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  • Any Time Any Place – A History of USAF Air Command and Special Operations Forces – Chinnery

    Any Time Any Place – A History of USAF Air Command and Special Operations Forces – Chinnery

    The USA 1st Air Commando Group formed in WWI to support the British in Burma. An interesting book mapping the history of this elite force through Vietnam, Panama and the Gulf. Good photographic illustrations.

    Superb reference loads of detail

    $30.00

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  • Reminiscences of India and North Queensland 1857-1912 – Gray – Rare

    Reminiscences of India and North Queensland 1857-1912 – Gray – Rare

    Published Constable & Co London 1913. First edition 8vo. Xi, 271 pp, index 8 black and white plates – folding map of Queensland at rear. Rather foxed as usual with the thick soft paper it was printed on.

    Very scarce title dealing with early days of North Queensland especially in the 1860’s. Begins with experiences in India during the siege of Lucknow. Thereafter, deals with aspects of pioneering life in Queensland including the aborigines, gold and the goldfields at Palmer River, sheep and cattle ranching, various natural disasters including bushfires and tornadoes, and observations on the life, law and climate of Queensland.

    $220.00

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  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland – 1904

    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland – 1904

    Printed for the society by H. Pole & Co Elizabeth Street Brisbane 1904. 213; xiiipp. 8vo. Original wrappers. 7 Black and white plates in sound condition – repair to front wrapper.

    Excellent articles by F. Manson Bailey on Contributions to the New Guinea Flora; J. Douglas Ogilby on Studies in the Ichthyology of Queensland; John Thomson on Colour Sight and Colour Blindness; Joseph Lauterer on Naturalised and Acclimatised plants in various parts of the world; W. R. Colledge on Notes on the “Scots Gray” Mosquito; Hon A. Norton on Notes on Travel 1859-60 (From Sydney Westwards and down the Darling River); Hon A. Norton on From Sydney to Bathurst in 1822; A. Jefferis Turner on A Preliminary revision of the Australian Thyrididae and Pyralidae; J. Douglas Ogilby on Australian Crocodiles.

    Royal Society of Queensland – 1904

    $100.00

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  • Mann’s Australian Provinces  – First Edition 1839 – Montgomery Martin’s Copy

    Mann’s Australian Provinces – First Edition 1839 – Montgomery Martin’s Copy

    Mann’s Australian Provinces – Six Years Residence in the Australian Provinces Ending in 1839; Exhibiting their Capabilities of Colonisation and Containing the History, Trade, Population, Extent, Resources etc of New South Wales, Van Diemen’s Land, South Australia and Port Philip, with an Account of New Zealand

    Published by Smith Elder & Co London 1839 first edition and in good condition. In original green cloth binding with gilt title and kangaroo and platypus motif to spine (very rare in original binding). 360 pages plus adverts and folding map coloured in outline at front.

    Mann wrote his comprehensive account of his Australian visit on his voyage back to England. It includes a number of matters of historical interest including dealings with the last of the Tasmanian aborigines and very forthright views on the position and operations of The Van Diemen’s Land Company and The Australian Agricultural Company.

    Montogomery Martin’s copy with his bold full signature – note this book published the same year as Montgomery Martin’s “History of Australasia” as part of the British Colonial Library series. See Voyager’s good copy of that book on this website.

    An important and rare early record in original binding and with exceptional provenance.

    $690.00

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  • Rare Burke & Wills Item – The Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society – 1862

    Rare Burke & Wills Item – The Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society – 1862

    Published in London in 1862. A complete, separate issue, in original condition with printed blue wrappers, Vol. VI, No. IV. Near fine and crisp condition. This is the annual address made by the Society’s President, Lord Ashburton, in which he summarizes the state of exploration and discovery as of 26th May 1862.

    After presenting the Founder’s Gold Medal to perished Australian Explorer Richard O’Hara Burke. Nine pages are devoted to the momentous explorations and settling of Australian colonies which were then underway, including those of John McDougall Stuart, Gregory, Burke and Wills. The latter two were lost by this time, and Ashburton speculates on a possible massacre by the aboriginal people. Fascinating announcements pertaining to Carpentaria and Queensland follow.

    In reviewing the admiralty surveys, the president appraises the society of news concerning David Livingstone’s expedition to survey the river Rovuma the progress of coastal surveys in Australia in preparation for colonization, as well as important charting efforts in the “thriving colony of British Columbia,” in Newfoundland, the Bay of Fundy, and of the Grenadines in the West Indies.

    An additional four pages cover geographical and ethnological work in Africa, with specific mention of Nile surveys, new maps, and that Captain Richard Burton, then consul at Fernando Po, had ascended the Cameroon Mountain and completed a new survey.

    With due concern, the President states, “We have heard nothing whatever of Speke since our last anniversary, except a fragment of news that he had then been in trouble”.

    Burke gets the R.G.S. Gold Medal

    $290.00

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  • Australia with Notes by the Way on Egypt, Ceylon, Bombay and the Holy Land – Jobson -1862

    Australia with Notes by the Way on Egypt, Ceylon, Bombay and the Holy Land – Jobson -1862

    Published in London by Hamilton Adams & Co in 1862. First edition. Original cloth covers 281 pages. Missing frontispiece with new endpapers otherwise a strong and fine copy. Detailed account of travels taking in the Ballarat gold diggings – a very good narrative. An important mid Victorian account well written and easily read.

    1862 First edition Australiana

    $190.00

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