JAMES II, King of England, 1633-1701; [MACCLESFIELD, Charles Gerard, Earl of, 1618?-1694]
By the King, a Proclamation. James R. Whereas upon Information We have received against Charles Earl of Macclesfeild (sic), We have thought fit to Direct Our Warrant for Apprehending the said Earl for High Treason, who is since fled from Iustice, and does now lie concealed … Given at Our Court at Windsor the Seventh day of September 1685. In the First Year of Our Reign. God save the King.
London : Printed by the assigns of John Bill deceas’d, and by Henry Hills, and Thomas Newcomb …, 1685. Broadside, folio (355 x 280 mm), printed recto only on wove paper, royal blazon at the head, historiated initial; a fine disbound example with manuscript foliation 24 at top right. A rare proclamation broadside issued by King James …
JARVES, James Jackson (editor)
The Polynesian, 1844-45 : 21 issues of the weekly Honolulu newspaper, official organ of the Hawaiian Government.
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands : J. J. Jarves, 1844-45. Twenty-one individual issues, folio newspaper (460 x 300 mm), bifolium format; disbound; text in English and Hawaiian; most issues with some water staining (not affecting legibility of the print), otherwise well preserved; accompanied by the near-contemporary marbled papered board covers (now detached, chipped and heavily worn) …
THOMAS, Robert (proprietor)
South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register. Volume 1, Number 19. Saturday, April 28, 1838. Price 6d.
Adelaide : Robert Thomas & Co., 1838. Folio newspaper, 450 x 280 mm, bifolium, 4 pages printed in four columns; original folds, some mild scattered foxing, but a very well preserved example of a fragile early issue of the first newspaper printed in South Australia. The South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register was first published …
Photographer unknown; WILSON, George Washington (publisher)
Circa 1900. Photographic glass magic lantern slde, 82 x 82 mm, with printed caption on the mount ’23. Martin Cash, Bushranger. / Tasmania. G.W.W.’; in fine condition. The most well-known of very few surviving photographic portraits of Martin Cash (1808-1877), the Van Diemen’s Land bushranger who twice escaped from the notorious Port Arthur penal settlement, …
EDITOR OF THE YEAR-BOOK OF AUSTRALASIA
Containing full particulars of the courts of Fiji, New Zealand, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, West Australia. [Melbourne] : The Year-Book of Australia, 1890. First edition. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth over papered boards (rubbed), advertisements to endpapers, pp. 320, internally clean. Published in the capital city of each of the Australasian colonies, with …
[EDWARD, PRINCE OF WALES, 1894-1972)
An archive of private photographs documenting the visit of HRH Edward, Prince of Wales (the future Edward VIII) to Australia and New Zealand in 1920, annotated by the Prince himself and originally forming part of his correspondence with his mistress, Freda Dudley Ward.
Group of 18 black and white photographs taken by various photographers in the Prince’s entourage during his Australasian tour in 1920, different formats to 155 x 110 mm; most are annotated verso in pencil in Edward’s own hand; one, of the Australian Prime Minister Billy Hughes, bears a deprecatory caption in ink recto; the group is …
GREAT BRITAIN. COURT OF ASSIZE (ESSEX); GARLAND, Nathaniel
[TRANSPORTATION] Essex. Gaol Calendar for the Summer Assize, holden on Monday, the 2d of August, 1824, at Chelmsford, before The Honorable Sir Robert Graham, Knight … and The Honorable Sir James Burrough, Knight….
Chelmsford : Meggy and Chalk, . Large folio bifolium (460 x 280 mm), letterpress-printed record of the Assize listing the names of the 100 men and women who were brought before Judges Graham and Burrough at Chelmsford, together with their age, trade, summary of offence with which they were charged and a notice of their …
[CLAYTON, John, 1853-1937]
Calling card of the Town Clerk of Melbourne, Mr. John Clayton. Presented to Commandeur de Chauleac of the French warship Scorff, 1892.
