Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Welcome to our New Acquisitions list for November 2017.
Highlights include a rare broadside with a ballad about the Victorian gold diggings, ‘Australia our home’ (c1855); a fine set of the regular account of the Baudin expedition by Péron and Freycinet (4 volumes, 1807-1811), in the publisher’s wrappers, with the plates presented in both coloured and uncoloured states; the hand coloured edition of White’s important account of the voyage of the First Fleet and the settlement at Sydney Cove, ‘Journal of a voyage to New South Wales’ (1790); a set of engravings, in proof state, ‘Picturesque views of England and Wales’ (1838), after the famous series of watercolours by J.M.W. Turner; a fine copy of the de luxe, large paper issue of ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ (1891), one of 250 numbered copies, signed by Oscar Wilde; and two important archives of ethnographic photographs, one taken in Central and South Australia around 1900 by police photographer W.T. Lingwood Smith, the other in the Territory of Papua around 1930 by Resident Magistrate J.T. O’Malley.
This week and next we will be exhibiting at both the Toronto Antiquarian Book Fair, November 3-5 at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and at the 41st Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, November 10-12 at the Hynes Convention Center. If you are going to be in either city at these times, we hope you can make it to one of these great events and look forward to meeting you at our stand.
PÉRON, François, 1775-1810; FREYCINET, Louis Claude Desaulses de, 1779-1842; LESUEUR, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846; PETIT, Nicolas-Martin, 1777-1804
Voyage de découvertes aux terres Australes. Exécuté par ordre de sa Majesté l’Empereur et Roi, sur les corvettes le Géographe, le Naturaliste, et la goélette le Casuarina, pendant les années 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804.
Rare set of the regular account of the Baudin expedition to the Terres Australes, the text volumes in publisher’s wrappers, with the plates presented in both coloured and uncoloured states. One of the most important and famous descriptions of Australia ever published, it also contains the first published complete and fully detailed map of Australia, Freycinet’s Carte …
A rare broadside with a ballad about the Victorian gold diggings. [s.l. : s.n., circa 1855]. Single lithographed sheet, printed on thin paper, 255 x 190 mm, containing two anonymous ballads, each presented in a single column separated by a vertical divider; in the left column a humorous verse titled ‘Lively Flea’ (a parody of …
MUNARI, Bruno (1907-1998)
[Milano] : Stampato in Italia nelle off. Graf. Veronesi della Casa Editrice Mondadori, 1945. First edition. Folio, pictorial card covers with cut-out ‘spy-hole’ to front (faint foxing and a few light marks), pp , each page with a successively smaller flap which opens to reveal a bright full colour lithograph; a good copy of this …
1. Historia Animantium Marinorum Iconographica & quidem Repræsenatio ejus Specialis I, in qua Balaenarum Species, Figura, … exhibentur. Omnia ex Fr. Martens, Zorgdrager &c. itinerariis hausta, & in oblectamentum naturæ curiosorum edita ab Homannianis Heredibus ; cum privilegio s. cæs. maj. gratiosissimo. Also titled: Abbildliche Geschichte der See-Thiere u. zwar derselben I. besondere Vorstellung, in welcher die …
TURNER, Joseph Mallord William (1775 - 1851); LLOYD, Hannibal Evans; HEATH, Charles (engraver)
Picturesque views of England and Wales from drawings by J. M. W. Turner esq. R. A. engraved under the superintendence of Mr. Charles Heath with descriptive and historic illustrations by H. E. Lloyd, esq.
London : Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, Paternoster Row, 1838. Elephant folio portfolio, original full red morocco with elaborate ornamental gilt borders, spine with raised bands, gilt ornament and lettering; working metal clasps; original marbled paper lining to the interior; containing title-sheet, two contents sheets and  loose engraved plates, chine-collé, uniform plate size …
RYMER & SON
[TEXTILE]. The reign of George III. From his accession to the throne Octr. 25th 1760 to the present period.
