Papered boards; gift inscription; a fine copy with the lightly rubbed and sunned dustwrapper with the Winner of the South Australian Government 1982 Biennial Prize for Literature label on the front flap.
Octavo, xiv, 248 pages with 5 comparative graphs and 17 maps plus 22 plates.
Cloth bumped and lightly worn at the extremities, with minor restoration to the head and foot of the spine; acidic paper brittle and uniformly discoloured as ever; minimal restoration of edge chips to the front flyleaf and one text leaf; a very good... Read complete entry
Dornbusch 305; Fielding and O'Neill, page 229; Trigellis-Smith 241.
Large octavo, xviii, 283 pages with 11 maps and diagrams plus 84 plates and endpaper charts.
Synthetic cloth; a very fine copy with the dustwrapper lightly marked, with trifling surface chips to the extremities.
Scarce in any condition (approximately 600 copies only were printed). This copy has the number 369 in ink on the front flyleaf and half-title, and an indecipherable signature (dated 24 April 1972) on the half-title. We strongly suspect this is the name of a member of the battalion, one of the original subscribers, and that the date was the day the book was published. This copy is also signed by two of the authors, Gordon Combe, Frank Ligertwood, as well as John Dowie, the well-known artist, who was a member of the battalion. He is mentioned in the introduction as being responsible 'for the dust jacket and several of the illustrations'.
Large octavo, xviii, 283 pages with 11 maps and diagrams plus 84 plates and endpaper charts.
Synthetic cloth; edges very lightly foxed; essentially a fine copy with the dustwrapper slightly rubbed and bumped at the extremities.
The tiny ownership label of the military book dealer Ken White is on the half-title. Loosely inserted is the original prospectus, minus the detachable order form; it states that the book will be published 'in a restricted edition'. We believe this to be not more than 600 copies; the infrequency with which it turns up certainly seconds this proposal. Trigellis-Smith 414.
Oblong folio,  pages with numerous plates plus endpaper maps.
Cloth with a circular leather onlay (gilt-embossed with the Adelaide City Council's crest); mint.
One quote will suffice: 'Adelaide's 500,000 people are pledged with wholehearted enthusiasm to carry on the splendid traditions of the Games. Acceptance of their invitation would be a firm step to strengthen and perpetuate the unbreakable bonds of Empire'.
Canberra, Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, ANU, 1984/ 1983.
Quarto, (iv), xxxvi, 462, 57 (appendix) pages.
Pictorial card covers, slightly creased, rubbed and marked; a very good copy.
'The study was carried out primarily in two Aboriginal communities in North and Central Australia (Belyuen and Pipalyatjara), but draws upon the experience of the authors in other communities'. CRES Monograph 9.
Small quarto; decorated papered boards; an early ownership signature on front flyleaf; a fine copy with the fine plastic dustwrapper with the ownership sticker of the dedicatee on the rear panel.
Number 15 of 1000 copies. Signed and dated (1st April 1st 1975) by the author, with a remarkable dedication and a relevant black and white snapshot taped to the verso of the half-title and many relevant signatures at rear (including two captains of the club).
Cloth flecked and a little marked; extremities very slightly rubbed, with a small section of the front leading edge slightly worn; first and last pages slightly discoloured (by the acidic boards); a very good copy.
Quarto, one large sheet of card (approximately 510 x 380 mm) printed on one side only and folded twice down to size.
An attractive menu card, printed in red and blue throughout, with the menu and toast list on the centrefold and the last page designed for autographs; in fine condition.
And autographs there from this auspicious year, in which the Club won the premiership in all three grades in the 1958-59 season. Sir Don Bradman proposed the toast to the Club, and he is one of the signatories, along with Clarrie Grimmett, the Club coach. Among the more than fifty other signatures (all but one in ink) are the following Test and State players: Alec Barker, Bert Bedford, Leon Hill, Alan Hitchcox [Hitchcock?], Gil Langley, Brian Leak, Bob Lee, Douglas McKay, Roy Middleton, 'Nip' Pellew, Colin Pinch, Ross Stanford, Cecil Starr and Rolly Vaughton. The oldest former Club member, A.P. May, born in 1873, has also added his signature. The original owner of the menu has written his ownership details at the head of the first and last pages.
Octavo, 16 pages with numerous local advertisements.
Pictorial card covers; a fine copy.
