New South Wales
Brisbane : Jacaranda Press, 1963. First edition. Octavo, patterned boards with dust jacket (some silverfishing), pp 184; photographic plates; a good copy. Discussing fishing regions in Victoria, Tasmania and the Monaro district of New South Wales, as well as in the U.S. and U.K.
CUNNINGHAM, W. (arranger); ELLARD, Frederick, 1824-1874 (publisher)
[SHEET MUSIC] The red-coat quadrilles : as performed by the author at the Assembly Rooms and at the Nobility’s balls / arranged for the pianoforte by W. Cunningham.
Sydney : published at F. Ellard’s Music Saloon, George Street . Folio, disbound (stitching intact), engraved cover by ‘Wilson, York St.’ (lightly marked, closed tear at lower fore-edge; lower wrapper with small loss at bottom corner); 6 pp, containing music notation for 5 individual compositions with instructions for dance steps printed at the foot of each; …
HETZER, William fl. 1850-1867
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 92 x 57 mm (mount 104 x 64 mm); verso with imprint of ‘W. Hetzer’s Photographic Gallery, 287 George Street, Sydney, N.S.W.’; the albumen print is in fine condition; the margins and back of the mount have some light foxing and toning. In 1850 the German-born photographer William Hetzer and his wife Thekla …
[SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION; THEATRE] Scrapbook of clippings from Australian newspapers and journals, 1860-80
Folio ledger book, original half red calf over cloth boards (rubbed); original marbled endpapers; containing (at the front) 50 pages of pasted-in clippings relating to the Sydney International Exhibition of 1879-80 taken from various contemporary newspapers and journals including the Australian Town and Country Journal, Auckland Evening Star, The Evening News, the Sydney Morning Herald, and …
Official programme of ceremonial and entertainments commemorative of the Inauguration of the Australian Commonwealth at Sydney. January 1st, 1901.
Under the direction of the Government of New South Wales. Sydney : designed and lithographed by John Sands, 26th December, 1900. Octavo, gilt-illustrated printed wrappers (lower wrapper stained and with tape repairs), pp. 44, photographic illustrations. Scarce Federation publication.
OCEANIC STEAMSHIP COMPANY
Oceanic Steamship Company. Passenger list of S.S. Mariposa, for Honolulu, Auckland and Sydney. Sailing from San Francisco September 24th, 1888.
[San Francisco] : Oceanic Steamship Company, 1888. Folding card (starting to split along spine, mild marginal staining to front), duodecimo, 155 x 113 mm, lithographed vignette of the SS Mariposa to front, inner pages with lists of passengers for Honolulu, Auckland and Sydney (a few annotations in pencil made by the original owner).
[London : Orient Line, 1895]. Quarto sheet, 270 x 205 mm, printed on both sides in sepia and blue, manuscript entries recording payment of £128 by the Hon. F.S. O’Grady [Frederick Standish O’Grady, 6th Viscount Guillamore, 1847-1927] and Hon. Mrs. O’Grady, for First Saloon passage on RMS Cuzco, departing London 6 September 1895, for Albany, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, being a …
A highly significant bibliographic treasure, with an association to one of the most important figures in the history of Australian exploration, Captain Matthew Flinders, RN (1774-1814), the navigator and cartographer who led the first circumnavigation of Australia and identified it as a continent. The Holy Bible, adapted to the Use of Schools and private families: Containing all …
PLIMER, Nathaniel, 1757-1822, attributed
A portrait miniature of Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Brisbane, sixth Governor of New South Wales, 1821-1825
A fine portrait of a distinguished administrator whose political and social legacies were of immense importance in the shaping of the Colony of New South Wales. Portraits of such significant early Australian figures are of the utmost rarity. [Attributed to Nathaniel Plimer, probably 1803-1804]. Portrait on ivory, in its original nine-carat gold mount, 70 x 53 mm; verso of …
PÉRON, François, 1775-1810; FREYCINET, Louis Claude Desaulses de, 1779-1842; LESUEUR, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846; PETIT, Nicolas-Martin, 1777-1804
Voyage de découvertes aux terres Australes. Exécuté par ordre de sa Majesté l’Empereur et Roi, sur les corvettes le Géographe, le Naturaliste, et la goélette le Casuarina, pendant les années 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804.
Rare complete set, in contemporary bindings, of the official account of the Baudin voyage. One of the most important and famous descriptions of Australia ever published, it also contains the first published complete and fully detailed map of Australia, Freycinet’s Carte générale de la Nouvelle Hollande, along with many significant charts of the southern Australian coastline (“Terre Napoléon”), superb …
WALLIS, James, Captain, 1785?-1858
An historical account of the Colony of New South Wales and its dependent settlements; in illustration of twelve views, engraved by W. Preston, a convict; from drawings taken on the spot by Captain Wallis, of the Forty-Sixth Regiment. To which is subjoined an accurate map of Port Macquarie, and the newly discovered River Hastings, by J. Oxley, Esq. Surveyor General to the Territory.
