Pictorial card covers (chromolithographic front cover with the title as above, plus Pears' Soap advertisements in chromolithography on the rear cover and in blue on both inside covers); a fine copy. There is perhaps a degree of artistic license... Read complete entry
The cover and first and last four pages were clearly printed overseas, presumably at the expense of Pears in exchange for the advertising rights. The first page of text contains block advertisements for five local businesses; these were DEFINITELY printed overseas! The newspaper proprietor Bonython, a household name at home, appears as Bonythow; all newspapers mentioned in two different advertisements are invariably the best or most influential (or whatever) in SW, instead of SA; Waymouth Street is twice spelled Weymouth. The second and third pages contain 'An Unpacific Yarn', some Pears-related doggerel; the fourth and fifth pages are blank; the last three pages are advertisements for Pears, with two of them printed in red and black. This generic programme cover and contents has the details for specific events tipped into the middle. The centrefold gives full details of the events on Tuesday, 25 October: the Grand International Rose Show, followed by the Eastern Suburban Band concert. Local advertisements appear on the other sides of these pages; we have seen a programme from mid-August, and the advertisements are identical. The printers are identified as Webb, Vardon, & Pritchard, Adelaide.
Octavo,  pages plus 4, , 4 pages inserted later.
Pictorial card covers (chromolithographic front cover with the title as above, plus Pears' Soap advertisements in chromolithography on the rear cover and in blue on both inside covers); tiny blank top corner piece missing throughout; essentially... Read complete entry
The cover and first and last four pages were clearly printed overseas, presumably at the expense of Pears in exchange for the advertising rights. The first page of text contains block advertisements for five local businesses; these were DEFINITELY printed overseas! The newspaper proprietor Bonython, a household name at home, appears as Bonythow; all newspapers mentioned in two different advertisements are invariably the best or most influential (or whatever) in SW, instead of SA; Waymouth Street is twice spelled Weymouth. The second and third pages contain 'An Unpacific Yarn', some Pears-related doggerel; the fourth and fifth pages are blank; the last three pages are advertisements for Pears, with two of them printed in red and black. This generic programme cover and contents has the details for specific events saddle-stapled into the middle. The centrefold has the programmes for two different concerts by the Metropolitan Liedertafel of Melbourne on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 August. Local advertisements appear on the other sides of these pages; we have seen a programme from late October, and the advertisements are identical. The printers are identified as Webb, Vardon, & Pritchard, Adelaide. The four pages before and after the centrefold contain the 'Words of Songs to be sung at the Concert' for the two performances; the printer is not identified.
Elephant folio, each number 64 pages with numerous illustrations (many full-page and in colour).
The first four numbers are bound together in the publisher's attractive colour pictorial cloth (with the title and 'Vol 1 / 1906 / 1907 / 1908 / 1909' on the spine), without wrappers; the volume is in fine condition. The other five... Read complete entry
The masthead to Number 5 sets the tone: 'Its aim is to give expression to thoughts and ideas which the editor believes will contribute to social advancement'. By the following year this was tightened up somewhat: 'In the present number some prominence is given to the subject of Reincarnation & the Law of Karma which when rightly understood will solve many a knotty problem of personal & social life'. You have been warned ... Joseph Bibby (1851-1940), animal feed and soap manufacturer, was clearly a missionary in his spare time. He seemed to have plenty of it; the journal was published for at least another twenty years, with the 1936 Annual subtitled 'Retrospect and Epilogue'.
Octavo, 48; 53; 48 and 56 pages with 2 illustrations by Jean Langley in the first number plus a plate in each of the first three numbers and 7 plates by Arthur Boyd in the fourth issue.
Original wrappers with the titles in facsimile holograph; Number 2 has a little insect soiling to the front bottom margin and a tiny front bottom corner piece missing; Number 3 is slightly marked and creased; Number 4 is slightly sunned on the spine;... Read complete entry
Folio (367 x 240 mm),  die-cut card leaves printed one side only.
Colour-pictorial card covers (with instructions and an illustration of a completed basket on the outside rear); a fine copy of a book designed to be destroyed.
In spite of the spelling of 'Colored', this item has the look and feel of a local production about it. The front cover is signed 'DON' in the artwork, but this doesn't ring any bells here. The only reference we have located anywhere is this extraordinary piece of intelligence gleaned online: copies of this item were TWICE advertised for sale in the Kalgoorlie Miner (Saturday 21 December 1946 and Saturday 15 February 1947) by the local booksellers Hocking and Co.
255 x 420 mm,  card leaves of die-cut colour cut-outs (more accurately push-outs, with both sides of the leaves printed) plus the covers.
Full-colour pictorial card front cover and printed rear cover (with a detailed illustrated list of contents and assembly instructions); rear cover a little dusty, with light tidemarks to the foot of the hinge and the righthand bottom corner of the... Read complete entry
Muir 7023 (undated); Trove lists one copy only, dated both  and [194-?]. The bomber illustrated on the front cover is a Consolidated B-24 Liberator, making 1941 a more accurate estimate (not all of my youth was totally misspent).
Quarto, 48 pages with numerous illustrations plus an illustration and a map on the inside front and rear covers respectively.
Pictorial wrappers a little marked and used, with minor infill to small sections of loss; signs of use generally, but overall a very presentable copy.
The front cover is designed by Norman Lindsay; reproduced inside the front cover is the 'Card of General Invitation, designed by John Longstaff and Norman Lindsay'; and the centrefold, the programme of musical events on the main day, the 9th of May, is extensively illustrated by Lindsay.
Octavo,  pages printed on thick card, with chromolithographic illustrations front and rear; the menu, and toasts and musical programme, are printed within very attractive borders of twined native flowers and relevant vignettes on the centrefold.
The front cover has a few light marks and minimal surface loss to silverfish (all blemishes are clear of any printing); in very good condition (internally fine).
The menu is in French; it translates into fairly standard fare, with Bombe Glacé à l'Australienne providing the only scent of eucalyptus.
Octavo, 192, 16 (publisher's catalogue, dated January 1897) pages.
Cloth a little marked, flecked and bumped; endpapers renewed; first page offset; a very good copy.
With the contemporary ownership signature of Fred. H. Rischbieth (25 February 1904); at a much later date he was Honorary Secretary of the Corporation [of Mt Gambier] Assessment Appeal Committee (gleaned from an article in The Border Watch, 20 July 1940).
Wrappers slightly creased, marked and sunned; top corner slightly bumped; an excellent copy.
The Addendum at the foot of the last page is dated 17 March 1939: 'Since the foregoing was written, the Democratic World has received fresh warning more than sufficient to convince all but the uncurably credulous that MUNICH FAITH IS BUT PUNIC FAITH, and that Australia's danger from the Aggressive Powers is as real and as near as I have pictured it'.
Octavo, 52 pages with 44 illustrations (after photographs by H.R. Balfour) and a map.
Pictorial card covers lightly marked and creased; essentially a fine copy.
With the ownership signature of T.G.H. Strehlow, March 1937 on the front cover (which carries the title 'In Journeyings Oft by Travellers Three'). Loosely inserted is a hand-written note identifying E.K. as Mrs H.R. Balfour, and C.G. as Miss Balfour ('my sister'). The trio made its visit to various (Presbyterian) mission stations in 1927 (see page 16), hence our tentative date of publication. Trove suggests [1904?], clearly basing it - in error - on the date that appears in the title of the map printed on the last page. Uncommon, with only three copies recorded in Trove.
London, Printed [by Richard Field] for William Ponsonby, 1598.
Small folio, [viii], 247, [7, glossary of foreign words] pages (some misnumbered, but complete) with dozens of woodcut diagrams, numerous others set up in letterpress, and a large folding leaf (pages 157-158) with woodcut illustrations of military encampments; with the woodcut printer's device on the title page and full-page coats of arms of the author and of Henry Herbert, second Earl of Pembroke (the dedicatee).