A pre-match souvenir of the first international match in Mount Gambier - a South Australian Country XI versus India on its first tour of Australia - 'indutiably the outstanding event in the cricketing annals of the South-East'. India won by an innings and 106 runs (although they lost the five-match Test series 4-0). Not in Padwick; not in 'Not in Padwick'; not in Trove. Offered together with the combined teams' group photograph, 'Indian X. v. Sth. Aus. Country XI. Vansittart Park, Mount Gambier, January 20-21, 1948', with all present identified in print on the mount below the image (280 x 300 mm overall). The photographer is Arthur & Son, Mount Gambier. The mount is lightly marked, with one corner creased; the photograph is in fine condition.
The photograph (218 x 294 mm) is laid down as issued on the original printed mount; the photographer is E. Ziegler, 40 Elizabeth St, Norwood (Ernest Charles Victor Ziegler, active 1879-1925). The photograph and mount are in superb condition, behind glass in the original frame. 'The Advertiser' (11 December 1931) sets the scene for these Inter-Collegiate matches: 'Today the annual cricket match between St Peter's and Prince Alfred Colleges will begin at the Adelaide Oval. Last year the game was played at Prince Alfred College, the first time in the history of the matches [first played in 1878] that the Adelaide Oval was not available. The match is one of the most important cricket events outside first-class matches in South Australia, although in recent years it has failed to [sic] the importance and drawing power of inter-collegiate matches played before the war. Many famous cricketers have graduated from the college teams'. The 1910 SPSC team was no exception; sitting next to each other are C.E. Pellew and Vice-Captain A.G. Moyes. 'Nip' Pellew played for South Australia (1913-14 to 1928-29), the AIF Touring XI (1919 to 1919-20) and Australia (ten Tests in 1920-21). Johnny Moyes, a 'promising young cricketer ... had represented (1912-15) South Australia (making a century on debut), been chosen (1914) for Australia in a tour (cancelled due to World War I) against South Africa, and played for Victoria in 1920. In Sydney, he achieved one of the highest individual scores in grade cricket when he made 218 runs in 83 minutes for the Gordon District Cricket Club in 1922.... he served as a New South Wales selector (1926-27) and wanted (Sir) Donald Bradman to play for the State' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). For many years, he worked as a journalist (including fifteen years as sporting editor of 'The Sun'), and he published thirteen books on cricket. In 1949 he began 'broadcasting sporting sessions for the Australian Broadcasting Commission. In 1950-51 he covered his first Test series, against England. In 1955 he received a full-time contract. As a cricket broadcaster, he became a household name in Australia and New Zealand in the 1950s and early 1960s' (ADB).
Adelaide, South Australian Cricket Association, 1933.
Octavo,  pages with numerous illustrations and advertisements plus cover advertisements.
Attractive pictorial wrappers (the rear one slightly marked); the centrefold scoring sheet has been completed neatly in ink (and the final results for the last three Tests have been entered on the relevant early page); essentially a fine copy.
'International Cricket. England v. Australia. Souvenir of Visit of MCC Team. October 1932 to March 1933. Third Test Match ...' [cover title].
London, Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1887.
Octavo, xii, 368 pages plus a folding colour map (435 x 190 mm).
Original light fawn cloth with extensive gilt floral decoration and attractive gilt lettering; all edges uncut; cloth very lightly marked and slightly rubbed at the extremities, with a tiny amount of wear to the front bottom corner; vertical crease... Read complete entry
'Shortly after the return of Mr Goyder's surveying expedition to Adelaide in April, 1870, my father was appointed Government Resident of the Northern Territory'; 16 year-old Harriet accompanied William Bloomfield Douglas (see the Australian Dictionary of Biography) and the rest of the family north. She spent the better part of the next three years in the Territory (returning south for her marriage in 1871 to a nephew of the late Governor), before leaving for good in 1873 when her father was dismissed for incompetence. Her chatty account based on her personal experiences concludes then (at page 208); the rest of the book is written 'by means of researches in newspapers, official reports and other documents'. Significantly, this copy bears the ownership signature of John Lewis (Benacre, 1910) on the dedication page. The Honorable John Lewis (1844-1923) was an 'Explorer, bushman, drover, roughrider, pastoralist, businessman, legislator'; his father James accompanied Charles Sturt in 1844-45, and one of his sons was the industrialist Essington Lewis. Lewis has pencilled annotations on two pages of text. The notes on the first page relate to gold crushing statistics; the second corrects a passing comment Daly makes about him in relation to a rescue party. On page 227, Daly names the leaders of the party as Messrs. Lewis and Levi; Lewis notes that 'Levi did not go on this trip but went with J. Lewis the following year' (refer to Lewis's autobiography 'Fought and Won', chapters 13 and 14 for the full details). Offered together with a fine copy of the 1984 Hesperian Press facsimile edition. Ferguson 8939 (not noting the map).
