Victoria

  • # 15970

    Anon.

    [BROADSIDE] Lively flea. / Australia our home.

    A rare broadside with a ballad about the Victorian gold diggings. [s.l. : s.n., circa 1855]. Single lithographed sheet, printed on thin paper, 255 x 190 mm, containing two anonymous ballads, each presented in a single column separated by a vertical divider; in the left column a humorous verse titled ‘Lively Flea’ (a parody of …

  • # 17099

    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 …

  • # 16582

    JOHNSTONE O'SHANNESSY & CO., LTD.

    [MELBOURNE; THEATRE] Oh! Lyconides. Aulularia. Act 2 – Scene vii.

    [Title from printed caption on mount]. Albumen print photograph, mounted on thick card (some loss to edges of mount), lower margin of mount with imprint of ‘Johnstone O’Shannessy & Co., Ltd., 55 & 57 Collins Street E., Melbourne’; a strong albumen print with excellent tonal range, a few light marks, but in good condition. A …

  • # 16648

    Photographer unknown.

    [MELBOURNE] J.T. Scott, proprietor, outside his Clifton Hill grocer’s shop, circa 1900.

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 106 x 165 mm (mount); no photographer’s imprint; the albumen print slightly pale and with a few light marks, the mount with some damage at bottom left corner. A wonderfully detailed Federation period streetscape of the Melbourne suburb of Clifton Hill, in which all of the advertising signage in …

  • # 16637

    NOBLE, Timothy

    Photographic portrait of the great aerialist Charles Blondin, Melbourne, 1874

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm, verso with imprint of ‘T. Noble, Artist Photographer, 135 Bourke St. East, four doors from Russell St., Melbourne’; the albumen print a little pale and lightly rubbed, the mount in fine condition. The celebrated nineteenth century French tightrope walker and aerial acrobat Charles Blondin …

  • # 16685

    THOS. REYNOLDS PTY. LTD.

    [COOKERY] The new art of preparing and serving macaroni dishes created by Rinoldi

    Prahran, Vic. : Thos. Reynolds Pty. Ltd., [1951]. Octavo, printed wrappers (lightly creased), pp 53, illustrated; first page stamped ‘Copyright 18 July 1951’; endpapers with mild foxing, otherwise a good copy. Copies are recorded in four Australian collections (Monash University Library; National Library of Australia; Deakin University Library; William Angliss Institute).

  • # 16652

    CAIRE, Nicholas J. (1837-1918)

    [MELBOURNE] The Benevolent Asylum.

    [1877-78]. Albumen print photograph, 150 x 205 mm, laid down on original card mount, 245 x 300 mm, recto with printed caption beneath image: ‘The Benevolent Asylum’; verso with imprint of ‘Anglo-Australian Photographic Company. N.J. Caire, Photo., No. 2 Sherwood Street, Richmond’, and series title and number ‘The Public Buildings of Melbourne and Suburbs. No. 10. …

  • # 16507

    GOODE, Cyril E.

    The grower of golden grain and other inland ballads. (Inscribed copy)

    Melbourne : The Southland Press [for the author], 1932. Octavo, original pictorial stiff wrappers (upper wrapper with mild foxing), with two presentation inscriptions by the author, the first on the page facing title, dated 1942, the second on the title, dated 1950; 31 pp, vignette illustrations, internally very clean. A small collection of verse self-published …

  • # 16434

    KRUGER, Johann Friedrich Carl (Fred), (1831-1888); [PERKINS, Horace]

    Album of the kings &​ queens of Victoria

    [Melbourne : compiled and published by H. Perkins & Co., The Gift Depot, c.1880]. Duodecimo, original cloth-backed faux tortoise-shell pattern papered boards with gilt stamped lettering and ornament, containing folding concertina of [12] panels with leporello reproductions of Kruger’s photographic portraits of surviving leaders of Aboriginal tribes of Victoria, originally taken at various times between …

  • # 16374

    GLENNY, Henry; [CHUCK, Thomas Foster]

    Photographic portrait of John Pascoe Fawkner

    [Circa 1870]. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 64 mm (mount), recto and verso with imprint of ‘H. Glenny, Dublin and Melbourne Portrait Rooms, Main Road, Ballarat East, Victoria, Australia’, the posthumously published albumen print taken from the original image by Melbourne photographer Thomas Foster Chuck; in fine condition. John Pascoe Fawkner …

  • # 16418

    PERRY, George William

    Photographic portrait of a lady in equestrian habit, holding a riding crop, Melbourne, early 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 63 mm, verso with imprint of Perry, 49 Elizabeth St. Melbourne; both the albumen print and mount are fine condition.