One of Australia’s finest early plate books, coloured by a skilled hand to striking effect. London : R. Ackermann, 1821. Folio, half crushed morocco over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, lacking the half-title, pp [iv] (with the “Extract from the Sidney Gazette“); 42, followed by 12 engraved plates of views (six are double page) and a …
LEWIN, John William, 1770-1819
A natural history of the birds of New South Wales, collected, engraved and faithfully painted after nature. By John William Lewin, A.L.S., late of Paramatta, New South Wales. New and improved edition, to which is added a list of the synonymes of each species, incorporating the labours of T. Gould, Esq., N. A. Vigors, Esq., T. Horsfield, M.D., and W. Swainson, Esq.
A fine example, in original condition, of one of the rarest illustrated works of Australian natural history. London : Henry H. Bohn, 1838. Folio, original publisher’s binding of quarter crushed morocco, spine lettered in gilt ‘Lewin’s Birds of New Holland’, green cloth covered boards, yellow endpapers, pp [iv], 26 etched plates with original gouache hand-colouring, …
LACY, George, 1816-1878, attributed
An unpublished work attributed to an artist active on the New South Wales and Victorian goldfields in the 1850s and 1860s. [New South Wales or Victoria, circa 1860]. Ink wash on paper, 250 x 185 mm, laid down on a nineteenth century gilt-edged album leaf; initialled in the image at lower left ‘G.L.’; the work is …
[Possibly Frederick FRITH, 1819-1871]
Ivorytype portrait of Laura Lilias Scratchley, wife of Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Scratchley, Melbourne, January 1863.
This masterful portrait of the beautiful Laura Lilias Scratchley, sister of Thomas Alexander Browne (the author ‘Rolf Boldrewood’), was created when she was 19 years and 4 months old, soon after her marriage to Lieutenant-Colonel Scratchley of the Victorian Artillery (later Sir Peter Scratchley, colonial administrator). It is an extremely rare Australian example – the earliest known – of a …
Great Britain. Oversea Settlement Dept.
Series: E.S.A. 26. [London : Oversea Settlement Dept.], 1925. Octavo, 8 pp stapled pamphlet. Designed to encourage the migration of women from Great Britain to Australia, this brochure contains information on job opportunities for women in Australia – sadly only household work, employment on farms and stations and in country towns are mentioned; under the …
Unknown Indigenous maker.
An important transitional object made by a member of the Indigenous community at La Perouse, bearing a graphic depiction of the arrival of Captain Cook’s ship the Endeavour in Botany Bay in April 1770. [La Perouse, New South Wales : unknown maker, probably between 1932 and 1939]. Decorated wooden shield in traditional form, 350 x 145 x 65 …
Small quarto, 240 x 200 mm, original half green calf over marbled papered boards ruled in gilt, upper board with ornate green calf title label lettered in gilt ‘SEA WEEDS’, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, front pastedown with binder’s ticket of ‘Oldland & May, Corn St., Bristol’; verso of front endpaper with pencilled initials ‘C-JBW’, apparently …
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format (mount 103 x 65 mm); verso with contemporary inscription in ink ‘Annette M. Kellerman, Marrickville 1888’; no photographer’s imprint; the albumen print is lightly rubbed, with scattered mottling in the negative; the gilt-edged mount has been trimmed along the bottom edge. A hitherto unknown family photograph of the young …
GIBSON, Andrew Lucian (Scotland, 1796 - "Tirranna", near Goulburn, 1840)
Sketches made during the Napoleonic Wars and later (c.1815-1821), by military surgeon Dr. Andrew Gibson, founder of Tirranna station near Goulburn, New South Wales
Nine leaves removed from a small early nineteenth century sketchbook, trimmed to various dimensions up to 160 x 100 mm, eight with watercolour and pencil vignettes and manuscript captions in ink, one with manuscript bearing the artist’s name, ‘Andrew Lucian Gibson’, laid down on a later nineteenth century backing sheet, 380 x 320 mm; in very good condition, with some mild …
BLOCKLEY, John (composer); NORTON, Caroline Sheridan
[SHEET MUSIC] Love not : a ballad / the music composed by J. Blockley ; the poetry selected from The soorows of Rosalie, written by The Honble. Mrs Norton.
