ART CARVED [GILES, Roy; GILES, Terence F.] (SYDNEY)
Sydney : Art Carved, 1 Angel Place, [1969?]. Octavo, (220 mm), illustrated wrappers (sunned at edges and lightly creased), staple bound, 16 pp (some top corners bent, light staining to last few pages), illustrated; loosely inserted ring-sizing card and card with map showing location of the Art Carved premises in Angel Place; dating of this …
[Title from printed caption in negative]. Circa 1870. Stereoscopic silver albumen print photographs, each individual image 68 x 72 mm, on yellow board mount 83 x 166 mm, with the publisher’s serial number and caption in the negative at far right edge ‘685. A Peep down the Melbourne Telescope’, recto of mount with publisher’s imprint …
BAYLEY, Richard (1745-1801)
An account of the epidemic fever which prevailed in the city of New-York, during part of the summer and fall of 1795.
New-York : Printed and sold by T. and J. Swords, printers to the Faculty of Physic of Columbia College, no. 99 Pearl-Street, 1796. Octavo, later half black morocco over marbled boards ruled in gilt (corners bumped), spine with raised bands lettered in gilt (joints a little worn); patterned endpapers, pp [i]-iv, 5-160 (includes errata on …
Bromide print photograph, in very large format 310 x 240 mm, laid down on board and captioned in ink below the image: ‘The First Pumping Engin[e], Yanga Lake 1905’; light toning and foxing. Two men, two lads and their horse pose proudly next to the newly arrived steam-powered pumping engine, which was presumably used for …
Report upon the phenomena of clairvoyance or lucid somnambulism, (from personal observation), with additional remarks. An appendix to the third edition of “Animal Magnetism”.
London : John Churchill, Princes Street, Soho, 1843. Octavo, disbound, pp 50; a very clean copy.
ATWOOD, Mary Anne (1817-1910)
A suggestive inquiry into the Hermetic mystery with a dissertation on the more celebrated of the alchemical philosophers being an attempt towards the recovery of the ancient experiment of nature.
Revised edition : with an introduction by Walter Leslie Wilmshurst. Also an Appendix containing the Memorabilia of M. A. Atwood. With photographic portrait of the authoress. Belfast : William Tait, 1920. Third edition (first published 1850). Octavo, gilt-lettered plum cloth (spine sunned), photogravure frontispiece, pp. [iv]; 64; xxv; [blank]; 597; (1); internally clean, a very …
VICTORIA. MINES DEPARTMENT.
Mining surveyors’ & registrars’ reports : abstract of the reports furnished by the mining surveyors and registrars of Victoria to the Mining Department. For October, 1863.
Melbourne : Printed at the Herald Office, 1863. Octavo (210 mm), original printed wrappers (a little dusty and with some light foxing), string bound, pp 15; contents very clean, a good example. Abstracts of surveyors’ reports for the Colony of Victoria’s gold mining Districts: Ballaarat, Beechworth, Sandhurst, Maryborough, Castlemaine and Ararat. These six Districts are …
[MALAY ARCHIPELAGO] Les races malaiques et américaines; leçon d’ouverture du Cours d’anthropologie du Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle (19 mars 1896).
Extrait de L’Anthropologie, t. 7, no. 2. Paris : Masson et cie, . Large octavo (243 x 160 mm), disbound offprint, pp 1-18; a very clean copy. A brief comparative study of the racial characteristics of the indigenous peoples of the Malay archipelago and the Americas.
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 …
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 on mount]. [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 …
[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 …
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 …