New Acquisitions

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are pleased to present our June list, with 270+ items: books, manuscripts & printed ephemera, photographs, art, maps & globes, and sheet music.

Happy browsing!

  • # 25843

    PARFITT, Iris G.J.

    Jail-bird jottings : the impressions of a Singapore internee.

    [Cover title]. Also titled : Jailbird Jottings (title page). [Kuala Lumpur, Malaya] : [The Author?], printed by The Economy Printers, [1947]. First (and only) edition. Small square quarto, original stiff pictorial wrappers (a couple of short tears with small section of tape repair to head of the spine; some loss of paper along spine, traces …

  • # 26137

    COPE, Walter D. (composer); CLARKE, J. R. (publisher)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Eucalypti waltzes.

    [Cover title]. Also titled: “Eucalyptus” waltzes. / Composed by Walter D. Cope. Sydney : J. R. Clarke, 67 Pitt Street (Late 317 George Street), [1879?]. Folio (365 x 275 mm), disbound, original covers featuring a lithographed design of a bush scene with gum trees by F. Halsted (covers detached and with some light staining), 7 …

  • # 25901

    ARNOLD, J.

    Picturesque Hong Kong : a handbook for travellers

    [Cover sub-title : An illustrated guide book for travellers]. Illustrated with original and copyrighted photographs by J. Arnold. Hong Kong : s.n., 1911 (printed by Tillotson & Son, Ltd., Bolton & London, England). Octavo, decorated cloth over pictorial papered boards (slightly silverfished), pp. 159; illustrated with numerous photographs, 50 pages of illustrated advertisements at rear. …

  • # 25733

    WYLD, James (1812-87)

    The World, designed to show the languages and dialects into which The British & Foreign Bible Society has translated the Scriptures or aided in their distribution

    / The position of the places where Societies have been formed / The Population of those Countries for which versions have been prepared & the relative proportions of Christianity, Mahomedanism and Paganism, by James Wyld, Geographer to the Queen. London :  James Wyld, circa 1841. Second Edition (first published 1838). Engraved map, dissected and laid …

  • # 25216

    POWELL, Edward J.

    The north east provinces of China, including the coast from Chusan to the Gulf of Liau-Tong.

    Compiled from Du Halde’s Maps of 1738, McCartney, Barrow, Parish and Staunton 1793-7, Klaproth & Biot 1842, the Admiralty Surveys by Captns. Bethune, Kellett & Collinson 1842, Capn. Vansittart 1855, Comr. Ward & Lieut. Bullock 1858, Monsr. Ploix’ survey of the Tien-Tsin River 1858. Part of the coast of Pe-Chilli from a survey by Major …

  • # 26184

    VORLEY, Herbert Henry, 1839-1880 (attributed); LOCK, Henry Thomas; RING, James; [BOSWELL, Edward Blair Buchanan, 1860-1933]

    [NEW ZEALAND] Large group of photographic views taken in and around Wesport and Charleston on the West Coast of the South Island, including gold mining scenes. 1870s-80s.

    Group of seventeen albumen prints; sixteen are unmounted, in formats 140 x 200 mm (x14) or 180 x 240 mm (x2); one is 100 x 138 mm, laid down on a cabinet card mount (110 x 165 mm); most have handwritten captions and photographer’s name or initials in the negative; all but one have additional …

  • # 25892

    VORLEY, Herbert Henry, 1839-1880 (attributed); [BOSWELL, Edward Blair Buchanan, 1860-1933]

    [NEW ZEALAND] Photographs of the gold rush townships of Charleston and Brighton, on the West Coast of the South Island, circa 1870.

    Group of seven gelatin silver printing-out paper prints, all of which appear (on account of their exceptional clarity) to have been printed out from original late 1860s or early 1870s negatives at the beginning of the 20th century; six are in format 68 x 102 mm (approximately carte de visite size), and one is much …

  • # 26175

    BOSWELL, Edward Blair Buchanan, 1860-1933

    [NEW ZEALAND] Group of original landscape works by Westport (later Auckland) amateur watercolourist E. B. B. Boswell, 1887-1924.

