• # 35404

    LEWI, Hannah; GOAD, Philip

    Australia Modern. Architecture, Landscape & Design 1925–1975

    Melbourne : Thames & Hudson, 2019. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 336, illustrated. New copy. From the Sydney Opera House and the National Gallery of Victoria to sought-after homes across the country, the pervasive presence of modernism is inescapable in Australia. Led by the likes of Robin Boyd, Harry Seidler and Walter Burley Griffin, modernist architects …

  • # 35408

    PFEIFFER, Bruce Brooks

    Frank Lloyd Wright

    Cologne : Taschen, 2015. Oblong quarto, 27 x 34 cms, pp. 504, illustrated. New copy. A building by Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) is at once unmistakably individual, and evocative of an entire era. Notable for their exceptional understanding of an organic environment, as well as for their use of steel and glass to revolutionize the …

  • # 35398

    DROSTE, Magdalena


    Cologne : Taschen, 2019. Updated Edition. Quarto, 34 x 25 cm, boards in dustjacket, pp. 400, illustrated. New copy. In a fleeting 14-year period between two world wars, Germany’s Bauhaus School of Art and Design changed the face of modernity. With utopian ideas for the future, the school developed a pioneering fusion of fine art, …

  • # 34817

    Photographer unknown.

    View of Melbourne looking southwest from St. Patrick’s Cathedral, with the temporary Homœopathic Hospital and Dispensary, Spring Street, at centre. 1876-1885.

    Albumen print photograph, 133 x 182 mm, laid down on its original mount of thin card, 190 x 250 mm; no photographer’s imprint; a sharp image in very good condition (a few spots of pale foxing in the sky area of the print and in the margins of the mount). A rare view of the …

  • # 34590

    REID, Peter Laurie (1833-1911)

    Quorn Hall, the residence of T. B. Clarke. Campbell Town, Tasmania, late 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 62 x 102 mm (mount); verso with photographer’s manuscript in ink ‘Mr. Reid, Photographer’; the print appears to be one of Reid’s own copy prints, rather than having been made from the original negative; in fine condition. At the time this rare photograph of Quorn Hall was taken …

  • # 35142

    CRAIG, Clifford

    Notes on Tasmania

    Launceston : Foot & Playsted, 1986. Edition limited to 1000 numbered and signed copies (no. 106). Large octavo, pictorial cloth boards in dust jacket, xvii, 324 pp, illustrated with 45 plates (some colour); light foxing to edges and preliminaries, light tape marks to endpapers, a very good copy with the scarce prospectus loosely enclosed.

  • # 34660

    EDQUIST, Harriet

    Pioneers of modernism : the arts and crafts movement in Australia

    Melbourne : Miegunyah Press, 2008. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 268, illustrated. Out of print and scarce. Between 1890 and 1930, a number of Australian architects and garden designers were heavily influenced by British and American Arts and Crafts movements. This book explores the work of four of Australia’s most radical and innovative Arts and …

  • # 34843

    van SCHAIK, Jan

    Lost Tablets : Limited edition box set

    Melbourne : Uro Publications, 2022. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 108, illustrated, limited to 20 copies, housed in publisher’s box with accompanying set of postcards. New copy. Designed by Yanni Florence. This limited edition box set includes the Lost Tablets book and 50 postcard images of the ‘dynamic’ face of each Lost Tablet featured in the book. The …

  • # 33865

    COOPER, John Butler

    The History of Prahran : from its first settlement to a city.

    Compiled (1912) and revised (1924) by order of the Prahran Council. Melbourne : Modern Printing Co. Pty. Ltd., 1924. Revised edition. Octavo, gilt-decorated cloth (lightly rubbed, slightly canted),top edge gilt, portrait frontispiece, pp. xvi; 372, photographic plates.

  • # 34674

    Picton Hopkins & Son Pty Ltd

    General catalogue of decorative plaster designs

    Melbourne : Picton Hopkins & Son Pty. Ltd., 1920s. Oblong quarto, pressed boards (small chip to spine), pp. xxvi; [2]; 159; [4], illustrated throughout, light creasing to preliminaries, half of pp. 11-12 neatly excised as well as a small sections of pp. 21-22, 25-26, 29-30, where sample images have been neatly removed. A good reference …

  • # 34592

    ROUGH, Brian G.

    Capturing Brisbane : the city’s first photographers, 1855 to 1901.

    Brisbane, Qld. : the author, 2022. Large quarto (305 x 220 mm), pictorial paper boards, pp 137; biographies of individual photographers and studios, numerous photographic illustrations, glossary of terms, index; errata page loosely inserted; an as new copy of what will surely be a useful reference for collectors of nineteenth-century Australian photographs, as well as …

  • # 34587

    ROBERTSON, E. Graeme

    Early Buildings of Southern Tasmania

    Melbourne : Georgian House, 1970. Two volumes, quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjackets (a couple of very small marks), illustrated endpapers, pp. [x]; 189; [vi]; 191 – 418, extensively illustrated, a fine set.  

  • # 34557

    ROBERTSON, E. Graeme

    Ornamental cast iron in Melbourne.

    Melbourne : Georgian House, 1967. First edition. Large quarto, publisher’s cloth over boards in pictorial dust jacket (corners rubbed), endpaper maps, pp x, 229, profusely illustrated with b/w photographic plates; pale stain to final few leaves.

  • # 34514

    The Australian home beautiful : a journal for the home builder. Vol. 4, No. 4, April 12, 1926

    Melbourne : United Press, 1926. Quarto magazine (280 x 210 mm), illustrated wrappers (detached, chips to spine); pp 74; b/w photographic illustrations, plans, advertisements; contents clean throughout. A monthly magazine ‘devoted to house design, planning and construction, decoration furnishing, garden and home management’ (Contents page).

  • # 34187

    McLeod & Smith

    Souvenir of Mary Immaculate Church, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1930

    Sydney : photographed and published by McLeod & Smith, 1930. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers, yapp edges with slight edge wear, pp. [28], staples rusted and central page detached, photographically illustrated. Rare with only two examples located on Trove (NLA; St. Paschal’s Library).

  • # 34294

    NEWITT, Lyn et al.

    Convicts and Carriageways : Tasmanian road development until 1880

    Researched and written by Lyn Newitt ; edited by Alan Jones. Tasmania : Department of Main Roads, 1988. Folio, illustrated cloth in illustrated dustjacket, pp. ix, 332, illustrated, previous owner’s blind stamp to half-title, a fine copy.