Catalogue 77

Catalogue 77

Our first catalogue for the new year contains some superb items, including rare classics, both old and modern. These days it is probably no less difficult to find a set of Maps of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (three volumes, 1845-47), or an original edition of South Australia Illustrated (1847) by George French Angas, than it is to procure the complete set of David De Havelland’s Gold & Ghosts (four volumes, 1985 to 1989), or a copy of T.G.H. Strehlow’s Songs of Central Australia (1971).

We also have a stunning copy of Strehlow’s Aranda Traditions (1947); all three of Grahame Walsh’s significant works on rock art (1988, 1994, and 2000); a signed copy of The Art of Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri (1994); Charles Mountford’s Nomads of the Australian Desert (1976); the complete set of Records of the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (four volumes, 1956 to 1964) edited by Mountford; and an extraordinary group of eight original Mountford photographs of Indigenous Australians in the Musgrave and Mann Ranges.

Autograph material includes three letters and three postcards signed by Evelyn Waugh (1952 to 1963); a letter by Max Bruch (1872); five original land grants for country sections purchased in 1840 by the SA pioneer, George Frederick Dashwood …

Over to you!