Launceston : Telegraph Publications, . Octavo, coloured pictorial wrappers (light corner creases and rubbing along spine), pp 48. Illustrated with black and white photographs throughout. “One of Australia’s most sought after booklets on angling. Very scarce.” [Dunn, Angling in Australia, p. 311]. Richard Henry Wigram emigrated to Tasmania in 1924, and was an avid fisher …
Containing full returns of all coursing meetings held in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and New Zealand with over sixty tabulated pedigrees of the principal winning greyhounds of the year, brood bitches and greyhounds at the stud, a list of addresses of coursing secretaries, public courses, judges, slippers and trainers; and a list of …
London : C. C. Wakefield & Co., Ltd. [for Castrol], . Oblong octavo (155 x 225 mm), pictorial wrappers (front featuring an Austin Healey 100), stapled, pp , photographically illustrated throughout, inside wrappers and lower wrapper with coloured illustrations; wrappers with very light spotting, else an excellent copy. Attractive booklet with great graphics. The Castrol …
THOMPSON, Hunter S.
Hey Rube. Blood sport, the bush doctrine, and the downward spiral of dumbness. Modern history from the sports desk (signed copy)
New York : Simon and Schuster, 2004. Octavo, boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. xii; 246. Signed on the title page in black marker by the author. Loosely enclosed, three colour photographs of Thompson at a book signing (presumably where this copy was signed) with friends Benicio Del Toro and Sean Penn. ‘Hey Rube: Blood Sport, …
SEARS' STUDIOS; [GARRAN, Richard Randolph, 1903-1991]; [GARRAN, John Cheyne, 1905-1976]
Melbourne : Sears’ Studios, . Silver gelatin print, 150 x 200 mm, on original board mount with printed title above image and names of team members below, photographer’s imprint lower right; the print is in good condition, the mount has some mild damp staining at the margins. The 1924 Trinity College (University of Melbourne) team …
/ Written, composed and sung with phenomenal success by Skipper Francis (The Bristol Channel Swimmer) to whom the Full Theatrical Performing Rights are Secured and Reserved. / Australia’s Battle Song. The Accepted March Song of the Australian Expeditionary Forces. Melbourne : Dinsdale’s Pty. Ltd. [c.1917]. Folio, pictorial wrapers (some edge wear) featuring vignette portrait of …
SEGAL, Hyman R.
New York: Citadel Press, 1959. Third printing, 1970. Octavo, cloth in dustjacket (edges worn), personal inscription to the endpaper, pp. 480, photographic plates. An engaging biography on the great boxer written by his brother. Presented to one of Segal’s close friends, possibly James “Jimmy Doyle” Plumeri; ‘To my pal and friend, a real Champ, Cheers Jimmy, …
With special high-speed photographs and slow motion cinema clips.Melbourne : Robertson & Mullens, 1947. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (rubbed, small stain), pp. 95, illustrated with 40 photographic illustrations. Introduction by Eric S. Quirk.
Unknown photographer and publisher.
Posthumously published carte de visite portrait of long distance swimmer Captain Matthew Webb, 1883.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 64 mm (mount); recto of mount with the printed caption’Latest Portrait of Captain Matthew Webb. Born at Dawley, Shropshire, 19th January, 1848. Swam English Channel 24th August, 1875, 40 miles, 21 3/4 hrs. Height 5 ft 8 1/2 in. Weight 14 stone. Died at Niagara Rapids, July …
STEWART & CO.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 62 mm (mount), 65 x 21 mm (print, in arched format), verso imprinted ‘Stewart & Co., Photographers, Miniature & Portrait Painters. Bourke St. East, Melbourne’; the albumen print is a little pale and has some scattered foxing and light marks; the mount is fine. A vignette, …
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm (mount), no photographer’s imprint; the albumen print is a little pale but in good condition, as is the mount. Sourced with a group of cartes de visite by Melbourne studios; the untidy appearance of the garden backdrop tends to confirm that this is an …
Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 165 x 109 mm (mount), recto of mount imprinted ‘Yeomans, 116 Bourke St. E., Melbourne’; the print has a few tiny spots of foxing, but is otherwise in fine condition, as is the mount.
London : Edward Arnold, 1894. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth (rubbed, dulled), ex libris labels to front pastedown, half-title and limitation pages, pp. xvi; 304, photogravure plates with tissue guards. top edge gilt, fore and lower edges uncut. The large paper edition of an unspecified number, signed and numbered by the author. Reminiscences of a champion jockey.
Lexington, Kentucky : K. A. and C. J. McLean, 1987. First edition. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth, dustjacket (foxed), pp. x; 267, illustrated, pale foxing to edges and preliminaries, a good copy. A classic text on thoroughbred breeding. Scarce.
Signed promotional photograph for Australian vaudeville performer Rosie Rifle, a celebrated sharpshooter.
[Chicago, U.S.A. : Repro Celebrity, 1921]. Gelatin silver print, 250 x 200 mm; a photomontage of a shooting target with a head-and-shoulders portrait of Rosie Rifle as the bullseye, inscribed in ink in her own hand: ‘Yours truly, Rosie Rifle, Australia’s Rifle Expert’; verso inscribed in ink in another (fully contemporary) hand: ‘Rosie Rifle & …
R. G. JOHNSTONE (MELBOURNE)
[TENNIS; GOLF] R. G. Johnstone : importer and indentor : price list of stocks in hand : trade only. Sun Buildings, 114 Flinders Street, Melbourne.
Melbourne : R. G. Johnstone, [c. 1930]. Octavo (220 x 140 mm), self-wrappers, stapled, 8 pp, photogravure and line-drawn illustrations of tennis racquets, golf clubs and golf balls, with printed prices; very good condition. No copies located on Trove.