Brisbane : Jacaranda Press, 1963. First edition. Octavo, patterned boards with dust jacket (some silverfishing), pp 184; photographic plates; a good copy. Discussing fishing regions in Victoria, Tasmania and the Monaro district of New South Wales, as well as in the U.S. and U.K.
Albumen print photograph, 130 x 183 mm, laid down on section of a nineteenth century album leaf; the print is in fine condition with rich, dark tones. A splendid image capturing Melburnians at leisure on the foreshore at Brighton. The National Library of Australia holds a copy of the same photograph, which is captioned ‘Brighton …
Ephemera relating to the rescue of the survivors from the wreck of the Admella near Portland, Victoria, in 1859
One of the worst maritime disasters in Australia’s history, which saw the loss of 89 lives, the wreck of the Admella in 1859 on Carpenter’s Reef off the coast of far southeast South Australia was a headline event at the time, and it quickly entered into Australian folklore. Survivors clung to the wreck in mountainous seas …
[London : Orient Line, 1895]. Quarto sheet, 270 x 205 mm, printed on both sides in sepia and blue, manuscript entries recording payment of £128 by the Hon. F.S. O’Grady [Frederick Standish O’Grady, 6th Viscount Guillamore, 1847-1927] and Hon. Mrs. O’Grady, for First Saloon passage on RMS Cuzco, departing London 6 September 1895, for Albany, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, being a …
CAIRE, Nicholas James (1837-1918)
Circa 1895. Photographic glass magic lantern slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, original printed label affixed to one of the paper borders, ‘Settler’s hut, Gippsland’; in good condition. A striking image of a settler’s primitive slab and bark hut, taken by the photographer Nicholas Caire, noted for his views of the rugged mountain bush …
LACY, George, 1816-1878, attributed
An unpublished work attributed to an artist active on the New South Wales and Victorian goldfields in the 1850s and 1860s. [New South Wales or Victoria, circa 1860]. Ink wash on paper, 250 x 185 mm, laid down on a nineteenth century gilt-edged album leaf; initialled in the image at lower left ‘G.L.’; the work is …
[Possibly Frederick FRITH, 1819-1871]
Ivorytype portrait of Laura Lilias Scratchley, wife of Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Scratchley, Melbourne, January 1863.
This masterful portrait of the beautiful Laura Lilias Scratchley, sister of Thomas Alexander Browne (the author ‘Rolf Boldrewood’), was created when she was 19 years and 4 months old, soon after her marriage to Lieutenant-Colonel Scratchley of the Victorian Artillery (later Sir Peter Scratchley, colonial administrator). It is an extremely rare Australian example – the earliest known – of a …
Great Britain. Oversea Settlement Dept.
Series: E.S.A. 26. [London : Oversea Settlement Dept.], 1925. Octavo, 8 pp stapled pamphlet. Designed to encourage the migration of women from Great Britain to Australia, this brochure contains information on job opportunities for women in Australia – sadly only household work, employment on farms and stations and in country towns are mentioned; under the …
Small quarto, 240 x 200 mm, original half green calf over marbled papered boards ruled in gilt, upper board with ornate green calf title label lettered in gilt ‘SEA WEEDS’, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, front pastedown with binder’s ticket of ‘Oldland & May, Corn St., Bristol’; verso of front endpaper with pencilled initials ‘C-JBW’, apparently …
O'GRADY, Frederick Standish, 6th Viscount Guillamore (1847-1927)
[NEW ZEALAND] Commonplace album of Frederick Standish O’Grady, 6th Viscount Guillamore, 1860s – circa 1900.
