Architecture

  • 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 …

  • Masonite home plans : also garages, interiors & storage walls.
MASONITE CORPORATION (AUSTRALIA)
# 14897

    # 14897

    MASONITE CORPORATION (AUSTRALIA)

    Masonite home plans : also garages, interiors & storage walls.

    [s.l.] : Masonite Corporation, [between 1950 and 1960]. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, 43 pp, illustrated; a good copy. Copies are recorded in five Australian collections (Deakin University Library; Monash University Library; State Library of Victoria; Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales)

  • 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.

  • 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. …

  • Early Toorak and district
ROBB, E. M.
# 14502

    # 14502

    ROBB, E. M.

    Early Toorak and district

    Melbourne : Robertson & Mullens Limited, 1934. Oblong folio, lettered cloth (flecked), neat inscription to front free endpaper, pp. 137 (short tear to margin of p. 71), illustrated. Photographically illustrated history of Toorak and the surrounding sububs of Malvern, Prahran, South Yarra and Hawthorn.

  • [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. …

  • 101 Australian homes designed by John R. Brogan
BROGAN, John R.
# 12636

    # 12636

    BROGAN, John R.

    101 Australian homes designed by John R. Brogan

    Sydney : Building Publishing Co. Ltd., c. 1936. Quarto, illustrated card wrappers with stunning modernist design, pp. 165, 101 black and white plates showing plans and views of Australian homes, advertisements and guide to tradespeople. Scarce architectural design book during the modernist period. 

  • 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. 

  • Coober Pedy dugouts
[COOBER PEDY COMMUNITY SCHOOL]
# 11878

    # 11878

    [COOBER PEDY COMMUNITY SCHOOL]

    Coober Pedy dugouts

    [Coober Pedy : Coober Pedy Community School, c.1980]. Octavo, stiff pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 28 pp, illustrated throughout with photographs and line drawings, map, a very good copy. “Written and photographed by students of the 11th and 12th Humanities class of the school.” (Acknowledgements) A single copy is recorded in Australian collections (National Library of …

  • 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 …

  • The consecration of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne
WATSON, The Rev. M.
# 11300

    # 11300

    WATSON, The Rev. M.

    The consecration of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

    Solemn Tridium of celebration, Sunday October 31 – Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1897. Melbourne L printed by JAS. Arbuckle & Co., 1898. Octavo, gilt-lettered green boards, bookplate from the Davidson Collection to front pastedown, front free endpaper neatly detached, pp. 113, photographic illustrations. 

  • 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 …

  • Complete furnishing plans by ‘Hixco’ : leading furniture specialists for over 70 years
John Hicks & Company Limited
# 10563

    # 10563

    John Hicks & Company Limited

    Complete furnishing plans by ‘Hixco’ : leading furniture specialists for over 70 years

    Brisbane, Qld. : John Hicks and Co. Ltd., 1939. Oblong quarto, original pictorial wrappers (central vertical fold with a small amount of silverfishing along the upper wrapper's fold line), staple bound, [14] pp, all illustrated, a very good copy of a scarce late Art Deco period Brisbane trade catalogue. A single copy is recorded in …

  • 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.

  • The Australian home carpenter
SMITH, Alex; DUNCAN, John G.H. (photographer)

# 9455

    # 9455

    SMITH, Alex; DUNCAN, John G.H. (photographer)

    The Australian home carpenter

    Melbourne : United Press, 1929. Series: Australian Home Beautiful handbooks, no. 1. Quarto, publisher's pictorial card covers (worn and chipped), 160 pp, black and white photographic illustrations and line drawings in the text, internally clean and sound. An important primary source for research into Australian furniture, domestic fittings and architecture of the period.

  • [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.