New South Wales

  • # 17212

    WHITE, Charles; ADAMSON, Bartlett (editor)

    Ben Hall : also Mudgee Mail Robbery, Daniel Morgan, “Thunderbolt” (Frederick Ward)

    Sydney : Marchant & Co. (distributed by N.S.W. Bookstall Limited), [1921]. Series: History of Australian Bushranging by Charles White. Octavo, illustrated pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with pale foxing), staple bound, 64 pp; mild foxing to the outer leaves, but a very good copy.

  • # 17148

    LOMER, Albert

    Photographic portrait of Mary M. Mann as a young girl, Sydney, 1869.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm (mount), 55 x 40 mm (image), verso with imprint of Albert Lomer, Late Chandler & Lomer, Artist and Photographer, 419 George Street, Sydney, and contemporary inscription in ink Mary M. Mann, two years old when taken Feb. 14th 1869, With Sissie’s love; in fine …

  • # 17172

    GRIBBLE, E.R.B. (Ernest Richard Bulmer), Reverend, 1868-1957

    The problem of the Australian Aboriginal

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1932. First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth boards (spine sunned and with some mild water staining, chipped at head), pp xi, 157, xviii publisher’s advertisements, illustrated with 4 black-and-white photographic plates (including frontispiece portrait of Indigenous clergyman James Noble); light foxing to first and last few leaves and edges; else …

  • # 17182

    TYRRELL, James R.

    Old books, old friends, old Sydney. (Presentation copy)

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1952. First edition. Large octavo, publisher’s tan cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt on black, in original dust jacket (worn at corners and edges, a few closed tears), a presentation copy, inscribed in ink on the front pastedown ‘To A.G. Smith, with the regards of the author, James R. Tyrrell’, …

  • # 17181

    HERMAN, Morton

    The architecture of Victorian Sydney

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1956. First edition. Large octavo, publisher’s brown cloth boards in original pictorial dust jacket (chipped at corners and edges), endpaper maps (a little foxed), pp 192, illustrated with 242 black-and-white photographic plates 40 line drawings in the text; a very good copy.

  • # 17180

    HERMAN, Morton

    The Blackets : an era of Australian architecture

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1963. First edition. Large octavo, publisher’s grey cloth with gilt stamped device to upper board, spine lettered in gilt, in original pictorial dust jacket (rear panel lightly marked), patterned endpapers, pp ix, 222, copiously illustrated with black-and-white photographic plates and line drawings in the text; a fine copy. An important …

  • # 17191

    McCORMICK, Tim

    First views of Australia 1788-1825 : an early history of Sydney

    Sydney : Longueville Publications, 1987. Edition limited to 2000 copies. Large quarto, publisher’s navy cloth boards lettered in gilt, in illustrated dust jacket, 340 pp, illustrated throughout (mostly colour plates), introduction by Robert Irving, with biographical notes on the artists, index; a fine copy of this important reference work.

  • # 17218

    VINCENT, Frank, Jr.

    Through and through the tropics : thirty thousand miles of travel in Oceania, Australasia, and India

    New York : Harper Brothers, 1876. Octavo, decorated cloth boards (rubbed), bookplate to front pastedown, pp 304. With chapters on Hawaii, Sydney, Melbourne, New Zealand, and India.

  • # 16804

    STEELE, J.A. (composer); CASSIDY, R.J. (lyrics)

    [SHEET MUSIC] The road to Jugiong

    Melbourne : Allan & Co., 1940. Folio, non-illustrated covers, pp 6 (lyrics page 2; music notation pages 3-6); a fine copy. The township of Jugiong is situated on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River in southern New South Wales, midway between Yass and Gundagai. In publishing this tune, Cassidy and Steele no doubt felt that they …

  • # 16919

    PARKER, K. Langloh (Katie Parker), 1856-1940

    The Euahlayi tribe : a study of Aboriginal life in Australia.

