Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 2019. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. xx; 155, illustrated. New copy in shrinkwrap. Hans and Nora Heysen: Two Generations of Australian Art brings together the work of Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen, father-and-daughter artists whose work spanned more than a century. While Hans devoted his mature practice predominantly to …
F. S. CRAWFORD
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 99 x 60 mm (mount), bottom margin recto inscribed in ink with the sitter’s names, ‘Samuel Bell [Labatt]’ and ‘John Bagot [Labatt]’; verso imprinted ‘The Adelaide Photographic Company, F.S. Crawford, Manager’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. Brothers Samuel Bell Labatt (1858-1944) and John …
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 …
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 …
MOUNTFORD, Charles Pearcy (1890-1977)
Adelaide : Rigby, 1976. First edition. Quarto, burgundy cloth, pictorial dust jacket, 628 pp, 1 folding plate, 12 leaves of colour plates, b/w illustrations and plates throughout, map; includes the loosely inserted cautionary note (100 x 200 mm) to Indigenous readers. A fine copy. The infamous first edition of Mountford’s landmark work on the culture …
DURYEA, Townsend (1823-1888)
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 106 x 63 mm (mount), verso with the imprint of ‘T. Duryea, Photographer, Adelaide. By appointment to H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. A late 1860s studio portrait by New York-born photographer Townsend Duryea (senior), who, along with his …
DOOLEY, Gillian and Danielle CLODE
Mile End, S.A. : Wakefield Press, 2019. Large octavo (234 x 136 mm) trade paperback, pp x, 448, colour illustrations, maps; brand new publication. ‘The European maritime explorers who first visited the bays and beaches of Australia brought with them diverse assumptions about the inhabitants of the country, most of them based on sketchy or …
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 …
KOITHAN, Friedrich Albert (1879-1973)
[MANUSCRIPT] Writing exercise book of Friedrich Albert Koithan, pupil at the German Lutheran School at Steinfeld in the Barossa Valley, South Australia, 1889-90 (and 1897).
Small square quarto, 205 x 170 mm, original cloth backed marbled papered boards (heavily worn and almost detached) with the owner’s manuscript title label in English to front ‘Exercise Book / Albert Koithan / Steinfeld, 9th October 1889’, containing approximately  ruled pages entirely filled with manuscript in ink, predominantly in German but with numerous …
Experiences of a colonist forty years ago, and a journey from Port Phillip to South Australia in 1839.
By an Old Hand. Adelaide : Frearson and Brother, 1879. Octavo, gilt-lettered blue cloth (a bright copy), bookplate from the Geoffrey Ingleton collection to front pastedown, bookplate from the Chapman collection to front free endpaper, pp. 63; 59; errata slip, six full page wood engravings, a fine copy. Hamilton’s experiences of early Adelaide, where he arrived …
[GERSTÄCKER, Friedrich, 1816-1872]; WILLIAMS, Sophus (photographer); HADER, E. (artist)
Albumen print photograph of a painted portrait, carte de visite format, 107 x 67 mm (mount), recto of mount with facsimile autograph of the famous writer, along with the artist’s details: ‘E. Hader pinxit’, the publisher’s copyright statement: ‘1882. Gesetzlich geschützt’, and the imprint of the photographer and publisher: ‘Photographie und Verlag v. Sophus Williams, …
Silver gelatin print photograph, 120 x 180 mm, unmounted; verso with pencilled inscription ‘Inside W. Davies music shop Rundle St. 1920s; in fine condition with crisp detail. A fascinating glimpse into the cluttered retail showroom of W. Davies, who evidently also ran his School of Music in the same building. There is a vast array of …
[SOUTH AUSTRALIA; IMMIGRATION] Newitt family archive, including ticket to Adelaide from London, 1854.
The following group of original documents and photographs relates to the family of Thomas Newitt, who arrived in Adelaide with his family in 1854. 1. Marriage certificate for Thomas and Mary Ann Newitt, September 7th 1836, in the Parish of St Mary, Lambeth, in the County of Surrey. Thomas Newitt, bachelor; Mary Ann Perry, spinster. …