A significant unofficial photographic record of the Western Front in 1918, taken with a private camera by a young Australian soldier from Perth; a total of 267 photographs contained in four albums. Private Laurence Lee, 7994, 16th Battalion, 27th Reinforcement, A.I.F., a labourer from Western Australia, enlisted at Perth on 29 August 1917, at the age of 19. His …
B. STEIN & CO.
Perth : B. Stein & Co., Barrack Street, [c.1880]. Square octavo, original cloth backed blue pebbled cloth boards with gilt lettering and ornament (some wear to the edges and corners), containing a concertina foldout with  panels of leporello views of Western Australia, each 180 x 140 mm, including panoramic views of Perth, Fremantle and Albany; …
PELSAERT, François, 1595-1630
Ongeluckige voyagie van het schip Batavia uytgevaren onder’t beleydt van den E. Francois Pelsaert, na Oost-Indien, en gebleven is op de Abrollos van Frederick Houtman, … Verhalende ‘t verongelucken des schips / en de grouwelijcke moordery onder ‘t scheeps-volck / op ‘t eylandt Bataviers Kerckhof, nevens de justitie gedaen sen de moetwillige in de jaren 1628 en 1629.
A rare early illustrated edition of Pelsaert’s account of the wreck of the Batavia. Amsterdam : Gillis Joosten Saeghman, n.d. [circa 1663]. Small quarto, later half vellum over marbled boards (rubbed), manuscript title to spine; ex libris bookplates to endpapers; pp 44, title page with woodcut vignette (paper repair to the gutter), allegorical woodcut verso; 6 copperplate vignette illustrations in the text, which is …
Perth : Jack Edmonds, c. 1980s. Oblong quarto, self-wrappers, pp. 28, photographic illustrations.
STANTON, Don E.
Bermagui Sth., N.S.W. : Maranatha Revival Crusade, . Series: Monthly Message, no. 26. Octavo, pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with stain), stapled, 112 pp, illustrated; a couple of annotations in biro, otherwise a very good copy. “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (title page). Christian religious pamphlet written by an …
[Melbourne : The author, 1974?]. Quarto, 5 pp, stapled, roneo printed; mild horizontal crease, but a good copy. Questions prepared by the author, Andrew Markus, to aid interpretation of his book From the barrel of a gun : the oppression of the Aborigines, 1860-1900 (West Melbourne, Vic. : Victorian Historical Association, 1974), which focuses on conflict between …
PARKER, R.S. (Robert Stewart) et al.
Spring Forum ; 1955 ; Proceedings. Sydney : Australian Institute of Polictical Science, 1955. Quarto, original card covers, roneo printed, 90 pp, 1 folding table, 3 folding maps; a very good copy. Contains four papers delivered at the Armidale forum by R.S. Parker (New states for Australia : why new states?), J. MacDonald Holmes (The proposed …
ROSE STEREOGRAPH CO.
forming up on the Thames Embankment. Melbourne ; Sydney ; Wellington ; London : The Rose Stereograph Co., . Stereoscopic gelatin silver print photograph (mount 95 x 175 mm), from the series Great suffragette demonstration in London, serial no. 11,954, printed title beneath the images; recto of mount imprinted The Rose Stereographs Melbourne ; Sydney …
GOESIN, Petrus de
van Landen en Gewesten met Wateren en Zee-en sig bevinden, en door Bergen, Rivieren en Stroomen onderscheiden zyn; als mede den principaelsten Koophandel die in elke Landen verrigt worden. Tot Gend [Ghent] : Petrus de Goesin, . Duodecimo, contemporary calf (heavily rubbed and scuffed), spine with raised bands, compartments with stamped floral design in gilt …
DEPERTHES, Jean-Louis-Hubert-Simon (1730-1792)
hivernements, délaissemens, incendies, famines, famines, & autres evénements funestes sur mer, qui ont été publiées depuis le quinzieme siecle jusqu'à présens. Par M.D. … … A Paris : Chez Cuchet, Libraire, rue & maison Serpente, An III me. de la République [1794-95]. First edition. Three volumes, octavo, original plain grey wrappers, spines with contemporary printed …
Ink and wash on paper, 350 x 455 mm (sheet); laid down on modern backing sheet; some loss along the early vertical fold line (mainly at the extremities) and in bottom left corner of sheet. A relatively early manuscript map showing Australia and Van Diemen's Land, as well as New Guinea and parts of the …
FLINDERS, Matthew (1774-1814)
undertaken for the purpose of completing the discovery of that vast country, and prosecuted in the years 1801, 1802, and 1803, in His Majesty's ship the Investigator and subsequently in the armed vessel Porpoise and Cumberland Schooner. With an account of the shipwreck of the Porpoise, arrival of the Cumberland at Mauritius, and imprisonment of the …
[ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE]
[Kalgoorlie] : School of the Air, . Folio, original pictorial green wrappers with Royal Flying Doctor Service logo, staple bound,  pp, roneo printed, illustrated; includes annual report for 1965, list of students (all from remote Western Australian stations), and pupils' contributions; a very good copy. Appears unrecorded in Australian collections.
AUSTRALIA. DEPARTMENT OF MARKETS AND MIGRATION.
/ issued on behalf of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia under the authority of the Minister for Markets and Migration. Melbourne : Dept. of Markets and Migration, 1926. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers, 96 pp, black and white photographic illustrations, statistical tables; a fine copy. Copies of this edition are recorded in four …
[Melbourne?] : Commonwealth Railways, [1960?]. Single sheet, 180 x 720 mm, folding to form  pp, 180 x 180 mm, one side contains a spectacular 4 panel map of the route from Port Pirie to Kalgoorlie; the reverse side with colour illustrations, and accompanying text, including a brief history of the Trans-Australian Railway; a fine …
Kalgoorlie, W.A. : E. S. Wigg & Son, . Oblong quarto, publisher's printed wrappers (lower edge discoloured, some small tears), original cord ties,  pp, illustrated with half-tone photographic views of Kalgoorlie and Boulder, a very good copy. Four copies are recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; …
Paris ; Lyon : Lecoffre fils et cie., . First edition. Large octavo, contemporary quarter green morocco over marbled papered boards (repair to top corner of lower board, otherwise fine), spine with raised bands, gilt lettering and ornament, pp viii, 385, illustrated with 36 engraved plates (1 double-page), large folding map, Vocabulaire australien (Aboriginal glossary) …
WESTERN AUSTRALIA. GOVERNMENT TOURIST BUREAU.
[Perth, W.A. : Government Tourist Bureau, 1937 or 1938]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, staple bound,  pp, with sepia tone photographic illustrations and  full-page colour plates of native flowers, a very good copy. The text begins “Looking back 109 years”, which suggests a publication date of 1937 or possibly 1938.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA. GOVERNMENT TOURIST AND PUBLICITY BUREAU.
Perth : Govt. Tourist and Publicity Bureau, 1951. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 36 pp, illustrated, map, a fine copy. Copies of the 1952 issue are recorded in two Australian collections (State Library of Western Australia; National Library of Australia).
METRO TOURS PTY. LTD.; W.A. GOVERNMENT TOURIST BUREAU.
with an itinerary planned for your pleasure. Perth : Metro Tours Pty. Ltd. in conjunction with W.A. Government Tourist Bureau, [c.1955]. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, stapled,  pp, illustrated, lower wrapper with map, with roneo printed itinerary and passenger list insert signed by several of the tour participants; mild vertical fold, a good copy. Unrecorded in …
Five photographic glass magic lantern slides, each 82 x 82 mm, each with original label with typed caption and sequence number, one with modern reinforcing tape around the edges, otherwise all are in fine condition. The captions read: 95. Southern Cross Mine; 96. Coolgardie; 97. Desert coaching; 99. Great Boulder Mine; 100. Londonderry Mine.
ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF W.A.
Perth [W.A.] : Govt. Printer, [1929?]. Colour map, 480 x 850 mm, folding into blue linen covers, 250 x 115 mm, with printed title and index map to front, inside front cover with printed key, scale 1:633 600, relief shown by hachures, a very good copy. This map, although separately issued, is one of a …
1880-1885. A fine nineteenth century album of photographs compiled by a traveller. Oblong folio, 290 x 430 mm, full leather with blind tooled decoration, upper and lower boards with gilt ornament and upper board titled in gilt Australian Photographs, inner boards with gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, containing  albumen print photographs in …
Australia. High Commission (Great Britain)
Londres : publication Officielle rédigée sous lad direction du Haut Commissaire du Gouvernement Australien en Angleterre, [c.1913]. Octavo, publisher's pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with small tape repair at fore-edge), 48 pp, illustrated with half tone photographic plates, map, a very good copy of a scarce booklet intended for prospective French-speaking emigrants to Australia. A single …
Western Australia. Government Tourist Bureau
[Perth, W.A. : Government Tourist Bureau, 1928]. Small quarto, original stiff printed wrappers printed in black on gold paper, 23,  pp (designed to be folded into the covers), half tone photographic illustrations, Govt. printer's date of 1928 on the final page, some pale foxing to the outer leaves, otherwise a fine copy. An attractively …
Respectfully dedicated to Major Sir T.L. Mitchell K.t D.C.L. F.G.S. &c Surveyor General of New South Wales …. London : James Wyld, [c.1848]. Engraved map with hand colouring, 620 x 1000 mm, dissected and laid on linen and edged in green silk, as issued, folding to 210 x 130 mm, in original card slipcase with …
the Company's jubilee … Melbourne : Howard Smith Company, 1905. Small oblong quarto, original pictorial red cloth boards, gilt (rubbed), frontispiece colour map, vii, 256 pp, sepia photographic illustrations throughout, numerous advertisements, index,internally clean and sound; the contents page calls for 5 street plans of capital cities, but these are lacking, apparently not included in this …
Perth : Paterson Brokensha Pty Ltd, . Octavo, cloth in dustjacket with photograph of The Golden Mile, Kalgoorlie, pp. 146, illustrated. A history of Western Australia from discovery and settlement, including chapters on Fremantle, Geraldton, Albany, Esperance, Broome, Bunbury etc.
/ compiled by the Poison Plants Committee. Melbourne : Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pamphlet no. 49., 1934. Octavo, printed brown wrappers (ownership inscription to upper front), 44 pp, illustrated with  full page botanical plates, a fine copy.
APPLEYARD, R.T.; MANFORD, Toby
Nedlands, W.A. : University of Western Australia Press, 1980. Small quarto, laminated pictorial card covers (price sticker mark to front), ownership inscription to half title, 239 pp, illustrated in colour and black and white, a good copy.
Western Australia. Dept. of Lands and Surveys.
/ issued under direction of M.F. Troy, Minister for Lands. Perth [W.A.] : Fred. Wm. Simpson, Government Printer, 1928. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper foxed around the edges), 94 pp, 2 folding maps (1 colour), half-tone photographic illustrations, contents clean and sound. Copies of this edition are recorded in four Australian collections (National Library of …
Western Australia. Government Tourist Bureau
[Perth, W.A. : Government Tourist Bureau, 1937 or 1938]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with mild foxing), staple bound,  pp, with sepia tone photographic illustrations and  full-page colour plates of native flowers, a good copy. The text begins “Looking back 109 years”, which suggests a publication date of 1937 or possibly 1938.
The Albany Advertiser (1932) Ltd.
[Albany, W.A.] : The Albany Advertiser (1932) Ltd., n.d. [c.1954]. Oblong octavo, pictorial wrappers, upper wrapper with handwritten date 11/4/54, 28 pp, illustrated throughout with photographic plates, a good copy. Note that copies of another edition (33 pages) in the National Library of Australia and State Library of Western Australia are catalogued with an incorrect …
New York : Arbuckle Bros., . Trade card, 68 x 138 mm, recto with chromolithographed design incorporating images of kangaroo, black swan, gold miner and sheep; verso with information about Arbuckle Bros' coffee; in fine condition. The map lists some places which today may seem obscure, but which around 1890 were significant for their mining …
[Western Australia. Government]
programme and general information. [Perth, W.A. : F.W. Simpson, Govt. Printer], 1924. Cover title: Visit of His Majesty's Special Service Squadron to Western Australia. Quarto, pictorial card covers (a tiny amount of pale foxing to upper wrapper), original ribbon ties, 32 pp, illustrated, map, a near fine copy. Printed primarily for the benefit of the …
Albumen print photograph, 95 x 162 mm, laid down on its original album leaf, contemporary manuscript caption in ink beneath image, 'View of St. Matthew's Church, Guildford, W.A. after the hurricane of 10th March, 1872', no photographer's imprint, the albumen print with slight loss of contrast and some wrinkling in the lower right corner from …
in der Wildniss und den Stätten der Kultur der neuesten Welt. Leipzig : Otto Spamer, 1870. Octavo, original embossed purple cloth boards with fine gilt stamped pictorial design to upper board, spine with gilt lettering and ornament (sunned) x, 374 pp, 120 line drawings in the text,  sepia tinted lithographed plates, 4 maps, internally …
HANLON, Robert (editor)
Melbourne : The Hawthorn Press, 1951. Edition limited to 50 copies. Presentation copy from the author to the writer Frank Clune, inscribed on the foreword 'To my good friend Frank Clune. Bob Hanlon 2/1/52'. Octavo, pictorial card covers (spine sunned), stapled, 31 pp, contents fine. THP 94. Reproduces the text of a letter from a …
Oblong octavo, 150 x 190 mm, brown card covers, the front embossed 'Souvenir', original silk cord ties,  leaves of card with window mounts recto and verso, containing a total of  gelatin silver photographs, each 82 x 115 mm, contemporary caption in ink to the album page beneath each photograph, the prints and album …
Nine albumen silver photographs, format 150 x 200 mm, unmounted, showing views of the Robinson Crusoe, Lady Shenton and Friday mines on the North Coolgardie goldfield, versos with contemporary manuscript captions in ink identifying the locations and explaining the subject matter [these captions most likely written by the photographer], the prints with some corner creasing, curling …
Perth [W.A.] : R.S. Sampson, [circa 1923]. Small oblong quarto, printed wrappers, stapled,  pp, illustrated with full page hal tone photographic plates, a very good copy. Subjects include Soldiers' Convalescent Home, Kalamunda; new G.P.O. Perth (completed in 1923, which helps to date this publication); Perth from an aeroplane; the bridge at Middle Swan; Mylor …
Western Australia. Government Tourist Bureau.
[Perth, W.A.] : Government Printer, . Small quarto, pictorial wrappers (lightly marked, central vertical fold), stapled, 32 pp, colour frontispiece of wildflowers, with half-tone photographic illustrations printed in green and grey, internally clean and sound. 'During 1929 Western Australia will celebrate the first centenary of her existence as a British possession'. (p.3). Scarce. This edition appears …
Arbuckle Bros. Coffee, New York
New York : Arbuckle Bros., . Trade card, 68 x 138 mm, recto with chromolithographed design incorporating images of kangaroo, black swan, gold miner and sheep; verso with information about Arbuckle Bros' coffee. Excellent condition (a mild corner crease at lower right). The map lists some places which today may seem obscure, but which around …
Commentary by Mary Durack. Perth : Imperial Print . Octavo, illustrated wrappers (sunned, small surface loss to top edge of upper wrapper), inscribed in ink by the author 'With best wishes to Miss Allanson, from Elizabeth Durack 10.12.46', 18 pp, internally clean and sound, with a loosely inserted contemporary newspaper clipping about the exhibition. Annotated …
Western Australia. Government Tourist and Publicity Bureau
Perth : West Australian Government Tourist and Publicity Bureau, 1949. Duodecimo, pictorial wrappers (contemporary pencil markings to rear cover), staple bound, 32 pp, illustrated. Two copies of this edition are recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of Western Australia).
FITZGERALD, Robert D.
written by Robert D. FitzGerald ; and decorated by a map and fifteen designs after drawings done by Geoffrey C. Ingleton. Fern Tree Gully Lower, Vic. : Mountainside Press [hand-printed by John T. Kirtley], . Edition limited to 85 copies, this being no. 37, one of the 75 standard copies printed on Georgian semi-rag paper, signed …
Associated Press [Photographer unknown]
Press photograph from the archives of the Baltimore Sun newspaper (image 150 x 205 mm; overall dimensions 210 x 250 mm), with date stamp verso (OCT 25 1952), and accompanying description: 'This official photo, one of a series released for the first time today by British Information Services, shows one of the final stages of …
Stockholm : Albert Bonniers Forlag, 1915. Large octavo, publisher's gilt pictorial green cloth, front pastedown with original owner's book plate, 524 pp,  leaves of plates (some colour), 197 illustrations, 3 maps. Text in Swedish. A very good copy. Extremely well illustrated account of a Swedish scientific expedition to the Kimberley region of northwest Western …
Associated Press [Photographer unknown]
Press photograph, 210 x 180 mm, verso with date stamp MAY 17 1956, and paste-down newspaper clipping from an American newspaper: 'Near Monte Bello, off West Australia – This cloud took shape yesterday. The British Supply Ministry announced an “atomic device” had been detonated'. The British Government tested its first nuclear weapon in Australia at …
VAN RAALTE, Henri (1881 - 1929)
Drypoint etching 1920. 385 x 27cm, framed. A fine Western Australian etching. Spartalis: 49. Provenance: Joseph Brown Sale, Christie’s Melbourne, 2005