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  • Tasmanian Period Photograph – Alum Cliffs, Mole Creek. – J.C. Breaden

    Tasmanian Period Photograph – Alum Cliffs, Mole Creek. – J.C. Breaden

    A nice image of the Alum Cliffs, River Mersey, Mole Creek District, near Deloraine in the north of Tasmania c1930, by J.C. Breaden carrying his studio stamp at rear. Size 22 x 16.5 cm a couple of corner creases overall in good condition.

    J.C. Breaden is recorded as having been a gifted Hobart amateur photographer who was active from 1920. He died in 1947. The rear of the photograph carries his stamp of Agent General of Tasmania and various notes.

    The Striking Alum Cliffs at Mole Creek

    $50.00

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  • Tasmanian Period Photograph – Lake Webster Mount Field National Park.

    Tasmanian Period Photograph – Lake Webster Mount Field National Park.

    A nice image of Lake Webster, National Park, Tasmania c1930, comes from a group mainly by J.C. Breaden although carries no attribution. Size 21 x 17 cm and overall in good condition. J.C. Breaden is recorded as having been a gifted Hobart amateur photographer who was active from 1920. He died in 1947. The rear of the photograph carries his stamp of Agent General of Tasmania, in London and a reference to the Intelligence Branch, Australia House and various notes.

    Lake Webster on of the many beautiful places around Mount Field

    $50.00

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  • [Tasmanian Photography] – The World of Olegas Truchanas – Max Angus

    [Tasmanian Photography] – The World of Olegas Truchanas – Max Angus

    Published by the Olegas Truchanas Publication Committee, Hobart in 1975. Third of seven editions same year as the first.

    Quarto, 144 pages and 44 colour plates, 5 monochrome and 13 other illustrations including maps. A discrete gift inscription on the end papers … a very good copy in an excellent fine dust jacket.

    Olegas Truchanas a brilliant wilderness photographer was drowned while canoeing in the Gordon River during the campaign to save Lake Pedder. This book was published by his friends under the art direction of Max Angus.

    Special book special person

    $75.00

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  • Second Expedition in Search of Franklin. Arctic Explorations in the Years 1853,’54,’55. – Elisha Kent Kane. 2 Volume First Editions 1856

    First edition of Elisha Kane’s account of the second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin’s expedition lost in the Arctic.

    Published by Childs & Peterson, Philadelphia in 1856. Two fine volumes, 464 pages and 467 pages after preliminaries, engraved frontispiece to both and 18 other engraved plates, 2 maps one of which is folding, folding isothermal chart and numerous woodcuts in the text. Bound very nicely in half calf over marble papered boards, marbled endpapers, raised bands to spine gilt titling and embellishments. Carries the bookplate of bibliophile EH Hildreth of Massachusetts. Super copies.

    Elisha Kent Kane (1820-1857) naval surgeon and in command on this second expedition. Ice-locked for two winters, lacking adequate supplies and with a crew inflicted with scurvy … snow blindness and madness. He pressed on and went further north than ever before, setting a standard for Arctic exploration. He wisely sought friendly relations with Eskimo along the way.

    Fundamental Arctic Exploration – Kane in search of Sir John Franklin

    $490.00

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  • Lightning Ridge – Ion Idriess – Signed Annotated First Edition.

    Lightning Ridge – Ion Idriess – Signed Annotated First Edition.

    Scarce as a first edition and a unique, personally signed, copy … a gift to close friend Mrs Francis Can Cleef of Chicago … annotated “With a cheerio from Australia; Ion L Idriess Oct 1940”

    Apart from a couple of nicks to the dust jacket and the odd spot internally a very good if not better copy of a sought after Idriess account

    Published by Angus and Robertson, a true first edition in October 1940, octavo 251 pages with illustrations. Not price clipped 6/-.

    Based on his opal prospecting exploits at Lightning Ridge, New South Wales.

    Signed Idriess First Edition.

    $240.00

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  • The White Spider – The History of the Eiger’s North Face – Harrer – trans Merrick – First English edition

    The White Spider – The History of the Eiger’s North Face – Harrer – trans Merrick – First English edition

    First English edition translated by Hugh Merrick from the German of Heinrich Harrer. Published by Rupert Hart-David, London in 1959.

    Large octavo, 240 pages, numerous illustrations many from photographs. A good dust jacket, a little spotting here and there internally, still a very good copy.

    A very good copy of a scarce and desirable work. The six thousand feet of near vertical rock face defied climber for years. Austrian born Heinrich Harrer made the first successful climb along with Andreas Heckmair, Ludwig Vorg and Fritz Patrick in 1938.

    This White Spider describes the event and the before and after attempts from the first attempts to the disastrous 1957 expedition. The “White Spider” is a large basin of ice 1,500 feet from the summit that is the source of numerous deadly avalanches. The book is written with care and detail .. at the rear is a “step by step” guide on how to approach the climb with a super fold out photograph of the face in climbing detail.

    The North Face of the Eiger Not Impossible

    SO SORRY SOLD

    $125.00

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