Antipodean Books

Elist 14, Hudson River, Australia, China, Revolutionary War, Photographs, Prints

100 items including a 1695 document sentencing three Native Americans to bond slavery for their inability to pay fines for salvaging the property of a drowned white man in Barnstable Massachusetts; an early church ledger for the Dutch Church of Cortland Town, which lists as members two of Major André’s captors and Catrina van Tassel, the love interest of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"; photographs from the proposed British Antarctic Expedition 1937-39, which never went to the Antarctic; an 1802 publishers list including the rare 2nd volume of Collins’s “An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales”; 1st edition of “The Worst Journey in the World” bound in early half leather; early 20th c. photographs of an extremely important collection of Silver belonging to "I.W.", in a magnificent French binding; a large group of travel brochures including China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia; Noah’s Ark pop-up by Kubasta & other children’s items. 100 items including books, maps, prints, photographs & ephemera.

Antipodean Books, Maps &  Prints

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Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints
Kubasta, Voitech. [Kangaroo; platypus].
Noah's Ark.
London: Artia (Prague) & Bancroft & Co., 1960s.
First edition.
One of Kubasta's paper engineered pop-ups, a Noah's Ark with a grinning kangaroo & joey in her pouch, complete with a pacifier, in the front row of animals. A wonderfully executed pop-up, the menagerie of animals helping each other build the Ark. It gives free reign to Kubasta's talents as a cartoonist and paper engineer. With illustrated end paper depicting Noah at a lectern describing to the shocked animals the catastrophe which was about to ensue. In his pocket sits a small kangaroo; the only creature not at all concerned is Noah's grandson at his feet, who plays with his pet platypus..Tall 8vo, 8pp, three color illustrations on each of the folding covers, by the renowned Czech illustrator Voitech Kubasta. The last illustration depicting the happy pairs of animals descending from the ark, which is perched under a rainbow, on a mountain top. All moving parts of the pop up function perfectly and are intact, and the color is bright. Pictorial boards bright, blue cloth spine, corners just the slightest bit bumped o/w very good condition. Hardcover. Very good condition.


[Slavery in 17th century Massachusetts] [Slavery; Massachusetts].
Enslaved Native Americans in Massachusetts Bay Colony: 1695-6 document recording 3 Native Americans sentenced to bond slavery and another "sentenced to be sold" for non payment of fines (Barnstable, Massachusetts).
Barnstable, Massachusetts: 1695-6.
A remarkable early Old Colony (Massachusetts) legal document which records the sentencing to bond slavery of three Native Americans, Ralph Sands, and John & Robin Sopitt, to English settlers, for terms of two years each (another slavery record is on the verso). These Native Americans were charged with "takeing of a Chest with goods cast on shoar on Sandwich Beach belonging to Nathaniel Orvis who was drowned...". They appeared before Barnabas Lothrop, John Thacher, and John Gorham, justices of Barnstable County, were convicted and fined, and being unable to pay their fines, were ordered to serve terms of two full years to the individuals who "paid down" the amounts owed. The individuals who paid these amounts are named as Joseph (Housedy or Halsey?) who paid the fine and obtained Robin Sopitt; Joseph Bartlett who paid the fine and obtained John Sopitt, and Edmond Freeman and Ebenezer (Ebinge?) who jointly paid the fine and obtained Ralph Sands. Written in another hand below this record, is "a [true] coppy --- Barnabas Lothrop Justis of peiz 13th of fe---ary 1696". Below this another note in pencil, "Slavery in 1695-6 Kg. Wm 3rd". This amounted to imposed enslavement of Native Americans, a practice rarely recognized in the official version of the colonial history of the North. In fact, slavery was legal in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and Governor John Winthrop helped craft the laws known as the "Massachusetts Body of Liberties" (1641), which made this enslavement possible. The following quote is from item 91, "Liberties of Forreiners and Strangers": "There shall never be any bond slaverie, villinage or Captivitie amongst us unles it be lawfull Captives taken in just warres, and such strangers as willingly selle themselves or are sold to us." On the verso is another record of a Native American being sentenced to be "sold" for having stolen a lace "handkercher", according to the local Justice of the Peace, Stephen Skiffe: "This ninth day of July 1695. Stephen Wampom, Indian was brought before me Stephen Skiffe Esq. Just of the peace, & there was convicted by his own confession, of stealing a lace handkercher from Joseph Jenkins, value ten shillings, and not having wherewithall to make satisfaction is sentenced to be sold to any of there (sic) majesties subjects for one year from the day of the date hereof. Witness Stephen Skiffe." 7 1/4 x 6 3/4", handwritten in ink. Blind stamp from the library which deaccessioned the item; a few traces of paper to which this document was laid down, at verso. Very good condition.


[Lamerie, Paul & other renowned silversmiths].
Photograph album of an Important Silver Collection.
Ca. 1900-20's.
A careful photographic record of an extremely important silver collection, magnificently bound in full red elaborately gilt morocco by Ed. Berck, Paris. 62 professional photographs, 8x10" black & whites, possibly recorded for insurance purposes, mounted in plastic sleeves, with a description of the items, maker and date on the opposite page. The owners of this important collection are unknown, indicated only by the gilt letters "I.W." on the front cover, and the engraved "C.P.W." on the vanity set photograph. The striking thing about the collection is the quality & early date of the pieces. There are four pieces by the famed Huguenot silversmith, Paul Lamerie (silver mirror 1745; 3 silver shells 1724; tea kettle & stand 1731; cake basket 1734.) There are no less than five pieces from the Queen Anne period (silver tea kettle & stand, 1708 by Lewis Mettayer; teapot 1714 by Humphrey Payne; coffee pot 1709 by Edward Pearce; tea caddy 1712 by Richard Watts; silver gilt cake tazza 1712 by David Willaume.) There are many George I pieces, including a rare set of 4 candlesticks by Edward Pearce dated 1720. The bulk of the collection is George II, with some George III pieces. The silver encompasses the full range of a households' necessities & trivialities - a mirror, silver shells, tea kettles, cake basket, coffee pots, tea caddies, brandy saucepan, tea strainer, cream pitchers, sugar tongs, bowls & covers, a ewer, covered entree dishes, sauceboats, a cake tazza, sugar castors, a candle snuffer & stand, spoon trays, candle sticks, salt cellars and spoons, pepper pots, waiters, meat platters, tea trays, set of 12 silver plates, basting spoon, salad servers, pie server, asparagus tongs, butter spades, sauce ladles, skewers, dessert & dinner flatware & spirit labels. The only two later pieces, which look to be ca. 1910-20, are a vanity set & hip flask. Thankfully, those are the only ones which appear to be monogrammed by the owners. A handsome contemporary record of an outstanding silver collection, many pieces of which by now are probably held in museums. Oblong 4to, 9 1/4 x 13", red gilt morocco, with slipcase (red morocco foredge, marbled paper boards).


[American Revolution: Captors of Major André].
Ledger of the Dutch Church of Cortland Town, listing Two of Major Andre's captors & Catrina Van Tassel, the love interest of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
1793 - 1836.
A unique record book from the Revolutionary period which includes the names of Isaac Van Wart and John Paulding, two of the three militiamen who in 1780, earned fame as the capturers of the British spy Major André, discovering the letters of Benedict Arnold's treasonous plan to surrender West Point to the British hidden in his boot. Titled "A Record Book of the Dutch Church of Cortland Town Anno Domini 1793"; its members originally worshipped at the old Dutch Church at Sleepy Hollow (Philip's Burgh) which was immortalized in Washington Irving's classic 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'. In that tale, Ichabod Crane courted Katrina Van Tassel; there are many Van Tassels recorded in this ledger, including a "Catrina Van Tassel wife of Henry Tise" who was "taken in as member" in 1796. The early Dutch settlers of Verplank's Point had joined the congregation at Sleepy Hollow because they had no church of their own; in 1729 or 1730 they built such a church at Montrose Point. It burned down prior to 1792 and this record book begins with collections dated 1793 as the elders of the church were gathering money to rebuild. The founding elders of the church are Hercules Lent, Peter Goetschius, Abram Lent, William Lent, Albart Lent, Benjeman Dyckman (sic), Jacobus Kronkheyt, Jacob Lent and Henry Lent. Local contributors include William Dyckman, Martin Post, John Lent, John Ramsey, States Dyckman (sic), Abram Merrit, John Barret, Jacob Chatterton, other families including Henry Tise, Underwood, Montross (sic), Giffords, Brown, Clark, Reynolds, McCoord, Odell, Taller, Baysley, Brown, Lamb, Familiar (Vermilliar?), Conklin, Taylor, Cutler, Bakman, Van Wert, Storms, Acker, Jones, Morgan, Duglas, Haight, Travors, Birdchall, Oppy, Hause, Purdy, Mandival (Mandeville), Verplank and Clinedenny. Donations were collected from members of their old congregation at Philip's Burgh (Sleepy Hollow)- the list of contributors reads like a who's who of Westchester New York patriots and includes: Nicholas Storms (Revolutionary War soldier), Cornelius Lamberts (Revolutionary War soldier, 1758 - 1826), Gersham Sherwood (Revolutionary War soldier, 1735 - 1805), Benjamin Brown, Abram Brown, Cornelius Jones (Revolutionary War soldier, 1740 -1823), Isaac Requa (Revolutionary War soldier, 1758 - 1826), John Delaney, Mordecai Hail, John Davis, John Paulding (captor of Major André), James Hammon, Nicholas Storms (Revolutionary War soldier), Rachel Van Wart, Isaac Van Wart (captor of Major André) Jacob Bruckhout (Revolutionary War soldier), John Townley, Gabriel Requa (Revolutionary War soldier). Other prominent early settlers & Revolutionary War names and donors in the ledger include: Hercules Lent (early Peekskill landowner; 28 Lent family members served in the Revolution); Abram Lent, William Lent, and Albart Lent, Peter Goetschius (physician & eventual owner of a property in Croton on Hudson confiscated from a Tory); Benjamin Dyckman, Deacon (Revolutionary War hero), Jacobus Kronkheyt, Van Tassel, Montross (sic), Odell, Lamb, Conklin, Verplank, Buckhout, Livingston, Rutgers, Garrison, Lefferts, Houseman, Lansing, Cortland, Dubois and many more. Other donations were collected from "Governor Jay at New York" (contributing 3 pounds 4 shillings) and "Governor Clinton at New York" (2 pounds), as well as from the notorious Loyalist, States Morris Dyckman, the original owner of the outstanding Federal style mansion 'Boscobel', first built in Montrose, and later moved to Garrison, NY. States (or "Staats") Dyckman profited during the Revolution working in the offices of the British Army's Quartermaster General. He moved to England for a while, returning to his New York farm in 1795 when things had settled down, and making his donation to the rebuilding of this Dutch Church. States gave 8 pounds and his wife "Eliza" 2 pounds. The first part, recording donations collected, (p. 1 - 42); 43-45pp of building expenses; Collection for the church stove (p46-47); p. 47-50pp salaries paid in 1836; is followed by 22 blank pages; then records of new members dated from 1796 through 1811. The last section (33pp) of the ledger consists primarily of records of Consistory meetings, records of the addition of new members, agreements and indentures dating from 1797 to 1831. One of the entries of the third section is an indenture dated October 31, 1800 between Philip van Cortland and the trustees of the Reformed Dutch Church in which Van Cortland (son of Pierre Van Cortland) grants the church an undivided right to "Parsons or Montross (sic) Point". There is also a Consistory record of a section of the burying ground designated for "the black people which belong to the congregation". Loosely inserted is a laminated document of the family record of the Wessells family or New York. On another page in the ledger is a record of money given to the church by Pierre Van Cortland. In 1796, he gave the church a sum of money with interest for 10 years provided church pay certain amounts to two widows, probably Revolutionary war widows (page 15). Pierre Van Cortland was born in New York (1721 ? 1814) and was the first Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York. Pierre was a descendant of a distinguished Dutch family of New Amsterdam and established a manor in Croton on Hudson NY. Pierre was a patriot; he presided over the 1777 convention which drafted the first New York state constitution and served as acting governor of the state for George Clinton during the Revolution. Money to build the new church was collected from a wide area in and around New York, including: Philip's Burg, New York -[Gabriel Furman, John H. Livingstone, Gerard A. Kuypers, John M. Mason, William Linn, Simon Van Antwerp, Mrs. Cammenia (wid), Henry Rutgers, John Garrison, Derick Lefferts, Peter J. Curtenius, John Houseman, Capt Rugers, Anthony Post, B. Livingston, Jacob John Lansing, Nicholas Dubois, Mr. Ranson, John Durjee (Duryea?), Thomas Storms, Mr. McCombs, Philip, Byard, Mr. Stuyvesant]; Harlem- [Rev John F. Jackson, William Brady, Caty Storms, John Sickle, Thomas Brass, Mrs. Hopkins, Mrs. Adrianse, Peter Brown, Laurence Bxxxx, Isaac Legget, Mr. Bushing, James Depister (De Peyster), James Striker, A.W. Gown, Samson & Adolf Banson, John Myer, William Molenaard, Nathan Holmes, Mrs. Susanna Myer, Isaac Familiar, Jacob Myer, Jacobus Dyckman, Jacob Nagel, Gusthus & Frederick Cortland]; Fishkill - [Beverly Haight, Saml Verplank, Grysham Dubois]; Hopewell - [Cornelius Van Wyck, John B. Monfort, George Brinkerhoff, Storms family]; Hackensack- [Theodorus R. Van Wyck, Aves Van Der Bilt, Abram and Artie Durhee, Bunschoten family]; Poughkepsey - [Derick Westervelt, Frear family, Van Kleck family]; "Old Polse" (which lists old family names of New Paltz settlers)- [Horsebrook (Hasbrouck), Le Fever and Deyou, Dubois]; Shaungun (Shawanagunks?) -[Jacob Hardenburgh, Moses Freleigh, Dubois, Van Wegan], and and long list from Long Island - [Jacob Sharp, Barrant, Isaac & John Lefferts, Folker & Peter Rapleje, Peter Van Der Voort, Hendrick Lydam, Ditmers, Cortelyou, Wychoff, Van Brunt, Cropsey, Blauvelt, etc. As the ledger progresses, the donors are no longer listed by their local, but the list continues to hundreds of people, up to page 42. The church today is located at 2124 Albany Post Road, Montrose, NY, and is known as the Reformed Church of Cortlandtown. Unfortunately the 1795 church building for which money was collected in the ledger was demolished in 1970. The present building was completed and prepared for worship on March 28, 1971, using the original bell and the chancel cross from the 1795 church. Quarter calf and marbled boards, marbled boards a bit rubbed, a split at front board, but holding. A unique record of members of an early New York Dutch church with the names of some of the outstanding Revolutionary War figures of the time. [Ref: NY Times, "In Sleepy Hollow Cemetery", October 14, 1894] Very good condition.


