Architecture

  • # 16141

    SOANE, Sir John (1753 - 1837); PARKYNS, G. J. (circa 1750 - 1820)

    Sketches in architecture. Containing plans and elevations of cottages, villas and other useful buildings. With characteristic scenery.

    To which are added, six designs for improving and embellishing of grounds, with sections and explanations. By an amateur. The whole engraved on fifty-four plates. London : J. Taylor, 1798. Folio, contemporary flame calf (a few marks, rebacked, with original spine laid down), pp. [vi]; iv; [iv]; 20; 54 plates in engraving and aquatint, the …

  • # 16105

    The history of the College of Bonhommes at Ashridge, in the county of Buckingham, founded in the year 1276, by Edmund, Earl of Cornwall (George Canning’s copy)

    Compiled from original records and other authentic sources. To which is added, a description of the present mansion, erected on the site of the ancient college. London : printed by R. Gilbert, 1823. Elephant folio (570 mm tall), papered boards with later calf spine lettered in gilt, binder’s ticket of Wilson, bookplates to front pastedown …

  • # 16157

    NEALE, John Preston

    The history and antiquities of the Abbey Church of St. Peter, Westminster : including notices and biographical memoirs of the Abbots and Deans of that Foundation.

    Illustrated by John Preston Neale. The whole of the literary department by Edward Wedlake Brayley. London : J. P. Neale, 1818 – 23. Two volumes, quarto, later nineteenth century half-crushed morocco over pebbled cloth (edges rubbed), ruled in gilt, spines in compartments, lettered in gilt, joint to upper board of volume one cracked, top edges …

  • # 16331

    BRITTON, J.; PUGIN, A.

    Illustrations of the public buildings of London : with historical and descriptive accounts of each edifice.

    London : J. Taylor; J. Britton and A. Pugin, 1825. Two volumes, octavo, half-calf over marbled boards (rebacked, rubbed), spines ruled and lettered in gilt, bookplates for notable English architect Decimus Burton to front pastedowns, previous owners names to front free endpapers, half-titles, engraved title pages, pp. xvi; (2); 336; xxxii; (4); 330; (2); numerous …

  • # 16529

    ELMES, James (1782 - 1862); SHEPHERD, Thomas H. (1792–1864)

    London and its environs in the nineteenth century; Illustrated with a series of views from original drawings by Thomas H. Shepherd with historical topographical and critical notices

    London : Jones & Co., 1829. Quarto, half-calf marbled boards, raised bands with gilt tooling and lettering, engraved half title (marked 1829), title page (marked 1828), pp. vi, 96, [44], pages with some foxxing. Showing over 100 images of Regency and Adam’s style architecture.

  • # 16114

    VALENTINI, Agostini

    I Freschi delle Loggie Vaticane inventati da Raffaele Sanzio

    Illustrati per cura di Agostino Valentini. Rome : Agostino Valentini, n.d.. Folio, publisher’s illustrated papered boards (slightly marked but very good), engraved title page, pp. 42; [2]; 41 steel-engraved plates illustrating Raphael’s frescoes in the Vatican Loggia. Some very light, sparse foxing, else a very good clean copy.

  • # 16107

    ADAM, Robert & James

    The architecture, decoration, and furniture, of Robert & James Adam.

    Selected from “Works in Architecture” published 1778 – 1822 and photolithographed from the originals. London : B T, Batsford, 1880. Large quarto, decorated papered boards (worn, corners renewed), new endpapers, pp. [vi]; 26 plates of architectural detail (a number detached as usual), a clean copy.

  • # 16528

    PYNE, W. H. (1769 - 1843)

    The history of the Royal Residences of Windsor Castle, St. James’s Palace, Carlton House, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Buckingham House, and Frogmore.

    Illustrated by one hundred highly finished and coloured engravings, fac-similes of original drawings by the most eminent artists. London : A. Dry, 1819. Three volumes, quarto, full straight-grained plum morocco, expertly rebuked, elaborately tooled in gilt with ornamental border and architectural central panels, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, vol. I pp. [ii]; ii; [ii]; 188; …

  • # 16531

    SHEPHERD, Thomas H. (1792–1864)

    Modern Athens, displayed in a series of views, or Edinburgh in the nineteenth century; exhibiting the whole of the new buildings, modern improvements, antiquities & picturesque scenery of the Scottish metropolis & its environs

    London : Jones & Co., 1829. Quarto, half-calf marbled boards, raised bands with gilt tooling and lettering, engraved title page, pp. vi, ii, 88, [x], [46], pages with some foxxing. Showing 92 images of Edinburgh and its architecture, with essays on Dalkeith Palace, Penicuik, The Haining, Duff House, and Gordon Castle.

