Australia Pre 1850

  • # 27571

    LEAHY, Cathy and RYAN, Judith (editors)

    Colony : Australia 1770-1861 / Frontier wars

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria with Thames and Hudson, 2019. Second edition. Large quarto, black cloth boards in dust jacket, pp 373, illustrated in colour throughout; an as new copy. A scholarly and beautifully produced catalogue of an important exhibition of art and artefacts that presents the Australian colonial experience from European and Indigenous …

  • # 27556

    MORGAN, Gary

    Early Melbourne paintings

    Melbourne : The La Trobe Society and Roy Morgan Research, 2020. Revised edition. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [58], illustrated. Foreword by Alex Chernov AC QC, Governor of Victoria Self-written and published catalogue of an exhibition of colonial Melbourne paintings at Morgans at 401 in Collins Street, Melbourne, from December 7, 2012 and at Government House, …

  • # 27555

    HAWKINS, J. B.

    The influence of Scottish and Irish cabinet makers over the production of Australian colonial furniture in Sydney and Hobart before 1835

    Presentation by John Hawkins to the Furniture History Society (Australasia) Inc. March 12, 2008 and the creation and furnishing of Government House, Hobart. Adapted by Gary Morgan. Melbourne : The Roy Morgan Research Centre Pty Ltd, November 2009. Octavo, lettered wrappers, pp. 208, illustrated. Illustrated publication of a lecture on colonial furniture by John Hawkins …

  • # 26875

    TILLY, Onora (1773-1857)

    Letter to Port Phillip pioneer Charles Parker Tilly from his mother in Falmouth, Cornwall. Dated 9 July, 1839.

    [Entire letter]. Manuscript in ink written on 3 sides of a small quarto bifolium (230 x 185 mm); the outer side is addressed Mr. Charles Tilly, care of Messrs Welsh Eddy & Co. Merchants, Launceston, Van Diemen’s Land; the letter itself is headed Tremough, July 9th 1839, is addressed to My Beloved Children and is signed at …

  • # 27041

    INGLETON, Geoffrey Chapman.

    True Patriots All, or, News from Early Australia, as told in a collection of broadsides (deluxe edition with three signed etchings)

    Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1952. Quarto, gilt-titled half-calf over buckram (lightly sunned and a couple of small scuffs), 280pp. reproducing illustrated broadsides with Australian content. The deluxe edition, limited to 150 signed copies, bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, and containing three original etchings signed by Ingleton. An exploration on ephemeral early printings concerning Australia, …

  • # 27548

    LEAHY, Cathy and RYAN, Judith (editors)

    Colony : Australia 1770-1861 / Frontier wars

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria with Thames and Hudson, 2019. Second edition. Large quarto, black cloth boards in dust jacket, pp 373, illustrated in colour throughout; an as new copy. A scholarly and beautifully produced catalogue of an important exhibition of art and artefacts that presents the Australian colonial experience from European and Indigenous …

  • # 26835

    COLE, Dr. F. Hobill

    Catalogue of original paintings & drawings by early Australian artists from the art collection of Dr. F. Hobill Cole.

    [Cover title : The Dr. F. Hobill Cole collection of early Australian pictures]. Melbourne : The Fine Art Society in conjunction with Leonard Joel, 1923. Quarto, lettered wrapper (split to spine), bookplate inside upper wrapper, pp. 30,  tipped-in colour and black and white illustrations. Includes works by Henry Burn, S. T. Gill, J. Skinner Prout, …

  • # 27117

    LANG, John Dunmore

    The question of questions! or, Is this colony to be transformed into a province of the Popedom? : a letter to the Protestant landholders of New South Wales. 

    [Sydney? : s.n.], 1841. Octavo (210 x 134 mm), disbound, pp 61 pp; a very clean copy. Polemical work by the prolific Sydney Presbyterian clergyman, educationalist, and politician, Rev. John Dunmore Lang (1799-1878). Ferguson, 3235.

  • # 27272

    WILSON, H. Margaret

    Sarah Theodosia and the Hall family

    Perth, W.A. : H.M. Wilson, 1994. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 44, illustrated. Scarce study of the Hall family who settled in Mandurah in the 1830s.

  • # 26476

    [JONES, William]

    [MAORI] Children brought to Christ. = Ka mau-ria nga ta-ma-ri-ki ki Te Ka-rai-ti.

    [Sydney, N.S.W. : Jones, Printer, Bridge Street, c.1833]. Broadsheet, 450 x 390 mm, letterpress printed; old horizontal and vertical crease, pale foxing, a very good example. Text in English and Māori. A rare broadside printed around 1833 by William Jones of Bridge Street, Sydney, for use in Church Missionary Society schools. It is a lesson …

  • # 26492

    JONES, William (printer)

    Morning Prayer [and] Evening Prayer.

    Sydney : [William] Jones, Printer, Bridge-street, [circa 1835]. Pair of broadsides, each 450 x 390 mm, printed on letterpress; both examples with an old central horizontal fold and toning, the Morning Prayer sheet with some insect damage around the fold and at top right corner (no loss of text); both unmounted. These rare companion broadsides were …

  • # 27453

    ECCLESTON, Gregory C.

    Granville Stapylton : Australia Felix 1836 : second in command to Major Mitchell (signed copy)

    Melbourne : Evandale Publishing, 2018. Oblong quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. xix; 250; 46 pages of plates, a fine, new copy, signed by the author. “Granville Stapylton Australia Felix 1836 Second-in-command to Major Mitchell is based on the true journals of the pioneer land surveyor Granville Stapylton when he accompanied Major Thomas Mitchell on the famous ‘Australia …

  • # 26954

    COOPER, John Butler

    The History of Prahran : from its first settlement to a city.

    Compiled by order of the Prahran Council. Melbourne : Modern Printing Co. Pty. Ltd., 1912. First edition. Octavo, gilt-decorate cloth (small stain), portrait frontispiece, pp. xii; 338, photographic plates.

  • # 26482

    PLUMRIDGE & BARNES; [BLAXLAND, Louisa Australia, 1807-1888]

    Louisa Australia Blaxland, late of Newington.

    [Title from inscription verso]. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 95 x 62 mm (mount); verso with imprint of Plumridge & Barnes, 158 Regent St., London W,, and fully contemporary inscription in pencil identifying the sitter as Louisa Australia Blaxland, late of Newington; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. Possibly the …

  • # 26682

    WANTRUP, Jonathan

    Australian rare books 1788 – 1900

    Sydney : Hordern House, 1987. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, dust jacket (light handling marks), pp. x; 468. The standard reference on Australian rare books of the period.

  • # 26216

    MRS. QUONG TART [TART, Margaret]

    The life of Quong Tart ; or, how a foreigner succeeded in a British community.

    Sydney : W.M. Maclardy, 1911. Octavo, original blind blocked blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and design to upper board, gilt lettered spine (very slightly sunned, with a couple of small chips), without the loose errata slip, 99 pp, [18] leaves of plates, short edge tears to pp. 51-52 and accompanying plate, else a very good …