Type C photograph. 1020 x 1020 cm (image), in a black timber frame with Perspex by Chapman & Bailey. Number 3 from the first printing of the Patterns of connection series of 1991, printed in an unknown edition, the photographs not signed nor numbered, as issued. A second printing was completed…
Victoria Illustrated. Second series, with descriptive letterpress
Melbourne : Sands, Kenny & Co., and Sydney : Sands & Kenny, 1862. Oblong quarto, gilt-lettered cloth with elaborate gilt ornamentation and rules (neatly rebacked), all edges gilt, letterpress title page (tissue repairs to worn edges); engraved title page; 44 steel-engraved plates (including the title page), with accompanying descriptive letterpress…
Wonder map of Melbourne
Melbourne : Wonder Maps of Australia, 1934. Printed map, 720 x 950 mm, old folds as issued, framed. The central panel reads : ‘Centenary Year. Has a population exceeding 1,000,000 and covers an area approximately 10 miles square. The city itself is noted for its ordered planning, wide streets and…
Tintype portrait of a young girl, 1860s.
[Probably USA : photographer unidentified, mid to late 1860s]. Sixth-plate tintype photograph with hand colouring, 66 x 53 mm (sight), in its original ormulu (copper foil) preserver with pressed design (82 x 69 mm), verso with remnants of the original paper-waste backing (suggesting an American origin); the tintype has some…
Jeu instructif des peuples et costumes des quatre parties du monde et des Terres Australes
Paris : Chez Basset … rue St. Jacques … 1815. Copper engraving on thick laid paper, 490 x 650 mm, a game board in the form of a spiral track comprising 63 numbered cartouches with vignette illustrations of inhabitants of all regions of the globe, including representations of the native…
Photographic portrait of champion Anglo-New Zealand-Australian-American bare knuckle boxer Bob Fitzsimmons in a fighting stance, taken in New York in 1893.
Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 162 x 106 mm (mount); the print is embossed at lower left ‘Copyright 1893 Richard K. Fox’; removed from an old frame, the print and mount have suffered some surface loss around the edges, particularly at the bottom margin where Fox’s imprint with his…
Across New Guinea
/ by Ivan Champion. Simplified and abridged by E. P. W. Marriott. Illustrated by Pamela Lindsay ; in association with the South Pacific Commission Literature Bureau. Melbourne : Longmans Green and Co., 1955. First edition. “Bonito series”. Small octavo (182 x 122 mm), publisher’s pictorial wrappers (spine sunned and with a short…
Types principaux des différentes races humaines dans les cinq parties du monde,
modelés sous la direction du Pr. Baer de St. Petersbourg. St. Petersburg : s.n., . Portfolio, 500 x 330 mm, original embossed boards with title to front, original silk ties, inner front board with early collection inscription in German; containing  albumen print photographs,  in format 225 x 165…
Native Gold / Australia.
[Title from etched caption mountl]. [U.K.? : s.n., circa 1860]. Microscope slide, 79 x 25 mm, maker’s diamond-etched caption to mount ‘Native Gold / Australia’; the central raised circular section (diameter 16 mm) contains an “as found” tiny gold specimen in quartz; mount with repaired hairline crack at left hand…
OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul (1888 - 1960)
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LAWRENCE, D. H. (David Herbert) (1885-1930); [SKINNER, M. L. (Mary Louisa) "Mollie" (1876-1955)]; MARTINOV, N. P. (translator)
[WESTERN AUSTRALIA] Джэк в дебрях Австралии / Dzhek v debriakh Avstralii. (First Russian edition of “The Boy in the Bush”)Read more
A specimen leaf printed on the original fifteenth century Gutenberg PressRead more
KOONS, Jeff (1955 - )
Balloon rabbit (red); balloon swan (yellow); balloon monkey (blue)Read more
WHITELEY, Brett (1939 - 1992)
Poem for a lover, 1988Read more
PRESTON, Margaret (1875 - 1963)
Dahlia and SunflowerRead more
[COBURN]. KLEPAC, Lou.
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BATTARBEE, Rex 1893-1973