Architecture

  • # 15747

CAIRE, Nicholas James (1837-1918)

Settler’s hut, Gippsland

    # 15747

    CAIRE, Nicholas James (1837-1918)

    Settler’s hut, Gippsland

    Circa 1895. Photographic glass magic lantern slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, original printed label affixed to one of the paper borders, ‘Settler’s hut, Gippsland’; in good condition. A striking image of a settler’s primitive slab and bark hut, taken by the photographer Nicholas Caire, noted for his views of the rugged mountain bush …

  • # 15668

SHAW, Mary Turner

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

    # 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

    # 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

    # 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

    # 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

    # 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.

    # 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 …

  • Furnishing the home
W.W. CAMPBELL & CO.
# 14885

    # 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 …

  • Alice Springs urban development study
AUSTRALIA. CITIES COMMISSION; AGIUS, McNALLY, HOLMWOOD
# 14907

    # 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”

Melbourne 1840 - 1900 “The Phenomenal City”
OVERELL, Richard and DUNSTAN, David

# 9307

    # 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.  

  • # 15617

REDPATH, R. G.

Melbourne in pen and ink

    # 15617

    REDPATH, R. G.

    Melbourne in pen and ink

    Melbourne : printed by Norman Bros., c. 1933. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 24, 21 full page reproductions of Redpath’s pen drawings of Melbourne.

  • Craven Hall, Warminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Anon.

# 3326

    # 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 …

  • Ceremony of laying the first stone of the collegiate school of St. Peter’s, Adelaide,
Church of England. Diocese of Adelaide.
# 14673

    # 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. …

  • [PASCOE VALE, MELBOURNE] Coburg Highlands Estate : only ten minutes from station.
# 14162

    # 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 …

  • Sale of township allotments at Numurkah. Friday, January 13th [1911]
MUNTZ BROS., AND HEIGHWAY
# 14161

    # 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 …

  • The Australian colonial house
BROADBENT, James

# 8299

    # 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 …

  • [MELBOURNE] J. Harrison, General House Decorator. 91 Burwood Road, Hawthorn.
HARRISON, J.
# 14002

    # 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 …

  • The Melbourne Exhibition Building. N. W. angle 1856
TURNER, Edward (1836-1913)
# 12833

    # 12833

    TURNER, Edward (1836-1913)

    The Melbourne Exhibition Building. N. W. angle 1856

    Pencil drawing on watercolour wash background, 176 x 248 mm (oval), titled in pencil lower centre, mounted on a backing card.  Evidently a contemporary copy of the lithograph by S. T. Gill 'The Melbourne Exhibition Buildings, N. W. angle, 1854', lithographed by Campbell & Fergusson and published in 1856 by James J. Blundell & Co. …

  • Illustrated letterhead of A. Clissold, Builder & Decorator, South Melbourne
A. CLISSOLD.
# 12541

    # 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. 

  • Villa near Melbourne with Marseilles tile roof.
TRENKLER & CO.
# 12482

    # 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. 

  • Rude timber buildings in Australia
COX, Philip and FREELEND, John
# 12339

    # 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. 

  • Conroy’s ready reckoner of super measurement for sawn timber
W.C. CLARK & SONS
# 11875

    # 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 …

  • Australian essays on subjects political, moral, and religious (Presentation copy for Gother Kerr Mann)
NORTON, James, 1795-1862; [MANN, Gother Kerr, 1809-1899]
# 11471

    # 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 …

  • A far microcosm : building and architecture in Van Diemen’s Land and Tasmania 1803-1914
RATCLIFF, Eric
# 10752

    # 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 …

  • A brief history of the 170 years of trading of the House of Berger : makers of fine dry colours,
LEWIS BERGER & SONS.
# 9995

    # 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 …

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    # 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.

  • [PATRICK WHITE] Big toys
[WHITE, Patrick 1912-1990]
# 5762

    # 5747

    Council of Industrial Design

    Design. A monthly journal for manufacturers and designers. Number 24 : December 1950

    London : Council of Industrial Design, 1950. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 36, illustrated. Includes articles on textiles, retailing, toy design, fabrics, architecture, nameplates, Scandinavian design etc.