New South Wales

  • # 25478

    ANDERSON, Sue (1948 - ) and HARRISON, Gwen (1947 - )

    Quaranta Australis

    Sydney : Gwen Harrison and Sue Anderson, 2008. Artists’ book, circular shape (395 mm tall), the 20 pages each consisting of an original etching printed on Japanese tissue, laid on paper sheets, mounted with a vellum stub and bound in to an embossed vellum binding with goatskin cords, presented in a folding clamshell box by …

  • # 25256

    [EYRE, John] (b. 1771 - ?)

    View of Sidney in New South Wales. (Taken from Bell-Mount).

    London : James Whittle & Richard Holmes Laurie, 12th April, 1814. Copperplate engraving, 264 x 420 mm (image); 314 x 468 mm (sheet), on watermarked paper ‘Pind & Thomas 1814’, early hand colouring, old mount burn, two short repaired tears to lower margin extending to the publisher’s name, a very good example. A fine early …

  • # 25365

    BAILLY, Jean-Sylvain (1736-1793)

    [COOK ELEGY] Éloge du Capitaine Cook.

    Pages [319]-348 in the first volume of: Discours et Mémoires, par l’auteur de l’Histoire de l’astronomie. Paris: Chez de Bure l’aîné, 1790. Two volumes, octavo, contemporary half calf over marbled papered boards, spine with gilt ornament and contrasting red and green morocco title and volume labels, pp [VIII], 454; [IV], 434, with 1 folding engraved plate; a …

  • # 25263


    Are women paid men’s rates?

    Sydney : Council of Action for Equal Pay N.S.W., 1942 ; (Sydney : Worker Trustees). “Pamphlet no. 4”. Octavo (243 x 153 mm), original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 16 pp; a good copy.

  • # 25096


    Photographic portrait of the blind violinist, Joseph Heine. Ballarat, January 1865.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 98 x 62 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘Solomon & Bardwell, Photographers. Ballarat’; superb condition. The great English violinist, Joseph (Josef) Heine (1830-1895) was born blind. He was once described by The Times of London as “the greatest musical wonder of the age”, and later, during his visit …

  • # 25063


    [BEER] Tooheys : the original oatmeal stout : health giving & nutritious

    [Sydney : Tooheys Ltd., c.1960]. Beer crate label, 220 x 475 mm, unmounted; short tear at left edge, otherwise superb.

  • # 24946

    VRHOVEC, Ivan

    Australija in nje otoki. [Australia and its Islands.]

    Celôvec [i.e. Klagenfurt] : Družba sv. Mohorja, 1899. First edition. Octavo (205 x 130 mm), original pictorial wrappers (very lightly foxed), pp [ii], 224 pp, wood engraved illustrations throughout, maps; text in Slovenian; clean and sound, a near fine copy. This somewhat obscure book was printed at the press of the Catholic St. Mohor Society …

  • # 24913


    Masonite Temprtile : 5 yards of “tile” laid in one sheet

    Sydney : CSR Building Materials Division, [October 1939]. (Date from printer’s code). Folding sheet 243 x 167 mm, folding to 143 x 83 mm, printed on both sides, colour illustrated; in very good condition. Trove locates only one example (Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales. Caroline Simpson Research Library).

  • # 24909


    Australia for the farm labourer.

    Melbourne : Minister for Markets and Migration, April 1926. (Date of issue printed on inside front wrapper). Octavo (217 x 137 mm), pictorial wrappers featuring a design by Harold Herbert (front and back), 24 pp, b/w photographic illustrations, double-page map; bottom corners of text leaves creased (one leaf with torn corner), a few old paper-clip …

  • # 24910


    Australia for the British boy.

    [Melbourne : Minister for Markets and Migration, 1926?]. Octavo (217 x 137 mm), pictorial wrappers featuring a design by Harold Herbert (front and back), 23 pp, b/w photographic illustrations, double-page map; a few old paper-clip rust marks to top margins, else very good. Trove locates four examples with London imprint and different dates – 1925, …

  • # 25262


    Special exhibition of prints and drawings, November – December 1937 : National Art Gallery of New South Wales.

    Also titled: Illustrated catalogue and notes on the Prints and Drawings purchased for the National Art Gallery of New South Wales by Mr. Harold J. L. Wright of London, England. 1936-1937. Sydney : National Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1937. Octavo, original printed wrappers (sunned, very mild crease towards top edge) with tipped-on illustration …

  • # 25251

    NEWSTEAD, Arthur John (compiler)

    An archive of Australian music and theatre ephemera, mostly relating to Sydney, including original programmes and news clippings, 1891 to 1901.

    Thick quarto scrapbook (320 x 270 x 70 mm), original vellum with ink ruling to boards (darkened and worn), marbled endpapers; contains approximately 110 theatrical and musical programmes (and one for the very first cinema in Australia, Sydney’s Lumière Cinématographe, dated January 1897), approximately 35 news announcements for plays and concerts, 8 special event invitations …

  • # 25337


    View of the New Lambton colliery, Newcastle, New South Wales, circa 1870.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 62 x 104 mm; verso imprinted ‘American & Australasian Photographic Company, Sydney Office, 11 Barrack Street. Beaufoy Merlin’; the print is somewhat faded towards the right hand edge, but the lettering ‘New Lambton’ on the sign on the wooden building on the far right is clearly legible; the print is otherwise …

  • # 23694


    [MANUSCRIPT] Persons to whom Bread Fruit Potatoes were sent. 1814.

    [London?] : s.n. Folio bifolium (325 x 200 mm), manuscript in ink written on 2 1/2 sides, headed ‘Bread fruit Potatoes sent out fm. Middr. 1813 to Middsumr. 1814. Journal’ (prior to the Industrial Revolution, keeping accounts from Midsummer to Midsummer was the way that agriculture-related production and finances were recorded); the ‘journal’ is a …

  • # 25185


    [POSTER] Vote Socialist Workers Party / No nukes! No war! US out of El Salvador!

    Chippendale, NSW : Authorized by J. Percy, 23 Abercrombie St. Printed by Pathfinder Press, Melbourne, [1983]. Poster, 580 x 380 mm, offset printed, old central horizontal fold, tiny perforation and surface scratch upper right, otherwise fine. Poster produced by the Socialist Workers Party during their campaign for the Australian Federal Election held on 5 March …

  • # 25310

    [BEALE & COMPANY LTD.]; A. McPHERSON & CO.; O. S. HEMPEL (maker)

    [GLASS CINEMA SLIDE] Beale’s Australian pianos. Call and get the “Beale” at our Show Room. Easy terms arranged. A. McPherson, Agent for Dandenong.

    [Melbourne?] : O. S. Hempel, [1916-1918]. Glass magic lantern slide, 82 x 82 mm; maker’s name ‘O. S. Hempel’ in image lower right; in fine condition. A superb World War One-era glass cinema slide advertising the iconic, Sydney-made Australian Beale piano. The slide was produced by O. S. Hempel for A. McPherson & Co., Beale’s …