A rare broadside with a ballad about the Victorian gold diggings. [s.l. : s.n., circa 1855]. Single lithographed sheet, printed on thin paper, 255 x 190 mm, containing two anonymous ballads, each presented in a single column separated by a vertical divider; in the left column a humorous verse titled ‘Lively Flea’ (a parody of …
MAGUIRE, Alva; BENDIGO ART GALLERY
Bendigo : Bendigo Art Gallery, 2013. Oblong octavo, decorative wrappers, 135 pp, mostly full-page colour photographic illustrations of J.H. Jones’ wonderful stereoviews of the Victorian goldfields region, Melbourne and the Bellarine Peninsula, taken in the 1860s; essay by curator, Alva Maguire; an as new copy of this fine catalogue produced for the Bendigo Art Gallery’s exhibition …
[READE, Charles 1814-1884]
Part Ist. The Grove Farm, at Farnborough … The Emigrant. Part 2 Mr Merton’s Cottage. Part 3. The Log Hut in Australia … Tom Robinson, a Ticket-of-Leave man … Black Jem and Red Ned, Bushrangers … The Inundation in the Wilds of Australia and the Discovery of Gold … Part 4. Bar Parlour, at the …
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, in the original gilt-printed envelope honouring Burke and Wills; fine. A significant and very rare Melbourne publication of the gold rush era, with engravings after those of S.T. Gill …
being a brief historical and descriptive account of Victoria,Tasmania, South Australia, New South Wales, Western Australia and New Zealand. With a map of the Australasian colonies. Melbourne : William Fairfax and Co., 1859. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth by Detmold, binder’s ticket to front pastedown, spine with loss, advertisements to endpapers and bookplate for Rev. William McClure, …
HEYWOOD, B. A.
A vacation tour at the Antipodes, through Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, Queensland, and New Zealand, in 1861-1862.
London : Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1863. Octavo, original blind blocked red cloth (discoloured and stained), spine lettered in gilt (faded, softened at head and tail, splitting along seam), front pastedown with later ex libris, engraved frontispiece, pp. viii, 251; 2 folding maps, 7 plates; edges uncut; internally clean. “As I was recommended …
Melbourne : Lansdowne Editions, 1977. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. xiii; 214, illustrated. A well researched and scholarly reference.
New York : Arbuckle Bros., [copyright 1889]. Trade card, 68 x 138 mm, recto with chromolithographed design incorporating map of australia and images of kangaroo, black swan, gold miner and sheep; verso with information about Arbuckle Bros’ coffee; in very good condition. The map lists some places which today may seem obscure, but which around …
Gympie Agricultural, Mining and Pastoral Society
[QUEENSLAND; GOLD MINING] Gympie Agricultural, Mining and Pastoral Society. Exhibition held at Gympie, 1894. First Prize.
Section 12, Class 450, No. 1028. Awarded to B.H. Bennetts for Ores in all their rarity … [Gympie] : Gympie Miner, 1894. Lithograph printed card with decorative border, 72 x 115 mm; entries in manuscript; in very good condition. The prize awardee was manager of the Wilmot Gold Mine at Gympie.
MUNDY, Godfrey Charles
Our antipodes : or, residence and rambles in the Australasian colonies. With a glimpse of the gold fields.
Third edition, complete in one volume. London : Richard Bentley, 1855. Octavo, gilt-decorated crushed morocco (edges rubbed), all edges gilt, presentation inscription to preliminary blank ‘Henry Bruce from his sincere friend Edward R. M. Baskerville on his leaving Eton, Election 1859’, tinted lithograph frontispiece, pp. [viii]; 637; seven further tinted lithographs, a very good copy.
STOPPS, A.J. (lithographer); ACKLEY & ROCHLITZ, photographers; BLUNDELL, James J. (publisher)
[Melbourne] : James J. Blundell, [c.1856]. Illustrated letter paper, sheet 250 x 200 mm (folded in half), first side with lithographed image in black ink 125 x 200 mm (irregular), in the image lower left ‘On stone by A.J. Stopps, from a daguerreotype by Acley (sic) & Rochletz (sic)’ and lower right ‘Pubd. by James J. …
PETERMANN, August (1822-1878)
pp 147-159 in: Nouvelles Annales des Voyages, de la Géographie, de l’Histoire et de l’Archéologie. 6e. séries, 2e. année, Novembre 1856. Paris : Arthus Bertrand, 1856. Octavo, original printed wrappers; pp 129-256, folding map of Australia Felix by Malte-Brun (with offsetting); pages mostly uncut; scattered foxing, a good copy. Translated into French from the German of …
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 67 mm, no photographer’s imprint; verso with a contemporary inscription in ink: ‘Costume of the diggers in P.D. All the gentlemen dress just like they do in Melbourne. Mr. Solomon’, and dated in pencil in the same hand ‘September 19th 1875’; the albumen print has lost some contrast …
comprising part of New South Wales, the boundaries, counties, also seaport & inland townships, the gold fields with the latest discoveries, roads, tracks, &c. &c. Compiled from drawings in the Survey Office and correctly revised till 1857. Melbourne : Tulloch & Brown, 1857. Engraved map with original hand colouring (foxed), 550 x 860 mm, laid …
GROSSE, Frederick, 1828-1894 (illustrator); SLATER, George (publisher)
The News Letter of Australasia; or Narrative of events: a Letter to send to friends. Number XIII. July, 1857.
