[U.K.] : s.n., [c.1950]. Oblong quarto, cloth backed boards with illustrated title design in pen and ink on card onlaid to front (repaired tear at bottom corner), with a smaller illustrated design on lower board, metal clasp to spine; title leaf and 86 pp, manuscript in ink, with numerous drawings and decorations in pen and …
[COLONY OF VICTORIA]
Victoria. Special Lands Purchase. [To John McFarland, in the Parish of Towong. October, 1861. Signed by Governor Barkly].
Lithograph printed document with manuscript entries on parchment, 330 x 445 mm, recording the purchase of ‘one rood thirty-two perches’ of Crown land in the Parish of Towong, northeast Victoria, by John McFarland, sold at public auction at Yackandandah on 9 September 1861; the document is dated 7 October 1861 and is signed at bottom …
Northern France (Rouen), c. 1490-1510. In Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment; with 4 large miniatures with architectural borders, 10 large arch-topped miniatures, 8 small miniatures, and 24 calendar miniatures by a follower of the Master of the Échevinage of Rouen and the Playfair Hours Master, with borders by Jean Serpin. ii (paper) + i (parchment) + 96 …
[WARD, Lester Rupert]
A family’s memorial to a fallen ANZAC from Echuca, Victoria, killed in action in France in October 1917.
Hand-painted calligraphic inscription on wooden board, 55 x 24 cm; initials in gold leaf; original varnish; verso with brass hook; in fine condition. A moving memorial to their son commissioned by the loving family of 735 Corporal John “Jack” Thomas Stanley, C Company, 21st Battalion, A.I.F., from Echuca, Victoria, who served at Gallipoli and was …
[GERMAN ENLIGHTENMENT] An early eighteenth century Kollektaneenbuch (commonplace book) with Latin, Greek, French and Hebrew entries, belonging to a young Lower Silesian nobleman and scholar.
Lauban ; Leipzig ; Halle ; Magdeburg ; Frankfurt and der Oder, 1724-29. Oblong octavo, original full calf, upper and lower boards with elaborate blind-tooling in gilt featuring central armorial design, spine with raised bands (frayed at head and foot), original patterned endpapers, all edges gilt,  leaves, of which approximately one-third contain manuscript entries …
HAMELIN, Emmanuel, Amiral (1768-1839)
[BAUDIN EXPEDITION] Autograph testimonial signed by Hamelin, commander of Le Naturaliste, written for one of his junior officers.
Manuscript in ink on bluish laid paper, 195 x 160 mm; place and revolutionary date of ‘Paris 1er thermidor an 11’ [20 July 1803], signed ‘Capitaine de frégate Commdt. Eel. Hamelin’; wet stamp of the Collection Deséglise; some foxing. Provenance: Collection Deséglise, France (late 19th – early 20th century), housed in the original Deséglise manila folder with manuscript …
[ELLIS, Theophilus Tighe, Captain (1782-1834)]
Letter concerning the inheritance of lands owned by Superintendent Theophilus Ellis in the Swan River Colony.
Manuscript letter addressed to ‘The Hon’ble Colonial Secretary, Perth, Western Australia’ [Peter Nicholas Broun], headed ‘Cockermouth, Cumberland, 4 January 1842′, written by the as yet unidentified husband of one of Theophilus Ellis’ nieces. Single sheet, 265 x 410 mm, bifolium, written in ink on  pages, the fourth used for the address; the letter is …
BODMAN, Anders Gustaf (Gösta), 1875-1960
The Swedish South Polar Expedition, 1901-1904 : expedition meteorologist and hydrographer Gösta Bodman’s unpublished manuscript account in the form of an archive of his private letters and Antarctic journal; with original photographs taken on Snow Hill Island, Antarctica.
Sammelband of manuscript material housed in a modern album, quarto (295 x 245 mm), cloth-backed marbled papered boards, containing  pages of Bodman’s manuscript letters and commentary, much of it written on Svenska Sydpolsexpeditionen stationery, the individual items archivally mounted on stubs; compiler’s title leaf in typescript Den Svenska Sydpolarexpeditionen 1901 – 1904, skildrad i privatbrev …
Lithographed letterhead, 320 x 170 mm; manuscript entries dated January 30 1867 (the name A.W. Robertson struck out and with his successor’s illegible name written above), being an invoice to the Victorian Railways for £10 14s (4 shillings and eightpence was deducted for ‘sugar short’ in the last supply), for 112 bags of sugar, 1 …
DIMELOW & GAYLARD
Illustrated letterhead of Dimelow & Gaylard, drapers & importers, 160 & 162 Swan Street, Richmond (Melbourne), 1910
Lithographed letterhead, 260 x 200 mm; manuscript dated 12 May 1910, being a memorandum to the Richmond Town Clerk complaining bitterly about the stench of putrid fish in Swan Street; clerical annotation in pencil ‘Removed three times a week by arrangement’ (apparently the council’s solution to the problem); scattered foxing. The firm of Dimelow & …
Peyrère, Isaac de la (1596-1676)
[Drop title]. [No date, but circa 1800]. Unbound manuscript in ink on laid paper, 225 x 165 mm, 3 1/4 pages; initialled ‘D’ at the foot; in very good condition, clean and legible. This manuscript is an extract from a work entitled Une Relation du Groenland (1647), written by Isaac de La Peyrère (1596-1676) while he was …
SFORZA, Gian Galeazzo Maria, 1469-1494; [Isabella of Aragon, 1470-1524]
A signed love letter of the young Duke of Milan, Gian Galeazzo Maria Sforza (1469-1494) to his future bride, Isabella of Aragon (1470-1524). Sforza was later a confidant of Leonardo da Vinci; Isabella is considered by art historian Maike Vogt-Luerssen to have been the model for Leonardo’s Mona Lisa. Bifolium, 300 x 210 mm, on paper bearing the …
London : Published, Printed & Sold by Edward Langley, Borough, and Champante & Whitrow, Jewry St. Aldgate, [c.1800]. Hand-coloured copper engraving on watermarked laid paper, 100 x 170 mm, child’s manuscript in ink ‘Mary Webster’ at centre; the lower section only of the original sheet, a little unevenly trimmed and foxed. The engraved writing sheet, or blank, was a …
[United Kingdom], circa 1900. Unpublished manuscript, comprising  loosely bound leaves from a nineteenth century scrap album, each 290 x 240 mm; the manuscript is written in ink in a late Victorian hand on 15 sheets of ruled paper laid down individually on the album leaves; the story is accompanied by 9 large ink and …
HALL, James Norman (1887-1951)
[BOUNTY; TAHITI] James Norman Hall : typed letter, signed, by the co-author of Mutiny on the Bounty.
Typed letter,  pages, on thin paper, 280 x 215 mm, headed ‘At Sea, about 500 miles from N.Z. Sunday, August 19th, 1934’; with pencil map of ship’s journey through the islands of Tahiti and three lines of handwritten text; a private letter full of vivid, detailed descriptions of Tahiti as if it were being seen …
KIPPIS, Andrew (1725-1795)
Sydenham, Kent, 17 June 1776. Entire letter, manuscript in ink on single folio sheet of wove paper watermarked G.R., 360 x 230 mm, written on 1 1/4 sides, addressed to ‘The Rev. Mr. Parry, at Cirencester, Gloucestershire’, signed at the foot ‘Your most affectionate Brother and obliged Servant, And. Kippis’; remnants of wax seal; original …