TAYLOR, J.T.E.; MOREHEAD, R.A.A.
Letter from a mining surveyor reporting on the Bon Accord copper mine at Burra, South Australia. June, 1848.
Manuscript in ink on laid paper, bifolium, [1 1/2] pp, foolscap folio (320 x 200 mm), headed “Bon Accord” Mine, 1st June 1848; signed at foot J.T.E. Taylor; outer side with address panel addressed to R.A.A. Morehead Esq., Scottish Australian Investment Co., O’Connell Street, Sydney; endorsed by the sender loose letter and per Juno, with …
RUSDEN, G. W.
London : Chapman and Hall and Melbourne and Sydney : George Robertson, 1883. Three volumes, octavo, publisher’s green cloth, lettered in gilt, joints cracked, bookplate of H. L. White to endpaper, else a fine set.
GRIEVE, Thomas (1799-1882); TELBIN, William (1812-1873); MARSHALL, Charles (1806-1890)
[GOLD RUSH] “The Overland Mail to India, frequently the route to Australia, by parties wishing to avoid a long sea voyage”. Broadside for Grieve and Telbin’s moving panorama The Overland Mail, exhibited by Charles Marshall at the Greenwich Lecture Hall, London, October 1853.
Deptford-Bridge, Greenwich : William Flashman, printer, . Broadside, 740 x 240 mm, recto only in black ink in various fonts; old horizontal fold, left hand edge a little roughened on upper section and closely trimmed on the lower half; otherwise in very good condition. The so-called Overland Route to India – and, by extension, to …
PROESCHEL, F[rederick] (1809 - 1870)
Compiled and reduced from the government maps. [Melbourne : F. Proeschel, 1859]. Map measuring 470 x 525 mm, steel engraved by J. Grieve, laid on linen, the map with original hand colouring showing the delineation of counties and location of the gold fields, with inset maps of the world on Mercator’s projection, the southern hemisphere …
[London : Joseph, Myers & Co., 1862] (printed in Hamburg by C. Adler’s Printing Establishment). Twenty-eight steel engraved vignettes cut from the original ephemeron, which was an illustrated diecut folding card in the shape of a rose, pasted on to an old album sheet. A significant and very rare Melbourne publication of the gold rush …
[GERSTÄCKER, Friedrich, 1816-1872]; WILLIAMS, Sophus (photographer); HADER, E. (artist)
Albumen print photograph of a painted portrait, carte de visite format, 107 x 67 mm (mount), recto of mount with facsimile autograph of the famous writer, along with the artist’s details: ‘E. Hader pinxit’, the publisher’s copyright statement: ‘1882. Gesetzlich geschützt’, and the imprint of the photographer and publisher: ‘Photographie und Verlag v. Sophus Williams, …
Melbourne : Kildrummie Press, 1993. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 38, illustrated. Presentation copy from the author.
GILL, Samuel Thomas (1818 - 1880); TINGLE, J.
Steel engraving, vignette approximately 100 x 160 mm, on sheet 205 x 275 mm, uncoloured as issued, a couple of small spots of foxing and faint tide mark to margin not affecting the image. Published in the volume Victoria Illustrated, Melbourne and Sydney : Sands & Kenny; and Geelong : Thomas Brown, 1857 (Ferguson 9924; Wantrup 260a). …
TROEDEL, Charles (1836-1906), publisher
Respectfully dedicated to, and patronized by His Excellency Sir Charles Darling, K.C.B.. by the lithographer and publisher, Charles Troedel. 73, Collins St. E. Melbourne. Melbourne : Charles Troedel, circa 1864. Oblong folio, 412 x 535 mm, publisher’s half red roan over gilt-lettered green cloth (edges rubbed, spine split), front free endpaper creased with edge loss, …
WESTERN AUTRALIA. GOVERNMENT TOURIST BUREAU.
[Perth, W.A. : Government Tourist Bureau, 1928]. Small quarto, original stiff printed wrappers printed in black on gold paper, 23,  pp (designed to be folded into the covers), half tone photographic illustrations, Govt. printer’s date of 1928 on the final page, some pale foxing to the outer leaves, otherwise a fine copy. An attractively …
[GOLD MINING] Photograph album compiled by a globetrotting mining engineer between 1900 and 1910, with his unique panoramic views of the King of the Hills mine in Western Australia, and topographical views in West Africa, Colombia, and the Caucasus, many of them documenting gold mining enterprises.
Late nineteenth century photograph album, oblong folio (280 x 370 mm), half calf over black crushed morocco ruled in gilt (heavily worn, front board detached), all edges gilt, containing a total of 150+ silver gelatin photographs (and one albumen print) mounted on thick leaves; over 50 of the photographs were taken with a special panoramic …
COUNIHAN, Noel et al.
Melbourne : Popular Print Art Group, 1954. Quarto, lettered paper portfolio (a little edge-worn, the tipped-on Noel Counihan linocut on the front panel with a corner creased), four sheets letterpress and fourteen original linocuts of the Eureka Rebellion by Ray Wenban, Noel Counihan, Pat O’Connor, Peter Miller, Ailsa O’Connor, Len Gale, Ernie McFarlane, Maurice Carter, …
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
COLLINS, H. G.
London : H. G. Collins, circa 1852. Map with original hand colouring, lithographed from an engraving by J. Archer, 315 x 715 mm, dissected and laid on linen, showing the routes of emigrant ships from Britain to the colonies and distant lands, the map format unusually extended ‘in an east and west direction to show …
COLLINS, H. G.
London : H. G. Collins, circa 1853. Map with original hand colouring, lithographed from an engraving by J. Archer, 310 x 705 mm (border of map), archival tape repairs to a couple of folds, showing the routes of emigrant ships from Britain to the colonies and distant lands, the map format unusually extended ‘in an …
CHAMBERLAYNE, I. (Israel) (1795-1875)
The Australian Captive; or, An Authentic Narrative of fifteen years in the life of Wm. Jackman. In which, among various other adventures, is included a forced residence of a year and a half among the cannibals of Nuyts’ Land, on the coast of the Great Australian Bight. Also including, with other appendices, Australia and its Gold, from the latest and best authorities…
New York : C. M. Saxton, 1859. Third edition. Small octavo, original blind blocked black coth over boards, spine lettered in gilt (spine slightly rolled, front joint with short split in cloth); 2 lithographed frontispiece portraits of Jackman depicted in western clothing and as a naked “captive” (the first with small portion of loss at …