New South Wales
[TICHBORNE CASE] The great fight for £40,000 a year, between “Little Touchbone” the “Hampshire Infant” and Stoney-Hurst, the great Australian slogger.
[Title from artist’s caption]. London : Albert Mendelssohn, . Albumen print photograph of a satirical cartoon (artist’s monogram W.L. in the image), carte de visite format, 63 x 103 mm (mount), artist’s manuscript caption across the bottom margin of the image, mount with blind stamp of ‘Albert Mendelssohn, London’; recto printed ‘Copyright Registered’; in fine condition. The …
[LANG, John, 1816-64]
IN: L’ami de la maison, Paris : Paulin et Le Chevalier, vol. 1 no 11, March 20 1856, pp161-67 and vol. 1 no. 12, March 27 1856, pp177-82, each part with 3 engraved illustrations; contained within a bound volume of nos. 1-25 (the complete first volume), January-June 1856, quarto, contemporary quarter calf over marbled papered …
Albumen print photograph, 205 x 155 mm, laid down on its original board mount; manuscript caption in negative ‘Cave House Jenolan’ followed by indistinct sequence number ‘1681’ (?); no photographer’s imprint; albumen print in good condition with a few light marks; mount with scattered foxing recto and verso. The Jenolan Caves, located in the Blue …
KEESING, Nancy; LANG, John (1816 - 1864)
Sydney : John Ferguson, 1979. Octavo, black cloth with silver lettering to spine, dust jacket; pp x, 234; includes facsmile of an early edition of the original novel. John Lang, born in Parramatta in 1816, was the first Australian-born novelist. His novel, The Forger’s Wife, or Emily Orford, was first separately published in 1855.
being a brief historical and descriptive account of Victoria,Tasmania, South Australia, New South Wales, Western Australia and New Zealand. With a map of the Australasian colonies. Melbourne : William Fairfax and Co., 1859. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth by Detmold, binder’s ticket to front pastedown, spine with loss, advertisements to endpapers and bookplate for Rev. William McClure, …
A sketch of his life, work and explorations (1787) in the first expedition to New South Wales : also as Governor of Sierra Leone, and in Antigua, West Indies. By his great-grand-daughter, A. Currer-Jones (VIVA). Torquay : W. H. Smith & Son, 1930. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth in gilt-lettered dustjacket (chipped and sunned), armorial bookplate to …
[Possibly Frederick FRITH, 1819-1871]
Ivorytype portrait of Laura Lilias Scratchley, wife of Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Scratchley, Melbourne, January 1863.
This masterful portrait of the beautiful Laura Lilias Scratchley, sister of Thomas Alexander Browne (the author ‘Rolf Boldrewood’), was created when she was 19 years and 4 months old, soon after her marriage to Lieutenant-Colonel Scratchley of the Royal Engineers (later Sir Peter Scratchley, colonial administrator). It is an extremely rare Australian example – the earliest known – of a …
[MANUSCRIPT] A List of 18 Male Convicts (Boys) discharged from the Bellerophon Hulk at Sheerness for New South Wales by the Ship Lady East this 21st October 1824.
[Drop title]. Folio,  pp, manuscript in ink on laid paper watermarked Charles Wise 1822 with Britannia surmounted by crown; signed at the foot of the third page by the Bellerophon‘s Commander, Samuel Owen; the list of prisoner profiles, set out in tabular form, contains Commander Owen’s remarks on the conduct and demeanour of each of …
OLDAY, John (1905-1977)
Outsider John Olday exhibits 40 paintings, 70 drawings at the Royal Admiral Hotel [Adelaide], 10th March – 21st March, 1964.
[Adelaide? Sydney? : The artist, 1964]. A series of  photographic postcards, in uniform 140 x 87 mm format, printed on high quality Agfa-Gevaert matte stock, with reproductions of Olday’s works, all captioned and initialled by the artist in pen; the postcards are loose but accompanied by what are presumably their original grey paper “wrappers”, each 140 …
Photographic portrait of Jane Selina Nathan, daughter of composer and music publisher Isaac Nathan and wife of Lord Howe Island pioneer settler Dr. John Foulis. Sydney, circa 1868.