  • # 16428

    [WIMMERA] The Big Iron Store. Andrew Phillips, Importer & General Merchant.

    [s.l. : s.n., circa 1910]. Photographic postcard, 87 x 138 mm, manuscript caption in image at lower right ‘Minyip’; verso with plain back, printed ‘Post Card’; not postally used; mild creasing at top corners, some paper roughening at lower edge (from the printing process?). Minyip is a tiny township in the Wimmera region of western …

  • # 16430

    Photographer unknown.

    [MELBOURNE] Elsternwick. Post Office.

    [s.l. : s.n., circa 1910]. “Printed in Germany”. Chromolithographic postcard, 87 x 137 mm, printed caption in image ‘Elsternwick. Post Office’; verso with handwritten message addressed from an Elsternwick resident, who describes the Post Office for a friend in Creswick; tiny wear at bottom corner, otherwise in very good condition.

  • # 16429

    Photographer unknown.

    [WIMMERA] Main street, Minyip

    [s.l. : s.n., circa 1905]. “Ajax series, printed in England”. Chromolithographic postcard, 87 x 137 mm, printed caption beneath image ‘Minyip’; verso with handwritten message addressed to Miss Amy Burton in nearby Nullan, from Hettie in Minyip; a few light marks, confined to the margins. Minyip is a tiny township in the Wimmera region of …

  • # 16427

    Photographer unknown.

    Aboriginals’ mia-mias, Lake Tyers

    [Title from caption in image]. Richmond, Vic. : printed at the Eagle Press, [circa 1908]. “E.J.B. Series”. Chromolithographic postcard, 88 x 138 mm; verso with handwritten message mentioning May 8 1908 as the date for a forthcoming concert; in very good condition. This image was taken at the Aboriginal reserve at Lake Tyers in east …

  • # 16421

    Heidelberg : the city of streams, 1834-1934 centenary : its story

    [Heidelberg, Vic.] : City of Heidelberg Centenary Celebrations Committee, 1934. Oblong royal octavo, pictorial stiff wrappers (lightly creased) with photographic onlay to front, 120 pp, illustrated; a good copy. Scarce. Copies are recorded in four Australian collections (Monash University Library; National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; State Library Victoria).

  • # 16657

    Broadbent's Official Road Guides Company.

    Broadbent’s official guide, western Victoria : incorporating south east of South Australia and routes to Adelaide /​ compiled and published by Broadbent’s Official Road Guides Company. 57th year of issue

    Melbourne : Broadbent’s Official Road Guides, [1953?]. Octavo, publisher’s illustrated wrappers (light soiling and wear, corners dog-eared), 288 pp, [2] folding colour maps, illustrated, contents clean and sound. Two copies of this edition are recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of Victoria).

  • # 16626

    KEAIN, Maurice B.

    Bibliography of the Hawthorn Press.

    Norton Summit, South Australia : Marble Hill Press, 1996. First edition, limited to 82 copies, 75 being for sale and numbered and signed by the compiler (this is copy no. 59). Quarto, red cloth boards with gilt lettering to upper board and spine, frontispiece, pp xiv, 146; a pristine copy. A listing of the items, …

  • # 16686

    METTERS KFB PTY. LTD.

    Metters’ KFB gas stove catalogue. February, 1938.

    Melbourne : Metters KFB Pty. Ltd, 1938. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper stained), 36 pp, illustrated throughout in black and white; pages 17-20 detached, the last few leaves with water damage to bottom margins (some loss of text), otherwise clean. Pre-war trade catalogue for an iconic Australian brand, with many classic “Kooka” gas stoves …

  • # 16474

    MANN, Leonard

    The plumed voice. Poems by Leonard Mann. (Inscribed copy)

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson Limited, 1938. Octavo, original boards in dust jacket (lightly marked, chipped at head of spine and a litle worn at top edges); signed in full by the author on the front free-endpaper; pp 45; a near fine copy. The first published volume of poetry by Melbourne poet Leonard Mann.

  • # 16499

    MURDOCH, Walter

    The enemies of literature. An address delivered to the Literature Society of Melbourne. May 23, 1907.

