Item 1
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An album of theatre and concert programmes from the Independent Theatre, J.C. Williamson, Sydney Symphony, ABC, and others. Sydney, 1946 and 1947

Some 20 programmes tipped in, including those for Isaac Stern and Gladys Moncrieff. The programme for Strauss' Gay Rosalinda is signed by most of the cast and crew. Also included is a souvenir booklet for the film The Overlanders, starring Chips Rafferty, and the programme for the 35th Australian Lawn Tennis Championships 1947

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Item 2
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`The Knower and the Known'

N.p., n.d
Gestetnered essay of 13 pages (printed one side of paper only). 4to. In a library binding. Some underlining

Published in the 1927 London journal `Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 27'. An early and influential essay by John Anderson, who held the chair of Philosophy at the Univerisity of Sydney from 1927 to 1958

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Item 3
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Studies In Empirical Philosophy

Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1962, first edition
pp390, portrait frontis; 8vo, cloth lettered in gilt. Edges slightly dusty, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket

John Anderson held the chair of Philosophy at the University of Sydney from 1927 to 1958. A formidable public, though controversial, figure, he was enormously influential as an educationalist and intellectual

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Item 4
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An archive of 25 items relating to the visit of H.R.H The Prince of Wales to NSW, June 1920. Included is signed correspondence between John Storey, Premier of NSW and E. R. Davis, Accountant, Royal Visit, as well as invitations to the Official Landing, the Public Reception at Sydney Town Hall, the Welcome Banquet, and the Souvenir Menu for the Banquet. A collection of different tickets and passes is included, as are two post cards `Our Digger Prince' and `H.R.H. The Prince of Wales Australasian Tour 1920'. The 22 page `Souvenir of the Cruise of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales in the Pacific H.M.S Renown Sydney NSW June-July 1920' is included, as are 2 substantial booklets of the prince's visit - the Working Programme (74 pages), and the Programme (130 pages). These set out in great detail the timetable of events all over Australia (and German New Guinea). Included is an enamel badge `Royal Visit to NSW 1920' with a bar inscribed OFFICIAL and with the Prince of Wales feathers on the top

Sydney, 1920
all in very good condition

Prince Edward (briefly Edward VIII) visited all the Australian states, as well as Barbados, California, Honolulu, Fiji, Samoa, Acapulco, and the West Indies. The visit was in part a `thank you' to Australia for itsr participation in the war. John Storey was Labor Premier from April 1920 to his death in 1921. The two programmes in the archive witness the extraordinary level of planning for the tour, and the tickets and passes show the extent of involvment of the citizens - `Incapacitated Soldiers',` Soldiers' Widows, Mothers, and Orphans', etc.

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Item 5
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`Chris Brennan'. Etching by Lionel Lindsay.170x130mm. Signed `Lionel Lindsay' and Proof'. Mounted and glazed


See No. 100 in Mendelssohn's 1987 Catalogue. `Portrait of Christopher Brennan, 1914, reworked 1950s'. Etching used as the frontispiece of the limited edition of Brennan's `Burden of Tyre', 1953. 250 copies of the book were published, signed by Harry Chaplin

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Item 6
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MENU. Seventeenth Annual Dinner Sydney University Evening Students' Association. Allora Cafe, December 18th, 1919

single sheet [150x350mm], printed in black, with coloured boarders. A few fox spots and creases, but very good with no tears or damage

Christopher Brennan proposed the toast to `Parliament', with a reply by A. G. James, Minister for Education. Other toasts were to `The King', `The University', `Our Returned Soldiers'

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Item 7
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Autograph letter in French, signed, to Calve's friend, mezzo-soprano Blanche Marchesi [c1935]. Bifolium, written on all four sides. Written from Millau, Aveyron, to Blanche in London, the letter begins to her `grand illustrious maistra and friend', and goes on to thank Blanche for her help, but regrets that she is obliged to give up a proposed concert in London.`I think in fact the young generation does not know me, for it is near 15 years now since I sang in London - my last tour in England with J. Thibaud and Cortot in 1920. So I am discouraged and say goodbye to this dream'. [Together with] Calve's autobiography MY LlFE

New York, Appleton, 1922. First edition
ppiv, 280, 20 b/w photoplates, but lacking the colour frontis. 8vo, cloth gilt, a little shaken and uncut lower edges roughly opened. Else very good. The letter, plus envelope, very good, clearly written in a bold hand

