WHITELEY, Brett; WHITELEY, Wendy; KLEPAC, Lou
Sydney : The Beagle Press, 2015. Quarto, gilt-lettered black cloth in matching slipcase, pp. 220, illustrated. The deluxe edition, limited to 25 copies specially bound, with an original linocut by Brett Whiteley ‘The Wave’ loosely enclosed, specially printed in a numbered edition of 25 copies, signed lower right with the Brett Whiteley studio stamp, and …
New York : McLoughlin Brothers, c. 1890. Game board, 415 x 400 mm, chromolithograph playing board in two sheets, folding, with vignettes of Nellie Bly, Jules Verne, a steam ship and a steam train. Fine condition. Housed in original box with chromolithograph illustration, containing spinner card and four wooden counters. “Famed woman journalist Nellie Bly (Elizabeth …
CONDER, Charles (1868-1909)
Transfer lithograph, c 1904. Printed in sanguine from one stone. Dimensions of printed image 214 x 310 mm. CONDER within image, lower left; signed Charles Conder lower left margin; no. 22 lower right margin. Printed in an edition of 50 copies. From the Carnival series, published in London by Ernest Brown & Phillips [Leicester Galleries], 1904 – 1906. During …
RATTRAY, Alan M. (words & music)
Cover: “Artistically portrayed with grand success by Post Mason”. Sydney : D. Davis & Co., . Folio, original wrappers, the front featuring a striking black-and-white design of a sailor in front of a Sydney Harbour backdrop, wet stamp of Melbourne music seller Sutton’s at bottom edge, lower wrapper with music for ‘A Nigger’s Paradise’ and …
Circa 1868. Albumen print photograph, 123 x 163 mm, laid down on a section cut from an album page, with a contemporary inscription in ink above the image ‘Union Club, Sydney, N.S.W.’; a strong print in fine condition. From an album of Sydney views compiled during Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh’s Australian visit of 1867-68, …
LINDSAY Ruby (1887 - 1919)
Watercolour and pen and ink on card, measuring 235 x 140 mm (image), of a girl in travelling clothes holding a long staff, a horizontal crease across lower third of image. Signed lower right Ruby Lind and dated 1918. Verso, a small head study and the framer’s pencilled notes ‘Lieut. Lindsay, Queen Hospital. 1/2 ” flat …
CAIRE, N. J. (Nicholas John) (1837-1918)
[Between 1885 and 1888]. Albumen print photograph, 150 x 200 mm, laid down on its original paper mount, printed caption in gold ink across the bottom margin ‘Scenes on the River Murray’, along with the imprint of ‘N.J. Caire, Photo., Prize Medallist. Laboratory and Office: 2 Darling St., South Yarra’; contemporary inscription in ink verso …
MORT, Eirene (1879-1977); CROOK, Ethel Frances (1885-1973)
First Australian Exhibition of Women’s Work, 1907. Diploma, Second Class. Awarded to Bendigo artist Ethel Crook, and accompanied by an archive of her designs.
Chromolithograph printed in shades of blue and brown, 370 x 460 mm, printed text with manuscript entries ‘FIRST / AUSTRALIAN EXHIBITION / OF / WOMEN’S WORK / 1907 / SECOND CLASS DIPLOMA / Awarded to Ethel Crooke / Original Design’, within an Art Nouveau-inspired illustrated border; upper right and lower left corners worn, else a …
[PRIMITIVE METHODIST MISSIONARY SOCIETY]
[London : Primitive Methodist Missionary Society, 1890 – 1900]. Wooden collection box, 155 x 100 x 65 mm, original chromolithographed label to front, worded ‘Primitive Methodist Missionary Society / Offerings for Home and Colonial Work / Go ye therefore and make disciples of all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem’; underside with remnants of old paper …
COUNTY OF LINCOLN.
Late eighteenth century journal. Square octavo, 195 x 155 mm, quarter calf over marbled papered boards (recently rebacked, endpapers replaced); pp , manuscript in ink in several hands on unruled laid paper, the majority of entries on rectos only; clean and legible throughout. This unique, unpublished manuscript provides a fascinating “view from the inside” of …
[WITHERS, Walter]. “WAYFARER” [ie: PUETTMANN, Herman Willhelm].
Melbourne: Melville, Mullen & Slade, n.d. . Small quarto, original illustrated wrappers (edges rubbed, a couple of light creases), 32 pp. illustrated with charming vignettes by the Australian Impressionist. A delightful and fragile little Victorian volume with skilled sketches by the artist.
NABOKOV, Vladimir (1899-1977)
Paris : The Olympia Press, 1958. Second printing. Two volumes, octavo, printed green card wrappers (light edge wear), previous owner’s name to half-title, pp. 190; 223, a fine set. Second printing, after the 1955 first edition in the same format. Nabokov’s novel is widely regarded as one of the masterpieces of twentieth century fiction.
PRAED, Winthrop Mackworth (1802-1839)
[Cambridge : s.n., 1823]. Octavo, plain blue wrappers (edges chipped, label of J. O. Edwards inside upper wrapper), pp. 14; , stitchbound, occasional slight foxing, else very good. The Chancellor’s Gold Medal is the premier prize for poetry at Cambridge University. It was founded in 1813, and is an annual event, with each poem being …
GIBBS, May (1877-1969), et al.
With a large number of pictures in colour and in black-and-white. London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne : Cassell and Company Ltd, [1914-1919]. Quarto, glazed pictorial boards (with illustration by Agnes Richardson), cloth spine, edges rubbed, advertisements to endpapers, colour frontispiece, title page in black and red, pp. , numerous illustrations including 10 colour plates. …
FOX FILM CORPORATION.
[CINEMA] Fox Rising Stars of 1928 / Youth, Beauty and Personality from Fox, the One Great Independent.
[Hollywood, CA : Fox Film Corporation, 1927?]. Large folding sheet, 450 x 800 mm, colour printed on both sides and folding to 230 x 100 mm, illustrated with a total of 29 portraits of Fox movie stars, accompanied by brief biographical sketches and descriptions of each star’s major attributes and achievements; a few minor tears …
Sydney, NSW : The Land Newspaper, 57 Regent Street, [c.1945]. Octavo (210 x 140 mm), pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with wet stamp of Melbourne firm “Ted’s Product’s Pty. Ltd.”), staple bound, pp  (including wrappers), all full-page colour photographic portraits accompanied by a paragraph of biographical and statistical information on each star; illustrated are Dinah …