Militaria

  • # 32785

    COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT OF AUSTRALIA. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE,

    [ATOMIC TESTING IN AUSTRALIA] Danger Radioactive

    [s.l. : Commonwealth Government of Australia, Department of Defence], 1961. Colour poster, 350 x 250 mm, offset printed; imprinted in image top right ‘R.A.A.F. POSTER 266 (NOV. 1961)‘; unmounted; some light wrinkling and creasing, otherwise very good. Trove locates no example in Australian collections of this highly emotive poster, which constitutes a tangible and sinister …

  • # 32713

    CHURHILL, Winston Spencer

    London to Ladysmith via Pretoria

    London : Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900. First edition. Octavo, illustrated cloth (a few stains, edges a little rubbed, slightly canted), frontispiece folding map printed in colour (short tear with tape repair to joint, slight misfold), pp. xiv; 498; [2]; 32, four plans (one folding), one quire very slightly sprung, some pencil underlining and early …

  • # 32048

    WALCH, J.

    Walch’s Tasmanian Almanac for 1885

    Hobart : J. Walch & Sons, 1885. Small octavo, gilt-lettered red cloth (lightly stained), hinges worn, pp. 304; 94; (4), advertisements to endpapers. Hobart Town and Launceston harbour signals, Tasmanian volunteer force lists, medical directory, shipping directory, mail services timetable, gold fields information, court information, advertisements for local businesses and much other fascinating contemporary material. …

  • # 32444

    ROSE STEREOGRAPH CO. (MELBOURNE)

    The Allies’ Aerial Service. A bi-plane leaving the British lines on scouting work in Flanders.

    Melbourne ; Sydney ; Wellington ; London : The Rose Stereograph Co., [circa 1915]. Stereoscopic gelatin silver print photograph, each image 82 x 75 mm, mount 93 x 175 mm, from the series The Allies’ Aerial Service, serial no. 12,933, printed title beneath image; the right-hand print has a tiny mark near the tail of …

  • # 31881

    WELLESLEY, Arthur, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852)

    In Memoriam card for Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington, 1852.

    [Great Britain : s.n., 1852]. Embossed card with black border, 80 x 115 mm, letterpress text: ‘In Memory of His Grace, Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington, who died at Walmer Castle, on Tuesday, September 14th, 1852, in the 84th Year of his Ahe. His memory will be ever dear to his country, as the …

  • # 31164

    [EAST INDIA COMPANY] GOUGH, Hugh, 1st Viscount Gough (1779-1869)

    [TASMANIA] East India Company commission of 1845 appointing Charles Ross Mackenzie as Captain.

    Bengal, Camp Hurruff (in ms.), 30 December, 1845. Printed recto only on parchment, 250 x 400 mm, folding to 250 x 100 mm; with entries in ms. recording the appointment of Charles Ross Mackenzie Esq. to the rank of Captain in the Service of the Honourable East India Company; signed by General Hugh Gough, Commander in Chief, East …

  • # 32088

    BAKER, Kenneth

    George Washington’s war in caricature and print

    London : Grub Street, 2009. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 224, extensively illustrated. A fine copy. A history of the American War of Independence in printed caricatures, broadsides, prints and ephemera.

  • # 30311

    W. MADDERN; O. S. HEMPEL (maker)

    [GLASS CINEMA SLIDE] Premier Bakery, Dandenong. Bread delivered, Dandenong & Districts. Your support solicited. W. Maddern, late A. I. F.

    [Melbourne?] : O. S. Hempel, [1918 or 1919]. Glass magic lantern slide, 80 x 110 mm; maker’s name and date ‘O. S. Hempel’ in image lower left; in fine condition. A World War One-era glass cinema slide advertising the Dandenong (Victoria) bakery of W. Maddern, a returned serviceman who entreats the public to support his …

  • # 32247

    LINDSAY, Norman; FULLERTON, Peter

    Norman Lindsay war cartoons, 1914-1918

    /​ edited and with a commentary by Peter Fullerton. Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 1983. Large quarto, brown cloth boards with pictorial dustjacket, 251 pp, illustrated in black and white, 4 colour plates, hint of foxing to edges and preliminaries, but an uncommonly fine copy. Lindsay’s World War One cartoons, originally published in the Bulletin.

  • # 31088

    GELLERT, Leon (editor)

    The Home. Vol. 22, No. 9. September 1, 1941

    Sydney : John Fairfax, 1941. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 64, spine defective, tape repair This issue includes an illustrated essay by Bernard Hesling, articles on Chinese doorways, Australian architecture, interior decoration, gardening, fashion, administering first aid, Jerusalem, donating Blood, etc. Striking advertisements for David Jones, Rosella, Journey Cosmetics, Penfolds, Cyclax, Bovril Qantas, Joyce, etc. ‘Sydney …

  • # 31761

    GELLERT, Leon; LINDSAY, Norman

    Songs of a campaign

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson 1917. Third, enlarged edition. Octavo, decorated cloth (flecked), illustrated endpapers, pp. 124, crease to title page, illustrated by Norman Lindsay. First edition to be illustrated by Lindsay.

  • # 31728

    FORBES, Archibald

    Chinese Gordon : a succinct record of his life

    London : G. Routledge, 1884. First edition. Octavo, illustrated yellowback boards (rubbed, joints weak, upper board nearly detached), pp. [iv]; 252 (pp. 31-32 torn with a chunk of text lost). A worn copy. ‘Major-General Charles George Gordon CB (28 January 1833 – 26 January 1885), also known as Chinese Gordon, Gordon Pasha, and Gordon of …

  • # 31762

    JACK, Kenneth (1924 - 2006)

    Kenneth Jack. World War II paintings and drawings (signed copy)

    Brisbane : Booralong Publications, 1990. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (creased), some occasional foxing, pp. 104, illustrated. Signed by the artist on the title page.

  • # 31573

    STRECKER, Jacqueline et al.

    Battle Lines : Canadian & Australian artists in the field 1917-19

    Canberra : Australian War Memorial, 2001. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 31, illustrated. Includes works by Fred Leist, Arthur Streeton, Charles Bryant, A. H. Fullwood et al.

  • # 30273

    ALPERS, Philip

    Gun-running in Papua New Guinea : from arrows to assault weapons in the Southern Highlands

    Geneva : Small Arms Survey, Graduate Institute of International Studies, [2005]. Series: Special report (Small Arms Survey) ; no. 5. Quarto (295 x 210 mm), publisher’s printed wrappers and protective clear plastic cover, 137 pp, photographic illustrations, maps, tables; a good copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the inside …

  • # 30705

    OLDEKOP, August von

    [A RELIC OF THE SIEGE OF SEBASTOPOL] Razgovory francuzsko-russko-německie = Dialogues français-russes-allemands = Französisch-russisch-deutsche Gespräche.

    Sanktpeterburg : F. Bellizar, 1837. First edition. Octavo, contemporary half calf over papered boards (upper board detached, boards heavily scuffed and corners worn), original backstrip lettered in gilt (loss to leather at head and tail); front pastedown inscribed in ink ‘Found in Sebastopol, September 1855’; front free-endpaper with a presentation inscription in the same hand: …