• # 31792

    RISLEY, Tom

    Tom Risley : the indigenous object & the urban offcast

    Brisbane : Queensland Art Gallery, 1992. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, pp. 32, illustrated. Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Queensland Art Gallery, 1992.

  • # 31763

    SMITH, Robert

    Aerial Art Exhibition

    [Brisbane : Queensland Art Gallery, 1962]. Octavo, illustrated wrappers with Russell Drysdale’s painting Back verandah, pp. 12, illustrated, essay by Robert Smith; a very good copy of this catalogue of an important exhibition showcasing artists from Conrad Martens to Margaret Olley.

  • # 31751

    HUGHES, Sydney G.

    Pocket map of Brisbane

    Brisbane : Published by Sydney G. Hughes, [1943]. Colour map, 470 x 350 mm, folding to 170 x 100 mm, in original pictorial card covers, 190 x 110 mm (light vertical crease), verso of map with printed information for tourists on Brisbane and neighbouring centres.

  • # 31702

    WARHOL, Andy (1928-1987)

    Andy Warhol

    Brisbane : Queensland Art Gallery; Pittsburgh : The Andy Warhol Museum, 2007. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, pp. 319, illustrated. Light handling marks, a very good copy. Catalogue of an exhibition organised by the Qeensland Art Gallery in conjunction with the Andy Warhol Museum, and held at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 8 December 2007 …

  • # 31649

    MACQUEEN, Kenneth (1897 - 1960)

    Making it modern : the watercolours of Kenneth Macqueen.

    Brisbane, Qld. : Queensland Art Gallery, 2007. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, spine sunned, pp. 160, illustrated. A leading Australian modernist, Kenneth Macquee (1897-1960) was one of the most distinctive watercolourists of his generation. This publication features watercolours as well as artist sketchbooks and family photographs, and includes contributions from emininent scholars in the fields of …

  • # 30974

    The Commonwealth of Australia. Inaugural Celebrations at Sydney 1901. The Government of New South Wales requests the honor of your presence at a Pyrotechnical Illumination of Sydney Harbour on the 4th January 1901.

    [Sydney : Government printer, 1900]. Chromolithograph printed on white card, 137 x 226 mm; illustrated with a view of a ship passing through Sydney Heads, flanked by the coats of arms and flags of The Commonwealth of Australia and Great Britain; the invitee is not named, the word ‘your’ being supplied in manuscript; residual old …

  • # 31437

    Photographer unknown.

    [TORRES STRAIT; QUEENSLAND] Native dancer and musician, Murray Island.

    Circa 1910. Photomechanical process postcard, 90 x 140 mm, recto with printed caption in lower margin ‘Native dancer and musician, Murray Island’; postally unused, verso imprinted ‘Post Card’ with no publisher indicated. In very good condition. A rare photographic image of a masked dancer and musician playing a shark-mouthed drum, taken on Murray Island (Mer) in the Torres …

  • # 30835


    Australia : general information

    Melbourne : Australian National Travel Association (Printed at The Specialty Press), March 1939. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers with designs by James Northfield (the lower wrapper features his bird’s-eye view of Sydney Harbour including the Bridge), staple bound, 20 pp, with b/w photographic illustrations throughout, double-page colour map at centre showing shipping routes to Australia …

  • # 30767


    Studio portrait of a female domestic servant, Brisbane, circa 1880.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘Mathewson & Co.. Artist Photographers. Brisbane’; both the print and mount are in very good condition. A scarce early Brisbane “occupational” photographic portrait, taken in the studio of Mathewson & Co. (note the painted backdrop). Scottish-born Thomas Mathewson was …

  • # 30288

    QUILTY, Thomas John "Tom" (1887-1979)

    The Drover’s Cook and other verses. (With an inscribed dedication by the poet)

    / by Tom Quilty. Published to benefit the Australian Inland Mission and Royal Flying Doctor Service. Sydney : Printed and published for the author by Bridge Printery Pty. Ltd., 1963. Third impression, with additions. Small octavo (190 mm), original gilt lettered and decorated red cloth over grey papered boards lettered in gilt (scattered stains), inscribed …

  • # 30697

    FLINDERS, Matthew (1774-1814)

    Observations upon the marine barometer, made during the examination of the coasts of New Holland and New South Wales, in the years 1801, 1802, and 1803.

    Contained within: Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London for the year MDCCVI. Part II. London : printed by W. Bulmer, 1806. Quarto, original plain blue wrappers, pp. iv; 239 – 473; [8]; 12 engraved plates (some folding), the plates foxed but the text clean, all edges uncut and a little dusty, a fine …

  • # 28066

    STANFORD, Edward

    London Atlas Map of the Asiatic Archipelago

    London : Edward Stanford, circa 1900. Chromolithograph map, dissected and laid on linen, 530 x 685 mm (sheet), cloth covers with title label, a very good copy. London Atlas Series. Map of south-east Asia with inset maps of Singapore (with descriptive text) and Labuan Island (Malaysia), including British Burmah (now Myanmar), Siam (Thailand), Cambodia (Cambodia), …

  • # 30620

    PIGOTT, Louis J.

    The bird man of Brisbane : Silvester Diggles and his ornithology of Australia

    Brisbane. : Boolarong Press, 2010. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. xii; 214, illustrated. ‘When Silvester Diggles arrived in 1855 there was little artistic or scientific talent in the small frontier town of Brisbane. By the time of his death in 1880, his paramount legacy was a large book on Australian birds, profusely illustrated with hand-coloured lithographs. …

  • # 30460

    STEELE, J. G.

    Conrad Martens in Queensland : the frontier travels of a colonial artist

    Brisbane : University of Queensland Press, 1978. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 150, illustrated. Biographical sketch; Martens visit to the Brisbane area and Darling Downs; notes on and illustrations of his sketches and paintings including a few depicting Aboriginal inhabitants

  • # 29899

    McKINLAY, John (1819-1872)

    McKinlay’s journal of exploration in the interior of Australia : (Burke Relief Expedition)

    With three maps. Melbourne : F.F. Bailliere, [1862]. First edition. Octavo, original blind blocked plum cloth over boards by Detmold of Melbourne with ticket (spine sunned), small repairs to head a foot of spine,  spine with gilt lettering and ornament, advertisements to endpapers, pp [4] advertisements, 136, [3] advertisements, 3 folding maps in pocket at …

  • # 29898

    LEICHHARDT, Ludwig 1813-1848

    Journal of an overland expedition in Australia from Moreton Bay to Port Essington,

    a distance of upwards of 3000 miles, during the years 1844-1845. London : T. &​ W. Boone, 1847. First edition. Octavo, binding as per Wantrup Aib, original embossed olive cloth boards (corners bumped), spine with gilt lettering, rebacked, pp 8 (publisher’s advertisements), xx, 544, frontispiece and 6 aquatint plates (1 folding), (8 – a second set …