• # 20048

    SPECK, Catherine

    Painting ghosts. Australian women artists in wartime

    Melbourne : Craftsman House, 2004. Octavo, boards in dustjacket, pp. 239, illustrated. ‘Examines the art and life stories of numerous women in the Second World War including Grace Cossington Smith, Dora Meeson, Margaret Preston, Jacqui Hicks, Dorrit Black and Amie Kingston. Some women became official war artists producing an alternative set of national images every …

  • # 20072

    HSU, Shushi

    The North China problem

    Prepared under the auspices of the Council of International Affairs, Nanking. Shanghai : Kelly & Walsh, 1937. Octavo, paper wrappers with pasted on title (rubbed to spine), pp. [vi]; 112, internally clean. Concerns the Japanese invasion of Manchuria.

  • # 19431

    SHUCK, Jehu Lewis (1812-1863)

    Portfolio Chinensis : or, A collection of authentic Chinese state papers illustrative of the history of the present position of affairs in China.

    With a translation, notes and introduction. Macao : Printed by the Translator at the New Washington Press of F. F. de Cruz, 1840. Octavo, marbled paper wrappers; discrete private collection stamp of G.D. Musso to title page, pp xvi, 191; most of the Chinese is printed from woodblocks, with one edict by Governor Lin Tse-hsu …

  • # 19435

    NYE, Gideon (1812-1888)

    The memorable year : of the war in China ; the mutiny in India ; the opening up of the resources of Siam ;

    the projected movement upon Cochin-China ; and the monetary crisis in Europe and America ; being a record of periodical reflections and comments elicited by the course of events in the East, with incidental notices of political and commercial affairs in the West and some special papers upon political and geographical topics of the period …

  • # 19432

    NYE, Gideon (1812-1888)

    Peking the goal, the sole hope of peace : a lecture delivered before the Canton community on the evening of April 14th 1873.

    Also titled: Peking the goal, the sole hope of peace. Comprising an inquiry into the origin of the pretension of universal supremacy by China and into the causes of the first war: with incidents of the imprisonment of the foreign community and of the first campaign of Canton. 1841. Canton : s.n., 1873. Small quarto, original …

  • # 20192

    NYE, Gideon (1812-1888)

    The opium question and the Northern campaigns :

    including notices of some strictures by reviewers of the former ; and indications of the salient points of the latter, down to the Treaty of Nanking … … Canton : [s.n.], 1875. Large octavo, original printed wrappers (brittle and chipped, paper loss along spine, upper wrapper with repair), pp [20], 26, [17]-68, [14]; internally clean and …

  • # 19665


    The Trafalgar Bicentenary. The age of Nelson, Wellington and Napoleon

    London : Christie’s 2005. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 373, extensively illustrated. Landmark auction catalogue of the Napoleonic era.

  • # 19867


    My own war in Malaya

    s.l. : s.n., [1946]. Octavo, maroon buckram over boards (rubbed and lightly marked), upper board lettered in gilt (dulled), pp [8], 183, with 6 double-page sketch maps; a presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free-endpaper ‘To Buttercup and Victor, Best wishes, Denis. 29.1.46’; laid in at the front of the book are …

  • # 19519


    [BOER WAR] Private Joseph Mander, 1st South Australian Mounted Rifles, and Trooper Leslie Champness, 5th South Australian Imperial Bushmen.

    Adelaide, S.A. : Frühling Studio, [probably late 1899 and early 1901, respectively]. Two albumen print photographs, standard cabinet card format (mounts 165 x 106 mm), both with the imprint of Frühling Studio, 63 Rundle Street, Adelaide, and with a later family member’s identifying captions in pen recto and verso; the full figure portrait of Champness is in …

  • # 19841


    The New South Wales Contingents for South Africa : being a pictorial record of the organisation of the Colony’s forces for active service … …

    Cover: Transvaal War souvenir : Bushmen’s Contingent souvenir. Sydney : N.S.W. Bookstall Co., Sole proprietor, A.C. Rowlandson, 1900. Quarto (280 x 220 mm), original pictorial wrappers (lightly foxed, upper wrapper chipped at bottom corner), lower wrapper with advertisements for Singer sewing machines and Crown Studios (Sydney photographers), staple bound, 32 pp, chiefly photographic illustrations with …

  • # 19512

    The story of the ANZACS

    An historical account of the part taken by Australia and New Zealand in the Great War … From the outbreak in August, 1914 until the evacuation of Gallipoli, in December, 1915. Melbourne : James Ingram & Son, 1917. Quarto, papered boards, cloth spine (a little edge wear, slightly shaken), the frontispiece table ‘Relatives and Friends …

  • # 19988

    REID, John

    Australian artists at war.

    Compiled from the Australian War Memorial collection. Volume I : 1885 – 1925; Volume II : 1940 – 1970. Melbourne : Sun Books, 1977. Two volumes, quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp 79, 78, illustrated. Military related paintings from the Australian War Memorial. A fine set, as new.

  • # 18955

    DAVILA, Arrigo Caterino

    Dell’istoria delle guerre civili di Francia

    Milano : Dalla Societa Tipografica de’ Classici Italiani, 1807. Six volumes, octavo, half-vellum over marbled boards, gilt-lettered contrasting morocco title labels to spines, Selborne bookplates to pastedowns, various pagination.

  • # 19085


    [NEW SOUTH WALES] Roll of deaths in the 50th (Queen’s Own) Regiment of Foot from April 1841 to May 1843

    [Drop title] Nominal Roll of of Men who have become Non Effective Since the Regiment left New South Wales, up to the 1 May 1843, Cawnpore, 1843. Manuscript in ink on pale blue wove paper, folio (340 x 205 mm), 2 bifolia written on [6] sides in a neat clerical hand, manuscript column rules; a …

  • # 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 …