    Melbourne : T.C. Lothian, 1907. Small octavo, original printed green wrappers, inside front wrapper with later ex libris, 36 pp; a very good copy.

  • # 16498

    TUCKER, Thomas George

    The cultivation of literature in Australia : a lecture before The Australian Literature Society, at the Assembly Hall, Collins Street, on Wednesday evening, the 11th June, 1902).

    Melbourne : Echo Publishing Company, Limited, 1902. Series: The Australian Literature Society, Occasional Papers, number 2. Small octavo, original printed green wrappers (light staining), inside front wrapper with later ex libris, 44 pp; a good copy.

  • # 16497

    TURNER, Henry Gyles

    The aims and objects of a literature society : being the Inaugural Address to the Australian Literature Society on accepting the office of President, 23rd March, 1903.

    Melbourne : Echo Publishing Company, Limited, 1903. Series: Australian Literature Society, Occasional Papers, number 3. Small octavo, original printed green wrappers, inside front wrapper with later ex libris, 36 pp; a very good copy.

  • # 16487

    MAGUIRE, Alva; BENDIGO ART GALLERY

    Her Majesty’s territories : stereographic views of Australian sceneries

    Bendigo : Bendigo Art Gallery, 2013. Oblong octavo, decorative wrappers, 135 pp, mostly full-page colour photographic illustrations of J.H. Jones’ wonderful stereoviews of the Victorian goldfields region, Melbourne and the Bellarine Peninsula, taken in the 1860s; essay by curator, Alva Maguire; an as new copy of this fine catalogue produced for the Bendigo Art Gallery’s exhibition …

  • # 16340

    WATTS, H.E. (attributed)

    Democratic government in Victoria : Reprinted from the “Westminster Review” for April, 1868

    Melbourne : Published for and on account of Trübner &​ Co., by … George Robertson, 1868. Octavo, modern cloth boards with printed label to upper board, title page with contemporary underlining in red pencil, 40 pp, scattered foxing, a good copy. Ferguson, 9089. Attributed by H.G. Turner to H.E. Watts.

  • # 16339

    WATTS, H.E. (attributed)

    Democratic government in Victoria : Reprinted from the “Westminster Review” for April, 1868.

    Melbourne : Published for and on account of Trübner &​ Co., by … George Robertson, 1868. Octavo, modern leather binding with gilt lettering to upper board, 40 pp, mild foxing to outer leaves, a very good copy. Ferguson, 9089. Attributed by H.G. Turner to H.E. Watts.

  • # 16319

    [GILL, S.T.]

    The Melbourne Rose. Part II.

    London : Joseph, Myers & Co., 1862 (printed in Hamburg by C. Adler’s Printing Establishment). Chromolithographed and engraved folding card in the shape of a rose, in the original gilt-printed envelope honouring Burke and Wills; fine. A significant and very rare Melbourne publication of the gold rush era, with engravings after those of S.T. Gill …

  • # 16189

    GREENHAM, Charles G.

    Beauty spots of our city : Melbourne, Australia / reproduced from photographs by Charles G. Greenham, Malvern.

    Melbourne : Osboldstone, [1924]. Oblong quarto, original pictorial wrappers (some edge wear), silk ties, [16] pp, comprising one page of introductory text and 15 full page monochrome photographic plates; a good copy. Scarce tourist publication which showcases Melbourne’s numerous green spaces: Botanical Gardens; Carlton Gardens; Flagstaff Gardens; Fitzroy Gardens; Treasury Gardens; Queen Victoria Gardens, and …

  • # 16185

    "ZEPHYR"

    Der Kaiser, Mein Got! : being a satire on the German Emperor / by Zephyr.

    [Melbourne : Gordon &​ Gotch, 1915]. Duodecimo, original illustrated wrappers (mild water stain at top corners), 8 pp; some pages with a few light marks and stains; a fair copy. A scarce World War One Australian satirical publication. Written in verse, its lampoons the incorrect language and bad accent of a German speaker attempting to …

  • # 16124

    Photographer unknown.

