SAWER, Geoffrey, editor; COUNIHAN, Noel (1913-1986), artist
Melbourne : Melbourne University Labour Club, July 1932. Quarto, original wrappers with linocut illustration by Noel Counihan under the pseudonym ‘N. Cunningham’ (short surface scratch at lower right, else fine), printed in colour inks, from two blocks (black and red); 28 pp, photo illustration; an exceptionally fine copy. Smith, 3. A striking and extremely early …
ESCOTT, Lucy Evans, née Grant (1828, Springfield, Illinois, U.S.A. - 1895, France)
A group of 4 letters written by American opera singer Lucy Escott during the tour of William Saurin Lyster’s opera company to Australia and New Zealand in 1863-64, addressed to her brother Luther Grant in Dansville, New York; each letter is accompanied by its original envelope (postage stamps removed); due to the Civil War in …
BATCHELDER, Benjamin Pierce; [FOSTER, ?]
Circa 1867. Albumen print photograph of a satirical drawing captioned ‘Prince Alfred’s welcome by the natives’ and signed by the artist lower left ‘Foster’, carte de visite format, 106 x 64 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘Batchelder, Pall Mall, Sandhurst’; in fine condition. The visit of Queen Victoria’s second son, Prince Alfred, Duke of …
Japan. Rikugun. Gun, Dai 16. Shireibu [Imperial Japanese Army. HQ of the 16th Army in Java]
[=Photo Album of Australia]. [Jakarta?] : Osamu Shūdan Shireibu, Shōwa 17 . Oblong folio (250 x 400 mm), original half cloth over papered boards, printed title to upper board; pp 12, 258, chiefly black and white photographic plates with captions in English and Japanese, maps (folding); a good copy. A rare and important album relating …
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.
MITCHELL & CO.
West Footscray, Vic. : Mitchell & Co., [c.1900]. Eight lithographed cards, each 153 x 100 mm, printed recto and verso in black on red card, with vignette illustrations of Mitchell & Co.’s farming machinery; complete and in fine condition. Instructions (verso of card No. 1): “These cards are numbered from 1 to 8. Place card …
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 …
N.H. SEWARD PTY. LTD.
1. Melbourne : Equity Trustees Company, . Franked receipt on company letterhead, 135 x 215 mm, manuscript date of 4 November 1948, being a receipt for £2, the ‘purchase money for 2 Volumes Capt. Cook’s second voyage’, paid into the trust account of M.J. Graves by legendary Melbourne bibliophile and collector Rollo Hammett; light creasing, else …
Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 76 x 57 mm (oval image), 103 x 64 mm (mount), verso with imprint of Turner’s Portrait Rooms, Moorabool St., Geelong, advertising the photographer’s Prize Medal at the 1866 Intercolonial Exhibition in Melbourne; the albumen print and mount are both in fine condition. A stunning portrait …
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 …
Prahran, Vic. : Thos. Reynolds, [between 1930 and 1939]. Octavo, printed wrappers (pale foxing), pp 29, illustrated; internally fine, a good copy. Hoyle, J. Annotated bibliography of Australian domestic cookery books, 1860s to 1950, 1142. Copies are recorded in five Australian collections (Monash University Library; National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; …
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 …
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 …
Anon. [EDGELL, John, Trowbridge, Wiltshire 1813 - Sugarloaf Creek, Victoria, 1848]
[United Kingdom, 1841]. Silhouette of John Edgell. Watercolour and ink on paper, 265 x 165 mm, unsigned but dated in pencil lower left '24 April 1841'; [together with] Silhouette of Clara Edgell. Watercolour and ink on paper, 180 x 140 mm, unsigned; both portraits are mounted behind glass in later gilded plaster frames. The 26,000 …
ROSE STEREOGRAPH CO.
forming up on the Thames Embankment. Melbourne ; Sydney ; Wellington ; London : The Rose Stereograph Co., . Stereoscopic gelatin silver print photograph (mount 95 x 175 mm), from the series Great suffragette demonstration in London, serial no. 11,954, printed title beneath the images; recto of mount imprinted The Rose Stereographs Melbourne ; Sydney …
London : Smith, Elder & Co., 1847. Duodecimo, publisher's gilt-lettered red cloth (worn, chipped at head of spine), pp. vii; 267, waterstain to read endpapers. As well as much detail on the penal history of the colony, it includes chapters on Aborigines, Women in the colony and the new settlement at Port Phillip. Ferguson 4593
Vol. 1, No. 1 – vol. 1, No. 12. Melbourne : Alex. M'Kinley & Co., 1879 – 1880. Twelve issues (complete), contemporary cloth binding by Alex. Greig of Fitzroy, lettered in gilt to spine, bookplate to front free endpaper, pp. 156, insitutional stamp with cancel stamp from the Melbourne Teacher's College Library to the first …
ROBB, E. M.
