• # 17912

    HILL, Thomas Padmore

    The oratorical trainer : a system of vocal culture.

    By Thomas Padmore Hill, Professor of Elocution. Melbourne : George Robertson, 1869. Fifth edition. Octavo, original blind blocked purple cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine (cloth faded, corners worn, lower board and spine with a few ink stains), all edges red, original ownership inscription of William Ross to half-title, lithographed frontispiece diagram illustrating modes …

  • # 17799

    MAY, Alexander; ST. JOHN'S, CLIFTON HILL

    Souvenir : Consecration of St. John’s Church, Clifton Hill. Sunday, October 7, 1923.

    Melbourne : Advocate Press, [1923]. Small oblong quarto, original stiff wrappers lettered and illustrated in gold (sunned, a couple of light marks to upper wrapper), [50] pp, photographic plates throughout, mostly full-page; includes history of the Roman Catholic parish of Clifton Hill; a near fine copy of an ambitious publication. Appears unrecorded in Australian collections.

  • # 17787

    WILLETTS, George

    Photograph of the grave and headstone of brothers Thomas and Alfred McVeigh, Ballarat New Cemetery, circa 1873.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format (102 x 64 mm), recto imprinted ‘Willetts, Photo. Bridge Street, Ballarat’; verso with decorative lithographed back mark including the legend ‘Secure the shadow, ‘ere the substance fade’, an advertising slogan which had been made popular as early as the 1850s by daguerreotype photographers specialising in postmortem images; both the albumen …

  • # 17797

    BUTSON, W.J.; Victoria. Department of Crown Lands and Survey

    Tourist map, Warburton, Mt. Baw Baw, Walhalla.

    / Photo-lithographed at the Department of Lands and Survey, Melbourne, by W.J. Butson. Panel title: Tourists’ route, Baw Baw mountains &​ past the Yarra Falls, Warburton to Walhalla. Melbourne : H.J. Green, Govt. Printer, August 1925. Lithographed map, 390 x 600 mm, on sheet 450 x 630 mm, folding to 220 x 100, verso with illustrated front …

  • # 17655

    CRAWFORD, Ashley

    Wimmera : the work of Philip Hunter. (Signed by the artist)

    Melbourne : Thanes & Hudson, 2002. First edition. Square quarto, publisher’s black cloth boards with gilt lettered spine, in pictorial dust jacket, illustrated endpapers, inscribed on the title page by the artist ‘Philip Hunter, 2003’; colour illustrations throughout; a fine copy. Landscape paintings by contemporary Australian artist Philip Hunter, inspired by the Wimmera region where …

  • # 17908

    [MELBOURNE] Cinesound News. Volume 1, number 1. 10th May 1929.

    Melbourne : New Majestic Theatre, 1929. (Only edition?). Octavo pamphlet, original pictorial wrappers with portrait of early “talkies” star Evelyn Brent, staple bound, pp 15, with sepia tone photographic illustrations throughout, including a feature on The Canary Murder Case (starring Louise Brookes) – ‘the first great mystery drama talkie’ – and Noah’s Ark (starring Dolores …

  • # 17773

    MACKAY, Richard

    Recollections of early Gippsland goldfields

    / by Richard Mackay ; with an appendix, being memorandum of the discovery and exploration of Gippsland by the discoverer, the late Angus McMillan, and supplied by him, in 1862, to the present writer, from discoverer’s original notes. Traralgon, Vic. : W. Chappell, 1916. First edition. Octavo, original gilt lettered stiff linen wrappers (sunned, some …

  • # 17755


    Alstons’ patent steel windmills, patent steel-framed galvanized stock troughs, pumps, valves and fittings.

    South Melbourne : James Alston, [1928?]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 128 pp, illustrated throughout, a fine copy. Approximate dating suggested by reference to a ‘1927 model’. A superbly produced and illustrated agricultural trade catalogue – a goldmine for research into life on the land in Australia in the interwar years. Copies of this edition …

  • # 17400

    DICKINS, Herbert P.; AUDAS, J.W.

    Victorian orchids with botanical and vernacular names.

    / Collected and lithographed by Herbert P. Dickins, Past President, Victorian Horticultural Society, with the collaboration of J.W. Audas. Melbourne : Sands & McDougall (for the Melbourne Herbarium), 1929. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s printed wrappers (sunned), 32 pp, illustrated throughout with monochrome plates; a good copy.

  • # 17904


    Ararat and District Poultry and Kennel Club. Schedule of Prizes for the Third Annual Exhibition of Poutry, Dogs, Pigeons, Canaries, &c. To be held in the Town Hall, Barkly Street, Ararat … 3rd and 4th July, 1912.

    Ararat, Vic. : Printed at the “Advertiser” Office, 1912. Octavo pamphlet, original printed pink wrappers (sunned along spine), stapled, pp 16, [2], advertisements to inner wrapper and lower wrapper; light foxing to a few leaves, but a very good copy. Appears unrecorded.

  • # 17509

    MOORE, Herbert

    Links with other days. (Signed copy)

    Pen drawings with some notes. Melbourne : C. S. Harvey & Coy, 1927. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, ribbon bound, tipped-in illustrations of historical buildings across Melbourne, interleaved with printed glassine caption guards, signed presentation inscription by the artist on dedication page.

  • # 17403


    Garden guide : Catalogue of rhododenrons, camellias, azaleas, trees, shrubs grown by Williams’ Nurseries, Perrins Creek Road, Kallista.

    Kallista, Vic. : Williams’ Nurseries, 1951. Tall octavo, original illustrated card covers (foxed, central vertical crease), 28 pp, photographic illustrations; original owner’s annotations, some foxing at bottom margin of several leaves; Two copies are recorded in Australian collections (State Library of Victoria; State Library of New South Wales).

  • # 17402


    Catalogue of fruit trees, ornamental trees, shrubs and conifers …

    Emerald, Vic. : C.A. Nobelius & Sons Pty. Ltd., Gembrook Nurseries, 1940. Tall octavo, original printed pale green wrappers (a little sunned), staple bound, pp 38, [2], illustrated with 1 photographic plate; a very good copy. The 1940 edition of the C.A. Nobelius catalogue is unrecorded in Australian collections.

  • # 17749


    Forging ahead, City of Footscray … , Shire of Braybrook … , Victoria, Australia.

    Footscray [Vic.] : Mail Publishers, 1947. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 64 pp, illustrated throughout (some illustartions in colour), double-page colour map of the City of Footscray and Shire of Braybrook; a fine copy. Provides an excellent overview of the many and varied industries thriving in Footscray, in Melbourne’s inner west, in the …

  • # 17766


    Tourist map of Geelong and district

    Melbourne : Govt. Printer, [1924]. Colour map, 540 x 460 mm, scale [1:126 720] 2 miles to 1 inch; folding to 257 x 103 mm, verso with 12 panels of informative text and sepia tone photographic illustrations; a couple of short tears at edges of folds, one corner a little dog-eared, but a good copy. …

  • # 17006

    SUTHERLAND, Alexander

    Victoria and its metropolis, past and present

    Melbourne : McCarron, Bird & Co., 1888. Two volumes, quarto, elaborately gilt-decorated full crushed morocco (a little scuffed), all edges gilt, pp. xii; 594; xii; 822, illustrated, a fine copy of a weighty set often found with serious defects to the binding. Ferguson 16439