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Auction Description for Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers: Rare Books, Prints, Maps, Photographs & Colonial Artwork
Auction Description:
This session features such rarities as George French Angas' superb colour-plate books South Australia Illustrated, The New Zealanders Illustrated, The Kafirs Illustrated and A Ramble in Malta and Sicily; fine early maps of Australia; a group of charming early watercolours of the lower reaches of the river Murray; and prints by Gill, Westall, Angas, von Guerard and Gould (among others)

Rare Books, Prints, Maps, Photographs & Colonial Artwork (127 Lots)

by Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers


127 lots | 126 with images

April 10, 2016

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Adelaide, Australia

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ANGAS, George French: The Kafirs Illustrated (1849)

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Description: ANGAS, George French: The Kafirs Illustrated in a Series of Drawings taken among the Amazulu, Amaponda and Amakosa Tribes.... Also Portraits of the Hottentot, Malay, Fingo, and other Races inhabiting Southern Africa: together with Sketches of Landscape Scenery in the Zulu Country, Natal, and the Cape Colony. London, J. Hogarth, 1849. Imperial folio, viii, [ii] (list of illustrations), 9-52 pages with 11 in-text wood engravings plus 30 hand-coloured lithographs with tissue-guards (with caption leaves and occasional introductory articles interspersed between them), but lacking the uncoloured frontispiece portrait of the author. Contemporary (if not original) half purple morocco and dark green cloth, the spine lettered in gilt, with a large matching leather gilt-decorated title-label on the front cover; leather rubbed at the extremities and high spots, and a little scuffed, with the corner tips a little worn; expert restoration to a small portion of cloth near the leading edge of the rear cover; trifling signs of handling; a very good copy, with all plates in fine condition. Notes: A beautiful work, a companion volume to the artist's 'South Australia Illustrated' and 'The New Zealanders Illustrated' (both 1847). Although containing only half the plate content of each of the two earlier works, there are proportionately many more attractive landscapes (13, including a couple of village scenes). The portraits on the whole tend to be more impressive too (or perhaps more aggressively exotic); there are 6 full-page plates with one or two subjects, 4 full-page group portraits, and 5 plates each containing two separate half-page images. The remaining two plates are of natural history interest. These three impressive volumes by George French Angas (1822-1886) 'are amongst the most important of the illustrated travel books of their period ... Of the three works, the "Kaffirs" [sic] is the most uncommon' (Tooley: 'Some English Books with Coloured Plates ... First Half of the Nineteenth Century').

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ANGAS, George French: The New Zealanders Illustrated (1847)

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Description: ANGAS, George French: The New Zealanders Illustrated. London, Thomas M'Lean, 1847. Imperial folio, [xii] pages, comprising a superb hand-coloured lithographed pictorial title page dated 1846 (verso blank); letterpress title page dated 1847 (verso blank); lithographed dedication (verso blank); Subscribers to 'New Zealanders Illustrated' (2 pages, with 188 names accounting for 193 copies); Preface (verso blank); 'General Remarks on the New Zealanders' (6 pages, last blank) plus 52 (of 60) hand-coloured lithographs, each with a tissue-guard and accompanying descriptive letterpress (usually one leaf, occasionally more - and all are present). Contemporary (if not original) half purple morocco and matching cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and front cover (with the stamp of 'Proudfoot, Binder, 73 George St, Euston' on the verso of the front flyleaf); leather a little sunned on the spine, slightly mottled, and a little rubbed at the extremities, with slight scrapes to the surface at the rear; occasional offsetting on to tissue-guards; very light inoffensive tidemark to the top margin of five plates and a few adjacent tissue-guards and text leaves (well clear of any pictorial or printed surface); overall an excellent copy, with the plates in fine condition. Notes: The missing plates are Number 1-6, 8 and 40; four are portraits or group portraits, one is a traditional house, one a forest scene, and two depict mountains (Tongariro and Taranaki). The binding is undisturbed, there are no tell-tale stubs, and there is no evidence of offsetting on to any of the unaccompanied leaves of text, so it would appear that the plates were never present in this copy - alas. This handsome volume was published at the same time as its companion piece, 'South Australia Illustrated', and it is very similar to it in composition. Angas explains himself in his short preface to this volume: 'Perhaps at the present moment, no country in the world is more peculiarly interesting than New Zealand; no race of men more singular than its Aboriginal Inhabitants. Up to the present time, the New Zealander, it is submitted, has never been carefully and faithfully pourtrayed [sic], and his habits, costumes, and works of art, though so rapidly disappearing before the progress of Christianity and Civilization, are yet unrecorded by the pencil of the artist. To accomplish this task, I visited both Islands of New Zealand, and spent a considerable period in travelling round their coasts, and penetrating through the interior - by seeking out nearly every tribe of natives, and living amongst them for some time, in the remote and almost unknown parts of the country, I have succeeded in obtaining portraits of the most important Chiefs, with their families, and have made drawings, on the spot, of all objects of interest connected with their history'.

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ANGAS, George French: A Ramble in Malta and Sicily (1842)

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Description: ANGAS, George French: A Ramble in Malta and Sicily, in the Autumn of 1841 ... Illustrated with Sketches taken on the Spot, and drawn on Stone by the Author. London, Smith, Elder, and Co., 1842. Super royal octavo (265 x 180 mm), viii, 168, [2] (list of subscribers) pages with 2 in-text woodcut illustrations, plus an additional ornate colour-pictorial title leaf, lithographed dedication leaf, and 12 tinted lithographs with tissue-guards (all versos blank). There is a pagination irregularity - there is no leaf numbered 161-2, but the book is complete. Original blind-decorated blue ribbed cloth with a view of Mount Etna blocked in gilt at the centre of both covers, and the spine lettered and decorated in gilt, all edges gilt; cloth sunned on the spine, and a little marked, rubbed and flecked; blank margin of one plate and an adjacent leaf (both detached at one stage) slightly nibbled and lightly discoloured; overall an excellent copy with minimal expert conservation work done to the gutter of one opening. Notes: A pleasing association copy of Angas's first illustrated book, with the name of his father, George Fife Angas, in pencil on the front endpaper in a later secretarial hand, indicating (in our experience) that the book came originally from his personal library. Also present on the inside surfaces of the front and rear flyleaves (written upside down, and now with an erasure, on the latter) are the ownership details of 'Mr Joseph Angas, Authors [sic] Hill, Newcastle, 1842' (the author's uncle). Both George Fife Angas and 'Josh. Angas' (presumably Joseph) appear in the list of subscribers; there are 179 names accounting for 197 copies. Joseph predeceased his younger brother George (who, in 1857 in South Australia 'was elected to the first Legislative Council under responsible government. Soon afterwards his brother Joseph's fatal illness took him to England. He returned in September 1859' [Australian Dictionary of Biography]). This book may well have returned with him.

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ANGAS, George French: South Australia Illustrated (1847)

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Description: ANGAS, George French: South Australia Illustrated. London, Thomas M'Lean, 1847. Imperial folio, [12] pages, comprising a superb hand-coloured pictorial lithographed title page dated 1846 (verso blank); letterpress title page dated 1847 (verso blank); lithographed dedication (verso blank); Preface; 'General Remarks on the Aboriginal Inhabitants of South Australia' (3 pages); 'Subscribers to South Australia Illustrated' (2 pages, with 243 copies accounted for), plus 60 hand-coloured lithographs, each with accompanying descriptive letterpress (usually one leaf, occasionally more). Contemporary (if not original) half maroon morocco and maroon cloth; leather slightly rubbed at the extremities, and lightly worn at the corner tips; short tear (30 mm) at the foot of the title leaf expertly closed; minimal light foxing to the margins of some of the plates (with moderate foxing to four plates and the dedication leaf); the leaf of text accompanying Plate 14 has about 10 mm neatly trimmed from its leading edge; there seems to be a production flaw that affects the cloudy sky of the very attractive illustration of Port Adelaide (Plate 7), resulting in a wispy smoke-like haze that extends a little beyond the printed image; essentially, however, this is a very crisp, clean and attractive copy. Notes: '"South Australia Illustrated" is without question Angas's greatest and most accomplished work. His views of towns and scenery, of the Aborigines and of the flora and fauna offer an outstanding - if romantic - interpretation of the Australian landscape. It is a rare book ... and one which has always been held in the highest esteem. It must be considered one of the fundamental works in any collection of Australian plate books and no collection can be considered complete without it.' Although Jonathan Wantrup wrote this nearly 30 years ago in his influential 'Australian Rare Books, 1788-1900', his comments will ring perennially true with regard to this monumental work.

