New South Wales
ESCOTT, Lucy Evans, née Grant (1828, Springfield, Illinois, U.S.A. - 1895, France)
A group of 4 letters written by American opera singer Lucy Escott during the tour of William Saurin Lyster’s opera company to Australia and New Zealand in 1863-64, addressed to her brother Luther Grant in Dansville, New York; each letter is accompanied by its original envelope (postage stamps removed); due to the Civil War in …
BROWN, Miss M.; ABORIGINES INLAND MISSION
[Drop title]. Sydney : Aborigines Inland Mission of Australia, [between 1930 and 1934]. Duodecimo,  pp; fine. This leaflet, which deals with the concept of the divine in Aboriginal belief systems, appears to be unrecorded. Miss M. Brown, a daughter of the Archdeacon of Perth, worked as a missionary with the Aborigines Inland Mission from …
Japan. Rikugun. Gun, Dai 16. Shireibu [Imperial Japanese Army. HQ of the 16th Army in Java]
[=Photo Album of Australia]. [Jakarta?] : Osamu Shūdan Shireibu, Shōwa 17 . Oblong folio (250 x 400 mm), original half cloth over papered boards, printed title to upper board; pp 12, 258, chiefly black and white photographic plates with captions in English and Japanese, maps (folding); a good copy. A rare and important album relating …
[LANG, John, 1816-64]
IN: L'ami de la maison, Paris : Paulin et Le Chevalier, vol. 1 no 11, March 20 1856, pp161-67 and vol. 1 no. 12, March 27 1856, pp177-82, each part with 3 engraved illustrations; contained within a bound volume of nos. 1-25 (the complete first volume), January-June 1856, quarto, contemporary quarter calf over marbled papered …
STANTON, Don E.
Bermagui Sth., N.S.W. : Maranatha Revival Crusade, . Series: Monthly Message, no. 26. Octavo, pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with stain), stapled, 112 pp, illustrated; a couple of annotations in biro, otherwise a very good copy. “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (title page). Christian religious pamphlet written by an …
W.W. CAMPBELL & CO.
/ With the compliments of W.W. Campbell & Co. Ltd., Furnishing Warehousemen, 249 Clarence St., Sydney. Sydney : W.W. Campbell & Company Limited, [betwen 1925 and 1930]. Large quarto, original thick paper wrappers with colour pictorial onlay (upper wrapper with loss at top corner), 87 pp, chiefly illustrated; tiny amount of pale foxing, otherwise internally clean …
McKENZIE, E.J. (Ernest Joseph), 1882-1970; ARNOLD, E.S.
Cover: Greetings ! Mountain Moss. Lithgow, N.S.W. : Lithgow District Historical Society, [c.1950]. Single sheet, 270 x 210 mm, designed as a greeting card and folding to 165 x 105 mm, illustrated with colour reproduction of an etching of a cross-section of Mountain Moss, captioned “A lateral, enlarged 7 times”; verso with roneo typescript providing a …
[Melbourne : The author, 1974?]. Quarto, 5 pp, stapled, roneo printed; mild horizontal crease, but a good copy. Questions prepared by the author, Andrew Markus, to aid interpretation of his book From the barrel of a gun : the oppression of the Aborigines, 1860-1900 (West Melbourne, Vic. : Victorian Historical Association, 1974), which focuses on conflict between …
VALENTINE PUBLISHING CO. PTY. LTD.
Sydney & Melbourne : Valentine Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd., [c.1955]. Chromolithograph postcard, 140 x 80 mm, the design on front dated “1955” at lower right; with lift-up flap containing a concertina fold-out with 11 b/w photographic views of Lord Howe Island; the card has a handwritten message verso and is in fine condition.
PARKER, R.S. (Robert Stewart) et al.
