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. …
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 …
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 …