A Correct Globe with the Trade Winds [and] A Correct Globe with ye New Constellations of Mr Hevelius 1710.
[London : H. Moll, over against Devereux Court in the Strand, 1719]. Globe, 12 hand-coloured engraved paper gores, clipped at a latitude of 70 degrees, with two polar calottes, over a papier mâché and plaster sphere, housed in a shagreen over paste-board clamshell case. The globe includes information on Dampier’s voyage of 1679–1691 labelled “Cap.t Damp(ier) tract round ye world” as well as updated coastlines based on his discoveries, and records of trade winds based on his treatise on the subject. Very rare, no copy in Australian collections.View More
RANDOLPH, Thomas. Poems with the Muses Looking-Glass, and Amyntas: whereunto is added The Jealous Lovers.
Oxford: Printed for F. Bowman by John Crosley, 1668. Fifth Edition with several Additions Corrected and Amended. Small octavo : pp. 4 blank (28) 436, 2 blank : new eps : gilt dentelles with floral motif : polished calf boards with triple gilt ruled border surrounding a floral and foliate border : rebacked with red leather title panel lettered in gilt and the publication year in gilt to tail of spine. Long note in small hand to first blank detailing the purchase of the volume in 1840. (Bookseller inventory #2642)
Catalogue of an Exhibition of Paintings, Pastels, Drawings and Woodcuts illustrating Col. T.E. Lawrence's book "Seven Pillars of Wisdom". With prefaces by Bernard Shaw and T.E. Lawrence [LAWRENCE, Colonel T.E.] SHAW, George Bernard
The catalogue was issued by prestigious London based Leicester gallery, under the auspices of Cecil Phillips and Oliver Brown. The calibre of Leicester Galleries is evidenced by the advertisement on the rear wrapper for previous shows, including painting and sculptures by Van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse, Degas, Gauguin and the like. The present T.E. Lawrence exhibition, of which this catalogue is an extant record, featured original artworks by William Roberts, Eric Kennington, Augustus John, Henry Lamb, Paul Nash, R.M. Young, Cosmo Clark, Colin Gill and Frank Dobson.View More
Manuscript Idriess One Wet Season
One Wet Season Manuscript by Ion Idriess. The first 18 chapters of the pencil written manuscript of One Wet Season. Chapter 17 is typed with some hand writing and the other 17 chapters are all written in pencil . The manuscript is written in pencil and is on plain paper with no lines and written on one side of the paper only. The manuscript chapters are numbered 1 to 18. Each chapter is between 50 and 70 pages so it is approximately 1000 pages of manuscript in the hand of Ion Idriess. Each chapter is with either a rusty paper clip or a rusting metal clip.
Art Goût Beauté: Feuillets de L’Elegance Feminine [Art - Good Taste & Beauty – Pages of Feminine Elegance]
January 1923, No. 29 issue of one of the rarest Art Deco fashion magazines published in Paris. With 26 pochoir illustrations, including one double page and numerous adverts. Soft cover, 315mm x 245mm, Condition-Good
Muster of the “death ship” Hillsborough...1799
A remarkable original manuscript record of this famously harrowing voyage at the close of the eighteenth century, the worst and most deadly of all convict transport voyages. The convict transport Hillsborough sailed from Gravesend in December 1798, and arrived in Sydney on 26th July, 1799. Almost one third of the 300 convicts aboard had perished at sea. Some of the victims had been sick even before setting sail, while others who died before departure were replaced to “make up…the deficiency”. A further number died on arrival in Sydney.View More
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
The 2 issues of Rolling Stone comprising the first serial edition of the psychedelic cult classic and landmark of gonzo journalism, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. This original version published under Thompson’s alter ego, Raoul Duke, also the main protagonist of this drug fuelled exploration of the American Dream, and played by Johnny Depp in Terry Gilliam’s 1998 film adaptation.View More
Traite des Maladies des Femmes Grosses,
Treatise on the Diseases of Pregnant Women together with Observations on the Pregnancy and Childbirth of Women and on Their Diseases & Those of Newborn Children. Two establishing volumes in the science of obstetrics by Francois Mauriceau.View More
Birds of Australia Set ** John Gould ** Facsimile Edition
GOULD, John. THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA. FACSIMILE EDITION. 8 VOLUMES. Melb. Lansdowne. 1972-1975. All elephant folio. Full calf gilt-decorated bindings. Various pag. Contains reproductions of 681 of Gould’s famous bird illustrations from the original 1848-1869 London edition. A very good set. Scarce
Facsimile Editions of Early English Childrens Books
Facsimile Editions of Early English Children's Books from The Osborne Collection, Toronto Public Library. ( 35 Volumes in 28 slipcases with the Descriptive Companion volume edited by Margaret Crawford Maloney also in a slipcase). Tokyo/London; Holp Shuppan, Publishers. The Bodley Head; 1982- 83. Facsimile Editions; various sizes; each volume in fine condition together with its printed slipcase, complete set still in original printed box of issue. .
The Newgate Calendar
RAYNER, John L, & G. T. Crook, collated and edited with appendices and a bibliography by. The Complete Newgate Calendar; Being Captain Charles Johnson's General History of the Lives and Adventures of the Most Famous Highwaymen, Murderers, Street-Robbers and Account of the Voyages and Plunders of the Most Notorious Pyrates, 1734; Captain Alexander Smith's Compleat History of the Lives and Robberies of the Most Notorious Highwaymen, Foot-Pads, Shop-Lifts and Cheats, 1719; The Tyburn Chronicle, 1768; The Malefactors Register, 1796... 5 vols. Navarre Society 1925, 1926.
1496 Incunabula Aquinas Theologica
Prima secu(n)de p(ar)tis summe theologie eximij doctoris Tome de Aquino. [Nuremberg, per Anthonium Kroberger, 1496.] Section 2 of the first part of the Summa. Numerous initials in red. First page with gold initial and coloured decorations. Written by St Thomas Aquinas(1265-1274), considerd to be the greatest theologian in the history of the Catholic Church and still read today. Its in very good condition. The binding is old with thin boards which are worn.