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ANGAS, George French: The Wreck of the 'Admella' (1874)

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Description: ANGAS, George French: The Wreck of the 'Admella' and Other Poems. London, 1874. Duodecimo, viii, 91 pages. Cloth a little flecked; an excellent copy. Notes: A significant association copy, inscribed on the half-title by the daughter of the author to 'George Fife Angas Esqr from his Loving Grandchild Ada. April 13th 1874'. The title piece (8 pages) is preceded by a page of text about the disaster off Cape Northumberland in August 1859. The other poems include 'Lines addressed to Stuart's Exploring Party', 'The Wreck of the "Dunbar"' and 'The New Zealand Missionary's Wife and her Dying Child'.

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[ANGAS, George French] 'Agricola': Description of the Barossa Range (1849)'

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Description: [ANGAS, George French]. 'Agricola': Description of the Barossa Range and its Neighbourhood, in South Australia. By 'Agricola'. Illustrated with Maps and Coloured Plates, from Original Drawings made on the Spot, by George French Angas. London, Smith, Elder and Company, 1849. Imperial quarto (trimmed a little to 360 x 270 mm), 19, [1] (colophon) pages plus 6 full-page hand-coloured lithographs and a full-page lithographed map ('Plan of Special Surveys ...'). The large folding map, 'Sketch Map of the Country comprising the Seven Special Surveys chosen at the Barrossa [sic] Range ... 1840' is not present. (Two of the three copies of this book we know to have changed hands in recent decades lacked the map - this includes the Keynes copy - and Ferguson does not mention the folding map, while making specific reference to the Edge-Partington copy in the Mitchell Library, and recording copies in two other major institutional collections). Original printed wrappers (with the full title page details repeated within an ornate border on the front cover), later bound in half maroon roan and cloth, lettered in gilt on the front cover, with minimal gilt rules to the leather, all edges speckled (a mid-twentieth-century effort by F. Binns and Company, Adelaide, with their ticket on the front pastedown); leather scuffed and a little worn at the corners and foot of the spine; cloth flecked and marked, with minimal loss to silverfish; small hole in the front wrapper, affecting the first five letters of the word 'Published'; rear wrapper a little marked and slightly torn (but both wrappers have been lined with thick paper for stability); the pedestrian binding aside (after all, it can easily be replaced), this is an excellent copy, with the plates in fine condition (with the later tissue-guards occasionally creased). Notes: This is far and away the rarest of the exquisite colour-plates books of George French Angas (1822-1886), and plate-for-plate, arguably the most beautiful. 'Importantly, in this book the plates were drawn on the stone by Angas himself, unlike his earlier works. "So much of Angas's work was re-interpreted by English lithographers that this book is especially desirable since the plates provide a faithful expression of Angas's artistic intentions and a more accurately observed representation of the Australian scenery" (Wantrup)' (Wantrup quoting Wantrup in The Davidson Collection second sale catalogue, February 2006. The James Angas Johnson - Charles Glover - Rodney Davidson copy, containing the folding map but lacking the original printed wrappers, sold for a hammer price of $28,000. The Quentin Keynes copy, with the wrappers but lacking the folding map, was sold by Christie's in London in April 2004 for a hammer price of £16,000). Two of these bucolic landscapes are variants of plates in 'South Australia Illustrated' (1847), namely the frontispiece, 'The Township of Angaston', and plate 1, 'Lyndoch Valley' (respectively, plates 28 and 14 in the earlier work). Angas 'sailed for Australia in 1843 in the "Augustus", reached Adelaide in January 1844, and remained in South Australia until July when he left for New Zealand. He returned to South Australia in January 1845 and remained for six months. During these visits to South Australia Angas went with William Giles to the area in the vicinity of the mouth of the River Murray, and with Governor (Sir) George Grey to the south-east of the province, Kangaroo Island and Port Lincoln. These journeys Angas recorded in water-colour drawings which were shown in Adelaide in June 1845 in the Legislative Council chamber' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). There are lengthy and interesting reviews of this, the colony's first one-man art exhibition, quoted in the 'Sydney Morning Herald', 9 July 1845, and in Angas's 1980 biography by John Tregenza. The identity of the author has not yet been established; Ferguson stated it was the artist, and the unnamed author of the short foreword to the 1979 facsimile edition of this book felt that his younger brother John Howard Angas (1823-1904) was more likely. Internal evidence seems to us to be sufficient to exclude both of them, and to leave open the possibility that their father, George Fife Angas, is in fact the author (we thank Dr Philip Jones for his well-argued insight into this question). For good measure, bound in at the title page of this copy is a lengthy autograph note (small quarto, one page) signed and dated by the artist ('Descriptions of the Paintings.... George French Angas. Adelaide, South Australia, January 31st 1845'). Two paintings are described in detail; they are 'Angaston - looking west' (71 words) and 'Terraworta' (56 words). Although the detailed descriptions do not match the two lithographs with similar titles in the book, even accounting for liberties taken in transferring paintings to limestone printing plates (and bearing in mind that in this particular instance, Angas himself was the lithographer), it is a very pleasing document to read on its own merits. The Angaston view is described thus: 'The house on the right is John's - garden behind & hayricks &c &c - next door Mr Holmes ... The Chapel is beyond the creek to the right, out of the drawing ... A German woman in foreground'. Terraworta is 'On the Gawler, looking towards the South West - on the right of the house may be seen Sarah's maid cooking as usual in the open air. - Behind is the barly [sic] paddock in stubble, the wool shed (built by Keynes) to the left, & Sarah's cows in the stock yard. The trees are Gum or (Eucalypts)'. Ferguson 4968 (recording the author as George French Angas, and not noting the large folding map, clearly missing from copies he inspected).

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[ANGAS, George Fife]. Report of the Speeches to Capt. Hindmarsh (1835, signed)

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Description: [ANGAS, George Fife]. MANN, Charles (and others): Report of the Speeches delivered at the Dinner given to Capt. John Hindmarsh, R.N., on his Appointment as Governor of South Australia. To which is appended an Answer to an Article in the Forty-fifth Number of 'The Westminster Review'. By C. Mann, Esq. London, Printed by W. Clowes and Sons, 1835. Octavo, 44 pages. Original cloth (a little mottled), all edges gilt; three small holes in the inner margins where stab-sewn (as originally issued); a fine copy. Notes: A rare item with the most exquisite provenance. This is a presentation copy, in what we take to be a presentation cloth binding, inscribed on the front flyleaf 'To Geo. F. Angas Esqre with Mr Manns respects'. Neatly folded over the cloth boards is a contemporary thick paper cover, signed and inscribed on the front panel 'George Fife Angas [written over his pencilled signature 'G.F. Angas']. On Thursday Sept. 10, 1835. Dinner given to Govr Hindmarsh at the Albion Tavern, Aldersgate Street, London. Report of Speeches &c'. Angas has also written on the spine, between a series of decorative inked double-rules, 'Report of Public Dinner. South Australia'. On the title page, after the words 'at a Dinner given', he has written in ink 'on Thursday Evening Sept. 10, 1835, at the Albion Tavern, Aldersgate Street'. On the evening in question, a 'very influential and highly respectable company, consisting of 110 gentlemen, sat down to an excellent dinner ... The Chair was taken by Colonel Torrens'. The report includes the various speeches, toasts and letters of congratulations, with the main ones being delivered by Torrens, Hindmarsh, and Angas himself. He had been called upon to propose a toast to 'The Welfare of the Aborigines of South Australia, and the Gentlemen who are forming Societies for their Protection and Benefit', and his significant contribution to the subject runs to four pages in fine print. The bulk of the report (24 pages) is given over to a rebuttal by Charles Mann of adverse claims about South Australia made in the July 1835 number of 'The Westminster Review'. His lengthy remarks were 'the substance of two Papers read before the South Australian Literary and Scientific Society' in the week before the dinner (on September 2 and 9). Charles Mann (1799-1860), was South Australia's first advocate-general; although he is not specifically listed as being at the dinner, doubtless he was present. Ferguson 1969.

