• # 28222

    LONG, Chris

    Tasmanian photographers 1840 – 1940 : a directory

    Hobart : Tasmanian Historical Research Association / Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 1995. Quarto (295 x 210 mm), pictorial wrappers, pp xx, 130; profusely illustrated in b/w; a fine copy. An essential reference for collectors and researchers.

  • # 28186

    MAYNARD, John

    True light and shade : an aboriginal perspective of Joseph Lycett’s art

    Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2014. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 168, illustrated. ‘True light and shade’ is filled with beautiful images by convict artist Joseph Lycett that powerfully capture in intimate detail Aboriginal life, a rare record of Aboriginal people within the vicinity of Newcastle and how they adapted to European settlement before cultural …

  • # 28109

    CRAIG, Clifford

    Old Tasmanian prints : prepared in Great Britain, Europe and on the mainland of Australia

    Launceston : Foot & Playsted, 1964. Edition limited to 1000 numbered and signed copies. Large octavo, pictorial cloth boards, colour frontispiece, xii, 349 pp, illustrated with 81 plates (7 colour), edges slightly browned, corners slightly bumped, a very good copy.

  • # 26875

    TILLY, Onora (1773-1857)

    Letter to Port Phillip pioneer Charles Parker Tilly from his mother in Falmouth, Cornwall. Dated 9 July, 1839.

    [Entire letter]. Manuscript in ink written on 3 sides of a small quarto bifolium (230 x 185 mm); the outer side is addressed Mr. Charles Tilly, care of Messrs Welsh Eddy & Co. Merchants, Launceston, Van Diemen’s Land; the letter itself is headed Tremough, July 9th 1839, is addressed to My Beloved Children and is signed at …

  • # 27148

    [GUGK] SERGEEV, S. I. (ed.)

    Атлас мира. Австралия и Океания Антарктида / Atlas mira. Avstralii︠a︡ i Okeanii︠a︡ Antarktida

    Moskva : Glav. upr. geodezii i kartografii pri Sovete Ministrov SSSR, 1982. Folio (335 mm), publisher’s pictorial laminated wrappers, pp 24; table of contents, symbols, abbreviations etc. (3-5), full-page colour maps with differing scales (6-15), index (17-24); text in Russian; a good, clean copy. Second edition (first published 1980) of this official Soviet government atlas …

  • # 27130


    Van Diemen’s Land Company : Report to the fifteenth yearly general meeting, 1840.

    Cover title: Report made to the fifteenth yearly general meeting of the Van Diemen’s Land Company, held at the Company’s office, in Old Broad Street, the 16th March, 1840. London : Printed by George Woodfall, Angel Court, Skinner Street, 1840. Octavo (220 x 145 mm), original printed wrappers, 19, [1] pp, folding map with hand …

  • # 27129


    Van Diemen’s Land Company : Report to the special general meeting, 1833.

    Cover title: Report made to the special general meeting of the Van Diemen’s Land Company, held at the Company’s office, in Old Broad Street, the 31st October, 1833. London : Printed by George Woodfall, Angel Court, Skinner Street, 1833. Octavo (220 x 145 mm), original printed wrappers, 8 pp; a fine, unopened copy.

  • # 27223

    MORLEY, L. J.

    Memories of Tasmania’s West Coast. A pictorial journey of road and rail vehicles of the past.

    [Hobart] : Wellington Bridge Press, [2011]. Quarto, illustrated cards, pp. 208, extensively illustrated. ‘Today the West Coast is known for its beauty, tourist and mining industries, but in days past it was also known for its timber, railways and its isolation from the rest of Tasmania. The only way one visited the west was the …

  • # 26817

    [ANGAS, George French (1822-1886)]

    Australia : a popular account of its physical features, inhabitants and productions, with the history of its colonization.

    Published under the direction of the Committee of General Literature and Education, appointed by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, circa 1865. Duodecimo, gilt-decorated blue cloth (the upper board showing a gold miner), corners a little rubbed, all edges gilt, prize inscription to front free endpaper, folding frontispiece map printed …

  • # 26861


    [ABORIGINES]  L’Australie

    Belgium : Liebig, 1910. Complete set of 6 trade cards, each 73 x 113 mm, rectos with illustrations of Tasmanian Aborigines (including Truganini and William Lanne) and Mount Wellington; Coolgardie and the Kimberley; Queensland Aborigines; MacDonnell Ranges; Aboriginal tree burial; Blue Mountains; kangaroo; emu; Aboriginal hunter; Victorian vineyards, and Arunta tribesmen; versos with explanatory text …

  • # 27369

    HANSEN, David

    John Glover and the Colonial picturesque

    Hobart : Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 2003. Oblong quarto, pictorial laminated boards, pp. 312, extensively illustrated. A fine copy. On his first visit to Mills Plains, Glover wrote to Emma Lord: ‘I think we shall live principally here, it also suits me because very rich and Picturesque… I like the country much…’.’ A characteristic …

  • # 26496

    CLARKE, Marcus (1946 - 1881)

    Sensational tales by the late Marcus Clarke

    Published by permission of the author’s widow. Hobart : Walch Bros., 1886. Octavo, lettered wrappers (stained, chips to spine), pp. [xii]; 91; (5), advertisements to preliminaries and endpapers, the cover stain affecting with diminishing severity the first twenty or so pages, light handling marks, else a good copy. Contains the tales : The island of gold …

  • # 26303

    KELLY, David St. L.

    Convict and free : the master furniture-makers of New South Wales 1788-1851

    Kew, Victoria : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2014. Quarto, green cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket, 377 pp, 24 full-page colour plates and black-and-white illustrations in the text; a new copy. A superbly produced publication, one which will surely become an essential reference on the subject. The biographies and work of more than 80 of the leading …

  • # 26003


    The Orient Steam Navigation Company, Limited. Prospectus.

    London : The Orient Steam Navigation Co., Ltd., 13 Fenchurch Avenue, E.C., [1880]. Folio (420 x 265 mm) bifolium, 3 pp, folding to 265 x 105 mm with printed title to outer side; original share application form still loosely enclosed; outer side a little dusty, but a near fine example. ‘The Orient Steam Navigation Company …

  • # 26002


    Memorandum and Articles of Association of The Orient Steam Navigation Company, Limited.

    At head of title: Company limited by shares. Incorporated 12th February, 1878. London : Printed by Waterlow Bros. & Layton, Birchin Lane and Lime Street, E.C., [1878]. First edition. Foolscap folio (330 x 200 mm), original printed pink wrappers (somewhat dusty, old vertical fold, paper split at head of spine), stitched, pp 19; internally clean. …

  • # 25780

    NIXON, Francis Russell (1803-1879)

    The cruise of the Beacon. A narrative of a visit to the islands in Bass’s Straits.

    With illustrations; by the Right Rev. Francis R. Nixon, D. D. Bishop of Tasmania. London : Bell & Daldy, 1857. Octavo, gilt lettered blue cloth (edges rubbed, split to upper joint), engraved title page and frontispiece; letterpress title page; pp. 114; [2]; [24 – publisher’s catalogue, dated June, 1857], pp. 14-15 roughly opened, eight additional …