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  • [GEELONG; EQUESTRIAN] Prince Leo II. Champion pony stallion.
C. JONES
# 14900

    # 14900

    C. JONES

    [GEELONG; EQUESTRIAN] Prince Leo II. Champion pony stallion.

    Geelong : Oglethorpe Printer [for C. Jones], [c.1918]. Oblong duodecimo, original illustrated wrappers (creased and lightly marked), [4] pp; scattered foxing. This pamphlet, which appears unrecorded, was produced for C. Jones, proprietor of Sadonia stud, Marshall Street, Geelong. The latest internal date is 1917.

  • Australian horses from paddock to park : a treatise on the scientific handling, breaking, educating,
McGILLIVRAY, D.
# 14956

    # 14956

    McGILLIVRAY, D.

    Australian horses from paddock to park : a treatise on the scientific handling, breaking, educating,

    and the general handling of horses; with upwards of 105 splendid illustrations, obtained by instantaneous photography whilst the author was at work upon the wild and raw material. Sydney : William Brooks, 1902. Octavo, original blind blocked green cloth (boards rubbed and marked), gilt lettering to upper board, spine also lettered in gilt (sections of loss …

  • [MELBOURNE] Farewell menu for Basil Manly Tabuteau, of the Brighton District Football Club
[TABUTEAU, Basil Manly, 1898-1982]
# 14902

    # 14902

    [TABUTEAU, Basil Manly, 1898-1982]

    [MELBOURNE] Farewell menu for Basil Manly Tabuteau, of the Brighton District Football Club

    [Melbourne : s.n.], 1926. Lithographed card, 375 x 210 mm, printed recto only, with vignette illustrations including a view of Tabuteau's house, “Warrain”, in Sandown Street, Middle Brighton; pale foxing and staining, a few edge tears. Basil Manly Tabuteau (1898-1982) was the only child of Joseph August Tabuteau and Louisa Tabuteau. He married Thelma Soutter …

  • Tom Wills
# 13521

    # 13521

    DAWSON, Patrick; [WILLS, Thomas Wentworth, 1835-1880]

    A previously unrecorded photograph of Tom Wills, cricketer and pioneer of Australian Rules Football

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 92 x 58 mm, mount 103 x 63 mm; blind stamped at lower left P. Dawson Photographer Hamilton; blank verso; the albumen print with light marks and staining; Tom Wills is standing in the back row, fourth from right, wearing a striped shirt. The photographer, Patrick Dawson of …

  • Adventure, sport and travel on the Tibetan steppes (Joseph Rock’s copy)
FERGUSSON, W. N.
# 12670

    # 12670

    FERGUSSON, W. N.

    Adventure, sport and travel on the Tibetan steppes (Joseph Rock’s copy)

    With illustrations from photographs by the author and the late Lieut. Brooke, and two maps. London : Constable and Company, 1911. Octavo, pictorial cloth (corners slightly bumped), bookplate from Joseph's Rock's library to front pastedown, signed by Joseph Rock on the half-title, pp. 338, two folding colour maps, photographic illustrations. Joseph Rock was a noteworthy …

  • [MELBOURNE] Important notice. First week in August. Adamson, Strettle & Co.‘s Parade and Sale of Stallions and Mares.
ADAMSON, STRETTLE & CO.
# 12168

    # 12168

    ADAMSON, STRETTLE & CO.

    [MELBOURNE] Important notice. First week in August. Adamson, Strettle & Co.‘s Parade and Sale of Stallions and Mares.

    Melbourne : Adamson, Strettle & Co., Victoria Horse Bazaar, 396 Bourke Street, 8 April 1910. Single quarto sheet, printed recto only, on Adamson, Strettle & Co.'s letterhead, verso with recipient's annotation in ink, original folds, in good condition. Adamson, Strettle & Co.'s circular letter is addressed “To the Horse Breeders of Australia and New Zealand”. The …

  • Lubricating the chassis on a mileage basis
VACUUM OIL CO. PTY. LTD.
# 12156

    # 12156

    VACUUM OIL CO. PTY. LTD.

    Lubricating the chassis on a mileage basis

    Melbourne : G.W. Green & Sons, Printers [for Vacuum Oil Co. Pty. Ltd.], 1924. Single sheet, 140 x 240 mm, folding to 140 x 80 mm, pictorial cover in red and black plus [5] other panels, [4] with printed text and diagram, mild crease at top left corner and nick at bottom left corner, otherwise …

  • The Australasian Turf Register ... August 1878
# 11834

    # 11834

    The Australasian Turf Register … August 1878

    Containing a full report of the past season's racing, entries for coming events, registered colours, rules of the Victorian Racing Club, standard weights for age, rules of the Victorian Tattersall's, winners of the principal English and Colonial races, and index to running horses. Melbourne : “The Australasian”, August 1878. Vol. XIII. Duodecimo, fine binding of …

  • Bike racing. Board track, North Essendon. Tuesday November 6th 1951. Official race book.
LEAGUE OF VICTORIAN WHEELMEN.
# 11855

    # 11855

    LEAGUE OF VICTORIAN WHEELMEN.

