A. E. FOOTE (firm)
Philadelphia, PA : A. E. Foote, [probably between 1890 and 1900]. Oak box, 130 x 130 x 35 mm, hinged lid with swing hook metal clasp at front; the interior of the box is divided into 25 compartments containing 22 (of the original 25) specimens, each with a tiny printed label bearing a number corresponding …
General description of the Wiluna Gold Mines Ltd, Wiluna, Western Australia. (Prepared for the Members of the Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy).
[Wiluna, W.A.] : G. Morteson [for Wiluna Gold Mines Ltd.], . Small square quarto (245 x 210 mm), original cloth-backed paper wrappers, the upper wrapper featuring a map of Western Australia hand-drawn in black ink, with Wiluna marked in red and the names Meeka[tharra] and Laverton added later in pencil, the upper margin with typed …
GOYZUETA, C. A. de
[MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION] Letter from the Consul and Commissioner General for Italy in Melbourne addressed to the Commissioner for New Caledonia, regarding mineral specimens presented to the Italian government during the Exhibition. July, 1881.
Bifolium, 260 x 210 mm, manuscript in ink on paper watermaked ‘A. Pirie & Sons 1880’, written on first side only, headed ‘Italian Consulate, Melbourne, 8th July 1881’, signed at the foot ‘Yours truly, A. de Goyzueta, Consular Commissioner General for Italy’, and addressed to ‘W. J. Daly Esqre., Commissioner for New Caledonia, M. I. …
ADAMS, Philip Francis
Handbook for the determination of the true meridian, by observation of circumpolar stars at their greatest elongations.
Sydney : Thomas Richards, Government Printer for the Surveyor General’s Office, Sydney, N.S>W., 1876. Second edition. Quarto, plain plum flushcut cloth (stained, worn and creased), frontispiece ‘map shewing the stars used in finding the true meridian’ with explanatory page, printer’s slip on pink paper announcing a publication in preparation to accompany the Handbook; pp. 8. …
HAMLYN-HARRIS, R. et al
Volumes I – VIII. Brisbane : The Museum, 1912-1924. Eleven volumes, quarto, generally in fine condition, each with a small collector’s wetstamp, a very good run. The volumes contain a variety of scientific articles including some on mummification of Queensland aborigines. A good run of this scientific journal.
SPENCER, Baldwin et al.
Volumes I – XII. Melbourne : The Museum, 1906-1941. Twelve volumes, quarto, the first issue with tears to the upper wrapper, the remainder mostly fine, each with a small collector’s wetstamp, a very good run. No. 1 : WOODWARD, Arthur Smith. On a carbonifirous fish fauna from the Mansfield District, Victoria. 1906. No. 2 : …
[Title from etched caption mountl]. [U.K.? : s.n., circa 1860]. Microscope slide, 79 x 25 mm, maker’s diamond-etched caption to mount ‘Native Gold / Australia’; the central raised circular section (diameter 16 mm) contains an “as found” tiny gold specimen in quartz; mount with repaired hairline crack at left hand edge. A scarce scientific curio …
[GOLD MINING] Photograph album compiled by a globetrotting mining engineer between 1900 and 1910, with his unique panoramic views of the King of the Hills mine in Western Australia, and topographical views in West Africa, Colombia, and the Caucasus, many of them documenting gold mining enterprises.
Late nineteenth century photograph album, oblong folio (280 x 370 mm), half calf over black crushed morocco ruled in gilt (heavily worn, front board detached), all edges gilt, containing a total of 150+ silver gelatin photographs (and one albumen print) mounted on thick leaves; over 50 of the photographs were taken with a special panoramic …
STANLEY, Evan R. (1885-1924)
[Melbourne : Albert J. Mullett, Government Printer, 1912?]. Octavo (240 x 155 mm), original printed pink wrappers (edges sunned), pp 19, with 3 folding colour maps at rear; contents clean, a very good copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), and accompanied by his bookplate. Woodlark (or Muyua) is the main island of …
BAER, Karl Ernst von (1792-1876)
modelés sous la direction du Pr. Baer de St. Petersbourg. St. Petersburg : s.n., . Portfolio, 500 x 330 mm, original embossed boards with title to front, original silk ties, inner front board with early collection inscription in German; containing  albumen print photographs,  in format 225 x 165 mm, being the complete first …
PEEK, Samuel (1807-1857)
[Sydney, NSW : Samuel Peek], 1850. Bifolium, 225 x 185 mm, folding to 83 x 125 mm, letterpress on the first side only, headed ‘Sydney, 2nd November, 1850’, printed signature of ‘Samuel Peek, George and Pitt Streets’ at foot; outer side addressed to ‘Mr. Henry Foster, Parramatta St.’ (n.b., no house number was required!), postmarked …
WILLIAMS, F.E. (Francis Edgar) (1893-1943)
At head of title: Presidential address. Sydney : Australasian Medical Publishing Company Limited, 1939. Offprint from Report of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science, vol. xxiv, Canberra Meeting, January, 1939. Octavo (215 x 137 mm), printed wrappers (light vertical crease), pp 145-159; a presentation copy, inscribed by Williams on the …
[United Kingdom : s.n., between 1860 and 1870]. Glass microscope slide, 75 x 25 mm, the mount with original blue and gold paper covering and contemporary manuscript caption in ink ‘Australian Coralline’; in fine condition. A specimen of Australian Coralline algae, a branching reddish seaweed with a calcareous jointed stem which plays a significant role …
[United Kingdom : s.n., circa 1900]. Glass microscope slide, 75 x 25 mm, the mount with original label printed ‘Mineral’ and with contemporary manuscript caption in ink ‘Precious Opal. Australia’; in fine condition. An attractive microscope slide containing thousands of opal fragments, most likely from New South Wales, Queensland or South Australia.
Melbourne : Australian Petroleum Company Pty. Ltd., and Island Exploration Company Pty. Ltd., 1940. Large octavo (228 x 153 mm), original printed wrappers (lightly foxed), staple bound, 31 pp, b/w photographic illustrations throughout; internally clean and sound.
BARKLY, Henry Sir (1815-1898)
[Cover title]. Also titled: President’s inaugural address for 1860 / delivered by His Excellency Sir Henry Barkly … to the members of the Royal Society of Victoria at the anniversary dinner held on the 10th April, 1860. [Melbourne : The Society, 1860]. Octavo, string bound pamphlet, 17 pp, a fine copy. Includes reference to Burke …