Welcome to our New Acquisitions list for January 2017.

Highlights among the 200 items include a rare atlas of Moravian missions (1853) containing a map of southeast Australia showing the location of the short-lived Lake Boga mission, the first Moravian mission in Australia; Pearson’s Australasian school atlas (c.1867), Carroll’s atlas of South Australia and the Northern Territory (1876), and an atlas of the southern portion of South Australia (1877); a superb overpainted portrait photograph attributed to Townsend Duryea and John Hood (Adelaide, c.1864); a first edition copy of Patrick White’s first novel, Happy Valley; a massive early 18th century Spanish manuscript choir book; a great selection of artists’ books, Australian art monographs and art exhibition catalogues; works on Pacific, Antarctic and East Asian travel and exploration; early Australian ephemera, and much more.

Happy New Year to you all, and happy browsing!

  • [LAKE BOGA MISSION] The Moravian Atlas, embracing Statistics of the Church of the United Brethren

    FULNECK ACADEMY [MORAVIAN BRETHREN]; PETERMANN, August Heinrich

    # 14750

    in her Home and Foreign Departments, compiled from the most recent and authentic sources. [Fulneck, Yorkshire : Fulneck Academy], 1853. Small oblong quarto (185 x 220 mm), original green cloth boards panelled in blind (lightly marked), upper board blocked in gilt 'The Moravian Atlas'; brown-toned endpapers with some spotting; pp. [i-]iv, 5-36, with 12 lithographic maps by Augustus Peterman (and others?), including 1 hand-coloured world map, 11 other full page hand-tinted maps (occasional light toning, spotting and offsetting); one small format slip soliciting subscriptions at front …

  • Painted photographic portrait of a wealthy lady in mourning, Adelaide, circa 1864

    HOOD, John 1839-1924, colourist (attributed); DURYEA, Townsend 1823-1888, photographer (attributed)

    # 7904

    Albumen print photograph overpainted in oils, 123 x 116 mm, laid down on its original wood mount; in fine condition; unfortunately the original frame is now lost, the back of which, according to the previous owner, bore the printed label of the photographic studio of Townsend Duryea, 66 & 68 King William Street, Adelaide. The painter (and later photographer) John Hood worked as an artist and retoucher for the London photographic firm of Elliott and Fry before accepting a contract to work as a colourist for the renowned American-born Adelaide photographer, Townsend Duryea. Hood arrived in …

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    $ 2,250.00 AUD

  • Manuscript letter to Robert Gouger, Colonial Secretary of South Australia, 1840.

    [GOUGER, Robert, 1802-1846]

    # 14739

    From the London investors M. Edwards and John M. Pearce concerning the sale of the Adelaide properties of James Fairlie.  Manuscript in brown ink on wove paper watermarked 'Cansell 1839'; single folio sheet, folding to form [4] sides, the letter occupying the first 2 sides, addressed on the last side to 'Robert Gouger Esq., Colonial Secretary, Adelaide, South Australia, per Ship Stuna (?) at London, to South Australia May 25th 1840', endorsed 'Edwards & Pearce, about Fairlie's loan, dated 25 May 1840' and with remnants of wax seals; original folds; complete, …

  • A group of Aborigines in ceremonial decoration, Central Australia, circa 1900

    Photographer unknown.

    # 14735

    Gelatin silver print, 153 x 104 mm; unmounted; a little wear at top left corner and some very faint creasing, otherwise fine. Two men and a woman pose for the camera, with their dog and a traditional shelter immediately behind them. A white canvas tent belonging to an interloper - most likely the anonymous photographer - can be seen in the background. All three subjects are wearing painted ceremonial decoration and pubic skirts made from bush fibres. The man on the left is holding a spear with a two prong head and a beanwood shield - a type found throughout Central Australia.  …

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    $ 330.00 AUD

  • Dot and circle : a retrospective survey of the Aboriginal acrylic paintings of Central Australia

    MAUGHAN, Janet; ZIMMER, Jenny. [FLINDERS UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM]

    # 14729

    [Souvenir catalogue].  A loan exhibition from the Flinders University of South Australia, first shown at the RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, 16th April-3rd May, 1985. Melbourne : Communication Services Unit, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 1986. Souvenir catalogue, large format poster, folded into 3 panels, 435 mm tall.  A rare souvenir catalogue of the first exhibition of Western Desert art to be staged in a major Australian gallery, distributed only at the gallery itself. Rare …

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    $ 125.00 AUD

  • Dot and circle : a retrospective survey of the Aboriginal acrylic paintings of Central Australia.

