• # 26260

    CROMBIE, Isobel

    Fred Kruger : intimate landscapes. Photographs 1860s – 1880s

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 2012. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 138, illustrated. Fred Kruger was one of the leading landscape photographers of the 19th century in Australia, working extensively throughout Victoria. Kruger migrated from Germany in 1860 and a few years later opened a photographic studio in Carlton, Melbourne before moving his thriving …

  • # 25926



    Melbourne ; Sydney ; [Canberra] : Elizabethan Theatre Trust, in association with the Welfare Branch, Northern Territory Administration, Department of Territories, [1963]. Octavo (225 x 170 mm), original pictorial wrappers featuring a Yirrkala bark painting, stapled, [10] pp; with b/w photographic illustrations of Arnhem Land ceremonies, and advertisements for HMV and Wattle Records sound recordings …

  • # 25900


    [MELBOURNE; COMEDY] Miriam Karlin in “Is Australia really necessary?”

    At head of title: Tivoli. [Melbourne] : Tivoli Circuit Australia Pty. Ltd., [1965]. Octavo (220 x 140 mm), pictorial yellow wrappers, stapled, 32 pp (including wrappers), with photographic illustrations and advertisements; a fine copy. Theatre programme for Britishactor and comedian Miriam Karlin’s satirical cabaret show Is Australia really necessary?, which toured Australia during 1965. The programme …

  • # 26220

    [PIGDON, John, 1832-1903, Mayor of Melbourne]

    Invitation to a Fancy Dress Ball at the Town Hall, Melbourne, on 19 September 1878, from the Mayor of Melbourne to Mrs Kong Meng, wife of the leader of Melbourne’s Chinese community.

    Melbourne : [s.n.], 1878. Lithographed card, 112 x 160 mm, printed recto only: ‘The Mayor of Melbourne and Mrs Pigdon request the pleasure of Mrs Kong Meng’s Company [in ms.] on Thursday 19th Septr. 1878 at 9 o’Clock at a Fancy Dress Ball at the Town Hall …’; light handling marks at top edge, else fine; …

  • # 5159


    Manuscript map of Australia, circa 1885

    Pen and pencil on thick paper, 260 x 320 mm, signed in upper right margin MacGregor, the focus being the Overland Telegraph running from Adelaide to Darwin, with numerous natural features such as mountains, lakes and rivers delineated, the coastline and colonial borders in red, placenames in black; drawn by a school child probably aged …

  • # 26082


    Sands & McDougall’s map of Melbourne and suburbs : showing postal districts, tramways, railways, bowling clubs, towns and shire halls.

    [Cover title : Map of Melbourne & suburbs. Showing tramways, railways, streets, postal districts, quarter-mile radii, etc.]. Melbourne : Sands & McDougall Pty. Ltd., circa 1937. Lithographed map, printed in colour, 98 x 73 cm, folded into titled card folder, a very fine copy. An attractive street map of Melbourne ranging from Sunshine to Box …

  • # 25886

    ALLAN, Robert (1853 - 1929)

    Plan of the Ballarat & Sebastapol Gold Mines, showing the various claims & leases

    Compiled by Robt. Allan, Min-g Surveyor. Ballarat : F. W. Niven & Co, circa 1880. Scale 30 chains to one inch. Lithographed map with original hand colouring, 640 x 340 mm, dissected and laid on linen, old tape marks with discolouration, some small areas of loss. Later linen backing, folded into a gilt-lettered case. Copies …

  • # 26003


    The Orient Steam Navigation Company, Limited. Prospectus.

    London : The Orient Steam Navigation Co., Ltd., 13 Fenchurch Avenue, E.C., [1880]. Folio (420 x 265 mm) bifolium, 3 pp, folding to 265 x 105 mm with printed title to outer side; original share application form still loosely enclosed; outer side a little dusty, but a near fine example. ‘The Orient Steam Navigation Company …

  • # 25984


    Exhibition of Russian Culture : Russian pictures and photographs, Soviet posters and cartoons, pictorial statistics, Russian works of art.

    Officially opened by His Excellency, Major-General Sir Winston Dugan … Governor of Victoria. Open from March 4 to March 13 … Lectures daily in the afternoons. The Velasquez Galleries, 100 Bourke St., Melb., C.1. Proceeds in aid of Russian Branch, Aust. Red Cross Society. Melbourne : The Society, [1942]. Octavo (215 x 135 mm), original …

  • # 25742

    ZIMTONE PTY. LTD. [ZIMMERMANN, George Herrmann]

    [PRINTING; MELBOURNE] Zimtone Process Pty. Limited. Prospectus of first issue of 5000 shares.

    Melbourne : Zimtone Process Pty. Ltd., [1933]. Small quarto, printed textured paper wrappers, original blue silk ties, pp [24], with 9 full-page sepia tone specimen plates illustrating the versatility of the Zimtone printing process; a fine copy. ‘Notes on the Zimtone Process: It is now over ten years [since] Mr. Hermann Zimmermann began a long …

  • # 26046

    GAUL, John; [COLLISON, Herbert William, 1847-1878]

    [SOUTH AUSTRALIA] Photographic portrait of H. W. Collison, of Adelaide. Taken in Melbourne, October 1866.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 101 x 63 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘Photographed from life by Gaul, 75 & 77 Swanston St. Melbourne’, and with fully contemporary caption in ink ‘H. W. Collison, Oct. 1866’; the print has a couple of small toning spots but is otherwise in very good condition; the mount has …

  • # 26217

    SCOTT, Ernest

    Historical memoir of the Melbourne Club

    Melbourne : The Specialty Press, 1936. Octavo, gilt decorated full crushed morocco (corners slightly bumped), pp. xii; 111, photographic illustrations, a few specks of foxing, else fine. Edition limited to 650 numbered copies.

  • # 26142


    Artists’ Flood Relief Fund. Exhibition of pictures December, 1934

    Melbourne : The Specialty Press (printers), 1934. Exhibition catalogue, single sheet, folded (central crease), catalogue of 61 works, prices annotated in pencil. Artists include Rupert Bunny, Dora Serle, E. Buckmaster, A.M.E. Bale, Sir John Longstaff, Aileen Dent, Daryl Lyndsay, Tom Roberts, Jessie Traill, Rex Batterbee (sic), Arthur Streeton, Harold Herbert, Hans Heysen, Murray Griffin, John …

  • # 25732

    J. & O. H. KERCHAVAL

    Wedding of Henry McRae and Lizzie Hamilton at Coranderrk Reserve, near Healesville, 25 August 1909.

    Silver gelatin photograph printed on card stock, 87 x 138 mm, titled in manuscript in negative ‘McWrae [sic] Hamilton Wedding Coranderrk / Healesville’; verso with photographer/publishers’ imprint ‘J. & O. H. Kercheval, Healesville’ and Kodak Austral box, with handwritten message by a resident of “Carinya, Healesville” containing a racist comment about the wedding party in …

  • # 25811


    Lake Tyers Aboriginals (Australian Blacks), near Bairnsdale, Gippsland.

    [Title from caption in image]. [U.K.] : James Valentine, [circa 1910]. Chromolithographic postcard, 88 x 138 mm, imprinted bottom right ‘300,068 J.V.’;   verso with handwritten message (postage stamp removed); mild corner wear, and a light crease at top edge, else very good condition. This image was taken at the Aboriginal reserve at Lake Tyers …

  • # 25817

    COOPER, Annette

    Remembering Georges : stories from Melbourne’s most elegant store

    Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2014. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. vii; [i]; 17 – 376, illustrated. New copy. ‘When Georges closed its doors on 5 October 1995, it had been trading for 115 years. Yet this famous department store, situated in the ‘Paris End’ of Collins Street, still lingers in the minds of many …