Photograph Albums

  • # 15836

    RIEMER, Gustav Adolph, 1842-1899

    Tagebuchs-Auszug betreffend die Reise S.M.S. “Hertha” nach Ost-Asien und den Sudsee-Inseln, 1874-1877.

    A great photographic rarity, Gustav Riemer’s self-published album of original photographs from the voyage of the SMS Hertha to the Far East, the Pacific and Australia includes many important ethnographic images, among them a series of portraits of Aboriginal groups taken at King George Sound, Western Australia in 1877. Teplitz : G. Riemer, 1878. Folio, original embossed …

  • # 15714

    [SCOTT, Robert Falcon, 1868-1912]

    An album of photographs documenting Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova expedition, 1910-1913; [together with] A manuscript plan of the Discovery, and two letters of Scott relating to the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04.

    1. A rare photographic chronicle of the most celebrated expedition in the history of polar exploration, Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, officially known as the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913. Album of press photographs by various English and New Zealand agencies, 1910-1913. Small folio (310 x 220 mm), original green cloth boards (rubbed and …

  • # 15803

    LEE, Laurence

    Archive of private photographs taken by an Australian soldier on the Western Front in 1918

    A significant unofficial photographic record of the Western Front in 1918, taken with a private camera by a young Australian soldier from Perth; a total of 267 photographs contained in four albums. Private Laurence Lee, 7994, 16th Battalion, 27th Reinforcement, A.I.F., a labourer from Western Australia, enlisted at Perth on 29 August 1917, at the age of 19. His …

  • # 15940

    [MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY; ARGENTINA] Agar Cross & Co., Buenos Aires : a photographic archive, c 1912

    A group of twenty-one large format bromide print photographs (230 x 150 mm), all unmounted (some minor edge tears and curling, but overall good condition), showing the premises of the major Argentinian manufacturing import enterprise, Agar Cross & Co. Ltd, Buenos Aires, c 1912. Photographer unknown. Most of the photographs bear a typed caption verso. …

  • # 14315

    JACKSON, John, and various unidentified photographers.

    Photograph album of Shanghai, 1897-1899

    Oblong quarto (240 x 340 mm), in defective original binding of gilt ruled half morocco over pebbled cloth, now lacking the upper board and spine, containing 97 photographs laid down recto and verso of 22 leaves of thick card; recto of first leaf with ownership inscription of ‘John Jackson / Shanghai 1897’; the photographs comprise …

  • # 13599


    [LEPORELLO ALBUM] Album of Melbourne. Melbourne Exhibition.

    [Cover title]. [Germany] : s.n., [1888]. Large oblong octavo, original cloth-backed maroon buckram boards, gilt (lightly rubbed), containing concertina foldout with [16] panels of leporello views of Melbourne, including a tri-panel panorama of the city; the Exhibition Building (3); General Post Office; Melbourne Town Hall; The Treasury; Royal Mint; Houses of Parliament; Law Court; Public Library; …

  • # 4923


    [ABORIGINES] Ethnological photographic gallery of the various races of men.

    Cover title: Races of mankind. London : Trübner & Co., [1876]. First English edition. Oblong folio, green embossed cloth, upper board with gilt lettering (boards with a little discoloration), silk endpapers, all edges gilt, title page followed by 167 albumen print photographs mounted recto and verso of 12 leaves of card, each page with printed frames …

  • # 13490

    Sydney views album

    Oblong octavo, gilt-lettered embossed cloth (marked), leporello view album, concertina style, with 12 panels of photographic images of Sydney, including Circular Quai; Jewish Synagogue; Government House; St. Andrew's Cathedral; Botanic Gardens; Town Hall, The Museum, The University, Zig-Zag Railway, Blue Mountains. 

  • # 12879

    Views of Western Australia’s cities of gold

    Kalgoorlie, W.A. : E. S. Wigg &​ Son, [1918]. Oblong quarto, publisher's printed wrappers (lower edge discoloured, some small tears), original cord ties, [23] pp, illustrated with half-tone photographic views of Kalgoorlie and Boulder, a very good copy. Four copies are recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; …

  • # 12816

    TANAKA, Ryozo, ed.

    The “Sino-Japanese Disturbances” souvenir album. Shanghai. 1932

    [Tokyo: Shomi-do, 1932]. Oblong quarto, silk-bound boards with ribbon binding, unpaginated, title page, two maps printed in colour, 48 leaves of photographic plates interlined with tissue, colophon, a fine copy in the original lettered cardboard box. Scarce in this condition.