London : Engraved by Rymer & Son. No. 53. Great Windmill Street, Haymarkek [sic], & 3, Ossulstone Street, Sommers Town, London, circa 1812-13. Engraving on silk, 845 x 880 mm, old creases, a fine example without fading or staining. A scarce Regency era printed ephemeron of the life and times of George III from his …
WHITE, John (1756-1832)
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, full speckled calf, expertly rebacked preserving original spine, contrasting morocco title labels, decorated in gilt, edges rubbed, marbled endpapers, pp [xviii], 299, …
O'MALLEY, J.T. (James Thomas), 1875-1942
[NEW GUINEA] An important archive of ethnographic photographs taken by J.T. O’Malley, Resident Magistrate, Central Division, Territory of Papua, circa 1930
Thirty-one gelatin silver print photographs, in uniform format 165 x 120 mm, unmounted; three are inscribed in the negative with the initials of the photographer ‘J.T. O’M’ [i.e. James Thomas O’Malley]; printed on glossy and matte paper; the photographs are in very good condition, with no foxing, creasing or tears. The Australian civil servant J.T. …
[Melbourne] : the artist, 2017. Folio, screenprinted buckram, screenprinted endpapers, pp. 40; ; 40; screenprinted on Somerset 115gsm Bookwove paper, housed in a screenprinted clamshell box. Limited to 10 copies plus three proofs. Signed, dated and numbered by the artist. ‘Towla contains instructions to backgammon that have been phonetically translated using the Arabic and Latin …
Weber and Costello Co.
Chicago, Illinois : Weber Costello, [c.1925]. Measuring 18 inches (46cm) in diameter. Terrestrial globe shows the city of Leningrad, changed from Petrograd in 1924, but noticeably lacking the state of Central Australia, which existed between 1927-1931. In bronzed cast iron meridian and stand, with sympathetic facsimile calendrical paper horizon ring, laid on wood. With an …
FREYCINET, Louis Claude de Saulces de (1779-1841)
The great French navigator Louis de Freycinet (1779-1841) sailed with Baudin on his famous expedition in Australian waters (1800-1803), and his map, subsequently published in 1811 in Péron’s Voyage de découvertes aux terres australes, was the first to show a complete outline of the coastline of Australia. He later circumnavigated the globe in the Uranie in 1817-1820 …
DURACK, Mary & Elizabeth.
Sydney : Consolidated Press Ltd., 1941. First edition. Folio, pictorial boards (corners bumped), illustrated with twelve tipped-in plates, and vignette illustrations throughout; a good copy of the rare first edition of the children’s classic, a fantasy inspired by Aboriginal legends, with all the plates present and in perfect condition; from the library of Baroness Maie …
HOLMAN, Ada A.; RODD, Nellie (illustrator)
Illustrations by Nellie Rodd. London and Edinburgh : T. C. & E. C. Jack Ltd., n.d. [c1917]. Large quarto, original papered boards with pictorial onlay (edges and spine sunned, spine with some wear), pp. 70 (short margin tears to pp. 31-32 and 61-62), twenty colour and black-and-white plates; a very good copy. Muir 3565. A scarce …
BROMBY, Charles Henry (1814-1907)
Charles Bromby, Bishop of Tasmania : autograph letter, signed, dated August 2 1864, thanking a parishioner for her donation towards future missionary work in the Bass Strait islands.
Manuscript in ink, 3 pp, octavo, headed ’49 Upper Davey [?] Ct., Aug 2 1864′, addressed to ‘Dear Mrs. Walker’ and signed at the foot ‘C.H. Tasmania’, the signature endorsed below in pencil by the recipient ‘Dr. Bromby, Bishop’; original folds, some age toning and tiny loss at top corner of last side (resulting in …
KLINGER, J. G. (firm)
Published by J. G. Klinger in Nuremberg. Constructed, delineated and etched by J. A. Buhler. Nuremberg : J[ohann]. G[eorg]. Klinger, [between 1841 – 1852]. Wooden and plaster globe (6 inches in diameter), covered with 12 glazed and hand-coloured gores, fitted and spinning with metal polar axis in a circular card box, the lid provided in …
SHARP, Martin (1942-2013)
[Sydney, 1982]. Colour screenprint, from three stencils, 760 x 510 mm, initialled “S” in image lower right; a good example, with a few spots of light foxing and an expected amount of mild creasing; unbacked. A rare original poster designed by the important Australian pop artist Martin Sharp, a friend, champion and collaborator of the …
SHARP, Martin (1942-2013)
[POSTER] Tiny Tim : World non-stop singing record, Luna Park. Jan. 12. $10 concert only … Century of song in one smash hit! (Inscribed by Martin Sharp)
[Sydney, 1979]. Screenprint, from one stencil, 1015 x 750 mm; extensively annotated in black texta by the artist Martin Sharp, with comments such as ‘He did, in c. 2hrs. 20 mins.’, ‘Goody, Goody’, ‘Hooray and alleluia’, ‘Rise and shine today’, and ‘Michael had to have this’; signed and dated by the artist ‘10.9.86’; small sections …
