Politics & Law

  • # 28413

    [WRAXALL, Sir Nathaniel William, 1751-1831]

    [BOTANY BAY] A Short Review of the Political State of Great Britain at the Commencement

    of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Seven … The Sixth Edition, with additions. London : Printed for J. Debrett, opposite Burlington House, Piccadilly, 1787. Octavo, in modern marbled wrappers, pp iv, 86; internally clean and fresh, a very good copy. Ferguson 27; Sabin 80688 (4th edition). On pages 77-83, the anonymous author, now known to be …

  • # 27991


    [WESTERN DISTRICT] Aus Welt und Zeit : Beiblatt zum Lutherischen Kirchenboten für Australien. 16. Jahrg. No. 6. Hochkirch, Juni 1889.

    Hochkirch [Vic.] : Oscar Müller, 1889. Folio newspaper (460 x 300 mm), [4] pp; complete; printed in German in Gothic type in three columns; includes lengthy news articles from the Australian colonies and Europe and brief reports from Asia, Africa and the Americas; the last column on the rear page has advertisements for Otto Dettmann …

  • # 27365


    Autograph book. Melbourne, 1937-45. With signatures of many figures in the performing arts world, including most of Colonel W. De Basil’s Monte Carlo Russian Ballet company, Roy Rene and Sadie Gale, and Peter Dawson.

    Deluxe autograph album made by Norman Bros., Melbourne (binder’s ticket to rear pastedown); oblong octavo (125 x 180 mm), limp textured blue leather boards (sunned, ink stain to lower board), upper board embossed in gilt ‘Autographs’; all edges gilt; [60] leaves; the signatures in the first third of the album date to between 1937 and …

  • # 28014

    WHITLAM, E. Gough; FREUDENBERG, Graham

    Australian Labor Party policy speech 1972. It’s time (signed copy)

    [Canberra] : [Australian Labor Party Federal Secretariat], 1972. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (portrait of Gough on upper panel, ‘It’s time’ on lower panel), pp. 48, signed by Gough Whitlam on the title page. A fine copy. A signed copy of Whitlam’s energising speech at Blacktown Civic Centre  on 13th November, 1972, launching one of the most …

  • # 27982

    BATHO, Tom

    [AUSTRALIAN SOCIALISM] The privileged loafer : who he is, what he is, where he came from, and what he has done.

    Cover: Being a series of articles reprinted from The People in reply to assertions made by the “Daily Telegraph” as to Privileged Loaferdom being the chief feature of unemployment, and showing the privileges enjoyed by the poor “loafer”, together with historical and statistical facts from which the real Privileged Loafer is placed in his economic …

  • # 27913

    BASEDOW, Martin Peter Friedrich (Frederick) (1829-1902) (editor)

    [SOUTH AUSTRALIA] Australische Deutsche Zeitung. No. 27. 9 Jahrg. Tanunda, den 7. Juli 1871.

    Tanunda, S.A. : Australische Deutsche Zeitung, 1871. Folio newspaper (495 x 340 mm), 8 pp; complete; printed in German in Gothic type; includes news reports from the Australian colonies and on the Franco-Prussian war, plus two full pages with many dozens of advertisements for Adelaide and Barossa Valley businesses; subscriber’s name in pencil J. Koithan …

  • # 27881

    LANG, George Dunmore (et al)

    [PRESBYTERIANS IN NEW SOUTH WALES] Prospectus of a weekly paper, to be entitled “The Colonist.”

    [Caption title]. Beneath title: “Union is Strength”. Sydney : Printed by F. Mason, [1863]. Broadside (250 x 203 mm), lithograph printed recto only on blue paper; very mild sunning and wear at edges, but a near fine copy. Ferguson, 14446 This obscure prospectus for a Sydney newspaper aimed at the Presbyterian readership in New South Wales …

  • # 27120

    RUSDEN, George William

    Aureretanga: Groans of the Maoris

    London : William Ridgway, 1888. Octavo (208 x 138 mm), publisher’s printed wrappers (lightly foxed), pp v, 178, partly uncut; contents very clean and sound, a good copy in the original wrappers. Bagnall 4945: ‘Strongly worded, well-documented indictment of N.Z. Government handling of Maori affairs, particularly land acquisition, conduct of military operations and punitive treatment …

  • # 26571

    MITFORD, Eustace Reveley (1810 - 1869)

    Pasquin : the pastoral, mineral, and agricultural advocate

    Volumes I., II. and III. January, 1867 to November, 1869. London : Judd and Co., 1882. Quarto, half-roan over cloth (worn and marked), spine lettered in gilt, hinges weak, photographic portrait frontispiece, ownership inscription from date of publication to title page, pp. [ii]; 979, internally clean. Eustace Mitford emigrated to South Australia in 1839 and …

  • # 25856

    "Garryowen" (FINN, Edmund, 1819-1898)

    The chronicles of early Melbourne, 1835 to 1852. Historical, anecdotal and personal, by “Garryowen”

    Centennial edition with portraits and illustrations. Melbourne : Fergusson and Mitchell, 1888. First edition. Two volumes, quarto, gilt-decorated roan (scuffed, recased, as commonly found, part of the original spine laid down), endpapers replaced, all edges gilt, inscription to title pages, pp. xiv; 1000, numerous lithographed illustrations, flaw from printer to pp. 405-406 with ink marks, occasional …

  • # 25712

    PATTEN, Robert

    The history of the late Rebellion.

    With original papers, and characters of the principal noblemen and gentlemen concern’d in it. London : J. Baker and T. Warner, 1717. Octavo, panelled calf (upper board detached), armorial engraved bookplate for Joseph-John Martin of Ham Court, Upton-on-Severn, Worcestershire, pp. [viii], title rule in black, decorative headpieces and initials, 271; errata, lacking the rear free …

  • # 26930

    YAP, P. M.

    Suicide in Hong Kong.

    With special refeence to attempted suicide. Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 1958. Printed in an edition of 1000 copies. Octavo, lettered wrappers (spine darkened), pp. x; 101, graphs and charts.

  • # 26219

    COLE, E.W. (Edward William), 1832-1918

    Better side of the Chinese character : its relations to a white Australia

    and the development of our tropical territory. Melbourne : E.W. Cole, 1918. Small octavo, publisher’s gilt stamped purple cloth boards (sunned, the gilt dulled), paper flaw to title page, pp 215, [19] publisher’s advertisements, with [6] leaves of plates of Cole’s medallions, and illustrations in the text; otherwise a near fine copy. E.W. Cole’s brave anti-White …

  • # 25939

    STERCK, Albert William et al.

    City of Prahran. Albert William Sterck, Esq., J.P. Mayor. Annual reports 1936 – 1937

    Prahran : E. H. Blackwood (printers), 1937. Quarto, lettered wrappers (marked, spine repaired with filament tape), pp. 82 plus numerous full page photographic plates, including of the Mayoral Ball at the City Hall (now Prahran Town Hall), the Prahran Gardens, etc.

  • # 11262

    MUIR, Thomas (1765-1799) [HAMILTON, George]

    The telegraph; a consolatory epistle : from Thomas Muir, Esq. of Botany Bay,

    to the Hon. Henry Erskine, late Dean of Faculty. [Edinburgh? : s.n., 1796]. Quarto, disbound, pp 11, [1], 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 …

  • # 25851


    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. [4], 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 …