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[ANGAS, George Fife]. Architectural … Views in Newcastle (1842)

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Description: [ANGAS, George Fife]. ROSS, M. and William COLLARD: Architectural and Picturesque Views in Newcastle upon Tyne; comprising Accurate Delineations of the Various Splendid Improvements which have recently been effected. Engraved by William Collard ... With Historical and Descriptive Notices by M. Ross ... Newcastle, W. Collard and W. & T. Fordyce, 1842. Quarto, [ii] (title page, verso blank), 94 pages with 4 vignette illustrations plus a frontispiece map, an additional engraved title page with a vignette illustration, and 29 full-page engraved plates with tissue-guards. Original quarter leather and cloth, all edges gilt; the leather is lettered in gilt, and decorated with two small printer's devices; the cloth is heavily decorated in blind both front and rear, with the title in gilt on the front cover; expert restoration to the spine (retaining most of the original material); slight wear to the corners; leading edge of the title leaf very lightly chipped; a trifling spot to the leading margin of a few plates; overall an excellent copy, with the plates in fine condition. Notes: Mounted on the front pastedown is a large leather label (80 x 177 mm), printed in gilt within a decorative gilt border, presenting the book 'To the Honorable George Fife Angas. Of Adelaide in South Australia. In testimony of his unwearied exertions in promoting the social, intellectual, and religious interests of the rising generation, in connexion with the Sunday School Union of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. This volume is by the Committee and a few of his former associates, presented. July 1st 1858'. George Fife Angas (1789-1879) was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and the family had deep connections with the city. Although he had emigrated to South Australia in 1851, it was soon after he was elected to the first Legislative Council under responsible government in 1857 that 'his brother Joseph's fatal illness took him to England. He returned in September 1859' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). Presumably, this book was presented to him on that visit.

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[Illuminated Binding] SMITH: Gondola Days. Venice [late 1890s]

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Description: [Binding] SMITH, F. Hopkinson: Gondola Days. Venice, S. Rosen, [late 1890s]. Small octavo, [xvi], 205, [1] (colophon) pages plus 11 plates by the author. A full vellum binding on partially bevel-edged boards (with thin strips of calf attached to the leading edges as fastening cords) extensively hand-decorated on all outer surfaces; the front panel is designed to resemble an illuminated manuscript, with a small watercolour of Venice in the top left-hand corner, set within a raised gilt frame, surrounded by a cascade of colourful flowers and gilt- and silver-decorated raised imitation studs; the spine and rear cover are more subdued but no less busy; decoration on the spine a little rubbed; two strips of calf missing all but 30 mm (with one long broken-off piece loosely inserted and staining the first few leaves); an excellent copy. Notes: The book contains the impressions of an American author and artist in Venice in the 1890s. The title leaf is a cancel; the colophon indicates this is a Houghton edition printed by The Riverside Press. The Italian imprint and elaborate binding suggest the product of a cottage industry aimed at the foreign tourist market.

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[BIRKS, George Vause]. The Boat and the Caravan (1850; association copy)

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Description: [BIRKS, George Vause]. [TILT, Charles]: The Boat and the Caravan. A Family Tour through Egypt and Syria. London, David Bogue, 1850 (third edition)/ 1846. Duodecimo, 441 pages plus 6 plates. Contemporary full morocco extensively decorated in gilt, with gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt; endpapers offset and a little marked; some plates offset; an excellent copy. Notes: An initial binder's blank is inscribed in ink 'To Mr J.H. Angas with Mrs Birks' kind regards. In memory of her late dear husband George Vause Birks'. John Howard Angas (1823-1904) was the second son of George Fife Angas. Dr George Vause Birks emigrated to South Australia with his wife and six sons in December 1853. 'Shortly after debarkation the family went to live at Angaston where the doctor practised for about eighteen months [before] dying by accident from a fall from a horse' (Birks Chemists website). Two of his sons, George and William, went on to found Birks Chemists (the name lives on); a third son, Charles, founded one of the best-known department stores in Adelaide (it merged with David Jones in 1954).

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The Bookplates of G.D. Perrottet (1942; with original bookplates)

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Description: [Bookplates] [MUIR, H.B.]: The Bookplates of G.D. Perrottet. Adelaide, Wakefield Press, 1942. Octavo, 24, [1] (colophon) pages with 12 tipped-in bookplates by George Perrottet (most are printed in two or three colours, several have applied hand-colouring). Attached overlapping wrappers over plain saddle-stapled card covers; wrappers slightly marked, chipped, and unevenly sunned, with a few small light stains; a presentable copy (internally fine). Notes: Number 12 of 275 copies. This is the second publication of Harry Muir's Wakefield Press. Loosely inserted is the engraved armorial bookplate of 'G.F. Angus [sic] Esqre' (which might explain why we generally see it trimmed of the name!).

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BOOTH, Edwin Carton: Australia Illustrated [1876]

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Description: BOOTH, Edwin Carton: Australia. Illustrated with Drawings by Skinner Prout, N. Chevalier, etc. London, Virtue and Company, [1876]. Quarto, two volumes, complete as issued, with 111 full-page plates, 2 engraved title pages (with vignettes) and 8 colour maps. Original gilt- and black-decorated brown cloth a little rubbed and marked, with slight wear to the extremities; the original gutta-percha has deteriorated (as often), and all text and plate leaves are loose. Hence this set is sold as a collection of plates, not subject to return. Notes: Each volume contains the armorial bookplate of John Howard Angas (1823-1904), pastoralist, politician and philanthropist, and second son of George Fife Angas. [2 items].

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British Sports and Sportsmen series: 15 volumes in full morocco [1908 to 1930s]

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Description: [British Sports and Sportsmen series] A near-complete run of fifteen volumes of this classic British Sports and Sportsmen series, lacking only the 'Big Game Hunting and Angling' volume. London, Sports and Sportsmen Limited, [1908 to the late 1930s] (the only volumes with publishing dates printed in them are noted below). Imperial quarto, 15 volumes, extensively illustrated throughout. All volumes are uniformly bound in the publisher's full black morocco, lettered and decorated in gilt on the spines and front covers, with gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers; about ten spines are sunned to varying degrees (but in only one instance, the 'Racing' volume, is it in any way moderately heavy); a few spines are lightly marked; a few corners are slightly rubbed and bumped; slight silverfish damage to the bottom margin of a small number of leaves in the 'Breeding' volume; trifling signs of handling and storage; overall an excellent and impressive run. Notes: Each volume is uniformly hand-numbered (426 of 1000 copies). The Angas family crest is stamped in gilt on the front cover of each volume, presumably as issued by the publisher, under instructions from Charles Howard Angas (1861-1928), a grandson of George Fife Angas. In alphabetical order, the present set is as follows. [1] Athletic Sports, Tennis, Rackets, and other Ball Games. [2] Breeding, Agriculture, Country-Life Pursuits. [3] Commerce and Industry. [4] Cricket and Football (1917). [5] Golf, Athletics, Tennis, Hockey and other Ball Games, Winter Sports. [6] Hunting. [7] Modern Commerce, Transport, Motoring and Aviation. [8] Modern Flat-Racing, Steeplechasing, Point-to-Point Racing, Coursing and Greyhound Racing. [9] Polo and Coaching. [10] Racing. [11] Shooting and Deerstalking. [12 and 13] Sportsmen of the Past (in two volumes). [14] The Story of Shipping. [15] Yachting and Rowing (1916). 'Part of the intention in publishing the series was to legitimise sport history and to bring together much of the lore that surrounded the various sports and their "heroes"' (from the 2006 catalogue 'Sport: An Exhibition of Material from the Monash University Library Rare Books Collection', accessed online). [15 items].

