• # 29395

    EVANS, Peter

    Sunbury : Australia’s Greatest Rock Festival

    Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2017. Quarto, laminated boards, pp. 240, extensively illustrated with rare photographs from the festival. New copy. “After 45 years, here is the first book on the SUNBURY rock festival, the festival that is often referred to as ‘Australia’s Woodstock’ that heralded a revolution in Australian music and culture. This book explores the …

  • # 29374

    SMITH, Alex

    Home carpentry

    “No. 2 – By Alex Smith, F.B.I.C.C. August 1, 1933.” Caulfield, Vic. : Edgar H. Baillie, for United Press, 1933. Quarto, original pictorial wrappers (detached, short tears along spine, lower wrapper with tear at bottom corner), 52 pp, illustrated, internally clean and sound.

  • # 29371


    Perfection oil cook stoves and ovens.

    [Cover title]. Melbourne : G.W. Green & Sons, Printers [for Vacuum Oil Co. Pty. Ltd.], [circa 1927]. Octavo (185 mm), publisher’s pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 16 pp, colour and monochrome illustrations; a fine copy. Scarce, beautifully illustrated trade catalogue.. Trove locate only two copies (NLA; Deakin University Library)

  • # 29370

    [HENTY, Henry, 1833-1912]

    First settlers in Victoria. (Inscribed by Henry Henty)

    (Reprinted from the “Mission Field,” of Jan. 1, 1883). [Melbourne?] : The author, [between 1883 and 1890?]. Octavo (202 x 132 mm), disbound, pp 7; foxed throughout. A significant association copy, inscribed on the front by Henry Henty, nephew of pioneer Port Phillip settler Edward Henty: The Henty Family – Presented to the Club by Henry Henty.  …

  • # 29355


    Eyes to the blind

    Melbourne : Victorian Association of Braille Writers, [c. 1940]. Oblong duodecimo pamphlet (100 x 155 mm) with cut-out to front revealing an image of Louis Braille, pp [8]; Braille alphabet loosely inserted; water staining around gutters, staples rusted. Informational booklet about the Victorian Association of Braille Writers’ Library, with biographical sketch of Louis Braille. Rare. …

  • # 29354


    The Victoria Insurance Company : fire insurance policy, Hawthorn, Melbourne, 1899

    [Melbourne] : The Victoria Insurance Company, 1899. Large folio sheet watermarked ‘Original Malling Mill Kent’, 490 x 350 mm, illustrated lithographed letterhead, embossed stamp of the Company at lower right; with manuscript entries recording the £750 fire insurance policy no. 188250 covering the residence of Mr. Alfred Stillwell (proprietor of the printing firm Stillwell & …

  • # 29353


    [MELBOURNE] J. Harrison, General House Decorator. 91 Burwood Road, Hawthorn.

    [Hawthorn, Vic. : J. Harrison, 1930]. Invoice dated 27 October 1930, on [6] quarto sheets with manuscript entries, the first with J. Harrison’s decorative lithographed letterhead advertising ‘… newest designs in wall papers, ceilings, and friezes. Plain, coloured and ornamental glass. Lead lights repaired …’; the bill is for Mr. H. S. Stillwell of “Belmont”, Denham …

  • # 29340


    Cyclone : for beauty and protection

    Melbourne : Stockland Press, 1939. “Catalogue, no. 50” / “Copyright, December, 1939”. Small quarto (235 mm), pictorial wrappers with cut-out design to front, 79 pp, with photographic and line-drawn illustrations throughout; a near fine copy. A splendidly illustrated trade catalogue for Cyclone fences and gates, for use in domestic and industrial settings. A great resource for researchers …

  • # 29339

    [BACHELDER, R. G.]

    Bachelder’s Anglo American Christy’s Minstrels

    [Melbourne? : R. G. Bachelder, circa 1882]. Lithograph printed advertising stationery (a reply envelope), 80 x 136 mm, recto printed ‘R. G. Bachelder, Manager, Anglo-American Minstrels’, verso illustrated with the company’s patriotic crest in the form of an eagle surmounting Stars and Stripes surrounded by the legend  ‘Bachelder’s Anglo American Christy’s Minstrels’; sealed, some light staining …

  • # 29336


    [SYDNEY; MELBOURNE] Around the world

    [Germany] : s.n., [circa 1880]. Leporello album. Narrow octavo (180 x 90 mm), red cloth boards with black lettering and decoration, containing concertina foldout with twelve lithographed panels with views of cities of the world, including Sydney and Melbourne (on last panel), Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, Madrid, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Florence, Brussels, Paris, London, Berlin, Port …

  • # 29330

    Australia. Minister for Markets and Migration.

    Something about Australia

    Melbourne : Queen City Printers, for Commonwealth Department of Markets and Migration, 1926. Small narrow quarto, pictorial textured brown paper covers, original green silk ties, 32 pp, chiefly illustrated with half-tone photographic plates of Australian primary and secondaty industries and views of urban centres; a fine copy. Publication designed to attract prospective immigrants to Australia …

  • # 29329


    Australian Bookplate Club : constitution and list of founding members

    Melbourne : The Hawthorn Press, 1942. Octavo, printed wrappers, [8] pp. Limited to 150 copies, a fine copy. The first publication of The Australian Bookplate Club. THP 10

  • # 29327

    TURNBULL, Clive

    [NED KELLY] Kellyana

    Melbourne : The Hawthorn Press, 1943. First edition. Octavo, printed card covers (chipped at head of spine), 12 pp, an excellent copy. Bibliography of works on Ned Kelly. THP 424.

  • # 29137

    EVANS, Joyce (1929 - 2019)

    We had such high hopes : student activism and the peace movement 1949-1952 : a photographic memoir

    Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2019. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 183, illustrated. New copy. Some think it all happened in the 1960s but Joyce Evans, acclaimed photographer of Australia’s land and its people, goes back to her youth and memories of her many adventures as a student activist. In 1949, aged 19, she set sail …

  • # 29157

    WOMEN 150

    150 Victorian women artists

    Produced by Women 150. Melbourne : Women 150, 1985. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (by Michelle Ely), pp. 162, illustrated. A survey of contemporary women’s art in Victoria. Essay by Julie Ewington.

  • # 29203

    CAIRE, Nicholas John (1837-1918)

    Aboriginal women and children, Lake Tyers, Gippsland, Victoria.

    Circa 1895. Photographic magic lantern glass slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, original printed label affixed to one of the paper borders, ‘28. Settlers Hut in Gippsland‘ (in error, with the number 32 written over 28 in ink), plus a larger label printed ‘32‘; fine condition. A group portrait of a group of …