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Image for A Journey from Sydney to the Australian Alps undertaken in the months of January, February and March, 1834.

A Journey from Sydney to the Australian Alps undertaken in the months of January, February and March, 1834.

By: LHOTSKY, Dr John (edited by Alan E.J. Andrews).

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 1979

Seller ID: 36098


#500 of 500 copies, signed by the editor. 280pp, 2 folding maps. Brown buckram with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0908528000 *** The first Blubber Head Press title. View more info

Image for A Mortal Flame : Marie Bjelke Petersen, Australian Romance Writer, 1874-1969.

A Mortal Flame : Marie Bjelke Petersen, Australian Romance Writer, 1874-1969.

By: Bjelke Petersen, Marie: ALEXANDER, Alison.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 1994

Seller ID: 4381


xii, 276pp, 55 illustrations, bibliography, index. Soft covers. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0 908528 25 6 View more info

Image for A Salute to Watercolour.

A Salute to Watercolour.

By: ANGUS, Max.

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 1996

Seller ID: 4384


1000 copies, signed by Max Angus. Square 4to. 132pp, 51 colour plates, pictorial endpapers. Blue cloth with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0908528280 ***The first part is a survey of the medium of watercolour, from its origins in Europe, through its flowering in England in the 18th & 19th centuries, to its role in the topographical recording of Australian colonies. The second part (to some extent autobiographical, with many examples of the author's own work), discusses the medium in modern Australia. View more info

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An Imperial Disaster: the wreck of George the Third.

By: ROE, Michael.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 2006

Seller ID: 20723


750 copies; x, 294pp, coloured frontis, b&w illus. Cloth with pictorial dustwrapper. Fine (new). ISBN 0908528329 ***On 12 April 1835 the convict transport George the Third, with a cargo of over 200 prisoners, entered D’Entrecasteaux Channel in Van Diemen’s Land after a four-month voyage from England. That night it struck a submerged rock and became a total wreck. The death toll was 133, all but six of whom were convicts. Almost half the convicts who died were in hospital suffering scurvy, and had little chance of escape from the rapid flooding of the ship’s lower reache... View more info

An Imperial Disaster: the wreck of George the Third.

By: ROE, Michael.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 2006

Seller ID: 24759


750 copies; x, 294pp, coloured frontis, b&w illus. Cloth with pictorial dustwrapper. A second-hand copy in very good, clean condition. ISBN 0908528329 ***On 12 April 1835 wreck of the convict transport George the Third, with loss of 133 persons, all but six of whom were convicts. View more info

Image for Backhouse and Walker: a Quaker view of the Australian colonies, 1832-1838.

Backhouse and Walker: a Quaker view of the Australian colonies, 1832-1838.

By: OATS, William Nicolle.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press and Australian Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends: 1981

Seller ID: 4918


76pp, illustrated. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0908528094 ***includes a chapter on the Aborigines. View more info

Image for Captain Robinson : the reminiscences of a Tasmanian Master Mariner, James William Robinson 1824-1906.

Captain Robinson : the reminiscences of a Tasmanian Master Mariner, James William Robinson 1824-1906.

By: Robinson, James William (edited by Michael Nash).

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 2009

Seller ID: 26088


A limited edition of 500 numbered copies. 240x165mm. x, 178pp, frontis portrait, colour and b&w illustrations. Case-bound with dustwrapper. Fine (new). ISBN 0908528345 ***Written in retirement in 1904, Robinson's ‘tough account of a rough life’ has never before been published. The Captain worked mainly in the pelagic whaling industry out of Hobart, but also carried a variety of cargoes to all the Australasian colonies, Singapore and the Dutch East Indies, and to gold-rush California. He undertook the only Australian sealing voyage to subantarctic Heard Island, and collected gua... View more info

Image for Down Wapping : Hobart's vanished Wapping and Old Wharf districts.

Down Wapping : Hobart's vanished Wapping and Old Wharf districts.

By: WAPPING History Group.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 1988

Seller ID: 31134


First edition. xviii, 252pp, 80 illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper (spine faded). A very good clean copy. ISBN 0908528175 View more info

Image for Down Wapping: Hobart's vanished Wapping and Old Wharf districts.

Down Wapping: Hobart's vanished Wapping and Old Wharf districts.

