MORT, Eirene (1879-1977); CROOK, Ethel Frances (1885-1973)
First Australian Exhibition of Women’s Work, 1907. Diploma, Second Class. Awarded to Bendigo artist Ethel Crook, and accompanied by an archive of her designs.
Chromolithograph printed in shades of blue and brown, 370 x 460 mm, printed text with manuscript entries ‘FIRST / AUSTRALIAN EXHIBITION / OF / WOMEN’S WORK / 1907 / SECOND CLASS DIPLOMA / Awarded to Ethel Crooke / Original Design’, within an Art Nouveau-inspired illustrated border; upper right and lower left corners worn, else a …
FOX FILM CORPORATION.
[CINEMA] Fox Rising Stars of 1928 / Youth, Beauty and Personality from Fox, the One Great Independent.
[Hollywood, CA : Fox Film Corporation, 1927?]. Large folding sheet, 450 x 800 mm, colour printed on both sides and folding to 230 x 100 mm, illustrated with a total of 29 portraits of Fox movie stars, accompanied by brief biographical sketches and descriptions of each star’s major attributes and achievements; a few minor tears …
"SIN TAUKA" (pseud.); JARRETT, F.C. (editor)
[PIRACY] Jottings from the log of a New South Welshman, or, Six years in the opium trade : being a captain’s yarn of several voyages in the above trade and the consequent encounters with pirates.
Sydney : Gibbs, Shallard, & Co., printers, 1867. Octavo, original printed green wrappers (heavily chipped and stained, lower wrapper detached), frontispiece engraving ‘Engagement with pirates off Hoetow Bay [Taiwan] April 1862’, pp 26; occasional foxing, else contents clean. Important first-hand narrative by an Australian trader who commanded a number of vessels used in the China …
JOHN COOPER & SONS (MELBOURNE).
Melbourne : John Cooper & Sons, [between 1910 and 1920]. Cardboard box with textured paper covering, 40 x 40 x 20 mm, underside with printed label of ‘John Cooper & Sons, “Reliable Ironmongers”, 299 Elizabeth St. Melb.’; contains a small metallic object with a length of fine wire attached, accompanied by a folding printed and …
MORRISON, John Robert (1814-1843)
Canton : Printed at the Albion Press, and sold at the Canton Register Office, No. 4 Danish Hong, 1834. First edition. Octavo, recent gilt-ruled half morocco over marbled papered boards, spine lettered in gilt; marbled edges, pp xii, 116, the last five leaves with folding tables, large folding ‘Table of Logarithms to Accompany Stansbury’s Tonnage …
GOLDSMITH, Alfred Joseph
[Excerpt from the Minutes of proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, London, vol. 153, session 1902-1903, pt. 3]. London : Institution of Civil Engineers, 1903. Octavo, original printed grey wrappers, (spine sunned, some light marks), 15 pp, foldout engineering plans; a good copy. The first Kennedy Bridge was completed in 1878. It was a …
ONWHYN, Thomas (1814-1886)
[GREAT EXHIBITION] Mr. Goggleye’s Visit to the Exhibition of National Industry to be Held in London on the 1st of April 1851.
London, Timy. Takemin, Hyde Park, . Folding engraved panorama (113 x 210 mm, folding to 113 x 96 mm); a defective example, lacking the original boards and consequently with only 22 (of 23) engraved scenes; occasional browning and foxing, first panel chipped at left edge. Thomas Onwhyn (1814-1886) was an English satirical artist, illustrator, engraver, …
PATON, Robert, Jnr.
Sydney : W.A. Pepperday, 1929. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (lightly marked), pp 72; a very good copy. Scarce Australian manual on sheep management and wool production. Copies are recorded in only two Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales)
COOMBS' MERCANTILE AGENCY.
Melbourne : Coombs’ Mercantile Agency, 1906. Large quarto (320 x 250 mm) bifolium, 4 pp; with many advertisements for Melbourne firms and business-related public notices; three punch holes near left margin (negligible loss of text), else very good.
Lithographed letterhead, 165 x 208 mm, with manuscript dated 11 February 1869, being a receipt issued by the Company for its payment of the balance of an account for the delivery of a cargo of coal by Captain McLachlan of the ship “Policeman”; 1d duty stamp affixed; light toning and fold lines, a very good …
NODDER, W. G. and TWYMAN, C. D.
London : Stamp Collectors’ Fortnightly, 1955. Stamp Collectors’ Fortnightly Handbook No. 3 (New Series). Octavo, original wrappers, pp 105, illustrated; a good copy.
JARVES, James Jackson (editor)
The Polynesian, 1844-45 : 21 issues of the weekly Honolulu newspaper, official organ of the Hawaiian Government.
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands : J. J. Jarves, 1844-45. Twenty-one individual issues, folio newspaper (460 x 300 mm), bifolium format; disbound; text in English and Hawaiian; most issues with some water staining (not affecting legibility of the print), otherwise well preserved; accompanied by the near-contemporary marbled papered board covers (now detached, chipped and heavily worn) …
Book-keeping methodiz’d : or, a methodical treatise of merchant-accompts, according to the Italian form.
Wherein, the theory of the art is fully explained, and reduced to practice, by variety of suitable examples in all the branches of trade. To which is added, a large appendix, containing, I. Descriptions and Specimens of the Subsidiary Books used by Merchants. II. Monies and Exchanges, the Nature of Bills of Exchange. III. Precedents …
THOMAS, Robert (proprietor)
South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register. Volume 1, Number 19. Saturday, April 28, 1838. Price 6d.
Adelaide : Robert Thomas & Co., 1838. Folio newspaper, 450 x 280 mm, bifolium, 4 pages printed in four columns; original folds, some mild scattered foxing, but a very well preserved example of a fragile early issue of the first newspaper printed in South Australia. The South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register was first published …
[GOLD MINING] Photograph album compiled by a globetrotting mining engineer between 1900 and 1910, with his unique panoramic views of the King of the Hills mine in Western Australia, and topographical views in West Africa, Colombia, and the Caucasus, many of them documenting gold mining enterprises.
Late nineteenth century photograph album, oblong folio (280 x 370 mm), half calf over black crushed morocco ruled in gilt (heavily worn, front board detached), all edges gilt, containing a total of 150+ silver gelatin photographs (and one albumen print) mounted on thick leaves; over 50 of the photographs were taken with a special panoramic …
[INDIA] Small group of printed ephemera relating to curio and arts and crafts traders in Jaipur, Rajasthan, 1890s.
I. NUR BAKSH, KHUDA BAKSH KA, Dealer in Arms, old and new ; Koftgari in gold and silver ; Enamel ; Silver and Brass, old and new ; Pottery ; and miscellaneous other things, CLOSE TO THE SCHOOL OF ART, JEYPORE. Business card, 102 x 64 mm, letterpress on thick paper; fine. II. NOTICE. SCHOOL OF …