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 …
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 …
WARD, Myrtle Lewis (née MARETT) (1894-1987)
[PITCAIRN ISLAND] A small archive of correspondence and ephemera sent by Myrtle Ward (née Marett), wife of Seventh Day Adventist missionary Frederick Percival Ward, from Pitcairn to a young girl in Bendigo. 1938-1952..
Born in Ballarat, Myrtle Lewis Marett (1894-1987) was the daughter of one of the first Seventh Day Adventist “literature evangelists” in Australia, Henry Philip Marett. In 1915 she married Frederick Percival Ward from Ararat, a fellow Adventist whom she had met while studying at the Seventh Day Adventist college in Cooranbong, New South Wales. They …
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 …
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 …
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 …
STEWART, Henry Noel
A Royal Navy midshipman’s personal logbook and journal, kept during service on HMS Repulse, HMS Powerful and other ships deployed on the China Station and in the Indian Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and Mediterranean Sea, 1897-1900.
A pair of Midshipman’s personal logbooks containing the writings and drawings of Royal Navy Junior Officer Henry Noel Stewart, dated January 1897 to August 1900. The main section relates to the deployment of the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Powerful on the China Station from January 1898 to July 1899. Two volumes, folio (325 x 210 mm), Waterlow …
Pen and pencil on thick paper, 260 x 320 mm, signed in upper right margin MacGregor, the focus being the Overland Telegraph running from Adelaide to Darwin, with numerous natural features such as mountains, lakes and rivers delineated, the coastline and colonial borders in red, placenames in black; drawn by a school child probably aged …
[GOLD RUSH; CHINESE IN AUSTRALIA; ROBERT O’HARA BURKE] Recognizance of Bail document issued to Ah Man, a Castlemaine miner charged with stealing two ducks, and George Forsyth, his surety. Signed by Robert O’Hara Burke, Superintendent of Police. Castlemaine, January 1860.
[Castlemaine, Victoria, 7 January 1860]. Pro forma document, 213 x 173 mm, letterpress printed on both sides with entries in manuscript in the hand of the famous explorer Robert O’Hara Burke, at the time Superintendent of Police for the Castlemaine district, releasing from custody Ah Man, a gold miner charged with stealing two ducks from a …