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BRITISH INDIA & QUEENSLAND AGENCY CO. LTD. Handbook Of Information For The Colonies And India, Issued By The British India & Queensland Agency Co. Ltd., Brisbane.1893-94.
Brisbane: Warwick & Sapsford, Printers, 1893..
8vo. pp. 152, xxvi (ads). 3 coloured maps (2 double-page), 15 plates (1 full-page tinted), & numerous text illus. 3 tipped-in ads. ads on endleaves. stiff cloth-backed illus. wrs. (wrs. creased, stained & detached, spine frayed, outer leaves embrowned). Sixth Edition (so noted on upper cover). See Ferguson 7424.
$154 USD                          Book Number: PITBRITI72                         Order / Enquire

ALEXANDER, Sir James Edw[ard] [1803-1885].
Bush Fighting. Illustrated By Remarkable Actions and Incidents Of The Maori War In New Zealand.
London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low And Searle, 1873..
8vo. pp. xv, [1], 326, [2] + 32(publisher's catalogue). folding coloured map of the north island, 14 plates & 3 text illus. original black & gilt-stamped cloth (recased, with new endpapers, cloth soiled, head of spine repaired, some fraying to extremities). First Edition. A continuation of Alexander's previously published Incidents of the Maori War. New Zealand. In 1860-61 (1863), carrying the account forward to 1866, when the service of the Imperial troops ended. Included are descriptions of the engagements at Rangiriri, Merimeri, Orakau, the Gate Pa, Nukumaru, Wereroa, &c., the Marire superstition, the escape of Maori prisoners in Wellington Harbour, &c. Bagnall 79. Hocken p. 282.
$649 USD                          Book Number: elala469                         Order / Enquire

ALLEN, Charles H[arris].
A Visit To Queensland And Her Goldfields.
London: Chapman And Hall, 1870..
8vo. pp. viii, 367, [1]. Untrimmed in original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (faint stamp on title & rear paste-down, bookplate removed, otherwise a nice bright copy). First Edition. The author resided for several months in 1869 in Queensland, during which time he visited the celebrated Goldfields of Gympie Creek not long after their discovery. He also inspected many of the lesser gold diggings and quartz reefs of Northern Queensland, and subsequently was able to compare them with some of the older and more developed goldfields of Victoria. Included are chapters on Sydney and the Blue Mountains, Brisbane and the Darling Downs, Rockhampton and the Fitzroy River, Gympie Goldfields, Quartz Reefs of Northern Queenland, Australian aborigines, Melbourne, Ballarat, Port Phillip Mining Company, Clunes, the potato district, emigration, New Zealand. The last four chapters describe the return journey to England via Panama, New York, Niagara and Quebec. Ferguson 5867. Bagnall 97.
$865 USD                          Book Number: PLEViALL65                         Order / Enquire

Kangaroo And Kauri Sketches And Anecdotes Of Australia And New Zealand.
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1894..
8vo. pp. 1 p.l., x, [2 leaves], 132. with half-title. 6 plates (incl. frontis.). original cloth (bit puckered in spots, stain to lower cover, internally very good). First Edition. Miscellaneous observations based on several years experience in the colonies, including chapters on immigration, sheep farming and wool-shearing, flora and fauna, kangaroo hunting, the expedition of Burke and Wills, manners and customs of the aborigines, &c. Ferguson 6137. Not in Bagnall or Hocken.
$231 USD                          Book Number: PTHngART83                         Order / Enquire

