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First editions and rare books, including copies in fine bindings, relating to Australia, New Zealand, the island of New Guinea, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean.

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  1. Melbourne Illustrated.
    Two images in one, At the Races: The Scratching System; and The Horse Bazaar. Learn More
    £40

    Stock Code: 80729

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  2. Chart of The Pacific Ocean.
    An attractive map of the Pacific Ocean, from John Dower's 'A New Atlas of the World'. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 76148

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  3. Neu-Holland.
    2 Images in one showing native Australians. Learn More
    £50

    Stock Code: 80731

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  4. South Australia.

    South Australia.

    Edinburgh & Glasgow: [c1850]

    A map of Central Australia with a great detail of the Southern part. Learn More
    £20

    Stock Code: 78213

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  5. Islands in the Pacific Ocean.
    A large and impressive map of the Pacific Ocean, including the numerous small islands and the outlines of countries such as: Australia, the west coast of South America, Central America, The United States, Japan, The Philippines and New Zealand. 'New General Atlas of Modern Geography'. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 76158

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  6. Over the Reefs.
    Signed limited edition. Number 39 of 100 copies on Basingwerk parchment signed by the author and specially bound in full morocco. A lovely copy of the writer and wood engraver's impressions of the South Seas following an 18-month stay spent mostly in Tonga and Tahiti. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 107212

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  7. The Songlines.
    First US edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Larry, best regards from an Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 107250

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  8. A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty;
    First edition of Bligh's personal account of one of the most remarkable incidents in the whole of maritime history (Hill), published two years before his full official version of the voyage and the mutiny in an effort to influence opinion in his favour, absolving him from any blame that might be levelled against him because... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 109303

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  9. A Narrative of Missionary Enterprises in the South Sea Islands;
    First Edition, Sixth Thousand. "Rev. Williams was the ablest missionary to the Polynesian people, and his book was the most often printed and widely read of all the contemporary accounts" (Hill). The London Missionary Society sent Williams to the Society Islands in 1816, and he travelled widely in the region, visiting the... Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 99149

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  10. [Presentation Bible to Capt. W. A. Fraser from the Missionaries on the Loyalty Islands and New Hebrides:]
    Large black morocco presentation label to the front pastedown lettered in gilt within a broad gilt floral rolled panel: "Presented to Capt. W. A. Fraser by the Missionaries on the Loyalty Islands and New Hebrides as a token of respect for his character & gratitude for his services to the cause of Christian mission as Master... Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 95274

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  11. Voyages to the East-Indies.
    First edition in English. The original Dutch edition appeared as two separate works: Reize van Zeeland over Kaap de Goede Hoop naar Batavia, Bantam, Bengalen, enz. gedaan in de jaaren 1768 tot 1771, published in 1793 (Landwehr VOC 296), and Reize van Zeeland over de Kaap de Goede Hoop en Batavia, naar Samarang, Macasser,... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 94196

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  12. Fiji,

    Fiji,

    London: 1936

    First edition, first impression. Publisher's file copy with their bookplate to front pastedown. Nancy Walker's account combines travelogue, ethnography and reflection on Fiji's social ills, including a critical treatment of the activities of Christian Missions on the islands. Uncommon in this condition with the dust jacket.... Learn More
    £95

    Stock Code: 96861

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  13. Notes of a Cruise in H.M.S. "Fawn" in the Western Pacific in the Year 1862.
    First edition, this copy inscribed on the title page by the author to his son; "John Shapland Elliot from his very affectionate father THCH", and with later ownership inscription of "A. M. Daubeny (granddaughter) 1942". Loosely inserted photographic carte-de-visite of Captain Cator, captain of the ship, on whose photographs... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 97367

    signed

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  14. Northward Ho!
    First edition, first impression. These two works together form the record of Harold Nossiter's circumnavigation of the globe with his two sons. The outward journey took the Nossiters first through the Indonesian archipelago, thence to Colombo and onwards to the Suez Canal before traversing the Straits of Gibraltar and finally... Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 96636

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  15. Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of H.M.S. Fly, commanded by Captain F. P. Blackwood, R.N.
    An exceptional copy of the first edition, first issue - in " fine straight-ribbed blue cloth, all boards with elaborate blind stamped central ornament" (Wantrup) - of this "very important voyage" (Hill) commissioned by the Admiralty to survey the Torres Strait, the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the various regions in New... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 94462

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  16. Savage Civilisation.
    First edition, first impression. The publisher's archive copy with small pencil mark to the jacket front panel. Savage Civilisation was the future founder of Mass-Observation's first best-seller, in which he defended the way of life of the cannibals of the New Hebrides and their rights to their own land. "Harrisson's fourth... Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 94109

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  17. Life, Travels and Reminiscences of Jonathan Ceredig Davies.
    One of 70 copies only printed by the author at his own printing-press for private circulation. This copy is inscribed "yours sincerely, J. Ceredig Davies" on the frontispiece, and was sent to Davies's cousin the Hon. Dan W. Williams, who is mentioned (though misnamed, as Williams comments in the margin) on page 5 as part... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 93335

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  18. Peter Lecky by Himself.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Harry, Best wishes from Peter Hopegood (Cedric)". England-born Peter Hopegood (1891 Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 91351

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  19. A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty;
    First edition of Bligh's (1754-1817) personal account of "one of the most remarkable incidents in the whole of maritime history" (Hill) published two years before his full official version of the voyage and the mutiny in an effort to influence opinion in his favour, absolving him "from any blame that might be levelled against... Learn More
    £8,500

    Stock Code: 92505

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  20. Voyage from New South Wales to Canton, in the Year 1788, with Views of the Islands Discovered.
    First edition of this important, somewhat overlooked, First Fleet account, which also provides a record of the first trading voyage out of Port Jackson. "The Charlotte, commanded by Captain Gilbert, was one of the first fleet of ships conveying convicts and settlers to New South Wales in 1787. Having landed their consignments... Learn More
    £10,000

    Stock Code: 90879

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