By: WAPPING History Group.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 1994

Seller ID: 5163


Reprint, with corrections and a new map. 8vo. xviii, 252pp, 80 illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Soft covers. A very good to fine clean copy. ISBN 0908528264 View more info

Image for Down Wapping: Hobart's vanished Wapping and Old Wharf districts.

Down Wapping: Hobart's vanished Wapping and Old Wharf districts.

By: WAPPING History Group.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 1994

Seller ID: 25625


Reprint, with corrections and a new map. 8vo. xviii, 252pp, 80 illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Soft covers; spine a little faded. Owner's bookplate on half-title. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0908528264 View more info

Image for Hume and Hovell 1824.

Hume and Hovell 1824.

By: ANDREWS, Alan E.J. (ed)

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 1981

Seller ID: 36097


#3 of 750 numbered copies, signed by the editor. 390pp, illustrations, numerous maps (one folding). Navy blue buckram with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. View more info

Image for Jorgen Jorgenson and the Aborigines of Van Diemen's Land. Being a reconstruction of his 'lost' book on their customs and habits, and on his role in the Roving Parties and the Black Line.

Jorgen Jorgenson and the Aborigines of Van Diemen's Land. Being a reconstruction of his 'lost' book on their customs and habits, and on his role in the Roving Parties and the Black Line.

By: PLOMLEY, N.J.B. (ed)

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 1991

Seller ID: 4341


1000 copies. 164pp, coloured frontis, 10 illustrations, folding coloured map (Military operations against the Aboriginal inhabitants of VDL) at rear. Blue linen with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0908528221 ***The imminent publication of a work entitled 'A Narrative of the Habits, Manners and Customs of the Aborigines of Van Diemen's Land', by Jorgen Jorgenson - the Danish adventurer/writer/convict, reputed sometime 'King' of Iceland etc etc - was announced in the Hobart Town press in 1837. The book never appeared, and this is the first publication of his incomplete manuscript which th... View more info

Image for Kennedy: the Barcoo and beyond 1847. The journals of Edmund Besley Court Kennedy and Alfred Allaston Turner, with new information on Kennedy's life.

Kennedy: the Barcoo and beyond 1847. The journals of Edmund Besley Court Kennedy and Alfred Allaston Turner, with new information on Kennedy's life.

By: BEALE, Edgar

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 1983

Seller ID: 5457


750 numbered and signed copies. 292pp, illustrations, maps. Lettered cloth with pictorial glassine dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0 908528 11 6 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 Louisa Anne Meredith: a tigress in exile.

Louisa Anne Meredith: a tigress in exile.

By: RAE ELLIS, Vivienne.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 1979

Seller ID: 22390


First edition. 276pp, 26 illustrations (four in colour). Dark green cloth, embossed in gilt with the LAM crest and floral decorations (in imitation of her 'Bush Friends' covers), with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0908528019 View more info

Image for Mr Punch in Tasmania: colonial politics in cartoons, 1866-1879.

Mr Punch in Tasmania: colonial politics in cartoons, 1866-1879.

By: CRAIG, Clifford.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Hobart,, Blubber Head Press: 1980

Seller ID: 5951


#95 of 375 numbered copies, signed by the author. Demy 4to. 312pp, full-page illustrations (the cartoons). Maroon buckram, gilt Mr Punch device on the upper board, with the dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0908528051 ***From the six distinct Punch magazines published in Tasmania. View more info

Mr Punch in Tasmania: colonial politics in cartoons, 1866-1879.

By: CRAIG, Clifford.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Hobart,, Blubber Head Press: 1980

Seller ID: 10843


#128 of 375 numbered & signed copies. 4to. 312pp, full-page illustrations (the cartoons). Maroon buckram, gilt Punch device on the upper board, with dustwrapper (some slight fading to spine and head of rear panel). A little pale spotting on the top edges, otherwise clean and in very good condition. ISBN 0908528051 ***From the six distinct Punch magazines published in Tasmania. View more info

Image for Pioneers of Tasmania's West Coast.

Pioneers of Tasmania's West Coast.

By: BINKS, C.J.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 1988

Seller ID: 23845


190pp, 73 illustrations, 9 maps. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. 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 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: $125.00

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 Search for the Tasmanian Tiger.

Search for the Tasmanian Tiger.

By: BERESFORD, Quentin & Garry Bailey.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 1981

Seller ID: 11669


Square 8vo. 54pp, black & white and colour illustrations. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. ISBN 090852806X View more info

Image for Shannon Rise Revisited : a story of Tasmanian angling folklore.

