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The Convict Ship "Success": Official Catalogue; The Oldest Ship Afloat; Visited by over Twenty-one

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL, 1933

Seller ID: 020586

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's brown wrapper with staple binding. Front cover shows an illustration of a despondent man wearing an broad-arrow-patterned prison uniform leaning on the sill of a barred window looking out to the ocean. 5 7/8" x 8 5/8." Sixteen pages, complete. Three black and white plates, complete. One of the plates is a diagram by Stan Osborn that shows what tortures prisoners were subjected to while on board a convict ship. Back cover has an advertisement for a book called A Complete Illustrated History of the Convict Ship "Success" and an Interesting Insight on En... View more info

Pacific Rural Press. Vol. XLIII. No. 25. June 18, 1892.

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, The Dewey Publishing Company: 1892

Seller ID: 020457

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Original publisher's black and white wrapper with an illustration of an Australian prize-winning Shorthorn named Rose of Connaught Third. 11 1/4" x 15 3/4." Pages 565-584, complete. Black and white illustrations and advertisements throughout magazine, complete. Pages are very clean and intact except for some chipping at the spine and top edge of the first and last page. First and last pages are loose from the rest. The Pacific Rural Press was a major agricultural journal that was published between the mid-nineteenth century and early twentieth century. Many of the articles give ... View more info

Pacific Rural Press. Vol. XLIV. No. 1. July 2, 1892.

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, The Dewey Publishing Company: 1892

Seller ID: 020459

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Original publisher's black and white wrapper with a reprinted portrait of Professor E. W. Hilgard of the State University. 11 1/4" x 15 1/2." Pages 1-20, complete. Black and white illustrations and advertisements throughout magazine, complete. Pages are very clean and intact except for some chipping at the spine and a tear on the fore-edge measuring about 1" that barely affects text. The Pacific Rural Press was a major agricultural journal that was published between the mid-nineteenth century and early twentieth century. Many of the articles give information and advice on the... View more info

The Wasp News-Letter: A Weekly Journal of Illustration and Comment. Vol. LI. No. 12. March 23, 1929.

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, The Wasp Publishing Company: 1929

Seller ID: 020705

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Original publisher's orange wrapper. Reprinted black and white photograph on front cover shows a portrait of Rex B. Clark, commodore of the Pacific Yacht Club. 10 1/4" x 13 3/4." Twenty-three pages, complete. Black and white illustrations and advertisements throughout magazine, complete. Ex-library. "Dup California Section State Library" stamp in the top margin of the front cover. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. The Wasp magazine was political and satirical magazine that ran from 1876-1941. It underwent several name changes; The Wasp, The Illustrated Wasp, ... View more info

The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church According to the Use of the United Church of England and Ireland Together with the Psalter of Psalms of David Pointed as They are to be Sung or Said in Church and the Form and Manner of Making, Ordaining and Consecrating of Bishops, Priests and Deacons

By: Anonymous

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode: 1853

Seller ID: 13116

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Full contemporary black moroccan leather with raised bands and gilt lettering. Binding in fine condition with no wear.Some occasional light spotting in text. Signature of a Mrs. Mackintosh, Perth, Australia on front pastedown. All edges gilt. A very handsome book. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Unpaginated, but complete. View more info

Original Stereocard Photograph. "Picturesque View of Queenstown - Ireland"

By: Anonymous

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Littleton, NH, Kilburn Brothers: 1877

Seller ID: 11261

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Original Stereograph (7 x 3 1/2 inch) on pink board with rounded corners. Image of a church at the base of a hill overlooking the harbor. Queenstown was the name given to Cobh, Ireland after a visit by Queen Victoria in 1849 between the years 1849 and 1922. The port in Cork Harbor was the southern Irish center of the Irish diaspora with some 2 and half million leaving from the port between 1848 and 1950. It served as a major transatlantic port and last port of call from the British Isles and embarkation port for the British penal colonies such as Australia. It was the last port of call for the... View more info

Original Stereocard Photograph. "Sheep on the Range, Queensland, Australia."

