Militaria

  • # 35480

    PLIMER, Nathaniel, 1757-1822, attributed

    A portrait miniature of Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Brisbane, sixth Governor of New South Wales, 1821-1825

    A fine portrait of a distinguished administrator whose political and social legacies were of immense importance in the shaping of the Colony of New South Wales. Portraits of such significant early Australian figures are of the utmost rarity.  [Attributed to Nathaniel Plimer, probably 1803-1804]. Portrait on ivory, in its original nine-carat gold mount, 70 x 53 mm; verso of …

  • # 34813

    Photographer unknown.

    Studio portrait of an officer of the 14th Regiment, Hobart Town, 1869-70.

    Albumen print photograph in carte de visite format, 93 x 59 mm (mount); no studio imprint; verso with a later nineteenth-century inscription in pencil: ‘My own, own darling. Given to me one afternoon in the Domain. Darling of [Cl…..]’; the print is pale and has lost some contrast, but the regimental number ’14’ is still very …

  • # 33990

    JACKSON, Gladys (1881 - ?)

    Under the banyan (signed presentation copy)

    Hong Kong : privately printed, 1925. Octavo, lettered flushcut cloth wrappers (lightly stained and edge worn), presentation inscription to the front free endpaper ‘With love and best wishes, Gladys Jackson. Hong Kong, Feb. 1929’. pp. [iv]; iv; [ii]; 114, light foxing to preliminaries else very good. Includes a number of poems relating to the Great …

  • # 34765

    CARDEW, Lieut. F. G. Calcutta :

    A sketch of the services of the Bengal Native Army, to the year 1895. (F. W. S. Cumbrae Stewart’s copy)

    Office of the Superindendent of Government Printing, India, 1903. Octavo, gilt-lettered green cloth (small tears to head and foot of spine), pp. [xii]; v; two colour plates; 576; ii (glossary of vernacular terms), a very good copy; first blank with the ownership inscription of ‘F. W. S. Cumbrae  Stewart, The University, Brisbane, July 1912’. Francis …

  • # 35092

    A.N.Z.A.C.

    The Anzac book. Written and illustrated in Gallipoli by the men of Anzac (second impression, first issue)

    London : Cassell and Company, 1916. Second impression, first issue, without the 2’6 price on upper wrapper. Quarto, illustrated wrappers with yapp edges (spine split with some loss), pp. xvi; 170, scattered foxing, colour plates and other illustrations, general wear. First impression, the poem ‘Trojan War’ maintaining its misattributed to J. Wareham, and second issue, …

  • # 34601

    [BIRDWOOD, William Riddell, Field Marshal, 1st Baron Birdwood, 1865-1951]; BIRDWOOD, Christopher Bromhead, 2nd Baron Birdwood, 1899-1962 (compiler)

    Birdwood family scrapbook relating to the military service of Field Marshal William Riddell Birdwood (Commander of ANZAC) and his son, Major Christopher Bromhead Birdwood (Aide-de-Camp, Australian Corps). Gallipoli, Western Front and India, 1915-1930.

    An important archive containing approximately 50 items of manuscript and printed ephemera (letters, maps, documents and photographs) pertaining to the military service of Field Marshal William Birdwood (1865-1951), commander of ANZAC at Gallipoli in the Great War, and of his son Christopher Bromhead Birdwood (1899-1962), who acted as the Field Marshal’s Aide-de-Camp in France while …

  • # 34543

    WHITFIELD, Paul, Lieutenant-Commander, R.N.; DAY, Julius E.; GURNEY; Jason; CLIFFE, F.V.; VAUX, H.C.

    The Prisoner’s Pen. No. 1. May 1918.

    Committee: President – Commander Whitfield R.N. / Editor – Julius E. Day / Sub-Editor – Jason Gurney / Art Editors – F. V. Cliffe, H. C. Vaux. Cover: Prisoner’s Pen, Heidelberg. Heidelberg : Printed by Carl Pfeffer, Buchdruckerei, 1918. Octavo (230 x 155 mm), original pictorial yellow wrappers with a design by P.O.W. artist F. …

  • # 34607

    CHURCHILL, Winston (1874 - 1965)

    The collected works of Sir Winston Churchill (34 volumes)

    London : The Library of Imperial History, 1973 – 1976. Centenary Limited Edition. Thirty-four volumes (complete, not including the Essays, which were published separately), bound in uniform vellum, lettered in gilt with armorial Churchill crests, housed in matching green leather slipcases (a few small dents and scuff marks), all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, internally clean, printed …

  • # 33629

    MINNS, B. E. (Benjamin Edward) (1863-1937) (artist)

    Grand Military Tattoo. Tendered to the Admiral Commanding and Personnel of the visiting United States Battle Fleet, at the Royal Agricultural Society’s Ground, Sydney, New South Wales. Thursday July 30th at 8pm, 1925.