[American Revolution] Prince, Kimball; Prince, Christopher.
Signed Letter from Kimball Prince to Colonel Phillip van Cortland (of Van Cortlandt Manor, Croton on Hudson, NY), requesting assistance in obtaining a pension for his service in the Revolutionary War including the 1778 Winter at Valley Forge [with] ALS from Christopher Prince to Kimball Prince.
1818, 1820.
A long letter describing in detail his three years' service in the Revolutionary War, in order to substantiate his claim for a pension. Prince joined the Second New York Regiment in June 1777 in White Plains, the "tour to the northward in [tracking] Burguoin (sic), and our Winter Quarters at Valley Forge in 1778, of the Battle at Monmuth (sic) our return to White Plains and the winter Quarters of the Regd at [Rochester] in 1779, and the scurmishes (sic) the Regt had with the Indians in May the morning we began our march to join Gen. Hand at Wilksbury (sic)". Kimball Prince petitions his commanding officer Phillip van Cortland for claims as a "pentioner", adding at the end of the letter "By reason of sickness and infirmity I stand in need of support from my country". The letter is dated June 29, 1818, New London, Connecticut, and explains that Prince is writing to van Cortland because he lost the documents which proved his war service: "I was at the Reg.t at West Point - where you gave me a Gen.l Pass which was Counter Sign'd by the Genl - both discharge and Pass I have Lost - and in order to substantiate my claim as a pentioner (sic) I found it necessary to get your Signature sertifying (sic) of said services ..." Kimball Prince provides many details of his service, stating that he was in the Militia at "Peeks Kill" in Capt Charles Graham's Company, and that in May [1772] van Cortland had him "take letters from Gen. Washington on to Gen. Hand, who was laying then at the [M...] on the Dilleware (sic) - of my success and return". Prince also reminds van Cortland of his purchasing of stores for the "Western Expedition": "this I did when the Rodes (sic) were waylaid by the Indians and our Mail Express fired on by the Enemy". Philip van Cortland (1749 - 1831), was the son of Pierre van Cortlandt, descendant of a distinguished Dutch family of New Amsterdam, who established a manor in Croton on Hudson NY. Pierre was a patriot; he presided over the 1777 convention which drafted the first New York state constitution and served as acting governor of the state for George Clinton during the Revolution. Philip served as an aide to General George Washington, was promoted to Colonel in command of the Second New York, fought at Yorktown and Saratoga, and served on the court martial board of Benedict Arnold, where he voted in favor of court martial for Arnold's misconduct in Philadelphia. Philip returned to Van Cortlandt Manor after the war, and began a political career in which he became State Senator, member of the US House of Representatives, and Presidential elector. [with] a letter dated New York, 1 May 1820, from Christopher Prince to Mr. Kimball Prince, New London, in which Christopher shares family news and offers Kimball some "old Clothes". This letter 8 x 13" paper, original folds, sealed with wax. The Kimball Prince petition to van Cortland, 15 1/2 x 10", folded, with the following on the addressed side "A Coppy (sic) of a Letter to Col. Philip (sic) van Cortland. To Col. Phillip vn Courtlandt (sic) State New York". Short diagonal tear at bottom of center fold repaired on verso, few short splits at folds, otherwise very good condition.


[Antarctica] Findlay, Alexander George.
A Directory for the Navigation of the South Pacific Ocean with Descriptions of its Coastal Islands, Etc. from the Strait of Magalhaens to Panama, and Those of New Zealand, Australia, etc.; Its Winds, Currents, and Passages.
London: Richard Holmes Laurie, 1877.
Fourth edition.
A detailed guide to the coast lines and islands of the South Pacific, as far as Antarctic waters. Includes Straits of Magellan, Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, South Shetlands- the Antarctic Lands, New Zealand, Tahiti (Society), Fiji, New Hebrides, Galapagos, Marquesas, Solomons, eastern New Guinea, Coral Sea, Australia, winds currents, tides and passages through the Pacific. Thick 8vo, folding frontispiece map, lvi, 1119pp, Index, ads [2], 4 plates and 3 folding maps. Gilt and blind stamped brown cloth, with gilt title at spine. With a bookseller stamp at the front free end paper (Thomas Haynes, Cardiff) previous owner name in pencil (Capt. Samuel C. Pennell), and bookbinder label (Lewis & Sons, Fleet St., London) inside rear cover. Sml area of discoloration at lower corner front board, gently rubbed at spine. OCLC: 7833030. Hardcover. Very good condition.


Arbuckle Bros. Coffee Co.
Australia. Coffee Company Advertising Card.
New York: Arbuckle Bros., 1889.
Postcard size lithographed advertising card, in the central circle a map of Australia, divided into Western Australia, Alexandra Land, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria & Tasmania, with population 3,471,102. Four circular medallions illustrate the kangaroo, sheep raising, black swan and washing gold. On the verso is a description of "Grind your Coffee at Home." and an explanation that this is one of a series of 50 cards, this one no. 94 Lithographed by Donaldson Brothers, N.Y. Corners slightly bumped, small scratch in explanatory text. Very good overall.

[With Image of Victorian Aborigines' Family] [Australia].
Around the World.
Ca. 1870.
Folding album of photographic lithographs of sites around the world, including 8 images of Melbourne and Sidney (sic). The Melbourne images include: King and Royal Family of Aborigines; Bourke Street; Town Hall; and Sandrige (sic) Pier. The Sydney images are: Exhibition Building, Alfred Park; The New Town Hall; The Zig Zag Lithgow Valley, Blue Mountains; and Government House. Other cities pictured in the album include: London, Dublin, Edinburgh, Paris, Versailles, Lyon, Bruxelles, Berlin, Rhein, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Dresden, Wien, Schweiz, Rom, Petersburg, Constantinople, New York, Niagara Falls, Washington (with "President's House"), Chicago, and San Francisco. Typically these were printed in Germany, although there is no printed publisher. Purple gilt and blind stamped cloth, with gilt title at front cover and gilt hemispheres at back. Slightly sunned at spine, otherwise remarkably bright purple cloth covers. Internally, very crisp images. 6 x 4 1/4" (closed). Four images per page, with each image 2 3/8 x 1 1/2". Hardcover. Very good condition.


Australia Social Conditions.
Melbourne: Minister of State for External Affairs, 1915.
One of the first things which in all probability would strike a newcomer to Australia is the absence of that violent contrast between rich and poor which is unfortunately so marked a feature in older lands. (p4) 8vo, 48pp, b&w photographs. Gray printed wrappers, title and crest in dark blue at front wrapper, staple bound. Paperback. Very good condition.

[Australia; Travel brochure].
The Route to Australia. Matson Line, South Seas & Australian Service, San Francisco. Express Service to Australia only 17 days.
San Francisco: (1929).
Fastest of all routes form the United States to Australia - the Matson Line from San Francisco to Sydney! Most interesting, too - you make daylight stops at Honolulu (Hawaii), Pago Pago (Samoa) and Suva (Fiji), with ample time for shore excursions! Travel brochure for American tourists to Australia, with Illustrated wraps, with young Hawaiian woman in flamboyant feather headdress, rear cover with b&w photographs of ocean liners. 15 1/4 X 9" folding to 3 7/8 x 9". Very good condition.

[Australia; Travel brochure] [Trompf, Percy].
Australia Calls You. The Continent of Opportunity!
Sydney: Bloxham & Chambers, 1928.
Travel guide, the covers illustrated by by Australian poster artist Percy Trompf, the images "Twelve Thousand Miles of Golden Beaches"; "Settler, Investor, Tourist!" and "The Continent of Opportunity!". This brochure was compiled and issued jointly by the Australian Railways Commissioners, ten years after the completion of the Trans-Australian Railway, which linked Western Australia with the rest of the continent. The line started in Kalgoorlie, ran to Port Augusta, a distance of 1,051 miles, and then joined the railways of South Australia & the eastern states. With color illustrated wrappers signed "Trompf". 8vo, 35pp, b&w illustrations throughout. Very good condition.


[Aviation; Kangaroo].
Australia Advances. Kangaroo (to his hero): Hinkle, Hinkle, Little Star! Sixteen Days -- and here you are!" Caricature in Punch Magazine.
London: Punch, 1928.
Full page engraving from Punch Magazine, commemorating Bert Hinkler's arrival in Darwin on February 22, 1929 after a record solo flight of only 15 days from England to Australia. It shows a kangaroo leaping into the air and waving a welcome flag as a small biplane roars overhead. With the caption [With Mr. Punch's warm congratulations to Mr. Hinkler on his great solo performance.] Hinkler smashed the previous record of 28 days, and made him a media sensation. Very good condition.

Bridgman, L. J.
New York: H. M. Caldwell, 1906.
Cleverly illustrated children's book, in which a silhouette appears to be one thing, and then is revealed as something completely different on the following page. With a kangaroo silhouette which turns out to be a captain's dog, sitting watch on the pier! Each illustration with two lines of verse printed below. Other pairs of images cleverly illustrated include: a stern Russian soldier revealed to be Santa Claus; a donkey revealed to be Mollie bandaged for mumps; a horse revealed to be a little girl perched on a fence; a reindeer revealed to be cousin Mary sitting near cactus plants. Other animals are a hippo, lion, pig, rabbit, hungry goat, cat, camel, bear, giraffe, hen, butterfly, and turkey. Sml 8vo, not paginated, 76 leaves. Plaid cloth covers with green & red illustrated label laid down at front and rear boards. No title at spine. Small pencil inscription at illustrated front free end paper. Hardcover. Very good condition.


British Antarctic Expedition 1937-39.
Expedition to the Antarctic organized by Ernest Walker on the ship "Westward". Collection of 15 photographs.
Three portraits of the "Westward" a beautiful four-mastered ship, on board the "Westward", each with BAE 1937-9 stamped on the verso; and nine small snapshots of the same with the expedition on verso. Three bear inscriptions "Photo by Mr. Bishop July 1937"; "REP in Lookout on Westward June 1938" & "Southend Pier taken from rigging of Westward June 1939. Published Daily Telegraphy July 1939". The rest of the photographs are unidentified. Also, an advertising memento of the expedition, a paper wrapper for Horlick's Malted Milk, printed on both sides with "British Antarctic Expedition 1937. Horlick's" with other Horlick's information. After three years of fund raising efforts, WWII finally put an end to Ernest Walker's expedition.


Cadell & Davies, publishers.
New Publications. The Following Valuable Works Have Been Recently Published by T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, Strand, Advertising the Second Volume of Collins, "An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales"
London: Cadell & Davies, July 1, 1802.
Cadell & Davies, publishers of David Collin's "An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales", advertise the issue of the rare 1802 second volume in their July 1st, 1802 Publishers list. It is listed as Item 3: "A Second volume of an Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, comprising the Transactions of the Settlement for Four Years subsequent to the former Account; and containing some interesting Particulars of the Discovery of Bass Strait, and further Observations on the Customs and Manners of the Natives of New Holland, by Lieutenant-Colonel Collins, author of the former Volume. Handsomely printed in Quarto, with a Map, and other Engravings of Views, Natural. History, & c." The second volume is extremely rare and important in that it included information from George Bass's & Matthew Flinder's account of the discovery of Bass Strait and the circumnavigation of Tasmania. Bass's journal was subsequently lost. Collins wrote the first official account of New South Wales. Because of Collin's position of authority (Collins went to Botany Bay originally as judge-advocate, but also served as secretary to Gov. Phillip), this work is considered a trustworthy view of colonial Australia. One of the foundation works on early Australia. Pamphlet, 8vo, 4pp. A total of 30 publications are listed. With three stab marks in the left margin, never bound. Edges untrimmed, foredge margin with some creases, slt. dusty top edge. Paperback. Very good condition.


Campbell, Mrs. A.
Rough and Smooth or Ho! For an Australian Gold Field.
Quebec, Canada: Hunter, Rose & Co, 1865.
First edition.
An unusual account of the Victorian gold diggings in Australia by a woman. Ferguson 7851 states; "Interesting description of the Ovens diggings and the conditions of the diggers and other residents. Reference to the licensing troubles." 8vo, viii (4 blank), [5]-138. Original mauve blind & gilt stamped cloth, now sunned to a taupe color. A little water staining on the lower cloth that migrates slightly to the lower endpapers and title, spine tips & corners rubbed and outer hinge cloth cracked but tight. Overall, still a good+ copy of this uncommon account.


Casey, Richard Gavin.
ALS Richard Gavin Casey, 16th Governor General of Australia.
Ca. 1939.
Signature of the Australian diplomat and politician (1890 - 1976), on letterhead of Australian Legation, Washington, DC. Casey was the head of the Australian legation in Washington DC, Australia's first diplomatic post, established in 1939 by Sir Robert Menzies. He later served as minister of state to the Middle East; governor of Bengal, India and minister for the Australian intelligence service during the Cold War. Casey took part in the treaty negotiations for the cooperative exploration and research of the Antarctic. In blue ink, with his first two initials. 5 x 7 1/2" cream colored stock. Two original folds. Very good condition.

Cherry-Garrard, Apsley.
The Worst Journey in the World. Antarctic 1910-1913.
London: Constable & Co., 1922.
First edition.
Rare first edition of this Antarctic classic, which includes the 10 panoramic collotype plates that do not appear in later editions. It is a first-person account of Scott's last Antarctic Expedition from 1910-13. Hearing of Scott's proposed 2nd expedition, Cherry-Garrard volunteered his services to Dr. Wilson, whom he had met previously. "In an expedition every member of which was a specialist, he was accepted by Scott on Wilson's recommendation alone & duly enlisted as 'assistant zoologist". Yet from the outset, despite his youth and inexperience, he won the affectionate regard of his more seasoned comrades, and before the close of the expedition had more sledge-journeys to his credit than any other surviving member... Cherry-Garrard was warmly commended by Scott for his efficiency and unselfishness as a sledger and tent-mate. In the comparative comfort of life at base, he edited the South Polar Times. Wilson chose Bowers and Cherry-Garrard -- 'the pick of the sledging element' (Scott) -- as his companions for a Winter Journey in 1911 to the rookery of the Emperor Penguin at Cape Crozier, an exploit which is still without parallel in the annals of polar exploration. On their return 5 weeks later, Scott described their journey as 'the hardest that has ever been made' -- a phrase which later suggested to Cherry-Garrard the title of his narrative. The book is widely regarded as the most readable of all the Antarctic literature - it has been suggested that the manuscript was heavily edited by George Bernard Shaw, who was a close family friend of the Cherry-Garrards. 2 vols., large 8vo, lxiv, 300pp, (4) appendix, 30 ills & 4 maps (&) viii, 301-585pp, 28 ills & 1 map. A pleasant period green half morocco sunned evenly to brown, raised bands and gilt titles, green pebbled cloth, marbled end papers, front pastedowns with bookplate of Claud Lambton, top edges gilt, fore-edges and lower edges uncut. An increasingly difficult book to find in a first edition. Spence 278; Rosove 71.A2. Hardcover.


[Children's] Bowline, Tom (pseudonym).
The Young Sailor; or the Sea-Life of Tom Bowline, Third Series - No. 8.
New York: Kiggins & Kellogg, Late 1850s.
A cautionary tale of the young son of "an humble farmer" who insists on going to sea, despite his parents admonitions, and of the frightening adventures he undergoes. The voyage takes Tom from China to New South Wales, to Banguay Island (north of Borneo) and Suba Island before reaching "Rio" and beginning the journey home. Tom now admonishes his young friends "not to seek for ease and happiness on the uncertain ocean". Not in Muir. 16mo, 2 7/8 inches by 4 1/2 inches, 16pp, 6 b&w illus. Paper wrappers with decorative black rules and title in black on front cover. Back cover ads for Kiggins & Kellogg, Publishers, Booksellers and Stationers, 123 & 125 William Street. Slightly dusty covers. 'Frank Michaels 1862' is written in manuscript inside front wrapper. Very good condition.


[Children's] [Kangaroo].
Animal ABC Book. A Pleasing Primer for Little Children.
New York: Hurst & Company, Ca. 1880.
Scarce primer, with nursery rhymes at the left hand page and, at the right, each letter of the alphabet (capital and lower case) illustrated with an animal, with a kangaroo for "K". There are also four full page charming b&w illustrations of country scenes. Mother Hubbard Series printed at front cover. Illustrated stiff paper boards, with animal scene at front board and two children at rear board. 8vo, not paginated, [16] pp. Covers gently rubbed. OCLC: 45214333 lists only 2 American libraries that own this item. Hardcover. Very good condition.


[Children's] [Kangaroo].
John Dicks' Nursery Tales: Alphabet of Common Objects.
London: John Dicks, Ca. 1900.
Scarce alphabet, with each letter of the alphabet illustrated in color, with a kangaroo for "K". Other animals include Ourang-Outang and Parrot. Illustrated paper wrappers with ornate floral red and black printed border and title at front wrapper. 8vo, not paginated, [14] pp, advertisements at rear wrapper and inside front & rear wrappers. Front wrapper reinforced inside with archival tape. OCLC: 212742759 Very good condition.


[Children's] [Kangaroo, Lyre Bird].
The Good Boy's Primer.
Philadelphia: Moss & Brother, Ca. 1840.
Scarce early primer, with half page woodblock illustration of a male and female lyre bird at a spelling page with "Lesson in Three letters" and a kangaroo at page 39. Other topics include an Arctic scene and a scene of the vintage (picking grapes). Contents include an alphabet, pictures of animals, spelling lesson, reading lesson, and pictures for good children. The reading lesson includes an illustration of "An Arctic Scene" with two lines of text below. Small 8vo, 45pp. Illustrated paper wrappers. Wrappers rubbed, chipped, somewhat marked. Defective, corner missing of back wrapper, half page 47- 48, with the lion on one side, the dove on the other, but strong images, including two Australian references. Very good overall.

[Children's; Kangaroo, Wombat, Esquimaux Dog, Polar Bear] Williams, C.
Child's Natural History of BEASTS.
New Haven: Durrie and Peck, Ca. 1841.
Beasts include the Kangaroo, the Polar Bear, Wapiti Deer, Ourang Outang, Wombat, Esquimaux Dog, Arctic Fox, etc. Original brown gilt buckram with gilt elephant at front board, decorated gilt spine. 32mo, 191pp, frontispiece, illustrated title page, and 47 illustrations of animals, each accompanied by a short descriptive text. Covers slt dusty, leading corners a bit rubbed; internally some light foxing. OCLC: 241687164 Hardcover. Very good overall.


[Children's; kangaroos, penguins] Scortecci, Giuseppe.
Piccoli di Animali e Animali Piccoli.
Torino, Italy: Unione Tipografico, 1934.
An Italian children's book of animals, with charming stylized illustrations by Filberto Mateldi. With a Chapter 1 is on kangaroos (Il Cangurino) (7pp), and on penguins (Pinguinopoli) (7pp). From "La scala d'oro", serie IIIa - per i ragazzi di anni 8 - n. 9. 8vo, 100pp. Decorative covers, with title in gray on white at front cover and white on gray spine. Covers fresh and bright, very slt rubbed top of spine, with the original waxed wrapper. Internally bright and fresh. Hardcover. Very good condition.

[Children's] [Lyre Bird, Black Swan].
Merrill's Pictorial Gallery. The Bird Cage, with Illustrations.
Concord, NH: Rufus Merrill, 1852.
The 'Lyre-Bird' "lives almost wholly on the ground. .. the tail, which is much longer than the body, consists of feathers of different sorts, so arranged as to form, when raised in an erect position, a figure nearly of the shape of the ancient lyre." Also includes the Black Swan, the Penguin, and the Cassowary. 12mo (5 1/2 x 7 1/4"), 24pp, charming woodblock engravings throughout. Pale pink pp wrapper dusty & chipped, and lacking the back wrapper. Sewn with a whip stitch binding. A couple of brown spots internally but overall in pleasant condition, definitely read by a child. Wraps.


[Children's] [Lyre Bird] Merrill, Rufus and Co, publishers.
Book about Birds.
Concord, New Hampshire: Rufus Merrill and Co, Ca. 1845.
Eleven birds are illustrated including a full page woodblock illustration of an Australian lyrebird. Descriptions of eight birds appear, including the swallow, the Boat-Bill (of Brazil), the Roseate Spoonbill, blue jay, hoopoe, robin, belted kingfisher & the dove. 12mo, 16pp. Original yellow printed wrappers entitled "Book about Birds", with the original hand stitching. With ads for a general assortment of Merrill publications on the back wrapper. Good impression, the woodblock illustrations dark and crisp. Small stain at foredge not affecting illustrations. Pamphlet. Very good condition.


[Children's] [Lyre Bird] Merrill, Rufus and Co, publishers.
Book about Birds Part II.
Concord, New Hampshire: Rufus Merrill and Co, Ca. 1855.
Eleven birds are illustrated including an Australian lyrebird. Descriptions of eight birds appear, including the swallow, the Boat-Bill (of Brazil), the Roseate Spoonbill, blue jay, hoopoe, robin, belted kingfisher & the dove. 12mo pamphlet, stitched binding, 16pp & orig. tan printed wrappers entitled "Book about Birds". With ads for a general assortment of Merrill publications on the back wrapper. Previous owner name at title page. Pamphlet. Very good condition.


[China, Formosa].
Philip's Authentic Imperial Maps for Tourists & Travellers.
Liverpool: George Philip & Son, Ltd, Ca. 1920.
Printed color map on linen for the British tourist trade, prior to the beginning of the Communist era. With two printed lists of Philips' maps inside the front cover, with a black label from New York map seller, C. S. Hammond & Co. The map itself is titled China, Manchuria and Mongolia. With two insets at the lower left: Peiping and Environs; and Hong Kong and Canton. The map extends from Manchuria in the north down to Northern India. Not dated, but showing Formosa as belonging to Japan; Japan occupied Taiwan for 50 years, from 1895 to 1945. Hongkong (sic) shown as British. Folded in original brown cloth covers, with title in black at front board. Folded measures 4 1/4 x 7 1/2"; unfolded 25 1/2 x 21 1/4". Hardcover. Very good condition.

[China; Missionaries].
Report of the Directors to the (London) Missionary Society, May 13, 1813.
London: London Missionary Society, 1813.
A report of the work world-wide of the London Missionary Society, including the work of Robert Morrison (1782 - 1834), the first Christian Protestant missionary to China, who translated the Bible into Chinese after 25 years work. Morrison completed a 'Grammar of the Chinese Language', referred to here; this work was of great importance in terms of advancing English understanding of China. Morrison worked on his Bible translation at great risk; to publish Christian books in Chinese was a capital crime, and an Edict was issued against him and anyone perceived as undermining Chinese religion: "Mr. Morrison has transmitted to us the copy of an Edict, which was issued by the emperor of China, whereby printing religious books and establishing preachers are made capital offences (sic)". The report also covers missionary activity in Africa, India, including Travancore, Vizagapatam, Belhary, Madras, Ceylon, Lascars and Chinese; China; West Indies including Tobago, Trinidad, Demarara, Berbice, Otaheite, Canada and Malta. 8vo, 19pp, original printed paper wrappers. Small library stamp upper right. With 'Hon. S. Holten from S. W. Putnam' written in contemporary hand at the front cover. Very good condition.


[China; Missionaries].
Year Book of Prayer for Missions 1929. The Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
New York: Board of Foreign Missions, Presbyterian Church, 1929.
The month of January with listing of missionaries in China, at the South China Mission, Yunnan, Hunan, and Hainan, covering the period 1872 to 1927. The month of July with listing of missionaries for North China, Central China and Kiangan, covering the period 1879 to 1929. 16mo, 192pp, maps, listing of Mission Stations, Missionaries in the Homeland, Missionaries in the Foreign Field, Index of Stations. Decorative paper wrappers with Gothic arch design and title in tan on orange ground. Paperback. Very good condition.

[China; Missionaries] Mears, David; Woodworth, C. L.; Pike, Gustavus; Pond, Wm.
The Centennial Problem; and its Uncertain Factor. Pentecostal Methods of Evangelization. Relation of Freedmen to African Evangelization. Missions among the Chinese in America.
American Missionary Association, 1876.
Addresses delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Missionary Association, October 25th and 26th, 1876. Speakers include Rev. David O. Mears; Rev. C. L. Woodworth; Rev. Gustavus D. Pike; and the Rev. Wm. C. Pond. Pond writes of the Chinese "army" of immigrants arriving in San Francisco, and of the recent "outburst of anti-Chinese feeling". 8vo, 32pp, printed gray paper wrappers, title in black at front cover. Slight vertical crease at front cover, unobtrusive library stamp upper right corner. Paperback. Very good condition.

[China; Travel brochure] China Travel Service.
Romance of Transportation.
Travel brochure with color map of China on verso, showing steamship routes. Folded, 3 1/2 x 7 1/2" , opens to 10 1/2 x 7 1/2". Color illustrated wrappers, with illustrations of Great Wall and Yangtze Gorges. B&w photographs by Chung Hwa Studio include modes of transportation, Yangtze River Steamer, The Bund, Wagon-Lits interior shots, interior shots of river steamers, hotels. Very good condition.


[China] Trescot, William Henry; Evarts, William M.
ALS from William Henry Trescot, commissioner on China Treaty of 1880, to Mrs. William Evarts, wife of Secretary of State Evarts.
Ca. 1880.
A letter from the diplomat William Henry Trescot (1822 - 1898) offering gifts of Chinese embroidery from the Imperial Palace, to Secretary of State William M. Evarts' (1818 - 1901) and his wife. Trescot had worked for Evarts in China in 1880 on a commission to modify the Treaty of 1868 by restricting the immigration of Chinese laborers into the US. The intense pressure to reduce the number of Chinese laborers felt by the members of the commission had come primarily from American labor on the Pacific coast. Trescot and the other commissioners were greeted cordially by the Chinese government, which was however extremely reluctant to change the terms of the Treaty of 1868, but which eventually capitulated. The Treaty of 1880 stipulated that the restriction "shall only apply to Chinese laborers, other classes not being included in the limitation". The demand to reduce the number of immigrants was seen by China as an offensive discrimination; not eight years later the anti immigrant pressure surged again, resulting in the Scott Immigration Act, a deliberate violation of the terms agreed upon in 1880. In this letter, Trescot sends gifts of Chinese embroidery "made and used only in the Imperial Palace" ... 'one of them is a full length of a Manchu Princess in which the robe as perfect as the one worn - the other is a group of chrysanthemums arranged in the shape of a Chinese character which means "Health and Prosperity" .... " Folded cream colored card stock, 3 1/2 x 5 1/4". Very good condition.


