Western Australia

  • # 33207

    ZIEGLER, Oswald L. (publisher); HURLEY, Frank (photographer)

    Australia 1788-1938. (With an archive of unique ephemera associated with Ziegler’s publications for the Sesquicentenary)

    Sydney, N.S.W. : Simmons Limited, 1938. “Produced by Oswald L. Ziegler under the authority of Australia’s 150th Anniversary Celebrations Council and in collaboration with its publicity committee.” (title page). Elephant folio (440 x 310 mm), publisher’s tan leather over boards (lightly rubbed and marked), upper board with black leather panel lettered in gilt 150 Years; all …

  • # 33326

    BRADDON, Russell

    Thomas Baines and the North Australian Expedition

    Sydney : Collins in association with the Royal Geographic Society, 1986. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 160, illustrated. The North Australian Expedition of 1855-56 was led by Augustus Gregory and is documented in the sketches, watercolours and oil paintings of Thomas Baines, formerly in the collection of the Royal Geographic Society, and now in the …

  • # 33188

    BULLEN, Clotilde et al.

    Western Desert satellites : works from the Western Australian state art collection

    Fitzroy Crossing, Irrunytju (Wingellina), Kiwirrkura, Papulankutja (Blackstone), Warburton, Wirrimanu (Balgo Hills). Perth, W.A. : Art Gallery of Western Australia, c2006. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 34, illustrated. Articles by Clotilde Bullen, Mary Knights, and Tim Pearn.

  • # 33233

    DAVIDSON, D'lan; HAYWARD, Fiona; HANSEN, David

    Sotheby’s Australia. Important Aboriginal Art. Melbourne, 7 June 2011.

    Melbourne : Sotheby’s Australia, 2011. Auction catalogue. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), illustrated card covers, pp 196, with 176 lots, all illustrated in colour, and index of artists; contains many important works by contemporary artists, but also a number of early Arnhem Land barks, three major Albert Namatjira paintings, traditional artefacts, wandjina paintings from the Kimberley, …

  • # 32325

    WESTALL, William (1781-1850)

    William Westall, voyage artist: autograph receipt for the sale a drawing for Mrs. Haldimand, dated 31 October 1826.

    Manuscript in ink on laid paper, 75 x 180 mm; dated ‘Oct. 31st 1826’, the document is written in Westall’s hand and is worded: ‘Recd. of G. J. Robson Esqre. Ten Guineas for a Drawing for Mrs. Haldimand. [Signed] W. Westall. / £10.10’; blind stamped at left margin ‘Receipt Three Pence’; clean and complete. Rare …

  • # 32130

    WEIGHT, Greg and MCGREGOR, Ken

    Artists of the Western Desert : 2006 – 2011 (deluxe edition)

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 2011. Quarto, blind embossed ochre cloth in cloth slipcase with draw ribbon, pp. 199, extensively illustrated. The deluxe edition limited to only 50 copies, specially bound, with an original signed etching by Mrs Bennett (Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa), numbered in an edition of 50 and signed with her monogram ‘X’. A book of portrait …

  • # 31026

    McLEAN, Robert

    Atlas of South Australia and Western Australia

    Sydney : J. Sands, [1886]. Folio, gilt-lettered half morocco over gilt-lettered cloth (corners scuffed and rubbed), 20 pages descriptive text on South Australia, 14 pages index, double page map of South Australia, double page map of the Northern Territory, 17 county maps of South Australia and the Northern Territory; 14 pages descriptive text on Western …

  • # 32646

    COX, James C. (1834-1912)

    [CONCHOLOGY] Distribution of Australasian volutes.

    / By James C. Cox, M.D. Sydney : Printed by Alexander W. Douglas, Atlas Office, Hunter Street, 1872. Octavo (210 x 140 mm), self-wrappers (foxed, and with some water staining to front) with early ownership inscription of J. Brazier; pp 21, [1]; occasional spotting and some pencilled marginalia, lower fore-edge margins of leaves with tiny nick, …

  • # 32675

    STANTON, John E.