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BROWNE: The Vanishing Tribes of Kenya (1925)

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Description: BROWNE, Major G. St J. Orde: The Vanishing Tribes of Kenya. A Description of the Manners and Customs of the Primitive and Interesting Tribes dwelling on the Vast Southern Slopes of Mount Kenya, and their Fast Disappearing Native Methods of Life. London, 1925. Octavo, 16 pages of plates and a folding map. Gilt-decorated cloth a little unevenly sunned; edges a little foxed; flyleaves offset; an excellent copy.

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The Cyclopedia of South Australia (1907 and 1909; the original edition)

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Description: BURGESS, Henry Thomas (editor): The Cyclopedia of South Australia (Illustrated). An Historical and Commercial Review, Descriptive and Biographical, Facts, Figures and Illustrations, an Epitome of Progress. Adelaide, Cyclopedia Company, 1907 and 1909. Large quarto, two volumes, [iv], viii, 630 and [iv], viii, 1101 pages with hundreds of illustrations (from photographs) plus a frontispiece in each volume. Original half black morocco and green cloth, all edges gilt; leather a little scuffed, with minor surface loss and wear to some corners, and tiny splits to the head of the spines; cloth mottled, flecked and lightly stained, with slight silverfish damage to one front cover; endpapers a little marked and creased, with the leading edges of the pastedowns of the first volume lightly stained; mild signs of handling; essentially a very good set (internally excellent). Notes: Vastly superior to the 1978 facsimile edition, and not a lot more expensive these days, either. [2 items].

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CHEESMAN, Major R.E.: In Unknown Arabia (1926)

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Description: CHEESMAN, Major R.E.: In Unknown Arabia. London, Macmillan, 1926. Large octavo, xx, 448 pages with 2 maps and 2 illustrations (listed as plates 61 and 62) plus 64 plates, a frontispiece portrait and a large folding colour map. Gilt-decorated cloth, top edge gilt; covers slightly flecked and marked, and a little rubbed at the extremities; an excellent copy. Notes: 'It was primarily in the interests of zoology [mainly ornithology] that Major Cheesman planned his recent expedition to an unexplored tract of Eastern Arabia ... but his activities were by no means confined to that sphere alone.... he has been able to make valuable contributions to our store of knowledge' in both geographical and archaeological matters. The narrative itself is 'a vivid, unvarnished record of desert travel, pursued often under the most trying circumstances' (Major-General Sir Percy Cox, in his foreword).

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COOKE, E.W.: Sixty Five Plates of Shipping and Craft (1829)

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Description: COOKE, Edward William: Sixty Five Plates of Shipping and Craft, drawn and etched by E.W. Cooke. London, [The Author?], 1829 [but in fact it is the enlarged second edition of 1831]. Large quarto, [66] engraved leaves (all versos blank), comprising 63 full-page plates (plate 11 is the frontispiece), a title page and a list of plates at the rear (each with a vignette illustration), and an unillustrated list of additional plates. Original blind-decorated brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; cloth a little marked and dusty, and slightly worn at the extremities, with expert restoration to the spine and front hinge (and light reinforcement to the front inner hinge); first and last (blank) pages very lightly foxed; top corner lightly bumped throughout; overall a very presentable copy with the plates in fine condition. Notes: Fifty plates were issued serially between March 1828 and December 1829, then published together in book form. Fifteen additional plates were added to this later edition (information gleaned from the notes by Roger Finch in the Masthead Press facsimile edition of 1970). This copy is inscribed on the front flyleaf 'C.H. Angas from his affectionate Uncle & Aunt. 25th Decr 1875' (to Charles Howard Angas, a grandson of George Fife Angas).

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COVENTRY, Lionel: South Australian Personalities (1950; signed and limited)

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Description: COVENTRY, Lionel: South Australian Personalities. A Selected Gallery of Notable Citizens, Leaders in their Respective Spheres, in the Communal Life of this State at the End of the First Half of the Twentieth Century. Adelaide, [The Artist], 1950. Folio, [xiii] pages plus 135 full-page caricatures with biographical details and a small portrait photograph of each subject on the opposite page. Cloth lightly marked and flecked, and a little unevenly sunned; bottom corners a little bumped; a very good copy. Notes: Number 101 of a 'Private Edition' (total number not stated), initialled and dated (20 November 1950) by the artist. Lionel Ernest Coventry (1906-1986), journalist and caricaturist, is perhaps best-known for the types of portraits found in this handsome volume.

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DOYLE, A. Conan: Micah Clarke (1889; first edition)

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Description: DOYLE, A. Conan: Micah Clarke. His Statement as made to his three Grandchildren Joseph, Gervas, and Reuben during the Hard Winter of 1734 ... London, Longmans, Green, and Company, 1889 [first edition]. Octavo, [ii], vi, 421, [3] (blank, publisher's advertising leaf), 16 (publisher's catalogue dated June 1888) pages. Dark blue cloth over bevel-edged boards, with ornamental gilt lettering on the spine and front cover; cloth a little marked, sunned, rubbed at the extremities, with very light wear to the front bottom corner; uncut leading edges slightly foxed; occasional light chips to margins when cut open by hand, with minor loss to the blank leading margin of the last page of the catalogue; a very good copy. Notes: Inscribed on the half-title 'With love from George & Ida, April 9th 1889'. The first edition of Doyle's third novel, a coming-of-age historical adventure set during the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685.

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FISHER, Harrison: American Belles (1911)

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Description: FISHER, Harrison: American Belles. New York, Dodd, Mead and Company, 1911 [first edition]. Folio, with numerous illustrations plus 16 tipped-in full-page colour plates by Fisher (with incidental decorations by Bertha Stuart). Quarter cloth and papered boards with a full-page colour plate (overprinted with the title in gilt) mounted on the front cover; top edge gilt; covers a little foxed, marked and rubbed; minor wear to the corners and the paper on the top and bottom edges; bottom left-hand corner of most plates creased (trifling in all but three cases); a very good copy.

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Memoirs of Squadron Leader H.N. (Bill) Fowler MC, RAF [1945]

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Description: [FOWLER, Hedley Nevile]: Memoirs of Squadron Leader H.N. (Bill) Fowler MC, RAF. Born 8th June, 1916. Killed 26th March, 1944. [England, The Family, circa 1945]. Small octavo, 80 pages plus 4 portrait plates. Overlapping wrappers with the crest of the Royal Air Force in gilt on the front cover; wrappers a little sunned and marked, with a couple of short edge tears; a very good copy (internally fine). Notes: A rare privately printed memoir of this British-Australian fighter pilot, edited by his father from his journals, letters and official reports. On the initial blank page is a pencilled gift inscription from Hedley Fowler's father ('Fay & Keith [Angas] With love from the Bill Fowlers'). 'Born in June 1916 in London, Hedley Nevile "Bill" Fowler was the son of Commander Maxwell Thomas Bourne Fowler [also commonly known as Bill], a Paymaster in the Royal Navy, and his South Australian wife, Florence Ayers [a grand-daughter of Sir Henry Ayers]. The Fowlers moved back and forth between Britain and Adelaide during Bill Fowler's childhood and adolescence. After studying mechanical engineering at the University of Adelaide, he enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force in January 1936. Fowler won the Mannock Cup for the best flyer of his course. He transferred on a short term commission to the Royal Air Force in February the following year as a Pilot Officer and was an experienced pilot by the time war broke out'. He was shot down in May 1940, captured by the Germans, and sent to Stalag Luft I internment camp. He escaped in November 1941, but was recaptured and transferred to Oflag IV C at Colditz Castle. In September 1942 he successfully escaped from Colditz (one of only about 30 men to do so); for this he was awarded the MC. On 26 March 1944, he was killed on active service, testing a new Hawker Typhoon; he was 27 years old (Australian War Memorial website).