  • # 12786

    SPEER, D.

    48 views of the Concentration Camp, Berrima, New South Wales, Australia, 1914-1919.

    Sydney : Epworth Press, [c.1919]. First (and only) edition. Oblong octavo, publisher's printed grey wrappers. 48 pp, all half tone black and white photographic plates, internally clean and sound. Scarce. These photographs of the Berrima Internment Camp were taken by D. Speer, a Bowral photographer. Among the images are numerous shots of the internees on …

  • # 11959

    ILES, A.J. (Arthur James), 1870-1943

    Views and Maori studies of Rotorua, New Zealand’s wonderland

    Rotorua, N.Z. : A.J. Iles, photographer, [c.195]. Oblong quarto, original brown card covers, front with lettering in white and pictorial onlay of children performing the “haka for a penny” (contemporary inscription at top corner), original ties, containing [12] leaves, the recto of each with a sepia tone permanent carbonette process photographic print tipped-in, a fine, …

  • # 11954

    Album of New Zealand views

    Wellington, N.Z. : S. & W. Mackay, (Triad Office), n.d. [c.1900]. Oblong octavo, original decorative stiff wrappers and ties, [35] leaves with photographic illustrations printed recto only, including one folding panorama of Wellington, a near fine copy.  The views are from all parts of both the North and South Island and include Christchurch, Napier, Whanganui …

  • # 11350

    [FRANCOIS, Philippe, 1859-1908] CAIRE, Nicholas; BAYLISS, Charles; KERRY, Charles

    [PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM] Australie. Ph. François 1888

    Nineteenth century photograph album, oblong folio (270 x 380 mm), original half dark green morocco over green pebbled cloth, the upper board lettered in gilt Australie. Ph. François 1888 and both boards with double gilt rule, spine with raised bands and gilt ornament, marbled endpapers, with [51] albumen print photographs by various Australian commercial photographers …

  • # 11365


    Pictorial souvenir of Launceston (Tasmania) and surrounding tourist resorts,

    containing fifty artistic and up-to-date views by Spurlings Pty. Ltd. Launceston. Cover: … fifty-one artistic views. Launceston : Spurlings Pty. Ltd., [c.1925]. Oblong quarto, publisher's stiff pictorial wrappers (small amount of silverfishing to lower wrapper), [32] pp, all half tone photographic plates, contents exceptionally clean.

  • # 11364


    Tasmania illustrated : a complete pictorial record containing 122 views

    of all parts of the Garden Isle. / plates engraved, printed and bound at “The Examiner” and “Weekly Courier” offices ; photographs by Spurlings Pty. Ltd. Launceston : Spurlings, [c.1920]. Oblong folio (310 x 500 mm), original cloth backed pictorial stiff wrappers printed in gold, black and cream, staple bound, [48] pp, all half tone photographic …

  • # 11018

    CLIFFORD, Samuel (1827-1890)

    [PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM] Tasmanian scenes.

    [Hobart : Samuel Clifford, circa 1873]. Quarto (300 x 245 mm), original tan coloured cloth with gilt stamped title and decoration to front board (rubbed, upper corners worn, spine softened at head and tail), front free-endpaper with contemporary inscription in brown ink S. Clifford Photo., containing 24 albumen print photographs (format 105 x 180 mm) laid …

  • # 11222

    [BRUCE, W.S., et al]

    Life in the Antarctic : sixty photographs by members of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

    Series: Gowans's Nature Books no. 10. London : Gowans & Gray. 1907. Duodecimo, original plain wrappers in pictorial parchment dust jacket (heavily browned, as usual), pp [8 advertisements], 67, [5 advertisements], with black and white photographic illustrations; foxing to preliminaries and rear endpaper, otherwise contents clean and sound. Spence 202; Rosove 53.A1. Copies are recorded …

  • # 10999

    Photographer unknown.

    Photograph album with views of Canberra, circa 1927

    Art Deco style large quarto album, original brown cloth boards, upper board with decorative device and title Photographs in gilt, contemporary manuscript paper title label to spine New Zealand, s.s. Taiping, Canberra, containing [97] window-mounted (i.e. removable) sepia carbon print photographs on card, in uniform format 120 x 165 mm, including views of Canberra (10), New …

  • # 10795


    Auckland : 51 artistic views, 2 panorama of water front and harbour.

