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  • # 31467

    KUMAGAI, Kojiro

    Fashion illustrations : Ladies, Men & Children (signed copy)

    Tokyo : Graphic-Sha Publishing, 1984. Quarto, lettered cards in illustrated dustjacket (signed by the artist on the upper wrapper in red marker),  pp. 144, illustrated. Text in Japanese. Illustrated guide to drawing Western fashion at the height of 80s glamour. Rare signed copy.

  • # 31507

    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 (light handling marks), pp. 304, lavishly illustrated, a very good copy. Never before have so many incredible diamonds, emeralds and other precious stones been seen in Australia. …

  • # 31439

    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 …

  • # 31190

    STANFORD & CO. (MELBOURNE)

    Illustrated price list of the Singer Manufacturing Company’s lock-stitch sewing machines.

    Melbourne : Stanford & Co., Colonial Agents for the Singer Manufacturing Company, Corner of Bourke and Russell Streets, 1877. Octavo leaflet (215 x 140 mm), [4] pp, lithograph printed in blue on mauve paper, front with vignette illustration of Stanford & Co.’s head agency in Melbourne; paper toned and with a few light marks to …

  • # 31117

    ROBB, E. M.

    Early Toorak and district

    Melbourne : Robertson & Mullens Limited, 1934. Oblong folio, lettered cloth (flecked), illustrated. Photographically illustrated history of Toorak and the surrounding suburbs of Malvern, Prahran, South Yarra and Hawthorn. A fine record of nineteenth century colonial architecture and society in Melbourne.

  • # 31145

    LAWSON, James R.

    Catalogue of the Eedy Collection

    To be sold by auction by James R. Lawson, … on Tuesday, October 11th, and following days. Sydney : James R. Lawson Pty. Ltd., 1921. Quarto, gilt-lettered wrappers over stiff cards with photographic illustration (short tear), pp. 76, 23 plates, a very good copy. Catalogue of nearly 1000 lots from the collection of the late …

  • # 31008

    EARNSHAW, John

    Early Sydney cabinetmakers 1804-1870. A directory & introductory survey

    Sydney : Wentworth Books, 1971. Octavo, boards in dusjacket (lightly foxed, label mark), pp. 55, black and white plates. Limited to 1000 copies.

  • # 28117

    HAWKINS, J. B.

    The influence of Scottish and Irish cabinet makers over the production of Australian colonial furniture in Sydney and Hobart before 1835

    Presentation by John Hawkins to the Furniture History Society (Australasia) Inc. March 12, 2008 and the creation and furnishing of Government House, Hobart. Adapted by Gary Morgan. Melbourne : The Roy Morgan Research Centre Pty Ltd, November 2009. Octavo, lettered wrappers, pp. 208, illustrated. Illustrated publication of a lecture on colonial furniture by John Hawkins …

  • # 31416

    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, …

  • # 31378

    The Antique Dealers' Association of New South Wales

    The Antique Dealers’ Fair and Exhibition 1963

    At Anthony Hordern’s Art Galleries – 4th Floor. Sydney : The Antique Dealers’ Association of New South Wales, 1963. Quarto, lettered self-wrappers (marked), pp. 36, illustrated. Includes a number of essays such as ‘Primitive art of New Guinea’ by L. L. Barton; ‘Chinese Art’ by John Burden; ‘Oriental Carpets and Rugs’ by L. Frank and …

  • # 31099

    MENZ, Christopher

    Morris & Co.

    Adelaide : Art Gallery of South Australia, 2002. Quarto, illustrated laminated pictorial boards, pp. 188, illustrated throughout, including numerous folding plates, a fine copy, as new. Includes a chapter on the publications of the Kelmscott Press, including the Kelmscott Chaucer. This catalogue was published to accompany the exhibition Morris & Co., held at the Art …

  • # 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 …

  • # 28676

    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 …

  • # 30767

    MATHEWSON & CO.

    Studio portrait of a female domestic servant, Brisbane, circa 1880.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘Mathewson & Co.. Artist Photographers. Brisbane’; both the print and mount are in very good condition. A scarce early Brisbane “occupational” photographic portrait, taken in the studio of Mathewson & Co. (note the painted backdrop). Scottish-born Thomas Mathewson was …

  • # 30240

    MONCRIEFFE, Mona

    The magic of colour harmony in dress

    Sydney : Bebarfald’s Ltd., 1927. Quarto, publisher’s cloth boards with pictorial onlay and gilt lettering and design to front (small stains to lower board), 140 pp (light foxing), illustrated with tipped-in colour plates (a couple of corners creased) and b/w line drawings in the text. A scarce and lavishly produced Australian guide to dress sense …

  • # 29070

    PONTISSALIENNE (PARIS)

    [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 …