    MAUGHAN, Janet; ZIMMER, Jenny [FLINDERS UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM]

    # 13744

    A loan exhibition from the Flinders University of South Australia, first shown at the RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, 16th April-3rd May, 1985. Melbourne : Communication Services Unit, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 1986. 'Publication edited, produced and designed co-operatively by Janet Maughan in Adelaide and Jenny Zimmer in Melbourne.' Quarto, original pictorial stiff wrappers, 208 pp, illustrated with mainly black and white plates, with several colour plates as well as line drawings; maps, bibliography (pp 206-07); a fine copy. Rare. A landmark publication, being the detailed …

  • Massive Spanish manuscript choir book in Latin, with a Peruvian Credo

    Anon.

    # 14447

    [MANUSCRIPT - CHOIR BOOK]. [Graduale Romanum]. [Spain?, ca. 1700? with additions to at least 1767]. An extremely large manuscript choir book (75.5 x 57.5 x 15.5 cm) in black and red ink on sheepskin parchment, with plainchant music (5-line staves in red measuring 56 mm with square and diamond notes in black, mostly with a c-clef on the middle or second line, sometimes an f-clef or both, sometimes with a b-flat or f-sharp) and the text in a large rotunda gothic hand (about 16 mm x-height) in black with headings and some other words in red, 3 three-line (about 25 cm) and …

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    $ 40,000.00 AUD

  • [MELBOURNE] Besses Banquet, Vienna Café, 20 July 1911.

    [VIENNA CAFE]

    # 14719

    Pen and ink illustration and calligraphy with onlaid silver gelatin photograph, on thin card, 420 x 200 mm (sheet); a few light marks around the upper edges, otherwise fine condition. A significant piece of ephemera from one of Melbourne's most famous dining establishments of the 1890s and early 1900s, the Vienna Café, which occupied the grand premises at 25 Collins Street East. The Australia Hotel was later built on the same site. This unique "sign" was probably created in-house on the occasion of a special banquet held at the Vienna Café, a private function for the 17 young …

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    $ 550.00 AUD

  • Plan of the southern portion of the province of South Australia :

    [GOYDER, G. W.]

    # 14691

    as divided into counties and hundreds, showing the most important settlements, post towns, telegraph stations, main roads, railways, &​c . Compiled from official documents in the the Office of the Surveyor General 1877. [Cover title : Atlas of principal portions of settled districts in the province of South Australia 1877 - 8]. Adelaide : Surveyor General's Office, 1877. Elephant folio (670 mm tall), half-morocco over cloth backed boards (scuffed), gilt lettered title label, lithographed title sheet, plan and 17 double page maps of South Australia, printed in colour (plate 7 …

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    $ 3,850.00 AUD

  • The new counties, hundreds, & district atlas of South Australia and Northern Territory, 1876.

    CARROLL, H. S.

    # 14690

    Together with map of South Australia indicating roads, distances, relative position of counties &c., &c. Showing -- All Boroughs, Post-towns, Villages, Hamlets, Road Boards, Roads, Railways, Rivers, Lakes, Creeks, Mountains, Stations, the Area of County and Station, (the Names, Occupiers, Grazing capabilities and Area of each), the Population of each Town in the Colony, Height of Mountains; Length, Rise, and Fall of Rivers, the quantity of Cereals and Green Crops, Hay, Wine, &c., produced in the different localities, and all the Geographical, Geological, and Physiological matter …

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    $ 2,750.00 AUD

  • Pearson’s Australasian school atlas

    PEARSON, J. W.