Emma Calve [1853-1942], was the reigning soprano of the Belle Epoque. She toured all Australian capital cities in 1910, to rapturous acclaim. Blanche Marchesi [1863-1940] was the daughter of Mathilde Marchesi, the famous singing teacher of Emma Calve and Nellie Melba. Jacques Thibaud [1880-1953] was a French violinist, and Alfred Cortot [1877-1962] a French-Swiss pianist

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Item 8
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The Birds Of Paradise And Bower Birds. Text by J.M. Forshaw

Sydney, Collins, 1977. 1st edition
pp304, 61 colour plates, numerous maps & text ills; Folio, hard cover, dust jacket. Fine, unmarked copy, in the slipcase

The first edition of this beautiful & important work on these birds found in the remote regions of Papua New Guinea

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Item 9
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Original handwritten indenture covering the release of over 4 acres of land in colonial New South Wales, from William Cox to John Dight. Dated 10th September 1818, and signed by William Cox, John Dight, and the solicitors Frederick Garling and George Allen

Sydney, 1818
folio,(325x410cm] bifolium, written on 4 sides. Includes a plan of the released land. Near fine, enclosed in mylar

William Cox (1764-1837), was commissioned lieutenant and paymaster of the New South Wales Corps, arriving in the colony on the Minerva in 1800. He acquired extensive holdings of land in the Richmond and Windsor regions. He directed and supervised the building of the first road to cross the Blue Mountains in 1814/15. John Dight (1772(?)-1837) arrived in the colony as a surgeon on the Earl Cornwallis in 1801. In 1816 Governor Macquarie promised him 100 acres in the Windsor area. Frederick Garling, (1775-1848) arriving in the colony in 1815, was one of the first Crown Solicitors in Australia. George Allen (1800-1877) was the first solicitor to receive his training in Australia, and was articled to Garling. He was the founder of a major Australian law firm

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Item 10
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Mickey Mouse and Mother Goose

London, Collins [1936]
pp124, full-page colour frontis. colour & b/w illus, colour endpapers; sm. 4to, pictorial boards, slightly rubbed edges. Very good, bright copy - no tears or inscriptions

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Item 11
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Mickey Mouse Annual

London, Dean & Son, [1930 for 1931], first edition
[pp64], 4 full-page colour plates. b/w illus; sm. 4to, glazed boards. Corners rubbed, spine showing inner hinge; a little spotting to edges, else a very good, firm, bright copy

Owner name, address & date on endpaper shows that this first Mickey annual made it to Launceston in farthest Tasmania in 1930. It was the first Mickey annual and the first Disney book published for retail sale, although there is no mention of Disney anywhere in the book

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Item 12
Click on the image to see an enlarged version EARNSHAW,  J

Early Sydney Cabinet Makers 1804 - 1870. A directory with an introductory survey

Sydney, Wentworth Books, 1971. First edition
pp56, 17 b/w plates; 8vo, cloth. A couple of spots to finals, else a fine copy in dust jacket

One of 1000 copies

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Item 13
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The Golden Lotus. A Translation, from the Chinese original of the novel Chin P'ing Mei. Translated by Clement Egerton. 4 volumes

London, George Routledge, 1939. First English edition
pp xx,388, 376, 386, 376. 8vos, original green cloth, gilt lettering. With occasional foxing, else very good

The first translation into English of this 16th century erotic novel in vernacular Chinese. It was made into a film in Hong Kong in 1974

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Item 14
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Studies In The Psychology Of Sex. 2 volumes. Forewords by Ellis and Morris L. Ernst

New York, Random House, 1942
Large, thick 8vos, cloth. A good set in the rather worn slipcase

The young Havelock Ellis spent from 1875 to 1879 as a school teacher in rural New South Wales, and credited these years with an increase in his health and confidence. On his return to England he studied medicine, developing a lifelong interest in eugenics, sexuality, and later, psychedelics. He is credited with co-authoring the first English medical textbook on homosexuality. Studies in the Psychology of Sex was first published in 6 volumes between 1897 and 1928

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Item 15
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English Forests and Forest Trees. Historical, Legendary, and Descriptive

London, Ingram, Cooke, 1853
pp406, many b/w ills. 8vo, original cloth gilt. Very good

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Item 16
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Boonoke. The Property of F.S. Falkiner and Sons. [With] Wanganella Estate. [And] Haddon Rig. the Property of George B. S. Falkiner