    Bike racing. Board track, North Essendon. Tuesday November 6th 1951. Official race book.

    [Melbourne?] : League of Victorian Wheelmen, 1951. Square octavo, original illustrated wrappers, staple bound, [20] pp, a very good copy. 

  • This card commemorating the Aerial Pageant, held at Mascot, by the Aero Club of N.S.W. on 30/9/33,
AERO CLUB OF N.S.W.
# 11611

    # 11611

    AERO CLUB OF N.S.W.

    This card commemorating the Aerial Pageant, held at Mascot, by the Aero Club of N.S.W. on 30/9/33,

    was flown in the Aerial Derby and is autographed by the winning pilot. Sydney : Aero Club of N.S.W., 1933. Souvenir card, 95 x 145 mm, one of only 300 flown, signed by Ernest Crome (Secretary of the Aero Club) and G.W. Reid, the winning pilot in an Avro Avian; addressed to E.A. Crome; recto …

  • [HORSE RACING]. Heroes & champions (signed)
CHARLEY, Bob
# 10424

    # 10424

    CHARLEY, Bob

    [HORSE RACING]. Heroes & champions (signed)

    The horses, jockeys, trainers and events that made Australian racing great. Illustrated with the finest examples of Australian equine art. Sydney : Bluebloods, 2014. Oblong folio, laminated boards, p  ix; 231; viii; [6]; viii, extensively illustrated. Foreword by Les Carlyon. Signed by the author. A substantial and handsome monograph on paintings of Australian horse racing.

  • Gymnastics : a text-book of the German-American system of gymnastics
STECHER, W.A.
# 10288

    # 10288

    STECHER, W.A.

    Gymnastics : a text-book of the German-American system of gymnastics

    / specially adapted to the use of teachers and pupils and private schools and gymnasiums. Boston : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., [1896]. Small qaurto, original pictorial cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt, front free-endpaper with ownership inscription and top section third of leaf excised, 348 pp, illustrated with line drawings in the text, a …

  • Canberra Bicycle Museum : a guide to the cycle collection
DRIVER, Annemarie
# 10003

    # 10003

    DRIVER, Annemarie

    Canberra Bicycle Museum : a guide to the cycle collection

    Canberra : Canberra Tradesmen's Union Club, [1989]. Octavo, publisher's pictorial wrappers (small mark to upper wrapper), 45 pp, illustrated, bibliography, a good copy.

  • The “Geisha” and the “Cherry Blossom” fishing book : all about gut fishing lines and fishing

# 8593

    # 8593

    The “Geisha” and the “Cherry Blossom” fishing book : all about gut fishing lines and fishing

    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 stiff wrappers (light wear), inside front wrapper with illustrated advertisement, 120 pp, line illustrations in the text, a good copy. Three copies are recorded in Australian …

  • Trout and salmon fishing in Southland New Zealand
Southland Anglers' Club, Invercargill, N.Z.

# 8586

    # 8586

    Southland Anglers' Club, Invercargill, N.Z.

    Trout and salmon fishing in Southland New Zealand

    Invercargill, N.Z.: : Craig printing coy. [for the Southland Anglers' Club], 1929. Octavo, original stiff wrappers printed in silver and black, 128 pp, illustrated with photographic plates, advertisements, a very good copy. A single copy is recorded in Australian collections (State Library of New South Wales).

  • [CRICKET] Alice in Holidayland
MARTINDALE, F.W.

# 8119

    # 8119

    MARTINDALE, F.W.

    [CRICKET] Alice in Holidayland

    A parody in prose, verse and picture. Perpetrated with apologies to the immortal originals of Lewis Carroll and John Tenniel. Pictures by Frank H. Mason and Noel Pocock. Leeds: Chorley & Pickersgill, n.d. [c. 1920]. Second edition. Oblong quarto, illustrated card wrappers (light marks and corner wear), string bound, 47 pp, illustrated throughout with colour plates, …

  • Racehorses in Australia : with paintings by Martin Stainforth
STAINFORTH, Martin

# 7689

    # 7689

    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 (stain to fore-edge of upper board, corners bumped), front paste-down with ex libris of Tom Mathieson, front free-endpaper with inscription dated 1922, endpapers with …

  • [HAWTHORN PRESS; CRICKET] The First Test
BROGDEN, Stanley

# 6974

    # 6974

    BROGDEN, Stanley

    [HAWTHORN PRESS; CRICKET] The First Test

    : the story of the First Test Match played between England and Australia at Melbourne in March 1877. Melbourne : The Hawthorn Press, 1946. First edition. Octavo, cloth boards in dustjacket (edges and spine sunned), 35 pp, a near fine copy. THP 49.