    [Drop title]. Sydney : The Motor Press Ltd., 1925. Octavo (225 mm), colour pictorial wrappers, the upper wrapper design signed in the image lower right ‘B. E. Minns’ and incorporating symbols of the United States of America and Australia, including the flags of both nations, the kangaroo and emu, and the New South Wales waratah; …

  • # 34603

    Anon.

    Carte planisphere de la guerre mondiale “1942”

    Lille : Imprimerie Industrielle, 1942. Map of the world on Mercator’s projection, printed in colour, old folds as issued, 645 x 990 mm, inset maps of North Africa and South Asia, very good condition. Map of the world showing colonies, possessions and occupied territories during the Second World War.

  • # 33433

    BLECHMAN, Hardy

    DPM : disruptive pattern material. Encyclopedia of camouflage : nature, warfare and culture

    London : DPM Ltd., 2004. Two volumes, folio, camouflage patterned cloth in dustjackets (some handling wear), pp. [717]; [224], diecut pattern viewer included, extensively and comprehensively illustrated, housed in publisher’s slipcase with ribbon draw (rubbed, one corner bumped). An extraordinary publication, being a comprehensive history and encyclopedia of camouflage in the military and civilian culture. …

  • # 34561

    LINDSAY, Daryl and Joan

    The story of the Red Cross / written and compiled by Joan and Daryl Lindsay

    Written and compiled by Joan and Daryl Lindsay. [Melbourne] : Australian Red Cross Society, [1941]. Quarto, decorated cloth (toned, small split lower spine), illustrated endpapers, unpaginated (approx. 80 pp.), extensively illustrated by Daryl Lindsay, Lionel Lindsay, Napier Waller, Frank Medworth, Douglas Annand, and others. Of particular note is the vibrant double page colour reproduction of …

  • # 25597

    A.N.Z.A.C.

    The Anzac book. Written and illustrated in Gallipoli by the men of Anzac (first impression, first issue)

    London : Cassell and Company, 1916. First impression, first issue. Quarto, contemporary binding of gilt-lettered cloth (a few light stains and chips to edges), image from the cover of the wrappers pasted to front pastedown endpaper, pp. 170, light toning, colour plates and other illustrations. First impression, the poem ‘Trojan War’ misattributed to J. Wareham, …

  • # 34175

    LINDSAY, Daryl and Joan

    The story of the Red Cross / written and compiled by Joan and Daryl Lindsay

    Written and compiled by Joan and Daryl Lindsay. [Melbourne] : Australian Red Cross Society, [1941]. Quarto, decorated cloth (toned, small split upper spine), illustrated endpapers, unpaginated (approx. 80 pp.), extensively illustrated by Daryl Lindsay, Lionel Lindsay, Napier Waller, Frank Medworth, Douglas Annand, and others. Of particular note is the vibrant double page colour reproduction of …

  • # 34315

    TOZE, A. V. and STRANGE, Sgt. S.

    In defence of Singapore

    A series of drawings with brief Notes by L/Bdr. A. V. Toze, 122 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, and Sgt. S Strange, The Loyal Regiment. Preston [U.K.] : T. Snape, 1947.Qiarto, papered boards (a couple of stains), cloth spine, pp. [44], nineteen black and white plates showing Singapore before and during the Japanese invasion and occupation, drawn …

  • # 33991

    EMANUEL, Cedric (1906 - 1995)

    Southwest Pacific sketchbook

    New York : Prenticy – Hall Inc., 1945. Oblong quarto, lettered cloth (a few light stains), illustrated endpapers, approx. 60 pp., illustrated throughout by Cedric Emanuel. An artist-soldier’s view of New Guinea during the Second World War. From The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the front free endpaper (verso)