Melbourne : Currey O’Neil, 1982. Quarto, boards in dust jacket (light handling wear), pp. 84, illustrated, a very good copy. From the library of Jennifer Phipps (late former Curator of Australian Art at the National Gallery of Victoria), signed by her on the endpaper.
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, purchased new at the S.T. Gill and the Colonial World conference held in July 2015 at the University of Melbourne, with the original Conference Program and brochure …
RUSSELL, Henry (1812-1900) (music); CARTER, Harry Lee (words)
/ written and sung by Harry Lee Carter in his entertainment of “The Two Lands of Gold”. Also sung by George Henry Russell, in Mr. Payne’s popular entertainment, “A Night in the Lands of Gold.” Music composed by Henry Russell. London : Musical Bouquet Office ; J. Allen, . Series: Musical Bouquet ; no. 691-692. …
ROYAL GRECIAN THEATRE (LONDON); CONQUEST, George Augustus (1837-1901)
At head of title: On Monday, April the 8th, 1861, and during the week, the performances will commence with a New Drama, in 4 acts, by Mr. G. Conquest, partly founded on a tale by Pierce Egan, Esq., entitled … Whitechapel : Pownceby, Steam Printer, 43 Leman St., . Double-page playbill, 340 x 430 mm; lithograph …
An 1860s sketchbook containing two original watercolours of Australian scenes, plus six other works (most after illustrations in “Punch”).
Artist’s sketchbook. Oblong octavo, 145 x 230 mm, half burgundy morocco ruled in gilt (corners a little worn) over marbled papered boards (marked and rubbed), spine with gilt bands (scuffed), marbled endpapers, marbled edges;  leaves, of which  have a full-page watercolour to the recto (none of the works is signed). The first two rectos …
PILLISCHER, M. (Moritz) (1819-1893)
[Title from manuscript caption on label]. [Circa 1873]. Microscope slide, 75 x 26 mm, original paper label affixed, imprinted with the name of the maker ‘M. Pillischer, Optician. 88 New Bond Street, London W. Prize Medal 1851, 1855, 1862, 1873’, and with the maker’s caption in ink ‘Australian Gold Nuggets’; the central raised circular section …
"HAWTHORNE, Alice" (WINNER, Septimus, 1827 - 1905)
Philadelphia: Charles H. Davis, 1855 (first published 1854). Duodecimo, blind-embossed purple cloth, lettered in gilt to spine (faded), pp. 128, illustrated with wood-engravings; a very god copy. Children’s adventure stories, including ‘Encounters with a boa constrictor’, ‘Ascent of the Wetterhorn’, ‘Attacks of the cult-fish’, ‘Perils of the Sperm-Whale fishery’ etc., as well as ‘The gold-mines …
[VAN DIEMEN'S LAND. PRINCIPAL SUPERINTENDENT OF CONVICTS]
[TASMANIA; CONVICTS] Two printed sheets bearing six unused Ticket of Leave Passports. Van Diemen’s Land, 1850.
[Hobart Town : Police Office, 1850]. Foolscap folio bifolium, 340 x 205 mm, disbound, printed on  sides; each recto with the front sections of three Ticket of Leave Passports; headed Police Office. 185[-], these were to be completed in manuscript by the relevant authority under the sub-headings District, Date, Name, Ship, Date of Ticket …
Melbourne : Lansdowne Editions, 1977. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (light handling wear, spine slightly sunned), pp. xiii; 214, illustrated, a good copy of a well researched and scholarly reference.
COLONY OF VICTORIA.
[GOLD RUSH; EUREKA] Second report from the Select Committee of the Legislative Council on the Ballarat Outbreak Petition, together with the proceedings of the Committee and minutes of evidence.
Ordered by the Council to be printed, 14th March 1856. Melbourne : John Ferres, Government printer, 1856. Foolscap folio (340 mm), pp iv, 3; a fine example. The Ballarat Outbreak Petition was submitted to the Legislative Council in December 1855. Its 752 signatories demanded compensation for citizens who lived in the vicinity of the Eureka …
BADEN-POWELL, George S.
New homes for the old country. A personal experience of the political and domestic life, the industries, and the natural history of Australia and New Zealand.
London : Richard Bentley and Son, 1872. Octavo, gilt-decorated blue cloth (edges rubbed), hinges repaired, frontispiece illustration and title vignette, pp. xx; 512, text block slightly cracked, internally clean, numerous engraved illustrations. Includes chapters on gold mining, bush rangers, indigenous inhabitants, natural history, farming and agriculture, emigration and much else. ‘Sir George Smyth Baden-Powell, KCMG …
COLONY OF VICTORIA.
[GOLD RUSH; EUREKA REBELLION] Riot at Ballaarat. Report of the Board appointed to enquire into circumstances connected with the late disturbance at Ballaarat, together with the evidence taken by the Board.
Laid upon the Council table by the Colonial Secretary, His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor, and Ordered by the Council to be printed, 21st November, 1854. Melbourne : John Ferres, Government printer, 1854. Foolscap folio (340 mm), string bound, 22 pp; a fine copy. A key primary source document for the history of the Eureka Rebellion, …
BURROWS, J. W.
Studio portrait of a woman standing in front of a painted backdrop. Sandhurst (Bendigo), Victoria, circa 1872.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 63 mm (mount), recto imprinted ‘Burrows, Photo., Sandhurst’; verso with the photographer’s illustrated back mark surmounted by a crown and a pair of doves, ‘J. W. Burrows, Photo Artist. Next Commercial Hotel, Pall Mall, Sandhurst. (Late Chevalier)’; the print and mount are both in very good condition. …
"Garryowen" (FINN, Edmund, 1819-1898)
Centennial edition with portraits and illustrations. Melbourne : Fergusson and Mitchell, 1888. First edition. Two volumes, quarto, gilt-decorated roan (edges rubbed, as commonly found), all edges gilt, pen inscription to preliminary blank, pp. xiv; 1000, numerous lithographed illustrations, the occasional spot of foxing, overall a very good set, uncommon in this condition. “The two volumes of …
GILL, S. T. (Samuel Thomas) (1818-1880)
[Melbourne : James J. Blundell, between 1852 and 1855]. Illustrated letter paper, 182 x 115 mm, bifolium with lithographed letterhead reproducing one of the plates from S.T. Gill’s Sketches of the Victoria gold diggings and diggers as they are (Melbourne : Macartney & Galbraith, August 1852); lithographed image, including captions, 90 x 90 mm; the rear blank side has a …
Illustrated with forty-eight magnificent engravings, from authentic sketches taken in the Colony. London : Clarke, Beeton & Co., 1853. Octavo, half-calf over marbled papered boards, a little rubbed, ex libris bookplate to front free endpaper, library pocket and card to preliminary blank, engraved title page, text title page with library stamp from the Cowra High …