HORE, E. O. (Miss); [CUTLER, Mary Anne, 1843-1937]
Handwritten invitation to Miss Cutler from Miss Hore to attend her birthday party, to be held at Mrs. Kells’, George Street, Parramatta, on May 8 [1858?]. “Dancing commences at 7. Private entrance”.
Manuscript in ink, on one side only of a single octavo size sheet of notepaper (182 x 114 mm) with embossed fleur-de-lis at upper left corner; dated at the foot May 4th; original folds, in fine condition. This charming ephemeral piece relates to a manuscript held in the State Library of New South Wales: a …
CROSSLEY, Ada Jemima (1871-1929)
[OPERA] Australian contralto Ada Crossley : a small group of manuscript ephemera, late 1890s to early 1900s.
I. Holograph note in ink on note paper (170 x 90 mm) with letterhead of Durham House, Langford Place, St. John’s Wood, London. ‘With pleasure I send my autograph. Very sincerely yours, Ada Crossley Muecke’. (On 11 April 1905 at the parish church of St Marylebone, Ada married Dr Francis Frederick Muecke, son of H. C. …
[HUMPHRIES, Barry, 1934 - ]
Bizarre / compiled by Barry Humphries. (Inscribed and with an original pen self-portrait by Humphries)
London : Elek, 1965. First edition. Square quarto, publisher’s gold-lettered black cloth over boards in the original dust jacket (some creasing and edge and corner wear, tears to rear panel), a presentation copy inscribed on the title page in blue pen by Humphries: ‘To Keith Wingrove from the Bizarre Bazza Humphries. Jan 21 1973’, with …
HAWTHORN CITY LACROSSE CLUB
[MELBOURNE] Hawthorn City Lacrosseurs’ Social Club : ‘Back to Childhood’ dance (masked). Monday, 10th July 1922. Assembly Hall, Burke Road, Camberwell.
Prizes for best characters. Dancing 8 – 12. Tickets 2/6 …. [Melbourne] : Hawthorn City Lacrosse Club, 1922. Admission ticket printed in blue on pink card, 70 x 105 mm, illustrated with crest of the Club, change of original date indicated with wet stamp; verso stamped with ticket number ’49’; stained (not affecting text), else good …
WESLEY CENTRAL MISSION (MELBOURNE)
[MELBOURNE] Wesley Church Hall, Lonsdale St. : Entertainment by the members of the Princess Mary Club in aid of the Tally Ho Boys’ Farm. May 23rd, 1929.
Miss Suzanne Abbott, Hon. Sec. and Treas. [Melbourne : Wesley Central Mission], 1929. Single sheet, 220 x 136 mm, lithographed printed on both sides in orange and brown ink on thickish textured paper; verso with programme of music and dance pieces, including performers’ names; in fine condition. The Princess Mary Club, housed in a grand …
ONO, Yoko (b. 1933)
Grapefruit : a book of instructions and drawings by Yoko Ono. Introduction by John Lennon. (Inscribed by Yoko Ono)
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2000. Square octavo, publisher’s black cloth over black papered boards, with copper lettering to spine, in the pictorial dust jacket (not price-clipped, proteted in a clear plastic wrapper with printed label ‘Signed Copy’), inscribed by the author and artist on the front free-endpaper ‘To Gilda. Love, Yoko Ono. Feb. …
DIVINE (Harris Glenn Milstead) (1945-1988)
[New York : Alan Rish, 1984]. Colour photo postcard, 151 x 117 mm, verso with printed invitation: ‘Alan Rish cordially invites you to spend a night with Divine. Performance Midnight, Monday, April 2nd, 1984. Limelight, West 20th Street and 6th Avenue. Complimentary admission for you and a guest’; the card is addressed to Dirk Rountree, …
MINOGUE, Kylie; BAKER, William
London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2002. Quarto, pictorial boards, pp , illustrated in colour throughout; a fine copy, signed by the Kylie Minogue on the preface page. A pictorial biography of Australian singer Kylie Minogue written by one of her closest friends, her creative director William Baker. Particular attention is given to the divide between …
BRADLEY & RULOFSON
Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 167 x 110 mm (mount); recto of mount with printed caption Madame Carreño Sauret, verso with imprint of the renowned San Francisco studio of Bradley & Rulofson; the albumen print is in fine condition; recto of mount with a tiny amount of foxing, else very good. A superb studio portrait …
INDEPENDENT THEATRE (NORTH SYDNEY); [JEFFERIS, Barbara, 1917-2004] [CRACKNELL, Ruth, 1925-2002]
Cavalier Productions present “The Duchess of Malfi” by John Webster. Adapted for the modern stage by Barbara Jefferis. Produced by G. Simpson-Lyttle. First appearance, Independent Theatre, N. Sydney. 29th September, 1948.
Leichhardt, NSW : Chown’s Gem Print Service [for the Independent Theatre], . Theatre programme, 220 x 140 mm,  pp; centre pages with history of the play, a note on Jefferis’ adaptation, and cast and crew (June Cornell played the Duchess, and the stage manager was Ruth Cracknell, destined to become one of Australia’s best-loved …
LINDSAY, Francis ; GRIFFITHS, John ; MORONEY, Davitt
[Melbourne: The University Gallery, 1985]. Quarto, wrappers, pp. 32, some illustrations and photos. Essay by Jim Davidson.
HOYTS THEATRES (AUSTRALIA)
Sydney : Hoyts Theatres and Roadshow Distributors, . Special invitation to a preview screening at Hoyts Cinema, Sydney, of the film Alvin Purple, on 14 December 1972 (the film was not officially released until 20 December). Single folded sheet (folding to 215 x 112 mm), printed in three shades of purple, the centre pages with …
Promotional photograph of Aboriginal musician Fred Little, younger brother of renowned Yorta Yorta singer-songwriter Jimmy Little.
Granville, NSW : Boomerang Entertainment Centre, [c.1960]. Black-and-white photograph on glossy paper, 165 x 215 mm, verso with wet stamp of the Boomerang Entertainment Centre, and identifying caption in pen ‘Fred Little’; light creasing and corner wear.
DOORLY, Gerald S.
The songs of the “Morning” : compiled and composed by Captain Gerald S. Doorly, one time Third Executive Officer, S.Y. Morning.
Melbourne : Bread and Cheese Club, 1943. Quarto, original grey printed wrappers, staple bound, photographic frontispiece of the ship ‘Morning’ in McMurdo Sound (National Antarctic Expedition 1901-1904), pp. 18,  pages of music notation, 1 full-page comic illustration, ‘Dissecting the piano’; introduction by R.H. Croll providing historical background; ownership inscription to title page, else a …
Columbia Pictures [U.S.A.]
[Los Angeles, California] : Columbia Pictures, . Monochrome daybill for the film The Blonde Captive (1932), 280 x 350 mm, printed in sepia ink on light card; light foxing to lower edge, pin holes in each corner, otherwise in excellent condition. Exhibited: Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. ‘Taboo’, curated by Brook Andrew, December 2012 – …
COVARRUBIAS, José Miguel, 1904-1957 (illustrator)
New York : Condé Nast Publications, Inc., February, 1932. Large quarto (325 x 250 mm), original pictorial wrappers, 88 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; in superb condition, and featuring a stunning cover design by Mexican artist José Miguel Covarrubias – a caricature of actress Greta Garbo.