Albumen print photograph with hand coloring, carte de visite format, 103 x 65 mm (mount), 53 x 41 mm (oval image); verso with imprint of ‘Montagu Scott, Artist, 392 George St. Sydney, Photographer by Appointment to His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh’, and pencilled inscription in a contemporary hand ‘Jane Selina Nathan, Mrs. Foulis’; …
PÉRON, François, 1775-1810; FREYCINET, Louis Claude Desaulses de, 1779-1842; LESUEUR, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846; PETIT, Nicolas-Martin, 1777-1804
Voyage de découvertes aux terres Australes. Exécuté par ordre de sa Majesté l’Empereur et Roi, sur les corvettes le Géographe, le Naturaliste, et la goélette le Casuarina, pendant les années 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804.
Rare complete set, in contemporary bindings, of the official account of the Baudin voyage. One of the most important and famous descriptions of Australia ever published, it also contains the first published complete and fully detailed map of Australia, Freycinet’s Carte générale de la Nouvelle Hollande, along with many significant charts of the southern Australian coastline (“Terre Napoléon”), superb …
CROFT, Thomas; TERRY, F.C. [Frederic Casemero] (artist), 1825-1869; SANDS & KENNY
Sydney & Melbourne: Sands & Kenny, [c.1867]. Illustrated letter paper, sheet 252 x 200 mm (lacking the blank third and fourth sides), steel engraving in black ink 118 x 168 mm (irregular), signed in image ‘Terry, del., 1853’; the letter paper is written on both remaining sides and bears a letter from the Tahiti-based merchant Thomas …
Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen. Handbuch der Reichspostdampfer-Linien nach Ostasien und Australien. No. 1, 1910.
Bremen : Norddeutscher Lloyd, 1910. Octavo, publisher’s pictorial wrappers with original owner’s signature to front (lightly foxed, short paper split at head of spine); pp 113, with folding tables and folding colour map at rear; a good copy. Scarce commercial shipping publication containing N.D.L.’s timetables, rates, baggage and freight allowances etc. for all lines, including …
LILLEY, Norman (1876-1941)
Cover: Australian stories, articles, verses, pictures, miscellanies. Sydney : Norman Lilley, 1911. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (old tape repair to spine; darkened and chipped); pp 49-96; illustrated with photographic plates and line drawings; Scarce copy of the second issue of a very short-lived monthly literary magazine, edited and published in Sydney by Norman Lilley (1876-1941). …
New York : Arbuckle Bros., [copyright 1889]. Trade card, 68 x 138 mm, recto with chromolithographed design incorporating map of australia and images of kangaroo, black swan, gold miner and sheep; verso with information about Arbuckle Bros’ coffee; in very good condition. The map lists some places which today may seem obscure, but which around …
TOWNSEND, Joseph Phipps
Rambles and observations in New South Wales with skethes of men and manners, notices of the Aborigines, glimpses of scenery, and some hints to emigrants.
London : Chapman and Hall, 1849. Octavo, later quarter-calf over cloth, contrasting title label to spine, pp. vii; ; 312. Ferguson 5213.
MUNDY, Godfrey Charles
Our antipodes : or, residence and rambles in the Australasian colonies. With a glimpse of the gold fields.
Third edition, complete in one volume. London : Richard Bentley, 1855. Octavo, gilt-decorated crushed morocco (edges rubbed), all edges gilt, presentation inscription to preliminary blank ‘Henry Bruce from his sincere friend Edward R. M. Baskerville on his leaving Eton, Election 1859’, tinted lithograph frontispiece, pp. [viii]; 637; seven further tinted lithographs, a very good copy.
Sydney & Melbourne : Sands & Kenny, [circa 1855]. Sheet of writing paper, 250 x 400 mm, folding into four pages (repair to fold), with steel engraved illustration (a faint impression), paper with mild toning, faint wet stamp of R. Clarke, publisher verso, else good. This engraving was made after F.C. Terry, who was commissioned …
TERRY, F.C. [Frederic Casemero] (artist), 1825-1869; SANDS & KENNY
Sydney & Melbourne: Sands & Kenny, [c.1867]. Illustrated letter paper, sheet 252 x 200 mm (folded in half), paper watermarked ‘Sands & Kenny’, steel engraving in black ink 110 x 144 mm (irregular), signed in image ‘Terry, del., 1853’; second side with wet stamp of Sydney publisher and stationer J.R. Clarke; the letter paper is unused …
A brief statement of facts in connection with an overland expedition from Lake George to Port Phillip in 1824.
