MALTBY, Peg (nee Agnes Newberry) (1899 - 1984)
A suite of nine original watercolours on card, measuring from 160 x 160mm to 250 x 185 mm, including the original illustrations for the front and back covers. Signed in her maiden name ‘Agnes Newberry’ on the front cover. Accompanied by a copy of the original publication (Melbourne : Murphett, 1944). Peg Maltby was born …
CARRINGTON PHOTO. GALLERIES
[McCUBBIN] Clara Crosbie, Aged 12 years, now on Exhibition at the Australian Waxworks, opposite the Cathedral, Will explain how she was lost on May 14th, and found by Mr. Cowan, on June 3rd, 1885, and how she lived in the Bush for 21 days Without Food.
Sydney : Carrington Photo. Galleries, . Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, mount 105 x 63 mm; recto with photographer’s imprint ‘Carrington Galleries, 635 George Street, Haymarket’; verso with extended caption in various fonts, followed by ‘This picture was taken at Carrington Photo. Galleries, Haymarket Arcade, George Street, Sydney ….’; both the albumen print and …
MARBEL, William P., Captain (1819-1908)
“Ocean Gems” : an album of pressed seaweed specimens collected on the New England seaboard of the United States, 1860-1880.
Nineteenth-century album, small square quarto, 205 x 175 mm, original tooled morocco, upper board stamped with the name ‘Wm. P. Marbel’ and spine lettered in gilt ‘Ocean Gems’, original metal clasps (partially lacking); all edges gilt; containing  leaves with pressed specimens of marine algae mounted recto, tissue guards interleaved; most of the specimens are …
BION, Nicolas (1652 - 1733)
précédé d’un traité de cosmographie … Accompagné des figures nécessaires. Troisieme edition. Paris : Jean Boudot et Jacques Collombat, 1710. Octavo, contemporary full calf (rubbed), spine in compartments with gilt ornamentation, contrasting morocco title label lettered in gilt, inscription dated 1726 to pastedown, pp. [viii]; 372; ; 43 copperplates (some folding) including maps of the …
SCHOTTE, Ernst & Co (fl. 1855-1900)
Berlin : Ernst Schotte & Co., circa 1870. Printed gores with hand colouring on a wooden sphere measuring 1 inch in diameter, on a turned wooden stand with metal pin. “The firm of Ernst Schotte was of great importance in the production of globes in Berlin in the second half of the nineteenth century and …
RUSDEN, Thomas George (1817-1882)
Entire letter on paper watermarked ‘Stowford Mill 1840’, single sheet folding to form  sides, quarto, neatly written manuscript in ink on first 1 1/2 sides, from Thomas Rusden, New England, New South Wales, 1 August 1842, to the London wool importer Frederick Huth, containing detailed inventory of livestock on Rusden’s New England station (in which …
CHECK, J. (Joseph), 1856-1936
Archive of photographs of cattle stations, sheep stations and stud farms in the Central West, Liverpool Plains, and Hunter Valley districts of New South Wales, circa 1891.
Eleven large format albumen print photographs, each 240 x 290 mm, unmounted; all inscribed in manuscript in the negative with a caption identifying the location and other subject matter (such as type of stock, description of activity, or physical features) and the photographer’s name, ‘J. Check’; the locations are Martindale Station (near Denman, Hunter Valley); …
KAEMPFER, Engelbert (1651-1716)
The History of Japan : giving an Account of the Antient and Present State of Government of that Empire; … together with a Description of the Kingdom of Siam. (Standard second issue)
London : for the Publisher, and sold by T. Woodward and C. Davis, 1728. First edition in English, second issue (with the ‘Second Appendix’). Two volumes, folio, contemporary full calf with double gilt rule (boards a little scuffed), spines in compartments with contrasting leather labels and gilt lettering and ornament, neatly rebacked, original endpapers, armorial …
With the best way of making all sorts of varnish for Japan, wood, prints, plate or pictures. The method of guilding, burnishing and lackering, with the art of guilding, seperating, and refining metals, and the most curious way of painting on glass, or otherwise. Also rules for counterfeiting tortoise-shell, and marble, and for staining or …
LAWRENCE. T.E. (Thomas Edward), 1888-1935
London : Jonathan Cape, 1927. Colophon: ‘Of this large paper edition … have been printed 315 copies, of which 300 only are for sale. Copy number 28’. Quarto, quarter dark brown pigskin (scuffed, softened at head and foot of spine, with small loss of leather at head) over light brown buckram (rubbed, lower board with …
CSOMA DE KÖRÖS, Alexander (1784-1842)
Prepared, under the patronage of the Government and the auspices of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, by Alexander Csoma de Kőrös. Calcutta : printed at the Baptist Mission Press, Circular Road, 1834. Quarto, modern quarter morocco over cloth boards, new endpapers, pp , vi-xii, -204, [1 blank], + lithographed section in Tibetan script containing Syllabic scheme of the …
Bungendore : Odana Editions, 2003. Quarto, full leather in matching slipcase, 312 pp. extensively illustrated with colour plates, notes and commentary on Lindsay’s artworks and techniques. The deluxe edition, limited to 550 signed and numbered copies, with an additional photograph of the painting The Presentation included. A standard edition was also produced. Both editions sold …
Chicago : Weber Costello, circa 1930. Terrestrial globe 8 inches in diameter, colour printed gores over pasteboard base, graduated equator, ecliptic and Greenwich meridian, the oceans with an analemma, ocean currents, calibrated brass meridian ring, supported on the original turned wooden stand. A very good example with a couple of small dents expertly conserved. A good sized …
WILLIAMS, Samuel Wells (1812-1884)
A Syllabic Dictionary of the Chinese Language; arranged according to the Wu-fang yuen yin, with the pronunciation of the characters as heard in Peking, Canton, Amoy, and Shanghai.
Shanghai : American Presbyterian Mission Press, 1874. First edition. Quarto, contemporary brown quarter leather over green cloth (heavily rubbed, corners worn, joints repaired), spine with gilt lettering and rule (somewhat worn and faded), later endpapers, pp , vi-lxxxiv, -1250, [4, last 2 blank]; upper and lower edges with some dampstaining, a few marginal pencil annotations, otherwise contents …
Native silky oak (Grevillea robusta) with redgum and basswood inlay; dimensions 133 (H) x 57 x 57 cm; dovetail joints; the top with parquetry chessboard. A stunning and unique piece of library furniture designed and made by Werner Burgstahler, Melbourne.
Illustrated letterhead of Commercial Hotel Livery Stables, Hamilton, Victoria. R. Elijah, proprietor.
Lithographed letterhead with vignette illustration, 113 x 165 mm; manuscript entries dated December 31st 1884 recording receipt of payment of £1 by Mr. J. Thomson of W.W. Thomson for hire of one ‘Buggy Pair’, endorsed ‘Settled, E. Elijah’; old bill spike hole, else fine. A lovely piece of Western District printed ephemera.