This is a catalogue of books which we will be exhibiting.
BARNETT, P Neville. ARMORIAL BOOK-PLATES: Their Romantic Origin and Artistic
Development. Sydney, Privately Printed. 1932. 172pp. 8vo. Original linen binding. The printed title
plate is pasted to the front cover (as issued) and there is a corner cut from this, else a very good copy.
The Edition de Luxe consists of 120 copies. This is number 106 and is signed by Barnett. Contains
133 illustrations. 34 are tipped in, one of which is a linocut by George D Perrottet and 23 are etched.
Artists include Adrian Feint, L Roy Davies, Ella Dwyer. These bookplates are drawn for Sir Charles
Kingsford Smith, Douglas Mawson, Edgeworth David, Captain Francis De Groot, etc. The difference
between this edition and the larger limited edition seems to be in the number of original etched book
plates. The other edition has 5 etched whilst this has 23 original etched bookplates.
BARRY, Sir Edward. Observations Historical, Critical and Medical, on the Wines of the Ancients.
And the Analogy Between Them and Modern Wines. With General Observations on the Principles
and Qualities of Water, and in particular those of Bath.: London, T Cadell. 1775 1ST Edition. 480pp.
Quarto. Old leather covered boards (contemporary to the book) and rebacked with a twenty first
centurt leather spine. Very good copy with just a little wear to the leather covered boards. Frontspiece
and two vignettes on the title page. Signed Leo Buring London Oct 23rd 1922. Bookplate of Max
Lake which was designed by Brett Whiteley. Gabler (Wine Into Words) notes that this is the first book
in the English language that discusses modern wines. Rare and with a very good provenance. $2000
BOYD, Mark. REMINISCENCES OF FIFTY YEARS: 'A chields amang ye taking notes'. London,
Longmans, Green, and Co. 1871. 466pp. 8vo. Original cloth A very good copy. F7332. The author
was the brother of Benjamin Boyd and this book is a collection of anecdotes with some Australian
content. Inscribed "With the kind regards and esteem of the Author".
BROADBENT, James. THE AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL HOUSE: Architecture and society in
New South Wales 1788-1842. Sydney, Hordern House. 1997. 400pp. 4to. Original cloth in
dustwrapper. Very good copy. Illustrated.
BURKE, Thomas. NIGHTS IN TOWN: London, George Allen & Unwin. 1915 1st edition. 410pp.
8vo. Original illustrated cloth NO dustwrapper. Spine faded and a little fading to the top of the front
panel else a very good copy. There is an undated typed and signed letter from the author adhered
by one corner to the front endpaper. The letter is address to Sister Evans (a nursing sister) in
appreciation of the care from her and the hospital staff.
COOK, Complete set of the voyages of Captain Cook in 9 Volumes with the Folio atlas. [FIRST
VOYAGE.] HAWKESWORTH, JOHN. An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His
Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere. London: W. Strahan and T.
Cadell, 1773. 3 volumes. , xlviii, 456; xiv, 410; 396 pp. 52 engraved plates, maps and charts,
many folding or double-page. Second edition.
[SECOND VOYAGE.] COOK, JAMES. A
Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World .London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1779. 2
volumes. xl, 378; viii, 396 pp. 64 engraved plates, maps and charts, many folding or double-page,
folding letterpress table. Third edition. [THIRD VOYAGE.] COOK, JAMES, AND JAMES KING.
A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken, by the Command of His Majesty, for Making
Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. London: W. and A. Strahan, 1784. 3 text volumes, plus
atlas. , xcvi, 422; [xii], 550; [xii], 560 pp. Text with 25 engraved plates, maps and charts, many
folding or double-page, folding letterpress table; atlas with 62 engraved plates, maps and charts, one
folding, one double-page. First edition.Together, 8 volumes plus atlas. 4to (29 x 22 cm) and folio (55
x 41 cm) : London, W. Strahan and T. Cadell . 1773; 1779 and 1784. Text in uniform 19th
century tree calf , spines with much gilt and maritime devices; atlas in 19th century half leather .
