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Sydney: E.S. Hall, George Street, September, 1834.
Sydney rarityOctavo, pp. [ii], ii, lii, 3-90 (complete thus), errata slip; finely bound in full tan polished calf, spine elaborately gilt, bookplates for John Chapman and Tristan Buesst. A beautiful copy of this noted rarity: James Mudie's vindication of his role in...
printed by the Yokohama Seishi Bunsha, 1895.
For the English marketBooklet of eight leaves folded in the Japanese manner within original colour illustrated wrappers with silk ties, 165 x 236 mm., featuring a double page plate of a domestic scene, with additional illustrations of 76 wares. A rare English-language...
Sydney: N.S.W. Government Printer, 1897.
Photographic Panorama of the Sydney Agricultural ShowFive-panel panoramic photograph, highlighted by hand, laid down on canvas, 390 x 3490 mm.; some wear and staining to canvas backing, very lightly cracked at one joint, but overall in very good condition. A rare very large panoramic...
Adelaide: Hussey & Gillingham, circa 1910.
A good man, though on the dull sideOctavo, 100pp., original paper wrappers, front cover detached. Further memories of life in South Australia in the 1860s. Reed had previously published Memories of a Long Life (Adelaide, 1896).
London: Privy Council, 1824-, 1841.
Abolition in TobagoFive folio publications; disbound and perforated where previously stab-sewn. Five separately published parliamentary papers regarding the abolition of slavery in the British Caribbean colonies. The first three papers (dated 1824, 1830 and 1831 respectively) concern the improvement of slaves through religious instruction...
Adelaide: Archibald MacDougall, 1839.
Complete 1839 run of an important Australian newspaperLarge folio, bound volume of fifty issues in contemporary provincial binding (now worn, front board quite loose); aside from some worming to the bottom blank margin with no loss of text an unusually well preserved collection. A wonderfully...
Prosperous Port MacquarieALS, single-sheet 224 x 370 mm, folded to letter-size 4pp (one in cross hatch), wove paper, stamped with rare oval postal handstamp in black only in use for six months. From Ann McDonald, sister of prominent printer and Colonial publisher of the Sydney Herald William...
Probably Venice: variously dated from 1795 to 1825.
Fine Commedia dell'arte watercoloursOblong small quarto album, 185 x 275mm, containing forty-six watercolours of various sizes and shapes ranging from delicate circular vignettes to larger scenes of urban and theatrical life, elegantly bound in nineteenth-century ochre morocco with ornate gilt decoration...
Sydney: The Author, 1885. Folio, lithographic dedication, title and envoi, and 20 lithographs; original publisher's half morocco. One of the rarer nineteenth-century illustrated Australian books in a handsome Sydney binding by W.E. Smith. A journalist, Whitelocke was born in London in 1861. It is not clear when he arrived in...