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  • # 19744


    [ART DECO] Vanity Fair. (Complete run for the year 1930)

    New York : Condé Nast Publications, Inc., January – December, 1930. Twelve individual issues, large quarto, original pictorial wrappers, 116 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; a few issues with some minor chipping or wear to spine, otherwise an exceptional group with the spectacular covers well preserved and the contents spotless. Featuring striking cover designs …

  • # 20335

    Toni presents Miss America beauty book

    S.l. : Toni, circa 1960. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, central crease, pp. 40, illustrated in colour. Hair styling tips for would-be beauty queens from Toni beauty products.

  • # 20332


    … In Australia it’s David Jones

    [Sydney : David Jones, circa 1956]. Octavo, illustrated modernist wrappers, pp. [16], illustrated. Promotional card loosely enclosed. Glamorous brochure of the department store David Jones in the 1950s. A single example recorded in Australian libraries (NLA).

  • # 19894

    Coats 4 teens. Look cool feel warm

    Denver : is Press (The Institute of Sociometry), 2017. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, stringbound, pp. 26, illustrated. Small press book documenting an act of guerilla sociometry to ensure Colorado teens were rugged up during winter, in particular ‘irresponsible teens who leave the house without their perfectly good coat and are going to catch their death!’. A …

  • # 20036


    Barbarian Beds: the origin of the chair in China (the author’s copy)

    Canberra : The Australian National University and London : The Cresset Press, 1965. Folio, cloth in dustjacket (chipped with loss at head of spine), pp. xvii; 85, illustrated. Loosely enclosed : an original receipt from the Australian National University Press from 1975 to Professor C. P. FitzGerald for this copy of his book, the price …

  • # 20040

    DUNCAN, Alistair

    Art deco furniture. The French designers

    New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1984. First American edition. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 192, illustrated.

  • # 19730

    QUANT, Mary (1934 - )

    Daisy becomes a model

    Press-out dolls and dresses with accessories. Fashions for Daisy by Mary Quant. Story by Diana Cooper. Series : Daisy’s fashion wardrobe No. 1. London : Collins Books, 1973. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [16], text with story, colour pages with die cut model dolls and garments, ex-library stamp to verso p. [1], this is a fine copy …

  • # 19282


    A 1920s English jeweller’s pattern book for rings, executed in watercolour.

    Small quarto album (160 x 210 mm), half-roan over cloth, containing 94 original watercolour designs for gentlemen’s and ladies rings, executed in pen and ink and watercolour, each window mounted in the album (40 x 63 mm each window), some on card and others on tracing paper mounted on card (with four small glue spots), …

  • # 19392

    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 …

  • # 19197

    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, institutional stamp with cancel stamp from the Melbourne Teacher’s College Library to the first …

  • # 19160


    [MELBOURNE] The genuine Perfection Stitching Machine … the most perfect stitcher ever built.

    Melbourne : S. Cooke Prop. Ltd., [1937]. Writing blotter, 143 x 225 mm, recto printed in black on silver, with illustration of Cooke’s Perfect Stitching Machine; calendar for April 1937 top right; in fine unused condition, accompanied by its original manila mailing envelope (the promotional blotter was sent to the Avoca Post Office, Victoria).

  • # 19109


    The game of Mah Jong

    Christchurch : Whitcombe & Tombs, circa 1930. Sixth edition. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 48.

  • # 19144

    Seagrass handbags decorated with raffia / by Victor Rees, homecraft specialist.

    Perth, W.A. : Dix Pty. Ltd., 1951. Sixth printing. Octavo, prtinted grey wrappers (mild corner creasing and toning) with colour photographic onlay to front, 16 pp, illustrated with photographic plates and line drawings in the text; a good copy. The sixth printing of Rees’ trade catalogue, first published in 1928, is unrecorded in Australian collections.

  • # 19161

    LUCAS, Dione (1909-1971)

    Book for cooks / by Dione Lucas

    A̜lexandria, N.S.W. : Australian Consolidated Press, [c.1955]. “Supplement to The Australian Women’s Weekly.” Quarto, original pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with a few short edge tears), 64 pp, illustrated in colour and b/w; internally very good. Recipes by legendary German-born American cordon bleu chef Dione Lucas, who was apparently responsible for introducing the omelette to America.

  • # 19049

    DALI, Salvador

    Les Dîners de Gala

    Translated by Captain J. Peter Moore. New York : Felicie, 1973. Quarto, illustrated cloth in gold foil blocked dustjacket (lightly rubbed), illustrated endpapers, pp. 323, illustrated by Dali. English language edition, published in French the same year.

  • # 19079

    WILLS, Geoffrey

    Wedgwood. (Signed by Lord Wedgwood)

    London : Spring Books, 1988. Octavo, boards in dustjacket (foxed), pp. 128, illustrated, light foxing to endpapers. Loosely enclosed, an invitation to meet Lord Wedgwood at a promotional function. Signed by Lord Wedgwood to endpaper.