L’arte del navigare, con il regimento della Tramontana e del sole; e la vera regola et osservanza del flusso e reflusso delle acque sotto breve compendio ridotta.
[No place], 1587. Manuscript, quarto; 66 leaves followed by 13 leaves with additions in a different hand, 8 full-page illustrations (including one of the Southern Cross constellation), 4 with volvelles (movable paper figures); with a dedication to Don Pietro Borgia, Prince of Squillace (d. c.1624), dated 1587, and an accompanying sonnet; contemporary limp vellum sewn …
Zetland Lodge No. 525, E.C. Hong Kong.Small quarto, printed embossed cards (some marks), pp. 12, toasts, menu, list of officers and members. Hong Kong masonic ephemeron.
FRASER, Malcolm, KCMG (1834-1900)
Sir Malcolm Fraser, second Surveyor General, Colonial Secretary, Government Administrator and Lieutenant Governor of Western Australia; later Agent General for the Colony in the United Kingdom : an important archive of documents and correspondence, 1852-1898.
Born in Gloucestershire in 1834, Malcolm Fraser emigrated to New Zealand after qualifying as a surveyor, where he held a series of government positions in Auckland, Christchurch and Hokitika from 1857 until 1869. In 1870 he emigrated to Western Australia. He was immediately appointed as the successor to John Septimus Roe, the Colony’s first Surveyor General, a position which …
GREENWOOD, John; SPEAK, Henry
A small archive of letters relating to the Baptist community at Constitution Hill, Van Diemen’s Land, 1860-62.
The unpublished letters in this recently discovered archive were written at Constitution Hill, north of Hobart Town, by John Greenwood (1778-1866), a devout Baptist and uncle of the noted early Tasmanian Baptist, Henry Speak. They are addressed to Greenwood’s former Baptist friends in New York State, where Greenwood had lived for a period earlier in his life after emigrating …
[FALWASSER, Henry, editor]
The Auckland Times. Tempora mutantur Nos Non mutamur in illis. Vol. 1 Tuesday November 8 1842 No. 17
Auckland : Printed (In a Mangle) and Published by Henry Falwasser, Sole Editor and Proprietor, 1842. Large folio sheet, 2 leaves (integral), printed recto only, in a variety of printing types on a washing mangle; subscriber’s (?) names ‘Mr. & Mrs Sim’ in brown ink beneath the masthead; tear to blank corner of initial leaf; …
Anonymous artist; [WIECHERT, Ernst 1887-1950]
[Germany, circa 1937]. Calligraphic manuscript. Small folio (320 x 230 mm), original quarter cloth over papered boards with onlaid manuscript title to front 'Ernst Wiechert. Eine Mauer um uns Baue'; stitch bound; pp 44, calligraphic manuscript in red and black inks; scattered mild foxing, confined to the margins of the leaves; else fine. Ernst Wiechert …
[LINDSAY, Norman]. McCRAE, Hugh
Being the collected poetry of Hugh McCrae. Illustrated and decorated by Norman Lindsay, with an introduction by Thomas Earp. London : The Fanfrolico Press, 1928. Quarto, full crushed morocco with gilt decoration (rubbed), top edge gilt, other edges uncut, pp. 175, numerous full page plates after Norman Lindsay. Limited to 550 copies printed on handmade …
LINDSAY, Jack; LINDSAY, Norman
Done into English verse by Jack Lindsay with illustrations and decorations by Norman Lindsay. Sydney: Fanfrolico Press, 1925. Quarto, quarter blue morocco over gilt-illustrated papered boards (edges rubbed), manuscript note tipped-on to the front free endpaper by Hugh McCrae, Lindsay illustrations in the text and 4 large tipped-in plates by Norman Lindsay on peach coloured …
ESCOTT, Lucy Evans, née Grant (1828, Springfield, Illinois, U.S.A. - 1895, France)
A group of 4 letters written by American opera singer Lucy Escott during the tour of William Saurin Lyster’s opera company to Australia and New Zealand in 1863-64, addressed to her brother Luther Grant in Dansville, New York; each letter is accompanied by its original envelope (postage stamps removed); due to the Civil War in …
BROWN, Miss M.; ABORIGINES INLAND MISSION
