Welcome to our New Acquisitions list for March 2017.
Highlights in the list include an important suite of photographs taken by S.A. White on the 1914 Everard and Musgrave Ranges Expedition to the far north of South Australia; a rare copy of the Auckland Times, one of New Zealand’s first newspapers, printed on a mangle in November 1842; a four panel photographic panorama of Brisbane taken by Daniel Metcalfe around 1880; a small archive of letters home written by American opera singer Lucy Escott during the Lyster Opera Company’s tour of Australasia, 1863-64; photographic portraits of Australian opera singers Rosina and Fanny Carandini; a fascinating album compiled by the Imperial Japanese Army in 1942 in anticipation of a planned invasion of Australia, containing photographic plates that identify hundreds of strategic targets to be destroyed by Japanese air and land forces; the charming manuscript diary for the year 1871 kept by Elizabeth Stephen, daughter of Redfern (Sydney) clergyman, Rev. A.H. Stephen; and a beautiful copy of the July 1932 issue of the Melbourne journal Proletariat, which features a very early Noel Counihan linocut on the front cover.
As usual, the list also includes all sorts of interesting printed ephemera, manuscripts and photographs, as well as a wide selection of Australian art monographs and exhibition catalogues.
SAWER, Geoffrey, editor; COUNIHAN, Noel (1913-1986), artist
Melbourne : Melbourne University Labour Club, July 1932. Quarto, original wrappers with linocut illustration by Noel Counihan under the pseudonym ‘N. Cunningham’ (short surface scratch at lower right, else fine), printed in colour inks, from two blocks (black and red); 28 pp, photo illustration; an exceptionally fine copy. Smith, 3. A striking and extremely early …
[FALWASSER, Henry, editor]
The Auckland Times. Tempora mutantur Nos Non mutamur in illis. Vol. 1 Tuesday November 8 1842 No. 17
Auckland : Printed (In a Mangle) and Published by Henry Falwasser, Sole Editor and Proprietor, 1842. Large folio sheet, 2 leaves (integral), printed recto only, in a variety of printing types on a washing mangle; subscriber’s (?) names ‘Mr. & Mrs Sim’ in brown ink beneath the masthead; tear to blank corner of initial leaf; …
WHITE, Samuel Albert (1870-1954)
A highly important record of early European contact with the Yankunytjatjara people. Eight gelatin silver print photographs, each 100 x 127 mm, unmounted; versos with the photographer's pencilled captions and sequence numbers; all of the prints are in fine condition. Although principally an ornithologist, by the early 1900s Adelaide-born Samuel White 'had earned a reputation …
Anonymous artist; [WIECHERT, Ernst 1887-1950]
[Germany, circa 1937]. Calligraphic manuscript. Small folio (320 x 230 mm), original quarter cloth over papered boards with onlaid manuscript title to front 'Ernst Wiechert. Eine Mauer um uns Baue'; stitch bound; pp 44, calligraphic manuscript in red and black inks; scattered mild foxing, confined to the margins of the leaves; else fine. Ernst Wiechert …
IMPERIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPANY [METCALFE, Daniel F.]