STC 1500; Cockle 68 ('A Bibliography of English Military History Books up to 1642'; 'Sigs. in 6s ... A-Y; no O' suggests to us that his reference copy lacked the large folding leaf, signed O in our copy). Bound together with - but coming after it - EDMUNDS [EDMONDES], Clement: Observations upon the Five First Bookes of Cæsars Commentaries, setting fourth the Practise of the Art Military, in the Time of the Roman Empire. Wherein are handled all the Chiefest Points of their Discipline, with the True Reasons of every Part, together with such Instructions as may be drawn from their Proceedings, for the Better Direction of our Moderne Warres. London, Peter Short, 1600 [first edition]. Small folio, [iv], 199 pages plus 6 engraved plates (4 of them double-page). STC 7488; Cockle 71 ('This excellent and well-known exposition of Caesar was always popular.' The lengthy entry in the bibliography also describes the supplementary publication in 1604 of Books VI and VII [together with 'The Maner of Our Moderne Training'], as well as the second edition of 1609, incorporating all of the above and more). Contemporary laced-in full vellum several millimetres shorter than the text (at the bottom edge); ribbon ties missing; details of only the first volume written in ink on the spine; vellum a little marked and cockled, with some inoffensive staining confined mainly to the rear cover; trifling loss to a small section of the leading edge of the front cover; no endpapers (but as bound); nineteenth century ownership details in ink on the inside front cover; minor expert conservation to the frayed margins of the first two leaves (the first one being the title leaf of Edmunds), but no printed surface is affected; light quarter-elliptical tidemark to the inside bottom corner of the margins of all leaves, extending into the printed areas of just the plates in Edmunds; bottom third of the large folding plate in Barret expertly reattached; a few other lesser blemishes; overall, albeit an unpretentious volume, it retains much of its period authenticity.
Octavo, 210, lii (appendices) pages with several maps and numerous illustrations (from photographs).
Papered boards; ownership signature; a fine copy with the fine dustwrapper.
The lengthy appendices include 'a detailed Honour Roll of casualties, a list of officers, awards, and unusually for a World War One unit history, a list of prisoners of war'. 'The 51st Battalion was raised in Egypt in the first week of March 1916, as part of the doubling of the AIF. Approximately half of its recruits were Gallipoli veterans from the 11th Battalion, and the other half, fresh reinforcements from Australia. Reflecting the composition of the 11th, the 51st was predominantly composed of men from Western Australia. The battalion became part of the 13th Brigade of the newly-formed 4th Australian Division' (AWM website).
A very large certificate (printed surface 420 x 265 mm, mounted on stiff strawboard) with numerous decorations and 13 vignette illustrations (one with a little applied colour) on polar themes; the design is credited to Harold Butterfield. It is signed in ink by Byrd and the Chairman of the Company, James Bush.
Offered together with a companion booklet by Byrd, 'Into the Home of the Blizzard' (1928; octavo,  pages), with the recipient's name and the copy number (X-204) written in ink - but not by Byrd - on the presentation page. The cover of the booklet is a little fingermarked; it is still housed in the original mailing box with Byrd's printed label on it. On the front panel of the box a juvenile hand has executed a neat pencil drawing of the 'Bear', one of the ships used on the Byrd Antarctic Expedition II, 1933-35. Spence 225; Renard 242 (both describing the booklet only, Spence doing so imperfectly as noted by Renard; neither of them mention the box or the over-the-top certificate).
Potts Point, Hordern House for the Australian National Maritime Museum, 2007 (augmented facsimile edition)/ 1787.
Quarto, 276 pages (including the 108-page facsimile) with 2 illustrations and a few vignettes.
Quarter kangaroo and marbled papered boards; a fine copy.
The essay was written as the introduction to Forster's German translation of the official account of Cook's third voyage; it constitutes an appraisal of the contribution made by Cook to the progress of the Enlightenment wherein Forster believed he had finally done justice to the memory of the great discoverer. With an introductory essay by Dr Nigel Erskine, Curator of Exploration at the Australian National Maritime Museum. Australian Maritime Series Number Six. One of 1000 copies of the standard edition; a deluxe edition of 50 numbered copies in full kangaroo was also published.
Octavo, xiv, 404 pages plus 12 Woodburytypes (photomechanical reproductions) of 'drawings made during the voyages'.
