Politics & Law
Stockholm : Huvudbladet, 1971-1972. Issues 1 – 4 (all published). Folio newspaper, photo montage and comic strip illustrations (some colour), the first issue with large format (390 x 550 mm) insert photographic poster by Hans Esselius of Jimi Hendrix with printed lyrics of Pass it on (Straight Ahead); all issues in fine condition. Rare complete …
Netherlands. Ministerie van Overzeese Rijksdelen
[DUTCH NEW GUINEA] Rapport inzake Nederlands Nieuw-Guinea over het jaar 1954. Uitgebracht aan de Vereenigde Naties ingevolge artikel 73e van het Handvest.
The Hague : Ministerie voor Uniezaken en Overzeese Rijksdelen; Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken, [1954?]. Quarto, original printed wrappers (spine sunned), pp 120, followed by a section of black-and-white photographic plates (one loose), and a substantial number of folding statistical tables and appendices; a good copy. Comprehensive Dutch government report which covers Dutch New Guinea’s trade …
Stockholm : Bazaar, 1967. Numbers 1 (March 10-23) and 2 (March 28-April 14) (all published). Folio newspaper, photographic and comic strip illustrations, both issues in fine condition. The only two issues of this Swedish counterculture newspaper to be published. Number 1 contains an interview with Paul McCartney, essays on LSD in Stockholm and the contemporary …
[NEVILLE, Richard; SHARP, Martin]
Sydney : Oz Publications Ink Limited, January 1966. Quarto, staple bound, printed in black ink, 20 pp, upper wrapper with light staining, otherwise a good copy. The Australian satirical magazine Oz was an important phenomenon of the underground press of the 1960s and early 1970s. Initially edited by Richard Neville, Richard Walsh and the artist …
Australian nationalism : an earnest appeal to the sons of Australia in favour of federation and independence of the states of our country
Burwood (Near Sydney) : Moss Brothers, 1888. Octavo, cloth boards with gilt lettering (sunned), bookplate on front pastedown, library stamp on title page, pp 159. A comprehensive argument in favour of Australian federation, with attention paid to the logistical question of Australian national unity, including constitutional questions, railways, customs and duties, and defence, withe even …
NYE, Gideon (1812 - 1888)
Being an inquiry into the causes of the rupture of the English and French treaties of Tien-Tsin: and comprising a general review of our relations with China : with notices of Japan, Siam and Cochin-China. Supplemental of the “Rationale of the China Question” and the “Memorable Year”. Printed, not published, at Macao, 1860. Quarto, original …
[= International solidarity with the people of Cambodia]. Nijmegen : Vriendschapsvereniging Nederland-Cambodja, . Poster, screenprint, 590 x 410 mm, unbacked; in very good condition. The Netherlands-Cambodia Friendship Society was founded in January 1974, at the height of the Cambodian Civil War. On this poster its aims are stated as being ‘to work with anyone who …
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.
Tilburg [Netherlands] : Rode Zeef, Tom Leeuwenberg, . Poster, screenprint, 690 x 490 mm, unbacked; mild corner creasing, otherwise in good condition. Poster advertising a celebration of Cuban culture at De Katholieke Hogeschool, Tilburg (KHT), as an act of solidarity with the Cuban people,
[United Kingdom] : s.n., [1977?]. Poster, screenprint, 630 x 440 mm, unbacked; mild wear at the corners, otherwise in good condition. Constructivist-inspired Socialist poster issued in conjunction with International Women’s Day, celebrating the achievements of Russian women in the Soviet era. The text includes a quote from Mayakovsky and a description of Russian women’s actions …
STOP BUSH COMITÉ (NETHERLANDS)
[POSTER] Stop Bush! – voor een rechtvaardige wereld – Zaterdag 7 mei Amsterdam. Start 13.00 Museumplein.
[Amsterdam : Stop Bush Comité, 2005]. Poster, offset print, 420 x 590 mm, unbacked; in very good condition, with some mild creasing at top and bottom left corners. Poster advertising a protest rally in Amsterdam against George W. Bush, ‘for a just world’.
