Victoria

  • # 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 …

  • # 16169

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    The first Scots Church and Burke and Wills monument, Collins Street East, Melbourne, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 102 mm (mount); verso with contemporary inscription in pencil (in error) ‘Independent Ch. Collins Street’; no photographer’s imprint; a strong albumen print with good tonal range, the mount with a tiny amount of foxing but in very good condition. This view, taken from opposite St. Michael’s Church (not …

  • # 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 …

  • # 16076

    John Pascoe Fawkner’s Library. Facsimile of the sale catalogue of 1868.

    Melbourne : Book Collectors Society of Australia, 1985. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, glassine wrapper, pp. 32, essay by Wallace Kirsop, facsimile of the original sale catalogue. Limited to 500 copies.

  • # 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, …

  • # 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. …

  • # 16168

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    Congregationalist Church and Burke and Wills monument, Collins Street East, 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 ‘Mr. Henderson’s Ch.’; no photographer’s imprint; a strong albumen print with good tonal range, the mount with a tiny …

  • # 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 …

  • # 15976

    WASHBOURNE, Thomas J.

    The Windfall

    [Title from caption on label]. [Victoria, Australia] : Thomas J. Washbourne, [circa 1870]. Albumen print photograph, 98 x 156 mm, laid down on its original card mount, verso with printed paper label ‘VICTORIAN VIEWS Photographed by T.J. Washbourne. Melbourne Depot : 89 Swanston Street’, bearing contemporary manuscript title of the work ‘The Windfall’; a second, …

  • # 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 …

  • # 16026

    STOPPS, A.J. (lithographer); ACKLEY & ROCHLITZ, photographers; BLUNDELL, James J. (publisher)

    [GOLD RUSH] Camp Buildings, Beechworth

    [Melbourne] : James J. Blundell, [c.1856]. Illustrated letter paper, sheet 250 x 200 mm (folded in half), first side with lithographed image in black ink 125 x 200 mm (irregular), in the image lower left ‘On stone by A.J. Stopps, from a daguerreotype by Acley (sic) & Rochletz (sic)’ and lower right ‘Pubd. by James J. …

  • # 16074

    A brief statement of facts in connection with an overland expedition from Lake George to Port Phillip in 1824.

    Third edition : with addenda. Yass : J. J. Brown, 1874. Octavo, original flush-cut pebbled cloth (upper board nearly detached), printed paper title label, bookplate inside upper board from Henry White, portrait frontispiece lithographed by Charles Turner of Melbourne, pp. 112, foxing to preliminaries. A good copy. The 1824 expedition overland to Port Phillip is …

  • # 15995

    MOORE, Caroline Ellen (Carrie) (1882–1956)

    [THEATRE] Miss Carrie Moore in “Cinderella” : signed postcard, dated 1908.

    London : Rotary Photo, Foulsham & Banfield, [1908]. Photographic postcard, 137 x 87 mm, the front signed in pen ‘Yours always, Carrie Moore’; verso addressed by Miss Moore to ‘Miss Milner’ of Fulham Park Gardens, London; postmark dated Dec. 8 1908; in fine condition. The biography of Geelong-born actress Carrie Moore (1882-1956), who achieved fame …

  • # 16048

    Rühlen, Emil

    Prisoner of War letter sent to Germany from Murchison Camp, Victoria, dated February 1943.

    Official Prisoner of War lettergram, 90 x 150 mm (folded), 330 x 200 mm (unfolded), sent to Germany from No. 13 P.O.W. Group Murchison, Victoria, with ‘Opened by Censor’ and ‘Passed by Censor’ markings, containing a handwritten message in German in Gothic cursive (a standard 24 lines in length, the maximum space allowed) from internee …

  • # 16007

    PETERMANN, August (1822-1878)

    [GOLD RUSH] Géographie et statistique de la colonie de Victoria, dans l’Australie méridionale.