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GARRAN: Picturesque Atlas of Australasia (late 1880s, in three large volumes)

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Description: GARRAN, Andrew (editor): Picturesque Atlas of Australasia. [Sydney, The Picturesque Atlas Publishing Company, late 1880s]. Imperial folio, three volumes, with in excess of 800 pages containing numerous illustrations plus 42 full-page plates, a full-page map, a full-page colour map of the solar system, and 18 double-page colour maps (but the 7 'Railway, Telegraph and Postal Maps' listed in the table of contents as 'unbound' and originally loosely inserted in the volumes are no longer present). Publisher's blind-stamped and ornately gilt-decorated black cloth, all edges gilt; cloth a little scuffed and marked, with slight loss to silverfish (confined almost entirely to a few small patches on the rear covers of the first and third volumes); trifling signs of handling; overall, an excellent set in attractive original condition (and rarely found thus these days). Notes: [3 items].

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[Geelong Grammar School]. History and Register. Jubilee 1907

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Description: [Geelong Grammar School] Church of England Grammar School, Geelong. History and Register. Jubilee 1907. Geelong, Printed by Mercer & Co. [for the School], 1907. Octavo, with numerous illustrations from photographs (many of them portraits). Gilt- and blind-decorated blue cloth lightly sunned on the spine, a little flecked, scuffed, and lightly worn at the extremities; front board a little bowed; short repaired tear to one plate; a very good copy. Notes: Contains chapters on the history of the school and its various activities (especial sport), and an attempt at a list of old boys. Loosely inserted is a photograph of a group of young men in morning dress, complete with top hat, cane and spats (perhaps enjoying these Golden Jubilee celebrations?).

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GOTHEIN, Marie Luise: A History of Garden Art (1928)

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Description: GOTHEIN, Marie Luise: A History of Garden Art. Edited by Walter P. Wright. London, 1928 (first edition in English). Quarto, two volumes, 'With over Six Hundred Illustrations'. Gilt-pictorial cloth (top edges gilt) a little marked, scuffed and bumped; an excellent set. Notes: [2 items].

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HILL, Rosamond and Florence: What We Saw in Australia (1875)

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Description: HILL, Rosamond and Florence: What We Saw in Australia. London, Macmillan and Company, 1875. Small octavo, xii, 438, 32 (publisher's advertisements, dated January 1875) pages plus a frontispiece. Green cloth ruled in black, and lettered and decorated in gilt; cloth lightly rubbed and slightly worn and bumped at the extremities; top edge lightly foxed and marked; trifling signs of use; a very good copy. Notes: With the pencilled ownership signature 'Angas' on the recto of the frontispiece (possibly Susanne, the wife of John Howard Angas, a son of George Fife Angas). An engaging travelogue by the sisters Hill, who spent nearly two years travelling in Australia from April 1873 until February 1875. They passed through Angaston (pages 227-8) and make mention of 'Mr Angas' sheep-run ... [and] his handsome house and that of his son, each standing in beautiful gardens'. Ferguson 10427.

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Prince Albert Victor and Prince George: The Cruise of HMS 'Bacchante' (1886)

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Description: [HMS 'Bacchante'] ALBERT VICTOR, Prince, Prince GEORGE of Wales and John M. DALTON: The Cruise of Her Majesty's Ship 'Bacchante', 1879-1882. Compiled from the Private Journals, Letters and Note-books of Prince Albert Victor and Prince George of Wales, with Additions by John N. Dalton. Volume 1: The West and The South.... Volume 2: The East.... London, Macmillan and Company, 1886. Octavo, two volumes, xxviii, 675 and xii, 803 pages with numerous illustrations and maps plus 16 plates and a folding colour map. Cloth a little sunned, marked, bumped and slightly worn; small inkspot to the bottom edge of one volume; mild signs of use; overall a very good set, uncut and partially unopened (indeed, the second volume has not been cut open at all). Notes: The first volume contains the early ownership signature (Windsor, 17 May 1904) of Charles Howard Angas (1861-1928), a grandson of George Fife Angas; his occasional emphases and marginalia are to be found mainly in the sections dealing with South America and Africa. This volume includes about 200 pages on Australia. The account of one day of the Princes's visit to Melbourne (1 July 1881) relates their inspection of Ned Kelly's armour, and the thirteen lines of text about the gang (ending with 'They were put down by the police last year') are accompanied by wood engravings of the armour, with and without Ned Kelly. Prince Albert Victor (1864-1892) was second in the line of succession to the British throne, but never became king: he died before his father (later King Edward VII) and his grandmother, Queen Victoria. He was engaged to be married to Princess Mary of Teck in late 1891; a few weeks later, he died during an influenza pandemic. Mary later married his younger brother Prince George, who became King George V in 1910 (Wikipedia). [2 items].

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HORN, William Austin: Bush Echoes (1915, signed)

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Description: HORN, William Austin: Bush Echoes. [London?], Printed by Waterlow & Sons, London and Dunstable [presumably for the Author], [1915] (date at the foot of the introduction). Octavo, [ii] (title leaf with vignette illustration and with an illustration on the verso), 28 pages plus 6 plates from photographs (several of wood carvings by the author). Blind-ruled blue cloth with a small plate (a copy of the title vignette) mounted on the front cover; covers lightly marked and flecked; an excellent copy. Notes: 'Proceeds for Benefit of Wounded Australians' is printed at the head of the title page. Inscribed on the front flyleaf 'C.H. Angas from W. Horn'. Verse of the stockwhip-and-saddle-school by William Austin Horn (1841-1922), mining magnate, pastoralist and politician - a gift to Charles Howard Angas (1861-1928), a grandson of George Fife Angas.

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[Delhi Durbar]. The Historical Record of the Imperial Visit to India 1911 (1914)

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Description: [India] The Historical Record of the Imperial Visit to India 1911. Compiled from the Official Records under the Orders of the Viceroy and Governor-General of India. London, John Murray for the Government of India, 1914. Stout quarto, with numerous colour illustrations plus 9 full-page colour plates, 127 pages of plates (many full-page), 2 photogravures and a folding colour map. Gilt-decorated cloth slightly flecked; spine a little sunned; edges lightly foxed; an excellent copy. Notes: A record of the third (and final) Delhi Durbar, held in December 1911; previous Durbars were held in 1877 and 1903. The last one commemorated the coronation in Britain a few months earlier of King George V and Queen Mary, and their proclamation as Emperor and Empress of India.