A fascinating treasure trove that constitutes a time capsule of four decades – one of them spent in New Zealand – in the life of an Irish aristocrat of the late nineteenth century. Nineteenth century commonplace album. Folio, original marbled papered boards (heavily worn, lacking most of the leather backstrip), containing 160 pages completely filled with original manuscript material, ink …
FORREST, Charles, Lieutenant (1809-1874)
Leaf from an artist’s sketchbook, 230 x 285 mm, unsigned; in fine condition, in an archival mat; verso of leaf with an unfinished pencil sketch by the same artist, depicting early settlers and wooden dwellings in the Australian bush; affixed to the back of the mat is the following typed declaration by a descendant of the artist, …
[Melbourne : Maker unknown, circa 1900]. Photographic glass magic lantern slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, original paper label with typed caption and sequence number, 23. The Hanging Rock, Woodend, Victoria; in fine condition. A beautiful photographic view of one of the most romanticised natural attractions in Victoria.
Artist unknown [after ANGAS, George French; HAINSSELIN, Henry]
Four early watercolour portraits of Australian Aborigines after lithographs by George French Angas and Henry Hainsselin.
[Australia? : c.1846]. Four individual watercolour head-and-shoulder portraits, each approximately 110 x 90 mm, on sheet 400 x 325 mm, paper watermarked J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1846; the artist’s captions in pencil beneath each portrait read (anti-clockwise from top right): Kertamaroo / King John; Mocata (his wife); Native of Gipps Land, Victoria; Yonki Yonka, Native of Western …
comprising part of New South Wales, the boundaries, counties, also seaport & inland townships, the gold fields with the latest discoveries, roads, tracks, &c. &c. Compiled from drawings in the Survey Office and correctly revised till 1857. Melbourne : Tulloch & Brown, 1857. Engraved map with original hand colouring (foxed), 550 x 860 mm, laid …
CAIRE, Nicholas James (1837-1918)
Circa 1895. Photographic glass magic lantern slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, original printed label affixed to one of the paper borders, ‘Group of Natives, Victoria’; in good condition. An exterior portrait of an Aboriginal group in European clothing at Lake Tyers Mission, in far eastern Victoria. The image was taken by the photographer …
MAGUIRE, Alva; BENDIGO ART GALLERY
Bendigo : Bendigo Art Gallery, 2013. Oblong octavo, decorative wrappers, 135 pp, mostly full-page colour photographic illustrations of J.H. Jones’ wonderful stereoviews of the Victorian goldfields region, Melbourne and the Bellarine Peninsula, taken in the 1860s; essay by curator, Alva Maguire; an as new copy of this fine catalogue produced for the Bendigo Art Gallery’s exhibition …
ST. KILDA AMATEUR DRAMATIC CLUB
St. Kilda Amateur Dramatic Club. Wednesday, December 20, 1876. The Second Performance of the above club will be given in the Assembly Hall, Grey Street, St. Kilda, when will be produced Sheridan’s successful comedy, in five acts, of “The Rivals” …
Melbourne : McCarron, Bird and Co., 1876. Broadside, 330 x 203 mm, printed recto only; foxing, old folds, with tape repair verso of central horizontal fold. A scarce piece of early Melbourne theatre memorabilia. The cast in this production included Howard Dare, Richard Aspinall, C.F. Beauchamp, and sisters Miss Bessie and Carrie Evans.
Artist Sigismondo Zacutti’s ticket for the inauguration ceremony of Governor Sir George Clarke, Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 10 December 1901.
[Melbourne : Govt. Printer?, 1901]. Lithographed card, 95 x 117 mm, recto endorsed with name of ticket holder in manuscript ‘Mr. S. Zacutti’; verso with plan of seating for the Exhibition Building; some edge wear and toning, but overall in good condition. The ticket holder was none other than Signor Sigismondo Zacutti, an esteemed Italian artist from Venice who had settled in Melbourne in 1889, …
Original collage of carefully cut-out coloured papers, 595 x 397 mm, titled lower centre ‘Carlton & United Breweries Ltd / Melbourne Victoria Australia’, signed in pencil lower right ‘Dennis Ogden 83’. A stunning modernist design, of two young men enjoying a beverage on St Kilda Pier, Melbourne, with the historic kiosk (sadly now burnt down …
[KERR, John Hunter].
