• # 24683

    LEFEBVRE, Jules Joseph (artist) (1836-1911); GOUPIL & CIE. (photographers & publishers)

    Photograph of the oil painting “Chloé” at its first showing at the Paris Salon, 1875.

    Albumen print photograph, 270 x 137 mm, blind stamped lower left ‘Goupil & Cie.’, laid down on its original board mount, lithographed text across the bottom margin: ‘1478. Chloé. Peint. par Lefebvre / Photographié par Goupil & Cie. Galerie Photographique / Salon de 1875. Publié par Goupil & Cie., Editeurs’, accompanied by a 3-line extract …

  • # 24538

    FLORENCE, Yanni

    Street porn /​ Yanni Florence.

    Melbourne : M.33, 2014. Quarto (350 x 270 mm), linen bound boards with pictorial inlay, pp. [44], illustrated. Limited to 50 copies signed and numbered by the artist. “In this large format book of 26 photographs, Yanni Florence identifies and documents the iterations of a specific and highly charged genre of t-shirts. The photographs position …

  • # 24855

    HAWKING, Karlie; DOYLE, Helen; ALLEN, Max; MURPHY, Joy Wandin

    Oil paint and ochre : the incredible story of William Barak and the de Purys

    [Lilydale, Vic.] : Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, [2015]. Quarto, stiff wrappers, 48 pp, illustrated in colour, 2 maps; an as new copy. Superb catalogue to accompany an exhibtion at the YRRM, August 29 – November 22 2015, which tells the story of the friendship between Wurundjeri leader and artist William Barak, a long-term resident at the …

  • # 24194

    [WILDER, Joseph Warrin, attributed]; HYAMS, John (publisher)

    Studio portrait of two young Aboriginal men. Early 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 106 x 65 mm (mount), 82 x 57 mm (image), verso with imprint of Hyams’ Portrait Rooms, 67 Collins Street, East, Melbourne; fine condition. Based on comparison with a very similar portrait (see Bitter Fruit, p. 235) it is highly likely that this photograph was taken by Joseph Warrin …

  • # 23482

    BAUME, Joseph Wellesh

    Aboriginal group, including a man holding a broad shield, with two Europeans. Murray River (northern Victoria or southern New South Wales), circa 1868.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 65 x 102 mm (mount), verso with wet stamp of ‘Jos[ep]h Baume, Photographic Artist. From Swanston Street, Melbourne.’ and inscription in ink ‘No. 3’ (presumably the photographer’s sequence number); the albumen print is in very good condition (a tiny dint above the man with the broad shield), with …

  • # 24208


    [MELBOURNE] Championship wrestling souvenir of wrestlers who will wrestle for the world’s light heavy weight championship at the stadium : season 1927 : containing autographed photographs and wrestling holds, records, weights, performances, and Australian wrestling conditions.

    Also titled: World’s champion wrestlers : Melbourne Stadium, 1927. Melbourne : J.J. Miller [by permission of Stadiums Ltd.], [1927]. Second edition. Large quarto (310 x 240 mm), original pictorial brown wrappers printed in blue, upper wrapper with depiction of a wrestling contest, lower wrapper with Victoria Bitter beer advertisement, pp [26], including 10 tipped-in photographic …

  • # 24314

    ROBB, E. M.

    Early Toorak and district

    Melbourne : Robertson & Mullens Limited, 1934. Oblong folio, lettered cloth, partial dustjacket (most of lower panel missing), small silverfishing to front free endpaper, pp. 137, illustrated, internally clean. Photographically illustrated history of Toorak and the surrounding sububs of Malvern, Prahran, South Yarra and Hawthorn.

  • # 24124

    LETTS, SON & CO.

    Letts’s Australasian pocket diary for 1882,

    being the forty-fifth year of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria. London : Letts, Son & Co. Limited, [1881]. Duodecimo (98 x 76 mm), original limp leather with wallet-style flap, all edges gilt, publisher’s order form bound in at front, pp 40, [122], [12]; first few leaves with mild toning, original owner’s occasional pencilled …

  • # 24201


    Healesville, Victoria, Australia : 1864 – 1964 : centenary souvenir booklet.

    Lilydale, Vic. : Printed by N.W. Gill & Sons [for Healesville Shire Council], [1964]. Octavo (180 x 125 mm), pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with map), [10] pp, with photographic illustrations and art work by Elton Fox, Healesville; includes official programme of the centenary celebrations; a good copy. Conspicuously absent is any mention of the Coranderrk …

  • # 23500


    Morgan’s Official Street Directory : Melbourne and Suburbs : 1937

    Melbourne : Val Morgan & Sons Pty. Ltd., [1936]. Twentieth edition. Octavo, publisher’s cloth backed pictorial papered boards (heavily rubbed), paste-downs with advertisements, 328 pp, colour maps throughout; contents clean and sound; the folding colour wall map (the “Supplementary Map”), which is so often missing from surviving examples, in present in the rear pocket (however, …

  • # 23502


    The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra … Celebrity Concert … Conductor: Bernard Heinze … Florence Austral and John Amadio … Melbourne Town Hall … July 20, 1935.

    Cover: This Concert is the 183rd of the Series instituted by the late Professor Marshall-Hall.… At the head of title: University of Melbourne. Melbourne : The Specialty Press, 1935. Quarto (285 x 230 mm), pictorial wrappers with vignette portrait of Marshall-Hall (short tear to spine, lower wrapper foxed at top edge), [6] pp, with photographic …

  • # 23907


    [MELBOURNE] Wertheim : art needle work for the home beautiful.

    [Drop title]. [Melbourne] : Wertheim & Co., [1907]. Duodecimo (149 x 114 mm), original wrappers (creased and marked), the upper wrapper with text only and the lower wrapper with photographic illustration of a girl dressed in a fairy costume captioned ‘This Costume, with Point lace and Art-work Embroidery, designed and worked by Australian Girls at …

  • # 23826


    [MELBOURNE] Barnet Glass Rubber Co. Limited. Hose price list.

    [Drop title]. Footscray, Vic. : Barnet Glass Rubber Co. Limited, 1911. Octavo (202 x 137 mm), original printed plum coloured wrappers (a little faded, old vertical fold), staple bound, 8 pp, with illustrations of equipment and a view of the Para Rubber Works, Saltwater River, Footscray; some discolouration to fore-edge margins of first leaf, else …

  • # 24024


    McWilliam’s wine guide.

    Sydney : McWilliam’s Wines, 1970. Small oblong quarto (210 x 260 mm), colour pictorial wrappers, pp [28] , illustrated throughout in both colour and b/w; lower wrapper with some minor creasing and short tears at bottom edge, otherwise very good.

  • # 23829


    [MELBOURNE] Quality porcelain enamelled ware by Metters-KFB Pty. Ltd. 346. September, 1940.

    Melbourne : Metters-KFB Pty., Ltd., [1940]. Trade catalogue. Large folding sheet, 330 x 310 mm, fully illustrated on both sides, folding to 165 x 105 mm; some toning and a few small perforations along the folds, else very good. Trade catalogue, with prices, for domestic baths and sinks. Appears unrecorded in Australian collections.

  • # 23935

    HIBLING, Everitt E.

    Photographic portrait of a family taken from an earlier daguerreotype or ambrotype. Melbourne, 1870s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm (mount), 68 x 54 mm (oval image), imprinted verso ‘E. E. Hibling, formerly principal Operator to G. W. Wilson of Aberdeen and R. W. Thrupp of Birmingham, Both by Special Appointment Photographers to Her Majesty the Queen, & late from Johnstone, O’Shannessy & Co., …