    Buchan Caves, Gippsland : photographic views of cave interiors

    [Victoria, Australia : Photographer and publisher unknown, circa 1947]. Seventeen black and white photographs, in format 55 x 84 mm, all with printed captions in the negative; in corner mounts (i.e. the photographs are removable) on 3 album pages; all in fine condition. The honeycomb of limestone caves located near the township of Bucan in …

  • # 15881

    FAIRFAX, William

    Handbook to Australasia;

    being a brief historical and descriptive account of Victoria,Tasmania, South Australia, New South Wales, Western Australia and New Zealand. With a map of the Australasian colonies. Melbourne : William Fairfax and Co., 1859. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth by Detmold, binder’s ticket to front pastedown, spine with loss, advertisements to endpapers and bookplate for Rev. William McClure, …

  • # 16464

    HEYWOOD, B. A.

    A vacation tour at the Antipodes, through Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, Queensland, and New Zealand, in 1861-1862.

    London : Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1863. Octavo, original blind blocked red cloth (discoloured and stained), spine lettered in gilt (faded, softened at head and tail, splitting along seam), front pastedown with later ex libris, engraved frontispiece, pp. viii, 251; 2 folding maps, 7 plates; edges uncut; internally clean. “As I was recommended …

  • # 16505

    SPROULE, Mary B.

    Gatherings of a grandmother during a period of 70 years’ residence in Australia. (Inscribed copy)

    By Mary B. Sproule, Flinders, Victoria. Melbourne : Arbuckle, Waddell Pty. Ltd., 1928. Octavo, original brown wrappers with printed onlay to front (small amount of silverfishing), inside front wrapper with later ex libris; a presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free-endpaper ‘To dear Archdeacon Hendley, with compts. from the author Mary B. …

  • # 15703

    Gold fever! Life on the diggings 1851~1855

    Canberra : National Library of Australia, 1994. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp 15. Exhibition catalogue for a travelling exhibition presented by the National Library of Australia and Sovereign Hill.

  • # 15709

    [NORRIE, Susan]

    Susan Norrie : Projects 1990-1995

    Melbourne : Museum of Modern Art at Heide, 1995. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp 36. Illustrated throughout with photographs of work displayed.

  • # 16173

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    Melbourne Savings Bank, corner of Market Street and Flinders Lane West, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 102 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘W.J. Norman, Wholesale and Retail Looking Glass and Picture Frame Manufacturer, 94 & 170 Elizabeth Street Melbourne’ and contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Savings Bank’; no photographer’s imprint; slight fading at the left hand edge, otherwise a strong albumen print with excellent …

  • # 16177

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    General Post Office, corner of Elizabeth and Bourke Streets, Melbourne, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 102 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘W.J. Norman, Wholesale and Retail Looking Glass and Picture Frame Manufacturer, 94 & 170 Elizabeth Street Melbourne’ and contemporary inscription in pencil ‘P.O. Melbourne’; no photographer’s imprint; a strong albumen print with good tonal range, the mount also in fine condition. …

  • # 16175

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    Library, Parliament House from gardens on corner of Albert and Spring Streets, Melbourne, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 102 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘W.J. Norman, Wholesale and Retail Looking Glass and Picture Frame Manufacturer, 94 & 170 Elizabeth Street Melbourne’ and contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Parlt. House’; no photographer’s imprint; a superb albumen print with excellent tonal range, the mount also in fine condition. …

  • # 16167

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    Bank of Victoria, Collins Street East, Melbourne, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 102 mm (mount); verso with contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Bank Victoria Melbourne’; no photographer’s imprint; a strong albumen print with good tonal range, the mount with a small amount of pale foxing. The Bank of Victoria, at 34-36 Collins Street, was designed in the Renaissance Revival style by …

  • # 16176

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    Treasury Building, Spring Street, Melbourne, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 102 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘W.J. Norman, Wholesale and Retail Looking Glass and Picture Frame Manufacturer, 94 & 170 Elizabeth Street Melbourne’ and contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Treasury Melbourne’; no photographer’s imprint; a superb albumen print with excellent tonal range, the mount also in fine condition. …

  • # 16166

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    Menzies Hotel, corner of Bourke and William Street, Melbourne, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 102 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘W.J. Norman, Wholesale and Retail Looking Glass and Picture Frame Manufacturer, 94 & 170 Elizabeth Street Melbourne’ and contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Menzies Hotel’; no photographer’s imprint; a strong albumen print with excellent tonal range, the mount also in fine condition. …

  • # 15815

    [Possibly Frederick FRITH, 1819-1871]

    Ivorytype portrait of Laura Lilias Scratchley, wife of Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Scratchley, Melbourne, January 1863.