    # 14682

    Melbourne : J. W. Pearson, [c 1867]. Second edition. Quarto, original lithographed wrappers, cloth spine, printed preface, double page hemisphere map of the world, eight further maps of the colonies (Australasia; Victoria; New South Wales; South Australia; Queensland; Tasmania; New Zealand and the Routes of the Explorers with an inset map of Western Australia), each lithographed in colour, a very fine copy. The map showing the routes of the explorers includes tracks of Burke & Wills, Babbage, Gregory, Howitt, Eyre, Leichardt (sic), Kennedy, Landsborough, McKinley, Stuart, Sturt, Walker, and …

  • [MELBOURNE] Original pencil drawings of Hampton and Middle Brighton, 1910

    WINBORN, W.G.T.

    # 14671

    Pencil on paper, recto of a leaf removed from a sketchbook, 200 x 250 mm; captioned by the artist, 'View of Hampton' and 'Off Mdl. Brighton', respectively; signed and dated at lower margin 'W.G.T. Winborn 26/12/10'; verso blank; mild foxing at lower left and a few small toning spots, otherwise in very good condition.  A pair of charming, competently drawn vignette sketches depicting two of Melbourne's most popular bayside suburbs, made on a sunny Boxing Day over a century ago.  …

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    $ 330.00 AUD

  • Thelonious Monk & his men in person! First Australian tour.

    [MONK, Thelonious Sphere, 1917-1982]; BONYTHON, Kym, 1920-2011

    # 14745

    At head of title: The Classic Sound in Jazz. Sydney : Playbill Incorporated Pty. Limited, 1965. Souvenir programme, royal quarto, pictorial wrappers, staple bound, [8] pp, illustrated; a fine copy; loosely inserted is a contemporary cutting from an Australian newspaper with a short article on the tour and a photo illustration of Monk wearing a white kangaroo skin hat. A rare publication marking a significant event in the history of music performance in Australia. Unrecorded in Australian collections. Official programme for the eccentric jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk's 1965 …

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    $ 220.00 AUD

  • [SHEET MUSIC; MARCUS CLARKE] Alfred the Great : a dramatic & musical fancy

    CLARKE, Marcus (1846-1881); KEILEY, Henry

    # 14529

    / written and arranged by Marcus Clarke and Henry Keiley. Cover: Academy of Music ... First produced by Joseph Aarons Esqr. Proprietor, 24th of December 1878. Musical Director Mr. Alfred Plumpton. Melbourne : Nicholson &​ Ascherberg, [1879?]. Folio, original wrappers (detached) lithographed by Troedel & Co.; lower wrapper and inside wrappers with advertisements; pp 1-12 (libretto), 1-20 (music notation for a series of songs from the production), [2 advertisements]; first page with lithographed view of the interior of the Academy of Music, Melbourne; contents very clean. Marcus Clarke, …

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    $ 275.00 AUD

  • Week-ends are wasted without a KODAK

    EASTMAN KODAK (AUSTRALIA)

    # 14736

    [Australia : Eastman Kodak, c. 1925]. Photo wallet, 145 x 87 mm, folding; printed in black on buff card, with illustrated covers; contains half a dozen original celluloid negatives in the inner pocket; rear cover with printed label of the commercial agent R.G.C. Allen, Spring Hill [Brisbane]; in good condition. A most attractive piece of Australian photographic and social history. …

  • Happy Valley : a novel

    WHITE, Patrick (1912 - 1990)

    # 14587

    London : George C. Harrap, 1939. First edition. Octavo, original blue-lettered tan cloth in full dust jacket (slightly soiled, a few creases and small areas of loss to the corners), bookseller's label to front free endpaper, some slight offsetting to endpapers and adjoining leaves, light scattered foxing.  Happy Valley, the first novel by arguably Australia's greatest author, was published in London in 1939 when White was just 26 years old. The 3000 copies printed sold out within a month, and the novel was widely praised by critics in New York, London and Australia. It won the …

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    $ 5,500.00 AUD

  • An official guide to Eastern Asia. Trans-continental connections between Europe and Asia.

