[BOARD GAME] United Nations
[Australia?] : s.n., [1945 or 1946]. Thin card, 285 x 295 mm, folding, front with striking pictorial design incorporating a schematic depiction of bombers attacking Tokyo, rear with ‘Directions for playing “United Nations”‘, fold-out game board featuring a map of Japan marked ‘Tokyo’ at centre, which is the target for…
[BOARD GAME] Sheep-dog trial : an educational game.
[Australia] : E. Charles, . Thin board, 300 x 460 mm, folding, front printed in red, green and black with pictorial design featuring an Australian kelpie and merino sheep, fold-out illustrated game board also printed in red, green and black, with accompanying printed text comprising the rules of the game and a…
Life in the Temple 1937. (Original etching plate)
Norman Lindsay’s original hand-worked copper plate for the etching Life in the Temple, measuring 304 x 355 mm, created in 1937. A couple of small spots of oxidisation and some faint scratches, but uncancelled, and in very good condition. The etching was printed in an edition of 35 copies, and…
This map of Tasmania in 1859
Sir Henry Edward Fox Young, Knight Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, being Governor in Chief and the Honble Francis Smith, Attorney General, being Premier is dedicated to His Excellency and the Parliament by James Sprent, Surveyor General. [Cover title : Map of Tasmania and adjacent islands]. Hobart…
The Barritt-Serviss star and planet finder. Southern Hemisphere
New York : Leon Barritt, 1906. Lithographed celestial map printed on thick boards, pinned with central axis to revolve in a lettered board frame, string and brass pins, printed instructions for viewing the stars and planets in the Southern Hemisphere, a couple of very minor stains but overall very good…
Quattro libri dell’ architettura
Venice : Appresso Domenico de’ Franceschi, 1570 (1768). Folio, contemporary quarter vellum over marbled boards (edges lightly rubbed), gilt-lettered morocco label to spine, bookplate removed from front pastedown, pp. 63; 76; 42; 131, colophon, each of the four books with an engraved title page and introductory leaf, with numerous engraved plates…
Notices of the Indian Archipelago, and adjacent countries;
being a collection of papers relating to Borneo, Celebes, Bali, Java, Sumatra, Nias, the Philippine Islands, Sulu, Siam, Cochin China, Malayan peninsula, &c. Accompanied by an index and six maps. Part first [all published]. Singapore : the author, 1837. Quarto, publisher’s quarter-cloth over papered boards (expertly rebacked), remnants of original paper title…
Sandman, Natural Selection, 2002
Type C digital photograph, 1035 x 1845 mm (image), signed lower right and editioned lower left in an edition of 30, housed in a white timber frame (light marks) with perspex, aluminium backing, outer dimensions 1175 x 1985 mm. Patricia Piccinini’s Sandman series of photographs and objects was first exhibited at…
[WHALING; DUMONT D’URVILLE] Pêche à la baleine dans les mers du sud.
[= Whaling in the South Seas]. Paris : F. Sinnett, Editeur, rue d’Argenteuil, 17 / Imp. Becquet, rue des Noyers, 37, [c.1845]. Lithograph with hand colouring, 340 x 500 mm (sheet 430 x 560 mm), signed ‘Lebreton’ in stone next to anchor, lower right; printed title in lower margin, with ‘No.…
Two autograph letters sent by Lazarist missionaries at Macau to an influential Portuguese noblewoman, the Countess de Redondo, in 1785.
In 1783, at the instigation of Queen Maria I, Portugal introduced a series of measures which were intended to bolster the economic, political, social, cultural and religious situation in its colony at Macau. Among these were the replacement of the fragile military garrison by a company of 150 soldiers from Goa, and…
Hobart Town plate, circa 1822.
[Staffordshire, U.K.] : circa 1822. Slip case earthenware ceramic with transfer print decoration in blue, 23 cm diameter, depicting a view of Hobart Town, Tasmania, titled ‘Hobart Town’ verso within decorative cartouche; hairline cracks expertly restored. The earliest printed image of Australia on a ceramic. The Staffordshire Hobart Town plate is…
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