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  • # 16107

    ADAM, Robert & James

    The architecture, decoration, and furniture, of Robert & James Adam.

    Selected from “Works in Architecture” published 1778 – 1822 and photolithographed from the originals. London : B T, Batsford, 1880. Large quarto, decorated papered boards (worn, corners renewed), new endpapers, pp. [vi]; 26 plates of architectural detail (a number detached as usual), a clean copy.

  • # 16347

    LOUC, Marcel; LOUC, Roger

    Cocktails et Grands Crus

    Paris : Albert Moret, 1953. Small quarto, publisher’s limp red morocco with gilt lettering to front (rubbed, spine a little faded, covers slightly loosened from the contents at head), 269 pp, illustrated in colour and black and white, internally fine, a good copy of a classic cocktail book.

  • # 16320

    BOURKE-WHITE, Margaret (1904-1971)

    Coffee through the camera’s lens

    New York, N.Y. : Home Economics Department, American Can Company, [1936]. Printed card portfolio, folding to 180 x 130 mm, containing 11 reproductions of photographs by Margaret Bourke-White, a map of South America and a sheet illustrating canned coffee, on loose sheets numbered 1-13 on verso; plus 3 sheets containing instructions for making coffee project …

  • # 16091

    BEETON, Isabella, Mrs.

    [MRS BEETON] The book of household management.

    London ; New York : Ward, Lock & Co., 1888. “Entirely new edition, revised, corrected and greatly enlarged”. Thick octavo, original green cloth boards (rubbed) with red roan spine in gilt (frayed at head); pastedowns and endpapers with advertisements; folding colour frontispiece plate; pp xlvi, [2 List of Coloured Plates, List of Illustrations], [4 advertisements], …

  • # 16310

    LEYLAND, John; TIPPING, H. Avray (editors)

    Gardens old and new. The country house & its garden environment.

    London : Country Life, [1900 – 1916]. Three volumes, folio, decorated cloth (a few stains, light wear, particularly to joints, but overall good), pp. xl, 346; xxv, 295; xlii, 284; decorated chapter headings by Arthur Rackham et al., profusely illustrated with over 1000 black and white photographs, a very good set. An encyclopedic illustrated record …

  • # 15853

    Grand magasins du Louvre. La mode masculine pour l’été 1914

    Lundi 4 Mai et jours suivants. Exposition de vêtements et trousseaux pour hommes. Paris : Imp. Draeger, 1914. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (small blemish to lower wrapper), staples rusted, pp. 12, printed in colour. Charming Parisian catalogue displaying cutting edge fashion for men at the cusp of the First World War. Suits, coats, hats, trousers, cravats, …

  • # 16022

    HEATH, Ambrose

    Good drinks

    London : Faber & Faber, 1939. Octavo, papered boards in very good dustjacket (price clipped), pp. 239, slight foxing to fore edge else clean. A fine copy of a classic of cocktails and wine.

  • # 16053

    Monsieur : No. 14, February 1921

    Paris : [Monsieur Magazine], 1921. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (water damage on recto), [pp 36]. Illustrated throughout with full colour Art Deco images, and cover illustration by Pierre Mourgue (1890 – 1969). With humours articles and stories. Monsieur was a monthly, now bi-monthly, magazine formed in December 1919 by Jacques Hébertot and Paul Poiret. Devoted to men’s fashion and style, …

  • # 16052

    Monsieur : No. 53, May 1924

    Paris : [Monsieur Magazine], 1924. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (some marks, minor foxxing on rear), [pp 28]. Illustrated throughout with full colour Art Deco images, and cover illustration by Michel Bouchaud (1902-1965). With articles on Summer fashions, sporting outfits, and Londoner’s attire. Monsieur was a monthly, now bi-monthly, magazine formed in December 1919 by Jacques Hébertot and Paul Poiret. …

  • # 16021

    Gilbey’s. Foundation of a 1000 drinks

    [London : Gilbey’s, c. 1950]. Diecut book shaped like a cocktail shaker, illustrated wrappers (rubbed), pp. 34, illustrated. Attractive promotional book of cocktail recipes.

