OLSEN, John (1928 - )
Sydney : Port Jackson Press, 1975. Brown card folio measuring 825 x 625 mm, lettered title, signed by John Olsen with elaborate hand painted decoration across the upper wrapper, containing six original etchings, each signed and numbered, fine condition. Printed in an edition of fifty sets plus ten artists proofs by Max Miller at the …
Edited by N.E.J. Sewell and H. Wright Harrison. Adelaide : the artist, 1936. Quarto, decorated papered boards (light edge wear), pp. 106, illustrated with Coventry’s graphic caricatures of South Australian identities. Limited to 120 copies signed by the artist. Satrical lampooning of local celebrities in the centenary year of South Australia. Rare.
McKINLAY, John (1819-1872)
With three maps. Melbourne : F.F. Bailliere, . 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  advertisements, 136,  advertisements, 3 folding maps in pocket at …
STUART, J. McDouall (1815-1866)
The journals of John McDouall Stuart during the years 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, & 1862, when he fixed the centre of the continent and successfully crossed it from sea to sea.
Edited from Mr. Stuart’s Manuscript by William Hardman. With maps, a photographic portrait of Mr. Stuart, and twelve engravings drawn on wood by George French Angas from sketches taken during the different expeditions. London : Saunders, Otley and Co., 1864. First edition. Octavo, modern binding of half-calf over buckram, spine in compartments with contrasting morocco …
[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 and Adelaide University Students’ Representative Counci, 1949-1950. Octavo, illustrated card wrappers (a couple marked and edges chipped, two from the library of academic John Tregenza, signed by him). A very good complete set of Phoenix including the five significant pre-war …
GREAT BRITAIN. PARLIAMENTARY PAPER.
Australasia. Correspondence relating to Chinese immigration into the Australian colonies, with a Return of Acts passed by the Legislatures of those Colonies and of Canada and British Columbia on the subject.
London : Printed for His Majesty’s Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1888. Folio (330 mm), printed blue wrappers (a little chipped at edges, paper loss along spine), pp x, 87; a few pencilled annotations, but a very clean copy in the original wrappers.
CIGALE, Matej (editor); KÖKE, Friedrich (lithographer); MATICA SLOVENSKA (publisher)
[Ljubljana] : Matica Slovenska,  (publisher) ; Dunaj : vrezal na kamen in tiskal F. Köke,  (printer). Chromolithograph map, 390 x 495 mm; shows Australasia, the Malay Archipelago, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia; old folds, but a very good example. Trove locates no examples of this scarce separately-issued map from Atlant, the first atlas of the world …
Melbourne : George Robertson, 1874. Authorized Australian edition. Thick octavo (225 x 150 mm), gilt-lettered brown cloth (flecked), pp. viii; 691; upper hinge split, internally clean. Chapters on all the Australian colonies, as well as New Zealand, with sections on Aborigines, the gold rush, natural history, religion, education, farming, and much else. Ferguson 17336 (with …
TILLYARD, R. J.
/ With eight plates in colour by P. Tillyard. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1926. First edition. Thick octavo (245 mm), publisher’s brown cloth over boards (boards rubbed and marked, spine flecked and softened at head and tail, cloth starting to split mid-way along rear joint), pp. xvi, 560; b/w frontispiece; b/w diagrams throughout, 8 colour …
BONWICK, James (1817 - 1906)
London : Sampson Low, Son and Marston, 1870. Octavo, yellowback, papered boards with image on upper board of an Aboriginal subject (rubbed and worn, joints cracked), bookseller’s wetstamp and previous owner’s name to title page, pp. vi; 352, occasional light foxing, internally clean. Includes chapters on New South Wales, Norfolk Island, South Australia and Van …
WILHELMI, Johann Friedrich Carl (1829 - 1884).
Carl Wilhelmi, German naturalist in Australia: three autograph letters, signed, with significant content on Murray Aboriginal customs and botanical collecting. June 1860; September 1860; October 1871.
Carl Wilhelmi (1829-1884), German seedsman and botanical collector, arrived in Adelaide in March 1849, having been sent out to South Australia by the Dresden Lutheran Missionary Society. During his almost twenty-year sojourn in Australia, he made major contributions in the fields of both botanical science and anthropology. Early on, Wilhelmi collected botanical specimens extensively throughout …
STUART, J. McDouall (1815-1866)
Melbourne : F. F. Bailliere, 1863. First edition. Octavo, lettered pink papered cards (lightly discoloured), cloth spine, pp. [vi, advertisements], folding map (short tear at gutter), title page, 97; ; occasional foxing. Account of Stuart’s fifth and sixth expeditions from Adelaide to the north of Australia in search of new grazing land and a passage …
HARTITZSCH, Otto von
Studio portrait of botanist Dr. Richard Schomburgk, long-term curator of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Inscribed by Schomburgk and dated 1874.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 101 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘Otto von Hartitzsch, Artist and Photographer, 113 Rundle Street, Adelaide, South Australia’ and a fully contemporary inscription in ink in the hand of the great botanist himself: ‘With Dr. Schomburgk’s kind regards. Adelaide, Nov. 6th 74’; some mottling in …
CALDESI, BLANFORD & CO.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 98 x 58 mm (mount), verso with imprint of Caldesi, Blanford & Co., Photographers, 13 Pall Mall East, London; the print has lost a little definition but is in very good condition, as is the mount. Photographic portrait of Henry George Grey, 3rd Earl Grey (1802-1894). As Colonial …
Calculated for the meridian of Adelaide. By Andrew Garran, Esq., M.A. Adelaide : Printed and published at the “Register” and “Observer” Office, . Duodecimo (170 x 105 mm), original printed card covers, the rear cover with illustrated advertisement for the General Printing Office (wrappers darkened and with some mild staining, corners dog-eared, later cloth backstrip), pp …
JOHN BROADFOOT & SON (LEITH)
At Leith for Melbourne & Geelong, the beautiful new British-built clipper ship “Ben-Voirlich” … For Port Adelaide, South Australia, the first-class British-built clipper barque “Nepaul” … …
At head of drop title: Leith and Australia. Leith [Scotland] : John Broadfoot & Son, Agents, 28 June 1858. Letter sheet, 260 x 200 mm, bifolium,  sides, lithograph printed on the first side only with illustration of clipper ship at head, second side blank, third side with brief official correspondence in the form of …