[Title from contemporary inscription verso]. Brisbane : Imperial Photographic Company, [c.1880]. Photographic panorama comprised of four contiguous albumen prints, each 250 x 280 mm, versos with wet stamp of ‘Imperial Photo. Coy. Brisbane’ and contemporary sequence numbers 1-4 in pencil, number 1 also inscribed with title ‘Brisbane from Bowen Terrace in 4 pieces’; the four …
[LINDSAY, Norman]. McCRAE, Hugh
Being the collected poetry of Hugh McCrae. Illustrated and decorated by Norman Lindsay, with an introduction by Thomas Earp. London : The Fanfrolico Press, 1928. Quarto, full crushed morocco with gilt decoration (rubbed), top edge gilt, other edges uncut, pp. 175, numerous full page plates after Norman Lindsay. Limited to 550 copies printed on handmade …
LINDSAY, Jack; LINDSAY, Norman
Done into English verse by Jack Lindsay with illustrations and decorations by Norman Lindsay. Sydney: Fanfrolico Press, 1925. Quarto, quarter blue morocco over gilt-illustrated papered boards (edges rubbed), manuscript note tipped-on to the front free endpaper by Hugh McCrae, Lindsay illustrations in the text and 4 large tipped-in plates by Norman Lindsay on peach coloured …
[Melbourne : Pelaco Ltd., c.1950]. Advertising sign for shop counter display, 310 x 230 mm, colour offset printing on thick board, designed to be freestanding; the printed surface with a few light marks and pale foxing, pinholes in each corner; otherwise the sign is in very good condition. A scarce example of an image that might …
CROMBIE, John Nicol (1827-1878)
Auckland, N.Z. : John Nicol Crombie, 1868. Two albumen print photographs in carte de visite format, each 105 x 65 mm, both with the studio back mark of Auckland photographer John Nicol Crombie; some very mild spotting, but both albumen prints with excellent tonal range and clarity. These fine studio portraits of sisters Rosina Palmer …
ESCOTT, Lucy Evans, née Grant (1828, Springfield, Illinois, U.S.A. - 1895, France)
A group of 4 letters written by American opera singer Lucy Escott during the tour of William Saurin Lyster’s opera company to Australia and New Zealand in 1863-64, addressed to her brother Luther Grant in Dansville, New York; each letter is accompanied by its original envelope (postage stamps removed); due to the Civil War in …
BROWN, Miss M.; ABORIGINES INLAND MISSION
[Drop title]. Sydney : Aborigines Inland Mission of Australia, [between 1930 and 1934]. Duodecimo,  pp; fine. This leaflet, which deals with the concept of the divine in Aboriginal belief systems, appears to be unrecorded. Miss M. Brown, a daughter of the Archdeacon of Perth, worked as a missionary with the Aborigines Inland Mission from …
BATCHELDER, Benjamin Pierce; [FOSTER, ?]
Circa 1867. Albumen print photograph of a satirical drawing captioned ‘Prince Alfred’s welcome by the natives’ and signed by the artist lower left ‘Foster’, carte de visite format, 106 x 64 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘Batchelder, Pall Mall, Sandhurst’; in fine condition. The visit of Queen Victoria’s second son, Prince Alfred, Duke of …
Japan. Rikugun. Gun, Dai 16. Shireibu [Imperial Japanese Army. HQ of the 16th Army in Java]
[=Photo Album of Australia]. [Jakarta?] : Osamu Shūdan Shireibu, Shōwa 17 . Oblong folio (250 x 400 mm), original half cloth over papered boards, printed title to upper board; pp 12, 258, chiefly black and white photographic plates with captions in English and Japanese, maps (folding); a good copy. A rare and important album relating …
HANNAFORD, Samuel (1827-1874)
: with a catalogue of the more common plants, their habitats and dates of flowering. Melbourne : James J. Blundell Co., 1856. Small octavo, original limp roan with title in gilt to front, spine with contemporary paper label in manuscript (some loss at head and tail), pp [iv], , 100 (interleaved with blank pages); the …
OLSEN, John; McGREGOR, Ken
Melbourne : Badger Editions, 2015. Folio, hand bound by David Poole in blind-lettered cloth, pp. 32, extensively illustrated, with a photograph of John Olsen signed by the artist tipped-in and an original sugarlift etching 'The Chase', limited to 20 signed copies, bound in. A photographic documentation of artist John Olsen at home and in his …
TÉRIADE, E. [ELEFTHERIADES, Efstratios]
Paris : Éditions de la Revue Verve, 1940. Quarto, stiff boards with lithographed wrapper by Henri Matisse, signed and dated (’39) in the image (edges worn with small loss to head and foot of spine), illustrated throughout with numerous tipped-in plates, internally fine. Verve was arguably the greatest art magazine of the twentieth century. The cover …
