Australia and the South Pacific
Wellington, New Zealand: By Authority: R. E. Owen, Government Printer, 1961. Hardcover. thick 8vo. Blue cloth boards with black title to front panel and to spine. Minor edgewear to boards as well as minor rubbing. Interior is clean and bright. Includes many illustrations, charts, and graphs as well as a fold-out map of New Zealand in a pocket to rear pastedown. Index, 1260 pages. New Zealand. NZ/040208. Very Good +.
1936. Paperback. Louise Dyer (1884 - 1962) was an Australian pianist and patron of the arts. She helped to found the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, founded a publishing company (Editions de l'Oiseau-Lyre) that printed historical editions of music and later issued recorded performances. She had an extensive book and music collection and in honor of her, the University of Melbourne Music Library was renamed the Louise Hanson-Dyer Library. This small keepsake is an extract from the musical miscellany in the library of the Dyer's; it reproduces a song, frontispiece, and part of the preface from The Musical Miscellany: A Select Collection of Scots, Englisch, and Irish Songs Set to Music, 1786. The front cover of the pamphlet reads "December 27, 1911 James Louise Dyer December 27 1936." The couple married in 1911 and James died just two years after this booklet was published. Perhaps he was ill at the time of publication as the song that she has chosen is mornful "Good Night and Joy be with you." White side-stapled wrappers with illustration of a feather on front cover. The spine is a bit worn and there is a closed tear along the hinge. The covers are foxed with a few finger smudges, but the interior remains bright. [8 pages.] MUS/121113. Very Good.
Melbourne and London: Heinemann, (1969). First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in Very good white illustrated dust jacket. Minor edgewear and soiling to dust jacket. Ex-libris with sticker to foot of spine and stamp to front and end paste downs. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Dame Enid Lyons was the first woman to be elected to the Australian House of Representatives and appointed to the federal cabinet. Previously she was the wife of the Australian prime minister, Joseph Lyons. 180 pages. AUST/010318. Very Good / Very Good.
Brisbane: The Law Book Company Limited, 1913. Hardcover. G+ in three quarter brown leather binding and orange/brown cloth. Some spotting on cloth; a 3/4 inch tear along bottom of spine, leather on spine and corners chipped. Title page detached; table of contents, blank page at end, and several intermittent pages have 2x 1/2'' square cut out of top center of page -- does not affect text. Australia. AUST01/011899. Good +.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1896. Hardcover. Contents are mostly about Africa with several stories about New Zealand, Fiji, Australia, and the South Pacific islands. Includes writings by Richard Burton, Henry Stanley, David Livingstone, Lady M.A. Barker, and more. Maroon cloth boards with gilt title to spine and faux-marbled pattern to covers. Clean and bright with photographic illustrations. Minor sunning to spine. 511 pages. AFR/120518. Very Good.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1985). Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Slight bumping to spine ends. Light browing to end pages. Else is pristine. Black dust jacket with yellow title to front and spine panels. Slight creasing to spine ends of dust jacket. Index, 298 pages. South Pacific. SOUPAC/051111. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Melbourne: Colorgravure Publications. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dustjacket. Top corner of front board slightly bumped, owner name on front flyleaf and gift inscription on title page; dustjacket moderately rubbed at extremities, but still bright overall. Photographs in color and black and white, including color photograph endpapers. Australia. AUS8/11211. Very Good.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Very good in very good- illustrated dust jacket with white title to frontand spine panels. Minor chipping to edges and browing to spine of dust jacket. iInterior is clean and bright with photographic illustrations. 234 pages. South Pacific. SOPAC1/5132. Very Good in Very Good- DJ.