[GILL, S. T.].
From sketches in 1840 – 1849 by S. T. Gill, F. R. Nixon, S. Calvert & O. Korn. [Adelaide] : E. S. Wigg & Son, n.d. [c.1880]. Oblong folio, gilt-lettered half-morocco and pebbled cloth boards (stain to front board), expertly recased, hinges strengthened, with the original binder’s ticket of Wigg & Son, Adelaide, patterned endpapers, …
being a brief historical and descriptive account of Victoria,Tasmania, South Australia, New South Wales, Western Australia and New Zealand. With a map of the Australasian colonies. Melbourne : William Fairfax and Co., 1859. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth by Detmold, binder’s ticket to front pastedown, spine with loss, advertisements to endpapers and bookplate for Rev. William McClure, …
LINGWOOD SMITH, William Thomas, 1860-1933
An important archive of photographs of Aboriginal subjects by police photographer W.T. Lingwood Smith, South Australia and Central Australia, circa 1900.
William Thomas Lingwood Smith was a Detective Photographer in the South Australian Police Force from 1888 until his retirement in 1922. As early as 1894 he also pioneered fingerprinting in Australia, becoming an expert in the Criminal Investigation Branch of the South Australian Police Department. The quality of his little-known, non-commercial photographic portraits of indigenous people …
OLDAY, John (1905-1977)
Outsider John Olday exhibits 40 paintings, 70 drawings at the Royal Admiral Hotel [Adelaide], 10th March – 21st March, 1964.
[Adelaide? Sydney? : The artist, 1964]. A series of  photographic postcards, in uniform 140 x 87 mm format, printed on high quality Agfa-Gevaert matte stock, with reproductions of Olday’s works, all captioned and initialled by the artist in pen; the postcards are loose but accompanied by what are presumably their original grey paper “wrappers”, each 140 …
PÉRON, François, 1775-1810; FREYCINET, Louis Claude Desaulses de, 1779-1842; LESUEUR, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846; PETIT, Nicolas-Martin, 1777-1804
Voyage de découvertes aux terres Australes. Exécuté par ordre de sa Majesté l’Empereur et Roi, sur les corvettes le Géographe, le Naturaliste, et la goélette le Casuarina, pendant les années 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804.
Rare complete set, in contemporary bindings, of the official account of the Baudin voyage. One of the most important and famous descriptions of Australia ever published, it also contains the first published complete and fully detailed map of Australia, Freycinet’s Carte générale de la Nouvelle Hollande, along with many significant charts of the southern Australian coastline (“Terre Napoléon”), superb …
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN RAILWAYS
Adelaide : C.E. Bristow, Government Printer, May 1903. “61st edition”. Square octavo, original printed blue-grey wrappers (lightly foxed), pp i-xxxii (advertisements, large format folding map), 1-210, [1 calendar], xxxiii-lvi (advertisements and photographic plates of various South Australian tourist destinations); internally pristine, a fine copy.
Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen. Handbuch der Reichspostdampfer-Linien nach Ostasien und Australien. No. 1, 1910.
Bremen : Norddeutscher Lloyd, 1910. Octavo, publisher’s pictorial wrappers with original owner’s signature to front (lightly foxed, short paper split at head of spine); pp 113, with folding tables and folding colour map at rear; a good copy. Scarce commercial shipping publication containing N.D.L.’s timetables, rates, baggage and freight allowances etc. for all lines, including …
New York : Arbuckle Bros., [copyright 1889]. Trade card, 68 x 138 mm, recto with chromolithographed design incorporating map of australia and images of kangaroo, black swan, gold miner and sheep; verso with information about Arbuckle Bros’ coffee; in very good condition. The map lists some places which today may seem obscure, but which around …
Experiences of a colonist forty years ago; a journey from Port Phillip to South Australia in 1839 and a voyage from Port Phillip to Adelaide in 1846.
