New Acquisitions

We are pleased to present our New Acquisitions list for December, a selection of 180+ items. Happy browsing!

  • # 33512

    ANGAS, George French (1822-1886)

    South Australia Illustrated

    London : Thomas M’Lean, 1847. Imperial folio, gilt-decorated half morocco over calf (edges a little rubbed), all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, bookplate from the Davidson Collection to front pastedown, lithographed title page, engraved title page, dedication leaf (foxed), pale waterstain to top margin of two leaves of preliminary text, list of subscribers, preface, General Remarks …

  • # 32890

    WARHOL, Andy (1928-1987)

    Tomato Soup (1968)

    New York : Factory Additions, 1968. Screenprint in colours, on smooth wove paper, 813 x 476 mm (image), 891 x 588 mm (sheet), signed in black ballpoint pen on the reverse, stamp-numbered 33/250 (there were also 26 artist’s proofs lettered A-Z), from the series Campbell’s Soup I. Complete and untrimmed, the full sheet, printed surface in …

  • # 33393

    [MORE, Hannah, 1745-1833]

    [BOTANY BAY] Tawney Rachel; or, The Fortune Teller: with some account of dreams, omens, and conjurors.

    At head of title: Cheap Repository. London : Sold by Howard and Evans, Printers to the Cheap Repository for Moral and Religious Tracts, No. 41, and 42, Long-Lane, West-Smithfield : and J. Hatchard, No. 190, Piccadilly, London ; By J. Binns, Bath; and by all Booksellers, Newsmen, and Hawkers, in Town and Country, [1813?]. Small …

  • # 31904

    EVANS, C. S. (1883 - 1944); RACKHAM, Arthur (1867 - 1939)

    The sleeping beauty. (De luxe edition)

    Told By C. S. Evans and illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London : William Heinemann; Philadephia :J. B. Lippincott, 1920. Quarto, quarter-vellum over gilt-decorated papered boards, lettered in gilt on the spine, some toning from the glue, illustrated endpapers, pp. 110, top edge gilt, exquisitely illustrated by Arthur Rackham; light offsetting as commonly found. The Edition …

  • # 33446

    KRUGER, Johann Friedrich Carl (Fred), (1831-1888); [PERKINS, Horace]

    Album of the kings &​ queens of Victoria

    [Melbourne : compiled and published by H. Perkins & Co., The Gift Depot, c.1880]. Duodecimo, blue papered boards with gilt stamped lettering and ornament, cloth spine, containing folding concertina of [12] panels with lithographic illustrations after Kruger’s photographic portraits of surviving leaders of Aboriginal tribes of Victoria, originally taken at various times between around 1866 …

  • # 33444

    Compiler unidentified.

    “Photographs of Australia, New Guinea & New Britain. Through army eyes” : an album compiled by a member of 3rd Australian Division Concert Party, 1942-1945.

    Photograph album. Oblong quarto, 250 x 340 mm, quarter cloth over papered boards decorated and lettered by hand (scattered stains, splits to cloth spine), the front pastedown with a rare concert programme from the Gracie Fields Show at Wewak on 21 August 1945, signed by the famous English entertainer herself; the album contains approximately 300 …

  • # 32962

    HEPPLEWHITE, George (1727 – 21 June 1786), after

    A rare pair of antique English Hepplewhite mahogany bookcases

    A rare pair of antique English Hepplewhite mahogany bookcases, circa 1780, each measuring 198cm high, 57cm wide, 36cm deep, of unusual slim proportions with flame mahogany drawer fronts, cockbeading and astragal glazed doors with adjustable shelving. Provenance : Windsor Antiques, Melbourne, with original purchase receipt dated 1963  

  • # 32730

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Creative effort : an essay in affirmation (deluxe edition)

    Sydney : published for the author by Art in Australia, 1920. First edition. Octavo, quarter cloth over papered boards, spine lettered in gilt (marked); offsetting to endpapers (previous owner’s name to front pastedown), original signed etching by Norman Lindsay tipped-in (lightly foxed), errata slip, pp 292; a very good copy. Limited to 120 copies, of …

  • # 32332


    Astley’s Royal Amphitheatre. Amakosa! or Scenes of Kaffir Warfare … [and] “In For a Dig,” or, Life at the Diggings.

    The Audience are requested to have in mind, that, despite the sudden change from England to Australia, that the action in the first and second scenes is NOT simultaneous … … Lambeth : J. W. Peel, Printer to the Establishment, 25 April 1853. Double-page playbill, 380 x 510 mm; lithograph printed; original central fold, some …

  • # 21950


    The Standish “No Brake” life size doll

    New York : Elms & Sellon, circa 1910. Sheet of cloth, 715 x 855, printed with the image of a doll in the form of a girl, with two smaller dolls, for cutting, stuffing and sewing to make a play doll, instructions printed in English, German, French and Spanish, old folds, a very good example. …

  • # 33356

    PRESTON, Margaret (1875 - 1963)

    Beyond Broken Hill, N.S.W., 1949

    Colour monotype, 28.5 x 32.5 cm (image); 42.0 x 38.0 cm (sheet), signed below image lower right ‘Margaret Preston’, inscribed with title below image lower left ‘Beyond Broken Hill NSW, monotype’. ‘During the 1940s Preston experimented widely in printmaking techniques. In 1932 she began to use the rough side of Masonite as a printing surface, and in 1946 …

  • # 33339

    CRONIN, Bernard (1884 - 1968)

    The sow’s ear

    Sydney  : The Endeavour Press, 1933. Octavo, black lettered maroon cloth, dustjacket illustrated by Percy Lindsay with the quotation “Women suffer in the bush …” (edge wear, small chips with loss to head and foot of spine), contemporary bookseller’s label of F. W. Cheshire to front pastedown, pp. 271, corners bumped to a few leaves, …

  • # 33366

    WINTER, Alfred (1837-1911)

    Twin portraits of Trugernanner (Truganini), circa 1872.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 105 mm (mount); recto imprinted at right margin ‘Alfred Winter / Hobart Town’; verso blank; the print has lost some contrast but is otherwise in good condition; the mount has a nick at the bottom right corner. In the 1870s Hobart photographer Alfred Winter printed and …

  • # 32076

    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

    The origin of species

    by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. London : John Murray, 1886. Sixth edition, with additions and corrections to 1872 (thirtieth thousand). Octavo, original publisher’s gilt-lettered green cloth, armorial stamps of Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge to upper and lower board and spine; original endpapers, …

  • # 33293

    HURLEY, Frank (1885-1962); STOLL FILM CO. LTD.

    Pearls and Savages : programme produced for screenings of the Frank Hurley film at the Polytechnic Theatre, London, 1924.

    Cover title: The Stoll Film Co. Ltd., presents Captain Frank Hurley and “Pearls and savages”. The remarkable film record of his adventures in the air, on sea and land, among the Headhunters of New Guinea. The Polytechnic Cinema Theatre, Regent Street, W. London : Stoll Film Co. Ltd., [1924]. Quarto (280 x 220 mm), original …

  • # 33349

    W. J. NORWOOD (BATHURST) (publisher); BEAVIS BROS. (photographer)

    [LEPORELLO] Album of Bathurst views

    Bathurst, NSW : W. J. Norwood, Stationers Hall, William Street (but printed in Germany), [circa 1886]. Leporello album. Octavo, original cloth backed pictorial boards gilt (upper boards lightly marked at top edge), lower board stamped in gilt ‘The views published in this book are reproductions from photographs taken by Beavis Bros., Royal Studios, Bathurst’; containing …