Rare Books

  • # 24765

    Photographer / Publisher unknown.

    Album of Snowy and Broadrib Rivers, Croajingolong.

    [Victoria, Australia] : s.n., [1889?]. [Title from front cover]. Nineteenth century photograph album. Quarto (245 x 205 mm), original olive-green cloth over boards, the upper board with title and decorative border printed in gold (rubbed and stained), containing [32] albumen print photographs in identical 100 x 150 mm format, mounted in pairs on [9] leaves …

  • # 26748


    Norman Lindsay Watercolours 1897 – 1969

    Bungendore : Odana Editions, 2003. Quarto, pictorial boards in illustrated dustjacket, 312 pp., lengthy gift inscription on the title page in pen, a few spots to fore edge and preliminaries, extensively illustrated with colour plates, notes and commentary on Lindsay’s artworks and techniques. The standard edition, limited to 500 copies, a de luxe edition was …

  • # 26744

    Victoria and Riverina.

    With which is incorporated Victoria 1930, Victoria and Riverina 1931 and Victoria and Riverina 1931 – 1932. A biographical record of some of the pioneer families of Victoria and the Riverina. Illustrated. Melbourne : McCarron, Bird & Co., 1933. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth (very slightly rubbed), marbled endpapers, pp 454, illustrated throughout with numerous portraits of …

  • # 26710

    LINTON, Ralph, et al.

    Arts of the South Seas

    New York : Simon & Schuster and the Museum of Modern Art, 1946. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (price clipped), pp. 200 illustrated in black and white. Includes work from Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia and Australia.

  • # 26721

    FLINDERS, Matthew; BRUNTON, Paul

    Matthew Flinders: personal letters from an extraordinary life.

    Edited by Paul Brunton, for the Mitchell Heritage Series. Preface by Sir Alastair Goodlad, British High Commissioner to Australia. Sydney: Hordern House in association with the State Library of NSW, 2002. Octavo, 272 pp., 19 colour illustrations; bound in burgundy cloth with colour illustrated boards and a silk book ribbon. “Matthew Flinders: personal letters from an …

  • # 26720

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)


    Sydney : Ure Smith, 1966. First published 1934. Octavo, illustrated cards with Norman Lindsay illustration, pp. 208, Norman Lindsay illustrations. Humorbooks series.

  • # 26702


    Tame Impala Lonerism Tour – Australia – 2012 – limited edition signed poster

    Five colour screenprint, 640 x 450 mm (sheet) printed on 300 gsm ivory paper. Limited to 300 numbered copies signed by the artists. Artwork by Simon Walker and Sophie Primrose. Hand printed by Dots Printhaus, 2012. Mint condition. Limited edition tour poster for hugely popular Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala founded by Perth musician Kevin …

  • # 26699

    HOLSWORTH, Mark S.

    Sculptures of Melbourne

    Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2015. Quarto, illustrated laminated boards, pp. 224, illustrated. New copy. ‘Melbourne has an impressive number of sculptures on public display throughout the city. Just wander Melbourne’s city streets, gardens and laneways and you will undoubtedly find some magnificent public sculptures – from historical and religious icons to playful literary and social figures – …

  • # 26698

    MORGAN, Gary

    Early Melbourne paintings

    Melbourne : The La Trobe Society and Roy Morgan Research, 2020. Revised edition. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [58], illustrated. Foreword by Alex Chernov AC QC, Governor of Victoria Self-written and published catalogue of an exhibition of colonial Melbourne paintings at Morgans at 401 in Collins Street, Melbourne, from December 7, 2012 and at Government House, …

  • # 26696

    YANG, William

    Sydney Diary 1974 – 1984

    Sydney : James Fraser, 1984. Folio, boards in dustjacket (spine sunned), 143 pp. illustrated throughout. William Yang’s honest and unabashed portraits of Sydney in the 1970s and 80s record a time of cultural renewal and new identity. Yang’s photographs record the art and party scene, celebrities, marginalised urban characters, and the first years of the …

  • # 26682

    WANTRUP, Jonathan

    Australian rare books 1788 – 1900

    Sydney : Hordern House, 1987. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, dust jacket (light handling marks), pp. x; 468. The standard reference on Australian rare books of the period.

  • # 26663

    JOHNSON, Christine

    Five soldiers : untold stories of World War One

    Melbourne : Fox Galleries, 2019. Quarto, silver blocked white wrappers, pp. 65, illustrated. “Five Soldiers: Untold Stories of World War One is a monograph which pays tribute to the lives of five pharmacy students whose lives were tragically cut short by World War One and to the one student who survived the horrors of the …

  • # 26647

    HOLROYD, John (1911 - 2000)

    The Australian book trade : a bookseller’s contribution to its history

    Melbourne : Braidwood Press, 2015. Introduction by Jeff Prentice. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, limited to 150 copies signed and numbered by Prentice. John Holroyd’s reflections on his career in the book trade, spanning several decades in Melbourne and Sydney, are presented for the first time in ‘The Australian Book Trade : A Bookseller’s Contribution to its …

  • # 26064

    McCRAE, Hugh; WATT, Ernest (editors)

    The New Triad (complete set)

    Vol. 1, No. 1 – Vol. 2, No. 7, twelve issues, complete. Sydney : The New Triad, August 1927 – July 1928. Quarto, bound volume by J. A. Martyn of Sydney, half-crushed morocco over cloth (edges worn), spine in compartments with gilt-titling (numbered Vol. I, but all issued), edges specked red, pp. 92; 72; 72; 72; …

  • # 26525

    Camp Publication Committee

    Normal : souvenir of the quarantine camp, Jubilee Oval, Adelaide, Feb. 26th – Mar. 5th, 1919.

    [Adelaide : Camp Publication Committee, 1919]. Quarto, gilt-lettered wrappers, string tied (small tape repairs to spine), pp. 22, illustrated with photographs of camp life, a couple of pencil marks. Includes essays, poems, photographs, songs and other records of daily life. The title of the souvenir comes from ‘the monotonous verdict of our common friend, the …

  • # 26266

    YOUNG, James Lyle (1849-1929), collector (attributed); SPITZ Charles Georges (1857-1894); HOARE, Sophia; HOARE, Charles

    An important album with photographs of Tahiti, the Marquesas, the Tuamotus and Cook Islands, collected in Papeete in the 1880s by Pacific Islands trader James Lyle Young.

    Late nineteenth-century album, folio (370 x 280 mm), red cloth boards decorated in blind (boards heavily rubbed and scuffed, hinges split), containing 90 (ninety) albumen prints, including 83 views and portraits taken in Tahiti, the Marquesas and the Tuamotus by Charles Spitz, Sophia (or Susan) Hoare and Charles Burton Hoare, three with Cook Islands subjects …