The International Cricket Match at Hoboken -- Scene on the St. George's Ground, on the Morning of the Match.
New York: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1859.
A print illustrating the first international match between England and the United States, played at Hoboken, New Jersey, on October 3 - 5, 1859. Founded in 1838 and nicknamed the "Dragonslayers", the St. George's Cricket Club hosted the first international cricket match in 1844, between Canada & the US. The SGCC set the standard of US cricket from 1838 to the Civil War. Most of its playing members were British born; native born Americans were excluded from participating in their 'English game.' The SGCC established a touring tradition for American cricket, which culminated in George Parr's All England XI visiting New York and Montreal in 1859. This was the first occasion that a professional team of players in any sport had played in the US. The All England Team of professionals played a US XXII team which comprised five SGCC players. England scored 156 and dismissed the US XXII for 38 and 54. Woodblock print with later hand color, 14 1/2 x 9 1/2", matted. Very good condition.


Cumpston. J.H.L.
The History of Small-pox in Australia, 1788-1908.
Melbourne: Albert J. Mullett, Government Printer,, 1914.
First edition.
Service publication (Australian Quarantine Service), by the first director-general of the Australian Department of Health and later biographer of Australian explorers Charles Sturt, T. L. Mitchell and A.C. Gregory. No. 3.182 pages. 3 maps including 1. Perth 2. Launceston with red marks indicating outbreaks). The first chapter deals with the disease amongst the aborigines and then goes colony to colony around the country. One of the folding maps is of Perth with the center of the outbreak centered on Subiaco. Yellow limp cloth wrapper with title on front, ex-lib with # on top front wrapper, blind stamp lower wrapper. Internally very good. Spine a little split. Paperback. Good + overall.

[Fiji; Newspaper].
The Polynesian Gazette, Levuka, Fiji 1885, with article on the "Native Taxation and labor question"
Levuka, Fiji: The Polynesian Gazette, 1885.
A single issue of this Fijian newspaper for Tuesday November 24, 1885, printed on tapa, and in remarkably good condition. With many front page advertisements for British and Australian merchants and banks, including Henry Cave & Co., Hudson Brothers (Sydney); Wm. Sloane and Co., Bank of New Zealand, and Union Bank of Australia. With an article on page 2 titled "What Next?" concerning the "Native Taxation and labor question", in which the editors argue that "we should do all in our power for their sakes (the Fijians) as well as our own in assisting them to obtain more liberty of action, and the enjoyment of more rights and privileges." (page 2). 4pp, with fringed edges at the top and bottom, very bright, with 2 old folds, now flattened. 17 1/2 x 25". Very good condition.


[Gold & Mining].
Advertising card for B. T. Babbitt's Soap Powder, illustrated with miners & sacks of gold.
US: 18xx.
Lithographed trade card for B. T. Babbitt's Soap Powder, depicting Uncle Sam with a large scale on which he balances a large box of the soap powder, as two miners load sacks of gold on the other side. The lithographed illustration with the caption "a thing of worth is a joy forever", and the name Bufford at the lower right. Advertising text for the soap on verso. 4 x 5 1/2". Slightly toned at verso, otherwise very good condition. Very good condition.

[Gold & Mining].
Australia - A Night Scene in the Gold "Diggins"; The Home Circle, 1869.
London: 1869.
Party on, miners! Cover b&w woodblock engraving of miners playing cards, drinking and smoking in front of their tent, reminiscent of S.T. Gill. The view corresponds with the leading article of the issue. 8vo, pp 209 - 224, b&w ills. Weekly magazine, No. 170 - Vol. VII. Paperback. Very good condition.


[Gold & Mining].
Australia and Her Gold Fields - The First Miners of the Bathurst District; The Home Circle, 1869.
London: 1869.
Cover b&w woodblock engraving of gold miners working a stream, reminiscent of S.T. Gill. The view corresponds with the leading article of the issue. 8vo, pp 97 - 112, b&w ills. Unusual English weekly magazine, No. 163 - Vol. VII. Paperback. Very good condition.


[Gold & Mining].
View of Melbourne, Port Philip; The Home Circle, 1869.
Cover b&w wood engraving of countryside with cows in the foreground, city in the distance. The view corresponds with the leading article of the issue. 8vo, pp 129 - 144, b&w ills. Unusual English weekly magazine, No. 165 - Vol. VII. Paperback. Very good condition.


[Gold & Mining] After J.S. Prout.
Australia and Her Gold Fields - View of Sydney, New South Wales The Home Circle 1869.
London: 1869.
A view of Sydney Harbour by J.S. Prout, possibly without his permission, engraved by J. P. Wall, as the cover illustration for this uncommon weekly magazine. View of ships at dock, in the harbor in Sydney, with the city in the distance. The view corresponds with the leading article of the issue. 8vo, pp 66 - 80, b&w ills. Weekly magazine, No. 161 - Vol. VII. Paperback. Very good condition.


Green, John Kilby.
Toy theatre scenery showing Emigration Office "The Gold Fields of Australia" from Pollock's Scenes in Whitington and his Cat, No. 12, Trick Scene.
London: B. Pollock, Ca. 1853.
A single sheet from a children's toy theatre set, showing the facades of buildings including one with the sign "Emigration Office" with a sign in the window reading "The Gold Fields of Australia". Printed below the street scene, "London, Published by B. Pollock, 73 Hoxton Street, Hoxton". Toy theatre plays were based on a real stage production of the time, which was performed at Covent Garden. The scenes and characters for this toy theatre play were created by John Kilby Green; the play required 28 sheets, characters, scenery, tricks, and an instruction book. 8 1/2 x 6 3/4". Very good condition.


[Hawkesowrth, Dr.] Parsons, J. ed.
Minor Theatre being a collection of the most approved Farces, Operas and Comedies in one, two and three acts.
London: J. Jarvis for J. Parsons, 1794.
Complete in 7 volumes bound in full tree calf morocco with gilt decoration. Each volume contains 5 plays by diverse authors as Samuel Foote, Arthur Murphy and David Garrick; Vol. 4 includes the play "Edgar and Emmeline" by Dr. Hawkesworth, who was later to edit Captain James Cooks papers relative to his first voyage to the South Pacific. Vol. 6 includes a play by John Burgoyne, Gentleman Johnny, the British general of note who surrendered his army of 5000 at the Battle of Saratoga in the American Revolution. 12mo, each play individually paginated in roughly 40-70pp, most published in 1793 or 1794, each illustrated with a beautifully engraved title & portrait (usually of an actress or actor), with the heading "Parson's Minor Theatre". Gilt inner & outer dentelles original marbled endpapers, silk bookmarks, period bookplate of George Galway Mills Esq. (member of the British Parliament for Mitchell or St. Michael 1807-8). Red & green title and volume labels, a little rubbed at edges, but very pleasant overall. 35 copies are listed on OCLC; however many are odd volumes. Hardcover. Very good overall.


Heaton, Samuel Cooper.
Pre Civil War Ledger recording free blacks working at Heaton Family Farm (John Heaton and Samuel Cooper Heaton), Amenia & Washington, Dutchess County New York, 1810-1843.
1801 - 1843.
Ledger of some 200 pages with a substantial and detailed record of work performed by free blacks in Dutchess County, New York decades before the Civil War. The ledger begins in 1801 by John Heaton (1776-1827) of Throgs Neck, New York and contains the name, on the first inside page, of his son Samuel Cooper Heaton (born 1811), who apparently took over the ledger and the management of a farm, after his father's death. The Amenia section of the ledger begins in 1810. Other Heaton family names listed include Isaac and Jonah Heaton. The Heatons hired quite a few individuals to work on the farm in Dutchess County who are clearly identified as African Americans. The most frequently hired individual is identified as "Black Philip or Philip Freeman" (Philip is sometimes spelled with two "l""s, and Freeman is also spelled Freman) who also lived at the farm. An entry (page 30) beginning with the date October 23 1841 and carrying through to March 12, 1842 lists the days Phillip worked and his wages at the right column. At the top of the page his rate is $1 per day in October and November; at the middle of the page (December 30), his wage changes to $3 per month: "Philip began to work again for me at $3 per month untill the first of April". There is an interesting note indicating the degree of trust in this relationship: "Philip says he came in my house the middle of Feb 1840 and was to pay $1 Dollar per month for the time he stays in A. I have charged to him page (73) 8 months of it which would make it settled to the middle of October 1841." Other names of free blacks include "Henry Couloured (sic) Man", "Black Jane Ann (4/per week); "Coloured Man John H. Colden" (there is a single page receipt loosely inserted for a payment on June 3, 1842 for "1 pair fine boots 22/ - box blacking/ 02.88"); and "Martin a Coloured Man". Dutchess County had a struggling population of employed free blacks prior to the Civil War, with one of the most well-known being James Brown (not mentioned in the ledger), who started working in 1829 as a laborer, coachman and gardener at Mt. Gulian, the historic Fishkill home of the Verplanck family. Brown was an escaped slave born Anthony Fisher in Fredericktown, Maryland in 1793, who escaped to New York City, received assistance from the Verplanck family, became emancipated and returned to the South to purchase the freedom of his wife. Brown kept private journals describing his life in Fishkill spanning the period 1829 to 1866 which are now at the New York Historical Society. There are many entries from 1840-1843, including those dated at Amenia and Washington, Dutchess County, New York. Names that appear repeatedly during this period include Barbary Van Wyck, Martha Dorlan, Levi Miller, Eli Reed, Court Horton (whose signature appears near the end of the ledger), and Charles Hazelton. The local people were purchasing farm goods from the Heatons. About 10 pages have been cut out. Most of the entries are a straight accounting of receivables, although at the rear there is a full page given to the written contract between Peter Rickey and Court Horton, in which Rickey agrees to work for Horton for a one year term, for the sum of $120, commencing April 1, 1842; it is signed by both parties. Approx. 6.5 by 15.5 inches. From the "Fred W. Haida Collection" of Putnam County NY, stamped on end paper. Quarter brown leather with tan boards; no title. Boards and spine rubbed and marked. Front inner hinge loose, but holding. Hardcover.


Heilprin, Angelo.
Mont Pelee and the Tragedy of Martinique.
Philadelphia & London: Lippincott, 1903.
First edition.
First hand observations of one of the greatest natural disasters of the twentieth century, the eruption of Mount Pelee in 1902, which killed approximately 30,000 people, most in the city of Saint Pierre. The volcano is still active on Martinique, the French Caribbean island in the Lesser Antilles. Written by the American explorer and geologist Angelo Heilprin (1853 - 1907) and including the author's photographs of the erupting volcano, this work marks the inception of modern volcanology. Tall 4to, xiii, 335 pp, maps, b&w ills. Black pictorial cloth covers, gilt title at spine. Hardcover. Very good condition.


Hering, Carl.
Electricity at the Paris Exposition of 1889. Forming a Portion of Volume IV of the United States Commissioners to the Universal Exposition of 1889 at Paris.
New York: W. J. Johnston Co, 1893.
Limited edition.
Paris, the City of Light, and how she gained electric lighting is explained by the author here: "The great scarcity of electric lighting in Paris, at present, is due to a great extent to the almost prohibitory conditions imposed by the city, in the form of a very high municipal tax on the power which is used for electric lighting purposes. The reason for this is that electric lighting would otherwise, to a great extent, replace gas lighting, which is in the hands of monopolists holding important privileges, who share their profits in a certain proportion with the city". (p77). This is a report on the electrical features of the Paris Universal Exposition of 1889, with an account of the work done by the International Congress of Electricians. The most important symbol of this Exposition was the Eiffel Tower, which was completed in 1889 and which visitors were only able to climb to the second floor. Another building made for the fair was the enormous Galerie Des Machines, the longest indoor space at the time, constructed of iron. Written by Carl Hering (1860 - 1926), one of the leading minds of electrical engineering, both in design and construction. Hering did research in the electrophysical and electrochemical fields, and discovered several significant natural laws. Contents include: electro dynamics, telegraphy and telephony, annunciators etc, electrochemistry, electrical measuring instruments, thermo generators, applications of electricity in medicine, and miscellaneous exhibits including lightning rods, steel magnets. 8vo, 250pp, b&w ills. Green gilt cloth. Covers slightly rubbed. Hardcover. Very good condition.


[Indonesia; Singapore; Philippines].
Two ALS letters from an American employee of Goodyear traveling in the Netherlands East Indies, December 1938.
Two highly descriptive letters written by an American Goodyear employee named "Howard", traveling in South East Asia, both on letterhead of the M. V. Cingalese Prince. This ship was a British motor merchant vessel completed in 1929 and sunk in 1941 in a German U Boat attack, en route Bombay to Liverpool, with only 20 survivors. Here, in the first letter, dated Dec. 4, 1938 the author describes Java, Manila, and Saigon. In the second he describes Stinkapore (sic), Penang, Balawan and Medan. 5x8", totaling 20pp; with envelope addressed to Mr. W. B. Knight, 628 Pansy Ave., Winter Park, Florida. Very good condition.


[Indonesia, Sumatra; Travel brochure].
Brastagi Grand Hotel, Sumatra East Coast.
Bristol, England: ES & A Robinson Ltd, printer, ca. 1940.
The climate is favourably compared by well-known medical men to that of Davos. Travel brochure for the Indonesian mountain resort. with photographic illustrations of diversions including climbing nearby Sibayak Crater, horse back riding, billiards, dancing, tennis etc. Sites to visit include "ancient batak", with photographs of batak headdress, batak dance & batak houses. Verso of brochure with color illustrations of the interior of the hotel, showing the card room, dining room, ball room and suite de luxe. Also with a chart of shipping costs to Belawan, and schedule of K.L.M flights. Printed in blue on one side, full color illustrations on the verso. Designed by Masters Ltd. Singapore, printed by ES & A Robinson Ltd, Bristol, England. Folded 5 1/2 x 4 1/2". Unfolded, 22 1/2 x 8". Very good condition.

