New South Wales

  • # 18039

    LA PÉROUSE, Jean-François de Galaup (1741–1788)

    Voyage de la Pérouse autour du monde, publié conformément au Décret du 22 Avril 1791, et rédigé par M. L. A. Milet-Mureau.

    Paris : de l’Imprimerie de la République, 1797. Four volumes quarto, (315 mm tall) and atlas volume (605 mm tall, 450 mm wide); the five volumes bound in matching contemporary half-crushed morocco, spines lettered and tooled in gilt, marbled boards, a fine period binding; with full wide margins, vol. I with half-title, engraved frontispiece portrait …

  • # 17896

    KING, Henry (1855-1923)

    Aboriginal man with throwing club, parrying shield and boomerangs, 1890s

    Photographic glass magic lantern slide, 82 x 82 mm, contemporary handwritten captions to the mount: ‘Australian Aborigine’ and ‘H. King, Sydney’; the slide is in perfect condition. A photograph taken in the studio of the major Sydney photographer Henry King, probably in the early 1890s. The painted backdrop and studio props are reminiscent of the …

  • # 17627

    KERRY & JONES [KERRY, Charles, 1857-1928; JONES, C.D.]

    [COOGEE BEACH] “Peeps in Sunny New South Wales” / All Xmas Joys be Thine.

    Circa 1890. Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format (mount 112 x 165 mm), recto of mount printed in gold at upper and lower margins “Peeps in Sunny New South Wales” / All Xmas Joys be Thine., and with the imprint of the Sydney photographic firm of Kerry & Jones at bottom right; verso with faint early …

  • # 17909


    Athletic, boxing and gymnasium list / Mick Simmons Ltd.

    Haymarket, N.S.W. : Mick Simmons Ltd., [July 1938]. Single sheet, 173 x 525 mm, folding to 173 x 105 mm, [10] pp (including front cover) describing and illustrating boxing, track and field, and gymnasium equipment; date at foot of last panel, ‘7 – 38’; a good copy. Appears unrecorded in Australian collections.

  • # 17755


    Alstons’ patent steel windmills, patent steel-framed galvanized stock troughs, pumps, valves and fittings.

    South Melbourne : James Alston, [1928?]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 128 pp, illustrated throughout, a fine copy. Approximate dating suggested by reference to a ‘1927 model’. A superbly produced and illustrated agricultural trade catalogue – a goldmine for research into life on the land in Australia in the interwar years. Copies of this edition …

  • # 17490

    BAVIN, Thomas Rainsford (1874-1941)

    Thomas Rainsford Bavin : extracts from his speeches, 1923-1932. (Presentation copy)

    With a foreword by the Right Hon. J.G. Latham, P.C. Sydney : Halstead Printing Co., 1933. Limited edition of 300 copies, for private circulation only. Octavo, original blind blocked brown cloth boards, a presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free-endpaper ‘With very kind regards, T.R. Bavin, Oct. 1933’; frontispiece portrait of Bavin; pp …

  • # 17652

    BROADBENT, James; EVANS, Ian; LUCAS, Clive; DUPAIN, Max (photographer)

    The golden decade of Australian architecture : the work of John Verge

    / text by James Broadbent ; photography by Max Dupain. Sydney : David Ell Press in association with the Elizabeth Bay House Trust, 1978. Limited edition of 1500 copies, numbered and signed by Max Dupain and Clive Lucas (Chairman of the Trustees of Elizabeth Bay House); this is copy no. 570. Quarto, publisher’s cloth boards with …

  • # 17122

    GORDON, Joseph

    The emigrant barque : with some traits of Australian life and culture, in prose and verse

    Edinburgh : Maclachlan & Stewart, 1871. Octavo, half-calf, cloth covered boards with decoration in blind (rubbed), bookplates on front pastedown and endpaper, pp. 398. With descriptions of the Bathurst gold fields.

  • # 17035

    POLEHAMPTON, Arthur, Rev.

    Kangaroo land

    London : Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1862. First edition. Octavo, blind blocked purple cloth boards, gilt lettering to spine (sunned), recent bookplate to front pastedown, free-endpaper with gift inscription dated 1866; lithographed frontispiece (tissue guard intact), title with vignette illustration, pp 269; front hinge cracked, else a good, clean copy. The account of a …

  • # 17759

    "WURAMA" (editor)

    Bushranging days

    Melbourne : Georgian House, 1944. First edition. Octavo, pictorial stiff wrappers, stapled, 99 pp, illustrated with line drawings in the text, a very good copy. ‘In this book, the first “anthology” of Australian bushranging, the editor has brought together a variety of narratives from contemporary writers illustrative of that disreputable phase of Australian history which …

  • # 16955

    ELLIS, M. H.

    Francis Greenway. His life and times (deluxe edition)

    Sydney : The Shepherd Press, 1949. Quarto, full crushed morocco, slipcase, illustrated endpapers, pp. 292, portrait frontispece, tipped-in plates. The deluxe edition, limited to 350 copies. A fine publication on the important colonial architect.

  • # 16760

    RAYMOND, James (compiler)

    The New South Wales Calendar and General Post Office Directory, 1832

    Sydney : Stephens &​ Stokes, 1832. Octavo, original publisher’s green cloth (rubbed and stained), remnants of original paper label to spine; front pastedown with early binder’s ticket of William Moffitt, King Street, Sydney; folding frontispiece map of Sydney Town dated 1831; pp. vi, [iv]; 7 – 204, colour folding plate of signal flags mostly missing, …

  • # 17716

    JERVIS, James; KELLY, Vince (ed.)

    The history of Woollahra : A record of events from 1788 to 1960 and a centenary of local government

    Sydney : the Municipal Council of Woollahra, [1960]. Quarto, illustrated boards with gold lettering, pp 194. Illustrated with black and white photographic plates throughout.

  • # 16761

    DUCKWORTH, James

    A trip round the world

    Rochdale : James Clegg, 1893. Octavo, lettered cloth (lightly marked), spine lettered in gilt, frontispiece portrait of the author and his wife, pp. vii; [i]; 167, 5 leaves of plates; pencilled inscriptions to endpaper and preliminary blanks; a good copy. Memoir a voyage to Australia via Cape Town, including sections on Hobart, Sydney, Melbourne, Ballarat, …

  • # 16696

    WHITE, John (1756-1832)

    Journal of a voyage to New South Wales

    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, …

  • # 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 …