[Drop title]. Sydney : Aborigines Inland Mission of Australia, [between 1930 and 1934]. Duodecimo,  pp; fine. This leaflet, which deals with the concept of the divine in Aboriginal belief systems, appears to be unrecorded. Miss M. Brown, a daughter of the Archdeacon of Perth, worked as a missionary with the Aborigines Inland Mission from …
Japan. Rikugun. Gun, Dai 16. Shireibu [Imperial Japanese Army. HQ of the 16th Army in Java]
[=Photo Album of Australia]. [Jakarta?] : Osamu Shūdan Shireibu, Shōwa 17 . Oblong folio (250 x 400 mm), original half cloth over papered boards, printed title to upper board; pp 12, 258, chiefly black and white photographic plates with captions in English and Japanese, maps (folding); a good copy. A rare and important album relating …
HANNAFORD, Samuel (1827-1874)
: with a catalogue of the more common plants, their habitats and dates of flowering. Melbourne : James J. Blundell Co., 1856. Small octavo, original limp roan with title in gilt to front, spine with contemporary paper label in manuscript (some loss at head and tail), pp [iv], , 100 (interleaved with blank pages); the …
[LANG, John, 1816-64]
IN: L'ami de la maison, Paris : Paulin et Le Chevalier, vol. 1 no 11, March 20 1856, pp161-67 and vol. 1 no. 12, March 27 1856, pp177-82, each part with 3 engraved illustrations; contained within a bound volume of nos. 1-25 (the complete first volume), January-June 1856, quarto, contemporary quarter calf over marbled papered …
[HALLEY, Edmond, 1656-1742]
A Amsterdam, Chez Wolfgang, Waesberge, Boom, & van Someren, 1687. Tome quatrième. Duodecimo, contemporary full calf (rubbed), spine with raised bands with gilt ornament and lettering, edges speckled red, title with woodcut vignette, pp 552, [24 index], with  folding copperplate map (148 x 480 mm) and  folding copperplate diagram; with woodcut vignettes; woodcut …
E.S. & A. BANK LIMITED
[Australia : E.S. & A. Bank, between 1893 and 1899]. Blank cheque with stub intact, 84 x 263 mm; embossed 1d duty stamp at upper right; in good condition. “The English, Scottish & Australian Bank Limited was a former bank which was founded in 1852 by Royal Charter in London and was known as the …
Geelong : Oglethorpe Printer [for C. Jones], [c.1918]. Oblong duodecimo, original illustrated wrappers (creased and lightly marked),  pp; scattered foxing. This pamphlet, which appears unrecorded, was produced for C. Jones, proprietor of Sadonia stud, Marshall Street, Geelong. The latest internal date is 1917.
via B & O, O & M, and Jackson Route. Carrying the members and guests of the 71st Regt., NGSNY. Lithographed card, 150 x 76 mm (5 3/4 x 3 inches) folded, printed in green ink, 4 panels with decorative lettering and vignette illustrations of the soldiers celebrating Mardi Gras, and scenes on the train …
MITCHELL & CO.
West Footscray, Vic. : Mitchell & Co., [c.1900]. Eight lithographed cards, each 153 x 100 mm, printed recto and verso in black on red card, with vignette illustrations of Mitchell & Co.’s farming machinery; complete and in fine condition. Instructions (verso of card No. 1): “These cards are numbered from 1 to 8. Place card …
Australian horses from paddock to park : a treatise on the scientific handling, breaking, educating,
and the general handling of horses; with upwards of 105 splendid illustrations, obtained by instantaneous photography whilst the author was at work upon the wild and raw material. Sydney : William Brooks, 1902. Octavo, original blind blocked green cloth (boards rubbed and marked), gilt lettering to upper board, spine also lettered in gilt (sections of loss …
STANTON, Don E.
Bermagui Sth., N.S.W. : Maranatha Revival Crusade, . Series: Monthly Message, no. 26. Octavo, pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with stain), stapled, 112 pp, illustrated; a couple of annotations in biro, otherwise a very good copy. “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (title page). Christian religious pamphlet written by an …
W.W. CAMPBELL & CO.
