• # 18997


    Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia

    Mt. Isa : Mt. Isa Chamber of Commerce, circa 1970. Tourist brochure, single folded sheet, 220 x 560 mm, folding to 220 x 97 mm, printed on both sides (12 panels in total), illustrated in colour with accompanying text; fine condition.

  • # 18999

    Broken Hill

    Broken Hill : Council of the City of Broken Hill, circa 1965. Tourist brochure, large folded sheet, illustrated. Together with a two page typescript description of the city from the New South Wales Tourist Bureau.

  • # 19114

    ROLLAND, W. M.

    Growing up in early Canberra : birthpangs of a capital city (signed copy)

    Sydney : Kangaroo Press, 1988. Octavo, pictorial boards, pp. 112, illustrated. Signed by the author. Documents the construction and early years of the capital.

  • # 19106

    Photographer unknown.

    The Murray River paddle steamer “Ruby” at the landing place, Mildura, circa 1890

    Albumen print photograph, 150 x 200 mm, laid down on its original nineteenth-century album page of thin card, captioned in ink beneath image ‘The landing place, Mildura, Melbourne [sic]’; a strong print in fine condition (some mottling in the original negative); on the same mount are 3 other albumen prints in identical format (1 recto, …

  • # 18821

    ILES, Arthur James (1870-1943)

    Three views of the interior of a Māori carved house, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, circa 1895

    Three albumen print photographs, format 140 x 200 mm, each with handwritten caption and ‘Iles Photo’ in the negative; unmounted; one of the prints with short tear at right edge, otherwise all are in good condition.

  • # 18910

    THOMAS, Edmund (1827 - 1867)

    Yarra Yarra from below Princes Bridge 1853

    Lithographed from original drawing by E. Thomas & published by F. Varley. Tinted lithograph, 156 x 273 mm, lithographed by D. James, a couple of minor spots of foxing but otherwise fine, framed in a period birds eye maple antique frame with antique slip and glass. A charming gold rush era view of Melbourne from …

  • # 18709

    PARKER, Geo. S.

    The mysterious Yangtze (presentation copy)

    Jamesville, Wisconsin : privately printed, 1937. Octavo, letered cloth, pp. [xii]; 94; photographic plates. Presentation inscription from the author to the front free endpaper.

  • # 18851

    Preparatory Committee for the Ninghsia Hui Autonomous Region.

    The Ninghsia Hui Autonomous Region

    [Peking] : Nationalities Publishing House, circa 1958. Quarto, red cloth, remnants of paper dustjacket, decorated endpapers, pp. 144, numerous illustrations, internally fine Text in English, Chinese and Arabic. Ningxia is an autonomous region in north-west China populated by the the Hui people. Scarce

  • # 18747


    L. Richard’s comprehensive geography of the Chinese Empire and dependencies.

    Translated into English, revised and enlarged by M. Kennelly, S. J. Shanghai : T’usewei Press, 1908. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (edges a little worn), collector’s blind stamp to title page, pp. xviii; 713, text maps and diagrams, five folding colour maps of China to endpaper pockets. Ownership inscription of W. A. Stunberg, I. G. [Inspector-General] Posts, …

  • # 18748

    HERMAN, R. L.

    Handbook to British Malaya 1927

    London : printed by Waterlow and Sons, obtainable at the Malay States Information Agency, Malaya House, London, 1927. Small quarto, printed boards, lower edge of spine mouse nibbled, pp. [vi], 191, numerous photographic plates, large folding colour map to endpaper pocket. Printed note on rear pastedown ‘The solution used in binding this book has been …

  • # 18746

    Hong Kong Annual Report 1953.

    Hong Kong : The Government Printer, 1953. Octavo, decorated papered boards in illustrated dustjacket (water stain on lower panel), maps to endpapers, pp. [iv]; 269, numerous photographic plates and colour charts. A detailed overview of the colony.

  • # 18839


    Mt. Buffalo National Park, Victoria Australia

    [Melbourne] : Victorian Railways Print, [c.1930]. Small quarto (230 x 210 mm), original pictorial wrappers (some faint foxing and edge wear), pp 32, b/w photographic plates throughout, plus double-page folding colour map at rear; includes 2-page history of the Park; a very good copy of this well-produced photographic essay on one of Victoria’s most popular …

  • # 19138

    PHILLIPS, H. (Harry), 1873-1944

    Nature’s masterpiece : Jenolan Caves N.S.W.

    Willoughby, N.S.W. : H. Phillips, [1913]. Oblong quarto (220 x 340mm), publisher’s brown wrappers (detached) with decorative lettering in yellow, [36] pp, chiefly half tone photographic illustrations; internally clean, a good copy. Harry Phillips, born in Ballarat in 1873, established himself as a photographer, printer and publisher in Katoomba from 1908, later relocating to Sydney.

  • # 19134


    [LEPORELLO] Album of New Zealand

    [Germany] : s.n., [c.1888]. Octavo, original cloth backed blue pebbled boards with gilt embossed lettering and decoration, including the Australian coat of arms (rubbed and sunned, some chipping to fore-edges, backstrip with loss in a couple of spots), containing a leporello concertina foldout with [12] panels of views of New Zealand including Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland, …

  • # 18047

    OKAMOTO, K. S.

    Ancient and modern various usages; of Tokio Japan

    Tokio : Y. T. R. Morito, 1885. Octavo, Japanese wrappers (a little foxed), stitchbound, in the rare printed paper slipcase, pp. [124], folded leaves, printed in colour, a very fine copy. Text in Japanese and English. Housed in a custom Japanese box. An utterly charming guide to Japanese customs in the Meiji period, including Japanese …

  • # 18129

    DUTTON, Geoffrey (1922 - 1998)

    Patterns of Australia (signed copy)

    Photographs by Harri Peccinotti. [Melbourne] : Mobil Australia, 1980. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 176, photographic illustrations of Australian landscapes. Signed by the author.