• # 28455

    HINGSTON, James

    Guide for excursionists from Melbourne.

    dedicated to all in search of Health, Recreation, and Pleasure. Melbourne : H. Thomas, 1868. First edition. Duodecimo, original flush-cut limp green cloth with gilt stamped design to upper board spelling the word ‘OUTS’, pp 256, [8 blank], [55 advertisements], a very good copy. Ownership inscription of Henry James Long, pharmacist, dated 30th October 1868, …

  • # 26679

    Robinson’s aeroplane map of Sydney

    Showing principal streets, parks, public buildings, tramways, &c. A graphic representation of the Queen City of the South for the use of tourists and visitors. Printed in colours and published for sale at the Government Tourist Bureau, CHallis House, and by all Stationers. Sydney : H. E. C. Robinson, circa 1909. Map printed in colour, …

  • # 28552

    SYKES, F.

    Lake Wanaka, N. Z.

    [Title from artist’s caption beneath image]. [Probably 1900-1920]. Graphite on gilt-edged white card in cabinet format, 114 x 176 mm, lower margin signed by the artist ‘F. Sykes’; in excellent condition. An attractive original drawing by an early twentieth-century amateur artist of Lake Wānaka in the Otago district of New Zealand’s South Island.

  • # 26248

    Broadbent's Official Road Guides Company.

    Broadbent’s Victoria and Southern N.S.W. – Western half. 61st year of issue.

    Melbourne : Broadbent’s Official Road Guides, circa 1955. Map, printed in colour, 760 x 980 mm, folded. Covers western Victoria and southern New South Wales, with advertisements of car service centres.

  • # 28581

    MOIR, J. K. (John Kinmont) (1893-1958)

    Australia’s first electric tram. (First edition)

    Melbourne : [The Author], 1940. Small octavo (185 x 125 mm), original printed blue wrappers (light central vertical fold line), staple bound, 28 pp, illustrated with b/w plates; very clean, a good copy. The story of the Box Hill – Doncaster tram line, which opened on 15 October 1889. Written by J. K. Moir, founding …

  • # 28591


    Califonia : where life is better.

    San Francisco : Californians Inc., 1923. Octavo (240 x 160 mm), original pictorial wrappers printed in sepia (some very pale foxing), staple bound; pp 47, [1], profusely illustrated with half-tone photographic plates, line drawings and maps; preliminary leaves with light spotting, else clean throughout, a good copy. Post-World War One booklet promoting emigration to Califonia. …

  • # 27602


    Underground Railway Map. London Transport. Number 1, 1937

    London: London Transport, 1937. Folding colour London Underground map, 450 x 600 mm, folded, insert map of theatre district, a very good copy.

  • # 27599


    Honolulu and the island of Oahu. Map and guide

    Issued by the Honolulu Rapid Transit Co. with the cooperation of the Hawaii Tourist Bureau, circa 1935. Folding map of Honolulu (500 x 820 mm), folded to narrow octavo, photographic illustrations of Waikiki and other tourist attractions, a very good copy.

  • # 28575

    JESSEP, A. W.

    A descriptive guide to the Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

    With plans, views etc. Melbourne : W. M. Houston, Government Printer, 1953. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 52, illustrations, folding plan.

  • # 26783


    Wonder map of Melbourne

    Melbourne : Wonder Maps of Australia, 1934. Printed map, 720 x 950 mm, folded as issued to 140 x 265 mm, pictorial wrappers (edges worn), light foxing. The central panel reads : ‘Centenary Year. Has a population exceeding 1,000,000 and covers an area approximately 10 miles square. The city itself is noted for its ordered …

  • # 27821


    [GENDER; THEATRE] Takarazuka : pleasure centre of Japan

    Takarazuka : Takarazuka Girls’ Opera Corporation, [circa 1935]. Quarto (260 x 190 mm), original pictorial wrappers (mild wear at corners), pp 20 (including inner wrappers), photographic illustrations, advertisements; with pictorial essays on the famous Takarazuka Girls’ Opera and New Hot Spring House resort, and features on the Takarazuka Symphony Society, the Takarazuka Theatre, the Zoological …

  • # 27968

    KERRY, Charles (1857-1928)

    Interior of the Helena Cave; entrance to the Arch Cave; entrance to the Imperial Cave. Jenolan Caves complex, New South Wales, early 1890s.

    Three albumen print photographs, 150 x 200 mm, unmounted; all blind stamped bottom left ‘Kerry & Co. Photo 308 George Street Sydney’, and all with  captions, studio name and Kerry’s sequence numbers 717, 735 and 782 in manuscript in the negative; one of the versos has a fully contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Jenolan Caves, Western Line’; some …

  • # 27972


    [SYDNEY HARBOUR] Snail’s Bay Regatta, 1885.

    Albumen print photograph, 140 x 190 mm, unmounted; in manuscript in negative ‘Kerry & Jones Photo / Snail’s Bay Regatta 1885. 273’; verso with fully contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Snail Bay Regatta, Balmain’; in fine condition, with excellent contrast and tonal range. Scarce. No example located on Trove.

  • # 27866

    KIRSTEN, Sven A.

    The book of Tiki. The cult of Polynesian pop in fifties America

    Cologne : Taschen, 2000. First edition. Quarto, illustrated padded boards, pp. 288, extensively illustrated, neat presentation inscription to verso of front free endpaper, else a fine copy. Scarce. The book which brought back to mainstream consciousness in the United States the exotic yet familiar kitsch of Tiki craft and culture. ‘After World War II, US …

  • # 28217

    BERRY, Vanessa

    [PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY] Mirror Sydney

    Artarmon, NSW : Giramondo, 2017. Large octavo (245 x 170 mm), pictorial card covers with French flaps, 304 pp, line illustrations; an as new copy. The fascinating essays in this collection are meditations on many of Sydney’s lost or disappearing buildings and sites. ‘In her delicately wrought essays and hand-drawn maps, Vanessa Berry describes her …

  • # 28418

    MACKY, Edna Graham (ed.); Auckland Gateway Reception and Information Bureau.

    Auckland, the gateway to New Zealand : official guide, February 1938.

    Auckland : printed by Whitcombe & Tombs Limited [for the Auckland Gateway Reception and Information Bureau], 1938. ‘Published with the financial support of the Auckland City Council, Auckland Harbour Board, Auckland Transport Board, N.Z. Govt. Railways, N.Z. Govt. Tourist Dept. and various Firms and Advertisers’. Oblong octavo, pictorial gatefold wrappers, 28 pp, illustrated. An excellent …