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  • # 26961

    GROSSI, Guy; MORA, Mirka

    My Italian heart : recipes from an Italian kitchen (presentation copy)

    Photography by Adrian Lander. Illustrations by Mirka Mora. Melbourne : Lantern (an imprint of Penguin Books), 2005. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers by Mirka Mora, pp. [vi]; 210, illustrated. Presentation copy to food presenter Cameron Smith by Guy Grossi, ‘To Cameron, keep on cooking, love Guy’. Italian recipes illustrated with photograph of the dishes and artworks …

  • # 26744

    Victoria and Riverina.

    With which is incorporated Victoria 1930, Victoria and Riverina 1931 and Victoria and Riverina 1931 – 1932. A biographical record of some of the pioneer families of Victoria and the Riverina. Illustrated. Melbourne : McCarron, Bird & Co., 1933. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth (very slightly rubbed), marbled endpapers, pp 454, illustrated throughout with numerous portraits of …

  • # 25406

    McINERNAY, Gavin (compiler)

    Women of the western land

    Essays in oral history – series V. Canberra : Gavan McInerney, 2008. First edition. ‘First published privately is 2008 for the Branley, Mallon, McInerney, Wallace, Landon, Costello, Vagg, Brown, Cashmere, Prince, Rose, Carpenter and McMaster families.” Quarto, gilt-lettered buckram, pp. 272, previous owner’s name to endpaper, photocopy paper, colour printout images. Genealogical and local history of women …

  • # 25405

    McINERNAY, Gavin (compiler)

    The Lachlan conversations

    Essays in oral history – series 4. Canberra : Gavan McInerney, 2005. First edition. ‘First privately published in 2005 for the families of those who were interviewed for this volume by Gavin McInerney of Kambah, ACT’. Quarto, gilt-lettered buckram, pp. 264, photocopy paper, colour printout images. Genealogical and local history of the central west region …

  • # 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 …

  • # 26788

    Coats 4 teens. Look cool feel warm

    Denver : is Press (The Institute of Sociometry), 2017 (second edition 2018). Octavo, illustrated wrappers, stringbound, pp. 26, illustrated. Small press book documenting an act of guerilla sociometry to ensure Colorado teens were rugged up during winter, in particular ‘irresponsible teens who leave the house without their perfectly good coat and are going to catch …

  • # 26064

    McCRAE, Hugh; WATT, Ernest (editors)

    The New Triad (complete set)

    Vol. 1, No. 1 – Vol. 2, No. 7, twelve issues, complete. Sydney : The New Triad, August 1927 – July 1928. Quarto, bound volume by J. A. Martyn of Sydney, half-crushed morocco over cloth (edges worn), spine in compartments with gilt-titling (numbered Vol. I, but all issued), edges specked red, pp. 92; 72; 72; 72; …

  • # 26501


    Catalogue of pianos

    Adelaide : Allan’s, Quarto, gilt-lettered wrappers, pp. [28], lavish illustrated catalogue for grand pianos, upright pianos and player pianos, from manufacturers including Steinway, Bechstein, Bluthner, Lipp, Ronisch, Ecke, Thurmer, Rogers, Zimmermann, Lisner and Lagonda. A printed note in the catalogue states ‘A special catalogue of Player Pianos can be had on application. Copies of the …

  • # 26282

    LAUDER, Leslie and HOWARD, Mark

    An Introduction to Western Australian colonial furniture (signed copy)

    Photography by Victor France. East Fremantle : Lauder & Howard,1988. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 85, colour photographs, a fine copy. Printed in an edition of 2500 hand-numbered copies. An illustrated guide to mostly jarrah West Australian furniture of the 1830s – 1880s. This copy is hand signed on the title page by Lauder and Howard.

  • # 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 …

  • # 24937

    FitzGerald, Don (editor)

    The Pacifica House Hawaii cook book

    Honolulu : Pacifica House, 1965. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 96, illustrated. Sixties kitsch at its finest.

  • # 25825

    EDQUIST, Harriet

    Michael O’Connell : the lost modernist

    Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2011. Quarto, lettered wrappers, pp. iv; 213, illustrated. New copy. ‘Michael O’Connell:The Lost Modernist is a beautifully produced book that documents the life and work of this major figure in Anglo- Australian design history. Born in Cumbria in 1898 Michael O’Connell saw action on the Western Front inWWI before moving to …

  • # 25312

    J. HARRIS; O. S. HEMPEL (maker)

    [GLASS CINEMA SLIDE] J. Harris. Ayrshire Dairy. Milk direct from dairy to consumer.

    [Melbourne?] : O. S. Hempel, [1916-1918]. Glass magic lantern slide, 82 x 82 mm; maker’s name ‘O. S. Hempel’ in image lower left; in fine condition. A superb World War One-era glass cinema slide advertising the dairy of J. Harris, which was located in Dandenong, east of Melbourne. The slide features a hand-coloured photographic view …

  • # 25314

    E. G. GILLESPIE; O. S. HEMPEL (maker)

    [GLASS CINEMA SLIDE] “Quality tells”. E. G. Gillespie, Lonsdale St., Dandenong. Bread delivered in Dandenong, & surrounding districts. Give us a trial and we feel sure you will become a permanent customer. A. H. Judd, Robinson St., Manager.

    [Melbourne?] : O. S. Hempel, 1918. Glass magic lantern slide, 82 x 82 mm; maker’s name and date ‘O. S. Hempel ’18’ in image lower centre; in fine condition. A World War One-era glass cinema slide advertising the Dandenong bakery of E. G. Gillespie. The slide, which features a photographic image of Mr. Gillespie standing …

  • # 25313

    A. H. GREEN; O. S. HEMPEL (maker)

    [GLASS CINEMA SLIDE] Jersey Farm Dairy. A. H. Green, returned soldier, who served this Country, and now wishes to serve You. A trial solicited. George St., Dandenong.

    [Melbourne?] : O. S. Hempel, 1918. Glass magic lantern slide, 82 x 82 mm; maker’s name and date ‘O. S. Hempel ’18’ in image lower left; in fine condition. A World War One-era glass cinema slide advertising the Dandenong (Victoria) dairy of A. H. Green, a returned serviceman who entreats the public to support his …

  • # 25287

    GELLERT, Leon (editor)

    The Home. Vol. 21, No. 2. February 1, 1940

    Sydney : John Fairfax, 1940. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 64, a few creases. This issue includes illustrated articles on Sydney fashion and society, home and gardens, with numerous photographs and advertisements for Buick, Newlands Brothers, Elizabeth Arden and David Jones. ‘Sydney Ure Smith’s ‘The Home’ magazine was one of the most sophisticated and stylish design …