By an old hand. With illustrations. Adelaide : J. Williams, 1880. Octavo, gilt-lettered red cloth, blue endpapers with previous owner’s name neatly inscribed, photographic frontispiece, pp. [viii]; 84; 79; ; 23; two photographic plates reproducing four painted scenes, Second edition, the first with photographic illustrations. Ferguson 10184; Holden 49
HOWCHIN, Walter (1845-1937)
[London : Geological Society, 1908]. “From the Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society for May 1908, Vol. lxiv”. Octavo, original printed wrappers, a presentation copy inscribed by the author on the upper wrapper for ‘Jas. Mackintosh Bell, Esq., M.A., PhD.’; p. 234-259,  leaves of plates, line drawings; a good copy. The only copy of this offprint …
GRAD, Charles [STUART, John McDouall, 1815-1866]
pp 39-76 in: Nouvelles Annales des Voyages, de la Géographie, de l’Histoire et de l’Archéologie. 6e. séries, 8e. année, Juillet 1862. Paris : Arthus Bertrand, 1862. Octavo, original printed wrappers; pp 1-128, folding map of de Bono’s expedition on the White Nile at rear; a near fine copy. An abridged account of Stuart’s expedition of March-August …
NATIONAL BANK OF AUSTRALASIA
[Adelaide : James Williams]. Lithographic printing in green on white paper; 85 x 192 mm; nicks at top right corner and edge, small mark lower right margin; else very good. The National Bank of Australasia Limited was established in 1858. Its branch at Nuriootpa, the major commercial centre in the Barossa Valley, was opened prior to 1880.
DURYEA, Townsend (1823-1888); "W.S.E."
Carte de visite with an acrostic laudatory poem to Tasmanian newspaper publisher and editor John Campbell Macdougall
Albumen print photograph of a lithographed poem titled ‘An Acrostic’, dated and initialled in the image ‘Hobart Town, 9th August 1848 / W.S.E.’, carte de visite format, 105 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘T. Duryea, Artist & Photographer, by Appointment, 66 & 68 King William St., Adelaide / Prize Medal, Universal Exhibition 1867’; both the …
WYATT, William (1838-1872)
[South Australia], 1862. Title from artist’s caption. Ink wash on wove paper, 90 x 160 mm; signed and dated lower right ‘Wm. Wyatt J[unior] d[epinxit]. 1862.’; in good condition, with a tiny spot of restoration to the outline of the hill at upper left; mounted in a recent glazed timber frame. William Wyatt, sketcher, watercolourist and lithographer, was …
[London : Orient Line, 1895]. Quarto sheet, 270 x 205 mm, printed on both sides in sepia and blue, manuscript entries recording payment of £128 by the Hon. F.S. O’Grady [Frederick Standish O’Grady, 6th Viscount Guillamore, 1847-1927] and Hon. Mrs. O’Grady, for First Saloon passage on RMS Cuzco, departing London 6 September 1895, for Albany, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, being a …
A highly significant bibliographic treasure, with an association to one of the most important figures in the history of Australian exploration, Captain Matthew Flinders, RN (1774-1814), the navigator and cartographer who led the first circumnavigation of Australia and identified it as a continent. The Holy Bible, adapted to the Use of Schools and private families: Containing all …
CONIGRAVE, John Fairfax
A handbook : compiled by John Fairfax Conigrave for the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, London, 1886. Octavo, contemporary black half-calf over cloth (scuffed), binder’s ticket of T. W. Taylor of Winnipeg, lithographed wrappers and title page bound in, pp. vi; ; folding map of Port Adelaide; 180; (14 – plates). Bound with : Official catalogue …
WYATT, William (1838-1872)
[South Australia], 1862. Title from artist’s caption. Ink wash on wove paper, 80 x 180 mm; initialled and dated lower right ‘W.W. 62’; in fine condition, mounted in a recent glazed timber frame. William Wyatt, sketcher, watercolourist and lithographer, was born in the Colony of South Australia in 1838, the son of William Wyatt (Senior), surgeon, …
Artist unknown [after ANGAS, George French; HAINSSELIN, Henry]
Four early watercolour portraits of Australian Aborigines after lithographs by George French Angas and Henry Hainsselin.
[Australia? : c.1846]. Four individual watercolour head-and-shoulder portraits, each approximately 110 x 90 mm, on sheet 400 x 325 mm, paper watermarked J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1846; the artist’s captions in pencil beneath each portrait read (anti-clockwise from top right): Kertamaroo / King John; Mocata (his wife); Native of Gipps Land, Victoria; Yonki Yonka, Native of Western …
DURYEA, Townsend (1823-1888)
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63, verso with imprint of ‘T. Duryea, Photographer to His Excellency, 66 King William St., Adelaide’, and an inscription in a contemporary hand ‘Sarah Jacob / Born April 21st 1851 / Anne (sic) Jacob / Born Dec. 17 1853’; both the albumen print and mount are …
Adelaide : Art Gallery of South Australia, 2002. Quarto, laminated pictorial boards, pp. 208, illustrated. Monograph of exhibition collecting Australian and Indigenous artworks depicting the Flinders Ranges, from Aboriginal rock paintings, to Colonial artworks, to modern realist painters such as Hans Heysen and Jeffrey Smart.