    / by K. Langloh Parker, with an introduction by Andrew Lang. London : Archibald Constable and Company, Ltd., 1905. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s blind blocked blue cloth (boards rubbed and lightly marked), spine lettered in gilt (sunned), front pastedown with bookplate of John Calaby, pp xxvii, 156; illustrated with 5 plates (photographic reproductions of drawings), …

  • # 17048

    KERR, Joan; BROADBENT, James

    Gothick taste in the colony of New South Wales

    Sydney : David Ell Press, in association with the Elizabeth Bay House Trust, 1980. Limited edition of 1500 numbered and signed copies (this is copy no. 1323). Quarto, publisher’s green cloth in illustrated dust jacket (front panel marked at top edge), 156 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white, index, bibliography; a very good copy. A …

  • # 16740

    HALL, Mary

    A woman in the Antipodes and in the Far East.

    London : Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1914. First edition. Octavo, original red cloth boards lettered in gilt (spine sunned) previous owner’s bookplate to front pastedown, School prize label dated 1929 to front free endpaper, half title with offsetting, frontispiece plate with tissue guard intact, pp. viii, 374, 31 pages of publisher’s advertisements, with 34 black-and-white …

  • # 16915

    MATHEW, John

    Eaglehawk and crow : a study of the Australian Aborigines, including an inquiry into their origin and a survey of Australian languages. 

    London : David Nutt ; Melbourne : Melville, Mullen and Slade, 1899. First edition. Octavo, original gilt lettered maroon cloth boards (upper board with tiny mark, else very clean and bright), bookplates to front pastedown and front free-endpaper, xvi, 288 pp, illustrated with [6] leaves of plates (1 folding linguistic map); uncut, a fine copy. …

  • # 15279


    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).

  • # 17095

    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 set of the regular account of the Baudin expedition to the Terres Australes, the text volumes in publisher’s wrappers, with the plates presented in both coloured and uncoloured states. 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 …

  • # 16696

    WHITE, John (1756-1832)

    Journal of a voyage to New South Wales (coloured edition)

    with sixty-five plates of non descript animals, birds, lizards, serpents, curious cones of trees and other natural productions by John White Esqre., Surgeon General to the settlement. London : J. Debrett, 1790. Quarto, full speckled calf, expertly rebacked preserving original spine, contrasting morocco title labels, decorated in gilt, edges rubbed, marbled endpapers, pp [xviii], 299, …

  • # 16425

    SHARP, Martin (1942-2013)

    [POSTER] Tiny Tim : World non-stop singing record, Luna Park. Jan. 12. $10 concert only … Century of song in one smash hit! (Inscribed by Martin Sharp)

    [Sydney, 1979]. Screenprint, from one stencil, 1015 x 750 mm; extensively annotated in black texta by the artist Martin Sharp, with comments such as ‘He did, in c. 2hrs. 20 mins.’, ‘Goody, Goody’, ‘Hooray and alleluia’, ‘Rise and shine today’, and ‘Michael had to have this’; signed and dated by the artist ‘10.9.86’; small sections …

  • # 16424

    SHARP, Martin (1942-2013)

    [POSTER] Tiny Tim, eternal troubadour. Opera House 5 Sept. 1982

    [Sydney, N.S.W. : McGregor, 1982]. Colour screenprint, from four stencils, 1010 x 760 mm, initialled “S” at lower right; a fair example with a few marks made by tape and white paint, mild creasing; unbacked. A rare original poster designed by the important Australian pop artist Martin Sharp, a friend, champion and collaborator of the …

  • # 17099

    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 …

  • # 16514

    [Warringah Printmakers Studio]; ANSON, Jennifer

    Natural Collection

    Sydney : Warringah Printmakers Studio, 2017. Elephant folio with printed wrappers, housed in buckram clam shell case with matching printed lining, in printed calico bag. A publication of twenty-nine prints of varying method, showing flora and fauna of Northern Sydney, accompanied by artists’ statements and scientific descriptions. Limited to an edition of 10 copies, with signatures …

  • # 14850

    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, …

  • # 16647

    Photographer unknown.

