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Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers - Rare Book Auction

decoration05 Apr. 2017|06 Apr. 2017
Wednesday 5 April 2017
The John Belson White Collection of Australian and Pacific voyages, First Fleet journals and Australiana.

Thursday 6 April 2017
Rare Victoriana, important early medical books, art and literature, photographs, manuscripts, and a broad miscellany.
Highlights of the first evening include:
- Peron and Freycinet’s Voyage de Decouvertes aux Terres Australes [Historique] (1807-16, complete with the two-part atlas augmented with the 25 plates normally found only in the second edition atlas of 1824)
- Cook’s three voyages, offered separately (the third voyage, 1784, complete with the large folio atlas)
- Parkinson (1773) and Forster (1777)
- First Fleet journals by White (a hand-coloured copy), Hunter and Phillip
- works by Dampier, Brosses, Bligh, La Perouse, Labillardiere, Dillon and Wilkes
- atlases by La Pérouse (Charts and Plates to La Pérouse's Voyage, London, 1798); Vandermaelan (Atlas Universel … Sixième Partie – Océanique, 1827); and Dumont d’Urville (the rare and magnificent atlas to accompany the hydrographic section of the official account of Dumont-d'Urville's second voyage, 1847)
- rare Australian maps of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Highlights of the second evening include:
- albums of photographs and 16 original glass-plate negatives from the Elder Scientific Exploration Expedition, 1891-2, the first Australian expedition on which the camera was successfully used. The albums are of the utmost rarity; the unique negatives are the only ones known to exist from the expedition
- pioneering early books on anatomy by Andreas Vesalius (1555, 1568, 1725 and 1934/5]
- works by Thomas Browne (1642, 1645 and 1658)
- Osleriana (including rare books, signed copies, letters and photographs)
- signed copies of works by J.M. Coetzee (including unique copies of his Booker Prize-winning novels)
- Shackleton’s Heart of the Antarctic (1909, first edition, the deluxe large-paper issue with the fully-signed supplementary volume in its first uncorrected state)
- Shackleton’s South (1919, first edition, first impression, with the contemporary ownership details of Richard Walter Richards, one of the Ross Sea Shore Party)


05 Apr. 2017|06 Apr. 2017
St George's Anglican Church Hall
296 Glenferrie Road, Malvern
Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers
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