Victoria

  • # 17134

    RIDER, Andrew (& Co.)

    Photograph of an oil painting of Strath Creek Falls, near Broadford, Victoria, circa 1880.

    Albumen print photograph of an oil painting, cabinet card format, 165 x 107 mm, recto of mount imprinted ‘Rider & Co., Williamstown’; verso with contemporary inscription in ink ‘Strath Creek Falls, Paintted [sic] By C. Brown / Near Broadford’; in fine condition. The picturesque Strath Creek Falls, which are located between Broadford and Yea, northeast of …

  • # 17271

    LEECH, John (1817-1864)

    [GOLD RUSH] Topsy turvey – or, our Antipodes.

    [London : Bradbury, Evans &​ Co, 1866]. Etching, printed in black ink, from one plate; hand-coloured, 118 x 222 mm (printed image), 212 x 302 mm (sheet), signed in the plate lower left ‘J.L.’, title inscribed in the bottom margin of the plate; a fine clean example, archivally matted; accompanied by loose letter press sheet with …

  • # 17194

    AUSTRAL STUDIOS

    Photograph of the Willaura Hotel, Western District, Victoria, circa 1915

    Gelatin silver print, 146 x 200 mm, laid down on its original board mount, lower margin of mount with printed label of ‘Austral Studios, Hamilton and Casterton’; the photograph is in very good condition; the mount has some mild scattered foxing, and there is a strip of paper loss along the bottom edge. Willaura is a …

  • # 17151

    PATERSON BROTHERS

    Photographic portrait of a mother and her two young children, Melbourne, circa 1870

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 65 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘Paterson Brothers, Photographic Artists, Portrait Rooms, 8 Bourke St. East, Melbourne’; both the albumen print and mount are in very good condition. A lovely studio portrait of an affectionate mother and her young son and daughter.

  • # 17153

    BOTTERILL, John

    Photographic portrait of a young girl with stick and hoop, Melbourne, circa 1870

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm, verso imprinted ‘J. Botterill, Portrait Painter and Photographer, 19 Collins Street East, Melbourne’; the albumen print is in good condition with some pale foxing; the mount is clean. A fine vignetted portrait by the talented artist-photographer John Botterill. Hoop rolling, also called hoop trundling, …

  • # 17152

    BATCHELDER & CO.

    Photographic portrait of a young graduand of the University of Melbourne, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 63 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘Batchelder & Co., Artist Photographers, 41 Collins St. East, Melbourne’; both the albumen print and mount are in good condition, with some pale foxing. A rare portrait of an early alumnus of the University of Melbourne, which had been founded in …

  • # 17149

    BARDWELL & BEAUCHAMP

    Photographic portrait of a young man, Ballarat, circa 1875

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm (mount), recto and verso with imprint of ‘Bardwell & Beauchamp, Ballarat. Photographers, By Special Appointment to HRH the Duke of Edinburgh and His Excellency Sir George Bowen, awarded the three First Prize Medals at the International Exhibition 1872-3 and the First Gold Medal from …

  • # 17147

    DAVIES & CO.

    Patent Diamond Cameo carte de visite with portraits of a young gentleman, Melbourne, 1865-67

    Albumen print photographs on a carte de visite mount, four Patent Diamond Cameo portraits of an unidentified young gentleman, each 27 x 24 mm, card mount 100 x 62 mm, verso with imprint of Davies & Co., Post Office Photographic Studio, 5 Collins St. West, (3 Doors from Elizabeth St.), Melbourne; the portraits and mount with …

  • # 17146

    ELECTRIC STUDIO

    [MELBOURNE] Luna Park, St. Kilda, Electric Studio. M.D. True, Manager. Photos finished while you wait. Day or night.

    St. Kilda, Vic. : Electric Studio, [c1925]. Silver gelatin print photograph, 137 x 87 mm, printed on postcard stock, verso imprinted Luna Park, St. Kilda, Electric Studio. M.D. True, Manager. Photos finished while you wait. Day or night; in fine condition. A lovely piece of St. Kilda memorabilia, and Melbourne social history – although the couple …

  • # 17150

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    Photographic portrait of a wealthy lady, Melbourne, early 1870s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘C. Nettleton, Photographer by Special Appointment to HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, Prize Medallist London 1862, Prize Medallist Melbourne 1867. 1 Madeline Street, North Melbourne’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition.