Inland Sea of Japan.
Ca. 1925.
Travel brochure in English for the recently inaugurated Japan-China Rapid Express Service on the "Nagasaki Maru" and the "Shanghai Maru", part of the NYK Line, or Nippon Yusen Kaisha, a steamship company established in 1885. The brochure opened is 7 panels wide, with a color map on the verso showing the route from Kobe through the Inland Sea, to Nagasaki and Shanghai. With map titles in Chinese, Japanese and English. Reverse side with four panels of text, 5 b&w photographs of picturesque sites, and a price chart for the two steamship liners. Front panel with color illustration of a steamship liner crossing the Inland Sea. Very slightly wrinkled at front panel, otherwise very good condition. 3 3/4 x 7 1/2". Unfolded, 25 3/4 x 7 1/2".

[Japan; Travel brochure].
Kyoto and Vicinity in Spring and Summer.
Kyoto: The Kyoto Information Bureau, 1927.
Oblong 8vo, (ii), 16pp, (4 ads), printed in black, red & blue, color folding map "Map of Kyoto and Vicinity", which opens to 14 1/2 x 20 1/4". Attractive color wrappers depicting a night scene of Japanese & Westerners enjoying the famous weeping cherry tree at Maruyama Park next to Yasaka Shrine. The tree is illuminated by elevated burning baskets. Printed by Jigyokudo Co, Ltd. Paperback. Very good condition.

Johnston, Alexander Keith.
The Physical Atlas - A series of maps & illustrations of the Geographical Distribution of Natural Phenomena embracing I. Geology II. Hydrography III. Meteorology IV. Natural History.
Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1850.
Important work by the Scottish geographer Alexander Keith Johnston (1804 - 1871), who was urged to put together the Atlas by the Prussian explorer and geographer Alexander von Humboldt, whose research was incorporated into the work. Von Humboldt believed in the unity of nature, in examining all the sciences in order to understand the complex interrelation of life on the planet. The range and scope of topics in this Atlas speaks to that inspiration. There are four divisions, each with a broad range of subjects. The Geological Division includes, among other subjects: Volcanic phenomena and distribution over the globe, earthquakes, the geology of the globe, and glaciers. 34pp text (1-34), 10 double-page plates include The Mountain Systems of Europe; Geological Structures of the Globe; Mountain Chains in Asia and Europe; Mountain Chains in North America; Mountain Chains in South America; Illustration of the Glacier Systems of the Alps; the Phenomena of Volcanic Action; Comparative Views of Remarkable Geological Phenomena; Paleontological Map of the British Islands; Paleontological Map. (inset of ammonites). The Hydrographical Division subjects include: the Atlantic Ocean (and Humboldt's theory of its formation), monsoons, rivers, steam navigation, temperatures, and tidal maps. 16pp text (1-16), 6 double-page maps include: Physical Chart of Atlantic Ocean; Indian Ocean & the Pacific Ocean; Tidal Chart of the British Seas; The River Systems of Asia and Europe; The River Systems of America. The Meteorological subjects include, among others: Air & wind currents, barometric pressure, climate observations by Humboldt, the discovery of Mt. Erebus, hurricanes (November 1836 "one of the most dreadful on record"), isothermal lines, rain, snow, storms and tyfoons (sic). 10pp text (1-10), 5 double-page maps include: Humboldt's System of Isothermal Lines; Geographical Distribution of the Current of Air; Hyetographic or Rain Map of the World; Hyetographic or Rain Map of Europe; Map of the Lines of Equal Polarization in the Atmosphere. The Phytological and Zoological Division subjects include: ethnographic study of Europe, Marsupialia, Seal fisheries, tea (history and cultivation of), whaling and zoological geography. 34pp (1-34), 9 double-page plates include: Outlines of Botanical Geography/Geographical Distribution of Plants; Survey of...the Most Important Plants....Used as Food for Man; Zoological Geography (with inset views of animals of the world including Marsupialia; Geographical Division & Distribution of Carnivora; Geographical Division... Rodentia & Ruminantia; Geographical Division... Aves / Birds of Europe; Geographical Division...Reptilia / Ophidia; Ethnographic Map of Europe; Ethnographic Map of Great Britain and Ireland. He collected much of the material for the Atlas in Germany and August Petermann came to Edinburgh to help with the work. Johnston expected no financial profit from the "Physical Atlas", since physical geography was scarcely taught in Britain at this date (Elizabeth Baigent for DNB). However, interest generated by the work of Charles Lyell, Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace would perhaps contributed to the fact the the atlas was published first in 1848, and again in 1850 (folio edition herewith; & smaller edition), 1856 and a variations through at least 1892. The maps are especially interesting and beautifully executed, with original hand color in most cases. Folio, (15 x 22 1/2"), (8) preliminary pages, total of 102pp text, 30 double page maps, many with original color. Nicely rebound in half dark morocco with maroon & gilt title labels, in very good condition (one closed tear on dedication repaired). Discreet previous owner name & address top of title. OCLC: 4051903. Hardcover. Very good condition.


The Debutante. Miss Canberra "Comes Out". Caricature in Punch Magazine.
London: Punch, 1927.
Full page engraving from Punch Magazine, marking Canberra's inaugural as the new capital of Australia. It shows a lovely debutante descending a flight of stairs, fan in hand and tiara emblazoned "Camberra", behind her a kangaroo in a tuxedo, announcing her debut in society. With the caption [With Mr. Punch's compliments to Australia on the Inauguration of her new Capital by the Duke and Duchess of York.] Canberra's inaugural as the new capital came after a long period of debate between rivals Sydney and Melbourne; the site was first selected in 1908, but not confirmed until 1927. Very good condition.

[Kangaroo] Kastner, Erich; Trier, Walter. Inscribed by Jella Lepman.
[The Animals' Conference. A book for children and connoisseurs. Based on an idea by Jella Lepman] [Die Konferenz der Tiere. Ein Buch fur Kinder und Kenner. Nach einer Idee von Jella Lepman].
Japan: Ca. 1957.
Japanese edition.
Scarce Japanese edition of a charmingly illustrated pacifist satire in which the animals of the world unite to compel humanity to make peace and disarm. The book, inspired by Jella Lepman, is signed by her on the title page, with the inscription: "To Charlott (sic), the dear companion, who went to many conferences with me. Affectionately, Jella". Jella Lepman (1891 - 1970) was a German born politically active journalist who left Germany before the second world war, becoming a British citizen, and working for the BBC & the American Broadcasting Station in Europe. After the war Lepman founded the International Youth Library as a way of helping German children overcome the trauma of war. In 1952 Lepman organized a meeting in Munich called "International Understanding through Children's Books", which lead to the creation of the International Board on Books for Young People, or IBBY. IBBY's founding members include the author of this book, as well as Lisa Tetzner, Astrid Lindgren, P. L. Travers, Jo Tenfjord, Fritz Brunner, Bettina Hurlimann and Richard Bamberger. IBBY, an N.G.O. with official status in UNESCO, is dedicated to promoting international understanding through children's books, and the right of the child to a general education and to direct access to information, amongst other goals. IBBY also grants the Hans Christian Andersen Awards to a living author and living illustrator who have made lasting contributions to children's literature. Erich Kastner (1899 - 1974) was a German author and satirist, known for his humorous works and his children's books, notably 'Emil and the Detectives'. Illustrated by Walter Trier (1890 - 1951), noted for his antifascist cartoons of the 1930s, his illustrations for German weeklies, and his children's book illustrations. Many illustrations of kangaroos, including one with kangaroos holding human babies in their pouches, and another with the kangaroos delivering mail from their pouches. 8vo, 73pp, color illustrations throughout. Color illustrated hard boards, title in red in Japanese on cream banner. With original color dust jacket, slightly rubbed edges, chipped at spine tips; inscription at title page. OCLC does not list the Japanese edition (but includes German, Italian, French, Spanish & Swedish editions). Hardcover. Very good condition.


[Kangaroo] Louis F. Detrick, Wooldridge & Co, R.A.
K.K.K. Kangaroo Komplete Kompound.
Baltimore, MD: Louis F. Detrick, 1897.
Promotional pamphlet for this Baltimore importer of natural guanos, successor to the Wooldridge Fertilizer Co. and "Manufacturer of High Grade Fertilizers, importer of Orchilla Guano, 26, 28 & 30 Chamber of Commerce, Baltimore, MD". 2 1/2 x 4", not paginated, (67pp), blank pages for the owner's use interspersed with advertisements for Detrick's fertilizers. Illustrated stiff paper wrappers in a specially printed cloth cover with pockets, with Detrick's address on one side, and on the verso, a round logo printed in black with three kangaroos at the center with the logo "Kangaroo Komplete Kompound". Front wrapper reattached archivally, a child's drawings on some of the blank memoranda pages as well as measurements for garments, scores for card games. With an 1897 calendar inside the rear wrapper. Very good overall.


[Kangaroo] Seidler, Ned (1922-2007).
Original Artwork, Kangaroo and other marsupials.
Washington DC: National Geographic Society.
First edition.
Original artwork by renowned National Geographic artist Ned Seidler. A large watercolor illustration of a standing male kangaroo and a group of others in the background, as well as a tree kangaroo. With the outline of an unfinished female kangaroo with joey at the right side of the watercolor and a couple of marks indicating this may have been published. Ned Seidler (1922-2007) was for many years a respected staff artist for National Geographic magazine, contributing to memorable and artistic graphic representations of scientific & natural phenomena, cultures & ethnicity's, exploration & travel that are the magazine's forte - he had a second career as designer of over 30 artistic and commemorative US postal stamps - his images have been exhibited at such prominent venues as the National Gallery of Art & the Brandywine River Museum Pennsylvania, and elsewhere. 15 x 8 1/2". Undated, possibly 1970s. Very good condition.

[Kangaroo shoes].
Boot And Shoe Recorder, trade catalog with advertisements for shoes made from kangaroo.
Boston: 1887.
Unusual trade catalog with several advertisements for shoes made from kangaroo, including a front cover ad for shoes made with Goodyear Welts, as well as a half page illustrated advertisement for "Genuine Kangaroo Shoes" priced at $2.50 by Lewis A. Crossett, and for sale in Boston at 59 Lincoln Street. Large 4to, pp 1905 - 1980. Red illustrated paper wrappers, two small chips at right edge front cover, marginal water stain along top right margins and a smaller one mid-binding side, a bit dusty. Paperback. Good + overall.

King, Henry.
Photograph of Stanwell from Bald Hill, Illawarra, NSW.
Sydney: Ca. 1880-1890.
A sweeping coastal landscape showing wood and tin structures, with a number of canvas tents in the foreground, homestead in the middle ground, surf breaking on the beach, and the coast road clearly visible in the distance. Bald Hill is one of Illawarra's most beautiful lookouts, and the beach here was the site of Lawrence Hargrave's experiments with box kites. Title in white at lower right corner of print. 7 3/4 x 6", laid down on card stock. Henry King (1855?-1923) was a successful New South Wales photographer with studios in George Street, known for his Aboriginal portraits, popular scenic views, and Sydney street scenes. He made his living doing portraiture, but is best known for the high quality of his outdoor and city views. 8 x 6", bright and clean. Trove has the glass plate negative of this photograph (Image Number 31059, 2440, 85/1285-337). Very good condition.


Land Company of Australasia Limited, Fifth Annual Balance Sheet, June 30th, 1890 [with] List of shareholders & article from the Financial News, Oct 24, 1890.
Sydney: Hepburn & Co, 1890.
Three items pertaining to the company, including report of the discovery of coal at the Ravensworth Estate in the text of the Balance Sheet. Balance Sheet 9 1/2 x 15 1/2" open; 4 x 9 3/4" folded. Slightly dusty at front cover. The list of shareholders listing both the Sydney Shareholder Register, dated 30th June, 1890, and a separate list of the London Share Register, dated 31st May, 1890. 9 1/2 x 15". The Sydney shareholder names (approximately 220 people) is a who's who of all levels of society, from butchers to gentlemen. It includes a Robert Sands "of the firm of John Sands", the Sydney book publisher. The newspaper article, titled 'Land Company of Australasia, A Good Dividend in a Year of Depression -- A Further Issue of Shares Sanctioned', 3 1/2 x 24". Very good condition.


[Lang, John Dunmore].
1858 Broadside on the establishment of Presbyterian College in Connection with the University of Sydney.
Sydney: 1858.
A broadside concerning the progress and disagreements within the Presbyterian community of Australia over the founding and organization of Presbyterian College, which eventually became known as St. Andrew's College, part of the University of Sydney. Broadside articles from 'The Empire' of June 12, 1858. One of the participants in the dispute named here is John Dunmore Lang, senior Presbyterian clergyman in New South Wales, founder of the Scots Church and prolific author, who was an active proponent of emigration from England of good Presbyterian settlers to the colony; he hoped to become president of the college. There were four Presbyterian groups vying for power in the colony and involved in the dispute over the founding of the college; Lang was outmaneuvered by the other council members, and Presbyterian College went on to become St. Andrew's College. Other names appearing on the broadside include John Richardson, James Collins, Andrew Lang, John Black, Nicol Stenhouse, Thomas Barker, John Gibbon and William Lumsdaine. The College was incorporated by an Act of Parliament and received Royal Assent from Queen Victoria on December 12th 1867. The first 16 students began their studies in 1874; female undergraduates were first admitted to the college in 2001. Provenance: the Lawson sale of George Mackaness' books and papers. See F 14376 for the Parliamentary Bill of 1862. 15 3/4 x 22 1/2". Long horizontal split on old fold has been archivally repaired, otherwise very good condition.