[POSTER] Voor de bevrijding van het braziliaanse volk voor de arbeidersstrijd in Europa neen aan de uitbuiting neen aan Brasil export
[= For the liberation of the Brazilian people; for the workers’ struggle in Europe; no to exploitation; no to exports to Brazil]. Brussel : Pierre Galand, Papenkasteelst. 13, . Poster, offset print, 680 x 440 mm, unbacked; in very good condition, with some mild toning and wrinkling at bottom edge. Belgian poster protesting against exports …
[POSTER] Makibaka! Support the struggle of the Filipino people … You can imprison a revolutionary, but not a revolution.
[United Kingdom : s.n., c1980]. Poster, screenprint from two stencils, 750 x 500 mm, unbacked; edges with a few short tears and mild creasing, otherwise in good condition. A dramatic poster in support of the Philippines Liberation Movement.
WOHLTHAT'SCHE BUCHHANDLUNG, BERLIN.
[POSTER] Berufsverbot : heute für Kommunisten : morgen für Sozialdemokraten : übermorgen trifft es dich! : Stoppt die Reaktion jetzt!
[= Professional disqualification : today for Communists : tomorrow for Social Democrats : the day after tomorrow it will hit you! Stop the reaction now!]. Berlin [West Germany] : Rausch Vertrieb, Wohlthat’sche Buchhandlung, [c1972]. Poster, screenprint, 700 x 495 mm, unbacked; small loss at each corner, otherwise in good condition. Poster protesting against Berufsverbot, an order …
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, …
AMERICAN SAMOA. GOVERNMENT
Pago-Pago : Government of American Samoa, 1917. Volume XV, number 6, June 1917. Folio newspaper, 4 pp, illustrated masthead, text printed in two columns, in Samoan and English; original folds, a fine copy. O le fa’atonu was the official organ of the Government of American Samoa. It commenced publication in 1903. About half of the scarce …
[TICHBORNE CASE] The great fight for £40,000 a year, between “Little Touchbone” the “Hampshire Infant” and Stoney-Hurst, the great Australian slogger.
[Title from artist’s caption]. London : Albert Mendelssohn, . Albumen print photograph of a satirical cartoon (artist’s monogram W.L. in the image), carte de visite format, 63 x 103 mm (mount), artist’s manuscript caption across the bottom margin of the image, mount with blind stamp of ‘Albert Mendelssohn, London’; recto and verso printed ‘Copyright Registered’; in fine …
Oakland : The Crusader, July 1922. Vol 1, no. 11. Quarto, pp 16, staple bound, front cover with original owner’s annotation in ink: ‘I think they ought to run both the K.K.K. and the K.C. out of business. I detest religious bigotry of any kind or creed’; some foxing and short edge tears; otherwise a good …
YOUNG, Jeanne F.; [SPENCE, Catherine Helen, 1825-1910]
Melbourne and Sydney : The Lothian Publishing Co. Pty Ltd, 1937. Octavo, original red cloth boards in the rare dust jacket; front pastedown with later ex libris, frontispiece photographic portrait of Catherine Helen Spence (detached), pp. 208; internally very clean. A tribute to Catherine Helen Spence (1825-1910), South Australian writer, preacher, reformer and feminist.
[SPENCE, Catherine Helen, 1825-1910]
Adelaide : W. R. Thomas & Co., printers, 1905. Duodecimo, original pictorial wrappers (split along spine), staple-bound; later ex libris inside front wrapper; pp. 36, 2 portrait plates; otherwise in very good condition. Reprint of two articles from the Adelaide Register, 30th and 31st October 1905, entitled A distinguished pioneer and A birthday reception. The articles celebrate the 80th …
[MANUSCRIPT] A Journal or Narrative of the Proceedings betweene the Commissioners appointed by His Majestie, and the Commissioners Deputed by the States Generall, pursuant to the Treaty of Peace made at Westminster 9/19 Ffebruary 1673/4 Concerning a Treaty Marine to be observed throughout all the World. And also an Article particularly relateing to the English and Dutch East India Companyes Concluded in the yeare 1674.