  • [FINE BINDING] With Stoddart’s team in Australia
RANJITSINHJI, Vibhaji Maharaja of Nawanagar, 1872-1933.

# 6753

    # 6753

    RANJITSINHJI, Vibhaji Maharaja of Nawanagar, 1872-1933.

    [CRICKET, FINE BINDING] With Stoddart’s team in Australia

    London : James Bowden, 1898. Third edition. Ferguson, 14709. Octavo, in a superb contemporary private binding, full calf with highly ornate gilt tooled foliate designs to upper and lower boards, the spine with five raised bands, gilt lettering to upper three panels and further foliate decoration to the lower three, the work of Archibald Molyneux, …

  • The chronicles of the Melbourne Beefsteak Club. Volume 1, 1886-1889 [Presentation copy]
'THE RECORDER' [pseud.,DEEGAN, John Francis]

# 5377

    # 5377

    'THE RECORDER' [pseud.,DEEGAN, John Francis]

    The chronicles of the Melbourne Beefsteak Club. Volume 1, 1886-1889 [Presentation copy]

    Melbourne : [The Club], 1890. Octavo, handsome presentation binding, full red morocco gilt, spine with raised bands, upper board with initials C.R. [Charles Ryan], marbled endpapers and edges, a fine presentation and association copy inscribed by the author on the second free endpaper 'From one of the founders, Xmas 1894', and on the page following …

  • The two jovial huntsmen. Apropos of a ride with Mr Hey into Beni forest, S.E. Wynaad; July 1890
[GORSE]

# 4453

    # 4453

    [GORSE]

    The two jovial huntsmen. Apropos of a ride with Mr Hey into Beni forest, S.E. Wynaad; July 1890

    Manuscript in ink on paper, illustrated with pen and ink sketches, quarto, disbound, 10 pp (being one stitched quire removed from a contemporary sketch book), signed Gorse at the foot of the last page, complete, the paper a little browned at the edges but very clean and stable.  A charming personal account in verse form …

  • Progressive physical culture.
ASH, Bertram S.
# 4264

    # 4264

    ASH, Bertram S.

    Progressive physical culture.

    London : Link House Publications, Ltd., n.d. [circa 1960]. Fourth edition. Octavo, publisher's illustrated wrappers (rear wrapper with loss to upper left corner), 48 pp, illustrated, edges of pages with mild foxing, otherwise a good copy. Unrecorded in Australian collections.

  • [GAMBLING; HORSE RACING; TASMANIA] Facts concerning Tattersall’s Monster Consultations. June, 1899.
TATTERSALL; ADAMS, George (1839-1904)
# 3567

    # 3567

    TATTERSALL'S [ADAMS, George, 1839-1904]

    [HORSE RACING] Facts concerning Tattersall’s Monster Consultations. June, 1899.

    Hobart : Tattersall's, June 1899. Single octavo sheet, printed both sides, in the form of a letter to potential subscribers from 'Tattersall' [George Adams], original mailing folds, clean and complete; [TOGETHER WITH] “Tattersall's” Monster Consultations. Prize Winners. The following are the names and addresses of persons who have drawn placed horses in our Consultations since September, …

  • [GAMBLING; HORSE RACING; TASMANIA] Tattersall’s 5/- sweepstake ticket, Demonstration Handicap, 1899.
TATTERSALL; ADAMS, George (1839-1904)
# 3566

    # 3566

    TATTERSALL'S [ADAMS, George, 1839-1904]

    [HORSE RACING] Tattersall’s 5/- sweepstake ticket, Demonstration Handicap, 1899.

    Tattersall's Monster Cash Prize Consultation on the Demonstration Handicap, run at Canterbury Park, Sydney, October 2, 1899. Hobart : Tattersall's, 1899. Unused 5/- sweep ticket printed in brown ink on buff paper, 115 x 130 mm, original mailing fold, a small tear at upper edge of fold, otherwise clean and complete. The entrepreneur George Adams had …

  • [GAMBLING; HORSE RACING; TASMANIA] Tattersall’s 5/- sweepstake ticket, Metropolitan Stakes, 1899.
TATTERSALL; ADAMS, George (1839-1904)
# 3565

    # 3565

    TATTERSALL'S [ADAMS, George, 1839-1904]

    [HORSE RACING] Tattersall’s 5/- sweepstake ticket, Metropolitan Stakes, 1899.