    # 14666

    Vol. I : Chōsen & Manchuria Siberia (1920); Vol. II : South-Western Japan (1914); Vol. III : North-Eastern Japan (1914); Vol. IV : China (1915); Vol. V : East Indies including Phillippine Islands, French Indo-China, Siam, Malay Peninsula, and Dutch East Indies (1920). Tokyo : Department of Railways, 1914 - 1920. Five volumes, duodecimo, gilt-lettered cloth (a few marks to spines else a bright set), top edges gilt, each volume in the original card slipcase with title labels, the fifth volume with original printed dustjacket loosely enclosed. Vol. I pp. cviii; 338; Vol. II pp. cciv; 370; …

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    $ 2,250.00 AUD

  • Peking North China South Manchuria and Korea. With maps, plans and illustrations.

    [THOMAS COOK & SON]

    # 14662

    Cover title: Cook's Guide to Peking, North China, South Manchuria, Korea. Shanghai : Thomas Cook & Son, 1924. Fifth edition. Octavo, publisher's printed green cloth (slightly marked), front pastedown with original owner's inscription in pencil (Shanghai travels), 143 pp + advertisements (mild foxing to outer leaves), includes index, 3 folding maps: Railway and steamship connections in North China, Chosen and Japan; map of Keijyo (Seoul); map of Peking. A good copy. Four copies of this edition are recorded in Australian collections (Griffith University Library; Monash University …

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    $ 300.00 AUD

  • Wah-hah and the lemon-yellow crest

    OPPEN, Monica

    # 14310

    Sydney : Ant Press, 1988. Elephant folio, original cloth boards with colour etching inlaid to front panel, slipcase, colophon, pp. [30], bound French-fold, each page being a very large full page etching with hand colouring. Edition limited to 10 copies each containing 29 etchings. 'This book was written with a love for the natural environment and I hope that those who read it, will come to appreciate the natural environment and its many inhabitants much more and be shocked that we are losing it to human thoughtlessness and greed' - artist's statement. A rare an exquisite work by …

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    $ 6,600.00 AUD

  • Phar Lap : world’s greatest race horse : the breaker of records

    SPINTY, Jack

    # 14523

    Cover title: The record breaker : Phar Lap : greatest of all race horses. Sydney : New Century Press, 1932. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (a tiny amount of silverfishing), staple bound, pp 63, illustrated; a very good copy.  The author states on page 7 that 'this booklet goes to press within a few days of the death of Phar Lap.'  Scarce.  Copies are recorded in only three Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of Victoria; Museum Victoria).  …

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    Reserved

  • Australian book-plates and book-plates of interest to Australia

    BARNETT, P. Neville

    # 14617

    Sydney : privately printed [Beacon Press], 1950. The standard edition, liimited to 200 copies signed by the author. Quarto, papered boards in dust jacket, previously owners bookplates on endpapers, 280 pp, extensively illustrated with bookplates, some of which are original graphics tipped-in, very good copy of this magnificent showcase of Australian bookplates. Artists include Norman Lindsay, Adrian Feint, Alan Jordan, G. D. Perrottet, Lionel Lindsay, et al. …

  • [COMPUTING] Interest compleated : in three parts ...

