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Image for A Naturalist In Tasmania.

A Naturalist In Tasmania.

By: SMITH, Geoffrey.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1909

Seller ID: 19882


First edition. 152pp, 35 figures (frontis, 20 plates and text illustrations), folding coloured map at rear, 16pp publisher's list; errata slip. Original green cloth, spine dulled and a little rubbed. Top edges gilt, the others uncut and somewhat yellowed. Offsetting on the endpapers, owner's name (contemporary). A good to very good clean copy. ***An account of a six-month study tour of Tasmania in 1907-08, to study especially the freshwater life of the island. The introduction includes some discussion of the Tasmanian Aborigines, with a Beattie portrait of William Lanne, and a photograph compa... View more info

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Angling in Australia and elsewhere.

By: JOSELAND, Howard.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Launceston, Stevens Publishing: 2002

Seller ID: 17280


#47 of 200 copies. Facsimile reprint. 8vo. 128pp, 3 tipped-in coloured plates, other b&w illustrations. Printed on archival paper and bound in full deep green morocco, title and decoration stamped in black on upper board and spine. A fine clean copy. ***Originally published by Art in Australia in 1921; the first book written in Australia to focus on fly-fishing. View more info

Image for Australia in the War of 1939-1945 : Series 1 (Army). Complete in seven volumes.

Australia in the War of 1939-1945 : Series 1 (Army). Complete in seven volumes.

By: World War II:

Price: $220.00

Publisher: Canberra, Australian War Memorial: 1952-1977.

Seller ID: 27619


Series 1 (Army) complete in seven volumes. [I] To Benghazi, by Gavin Long (reprinted with corrections 1961). [II] Greece, Crete and Syria, by Gavin Long (reprinted 1962). [III] Tobruk and El Alamein, by Barton Maughan (1966). [IV] The Japanese Thrust, by Lionel Wigmore (reprinted 1968). [V] South-West Pacific Area - First Year, by Dudley McCarthy (reprinted 1962). [VI] The New Guinea Offensives, by David Dexter (reprinted 1968). [VII] The Final Campaigns, by Gavin Long (1963). Case-bound in red buckram, with dustwrappers. The volumes have some light spotting on the top edges, and less so on th... View more info

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Blossom: a fairy story.

By: OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: London, A. & C. Black: 1928

Seller ID: 35849


First edition. 4to. 94pp, [2]pp publisher's adverts; 8 coloured plates (one as frontis), 8 b&w plates, b&w text illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Cloth-backed papered boards, spine lettered in gilt, paper titled illustration laid into the upper board; the extremities a trifle rubbed, now in clear protective wrapper. The b&w plate at p45 has evidently been loose at one time and tipped back in, with slight creasing to its edges, a short clean tear and the head edge and a longer one at the foot margin closed with small pieces of clear archival tape. There is some light foxing throughout, a litt... View more info

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Fairyland.

By: OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul (illustrator); with verses by Annie R. Rentoul and stories by Grenbry Outhwaite & Annie R. Rentoul.

Price: $3,250.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Ramsay Publishing: 1926

Seller ID: 35558


Deluxe edition. #603 of 1000 numbered copies, signed by the artist. Folio. [ii], 166pp, coloured frontis, 18 coloured plates with lettered tissue guards, 32 b&w plates - all tipped-in - numerous text illustrations, pictorial endpapers; list of subscribers at the rear. Original blue cloth, decorated in gilt; corners and head and tail of spine rubbed, two faint water stains to the upper board. Top edges gilt. Endpapers with a few light marks; a faint water stain, becoming fainter, at top fore-corner of pp49-70 (includes three of the leaves on which coloured plates are mounted, and two of the b&w... View more info

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Helen Ogilvie : wood engravings.

By: Brindabella Press: OGILVIE, Helen.

