• # 22865

    RUSDEN, G. W. (George William)

    The discovery, survey and settlement of Port Phillip.

    London and Edinburgh : Williams and Northgate, 1872. Second edition. Octavo, later gilt stamped cloth over boards, original printed wrappers bound in, pp vii, [1], 56; with 2 folding maps (some light foxing); very good. The copy of historian and bibliophile H. J. (Harold Jack) Finnis, 1889-1980 (Christie’s, London, May 1978). Ferguson 15215. Rusden’s work, …

  • # 30217

    BOYD, Charles, 1827-1897 (printer); [CLISSOLD, Stephen Thomas, 1825-1898]

    Complimentary Dinner to S. T. Clissold, Esq., P.M., at Craig’s Royal Hotel, Ballarat on Friday, September 18th., 1863.

    Chairman – R. Le Poer Trench, Esq., Vice-Chairman – Robert Lewis Esq., C.M.C., James Baker, Esq., Hon.Sec. Boyd, Printer, Ballarat. Lithograph printed on silk in oval format, 105 x 80 mm (irregular), laid down on the original tissue backing, 220 x 190 mm, with original paper lace overlay, 220 x 190 mm; two light vertical and …

  • # 30280


    [GOLD RUSH] Case of Australian gold and gold-washing apparatus at the London International Exhibition of 1862.

    Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each individual image 75 x 75 mm (arched format), original yellow mount 834 x 174 mm, recto of mount with printed caption ‘The International Exhibition of 1862 ; No. 144.- Case of Australian gold, and gold washing apparatus’, and photographer’s imprint ‘London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company’; verso blank; both albumen prints are …

  • # 28380

    TAYLOR, Tom (1817-1880)

    [GOLD RUSH] New Holborn Theatre Royal … This Evening, Saturday June 8th … The Antipodes! Or, The Ups and Downs of Life. By Tom Taylor, Esq.

    Author of “Still Waters Run Deep”, “Plot and Passion”, “The Ticket of Leave Man” &c. &c. The Extensive Scenery designed and painted by Mr. William Telbin, Mr. Telbin, Jun., Mr. H. P. Hall and Assistants. The Appointments by Mr. A. Lloyds. Costumes by Mr. S. May. The Music composed and arranged by Mr. G. Richardson …

  • # 29060

    FAWKNER, John Pascoe

    The Melbourne Advertiser, Port Phillip, Australia

    Written for and published by Jn. P. Fawkner. Monday, January the 8th. 1838. Melbourne. Vol. 1, No. 2. Melbourne : Republished by the Proprietor Peter C. Alcock, [1869]. Foolscap folio, pp. [4], photolithographic facsimile, old folds and stains, wetstamp of H. L. White, housed in an early card folder with manuscript title label. Early facsimile …

  • # 28726

    CAIRE, Nicholas John (1837-1918)

    Scene near “Corranderrk” [sic] Station.

    Albumen print photograph, 132 x 185 mm, laid down on its original card mount, 243 x 300 mm, within printed red border and with printed caption beneath image ‘SCENE NEAR “CORRANDERRK” STATION. / COPYRIGHT REGISTERED’; verso printed: ‘VIEWS OF VICTORIA. / (GENERAL SERIES.) / No. 9. / SCENE NEAR “CORRANDERRK” STATION. / This scene was …

  • # 28725

    CAIRE, Nicholas John (1837-1918)

    View of the township of Omeo.

    Albumen print photograph, 127 x 187 mm, laid down on its original card mount, 243 x 300 mm, within printed red border and with printed caption beneath image ‘VIEW OF THE TOWNSHIP OF OMEO. / COPYRIGHT REGISTERED’; verso printed: ‘VIEWS OF VICTORIA. / (GENERAL SERIES.) / No. 44. / VIEW OF THE TOWNSHIP OF OMEO. …

  • # 28496

    [NETTLETON, Charles, 1826-1902]

    Photographic Views of Victoria

    Photograph album, quarto (270 x 220 mm), original full black morocco over heavy boards, upper board with gilt-tooled ornament and title, silk endpapers, the front free-endpaper with a contemporary inscription in ink: ‘A Souvenir of Victoria. To Mrs. Rose from A. & S. M. Melbourne, 4th January 1882’; containing [36] albumen print photographs individually mounted …

  • # 30098


    Australasia. Correspondence relating to Chinese immigration into the Australian colonies, with a Return of Acts passed by the Legislatures of those Colonies and of Canada and British Columbia on the subject.

    London : Printed for His Majesty’s Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1888. Folio (330 mm), printed blue wrappers (a little chipped at edges, paper loss along spine), pp x, 87; a few pencilled annotations, but a very clean copy in the original wrappers.

  • # 28335

    CIGALE, Matej (editor); KÖKE, Friedrich (lithographer); MATICA SLOVENSKA (publisher)

    [MAP] Avstralijia.

    [Ljubljana] : Matica Slovenska, [1871] (publisher) ;  Dunaj : vrezal na kamen in tiskal F. Köke, [1871] (printer). Chromolithograph map, 390 x 495 mm; shows Australasia, the Malay Archipelago, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia; old folds, but a very good example. Trove locates no examples of this scarce separately-issued map from Atlant, the first atlas of the world …

  • # 29865

    GARDNER, P. D. (Peter Dean)

    Gippsland massacres : the destruction of the Kurnai tribes, 1800-1860. (Signed by the author)

    Ensay, Vic : Ngarak Press, 1993. Third edition. Octavo (210 mm), pictorial stiff wrappers, pp 119, [1], b/w photographic illustrations, plans and maps; a fine copy, signed by the author on the title page. Scarce.

  • # 30150

    TROLLOPE, Anthony

    Australia and New Zealand.

    Melbourne : George Robertson, 1874. Authorized Australian edition. Thick octavo (225 x 150 mm), gilt-lettered brown cloth (flecked), pp. viii; 691; upper hinge split, internally clean. Chapters on all the Australian colonies, as well as New Zealand, with sections on Aborigines, the gold rush, natural history, religion, education, farming, and much else. Ferguson 17336 (with …

  • # 30071


    The insects of Australia And New Zealand.

    / With eight plates in colour by P. Tillyard. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1926. First edition. Thick octavo (245 mm), publisher’s brown cloth over boards (boards rubbed and marked, spine flecked and softened at head and tail, cloth starting to split mid-way along rear joint), pp. xvi, 560; b/w frontispiece; b/w diagrams throughout, 8 colour …

  • # 30084

    SCHUSTER, Ira (music); WEST, Eugene (words)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Hi Lee, Hi Lo : chop suey a la fox-ee trot-ee

    / Sung by Hector St. Clair. J. C. Williamson’s Christmas Pantomime “Aladdin”. Presenting Ada Reeve. Produced by George Shurley. Musical director Cass Downing. Melbourne : Allan & Co. [c.1923]. Large quarto (310 x 240 mm), pictorial wrappers (wet stamp of Melbourne music seller Marston’s), 5 pages of music notation, including music for Saw Mill River Road …

  • # 30327

    GREIG, A. W.

    Samuel Thomas Gill, the artist of the goldfields

    contained in : The Victorian Historical Magazine, Vol. III, No. 3, March, 1914. Octavo, lettered wrappers, pp. 104 – 144, illustrated. Includes a ten page article on S. T. Gill, illustrated.

  • # 30276

    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 …