    HEWITT, John

    # 14636

    Viz. 1st. 48 tables for simple interest, ye principal, from 1 penny, to 100,000, pounds ye time, for 365 days, 11 months, & 50 years, at 3, 4, 5, & 6 p[er] cent. : 2d. 4 tables, of brokerage, or commission, ye stock, or value of goods sold, from 1 pound, to 100,000, pounds, at 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1, 1 1/4, 1 1/2, 1 3/4, 2, 2 1/4, 2 1/2, 2 3/4, 3, 3 1/4, 3 1/2, 3 3/4, 4, 4 1/4, 4 1/2, 4 3/4 to 5 £ per cent. : 3d. A table of time, for ye speedy finding ye number of days, between any two days in ye year. All calculated & examined by John Hewitt, Gent. London : Printed, for A. …

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    $ 1,250.00 AUD

  • The gold colonies of Australia, and gold seeker’s manual. A new edition

    EARP, G. Butler

    # 14663

    With illustrations of the implements required in the search for the gold ore, as well as the progress of the gold mining to the latest period, and ample notices of Australian gold geology and mineralogy; with the chemical and metallurgical treatment of gold ore. London : George Routledge & Co., 1853. Fortieth thousand. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (worn), inscription to pastedown, pp. viii; folding map; 247, line illustrations. Includes detail on Melbourne and Geelong. A practical guide to earning one's fortunes on the fold fields. It appears the original owner thought he might strike it …

  • A visit to Australia and its gold regions

    # 14664

    London : Society for promoting Christian knowledge, 1856. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (browned), inscriptions to endpapers, folding map printed in colour, pp. 202, [4 - catalogue], illustrated.  …

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    $ 250.00 AUD

  • Lawrence and the Arabs

    GRAVES, Robert

    # 14655

    Illustrations edited by Eric Kennington. Maps by Herry Perry. London : Jonathan Cape, 1927. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, pp. 454; photographic illustrations, colour map. Pencil inscription to front free endpaper 'The property of A. H. Spencer Hill of Content Bookshop 86 Bourke St East Melbourne' with Spencer's bookseller's label.  …

  • Seven pillars of wisdom : a triumph

    LAWRENCE, T. E.

    # 14656

    London : Jonathan Cape, 1935. First trade edition. Quarto, gilt-illustrated cloth (flecked, spine a little sunned), printed dustjacket (price clipped, a few short tears with paper reinforcements verso), pp. 672; numerous plates and folding maps, a very good copy.  …

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    $ 650.00 AUD

  • [JAPAN] Historische Beschryving der Reizen, of Nieuwe en volkome Verzameling van de aller-waardigste

    PREVOST, abbé (1697-1763); KAEMPFER, Engelbert (1651-1716)

    # 14677

    en zeldsaamste Zee- en Landtogten ter ontdekkinge en naspeuringe gedaan ... in Europa, Azia, Afrika, en Amerika ... Te Amsterdam : J. Roman, G. de Groot, J. Loveringh, G. Tielenburg, S. van Esveldt, en P. Schouten, 1758. Volume 17 (of 21) of the Dutch edition of abbé Prévost's Histoire générale des voyages. Quarto, contemporary quarter calf over papered boards (heavily rubbed), spine with raised bands, gilt decoration and title label lettered in gilt; title page in red and black (mild crease at fore-edge); pp [vi], 319, [1 binder's instructions]; with 16 …

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    $ 2,000.00 AUD

  • Reize rondsom de werreld, gedaan in de Jaaren 1740 tot 1744,

    ANSON, George, Baron (1696-1762); WALTER, Richard

    # 14676

    door den heere George Anson, opperbevelhebber over een esquader Engelsche schepen op een expeditie naar de Zuidzee : opgesteld uit de papieren en bescheiden van den hoog ed. George, Lord Anson zelven, en onder zyn Opzigt uitgegeven door Richard Walter, M .A., Kapellaan, gedurende die expeditie, van 't schip den Centurion. Opgehelderd met zeer veele plaaten en kaarten. Uit het Engelsch vertaald. Te Leiden en Amsterdam : Johannes Le Mair, Stephanus Jacobus Baalde, Cornelis van Hoogeveen, Junior, 1765. Third Dutch edition. Quarto, contemporary vellum over boards; original endpapers; half title …

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    USD 2,400

  • Peregian Codex

    [GLEESON]. KLEPAC, Lou.