Octavo, xii (last one blank), 82,  (colophon) pages plus 2 lithographs by William Wyatt (a double-page plate of 'Method of training the White Mulberry to a standard' and 'The Reeling Machine').
Original yellow card covers with the plain spine expertly renewed; absolutely trifling surface loss to silverfish; essentially a fine copy with the contemporary blind-stamp of Rigby (as bookseller) on the front flyleaf.
Sir Samuel Davenport (1818-1906) was an ardent promoter of agriculture and new industries in South Australia and served as president of both the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society and the South Australian branch of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (Australian Dictionary of Biography). Other new industries discussed in the book are Verdigris and Flower-Farming. Ferguson 8971 (pagination incorrect, and the plates are not recorded).
Foolscap folio, 76 pages plus 2 extremely large folding colour maps: 'Map of Explorations in Central Australia ... 1898 to 1901', showing the geographical and topographical nature of the relevant regions (575x1550mm, with a small section extending beyond the top margin), and one giving details of an 11,000 square mile block prospected by Davidson in the first two years (paper size 622x1747mm).
Recent cloth with titling on the front cover; short tear near the stub of one map expertly repaired; a fine copy.
South Australian Parliamentary Paper Number 27 of 1905; one of only 730 copies. McLaren 7723. The Murchison and Davenport Ranges in 1898 and 1899, and from the vicinity of Tennant Creek westward to within 30 miles of the Western Australian border and back by a circuitous route (Tanami, The Granites) in 1900. Davidson explored one of the few regions that remained unknown at the end of the nineteenth century, and fellow Australian explorer Charles Winnecke considered that 'Mr Davidson's journey, although not quite so extensive, should be classed with that of other leading explorers; his work is of double interest also to us by the fact that it gives us a correct knowledge of the topographical as well as geological nature of the country, which has not been the case with many other explorers'. The last three pages of this paper reprint a lecture on Davidson's explorations given in 1901 by Winnecke, wherein the latter explains how he was responsible for compiling the maps from Davidson's 'bearings and old field notes and plans'. [A copy of the recently published Friends of the State Library of South Australia's edition, reset in octavo format and bound in cloth with a matching map case, is included in the price].
Foolscap folio, 76 pages plus 2 extremely large folding colour maps: 'Map of Explorations in Central Australia ... 1898 to 1901', showing the geographical and topographical nature of the relevant regions (575 x 1550 mm, with a small section extending beyond the top margin), and one giving details of an 11,000 square mile block prospected by Davidson in the first two years (paper size 622 x 1747 mm).
Recent cloth with titling in gilt on the front cover; first (title) page a little unevenly sunned near the front bottom corner and along the bottom edge, with a few tiny light marks; expert restoration to a tiny cut to the bottom edge of the last... Read complete entry
South Australian Parliamentary Paper Number 27 of 1905; one of only 730 copies. McLaren 7723. The Murchison and Davenport Ranges in 1898 and 1899, and from the vicinity of Tennant Creek westward to within 30 miles of the Western Australian border and back by a circuitous route (Tanami, The Granites) in 1900. Davidson explored one of the few regions that remained unknown at the end of the nineteenth century, and fellow Australian explorer Charles Winnecke considered that 'Mr Davidson's journey, although not quite so extensive, should be classed with that of other leading explorers; his work is of double interest also to us by the fact that it gives us a correct knowledge of the topographical as well as geological nature of the country, which has not been the case with many other explorers'. The last three pages of this paper reprint a lecture on Davidson's explorations given in 1901 by Winnecke, wherein the latter explains how he was responsible for compiling the maps from Davidson's 'bearings and old field notes and plans'.
Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 2005/ 1905.
Octavo, approximately xl, 230 pages plus a few plates (new to this edition) and 2 extremely large folding colour maps (presented as 5 maps in this edition).
Blind-stamped cloth with the matching map case; a fine set.
The original and only other edition was South Australian Parliamentary Paper Number 27 of 1905, limited to 730 copies (McLaren 7723). This new reset edition is one of the FSLSA's Australian Parliamentary Editions series, limited to only 300 copies, with the first 99 copies numbered and bound in quarter leather (and now out of print). The lengthy introduction by Valmai Hankel 'reveals for the first time details of his busy and adventurous life, and includes the first photographs of him to be published'.
