Militaria

  • # 43903

    [Anon.]

    [SECOND ANGLO-BOER WAR] Mock “In memoriam” card for Boer general Cronjé, issued after the He was defeated at the Battle of Paardeberg.

    [UK : s.n.], 1900. Folding card, 75 x 115 mm, printed on four sides in black and silver; the text on the third side reads: ‘In remembrance of CRONJE, Who succumbed to an attack of the “Bobs,” on Majuba Day, February 27th, 1900. “Not lost but gone before” – to St. Helena.’; and in smaller …

  • # 43839

    MENPES, Mortimer (1855-1938)

    War impressions : being a record in colour. (Edition de luxe)

    / by Mortimer Menpes ; transcribed by Dorothy Menpes. London : Adam &​ Charles Black, [1901]. Edition de luxe, limited to 350 numbered copies signed by the artist (this is number 316). Small square quarto, gilt-lettered decorated cloth over bevelled boards (recased, spine worn, some marks), top edge gilt, others uncut, endpapers foxed, pxiv, 254 …

  • # 43408

    Photographer unknown

    Ambrotype of two amputees, almost certainly Civil War casualties. U.S.A., 1861-65.

    Ambrotype (wet collodion positive), 80 x 70 mm (sight); housed in a double elliptical brass mat under cover glass, in a half leather case with geometric design; the ambrotype has some tiny mould spiders, minor crazing and specks of dust, but is otherwise in very good condition. It has been estimated that 60,000 surgical amputations …

  • # 43545

    MATSUOKA, Tokikata [松岡辰方] (1764 - 1840)

    Drawings of Swords [剣図 ]

    Manuscript watercolour album in Japanese binding of cards with title label (rubbed and worn), 27.3 x 19.5 cms, 17 double page leaves, manuscript text, 12 double page watercolour illustrations of Japanese swords, two double page watercolour illustrations of hilts and buckles a couple of old wormholes to the margins, a very good example. A fine …

  • # 43624

    BULL, Norma

    Invitation to an exhibition of paintings of wartime Britain and local scenes by Norma Bull

    Bendigo : Bendigo Art Gallery, c. 1945. Exhibition catalogue, single sheet, octavo, one edge ragged, catalogue of works. Norma Bull did not commence tertiary studies in art until 1929, her first year at the National Gallery School in Melbourne. A talented painter and printmaker, she was awarded the Sir John Longstaff scholarship in 1937 and …

  • # 42553

    FERRIS, A. J.

    When Russia invades Palestine

    Or “Zechariah’s End-of-the-age Message to the Anglo-Saxon-Israel Peoples as in Zech. 12 to 14”. London : the author, 1939. First edition. Octavo, illustrated wrappers by J. J. Hall, previous owner’s name in ink on upper wrapper and title page, pp. 100, illustrated with maps and photographs, small edge tears to pp. 91 – 94, a …

  • # 42554

    [DESNOS, Louis-Charles]

    [CASED POCKET ATLAS; REVOLUTIONARY WAR]. [Almanach géographique ou petit atlas élémentaire …]

    [Paris : Desnos, circa 1771]. Thirty-two copperplate engraved maps, each measuring 95 x 95 mm (image) and 115 x 115 mm (sheet), numbering in the upper right corner of each map; laid on linen, overall measurements 470 x 940 mm; inscribed verso Presented by the Marquis St. Simon to A. Gordon, with the initials M. G. (another …

  • # 41819

    HURLEY, Frank (1885-1962)

    [WWI] Idiot Corner, Westhoek Ridge, Belgium, 5 November 1917.

    Gelatin silver print photograph, 14.5 x 20 cm; verso with the wet stamp of the A.I.F Publications Section, Australia House (London); superb condition. A significant example of the controversial use of montage by Australia’s pre-eminent war photographer, Frank Hurley (1885-1962). From mid 1917 to early September 1918 the Australian photographer and adventurer Frank Hurley, who …

  • # 42235

    HOGUE, Oliver; AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY

    [WW1] Poems and pictures for the Red Cross Society.