Contemporary full calf prize binding (gilt-embossed 'Whinham College, North Adelaide') a little rubbed and scuffed, with a few stains (one being red ink) to the top right-hand corner of the front cover; a very good copy with the College... Read complete entry
John Whinham (1803-1886) opened his North Adelaide Grammar School in 1854, with one pupil. 'The numbers increased rapidly and without patronage or endowments he competed successfully with older foundations.... Whinham achieved repute for his school and made it one of the best known in Australia. It flourished until the 1870s when attendance fluctuated between 200 and 300. He retired in 1873, handing over to his son Robert who built a new, larger college, costing £6000, on the corner of Jeffcott and Ward streets; it was opened as Whinham College on 22 September 1882. Robert was killed by a fall from a horse on 10 October 1884 and John resumed the headmastership, but the shock of his son's death and ensuing heavy responsibilities hastened his own death ... on 13 March 1886 ... After his death the school, which had made an outstanding contribution to the educational and cultural life of South Australia, declined in prestige and finally closed in 1898' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). This Whinham College school prize, although undated, must have been presented within those critical years 1882-85; it is signed 'J. Whinham' (followed by '& Son'?), in what may be a secretarial hand. Beddie 178.
Carlton South, Miegunyah Press at Melbourne University Press, 1997 [first edition].
Foolscap folio, xii, 468 pages with numerous plans and figures; these in-text plans and figures 'depicting the ship's architecture and construction, her deck plan, rigging, sails, armament, boats, cables, anchors and accommodation ... are also reproduced in natural size [on fifteen sheets] in the box accompanying this volume' to enable detailed examination of the illustrations.
Gilt-decorated cloth; a fine set in the very lightly marked slipcase.
'Part Two of the text contains a composite log of Endeavour's voyage up the east coast of Australia'. Number 13 in the second numbered series of Miegunyah volumes. An extraordinary work, aptly described as a 'fitting companion and supplement to standard works on Cook's voyages. It is also an absorbing book: discursive, erudite, at times poetic; full of wisdom, insight and information'. The number of times it has been reprinted (usually in a cheaper format) is testament to its lasting value.
Two small quarto broadsides (each approximately 250 x 190 mm, printed rectos only); deckle-edged paper a little foxed and toned, and slightly creased; a few manuscript calculations in ink on the verso of the second broadside have bled through slightly... Read complete entry
The broadsides advertise products stocked by Farina, a Paris perfumer. The first lists the extraordinary properties of the dentifrice of J.C. Dominique Merellini, while the second promotes a skin-whitening cream by way of inflated references to Ariosto's 'Orlando Furioso'.
Quarto, 1007 pages 'Splendidly Illustrated with Several Hundred Plates, Portraits, and other Embellishments', including a supplementary chromolithographic pictorial title page.
Original gilt-decorated half morocco and cloth (both lightly scuffed, with the cloth a little flecked); light foxing to the endpapers and adjacent blank leaves (with trifling loss to silverfish to one of these at the rear); later ownership details on... Read complete entry
Essentially a nineteenth-century coffee-table history of the United States of America.
Octavo, xx, 224 pages plus 16 pages of plates, 4 leaves of sheet music to two songs and a folding map.
Colour-pictorial cloth slightly scuffed, a little rubbed and bumped at the extremities, with the spine lightly sunned; edges a little foxed and lightly marked; blank commercial bookplate mounted on the pastedown (perhaps masking an earlier ownership... Read complete entry
An account of two trips to the Antarctic in the 'Morning', relief ship to Scott's 'Discovery'. With the ownership signature in pencil of D[orothy] Irving-Bell, mentioned in the Encyclopedia of the Antarctic, Volume 1, in the section on 'Women in Antarctica: from Companions to Professionals' as an example of 'expedition fund-raisers and publicists'.
Drysdale 'cannot remember the actual water colour drawing but feel it belongs to the late 40's or about 1950 ... It could well be a drawing made for a composition as I made many [such] ... combining elements from a number of drawings. However it has all the elements of a working drawing ...'. A colour snapshot of the painting, a letter from the Art Gallery of South Australia about the painting, and a retained duplicate copy of the letter of enquiry are included. This letter is not without interest either; by way of establishing his bona fides, the writer explains that he has been 'living in Adelaide for the last 31 years, came from Vienna, Austria, where I attended the 'Kunstgewerbeschule' (the wellknown Artschool for Applied Arts). One of my teachers was Oskar Kokoschka'. His letter was written in late 1970, which means he left Austria in 1939 ...
Glasgow, John Smith and Son, and Aberdeen, The University Press, 1910.
Octavo, xiv, 275 pages plus 6 plates, 4 plans and an errata slip.
Colour-pictorial white cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut; cloth a little fingermarked and soiled (confined mainly to the spine and rear cover); flyleaves heavily offset; scattered light foxing; a very good copy.
There are a few relevant pencilled annotations ('I was on board 'Avon' / my brother James steered / her. A Eadie' [page 157]) and marginal emphases; 'Rosa', the yacht of Messrs. Eadie, is mentioned occasionally.
Adelaide, Libraries Board of South Australia, 1966 [facsimile edition]/ 1814.
Large quarto, two volumes of text plus the matching case containing the loose folding maps and plates (collating as per the original atlas, but produced in this format to facilitate shelf storage).
Cloth with leather title-labels (one with trifling loss near the rear edge - and the spine of this volume is lightly marked); trifling silverfish damage to the paper surface of the leading edge of the map case; an excellent set.
Duodecimo, x, 242 pages with 20 in-text illustrations plus 5 plates (one folding, one a double-page chromolithograph for identifying eye, hair and skin colours - the later with nine mounted colour patches).
Cloth, with imperial and metric rulers printed in gilt near the leading edge of the front cover; essentially a fine copy.
With the large name-plate of T. Anstey Parkhouse, active in anthropological circles in SA at the time, and editor and printer of 'Reprints and Papers relating to the Autochthones of Australia' (two volumes, 1923 and 1935). An original endpocket (presumably issued empty) contains three interesting hand-drawn anthropological drawings (in india ink on cloth); these are possibly by Parkhouse. With the later ownership signature of the anthropologist Peter Sutton.
Oblong quarto,  leaves, all rectos blank, comprising the gilt-pictorial title page (by E.C. May), 14 full-page tinted lithographic views with tissue-guards, the 3-page list of 181 subscribers and the key to plate 5 (between plates 4 and 5).
Original gilt-decorated half black morocco and gilt-lettered brown cloth; leather slightly rubbed at the extremities, cloth lightly marked; light fingermarks to some bottom righthand corners; an excellent copy.
Ferguson 9807: the first issue, under the Galbraith imprint, and rare thus. The more regularly encountered version carries the Wigg imprint (Ferguson 9924e, but note, we have seen any number of bindings identical to ours, and none as described by Ferguson). He also states that 'The Mitchell Library copy has a pencil note: 200 printed, in George Robertson's hand-writing'. In spite of this comment, and the 181 subscribers' names, in our experience the book is not as rare as these figures would suggest. The fact that this item is essentially the same as Ferguson 9924e, with the Galbraith imprint masked by the gold blocking carrying the Wigg imprint, and the Wigg binder's label on the rear pastedown, leads us to suspect that the answer has something to do with this change of publisher after the book was printed. We are also of the opinion that E.C. May is the uncredited artist responsible for these lithographs.
Small folio, two volumes bound as one, [iv], 28 pages plus an engraved pictorial title page and 7 large folding plates, and [iv], 28 plates plus an engraved pictorial title page and 8 large folding plates (with all the folding plates mounted near the right-hand edge of blank leaves so that they can be opened out and referred to at the same time as the relevant text).
Recent antique-style quarter leather (a little marked) and early marbled papered boards (rubbed and worn at the extremities); occasional small light tidemarks to some bottom margins; trifling signs of use and age, with some early pencilling on the... Read complete entry
An early and well-illustrated work on military architecture and fortifications, presumably rare if the standard online resources are any indication.
Sydney, Hordern House for the Australian National Maritime Museum, 1998 (augmented facsimile edition)/ 1793.
Octavo, xxxvii, 164 pages plus a frontispiece portrait.
Quarter calf and marbled papered boards; mint.
Captain Edward Edwards was appointed to hunt down the Bounty mutineers and bring them to justice; Pandora set sail from England in August 1790. On the return voyage on the night of 28 August 1791, the vessel was wrecked on the Great Barrier Reef near the north-eastern approach to Torres Strait. Thirty-five men, including several of the mutineers, perished; Hamilton was one of the ninety-nine survivors, and his story of the Pandora's quest, shipwreck and the subsequent voyage in open boats to Timor is the only first-hand account. Australian Maritime Series Number Four. One of 900 copies of the standard edition; a deluxe edition of 50 numbered copies in full calf was also published. This reissue contains a foreword by Alex Allan, British High Commissioner and an essay by Peter Gesner, Curator of Maritime Archaeology, Queensland Museum.
Quarto, , 7, 6, 6 and 6 leaves with one illustration plus a frontispiece; all leaves are printed on one side only, and there are numerous blank interleaves.
Blue cloth (printed in red) slightly rubbed; contemporary ownership signature (dated 1972); a fine copy.
Clearly produced privately (definitely not professionally) and presumably in a very limited edition; our copy has the number 25 printed in gilt at the foot of the rear cover and it comes from a member of the extended family. Trove records only the National Library copy (not accurately catalogued either).
Quarto, four volumes, [ii], xviii, 220 pages with illustrations and a map plus 11 pages of plates and a large folding map (650 x 615 mm); [ii], iv, 432 pages with illustrations plus 28 pages of plates (1 folding, 11 in colour) and a corrigenda slip at page 1; [vi], 204 pages with illustrations plus 9 pages of plates (2 folding) and [vi], 200 pages with illustrations plus 20 pages of plates (6 folding, 4 of them in colour).
Original cloth lightly marked and rubbed; some corners and edges bumped; endpapers and edges a little foxed, with a little foxing to the half-title and title leaf of the first volume; first and last pages in each volume offset; trifling chips to some... Read complete entry
The purpose of this scientific expedition, sponsored by mining magnate and philanthropist William Austin Horn, and with Charles Winnecke as commander and surveyor, was to examine the MacDonnell Ranges on the not unreasonable premise that 'when the rest of the Continent was submerged the elevated portions of the McDonnell [sic] Range existed as an island, and that consequently older forms of life might be found in the more inaccessible parts'. This in fact proved not to be the case, but the expedition (of some fourteen weeks and 2000 camel miles undertaken between May and August 1894) was an outstanding success. 'It was not the intention ... to explore a new region ... But in the pursuit of natural history the expedition split into independent groups and explored undiscovered areas, thus filling in more of the blank spaces in this vast region' (Feeken, Feeken and Spate). 'These volumes constitute one of the most substantial contributions in nineteenth-century Australian exploration [but perhaps more importantly, the expedition is] a landmark in anthropological history because it resulted in [Baldwin] Spencer meeting Frank Gillen' (Mulvaney). From the collection of the ornithologist Captain Samuel Albert White (1870-1954), with his signature (S.A. White) in ink at the head of each title page.
The letter was written in reply to one from a Miss Morrison: 'It is some time now since I autographed that book for your Dad, I wish I'd know you were living in Hamilton, I would have tried to get in touch', but he had been on a business trip ('not one of my ordinary, easy going trips'). Miss Morrison had offered to let Idriess browse through her father's old records; he is interested, as he has 'commenced a book, though somewhat unwillingly, about this trip.... But if I carry on and complete the book, it will only be of the country as seen by the passing motorist, with little stories here and there from pioneers diaries, and reminiscences from 'old-timers'. Folk here and there, in various towns and districts through which we passed have given me material, of which I'll use all that can be 'worked' into the book, hence helping to make it a lot more interesting. Hence a story or two from your Dads records would be very much appreciated'. It would not be a genuine Idriess if it did not conclude with 'Cheerio' ... The book, 'Across the Nullarbor', was published in 1951; it is the story of Idriess's trip from Sydney to Perth and return in a Peugeot 203. Idriess had it sussed even then; it certainly is a dud read. The acknowledgments give the game away: 'To those numerous kindly folks who helped me with material and photos for the book I say, 'Thanks a lot'. Unfortunately quite a lot of material and many excellent photos could not after all be used, owing to the increased cost of production'. Apart from two pinholes and minor creases in the top lefthand corner, and creases where folded for posting, the letter is in excellent condition.