[Early Proponent of Baseball in Australia] ,
Leaves from "Australian Representative Men"; an 1887 testimonial to the US consul at Sydney, Gilderoy Wells Griffin [with] ALS from Griffin on US Consular stationary, dated 1888.
Sydney & Melbourne: Wells & Leavitt, 1887, 1888.
Illustrated testimonial to the US Consul at Sydney, with color frontispiece illustration of Griffin (1840 - 1891), one of the early proponents of baseball in Australia, who helped found the New South Wales Baseball Association in 1885. Gray paper wrappers, title in black at front wrapper. One vertical crease, otherwise very good condition. [With] ALS dated Sept. 5th 1888, and signed "G W Griffin", on US Consulate Sydney letterhead. Very good condition.


Mackenzie, Colin.
Mackenzie's Five Thousand Receipts in All the Useful and Domestic Arts: Constituting A Complete Practical Library.
Philadelphia & Pittsburgh: James Kay Jun., John Kay, 1831.
Fourth American edition.
8vo, 456pp, Appendix, Index. The Appendix, "instructions in the art of carving" with wood block illustrations in the text. With a long section (pp122 - 138) on Wines beginning with "To Make British Wines" and ending with "Another test for lead in wine". Another section on Brewing, beginning with instructions on how to "fit up a small brewhouse", brown stout, London ale, Welsh ale, Burton ale, Ringwood ale, Nottingham ale, Dorchester ale, Edinburgh ale, sugar beer, bran beer, cheap beer, beer from pea shells, etc etc. Full calf covers, quite rubbed, spine label cracked but still legible. Internally, scattered foxing. Covers agriculture, bees, bleaching, brewing, calico printing, carving at table, cements, confectionary, cookery, crayons, dairy, diseases, distillation, dying, enameling, engraving, farriery, food, gardening, gilding, glass, health, inks, jewelers' pastes, lithography, medicines, metallurgy, oil colors, oils, painting, pastry, perfumery, pickling, pottery, preserving, scouring, silk, silk worms, silvering, tanning, trees, varnishing, water colors, wines and more. Hardcover. Very good overall.


[Mawson, Douglas; Archibald McLean] McLean, Edith.
Autograph album with Antarctic, New Guinea & New South Wales association. A family album belonging to Dr. Archibald McLean's sister, including a number of Antarctic association pieces with Shackleton & Mawson's Australian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14.
The collection is comprised of an album of approximately 60 double-sided pages containing: I. 2pp signatures of Mawson's Australian Antarctic Expedition. II. Shackleton signed postcard sent by Frank Hurley to Edith McLean. III. Poem by C.A. Sandell, member of the expedition, & albumen expedition photograph. IV. A separate larger-format portrait by Frank Hurley of McLean in the Antarctic with his dog. V. Other photographs, including a formal portrait of McLean in his WWI uniform; a photo of 3 of the men at Adelie Land. VI. A handwritten song of Sydney University signed and dated Archibald McLean, Abbotsford December 1910, with a printed photographic portrait of McLean as an undergraduate, and a note in Edith's hand explaining that he sailed with the Aurora in 1911. VII. The album itself. I. 2pp signatures of Mawson's Australian Antarctic Expedition. 18 of the party's members, obviously signed prior to departure, as Mertz's signature is present, and he did not survive the trip. Signatures include: Archie McLean, Chief Medical Officer, Main Base; Frank Hurley, Photographer, Main Base; Alec Kennedy, Magnetician, Western Base; Xavier Mertz, Dog Keeper, Main Base; Charles Sandell, Wireless Operator, Macquarie Island; Walter Hannan, Wireless Operator, Main Base; Morton Moyes, Meteorologist, Western Base; Frank Wild, Leader, Western Base; John Davis, Master, S.Y. Aurora; F.J. Gillies, Chief Engineer, S.Y. Aurora; Hubert Murphy, Store Manager, Main Base; Frank Stillwell, Geologist, Main Base; C.P. de la Motte, 3rd Officer, S.Y. Aurora; Douglas Mawson, Leader; Percy Gray, 2nd Officer, S.Y. Aurora; C. Archibald Hoadley, Geologist, Western Base; S. Evan Jones, Medical Officer Western Base; Francis Bickerton, General Work, Main Base. II. Ernest Shackleton signed postcard. A real photo postcard of the Endurance at anchor in an unidentified port. Signed "E.H. Shackleton". The card was sent to Archie McLean's sister Edith by Frank Hurley. Dated 26 Oct 1914, it is addressed to "Dear Friends at Gosford (NSW)", and wishes all a bright and prosperous New Year. "Shall write from South Georgia. I wish Miss Lyn Logan was here to entertain us...tomorrow. Frank Hurley. Wild sends his best regards. Heard Archie went off to the Front, good luck to him.". III. Poem about the Antarctic by C.A. Sandell & original photograph of Dr. McLean, Bickerton, Bage, Hodgeman & Madigan, who were all two year veterans of the Australian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14. Scrap album page, 155 x 200 mm, light green paper. At the top is mounted a sepia photo 110 x 83 mm, captioned "Relief of Adelie Land Base, A.A. Expedition 13.12.13". The original photo is take on board the "Aurora", 13th Dec. 1913, the day the Aurora arrived in Commonwealth Bay to rescue Mawson. The Aurora arrived in Adelaide on 26th February 1914. McLean left again for London the following April. The poem by Sandell was written on the eve of McLean's departure for the UK. "Stay, Stay at home, my heart and rest; Home keeping hearts are happiest; For those that wander they know not where; are full of trouble and full of care; to stay at home is best. Weary and homesick and distressed; they wander east they wander west; and are baffled, and beaten and blown about; By the winds of the wilderness of double; to stay at home is best. " C.A. Sandell was the radio operator on Macquarie Island and resided there from 13 Dec 1911 to 6 Dec 1913, when he and the Aurora headed south to relieve Mawson's Adelie base. After cruising the Antarctic coast & isles, they arrived in Adelaide 26 Feb 1914. The poem was written two months later, on the eve of McLean's trip to the UK. IV. Hurley photograph of Dr. Archie McLean in the Antarctic with his husky, at Mawson Base Camp, ca. 1913. Mounted on board, image 9 1/2 x 7 1/2". Archie is kneeling, smiling at his husky, who is harnessed. Behind him appears to be the Base Hut. McLean's outfit looks very worn, suggesting that the photo was taken later into the expedition. Frank Hurley was the official photographer of the expedition. The photo surface has a few superficial scrapes and a couple of light brown spots. The cardboard backing trimmed to within 1/2" of the image, possibly to enable him to take it with him to Europe when he enlisted in WWI. Barely legible on the verso "Mcl.---Fame." V. Other photographs. A formal portrait of Capt. Archie McLean, a full length portrait in military uniform, standing on a verandah, pine trees behind. Sydney, c. 1919. 5 1/4 x 9". Mounted photo on board. This photo was used in McLean's obituary. (in 2 sizes); a photo in sepia of Edith in a chair; a photograph of 3 of the men at the Antarctic, the sea of Commonwealth Bay behind. Inscribed in pencil on the back "3 of the Antarctic men in Adelie Land, Archie in the centre". Photo 80 x 110 mm, sepia print. VI. A handwritten song of Sydney University signed and dated Archibald McLean, Abbotsford December 1910. With a printed photographic portrait of McLean as an undergraduate, and a note in Edith's hand explaining that he sailed with the Aurora. (This is an album page that separated from the album at some point). VII. The autograph album itself, with Antarctic, New Guinea & New South Wales importance. The album belonged to the sister of Archie McLean, who was with Mawson in the Antarctic. It was first presented to "Edie" (Edith McLean) in 1909, and she starts a journal there in Sept. 1909. Many important signatures from Papua New Guinea in 1913, including many from Government House, Leonard Murray, Lloyd Herbert, Pinney (Ivan?) Champion, Thomas, with a number of military & naval autographs. Also the autograph of J. Ross Smith, the aviator who first flew from England to Australia, accompanied by Frank Hurley, famed for his Antarctic, New Guinea and Australian photographs, dated Oct 1913. Also includes autographs from her home town of Abbotsford, NSW. 8vo album, spine rebacked with original spine, in a full tan calf binding impressed with a crocodile skin motif, with a gilt embossed title to front cover in Art Nouveau style. Inner hinges recently strengthened. A unique collection of items from a relative of a member on the expedition. Hardcover.


Universi Orbis Descriptio ad Usum Navigantium.
Cologne: 1597.
A reduced scale world map based on Mercator's map of 1569, and published a year after the first Venice edition of 1596. Scarce pirate edition published by Petrus Keschedt, and not published between 1598 and 1608. Drawn with a series of Arctic islands to the north, while a large solid land mass with mythical mountain ranges and rivers is to the extreme south. The straits of Magellan are shown, and across from them, Terra del Fuego. Below Southern Africa is a province called Terra Australis. Australia is still shown as part of the Southern Land, but separated from the Java south coast; it includes Marco Polo's province of Lucach Maletur. New Guinea also shown as a separate island. Attractive later hand color. Shirley, Mapping of the World, 204. 6 3/4 x 5"; 17 x 12.5 cm. Very good condition.


Metro North Railroad, New Haven Line.
New York and New Haven Railroad Time Table, No. 1 ... Nov. 6, 1854.
New Haven: 1854.
The very first time table for what is now Metro North Railroad (the New Haven Line), for trains between Canal Street, New York and New Haven. The New York and New Haven Railroad (NY&NH) was a railroad operating between New York City & New Haven, Connecticut along the shore of Long Island Sound. In 1872 it merged with the Hartford and New Haven Railroad to form the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. It is now the Metro North Railroad (New Haven Line) making up a part of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. With the subtitle, "for the government and information of employes (sic) only. To take effect on and after Monday, Nov. 6, 1854." T. J. Stafford, Printer, New Haven. James H. Hoyt, Sup't. at the lower right. The verso, under N.Y. & N. H. R. R.: General regulations, and special instructions for all trains on the road. November 6, 1854: Single Track Regulations (New Rochelle to Williams' Bridge); Regulations for Conductors; Regulations for Enginemen; and Draw Bridges. Under Harlem Railroad: general rules, rules on Extra Trains, Station Agents, Five Cent Rule; Crossings of Single Track Bridges; Naugatuck Railroad; Track Repairers; Baggage and Brakemen; Standard Time; Bonus to Enginemen; and Special Instructions. Under Sunday Trains, Mail Train. Finally, Regulation for Freight Trains Only. 19 x 12 3/4" unfolded. Slightly ruffled at right edge, a few short splits at folds, not affecting legibility of printed area. Very good condition.


Moore, Donald.
A Guide to Kuala Lumpur The Traveller's Guide to Kuala Lumpur.
Singapore: Donald Moore, 1957.
Travel guide with folding map. Illustrated stiff paper wrappers, with illustration of ox drawn cart on city street at front wrapper, and titled The Traveller's Guide to Kuala Lumpur. 5 x 7 1/2" 81pp, b&w photographs, ads [6]. Very good condition.

[New Guinea] Schouten, Willem.
Nova Guinea Tabula.
Frankfurt: Blaeu, 1619.
Scarce copper engraved map of the northwest coastline of New Guinea and Moluccas, showing the track of the Dutch explorers Le Maire and Schouten in 1616, in the ships Eendracht and Hoorn. The two explorers made the third complete circumnavigation and were the first to round Cape Horn from the east, a more efficient way to get to the East Indies and thus a significant threat to the monopoly held by the Dutch East India Company. The expedition was headed for Batavia, which it reached in October of 1616. The Dutch governor there obliged them by confiscating their cargo and sending them back to Holland, but Schouten published his journals and now the word on the Drake Passage was out. With title cartouche in Dutch, Latin and French. With two compass rose and sailing ship. From Schouten's account of his and Le Maire's first rounding of Cape Horn, 'Journal Ofte Beschryvinghe van de wonderlicke reyse, ghaedaen door Willem Cornelisz Schouten van Hoorn, inde Jaren 1615, 1616, en 1617'. Slightly toned, otherwise very good condition.


[New York City, Tammany Hall] Kelly, John.
ALS, John Kelly, Tammany Hall, New York.
A signed note by John Kelly (1822 - 1886), the Catholic Democratic politician who controlled New York City's Tammany Hall in the 1870s and 1880s, where he was able to determine the course of New York City elections. The note is addressed to Judge P. G. Duffy, and requests his attention to a woman and boy previously referred to in another letter. The note reads, "My Dear Sir, The lady who hands you this is the person whom I referred to in my letter to Mr. Duncan; she will explain fully the circumstances connected with the boy. Please give her that consideration which you may be able and oblige. Yours very truly, John Kelly." It is dated April 3, 1883, 23 Park Row, N. Y. "Dictated" written at the upper left corner. Ruled paper, 5 1/8 x 8 1/4". Very good condition.

[New Zealand].
Tui's Annual, 1932.
Wellington, New Zealand: Wellington Publishing Co, 1932.
October 17, 1932 issue of the magazine for rural New Zealand, edited by Norah Burnard. The magazine was published between 1927 and 1939, and its proceeds went to the Women?s Division of the New Zealand Farmers? Union and the Country Women?s Institute of New Zealand. With a wide range of topics, from short stories, poetry, "My Ideal Home", Best Hints for Improved Farm Practice, Character Studies and Travel Sketches, The Tinks' Section, Special Cookery Section, Illustrated Section, and Black and White Sketches. Cover illustration of a young wife waving to her husband at work in the fields. 4to, 136pp. Covers somewhat dusty, front stiff paper wrapper slightly creased.

