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Image for Australian Handbook and Almanac, and Shippers' and Importers' Directory for 1873: Calendar of Notable Events in Australian and English History.  Mail Calendar, showing the Arrivals and Departures of Australian Mails.  British Customs Tariff, United States Tariff, Postal Regulations, Stamp Duties, Public Amusements, Chambers of Commerce, London Bankers, Public Offices, Courts of Law, Ministry, Officers of State, and other information ... Full details concerning Emigration to the Australian Colonies, including the Current Rate of Wages for all classes of Artizans and Labourers, and Cost of Provisions and House Rent.  Regulations for taking up Land in the Colonies.  Telegraphic and Postal Arrangements between Great Britain and Australia ... An Account of the Fiji Islands.  A Gazetteer of the Principal Towns in Australia and New Zealand.  Colonial Annals.  A Directory and Business Guide of London Shippers to Australia, Importers in Australia, Banks, Ango-Australian Companies etc

Australian Handbook and Almanac, and Shippers' and Importers' Directory for 1873: Calendar of Notable Events in Australian and English History. Mail Calendar, showing the Arrivals and Departures of Australian Mails. British Customs Tariff, United States Tariff, Postal Regulations, Stamp Duties, Public Amusements, Chambers of Commerce, London Bankers, Public Offices, Courts of Law, Ministry, Officers of State, and other information ... Full details concerning Emigration to the Australian Colonies, including the Current Rate of Wages for all classes of Artizans and Labourers, and Cost of Provisions and House Rent. Regulations for taking up Land in the Colonies. Telegraphic and Postal Arrangements between Great Britain and Australia ... An Account of the Fiji Islands. A Gazetteer of the Principal Towns in Australia and New Zealand. Colonial Annals. A Directory and Business Guide of London Shippers to Australia, Importers in Australia, Banks, Ango-Australian Companies etc

By: N/A

Price: $237.50

Publisher: Gordon & Gotch, London, Melbourne, Sydney: 1872

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 5pt

Condition: Good


Complete (including many advertising pages). A comfortable, amiable copy. The boards have wear about the edges, corners from use, shelving and storage. They have some scuffing, user and storage wear. Otherwise, the gilt titling is benign. The boards are secure and steady. The pages have some user wear about the edges. The title-page has a gift inscription. The pages are pleasingly healthy, clean, clear, tight, able, amenable, competent, keen, tidy, only lightly waved and very, very occasionally marked by age and use. An agreeable book. fk. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracke... View more info

Image for Description of the Barossa Range and its neighbourhood in South Australia - illustrated with maps and coloured plates, from original drawings made on the spot [Facsimile Reprint]

Description of the Barossa Range and its neighbourhood in South Australia - illustrated with maps and coloured plates, from original drawings made on the spot [Facsimile Reprint]

By: Agricola

Price: $80.75

Publisher: South Australian Govt. Printer: 1979

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: 50hu

ISBN: 0724343288

Condition: Fine


Complete. Numbered 342 of a limited edition of 400 copies. Facsimile reprint of original publication from Smith, Elder & Co., Cornhill, London, 1849. An excellent, elegant copy. The book is housed in a corrugated card envelope. The cloth covered boards are smart, dignified, very sure. The contents and illustrations are in most pleasing condition. They are fresh, clean. The tissue separation-sheets are very healthy. The pages are tight, clear, most gratifying. fk. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for Manuscripts in the Mitchell Library : CY Reel 20 : Memorandum of events on the North Australian Expedition, under the command of Augustus C Gregory Esq., by William Dawson, stockman in the service - 10 July 1855 - 31 March 1856

Manuscripts in the Mitchell Library : CY Reel 20 : Memorandum of events on the North Australian Expedition, under the command of Augustus C Gregory Esq., by William Dawson, stockman in the service - 10 July 1855 - 31 March 1856

By: Dawson, William

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Council of the Library of New South Wales: 1975

Seller ID: 78lc

Condition: Very Good


Complete. Bound photocopies of microfilmed manuscripts. Images of the manuscripts are on facing page only. A benign copy. The boards are simple, healthy, sound. The contents careful, tight, clean, clear, assured. fk. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for Australian Genesis: Jewish Convicts and Settlers, 1788-1850

Australian Genesis: Jewish Convicts and Settlers, 1788-1850

By: Levi, J S ; Bergman, G F J

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Rigby Limited, Adelaid etc: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 2lf

ISBN: 0851798101

Condition: Near Fine


360 pages (complete). Signed and inscribed by John Levi to Edna and Frank Bradlow (the well regarded Africana specialists and bibliophiles) on the opp title page. Included is an aerogramme letter from Levi to Frank Bradlow. Also: a review of the book, clipped from the Times Literary Supplement of pth April 1976. The Bradlows affixed one of their fetching ex-libris plates to the front pastedown. A pleasing copy. The dustjacket has a clear plastic protective cover. The dj is tidy with but light wear. The boards are handsome with mild shelving wear to the edges and corners. The contents ... View more info

Image for Early Voyages to Terra Australis, now called Australia: A collection of documents, and extracts from early manuscript maps, illustrative of the history of discovery on the coasts of that vast island, From the Beginning of the Sixteenth Century to the Time of Captain Cook

Early Voyages to Terra Australis, now called Australia: A collection of documents, and extracts from early manuscript maps, illustrative of the history of discovery on the coasts of that vast island, From the Beginning of the Sixteenth Century to the Time of Captain Cook

By: Major, R H (Ed)

Price: $161.50

Publisher: Hakluyt Society, London: 1859

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 83kw

Condition: Very Good


200 pages plus maps (complete). Ex-library (Grahamstown Public Library - Reference) copy with consequent debris, residue, stamps, labels, annotations, use, wear, aging. The boards are worn, sunned about all edges. They are marked, scuffed, rubbed from handling, storage and shelving. They are steady and benign. The papertrims have library identification stamps. Aside from the afore-mentioned library consequences, the pages are placid and pleasing. They do have some smears and flushes of foxing. The pages are bold, confident, certain, clean, clear, competent, companionable. fk. Orders ... View more info

Image for Drawings by William Westall - Landscape artist on board HMS Investigator during the circumnavigation of Australia by Captain Matthew Flinders RN in 1801-1803

Drawings by William Westall - Landscape artist on board HMS Investigator during the circumnavigation of Australia by Captain Matthew Flinders RN in 1801-1803

By: Perry, T M ; Simpson, Donald H (Eds)

Price: $190.00

Publisher: The Royal Commonwealth Society, London: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 51hp

Condition: Very Good


Complete. Inscribed to Frank Bradlow, the esteemed Africana specialist and collector, by Donald Simpson, and signed by him (dated: 24 June 1974). A very large book of the 19 year old Westall's fascinating drawings of this very early exploration of Australia's coastline. The boards are sound, sturdy, hale. The contents have flurries of foxing to the frontis pages and along the early page trims. The pages themselves are utterly confident, most generous, earnestly diligent, clean, clear, wonderfully companionable. Unless posted within South Africa, we will need to ask for extra postage as t... View more info