  • # 17169

    HIBBINS, Gillian

    Sport and racing in colonial Melbourne : the cousins and me: Colden Harrison, Tom Wills and William Hammersley

    Melbourne : Lynedoch, 2007. Edition limited to 500 copies; this copy is unnumbered and signed by the author on the half title. Octavo, gilt lettered brown cloth boards in illustrated dust jacket, 485 pp, illustrated with numerous black-and-white plates; a fine copy.

  • # 17155

    DAVIES & CO.

    Photographic portrait of a young boy wearing a velvet jacket, dress and feathered hat, Melbourne, circa 1870

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 64 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘Davies & Co., Photographers, 94 & 95 Bourke Street, East, Melbourne, opposite Theatre Royal’; both the albumen print and mount are in very good condition. The unidentified, stiffly posed little boy in this portrait is dressed rather extravagantly for his visit …

  • # 17176

    FLETT, James

    Maryborough, Victoria : goldfields history

    Glen Waverley, Vic. : The Poppet Head Press, 1975. First edition. Large octavo, publisher’s silver lettered navy cloth boards in illustrated dust jacket (a little rubbed), endpaper maps, pp vii, 120, numerous black-and-white illustrations; a fine copy.

  • # 17218

    VINCENT, Frank, Jr.

    Through and through the tropics : thirty thousand miles of travel in Oceania, Australasia, and India

    New York : Harper Brothers, 1876. Octavo, decorated cloth boards (rubbed), bookplate to front pastedown, pp 304. With chapters on Hawaii, Sydney, Melbourne, New Zealand, and India.

  • # 17102

    HOWITT, William (1792-1879)

    A boy’s adventures in the wilds of Australia: or, Herbert’s note-book

    London, Glasgow and New York : George Routledge & Sons, n.d. [between 1870 and 1880?]. Octavo, pictorial cloth blocked in two colours and lettered in gilt (boards rubbed, slight edge wear, spine a little softened at head and tail), front pastedown with later ex libris, free-endpaper with school prize inscription dated 1888 and inscription to …

  • # 16910

    GOULTER, C. Ezra

    [FREEMASONRY] Photographic portrait of a man wearing masonic regalia, posing with his whippet. Melbourne, 1870s

    Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 104 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘Goulter, Chapel Street, Prahran’; the albumen print in very good condition; the mount with a mild horizontal crease, not affecting the print.

  • # 17140

    MÜLLER, Thomas

    Photographic portrait of a young man, Collingwood, Melbourne, circa 1875.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 62 mm (mount); verso with wet stamp of ‘Th. Müller, Hoddle Street, Collingwood’; the albumen print and mount are in very good condition. A scarce portrait by Thomas Müller, who ran operated a photographic studio in Hoddle Street, East Collingwood, between 1874 and 1876.  

  • # 17143

    SMITH, A.V.

    Photographic portrait of a young man, Ballarat, 1869

    Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘A.V. Smith, Photographic Artist, 29, Sturt Street, Ballarat’; the albumen print with a few toning spots, otherwise very good; the mount fine.

  • # 17138

    WILLETTS, George

    Phtographic portrait of two young women, Ballarat, circa 1875.

    Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 104 x 64 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘From the Photographic Studio of G. Willetts, Photo Artist, Bridge Street, Ballarat’; the albumen print and mount are in good condition. An unusual and affectionate composition. The women are possibly sisters.  

  • # 17137

    SOLOMON & BARDWELL

    Photographic portrait of Rev. John Downes, Presbyterian minister, Ballarat, late 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 63 mm; verso with imprint of ‘Solomon and Bardwell, Photographers, Ballarat’, and contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Rev. John Downes, First Minister of the charge / Rev. H.H. Donaldson, Present Minister of the charge’; the albumen print and mount in good condition, with a few light toning spots.

  • # 16759

    COX, G. W.

    Bass Strait Crossing (deluxe edition)

    Hobart : Melanie Publications, 1986. Octavo, half crushed morocco over gilt-illustrated cloth, pp. [x]; 371; [2]. The deluxe edition of 50 copies, specially bound in morocco, signed and numbered by the author. Gift inscription to the title page. A fine copy. A history of shipboard travel across Bass Strait.

