South Australia

  • # 24520

    KERR, D. B. (Donald Beavis) (1919-1942)

    Form A.73. (June 1938) Royal Australian Air Force Observer’s, Air Gunner’s and W/T operator’s Flying Log Book. 416431 Kerr D. B.

    [Title from cover]. Octavo (205 x 140 mm), original printed blue cloth over boards, upper board with the owner’s name and service number in manuscript ‘KERR, D. B. 416431’; first page titled ‘Certificates of Qualification’, with manuscript entries recording Kerr’s qualifications as a Dead Reckoning Navigator (12 November 1941), Bomb Aimer (10 January 1942), Air …

  • # 24565


    Highway motor travel in Australia : Adelaide to Melbourne, Sydney and the Grampians with Pioneer.

    [Melbourne : Pioneer Tourist Coaches Pty. Ltd., c. 1935]. Large oblong octavo (180 x 210 mm), illustrated wrappers with photographic view of the Ocean Road near Angelsea (mild corner creasing and light marks), stapled, 7 pp, with itineraries and schematic maps for tours between Melbourne and Adelaide (both the Grampians and Princes Highway routes), Melbourne …

  • # 24543


    The manifesto of the South Australian Land Nationalization Society.

    Adelaide : W. K. Thomas & Co., Printers [for The Society], 1884. First edition. Octavo (206 x 136 mm), original printed blue-grey wrappers (light vertical fold, chipped at corners), 31 pp, very clean throughout. ‘Objects.: 1. To stop the further sale of all Crown Lands. 2. To, by repurchase, restore to the State the ownership …

  • # 24224


    Holiday tours in South Australia

    Adelaide : Frank Trigg, Government Printer, [1941]. Narrow octavo (230 x 90 mm), pictorial card covers with illustration of tourists at Mt. Gambier’s Blue Lake to front, [21] pp, photographically illustrated, calendar-style design with index titles in black on green for quick reference; includes sections on Adelaide, Mount Lofty Ranges, Victor Harbour, Kangaroo Island, River …

  • # 24216

    Great Britain. Oversea Settlement Department.

    Handbook on the Commonwealth of Australia : containing official information regarding climate and general conditions, openings for settlers, land settlement schemes, wages and hours of labour, cost of living, assisted passages, fares, &c.

    London : Printed under the authority of His Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1928. “Revised to January 1st, 1928”. Octavo (215 x 135 mm), printed blue wrappers (staples rusted but holding), pp 37, [2], maps, tables; internally very clean, a good copy. This publication is recorded in only one Australian collection (National Library of Australia).

  • # 24745

    KLEPAC, Lou

    Horace Trennery

    Sydney : The Beagle Press, 2009. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 152, 93 colour plates. New copy. Horace Trenerry is a South Australian artist, not widely known in Australia. The book presents a wide range of Trenerry’s work all reproduced in colour, and will allow people to discover a painter who deserves to be better known. …

  • # 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.  

  • # 23497


    [ANTI-GAMBLING] The sport without a smile : a treatise on the principles of gambling.

    / with foreword by Rev. A. T. Holden … President-General of the Methodist Church of Australasia. Adelaide, S.A. : Gillingham & Co. Ltd., 1935. Small octavo, publisher’s wrappers (upper wrapper with a few marks and mild corner crease), 78 pp; spotting to edges, leaves with occasional foxing, else sound. A Methodist publication on the moral, …

  • # 23822


    Royal Institution for the Blind, … North Adelaide. Manufacturers of art wicker & seagrass furniture, perams, etc. Wholesale price list. January, 1918.

    Adelaide : J. Evans, printer, 1918. Octavo, original printed maroon wrappers (upper wrapper with a couple of light marks and a nick to fore-edge), 6 pp, with clerical price revisions in red ink throughout, along with the note ‘Prices Revised – July 17th 1918’ on the first page; lists almost 400 different pieces of domestic …

  • # 23828


    The Viceroy home guide : useful everyday hints for the home

    Adelaide : Wilkinson & Co., 1914. Octavo (210 x 140 mm), original pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with view of Wilkinson & Co.’s Grenfell Street headquarters), inner wrappers with advertisements for Viceroy tea and Arab coffee, pp 97, [1], with numerous photographic plates illustrating Wilkinson & Co.’s tea, coffee and general merchant business, advertisements; a good …

  • # 23823


    [SOUTH AUSTRALIA] A few points for farmers to consider before buying harvesters.

    Front cover: A note of warning to farmers. Enquire within. Rear cover: “Keep me, I’ll be good”. [Adelaide] : [J. S. Bagshaw & Sons Limited], [c.1905]. Duodecimo, original pale grey wrappers printed in red, staple bound, [7] pp; a fine copy. John Stokes Bagshaw (1808-1888) was a manufacturer of agricultural machinery in South Australia, based in Adelaide. …

  • # 23830


    Stevenson Bros. Limited. The leading diamond merchants. Designers, importers, manufacturing jewellers, practical watchmakers & opticians … 20 Rundle Street, Adelaide

    and Bradford House, Barbican, London. Noted for quality and good value. Adelaide : Vardon & Sons Ltd. (printers), [c.1925]. Large oblong octavo (180 x 245 mm), original pictorial wrappers (some silverfishing), staple bound, pp 58, [1], lithographic illustrations throughout, including several colour plates; pp 33-34 with loss at top corner, centre pages loosened from staples, …

  • # 23820


    The South Australian tourist and holiday-makers’ guide

    / compiled and issued by the Government Publicity and Tourist Bureau. Adelaide : Harrison Weir, Government Printer, [1932]. Oblong octavo, original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 96 pp, photographic illustrations, advertisements; a fine copy. Attractive South Australian tourist brochure that includes information for visitors to the River Murray, Flinders Ranges, Kangaroo Island, Yorke Peninsula, Eyre Peninsula …

  • # 23825


    [WINE] Top Brand Fertilizers … Season 1913. (Price list)

    Adelaide : The Adelaide Chemical & Fertilizer Company Ltd., [1913]. Small quarto (242 x 190 mm), [4] pp, printed on cream coloured paper in sepia and red, with beautiful decorative illustrations (including grape cluster motifs on the centre pages); some very mild creasing, else fine condition. A superbly produced price list for many different varieties …

  • # 24013


    [SOUTH AUSTRALIA] Welcome to the City of Mount Gambier.

    Cover: To make your holiday happier, here are some of the places you can visit. Mt. Gambier, S.A. : “The Border Watch” Print, [c.1960]. Octavo (185 x 125 mm), [4] pp; non-illustrated tourist brochure, with information on sites and activities both in Mt. Gambier itself and in the surrounding region (including Naracoorte Caves, Princess Margaret …

  • # 23765

    Photographer unknown.

    A pair of very early stereoview photographs of Adelaide streets, circa 1860.

    Both views are exceptionally early and are possibly unrecorded. They appear to have been kept together for almost 160 years, as the manuscript captions on both are written in the same contemporary hand. It is likely that the same unidentified photographer was responsible for both views. I. Adelaide, S.A. Rundle St. from Gawler Place, north …