Shannon Rise Revisited : a story of Tasmanian angling folklore.

By: TAYLOR, Harvey J.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 1994

Seller ID: 22808


ix, 68pp, black & white photographs. Soft covers. Fine (unused). ISBN 0908528272 View more info

Image for Simpkinson de Wesselow : landscape painter in Van Diemen's Land and the Port Phillip District, 1844-1848.

Simpkinson de Wesselow : landscape painter in Van Diemen's Land and the Port Phillip District, 1844-1848.

By: ANGUS, Max

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 1984

Seller ID: 4385


#561 of 1000 numbered copies, signed by the author. Square 4to. 192pp, 61 full-page colour plates (one a folding panorama) and full illustrated catalogue of the artist's 217 known works (small b&w images). Blue cloth, gilt device on the upper board, with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0908528132 View more info

Image for Stapylton: with Major Mitchell's Australia Felix expedition 1836.

Stapylton: with Major Mitchell's Australia Felix expedition 1836.

By: ANDREWS, Alan E.J. (ed)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 1986

Seller ID: 25439


1000 numbered and signed copies. 296pp, illustrations, maps. Blue linen, gilt decoration and titles, with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0908528140 ***The previously unpublished journal of Mitchell's second-in-command, with commentary. View more info

Image for The Baudin Expedition and the Tasmanian Aborigines, 1802.

The Baudin Expedition and the Tasmanian Aborigines, 1802.

By: PLOMLEY, N.J.B.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 1983

Seller ID: 33551


#135 of 1000 numbered and signed copies. First (only) edition. 4to. 246pp, 18 full colour and 11 b&w plates, 5 maps. Brown gilt-stamped buckram with full colour illustrated dustwrapper (spine faded, as often, now in protective sleeve). A very good clean copy. View more info

Image for The Convict Probation System, Van Diemen's Land 1839-1854.  A study of the probation system of convict discipline; with C.J. La Trobe's 1847 report on its operation, and the 1845 report of James Boyd on the probation station at Darlington, Maria Island.

The Convict Probation System, Van Diemen's Land 1839-1854. A study of the probation system of convict discipline; with C.J. La Trobe's 1847 report on its operation, and the 1845 report of James Boyd on the probation station at Darlington, Maria Island.

By: BRAND, Ian (edited by M.N. Sprod).

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 1990

Seller ID: 4446


1000 copies. 8vo; viii, 284pp, frontis, 21 illus/plans, map. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0908528205 ***Includes the supressed sections of La Trobe's report, dealing with homosexuality and the dismissal of a number of senior officials; and the regulations for the probation system. 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

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

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

By: SPROD, Dan.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 2001

Seller ID: 12418


1000 copies, case-bound in buckram, with illustrated dustwrapper. 240x176mm. xiv, 718pp, 9 colour & 56 b/w illustrations, 5 maps. A fine clean copy ISBN 0908528299 ***Includes the full text of Jorgenson's hitherto unpublished account of the 'revolution' in Iceland in 1809, in which he was briefly installed as 'Protector' - and which was the source of the name by which he is known to Tasmania history - the 'Convict King'. Jorgenson's adventurous life - and his often unreliable accounting of it - are examined in meticulous detail. 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 sloop Norfolk, which established beyond doubt the existence of Bass Strait and that Van Diemen’s Land was an island - ha... 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: $35.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 2009

Seller ID: 27048


750 copies only. Large 8vo. x, 256pp; frontis portraits, 12pp b&w illustrations, 3 charts folded in pocket at end. Case-bound in blue cloth, with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. 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 sloop Norfolk, which established beyond doubt the existence of Bass Strait and that Van Diemen’s Land was an island - has been overlooked to the extent that no... View more info

Image for William Sorell in Van Diemen's Land : Lieutenant-Governor 1817-1824. A Golden Age?

William Sorell in Van Diemen's Land : Lieutenant-Governor 1817-1824. A Golden Age?

By: Mickleborough, Leonie.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 2004

Seller ID: 17601


viii, 168pp, frontis & 8pp illus. Soft covers. Fine (new). ISBN 0908528310 ***The first in-depth examination of the administration of Tasmania's third governor, which tests the claim of Sorell's contemporary supporters that he presided over the ‘Golden Age’ of Van Diemen's Land and assesses his character, both public and private. View more info