Spring Forum ; 1955 ; Proceedings. Sydney : Australian Institute of Polictical Science, 1955. Quarto, original card covers, roneo printed, 90 pp, 1 folding table, 3 folding maps; a very good copy. Contains four papers delivered at the Armidale forum by R.S. Parker (New states for Australia : why new states?), J. MacDonald Holmes (The proposed …
[Sydney : s.n., c.1904]. Colour illustrated card wallet, 135 x 190 mm, containing  photographic views of Sydney, each 125 x 185 mm, folding concertina style with  views recto and  verso, length 1000 mm when fully opened; designed to be mailed, this example was sent from Will Mansfield of Leichhardt to his friend …
Kings Cross Community Aid and Information Service
Cover title: Memories, Kings Cross, 1936-1946. Potts Point [N.S.W.] : Kings Cross Community Aid and Information Service, 1981. Large quarto, original stiff wrappers lettered in gold, 161 pp, plus  pp of plates (including two paintings by Rosaleen Norton and a photograph of the Witch of Kings Cross working on another of her paintings), index; flecking to top- …
Parkinson, Sydney (c.1745-1771)
$12,500 USD Faithfully transcribed from the papers of the late Sydney Parkinson, draughtsman to Joseph Banks, Esq. on his late Expedition with Dr. Solander, round the world. Embellished with views and designs, delineated by the author, and engraved by capital artists. London : printed for Stanfield Parkinson, the editor, 1773. Quarto, contemporary full calf, recased …
Tench, Captain Watkin (1758-1833)
$8,000 USD with an account of New south Wales, its production, inhabitants, &c. To which is subjoined, a list of the civil and military establishments at Port Jackson. London : J. Debrett, 1789. Second edition. Octavo, half-calf over marbled boards, spine in compartments with gilt fleurons, gilt lettered morocco title label, pp [xii, including the …
GLAISTER, Thomas Skelton, 1825-1904
Three albumen print photographs in carte de visite format, 101 x 63 mm, versos with imprint of T.S. Glaister. Sydney; the albumen prints in very good condition, the mounts with a tiny amount of pale foxing. The professional photographer Thomas Glaister arrived in Melbourne in 1854 from New York, but by 1855 had opened a studio …
McINTYRE, William (1805-1870); HOWE, Robert Charles (1820-1875), publisher
Sydney : R. Howe, “Gazette” office, Lower George-street, . At head of title: Lecture III. Duodecimo, original plain blue wrappers, hand-sewn, 24 pp; a fine copy. Ferguson, 3244. The third in the series Lectures on the Sabbath, which was also published, along with lectures by John Dunmore Lang, M.T. Adam, James Fullerton, and John Tait, in …
WOODBRIDGE, W.C. (William Channing), 1794-1845
ua unuhi ia noloko mai o ka hoikehonua / a W.C. Woodbridge. [=A geography, something describing the form of the earth, and things on it.]. Oahu : Mea Pai Palapala a na Misionari, 1836. Second edition. Octavo, original printed papered boards, rebacked with new spine, front pastedown with early manuscript dedication and modern bookplate, front …
NEWMAN, John Hubert
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format (107 x 64 mm, mount; 60 x 48 mm, oval image); inscribed beneath image in ink in a contemporary hand 'Rev. W. Curnow'; recto and verso with imprint of J.H. Newman, 53 South Head Road, Sydney; recto with light staining and rubbing. Wesleyan Methodist clergyman and journalist William Curnow …
Photographic glass magic lantern slide, 84 x 84 mm, small typed paper label with caption '105. Cobar'; in fine condition.
London : Society for promoting Christian knowledge, 1856. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (browned), inscriptions to endpapers, folding map printed in colour, pp. 202, [4 – catalogue], illustrated.
Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 103 x 60 mm, recto of mount imprinted at bottom margin 'A. Curtis, Late E. Hart, West Maitland'; verso with period inscription in pencil 'C. Match Melbourne v. Syd. Melb. won by 25 runs'; the albumen print is a little pale and has some mild …
STEPHENS, James Brunton; D'ARCY, Mary and Ellen
London : Macmillan & Co., 1871. First edition. Small octavo, original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt; recased with new endpapers, but retaining the original free endpapers, the front endpaper bearing the blind stamp of Brisbane booksellers Watson & Co.; the title page inscribed 'Elly E. D'Arcy from Mary, 29th Decr. 1873' and at the …
TAIT, R.G.; CHINESE AUSTRALIAN HERALD
Supplement to the Chinese Australian Herald [Guang Yi Hua Bao], September 3rd, 1897. [Sydney : Chinese Australian Herald, 1897]. Separately issued broadsheet, sheet 440 x 285 mm, printed on both sides in black ink on white paper, original horizontal fold, recto with illustration signed 'R.G. Tait' at lower right, captioned across lower margin 'Sketches at …
ROSE STEREOGRAPH CO.
forming up on the Thames Embankment. Melbourne ; Sydney ; Wellington ; London : The Rose Stereograph Co., . Stereoscopic gelatin silver print photograph (mount 95 x 175 mm), from the series Great suffragette demonstration in London, serial no. 11,954, printed title beneath the images; recto of mount imprinted The Rose Stereographs Melbourne ; Sydney …
London : Smith, Elder & Co., 1847. Duodecimo, publisher's gilt-lettered red cloth (worn, chipped at head of spine), pp. vii; 267, waterstain to read endpapers. As well as much detail on the penal history of the colony, it includes chapters on Aborigines, Women in the colony and the new settlement at Port Phillip. Ferguson 4593
[BENNETT, William Rubery]; GADSEN, Jennifer
Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne Fine Art Gallery, 1996. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, 50 pp. Exhibition catalogue of 39 works by one of Australia's early impressionist painters, several reproduced in colour; includes “previously unseen works from the artist's studio given to Vi Bennett by the artist over the years.”; a good copy.
