New Acquisitions

Welcome to our New Acquisitions list for June 2017.

This month’s highlights include one of the finest early Australian plate books, Wallis’s An historical account of the Colony of New South Wales (1821); poet Gavin Greenlees’ proof copy of The art of Rosaleen Norton; the first collected edition of the works of Galileo (Bologna, 1655-56); important works on ornithology, including Shelley’s rare 3-volume monograph on sun-birds (1876-80); a superb half-plate ambrotype by Thomas Glaister, and a small daguerreotype with a Tasmanian connection; the very scarce sheet music for Stephen Hale Marsh’s composition Dr. Leichhardt’s March (Sydney, 1846); a complete run of volume one of The Gadfly (Adelaide, 1906-07); the astonishing commonplace album of an Irish aristocrat involved in the New Zealand theatre during the 1870s; a previously unknown studio portrait of the young Annette Kellerman; an exceptionally early Melbourne land document for William Rucker; an original Sonia Delaunay gouache design; colonial drawings of Melbourne’s Yarra River and a South Australian Aboriginal camp; printed ephemera, early photographs, books on Australian artists, and much more … …

Happy browsing.

Douglas Stewart Fine Books