Third edition : with addenda. Yass : J. J. Brown, 1874. Octavo, original flush-cut pebbled cloth (upper board nearly detached), printed paper title label, bookplate inside upper board from Henry White, portrait frontispiece lithographed by Charles Turner of Melbourne, pp. 112, foxing to preliminaries. A good copy. The 1824 expedition overland to Port Phillip is …
TERRY, F.C. [Frederic Casemero] (artist), 1825-1869; SANDS & KENNY
Sydney & Melbourne: Sands & Kenny, [c.1867]. Illustrated letter paper, sheet 252 x 200 mm (folded in half), paper watermarked ‘Sands & Kenny’, steel engraving in black ink 115 x 169 mm (irregular), signed in image ‘Terry, del., 1853’; second side with wet stamp of Sydney publisher and stationer J.R. Clarke; the letter paper is unused …
[TICHBORNE CASE] The great fight for £40,000 a year, between “Little Touchbone” the “Hampshire Infant” and Stoney-Hurst, the great Australian slogger.
[Title from artist’s caption]. London : Albert Mendelssohn, . Albumen print photograph of a satirical cartoon (artist’s monogram W.L. in the image), carte de visite format, 63 x 103 mm (mount), artist’s manuscript caption across the bottom margin of the image, mount with blind stamp of ‘Albert Mendelssohn, London’; recto and verso printed ‘Copyright Registered’; in fine …
Two albumen print photographs, carte de visite format, each 63 x 103 mm, versos with imprint of ‘G. Gregory Photographer Auburn Street Goulburn’, and contemporary inscriptions in ink and pencil: ‘Oct. 17th 1865, Aged 15 years / E. Andrews, Goulburn’ and ‘Age 50 years 1866 / Taken April 1866’, respectively; the albumen prints and mounts …
REEP, Richard Thompson; [CAMERON, Roderick William, 1823-1900]; [ROYAL MAIL STEAM PACKET COMPANY]
[MARITIME] Letter from the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company to shipping line owner R.W. Cameron regarding the conveyance of mails on the new Panama Route to Australia
London, 12 August 1859. Entire letter, 2 pp small quarto, on the engraved letterhead of the ‘Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, No 55, Moorgate Street, London’, from Richard Thompson Reep, Secretary of the RMSCPC, to R.W. Cameron, owner of the R.M. Cameron & Co. Shipping Line, New York; Reep’s message is a reply to Cameron’s enquiries about …
[Warsaw, Poland] : Polskie Nagrania “Muza”, . Analog sound recording on vinyl, 45 rpm, 7 inch, mono, illustrated jacket; the vinyl is in good condition, with a few small marks; the jacket is near fine, with original owner’s annotation to back. Track listing: Side 1. Annabelle (folk tune, arr. Bizony). Side 2. I don’t bare [i.e. care] who knows …
WATKINSON, C. (lithographer)
[London? : s.n, c.1896]. Chromolithograph with gum arabic, sheet 168 x 215 mm, signed in the image lower right ‘C.Watkinson, ’96’; in good condition, top right corner a trifle bruised and a couple of toning spots at bottom left corner. Appears unrecorded in Australian collections.
Brisbane : Jacaranda Press, 1963. First edition. Octavo, patterned boards with dust jacket (some silverfishing), pp 184; photographic plates; a good copy. Discussing fishing regions in Victoria, Tasmania and the Monaro district of New South Wales, as well as in the U.S. and U.K.
[SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION; THEATRE] Scrapbook of clippings from Australian newspapers and journals, 1860-80
Folio ledger book, original half red calf over cloth boards (rubbed); original marbled endpapers; containing (at the front) 50 pages of pasted-in clippings relating to the Sydney International Exhibition of 1879-80 taken from various contemporary newspapers and journals including the Australian Town and Country Journal, Auckland Evening Star, The Evening News, the Sydney Morning Herald, and …
Official programme of ceremonial and entertainments commemorative of the Inauguration of the Australian Commonwealth at Sydney. January 1st, 1901.
Under the direction of the Government of New South Wales. Sydney : designed and lithographed by John Sands, 26th December, 1900. Octavo, gilt-illustrated printed wrappers (lower wrapper stained and with tape repairs), pp. 44, photographic illustrations. Scarce Federation publication.
