[PIGDON, John, 1832-1903, Mayor of Melbourne]
Invitation to a Fancy Dress Ball at the Town Hall, Melbourne, on 19 September 1878, from the Mayor of Melbourne to Mrs Kong Meng, wife of the leader of Melbourne’s Chinese community.
Melbourne : [s.n.], 1878. Lithographed card, 112 x 160 mm, printed recto only: ‘The Mayor of Melbourne and Mrs Pigdon request the pleasure of Mrs Kong Meng’s Company [in ms.] on Thursday 19th Septr. 1878 at 9 o’Clock at a Fancy Dress Ball at the Town Hall …’; light handling marks at top edge, else fine; …
AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY FOR CULTURAL RELATIONS WITH THE SOVIET UNION (VICTORIAN BRANCH); STREETON, Arthur; FAIRFAX, W. O. et al
Exhibition of Russian Culture : Russian pictures and photographs, Soviet posters and cartoons, pictorial statistics, Russian works of art.
Officially opened by His Excellency, Major-General Sir Winston Dugan … Governor of Victoria. Open from March 4 to March 13 … Lectures daily in the afternoons. The Velasquez Galleries, 100 Bourke St., Melb., C.1. Proceeds in aid of Russian Branch, Aust. Red Cross Society. Melbourne : The Society, . Octavo (215 x 135 mm), original …
MUIR, Thomas (1765-1799) [HAMILTON, George]
to the Hon. Henry Erskine, late Dean of Faculty. [Edinburgh? : s.n., 1796]. Quarto, disbound, pp 11, , front with manuscript note in pencil referring to Muir’s handwriting and Hunter’s Hill, dated 1820, old horizontal fold throughout, otherwise a good copy. One of three variant quarto editions, this being the issue with signature B on page …
GITLIN, Todd (1943 - )
The whole world is watching : mass media in the making & unmaking of the new left (signed presentation copy for Gene Reynolds)
Berkeley : University of California Press, 1980. Octavo, cloth in dustjacket (a couple of short tears), pp. xiii;327, internally fine. Signed presentation copy for writer, director and actor Gene Reynolds (1923 – 2020), creator of socially conscious television series M*A*S*H, Lou Grant and Room 222, inscribed ‘February 1981. To Gene Reynolds and the other makers …
UNITED EMPIRE TRADE LEAGUE; TUPPER, Sir Charles; DEAKIN, Alfred et al.
Luncheon by The Council in Honour of Vice-President The Hon. Sir Charles Tupper, Bart., M.P. for Cape Breton, G. C. M. G., at the Westminster Palace Hotel on Tuesday, December 8th, 1896.
Newbury [U.K.] : The United Empire Trade League, 1896. Golding menu card, edges gilt, pp. , short split to fold, menu, objects of the League, toasts, resolutions of the Colonial Conference in 1894, statements made at the Imperial Conference in 1881 by The Hon. Alfred Deakin, Victoria; the Hon. Sir John Downer, South Australia; the …
[GOLD RUSH; CHINESE IN AUSTRALIA; ROBERT O’HARA BURKE] Recognizance of Bail document issued to Ah Man, a Castlemaine miner charged with stealing two ducks, and George Forsyth, his surety. Signed by Robert O’Hara Burke, Superintendent of Police. Castlemaine, January 1860.
[Castlemaine, Victoria, 7 January 1860]. Pro forma document, 213 x 173 mm, letterpress printed on both sides with entries in manuscript in the hand of the famous explorer Robert O’Hara Burke, at the time Superintendent of Police for the Castlemaine district, releasing from custody Ah Man, a gold miner charged with stealing two ducks from a …
VICTORIA. PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS.
[GOLD RUSH; EUREKA REBELLION] Riot at Ballaarat. Report of the Board appointed to enquire into circumstances connected with the late disturbance at Ballaarat, together with the evidence taken by the Board.
Laid upon the Council table by the Colonial Secretary, His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor, and Ordered by the Council to be printed, 21st November, 1854. Melbourne : John Ferres, Government printer, 1854. Foolscap folio, string bound, 22 pp; a fine copy. A key primary source document for the history of the Eureka Rebellion, this report …
VICTORIA. PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS.
[GOLD RUSH; EUREKA REBELLION] Claims for compensation. Ballaarat. Supplementary Return to Address, Mr. Grant. 7th December, 1855.
Laid upon the Council table by the Chief Secretary, by command of His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government, and Ordered by the Council to be printed, 25th January, 1856. Melbourne : John Ferres, Government printer, 1856. Foolscap folio, 1 page; a fine copy. This document concerns a supplementary return of claims presented to the …
AUSTRALIAN COMMUNIST PARTY
Sydney : Australian Communist Party, . Quarto, pp. , creased, illustration. A detailed program of economic and social reform for Australia, following projected victory over fascist forces. Includes policies on the armed forces, youth, women and the Aborigines, as well as plans for New Guinea. Rare, a single example on Trove (Victoria University) with another …
Los Angeles: Waterbug Productions, 1973. Quarto, illustrated card portfolio (short tear, crease to spine), 28 illustrated sheets, very good. A satirical look at the Watergate Affair. 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 printed ‘Copyright Registered’; in fine condition. The …
STAUGHTON, Simon; WILLIAMS, Octavius; A'BECKETT, Thomas Turner
[MELBOURNE] True copy of a deed of conveyance between Simon Staughton and Octavius Williams, relating to the sale of three large subdivisions of land with developed properties at Prahran, near Melbourne, 17 February 1853.
Manuscript on parchment, folio (410 x 335 mm), pp 6, , written in a fine clerical hand, dated 17 February 1853, being a true copy of the deed of conveyance prepared by the solicitor Thomas Turner à Beckett for the transfer of three subdivisions of land at Prahran, near Melbourne, in the County of Bourke, together …
[GUÉRARD, Eugene von and GUÉRARD, Louise von]
Eugene and Louise von Guérard : a deed of release document bearing the signatures of the artist and his wife, dated October 1871.
On the evening of 12 September 1871 the colonial artist Eugene von Guérard and his wife Louise were passengers on a train which was involved in a collision as it was returning to Flinders Street from Prahran. Ironically, the accident took place only a short distance from their residence in East Melbourne. The injuries both …
COUNCIL OF ACTION FOR EQUAL PAY (NSW)
Sydney : Council of Action for Equal Pay N.S.W., 1942 ; (Sydney : Worker Trustees). “Pamphlet no. 4”. Octavo (243 x 153 mm), original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 16 pp; a good copy.
The introduction of parliamentary government in New South Wales : dinner of the surviving members of the first Legislative Assembly at Parliament House, May 23, 1887
Sydney : Charles Potter, Government Printer, 1887. Octavo, gilt-lettered red cloth over boards (lightly rubbed), bookplates from F. Hobill Cole and Bernard Gore Brett to pastedown, engraved plate of the parliamentarians, pp. iv; 43.
SCRATCHLEY, Laura Lilias (née Brown, 1843-1917)
Lady Lilias Scratchley, widow of Major General Sir Peter Henry Scratchley, special commissioner for the Protectorate of New Guinea, 1884–1885: autograph letter, signed, thanking the wife of William Chalmers for a photograph of her late husband. July, 1886.
Manuscript in black ink on mourning paper, octavo bifolium (175 x 112 mm); written on 3 sides and signed in full at the foot ‘Lilias Scratchley’, the letter is headed ‘Gordon Lodge, Lympstone, S. Devon, 23rd July ’, and is addressed to the wife of William Chalmers, a close friend of Lilias Scratchley’s late husband, …