• # 24314

    ROBB, E. M.

    Early Toorak and district

    Melbourne : Robertson & Mullens Limited, 1934. Oblong folio, lettered cloth, partial dustjacket (most of lower panel missing), small silverfishing to front free endpaper, pp. 137, illustrated, internally clean. Photographically illustrated history of Toorak and the surrounding sububs of Malvern, Prahran, South Yarra and Hawthorn.

  • # 23911


    Fibrolite homes (fibro-cement)

    Cover: “Fibrolite” Building Products are extensively used in the building of Homes approved and financed by the State Advances Corporation of Queensland. Brisbane : James Hardie & Coy. Pty. Ltd., 1938. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 32 pp, with line-drawn illustrations and plans throughout; bottom corners a little dog-eared but internally clean and …

  • # 23940

    [GRIFFIN, Walter Burley, 1876–1937]

    Plan of Canberra, by Walter Burley Griffin. (1915)

    New York, NY : State Education Department. Visual Instruction Division, [c.1915]. Photographic glass magic lantern slide with hand colouring, 82 x 102 mm, image 62 x 62 mm; recto with publisher’s information printed in gold around the border; verso with printed caption label ‘Australia. Plan of Canberra, by Walter Burley Griffin (1915)’ and second label repeating the publisher’s …

  • # 24598

    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, pp. 176, illustrated; a fine copy. Strizic’s iconic images of twentieth century Melbourne. A very good copy. “This work shows us many aspects of Melbourne – its magnificent architectural …

  • # 23765

    Photographer unknown.

    A pair of very early stereoview photographs of Adelaide streets, circa 1860.

    Both views are exceptionally early and are possibly unrecorded. They appear to have been kept together for almost 160 years, as the manuscript captions on both are written in the same contemporary hand. It is likely that the same unidentified photographer was responsible for both views. I. Adelaide, S.A. Rundle St. from Gawler Place, north …

  • # 24320

    GOLD, Frances Joslin

    [HOWARD ARKLEY] The instant decorator

    New York : Clarkson N. Potter, 1976 (1977 second printing). Oblong folio, spiral bound, cloth covered boards, pp. xiii; 104; colour plates, glassine stencilled designs of interiors, internally clean. A very good copy of this classic guide to 1970s interior design. Gold’s ‘Instant decorator’ would be the major source book for many paintings by Australian …

  • # 23983

    HERMAN, Morton

    The early Australian architects and their work

    Illustrated and decorated by the author. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1954. Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket (a couple of small tears), pp. 248, illustrated. First edition. Provenance: F. G. Coles, his bookplate tipped-in to endpaper, Joan McClelland, her name inscribed to endpaper.

  • # 23690

    PERROTT, Leslie M.

    Concrete homes

    Melbourne : G.W. Green & Sons [for the author], [1925]. Small quarto (250 x 190 mm), original cloth backed printed papered boards with colour pictorial onlay to upper board (boards slightly bowed and sunned, and with scattered ink spots), 82 pp, with line illustrations and plans throughout, advertisements at front and rear; first few leaves …

  • # 23420

    Australian house and garden annual 1964.

    Sydney : Australian House and Garden Magazine Pty Ltd, 1964. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 130, illustrated. Fantastic house design, furnishings and household goods from the sixties, with kitsch advertisements.

  • # 23447

    O'NEILL, Helen

    A singular vision : Harry Seidler

    Sydney : Harper Collins, 2013. First edition. Quarto, boards, pp. 378, illustrated. Monograph on the influential Australian architect.

  • # 23220

    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 …

  • # 22867

    COOPER, John Butler

    The History of Prahran : from its first settlement to a city.

    Compiled by order of the Prahran Council. Melbourne : Modern Printing Co. Pty. Ltd., 1912. First edition. Octavo, gilt-decorate cloth, portrait frontispiece, pp. xii; 338, photographic plates.

  • # 22382

    CHUCK, Thomas Foster

    A mother and her infant outside Alma Terrace, Moray Street, South Melbourne, circa 1875.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 64 x 102 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘The London Portrait Gallery. T. F. Chuck, Photographer … Royal Arcade, near the Fountain, Melbourne’, and contemporary inscriptions in pencil ‘Alma Terrace, Moray St. S. Melb, where Annie was born, Sep. 1st 1874, and ‘R.A. Lloyd, Russell Street’; the …

  • # 19903


    Baring antebellum & Bishopsgate within. CITY A.M.

    London : Gefn Press, 2010. Octavo (28 x 21cm), publisher’s brown-marbled ledger wrappers, sewn binding, housed in a cream card document folder, 38pp, with red and blue line decorations; ink jet printed onto Zerkall paper, internally pristine, a fine copy. One of 100 copies. “Text derived from research at the Baring Archive, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Marble …

  • # 22420

    Photographer unknown.

    Lyons Terrace, Sydney, N.S.W.

    Circa 1868. [Title from contemporary caption in ink on mount]. Albumen print photograph, 120 x 160 mm, laid down on a section cut from an album page; a strong print in fine condition. From an album of Sydney views compiled during Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh’s Australian visit of 1867-68, which included a number of …

  • # 21753

    GARDEN, Donald Stuart

    Heidelberg, Victoria : the land and its people, 1838-1900. (Thesis)

    Thesis (M.A.), Monash University, 1970. Two volumes, quarto, bound in 2 matching spring-back binders of black pebbled cloth over boards, typescript, 220 leaves, with several folding maps and plans; fine condition. Another typescript copy of this thesis, which treats such topics such as the urban planning, agricultural development and social and religious history of the …