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  • # 24340


    Malleys Limited distributors’ catalogue 1946.

    Sydney : Malleys Limited, [1945?]. Quarto (290 x 230 mm), pictorial card covers (foxed), rivet binding, 12 pp, illustrated throughout; contents clean and sound. Scarce Sydney trade catalogue for gas coppers, dairy utensils, skylights, sinks and basins, guttering and down pipes, garbage bins, cowls and ventilators, etc. Appears unrecorded in Australian collections.

  • # 24338


    ‘Popes’ catalogue : season 1940-41

    At head of title: The garden beautiful! [Melbourne] : Pope Products Ltd., [1940]. Large octavo (240 x 180 mm), pictorial wrappers (a few marks), staple bound, 27 pp, illustrated throughout; price list tipped-in at front; a good copy. Scarce Melbourne trade catalogue for domestic gardening equipment (sprinklers, tap fittings etc.) and kitchenware (mincers, whisks etc.). …

  • # 24341


    Quality porcelain enamelled products : cast iron baths, basins and sinks. Manufactured by Laughtons Pty. Ltd. Revised Victorian price list, 13th May 1940.

    Melbourne : Laughtons Pty. Ltd, 1940. Octavo, printed wrappers, staple bound, 14 pp, illustrations (some colour) throughout; a good copy. Scarce Melbourne trade catalogue for domestic baths and basins. Appears unrecorded in Australian collections.

  • # 24332

    YOUNG-SANCHEZ, Margaret

    Cartier : the exhibition

    Margaret Young-Sánchez ; with essays by Martin Chapman, Michael Hall, Stefano Papi, Pierre Rainero, Janet Zapata. Canberra, ACT : National Gallery of Australia, 2018. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 304, lavishly illustrated. Never before have so many incredible diamonds, emeralds and other precious stones been seen in Australia. Cartier: The Exhibition showcases more than 300 …

  • # 24043


    [MAHJONG] Directions of playing “Chinese Game of Four Winds”

    [Cover title]. Also titled: The directions for playing “Ma Jong”. [Hongkong : Wing Fat Cheung, c.1920]. Octavo (190 x 130 mm), pictorial wrappers (foxed and chipped at corners, upper wrapper with ink marks), original owner’s inscriptions to upper wrapper and first page ‘Chow Bar Kee, No. 22 Hankow Road, Kowloon’, string bound, 22 pp, line …

  • # 24339


    [TRADE CATALOGUE] Ferranti electric clocks

    [Hollinwood, U.K.] : Ferranti Ltd., December 1947. Single folding sheet, 280 x 350 mm, printed on both sides, folding to 150 x 90 mm, with 43 models photographically illustrated; in good condition. Scarce early post-war Ferranti clock catalogue, dating to the period when the firm was pioneering computer development (the Ferranti Mark 1 was completed in …

  • # 23814


    [HORTICULTURE] Choicest Burmese & Indian orchids and world famous fancy leaved caladiums. Offered for sale by L. B. Pradhan & Sons, … The Citrus Nursery … Pakyong, Sikkim (Bengal)

    Calcutta : Industry Press, [between 1945 and 1950?]. Duodecimo (155 x 90 mm), printed wrappers (sunned), 16 pp, with additional text on inner wrappers and lower wrapper; fine. Scarce trade catalogue for Pradhan & Sons, an enterprising Bengal nursery which even advertised its mail order business in Australian newspapers in the late 1940s.

  • # 23822


    Royal Institution for the Blind, … North Adelaide. Manufacturers of art wicker & seagrass furniture, perams, etc. Wholesale price list. January, 1918.

    Adelaide : J. Evans, printer, 1918. Octavo, original printed maroon wrappers (upper wrapper with a couple of light marks and a nick to fore-edge), 6 pp, with clerical price revisions in red ink throughout, along with the note ‘Prices Revised – July 17th 1918’ on the first page; lists almost 400 different pieces of domestic …

  • # 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 …

  • # 23911


    Fibrolite homes (fibro-cement)

    Cover: “Fibrolite” Building Products are extensively used in the building of Homes approved and financed by the State Advances Corporation of Queensland. Brisbane : James Hardie & Coy. Pty. Ltd., 1938. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 32 pp, with line-drawn illustrations and plans throughout; bottom corners a little dog-eared but internally clean and …

  • # 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 …

  • # 23829


    [MELBOURNE] Quality porcelain enamelled ware by Metters-KFB Pty. Ltd. 346. September, 1940.

    Melbourne : Metters-KFB Pty., Ltd., [1940]. Trade catalogue. Large folding sheet, 330 x 310 mm, fully illustrated on both sides, folding to 165 x 105 mm; some toning and a few small perforations along the folds, else very good. Trade catalogue, with prices, for domestic baths and sinks. Appears unrecorded in Australian collections.

  • # 24351


    Australia Beautiful. The Home Easter Pictorial 1931

    Sydney : Art in Australia, 1931. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (edge wear), reproducing a painting by James R. Jackson, pp. [viii], 52, illustrated, light handling marks and some light stains, adhesion damage with loss to one page. Includes photographic illustrations of Australian tourism and reproductions of paintings by Hans Heysen and others.  Attractive advertisements.

  • # 24274

    TARPEY-SCHWED, Randall (Editor); CARROLL, Christopher (Illustrator); KOCH, Peter Rutledge (Book design and printing)

    [PRIVATE PRESS] Plate by plate : California recipes from the gold rush through “California cuisine”

    San Francisco : The Book Club of California, 2014. “The Book Club of California 2014 keepsake”. One of 1,000 copies. Folio (8 x 10″), publisher’s printed wraparound portfolio containing 13 unbound folios, unpaginated; each recipe is illustrated by Christopher Carroll; a fine copy. ‘This delightful publication was edited by Randall Tarpey-Schwed and includes contributions from …

  • # 24463

    The Home Annual 1939

    Sydney : Sydney Morngin Herlamd, October 16th, 1939. Quarto, illustrated wrappers by Douglas Annand (some creases and paper loss along spine), pp. 92, illustrated with fine reproductions of Australian art and photographs from the art deco period, and many stylish advertisements. Includes reproductions after Fred Leist and Sydney Long, articles illustrated by Douglas Annand, photography …

  • # 24462

    The Home Annual

    Sydney : Art in Australia, 1st October, 1932. Quarto, illustrated wrappers by Adrian Feint (staples rusted and ), pp. 66, illustrated with fine reproductions of Australian art and photographs from the art deco period. Includes reproductions after Margaret Preston, Hans Heysen and Kenneth Macqueen, photography by Cazneaux and Hoppe, and articles on architectural design, and …