ERNEST FAVENC (c. 1846-1908)
The History of Australian Exploration from 1788 to 1888. Sydney: Turner and Henderson, 1888. 8° (250 x 156mm). Large folding frontispiece map of Australia showing explorers' routes in red, 3 other folding maps, 8 lithographic plates, comprising 3 plates of facsimile letters and 5 of cave paintings. Original red cloth (slightly rubbed and stained). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, title inscribed 'H.M. Stanley with the author's compliments,' with Stanley's book stamp on title and bookplate. Ferguson 9563.
William Bramwell WITHERS. The History of Ballarat from the First Pastoral Settlement to the Present Time. Ballarat: F.W. Niven, 1887. 8° (212 x 135mm). Folding tinted lithographic frontispiece view of Ballarat, folding coloured plan of the goldmines, and 31 lithographic plates. (Short marginal tear affecting pp. 1-14, slight spotting.) Original green cloth with vignette illustrations in black and gilt. Second edition. ASSOCIATION COPY, half title inscribed 'H.M. Stanley Esq. with regards of James Oddie F.R.G.S. Nov. 19th 1891.' Ferguson 18716.
William T. WAWN. The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade. London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1893. 8° (245 x 150mm). Frontispiece and 3 plates, 5 coloured maps, numerous illustrations. (Occasional spotting.) Original blue cloth. FIRST EDITION, WITH H.M. STANLEY'S BOOKPLATE. Ferguson 18256; together with Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, New South Wales Branch ... vols. III and IV. 1st January, 1885, to 31st December, 1886 (Sydney, 1888), presentation copy to H.M. Stanley, and J.M. Schaeberle Report on the Total Eclipse of the Sun observed at Mina Bronces, Chile [Contributions from the Lick Observatory no. 4] (Sacramento, 1895). (5)