• # 20291

    RUSKIN, John

    The stones of Venice

    With illustrations drawn by the author. London : Smith, Elder and Co., 1851 – 53. First edition. Octavo, three volumes, full calf binding signed by Frederic Silani, gilt tooling, spine in compartments with gilt ornamentation and contrasting morocco title labels (edges scuffed, wear to foot of spines, joints reinforced with cloth tape), all edges stained …

  • # 20459

    HETZER, William fl. 1850-67

    View of George Street south of Hunter Street from Hetzer’s studio, Sydney, 1859-63.

    Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each individual image 80 x 77 mm (arched format), original plain greyish buff mount 84 x 172 mm, verso with studio label printed in blue ‘Stereoscopic Views of Sydney and Environs by W. Hetzer, Photographic Artist, 287 George Street, Sydney, N.S.W.’ and an accompanying contemporary caption in ink ‘George St.  South of …

  • # 20032

    ROBERTSON, E. Graeme

    Decorative cast iron in Australia

    Compiled by Joan Robertson. Melbourne : Currey O’Neil, 1984. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. x; 238, illustrated in black and white.

  • # 19637

    SMITH Alfred E.

    [EMPIRE STATE BUILDING] Above the clouds.

    New York : Empire State, Inc., 1934. Narrow octavo (200 x 100 mm), original wrappers, staple bound, pp 22, [1]; b/w photographic illustrations throughout, including a dramatic double-page vista of New York at night from the top of the Empire State Building; a fine copy. Booklet promoting the iconic Art Deco skyscraper. Completed in 1931, …

  • # 20547

    BLACKMAN, Grant and LARKIN, John

    Australia’s most notable town : Maldon

    Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton, 1978. Oblong quarto, boards in dust jacket, pp. 144, illustrated; a fine copy. Architectural and social history of the Victorian gold rush town.

  • # 19392

    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 …

  • # 19266

    DUPAIN, Max

    Francis Greenway : a celebration

    Introduction by J M Freeland. Sydney : Cassell, 1980. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 135, gift inscription to endpaper. Photographic study of Australia’s first architect.

  • # 19264

    CRAIG, Clifford; MEAD, Isabella

    Frederick Strange – artist – c. 1807 – 1873

    Reprinted with original pagination from the Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, Volume 97. Hobart : L. G. Shea, Government Printer, 1963. Quarto, stapled wrappers, pp. 49 – 51, 10 black-and-white plates of colonial Tasmanian architecture.

  • # 19261

    TURNER, Brian

    The Australian terrace house

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1995. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 96, illustrated.

  • # 19346

    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, 1963. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket (a couple of short tears ), pp. 148, illustrated with Dupain’s …

  • # 18894

    Photographer unknown.

    A Gothic view of Tolroy Manor, near Hayle, West Cornwall, early 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 65 mm (mount), recto with original owner’s wet stamp ‘F.W. Hellard’ at bottom margin, verso with faint pencilled inscription in period hand ‘Tolroy’; no photographer’s imprint; the albumen print is in good condition, with a few light marks; the mount is free from foxing. A magnificent, early …

  • # 18493


    [BROADSIDE] The Barrow Monument. Preliminary arrangements for assembling.

    Ulverston, U.K. : S. Soulby, printer, &c., King-street, May 14, 1850. Broadside, 315 x 210 mm, letterpress-printed recto only, royal coat of arms at the head; in good condition, with a light horizontal fold and mild creasing. Ulverston is a market town in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, although historically it has been regarded as part of Lancashire. Ulverston’s most visible …

  • # 18035

    JOHNSON, Lyndon B.

    Fallout protection for … homes with basements

    [Washington] : Department of Defense, May 1967. Octavo, printed wrappers (postcard conjoined to lower wrapper detached and sent), pp. 24, illustrated. Foreword by Lyndon B. Johnson. Loosely enclosed, a letter from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, thanking the previous owner for participating in the Home Fallout Protection Survey. A practical guide for …

  • # 18439

    SELBY, Isaac

    The Old Pioneers’ Memorial history of Melbourne. From the discovery of Port Phillip down to the World War.

    Melbourne : The Old Pioneers’ Memorial Fund, [circa 1924]. Second thousand. Quarto, original purple cloth, original gilt-lettered purple cloth covered boards (lightly marked), pp viii, 494, with 280 photo engravings from original illustrations and maps; large folding plan and map at rear together with errata slip; a fine copy. A comprehensive history of Melbourne covering …

  • # 17509

    MOORE, Herbert

    Links with other days. (Signed copy)

    Pen drawings with some notes. Melbourne : C. S. Harvey & Coy, 1927. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, ribbon bound, tipped-in illustrations of historical buildings across Melbourne, interleaved with printed glassine caption guards, signed presentation inscription by the artist on dedication page.

  • # 16955

    ELLIS, M. H.

    Francis Greenway. His life and times (deluxe edition)

    Sydney : The Shepherd Press, 1949. Quarto, full crushed morocco, slipcase, illustrated endpapers, pp. 292, portrait frontispece, tipped-in plates. The deluxe edition, limited to 350 copies. A fine publication on the important colonial architect.