South Australia

  • # 27062


    Sotheby’s. Aboriginal Art. Melbourne, 26-27 July 2004.

    Melbourne : Sotheby’s, 2004. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), illustrated card covers, pp 316; auction catalogue with 595 lots, most illustrated in colour (1 folding plate); including works on paper by 19th century artists Tommy McRae and William Barak; Kimberley bark paintings by Charlie Numbulmoore, Wattie Karruwara and Paddy Djagween and engraved pearl shells by …

  • # 26965


    Vignette portrait of an unidentified boy. Adelaide, circa 1865.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 100 x 61 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘The Adelaide Photographic Company, Neales’ Buildings, King William St.’; both the print and mount are in fine condition. A superb vignette head-and-shoulders portrait of a strikingly handsome youth, no doubt a scion of one of Adelaide’s elite families. The …

  • # 26571

    MITFORD, Eustace Reveley (1810 - 1869)

    Pasquin : the pastoral, mineral, and agricultural advocate

    Volumes I., II. and III. January, 1867 to November, 1869. London : Judd and Co., 1882. Quarto, half-roan over cloth (worn and marked), spine lettered in gilt, hinges weak, photographic portrait frontispiece, ownership inscription from date of publication to title page, pp. [ii]; 979, internally clean. Eustace Mitford emigrated to South Australia in 1839 and …

  • # 26817

    [ANGAS, George French (1822-1886)]

    Australia : a popular account of its physical features, inhabitants and productions, with the history of its colonization.

    Published under the direction of the Committee of General Literature and Education, appointed by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, circa 1865. Duodecimo, gilt-decorated blue cloth (the upper board showing a gold miner), corners a little rubbed, all edges gilt, prize inscription to front free endpaper, folding frontispiece map printed …

  • # 26948

    A. W. G. PITT (firm)

    Brown’s Great Tree Puller and Log Rolling Machine.

    Adelaide : A. W. G. Pitt, sole agent for South Australia, [1910]. Small quarto bifolium, 255 x 160 mm, [4] pp, with one illustration and one diagram; old spike hole, otherwise in very good condition. South Australian trade flyer with prices and working instructions for the 1909 and 1910 models of “the best Grubbing Machine …

  • # 26811


    Collection of trading cards from the series Highlights of Australian History.

    [Sydney? : Nabisco Australia Pty. Ltd., late 1930s]. 36 trade cards (of 100?) from the series Highlights of Australian History, each 55 x 65 mm, mounted by the original collector on three photograph album pages; a little unevenly trimmed, otherwise good. These cards were issued free with purchases as advertising for biscuit and cereal manufacturer …

  • # 26529

    Back to Peterborough Committee

    Back to Peterborough celebrations April, 1933. Official souvenir and programme, Saturday 15th to Saturday 29th (inclusive).

    Peterborough, S. Aust. : Back to Peterborough Committee, 1933. Oblong quarto, lettered wrappers, pp. [64]; extensively illustrated, including a folding panorama of the town in 1880. Scarce South Australian local history title.

  • # 26861


    [ABORIGINES]  L’Australie

    Belgium : Liebig, 1910. Complete set of 6 trade cards, each 73 x 113 mm, rectos with illustrations of Tasmanian Aborigines (including Truganini and William Lanne) and Mount Wellington; Coolgardie and the Kimberley; Queensland Aborigines; MacDonnell Ranges; Aboriginal tree burial; Blue Mountains; kangaroo; emu; Aboriginal hunter; Victorian vineyards, and Arunta tribesmen; versos with explanatory text …

  • # 26864

    HOOD, John 1839-1924, colourist (attributed); DURYEA, Townsend 1823-1888, photographer (attributed)

    Painted photographic portrait of a wealthy lady in mourning. Adelaide, circa 1864.

    Albumen print photograph overpainted in oils, 123 x 116 mm, laid down on its original wood mount; in fine condition; unfortunately the original frame is now lost, the back of which, according to the previous owner, bore the printed label of the photographic studio of Townsend Duryea, 66 & 68 King William Street, Adelaide. The …

  • # 26683


    Photographic portrait of a mother and her young daughter. Adelaide, 1863-65.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 63 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘Photographed by Anson & Francis, Adelaide Photographic Institution, 97 Rundle Street’; some scattered light foxing to the print and mount. Davies & Stanbury (The Mechanical Eye) list Anson & Francis at their 97 Rundle Street address between 1863 and 1868. This rather …

  • # 26736

    KEMPF, Franz

    Franz Kempf : past & present (signed copy)

    Adelaide : Kensington Gallery and BMG Art, 2006. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [16], illustrated. Signed by the artist.

  • # 26750

    HUPPATZ, Matt (editor)

    Felt space gold : a survey of emerging contemporary art practice in South Australia 2011

    Adelaide, SA : FELTspace, [2011]. Quarto, lettered wrappers, unpaginated, illustrated. FELTspace GOLD presents the work of South Australia’s brightest up and coming contemporary artists, surveying the practices of twenty eight emerging artists working in the areas of cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration, performance, video, glass, sculpture, painting, and drawing. The work of each artist is superbly illustrated and …

  • # 26751

    JOLLY, Martyn

    South Australia rephotographed.

    Adelaide : Adelaide Festival of Arts Inc., [1988]. Quarto, lettered wrappers, pp. [24, illustrated. Catalogue of the exhibition produced for the Fifteenth Biennial Festival of Arts by the South Australian Visual Arts Committee and others.Coordinator, Alan Cruickshank ; essay by Martyn Jolly. Includes works by Ian North, Fiona Hall, Samuel Sweet et al.

  • # 26752

    FENNER, Felicity

    Handle with care : 2008 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art

    Adelaide : Art Gallery of South Australia, 2008. Quarto, lettered boards, cloth spine, pp. 84, illustrated. Includes work by Bronwyn Oliver, Hossein Valmanesh, Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri and others.

  • # 26726

    CUMPSTONE, Nici et al.

    Heartland : Contemporary art from South Australia

    Adelaide : Art Gallery of South Australia, 2013. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, pp. 80, illustrated. includes works by Stewart MacFarlane, Ian North, Kim Buck and Amata – Tjala artists from the Anangu Pintjatjara Yankunytjatatjara lands.

  • # 26690

    NIXON, Frederick Robert (1817 - 1860)

    Government House & part of N. Terrace. E view. 1880’s

    Photo-lithograph in green ink on wove paper, 74 x 219 mm (image); 260 x 280 mm (sheet), edge tears to margins touching image on the left, else very good. Lithograph by an unknown artist after an etching of Adelaide first published in Nixon’s Views on Adelaide and its Vicinity (1845), the first South Australian view book. …