Books & Bookplates

  • # 18671

    McCALLUM, M.W. (Mungo William), 1854-1942

    Browning after a generation : The first presidential address to the Australian English Association, Sydney.

    Cover: Leaflet no. 3, May 1924. Sydney : Privately printed for members of the Association by H.T. Dunn, 1924. Duodecimo, original wrappers printed in red and black, 33 pp; upper corners a little dog-eared, title page with a mild foxing and a few light marks, off-setting on pp2-3, else a good copy. “”.

  • # 18742

    AYSCOUGH, Florence

    Friendly books on far Cathay

    (being a bibliography for the student) and a synopsis of Chinese history. Shanghai : Commercial Press, 1921. Octavo, printed wrappers (soiled), pp. pp. [iv]; 58. Scarce Shanghai imprint.

  • # 18885

    LINDSAY, Norman; SOUTER, D.H., et al.

    The Lone Hand : the Australian monthly. Vol. VIII, No. 44, December 1, 1910. Christmas number.

    Sydney : Printed and published by William Macleod for The Bulletin, 1910. Octavo, illustrated wrappers by Norman Lindsay (upper wrapper with short tears at fore-edge, short paper split at foot of spine, some chipping along spine); pp i-xvi; 89-176; xvii-liii. With articles on Australian bookplates by Bertram Stevens (with reproductions of bookplates), transportation in Australia by …

  • # 18494

    HARKER, John

    Amateur watercolour drawings of fungi. Hazel Grove, Lancaster, circa 1860.

    Watercolour on artist’s paper, 230 x 155 mm, signed and dated lower right ‘Hazel Grove. July 31st, J. Harker’; [together with] Unused bookplate of Dr. John Harker, Lancaster. Lithograph printed, 110 x 70 mm; scattered foxing. Dr. John Harker – though not the most accomplished watercolorist – was a keen amateur archaeologist. His paper describing his …

  • # 18495

    JOHNSON, James

    Two late eighteenth century bookplates of James Johnson

    Copperplate engraved on laid paper; 38 x 75 mm and 38 x 72 mm, respectively; the first printed ‘James Johnson, Student at Edinburgh. 1775’ and in Ms. ‘No. 76’; the second, probably from around 1780, ‘James Johnson, Surgeon, Lancaster’, and in ms. ‘No. 248’; toning evident on the earlier example. Two used bookplates belonging to …

  • # 18492

    STOUT, John (1763-1846)

    Late eighteenth century armorial bookplate of John Stout

    Copperplate engraving on wove paper, 100 x 60 mm; fine. An unused bookplate belonging to John Stout (1763-1846) of Dalton Square, Lancaster. Another example of John Stout’s bookplate is to be found in a copy of The whole works of Lavater on physiognomy (1790), held in the Thomas Fisher Library, University of Toronto.

  • # 18510

    LINDSAY, Lionel

    Bookplate for K. Brian Stonier

    Etching, 10 x 7.4 cm, created 1951. Signed in the image. A later impression

  • # 18025

    The House of Jade … offer exclusively rare books on China and the Chinese

    [cover title]. New York : The House of Jade, 1947. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 16, illustrated. Rare Book List No. 183. Catalogue of rare books and photographs on China.

  • # 18311


    The Bookplates of Norman Lindsay

    Adelaide: The Wakefield Press, 1944. Octavo, printed wrappers, 32pp. (label inside front wrapper) illustrated with tipped-in bookplates and a checklist of works completed. Limited to 400 copies.

  • # 17868

    TOMLINSON, H. M. (1873 - 1958)

    An illustrated catalogue of rare books on the East Indies and a letter to a friend by H. M. Tomlinson (presentation copy)

    London : The Java Head Bookshop, 1932. Octavo, papered boards, cloth spine, pp. 42, illustrated. Limited to 165 copies, this is copy number 2. The deluxe edition of the first catalogue of the Java Head Bookshop (a softcover on cheaper paper was also issued). Signed on the front free endpaper by H. M. Tomlinson and …

  • # 18051

    Catalogue of books dealing with North and South America.

    Including a collection of books on Latin American law and economico. For sale by Otto Lange, 132 via Serragli, Florence, Italy. Catalogue No. 43, 1922. Octavo, printed wrappers (brittle), pp. 156.

  • # 18079


    A list of books.

    Fowlers and Wells, Publishers, No. 308 Broadway, New York. 1854. Foolscap sheet (36 cm tall), folds as issued, wholesale order form for medical publications available for order, in the fields of phrenology, hydrotherapy, physiology, mesmerism and psychology, phonography and miscellaneous. Scarce American publishing ephemera.

  • # 18460

    KELLS, Stuart

    Rare : a life among antiquarian books.

    Foreword by Geoffrey Blainey. Sydney : Folio, 2011. Octavo, quarter black cloth over pictorial papered boards, upper board lettered and decorated in gilt and white, spine lettered in gilt; illustrated endpapers, a presentation copy inscribed by Kay Craddock for Claude Ullin on the verso of the half-title, signed on the title page by Stuart Kells, …

  • # 17510

    URE SMITH, Sydney

    The etchings of Sydney Ure Smith

    Sydney : Art in Australia, c. 1920. Quarto, printed wrappers over boards (soiled), contemporary owner’s name to front free endpaper, pp. 76, numerous illustrations including many tipped-in, images of bookplates. Limited to 300 copies.

  • # 17704


    The Hill of Content : books, art, music, people. (Signed copy)

    Sydney : Angus and Robertson, 1959. First edition. Octavo, boards with pictorial dust jacket, pp 246, illustrated. Reminiscences of the legendary Melbourne bookstore; inscribed by the shop’s owner A.H. Spencer on front endpaper.

  • # 18482

    WANTRUP, Jonathan

    Australian rare books 1788 – 1900

    Sydney : Hordern House, 1987. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, dust jacket, pp. x; 468; a fine copy. The standard reference on Australian rare books of the period.