Australia Pre 1850

  • # 26698

    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, …

  • # 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 …

  • # 26281

    CARLISLE, Leslie J.

    Australian historical medals 1788-1988 (with Supplementary Price Guide)

    Sydney : Leslie J. Carlisle, 2008. Thick folio, cloth in dustjacket (sunned, corners a little bumped, a couple of short tears to head of jacket), pp. xx; (ii); 681, extensively illustrated. Loosely enclosed : the 20 page Supplementary Price Guide. The standard reference in the field, a scholarly and substantial publication printed in small numbers …

  • # 26597

    FLOWER, Cedric

    The antipodes observed. Prints and print makers of Australia 1788 – 1850

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 1975. Oblong quarto, boards in dustjacket (spine slightly sunned), pp. 139, extensively illustrated. One of the standard reference books on colonial printmaking in Australia.

  • # 26303

    KELLY, David St. L.

    Convict and free : the master furniture-makers of New South Wales 1788-1851

    Kew, Victoria : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2014. Quarto, green cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket, 377 pp, 24 full-page colour plates and black-and-white illustrations in the text; a new copy. A superbly produced publication, one which will surely become an essential reference on the subject. The biographies and work of more than 80 of the leading …

  • # 11262

    MUIR, Thomas (1765-1799) [HAMILTON, George]

    The telegraph; a consolatory epistle : from Thomas Muir, Esq. of Botany Bay,

    to the Hon. Henry Erskine, late Dean of Faculty. [Edinburgh? : s.n., 1796]. Quarto, disbound, pp 11, [1], front with manuscript note in pencil referring to Muir’s handwriting and Hunter’s Hill, dated 1820, old horizontal fold throughout, otherwise a good copy. One of three variant quarto editions, this being the issue with signature B on page …

  • # 26198

    BRIDE, Thomas Francis

    Letters from Victorian pioneers

    Being a series of papers on the early occupation of the colony, the aborigines etc. Melbourne : the Trustees of the Public Library, 1898. Octavo, lettered cloth (light wear), pale foxing to endpapers, previous owner’s name to half-title, pp 325. folding map (short tear). Interesting letters about the foundation of Port Phillip colony, including descriptions …

  • # 25917

    MAYNARD, John

    True light and shade : an aboriginal perspective of Joseph Lycett’s art

    Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2014. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 168, illustrated. ‘True light and shade’ is filled with beautiful images by convict artist Joseph Lycett that powerfully capture in intimate detail Aboriginal life, a rare record of Aboriginal people within the vicinity of Newcastle and how they adapted to European settlement before cultural …

  • # 26334

    SMITH, Bernard

    European vision and the South Pacific 1768-1850.

    A study in the history of art and ideas. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1960. First edition. Quarto, publisher’s navy cloth over boards, in dust jacket, tape marks to endpapers and adjoining leaves, fore edge foxed, 287 pp, with 171 b/w plates; internally very clean and sound, a good copy of the scarce first edition. …

  • # 25735

    ROGER, Barthelemy (1767-1841, engraver); LESUEUR, Charles Alexandre (1778-1846 , artist)

    Nouvelle-Hollande. Vases, armes, pêche

    [Paris : Arthus Bertrand, Libraire-Éditeur, 1824]. Copperplate stipple engraving with original hand colouring, 315 x 244 mm (plate mark), 365 x 280 mm (sheet), titled in the image lower centre, number 30 printed upper right. Source : Voyage de découvertes aux terres Australes. Exécuté par ordre de sa Majesté l’Empereur et Roi, sur les corvettes …

  • # 25734

    ROGER, Barthelemy (1767-1841, engraver); LESUEUR, Charles Alexandre (1778-1846 , artist)

    Terre de Diémen. Armes et ornemens

    [Paris : Arthus Bertrand, Libraire-Éditeur, 1824]. Copperplate stipple engraving with original hand colouring, 315 x 244 mm (plate mark), 365 x 280 mm (sheet), titled in the image lower centre, number 9 printed upper right. Small brown stain in centre of image, light soiling, short tears to the lower margin. Source : Voyage de découvertes …

  • # 25717

    DALEY, Charles

    The history of South Melbourne from the foundation of settlement at Port Phillip to the year 1938.

    Compiled by order, for the Council of the City of South Melbourne. Melbourne : Robertson & Mullens, 1940. Octavo, original cloth (spine dulled), with two folding maps, plates, internally clean, a very good copy. Scarce.

  • # 5262

    MENSCH, G.

    [GOLD RUSH; BUSHRANGERS] Die Goldgräber ; oder in den Goldminen und unter den Buschkleppern

    und Wilden Australiens : Natur- und Culturbilder aus dem fünften Weltheil. Leipzig : F.M. Gebhardt’s Verlag, [1878?]. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s pictorial boards (corners bumped) with red cloth spine, pp 276, [4] colour plates, scattered foxing, a sound copy. Text in German Fraktur. Based on the writer’s experiences on the Central Victorian goldfields, with accounts …

  • # 4168


    Promissory note for Hepburn and Leonard, stock agents, Ballarat, 1864.

    Ballaarat : Printed by W.M. Brown [for Hepburn and Leonard], manuscript date of 13th Sept., 1864. 100 x 210 mm, promising that Donald McKay will pay the company of Hepburn and Leonard the sum of Thirty-six pounds nineteen shillings [MS entry] for stock received, due on 16th October 1864 and payable at the London Chartered …

  • # 22238

    SIDNEY, Samuel

    The three colonies of Australia : New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia; their pastures, copper mines & gold fields

    London : Ingram, Cooke & Co., 1852. First edition. Octavo, gilt-lettered blue cloth (edges rubbed), pp. 427, all edges gilt, illustrated with engravings. History of the Australian colonies with a section on the gold rush. Ferguson 15679