Architecture

  • # 29353

    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 …

  • # 29340

    CYCLONE FENCE & GATE CO.

    Cyclone : for beauty and protection

    Melbourne : Stockland Press, 1939. “Catalogue, no. 50” / “Copyright, December, 1939”. Small quarto (235 mm), pictorial wrappers with cut-out design to front, 79 pp, with photographic and line-drawn illustrations throughout; a near fine copy. A splendidly illustrated trade catalogue for Cyclone fences and gates, for use in domestic and industrial settings. A great resource for researchers …

  • # 29191

    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 …

  • # 28717

    WATSON'S PHOTO

    [DANDENONGS] Christmas Party at the Belgrave Coffee Palace, 1919.

    Gelatin silver print photograph, 110 x 150 mm, laid down on its original grey board mount, 200 x 225 mm; ‘Xmas 1919’ handwritten in the negative lower left; verso of mount with wet stamp of Watson’s Photo; the print is in fine condition, and the mount is clean but has a diagonal corner crease at …

  • # 28718

    WATSON'S PHOTO

    [DANDENONGS] Family gathering at the Belgrave Coffee Palace, circa 1920.

    Gelatin silver print photograph, 110 x 150 mm, laid down on its original grey board mount, 145 x 190 mm; oval printed label of Watson’s Photo Belgrave at lower right corner; the print is in fine condition, and the mount is clean but has some mild corner creasing at lower right. A lovely group portrait of …

  • # 28723

    [GILL, S. T.]

    Queen’s Wharf, Melbourne, West End, in the “Fifties”.

    [Melbourne] : s.n. (but “Printed in Austria”), [circa 1910]. Chromolithographic postcard, 90 x 135 mm, recto with reproduction of an S. T. Gill lithograph captioned ‘Queen’s Wharf, Melbourne, West End, in the “Fifties”‘ – a terrific, animated scene; verso with divided back; the illustrated front is in very good condition with a tiny blemish at upper …

  • # 28722

    [GILL, S. T.]

    National Model and Training School, Melbourne, in the “Fifties”.

    [Melbourne : s.n., circa 1910]. Chromolithographic postcard, 90 x 135 mm, recto with reproduction of an S. T. Gill lithograph captioned ‘National Model and Training School, Melbourne, in the “Fifties”‘, set within an embossed border; verso with divided back; the illustrated front and the unwritten back are in very good condition; the card was a little …

  • # 28721

    [GILL, S. T.]

    The University of Melbourne, in the “Fifties”.

    [Melbourne : s.n., circa 1910]. Chromolithographic postcard, 90 x 135 mm, recto with reproduction of an S. T. Gill lithograph captioned ‘The University of Melbourne in the “Fifties”‘, set within an embossed border; verso with divided back; the illustrated front is in superb condition, while the unwritten back has some old glue marks.

  • # 28878

    BONYNGE, Richard

    Chalet Monet : Inside the home of Dame Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge

    Foreword by Marilyn Horne. Photography by Dominique Bersier. Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2020. Quarto, lettered cloth in illustrated dustjacket, illustrated endpapers, pp. 343, extensively illustrated. Printed in an edition of 1500 copies. New copy. This sumptuously produced coffee table book captures the essence of the fairy tale that is Chalet Monet. Inside its pages over …

  • # 26973

    ROBB, E. M.

    Early Toorak and district (signed presentation copy)

    Melbourne : Robertson & Mullens Limited, 1934. Oblong folio, lettered cloth, partial dustjacket (torn with loss), small silverfishing to front free endpaper, pp. 137, illustrated, internally clean. Signed presentation copy from the author. Photographically illustrated history of Toorak and the surrounding sububs of Malvern, Prahran, South Yarra and Hawthorn.

  • # 28676

    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 …

  • # 28302

    Photographer unknown.

    [MELBOURNE] View of The Royal Hotel, Footscray, circa 1873.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 66 x 102 mm; no photographer’s imprint (verso blank); the print is a little pale and has scattered foxing; the mount is clean and stable. A rare and possibly unique early view of the original Royal Hotel, Footscray, with its owner Frederick Droop posing outside. (Note also the …

  • # 27336

    [TOORAK] Alfred Watson, late of Melbourne, Australia, who died during his voyage to England on board the “Somersetshire” April 3rd 1875 in his 42nd year.

    [sl : sn], 1875. Memorial card, 70 x 100 mm; verso blank; two borders unevenly trimmed (so that the original owner could fit the card into an album window mount), otherwise fine. Alfred Watson was the original owner of Mandeville Hall in Toorak, Melbourne. ‘Toorak, Victoria. Mandeville Hall was originally a sixteen room mansion built for Alfred …

  • # 28217

    BERRY, Vanessa

    [PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY] Mirror Sydney

    Artarmon, NSW : Giramondo, 2017. Large octavo (245 x 170 mm), pictorial card covers with French flaps, 304 pp, line illustrations; an as new copy. The fascinating essays in this collection are meditations on many of Sydney’s lost or disappearing buildings and sites. ‘In her delicately wrought essays and hand-drawn maps, Vanessa Berry describes her …

  • # 28288

    CAMPBELL, James and PRYCE, Will

    The Library

    London : Thames & Hudson, 2020. Quarto, pictorial boards, gilt-lettered cloth spine, pp. 328, extensively and lavishly illustrated. New copy. ‘Ambitious and wide-ranging, this is the first single volume to tell the story of the library as a distinct building type, all around the world and from the beginnings of writing to the present day. …

  • # 28004

    McCORMICK, Tim

    First views of Australia 1788-1825 : an early history of Sydney

    Sydney : Longueville Publications, 1987. Edition limited to 2000 copies. Large quarto, publisher’s navy cloth boards lettered in gilt, in illustrated dust jacket, 340 pp, illustrated throughout (mostly colour plates), introduction by Robert Irving, with biographical notes on the artists, index; a fine copy of this important reference work.