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  • # 33147

    CRAIG, Clifford (1896-1986); ROBERTSON, E. Graeme (Edward Graeme) (1903-1975); FAHY Kevin

    Early colonial furniture in New South Wales and Van Diemen’s Land

    Melbourne : Georgian House, 1972 (1980 reprint). Quarto cloth in dustjacket, pp. 220, extensively illustrated. A fine copy.

  • # 33133


    Australian colonial furniture : a guidebook

    Sydney : Colonial Living Press, 1987. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, pp. 140, 61 colour plates of colonial furniture. Sotheby’s price list for sale of author’s collection stapled to upper wrapper. A fine copy.

  • # 33059


    Vintage Fashion Complete

    London : Thames & Hudson, 2014. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 432, illustrated. New copy. The most ambitious and comprehensive book on women’s vintage fashion ever published, featuring over 1,000 garments dating from the 1920s to the 1980s. Unlimited inspiration for fashion designers, stylists, collectors and style-setters everywhere • Explores every aspect of a woman’s vintage …

  • # 33017

    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 and buildings in New South Wales in the …

  • # 32927


    The adidas Archive. The Footwear Collection

    Cologne : Taschen, 2020. Quarto, 34 x 38 cm, (weighs 5.6 kgs), illustrated boards, publisher’s illustrated box, pp. 644, illustrated. New copy. Photographs by Christian Habermeier and Sebastian Jäger 100 years ago the brothers Adolf (“Adi”) and Rudolf Dassler made their first pair of sports shoes. Hundreds of groundbreaking designs, epic moments, and star-studded collabs …

  • # 32113

    HOGAN, Lou Rand

    The Gay Cookbook (facsimile edition)

    By Chef Lou Rand Hogan. Campy cartoons by David Costain. New York : Bell Publishing Company in association with Sherbourne Press, 1965 (but Australia? 2020). Facsimile edition of the first edition, second impression. Octavo, illustrated boards, pp. viii; 280, line illustrations. New copy. Printed in Australia. The first cookbook aimed exclusively at a gay audience. ‘On Wednesday, …

  • # 32094

    [PRESTON, Margaret, et al.]

    The Home Annual 1933

    Sydney : Sydney Morngin Herlamd, October 2nd, 1933. Quarto, illustrated wrappers by Elioth Gruner on gold background (staples rusted, light marks), pp. 88, illustrated with fine reproductions of Australian art and photographs from the art deco period, and many stylish advertisements. Includes several reproductions of works by Margaret Preston, Arthur Streeton, Hans Heysen, Charles Wheeler, …

  • # 32246

    STEELE & CO.

    “Herald” Lounge furnished by Steele’s : everything for the furnishing of the home.

    … All prices in this Cataloue are Specials for Show Week. [Drop title]. Melbourne : Steele & Co., [circa 1935]. Small quarto (245 x 180 mm), pictorial wrappers, stapled; 7 pp, monochrome illustrations throughout; a fine example. Scarce Melbourne trade catalogue for Steele & Co. – an excellent reference for Australian furniture and interior design …

  • # 32079


    Afghans to knit and crochet

    Cover: Plus fashion designs using Afghan motifs. Sydney : [Australian Consolidated Press], 2 August, 1972. Small quarto (260 x 185 mm), pictorial wrappers, 16 pp (including wrappers), illustrated in colour and b/w; some pale marginal stains at bottom edges, but a good copy. Afghan cameleers were first brought to South Australia in 1838; in the …

  • # 30311

    W. MADDERN; O. S. HEMPEL (maker)

    [GLASS CINEMA SLIDE] Premier Bakery, Dandenong. Bread delivered, Dandenong & Districts. Your support solicited. W. Maddern, late A. I. F.

    [Melbourne?] : O. S. Hempel, [1918 or 1919]. Glass magic lantern slide, 80 x 110 mm; maker’s name and date ‘O. S. Hempel’ in image lower left; in fine condition. A World War One-era glass cinema slide advertising the Dandenong (Victoria) bakery of W. Maddern, a returned serviceman who entreats the public to support his …

  • # 32097

    DAALDER, Truus

    Ethnic Jewellery and Adornment. Australia, Oceania, Asia, Africa

    Adelaide : Ethnic Art Press ; South Yarra, Vic. : Macmillan, 2009. Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 420, illustrated in colour. As new copy, still sealed in shrinkwrap and in publisher’s carton. “A sumptuously produced book with an elaborate, informative text and 704 beautiful photographs of adornment from many parts of the world, ranging …

  • # 31415

    HOGAN, Lou Rand; COSTAIN, David (illustrator)

    The Gay Cookbook

    / by Lou Rand Hogan. Campy cartoons by David Costain. Los Angeles : Sherbourne Press, 1965. First edition, first impression. Large octavo, lettered paper boards (slightly bumped at corners, small impression to centre of spine, lightly stained), pp. viii; 280, line illustrations; internally clean. A fine copy of the true first edition, issued in much larger …

  • # 31088

    GELLERT, Leon (editor)

    The Home. Vol. 22, No. 9. September 1, 1941

    Sydney : John Fairfax, 1941. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 64, spine defective, tape repair This issue includes an illustrated essay by Bernard Hesling, articles on Chinese doorways, Australian architecture, interior decoration, gardening, fashion, administering first aid, Jerusalem, donating Blood, etc. Striking advertisements for David Jones, Rosella, Journey Cosmetics, Penfolds, Cyclax, Bovril Qantas, Joyce, etc. ‘Sydney …

  • # 31536


    E. A. Machin & Co. Ltd. 529-541 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, C.1. Branches: Bendigo and Warrnambool … Automotive, engineering, industrial and domestic supplies and equipment. January 11, 1960.

    Melbourne : E. A. Machin & Co. Ltd., 1960. Quarto (278 x 220 mm), pictorial wrappers (a few marks), staple bound, pp 24 (including wrappers); photo-mechanical process illustrations throughout; a very good copy. Melbourne trade catalogue for – wait for it – air conditioners, Polaroid sunglasses, and automotive electrical equipment. There must be a connection…. …

  • # 31535


    E. A. Machin & Co. Ltd. 529-541 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, C.1. Branches: Bendigo and Warrnambool … Automotive, engineering, industrial and domestic supplies and equipment. September 16, 1963.

    Melbourne : E. A. Machin & Co. Ltd., 1963. Quarto (278 x 220 mm), pictorial wrappers (very lightly marked), staple bound, pp 24 (including wrappers); photo-mechanical process illustrations throughout; a very good copy. Melbourne trade catalogue for refrigerators, camping equipment (including luggage racks, picnic kits, “ice boxes”, portable BBQs, torches, and air beds), spray-painting equipment, …

  • # 31700

    [FREDERICK, W. H., Headmaster].

    Wesley College Melbourne : abridged prospectus

    [Melbourne : Wesley College, circa 1950. Oblong quarto, self-wrappers (adhesion mark upper panel), pp. 8 plus order form. A detailed prospectus of the school, including curriculum, clothing requirements, boarding, fees etc. W. H. Frederick was headmaster of Wesley College from 1947 to 1956.