PELL, Flora; YANDELL, Christian (1894 - 1954, later Christian WALLER)
Melbourne : The Specialty Press, circa 1924. Eighth edition. Octavo, illustrated wrappers by Christian Yandell (later Christian Waller), edges chipped, lower and fore edges with old paper reinforcements and infill, pp. 232; 4 (notes, with pencil recipes), hinge to upper wrapper with old paper reinforcement, else good. The rare eighth edition of Flora Pell’s cook …
LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)
Etching, engraving and stipple, 354 x 304 mm, edition of 55 (this is number 19), titled lower centre and signed lower right. In a hand crafted timber frame by Chris Bailey of Santa Barbara, California. ‘Self Portrait is the graphic depiction of an artist in torment. A hunched Norman, clutching his etching needle, is presented, …
[EYRE, John] (b. 1771 - ?)
London : James Whittle & Richard Holmes Laurie, 12th April, 1814. Copperplate engraving, 264 x 420 mm (image); 314 x 468 mm (sheet), on watermarked paper ‘Pind & Thomas 1814’, early hand colouring, old mount burn, two short repaired tears to lower margin extending to the publisher’s name, a very good example. A fine early …
McGRATH, Raymond (1903 - 1977)
Watercolour, 200 x 290 mm, signed lower left. Framed. Old label from previous frame pasted verso : ’44.a‘ Illustration to Erinore’, an Australian legend of the fairies. A similar version of this is in “Dreams of the Orient and Other Poems”. Circa 1921′. A fine example of early twentieth century Australian symbolism, by a lesser-recognised Australian …
HANSEN, K. C. (Ken) and L. E. HANSEN
Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea : Summer Institute of Linguistics (Australian Aborigines Branch), 1969. Square octavo, pictorial wrappers (sunned at edges), 47 pp, text in Pintupi, facing pages with hand drawn illustrations printed in blue; a very good copy. Scarce reader in Pintupi, describing and illustrating different types of transport from ancient to modern times. ‘Mutikayi …
BRZESKI, Janusz Maria (1907-1957)
Woodcut, 150 x 150 mm (image), 230 x 210 mm (sheet), signed and dated in the image lower right ‘Janusz Maria Brzeski / Paris 1929’; on fine tissue paper; out of series (artist’s proof?), but other examples indicate an edition of 100; some scattered foxing (the spots so tiny as to be insignificant), else very …
Unabridged edition. With introduction by Hilary Lofting and 56 full-page illustrations. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1929. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth, dust jacket (a few chips to corners), bookplate and inscription to endpapers, pp. xv; [vi]; 657, illustrated. The first complete edition in book form of Clarke’s great novel of convict life in colonial Australia. Scarce …
GAWLER, George (1795-1869)
[ZIONISM] The emancipation of the Jews, indispensable for the maintenance of the Protestant profession of the Empire ; and most entitled to the support of the British Nation.
London : T. and W. Boone, New Bond Street, 1847. Octavo, disbound, pp iv, 30; title with offsetting at corners and left margin, else a very good copy. Lieutenant-Colonel George Gawler (1795-1869) served as the second Governor of South Australia from October 1838 until May 1841. After his retirement in 1841, Gawler returned to England and devoted himself …
SCOTT, Charles P. (1878-1928)
Suite of ten photographs taken on Allendale or Todmorden Stations near Oodnadatta, South Australia, 1903-04.
Ten silver gelatin print photographs, most in format 150 x 200 mm (some smaller), laid down in pairs on rectos of five contemporary board mounts; versos with original owner’s name E. S. Chase inscribed in ink; the group comprises portraits of local Aboriginal people, including stockmen, women and children (one shows a group of three women …
LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969) and LINDSAY, Jack (1900-1990)
Made by Norman and Jack Lindsay. London : The Fanfrolico Press, 1928. Limited to 70 signed copies. Quarto, vellum over bevelled boards with title and Lindsay decoration in gold, all edges gilt, 64 pp, illustrated with fifteen original etchings by Norman Lindsay, a fine copy. One of the finest Australian private press books, a beautiful …
[BANKS, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820]
[WINE FROM THE ENDEAVOUR] A Catalogue of a Small Cellar of Curious Old Wines of the Late Joseph Steavenson, Esq. which will be Sold by Auction, by Mr. Lahee … No. 23, Gilbert Street, Grosvenor Square, on Tuesday, the 31st day of March, 1840, …
[London] : s.n., 1840. Octavo (225 x 143 mm),  pp; contemporary ink annotation beside lot 11 “East India”; a couple of small closed tears, light foxing. Apparently unrecorded, this unassuming little catalogue is a record of the sale by auction of wines from the deceased estate of London wine and brandy merchant, Joseph Steavenson. A …
KNOWLES, Josiah Nickerson (1830-1896)
[PITCAIRN] The Crusoes of Pitcairn’s Island : an account of the wreck of the “Wild Wave” of Boston, on Oeno Island in the Pacific, and the subsequent adventures of her master and crew on Pitcarn’s Island / as related in the diary of Captain Josiah Nickerson Knowles of Brewster.
[Providence, Rhode Island] : Priv. print. for H. S. Hoyt and J. K. Hoyt, Jr., 1938. Edition of 100 numbered copies (this copy is no. 87). Small quarto (280 x 205 mm), original limp sailcloth binding with printed title onlay to front (light staining and foxing), pp , with a frontispiece illustration and vignette illustration …
BAILY, Henry Hall (active in Australia, 1865-1897)
A barefooted Samoan gentleman wearing a siapo (tapa cloth) lavalava and European shirt and bow-tie, and holding a wooden pole. Hobart Town, late 1860s.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 62 x 103 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘H. H. Baily, from the London School of Photography. Prize Medallist. Highest Award for Album Portraits, Melbourne Exhibition 1866-67. 94 Liverpool Street, Hobart Town. Tasmanian Views from All Parts of the Island’; some mottling in the negative, but the print and …
[HOOKER, Joseph Dalton, 1817-1911]
[ANTARCTICA] Naval Medical Supplemental Fund. Standing Orders and Regulations. (Issued to Joseph Dalton Hooker on his appointment as second surgeon on HMS Erebus)
For the Constitution and Government of the Supplemental Fund for the Relief of the Widows of Medical Officers in the Royal Navy. [London : Council of the Royal Navy, 183-?]. Octavo (230 x 135 mm), stitched as issued with blue paper spine, pp -54; the front is inscribed: ‘Mr Joseph Dalton Hooker. Admission Fee £2.6.0 …
[LINDSAY]. McCRAE, Hugh.
With pictures and decorations by Norman Lindsay. Sydney: John Sands Ltd, 1909. Folio, quarter-vellum and decorated papered boards (sunned and worn), 149pp. some foxing to the text, includes twenty-one full-page plates and numerous vignette illustrations. Limited to 130 copies, signed and numbered by McCrae, The plates include eight tipped-in original Norman Lindsay sepia-toned lithographs, each …
LAFFECTEUR, Denys; [BOYVEAU, Pierre, 1743-1812]
Paris : Maison Laffecteur, [circa 1800]. Copper engraved bottle label, 60 x 88 mm; indecipherable but fully contemporary annotation in ink (the original customer’s name?) at upper right; removed from an album compiled by an early collector, who had laid down the label on a cutting from a contemporary bookseller’s advertisement for a related publication …