  • # 16740

    HALL, Mary

    A woman in the Antipodes and in the Far East.

    London : Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1914. First edition. Octavo, original red cloth boards lettered in gilt (spine sunned) previous owner’s bookplate to front pastedown, School prize label dated 1929 to front free endpaper, half title with offsetting, frontispiece plate with tissue guard intact, pp. viii, 374, 31 pages of publisher’s advertisements, with 34 black-and-white …

  • # 17094

    SCOTT, Ernest

    Historical memoir of the Melbourne Club

    Melbourne : The Specialty Press, 1936. Octavo, gilt decorated full crushed morocco (a little edge worn), pp. xii; 111, photographic illustrations. Edition limited to 650 numbered copies.

  • # 16915

    MATHEW, John

    Eaglehawk and crow : a study of the Australian Aborigines, including an inquiry into their origin and a survey of Australian languages. 

    London : David Nutt ; Melbourne : Melville, Mullen and Slade, 1899. First edition. Octavo, original gilt lettered maroon cloth boards (upper board with tiny mark, else very clean and bright), bookplates to front pastedown and front free-endpaper, xvi, 288 pp, illustrated with [6] leaves of plates (1 folding linguistic map); uncut, a fine copy. …

  • # 16726

    BULMER, Howard D. (photographer)

    East Gippsland and its gateway. Containing views along the Prince’s Highway, including the Lakes, Buchan Caves, etc.

    Melbourne : Carter & Taverner, [1927]. First edition. Small oblong quarto, original red wraps (lightly marked), title embossed in gold, staple bound, pp. [34]; all-illustrated with full-page photographic plates (1 in colour); a good copy. The majority of the photographs are topographic; four show Indigenous people in the Lake Tyers area. The Bairnsdale-based photographer, Howard …

  • # 11353

    GLOVER, Winifred

    Travelling at Port Phillip : the Australian Aborigines at the time of European contact

    [Belfast] : Ulster Museum, 1988. Large oblong octavo, pictorial stiff wrappers, staple bound, 78 pp, black and white photographic illustrations throughout, 2 maps, bibliography, a fine copy. A catalogue of Australian Aboriginal material culture in the collections of the Ulster Museum and the National Museum of Ireland, including objects collected by Gordon Augustus Thomson and …

  • # 15970

    Anon.

    [BROADSIDE] Lively flea. / Australia our home.

    A rare broadside with a ballad about the Victorian gold diggings. [s.l. : s.n., circa 1855]. Single lithographed sheet, printed on thin paper, 255 x 190 mm, containing two anonymous ballads, each presented in a single column separated by a vertical divider; in the left column a humorous verse titled ‘Lively Flea’ (a parody of …

  • # 17099

    GRAHAM-STEWART, Michael; McWHANNELL, Francis; DICKSON, Jonathan

    Bitter fruit : Australian photographs to 1963

    Melbourne : Michael Graham-Stewart, 2017. Quarto (285 x 230 mm), cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket, 280 pp, illustrated in colour throughout with hundreds of photographs documenting the collision of Indigenous Australian and European cultures; the photographs, ranging in date from the 1850s to the 1960s and taken in every region of Australia, represent some …

  • # 16582

    JOHNSTONE O'SHANNESSY & CO., LTD.

    [MELBOURNE; THEATRE] Oh! Lyconides. Aulularia. Act 2 – Scene vii.

    [Title from printed caption on mount]. Albumen print photograph, mounted on thick card (some loss to edges of mount), lower margin of mount with imprint of ‘Johnstone O’Shannessy & Co., Ltd., 55 & 57 Collins Street E., Melbourne’; a strong albumen print with excellent tonal range, a few light marks, but in good condition. A …

  • # 16637

    NOBLE, Timothy

    Photographic portrait of the great aerialist Charles Blondin, Melbourne, 1874

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm, verso with imprint of ‘T. Noble, Artist Photographer, 135 Bourke St. East, four doors from Russell St., Melbourne’; the albumen print a little pale and lightly rubbed, the mount in fine condition. The celebrated nineteenth century French tightrope walker and aerial acrobat Charles Blondin …

  • # 16685

    THOS. REYNOLDS PTY. LTD.

