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  • COFFEE, Frank, compiler
    FORTY YEARS ON THE PACIFIC. The Lure of the Great Ocean. A Book of Reference for the Traveler and Pleasure for the Stay-at-Home.

    Edition: First US edition

    New York: Oceanic Publishing Company, 1920. Octavo, dark blue cloth lettered and bordered in white. (xiv), 375 pp + numerous plates, several maps in text at rear, indexed. Tipped in errata slip at page vii. 1922 ink name at front, yellowing to page edges, else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no flaking to the white cover stamping. Much on Hawaii, Japan, and Alaska and also covering the Phillippines, Hong Kong, Easter Island, The Carolines, Norfolk, Pitcairn, Lord Howe, Solomons, Gilberts, Papua and New Guinea, Tahiti, Tonga, Somoa, Fiji, New Zealand, very interesting articles, facts, history, lore of the Pacific Rim. Coffee was Australian. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43791
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  • LOUIS BECKE SET (30 volumes in all, 19 being first editions) by BECKE, Louis
    BECKE, Louis
    LOUIS BECKE SET (30 volumes in all, 19 being first editions)

    George Lewis ("Louis") Becke (1855-1913), was born in Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia. A trader and adventurer in the South Pacific, he began his career as a journalist and writer in 1893, eventually publishing 35 books (six in collaboration with Walter James Jeffery), and enjoying literary fame in the 1890s. James A. Michener and A. Grove Day considered him to be the best writer about the South Pacific. Uniformly bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in half emerald morocco and marbled boards, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, bound-in ribbon markers, spines with raised bands, gilt decorations (ship, anchor, shell, fish), date at foot. Two blank leaves at front and at rear of each volume, all with half-titles except where noted. Spines evenly…

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    George Lewis ("Louis") Becke (1855-1913), was born in Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia. A trader and adventurer in the South Pacific, he began his career as a journalist and writer in 1893, eventually publishing 35 books (six in collaboration with Walter James Jeffery), and enjoying literary fame in the 1890s. James A. Michener and A. Grove Day considered him to be the best writer about the South Pacific. Uniformly bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in half emerald morocco and marbled boards, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, bound-in ribbon markers, spines with raised bands, gilt decorations (ship, anchor, shell, fish), date at foot. Two blank leaves at front and at rear of each volume, all with half-titles except where noted. Spines evenly sunned to brown; slight darkening to margins of sides and leather corners; some small scuff spots to the leather inner margin of the sides of a few volumes (touched up); else fine, no chipping to the spines, no owner names, hinges and joints not cracked. All volumes octavo but various sizes. Contains: *A FIRST FLEET FAMILY By Louis Becke and Walter Jeffery. London: Unwin, 1896. First edition. xvi, 271 pp. Folding map at front. * ADMIRAL PHILIP. The Founding of New South Wales. By Louis Becke and Walter Jeffery. London: Unwin, 1899. First edition. (v)-xx, 336 pp + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard + 2 maps. THE ADVENTURES OF LOUIS BLAKE. London: T. Werner Laurie, 1913. Later printing. [4], 307, [1, ad] pp. THE ADVENTURES OF A SUPERCARGO. London: Unwin, (1925). Second impression (re-set). 285 pp. BREACHLEY, BLACK SHEEP. London: Unwin, 1902. Third impression. vi, 300 pp. Text paper tanned. BY REEF AND PALM and THE EBBING OF THE TIDE. London: Unwin, (1924). "Seventh impression", first of the Uniform Edition, which combined his first two books (1894 and 1895 respectively). (3)-396 pp. * BY ROCK AND POOL ON AN AUSTRAL SHORE and Other Stories. London: Unwin, 1901. First edition. (vi), 250 pp. * THE CALL OF THE SOUTH. London: John Milne, 1908. First edition. vi, 320 pp. * CHINKIE'S FLAT and Other Stories. London: Unwin, 1904. First edition. [8], 336 pp. * EDWARD BARRY (South Sea Pearler). London: Unwin, 1900. First edition. viii, (247) pp. Text paper tanned. HELEN ADAIR. London: Unwin, (1924). Third impression (re-set). 288 pp. * HIS NATIVE WIFE. London: Unwin, no date [1896]. First edition. (5)-(203) pp + frontispiece with tissue guard. Frontispiece illustration is by L. Leslie Brooke. Art nouveau decorations, a volume in the Century Library. Narrow octavo. * THE MUTINEER. A Romance of Pitcairn Island. By Louis Becke and Walter Jeffery. London: Unwin, 1898, First edition. viii, 298, [14, ads] pp. * 'NEATH AUSTRAL SKIES. London: John Milne, 1909. First edition. [vi, (7)-(316) pp. * NOTES FROM MY SOUTH SEA LOG. With Portrait and a Map. London: T. Werner Laurie, 1905. First edition. vi, 352 pp + folding map at rear and frontispiece portrait with tissue guard. PACIFIC TALES. London: Unwin, (1924). Sixth printing. [8], (324) pp. * THE PEARL DIVERS OF RONCADOR REEF and Other Stories. London: James Clarke, 1908. First edition. 285 pp * RÍDAN THE DEVIL and Other Stories. London: Unwin, 1899. First edition. (viii), 330 pp. * RODMAN THE BOATSTEERER and Other Stories. London: Unwin, 1898. First edition. (viii), (332), [12, ads] pp. * THE SETTLERS OF KAROSSA CREEK and Other Stories of Australian Bush Life. With Coloured and Other Illustrations. London: The Religious Tract Society, no date [1907]. First edition. (240) pp + colour frontispiece with tissue guard, title page printed in red & black, and two b&w plates. * SKETCHES FROM NORMANDY. Frontispiece by W. Dacres Adams. London: T. Werner Laurie, 1907 [1906]. First edition. [6], 250 pp + frontispiece with tissue guard. THE STRANGE ADVENTURE OF SHERVINTON and Other Stories. London: Unwin, (1926). Second impression (re-set). 317 pp. * THE TAPU OF BANDERAH. By Louis Becke and Walter Jeffry. London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1901. First edition. (viii), (316) pp. * TESSA THE TRADER'S WIFE. London: Unwin, 1901. First edition. [4], (232) pp. * TOM GERRARD. London: Unwin, 1905. First edition. [8], (293) pp. TOM WALLIS. A Tale of the South Seas. Sixth Impression. London: The Religious Tract Society, no date. (320) pp + colour frontispiece with tissue guard. No half-title (as issued?) UNDER TROPIC SKIES. London: Unwin, (1926). Second impression (re-set). 320 pp. WILD LIFE IN SOUTHERN SEAS. London: Unwin, 1897. "Second Edition". (iii)-viii, (370) pp. YORKE THE ADVENTURER and Other Stories. London: Unwin, (1925). Second impression (re-set). (vi), 7-254 pp. * [BECKE] FISHER, (Lala, editor). BY CREEK AND GULLY. Stories and Sketches Mostly of Bush Life. Told in Prose and Rhyme. By Australian Writers in England. London: Unwin, 1899. viii, 302, [2, ads] pp + frontispiece portrait of Fisher with tissue guard. Contains on pp 283-97 "The Last Cruise of John Maudsley Recruiter", a story by Louis Becke. Also contributions by E.W. Hornung, Hume Nisbet, Douglas Sladen, Mrs. Campbell Praed, Frank Richardson, and others. Note: titles with an asterisk are first editions. Note: heavy parcel, extra shipping will be required