    pp 147-159 in: Nouvelles Annales des Voyages, de la Géographie, de l’Histoire et de l’Archéologie. 6e. séries, 2e. année, Novembre 1856. Paris : Arthus Bertrand, 1856. Octavo, original printed wrappers; pp 129-256, folding map of Australia Felix by Malte-Brun (with offsetting); pages mostly uncut; scattered foxing, a good copy. Translated into French from the German of …

  • # 15845

    BANK OF VICTORIA

    Bank of Victoria sixty day sight note for £250, dated 26 December 1863

    [Melbourne : Bank of Victoria]. Engraved design on watermarked pink paper; 118 x 240 mm; ‘… pay to the order of R. & H. Pamall & Co. Two hundred fifty pounds’; verso with an interesting endorsement correcting the payee information: ‘Pay to S. & T. Carrington (signed J.R. Hocknell) / The within was taken out in …

  • # 15580

    SCHOLES, David

    The way of an angler : an appreciation of fly-fishing on many waters

    Brisbane : Jacaranda Press, 1963. First edition. Octavo, patterned boards with dust jacket (some silverfishing), pp 184; photographic plates; a good copy. Discussing fishing regions in Victoria, Tasmania and the Monaro district of New South Wales, as well as in the U.S. and U.K.

  • # 15834

    Photographer unknown.

    [MELBOURNE] Brighton Beach on Boxing Day, circa 1880.

    Albumen print photograph, 130 x 183 mm, laid down on section of a nineteenth century album leaf; the print is in fine condition with rich, dark tones. A splendid image capturing Melburnians at leisure on the foreshore at Brighton. The National Library of Australia holds a copy of the same photograph, which is captioned ‘Brighton …

  • # 15821

    FAWTHROP, James

    Ephemera relating to the rescue of the survivors from the wreck of the Admella near Portland, Victoria, in 1859

    One of the worst maritime disasters in Australia’s history, which saw the loss of 89 lives, the wreck of the Admella in 1859 on Carpenter’s Reef off the coast of far southeast South Australia was a headline event at the time, and it quickly entered into Australian folklore. Survivors clung to the wreck in mountainous seas …

  • # 15745

    ORIENT LINE

    Orient Line of Royal Mail Steam-ships to Australia. First class ticket, London to Sydney, 1895.

    [London : Orient Line, 1895]. Quarto sheet, 270 x 205 mm, printed on both sides in sepia and blue, manuscript entries recording payment of £128 by the Hon. F.S. O’Grady [Frederick Standish O’Grady, 6th Viscount Guillamore, 1847-1927] and Hon. Mrs. O’Grady, for First Saloon passage on RMS Cuzco, departing London 6 September 1895, for Albany, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, being a …

  • # 16018

    ESSENDON BOARD TRACK PTY. LTD.

    Cycling carnival : official race book / Essendon Board Track Pty. Ltd. Saturday, February 16th, 1957.

    Moonee Ponds [Vic.] : Essendon Board Track, 1957. Square duodecimo, upper wrapper with photographic illustration of Sid Petterson, [32] pp, original owner’s pencilled annotations indicating placegetters for the various events; a good copy.

  • # 16019

    ESSENDON BOARD TRACK PTY. LTD.

    Cycling carnival : official race book / Essendon Board Track Pty. Ltd. Saturday, February 11th, 1956.

    Moonee Ponds [Vic.] : Essendon Board Track, 1956. Square duodecimo, upper wrapper with photographic illustration of Sid Petterson, [40] pp, original owner’s pencilled annotations indicating placegetters for the various events; a good copy.

  • # 15888

    Great Britain. Oversea Settlement Dept.

    Australia, the land of hope and sunshine : how women can get there, and what they say of it

    Series: E.S.A. 26. [London : Oversea Settlement Dept.], 1925. Octavo, 8 pp stapled pamphlet. Designed to encourage the migration of women from Great Britain to Australia, this brochure contains information on job opportunities for women in Australia – sadly only household work, employment on farms and stations and in country towns are mentioned; under the …

  • # 15857

    THERMOPYLAE CLUB. MELBOURNE

    [DANCE CARD; MELBOURNE] Thermopylae Club [Fitzroy]. Programme. Return Ball. Tendered to the President, Mr. Geirge Spriggs. August 29, 1894.

