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 …
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 …
[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 …
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 …
GILL, S. T.
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.
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, …
BLACKMAN, Grant and LARKIN, John
Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton, 1978. Oblong quarto, boards in dust jacket, pp. 144, illustrated; a fine copy. Architectural and social history of the Victorian gold rush town.
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 …
GREAT BRITAIN. COLONIAL OFFICE. [ARROWSMITH, John, 1790-1873]; [GIPPS, George Sir, 1791-1847]
: for, copy of a despatch from Sir G. Gipps, Governor of New South Wales, to the Secretary of State for the colonies, transmitting a report of the progressive discovery and occupation of that colony during the period of his administration of the government. [London] : Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, …
Sands and Kenny
Carefully revised. Commencing at £3 and terminating at £4. 5s 9d per ounce. Melbourne: Sands and Kenny, 1857. Sextodecimo, cloth bound blind-embossed boards with gilt lettering to upper board, 218 pp, one gathering with soiling and wear from use, most liking during mining activities, advertisement endpapers, charming contemporary ownership inscription of a gold miner ‘A. …
Melbourne : Mines Department, 1936. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 51, illustrations, folding map. A detailed study of the history and current state of the lines of reef on the Bendigo goldfields. Scarce
Photographic portrait of Richard St. George Caulfield, Secretary of the Ballarat Miners’ Race Club and Ballarat Hunt Club, circa 1868
Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 106 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘Bardwell’s Royal Studio, Opposite Theatre, Ballarat, By Special Appointment Photographer to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’, and inscribed in ink ‘R. St.G. Caulfield’; the albumen print is in fine condition; the mount is clean, with a …
Melbourne : The Hawthorn Press, 1946. First edition, limited to 500 copies, signed in full by the author. Octavo, tan cloth boards in dust jacket (front panel with closed tear, mild edge and spine wear), 45 pp, line drawings in the text; clean throughout, a good copy. The story of Edward Hammond Hargraves and his role …
THOMAS, Edmund (1827 - 1867)
Lithographed from original drawing by E. Thomas & published by F. Varley. Tinted lithograph, 156 x 273 mm, lithographed by D. James, a couple of minor spots of foxing but otherwise fine, framed in a period birds eye maple antique frame with antique slip and glass. A charming gold rush era view of Melbourne from …
BAKER, Hannah Newton (attributed)
London : Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1876. First edition. Octavo, later red pebbled cloth boards (flecked), front pastedown with bookplate of Melbourne bibliophile Jeff Prentice, bound without the original wrappers, pp. 350; occasional handling marks to the margins, otherwise internally clean and sound. Ferguson 15739. Ascribed by Miller to Mrs. Hannah Newton Baker, this …
The large trunk measuring 104 x 52 x 49 cm, working lock and key, with stencilled writing ‘… Melbourne, berth 57, 58. Not wanted on voyage’ (the name of the ship and port of origin have been erased); the smaller trunk measuring 63.5 x 31.5 x 26 cm, with the brass name plaque of ‘Mr. …