Melbourne : Robertson & Mullens Limited, 1934. Oblong folio, lettered cloth (flecked), neat inscription to front free endpaper, pp. 137 (short tear to margin of p. 71), illustrated. Photographically illustrated history of Toorak and the surrounding sububs of Malvern, Prahran, South Yarra and Hawthorn.
WALLER, Olga D. A.
(Based on folk-lore gathered by Sir Baldwin Spencer and Davd Unaipon). Foreword and catalogue with synopsis of legends. [Melbourne] : [s.n.], [circa 1938]. Quarto, printed wrappers, staple bound, 7 leaves, roneo printed; contains an essay titled “William Ricketts' interpretation of Australia Aboriginal folk-lore” by Olga D. A. Waller, which clearly relates to an exhibition of Rickett's …
"Charles S. B."
[Title from artist's inscription]. Pencil sketch on leaf of paper from a notebook, 93 x 133 mm (sheet), 60 x 100 (image); inscribed by the artist in ink below image 'School house & church, Mordialloc, from Nature, Chas. S. B. 1876'; heavily foxed. This sketch by an amateur artist depicts St. John's Anglican Church, the …
[Melbourne : Charles Nettleton, circa 1870]. Albumen print photograph, 133 x 202 mm, on its original board mount, printed caption below image 'Railway Pier, Williamstown' and imprint of 'C. Nettleton, Photo., Melbourne'; the albumen print with mottling in the negative but in good condition; the mount clean. A companion photograph to Nettleton's more famous series …
ALDEN, W.L. (William Livingston) (1837-1908)
Melbourne : George Robertson, 1878. Octavo, original printed orange wrappers (light corner creasing; a few marks; paperloss at tail of spine); lower wrapper with illustrated advertisement for W.H. Rocke & Co., Bourke Street furniture and carpet warehouse; pp 144; occasional foxing; a good copy. Ferguson, 5819. A collection of essays by American journalist and humorist …
Containing a sketch of the industrial and economic progress of the Australasian Colonies during the first century of their existence: and of the exhibition held in Melbourne, Victoria, to commemorate the close of that period: also records of the manner in which the work of the different sections of the exhibition was carried out, the …
[MELBOURNE GARRICK CLUB]; HORNE, Richard Henry (Hengist) (1802-1884)
have the honor to announce that they will give a Dramatic Entertainment, at the Olympic Theatre, on Wednesday Evening, 4th June, in Aid of the Funds of the Benevolent Asylum, Upon which occasion the Performances will commence with John O'Keeffe's celebrated Comedy, in Five Acts, entitled Wild Oats … Previous to the rising of the …
MACDOUGALL, Ronald, Dr.