WOOD, Rex (1906-1970)
[Adelaide : probably between 1930 and 1935]. Watercolour and gouache on paper, sheet 280 x 190 mm, signed lower right ‘Rex Wood’; laid down on original board mount, removed from a frame at some point; in very good condition. Rex Wood was born in Laura, in the Mid North of South Australia in 1906, and …
[THOMAS ADAMS HILL]; GLENNY, Henry (1835-1910)
Mid-1860 [but probably published early 1863]. Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, amount 105 x 63 mm, vignetted image 50 x 50 mm, recto of mount inscribed in contemporary hand ‘Bourke’ (sic), and verso inscribed in the same hand (with the correct spelling) ‘Burke’; no studio imprint; albumen print with faint …
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
Gelatin silver photograph, 150 x 103 mm, verso with contemporary inscription in pencil ‘River Murray Tribe. Govt. Photog.’; in fine condition (the tiny white scratch in the upper section is in the negative).
LINGWOOD SMITH, William Thomas (1860-1933)
A group of photographs of Aboriginal subjects by police photographer W.T. Lingwood Smith, South Australia and Central Australia, circa 1900.
Five photographs on early printing out paper, each approximately 100 x 145 mm, unmounted; all are outdoor shots of Aboriginal subjects (four with the photographer’s pencilled caption verso); sourced with a group of Lingwood Smith portrait photographs of South and Central Australian Aborigines in identical format, inscribed in the same hand and bearing contemporary captions in ink ‘South …
WHITE, Samuel Albert (1870-1954)
A highly important record of early European contact with the Yankunytjatjara people. Eight gelatin silver print photographs, each 100 x 127 mm, unmounted; versos with the photographer's pencilled captions and sequence numbers; all of the prints are in fine condition. Although principally an ornithologist, by the early 1900s Adelaide-born Samuel White 'had earned a reputation …
STANTON, Don E.
Bermagui Sth., N.S.W. : Maranatha Revival Crusade, . Series: Monthly Message, no. 26. Octavo, pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with stain), stapled, 112 pp, illustrated; a couple of annotations in biro, otherwise a very good copy. “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (title page). Christian religious pamphlet written by an …
Adelaide : Pitjantjatjara Land Rights Working Party of South Australia, 1978. Folio, pcloth backed printed wrappers, 130 pp,  leaves of maps; a very good copy.
KENYON, Alfred Stephen
in the Australian Room, National Museum, Public Library Buildings, Melbourne, arranged for the Australian meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Melbourne : Arnale and Jackson Press, 1914. Octavo, printed green wrappers, staple bound, 16 pp; a good copy. The collection is comprised mainly of artefacts from southeastern Australia, but also includes stone …
PARKER, R.S. (Robert Stewart) et al.
Spring Forum ; 1955 ; Proceedings. Sydney : Australian Institute of Polictical Science, 1955. Quarto, original card covers, roneo printed, 90 pp, 1 folding table, 3 folding maps; a very good copy. Contains four papers delivered at the Armidale forum by R.S. Parker (New states for Australia : why new states?), J. MacDonald Holmes (The proposed …
[Adelaide] : [Government of South Australia], 1936. Octavo, navy leather boards with gold inlay and text, very minor chipping on spine, pp 43, with compliments card. Published for the unveiling ceremony of the commemoration stone by Governor Sir Winston Dugan. Transcribes broadcast messages associated with the ceremony.
[Great Britain : Valentine's, circa 1905]. Chromolithographic postcard, 88 x 139 mm, postally used; in fine condition.
PENNY, H. H.
Some thoughts on the meaning of education for Aborigines and other Australians. Adelade : Aborigines Advancement League Inc., S. A., 1965. Octavo, lettered wrappers (small stain), pp. 7.
JENKINS, John Greeley (1851-1923)
as announced by the Premier and Minister controlling the Northern Territory. Adelaide : J. L. Bonython & Co., 1904. Tall octavo pamphlet, original printed orange wrappers, staple bound, 11 pp, a fine copy.
HOOD, John 1839-1924, colourist (attributed); DURYEA, Townsend 1823-1888, photographer (attributed)
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 …
[GOYDER, G. W.]
as divided into counties and hundreds, showing the most important settlements, post towns, telegraph stations, main roads, railways, &c . Compiled from official documents in the the Office of the Surveyor General 1877. [Cover title : Atlas of principal portions of settled districts in the province of South Australia 1877 – 8]. Adelaide : Surveyor General's Office, …
CARROLL, H. S.