    Auckland, N.Z. : Frank Duncan & Co., [c.1918]. Small oblong quarto, publisher's stiff wrappers lettered in gilt, original silk ties, [12] pp of half tone photographic plates and one folding leaf with triple panel panoramas recto and verso, a fine copy. Bagnall, D726. Only two copies are recorded in Australasian collections (Alexander Turnbull Library; Auckland …

  • # 8555

    MILLER, Thomas (publisher)


    Maryborough, Qld. : Thomas Miller, [c. 1905]. Oblong quarto, original decorative green wrappers (some edge wear and loss to paper along spine), pp [1] text, [11] leaves of black and white photographic plates, some printed on blue paper, corners dog-eared, old waterstain to lower right corners resulting in some surface loss to the margins, otherwise …

  • # 10331

    Queensland. Government Intelligence and Tourist Bureau.

    Glimpses of sunny Queensland

    Issued by the Queensland Government Intelligence & Tourist Bureau. Brisbane : Government Printer, [1911?]. Second edition. Oblong octavo, original pictorial wrappers (small amount of paper loss at foot of spine), 64 leaves of captioned photographic plates, a near fine copy.

  • # 10096

    Photographer unknown.

    Album of photographs of Uttarakhand, north India, circa 1914

    Leather boards, 195 x 155 mm, loss along spine, marbled endpapers, containing [82] mounted photographs in various formats from 45 x 70 mm to 100 x 150 mm, each with typed caption label beneath, and [12] commercial postcards, mounted without caption labels; the album was evidently compiled by an unidentified British soldier stationed at Chaubatia …

  • # 9928

    Photographer unknown.

    Twelve photographic views of Sydney, circa 1890

    Twelve albumen print photographs, each 140 x 200 mm, mounted recto and verso of three nineteenth century album pages, contemporary captions in French beneath most of the images, all are strong prints in fine condition, the pages free from foxing. Includes three superb views of Circular Quay; another of the harbour from Lavender Bay, and …

  • # 9857

    HART & CO.

    [LEPORELLO ALBUM] Aloha Honolulu Hawaiian Islands

    [Cover title]. Honolulu, HI : Hart & Co., [c.1885]. Oblong duodecimo, original cloth backed red pebbled boards with blind gilt lettering and design (rubbed), containing concertina foldout with [23] (of [24] called for) panels of leporello views and scenes of Hawaii, including a 2 panel panorama of Honolulu; Throne Room, Iolani Palace; Waikiki and Diamond …

  • # 8964

    PHILLIPS, Harry

    The most up-to-date Sydney panoramic views

    Katoomba, N.S.W. : H. Phillips, n.d. [circa 1910]. Oblong folio (240 x 580 mm), publisher's brown thick paper wrappers, front with decorative lettering in blue and silver (a few light marks), [24] pp, photogravure process plates, including several stunning double-page panoramas (almost 1200 mm across), some pale foxing to a couple of the plates, otherwise …

  • # 8963

    In and around Sydney

    Sydney : S. Wood, [c. 1914]. Oblong quarto, publisher's brown card covers with white lettering and pictorial onlay of harbour ferries to front, with presentation inscription 'To Harry, For Remembrance Sake, June 6th 1917', original silk ties, [30] pp with tipped-in sepia tone photographic plates, all interleaving intact, one of the best produced and most …

  • # 8962

    Souvenir of Sydney &​ Harbour with panorama.

    Cover title: 36 views Sydney : descriptive and illustrative, with panorama. Sydney : N.S.W. Bookstall Co., [c. 1905]. Small oblong quarto, publisher's green card covers with gilt embossed lettering and pictorial onlay to front (covers split from tail to mid-section of spine), [35] pp, all full-page photographic plates, with folding panorama at rear, internally clean, …

  • # 8890


    The picture story of the San Francisco earthquake, Wednesday, April 18th, 1906.

    [s.l.] : States Publishing Co., [1906?]. Small oblong quarto, original printed wrappers (marked, rear wrapper with small loss to fore-edge), staples rusted, [1] text, [30] full-page collotype illustrations, internally clean and sound.  Unrecorded in Australian collections.

  • # 8842


    Souvenir to commemorate the visit of the Parliamentary delegation to Victoria, Australia 1926

    Melbourne : Osboldstone & Co., [1926]. Oblong quarto, original card covers with gilt lettering and State crest to front (nick to fore-edge), [42] sepia toned photographic plates with views of Melbourne and regional Victoria, a near fine copy. Copies are recorded in four Australian collections (Deakin University Library; Monash University Library; National Library of Australia; State Library of …

  • # 8401


    Photograph album of a colonial family’s visit to Himachal Pradesh and Punjab, India, circa 1930

    Small oblong quarto, boards with gilt design to front, [36] leaves with approximately 120 mounted black and white snapshot photographs, dimensions ranging from 115 x 75 mm to 65 x 43 mm, a few with manuscript captions, showing scenes in Punjab and northern Himachal Pradesh (near Jammu and Kashmir), including Palampur and Shanan in Himachal Pradesh; …

  • # 8065

    SEARS, J.A. (John Alfred)

    Souvenir of Victoria, the garden state of Australia : 42 splendid views of city and country.

