Tasmania

  • # 19110

    Photographer unknown.

    “Hobart Town and Franklin” coach (and passengers) on the Huon Road, Tasmania, circa 1890

    Albumen print photograph, 175 x 210 mm, laid down on its original nineteenth-century album page of thin card, captioned in ink beneath image ‘View on Huon Road, Tasmania’; a very strong print in fine condition; on the same mount are 3 other albumen prints in identical format (1 recto, 2 verso) showing views of New …

  • # 18595

    FRITH, Frederick (1819-1871)

    [HOBART] Mt. Wellington from St. George’s Hill, 1857.

    Silver albumen print mounted on card, 192 x 222 mm (image, oval format), 240 x 285 mm (mount), inscribed in ink by the photographer across the bottom edge of the mount ‘F. Frith. Photo. 1857’ and ‘Mount Wellington’; the print faded in the upper section, otherwise in good condition; the mount toned and with some …

  • # 18812

    CLIFFORD, Samuel (1827-1890)

    A volunteer infantry unit on parade at Angelsea Barracks, Hobart Town, circa 1867

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 62 x 104 mm, recto imprinted ‘Samuel Clifford’ at right margin of mount, verso with Clifford’s back mark featuring an illustration of the medal awarded to him at the Melbourne Intercolonial Exhibition, 1866, for ‘Architectural & Landscape Photography’, and also mentioning his exhibit at the New Zealand Exhibition (Dunedin) in …

  • # 18854

    STEWART, James

    Photographic portrait of a lady in a fine dress, Hobart Town, circa 1862

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 62 mm, verso imprinted ‘Stewart, & Co., Photographers, 21, Harrington-street, Hobart Town’; the subject’s cheeks have faint rose-coloured hand tinting; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. A very early Hobart Town carte de visite portrait with a rare back mark. The studio …

  • # 18853

    CHERRY, George (1820-1878)

    Photographic portrait of a prosperous gentleman holding a top hat, Hobart Town, early 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 106 x 62 mm, verso with imprint of ‘Geo. Cherry, Hobart Town’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. A superb studio portrait by George Cherry, one of Tasmania’s most significant pioneer photographers. English artist George Cherry arrived at Norfolk Island early in 1849 to …

  • # 18543

    [Errol FLYNN, 1909-1959]

    Large group of 1930s postcards and signed photo of Tasmanian-born Hollywood star Errol Flynn.

    Twenty-one photographic postcards, most coloured, all published in London in the 1930s; various series, including Colourgraph, Picturegoer, and Film Partners; all postally unused, with no writing on the backs; 10 are in superb condition; 11 have an early collector’s pin holes at top and bottom edges; [together with] a 1930s publicity photo of the actor, …

  • # 18817

    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

    A naturalist’s voyage. Journal of researches into the natural history and geology of the countries visited during the voyage of H.M.S ‘Beagle’

    London : John Murray, 1897. Octavo, publisher’s blind blocked dark green cloth (upper board lightly marked), pictorial gilt vignette to upper board, spine lettered in gilt (a little softened at head and foot), hinges starting, decorated endpapers (offsetting), early gift inscription (1899) and owner’s name to front pastedown, frontispiece portrait of Darwin (tissue guard intact), …

  • # 18676

    MACLEAN, Donald, Rev.

    Travels in sunny lands. (Presentation copy)

    Edinburgh : John Grant, 1911. Octavo, original red cloth boards lettered in black and gilt, top edges gilt; a presentation copy inscribed by the author (a Presbyterian missionary) on the front free-endpaper; pp 157, numerous b/w photographic plates; later bookplate to front pastedown, offsetting to endpapers, mild spotting to fore-edges; a very good inscribed copy. …

  • # 17970

    BILOTTA, Clemente

    [OCEANIA] Geografia per uso dei fanciulli del signor Clemente Bilotta.

    Napoli : Raffaele Miranda, 1825. Third edition. Small octavo, contemporary vellum over boards, spine with gilt stamped lettering and ornament; page 2, signed by the author, is a legal statement to the effect that any unsigned copy of this book is to be regarded as counterfeit; pp 212; scattered foxing, title page with red pencil …

  • # 18499

    HM OFFICE OF WORKS; [MUSGRAVE PARKER, George; MILES, Charlotte Lilian]

    The Royal Progress of Their Majesties King George V. and Queen Mary, 23rd June, 1911.

    Admission ticket, 120 x 150 mm, printed both sides on thin yellow card, recto with red stamp of HM Office of Works, stamped number ‘147’, and the signatures of three friends who attended the post-Coronation procession along The Mall, Tasmanian physician George Musgrave Parker (1885-1965), his future wife Lillian Charlotte Miles (1883-1969, daughter of Tasmanian …

  • # 18480

    TOZER, Noel; [FRITH, Frederick, 1819-1871 et al.]

    [TASMANIA; NEW ZEALAND] Snips &​ snaps : the Friths : a nineteenth century family of portraitists, miniaturists, caricaturists and photographic artists

    Dangar, N.S.W. : Edmund &​ Alexander, 2018. Large quarto (280 x 260 mm), publisher’s cloth backed pictorial boards, illustrated endpapers; 288 pp, profusely illustrated in colour and black-and-white, maps; a brand new publication. ‘In the early nineteenth century, likenesses in profile, or silhouettes, sometimes delicately highlighted in gold were all ordinary folk could afford. The Frith …

  • # 17638

    BOLT, Frank

    Richmond : A photographic essay by Frank Bolt

    Hobart : Waratah Publications, [1974]. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers, unpaginated. A photographic local history of the Tasmanian township of Richmond.

  • # 17755

    JAMES ALSTON & SONS.

    Alstons’ patent steel windmills, patent steel-framed galvanized stock troughs, pumps, valves and fittings.

    South Melbourne : James Alston, [1928?]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 128 pp, illustrated throughout, a fine copy. Approximate dating suggested by reference to a ‘1927 model’. A superbly produced and illustrated agricultural trade catalogue – a goldmine for research into life on the land in Australia in the interwar years. Copies of this edition …

  • # 17032

    [ROWE, Richard, 1828-1879]

    Roughing it in Van Diemen’s Land etc. / by the author of “The boy in the bush.”

    London : Strahan and Company, [1880]. Octavo, tan cloth boards (rubbed) with printed device in black to upper board and gilt lettering to spine, patterned endpapers, bookplates of J.B. Prentice to front pastedown and F.G. Coles to free endpaper; pp 351; hinges a little weakened, scattered light foxing; a good copy. Ferguson 15151; Muir 6504.

  • # 16812

    HEBBLETHWAITE, James (1857-1921)

    A rose of regret

    Sydney : The Bulletin Newspaper Co. Ltd, 1900. Series: The Bulletin booklets.—No. II. ‘Edition limited to 550 copies on paper, (and 2 on vellum); 500 of the paper copies are numbered and are for sale.’ (This is copy no. 492). Octavo, original pictorial red wrappers with yapp edges (sunned, chipped, and with paper splits to …

  • # 17759

    "WURAMA" (editor)

    Bushranging days

    Melbourne : Georgian House, 1944. First edition. Octavo, pictorial stiff wrappers, stapled, 99 pp, illustrated with line drawings in the text, a very good copy. ‘In this book, the first “anthology” of Australian bushranging, the editor has brought together a variety of narratives from contemporary writers illustrative of that disreputable phase of Australian history which …