• # 19106

    Photographer unknown.

    The Murray River paddle steamer “Ruby” at the landing place, Mildura, circa 1890

    Albumen print photograph, 150 x 200 mm, laid down on its original nineteenth-century album page of thin card, captioned in ink beneath image ‘The landing place, Mildura, Melbourne [sic]’; a strong print in fine condition (some mottling in the original negative); on the same mount are 3 other albumen prints in identical format (1 recto, …

  • # 18631

    GOULTER, C. Ezra

    Photographic portrait of a man with a wooden leg, Melbourne, circa 1876

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘Goulter, Chapel Street, Prahran’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition.  

  • # 18916

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    The Victoria Volunteer Engineers in camp near Melbourne, 1871

    Albumen print photograph, 200 x 270 mm, no photographer’s imprint; laid down on its original album page, contemporary manuscript caption in ink beneath image ‘Victoria Engineer Volunteers [sic] in Camp near Melbourne 1871’; verso blank; the albumen print is in fine condition, and the page is free from foxing. This large format composition shows the …

  • # 18444


    Photographic portrait of the Victorian Government botanist Baron Ferdinand von Mueller. Melbourne, circa 1875.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 106 x 63 mm, verso with imprint of ‘J. Botterill, Beehive Chambers, Elizabeth St., Melbourne’ and contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Baron Von Mueller’; the albumen print has a few marks and some rust at top edge caused by contact with a metal clip, otherwise a good, strong print; …

  • # 18583

    Photographer unknown.

    Woodchopping competition, Ballarat, circa 1910.

    Gelatin silver print photograph, 155 x 205 mm, laid down on an old album page; no photographer’s imprint; verso inscribed in pencil in a modern hand ‘Wood cutting competition, Ballarat’; this inscription by the previous owner was based on original inscriptions on other photographs removed from the album, which were all taken in the Ballarat area; …

  • # 18628

    PERRY, George William

    Photographic portrait of a little boy holding a toy rifle, Melbourne, circa 1865

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 101 x 65 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘Perry, 49 Elizabeth St., Melbourne’; the albumen print has a small surface blemish to the curtain area on the right of the boy’s leg, but is otherwise fine, as is the mount.

  • # 18819

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    Swanston Street, looking south from Bourke Street. Melbourne, circa 1872

    Albumen print photograph, 135 x 187 mm, laid down recto of original album leaf of thin card; no photographer’s imprint; tiny amount of loss at bottom left corner, otherwise the albumen print is in fine condition; some foxing to the mount; verso with identical format photograph, pencilled caption beneath ‘Museum & University, Melbourne’; in very …

  • # 19197

    The Victorian Schoolmaster and literary review (complete)

    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, institutional stamp with cancel stamp from the Melbourne Teacher’s College Library to the first …

  • # 18612

    大倉孫兵衛 [Ōkura Magobei], (1843-1921) (publisher)

    [MELBOURNE; SYDNEY] 万国名所双録(萬國名所雙録) [Bankoku Meisho Sugoroku] (Famous Places of the World Sugoroku)

    [Tokyo] : Published by 大倉孫兵衛 (Ōkura Magobei), [1887] (Meiji 20). Traditional Japanese children’s dice game, sugoroku. Colour woodblock print on paper, 800 x 710 mm (opened, not including the title slip affixed to the top of the board), folding to 253 x 205 mm; pictorial cover; a fine example. There are two varieties of sugoroku, one …

  • # 18910

    THOMAS, Edmund (1827 - 1867)

    Yarra Yarra from below Princes Bridge 1853

    Lithographed from original drawing by E. Thomas & published by F. Varley. Tinted lithograph, 156 x 273 mm, lithographed by D. James, a couple of minor spots of foxing but otherwise fine, framed in a period birds eye maple antique frame with antique slip and glass. A charming gold rush era view of Melbourne from …

  • # 18907


    American Novelty Entertainers : Wild West dramas : Deadwood Dick … The Kelly Gang … Buffalo Bill … The Silent Chief …For Liberty & the Flag … The Waif of the Waves …

    West Maitland, NSW : T. Dimmock, Litho. and General Machine Printer, [1902-1906]. Chromolithographed poster, 960 x 380 mm, contemporary handwritten notice across upper margin ‘Benefit to Blondin’; old vertical and horizontal folds, mild creasing and marginal staining, edges a little roughened, a few annotations in pencil, small loss at top corner; unbacked. An unrecorded theatre …

  • # 17115

    SINCLAIRE, F. (Frederick)

    Annotations. (Presentation copy)

    Melbourne: G. Jervis Manton, 1920. Series: “Fellowship” publications, no. 4. Duodecimo, papered boards with printed title label (light foxing), a presentation copy inscribed on the front free-endpaper for Melbourne watchmaker and jeweller Joseph Lowy and his wife, using their nicknames: ‘To Mushka and Pat Lowy, 1924’, and with a frivolous rhyme in German (a private joke) below; 48 pp; …

  • # 17232

    MUELLER, Ferdinand, Baron von (1825-1896)

    Introduction to botanic teachings at the schools of Victoria

    Melbourne : John Ferres, Government Printer, 1877. Octavo, printed cloth boards (stained, and with old Victorian Dept. of Education stamp), later bookplate to front pastedown, library stamp on title page, pp 152, illustrated with line drawings throughout; scattered foxing, a fair copy. German-born Baron Sir Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich von Mueller (1825-1869) was appointed as Victorian …

  • # 17222

    WILLIAMS, Thomas

    [GEELONG] Memoir of Mr. James Wood; including notices of other members of his family.

    Geelong : Henry Thacker, 1883. Octavo, in the original printed lavender card covers (stained and chipped), later bookplate to front pastedown, pp vii, 196; marginal water stain at bottom edges of leaves, else clean throughout. Ferguson 18602. The biography of a prominent Geelong Methodist lay preacher, hailing from West Yorkshire. This copy in the scarce …

  • # 18890


    Greetings from Gaybright Paint Centres Pty. Ltd. Melbourne’s leading paint retailers.

    Melbourne : Gaybright Pty. Ltd. (for F.R. Shearwood & Son, East Malvern, Vic.), 1960. Pocket calendar for 1961. Folding card, 90 x 57 mm, [4] pp, printed in red and green; rear with advertisement and list of Gaybright Paint Centres located in Melbourne’s suburbia (from Mornington and Frankston to Ivanhoe, and from Croydon to Sunshine); …

  • # 18839


    Mt. Buffalo National Park, Victoria Australia

    [Melbourne] : Victorian Railways Print, [c.1930]. Small quarto (230 x 210 mm), original pictorial wrappers (some faint foxing and edge wear), pp 32, b/w photographic plates throughout, plus double-page folding colour map at rear; includes 2-page history of the Park; a very good copy of this well-produced photographic essay on one of Victoria’s most popular …