PEDDER, Jane (née BRUCKER)
Jane Pedder, mother of John Lewes Pedder, Chief Justice of Van Diemen’s Land : autograph note to a ship’s captain regarding the carriage of books.
Sheet of wove paper with watermark date of 1828, 110 x 90 mm (folded),  pp, manuscript in ink, the front addressed ‘Capt. Smith, Ship William Manning’, the note itself occupying 2 pages, signed ‘Your obd. servt. Jane F. Pedder, March 18th’ [1828?], the fourth (otherwise blank) side endorsed by the receiver ‘Mrs. Pedder’; remnants …
COUNTY OF LINCOLN.
Late eighteenth century journal. Square octavo, 195 x 155 mm, quarter calf over marbled papered boards (recently rebacked, endpapers replaced); pp , manuscript in ink in several hands on unruled laid paper, the majority of entries on rectos only; clean and legible throughout. This unique, unpublished manuscript provides a fascinating “view from the inside” of …
IMPERIAL RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT [LITHUANIA-VILNIUS GOVERNORATE]
[POLISH NOBILITY IN THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE] Sammelband containing Imperial Russian documents certifying that the family Rynkiewicz is entitled to the privileges of szlachta (nobility). Vilnius, 1819.
Folio (350 x 280 mm), original straight grain red morocco with borders in green morocco elaborately tooled in gilt, upper board with contrasting green morocco label lettered in gilt in Polish (a little rubbed and scuffed); attached by its original cord is a circular brass case (unopened, but likely to contain the seal of herb …
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 …
The Socialist Platform [Journal of the Socialist League] – No. 7. London : Office of “The Commonweal”, 273 Hackney Road N.E., 1891. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (detached, rusted staple, mild spotting), 15 pp one full page of illustrations; contents clean. A socio-political pamphlet produced by the English textile designer, artist and writer William Morris (1834-1896), co-founder …
LANG, John Dunmore
or, The reason why Presbyterian church union in Australia has hitherto proved a failure : a letter to the Rev. James Begg, D.D. &c., &c., Edinburgh. Glasgow : George Gallie, 1861. Octavo pamphlet, wrappers lightly foxed, original string binding (partially lacking), 38 pp; a good copy. Ferguson 11355. Written by Lang during his visit to Scotland …
Théveneau de Morande, Charles (1741-1805)
Imprimé à cent lieues de la Bastille à l’enseigne de la liberté [i.e. London] : s.n., 1772. Second edition. Duodecimo, original calf (heavily scuffed), spine in compartments with gilt ornament, stamped title labels lost but with early manuscript paper title label to foot; edges stained red, original marbled endpapers, engraved frontispiece, title with early ownership signature scratched out and …
London : Gefn Press, 2010. Octavo (28 x 21cm), publisher’s brown-marbled ledger wrappers, sewn binding, housed in a cream card document folder, 38pp, with red and blue line decorations; ink jet printed onto Zerkall paper, internally pristine, a fine copy. One of 100 copies. “Text derived from research at the Baring Archive, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Marble …
JAMES II, King of England, 1633-1701; [MACCLESFIELD, Charles Gerard, Earl of, 1618?-1694]
By the King, a Proclamation. James R. Whereas upon Information We have received against Charles Earl of Macclesfeild (sic), We have thought fit to Direct Our Warrant for Apprehending the said Earl for High Treason, who is since fled from Iustice, and does now lie concealed … Given at Our Court at Windsor the Seventh day of September 1685. In the First Year of Our Reign. God save the King.
London : Printed by the assigns of John Bill deceas’d, and by Henry Hills, and Thomas Newcomb …, 1685. Broadside, folio (355 x 280 mm), printed recto only on wove paper, royal blazon at the head, historiated initial; a fine disbound example with manuscript foliation 24 at top right. A rare proclamation broadside issued by King James …
JARVES, James Jackson (editor)
The Polynesian, 1844-45 : 21 issues of the weekly Honolulu newspaper, official organ of the Hawaiian Government.
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands : J. J. Jarves, 1844-45. Twenty-one individual issues, folio newspaper (460 x 300 mm), bifolium format; disbound; text in English and Hawaiian; most issues with some water staining (not affecting legibility of the print), otherwise well preserved; accompanied by the near-contemporary marbled papered board covers (now detached, chipped and heavily worn) …
THOMAS, Robert (proprietor)
South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register. Volume 1, Number 19. Saturday, April 28, 1838. Price 6d.
Adelaide : Robert Thomas & Co., 1838. Folio newspaper, 450 x 280 mm, bifolium, 4 pages printed in four columns; original folds, some mild scattered foxing, but a very well preserved example of a fragile early issue of the first newspaper printed in South Australia. The South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register was first published …
Photographer unknown; WILSON, George Washington (publisher)
Circa 1900. Photographic glass magic lantern slde, 82 x 82 mm, with printed caption on the mount ’23. Martin Cash, Bushranger. / Tasmania. G.W.W.’; in fine condition. The most well-known of very few surviving photographic portraits of Martin Cash (1808-1877), the Van Diemen’s Land bushranger who twice escaped from the notorious Port Arthur penal settlement, …
EDITOR OF THE YEAR-BOOK OF AUSTRALASIA
Containing full particulars of the courts of Fiji, New Zealand, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, West Australia. [Melbourne] : The Year-Book of Australia, 1890. First edition. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth over papered boards (rubbed), advertisements to endpapers, pp. 320, internally clean. Published in the capital city of each of the Australasian colonies, with …
[EDWARD, PRINCE OF WALES, 1894-1972)
An archive of private photographs documenting the visit of HRH Edward, Prince of Wales (the future Edward VIII) to Australia and New Zealand in 1920, annotated by the Prince himself and originally forming part of his correspondence with his mistress, Freda Dudley Ward.
Group of 18 black and white photographs taken by various photographers in the Prince’s entourage during his Australasian tour in 1920, different formats to 155 x 110 mm; most are annotated verso in pencil in Edward’s own hand; one, of the Australian Prime Minister Billy Hughes, bears a deprecatory caption in ink recto; the group is …
GREAT BRITAIN. COURT OF ASSIZE (ESSEX); GARLAND, Nathaniel
[TRANSPORTATION] Essex. Gaol Calendar for the Summer Assize, holden on Monday, the 2d of August, 1824, at Chelmsford, before The Honorable Sir Robert Graham, Knight … and The Honorable Sir James Burrough, Knight….
Chelmsford : Meggy and Chalk, . Large folio bifolium (460 x 280 mm), letterpress-printed record of the Assize listing the names of the 100 men and women who were brought before Judges Graham and Burrough at Chelmsford, together with their age, trade, summary of offence with which they were charged and a notice of their …
[CLAYTON, John, 1853-1937]
Calling card of the Town Clerk of Melbourne, Mr. John Clayton. Presented to Commandeur de Chauleac of the French warship Scorff, 1892.
Steel engraved calling card, 37 x 76 mm, printed recto only ‘The Town Clerk of Melbourne / Mr. John Clayton’; presented to Commandeur Joseph de Chauleac (Chauliac), captain of the French warship Scorff, which visited Melbourne in November 1892; accompanied by two other calling cards relating to de Chauleac’s visit to Auckland, New Zealand around …