• # 20075

    WALCH, Johannes (1757-1824)

    Allgemeiner Atlas. Nach den bewährtesten Hülfsmitteln und astronomischen Ortsbestimmungen,

    nebst allen neuen Entdeckungen, Säkularisationen, und Entschädigungen. Augsburg : im Verlag bei Johannes Walch, 1812. Small oblong quarto, original cloth backed papered boards (heavily rubbed, corners worn), hand coloured copper engraved title leaf with original owner’s signature, followed by [35] engraved maps, all with some degree of contemporary hand colouring; manuscript foliation and a few …

  • # 19741


    “QANTAS” Ltd. announce a greatly increased service to the public.

    At the head of drop title: Vignette illustration and “Air Travel – is Safe, Speedy and Comfortable, it exemplifies the spirit of modern progress”. Brisbane : “QANTAS” Ltd., The Wool Exchange, Eagle Street, 1930. Single sheet, 137 x 80 mm, printed on one side only; advertising a 15% reduction in fares on the Brisbane-Camooweal and Cloncurry-Normanton …

  • # 20246

    SAINT-YVES, G. (Georges)


    Tours : Alfred Mame et Fils, [c.1900]. Quarto, publisher’s pictorial red percaline decorated and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, pp 398, [1], wood engraved illustrations, maps; text in French; a superb copy. This strikingly beautiful and lavish fin de siècle French children’s book has much significant Australian content. The first 150 pages are devoted to …

  • # 19799

    FLYNN, John, Rev.

    The Inlander. A Magazine with no Magazine’s Habits. North Australia Centenary Number. September 1924.

    Sydney : Home Mission Board of the Presbyterian Church of Australia, 1924. New Series no. 1, September 1924. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, 104 pp, illustrated with photographic plates, maps; a fine copy.

  • # 19800

    FLYNN, John, Rev.

    The Inlander. A Voice from the Uttermost Frontiers of Settlement in Australia. Central Australia / A.I.M. Medical Service number. October 1927.

    Sydney : Home Mission Board of the Presbyterian Church of Australia, 1927. New Series no. 19, October 1927. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, 96 pp, illustrated with photographic plates, maps; a fine copy.

  • # 20336

    Terse information about Queensland, the queen state of the Australian Commonwealth

    Brisbane : Intelligence and Tourist Bureau, circa 1910. Third edition. Octavo, lettered wrappers (spine defective), pp. 51. Guide for the immigrant to Queensland.

  • # 20071

    JOHNSTON, Alex. Keith

    Handy Royal Atlas of modern geography

    exhibiting the present condition of geographical discovery and research in the several countries, empires, and states of the world. A new edition. Edinburgh and London : W. & A. K. Johnston, 1877. Folio, half-crushed green morocco over pebbled cloth (rubbed, short split to upper joint); all edges gilt, frontispiece chart of the North Polar regions …

  • # 19907

    J. & D. McKELLAR

    Decorative letterhead of J. & D. McKellar, stationers & account book makers, machine paper rulers, bookbinders, engravers, lithographers & printers. Queen Street, Brisbane, 1877.

    Lithographed letterhead, 210 x 140 mm; being an invoice to the Gas Company, Brisbane, dated June 20th 1877, for the amount of £1/10s for a “letter case” and “Rough cash book”; Queensland 1d Stamp Duty revenue stamp and “payment received” annotation to bottom margin; mild toning, faint original fold lines, a few pin holes top …

  • # 19510

    BACON, G. W.

    Map of Queensland.

    Coloured in counties. From the latest authorities. London : G. W. Bacon, circa 1900. Folding map, printed in colour (500 x 350 mm), folded and housed in cloth folder (marked), inset map of Brisbane. Two other examples, tentatively dated 1893 are held in Australian Libraries (SLW; NLA), however these examples also have the number ’97’ …

  • # 15889

    SHAPCOTT, Thomas W.

    [POETRY] Fingers at air : experimental poems 1969

    Ipswich, Qld : [printed privately], 1969. Edition limited to 200 signed copies (no. 169). Octavo, printed brown wrappers, previous owner’s name on half-title, unpaginated [48 pp]. An excellent copy. Scarce edition of poems by Queensland poet Thomas Shapcott AO.  

  • # 19494

    BENNETT, Mary M. (1881-1961)

    Human rights for Aborigines : how can they learn without a teacher?

    Brisbane : Printed by “Truth” and “Sportsman” Ltd., [1957?]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (sunned at edges), lower wrapper with map of Central and Western Aboriginal Reserves and the Rocket Range, staple bound, 63 pp, illustrated, a fine copy. An important work by a significant advocate of Aboriginal rights, based to a large extent on Bennett’s …

  • # 12178

    GREAT BRITAIN. COLONIAL OFFICE. [ARROWSMITH, John, 1790-1873]; [GIPPS, George Sir, 1791-1847]

    [STRZELECKI] Return to an address of the Honorable the House of Commons, dated 26 February 1841

    : for, copy of a despatch from Sir G. Gipps, Governor of New South Wales, to the Secretary of State for the colonies, transmitting a report of the progressive discovery and occupation of that colony during the period of his administration of the government. [London] : Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, …

  • # 19392

    BROADBENT, James

    The Australian colonial house

    Architecture and society in New South Wales 1788-1842. Sydney : Hordern House in association with the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 1997. Quarto, cloth covered boards, pictorial dust jacket, pp. 400, limited to 2000 copies, contains 24 colour plates and over 100 monochrome plates, contains in-depth academic text on the architecture of houses …

  • # 18997


    Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia

    Mt. Isa : Mt. Isa Chamber of Commerce, circa 1970. Tourist brochure, single folded sheet, 220 x 560 mm, folding to 220 x 97 mm, printed on both sides (12 panels in total), illustrated in colour with accompanying text; fine condition.

  • # 19147

    CORBETT, Francis

    [IRRIGATION] On Abyssinian tube wells

    / by Francis Corbett, Esq. [Melbourne] : Royal Society of Victoria, 1874. Octavo, original printed wrappers (small ink spot to front), stitched, 6 pp; a very good copy. Transcript of a lecture read before the Royal Society of Victoria on 18 July 1874, on the construction and effectiveness of the so-called “Abyssinian tube well”, a …

  • # 19250

    VOWLES, George (1844 - 1928)

    Sunbeams in Queensland

    Brisbane : printed by Rogers & Harley, 1870. Duodecimo, gilt-decorated green cloth (marked) with binder’s ticket of O’Hagen, Brisbane, yellow endpapers, pp. xi; [i]; 204, occasional foxing. The first published book of poetry by a Queensland born writer. Vowles was born in Ipswich in 1844.