Published by Melbourne, 1944
99pp. Stiff pictorial wrappers. Very good, although printed on bad paper. A collection of outlaw tales of the outback.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM4757
Published by Melbourne, 1895
16pp. Self-wrappers. Very good. Speech given in Australia by sometime Wyoming rancher Frewen, who, after having failed in the cattle business, devoted himself to urging the gold standard on the British Empire.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM14515
Published by London, 1884
264pp. Original cloth. Frayed at extremities, neat bookplate, inner hinges cracked but sound. Fair. The author went around the world via Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Hawaii, and ended up in California. FORBES 3668. FERGUSON 18087.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM3340
Published by Sydney, 1893
47pp. plus diagrams (some folding, some in color). Original printed wrappers. Wraps chipped and tanned. Internally very good. Second edition, after the first of 1890. Describes the history of discovery, and physical and agricultural attributes. The numerous diagrams illustrate the growth in such areas as livestock, the mails, religion, population, etc. FERGUSON 17301.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM6611
Published by London, 1784
Engraving. Folio. Matted, suitable for framing, with the mat cut to near the plate mark. Very good. An individual plate from the atlas to Cook's THIRD VOYAGE.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM50204
Published by Published by Robins & Smith, Hartford, 1846
,504,pp., plus frontispiece and twenty- seven plates. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, both boards embossed in blind with large floral pattern, edges of boards stamped in gilt. Somewhat rubbed, with moderate shelf wear. Interior slightly foxed throughout, heavier in some sections. Contemporary ownership inscription ("Steam Boat Hotel 1846") on front free endpaper, titlepage, and bottom of final text page. Good plus. Charles Goodrich, a Yale graduate and member of the Connecticut Senate, used the wealth of sources held in Yale's libraries to put together his UNIVERSAL TRAVELLER. In this travel guide, he describes the population, character, costumes, customs, and more of no fewer than fifty regions worldwide, ranging from Japan to New Zealand to Abyssinia to Peru. The illustrations mostly depict local costumes and architecture. An interesting and entertaining look at world travel in the 1800s as well as the the conceptions (and misconceptions) held about the diverse places of the world by 19th century Americans. First published in 1836, Goodrich's UNIVERSAL TRAVELLER went through several editions over the following fifteen years. This copy has the ownership inscription of the "Steam Boat Hotel", which stood on Bank Street in New London. The Hotel's proprietor was William Bacon, who owned several other establishments in New London and was also Contractor of the Tri-Weekly Mail Line between Norwich and Stonington.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM57078
Published by The Williams Publishing Company, Cleveland, 1888
xviii,-507pp., including illustrations. Frontispiece and two portraits. Original cloth, front board and spine gilt. Cloth worn at spine ends. Overall very good. The overland journey to the gold fields by the Ohio native Ferguson is recounted in the first ten chapters, followed by three chapters on California gold digging, with the rest of the text devoted to travels and mining in Australia and New Zealand. Edited by Frederick T. Wallace. DECKER 23:167. FLAKE 3324. EBERSTADT 125:114. WHEAT GOLD RUSH 74. COWAN, p.106. FERGUSON 9584. GRAFF 1035. KURUTZ 235a.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM44178
Published by Appleton & Co., New York, 1858
488,pp. plus folding color map. Original blindstamped cloth. Spine faded and chipped at head, corners bumped and worn. Front free endpaper excised. Internally clean and bright. Very good. The map depicts India just prior to the mutiny against the East India Company. The author, despite recognizing that a defense of East India Company governmental policy would most likely be futile, attempts such a defense here. In the course of his explanation, he provides a detailed cross- section of India, including military history, religious factionism, and the role of Islam in the revolt. SABIN 49337. SMITH TRAVELLERS M86.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM29099
Published by [London, 1852
16 noncontiguous issues, pp. each. Contemporary three quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Rubbed, some edge wear, bit tanned, some scattered foxing. Good. Sixteen issues, without titlepages, from this popular series aimed at satisfying the literary appetite of "higher minded" people. Topics covered include California, sailing to Australia and New Zealand, Siberia, the Isthmus of Panama, and Australia and Van Dieman's land.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM14674
