Militaria

  • # 16645

    CUSHING, C.; EVARTS, W.M; WAITE, M.R., et al.

    [CSS SHENANDOAH] Two parliamentary papers concerning the British involvement in the American Civil War

    Two contemporary official documents relating to Britain’s support of the Confederacy during the American Civil War (1861-1865), and accounts of the actions of British built warships, including the Confederate raider Shenandoah and its controversial stopover in Melbourne. (1) North America. No. 12 (1872). Argument of the United States delivered to the tribunal of arbitration at Geneva, …

  • # 18537

    ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE.

    [SIGNED PROGRAMME] R.A.A.F. Concert, 9th June, 1941

    [At sea, on board RMMS Aorangi, Pacific Ocean, 9 June 1941]. Mimeograph printed programme on thick paper, 210 x 165 mm, stapled, illustrated front and rear wrappers, inner folding sheet with printed programme listing 22 concert acts and performers’ names; signed on the front wrapper by Sir John Tremayne Babington, Air Marshal, RAF Far East Command, and …

  • # 16153

    HMHS NUBIA

    [SECOND ANGLO-BOER WAR] Group of concert programmes printed on board Hospital Ship “Nubia”, 1902-03.

    [At sea] : HMHS “Nubia”, April 1902 – July 1903. Eleven shipboard programmes, nine of which are in uniform format, being roneo-printed on both sides of a single foolscap sheet that is folded once to form [4] sides, 205 x 165 mm; one printed on both sides of a half foolscap sheet (i.e. with only 2 …

  • # 18276

    KERRY, John and VIETNAM VETERANS AGAINST THE WAR

    The new soldier

    New York : Macmillan, 1971. First edition. Quarto, silver-lettered black cloth in dustjacket (tear to corner of front flap), pp. 174, illustrated. Photographic record of the anti-war movement. John Kerry served as 68th United States Secretary of State from 2013 to 2017.

  • # 18169

    AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE IN FRANCE.

    The Rising Sun. (With which is incorporated “The Honk”). A Journal of the A.I.F. in France.

    In the Field, France. No. 10, January 29th, 1917; No. 13, February 8th, 1917; No. 15, February 15th, 1917; No. 17., February 22nd, 1917. Four complete issues, unbound. Small quarto, pp 4, old folds, short edge tears, scattered foxing; three with original owner’s inscription to front, ‘Robinson, R.I.’; ephemeral and rare. Printed in very limited …

  • # 18017

    Magic welcome to China

    Nanking : Reproduced by Engineer Section, Army Advisory Group, Nanking, China, circa 1946. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (a little chipped), pp. 88, illustrated with sketches by Gyula Singer, a little toned but a good copy. A guidebook, locally printed, for US troops stationed in Nanking. “At the end of World War II, U.S. forces that had served …

  • # 18262

    McINTYRE, Peter

    The official war paintings of the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force in Crete and Libya

    Cover title: We saw it happen. Cairo : R. Schindler, 1943. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp [8] text, plus 32 full page b/w plates, clean and sound.

  • # 18123

    Photographic portrait of a Volunteer Militia bandsman and his wife, Adelaide, circa 1870

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm; recto of mount imprinted ‘R.S. Stacy North Adelaide’; verso blank; the albumen print has surface rubbing, particularly at bottom left, and a few small marks; the mount with age toning. An unusual studio portrait of a South Australian Volunteer Militia member in full dress uniform, …

  • # 17905

    The Kookaburra. No. 1. France, June 15th, 1918. Price 50 centimes.

    France : 3rd D.A.C., A.I.F., 1918. Octavo pamphlet, pictorial wrappers (stained), 20 pp; containing humorous articles and verse, each with illustrated headpiece; contents sound. A rare Australian unit publication produced on the Western Front in World War One, published by the Third Divisional Artillery Column. It appears that this was the only issue printed. Only two …

  • # 17494

    [SEMMES, Raphael, 1809-1877]

    Photographic portrait of Captain Raphael Semmes, commander of the Confederate raider CSS Alabama.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format (mount 100 x 62 mm); no photographer’s imprint, verso with contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Capt. Semmes, “Privateer Alabama”, destroyed by the Kearsage [sic.], June 19th 1864’; a couple of tiny spots of foxing to the print and mount, else a fine example of this rare studio portrait. This photograph …

  • # 17922

    COMMUNIST PARTY USA, LACKAWANNA BRANCH.

    Protest Hitler war-acts against Czechoslovakia and the rest of the peace-loving & democratic countries of the world! Street meeting Thursday Sept. 15th 8 pm, corner of Ridge Rd. and Gates Ave.

    Buffalo, N.Y. : Communist Party USA (CPUSA), Lackawanna Branch, 1938. Broadsheet, 275 x 215 mm, roneo printed one side only, illustrated with a lampoon of Hitler as a diabolical monster; old ink inscription bottom right ‘Buffalo, 1938’; age-toning around the edges, but in fine condition. Rallies organised by the CPUSA to protest against the military actions …

  • # 18437

    HORNE, Donald

    In search of Billy Hughes

    South Melbourne, Vic. : Macmillan, 1979. First edition. Small quarto, publisher’s blue cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket, pp vii, 135, illustrated with colour and black-and white plates; a fine copy. Portrait of controversial Australian Prime Minister William Morris “Billy” Hughes (1862-1952), ‘an illusionist who summoned up magical shapes and was an epic enough liar …

  • # 17599

    KENEALLY, Thomas

    Schindler’s ark. (Signed by Thomas Keneally)

    Sydney : Hodder & Stoughton, 1983. Fourth impression. Octavo, black cloth covered boards in pictorial dust jacket, a presentation copy inscribed by the author on the title page ‘To Colin, Supremo, Best wishes Tom Keneally 1984’ with a small self-portrait sketch; 432 pp; a fine inscribed copy. Keneally’s Booker Prize winning novel, the basis for Spielberg’s …

  • # 17084

    O’FERRALL, Ernest; LINDSAY, Lionel

    The Adventures of Chunder Loo

    Illustrated by Lionel Lindsay. Sydney: Blyth & Platt, 1915 Quarto, illustrated card boards (lightly creased), cloth spine, light handling marks but overall a very good copy of one of Lionel Lindsay’s rarest books. The adventures of Chunder Loo is a collection of humorous verses penned by O’Ferrall and illustrated by Lindsay first published as advertisements for …

  • # 16801

    RAILTON, Bruce (composer); NEIVEL, Esme (lyrics)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Home

    Melbourne : Allan &​ Co., c1923.. Folio, non-illustrated front cover, rear cover with advertisement for Peter Dawson’s ballad ‘Little Mother’; [3] pp of musical notation (arrangement for voice and piano); a very good copy. A sentimental song of the Great War, about Australian “diggers” in the trenches, longing for home. Copies are recorded in two …

  • # 16893

    VRIENDSCHAPSVERENIGING NEDERLAND-CAMBODJA

    [POSTER] Internationale solidariteit met het volk van Cambodja

    [= International solidarity with the people of Cambodia]. Nijmegen : Vriendschapsvereniging Nederland-Cambodja, [1974]. Poster, screenprint, 590 x 410 mm, unbacked; in very good condition. The Netherlands-Cambodia Friendship Society was founded in January 1974, at the height of the Cambodian Civil War. On this poster its aims are stated as being ‘to work with anyone who …