[WASHBOURNE, Thomas Jetson, 1832-1905]
Maggie Stone, granddaughter of Queen Mary of the Wolgalu (Monaro district, southern New South Wales). Photographed in the Tangambalanga district near the Murray River, northeast Victoria, circa 1869.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 64 mm (mount); no photographer’s imprint (verso blank); a strong print with good tonal range and clarity. One of a seres of indigenous portraits taken in northeast Victoria around 1869 by travelling photographer Thomas J. Washbourne. These portraits were probably taken on the Aboriginal reserve at Tangambalanga …
TAYLOR, J.T.E.; MOREHEAD, R.A.A.
Letter from a mining surveyor reporting on the Bon Accord copper mine at Burra, South Australia. June, 1848.
Manuscript in ink on laid paper, bifolium, [1 1/2] pp, foolscap folio (320 x 200 mm), headed “Bon Accord” Mine, 1st June 1848; signed at foot J.T.E. Taylor; outer side with address panel addressed to R.A.A. Morehead Esq., Scottish Australian Investment Co., O’Connell Street, Sydney; endorsed by the sender loose letter and per Juno, with …
MENPES, Mortimer Luddington (1855-1938)
Mortimer Menpes, Adelaide-born British artist : autograph note, signed, revealing his romantic feelings towards a young woman, possibly Australian socialite Pearl Faithfull. London, circa 1899.
Manuscript in ink on  pp of an octavo bifolium (180 x 110 mm), on embossed letterhead with Menpes’ Chelsea address ’25 Cadogan Gardens, S.W.’ (this residence, which Menpes had designed by the architect Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo and which was spectacularly decorated in the Japanese style, was completed in 1888, and Menpes and his family …
S.H. BENSON (publisher); Photographer unknown.
[Between 1900 and 1910. Possibly New South Wales or Queensland. Photographic glass magic lantern slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, printed series title to mount: ‘By Forest and Desert’, together with printed label of the maker, ‘S.H. Benson, 1, Tudor St., London, E.C.’ and printed sequence number ’24’; the slide is in fine …
[ROBERT BURNS]; BUCHANAN, Duncan
Robert Burns : a toast : “To the immortal memory” / delivered by Dr. D. Buchanan, Coolamon, N.S.W. at the Canberra Highland Society and Burns Club 25th January, 1937. (Signed by the author)
[Coolamon, N.S.W.? : s.n., 1937?]. “Re-printed from the Coolamon-Ganmain Farmers’ Review, March, 1937”. Octavo, printed wrappers (light vertical crease, sunned, mild silverfishing), stapled,  pp; inscribed on the upper wrapper by the author ‘To Mr. Allan Grant, with best wishes from Duncan Buchanan’; contents clean. Scarce piece of Australian Burnsiana. The only copy recorded in Australian …
FARMER & COMPANY
The Blaxland galleries eighth and ninth floors, new building : Farmer & Company Limited, officially opened 16th September, 1929, by his Excellency the State Governor, Admiral Sir Dudley de Chair, K.C.B., M.V.O. Sydney, N.S.W.
Sydney : Farmer & Co. Limited, . Octavo (230 x 150 mm), original textured green paper wrappers with vignette illustration of the Farmer’s Building, staple bound, 24 pp, monochrome illustrations throughout; some mild silverfishing to endpapers and light foxing to colophon, but a very good copy. Rare souvenir booklet commemorating the opening of one of …
Compiled and published by J. Pearson ; drawn by Kenneth Craigie. Sydney : J. Pearson, circa 1925. Map measuring 94 x 74 cm, folding in publisher’s illustrated paper wrappers, a couple of tears along folds, else very good. Cover title : Pearson’s reliable road map. A complete guide to New South Wales and important parts …
PUBLIC LIBRARY OF NEW SOUTH WALES.
: in the Dixson Wing of the National Library building by His Excellency the Governor, Admiral Sir Dudley de Chair … October 21st, 1929. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1929. Limited to 200 numbered copies (this is number 127, initialled ‘A & R’). Octavo (235 x 150 mm), printed textured papered boards, frontispiece photographic plate, …
GRAHAM, Rev. John
Lawrence Struilby; or, observations and experiences during twenty-five years of bush-life in Australia.
London : Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, and Green, 1863. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (rubbed), pp. xv; 292, , lacking the rear free endpaper, a few internal stains. With the ownership inscription of ‘Mr. Hindmarsh, Alne Bank, Geringyong 1865’. ‘In 1824, Governor Brisbane reserved 600 acres (2.4 km²) for the present Gerringong township. In 1827, Michael Hindmarsh and …
DOOLEY, Gillian and Danielle CLODE
Mile End, S.A. : Wakefield Press, 2019. Large octavo (234 x 136 mm) trade paperback, pp x, 448, colour illustrations, maps; brand new publication. ‘The European maritime explorers who first visited the bays and beaches of Australia brought with them diverse assumptions about the inhabitants of the country, most of them based on sketchy or …
GRAHAM-STEWART, Michael; McWHANNELL, Francis; DICKSON, Jonathan
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 …
BAYLEY, William A.
Nowra, NSW : Shoalhaven Shire Council, 1975. Octavo, publisher’s cloth covered boards in pictorial dust jacket (some light staining), endpaper maps, 271 pp, b/w illustrations, mild foxing to edges, pp 193-4 with short tear at fore-edge margin, else clean and sound.
DODD, Graeme; VIDLER, Kornelia.
Sydney : Rustic Charm, 1988. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 120, illustrated.
[FRYER, Benjamin N.]
Cover title: Traditions. Sydney : Printing Industry Craftsmen of Australia, . Signed by the author on the final leaf Ben Fryer Dec. 28 ’37. Octavo, patterned card wrappers with gilt lettering to front, in original glassine jacket, silk ties, frontispiece half tone photographic plate of the Sirius anchor monument in Macquarie Place, Sydney,  pp; a fine copy. …
AUSTRALIAN PAPER MANUFACTURERS.
[Melbourne] : Australian Paper Manufacturers, 1945. Quarto, publisher’s illustrated wrappers (lightly marked), 27 pp, illustrated; a clean copy. A special issue of this trade journal devoted to the Botany paper mills in Sydney. The State Library of New South Wales holds the only copy of this issue in Australian collections; no complete set of Paper …
BAINBRIDGE, Oliver (1877-1922); EMPIRE LITERATURE SOCIETY (SYDNEY)
[Sydney : Empire Literature Society], 1919. Invitation card, 120 x 150 mm, printed recto only, addressed to Mr and Mrs Menzies [G. K. Menzies, Secretary of the Royal Society of Arts, London], for Oliver Bainbridge’s lecture to be held at the Empire Literature Society on Monday, March 24, 1919, with the Governor of New South Wales, …