OLSEN, John (1928 - )
Sydney : Port Jackson Press, 1975. Brown card folio measuring 825 x 625 mm, lettered title, signed by John Olsen with elaborate hand painted decoration across the upper wrapper, containing six original etchings, each signed and numbered, fine condition. Printed in an edition of fifty sets plus ten artists proofs by Max Miller at the …
Sydney: Hand–press of J. Kirtley, 1923. Folio, quarter-lambskin over papered boards. A fine copy, lacking the three signed Norman Lindsay woodcuts which were issued in the book. Limited to 210 copies, but not all were made up – about half the copies lack the woodcuts as they were lost in a fire. A fine example of …
COULTER, R. W. (Reginald Walter) (artist); ADAMSON, Bartlett (editor)
Redfern, NSW : Printed by W. J. Anderson & Co. for Sydneysider Company, 1929. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers (very lightly creased) with striking cover design by New Zealand-born Sydney based commercial artist Reg Coulter (see DAAO) featuring a woman in a bathing costume “erupting” from the surf; staple bound, 24 pp, with line-drawn and …
Boston : Warden and Russell, March 2, 1785. Folio, pp. 4, letterpress, old folds, occasional staining, two small woodcut vignettes at masthead, very good. A rare contemporary account of the plans of the English to colonise New Holland, printed nearly three years prior to the arrival of the First Fleet. The Massachusetts Centinel was an …
FAIRFAX, James Reading, (Sir) (1834-1919)
James Reading Fairfax, Australian newspaper proprietor: autograph letter, signed, to a Mrs. Hahnemann, re. the Fairfaxes’ gift to her of a watercolour of the Hawkesbury River. “Ginnagulla”, Bellevue Hill, 10 March 1885.
Manuscript in ink, bifolium, 175 x 110 mm,  pages (the last blank), on the embossed letterhead of James Reading Fairfax, with his monogram and address ‘Ginnagulla, Upper Belle Vue Road’ [Bellevue Hill, Sydney]; dated 10 March 1885, the letter is addressed ‘Dear Mrs. Hahnemann’ and signed at the foot of the third side ‘Yours …
HENRY, David (editor)
An historical account of all the voyages round the world, performed by English navigators; including those lately undertaken by order of his present Majesty.
The whole faithfully extracted from the journals of the voyagers. Together with that of Sydney Parkinson, draftsman to Joseph Banks, Esq; who circumnavigated the globe with Capt. Cook, in his Majesty’s ship the Endeavour. And the voyage of Mons. Bougainville round the world, performed by order of the French King. Illustrated with maps, charts, and …
AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF ART [PROCTOR; HEYSEN; LINDSAY; HOFF et al]
Australian Academy of Art … Official Opening of the First Exhibition of the Academy, by the Rt. Hon. J. A. Lyons, Prime Minister for the Commonwealth, on Friday, April 8th, 1938, at 3 p.m. at the Education Department’s Art Gallery, Loftus Street, Sydney. Admit Two. Official Opening Card.
[Sydney, N.S.W. : s.n.], 1938. Invitation card, 107 x 164 mm, printed recto only in gold ink; in fine condition. A rare survivor. No institutional example traced. The Australian Academy of Art, with a charter from the Royal Academy in London and sponsorship from the then attorney-general R. G. Menzies, was formally founded in Canberra …
REES, Lloyd (1895 - 1988)
Etching and drypoint on cream 270 gsm Velin Arches, 152 x 101 mm (plate); 525 x 375 mm (paper), signed lower right and dated 1922 – 76, titled and editioned 48/90 lower left. Fine condition, near mint, unframed. Lloyd Rees’ earliest extant etching, one of two works he created in 1922. Old Medical School, University …
[TERRY, Frederick C.]
Landscape Scenery, illustrating Sydney, Paramatta, Richmond, Newcastle, Windsor, and Port Jackson, New South Wales.
Sydney : John Sands and Melbourne : Sands & McDougall, circa 1862. Oblong octavo, gilt-lettered blue pebbled cloth (corners rubbed, rebacked), engraved title page, nineteen engraved views of Sydney and New South Wales, tissue guards, all edges gilt. Sands’ reissue of the 1855 work of the same title, a selection of the original plates with …
GREAT BRITAIN. PARLIAMENTARY PAPER.
Australasia. Correspondence relating to Chinese immigration into the Australian colonies, with a Return of Acts passed by the Legislatures of those Colonies and of Canada and British Columbia on the subject.
London : Printed for His Majesty’s Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1888. Folio (330 mm), printed blue wrappers (a little chipped at edges, paper loss along spine), pp x, 87; a few pencilled annotations, but a very clean copy in the original wrappers.
CIGALE, Matej (editor); KÖKE, Friedrich (lithographer); MATICA SLOVENSKA (publisher)
[Ljubljana] : Matica Slovenska,  (publisher) ; Dunaj : vrezal na kamen in tiskal F. Köke,  (printer). Chromolithograph map, 390 x 495 mm; shows Australasia, the Malay Archipelago, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia; old folds, but a very good example. Trove locates no examples of this scarce separately-issued map from Atlant, the first atlas of the world …
MEREDITH, Mrs. Charles (1812 - 1895)
London : John Murray, 1861. New edition (first published in 1844). Octavo, blind stamped purple cloth (sun faded), pp. xii; 164. Description of colonial life in Australia by Louisa Anne Meredith. Ferguson 12509
Melbourne : George Robertson, 1874. Authorized Australian edition. Thick octavo (225 x 150 mm), gilt-lettered brown cloth (flecked), pp. viii; 691; upper hinge split, internally clean. Chapters on all the Australian colonies, as well as New Zealand, with sections on Aborigines, the gold rush, natural history, religion, education, farming, and much else. Ferguson 17336 (with …
TILLYARD, R. J.
/ With eight plates in colour by P. Tillyard. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1926. First edition. Thick octavo (245 mm), publisher’s brown cloth over boards (boards rubbed and marked, spine flecked and softened at head and tail, cloth starting to split mid-way along rear joint), pp. xvi, 560; b/w frontispiece; b/w diagrams throughout, 8 colour …
BEAGLEHOLE, J. C.
London : Adam & Charles Black, 1974. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth in price-clipped dustjacket (light handling wear), top edge stained blue, pp. xii; 760, illustrated with photographic reproductions of maps, charts, engravings and manuscripts, folding maps, small stain to fore edge and a couple of very minor pen marks, a very good copy.
GREIG, A. W.
contained in : The Victorian Historical Magazine, Vol. III, No. 3, March, 1914. Octavo, lettered wrappers, pp. 104 – 144, illustrated. Includes a ten page article on S. T. Gill, illustrated.