[LINDSAY, Norman]. BLOOMFIELD, Lin (ed.).
Bungendore: Odana Editions, 2008. Quarto, pictorial boards, 335 pages, profusely illustrated. During his long creative life Norman Lindsay produced works in many media, but pencil was the only one he used continuously from childhood to old age. The earliest drawing reproduced in this book was done in 1889, when he was ten years old; the …
Melbourne : Macmillan, 1987. Oblong quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 96, illustrated. The first European artists in Australia.
BERGNER, Audrey (Odri)
Tel Aviv : Shva Publishers, 1990. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, card slipcase, pp. 154, text in English and Hebrew. Born in Sydney in 1927, Bergner studied at the National Gallery Art School before settling in Israel with her husband Yosl Bergner in 1951.
HUNT, Susa and CARTER, Paul
Sydney : Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales in association with Hordern House, 1999. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 150, extensively illustrated. Art from the Baudin voyage to Australia.
Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2006. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp.96, illustrated. Presentation inscription from Margaret Woodhead nee Northfield to half-title. Striking modernist poster designs promoting Australian tourism.
RUBUNTJA, Wenten and GREEN, Jenny
Alice Springs : Jukurrpa Books, 2002. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. xii; 196, illustrated. ‘The Town Grew Up Dancing is Wenten Rubuntja’s story. It provides a rare view of events that shaped the life of an Arrernte man who has made a major contribution to the art and politics of his time. Wenten was a …
Sydney: Sydney Ure Smith, 1930. Quarto, paper wrappers with Margaret Preston woodcut, edges a little worn, 24pp. illustrated with magnificent Cazneaux photographs. A charming publication.
Depicted in twenty-six wood engravings and text by Tate Adams. With an Introduction by David Wynn. Melbourne : Lyre Bird Press, 1981. Small quarto, gilt-lettered burgandy cloth in matching slipcase (slightly marked), pp. xvi; 42; (2), illustrated with original wood-engravings by Tate Adams.Limited to 375 copies signed by the artist. Original invitation to the launch …
Camberwell, Vic. : Penguin, 2004. First edition, first printing. Large octavo, pictorial card covers, pp 153, with vignette illustrations and endpapers by Leunig; a fine copy. Anthology of short pieces of social commentary, philosophy, and flights of the imagination, by Australia’s most original and beloved cartoonist, Michael Leunig.
BESWICKE, Mabella (née Mayall) (attributed)
Writing case belonging to Mabella Beswicke (Mayall), wife of Port Phillip pioneer Charles Beswicke of Moodie Yallo Station.
[Between 1835 and 1840]. Portable case for writing accessories and paper, of thick card covered with hand-sewn floral-patterned purple velvet trimmed with corduroy, the underside covered in black silk, 220 x 285 x 30 mm (slightly irregular), with four flaps opening to 460 x 460 mm; the exposed card of the interior floor and flaps …
ORTON, Joseph Rennard (1795-1842); HENRY, Samuel
Autograph letter signed by Joseph Orton to the secretaries of the Wesleyan Missionary Society concerning a plan proposed by the merchant Samuel Henry to improve contact between missionary stations in the South Seas, 1832.
Bifolium, manuscript ink on paper,  pages, signed by Samuel Henry, addressed to Joseph Orton, dated 15 August 1832; following an autograph letter, [1 1/2] pages, signed by Joseph Orton, addressed to the secretaries of the Wesleyan Missionary Society, dated 7 September 1832; verso of second leaf of bifolium with penned address panel, postal stamps …
STREETON, Arthur (1867-1943)
The Arthur Streeton Catalogue. (With a holograph letter from Streeton to Mr. Politzer, regarding the creation of colour prints for this catalogue raisonné)
Melbourne : Arthur Streeton, 1935. Limited to 500 copies signed by the artist (this copy is no. 373). Quarto, gilt-lettered purple cloth covered boards (a little sunned, upper board with bumped bottom corner), pp 141, illustrated with numerous tipped-in colour and black-and-white plates, and with essays by J. S. Macdonald, Irwin Macdonald and Lionel Lindsay; …
Two letters addressed to Benjamin Hurst, Wesleyan minister at Goulburn, New South Wales, from fellow ministers James Somerville (Braidwood) and Benjamin Chapman (Sydney). 1853-54.
Benjamin Hurst (1811-1857), in company with Francis Tuckfield, had been sent from England to work as a Wesleyan missionary among the Port Phillip Aborigines in 1838. Hurst worked with Tuckfield in the Geelong-Colac area for a number of years before his appointment as minister at Goulburn, the fledgling pastoral township on the South Tablelands of …
SMITH, Edward Herbert; [BRUGUIÈRE, Antoine André, Baron de Sorsum, 1773-1823]
[LA PÉROUSE; BOTANY BAY] Poems, original and translated, by E. H. Smith, A. B., Incumbent of Killamarsh. / “Sweet heart-soothing poesie!”
Foolscap folio (189 x 285 mm), full maroon calf (boards worn and scuffed), spine with gilt decoration; front pastedown with armorial bookplate with the motto VIRTUS INCENDIT VIRES and initials FLS below the coat of arms; manuscript in ink in the author’s own hand,  147  pp; the preliminaries comprise a title leaf and 3-page index …
HOWE, George 1769-1821; BLAXCELL, Garnham 1778-1817; BENT, Ellis 1783-1815; FOSTER, James; JAMES, Joseph
Promissory note, dishonoured, signed by Garnham Blaxcell for 250 pounds to be paid in good Government Bills to Captain Joseph James, Sydney, 20 March 1812, watermarked paper, 73 x 200 mm; accompanied by a notice of protest form dated 16 August 1813 signed by Ellis Bent, Judge Advocate and James Foster, Clerk for Ellis Bent, …
[MISSIONS; NEW GUINEA] Dictionnaire Roro-Français I. / Dictionnaire Roro-Français II. / Grammaire Roro.
Unpublished manuscript. Undated, but probably between 1910 and 1920. Three notebooks, small quarto, original matching stiff black covers (two with cloth spines now disintegrated); lined paper with manuscript text written in ink in Roro and French; each notebook with title at head of text; unpaginated (but approximately 150; 80; 72 pp); second notebook with table at …