GRAHAM-STEWART, Michael; McWHANNELL, Francis; DICKSON, Jonathan
Melbourne : Michael Graham-Stewart, 2017. Quarto (285 x 230 mm), cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket, 280 pp, illustrated in colour throughout with hundreds of photographs documenting the collision of Indigenous Australian and European cultures; the photographs, ranging in date from the 1850s to the 1960s and taken in every region of Australia, represent some …
DOWN, Frederick E. (Ernest)
Manuscript diary of a mining engineer prospecting for gold in the Macquarie Harbour region on Tasmania’s west coast, 1915.
Duplicate carbon notebook, octavo (215 x 140 mm), quarter red leather over marbled papered boards, inner front board with owner’s inscription ‘Fred. E. Down, “Wombalano”, Neave Street, Upper Hawthorn, Victoria’, 100 numbered pages, the first 75 pages comprising the diarist’s duplicated manuscript written in a neat, legible hand, with daily entries covering the 5-week period …
Photographer unknown; WILSON, George Washington (publisher)
Circa 1900. Photographic glass magic lantern slde, 82 x 82 mm, with printed caption on the mount ’23. Martin Cash, Bushranger. / Tasmania. G.W.W.’; in fine condition. The most well-known of very few surviving photographic portraits of Martin Cash (1808-1877), the Van Diemen’s Land bushranger who twice escaped from the notorious Port Arthur penal settlement, …
Hobart Town : W.D. Wood, [c.1854]. Æ penny, diameter 34 mm, weight 17.7 grams. Obverse: Legend in seven lines, ONE PENNY TOKEN / PAYABLE / ON DEMAND HERE / MONTPELLIER RETREAT / INN / HOBART TOWN / W.D. WOOD; Reverse: Corner view of hotel with flag-pole and trees behind; above, MONTPELLIER RETREAT INN; below, W.D. WOOD; a good …
GREAT BRITAIN. COURT OF ASSIZE (ESSEX); GARLAND, Nathaniel
[TRANSPORTATION] Essex. Gaol Calendar for the Summer Assize, holden on Monday, the 2d of August, 1824, at Chelmsford, before The Honorable Sir Robert Graham, Knight … and The Honorable Sir James Burrough, Knight….
Chelmsford : Meggy and Chalk, . Large folio bifolium (460 x 280 mm), letterpress-printed record of the Assize listing the names of the 100 men and women who were brought before Judges Graham and Burrough at Chelmsford, together with their age, trade, summary of offence with which they were charged and a notice of their …
BACKHOUSE, Sarah; [BACKHOUSE, James, 1794-1869]
York (Eng.) : William Sessions ; London : F. Bowyerkitto, 1870. First edition. Octavo, original blind blocked purple cloth over bevelled boards (lightly rubbed, corners bumped), spine lettered in gilt (sunned, frayed at head and foot), hinges cracked (preliminaries starting to loosen from text block), front pastedown with bookplate of Melbourne bibliophile Jeff Prentice, frontispiece …
[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. …
And a selection of early Eskimo art / Et une sélection d’art eskimo ancien. Paris : Galerie Meyer, 2012. Catalogue of an exhibition held Sept. 11- Oct. 20, 2012, in conjunction with the Parcours des Mondes tribal art fair in Paris. Quarto, laminated card covers, 46 pp, colour illustrations of artefacts and reproductions of nineteenth …
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 …
WEBSTER, E. H. (Edwin Herbert), 1864-1947; NORMAN, L. (Leslie)
/ 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 …
[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 …
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 …
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 …
A study in the history of art and ideas. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1960. First edition. Quarto, publisher’s navy cloth over boards, in dust jacket (stained and rubbed), 287 pp, with 171 b/w plates; internally very clean and sound, a good copy of the scarce first edition.
MITCHELL, Peter Chalmers
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, , with 67 photographic illustrations, folding map; a very good copy. On page 106 of this guide is a photograph of the London …
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 …