    # 14686

    Sydney: The Beagle Press, 2008. Oblong quarto, orange cloth in matching slipcase, 96 pp., fully illustrated with Gleeson’s vivid surreal imagery. The deluxe edition, limited to 100 copies with a limitation slip signed by the artist, and an original aquatint etching loosely enclosed. The first 50 copies of this edition contain the aquatint Surge 2007 while the second 50 copies contain the work Storm Rods 2007. This example has the etching Surge. The Peregian Codex features the drawings that James Gleeson made while on holiday at Peregian Beach, Queensland, from December 1982 to January …

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    $ 1,100.00 AUD

  • Jeffrey Smart (deluxe edition)

    [SMART]. PEARCE, Barry.

    # 14685

    Sydney : The Beagle Press, 2005. Quarto, gilt-lettered red cloth in slipcase, 256 pp, extensively illustrated. The de-luxe edition, limited to 35 copies only, signed by Smart and numbered on the title page, with a limitation statement from the publisher and original signed lithograph. The lithograph, titled 'Come in, Spinner', is similarly limited to 35 copies, signed and numbered by the artist. Rare. …

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    $ 5,500.00 AUD

  • [MAPS] Olympic Guide : XVIth Olympiad, Melbourne 1956

    VACUUM OIL CO. PTY. LTD

    # 14613

    [Melbourne] : Vacuum Oil Co. Pty. Ltd., [1956]. "With the compliments of the Vacuum Oil Co. Pty. Ltd. and your Mobilgas Dealer". Single sheet,, 702 x 488 mm, folding to 235 x 100 mm, printed on both sides and featuring two large colour maps of The City of Melbourne and Melbourne & Suburbs, as well as an ancillary map of Victoria; several panels of text including a schedule of Olympic events; in fine condition.  Copies are held in the State Library of Victoria and the National Museum of Australia. …

  • Modern Chinese documents selected by M. H. v. d. Valk

    v[an] d[er] Valk, M[arius] H[endrikus] (1908 - 1978)

    # 14602

    [S.l. : s.n., c. 1948]. Oblong folio, half-cloth over papered boards, pp. 12; [45], Chinese legal documents roneo printed in English and Mandarin. Rare privately printed work by the Dutch sinologist.  …

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    $ 175.00 AUD

  • Halfway to anywhere

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    # 14483

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1947. Octavo, boards in dust jacket, pp 227, with numerous Lindsay illustrations. A comical novel by Norman Lindsay with his illustrations bringing life to the story and characters. …

  • The cousin from Fiji

    LINDSAY, Norman

    # 14491

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1945. Octavo, boards in dust jacket (foxed and chipped at corners and with loss along spine), pp 261. Scarce in the dust jacket.  …

  • Not slaves, not citizens : Condition of the Australian Aborigines in the Northern Territory

    NICHOLLS, Yvonne

    # 14265

    Melbourne : Australian Council for Civil Liberties, 1952. Octavo, printed wrappers, staple bound, 36 pp, a fine copy. "Survey of the conditions of the Northern Territory natives with an analysis of some important sections of the Aboriginal Ordinance; census of natives on missions, settlements, etc.; employment." …

  • Tiwi pottery Bathurst Island : an exhibition of Tiwi pottery from Bathurst Island

    # 14267

    Sydney : Aboriginal Arts Board, 1980. Small oblong quarto, pictorial laminated card covers, [20] pp, profusely illustrated; a fine copy.  Catalogue of an exhibition held at The Potters' Gallery, Darlinghurst, in March 1980. …

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    $ 35.00 AUD

  • The shape of the dreaming : the cultural significance of Victoria River rock art

    LEWIS, Darrell; ROSE, Deborah Bird

    # 14266

    Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press, 1988. Series: AIATSIS report series 1030-6544. Quarto, pictorial stiff wrappers (mild corner creasing), 79 pp, illustrated; includes bibliography.  …

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    $ 30.00 AUD

  • Dreaming their way. Australian Aboriginal women painters

    # 14744

    Washington : National Museum of Women in the Arts, 2006. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 160, illustrated. Includes work from Central Australia, Arnhem Land, Kimberley and Northwest and Southwest regions.  …

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    $ 60.00 AUD

  • Constitution of the Commonwealth : proposals for amendment : the gateway to decentralisation.

