Militaria

  • # 27107

    FRY, Gavin

    Ivor Hele, the soldiers’ artist

    Canberra : Australian War Memorial, 1984. Oblong quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 112, illustrated.

  • # 26931

    McKENZIE, Frederick Arthur

    From Tokyo to Tiflis. Uncensored letters from the war.

    London : Hurst and Blackett, 1905. Octavo, gilt-illustrated cloth (spine sunned), pp. x; 340, photographic illustrations, folding map. An Englishman’s account of the Russo-Japanese War, written in Tbilisi.

  • # 26919

    WILMOT, Chester

    Two women and a baby cross the Owen Stanleys in New Guinea : being an address broadcast through the A.B.C. by Mr. Chester Wilmot.

    [Melbourne] : Australian Board of Missions, [1943]. Small octavo (180 x 115 mm), pictorial green wrappers (sunned at top edges and spine), pp 8; a good copy. Contemporary publication of the story of a dramatic escape from the Japanese forces in New Guinea. Trove locates only three copies (Libraries Tasmania; University of Melbourne Library; Monash …

  • # 26867

    COUNIHAN Noel et al.

    National exhibition of art “Australia at war”

    Melbourne : Artists Advisory Panel and War Art Council, 1940. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [16], illustrated by Noel Counihan and others, introduction by Hal Missingham, includes works by Donald Friend, Kenneth Jack, Douglas Annand, Ethel Carrick, Dorrit Black, Ray Crooke, Weaver Hawkins, Frank Hinder, Sali Herman, Clifton Pugh, Margaret Olley, Allan Sumner, Margaret Preston, Harald …

  • # 26502

    WEBSTER, H. (Hartley)

    Portrait of Major James Derrom. Auckland, New Zealand, circa 1870.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 61 mm (mount); recto with contemporary identifying caption in ink to bottom margin ‘J. Derrom’; verso imprinted ‘Photographed by H. Webster, Queen Street, Auckland’; the albumen print has a few scattered ink spots and surface rubbing; the mount is a little toned but in good condition. Major …

  • # 26513

    [WEBSTER, Hartley]

    Portrait of Colonial William Charles Lyon (1825-1887), taken during the New Zealand Wars. Auckland, circa 1868; together with three other portraits of New Zealand soldiers taken around the same time.

    I. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 97 x 60 mm (mount); no photographer’s imprint; the print with some mottling in the negative, otherwise good condituion; the mount trimmed at the edges; accompanied by a cutting from the album wondow mount from which the photograph was removed, with fully contemporary identifying caption in pencil …

  • # 26794

    MITCHELL (LONDON) (publisher)

    Photographs of the prototype for the New Zealand Medal, circa 1869.

    Two albumen print photographs, carte de visite format, each 101 x 63 mm (mounts), versos with impint of ‘Mitchell. Military Bookseller, 39, Charing Cross‘, and in manuscript in ink ‘New Zealand‘ within a printed cartouche; both cartes are in fine condition. These are likely to be officially authorised photographs of the prototype for the New …

  • # 26663

    JOHNSON, Christine

    Five soldiers : untold stories of World War One

    Melbourne : Fox Galleries, 2019. Quarto, silver blocked white wrappers, pp. 65, illustrated. “Five Soldiers: Untold Stories of World War One is a monograph which pays tribute to the lives of five pharmacy students whose lives were tragically cut short by World War One and to the one student who survived the horrors of the …

  • # 26892

    CARLYON, Les

    Gallipoli (commemorative edition)

    Sydney : Macmillan, 2005 (reprint). Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth over laminated pictorial boards, pp. [viii]; 600, photographic illustrations. ‘This commemorative edition was first published to mark the 90th anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli’.

  • # 26885

    THOMPSON, Sergt. E. H.

    Light diet : a collection of caricatures & sketches

    London : New Zealand War Records, [1918]. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (stained and edge worn), pp. [44], illustrated. Cover subtitle: 150 caricatures and sketches perpetrated by a New Zealand artist in and out of hospital. Satirical caricatures of military personalities.

  • # 26281

    CARLISLE, Leslie J.

    Australian historical medals 1788-1988 (with Supplementary Price Guide)

    Sydney : Leslie J. Carlisle, 2008. Thick folio, cloth in dustjacket (sunned, corners a little bumped, a couple of short tears to head of jacket), pp. xx; (ii); 681, extensively illustrated. Loosely enclosed : the 20 page Supplementary Price Guide. The standard reference in the field, a scholarly and substantial publication printed in small numbers …

  • # 26224

    Committee of The Naval and Military Club

    The Naval and Military Club, Melbourne 1881 – 1962

    Issued b the Committee of the Club, 1962 – 3. Melbourne : the Club, 1962. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (a little scuffed), previous owner’s name to endpaper, colour frontispiece, pp. 106, black and white plates, errata slip. History of the historic Melbourne club which closed after financial difficulties in 2009.  

  • # 26396

    COUNIHAN, Noel, and LINDSAY, Jack.

    War or Peace. Twelve linocuts by Noel Counihan. Poems by Jack Lindsay.

    Preface by Robert Smith. Melbourne: Gryphon Books, n.d. [1978]. Large oblong quarto, quarter maroon morocco with gilt-lettered boards in matching slipcase, numerous colour plates reproducing Counihan linocuts, additional suite of the plates in black and white contained in a stiff paper maroon folder. Limited to 250 copies signed by Lindsay and Counihan. When Jack Lindsay …

  • # 25843

    PARFITT, Iris G.J.

    Jail-bird jottings : the impressions of a Singapore internee.

    [Cover title]. Also titled : Jailbird Jottings (title page). [Kuala Lumpur, Malaya] : [The Author?], printed by The Economy Printers, [1947]. First (and only) edition. Small square quarto, original stiff pictorial wrappers (a couple of short tears with small section of tape repair to head of the spine; some loss of paper along spine, traces …

  • # 26005

    81ST AIR DEPOT GROUP [USAAF]

    [QUEENSLAND; NEW GUINEA] 81st Air Depot Group. Christmas, 1944 greeting card.

    [Brisbane, Qld.?] : s.n., 1944. Folding card (158 x 89 mm), printed on 3 sides; front with colour illustration of the 81st Air Depot Group chapel at Finschhafen, New Guinea; inside with vignette portraits of chaplains Kenneth Urquhart and Walton Sullivan, and the Chaplains’ Message; verso with handwritten message ‘To all, love Gail’; in very …

  • # 26140

    GOERGS, Karl Wilhelm

    [SHEET MUSIC; SOUDAN CONTINGENT] The Harp of the Southern Cross : Australia’s message.

    / by Karl Wilhelm Goergs. Author of Echoes of Australia &c. Cover: “For the Patriotic Fund”. Sydney : [K.W. Goergs?], 1885. Folio (345 x 250 mm), disbound, decorative covers featuring a diagram of the Southern Cross with the date March 3rd, 1885 (closely trimmed at top and bottom edges), [2] pp music notation (arrangement for …