[COLONY OF VICTORIA]
Victoria. Special Lands Purchase. [To George Russell, in the County of Grant, Parish of Burtwarrah. May, 1862. Signed by Governor Barkly].
Lithograph printed document with manuscript entries on parchment, 330 x 445 mm, recording the purchase of 160 acres of Crown land in the Parish of Burtwarrah, northwest of Geelong, by George Russell of Shelford, sold at public auction at Geelong on 11 April 1862; the document is dated 10 May 1862 and is signed at …
ADDENBROOKE, John (1680-1719)
[MEDICINE] John Addenbrooke, philanthropist and physician : autograph letter signed, dated July 26, 1716.
Manuscript in ink on a single leaf of watermarked wove paper, 227 x 156 mm; written in London and dated ‘July 26 1716, From the lamp, in Salisbury Court Square’, the letter is to an unidentified correspondent, presumably an apothecary, and is addressed simply ‘Dear Sir’; it gives advice concerning the treatment of a patient, …
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 …
VARO, Francisco, 1627-1687
[Late eighteenth or early nineteenth century]. Phillipps MS. 25708. Large quarto, Middle Hill boards, pp [4 blank], [1-6], [1-96], manuscript in ink (Spanish and transliterated Chinese) and pencil (Chinese characters); offsetting to first blank and final page of manuscript, but clean and sound throughout; housed in a calf-backed clam shell box with gilt lettering and …
Agostino (Agostinho) Villa, Giovanni (João) (1752–1803); Corrêa Valente, Manoel (1735–1804)
Two autograph letters sent by Lazarist missionaries at Macau to an influential Portuguese noblewoman, the Countess de Redondo, in 1785.
In 1783, at the instigation of Queen Maria I, Portugal introduced a series of measures which were intended to bolster the economic, political, social, cultural and religious situation in its colony at Macau. Among these were the replacement of the fragile military garrison by a company of 150 soldiers from Goa, and the appointment, by the Queen …
H.P. KRAUS RARE BOOKS
The legendary Austrian-born New York antiquarian book seller Hans Peter Kraus (1907-1988) has been described by William Reese as ‘without doubt the most successful and dominant rare book dealer in the world in the second half of the 20th century’. His catalogues, filled with a breathtaking array of mediaeval illuminated manuscripts, incunables (books printed before 1501), and rare …
GOSSELIN, Hellier Robert Hadley (1849-1924)
Manuscript diary recording an Englishman’s outward voyage to New Zealand via Hobart Town, his tour of the North Island, and homeward voyage on s.s. Ruapehu, June – October 1894.
Small pocket diary (163 x 113 mm), limp roan covers with later handwritten paper label ‘Old diaries / Hellier Gosselin’, approximately 75 pages neatly written in ink, recording the owner’s journey to New Zealand, out via the Cape of Good Hope and Hobart Town, home via Cape Horn (both voyages on s.s. Ruapehu), and his …
NEWTON, Rev. John, 1725-1807; [JOHNSON, Rev. Richard, 1753-1827]
/ By the Rev. John Newton … extracted from his posthumous works. To which are annexed a few pieces of poetry, by the same author. London : Printed for J. Johnson et al., 1809. Octavo, straight-grained morocco (rebacked); inscription to front free endpaper ‘Priscilla Martha Victoria Vickers, given to her mother by her early friend Mrs …
[NEW SOUTH WALES] Roll of deaths in the 50th (Queen’s Own) Regiment of Foot from April 1841 to May 1843
[Drop title] Nominal Roll of of Men who have become Non Effective Since the Regiment left New South Wales, up to the 1 May 1843, Cawnpore, 1843. Manuscript in ink on pale blue wove paper, folio (340 x 205 mm), 2 bifolia written on  sides in a neat clerical hand, manuscript column rules; a …
[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 …