BREWSTER, H.D.; LUTHER, Virginia (illustrator)
Sydney, NSW : H.C. Brewster, . Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (lightly foxed, chipped at head and tail of spine) featuring a design by Rosaleen Norton, title page and last leaf with off-setting and foxing, 128 pp, illustrated with sketches by Virginia Luther. The scarce first edition of this self-published book on Sydney's famous bohemian and …
LANG, John Dunmore (1799-1878)
institution, or college, in New South Wales : and to demonstrate the practicability of effecting an extensive emigration of the industrious classes from the mother country to that colony. Sydney : Printed by Stephens and Stokes, 1831. Octavo, old marbled wrappers, pp 27, first 2 leaves with minor creasing flaws, light foxing, pale water stain …
SYDNEY MAIL NEWSPAPER
[Sydney] : Sydney Mail, [between 1925 and 1931]. Panoramic photograph from two gelatin silver prints, 143 x 340 mm, laid down on its original board mount; verso with wet stamp 'Copyright Photograph by “Sydney Mail”'; the gelatin prints are in very good condition; accompanied by contemporary card inscribed 'Loading blocks of granodiorite to be used …
Ink and wash on paper, 350 x 455 mm (sheet); laid down on modern backing sheet; some loss along the early vertical fold line (mainly at the extremities) and in bottom left corner of sheet. A relatively early manuscript map showing Australia and Van Diemen's Land, as well as New Guinea and parts of the …
[=Customs and traditions in New South Wales]. [Stockholm : s.n., 1860]. Series: Allmän historia no. 36. Square duodecimo, upper wrapper with lithographed illustration captioned Bröllop i Nya Syd-Wales (Marriage ceremony in New South Wales), detached and chipped at edges; pp 14 (of 16), lacking lower wrapper with last page of text; in Swedish, in Gothic …
Octavo, cloth bound boards in dustjacket, pp. 327, illustrated. “This book traces the genesis of the Barrington books in rich and evocative detail, offering a compelling account of publishing history in England and on the continent, and displaying the subtle machinations of the book trade in a world without copyright laws. Throughout, The Celebrated George …
GILROY, Thomas Newman, Cardinal (1896-1977)
Typed letter, single quarto sheet, on letterhead of St. Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, with embossed seal of the Archbishop of Sydney, dated 26 November 1960, addressed to Rt. Rev. Mgr. Felice Cenci, Rector, Urban College de Propaganda Fide, Rome; a letter of introduction for Sir Edward Ford, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Director of Public Health …
With decorations by James Emery. Sydney : Sunnybrook Press, 1937. Quarto, gilt-lettered boards in dustjacket (fine), pp. 121, line illustrations, original card slipcase Limited to 150 numbered copies signed by the author and publisher. A near perfect copy.