    Funeral of a crew member of HMS Royal Arthur, Sydney, 1898

    Silver albumen print photograph, 150 x 200 mm, laid on original board mount, 195 x 210 mm, verso with contemporary inscription in ink: ‘Sydney N.S.W. Australia. Funeral of one of my Mess mates who was crushed to death by the coal collier while coaling ship HMS Royal Arthur, 1898’; the albumen print slightly faded; the …

  • # 16962

    NOLAN, Cynthia (1908-1976); NOLAN, Sidney (1917-1992) (illustrator)


    London : Methuen, 1962. Octavo, publisher’s red cloth boards in Sidney Nolan dust jacket (worn at head of spine), pp 222, with illustrations by Sidney Nolan and numerous photographic plates; a near fine copy. Memoir of the Nolans’ journey through outback New South Wales, Central Australia, South Australia and Western Australia.

  • # 16382

    NORTON, Rosaleen (2 October 1917 – 5 December 1979); GREENLEES, Gavin

    The art of Rosaleen Norton : with poems by Gavin Greenlees (Signed by Norton and Greenlees)

    Sydney : Walter Glover, 1952. ‘This edition limited to one thousand copies, three hundred and fifty of which are bound in leather and six hundred and fifty with fabric. The first twenty copies include an original coloured work by Miss Norton. The number of this copy is 461’ (colophon). Quarto, red cloth boards (some fading) …

  • # 16383

    DALTON, Edward

    [OPERA] Photographic portraits of Henry Squires and Lucy Escott, Sydney, early 1860s

    Two albumen print photographs, carte de visite format, 101 x 64 mm (mounts), 90 x 57 mm (images), versos with imprint of Dalton’s Royal Photographic Gallery, Sydney; the albumen prints with some tiny ink spots, otherwise both cartes are in very good condition. The American opera singers Henry Squires (1825-1907) and Lucy Escott (1827-1895) arrived …

  • # 16073


    [TICHBORNE CASE] The great fight for £40,000 a year, between “Little Touchbone” the “Hampshire Infant” and Stoney-Hurst, the great Australian slogger.

    [Title from artist’s caption]. London : Albert Mendelssohn, [1871]. Albumen print photograph of a satirical cartoon (artist’s monogram the image), carte de visite format, 63 x 103 mm (mount), artist’s manuscript caption across the bottom margin of the image, mount with blind stamp of ‘Albert Mendelssohn, London’; recto printed ‘Copyright Registered’; in fine condition. The case of …

  • # 17077

    Kings Cross Community Aid and Information Service

    [SYDNEY] Kings Cross, 1936-1946.

    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 [17] 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- …

  • # 16352

    [LANG, John, 1816-64]

    [FISHER’S GHOST] Une cause célèbre en Australie. L’esprit.

    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 …

  • # 16123

    Photographer unknown.

    Cave House, Jenolan, circa 1897

    Albumen print photograph, 205 x 155 mm, laid down on its original board mount; manuscript caption in negative ‘Cave House Jenolan’ followed by indistinct sequence number ‘1681’ (?); no photographer’s imprint; albumen print in good condition with a few light marks; mount with scattered foxing recto and verso. The Jenolan Caves, located in the Blue …

  • # 16118

    KEESING, Nancy; LANG, John (1816 - 1864)

    John Lang & “The Forger’s Wife”

    Sydney : John Ferguson, 1979. Octavo, black cloth with silver lettering to spine, dust jacket; pp x, 234; includes facsmile of an early edition of the original novel. John Lang, born in Parramatta in 1816, was the first Australian-born novelist. His novel, The Forger’s Wife, or Emily Orford, was first separately published in 1855.

  • # 15881

    FAIRFAX, William

    Handbook to Australasia;

    being a brief historical and descriptive account of Victoria,Tasmania, South Australia, New South Wales, Western Australia and New Zealand. With a map of the Australasian colonies. Melbourne : William Fairfax and Co., 1859. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth by Detmold, binder’s ticket to front pastedown, spine with loss, advertisements to endpapers and bookplate for Rev. William McClure, …

  • # 15872

    CURRER-JONES, A[nnie]

    William Dawes, R. M. 1762 to 1836 (presentation copy)

    A sketch of his life, work and explorations (1787) in the first expedition to New South Wales : also as Governor of Sierra Leone, and in Antigua, West Indies. By his great-grand-daughter, A. Currer-Jones (VIVA). Torquay : W. H. Smith & Son, 1930. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth in gilt-lettered dustjacket (chipped and sunned), armorial bookplate to …

  • # 16464

    HEYWOOD, B. A.

