of Admiral D'Entrecasteaux's voyage of 1792-3.

By: LEE, Ida.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1912

Seller ID: 10299


First edition. 340pp, frontis portrait (photogravure, tissue guard), 10 maps (one folding), 23 plates, errata slip. Original cloth, slightly chipped at head of spine, front joint neatly repaired, binding solid, now protected by mylar wrapper. Very clean inside. A good to very good copy. View more info

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The Penal Settlements of Van Diemen's Land.

By: LEMPRIERE, Thomas James.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Launceston, Royal Society of Tasmania (Northern Branch): 1954

Seller ID: 7068


First (only) edition. 112pp, folding plate (Sarah Island, by W.B. Gould). Stapled with wrappers drawn on, as issued (a little discoloured, extremities slightly rubbed). Owner's name. A good clean copy. ***Macquarie Harbour, Maria Island and Tasman's Peninsula - from Lempriere's manuscript in the Mitchell Library. Lempriere was Commisariat Officer at all three locations. View more info

Image for Barrack Hill : a history of Anglesea Barracks 1811-2011.

Barrack Hill : a history of Anglesea Barracks 1811-2011.

By: LENNOX, John & John Wadsley.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Hobart, Military Heritage Society of Tasmania: 2011

Seller ID: 29784


Oblong 4to. 238pp, well illustrated in colour and b&w. Cloth with dustwrapper. Fine (new). ISBN 0642297460 View more info

Image for On the Veldt : a plain narrative of service afield in South Africa.

On the Veldt : a plain narrative of service afield in South Africa.

By: LEWIS, Major R.C., assisted by Frank Morton, journalist.

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Hobart, Printed by J. Walch & Sons [for the author]: 1902

Seller ID: 7416


First edition. Small 8vo. 160pp, folding map at rear, fore- and lower edges uncut. Original decorated brown cloth, corners a trifle rubbed. The front free endpaper neatly excised, old tape stains from a previous covering on the blank leaf preceding the half-title and rear free endpaper, a very short closed clean tear at the gutter of the map; otherwise a very good clean copy. ***Lewis commanded the Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen. View more info

Image for Tasmanian Photographers 1840-1940 : a directory.

Tasmanian Photographers 1840-1940 : a directory.

By: LONG, Chris.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Hobart, Tasmanian Historical Research Association & Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery: 1995

Seller ID: 36280


4to. 130pp, well illustrated. Soft covers. A fine clean copy. Owner's name. ISBN 0909479143 View more info

Geological Survey Explanatory Report. LAUNCESTON. (One Mile Geological Map Series K'55-7-39.)

By: LONGMAN, M.J.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hobart, Department of Mines, Tasmania: 1966

Seller ID: 22768


Appendix: Petrology, by G. Everard. 48pp, 11 black & white photographic plates, 13 maps and sections. Very good. Owner's name. View more info

Image for Sandy Bay : a history of the Rifle Range site.

Sandy Bay : a history of the Rifle Range site.

By: LORD, Gwenda M.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Taroona, Tas, Richard Lord & Partners: 2003

Seller ID: 33456


4to. 52pp, illustrated. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. Owner's name on title-page. View more info

Image for The Shot Tower and its builder Joseph Moir, Hobart 1870.

The Shot Tower and its builder Joseph Moir, Hobart 1870.

By: LORD, Richard.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Taroona, Tasmania, Richard Lord and Partners: 1980

Seller ID: 6354


Photography by J.C.S. Bowler. Small 8vo. x, 91pp, black & white illustrations and photographs, genealogical tables. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. ISBN 095974732X *** 'Being a description of the only circular shot tower in the Southern Hemisphere'. View more info

Image for Inscriptions in Stone. St David's Burial Ground 1804-1872 : a record of some early history of Hobart Town from head stones of Van Diemen's Land's first cemetery.

Inscriptions in Stone. St David's Burial Ground 1804-1872 : a record of some early history of Hobart Town from head stones of Van Diemen's Land's first cemetery.

By: LORD, Richard.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Hobart, St George's Church, Battery Point: 1976

Seller ID: 6474


1000 numbered copies. 210pp, colour frontis, illustrated; corrigenda slip loosely inserted. Cloth with dustwrapper (slight fading of spine). A very good clean copy. View more info

Image for Days Gone By in the Channel : Volume Three.

Days Gone By in the Channel : Volume Three.

By: LOWE, Madge [Worsley] (edited and compiled by).

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Hobart, Author: nd [c1994]

Seller ID: 22576


4to. 164pp, sepia photographs. Soft covers; slight crease at top corner front cover. A good to very good clean copy. ***Inscribed by the author. ISBN 064622137X View more info

Lifeblood : Tasmania's Hydro Power.

