Scrapbook of newspaper cuttings relating to Melbourne and regional Victoria, compiled in 1938.
Notebook with limp black roan covers, original dimensions 230 x 170 x 20 mm;  pp, with the pasted-in newspaper cuttings on every page expanding the dimensions to 230 x 220 x 110 mm; binding still holding firm, contents with an expected amount of browning and a minimal amount of…
Aboriginal art of the Western Desert (signed copy)
Melbourne : Rigby, 1979. First edition. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket (spine lightly sunned), pp. 71, illustrated. A very good copy. Signed and inscribed on the title page ‘Best wishes to Jack Birney, Geoff Bardon 16/5/80’. The first edition of the first book on the Papunya Tula art movement. Includes…
An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales :
With Remarks on the Dispositions, Customs, Manners, &c. of the Native Inhabitants of that Country. [Together with] An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales from its first Settlement, in January 1788, to August 1801: with Remarks on the Dispositions, Customs, Manners, &c. of the Native Inhabitants of…
A Peep down the Melbourne Telescope.
[Title from printed caption in negative]. Circa 1870. Stereoscopic silver albumen print photographs, each individual image 68 x 72 mm, on yellow board mount 83 x 166 mm, with the publisher’s serial number and caption in the negative at far right edge ‘685. A Peep down the Melbourne Telescope’, recto…
Jeffrey Smart. Paintings and studies 1993 – 1998 (signed copy)
Sydney : Australian Galleries, 1998. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (lightly marked), pp. 24, illustrated. Price list and invitation card enclosed. Signed by Jeffrey Smart on the upper panel.
Davide Sorrenti Polaroids
London : IDEA Books, 2020. Octavo, buckram spine, paperd flushcut boards, photograph insert, pp. 160, photobook. As new copy, still sealed in shrinkwrap. Printed in an edition of 1000 copies. Designed and edited by Francesca Sorrenti. ‘Davide Sorrenti Polaroids. A book of instantly unforgettable Polaroid photographs taken by Davide Sorrenti…
A Comment. October 1942. No. 13
Malvern East, Vic. : A Comment Publication, 1942. Royal octavo, self buff wrappers with linocut image by Irvine Green, staple bound, pp. , printed in black ink on buff paper, illustrations; including a tipped-in surrealist work by James Gleeson, includes text contributions by Brian Crozier, Geoffrey Dutton, James Gleeson, Elizabeth…
The first published image of the Thylacine and Tasmanian Devil
Didelphis ursina [and] Didelphis cynocephala. London : Transactions of the Linnean Society, 1808. Engraving, plate 19, page 174 from the Transactions, 205 x 155 mm (plate line), signed in image lower left, a fine example. The first published image of the Thyacine and Tasmanian Devil. ‘The first European illustration of…
London to Ladysmith via Pretoria
London : Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900. First edition. Octavo, illustrated cloth (a few stains, edges a little rubbed, slightly canted), frontispiece folding map printed in colour (short tear with tape repair to joint, slight misfold), pp. xiv; 498; ; 32, four plans (one folding), one quire very slightly sprung,…
The Penguin Private Eye
Melbourne : Penguin, 1965. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (reproducing a photograph by Lewis Morley), a little tanned and slightly creased, unpaginated, cartoons and humorous text. Excerpts from the satirical British news and current affairs magazine, illustrations by Ralph Steadman and others.
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