Octavo; papered boards lightly sunned; top edge a little lightly foxed; flyleaves lightly offset; a very good copy with the slightly sunned, rubbed and creased dustwrapper with the flaps a little foxed.
Octavo, xx, 224, xvi (advertisements) pages plus 15 lithographs (5 ensigns, 3 maps, 6 views by members of the author's family and a frontispiece by 'the well-known artist, Mr Leonard').
Original gilt-decorated dark blue cloth, lightly marked and very slightly rubbed at the extremities; an excellent copy.
Sir William Henry Bundey (1838-1909), for ten years Commodore of the South Australian Yacht Club, was a South Australian MP (Attorney-General, 1878-81) and later a Supreme Court judge. An uncommon book on an uncommon (Australian) topic.
[Sydney?], Burns, Philp [and] Sydney, Allen and Unwin, 1981 and 1983.
Octavo, xvi, 312 pages with 31 illustrations and [viii], 392 pages with 4 maps plus 34 plates (plus endpaper maps in both volumes).
Papered boards; slight surface silverfish nibbling to the gutter of the front hinge of the first volume; edges of the first volume foxed, with the bottom edge of the second volume a little marked; an excellent set with the dustwrappers (the first one... Read complete entry
The first volume tells the story of the company from its formation until the start of the First World War. The second volume is inscribed, dated (19 December 1983) and signed by J.D.O. Burns, grandson of the original partner; loosely inserted is a 1979 typed letter on Burns Philp letterhead, signed by Burns, thanking the owner of the book for some material donated to the Company archives.
Octavo; laminated colour pictorial papered boards; gift inscription; an excellent copy.
Presentation inscription dated (1986) signed by the author's wife. The 'Thomas King' was wrecked on Cato's reef, off the Queensland coast. Not least The Massacre and Captain Walker's heroic journey to safety.
Ottowa, Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources, 1962.
Octavo; card covers slightly rubbed, creased and worn; edges slightly marked; ownership details; a very good copy.
National Museum of Canada Bulletin No.181, Biological Series No.67. Presentation inscription from the author. With the ownership signature on the front cover and the ownership details on an early blank of Bernard Cotton (South Australian conchologist and author).
Octavo; papered boards slightly marked; head and foot of the spine slightly bumped; bottom edges slightly sunned; top edge a little lightly foxed; a very good copy with the slightly creased and rubbed dustwrapper.
'In Petard's first commission, she sank three submarines; one German, one Italian and one Japanese. Each sinking was the scene of a fierce struggle ...'.
Large octavo, three volumes (in four - the third volume is published in two books), each approximately 900 pages with illustrations plus plates and maps; the prospectus is loosely inserted.
Gilt-pictorial buckram; edges lightly foxed; an excellent set with the dustwrappers lightly sunned and bumped (and two of them are a little torn at the extremities and inexpertly repaired with tape).
This set lacks the portfolio of charts (1955; folio, viii pages plus 58 charts and views) and the addendum pamphlet, 'Cook and the Russians' (1973; octavo, 9 pages; wrappers). However, it does include the Hakluyt edition of Beaglehole's 1974 biography, 'The Life of Captain James Cook', issued as Volume 4 of the set (gilt-pictorial buckram a little flecked; edges a little foxed; mismatched dustwrapper - as issued - torn, creased and marked; a decent copy).
Cloth; top edge slightly sunned; bottom edge very slightly flecked; foot of the spine slightly bumped and with slight paper residue; a very good copy with the dustwrapper slightly torn at the head of the spine.
Octavo; quarter cloth and papered boards; top edge gilt; front board a little flecked; extremities slightly bumped and sunned; leading edge lightly foxed; endpapers offset; presentation inscription; a very good copy.
Large octavo; cloth very slightly bumped at the extremities; private library number inscribed at the corner of the title-page; overall an excellent copy with the slightly rubbed dustwrapper a little marked (and with slight label residue adhering to... Read complete entry
London, George Allen and Unwin, 1976 (first edition).
Octavo; papered boards; foot of the spine very slightly sunned; edges very slightly marked; an excellent copy with the very good dustwrapper with the spine lightly sunned, and the head of the spine slightly creased and torn with trifling loss.
Folio, 5 pages plus a very large folding map (1010 x 590 mm).
Drop-title; small holes in the left-hand margin where sewn when bound (now disbound); an excellent copy.
South Australian Parliamentary Paper Number 137 of 1867. Reports by E.A. Delisser of his surveys in the Eucla area, and by Captain B. Douglas of HM Colonial Schooner 'Flinders' on Delisser's proposed anchorage and landing-place. The accompanying 'Plan showing surveys and exploration, by Mr E.A. Delisser, in the vicinity of (Eucla) the Great Bight and Fowler's Bay' (by G.W. Goyder, the Surveyor-General, 19 August 1867) is in superb condition - and rare.
Quarto; gilt lettered papered boards; contemporary gift inscription; an excellent copy with the slightly rubbed and creased dustwrapper.
Text in English and Chinese. Loosely inserted is a relevant addendum '... with over 1000 pictures of rafts, dugouts, wooden boats, junks, steamers and contemporary ships arranged according to types ... ' Does not, of course, include Taiwan ...
Octavo; quarter cloth and marbled boards a little sunned about the spine; extremities slightly bumped; endpapers offset; pp 9-10 lightly creased; a very good copy with the dustwrapper creased, marked, chipped and torn with slight loss.
Octavo, two volumes, lxxviii, 302 and [iv], 436 pages plus a folding map (hand-coloured in outline), a folding plate and a folding frontispiece in each volume (the second one hand-coloured).
Original plain papered boards and (recently renewed) cloth spines, all edges uncut; extremities of the boards a little rubbed, with some wear to the corners; short tear to the fold of the uncoloured frontispiece expertly repaired; one section a little... Read complete entry
Each volume contains the pictorial bookplate ['Gang forward'] of Sir Edward Charles Stirling (1848-1919).
Octavo; cloth slightly bumped and rubbed; flyleaves lightly offset; an excellent copy with the dustwrapper rubbed, chipped and torn with a little loss to the extremities.
Peter Duff was the editor of 'The Shipping World'. An 'up-to-date survey, in considerable richness of detail, of a complex subject [the British Mercantile Marine] which is naturally, to me, one of the most fascinating of all subjects'.
Melbourne, Melbourne University Press, 1988/ 1987.
Quarto, two volumes, liv, 312 and xii, -634 pages with 2 illustrations and 29 maps plus 56 plates (10 in colour).
Cloth with contrasting cloth title-labels; a fine set with the fine slipcase.
'The first comprehensive translation into English of the official narratives of Dumont d'Urville's expeditions to the South Pacific and Antarctica'; not least, an account of his visit in April 1839 to Raffles Bay and the new settlement at Port Essington (33 pages). 'His description of the settlement and his assessment of its chance of success, unbiased by emotional attachment or sanguine hope, provide a useful bench-mark for objective study of early English attempts to settle the Northern Territory' (Northern Territory Dictionary of Biography).