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Bigge’s damning report of Macquarie’s tenure as emancipist Governor of the Colony of New South Wales

BIGGE, John Thomas; and Governor Lachlan MACQUARIE, 1822. 
£8,000
£4,800

One of the world’s finest collections of graphic art’

KRAUSS, George Friedrich, 1822. 
£210,000
£126,000

Inquiry in the Poyasian Fraud

CODD, Edward, 1824. 
£4,000
£2,400

A hydrographer’s library

BUACHE, Jean Nicolas, 1826. 
£850
£680

A Frankfurt publisher

WILMANS, Frederic, 1829. 
£250
£200

First inklings of self-government and nationhood for Australia

WENTWORTH, William Charles, and Sir Ralph DARLING, 1830. 
£2,000
£1,200

The last throw of the Poyaisian dice

MACGREGOR, Gregor, 1836. 
£6,000
£3,600

Murchison’s seminal work on the Silurian System

MURCHISON, Roderick Impey, 1839. 
£10,000
£6,000

All Smell is Disease”

THE GENERAL BOARD OF HEALTH, 1855. 
£15,000
£12,000

Eighteenth months on Bermuda

WHITTINGTON, Ferdinand, 1857. 
£2,300
£1,380

A German stroll around Oxford

RUNDT, Carl, 1859. 
£2,000
£1,200

Central Park New York

1860. 
£2,000
£1,200

Book supplier to the King of Italy

MAGGI, Giovanni Battista, 1862. 
£1,200
£720

The largest floating dock in the world

BERMUDA, 1870. 
£2,000
£1,200

Rare Belize Item

1897. 
£1,200
£720