Sydney Antiques & Art Fair

  • # 22928

    GIBBS, May (1877 - 1969)

    Bib and Bub : their adventures.

    In two parts. Sydney : Cornstalk Publishing Company, 1925. First edition. Two volumes, quarto, publisher’s wrappers printed in colour (a few very light marks), contemporary gift inscription to half-titles, title pages, pp. 79 (across the two parts), coloured panelled illustrations throughout, a clean and well presented set. ‘Rare: the earliest publication of the Bib and Bub …

  • # 22968

    McCRAE, Hugh (1876-1958); LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Idyllia. (The author’s own copy)

    [Sydney] : N.L. Press, [1922]. Large quarto (418 x 355 mm), bound in white calf over white papered boards with Norman Lindsay decoration in gold and red (a few light marks), 35 pp, with Lindsay decorations in black highlighted with gilt, further illustrated with five large original Norman Lindsay etchings with titled tissue guards tipped-in, …

  • # 22949

    HAWKESWORTH, John; COOK, James and KING James

    An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of his present Majesty for making discoveries in the southern hemisphere,

    and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour: drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, Esq; by John Hawkesworth, Ll.D. in three volumes. Illustrated with cuts, and a great variety …

  • # 22519

    CONDER, Charles (1868-1909)

    A dream of Araby

    Transfer lithograph, c 1904. Printed in sanguine from one stone. Dimensions of printed image 214 x 310 mm. CONDER within image, lower left; signed Charles Conder lower left margin; no. 22 lower right margin. Printed in an edition of 50 copies. From the Carnival series, published in London by Ernest Brown & Phillips [Leicester Galleries], 1904 – 1906. During …

  • # 21001

    LANG, John Dunmore, Rev. (1799-1878)

    A sermon, preached on Sunday, June 15, 1823, to the congregation of Scots Presbyterians, in Sydney, New South Wales; preparatory to the building of a Scots church.

    Sydney : printed by Robert Howe, 1823. Octavo, gilt-lettered quarter morocco over red cloth; pp.18, printed letterpress; inscribed by John Dunmore Lang at the head of title page (slightly trimmed) ‘To the Revd. J. [W?]. Adamson. With the Author’s kindest wishes’; a few typographical corrections in Lang’s hand; a fine presentation copy. Ferguson 920. Printed by …

  • # 22246

    KERRY, Charles (1857-1928)

    Photographic portraits of Aborigines from New South Wales, Queensland and Northern Territory, 1892-95.

    Suite of fifteen albumen print photographs, format 200 x 150 mm; each with blind stamp of ‘Kerry & Co. Photo, 308 George St. Sydney’ and with manuscript sequence number and title in the negative; a few with some toning or fading, but the majority are strong prints in very good condition; mounted and framed. Northern Territory subjects: 605. Port …

  • # 20782

    BAILEY, Nathan; [LEICHHARDT, Ludwig, 1813-c.1848]

    [LUDWIG LEICHHARDT] The universal etymological English dictionary:

    … The second edition, with many additions. London : Thomas Cox, 1731. Thick octavo, contemporary half calf over marbled papered boards (a little worn), the personal copy of the explorer Ludwig Leichhardt, his ownership signature in ink ‘L. Leichhardt’ on a binder’s blank at the rear; front free-endpaper with later ownership inscription of Thomas Hughes …

  • # 18666

    Maker unknown.

    Aboriginal King’s Brass Plate (1820). “King Taptalla II.” King of the Terrara Tribe, Shoalhaven River, New South Wales.

