Gold Rush

  • # 32905

    GRISHIN, Sasha

    S.T. Gill & his audiences

    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 …

  • # 32879

    [ROWE, George]; BLAKE, Steven

    George Rowe, artist and lithographer 1796-1864

    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 creased. Scholarly monograph on the topographical painter and printmaker, including his time …

  • # 31798

    CHEVALIER, Thomas (1828-1898)

    A pair of studio portraits of a husband and wife. Bendigo, Victorian goldfields, circa 1865.

    Two albumen print photographs in identical carte de visite format, 101 x 64 mm (mounts); versos imprinted ‘Photographed by Chevalier & Co., (Next Commercial Hotel), Pall Mall, Sandhurst’; both prints have beautiful tones and excellent clarity; the portrait of the woman has some mottling in the negative, and both mounts have some very light foxing. …

  • # 32332


    Astley’s Royal Amphitheatre. Amakosa! or Scenes of Kaffir Warfare … [and] “In For a Dig,” or, Life at the Diggings.

    The Audience are requested to have in mind, that, despite the sudden change from England to Australia, that the action in the first and second scenes is NOT simultaneous … … Lambeth : J. W. Peel, Printer to the Establishment, 25 April 1853. Double-page playbill, 380 x 510 mm; lithograph printed; original central fold, some …

  • # 32311

    MARTIN, Montgomery (c. 1803 - 1868)

    Australia : comprising New South Wales, Victoria or Port Philip, South Australia and Western Australia :

    their history, topography, condition, resources, statistics, gold discoveries, mines of copper, lead, etc., etc. : general information for emigrants, merchants, manufacturers and shipowners with the latest official intelligence published under the authority of Her Majesty’s government. London : John Tallis and Company, [1855]. Quarto, blind embossed full calf, spine in compartments with gilt ornamentation and …

  • # 31549

    "Garryowen" (FINN, Edmund, 1819-1898)

    The chronicles of early Melbourne, 1835 to 1852. Historical, anecdotal and personal, by “Garryowen”

    Centennial edition with portraits and illustrations. Melbourne : Fergusson and Mitchell, 1888. First edition. Two volumes, quarto, gilt-decorated roan (edges rubbed, as commonly found, the upper joint to the first volume split), all edges gilt, pen inscription to preliminary blank, pp. xiv; 1000, numerous lithographed illustrations, the occasional spot of foxing, overall a very good set. …

  • # 22673

    [GILL, S.T.]

    Twenty-eight engraved vignettes of Melbourne from The Melbourne Rose.

    [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 …

  • # 28163

    Maker unknown.

    Australian Gold Dust.

    [Title from manuscript label on mount]. [U.K.? : s.n., probably before 1860]. Microscope slide, 76 x 26 mm, maker’s manuscript label to mount; sealed underneath the circular glass (diameter 13 mm) at the centre of the mount is a quantity of specimens of gold dust (unspecified nett weight); the glass has a hairline crack but …

  • # 31178

    [GILL, S. T.]

    The Melbourne Rose. Part II.

    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 …

  • # 29755

    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 …

  • # 30966

    TIPPING, Marjorie

    An artist on the goldfields. The diary of Eugene von Guerard

    Melbourne : Currey O’Neil, 1982. Quarto, boards in dust jacket, pp. 84, illustrated, a very good copy.

  • # 30358


    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 …

  • # 30085

    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], [1859]. 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. …

  • # 29368

    [CRUIKSHANK]. MAYHEW, Henry, editor

    The Comic Almanack and Diary 1851 (coloured version)

    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 …

  • # 30437

    McCULLOCH, Alan

    Artists of the Australian gold rush

    Melbourne : Lansdowne Editions, 1977. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. xiii; 214, illustrated, a very good copy of a well researched and scholarly reference.

  • # 30217

    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 …