BOUGAINVILLE, Hyacinthe Yves Philippe Potentien, Baron de (1781-1846)
Hyacinthe de Bougainville : autograph letter, signed, written from the harbour of Macao in 1825 during his circumnavigation in the “Thétis”.
Manuscript in brown ink, folio, 1 page; headed ‘Rade de Macao, ce 1er Janvier 1825’, the letter is to an unnamed recipient and concerns the Lazarist missionary, Lamiot; old vertical and horizontal folds (minor tears at the ends), roughened at top and bottom edges, else clean and complete, with red wax seals preserved. Rare, unpublished …
MOFFATT-PENDER, Iain Macalastair (1894-1961)
Moffat-Pender’s own corrected draft of his English translation of Kenneth Macleod’s essay “Duatharachd na mara”.
“Duatharachd na mara.” (The Romance – or the Mystery of the Sea) / by Kenneth Macleod “The Minister of the Songs” translated by Iain Macalastair Moffatt-Pender. [In red ink above title: NOT FOR PUBLICATION]. [n.d., but 1927, or earlier]. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), typescript, still bound with the original loop of fine wire at top …
MANION, Margaret (1935 - )
Melbourne, National Gallery Victoria / Macmillan, 2005. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 440, extensively illustrated. Fine copy of the hardback edition, as new. “This scholarly publication ‘The Felton illuminated manuscripts in the National Gallery of Victoria’ celebrates the Gallery’s small but distinguished collection of illuminated manuscripts and eloquently comments on the development of the handwritten …
BOUGAINVILLE, Louis-Antoine, Comte de (1729-1811)
Manuscript in brown ink on blue wove paper, 1 page, quarto (210 x 165 mm); dated at Paris, 24 brumaire an 11 [i.e. 15 November 1802], the letter is to an addressee identified simply as ‘Citoyen’, and is written entirely in Bouganville’s frail hand and signed at the foot ‘Bougainville, Senateur’; Bougainville attests to the …
WALFORD, Patrick Richard Stewart (1888-1947)
[AN ANZAC IN THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION] Manuscript letter of Australian soldier Captain P. R. Stewart Walford of the Russian Armoured Car Division. Sent from Petrograd (St. Petersburg) to London, August 1917.
Manuscript in ink, 3 pp, quarto (235 x 180 mm); headed ’14 Chepstow Villas / London W11 / 8.8.17′ [Walford’s forwarding address in London’s Notting Hill, but internal references show the letter was actually written in Petrograd]; addressed to Mrs. Collins, Walford’s American landlady in Notting Hill, and signed in full at the foot of …
COWPER, Charles, Sir (1807-1875)
An early item of official of correspondence from the Sydney Railway Company, rejecting an application for the position of Engineer. 3 January, 1851.
Manuscript in ink on wove paper, on the lithographed letterhead of the Railway Office, Sydney, dated 3 January 1851. Quarto bifolium (225 x 185 mm),  pp, written on the first side only; a holograph note by Charles Cowper, Director of the Sydney Railway Company, to Mr. H. Biddulph, c/- Post Office, Wollongong, advising him …
[Circa 1951]. Folio (330 mm),  pp, unpublished poem in typescript; old horizontal folds, very good; [together with] a second version in the same format which has an additional stanza at the end: ‘Now if you’re feeling weary and your nerves are somewhat frayed, Just take my tip and make this trip through “Bonds of …
BOUVERIE, Julia Fanny (née Montolieu) (1792-1836)
Album of manuscript poetry by Julia Fanny Bouverie (née Montolieu), wife of Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Frederick Bouverie. Portugal, 1827-28.
Small quarto album (225 x 190 mm), half straight-grain black morocco over gilt-ruled straight-grain burgundy morocco boards (rubbed and with light staining, both boards with remnants of old paper labels); all edges gilt; front free-endpaper with ownership signature of Julia Fanny Bouverie,  pages of manuscript in ink on unruled paper, ms. pagination at upper corners …
CONSULATE OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, FOR HONOLULU, H.I.
