Sydney : Angus & Robertson [printed in Melbourne at The Hawthorn Press], 1951. Edition limited to 500 copies. Small quarto, fine gilt lettered maroon cloth boards in dust jacket (spine a little faded, a couple of short tears), offsetting to endpapers, colour frontispiece, , 99 pp, illustrated with black and white plates, slight foxing to …
Sydney : State Library of New South Wales, 1970. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp.32, illustrated. Exhibition catalogue of European exploration in the Pacific, particularly in relation to Cook’s voyages.
Sydney Ure Smith
Edited by Sydney Ure Smith & Leon Gellert. Sydney : Art in Australia, 1923. Octavo, pictorial card wrappers, unpaginated, illustrated with tipped-in colour plates, plus b/w plates, an excellent copy. Includes literary works by George Lambert on a European Art exhibition and various reviews. Illustrations by Heysen, Strang, Rothenstein, et al. Also includes an article …
FLINDERS, Matthew; BRUNTON, Paul
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 …
[Cover title : Spirit of China in Creswick]. Creswick [Vic.] : Creswick Museum, 2014. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. , illustrated. A study of Chinese immigration to the Victorian gold rush town of Creswick, with observations by members of the local Lindsay family.
HANSEN, K. C. (Ken) and L. E. HANSEN
Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea : Summer Institute of Linguistics (Australian Aborigines Branch), 1969. Square octavo, pictorial wrappers (sunned at edges), 47 pp, text in Pintupi, facing pages with hand drawn illustrations printed in blue; a very good copy. Scarce reader in Pintupi, describing and illustrating different types of transport from ancient to modern times. ‘Mutikayi …
GAWLER, George (1795-1869)
[ZIONISM] The emancipation of the Jews, indispensable for the maintenance of the Protestant profession of the Empire ; and most entitled to the support of the British Nation.
London : T. and W. Boone, New Bond Street, 1847. Octavo, disbound, pp iv, 30; title with offsetting at corners and left margin, else a very good copy. Lieutenant-Colonel George Gawler (1795-1869) served as the second Governor of South Australia from October 1838 until May 1841. After his retirement in 1841, Gawler returned to England and devoted himself …
SCOTT, Charles P. (1878-1928)
Suite of ten photographs taken on Allendale or Todmorden Stations near Oodnadatta, South Australia, 1903-04.
Ten silver gelatin print photographs, most in format 150 x 200 mm (some smaller), laid down in pairs on rectos of five contemporary board mounts; versos with original owner’s name E. S. Chase inscribed in ink; the group comprises portraits of local Aboriginal people, including stockmen, women and children (one shows a group of three women …
LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969) and LINDSAY, Jack (1900-1990)
Made by Norman and Jack Lindsay. London : The Fanfrolico Press, 1928. Limited to 70 signed copies. Quarto, vellum over bevelled boards with title and Lindsay decoration in gold, all edges gilt, 64 pp, illustrated with fifteen original etchings by Norman Lindsay, a fine copy. One of the finest Australian private press books, a beautiful …
[BANKS, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820]
[WINE FROM THE ENDEAVOUR] A Catalogue of a Small Cellar of Curious Old Wines of the Late Joseph Steavenson, Esq. which will be Sold by Auction, by Mr. Lahee … No. 23, Gilbert Street, Grosvenor Square, on Tuesday, the 31st day of March, 1840, …
[London] : s.n., 1840. Octavo (225 x 143 mm),  pp; contemporary ink annotation beside lot 11 “East India”; a couple of small closed tears, light foxing. Apparently unrecorded, this unassuming little catalogue is a record of the sale by auction of wines from the deceased estate of London wine and brandy merchant, Joseph Steavenson. A …
BAILY, Henry Hall (active in Australia, 1865-1897)
A barefooted Samoan gentleman wearing a siapo (tapa cloth) lavalava and European shirt and bow-tie, and holding a wooden pole. Hobart Town, late 1860s.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 62 x 103 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘H. H. Baily, from the London School of Photography. Prize Medallist. Highest Award for Album Portraits, Melbourne Exhibition 1866-67. 94 Liverpool Street, Hobart Town. Tasmanian Views from All Parts of the Island’; some mottling in the negative, but the print and …
[HOOKER, Joseph Dalton, 1817-1911]
[ANTARCTICA] Naval Medical Supplemental Fund. Standing Orders and Regulations. (Issued to Joseph Dalton Hooker on his appointment as second surgeon on HMS Erebus)
For the Constitution and Government of the Supplemental Fund for the Relief of the Widows of Medical Officers in the Royal Navy. [London : Council of the Royal Navy, 183-?]. Octavo (230 x 135 mm), stitched as issued with blue paper spine, pp -54; the front is inscribed: ‘Mr Joseph Dalton Hooker. Admission Fee £2.6.0 …
[LINDSAY]. McCRAE, Hugh.
With pictures and decorations by Norman Lindsay. Sydney: John Sands Ltd, 1909. Folio, quarter-vellum and decorated papered boards (sunned and worn), 149pp. some foxing to the text, includes twenty-one full-page plates and numerous vignette illustrations. Limited to 130 copies, signed and numbered by McCrae, The plates include eight tipped-in original Norman Lindsay sepia-toned lithographs, each …
LAFFECTEUR, Denys; [BOYVEAU, Pierre, 1743-1812]
Paris : Maison Laffecteur, [circa 1800]. Copper engraved bottle label, 60 x 88 mm; indecipherable but fully contemporary annotation in ink (the original customer’s name?) at upper right; removed from an album compiled by an early collector, who had laid down the label on a cutting from a contemporary bookseller’s advertisement for a related publication …
BAILLY, Jean-Sylvain (1736-1793)
Pages -348 in the first volume of: Discours et Mémoires, par l’auteur de l’Histoire de l’astronomie. Paris: Chez de Bure l’aîné, 1790. Two volumes, octavo, contemporary half calf over marbled papered boards, spine with gilt ornament and contrasting red and green morocco title and volume labels, pp [VIII], 454; [IV], 434, with 1 folding engraved plate; a …
SYLE, Jane Margaret Winter (née DAVIS, 1821-1859)
[CHINA; MISSIONS] Two manuscript letters of Jane Syle, wife of American Episcopal missionary in China Rev. Dr. Edward W. Syle, written from Shanghai to her young son Henry Winter Syle in Baltimore, 1852.
Letter I. Jane Margaret Winter Syle to her son Henry Winter Syle [in Baltimore]. Shanghai, 10 March 1852. Manuscript in brown ink on blue writing paper, bifolium (135 x 108 mm),  pages; complete (but lacking envelope); original folds, light foxing. Letter II. Jane Margaret Winter Syle to her son Henry Winter Syle [in Baltimore]. …