Some old ink marginalia giving titles to a few of the plates. Just a few of the plates have a little
toning to the edges, some have light offsetting or spotting, a few stub-tears and very occasional
trimming, first and last few leaves of each volume lightly toned. The bindings are very attractive with
the atlas a little rubbed on the spine. A very good set of this important work.
COOK , Samuel . THE JENOLAN CAVES: AN EXCURSION IN AUSTRALIAN
WONDERLAND : London , Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1889. 190pp. Large 8vo . Original blue cloth with
gilt decoration and title to the front cover and spine. A couple of spots of foxing mainly to the
endpapers. A very good copy. Complete with twenty four plates and a map . This is a very good tight
copy of a book which is not normally found in such great condition.
CRAWFORD, I.M. THE ART OF THE WANDJINA: Aboriginal Cave Paintings in Kimberley,
Western Australia. Melbourne, Oxford University Press. 1968 1st edition. 144pp. 8vo. Original cloth
in priceclipped dustwrapper . Very good copy. Black & white and colour photographs. Illustrated
accounts of ancient Aboriginal paintings in the Kimberley district of north-western Australia. $300
ETHERIDGE, R. THE DENDROGLYTHS OR "CARVED TREES" OF NEW SOUTH WALES:
Memoirs of the Geoogical Survey of New South Wales Ethnological Series No 3. Sydney, William
Applegate Government Printer. 1918. 104pp. 24 x 30 cm. Original cloth backed boards. A very good
copy. 39 full page plates and a large fold out map. A very scarce book describing and with
photographs all known Aboriginal carved trees in NSW.
FAHY, Kevin, Christina Simpson & Andrew Simpson. NINETEENTH CENTURY
AUSTRALIAN FURNITURE: Sydney, David Ell Press. 1985. 624pp. 25 x 33 cms. Original cloth in
dustwrapper. Dustwrapper unevenly faded and with one small tear otherwise a very good copy.
Numerous colour and black and white illustrations. An encyclopaedic work on the subject. Edition
limited to 2000 copies.
FEDERATION DAY PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM: A photo album with the covers somewhat buckled
and worn. Contains 30 photographs all measuring 15.5 x 11 cms. The photos depict scenes,
probably from Melbourne, of the various monuments erected for the special day. The images vary in
quality but this is an interesting and unusual album from the special day of celebrations.
GAUNT, Mary. As The Whirlwind Passeth: London, John Murray. 1923 2nd Impression with the
advertisements dated August 1923. 314pp. Octavo size. Original cloth binding in a dustwrapper
designed by M V Rudge. Very good copy. Mary Gaunt, born in Victoria, was one of the first two
women admitted to Melbourne University. She lived for a while in Warrnambool and after the death
of her doctor husband she travelled extensively. She wrote 20 novels and six travel books. Very
scare especially in this beautiful condition.
GETTY, Alice. GODS OF NORTHERN BUDDHISM: Their History, Iconography & Progressive
Evolution Through the Northern Buddhist Countries. with a General Introduction On Buddhism
Translated From the French of J. Deniker. Illustrations From The Collections Of Henry H. Getty:
Oxford, At The Clarendon Press. 1928 2nd edition. 220pp. Large 8vo. A very good copy in the
original cloth with 67 full page plates, eight of which are in colour.
GRIMSHAW, Beatrice. THE NEW NEW GUINEA: London, Hutchinson. 1910 1st Edition. 322pp.
Thick 8vo. A small wrinkle on the spine else a very good copy in the original cloth with 47 black and
white photographic illustrations and a large fold out map. Top edge gilt.
HADDON, A C. REPORTS OF THE CAMBRIDGE ANTHROPOLOGICAL EXPEDITION TO
TORRES STRAITS: Volume VI : Sociology, Magic and Religion of the Eastern Islanders by A C
Haddon, W H Rivers, A Wilkin & C S Myers. Cambridge, At The University Press. 1908. 316pp. 18
x 26 cms. Original cloth. Cancelled library stamp on the title page else a very good copy. Black and
white maps and photographs and drawings.
