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Melbourne, The Proprietors of 'The Australasian', August 1873 and August 1874.
Melbourne, Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria, 1923. Vernacular names as adopted by the Plant Names Committee of the Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria.
Canterbury, Michael Thornton for the Old Geelong Grammarians, 1994.
This is a photograph of a calligraphic testimonial that contained 31 portrait photographs - 30 uniform-sized ones of members of the band, and a larger one of the recipient of the testimonial. It was presented to George Christian Clauscen 'as a mark of esteem'. Apparently he was 'mayor of Fitzroy...
London, Punch, 1841 to 1853. Attention all 'Flashman' fans! George Macdonald Fraser (1925-2008) 'rightly prided himself on his command of 19th-century trivia and slang, often drawn from contemporary issues of "Punch"' (from his obituary in 'The Telegraph', 3 January 2008). The first Flashman book is set between 1839 and 1842...
Melbourne, Government Printer, 1971 (first edition). With numerous diagrams and 7 pages of photographic illustrations. 'On The 15 October 1970, at 11:50 am, the 367-ft span of the West Gate Bridge, known as span 10-11, being one of the spans on the western side of the River Yarra, suddenly collapsed...
Glen Iris, University of Melbourne, 1933. 'Visitors are requested not to tease the performers'.
[Melbourne], Victorian Aboriginal Group, 1943, 1946-53 and 1966. "Objects. To study the conditions of the Aborigines throughout Australia, to promote their welfare, and to help form a public conscience in favour of just and enlightened treatment of the people under our charge"
Melbourne, Government Printer, 1861. The essays are 'Collection and Storage of Water in Victoria' by Frederick Acheson (49 pages); 'Agriculture in Victoria' by William Story (pages 163 pages plus a plan); 'Origin and Distribution of Gold in Quartz Veins' by Henry Rosales (31 pages) and 'Development of the Resources of...
[Swanbourne, John Burridge, 1980s facsimile edition]/ 1929. One of only 200 copies. 14th Battalion AIF.
Melbourne, printed by The Modern Printing Company, 1936. The book is not identified as such, but it comes from the personal collection of Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Thomas Paterson (1886-1950), Commanding Officer of the 39th Battalion AIF, and the author of that battalion's history. Dornbusch 330; Fielding and O'Neill, page 228; Trigellis-Smith 233.
Bendigo, 38th Battalion History Committee (printed by the 'Bendigo Advertiser' Pty Ltd and the Cambridge Press), 1920. The book is not identified as such, but it comes from the personal collection of Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Thomas Paterson (1886-1950), Commanding Officer of the 39th Battalion AIF, and the author of that battalion's...
[Toorak, The Author, 1999]. Signed and inscribed by the author to 'Les' (Dr Leslie O.S. Poidevin). Loosely inserted is a signed handwritten letter from the author, with 'Les's inscription indicating his reply.
Hobart, Sullivan's Cove, 1975. One of only 175 numbered copies.
Melbourne, Ramsay Publishing, 1925 (first edition).
Melbourne, Mason, Firth and M'Cutcheon, 1871 [first edition]. The last twelve pages contain interesting period advertisements.
Melbourne, Arcadia/ Department of Infrastructure, 2004.
Brisbane, Gordon and Gotch (for the Executrix and Children), 1896. With much on Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and the relevant states; subjects include 'The Lady Augusta', the Constitution, the Anti-Transporation debate, 'The Incursions of the Blacks', Squatting, John Petrie and the Liberty of the Press.
Melbourne, MCC Library, 2002. Signed by all four authors.
Adelaide, Sullivan's Cove, 1980. Reset from the (anonymous) first edition of 1873, 'Memories of the Past, 1834-1848'; one of 500 numbered copies.
Melbourne, James J. Blundell & Co., 1855. The front flyleaf is signed in pencil 'R. Campbell / Septer 15th 1855'; Robert Campbell is one of the 132 subscribers whose names and addresses are printed in the volume. Becker's article, although short and prosaically titled, is most entertaining because of his...
Melbourne, Schutze, Steffens & Co., [late 1880s]. 'The Bendigo Advertiser' (28 November 1889) contains the following short notice: 'Photographic Views of Sandhurst. We have received an album of photographic views of Sandhurst from Messrs Schultze [sic], Steffens and Co., of Melbourne. They are the finest photographs of the city we...
Melbourne, Dr Una B. Porter, 1990. Signed and inscribed on the title page by the publisher, Dr Una B. Porter, Frederick Cato's surviving daughter. 'The story of Fred Cato...the co-founder of the Moran and Cato grocery chain [and] influential Methodist layman'.
Melbourne, printed by the Hawthorn Press for the Book Collectors' Society of Australia, 1968 (second edition)/ 1858. One of 250 copies signed by the author of the introduction, Ian McLaren, and the printer, John Gartner.