OLSEN, John; McGREGOR, Ken
Melbourne : Badger Editions, 2015. Folio, hand bound by David Poole in blind-lettered cloth, pp. 48, extensively illustrated, with a photograph of John Olsen signed by the artist tipped-in and an original sugarlift etching 'Windy Day', limited to 20 signed copies, bound in. A photographic documentation of artist John Olsen at home and in his …
[LANG, John, 1816-64]
IN: L'ami de la maison, Paris : Paulin et Le Chevalier, vol. 1 no 11, March 20 1856, pp161-67 and vol. 1 no. 12, March 27 1856, pp177-82, each part with 3 engraved illustrations; contained within a bound volume of nos. 1-25 (the complete first volume), January-June 1856, quarto, contemporary quarter calf over marbled papered …
[HALLEY, Edmond, 1656-1742]
A Amsterdam, Chez Wolfgang, Waesberge, Boom, & van Someren, 1687. Tome quatrième. Duodecimo, contemporary full calf (rubbed), spine with raised bands with gilt ornament and lettering, edges speckled red, title with woodcut vignette, pp 552, [24 index], with  folding copperplate map (148 x 480 mm) and  folding copperplate diagram; with woodcut vignettes; woodcut …
Sydney : Ure Smith; Eleonora Triguboff, 1963-2013. A fine complete set of the first fifty years (200 individual issues) of this important quarterly art journal. From volume 51 the journal became known as Artand Australia. This set also includes the extra issue which celebrated the journal’s first twenty-five years, Art and Australia catalogue : the first one …
E.S. & A. BANK LIMITED
[Australia : E.S. & A. Bank, between 1893 and 1899]. Blank cheque with stub intact, 84 x 263 mm; embossed 1d duty stamp at upper right; in good condition. “The English, Scottish & Australian Bank Limited was a former bank which was founded in 1852 by Royal Charter in London and was known as the …
Geelong : Oglethorpe Printer [for C. Jones], [c.1918]. Oblong duodecimo, original illustrated wrappers (creased and lightly marked),  pp; scattered foxing. This pamphlet, which appears unrecorded, was produced for C. Jones, proprietor of Sadonia stud, Marshall Street, Geelong. The latest internal date is 1917.
via B & O, O & M, and Jackson Route. Carrying the members and guests of the 71st Regt., NGSNY. Lithographed card, 150 x 76 mm (5 3/4 x 3 inches) folded, printed in green ink, 4 panels with decorative lettering and vignette illustrations of the soldiers celebrating Mardi Gras, and scenes on the train …
VICTORIAN SALON OF PHOTOGRAPHY
188 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 18th to 30th October 1937. At head of title: Victorian Salon of Photography. Melbourne : Victorian Salon of Photography, 1937. Small quarto, original printed wrappers (sunned and foxed, a few light marks), 26 pp, black and white photographic illustrations (including works by Harold Cazneaux, Max Dupain and Lawrence Le Guay); …
MITCHELL & CO.
West Footscray, Vic. : Mitchell & Co., [c.1900]. Eight lithographed cards, each 153 x 100 mm, printed recto and verso in black on red card, with vignette illustrations of Mitchell & Co.’s farming machinery; complete and in fine condition. Instructions (verso of card No. 1): “These cards are numbered from 1 to 8. Place card …
Also titled: The political drama, no. 33. London : George Drake, publisher, 12, Houghton-Street, Clare Market, 1834. One of a series 'Printed and Published by G. Drake, Clare-market.' Woodcut, printed recto of single sheet of wove paper, 345 x 255 mm, verso blank, the image strong and entire, faint foxinf to margin edges (not affecting …
Australian horses from paddock to park : a treatise on the scientific handling, breaking, educating,
and the general handling of horses; with upwards of 105 splendid illustrations, obtained by instantaneous photography whilst the author was at work upon the wild and raw material. Sydney : William Brooks, 1902. Octavo, original blind blocked green cloth (boards rubbed and marked), gilt lettering to upper board, spine also lettered in gilt (sections of loss …
STANTON, Don E.
Bermagui Sth., N.S.W. : Maranatha Revival Crusade, . Series: Monthly Message, no. 26. Octavo, pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with stain), stapled, 112 pp, illustrated; a couple of annotations in biro, otherwise a very good copy. “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (title page). Christian religious pamphlet written by an …
W.W. CAMPBELL & CO.
