South Australia

  • # 31098

    ROBINSON, Julie

    The world of Mortimer Menpes

    Adelaide : Art Gallery of South Australia, 2014. Quarto, illustrated laminated boards, pp. 248, illustrated. As new copy, now sold out. ‘This major exhibition pays tribute to the artistic accomplishments of Mortimer Menpes (1855-1938).  The exhibition is the first retrospective of Menpes’ work and sheds new light on his artistic practice.  It includes his work in …

  • # 30634

    DUTTON, Henry Hampden (1879 - 1932)

    Across Australia by motor (Geoffrey Dutton’s copy)

    [Adelaide : J. L. Bonython & Co., printers, 1909]. Oblong duodecimo, lettered green wrappers, slight wear to the yapp edges, folding map, 51 photographic plates, a fine copy. The first crossing of the Australian continent by motor car. The remarkable suite of photographs show their open roofed vehicle traversing the most treacherous of terrain, the …

  • # 30835


    Australia : general information

    Melbourne : Australian National Travel Association (Printed at The Specialty Press), March 1939. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers with designs by James Northfield (the lower wrapper features his bird’s-eye view of Sydney Harbour including the Bridge), staple bound, 20 pp, with b/w photographic illustrations throughout, double-page colour map at centre showing shipping routes to Australia …

  • # 30764

    BURNELL, George (b.1830) & COLE, E.W. (1832-1918)

    Police Station, Goolwa. – Murray River. No. 59.

    [Title from contemporary inscription in ink verso]. Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each image approximately 74 x 70 mm, on original flat mount of buff-coloured card, 83 x 177 mm; fully contemporary inscription in ink verso; each albumen print has a few tiny marks, and the mount is a little dusty but otherwise clean and stable. …

  • # 30718

    DUTTON, Geoffrey (1922-1998)

    Et voilà! : souvenirs d’enfance. (Geoffrey Dutton’s own copy)

    / Geoffrey Dutton ; traduits de l’anglais (Australie) par Jean-Paul Delamotte. [Boulogne-Billancourt, France] : La Petite Maison (Atelier Littéraire Franco-Australien), [1998]. Octavo (185 mm), printed cream card wrappers, 80 pp, + photographic postcard (as issued) of the library at Anlaby, South Australia, the family home of Geoffrey Dutton; a fine copy. Edition limited to 500 copies. …

  • # 31003

    JONES, Philip and SUTTON, Peter

    Art and land : Aboriginal sculptures of the Lake Eyre Region

    By Philip Jones and Peter Sutton ; with special assistance by Kaye Clark. Adelaide : South Australian Museum in association with Wakefield Press, 1986. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, pp. 144, illustrated; a fine copy. Exhibition catalogue including detailed description of toas and dog models collected by J.G. Reuther from Diyari people at Killalpaninna Lutheran Mission; …

  • # 30697

    FLINDERS, Matthew (1774-1814)

    Observations upon the marine barometer, made during the examination of the coasts of New Holland and New South Wales, in the years 1801, 1802, and 1803.

    Contained within: Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London for the year MDCCVI. Part II. London : printed by W. Bulmer, 1806. Quarto, original plain blue wrappers, pp. iv; 239 – 473; [8]; 12 engraved plates (some folding), the plates foxed but the text clean, all edges uncut and a little dusty, a fine …

  • # 30364

    Photographer unknown.

    [SOUTH AUSTRALIA] Beaumont House, residence of Sir Samuel Davenport. Beaumont, Adelaide, late 1870s.

    Albumen print photograph, 157 x 210 mm, no photographer’s imprint; laid down on its original 19th-century album leaf of thick card, with a fully contemporary inscription in ink beneath the image on the mount: ‘Beaumont – Sir Samuel Davenport’s residence’; a strong print with lovely tones, in very good condition. For a biography of Sir …

  • # 29244

    COVENTRY, Lionel

    South Australian centenary celebrities : caricatures by Lionel Coventry

    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.

  • # 29899

    McKINLAY, John (1819-1872)

    McKinlay’s journal of exploration in the interior of Australia : (Burke Relief Expedition)

    With three maps. Melbourne : F.F. Bailliere, [1862]. 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 [4] advertisements, 136, [3] advertisements, 3 folding maps in pocket at …

  • # 29896

    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 …

  • # 30382


    [ANGRY PENGUINS] Phoenix : 1935-1950 (complete set)

    [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 …

  • # 30098


    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.

  • # 30150

    TROLLOPE, Anthony

    Australia and New Zealand.

    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 …

  • # 30071


    The insects of Australia And New Zealand.

    / 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 …

  • # 28787

    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 …