The Antarctic Book: Winter Quarters, 1907-1909
The supplementary volume of one of the most sought after of Antarctic works, the deluxe first edition limited to 300 copies in vellum of The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909, also known as the Nimrod Expedition made by Ernest Henry Shackleton and his party to the Ross Sea region of Antarctica and making extensive journeys into the interior. This supplement, in the corrected second state, contains 2 sheets with the 16 signatures of the shore party.View More
Wheeler, Charles. - Colonel Chih Wang.
[Circa 1942]. An original coloured chalk portrait of Colonel Chih Wang - The board measures 34.5. by 27.5cm. A coloured chalk (pastel) portrait of Colonel Chih Wang (later Major General Chih Wang) by noted Australian artist, Charles Wheeler, circa 1942, together with a colour copy of the portrait as it appeared in 'The Australasian', October 16,1943. Wheeler who won 'The Archibald Prize' in 1933, was commissioned to do a series of portraits of figures relating to WWII in the Pacific that were eventually printed in ’The Australasian’. Fully signed C. Wheeler.View More
Captain Cook's Voyages Round the World.
. The First performed in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771; (pp.692); The Second in 1772, 1773, 1774, 1775; (pp. 693-1022); The Third and Last in 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780: (pp. 978). For making Discoveries in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, by Order of His Present Majesty. ...3 volumes... By James Cook Newcastle: Printed by M. Brown, 1790. Thick 8vo. Original full old calf (rebacked to match). At end of Volume 3 is the final leaf for Direction to Binder for placing the plates bearing folding engravings, folding Death of Cook plate, totalling 50 full-page plates. Beddie 44.
The Second Folio Shakespeare. London, 1632.
With the rare Aspley imprint, the Droeshout portrait and the first published poem of John Milton; one of approximately 250 copies known to exist today, this copy having been in private Australian ownership for more than seventy years. The earliest edition of Shakespeare that is practicably obtainable on today's market and acknowledged as the most important work in the English language.View More
Kitajima. - 結核予防. [Kekkaku yobō]. [Tuberculosis Prevention Poster].
内務省社会局保険部. [Naimu-shō Shakai-kyoku Hoken-bu]. 東京. [Tokyo]. (Circa 1925). Large coloured lithographed poster, 108 x 79cm. Poster has been folded and is now creased but still very striking. Scarce. This Japanese government poster was published to raise awareness for the prevention of tuberculosis. It bears the campaign slogan "Train your body!" in Japanese. The artists style is strong and dynamic as the young men wrestle like sumo wrestlers while in the background an industrial area with smoking chimneys can be seen.View More
Australian OZ Magazine
Richard Neville, Richard Walsh, Martin Sharp, Gary Sheed and others. We are bringing a number of issues of this magazine.
Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
Macdonald Purnell Randburg - South Africa 1994 (Ist Edition 7th Impression) 8vo, XI, 630pp. Hardcover, original cloth, the dustwrapper has trivial nicks at the head, text in fine condition, Signed by Mandela in black felt tip pen on the half title page. The date signed is now known as Nelson Mandela International Day. Mandela signed this on his 77th birthday.
Elioth Gruner with essay by Norman Lindsay
The Shepherd Press Sydney 1947 Roy4to. Hardcover, in dark blue morocco, a little worn at head and tail of spine, gilt vignette on front cover, decorative gilt edge around inside of cover, edges uncut, interior in excellent condition. A deluxe edition of 200 copies of which this is numbered 164, 24 coloured reproduction tipped in plates, 8 tipped in plates of drypoints.