    McNAMARA, Daniel Lawrence

    # 14642

    An historic review. Melbourne : Australian Labor Party (Victorian Executive), Trades Hall, [1939]. Tall octavo, original purple pebbled cloth boards lettered in gilt *spine and top edges sunned), inscribed by the author on the title page 'With compliments, DL. McNamara, 1.6.44'; pp 75, photographic illustrations, map; a very good inscribed copy.  …

  • So this was the spot : (signed copy)

    McCULLOCH, Alan 1907-1992

    # 14339

    being several simple centenary reflections reflected in words and pictures. Foreword by Harold Herbert. [Melbourne] : s.n. [A. McCulloch?], 1934.  Quarto, original pictorial card covers, staple bound, [14] pp of satirical cartoons on Victoria's centenary; a fine copy. Presentation copy from the author to Peter Perry, long time director of the Castlemaine Art Gallery, inscribed by him on the dedication page.  …

  • Chart of New Holland with adjacent countries and new discover’d islands 1787

    # 14678

    [London : John Stockdale, 1787]. Copperplate engraved map, 158 x 260 mm (image), old folds as issued, insert map of Botany Bay. Originally published in the Universal Magazine in the same year the First Fleet departed for Botany Bay.  …

  • Geography of the Pacific Ocean.

    ADAMS, James.

    # 14749

    ... With maps and illustrations. London and Glasgow : William Collins, Sons, & Company, 1877. Series: Collins' School Series. Small octavo (170 x 115 mm), original embossed green cloth boards (rubbed), pp 47, with 2 double page colour maps of Oceania and Pacific Ocean currents (the latter with some silverfish loss at the lower margin), full page colour maps of the Fiji Islands and the Hawaiian Islands, full page black and white map of the Santa Cruz group, and several lithographic illustrations in the text (view of Tahiti; breadfruit; nutmeg tree, etc.); the text includes brief …

  • Ceremony of laying the first stone of the collegiate school of St. Peter’s, Adelaide,

    Church of England. Diocese of Adelaide.

    # 14673

    by the Lord Bishop of Adelaide, on Thursday, May 24, 1849 ... Adelaide : Printed by George Dehane, King William Street, 1849. Quarto, printed wrappers, 6 pp, mild vertical fold line and some corner creasing; ex Webster Collection, with small red stamp and manuscript collection number (2657) to last page; a good copy.  Ferguson, 5160. Copies are recorded in three Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of South Australia; State Library of Victoria) …

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    $ 400.00 AUD

  • Gamle Ny-Zeeland

    MONRAD, Ditlev Gothard, Bishop of Lolland and Falster (1811-1887)

    # 10438

    [=Old New Zealand]. Kjøbenhavn : C.A. Reitzel, 1870. First Danish edition. Duodecimo, original cloth-backed papered boards (rubbed), upper board with nineteenth century Danish school library's ownership inscription, mild foxing to paste-downs outer leaves, 66 pp, contents clean and sound, a good copy. Text in Danish. Rare. Politician and religious authority Ditlev Gothard Monrad lived in New Zealand between 1864 and 1869, where he settled in Palmerston North and played an important role in promoting Scandinavian emigration to the colony. Gamle Ny-Zeeland is a fictional account …

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    $ 440.00 AUD

  • Prædikener paa alle Søn- og Helligdage i Aaret, samt i Fasten

    MONRAD, Ditlev Gothard, Bishop of Lolland and Falster (1811-1887)

    # 10437

    [=Sermons for all Sundays and Holy days in the year, including Feast days]. Kjøbenhavn : Forlagt af den Gyldendalske Boghandel (F. Hegel), Thieles Bogtrykkeri, 1874. Second edition. Octavo, contemporary half leather over black cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt, hinges weakened, frontispiece portrait of Monrad, 544 pp, contents clean and sound, a good copy. Text in Danish. Politician and religious authority Ditlev Gothard Monrad lived in New Zealand between 1864 and 1869, where he settled in Palmerston North and played an important role in promoting Scandinavian emigration to the …

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    $ 150.00 AUD

  • Den første Kamp om den apostolske Troesbekjendelses Oprindelse.

