Tasmania

  • # 19417

    GOSSELIN, Hellier Robert Hadley (1849-1924)

    Manuscript diary recording an Englishman’s outward voyage to New Zealand via Hobart Town, his tour of the North Island, and homeward voyage on s.s. Ruapehu, June – October 1894.

    Small pocket diary (163 x 113 mm), limp roan covers with later handwritten paper label ‘Old diaries / Hellier Gosselin’, approximately 75 pages neatly written in ink, recording the owner’s journey to New Zealand, out via the Cape of Good Hope and Hobart Town, home via Cape Horn (both voyages on s.s. Ruapehu), and his …

  • # 19629

    GRAHAM-STEWART, Michael; McWHANNELL, Francis; DICKSON, Jonathan

    Bitter fruit : Australian photographs to 1963

    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 …

  • # 18994

    FRANKLIN, John

    Narrative of a journey to the shores of the polar sea, in the years 1819 – 20 – 21 – 22.

    London : John Murray, 1824. Second edition. Two volumes, octavo, full calf, gilt-lettered to spine, lightly scuffed, expertly rebacked, bookplates to endpapers, pp. xix; 370; 399; four large folding charts, overall a very good copy. A classic account of arctic exploration by the future Governor of Tasmania.

  • # 19043

    O'SHANTER, Tam

    “Tasmanian Mail” Turf Register and stud book of Tasmania

    Containing a full report of the past season’s racing, jockey’s register, trainers’ register, racing colours, sales of blood stock, index to running horses, length of courses etc. Rules of racing, scale of weights for age, list of winning horses, sires of the season, winners of the principal Tasmanian, Australian and English races. Stud book of …

  • # 19264

    CRAIG, Clifford; MEAD, Isabella

    Frederick Strange – artist – c. 1807 – 1873

    Reprinted with original pagination from the Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, Volume 97. Hobart : L. G. Shea, Government Printer, 1963. Quarto, stapled wrappers, pp. 49 – 51, 10 black-and-white plates of colonial Tasmanian architecture.

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 19412

    McPHEE, John (ed.)

    Joseph Lycett : convict artist

    Sydney : Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 2006. Quarto, cloth-covered boards in illustrated dust jacket, pp. 285, illustrated in colour throughout, academic text on the artist by John McPhee, Richard Neville, Roger Butler, Shane Frost and Martin Terry. A richly illustrated monograph on the convict artist Joseph Lycett published on the occasion of …

  • # 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, …

  • # 18533

    STONEY, H[enry] Butler, Captain

    A residence in Tasmania : with a descriptive tour through the island, from Macquarie Harbour to Circular Head

    London : Smith, Elder, & Co., 1856. Second (first illustrated) edition. Octavo, contemporary full calf, boards ruled in double gilt (a little scuffed, corners bumped), upper board with blind embossed stamp of ‘Edinburgh Upper Ward of Lanarkshire Association’, spine in compartments with gilt ornament, contrasting leather title label lettered in gilt, front pastedown with prize …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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.