HADDON, A C (Editor) . REPORTS OF THE CAMBRIDGE ANTHROPOLOGICAL
EXPEDITION TO TORRES STRAITS Volume 111: Linguistics by Sidney Ray: Cambridge, At The
University Press. 1907. 529pp. 18 x 26 cms. Original cloth. A very good copy. Scarce.
Hanway, James. AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE BRITISH TRADE OVER THE
CASPIAN SEA: With a Journal of Travels from London through Russia into Persia; and back again
through Russia, Germany and Holland. To which are added, The Revolutions of Persia during the
Present Century. : to which are added, the revolutions of Persia during the present century, with the
particular history of the great usurper Nadir Kouli : illustrated with maps and copper-plates : London,
Sold by Mr. Dodsley, in Pall-mall; Mr. Nourse, Mr. Millar, Mr. Vaillant, and Mr. Patterson, in the
Strand; Mr. Waugh, in Lombard Street; and Mr. Willock, in Cornhill . 1753. 399 ; 374 ; 255 and
301pp. Quarto. Twentieth century rebinding of half leather and marbled boards. Very good copy with
a little foxing to a few pages. Nine folding maps and nineteen engraved plates. Complete with all
folding maps and plates. Its four volumes but bound into three.
HELD, Dr G J. THE PAPUAS OF WAROPEN: The Hague, Martinus Nijhoff. 1957 1st edition.
384pp. 8vo. Very good copy in the original cloth. 77 photographic illustrations, line drawings
throughout the text and a large foldout map at the rear.
Henderson, Alexander. The History of Ancient and Modern Wines : London, Baldwin, Craddock,
and Joy. 1824 1st edition. 408pp. Quarto. Twentieth Century Binding in full leather . Very good copy.
Illustrated initial at the start of each chapter as well as a couple of vignettes.
HOBART, Robertson. DANGEROUS CARGOES: London, Robert Hale. 1960 1st edition. Very
good tight copy in attractive dustwrapper. Pseudonym of Australian writer Norman Lee who also
wrote as Raymond Marshall and Mark Corrigan. Australian crime fiction and very scarce in any
condition let alone in this fabulous state.
HONG KONG: With the Compliments of the Hong Kong Tourist Association. Hong Kong
Government Government Public Relations Office. No date but 1953. 48pp. 11.5 x 18 cms. Original
paper wrappersv. Very good copy. Colour maps on the endpapers and lots of black and white
HORNE, Herbert P.. THE BINDING OF BOOKS: An Essay in the History of Gold-Tooled
Bindings. London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co.. 1895 2nd edition. 8vo. Original Cloth. A
very good copy. Black and white illustrations.
HUNTER LAND GRANT, Rare Land Grant signed by John Hunter, second Governor of NSWLot
title: Original paper document, framed, 37 x 46 CMS, wholy in manuscript, in English: "By His
Excellency John Hunter Esq Captain General, & Governor in Chief, in & over His Majesty's Territory
of New South Wales, its Dependencies &c. &c. &c." (Heading). Fully signed "John Hunter" at
bottom right. A land grant to James Smith of 30 acres in the District of Mulgrave to be known as
"Smith's Farm", signed and date dated 1st June, 1797 at Government House, Sydney. An important
early Australian document with the winessing signatures of Charles Grimes and Henry Waterhouse.
Charles Grimes was surveyor-general of New South Wales and is best know as the first European to
discover the Yarra River in Victoria in 1803. Henry Waterhouse was the first to import the Merino
sheep to Australia and supplied lambs to John MacArthur and William Cox.: There are not too
many of these documents in existence. Its hand written just 9 years after the arrival of the white man
and hence very scarce. Mulgrave is in the Windsor district.
IDRIESS, Ion. SHOOT TO KILL: The Australian Guerilla Book 1. Sydney, Angus and Robertson.
1942 1st edition. 85pp. 12 x 17 cms. Original paper wrappers with a new spine. The front wrapper has
a little silverfish damage and there is a little foxing but still a good copy of a scarce book. The first
of Idriess's Guerilla books in which he advocated that all Australians, men and women from
teenagers to ninety year olds, should own a gun, know how to use it and take it wherever they go. All
the Guerilla books by Idreiss are scarce in first edition.
