[Germany] : s.n., [circa 1880]. Group of 18 embossed die-cut scraps (designed for use in a child’s scrap album), from an Australian-themed series depicting scenes and individual figures including gold diggers, squatters, Aborigines, and ships, and including one scrap printed with the series title Australia; maximum diameter 55 mm, all in good condition. A lovely little …
MUNDY, Godfrey Charles (1804-1860)
Our antipodes, or, Residence and rambles in the Australasian colonies : with a glimpse of the gold fields.
London : Richard Bentley, 1854. Third edition, revised. Three volumes, octavo, original blue cloth, upper boards with stamped gilt design, spines with gilt lettering (heads and tails softened, edges rubbed), pastedowns with ownership inscription of Alfred Torrensl, pp. 410, 405, 431, illustrated with lithographed plates, contents clean and sound, a very good set. Not in …
SOLOMON & BARDWELL
Studio portrait of a wealthy lady in velvet, taffeta and lace. Ballarat or Maryborough, Victorian goldfields, 1865.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 98 x 61 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘Solomon & Bardwell, Photographers. Ballarat & Maryborough’; a strong print with rich tones and great clarity, in good condition with a few tiny ink marks; the mount is very clean. According to Davies & Stanbury (Mechanical Eye), Solomon & Bardwell operated a …
REILLY, Dianne & Jennifer CAREW
Melbourne : Library Council of Victoria, 1983. First edition. Quarto (295 x 260 mm), publisher’s gilt-lettered black cloth over boards, in pictorial dust jacket (lightly rubbed), pp 143, with 53 full-page photographic plates, introductory essay, notes and references; presentation inscription by one of the authors, Jenny Carew, on the half title; a very good copy. …
[GILL, S. T.]
[Melbourne] : s.n. (but “Printed in Austria”), [circa 1910]. Chromolithographic postcard, 90 x 135 mm, recto with reproduction of an S. T. Gill lithograph captioned ‘Queen’s Wharf, Melbourne, West End, in the “Fifties”‘ – a terrific, animated scene; verso with divided back; the illustrated front is in very good condition with a tiny blemish at upper …
[GILL, S. T.]
[Melbourne : s.n., circa 1910]. Chromolithographic postcard, 90 x 135 mm, recto with reproduction of an S. T. Gill lithograph captioned ‘National Model and Training School, Melbourne, in the “Fifties”‘, set within an embossed border; verso with divided back; the illustrated front and the unwritten back are in very good condition; the card was a little …
Amateur stereoview of a gold mining dredge on the Upper Ovens River, near Harrietville in the Victorian Alps. Circa 1912.
Stereoscopic photograph, silver gelatin prints, each image 100 x 75 mm, plain board mount 105 x 175 mm; verso with photographer’s typed label: ‘A gold-mining dredge on the Ovens River, about 12 miles from its source, left silted up, high, dry and useless, after the flood of September 1912’; fine condition.
[GILL, S. T.]
[Melbourne : s.n., circa 1910]. Chromolithographic postcard, 90 x 135 mm, recto with reproduction of an S. T. Gill lithograph captioned ‘The University of Melbourne in the “Fifties”‘, set within an embossed border; verso with divided back; the illustrated front is in superb condition, while the unwritten back has some old glue marks.
[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, spine a little sunned. Scholarly monograph on the topographical painter and printmaker, including his time …
ROYAL PRINCESS'S THEATRE (LONDON); [READE, Charles 1814-1884]
[GOLD RUSH] Royal Princess’s Theatre, Oxford Street. This evening, … It is Never Too Late To Mend! By Charles Reade, Esq.
London : s.n., . Programme, small octavo (178 x 120 mm),  pp; embossed decorative borders, front with lithographed view of the Royal Princess’s Theatre, centre pages with full cast list and detailed ‘Programme of Scenery’; Act III, which is titled ‘Life in Australia’ and is set on the goldfields, includes the scenes ‘Log Hut …
VICTORIA. MINES DEPARTMENT.
Mining surveyors’ & registrars’ reports : abstract of the reports furnished by the mining surveyors and registrars of Victoria to the Mining Department. For October, 1863.
Melbourne : Printed at the Herald Office, 1863. Octavo (210 mm), original printed wrappers (a little dusty and with some light foxing), string bound, pp 15; contents very clean, a good example. Abstracts of surveyors’ reports for the Colony of Victoria’s gold mining Districts: Ballaarat, Beechworth, Sandhurst, Maryborough, Castlemaine and Ararat. These six Districts are …
MaACARTNEY, John Neill
Comprising introduction for the year, comparison of yields, digest of dividends, table of depths, &c. progress and present position of the chief reefs, with alphabetical lists of companies, tribute companies, and tribute terms. With plans by H. B. Nicholas, C.E., Mining Surveyor and Inspector. Also, notes on the Bendigo Goldfields (illustrated,) by W. Nicholas, and …
W. BUTCHER & SONS LTD.
London : W. Butcher & Sons, [circa 1910]. Series: Our Colonies. Chapter III. Australia (from the Primus Junior Lecturers’ Series, no. 742). Complete set of 8 hand-coloured magic lantern glass slides (each 80 x 80 mm), housed in their original box with illustrated lid (fine), and including the rarely seen ‘Lantern Lecture Reading’ information sheet for this …
THEATRE ROYAL, EDINBURGH
[CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH] Theatre-Royal, Edinburgh. Second Night of the New Christmas Harlequinade . . . Thursday, December 20, 1849, Will be Performed . . . The Rivals!! . . . To conclude with the New Grand Comic Christmas Pantomime … entitled Little Boy Blue!! Or Harlequin and the Goblin Gnome of the Californian Gold Mines.
Written expressly for this Theatre by the Celebrated Nelson Lee, Esq., Poet Laureate to the Court of Fun and Metropolitan Pantomimic Association … … Edinburgh : Reid, Printer, Nottingham Place, 1849. Playbill, 430 x 235 mm; printed recto only; despite being printed on cheap, thin paper the broadside is remarkably well preserved: a little dusty …
Photographer and maker unknown.
[s.l., s.n., circa 1900]. Photographic glass magic lantern slide, 82 x 82 mm, with original manuscript caption label ‘Kalgurli (sic) Retreatment Plant’; in very good condition.
BARDWELL, William H. (1836-1929)
Self-portrait of William Bardwell, pioneer photographer of the Victorian goldfields. Melbourne, circa 1880.
Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 165 x 109 mm (mount), recto imprinted in gold across lower margin ‘Bardwell / 21 Collins Street East, Melbourne / Instantaneous Photographs’; verso blank; the print has a short horizontal indentation with a small surface abrasion at centre left edge, but is otherwise in very good condition; the mount is …