• # 32451

    DARBY, Garry

    William Buelow Gould : convict artist of Van Diemen’s Land

    Sydney : Copperfield, 1980. Quarto, gilt-lettered boards in dustjacket, pp. 136, illustrated.

  • # 32149

    BEATTIE, John Watt (1859-1930)

    Governor Davey’s Proclamation to the Aborigines, 1816. Presented to the Museum by Mr. A. Bolter, 1867.

    [Circa 1890]. [Title from image]. Albumen print photograph of a lithograph held in the collection of the Tasmanian Museum; 260 x 180 mm, blind stamped J. W. Beattie, Photographer, Hobart at lower left; laid down recto of a leaf removed from a 19th-century album; some short edge tears and light foxing at top edge, otherwise in …

  • # 31768

    REID, Peter Laurie

    Carte de visite album “opener”. Launceston, Tasmania, 1867-68.

    Albumen print photograph of an engraving, carte de visite format, 105 x 62 mm (mount); recto of mount inscribed by the photographer in ink ‘Only 1/- each’, verso also inscribed in his hand ‘Mr. Reid, Photographer’; print and mount both in fine condition. Cartes de visite of this type – usually featuring a short rhyming verse …

  • # 31767

    REID, Peter Laurie

    Studio portrait of a woman standing before a magnificent painted backdrop. Launceston, Tasmania, 1867-68.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 63 mm (mount); verso with photographer’s manuscript in ink ‘Mr. Reid, Photographer’; the print has a diagonal scratch and light marks around the sitter’s head; the mount has some pale foxing. This superb full-length portrait was probably taken by Peter Laurie Reid some time in 1867 …

  • # 31760

    NEVIN & SMITH [Thomas NEVIN and Robert Smith]

    Studio portrait of a young man. Hobart, January or February, 1868.

    Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘From Nevin & Smith, Late Bock’s, 140, Elizabeth Street, Hobart Town’ surmounted by the royal insignia of three ostrich feathers, coronet and the motto Ich Dien; both the print and mount are in fine condition. A tinted full-length …

  • # 32508

    Photographer unidentified.

    Hobart Town, looking south [and] Hobart Town, from the harbour. A pair of two-part panoramas, late 1860s.

    Two photographic panoramas mounted on three leaves removed from a mid-19th century album. They appear to have been taken around the same time, or slightly later than, Samuel Clifford’s 1868 two-part panorama of Hobart from Lime Kiln Hill (Libraries Tasmania, Clifford Album 1, “Tasmanian Scenes”). I. Hobart Town looking south / Tasmania. [View of Hobart …

  • # 32496


    [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 …

  • # 31635


    Studio portrait of Henry Vere Poulett-Harris, older brother of Lily Poulett-Harris. Hobart Town, Tasmania, circa 1878.

    verso imprinted ‘From the Photographic Studio of J. Bishop Osborne, 76 Murray St. Hobart Town’, and with an identifying caption in ink: ‘Henry Vere Poulett-Harris, ages 13 years; the print has mottling in the negative but is in very good condition, as is the mount. From Wiki: ‘Henry Vere Poulett-Harris (22 April 1865 – 7 March …

  • # 32485

    JONES, Rhys

    The Tasmanian Aboriginal in Art

    Hobart : Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 1976. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 24, illustrated. Text by Rhys Jones. Catalogue of 115 works, including works by Arago, Bock, Becker, Dowling, Duterrau, Glover, Gould, Lesueur, Simkinson de Wesselow, Webber and photographs by Nixon, Winter, Woolley, and others.

  • # 32482

    BROWN, Tony and KOLENBERG, Hendrik

    Skinner Prout in Australia 1840-1848

    Hobart : The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 1986. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 80, illustrated. A fine copy. Prout’s works in Australia, including studies of indigenous Australians.

  • # 32311

    MARTIN, Montgomery (c. 1803 - 1868)

    Australia : comprising New South Wales, Victoria or Port Philip, South Australia and Western Australia :

    their history, topography, condition, resources, statistics, gold discoveries, mines of copper, lead, etc., etc. : general information for emigrants, merchants, manufacturers and shipowners with the latest official intelligence published under the authority of Her Majesty’s government. London : John Tallis and Company, [1855]. Quarto, blind embossed full calf, spine in compartments with gilt ornamentation and …

  • # 31164

    [EAST INDIA COMPANY] GOUGH, Hugh, 1st Viscount Gough (1779-1869)

    [TASMANIA] East India Company commission of 1845 appointing Charles Ross Mackenzie as Captain.

    Bengal, Camp Hurruff (in ms.), 30 December, 1845. Printed recto only on parchment, 250 x 400 mm, folding to 250 x 100 mm; with entries in ms. recording the appointment of Charles Ross Mackenzie Esq. to the rank of Captain in the Service of the Honourable East India Company; signed by General Hugh Gough, Commander in Chief, East …

  • # 32074

    WEYGAND, F. J.

    Globe artificiel et mécanique a l’usage du petit géographe.

    Amsterdam : La Haye [Netherlands] : F.J. Weygand, n.d. [c.1840]. Collapsible globe in 6 gores, engraved with hand colouring, laid down on thin card, each gore 170 x 70 mm (irregular); in fine condition with vivid original colour, Australia with Terre de Witt, Terre d’Eendracht, Cape Leeuwin, Terre de Nuyts, Golfe de Spencer, Terre de Van …

  • # 32265

    MONTAL, Louise; [ROWCROFT, Charles]

    [TASMANIA] Georgiana, la fille du bohémien

     / Imité de l’anglais par Mme Louise Montal. [Limoges] : Librairie Nationale d’Éducation et de Récréation [E. A. Ardant], [probably between 1890 and 1900]. Octavo (230 x 140 mm), publisher’s gilt and black decorated red cloth over boards (corners and spine ends worn), pp 189, [3], illustrated with 14 wood engravings (including a full-page frontispiece); …

  • # 31181

    HENRICY, Casimir (1814-1900)

    Album pittoresque d’un voyage autour du monde exécuté par ordre du Gouvernement Francais.

    Paris : Charles Noblet, [1883]. Oblong quarto, red patterned cloth with embossed and gilt pictorial design, spine with gilt lettering (rebacked), all edges gilt, pp 1-8 [text] and 25 leaves with engravings by de Laplante from drawings by Paris; scattered foxing. The circumnavigation by Admiral Paris in the Artémis took place between 1837 and 1840. …

  • # 31455

    WOOD, W.D.

    Copper one penny token for W. D. Wood, wine and spirit merchant, Montpellier Retreat Inn, Hobart Town, 1855.

    Hobart Town : W.D. Wood, 1855. Æ penny, diameter 34 mm, weight 14.27 grams. Obverse: At centre, W.D. WOOD / WINE / & / SPIRIT / MERCHANT around, MONTPELLIER RETREAT . HOBART TOWN . Reverse: Corner view of hotel; above, HOBART TOWN; in exergue, 1855; in small letters around hotel eaves, MONTPELLIER RETREAT W.D.WOOD WINE MERCHANT. …