172 illustrations par Riou, gravees par Pannemaker. Cover title: Voyages extraordinaires : Les enfants du Capitaine Grant. Paris : Bibliothèque d'éducation et de récréation, J. Hetzel et Cie., n.d. . Large octavo, three volumes in one, original publisher's pictorial blue and red cloth gilt (boards lightly marked), spine with gilt lettering and decoration, rear hinge …
EGAN, Pierce, 1772-1849; [JOHN THURTELL; JOSEPH HUNT]
London : Knight & Lacey, 1824. Octavo, recent half black morocco over marbled boards, gilt, spine with raised bands lettered in gilt, modern marbled endpapers, frontispiece engraving, A correct view of the execution, taken on the spot by an eminent artist (as called for by Ferguson), with a second frontispiece engraving (apparently not present in any …
NEWMAN, John Hubert
Welcome Arch for Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe Coburg and Gotha, Macquarie Street, Sydney, 1868
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite, 59 x 84 mm, 65 x 106 mm (mount); verso imprinted with the photographer's monogram and J.H. Newman 53, South Head Road, Sydney, and with several contemporary inscriptions identifying landmarks in the photograph: 'Macquarie St. / Mint / Infirmary / Legislative Assembly / Scotch Church / Rev. Allwood's / …
NORTON, Rosaleen, 1917-1979; GREENLEES, Gavin
Sydney : Walter Glover, 1982. De-luxe edition limited to 50 numbered copies signed by the publisher (no. 23), inscribed on the limitation page 'Best wishes Lyle, with memories of your copy boy days. Walter Glover 1982'. Facsimile reprint of the first edition (Sydney: Walter Glover, 1952). Quarto, red cloth with gilt lettering to front board and …
LESTER, Edwin; KELLY AND LEON'S MINSTRELS
At head of title: “Organized 1862.” Sydney : Henry Solomon, 1879. Small octavo, original printed mauve wrappers (sunned, short split to paper at tail), lower wrapper with advertisement for Anthony Hordern & Sons, pp 23, [1 contents]; a good copy. The American blackface minstrel company, Kelly and Leon's Minstrels, toured Australia and New Zealand in …
Sydney & Melbourne : Sands & Kenny, [circa 1855]. Sheet of writing paper, 250 x 400 mm, folding into four pages, with steel engraved illustration, small contemporary inscription in ink M.L. Manning at lower right of engraving, unsightly stain to rear page which penetrates through to the third page and also affects second and front …
Sydney & Melbourne : Sands & Kenny, [circa 1855]. Sheet of writing paper, 250 x 400 mm, folding into four pages, with steel engraved illustration, small contemporary inscription in ink M.L. Manning at lower right of engraving, paper with mild toning, small nicks to lower corners, folded edge with 15 mm tear. This engraving was …
Sydney & Melbourne : Sands & Kenny, [circa 1855]. Sheet of writing paper, 250 x 400 mm, folding into four pages, with steel engraved illustration, small contemporary inscription in ink M.L. Manning at lower right of engraving, paper with mild toning. This engraving was made after F.C. Terry, who was commissioned to complete a series …
Sydney & Melbourne : Sands & Kenny, [circa 1855]. Sheet of writing paper, 250 x 400 mm, folding into four pages, with steel engraved illustration, small contemporary inscription in ink M.L. Manning at lower right of engraving, paper with mild toning and some faint creasing at lower right. This engraving was made after F.C. Terry, …
Sydney & Melbourne : Sands & Kenny, c 1855. Eight sheets of writing paper (each 390 x 255 mm) with steel engravings of Sydney, Richmond and Maitland; together with one partial sheet (engraved section only). Double Bay from South Head Road; The Gap, South Head; Sydney from the Old Point Piper Road; Richmond Church and …
Pen and ink and watercolour on paper, 220 x 270 mm, sheet 245 x 350 mm; unmounted; an early pencilled inscription in the right hand margin reads: “3 or 400 miles North of Sidney, Clarence River on which is the Station Bolivia”; verso with a near contemporary newspaper cutting laid down, referring to a recent …
MITCHELL, Thomas Livingstone, Sir (1792-1855)
1855, 26 July. Surveyor-General’s Office, Sydney;  pp, folio. Official letter from the Surveyor-General of New South Wales, Sir Thomas Mitchell, to the newly appointed Assistant Surveyor-General, E.J.Bennett, regarding three circulars that have been sent to Bennett in error, and assuring him that he should not concern himself with their content; written in Mitchell’s own …
WELLS, William Henry
their physical and political geography, together with a brief notice of all the capitals, principal towns, and villages; also of rivers, bays, gulfs, mountains, population and general statistics. Illustrated with numerous maps and drawings. Sydney : W. & F. Ford, 1848. Octavo, patterned cloth (worn), printed label to spine and map to front board, pen …
LANG, John Dunmore
and a description of the minesl with an estimate of the probably results of the great discovery. London : Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1852. Third edition. Two volumes, octavo, gilt-lettered green cloth (spine slightly faded), pp. Vol. I : xv; ; 494; large folding Map of New South Wales and Victoria (short tear), Vol. II : …
With the minutes of evidence, appendix, and index. Ordered by The House of Commons, to be printed, 7 August 1834. Folio, parliamentary paper, disbound, pp. viii; 181; , folioated in pen upper right corner, a fine copy. Parliamentary inquiry into the expenditure at military garrisons in British colonies, including Malta, Gibralter, the West Indies, West …
Reproduced by authority of the Trustees of the Public Library of New South Wales, 1899. Angus & Robertson, 1899. Folio, half-crushed morocco over cloth (a few marks), lettered in gilt to the spine, bookplate from the W. R. Griffiths collection to front pastedown, unpaginated, foxing to edges, photo-lithographed by Vincent Brooks, Day & Sons of …