Price: $485.00

Publisher: Canberra, Brindabella Press [Officina Brindabella]: 1995

Seller ID: 8206


#88 of 200 numbered copies signed by the printer. Edited and with an Introduction by Helen Maxwell. xii, [40]pp. 20 engravings with titles and commentary by the artists on facing page. Decorated half-title and title, tipped-in photographic frontis. Quarter leather, papered boards with printed title label on front panel. Hand printed and bound. The papered boards a little faded, uniformly, otherwise a fine clean copy. ***The 27th publication of Alec Bolton's Brindabella Press / Officina Brindabella (the latter title used between 1985 and 1992). View more info

Image for Historical Records of Australia [complete set of the original issue in 33 volumes].

Historical Records of Australia [complete set of the original issue in 33 volumes].

By: Historical Records of Australia : edited by Frederick Watson.

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: Canberra, Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament: 1914-25.

Seller ID: 35874


Series I: Governors' Despatches to and from England (26 volumes, 1914-25). Series III: Despatches and Papers relating to the Settlement of the States (6 volumes, 1921-23). Series IV: Legal papers (1 volume, 1922). 33 volumes in total, all published (at the time, see note re Series III below). The projected Series II was never issued. This set is uniformly bound in blue cloth with gilt titles and rules on the spines - the later binding (1970s) using, for most volumes, the original sheets (a few volumes were reprinted in 1971). A very good clean set. ***Series III was resumed in 1997 with the pu... View more info

Image for My Home in Tasmania; or, Nine Years in Australia.

My Home in Tasmania; or, Nine Years in Australia.

By: MEREDITH, Mrs. Charles.

Price: $265.00

Publisher: New York, Bunce and Brother: 1853

Seller ID: 36019


First US edition, in one volume. 8vo. xii (last blank), 13-370pp, [8] (publisher's advertisments), frontispiece and 5 other engraved plates. Original dark blue cloth, decorated in blind and lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board; the spine (cloth) rather faded, corners slightly rubbed. All edges tinted blue. A crude repair to the fore-margin of pp 81/82 has obscured some letters at the end of the lines on the former. A few light spots of foxing. Owner's bookplate and bookseller's small ink stamp on front endpapers. A good to very good clean copy. ***Ferguson 12507. View more info

Image for Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land. Vol I. Part III.

Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land. Vol I. Part III.

By: Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Hobart Town, Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land: January,1851

Seller ID: 35981


Papers XII–XXIV, Proceedings, Miscellanea, Index; pp187-344, [2] (printer's colophon, verso blank); folding table, Plates IX-VIII, double-page Plate XIX at pp258-59, [4]pp (title-page and Contents list for Volume I), [8]pp lists of Officers, Fellows and Honorary Members of the Society. Stab-sewn with titled wrappers drawn on, as issued. A little loss from foot of spine, small silverfish hole in head margin of the front wrapper; the corners of the first few leaves a trifle curled. A good clean copy. ***See Ferguson 5155 (Vol I, Part I only). Includes several contributions by the Lt-Govern... View more info

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Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land. Vol II. Part I. January 1852

By: Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land:

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Hobart Town, Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land: 1852

Seller ID: 30716


200pp, two folding tables. Papers I-XII, Proceedings, Miscellanea. Stab-sewn with the original printed wrappers drawn on, as issued. A few pages have had their top corners folded over (as place-markers it seems). A very good copy. ***Papers include: 'On the Introduction of Salmon into the Rivers of Tasmania: correspondence' (pp40-7), 'On the Strength and Durability, and Value of the Blue Gum of Tasmania...', by Jas. Mitchell (pp121-37, two tables, one folding);papers on the cultivation of turnips, potatoes, flax and rye grass; and R.C. Gunn's 'A List of the Mammals indigenous to Tasmania' (pp7... View more info

Image for Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land. Volume I. Part I. Reports on the Coal Basins of Van Diemen's Land.

Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land. Volume I. Part I. Reports on the Coal Basins of Van Diemen's Land.

By: Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land: Joseph Milligan.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Hobart Town, James Barnard, Government Printer: May,1849

Seller ID: 12642


82pp (last blank), 6 folding hand-coloured geological sections/plans. Original titled wrappers, slight loss at head of spine. A very good clean copy, ***Ferguson 5155. Four papers by Joseph Milligan, read before the Society 1848-49: Schouten Island; Whale's Head and South Cape; Fingal and East Coast; Jerusalem and Richmond. The first issue of the Society's papers under this title: previously three volumes of the Tasmanian Journal of Natural Science had been issued 1842-49. View more info

Image for Something to Someone : poems.

