• # 25137

    CUSTANCE, Henry

    Riding recollections and turf stories

    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.

  • # 25136

    McLEAN, Ken

    Quest for a classic winner : pedigree patterns of the racehorse

    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.

  • # 25347

    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, …

  • # 24823

    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 & …

  • # 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 …

  • # 24679

    NEWMAN, J. (John) Hubert (1830-1916)

    Photographic portrait of a young boy with a cricket bat. Sydney, late 1870s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 63 mm (mount), verso with gilt back mark of J. Hubert Newman, 12 Oxford Street, Hyde Park, Sydney; the print has a couple of tiny ink marks, but is otherwise in very good condition, as is the mount.

  • # 24564


    [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.

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …