• # 42691

    LLOYD, Susan

    The Queen’s Club : celebrating one hundred years 1912-2012

    Sydney, NSW : Queen’s Club, 2012. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (illustrated by Cressida Campbell), pp. 271, illustrated. Explores the life and history of the Queen’s Club, a distinguished Sydney women’s club.

  • # 43736

    VAN DAELE, Patrick van; LUMBY, Roy

    A spirit of progress. Art Deco architecture in Australia

    Sydney : Craftaman House, 1997. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 228, extensively illustrated.

  • # 30144

    MARCUS VITRUVIUS POLLIO; CESARIANO, Cesare Di Lorenzo (translator and artist) (Italian, 1483 - 1543)

    Di Lucio Vitruvio Pollione De Architectura Libri Dece Traducti de Latino in Vulgare affigurati:

    commentati: & con mirando ordine insigniti: per il quale facilmente potrai tovare la multitudine de lí abstrusi & reconditi Vocabuli a li soi loci & in epsa tabula con summo studio expositi & enucleati ad Immensa utilitate de ciascuno Studioso & benivolo di epsa opera. [Como, Lombardy] : Gotardus de Ponte, 1521. Folio (430 x 290 …

  • # 42611

    "The Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition"

    The house New Zealand built in England

    London : The Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition, 1950. Oblong quarto, full crushed red morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, the panels ruled and lettered in gilt, spine in compartments with raised bands, ruled in gilt, all edges gilt, endpapers creased, introductory text, 35 original photographs mounted on cards with printed captions opposite. Ex-library the …

  • # 43095

    GOLD, Frances Joslin

    [HOWARD ARKLEY] The instant decorator

    New York : Clarkson N. Potter, 1976. First edition. Oblong folio, spiral bound, cloth covered boards (short splits and cracking along spine, the laminate flaking), pp. xiii; 104; colour plates, glassine stencilled designs of interiors, internally clean, protected in a modern mylar jacket. A good copy of this classic guide to 1970s interior design. Gold’s …

  • # 32963

    BOWDEN & THRELKELD; [CALDWELL, John, 1817-1884)

    Bill of purchase for the Wesleyan City Mission Chapel building, Sussex Street, Sydney, 7 April 1859.

    Foolscap folio bifolium (330 mm), with the printed letterhead ‘City Mart, 362, George Street, Sydney. By Bowden and Threlkeld, at auction.’; the first side with entries in manuscript, dated 7 April 1859, recording the sale ‘on account of Messrs. Spier, Callaghan and others’ of ‘A Building in Sussex St. used as a Chapel, purchased by …

  • # 16114

    VALENTINI, Agostini

    I Freschi delle Loggie Vaticane inventati da Raffaele Sanzio

    Illustrati per cura di Agostino Valentini. Rome : Agostino Valentini, [1855]. Folio, publisher’s illustrated papered boards (slightly marked but very good), engraved title page, pp. 42; [2]; 41 steel-engraved plates illustrating Raphael’s frescoes in the Vatican Loggia. Some very light, sparse foxing, else a very good clean copy.

  • # 41715

    BROADBENT, James

    The Australian colonial house. Architecture and society in New South Wales 1788-1842 (new copy)

    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 and buildings in New South Wales in the …

  • # 41385

    RUDD, Charles (photographer and publisher) (1849-1901)

    Camp in Otway Ranges, Victoria, early 1890s.

    [Title from caption in negative]. Albumen print photograph, 140 x 210 mm, numbered 991 in the negative; preserved as issued mounted on the original green backing sheet, 190 x 230 mm, imprinted in red ink, upper centre: ‘C. RUDD. View Specialist, 257 Bourke Street’, and at lower centre: ‘VICTORIAN PHOTOGRAPHS’, with at l.l. ‘C. RUDD, …

  • # 40026

    Photographer unknown.

    View of the St. Kilda Hotel, Armidale, New South Wales, taken between 1881 and 1886.

    Albumen print photograph, 140 x 200 mm, laid down on a 19th-century album leaf of thin card, with a pencilled inscription in the lower margin: ‘St. Kilda Hotel (present residence of M.C.), Armidale (as taken by an Amateur some time ago)‘; the print has excellent clarity and tonal range, and is in fine condition; the …

  • # 39588

    KING, Geoffrey

    The traditional architecture of Saudi Arabia

    London : I. B. Tauris, 1998. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 242, extensively illustrated. A fine copy. ‘Saudi Arabia encompasses a greater variety of architectural styles than any other country in the Arabian peninsula. The buildings of the coastal, mountain and plains regions are entirely distinctive and local in their character. By contrast, several …

  • # 37961

    CARLU, Jean; KRULL, Germaine; COCTEAU, Jean; LARA, René;

    Théâtre Pigalle : ses éclairages, sa machinerie.

    Montrouge : Draeger, [1929]. Quarto (290 x 200 mm), metal spiral binding, silvered boards, the upper board with 8 circular “windows” allowing glimpses of the stunning illustrated title leaf, a serigraph of a cubist-stye poster for the theatre designed by Jean Carlu, which is printed on black with six colours in pochoir; [24] leaves, with …

  • # 37926

    Photographer unknown.

    Government Buildings, Sydney, circa 1875.

    [Title from caption on mount]. Albumen print photograph, 127 x 190 mm, laid down on a 19th-century album page, with manuscript caption in ink to lower margin; slight darkening at corners caused by the original mounting glue, and a short tear at bottom edge, otherwise in very good condition.

  • # 36590

    MEMMOTT, Paul

    Gunyah Goondie + Wurley. The Aboriginal Architecture of Australia

    Melbourne : Thames & Hudson Australia Pty Ltd, 2022. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. (to be confirmed), illustrated. New copy. The updated edition of the definitive guide to Australian Indigenous architecture, richly illustrated with rare photographs. Here is the definitive guide to Australian Indigenous architecture, comprehensively updated to showcase the flourishing Indigenous design practices reshaping Australia’s …

  • # 37929

    Photographer unknown.

    The Australian Museum, Sydney, with staff outside including the Curator, Gerard Krefft. Circa 1868.

    Albumen print photograph, 135 x 225 mm, no photographer’s imprint; laid down on its original mount of thin card, with a fully contemporary caption in pencil ‘Museum’ at bottom left; the print has exceptional clarity and rich tonal range; the mount has some silverfishing at top left and right, encroaching on the print very slightly …

  • # 37703

    LIVESEY, H. G.

    Loudon House, John Moffat’s residence. Irvinebank, North Queensland, circa 1885.

    Albumen print photograph, 190 x 245 mm; verso with pencilled inscription by the photographer: ‘Mr. Moffat’s residence, Irvinebank. / H. G. Livery, Photo.’; a strong print with superb tonal range, in very good condition (unmounted). A rare photograph of a highly significant North Queensland heritage-listed building in its early years, with the owner himself, John …