• # 35843

    LAUDER, Leslie and HOWARD, Mark

    An Introduction to Western Australian colonial furniture

    Photography by Victor France. East Fremantle : Lauder & Howard,1988. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 85, colour photographs, a fine copy. Printed in an edition of 2500 hand-numbered copies. An illustrated guide to mostly jarrah West Australian furniture of the 1830s – 1880s.  

  • # 35746

    CARY, John (c. 1754 - 1835)

    Cary’s pocket globe agreeable to the latest discoveries

    [London : J. & W. Cary, c. 1791]. Terrestrial pocket globe, 3 1/2 inches in diameter, engraved gores over plaster and wooden sphere, two metal pins, housed in the original publisher’s shagreen case, interior map The world as known in Caesar’s time agreeable to D’Anville; and A table of latitudes & longitudes of places not given …

  • # 35544

    TURNER, Anthony

    Mathematical Instruments in the Collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France

    London : Brepols, 2018. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (one corner slightly bumped), pp. 336, illustrated. The primary aim of this catalogue of scientific instruments in the collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France is to make them available, through detailed descriptions and ample photographs, to all who concern themselves with the development of mathematical instrumentation. …

  • # 34653

    PILLISCHER, M. (Moritz) (1819-1893)

    Australian Gold Nuggets.

    [Title from manuscript caption on label]. [Circa 1873]. Microscope slide, 75 x 26 mm, original paper label affixed, imprinted with the name of the maker ‘M. Pillischer, Optician. 88 New Bond Street, London W. Prize Medal 1851, 1855, 1862, 1873’, and with the maker’s caption in ink ‘Australian Gold Nuggets’; the central raised circular section …

  • # 16154

    Weber and Costello Co.

    An 18 inch table globe

    Chicago, Illinois : Weber Costello, [c.1925]. Measuring 18 inches (46cm) in diameter. Terrestrial globe shows the city of Leningrad, changed from Petrograd in 1924, but noticeably lacking the state of Central Australia, which existed between 1927-1931. In bronzed cast iron meridian and stand, with sympathetic facsimile calendrical paper horizon ring, laid on wood. With an …

  • # 18176


    Japanese merchant’s catalogue of Chinese export furniture, with original mounted photographs.

    [Japan] : M. Takamatsu, [c.1910]. Quarto, 250 x 190 mm, bound in Japanese folding accordion style, in the original wooden boards (textile coverings perished), wet stamp of the merchant ‘M. Takamatsu’ to front and rear pastedowns, comprising [38] leaves of thick card with 152 sepia printing-out paper photographs of Chinese export furniture, probably destined for …

  • # 15593

    Maker unknown.

    Fiji before Civilization … Dawn of Civilization … Advance of Civilization … Glorious Result of Civilization

    [Crystal Palace, London : Machinery Department, c.1879]. Cotton handkerchief, 570 x 580 mm, lithograph printed in brown and red; old fold lines and some insignificant toning and spotting; a very well preserved example. These satirical cotton handkerchiefs lampooning the effects of the introduction of Western civilisation into a “primitive” society in the South Seas were printed in colour in the machinery …

  • # 11542


    Souvenir of the coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra

    [s.l. : s.n., 1902]. Commemorative handkerchief for the coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, 320 x 320 mm, white cotton with chromolithographic design featuring portraits of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, flanked by the letters ER, with outline maps of Canada, India, South Africa and Australia at each corner; original folds, a …

  • # 33552

    An 1870s carte de visite album (without photographs)

    [U.K. : s.n., circa 1870]. Large quarto (300 x 230 mm), full brown morocco with ornately gilt boards (edges scuffed, spine faede), lacking brass clasps; silk lining papers, all edges gilt, [25] dougle-sided window mounts of thick board with four “windows” to each side (i.e. the album can house 100 cartes); the first three “windows” …

  • # 32962

    HEPPLEWHITE, George (1727 – 21 June 1786), after

    A rare pair of antique English Hepplewhite mahogany bookcases

    A rare pair of antique English Hepplewhite mahogany bookcases, circa 1780, each measuring 198cm high, 57cm wide, 36cm deep, of unusual slim proportions with flame mahogany drawer fronts, cockbeading and astragal glazed doors with adjustable shelving. Provenance : Windsor Antiques, Melbourne, with original purchase receipt dated 1963  

  • # 21950


    The Standish “No Brake” life size doll

    New York : Elms & Sellon, circa 1910. Sheet of cloth, 715 x 855, printed with the image of a doll in the form of a girl, with two smaller dolls, for cutting, stuffing and sewing to make a play doll, instructions printed in English, German, French and Spanish, old folds, a very good example. …

  • # 28163

    Maker unknown.

    Australian Gold Dust.

    [Title from manuscript label on mount]. [U.K.? : s.n., probably before 1860]. Microscope slide, 76 x 26 mm, maker’s manuscript label to mount; sealed underneath the circular glass (diameter 13 mm) at the centre of the mount is a quantity of specimens of gold dust (unspecified nett weight); the glass has a hairline crack but …

  • # 30262

    HESLOP, Robert

    Copper halfpenny token for Robert Heslop, dealer in natural curiosities, Finsbury Square, London, 1790s.

    London : Robert Heslop, n.d. [c.1795]. Æ halfpenny, diameter 29.7 mm. Obverse: A male contortionist and a monkey. Around the perimeter: CAN YOU DO SO. Reverse: An inscription on six lines THE FIRST SHOP IN LONDON FOR NATURAL CURIOSITYS PAINTINGS COINS COLOURS FOR ARTISTS &c. Around the perimeter: R. HESLOP NO. 86 CHISWELL STREET FINSBURY …

  • # 28440

    Laing’s Planetarium Orrery

    Detroit : Laing Planetarium Co., 1896. Scientific instrument (technically a tellurion or tellurium) measuring 32 cm tall and 55 cm in length when fully extended, comprising a copper-painted wooden sphere representing the sun mounted on a turned maple podium, around which oscillates a black and white painted sphere representing the planet Venus; attached to the …

  • # 27846

    MANNING, James

    Model of the Earth

    London : J. Manning, circa 1860. Miniature globe, 1¾” (45mm) diameter, twelve gores with hand colouring, two axis pins; in the original cylindrical morocco box; the globe and box in fine condition (box label in facsimile). A beautiful miniature globe from the mid nineteenth century. Alaska is still marked as Russian Territory (pre-1867). On the …

  • # 28247

    JOHNSTON, W. & A. K.

    18 inch terrestrial globe

    Edinburgh and London : W. & A. K. Johnston, 1910. Measuring 18 inches (46cm) in diameter, 27 inches (60 cm) tall; engraved coloured gores over plaster base, graduated equator, ecliptic and Greenwich meridian, the oceans with an analemma and ocean currents, nickel meridian ring, engraved calendrical paper horizon ring with zodiac laid on wood, supported on the original …