[GILL, S. T.; CHEVALIER, Nicholas et al.]
Melbourne : Sands, Kenny & Co., and Sydney : Sands & Kenny, 1862. Oblong quarto, gilt-lettered cloth with elaborate gilt ornamentation and rules (neatly rebacked), all edges gilt, letterpress title page (tissue repairs to worn edges); engraved title page; 44 steel-engraved plates (including the title page), with accompanying descriptive letterpress text and interleaved guard sheets, …
FORDE, H. A.
Illustrated by A. S. Cope, Esq. London : Church Extension Association, [1884?]. Octavo, illustrated cloth (canted, lightly rubbed and stained), hinges split, frontispiece (dated 1884) with tissue guard, pp. [iv]; 167, light handling marks, else very good. Rare children’s book set in Melbourne and the gold fields in the 1850s. Two examples recorded in Australian …
Overpainted photographic portrait of a beautiful young woman with ringlets. Ballarat, Victorian goldfields, circa 1865.
Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 103 x 64 mm (mount), verso with imprint of John Wright, Artist, Sturt Street, Ballarat; the watercolour tinting has some mild surface rubbing and fading and there is a tiny abrasion near the top of the drapes, but the gold of the sitter’s brooch, locket chain …
General description of the Wiluna Gold Mines Ltd, Wiluna, Western Australia. (Prepared for the Members of the Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy).
[Wiluna, W.A.] : G. Morteson [for Wiluna Gold Mines Ltd.], . Small square quarto (245 x 210 mm), original cloth-backed paper wrappers, the upper wrapper featuring a map of Western Australia hand-drawn in black ink, with Wiluna marked in red and the names Meeka[tharra] and Laverton added later in pencil, the upper margin with typed …
[ANGAS, George French (1822-1886)]
Australia : a popular account of its physical features, inhabitants and productions, with the history of its colonization.
Published under the direction of the Committee of General Literature and Education, appointed by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, circa 1865. Duodecimo, gilt-decorated blue cloth (the upper board showing a gold miner), corners a little rubbed, all edges gilt, prize inscription to front free endpaper, folding frontispiece map printed …
DARRAGH, Thomas A.
The establishment and development of engraving and lithography in Melbourne to the time of the gold rush. (Deluxe edition)
Thumb Creek, N.S.W. : Garravembi Press, 1990. Octavo, gilt-lettered full leather, housed in a custom box with drawer tray, pp. 57, tipped-in plates, prospectus loosely enclosed, as well as order form, correspondence and ephemera. Limited to 425 copies. This is one of 23 copies specially bound for subscribers in full leather (the deluxe edition was …
Annerley (QLD) : Koro Press, 2018. Octavo, gilt-lettered black cloth, pp. [vi]; 90, illustrated. Signed by the author on the title page. Tempting Dame Fortune : a brief history of the Dee Gold Rush, Central Queensland chronicles the discovery of gold in the Central Queensland region in the early twentieth century.
Canberra, ACT ; [Melbourne] : National Library of Australia Publishing in Association with the State Library of Victoria, 2015. Quarto, illustrated cloth, pp. 255, illustrated. A fine copy. ‘Samuel Thomas Gill, or STG as he was universally known, was Australia’s most significant and popular artist of the mid-nineteenth century. For his contemporaries he epitomised ‘Marvellous …
MRS. QUONG TART [TART, Margaret]
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,  leaves of plates, short edge tears to pp. 51-52 and accompanying plate, else a very good …
CALLAGHAN, P., Junior (land agent)
Handbook and history of Western Australia, containing illustrations of its chief cities and towns, together with an illustrated history of early Melbourne, and views of the capital cities of Australia.
Melbourne : Robert Barr, 1893. quarto, gilt-lettered plum cloth (dulled and worn, small section of nibbling to spine), advertisements to pastedowns, pp. 52, preliminaries foxed, pen annotations to title page, printed in three columns, with numerous photographic and engraved illustrations, including including full-page maps of Western Australia and Perth and views of Albany, Geraldton, Fremantle, …
DUMAS, Alexandre (1802-1870)
Geordnet und herausgegeben von Alexander Dumas. Nach dem französischen Manuscripte vin Dr. G. F. W. Rüdiger. Zweiter Theil. Autorisirte Ausgabe. Pest, Wien und Leipzig : Hartleben’s Verlags-Expedition, 1855. Small octavo (180 x 112 mm), publisher’s printed buff wrappers (darkened, loss of paper along spine), pp 187; scattered foxing, but a good original copy. The second …
Scottish Australian Investment Company
(embracing all alterations made therein prior to 31st December 1855.). London : printed by Bradbury & Evans, 1855. Octavo, self-wrappers, stitchbound, central crease, pp. 32. ‘The firm was established in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1840 and commenced operations in Australia the following year. It was incorporated in England on 27 October 1856 as The Scottish Australian …
[ROWE, George]; BLAKE, Steven
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. Scholarly monograph on the topographical painter and printmaker, including his time in Australia on the …
VORLEY, Herbert Henry, 1839-1880 (attributed); LOCK, Henry Thomas; RING, James; [BOSWELL, Edward Blair Buchanan, 1860-1933]
[NEW ZEALAND] Large group of photographic views taken in and around Wesport and Charleston on the West Coast of the South Island, including gold mining scenes. 1870s-80s.
Group of seventeen albumen prints; sixteen are unmounted, in formats 140 x 200 mm (x14) or 180 x 240 mm (x2); one is 100 x 138 mm, laid down on a cabinet card mount (110 x 165 mm); most have handwritten captions and photographer’s name or initials in the negative; all but one have additional …
VORLEY, Herbert Henry, 1839-1880 (attributed); [BOSWELL, Edward Blair Buchanan, 1860-1933]
[NEW ZEALAND] Photographs of the gold rush townships of Charleston and Brighton, on the West Coast of the South Island, circa 1870.
Group of seven gelatin silver printing-out paper prints, all of which appear (on account of their exceptional clarity) to have been printed out from original late 1860s or early 1870s negatives at the beginning of the 20th century; six are in format 68 x 102 mm (approximately carte de visite size), and one is much …
Travels in Western Australia. Being a description of the various cities and towns, goldfields, and agricultural districts of that state.
London : William Heinemann, 1902. Second edition. Octavo, publisher’s red cloth boards with gilt vignettes (a black swan and a gold nugget) and lettering, previous owner’s wet stamp to half-title, pp. xv, 344, frontispiece with black-and-white photographic portrait of the author; illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographic plates; pages uncut, a fine copy, fresh and clean. …