    A vacation tour at the Antipodes, through Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, Queensland, and New Zealand, in 1861-1862.

    London : Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1863. Octavo, original blind blocked red cloth (discoloured and stained), spine lettered in gilt (faded, softened at head and tail, splitting along seam), front pastedown with later ex libris, engraved frontispiece, pp. viii, 251; 2 folding maps, 7 plates; edges uncut; internally clean. “As I was recommended …

  • # 15838

    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 …

  • # 16001

    CROFT, Thomas; TERRY, F.C. [Frederic Casemero] (artist), 1825-1869; SANDS & KENNY

    [EASTER ISLAND] Double Bay from South Head Road. [1853]

    Sydney & Melbourne: Sands & Kenny, [c.1867]. Illustrated letter paper, sheet 252 x 200 mm (lacking the blank third and fourth sides), steel engraving in black ink 118 x 168 mm (irregular), signed in image ‘Terry, del., 1853’; the letter paper is written on both remaining sides and bears a letter from the Tahiti-based merchant Thomas …

  • # 15895


    Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen. Handbuch der Reichspostdampfer-Linien nach Ostasien und Australien. No. 1, 1910.

    Bremen : Norddeutscher Lloyd, 1910. Octavo, publisher’s pictorial wrappers with original owner’s signature to front (lightly foxed, short paper split at head of spine); pp 113, with folding tables and folding colour map at rear; a good copy. Scarce commercial shipping publication containing N.D.L.’s timetables, rates, baggage and freight allowances etc. for all lines, including …

  • # 15922

    LILLEY, Norman (1876-1941)

    Lilley’s Magazine. Volume 1, number 2. July 1, 1911.

    Cover: Australian stories, articles, verses, pictures, miscellanies. Sydney : Norman Lilley, 1911. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (old tape repair to spine; darkened and chipped); pp 49-96; illustrated with photographic plates and line drawings; Scarce copy of the second issue of a very short-lived monthly literary magazine, edited and published in Sydney by Norman Lilley (1876-1941). …

  • # 15985


    Trade card with map of Australia and illustrated cartouches, 1889

    New York : Arbuckle Bros., [copyright 1889]. Trade card, 68 x 138 mm, recto with chromolithographed design incorporating map of australia and images of kangaroo, black swan, gold miner and sheep; verso with information about Arbuckle Bros’ coffee; in very good condition. The map lists some places which today may seem obscure, but which around …

  • # 15876

    TOWNSEND, Joseph Phipps

    Rambles and observations in New South Wales with skethes of men and manners, notices of the Aborigines, glimpses of scenery, and some hints to emigrants.

    London : Chapman and Hall, 1849. Octavo, later quarter-calf over cloth, contrasting title label to spine, pp. vii; [1]; 312. Ferguson 5213.

  • # 15897

    MUNDY, Godfrey Charles

    Our antipodes : or, residence and rambles in the Australasian colonies. With a glimpse of the gold fields.

    Third edition, complete in one volume. London : Richard Bentley, 1855. Octavo, gilt-decorated crushed morocco (edges rubbed), all edges gilt, presentation inscription to preliminary blank ‘Henry Bruce from his sincere friend Edward R. M. Baskerville on his leaving Eton, Election 1859’, tinted lithograph frontispiece, pp. [viii]; 637; seven further tinted lithographs, a very good copy.

