• # 26954

    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 (small stain), portrait frontispiece, pp. xii; 338, photographic plates.

  • # 26711


    Two views of Alexander Wilson’s Mt. Emu station homestead in Victoria’s Western District, together with portraits of his wife, Marion, and daughter, Margaret. Early 1870s.

    Two albumen print photographs, carte de visite format, 63 x 101 mm (mounts), versos imprinted ‘Photographed by L. Lange & Son, Talbot Street, Majorca’; both have fully contemporary inscriptions in ink verso, ‘Front. Mt. Emu’ and ‘Western View. Mt. Emu’, respectively; the views were clearly taken at the same time, probably soon after the building was …

  • # 26468


    A pair of early photographic views of Sydney, collected by a French visitor in 1863-64: Woolloomooloo from the water’s edge, looking southeast; Potts Point taken from The Domain.

    I. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 103 mm (mount), 60 x 92 mm (print); verso with imprint of ‘Dalton’s Royal Photographic Gallery, 320 George Street, Sydney’, and three fully contemporary inscriptions: the first, in pencil, reads ‘Woolloomooloo Bay’, with the second immediately below it, also in pencil, ‘Vue de Sidney prise du …

  • # 26810

    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 …

  • # 26699

    HOLSWORTH, Mark S.

    Sculptures of Melbourne

    Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2015. Quarto, illustrated laminated boards, pp. 224, illustrated. New copy. ‘Melbourne has an impressive number of sculptures on public display throughout the city. Just wander Melbourne’s city streets, gardens and laneways and you will undoubtedly find some magnificent public sculptures – from historical and religious icons to playful literary and social figures – …

  • # 26714

    JACKSON, Daryl

    Daryl Jackson architecture : drawings and photographs

    Introduction: Patrick McCaughey ; photographs: John Gollings ; drawings: Jaro Safer ; essay, notations and sketches: Daryl Jackson. Melbourne : Macmillan, 1984,Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 107, illustrated.

  • # 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 …

  • # 26317

    AUSTIN, Fiona

    Beaumaris Modern : modernist homes in Beaumaris

    Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2018. Quarto, laminated boards, patterned endpapers, pp. 176, illustrated. New copy. “‘Beaumaris has the greatest concentration of interesting houses in the metropolitan area’. — Royal Institute of Architects ‘Guide to Victorian Architecture’ written in 1956 for the occasion of the Olympic Games Beaumaris Modern: Modernist Homes in Beaumaris is a collection of …

  • # 26330

    COOPER, Annette

    Remembering Georges : stories from Melbourne’s most elegant store

    Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2014. Quarto, boards in illustrated dust jacket, pp. vii; [i]; 17 – 376, illustrated. New copy. ‘When Georges closed its doors on 5 October 1995, it had been trading for 115 years. Yet this famous department store, situated in the ‘Paris End’ of Collins Street, still lingers in the minds of …

  • # 25107

    HAULT, Lila and WEISS, Jeffrey

    Small houses

    Photography by David Leach. New York : Warner Books, 1980. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 96, illustrated. Small houses in America.

  • # 26169

    JONES, Shar et al.

    Portraits in the landscape : the house paintings of William Tibbits, 1870-1906

    Sydney : Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 1984. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (lightly marked), previous owner’s name inside upper wrapper, pp. 26, illustrated. Exhibition held at Elizabeth Bay House, 1 Mar.-30 Apr. 1984.

  • # 25428

    SMITH, Sydney Ure; GELLERT, Leon

    Sydney bridge celebrations, 1932

    Sydney : Art in Australia Ltd., 1932. Quarto, illustrated wrappers with silver highlights (staples rusted with some light stains and handling marks), pp. 80. illustrated, colour advertisements. A fine Australian art deco publication.

  • # 25943

    GOLLINGS, John

    John Gollings : the history of the built world (signed copy)

    Melbourne : Monash Gallery of Art, 2019. Quarto, silver-lettered wrappers, pp. 60, illustrated. Signed by the artist. The first major survey of Gollings’ photographic practice entitled ‘John Gollings : the history of the built world’ was curated by Stephen Zagala and exhibited at Monash Gallery of Art, December 2017 – March 2018. The exhibition focussed …

  • # 25990

    GOAD, Philip

    Bates Smart : 150 years of Australian architecture

    Melbourne : Thames and Hudson Australia, 2004. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 311, illustrated. Charts the development of a nation’s architecture through the work and personalities of a single architectural practice. From Joseph Reed (1853) [Reed &​ Barnes (1862) ; Reed Henderson &​ Smart (1883) ; Reed Smart &​ Tappin (1890) ; Smart Tappin &​ …

  • # 25996

    GOAD, Philip et al.

    Six Degrees : 1992-2012

    Melbourne : Surpllus Pty Ltd, 2012. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 224, illustrated. Printed in an edition of 1000 copies. This publication documents and celebrates the twenty-year history of Six Degrees, a Melbourne architectural firm. Published on the occasion of the exhibition Six Degrees Greatest Hits: 1992-2012, a part of the ABP Alumni Retrospective series at the …

  • # 25569

    Photographer unknown.

    [MELBOURNE] View of the Presbyterian Church, South Yarra.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 104 mm (mount); no photographer’s imprint; verso of mount with fully contemporary inscription in ink: ‘New Church, S. Yarra, opened in Dec. 1866 for Presbyterian worship, the Revd. George Mackie, Minister’; a superb print in fine condition. A very early photograph of the South Yarra Presbyterian …