SHARP, Martin (1942-2013)
[Sydney, N.S.W. : McGregor, 1982]. Colour screenprint, from four stencils, 1010 x 760 mm, initialled “S” at lower right; a fair example with a few marks made by tape and white paint, mild creasing; unbacked. A rare original poster designed by the important Australian pop artist Martin Sharp, a friend, champion and collaborator of the …
[WESLEYAN MISSIONARY SOCIETY]; TURNER, Nathaniel; SIMPSON, William
[MANUSCRIPT] Pair of letters containing reports on the Wesleyan Missionary Society in Tasmania, 1843
Two entire letters sent from Hobart Town to London, both written in a neat secretarial hand on 3 sides of one folded folio sheet, addressed to ‘The General Secretaries of the Wesleyan Missionary Society, Centenary Hall, Bishopsgate Street within, London’, stamped in red and dated 1843; the address panels are annotated by the sender ‘VDL Minutes No. …
VANCOUVER, George (1757-1798)
[VANCOUVER] Puteshestvie v severnuiu chast’ Tikhago Okeana i vokrug sveta, sovershennoe v 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 i 1795 godakh, Kapitanom Georgiem Vankuverom.
Sanktpeterburg : v Morskoĭ tipografii, 1827-1838. Six volumes, octavo, modern half leather over marbled boards, pp , iii, 333; , 524; , 422, ; , 511; , 559; , 297; nineteenth century ink inscription on title page of volume 2, red ink stamp of a private library on half-title of volume 5, occasional mild foxing, …
LINGWOOD SMITH, William Thomas (1860-1933)
A group of photographs of Aboriginal subjects by police photographer W.T. Lingwood Smith, South Australia and Central Australia, circa 1900.
Five photographs on early printing out paper, each approximately 100 x 145 mm, unmounted; all are outdoor shots of Aboriginal subjects (four with the photographer’s pencilled caption verso); sourced with a group of Lingwood Smith portrait photographs of South and Central Australian Aborigines in identical format, inscribed in the same hand and bearing contemporary captions in ink ‘South …
[Melbourne : the artist], 2012. Suite of eight individual pieces, inkjet prints with acrylic ink and flocked glitter on archival paper. Each signed and numbered by the artist verso. Created in an edition of 5, this is the complete set, numbered 5/5. In this series of artworks, Harding takes covers of the newspaper magazine Good Weekend …
A late Victorian metamorphic chair circa 1880, which converts to a set of library steps. Measures 880 mm tall and 360 mm wide when opened. With early or original carpet tread and metal catch.
WILDE, Oscar (1854-1900)
London, New York and Melbourne : Ward, Lock and Co., 1891. First English edition, de luxe, large paper issue; one of 250 numbered copies, signed by Wilde on the limitation page (this is copy No. 67). Small quarto, later full crushed red morocco binding, spine with raised bands, gilt lettering and ornament, gilt dentelles, armorial …
HABY, Gracia and JENNISON, Louise [Gracia & Louise]
1. I think all the world is falling. [Melbourne] : the artists, 2017. Artist’s book, 8 pages concertina digital print, printed covers on gold-trimmed board, in a card slipcase with lettering. Printed in an edition of 6 copies. 2. No longer six feet under. [Melbourne] : the artists, 2017. Artist’s book, 8 pages concertina digital print, printed …
DUFTY, E.H. (Edward Henry), 1850-1905
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 65 mm (mount), circa 1870s; verso with studio imprint of ‘E. H. Dufty, Photographer, Noumea, Nouvelle Caledonie’; the albumen print is in very good condition, with slight fading at the upper and lower edges; the mount is fine. Edward Henry Dufty (1850-1905), the son of Bath …
DUFTY, Edward Henry (1850-1905); DUFTY, Walter Frederick (1854-1919)
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 65 mm (mount); the albumen print is in very good condition with excellent tonal range, a couple of tiny spots of foxing; the mount is fine. Although this photograph is not inscribed, the title and attribution are derived from the inscriptions on a photograph with the …
DUFTY, E.H. (Edward Henry), 1850-1905 (attributed)
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 65 mm (mount); the print with some light foxing, the mount fine. This photograph of two unidentified young Kanak women was almost certainly taken in the Noumea studio of E.H. Dufty between 1875 and 1880. This identification, and the dating of the photograph to the late …
DUFTY, E.H. (Edward Henry), 1850-1905 (attributed)
