PEDDER, Jane (née BRUCKER)
Jane Pedder, mother of John Lewes Pedder, Chief Justice of Van Diemen’s Land : autograph note to a ship’s captain regarding the carriage of books.
Sheet of wove paper with watermark date of 1828, 110 x 90 mm (folded),  pp, manuscript in ink, the front addressed ‘Capt. Smith, Ship William Manning’, the note itself occupying 2 pages, signed ‘Your obd. servt. Jane F. Pedder, March 18th’ [1828?], the fourth (otherwise blank) side endorsed by the receiver ‘Mrs. Pedder’; remnants …
COUNTY OF LINCOLN.
Late eighteenth century journal. Square octavo, 195 x 155 mm, quarter calf over marbled papered boards (recently rebacked, endpapers replaced); pp , manuscript in ink in several hands on unruled laid paper, the majority of entries on rectos only; clean and legible throughout. This unique, unpublished manuscript provides a fascinating “view from the inside” of …
[GALLIPOLI] Log of H.M.S. Albion, August 1914 – March 1915, containing a record of the ship’s involvement in the Dardanelles Campaign.
Red cloth-bound manuscript book, 230 x 155 mm, water-damaged and lacking the backstrip although the binding is intact, pp 48 + blanks; manuscript entries in pencil, written in an easily legible hand (note: a full typed transcript accompanies the journal); on the front paste-down Tom Houghton, a sailor who grew up on the Lancashire coastline, …
[Grace CARTER, née FLECK, 1770-1855]; Jonathan L. BENNETT; John Thomas BENNETT
[COOK] Correspondence regarding payment of an annuity to Grace Carter (Fleck), niece of Captain James Cook, from the estate of Cook’s widow, Elizabeth.
30 December 1842 – 5 April 1853. Group of 19 manuscript letters from London solicitors J.L. Bennett of Merton (17) and J.T. Bennett of Finsbury (2) to Mrs. Grace Carter, of Redcar, Yorkshire (4), and Rev. Joseph Wilkinson, incumbent of Redcar (15), on the payment of an annuity to Grace Carter from the estate of …
[SOUTH AUSTRALIA; IMMIGRATION] Newitt family archive, including ticket to Adelaide from London, 1854.
The following group of original documents and photographs relates to the family of Thomas Newitt, who arrived in Adelaide with his family in 1854. 1. Marriage certificate for Thomas and Mary Ann Newitt, September 7th 1836, in the Parish of St Mary, Lambeth, in the County of Surrey. Thomas Newitt, bachelor; Mary Ann Perry, spinster. …
IMPERIAL RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT [LITHUANIA-VILNIUS GOVERNORATE]
[POLISH NOBILITY IN THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE] Sammelband containing Imperial Russian documents certifying that the family Rynkiewicz is entitled to the privileges of szlachta (nobility). Vilnius, 1819.
Folio (350 x 280 mm), original straight grain red morocco with borders in green morocco elaborately tooled in gilt, upper board with contrasting green morocco label lettered in gilt in Polish (a little rubbed and scuffed); attached by its original cord is a circular brass case (unopened, but likely to contain the seal of herb …
MITCHELL, Thomas Livingstone, Sir (1792-1855)
1855, 26 July. Surveyor-General’s Office, Sydney;  pp, folio; in very good condition. Official letter from the Surveyor-General of New South Wales, Sir Thomas Mitchell, to the newly appointed Assistant Surveyor-General, E.J. Bennett, regarding three circulars that have been sent to Bennett in error, and assuring him that he should not concern himself with their …
[United Kingdom?]. Single sheet, 280 x 230 mm, the opening page of an album of verse by an amateur poet, bearing a manuscript poem in four stanzas titled The Invocation, in which the writer – presumably a young female – beseeches her poetic muse to provide inspiration and guidance; at upper left is mounted a …
BESWICKE, Mabella (née Mayall) (attributed)
Writing case belonging to Mabella Beswicke (Mayall), wife of Port Phillip pioneer Charles Beswicke of Moodie Yallo Station.
[Between 1835 and 1840]. Portable case for writing accessories and paper, of thick card covered with hand-sewn floral-patterned purple velvet trimmed with corduroy, the underside covered in black silk, 220 x 285 x 30 mm (slightly irregular), with four flaps opening to 460 x 460 mm; the exposed card of the interior floor and flaps …
[China, circa 1850]. Manuscript calligraphy in Chinese characters in black and red ink on silk, 410 x 425mm (irregular); arranged in vertical columns, surrounded by a narrow border; a well preserved example, with minor restoration in places. The so-called “cheat’s handkerchief” was used as an aid by students undertaking civil service examinations under the keju …
Lithographed letterhead, 165 x 208 mm, with manuscript dated 11 February 1869, being a receipt issued by the Company for its payment of the balance of an account for the delivery of a cargo of coal by Captain McLachlan of the ship “Policeman”; 1d duty stamp affixed; light toning and fold lines, a very good …
[First half of the 19th century]. Manuscript in a Japanese kari toji (temporary) binding with plain wrappers, 260 x 185 mm,  leaves, with 70 full page hand painted illustrations depicting both Chinese and westerners suffering from a wide range of medical conditions, including smallpox, carcinomas and tumors, gangrene, renal disease, and haemoptysis, with accompanying …
[MEDICINE; OPIUM] A late nineteenth century manuscript listing a range of preparations for pain relief.
[U.S.A. : s.n., circa 1890]. Manuscript in ink written recto of single quarto sheet of unruled linen paper (250 x 200 mm); old fold lines, but a very well preserved document. Most likely an apothecary’s handy reference for preparing and dispensing drugs for sedation and pain relief – for both medicinal and recreational use – …
GARDEN, Donald Stuart
Thesis (M.A.), Monash University, 1970. Two volumes, quarto, bound in 2 matching spring-back binders of black pebbled cloth over boards, typescript, 220 leaves, with several folding maps and plans; fine condition. Another typescript copy of this thesis, which treats such topics such as the urban planning, agricultural development and social and religious history of the …
STREETON, Arthur (1867-1943)
The Arthur Streeton Catalogue. (With a holograph letter from Streeton to Mr. Politzer, regarding the creation of colour prints for this catalogue raisonné)
Melbourne : Arthur Streeton, 1935. Limited to 500 copies signed by the artist (this copy is no. 373). Quarto, gilt-lettered purple cloth covered boards (a little sunned, upper board with bumped bottom corner), pp 141, illustrated with numerous tipped-in colour and black-and-white plates, and with essays by J. S. Macdonald, Irwin Macdonald and Lionel Lindsay; …
SMITH, Edward Herbert; [BRUGUIÈRE, Antoine André, Baron de Sorsum, 1773-1823]
[LA PÉROUSE; BOTANY BAY] Poems, original and translated, by E. H. Smith, A. B., Incumbent of Killamarsh. / “Sweet heart-soothing poesie!”
Foolscap folio (189 x 285 mm), full maroon calf (boards worn and scuffed), spine with gilt decoration; front pastedown with armorial bookplate with the motto VIRTUS INCENDIT VIRES and initials FLS below the coat of arms; manuscript in ink in the author’s own hand,  147  pp; the preliminaries comprise a title leaf and 3-page index …