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 22937
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  • HARRIS, Walter Kilroy
    OUTBACK IN AUSTRALIA, or Three Australian Overlanders: being an account of the longest Overlanding journey ever attempted in Australia with a single horse, and including chapters on various phases of Outback Life

    Edition: First printing

    Letchworth, England: Garden City Press, 1913. Octavo, original maroon cloth gilt lettered. pp (2), x, 224 + 29 photos on 20 plates + 1 map; index. Some foxing to page edges and text, esp. to early leaves, else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 33842
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  • RAMBLES OF AN AUSTRALIAN NATURALIST From the notes and journals of Thomas Ward by FOUNTAIN, Paul
    FOUNTAIN, Paul
    RAMBLES OF AN AUSTRALIAN NATURALIST From the notes and journals of Thomas Ward

    Edition: First US issue

    New York: Dutton, 1907. Octavo, brown cloth gilt, top edges gilt. pp viii, (344). Bit of wear to spine tips, upper rear joint' front joint repaird externally with brown rice paper; small name label at front; in all, just good externally, but now tight in the binding, text quite clean and unworn, no owner names. Made from sheets of the London (Murray) edition with a cancel title leaf. Ward was a Queensland stock-farmer and a keen amateur naturalist. Detailed account of some Ozian flora and fauna.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 39331
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  • SCOTT'S LAST EXPEDITION. In Two Volumes... Arranged by Leonard Huxley. With a Preface by Sir Clements R. Markham... by SCOTT, R.F., Captain [Griffith Taylor signed].
    SCOTT, R.F., Captain [Griffith Taylor signed].
    SCOTT'S LAST EXPEDITION. In Two Volumes... Arranged by Leonard Huxley. With a Preface by Sir Clements R. Markham...

