• # 20127

    KINO, Brian

    The Carnivals. A history of Jewish amateur sporting contests in Australia 1924 – 1974

    Melbourne : York Press, 1974. Quarto, rexine in illustrated dustjacket (a few edge tears with tape repair), pp. [vi]; 340, numerous illustrations. Limited to 700 numbered copies. With the original invitation to the launch and related ephemera.

  • # 19619

    CAMERON, A.R. and SHARP, Bruce (editors)

    The science of wrestling : complete course 130 illustrations

    Cover: “25 full page photographs specially posed by wrestlers under contract to Stadiums Ltd.”. Sydney : Scotow Press, for Withrow Physical Culture School, [c.1930]. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, pp 64, illustrated with black-and-white photographic plates and line drawings in the text; a very good copy. The publication date must be between late …

  • # 19625

    BARNA, Victor

    Table tennis.

    Cover: “How to play the game / Laws of table tennis”. Melbourne : Australian Table Tennis Association, [cc.1955]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, pp 31, [1], b/w photographic illustrations; a very good copy. A single copy is recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia).

  • # 19628


    [POSTER] Tokyo Olympiad : the official and unique documentary film of the XVIII Olympics.

    Directed by Kon Ichikawa … A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer release. Sydney, NSW : Robert Burton Pty. Ltd., [1965]. Cinema poster, colour offset printed, 750 x 330 mm, unmounted; in very good condition with 2 original horizontal folds, mild crease at top right corner.

  • # 19043

    O'SHANTER, Tam

    “Tasmanian Mail” Turf Register and stud book of Tasmania

    Containing a full report of the past season’s racing, jockey’s register, trainers’ register, racing colours, sales of blood stock, index to running horses, length of courses etc. Rules of racing, scale of weights for age, list of winning horses, sires of the season, winners of the principal Tasmanian, Australian and English races. Stud book of …

  • # 19073

    SULLIVAN, Frank J.

    The science of swimming

    Containing instructions for acquiring all swimming strokes, and directions for becoming proficient in fancy diving. With a symposium on the best stroke for beginners. Modern methods of life saving and recuscitation. Official rules for form swimming. New York : American Sports Publishing Company, 1927. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (lightly worn), pp. 113; photographic plates (including swim …

  • # 19316

    GRIFFITHS, Samuel (1864 - 1937)

    Turf and heath. Australian racing reminiscences

    Melbourne : A. H. Massina & Co., 1906. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (spine sunned), pp. xii; 262, eight black and white photographic plates, internally very clean, related news clippings on the author’s death loosely enclosed. Samuel Griffiths, thoroughbred owner, rider, trainer, stipendiary stewart, sporting journalist, and handicapper in India as well as to the Victoria Amateur …

  • # 19272

    STAINFORTH, Martin

    Racehorses in Australia : with paintings by Martin Stainforth

    Edited by Dr. W. H. Lang, Ken Austin and Dr. Stewart McKay. Produced by Harry Julius. Sydney : Art in Australia Limited, 1922. First edition. Quarto, quarter white cloth over papered boards (lacking the dust jacket, corners rubbed), endpapers with offsetting, foxing, Stainforth image pasted on to half-title, inscription to preliminary leaf, 184 pp, with …

  • # 18632


    Photographic portrait of a top-hatted gentleman and his horse, Melbourne, circa 1862

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 103 mm (mount), verso with imprint of Photographic Artists, Paterson Brothers, Portrait Rooms, 8 Bourke St. East, Melbourne’; both the albumen print, with wonderfully rich tonal range and detail, and mount are in fine condition. A very early outdoor Melbourne carte de visite.  

  • # 18583

    Photographer unknown.

    Woodchopping competition, Ballarat, circa 1910.

    Gelatin silver print photograph, 155 x 205 mm, laid down on an old album page; no photographer’s imprint; verso inscribed in pencil in a modern hand ‘Wood cutting competition, Ballarat’; this inscription by the previous owner was based on original inscriptions on other photographs removed from the album, which were all taken in the Ballarat area; …

  • # 18889

    BARDWELL, William

    Photographic portrait of Richard St. George Caulfield, Secretary of the Ballarat Miners’ Race Club and Ballarat Hunt Club, circa 1868

    Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 106 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘Bardwell’s Royal Studio, Opposite Theatre, Ballarat, By Special Appointment Photographer to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’, and inscribed in ink ‘R. St.G. Caulfield’; the albumen print is in fine condition; the mount is clean, with a …

  • # 19156


    Footscray and District Annual Pigeon Show. Federal Hall, Footscray, Friday and Saturday, June 25th and 26th 1926.

    Footscray, Vic. : Webb’s Reporter Office, 1926. Octavo, original printed pink wrappers (light vertical fold, some toning), staple bound, [12] pp, with [4] interleaved pages of advertisements for local businesses printed on yellow paper; lists 127 (!) classes of pigeon with exhibitors’ names and sale prices for each particular type of bird; not illustrated; a …

  • # 18497

    [BROADSIDE] Furness Curaissiers’ Races. Friday, 15th June, 1827.

    Ulverston : Soulby & Thornley, Printers, Market-Place, [1827]. Broadside, 210 x 165 mm, letterpress-printed text with wood engraved cartouche illustration of a horse racing scene, printed recto only on wove paper; in good condition, with some light creasing. Unrecorded Georgian era horse racing broadside, advertising a meet at Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. Clearly, the Ulverston printers Soulby & Thornley …

  • # 18496

    [BROADSIDE] Furness Curaissiers’ Races. On Friday the 15th of June, 1827.

    At head: Knipe’s Correct List. Ulverston : Printed at the Office of W.R. Knipe, [1827]. Broadside, 230 x 125 mm, wood engraved recto only on wove paper, with a cartouche illustration of a horse racing scene; in good condition, with a light horizontal fold, and small perforation in the first line of text. Unrecorded Georgian …

  • # 15585

    HOWITT, S[amuel]

    Howitt’s angler’s manual; or concise lessons of experience

    Which the proficient in delightful recreation of angling will not despise, and the learner will find the advantage of practising; containing useful instruction on every approved method of angling, and particularly on the management of the hand and rod in each method; embellished with twelve plates, of fish, fishing, baits, and tackle. Liverpool : F.G. …

  • # 15554

    The Driffield angler, in two parts : containing descriptions of the different kinds of fresh water fish, and the best methods for taking them in rivers, lakes, and fish ponds

    With full directions for baits, and the manner of making artificial flies for every month in the season. To which are added instructions for shooting : with rules for breeding, breaking, and management of Pointers and Spaniels, and the choice of guns for game and wild fowl. With a description of the The Forest Blair, in …