Something to Someone : poems.

By: Brindabella Press: AUCHTERLONIE, Dorothy [Dorothy Green].

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Canberra, Brindabella Press [Officina Brindabella]: 1983

Seller ID: 16015


#97 of 230 copies. Wood engraved frontis by Michael McCurdy. Hand-set and -printed. 8vo. 36pp. Quarter bound in contrasting buckrams by the Dove Bindery. A fine clean copy. The publisher's prospectus loosely inserted. ***The 14th publication of Alec Bolton's Brindabella Press / Officina Brindabella (the latter title used between 1985 and 1992). View more info

Image for Starting from Central Station : a sequence of poems.

Starting from Central Station : a sequence of poems.

By: Brindabella Press: CAMPBELL, David.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Canberra, Brindabella Press [Officina Brindabella]: 1973

Seller ID: 23241


Illustrated by William Huff-Johnston. #111 of 220 copies, signed by David Campbell. [20]pp. Soft covers, pamphlet-sewn, title-label mounted on the upper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 090942201X ***The first book from Alec Bolton's Brindabella Press / Officina Brindabella; although it was preceded by Rosemary Dobson's 'Three Poems on Water-Springs', a folder in two colours described by Bolton as an 'apprentice piece'. View more info

Image for Stone on Stone : a pioneer family saga.

Stone on Stone : a pioneer family saga.

By: YEATES, Neil.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Woolgoolga, Author: nd

Seller ID: 35976


4to. 200pp, illustrated. Soft covers. ISBN 090922806X ***John & Martha Yeates, who arrived in South Australia in 1839, later moving to north Queensland, and their descendants. View more info

Image for Tasmania (Australia) / Tasmania for Tourists  [cover & drop titles].

Tasmania (Australia) / Tasmania for Tourists [cover & drop titles].

By: Tourism:

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Hobart, Tasmanian Government Tourist Bureau: [1934]

Seller ID: 30184


Oblong 8vo. 40pp (4pp text and 36 full-page sepia-toned photographs). Stapled in pictorial wrappers, with map on the back cover. A couple of leaves have one or two tiny silverfish holes to the edges, otherwise a good to very good clean copy. ***Photographs by many well-known Tasmanian photographers: Beattie, Spurling, Emmett, Smithies, Thomas, Breaden, Winter, Sheppard et al. Scenes of towns and natural attractions from all around the island (and King & Flinders islands). Less common scenes include the government guest house at Interlaken, Mount Misery at Port Davey, Frenchman's Cap from the [... View more info

Image for The Aborigines of Tasmania.

The Aborigines of Tasmania.

By: ROTH, H. Ling

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Hobart, Fuller's Bookshop: nd [1973]

Seller ID: 35900


Facsimile of the preferred second edition (published in Halifax, 1899, revised and enlarged from the 1890 edition; the print-runs were 200 and 225 copies respectively). Small 4to. xx, 228, ciii pp, frontispiece, 31 black & white plates (one folding), large folding 2-colour map at rear. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. The wrapper - printed on much-too-light paper - is in unusually nice condition; no tears and only a trifle sunned on the spine, and now in a protective sleeve. A fine clean copy. View more info

Image for The Desert Column : leaves from the diary of an Australian trooper in Gallipoli, Sinai, and Palestine.

The Desert Column : leaves from the diary of an Australian trooper in Gallipoli, Sinai, and Palestine.

By: IDRIESS, Ion L.

Price: $220.00

Publisher: Sydney, Angus & Robertson: August1932

Seller ID: 22122


Third impression. Foreword by General Sir Harry Chauvel. Small 8vo. viii, [ii], 388, [2]pp; 24pp publisher's catalogue; endpaper sketch maps. Original canvas cloth, title and rules in red; extremities a little rubbed. Endpapers foxed, edges yellowed, a 5mm round stain on the fore-edges of the first 60pp, extending slightly into the fore-margins; otherwise a good clean copy. View more info

Image for The Enchanted Forest.

The Enchanted Forest.

By: OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul & Grenby Outhwaite.

Price: $1,650.00

Publisher: London, A. & C. Black: 1925

Seller ID: 35848


Second trade edition. 4to. viii, 94pp (last blank), [2]pp publisher's adverts; 16 tipped-in colour plates (one as frontis), 15 b&w plates, title vignette and 3 other b&w text illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Original blue-grey cloth, spine lettered in blue, an IRO illustration stamped into the upper board, with the dustwrapper (a few tiny chips at the extremities, now in protective sleeve). Very short clean tear at foot of title. A very good clean copy. ***Muir 5597. View more info

Image for The Fortieth : a record of the 40th Battalion A.I.F.

The Fortieth : a record of the 40th Battalion A.I.F.

By: GREEN, F.C.

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Perth, WA, [John Burridge Military Antiques: , 1980s?]

Seller ID: 5274


With a Foreword by John Monash. Facsimile reprint (with no publication details). 248pp, frontis portrait, 12 full-page maps at rear. Maroon cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and upper board. A fine clean copy. ***First published in 1922 by the 40th Battalion Association in Hobart, 1922. The original edition is scarce - as indeed is this reprint. View more info

Image for The Idyll Wheel : cycle of a year at Bunyah, New South Wales, April 1986 - April 1987.

The Idyll Wheel : cycle of a year at Bunyah, New South Wales, April 1986 - April 1987.

By: Brindabella Press: MURRAY, Les A.

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Canberra, Officina Brindabella [Brindabella Press]: 1989

Seller ID: 35990


Wood engravings by Rosalind Atkins. #110 of 290 copies signed by Murray. 4to. [36]pp. Hand-bound in leather-backed cloth boards with illustrated title label on the upper, in clear dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. *** The 21st publication of Alec Bolton's Brindabella Press / Officina Brindabella (the latter title used between 1985 and 1992). View more info

Image for The Life, Diaries and Correspondence of Jane Lady Franklin 1792-1875.

The Life, Diaries and Correspondence of Jane Lady Franklin 1792-1875.

By: RAWNSLEY, Willingham Franklin (ed).

Price: $300.00

Publisher: London, Erskine MacDonald: 1923

Seller ID: 36001


First edition. 242pp, frontis portrait, 12 plates, folding map (NW Passage). Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt (no dustwrapper). Offsetting on the endpapers, some foxing to early and late pages otherwise a very good clean copy. View more info

Image for The Story of the Twelfth : a record of the 12th Battalion A.I.F. during the Great War of 1914-1918.

The Story of the Twelfth : a record of the 12th Battalion A.I.F. during the Great War of 1914-1918.

By: NEWTON, L.M.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Hobart, J. Walch & Sons (for the 12th Battalion Association): 1925

Seller ID: 11789


First edition. 8vo. vi, 508pp, illustrated, 12 folding maps on tissue at rear. Original quarter-binding in cloth of blue spine and white boards, author and title blocked on the upper board in blue and the spine in gilt; spine sunned. Front hinge neatly reinforced with Japanese tissue. Edges and endpapers with a little pale spotting, very clean inside and the maps in good clean condition with minimal misfolding. A very good (repaired) copy of a book usually found in a poor state (i.e. Tasmania). View more info

Image for The Van Diemen's Land Warriors, or The Heroes of Cornwall; a satire in three cantos.

The Van Diemen's Land Warriors, or The Heroes of Cornwall; a satire in three cantos.

By: JUVENAL, Pindar (pseud.)

Price: $425.00

Publisher: Katoomba (NSW), The Wayzgoose Press: 1989

Seller ID: 35983


Illustrated by Mike Hudson, with an introduction by Peter Emmett. xiv, 48pp (last few blank). First published in 1827 by Andrew Bent, Hobart Town (see Ferguson 1157). 50 copies only, nos 1 & 2 being designer bindings, 3-45 cloth bound in slipcase, and 47-50 reserved in sheets for individual binders. This is #42, bound full canvas cloth, lettered in brown on the spine, pistol decoration on the upper board, with the slipcase. A collaboration between Mike Hudson and Jadwiga Jarvis: linocuts and design by Hudson, the text hand set by Jarvis, and printed by them on a Mohawk Letterpress paper, usin... View more info

Image for Trout and Fly in Tasmania.

