The Home

  • # 23828


    The Viceroy home guide : useful everyday hints for the home

    Adelaide : Wilkinson & Co., 1914. Octavo (210 x 140 mm), original pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with view of Wilkinson & Co.’s Grenfell Street headquarters), inner wrappers with advertisements for Viceroy tea and Arab coffee, pp 97, [1], with numerous photographic plates illustrating Wilkinson & Co.’s tea, coffee and general merchant business, advertisements; a good …

  • # 23496


    [TASMANIA] Chef Brownell’s recipe book.

    Burnie, Tas.; Sydney, NSW : The Potato Marketing Board of Tasmania, [1942 or 1943]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers with design by Walter Dowman, staple bound, 48 pp, b/w illustrations, advertisements; a very good copy. Hoyle, 1059. Recipes for potato-based dishes, inspired by Tasmanian Brownell and Bismarck varieties. “With the object of stimulating the use of …

  • # 24408


    The magic of colour harmony in dress

    Sydney : Bebarfald’s Ltd., 1927. Quarto, publisher’s cloth boards with pictorial onlay and gilt lettering and design to front (small stain to lower board), hinges starting to split, 140 pp (light foxing), illustrated with tipped-in colour plates (a couple of corners creased) and b/w line drawings in the text. A scarce and lavishly produced Australian …

  • # 24012

    URE SMITH, Sydney (editor)

    The Home. Vol. 18, No. 6. June 1st, 1937

    Sydney : Sydney Morning Herald, 1937. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (edges worn, loss to corner of lower wrapper), pp. 9-, a good copy. This issue includes illustrated articles social life, fashion and art, architecture, house and garden etc. colour advertisements and photographs of Australian capital cities. ‘Sydney Ure Smith’s ‘The Home’ magazine was one of the …

  • # 24010

    URE SMITH, Sydney (editor)

    The Home. Vol. 15, No. 3. March 1st, 1934

    Sydney : Art in Australia, 1934. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (creased, tears to lower wrapper, loss to spine), pp. 84, a good copy. Concentrates on Australian fashion. This issue includes illustrated articles social life, fashion and art, architecture, house and garden etc. colour advertisements and photographs of Australian capital cities. ‘Sydney Ure Smith’s ‘The Home’ magazine …

  • # 24320

    GOLD, Frances Joslin

    [HOWARD ARKLEY] The instant decorator

    New York : Clarkson N. Potter, 1976 (1977 second printing). Oblong folio, spiral bound, cloth covered boards, pp. xiii; 104; colour plates, glassine stencilled designs of interiors, internally clean. A very good copy of this classic guide to 1970s interior design. Gold’s ‘Instant decorator’ would be the major source book for many paintings by Australian …

  • # 23525

    FAHY, Kevin; SIMPSON, Christina; SIMPSON, Andrew

    Australian Furniture : pictorial history and dictionary, 1788-1938.

    Sydney : Casuarina Press, 1998. Quarto, cloth in illustrated dust jacket, cloth slipcase, pp. 527, extensively illustrated. Limited to 2000 numbered copies signed by the authors; fine copy. An essential reference for curators, private collectors, dealers, auctioneers, investors, social and cultural historians, includes entries for 660 Australian furniture and picture frame makers, retailers and designers – …

  • # 24220

    [WARHOL, Andy]

    Art Nouveau and Art Deco : The Andy Warhol Collection

    New York : Sotheby’s, 1988. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, unpaginated, 377 works of exquisite design, including pottery, homewares, jewellery, paintings, cigarette cases, etc. Illustrated in black and white and colour.

  • # 24092


    Foster Clark’s cookery book.

    Redfern, N.S.W. : Foster Clark (Aust.) Ltd. [printed by John Sands Limited], [1934?]. Second edition. Tall octavo, original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 35 pp, colour illustrations; small abrasion upper wrapper, else a very good copy, clean throughout. Hoyle, 527

  • # 23884

    DREXLER, Arthur

    Charles Eames. Furniture from the Design Collection, the Museum of Modern Art, New York

    The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1973. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (slightly marked), pp. 56, illustrated in black and white.

  • # 23693

    MALING, E. A.

    In-door plants, and how to grow them, for the drawing-room, balcony, and greenhouse : containing clear instructions by which ladies may obtain, at a small expense, a constant supply of flowers

    London : Smith, Elder and Co., 1861.  Octavo, gilt-illustrated green cloth, edges slightly rubbed, front free endpaper detached, coloured lithographic frontispiece, pp. viii; 150; [2], occasional light soiling, a very good copy. First edition of this charming little manual for the domestic horticulturalist, green-thumb or plant-daddy.

  • # 23408


    [TRADE CATALOGUE] Harper housewares

    Willenhall, Staffs., U.K. : John Harper & Company Ltd., [circa 1944]. Quarto, printed card covers (vertical creasing, label to front indicating the catalogue was sent to Hudson’s, Melbourne, in 1944), 57 pp, monochrome and colour illustrations, contents fine. A wonderful catalogue of upmarket moderne design that includes all sorts of domestic appliances such as heaters, irons, …

  • # 23389


    Pretty Kitty : the new Australian cleaner and polisher : cleans everything but clothes!

    At head of title: A solution of the domestic problem! Melbourne : The Exchange Press [for The United Soap & Perfumery Co. Pty. Ltd.], 1910. Advertising broadsheet, 250 x 185 mm, printed recto only, illustrated, small loss at upper right corner, otherwise fine. A great piece of Australian domestic social history. One wonders what chemical ingredients …

  • # 23383


    Catalogue of leather goods : Simpson’s Gloves Pty. Ltd.

    North Richmond, Vic. : Simpson’s Gloves, [circa 1930]. Quarto, textured card covers (a few light marks, punch hole upper left), 28 pp, illustrated, includes losely inserted printed price list, a very good copy. A beautiful catalogue of Australian leather goods, including gloves, aviators’ caps, coats, handbags, wallets and note cases. Copies are recorded in three …

  • # 23366

    National Safety Council of Australia

    Your code for the road

    Victorian Edition. Compiled by the National Safety Council of Australia. Melbourne : The Council, [1933]. Duodecimo, illustrated wrappers (marked), pp. 32, diagrams. Some waterstaining and discolouration. Scarce early guide to road safety.

  • # 23420

    Australian house and garden annual 1964.

    Sydney : Australian House and Garden Magazine Pty Ltd, 1964. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 130, illustrated. Fantastic house design, furnishings and household goods from the sixties, with kitsch advertisements.