• # 27343

    [FITZSIMMONS, Robert ("Bob"), 1863-1917]; RICHARD K. FOX (publisher)

    Photographic portrait of champion Anglo-New Zealand-Australian-American bare knuckle boxer Bob Fitzsimmons in a fighting stance, taken in New York in 1893.

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 162 x 106 mm (mount); the print is embossed at lower left ‘Copyright 1893 Richard K. Fox’; removed from an old frame, the print and mount have suffered some surface loss around the edges, particularly at the bottom margin where Fox’s imprint with his Franklin Square, New York address …

  • # 27352

    HIDER, James

    A hunter and his dogs. Warrnambool district, Victoria, circa 1870.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 101 x 61 mm (mount), verso of mount with ornate gilt imprint of ‘J. Hider, Photographer. Opposite the Post Office. Warrnambool’; the print has beautiful greyish tones and excellent clarity, and aside from some mild surface rubbing is in fine condition. Unusually informal for a colonial photograph of …

  • # 26859

    WELSBY, Thomas

    Schnappering and fishing in the Brisbane River and Moreton Bay waters. (Presentation copy)

    Also included: A wandering discourse on fishing generally. Brisbane : Outridge Printing Co., 1905. First edition. Octavo, pictorial cloth boards (edges rubbed), hinges split, old tape marks to gutter of front free endpaper, small area of loss to photographic frontispiece, title page with presentation inscription from author to A. S. Nott, Esq., dated June 1908; …

  • # 26660

    WOOD,Thomas C.

    Studio portrait of two young brothers, one holding a cricket bat. Melbourne, late 1890s.

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 135 x 113 mm (print), 160 x 108 mm (mount); blind stamped in image T. Wood Melbourne; recto of mount with imprint of T. Wood, St. George’s Studios [101 Swanston St., Melbourne]; a crisp print with rich tonal range, a couple of lines of rubbing at lower left; mount trimmed at …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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.

  • # 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.