Our latest catalogue contains important albums of photographs and books on photography from the collection of the photographer and pioneering gallerist Joyce Evans OAM. Highlights are presentation albums of photographs of Warwick in Queensland (1897), and of New South Wales (1892, presented to The Lady Evelyn Gathorne Hardy by George Dibbs, the Premier). Books include copies signed by Anselm Adams, Max Dupain, Sam Haskins, Bill Henson, Tim Page, and Wolfgang Sievers.
An unrecorded item of great significance is a very large detailed map of the battleground of the failed attempt by Turkish troops to invade Egypt on 3 February 1915. The 3rd Field Company Engineers AIF were directly involved, and the Australian War Memorial has in its collection one of the pontoons used by the 4th Turkish Army in their attempt to cross the Suez Canal.
There are numerous books on tribal art and ethnic jewellery; first editions of The Dandies’ Ball (with illustrations after Robert Cruikshank, 1819), J.D. Hooker’s Himalayan Journals (two volumes, 1854), Georgette Heyer’s Barren Corn (1930, with the dustwrapper), and Ezra Pound’s Selected Poems (1928, with the dustwrapper); items signed by George Fife Angas, Allen Ginsberg, Hans Heysen, Oskar Kokoschka … Too much already!