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 65 mm (mount); the albumen print in very good condition, with slight loss of contrast; else in fine condition with good tonal range. This photograph of two unidentified young Kanak men was almost certainly taken in the Noumea studio of E.H. Dufty between 1875 and 1880. …
DUFTY, Edward Henry (1850-1905)
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 65 mm (mount), verso with studio imprint of ‘E. H. Dufty, photographer, Noumea, Nouvelle Caledonie’; the albumen print is slightly faded, the mount with some pale foxing. Edward Henry Dufty (1850-1905), the son of Bath photographer Francis Dufty and his wife Martha (née Stow), left England …
DUFTY, E.H. (Edward Henry), 1850-1905 (attributed)
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 65 mm (mount); the albumen print is in very good condition with excellent tonal range, a few faint spots of foxing; the mount is fine. This photograph of two unidentified young Kanak men was almost certainly taken in the Noumea studio of E.H. Dufty between 1875 and …
DAVIS, John (active Samoa, 1871-1893)
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 65 mm (mount); partial blindstamp of ‘J. Davis Photo’ visible lower left; this is an early ‘photograph of a photograph’ – perhaps pirated but possibly also by Davis himself – hence the image is second state; in fine condition. Whilst also acting as postmaster in Apia, …
[MELBOURNE] Queen’s Diamond Jubilee United Sunday Schools demonstration, Exhibition Building, Friday, 25th June, 1897.
Melbourne : Religious Tract Society and Sunday School Union of Victoria, 1897. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (mild stainingand foxing), pp 22, including illustrated advertiements and music notation; contents clean and sound. Scarce pamphlet for a display of Sunday School children’s work at the Melbourne Exhibition Building, which contains numerous splendid advertisements for Melbourne businesses, including …
Two albumen print photographs, 145 x 195 mm and 115 x 195 mm, respectively, tipped-in recto of a nineteenth century gilt-edged album page of thick board, the verso of the larger print with contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Malvern Downs / Peak Downs / Queensland’; both albumen prints with mild creasing and foxing; lower margin of …
GRAHAM-STEWART, Michael; McWHANNELL, Francis; DICKSON, Jonathan
Melbourne : Michael Graham-Stewart, 2017. Quarto (285 x 230 mm), cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket, 280 pp, illustrated in colour throughout with hundreds of photographs documenting the collision of Indigenous Australian and European cultures; the photographs, ranging in date from the 1850s to the 1960s and taken in every region of Australia, represent some …
CARROLL, Lewis (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), 1832-1898
… With fifty illustrations by John Tenniel. London : Macmillan & Co., Limited ; New York : The Macmillan Company, 1898. Octavo, in later custom binding of Australian bookseller E.W. Cole (slightly rubbed), the upper board printed ‘Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll. With 50 pictures’, and the imprint of ‘Commonwealth of Australia : …
JOHNSTONE O'SHANNESSY & CO., LTD.
[Title from printed caption on mount]. Albumen print photograph, mounted on thick card (some loss to edges of mount), lower margin of mount with imprint of ‘Johnstone O’Shannessy & Co., Ltd., 55 & 57 Collins Street E., Melbourne’; a strong albumen print with excellent tonal range, a few light marks, but in good condition. A …
KERRY, Charles (1857-1928) and JONES, C.D.
[Title from manuscript caption on mount]. Circa 1890. Albumen print photograph, 195 x 147 mm; blind stamp of Kerry & Jones, 308 George Street, Sydney at lower left; laid down on original nineteenth century album page, contemporary caption to lower margin of mount ‘Black climbing tree with piece of vine, N.S.W.’; the albumen print with …
NOLAN, Sidney Robert (1917-1992)
Coloured wax crayons on coated paper (sketch 304 x 254mm). Framed. Verso inscribed ‘6th October ’56, London’. An original sketch by Sidney Nolan with stylised script reading ‘ap’ or ‘ar’ in lowercase. By the mid 1950s, Nolan had settled permanently in London, where he created covers for the Australian issue of the London Magazine (1962), the …
DRAFFIN, Peter; SHARP, Martin (1942-2013)
London ; Melbourne ; Sydney : Scripts, . First edition. Square octavo, pictorial stiff wrappers with Martin Sharp design (upper wrapper with mild corner and edge wear, spine sunned and with a tiny amount of paper loss at tail), 115 pp; contents clean, a light crease at top corner of all leaves; a good copy …
SHARP, Martin (1942-2013)
Cartoons : a selection from Oz, The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, Honi Soit, Tharunka, etc.