The plates are mounted on the rectos only of card leaves in a contemporary full leather album; the album is a little worn at the extremities; the first leaf is moderately foxed and marked, a few other leaves are a little foxed, and there is light... Read complete entry
The first twenty-five full-plate photographs (approximately 175 x 220 mm or the reverse) comprise eight views of substantial city buildings, three city streetscapes, five Botanic Gardens scenes, eight views in the Adelaide Hills (five of settlements, three of waterfalls), and an important image taken at St Peter's College in 1872 (see below). There are also eleven photographs (six full-plate, the others approximately 135 x 210 mm each) taken at Tarrawatta and Collingrove, the Angas family properties in the Barossa Valley. There are six of Collingrove homestead and environs, including St Faith's Church (built in 1874); well-fed cattle are the main feature of another four of them. The people shown in five of them are most probably family members, with the last image - of three young women on horseback, sitting side-saddle - particularly resonant. Henry Davis (1831/2-1878) is recorded in Davies and Stanbury's 'The Mechanical Eye in Australia', Joan Kerr's 'Dictionary of Australian Artists ... to 1870', and Robinson and Zagala's 'A Century in Focus: South Australian Photography, 1840s-1940s' (2007). The latter notes that he was 'manager and principal photographer of the Adelaide Photographic Company from 1866, [and] became a leading views photographer in Adelaide until Samuel Sweet's domination of this field in the late 1870s [the time of Davis's death].... Apart from his album, 'Views in South Australia' [in the Art Gallery of South Australia collection], which contains fifty scenic photographs, including the Botanic Gardens, rural bridges, waterfalls, gullies ... few of Davis's views are known today. Many photographs and negatives were destroyed in studio fires - firstly in 1870, and then in 1879 after his death'. We attribute this album to Davis based on examples of his work in the collections of both the State Library and the Art Gallery of South Australia. Not least, this album contains the wonderful image, 'Cricket, St Peter's College (Poonindie Batting), 1872', reproduced in Robinson and Zagala, with a full-page description (pages 84-85). The photograph is attributed to Davis thus: it was 'taken by a photographer from the Adelaide Photographic Company, probably Henry Davis, a part-owner and principal photographer of the company at that time'. A picture might be worth a thousand words, but a few words will add immensely to underlining the importance of this picture: 'The match in progress is between St Peter's College and a team of Aboriginal cricketers from Poonindie Training Institution, near Port Lincoln'. This match, in November 1872, 'marked the beginning of annual Poonindie vs St Peter's College matches, which were played alternately in Adelaide and Poonindie until at least 1876'.
Large octavo, 32 pages with a large folding map (710 x 510 mm) showing all the railway stations of SA.
Flush-cut green stippled cloth (lettered in gilt on the front cover 'Nomenclature of Railway Stations') a little silverfish-nibbled; endpapers slightly foxed, with trifling blemishes to the edges; the map has minor restoration (including... Read complete entry
Later binder's cloth retaining the original wrappers; boards slightly bowed; personal bookplate; an excellent copy.
This issue also contains HALLIGAN, G.H.: An Expedition to Lake Eyre in South Australia (7 pages plus a map and a plate); WHITE, Captain S.A.: The Country traversed by the Scientific Expedition of Professor Sir Edgeworth David to the Finke River, Northern Australia (8 pages plus 4 plates) and BUCHANAN, Alexander: Diary of a Journey overland from Sydney to Adelaide with Sheep, July-December, 1839 (26 pages plus a plate and a folding map).
Adelaide, Advertiser General Printing Offices, 1882.
Duodecimo, iv, 151 pages.
Flush-cut quarter cloth and pictorial green papered boards; paper a little rubbed, chipped and marked; trifling signs of use and age; a very good copy.
'In a missionary country like Australia, where, in many instances, the instruction of a priest cannot always be availed of, this Catechism ... will prove of great advantage' (preface). Not in Ferguson; Trove records only two copies.
Folio, 5 pages plus a very large folding map (1010 x 590 mm).
Drop-title; small holes in the left-hand margin where sewn when bound (now disbound); an excellent copy.
South Australian Parliamentary Paper Number 137 of 1867. Reports by E.A. Delisser of his surveys in the Eucla area, and by Captain B. Douglas of HM Colonial Schooner 'Flinders' on Delisser's proposed anchorage and landing-place. The accompanying 'Plan showing surveys and exploration, by Mr E.A. Delisser, in the vicinity of (Eucla) the Great Bight and Fowler's Bay' (by G.W. Goyder, the Surveyor-General, 19 August 1867) is in superb condition - and rare.