Rare Books

  • # 30768

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

    Hal Fischer : The Gay Seventies

    San Francisco : Gallery 16, 2019. Quarto, laminated boards, pp. 110, illustrated. New copy. Hal Fischer: The Gay Seventies is the first monograph to feature the complete set of photo-text works that Hal Fischer produced between 1977 and 1979 in San Francisco’s Haight and Castro neighborhoods. In addition to Gay Semiotics, Fischer’s best-known work (its …

  • # 30766


    Modern Australian Aboriginal Art (signed copy)

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1951. First edition. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket (a couple of short chips and tears, light edge wear), pp. 55 plus numerous colour and black and white plates, internally clean. Signed on the half-title ‘Rex Battarbee, Alice Springs, N.T.’. Foreword by T.G.H. Strehlow. Includes chapters on Albert Namatjira, Edwin Pareroultja, …

  • # 30761


    [ANGRY PENGUINS] Ern Malley’s Journal (first three issues)

    Volume 1, nos. 1-4. Heidelberg, Vic. : M. Harris, J. Reed, B. Reid, November 1952 – October, 1953. Three issues, octavo, original wrappers (some minor silverfishing). A good group of the three volumes (another three issues were to follow, the final two printed in a much shorter run and thus quite rare). Scarce. Ern Malley …

  • # 30606

    SPILSBURY, F[rancis]. B.

    Picturesque scenery in The Holy Land and Syria, delineated during the campaigns of 1799 and 1800.

    / By F. B. Spilsbury, of His Majesty’s ship Le Tigre; surgeon in that expedition during both campaigns. London : Published by Edward Orme, Printseller to His Majesty and the Royal Family, 59, New Bond-stree. Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. Cleveland-row, 1803. First edition. Large folio (470 x 335 mm), contemporary gilt-ruled half scarlet …

  • # 28040

    MACKELLAR, Isobel Marion Dorothea (1885-1968)

    An archive of unpublished writings by Dorothea Mackellar, circa 1904 – 1932.

    Twenty-four items of original typescript and manuscript material by Sydney writer Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968), most dating to the 1920s and the latest to around 1932. With one exception, the items in the archive are all unpublished and their existence has presumably never been known to researchers of her work. Although most famous for her poem …

  • # 26119

    WALKER, Alfred (editor and printer)

    [QUEENSLAND; EMIGRANT SHIP NEWSPAPER] Linlithgowshire Chronicle. Numbers 2 – 10, November 10, 1883 – January 5, 1884; plus Extra Christmas Number, December 24, 1883.

    [On board the ship ‘Linlithgowshire’] : Printed by Alfred Walker, Deck House, ‘Linlithgowshire’, 1883-1884. Shipboard newspaper, ten (of eleven) issues, comprising numbers 2-8, Extra Christmas Number, and numbers 9-10; square octavo (200 x 160 mm), bound in slightly later cloth over boards (heavily rubbed, corners worn); each issue features a decorative masthead and has 6 …

  • # 30579

    HAHNEMANN, S. (Samuel) (1755-1843)

    The Homoeopathic Medical Doctrine, or, “Organon of the Healing Art;”. A New System of Physic,

    translated from the German of S. Hahnemann, By Charles H. Devrient, Esq. with Notes by Samuel Stratton, M.D. Dublin : W. F. Wakeman, 9, D’Olier-St. / London : Simpkin & Marshall & R. Groombridge / Edinburgh : Maclachlan & Stewart, 1833. First edition in English. Octavo (220 x 140 mm), original half calf over marbled papered …

  • # 30635

    MAYER, Luigi (1755-1803)

    Views in Palestine from the original drawings of Luigi Mayer with an historical and descriptive account of the country and its remakable places.

    / Vues en Palestine, d’apres les dessins originaux de Luigi Mayer; avec une relation historique et descriptive du pays, et des lieux principaux qu-on y remarque. London : Printed by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, for R. Bowyer, Historic Gallery, Pall Mall, 1804. First Edition. Large folio (495 x 350 mm), contemporary gilt-ruled half scarlet straight-grain morocco …

  • # 30173

    VANCOUVER, George (1757-1798)

    A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and round the world;

    in which the coast of North-West America has been carefully examined and accurately surveyed. Undertaken by his Majesty’s command principally with a view to ascertain the existence of any navigable communication between the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans; and performed in the year 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, in the Discovery sloop …

  • # 30358


    In Memory of John Dowel Whittle, who was drowned off Cape Otway (Bass St.), N.W. 10 miles, 7 a.m., 29th July, 1852, aged 23 years.

    [Melbourne, s.n., 1852]. Broadside, 210 x 150 mm, printed on one side only, text set within decorative border surrounding the heading and Psalm LXIX, and with a fully contemporary annotation at top left, ‘P. & O. S. “Chusan” 1st arrival at Port Phillip’; in fine condition, mounted on card and housed in a modern frame with …

  • # 28910

    [HOWE, Anne, publisher]

    The New South Wales Calendar and General Post Office Directory, 1836

    Sydney : printed at the Gazette Office [by Anne Howe] for the Proprietor, 1836. Octavo, original publisher’s plum cloth (rubbed and stained), recased with later spine and remnants of label; folding frontispiece map of Sydney Town dated 1836; engraved title page; pp. vii; [blank]; xviii; [xviii]; 408; [2]; 146; four engraved plates of signal flags …

  • # 29884

    BARRINGTON, George (1755-1804)

    An account of a voyage to New South Wales [together with] The history of New South Wales

    An account of a voyage to New South Wales, by George Barrington, Superintendant of the convicts, to which is prefixed a detail of his life, trials, speeches, &c. &c. Enriched with beautiful coloured prints. London : M. Jones, 1803. Octavo, early tree calf (waxed, polished and rebacked), gilt-rule to spine, contrasting morocco title labels, marbled …

  • # 29895

    PHILLIP, Arthur (1738-1814)

    The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay

    with an account of the establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island; compiled from authentic papers, which have been obtained from the several departments, to which are added, the journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball, & Capt. Marshall; with an account of their new discoveries. London : John Stockdale, 1789. Quarto, full …

  • # 27500

    LINDSAY, Norman; McCRAE, Hugh

    Colombine. With XI illustrations by Norman Lindsay (C. J. Dennis’ copy)

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson Ltd., 1920. Quarto, papered boards with cloth spine, remnants of the original flimsy dustjacket (upper panel and flap), rarely encountered, 53 pp., 11 tipped-in plates by Norman Lindsay, light foxing to preliminaries, a very good copy. Limited to 1000 copies. Booklabel to front paste down ‘This book is from the …

  • # 30424

    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

    The origin of species

    by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. London : John Murray, 1891. Sixth edition, with additions and corrections (forty-first thousand). Octavo, original publisher’s gilt-lettered green cloth (slightly canted, edges rubbed) original endpapers (offsetting and a small stain), previous owner’s wetstamp to title page, pp xxi, [blank], 432, …

  • # 30239

    CROLL, James (1821 - 1890)

    Climate and time in their geological relations : a theory of secular changes of the earth’s climate.

    / By James Croll, … author of “Discussions on Climate and Cosmology”, “Philosophy of Theism”, “Stellar Evolution”, etc. London : Edward Stanford, [1890?]. Octavo, gilt-lettered blue cloth (lightly rubbed), bookseller’s ticket to pastedown of William McGee of Dublin, colour frontispiece, pp. xvi; [2]; 577; [2 – publisher’s advertisements, including for Croll’s Stellar Evolution, published in …