There is a rare complete set of the six issues of the periodical 'Venture', with all copies signed by Rex Ingamells: Volume 1, Number 1, July 1937 (the only number in the first series) plus Volume 1, Number 1, April 1939 to the unnumbered fifth issue of May 1940. Other authors represented are Gina Ballantyne (two books); Flexmore Hudson (four books, all signed - one inscribed, one with manuscript corrections); Gifford (one book, signed); William Hart-Smith (two books); 'Ricketty Kate' (one book); Ian Mudie (three books) and Colin Thiele (two books); John Ingamells is represented as editor of 'Cultural Cross-Section' (1941). There is an unbroken run of the Jindyworobak Anthology from the first issue in 1938 to 1950 (two are signed by Rex Ingamells, one is signed by Gifford), as well as a copy of Jindyworobak Review 1938-1948 (but the last three annuals to 1953 are not present). Apart from insignificant chipping to the overlapping edges of a few wrappers, the condition is uniformly fine (although of the seven cloth-bound volumes in the collection, only 'Gumtops' retains its dustwrapper). Fine copies of two essential reference works have been added to the collection; these are 'The Jindyworobaks' by Brian Elliott and 'Australian Little Magazines, 1923-1954' by John Tregenza. With this collection as a foundation, there is the very real possibility of gathering the complete published works of the seminal Jindyworobak movement. To quote Brian Elliott (who was personally involved with the early stages of the movement) in his reappraisal of the real value and effect of the Jindyworobak poetical institutions: 'My conclusion is not that they were a product of exceptional genius, but that the movement was spontaneous, natural and inevitable, and that it had an effect upon the nation - upon the national literature, but also upon the nation itself - that went beyond what was obvious in the poetry. In Judith Wright's words, the Jindyworobaks have taught us all to know ourselves a little better'.
Octavo, xx, 440 pages with 2 illustrations and 7 maps plus numerous plates and 5 folding maps.
Gilt-pictorial leatherette (leather-grained cloth) bumped on one corner and lightly rubbed at the extremities; leading and bottom edges a little marked; a very good copy.
A subscriber's copy, being number 529 of an unspecified quantity with the personalised presentation plate on the front pastedown signed by Major General Sir Julian Gascoigne KCVO CB DSO (1903-1990), then Colonel Commandant of the HAC.
Small octavo, [viii], 128 pages plus 25 plates (4 of them tipped in, including 3 in colour).
Quarter cloth and papered boards a little marked and slightly worn at the extremities; new endpapers; ownership signature on the half-title; first and last pages a little offset and lightly foxed, with minimal light foxing scattered elsewhere; small... Read complete entry
Octavo, two volumes, [ii, publisher's advertisements, including one for Stokes], xii, [ii, list of plates], 423, 8 (publisher's catalogue) pages with 15 illustrations plus 10 plates, a large folding map of the Great Barrier Reef and a tipped-in half-page advertisement for Leichhardt on page 1 [Volume 1], and [iv, publisher's advertisements], vi, [ii, list of plates], 362, 8 (publisher's catalogue),  pages with 3 illustrations plus 9 plates, a folding map of the eastern end of Java and a tipped-in ad
Original blind-stamped cloth very slightly bumped at the extremities; plates a little foxed; front inner hinge of the second volume slightly cracked but very firm; essentially a fine set, with the cloth exceptionally crisp and bright.
The oval-shaped armorial bookplate of H.E.A. ('Loyal au mort') is on both front pastedowns.
Octavo,  pages (including an 18-page vocabulary).
Wrappers with one minute nick and short crease; bottom corner of the leaves at the rear a little curled; a near-fine copy.
The author was a missionary attached to the Finke River Mission (Hermannsburg); 'the vocabulary is that of the tribe inhabiting the River Finke, and is also, with only slight variations in the dialect, that of the tribes in the MacDonnell Ranges eastward to Alice Springs, but not far westward of the River Finke, and extending southward to the Peake'. Offered together with a very fine copy of Part 2 of the same volume, issued separately in the same year. It contains SCHULZE, Reverend Louis: The Aborigines of the Upper and Middle Finke River. Their Habits and Customs, with Introductory Notes on the Physical and Natural-History Features of the Country (octavo,  pages). The author was a missionary of fourteen years standing in the region at the time the article was written (in German; this translation, from the manuscript, is by J.G.O. Tepper). Both volumes also contain numerous other articles, not least CHEWINGS, Charles: Geological Notes on the Upper Finke River Basin (8 pages plus a plate).