Sydney, The Pastoral Review, [1930s]
pp12, 12, 12, black & white photographs of the homesteads, rams, etc. 4tos, soft covers. Fine

3 booklets in the Pastoral Homes of Australia series. Tipped in is a printed letter, offering shares in McKay Bros, Machinery Merchants of Ballarat, dated June 25th, 1890, signed McKay Brothers, but probably in H. V. McKay's hand. And also a typed list of the Boonoke Ram sales from 1899 to 1934

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Item 17
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Golden Fleeces, The Falkiners of Boonoke. [With] Golden Fleeces II. The Murdoch Years at Boonoke

Sydney, Bay Books [1980, 1987]. First editions
pp220, 180, colour, sepia & b/w photo-plates, maps; 4tos, cloth, in cloth covered slipcases

Hewat's history of one of Australia's finest pastoral properties

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Item 18
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The University Of Sydney. Sketch impressions in line and colour. Folio A plus Folio B. 24 signed hand coloured lithographic prints

[Sydney, 1990, 1991]

50 sets of Folio A printed, 35 sets of Folio B. Each print is numbered and dated, and signed `Allan Gamble'. Each set is housed in a cloth folder, 40x30cms.

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Item 19
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A 7 page holograph letter to `Dearest Dolly' and signed `Doc' written at `Zane Grey Camp Bermagui N. S. Wales Jan 31 [1936].`I am amazed and dumfounded at the reception given me in Australia. I find myself a favorite author, a hero fisherman, a famous celebrity, come to do well by their country. And have they responded! My talks by the radio are going ever bigger & bigger. Sunday night I talk 18 minutes. But all Ed could chisel out of Shell Co was $1000, not pounds.... If it wasn't for the fear about money I'd be having my greatest trip.' Plus 8 vintage photographs [20x12cm]

A warm and detailed letter from Grey to his wife. 6 photographs are of Grey with Kathleen Keen, wife of his personal assistant during his Australian tour - 5 photos are in bushland settings, holding koalas etc, 1 is from a lookout overlooking a New South Coastal town. Plus 2 signed photographs of Grey on a fishing boat with his marlin catch

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Item 20
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Large vintage photograph [24x32cm] of Grey, standing between 2 hanging marlin, at his Bermagui, N.S.W. camp, dated 14.2.36. Signed bottom right`T. C. Roughley', presumably the photographer

In 1936 Grey offered a fishing camp at Bermagui, the centre of marlin fishing in Australia. This, a commercial enterprise, was a great success. T. C. Roughley, writer and photographer, was the author of many fishing books and articles. The ADB calls his Fishes of Australia and their Technology, 1916, `a work of both art and science'

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Item 21
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Tales Of Tahitian Waters. Signed `To my friend Ernest Pollock with kindest regards Zane Grey, Altadena Calif, USA, Mar 10, 1932'

New York, Harper Brothers, 1931, first edition, first issue
ppvi, 304, over 49 full-page photoplates; 4to, cloth. A very good copy in a chipped & repaired dust wrapper (Price $7.50 on front flap)

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Item 22
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Sex Variants. A study of homosexual patterns. With sections contributed by specialists in particular fields. 2 volumes. Foreword by Eugen Kahn

New York, Paul B. Hoeber, 1941. First edition
ppxviii, 1176, photoplates and charts. Large, thick 8vos, cloth, a little rubbed, edges and end-papers spotted. A good set

George W Henry (1889-1964) was an American psychiatrist whose speciality was the study of homosexuality. In 1934 he was invited by the Committee for the Study of Sex Variants to become a member and direct a research project. These volumes were among the results

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Item 23
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Japanese Prints and Drawings from the Vever Collection. 3 volumes in the slipcase

London, Sotheby Parke Barnet, 1976
profusely illustrated with over 900 b/w and 69 colour plates; folios, cloth. Leading edges quite heavily spotted, else fine in fine dust jackets and slipcase

The Parisian Jeweller Henri Vever [1854-1942] was one of the earliest collectors of Japanese prints. His enormous collection was sold by Sotheby's in the 1970s. This is No. 1528 of only 2000 copies worldwide. An essential reference

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Item 24
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Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales

[Sydney, 1938]
pp32, profusely illustrated with b/w photos. Folio, original wrappers. Fine

Published to celebrate the 150th Anniversay of the Society which has played such an important part in Australian rural life

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Item 25
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On the Road

London, Andre Deutsch, 1958/1959. First English edition, third impression
pp310. 8vo, original red cloth, slightly canted. Edges very slightly browned, else a good copy in the Len Deighton dust jacket (minimal rubbing, unclipped)