OCEANIC STEAMSHIP COMPANY
Oceanic Steamship Company. Passenger list of S.S. Mariposa, for Honolulu, Auckland and Sydney. Sailing from San Francisco September 24th, 1888.
[San Francisco] : Oceanic Steamship Company, 1888. Folding card (starting to split along spine, mild marginal staining to front), duodecimo, 155 x 113 mm, lithographed vignette of the SS Mariposa to front, inner pages with lists of passengers for Honolulu, Auckland and Sydney (a few annotations in pencil made by the original owner).
[London : Orient Line, 1895]. Quarto sheet, 270 x 205 mm, printed on both sides in sepia and blue, manuscript entries recording payment of £128 by the Hon. F.S. O’Grady [Frederick Standish O’Grady, 6th Viscount Guillamore, 1847-1927] and Hon. Mrs. O’Grady, for First Saloon passage on RMS Cuzco, departing London 6 September 1895, for Albany, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, being a …
A highly significant bibliographic treasure, with an association to one of the most important figures in the history of Australian exploration, Captain Matthew Flinders, RN (1774-1814), the navigator and cartographer who led the first circumnavigation of Australia and identified it as a continent. The Holy Bible, adapted to the Use of Schools and private families: Containing all …
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 …
WALLIS, James, Captain, 1785?-1858
An historical account of the Colony of New South Wales and its dependent settlements; in illustration of twelve views, engraved by W. Preston, a convict; from drawings taken on the spot by Captain Wallis, of the Forty-Sixth Regiment. To which is subjoined an accurate map of Port Macquarie, and the newly discovered River Hastings, by J. Oxley, Esq. Surveyor General to the Territory.
One of Australia’s finest early plate books, coloured by a skilled hand to striking effect. London : R. Ackermann, 1821. Folio, half crushed morocco over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, lacking the half-title, pp [iv] (with the “Extract from the Sidney Gazette“); 42, followed by 12 engraved plates of views (six are double page) and a …
LEWIN, John William, 1770-1819
A natural history of the birds of New South Wales, collected, engraved and faithfully painted after nature. By John William Lewin, A.L.S., late of Paramatta, New South Wales. New and improved edition, to which is added a list of the synonymes of each species, incorporating the labours of T. Gould, Esq., N. A. Vigors, Esq., T. Horsfield, M.D., and W. Swainson, Esq.
A fine example, in original condition, of one of the rarest illustrated works of Australian natural history. London : Henry H. Bohn, 1838. Folio, original publisher’s binding of quarter crushed morocco, spine lettered in gilt ‘Lewin’s Birds of New Holland’, green cloth covered boards, yellow endpapers, pp [iv], 26 etched plates with original gouache hand-colouring, …
Great Britain. Oversea Settlement Dept.
Series: E.S.A. 26. [London : Oversea Settlement Dept.], 1925. Octavo, 8 pp stapled pamphlet. Designed to encourage the migration of women from Great Britain to Australia, this brochure contains information on job opportunities for women in Australia – sadly only household work, employment on farms and stations and in country towns are mentioned; under the …
Small quarto, 240 x 200 mm, original half green calf over marbled papered boards ruled in gilt, upper board with ornate green calf title label lettered in gilt ‘SEA WEEDS’, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, front pastedown with binder’s ticket of ‘Oldland & May, Corn St., Bristol’; verso of front endpaper with pencilled initials ‘C-JBW’, apparently …
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format (mount 103 x 65 mm); verso with contemporary inscription in ink ‘Annette M. Kellerman, Marrickville 1888’; no photographer’s imprint; the albumen print is lightly rubbed, with scattered mottling in the negative; the gilt-edged mount has been trimmed along the bottom edge. A hitherto unknown family photograph of the young …
GIBSON, Andrew Lucian (Scotland, 1796 - "Tirranna", near Goulburn, 1840)
Sketches made during the Napoleonic Wars and later (c.1815-1821), by military surgeon Dr. Andrew Gibson, founder of Tirranna station near Goulburn, New South Wales
Nine leaves removed from a small early nineteenth century sketchbook, trimmed to various dimensions up to 160 x 100 mm, eight with watercolour and pencil vignettes and manuscript captions in ink, one with manuscript bearing the artist’s name, ‘Andrew Lucian Gibson’, laid down on a later nineteenth century backing sheet, 380 x 320 mm; in very good condition, with some mild …
BLOCKLEY, John (composer); NORTON, Caroline Sheridan
[SHEET MUSIC] Love not : a ballad / the music composed by J. Blockley ; the poetry selected from The soorows of Rosalie, written by The Honble. Mrs Norton.