  • # 16086

    Sydney from Milson’s Point

    Sydney & Melbourne : Sands & Kenny, [circa 1855]. Sheet of writing paper, 250 x 400 mm, folding into four pages (repair to fold), with steel engraved illustration (a faint impression), paper with mild toning, faint wet stamp of R. Clarke, publisher verso, else good. This engraving was made after F.C. Terry, who was commissioned …

  • # 16000

    TERRY, F.C. [Frederic Casemero] (artist), 1825-1869; SANDS & KENNY

    Government House from the Botanical Gardens. [1853]

    Sydney & Melbourne: Sands & Kenny, [c.1867]. Illustrated letter paper, sheet 252 x 200 mm (folded in half), paper watermarked ‘Sands & Kenny’, steel engraving in black ink 110 x 144 mm (irregular), signed in image ‘Terry, del., 1853’; second side with wet stamp of Sydney publisher and stationer J.R. Clarke; the letter paper is unused …

  • # 16074

    A brief statement of facts in connection with an overland expedition from Lake George to Port Phillip in 1824.

    Third edition : with addenda. Yass : J. J. Brown, 1874. Octavo, original flush-cut pebbled cloth (upper board nearly detached), printed paper title label, bookplate inside upper board from Henry White, portrait frontispiece lithographed by Charles Turner of Melbourne, pp. 112, foxing to preliminaries. A good copy. The 1824 expedition overland to Port Phillip is …

  • # 15999

    TERRY, F.C. [Frederic Casemero] (artist), 1825-1869; SANDS & KENNY

    Sydney Cove from Fort Macquarie. [1853]

    Sydney & Melbourne: Sands & Kenny, [c.1867]. Illustrated letter paper, sheet 252 x 200 mm (folded in half), paper watermarked ‘Sands & Kenny’, steel engraving in black ink 115 x 169 mm (irregular), signed in image ‘Terry, del., 1853’; second side with wet stamp of Sydney publisher and stationer J.R. Clarke; the letter paper is unused …

  • # 16064

    GREGORY, George

    Photographic portraits of a mother and daughter, Goulburn, New South Wales, 1865-66.

    Two albumen print photographs, carte de visite format, each 63 x 103 mm, versos with imprint of ‘G. Gregory Photographer Auburn Street Goulburn’, and contemporary inscriptions in ink and pencil: ‘Oct. 17th 1865, Aged 15 years / E. Andrews, Goulburn’ and ‘Age 50 years 1866 / Taken April 1866’, respectively; the albumen prints and mounts …

  • # 16014

    REEP, Richard Thompson; [CAMERON, Roderick William, 1823-1900]; [ROYAL MAIL STEAM PACKET COMPANY]

    [MARITIME] Letter from the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company to shipping line owner R.W. Cameron regarding the conveyance of mails on the new Panama Route to Australia

    London, 12 August 1859. Entire letter, 2 pp small quarto, on the engraved letterhead of the ‘Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, No 55, Moorgate Street, London’, from Richard Thompson Reep, Secretary of the RMSCPC, to R.W. Cameron, owner of the R.M. Cameron & Co. Shipping Line, New York; Reep’s message is a reply to Cameron’s enquiries about …

  • # 16047

    KNIGHT, Dempsey

    [SOUND RECORDING] Dempsey Knight : authentic Australian Aboriginal singer

    [Warsaw, Poland] : Polskie Nagrania “Muza”, [1969]. Analog sound recording on vinyl, 45 rpm, 7 inch, mono, illustrated jacket; the vinyl is in good condition, with a few small marks; the jacket is near fine, with original owner’s annotation to back. Track listing: Side 1. Annabelle (folk tune, arr. Bizony). Side 2. I don’t bare [i.e. care] who knows …

  • # 16012

    WATKINSON, C. (lithographer)

    Town Hall, Sydney. (After a photograph by York & Son, Notting Hill W.)

    [London? : s.n, c.1896]. Chromolithograph with gum arabic, sheet 168 x 215 mm, signed in the image lower right ‘C.Watkinson, ’96’; in good condition, top right corner a trifle bruised and a couple of toning spots at bottom left corner. Appears unrecorded in Australian collections.

  • # 15580

    SCHOLES, David

    The way of an angler : an appreciation of fly-fishing on many waters

    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.

  • # 15825

    Compiler unknown.

    [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 …