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 to the spine and a couple of very minor flecks), without the loose errata slip, previous owner’s name neatly inscribed to endpaper, 99 pp,  leaves of plates, a …
[GILL, S. T.]
London : Joseph, Myers & Co., 1862 (printed in Hamburg by C. Adler’s Printing Establishment). Chromolithographed and engraved folding card in the shape of a rose, custom mounted in a perspex display stand, with the original gilt-printed envelope honouring Burke and Wills (two old tape stains); a very good example. A significant and very rare …
CEARNS, W. G.
[SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHY] Six studio portraits of actors in costume. Castlemaine, Victorian goldfields, 1869-71.
Six albumen print photographs in carte de visite format, 102 x 64 mm (mounts), versos with the highly decorative imprint of ‘W. G. Cearns, Photographer, Mostyn Street (one door from Market Square), Castlemaine‘; one of the backs also bears a caption in ink which identifies the actor on the front as ‘John Brown’; three of …
[HOY, S. G.]; WARD, E.
[CHINESE IN AUSTRALIA] Telegram addressed to Sydney merchant S. G. Hoy advising of the arrival of boxes of opium at the New England mining township of Tingha, New South Wales, September 1879.
[Sydney]. New South Wales Electric Telegraph. Colonial and Intercolonial Lines. Telegram form. 218 x 213 mm, printed in orange on blue paper with manuscript entries in ink recording a message received from Tingha Station on 1 September 1879, addressed to S. G. Hoy, 315 Cumberland Street, Sydney, from E. Ward, Tingha: ‘Received two telegram and …
Melbourne : Currey O’Neil, 1982. Quarto, boards in dust jacket, pp. 84, illustrated, a very good copy.
In Memory of John Dowel Whittle, who was drowned off Cape Otway (Bass St.), N.W. 10 miles, 7 a.m., 29th July, 1852, aged 23 years.
[Melbourne, s.n., 1852]. Broadside, 210 x 150 mm, printed on one side only, text set within decorative border surrounding the heading and Psalm LXIX, and with a fully contemporary annotation at top left, ‘P. & O. S. “Chusan” 1st arrival at Port Phillip’; in fine condition, mounted on card and housed in a modern frame with …
CAMERON, Roderick William, Sir (1823-1900)
Australia Pioneer Line … Carrying the United States Mails … From Pier 18 East River. The noble clipper ship “Thomas H. Perkins” … For Sydney, N.S.W.
[New York] : Nesbitt & Co. printers [for R. W. Cameron], . Clipper card, 150 x 92 mm, lithograph printed recto only in red and blue on glossy white card; some toning, verso with old glue stains. Scarce clipper card advertising a sailing of the ship Thomas H. Perkins from New York to Sydney in October 1859. …
[CRUIKSHANK]. MAYHEW, Henry, editor
Illustrated by George Cruikshank and H. G. Hine. London: David Bogue, 1851. Octavo, gilt-decorated flush cut cloth covered boards (rebacked, cloth reinforcement to spine, endpapers replaced, pp. 64, 24 (adverts.), extensively illustrated throughout, folding frontispiece by Cruikshank, fine original hand colouring. The frontispiece is an etching measuring 165 x 410mm, titled ‘Probable effects of over female …
Melbourne : Lansdowne Editions, 1977. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. xiii; 214, illustrated, a very good copy of a well researched and scholarly reference.
BOYD, Charles, 1827-1897 (printer); [CLISSOLD, Stephen Thomas, 1825-1898]
Complimentary Dinner to S. T. Clissold, Esq., P.M., at Craig’s Royal Hotel, Ballarat on Friday, September 18th., 1863.
Chairman – R. Le Poer Trench, Esq., Vice-Chairman – Robert Lewis Esq., C.M.C., James Baker, Esq., Hon.Sec. Boyd, Printer, Ballarat. Lithograph printed on silk in oval format, 105 x 80 mm (irregular), laid down on the original tissue backing, 220 x 190 mm, with original paper lace overlay, 220 x 190 mm; two light vertical and …
LONDON STEREOSCOPIC & PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPANY
[GOLD RUSH] Case of Australian gold and gold-washing apparatus at the London International Exhibition of 1862.
Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each individual image 75 x 75 mm (arched format), original yellow mount 834 x 174 mm, recto of mount with printed caption ‘The International Exhibition of 1862 ; No. 144.- Case of Australian gold, and gold washing apparatus’, and photographer’s imprint ‘London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company’; verso blank; both albumen prints are …
TAYLOR, Tom (1817-1880)
[GOLD RUSH] New Holborn Theatre Royal … This Evening, Saturday June 8th … The Antipodes! Or, The Ups and Downs of Life. By Tom Taylor, Esq.
Author of “Still Waters Run Deep”, “Plot and Passion”, “The Ticket of Leave Man” &c. &c. The Extensive Scenery designed and painted by Mr. William Telbin, Mr. Telbin, Jun., Mr. H. P. Hall and Assistants. The Appointments by Mr. A. Lloyds. Costumes by Mr. S. May. The Music composed and arranged by Mr. G. Richardson …
Albumen print photograph, 150 x 200 mm; laid down on a section of the original album mount of thin card; a superb print with excellent tonal range and clarity; some scattered, faint foxing in the sky area, else in fine condition. During the 1890s gold rush on the Eastern Goldfields, the use of a water …
[NETTLETON, Charles, 1826-1902]
Photograph album, quarto (270 x 220 mm), original full black morocco over heavy boards, upper board with gilt-tooled ornament and title, silk endpapers, the front free-endpaper with a contemporary inscription in ink: ‘A Souvenir of Victoria. To Mrs. Rose from A. & S. M. Melbourne, 4th January 1882’; containing  albumen print photographs individually mounted …
Showing the march of improvement made by the Colony within those periods, in town and country, cities and diggings. London : Chapman and Hall, 1859. Two volumes, octavo, gilt-lettered publisher’s blue embossed cloth (spines dulled, corners bumped, repair to head and foot of spines), previous owner’s name stamped to endpapers, pp. xvi; 381; x; 360; …