South Australia

  • # 33512

    ANGAS, George French (1822-1886)

    South Australia Illustrated

    London : Thomas M’Lean, 1847. Imperial folio, gilt-decorated half morocco over calf (edges a little rubbed), all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, bookplate from the Davidson Collection to front pastedown, lithographed title page, engraved title page, dedication leaf (foxed), pale waterstain to top margin of two leaves of preliminary text, list of subscribers, preface, General Remarks …

  • # 33264


    [LEPORELLO] Album of Adelaide

    [Germany] : s.n., [circa 1880]. Leporello album. Octavo (190 x 142 mm), red pebbled cloth over boards elaborately decorated in gilt (worn), original cloth spine, containing concertina foldout with [12] panels, with many lithographed views of Adelaide, including its principal public buildings, a fine view looking north from Victoria Square, Hawker’s residence, Unley Park, Glenelg, …

  • # 33207

    ZIEGLER, Oswald L. (publisher); HURLEY, Frank (photographer)

    Australia 1788-1938. (With an archive of unique ephemera associated with Ziegler’s publications for the Sesquicentenary)

    Sydney, N.S.W. : Simmons Limited, 1938. “Produced by Oswald L. Ziegler under the authority of Australia’s 150th Anniversary Celebrations Council and in collaboration with its publicity committee.” (title page). Elephant folio (440 x 310 mm), publisher’s tan leather over boards (lightly rubbed and marked), upper board with black leather panel lettered in gilt 150 Years; all …

  • # 31717

    EYLMANN, Erhard (1860-1926)

    Die Eingeborenen der Kolonie Südaustralien. (Baldwin Spencer’s copy)

    Berlin : Dietrich Reimer (Ernst Vohsen), 1908. First edition. Thick small quarto (280 x 195 mm), publisher’s half black morocco over marbled papered boards (cornerpieces worn, boards silverfished), spine lettered and decorated in gilt (leather scuffed and worn along joints and spine ends), Baldwin Spencer’s copy, with his pencilled initials to front free-endpaper, pp. 28, …

  • # 16170

    SIMONS, Marian

    The Innkeeper’s wife

    Illustrations by Mary P. Harris. Adelaide : Rigby, c. 1941. Quarto, illustrated wrappers with silver detail (sunned), string-bound, presentation inscription to front blank, pp. 12, with line-drawn illustrations; contents fine. Children’s book based on the nativity. Muir 6750

  • # 33435

    CROFT, Brenda L. (curator)

    Beyond the Pale : Contemporary Indigenous Art

    2000 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia. Quarto, lettered wrappers (marked), pp. 112, illustrated. Includes works by Ian W. Abdulla; Destiny Deacon; Julie Dowling; Lola Greeno; Gordon Hookey; Gertie Huddleston; Kitty Kantilla/Kutuwalumi Purawarrumpatu; Yvonne Koolmatrie; Abraham Mongkorrerre; Clinton Nain; Rosella Namok; Mitjili Napurrula; Jimmy Njiminjuma; Lena Nyadbi; Kathleen Petyarre; Rea; Ginger …

  • # 32252

    PREMONT, Roslyn and LENNARD, Mark

    Tjukurrpa : desert paintings of Central Australia

    Alice Springs : Centre for Aboriginal Artists, 1988. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 64, illustrated. Photography by Claude Coirault. Exhibition catalogue; desert art of central Australia; artists description of their paintings; contemporary art; dot painting; Don Tjungurrayi; Paddy Carroll Tjungurrayi; Big Dave Oldfield Tjupurrula; Colin Dixon Tjapanunga; Dinny Nolan Tjampitjinpa; Leslie Tjampitjinpa; Young Timothy Dempsey Tjungurrayi; …

  • # 32325

    WESTALL, William (1781-1850)

    William Westall, voyage artist: autograph receipt for the sale a drawing for Mrs. Haldimand, dated 31 October 1826.