  • # 15552

    [Fly Fishers' Club]

    The Fly Fishers’ Club Annual Dinner : Monday, March the Ninth 1908

    London : [s.n], 1908. Octavo, stiff wrappers with photograph of Lord Montagu Norman, ribbon ties, marked along spine, [pp 12]. The programme for a sumptuous annual dinner for the Fly Fishers’ Club held at the Hotel Metropole. Includes menu and wine list, with vintages served such as 1900 Krug, 1898 Louis Roederer, and 1893 Bollinger.

  • # 15779

    Picton Hopkins & Son Pty Ltd

    General catalogue of decorative plaster designs

    Melbourne : Picton Hopkins & Son Pty. Ltd., 1920s. Oblong quarto, pressed boards (split along front joint), pp. xxvi; [2]; 159; [4], illustrated throughout, ownership name of Bruce C. Stewart, Architect to title page and firm’s name and telephone number inscribed to front free endpaper. A stunning art deco period catalogue of plaster moldings and …

  • # 15633

    FOSTER CLARK (AUSTRALIA)

    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; fore-edges closely trimmed, else a very good copy, clean throughout. Hoyle, 527

  • # 13884

    Éloge des pierreries

    Paris : Cartier, 1947. Quarto, two volumes housed in crimson slipcase (some panels lifting). Vol 1, pp 45, loose as issued in printed card covers, minor loss on spine, with original lithograph by André Derian on frontispiece, printed by Jean Vigneau at the press of Paul Dupont. Vol 2, pp 23, boards with monogrammed dust jacket (minor …

  • # 15405

    WALLACE, Theodosia Ada

    The etiquette of Australia : a handy book of the common usages of everyday life and society

    Sydney : Dymock’s Book Arcade, [1909]. First edition. Octavo, printed cloth boards (small mark to upper board; lower board with illustrated advertisement for James Stedman, wholesale confectioners), paste-downs and front endpapers with advertisements, 109 pp, illustrated, internally very clean, a very good copy of the first edition.  

  • # 15409

    AUSTRALIAN CEMENT MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCIATION

    Concrete blocks, bricks and slabs

    Sydney : The Australian Cement Manufacturers’ Association, [1937]. Octavo, printed wrappers, staples rusted, 31 pp, illustrations throughout, folding plate at rear; a good copy.

  • # 15407

    HODSON, Geoffrey

    The case for vegetarianism

    Auckland, N.Z. : Dawson Printing Co. Ltd., [c.1940]. First edition. Small octavo pamphlet, printed wrappers (sunned and very lightly marked; upper wrapper with wet stamp of the Theosophical Book Depot, Queen Street, Auckland), staple bound, 8 pp; a good copy. The author was President of the New Zealand Vegetarian Society. Here he outlines seven reasons …

  • # 15416

    SUNBEAM CORPORATION LIMITED

    Sunbeam controlled heat automatic frypan

    Sydney : Mason Duflex Pty. Ltd. [for Sunbeam Corporation Limited], June, 1961. Large octavo booklet, illustrated wrappers (a few stains), staple bound, 27 pp, illustrated; first few leaves with mild foxing, else good.

  • # 15690

    ‘Our Christmas festivities’ Victorian diecut ephemeron

    Our Christmas festivities – get out of the way! (title taken from lead image). London : J. T. Wood, 1859. Diecut ephemeron, 162 x 162 mm, folded to 115 mm., forming a shapebook, printed recto and verso in gold, with 14 vignette illustrations illustrating poems celebrating Christmas. Charming.

  • # 14902

    [TABUTEAU, Basil Manly, 1898-1982]

    [MELBOURNE] Farewell menu for Basil Manly Tabuteau, of the Brighton District Football Club

    [Melbourne : s.n.], 1926. Lithographed card, 375 x 210 mm, printed recto only, with vignette illustrations including a view of Tabuteau's house, “Warrain”, in Sandown Street, Middle Brighton; pale foxing and staining, a few edge tears. Basil Manly Tabuteau (1898-1982) was the only child of Joseph August Tabuteau and Louisa Tabuteau. He married Thelma Soutter …

  • # 14994

    ANSON, Anne

    How to ice a cake : let Anne Anson show you

    Stourbridge, U.K. : Taylor, Law & Co., [1948]. “”Tala” icing book. Tenth fully revised edition.” Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, 32 pp, illustrated; a fine copy.