Minutes Of The First Conference.Begun In Sydney, On Thursday, 18th January, 1855.
Sydney: Printed By R.Barr, 1855..
12mo. pp. 102, [1 leaf], iii, [1]errata. Bound with the following: .Minutes Of The Second Conference.Melbourne.1856. 12mo. pp. 1 p.l., ii, [3]-58. Melbourne: Goodhugh & Hough, 1856. .Minutes Of Several Conversations Between The Ministers.At Their Third Annual Conference.Adelaide.1857. 12mo. pp. 1 p.l., ii, [3]-56. Melbourne: Goodhugh & Hough, 1857. .Minutes.Fourth Annual Conference.Hobart Town.1858. 12mo. pp. iv, 52. Hobart Town: Printed By William Pratt And Son, 1858. .Minutes.Fifth Annual Conference.Sydney.1859. 12mo. pp. iv, 64, [2]. Sydney: Welch, 1859. .Minutes.Sixth Annual Conference.Melbourne.1860. 12mo. pp. iv, 63, [1]. Melbourne: W.Fairfax And Co., 1860. .Minutes.Seventh Annual Conference.Sydney.1861. 12mo. pp. iv, 71, [1]. Sydney: D.L.Welch, 1861. .Minutes.Eighth Annual Conference.Adelaide.1862. 12mo. pp. iv, 66, [2]. Adelaide: Printed By J.T.Shawyer, 1862. .Minutes.Ninth Annual Conference.Hobart Town.1863. 12mo. pp. iv, 75, [1]. Hobart Town: Pratt And Son, 1863. .Minutes.Tenth Annual Conference.Melbourne.1864. 12mo. pp. iv, 86, [blank leaf]. Melbourne: Wesleyan Book Depot, 1864. .Minutes.Eleventh Annual Conference.Sydney.1865. 12mo. pp. iv, 91, [1]. Sydney: Wesleyan Book Depot, 1865. .Minutes.Twelfth Annual Conference.Adelaide.1866. 12mo. pp. iv, 97. Sydney: Wesleyan Book Depot, 1866. The twelve reports bound in 19th century half roan (worn, insect damage to upper front cover of second volume, some moderate browning throughout, 2 leaves torn in 7th report - pieces preserved but loose). The annual reports of the first twelve conferences of the Australasian Wesleyan Methodist Church. At the end of the reports are valuable lists of Wesleyan Methodist ministers and preachers with the years in which each commenced his ministry, as well as lists of native assistant ministers and native preachers on trial. Not in Ferguson, who, however, lists similar items including, the minutes of the first six conferences of the Wesleyan Methodist Church - Victoria and Tasmania, 1874-79 (18344).
$1409 USD                          Book Number: PSTnuAUS22                         Order / Enquire

BACKHOUSE, James [1794-1869].
A Narrative Of A Visit To The Australian Colonies.
London: Hamilton, Adams, And Co. & York: John L.Linney, 1843..
8vo. pp. xii, [2]plate list & errata, 560, cxliv. 3 folding engraveded maps by J.Wyld, 15 etched plates (1 folding), & 11 text illus. original blind-stamped cloth, recased (slight fraying to extremities, some foxing to plates, outer margin of folding plate slightly ragged). First Edition. Quaker missionaries James Backhouse and George Washington Walker spent six years in Australia investigating penal and Aboriginal establishments and natural history, 1832-38. They visited Van Diemen's Land, Norfolk Island, Moreton Bay, Port Macquarie, Wellington Valley, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth, and were encouraged and given free access in their investigations by Lieut.-Governor Arthur and Governor Bourke. Their important reports (some printed here in the Appendix) were sent to these administrators as well to the London Friends and the Colonial Office, and were used by reformers of prisons and Aboriginal settlements. Backhouse and Walker also distributed religious literature, urged the formation of non-sectarian charities, encouraged savings banks, benevolent and prison societies, established a Quaker meeting house in Hobart, inspected hospitals and recommended asylums and human treatment for the insane. Backhouse, who was a botanist, collected a valuable herbarium which he sent to Kew Gardens, and in recognition of his contribution to the knowledge of Australian vegetation, particularly of the inland species, the genus of a myrtaceous shrub was named Backhousia. Included among the plates, after drawings by Backhouse, is a notable depiction of a convict chain-gang. An essential source for the period, with much invaluable information on the subjects with which it deals. Ferguson 3558. Hocken 238. Bagnall 238. Smith I p. 156.
$1249 USD                          Book Number: elala668                         Order / Enquire

BADEN-POWELL, B[aden] F[letcher] S[myth] [1860-1937].
In Savage Isles And Settled Lands Malaysia, Australasia, And Polynesia 1888-1891.
London: Richard Bentley And Son, 1892..
8vo. pp. x, 438. with half-title. 2 maps (1 folding) & 9 plates (incl. frontis.), & 42 text illus. title in red & black. Untrimmed in original cloth, gilt vignette on upper cover (some soiling to cloth) First Edition. Chapters on Ceylon and India, Southern Australia, Queensland, Papua, New Guinea, Malaysia, Borneo, New Zealand, the Tonga or Friendly Islands, the Sandwich Islands, and San Francisco. Ferguson 14298 [vide POWELL].
$450 USD                          Book Number: PDESBADE34                         Order / Enquire

A Sketch Of New South Wales.
London: Smith, Elder And Co. 1845..
8vo. pp. iv, [2]136, [1 leaf], 24(ads). original blind-stamped cloth (head of spine frayed). First Edition. Ferguson 3980.
$410 USD                          Book Number: PLFSkBAL41                         Order / Enquire

BARKER, [Mary Anne (Stewart)], Lady [1831-1911].
Station Life In New Zealand. [At Head of Title: Macmillan's Colonial Library].
London: Macmillan And Co., 1886..
8vo. pp. xi, 238, [2]. original cloth (soiled & bit frayed, rear hinge cracked). First issued in 1870. Although a frontispiece is mentioned in the contents, none was ever issued in this 1886 edition, which was intended only for circulation to India and the British colonies. Bagnall 299. cfHocken p. 265.
$75 USD                          Book Number: elala2377                         Order / Enquire

