Politics & Law
FRASER, Malcolm, KCMG (1834-1900)
Sir Malcolm Fraser, second Surveyor General, Colonial Secretary, Government Administrator and Lieutenant Governor of Western Australia; later Agent General for the Colony in the United Kingdom : an important archive of documents and correspondence, 1852-1898.
Born in Gloucestershire in 1834, Malcolm Fraser emigrated to New Zealand after qualifying as a surveyor, where he held a series of government positions in Auckland, Christchurch and Hokitika from 1857 until 1869. In 1870 he emigrated to Western Australia. He was immediately appointed as the successor to John Septimus Roe, the Colony’s first Surveyor General, a position which …
[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 …
GODWIN, William (1756-1836)
London : Printed for the author, and sold by G. Kearsley… 1783. First edition. Octavo, rebound in early 19th century cloth-covered boards, gilt lettering on spine, hinges with some splitting, boards scuffed, head and tail of spine with minor wear; pp. xv; 302; some foxing to preliminaries, a minor tear on page 81, a few …
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 …
NORTHERN TERRITORY GOVERNMENT
Darwin : N.T. Govt., 1980. Portfolio, 300 x 205 mm, decorative laminated covers, foreword by Paul Everingham, Chief Minister; contains 5 loose double quarto folded sheets, each with explanatory text and a colour illustration facing, for the various Northern Territory emblems (Northern Territory flag; Floral Emblem; Faunal emblem I; Faunal Emblem II; Armorial Ensign); complete …
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, 1835. 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 …
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; …
CHI-HUNG LYNN, Jermyn
With a foreword by Dr. J. C. Ferguson. Peking : published by Jenri Vetch at the French Bookstore, 1930. Octavo, lettered yellow cloth, printed dustjacket (torn with loss), pp. 255. Very scarce in dustjacket.
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. …
The basic choice on December 13, 1975. Ask your candidate where he stands. Melbourne : The Australian League of Rights, 1975. Quarto, folded printed sheet, photograph of The Hon. J. Bjelke-Petersen, Premier of Queensland.
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, …
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.
Broken Hill : Brokenshire Bros., . Real photo postcard, 87 x 137 mm, embossed imprint of Brokenshire Bros. Broken Hill at lower right, numbered and captioned in negative at lower left '46. The Strike, 1909', postally used from Adelaide to London in November, 1909; some corner wear at upper left, otherwise in very good condition. …
AUSTRALIA-CHINA CO-OPERATION ASSOCIATION.
/ Union Theatre, University, Saturdays, 8th & 15th May 1943, at 8 p.m. Melbourne : Australia-China Co-operation Association, 1943. Theatre programme. Single sheet folding to  pp oblong octavo, illustrated; faint vertical fold, otherwise fine. “Proceeds for relief of the famine in China, where, in Honan Province, millions of people are starving and dying daily through …
Cover: No. 1 of a series. [United Kingdom] : s.n., [c.1939]. Small octavo, decorative wrappers (collection stamp and markings of the British Ministry of Information Library, New Delhi), half-title with collection stamp, 14 pp, a sound copy. An anonymous anti-Japanese propaganda pamphlet, criticising the Japanese occupation of Korea. A single copy is recorded in Australian collections …
NORTON, James, 1795-1862; [MANN, Gother Kerr, 1809-1899]
Australian essays on subjects political, moral, and religious (Presentation copy for Gother Kerr Mann)
London : Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1857. First edition. Square octavo, original cloth backed blind blocked cloth boards with gilt device and lettering to front (boards rubbed), all edges gilt; a significant presentation and association copy, inscribed on the half title 'From the author, to Gother Kerr Mann' [colonial engineer and architect]; 136 …
MUIR, Thomas (1765-1799) [HAMILTON, George]
to the Hon. Henry Erskine, late Dean of Faculty. [Edinburgh? : s.n., 1796]. Quarto, disbound, pp 11, , 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 …
PORT PHILLIP. SUPREME COURT.
Foolscap folio, single sheet with manuscript entries, a warrant on Fieri Facias In Assumpsit empowering William Johnson Sugden [Sheriff's Bailiff] to recover £106 10/- 3d from Joseph Gardiner Mack [innkeeper, Woolpack Inn, Corio] owed to the plaintiff, Henry George Ashurst [merchant, Queen's Wharf]; dated 7th May 1842; embossed court seal at lower right; signed by …
PORT PHILLIP. SUPREME COURT.
Foolscap folio, single sheet with manuscript entries, a warrant on Fieri Facias In Assumpsit empowering William Johnson Sugden [Sheriff's Bailiff] to recover £142 7/- 7d from Peter Scott [butcher, Bourke Street] owed to the plaintiffs, Arthur and Cecil Birch [settlers, Seven Hills, Loddon River]; dated 7th January 1842; embossed court seal at lower right; signed …
PORT PHILLIP. SUPREME COURT.
Foolscap folio, single sheet with manuscript entries, a warrant on Fieri Facias In Assumpsit empowering William Johnson Sugden [Sheriff's Bailiff] to recover £108 13/- 3 1/2d from E.D.F. Hamilton [settler, Moorabool, Geelong] owed to the plaintiff, James Purves [landholder, Swanston Street]; dated 13th May 1842; embossed court seal at lower right; signed by Raymond and …
ATKINSON, Meredith (editor)
Melbourne : Stead's review, 1923. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers (lightly marked, ownership inscription), stapled, pp 84, illustrated, internally clean and sound, a very good copy. Stead's review (later Stead's review of reviews) was a weekly (later monthly) magazine published in Melbourne between 1914 and 1930, with articles on politics, current affairs and literature. This …
ATKINSON, Meredith (editor)
Melbourne : Stead's review, 1924. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers with front cover design by Harry Weston (lightly marked, chipping to fore-edge of upper wrapper), stapled, pp 84, illustrated, internally clean and sound, a good copy. Stead's review (later Stead's review of reviews) was a weekly (later monthly) magazine published in Melbourne between 1914 and 1930, with …