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An almost-lifesize vintage portrait photograph of Sir James Hurtle Fisher (1790-1875), 'one of the most important pioneers of South Australia' ('Australian Dictionary of Biography')

An almost-lifesize vintage portrait photograph of Sir James Hurtle Fisher (1790-1875), 'one of the most important pioneers of South Australia' ('Australian Dictionary of Biography') by FISHER, Sir James Hurtle

The very fine portrait (visible image size 545 × 395 mm, in its original ornate gilt frame, external dimensions 740 &time...

AUD $25,000.00
[The Case of the Honorable George Milner Stephen]

[The Case of the Honorable George Milner Stephen] by [STEPHEN, George Milner]

[Adelaide]: with the colophon 'Robert Thomas & Co., Printers, Hindley Street', 1840. First Edition. Hardcover. Very...

AUD $15,000.00
A Voyage to New Holland, &c. In the Year, 1699.

A Voyage to New Holland, &c. In the Year, 1699. by Dampier, William

London: James Knapton, 1703 162 pages, followed by index and five pages of publishers' ads. Folding map at frontispiece, pl...

$5,000.00
THE TRAVELS AND ADVENTURES OF JAMES MASSEY. TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH

THE TRAVELS AND ADVENTURES OF JAMES MASSEY. TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH by [Tyssot de Patot, Simon]

London: Printed for John Watts, 1733. [12],318,[6]pp. 12mo. Contemporary calf, sympathetically rebacked in matching calf, with ...

$3,000.00
Blast the Bush; Too Long in the Bush; Bush Bashers; Beating About the Bush; Still in the Bush; End of an Era (6 vols)

Blast the Bush; Too Long in the Bush; Bush Bashers; Beating About the Bush; Still in the Bush; End of an Era (6 vols) by Beadell, Len

Adelaide: Corkwood Press 1999-2003 Special Editions 6 vols 8vo, 1999 Very Fine leather-bound matching set of all six of Len Bead...

$3,000.00
Report on the Work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia. [Volume 1: Introduction, Narrative, Summary of Results, Supplement to Zoological Report, Map. Volume 2: Zoology. Volume 3: Geology and Botany. Volume 4: Anthropology]

Report on the Work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia. [Volume 1: Introduction, Narrative, Summary of Results, Supplement to Zoological Report, Map. Volume 2: Zoology. Volume 3: Geology and Botany. Volume 4: Anthropology] by [Horn Scientific Expedition]. SPENCER, (Sir Walter) Baldwin (editor)

London: Dulau, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. London, Dulau, 1896. Quarto, four volumes, [ii], xviii, 220 pages wi...

AUD $4,000.00
A General Chart: Exhibiting the Discoveries made by Captn. James Cook in this and his two preceding Voyages; with the Tracks of the Ships under his Command

A General Chart: Exhibiting the Discoveries made by Captn. James Cook in this and his two preceding Voyages; with the Tracks of the Ships under his Command by COOK, James and Henry Roberts

Area of exposed chart, shown within mat, measures 37.5" x 24". Reveals the routes of Cook's three voyages, starting with the End...

$2,750.00
The Gawler Handbook. A Record of the Rise and Progress of that important Town; to which are added Memoirs of McKinlay the Explorer and Dr Nott

The Gawler Handbook. A Record of the Rise and Progress of that important Town; to which are added Memoirs of McKinlay the Explorer and Dr Nott by LOYAU, George Ettienne

Adelaide: Goodfellow & Hele [almost certainly the Author - James Dally was convinced], 1880. First Edition. Hardcover. Very...

AUD $3,500.00
Discoveries in Australia; with an Account of the Coasts and Rivers explored and surveyed during the Voyages of H.M.S. 'Beagle', in the Years 1837-38-39-40-41-42-43.. Also a Narrative of Captain Owen Stanley's Visits to the Islands in the Arafura Sea

Discoveries in Australia; with an Account of the Coasts and Rivers explored and surveyed during the Voyages of H.M.S. 'Beagle', in the Years 1837-38-39-40-41-42-43.. Also a Narrative of Captain Owen Stanley's Visits to the Islands in the Arafura Sea by STOKES, John Lort

London: Boone, 1846. First Edition. Hardcover. London, Boone, 1846. Octavo, two volumes, [2] (inserted advertising leaf for thi...

AUD $3,000.00
Experiences of a Colonist Forty Years Ago; A Journey from Port Phillip to South Australia in 1839 and A Voyage from Port Phillip to Adelaide in 1846. By an Old Hand

Experiences of a Colonist Forty Years Ago; A Journey from Port Phillip to South Australia in 1839 and A Voyage from Port Phillip to Adelaide in 1846. By an Old Hand by [HAMILTON, George]

Adelaide: J. Williams, Printer [for the Author], 1880. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Adelaide, J. Williams, Printer [for ...

AUD $2,200.00
Geographic Travels in Central Australia from 1872 to 1874

Geographic Travels in Central Australia from 1872 to 1874 by GILES, Ernest

Melbourne: Printed for the Author by McCarron, Bird, 1875. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Melbourne, Printed for the Aut...

AUD $1,850.00
Lonely Lands: Through the Heart of Australia. With Portrait, Map, and 84 Photographic Illustrations By the Author

Lonely Lands: Through the Heart of Australia. With Portrait, Map, and 84 Photographic Illustrations By the Author by Birtles, Francis E

Sydney: N.S.W. Bookstall Company, 1909. xv, 224 pages plus 16-page publisher's catalogue at rear. Leaf xiii and leaf xv (the...

AUD $1,650.00
My Army, O My Army

My Army, O My Army by Henry Lawson

Tyrrells, Sydney, 1915. First Edition. Hardcover (Embossed Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Norman Lin...

AUD $1,450.00



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