    [Title from mid nineteenth-century manuscript note]. Brass breastplate or gorget, crescentic, maximum diameter 140 mm, anterior with engraved lettering KING TAPTALLA II, foliage motif repeated at each of the upper corners, emu and kangaroo dos-à-dos at the centre (design only partially completed); diagonal cut mark running from lower left to upper right edge; the surface has been …

  • # 22699

    GELLERT, Leon; URE SMITH, Sydney (editors)

    The Home. Vol. 19, No. 12. December 1, 1938

    Sydney : John Fairfax, 1938. Quarto, illustrated wrappers by Hera Roberts (some wear along spine), pp. 92, a fine copy. This issue includes illustrated articles on Sydney fashion and society, home and gardens, with a feature on the Russian Ballet and numerous photographs and advertisements for P & O, Ardath cigarettes, David Jones, Arnott’s biscuits …

  • # 22694

    GELLERT, Leon (editor)

    The Home. Vol. 23, No. 3. March 2, 1942

    Sydney : John Fairfax, 1942. Quarto, illustrated wrappers showing a female soldier in uniform (light crease, small amount of wear to spine), pp. 64, a fine copy. This wartime issue includes illustrated articles on Australia’s defences, Australian women soldiers, ‘flying fortresses’ etc. A study on Roy Grounds architecture, gardens for small houses and social pages …

  • # 22691

    GELLERT, Leon, URE SMITH, Sydney (editors); PRESTON, Margaret

    The Home. Vol. 19, No. 7, July 1, 1938

    Sydney : John Fairfax, 1938. Quarto, illustrated wrappers by Hera Roberts (small amount of wear to spine), pp. 74, a fine copy. This issue includes illustrated articles social life, fashion and art, architecture, house and garden etc. Literary contributors include David McNicoll, this issue also includes full page advertisements, and photographs by Frank Hurley. Includes …

  • # 22701

    GELLERT, Leon, URE SMITH, Sydney (editors)

    The Home. Vol. 20, No. 3. March 1, 1939

    Sydney : John Fairfax, 1939. Quarto, illustrated wrappers by Michael Collins (small amount of wear to spine), pp. 88, a fine copy. This issue includes illustrated articles social life, fashion and art, architecture, house and garden etc. Bondi Beach, make up, interiors, hats, colour advertisements and photographs. ‘Sydney Ure Smith’s ‘The Home’ magazine was one …

  • # 22696

    GELLERT, Leon (editor)

    The Home. Vol. 22, No. 3. March 1, 1941

    Sydney : John Fairfax, 1941. Quarto, illustrated wrappers by Douglas Annand (small amount of wear to spine), pp. 64, a fine copy. This wartime issue includes contributions from Hugh McCrae, Harry Tatlock Miller, Myra Morris, Donald Friend, with numerous illustrations, photographs, advertisements etc. ‘Sydney Ure Smith’s ‘The Home’ magazine was one of the most sophisticated …

  • # 22697

    GELLERT, Leon; URE SMITH, Sydney (editors)

    The Home. Vol. 19, No. 5. May 2, 1938

    Sydney : John Fairfax, 1938. Quarto, illustrated wrappers by Douglas Annand (some wear along spine), pp. 84, a fine copy. This issue includes illustrated articles on Sydney fashion and society, home and gardens, with numerous photographs and advertisements for P & O, Ardath cigarettes, David Jones, Arnott’s biscuits etc. ‘Sydney Ure Smith’s ‘The Home’ magazine …

  • # 22690

    GELLERT, Leon (editor)

    The Home. Vol. 23, No. 2. February 2, 1942

    Sydney : John Fairfax, 1942. Quarto, illustrated wrappers by Madeline Robinson (small amount of wear to spine), pp. 64, a fine copy. This wartime issue includes illustrated articles on Australia’s defences, Australian soldiers, the Chinese army, air raid shelters. Literary contributors include Myra Morris, Anne Wienholt, this issue also includes full page advertisements, and colour …

  • # 22693

    GELLERT, Leon, URE SMITH, Sydney (editors); PRESTON, Margaret

    The Home. Vol. 20, No. 10. October 2, 1939

    Sydney : John Fairfax, 1939. Quarto, illustrated wrappers by Hinder (small amount of wear to spine), pp. 72, a fine copy. This issue includes illustrated articles social life, fashion and art, architecture, house and garden etc. horse racing, military aviation, colour advertisements and photographs. ‘Sydney Ure Smith’s ‘The Home’ magazine was one of the most …