New South Wales

  • # 24454

    Soul of a city : the City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    Conception: Oswald Ziegler; principal photography: Max Dupain; text: John Thompson. Sydney : produced by O. Ziegler Pub., and distributed by Angus &​ Robertson, [1962]. Quarto, papered boards in illustrated dustjacket (chipped and stained), pp. [72], illustrated. Sydney in the sixties, photographed by Dupain.

  • # 22949

    Hawkesworth, John (1715-17773); Cook, James (1728-1779); King, James

    An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of his present Majesty for making discoveries in the southern hemisphere,

    and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour: drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, Esq; by John Hawkesworth, Ll.D. in three volumes. Illustrated with cuts, and a great variety …

  • # 24673

    Hayes, William (1735-1802)

    Portraits of rare and curious birds, with their descriptions from the Menagery of Osterley Park, in the county of Middlesex.

    London : printed by W. Bulmer and Co., Shakespeare Printing Office; and published for the author by R. Faulder, 1794 [ – 1799]. Quarto, contemporary full calf (edges worn), spine with contrasting morocco title label (chipped at head and foot, rubbed), bookplate for Frances Hubert Barclay to pastedown, front hinge weak, two volumes in one, …

  • # 24732

    FORSTER, Georg (1754-1794)

    Cook, the discoverer

    Sydney : Hordern House, 2007. Australian Maritime Museum Series No 6. One of 1000 copies bound in quarter tan kangaroo with speckled papered sides. Small quarto, frontispiece plate, pp 276; includes an introductory essay by Nigel Erskine,  facsimile of the original German book, followed by an English translation; a fine copy. The German naturalist and …

  • # 23482

    BAUME, Joseph Wellesh

    Aboriginal group, including a man holding a broad shield, with two Europeans. Murray River (northern Victoria or southern New South Wales), circa 1868.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 65 x 102 mm (mount), verso with wet stamp of ‘Jos[ep]h Baume, Photographic Artist. From Swanston Street, Melbourne.’ and inscription in ink ‘No. 3’ (presumably the photographer’s sequence number); the albumen print is in very good condition (a tiny dint above the man with the broad shield), with …

  • # 24127

    Celebrity Circuit Pty. Ltd. (promoter)

    Harlem Blackbirds, 32 sepia stars : souvenir programme of Australia’s first coloured revue : Palladium Stage Theatre

    /​ direction: Celebrity Circuit Pty. Ltd. [Sydney] : Celebrity Circuit, [1955]. Quarto (280 x 215 mm), original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, [14] pp, sepia tone photographic illustrations throughout; a fine copy. Rare programme for the Sydney season at the Palladium Theatre of the Harlem Blackbirds’ groundbreaking tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1955-56. The …

  • # 24117

    American & Australasian Photographic Company. [MERLIN, Beaufoy, c.1830-1873]

    Photograph of the paddle steamer “Premier”, an early Sydney Harbour steam ferry, 1870-72.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 62 x 104 mm (mount), contemporary inscription in ink above image: ‘Henry Perdriau & J. Watson, owners’; verso imprinted ‘American & Australasian Photographic Company, Sydney Office, 324 George Street. Beaufoy Merlin’; the albumen print is in very good condition, with just a couple of light marks in the sky …

  • # 24171


    [SYDNEY; THEATRE; CINEMA] Minerva. Whitehall Productions presents “Mr. Smart Guy”.

    [Cover title]. Sydney, NSW : Publicity Pty. Ltd., 1941. Small quarto (247 x 184 mm), original pictorial wrappers (light vertical fold), staple bound, 16 pp, with photographic portraits, including writer/director Alec Coppel and actors, advertisements for local businesses; a good copy. Programme produced for the world premiere on May 10 1941 of the play Mr. …

  • # 23900

    Maker unknown.

    [MICROSCOPE SLIDE] Precious Opal. Australia.

    [United Kingdom : s.n., circa 1900]. Glass microscope slide, 75 x 25 mm, the mount with original label printed ‘Mineral’ and with contemporary manuscript caption in ink ‘Precious Opal. Australia’; in fine condition. An attractive microscope slide containing thousands of opal fragments, most likely from New South Wales, Queensland or South Australia.  

  • # 24206

    [KRAMER, Jack]

    Jack Kramer presents World Championship Tennis.

    Rozelle, N.S.W. : Standard Pub. House, 1959. Large octavo (240 x 170 mm), publisher’s pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with diagonal crease, lower wrapper with short tear to bottom corner), staple bound, 24 pp, photographic illustrations, advertisements, and profiles on the stars of American promoter Jack Kramer’s professional tour of Australia, including Ken Rosewall, Lew Hoad, …

  • # 24030

    DARE, Eric; LIVERMORE Reg (1938 - )

    Eric Dare proudly presents Reg Livermore in Wonder Woman

    with the augmented Baxter Funt Rock Ensemble and The Reginas. Devised and designed by Reg Livermore. Directed by Peter Batey. Choreographed by Keith Bain. Costumes by The Costume and Ballet Centre, Perth. Produced by Eric Dare. Cover title: Reg Livermore in Reg’s show. [Sydney : Dare Properties Pty. Ltd. and Livermore Nominees Pty. Ltd., 1977]. …

  • # 24204

    New South Wales. Government Tourist Bureau.

    Jenolan Caves /​ photography and production John Atkins &​ Company.

    [Sydney] : New South Wales Government Tourist Bureau, [c.1960]. Pictorial card portfolio with cover illustration by Walter Jardine (corner crease), inside front with introduction by H. E. Best, Secretary and Director, New South Wales Government Tourist Bureau, containing 10 colour photographic leaves (loose); contents clean and complete. Held: Monash University Library; State Library of New …

  • # 24379


    The honey and pollen flora of New South Wales

    Sydney :David Harold Paisley, Government Printer for the New South Wales Department of Agriculture, 1938. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (flecked), colour frontispiece, pp. 195, maps and plates (some in colour), occasional foxing.

  • # 24024


    McWilliam’s wine guide.

    Sydney : McWilliam’s Wines, 1970. Small oblong quarto (210 x 260 mm), colour pictorial wrappers, pp [28] , illustrated throughout in both colour and b/w; lower wrapper with some minor creasing and short tears at bottom edge, otherwise very good.

  • # 22652

    ADLER, C.

    The Bouquet of Sydney

    Hamburg : C. Adler, before 1868. Chromolithographed and engraved folding card in the shape of a bouquet of flowers, housed in the original gilt-printed envelope with a lithographed view of Sydney, lettered in gold, the view measuring 520 x 118 mm, the envelope 86 x 142 mm, a fine example. Adler’s Bouquet of Sydney, a highly ephemeral …

  • # 10934

    SHIRLOW, John (1869 - 1936)

    The “Sydney Set”

    Melbourne : Edward A. Vidler, 1918. Folio, gilt-lettered papered boards (a little marked), 8 folded sheets with six original etchings, each signed in pencil, tipped in, with three of the six captioned tissue guards, light foxing and offsetting, title page a little marked. The list of plates are: Sydney Cove, From Musgrave Street Wharf, 1917 …