• # 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 …

  • # 26811


    Collection of trading cards from the series Highlights of Australian History.

    [Sydney? : Nabisco Australia Pty. Ltd., late 1930s]. 36 trade cards (of 100?) from the series Highlights of Australian History, each 55 x 65 mm, mounted by the original collector on three photograph album pages; a little unevenly trimmed, otherwise good. These cards were issued free with purchases as advertising for biscuit and cereal manufacturer …

  • # 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 …

  • # 26765

    NEWLAND, James William (1810-1857)

    Daguerreotype portrait of a gentleman. Calcutta, circa 1850.

    Sixth plate daguerreotype (70 x 56 mm, sight) housed in its original leather case (93 x 82 x 9 mm) with blind embossed floral design to the front; working metal clasp; interior with red silk facing ink-stamped with the studio crest bearing the legend Newland’s Daguerreotype / No. 6 Loudons Buildings / Calcutta; the daguerreotype, …

  • # 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 …

  • # 5159


    Manuscript map of Australia, circa 1885

    Pen and pencil on thick paper, 260 x 320 mm, signed in upper right margin MacGregor, the focus being the Overland Telegraph running from Adelaide to Darwin, with numerous natural features such as mountains, lakes and rivers delineated, the coastline and colonial borders in red, placenames in black; drawn by a school child probably aged …

  • # 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 …

  • # 25819


    Aboriginal Australia

    Canberra : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission and the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, 1992. Illustrated card portfolio (creased) with 12 illustrated booklets on Aboriginal culture, each between 12 – 16 pages: Australian languages Bush food Carving and sculpture Fibrecrafts Hunting and gathering Rock art Tools, weapons and utensils Aboriginal people of New South Wales Aboriginal …

  • # 25464

    The Franco-British Exhibition : official souvenir

    London : Hudson &​ Kearns, [1908]. Oblong quarto (215 x 275 mm), original printed brown wrappers with pictorial onlay to front, staple bound, pp [2], [28], all full-page b/w photographic plates with captions beneath; includes a view of the Australia Pavilion; top edges a little dog-eared, tiny chip at fore-edge of some leaves, but otherwise …

  • # 25162


    Tiger-Wolf & wombat

    Also titled lower centre : Australia (Van Diemen’s Land). Lithograph printed in colour, 173 x 260 mm (image), plate number XXIV upper right, very pale foxing, else fine. Originally published in: Wilde Thiere aller Zonen. Ihre Gewohnheiten und Lebensweise, ihr Nutzen und Schaden in 60 nach der Natur gezeichneten und gemalten Tafeln zum Anschauungs-Unterricht für Schulen und …

  • # 25734

    ROGER, Barthelemy (1767-1841, engraver); LESUEUR, Charles Alexandre (1778-1846 , artist)

    Terre de Diémen. Armes et ornemens

    [Paris : Arthus Bertrand, Libraire-Éditeur, 1824]. Copperplate stipple engraving with original hand colouring, 315 x 244 mm (plate mark), 365 x 280 mm (sheet), titled in the image lower centre, number 9 printed upper right. Small brown stain in centre of image, light soiling, short tears to the lower margin. Source : Voyage de découvertes …

  • # 25659

    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 …

  • # 15806

    CLEVELAND, Charlotte (1819-1884)

    Journal of Charlotte Cleveland describing her voyage from London to Launceston, 9 April – 4 August 1852.

    A hitherto unknown manuscript copy of Charlotte Cleveland’s famous journal, apparently commissioned by her daughter Edith, probably between 1890 and 1900. Late nineteenth century notebook. Small octavo, original black cloth card covers (now detached); manuscript in ink on ruled paper, pp [1], 1-117, [4], 118-140; first page inscribed in ink in the hand of Charlotte Cleveland’s …