Militaria

  • # 28157

    JACK, Kenneth

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

    Brisbane : Booralong Publications, 1990. Quarto, boads in dustjacket, some offsetting to endpapers, pp. 104, illustrated. Signed by the artist on the title page.

  • # 27029

    HURLEY, James Francis (Frank), 1885-1962

    An archive of photographs documenting the experience of soldiers of the Australian Imperial Force on the Western Front, 1917-18.

    Group of 44 (forty-four) gelatin silver prints in identical format 145 x 200 mm, unmounted; all versos with Frank Hurley’s negative number in pencil, and ten with an additional contemporary manuscript caption in ink (clearly written by an eyewitness) as follows: St. Quentin Canal; Passchendaele Stunt. Duck walk track; 48th Battalion awaiting orders to “Hop” in the Big …

  • # 28005

    Small archive of cinema tickets souvenired by an Australian soldier in Alexandria, Egypt, in April 1941.

    Group of thirteen tickets, various sizes up to 90 x 120 mm; cinemas include the Rialto (2), the Rio, the Ritz (2), the Royal (2), the Lido, the Strand (2), the Mohamed Aly, La Gaîté and the Radio Ciné; one is inscribed ’64 General Hospital April 1941′; all printed in French, on cheap and brittle paper; occasional …

  • # 27674

    ROBERTS, Rowland G., R.A.N.

    Age shall not weary them. The story of H.M.A.S. Perth

    By Yeoman of Signals Roberts, R.A.N. Perth : Patersons Printing Press Ltd., [1942]. Octavo, cloth (sunned and flecked), inscription to the endpaper dated 1942, pp. 148; [8], lacks the rear free endpaper, a good copy. The tragic and dramatic story of the sinking of the H.M.A.S. Perth by the Imperial Japanese Navy at the Battle …

  • # 28050

    [HELE]. WILKINS, Lola

    Ivor Hele : the heroic figure

    Canberra : Australian War Memorial, [1997]. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 88, illustrated in colour; a fine copy. From the library of art historian Leigh Astbury, signed by him on the half-title.

  • # 27554

    HART, Deborah

    The realism of peace : George Gittoes

    Darwin, NT : Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, 1995. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers (slight edge wear), pp. 120, illustrated. Gittoes’ artistic observations of Cambodia, Somalia, Western Sahara & the Middle-East as an official Australian War Artist.

  • # 27128

    SIDDALL, J.B.

    H.M. Special Service Squadron. Visit to South Australia, March 10 to 15, 1924 : memento

    Cover: With compliments and Greetings from the Citizens. Adelaide : J.B. Siddall, [1924]. Small octavo (180 x 117 mm), pictorial wrappers printed in sepia (mild foxing), lower wrapper with street map of Adelaide, inner wrappers with [2] sepia photographic plates; contains a concertina foldout with [18] black and white photographic views and [1] reproduction of …

  • # 27107

    FRY, Gavin

    Ivor Hele, the soldiers’ artist

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

  • # 27106

    COUNIHAN, Noel (1913 - 1986)

    War or Peace. Twelve linocuts by Noel Counihan (signed edition)

    London: Collet’s Holdings Ltd., 1950. Later lettered paper portfolio (385mm tall), cut lettering from the original folio pasted on (foxed), 4pp. letterpress (long split along fold), twelve linocuts on separate sheets, very good examples. Limited to 300 copies signed by the artist, this is number 88. In this example, each linocut has been signed by …

  • # 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.

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …