AUCTION THIS MONDAY 29 MAY 2017 OF SOME OF AN ESA MEMBER’S COLLECTION. Michael Aitken’s quality collection is well known from journal articles, ‘Cabinets of Wonder’ and our Show & Tell meetings.
Michael is making some changes to his collection and this presents an opportunity to others. There is a fabulous catalogue prepared by the auctioneers, by Australian Book Auctions. The images and text abut each item are from the catalogue. Here is the link to the catalogue.
There are travel guides:
DAYLESFORD, Victoria. DAYLESFORD AND ITS SURROUNDINGS. By “A Wanderer”. Octavo, with four attractive tinted lithographs, bound with the front wrapper in more recent buckram with leather spine label. Melbourne, Troedel & Co, 1885. Rare: a most attractive booklet published according to the front wrapper “by Authority of the Borough Council”. The wrapper title is more expansive: “Illustrated Handbook & Guide to Daylesford and Surrounding District”. Not in Beaumont; Ferguson, 18178 (calling for three plates only).
MARVELLOUS MELBOURNE. PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM of about 57 albumen paper photographic prints. Quarto, about 57 albumen paper prints mounted on 18 leaves, extracted from a larger album and bound in more recent binder’s cloth. Circa 1890s. Mainly city views: Melbourne for the most part but other localities noted (Ballarat, Morwell, Gippsland, etc.). An attractive series of views (and one native portrait), including many fine city buildings from the era of Marvellous Melbourne.