Edinburgh : Edmonston & Douglas, 1872. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (rubbed), bookplates to endpapers, lithographed title page depicting Aborigines and adjacent frontispiece displaying native weapons, pp. xi; [iv]; 428; 6 further lithographed plates, corners trimmed to 2 leaves. Includes chapters on the gold diggings, bushranging, social life, Aborigines etc. An important account of early Melbourne. Scarce. …
HOWARD, Paul; BARWICK, Rusty; BAKER, Bryan; SNUCKINS, S.P.; RUSSELL-CLARKE, Peter; TANDBERG, RON
SEVEN ISSUES OF TOM THUMB, THE MELBOURNE SATIRICAL MEN’S MAGAZINE OF THE MID-SIXTIES. Glen Iris, Victoria : Baker Publishing Co., issues no. 2 (October 1965); 4 (December-January 1966); 5 (February 1966); 7 (April 1966); 10 (July 1966); 11 (August 1966); 16 (January 1967). Quarto, pictorial wrappers printed in red and black on newspaper, staple bound, 24 …
[Melbourne : Govt. Printer?, 1901]. Lithographed card, 95 x 117 mm, printed recto only, aqua design featuring the Australian coat of arms, with lettering in black, headed ‘Commonwealth Celebrations, Victoria’; stamped in red ‘PRESS’; lightly foxed, but overall in good condition. A scarce ephemeral item from one of the most major of the many events staged around …
JOHNSTONE, O'SHANNESSY & CO.
Photographic portrait of Margaret Lorigan, teacher at the Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institute, Melbourne, 1871.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 63 mm, with the imprint of the Melbourne studio of Johnstone, O’Shannessy & Co.; verso inscribed in pencil in a contemporary hand: ‘M. Lorigan. April 5th 1871’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. A lovely vignette portrait of Miss Margaret Lorigan, who was appointed assistant to the …
SEYMOUR, J. [John T.?]
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 65 mm, verso with imprint of ‘J. Seymour, Photographer, Queensberry Street West (opposite the King’s Arms Hotel), Hotham’; the albumen print with a slight loss of contrast, otherwise in fine condition. An interesting and quite early studio portrait of a confident looking gentleman with an intense stare. …
[GEORGE WILLIAM PERRY; WILMOT & KEY; JOSEPH TURNER]
1865-1870. Five albumen print photographs, carte de visite format, each approximately 100 x 60 mm; two with the imprint of George William Perry, Melbourne (mother and daughter); one with the imprint of Wilmot & Key, Geelong (boy holding tall-backed chair, dated May 1867); one with the imprint of Turner’s New Portrait Rooms (hand coloured), and …
Thoughts suggested at the performance of the 4th Movement of L. van Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony Op. 68. Ballarat: James Curtis . Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 8, paper browned as usual, else very good.
Mildura : Elliott Provincial Newspaper Group, 1948. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, (a little worn), pp. 60, illustrated.
GILL, S.T. (Samuel Thomas), 1818-1880
[Melbourne : James J. Blundell, between 1852 and 1855]. Illustrated letter paper, 182 x 115 mm, bifolium with lithographed letterhead reproducing one of the plates from S.T. Gill’s Sketches of the Victoria gold diggings and diggers as they are (Melbourne : Macartney & Galbraith, August 1852); lithographed image, including captions, 90 x 90 mm; the rear blank side has a …
GROSSE, Frederick, 1828-1894 (illustrator); SLATER, George (publisher)
The News Letter of Australasia; or Narrative of events: a Letter to send to friends. Number XIII. July, 1857.
