• # 27062


    Sotheby’s. Aboriginal Art. Melbourne, 26-27 July 2004.

    Melbourne : Sotheby’s, 2004. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), illustrated card covers, pp 316; auction catalogue with 595 lots, most illustrated in colour (1 folding plate); including works on paper by 19th century artists Tommy McRae and William Barak; Kimberley bark paintings by Charlie Numbulmoore, Wattie Karruwara and Paddy Djagween and engraved pearl shells by …

  • # 26859

    WELSBY, Thomas

    Schnappering and fishing in the Brisbane River and Moreton Bay waters. (Presentation copy)

    Also included: A wandering discourse on fishing generally. Brisbane : Outridge Printing Co., 1905. First edition. Octavo, pictorial cloth boards (edges rubbed), hinges split, old tape marks to gutter of front free endpaper, small area of loss to photographic frontispiece, title page with presentation inscription from author to A. S. Nott, Esq., dated June 1908; …

  • # 26920

    MURRAY, Leonard

    [NEW GUINEA; QUEENSLAND] Sailing directions.

    Port Moresby : Government of Papua, 1930. Second edition. Large octavo (235 x 153 mm), original printed buff wrappers with ownership signature of Earl G. Griffith, 1st Lt. C. E., pp 42, with line-drawn illustrations of coastal profiles and marine hazards; corners a little dog-eared, but internally clean and sound, a good copy. Official government …

  • # 26817

    [ANGAS, George French (1822-1886)]

    Australia : a popular account of its physical features, inhabitants and productions, with the history of its colonization.

    Published under the direction of the Committee of General Literature and Education, appointed by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, circa 1865. Duodecimo, gilt-decorated blue cloth (the upper board showing a gold miner), corners a little rubbed, all edges gilt, prize inscription to front free endpaper, folding frontispiece map printed …

  • # 26909

    Queensland Government Tourist Bureau et al.

    16 x tourist brochures for Queensland holidays circa 1940s – 1970s

    A substantial collection of illustrated tourist brochures for Queensland, dating from the 1940s to the early 70s, mostly folding with maps and photographs, graphic design and tourist information. Each approximately 8 pp. folded, light handling wear. Published by the Queensland Government Tourist Bureau and local councils. An meaningful insight into mid-century tourism in the sunshine …

  • # 26811


    Collection of trading cards from the series Highlights of Australian History.

    [Sydney? : Nabisco Australia Pty. Ltd., late 1930s]. 36 trade cards (of 100?) from the series Highlights of Australian History, each 55 x 65 mm, mounted by the original collector on three photograph album pages; a little unevenly trimmed, otherwise good. These cards were issued free with purchases as advertising for biscuit and cereal manufacturer …

  • # 26861


    [ABORIGINES]  L’Australie

    Belgium : Liebig, 1910. Complete set of 6 trade cards, each 73 x 113 mm, rectos with illustrations of Tasmanian Aborigines (including Truganini and William Lanne) and Mount Wellington; Coolgardie and the Kimberley; Queensland Aborigines; MacDonnell Ranges; Aboriginal tree burial; Blue Mountains; kangaroo; emu; Aboriginal hunter; Victorian vineyards, and Arunta tribesmen; versos with explanatory text …

  • # 27007

    HEISER, Bruce

    Tempting Dame Fortune : a brief history of the Dee goldrush, Central Queensland (signed copy)

    Annerley (QLD) : Koro Press, 2018. Octavo, gilt-lettered black cloth, pp. [vi]; 90, illustrated. Signed by the author on the title page. Tempting Dame Fortune : a brief history of the Dee Gold Rush, Central Queensland chronicles the discovery of gold in the Central Queensland region in the early twentieth century.

  • # 26188

    Photographer unknown.

    Uncle Billie James, in native costume in Australia. / Killed by natives at Torres Strait.

    [Title from inscriptions verso]. Circa 1880. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 63 mm (mount), 56 x 48 mm (oval vignette); no photographer’s imprint; verso with two late-nineteenth century inscriptions by family members, the first in ink: ‘Uncle Bille James, in native costume in Australia’, and below it another in pencil in …

  • # 26769

    Photographer unknown.

    Man holding a boomerang and spears, posed with taxidermy specimens of native Australian animals.

    [Queensland or New South Wales : s.n., between 1890 and 1900]. Photographic glass magic lantern slide, 82 x 82 mm, uncaptioned; one edge lacking the original black paper border, otherwise in fine condition.

  • # 26691

    WATSON, John

    Vignette portrait of a young man wearing a bow-tie. Brisbane, circa 1865.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘J. Watson, Photographic Artist. Queen Street, Brisbane’; both the albumen print and mount are in superb condition. From DAAO: ‘John Watson, professional photographer, operated a photographic studio during the second half of 1855 in Edward Street, Brisbane, as a …

  • # 26827

    SMITH, Robert

    Australian Art 1862 – 1964

    [Brisbane] : Queensland Art Gallery [1964]. Octavo, illustrated wrappers with Russell Drysdale’s painting Back verandah, pp. 12, illustrated, essay by Robert Smith; a fine copy of this catalogue of an important exhibition showcasing artists from Conrad Martens to Lawrence Daws

  • # 25710


    Narrative of the voyage of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, commanded by the late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. &c. during the years 1846-1850.

    Including discoveries and surveys in New Guinea, the Louisiade Archipelago, etc. To which is added an account of Mr. E. B. Kennedy’s expedition for the overland exploration of the Cape York Peninsula. London: T. & W. Boone, 1852. Two volumes, octavo, rebound in quarter-calf over morocco buckram, spine in compartments with gilt-lettering and ornaments, endpapers replaced, …

  • # 26258


    [BRISBANE] Writing blotter advertising Rex hams and bacon, for Foggitt, Jones & Co.

    [Brisbane, Qld.] : s.n., [probably between 1930 and 1940]. Writing blotter, 95 x 217 mm, printed in red and black on cream card, with vignette illustration, text headed ‘The “Rex” Blotter’; in fine unused condition.

  • # 26404

    GODDARD, Angela (curator)

    Ian Fairweather : late works 1953-74

    Brisbane : Queensland Art Gallery/​Gallery of Modern Art, 2012. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, pp. 106, illustrated. This richly illustrated publication presents an insightful consideration of Ian Fairweather’s major achievements of the period from 1954 when he moved to Bribie Island in Moreton Bay, off the coast of Brisbane, to his death in 1975.

  • # 26625

    [CROOKE, Ray].

    Island Journal

    West End, Queensland : Bede Publishing, 2000. Quarto, illustrated dust jacket, pp. 117, illustrated in colour throughout with fold-out plates, introduction by Peter Denham, text ‘Island Journal’ by the artist, interview between the artist and Martel Denham, contains list of works and Torres Strait map.