The Ladies Pocket Magazine 1827 Volume 1: London, Joseph Robins . 1827. 244pp. Duodecimo.
Bound in half leather and marbled boards A very good copy. Frontspiece and another five full page
engraved plates. A quaint wiomens magazine with poetry, short stories and advice.
LANG, J D. AN HISTORICAL AND STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF NEW SOUTH WALES:
Both as a Penal Settlement and as a British Colony. London, Cochrane and M'Crone. 1834 1st
edition. 401 & 443pp. 8vo. Original cloth rebacked with the original spine laid down. New endpapers.
Very clean copy. Volume one has a very large foldout map, the outline of which is hand coloured.
This volume was reprinted many times but this first edition is rare.
LAWSON, Henry. ON THE TRACK and OVER THE SLIPRAILS: Sydney, Angus and Robertson.
1900 1st edition. 157 & 167pp. Octavo. Original cloth, a very good copy. Two volumes bound into
one as issued. The titles were published simultaneously (or at least in the same year) in the
Commonwealth Series in paperback as separate books. The advertisements arte dated September
1900 indicating that this is a later issue of the first edition. The prefacxe is dated March 1900. Rare
in such good condition.
LINDSAY, Norman. PAINTINGS IN OIL: Fourteen Reproductions in Colour from Original Oil
Paintings, and 16 half-tone plates reproduced in Black and White; with Essays by Douglas Stewart
and Norman Lindsay. Sydney, The Shepherd Press. 1945. 4to. Original boards with the scarce
wrapper in four pieces - the front and rear panel and both the flaps. In very good condition. As
issued there is a strip of white tape strengthening the join of the endpapers to the spine at the front and
rear. The front and the rear covers have a very small water mark. Internally very good. Tipped-in
colour plates throughout. Number 846 in an edition of 1000 copies. With facsimile of the author's
signature on both the limitation page aand the last page of text. This facsimile signature is often
described as the real thing but it is a printed signature. This copy is signed and inscribed by Lindsay
on the front endpaper "To my friend P Ritchie Norman Lindsay.
McCORMICK, Tim, Robert Irving, Elizabeth Imashev, Judy Nelson, & Gordon Bull.
VIEWS OF AUSTRALIA 1788-1825: A History of Early Sydney. Foreward by Bernard
Sydney, David Ell Press. 1987. 340pp. 4to. Original cloth in dustwrapper . Very good copy .
plates. Comprehensively documents and catalogues all known views of Sydney for the
MARTIANUS, Prosperus. Magnus Hippocrates Cous Prosperi Martiani Medici Romani
Notationibus Explicatus. Opus Desideratum.: Venice, Guerilious. 1652. 492pp. Folio. Twentieth
centry binding with imitation vellum spine and marbled covered boards.. Very good copy. Large
vignette on the title page and no other illustrations. This is an early commentary on the writings of
Hippocrates whose work had been nelected for centuries before the revival of his reputation about
MEANJIN, The first fifteen issues of Meanjin. Meanjin Papers Number 1 Contemporary
Queensland Verse Christmas 1940 through to Volume 3 Number 2 Winter 1944. The first issue is a
slender 8 page pamphlet in a numbered edition of 250 copies. The first six issues are all limited to
250 copies. After this the print runs were expanded: These copies are all in very good condition and
its rare to find any of these particular issues on the market.
Quitman, Frederick Henry. A Treatise on Magic, Or On the Intercourse Between Spirits and Men:
with Annotations: Albany (USA), Balance Press. 1810. 316pp. 76 pages with the errata slip pasted
to the last page of text. 10.5 x 17 cm Contemporary quarter leather with marbled boards a little worn.
Triangular piece cut from the title page not affecting text but still a good copy. The Author was
a Lutheran minister and a Professor of Divinity in New York and the author was heavily influenced
by his family's religious work in the West Indies.
RIDLEY, Rev William . Kamilaroi and Other Australian Languages. Second Edition Revised and
Enlarged by the Author; with Comparative Tables of Words From Twenty Australian Languages and
Songs, Traditions, Laws and Customs of the Australian Race by William Ridley. : Sydney, Thomas
Richards Government Printed . 1875. 172pp. 4to. Original cloth Some splitting and wear to the spine.
A little foxing especially to the tissue guard for the frontspiece. Very good copy. Illustrated. Has A
nine line handwritten presentation inscription by the author to Rev John Dunmore Lang. Ferguson
SCHOFIELD, Anne & Kevin Fahy. AUSTRALIAN JEWELLERY: 19th and Early 20th Century.
Sydney, David Ell Press. 1990. 286pp. 4to (26 x 29 cm). Original cloth in dustwrapper. Very good
copy. Illustrated. The definitive reference book on the subject.
STAPLEDON, W Olaf. LAST MEN IN LONDON: London, Methuen & Co. 1932. 312pp. 8vo.
Original blue cloth in dustwrapper. There is a small mark on the front and rear cloth covers. The
dustwrapper is chipped at the top of the spine. The front panel has a faint tide mark This is still a
very good copy of a book which is rare in first edition and very rare in first edition in dustwrapper.
This is the first issue of the first edition with the catalogue at the rear having the correct date. $3000
TOMLINSON, William & Richard Masters. BOOKCLOTH 1823 - 1980: A Study of Early Use
and the Rise of Manufacture Winterbottom's Dominance of the Trade in Britain and America
Production Methods and Costs and the Identification of Qualities and Designs. Stockport, Dorothy
Tomlinson. 1996. 143pp. 18 x 25 cms. Original cloth in a cloth slipcase. Very good copy. Colour and
black and white illustrations. Included at the rear is an eleven page sample section with feeler
samples of 66 Victorian-type and other bookcloths.
TOVEY, Charles. WINE AND WINE COUNTRIES A RECORD AND MANUAL FOR WINE
MERCHANTS AND WINE CONSUMERS: London, Hamilton, Adams. 1862 1st edition. 365pp. 11
x 17 cm. Original cloth with a 3 cm and a 2 cm split to the cloth between the covers and spine. A very
good copy. Includes a 22 pages section on Wines of Australia written by Mr Busby. Bookplate of
Max Lake designed by Brett Whileley adhered to the front endpaper.
WAGNER, Richard. The Rhinegold & The Valkyrie : With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham.
London & New York, William Heinemann & Doubleday. 1910 1ST Rackham Edition. Folio.
Original vellum with gilt decorations and title to the spine and front cover. Top edge gilt and other
edges uncut. 35 tipped in colour plates by Arthur Rackham. Number 506 in an edition of Eleven
Hundred and Fifty copies Signed by Arthur Rackham.
WAGNER, Richard. Siegfried and the Twilight of the Gods: London & New York, William
Heinemann & Doubleday. 1911 1ST Rackham Edition. Folio. Original vellum with gilt decorations
and title to the spine and front cover. Top edge gilt and other edges uncut. 30 tipped in colour plates
by Arthur Rackham. Number 655 in an edition of Eleven Hundred and Fifty copies Signed by
WEBB, Rev. T.T. THE ABORIGINES OF EAST ARNHEM LAND AUSTRALIA: Melbourne, The
Methodists Layman's Missionary Movement Victoria. 1934. 39pp. 8vo. Original wrappers. Very
good copy. Text of the Ninth Methodist Laymen's Memorial Lecture delivered at the Wesley Church,
Melbourne 1934. Author was Methodist Missionary to North Australian Aborigines.
WOOLF, Virginia. ORLANDO A BIOGRAPHY: New York, Crosby Gaige. 1928 1st US Edition.
333pp. Octavo size. Original green cloth with a gilt publishers device stamped to the front cover and
gilt decoration to the spine. An embossed library stamp (The Easter Baptist Theological Seminary) to
the bottom of the title page and the final index page. A very good copy. Number 504 in an edition of
800 copies. Signed in ink on the verso of the half title page.