  • # 14992

    CLEMENTS TONIC LTD.

    Clements Tonic cookery book

    Cover: “With compliments of Clements Tonic Limited.” Rozelle, N.S.W. : Clements Tonic Ltd, [c.1930]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, pp 31, [1], illustrated; a very good copy.

  • # 14991

    Australian Dried Fruits Association. Joint Publicity Committee

    The new Sunshine cookery book for every housewife : recipes, household hints and new ways to use

    currants, sultanas and raisins. [Australia : Dried Fruits Joint Publicity Committee, 1934?]. Small octavo, original pictorial wrappers (some silverfishing at bottom right corner of upper wrapper and first few leaves), 32 pp, internally clean.

  • # 14989

    ROBERT HARPER & CO.

    Harper’s recipe book.

    Sydney] : Robert Harper &​ Co., [192-?]. “Revised edition”. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, 30 pp, illustrated; a fine copy. Hoyle, 622. Promotional recipe booklet for Harper’s Empire Self Raising Flour.

  • # 14988

    W.H. COMSTOCK CO.

    Tempting cooking recipes

    [Cover title]. Sydney : [W.H. Comstock Co.], [1933]. Octavo, original wrappers (a few light marks), calendars for 1933 and 1934 inside upper wrapper, 16 pp, illustrated; a very good copy. Hoyle, 899. Promotional publication for the company’s product, Dr. Morse’s Indian Root Pills, which also contains recipes.

  • # 14987

    W.H. COMSTOCK CO.

    Cooking recipes you will like

    [Cover title]. Sydney : [W.H. Comstock Co.], [1938]. Octavo, original wrappers, lower wrapper with calendars for 1938 and the first half of 1939, 16 pp, illustrated; a near fine copy. Promotional publication for the company’s product, Dr. Morse’s Indian Root Pills, which also contains recipes.

  • # 14986

    W.H. COMSTOCK CO.

    Cooking recipes and health hints : a household necessity.

    [Cover title]. Sydney : [W.H. Comstock Co.], [1936]. Octavo, original wrappers, calendars for 1936 and 1937 inside upper wrapper, 16 pp, illustrated; a fine copy. Promotional publication for the company’s product, Dr. Morse’s Indian Root Pills, which also contains recipes.

  • # 14985

    W.H. COMSTOCK CO.

    Health hints and cooking recipes

    [Cover title]. Sydney : [W.H. Comstock Co.], [1930]. Octavo, original wrappers (upper wrapper with light foxing, lower wrapper with short tear), calendar for 1930 and first half of 1931 inside upper wrapper, 16 pp, illustrated; internally clean and sound. Hoyle, 896. Promotional publication for the company’s product, Dr. Morse’s Indian Root Pills, which also contains …

  • # 14984

    W.H. COMSTOCK CO.

    Economical cooking recipes

    [Cover title]. Sydney : [W.H. Comstock Co.], [1926]. Octavo, original wrappers (upper wrapper with light foxing), calendar for 1927 on lower wrapper, 16 pp, illustrated; internally clean and sound. Promotional publication for the company’s product, Dr. Morse’s Indian Root Pills, which also contains recipes. Copies are recorded in five Australian collections (State Library of New …

  • # 14983

    W.H. COMSTOCK CO.

    Useful cooking recipes

    [Cover title]. Sydney : [W.H. Comstock Co.], [1928]. Octavo, original wrappers (upper wrapper with a few stains and edge tears), calendar for 1929 on lower wrapper, 16 pp, illustrated; internally clean and sound. Promotional publication for the company’s product, Dr. Morse’s Indian Root Pills, which also contains recipes. Copies are recorded in four Australian collections …

  • # 14982

    W.H. COMSTOCK CO.