/ With the compliments of W.W. Campbell & Co. Ltd., Furnishing Warehousemen, 249 Clarence St., Sydney. Sydney : W.W. Campbell & Company Limited, [betwen 1925 and 1930]. Large quarto, original thick paper wrappers with colour pictorial onlay (upper wrapper with loss at top corner), 87 pp, chiefly illustrated; tiny amount of pale foxing, otherwise internally clean …
McKENZIE, E.J. (Ernest Joseph), 1882-1970; ARNOLD, E.S.
Cover: Greetings ! Mountain Moss. Lithgow, N.S.W. : Lithgow District Historical Society, [c.1950]. Single sheet, 270 x 210 mm, designed as a greeting card and folding to 165 x 105 mm, illustrated with colour reproduction of an etching of a cross-section of Mountain Moss, captioned “A lateral, enlarged 7 times”; verso with roneo typescript providing a …
[TABUTEAU, Basil Manly, 1898-1982]
[Melbourne : s.n.], 1926. Lithographed card, 375 x 210 mm, printed recto only, with vignette illustrations including a view of Tabuteau's house, “Warrain”, in Sandown Street, Middle Brighton; pale foxing and staining, a few edge tears. Basil Manly Tabuteau (1898-1982) was the only child of Joseph August Tabuteau and Louisa Tabuteau. He married Thelma Soutter …
MAUGHAN, Janet; ZIMMER, Jenny [FLINDERS UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM]
A loan exhibition from the Flinders University of South Australia, first shown at the RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, 16th April-3rd May, 1985. Melbourne : Communication Services Unit, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 1986. 'Publication edited, produced and designed co-operatively by Janet Maughan in Adelaide and Jenny Zimmer in Melbourne.' Quarto, original pictorial stiff wrappers, 208 pp, …
MASONITE CORPORATION (AUSTRALIA)
[s.l.] : Masonite Corporation, [between 1950 and 1960]. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, 43 pp, illustrated; a good copy. Copies are recorded in five Australian collections (Deakin University Library; Monash University Library; State Library of Victoria; Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales)
"Par un Papa"
Paris : J. Hetzel, [c.1900]. Quarto, illustrated boards with light marks, pp i-xxii + advertisements, minor foxing limited to edges of leaves. A father treats his son and daughter to a walk through the Jardin des Plantes, the Parisian botanical gardens. Whilst visiting the Ménagerie the family visits a wide range of animals, including wombats and …
SINNETT, Mrs. Percy
London : Chapman and Hall, 1846. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, marbled edges, boards rubbed, some splitting along creases, pp. 146, four chromolithograph plates (including a 'Kangaroo Hunt in New South Wales'), a fine copy. Includes a twenty-page chapter on Australian Aborigines with discussion fo their customs and habits. Specific mention is made to Aborigines of New …
MITCHELL, Peter Chalmers
Cover title: The Zoological Society, London. Official Guide to the Gardens Regents Park. London : Harrison & Sons [for The Zoological Society], . 26th edition. Royal octavo, original pictorial stiff wrappers (a little creased), pp i-xviii, 1-106, xix-xxii, photographic illustrations, folding map; bottom corners dog-eared and some damp marks to outer leaves; else a good …
GODWIN, William (1756-1836)
London : Printed for the author, and sold by G. Kearsley… 1783. First edition. Octavo, rebound in early 19th century cloth-covered boards, gilt lettering on spine, hinges with some splitting, boards scuffed, head and tail of spine with minor wear; pp. xv; 302; some foxing to preliminaries, a minor tear on page 81, a few …
FELTON, Philip E.
Melbourne : [The author], 1980. “Not for publication or quotation” (head of text). Folio, roneo typescript, stapled, 13 pp; bibliography pp 12-13; the first page is endorsed “Session 2”, suggesting that this was a conference paper; tiny section of silverfishing at top of first page, otherwise in good condition. “Overview of the history of Victorian …
Adelaide : Pitjantjatjara Land Rights Working Party of South Australia, 1978. Folio, pcloth backed printed wrappers, 130 pp,  leaves of maps; a very good copy.