The novel that introduced the beat generation

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Item 26
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A very good autograph letter signed, from Phillip Parker King to Vice-Admiral Sir Robert Waller Otway. Written from King's farm `Dunheved', near Sydney, to Otway at the United Service Club, London. Dated 12 November 1832, with the postmarks of Parramatta, GPO Sydney, and other transit posts. Over 4 closely written pages, King agrees to take into service Otway's coachman's brother. Or, rather, into King's mother's service in Sydney, as he says `the behaviour of the convict servants I have is such that it is needing to be very strict, and as such as the system will allow, to keep them in any subjection.' He goes on to give Otway news of the colony -`our new Governor, Bourke, seems to please the people and has yet not offended the Press - which is as bad and scurrilous as the worst of the London papers'

[Sydney, 1832]
folio, [370x230cms], folded, written on all four sides. A little soiling to last side (with the address), a 2cm chip at one edge (not affecting text), else a very good, readable letter

King [1791-1845], the son of Australia's third Governor, was the first Australian-born hydrographer, and the first Australian to attain the rank of admiral in the British navy. In 1839, together with Robert Fitzroy and Charles Darwin, he co-authored an account of his South American voyages, Narrative of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle. Vice-Admiral Sir Robert Waller Otway [1770-1846], ended his illustrious career in the navy as Commander-in-Chief of the South American Station. In 1829 he retired to Britain, received a baronetcy, and became a courtier in the Royal Household of William IV

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Item 27
Click on the image to see an enlarged version LAWRENCE,   Ada and G. Stuart Gelder

Young Lorenzo. The early life of D.H. Lawrence. Containing hitherto unpublished letters, articles, and reproductions of pictures

Florence, G. Orioli, 1931, first, limited edition
pp276, 23 plates, including 9 reproductions of Lawrence's early paintings. Large thick 8vo, vellum with red lettering and phoenix decoration. Very good in the slightly edge rubbed dust jacket

Written by Lawrence's sister. 740 copies printed, this one not numbered

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Item 28
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Lady Chatterley's Lover

Paris, Obelisk Press, 1936
pp360, (ii), 8vo, original printed wrappers with French flaps. Paper darkened, neat closed split at spine. A good copy of a fragile book

New printing after the 1933 Odyssey Press edition, with Frieda Lawrence's corrections of typographical errors. Jack Kahane and Grant Richards started the Obelisk Press in 1929, and published sexually explicit books which were censored in Britain and the US. They published books by Joyce, Nin, Arthur Miller, Radcliffe Hall, as well as Lawrence

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Item 29
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The Paintings Of D. H. Lawrence

London, Mandrake Press, [1929]. First edition
pp40, 26 full coloured reproductions of Lawrence's paintings; folio, morocco backed cloth gilt, t.e.g. A fine copy

510 copies were printed, but relatively few copies are known to have survived. The exhibition of the paintings in London was closed down by police (on charges of obscenity) and the paintings and books confiscated. The first, most ambitious, and most desirable book from P.R. Stephensen's Mandrake Press

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Item 30
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Holograph letter signed `Queenie D Leavis' from Bulstrode Gardens, Cambridge, July 13th, 1978. The letter is to Lee Shrubb, in her capacity as assistant editor of Australia's Quadrant magazine, thanking her for the obituary (by Peter Shrubb) of F. R. Leavis in Quadrant. The letter, closely written on a blue aerogramme, is a bitter cry from the heart about the `spite & jealousy of the Eng. Lit. Establishment & New Grub Street... all the slanders, denigrations and lies put about by the Cambridge English Faculty over the past half century have been registered for posterity'

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Item 31
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Two original autograph letters signed `T. L. Mitchell', from the Surveyor General's Office Sydney, the first dated 11th October 1843, the second 2nd March 1852. The first, written to Mr James Upton, Cornwallis, Windsor, is a six line letter acknowledging Upton's application for a License to occupy one Section of Land in the County of Hunter. Mitchell informs Upton that he has submitted the request with his (Mitchell's) report to the Colonial Secretary, for the consideration of His Excellency the Governor. The second, in fifteen lines, informs Upton that in consequence of the sale by auction of 30 acres of land being part of 1200 acres in the County of Hunter under lease to [Upton], his lease is cancelled under the 11th Clause of the Regulation of the 29th March 1848, and advises him to apply to the Colonial Treasurer for the restitution of the rent of the land in question for the unexpired period of the lease