    [COOKERY] The new art of preparing and serving macaroni dishes created by Rinoldi

    Prahran, Vic. : Thos. Reynolds Pty. Ltd., [1951]. Octavo, printed wrappers (lightly creased), pp 53, illustrated; first page stamped ‘Copyright 18 July 1951’; endpapers with mild foxing, otherwise a good copy. Copies are recorded in four Australian collections (Monash University Library; National Library of Australia; Deakin University Library; William Angliss Institute).

  • # 16652

    CAIRE, Nicholas J. (1837-1918)

    [MELBOURNE] The Benevolent Asylum.

    [1877-78]. Albumen print photograph, 150 x 205 mm, laid down on original card mount, 245 x 300 mm, recto with printed caption beneath image: ‘The Benevolent Asylum’; verso with imprint of ‘Anglo-Australian Photographic Company. N.J. Caire, Photo., No. 2 Sherwood Street, Richmond’, and series title and number ‘The Public Buildings of Melbourne and Suburbs. No. 10. …

  • # 16507

    GOODE, Cyril E.

    The grower of golden grain and other inland ballads. (Inscribed copy)

    Melbourne : The Southland Press [for the author], 1932. Octavo, original pictorial stiff wrappers (upper wrapper with mild foxing), with two presentation inscriptions by the author, the first on the page facing title, dated 1942, the second on the title, dated 1950; 31 pp, vignette illustrations, internally very clean. A small collection of verse self-published …

  • # 16434

    KRUGER, Johann Friedrich Carl (Fred), (1831-1888); [PERKINS, Horace]

    Album of the kings &​ queens of Victoria

    [Melbourne : compiled and published by H. Perkins & Co., The Gift Depot, c.1880]. Duodecimo, original cloth-backed faux tortoise-shell pattern papered boards with gilt stamped lettering and ornament, containing folding concertina of [12] panels with leporello reproductions of Kruger’s photographic portraits of surviving leaders of Aboriginal tribes of Victoria, originally taken at various times between …

  • # 16374

    GLENNY, Henry; [CHUCK, Thomas Foster]

    Photographic portrait of John Pascoe Fawkner

    [Circa 1870]. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 64 mm (mount), recto and verso with imprint of ‘H. Glenny, Dublin and Melbourne Portrait Rooms, Main Road, Ballarat East, Victoria, Australia’, the posthumously published albumen print taken from the original image by Melbourne photographer Thomas Foster Chuck; in fine condition. John Pascoe Fawkner …

  • # 16418

    PERRY, George William

    Photographic portrait of a lady in equestrian habit, holding a riding crop, Melbourne, early 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 63 mm, verso with imprint of Perry, 49 Elizabeth St. Melbourne; both the albumen print and mount are fine condition.

  • # 16428

    [WIMMERA] The Big Iron Store. Andrew Phillips, Importer & General Merchant.

    [s.l. : s.n., circa 1910]. Photographic postcard, 87 x 138 mm, manuscript caption in image at lower right ‘Minyip’; verso with plain back, printed ‘Post Card’; not postally used; mild creasing at top corners, some paper roughening at lower edge (from the printing process?). Minyip is a tiny township in the Wimmera region of western …

  • # 16430

    Photographer unknown.

    [MELBOURNE] Elsternwick. Post Office.

    [s.l. : s.n., circa 1910]. “Printed in Germany”. Chromolithographic postcard, 87 x 137 mm, printed caption in image ‘Elsternwick. Post Office’; verso with handwritten message addressed from an Elsternwick resident, who describes the Post Office for a friend in Creswick; tiny wear at bottom corner, otherwise in very good condition.

  • # 16429

    Photographer unknown.

    [WIMMERA] Main street, Minyip

    [s.l. : s.n., circa 1905]. “Ajax series, printed in England”. Chromolithographic postcard, 87 x 137 mm, printed caption beneath image ‘Minyip’; verso with handwritten message addressed to Miss Amy Burton in nearby Nullan, from Hettie in Minyip; a few light marks, confined to the margins. Minyip is a tiny township in the Wimmera region of …

  • # 16427

    Photographer unknown.

