• # 25219

    HILL, Kenneth E.

    The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages at the University of California, San Diego

    New Haven, Conn. : William Reese Co. ; Sydney, NSW : Hordern House, 2004. Quarto, cloth covered boards, 792 pp. Second, revised and edition covering works on voyages in the Pacific, Asia, and the American West. This edition collects together the previous three volume set and includes updated descriptions and a revised index, as well …

  • # 24675

    [Maker unknown]

    [BOARD GAME] Melbourne Cup race game

    [Australia] : s.n., c.1900. Board game, 205 x 410 mm, folding to 205 x 205 mm, recto with lithographed playing sheet laid down, a stylised representation of Flemington Racecourse with central illustration of horses and jockeys approaching the winning post, vignette illustrations of horses’ heads at each corner, some light wear, verso with original printed …

  • # 24691

    BREWIN, Robert (editor)

    Welcome words : Missionary annual, 1888.

    London : Andrew Crombie, [1888?]. Square octavo (193 x 152 mm), publisher’s papered boards with striking pictorial chromolithographed onlay to front, front pastedown with Sunday School reward of merit label dated 1889, wood engraved frontispiece, title page, [1] Index to Volume XXII, 94 pp, with numerous wood engraved illustrations (some full-page), among them Tahitian, African, …

  • # 24892


    Two Aboriginal boys with three European men, posing in front of a homestead near Swan Hill on the Murray River (Victorian or New South Wales side), circa 1875.

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 92 x 120 mm (image), 108 x 165 mm (mount), verso with the photographers’ names in manuscript ‘Bryson & Heywood, Swan Hill’; there is some staining to the top edge of the print and to the margin of the mount, but the print, though a little pale, has excellent …

  • # 24737

    MOSER, H. (Herman) (1838-1905)

    James Oddie, the “Father of Ballarat”, posing in front of the business premises of J. Oddie & Co., Land and Estate Agents. Ballarat, circa 1868.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 62 x 101 mm (mount), verso with decorative back mark of ‘H. Moser, Photo Artist, Creswick, By Special Appointment to H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. A possibly unrecorded photograph, taken around 1868 by Creswick photographer Herman Moser, of the …

  • # 24735

    PERRY, George William

    In Memory of The Revd. William Hill, Wesleyan Minister. Who met with a violent Death at the hands of a Prisoner; whilst visiting as a Chaplain in the Pentridge Stockade, May 13th 1869. Aged 45 years.

    [Title from printed caption on mount]. Melbourne : G. W. Perry, 1869. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 60 x 47 mm (oval format), laid down on original lithographed mount set within black mourning border, 104 x 63 mm, blindstamped lower right ‘G. W. Perry, Photographer, Melbourne’; verso blank; both the print and mount …

  • # 24681


    For ship, factory & office use New System Telephones : British & best.

    Melbourne, Vic. : The New System Telephones Pty. Ltd. (Arbuckle, Waddell, printers), [between 1925 and 1930]. Single sheet, 207 x 375 mm, folding to 207 x 125 mm, printed in orange and black on both sides, line-drawn and photogravure illustrations; front with sunning and rust marks to top edge, else in very good condition. No …

  • # 24676

    SCRATCHLEY, Laura Lilias (née Brown, 1843-1917)

    Lady Lilias Scratchley, widow of Major General Sir Peter Henry Scratchley, special commissioner for the Protectorate of New Guinea, 1884–1885: autograph letter, signed, thanking the wife of William Chalmers for a photograph of her late husband. July, 1886.

    Manuscript in black ink on mourning paper, octavo bifolium (175 x 112 mm); written on 3 sides and signed in full at the foot ‘Lilias Scratchley’, the letter is headed ‘Gordon Lodge, Lympstone, S. Devon, 23rd July [1886]’, and is addressed to the wife of William Chalmers, a close friend of Lilias Scratchley’s late husband, …

  • # 24646

    BARNETT, F. Oswald (Frederick Oswald), 1883-1972.

    [MELBOURNE] The unsuspected slums. (Presentation copy)

    An illustrated summary of a thesis submitted to the Melbourne University surveying the slum problem of Melbourne. Melbourne : Herald Press, 1933. Octavo, printed wrappers (presentation inscription signed by the author), pp. 35, illustrated. A fascinating study by social reformer Barnett of the slum that was once Fitzroy, identified as the area bounded by Nicholson …

  • # 24798


    A catalogue of stationery

    Melbourne : Norman Bros, July 1935. Quarto, decorated wrappers (a couple of small tears), pp. 36, illustrated, central crease, marginal water stain. Melbourne trade catalogue.

  • # 24714

    Victoria. Department of Crown Lands and Survey.

    Tourist map of the Castlemaine and Kyneton districts

    / photographed at the Department of Lands and Survey, Melbourne by W.J. Butson. Melbourne Albert J. Mullett, Government Printer, [1925]. “Published by the authority of the Hon. H.S.W. Lawson, Minister of Lands. For issue to tourists”. Single sheet, 530 x 460 mm, folding to 270 x 120 mm; the map measures 480 x 410 mm, scale …

  • # 24702


    [GOLD RUSH] The Victorian Government prize essays, 1860.

    Melbourne : John Ferres, Government Printer, 1861. Octavo (215 x 135 mm), original printed stiff wrappers (creased and chipped), spine with early manuscript title label, armorial ex libris of Walter W. Froggatt, front endpaper replaced, pp viii, 387; occasional foxing and browning, else contents clean and sound. The Royal Society of Victoria’s four prize essays …

  • # 24756


    Patents and trade marks. Australia, New Zealand, 1912.

    [Cover title]. Melbourne : Phillips, Ormonde & Co., Patent Attorneys, 1912. Octavo (195 x 110 mm), original linen-paper wrappers with embossed lettering to front, original silk ties, 28 pp; a fine copy. ‘This brochure is presented in the hope that it will be frequently referred to when preparing every case for Australia and New Zealand. …

  • # 24708

    BOWRING, Jean

    Jean Bowring’s TV recipes

    [Melbourne, Vic.] : Gas and Fuel Corporation of Victoria, circa 1959. Foolscap folio, illustrated cards, aluminium fasteners, 25 leaves, roneoed, coloured papers. ‘The Jean Bowring Show is an Australian television cooking show that aired on Melbourne station HSV-7 from 1957 to 1960. At one point it aired in a 15-minute timeslot, but later became a …

  • # 24717

    Fisheries and Wildlife Department

    Snobs Creek Fish Hatchery

    Melbourne : Fisheries and Wildlife Department Victoria, 1962. Third edition. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 32, illustrated. Trout farming in Victoria

  • # 24752


    A grand, freestanding, double-storey private residence. Melbourne, 1872-73.

    Albumen print photograph, oversize carte de visite format, 65 x 122 mm (mount), 65 x 100 mm (image), verso with back mark of the British & Colonial Photo. Company, 144 Latrobe St. West, Melbourne; the print is a little pale, but is otherwise in very good condition, as is the mount. This photograph of an …