    Cooking recipes and home hints

    [Cover title]. Sydney : [W.H. Comstock Co.], [1926]. Octavo, original wrappers, calendar for 1926 and 1927 on lower wrapper, 16 pp, illustrated; a fine copy. Hoyle, 902. Promotional publication for the company’s product, Dr. Morse’s Indian Root Pills, which also contains recipes. Three copies are recorded in Australian collections (Deakin University Library; Monash University Library; …

  • # 14981

    W.H. COMSTOCK CO.

    The value of keeping fit : this booklet also contains a number of cooking recipes.

    [Cover title]. Sydney : [W.H. Comstock Co.], [1932]. Octavo, original wrappers (upper wrapper with tear and corner crease at bottom edge), calendar for 1932 and 1933 inside front cover, 16 pp, illustrated; internally clean and sound. Hoyle, 902. Promotional publication for the company’s product, Dr. Morse’s Indian Root Pills, which also contains recipes.

  • # 15380

    WATKINS, J. R.

    Watkins spice book

    Cover title : Spices from the Orient. New York : J. R. Watkins, 1927. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 64, illustrated. A guide to exotic spices from round the world.

  • # 15414

    HEALINGS PTY LTD.

    [TRADE CATALOGUE] All aboard for Healing’s Swanston St. Store. 261 Swanston St., Melbourne. Special Price List.

    Melbourne : Healings Pty. Ltd. [1935]. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (foxed, faint horizontal fold), [8] pp, illustrated. Trade catalogue for radio parts and small electrical products including irons, clocks and jugs.

  • # 15412

    Cloves from Zanzibar

    [Cover title]. Zanzibar : Clove Growers’ Association, [c.1955]. Quarto, original pictorial card covers (lightly marked), inside front cover with wet stamp of the King George VI Memorial School, Bulawayo, S. Rhodesia, 20 pp, photographic illustrations throughout; internally very clean, a good copy. A scarce publication on the Zanzibar spice trade, which includes overviews of its history and of …

  • # 14754

    [GAMMA LAMBDA]

    [COCKTAILS] Combinados : como prepararlos

    Barcelona : Manuales Cisne, [c.1955]. Duodecimo, colourful pictorial wrappers, 63 pp, a good copy. Text in Spanish. Over 200 cocktail recipes.

  • # 14466

    The Victorian Schoolmaster and literary review (complete)

    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, insitutional stamp with cancel stamp from the Melbourne Teacher's College Library to the first …

  • # 14162

    [PASCOE VALE, MELBOURNE] Coburg Highlands Estate : only ten minutes from station.

    Melbourne : s.n. [circa 1943]. Broadside, 340 x 550 mm (lacking lower quarter portion), on original recycled linen backing; illustrated, annotated with details of numerous individual lot prices; old fold lines, toning, small paper loss below title. Real estate broadside promoting the new Coburg Highlands Estate, about 13 km north of the Melbourne GPO. Land …

  • # 14161

    MUNTZ BROS., AND HEIGHWAY

    Sale of township allotments at Numurkah. Friday, January 13th [1911]

    Numurkah, Vic. : Leader Print (for Muntz Bros. and Heighway, Auctioneers, Geelong, under instructions from Alexander Miller, Esq.), [1911]. Broadside, 340 x 430 mm, annotated with details of individual lot prices and names of purchasers, and year '1911' in red; verso with contemporary manuscript title 'Alexander Miller Esq., Sale of Subdivisional Allotments (Numurkah)'; old fold …

  • # 14105

    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 …

  • # 13962

    BURBERRY

    Manteaux Imperméables Costumes et Chapeaux de Sport et de Ville pour Dames & Enfants

    Cover: Burberrys. Paris : 8 et 10, Boulevard Malesherbes, [c.1914]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (a few discrete tape repairs to the inner front and rear), pp [50], virtually all full page photographic plates with models in the latest women’s autumn fashion; contents in fine condition; a couple of text pages (in French), including a list …