Published by Dordrecht, 1855
xii,299pp. Original printed rear wrapper, front wrapper lacking. Dust soiled, somewhat tanned, else good. First German edition of Hughes' THE AUSTRALIAN COLONIES., originally published in London in 1852. Describes all aspects of Australia, including material on mining. FERGUSON 10639.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM13088
Published by Edinburgh, 1853
279pp. plus folding table and 8pp. of advertisements. Half title. Original cloth, rebacked, leather label. Some minor edge chipping, split at folds of table, paper somewhat brittle. Good. A presentation copy, inscribed on the half title: "The Revd. John Porter with Kind regards of Pat. J. Stirling." An overview of the economic consequences of the gold discoveries and the flood of bullion entering the world markets, including specific accounts of conditions in California and Australia. HOWES S1013. COWAN, p.616. FERGUSON 16282. KURUTZ 606. SABIN 91851.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM20120
Published by Winckelmann & Sohne, Berlin, 1879
vii,278pp. Frontispiece, title vignette and six plates, all color lithographs. Original cloth backed pictorial boards. Spine worn, rather gnawed. Binding a bit cocked. Internally clean. Overall good. Charming color illustrated book of travel and adventure for German children. Includes travel and hunting in Oregon, Guatemala, Chile, Australia and Tasmania, as well as in Africa and the East.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM23730
Published by London, 1874
Two volumes. ,306; ,285pp. plus ,15,pp. of advertisements. Original cloth. Edgeworn, large dampstain to most of front cover of volume 2, old canceled library bookplates. Internally very good. Canada was full of Irish and the United States wasn't much better, so he headed for Australia. "Rejecting the North-Eastern States on account of poverty of soil and the severity of climate, the North-Western because they have nothing to offer which Canada cannot offer likewise, the Southern.because of their negro population, and the Western as being neither more nor less than a great Irish-German reserve, we find that we have but six States remaining." He favored either Canada or California. HOWES S868. FERGUSON 16125.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM18872
Published by [Primarily at sea], 1883
111pp. carbon copy of a manuscript on sheets 10 1/4 x 8 inches, brad-bound along top edge. Approximately 20,500 words. First leaf torn along old creases, with no loss to text. Several leaves chipped along edges. Some light dampstaining along bottom edge. Last two leaves mutilated. Fair. Young man's journal of a trip from New York to Melbourne, Australia. He records a relatively calm and uneventful passage, lasting just over three months. Though dreadfully seasick for the first week or two, he eventually gains his sea legs and stomach and enjoys an easy, if lengthy, voyage. His activities aboard ship include fishing and shooting at birds with the captain, as well as learning navigation and astronomy from the mate.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM40477
Published by Edmonston and Douglas, Edinburgh, 1863
ix,,268pp. plus folding map and twenty illustrations, including nine tinted lithographs. Frontis. Half title. Contemporary brown pebbled cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Slight wear to extremities, half of rear cover faded and bubbled, front free endpaper lacking. Minor foxing, contemporary pencil annotations on list of illustrations, else internally bright and clean. Very good. A charming and descriptive narrative of a tour of most of the major islands of the western Pacific, including Aukland, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Fiji, Samoa, Norfolk, and the Isle of Pines, with a lengthy segment on the Pitcairn Islands. Hood writes extensively on the habits of the numerous native peoples he encountered, including thoughts on anthropology, polygamy, cannibalism, religion, child rearing, and relations with whites. "An informative work, with an interesting description of the Bounty mutineers' descendants at Norfolk Island. Scarce" - Angus & Robertson. FERGUSON 10528. TAYLOR, pp.213,261. HOLMES, p.50. ANGUS & ROBERTSON, INGLETON COLLECTION 6567. AUSTRALASIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY, p.188.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM30378
Published by Sydney, 1876
Color map, 15 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches. Folded into original printed wrappers. Ink signature and ownership stamp on front wrapper, wrappers separated at seam. The map is very nice, with some foxing but no tears at folds. The map, engraved by G.W. Sharp, is shaded with seven colors representing various minerals in New South Wales. On the verso of each panel are printed statistics for telegraphs, railways, livestock, banks, exports, minerals, etc., for 1874-75, as well as an article entitled "Advantages of New South Wales as a Home for the Emigrant." This is the first edition, others issued later. FERGUSON 13171a.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM7086