    North Sydney : Winn & Co., 1918. Octavo (220 x 145 mm), original brown wrappers with pictorial onlay to front (upper wrapper with chipped corners), pp. 100; with numerous half-tone photographic plates and line-drawn illustrations; internally excellent. The photographs illustrate the activities of the Australian Red Cross at home and abroad during World War One; …

  • # 41465

    [HODNET-DE-COURTMACSHERRY, Edward Henry; NUTTALL, Henry Clarence Wardleworth; PICKLES, William Norman]

    [GALLIPOLI] Logbook kept by the surgeons of H.M.S. Albion during the Dardanelles campaign, 25 January – 21 July 1915.

    Government-issue Waterlow & Sons Limited ledger book, folio (320 x 220 mm), original marbled papered boards with hessian backstrip and corners (heavily rubbed and worn from extensive use), upper board lettered in manuscript in black ink: ‘H.M.S. Albion / 25th Jany. 1915 / to / 21st July 1915’; [340] pp. with manuscript entries in the …

  • # 40384

    VAN BERCKELAER, Isadore

    Studio portrait of a soldier wearing the uniform of a colonial regiment. St. Kilda, Melbourne, late 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm (mount); recto and verso imprinted ‘I. Van Berckelaer High Street St. Kilda’; both the print and mount in excellent condition. A full-length portrait of a soldier in the uniform of the Victorian Military Forces. Under magnification, he is clearly wearing the VMF belt buckle with crown at centre …

  • # 41512

    MOORE-JONES, Horace (1868 - 1922)

    Sketches made at Anzac

    during the occupation of that portion of the Gallipoli Peninsula by the Imperial Forces. By Sapper H. Moore-Jones N.Z.E.F. 1915. First Series [all published]. London : Hugh Rees Ltd., 1916. Original publisher’s gilt-lettered cloth gatefold portfolio, 360 x 810 mm, edges rubbed and worn, splits along folds, housing ten large format reproductions of panoramic paintings …

  • # 41420

    [NEILD, John Cash, 1846-1911]

    [SYDNEY] A group of personal calling cards collected by politician John Cash Neild of “Greycairn”, Edgecliff Road, Woollahra, 1890s.

    Group of 17 (seventeen) lithographically printed calling cards, various dimensions (smallest 40 x 75 mm, largest 57 x 93 mm); a number are annotated, some with PPC (Pour prendre congé, indicating a temporary absence), and several with the name of Major (or Lt. Colonel) Neild; all in good condition, with occasional light marks and toning. A …

  • # 41237

    ELLIS, J., Trooper

    [PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM] Souvenir of Palestine, compiled by Trooper J. Ellis, 7th Light Horse. 

    [Cover title]. [s.l. : s.n., s.d.]. Photograph album. Oblong folio, 230 x 320 mm; original red cloth over boards, upper board with gilt-lettered title surmounted by the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces badge (also in gilt); front pastedown inscribed in ink ‘Sent by Dr. Goggins’; containing 96 black-and-white gelatin silver prints in uniform 60 x 100 mm format, …

  • # 23436

    HAZELWOOD, Art

    Into Iraq

    [San Francisco : Art Hazelwood], 2010. Handmade artist’s book, boards with paper cover illustrated with a linocut, linocut title page, signed and editioned by the artist, 32 linocut illustrations (two are double page), a fine copy. Limited to 30 copies signed by the artist. ‘At the beginning of the Iraq war it seemed like a …

  • # 41383

    HOOPER, James

    Studio portrait of a Private in the Victorian Regular Infantry. Melbourne, circa 1888.

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 165 x 110 mm (mount); recto of mount with imprint of ‘West End Portrait Parlors, 112 & 114 Victoria Street, West Melbourne. James Hooper, Proprietor.’; a strong print in good condition (some surface scratches in the bottom right corner); the mount is a little darkened from handling. This colonial …