• # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 15584

    RONALDS, Alfred

    The fly-fisher’s entomology

    Illustrated by coloured representations of the natural and artificial insect. And accompanied by a few observations and instructions relative to trout and grayling. London : Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1844. Third edition. Octavo, cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration in blind (rubbed), pages uncut and some unopened, pp x-115-32; illustrated with twenty colour …

  • # 18386

    FISHER, Bobby (1943 - 2008)

    “I was tortured in the Pasadena Jailhouse!”

    Pasadena : Bobby Fisher, 1982. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp.14, fine. Together with : Chess Vol. 51, Nos. 999 – 1000, February 1987, and a newspaper clipping about Fisher, in original mailing envelope (presumably from Fisher) to Jean Pierre Fortin in London, Ontario. World chess champion Bobby Fisher’s account of being detained and tortured in Pasadena in …

  • # 18225

    MULLER, J. P. (1866 - 1938)

    My system. 15 minutes’ work a day for health’s sake.

    London : Ewart, Seymour & Co., n.d. [c. 1912]. Octavo, illustrated boards, cloth spine (a little worn), pp. 96, illustrated. Jørgen Peter Müller was a noted Danish gymnastics educator and pioneer of physical education. First published in Copenhagen in 1904, My System consists of a series of exercises designed to promote health and vitality. The …

  • # 17815

    [Colorgravure Publications

    The Olympic Games : Melbourne 1956

    Melbourne : Colorgravure Publications, 1956. Quarto, green boards with gilt olympic torch motif, publisher stamp to fly leaf, colour and black and white images throughout, unpaginated. Red ink underling throughout. A photographic commemorative publication showing highlights of the games, participating athletes and event records. With a foolscap Requisition for reserved seating form for ticket sales.

  • # 17923

    FUTSIAKA, Kato et al.

    Police jiu-jitsu : also vital holds in wrestling, featuring Kato Futsiaka and Prof. Butch.

    The science of “jiu-jitsu” as taught to the Law Enforcement bodies in the United States and throughout the world. Police, Marines “G” men, Soldiers, Sailors and members of the U.S. Coast Guard. Fifty-six illustrations by Seaman. New York : Book-A-Mag Co., Inc., 1940. Series: Easy Instructor. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (a little chipping at fore-edges …

  • # 17103

    CURR, Edward M. (Micklethwaite)

    Pure saddle-horses, and how to breed them in Australia.

    Together with a consideration of the history and merits of the English, Arab, Andalusian, & Australian breeds of horses. Melbourne : Wilson and Mackinnon, 1863. First edition. Octavo, original quarter morocco over pebbled cloth (boards with light stains, spine heavily faded and with small loss at head and tail), a presentation copy inscribed on the …

  • # 17169

    HIBBINS, Gillian

    Sport and racing in colonial Melbourne : the cousins and me: Colden Harrison, Tom Wills and William Hammersley

    Melbourne : Lynedoch, 2007. Edition limited to 500 copies; this copy is unnumbered and signed by the author on the half title. Octavo, gilt lettered brown cloth boards in illustrated dust jacket, 485 pp, illustrated with numerous black-and-white plates; a fine copy.

  • # 17197


    [PLAYING CARDS] Patience games

    / with examples played through. Illustrated with numerous diagrams. London : Thos. De La Rue & Co., 1890. First edition. Oblong quarto, original blind blocked tan cloth (bright and unrubbed), upper board and spine lettered in gilt, lower board with publisher’s device in gilt, all edges gilt, pp 216, [8] publisher’s advertisements, illustrated; contents fresh, …

  • # 17356

    RUSSELL, Archer

    Sunlit trails : a bird-watcher’s tramps and camps in Australia

    Sydney: Building Limited, 1930. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, bookplate to front pastedown, photographic frontispiece, pp 112.