Tasmania

  • # 18235

    Elizabeth Ann THORNE (née BISDEE) (1821-1910), attributed

    A suite of watercolours of Australian wildflowers. Sydney, 1865-1870

    Late nineteenth century scrap album, large quarto (330 x 270 mm), original cloth boards, the upper board with blind embossed Art Nouveau decoration and lettering in blue and gilt (rubbed); front pastedown with a twentieth-century bookseller’s typed description taped down: ‘A Botanical Album from the 19th Century / Eighteen fine botanical watercolours of Australian flora …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 17950

    "BOB" [pseud. of Robert WATT, 1837-1894]

    [GOLD RUSH; ABORIGINES] Fra Australien. Reiseskizzer af Bob.

    Kjøbenhavn : Forlagsbureauet i Kjøbenhaven, 1862. First (and only) edition. Quarto, contemporary cloth backed papered boards (corners worn), original pictorial wrappers bound in, pp 55, illustrated with numerous wood engravings, many full-page, including several of the Victorian goldfields after S.T.Gill; text in Danish, in double columns; a very good copy in contemporary binding. Ferguson 7167. Scarce …

  • # 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 …

  • # 18431

    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 …

  • # 16761

    DUCKWORTH, James

    A trip round the world

    Rochdale : James Clegg, 1893. Octavo, lettered cloth (lightly marked), spine lettered in gilt, frontispiece portrait of the author and his wife, pp. vii; [i]; 167, 5 leaves of plates; pencilled inscriptions to endpaper and preliminary blanks; a good copy. Memoir a voyage to Australia via Cape Town, including sections on Hobart, Sydney, Melbourne, Ballarat, …

  • # 17337

    FLETCHER, Jane Ada

    Little brown piccaninnies of Tasmania

    Illustrated by Margaret Senior. Sydney : John Sands, 1950. Quarto, illustrated papered boards (a little marked), pp. 40, illustrated,

  • # 15158

    [CROZET, Julien Marie, 1728-1780; SURVILLE, Jean-François-Marie de, 1717-1770] ROCHON, Alexis Marie, editor.

    Nouveau voyage a la Mer du Sud : commencé sous les ordres de M. Marion … On a joint à cet voyage un Extrait de celui de M. de Surville dans les mêmes Parages.

     Paris : Barrois l’aîné, 1783. Octavo, quarter calf with gilt ornament and contrasting morocco title label over papered boards, expertly rebacked; pp viii, 291, with 7 engraved plates, including folding map; the plates with occasional pale foxing; a very good copy, finely bound. The first French voyages to Australia and New Zealand. Marc-Joseph Marion du …

  • # 17095

    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 set of the regular account of the Baudin expedition to the Terres Australes, the text volumes in publisher’s wrappers, with the plates presented in both coloured and uncoloured states. 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 …