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.
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; …
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 …
Ulverston : Soulby & Thornley, Printers, Market-Place, . 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 …
At head: Knipe’s Correct List. Ulverston : Printed at the Office of W.R. Knipe, . 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 …
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. …
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 …
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 …
FISHER, Bobby (1943 - 2008)
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 …
MULLER, J. P. (1866 - 1938)
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 …
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.
FUTSIAKA, Kato et al.
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 …
CURR, Edward M. (Micklethwaite)
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 …
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.
/ 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,  publisher’s advertisements, illustrated; contents fresh, …
Sydney: Building Limited, 1930. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, bookplate to front pastedown, photographic frontispiece, pp 112.