• # 23900

    Maker unknown.

    [MICROSCOPE SLIDE] Precious Opal. Australia.

    [United Kingdom : s.n., circa 1900]. Glass microscope slide, 75 x 25 mm, the mount with original label printed ‘Mineral’ and with contemporary manuscript caption in ink ‘Precious Opal. Australia’; in fine condition. An attractive microscope slide containing thousands of opal fragments, most likely from New South Wales, Queensland or South Australia.  

  • # 24397

    EATHER, Michael; CORKHILL, Annette Robyn; BARING, Graham

    Dreamtime : zeitgenössische Aboriginal art / The dark and the light.

    18.05. – 30.09.2001. Klosterneuburg (Vienna) : Sammlung Essl, 2001. Large quarto (300 x 240 mm), pictorial card covers, 301 pp, colour illustrations, bibliography; parallel text in German and English. An as new copy. Superb catalogue produced to accompany an exhibition of contemporary Australian Indigenous art staged by the Essl Museum, Vienna.

  • # 24142


    Cairns and hinterland : North Queensland.

    Brisbane : A.H. Tucker, Government Printer, [c.1940]. Single folded sheet, 430 x 280 mm, printed on both sides in colour, folded to 220 x 150 mm, text accompanied by photographic illustrations, map; a fine copy. Arthur Henry Tucker was appointed Queensland Government Printer in May, 1940.

  • # 24170

    DIGGLES, Silvester (1817-1880)

    The ornithology of Australia, by Silvester Diggles. Four original parts, 24 plates, in publisher’s wrappers.

    Brisbane : Printed for the author by T.P. Pugh, [circa 1865 – 66]. Four parts (out of a total of twenty-one, these are numbers 2; 3; 7; 8, numbered in pen), folio, publisher’s wrappers (edges chipped, dusty, a couple of blind stamps) each containing 6 hand-coloured lithographed plates, heightened with gum arabic, each with an accompanying …

  • # 23644

    FRIEND, Donald (1914-1989)

    “Rouseabout” : the original typed draft of an unpublished novel by Australian artist Donald Friend.

    Foolscap folio typescript, approximately 275 pages (double-spaced), gathered into 23 numbered and titled chapters (one with an alternative version), each with separate pagination, stapled at top corners, with Friend’s manuscript corrections and revisions throughout; contained in a manila folder with manuscript title to front in Friend’s hand: “Rouseabout.” Novel.; the paper has an expected amount …

  • # 23910

    HADDON, Alfred C. (Cort) (1855-1940)

    [TORRES STRAIT] Environment and cultural progress among primitive peoples. (Inscribed by Alfred Haddon).

    The Herbertson Memorial Lecture delivered in London, October 26th, 1927. Newtown, U.K. : The Montgomeryshire Express Ltd. [for the author], [1927?]. Tall octavo (245 x 153 mm), original printed wrappers (toned, lower wrapper chipped at top edge), a presentation copy inscribed on the upper wrapper by the author, distinguished Cambridge anthropologist Alfred Cort Haddon, for Dr. …

  • # 23762

    POLAND, W. (Wilhelm) (1866-1955)

    [HOPE VALE MISSION, CAPE YORK] Die Arbeit der Neuen-Dettelsauer Mission in Australien : aus meinem Privat-und Missionsleben im nördlichen Queensland.

    Lose Blätter. 3. Heft. [=The work of the Neuen-Dettelsauer Mission in Australia: from my private and mission life in North Queensland]. Nürnberg, Germany : Druchereigenoffenschaft “Noris”, 1907. First edition. Series: Neuendettelsauer Missionshauses ; nr. 11. Octavo (205 x 135 mm), original pictorial yellow wrappers (upper wrapper foxed and detached, as is the title page), pp …

  • # 24185

    MACDONALD, Alexander (1878-1939)

    In the land of pearl and gold : a pioneer’s wanderings in the backblocks and pearling grounds of Australia and New Guinea

    London : Blackie, 1907. First edition.  Octavo, gilt-illustrated cloth (spine faded), top edge gilt, a blank preliminary removed, frontispiece, pp. viii; [iv]; 318, occasional scattered foxing, else very good. The author’s adventures mining and pearling in Australia and New Guinea. Includes extensive racist commentary on indigenous Australians in central and northern Australia as well as …

  • # 24265

    GRAHAM-STEWART, Michael; McWHANNELL, Francis; DICKSON, Jonathan

    Bitter fruit : Australian photographs to 1963

    Melbourne : Michael Graham-Stewart, 2017. Quarto (285 x 230 mm), cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket, 280 pp, illustrated in colour throughout with hundreds of photographs documenting the collision of Indigenous Australian and European cultures; the photographs, ranging in date from the 1850s to the 1960s and taken in every region of Australia, represent some …

  • # 23777


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

    Melbourne : Sotheby’s, 2004. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), illustrated stiff wrappers, pp 3162, auction catalogue with 595 lots, most illustrated in colour; artefacts, bark paintings and contemporary Indigenous art; a very good copy.

  • # 23776


    Sotheby’s Aboriginal Art. Melbourne, 25 July 2005.

    Melbourne : Sotheby’s, 2005. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), illustrated stiff wrappers, pp 272, auction catalogue with 306 lots, all illustrated in colour; artefacts, bark paintings and contemporary Indigenous art; includes index of artists; a very good copy.

  • # 23725

    FLEURIEU, Charles Pierre Claret de, Comte (1738-1810)

    Discoveries of the French in 1768 and 1769, to the South-East of New Guinea,

    with the subsequent visits to the same lands by English navigators who gave them new names. To which is prefixed an historical abridgement of the voyages and discoveries of the Spaniards in the same seas / by M. ***, formerly a captain in the French navy. Translated from the French. London : Printed for John …

  • # 23406

    Special correspondent of "Engineering".

    [GOLD MINING] Mount Morgan : the field and machinery

    Rockhampton : [s.n.], 1892. Octavo, original printed green wrappers (lightly marked, upper wrapper with a few nicks, lower wrapper with tear at upper edge), 15 pp, paper browned, but a good copy. Ferguson, 9449.

  • # 23412

    FLYNN, John, Rev.

    The Inlander. A Quarterly Magazine dealing with National Interests from the Outbacker’s Point of View. Volume 1, nos. 1-3.

    Sydney : Home Mission Board of the Presbyterian Church of Australia, 1913-14. Vol. 1, no. 1, November 1913; vol. 1, no. 2, March 1914; vol. 1, no. 3, June 1914. Three individual issues, octavo, original pictorial wrappers (mild sunning and foxing), illustrated with photographic plates, maps; in good condition with occasional marginalia and some light …

  • # 23409


    See Australia first : Townsville, N.Q.

    Gympie, Qld. : Murray Views, [194-?] . Small quarto, pictorial wrappers with oval cut-outs to upper wrapper, [12] pp, colour and sepia tone photographic views, a very good copy. Copies are recorded in four Australian collections (James Cook University Library; Monash University Library; National Library of Australia; State Library of Queensland).

  • # 23426

    BARTON, Robert D.

    Reminiscences of an Australian Pioneer

    Sydney: Tyrrell’s Limited, 1917. Octavo, purple cloth (spine sunned and scuffed), portrait frontispiece, pp. viii;388, internally clean. Life in country New South Wales and Queensland.