    Toronto: McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart, copyright 1913. Second? printing of the Canadian edition, from plates of the US edition, with minor revisions and some additions. Thick quarto. Two volumes, black cloth, spines gilt lettered, top edges gilt, title pages printed in orange and black. xxiv, 446, [2, blank]; [2, blank], (xviii), 376 pp. Frontispiece portraits engraved by Emery Walker with tissue guards in each volume and folding map at rear of each. Volume I contains Scott's journals. Volume II contains "the Reports of the Journeys & the Scientific Work Undertaken by Dr. E.A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition." "With Photogravure Frontispieces, 6 Original Sketches in Photogravure by Dr. E.A. Wilson, 18 Coloured Plates (16 from Drawings…

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    Toronto: McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart, copyright 1913. Second? printing of the Canadian edition, from plates of the US edition, with minor revisions and some additions. Thick quarto. Two volumes, black cloth, spines gilt lettered, top edges gilt, title pages printed in orange and black. xxiv, 446, [2, blank]; [2, blank], (xviii), 376 pp. Frontispiece portraits engraved by Emery Walker with tissue guards in each volume and folding map at rear of each. Volume I contains Scott's journals. Volume II contains "the Reports of the Journeys & the Scientific Work Undertaken by Dr. E.A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition." "With Photogravure Frontispieces, 6 Original Sketches in Photogravure by Dr. E.A. Wilson, 18 Coloured Plates (16 from Drawings by Dr. Wilson), 260 Full-Page and smaller Illustrations, from Photographs taken by Herbert G. Ponting, and other Members of the Expedition; Panoramas and Maps." - from the title page. Book collated and all plates and maps present. The spine bears the McClelland & Goodchild imprint, but the title leaf bears the expanded imprint, making this printing between 1914 and 1918. Speaking of Volume I of this printing, Spadoni & Donnelly's bibliography of the M&S imprint states "Minor revisions have been made to the charts at the end of the reprint, and three new charts have been added, bringing the pagination to 446." Volume I has a bit of wear to spine tips and outer corners, slight cover rubbing, gilt spine lettering dulled but legible; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired; ink name to front free endpaper with date beneath erased; ink quotations of Robert E. Peary and Scott by hand to the half-title leaf; tears to folding map at rear repaired; tan soil spot to fore margin of pp 23-24; else a good, sound copy. Volume II has has a bit of wear to spine tips and outer corners, slight cover rubbing, gilt spine lettering dulled but legible; repairs to the map at p. 198, else a good, sound copy. SIGNED BY GRIFFITH TAYLOR beneath his printed name at bottom margin of page 198 in Volume II ("Griffith Taylor. 2 Dec 1935.") Taylor's report "The Western Journeys", occupies pp 124-98 of Volume II, which also includes his "A Résumé of the Physiography and Glacial Geology of Victoria Land, Antarctica" (pp 285-94). Thomas Griffith Taylor (1880-1963) grew up in Australia, entered Sydney University in 1899, and studied at Cambridge 1907-10, doing work in geology. Upon his return to Australia, he was offered a position with the Commonwealth Weather Service and was invited to represent the Service on Scott's Terra Nova Expedition (1910-12). Eventually running afoul of the Australian government for his views on immigration to Australia, he took a post as a full professor at the University of Chicago in 1929, moving on to the University of Toronto in 1936. He founded the Department of Geography at that university, having already founded the University of Sydney's department. An interesting copy, signed by an important member of the expedition and an eminent geographer. Note: 4 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 16967
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  • Sturt, John (Richard C. Davis, editor)
    The Central Australian Expedition 1844-1846: The Journals of John Sturt

    London: Hakluyt Society, 2002. Dark blue cloth gilt. Pp (lxxii), 366; 5 colour illustrations and 1 map in text. Fine in fine jacket. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 29938
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  • FENN, George Manville
    THE DINGO BOYS or The Squatters of Wallaby Range. With Six Illustrations by W.S. Stacey

    Edition: First edition.

    London: W.& R. Chambers, 1892. Original blue pictorial cloth stamped in gilt, black, green, brown, and blue, decorated endpapers. Octavo, 312, 36 (ads) pp + tissue guard at frontispiece. 6 b&w plates included in pagination. Book is leaned, yellowed to the page edges; ink name at top of title page and contents page; text paper lightly toned; some seperations at gutters in text but still firm in the binding, hinges not cracked; tan spot to bottom margin of pp 8-9; nicks a slight rubbing at foot of spine; in all, still a VG copy, gilt bright. Boy's adventure novel set in Australia, scarce in first edition. Muir 2458.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 30721
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  • LEICHHARDT, F.W. Ludwig
    THE LETTERS OF F.W. LUDWIG LEICHHARDT. Collected and newly translated by M. Arousseau (3 volume set)

    Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press for The Hakluyt Society, 1968. Three volume set, blue cloth. pp xvi, 423; v, 425-819; v, 821-1174 + frontis. portrait, one folding map, one map in text, indexed. Fine copies, no owner names. Pale blue jackets has a few short tears, light spine sunning, VG otherwise. Leichhart was the most important of the scientific explorers of Australia. The letters extend from his student years in the 1830s until his disappearance in the Australian interior in 1848. Note: 3 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 29395
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