By: Anonymous

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Meadville, PA, Keystone View Company:

Seller ID: 9174

Condition: Collectible-Fine


#15986 (589). Stereograph on gray board (7 x 3 1/2 inch) with commentary on the back side. View of a great drove of Merino sheep roaming at will on the natural pastorage. Nice clean copy. View more info

Original Stereocard Photograph: "Kangaroos in the Zoological Garden, Adelaide, Australia."

By: Anonymous

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Keystone View Company:

Seller ID: 8251

Condition: Collectible-Fine


3 1/4 x 7 inches. Numbered 588-15902 by the publisher. Shows around a dozen kangaroos in a pen with a park like setting. No date, but circa 1915. Two columns of text on the back about kangaroos and the National Park in Adeliade. View more info

Original Stereocard Photograph: "Federal Parliament Building, Melbourne, Australia"

By: Anonymous

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Keystone View Company:

Seller ID: 8249

Condition: Collectible-Fine


3 1/4 x 7 inches. Numbered 587-115908 by the publisher. Shows Parliament building in distance with people, a horse and a streetcar (but no automobiles) in front. No date, but circa 1910. Two columns of text on the back discussing Australia, its history and its government. View more info

Round the World with "A Gaiety Girl"

By: Bantock, Sir Granville, and Frederick G. Aflalo

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, England, John Macqueen: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14175

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Author's first book. 172 pages; photos; illustrated brown cloth with design on the cover in black. Soiling to the spine, missing piece (1 1/2 x 1/ 1/2 inch) from the upper right corner on the front flyleaf. This is the author's first book and is quite rare. Sir Granville Bantock (1868-1946) was a British composer of classical music. The book is an account of his early conducting engagement for the musical play "The Gaiety Girl" which took him around the world with a musical comedy troupe going from America (New York & eastern states, Pittsburgh, San Francisco), the Pacific, Australia, ... View more info

Australia and New Zealand Illustrated

By: Boyce, William D.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, Rand McNally & Company: 1922

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 3106

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


First edition. Illustrations. Gilt lettering on front cover. Page tops are gilt. Front end papers split at spine. Some chapters include: Early History of Australia; Agriculture and Mining; Australian Industries and Transportation; The Strangest Animals in the World; Tasmania; New South Wales; Queensland; etc. New Zealand: Early History of the Maoris; Agriculture in New Zealand; Government-Operated Industries; The Cities of New Zealand; A Memorial to Captain Scott; etc. View more info

Australia and New Zealand Illustrated

By: Boyce, William D.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Chicago & New York, Rand McNally & Co.: 1922

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 15286

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Presented and signed by the author. Publisher's green cloth binding with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Map of Oceania, includeing Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia, on front endpaper and fly-leaf. Some separation at front hinge. 381 pages with 4 pages advertising author's other works in back. Several black and white in-line photographs. William D. Boyce (1858-1929) was a very successful newspaper publisher. He was also founder of the Boy Scouts of America. In his later years, he became less involved in his newspaper business and traveled the world, writing several memoirs of his ... View more info

Image for Original Map - "Oceanica or Oceania."

Original Map - "Oceanica or Oceania."

By: Boynton, G. W.?

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, MA?, T. G. Bradford: 0

Seller ID: 020181

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Original publisher's hand-colored map of Oceania. A beautiful map that features pink, green, blue, and yellow watercoloring. A few major cities are shown along with natural geographic features such as rivers and seas. Countries and islands are labeled. This map shows China and the Chinese Tartary to the northwest, part of North America and the Port of San Francisco to the northeast, and Southeast Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands of Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia in the center. Australia is labeled as "New Holland." The Sandwich Islands (Hawai'ian Islands) are also s... View more info

A Chant of Doom and Other Verses.

