Militaria

  • # 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.

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 16764

    [EMERY, N.M., compiler]; VARIOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS

    An 1860s carte de visite album containing photographs of Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Siam, including an unrecorded portrait of the American Mandarin Frederick Townsend Ward, and the personal card of Prince Krom of Siam.

    Nineteenth century carte de visite album, 160 x 110 mm, recent blue velvet-covered boards (replacing the original leather boards, now perished), original front-endpaper inscribed by the owner ‘N.M. Emery, Shanghai 1862. Presented by Captain [?] of the Steamer Nang Kow, and whose life was sacrificed to the Chinese in a massacre, rather than yield to …

  • # 17311

    CHURCHILL, Winston L. Spencer

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force. An Episode of Frontier War.

    London : Longmans, Green, and Co., 1898. First edition, second issue. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (rubbed and stained), bookplate label to front free endpaper, lacking the rear free endpaper, bookseller’s label for W. H. Smith to rear pastedown, front hinge cracked, previous owner’s name inscribed to the half-title, photographic frontispiece, pp. xiv; [2 – list of …

  • # 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 …

  • # 16888

    STOP BUSH COMITÉ (NETHERLANDS)

    [POSTER] Stop Bush! – voor een rechtvaardige wereld – Zaterdag 7 mei Amsterdam. Start 13.00 Museumplein.

    [Amsterdam : Stop Bush Comité, 2005]. Poster, offset print, 420 x 590 mm, unbacked; in very good condition, with some mild creasing at top and bottom left corners. Poster advertising a protest rally in Amsterdam against George W. Bush, ‘for a just world’.

  • # 16882

    FLOYD STUDIO, LONDON.

    [COLD WAR] Anytown Civil Defence Corps : Help to shield your family : Join now!

    London : Floyd Studio, [between 1950 and 1960]. Original hand-stencilled and painted poster design, 750 x 510 mm, signed ‘Floyd’ at top right, stencilled across bottom margin ‘Copyright Floyd Studio London W.9. / CD 24’; unbacked and unmounted; closed tear at top left, and some water staining at left and right edges, top left corner, …

  • # 17014

    Rivers, A. R.

    Mention’ in ‘patches

    Cabarlah, Qld. : [A.R. Rivers?], [1920?]. Octavo, illustrated boards (some toning), cloth spine, 33 pp, illustrated. A presentation copy, inscribed on the title for “K.A. Mitchell from the author Xmas 1930”. Muir 6404. The book tells the story of a little boy who has a strong imagination for adventurous deeds and acts of heroism. When …

  • # 16583

    CALERT, Harry

    General orders and observations on the movements and field exercise of the infantry

    London : printed for T. Egerton, at the Military Library, Whitehall, 1804. Octavo, contemporary papered boards, inscription ‘B. G. Hart’, pp. 43, a clean copy. A rare manual for light infantry during the Napoleonic Wars issued by command of his Royal Highness the Commander in Chief Harry Calvert, Adjutant General, Horse Guards.

  • # 16691

    Photographer unknown.

    British troops on rifle range, Weihaiwei, notheast China, circa 1900

    Silver albumen print photograph, 74 x 108 mm, verso with contemporary inscription in pencil: ‘Rifle Range, Wei-Hai Wei’; unmounted; in good condition, with a faint vertical crease at the left edge. Between 1898 and 1930 Weihaiwei, a territory in northeast China covering 288 square miles, was leased to Great Britain. The capital, Port Edward, was a …

  • # 16492

    PROUTIERE, Réné

    [CRIMEAN WAR] Manuscript compiled by a French cotton merchant and soldier, 1852-54.

    Unbound manuscript in ink on laid paper, large octavo (200 x 150 mm), original stitching, first page with owner’s inscription ‘Cahier de coton de 1852 et 1853. Monsieur Proutière Réné, soldat au 35eme de ligne 1er Bataillon 4ème Compagnie, à Inkermann (Crimée) armée D’orient Inkermann’; [9] pages of accounts relating to the purchase and sale of …