BEAUVOIR, [Ludovic, Marquis de] [1846-1929].
Australie. Voyage Autour Du Monde.
Paris: E.Plon Et Cie., 1878..
12mo. pp. 2 p.l., iv, 363, [1]. with half-title. 12 plates (inc. frontis. portrait) & 2 folding coloured maps. modern cloth (some scattered foxing). Twelfth Edition. "The author reached Melbourne in 1866. He visited some of the Victorian towns and gold-fields, then toured in Tasmania and New South Wales, and passed to Malaya via the Barrier Reef and Torres Straits." (Ferguson) cfFerguson 6838f.
$205 USD                          Book Number: PAUstBEA80                         Order / Enquire

BENNETT, George [1804-1893].
Wanderings In New South Wales, Batavia, Pedir Coast, Singapore, And China; Being The Journal Of A Naturalist In Those Countries, During 1832, 1833, And 1834. 2 Volumes.
London: Richard Bentley, 1834..
8vo. pp. 2 p.l., [vii]-xv, [1]blank, 440, [1 leaf]note; vii, [1], 428. errata slip in each volume. lacking half-title in Vol. I. 2 aquatint frontis. by J.Clark after sketches by Bennett & Chinnery. several wood-engraved text illus. later half morocco, t.e.g. (foxing to plates & outer leaves, paper flaws in lower blank margin of few prelims). First Edition. Including descriptions of New Zealand flax and its manufacture in Sydney, colonial farms, small-pox epidemic among the aborigines, the kangaroo hunt, koalas, wombats, emus, and other Australian flora and fauna, leprosy, the opium trade, the museum at Macao, the Ungka ape, Chinese plantations, the cocoa-nut tree, &c. The two aquatint views show Bugong Mountain, and the Dutch and English portion of the European Factory at Canton. The author emigrated to Sydney in 1836, where he developed a successful medical practice and became a leading figure in the newly established Australian Museum (he was at various points first secretary, director, and superintendent), the Acclimatization Society, and the Zoological Society. His numerous achievements have led to his being characterized as "the greatest of the physician-naturalists of Australia". (Australian Dictionary of Biography) Abbey, Travel, 527. Bagnall 411. Casey Wood p. 231. Cordier 2112. Ferguson 1743. Hocken p. 55. Wellcome II p. 143 (Vol. I only).
$1400 USD                          Book Number: PNNndBEN96                         Order / Enquire

BEST, Elsdon.
Spiritual And Mental Concepts Of The Maori. (Dominion Museum Monograph No. 2).
Wellington: Dominion Museum, 1922..
8vo. pp. 43. 2 text illus. wrs. (wrs. chipped & detached, stain to upper outer corner of title). First Edition.
$50 USD                          Book Number: dola1098                         Order / Enquire

BISHOP, Captain Charles.
The Journal and Letters of.on the North-West Coast of America, in the Pacific and in New South Wales 1794-1799 Edited by Michael Roe.
Cambridge: Published for the Hakluyt Society At The University Press [Second Series: No. 131], 1967..
8vo. pp. lvi, 341, [1]. with half-title. frontis. & 5 maps (2 folding). original blind & gilt-stamped cloth. dw. (dw. little stained & chipped).
$103 USD                          Book Number: PSHeBISH59                         Order / Enquire

BONWICK, James [1817-1906].
Discovery And Settlement Of Port Phillip; Being A History Of The Country Now Called Victoria, Up To The Arrival Of Mr. Superintendent Latrobe, In October, 1839.Revised.By W.Westgarth.
Melbourne: Printed By Goodall & Demaine, Published for the Author, By George Robertson, 1856..
8vo. pp. 1 p.l., 142. folding lithographed map (frontis.). original cloth, rebacked in calf (extremities frayed, red cloth bit discoloured, light foxing to outer leaves). First Edition. Ferguson 7198.
$461 USD                          Book Number: PNWscBON16                         Order / Enquire

BONWICK, James [1817-1906].
Port Phillip Settlement.
London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1883..
8vo. pp. x, 537, [1], [2]ads. 4 4-page folding facsimile letters, 1 double-page facsimile of autographs, 1 folding coloured map, 1 4-page facsimile newspaper, & 30 lithographed plates after sketches by surveyor John Helder Wedge (incl. colour frontis.). original cloth (light spotting to frontis.). Inscribed from the Author "to Mr. & Mrs. Percival Beddow." First Edition. Ferguson 7252.
$923 USD                          Book Number: PNWrtBON51                         Order / Enquire

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