    Cover title: Beautiful Victoria. Melbourne : Osboldstone [for the Victorian Government Advertising and Intelligence Bureau, Lands Department], [c.1910]. Oblong folio, 190 x 440 mm, original cloth backed paper wrappers with gilt lettering to upper wrapper (upper wrapper marked and with pale foxing, lower corner with small loss; lower wrapperwith staining and light creasing), title page …

  • # 7162

    KRUGER, Fred (1831-1888); CAIRE, Nicholas John (1837-1918) et al.

    [PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM] Aborigines, Melbourne, Geelong, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand

    Between 1880 and 1885. A fine nineteenth century travel album of commercially produced photographs. Large quarto, 300 x 240 mm, full pigskin with tooled decoration and gilt rule, owner’s name ‘Frederick Brock’ inscribed on the decorative title page, containing 48 large format albumen print photographs (average size approximately 210 x 150 mm), mounted back-to-back on …

  • # 7146



    [Germany] : s.n., [circa 1880]. Octavo, red boards with black lettering and decoration, concertina foldout with twelve panels of leporello views of cities of the world, including views of Sydney and Melbourne (on last panel), Philadelphia, Madrid, Stockholm, Paris, London and Berlin; a lengthy split along the fold between the first two panels, otherwise in …

  • # 6663


    [BURMA] R.A.F. serviceman’s photo album, 1947

    Oblong octavo, worn papered boards (paper lacking on spine), containing 36 private b/w photographs printed on Velox paper, format 80 x 60 mm, window-mounted recto and verso of 9 leaves, all in excellent condition and the majority with accompanying manuscript caption on the album page, the first 26 recording a British R.A.F. serviceman’s sojourn in …

  • # 6640

    PHILLIPS, H. (photographer)

    Views of the far famed Blue Mountains N.S.W.

    Katoomba, N.S.W. : H. Phillips, n.d. [circa 1910]. Oblong folio (240 x 580 mm), publisher's fine pale green thick paper wrappers printed in two shades of blue (wrappers and contents with old vertical fold), stapled, [24] pp, almost exclusively photogravure process plates, internally very clean and sound, a lovely, fresh copy. Harry Phillips, born in …

  • # 6639

    PHILLIPS, H. (photographer)

    Blue Mountains wonderland, N.S.W. : 81 views

    Katoomba, N.S.W. : H. Phillips, n.d. [circa 1910]. Oblong folio (240 x 580 mm), publisher's green thick paper wrappers printed in blue and silver (wrappers and contents with old vertical fold), stapled, [23] pp, almost exclusively photogravure process plates, including a magnificent panorama of the Jamieson Valley; one of the photographs is dated 25.03.09; internally …

  • # 6338


    [EXHIBITIONS] Royal album of Sydney and Melbourne views

    [Germany] : s.n., [circa 1880].  Octavo, blue boards with gilt embossedlettering and decoration, concertina foldout with twelve panels. Leporello views of Sydney and Melbourne. The Sydney views include the shortlived International Exhibition Building (the Garden Palace), which was built for the Exhibition of 1879-80 and destroyed by fire in 1882; the Australian Museum; Post Office; …

  • # 6334


    [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] Construction of the Trans-Australian Railway : private photograph album, 1916

    Oblong octavo, 150 x 190 mm, brown card covers, the front embossed 'Souvenir', original silk cord ties, [6] leaves of card with window mounts recto and verso, containing a total of [12] gelatin silver photographs, each 82 x 115 mm, contemporary caption in ink to the album page beneath each photograph, the prints and album …

  • # 9207

    PITT, C.A.

    [NORTHERN TERRITORY] Magnificent views illustrating scenes along the north-south highway

    Cover title: Series of magnificent views illustrating scenes along the North South Highway, Northern Territory, Australia. Payneham, South Australia : C. A. Pitt, [c.1950]. Oblong quarto, pictorial limp wrappers, 16 pp, black and white photographic plates, a very good copy.

