Welcome to our New Acquisitions list for May 2019.
There are many highlights among the 260 items, including:
Japanese Meiji era boardgame of a round the world voyage, beautifully illustrated and with a depiction of Sydney Harbour.
Rare pocket globe by Nicholas Lane of London (1776), showing the tracks of Cook’s first voyage.
Welsh miners’ guide to the Australian goldfields (1852).
Two variant editions of The Emigrant’s Map of the World (1852/53), containing significant material on the Australian gold rushes.
Archive of private photos taken during the visit of Edward Prince of Wales (the future Edward VIII) to Australia and New Zealand in 1920; with revealing annotations by the Prince himself, the photos were sent to his mistress Freda Dudley Ward.
Anglo-Chinese Kalendar and Register for 1832, compiled by John Robert Morrison and printed in Macao.
Jeff Koons: porcelain sculpture from his Balloon Dog series.
Plus … scarce Patrick White editions, 16th century bindings, maps of all descriptions, Australian ephemera, elusive Albert Namatjira publications, works on sexuality from the library of Hugh Hefner, vintage photographs, travel and children’s books, and many more surprises besides.
View the entire New Acquisitions list here.