Trout and Fly in Tasmania.

By: WIGRAM, R.H.

Price: $650.00

Publisher: Sydney, Angus & Robertson: 1938

Seller ID: 34605


First edition. Small 8vo. xii, 96pp, frontis, 7 illustrations. Original green cloth, lettered and ruled in black with the scarce dustwrapper. The cloth is uniformly bright and only a trifle rubbed along the edges; the page edges yellowed, minor crease to lower corner of pp73-74 and adjacent plate (well away from image). The wrapper is dulled, with some light damp staining down the spine; 1cm piece missing from head of spine and small chips from the corners, small (tape?) scuff just under front title; now in protective sleeve. A very good copy in a good only wrapper. View more info

Image for Union Line of Steamers : Tourists' Guide to Tasmania.

Union Line of Steamers : Tourists' Guide to Tasmania.

By: MORTON, C.E. (ed).

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Hobart, Union Steam Ship Co of NZ: 1899

Seller ID: 19129


Second edition. Small 8vo. 124pp (pp89-124 adverts), folding map (Tasmania, showing principal tourist routes), 32 b&w plates (J.W. Beattie images). Staple-bound in the original stiff boards covered in red cloth with gilt-embossed decoration on the upper board; the cloth slight silverfishing, spine and upper board a little faded. Tiny nick from head of map at one of the folds, blob of foxing on one of the early advertising leaves, otherwise internally in excellent condition. A very good clean copy. *** Ferguson 17509. View more info

Image for Walch's Literary Intelligencer, and General Advertiser : three issues from 1859, 1862 & 1863.

Walch's Literary Intelligencer, and General Advertiser : three issues from 1859, 1862 & 1863.

By: Walch:

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Hobart Town, J. Walch & Sons: 1859-1863

Seller ID: 36020


Three issues: Vol I, no 5 (pp57-72), October 1859; Vol III, no 34 (pp119-34), February 1862 & Vol V, no 54 (pp45-60), October 1863. Old staples, then bound in faux leather with plain endpapers: the work of bibliophile Peter Benson Walker whose bookplate is on the front paste-down. A little foxing and some slight damage to the last few leaves of the first issue. ***Issued monthly. Each of the issues bears the name of James Backhouse Walker at the head of the first page, two in pencil and one in ink (this partly trimmed off). One of the advertisements in the 1862 issue announces the imminent pub... View more info

Image for Walch's Tasmanian Almanac and Guide to Tasmania for 1869...  Seventh year of publication.

Walch's Tasmanian Almanac and Guide to Tasmania for 1869... Seventh year of publication.

By: Walch & Sons:

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Hobart, J. Walch & Sons: 1869

Seller ID: 26501


Not in Ferguson (but see Ferg 18046 for the preliminary issue of 1862). Small 8vo. xvi, [1-25], 26-206, ii, 62pp (advertisements, pagination extends to the free endpaper), two coloured signals plates (Hobart and Launceston, tipped-in); endpapers printed with the publisher's advertisements. Original red cloth with title in gilt on the upper, blind rules; the spine sunned, extremities a little rubbed, small ink stain on the upper board, just above the gilt title; the cloth starting to split down the lower joint. Now with a new clear mylar dustwrapper. Slight offsetting to the endpapers, otherwis... View more info

Image for Walch's Tasmanian Almanac for 1877...  Fifteenth year of publication.

Walch's Tasmanian Almanac for 1877... Fifteenth year of publication.

By: Walch & Sons:

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Hobart, J. Walch & Sons: 1877

Seller ID: 27352


Not in Ferguson (but see Ferg 18046 for the preliminary issue of 1862). Small 8vo. xvi, [1-25], 26-230pp, ii, 70pp adverts; two hand-coloured signals plates. Original red cloth, spine a little dulled and rubbed; all edges sprinkled red. 'Attorney General's Office written across the head margin of the title-page (which accounts for a few names crossed out in the legal lists). A very good clean copy. View more info