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JOHNSON, George: The Comparative Anatomy of the Mammalian Eye (1901, signed)

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Description: JOHNSON, George Lindsay: The Comparative Anatomy of the Mammalian Eye, chiefly based on Ophthalmoscopic Examination. [An offprint from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B, Volume 194]. London, Royal Society of London, 1901. Large quarto, [ii] (title page, verso blank), 82 pages with a diagram plus 30 numbered leaves of plates (versos blank) containing numerous diagrams and 50 superb mounted chromolithographs (after drawings by Arthur W. Head under the supervision of the author) illustrating the fundus of the eye of different species of mammals. The chromolithographs range in size from between 95 and 150 mm high, and 110 and 175 mm wide. Full morocco over heavy bevel-edged boards, lettered in gilt on the front cover, panelled in gilt and black, with gilt inner dentelles and watered silk linings (the latter a little silverfish-damaged); leather slightly rubbed, scuffed, a little dusty, and lightly sunned on the spine; an excellent copy (internally fine). Notes: A presentation copy signed and inscribed by the author on an early blank 'To The Hon. John Howard Angas Esq. J.P. This little excursion in an unexplored field of Science is dedicated by his affectionate nephew the Author. Geo. Lindsay Johnson', with his London address and the date 'Nov. 1. 1901' at the head of the page. George Lindsay Johnson (1853-1943) was a grandson of George Fife Angas; his mother Emma was a sister of John Howard Angas. The obituary of George Lindsay Johnson in the Journal of the American Medical Association (formerly Archives of Ophthalmology) is well worth reading; his pioneering work on the eyes of mammals, reptiles and amphibia is just one of his extraordinary achievements.

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JOHNSTON, Sir Harry: The Uganda Protectorate (1902)

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Description: JOHNSTON, Sir Harry: The Uganda Protectorate. An Attempt to give some Description of the Physical Geography, Botany, Zoology, Anthropology, Languages and History of the Territories under British Protection in East Central Africa, between the Congo Free State and the Rift Valley ... London, Hutchinson and Company, 1902. Quarto, two volumes, xx, 470 and xiv, 471-1018 pages 'with 506 illustrations from drawings and photographs by the author and others [plus] 48 full-page coloured plates by the author and 9 [folding colour] maps by J.G. Bartholomew and the author'. Black cloth with a gilt and white illustration embossed on the front covers, top edges gilt; cloth a little flecked, marked, scuffed and rubbed, with light wear to two corners; some foxing to the versos of a few maps and colour plates; rear inner hinges cracked or loose, but still holding well; minor signs of use; still a very good set. Notes: An [Angas family] armorial bookplate is mounted in each volume. [2 items].

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[KAY, Captain George Pollard]: 'Letters from Bob' (1917)

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Description: [KAY, Captain George Pollard]: 'Letters from Bob' (Captain George Pollard Kay), Flight Commander, 46th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps ... Melbourne, 1917. Octavo, with 5 small illustrations plus 6 plates (including 4 full-page portraits). Gilt-decorated cloth lightly marked, flecked and bumped; boards a little bowed, with the gilt on the front cover a little tarnished; endpapers offset; acidic text paper discoloured (as ever); a very good copy. Notes: Captain George Kay died in an aircraft accident in France on 29 June 1917. 'These letters are published by his Father as a memorial to his Son whose old schools, Trinity Grammar and Geelong Grammar will benefit by any profits arising from their publication.' Not in Dornbusch; not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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[LINDSAY, Joan]. LIVINGSTONE-STANLEY, Serena: Through Darkest Pondelayo (1936)

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Description: [LINDSAY, Joan]. LIVINGSTONE-STANLEY, Serena: Through Darkest Pondelayo. An Account of the Adventures of Two English Ladies on a Cannibal Island. London, 1936. Octavo, with 13 full-page plates (prototype Photoshop!). Purple cloth; edges a little foxed, with minimal pale foxing elsewhere; essentially a fine copy with the pictorial dustwrapper sunned on the spine, and chipped with minor loss to the extremities. Rare with the dustwrapper, which means it's doubly rare, with the purple cloth unfaded. Notes: Joan Lindsay's first book, published thirty-odd years before her hugely successful but somewhat less hilarious 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'. 'This work alone establishes Miss Serena Livingstone-Stanley as one of that gallant little band of intrepid women who through the ages have sailed uncharted seas, blazed virgin trails and braved the unmapped morasses of the primeval jungle', asserts the blurb on the dustwrapper, before adding that 'As a test of endurance alone ... this book should certainly be read'.

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MAXWELL, Marius: Stalking Big Game with a Camera in Equatorial Africa (1924)

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Description: MAXWELL, Marius: Stalking Big Game with a Camera in Equatorial Africa. London, Medici Society, 1924. Folio, 'containing 113 plates after photographs by the author' and a colour map of Kenya; the frontispiece is a double-page plate of 'Advancing Elephants in the Lorian Swamp', but the linen-backed folding plate of charging elephants is no longer present in the endpocket. Navy buckram; top edge gilt, others uncut; cloth a little scuffed and marked, with the spine sunned; bottom corner of one plate and the adjacent leaf creased; minor signs of use (for example, most tissue-guards are a little creased); overall a very good copy of an impressive book.

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MEIKLE, R.S. & Mrs M.E.: After Big Game. The Story of an African Holiday [1917]

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Description: MEIKLE, R.S. and Mrs M.E. MEIKLE: After Big Game. The Story of an African Holiday. London, [1917]. Octavo, 32 pages of plates and a large folding map. Cloth a little flecked and mottled, and a little rubbed and bumped at the extremities; first and last pages offset; very short tear to the stub of the map expertly sealed; an excellent copy. Notes: With extensive and detailed big game hunting content.

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MOODIE: The Battles …  of the British, the Boers & the Zulus in … Africa (1879)

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Description: MOODIE, Duncan Campbell Francis: The History of the Battles and Adventures of the British, the Boers and the Zulus in Southern Africa from 1495 to 1879, including Every Particular of the Zulu War of 1879, with a Chronology ... Also a Short Sketch of South Australia by the Same Author. Adelaide, George Robertson, 1879. Octavo, [ii] (half title), xviii, 464 pages plus 68 tipped-in lithographed plates (most signed or initialled in the image by Alfred Scott Broad) and a large folding colour map. Blind-decorated purple cloth lettered in gilt on the spine (now heavily sunned); cloth a little flecked; short tear to the map near the stub expertly sealed; a very good copy, and in our experience, more often than not found without the map. Notes: With the armorial bookplate of John Howard Angas (1823-1904), pastoralist, politician and philanthropist, and the second son of George Fife Angas. Ferguson 12716.

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MURRAY, Flora: Women as Army Surgeons [1920]

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Description: MURRAY, Flora: Women as Army Surgeons. Being the History of the Women's Hospital Corps in Paris, Wimereux and Endell Street, September 1914 - October 1919. London, [1920]. Octavo, folding frontispiece and 22 full-page plates. Cloth a little marked, sunned and rubbed at the extremities; edges a little foxed; endpapers offset; early ownership details on the flyleaf; slight signs of use; a very good copy. Notes: The author was 'the only woman Lieutenant-Colonel in the British Army. For this was [her rank] ... when acting as Doctor-in-Charge at the Military Hospital, Endell Street' (preface).

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OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul: Elves and Fairies (1916)

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Description: OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul: Elves and Fairies ... Verses by Annie R. Rentoul. Edited by Grenbry Outhwaite. Melbourne, Lothian, 1916. Imperial quarto, 118, [10] (list of subscribers, last blank) pages with numerous illustrations plus 45 tipped-in full-page plates (15 in colour). Light blue cloth illustrated and ornately lettered in gilt on the spine and front cover; top edge gilt, others uncut; pictorial endpapers; cloth a little rubbed, scuffed, and flecked, with a small fingerprint-sized red stain to the last word of the title on the front cover; spine lightly sunned, with its gilt blocking dulled; covers slightly bumped at the extremities; flyleaves a little offset; uncut edges and first and last few leaves a little foxed, with minimal scattered foxing elsewhere; a handful of tipped-in plates have tiny corner creases; some captioned tissue-guards a little creased or slightly torn, with a few other trifling signs of use; essentially a very good copy. Notes: With the ownership signatures of Betty Angas (1916), and Keith Angas (Elizabeth Etty Angas, wife of Charles Howard Angas, and their son, Sir John Keith Angas [1900-1977]). In 1916, Ida Rentoul Outhwaite 'brought out her first coloured work, "Elves and Fairies", a de luxe edition produced entirely in Australia by Thomas Lothian [and limited to 1500 copies]. The success of the book, with its delicate water-colour plates, was due both to Ida's artistic talent and to the business acumen of her husband, who provided a £400 subsidy to ensure a high-quality production and consigned royalties to the Red Cross, thereby encouraging vice-regal patronage.... Visiting Europe in 1920, Ida exhibited with great success in Paris and London. Critics discerned the technical influence of Beardsley, Rackham, Dulac and Greenaway but affirmed the originality of her vision. She signed a contract with A. & C. Black who published five books for her over the next decade' (Australian Dictionary of Biography).