Views and portraits taken in Queenscliff and Melbourne by Dr. MacDougall, Victorian Artillery, 1890s
A group of 18 photographs by amateur photographer Dr. Ronald MacDougall, Surgeon-Captain of the Victorian Artillery, Queenscliff; comprising 14 albumen prints and 4 bromide prints, most large format, laid down on 7 original album leaves of thick card, with MacDougall's accompanying manuscript captions; the prints are in very good condition overall, with occasional foxing. This …
Entire letter addressed to James H. Gladstones, care of Messrs. Jones Loyd & Co. 43 Lothbury, London, bearing 1/- light blue octagonal imperforate Queen's head, cancelled with barred numeral “4” and with circular handstamp SANDHURST VICTORIA DC 14 58 in black; transit mark of MELBOURNE OC 16 58, and endorsed 'Per “Columbian” via Marseilles'; arrival …
Ink and wash on paper, 350 x 455 mm (sheet); laid down on modern backing sheet; some loss along the early vertical fold line (mainly at the extremities) and in bottom left corner of sheet. A relatively early manuscript map showing Australia and Van Diemen's Land, as well as New Guinea and parts of the …
POLLARD'S LILLIPUTIAN OPERA CO. [CORINTHIAN THEATRE, CALCUTTA]
At head of text: Corinthian Theatre, Monday, December 21st 1896. Grand Vice-Regal Command Night! Under the Distinguished Patromage of Their Excellencies The Right Hon'ble Earl of Elgin, Lady Elgin and Suite. Calcutta : Cones & Co., 1896. Broadside, 350 x 200 mm, printed in blue ink on pink silk; a few small rust marks at right …
Melbourne : s.n. [circa 1943]. Broadside, 340 x 550 mm (lacking lower quarter portion), on original recycled linen backing; illustrated, annotated with details of numerous individual lot prices; old fold lines, toning, small paper loss below title. Real estate broadside promoting the new Coburg Highlands Estate, about 13 km north of the Melbourne GPO. Land …
MUNTZ BROS., AND HEIGHWAY
Numurkah, Vic. : Leader Print (for Muntz Bros. and Heighway, Auctioneers, Geelong, under instructions from Alexander Miller, Esq.), . Broadside, 340 x 430 mm, annotated with details of individual lot prices and names of purchasers, and year '1911' in red; verso with contemporary manuscript title 'Alexander Miller Esq., Sale of Subdivisional Allotments (Numurkah)'; old fold …
PATERSON, William and ROBERTS, William
showing the weight in standard gold equivalent to the scale weight of gold of a greater or less degree of fineness. Melbourne : Sands & McDougall, 1890. Second edition. Folio, contemporary full roan (rubbed) lettered in gilt to upper board GOLD, marbled endpapers, pp 129, statistical tables; a good copy in a characterful and evocative …
Photo-lithographed at the Department of Lands and Survey, Melbourne by J. Noone. Melbourne : The Department of Lands and Survey, 1884. Lithographed map, 413 x 311 mm, wet stamp from Muntz, Braid & Muntz, early label and reference numbers, some soiling. Rare early map of Kew, Hawthorn, Surry Hills and Glen Iris, alongside the Yarra River.
HAIGH, Edward (active Melbourne, 1861-62)
Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each individual image approximately 82 x 73 mm, mount 83 x 165 mm, verso with original printed paper label of the photographer Edward Haigh; the stereoscopic prints and the mounts are in fine condition. The English photographer Edward Haigh, who had studied with the Crimean War photographer Roger Fenton, arrived in Melbourne …
McCOY, Frederick (1817-1899)
par Frederick M'Coy … traduit de l'anglais par E. Lissignol. At head of title: Exposition intercoloniale, 1866. Fitzroy, Vic. : Masterman, Imprimeur, 1866. Octavo, original printed yellow wrappers, 35 pp; a good copy. Ferguson, 11890a. The distinguished geologist and palaeontologist Professor Frederick McCoy was the first director of the National Museum in Melbourne. This pamphlet, a …
EARLES, Chester (1821-1905)
4 letters, 7 pp (each 178 x 110 mm), tipped on to one old album page. Fine condition. A series of four letters, written when Earles was still resident in London (2 Gower Street), to Henry Mogford, organiser of exhibitions at the Crystal Palace. Earles refers to his paintings 'At the Foot of the Cross', …
[SHIRLOW, John 1869-1936]; SMITH, Julian 1873-1948
Circa 1931. Gelatin silver print on textured paper, 390 x 310 mm, laid down on a contemporary mount of thick board, the print in fine condition (a tiny paper adhesion to lower edge). A superb portrait of the Melbourne artist John Shirlow – more noted for his etching than his painting -holding a brush and palette. …
[HENTY, Henry, 1833-1912]
(Reprinted from the “Mission Field,” of Jan. 1, 1883). A significant association copy inscribed by Henry Henty, nephew of pioneer Port Phillip settler Edward Henty: “The Henty Family – Presented to the Club by Henry Henty”. Octavo, disbound, pp 7; foxed throughout. Transcript of an address describing the establishment of the Portland Bay settlement. Originally …
[VICTORIA. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE] Photographer unknown.
Gelatin silver photograph, 150 x 200 mm, laid down on its original board mount; the print has some mild staining and the mount is lightly foxed. The Better Farming Train was an agricultural demonstration train which toured Victoria in the 1920s to promote better farming practices. The Department of Agriculture described the train as an …
[Hawthorn, Vic. : J. Harrison, 1930]. Invoice dated 27 October 1930, on  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 …