  • # 16530

    ELMES, James (1782 - 1862); SHEPHERD, Thomas H. (1792–1864)

    Metropolitan improvements; or London in the nineteenth century being a series of views of the new and most interesting objects in the British metropolis & its vicinity

    London : Jones & Co., 1827. Quarto, half-calf marbled boards, raised bands with gilt tooling and lettering, engraved title page, pp. ii, 172, [72], pages with some foxxing. Showing 140 images of London including plan for John Nash’s design for Regent’s Park, opened in 1835.

  • # 16169

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    The first Scots Church and Burke and Wills monument, Collins Street East, Melbourne, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 102 mm (mount); verso with contemporary inscription in pencil (in error) ‘Independent Ch. Collins Street’; no photographer’s imprint; a strong albumen print with good tonal range, the mount with a tiny amount of foxing but in very good condition. This view, taken from opposite St. Michael’s Church (not …

  • # 16098

    The seven lamps of architecture

    With illustrations drawn by the author. London : Smith, Elder and Co., 1955. Second edition. Octavo, pressed cloth, top edge gilt, bookplate of Charles F. de Salis, Bishop of Taunton to front pastedown, frontispiece engraving, pp. xv; [2]; 205; [2 – catalogue]; 14 lithographed plates after Ruskin with guard sheets (one is loose).

  • # 16310

    LEYLAND, John; TIPPING, H. Avray (editors)

    Gardens old and new. The country house & its garden environment.

    London : Country Life, [1900 – 1916]. Three volumes, folio, decorated cloth (a few stains, light wear, particularly to joints, but overall good), pp. xl, 346; xxv, 295; xlii, 284; decorated chapter headings by Arthur Rackham et al., profusely illustrated with over 1000 black and white photographs, a very good set. An encyclopedic illustrated record …

  • # 16308

    RUTTER, John

    Delineations of Fonthill and its Abbey.

    Shaftsbury : published by the author, 1823. Quarto, papered boards (marked) with engraved illustration and pink bookseller’s ticket of Duffield’s Public Library, Bath, rebacked, spine replaced, half-title, pp. xxvi; 127; 13 full page engraved plates, including the hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece and two further coloured aquatint plates, 13 woodcut text illustrations, folding lithographed map, publisher’s slip advertising …

  • # 16179

    WEAVER, Sir Lawrence

    Luytens houses and gardens

    London : Country Life, 1921. Octavo, quarter cloth over papered boards (edges rubbed), paper label, portrait frontispiece, pp. 203 with numerous photographs and plans of the English architect Edwin Luyten.

  • # 16156

    FEARNSIDE, W. G.

    Tombleson’s views of the Rhine

    Edited by W. G. Fearnside. London : Tombleson & Co. [1832]. Octavo, half-calf over marbled papered boards (rebacked with new spine to match), gilt-lettered morocco title label to upper board, endpapers replaced, engraved title page, large folding panoramic plan of the Rhine; pp. 181; [3]; engraved plates with tissue guards (some foxing); folding map of the …

  • # 16112

    WOOD, Robert (1717 - 1771)

    The ruins of Palmyra, otherwise Tedmor, in the Desart. [together with] : The ruins of Balbec, otherwise Heliopolis in Coelosyria

    Two volumes bound in one. [Palmyra]: London : printed in the year MDCCLIII [1753]. [Balbec]: London : printed in the year MDCCLVII [1757]. Elephant folio (570 mm tall), near-contemporary half calf over marbled papered boards, ruled in gilt, contrasting morocco title label to spine. [Palmyra] pp. [vi]; 50; large copperplate panorama of the ruins (over …

  • # 15871

    TAYLOR, Samuel

    Modern homesteads

    A practical and illustrated treatise on the deigning of farm buildings, farm houses and cottages for farm labourers, for all classes and sizes of holdings from 300 to 3 acres. London : The Agents’ Record, 1905. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth  (marked), pp. 71; 32 plates of architectural plans for farm buildings, internally clean. A practical guide …

  • # 16173

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    Melbourne Savings Bank, corner of Market Street and Flinders Lane West, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 102 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘W.J. Norman, Wholesale and Retail Looking Glass and Picture Frame Manufacturer, 94 & 170 Elizabeth Street Melbourne’ and contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Savings Bank’; no photographer’s imprint; slight fading at the left hand edge, otherwise a strong albumen print with excellent …

  • # 16177

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    General Post Office, corner of Elizabeth and Bourke Streets, Melbourne, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 102 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘W.J. Norman, Wholesale and Retail Looking Glass and Picture Frame Manufacturer, 94 & 170 Elizabeth Street Melbourne’ and contemporary inscription in pencil ‘P.O. Melbourne’; no photographer’s imprint; a strong albumen print with good tonal range, the mount also in fine condition. …

  • # 16175

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    Library, Parliament House from gardens on corner of Albert and Spring Streets, Melbourne, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 102 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘W.J. Norman, Wholesale and Retail Looking Glass and Picture Frame Manufacturer, 94 & 170 Elizabeth Street Melbourne’ and contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Parlt. House’; no photographer’s imprint; a superb albumen print with excellent tonal range, the mount also in fine condition. …

  • # 16168

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    Congregationalist Church and Burke and Wills monument, Collins Street East, Melbourne, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 102 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘W.J. Norman, Wholesale and Retail Looking Glass and Picture Frame Manufacturer, 94 & 170 Elizabeth Street Melbourne’ and contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Mr. Henderson’s Ch.’; no photographer’s imprint; a strong albumen print with good tonal range, the mount with a tiny …

  • # 16167

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    Bank of Victoria, Collins Street East, Melbourne, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 102 mm (mount); verso with contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Bank Victoria Melbourne’; no photographer’s imprint; a strong albumen print with good tonal range, the mount with a small amount of pale foxing. The Bank of Victoria, at 34-36 Collins Street, was designed in the Renaissance Revival style by …

  • # 16174

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    Oriental Bank, corner of Queen Street and Flinders Lane, Melbourne, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 102 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘W.J. Norman, Wholesale and Retail Looking Glass and Picture Frame Manufacturer, 94 & 170 Elizabeth Street Melbourne’ and contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Oriental Bank’; no photographer’s imprint; a strong albumen print with excellent tonal range, the mount also in …

  • # 16176

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    Treasury Building, Spring Street, Melbourne, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 102 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘W.J. Norman, Wholesale and Retail Looking Glass and Picture Frame Manufacturer, 94 & 170 Elizabeth Street Melbourne’ and contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Treasury Melbourne’; no photographer’s imprint; a superb albumen print with excellent tonal range, the mount also in fine condition. …

  • # 16166

    NETTLETON, Charles (1826-1902), attributed

    Menzies Hotel, corner of Bourke and William Street, Melbourne, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 102 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘W.J. Norman, Wholesale and Retail Looking Glass and Picture Frame Manufacturer, 94 & 170 Elizabeth Street Melbourne’ and contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Menzies Hotel’; no photographer’s imprint; a strong albumen print with excellent tonal range, the mount also in fine condition. …

  • # 16126

    ADAM, Robert (1728 - 1792)

    Ruins of the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian at Spalatro in Dalmatia

    By R. Adam F.R.S. F.S.A. Architect to the King and to the Queen. Printed for the author MDCCLXIIII. Elephant folio (564 mm tall), contemporary half-calf over marbled papered boards (worn), spine in compartments with simple gilt rule, contrasting morocco title label, pp. [xii]; 34; 61 fine copperplate engravings, many of which are folding and printed …

  • # 15668

    SHAW, Mary Turner

    Builders of Melbourne: The Cockrams and their contemporaries, 1853-1972

    Melbourne : Cypress Books, 1972. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (a little worn), pp. [xii]; 116, illustrated. Limited to 720 numbered copies.

  • # 15779

    Picton Hopkins & Son Pty Ltd

    General catalogue of decorative plaster designs

    Melbourne : Picton Hopkins & Son Pty. Ltd., 1920s. Oblong quarto, pressed boards (split along front joint), pp. xxvi; [2]; 159; [4], illustrated throughout, ownership name of Bruce C. Stewart, Architect to title page and firm’s name and telephone number inscribed to front free endpaper. A stunning art deco period catalogue of plaster moldings and …

  • # 15371

    Raffles Hotel, Singapore

    s.l. : s.n. : c. 1925. Oblong duodecimo, printed wrappers, stringbound, folding map of Singapore, pp. 20, photographic illustrations. Scarce tourist brochure from the legendary hotel opened by the Armenian Sarkie brothers in 1887.

  • # 15409

    AUSTRALIAN CEMENT MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCIATION

    Concrete blocks, bricks and slabs

    Sydney : The Australian Cement Manufacturers’ Association, [1937]. Octavo, printed wrappers, staples rusted, 31 pp, illustrations throughout, folding plate at rear; a good copy.

  • # 15007

    HACK, Peter J.

    The Art Deco department stores of Shanghai : the Chinese-Australian connection

    Sydney : Impact Press, 2016. Octavo, pictorial laminated card covers, 65 pp, illustrated with colour and b/w plates. This recent publication tells the story of the four great department stores established in the first few decades of the twentieth century on Nanjing Road in Shanghai. In particular, it explores their connection to Chinese Australian merchants and …

  • # 15819

    SALT, M.; [REDFERN, Richard]

    [NEW ZEALAND] View of the Wesleyan Methodist parsonage at Paparoa, home of Rev. T.N. Griffin, circa 1885.

    Silver albumen print photograph, 105 x 155 mm, on cabinet card mount of Auckland photographer R. Redfern; verso with near contemporary paper label inscribed ‘Mr. M. Salt / Paparoa W[esleyan] Parsonage, taken 5 years ago. Revd. T.N. Griffin & W[ife]’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. This photograph was taken around 1885 by …

  • # 14885

    W.W. CAMPBELL & CO.

    Furnishing the home

     / With the compliments of W.W. Campbell & Co. Ltd., Furnishing Warehousemen, 249 Clarence St., Sydney. Sydney : W.W. Campbell &​ Company Limited, [betwen 1925 and 1930]. Large quarto, original thick paper wrappers with colour pictorial onlay (upper wrapper with loss at top corner), 87 pp, chiefly illustrated; tiny amount of pale foxing, otherwise internally clean …

  • # 14907

    AUSTRALIA. CITIES COMMISSION; AGIUS, McNALLY, HOLMWOOD

    Alice Springs urban development study

    Milsons Point, N.S.W. : Agius, McNally, Holmwood, 1975. Large quarto, pictorial stiff wrappers, 64 pp, colour illustrations and maps; a very good copy.  A condensed version of the detailed report by Hanson &​ Todd.

  • # 15945

    OVERELL, Richard and DUNSTAN, David

    Melbourne 1840 – 1900 “The Phenomenal City”

    A joint exhibition from the collections of the State Library of Victoria and the Melbourne City Council. Irving Benson Hall, State Library of Victoria 18 July – 7 October 1984. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, previous owner’s wetstamp to inside front wrapper, pp. 21, illustrated. Exhibition catalogue of 95 works including topographical views and social satire.  

  • # 15919

    Anon.

    Craven Hall, North West View

    [United Kingdom? : between 1800 and 1850]. Ink on thick paper, 360 x 510 mm, with depiction of a building (precise location unknown) captioned Craven Hall, North West View at upper left; the central portion of the sheet with detailed plan of adjoining lands; and at lower left a key to the plan, headed Contents, indicating …

  • # 14673

    Church of England. Diocese of Adelaide.

    Ceremony of laying the first stone of the collegiate school of St. Peter’s, Adelaide,

    by the Lord Bishop of Adelaide, on Thursday, May 24, 1849 … Adelaide : Printed by George Dehane, King William Street, 1849. Quarto, printed wrappers, 6 pp, mild vertical fold line and some corner creasing; ex Webster Collection, with small red stamp and manuscript collection number (2657) to last page; a good copy.  Ferguson, 5160. …

  • # 14162

    [PASCOE VALE, MELBOURNE] Coburg Highlands Estate : only ten minutes from station.

    Melbourne : s.n. [circa 1943]. Broadside, 340 x 550 mm (lacking lower quarter portion), on original recycled linen backing; illustrated, annotated with details of numerous individual lot prices; old fold lines, toning, small paper loss below title. Real estate broadside promoting the new Coburg Highlands Estate, about 13 km north of the Melbourne GPO. Land …

  • # 14161

    MUNTZ BROS., AND HEIGHWAY

    Sale of township allotments at Numurkah. Friday, January 13th [1911]

    Numurkah, Vic. : Leader Print (for Muntz Bros. and Heighway, Auctioneers, Geelong, under instructions from Alexander Miller, Esq.), [1911]. Broadside, 340 x 430 mm, annotated with details of individual lot prices and names of purchasers, and year '1911' in red; verso with contemporary manuscript title 'Alexander Miller Esq., Sale of Subdivisional Allotments (Numurkah)'; old fold …

  • # 14105

    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 …

  • # 14002

    HARRISON, J.