[London, 1674-75]. Folio, old mottled calf gilt, spine with raised bands, gilt ornament, red leather title labels lettered in gilt, all edges gilt; manuscript written in English, Latin, Dutch and French in several contemporary secretarial hands; ff 269; clean and fresh throughout. An important contemporary manuscript record of the Mixed Commission established to draw up a Treaty Marine and …
AUSTRALIA FEDERAL CAPITAL COMMISSION.
Souvenir of the opening of Parliament House at Canberra by His Royal Highness the Duke of York, K.G. 9th May, 1927.
[Cover title]. Also titled: Canberra and the Territory for the Seat of Government of the Commonwealth : brief review of history, features, and progress. Melbourne : H.J. Green, Government Printer, . Royal octavo, limp blue suede covers with gilt lettering and coat of arms to front (a few tiny marks), original red and yellow ribbon …
SPENCE, Catherine Helen, 1825-1910, editor
Adelaide : R. Kyffin Thomas, 1879. First edition. “The Proceeds to be devoted to the Home for Incurables, Fullarton.” Octavo, original red cloth boards with gilt lettering and ornament (rubbed and marked), front hinge repaired, front pastedown with later ex libris, pp. 95, internally clean. A rare copy of an anthology of women writers edited …
WATTS, H.E. (attributed)
Melbourne : Published for and on account of Trübner & Co., by … George Robertson, 1868. Octavo, modern cloth boards with printed label to upper board, title page with contemporary underlining in red pencil, 40 pp, scattered foxing, a good copy. Ferguson, 9089. Attributed by H.G. Turner to H.E. Watts.
WATTS, H.E. (attributed)
Melbourne : Published for and on account of Trübner & Co., by … George Robertson, 1868. Octavo, modern leather binding with gilt lettering to upper board, 40 pp, mild foxing to outer leaves, a very good copy. Ferguson, 9089. Attributed by H.G. Turner to H.E. Watts.
RADO, Alexander (compiler); Society for Cultural Relations of the Soviet Union with Foreign Countries
Guide-book to the Soviet Union : issued by the Society for Cultural Relations of the Soviet Union with Foreign Countries.
Berlin : Neuer Deutscher Verlag, 1929. Thick octavo, original embossed red cloth (rubbed and faded, cloth starting to split along the spine), pp lxxxvii, 855, advertisements at front and rear; numerous maps and plans, many folding; original owner’s occasional pencilled marginalia; a couple of leaves with tape repairs; map of Moscow with mild foxing; a sound, but …
MONROE, James; SOUTHARD, Samuel L.; United States. Board of Navy Commissioners.
Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a Report of the Secretary of the Navy, in relation to Provisions & stores furnished [to] the Squadron in the Pacific Ocean, &c. &c. May 13, 1824. Read: ordered that it lie upon the table.
Washington [D.C.] : Printed by Gales & Seaton, 1824. “18th Congress, 1st Session ”. Disbound octavo, pp 9, [1 blank], with 7 folding tables; browning and scattered foxing, but complete. The Pacific Squadron was part of the United States Navy squadron stationed in the Pacific Ocean in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Initially, there being no United States ports in the Pacific, the …
[BROADSIDE] Van Diemans Land [i.e. Van Diemen’s Land] / Lillies in a Valley Grew / Lillies and Roses
Birmingham : Jackson & Son, Printers, 69, Digbeth (From 21, Moor Street.), [circa 1830]. Broadside, 230 x 155 mm, laid down on fine linen; three ballads printed in two columns, with Van Diemans Land occupying the entire left column; some mild creasing, mostly confined to the right edge, and a few tiny areas of loss; …
CHAMPION, Joseph; BICKHAM, George
George Bickham : London, 1740 or 1741. Copperplate engraved leaf with a specimen of ‘The Secretary, or Law Running Hand’, from The Universal Penman, 415 x 255 mm (sheet), 325 x 200 mm (plate); numeral “3” in plate at top right; the example is engraved at the foot ‘J[oseph]. Champion / Carter Lane, near Doctor’s …
ROSE STEREOGRAPH CO.