Melbourne : George Slater, Publisher, 94 Bourke Street East, 1857. Bifolium, 260 x 205 mm, cover sheet and  blank sides, printed on thin writing paper, wood engraving by Frederick Grosse titled ‘View on the Yarra. – Hodgson’s Punt’, signed in the image at lower right; below the image 4 lines of letterpress describing the …
[THOMAS ADAMS HILL]; GLENNY, Henry (1835-1910)
Mid-1860 [but probably published early 1863]. Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, amount 105 x 63 mm, vignetted image 50 x 50 mm, recto of mount inscribed in contemporary hand ‘Bourke’ (sic), and verso inscribed in the same hand (with the correct spelling) ‘Burke’; no studio imprint; albumen print with faint …
HANNAFORD, Samuel (1827-1874)
: with a catalogue of the more common plants, their habitats and dates of flowering. Melbourne : James J. Blundell Co., 1856. Small octavo, original limp roan with title in gilt to front, spine with contemporary paper label in manuscript (some loss at head and tail), pp [iv], , 100 (interleaved with blank pages); the …
Geelong : Oglethorpe Printer [for C. Jones], [c.1918]. Oblong duodecimo, original illustrated wrappers (creased and lightly marked),  pp; scattered foxing. This pamphlet, which appears unrecorded, was produced for C. Jones, proprietor of Sadonia stud, Marshall Street, Geelong. The latest internal date is 1917.
STANTON, Don E.
Bermagui Sth., N.S.W. : Maranatha Revival Crusade, . Series: Monthly Message, no. 26. Octavo, pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with stain), stapled, 112 pp, illustrated; a couple of annotations in biro, otherwise a very good copy. “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (title page). Christian religious pamphlet written by an …
[TABUTEAU, Basil Manly, 1898-1982]
[Melbourne : s.n.], 1926. Lithographed card, 375 x 210 mm, printed recto only, with vignette illustrations including a view of Tabuteau's house, “Warrain”, in Sandown Street, Middle Brighton; pale foxing and staining, a few edge tears. Basil Manly Tabuteau (1898-1982) was the only child of Joseph August Tabuteau and Louisa Tabuteau. He married Thelma Soutter …
FELTON, Philip E.
Melbourne : [The author], 1980. “Not for publication or quotation” (head of text). Folio, roneo typescript, stapled, 13 pp; bibliography pp 12-13; the first page is endorsed “Session 2”, suggesting that this was a conference paper; tiny section of silverfishing at top of first page, otherwise in good condition. “Overview of the history of Victorian …
KENYON, Alfred Stephen
in the Australian Room, National Museum, Public Library Buildings, Melbourne, arranged for the Australian meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Melbourne : Arnale and Jackson Press, 1914. Octavo, printed green wrappers, staple bound, 16 pp; a good copy. The collection is comprised mainly of artefacts from southeastern Australia, but also includes stone …
STEWART, C.S. (Charles Samuel), 1795-1870
including scenes in Brazil, Peru, Manilla (sic), the Cape of Good Hope, and St. Helena. London : Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1832. Two volumes in one, thick octavo, contemporary half green morocco over marbled papered boards (rubbed), spine with raised bands and gilt lettering and ornament, hinges cracked, front free-endpaper with early presentation inscription ‘To …
PARKER, R.S. (Robert Stewart) et al.
Spring Forum ; 1955 ; Proceedings. Sydney : Australian Institute of Polictical Science, 1955. Quarto, original card covers, roneo printed, 90 pp, 1 folding table, 3 folding maps; a very good copy. Contains four papers delivered at the Armidale forum by R.S. Parker (New states for Australia : why new states?), J. MacDonald Holmes (The proposed …
Tuckey, James Kingston (1776-1816)
$6,000 USD on the South Coast of New South Wales : in His Majesty’s Ship Calcutta, in the years 1802-3-4 / by J. H. Tuckey, Esq. First Lieutenant of the Calcutta. London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme; and J.C. Mottley, 1805. First edition. Octavo, original polished calf, gilt-decoration, expertly recased with new spine to style by …
[KOSSATZ, Les 1943-2011]
Zwölf Künstler aus Melbourne. Im Iwalewa-Haus, Münzgasse 9. Printed poster, 740 x 590 mm; unmounted; fine condition. Poster for a group exhibition by 12 Melbourne printmakers, including Heather Shimmen and Les Kossatz, featuring a work by Les Kossatz, Primary Bird. The exhibition catalogue was written by Melbourne designer and publisher Jenny Zimmer. Appears unrecorded in …
OVERELL, Richard and DUNSTAN, David
A joint exhibition from the collections of the State Library of Victoria and the Melbourne City Council. Irving Benson Hall, State Library of Victoria 18 July – 7 October 1984. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, previous owner’s wetstamp to inside front wrapper, pp. 21, illustrated. Exhibition catalogue of 95 works including topographical views and social satire.
