• # 23160

    STRIZIC, Mark

    Mark Strizic. Melbourne : marvellous to modern

    Text by Emma Matthews. Introduction by Barry Jones. Melbourne : Thames & Hudson in association with the State Library of Victoria, 2009. Quarto, boards in dust jacket (a little wear at edges), pp. 176, illustrated; a fine copy. Strizic’s iconic images of twentieth century Melbourne. “This work shows us many aspects of Melbourne – its magnificent …

  • # 22734

    RADIC, Thérèse; ROBINSON, Susanne.

    Marshall Hall’s Melbourne : music, art and controversy 1891-1915

    Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2012. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 264, illustrated. “The English conductor, composer and critic G.W.L. Marshall-Hall dominated music in Melbourne from his arrival in 1891 to his untimely death in 1915. He was a firebrand and an iconoclast hated by the clergy, feared by the press and adored by all his …

  • # 22915

    HUGHES, Ian

    Letter of welcome with signatories to Charles Joseph La Trobe, Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser, 7th October, 1839

    Melbourne : Australian Genealogies, 1979. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 12, printed letterpress.

  • # 22852

    Tuckey, James Kingston (1776-1816)

    An account of a voyage to establish a colony at Port Philip in Bass’s Strait,

    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, half-calf over marbled papered boards, expertly recased with new spine to style, pp …

  • # 22666

    CAIRE, N. J. (Nicholas John) (1837-1918)

    Residents posing outside a winter hut at Maloga Mission on the River Murray, New South Wales.

    [Between 1885 and 1888]. Albumen print photograph, 150 x 200 mm, laid down on its original paper mount, printed caption in gold ink across the bottom margin ‘Scenes on the River Murray’, along with the imprint of ‘N.J. Caire, Photo., Prize Medallist. Laboratory and Office: 2 Darling St., South Yarra’; contemporary inscription in ink verso …

  • # 22247

    MORT, Eirene (1879-1977); CROOK, Ethel Frances (1885-1973)

    First Australian Exhibition of Women’s Work, 1907. Diploma, Second Class. Awarded to Bendigo artist Ethel Crook, and accompanied by an archive of her designs.

    Chromolithograph printed in shades of blue and brown, 370 x 460 mm, printed text with manuscript entries ‘FIRST / AUSTRALIAN EXHIBITION / OF / WOMEN’S WORK / 1907 / SECOND CLASS DIPLOMA / Awarded to Ethel Crooke / Original Design’, within an Art Nouveau-inspired illustrated border; upper right and lower left corners worn, else a …

  • # 22665

    [WITHERS, Walter]. “WAYFARER” [ie: PUETTMANN, Herman Willhelm].

    Pen and Pencil in Collins Street. With original illustrations by Walter Withers.

    Melbourne: Melville, Mullen & Slade, n.d. [1891]. Small quarto, original illustrated wrappers (edges rubbed, a couple of light creases), 32 pp. illustrated with charming vignettes by the Australian Impressionist. A delightful and fragile little Victorian volume with skilled sketches by the artist.

  • # 22669

    [OUTHWAITE]. RENTOUL, Ida Sherborne (1888 - 1960)

    A group of eleven postcards from The Australian Brownies series 1905

    Eleven (of twelve) postcards from The Australian Brownies series. [Melbourne : M.L. Hutchinson, 1905]. Postally unused, un-inscribed, light edge wear to a couple of cards, a very good set. The full set comprises: 1. A Black Tracker 2. A Buck Jumper (NOT present here) 3. A Shout All Round 4. Humping His Bluey 5. Off …

  • # 22574


    The Genderometer, or Sex Indicator.

    Melbourne : John Cooper & Sons, [between 1910 and 1920]. Cardboard box with textured paper covering, 40 x 40 x 20 mm, underside with printed label of ‘John Cooper & Sons, “Reliable Ironmongers”, 299 Elizabeth St. Melb.’; contains a small metallic object with a length of fine wire attached, accompanied by a folding printed and …

  • # 22600


    Cookery. Instruction cards

    Melbourne : Albert J. Mullett, Government Printer, circa 1920. 33 cards printed recto and mostly verso, 210 x 122 mm, some with neat manuscript recipes written on the blank versos, housed within a timber slipcase, a complete set. A domestic guide to household cooking, with detailed recipes for roasting meats, Yorkshire pudding, vegetables, soups, caramels, …

  • # 4928

    BARDWELL, William, photographer (attributed); NIVEN, F.W., lithographer

    Surface Works at No.6 & No.7 Shafts. Band of Hope & Albion Consols, Ballaarat.

    Registered 8th March 1868. Interior of Battery House at No. 7 Shaft. Circa 1880. Albumen print photograph of a contemporary lithographic print by F.W. Niven, 250 x 350 mm, laid down on its original album leaf of thick card, 'F.W. Niven' inscribed within the lithographed image at upper right, no photographer's imprint (but a larger …

  • # 22570

    E.J. GRAVESTOCK; [BACKHAUS, Wilhelm, 1884-1969]

    Backhaus : Special annotated programme. Direction: E.J. Gravestock.

    Melbourne : The National Press [for E.J. Gravestock]. Large octavo (250 x 190 mm), illustrated wrappers, stapled, 8 pp, illustrated; includes full programme for Backhaus’ fifth recital at the Melbourne Auditorium on 12 November 1926 (Schubert, Chopin, Beethoven and Liszt), and brief programmes for the sixth (all Chopin) and seventh recitals, with advertisements for Melbourne …

  • # 22571

    J. & N. TAIT; [CHALIAPIN, Fyodor Ivanovich, 1873-1938]

    Chaliapin concerts : Souvenir programme and book of words. Auditorium. Direction: J. & N. Tait.

    Melbourne : The Specialty Press [for J. & N. Tait]. Large octavo (250 x 190 mm), illustrated wrappers, stapled, 56 pp; includes programme for Chaliapin’s ninth concert at the Auditorium in Melbourne on July 29 1926, with lyrics to his current repertoire of 109 Russian songs, as well as ballads and operatic excerpts; numerous photographic portraits …

  • # 11572

    TAYLOR H.S. & GROSS, Howard H

    [MELBOURNE] A brief history of the Waterloo campaign : with description of the Cyclorama and how it was made

    Cover title: The Melbourne Cyclorama of the Battle of Waterloo. Illustrated history of the great battle with key to the painting, maps, and portraits, also a description of the Cyclorama and how it was made. Compiled by H.S. Taylor and Howard H. Gross. Melbourne : Cyclorama Co. Limited, 1891. Second edition. Octavo, publisher’s pictorial wrappers …

  • # 21068

    BROWNING, Lily

    Portfolio of original watercolour and graphite designs made by a student at Swinburne Technical College (Senior School for Girls), Melbourne, 1916-18.

    Unique hand-made artist’s portfolio, 410 x 310 mm, embroidered linen over boards, inner front board with stitched-on printed label advertising the Swinburne Senior Technical School for Girls’ Bazaar (16 September 1916), containing [54] loose sheets of artist’s paper (uniform 380 x 280 mm format) with student excercises in design and geometry, approximately one-third being in …

  • # 22750

    GILL, Samuel Thomas (1818 - 1880); TINGLE, J.

    Ballaarat, looking N. W. from Mount Bunningyong, 1857

    Steel engraving, vignette approximately 100 x 160 mm, on sheet 205 x 275 mm, uncoloured as issued, a couple of small spots of foxing and faint tide mark to margin not affecting the image. Published in the volume Victoria Illustrated, Melbourne and Sydney : Sands & Kenny; and Geelong : Thomas Brown, 1857 (Ferguson 9924; Wantrup 260a). …