[Sydney : Scripts, 1966]. Small quarto, Martin Sharp-designed silver and black card wrappers (some light wear and creasing), staple bound,  pp, illustrated, occasional light foxing; a good copy. A scarce anthology of Sharp’s brilliant, sardonic cartoons from the first half of the 1960s, perhaps the most memorable being those first printed in the Sydney …
WALL, Dorothy, 1894-1942
Racine, Wis. : Whitman Pub. Co., [circa 1935]. Royal octavo, pictorial stiff card covers (some wear along spine), staple bound, pop-up endpapers and centrefold, 25 pp, a fine copy of this pirated work, the text being taken from the first Blinky Bill story. Muir, 7845. Held in five Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library …
[Sydney, N.S.W. : Departure Lounge, circa 1980]. Colour screenprint, from two stencils, 755 x 510 mm; in good condition; unbacked. In the early 1980s, Departure Lounge was a cafe and live music venue located at the lower end of Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, immediately next door to another infamous venue, French’s Tavern. At the time, the …
Photographic glass magic lantern slide, 82 x 82 mm, no photographer’s imprint; in very good condition. An extremely well detailed interior view showing a section of the Victoria Court at the Paris Exhibition of 1878. Prominent are the display of the Walhalla Gold Mining Company, Gippsland, with a sign announcing a yield of 126,052 ounces …
TEAGUE, Violet; REDE, Geraldene; GREGORY, Ina; ASHLEY, Alf (illustrators)
At the head of title: Greetings from Australia. Melbourne : Pater’s Printery, [c1911]. Square duodecimo, original pictorial wrappers with yapp edges (slightly worn), original string ties, printed title page with an early gift inscription and later owner’s inscription,  twelve chromolithographic plates of Australian birds in natural settings; a fine copy. Muir 704. A rare …
[Warringah Printmakers Studio]; ANSON, Jennifer
Sydney : Warringah Printmakers Studio, 2017. Elephant folio with printed wrappers, housed in buckram clam shell case with matching printed lining, in printed calico bag. A publication of twenty-nine prints of varying method, showing flora and fauna of Northern Sydney, accompanied by artists’ statements and scientific descriptions. Limited to an edition of 10 copies, with signatures …
GINSBERG, Allen (1926-1997)
San Francisco : City Lights Books, 1959. Eighth printing. Duodecimo, original black-and-white printed wraps with black lettering (spine sunned), title page with author’s signature and hand-drawn illustration of a flower and sun, accompanied by an inscription to a fellow poet [Willem Rossmon?], dated 1993; a desirable presentation copy of the poet’s most famous work.
GINSBERG, Allen (1926-1997)
New York : Harper & Row, 1988. Second edition. Trade paperback, thick octavo, pp. xxi, 837; original pen drawing of a sunflower by Ginsberg facing title page, title page inscribed by the author ‘for Peter Manos, Allen Ginsberg, 6/2/91, AH, Huntington’; in good condition. The intials ‘AH’ in Ginsberg’s dedication refer to Albert Hofmann, the …
BURSTON, J. J.
The new state school grammar : arranged to suit the requirements of the new programme of instruction issued to the State Schools of Victoria by the Education Department.
Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide : George Robertson & Company, 1892. Duodecimo, original blindstamped limp brown cloth (light staining and foxing), original owner’s annotations to front free-endpaper, pp. 72; clean throughout, a very good copy. An Australian grammar of the English language produced for Victorian schools. This edition is unrecorded in Australian collections (only the 1882, …
Melbourne : Published for the Education Department by Robt. S. Brain, 1891. Duodecimo, original printed wrappers (heavily foxed), original owner’s inscription to front, ‘Ruth Lucas’ (probably an infant school teacher), staple bound, pp. 32, with black-and-white illustrations throughout; scattered foxing and occasional pencilled marginalia, corners of leaves a little dog-eared. Rare Australian primer for teaching …