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OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul: Fairyland (1926)

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Description: OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul: Fairyland of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Verses by Annie R. Rentoul. Stories by Grenbry Outhwaite and Annie R. Rentoul. Melbourne, Ramsay Publishing, 1926. Imperial quarto, [iv], 166 pages with numerous head- and tail-pieces and 51 tipped-in full-page plates (including 19 colour plates) plus pictorial endpapers. Gilt-decorated light blue cloth marked, scuffed and sunned, with a little wear to the extremities; endpapers offset, with the inner hinges reinforced with plain paper; minimal surface loss to a bottom corner of the frontispiece (a thin strip, 60 x 3 mm); the plain mount for one colour plate (leaf [129-30]) has been neatly lined with matching paper, now a little cockled around the edges; small and very light tidemark to the bottom corner of the last ten leaves; mild signs of handling; overall a decent and very clean copy. Notes: Printed on the verso of the half-title is the statement of limitation ('one thousand copies, numbered and signed by the Artist'); this copy is unsigned and unnumbered. It is also in a variant binding, inferior in material, design and production quality to the standard one, and the colour plates do not have captioned tissue-guards. All of these points suggest this might be an out-of-series remainder copy; however, on plate content alone, it still represents good value at the price.

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PARKER, K. Langloh: The Euahlayi Tribe (1905)

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Description: PARKER, K. Langloh: The Euahlayi Tribe. A Study of Aboriginal Life in Australia. London, Archibald Constable and Company, 1905. Octavo, xxviii (last blank), 156 pages plus 5 plates (from illustrations by one of the tribe, possibly Tommy McRae). Blind-stamped cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; all edges uncut; covers slightly marked; spine heavily sunned and lightly worn at the head; edges and first and last few leaves foxed, with occasional light scattered foxing elsewhere; a very good copy. Notes: With the contemporary ownership signature of 'Elizabeth E. Angas, Lindsay [House, Angaston], 1922' (Elizabeth Etty Angas, wife of Charles Howard Angas, a grandson of George Fife Angas). 'The area of my observation is mainly limited to the region occupied by the Euahlayi tribe of north-western New South Wales, who for twenty years were my neighbours on the Narran River'. The anthropologist Andrew Lang provided a 21-page introduction.

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Profit and Sport in British East Africa (1919, revised edition)

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Description: PHILLIPS, Captain The Lord Cranworth: Profit and Sport in British East Africa. Being a Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged, of 'A Colony in the Making'. London, Macmillan, 1919 (first thus)/ 1912. Octavo, xvi, 503 pages plus a colour frontispiece, 32 full-page plates and 2 large folding maps. Gilt-pictorial cloth, top edge gilt; covers a little rubbed and slightly marked; spine sunned and lacking the gilt from its lettering; first and last pages offset; short tear to the stub of the rear map expertly sealed; a very good copy (internally excellent).

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PHILLIPS, Coles: A Young Man's Fancy (1912)

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Description: PHILLIPS, Coles: A Young Man's Fancy. [Indianapolis], 1912. Quarto, with 19 full-page colour plates of Coles Phillips' 'Fadeaway Girl' (and numerous decorations by E. Stetson Crawford). Blind-pictorial cloth lightly rubbed; top edge lightly foxed; tiny blemish to the front inner hinge; an excellent copy. Notes: 'The Coles Phillips Girl typifies the subtle charm of American womanhood. In the drawing-room or in the kitchen, breaking hearts or making pies ... always alluring, always at home ... answers completely to a young man's fancy at its highest and best'. The artist dedicated the book to his wife.

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The Works of Edgar Allan Poe (1895; eight volumes in half morocco)

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Description: POE, Edgar Allan: The Works of Edgar Allan Poe in Eight Volumes. London, J. Shiells and Company, and Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Company, 1895. Small octavo, eight volumes, each volume approximately 300 pages, plus a total of 24 photogravures in the set. Contemporary half green morocco and marbled papered boards, top edges gilt, others uncut, with gilt lettering and decorations on the (lightly sunned) spines; marbled paper tanned around the edges and a little scuffed; five volumes (and sections of two others) unopened; an excellent set in a handsome period binding. Notes: The works are divided into four sections: Tales (Volumes 1-4); Poems (Volume 5); Essays (Volume 6); and Criticisms (Volumes 7-8). [8 items].

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[POGANY, Willy] COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1910)

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Description: [POGANY, Willy]. COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in Seven Parts ... Presented by Willy Pogany. London, George Harrap, 1910 [first edition thus]. Large quarto, [144] pages printed throughout in an elaborate calligraphic script, and profusely illustrated by Willy Pogany, with numerous full-page illustrations and 20 tipped-in colour plates (all within ornate decorated borders). Colour- and gilt-decorated olive green cloth; top edge gilt, others uncut; cloth on the leading edges near the bottom corners slightly damp-affected, with minimal loss of colour; notwithstanding, an excellent copy of a most attractive book, with a short contemporary gift inscription and an unnamed armorial bookplate.

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ROBERTSON and CRAIG: Early Houses of Northern Tasmania (1966; revised edition)

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Description: ROBERTSON, E. Graeme and Edith N. CRAIG: Early Houses of Northern Tasmania. Melbourne, Georgian House, 1966 [abridged one-volume edition, with revisions]. Quarto, xviii, 323 pages with 8 itinerary maps, 269 plates and a frontispiece plus endpaper maps. Cloth; edges and endpapers slightly marked; an excellent copy with the dustwrapper slightly chipped, torn and marked. Notes: First published in 1964 in a two-volume signed limited edition, this version is overall the better: it 'includes all buildings appearing in the original edition and [an extra] three dwellings and two churches ... Additional photographs of some houses, previously illustrated, have also been included where recent restoration or repainting has enhanced the aesthetic quality of the building'.

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ROSCOE, Reverend John: The Soul of Central Africa. The Mackie Expedition (1922)

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Description: ROSCOE, The Reverend John: The Soul of Central Africa. A General Account of the Mackie Ethnological Expedition. London, 1922. Octavo, 56 pages of plates and a folding colour map. Gilt-pictorial cloth; boards a little bowed; edges lightly foxed; an excellent copy. Notes: Inscribed 'With Mother's dearest love to Keith. Christmas 1922' - a gift to Sir John Keith Angas (1900-1977), pastoralist, and great-grandson of George Fife Angas.

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ROSS, Sir John: Appendix to the Narrative of a Second Voyage … (1835)

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Description: ROSS, Sir John: Appendix to the Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-West Passage, and of a Residence in the Arctic Regions during the Years 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833.... Including the Reports of Commander, now Captain, James Clark Ross ... and the Discovery of the Northern Magnetic Pole. London, A.W. Webster, 1835. Large quarto, xii, 120, cxliv, cii, [ii] (omissions and errata, verso blank) pages plus an engraved frontispiece portrait and 19 lithographs (13 hand-coloured) with tissue-guards. Original patterned blue cloth with the title in gilt, within a decorative gilt border, on the spine; all edges uncut; cloth a little marked and bumped, unevenly sunned, lightly stained, and lightly worn the extremities; tidemark to the top margin of the front flyleaf and the first 20 leaves and 3 plates, just touching the printed surface on the first 10 leaves and the frontispiece (where it is the most noticeable); scattered foxing, confined mainly to the margins; overall a decent copy. Notes: At the head of the title page is the signature of John Howard Angas (1823-1904), pastoralist, politician and philanthropist, and the second son of George Fife Angas. The first 104 pages and 13 plates (10 hand-coloured) deal with the indigenous peoples encountered ('the Esquimaux found in the Territory of Boothia Felix' and the 'Native Population of Greenland'), and their languages. The companion narrative volume was issued separately the same year.

