Gold Rush

  • # 20276

    JOHNSTONE, O'SHANNESSY & CO.

    Photograph of the R.H. Horne portrait medallion by Charles Summers, Melbourne, circa 1865.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm (mount), recto with contemporary inscription in ink ‘R.H. Horne’, verso with a second inscription in the same hand ‘From a medallion by C. Summers, Melbourne’, and imprinted ‘Johnstone, O’Shannessy & Co. Artist Photographers, 3 Bourke Street, East, next the Post Office, Melbourne’; both the albumen print …

  • # 20479

    CLIFFORD, Robert (c.1842-1905); HOY, Choie (Charles) Sew (c.1838-1901)

    Portrait of Chinese community leader, merchant and gold-dredger Choie Sew Hoy and an unidentified European woman, Dunedin, New Zealand, 1870-73.

    Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 104 x 64 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘R. Clifford, Artist, Fleet Street, Dunedin’; the albumen print is in very good condition with a couple of light surface marks; the faces of both sitters have subtle pink tinting, and the lady’s hair ribbon is tinted light …

  • # 20777

    HEMUS & HALL. [HEMUS, James, 1860-1936]

    Man mounted on a racing camel near Coolgardie, Western Australian goldfields, late 1890s.

    Albumen print photograph, 150 x 200 mm, manuscript caption in negative lower left: ‘A Thoroughbred Racer’, and at lower right: ‘Hemus & Hall Photos’; laid down on its original nineteenth century album page of thin card; the print is in good condition, with some pale foxing in the sky area. ‘James William Hemus (born 1860, …

  • # 20924

    MOSER, Barry (1940 - )

    Gold rush. Twenty-five wood engravings by Barry Moser on a theme of the discovery and mining of gold in America, Africa and Australia.

    With a note on those prints by the artist. Los Angeles : Arundel Press, 1985. Folio, gilt lettered black cloth clamshell box, 7 leaves text; 25 original wood engravings each hand-signed by the artist. Printed for the Arundel Press by Harold McGrath at the Hampshire Typothetae in West Hatfield, Massachusetts on Rives BFK. Limited to …

  • # 20795

    GILL, Samuel Thomas (1818 - 1880); TINGLE, J.

    Ballaarat, looking N. W. from Mount Bunningyong, 1857

    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). …

  • # 20799

    GILL, Samuel Thomas (1818 - 1880); TINGLE, J.

    Kyneton, looking towards the bridge, 1857

    Steel engraving, vignette approximately 100 x 160 mm, on sheet 205 x 275 mm, uncoloured as issued, a couple of small spots of foxing. Published in the volume Victoria Illustrated, Melbourne and Sydney : Sands & Kenny; and Geelong : Thomas Brown, 1857 (Ferguson 9924; Wantrup 260a). After the success of Frederick Terry’s ‘Landscape Scenery’ in 1855 …

  • # 20797

    GILL, Samuel Thomas (1818 - 1880); TINGLE, J.

    Ballaarat Post Office & Township, from Government enclosure, 1857

    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). …

  • # 20798

    GILL, Samuel Thomas (1818 - 1880); TINGLE, J.

    Lydiart St. from Bath’s Hotel, Ballaarat, 1857

    Steel engraving, vignette approximately 100 x 160 mm, on sheet 205 x 275 mm, uncoloured as issued, a couple of small spots of foxing. Published in the volume Victoria Illustrated, Melbourne and Sydney : Sands & Kenny; and Geelong : Thomas Brown, 1857 (Ferguson 9924; Wantrup 260a). After the success of Frederick Terry’s ‘Landscape Scenery’ in 1855 …

  • # 20796

    GILL, Samuel Thomas (1818 - 1880); TINGLE, J.

    Ballaarat Flat from the Black Hill, 1857

    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). …

  • # 20672

    LEWIS, Miles; MORTON, G. H.

    The essential Maldon

    Melbourne : Greenhouse Publications, 1983. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, illustrated endpapers, pp. 145, illustrated, folding plans, fore edge foxed else fine.

  • # 20115

    [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 …

  • # 20073

    Share certificate for the South Australia Development Syndicate Limited, 1900.

    [Chester, U.K.] : South Australia Development Syndicate Limited, 1900. Lithographed sheet, 230 x 240 mm, manuscript entries dated 13 June 1900 recording the acquisition of one hundred shares by Roy McGregor Laird, shipbuilder of Birkenhead in the County of Chester; on the reverse is wet stamped ‘Paid a first dividend of 2s per share in …

  • # 19404

    GROSSE, Frederick, 1828-1894 (illustrator); SLATER, George (publisher)

    The News Letter of Australasia; or Narrative of events: a Letter to send to friends. Number VIII. February, 1857.

    Melbourne and Sandhurst : George Slater, Publisher, 1857. Cover sheet, 268 x 213 mm, printed on thin letter paper, with wood engraving by Frederick Grosse titled ‘View on the Yarra. – The Willows’, signed in the image at lower right; below the image 6 lines of letterpress describing the scene; original folds, a few small …

  • # 19940

    GILL, S. T.

    The Australian sketch-book

    Melbourne : Lansdowne Press, 1974. Oblong folio, gilt-lettered cloth in slipcase (scuffed), pp. [viii]; 25 colour plates reproducing Gill’s work first published in 1864. Limited to 1000 copies.

  • # 19513

    BURKE, Keast

    Gold and silver : photographs of Australian goldfields from the Holtermann Collection.

    Ringwood, Vic. : Penguin, 1977. Small quarto, trade paperback (covers with moderate wear and spine crease), pp 265, profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographic reproductions of the famous photographs taken by Beaufoy Merlin and Charles Bayliss in the early 1870s on the New South Wales goldfields around Hill End and Gulgong; front endpaper with small mark, …

  • # 18928

    STANFORD, Edward

    Map of the province of Victoria (Australia,) showing all the roads, rivers, towns, counties, gold diggings, sheep & cattle stations, &c.

    London : Edward Stanford, s.n. [c. 1860]. Engraved map, 480 x 730 mm, dissected and laid on linen, original hand colouring, housed in publisher’s cloth case with paper title label. A fine copy. An attractive and detailed map of the newly formed colony of Victoria at the height of the gold rush, showing the newly …