• # 26336

    WIGRAM, R.H.

    The Shannon Rise : Tasmania’s fishing miracle

    Launceston : Telegraph Publications, [1953]. Octavo, coloured pictorial wrappers (light corner creases and rubbing along spine), pp 48. Illustrated with black and white photographs throughout. “One of Australia’s most sought after booklets on angling. Very scarce.” [Dunn, Angling in Australia, p. 311]. Richard Henry Wigram emigrated to Tasmania in 1924, and was an avid fisher …

  • # 25885

    "CUMLODEN" (editor)

    The Leader Coursing Register for season 1877,

    Containing full returns of all coursing meetings held in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and New Zealand with over sixty tabulated pedigrees of the principal winning greyhounds of the year, brood bitches and greyhounds at the stud, a list of addresses of coursing secretaries, public courses, judges, slippers and trainers; and a list of …

  • # 26517


    [MOTOR RACING] Achievements 1953

    London : C. C. Wakefield & Co., Ltd. [for Castrol], [1953]. Oblong octavo (155 x 225 mm), pictorial wrappers (front featuring an Austin Healey 100), stapled, pp [36], photographically illustrated throughout, inside wrappers and lower wrapper with coloured illustrations; wrappers with very light spotting, else an excellent copy. Attractive booklet with great graphics. The Castrol …

  • # 25632

    THOMPSON, Hunter S.

    Hey Rube. Blood sport, the bush doctrine, and the downward spiral of dumbness. Modern history from the sports desk (signed copy)

    New York : Simon and Schuster, 2004. Octavo, boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. xii; 246. Signed on the title page in black marker by the author. Loosely enclosed, three colour photographs of Thompson at a book signing (presumably where this copy was signed) with friends Benicio Del Toro and Sean Penn. ‘Hey Rube: Blood Sport, …

  • # 26179

    SEARS' STUDIOS; [GARRAN, Richard Randolph, 1903-1991]; [GARRAN, John Cheyne, 1905-1976]

    [MELBOURNE] Trinity College Athletic Team, 1924.

    Melbourne : Sears’ Studios, [1924]. Silver gelatin print, 150 x 200 mm, on original board mount with printed title above image and names of team members below, photographer’s imprint lower right; the print is in good condition, the mount has some mild damp staining at the margins. The 1924 Trinity College (University of Melbourne) team …

  • # 26145

    FRANCIS, Skipper

    [SHEET MUSIC] For auld lang syne! Australia will be there.

    / Written, composed and sung with phenomenal success by Skipper Francis (The Bristol Channel Swimmer) to whom the Full Theatrical Performing Rights are Secured and Reserved. / Australia’s Battle Song. The Accepted March Song of the Australian Expeditionary Forces. Melbourne : Dinsdale’s Pty. Ltd. [c.1917]. Folio, pictorial wrapers (some edge wear) featuring vignette portrait of …

  • # 25423

    SEGAL, Hyman R.

    They called him Champ. Champ Segal and his fabulous era (signed presentation copy)

    New York: Citadel Press, 1959. Third printing, 1970. Octavo, cloth in dustjacket (edges worn), personal inscription to the endpaper, pp. 480, photographic plates. An engaging biography on the great boxer written by his brother. Presented to one of Segal’s close friends, possibly James “Jimmy Doyle” Plumeri; ‘To my pal and friend, a real Champ, Cheers Jimmy, …

  • # 25850

    WHITTON, Ivo


    With special high-speed photographs and slow motion cinema clips.Melbourne : Robertson & Mullens, 1947. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (rubbed, small stain), pp. 95, illustrated with 40 photographic illustrations. Introduction by Eric S. Quirk.

  • # 25829

    Unknown photographer and publisher.

    Posthumously published carte de visite portrait of long distance swimmer Captain Matthew Webb, 1883.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 64 mm (mount); recto of mount with the printed caption’Latest Portrait of Captain Matthew Webb. Born at Dawley, Shropshire, 19th January, 1848. Swam English Channel 24th August, 1875, 40 miles, 21 3/4 hrs. Height 5 ft 8 1/2 in. Weight 14 stone. Died at Niagara Rapids, July …

  • # 25319


    Photographic portrait of a cricketer in his playing whites. Melbourne, circa 1885.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 62 mm (mount), 65 x 21 mm (print, in arched format), verso imprinted ‘Stewart & Co., Photographers, Miniature & Portrait Painters. Bourke St. East, Melbourne’; the albumen print is a little pale and has some scattered foxing and light marks; the mount is fine. A vignette, …

  • # 25320

    Photographer unknown.

    Photographic portrait of an Australian lad posing in his garden with a cricket bat, circa 1890.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm (mount), no photographer’s imprint; the albumen print is a little pale but in good condition, as is the mount. Sourced with a group of cartes de visite by Melbourne studios; the untidy appearance of the garden backdrop tends to confirm that this is an …

  • # 24891


    Young boy with a cricket bat. Melbourne, circa 1895.

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 165 x 109 mm (mount), recto of mount imprinted ‘Yeomans, 116 Bourke St. E., Melbourne’; the print has a few tiny spots of foxing, but is otherwise in fine condition, as is the mount.  

  • # 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.

  • # 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 & …

  • # 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.