By: LUPTON, Roger.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Edgecliff NSW, Focus Publishing: [2000]

Seller ID: 10215


4to. 447pp, illustrated in colour and b&w. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 1875359338 ***A history of the Hydro-Electric Department/Commission/Corporation, from its origins as a small private company, through the heroic era of hydro-industrialisation, the Lake Pedder and Franklin River environmental controversies, the post-construction era of disaggregation into three entities, and the subsequent privatisation debate. View more info

Image for Views in Australia ; or New South Wales, & Van Diemen's Land Delineated, in Fifty Views.

Views in Australia ; or New South Wales, & Van Diemen's Land Delineated, in Fifty Views.

By: LYCETT, J.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Nelson: 1977

Seller ID: 6364


Reprint. Oblong 4to. 50 coloured plates with commentary, and two full-page maps. Bound in synthetic cloth (faux leather), with pictorial slipcase. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0170019659 ***Facsimile: first published in1825 (Ferguson 1031). View more info

Image for Tasmania at Home. Including a description of the leading towns; History of Tasmania by Clive Lord, and Tasmania to-day, by A. McIntosh Reid, also Prominent Men of Tasmania.

Tasmania at Home. Including a description of the leading towns; History of Tasmania by Clive Lord, and Tasmania to-day, by A. McIntosh Reid, also Prominent Men of Tasmania.

By: LYNCH, Edward.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Hobart, Author: [1926]

Seller ID: 4834


Small 8vo. 192pp, illustrated, many advertisements (some also illustrated). Original blue cloth, short title - "Tasmania at Home" The Land of Opportunity (with outline map of the island) - in gilt on upper board; hand-written title label on spine (now fraying a little at the edges). A few tiny patches of silverfishing on front endpapers, otherwise a very good clean copy. ***For the tourist (and, perhaps, prospective immigrant). View more info

Image for Among the Carrion Crows.

Among the Carrion Crows.

By: LYONS, Dame Enid.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Rigby: 1972

Seller ID: 4835


First edition. 184pp, illustrated. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper (spine quite faded). Very good. View more info

Image for Macfarlane's History of North East Tasmania.

Macfarlane's History of North East Tasmania.

By: Macfarlane, W.H. (edited by John Beswick).

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Scottsdale, Tas, North Eastern Advertiser: 2007

Seller ID: 36281


#43 of 100 copies thus (limitation label under frontis). Large 8vo. 256pp, illustrated. Case-bound in full leather with coloured portrait of the author mounted on the upper board, gilt titles, with a cloth-covered slipcase (blurb text mounted on the lower panel). A fine clean copy. ISBN 0646471961 ***The Rev. W.H. Macfarlane (1884-1963) wrote numerous articles, for a variety of publications, on the history of this region. This book brings them together for the first time. View more info

The Van Diemen's Land Warriors. With an essay on Matthew Brady.

By: MACKANESS, George (ed).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dubbo, Review Publications: 1979

Seller ID: 6950


Australian Historical Monographs, reprint series. 22pp essay, illustrations; 32pp text of the poem, with facsimile of original title-page. Stapled in stiff green wrappers. A very good clean copy. ***Published in Hobart Town 1827 as 'The Van Diemen's Land Warriors, or The Heroes of Cornwall; a satire in three cantos' by Pindar Juvenal - an anonymous satire on the military's attempts to capture the notorious bushranger Matthew Brady (although the events of the poem are apparently fictitious - and it was published more than a year after Brady's execution). The book was suppressed as libellous a... View more info

Image for Low Head to Launceston: the earliest reports of Port Dalrymple and the Tamar.

Low Head to Launceston: the earliest reports of Port Dalrymple and the Tamar.

By: MacKNIGHT, C.C.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Launceston, Historical Survey of Northern Tasmania (Karuda Press): 1998

Seller ID: 5996


(HSNT no 3.) Small 8vo. 114pp, 10 charts & illustrations. Cloth with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ***The reports of Flinders & Bass, Freycinet & Faure, Collins, Clarke & Brown, and Paterson - between 1798 and 1804. View more info

Image for Australiana. Thoughts on Convict Management, and other subjects connected with the Australian Penal Colonies [bound with the Supplement...].

Australiana. Thoughts on Convict Management, and other subjects connected with the Australian Penal Colonies [bound with the Supplement...].

By: MACONOCHIE, Alexander.

Price: $1,650.00

Publisher: London, John W. Parker: 1839

Seller ID: 19941


First edition, London issue. Ferguson 2796. [vi], viii, [ii], errata slip, 222pp. The sheets printed by J.C. Macdougall, Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, with a cancelled title and contents pages (conjugate leaves), printer's colophon on verso of title-page. [Bound with] Supplement to Thoughts on Convict Management. Hobart: J.C. Macdougall, 1839. Ferguson 2797. 16pp, including title-page/cover (verso blank), last page blank. John W. Parker's 'select list of books' bound in at the rear (24pp). Contemporary half dark blue leather and cloth sides, gilt rules and lettering on the spine; the spine f... View more info