Sydney : G. Hudson & Co., 377 Pitt Street North, [1849, or earlier]. Folio, disbound, with later paper spine, engraved cover with calligraphic lettering in a variety of fonts, 5 pp of music notation; a very good copy. A scarce Sydney sheet music imprint from the pre-gold rush period. Only two copies of this edition are recorded in Australian …
Sydney: William Dymock, Book Arcade, 1884. Quarto, self-wrappers, pp. 6, lithographed map ‘A new plan of the settlements in New South Wales, taken by order of Government. July 20th 1810’ (unfolded and thus discoloured the right portion). Letterpress description of the Dymock facsimile of the rare 1810 John Eyre views of Sydney, originally issued with the …
Löhr, Marie Kaye Wouldes (1890-1975)
Typed draft letter signed by Australian actor Marie Löhr, promoting a special benefit performance at her Globe Theatre, London, in November 1918
Quarto sheet (250 x 200 mm), typed letter on the red embossed letterhead of the Globe Theatre, Shaftsbury Avenue, W.1. Lessees: Anthony Prinsep and Marie Löhr. Under the Management of Marie Löhr; dated 26 October 1918 and addressed to a Mr. Northcott, inviting him to attend a special matinee performance of Edmond Rostand’s L’Aiglon, with Marie Löhr herself playing the …
JOPPIEN, Rüdiger and SMITH, Bernard
Volume one : the voyage of the Endeavour 1768 – 1771. With a descriptive catalogue of all the known drawings of peoples, places, artefacts and events and the original engravings associated with them. Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1985 (1986 reprint). Folio, cloth in dustjacket, pp. xv; 247, illustrated. Volume two : the voyage of …
CHERRY, J. W. (John William), 1824-1869; LAKE, J.W.; DEGOTARDI, Johann Nepomuk, 1823-1882.
Sydney : Woolcott and Clarke, [1853 or 1854]. Folio, disbound, original illustrated wrappers lithographed by John Degotardi (old paper reinforcement to original stitching and small closed tear at fore-edge), 6 pp of engraved music notation for voice and piano; page 2 has a publisher’s advertisement at the head of the music; internally very clean, a good example. …
THOMPSON, Lindsay G.
With a sketch of the laws by which they have been regulated. Sydney : Government Printer, 1893. Royal octavo, rebound in modern cloth boards lettered in gilt, title page with tape marks and ink stamp, pp 126; with 4 plates and explanatory text, 16 full page illustrations, and 7 folding maps (last few maps attached …
Mildura : Elliott Provincial Newspaper Group, 1948. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, (a little worn), pp. 60, illustrated.
New South Wales (Australia). A handbook of information for tourists, migrants, traders, investors and others.
Sydney : Henry Tennant, Government Printer, c. 1950. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 100, illustrations. Substantial government issued tourist brochure.
MARINELAND; CAYLEY, Neville, 1886-1950 (illustrator)
The “Oceanarium” at Marineland, Manly, New South Wales : a guide to the fishes to be found near Sydney and on view in the Oceanarium.
Manly, NSW : Marineland Pty. Ltd., [between 1965 and 1970]. Octavo booklet, pictorial wrappers (very lightly marked), staple bound, 16 pp, colour illustrations by Neville Cayley; a very good copy. Two copies are recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales)
[THOMAS ADAMS HILL]; GLENNY, Henry (1835-1910)
Mid-1860 [but probably published early 1863]. Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, amount 105 x 63 mm, vignetted image 50 x 50 mm, recto of mount inscribed in contemporary hand ‘Bourke’ (sic), and verso inscribed in the same hand (with the correct spelling) ‘Burke’; no studio imprint; albumen print with faint …
KERRY, Charles (1857-1928)
Albumen print photograph, 200 x 150 mm, unmounted; manuscript caption in the negative ‘1954. “Warryne”. Aboriginal, Yass district, N.S.W. Kerry Photo. Sydney’; blindstamped lower left ‘Kerry & Co. Photo. 508 Geo. St. Sydney Copyright’; a strong print with good tonal range, light foxing and mild creasing at the corners. A compelling portrait by Charles Kerry …
KERRY, Charles (1857-1928)
Albumen print photograph, 200 x 150 mm, unmounted; manuscript caption in the negative ‘2017. Aboriginal warrior, Bellinger River. Kerry Photo’; blindstamped lower left ‘Kerry & Co. Photo. 508 Geo. St. Sydney Copyright’; a strong print but extensive foxing. The Bellinger River is located on the mid north coast of New South Wales, between Nambucca Heads …
HACK, Peter J.
Sydney : Impact Press, 2016. Octavo, pictorial laminated card covers, 65 pp, illustrated with colour and b/w plates. This recent publication tells the story of the four great department stores established in the first few decades of the twentieth century on Nanjing Road in Shanghai. In particular, it explores their connection to Chinese Australian merchants and …
Taronga Zoological Park Trust
Sydney : Alfred James Kent, c. 1930. Oblong octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 84, illustrated.
[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 …
[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 …
W.H. COMSTOCK CO.
[Cover title]. Sydney : [W.H. Comstock Co.], . Octavo, original wrappers (upper wrapper with light foxing, lower wrapper with short tear), calendar for 1930 and first half of 1931 inside upper wrapper, 16 pp, illustrated; internally clean and sound. Hoyle, 896. Promotional publication for the company’s product, Dr. Morse’s Indian Root Pills, which also contains …
W.H. COMSTOCK CO.
[Cover title]. Sydney : [W.H. Comstock Co.], . Octavo, original wrappers, calendar for 1926 and 1927 on lower wrapper, 16 pp, illustrated; a fine copy. Hoyle, 902. Promotional publication for the company’s product, Dr. Morse’s Indian Root Pills, which also contains recipes. Three copies are recorded in Australian collections (Deakin University Library; Monash University Library; …
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 …