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  • # 29070


    [ABSINTHE] Catalogue Général … Distillerie Pontissalienne … Fabrique d’Absinthe Supérieure.

    Pontarlier, Doubs: Distillerie Pontissalienne, [circa 1900]. Small octavo (150 x 105 mm), green faux crocodile-skin textured stiff card wrappers, gilt lettering to the front; 20 pp, chromolithographic pastedowns with Art Nouveau designs by the celebrated lithographers A. Waton of St. Etienne, title page and text in red and black, double-page halftone plate at centre; a superb …

  • # 30243

    UNGER, Art

    The cool book

    Illustrated by Christiane Cassan. Englewood Cliffs, N. J. : Prentice-Hall, 1961. Octavo, boards in illustrated dustjacket (edges worn and frayed), pp. xiv; 146, illustrated. ‘A book that swings for real! Tells all! Discover “in” ways to … survive and thrive in a square society break off with your steady arrive alive at a party dig culture …

  • # 29938

    YIEWA & CO.

    Report of Fashion for Gentlemen : Autumn – Winter 1937 – 1938

    Kyoto : Yiewa & Co., [1937]. Octavo, lettered wrappers, pp. [12], pale foxing, illustrated in black and white, a very good copy. Fashion catalogue for the firm of Yiewa with nine illustrations of fashionable men in western style dress, including formal wear, suits, overcoats and leisure wear, as well as two pages illustrating wool samples. …

  • # 29992

    CLARKE, Jeanne, Sr.

    Papua New Guinea cookery

    / Sr. Jeanne Clarke, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School, Yule Island [PNG]. South Melbourne, Vic. : Macmillan, 1977 (Distributed in Papua New Guinea by R. Brown). First edition. Octavo (213 mm), pictorial stiff wrappers, pp 125, with b/w photographic and line-drawn illustrations, bibliography; half title with clipped corner and the bookplate of …

  • # 30154

    FLETCHER, Marion

    Costume in Australia 1788-1901

    Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1984. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, illustrated endpapers, pp. 208, extensively illustrated. Scarce.

  • # 29656

    WALL, Dorothy (1894-1942)

    The rainy day : gift book of the Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia

    “Story and illustrations by Dorothy Wall.” (p.[1]). [Sydney] : John Sands [for The Bank], [c.1925]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers in pink and black (mild crease at top corner of upper wrapper), [18] pp, monochrome and colour illustrations, a good copy. A morality tale teaching children the virtue of thrift, by the creator of Blinky Bill. …

  • # 29554

    VANDENBERG, Barbara (1936 - )

    The times of my life (presentation copy)

    [Sydney?] : s.n., circa 2012. Quarto, lettered cloth (lightly marked), presentation inscription on endpaper, pp. [92], illustrated. Privately printed memoir of Leura born Barbara Vandenberg (nee Carter), fashion designer and wife of Russell Vandenberg. Scarce – no copies appear on Trove.

  • # 29819

    COOPER, Annette

    Remembering Georges : stories from Melbourne’s most elegant store

    Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2014. Quarto, boards in illustrated dust jacket, pp. vii; [i]; 17 – 376, illustrated. New copy. ‘When Georges closed its doors on 5 October 1995, it had been trading for 115 years. Yet this famous department store, situated in the ‘Paris End’ of Collins Street, still lingers in the minds of …

  • # 28582


    [HORTICULTURE] W. H. Higgins Propietary Limited. Solomon’s Buildings, Geelong. Catalogue of bulbs. 1921.

    Cover: Bulb specialties. Daffodils, Anemones, Ranunculi, Iris, Freesias, Narcissi &c. Only flowering and acclimatised bulbs supplied. Geelong : Henwood & Dancey, printers, [1921]. Tall octavo (255 x 165 mm), original printed grey wrappers, stapled, 24 pp, with descriptions and prices; a fine copy; loosely inserted are two order forms (one with selections in pencil) and …

  • # 29023

    VAN DAELE, Patrick van; LUMBY, Roy

    A spirit of progress. Art Deco architecture in Australia (deluxe edition with original signed photograph)

    Sydney : Craftsman House, 1997. Quarto, gilt-lettered silk bound boards in matching slipcase with pictorial inlay, pp. 228, extensively illustrated. The deluxe edition, limited to 50 copies signed by the authors, specially bound in slipcase, accompanied by an original signed photograph by van Daele, limited to 50 copies. The photograph is a detail from the …

  • # 29062

    EDWARDS, Deborah; et al.

    L. J. Harvey and his school

    Brisbane : Queensland Art Gallery, 1983. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 111, extensively, preliminaries foxed, else very good. Scarce monograph on the self-taught Queensland craftsman and designer.

  • # 29374

    SMITH, Alex

    Home carpentry

    “No. 2 – By Alex Smith, F.B.I.C.C. August 1, 1933.” Caulfield, Vic. : Edgar H. Baillie, for United Press, 1933. Quarto, original pictorial wrappers (detached, short tears along spine, lower wrapper with tear at bottom corner), 52 pp, illustrated, internally clean and sound.

  • # 29371


    Perfection oil cook stoves and ovens.

    [Cover title]. Melbourne : G.W. Green & Sons, Printers [for Vacuum Oil Co. Pty. Ltd.], [circa 1927]. Octavo (185 mm), publisher’s pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 16 pp, colour and monochrome illustrations; a fine copy. Scarce, beautifully illustrated trade catalogue.. Trove locate only two copies (NLA; Deakin University Library)

  • # 29302

    DODD, Graeme; VIDLER, Kornelia.

    1988 commemorative collection of fine colonial furniture

    Sydney : Rustic Charm, 1988. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 120, illustrated, a couple of spots of foxing.

  • # 29192

    NYE, Edward (Headmaster)

    The history of Wesley College 1865 – 1919

    Melbourne : McCarron, Bird & Co., 1921. Octavo, gilt-lettered full purple cloth (spine sunned, small tear to head of spine), pp. [viii]; 245, previous owner’s name to title page (Ronald A. Hill 1936 – 43), photographically illustrated. Scarce. History of the private school in Melbourne founded in 1865.

  • # 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. …