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 …
Daguerreotype portrait of Creswick gold miner John Dickson Love and his young bride, Sarah Purvis. Melbourne, April 1854.
[Melbourne] : s.n., [April, 1854]. Quarter plate daguerreotype with hand colouring, exposed image 98 x 72 mm, housed in its original velvet covered wooden case with painted enamel cartouche to front, gilt edges, metal clasp (with some loss), silk lining, inner hinge of the case split; the daguerreotype is in fine condition, its delicate hand tinting …
SANDERS, David Locke (1817-1906)
[GOLD RUSH] Diary and notebook of an American gold miner, kept on the Victorian gold diggings at Forest Creek, Bendigo and Ballarat, 1853-57.
Manuscript contained in Diary, Memorandum Book and Almanack for 1853 (Concord, N.H. : Rufus Merrill, 1852). Duodecimo (130 x 90 mm), original wallet-style limp calf covers (worn) lettered in gilt ‘Diary 1853′; ownership inscriptions on pastedowns of David Locke Sanders of Concord, New Hampshire, U.S.A.; approximately  pages with Sanders’ entries in pencil and ink, comprising his …
"BOB" [pseud. of Robert WATT, 1837-1894]
Kjøbenhavn : Forlagsbureauet i Kjøbenhaven, 1862. First (and only) edition. Quarto, contemporary cloth backed papered boards (corners worn), original pictorial wrappers bound in, pp 55, illustrated with numerous wood engravings, many full-page, including several of the Victorian goldfields after S.T.Gill; text in Danish, in double columns; a very good copy in contemporary binding. Ferguson 7167. Scarce …
EARP, G. Butler
The gold colonies of Australia : comprising their history, territorial divisions, produce, and capabilities, how to get to the gold mines, and every advice to emigrants.
London : Geo. Routledge, 1852. Duodecimo, full blue calf, ruled in gilt, spine in compartments with contrasting morocco title label, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers (with the Sydney bookseller’s label of W. E. Smith), folding map, pp. 216, small loss to corner of p. 141, preliminaries foxed, bound without the advertisements. First edition. Ferguson 9355.
YOUNG, Rev. Robert
The southern world : journal of a deputation from Wesleyan Conference to Australia and Polynesia : including notices of a visit to the gold fields
London : Hamilton, Adams, and Co., 1854. First edition. Octavo, original half black morocco over cloth boards (rubbed), spine with gilt lettered title and ‘Beechworth Athenaeum’, binder’s ticket of Detmold and recent bookplate to front pastedown, a few nineteenth century embossed stamps (Beechworth Athenaeum), pp. 444; internally clean. An account of the voyage of Rev. …
Four silver albumen print photographs, in identical format 110 x 150 mm, mounted recto and verso of a page removed from a travel album, all with an accompanying manuscript caption by the photographer and with a date of 1901; they show the Vale of Coolgardie Mine, Bonnievale; Lake View Mine; interior of the Church of …
Photograph of the grave and headstone of brothers Thomas and Alfred McVeigh, Ballarat New Cemetery, circa 1873.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format (102 x 64 mm), recto imprinted ‘Willetts, Photo. Bridge Street, Ballarat’; verso with decorative lithographed back mark including the legend ‘Secure the shadow, ‘ere the substance fade’, an advertising slogan which had been made popular as early as the 1850s by daguerreotype photographers specialising in postmortem images; both the albumen …
/ by Richard Mackay ; with an appendix, being memorandum of the discovery and exploration of Gippsland by the discoverer, the late Angus McMillan, and supplied by him, in 1862, to the present writer, from discoverer’s original notes. Traralgon, Vic. : W. Chappell, 1916. First edition. Octavo, original gilt lettered stiff linen wrappers (sunned, some …
being an historical and descriptive account of the colony and its gold mines. With an appendix, containing the reports of the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce for the last two years upon the condition and progress of the Colony. Edinburgh : Oliver & Boyd and London : Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1853. Octavo, half-calf over marbled …
Edinburgh : Maclachlan & Stewart, 1871. Octavo, half-calf, cloth covered boards with decoration in blind (rubbed), bookplates on front pastedown and endpaper, pp. 398. With descriptions of the Bathurst gold fields.
POLEHAMPTON, Arthur, Rev.
London : Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1862. First edition. Octavo, blind blocked purple cloth boards, gilt lettering to spine (sunned), recent bookplate to front pastedown, free-endpaper with gift inscription dated 1866; lithographed frontispiece (tissue guard intact), title with vignette illustration, pp 269; front hinge cracked, else a good, clean copy. The account of a …
Melbourne : Georgian House, 1944. First edition. Octavo, pictorial stiff wrappers, stapled, 99 pp, illustrated with line drawings in the text, a very good copy. ‘In this book, the first “anthology” of Australian bushranging, the editor has brought together a variety of narratives from contemporary writers illustrative of that disreputable phase of Australian history which …
WHITE, Charles; ADAMSON, Bartlett (editor)
Sydney : Marchant & Co. (distributed by N.S.W. Bookstall Limited), . Series: History of Australian Bushranging by Charles White. Octavo, illustrated pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with pale foxing), staple bound, 64 pp; mild foxing to the outer leaves, but a very good copy.
LA CARRIERES, A.-C. de
[GOLD RUSH] Voyage aux pays aurifères : Afrique, Mexique, Californie, Pérou, Chili, Nouvelle-Calédonie, Australie, Russie.
Illustré de 12 gravures à deux teintes et d’un très-grand nombre de vignettes sur bois par J. B. Arnout père. Paris : A. Courcher, . Octavo, original quarter morocco over blind blocked pebbled cloth boards (stained, upper board a little bowed), spine with raised bands, gilt lettering and ornament (rubbed), all edges gilt, silk lining …
London : Blackie and Son Limited, 1910. First edition. Thick octavo, original pictorial blue cloth with gilt lettering on upper board and spine, olivine edges, grey endpapers, first blank with pencilled gift inscription dated Xmas 1909 (predating publication date!), pp 284,  publisher’s advertisements, illustrated with 7 monochrome plates; occasional light foxing, but a fine …