Melbourne : Melbourne University Press, 1973. Octavo, boards in dustjacket (short tear), pp. [xii], 306, edges foxed, else very good.
A Communard in exile : a small archive of unpublished poems and songs in manuscript, together with rare locally-printed ephemera. Isle of Pines, New Caledonia, 1875-1878.
French journalist and former soldier Alphonse Pélissier was condemned to death for his involvement in the Paris Commune of March-May, 1871. His sentence was commuted to deportation to the Isle of Pines in New Caledonia, where he arrived in November, 1872. During his political exile this unrepentant Communard collaborated as an editor on several issues …
ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)
Gelatin silver fibre-based print, 10 x 8″; vintage (circa 1976) print archivally mounted. Exhibited: No standing, Only dancing, NGV, 2008-2009.
The Commonwealth of Australia. Inaugural Celebrations at Sydney 1901. The Government of New South Wales requests the honor of your presence at a Pyrotechnical Illumination of Sydney Harbour on the 4th January 1901.
[Sydney : Government printer, 1900]. Chromolithograph printed on white card, 137 x 226 mm; illustrated with a view of a ship passing through Sydney Heads, flanked by the coats of arms and flags of The Commonwealth of Australia and Great Britain; the invitee is not named, the word ‘your’ being supplied in manuscript; residual old …
WOLSTENHOLME, M. S. (editor)
[WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE] The Woman’s Voice : “democratic but not revolutionary; womanly but not weak; fearless without effrontery; liberal without license”. Vol. 1, no. 3, September 8, 1894 [and] Vol. 1, no. 6, October 20, 1894.
Sydney, N.S.W. : Jas. A. Ross, 1894. Two individual issues, newsprint in quarto format (285 x 230 mm); v. 1 no. 3 with the original pink wrappers (pp i-iv) preserved but detached (held along the spine by tape, heavy offsetting, chipped at edges), stapled, pp 33-48, contents clean and complete; v. 1 no. 6 lacking …
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, …
"VAGABOND" [pseud. of JAMES, Stanley, 1843-1896]
/ By the Author of “The Vagabond Papers”… … At head of cover title: “The Vagabond” Series. Sydney : “The Australian” Office, 15 Bridge Street, 1881. First (and only) edition. Octavo, original pictorial blue wrappers (chipped at corners and along spine, upper wrapper with early ownership signature ‘Thomas’ in pencil); inner wrappers with advertisements, pp [4 …
BIRNIE, Richard (1808-1888)
/ By Richard Birnie, Esq., M.A., Barrister-at-Law. [Selected and reprinted from “The Australasian”]. Melbourne : Alex M’Kinley & Co., Printers & Publishers, 61 Queen Street, 1879. Octavo (187 mm), publisher’s gilt-stamped red cloth over boards (scattered ink marks and small stains), spine lettered in gilt (softened at ends); a presentation copy from the author, inscribed …
CONVERSE, Rev J. K.
A discourse on the moral, legal and domestic condition of our colored population, preached before the Vermont Colonization Society, at Montpelier, October 17, 1832.
Burlington [VT] : Edward Smith, 1832. Octavo, printed wrappers, stitched, pp. 32; faint 19th-century institutional stamp to title page, foxed throughout, Scarce anti-slavery pamphlet.
After George Frankland (British, 1800–1838)
[Circa 1890]. Watercolour and ink on paper, 400 x 235 mm (image), 460 x 290 mm (sheet), with calligraphic caption in black ink at head of image (erroneously attributing the Proclamation to Governor Davey) surmounting four illustrations separated by ink-ruled lines; these pictorial sequences are intended to be read from bottom to top, and they …
[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; …
BURNELL, George (b.1830) & COLE, E.W. (1832-1918)
[Title from contemporary inscription in ink verso]. Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each image approximately 74 x 70 mm, on original flat mount of buff-coloured card, 83 x 177 mm; fully contemporary inscription in ink verso; each albumen print has a few tiny marks, and the mount is a little dusty but otherwise clean and stable. …
COLONY OF VICTORIA. PARLIAMENTARY PAPER.
for – A copy of all papers, including correspondence, legal opinions, reports of deputations, interviews, and minutes relating to the Chinese Immigration Question, and the action of the Government in connection therewith … Ordered by the Legislative Council to be printed, 26th September, 1888. Melbourne : Robt. S. Bain, Government Printer, 1888. Disbound folio (320 …
[GREAT BRITAIN. PARLIAMENT] SPEARMAN, A. Y. and Charles GRANT, 1st Baron GLENELG
Despatch from the Right Honorable Lord Glenelg to His Excellency Sir George Gipps, stating that the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury do not disapprove of the increase of the Police Establishment at Port Macquarie, but suggest the apportionment of the expence [sic] between the Colonial and Convict Funds. No.3. Downing Street, 14th October, 1837 … …
BIRNIE, Richard (1808-1888)
/ By Richard Birnie, Esq., M.A., Barrister-at-Law. [Selected and reprinted from “The Australasian”]. Melbourne : Alex M’Kinley & Co., Printers & Publishers, 61 Queen Street, 1879. Octavo (187 mm), publisher’s gilt-stamped tan cloth over boards (scattered ink marks and small stains), spine lettered in gilt (a little darkened); pp vii, [1 blank], 222, [1 publisher’s …
FISCHER, Christian August (editor)
Allgemeiner unterhaltender Curiositäten-Almanach auf alle Tage im Jahr. Herausgegeben von Christan August Fischer. Erster Jahrgang, 1825.
Mainz : Bei Florian Kupferberg, . Duodecimo (160 mm), original leather-backed red papered boards (marked and scuffed), spine with gilt lettering and decoration (softened at head and tail), original marbled endpapers, hinges cracked, pp vii, 472; text in German, in Fraktur; preliminaries and last few leaves with foxing, pale water stain to fore-edge margins of …