[New Zealand ; Travel brochure].
Through the Wonder Country. New Zealand Invites You.
New Zealand Railways Travel guide with color cover illustration of woman surfer at the beach. 8vo, 24pp, stiff paper wrappers, color map of New Zealand inside wrappers. Very good condition.

[New Zealand ; Travel brochure].
Travel in New Zealand. Southern Wonders.
Wellington: New Zealand Department of Industries and Commerce, (1930).
Travel brochure for the South Island of New Zealand. 'New Zealand is the one spot on earth it is most worth while traveling round the world to see, for all the countries in the world have, in a sense, poured their choicest scenic gifts into this land." Travel brochure featuring "the World's Wonder Walk" the 33 mile trek from Lake Te Anau to Milford Sound, Lakeland, Fiordland and Stewart Island. With map of tourist routes to New Zealand, and map of South Island inside rear wrapper. Color illustrated wrappers, 18pp, staple bound. Paperback. Very good condition.

[New Zealand ; Travel brochure; Mitchell, Leonard C., Artist].
New Zealand.
Wellington, New Zealand: 1930s.
Travel guide with color cover art & interior illustrations by Leonard C. Mitchell, a prominent 20th c. NZ commercial & graphic artist, who also designed coins and over 90 NZ stamps. Charming cover illustration of woman fly fishing (in waders with a short haircut!) in the river, a beautiful mountain setting in the distance. Signed L C. Mitchell at lower right. Small 8vo, 48pp, with 7 other color illustrations, also by Mitchell. B&w photographic illustrations throughout. Paperback. Very good condition.

Newhall, Chas. L.
The Adventures of Jack; or a Life on the Wave.
Southbridge, MA: Printed by the Author, 1859.
First edition.
An autobiographical account of the author's early life on whaling vessels, shipping out of Fairhaven, Massachusetts as a cabin boy on the whale ship Leonidas, the captain Cape Codman. The narrative was prized by Franklin Roosevelt- his personal copy was inscribed "Franklin D. Roosevelt/ Hyde Park/ 1927. Very rare [underlined]." The New Bedford Whaling Museum cites this as a "short, easy, engaging memoir". He was also aboard the Copia and the Bowditch and spent time ashore on Hilo.

The author's early life was spent in Worcester, Mass, born in 1834. In his whaling travels he visited St. Paul's, Isle Bourbon, Haiti, Juan Fernandez Isles, Hawaii (the Big Island and Oahu, dining with the Hawaiian king at one point) , up to the Arctic to the coast of Kamschatka at Cape St. Thadeus, Hong Kong, Marquesa Islands, Finland. A chatty account, including a description of cannibalism among natives of some Pacific islands. He eventually returned to Southbridge, Mass, where he set up a printing establishment, and printed this book. Sml. 8vo, (5)- 134pp, 3pp ads, including for the author's printing establishment. Original red cloth, blind-stamped boards with gilt harp and title on spine. A bit rubbed overall, including the spine tips, with 2 small on the spine, very good internally, tight, overall a pleasant copy. Forbes 2335; OCLC: 16330783; 2 copies in Australia, at the State Library of NSW & Queensland, under Libraries Australia ID 26588355.


O'Reilly, John Boyle.
John Boyle O'Reilly portrait.
Boston: Once a Week newspaper, 1890.
Wood engraved portrait of the famous Irish and later Boston writer, with West Australian connections. The portrait illustrates an obituary August 10, 1890. Four lines of verse read: "To reach this world you broke your prison bars -- Since then the years have numbered three times seven; And now your soul has gone beyond the stars, To break into, but never out of, heaven!" John Ernest McCann. O'Reilly was transported as a convict to Western Australia for his role in the Fenian conspiracy, escaped and became a noted Boston newspaper editor and poet. Regarded as Western Australia's first poet. 10 3/4 x 16" Very good condition.


[Opera; Japan; Russia].
Russian Grand Opera Co. 1926 performance of "Carmen" at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo. Program in English and Japanese.
A most attractive programme for Bizet's "Carmen" in Tokyo, from September 21 to 30, 1926, with text in English and Japanese. The musical director is Maestro A. Slutsky, direction by The Oriental Theatrical and Musical Agency. The opera was performed at the Imperial Theatre, Tokyo, Managing Director K. Yamamoto. 4 3/4 x 7 1/4". With color cover illustration in the manner of Japanese Ukiyo-e prints, of cherry blossoms and a Japanese woman in kimono; advertisement for Japanese perfume on third fold (Misono Oshiroi). The cover artist's name is printed in Japanese on the cover. Very good condition.

Oxley, John. J. Walker Sculpt.
Plan of the River Brisbane &c by John Oxley, Surveyor of New South Wales.
London: John Murray Albemarle Street, 1825.
Early map of the Brisbane River showing as far as Goodna, from Barron Field's book, "Geographical Memoir of New South Wales". Oxley participated in many explorations of the new colony, writing "Journals of Two Expeditions Into the Interior of New South Wales", giving the first description of the Australian inland. He had charted Port Macquarie, Moreton Bay and the Brisbane River, the later with P. Parker King in the 'Mermaid'. Includes insets of a ?Chart of Moreton Bay, With the Brisbane River? and the ?Mouth of the River?, both with hydrographic soundings. Copper engraving, 17.5 x 18.5 cm plus margins, period folds flattened, very good impression in very good condition.


Parry, Albert.
Tattoo. Secrets of a Strange Art as Practised among the Natives of the United States.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1933.
First edition.
A history of tattooing in America, with the final chapter on tattoo removal. With newspaper clippings loosely inserted at ffep, leaving toned area. Tall 8vo, XII, 171pp, color frontispiece, 26 b&w ills. Green cloth, title in black at snake tattoo decorated spine label. Hardcover. Very good overall.


Philippines Stereoscopic view.
Stereoscopic view, Escolta, the principal business Street in Manila, Philippine Islands.
New York: Underwood and Underwood, 1899.
A crowded street scene, with street vendors, pedestrians and horse drawn carriages. Stereoscopic photo card on tan card stock, curved mounts, with printed caption. The caption is translated on verso into various languages. Approx. 7x3 1/2". Image copyrighted 1896 to Underwood & Underwood. Very good condition.

Philippines Stereoscopic view.
Stereoscopic view, Husking Cocoanuts -- A Familiar Scene in the Great Cocoanut Country near Pagsanjan, Island of Luzon, P. I.
Meadville, Pa: Keystone View Company, 1906.
View of workers with large piles of "cocoanuts" (sic). Single card, gray stock, curved mounts, Keystone View Company, 10074, with text on verso. The Keystone View Company, which became the major worldwide publisher of stereographs after 1920, was founded in 1892, and created an "Education Department" which produced instructive cards with images and text pertaining to industry, commerce, politics and culture around the world. Card measures 7 x 3 3/8". Very good condition.

Philippines Stereoscopic view. [Spanish American War].
On the Firing Line at Dead Man's Bend, Imus Road, P. I.
Littleton, New Hampshire: B. W. Kilburn, 1900.
View of soldiers lying on their stomachs with commanding officers standing behind. 7 x 3.5", albumen photos mounted on pink card, with the title printed below the photos: 13645, On the firing line at dead man's bend, Imus road, P. I. Copyright date 1900, by B. W. Kilburn printed at right edge of card, and on verso. Images slt toned, o/w very good.

[Matthew Brady Photograph; Tom Thumb].
CDV of "The Fairy Wedding Group"
New York: E. & H.T. Anthony, 1865.
Carte de visite with photograph from a Brady negative, of Tom Thumb and his bride Lavinia, flanked by Commodore McNutt and Minnie Warren, of P.T. Barnum fame. With gilt rules and lettering at the bottom of the card. With printed signatures on the verso (the first line of text "Compliments of" partially cut off) Charles S. Stratton. Compliments of Lavinia Warren Stratton. G. W. McNutt, Minnie Warren". Card slightly cropped at top edge. 2 1/2 x 3 5/8". Very good overall.

[Photographs; Malaysia].
5 real photographs of nomadic hunter gatherer Sakai or Semang indigenous people of Malaysia, ca. 1900.
Ca. 1900.
A group of 5 photographs of a Malaysian aboriginal group identified by a caption as "Sakais", a term considered derogatory, the preferred term being Semang people, a "Negrito ethnic group". Two of the photographs are stamped on the verso with an oval stamp of the George Town Dispensary, which was established in 1892 on Station Road in Ipoh ? the capital of the Perak state of Malaysia. Station Road was the home of the elegant building built by Chung Thye Phin, a wealthy Malaysian rubber planter and tin miner said to be the richest man in Penang. The building housed Dr Connolly?s Medical Hall, then Oldfield?s and subsequently the Georgetown Dispensary. The 5 photographs include: a standing man with thorn through his nose, waist wrapped in bark (3 1/2x 3 1/4"); a large group including children seated on a bamboo structure in the jungle (4x6", sml. tear upper right); two young adolescent males holding spears or staffs (3 1/2 x 4 1/4"); a group of young men squatting at the edge of a road, with water gourds (5x3 3/8"); and a series of dwellings built into the side of a cliff (4x3 1/2"). Photographs with traces of paper on verso, where they were removed from an album. Very good condition.


[Photographs; Queensland].
9 Original snap shot photographs of the Aboriginal corroboree for the Imperial Press Delegates and Lord Burnham's 1925 visit to Bundaberg, Queensland.
Following World War I Lord Burnham (1862 - 1933), British journalist and owner of the newspaper 'Daily Telegraph' visited Bundaberg with the Imperial Press Delegates, and was greeted with Aboriginal performances as seen in these original snap shots. Coming out of the war, Great Britain was saddled with enormous national debt, and was determined to find ways to promote industry and growth throughout the Commonwealth. According to an article in The Register dated September 22, 1925 : "A banquet was given in honour of the delegates by the citizens of Bundaberg and district on Saturday night. Responding to the toast of 'The visitors,' Lord Burnham (London Daily Telegraph) said every one was touched with the heartiness of the welcome accorded them. On one occasion, when speaking in the House of Commons, Pitt had three 'times used the word 'sugar' and some one had laughed. Pitt had exclaimed, 'Who dares to laugh at sugar, We all know what riches it brings to all who cultivate it.' Continuing, Viscount Burnham said he believed in the sentiment of sugar, and he believed that the people of Australia were willing to make some sacrifice that the sentiment of sugar might be maintained in the British Empire. The Commonwealth was determined to have its sugar produced by white labour, and Great Britain wished success to that project, for Australia, and, so far as' was possible with the remainder of the world." (The Register, Adelaide, Tuesday, September 22, 1925. "IMPERIAL PRESS DELEGATES." The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929) 22 Sep 1925: 9. Web. 6 Nov 2013. (Listed on Trove). 9 photographs, approximately 3 1/2 x 4 1/2", a few with handwritten captions below. The captions read "Aborigines, showing the Press what Life can be"; (indecipherable) Bundaberg, Queensland"; "Subject Race Advancing on the Press"; "Back View of Lord Burnham and Chief of Aborigines"; and "Subsequent Rejoicings". Eight of the photographs mounted on card stock. Very good condition.


[Postcards; Bridge; Hudson River].
Unusual pair of real photo postcards "The World's largest suspension bridge, crossing the Hudson River at Bear Mountain...", one of the bridge under construction, and one completed.
Ca 1924 & 1937.
The card of the unfinished bridge has a photo taken from the Fort Montgomery, western bank of the Hudson. Beneath the photo is text in typescript style, stating that the bridge at Bear Mountain "has been joined since this picture was taken". Beneath is advertising for Haines Motor Service, with two phone numbers. Penciled on the back are the letters F 96 197 and a date of 10/23/24. (With) a real photo postcard of the completed bridge dated 1937 entitled "Bear Mountain Hudson River Bridge =1=". Very good condition.

[Postcards; New Zealand].
Unusual set of 12 real photo postcards of New Zealand.
Ca. 1920s.
12 post card blanks of black and white scenic photographs of New Zealand, with blank versos, and captions in white Photographs include: Manawatu Gorge, Wairua Falls, The Drop Scene Wanganui River, Mt. Ngauruhoe, Bowen Falls and Peak Milford Sound, Mitre Peak Milford Sound, Arthur River, Milford Sound, Mt. Cook and Hooker Glacier, Prince of Wales Feather Geyser Wairakei, Otira Gorge, Stirling Falls Milford Sound, and Sutherland Falls Milford Track. Tourist Series 19, 20, 21, 23, 37, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46 & 48.. Very good condition. Very good condition.

Rigden Read, Arthur. [British; 1879-1955].
Baggage Mules
Charming colored woodcut of two mules with their heads inside wicker feed bags, with bright red harnesses and on a cheerful yellow ground. Rigden Read (1879 - 1955) was a British artist inspired by the Japanese tradition of wood block printing. Titled and signed in pencil at the lower right corner. 5 3/4 x 5 3/4". Very slight foxing in margins. Very good overall.


[Not Recorded on Trove]
Robinson's Distance Diagram Directory of N.S.W. Towns.
Sydney: H. E. C. Robinson Ltd, George Street, Ca. 1920.
Second edition.
Large rolling wall diagram of New South Wales showing the distances between railway stations for all towns with rail stations in New South Wales, as well as steamer routes and motor car and coach routes, and oddly, not recorded on Trove. The notes at the lower left include: "this is not a Map but merely a Diagram"; and "the diagram does not show every railway stations but only those which are the starting places for reaching localities not connected directly by Railway". There is an Index at the right side of the diagram showing towns and localities not directly connected by railway. Color lithograph diagram with New South Wales divided into 55 zones, each numbered in red. Printed on linen with stitched cloth binding at edges. Measures 30 x 49". Lacking the top roller, original wood roller at the bottom. Small scratch in surface of diagram at Zone 13, slight damp staining at upper corners. Herbert Edward Cooper Robinson (1857?-1933) established a map publishing business in Sydney in 1895, moving to different locations before settling permanently at 221 George Street in 1913. Robinson's did a brisk business especially during the great War, and in the 1920s the firm published its well known series of maps on pastoral stations. The firm eventually became the name in Australasian maps, producing wall & sheet maps, street directories and atlases, and selling imported maps. Robinson also helped make Edgeworth David's large scale map, "Geological Map of the Commonwealth of Australia". Very good condition.


