[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.
EATHER, Michael; CORKHILL, Annette Robyn; BARING, Graham
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.
WILKINSON & CO. (ADELAIDE)
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, , with numerous photographic plates illustrating Wilkinson & Co.’s tea, coffee and general merchant business, advertisements; a good …
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 …
[D.B. KERR; MAX HARRIS; PAUL PFEIFFER; DORRIT BLACK, et al]
[The annual literary journal of the University of Adelaide]. Adelaide : Adelaide University Union, 1935-1948 (publication suspended 1940 – 1945, and not issued in 1947), and Adelaide University Students’ Representative Council, 1950). Eight volumes (of nine, lacking the 1949 issue), a near-complete run of this significant journal. Octavo, illustrated card wrappers (a couple marked and …
GRAHAM-STEWART, Michael; McWHANNELL, Francis; DICKSON, Jonathan
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 …
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.
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.
Cover title: The Cicero Correspondent : a Newspaper published on board the Barque Cicero, on her voyage from Plymouth to Port Adelaide, with 368 Immigrants. January 11th to April 12th, 1883. Captain, J.C.B. Jarvis; Surgeon-Superintendent, Dr. Cartwright; Matron, Miss M. Davidson. Price, one shilling. [Sydenham Cottage, Kent Town, S. Aust.] : G. F. Best, 1883. No. …
Herald Touring Club
The Herald road guide : motor roads of Victoria & routes to Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Alice Springs, in speedo maps
[Melbourne : printed and published by Edgar H. Baillie for the Herald and Weekly Times, circa 1934]. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 224, illustrated, numerous maps, one folding.
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 …
JAMES, H. R.
Magnificent views illustrating South Australia : cities, mountains, rivers, lakes, coasts and plains
Adelaide : H.R. James & Co., [circa 1933]. Oblong quarto, wrappers with illustrated insert, previous owner’s name, pp. , illustrated, with views of Adelaide, Mount Gambier, Naracoorte, the Murray River, Victor Harbour. Includes a view of a ‘native encampment’. Date sourced from State Library of South Australia, one of only two libraries in Australia that …
TAYLOR, J.T.E.; MOREHEAD, R.A.A.
Letter from a mining surveyor reporting on the Bon Accord copper mine at Burra, South Australia. June, 1848.
Manuscript in ink on laid paper, bifolium, [1 1/2] pp, foolscap folio (320 x 200 mm), headed “Bon Accord” Mine, 1st June 1848; signed at foot J.T.E. Taylor; outer side with address panel addressed to R.A.A. Morehead Esq., Scottish Australian Investment Co., O’Connell Street, Sydney; endorsed by the sender loose letter and per Juno, with …
MENPES, Mortimer Luddington (1855-1938)
Mortimer Menpes, Adelaide-born British artist : autograph note, signed, revealing his romantic feelings towards a young woman, possibly Australian socialite Pearl Faithfull. London, circa 1899.
Manuscript in ink on  pp of an octavo bifolium (180 x 110 mm), on embossed letterhead with Menpes’ Chelsea address ’25 Cadogan Gardens, S.W.’ (this residence, which Menpes had designed by the architect Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo and which was spectacularly decorated in the Japanese style, was completed in 1888, and Menpes and his family …
HALL, Anthony; [TEAKLE, Ephraim, 1817-1894]
Ephraim Teakle, Port Adelaide merchant and speculator : two letters addressed to him in England from Anthony Hall in Adelaide, concerning his properties and mining investments in South Australia, 1865-1868.
I. Entire letter, manuscript in ink,  quarto page, headed ‘Port Adelaide, 25th March 1865’, signed at the foot ‘Yours faithfully, Anthony Hall’; outer side with address panel addressed to ‘Ephraim Teakle Esq. Adelaide Villa, Shortwood, nr. Nailsworth, Gloucestershire’, tied with South Australia 1d and 9d postage stamps and postmarked ‘Port Adelaide S.A., MR 25 …
S.H. BENSON (publisher); Photographer unknown.
[Between 1900 and 1910. Possibly New South Wales or Queensland. Photographic glass magic lantern slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, printed series title to mount: ‘By Forest and Desert’, together with printed label of the maker, ‘S.H. Benson, 1, Tudor St., London, E.C.’ and printed sequence number ’24’; the slide is in fine …