[Sydney, 1843, 1852]
folio, (330x420cm, 330x200cm), written one side of the paper. Fine. Each separately enclosed in mylar

Mitchell (1792-1855), was Australia's second surveyor general from 1828 to 1855. Surveyor, cartographer, explorer and author, Mitchell was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Council in 1844, but resigned after a few months, finding it impossible to reconcile his role of public servant with that of politician. The death notice of James Upton of Cornwallis, Windsor, appears in the Windsor and Richmond Gazette, 18th August, 1888. The 1828 census lists Upton as 23 years old, born in the Colony, farmer, Protestant.

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Item 32
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Pencil Drawings 1969-78. Foreword by David Dridan

Melbourne, 1978
100 full-page plates; Folio, full calf. Some spotting, else very good in the mailing box

One of 500 copies fully numbered & signed by the artist

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Item 33
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Navua Stud Farm. An Importing, Breeding and Testing Establishment Specialising in Jersey Cattle, Berkshire Pigs, Shetland Ponies

[Sydney, 1930s]
pp92, profusely illustrated with b/w photos. Folio, original wrappers with silk ties. Fine

Sir Archibald Howie, owner of Navua Stud Farm, about 40 miles from Sydney, won awards for his Jersey cattle, and bred racehorses, including Mosaic, the winner of the Cox Plate in 1939. On Sir Archibald's death in 1944, the Stud was purchased by Stanley Sadler Crick, racecourse owner and horse breeder

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Item 34
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Programme. Sydney University Dramatic Society presents Hassan, a play by James Elroy Flecker. Atmospheric sounds, incidental to the play by John Anthill. Scenery designs prepared and painted by James Cook, Adrian Feint, David Strachan, Fred Jessop, Margaret Olley, Loudon Sainthill

[Sydney, 1947]
pp12, including printed wrappers

SUDS production in the NSW Conservatorium of Music, 2nd - 16th August, 1947. Sydney University in 1947 was bursting with talent. As well as the stellar list of artists, the lighting was by Max Dupain, the advertisments designed by Douglas Annand. Rare. Not in Trove, although a journal review of the production is

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Item 35
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The Forest Pruner; or, Timber Owner's Assistant; a treatise on the training or management of British Timber Trees; whether intended for use, ornament, or shelter...

London, J. Harding, 1808. Second edition
pp278, 8 plates, including 4 coloured in sepia. 8vo, bound in half calf, marbled boards, spines gilt. Front hinge tender, foxing, mainly to prelims and finals. Else very good

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Item 36
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Guide to Kulchur

London, Peter Owen, 1952, (English issue of this first reprint with additional material)
pp380, 8vo, cloth. Edges a little shelf marked, else very good in the darkened dust jacket (price-clipped)

500 sets of sheets of the 1952 American, New Directions edition, were bound and jacketed for Peter Owen in England [Gallup A45d]

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Item 37
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The Letters of Ezra Pound 1907-1941

London, Faber, 1951, first UK edition
pp464, 8vo, cloth. Slight toning to edges & prelims. Very good in like dust jacket (price-clipped, spine a little sunned)

Gallup A64b

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Item 38
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Photograph Album. Views of Sydney, 1842. From Sketches by John Rae. 27 original photographs of early Sydney views

Sydney, William Gullick, 1898
Letterpress titlepage, index, 27 original photographs mounted on card. Oblong folio [320x430cm], sumptuously bound in full morocco by the Government binder, gilt lettering and decorations, all edges gilt, gilt dentelles. Some foxing to mounts, not affecting photographs and a little bumping to album corners. Else in very good condition

Album includes photographic reproductions of watercolours painted by the artist in 1842 and 1850. Images include Sydney streets, parks, churches, dwellings and views around the harbour. John Rae, 1813-1900, public servant, author and painter, migrated to Australia in 1839 to work in Sydney. Rae was also a talented amateur artist. He painted water-colours of Sydney streets, taught himself photography and used it to record details for later paintings and his camera obscura contributed to his panorama of Sydney Harbour. He also produced large panoramas of Wollongong, Newcastle and part of the Murray Valley. His sketches of colonial scenes were sent to the Calcutta Exhibition in 1883 and to the Centennial International Exhibition, Melbourne, in 1888. In 1900 the Bulletin praised his collection of views of old Sydney [ADB]