Together with map of South Australia indicating roads, distances, relative position of counties &c., &c. Showing — All Boroughs, Post-towns, Villages, Hamlets, Road Boards, Roads, Railways, Rivers, Lakes, Creeks, Mountains, Stations, the Area of County and Station, (the Names, Occupiers, Grazing capabilities and Area of each), the Population of each Town in the Colony, Height …
Church of England. Diocese of Adelaide.
by the Lord Bishop of Adelaide, on Thursday, May 24, 1849 … Adelaide : Printed by George Dehane, King William Street, 1849. Quarto, printed wrappers, 6 pp, mild vertical fold line and some corner creasing; ex Webster Collection, with small red stamp and manuscript collection number (2657) to last page; a good copy. Ferguson, 5160. …
ROSE STEREOGRAPH CO.
forming up on the Thames Embankment. Melbourne ; Sydney ; Wellington ; London : The Rose Stereograph Co., . Stereoscopic gelatin silver print photograph (mount 95 x 175 mm), from the series Great suffragette demonstration in London, serial no. 11,954, printed title beneath the images; recto of mount imprinted The Rose Stereographs Melbourne ; Sydney …
AGENT-GENERAL FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA
for South Australia, to all persons approved as suitable who are in sound health, and have not previously resided in Australia. They must pay their own passages and proceed DIRECT to ADELAIDE, South Australia, and reside in the Colony for two years. London : Agent-General for South Australia, [c.1875]. Broadside, 430 x 280 mm, printed …
SPENCER, Baldwin; GILLEN, F.J.
London : Macmillan and Co., 1904. First edition. Octavo, gilt decorated cloth boards (rubbed and marked), endpaper with bookplate, inscription, and pencil notes 784 pp. An important anthropological and ethnographical publication surveying the Indigenous Australian tribes of what is now the Northern Territory, with a wealth of observations on the culture, art, and traditions of …
Ink and wash on paper, 350 x 455 mm (sheet); laid down on modern backing sheet; some loss along the early vertical fold line (mainly at the extremities) and in bottom left corner of sheet. A relatively early manuscript map showing Australia and Van Diemen's Land, as well as New Guinea and parts of the …
Sailor : soldier : artist, and the first Surveyer-General of South Australia. Adelaide : R. E. E. Rogers for the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch, 1911. Octavo, gilt-illustrated vellum over bevelled boards, top edge gilt, other edges uncut and unopened, marbled endpapers, pp. [vi]; 108; ; 85; photographic plates, folding maps, facsimile …
LISTON, Maud Renner; O. HARRIS, Pixie
Adelaide : Rigby Limited, . Quarto, original wrappers (stained), pp. 31, child’s name written inside front wrapper, illustrated in black and white by Pixor O. Harris. Muir 4319. First edition. Scarce
TILLERS, Imants (1950 - )
Melbourne : Double Vision, 1981. “Standard edition”. Square duodecimo, 205 x 205 mm, pictorial wrappers (lightly marked), pp 95, 95; illustrated; text in English and Chinese (parallel Chinese text translated by Keith Fung); a good copy.
TILLERS, Imants (1950 - )
Melbourne : Double Vision, 1981. “Small edition”. Square duodecimo, 105 x 105 mm, pictorial wrappers (marked), pp 95, 95; illustrated; text in English and Chinese (parallel Chinese text translated by Keith Fung); accompanied by the publisher's prospectus for both the small and standard editions of this work, a 6-page duodecimo folding pamphlet, illustrated (creased and …
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 103 mm; verso with the imprint of J.T. Ginnings Photographer Mt. Gambier & Portland; the albumen print with some toning, confined to the upper edges; the verso of the mount with a little foxing. An unidentified Mechanics' Institute in far southeast South Australia or the far …
Royal Commission for South Australia. Adelaide Jubilee International Exhibition. [PIZEY, Septimus V.]
At head of sheet: Adelaide Jubilee International Exhibition, 1887. Adelaide : Royal Commission for South Australia, 1887. Folio, single sheet folding to form  sides, printed on the first and third sides only; a good copy. An information leaflet advertising the prizes at the Adelaide Jubilee Exhibition for newly invented appliances capable of extracting gold from …
RUDALL, Hon. R. J. (foreword)
Being a record of the development of the Education System of South Australia 1836 – 1936 with a supplementary section covering educational developments in the past decade. Adelaide : Printers Trade School, 1947. Quarto, gilt-lettered morocco (rubbed), pp. [vi]; 27; colophon, [iv – appendix], presentation inscription to front free endpaper. Limited to 75 numbered copies. …
BERKOFF, Steven (1937 - )
[Adelaide] : 1978. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, unpaginated, staple bound. Theatre program from the Australian premiere of Berkoff’s controversial play about the East End of London. First performed in 1975, the 1978 Australian season resulted in a call for its ban by the Liberal Party; the Premier of South Australia refused, and the season was extended …