New South Wales
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 …
[WINE] William Tyrrell, first Anglican Bishop of Newcastle, New South Wales, and other members of the Tyrrell family, 1860-62
An important group of six early photographic portraits of members of the Tyrrell family, one of the most significant families in the history of the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales. William Tyrrell, Bishop, 1807-1879. [Sydney, 1860. Photographer unknown]. Albumen print with hand colouring, 93 x 73 mm (oval), laid down on its original card …
GLAISTER, Thomas Skelton (1825-1904)
[Sydney] : Thomas Glaister, probably between 1858 and 1860. Ambrotype photograph with hand colouring, exposed image 130 x 95 mm (approximately half plate size), original wooden-based leather case with gilt edges and velvet lining (brass clasps intact, but the two halves of the case separated along the seam), original brass mat (a few mould spiders, else fine), stamped …
LEWIN, John William (1770 -1819)
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. London : Henry …
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. …
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 …
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 …
[Sydney : between 1879 and 1882]. Albumen print photograph, 175 x 240 mm, laid down on a nineteenth century album page of thick card, contemporary inscription in French beneath image ‘Palais du Gouvernement (sic)’; the albumen print is in very good condition (the tiny amount of loss at the top left corner was probably evident …
[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 …
STEPHENS, James Brunton; D'ARCY, Mary and Ellen
London : Macmillan & Co., 1871. First edition. Small octavo, original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt; recased with new endpapers, but retaining the original free endpapers, the front endpaper bearing the blind stamp of Brisbane booksellers Watson & Co.; the title page inscribed 'Elly E. D'Arcy from Mary, 29th Decr. 1873' and at the …
TAIT, R.G.; CHINESE AUSTRALIAN HERALD
Supplement to the Chinese Australian Herald [Guang Yi Hua Bao], September 3rd, 1897. [Sydney : Chinese Australian Herald, 1897]. Separately issued broadsheet, sheet 440 x 285 mm, printed on both sides in black ink on white paper, original horizontal fold, recto with illustration signed 'R.G. Tait' at lower right, captioned across lower margin 'Sketches at …
ROSE STEREOGRAPH CO.
forming up on the Thames Embankment. Melbourne ; Sydney ; Wellington ; London : The Rose Stereograph Co., . Stereoscopic gelatin silver print photograph (mount 95 x 175 mm), from the series Great suffragette demonstration in London, serial no. 11,954, printed title beneath the images; recto of mount imprinted The Rose Stereographs Melbourne ; Sydney …
London : Smith, Elder & Co., 1847. Duodecimo, publisher's gilt-lettered red cloth (worn, chipped at head of spine), pp. vii; 267, waterstain to read endpapers. As well as much detail on the penal history of the colony, it includes chapters on Aborigines, Women in the colony and the new settlement at Port Phillip. Ferguson 4593
[BENNETT, William Rubery]; GADSEN, Jennifer
Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne Fine Art Gallery, 1996. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, 50 pp. Exhibition catalogue of 39 works by one of Australia's early impressionist painters, several reproduced in colour; includes “previously unseen works from the artist's studio given to Vi Bennett by the artist over the years.”; a good copy.