Published by London, 1839
21pp. Modern three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Light foxing and even toning to first title, some offsetting of unrelated image on titlepage. Very good. Daniel Wheeler was a British Quaker minister who preached in and wrote about the Pacific Islands. This interesting treatise was extracted from Wheeler's letters and journals, which were also published in 1839, the year of his death. Wheeler made a trip to the Pacific in the 1830s, visiting Tasmania, New South Wales, Tahiti, and the Sandwich and Society Islands. This particular tract advocates temperance. Only a handful of copies of the first title are recorded in OCLC, primarily in Australian institutions. FORBES 1184 (ref).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM43394
Published by London, 1886
Two volumes. xxviii,675;xii,803pp. including several in-text maps, charts and illustrations, plus fifteen plates (including frontispiece in second volume) and a folding colored map. Thick octavo. Original pictorial gilt cloth, spines gilt, skillfully rebacked with original backstrips laid down. A few scattered light fox marks. Very good, partially unopened. These volumes compile the notebooks kept by Queen Victoria's grandsons, Prince Albert Victor and Prince George of Wales, on a round- the-world cruise from 1879 to 1882. The voyage took them from Portsmouth to Gibraltar, across the Atlantic to the West Indies, and then around the Cape of Good Hope to Australia and Fiji. From there they visited Japan and China before going to Egypt and Palestine via the Suez Canal on their return. There are several smaller maps of the route, as well as plans of various cities. The book also includes a list of the ship's officers and a schedule of the daily routine on board. John Dalton was chaplain on the cruise.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM30260
Published by London, 1851
Two volumes bound in one. 464;iv,253-492pp. 12mo. Contemporary three quarter brown calf and boards, green gilt morocco label. Slightly rubbed. Minute toning. Contemporary ownership signature on front free endpaper and at head of second titlepage. Very good. A later printing, after the first of 1843, of this amusing and fictitious tale of a would- be emigrant to North America. The narrator, having decided to cast off his native Britain, seeks out the perfect new home, travelling first to Canada, then the United States, and on to the West Indies, South Africa, and finally Australia. Pithy and humorous descriptions, particularly of Americans, abound. The second item is a Victorian romance cum adventure tale set in Italy. Surprisingly scarce. OCLC locates only five copies of this edition. OCLC 38716842.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM31977
Published by London, 1857
xvi,466pp. plus three maps (two folding), and advertisements. Thick octavo. Original cloth. Cloth worn, bit frayed at spine ends, front hinge broken, neat bookplate. Tear in gutter of one folding map with no loss. Internally very good and clean. Westgarth, a member of the Victoria legislature, wrote several works regarding Australia. The first part of this book contains historical notes about the colony of Victoria, its present state and prospects for the future, with emphasis on gold mining. "Overland Notes" (p.367 on) is a description of a journey from Melbourne through West Australia to Ceylon, Aden, Egypt, and finally to England via the Suez. FERGUSON 18418.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM6865
Published by A.W. Wilgus, Buffalo, 1843
356pp. plus frontispiece and folding map. 12mo. Contemporary half calf and ribbed cloth, expertly rebacked with original spine laid down. A good copy. An interesting and vivid account of the author's imprisonment on Van Dieman's Island as a result of charges brought against him during the insurrection in Upper Canada. Written in the form of letters, this is a minutely detailed description of life in the prison colony, the events leading to Wait's incarceration, and his efforts to lobby for his release. Also included are personal letters of appeal from Wait's wife on behalf of her husband, written to the Earl of Durham and others. A crude little map of Tasmania, printed in negative, must be the first chart of that island executed in Buffalo. HOWES W16. SABIN 100969. TPL 2622. LANDE 2283. FERGUSON 3762. SEVERANCE, BUFFALO IMPRINTS, p.590.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM46076A
Published by London, 1852
viii,248pp. plus advertisements. Folding frontispiece map. 12mo. Original printed paper boards. Bit chipped at head and toe of spine, hinges broken and textblock nearly detached. Text tanned but internally quite clean. Good. "Enlarged and Corrected Edition." Includes a history of Australian discovery, with sections on Australia; New South Wales, its industry, produce and gold fields; Victoria, its attributes, location and gold fields; and advice to emigrants in reaching Australia. FERGUSON 9357.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM7726
