KEMP, Roger, 1908-1987
Melbourne : University Gallery, University of Melbourne, [July 1975]. Exhibition catalogue. Small oblong quarto, 180 x 240 mm, illustrated wrappers,  pp, profusely illustrated in colour and black-and-white; a fine copy of a splendid catalogue showcasing the work of one of Australia’s most important abstractionist painters.
ROONEY, Robert, 1937-2017
Robert Rooney : As you were 1983. New paintings Oct. 12 – 29. Pinacotheca, 10 Waltham Place, Richmond.
[Melbourne : Pinacotheca, 1983]. Broadsheet, 210 x 295 mm, photographic illustration of the artist with his paintings; original vertical folds, in very good condition. Gallery flyer for Rooney’s 1983 exhibition at Pinachoteca. Appears unrecorded in Australian collections.
Daguerreotype portrait of Creswick gold miner John Dickson Love and his young bride, Sarah Purvis. Melbourne, April 1854.
[Melbourne] : s.n., [April, 1854]. Quarter plate daguerreotype with hand colouring, exposed image 98 x 72 mm, housed in its original velvet covered wooden case with painted enamel cartouche to front, gilt edges, metal clasp (with some loss), silk lining, inner hinge of the case split; the daguerreotype is in fine condition, its delicate hand tinting …
SANDERS, David Locke (1817-1906)
[GOLD RUSH] Diary and notebook of an American gold miner, kept on the Victorian gold diggings at Forest Creek, Bendigo and Ballarat, 1853-57.
Manuscript contained in Diary, Memorandum Book and Almanack for 1853 (Concord, N.H. : Rufus Merrill, 1852). Duodecimo (130 x 90 mm), original wallet-style limp calf covers (worn) lettered in gilt ‘Diary 1853′; ownership inscriptions on pastedowns of David Locke Sanders of Concord, New Hampshire, U.S.A.; approximately  pages with Sanders’ entries in pencil and ink, comprising his …
CUSHING, C.; EVARTS, W.M; WAITE, M.R., et al.
[CSS SHENANDOAH] Two parliamentary papers concerning the British involvement in the American Civil War
Two contemporary official documents relating to Britain’s support of the Confederacy during the American Civil War (1861-1865), and accounts of the actions of British built warships, including the Confederate raider Shenandoah and its controversial stopover in Melbourne. (1) North America. No. 12 (1872). Argument of the United States delivered to the tribunal of arbitration at Geneva, …
[MELBOURNE] First-Class Entertainment. Northcote Town Hall … 6th December, 1927 … By pupils of Miss Eileen Lymer …
Northcote, Vic. : The Northern Press, Print. (J.F. Cooper, Prop.), 1927. Programme, 220 x 140 mm, printed in black on pink paper, 4 pp (printed on all sides); fine condition. Programme for a concert by the pupils of Melbourne piano teacher Eileen Lymer, including works by Brahms, Schumann, and Beethoven. The back page lists the …
ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, THORNBURY
[MELBOURNE] Euchre Party and Dance. Memorial Hall … Sept. 2nd, 9th & 16th … St. Mary’s Prince & Princess Carnival. To Aid Prince & Princess of Harmony (Master J. McEntee, Miss H. Ryan).
Northcote, Vic. : The Northern Press, Print., [c.1927]. Handbill, 220 x 140 mm, printed recto only in black on pink paper; sunned, tiny loss at bottom corner.. Organised by St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Thornbury, this series of card nights and dances was held at the Northcote Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Melbourne’s inner north. The …
MERRI PALAIS DE DANSE
[MELBOURNE] Merri Palais de Danse. Special Night! Grand Plain, Fancy and Poster Dance. Valuable Prizes. Wednesday, Mar. 30, ’27. Paul Jeagle and his Merri Band. Great Night Assured. Admission 2/-.
