[SAVERY, Henry, 1791-1842)
Bristol : H. Shepherd, Printer, 6, Broad Weir, [5 April, 1825]. Broadside, 470 x 185 mm, printed recto only; top edge darkened due to old glue residue verso, some rubbing of the capitalised print in the title, one tiny ink spot to lower section of the text, light foxing to margins, left margin a little unevenly …
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN LAND NATIONALIZATION SOCIETY
Adelaide : W. K. Thomas & Co., Printers [for The Society], 1884. First edition. Octavo (206 x 136 mm), original printed blue-grey wrappers (light vertical fold, chipped at corners), 31 pp, very clean throughout. ‘Objects.: 1. To stop the further sale of all Crown Lands. 2. To, by repurchase, restore to the State the ownership …
DEANE, P. E.
Melbourne : Sands & McDougall, . Octavo (182 x 123 mm), original illustrated wrappers (very light vertical fold, lower wrapper with chipped bottom corner), pp 27, illustrated with photographic plates; a good copy. A fully contemporary firsthand account of the representations made on Australia’s behalf by Australian Prime Minister William Morris “Billy” Hughes and former leader …
COTTRELL-DORMER, W. (William); ABEL, Russell (translator)
[Kwato Mission, Milne Bay Province, Territory of Papua and New Guinea] : Kwato Association Press, [c.1960]. Octavo (207 x 143 mm), printed stiff wrappers with Trobriand Islands (Milne Bay Province) motif (sunned), staple bound, 24 pp, foreword by Australian administrator D.M. Cleland; a good copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), and accompanied …
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 …
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) …
CANNING, George (1770-1827)
Speeches delivered by the Rt. Hon. George Canning, at the public celebration of his third return to Parliament for the Town of Liverpool, June 29, 1818. (Canning’s copy, accompanied by his autograph note presenting the book to an unidentified woman)
London : Printed for G. and W. Nicol, booksellers to His Majesty, Pall-Mall, 1818. Second edition. Octavo, in the original binding commissioned by Canning from the printer, George Nicol, full calf blind-tooled in gilt (both boards with a few marks), spine titled in gilt (a little worn), all edges gilt, Canning’s ownership initials GC to …
SHARP, Martin (1942-2013)
Cartoons : a selection from Oz, The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, Honi Soit, Tharunka, etc.
[Sydney : Scripts, 1966]. Small quarto, Martin Sharp-designed silver and black card wrappers (extensive silverfish trails), staple bound,  pp, illustrated; previous owner’s name inside front cover, pale foxing to inside covers and first and last leaves, else internally very good. A scarce anthology of Sharp’s brilliant, sardonic cartoons from the first half of the …
Sydney : Printed by Horatio Wills for the executors of R. Howe, 1832. Small octavo, original blue paper wrappers, 8 pp, a fine, original copy. Ferguson, 1508. The Australian College for boys was established in Sydney by the Reverend John Dunmore Lang in November 1831. The Presbyterian teaching staff were recruited from Scottish universities, and …
New South Wales. Parliament. Legislative Council
K.J., M.L.C., President, on the occasion of his attaining his 75th birthday : official souvenir. Sydney : Government Printer, 1914. Octavo, full leather presentation binding with gilt stamped lettering to front and gilt ornament around inner edges, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, frontispiece portrait, 47 pp, a fine copy. Copies are recorded in five Australian …
COLONY OF VICTORIA. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY.
Melbourne : Robt. S. Brain, Govt. printer, . Lithographed document, 165 x 215 mm, printed on both sides with manuscript entries, vignette logo of the Victorian Legislative Assembly to left margin recto; Elector’s Right no. A 214254, Electoral District of Williamstown, Williamstown Centre Division: ‘The holder hereof James Hobson Jr. of 11 Nelson Place, polisher, …
EMPIRE PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION.
Melbourne : Osboldstone & Co., . Oblong quarto, original card covers with gilt lettering and State crest to front (nick to fore-edge),  sepia toned photographic plates with views of Melbourne and regional Victoria, a near fine copy. Copies are recorded in four Australian collections (Deakin University Library; Monash University Library; National Library of Australia; State Library of …
BALL, W. Macmahon
Melbourne : Melbourne University Press, 1952. First edition. Octavo, cloth in dustjacket (a couple of small nicks), pp. 210, maps. Presentation inscription to May Lugton (later the curator of rare books at the Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne) from the author ‘For Miss Mary Lugton, with thanks for all her generous and discerning help. W. …
RUSSELL, William Lord, 1639-1683.
The last speech & behaviour of William, late Lord Russel, upon the scaffold in Lincolns-Inne-Fields,
a little before his execution, on Saturday, July 21, 1683 : being condemned for high-treason in conspiring the death of the King, and the subversion of the government &c. : together with the paper delivered by him to the sheriffs, and signed with his own hand : also the last speeches, behaviour, and prayers of …
Melbourne University Press, 1980. Second edition. Octavo, wrappers, dustjacket, pp. 45, illustrated.
South Melbourne, Vic. : Macmillan, 1979. First edition. Small quarto, publisher’s blue cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket, pp vii, 135, illustrated with colour and black-and white plates; a fine copy. Portrait of controversial Australian Prime Minister William Morris “Billy” Hughes (1862-1952), ‘an illusionist who summoned up magical shapes and was an epic enough liar …