Great suffragette demonstration in London : The Empire Car (different colonies) passing through Trafalgar Square.
Melbourne ; Sydney ; Wellington ; London : The Rose Stereograph Co., . Stereoscopic gelatin silver print photograph (mount 95 x 175 mm), from the series Great suffragette demonstration in London, serial no. 11,951, printed title beneath the images The Empire Car (different colonies) passing through Trafalgar Square, recto of mount imprinted The Rose Stereographs …
Britain’s Austral Empire. Portraits of the statesmen and officials concerned in the work of establishing the Commonwealth of Australia
The portraits from life, drawn by Percy F. S. Spence. The letterpress by G. Firth Scott. London : Sampson Low, Marston and Company, 1901. Folio, gilt-decorated cloth portfolio (stained, the ties perished) containing one volume of letterpress text (pp. 54, top edge unopened), one volume of engraved plates with title guards of dignitaries associated with …
ALEX F. RIDGWAY & SONS
[NEW ZEALAND] Land Regulations of the Province of Auckland. Adopted by the Provincial Council on the 5th day of August, 1859, and issued by the Governor on the 26th day of August, 1859.
London : Rees & Collin, 1866. Disbound octavo, 16 pp; scattered foxing. “Printed for Alex F. Ridgway & Sons, 2, Waterloo Place, General Agents to the Provincial Government of Auckland”. Unecorded in Australian collections.
Official programme of ceremonial and entertainments commemorative of the Inauguration of the Australian Commonwealth at Sydney. January 1st, 1901.
Under the direction of the Government of New South Wales. Sydney : designed and lithographed by John Sands, 26th December, 1900. Octavo, gilt-illustrated printed wrappers (lower wrapper stained and with tape repairs), pp. 44, photographic illustrations. Scarce Federation publication.
ROSS, James (1786-1838)
Hobart : James Ross, Government Printer, 1828. A complete run of 52 issues for the year 1828: vol. XIII, no. 608, January 5, 1828 – vol. XIII, no. 659, December 27, 1828. Large quarto, bound in contemporary blue-papered boards with manuscript dates to front and spine; most issues  pp; some issues with supplement (Government …
ROSS, James (1786-1838)
Hobart : James Ross, Government Printer, 1829. A complete run of 50 issues for the year 1829: vol. XIV, no. 660, January 3, 1829 – vol. XIV, no. 709, December 26, 1829. Large quarto, bound in contemporary blue-papered boards with manuscript dates to front and spine; most issues  pp; some issues with supplement (Government …
ROSS, James (1786-1838)
Hobart : James Ross and George Howe, Government Printers, 1834. A run of 49 issues for 1834: vol. XIX, no. 919, January 10, 1834 – vol. XIX, no. 968, December 18, 1834 (missing nos. 918; 928; 969). Quarto, all issues stitch bound, various paginations; a number of issues with supplements (Government acts); some issues with …
ROSS, James (1786-1838)
Hobart : James Ross and George Howe, Government Printers, 1835. A complete run of 52 issues for 1835: vol. XX, no. 970, January 1, 1835 – vol. XIX, no. 1021, December 25, 1835. Quarto, all issues stitch bound, various paginations; a number of issues with supplements (Government acts); some issues with subscriber's name [H.B. Fortesse] …
ROSS, James (1786-1838)
Hobart : James Ross and George Howe, Government Printers, 1837. A virtually complete run of 51 issues for 1837: vol. XXII, no. 1075, January 6, 1837 – vol. XXII, no. 1126, December 29, 1837 (missing no. 1078; but including the “Extraordinary issue” of July 11 1837). Quarto, all issues stitch bound, various paginations; a number …
Great Britain. Oversea Settlement Dept.
Series: E.S.A. 26. [London : Oversea Settlement Dept.], 1925. Octavo, 8 pp stapled pamphlet. Designed to encourage the migration of women from Great Britain to Australia, this brochure contains information on job opportunities for women in Australia – sadly only household work, employment on farms and stations and in country towns are mentioned; under the …
Artist Sigismondo Zacutti’s ticket for the inauguration ceremony of Governor Sir George Clarke, Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 10 December 1901.
