Politics & Law
CAIRE, Nicholas James (1837-1918)
Albumen print photograph, 223 x 272 mm, laid down on its original board mount, imprint of the photographer N.J. Caire to bottom margin (partially trimmed); verso with names of all warders in the photograph listed in pencil, the inscription now faint, but mostly legible, with pasted-down advertisement for Sievwright and Caire’s “Coronet” Photographic & Art Bureau …
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 …
[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 …
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.
SCHLEGEL, Gustave (1840 - 1903)
Thian Ti Hwui. The Hung-League, or, Heaven-Earth-League. A secret society with the Chinese in China and India.
Batavia [Jakarta] : Lange & Co., 1866. Quarto, half crushed morocco over marbled papered boards, spine lettered in gilt, bookplate to front pastedown for John A. Cockburn and bookseller’s label of Arthur Probsthain, pp xl; 253; 16 folding lithographed plates, pale foxing to preliminaries; a very good copy. Text in English and Chinese. The rare …
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.
[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 …
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, 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 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 …
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, 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 …
[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 …
EGAN, Pierce, 1772-1849; [JOHN THURTELL; JOSEPH HUNT]
London : Knight & Lacey, 1824. Octavo, recent half black morocco over marbled boards, gilt, spine with raised bands lettered in gilt, modern marbled endpapers, frontispiece engraving, A correct view of the execution, taken on the spot by an eminent artist (as called for by Ferguson), with a second frontispiece engraving (apparently not present in any …
Robert William Nutt (1813-1891) was one of Van Diemen's Land's pre-eminent early lawyers, practicing in partnership with Gamaliel Butler in Hobart Town in the 1840s. He was also a Member of the Legislative Council of Van Diemen's Land for 1851-52. In the late 1850s he relocated to Melbourne to work with James Hunter Ross, one …
Melbourne : John Ferres, 1863. Folio, single sheet printed on blue paper. Letter from His Excellency Sir Henry Barkly to His Grace the Duke of Newcastle relative to the extent to which the Islanders of the Pacific are being enticed or torn from their homes and conveyed in slave vessels to South America.
exhibited ex officio by the King's Attorney-General against George Gordon, Esq. commonly called Lord George Gordon : one for a libel on the Queen of France and the French Ambassador; the other for a libel on the judges, and the administration of the laws in England. Also of Thomas Wilkins, for printing the last-mentioned libel. …
RUDALL, Hon. R. J. (foreword)
Being a record of the development of the Education System of South Australia 1836 – 1936 with a supplementary section covering educational developments in the past decade. Adelaide : Printers Trade School, 1947. Quarto, gilt-lettered morocco (rubbed), pp. [vi]; 27; colophon, [iv – appendix], presentation inscription to front free endpaper. Limited to 75 numbered copies. …
COLQUHOUN, Patrick (1745-1820)
contenant le détail des crimes et délits qui se commettent dans cette capitale, et indiquant les moyens de les prévenir….Traduit de l'Anglais sur la sixième édition. Paris : Léopold Collin, 1807. Two volumes octavo, contemporary red half calf over red boards (rubbed), spines with gilt numbers, decoration and stamped title labels, pastedowns and free endpapers …
NATIONAL EDUCATION BOARD
in making application to the Commissioners of National Education for aid towards the building of school houses, or for the support of schools. Sydney : J. Moore for the National Education Board, 1849. Octavo, publisher's plain blue wrappers, stringbound, pp. 18. Fine copy. Ferguson 5125
SCHWEIGER-LERCHENFELD, Amand, Freiherr von
Translation of: Das Frauenleben der Erde (Vienna, 1881). St. Petersburg : Izdanie A.F. Devrien, 1885. Large octavo, original pictorial blue cloth, gilt (rubbed and lightly marked), title, page iii and rear endpaper with nineteenth century Russian private library stamps, pp xii, 688, with 200 lithographs including full-page plates and smaller illustrations in the text; scattered foxing, …
Juan de Solórzano Pereira
Indiarvm ivre, sive De iusta Indiarum Occidentalium inquisitione, acquisitione et retentione tribvs libris comprehensam … Matriti [Madrid] : Ex Typographia Franciscus Martinez, Anno 1629-1639. Folio, , 751, [1 blank],  pp; title with fine engraving by Roberto Cordier depicting Philip IV enthroned, his foot resting on a globe, flanked by allegorical figures of America and Spain; …
MONCKTON, C.A.W. (Charles Arthur Whitmore), 1872-1936
London : John Lane ; New York : John Lane company, 1922. First edition. Octavo, publisher's blind blocked orange cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt (slightly sunned), a presentation copy, inscribed on the front free-endpaper “Alice, with love from Whit”, and signed by the author on the frontispiece “C.A.W. Monckton”, x, 287 pp, illustrated with 53 …
DAVITT, Michael (1846 - 1906)
New York and London : Funk and Wagnalls, 1902. Octavo, gilt decorated boards, pp. 603, folding colour map, photographic plates. Irish Nationalist Davitt was supportive of the Boer in their mutual fight against the English enemy.
