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  • # 28207


    Fashions in leather vinyl-patent & latex

    [Chicago? : s.n., circa 1965]. Octavo, illustrated self-wrappers, pp. 14, illustrated in black and white, light central crease. A rare early American vinyl and latex catalogue with a variety of products designed for fetishist sexplay. Includes latex bikinis, bloomers, custom made ladies dress suits, exercise suits, panties, gloves, aprons, raincapes, slacks, bras, boots, and other latexwear. …

  • # 28706


    Norfolk Island cookery book : with local words and phrases

    Compiled by members of the Sunshine Club. [Norfolk Island] : the Sunshine club, before 1966. Octavo, lettered wrappers (sunned), price of 5/- on upper wrapper, pp. 54, roneo. Cook book with phrases in the local dialect (Norfuk) of Norfolk Island. Presumed first edition, which underwent a number of printings in the decimal currency era post …

  • # 27396

    The Editor of "The Motor"

    How to drive a car

    A complete guide and handbook to the subtleties of motoring under present day road traffic conditions. Ninth edition, completely revised and fully illustrated. London : Temple Press, Ltd., circa 1925. Octavo, lettered papered boards, illustrated dustjacket (edges chipped, prices cut from spine and upper panel), pp. [xx]; iv; 118; (2), illustrated. Motoring in the twenties.

  • # 28953

    LYNN, Eleri

    Underwear : Fashion in Detail

    London : V & A Publishing, 2010. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 224, illustrated. From camisoles to corsets, basques to boudoir caps and girdles to garters, Underwear: Fashion in Detail gets up close to some of the most intimate items in the V&A. The book traces the evolution of underwear, from rare examples dating from …

  • # 28952

    STEELE, Valerie

    The corset : a cultural history

    New Haven and London : Yale University Press, 2001. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (short tear and crease), illustrated endpapers, pp. 200, illustrated. An academic monograph on the cultural history of the corset.

  • # 28862

    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 …

  • # 28707

    RAMSAY, Christine Wu

    Days Gone By, volume 2: A meeting of East and West

    Melbourne : Macmillan Art Publishing, 2013. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 119, illustrated. New copy. In Days Gone By, Volume 2: A Meeting of East and West, Christine Wu Ramsay continues the personal story of her life in an ever-widening world – as East meets West. The story is told with warmth, insight and her …

  • # 28452

    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 …

  • # 28555


    Australian sunshine cookery book for every housewife.

    Melbourne : Joint Publicity Committee Dried Fruits Industry, [1936]. Small octavo (185 mm), original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 40 pp, advertisements; occasional light spotting, but a good copy. Hoyle, 443.

  • # 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 …

  • # 27814

    LEMON, Andrew (1949 - )

    A great Australian school. Wesley College examined.

    Sydney : Helicon Press, 2004. Thick octavo, boards in illustrated dustjacket (lightly handled), pp. 623, extensively illustrated. The author charts Wesley’s evolution from foundation in 1866 as a Methodist boys’ school to its present status, as a Uniting Church multi-campus coeducational enterprise. It also makes a broader contribution to educational debate by exploring the role …

  • # 27866

    KIRSTEN, Sven A.

    The book of Tiki. The cult of Polynesian pop in fifties America

    Cologne : Taschen, 2000. First edition. Quarto, illustrated padded boards, pp. 288, extensively illustrated, neat presentation inscription to verso of front free endpaper, else a fine copy. Scarce. The book which brought back to mainstream consciousness in the United States the exotic yet familiar kitsch of Tiki craft and culture. ‘After World War II, US …

  • # 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).