• # 33138

    Melbourne : a beautiful city

    Melbourne : Nucolorvue Productions, n.d. [c. 1962]. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [24], illustrated in colour.

  • # 32707


    [LEPORELLO] Views of Toowoomba, Queensland

    [Drop title]. [Printed in Germany, probably 1880-85]. Leporello album. Octavo (1188 x 140 mm), original cloth-backed blue pebbled cloth over boards (rubbed, edges somewhat worn), upper board lettered and decorated in gilt, containing a 10-panel accordion foldout with 20 lithographed views (after photographs) of Toowoomba and environs: general view of the town, Ruthven Street (x2), …

  • # 32544

    [NEW GUINEA] Port Moresby : a guide to the capital.

    [Port Moresby, PNG] : Post Printing Service, 1980. First edition. Small quarto (240 x 185 mm), pictorial wrappers, 92 pp, with maps, advertisements; a very good copy. From The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to page 1. Trove locates only three copies (NLA; SLNSW; DFAT Library)

  • # 32294

    MILLER, Royal R.

    The Upper Murray : a centenary survey (presentation copy)

    With special reference to the Corryong District. Melbourne : Spectator Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd., 1934. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (slightly sun faded to spine), presentation inscription to endpaper ‘The Centenary Committee – with the compliments of the author’, pp. 124, photographic plates, a very good copy. Scarce.

  • # 32689

    Lord Mayor’s Show, London, 1926

    Souvenir in commemoration. Route and guide of the Lord Mayor’s Show. Tuesday 9th November 1926. London : S. Burgess, [1926]. Tissue with printed design (370 x 370 mm) (intact with some very minor edge loss and perforations, horizontal fold). Colourful border of flags and floral design, with a central graphic showing the Lord Mayor’s coach, …

  • # 31630

    BIRTLES, Francis (1881-1941)

    Three photographic views of the Blue Mountains, New South Wales. Taken in April 1912, during the first crossing of Australia by motor car.

    Three gelatin silver prints, in identical format 80 x 138 mm; versos with captions in ink in Birtles’ own hand, along with either the wet stamp or printed label of London publishing agent Mondiale Literary Services, Ltd.; all are unmounted and in fine condition. Although these photographs are of three well-photographed scenic spots in the Blue …

  • # 31844

    Guide to “Peking” 1931 published by “The Leader”

    Peking : The Leader, 1931. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (a couple of creases), pp. [ii]; folding plan of the city; xii; 90; reproductions of photographs, numerous advertisements, a very good copy.

  • # 32122


    Peking North China South Manchuria and Korea. With maps, plans and illustrations.

    Cover title: Cook’s Guide to Peking, North China, South Manchuria, Korea. Shanghai : Thomas Cook & Son, 1924. Fifth edition. Octavo, publisher’s printed green cloth, 143 pp + advertisements, includes index, 3 folding maps: Railway and steamship connections in North China, Chosen and Japan; map of Keijyo (Seoul); map of Peking. A very good, clean …

  • # 32094

    [PRESTON, Margaret, et al.]

    The Home Annual 1933

    Sydney : Sydney Morngin Herlamd, October 2nd, 1933. Quarto, illustrated wrappers by Elioth Gruner on gold background (staples rusted, light marks), pp. 88, illustrated with fine reproductions of Australian art and photographs from the art deco period, and many stylish advertisements. Includes several reproductions of works by Margaret Preston, Arthur Streeton, Hans Heysen, Charles Wheeler, …

  • # 32144

    John Fairfax & Sons

    Sydney from the air. Second series.

    Sydney : John Fairfax & Sons, [1937]. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 24, photographically illustrated. Fascinating view book of interwar Sydney from the air.

  • # 32112

    Advance Australia : album of Melbourne views

    Melbourne : nd, c 1890. Octavo, gilt decorated boards (faded, slightly bowed), concertina foldout with fifteen panels. Leporello views of Melbourne, including a triple panel panorama of the city and a double panel view of Flemington Racecourse, public buildings and churches. A good copy.

  • # 31908

    A portfolio of photographs of the city of Brisbane and suburbs

    Numerous illustrations of the public buildings, principal thoroughfares, and notable places of interest. Panoramic views from various positions, also an interesting collection of pictures showing the city as it appeared in 1860. Brisbane : Gordon and Gotch, circa 1902. Oblong quarto, gilt-lettered cards with photographic inlay, folding panoramic frontispiece, pp. 64, photographic illustrations. [Cover title …

  • # 32030

    DUNN, E. J. (Edward John), 1844-1937; MAHONY, D. J.

    Mt. Buffalo National Park Victoria Australia : a geological survey

    Also titled: Buffalo Mountains : a geological survey / Buffalo granite : a petrological determination. Melbourne : [Victorian Railways], 1939. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (dog-eared at upper right, otherwise good), stapled, 28 pp, illustrated, colour map. A single copy of this first edition recorded in Australian collections (State Library of Victoria).

  • # 32039

    Bulawayo and District Publicity Association

    [RHODESIA] Bulawayo 1938

    Cover title: Bulawayo up-to-date. Bulawayo, Rhodesia : The Bulawayo and District Publicity Association, 1938. Quarto (255 x 220 mm), pictorial wrappers, staple bound; 40 pp, sepia-tone photographic illustrations by Payne Bros. Ltd. and Chronicle Process Works; a very good copy. ‘Bulawayo : the centre of education, commerce, industry, agriculture and mining in Rhodesia’ (inside front cover). …

  • # 22673

    [GILL, S.T.]

    Twenty-eight engraved vignettes of Melbourne from The Melbourne Rose.

    [London : Joseph, Myers & Co., 1862] (printed in Hamburg by C. Adler’s Printing Establishment). Twenty-eight steel engraved vignettes cut from the original ephemeron, which was an illustrated diecut folding card in the shape of a rose, pasted on to an old album sheet. A significant and very rare Melbourne publication of the gold rush …

  • # 31499

    MORESBY, Isabelle

    Rosebud : flower of the Peninsula

    Melbourne : [I. Moresby], 1954. Octabo, illustrated wrappers (lightly marked), map on lower cover, pp. 36, illustrated, errata slip pasted on. ‘A historical record of the settlement of Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula. Gives details of the original “industries” and traders, Arthur’s Seat, McCrae Homestead, Eastern Shore Light erected 1874, and bay steamers’ – Trove.