• # 16726

    BULMER, Howard D. (photographer)

    East Gippsland and its gateway. Containing views along the Prince’s Highway, including the Lakes, Buchan Caves, etc.

    Melbourne : Carter & Taverner, [1927]. First edition. Small oblong quarto, original red wraps (lightly marked), title embossed in gold, staple bound, pp. [34]; all-illustrated with full-page photographic plates (1 in colour); a good copy. The majority of the photographs are topographic; four show Indigenous people in the Lake Tyers area. The Bairnsdale-based photographer, Howard …

  • # 15577

    DENNYS, N[icholas] B[elfield] (? - 1900)

    Notes for tourists in the north of China

    Hong Kong : printed by A. Shortrede & Co., 1866. Octavo, marbled papered boards (rubbed), gilt lettered morocco label to spine, pp [vi]; 61; [blank]; v, folding lithographed plans of Peking and the ‘Prohibited City’ (Forbidden City) with original colour, large folding map on rice paper of the road from Tungchow to Peking; lithographed map …

  • # 16573

    The state of Johore, Malaya

    An illustrated outline of Johore’s hustory, government, industries and people. Singapore : The Advertising and Publicity Bureau Ltd., 1939. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (edges worn), bookseller’s stamp to upper wrapper, presentation inscription to title page, frontispiece map, pp. 76, photographic illustrations, 5 tipped-in colour plates.

  • # 16427

    Photographer unknown.

    Aboriginals’ mia-mias, Lake Tyers

    [Title from caption in image]. Richmond, Vic. : printed at the Eagle Press, [circa 1908]. “E.J.B. Series”. Chromolithographic postcard, 88 x 138 mm; verso with handwritten message mentioning May 8 1908 as the date for a forthcoming concert; in very good condition. This image was taken at the Aboriginal reserve at Lake Tyers in east …

  • # 16421

    Heidelberg : the city of streams, 1834-1934 centenary : its story

    [Heidelberg, Vic.] : City of Heidelberg Centenary Celebrations Committee, 1934. Oblong royal octavo, pictorial stiff wrappers (lightly creased) with photographic onlay to front, 120 pp, illustrated; a good copy. Scarce. Copies are recorded in four Australian collections (Monash University Library; National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; State Library Victoria).

  • # 17077

    Kings Cross Community Aid and Information Service

    [SYDNEY] Kings Cross, 1936-1946.

    Cover title: Memories, Kings Cross, 1936-1946. Potts Point [N.S.W.] : Kings Cross Community Aid and Information Service, 1981. Large quarto, original stiff wrappers lettered in gold, 161 pp, plus [17] pp of plates (including two paintings by Rosaleen Norton and a photograph of the Witch of Kings Cross working on another of her paintings), index; flecking to top- …

  • # 16657

    Broadbent's Official Road Guides Company.

    Broadbent’s official guide, western Victoria : incorporating south east of South Australia and routes to Adelaide /​ compiled and published by Broadbent’s Official Road Guides Company. 57th year of issue

    Melbourne : Broadbent’s Official Road Guides, [1953?]. Octavo, publisher’s illustrated wrappers (light soiling and wear, corners dog-eared), 288 pp, [2] folding colour maps, illustrated, contents clean and sound. Two copies of this edition are recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of Victoria).

  • # 16189

    GREENHAM, Charles G.

    Beauty spots of our city : Melbourne, Australia / reproduced from photographs by Charles G. Greenham, Malvern.

    Melbourne : Osboldstone, [1924]. Oblong quarto, original pictorial wrappers (some edge wear), silk ties, [16] pp, comprising one page of introductory text and 15 full page monochrome photographic plates; a good copy. Scarce tourist publication which showcases Melbourne’s numerous green spaces: Botanical Gardens; Carlton Gardens; Flagstaff Gardens; Fitzroy Gardens; Treasury Gardens; Queen Victoria Gardens, and …

  • # 16172

    HARE, Augustus J. C.

    Walks in London (signed copy).

