Photograph Albums

  • # 16764


    An 1860s carte de visite album containing photographs of Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Siam, including an unrecorded portrait of the American Mandarin Frederick Townsend Ward, and the personal card of Prince Krom of Siam.

    Nineteenth century carte de visite album, 160 x 110 mm, recent blue velvet-covered boards (replacing the original leather boards, now perished), original front-endpaper inscribed by the owner ‘N.M. Emery, Shanghai 1862. Presented by Captain [?] of the Steamer Nang Kow, and whose life was sacrificed to the Chinese in a massacre, rather than yield to …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 10408

    Various photographers.

    [PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM] Australian Photographs

    1880-1885. A fine nineteenth century album of photographs compiled by a traveller. Oblong folio, 290 x 430 mm, full leather with blind tooled decoration, upper and lower boards with gilt ornament and upper board titled in gilt Australian Photographs, inner boards with gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, containing [119] albumen print photographs in …

  • # 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 …