Sydney : The Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1995. Quarto, illustrated boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 124, illustrated. The artists who painted in Hill End in the 1940s and 50s (Donald Friend, Russell Drysdale, Margaret Olley, Jeffrey Smart, David Strachan etc) became some of the most popular and influential in Australia.
WALKER, Anna Frances (1830-1913); PERRY, George William (photographer)
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 101 x 63 mm (mount); verso imprinted ‘Perry, 52 Collins St. East and 49 Elizabeth St., Melbourne’; both the print and mount are in superb condition; [together with] a studio portrait of Annie’s younger sister, Adela (1847-1932), taken in Launceston, Tasmania, 1864. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite …
ARUNDEL, John (1778-1848); [LONDON MISSIONARY SOCIETY]
Printed circular re. the London Missionary Society seeking a resident representative for New South Wales. Dated 7 August, 1826.
London : LMS, 1826. Circular in the form of a duplicated clerical manuscript; single quarto sheet (250 x 203 mm),  pp; headed ‘London, Mission House, Austin Friars, 7th August 1826’; signed at foot by Rev. John Arundel, Home Secretary of the LMS; Webster Collection stamp with 3264 in ms.; faint original folds, some toning, …
HOWE, George (1771-1821) (printer)
[EARLY SYDNEY PRINTING] Receipt for payment of quit rent made to the Crown by Edward Robinson. Sydney, 29 January 1806.
Sydney, NSW : [George Howe, Government Printer], [printed 1802-06]. Printed in black ink on laid paper, 40 x 98 mm; manuscript date of 29 January 1806, with further clerical entries recording the receipt from Edwd. Robinson of 11 shillings, ‘being the Amount of one Year’s Quit-Rent due to the Crown the 28th of Sept. 1805 …
Hawkesworth, John (1715-17773); Cook, James (1728-1779); King, James
An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of his present Majesty for making discoveries in the southern hemisphere,
and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour: drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, Esq; by John Hawkesworth, Ll.D. in three volumes. Illustrated with cuts, and a great variety …
BOWLES AND CARVER
Bowles’s new one sheet map of Asia, divided into its Empires, Kingdoms, States, and other subdivisions; laid down from observations of the most celebrated geographers.
London : Bowles and Carver, 1801. Engraved map with original hand colouring, laid on wood and dissected, three blank replacement pieces (the lost pieces in the regions of Java, Sumatra and Hokkaido), the assembled map measuring 485 x 582 mm, housed in the original cedar box with sliding lid, letterpress title label. A fine early …
[NEW SOUTH WALES GOVERNMENT TOURIST BUREAU]
[s.l. : s.n., circa 1930]. Folding card, 220 x 95 mm, colour pictorial front and back depicting a skier and The Hotel Kosciusko,  panels in total, the other four with monochrome photographic illustrations; a fine example. A superb piece of graphic design, and a rare ephemeral item. The Hotel Kosciusko, near Smiggin Holes, was …
[NEW SOUTH WALES GOVERNMENT TOURIST BUREAU]; ASHTON, Will (artist)
[SNOWY MOUNTAINS] Hotel Kosciusko, 5000 ft. : Mount Kosciusko, 7305 ft. : the home of winter sport in Australia
[s.l. : s.n., circa 1930]. Folding card, 205 x 150 mm, colour pictorial front depicting skiers outside the Hotel (from a painting by Will Ashton), annotated by the original owner, who spent her winter holiday at the hotel in the year 1930, ‘25.5.30 – 31.5.30‘, and with her ownership wet stamp ‘Mrs G.C.E. Single, “Brunch”, …
THE GREGORY PICTORIAL COMPANY
Sydney : The Gregory Pictorial Company, [between 1955 and 1960]. Paper wallet, 113 x 147 mm, with illustrated front; containing an accordion-style foldout with 12 b/w photographic views; intended for mailing, but unused; in excellent condition.
RUHEN, Carl (1937-2013)
Sydney : Scripts Pty. Ltd., 1967. First edition. Trade paperback, 175 x 110 mm, pictorial stiff wrappers (light creasing), 130 pp; a good copy. ‘Car stealing. Brawls. Pack sex. Bernie was just another Sydney kid. … bored with life, fed up with the folks at home. By himself he was harmless enough, but roaming around …
Tempo : the Australian musical news-magazine : dance bands, dancing, radio, films, brass bands, symphony, theatre. (Four issues, 1945)
Sydney : Tempo, 1945. Four individual issues. Folio newspaper (450 x 300 mm, folded to 300 x 225 mm; pagination varies; illustrated; all issues with foxing to front page, contents clean. Scarce original issues of this significant Australian entertainment magazine of the 1930s-50s. Each issue is packed with valuable primary source material on Australian jazz, …
[NORMAN, James, 1790-1868] SCOTT, Thomas Hobbes, Archdeacon; HILL, Richard, Rev.; ARTHUR, George, Lieutenant-Governor
Official duplicate correspondence re. reimbursement to the Church Missionary Society in Sydney for Rev. James Norman’s passage to Tasmania from England. February-October, 1829.
[Sydney, NSW, 1829]. Manuscript in ink,  pp, foolscap folio bifolium; in the hand of a CMS clerk; being duplicate copies of three letters, comprising: 1. Sydney, 17 February 1829. Archdeacon Thomas Hobbes Scott, to the Rev. Richard Hill of the CMS, Sydney; 2. Sydney, 26 August 1829. Rev. Richard Hill, to Archdeacon Thomas Hobbes …
Signed studio portrait of the controversial anti-Catholic crusader Charles Chiniquy, known as “the Canadian Luther”. Melbourne, 1879.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visit format, 105 x 64 mm (mount); recto inscribed in ink across the bottom margin ‘Yours in Christ, C. Chiniquy’; verso with the gilt imprint of ‘Bardwell, Melbourne’; in very good condition. ‘Charles Chiniquy was a well-known Catholic priest in North America from 1833 to 1858, before being expelled and …
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 100 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘William Bradley, Artist Photographer, 140 Pitt Street, Sydney … By Appointment to H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh’; both the print and mount are in excellent condition; accompanied by a section of the window mount cut from the 19th-century album in …
NEWMAN, J. (John) Hubert (1830-1916)
Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm (mount), verso with imprint of J. Hubert Newman, Photographer, Oil and Crayon Painter etc., No. 12 Oxford Street, Hyde Park, Sydney, N.S.W.; the print and mount are both in excellent condition.
Bologna : Damiani Editore, 2019. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 116, illustrated. New copy. The images included in 93: Punching the Light were all shot in Sydney in 1993 when Simon Burstall was just 17 years old. He was very involved with the rave scene and culture at that time and was drawn to capturing the …