/ With the compliments of W.W. Campbell & Co. Ltd., Furnishing Warehousemen, 249 Clarence St., Sydney. Sydney : W.W. Campbell & Company Limited, [betwen 1925 and 1930]. Large quarto, original thick paper wrappers with colour pictorial onlay (upper wrapper with loss at top corner), 87 pp, chiefly illustrated; tiny amount of pale foxing, otherwise internally clean …
[TABUTEAU, Basil Manly, 1898-1982]
[Melbourne : s.n.], 1926. Lithographed card, 375 x 210 mm, printed recto only, with vignette illustrations including a view of Tabuteau's house, “Warrain”, in Sandown Street, Middle Brighton; pale foxing and staining, a few edge tears. Basil Manly Tabuteau (1898-1982) was the only child of Joseph August Tabuteau and Louisa Tabuteau. He married Thelma Soutter …
MASONITE CORPORATION (AUSTRALIA)
[s.l.] : Masonite Corporation, [between 1950 and 1960]. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, 43 pp, illustrated; a good copy. Copies are recorded in five Australian collections (Deakin University Library; Monash University Library; State Library of Victoria; Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales)
"Par un Papa"
Paris : J. Hetzel, [c.1900]. Quarto, illustrated boards with light marks, pp i-xxii + advertisements, minor foxing limited to edges of leaves. A father treats his son and daughter to a walk through the Jardin des Plantes, the Parisian botanical gardens. Whilst visiting the Ménagerie the family visits a wide range of animals, including wombats and …
SINNETT, Mrs. Percy
London : Chapman and Hall, 1846. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, marbled edges, boards rubbed, some splitting along creases, pp. 146, four chromolithograph plates (including a 'Kangaroo Hunt in New South Wales'), a fine copy. Includes a twenty-page chapter on Australian Aborigines with discussion fo their customs and habits. Specific mention is made to Aborigines of New …
MITCHELL, Peter Chalmers
Cover title: The Zoological Society, London. Official Guide to the Gardens Regents Park. London : Harrison & Sons [for The Zoological Society], . 26th edition. Royal octavo, original pictorial stiff wrappers (a little creased), pp i-xviii, 1-106, xix-xxii, photographic illustrations, folding map; bottom corners dog-eared and some damp marks to outer leaves; else a good …
GODWIN, William (1756-1836)
London : Printed for the author, and sold by G. Kearsley… 1783. First edition. Octavo, rebound in early 19th century cloth-covered boards, gilt lettering on spine, hinges with some splitting, boards scuffed, head and tail of spine with minor wear; pp. xv; 302; some foxing to preliminaries, a minor tear on page 81, a few …
FELTON, Philip E.
Melbourne : [The author], 1980. “Not for publication or quotation” (head of text). Folio, roneo typescript, stapled, 13 pp; bibliography pp 12-13; the first page is endorsed “Session 2”, suggesting that this was a conference paper; tiny section of silverfishing at top of first page, otherwise in good condition. “Overview of the history of Victorian …
Adelaide : Pitjantjatjara Land Rights Working Party of South Australia, 1978. Folio, pcloth backed printed wrappers, 130 pp,  leaves of maps; a very good copy.
[Melbourne : The author, 1974?]. Quarto, 5 pp, stapled, roneo printed; mild horizontal crease, but a good copy. Questions prepared by the author, Andrew Markus, to aid interpretation of his book From the barrel of a gun : the oppression of the Aborigines, 1860-1900 (West Melbourne, Vic. : Victorian Historical Association, 1974), which focuses on conflict between …
BARNARD, Charlotte; [TERRY, Michael, 1899-1981]
Manuscript letter of Charlotte Barnard, widow of outback explorer and writer Michael Terry, addressed to Mrs. Hall, sister of Terry's fellow explorer during the early 1930s, the bushman Ben Nicker, informing her of Michael Terry's recent death; headed Mosman, NSW, December 28 1981; single sheet, small quarto, written on both sides; some silverfising at one …
PITTOCK, A. Barrie
Melbourne : Aboriginal Affairs Dept. of the Australian Union of Students, National Tribal Council, Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, 1971. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (lightly marked and creased), 28 pp, illustrated.
KENYON, Alfred Stephen
in the Australian Room, National Museum, Public Library Buildings, Melbourne, arranged for the Australian meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Melbourne : Arnale and Jackson Press, 1914. Octavo, printed green wrappers, staple bound, 16 pp; a good copy. The collection is comprised mainly of artefacts from southeastern Australia, but also includes stone …
SPENCER, Baldwin, Sir (1860-1929)
Cover: Hobart-Melbourne Meeting, January, 1921 … Reprinted from Report of the Fifteenth Meeting of the A.A.A.S., held in Melbourne, 10th January, 1921. Melbourne : Albert J. Mullett, Government Printer, 1921. Octavo, printed grey wrappers, pp 37, ; maps and tables; a very good copy. Transcript of Sir Baldwin Spencer's lecture on the cultural anthropology of …
BENNETT, M.M. (Mary Montgomerie), 1881-1961
London : Alston Rivers, 1930. First edition. Octavo, original printed card covers, 197 pp, with bibliography and index; a fine copy. An important work by teacher and Aboriginal rights activist Margaret Bennett. The daughter of Robert Christison, Bennett grew up on Lammermoor station in North Queensland, where she first developed her interest in and respect for …
Cover: 2000 examples and their meanings. Adelaide : South Australian Museum, 1957. Third edition. Small quarto, pictorial wrappers (a few light marks), 32 pp, with a note on the Pitjantjara cover design by Norman Tindale and a foreword by H.M. Cooper; a very good copy. This glossary is drawn primarily from various indigenous languages of …
STEWART, C.S. (Charles Samuel), 1795-1870
including scenes in Brazil, Peru, Manilla (sic), the Cape of Good Hope, and St. Helena. London : Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1832. Two volumes in one, thick octavo, contemporary half green morocco over marbled papered boards (rubbed), spine with raised bands and gilt lettering and ornament, hinges cracked, front free-endpaper with early presentation inscription 'To …
GOLDHAR, Pinchas, 1901-1947; COUNIHAN, Noel (illustrator)
Also titled: Derzeilungen fun Australie. Added romanised title page: Derzeilungen fun Australie / by P. Goldhar ; cover and illustrations by Noel Couniham (sic). Printed by York Press, Pty. Ltd., Melbourne. Melburn [Melbourne] : [The Author], 1939. Octavo, pictorial stiff wrappers featuring a linocut by Noel Counihan (edges worn, a couple of tape repairs, stains …
VALENTINE PUBLISHING CO. PTY. LTD.
