• # 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 …

  • # 29023

    VAN DAELE, Patrick van; LUMBY, Roy

    A spirit of progress. Art Deco architecture in Australia (deluxe edition with original signed photograph)

    Sydney : Craftsman House, 1997. Quarto, gilt-lettered silk bound boards in matching slipcase with pictorial inlay, pp. 228, extensively illustrated. The deluxe edition, limited to 50 copies signed by the authors, specially bound in slipcase, accompanied by an original signed photograph by van Daele, limited to 50 copies. The photograph is a detail from the …

  • # 29353


    [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 …

  • # 28723

    [GILL, S. T.]

    Queen’s Wharf, Melbourne, West End, in the “Fifties”.

    [Melbourne] : s.n. (but “Printed in Austria”), [circa 1910]. Chromolithographic postcard, 90 x 135 mm, recto with reproduction of an S. T. Gill lithograph captioned ‘Queen’s Wharf, Melbourne, West End, in the “Fifties”‘ – a terrific, animated scene; verso with divided back; the illustrated front is in very good condition with a tiny blemish at upper …

  • # 28722

    [GILL, S. T.]

    National Model and Training School, Melbourne, in the “Fifties”.

    [Melbourne : s.n., circa 1910]. Chromolithographic postcard, 90 x 135 mm, recto with reproduction of an S. T. Gill lithograph captioned ‘National Model and Training School, Melbourne, in the “Fifties”‘, set within an embossed border; verso with divided back; the illustrated front and the unwritten back are in very good condition; the card was a little …

  • # 28878

    BONYNGE, Richard

    Chalet Monet : Inside the home of Dame Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge

    Foreword by Marilyn Horne. Photography by Dominique Bersier. Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2020. Quarto, lettered cloth in illustrated dustjacket, illustrated endpapers, pp. 343, extensively illustrated. Printed in an edition of 1500 copies. New copy. This sumptuously produced coffee table book captures the essence of the fairy tale that is Chalet Monet. Inside its pages over …

  • # 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 …

  • # 28302

    Photographer unknown.

    [MELBOURNE] View of The Royal Hotel, Footscray, circa 1873.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 66 x 102 mm; no photographer’s imprint (verso blank); the print is a little pale and has scattered foxing; the mount is clean and stable. A rare and possibly unique early view of the original Royal Hotel, Footscray, with its owner Frederick Droop posing outside. (Note also the …

  • # 27336

    [TOORAK] Alfred Watson, late of Melbourne, Australia, who died during his voyage to England on board the “Somersetshire” April 3rd 1875 in his 42nd year.

    [sl : sn], 1875. Memorial card, 70 x 100 mm; verso blank; two borders unevenly trimmed (so that the original owner could fit the card into an album window mount), otherwise fine. Alfred Watson was the original owner of Mandeville Hall in Toorak, Melbourne. ‘Toorak, Victoria. Mandeville Hall was originally a sixteen room mansion built for Alfred …

  • # 28217

    BERRY, Vanessa

    [PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY] Mirror Sydney

    Artarmon, NSW : Giramondo, 2017. Large octavo (245 x 170 mm), pictorial card covers with French flaps, 304 pp, line illustrations; an as new copy. The fascinating essays in this collection are meditations on many of Sydney’s lost or disappearing buildings and sites. ‘In her delicately wrought essays and hand-drawn maps, Vanessa Berry describes her …