    Tattersall's Monster Cash Prize Consultation on the Metropolitan Stakes, run at Randwick, N.S.W., September 12, 1899. Hobart : Tattersall's, 1899. Unused 5/- sweep ticket printed in green ink on buff paper, 115 x 130 mm, original mailing fold, clean and complete. The entrepreneur George Adams had founded the famous Tattersall's sweepstake in Sydney in 1881, running …

  • [GAMBLING; HORSE RACING; TASMANIA] Tattersall’s 5/- sweepstake ticket, Metropolitan Stakes, 1899.
TATTERSALL; ADAMS, George (1839-1904)
# 3564

    # 3564

    TATTERSALL'S [ADAMS, George, 1839-1904]

    [HORSE RACING] Tattersall’s 5/- sweepstake ticket, Metropolitan Stakes, 1899.

    Tattersall's Monster Cash Prize Consultation on the Metropolitan Stakes, run at Randwick, N.S.W., September 12, 1899. Hobart : Tattersall's, 1899. Unused 5/- sweep ticket printed in black ink on green paper, 115 x 130 mm, original mailing fold, a minor crease at upper edge of fold, otherwise clean and complete. The entrepreneur George Adams had founded …

  • [GAMBLING; HORSE RACING; TASMANIA] Tattersall’s 5/- sweepstake ticket for the Caulfield Cup, 1899.
TATTERSALL; ADAMS, George (1839-1904)
# 3563

    # 3563

    TATTERSALL'S [ADAMS, George, 1839-1904]

    [HORSE RACING] Tattersall’s 5/- sweepstake ticket for the Caulfield Cup, 1899.

    Tattersall's Monster Cash Prize Consultation on the Caulfield Cup, run at Caulfield, October 21, 1899. Hobart : Tattersall's, 1899. Unused 5/- sweep ticket printed in olive ink on orange paper, 115 x 130 mm, original mailing fold, clean and complete. The entrepreneur George Adams had founded the famous Tattersall's sweepstake in Sydney in 1881, running a …

  • [GAMBLING; HORSE RACING; TASMANIA] Tattersall’s 5/- sweepstake ticket for the Caulfield Cup, 1899.
TATTERSALL; ADAMS, George (1839-1904)
# 3562

    # 3562

    TATTERSALL'S [ADAMS, George, 1839-1904]

    [HORSE RACING] Tattersall’s 5/- sweepstake ticket for the Caulfield Cup, 1899.

    Tattersall's Monster Cash Prize Consultation on the Caulfield Cup, run at Caulfield, October 21, 1899. Hobart : Tattersall's, 1899. Unused 5/- sweep ticket printed in mauve ink on blue paper, 115 x 130 mm, original mailing fold, clean and complete. The entrepreneur George Adams had founded the famous Tattersall's sweepstake in Sydney in 1881, running …

  • 2012_DSFB_5303

    # 3560

    TATTERSALL'S [ADAMS, George, 1839-1904]

    [HORSE RACING] Tattersall’s 5/- sweepstake ticket for the Melbourne Cup, 1899.

    Tattersall's Monster Cash Prize Consultation on the Melbourne Cup, run at Flemington, November 7, 1899. Hobart : Tattersall, 1899. Unused 5/- sweep ticket printed in green ink on pale green paper, 115 x 130 mm, original mailing fold, clean and complete. The entrepreneur George Adams had founded the famous Tattersall's sweepstake in Sydney in 1881, running …

  • [CRICKET]. Alice in Holidayland.
MARTINDALE, F. W.

# 2713

    # 2713

    MARTINDALE, F. W.

    [CRICKET]. Alice in Holidayland.

    A parody in prose, verse and picture. Perpetrated with apologies to the immortal originals of Lewis Carroll and John Tenniel. Pictures by Frank H. Mason and Noel Pocock. Second edition. Leeds: Chorley & Pickersgill, n.d. [c. 1920]. Oblong quarto, illustrated cards (a little soiled), illustrated throughout. Featuring a delightful Australian plate of a kangaroo and …

  • [EASTER ISLAND] La recreacion en Isla de Pascua. Volumen 1.
PAOA, Rodrigo; ARANDA, Manuel; SANDIA, Luis

# 2641

    # 2641

    PAOA, Rodrigo; ARANDA, Manuel; SANDIA, Luis

    [EASTER ISLAND] La recreacion en Isla de Pascua. Volumen 1.

    Unpublished honours dissertation (1983), Academia Superior de Ciencias Pedagogicas de Valparaiso, Valparaiso [Chile]. Quarto, pictorial paper wrappers with cloth spine, 263 pp, illustrated with line drawings and tipped-in colour photographs.  The first part of a substantial thesis on traditional games of Rapa Nui, submitted by three indigenous Rapa Nui students. One of these students, Rodrigo Paoa Atamu, …