New Acquisitions

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

Welcome to our New Acquisitions list for January 2018.

Highlights include a rare eighteenth century terrestrial globe by William Bardin, showing the tracks of Cook’s three voyages; a first edition Colonial Church Atlas (1842); an American broadside for the sideshow “freaks”, The Wild Australian Children (1867); a first edition Happy Valley (1939), Patrick White’s first novel; artist’s books by Petr Herel, a pioneer of this art form in Australia; manuscript letters written by a pearler in Broome (1905); a wide selection of nineteenth century Australian photographs and ephemera, and much more …

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  • # 17302

    HAWKINS, Ernest (1802 - 1868)

    The Colonial Church Atlas : arranged in dioceses : with geographical and statistical tables.

    London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1842. First edition. Large quarto, original gilt-lettered cloth boards (a few water stains and chips to the spine), pp [10] text including statistical tables, xviii plates of maps with hand coloured outlines, [4 – index], the prefatory Notice signed E. H. (i.e. Ernest Hawkins), secretary of the Society …

  • # 17332


    [BROADSIDE] Great Living Wonders! / Immense Attraction / The Wild Australian Children

    are Evidently of a Cannibal Race! / Judging From Their Natural Proclivities, Their Long Sharp Teeth, etc. / Perhaps the Only Specimen From That Country Now Living … These Wonders of All Wonders were captured about 7 years ago by a party of gold hunters in the mountainous regions of Australia … Can Be Seen In a …

  • # 17231


    [QUEENSLAND] Little people in other lands alphabet.

    London : A. Brown & Sons, Ltd., 5, Farringdon Avenue, E.C. and at Hull and York, [between 1890 and 1900]. Complete set of 26 large format alphabet cards, each 225 x 190 mm, chromolithograph printed on thin board, each with an upper and lower case version of a letter and an illustration of a young …

  • # 17306

    BARDIN, William (circa 1740 - 1798)

    A new, accurate and compleat terrestrial globe,

    accompanying the Geographical Magazine. Originally laid down by Mr. James Ferguson, F. R. S. Improv’d by G. Wright, and made by W. Bardin, Fleet Street, London. Published as the act directs by Harrison & Co., No. 18 Paternoster Row, Augt. 1st, 1783 (cartouche). Published by G. Wright & W. Bardin Jan’y 1st 1782 (inscription at South …

  • # 17249

    BARBAULD, Mrs [Anna Letitia] (1743-1825); MAYO, Mrs G. [Henrietta] (translator); TURNER, Charles (illustrator)

    Lobgesänge in Prosa / aus dem Englischen von Mrs. G. Mayo.

    Also titled: Mrs. Barbauld’s hymns in prose for children. Adelaide : Wm. Eggers & Eimer, 1873. Small quarto, original full blue roan with gilt vignette on each board, both boards with triple gilt rule (lacking backstrip, upper board detached), all edges gilt, green china clay endpapers, early inscription to verso of front endpaper ‘Mrs. Humphry with …

  • # 17288

    [DA COSTA, Louisa, 1806-1898]

    [SOUTH AUSTRALIA] Manuscript letter addressed to philanthropist Louisa da Costa concerning her investments in Adelaide, dated 1881.

    A letter from Louisa Da Costa’s Adelaide solicitor, Alfred Spence of 12 Currie Street, dated 8 December 1881, addressed to Miss Da Costa in London ‘Per RMS Rohilla via Brindisi’; bifolium, manuscript in ink written on two pages, the third page blank, the address panel on the outer side franked with two South Australia postage …

  • # 17270

    [PEARLING; WESTERN AUSTRALIA] A pair of letters written by an Englishman down on his luck in the pearling industry at Broome, 1905-06

    Records show that in 1903 John Challenor, an Englishman working in northwestern Australia, was a part-owner of the pearling lugger Gloria, out of Broome. The vessel’s principal owners were the Broome merchants Streeter & Male. Presumably Challenor was making a reasonable living from pearling around this time (and perhaps Challenor Drive, Broome, is named after …

  • # 17352

    WHITE, Patrick (1912 - 1990)

    Happy Valley : a novel

    London : George C. Harrap, 1939. First edition. Octavo, original blue-lettered tan cloth in full dust jacket (slightly soiled, a few creases and small areas of loss to the corners), bookseller’s label to front free endpaper, some slight offsetting to endpapers and adjoining leaves, light scattered foxing. Happy Valley, the first novel by arguably Australia’s …

  • # 17301

    VISSCHER, Nicolaas (1618 - 1679)

    Orbis Terrarum tabula recens emendata et in lucem edita per N. Visscher

    [Amsterdam : Elzevir, 1663, but after 1677]. Copperplate engraving, 310 x 470 mm, early hand colouring, central crease as issued, text verso including chapter heading ‘Korte beschrijvinge van Lantschappen des Werelts’. Nicolaas Visscher’s second world map, originally issued in a bible published by Elzevir in 1663. This is the second state, with the additional text …

  • # 17134

    RIDER, Andrew (& Co.)

    Photograph of an oil painting of Strath Creek Falls, near Broadford, Victoria, circa 1880.

    Albumen print photograph of an oil painting, cabinet card format, 165 x 107 mm, recto of mount imprinted ‘Rider & Co., Williamstown’; verso with contemporary inscription in ink ‘Strath Creek Falls, Paintted [sic] By C. Brown / Near Broadford’; in fine condition. The picturesque Strath Creek Falls, which are located between Broadford and Yea, northeast of …

  • # 17100

    HART, Moss H.

    [WINE; MELBOURNE; JUDAICA] Moss H. Hart, Sole agent for the Australian colonies

    [Melbourne : Moss H. Hart, circa 1860]. Wine bottle label, 35 x 75 mm, printed in silver and gold on red paper; a fine example. Moss H. Hart was a London-born Jewish merchant who emigrated to Australia during the gold rush. He was a successful general importer and exporter in Melbourne in the 1850s and …

  • # 17463

    [GILL, S. T.].

    14 views of Old Adelaide.

    From sketches in 1840 – 1849 by S. T. Gill, F. R. Nixon, S. Calvert & O. Korn. [Adelaide] : E. S. Wigg & Son, n.d. [c.1880]. Oblong folio, gilt-lettered half-morocco and pebbled cloth boards (stain to front board), expertly recased, hinges strengthened, with the original binder’s ticket of Wigg & Son, Adelaide, patterned endpapers, …

  • # 17271

    LEECH, John (1817-1864)

    [GOLD RUSH] Topsy turvey – or, our Antipodes.

    [London : Bradbury, Evans &​ Co, 1866]. Etching, printed in black ink, from one plate; hand-coloured, 118 x 222 mm (printed image), 212 x 302 mm (sheet), signed in the plate lower left ‘J.L.’, title inscribed in the bottom margin of the plate; a fine clean example, archivally matted; accompanied by loose letter press sheet with …

  • # 17348

    KIPPIS, Andrew

    The Life of Captain James Cook (variant Basel edition)

    Basil : J. J. Tourneisen, and Paris : Pissot, 1788. Two volumes, octavo, early worn calf over marbled boards, pp. xii; [2]; 302 and [4]; 326, with ex-libris bookplates of Sidney Brown, early ownership signature of G. A. King R.N. on front blank, an old paper flaw to the margin of the title page on …

  • # 17303

    CLEMENS V (1264-1314, Pope)

    Eight consecutive leaves from the 1476 edition of the Constitutiones of Clemens V recovered from an early binding

    [Mainz : Peter Schoeffer, 1476]. Eight leaves, 303 x 205 mm (fragments), sliced in half, rejoined with modern tape. Double column, with 66 lines of commentary by Johannes Andreae surrounding the text. Rubrics and paragraph marks in blue and red, several two and three-line initials in blue and red. Removed from a binding, trimmed with loss …

  • # 16407

    DAMPIER, William (1651-1715); WAFER, Lionel (1640-1705); SEWEL, William (translator)

    William Dampier’s reystogt rondom de waereldt behelzende eene beschryving der togten na Tonquin, Achin, Malakka, beneffens derzelver gewassen, inwoonders, manieren, koophandel, staats-bestier. Een verhaal van twee togten na Kampechie, beneffens de kusten, gewassn [sic], inwoonders, ‘t hakken van verfhout, handel van Jukatan, Kampechie, Nieuw Spanje. En eene verhandeling van de pasaat, zee-en-land-winden, stormen, saizoenen, getyden en stroomen der verzengde luchtstreek, in de gansche wereld: met een korte beschryving van Natal in Afrika, en deszelfs, inboorlingen, enz.

    Amsterdam : Andries Van Damme & Johannes Ratelband, 1717. Three volumes in one, small quarto, later half calf over papered boards, spine with raised bands; volume 1: engraved frontispiece, title leaf, pp 3-184 (lacking leaf A.1), 205-394, [8], 7 plates (incl. engraved frontispiece), 5 maps (3 folding); volume 2: pp 1-284, 6 plates, 2 maps …

  • # 17242


    Coolgardie water pipes, Helena Vale, Western Australia, circa 1900

    Stereographic albumen print photograph, each individual image approximately 80 x 70 mm, on cream-coloured card mount 88 x 180 mm, imprinted ‘Photographed and published by Craig and Solin, Fremantle and Kalgoorlie / Australasian Stereoscopic Views, W.A. Series’; the left-hand print has a handwritten captions in the negative, Coolgardie water pipes, Helena Vale; the stereoview is …

  • # 17350


    Collins’ map of Victoria

    London : W. Collins, Sons & Co., [1868-69). Engraved map of Victoria, printed in colours, dissected and laid on to linen, decorative border, index to towns and places around the permineter, inset map of the world. A rare colonial map of Victoria, recorded in only four Australian libraries (NLA, SLNSW, University of Melbourne, Monash University). …

  • # 17471

    AMOR, Rick, et al.

    50 – a print exchange portfolio

    Geelong : Geelong Art Gallery, 2007. Buckram box containing 50 original signed graphics by 50 different Victorian artists, each measuring 25 x 25 cms, title sheet and original exhibition catalogue included. In 2007 curator and artist Rona Green invited 50 Victorian artists to create a new print for the purposes of exhibition and production of …

  • # 17472

    HEREL, Petr; ZIMMER, Jenny

    Traversare 1

    Melbourne : Centre for the Development of Artist’s Books and Limited Editions, 1992. Monash University Studio Series No. 2. Quarto, handmade papier mâché outer wrappers by Katherine Nix, inner wrappers printed intaglio by Martin King and screenprinted by Kim Westcott, pp. 77; [3]; containing original aquatints and lithographs; housed in a printed cardboard box. Texts …

  • # 17474

    HEREL, Petr; ZIMMER, Jenny

    Traversare 2

    Melbourne : Centre for the Development of Artist’s Books and Limited Editions, 1993. Monash University Studio Series No. 4. Quarto, textured card wrappers by Petr Herel,  pp. 61; [4]; containing original aquatints and photographs; housed in a printed cardboard box. Introduction by Dinny O’Hearn; poems by Miroslav Holub; images  by John Reid (Kodalith print), Geoffrey Ricardo …

  • # 17194


    Photograph of the Willaura Hotel, Western District, Victoria, circa 1915

    Gelatin silver print, 146 x 200 mm, laid down on its original board mount, lower margin of mount with printed label of ‘Austral Studios, Hamilton and Casterton’; the photograph is in very good condition; the mount has some mild scattered foxing, and there is a strip of paper loss along the bottom edge. Willaura is a …

  • # 17276

    [SWAN RIVER COLONY] The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction

    London : J. Limbird, 1829-30. Five issues, no. 368, May 2 1829 ; no. 369, May 9 1829 ; nos. 410-11, January 16 1830 ; no. 412, January 23 1830; octavo, various paginations, engraved illustrations, maps; bound together in modern plain wrappers with printed title label to front ‘Swan River’; all issues are in very …

  • # 17212

    WHITE, Charles; ADAMSON, Bartlett (editor)

    Ben Hall : also Mudgee Mail Robbery, Daniel Morgan, “Thunderbolt” (Frederick Ward)

    Sydney : Marchant & Co. (distributed by N.S.W. Bookstall Limited), [1921]. Series: History of Australian Bushranging by Charles White. Octavo, illustrated pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with pale foxing), staple bound, 64 pp; mild foxing to the outer leaves, but a very good copy.

  • # 17211

    WHITE, Charles; ADAMSON, Bartlett (editor)

    The Kelly Gang

    Sydney : Marchant & Co. (distributed by N.S.W. Bookstall Limited), [1921]. Series: History of Australian Bushranging by Charles White. Octavo, illustrated pictorial wrappers (bottom corner of upper wrapper bent and chipped, lower wrapper with pale foxing), staple bound, 64 pp; mild foxing to the outer leaves, but a good copy.

  • # 17246

    GINSBERG, Allen (1926-1997)

    Allen Ginsberg collected poems 1947-1980. (With a drawing and inscription by Ginsberg)

    New York : Harper & Row, 1988. Second edition. Trade paperback, thick octavo, pp. xxi, 837; front free-endpaper with original pen drawing of Buddha by Ginsberg, surmounted by the initials ‘A.H.’ and with a skull beneath, and surrounded by a border of stars; inscribed by the author at the foot of the page ‘for Sylvester …

  • # 17151


    Photographic portrait of a mother and her two young children, Melbourne, circa 1870

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 65 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘Paterson Brothers, Photographic Artists, Portrait Rooms, 8 Bourke St. East, Melbourne’; both the albumen print and mount are in very good condition. A lovely studio portrait of an affectionate mother and her young son and daughter.

  • # 17153


    Photographic portrait of a young girl with stick and hoop, Melbourne, circa 1870

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm, verso imprinted ‘J. Botterill, Portrait Painter and Photographer, 19 Collins Street East, Melbourne’; the albumen print is in good condition with some pale foxing; the mount is clean. A fine vignetted portrait by the talented artist-photographer John Botterill. Hoop rolling, also called hoop trundling, …

  • # 17152


    Photographic portrait of a young graduand of the University of Melbourne, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 63 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘Batchelder & Co., Artist Photographers, 41 Collins St. East, Melbourne’; both the albumen print and mount are in good condition, with some pale foxing. A rare portrait of an early alumnus of the University of Melbourne, which had been founded in …

  • # 17154


    Photographic portrait of a bearded gentleman, Inglewood, Victorian goldfields, mid 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 63 mm (mount), 53 x 40 mm (print), verso imprinted ‘J. Deslandes, Photographic Artist, Brooke Street, Inglewood’; the albumen and mount are in good condition with some pale foxing. A scarce example of a studio portrait taken by John Deslandes, a photographer based in the central …

  • # 17148

    LOMER, Albert

    Photographic portrait of Mary M. Mann as a young girl, Sydney, 1869.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm (mount), 55 x 40 mm (image), verso with imprint of Albert Lomer, Late Chandler & Lomer, Artist and Photographer, 419 George Street, Sydney, and contemporary inscription in ink Mary M. Mann, two years old when taken Feb. 14th 1869, With Sissie’s love; in fine …

  • # 17149


    Photographic portrait of a young man, Ballarat, circa 1875

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm (mount), recto and verso with imprint of ‘Bardwell & Beauchamp, Ballarat. Photographers, By Special Appointment to HRH the Duke of Edinburgh and His Excellency Sir George Bowen, awarded the three First Prize Medals at the International Exhibition 1872-3 and the First Gold Medal from …

  • # 17185

    THWAITES, H.J. (Professor)

    Photographic portrait of a gentleman on the verandah of his stone residence, Kapunda, South Australia, circa 1875

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 64 mm, recto of mount imprinted ‘H.J. Thwaites Photo.’; in good condition. An unusual carte de visite of an unidentified South Australian colonial homestead, probably located in the Kapunda district, where Thwaites was based at this time. The photograph was doubtless commissioned by the homestead owner.