Sydney & Melbourne : Valentine Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd., [c.1955]. Chromolithograph postcard, 140 x 80 mm, the design on front dated “1955” at lower right; with lift-up flap containing a concertina fold-out with 11 b/w photographic views of Lord Howe Island; the card has a handwritten message verso and is in fine condition.
[Sydney : D. Carter, 1946]. Folio, original printed wrappers (marked and creased); presentation copy inscribed by the author on the Preface page; pp , 73, roneo printed on rectos only; map, bibliography; a few annotations in French, else internally very clean. Text in French. Copies are recorded in five Australian collections (National Library of Australia; Newcastle …
N.H. SEWARD PTY. LTD.
1. Melbourne : Equity Trustees Company, . Franked receipt on company letterhead, 135 x 215 mm, manuscript date of 4 November 1948, being a receipt for £2, the ‘purchase money for 2 Volumes Capt. Cook’s second voyage’, paid into the trust account of M.J. Graves by legendary Melbourne bibliophile and collector Rollo Hammett; light creasing, else …
Parliament of Great Britain
By the Commissioners for managing and causing to be levied and collected HIs Majesty's Customs and other Duties 23d November 1832. [Great Britain : Parliament, 1833]. Quarto, disbound from a volume of H.M. Customs General Orders for 1833, [pp 12], with ink annotations. Contains a list of foreign goods that can be shipped duty free and …
PARKER, R.S. (Robert Stewart) et al.
Spring Forum ; 1955 ; Proceedings. Sydney : Australian Institute of Polictical Science, 1955. Quarto, original card covers, roneo printed, 90 pp, 1 folding table, 3 folding maps; a very good copy. Contains four papers delivered at the Armidale forum by R.S. Parker (New states for Australia : why new states?), J. MacDonald Holmes (The proposed …
Prahran, Vic. : Thos. Reynolds, [between 1930 and 1939]. Octavo, printed wrappers (pale foxing), pp 29, illustrated; internally fine, a good copy. Hoyle, J. Annotated bibliography of Australian domestic cookery books, 1860s to 1950, 1142. Copies are recorded in five Australian collections (Monash University Library; National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; …
Cover title: Adelaide illustrated : 31 present-day views. Melbourne : Robert Jolley, printed by Osboldstone & Co., [c.1908]. Small oblong quarto, publisher’s decorative card covers (upper wrapper with small mark), original silk ties, ownership inscription to title page,  plates with  half tone photographic views (photographer unknown); a very good copy. Copies of this edition are …
[Sydney : s.n., c.1904]. Colour illustrated card wallet, 135 x 190 mm, containing  photographic views of Sydney, each 125 x 185 mm, folding concertina style with  views recto and  verso, length 1000 mm when fully opened; designed to be mailed, this example was sent from Will Mansfield of Leichhardt to his friend …
[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.
[Cover title: Northern Territory]. Darwin, N.T. : Historical Society of the Northern Territory, [1974?]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 19 pp, photographic illustrations, map; a good copy.
[Darwin] Palmerston Printers, . Octavo, illustrated wrappers (sunned; light vertical crease); 36 pp, illustrations, maps. Two copies are recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia; Northern Territory Library)
AUSTRALIA. CITIES COMMISSION; AGIUS, McNALLY, HOLMWOOD
Milsons Point, N.S.W. : Agius, McNally, Holmwood, 1975. Large quarto, pictorial stiff wrappers, 64 pp, colour illustrations and maps; a very good copy. A condensed version of the detailed report by Hanson & Todd.