Small quarto album (160 x 210 mm), half-roan over cloth, containing 94 original watercolour designs for gentlemen’s and ladies rings, executed in pen and ink and watercolour, each window mounted in the album (40 x 63 mm each window), some on card and others on tracing paper mounted on card (with four small glue spots), …
Vol. 1, No. 1 – vol. 1, No. 12. Melbourne : Alex. M’Kinley & Co., 1879 – 1880. Twelve issues (complete), contemporary cloth binding by Alex. Greig of Fitzroy, lettered in gilt to spine, bookplate to front free endpaper, pp. 156, institutional stamp with cancel stamp from the Melbourne Teacher’s College Library to the first …
HARRIS, John William (1835-1901)
Gilt-edged card, 75 x 115 mm, printed recto only in gold, with the guest’s name in manuscript ‘Mr. and Mrs. Harris request the pleasure of [Miss Robertson’s] company on Thursday Evening, February 19th, 1891, at 8 o’clock. “Warrowitur,”, Beaufort. An early reply will oblige.’; bottom corner crease, otherwise in fine condition. The agricultural township of …
S. COOKE PROP. LTD.
Melbourne : S. Cooke Prop. Ltd., . Writing blotter, 143 x 225 mm, recto printed in black on silver, with illustration of Cooke’s Perfect Stitching Machine; calendar for April 1937 top right; in fine unused condition, accompanied by its original manila mailing envelope (the promotional blotter was sent to the Avoca Post Office, Victoria).
Christchurch : Whitcombe & Tombs, circa 1930. Sixth edition. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 48.
Perth, W.A. : Dix Pty. Ltd., 1951. Sixth printing. Octavo, prtinted grey wrappers (mild corner creasing and toning) with colour photographic onlay to front, 16 pp, illustrated with photographic plates and line drawings in the text; a good copy. The sixth printing of Rees’ trade catalogue, first published in 1928, is unrecorded in Australian collections.
LUCAS, Dione (1909-1971)
A̜lexandria, N.S.W. : Australian Consolidated Press, [c.1955]. “Supplement to The Australian Women’s Weekly.” Quarto, original pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with a few short edge tears), 64 pp, illustrated in colour and b/w; internally very good. Recipes by legendary German-born American cordon bleu chef Dione Lucas, who was apparently responsible for introducing the omelette to America.
Translated by Captain J. Peter Moore. New York : Felicie, 1973. Quarto, illustrated cloth in gold foil blocked dustjacket (lightly rubbed), illustrated endpapers, pp. 323, illustrated by Dali. English language edition, published in French the same year.
London : Spring Books, 1988. Octavo, boards in dustjacket (foxed), pp. 128, illustrated, light foxing to endpapers. Loosely enclosed, an invitation to meet Lord Wedgwood at a promotional function. Signed by Lord Wedgwood to endpaper.
Bangkok : White Lotus, 1988. Quarto, illustrated cards in dustjacket, pp. 140, illustrated in colour.
London : Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1841. Third edition. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, pp. xii; 210; 32 (adverts.), partly unopened, text figures, a fine copy. First published in 1841, an important text on viticulture.
Melbourne : Planet Publicity Co., . “Volume no. 2 (Vic.)”. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (chipped and age-toned), pp 64, horoscopes, first aid hints, how to care for animals, lunar and tidal calendar, etc; cheap paper used in printing means the pages are browned and brittle, otherwise internally clean and sound. ‘Aspro is woman’s best friend’ …
RUSKIN, John (1819-1900)
London : Smith, Elder & Co., 1866. First edition. Small octavo, publisher’s brown cloth boards gilt (rubbed, spine softened at head and tail), front hinge cracked, ix, 244 pp, scattered foxing; a fair copy. A collection of lectures delivered by Ruskin to young female students, intended to inspire them with a passion for learning in …
North Melbourne, Vic. : Hargreen Publishing, in conjunction with the City of Malvern, 1989. Copy no. 122 of the deluxe edition of 160 copies, signed by the author on tipped-in colophon on half-title. Octavo, full black leather boards with silver-lettered spine, pp xiv, 289, illustrated with black-and-white photographic plates, maps; a fine copy.
Translated in English. Winona, Minnesota, Chinese Cook Book Company, 1941. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp.64, illustrated with racially stereotypes caricatures of Chinese people. Fine.
AMIES, (Edwin) Hardy, 1909-2003
London : Newnes, 1964. First edition. Small octavo, publisher’s black buckram boards with gilt lettering to spine, in original illustrated dust jacket (some wear to top edges of front and back panels, otherwise very good), pp 128, with b/w photographic plates and line illustrations in the text; a fine copy. Very scarce first edition of …