PIDCOCK'S GRAND MENAGERIE.
Æ halfpenny, diameter 29 mm, weight 11 grams. Obverse: a kangaroo left, facing back, a joey in pouch, THIS KANGAROO’S BIRTH. SEP. 10. 1800. Reverse: a lion standing right, facing back, with dog on back, LION AND DOG 1801; plain edge. An extremely fine, near mint example with lustrous brown patina. The Grand Menagerie of …
TAYLOR, J.T.E.; MOREHEAD, R.A.A.
Letter from a mining surveyor reporting on the Bon Accord copper mine at Burra, South Australia. June, 1848.
Manuscript in ink on laid paper, bifolium, [1 1/2] pp, foolscap folio (320 x 200 mm), headed “Bon Accord” Mine, 1st June 1848; signed at foot J.T.E. Taylor; outer side with address panel addressed to R.A.A. Morehead Esq., Scottish Australian Investment Co., O’Connell Street, Sydney; endorsed by the sender loose letter and per Juno, with …
London : Thomas Hall, 1795. Æ halfpenny, diameter 30 mm, weight 12 grams. Obverse: Three quadrupeds. THE KANGUROO . THE ARMADILLO . THE RHINOCEROS. Reverse: T. HALL CITY ROAD NEAR FINSBURY SQUARE LONDON 1795 / THE FIRST ARTIST IN EUROPE FOR PRESERVING BIRDS BEASTS &c. Dark brown patina with reddish highlights and excellent detail; a …
HALL, Anthony; [TEAKLE, Ephraim, 1817-1894]
Ephraim Teakle, Port Adelaide merchant and speculator : two letters addressed to him in England from Anthony Hall in Adelaide, concerning his properties and mining investments in South Australia, 1865-1868.
I. Entire letter, manuscript in ink,  quarto page, headed ‘Port Adelaide, 25th March 1865’, signed at the foot ‘Yours faithfully, Anthony Hall’; outer side with address panel addressed to ‘Ephraim Teakle Esq. Adelaide Villa, Shortwood, nr. Nailsworth, Gloucestershire’, tied with South Australia 1d and 9d postage stamps and postmarked ‘Port Adelaide S.A., MR 25 …
FARMER & COMPANY
The Blaxland galleries eighth and ninth floors, new building : Farmer & Company Limited, officially opened 16th September, 1929, by his Excellency the State Governor, Admiral Sir Dudley de Chair, K.C.B., M.V.O. Sydney, N.S.W.
Sydney : Farmer & Co. Limited, . Octavo (230 x 150 mm), original textured green paper wrappers with vignette illustration of the Farmer’s Building, staple bound, 24 pp, monochrome illustrations throughout; some mild silverfishing to endpapers and light foxing to colophon, but a very good copy. Rare souvenir booklet commemorating the opening of one of …
[BROWE, Justin McCarty, 1830-1889]
[TASMANIA] A small archive of legal documents relating to Justin McCarty Browne : bibliophile, collector and shipping agent.
Justin McCarty Browne’s significance as a collector of books and Tasmaniana, and his generous public legacy, place him in the illustrious company of William Walker, the Allports, Sir William Crowther and Clifford Craig. The Rev. William Henry Browne, Justin McCarty Browne’s father, arrived in Tasmania from Ireland in 1828. This small group of documents is …
Victorian Storekeepers and Traders' Association
Melbourne : Storekeepers and Traders’ Association, 1907. Large quarto (310 x 240 mm), original wrappers printed in blue (rodent damage at bottom corners and fore-edge margins), 40 pp, illustrated advertisements; contents clean.
SANDS & McDOUGALL
Giving departure of mails, sunrise & sunset, phases of moon, railway time tables &c. [Drop title]. Melbourne : Sands & McDougall, 1883. Duodecimo (106 x 68 mm), illustrated wrappers (staple rusted), unpaginated; original owner’s brief entries in ink or pencil, usually recording names of people involved in social card games or tennis matches (including Dempster, …
Belgium : Liebig, circa 1910. French language edition. Complete set of 6 chromolithographed trade cards, each 73 x 113 mm, depicting the indigenous cultures of the island of New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago, and the Solomon Islands; versos with printed information; a colourful set of images in pristine condition..
AUSTRALIAN PAPER MANUFACTURERS.
[Melbourne] : Australian Paper Manufacturers, 1945. Quarto, publisher’s illustrated wrappers (lightly marked), 27 pp, illustrated; a clean copy. A special issue of this trade journal devoted to the Botany paper mills in Sydney. The State Library of New South Wales holds the only copy of this issue in Australian collections; no complete set of Paper …
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) …
NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902)
Circa 1870. [Title from contemporary inscription in ink on mount]. Albumen print photograph, 250 x 350 mm, laid down on its original 19th century album page; the print has a few tiny scattered marks in the sky area, but is otherwise in fine condition with excellent tonal range and detail. A superb large format photograph …
Silver gelatin print photograph, 120 x 180 mm, unmounted; verso with pencilled inscription ‘Inside W. Davies music shop Rundle St. 1920s; in fine condition with crisp detail. A fascinating glimpse into the cluttered retail showroom of W. Davies, who evidently also ran his School of Music in the same building. There is a vast array of …
Deed of conveyance between Selig Alexander and Henry Bateman, relating to a land allotment in Sandridge (Port Melbourne), November 1857.
Manuscript on parchment, folio (470 x 320 mm),  pages, written in a fine clerical hand, dated 9 November 1857 and recording the conveyance of part of Allotment 3, Section 9 in the Parish of South Melbourne at Sandridge (on Stoke Street in what is now Port Melbourne), from Selig Alexander, merchant, of the City …
The “Geisha” and the “Cherry Blossom” fishing book : all about gut fishing lines and fishing. (Presentation copy)
with a few caustic comments on fishermen themselves. Issued free by the Proprietors of the famous “Geisha” and “Cherry-Blossom” gut lines. [Sydney : Standard Publishing House, 1937]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (darkened, some creasing and marks), inside front wrapper with illustrated advertisement, a presentation copy inscribed by the author on the first page ‘To Alex Smith, …
DUNDAS SHIRE COUNCIL
Hamilton Spectator for the Dundas Shire Council, Victoria, 1963. Octavo, lettered cloth (flecked), pp. 120, illustrated. History of the Western District of Victoria.