Published by Buffalo, 1843
356pp. plus frontispiece and folding map. 12mo. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, leather label. Extremities lightly worn. Contemporary ownership inscription on front flyleaf, later ink stamp on verso of fly leaf. Light scattered foxing, but generally quite fresh and clean internally. Very good. An interesting and vivid account of the author's imprisonment on Van Dieman's Island as a result of charges brought against him during the insurrection in Upper Canada. Written in the form of letters, this is a minutely detailed description of life in the prison colony, the events leading to Wait's incarceration, and his efforts to lobby for his release. A crude little map of Tasmania, printed in negative, must be the first chart of that island executed in Buffalo. HOWES W16. SABIN 100969. TPL 2622.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM46076
Published by Buffalo, 1843
356pp. plus frontispiece and folding map. 12mo. Original half calf and paper boards. Boards chipped and worn, particularly at corners. Map trimmed to fit text block, affecting left edge of image. Later pencil ownership inscription on front flyleaf. Light foxing. Good. An interesting and vivid account of the author's imprisonment on Van Dieman's Island as a result of charges brought against him during the insurrection in Upper Canada. Written in the form of letters, this is a minutely detailed description of life in the prison colony, the events leading to Wait's incarceration, and his efforts to lobby for his release. A crude little map of Tasmania, printed in negative, must be the first chart of that island executed in Buffalo. HOWES W16. SABIN 100969. TPL 2622.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM46076B
Published by Johan Edman, Upsala, 1776
Two volumes bound in one. ,308,; ,326,pp. plus folding engraved map. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine stamped in blind and gilt. Edges, corners, and spine lightly worn, upper portion of spine repaired. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Minor small stains in corners of titlepage. Map has small tears on folds and on margins with minor loss, a few small stains and light foxing. Internally very clean, occasional extremely minor stains. A very good copy. Swedish translation of Fréville's HISTOIRE DES NOUVELLES DÉCOUVERTES FAITES DANS LA MER DU SUD EN 1767, 1768, 1769, & 1770, first published in Paris in 1774. According to Hill, the work is "an abridged French version of Dalrymple's AN HISTORICAL COLLECTION OF THE SEVERAL VOYAGES AND DISCOVERIES IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN, translated and with a preface by Anne François Joachim de Fréville." Dalrymple was hydrographer to the British Admiralty, and his historical account of the Spanish and Dutch voyages in the South Pacific, first published in London in 1770- 71, was designed to stimulate British commercial interest in the area and strengthen the author's claim to the existence of a southern continent. This Swedish edition, translated by Mårten Eklund with an additional appendix, has a map of the South Pacific with the tracks of Byron, Wallis, Carteret, and Cook indicated. Kroepelien notes that although the folding map is mentioned on the titlepage, "it was issued sometime after the publication of both volumes and is thus frequently missing." A scarce Swedish edition of Dalrymple's work. KROEPELIEN 471. BEDDIE 721. HILL 411 (1774 ed). COX II, p.300 ( 1774 ed). SABIN 25913 (1774 ed).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM36467
Published by London, 1849
xxiv,512pp. plus 6pp. of advertisements and errata slip. Modern half calf and marbled boards, leather label. Very good. A classic work in the theory of colonization, the culmination of Wakefield's attempt at a theory of colonization based upon scientific principles. His ideas influenced colonial officials and practices in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and in the latter place Wakefield was instrumental in establishing a permanent British colony. "The importance of Wakefield's achievements in colonial matters can hardly be overestimated. The tangible fruits of his labours are the least part of their result, for all subsequent colonial development has followed the direction of his thought" - DNB. FERGUSON 5235. DNB XX, pp.449-52.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM19970
Published by Boston, 1841
265pp. 16mo. Half calf and marbled boards with leather spine label. Bit tanned, else very good. Second edition, after the first of 1836. O'Connell first gained employment as a cabin boy at age eleven. During his residence in New Holland (Australia), he accompanied British surveyor Oxley on a six-month exploring expedition, gaining some knowledge of the aborigines and the history of the colony. Later he was shipwrecked in the Caroline islands, where he lived for five years. After time spent in prison, possibly for piracy, he was sent to Canton, travelled overland to Peking, then headed home. "O'Connell's description is the first extensive ethnographic account of the island of Ponape" - Day. HILL 1250 (ref). FERGUSON 3268. DAY 44.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM22499