    Manuscript in ink on laid paper, 75 x 180 mm; dated ‘Oct. 31st 1826’, the document is written in Westall’s hand and is worded: ‘Recd. of G. J. Robson Esqre. Ten Guineas for a Drawing for Mrs. Haldimand. [Signed] W. Westall. / £10.10’; blind stamped at left margin ‘Receipt Three Pence’; clean and complete. Rare …

  • # 32130

    WEIGHT, Greg and MCGREGOR, Ken

    Artists of the Western Desert : 2006 – 2011 (deluxe edition)

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 2011. Quarto, blind embossed ochre cloth in cloth slipcase with draw ribbon, pp. 199, extensively illustrated. The deluxe edition limited to only 50 copies, specially bound, with an original signed etching by Mrs Bennett (Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa), numbered in an edition of 50 and signed with her monogram ‘X’. A book of portrait …

  • # 31026

    McLEAN, Robert

    Atlas of South Australia and Western Australia

    Sydney : J. Sands, [1886]. Folio, gilt-lettered half morocco over gilt-lettered cloth (corners scuffed and rubbed), 20 pages descriptive text on South Australia, 14 pages index, double page map of South Australia, double page map of the Northern Territory, 17 county maps of South Australia and the Northern Territory; 14 pages descriptive text on Western …

  • # 32646

    COX, James C. (1834-1912)

    [CONCHOLOGY] Distribution of Australasian volutes.

    / By James C. Cox, M.D. Sydney : Printed by Alexander W. Douglas, Atlas Office, Hunter Street, 1872. Octavo (210 x 140 mm), self-wrappers (foxed, and with some water staining to front) with early ownership inscription of J. Brazier; pp 21, [1]; occasional spotting and some pencilled marginalia, lower fore-edge margins of leaves with tiny nick, …

  • # 32986

    MOSEY, Anne et al.

    Ngurra (camp/home/country)

    Dolly Nampijinpa Daniels and Anne Mosey. Underdale, S. Aust. : University of South Australia Art Museum, [1994]. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 32, illustrated. Catalogue accompanying the exhibition, ‘Ngurra(camp/home/country)’ a collaborative installation by two women from different cultures who explore their particular histories and relationships to home and country; includes essay and interviews with the artists.

  • # 32456

    BIVEN, Rachel

    Some forgotten, some remembered : women artists of South Australia (signed copy)

    Written and compiled by Rachel Biven. Norwood, South Australia : Sydenham Gallery, 1976. Quarto, cloth in dustjacket (light edge wear), pp. [76], illustrated. Signed by the author. “This book makes no claim to literary merit, but I feel it has something to contribute to the history of South Australia. There are very few records preserved, …

  • # 32785


    [ATOMIC TESTING IN AUSTRALIA] Danger Radioactive

    [s.l. : Commonwealth Government of Australia, Department of Defence], 1961. Colour poster, 350 x 250 mm, offset printed; imprinted in image top right ‘R.A.A.F. POSTER 266 (NOV. 1961)‘; unmounted; some light wrinkling and creasing, otherwise very good. Trove locates no example in Australian collections of this highly emotive poster, which constitutes a tangible and sinister …

  • # 15796

    [FLINDERS, Matthew]

    A Holy Bible for children, shared by the great navigator Matthew Flinders and his younger siblings.

    A highly significant bibliographic treasure, with an association to one of the most important figures in the history of Australian exploration, Captain Matthew Flinders, RN (1774-1814), the navigator and cartographer who led the first circumnavigation of Australia and identified it as a continent.  The Holy Bible, adapted to the Use of Schools and private families: Containing all …

  • # 32781

    JOHNSTONE, O'SHANNESSY & CO. ; [LEIGHTON, Stanley, 1837-1901]

    Studio portrait of Stanley Leighton, English barrister and colonial artist. Melbourne, 1868.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 63 mm (mount), recto with fully contemporary inscription in ink across the bottom margin ‘Stanley Leighton July 1868’; verso with the gilt imprint of ‘Johnstone, O’Shannessy & Co., Photographers to H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh K.G. and to His Excellency the Governor, 3 Bourke St. East, Melbourne’; …