Militaria

  • # 18916

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    The Victoria Volunteer Engineers in camp near Melbourne, 1871

    Albumen print photograph, 200 x 270 mm, no photographer’s imprint; laid down on its original album page, contemporary manuscript caption in ink beneath image ‘Victoria Engineer Volunteers [sic] in Camp near Melbourne 1871’; verso blank; the albumen print is in fine condition, and the page is free from foxing. This large format composition shows the …

  • # 18812

    CLIFFORD, Samuel (1827-1890)

    A volunteer infantry unit on parade at Angelsea Barracks, Hobart Town, circa 1867

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 62 x 104 mm, recto imprinted ‘Samuel Clifford’ at right margin of mount, verso with Clifford’s back mark featuring an illustration of the medal awarded to him at the Melbourne Intercolonial Exhibition, 1866, for ‘Architectural & Landscape Photography’, and also mentioning his exhibit at the New Zealand Exhibition (Dunedin) in …

  • # 18545

    [STUART, William Slade]

    [SECOND ANGLO-BOER WAR] New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

    [London : W.S. Stuart, between 1899 and 1902]. Photographic glass magic lantern slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, manuscript title in the negative ‘New South Wales Mounted Rifles 2567 Stuart Copyright’, original printed label ‘The British Army’ and manuscript label with sequence number ’13’; a superb, crisp image in fine condition. ‘The regiment …

  • # 17226

    IDRIESS, Ion L. (1889-1979)

    Onward Australia : developing a continent

    Sydney : Angus and Robertson, 1944. “Battle for Australia” series. Octavo, pictorial wrappers over card (horizontal scratch to front, minor chipping along spine), bookplate to front pastedown, pp 270; internally sound, a good copy. Scarce. An idealistic vision of Australia’s future, written in wartime by the prolific and influential writer Ion Idriess.

  • # 18440

    [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 …

  • # 18663

    AUSTRALIA. NAVY OFFICE.

    How to join the Royal Australian Navy.

    Cover: ‘Revised 1935’. [Melbourne : H.J. Green, Govt. printer, 1935]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (some paper adhesions to lower wrapper), staple bound, pp 36, b/w photographic illustrations; centre pages loosened from staples, else internally sound and clean. This later edition appears unrecorded in Australian collections

  • # 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, …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …