Architecture

  • # 31117

    ROBB, E. M.

    Early Toorak and district

    Melbourne : Robertson & Mullens Limited, 1934. Oblong folio, lettered cloth (flecked), illustrated. Photographically illustrated history of Toorak and the surrounding suburbs of Malvern, Prahran, South Yarra and Hawthorn. A fine record of nineteenth century colonial architecture and society in Melbourne.

  • # 30997

    HERMAN, Morton

    The architecture of Victorian Sydney

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1956. Second edition, 1964. Large octavo, publisher’s brown cloth boards in original pictorial dust jacket (chipped at corners and edges, small loss from sticker on upper panel), endpaper maps (a little foxed), pp 192, illustrated with 242 black-and-white photographic plates 40 line drawings in the text; a very good copy.

  • # 31243

    BERTIE, Charles

    The story of the Royal Hotel & The Theatre Royal, Sydney (deluxe edition)

    Sydney L Simmons, 1927. Octavo, full roan (edges rubbed), into which is laid a panel of wall paper from the dining room of the Royal Hotel (as issued), patterned endpapers, pp. 32, plus photographic plates, The exceedingly scarce deluxe edition, limited to 23 copies, signed by the author. This copy with a presentation inscription on …

  • # 31314

    STRIZIC, Mark

    Mark Strizic. Melbourne : marvellous to modern

    Text by Emma Matthews. Introduction by Barry Jones. Melbourne : Thames & Hudson in association with the State Library of Victoria, 2009. Quarto, boards in dust jacket (light handling wear to edges), pp. 176, illustrated; a very good copy. Strizic’s iconic images of twentieth century Melbourne. A very good copy. “This work shows us many aspects …

  • # 30665

    ROBERTSON, E. Graeme

    Early Buildings of Southern Tasmania

    Melbourne : Georgian House, 1970. Two volumes, quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjackets (a couple of very small marks), illustrated endpapers, pp. [x]; 189; [vi]; 191 – 418, extensively illustrated, a fine set.  

  • # 28676

    BROADBENT, James

    The Australian colonial house

    Architecture and society in New South Wales 1788-1842. Sydney : Hordern House in association with the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 1997. Quarto, cloth covered boards, pictorial dust jacket, pp. 400, limited to 2000 copies, contains 24 colour plates and over 100 monochrome plates, contains in-depth academic text on the architecture of houses …

  • # 29266

    SOSKIN, Abraham (photographer) (1884-1963)

    Album Tel-Aviver Ansichten / Album of Tel-Aviv Views / Albom mar’ot Tel-Abib

    [Berlin : Photophot A.G., 1926]. Oblong octavo (160 x 220 mm), rebound in later half morocco over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt ‘Tel Aviv 1926’; [81] pp, comprising [6] pages with three versions of the Preface written by photographer Abraham Soskin, in Hebrew, English and German, followed by [3] preliminary plates (coat of arms …

  • # 29263

    WILSON, Charles William, Sir (1836-1905) and Charles WARREN

    The recovery of Jerusalem : a narrative of exploration and discovery in the city and the Holy Land.

    / by Capt. Wilson, Capt. Warren … [et al.] ; with an introd. by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley ; edited by Walter Morrison. London : Richard Bentley, 1871. First edition. Thick octavo (225 x 150 mm), publisher’s maroon cloth over boards with gilt device to upper board (rubbed and lightly marked), spine with title and insignia …

  • # 30364

    Photographer unknown.

    [SOUTH AUSTRALIA] Beaumont House, residence of Sir Samuel Davenport. Beaumont, Adelaide, late 1870s.

    Albumen print photograph, 157 x 210 mm, no photographer’s imprint; laid down on its original 19th-century album leaf of thick card, with a fully contemporary inscription in ink beneath the image on the mount: ‘Beaumont – Sir Samuel Davenport’s residence’; a strong print with lovely tones, in very good condition. For a biography of Sir …

  • # 30448

    CASEY, Maie et al.

    Early Melbourne architecture 1840 to 1888. A photographic record

    Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1953 (Third edition, 1975). Octavo, boards in dustjacket, pp. 185, extensively illustrated.

  • # 30418

    SERLE, geoffrey

    Robin Boyd : a life

    Melbourne : Melbourne University Press, 1996. First paperback edition. Octabo, wrappers in dustjacket (small tear to head of spine), pp. [xii]; 368, illustrated. Printed in an edition of 2000 copies.

  • # 30144

    MARCUS VITRUVIUS POLLIO; Cesare DI LORENZO CESARIANO (translator and artist) (Italian, 1483 - 1543)

    Di Lucio Vitruvio Pollione De Architectura Libri Dece Traducti de Latino in Vulgare affigurati:

    commentati: & con mirando ordine insigniti: per il quale facilmente potrai tovare la multitudine de lí abstrusi & reconditi Vocabuli a li soi loci & in epsa tabula con summo studio expositi & enucleati ad Immensa utilitate de ciascuno Studioso & benivolo di epsa opera. [Como, Lombardy] : Gotardus de Ponte, 1521. Folio (430 x 290 …

  • # 30276

    AUSTIN, Fiona

    Beaumaris Modern : modernist homes in Beaumaris

    Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2018. Quarto, laminated boards, patterned endpapers, pp. 176, illustrated. New copy. “‘Beaumaris has the greatest concentration of interesting houses in the metropolitan area’. — Royal Institute of Architects ‘Guide to Victorian Architecture’ written in 1956 for the occasion of the Olympic Games Beaumaris Modern: Modernist Homes in Beaumaris is a collection of …

  • # 29166

    Photographer unknown.

    Side view of Christ Church, Hawthorn, Melbourne. Dated 1862.

    Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each image 72 x 75 mm, on original brown card mount 81 x 172 mm; verso with period inscriptions in pencil ‘Hawthorn Church’ and ink ‘Hawthorn Church, Melbourne, 1862’; both albumen prints have rich tonal range and are in fine condition; the mount has a small stain at one corner but is …

  • # 29819

    COOPER, Annette

    Remembering Georges : stories from Melbourne’s most elegant store

    Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2014. Quarto, boards in illustrated dust jacket, pp. vii; [i]; 17 – 376, illustrated. New copy. ‘When Georges closed its doors on 5 October 1995, it had been trading for 115 years. Yet this famous department store, situated in the ‘Paris End’ of Collins Street, still lingers in the minds of …

  • # 29127

    YOUDALE, Joseph (1819-1911)

    View of a homestead, possibly in the Manning River district, New South Wales, late 1870s.

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 107 x 166 mm (mount), verso wet stamped ‘J. Youdale, Photographic Artist’; the albumen print is a little pale and has some light surface rubbing; the mount is clean and stable. This view of an unidentified homestead was taken by travelling photographer Joseph Youdale, possibly in the Manning River …