• # 28242

    CARUANA, Wally; DARDEL, Jean-Jaques de

    Art aborigène : jouvence millénaire

    [Cover: Aboriginal art : an immemorial fountain of youth]. Lausanne : International Olympic Committee, [2000]. Large quarto (300 x 240 mm), pictorial card covers with French flaps, 166 pp, illustrated in colour; parallel text in French and English; a fine copy. Splendidly produced catalogue to accompany an exhibition surveying Australian Indigenous art staged at the …

  • # 28219

    FILMER, Veronica

    Making their mark : colonial artists of the Western District

    Geelong : Geelong Art Gallery, 1996. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 46, some colour illustrations. Catalogue of 69 works from the exhibition. A fine copy.

  • # 28185


    Printed on Stone : the lithographs of Charles Troedel.

    Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2020. Quarto, laminated boards, pp. 256, illustrated with more than 70 colour prints from the Troedel archive, plus full reproduction of all 24 plates of The Melbourne Album (lithographic views of Melbourne from 1863–1864) plus select images from the New South Wales Album (1878). New copy. This book is the first to …

  • # 28156

    DAY, Melvin

    Nicholas Chevalier, artist. His life and work, with special reference to his career in New Zealand and Australia

    Wellington, N.Z. : Millwood, 1981. Oblong quarto, gilt-lettered cloth (lightly foxed), cloth slipcase with illustrated panels (one corner slightly bumped), pp. 116, previois owner’s book label to endpaper, foxing to preliminaries, extensively illustrated.

  • # 28116

    GREGG, Simon

    “Grand Country”. Fred Williams in Gippsland (limited to 500 copies)

    Sale, Vic. : Gippsland Art Gallery, 2019. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, pp. 40, illustrated. Printed in an edition of 500 copies. New copy. As one of the twentieth century’s most innovative and acclaimed artists, Fred Williams (1927-82) was an icon of Australian art. Williams revolutionised the way we see the natural environment through a distinctive …

  • # 28076

    WILLIAMS, Fred (1927-1982) 

    Bayswater Landscape 1959 

    Oil on board, 52.5 x 67.5 cm, signed lower left ‘Fred Williams’, framed (outside measurements 71 x 86.5 cm). Fred Williams returned to Melbourne in January 1957 after six years’ study in London, where he mainly worked on figurative subjects. Upon his return, he concentrated on the Australian landscape, first in Mittagong, N.S.W. in late 1957 and …

  • # 27991


    [WESTERN DISTRICT] Aus Welt und Zeit : Beiblatt zum Lutherischen Kirchenboten für Australien. 16. Jahrg. No. 6. Hochkirch, Juni 1889.

    Hochkirch [Vic.] : Oscar Müller, 1889. Folio newspaper (460 x 300 mm), [4] pp; complete; printed in German in Gothic type in three columns; includes lengthy news articles from the Australian colonies and Europe and brief reports from Asia, Africa and the Americas; the last column on the rear page has advertisements for Otto Dettmann …

  • # 27365


    Autograph book. Melbourne, 1937-45. With signatures of many figures in the performing arts world, including most of Colonel W. De Basil’s Monte Carlo Russian Ballet company, Roy Rene and Sadie Gale, and Peter Dawson.

    Deluxe autograph album made by Norman Bros., Melbourne (binder’s ticket to rear pastedown); oblong octavo (125 x 180 mm), limp textured blue leather boards (sunned, ink stain to lower board), upper board embossed in gilt ‘Autographs’; all edges gilt; [60] leaves; the signatures in the first third of the album date to between 1937 and …

  • # 27412

    FITZGERALD, John Coghlan, Captain (1803-1859)

    [MORETON BAY; PORT JACKSON] Remarks. HMS Vernon: East Indies and China, 1847-1848. HMS Winchester, the same. HMS Calliope Australia and then to England, via Cape of Horn and Rio de Janiero 1854-1855.

    Naval log. Small quarto (230 x 186 mm), original half vellum over marbled boards, marbled edges, marbled endpapers, manuscript in ink, pp [1 title page], [46], on faint ruled paper; written in a neat, legible hand; very clean throughout. Naval journal of Captain John Coghlan Fitzgerald, R.N. (1803-1859). Fitzgerald, who had joined the navy at …

  • # 28010

    BULMER, Howard Decimus (attributed)

    Aboriginal group on Cross’s Launch, Lake Tyers, Gippsland, circa 1920.

    Silver gelatin photograph, 89 x 139 mm, printed on Kodak Austral card stock, recto with printed caption at lower margin ‘Cross’s Launch Trips at Lake Tyers’; not postally used, and without written message; in fine condition. The Bairnsdale photographer Howard Bulmer was the son of the Rev. John Bulmer, the Church of England missionary who …

  • # 27584


    [ANNAND] Opera 1963 Princess Theatre Melbourne

    South Melbourne, Vic. : Frelance Press, [1963]. Quarto (290 x 220 mm), pictorial wrappers featuring a striking abstract design by revered commercial artist Douglas Annand (very reminiscent of the work of John Coburn), lower wrapper with advertisement for Coonawarra wines, stapled, [16] pp, numerous b/w photographic portraits of members of the Company, advertisements for Melbourne …

  • # 27422


    Pair of photographic portraits of the great aerialist Charles Blondin. Melbourne, 1874.

    Two albumen print photographs, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm (mounts), both captioned in image ‘Farewell of Le Chevalier Blondin’; verso of one (Blondin riding a bicycle on the highwire) with the imprint of Paterson Brothers, Photographic Artists, Portrait Rooms, 12 Bourke St. East, Melbourne, the other verso blank; the albumen prints are a …

  • # 27743


    [DENTISTRY] Installation & maintenance. A simple plan whereby the practitioner is saved much worry and inconvenience.

    [Cover title]. Melbourne : Arbuckle, Waddell Pty. Ltd. [for Amalgamated Dental Co. Ltd.], [circa 1930]. Folding card, octavo (205 x 132 mm), printed in black, gold and red on cream card; centre with explanatory text; last side with colophon; in fine condition. Beautiful piece of graphic design by the Melbourne printing firm Arbuckle, Waddell. Rare. …

  • # 27742


    [DENTISTRY] The deferred payment system applied to dental equipment.

    [Cover title]. Melbourne : Arbuckle, Waddell Pty. Ltd. [for De Trey & Co. Ltd.], [circa 1930]. Large octavo (218 x 170 mm), cream paper wrappers printed in grey and red, staple bound; pp 16, printed in black and red and with numerous vignette lithographed illustrations; in fine condition. An upmarket brochure aimed at the Australian …

  • # 27738


    [TELEPHONES] The philosophy of time

    Melbourne : Arbuckle Waddell Pty. Ltd. [for New System Telephones Pty. Ltd.], [circa 1930]. Trade brochure. Single sheet, 530 x 430 mm, folding to 265 x 215 mm, lithograph printed in black and orange on both sides, with photographic process and line-drawn illustrations; mild edge wear, otherwise very good condition. A beautifully designed trade flyer …

  • # 27574

    AUSTIN, Fiona

    Beaumaris Modern : modernist homes in Beaumaris

    Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2018. Quarto, laminated boards, patterned endpapers, pp. 176, illustrated. New copy. “‘Beaumaris has the greatest concentration of interesting houses in the metropolitan area’. — Royal Institute of Architects ‘Guide to Victorian Architecture’ written in 1956 for the occasion of the Olympic Games Beaumaris Modern: Modernist Homes in Beaumaris is a collection of …