Melbourne : George Slater, Publisher, 94 Bourke Street East, 1857. Bifolium, 260 x 205 mm, cover sheet and  blank sides, printed on thin writing paper, wood engraving by Frederick Grosse titled ‘View on the Yarra. – Hodgson’s Punt’, signed in the image at lower right; below the image 4 lines of letterpress describing the …
London : Society for promoting Christian knowledge, 1856. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (browned), inscriptions to endpapers, folding map printed in colour, pp. 202, [4 – catalogue], illustrated.
COOK, Eliza and RUSSELL, Henry
London, Musical Bouquet. Company, c. 1855. Folio, sheet music, 6 pp. disbound, a couple of short edge tears, lithograph illustration on front panel (probably by Alfred Ashley) of the emigrant lamenting at his departure from home, insert illustrations of shearing a sheep and mining for gold in his new adopted country. Henry Russell (1812-1900) and …
Entire letter addressed to James H. Gladstones, care of Messrs. Jones Loyd & Co. 43 Lothbury, London, bearing 1/- light blue octagonal imperforate Queen's head, cancelled with barred numeral “4” and with circular handstamp SANDHURST VICTORIA DC 14 58 in black; transit mark of MELBOURNE OC 16 58, and endorsed 'Per “Columbian” via Marseilles'; arrival …
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, …
Being a brief statistical and descriptive account of the colony up to the end of the year, extracted chiefly from official records. Sydney : Thomas Richards, 1882. Second issue. Octavo, printed blue wrappers (chipped), pp. v; 144; 19 (advertisements), folding tables and map.
London : Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, 1861. Octavo, half-crushed morocco over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, pp. ix; 209, bound with the half-title. A scarce account of the Victorian gold rush by an author whose identity is in doubt. Ferguson attributes authorship to Mrs Elizabeth Ramsay-Laye, while Wantrup favours Mrs A. C. White. A pencilled …
ULRICH, George H. F. (George Henry Frederick), 1830-1900
at Schemnitz, Upper Hungary. Melbourne : John Ferres, Government printer, 1868. Octavo, original printed wrappers (light staining, lower wrapper chipped at top edge), stitched, pp 54,  folding plates; internally clean and sound. Ferguson, 17478.
Royal Commission for South Australia. Adelaide Jubilee International Exhibition. [PIZEY, Septimus V.]
At head of sheet: Adelaide Jubilee International Exhibition, 1887. Adelaide : Royal Commission for South Australia, 1887. Folio, single sheet folding to form  sides, printed on the first and third sides only; a good copy. An information leaflet advertising the prizes at the Adelaide Jubilee Exhibition for newly invented appliances capable of extracting gold from …
NEW SOUTH WALES. SURVEYOR-GENERAL.
: articles and tables supplementing the information contained in the standard books on surveying. Sydney : Thomas Richards, Govt. Printer, 1886. Squarre duodecimo, original limp red morocco with gilt lettering to front (a little scuffed, small tear at front top edge and stain at tail of spine), inner covers lightly foxed, 62 pp, illustrated with  …
[MELBOURNE; GOLD]. Casella Illustrated Family Paper. Vol. I, No. 14. London, Saturday, April 1, 1854
Folio, pp. 8, central fold. Includes the article 'Melbourne, Port Phillip', over two pages with four wood engravings, which detail the booming colonial city and the gold rush that funded it.
[Germany] : s.n., [circa 1880]. Group of 18 embossed die-cut scraps (designed for use in a scrap album), from a series titled Australia, depicting scenes including gold diggers, squatters, Aborigines, and ships; maximum diameter 55 mm, all in good condition.
[JEAFFRESON, John Cordy, 1831-1901]; THEATRE ROYAL, GLASGOW.
[Glasgow] : Theatre-Royal, Glasgow, 1866. Playbill, single sheet (760 x 260 mm), lithograph printed on thin paper, advertising a performance at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow: This evening, Tuesday, 12th June, 1866, will be presented the highly successful new and romantic drama, written by David Fisher … entitled Not dead yet, or, The counterfeit : a …
Special correspondent of "Engineering".
