• # 24838

    MOFFATT, Tracey et alia

    Visionaire 30 : the game. Australia edition.

    [New York] : Visionaire Publishing, 1999. Limited to 6000 numbered copies. Issue 30 of the avant garde photography magazine, presented in the form of a game, featuring photographs by Australian artists and sitting in a box designed by Louis Vuitton. “30 GAME is not only a collection of art but also a game. Taking as …

  • # 24655

    ELLIS, Rennie

    Cup Fever. Rennie Ellis at the Melbourne Cup

    Melbourne : Lothian, 1987. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 80, extensively illustrated with Ellis’ photographs of the ‘race that stops a nation’ at the height of 80s glamour.

  • # 24208


    [MELBOURNE] Championship wrestling souvenir of wrestlers who will wrestle for the world’s light heavy weight championship at the stadium : season 1927 : containing autographed photographs and wrestling holds, records, weights, performances, and Australian wrestling conditions.

    Also titled: World’s champion wrestlers : Melbourne Stadium, 1927. Melbourne : J.J. Miller [by permission of Stadiums Ltd.], [1927]. Second edition. Large quarto (310 x 240 mm), original pictorial brown wrappers printed in blue, upper wrapper with depiction of a wrestling contest, lower wrapper with Victoria Bitter beer advertisement, pp [26], including 10 tipped-in photographic …

  • # 24043


    [MAHJONG] Directions of playing “Chinese Game of Four Winds”

    [Cover title]. Also titled: The directions for playing “Ma Jong”. [Hongkong : Wing Fat Cheung, c.1920]. Octavo (190 x 130 mm), pictorial wrappers (foxed and chipped at corners, upper wrapper with ink marks), original owner’s inscriptions to upper wrapper and first page ‘Chow Bar Kee, No. 22 Hankow Road, Kowloon’, string bound, 22 pp, line …

  • # 23990

    ELLIOTT, William J.

    [BOXING] Great stars of the prize ring.

    London : Mellifont Press Limited, [1939]. Octavo (177 x 125 mm), publisher’s pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with creased top corner), 128 pp, light foxing to inside wrappers, original owner’s pencilled inscription dated 1939 to page [3], otherwise clean and sound throughout, a very good copy. Scarce. OCLC locates only two copies (British Library; Yale University …

  • # 23497


    [ANTI-GAMBLING] The sport without a smile : a treatise on the principles of gambling.

    / with foreword by Rev. A. T. Holden … President-General of the Methodist Church of Australasia. Adelaide, S.A. : Gillingham & Co. Ltd., 1935. Small octavo, publisher’s wrappers (upper wrapper with a few marks and mild corner crease), 78 pp; spotting to edges, leaves with occasional foxing, else sound. A Methodist publication on the moral, …

  • # 24206

    [KRAMER, Jack]

    Jack Kramer presents World Championship Tennis.

    Rozelle, N.S.W. : Standard Pub. House, 1959. Large octavo (240 x 170 mm), publisher’s pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with diagonal crease, lower wrapper with short tear to bottom corner), staple bound, 24 pp, photographic illustrations, advertisements, and profiles on the stars of American promoter Jack Kramer’s professional tour of Australia, including Ken Rosewall, Lew Hoad, …

  • # 23643

    TURNER, T. C. (Thomas Charles) (1839-1896)

    Photographic portrait of two young brothers, one holding a cricket bat. London, circa 1885.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 63 mm (mount); recto imprinted ‘T.C. Turner & Co., 17 Upper Street, Islington’, verso imprinted ‘Photographers to Their Royal Highnesses The Prince & Princess of Wales, Duke of Edinburgh and Duke of Cambridge’; both the albumen print and mount are in very good condition.

  • # 24237

    MICHELL, H. (ed)

    Victoria’s greatest races.

    With full descriptions of the Melbourne Cup 1921, Caulfield Cup 1922-3, Melbourne Cup 1922-3. Biographical sketches of owners – trainers – jockeys. Fully illustrated. [Cover title : The Melbourne Cup]. Melbourne : The British and Australasian Publishing Service circa 1924. Quarto, gilt-lettered full crushed morocco, spine in compartments with gilt-tooling, edges lightly rubbed, all edges …

  • # 23576

    SUZUKI, Yoshinori [editor]; WAKAMATSU, Fujio [photographer]

    ‘Meruborun: Dai 16-kai Orinpiādo’ [メルボルン 第16回オリンピアード] : A Japanese Record of the Melbourne Olympics

    Tōkyō : Nihon Orinpikku Kōenkai, Shōwa 32 [1957]. First edition. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, lightly soiled, errata sheet tipped-in to lower pastedown, pp. 161 – 200. Text in Japanese. An album created by the Nihon Orinpikku Kōenkai (Japan Olympics Support Group) to record the Japanese effort in the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games. The book includes photographic illustrations …

  • # 23184


    The Arcadia Fine Cut book of wrestling.

    [Melbourne : Carreras Ltd., 1937]. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers (detached), 31 pp, photographic illustrations throughout; original owner’s inscription dated 23/9/37 on page 1; contents clean. Scarce booklet on wrestling promoting both the sport and the products of Australian tobacco manufacturer Carreras Ltd. Copies are recorded in three Australian collections (National Library of Australia; Monash University …

  • # 23238

    DOYLE, Edward A. (editor)

    The official report of the organizing committee for the XVI Olympiad Melbourne 1956.

    Melbourne : W. M. Houston, Government Printer, 1958. Quarto, gilt-lettered green imitation leather, dustjacket (a few edge tears), illustrated endpapers, pp. 760, extensively illustrated.

  • # 22923

    The “Geisha” and the “Cherry Blossom” fishing book : all about gut fishing lines and fishing. (Presentation copy)

    with a few caustic comments on fishermen themselves. Issued free by the Proprietors of the famous “Geisha” and “Cherry-Blossom” gut lines. [Sydney : Standard Publishing House, 1937]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (darkened, some creasing and marks), inside front wrapper with illustrated advertisement, a presentation copy inscribed by the author on the first page ‘To Alex Smith, …

  • # 22283

    GORDON, Adam Lindsay (1833-1870) (words); FURLONG, W.R.

    [SHEET MUSIC] Uphold the sports of our land (in utrumque paratus).

    Melbourne : W.R. Furlong, [1920]. Folio, original wrappers, 3 pp, lyrics printed as text on p 1, music notation pp 2-3 (arrangement for voice and piano); a fine copy. The moral of colonial balladeer Adam Lindsay Gordon’s poem, set to music by W.R. Furlong, is that when we play sport we should learn to give …

  • # 21725

    McCANCE, Norman

    [WRESTLING] Scenes in the ring : what the microphone tells.

    Foreword by Norman McCance, who describes Wrestling Contests for 3LO, Melbourne. [Drop title]. Melbourne : The Specialty Press Pty. Ltd., [1927]. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers (chipped at corners and head and tail of spine, mild creasing and a few light marks, lower wrapper with short closed tear), stapled, [48] pp, profusely illustrated with b/w photographic …

  • # 21646


    [MELBOURNE] Hawthorn City Lacrosseurs’ Social Club : ‘Back to Childhood’ dance (masked). Monday, 10th July 1922. Assembly Hall, Burke Road, Camberwell.

    Prizes for best characters. Dancing 8 – 12. Tickets 2/6 …. [Melbourne] : Hawthorn City Lacrosse Club, 1922. Admission ticket printed in blue on pink card, 70 x 105 mm, illustrated with crest of the Club, change of original date indicated with wet stamp; verso stamped with ticket number ’49’; stained (not affecting text), else good …