Australia Pre 1850

  • # 28845

    [ROWE, George]; BLAKE, Steven

    George Rowe, artist and lithographer 1796-1864

    The catalogue of an exhibition held at – Art Gallery and Museum, Cheltenham, 21 August-2 October 1982, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, 30 October-11 December 1982. Exhibition organised and catalogue written by Steven Blake. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 72, illustrated, spine a little sunned. Scholarly monograph on the topographical painter and printmaker, including his time …

  • # 28483

    WALKER, Thomas (1804-1886)

    [PORT PHILLIP]. A month in the bush of Australia.

    Journal of one of a party of gentlemen who recently travelled from Sydney to Port Philip [sic] : with some remarks on the present state of the farming establishments and society in the settled parts of the Argyle country. London : J. Cross, 1838. Octavo, modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt-lettered leather label to spine, pp. iv; 54, internally …

  • # 28807

    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 …

  • # 28347

    EVANS, Susanna

    Historic Sydney as seen by its early artists

    Sydney : Doubleday, 1983. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 160, illustrated in colour and black and white. The history of Australia’s first city told through its colonial artists.

  • # 28427

    MAWE, John (1764-1829)

    The voyager’s companion, or shell collector’s pilot;

    with instructions and directions where to find the finest shells; also for preserving the skins of animals; and the best methods of catching and preserving insects &c. &c. &c. London : printed for and sold by the author, and by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1825. Fourth edition. Duodecimo, full polished calf (corners …

  • # 28438

    CLARK, John Heaviside, ca. 1770-1863; [LEWIN, John William 1770-1819]

    The dance

    London : Edward Orme, 1813. Hand coloured aquatint, 240 x 185 mm (plate line), 315 x 225 mm (sheet), fine condition. A fine early image of a dance performed at a corroboree in New South Wales. From Orme’s Supplement to Foreign Field Sports, titled Field sports of the native inhabitants of New South Wales, originally published in …

  • # 28595

    FELDHEIM, J. (Julius)

    Victoria old and new, a pictorial contrast : history of the growth of Victoria,

    with comparative illustrations of the fifties and to-day. [Cover title: Victoria old &​ new, 1850-1912, a contrast]. Melbourne : Lake, Sons &​ Cowell, 1912. Quarto, publisher’s striking pictorial wrappers (short paper split at head of spine, otherwise superb); [78] pp, chiefly black and white plates, an exceptional copy. “The views of early Victoria are authentic reproductions …

  • # 28781

    ELDERSHAW, M. MBarnard

    The life and times of Captain John Piper

    Illustrated by Adrian Feint. Sydney : Benjamin Waite for the Australian Limited Editions Society, 1939. Quarto, gilt-lettered maroon polished calf over bevelled boards, scarce paper dustjacket (a couple of small chips), publisher’s slipcase box with paper title label, illustrated endpapers, pp. xvi; 201, fore and lower edges uncut, illustrations by Adrian Feint, a fine copy. …

  • # 28775


    Australian colonial portraits

    Hobart : Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 1979. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp.72, illustrated. Rodius, Chevalier, Gould, McCrae, Bock, Allport, Angus, Gill, Backler etc.

  • # 28676

    BROADBENT, James

    The Australian colonial house

    Architecture and society in New South Wales 1788-1842. Sydney : Hordern House in association with the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 1997. Quarto, cloth covered boards, pictorial dust jacket, pp. 400, limited to 2000 copies, contains 24 colour plates and over 100 monochrome plates, contains in-depth academic text on the architecture of houses …

  • # 28631

    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 …

  • # 28523

    JONES, John

    Robert Dowling. Tasmanian son of Empire

    Melbourne : NGV, 2010. Octavo, illustrated boards, pp. 192, illustrated.

  • # 28474

    RADFORD, Ron; HYLTON, Jane

    Australian colonial art : 1800 – 1900

    Adelaide : Art Gallery Board of South Australia, 1995. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 216 pp. illustrated. As new copy. An excellent survey of Australian colonial art reproducing important works by Eugene von Guerard, Nicholas Chevalier, John Lewin, Conrad Martens, John Glover, Robert Dowling, Alexander Schramm, Martha Berkley, Tom Roberts, David Davies, W. C. Piguenit, Arthuir …

  • # 27893

    "Giacomo di Rosenberg" (James Tucker)

    Ralph Rashleigh, or the life of an exile (deluxe edition)

    Now first published from the original manuscript. Edited with introduction and notes by Colin Roderick, M. A. Sydney and London : Angus and Robertson, 1952. Folio, gilt-lettered quarter crushed morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, gilt-decorated cloth, top edge gilt, pictorial map endpapers (signed Mayo), etched frontispiece titled ‘Port Hunter, 1832’ by Geoffrey Ingleton, signed …

  • # 28414

    LANG, John Dunmore (1799-1878)

    Account of the steps taken, in England, with a view to the establishment of an academic institution, or college, in New South Wales

    : and to demonstrate the practicability of effecting an extensive emigration of the industrious classes from the mother country to that colony. Sydney : Printed by Stephens and Stokes, 1831. Octavo, old marbled wrappers, pp 27; first 2 leaves with minor creasing flaws, light foxing, pale water stain to top edges; a good copy. A …