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  • Australian – Blue Bonnet Parrakeet – Greene – 1884

    Australian – Blue Bonnet Parrakeet – Greene – 1884

    Original wood cut hand finished engraving of the multicoloured Bluebonnet Parrot from “Parrots in Captivity”, published in London 1884.

    The Bluebonnets inhabit the south and central interior, they are quite plentiful and thankfully not popular as cage birds. Even at the time of this image they were considered too aggressive for captivity. Tough little guys.

    Greene’s delightful work comprising wood-engraved plates printed by Benjamin Fawcett after drawings by A.F. Lydon. The prints are hand finished with delicate highlighting in gum arabic to accentuate the bright colouring.

    Benjamin Fawcett was one of the great colour printers of the 19th century. He pioneered a system of wood block engraving from multiple blocks that resulted in vivid finely coloured works. Fawcett had an association of some 50 years with Francis Orpen Morris to produce many beautiful works on birds. The engravings are the finest illustrations of parrots from the period.

    Price $140.00unframe or $260.00 framed in Voyager Natural History style.

    Blue Bonnet in all his glory … click on me to see my beauty!

    $140.00

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  • Proud Intrepid Heart – Leichhardt’s First Attempt to the Swan River 1846-1847 – Dan Sprod – Signed, Limited Numbered Edition

    Proud Intrepid Heart – Leichhardt’s First Attempt to the Swan River 1846-1847 – Dan Sprod – Signed, Limited Numbered Edition

    Published by Blubber Press, Hobart in 1989. Quarto, 334 pages, well illustrated and printed on quality paper (Teton Warm White) by Griffin Press. A very good if not fine copy. Limited signed edition number 169 of 600.

    This is Liechhardt’s second expedition after the successful mammoth exploration from the Darling Downs to Port Essington. This, an even more adventurous plan, was a failure and later members of his team were to write negatively about Leichhardt’s leadership.

    This book contains his journals, published for the first time and presented so well by Dan Sprod. Drawing also on other unpublished accounts he attempts to set the record straight.

    Leichhardt’s second … the real story … put so well

    $80.00

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  • Leichhardt’s Expeditioners – Dan Sprod – Signed Limited Edition

    Leichhardt’s Expeditioners – Dan Sprod – Signed Limited Edition

    Published by Blubber Press, 2006. Octavo, 138 pages. Very good if not fine condition. Signed by Dan Sprod on the half title page.

    A limited edition of 750 this book by Dan Sprod provides enlightening detail from the journals kept by William Philips and John Murphy who participated in Leichhardt’s successful expedition from Moreton bay to Port Essington.

    Well written as with all of Dan Sprod’s work dealing with the personalities and contributions of each party as well as progress of the expedition.

    Nicely illustrated and with a map in rear pocket. Never before published content makes this a must for those interested in Australian inland exploration.

    Lechhardt’s party get on the record

    $60.00

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  • The Mysterious Anonymous Confession to the Murders of Constable George Doyle and Albert Christian Dahlke at Lethbridge’s Pocket (Queensland) on 30th March 1902

    The Mysterious Anonymous Confession to the Murders of Constable George Doyle and Albert Christian Dahlke at Lethbridge’s Pocket (Queensland) on 30th March 1902

    A report of investigations made to the Queensland Parliament. Foolscap, 16 pages plus map of the locality where all manner of things took place. Scarce real crime investigation involving poetry, with many other unusual circumstances.

    Patrick and James Kenniff had already been found guilty of the murder of Doyle and Dahlke and sentenced to death. Then an anonymous letter turned up the writer claiming to be the perpetrator and admitting to previous orders.

    Unfortunately, the anonymous party was soon found out to be James Matthew O’Brian who had been dismissed as a Constable who was at one time stationed at Windorah and who has been prosecuted for robbing, being a “hawker” and perjury … he had also charges a Constable Scanlon with attempting to poison him. O’Brian was pretty slack in his approach as he had left some self-penned poetry and this had been written on the same hall-marked paper that the confession was made on … and experts attested to the handwriting being the same person although different pens. Strangely the poetry is published here.

    Interestingly, one of the experts will be well known to Queensland history buffs … none other but Thomas Welsby.

    The “Goings On” are much more complex than this but too much to summarise here .. they would make a good plot to a Queensland murder mystery … the jury is still out at Voyager. And poetry, well quite endearing … about love, separation and friendship.

    Real Crime with Poetry in Queensland 1902

    $70.00

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  • Incidents of a Collector’s Rambles in Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea – Sherman Denton 1889

    Incidents of a Collector’s Rambles in Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea – Sherman Denton 1889

    Published by Lee and Shepard, Boston 1889. 272 pages with 13 plates and numerous text illustrations.

    Original cloth covered binding. A pretty good copy.

    Travels through New Zealand then to Australia (Victoria, Melbourne, Brisbane, trip through Queensland to Townsville) then to New Guinea, beginning at Port Moresby and moving inland.

    A well illustrated and interesting account of the tour of a family devoted to natural history. Good New Guinea and Queensland content. Early note of the extremely unusual and primitive Mary River Lung Fish (The Jumping Fish).

    Scarce Australian, Papua New Guinea item and a favourite of Voyager

    $80.00

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  • Sir Thomas Mitchell – Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia, In Search of a Route From Sydney To the Gulf of Carpentaria – First Edition 1848

    Sir Thomas Mitchell – Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia, In Search of a Route From Sydney To the Gulf of Carpentaria – First Edition 1848

    First edition published by Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, London 1848. Original embossed red cloth boards re-backed professionally with the original gilt decorated spine laid down. Lithographic frontispiece and 11 other plates (10 of which are tinted lithographs), 7 maps (4 folding) and some text illustrations. 437 pages after preliminaries plus 32 pages of advertisements at the rear often missing. Ferguson 4828, Wantrup 129. Very clean inside, a good copy.

    In December 1845, Scottish explorer Thomas Mitchell (1795-1855) set out for the fourth and last time in search of an inland route from Sydney to Port Essington, Northern Australia. By the middle of the following year he reached Maranoa and spent some months exploring the Maronoa, Warrego and Belyando rivers hoping to find a great river flowing north and west. By September he had reached the Barcoo (which he called the Victoria). Running short of supplies and experiencing hostilities he returned to Sydney under the misunderstanding that in the “Barcoo” he had found the great river he had sought. Despite the inconclusive nature his expedition had done much to explore vast areas of unknown territory in Queensland.

    Thomas Mitchell’s Final expedition – Lovely Illustrations and Maps

    $790.00

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