LANG, John Dunmore (1799-1878)
The question of questions! or, Is this colony to be transformed into a province of the Popedom? : a letter to the Protestant landholders of New South Wales.
Sydney : printed by J. Tegg and Co., 1841. Octavo, stitched wrappers, covers lightly creased and foxed, 61 pp, some corners dog-eared but pages clean, a sound original copy. Ferguson 3235. Polemical work by the prolific Sydney Presbyterian clergyman, educationalist, and politician, Rev. John Dunmore Lang (1799-1878).
BERGASSE, Nicolas and A.-M.-J. CHASTENET DE PUYSEGUR (attributed); [La Pérouse, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de, 1741-1788]
[LA PEROUSE] La journée des dupes : pièce tragi-politi-comique : représentée sur le Théatre National par les grands Comédiens de la Patrie.
[Paris] : s.n., 1790. Octavo, modern marbled wrappers; 86 pp, engraved head-piece; a fine copy. Attributed to N. Bergasse and to A.M.J. Chasténet, marquis de Puysegur, this satirical play counts amongst its main characters the French explorer La Pérouse and his “Indian” (i.e. Polynesian) servant, O Paria. The other characters, all important figures in the …
LANG, John Dunmore (1799-1878)
Account of the steps taken, in England, with a view to the establishment of an academic 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 to top edges; a good copy. A …
[WRAXALL, Sir Nathaniel William, 1751-1831]
of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Seven … The Sixth Edition, with additions. London : Printed for J. Debrett, opposite Burlington House, Piccadilly, 1787. Octavo, in modern marbled wrappers, pp iv, 86; internally clean and fresh, a very good copy. Ferguson 27; Sabin 80688 (4th edition). On pages 77-83, the anonymous author, now known to be …
Canberra : National Library of Australia, 1998. Quarto, illustrated laminated boards, pp. 68, illustrated. Westall was a landscape and figure painter on the voyage of The Investigator, captained by Matthew Flinders, 1801; survey and chronology of the voyage; paintings include four portraits from Port Jackson; Port Lincoln; King George’s Sound; Blue Mud Bay: Body of …
Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2014. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 168, illustrated. ‘True light and shade’ is filled with beautiful images by convict artist Joseph Lycett that powerfully capture in intimate detail Aboriginal life, a rare record of Aboriginal people within the vicinity of Newcastle and how they adapted to European settlement before cultural …
[FITZSIMMONS, Robert ("Bob"), 1863-1917]; RICHARD K. FOX (publisher)
Photographic portrait of champion Anglo-New Zealand-Australian-American bare knuckle boxer Bob Fitzsimmons in a fighting stance, taken in New York in 1893.
Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 162 x 106 mm (mount); the print is embossed at lower left ‘Copyright 1893 Richard K. Fox’; removed from an old frame, the print and mount have suffered some surface loss around the edges, particularly at the bottom margin where Fox’s imprint with his Franklin Square, New York address …
MILLIGAN, Joseph Charles (photographer); [BUDGE, George S. B., RN]
Photograph of a watercolour drawing of HMS Blanche aground on a coral reef in the Torres Strait near Cape Somerset, April 1870; with an eyewitness account by a crewman on the reverse. New South Wales, 1868-1871.
Albumen print photograph of a watercolour drawing, carte de visite format, 105 x 64 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘J. C. Milligan Photographer, 84 King St. Sydney’ and a fully contemporary inscription in pencil written by a survivor of the shipwreck: ‘This was as the ship appeared at low water with the raft which …
[NEW SOUTH WALES GOVERNMENT PHOTOGRAPHER, attributed]
Albumen print photograph, 220 x 355 mm, laid down on split card (section of original album page), titled Trial Bay in manuscript in negative bottom right; a superb print with rich tonal range and great clarity, in fine condition (very short edge tear bottom left). Rare early view of the settlement at Trial Bay on …
FITZGERALD, John Coghlan, Captain (1803-1859)
[MORETON BAY; PORT JACKSON] Remarks. HMS Vernon: East Indies and China, 1847-1848. HMS Winchester, the same. HMS Calliope Australia and then to England, via Cape of Horn and Rio de Janiero 1854-1855.
Naval log. Small quarto (230 x 186 mm), original half vellum over marbled boards, marbled edges, marbled endpapers, manuscript in ink, pp [1 title page], , on faint ruled paper; written in a neat, legible hand; very clean throughout. Naval journal of Captain John Coghlan Fitzgerald, R.N. (1803-1859). Fitzgerald, who had joined the navy at …
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 62 x 102 mm; verso with imprint of H. Toose, Photographic Artist, [the printed address, Corrimel Street, Wollongong, A few doors from Crown Street, has been crossed out by the photographer], and contemporary inscription in ink ‘Nov. 1st 73’; the albumen print has a little mottling in the negative, …
[AUSTRALIAN SOCIALISM] The privileged loafer : who he is, what he is, where he came from, and what he has done.
Cover: Being a series of articles reprinted from The People in reply to assertions made by the “Daily Telegraph” as to Privileged Loaferdom being the chief feature of unemployment, and showing the privileges enjoyed by the poor “loafer”, together with historical and statistical facts from which the real Privileged Loafer is placed in his economic …
BAXTER & McDONALD
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 63 mm (mount); verso imprinted ‘Baxter & McDonald, Photographers, Cooma, Manaro [sic], N.S.W.’; a strong print with exceptional clarity, in fine condition. A rare carte de visite by the southern New South Wales travelling partnership of Robert Baxter and Alexander McDonald, who were based in Cooma in 1870-71. …
LANG, George Dunmore (et al)
[Caption title]. Beneath title: “Union is Strength”. Sydney : Printed by F. Mason, . Broadside (250 x 203 mm), lithograph printed recto only on blue paper; very mild sunning and wear at edges, but a near fine copy. Ferguson, 14446 This obscure prospectus for a Sydney newspaper aimed at the Presbyterian readership in New South Wales …
BOAKE, Barcroft Capel (1838-1921)
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 64 mm (mount); verso with impprint of ‘B. C. Boake. From Freeman Bros. Photographer. 330 George St. Sydney. (over Mr. Jones, Jeweller &c.)’; the print is strong and has good tonal range, and the mount is clean. An accomplished full-length portrait by Irish-born photographer Barcroft Capel …
Sydney : Sydney Mail, 1934. Folio (405 mm tall), wonderful illustrated colour wrappers signed F. W., pp. 60, numerous advertisements, illustrated articles about society, fashion, a Royal Visit, ‘the drift of Poland towards Germany’, motoring, etc. A fine Australian art deco publication.