    This masterful portrait of the beautiful Laura Lilias Scratchley, sister of Thomas Alexander Browne (the author ‘Rolf Boldrewood’), was created when she was 19 years and 4 months old, soon after her marriage to Lieutenant-Colonel Scratchley of the Royal Engineers (later Sir Peter Scratchley, colonial administrator). It is an extremely rare Australian example – the earliest known – of a …

  • # 15895

    NORDDEUTSCHER LLOYD

    Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen. Handbuch der Reichspostdampfer-Linien nach Ostasien und Australien. No. 1, 1910.

    Bremen : Norddeutscher Lloyd, 1910. Octavo, publisher’s pictorial wrappers with original owner’s signature to front (lightly foxed, short paper split at head of spine); pp 113, with folding tables and folding colour map at rear; a good copy. Scarce commercial shipping publication containing N.D.L.’s timetables, rates, baggage and freight allowances etc. for all lines, including …

  • # 15959

    ASSOCIATED HUNT CLUBS OF VICTORIA.

    [MELBOURNE; HORSE RACING] Associated Hunt Clubs Races … Mooney Valley Racecourse, Wednesday, 4th Sept., 1918. Official programme.

    Melbourne : F.S. Treadwell, printer, 1918. Duodecimo, original illustrated wrappers printed in blue, information printed on lower and inside wrappers, staple bound, 32 pp, owner’s pencilled annotations; a very well preserved example.

  • # 15993

    OSBOLDSTONE & CO.

    Souvenir of Melbourne : containing the latest views of the principal streets, buildings, etc., together with Street, Railway and Tramway Maps.

    Cover title: Melbourne illustrated : presnt-day views. Melbourne : Osboldstone & Co., [circa 1910]. Oblong quarto, publisher’s decorative wrappers, rear wrapper with Railway and Tramway Map of Melbourne and Suburbs), stapled, [32] pp, all photographic illustrations; inside front wrapper with descriptive text; inside rear wrapper with street map of Melbourne CBD; an exceptionally fine copy. A …

  • # 15843

    MASSINA, A.H.

    Up-to-date song book : number 11

    Melbourne : A.H. Messina & Co., [1901]. Duodecimo, original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 48 pp (all lyrics to popular songs – no music notation); flecking to edges, else a very good copy. Copies are recorded in three Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of Victoria; Monash University Library)

  • # 15882

    [HAMILTON, George]

    Experiences of a colonist forty years ago; a journey from Port Phillip to South Australia in 1839 and a voyage from Port Phillip to Adelaide in 1846.

    By an old hand. With illustrations. Adelaide : J. Williams, 1880. Octavo, gilt-lettered red cloth, blue endpapers with previous owner’s name neatly inscribed, photographic frontispiece, pp. [viii]; 84; 79; [1]; 23; two photographic plates reproducing four painted scenes, Second edition, the first with photographic illustrations. Ferguson 10184; Holden 49

  • # 15897

    MUNDY, Godfrey Charles

    Our antipodes : or, residence and rambles in the Australasian colonies. With a glimpse of the gold fields.

    Third edition, complete in one volume. London : Richard Bentley, 1855. Octavo, gilt-decorated crushed morocco (edges rubbed), all edges gilt, presentation inscription to preliminary blank ‘Henry Bruce from his sincere friend Edward R. M. Baskerville on his leaving Eton, Election 1859’, tinted lithograph frontispiece, pp. [viii]; 637; seven further tinted lithographs, a very good copy.

  • # 16081

    [BREAD AND CHEESE CLUB]

    Bohemia : the all Australian literary magazine

    Melbourne : Bread and Cheese Club, 1939-40. First issue, April 1939 – Twelfth issue, March 1940. Twelve issues, folio, unbound, as issued; the later issues with masthead printed in red; the first issue printed on thin paper (wrappers detached and waterstained), the remaining issues on thick paper, all in very good condition. A run of …

  • # 16029

    NICHOLS, George (engraver and publisher)

    View of Melbourne from the St. Kilda Road

    Melbourne : George Nichols, [c.1870]. Illustrated letter paper, sheet 257 x 205 mm (folded in half), first side with steel engraved image in black ink 90 x 170 mm (irregular), in the image lower left ‘George Nichols’ and lower right ‘Melbourne’; printed caption beneath image ‘View of Melbourne from the St. Kilda Road’; remaining 3 sides …