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Rare Australiana Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

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.

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


THE STORY OF AUSTRALIA Past and Present: In Pen and Picture in Six Volumes [The Empire Builders' Edition Published by Subscription] by Colwell, James - Author Vols 1-3 and Editor of Vols 4-6

Sydney: The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company (Australasia) Limited. 1925. Small Quarto Size. Very Good Condition. Lovely deep brown boards with copper-look embossing to face. The light coloured patches behind the ship are a little rubbed on some volume…

From Adelaide Booksellers


Notorious Strumpets and Dangerous Girls - Convict Women In Van Diemens Land 1803 - 1829 by Phillip Tardif

Sydney, NSW, Australia: Angus & Robertson, 1990. Jacket has general wear to edges. 1801 pages. Tells the story of each of the 1,675 women sent to Van Diemens Land as a convict in that colony's first quarter-century. Heavy book (2kg). . Hard …

From Terra Australis Books


The Australian Guerrilla (6 Books in slipcase = Shoot to Kill, Sniping, Guerrilla Tactics, Trapping the Jap, Lurking Death, The Scout) by Ion Idriess

Uralla, NSW, Australia : Idriess Enterprises Pty Ltd, 1999. This reprint of the hard to find books of The Guerrilla series is limited to 500 copies. This set comes in a slipcase with the title in gilt to the spine. . FACSIMILE LIMITED EDITION. Soft …

From Terra Australis Books


On the Mountain by Peter Dombrovskis - Richard Flanagan - Jamie Kirkpatrick

Hobart, TAS, Australia: West Wind Press, 1996. Jacket spine has 4cm tear with surrounding damage. 144 pages with colour photos. Mount Wellington with photos by Peter Dombrovskis. . Limited Edition (Number 1150 of 1500) . Hard Cover. Very Good/Good…

From Terra Australis Books


Memoirs Of H.R.H. Prince Christopher Of Greece by Prince Christopher of Greece, H.R.H

Memoirs Of H.R.H. Prince Christopher Of Greece (1938, Hurst & Blackett, Ltd.) 1st Edition, 2nd Printing Thus Hurst & Blackett, ltd., 1938. AUTOBIOGRAPHY, PRINCE CHRISTOPHER OF GREECE AND DENMARK. 187 pages, indexed. Used. Good condition/ No DJ Included.…

From Mary Riversong Books


History of Australasia by D.M Blair

Settlement and history of NSW, Victoria, SA, Queensland, WA, Tasmania and NZ, with some account of Fiji and New Guinea. Leather embossed cover and spine in red, gilt title on edge and Advance Australia coat of arms on face. 711 pages complete with 24 illu…

From ebygum


The Aldine History of Queensland in Two Volumes by W. Frederic Morrison

Sydney, NSW, Australia: The Aldine Publishing Company , 1888. Rebound with new spines. General wear to boards. Gilt edges. Previous owners name to minor title page of both volumes. Colour and b/w illustrations. "Embracing sketches and portrait…

From Terra Australis Books


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

Sydney: N.S.W. Bookstall Company, 1909. xv, 224 pages plus 16-page publisher's catalogue at rear. Leaf xiii and leaf xv (the list of illustrations) have been transposed. B/w map and 84 photos by Birtles. Rebound in brown cloth with gilt titling on the…

From Tapsell's Books and Music


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


H.M. Bark Endeavour : Her Place in Australian History : With an Account of Her Construction, Crew and Equipment and a Narrative of Her Voyage on the East Coast of New Holland in the Year 1770 by Parkin, Ray

Boxed edition. Copy of the 1910 publication by Ray Parkin. Ship plans (15) are included in their natural size in the plan box which accompanies this volume. Exceptional documents in excellent condition.Book: 32 x 22, 467pp plus box containing reproduction…

From M C Books


The Coachbuilder Atlas of Scale Drawings, First Series : Popular Australian Vehicles

Sydney, NSW, Australia: Stephen Dobell-Brown / The Dene Bindery , 1987. First published in 1896. Being reprints of 87 drawings (some fold out) issued with "The Australasian Coachbuilder and Saddler' between June 1892 and December 1896. Every…

From Terra Australis Books


Lightning Ridge: Home of the Black Opal: Unique to the World by Gan, Bruce

Lightning Ridge, Australia: Gan Bruce, 1983. Book. Good. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardcover with black boards with gold writing (title and author) and pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 775g…

From Reading Habit


Love by Astrid/John Dahl & Jones

Artlook Books, Perth, 1983. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). As New/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Astrid Dahl. Signed by Author. Large format, slipcased, signed by artist Dahl and poet Jones, superb reproductions of original paintings by Da…

From Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books


The History of the Hoppers by PARKER, B. & N

London: W. & R. Chambers, 1912. First Edition. N. Parker. First edition of this justly famous children's book with anthropomorphised kangaroo characters - 'perhaps the best known story entirely devoted to the kangaroo' (Robert Holden '…

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