REDPATH, R. G.
Melbourne : printed by Norman Bros., c. 1933. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 24, 21 full page reproductions of Redpath’s pen drawings of Melbourne.
HEALINGS PTY LTD.
[TRADE CATALOGUE] All aboard for Healing’s Swanston St. Store. 261 Swanston St., Melbourne. Special Price List.
Melbourne : Healings Pty. Ltd. . Quarto, illustrated wrappers (foxed, faint horizontal fold),  pp, illustrated. Trade catalogue for radio parts and small electrical products including irons, clocks and jugs.
Are women taking men’s jobs? : a survey of women’s work in Victoria with special regard to equal status, equal pay, and equality of opportunity.
Melbourne : Hilton & Veitch, 1935. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers (sunned and chipped, lower wrapper and inside upper wrapper with original owner’s pencilled annotations), 187 pp, dog-eared, but internally clean and sound. A significant, early study of sex discrimination in employment in the State of Victoria.
OLD PIONEERS MEMORIAL FUND.
[MELBOURNE] Educational pictorial and musical entertainment in aid of the Old Pioneers Memorial Fund
: souvenir ticket and programme. At head of title: 97th anniversary of pioneer day. The Foundation Day of Victoria, 19th Nov. 1931. [Melbourne : Old Pioneers' Memorial Fund, 1931]. Octavo, beige wrappers with cartouche illustrations of Edward Henty and Aborigine (upper wrapper with small pen annotation at top edge), staple bound,  pp, illustrated; a …
Pen and ink illustration and calligraphy with onlaid silver gelatin photograph, on thin card, 420 x 200 mm (sheet); a few light marks around the upper edges, otherwise fine condition. A significant piece of ephemera from one of Melbourne's most famous dining establishments of the 1890s and early 1900s, the Vienna Café, which occupied the …
Pencil on paper, recto of a leaf removed from a sketchbook, 200 x 250 mm; captioned by the artist, 'View of Hampton' and 'Off Mdl. Brighton', respectively; signed and dated at lower margin 'W.G.T. Winborn 26/12/10'; verso blank; mild foxing at lower left and a few small toning spots, otherwise in very good condition. A pair …
CLARKE, Marcus (1846-1881); KEILEY, Henry
/ written and arranged by Marcus Clarke and Henry Keiley. Cover: Academy of Music … First produced by Joseph Aarons Esqr. Proprietor, 24th of December 1878. Musical Director Mr. Alfred Plumpton. Melbourne : Nicholson & Ascherberg, [1879?]. Folio, original wrappers (detached) lithographed by Troedel & Co.; lower wrapper and inside wrappers with advertisements; pp 1-12 …
London : Society for promoting Christian knowledge, 1856. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (browned), inscriptions to endpapers, folding map printed in colour, pp. 202, [4 – catalogue], illustrated.
[Circa 1914]. Gelatin silver print photograph with hand tinting, printed on postcard stock, 88 x 140 mm; postally used from Williamstown (Melbourne) to South Africa; the message verso is dated June 14 1914 and reads: 'This picture represents the residence of one of the founders of the Mildura settlement (founded in 1887 by two brothers …