[Melbourne : The author, 1974?]. Quarto, 5 pp, stapled, roneo printed; mild horizontal crease, but a good copy. Questions prepared by the author, Andrew Markus, to aid interpretation of his book From the barrel of a gun : the oppression of the Aborigines, 1860-1900 (West Melbourne, Vic. : Victorian Historical Association, 1974), which focuses on conflict between …
BARNARD, Charlotte; [TERRY, Michael, 1899-1981]
Manuscript letter of Charlotte Barnard, widow of outback explorer and writer Michael Terry, addressed to Mrs. Hall, sister of Terry's fellow explorer during the early 1930s, the bushman Ben Nicker, informing her of Michael Terry's recent death; headed Mosman, NSW, December 28 1981; single sheet, small quarto, written on both sides; some silverfising at one …
PITTOCK, A. Barrie
Melbourne : Aboriginal Affairs Dept. of the Australian Union of Students, National Tribal Council, Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, 1971. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (lightly marked and creased), 28 pp, illustrated.
KENYON, Alfred Stephen
in the Australian Room, National Museum, Public Library Buildings, Melbourne, arranged for the Australian meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Melbourne : Arnale and Jackson Press, 1914. Octavo, printed green wrappers, staple bound, 16 pp; a good copy. The collection is comprised mainly of artefacts from southeastern Australia, but also includes stone …
SPENCER, Baldwin, Sir (1860-1929)
Cover: Hobart-Melbourne Meeting, January, 1921 … Reprinted from Report of the Fifteenth Meeting of the A.A.A.S., held in Melbourne, 10th January, 1921. Melbourne : Albert J. Mullett, Government Printer, 1921. Octavo, printed grey wrappers, pp 37, ; maps and tables; a very good copy. Transcript of Sir Baldwin Spencer's lecture on the cultural anthropology of …
BENNETT, M.M. (Mary Montgomerie), 1881-1961
London : Alston Rivers, 1930. First edition. Octavo, original printed card covers, 197 pp, with bibliography and index; a fine copy. An important work by teacher and Aboriginal rights activist Margaret Bennett. The daughter of Robert Christison, Bennett grew up on Lammermoor station in North Queensland, where she first developed her interest in and respect for …
Cover: 2000 examples and their meanings. Adelaide : South Australian Museum, 1957. Third edition. Small quarto, pictorial wrappers (a few light marks), 32 pp, with a note on the Pitjantjara cover design by Norman Tindale and a foreword by H.M. Cooper; a very good copy. This glossary is drawn primarily from various indigenous languages of …
STEWART, C.S. (Charles Samuel), 1795-1870
including scenes in Brazil, Peru, Manilla (sic), the Cape of Good Hope, and St. Helena. London : Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1832. Two volumes in one, thick octavo, contemporary half green morocco over marbled papered boards (rubbed), spine with raised bands and gilt lettering and ornament, hinges cracked, front free-endpaper with early presentation inscription 'To …
GOLDHAR, Pinchas, 1901-1947; COUNIHAN, Noel (illustrator)
Also titled: Derzeilungen fun Australie. Added romanised title page: Derzeilungen fun Australie / by P. Goldhar ; cover and illustrations by Noel Couniham (sic). Printed by York Press, Pty. Ltd., Melbourne. Melburn [Melbourne] : [The Author], 1939. Octavo, pictorial stiff wrappers featuring a linocut by Noel Counihan (edges worn, a couple of tape repairs, stains …
VALENTINE PUBLISHING CO. PTY. LTD.
Sydney & Melbourne : Valentine Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd., [c.1955]. Chromolithograph postcard, 140 x 80 mm, the design on front dated “1955” at lower right; with lift-up flap containing a concertina fold-out with 11 b/w photographic views of Lord Howe Island; the card has a handwritten message verso and is in fine condition.
[Sydney : D. Carter, 1946]. Folio, original printed wrappers (marked and creased); presentation copy inscribed by the author on the Preface page; pp , 73, roneo printed on rectos only; map, bibliography; a few annotations in French, else internally very clean. Text in French. Copies are recorded in five Australian collections (National Library of Australia; Newcastle …