New South Wales

  • # 23952


    [GLASS CINEMA SLIDE] Eftee Films present The Sentimental Bloke : with Ray Fisher and Cecil Scott. Directed by Frank Thring. Adapted from C.J. Dennis’ famous verses.

    East Coburg, Vic. : Alberd, [1932]. Glass magic lantern slide, 82 x 82 mm; in fine condition. This cinema advertising slide for Frank Thring’s 1932 remake of The Sentimental Bloke was originally used in the Regent Theatre, a tiny cinema in the western Sydney suburb of Guildford. Located on the corner of Guildford Road and …

  • # 24171


    [SYDNEY; THEATRE; CINEMA] Minerva. Whitehall Productions presents “Mr. Smart Guy”.

    [Cover title]. Sydney, NSW : Publicity Pty. Ltd., 1941. Small quarto (247 x 184 mm), original pictorial wrappers (light vertical fold), staple bound, 16 pp, with photographic portraits, including writer/director Alec Coppel and actors, advertisements for local businesses; a good copy. Programme produced for the world premiere on May 10 1941 of the play Mr. …

  • # 24127

    Celebrity Circuit Pty. Ltd. (promoter)

    Harlem Blackbirds, 32 sepia stars : souvenir programme of Australia’s first coloured revue : Palladium Stage Theatre

    /​ direction: Celebrity Circuit Pty. Ltd. [Sydney] : Celebrity Circuit, [1955]. Quarto (280 x 215 mm), original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, [14] pp, sepia tone photographic illustrations throughout; a fine copy. Rare programme for the Sydney season at the Palladium Theatre of the Harlem Blackbirds’ groundbreaking tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1955-56. The …

  • # 24117

    American & Australasian Photographic Company. [MERLIN, Beaufoy, c.1830-1873]

    Photograph of the paddle steamer “Premier”, an early Sydney Harbour steam ferry, 1870-72.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 62 x 104 mm (mount), contemporary inscription in ink above image: ‘Henry Perdriau & J. Watson, owners’; verso imprinted ‘American & Australasian Photographic Company, Sydney Office, 324 George Street. Beaufoy Merlin’; the albumen print is in very good condition, with just a couple of light marks in the sky …

  • # 23900

    Maker unknown.

    [MICROSCOPE SLIDE] Precious Opal. Australia.

    [United Kingdom : s.n., circa 1900]. Glass microscope slide, 75 x 25 mm, the mount with original label printed ‘Mineral’ and with contemporary manuscript caption in ink ‘Precious Opal. Australia’; in fine condition. An attractive microscope slide containing thousands of opal fragments, most likely from New South Wales, Queensland or South Australia.  

  • # 24380

    DUEK-COHEN, Elias (editor)

    Utzon and the Sydney Opera House : Statement in the Public Interest

    Sydney : Morgan Publications, 1967. First edition. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (foxed), pp. 128, illustrated. Advocation of the return of Utzon in the building of the Opera House in Sydney.

  • # 24397

    EATHER, Michael; CORKHILL, Annette Robyn; BARING, Graham

    Dreamtime : zeitgenössische Aboriginal art / The dark and the light.

    18.05. – 30.09.2001. Klosterneuburg (Vienna) : Sammlung Essl, 2001. Large quarto (300 x 240 mm), pictorial card covers, 301 pp, colour illustrations, bibliography; parallel text in German and English. An as new copy. Superb catalogue produced to accompany an exhibition of contemporary Australian Indigenous art staged by the Essl Museum, Vienna.

  • # 22652

    ADLER, C.

    The Bouquet of Sydney

    Hamburg : C. Adler, before 1868. Chromolithographed and engraved folding card in the shape of a bouquet of flowers, housed in the original gilt-printed envelope with a lithographed view of Sydney, lettered in gold, the view measuring 520 x 118 mm, the envelope 86 x 142 mm, a fine example. Adler’s Bouquet of Sydney, a highly ephemeral …

  • # 10934

    SHIRLOW, John (1869 - 1936)

    The “Sydney Set”

    Melbourne : Edward A. Vidler, 1918. Folio, gilt-lettered papered boards (a little marked), 8 folded sheets with six original etchings, each signed in pencil, tipped in, with three of the six captioned tissue guards, light foxing and offsetting, title page a little marked. The list of plates are: Sydney Cove, From Musgrave Street Wharf, 1917 …

  • # 24012

    URE SMITH, Sydney (editor)

    The Home. Vol. 18, No. 6. June 1st, 1937

    Sydney : Sydney Morning Herald, 1937. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (edges worn, loss to corner of lower wrapper), pp. 9-, a good copy. This issue includes illustrated articles social life, fashion and art, architecture, house and garden etc. colour advertisements and photographs of Australian capital cities. ‘Sydney Ure Smith’s ‘The Home’ magazine was one of the …

  • # 24010

    URE SMITH, Sydney (editor)

    The Home. Vol. 15, No. 3. March 1st, 1934

    Sydney : Art in Australia, 1934. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (creased, tears to lower wrapper, loss to spine), pp. 84, a good copy. Concentrates on Australian fashion. This issue includes illustrated articles social life, fashion and art, architecture, house and garden etc. colour advertisements and photographs of Australian capital cities. ‘Sydney Ure Smith’s ‘The Home’ magazine …

  • # 24093

    HURLEY, Frank

    Gems of Jenolan

    Photo negatives by Frank Hurley. Sydney : New South Wales Government Tourist Bureau, circa 1925. Oblong folio, lettered wrappers (small stains), pp. [36], illustrated with photographs by Hurley.

  • # 24265

    GRAHAM-STEWART, Michael; McWHANNELL, Francis; DICKSON, Jonathan

    Bitter fruit : Australian photographs to 1963

    Melbourne : Michael Graham-Stewart, 2017. Quarto (285 x 230 mm), cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket, 280 pp, illustrated in colour throughout with hundreds of photographs documenting the collision of Indigenous Australian and European cultures; the photographs, ranging in date from the 1850s to the 1960s and taken in every region of Australia, represent some …

  • # 23819

    BANKS, Joseph

    Joseph Banks’ Florilegium. Botanical treasures from Cook’s first voyage

    London : Thames & Hudson, 2019. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 320, illustrated. New copy. A full-colour publication of the botanical illustrations commissioned by Joseph Banks, with expert commentaries. Joseph Banks accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage round the world from 1768 to 1771. A gifted and wealthy young naturalist, Banks collected exotic flora from …

  • # 24136

    BROADHURST, Francis J. (Frank), 1914-1999 (artist); J.C. WILLIAMSON

    [FRANK BROADHURST] Australian &​ New Zealand Theatres Ltd., operating J.C. Williamson’s Theatres. Theatre Royal Sydney. Magazine Programme.

    Sydney : Australian and New Zealand Theatres, Ltd., June 1939. Quarto, original pictorial wrappers with stunning design by Frank Broadhurst, staple bound, pp 44, black-and-white photographic illustrations, advertisements; with features on the plays Idiot’s delight at the Minerva Theatre in Orwell Street, Kings Cross, starring the suave British actor Henry Mollison and the sultry American star of …

  • # 23777


    Sotheby’s Aboriginal Art. Melbourne, 26-27 July 2004.

    Melbourne : Sotheby’s, 2004. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), illustrated stiff wrappers, pp 3162, auction catalogue with 595 lots, most illustrated in colour; artefacts, bark paintings and contemporary Indigenous art; a very good copy.