    I. The brigantine Oceola … Buller Bay 1887. [Title from artist’s caption on mount]. Watercolour on paper, 230 x 153 mm, signed and dated in the image lower right E. B. B. Boswell 1887; laid down on fully contemporary card (190 x 290 mm), verso titled in pencil by the artist (partially illegible), and signed …

  • # 26008

    [BATEMAN, Albert, attributed]

    [NEW GUINEA] Manuscript diary of a Seventh Day Adventist missionary in Central Province, Papua, January – September 1927.

    Contained in: Woods’ Australian Diary, 1927. Sydney : John Andrew, [1926]. Octavo (200 x 125 mm), original cloth backed papered boards with printed advertisements (light staining), upper board with owner’s faint inscription in ink ‘S. D. A. Bisiatabu’; pp 16, [1], [104], [13]; with entries in pencil or ink for most days between 1 January and …

  • # 26136

    MORRIS, C. P. (words); RUSSELL, Henry (music); ELLARD, Francis, c.1802-1854 (publisher)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Woodman spare that tree. Ballad.

    Written by C. P. Morris, Esqre. / Composed by Henry Russell. Also titled: The Old Oak Tree. Sydney : Published by F. Ellard, George St., [1847?]. Small folio (330 x 240 mm), disbound, the first page with engraved decorative calligraphic title in various fonts, at upper left the blind stamp of F. Ellard Music Seller Sydney, 5 …

  • # 25926



    Melbourne ; Sydney ; [Canberra] : Elizabethan Theatre Trust, in association with the Welfare Branch, Northern Territory Administration, Department of Territories, [1963]. Octavo (225 x 170 mm), original pictorial wrappers featuring a Yirrkala bark painting, stapled, [10] pp; with b/w photographic illustrations of Arnhem Land ceremonies, and advertisements for HMV and Wattle Records sound recordings …

  • # 26134

    HAZELL, Denis H. (1897 - 1930)

    Picturesque Hongkong

    Hongkong : Ye Olde Printerie, circa 1925. Oblong folio, string bound lettered card wrappers with pasted on photograph of Hong Kong (upper left corner with paper restoration), title page with pasted on photograph (stained) pp. [vi – foreword]; 26 photographs tipped-on to 24 sheets (the final photographed chipped to one corner, the others fine) with …

  • # 13216

    BELAIS [BELAISH], Abraham (1773-1853); WOGUE, Lazare

    Livre du puits vivant et voyant, poème, contenant des maximes de morale et de politique fondées sur

    la philosophie … renfermant aussi : 1. une ode adressée au Roi, pour le consoler, sur la mort de sa … fille Marie, … 2. une ode au Roi, sur la naissance du comte de Paris … 3. Divers chants à la gloire de L. M. le Roi et la Reine, … Composé en hébreu par Abraham …

  • # 18242

    ANDREWS, Roy Chapman (1884-1960), et al.

    Natural History of Central Asia.

    New York : The American Museum of Natural History, 1918 – 1943. A rare complete set of all published volumes of Natural History of Central Asia and the Preliminary Reports. Central Asiatic Expeditions of the American Museum of Natural History, under the leadership of Roy Chapman Andrews. Preliminary contributions in geology, palaeontology and zoology 1918 …

  • # 25767

    PURDY, John (1773 - 1843)

    A chart of the world on Mercator’s projection.

    [Reduced from the large chart by John Purdy]. London : Richard Holmes Laurie, 9th Jany. 1826. New edition : materially improved. Engraved map with original hand colouring, dissected and laid on linen, cloth covers, 660 x 995 mm; old pin holes with loss to the corners and upper centre, some surface soiling and scattered foxing. …

  • # 26097


    The scenic inclusive tour of Europe from Australia via Colombo, Bombay, Suez Canal, Port Said, Marseilles by R.M.S. Mooltan … April 1931.

    Melbourne : Burns, Philp & Co. (printed by Arbuckle, Waddell Pty. Ltd.), [1930 or 1931]. Single folding sheet, 335 x 325 mm, folding to 235 x 115 mm, printed on both sides in blue, red and black, colour illustrated front depicting an ocean liner, with 4 smaller vignette illustrations accompanying the detailed tour itinerary which …