Northcote, Vic. : The Northern Press, Print. (J.F. Cooper, Propr.), 1927. Handbill, 220 x 140 mm, printed recto only in black on pink paper; sunned, a couple of short edge tears, top corner bent. The Merri Palais de Danse was a popular 1920s Melbourne entertainment venue in St. Georges Road, North Fitzroy. This handbill is …
AUSTRALIAN MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS PTY. LTD.; [SAMUELS, Edmond, 1895-1973]
Australian Musical Productions Pty. Ltd. presents The Highwayman, an original musical play by Edmond Samuels, world premiere season commencing Saturday 18th November 1950 : souvenir programme
Melbourne David Syme and Company Limited, . Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers (tiny section of silverfishing top corner of front),  pp, includes photographic portraits and biographical information; Programme for the world premiere of this Australian musical, performed at the King’s Theatre, Melbourne. Music, book and lyrics by Edmond Samuels; produced and directed by Carl Randall; …
J.C. WILLIAMSON THEATRES LTD.
Melbourne : J.C. Williamson, 1946. Single sheet, 300 x 460 mm, folding to 290 x 115 mm, printed on both sides, photographic illsutrations, advertisements; a few short tears at edges of folds, else fine. Programme for the Melbourne production of Ivor Novello’s musical play at Melbourne’s His Majesty’s Theatre, which commenced on 29 June 1946. …
SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY; [MURPHY, Graeme]
Melbourne : Victorian Arts Centre & Clifford Hocking and David Vigo, 1985. Quarto, pictorial wrappers,  pp, photographic illustrations in b/w, colour advertisements; a very good copy. An important programme from the Company’s Melbourne debut of After Venice, first performed at the Sydney Opera House on December 1 1984. This programme appears unrecorded in Australian …
J.C. WILLIAMSON THEATRES LTD.
Melbourne : J.C. Williamson Theatres Ltd., 1954. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, stapled; pp 33, , photographic illustrations, advertisements on inner wrappers; a fine copy. Programme for the premiere Australian season of one of the most best-loved Broadway musicals, Lerner and Loewe’s Paint Your Wagon, which commenced at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre on November 27 1954. Appears unrecorded …
J.C. WILLIAMSON THEATRES LTD.
: a new play, by F. Hugh Herbert. Melbourne : J.C. Williamson, 1951. Large octavo, pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 26 pp, b/w photographic illustrations; a very good copy. Theatre programme for the Australian premiere season at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre, commencing on September 14 1951, of Herbert’s New York play, starring American actors June Dayton and …
STATE THEATRE; GLASS, John C. (editor)
Melbourne : State Theatre, 1929. Octavo pamphlet, original pictorial wrappers with portrait of early “talkies” star Laura La Plante, staple bound, pp 34, with b/w photographic illustrations and illustrated advertisements throughout; includes an extensive feature on Lon Chaney, who would become one of Hollywood’s most celebrated horror genre actors, and other features on The Last …
"BOB" [pseud. of Robert WATT, 1837-1894]
Kjøbenhavn : Forlagsbureauet i Kjøbenhaven, 1862. First (and only) edition. Quarto, contemporary cloth backed papered boards (corners worn), original pictorial wrappers bound in, pp 55, illustrated with numerous wood engravings, many full-page, including several of the Victorian goldfields after S.T.Gill; text in Danish, in double columns; a very good copy in contemporary binding. Ferguson 7167. Scarce …
Photographers unknown. [CLOUGH, Anne Jemima, 1820-1892]; [LINDT, John William, 1845-1926]
[WOMEN’S EDUCATION] Photograph album of the University of Cambridge, compiled by a graduate of Newnham College. Bound in Melbourne, early 1890s.
Photograph album by J.W. Lindt, Melbourne, early 1890s. Oblong quarto, padded leather with gilt blind-tooling stamped ‘From J.W. Lindt’s Studio, Melbourne’, lining papers with floral decoration in gold, all edges gilt, containing  leaves of thick card with 20 albumen silver photographs (photographer unidentified) of the University of Cambridge, in uniform format 150 x 205 …