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  • # 28117

    HAWKINS, J. B.

    The influence of Scottish and Irish cabinet makers over the production of Australian colonial furniture in Sydney and Hobart before 1835

    Presentation by John Hawkins to the Furniture History Society (Australasia) Inc. March 12, 2008 and the creation and furnishing of Government House, Hobart. Adapted by Gary Morgan. Melbourne : The Roy Morgan Research Centre Pty Ltd, November 2009. Octavo, lettered wrappers, pp. 208, illustrated. Illustrated publication of a lecture on colonial furniture by John Hawkins …

  • # 27683


    The Sydney Mail Annual, Wednesday 28 November 1934

    Sydney : Sydney Mail, 1934. Folio (405 mm tall), wonderful illustrated colour wrappers signed F. W., pp. 60, numerous advertisements, illustrated articles about society, fashion, a Royal Visit, ‘the drift of Poland towards Germany’, motoring, etc. A fine Australian art deco publication.

  • # 27682


    The Sydney Mail Annual, Wednesday 21 November 1934

    Sydney : Sydney Mail, 1934. Folio (405 mm tall), wonderful illustrated colour wrappers signed F. W. (lower wrapper defective), pp. 60, numerous advertisements, illustrated articles about society, fashion, a Royal Visit, golfing in Melbourne, an air disaster at Longreach, etc. A fine Australian art deco publication.

  • # 27573

    NEUHART, John; NEUHART, Marilyn; EAMES, Ray

    Eames design : the work of the office of Charles and Ray Eames

    London : Thames & Hudson, 1989. Quarto, cloth in dustjacket, pp. 456, extensively illustrated (some folding plates). A fine copy. ‘Here is the first book ever to present the work of the extraordinarily prolific husband-and-wife team whose creative imprint revolutionised the look of postwar American society. In 464 pages and over 3500 illustrations, every project …

  • # 27278


    Masonite Temprtile : 5 yards of “tile” laid in one sheet

    Sydney : CSR Building Materials Division, [October 1939]. (Date from printer’s code). Folding sheet 243 x 167 mm, folding to 143 x 83 mm, printed on both sides, colour illustrated; in very good condition. Trove locates only one example (Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales. Caroline Simpson Research Library).

  • # 27139

    TOYE, Nina; ADAIR, A.H.; LE HUBY, P.; LABOUREUR, J.-E. (illustrator)

    Petits et grands verres : choix des meilleures recettes de cocktails.

    Recueillis par Nina Toye & A.H. Adair et mis en Francais par Ph Le Huby. Paris : Au Sans Pareil, [1927]. Royal octavo (190 x 145 mm), publisher’s pictorial stiff covers with design by Laboureur, pp 132, [4 advertisements], vignette line drawings by Laboureur; very clean throughout, a fine copy. Scarce Jazz Age cocktail recipe …

  • # 27205


    Australian colonial furniture : a guidebook

    Sydney : Colonial Living Press, 1987. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, pp. 140, 61 colour plates of colonial furniture. A fine copy.

  • # 27206


    Important Australian furniture, European decorative arts and fine jewellery

    Sydney : Goodmans Auctioneers and Valuers, 1 July 2002. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp 64, illustrated. Auction catalogue of colonial Australian furniture.

  • # 27275


    Two white swans. Reminiscences of Irvinebank and Stannary Hills, Far North Queensland 1915-1935

    Atherton [QLD] : the author, 2002. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. xi; 89, illustrated. Scarce history of Far North Queensland.

  • # 27271

    [McCULLOCH, Alan].

    Bank notes. The monthly staff magazine of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Vol. 12, No. 6, June, 1930

    Sydney : Commonwealth Bank of Australia, 1930. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (detached), lower wrapper with illustration by Alan McCulloch, pp. 36, staples rusted, illustrated. Includes a long illustrated on the town of Orange, N.S.W., and reports from the various nationwide branches on economic activity during the Depression era.

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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.