North America

  • # 29375

    DUNCAN, John M.

    A Sabbath among the Tuscarora Indians

    Glasgow : Printed at the University Press, 1819. First edition. Duodecimo (150 mm), lacking the original wrappers but with the original cloth backstrip preserved, author’s name ‘John Duncan’ inscribed in ink in a contemporary hand on the title, the final blank inscribed in the same hand ‘Mr. John Duncan, Rothsay’; title leaf, pp 11, 3-69; …

  • # 29341

    ADAIR, Bethenia A. Owens, M.D.

    [WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE] A souvenir : Dr. Owens-Adair to her friends

    Salem, Oregon : Statesman Publishing Co., Christmas, 1922. Octavo (200 mm), illustrated wrappers (mild sunning at edges), 64 pp, internally clean and sound; a very good copy. Scarce publication devoted to the life and work of Bethenia A. Owens-Adair (1840-1926) was a feminist and social reformer. She was the first female physician in America’s Pacific …

  • # 29339

    [BACHELDER, R. G.]

    Bachelder’s Anglo American Christy’s Minstrels

    [Melbourne? : R. G. Bachelder, circa 1882]. Lithograph printed advertising stationery (a reply envelope), 80 x 136 mm, recto printed ‘R. G. Bachelder, Manager, Anglo-American Minstrels’, verso illustrated with the company’s patriotic crest in the form of an eagle surmounting Stars and Stripes surrounded by the legend  ‘Bachelder’s Anglo American Christy’s Minstrels’; sealed, some light staining …

  • # 29338

    JOHNSTON, Mary

    [WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE] The status of woman

    A letter to the Richmond, Virginia Times-Dispatch, Dec. 11, 1909. Richmond, VA : Equal Suffrage League of Virginia, [1910?]. Duodecimo (150 mm), printed card wrappers with original owner’s inscription to front ‘Sarah H. Emerson’, staple bound, 16 pp; a very good copy. Unrecorded in Australian collections (Trove locates only microform versions at three libraries)

  • # 29336


    [SYDNEY; MELBOURNE] Around the world

    [Germany] : s.n., [circa 1880]. Leporello album. Narrow octavo (180 x 90 mm), red cloth boards with black lettering and decoration, containing concertina foldout with twelve lithographed panels with views of cities of the world, including Sydney and Melbourne (on last panel), Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, Madrid, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Florence, Brussels, Paris, London, Berlin, Port …

  • # 29147

    BASQUIAT, Jean-Michel (1960 - 1988)

    Jean-Michel Basquiat : Peinture, dessin, écriture

    Paris : Musee-Galerie de la Seita, 1993. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, pp. 104, illustrated (some plates folding).

  • # 29027

    FOLEY, Fiona (1964 - )

    Wild Times Call 2001

    The complete suite of seven Type C photographs, edition number 4/10, each signed, dated, numbered and inscribed with title verso. Framed in museum timber. ‘Fiona Foley is Badtjala and an influential curator, writer and academic as well as an internationally recognised artist. Foley pursues a diverse artistic practice encompassing painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed-media work, found …

  • # 28729

    DE HAAS, Arline

    The Jazz Singer.

    A story of pathos and laughter. Novelized by Arline de Haas from the play by Samson Raphaelson. Illustrated with scenes from the photoplay. A  Warner Bros. production, directed by Alan Crosland, starring Al Jolson. New York : Grosset & Dunlap, 1927. First edition. Octavo (195 x 135 mm), publisher’s black-lettered blue cloth over boards (lightly …

  • # 28207


    Fashions in leather vinyl-patent & latex

    [Chicago? : s.n., circa 1965]. Octavo, illustrated self-wrappers, pp. 14, illustrated in black and white, light central crease. A rare early American vinyl and latex catalogue with a variety of products designed for fetishist sexplay. Includes latex bikinis, bloomers, custom made ladies dress suits, exercise suits, panties, gloves, aprons, raincapes, slacks, bras, boots, and other latexwear. …

  • # 28564

    BAYLEY, Richard (1745-1801)

    An account of the epidemic fever which prevailed in the city of New-York, during part of the summer and fall of 1795.

    New-York : Printed and sold by T. and J. Swords, printers to the Faculty of Physic of Columbia College, no. 99 Pearl-Street, 1796. Octavo, later half black morocco over marbled boards ruled in gilt (corners bumped), spine with raised bands lettered in gilt (joints a little worn); patterned endpapers, pp [i]-iv, 5-160 (includes errata on …

  • # 28551

    Photographer unknown.

    The tourist bus bound for Capilano Canyons and Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, circa 1925.

    Sepia tone gelatin silver print, panoramic format 90 x 235 mm; no photographer’s imprint; verso blank; fine condition. This wonderful original photograph shows a group of sightseers in a tourist bus outside the Canadian Pacific building in Vancouver, ready to depart for Capilano Canyons, north of the city. The ladies’ fashion strongly suggests a mid …

  • # 27392

    WROTH, Lawrence C.

    The early cartography of the Pacific

    New York : Bibliographical Society of America, 1944. Octavo, gilt-lettered blue cloth, presentation inscription on the half-title, pp. 192, 22 folding maps, a fine copy. Printed in an edition of 100 copies. Includes chapters on Dutch discoveries, Captain Cook, mapping of Japan, Russian discoveries, New Guinea et alia. “One hundred copies, with an index added, …

  • # 28384

    JOHNS, Jasper et al.

    Technics and creativity : Gemini GEL

    With an essay by Riva Castleman [Associated Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books]. New York : Museum of Modern Art, 1971. First edition. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 108, 364 illustrations (20 in colour), illustrated catalogue of published graphics from Gemini Printers in the period 1966 – 1971 (since its foundation), in the original embossed white plastic …

  • # 28591


    Califonia : where life is better.

    San Francisco : Californians Inc., 1923. Octavo (240 x 160 mm), original pictorial wrappers printed in sepia (some very pale foxing), staple bound; pp 47, [1], profusely illustrated with half-tone photographic plates, line drawings and maps; preliminary leaves with light spotting, else clean throughout, a good copy. Post-World War One booklet promoting emigration to Califonia. …

  • # 28431

    BAUER, Carl Johann Sigmund, (1780-1857)

    [GLOBE; TASMANIA]. The world with ist [sic] inhabitants.

    Nuremberg : Bauer, c. 1830. Original card box with marbled paper sides measuring 60 x 52 x 54 mm, the engraved paper label on lid with title (mis-spelling ‘its’ as ‘ist’) and images of inhabitants from four continents, containing an original miniature terrestrial globe and folding paper concertina of vignettes of the races of the …

  • # 28175

    CRÉPIN, Louis-Philippe (1772-1851) (after)

    Naufrage de MM. de Laborde sur les canots de La Peyrouse au port des François dans la Californie.

    Dédié à Monsieur Alexandre de Laborde leur frère. Paris : Ostervald, ca. 1807. Engraved by Prot and Dissard after a painting by Louis-Philippe Crépin. Copperplate engraving, 475 x 695 mm (image); 563 x 750 mm (sheet), small stain to lower margin, short repaired tear upper margin extending into the image, overall a very good example. …