Books

'A Voyage to Botany Bay' by the celebrated George Barrington - $3,250 #120853
'with a Description of the Country and Manners. Customs. Religion etc. of the Natives'
Originally sold by H.D. Symonds for the Price Two Shillings and Sixpence.
'A Missionary Voyage to the Southern Pacific Ocean in the Ship Duff'' - Captain James Wilson - $9,500 #120849
'Performed in the Years 1796, 1797, 1798 ... and compiled from Journals of the Officers and the Missionaries: and illustrated with Maps, Charts and Views, drawn by Mr William Wilson, and engraved by the most eminent artists.
With a preliminary discourse on the Geography and History of the South Sea Islands: and an appendix including details never before published, of the natural and civil state of Otaheite; by a committee appointed for the purpose by the Directors of the Missionary Society.
'An Account of the Coins, Coinages and Currency of Australasia' by Coleman P Hyman. (1893) - $2,500 #121616
'Published by Authority of the New South Wales Commissioners for the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago,1893'. Commissioned to add an historical background to the exhibition of 'coins and currency (of) Australasia, with specimens of medals, exhibited in the New South Wales Court at the World's Columbian Exposition, by Coleman P Hyman, of Sydney.'

Perhaps the most important book published on early Australian coins. It includes anecdotal accounts of the official and unofficial currencies used in Australia from the time of its British settlement in 1788.

This rare first edition is identified by a stamp as once being 'the property of the Government of New South Wales'.

A must for any serious collector of Australian Colonial coins.