    London : Daldy, Ibister & Co., 1878. Two volumes, octavo, half cloth over marbled boards (rubbed), gilt lettering to spine, joint to volume one cracked, front free endpaper defective, signed by the author to the half-titles of both volumes, pp. xxxvi; 480; 511, vignette illustrations. Loosely enclosed, the cut signature of the author from a …

  • # 16155

    TURNER, J. M. W. (1775 - 1851)

    Liber fluviorum; or, river scenery of France.

    Depicted in sixty-one line engravings from drawings by J. M. W. Turner, R. A. with descriptive letter-press by Leitch Ritchie : an a biographical sketch by Alaric A. Watts. London : Henry Bohn, 1853. Octavo, gilt-decorated cloth (rebacked, preserving original spine), all edges gilt, new endpapers, engraved title page, pp. lvi; 336; 61 steel-engraved plates …

  • # 16151

    BALL, J. Dyer (1847 - 1919)

    Things Chinese. Being notes on various subjects connected with China.

    London : Sampson Low, Marston and Company and Hong Kong : Kelly & Walsh, 1893. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (wear to corners), pp. 4; [2]; 497; xiv; previous owner’s name from Shanghai, 1896, inscribed to preliminary blank, a good copy. Second and expanded edition of a much reprinted work, being a …

  • # 16124

    Photographer unknown.

    Buchan Caves, Gippsland : photographic views of cave interiors

    [Victoria, Australia : Photographer and publisher unknown, circa 1947]. Seventeen black and white photographs, in format 55 x 84 mm, all with printed captions in the negative; in corner mounts (i.e. the photographs are removable) on 3 album pages; all in fine condition. The honeycomb of limestone caves located near the township of Bucan in …

  • # 16123

    Photographer unknown.

    Cave House, Jenolan, circa 1897

    Albumen print photograph, 205 x 155 mm, laid down on its original board mount; manuscript caption in negative ‘Cave House Jenolan’ followed by indistinct sequence number ‘1681’ (?); no photographer’s imprint; albumen print in good condition with a few light marks; mount with scattered foxing recto and verso. The Jenolan Caves, located in the Blue …

  • # 16110

    BAEDEKER, Karl (editor)

    [BAEDEKER] The Dominion of Canada with Newfoundland and an excursion to Alaska : handbook for travellers

    Leipzig : Karl Baedeker ; London : Dulau and Co., 1907. Third revised and augmented edition. Small octavo, original limp red cloth lettered in gilt; front pastedown and endpaper with publisher’s advertisements; pp lxiv, 331; with 13 maps and 12 plans (some folding); a near fine copy.  

  • # 16108

    BAEDEKER, Karl (editor)

    [BAEDEKER] Palestine and Syria with the chief routes through Mesopotamia and Babylonia : handbook for travelers

    Leipzig : Karl Baedeker ; London : Dulau and Co., 1906. Fourth edition, remodelled and augmented. Small octavo, original limp red cloth lettered in gilt; front pastedown and endpaper with publisher’s advertisements; title page with original Welsh owner’s inscription and publisher’s slip, warning that ‘The excessive zeal of the Turkish censorship sometimes even extends to …

  • # 16106

    BAEDEKER, Karl (editor)

    [BAEDEKER] The United States with an excursion into Mexico : handbook for travelers

    Leipzig : Karl Baedeker ; London : Dulau and Co., 1899. Second revised edition. Small octavo, original limp cloth lettered in gilt (faded and lightly marked); front free-endpaper and half-title detached; pp c, 579; with 19 maps and 24 plans (some folding); clean throughout.

  • # 16104

    RADO, Alexander (compiler); Society for Cultural Relations of the Soviet Union with Foreign Countries

    Guide-book to the Soviet Union : issued by the Society for Cultural Relations of the Soviet Union with Foreign Countries.

    Berlin : Neuer Deutscher Verlag, 1929. Thick octavo, original embossed red cloth (rubbed and faded, cloth starting to split along the spine), pp lxxxvii, 855, advertisements at front and rear; numerous maps and plans, many folding; original owner’s occasional pencilled marginalia; a couple of leaves with tape repairs; map of Moscow with mild foxing; a sound, but …

  • # 16103

    RIDER, Fremont (editor); COOPER, Frederic Cooper (compiler)

    Rider’s Washington : a guide book for travelers

    London : George Allen & Unwin, Ltd. ; New York : The Macmillan Co., 1924. Thick octavo, original blind-blocked limp green cloth lettered in gilt; pp xli, 548, 16 publisher’s announcements; with 3 maps and 22 plans (some folding); original owner’s occasional pencilled marginalia, else a fine copy.

