• # 25261

    HARRINGTON, Edward (1895-1966); PEARCE, Harry Hastings (illustrator) (1897-1984)

    Alice Springs. (Signed limited edition)

    Footscray, Vic. : Harry Hastings Pearce (printed by The Footscray Advertiser), 1957. Limited to 100 numbered copies signed by the author and illustrator (this is copy no. 50). Octavo (203 x 127 mm), original printed pale green wrappers, staple bound, pp [4], including a tipped-in portrait of the poet Harrington by Harry Hastings Pearce, a …

  • # 25032

    Photographer unknown.

    St. Monans, residence of Colin Simpson and his family. Toorak, Melbourne, 1873.

    Albumen print photograph, 230 x 190 mm (arched format), mounted on its original page removed from a 19th century album; below the image is a later 19th century inscription by a family member: ‘St. Monans, Colin Simpsons (sic) House, Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria. Group of the Family. Milly and Edie are in it. 1873’; good tonal …

  • # 25306

    VAN DAELE, Patrick van; LUMBY, Roy

    A spirit of progress. Art Deco architecture in Australia

    Sydney : Craftaman House, 1997. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 228, extensively illustrated.

  • # 24737

    MOSER, H. (Herman) (1838-1905)

    James Oddie, the “Father of Ballarat”, posing in front of the business premises of J. Oddie & Co., Land and Estate Agents. Ballarat, circa 1868.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 62 x 101 mm (mount), verso with decorative back mark of ‘H. Moser, Photo Artist, Creswick, By Special Appointment to H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. A possibly unrecorded photograph, taken around 1868 by Creswick photographer Herman Moser, of the …

  • # 24646

    BARNETT, F. Oswald (Frederick Oswald), 1883-1972.

    [MELBOURNE] The unsuspected slums. (Presentation copy)

    An illustrated summary of a thesis submitted to the Melbourne University surveying the slum problem of Melbourne. Melbourne : Herald Press, 1933. Octavo, printed wrappers (presentation inscription signed by the author), pp. 35, illustrated. A fascinating study by social reformer Barnett of the slum that was once Fitzroy, identified as the area bounded by Nicholson …

  • # 24672

    Photographer unknown.

    Two snapshot photos of the railway station at Coledale, north of Wollongong, New South Wales, circa 1920.

    Two black-and-white photographic prints, each 57 x 82 mm, versos with identifying caption in pencil ‘Coledale Station’; both in fine condition. The South Coast railway line to Coledale, a coal mining village on the coast north of Wollongong, was completed in 1902. The station building, still in current use, was built in 1915.

  • # 24719

    Eighth annual report of the Sydney College in New South Wales,

    with a short statement of the proceedings of the Committee of Management, for the year ending 26th January, 1838. Sydney : printed at the “Herald” Office, George-Street, 1838. Octavo, twentieth century leather bound boards, titled in gilt on spine, folding frontispiece engraving of the College by Carmichael, some offsetting to title page, pp. 20. Ferguson …

  • # 24752


    A grand, freestanding, double-storey private residence. Melbourne, 1872-73.

    Albumen print photograph, oversize carte de visite format, 65 x 122 mm (mount), 65 x 100 mm (image), verso with back mark of the British & Colonial Photo. Company, 144 Latrobe St. West, Melbourne; the print is a little pale, but is otherwise in very good condition, as is the mount. This photograph of an …

  • # 24985

    DUPAIN, Max et al.

    Georgian architecture in Australia.

    With some examples of buildings of the post-Georgian period. Photography by Max Dupain. Architectural commentary and notes by Morton Herman. Social histories of New South Wales and Tasmania by Marjorie Barnard and Daniel Thomas. Sydney : Ure Smith, 1973 (reprint). Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 148, illustrated with Dupain’s photographs.

  • # 24955

    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 …

  • # 24342


    Chuck metal gates and fences : catalogue no. 11.

    Brunswick, Vic. : T.N. Chuck Wire Fence & Gate Co., 1937. Large octavo (250 x 155 mm), pictorial wrappers (corner creasing and handling marks), staple bound; pp 68, with photographic and line illustrations throughout; contents clean and sound; with loosely enclosed Price List of Chuck metal gates and fences (8 pp) dated 1st May 1937. …

  • # 24504

    [WILKINSON, Leslie]

    Leslie Wilkinson : a practical idealist

    Sydney : Valadon Publishing, 1982. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (foxed verso), pp. 128, illustrated, preliminaries foxed. By Peter Johnson, George Molnar and David Wilkinson ; foreword by Lloyd Rees ; architectural photographs by Max Dupain.

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …