New Acquisitions

Our October New Acquisitions list has 200+ items. Happy browsing!

  • # 32364

    SPENSER, Edmund; [WALTER CRANE, illustrator]

    Spenser’s Faerie Queene

    Edited by Thomas J. Wise. London : George Allen, 1894-97. Quarto, nineteen parts in original illustrated wrappers, illustrated by Crane throughout. The deluxe edition printed on Japanese vellum, limited to 28 copies of which 25 were for sale. A standard edition was also published. A very fine set with some creasing to the lower yapp …

  • # 32595

    CARNEGIE, David W. (Wynford) (1871-1900)

    Spinifex and Sand. A Narrative of Five Years’ Pioneering and Exploration in Western Australia

    London : C. Arthur Pearson, 1898. Thick large octavo, publisher’s sand-coloured cloth over boards, upper board illustrated and lettered in black (corners a little bumped, spine dulled as usual), spine with gilt lettering and decoration, top edge gilt; ; pp xvi, 454, portrait frontispiece and a total of 47 photographic plates and line illustrations, 4 …

  • # 32422

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    The Magic Pudding. (Signed first edition)

    / Being the adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his friends Bill Barnacle & Sam Sawnoff. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1918. Quarto, quarter-cloth over papered boards, lettered in gilt on the spine, in fine original illustrated dust jacket (corners rubbed, Japanese paper reinforcements to a few splits), patterned green A & R endpapers, colour title …

  • # 32785


    [ATOMIC TESTING IN AUSTRALIA] Danger Radioactive

    [s.l. : Commonwealth Government of Australia, Department of Defence], 1961. Colour poster, 350 x 250 mm, offset printed; imprinted in image top right ‘R.A.A.F. POSTER 266 (NOV. 1961)‘; unmounted; some light wrinkling and creasing, otherwise very good. Trove locates no example in Australian collections of this highly emotive poster, which constitutes a tangible and sinister …

  • # 32626


    Wallpaper sample book, 1931.

    [Melbourne?] : Brooks, Robinson & Co., 1931. Oblong large folio (250 x 500 mm), maker’s canvas-covered boards (heavily rubbed and stained) with hand-coloured decorative title to front ‘Brooks Robinson & Co. Ltd. / Wall Papers / 1931′, original rivet binding with leather carry strap, containing over [200] samples of wallpaper friezes and drops in a …

  • # 32684

    TURNER, Ethel (1870 - 1958)

    Gum leaves

    By Ethel Turner with Oddments by Others. Pictures by D.H. Souter. Sydney and Brisbane : William Brooks & Co., circa 1900. Narrow octabo, quarter cloth over glazed pictorial boards (edges rubbed, spine silverfished with loss, stain to lower panel), bookplate to front pastedown, joint split and slightly separating, tear to corner of contents leaf, pp. …

  • # 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), …

  • # 32681

    SOUTER, D. H.

    Bush babs with pictures

    Sydney : Endeavour Press, 1933. Octavo, pictorial glazed boards (edges rubbed, loss to backstrip), pp. 63, illustrated, scattered foxing. Muir 6886

  • # 32579

    HARRIS, George Prideaux (1775 - 1810)

    The first published image of the Thylacine and Tasmanian Devil

    Didelphis ursina [and] Didelphis cynocephala. London : Transactions of the Linnean Society, 1808. Engraving, plate 19, page 174 from the Transactions, 205 x 155 mm (plate line), signed in image lower left, a fine example. The first published image of the Thylacine and Tasmanian Devil. ‘The first European illustration of a thylacine was modeled on …

  • # 32736

    COHN, Ola; WOOD, Marjorie

    The Fairies’ Tree

    By Ola Cohn in collaboration with Norman Davies. Illustrations and decoration by Marjorie Wood. Music by Tom King. Geelong : H. Tatlock Miller, The Book Nook, 1932. Quarto, illustrated paper wrappers over card (silverfishing with some loss along the fore edge), cover design by Marjorie Wood, bookplate to pastedown, early pencil inscription to endpaper, pp. …

  • # 32893

    ASHTON, Robert (1950 - )

    Underground portraits : Les Halles, Paris, 2009

    [Airey’s Inlet, VIC : the artist, 2021]. Custom made folding clamshell box, 375 x 340 mm, housing 12 original photogravures, measuring 193 x 193 mm (plate line), each signed and numbered by the artist, with a signed colophon sheet. ‘This folio of 12 photogravure prints is number 1 in a limited edition of 5’, the …

  • # 26694

    WHITE, John (1756-1832)

    Journal of a voyage to New South Wales (deluxe coloured edition)

    / with sixty-five plates of non descript animals, birds, lizards, serpents, curious cones of trees and other natural productions by John White Esqre., Surgeon General to the settlement. London : J. Debrett, 1790. Quarto, in an Italian binding of full white vellum, contrasting morocco title labels, decorated in gilt, engraved map from 1802 of the …

  • # 32329


    [LEPORELLO] Album of Sydney views

    At head of title: Advance Australia. [Germany : s.n.., circa 1880]. Leporello album. Octavo (190 x 140 mm), original cloth backed gilt pictorial boards (worn and marked), containing concertina foldout of [10] panels with lithographed views of Sydney, including a spectacular 7-panel ‘Panorama of Sydney Harbour from North Shore’ after the photographic panorama of Charles Bayliss, and …

  • # 31527

    JONES, Shirley (compiler)

    Scrapbook of newspaper cuttings relating to Melbourne and regional Victoria, compiled in 1938.

    Notebook with limp black roan covers, original dimensions 230 x 170 x 20 mm; [420] pp, with the pasted-in newspaper cuttings on every page expanding the dimensions to 230 x 220 x 110 mm; binding still holding firm, contents with an expected amount of browning and a minimal amount of foxing. This fascinating scrapbook, with …

  • # 32597

    [WORSLEY, Lieut.]

    Plan of the Islands of Malta and Gozo

    / Surveyed by Lieut. Worsley. R. A. in 1824. Engraved in 1856 at the Ordnance Map Office Southampton, under the direction of Lt. Colonel James, R. E. F.R.S. M.R.I.A. &c. His Excellency Sir William Reid, K.C.B. Govr. and Com. in Chief. Orthography corrected by the right Revd. Bishop Casolani. Steel engraved map, 650 x 575 mm …

  • # 32437

    FRATELLI DOYEN (lithographers)

    La terra illustrata. Viaggio d’un giovine naturalista.

    Letture amene ed istruttive. Torino ; Firenze ; Milano : G. B. Paravia e Cia, [1869]. Oblong quarto (220 x 290 mm), original cloth-backed pictorial papered boards (rubbed and darkened), pp 44, with [20] full-page chromolithographed plates by Fratelli Doyen depicting animals from the different regions of the world, including one plate ‘Australia – Nuova …