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (calligraphy and binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe [1910]

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Description: Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Translated into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. With an Introduction by A.C. Benson.... Reproduced from a Manuscript written and illuminated by F. Sangorski and G. Sutcliffe. London, Siegle, Hill and Co., [1910]. Folio, [92] pages of facsimile manuscript calligraphy plus 12 full-page colour plates of pages of illuminated manuscript. Heavily gilt-pictorial full vellum (featuring a large and elaborately-figured peacock), with a gilt-lettered leather title-label on the spine; top edge gilt, others uncut; vellum a little marked, with two fingermark-size stains on the front panel; front board a little bowed; front flyleaf lightly creased; overall a very good copy (internally fine). Notes: Number 115 of 550 copies signed by both Francis Sangorski and George Sutcliffe. The pair are better known as the founders of the eponymous firm of bookbinders established in London in 1901, considered to be one of the most important bookbinding companies of the 20th century. Francis Sangorski (1875-1912) died prematurely in a drowning accident. This copy is inscribed on the initial blank 'C.H. & L.E. Angas from Bob & Beryl'; the Angas family armorial bookplate is mounted below the inscription. The book was a gift to Charles Howard Angas (1861-1928; a grandson of George Fife Angas) and his wife, from their daughter and son-in-law, Major Hon. Robert Nathaniel Dudley Ryder (1882-1917). Ryder, a Boer War veteran, was killed in action on 30 November 1917 at Villers-Faucon, near Peronne on the Western Front.

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SAVILLE-KENT, William: The Naturalist in Australia (1897)

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Description: SAVILLE-KENT, William: The Naturalist in Australia. London, Chapman and Hall, 1897. Large quarto, xvi, 302 pages with over 100 illustrations plus a frontispiece portrait, '50 full-page Collotypes, 9 Coloured Plates [chromolithographs] by Keulemans and other Artists', and a tipped-in corrigendum slip. Original olive-green cloth over heavy bevel-edged boards, with the front cover ornately gilt-lettered and decorated with four illustrations printed in black; this copy has the spine and corners redone at an early stage in heavily gilt-tooled calf of a similar colour; all edges gilt (perhaps not as issued); leather a little rubbed, marked and mottled, with the spine a little sunned; an excellent copy (internally fine). Notes: William Saville-Kent (1845-1908), was a pioneering fisheries scientist, not least in Australia. In his preface, he explains that the purpose of the book was 'more in the direction of recording data concerning the life phenomena or peculiarities of biological types that specially attracted the author's attention during the period of close to twelve years in which he acted as Commissioner of Fisheries, or specially engaged Fisheries expert to the greater number of the Australian colonies, and in the fulfilment of which professional engagements he extended his travels throughout the entire Australian coast-line'. Saville-Kent was also a pioneer in the use of photography in the study of natural history, and he makes special mention of its potential in his preface. 'As was the case with the author's previously published volume, "The Great Barrier Reef of Australia", the camera has been extensively requisitioned for the delineation of the subjects illustrated. These will be found to include, as in that volume, various organisms photographed in their native element with possibly an even greater measure of success. The potency of the camera "to hold as 'twere the mirror up to nature" in almost every conceivable phase and condition of her varying moods and tenses, is indeed established in these pages - at any rate, to an extent that should recommend the more universal employment of this instrument for the portrayal of the protean aspects and metamorphoses of living organisms'. Number 161 is stamped at the head of the dedication page. The National Library has four copies (numbered 142, 190, 238 and 257), but we have not been able to ascertain an upper figure to any limitation of the print-run. Ferguson 11106 (not noting any number).

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SCLATER and THOMAS: Book of Antelopes (1894-1900; 4 volumes, 100 colour plates)

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Description: SCLATER, Philip Lutley and Oldfield THOMAS: The Book of Antelopes. In Four Volumes (1894-1900). London, R.H. Porter, 1894 to 1900. Large quarto, four volumes, with over 120 illustrations plus 100 full-page hand-coloured lithographs. Early brown cloth, lettered in gilt on the spines, with thin double gilt rules on the spines and front covers; top edges gilt; cloth lightly rubbed and flecked; the leading edges of all covers near the top corners slightly damp-affected, resulting in some loss of colour; all first and last pages a little offset; binding blemishes notwithstanding, an excellent set, with the contents (especially the beautiful plates) in fine condition. Notes: The flyleaf of the first volume is inscribed 'C.H. Angas with best wishes from Lottie. Xmas 1927'. Charles Howard Angas (1861-1928), a grandson of George Fife Angas, was the nephew of the artist George French Angas. One of the antelopes featured in this monumental work is 'Tragelaphus Angasi' or Angas' Antelope (Volume 4, pages 137-148 with 3 illustrations plus plate 92). 'The discoverer of this fine Antelope, the late Mr George French Angas, was an accomplished artist and traveller ... [He] first met with this species on the northern shores of St Lucia Bay, in Zululand, during his journeyings in that district in 1847.... It should also be mentioned that the Antelope was named, not after Angas himself, but after his father, Mr George Fife Angas, of South Australia, who, we are told, had always "taken a great interest" in his son's travels and researches in natural history. In a folio work called "Kaffirs [sic] Illustrated", published in 1849, Angas again figured this Antelope, on a plate containing representations of the male, female, and young.' The work was published in 17 parts over an eight-year period; 'the original conception of the work is due to the genius and energy of the late Sir Victor Brooke, under whose supervision the greater number of the plates and other illustrations were prepared' before his premature death in 1891. The authors point out in their introduction that their 'main object is to furnish descriptive letterpress for the beautiful series of lithographic plates drawn some twenty years ago'. The lithographer was Joseph Smits; he was also responsible for much of the artwork, along with Joseph Wolf. We noticed in passing at least one plate each by J.G. Keulemans and Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins. [4 items].

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SCOTT, Captain Robert Falcon: Scott's Last Expedition (1913, first edition)

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Description: SCOTT, Captain Robert Falcon: Scott's Last Expedition. Volume 1: Being the Journals of Captain R.F. Scott ... Volume 2: Being the Reports of the Journeys and the Scientific Work undertaken by Dr E.A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition. Arranged by Leonard Huxley ... London, Smith, Elder, 1913 [first edition; there were four Smith, Elder editions by early 1914]. Quarto, two volumes, [ii] (blank), xxvi, 634 (last blank), [2] (publisher's advertisement) and xvi, 534, [2] (blank) pages 'With Photogravure Frontispieces, 6 Original Sketches in Photogravure by Dr. E.A. Wilson, 17 [of 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'. Dark blue ribbed cloth lettered in gilt on the front covers and spines, top edges gilt, others uncut; covers a little flecked, marked and scuffed; two corners a little bumped; edges foxed, with occasional pale foxing elsewhere (mainly to the handful of tissue-guards); slight silverfish loss to the front inner hinge and the top corner tip of the rear endpaper and last leaf of the second volume; trifling signs of use; a very good set (internally excellent). Notes: With the ownership signature in both volumes of Charles Howard Angas (1861-1928), a grandson of George Fife Angas. The second volume lacks one colour plate ('An April Sunset from Hut Point, looking West', meant to be facing page 348); it was clearly never present in this copy. [2 items].

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