BREWSTER, H.D.; LUTHER, Virginia (illustrator)
Sydney, NSW : H.C. Brewster, . Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (lightly foxed, chipped at head and tail of spine) featuring a design by Rosaleen Norton, title page and last leaf with off-setting and foxing, 128 pp, illustrated with sketches by Virginia Luther. The scarce first edition of this self-published book on Sydney's famous bohemian and …
LANG, John Dunmore (1799-1878)
institution, or college, in New South Wales : and to demonstrate the practicability of effecting an extensive emigration of the industrious classes from the mother country to that colony. Sydney : Printed by Stephens and Stokes, 1831. Octavo, old marbled wrappers, pp 27, first 2 leaves with minor creasing flaws, light foxing, pale water stain …
SYDNEY MAIL NEWSPAPER
[Sydney] : Sydney Mail, [between 1925 and 1931]. Panoramic photograph from two gelatin silver prints, 143 x 340 mm, laid down on its original board mount; verso with wet stamp 'Copyright Photograph by “Sydney Mail”'; the gelatin prints are in very good condition; accompanied by contemporary card inscribed 'Loading blocks of granodiorite to be used …
WHITFIELD George (1808-1864)
Entire letter addressed to Robert J. Pennent Esqr., Belfast, Ireland, cancelled with oval PAID SHIP LETTER SYDNEY OC 9 1840 in red, and straight-line SHIP LETTER in black; arrival marking BELFAST FE 17 1841; manuscript in ink written in a neat hand on 3 sides of one folded folio sheet of gilt-edged writing paper; address …
NEWTON, Rev. John, 1725-1807; [JOHNSON, Rev. Richard, 1753-1827]
/ By the Rev. John Newton … extracted from his posthumous works. To which are annexed a few pieces of poetry, by the same author. London : Printed for J. Johnson et al., 1809. Octavo, straight-grained morocco (rebacked); inscription to front free endpaper ‘Priscilla Martha Victoria Vickers, given to her mother by her early friend Mrs …
Ink and wash on paper, 350 x 455 mm (sheet); laid down on modern backing sheet; some loss along the early vertical fold line (mainly at the extremities) and in bottom left corner of sheet. A relatively early manuscript map showing Australia and Van Diemen's Land, as well as New Guinea and parts of the …
[=Customs and traditions in New South Wales]. [Stockholm : s.n., 1860]. Series: Allmän historia no. 36. Square duodecimo, upper wrapper with lithographed illustration captioned Bröllop i Nya Syd-Wales (Marriage ceremony in New South Wales), detached and chipped at edges; pp 14 (of 16), lacking lower wrapper with last page of text; in Swedish, in Gothic …
Octavo, cloth bound boards in dustjacket, pp. 327, illustrated. “This book traces the genesis of the Barrington books in rich and evocative detail, offering a compelling account of publishing history in England and on the continent, and displaying the subtle machinations of the book trade in a world without copyright laws. Throughout, The Celebrated George …
GILROY, Thomas Newman, Cardinal (1896-1977)
Typed letter, single quarto sheet, on letterhead of St. Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, with embossed seal of the Archbishop of Sydney, dated 26 November 1960, addressed to Rt. Rev. Mgr. Felice Cenci, Rector, Urban College de Propaganda Fide, Rome; a letter of introduction for Sir Edward Ford, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Director of Public Health …
With decorations by James Emery. Sydney : Sunnybrook Press, 1937. Quarto, gilt-lettered boards in dustjacket (fine), pp. 121, line illustrations, original card slipcase Limited to 150 numbered copies signed by the author and publisher. A near perfect copy.
172 illustrations par Riou, gravees par Pannemaker. Cover title: Voyages extraordinaires : Les enfants du Capitaine Grant. Paris : Bibliothèque d'éducation et de récréation, J. Hetzel et Cie., n.d. . Large octavo, three volumes in one, original publisher's pictorial blue and red cloth gilt (boards lightly marked), spine with gilt lettering and decoration, rear hinge …
EGAN, Pierce, 1772-1849; [JOHN THURTELL; JOSEPH HUNT]
London : Knight & Lacey, 1824. Octavo, recent half black morocco over marbled boards, gilt, spine with raised bands lettered in gilt, modern marbled endpapers, frontispiece engraving, A correct view of the execution, taken on the spot by an eminent artist (as called for by Ferguson), with a second frontispiece engraving (apparently not present in any …
NEWMAN, John Hubert
Welcome Arch for Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe Coburg and Gotha, Macquarie Street, Sydney, 1868
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite, 59 x 84 mm, 65 x 106 mm (mount); verso imprinted with the photographer's monogram and J.H. Newman 53, South Head Road, Sydney, and with several contemporary inscriptions identifying landmarks in the photograph: 'Macquarie St. / Mint / Infirmary / Legislative Assembly / Scotch Church / Rev. Allwood's / …
NORTON, Rosaleen, 1917-1979; GREENLEES, Gavin
Sydney : Walter Glover, 1982. De-luxe edition limited to 50 numbered copies signed by the publisher (no. 23), inscribed on the limitation page 'Best wishes Lyle, with memories of your copy boy days. Walter Glover 1982'. Facsimile reprint of the first edition (Sydney: Walter Glover, 1952). Quarto, red cloth with gilt lettering to front board and …