[Samplers] Huish, Marcus B.
Samplers and Tapestry Embroideries... The Stitchery of the Same. by Mrs. Head.
London & NY: The Fine Art Society & Longsmans, Green & Co, 1900.
First edition.
Still a major reference work on its subject. This is the 1st, limited edition, no. 450 of 600 copies printed. 4to, (18) 91pp text and 56 plates, each with descriptive letterpress. Elaborately decorated tan cloth covered boards, the title and design in the fashion of a needlepoint sampler, in brown, green and coral. Spine a little tanned, some minor marks. Includes all manor of English needlework, samplers & embroideries with 56 detailed photographs, some in color. Hardcover. Very good overall.


[With Tiny Photographs of the Owner's Collection of Samplers] [Photographs] Bolton, Ethel Stanwood and Eva Johnston Coe.
American Samplers.
Boston: Massachusetts Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1921.
First edition.
A unique copy, with photographs of 38 samplers belonging to the owner of this book, with her manuscript notations. The copy was presented from Francis Robinson (Lt. Cdr. USNR, (Ret) of Newport R.I. in 1950 to his sister. His inscription implies that his sister received the samplers as part of a family bequest, and somehow this book had turned up in his collection; he gives it to her as a birthday present. The plates are full page, each image roughly 5 x 7", with a folding b&w. Tall 8vo, 416pp, color frontis & 126 plates (12 color with tissue guards), index. Original tan decorative cloth with pictorial pastedown on the front cover of a sampler. Some marking & spine slt. faded, end papers a little foxed, back inner hinge strengthened. Overall a very good working copy, especially attractive with the notations and photographs of the owners' collection of samplers.


Schuyler, Eugene.
Turkistan. Notes of a Journey in Russian Turkistan, Khokand, Bukhara, and Kuldja.
New York: Scribner, Amstrong & Co., 1877.
Second American Edition.
The author was an American diplomat who was the first to visit Russian Central Asia, Schuyler traveled to Asia to study the political and social conditions of regions recently annexed by the Russians, and came away with positive feelings toward the Russian presence, in part because he saw it as a counterbalance to English domination. With chapters on Tashkent, Mussulman life in Tashkent, Bazaars and trade, Samarkand, Hodject and Kurama, Khokand, Bukhara; and a chapters on Russian administration and foreign policy. 2 Volumes. 8vo,frontis, xii, 411pp; frontis, viii, 463pp, teg. 3 folding color maps, 18 wood engraved plates & numerous text illus. Green black & gilt stamped cloth, with gilt crests to front covers, gilt titles to spines. Spines ends gently rubbed. Internally, owner bookplate (Freud's Library) inside front covers. Hardcover. Very good.


Shakespeare. [Furness, Horace Howard, editor].
A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare.
Philadelphia & London: J.B. Lippincott & Co, 1871-1913.
A scarce set of this important edition of Shakespeare, known as the "Furness Variorum", after the editor Horace Howard Furness, the foremost American Shakespearean scholar of the 19th century. The set was assembled over the years for Edward Prime as Christmas gifts from his wife Rhodie, and most volumes bear his armorial bookplate. The set runs continuously from 1871 to 1913 (lacking only Julius Caesar 1913), totaling 19 volumes. The volumes include: Vol. I. Romeo and Juliet (1871); II. MacBeth (1873); III. Hamlet I (1877); IV. Hamlet II (1877); V. King Lear (1880); VI. Othello (1886); VII. Merchant of Venice (1888); VIII. As You Like It (1890); IX. The Tempest (1892); X. Midsummer Nights Dream (1895); XI. Winter's Tale (1898); XII. Much Ado About Nothing (1899); XIII. Twelfth Night (1901); XIV. Love's Labour's Lost (1904); XV. Antony and Cleopatra (1907); XVI. Richard the Third (1908); XVIII. Cymbeline (1913). Also includes Macbeth (1903 revised edition); and The Concorance to Shakespeare's Poems (1874, 2nd edition). Large octavo, (10"), each volume approx. 500pp, top edge gilt, original reddish brown gilt pebbled cloth, a few inconsequential marks on spines otherwise in fine condition. "As editor of the "New Variorum" editions of Shakespeare...he collected in a single source 300 years of references, antecedent works, influences and commentaries. He devoted more than 40 years to the series, completing the annotation of 15 plays. With his wife, Helen Kate Furness (1837?1883), he authored A Concordance to Shakespeare's Poems (1874). His son, Horace Howard Furness, Jr. (1865?1930), joined as coeditor of the Variorum's later volumes, and continued the project after the father's death, annotating 5 additional plays." (Wikipedia) A lovely set. Hardcover.


Sladen, Douglas B. W.
ALS from Douglas Sladen to his editor.
A letter from the Australian poet and first lecturer in modern history at the University of Sydney. (1856 - 1947), asking if the editor would publish his work in the Transcript, and mentioning that Sladen has just sold two sonnets to the Century. Written from 20 East 32nd Street, New York City, addressed to a Mr. Hurd, and signed in full. Folded cream colored paper, 2 leaves, 5 x 8". Very good condition.

Smith, J. Jay, ed.
The Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste, October 1855, Vol. 5, New Series, Number 10.
Philadelphia: Robert Pearsall Smith, 1855.
With an article by the renowned landscape architect A. J. Downing; a description of the red astrachan apple; and an article 'The Transportation of Fruit Trees', by William Stoms, Cincinnati, Ohio. Devoted to horticulture, landscape gardening, rural architecture, botany, pomology, entomology, rural economy, & c. 8vo, b&w frontis, b&w ills, pp 442 - 488. Original illustrated blue wrappers, with illustration at front wrapper signed J. W. Orr. Two very sml lib stamps front wrapper, previous owner name in ink. Very good overall.

[South Australia].
ALS Major General Sir Winston Dugan, Governor of South Australia 1934 - 1939, with impressions of South Australia during their Centenary Celebrations.
Amusing and positive impressions of life in South Australia written by the Governor of South Australia and Victoria, Sir Winston Dugan (1876 - 1951). "Wool and wheat are getting good prices - optimism prevails and our Centenary Year is upon us ... Great people these, with big hearts and wonderful grit in face of difficulties. A bad year makes them hope all the harder for a good one. And they have just come through some pretty bad ones .... Up in the north a hundred and twenty in the shade plays hell with things ... but now the rains have come and everything is couleur de rose, stock is fattening well and the eagle hawk, the blow fly and the dingo are forgotten." Five pages on three sheets, Government House Adelaide letterhead, dated 7th Jan. 1936, fully signed (Winston Dugan), with the stamped envelope addressed to Captain R. Wrottesley, Downton, Wiltshire. 8 x 10", with two original folds. Very good condition.

Souvenir to Commemorate the Visit of the United States Fleet to Victoria, Australia, 1925.
Melbourne: Osboldstone & Co, 1925.
Souvenir pamphlet with title page illustrated with b&w photograph of the USS Pennsylvania. Oblong 8vo, not paginated (39 leaves). With b&w photographs throughout, including in Melbourne: Commonwealth Government House, Federal Parliament House, Exhibition Building, St. Kilda Road, Flinders Street Railway Station, Swanston Street, Collins Street, Elizabeth Street, Bourke Street, Queen Street, Aerial Views, Melbourne Cup Race Crowd, Water Carnival at Henly on the Yarra, Alexandra Gardens, Sandringham. Also images of Ballarat, Bendigo, Gelong, Queenscliff, Yarra River, Taggerty River, Healesville, Toolangi, Thompson River, Mornington, Erskine River, Royal Cave, Mount Buffalo and Feathertop, Grand Canyon Grampians, and the Goulbourn Weir. Grey stiff paper wrappers, embossed gilt title and seals at front wrapper. Very good condition.

[Sydney, Australia; Travel brochure].
Jonahs on Whale Beach Heights.
Sydney: Ca. 1920.
Folding travel brochure for the now famous beach resort, with map of Sydney harbor from Barren Joey Lighthouse down to Manly and with Jonahs location marked on Pittwater Road. Folded, 3 1/2 x 4 1/4" , opens to 14 x 4 1/4". Front cover with b&w photo of the restaurant; four other photographs showing exterior of Jonah's, dining room, loggia with view of ocean, and beach panorama. The restaurant is now a luxury "ocean retreat" and hotel, whose celebrity guests have included Lord Laurence Olivier and members of the Rolling Stones. Printed in black on cream paper. Paperback. Very good condition.

The Philadelphia Museum.
The Sheep. A display box explaining sheep and manufactured products deriving from them, from the Philiadelphia Museum.
Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Museum, Ca. 1890.
A display box created by the Philadelphia Museums explaining "The Sheep". The main explanatory label reads "Sheep are raised in nearly all temporary parts of the world, in largest numbers in Australia, Argentina, Uruguay, Russia and the United States. The most valuable product of the sheep is wool. Many varieties of sheep are bred, as Merino, Lincoln, Southdown, Highland, etc. giving wool of different length and fineness...The flesh of sheep is used for food, the fat furnishes tallow; catgut is made from the intestines, and the skin is tanned for leather. Presented by the State of Pennsylvania - The Philadelphia Museums". The box displays samples of Sheep skin, Merino wool, Lincoln wool, Native wool, Shoddy, Combed wool, Worsted yarn, Catgut, Woolen yarn, Leather, Chamois, Woolen cloth, Worsted, Flannel (All wool), Flannel (part cotton, Felt, Lanoline" (sic). The box measures 15x11x2", with wooden back and sides, with a glass cover. The item is in Australia. Very good condition.


[Travel brochure; American Express].
Tours in Malay, Siam, Indochina and Dutch East Indies 1932-33.
Singapore: American Express, 1933.
Travel brochure by American Express. Sml 8vo, 76pp, b&w photographs throughout. Illustrated stiff paper wrappers, with overlapping circular vignettes on a yellow background. Contents include many itineraries, descriptions of places listed on itineraries, and advertisements for local accommodations, including Raffles Hotel, etc. Paperback. Very good condition.

Webb, Matthew.
The first swimmer to cross the English Channel: Captain Matthew Webb. Photographic portrait.
New South Wales: Ca. 1880.
A dashing studio portrait of Matthew Webb (English: 1848 - 1883). Smeared in porpoise oil, being stung by jelly fish and sustaining himself on beer, on August 25, 1875 Matthew Webb became the first recorded swimmer to cross the Channel. This feat was not to be matched for another 36 years. Webb swam from Admiralty Pier, Dover and in spite of strong currents and stinging jellyfish he arrived in Calais in 21 hours and 45 minutes to international acclaim. Webb embarked on a career as a professional swimmer, taking part in exhibition swimming matches and stunts. Webb's great feat at Niagara Falls was unfortunately his last; he attempted to swim through the dangerous Whirlpool Rapids at Niagara Falls on July 24th 1883 and drowned. Portrait by the Wagga Wagga (New South Wales) photography studio Ernest Henningham founded in 1884. It is not clear if Webb visited Australia, but as an important swimming figure of the day, he would have been of interest in Australia. With the photographer's imprint at the base of the card. The portrait shows Webb from the waist up, bare chested, with his arms crossed, with an impressive mustache. 3 3/4 x 5 1/2" photograph on 4 1/8 x 6 1/2" gilt edged card.


[West Point] Barth, Wilhelm.
Cadet Schottisch. Composed and Respectfully Dedicated to the Cadets of West Point.
New York: William Vanderbeek, 1851.
Lithographed cover to musical score (not present) for a piece of music performed at West Point" "this Schottisch was performed at the Cadet Soiree under the direction of Mr. Hlasco, Professor of dancing". The lithographed illustration depicts a cadet in uniform with tall hat surmounted with a plume, holding rifle at this side, with cadets and tents in a Hudson Highlands setting. Lith. of F. Michelin & Geo. E. Leefe, 180 Fulton St. N. Y. The composer, Wilhelm Barth (1813 ? 1896) was a Danish musician & music theorist. Hlasco, the dance professor, apparently was still teaching dancing to the cadets in 1853, as seen in a letter to him from Robert E. Lee dated Jan 22 1853, in which Lee, the superintendent, accepts Hlasco's offer to instruct the cadets in dancing "during the next encampment". (See the NY Historical Society on "the dancing cavalier, Edward Ferrero." 10 x 13 1/4". Slight foxing at lower edges, not affecting the illustration. With a blind seller's stamp "Music and Piano, Ware Room, William Vanderbeek" to the right of the title and another, "K. Mould's Music Store, Lake Street Chicago" with a musical instrument design, below the image. Very good condition.


[Western Australia; Sir George Grey].
Governor Grey's Australian Explorations, Chambers' Edinburgh Journal.
Edinburgh: 1842.
Early newspaper account of George Grey's expedition to the Northwest of Western Australia. Sir George Grey (1812 - 1898), explorer, governor of South Australia and governor and Premier of New Zealand, lead two expeditions to northwest Australia in 1837?9. Both expeditions were extremely grueling, with Grey being wounded, but led to the discovery of the rivers Glenelg and Gascoyne. Grey describes threatening to shoot his aborigine tracker, "Kaiber" who, Grey claimed, pretended to not be able to find the members of the party they had left temporarily, while in search of water. Folio, pps 401 - 408. Subtitled "Second Article", one of a series of unknown length. Dated January 8, 1842, the article three full columns, pp 406-407. String bound, a bit ruffled at right margin, otherwise very good condition. Very good condition.


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