    MONRAD, Ditlev Gothard, Bishop of Lolland and Falster (1811-1887); [LAURENTIUS VALLA]

    # 10436

    / Laurentius Valla - Konciliet i Florens. [=The first dispute over the origin of the Apostles' Creed. Laurentius Valla - The Council of Florence]. Kjøbenhavn : C.A. Reitzel, 1875. First edition. Octavo, contemporary half leather over marbled papered boards, spine lettered in gilt, frontispiece portrait of Laurentius Valla, pp 268, 73, mild water stain to top edge, not affecting contents which are clean and sound, a good copy. Text in Danish. Politician and religious authority Ditlev Gothard Monrad's translation of and commentary on Valla's fifteenth century religious work. …

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    $ 125.00 AUD

  • [SEMITIC LANGUAGES] De formis quiescentibus linguarum semiticarum commentationis pars prior

    MONRAD, Ditlev Gothard, Bishop of Lolland and Falster (1811-1887); BECK, A.F.

    # 10292

    ... Resp. F. Beck .... [= Concerning the passive forms in Semitic languages]. Hauniæ [Copenhagen] : Typis excudit Fabritius de Tengnagel, 1838. Octavo, modern black leather binding, 171 pp, scattered foxing. Text in Latin. Politician and religious authority Ditlev Gothard Monrad's dissertation on comparative Semitic linguistics, presented for the degree of Magistergraden. Monrad lived in New Zealand between 1864 and 1869, where he settled in Palmerston North and played an important role in promoting Scandinavian emigration to the colony.  Unrecorded in New Zealand …

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    $ 100.00 AUD

  • Photographic portrait of an adolescent girl with light auburn hair, West Maitland, circa 1875

    CURTIS, A.

    # 14737

    Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 103 x 60 mm, recto of mount imprinted at bottom margin 'A. Curtis, Late E. Hart, West Maitland'; verso with period inscription in pencil 'C. Match Melbourne v. Syd. Melb. won by 25 runs'; the albumen print is a little pale and has some mild toning; the mount is clean. Curtis was the successor to Elijah Hart, perhaps the most important pioneer photographer in the Lower Hunter Valley region. This lovely vignetted and tinted photograph of a very photogenic subject amply demonstrates Curtis' talent and eye for …

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    $ 35.00 AUD

  • Cemetery Lodge, Melbourne, Victoria.

    HAIGH, Edward

    # 14734

    [1861-62]. Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each image approximately 73 x 73 mm, flat yellow mount 83 x 165 mm, verso with original printed label '51. Cemetery Lodge, Melbourne, Victoria. Ed. Haigh, Photo.'; the right hand stereoscopic print has some staining in the sky area, and the left hand print has a small ink mark at left edge; the mount is in good condition. A very early view of the Melbourne General Cemetery, showing a gentleman in a tall stovepipe hat standing beside the Gate House. Situated in Carlton North, the Cemetery was opened on 1 June 1853. It quickly replaced the …

  • Rio Vista. Residence of Mr. Chaffey, Mildura.

    Photographer unknown.

    # 14733

    [Circa 1914]. Gelatin silver print photograph with hand tinting, printed on postcard stock, 88 x 140 mm; postally used from Williamstown (Melbourne) to South Africa; the message verso is dated June 14 1914 and reads: 'This picture represents the residence of one of the founders of the Mildura settlement (founded in 1887 by two brothers (Chaffey Bros.) from America, formerly a sheep & cattle station but now for miles planted with oranges, lemons, grapes, apricots and many other fruits, also vegetables & palms grow well, thanks to irrigation. The soil is sandy; it is 351 miles from …

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    $ 30.00 AUD