Fine Art

  • # 22355

    Anon.

    An illustrated Chinese medical manuscript in a Japanese binding of the late Edo period.

    [First half of the 19th century]. Manuscript in a Japanese kari toji (temporary) binding with plain wrappers, 260 x 185 mm, [40] leaves, with 70 full page hand painted illustrations depicting both Chinese and westerners suffering from a wide range of medical conditions, including smallpox, carcinomas and tumors, gangrene, renal disease, and haemoptysis, with accompanying …

  • # 22466

    [POSTER] Dot and circle

    : a retrospective survey of the Aboriginal acrylic paintings of Central Australia. RMIT Gallery [Melbourne], 16th April-3rd May 1985 : a loan exhibition from the Flinders University, South Australia. Screenprint process, printed in colour, from multiple stencils; sheet 760 x 550 mm. Rare. According to the exhibition curator, Jenny Zimmer, approximately 20 copies were printed.

  • # 22465

    GRAHAM-STEWART, Michael; McWHANNELL, Francis; DICKSON, Jonathan

    Bitter fruit : Australian photographs to 1963

    Melbourne : Michael Graham-Stewart, 2017. Quarto (285 x 230 mm), cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket, 280 pp, illustrated in colour throughout with hundreds of photographs documenting the collision of Indigenous Australian and European cultures; the photographs, ranging in date from the 1850s to the 1960s and taken in every region of Australia, represent some …

  • # 22408

    Charles TROEDEL, publisher.

    The Melbourne album. Containing a series of views of Melbourne & country districts.

    Respectfully dedicated to, and patronized by His Excellency Sir Charles Darling, K.C.B.. by the lithographer and publisher, Charles Troedel. 73, Collins St. E. Melbourne. Melbourne : Charles Troedel, circa 1864. Oblong folio, 412 x 535 mm, publisher’s half red roan over gilt-lettered green cloth (edges rubbed, spine split), front free endpaper creased with edge loss, …

  • # 22452

    GELLERT, Leon (1892-1977); LINDSAY, Norman (1876-1969)

    The Isle of San

    A phantasy by Leon Gellert with five original etchings by Norman Lindsay. Sydney : Art in Australia, 1919. Folio, quarter-vellum over green cloth, pp. 139 with initials printed in red, frontispiece portrait after an etching by Lindsay, five original large etchings with lettered tissue-guards by Norman Lindsay, each etching signed in full in pencil, occasional …

  • # 22395

    [MARCHAND, Aimé]; EVENING NEWS, SANDHURST (BENDIGO)

    [WESTERN DISTRICT] Photographs of The Burns Boys, and the Bark Mill machinery, by which they lost their arms, at Portland.

    [1874]. Two albumen print photographs, carte de visite format, 104 x 62 mm (mounts); one is a studio portrait of the two Burns brothers showing their amputated arms, the negative with caption in manuscript ‘A.M. Copyright Registered’, verso with printed title in various fonts ‘Photographs of The Burns Boys, and the Bark Mill machinery, by which …

  • # 22249

    LINDT, J.W. (John William) (1845-1926)

    Clarence River man holding didjeridu.

    [Circa 1873]. Albumen print photograph, 200 x 150 mm, manuscript sequence number ‘4’ in negative lower right; a strong print with good tonal range, small flaw in the negative upper right, but in fine condition; mounted and framed. One of the famous series of tableau portraits of Clarence Valley Aboriginal people taken by German-born photographer …

  • # 22385

    Photographer unknown.

    [GOLD MINING] Photograph album compiled by a globetrotting mining engineer between 1900 and 1910, with his unique panoramic views of the King of the Hills mine in Western Australia, and topographical views in West Africa, Colombia, and the Caucasus, many of them documenting gold mining enterprises.

    Late nineteenth century photograph album, oblong folio (280 x 370 mm), half calf over black crushed morocco ruled in gilt (heavily worn, front board detached), all edges gilt, containing a total of 150+ silver gelatin photographs (and one albumen print) mounted on thick leaves; over 50 of the photographs were taken with a special panoramic …

  • # 22277

    GOULD, John (1804 - 1881)

    Mirafra horsfieldii; Gould (Horsfield’s Mirafra)

    Lithograph with vivid original hand colouring, measures 560 x 375 mm (sheet), titled lower margin, pale foxing. Letterpress sheet of descriptive text included. A plate from The Birds of Australia (London : published by the author, 1840 – 1848), Gould’s great colourplate book. Approximately 250 sets were issued, the full set containing 681 plates, each lithograph strikingly …

  • # 22264

    GOULD, John (1804 - 1881)

    Geoffroyius Timorlaoensis, Meyer. (Tenimber parrot, or Tanimbar red-cheeked parrot)

    Lithograph with vivid original hand colouring, measures 560 x 375 mm (sheet), titled lower margin, Letterpress sheet of descriptive text included. A plate from The Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands (London : published by the author, 1875-1888), Gould’s last great colourplate book, completed after Gould’s death by Dr. R. B. Sharpe. Approximately …

  • # 22262

    GOULD, John (1804 - 1881)

    Casuarius westermanni (Westerman’s cassowary, or Dwarf cassowary)

    Lithograph with vivid original hand colouring, measures 545 x 365 mm (sheet), titled lower margin, Letterpress sheet of descriptive text included. A plate from The Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands (London : published by the author, 1875-1888), Gould’s last great colourplate book, completed after Gould’s death by Dr. R. B. Sharpe. Approximately …

  • # 22276

    GOULD, John (1804 - 1881)

    Parotia lawesi, Ramsay (or Lawe’s Bird of Paradise)

    Lithograph with vivid original hand colouring, measures 560 x 375 mm (sheet), titled lower margin, pale foxing. Letterpress sheet of descriptive text included. Defective, 3 cm of loss to image due to offset abrasion on to letterpress sheet. A plate from The Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands (London : published by the …

  • # 22272

    GOULD, John (1804 - 1881)

    Phonygama purpureoviolacea, Meyer. (Purple-and-violet manucode)

    Lithograph with vivid original hand colouring, measures 560 x 375 mm (sheet), titled lower margin, Letterpress sheet of descriptive text included. A plate from The Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands (London : published by the author, 1875-1888), Gould’s last great colourplate book, completed after Gould’s death by Dr. R. B. Sharpe. Approximately …

  • # 22275

    GOULD, John (1804 - 1881)

    Cracticus rufescens, Devis. (Rufous crow-shrike)

    Lithograph with vivid original hand colouring, measures 560 x 375 mm (sheet), titled lower margin, pale foxing. Letterpress sheet of descriptive text included. Defective, 3 cm of loss to image due to offset abrasion on to letterpress sheet. A plate from The Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands (London : published by the …

  • # 22263

    GOULD, John (1804 - 1881)

    Casuarius bicarunculatus (Two-wattled cassowary, or Southern cassowary)

    Lithograph with vivid original hand colouring, measures 545 x 365 mm (sheet), titled lower margin, Letterpress sheet of descriptive text included. A plate from The Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands (London : published by the author, 1875-1888), Gould’s last great colourplate book, completed after Gould’s death by Dr. R. B. Sharpe. Approximately …

  • # 22274

    GOULD, John (1804 - 1881)

    Rallicula Forbesi, Sharpe. (Forbe’s rail, or Forbes’s forest rail or Forbes’s forest crake)

    Lithograph with vivid original hand colouring, measures 560 x 375 mm (sheet), titled lower margin, Letterpress sheet of descriptive text included. Defective, 3 cm of loss to image due to offset abrasion on to letterpress sheet. A plate from The Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands (London : published by the author, 1875-1888), …