• # 21230

    MCPHEE, John A.

    John Glover

    Launceston : Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery 1977. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 72, illustrated throughout. Catalogue of 59 works by Australian artist John Glover.  

  • # 21769

    SMITH, Jack Carington

    Jack Carington Smith : Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

    Hobart : Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 1976. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, cover title, pp. 27, illustrations throughout. Exhibition catalogue of 80 works, essay by Sue Backhouse.

  • # 21495

    DE WESSELOW, Simpkinson

    Simpkinson De Wesselow : landscape painter in Van Diemen’s Land and the Port Phillip District 1844 – 1848

    Tasmania : [Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery], 1985. Quarto, white wrappers, illustrated front, [pp. 12], illustrations throughout. Exhibition catalogue of 208 works with brief introduction of the artist.

  • # 15736

    GENDRON, Ernest

    [MANUSCRIPT] Campagne de la Corvette à Voiles l’Alcméne. Commandée par Mr. Coudein, Capitaine de Frégate, à destination des Mers du Sud et Océanie.

    An important, unpublished first-hand account of the voyage of the French naval corvette Alcméne in the South Seas, 1848-1852, including extended descriptions of the loss of crew members to cannibalism in New Caledonia in 1850, and of the vessel’s infamous shipwreck at Kaipara on the west coast of New Zealand in 1851, whilst en route from Hobart Town to Tahiti. …

  • # 21649

    DAVITT, Michael

    [PRISONS] Life and progress in Australasia

    London : Methuen & Co., 1898. First edition. “Methuen’s Colonial Library”. Octavo, publisher’s blue cloth over boards (rubbed and lightly marked), spine lettered in gilt, later bookplate to first blank, gift inscription dated 1904 to half-title,  pp xx, 470 + 40 (publisher’s catalogue); 2 colour folding maps (a short edge tear to the first); foxing …

  • # 21500

    WEBSTER, E. H. (Edwin Herbert), 1864-1947; NORMAN, L. (Leslie)

    A hundred years of yachting

    / compiled by E. H. Webster and L. Norman. Hobart : Printed by J. Walch, 1936. “Issued under the auspices of the Government of Tasmania, the Hobart Marine Board, and the Hobart City Council.” Octavo, publisher’s lettered blue cloth over boards, in pictorial dust jacket (chipped around head and foot of spine and corners, light handling …

  • # 21889

    ARO, J.E.

    Maantieteellisiä kuvauksia I. Austraalia ja Napamaat.

    [Geographical descriptions I. Australia and the Polar regions]. Helsinki : Valistus, 1926. Octavo, publisher’s cloth backed pictorial papered boards, 191 pp, illustrated with half-tone photographic plates, a very good copy. Text in Finnish. Physical geography and ethnology of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, including Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia and Antarctica. A single copy is recorded in …

  • # 20856

    WINTER, Alfred (1837-1911); WOOLLEY, Charles (1834-1922); (TRUGANINI) TRUGERNANNER (1812?-1876); WILLIAM LANNE (1835?-1869)

    Twin photographic portraits of Trugernanner (Truganini) and William Lanne, taken at Oyster Cove in 1866 by Charles Woolley.

    Two albumen print photographs, each approximately 150 x 100 mm (sheet), both blind stamped at lower left ‘A. Winter, Photo., Hobart Town’; laid down on their original mount of thick card, with respective captions in ink in the lower margin: ‘Trucanini, last of Tasmanians (a woman) / Billy or William Lannie – the last native …

  • # 20846

    WOOLLEY, Charles, 1834-1922; [HENSLOWE, Frederic John Francis, 1799?-1890]

    Photographic portraits of Commander Frederic John Francis Henslowe, R.N., and his wife, Hobart Town, 1860s.

    A group of three albumen print photographs from a carte de visite album associated with the Henslowe and Campbell families of Hobart Town.  Commander Frederic John Francis Henslowe, R.N., (1799?-1890), a Knight of Windsor, was the brother of Tasmanian civil servant and noted composer Francis Hartwell Henslowe (1811-1878). The ADB entry for F.H. Henslowe mentions his brother …

  • # 21144

    MITCHELL, Peter Chalmers

    [THYLACINE] Official Guide to the Gardens and Aquarium of the Zoological Society of London.

    Cover title: The Zoological Society of London. Guide to the Gardens and Aquarium, Regents Park. London : The Zoological Society, 1931. 28th edition. Royal octavo, original pictorial stiff wrappers, pp i-xvi, 1-123, [1], with 67 photographic illustrations, folding map; a very good copy. On page 106 of this guide is a photograph of the London …

  • # 21086


    [LEPORELLO] Album of Tasmania

    [Germany] : s.n., [c.1888]. Octavo, original cloth backed blue pebbled boards with gilt embossed lettering and decoration, including the Australian coat of arms, containing a leporello concertina foldout with [12] panels of views of Tasmania; internally very good.  

  • # 20204

    BROUGHTON, William Robert (1762 - 1821)

    Voyage de Découvertes dans la partie septentrionale de L’Ocean Pacifique, fait par le capitaine W. R. Broughton, commandant la corvette de S. M. La Providence et sa conserve, pendant les années 1795, 1796, 1797 et 1798;

    dans lequel il a parcouru et visité la côte d’Asie, depuis le 35e degré nord, jusqu’au 52e; l’île d’Insu, ordinairement appelée Jesso; les côtes nord, est et sud du Japon; les îles de Likeujo et autres îles voisines, ainsi que la côte de Corée. Tr. par odre de S.E. le ministre de la marine et …

  • # 20657

    HOGAN, William

    This map of Tasmania in 1859

    Sir Henry Edward Fox Young, Knight Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, being Governor in Chief and the Honble Francis Smith, Attorney General, being Premier is dedicated to His Excellency and the Parliament by James Sprent, Surveyor General. [Cover title : Map of Tasmania and adjacent islands]. Hobart Town and Launceston : J. Walch …

  • # 20630

    EVANS, George [1780 - 1852], (after)

    Hobart Town plate, circa 1822.

    [Staffordshire, U.K.] : circa 1822. Slip case earthenware ceramic with transfer print decoration in blue, 23 cm diameter, depicting a view of Hobart Town, Tasmania, titled ‘Hobart Town’ verso within decorative cartouche; hairline cracks expertly restored. The earliest printed image of Australia on a ceramic. The Staffordshire Hobart Town plate is one from a series of …

  • # 20982

    PLOMLEY, N. J. B.

    Thomas Bock’s portraits of the Tasmanian Aborigines

    Offprint from : Records of the Queen Victoria Museum Launceston, edited by Frank Ellis, New Series , No. 18, 31/5/1965. Quarto, printed wrappers, pp.27, illustrated. Scholarly article on the paintings of Bock of indigenous Tasmanians.

  • # 19909


    A Hobart Town “bar tab” : for pastoralist and politician James McLanachan, drinker and guest at Webb’s Hotel, Murray Street, August – September, 1868.

    Lithographed letterhead for Webb’s Hotel, Murray Street, Hobart Town (John Webb, proprietor), 410 x 170 mm; simply dated ‘September 1868’, the manuscript entries are a running account for James McLanachan, Esq. (landowner at Tunbridge, north of Oatlands, and member of the House of Assembly), for alcoholic beverages consumed at the hotel between 10 August and …