By: Brennan, C.J. (or Christopher John Brennan)

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Angus & Robertson Limited.: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9566

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Fine clean copy in boards with dust jacket under mylar. 48 pages. Better example of the poetry published in Australia during the First World War. View more info

A Voyage to New Holland. Edited, with Introduction, Notes and Illustrative Documents, By James A. Williamson. 32 Illustrations.

By: Dampier, William

Price: $37.50

Publisher: London, England, The Argonaut Press.: 1939

Seller ID: 10827

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


lxxv, 266 pages; frontis, illustrations, folding map; bound in publisher's red cloth with imprinted gilt image to the cover with gilt title on the spine. Fading to the spine and one inch fading along the top of the front cover. Former owner's name in ink on the inside cover "J Stewart Lowths". The text reprinted here is from the 1729 edition which formed the greater part of volume III. The introduction is concerned with exploration of Australia, Dampier's expedition, the courts-martial, and the effect of the voyage. Illustrations are taken from the 1729 edition. The editor has added do... View more info

Original Cabinet Card Portrait Photograph

By: Edouin, Willie

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, Sparks Studios:

Seller ID: 7595

Condition: Collectible-Fine


4 by 6 1/2 inches. Circa 1885. Edouin (b. 1846-d. 1908) was an English comedian, writer, director and theatre manager. His real name was William Frederick Bryer. As a young actor he toured Australia and the Far East. He was also active in theatres of California during the 1860's. View more info

Etiquette in Australia

By: Erskine, Mrs.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Sydney, William Brooks & Co.: 1911

Seller ID: 8008

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering. From the "Introductory:" (Other etiquette books are of little use) ."to the ordinary Australian. Directions as to the proper mode of address to a marquis or minute descriptions of ceremonial presentations to the Queen's Drawing-rooms are of but little use in Australia. My intention, therefor, is merely to ffer a few simple rules for guidance in the difficulties which may crop up at any time in our every-day social intercourse, and in which a knowledge of the usual rules of etiquette may serve to smooth the path of the inexperienced." ... View more info

West of the Pacific

By: Huntington, Ellsworth

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1925. New York.: 1925

Seller ID: 3048

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


First edition. Cloth. Illustrations. Small discoloration on back cover. In the Preface the author notes: "This is an account of the journey of a delegate to the Second Pan-Pacific Science Congress, held in Australia, at Melbourne and Sydney, in Augu st, 1923. It is not a consecutive narrative of what I did day by day. It is merely a book of impressions. I spent a month in Japan, a week in Chosen, three weeks in sailing to Australia, with brief stops in tthe Philippines, seven weeks in Australia , two weeks in Java, and five weeks in travelling along the Chinese coast from Canton to Shangha... View more info

Australia's Field in Historical Research (Cover Title)

By: James, G. F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: 1939

Seller ID: 3814

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Reprinted from the March Issue of the "Australian National Review." This pamphlet begins: "The field of historical research is now so vast that it is necessary at the outset to define a limited and specific objective". "It will be sufficient to concentrate upon recent developments in three main fields, those of constitutional, maritime and economic history." The author describes these three main fields and in addition describes "The Problem of European Sources", "Co-ordination and Expression", "The Immediate Needs", etc. Advertising brochure laid... View more info

The Flight of the Southern Cross.

By: Kingsford-Smith, C.E. and C.T.P. Ulm. With a forward by His Excellency, The Right Honorable Lord Stonehaven, P.C., G.C.M.G., D.S.O. Governor-General of Australia

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Robert M. McBride & Company: 1929

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 017499

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth with red lettering on front cover and spine.5 1/2 X 8 inches. 295 pages. Copy has 25 black and white photographs. Deckled edges. All photographs are intact. The contents of this copy are, plans and preparations, Oakland to Honolulu, Honolulu to Suva, Suva to Brisbane and lessons and conclusions." Kingsford-Smith (1897-1935) and Ulm (1898-1934), this is the account of their memorable first trans Pacific flight from the United States to Australia. Ironically, both Kingsford-Smith and Ulm disappeared during separate experimental flights several years after their Southern C... View more info