A journal of a tour of discovery across the Blue Mountains, in New South Wales, in the year 1813.
The second edition, published in 1870 by the explorer’s son, as the first edition from 1823 was now unprocurable. The journal accounts the first successful crossing of the Blue Mountains, opening up westward settlement in New South Wales. At the auction of the Davidson Collection 2006 a copy of the first edition of 1823 sold for $407,750, while the second edition (as here) sold for $7573.View More
Orpheé; A Tragedy in one Act and an Interval
COCTEAU, Jean; PICASSO, Pablo; WILDMAN, Carl (Trans.) Orpheé; A Tragedy in one Act and an Interval. London: Oxford University Press, 1933. Pablo Picasso. First English Language Edition. Original cloth. Hardcover : pp. [vi] xi, 43  : frontis by Picasso : photo of Cocteau as Heurtebise : printed on Basingwerk paper : signed by both Cocteau and Picasso at colophon (p.iv), Cocteau has added his signature star : fore-edge untrimmed : black cloth boards lettered in gilt on top board : custom clamshell box in black cloth littered in gilt. Cloth is chipped to all edges. No.24/100. Item #3927.
Anatomy of a Horse from nature.
Unknown artist after Stubbs, 1790, 2 Copperline engravings, framed in ph neutral matte and black frame. 32 X 48. Figure 1, 2, & 3 show views side on front and rear of horse. engraving 1 shows external first layer of muschles. Engraving 2 shows muscles, ligaments as seen through the membrane carnova and fascia. An ideal gift, this charming pair can be sold separately at $725 each.View More
CELSUS, Aulus Cornelius. Aurelii Cor. Celsi De re medica libri viii. Iliber. tem Qu. Sereni liber de medicina. Qu. Rhemnij Fannij Palæmonis de pond. & mensuris
Lugduni: Apud I. Tornæsium & G. Gazeium, 1554. (Reprint of the 1549 edition) 16mo. Full leather, the front hinge split but holding. Title within wood-cut frame. 581,+ (25) pp. Incised decorations on edges. Name at tail of title page. Numerous contemporary annotations and underlinings. Corners worn else a good copy. Rare. This famous medical book is considered one of the earliest reliable sources on pharmaceuticals and diet as it pertains to healthy living.
Novae Literar Asiae Orientalis. A New Alphabet for China and Japan.
Kinsberg, J.G.H. C.E. Fritze's Royal Library. Stockholm. 1901. Scarce work by Swedish physician, veterinarian and zoologist Johan Gustaf Hjalmar Kinberg (1820-1908). This work is his noble attempt to offer a simplified transcription for Japanese and Chinese characters following the work of J. J. Hoffman (1868) and Georg V. D. Gabelentz (1881).View More
Everest comboHoward-Bury, Lieut.-Col. C. K., Brigadier-General Hon. C.G. Bruce and Lieutenant-Colonel E.F. Norton [and Other Members of the Expeditions] Mount Everest [British Expeditions of the 1920s]
London: Edward Arnold & Co., 1922-1925. First Editions. 3 vols. 8vo. Original blue, burgundy and green cloth gilt, uncut. A very good set of the foundational works of Himalayan mountaineering literature, recounting the unsuccessful British attempts to climb Mount Everest in the 1920s, forming a very handsome record of the courage and daring of the early Everesters, including a high point of 8,550 m (28,050 ft) achieved by Norton without oxygen, and the loss of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine in their final push for the summit
BOLDERWOOD, Rolf. ROBBERY UNDER ARMS.
A story of life and adventure in the bush and in the goldfields of Australia. Three volumes. Lond. Remington & Co.1888. Rebound in hf. calf with cloth sides. 300,300,291pp. The cloth sides sl.discoloured & a little foxing else a good set of the Rare 1st ed. of this classic of Australian literature.
LAWSON, Henry. WHEN I WAS KING AND OTHER VERSES. Inscribed by Henry Lawson.
Syd. A & R. 1905. Or.cl. xviii,270,32pp. (sl foxing) Two b/w plates by Norman Lindsay. The cloth a little flecked else a very good copy. 1st ed. Scarce. Inscribed & signed to Bland Holt by Henry Lawson, & dated Feb 2nd 1906. Bland Holt bookplate. Holt was a famous theatrical producer, active in Australia for 30 years from about 1876 and produced the principal melodramas of the time.
Calder, J.E. Some Account of the Wars, Extirpation, Habits &c., of the Native Tribes of Tasmania
Hobart Town: Henn and Co., Printers, 1876. First Edition. 12mo. modern full leather gilt (leaves a little rubbed and marked, trifling spots); pp. [iv (last blank)], 116 (last blank), [iv (last blank)]. A very good copy of an uncommon work in a mint binding
An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales.
David Collins. An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales. London: Printed for T. Cadell Jun. & W. Davies, The Strand, 1798. First Edition. Quarto, pp. xx, xxxviii, [2, short title], 618 pages (final blank), : illustrated with two maps, one folding, 17 engravings and three in-text vignettes : new e.p.s : old rebinding in quarter calf over paper covered boards with red leather title panel to spine lettered in gilt.View More