• # 17115

    SINCLAIRE, F. (Frederick)

    Annotations. (Presentation copy)

    Melbourne: G. Jervis Manton, 1920. Series: “Fellowship” publications, no. 4. Duodecimo, papered boards with printed title label (light foxing), a presentation copy inscribed on the front free-endpaper for Melbourne watchmaker and jeweller Joseph Lowy and his wife, using their nicknames: ‘To Mushka and Pat Lowy, 1924’, and with a frivolous rhyme in German (a private joke) below; 48 pp; …

  • # 18358

    WEBER, Johann Adam (1611-1686)

    [BINDING] Discursus curiosi et fructuosi, ad praecipuas totius litteraturae humanae scientias illustrandas accomodati, …

    [Salzburg : J.B. Mayr, 1690?]. Octavo, contemporary binding of painted vellum, gilt ornamentation, upper panel with central image of a statue of the Madonna and Child and legend ‘Monastery Ettalensis Fundatrix’ (Ettal Abbey, or Kloster Ettal, is a Benedictine monastery situated near Oberammergau in Bavaria, founded in 1330; the statue of the Madonna and Child is said to …

  • # 18398


    [GERMAN ENLIGHTENMENT] An early eighteenth century Kollektaneenbuch (commonplace book) with Latin, Greek, French and Hebrew entries, belonging to a young Lower Silesian nobleman and scholar.

    Lauban ; Leipzig ; Halle ; Magdeburg ; Frankfurt and der Oder, 1724-29. Oblong octavo, original full calf, upper and lower boards with elaborate blind-tooling in gilt featuring central armorial design, spine with raised bands (frayed at head and foot), original patterned endpapers, all edges gilt, [176] leaves, of which approximately one-third contain manuscript entries …

  • # 18269

    [DESCARTES]. VEITCH, John (1829 - 1894)

    The method, meditations, and selections from the principles of Descartes

    Translated from the original texts with a new introductory essay, historical and critical. Edinburgh and London : William Blackwood and Sons, 1887. Ninth edition. Octavo, prize binding of full calf, gilt emblem, spine in compartments tooled in gilt, contrasting morocco title label, marbled edges, marbled endpapers with University of Glasgow prize label in Logic and …

  • # 18369

    TAINE, T. D.

    On intelligence.

    Translated from the French by T. D. Haye, and revised with additions by the author. London : L. Reeve & Co., 1871. Octavo, prize binding of full polished calf, crest of Edinburgh University, spine in compartments with gilt-tooling, contrasting morocco tutle label, lettered in gilt, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers with prize label, pp. xlii; …

  • # 18491

    TROTSKY, Leon (1879-1940), et al.

    Leon Trotsky : a group of ephemeral publications, 1930s-40s.

    I. Trotsky, Leon. Stalinism and Bolshevism : concerning the historical and theoretical roots of the Fourth International. New York : Pioneer Publishers, 1937. Octavo, original printed wrappers, stapled, 29, [1] pp; a fine copy. II. Trotsky, Leon. In defense of the Soviet Union : a compilation 1927-1937. New York : Pioneer Publishers, 1937. Octavo, original printed wrappers, stapled, …

  • # 16754

    COLE, E.W. (1832-1918)

    “Humanity” / Number one, containing: the human race at a glance, by E.W. Cole.

    [Caption title]. Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide : E. W. Cole, Book Arcade, [1893]. Large quarto, original printed stiff wrappers (marked and foxed, paper splitting along spine), pp. 32, pages 5-31 comprised entirely of  lithographed vignette illustrations of racial types from around the world (arranged 25 to a page), with Cole’s essay occupying the first 4 …

  • # 16551

    FULLER, R. Buckminster; AGEL, Jerome; FIORE, Quentin

    I seem to be a verb.

    New York : Bantam Books, 1970. Trade paperback, original illustrated silver wrapppers lettered in black (slightly scuffed); pp 192; illustrated throughout; a good copy. An experimental publication by the American architect and inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller, in collaboration with producer Jerome Angel and designer Quentin Fiore. The whimsical work is replete with utopian plans and …

  • # 16672

    INGAMELLS, Rex (1913-1955)

    Because men went hungry : an essay on the uncertainty of Australian prestige

    Melbourne : Jindyworobak Publications, 1951. First edition. Octavo, original printed wrappers (spine sunned), signed by the author on the title page, pp. 34, ex libris of A. Harpley Bradfield to front free-endpaper; small stain to fore-edge of leaves, else a very good copy. An examination and criticism of the Australian ‘cultural cringe’ phenomenon by poet …

  • # 14586

    LOCKE, John, 1632-1704

    The works of John Locke Esq; in three volumes.

    The third collected edition of the works of one of the most significant philosophers of the Enlightenment. London : Printed for Arthur Bettesworth, Edmund Parker, John Pemberton, and Edward Symon, 1727. Three volumes, folio, uniform contemporary full calf with double gilt fillets; elaborately gilt spines in compartments between gilt-hatched raised bands, each spine panel featuring a …

  • # 15407

    HODSON, Geoffrey

    The case for vegetarianism

    Auckland, N.Z. : Dawson Printing Co. Ltd., [c.1940]. First edition. Small octavo pamphlet, printed wrappers (sunned and very lightly marked; upper wrapper with wet stamp of the Theosophical Book Depot, Queen Street, Auckland), staple bound, 8 pp; a good copy. The author was President of the New Zealand Vegetarian Society. Here he outlines seven reasons …

  • # 15207

    MARIGHELLA, Carlos

    Urban guerilla minimanual.

    [Cover title: Minimanual of the urban guerrilla]. Vancouver : Pulp Press, 1974. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, pp 38, [1]; a fine copy. Carlos Marighella (1911-1969) was a Brazilian Marxist writer, politician – and guerilla.

  • # 14656


    Seven pillars of wisdom : a triumph

    London : Jonathan Cape, 1935. First trade edition. Quarto, gilt-illustrated cloth (flecked, spine a little sunned), printed dustjacket (price clipped, a few short tears with paper reinforcements verso), pp. 672; numerous plates and folding maps, a very good copy. 

  • # 14611

    RZEWUSKI, Wenceslas (editor)

    [ORIENTALISM] Mines de l’Orient : exploitées par une société d’amateurs

    [=Fundgruben des Orients]. A Vienne : Chez Antoine Schmid, 1809. Folio, original printed wrappers backed with contemporary marbled paper; pp [8], the second page printed entirely in Arabic script; single horizontal fold at centre, in very good condition. Rare prospectus in French for an early and important Orientalist periodical, Fundgruben des Orients, which was published …

  • # 9742

    [DESCARTES]. HART, Kevin

    Losing the power to say “I” : an essay celebrating the four hundredth anniversary of the birth

    of René Descartes. Melbourne : Art School Press, 1996. Limited edition of 100 copies, numbered, signed and dated by the author (no. 91). Octavo, olive cloth boards with pictorial onlay (portrait of Descartes), title page printed in red and black with vignette portrait of Descartes (identical to onlay on upper board), 37 pp, a fine copy.