    [MELBOURNE] J. Harrison, General House Decorator. 91 Burwood Road, Hawthorn.

    [Hawthorn, Vic. : J. Harrison, 1930]. Invoice dated 27 October 1930, on [6] quarto sheets with manuscript entries, the first with J. Harrison's decorative lithographed letterhead advertising '… newest designs in wall papers, ceilings, and friezes. Plain, coloured and ornamental glass. Lead lights repaired …'; the bill is for Mr. H. S. Stillwell of “Belmont”, Denham …

  • # 12541

    A. CLISSOLD.

    Illustrated letterhead of A. Clissold, Builder & Decorator, South Melbourne

    South Melbourne : A. Clissold, [1908]. Letterhead with lithographed illustration, 175 x 205 mm, an invoice dated January 1908 to Crosthwaite & Co. of Northcote, for £7 16s 9d, being for a new gate, fence and trellis; Victoria revenue stamp affixed; original folds; in fine condition. 

  • # 12482

    TRENKLER & CO.

    Villa near Melbourne with Marseilles tile roof.

    London : Trenkler & Co., [c.1910]. Collotype process postcard, 87 x 137 mm, recto showing a typical Melbourne Federation period house with return verandah, publisher's advertising sample imprinted verso “Dr. Trenkler & Co., Leipzig … London Office, 45 Farringdon Street. E.C. Collotype”; in fine condition. 

  • # 12339

    COX, Philip and FREELEND, John

    Rude timber buildings in Australia

    London : Thames & Hudson, 1969. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (price clipped), previous owner's name crossed out on front free endpaper, pp. 216, extensively illustrated. 

  • # 11875

    W.C. CLARK & SONS

    Conroy’s ready reckoner of super measurement for sawn timber

    Melbourne : Acme Press, [c.1930]. Duodecimo, original printed buff wrappers (stamps of T.M. Davies, Melbourne tool merchants, upper wrapper with annotation in pen), lower wrapper with photographic illustration of the factory of Clark & Sons in William Street, Balaclava (Melbourne), staple bound, 64 pp, a good copy. A single copy is recorded in Australian collections (State …

  • # 11471

    NORTON, James, 1795-1862; [MANN, Gother Kerr, 1809-1899]

    Australian essays on subjects political, moral, and religious (Presentation copy for Gother Kerr Mann)

    London : Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1857. First edition. Square octavo, original cloth backed blind blocked cloth boards with gilt device and lettering to front (boards rubbed), all edges gilt; a significant presentation and association copy, inscribed on the half title 'From the author, to Gother Kerr Mann' [colonial engineer and architect]; 136 …

  • # 10752

    RATCLIFF, Eric

    A far microcosm : building and architecture in Van Diemen’s Land and Tasmania 1803-1914

    Launceston, Tas. : Fullers Bookshop with Foot and Playsted, 2015. Edition limited to 500 copies. Four volumes, small quarto, pictorial laminated card covers, illustrated, in pictorial slipcase. “A Far Microcosm is a detailed history to 1914 of Tasmania’s architecture, its influences, its construction, and the adaption of forms and building methods to suit the climate …

  • # 9995

    LEWIS BERGER & SONS.

    A brief history of the 170 years of trading of the House of Berger : makers of fine dry colours,

    paints, varnishes, lacquers, corroders of white lead. Cover title: Way back in 1760. Rhodes, N.S.W. : Lewis Berger and Sons (Australia), 1930. Tall octavo, original embossed pictorial papered boards, inner wrapper with silhouette portrait of Lewis Berger in gold, blue and grey, 24 pp, black and white illustrations throughout, 2 folding double-sided plates, a fine …

  • # 9978

    PAMM PAINTS

    115 colours

    [Sydney?] : McCorquodale Printers [for Pamm Paints], [c. 1970]. Colour chart for domestic paints, 410 x 550 mm, folding to 275 x 145 mm (a couple of surface marks), verso with further colour illustrations and informational text, with loosely inserted colour selector card, a good copy.