• # 24208


    [MELBOURNE] Championship wrestling souvenir of wrestlers who will wrestle for the world’s light heavy weight championship at the stadium : season 1927 : containing autographed photographs and wrestling holds, records, weights, performances, and Australian wrestling conditions.

    Also titled: World’s champion wrestlers : Melbourne Stadium, 1927. Melbourne : J.J. Miller [by permission of Stadiums Ltd.], [1927]. Second edition. Large quarto (310 x 240 mm), original pictorial brown wrappers printed in blue, upper wrapper with depiction of a wrestling contest, lower wrapper with Victoria Bitter beer advertisement, pp [26], including 10 tipped-in photographic …

  • # 24397

    EATHER, Michael; CORKHILL, Annette Robyn; BARING, Graham

    Dreamtime : zeitgenössische Aboriginal art / The dark and the light.

    18.05. – 30.09.2001. Klosterneuburg (Vienna) : Sammlung Essl, 2001. Large quarto (300 x 240 mm), pictorial card covers, 301 pp, colour illustrations, bibliography; parallel text in German and English. An as new copy. Superb catalogue produced to accompany an exhibition of contemporary Australian Indigenous art staged by the Essl Museum, Vienna.

  • # 23572

    A collection of 10 publications from the Mildura Sculpture Triennials

    A collection of ten publications, some quite scarce, from the significant sculpture triennials held at Mildura, which attracted an array of Australian an New Zealand exhibiting artists. Mildura Prize for Sculpture 1967. Mildura : Mildura Arts Centre, 1967. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 60, illustrated. The Fourth Mildura Sculpture Triennial 1970. Mildura : Mildura Arts Centre, …

  • # 24237

    MICHELL, H. (ed)

    Victoria’s greatest races.

    With full descriptions of the Melbourne Cup 1921, Caulfield Cup 1922-3, Melbourne Cup 1922-3. Biographical sketches of owners – trainers – jockeys. Fully illustrated. [Cover title : The Melbourne Cup]. Melbourne : The British and Australasian Publishing Service circa 1924. Quarto, gilt-lettered full crushed morocco, spine in compartments with gilt-tooling, edges lightly rubbed, all edges …

  • # 24094

    SPENCER, Baldwin

    Handbook of Melbourne : for the use of members of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science

    Melbourne meeting, 1900. Edited by Professor Baldwin Spencer M.A. Melbourne : printed by Ford & Son, 1900. Octavo, gilt-lettered flushcut cloth (dulled), pp. 201, two folding maps. Includes chapters on the Aborigines of Victoria, bird life, molluscs, botany, climate, commerce, geology, etc. Includes a map of Aboriginal language groups. Ferguson 6208.

  • # 24265

    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 …

  • # 24102

    PARAMANTHAN, Nathan (editor)

    The Melbourne modernists

    Melbourne : Victorian Artists’ Society, 1990. Oblong folio, boards in dustjacket (rubbed), pp. 40, illustrated. A study on Society members painters William Frater, A. M. Plante, Arnold Shore and Isabel Tweddle.  

  • # 24099

    MACLEOD, Diane

    People, prints and patronage : the development of the Geelong Art Gallery’s print collection 1900-1996

    Geelong Art Gallery, 1996. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 72, illustrated.

  • # 23777


    Sotheby’s Aboriginal Art. Melbourne, 26-27 July 2004.

    Melbourne : Sotheby’s, 2004. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), illustrated stiff wrappers, pp 3162, auction catalogue with 595 lots, most illustrated in colour; artefacts, bark paintings and contemporary Indigenous art; a very good copy.

  • # 23776


    Sotheby’s Aboriginal Art. Melbourne, 25 July 2005.

    Melbourne : Sotheby’s, 2005. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), illustrated stiff wrappers, pp 272, auction catalogue with 306 lots, all illustrated in colour; artefacts, bark paintings and contemporary Indigenous art; includes index of artists; a very good copy.

  • # 23300

    GRANT, James (1772-1833)

    Verhaal van eene ontdekkingsreize na Nieuw-Zuid-Wales,

    door den Luitenant James Grant, met zijner Majesteits Schip de Lady Nelson, in de jaren 1800, 1801 en 1802 … Uit het Engelsch. Met eene Kaart en Plaat. Haarlem : François Bohn, 1805. Octavo (228 x 137 mm), contemporary half calf over marbled papered boards (worn), spine with gilt lettering and rule, front pastedown with …

  • # 23405

    BARKLY, Henry Sir (1815-1898)

    Royal Society of Victoria. President’s inaugural address for 1860.

    [Cover title]. Also titled: President’s inaugural address for 1860 / delivered by His Excellency Sir Henry Barkly … to the members of the Royal Society of Victoria at the anniversary dinner held on the 10th April, 1860. [Melbourne : The Society, 1860]. Octavo, string bound pamphlet, 17 pp, a fine copy. Includes reference to Burke …

  • # 23726


    [VICTORIA] Elector’s Right issued to James Hobson, Electoral District of Williamstown, 1896.

    Melbourne : Robt. S. Brain, Govt. printer, [1896]. Lithographed document, 165 x 215 mm, printed on both sides with manuscript entries, vignette logo of the Victorian Legislative Assembly to left margin recto; Elector’s Right no. A 214254, Electoral District of Williamstown, Williamstown Centre Division: ‘The holder hereof James Hobson Jr. of 11 Nelson Place, polisher, …

  • # 23382

    "Charles S. B."

    School house & church, Mordialloc … 1876

    [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 …

  • # 23490


    Maryborough Gas Company, Limited. Registered under The Companies Statute, 1864. November, 1881.

    Maryborough, Vic. : J.H. Gearing and Son, printers, “Standard” office, 1881. Octavo pamphlet, original printed yellow wrappers, stitch bound, pp 13; a pristine copy. The Articles of Association of the Maryborogh Gas Company Limited. Interestingly, the printer of this pamphlet, J.H. Gearing, who was the proprietor of the Maryborough Standard newspaper, owned over 20% of …

  • # 23491


    Assembly Hall, Melbourne. Opening Saturday, July 27, at 8 p.m. … Muriel Brunskill, the star contralto of the British-National Opera Company.

    Melbourne : International Celebrity Artists (Madeleine Clarke), [1935]. Large octavo, (238 x 163 mm), [4] pp, illustrated; centre pages with concert reviews from Sydney and Brisbane newspapers, last page with portrait and short biography of Carl Bartling, the Melbourne pianist who was chosen by Brunskill to support her as a solo artist on her Australian …