  • # 13741

    VUITTON, Louis; LEHOT, G. de

    Le confort et l’élégance de l’automobile

    Paris : Louis Vuitton, 1925. Quarto, printed grey card portfolio (very lightly foxed, spine sunned), containing loose 6-page illustrated extract from Horizons de France, July 1925, specially printed for Louis Vuitton, as issued; occasional toning spots, else fine. A brief, poetic essay on motoring which extols the virtues of Louis Vuitton's designer luggage – both …

  • # 13856

    [LOUIS VUITTON]

    A nineteenth century Louis Vuitton trade card

    [Circa 1893]. Thin card, 83 x 121 mm, lithograph printed recto only in black on pale aqua; a very light stain at left hand edge, otherwise in fine condition. A rare early example of the trade card of the firm of Louis Vuitton, one of the most famous brands in history. The card gives the …

  • # 13267

    HANCOCK'S GOLDEN CRUST PTY. LTD.

    The Big 4 book of recipes

    Melbourne Hancock's Golden Crust Pty. Ltd., [c.1929]. Octavo, publisher's pictorial wrappers (lightly marked), [32] pp, folding 4 panel illustration plus smaller vignette illustrations; a good copy of this scarce Depression era recipe booklet. Copies are recorded in six Australian collections (Deakin University Library; Flinders University Library; Monash University Library; State Library of New South Wales; …

  • # 13184

    HAMMOND, Dorothy C.

    Country Women’s Association of New South Wales Calendar of puddings

    A recipe for each day of the year. Sydney : Deaton & Spencer, [1935?]. Folio, calendar, printed wrappers (foxed, inscription dated 1935) with cord tie, approximately 60 folios with recipes submitted from ladies across the state. Scarce. 

  • # 12687

    SCHWEIGER-LERCHENFELD, Amand, Freiherr von

    [WOMEN] Женщина. Ея жизнь, нравы и общественное положение у всҍхъ народов земного шара.

    Translation of: Das Frauenleben der Erde (Vienna, 1881). St. Petersburg : Izdanie A.F. Devrien, 1885. Large octavo, original pictorial blue cloth, gilt (rubbed and lightly marked), title, page iii and rear endpaper with nineteenth century Russian private library stamps, pp xii, 688, with 200 lithographs including full-page plates and smaller illustrations in the text; scattered foxing, …

  • # 12540

    THOMAS BROWN.

    Illustrated letterhead of Thomas Brown, Family Butcher, Gray Street, Hamilton

    Hamilton, Vic. : Thomas Brown, [1891]. Letterhead with lithographed illustration, 290 x 140 mm (sheet), an receipt  for Mr. J. Thomson, dated October 1 1891, for a total of £5 4s 2d, being for various quantities and cuts of meat; Victorian revenue stamp affixed; original folds; in fine condition.

  • # 12155

    VACUUM OIL CO. PTY. LTD.

    How to take care of leather

    Melbourne : G.W. Green & Sons, Printers [for Vacuum Oil Co. Pty. Ltd], [c.1925]. Duodecimo, original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 7 pp, illustrated, a fine copy. Scarce. Copies are recorded in two Australian collections (Monash University Library; National Library of Australia).

  • # 12154

    VACUUM OIL CO. PTY. LTD.

    Perfection oil cook stoves and ovens

    [Cover title]. Melbourne : G.W. Green & Sons, Printers [for Vacuum Oil Co. Pty. Ltd.], [c.1927]. Octavo, publisher's pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 16 pp, colour and monochrome illustrations; a fine copy. Scarce. A single copy is recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia).

  • # 11986

    SCHOOL OF APPLIED ART, BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN.

    [ART NOUVEAU] Instruction paper on fashion illustrating in general

    Battle Creek, Mich. : School of Applied Art, 1910. Octavo, original decorative wrappers, 23 pp, illustrated with line drawings, a fine copy; [TOGETHER WITH] Instruction paper on fashion illustrating, heads, hats, etc. Battle Creek, Mich. : School of Applied Art, 1910. Octavo, original decorative wrappers (upper wrapper with small tear at top edge), 18, [1] pp, illustrated …