Steel engraved calling card, 37 x 76 mm, printed recto only ‘The Town Clerk of Melbourne / Mr. John Clayton’; presented to Commandeur Joseph de Chauleac (Chauliac), captain of the French warship Scorff, which visited Melbourne in November 1892; accompanied by two other calling cards relating to de Chauleac’s visit to Auckland, New Zealand around …
MUNICIPALITIES OF VICTORIA
Inauguration of Commonwealth of Australia . Addresses to His Royal Highness The Duke of Cornwall and York and to His Excellency The Governor-General from the Municipalities of Victoria
Melbourne : The Municipal Association of Victoria, 1901. Quarto, gilt-lettered red cloth (dulled), unpaginated, reproductions of ornamental addresses made to the Duke and Governor General (the Earl of Hopetoun) on 7th and 8th May 1901 on the occasion of the creation of the State of Victoria within the Commonwealth of Australia. The addresses include images …
[MACNEIL, John, Rev.]
[MELBOURNE] Everybody Should Hear Mr. M’Neil’s Lecture next Thursday Night, May 2, at the Baptist Church, Brunswick. The Rev. John M’Neil will Speak of the Night he Spent Some Time Ago With Four Young Men Who Were Executed the Following Morning. Admission Free.
Brunswick, Vic. : The Reformer Newspaper and Printing Company, Union-street, [c.1890]. Broadside, 140 x 155 mm, lithograph printed; some staining, top edge a little unevenly trimmed, but complete and legible. A fascinating and unrecorded ephemeral printing relating to the Christian revival movement in Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. It presumably advertises a lecture given …
ANTI-APARTHEIDS BEWEGING [NETHERLANDS]
[ANTI-APARTHEID POSTER] Demonstratie : Steun het verzet in Zuid Afrika! Geen steun aan het racisties regime! 28 augustus / 14 uur. Amsterdam. Vertrek: Westermarkt.
[= Support the resistance in South Africa! No support for the racist regime!]. [Amsterdam] : Anti-Apartheids Beweging, [c1970]. Poster, screenprint, 580 x 410 mm, unbacked; mild creasing at top corners, otherwise in very good condition. Poster advertising a rally in Amsterdam against Apartheid in South Africa.
FLOYD STUDIO, LONDON.
London : Floyd Studio, [between 1950 and 1960]. Original hand-stencilled and painted poster design, 750 x 510 mm, signed ‘Floyd’ at top right, stencilled across bottom margin ‘Copyright Floyd Studio London W.9. / CD 24’; unbacked and unmounted; closed tear at top left, and some water staining at left and right edges, top left corner, …
CARRUTHERS, Sir Joseph
Sydney : Million Farms Committee, 1932. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers (stained, edges worn), pp. 36, illustrated, a couple of tears. A plan for European migration for a White Australia.
HOWE, George 1769-1821; BLAXCELL, Garnham 1778-1817; BENT, Ellis 1783-1815; FOSTER, James; JAMES, Joseph
Promissory note, dishonoured, signed by Garnham Blaxcell for 250 pounds to be paid in good Government Bills to Captain Joseph James, Sydney, 20 March 1812, watermarked paper, 73 x 200 mm; accompanied by a notice of protest form dated 16 August 1813 signed by Ellis Bent, Judge Advocate and James Foster, Clerk for Ellis Bent, …
[SLANEY, William Henry]; [OXLEY, Francis]; [SEDDON, Arthur]
Deed of conveyance between William Henry Slaney and Francis Oxley, relating to a land allotment at Footscray. Melbourne, June 1858.
Manuscript on parchment, folio (465 x 310 mm),  pages, written in a fine clerical hand, dated 12 June 1858 and recording the conveyance of the southern part of Allotment 9, Section 11 on the corner of Whitehall and Napier Streets, Footscray, from William Henry Slaney, grocer, of Collingwood, to Francis Oxley, grocer, of Melbourne; …
[SLANEY, William Henry]; [OXLEY, Francis]; [SEDDON, Arthur]
Deed of conveyance between William Henry Slaney and Francis Oxley, relating to a land allotment at Williamstown. Melbourne, June 1858.
Manuscript on parchment, folio (465 x 310 mm),  pages, written in a fine clerical hand, dated 12 June 1858 and recording the conveyance of the western half of Allotment 8, Section 18 on Osborne Street, Williamstown, from William Henry Slaney, grocer, of Collingwood, to Francis Oxley, grocer, of Melbourne; with a sketch plan of …