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Item 39
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Report of Court Proceedings in the Case of the Anti-Soviet `Bloc of Rights and Trotskyites'. Heard Before the Military Collegium of the Supreme Court of the U.S.S.R. Moscow, March 2-13, 1938

Moscow, 1938
ppviii, 800, errata slip tipped in. Roy.8vo, cloth backed printed boards. Very good

Verbatim report of the third trial of the great Soviet purges under Stalin. `The Trial of the Twenty One' charged prominent Bolsheviks with espionage and treason. Politicians, diplomats, businessmen and intellectuals, including Nicolai Bukharin, were executed. Arthur Koestler's Darkness at Noon (1944) is based on this

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Item 40
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Report of Court Proceedings in the Case of the Anti-Soviet Trotskyite Centre Heard Before the Military Collegium of the Supreme Court of the U.S.S.R. Moscow, January 23-30, 1937

Moscow, 1937
ppviii, 580. Roy.8vo, cloth backed printed boards. Corners knocked, boards a little soiled, else a good copy

The trial of the second of Stalin's great purges. Former Bolshevik party leaders were charged with conspiring with western powers to assassinate Stalin and restore capitalism. 16 were executed

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Item 41
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The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea and Arabia [plus] Egypt and Nubia. 2 volumes complete

London, Folio Society, 2014
pp248; 258 with all 247 of the colour plates; 4tos, bound in cloth from designs from Roberts, by Neil Gower. Top edges gilt, ribbon markers. Fine in slipcases

Reproduces Robert's beautiful plates from his 1838/9 travels. This edition is in a slightly smaller format than the 2010 limited edition facsimile of the 1840s originals, but all words and plates are reproduced

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Item 42
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Official Programme Oxford v. Cambridge (Rugby) Football Match Twickenham Tuesday, December 9th, 1924

[Twickenham, 1924]
single sheet, bifolium, printed on all four sides. Creases where paper has been folded, but very good

Both teams list the players' colleges, and their previous schools. 4 participants from the Antipodes played for Oxford - R. L. Raymond and A.C. Wallace from Sydney Grammar School, V.G.Wesche from the King's School, and G.G. Aiten from Westport, New Zealand

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Item 43
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O! Sydney I Love You. words & music by S.A.C. McLeod

Sydny, W. H. Paling, c. 1935
pp2, illustrated wrappers (Sydney Harbour scene). Very good

This composition won the competition for the "Sun" Prize Song

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Item 44
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This Bit of the World Belongs to Us. National song written & composed by `Dry Blower'. Sung by Mr Bert Gilbert in J. C. Williamson's gorgeous pantomime "Jack & Jill"

Melbourne, Allen & Co, [1908]
pp4, folio, original pictorial wrappers (war ships circling the outline of Australia). Very good

Sheet music referencing the visit of the American Fleet to Australia in 1908. With an owner inscription dated 19.5.09

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Item 45
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The Port Of Sydney N.S.W. Official Handbook

Sydney, 1924
pp60, numerous photos, some folding panoramas, 5 very large attractive folding chromolitho maps/plans ; 8vo, cloth, spine chips. A couple of maps with tears to folds, else a good copy

A very good record of early Sydney

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Item 46
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Discordant Encounters. Plays and Dialogues

New York, Albert & Charles Boni, 1926. First edition
pp298; 8vo, patterned cloth. A little soiling, else a good firm copy in the dust jacket, very slightly chipped at spine, and with a couple of closed tears

The first separately published book by the great American critic. Scarce in the dust jacket

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Item 47
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Atomic Civilization

Melbourne, 1949. First [only] edition
7 tinted plates tipped-in, with printed tissue guards; 4to, original decorated boards, calf spine. Boards slightly marked, top corners bumped, spine edges rubbed, else a very good copy

Edition limited to 100 numbered copies printed on goatskin parchment. This copy inscribed No. 71. Australian architect Hardy Wilson [1881-1955] was deeply influenced by a visit to China in 1921. He wanted to develop an achitecture combining Oriental style, philiosophy and view of civilization with Australian (colonial) style. In his Foreword, he describes this book as `as a last chance to develop creative thought and preserve humanity'. He includes illustrations of his last planned house `Celestion', which was never built

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Item 48
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The Cow Pasture Road

Sydney, Art in Australia, 1920. First edition
pp70, 12 plates tipped-in; 4to, papered boards with cloth spine. Top of spine repaired. Very good copy

Edition limited to 600 copies printed, 500 only for sale

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