ABORIGINES

[Aborigines' Protection Society] Autograph Note Signed "F.W. Chesson" to P. J. King, London Parliamentary Bookseller of 12 Bridge St, Westminster and other addresses

Author: 
F.W. Chesson (1833–1888), campaigner for the rights of indigenous peoples.
Publication details: 
[Printed heading] Aborigines' Protection Society, 17 King William Street, Charing Cross, London, W.C., 6 January 1881.
£75.00

One page, 12mo, some marking, mainly good condition. "Mr Chirnside;'s pamphlet was published by Ridgway of Piccadilly. | Please let me have, as requested, Mr. Rossetto's accounts." Note: Chesson became secretary of the Aborigines' Protection Society. Andrew Chirnside had published in 1880 an exposé of the situation in Blantyre, Malawi ("The Blantyre missionaries, discreditable disclosures"), in which the Society took a great interest.

Original lithographic engraving by Dupare, from a drawing by Arago, of 'Nouvelle Hollande. Vue d'une partie de la presqu'île Péron, et 1re entrevue avec les sauvages', depicting a meeting of Aborigines and Frenchmen at Shark Bay, Western Australia.

Author: 
[Jacques Etienne Victor Arago (1790-1855), artist; Louis Claude Desaulses de Freycinet (1779-1842), Paris publisher; [Dupare, French engraver; Australian aborigines; Shark Bay, Peron Peninsula]
Publication details: 
[Paris: de Freycinet. Circa 1825.]
£80.00

Dimensions: 18.5 x 25.5 cm. Laid down on a piece of 19.5 x 26.5 cm grey paper. The print has been trimmed, so that there is no margin. In good condition, lightly-aged and ruckled. Against a rocky backdrop, with aborigines viewing from the top of a hill, a group of six aborigines are shown to the right, naked and waving sticks and spears. To the left are the five Frenchmen, with a stack of rifles in front of a tent at far left. In the centre of the image the leading Frenchman places gifts on the end of a long stick held by one of the aborigines.

[Pamphlet/Handbill/Prospectus] Rules and Constitution

Author: 
The Subject Races International Committee
The Subject Races International Committee
Publication details: 
[1908]
£225.00
The Subject Races International Committee

4pp., 4to, bifolium, good condition. It includes a list of the executive elected for 1908 (H.W. Nevinson, Mrs N.F. Dryhurst and others) and of "Names of Affiliated Socities ... with their Representatives" (including the Aborigines Protection Society, Friedns of Russian Freedom, Georgian Relief Committee, National Council of Ireland and others). A space has been left for "Co-opted Members". P.3 comprises "The Rights of Subject Races", four clauses including adherence to the Hague Convention of 1907. P.4 is blank. No listing on COPAC or WordCat but informative references on Googlebooks.

[Pamphlet/Handbill/Prospectus] Rules and Constitution

Author: 
The Subject Races International Committee
The Subject Races International Committee
Publication details: 
[1908]
£325.00
The Subject Races International Committee

4pp., 4to, bifolium, good condition. It includes a list of the executive elected for 1908 (H.W. Nevinson, Mrs N.F. Dryhurst and others) and of Names of Affiliated Socities ... with their Representatives (including the Aborigines Protection Society, Friedns of Russian Freedom, Georgian Relief Committee, National Council of Ireland and others). A space has been left for Co-opted Members. P.3 comprises The Rights of Subject Races, four clauses including adherence to the Hague Convention of 1907. P.4 is blank. No listing on COPAC or WordCat but informative references on Googlebooks.

Sketches of New South Wales', parts I to IV, extracted from four issues of 'The Saturday Magazine', each part illustrated, with three of the five illustrations depicting aboriginal Australians.

Author: 
W. R. G.' [William Romaine Govett] [The Saturday Magazine; New South Wales, Australia; aborigines]
Publication details: 
Numbers: 247 (7 May 1836); 250 (28 May 1836); 252 (4 June 1836); 255 (25 June 1836). All four: 'LONDON: Published by JOHN W. PARKER, WEST STRAND; and sold by all Booksellers.'
£100.00

On loose 8vo leaves, disbound from a volume. All articles clear and complete. The first three parts good, on aged paper; fourth part fair, on grubby paper with wear to extremities. The first four of a total of twenty articles. Part One (no.247, pp.177-179) is entitled 'Scenery of the Blue Mountains. - Govatt's Leap.' Signed in print 'W. R.

Church Missionary Paper. For the use of weekly and monthly contributors. [With engravings 'of the oldest and latest Missions of the Society - those in West Africa, and in New Holland'.]

Author: 
Church Missionary Society [New Holland (Western Australia); Australiana; Sierra Leone; Africa]
Publication details: 
Missionary Paper, No. LXXV. Michaelmas Day, 1834. ['This paper may be had of L. B. SEELEY & SONS, 169 Fleet Street, Pice 1/2d., or 3s. 6d. per 100'.
£75.00

12mo (leaf dimensions 21 x 13.5 cm), 4 pp. Unbound bifolium. Text and illustrations clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper with sunning to margin in top outer corner. Circular 1 cm red ink stamp of the Webster Collection, with number 2600, at foot of final page. Short article on first page, entitled 'Account of Native Superstitions'. Preceded by an engraved 'view of Sierra- Leone from the sea'.

[Headed "The Anti-Slavery and Aborigines Protection Society] Four Typed Letters Signed, to Sir Henry Trueman Wood (2), S. Digby (1) and G. K. Menzies (1), of the Royal Society of Arts.

Author: 
Sir John H. Harris [SLAVERY]
Publication details: 
3 and 6 March 1917, and 31 January and 25 March 1918; all four on letterhead of the Anti-Slavery and Aborigines Protection Society.
£85.00

Campaigner against slavery and colonial exploitation in Africa (1874-1940) and Liberal MP for North Hackney, 1923-24. All four items one page, quarto. All in good condition, though on somewhat discoloured paper. Two items docketed in pencil and two bearing the Society's stamp. ITEM ONE: He hopes to be present at Dr. Max Horn's lecture, and wants to know whether the Society is 'publishing the lecture by Mr. Wilson Fox on Imperial Resources'. He thinks he should join the Society, 'if not now soon after the war', and asks to be sent the conditions of membership.

Two Typed Letters Signed to [G. K. Menzies,] Secretary, Royal Society of Arts, together with unsigned carbon copy of 'Extract from a letter to Major Furse from Dr. A. C. Haddon, dated 15th December, 1925.'

Author: 
Sir Gerard Edward James Gent [ALFRED CORT HADDON; MALAYA]
Publication details: 
LETTER ONE: 31 December 1925, on embossed Colonial Office letterhead. LETTER TWO: 13 January 1926, on embossed Colonial Office ('NATIONAL SCHEME FOR DISABLED MEN') letterhead.
£106.00

British colonial administrator (1895-1948), High Commissioner for the Federation of Malaya. One letter docketed and both bearing R.S.A. stamp. Both signed 'G E. J. Gent'. LETTER ONE (one page, quarto): Ormsby Gore has had forwarded to him a letter received by one of the Secretaries of State's Private Secretaries 'from Dr. A. C. Haddon, [Alfred Cort Haddon, 1855-1940; DNB] a Reader in Anthropology at Cambridge University', and thinks the R.S.A. may be interested in Haddon's proposal. This is outlined in the carbon copy (one page, folio): 'Prof. A. R.

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