    [Fitzroy, Vic. : Thermopylae Club, 1894]. Dance card, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm, gilt-edged, recto with lithographed lettering and design in navy blue on light blue; the verso listing 22 dances with pencilled entries made by the card’s male owner recording the names of his female partners for all dances; in good condition.

  • # 15430

    [Compiler unknown]

    Album of pressed seaweed specimens collected in New South Wales and Victoria, circa 1860.

    Small quarto, 240 x 200 mm, original half green calf over marbled papered boards ruled in gilt, upper board with ornate green calf title label lettered in gilt ‘SEA WEEDS’, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, front pastedown with binder’s ticket of ‘Oldland & May, Corn St., Bristol’; verso of front endpaper with pencilled initials ‘C-JBW’, apparently …

  • # 15804

    O'GRADY, Frederick Standish, 6th Viscount Guillamore (1847-1927)

    [NEW ZEALAND] Commonplace album of Frederick Standish O’Grady, 6th Viscount Guillamore, 1860s – circa 1900.

    A fascinating treasure trove that constitutes a time capsule of four decades –  one of them spent in New Zealand – in the life of an Irish aristocrat of the late nineteenth century. Nineteenth century commonplace album. Folio, original marbled papered boards (heavily worn, lacking most of the leather backstrip), containing 160 pages completely filled with original manuscript material, ink …

  • # 15795

    FORREST, Charles, Lieutenant (1809-1874)

    Pencil drawing depicting a scene on the Yarra, Melbourne, circa 1870

    Leaf from an artist’s sketchbook, 230 x 285 mm, unsigned; in fine condition, in an archival mat; verso of leaf with an unfinished pencil sketch by the same artist, depicting early settlers and wooden dwellings in the Australian bush; affixed to the back of the mat is the following typed declaration by a descendant of the artist, …

  • # 15734

    Photographer unknown.

    The Hanging Rock, Woodend, Victoria

    [Melbourne : Maker unknown, circa 1900]. Photographic glass magic lantern slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, original paper label with typed caption and sequence number, 23. The Hanging Rock, Woodend, Victoria; in fine condition. A beautiful photographic view of one of the most romanticised natural attractions in Victoria.

  • # 15297

    Artist unknown [after ANGAS, George French; HAINSSELIN, Henry]

    Four early watercolour portraits of Australian Aborigines after lithographs by George French Angas and Henry Hainsselin.

    [Australia? : c.1846]. Four individual watercolour head-and-shoulder portraits, each approximately 110 x 90 mm, on sheet 400 x 325 mm, paper watermarked J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1846; the artist’s captions in pencil beneath each portrait read (anti-clockwise from top right): Kertamaroo / King John; Mocata (his wife); Native of Gipps Land, Victoria; Yonki Yonka, Native of Western …

  • # 15370

    Tulloch & Brown’s map of the Colony of Victoria :

    comprising part of New South Wales, the boundaries, counties, also seaport & inland townships, the gold fields with the latest discoveries, roads, tracks, &c. &c. Compiled from drawings in the Survey Office and correctly revised till 1857. Melbourne : Tulloch & Brown, 1857. Engraved map with original hand colouring (foxed), 550 x 860 mm, laid …

  • # 15746

    CAIRE, Nicholas James (1837-1918)

    [ABORIGINES] Group of natives, Victoria

    Circa 1895. Photographic glass magic lantern slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, original printed label affixed to one of the paper borders, ‘Group of Natives, Victoria’; in good condition. An exterior portrait of an Aboriginal group in European clothing at Lake Tyers Mission, in far eastern Victoria. The image was taken by the photographer …