Published by Reading and Wellbank, Sydney, 1860
,305pp. plus folding map and corrigenda tipped in at rear. Modern tan cloth, gilt leather label. Very small tear at gutter margin of map, repaired with tissue. Internally clean. Very good. William Branwhite Clarke (1798-1878) was an English clergyman and geologist who emigrated to Australia in 1839. "The first trained geologist to settle in Australia, he moved out rapidly from Sydney on horseback in a widening arc collecting rocks and fossils, and in 1841 discovered evidence of gold. His interest in mineralogy was keen and he publicly predicted that the country would be found wonderfully rich in metals, a prediction verified in the rush to the New South Wales goldfields in 1851. During 1851- 3 Clarke was engaged by the government to conduct a geological and mineral survey of New South Wales and, on foot and horseback, traversed some 60,000 square miles from the southern Alps to northern New South Wales and into southern Queensland. On this reconnaissance Clarke opened up important mineral resources in the colony, describing the metalliferous districts and the stratigraphy and structure of the country in twenty-eight reports to the government and preaching, burying, and baptizing at the diggings as he went" - DNB. He would eventually become a household name in the colony. The folding map shows gold localities in the basin of the Snowy River and Upper Murrumbidgee, 1851-52, which were chiefly discovered by Clarke. FERGUSON 8337. DNB (online).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM47031
Published by Printed for T. Chapman by T. Gillet, London, 1799
,c,395,pp. plus six plates and seven folding maps. Quarto. Contemporary tree calf, rebacked in lighter modern leather, spine gilt, leather labels. Extremities lightly worn. Contemporary ownership inscription on front flyleaf. Large map reinforced with tissue at folds, some repaired tears. Material from front fly leaf through titlepage detached but present. Internally clean. Good. The voyage of the Duff, undertaken by the London Missionary Society for the purpose of establishing a mission in Tahiti, became the first such voyage to sail the little-known waters of the Pacific Ocean. "After two hundred and eight days the vessel reached Tahiti, landing seventeen missionaries there, a further twelve at Tonga, and one on the Marquesas. Trouble with the natives arose and three of the missionaries in Tonga were killed. Others were compelled to seek refuge at Sydney. Nevertheless the work was maintained and extended by heroic members of the band as opportunities offered. Several of the missionaries settled in Australia and founded families important to Australian history" - Ferguson. "The account is of extraordinary interest for its fresh and somewhat naive viewpoint, and for its descriptions of customs passed over by the nautical and geographical explorer" - Cox. The charts made an important contribution to South Pacific cartography. HILL 1894. COX II, p.307. DURIETZ 528. FERGUSON 302.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM47298A
Published by New York, 1853
371,pp. Seventeen plates (fourteen of them within the pagination). Frontis. Original publisher's cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Light soiling to boards, minor wear at extremities. Contemporary owner's inscription on fly leaf. Text lightly foxed. Very good. Second edition, after the first of the previous year. "Colvocoresses, a naval officer, saw extensive service throughout the world, including taking part in the overland expedition of the Wilkes expedition in 1841 from Vancouver Island to San Francisco. He was mysteriously murdered in Bridgeport, Connecticut, thirty years later" - Hill. His account, based on a journal he kept during his travels, is a most readable overview of the people, scenery, and events encountered by the Wilkes expedition. Illustrated with many nice engravings of west coast scenes, whales, icebergs, the Hawaiian palm tree, the "Puebla of Los Angeles," and many natural history subjects. This second edition contains only seventeen plates, whereas the very rare first edition contains nineteen. One of the plates that has been excluded from this edition would comprise pages 319 and 320, which accounts for the lack of those page numbers in this edition (the text is complete). Several of the plates in this edition are also printed on "brownish parchment-like paper" as noted by Rosove. This is one of the rarest Wilkes expedition narratives. HASKELL 115. HOWES C635. HILL 347 (another ed). SABIN 14907. COWAN, p.138. SPENCE 310. RADER 878. BORBA DE MORAES, p.194. FORBES 1854 (another ed). ROSOVE ANTARCTIC 74.B1.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM40036