ASHBURNER, Francis James (1847-1934)
Shipboard journal kept on the “Star of Tasmania” on its voyage from Launceston to London, December 1859 to March 1860, by twelve-year-old Francis James Ashburner.
[Manuscript contained in] J. Walch & Sons, Booksellers and Stationers, Hobart Town & Launceston. New and Improved Tasmanian Copy Book. Quarto (230 x 190 mm), original printed wrappers (detached), the upper wrapper design incorporating the coat of arms of Hobart and set within a decorative border, with the diarist’s manuscript title in ink Journal kept …
STAEHELIN & CO. (publisher)
[Drop title]. [Printed in Germany for Staehelin & Co., Sydney, 1886]. Leporello album. Oblong octavo (160 x 230 mm), original blue cloth covered boards with embossed decoration, upper board lettered in gilt (bright), containing an 11-panel accordion foldout with 44 lithographic views of Sydney and the Blue Mountains (including the Wreck of the Austral in …
CRONIN, Bernard (1884 - 1968)
Sydney : The Endeavour Press, 1933. Octavo, black lettered maroon cloth, dustjacket illustrated by Percy Lindsay with the quotation “Women suffer in the bush …” (edge wear, small chips with loss to head and foot of spine), contemporary bookseller’s label of F. W. Cheshire to front pastedown, pp. 271, corners bumped to a few leaves, …
WINTER, Alfred (1837-1911)
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 105 mm (mount); recto imprinted at right margin ‘Alfred Winter / Hobart Town’; verso blank; the print has lost some contrast but is otherwise in good condition; the mount has a nick at the bottom right corner. In the 1870s Hobart photographer Alfred Winter printed and …
ZIEGLER, Oswald L. (publisher); HURLEY, Frank (photographer)
Australia 1788-1938. (With an archive of unique ephemera associated with Ziegler’s publications for the Sesquicentenary)
Sydney, N.S.W. : Simmons Limited, 1938. “Produced by Oswald L. Ziegler under the authority of Australia’s 150th Anniversary Celebrations Council and in collaboration with its publicity committee.” (title page). Elephant folio (440 x 310 mm), publisher’s tan leather over boards (lightly rubbed and marked), upper board with black leather panel lettered in gilt 150 Years; all …
HOMEOPATHIC PHARMACY (HOBART)
The Medical telephone : containing hints on the preservation of health, notes on nursing and feeding, plain directions for treating diseases, ambulance lectures on wounds and fractures.
Hobart : The Homoeopathic Pharmacy, 1883. Duodecimo, original printed linen wrappers, 116 pp; a fine copy. Scarce.
SPURLING, Stephen (1821-1892); BAILY, Henry Hall (1839-1896)
Five albumen print photographs in carte de visite format, mount sizes 101 x 63 mm (1) and 105 x 63 mm (4); one with the back mark of H. H. Baily, Hobart and four with the back mark of S. Spurling, Hobart; the versos have fully contemporary inscriptions written in ink or pencil, identifying the …
WESTALL, William (1781-1850)
William Westall, voyage artist: autograph receipt for the sale a drawing for Mrs. Haldimand, dated 31 October 1826.
Manuscript in ink on laid paper, 75 x 180 mm; dated ‘Oct. 31st 1826’, the document is written in Westall’s hand and is worded: ‘Recd. of G. J. Robson Esqre. Ten Guineas for a Drawing for Mrs. Haldimand. [Signed] W. Westall. / £10.10’; blind stamped at left margin ‘Receipt Three Pence’; clean and complete. Rare …
COX, James C. (1834-1912)
/ By James C. Cox, M.D. Sydney : Printed by Alexander W. Douglas, Atlas Office, Hunter Street, 1872. Octavo (210 x 140 mm), self-wrappers (foxed, and with some water staining to front) with early ownership inscription of J. Brazier; pp 21, ; occasional spotting and some pencilled marginalia, lower fore-edge margins of leaves with tiny nick, …
PLOMLEY, N. J. B.
Hobart : Blubber Head Press, 1983. Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket, spine slightly faded, a couple of small tears to the upper edge of front panel, illustrated endpapers, pp. 245, illustrated. Limited to 1000 signed and numbered copies.
HARRIS, George Prideaux (1775 - 1810)
Didelphis ursina [and] Didelphis cynocephala. London : Transactions of the Linnean Society, 1808. Engraving, plate 19, page 174 from the Transactions, 205 x 155 mm (plate line), signed in image lower left, a fine example. The first published image of the Thylacine and Tasmanian Devil. ‘The first European illustration of a thylacine was modeled on …
Hobart : J. Walch & Sons, 1885. Small octavo, gilt-lettered red cloth (lightly stained), hinges worn, pp. 304; 94; (4), advertisements to endpapers. Hobart Town and Launceston harbour signals, Tasmanian volunteer force lists, medical directory, shipping directory, mail services timetable, gold fields information, court information, advertisements for local businesses and much other fascinating contemporary material. …
BENOISTON DE CHATEAUNEUF, Louis François (1776-1856)
[TRANSPORTATION] De la colonisation des condamnés, et de l’avantage qu’il y aurait pour la France à adopter cette mesure.
Paris : Martinet, 1827. First (and only) edition. Octavo (215 x 135 mm), original plain grey wrappers, stitched; pp , 67, ; letterpress printed on wide-margined paper; text in French; occasional light spotting, but an excellent copy. A discussion of the merits and prospects of France adopting a system of colonial convict transportation similar to …
WILMOT & KEY
[TASMANIA] Studio portrait of Alfred Peel Rowcroft, nephew of colonial novelist Charles Rowcroft. Geelong, circa 1873.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 100 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘Wilmot & Key, Photographers. Geelong Portrait Gallery, 31 Malop Street, Gelong’, and a contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Alfred Peel Rowcroft, aged 29 yrs.’; the print has some mottling in the negative, but is in good condition; the mount is …
HATES, Henry T. (words and music)
Cover: Specially written & featured in association with the presentation of the Union Master world production “For the Term of His Natural Life”. Melbourne : Allan & Co., . Folio (320 x 240 mm), disbound, illustrated wrappers (very good), front with original music seller’s stamp (King & King, Brisbane) and original owner’s name (E. Ward); …
Sydney : Copperfield, 1980. Quarto, gilt-lettered boards in dustjacket, pp. 136, illustrated.