  • # 16100

    WILSON, Charles, Major-General Sir

    Handbook for travellers in Asia Minor, Transcaucasia, Persia, etc.

    London : John Murray, 1895. Octavo, original limp red cloth lettered in gilt; front pocket with engraved pastedown of the London ‘Junior Carlton Club Library’ dated 1895; pp xii, 416, 64 advertisements; numerous folding maps and plans, including in the front and rear pockets; original owner’s pencilled marginalia, else a fine copy.

  • # 16099

    Guide to Egypt and the Sudan including a description of the route through Uganda to Mombasa

    London : Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1908. Fifth edition. Octavo, original limp red cloth lettered in gilt, pp xvi, [2 addenda], 177, 14 advertisements; numerous maps, plans and tables (some folding), and a folding plate of the royal cartouches of the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt; original owner’s pencilled marginalia, else a fine copy.

  • # 15881

    FAIRFAX, William

    Handbook to Australasia;

    being a brief historical and descriptive account of Victoria,Tasmania, South Australia, New South Wales, Western Australia and New Zealand. With a map of the Australasian colonies. Melbourne : William Fairfax and Co., 1859. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth by Detmold, binder’s ticket to front pastedown, spine with loss, advertisements to endpapers and bookplate for Rev. William McClure, …

  • # 16181

    D'AMITE, Gage; ROSE, Thomas

    The northern tourist; containing seventy-three views of lake and mountain scenery, etc. in Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham, & Northumberland.

    London : H. Fisher, R. Fisher, & P. Jackson, 1834. Quarto, gilt-lettered silk over boards (rebacked, preserving most of the spine), first blank with original owner’s inscription ‘Car. Nivell 1834’ and later presentation inscription ‘Ann Lucy Langdale [born 1796 at Frant, Sussex; died 1871 at East Hoathly, Sussex], from the Honble. G.H. Nevill [of Godstone, …

  • # 16096

    COOKE, William

    A new picture of the Isle of Wight,

    illustrated with thirty-six plates, of the most beautiful and interesting views throughout the island, in imitation of the original sketches; drawn and engraved by William Cooke. To which is prefixed, an introductory account of the island, and a voyage round its coast. London : printed by W. Wilson for Vernor, Hood … 1808. Quarto, gilt-ruled …

  • # 16156


    Tombleson’s views of the Rhine

    Edited by W. G. Fearnside. London : Tombleson & Co. [1832]. Octavo, half-calf over marbled papered boards (rebacked with new spine to match), gilt-lettered morocco title label to upper board, endpapers replaced, engraved title page, large folding panoramic plan of the Rhine; pp. 181; [3]; engraved plates with tissue guards (some foxing); folding map of the …

  • # 16166

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    Menzies Hotel, corner of Bourke and William Street, Melbourne, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 102 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘W.J. Norman, Wholesale and Retail Looking Glass and Picture Frame Manufacturer, 94 & 170 Elizabeth Street Melbourne’ and contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Menzies Hotel’; no photographer’s imprint; a strong albumen print with excellent tonal range, the mount also in fine condition. …

  • # 15895


    Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen. Handbuch der Reichspostdampfer-Linien nach Ostasien und Australien. No. 1, 1910.

    Bremen : Norddeutscher Lloyd, 1910. Octavo, publisher’s pictorial wrappers with original owner’s signature to front (lightly foxed, short paper split at head of spine); pp 113, with folding tables and folding colour map at rear; a good copy. Scarce commercial shipping publication containing N.D.L.’s timetables, rates, baggage and freight allowances etc. for all lines, including …

  • # 15865


    Make the Sailors’ Rest your home in Fremantle

    Cover: For social and spiritual fellowship … With the compliments of the British Sailors’ Society. Fremantle, W.A. : British Sailors’ Society, [c.1935]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, [16] pp, b/w photographic illustrations; a very good copy. A guide to Fremantle and Perth for servicemen and merchant seamen staying at the Sailors’ Rest in Marine Terrace. …

  • # 15993


    Souvenir of Melbourne : containing the latest views of the principal streets, buildings, etc., together with Street, Railway and Tramway Maps.

