Rare Books

  • # 31801

    LINDSAY, Norman; FULLERTON, Peter

    Norman Lindsay war cartoons, 1914-1918

    /​ edited and with a commentary by Peter Fullerton. Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 1983. Large quarto, brown cloth boards with pictorial dustjacket, 251 pp, illustrated in black and white, 4 colour plates. A fine copy. Lindsay’s World War One cartoons, originally published in the Bulletin.

  • # 31786

    GRISHIN, Sasha

    S.T. Gill & his audiences

    Canberra, ACT ; [Melbourne] : National Library of Australia Publishing in Association with the State Library of Victoria, 2015. Quarto, illustrated cloth, pp. 255, illustrated. A fine copy. ‘Samuel Thomas Gill, or STG as he was universally known, was Australia’s most significant and popular artist of the mid-nineteenth century. For his contemporaries he epitomised ‘Marvellous …

  • # 14870

    [NAMATJIRA]. The Alice : centre of the outback

    [Cover title]. Alice Springs, N.T. : Northern Territory Administration, 1972. Large octavo, publisher’s pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with street map), staple bound, 20 pp, b/w photographic illustrations; a very good copy. A guide for prospective residents, including sections on Aborigines; flora and faunahousing; employment; education; churches; community activities, etc. The wrapper features an art gallery …

  • # 31762

    JACK, Kenneth (1924 - 2006)

    Kenneth Jack. World War II paintings and drawings (signed copy)

    Brisbane : Booralong Publications, 1990. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (creased), some occasional foxing, pp. 104, illustrated. Signed by the artist on the title page.

  • # 31757


    Colonial certificate or writing blank with a lithographed scene of Australian Aborigines and fauna.

    [Australia] : [s.n.], [c.1860]. Lithograph printing, 218 x 262 mm, in blue ink, the beautifully illustrated border depicting an Australian Aboriginal hunting scene with kangaroos, emu, possum, a lyrebird, kookaburras, black swans, and cockatoos; chipped edges and corners, but the illustrated section is unscathed. This uncommon item of decorative stationery was probably intended for use …

  • # 31756

    TURNBULL, Clive

    [HAWTHORN PRESS] Kellyana

    Melbourne : The Hawthorn Press, 1943. First edition. Octavo, printed card covers (slight wear to top edges), 12 pp, contents fine. Bibliography of works on Ned Kelly. THP 424.

  • # 31755


    A collection of 58 zines : Australia, U.S.A., U.K.

    Distort : not for everybody. Issue #16. West Hollywood, U.S.A. : Unicorn Records, 1981. Octavo, illustrated wrappers. HARMON, Debbie. Bad Mother: Vols 1-4. Melbourne : Debbie Quadri, 2004. Octavo, colour pictorial wrappers, numbered 314 of 1000. FLEETWOOD, Julian (ed.) The Sex Mook: What is our sex? Melbourne : Vignette Press, 2007. Octavo, colour pictorial wrappers. …

  • # 31754


    [SYDNEY] Subdivision of the Homestead Farm, Woodstock, Rooty Hill : selling prospectus, 1894

    [Sydney : J. Y. Mills, Auctioneer, 161 Pitt Street, April, 1894]. Single quarto sheet (285 x 212 mm), advertising 90 ten acre blocks of farming land at approximately £12 per acre, imprinted lower left ‘W.E.S. 3-4-94’, verso with printed information about scent plant cultivation; a fine example. Notices concerning this subdivision were placed in Sydney newspapers by …

  • # 31753

    ARMITAGE, George T.

    Hawaii in a (coco) nutshell

    Honolulu : Hawaiian Service, 1943. Folio, printed wrappers, diecut in the shape of a coconut, pp. 48, illustrated. A charming illustrated guide to Hawaii, a couple of years after the bombing of Pearl Harbour.

  • # 31752


    Johnny Morton’s Mastodon Minstrel song book, containing all the favourite songs, & which have made the “Mastodon Minstrels” famous on their tour of the Australian Colonies.

    Wellington : Printed at the “New Zealand Times” office, Lambton Quay, 1882. Duodecimo, original printed wrappers, lower wrapper with advertisement for the Company, pp 23, [1 contents]; very small hole with loss to lower wrapper, otherwise a very good copy. Bagnall, 3641. Formed in the United States by the entrepreneur J.H. Haverly (1837-1901), this legendary …

  • # 31751

    HUGHES, Sydney G.

    Pocket map of Brisbane

    Brisbane : Published by Sydney G. Hughes, [1943]. Colour map, 470 x 350 mm, folding to 170 x 100 mm, in original pictorial card covers, 190 x 110 mm (light vertical crease), verso of map with printed information for tourists on Brisbane and neighbouring centres.

  • # 31750


    [CRICKET]. Alice in Holidayland.

    A parody in prose, verse and picture. Perpetrated with apologies to the immortal originals of Lewis Carroll and John Tenniel. Pictures by Frank H. Mason and Noel Pocock. Second edition. Leeds: Chorley & Pickersgill, n.d. [c. 1920]. Oblong quarto, illustrated cards (marked, soiled, a couple of small pen marks and tears along the spine), pp. …

  • # 31556

    MAHOOD, Marguerite

    The loaded line : Australian political caricature 1788-1901

    Melbourne : Melbourne University Press, 1973. Octavo, boards in dustjacket (short tear), pp. [xii], 306, edges foxed, else very good.

  • # 31654

    McCULLOCH, Alan

    Art and the theatre in Victoria 1844-1984.

    [Mornington, Vic.] : Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre, [1984]. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (after Loudon Sainthill, lightly marked), pp. 22, illustrated. Touring exhibition held at the Regional Galleries of Victoria.

  • # 31650

    NAZARIEFF, Serge

    Jeux de dames cruelles 1850-1960

    Köln : Taschen, 1992. First edition. Large quarto (300 x 230 mm), pictorial stiff wrappers, 160 pp, illustrated throughout with sepia and black-and-white reproductions of historical photographs, with an introductory essay on sadomasochism, masochism and photography in French, German and English; a fine copy.

  • # 31726

    CHAPLIN, Harry

    Norman Lindsay

    His books, manuscripts and autograph letters in the library of, and annotated by Harry F. Chaplin. Foreword by Norman Lindsay. Sydney : Wentworth Press, 1969. Quarto, lettered wrappers (some foxing), pp. 90.