[Melbourne : Govt. Printer?, 1901]. Lithographed card, 95 x 117 mm, recto endorsed with name of ticket holder in manuscript ‘Mr. S. Zacutti’; verso with plan of seating for the Exhibition Building; some edge wear and toning, but overall in good condition. The ticket holder was none other than Signor Sigismondo Zacutti, an esteemed Italian artist from Venice who had settled in Melbourne in 1889, …
HOWARD, Paul; BARWICK, Rusty; BAKER, Bryan; SNUCKINS, S.P.; RUSSELL-CLARKE, Peter; TANDBERG, RON
SEVEN ISSUES OF TOM THUMB, THE MELBOURNE SATIRICAL MEN’S MAGAZINE OF THE MID-SIXTIES. Glen Iris, Victoria : Baker Publishing Co., issues no. 2 (October 1965); 4 (December-January 1966); 5 (February 1966); 7 (April 1966); 10 (July 1966); 11 (August 1966); 16 (January 1967). Quarto, pictorial wrappers printed in red and black on newspaper, staple bound, 24 …
[Melbourne : Govt. Printer?, 1901]. Lithographed card, 95 x 117 mm, printed recto only, aqua design featuring the Australian coat of arms, with lettering in black, headed ‘Commonwealth Celebrations, Victoria’; stamped in red ‘PRESS’; lightly foxed, but overall in good condition. A scarce ephemeral item from one of the most major of the many events staged around …
ELDREDGE, Helen Woodsmall
s.l. [U.S.A.] : Young Womens Christian Association of the United States, 1919. Duodecimo, printed wrappers, staple bound, 8 pp; a fine copy.
DERRY, Laura Miller (1905 - 1993)
Four university assignments completed by Laura Miller at Bowling Green College of Commerce, Kentucky, circa 1933, as part of a degree in commercial education. Political, social, educational and religious conditions in 20th century in Japan. Laura Miller, class 184b. Quarto, 30 leaves, typescript, manuscript map in pencil, tipped-in colour postcards. Java. Philippine Islands. Laura Miller, class 184b. …
[FALWASSER, Henry, editor]
The Auckland Times. Tempora mutantur Nos Non mutamur in illis. Vol. 1 Tuesday November 8 1842 No. 17
Auckland : Printed (In a Mangle) and Published by Henry Falwasser, Sole Editor and Proprietor, 1842. Large folio sheet, 2 leaves (integral), printed recto only, in a variety of printing types on a washing mangle; subscriber’s (?) names ‘Mr. & Mrs Sim’ in brown ink beneath the masthead; tear to blank corner of initial leaf; …
STANTON, Don E.
Bermagui Sth., N.S.W. : Maranatha Revival Crusade, . Series: Monthly Message, no. 26. Octavo, pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with stain), stapled, 112 pp, illustrated; a couple of annotations in biro, otherwise a very good copy. “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (title page). Christian religious pamphlet written by an …
Adelaide : Pitjantjatjara Land Rights Working Party of South Australia, 1978. Folio, pcloth backed printed wrappers, 130 pp,  leaves of maps; a very good copy.
[Melbourne : The author, 1974?]. Quarto, 5 pp, stapled, roneo printed; mild horizontal crease, but a good copy. Questions prepared by the author, Andrew Markus, to aid interpretation of his book From the barrel of a gun : the oppression of the Aborigines, 1860-1900 (West Melbourne, Vic. : Victorian Historical Association, 1974), which focuses on conflict between …
PITTOCK, A. Barrie
Melbourne : Aboriginal Affairs Dept. of the Australian Union of Students, National Tribal Council, Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, 1971. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (lightly marked and creased), 28 pp, illustrated.
PARKER, R.S. (Robert Stewart) et al.
Spring Forum ; 1955 ; Proceedings. Sydney : Australian Institute of Polictical Science, 1955. Quarto, original card covers, roneo printed, 90 pp, 1 folding table, 3 folding maps; a very good copy. Contains four papers delivered at the Armidale forum by R.S. Parker (New states for Australia : why new states?), J. MacDonald Holmes (The proposed …