[ABOLITIONISM; BRAZIL] Henry (Harry) Ulusiboo, a slave freed by British diplomat Henry Hayne in Rio de Janeiro, probably around 1820.
[Southampton, U.K.? : photographer unidentified, circa 1870]. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm (mount); verso with an ink inscription, probably contemporaneous with the portrait, ‘Harry Ulusiboo, for 50 years servant to Henry Hayne Esq., who bought and “freed” him at Rio about 1817’, and with a small mounted albumen print …
Hobart : J. Walch & Sons, 1885. Small octavo, gilt-lettered red cloth (lightly stained), hinges worn, pp. 304; 94; (4), advertisements to endpapers. Hobart Town and Launceston harbour signals, Tasmanian volunteer force lists, medical directory, shipping directory, mail services timetable, gold fields information, court information, advertisements for local businesses and much other fascinating contemporary material. …
PORT PHILLIP. SUPREME COURT.
Warrant on Fi. Fa. in Assumpsit. Alastair Mackenzie Esq., Deputy Sheriff of the District of Port Phillip New South Wales, to William J. Sugden, my Bailiff, Greeting:
Sydney : W. J. Rowe, Government Printer, [1842, or earlier]. Foolscap folio (335 x 210 mm), single sheet printed recto only, with manuscript entries, a warrant on Fieri Facias In Assumpsit empowering William Johnson Sugden, the Deputy Sheriff’s Bailiff, to recover the sum of £64 13/- 6d in damages and costs from Frederick Lord Clay, …
BENOISTON DE CHATEAUNEUF, Louis François (1776-1856)
[TRANSPORTATION] De la colonisation des condamnés, et de l’avantage qu’il y aurait pour la France à adopter cette mesure.
Paris : Martinet, 1827. First (and only) edition. Octavo (215 x 135 mm), original plain grey wrappers, stitched; pp , 67, ; letterpress printed on wide-margined paper; text in French; occasional light spotting, but an excellent copy. A discussion of the merits and prospects of France adopting a system of colonial convict transportation similar to …
Melbourne : Penguin, 1965. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (reproducing a photograph by Lewis Morley), a little tanned and slightly creased, unpaginated, cartoons and humorous text. Excerpts from the satirical British news and current affairs magazine, illustrations by Ralph Steadman and others.
COUNIHAN, Noel (1913-1986)
Group of Soviet propaganda postcards featuring social realist works by Australian communist artist Noel Counihan.
Moskva : Izogis (Experimentalnaya Tipografiya VNIIPP), 1960. Eight postcards (all issued?), 150 x 105 mm, six printed in black-and-white and two in colour, reproducing both lithographs and paintings; versos with ‘Noel Counihan – Australia’, title of work and ‘Australian Artists Exhibition’ in Russian; all in superb condition. In 1960 Counihan travelled to Moscow and Leningrad …
FREEMAN BROS. [HALL, Ben, 1837-1865]
Albumen copy print (made around 1865) of an ambrotype (taken around 1863), carte de visite format, 99 x 64 mm (mount); recto inscribed in ink in right margin ‘Ben Hall’; verso with pictorial back mark in green of the Freeman Brothers Gallery of Photography, Sydney, and above it another early caption in pencil ‘Ben Hall’; the central …
DALTON'S ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC ESTABLISHMENT [BRADLEY, William]
Studio portrait of John Phelan, Esq., Under Sheriff of the Colony of New South Wales. Sydney, 1863-64.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 101 x 61 mm (mount); verso imprinted ‘Dalton’s Royal Photographic Establishment, Sydney’, and with a fully contemporary identifying caption in pencil ‘John Phelan, Esqre.’; the print is in very good condition (some light mottling in the negative), as is the mount. We believe this to be a portrait of …
BEATTIE, John Watt (1859-1930)
Governor Davey’s Proclamation to the Aborigines, 1816. Presented to the Museum by Mr. A. Bolter, 1867.
[Circa 1890]. [Title from image]. Albumen print photograph of a lithograph held in the collection of the Tasmanian Museum; 260 x 180 mm, blind stamped J. W. Beattie, Photographer, Hobart at lower left; laid down recto of a leaf removed from a 19th-century album; some short edge tears and light foxing at top edge, otherwise in …
R. H. BARTLETT
Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 163 x 108 mm; verso with gilt imprint of R. H. Bartlett, 236 Queen Street, Auckland, illustrating medals awarded to him at the 1879 Sydney Exhibtion and the 1880 Melbourne Exhibition (first prize), and advertising his studio as By Appointment to His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, His …
DE KOCK, Frederick A.
Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 165 x 108 mm (mount), recto and verso with imprint of Bendigo Portrait Rooms, F. De Kock & Co., Photographic Artists, Corner of Mitchell and King Streets’; the print and mount are both in fine condition. A rare 1880s portrait of a uniformed member of the Victoria Police – …
CRYSTAL PALACE STUDIO
Silver gelatin print photograph, 132 x 87 mm, printed on Kodak Austral card stock; recto inscribed ‘Your loving son Will, NSW 1912’; verso with imprint of the ‘Crystal Palace Studio, Brickfield Hill, George Street, Sydney’ and further inscribed ‘Jack Grey & I behind Bars’; in very good condition. The Crystal Palace Studio specialised in “stage …
The Visit of the Australian Goodwill Mission to the Republic of China, August 8-17th 1956. Photo Album.
[Cover title]. Oblong folio (240 x 350 mm), green velvet over boards with gilt-stamped lettering in Chinese and English to front (clean and bright), original yellow silk ties, with  glossy b/w photographs in format 100 x 120 mm, mounted on  pages; the photographs are uncaptioned but provide a comprehensive visual record of the …
WELLESLEY, Arthur, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852)
[Great Britain : s.n., 1852]. Embossed card with black border, 80 x 115 mm, letterpress text: ‘In Memory of His Grace, Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington, who died at Walmer Castle, on Tuesday, September 14th, 1852, in the 84th Year of his Ahe. His memory will be ever dear to his country, as the …
[MEXICAN REVOLUTION] Letter from an American businessman to his young English fiancée, containing an account of his recent experiences in the Baja Califonia Desert. Los Angeles, August 1920.
4 pp, quarto (280 x 180 mm); manuscript in ink on two lettersheets with the printed letterhead of the Los Angeles Athletic Club, dated 13 August 1920; some staining (martini or tears – or a mixture of both?), resulting in a few lacunae, otherwise complete and legible. An interesting item of private correspondence written in …
National Women's Conference on Feminism and Socialism
Melbourne : Women’s Conference Committee, 1974. Folio, stapled wrappers, pp. 122, illustrated, light general wear, a very good copy.