  • # 5885

    [LONG, HARRY ALFRED, 1825-1905]

    [QUEENSLAND] Album of photographs presented to Harry Alfred Long on leaving Glasgow, 1896

    Presentation photograph album, quarto (300 x 230 mm), full leather binding with brass decoration to front and gilt ornament to spine, working brass clasp, the first leaf with calligraphic dedication 'Presented to Harry Alfred Long, Esq., on the occasion of his leaving Glasgow, by the Directors of the Glasgow United Young Men's Christian Association, as …

  • # 5874

    [NEW ZEALAND] Hamilton illustrated : 28 views of Hamilton, Frankton and Waikato River

    Cover title: 28 views illustrating Hamilton Frankton and Waikato River. Auckland : Fergusson, [circa 1915]. Oblong small quarto, paper covers with gilt lettering (chipped and with mild staining), original cord ties, verso of title page with inscription dated 1915, owner's stamp of Norman de Pomeroy, 20 pp, illustrated with monochrome half tone photographic plates by Cartwright, …

  • # 5869

    [R.A. SAMPSON]

    Scenic views of Western Australia’s beauty spots : 30 views

    Perth [W.A.] : R.S. Sampson, [circa 1923]. Small oblong quarto, printed wrappers, stapled, [32] pp, illustrated with full page hal tone photographic plates, a very good copy. Subjects include Soldiers' Convalescent Home, Kalamunda; new G.P.O. Perth (completed in 1923, which helps to date this publication); Perth from an aeroplane; the bridge at Middle Swan; Mylor …

  • # 5652


    The Maoris of New Zealand

    [Cover title]. Wellington, N.Z. : Tanner Bros, [circa 1910]. Oblong quarto, embossed card covers (front with mild foxing and staining, edges chipped), original cord ties, owner's inscription to title page, printed on thick matte paper, [12] pages with 21 half tone photographic reproductions of Tanner Bros. postcards of Maori, internally clean and sound. Unrecorded in …

  • # 5607

    Valentine & Sons Publishing Co. Ltd

    Gloucester N.S.W. Photographic booklet

    Sydney : Valentine & Sons Publishing Co. Ltd, [circa 1930]. Foldout of 9 photogravure views of scenery of the Gloucester district, in the hinterland of the mid north coast of New South Wales, each 100 x 140 mm, folding into card wallet, 105 x 150 mm, designed to be sent through the post, all views …

  • # 5467

    HART, Ludovico (attributed)

    [ABORIGINES] Diorama of a bush scene, South Australian Court, Melbourne International Exhibition

    Albumen print photograph, 210 x 285 mm, laid down on its original album leaf of thin card, no photographer's imprint; the albumen print is in good condition with excellent tonal range, a small surface blemish to the right of the Aboriginal figures in lower left corner, and some fading towards the upper and right margins; …

  • # 5195


    The Garden city : being a series of 40 magnificent panoramic views of Ballarat and district,

    with special descriptive article, Ballarat revisted. [Ballarat : H.J. Summerscales, circa 1910] Cover title: The Garden City : panoramic views of Ballarat & district. Oblong folio (165 x 380 mm), publisher's brown thick paper wrappers (wrappers and contents with old vertical fold, corners dog-eared), front decorated in gilt lettering, stapled, first page with wet stamp of K.M. …

  • # 4949

    [PAINE, John; BAYLISS, Charles, attributed]

    Photographs. New South Wales.

    Sydney : Charles Potter, Government Printer, 1889. Album of mounted [120] albumen silver print photographs. Oblong quarto, full red morocco blind stamped in gilt with coat of arms of New South Wales and lettering, silk lining papers, all edges gilt, title page with colophon, [120] albumen silver prints, each approximately 140 x 190 mm, mounted recto …

  • # 3648

    PHILLIPS, H. (Harry), 1873-1944.

    Sydney illustrated : containing the latest views of the principal streets, buildings, etc.

    Cover title: Sydney illustrated : containing 42 up-to-date views.  Katoomba : H. Phillips, photographer and printer, [circa 1910]. Oblong quarto, publisher's pictorial card wrappers with beautiful Art Nouveau design, staple bound, [32] pp, all illustrated, half-tone photographic views. A lovely copy in virtually mint condition. Copies are recorded in four Australian collections (National Library of …

  • # 786

    [MELBOURNE] The principal cities of the world

    Germany : nd, c 1890. Octavo, gilt decorated boards, concertina foldout with eight panels (some of which are detached). Leporello views of New York, Chicago, Boston, Cincinatti, Baltimore, Washington, San Francisco, Melbourne (four views, including of the Public Library), Berlin and London.