    Cover title: Melbourne illustrated : presnt-day views. Melbourne : Osboldstone & Co., [circa 1910]. Oblong quarto, publisher’s decorative wrappers, rear wrapper with Railway and Tramway Map of Melbourne and Suburbs), stapled, [32] pp, all photographic illustrations; inside front wrapper with descriptive text; inside rear wrapper with street map of Melbourne CBD; an exceptionally fine copy. A …

  • # 16086

    Sydney from Milson’s Point

    Sydney & Melbourne : Sands & Kenny, [circa 1855]. Sheet of writing paper, 250 x 400 mm, folding into four pages (repair to fold), with steel engraved illustration (a faint impression), paper with mild toning, faint wet stamp of R. Clarke, publisher verso, else good. This engraving was made after F.C. Terry, who was commissioned …

  • # 15258

    An official guide to Japan

    With preparatory explanations on Japanese customs, language, history, religion, literature, fine art, architecture, music, drama, etc. etc. A handbook fro travellers, with 38 specially drawn maps, 10 illustrations and 14 plans. Tokyo : The Japanese Government Railways, 1933. Duodecimo, gilt-lettered red cloth, marbled edges, pictorial endpapers, pp. ccx; 506, numerous folding maps and plans, ribbon …

  • # 13864

    WALTER, Adelaide

    Unpublished eyewitness account of the Yokohama Earthquake

    [1923] : [s.l.]. Octavo, paper wrappers with manuscript title, some chipping on spine; typescript with manuscript corrections, pp 63; 14. An unpublished eyewitness account of the Yokohama Earthquake of 1923, a 7.9 magnitude quake that destroyed half of the brick buildings in the region and killed approximately 140,000. The Australian author was aboard the ‘Empress of Australia’, …

  • # 15657

    [Java] : Cool, comfortable, charming.

    [Jakarta?] : State Railway of Java and Netherland India Tourist Office, c. 1930. Tourist brochure, folding poster, photographic illustrations, a few marks.

  • # 15620

    The ruins of Angkor, Cambodia (French Indochina)

    Saigon : Office Central du Tourisme Indochinois, 1937. Folding tourist map of Angkor, printed in colour, with a guide for the visitor. Scarce.

  • # 15328

    FITCH & CO. LTD.

    [INDIA] Mussoorie : sixteen coloured views

    Mussoorie and Dehra Doon : Fitch & Co., Ltd., [c.1930]. Small oblong quarto, publisher’s printed thick paper wrappers, original wool ties, inside front wrapper with inscription dated at Mussoorie, September 30 1930, [16] leaves, each recto with a tipped-in hand coloured silver gelatin photograph in format 85 x 135 mm, versos blank; clean and fresh throughout, a fine …

  • # 15426

    Honolulu and Hawaii. Oceanic Steamship Company

    San Francisco : Oceanic Steamship Company, [c.1900]. Folding leaflet, narrow octavo, 170 x 90 mm, illustrated wrappers (upper wrapper with wet stamp of travel agent Hugh B. Rice, Los Angeles; tiny loss at top corner), [14] pp, photographic illustrations, colour map; a couple of internal tape repairs (no loss of text), else a good copy. …

  • # 15653

    See you in Singapore

    Singapore : Director of Tourism, c. 1970. Tourist brochure, folded poster, illustrated.

  • # 15515



    Rotterdam : Royal Rotterdam Lloyd, [c.1930]. Octavo pamphlet, original illustrated wrappers, lower wrapper with colour map of Weh Island and inset plan of Sabang, [2] pp; text in French; a very good copy. Scarce tourist brochure published by the Royal Rotterdam Lloyd shipping line (KRL). Sabang is a port located on Weh Island north of Banda Aceh …

  • # 15651

    Map of Singapore

    With compliments of Thomas Cook & Chanrai’s, Singapore’s only exclusive air conditioned men’s shop. Singapore : Thomas Cook, c. 1950. Folding map, printed in colour, 450 x 295, guide to Singapore and advertisements verso. Fine condition.

