Western Australia

  • # 19499


    Views of Fremantle, Western Australia by The Nonpariel Photographic Co.

    [Cover title]. [Fremantle? Perth?] : The Nonpariel Photographic Co., [1892]. Late nineteenth century album, oblong quarto (245 x 310 mm), original blind blocked pebbled cloth boards (a little bowed, some flecking and mild staining), upper board with original red morocco title label lettered in gilt ‘Views of Fremantle, Western Australia by The Nonpariel Photographic Co.’; …

  • # 20275


    The staff of The Commercial Tailoring Company in their workroom in Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia, circa 1914.

    Silver gelatin print photograph, 140 x 195 mm, laid down on its original board mount, with imprint of The Dease Studio, 117 [Barrack Street] at right margin; the print is in good condition (a few minor surface marks), and the image has extremely crisp detail. This wonderful photograph of the interior of The Commercial Tailoring …

  • # 20777

    HEMUS & HALL. [HEMUS, James, 1860-1936]

    Man mounted on a racing camel near Coolgardie, Western Australian goldfields, late 1890s.

    Albumen print photograph, 150 x 200 mm, manuscript caption in negative lower left: ‘A Thoroughbred Racer’, and at lower right: ‘Hemus & Hall Photos’; laid down on its original nineteenth century album page of thin card; the print is in good condition, with some pale foxing in the sky area. ‘James William Hemus (born 1860, …

  • # 21255

    Columbia Pictures [U.S.A.]


    [Los Angeles, California] : Columbia Pictures, [1932]. Monochrome daybill for the film The Blonde Captive (1932), 280 x 350 mm, printed in sepia ink on light card; light foxing to lower edge, pin holes in each corner, otherwise in excellent condition. Exhibited: Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. ‘Taboo’, curated by Brook Andrew, December 2012 – …

  • # 20546

    MACKINTOSH, Jessie

    [BOARD GAME] Race round Australia : an instructive, educational game for two to four players.

    [Collingwood, Vic. : G.N. Raymond, c.1945]. Thick papered boards, 410 x 475 mm, folding, front with pictorial title onlay, original buckram backstrip; fold-out game board with colour design based around a map of Australia with vignette illustrations of native fauna; a fine example (lacking the rare rules sheet). An educational board game designed by the …

  • # 19871

    SPARTALIS, Arthur

    Henri van Raalte : master printmaker (signed copy)

    Perth : Arthur Spartalis Fine Art, 1989. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (a little marked), pp. 118, extensively illustrated. Signed and inscribed by Spartalis on the half-title. The most extensive work on van Raalte (1881 – 1929), one of Australia’s greatest printmakers.

  • # 20045

    LOWE, Pat with PIKE, Jimmy

    Jilji. Life in the Great Sandy Desert

    Broome : Magabala Books, 1990. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. [x]; 147. Life in outback Western Australia with illustrations by Jimmy Pike.

  • # 20673

    BASSETT, Marnie

    The Hentys. An Australian colonial tapestry

    London : Oxford University Press, 1954. Octavo, cloth in illustrated dustjacket (price clipped and a trifle flecked), pp. xviii; 578, illustrations, fore edge a little foxed, else fine. One of the great early pioneering families of Australia.

  • # 20068


    Art of Aboriginal Australia

    Vancouver, BC : Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association and Rothmans of Pall Mall Canada Limited, [1974]. “We gratefully acknowledge the co-operation of the Aboriginal Arts Board of the Australian Council for the Arts, and the Peter Stuyvesant Trust, for making this exhibition possible” (p.1). Quarto, pictorial stiff wrappers, 64 pp, 130 exhibition items photographically illustrated in …

  • # 20075

    WALCH, Johannes (1757-1824)

    Allgemeiner Atlas. Nach den bewährtesten Hülfsmitteln und astronomischen Ortsbestimmungen,

    nebst allen neuen Entdeckungen, Säkularisationen, und Entschädigungen. Augsburg : im Verlag bei Johannes Walch, 1812. Small oblong quarto, original cloth backed papered boards (heavily rubbed, corners worn), hand coloured copper engraved title leaf with original owner’s signature, followed by [35] engraved maps, all with some degree of contemporary hand colouring; manuscript foliation and a few …

  • # 19799

    FLYNN, John, Rev.

    The Inlander. A Magazine with no Magazine’s Habits. North Australia Centenary Number. September 1924.

    Sydney : Home Mission Board of the Presbyterian Church of Australia, 1924. New Series no. 1, September 1924. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, 104 pp, illustrated with photographic plates, maps; a fine copy.

  • # 19800

    FLYNN, John, Rev.

    The Inlander. A Voice from the Uttermost Frontiers of Settlement in Australia. Central Australia / A.I.M. Medical Service number. October 1927.

    Sydney : Home Mission Board of the Presbyterian Church of Australia, 1927. New Series no. 19, October 1927. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, 96 pp, illustrated with photographic plates, maps; a fine copy.

  • # 20340

    GRAHAM-STEWART, Michael; McWHANNELL, Francis; DICKSON, Jonathan

    Bitter fruit : Australian photographs to 1963

    Melbourne : Michael Graham-Stewart, 2017. Quarto (285 x 230 mm), cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket, 280 pp, illustrated in colour throughout with hundreds of photographs documenting the collision of Indigenous Australian and European cultures; the photographs, ranging in date from the 1850s to the 1960s and taken in every region of Australia, represent some …

  • # 19405

    ROWAN, (Marian) Ellis (1847-1922)

    Bill Baillie : his life and adventures. (Association copy)

    … With eight coloured illustrations by the author and numerous black and white drawings by Jack Sommers. Melbourne : Whitcombe and Tombs, [1908]. First edition. Small oblong quarto, pictorial cloth over bevelled boards (light rubbing and and mild flecking), an association copy, awarded as a school prize to a young member of the Crompton family …

  • # 19494

    BENNETT, Mary M. (1881-1961)

    Human rights for Aborigines : how can they learn without a teacher?

    Brisbane : Printed by “Truth” and “Sportsman” Ltd., [1957?]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (sunned at edges), lower wrapper with map of Central and Western Aboriginal Reserves and the Rocket Range, staple bound, 63 pp, illustrated, a fine copy. An important work by a significant advocate of Aboriginal rights, based to a large extent on Bennett’s …

  • # 19392

    BROADBENT, James

    The Australian colonial house

    Architecture and society in New South Wales 1788-1842. Sydney : Hordern House in association with the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 1997. Quarto, cloth covered boards, pictorial dust jacket, pp. 400, limited to 2000 copies, contains 24 colour plates and over 100 monochrome plates, contains in-depth academic text on the architecture of houses …