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MUELLER, Ferdinand: Plants collected during Babbage's Expedition in 1858 (1859)
MUELLER, Ferdinand: Report on the Plants collected during Mr Babbage's Expedition into the North-Western Interior of South Australia in 1858. Melbourne, Government Printer, 1859. Foolscap folio, 21 pages. Title-wrappers, sewn as issued; bottom edge slightly foxed; an excellent copy. Notes: Victorian Parliamentary Paper Number 1 of 1859. The report contains a detailed list of all species of plants collected, although it included only three new genera and seventeen new species: the complete index 'would convey a more comprehensive idea of the vegetation which clothes the barren interior of South Australia' than hitherto available. McLaren 13749. Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers
FLEMING: From Russia, With Love (7th impression)
FLEMING, Ian: From Russia, With Love. London, Jonathan Cape, 1963 (seventh impression)/ 1957. Octavo; silver- and red-decorated black papered boards very lightly marked; front flyleaf very slightly marked; an excellent copy with the very good unclipped dustwrapper a little sunned and marked, with trifling silverfish loss to the flaps and rear panel (confined mainly to a few unprinted portions of the surface). Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers
[ANGAS, George Fife]. Architectural ? Views in Newcastle (1842)
[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. Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers
HIGHSMITH: Strangers on a Train (1st UK)
HIGHSMITH, Patricia: Strangers on a Train. London, The Cresset Press, 1950 (first UK edition). Octavo; blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and front cover; cloth slightly rubbed at the extremities, and lightly flecked and mottled; edges and endpapers lightly foxed; contemporary Sydney bookseller's paper label on the front pastedown; short closed tear to the blank top margin of the last leaf and rear flyleaf, with associated light creasing to the top margin of the two preceding leaves; a very good copy with the price-clipped dustwrapper chipped and marked, with the rear panel foxed, discoloured and with minor surface silverfish blemishes. Footnote: The author's first novel. Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers
Howgego: Encyclopedia of Exploration
HOWGEGO, Raymond John: Encyclopedia of Exploration to 1800. [Together with] Encyclopedia of Exploration, 1800-1850 [and] Encyclopedia of Exploration, 1850 to 1940: The Oceans, Islands and Polar Regions [and] Encyclopedia of Exploration, 1850 to 1940: Continental Exploration [4 volumes]. Sydney, Hordern House, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2008. Large quarto, four volumes, approximately 3,700 pages in all. Cloth; a fine set with the fine dustwrappers. Notes: 'A comprehensive reference guide to the history and literature of exploration, travel and colonization' - and a pleasure to read as well. [4 items]. Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers
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