Western Australia

  • # 19882

    CHAPMAN, Barbara

    The colonial eye : a topographical and artistic record of the life and landscape of Western Australia 1798 – 1914

    Perth : Art Gallery of Western Australia, 1979. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 128, extensively illustrated. A valuable record of colonial art in Western Australia.

  • # 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.

  • # 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 …

  • # 20246

    SAINT-YVES, G. (Georges)

    L’Océanie

    Tours : Alfred Mame et Fils, [c.1900]. Quarto, publisher’s pictorial red percaline decorated and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, pp 398, [1], wood engraved illustrations, maps; text in French; a superb copy. This strikingly beautiful and lavish fin de siècle French children’s book has much significant Australian content. The first 150 pages are devoted to …

  • # 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.

  • # 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 …

  • # 19144

    Seagrass handbags decorated with raffia / by Victor Rees, homecraft specialist.

    Perth, W.A. : Dix Pty. Ltd., 1951. Sixth printing. Octavo, prtinted grey wrappers (mild corner creasing and toning) with colour photographic onlay to front, 16 pp, illustrated with photographic plates and line drawings in the text; a good copy. The sixth printing of Rees’ trade catalogue, first published in 1928, is unrecorded in Australian collections.

  • # 19313

    SMITH, William Ramsay (1859-1937) ; UNAIPON, David (1872-1967)

    Myths and legends of the Australian Aboriginals

    /​ by W. Ramsay Smith ; with sixteen plates in colour by Alice Woodward, and other illustrations. London : George G. Harrap and Co., 1930. First edition. Small quarto, publisher’s pictorial cloth with gilt lettering (fine) in like dust jacket, 356 pp, [63] plates (16 in colour), fore-edges uncut, internally clean and bright; an exceptional …

  • # 18228

    Photographers unknown.

    West Australian Aborigines 1883

    [Title from caption on mount]. Four albumen print photographs, each in carte de visite format (three are 90 x 60 mm; one 85 x 55 mm), mounted recto of a leaf of thick card removed from a nineteenth century album; inscribed in ink at centre of mount ‘West Australian Aborigines 1883’; the album owner decorated …

  • # 16818

    "ELLAKIN" [HARBORD, Ellen M.]

    Down among the red gums : a collection of short poems of the great south-western bushland.

    Perth : Imperial Printing Company Limited, 1938. Octavo, original papered boards with yapp edges, pictorial onlay to front, pp. 34, extensively illustrated by the author in black and white; previous owner’s bookplate to front free endpaper, early gift inscription dated 1939 to half title, light foxing to endpapers; a very good copy.

  • # 18924

    AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES' MISSION

    Australian Aborigines’ advocate : a record of work amongst the dark people of Australia / the organ of the Australian Aborigines’ Mission. May 31, 1927.

    Annandale, NSW : T.E. Colebrook, 1927. Small quarto newspaper, 255 x 195 mm, single sheet folding to form 8 pages; illustrated masthead, text in two columns; a little roughened at top edges, a couple of annotations made by the original owner, else a fine copy. The Australian Aborigines’ Mission (AAM) was an interdenominational Protestant organisation …

  • # 18923

    AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES' MISSION

    Australian Aborigines’ advocate : a record of work amongst the dark people of Australia / the organ of the Australian Aborigines’ Mission. June 30, 1927.

    Annandale, NSW : T.E. Colebrook, 1927. Small quarto newspaper, 255 x 195 mm, single sheet folding to form 8 pages; illustrated masthead, text in two columns; short marginal tears at fore-edges (no loss of text), else a fine copy. The Australian Aborigines’ Mission (AAM) was an interdenominational Protestant organisation active in most states of Australia …