  • # 17157

    Photographer unknown.

    View of Austin’s Book Arcade, Rundle Street, Adelaide, circa 1882

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 64 x 106 mm (mount), verso with contemporary pencilled inscription ‘Austin’s Book Arcade’; no photographer’s imprint; the albumen print is pale and with a scattering of tiny ink spots; the mount is foxed. A possibly unique photograph of Austin’s Book Arcade – including the proprietor and his staff …

  • # 17147

    DAVIES & CO.

    Patent Diamond Cameo carte de visite with portraits of a young gentleman, Melbourne, 1865-67

    Albumen print photographs on a carte de visite mount, four Patent Diamond Cameo portraits of an unidentified young gentleman, each 27 x 24 mm, card mount 100 x 62 mm, verso with imprint of Davies & Co., Post Office Photographic Studio, 5 Collins St. West, (3 Doors from Elizabeth St.), Melbourne; the portraits and mount with …

  • # 17146


    [MELBOURNE] Luna Park, St. Kilda, Electric Studio. M.D. True, Manager. Photos finished while you wait. Day or night.

    St. Kilda, Vic. : Electric Studio, [c1925]. Silver gelatin print photograph, 137 x 87 mm, printed on postcard stock, verso imprinted Luna Park, St. Kilda, Electric Studio. M.D. True, Manager. Photos finished while you wait. Day or night; in fine condition. A lovely piece of St. Kilda memorabilia, and Melbourne social history – although the couple …

  • # 17150

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    Photographic portrait of a wealthy lady, Melbourne, early 1870s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘C. Nettleton, Photographer by Special Appointment to HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, Prize Medallist London 1862, Prize Medallist Melbourne 1867. 1 Madeline Street, North Melbourne’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition.

  • # 17240

    BENJAMIN, Arthur; GLANVILLE HICKS, Peggy, ROFE, Esther; TALLIS, John

    Piper’s music

    [Cover]: The Melbourne centenary music book / 1934 / Australian composers / Piper’s music. Paris : Editions de L’Oiseau Lyre, chez Louise B.M. Dyer, [1934]. One of an edition of 4000 copies on ‘Simili Japon’ paper (colophon). Oblong quarto, original pictorial stiff wrappers with colour paper banner still in place, spiral bound, pp [xiv], 20, colophon; music notation …

  • # 17172

    GRIBBLE, E.R.B. (Ernest Richard Bulmer), Reverend, 1868-1957

    The problem of the Australian Aboriginal

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1932. First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth boards (spine sunned and with some mild water staining, chipped at head), pp xi, 157, xviii publisher’s advertisements, illustrated with 4 black-and-white photographic plates (including frontispiece portrait of Indigenous clergyman James Noble); light foxing to first and last few leaves and edges; else …

  • # 17353

    DENNIS, C. J.

