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There are some very rare and special books in the Biblio Rare Book Room, and if you love all things Australia, you should definitely look through the rare Australiana books section below. From signed, first-edition books to one of a kind documents to the Australian government, there are plenty of fascinating rare and antique books about Australia in the Biblio Rare Book Room.



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 × 595 mm) is exquisitely hand-painted and signed by the famous colonial photographer, Townsend Duryea (1823-1888). His original la…

From Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers

AU$25000.00


AN HISTORICAL NARRATIVE OF THE DISCOVERY OF NEW HOLLAND AND NEW SOUTH WALES. Containing an account of the inhabitants, soil, animals, and other productions of those countries, and including a particular Description of Botany Bay. by FIELDING, John.:

Illustrated with 2 maps on 1 sheet, a chart of New Holland, New South Wales, Botany Bay, and the New Discovered Islands in the North and South Pacific Ocean, 1786. LACKING ORIGINAL CHART, BUT AN ORIGINAL CHART DATED 1787 (ONE YEAR LATER) HAS BEEN TIPPED …

From Roger Middleton

£9500.00


[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 Good. [Adelaide], with the colophon 'Robert Thomas & Co., Printers, Hindley Street', [circa 1840]. Octavo, 140 pages. Later half calf; mi…

From Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers

AU$15000.00


Twelve views in Adelaide and its vicinity, South Australia. by Nixon, Frederick Robert

1845. No Binding. Very Good. Frederick Robert Nixon's very rare set of twelve views of Adelaide published in 1845. Only ninety three Adelaide residents subscribed to the views at a price of of one Guinea. Nixon's Views, is the earliest South Australian…

From Antique Print Map Room

AU$10450.00


Reize rondom de waereld. Met kaarten en plaaten. by Cook, James (with notes by George Forster, transl. by J.D. Pasteur). [14 Vols. complete. First Dutch edition]

Collected accounts of the three great voyages by James Cook (1728-1779).Cook, James (with notes by George Forster, transl. by J.D. Pasteur). Reize rondom de waereld. Met kaarten en plaaten. Vertaald door J.D. Pasteur. Leyden, Amsterdam, The Hague, Honkoop…

From Acanthus Antiquariaat

€5750.00


THE PASTORAL HOMES of AUSTRALIA, NEW SOUTH WALES. by PASTORALISTS' REVIEW:

Sydney, Melbourne and London, printed by John Andrew & Co, The Pastoralists Review Propy, Ltd,. 1910. . THE SECOND VOLUME OF THE FIRST SERIES, 1910. 4to approximately 280 x 220 mm, 11 x 8½ inches, colour frontispiece, illustrated throughout, an illu…

From Roger Middleton

£4500.00


A comprehensive collection of Parliamentary Papers pertaining to the explorations in South Australia of Benjamin Herschel Babbage (1815-1878) by BABBAGE, Benjamin Herschel

Babbage was 'engineer, scientist and explorer ... son of Charles Babbage, Cambridge professor of mathematics [and the first computer pioneer], and his wife Georgina, sister of W.W. Whitmore, a founder of South Australia.... In 1856 Babbage was sent north…

From Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers

AU$7500.00


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

London: James Knapton, 1703. First Edition . Full Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 162 pages, followed by index and five pages of publishers' ads. Folding map at frontispiece, plus four tables/maps and ten natural history plates. Vol. III in Captain …

From Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps

$5000.00


History of Marine Architecture. Including an enlarged and progressive View of the Nautical Regulations and Naval History, both Civil and Military, of all Nations, especially of Great Britain. - 3 Vols. by Charnock, J.A. - [Including albumen photograph & note by midshipman Thomas William Oliver of the 'HMS ASIA']

Charnock, J. A. History of Marine Architecture. Including an enlarged and progressive View of the Nautical Regulations and Naval History, both Civil and Military, of all Nations, especially of Great Britain. London, R. Faulder (ao), 1800-1802. 1st. ed. 3…

From Acanthus Antiquariaat

€4250.00


TWO EXPEDITIONS INTO THE INTERIOR OF SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA, DURING THE YEARS 1828, 1829, 1830, AND 1831: with observations on the Soil, Climate, and General Resources of the Colony of New South Wales . by STURT, Charles.:

London, Smith, Elder and Co. 1833.. FIRST EDITION 1833, 2 volumes, complete set. 8vo, approximately 220 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, 2 maps: 1 large folding and 1 full page, 13 lithograph plates including 4 hand coloured bird plates, list of illustrat…

From Roger Middleton

£2750.00


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 raised bands and gilt labels. Engraved frontis (signed "G. Van der Guchte"). Early stamped insignia on front pastedown, modest …

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

$3000.00


Blast the Bush; Too Long in the Bush; Bush Bashers; Beating About the Bush; Still in the Bush; End of an Era (6 vols # 41 of 50 Signed Sets) 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 Beadell's often humorous autobiographical writings detailing his pioneering road-building projects throughout the Central Austr…

From N & A Smiles

$3000.00


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 by LOYAU, George Ettienne

Adelaide: Goodfellow & Hele [almost certainly the Author - James Dally was convinced], 1880. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Adelaide, Goodfellow & Hele [almost certainly the Author - James Dally was convinced], 1880. Octavo, 182, 30 (advertisement…

From Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers

AU$3500.00


AN ACCOUNT OF A VOYAGE TO NEW SOUTH WALES and THE HISTORY OF NEW SOUTH WALES. by BARRINGTON, George.:

London, printed for M. Jones, 1802-1803.. FIRST EDITIONS 2 volumes 1803 and 1802, by George Barrington Superintendent of the Convicts. To which is prefixed a Detail of His Life, Trials, Speeches, &c. &c. Enriched with beautiful Coloured Prints. AN ACCOU…

From Roger Middleton

£1800.00


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 by STOKES, John Lort

London: Boone, 1846. First Edition. Hardcover. London, Boone, 1846. Octavo, two volumes, [2] (inserted advertising leaf for this work), xii, [ii] (list of charts, verso blank), [ii] (errata, verso blank), 522 (last blank), 8 (publisher's catalogue) pages…

From Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers

AU$3000.00


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