  • # 15514



    Rotterdam : Royal Rotterdam Lloyd, [c.1930]. Octavo pamphlet, original illustrated wrappers, lower wrapper with colour street plan of Batavia [Jakarta], [6] pp; text in English; a very good copy. Scarce tourist brochure published by the Royal Rotterdam Lloyd shipping line (KRL).

  • # 15745


    Orient Line of Royal Mail Steam-ships to Australia. First class ticket, London to Sydney, 1895.

    [London : Orient Line, 1895]. Quarto sheet, 270 x 205 mm, printed on both sides in sepia and blue, manuscript entries recording payment of £128 by the Hon. F.S. O’Grady [Frederick Standish O’Grady, 6th Viscount Guillamore, 1847-1927] and Hon. Mrs. O’Grady, for First Saloon passage on RMS Cuzco, departing London 6 September 1895, for Albany, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, being a …

  • # 15734

    Photographer unknown.

    The Hanging Rock, Woodend, Victoria

    [Melbourne : Maker unknown, circa 1900]. Photographic glass magic lantern slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, original paper label with typed caption and sequence number, 23. The Hanging Rock, Woodend, Victoria; in fine condition. A beautiful photographic view of one of the most romanticised natural attractions in Victoria.

  • # 15735

    B. STEIN & CO.

    Album of Western Australia

    Perth : B. Stein & Co., Barrack Street, [c.1880]. Square octavo, original cloth backed blue pebbled cloth boards with gilt lettering and ornament (some wear to the edges and corners), containing a concertina foldout with [12] panels of leporello views of Western Australia, each 180 x 140 mm, including panoramic views of Perth, Fremantle and Albany; …

  • # 15655

    Three Hong Kong tourist brochures in the form of Chinese screens

    Hong Kong : Hong Kong Tourist Association, circa 1970. Three tourist brochures, each folding with four panels, one side of which is a Chinese screen, with information about the warm temperatures and local sights. ‘Hong Kong is a happy choice … any time of year!’; ‘Fascinatingly oriental, glamorously international’.

  • # 15663

    Outline of a study course on Australia

    New York : Australian News and Information Bureau, c. 1945. Narrow octavo, self-wrappers, pp. [16]. A guide to Australia for the American reader. The population is listed at 7,200,000.

  • # 15361

    A letterpress description of the views of Sydney in 1810.

    Sydney: William Dymock, Book Arcade, 1884. Quarto, self-wrappers, pp. 6, lithographed map ‘A new plan of the settlements in New South Wales, taken by order of Government. July 20th 1810’ (unfolded and thus discoloured the right portion). Letterpress description of the Dymock facsimile of the rare 1810 John Eyre views of Sydney, originally issued with the …

  • # 15306

    Hong Kong. A holiday magazine

    Hong Kong : Orient Publishing Company, 1955. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 74, 2 large folding maps, illustrations, advertisements.

  • # 15654

    The gourmet in Singapore City

    Singapore : Department of Tourism, c. 1970. Tourist brochure, folded, 6 panels, illustrated. A guide to restaurants.

  • # 15513



    Rotterdam : Royal Rotterdam Lloyd, [c.1930]. Octavo pamphlet, original illustrated wrappers, lower wrapper with colour map of Belawan and plan of Medan, [6] pp; text in English; a very good copy. Scarce tourist brochure published by the Royal Rotterdam Lloyd shipping line (KRL). Belawan is a seaport on the northeast coast of Sumatra.

  • # 15593

    Maker unknown.

    Fiji before Civilization … Dawn of Civilization … Advance of Civilization … Glorious Result of Civilization

    [Crystal Palace, London : Machinery Department, c.1879]. Cotton handkerchief, 570 x 580 mm, lithograph printed in brown and red; old fold lines and some insignificant toning and spotting; a very well preserved example. These satirical cotton handkerchiefs lampooning the effects of the introduction of Western civilisation into a “primitive” society in the South Seas were printed in colour in the machinery …

  • # 15218


    Malayan memories

    With illustrations by Dorothea A. H. Aldworth. Singapore : Kelly and Walsh, 1916. Quarto, papered boards with pictorial onlay (a little worn at edges, paper collection label to spine), pp. 81, illustrated with colour plates. A fine copy, rarely found thus.