Dublin : Sinn Féin Bureau, 16 Parnell Square, . Small octavo, original illustrated wrappers (upper wrapper lightly foxed), 15 pp, text in English and Gaelic (pp 3-4), contents clean and sound, a good copy. A rare Sinn Féin publication. Brian O'Higgins was a founding member of Sinn Féin and President of the organisation between 1931 and …
DREISER, Theodore, 1871-1945.
Melbourne : Harry E. Langridge, 1928. (Reprinted from 11 articles appearing in the Sydney Sun and the Melbourne Labor Call, from May 22, 1928 onwards). Octavo, original stiff wrappers (a little sunned), staple bound, 40 pp, a very good copy. The American writer Theodore Dreiser, an avowed socialist and anti-capitalist, records that in the Soviet …
Sydney : Current Book Distbutors, 1951. Octavo, printed wrappers, slightly marked on front wrapper, pp 16, contents clean and sound. A small pamphlet, critical of Western influence in the then Persian oil industry.
FAST, Howard (1914-2003)
Forest Lodge, N.S.W. : Current Book Distributors, [between 1950 and 1953 ]. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (price annotation to front),  pp, faint stain to top edge of final three leaves, otherwise a very good copy. Anti-Korean War poetry by the American Communist writer Howard Fast, published to raise funds for the American Peace Crusade. Fast was …
CALWELL, Arthur A.
Melbourne : Reed & Harris, 1945. Octavo, illustrated stiff wrappers, pp 66, illustrated; a very good copy. Written by Australia's Federal Minister for Immigration, Calwell's first book details his views on vastly increasing Australia's intake of migrants and refugees as a deterrent to invasion from our neighbouring nations. (COWLEY, Des, A checklist of Reed & …
McGREGOR, Anne; PAPUA NEW GUINEA. OFFICE OF TOURISM.
/ by Anne MacGregor for all peoples of Papua New Guinea ; photographs by courtesy Office of Tourism, “Papua New Guinea Post-Courier”, Office of Information, Australian War Memorial. [Port Moresby : Papua New Guinea Govt. Printer, 1975]. Folio, publisher's pictorial wrappers, 40 pp, illustrated, map,; a very good copy.
BOUKHARIN N. [BUKHARIN, Nikolai Ivanovich, 1888-1938]
[Moscow] : The Group of English Speaking Communists in Russia, 1919. Octavo, bound in modern papered boards with leather backstrip, pp 79, ; first 16 pages with small loss at top left corner due to fire (not affecting any text), otherwise clean and complete. Bukharin's exposition of the Bolshevik programme. A scarce publication, due to …
STATE PENITENTIARY FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
[PENNSYLVANIA] Report of the Board of Inspectors of the Western Penitentiary … [1838; 1842; 1846-47]
Pittsburgh, Pa. : Johnston and Stockton, 1839; 1843; 1847-1848. Four issues, octavo, three with original colour wrappers, issue for 1838 with contemporary plain wrappers, each with stamp of the nineteenth century Bibliothek Bruchsal [Germany], nineteenth century manuscript numerals to wrappers and manuscript labels to three of the spines; pp 12; 20; 24; 27; two issues with light …
LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)
Melbourne: Director-General of Recruiting, 1918. Large folding poster illustrated by Norman Lindsay. Some splitting along folds and chipping with a little loss but overall a good example.