New South Wales

  • # 22825

    HARKNESS, Gregory Scott (1951 - )

    Xerox Book 1980

    [Sydney : the artist], 1980. Folio, printed wrappers, 5 xeroxed sheets, each signed or initialled. Experimental artists book by the Sydney artist inspired by Seth Siegelaub and John Wendler’ Xerox Book of 1968.

  • # 22806

    McCARTHY, F. D.

    New South Wales Aboriginal place names and euphonious words, with their meanings

    Sydney : Australian Museum, 1971. Fifth edition. Narrow octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 32, fine copy.

  • # 22949

    HAWKESWORTH, John; COOK, James and 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 …

  • # 22678

    RATTRAY, Alan M. (words & music)

    [SHEET MUSIC; SYDNEY] Jack tar : nautical march song, and chorus.

    Cover: “Artistically portrayed with grand success by Post Mason”. Sydney : D. Davis & Co., [1906]. Folio, original wrappers, the front featuring a striking black-and-white design of a sailor in front of a Sydney Harbour backdrop, wet stamp of Melbourne music seller Sutton’s at bottom edge, lower wrapper with music for ‘A Nigger’s Paradise’ and …

  • # 22786

    Photographer unknown.

    View of the first Union Club (formerly Robert Campbell junior’s residence), Bligh Street, Sydney.

    Circa 1868. Albumen print photograph, 123 x 163 mm, laid down on a section cut from an album page, with a contemporary inscription in ink above the image ‘Union Club, Sydney, N.S.W.’; a strong print in fine condition. From an album of Sydney views compiled during Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh’s Australian visit of 1867-68, …

  • # 22666

    CAIRE, N. J. (Nicholas John) (1837-1918)

    Residents posing outside a winter hut at Maloga Mission on the River Murray, New South Wales.

    [Between 1885 and 1888]. Albumen print photograph, 150 x 200 mm, laid down on its original paper mount, printed caption in gold ink across the bottom margin ‘Scenes on the River Murray’, along with the imprint of ‘N.J. Caire, Photo., Prize Medallist. Laboratory and Office: 2 Darling St., South Yarra’; contemporary inscription in ink verso …

  • # 22488


    [TRANSPORTATION] Lincoln Gaol Magistrates’ Order Book, 1799-1816.

    Late eighteenth century journal. Square octavo, 195 x 155 mm, quarter calf over marbled papered boards (recently rebacked, endpapers replaced); pp [136], manuscript in ink in several hands on unruled laid paper, the majority of entries on rectos only; clean and legible throughout. This unique, unpublished manuscript provides a fascinating “view from the inside” of …

  • # 22598


    [CINEMA; SYDNEY] Hollywood Stars.

    Sydney, NSW : The Land Newspaper, 57 Regent Street, [c.1945]. Octavo (210 x 140 mm), pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with wet stamp of Melbourne firm “Ted’s Product’s Pty. Ltd.”), staple bound, pp [16] (including wrappers), all full-page colour photographic portraits accompanied by a paragraph of biographical and statistical information on each star; illustrated are Dinah …

  • # 21001

    LANG, John Dunmore, Rev. (1799-1878)

    A sermon, preached on Sunday, June 15, 1823, to the congregation of Scots Presbyterians, in Sydney, New South Wales; preparatory to the building of a Scots church.

    Sydney : printed by Robert Howe, 1823. Octavo, gilt-lettered quarter morocco over red cloth; pp.18, printed letterpress; inscribed by John Dunmore Lang at the head of title page (slightly trimmed) ‘To the Revd. J. [W?]. Adamson. With the Author’s kindest wishes’; a few typographical corrections in Lang’s hand; a fine presentation copy. Ferguson 920. Printed by …

  • # 22246

    KERRY, Charles (1857-1928)

    Photographic portraits of Aborigines from New South Wales, Queensland and Northern Territory, 1892-95.

    Suite of fifteen albumen print photographs, format 200 x 150 mm; each with blind stamp of ‘Kerry & Co. Photo, 308 George St. Sydney’ and with manuscript sequence number and title in the negative; a few with some toning or fading, but the majority are strong prints in very good condition; mounted and framed. Northern Territory subjects: 605. Port …

  • # 18666

    Maker unknown.

    Aboriginal King’s Brass Plate (1820). “King Taptalla II.” King of the Terrara Tribe, Shoalhaven River, New South Wales.

    [Title from mid nineteenth-century manuscript note]. Brass breastplate or gorget, crescentic, maximum diameter 140 mm, anterior with engraved lettering KING TAPTALLA II, foliage motif repeated at each of the upper corners, emu and kangaroo dos-à-dos at the centre (design only partially completed); diagonal cut mark running from lower left to upper right edge; the surface has been …

  • # 22699

    GELLERT, Leon; URE SMITH, Sydney (editors)

    The Home. Vol. 19, No. 12. December 1, 1938

    Sydney : John Fairfax, 1938. Quarto, illustrated wrappers by Hera Roberts (some wear along spine), pp. 92, a fine copy. This issue includes illustrated articles on Sydney fashion and society, home and gardens, with a feature on the Russian Ballet and numerous photographs and advertisements for P & O, Ardath cigarettes, David Jones, Arnott’s biscuits …

  • # 22694

    GELLERT, Leon (editor)

    The Home. Vol. 23, No. 3. March 2, 1942

    Sydney : John Fairfax, 1942. Quarto, illustrated wrappers showing a female soldier in uniform (light crease, small amount of wear to spine), pp. 64, a fine copy. This wartime issue includes illustrated articles on Australia’s defences, Australian women soldiers, ‘flying fortresses’ etc. A study on Roy Grounds architecture, gardens for small houses and social pages …

  • # 22691

    GELLERT, Leon, URE SMITH, Sydney (editors); PRESTON, Margaret

    The Home. Vol. 19, No. 7, July 1, 1938

    Sydney : John Fairfax, 1938. Quarto, illustrated wrappers by Hera Roberts (small amount of wear to spine), pp. 74, a fine copy. This issue includes illustrated articles social life, fashion and art, architecture, house and garden etc. Literary contributors include David McNicoll, this issue also includes full page advertisements, and photographs by Frank Hurley. Includes …

  • # 22701

    GELLERT, Leon, URE SMITH, Sydney (editors)

    The Home. Vol. 20, No. 3. March 1, 1939

    Sydney : John Fairfax, 1939. Quarto, illustrated wrappers by Michael Collins (small amount of wear to spine), pp. 88, a fine copy. This issue includes illustrated articles social life, fashion and art, architecture, house and garden etc. Bondi Beach, make up, interiors, hats, colour advertisements and photographs. ‘Sydney Ure Smith’s ‘The Home’ magazine was one …

  • # 22696

    GELLERT, Leon (editor)

    The Home. Vol. 22, No. 3. March 1, 1941

    Sydney : John Fairfax, 1941. Quarto, illustrated wrappers by Douglas Annand (small amount of wear to spine), pp. 64, a fine copy. This wartime issue includes contributions from Hugh McCrae, Harry Tatlock Miller, Myra Morris, Donald Friend, with numerous illustrations, photographs, advertisements etc. ‘Sydney Ure Smith’s ‘The Home’ magazine was one of the most sophisticated …