[WHALING] Certificate of Shipment of Seamen issued at Honolulu for the whaling vessel “Montpelier” out of New Bedford (Job Macomber, Master). Dated 7 February 1857.
Honolulu, Hawaii : U.S. Consulate, 1857. Lithograph printed document with manuscript entries, 310 x 400 mm, headed ‘Cirtificate [sic] of Shipment of Seamen’ above the American eagle and ‘Consulate of United States of America, for Honolulu, H. I.’; immediately below is the printed declaration with relevant entries supplied in ms.: ‘I, the undersigned, Consul of …
JOHN SANDS (firm)
[SYDNEY] Memorandum from the firm of John Sands, printer, stationer and bookseller, to William Walker of Windsor. Dated 22 December 1879.
Memorandum. From John Sands, 392, George Street, Sydney, N.S.W. Laid paper with watermark, 127 x 203 mm, lithograph printing with manuscript entries; dated 22 December 1879 and addressed to Wm Walker Esq., Savings Bank, Windsor, the memo. is written and initialed by an employee and reads: ‘Per Rail this day I have forwarded you one …
"Giacomo di Rosenberg" (James Tucker)
Now first published from the original manuscript. Edited with introduction and notes by Colin Roderick, M. A. Sydney and London : Angus and Robertson, 1952. Folio, gilt-lettered quarter crushed morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, gilt-decorated cloth, top edge gilt, pictorial map endpapers (signed Mayo), etched frontispiece titled ‘Port Hunter, 1832’ by Geoffrey Ingleton, signed …
TILLY, Onora (1773-1857)
Letter to Port Phillip pioneer Charles Parker Tilly from his mother in Falmouth, Cornwall. Dated 9 July, 1839.
[Entire letter]. Manuscript in ink written on 3 sides of a small quarto bifolium (230 x 185 mm); the outer side is addressed Mr. Charles Tilly, care of Messrs Welsh Eddy & Co. Merchants, Launceston, Van Diemen’s Land; the letter itself is headed Tremough, July 9th 1839, is addressed to My Beloved Children and is signed at …
WILSON, Charles A. C.
[WESTERN DISTRICT] Manuscript account of Charles Wilson to Charles Savage for the survey of three allotments near Rokewood. May, 1866.
Manuscript in ink on the first side of an octavo bifolium, 204 x 124 mm, headed ‘Rokewood, May 12 / 66’, being a bill from Charles A. C. Wilson, Government Contract Surveyor, to Charles Savage, ‘for Survey of three Allotments for License under 42nd Section of the Amending Land Act 1865’, for the sum of …
Ink on paper, 160 x 130 mm; a page removed from a broken-up Edwardian friendship album kept by a young Lancashire woman, “L. Heaton”, in which most entries – all contributions made by her acquaintances – were dated between 1904 and 1911; well preserved, but the notes are back-to-front!
[WESTERN DISTRICT] Account for the hire of horses and traps from William O’Brien, Warrnambool, to Dr. William Boyd. January 1866 – March 1868.
Manuscript account, single octavo sheet (180 x 112 mm) written in ink on both sides, headed ‘Warrnambool, March 30th / 68, Dr. Boyd, Dr. to W. O’Brien’, itemising a number of transactions involving the hire of horses and/or traps by Dr. William Boyd from merchant William O’Brien, made between 3 January 1866 and 30th March …
WOODWARD, R.H.; [SCEALES, Jane]
[WESTERN DISTRICT] Manuscript letter written on behalf of the Trustees of the estate of Adolphus Sceales, late of Merrang Station, 1868.
Manuscript letter, octavo bifolium (203 x 127 mm), written on the first side only; headed ‘Weronggurt – Warrnambool, 11 July 1868’, and signed at the foot ‘R. H. Woodward’, the letter is addressed to ‘E. G. Yorke, Esq., Belfast’ [Port Fairy], and regards Woodward’s claim, as the executor of the estate of the late Adolphus …