Reproduced in photogravure from the original. Sydney : W. C. Penfold & Co., c. 1920. Small folio, folding card, reproduction of etching with caption, foxed. From a series of 5 cards reproducing Lindsay etchings, originally issued each in an envelope within a card box.
PLIMER, Nathaniel, 1757-1822, attributed
A portrait miniature of Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Brisbane, sixth Governor of New South Wales, 1821-1825
A fine portrait of a distinguished administrator whose political and social legacies were of immense importance in the shaping of the Colony of New South Wales. Portraits of such significant early Australian figures are of the utmost rarity. [Attributed to Nathaniel Plimer, probably 1803-1804]. Portrait on ivory, in its original nine-carat gold mount, 70 x 53 mm; verso of …
Bologna : Damiani Editore, 2019. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 116, illustrated. New copy. The images included in 93: Punching the Light were all shot in Sydney in 1993 when Simon Burstall was just 17 years old. He was very involved with the rave scene and culture at that time and was drawn to capturing the …
St Andrews (Scotland) : Crawford Arts Centre, 1990. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. , illustrated. Signed by the artist on preliminary blank. Michael Esson is a Scottish artist resident in Sydney, the catalogue includes an essay by Sydney resident poet Robert Gray.
RUSSELL, Henry (1812-1900) (music); CARTER, Harry Lee (words)
/ written and sung by Harry Lee Carter in his entertainment of “The Two Lands of Gold”. Also sung by George Henry Russell, in Mr. Payne’s popular entertainment, “A Night in the Lands of Gold.” Music composed by Henry Russell. London : Musical Bouquet Office ; J. Allen, . Series: Musical Bouquet ; no. 691-692. …
TURNBULL (LEAKE) (née GELLION), Mary (1841-1920) (compiler); BONNEY, Frederic (1842–1921) (photographer)
Two albums of photographs and ephemera compiled by Mrs Mary Turnbull (Leake), including photographs of Aborigines on Momba Station near Wilcannia, New South Wales, and a studio portrait of pastoral heiress Letitia Sarah Leake, of Glencoe Station, South Australia. Late 1870s to early 1880s.
Album 1. Quarto (280 x 220 mm), gilt-ruled half brown morocco over tan pebbled cloth boards (detached from contents), upper board with the initials ‘M. T.’ stamped in gilt, spine with raised gilt bands; all edges gilt, front pastedown with binder’s ticket of Charlwood & Son, Bourke Street, Melbourne;  leaves (thickish paper stock, the …
[NEW SOUTH WALES] Manuscript letter written by a young female convict, Elizabeth Morris, sent to her father from Chester Gaol while awaiting transportation for life. 5 November, 1833; [and] a letter from the Governor of the Gaol, advising Elizabeth’s father on how he should present two petitions to have his daughter pardoned to his local MP. 24 January, 1834.
I. Folded letter sheet. Small quarto bifolium (207 x 160 mm), laid paper watermarked ‘Dewdney & Tremlett 1832’; manuscript in ink,  pp; headed ‘Chester, Nov 5th’, the letter is written in the hand of Elizabeth Cheatham (Morris), whilst in the Chester City Gaol where she was being held pending removal to the hulks prior …
GOVE & ALLEN
Miniature photograph album, 92 x 80 mm, original embossed plum-coloured cloth binding (fading on front and spine); all edges gilt; first leaf with pictorial advertisement for ‘Gove & Allen’s, Gem Albums & Patent Cameras, no. 324 George St., Sydney, Australia’; containing 32 window-mounted (i.e. removable) gem tintypes, each 25 x 20 mm, mounted four per …
JACKS, Robert (1943 - 2014)
[Sydney : the artist, 1981]. Oblong quarto (230 x 345 mm), black buckram binding, manuscript title page, 12 etched views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour by Robert Jacks, each measuring approximately 75 x 150 mm (plate lines), one signed. A unique artist’s book of views of Sydney’s most famous landmark, created by …
MATE, Thomas Hodges (1810-1894)
[SOUTHERN NEW SOUTH WALES] Entire manuscript letter from pioneer squatter Thomas Mate, Tarcutta, to William Evans, Yass. December, 1849.
Entire letter. Folding letter sheet, 230 x 180 mm, high quality paper with embossed paper mark ‘Superfine Satin’;  page, manuscript in ink; headed ‘Tarcutta, Dec. 31/49’, the letter is addressed to ‘W. N. B. Evans, Union Store, Yass’, and is signed at the foot ‘Thomas H. Mate’; the outer side with rare boxed PAID …
[BURKE AND WILLS]. ROYAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA
Melbourne : Royal Society of Victoria, [1863-73]. Small folio (315 x 200 mm), original printed papered limp boards (scuffed and marked) with cloth back strip; pp. [vi], 8, 4, 2, 6, 4, 4, 8, 6, 6, 8 (all on blue paper) + 16 (last leaf blank) on white; complete, with all of the reports in …
PILLISCHER, M. (Moritz) (1819-1893)
[Title from manuscript caption on label]. [Circa 1873]. Microscope slide, 75 x 26 mm, original paper label affixed, imprinted with the name of the maker ‘M. Pillischer, Optician. 88 New Bond Street, London W. Prize Medal 1851, 1855, 1862, 1873’, and with the maker’s caption in ink ‘Australian Gold Nuggets’; the central raised circular section …
Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 1995. quarto, illustrated cards in dustjacket , pp. 48, illustrated. Includes illustrated works and biographies on the artists Thea Proctor, Margaret Preston, Alisa Allan, Gladys Gibbons, Amie Kingston, Joyce Allan, Ann Gillmore Rees, Maud Sherwood, Gladys Owen, Muriel Cornish. Sheila Wooden, Margaret Beatty, Karan Birmingham, Eileen Berndt, Ruth Ainsworth, …
GREAT BRITAIN. COMMISSIONERS FOR EMIGRATION.
The Commissioners for Emigration have collected the following information for the use of Persons desirous of emigrating to New South Wales and Van Dieman’s [sic] Land. [Drop title]. [London] : Colonial Office, 1831. Foolscap folio (335 x 200 mm), contemporary half red morocco over marbled boards ruled in gilt (worn at corners and with a …
WENTWORTH, D'Arcy (jun.) (1793-1861)
[TASMANIA; POLICE; CONVICTS] Information and Complaint of William Campbell and John Riley, assigned servants to John Knight of King’s Meadows, and of fellow convict John McAlister, testifying against the convict Edward Silvey for the theft food, clothing and tools from Knight. Launceston, December 1840.
Foolscap folio, 320 x 200 mm, manuscript in ink on laid paper watermarked ‘Newton 1838’, 8 pages, original ribbon tie; the sworn testimonies of William Campbell and John Riley, assigned servants of John Knight, and of the convict John McAlister, in the case against fellow convict Edward Silvey (aka Selvey), a prisoner who stands accused …
[GREAT BRITAIN. PARLIAMENT]
[TRANSPORTATION] An Act for the effectual Transportation of Felons and other Offenders ; and to authorize the Removal of Prisoners in certain Cases ; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.
[Drop-head title with coat of arms at head of text]. London : Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1784. Foolscap folio, 320 x 200 mm, disbound, pp 907-919, [1 blank], [1 colophon], [1 blank]; first leaf with toning to bottom margin, else a fine copy. The Transportation, etc. Act 1784 (24 Geo. 3 c. …