Rockhampton : [s.n.], 1892. Octavo, original printed green wrappers (lightly marked, upper wrapper with a few nicks, lower wrapper with tear at upper edge), 15 pp, paper browned, but a good copy. Ferguson, 9449.
Western Australia. Government Tourist Bureau
[Perth, W.A. : Government Tourist Bureau, 1928]. Small quarto, original stiff printed wrappers printed in black on gold paper, 23,  pp (designed to be folded into the covers), half tone photographic illustrations, Govt. printer's date of 1928 on the final page, some pale foxing to the outer leaves, otherwise a fine copy. An attractively …
MRS. QUONG TART [TART, Margaret]
Sydney : W.M. Maclardy, 1911. Octavo, original blind blocked purple cloth boards with gilt lettering and design to upper board (rubbed), gilt lettered spine (sunned), loose errata slip, 99 pp,  leaves of plates, a very good copy. The extraordinary story of Mei Quong Tart (1850–1903), who arrived on the New South Wales goldfields from China …
[Carlton, Vic.] : Melbourne University Press, 1947. First edition. Octavo, red cloth (boards marked) in dustjacket (faded and lightly marked), presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper 'R.G. Casey [diplomat and future Governor-General of Australia], with the writer's compliments, June '47', frontispiece portrait of American historian Frederick Jackson Turner, 48 pp, a good copy. …
und Wilden Australiens : Natur- und Culturbilder aus dem fünften Weltheil. Leipzig : F.M. Gebhardt's Verlag, [1878?]. First edition. Octavo, publisher's pictorial boards (corners bumped) with red cloth spine, pp 276,  colour plates, scattered foxing, a sound copy. Text in German Fraktur. Based on the writer's experiences on the Central Victorian goldfields, with accounts …
MUNDY, Godfrey Charles (1804-1860)
fields. London : Richard Bentley, 1852. First edition. Three volumes, octavo, original blue cloth, upper boards with stamped gilt design, spines with gilt lettering (sunned, heads and tails softened, short split to tail of first volume), pastedowns with bookplate of Johne Meade, Earsham Hall, pp 410, 405, 431, illustrated with lithographed plates, contents clean and …
HEPBURN & LEONARD
Ballaarat : Printed by W.M. Brown [for Hepburn and Leonard], manuscript date of 13th Sept., 1864. 100 x 210 mm, promising that Donald McKay will pay the company of Hepburn and Leonard the sum of Thirty-six pounds nineteen shillings [MS entry] for stock received, due on 16th October 1864 and payable at the London Chartered …
LOVIOT, Fanny Mme.
Öfvers. från franskan af M.Wester. Gefle [Gavle], Sweden : Hjalmar Ewerlöf, . Octavo, contemporary half morocco over pebbled red cloth (lightly rubbed, corners bumped), spine with gilt ornament and lettering (head with small amount of loss), original owner's inscription to free-endpaper dated 1865, , 126 pp, a good copy. Text in Swedish. Swedish translation of …
Paris : Ancienne Libraire Furne, Boivin & Cie, 3 & 5 rue Palatine, [c 1890]. Quarto, pictorial gilt red cloth (rubbed), spine with gilt decoration (faded, tail bumped), all edges gilt, 286 pp, illustrated with 73 gravures in the text. A very good copy. A French children's story in which much of the story is …
Paris : Ancienne Libraire Furne, Boivin & Cie, 3 & 5 rue Palatine, [c 1890]. Quarto, gilt decorated green cloth, spine with gilt decoration (faded, short split at tail, joints weakened), 286 pp, illustrated with 73 gravures in the text. A fair copy. A French children’s story in which much of the story is set …
Paris : Lecène, Oudin et Cie, Éditeurs, 1892. “Nouvelle Édition.” Octavo, red cloth with gilt embossed armorial crest of the Ville de Paris, spine (a little tender) with gilt lettering, 142 pp (occasional spotting), illustrated; a good copy. Text in French. Muir 3655. An adventure story set on the Victorian goldfields.
Paris : Ancienne Librairie Furne, Combet & Cie, 5 rue Palatine, [c1895]. Quarto, quarter red calf over red pebbled cloth, stamped gilt 'Lycee Condorcet, Universite de France', spine with raised bands gilt lettering and decoration (worn at head and tail), marbled endpapers, 286 pp,  leaves of plates, 73 gravures in the text. A very …
JONES, Percy (music); GILMORE, Mary; DENNIS, C.J.; BRADY, E.J.; DEVANEY, James
Verses by Mary Gilmore, E.J. Brady, C.J. Dennis, James Devaney. Music by Percy Jones. Melbourne, Adelaide, Bendigo : Allan & Co., . “Imperial edition no. 722.” Folio, publisher's printed wrappers, collector's bookplate; 19 pp music notation; arrangements for voice and piano; contains the songs “Men of Eureka”, “The Traveller”, “The Bunyip” and “Sea shanty”; a …