    Aboriginals’ mia-mias, Lake Tyers

    [Title from caption in image]. Richmond, Vic. : printed at the Eagle Press, [circa 1908]. “E.J.B. Series”. Chromolithographic postcard, 88 x 138 mm; verso with handwritten message mentioning May 8 1908 as the date for a forthcoming concert; in very good condition. This image was taken at the Aboriginal reserve at Lake Tyers in east …

  • # 16421

    Heidelberg : the city of streams, 1834-1934 centenary : its story

    [Heidelberg, Vic.] : City of Heidelberg Centenary Celebrations Committee, 1934. Oblong royal octavo, pictorial stiff wrappers (lightly creased) with photographic onlay to front, 120 pp, illustrated; a good copy. Scarce. Copies are recorded in four Australian collections (Monash University Library; National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; State Library Victoria).

  • # 16657

    Broadbent's Official Road Guides Company.

    Broadbent’s official guide, western Victoria : incorporating south east of South Australia and routes to Adelaide /​ compiled and published by Broadbent’s Official Road Guides Company. 57th year of issue

    Melbourne : Broadbent’s Official Road Guides, [1953?]. Octavo, publisher’s illustrated wrappers (light soiling and wear, corners dog-eared), 288 pp, [2] folding colour maps, illustrated, contents clean and sound. Two copies of this edition are recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of Victoria).

  • # 16626

    KEAIN, Maurice B.

    Bibliography of the Hawthorn Press.

    Norton Summit, South Australia : Marble Hill Press, 1996. First edition, limited to 82 copies, 75 being for sale and numbered and signed by the compiler (this is copy no. 59). Quarto, red cloth boards with gilt lettering to upper board and spine, frontispiece, pp xiv, 146; a pristine copy. A listing of the items, …

  • # 16474

    MANN, Leonard

    The plumed voice. Poems by Leonard Mann. (Inscribed copy)

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson Limited, 1938. Octavo, original boards in dust jacket (lightly marked, chipped at head of spine and a litle worn at top edges); signed in full by the author on the front free-endpaper; pp 45; a near fine copy. The first published volume of poetry by Melbourne poet Leonard Mann.

  • # 16499

    MURDOCH, Walter

    The enemies of literature. An address delivered to the Literature Society of Melbourne. May 23, 1907.

    Melbourne : T.C. Lothian, 1907. Small octavo, original printed green wrappers, inside front wrapper with later ex libris, 36 pp; a very good copy.

  • # 16498

    TUCKER, Thomas George

    The cultivation of literature in Australia : a lecture before The Australian Literature Society, at the Assembly Hall, Collins Street, on Wednesday evening, the 11th June, 1902).

    Melbourne : Echo Publishing Company, Limited, 1902. Series: The Australian Literature Society, Occasional Papers, number 2. Small octavo, original printed green wrappers (light staining), inside front wrapper with later ex libris, 44 pp; a good copy.

  • # 16497

    TURNER, Henry Gyles

    The aims and objects of a literature society : being the Inaugural Address to the Australian Literature Society on accepting the office of President, 23rd March, 1903.

    Melbourne : Echo Publishing Company, Limited, 1903. Series: Australian Literature Society, Occasional Papers, number 3. Small octavo, original printed green wrappers, inside front wrapper with later ex libris, 36 pp; a very good copy.

  • # 16487

    MAGUIRE, Alva; BENDIGO ART GALLERY

    Her Majesty’s territories : stereographic views of Australian sceneries

    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 …

  • # 16340

    WATTS, H.E. (attributed)

    Democratic government in Victoria : Reprinted from the “Westminster Review” for April, 1868

    Melbourne : Published for and on account of Trübner &​ Co., by … George Robertson, 1868. Octavo, modern cloth boards with printed label to upper board, title page with contemporary underlining in red pencil, 40 pp, scattered foxing, a good copy. Ferguson, 9089. Attributed by H.G. Turner to H.E. Watts.

  • # 16339

    WATTS, H.E. (attributed)

    Democratic government in Victoria : Reprinted from the “Westminster Review” for April, 1868.

    Melbourne : Published for and on account of Trübner &​ Co., by … George Robertson, 1868. Octavo, modern leather binding with gilt lettering to upper board, 40 pp, mild foxing to outer leaves, a very good copy. Ferguson, 9089. Attributed by H.G. Turner to H.E. Watts.