    The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke

    With cover design and decorations by Hal Gye and foreword by Henry Lawson. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1915. First edition. Octavo. pictorial green cloth (a little flecked and faded), neat presentation inscription dated 1915 to front free endpaper, pp. x, [2]; 13 – 126, illustrations by Hal Gye, decorative initials. A very good copy …

  • # 17206


    With swag and billy : a guide to walking trips in tourist districts of New South Wales

    Sydney, N.S.W. : Government Tourist Bureau, 1910. Second edition. Small octavo, original pictorial wrappers with design by Harry Weston (upper wrapper with loss at bottom corner, lower wrapper chipped along fore-edge), staples perished, pp xiii, 110, photographic illustrations; contents clean; a fair copy. Three copies of the second edition are recorded in Australian collections (State …

  • # 17177

    POIGNANT, Roslyn & Axel

    Encounter at Nagalarramba

    Canberra : NLA, 1996. First edition. Oblong quarto, pictorial stiff wrappers, pp x, 170; illustrated with reproductions of Axel Poignant’s superb black-and-white photographs; a very good copy of what has become a scarce and much sought after book. An important record of Axel Poignant’s expedition to the Liverpool River in Arnhem Land in 1952.

  • # 17196


    Black Horse Brand Jams & Canned Fruits. Quince Jam … 5 lbs. net. … Packed for Henry Berry & Co. Pty. Ltd., Adelaide.

    [Adelaide : Henry Berry & Co., Pty. Ltd., circa 1900]. Can label, 400 x 160 mm, chromolithograph printed on thin paper; a fine, unused example.

  • # 17187

    HOPE, A.D. (Alec Derwent), 1907-2000; BOYD, Arthur (illustrator), 1920-1999

    The drifting continent and other poems. (Inscribed by Arthur Boyd)

    / by A.D. Hope ; illustrated by Arthur Boyd. Canberra : Brindabella Press, 1979. Limited edition of 285 signed and numbered copies; this is copy number 106, signed by both the poet and illustrator on the colophon. Tall octavo, quarter bound in leather with green buckram sides, gilt device and lettering; title page with a dedication …

  • # 17182

    TYRRELL, James R.

    Old books, old friends, old Sydney. (Presentation copy)

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1952. First edition. Large octavo, publisher’s tan cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt on black, in original dust jacket (worn at corners and edges, a few closed tears), a presentation copy, inscribed in ink on the front pastedown ‘To A.G. Smith, with the regards of the author, James R. Tyrrell’, …

  • # 17169

    HIBBINS, Gillian

    Sport and racing in colonial Melbourne : the cousins and me: Colden Harrison, Tom Wills and William Hammersley

    Melbourne : Lynedoch, 2007. Edition limited to 500 copies; this copy is unnumbered and signed by the author on the half title. Octavo, gilt lettered brown cloth boards in illustrated dust jacket, 485 pp, illustrated with numerous black-and-white plates; a fine copy.

  • # 17181

    HERMAN, Morton

    The architecture of Victorian Sydney

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1956. First edition. Large octavo, publisher’s brown cloth boards in original pictorial dust jacket (chipped at corners and edges), endpaper maps (a little foxed), pp 192, illustrated with 242 black-and-white photographic plates 40 line drawings in the text; a very good copy.

  • # 17180

    HERMAN, Morton

    The Blackets : an era of Australian architecture

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1963. First edition. Large octavo, publisher’s grey cloth with gilt stamped device to upper board, spine lettered in gilt, in original pictorial dust jacket (rear panel lightly marked), patterned endpapers, pp ix, 222, copiously illustrated with black-and-white photographic plates and line drawings in the text; a fine copy. An important …

  • # 17175


    Melbourne churches 1836 – 1851 : an architectural record

    Melbourne : MUP, 1963. First edition, limited to 950 copies (copy no. 699). Small quarto, publisher’s black cloth boards with gilt lettered spine, housed in the original pictorial slipcase; illustrated endpapers, pp [v], 170, numerous black-and-white photographic plates; a fine copy of this handsome and scholarly publication.

  • # 17170

    STEELE, J.G. (John Gladstone)

    Aboriginal pathways in southeast Queensland and the Richmond River

    St. Lucia, Qld. : UOQ Press, 1987. Second edition. Small quarto, publisher’s cream coloured boards in illustrated dust jacket, pp xix, 366; copiously illustrated with black-and-white photographic plates, maps; a fine copy of this important, meticulously researched monograph, now very scarce in either the first (1984) or second edition.