Politics & Law
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 …
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 …
OLDAY, John (1905-1977)
Outsider John Olday exhibits 40 paintings, 70 drawings at the Royal Admiral Hotel [Adelaide], 10th March – 21st March, 1964.
[Adelaide? Sydney? : The artist, 1964]. A series of  photographic postcards, in uniform 140 x 87 mm format, printed on high quality Agfa-Gevaert matte stock, with reproductions of Olday’s works, all captioned and initialled by the artist in pen; the postcards are loose but accompanied by what are presumably their original grey paper “wrappers”, each 140 …
[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.
Melbourne : Sun Books, 1971. Oblong octavo, illustrated wrappers (small inscription), pp. 72, illustrated, previous owner’s name to title page, some neat underlining. A scarce publication documenting the origins of ‘ping-pong diplomacy’ following the Cultural Revolution, from the perspective of an Australian table tennis team prior to Chinese sporting engagement with the United States. Exhibited …
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 …
SANGER, William W.
New York : The Medical Publishing Company, 1921. Octavo, publisher’s blind-blocked blue buckram, spine lettered in gilt (softened at head and tail), front pastedown with ex libris of American mystic, occultist, hypnotist, mind reader and clairvoyant Alexander McIvor Tyndall, pp 709, ; endpapers with offsetting, a near fine copy. A revised and enlarged edition of this landmark work, …
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 …
UNITED STATES LEGATION TO CHINA
Treaties between the United States of America and China, Japan, Lewchew and Siam, Acts of Congress and the Attorney-General’s opinion : with the decrees and regulations issued for the guidance of U.S. Consular Courts in China.
Hongkong : [United States Legation to China], 1862. Octavo, contemporary half calf over pebbled cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt (repaired), front pastedown with early ownership inscription in pencil of ‘P.B. Bradford, Shanghai’; pp 190; text in English and Chinese; endpapers with light offsetting and foxing, a few pencilled marginalia; a good copy.
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 …
Ennis : The Clare Champion, 1954. Octavo, printed yellow wrappers (front lightly marked), 18 pp, illustrated with photographic plates. A good copy. Short study of the East Clare I.R.A. and its role in the Irish War of Independence. Unrecorded in Australian collections.
[Cover title: Minimanual of the urban guerrilla]. Vancouver : Pulp Press, 1974. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, pp 38, ; a fine copy. Carlos Marighella (1911-1969) was a Brazilian Marxist writer, politician – and guerilla.
[KENNEDY, John Fitzgerald, 1917-1963]
[U.S.A. : Democratic Party, 1960]. Original metal button (badge); diameter 33 mm; pin intact; fine condition.
[Adelaide] : [Government of South Australia], 1936. Octavo, navy leather boards with gold inlay and text, very minor chipping on spine, pp 43, with compliments card. Published for the unveiling ceremony of the commemoration stone by Governor Sir Winston Dugan. Transcribes broadcast messages associated with the ceremony.
Are women taking men’s jobs? : a survey of women’s work in Victoria with special regard to equal status, equal pay, and equality of opportunity.
Melbourne : Hilton & Veitch, 1935. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers (sunned and chipped, lower wrapper and inside upper wrapper with original owner’s pencilled annotations), 187 pp, dog-eared, but internally clean and sound. A significant, early study of sex discrimination in employment in the State of Victoria.
Attitudes towards Jews, Catholics, Foreigners and Masons. Fraudulent methods used. Atrocities committed in name of order. Chicago : Ezra A. Cook, circa 1922. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 70, a very good copy.
JENKINS, John Greeley (1851-1923)
as announced by the Premier and Minister controlling the Northern Territory. Adelaide : J. L. Bonython & Co., 1904. Tall octavo pamphlet, original printed orange wrappers, staple bound, 11 pp, a fine copy.
v[an] d[er] Valk, M[arius] H[endrikus] (1908 - 1978)
[S.l. : s.n., c. 1948]. Oblong folio, half-cloth over papered boards, pp. 12; , Chinese legal documents roneo printed in English and Mandarin. Rare privately printed work by the Dutch sinologist.
RZEWUSKI, Wenceslas (editor)
[=Fundgruben des Orients]. A Vienne : Chez Antoine Schmid, 1809. Folio, original printed wrappers backed with contemporary marbled paper; pp , 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 …
[=Studies on the right of asylum in Oceania]. Stuttgart : F. Enke, 1906. Series: Sonderabdruck aus Zeitschrift für vergleichende Rechtswissenschaft, XIX Band. Octavo, original printed wrappers, pp 64; mostly uncut; a fine copy. Studies on the right of asylum in traditional societies of Oceania, including Australia; New Zealand; New Ireland; New Britain; New Guinea; the Sandwich Islands; …
COOMBS, Herbert Cole "Nugget" (1906-1997)
Typed letter, single octavo sheet, on letterhead of the Australian National University, Canberra, headed 'Chancellor' and dated 16 September 1968, addressed to Sir Edward Ford, Director, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, University of Sydney; 'Dear Ted, Many thanks for your telegram of congratulations on the occasion of my Installation as Chancellor'; signed in …