Sydney : G. Hudson & Co., 377 Pitt Street North, [1849, or earlier]. Folio, disbound, with later paper spine, engraved cover with calligraphic lettering in a variety of fonts, 5 pp of music notation; a very good copy. A scarce Sydney sheet music imprint from the pre-gold rush period. Only two copies of this edition are recorded in Australian …
Sydney: William Dymock, Book Arcade, 1884. Quarto, self-wrappers, pp. 6, lithographed map ‘A new plan of the settlements in New South Wales, taken by order of Government. July 20th 1810’ (unfolded and thus discoloured the right portion). Letterpress description of the Dymock facsimile of the rare 1810 John Eyre views of Sydney, originally issued with the …
Löhr, Marie Kaye Wouldes (1890-1975)
Typed draft letter signed by Australian actor Marie Löhr, promoting a special benefit performance at her Globe Theatre, London, in November 1918
Quarto sheet (250 x 200 mm), typed letter on the red embossed letterhead of the Globe Theatre, Shaftsbury Avenue, W.1. Lessees: Anthony Prinsep and Marie Löhr. Under the Management of Marie Löhr; dated 26 October 1918 and addressed to a Mr. Northcott, inviting him to attend a special matinee performance of Edmond Rostand’s L’Aiglon, with Marie Löhr herself playing the …
CHERRY, J. W. (John William), 1824-1869; LAKE, J.W.; DEGOTARDI, Johann Nepomuk, 1823-1882.
Sydney : Woolcott and Clarke, [1853 or 1854]. Folio, disbound, original illustrated wrappers lithographed by John Degotardi (old paper reinforcement to original stitching and small closed tear at fore-edge), 6 pp of engraved music notation for voice and piano; page 2 has a publisher’s advertisement at the head of the music; internally very clean, a good example. …
THOMPSON, Lindsay G.
With a sketch of the laws by which they have been regulated. Sydney : Government Printer, 1893. Royal octavo, rebound in modern cloth boards lettered in gilt, title page with tape marks and ink stamp, pp 126; with 4 plates and explanatory text, 16 full page illustrations, and 7 folding maps (last few maps attached …
Mildura : Elliott Provincial Newspaper Group, 1948. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, (a little worn), pp. 60, illustrated.
New South Wales (Australia). A handbook of information for tourists, migrants, traders, investors and others.
Sydney : Henry Tennant, Government Printer, c. 1950. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 100, illustrations. Substantial government issued tourist brochure.
MARINELAND; CAYLEY, Neville, 1886-1950 (illustrator)
The “Oceanarium” at Marineland, Manly, New South Wales : a guide to the fishes to be found near Sydney and on view in the Oceanarium.
Manly, NSW : Marineland Pty. Ltd., [between 1965 and 1970]. Octavo booklet, pictorial wrappers (very lightly marked), staple bound, 16 pp, colour illustrations by Neville Cayley; a very good copy. Two copies are recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales)
[THOMAS ADAMS HILL]; GLENNY, Henry (1835-1910)
Mid-1860 [but probably published early 1863]. Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, amount 105 x 63 mm, vignetted image 50 x 50 mm, recto of mount inscribed in contemporary hand ‘Bourke’ (sic), and verso inscribed in the same hand (with the correct spelling) ‘Burke’; no studio imprint; albumen print with faint …
KERRY, Charles (1857-1928)
Albumen print photograph, 200 x 150 mm, unmounted; manuscript caption in the negative ‘1954. “Warryne”. Aboriginal, Yass district, N.S.W. Kerry Photo. Sydney’; blindstamped lower left ‘Kerry & Co. Photo. 508 Geo. St. Sydney Copyright’; a strong print with good tonal range, light foxing and mild creasing at the corners. A compelling portrait by Charles Kerry …
HACK, Peter J.
Sydney : Impact Press, 2016. Octavo, pictorial laminated card covers, 65 pp, illustrated with colour and b/w plates. This recent publication tells the story of the four great department stores established in the first few decades of the twentieth century on Nanjing Road in Shanghai. In particular, it explores their connection to Chinese Australian merchants and …