    Painting the country : contemporary Aboriginal art from the Kimberley region, Western Australia

    Perth : University of Western Australia Press, 1989. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 48, illustrated.

  • # 32595

    CARNEGIE, David W. (Wynford) (1871-1900)

    Spinifex and Sand. A Narrative of Five Years’ Pioneering and Exploration in Western Australia

    London : C. Arthur Pearson, 1898. Thick large octavo, publisher’s sand-coloured cloth over boards, upper board illustrated and lettered in black (corners a little bumped, spine dulled as usual), spine with gilt lettering and decoration, top edge gilt; ; pp xvi, 454, portrait frontispiece and a total of 47 photographic plates and line illustrations, 4 …

  • # 32781

    JOHNSTONE, O'SHANNESSY & CO. ; [LEIGHTON, Stanley, 1837-1901]

    Studio portrait of Stanley Leighton, English barrister and colonial artist. Melbourne, 1868.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 63 mm (mount), recto with fully contemporary inscription in ink across the bottom margin ‘Stanley Leighton July 1868’; verso with the gilt imprint of ‘Johnstone, O’Shannessy & Co., Photographers to H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh K.G. and to His Excellency the Governor, 3 Bourke St. East, Melbourne’; …

  • # 32788

    CROFT, Brenda et al.

    Indigenous art : Art Gallery of Western Australia

    Edited by Brenda L. Croft; essays by Michael A. O’Ferrall and Brenda L. Croft. Perth, W.A. : Art Gallery of Western Australia, 2001. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers (one corner bumped), pp. 112, illustrated (some folding). This book offers a window into the indigenous art collection in the Art Gallery of WA. Through comprehensive essays by past …

  • # 31254

    RIEMER, Gustav Adolph (1842-1899)

    [ABORIGINES; WESTERN AUSTRALIA] Australien. King Georges-Sund Wohnungen.

    Stereoscopic albumen print photograph (78 x 74 mm each image) on orange card mount (85 x 175 mm); recto of mount with printed caption across lower margin: 342. Australien. King Georges-Sund. Wohnungen; in the left margin: Photographie von G. Riemer, Zahlmeister S.M.S. Hertha. Verlag von Gustav Lierach & Co, Berlin S W 48; and in …

  • # 31884

    SCOTT, George Firth

    [SCIENCE FICTION; WESTERN AUSTRALIA] The last Lemurian : a Westralian romance (colonial edition)

    London : James Bowden, 1898. First edition, colonial edition. Original pictorial boards with art nouveau design (corners bumped, edges rubbed, pen library marking to spine), first few leaves with wet stamp of ‘The Beehive – fancy goods repository, Gisborne [New Zealand]’, frontispiece and black and white plates by Stanley Ward, pp. 339, [4] publisher’s advertisements, …

  • # 32074

    WEYGAND, F. J.

    Globe artificiel et mécanique a l’usage du petit géographe.

    Amsterdam : La Haye [Netherlands] : F.J. Weygand, n.d. [c.1840]. Collapsible globe in 6 gores, engraved with hand colouring, laid down on thin card, each gore 170 x 70 mm (irregular); in fine condition with vivid original colour, Australia with Terre de Witt, Terre d’Eendracht, Cape Leeuwin, Terre de Nuyts, Golfe de Spencer, Terre de Van …

  • # 32317

    BARDON, Geoff

    Aboriginal art of the Western Desert (signed copy)

    Melbourne : Rigby, 1979. First edition. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket (spine lightly sunned), pp. 71, illustrated. A very good copy. Signed and inscribed on the title page ‘Best wishes to Jack Birney, Geoff Bardon 16/5/80’. The first edition of the first book on the Papunya Tula art movement. Includes 24 illustrated works by Old …