• # 36655

    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 …

  • # 36575


    Fitzroy : Melbourne’s first suburb

    Melbourne : Hyland House, 1989. Quarto, boards in dust jacket (edge wear), illustrated endpapers, pp. xii; 354, extensively illustrated. Foreword by Margaret E. Cutten, grand-daughter of Thomas Ewing, founder of the Fitzroy Library and former mayor, who funded the project. Other contributors include indigenous civil rights activist and author the chapter on Aboriginal Fitzroy, Eleanor Harding, indigenous …

  • # 35828

    OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul

    Puss in boots : J. C. Williamson’s Annual Pantomime Extravaganza

    Australian Play Pictorials No. 8. [Written by J. Hickory Wood and Frank Dix ; music by Andrew MacCunn]. Melbourne : George Robertson & Co., [1912]. Quarto, wrappers illustrated by Ida Sherborne Rental Outhwaite (edge tears with loss to spine, old paper repairs), wrappers detached, pp. 64, handling wear, a good copy. Very rare theatre program …

  • # 35494

    [GRAY, Elder, 1847-1905]

    [BALLARAT; CLUNES] Illuminated address presented to Rev. Elder Gray, D.D., minister at Clunes, by the Presbytery of Ballarat, 1902.

    Folio portfolio (405 x 325 mm), full crushed black morocco elaborately gilt (virtually unmarked), front board lettered ‘Presented to Rev. Elder Gray, D.D., by the Presbytery of Ballarat, 1902’; gilt dentelles, inner front board with parchment leaf laid in, bearing the signatures of leading members of the Ballarat Presbytery, including Surman, Milliken, White, Draffin, Crockett, …

  • # 36409

    BALLANTYNE, Rev. James

    Homes and homesteads in the land of plenty : a handbook of Victoria as a field for emigration

    Melbourne : Mason, Firth and M’Cutcheon, 1871. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (edges rubbed, stained, repair to head of spine), hinges weak, folding frontispiece panorama view of ‘Melbourne from the St. Kilda Road’. pp. xvi; 184; numerous engraved views of Melbourne and surroundings (including a vineyard in the Yarra Valley), advertisement pasted to lower pastedown, a good …

  • # 35844

    BARDWELL, William

    Signed studio portrait of the controversial anti-Catholic crusader Charles Chiniquy, known as “the Canadian Luther”. Melbourne, 1879.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visit format, 105 x 64 mm (mount); recto inscribed in ink across the bottom margin ‘Yours in Christ, C. Chiniquy’; verso with the gilt imprint of ‘Bardwell, Melbourne’; in very good condition. ‘Charles Chiniquy was a well-known Catholic priest in North America from 1833 to 1858, before being expelled and …

  • # 35791

    GLENNY, Henry

    Studio portrait of a gentleman. Kyneton, Victoria, circa 1866.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 100 x 64 mm; verso with Henry Glenny’s wonderful pictorial back mark that features two cherubs in a photographer’s studio, worded ‘H. Glenny’s Portrait Saloon & Photographic Studio. Near the Post Office, Kyneton, Victoria, Australia’; both the print and mount are in superb condition. This rare Kyneton carte de …

  • # 35846

    FLINTOFF, Thomas (1809-1891)

    Studio portrait of a mother and her young son. Ballarat, 1863-65.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 64 mm, verso imprinted Flintoff, Photographer and Portrait Painter. Sturt Street, opposite the Star Office, Ballarat; both the albumen print and mount are in excellent condition. A superb mother-and-child portrait by Thomas Flintoff. Flintoff was an English artist who arrived on the goldfields in 1856 after working in …

  • # 35787

    KENDALL, George Henry

    Studio portrait of two fashionable young women. Echuca, northern Victoria, circa 1875.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 63 mm (mount); verso with decorative sepia back mark of ‘G.H. Kendall, Photographer, High Street, Echuca’; the print has a few tiny surface marks but is otherwise in fine condition; the mount is very clean. A beautifully composed portrait study of two young women – possibly …

  • # 35786

    WHITE, Nicholas

    Tinted studio portrait of a young woman. Sandhurst (Bendigo), Victoria, circa 1875.

    Albumen print with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 105 x 62 mm (mount); verso with the elaborate gilt back mark of ‘N. White, Photographer, Mitchell St., Sandhurst. Opposite St. Paul’s Tower’; both print and mount are in excellent condition (the tiny spot in the image at top right is in the negative). A striking …

  • # 35653

    Photographer unknown.

    Sturt Street, Ballarat, looking east / Lake Wendouree, from the Botanic Gardens

    [Early 1870s]. Two albumen print photographs in identical 80 x 135 mm format, laid down on section cut from a 19th-century album page, with the original printed captions pasted on beneath each image; slight fading at right-hand edge, else in very good condition. The view of Sturt Street, with the Town Hall on the right, …

  • # 32653

    [FAWKNER, John Pascoe, 1792-1869] JAMESON, Mrs.

    Collection of pictures of W. G. Coesvelt, Esq. of London. With an introduction by Mrs. Jameson. (John Pascoe Fawkner’s copy)

    London : James Carpenter and Son, 1836. Folio (310 x 255 mm), contemporary half red crushed morocco ruled in gilt (a little worn at the corners and edges) over marbled papered boards (rubbed), spine in compartments decorated in gilt and with contrasting title piece lettered in gilt; front hinge cracked; all edges gilt; illustrated extra …

  • # 36050


    Blot out Socialism by returning Desmond C. McGinnes (Ex. A.I.F.), endorsed Liberal & Country Party candidate for Melbourne … Polling day December 10th … Retain Freedom Vote Liberal.

    Authorised by M. Turner, 57 Simpson Street, East Melbourne. Elsternwick and Brighton, Vic. : Printed by Peter Isaacson Pty. Ltd., [1949]. Writing blotter, 85 x 188 mm, printed in blue on cream paper; in fine condition. Desmond McGinnes was the Liberal-Country Party coalition candidate for the seat of Melbourne in the 1949 Federal election, running …

  • # 34944

    COOPER, John Butler

    The History of Prahran : from its first settlement to a city.

    Compiled (1912) and revised (1924) by order of the Prahran Council. Melbourne : Modern Printing Co. Pty. Ltd., 1924. Revised edition. Octavo, gilt-decorated cloth, top edge gilt, portrait frontispiece, pp. xvi; 372, photographic plates. Astonishingly, this is a ‘new’ copy of a book published in 1924, still sealed in publisher’s glassine and in plain cardboard …

  • # 35931

    HUME, Fergus (1859-1932)

    The Mystery of a hansom cab

    A sensational novel … A startling and realistic story of Melbourne social life. London : The Hansom Cab Publishing Coy., 60 Ludgate Hill, n.d., [1888]. “Three hundred and fortieth thousand” (t.p.). Small octavo (175 x 146 mm), finely bound in full straight-grained tan Morocco, ruled in gilt, spine lettered in gilt (edges rubbed), pp. 230, …

  • # 35851

    WILLETT, Graham and ARNOLD, John (editors)

    Queen City of the South : Gay and Lesbian Melbourne. The La Trobe Journal, No. 87, May 2011

    Melbourne : State Library of Victoria Foundation, 2011. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 200, illustrated. Scarce.