The Home

  • # 17834

    [LIBERACE, Władziu Valentino, 1919-1987]; TRUAX, Carol

    Liberace Cooks! : Recipes from his seven dining rooms : as told to Carol Truax. (Signed by Liberace)

    New York : Double Day & Co., 1970. Octavo, blue cloth boards with blind reproduction of Liberace’s signature, pictorial dust jacket (small edge tears, residue from price sticker), inscribed and signed on the half-title by Liberace ‘To Patty, love’ and dated 1970, with a sketch of a piano and candelabra by Liberace; also signed by …

  • # 17813

    SARDI, Vincent, Jr. (1915-2007); BRYSON, Helen

    [COOKERY] Curtain up at Sardi’s. (Signed by Vincent Sardi Jr.)

    New York : Random House, 1957. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s illustrated gold and cream cloth boards in unclipped pictorial dust jacket (chipped at head and foot of spine), illustrated endpapers, inscribed and signed on the half-title by the famous restaurateur and unofficial mayor of Broadway: ‘With best wishes to Paul Denis with many thanks – …

  • # 17808

    DIAT, Louis Felix (1885-1957)

    [COOKERY] Cooking à la Ritz. (Signed by Louis Diat)

    / Louis Diat. Chef, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, New York. Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott Company, 1941. First edition, first impression. Octavo, publisher’s burgundy cloth boards with white lettering and design, in original dust jacket (top and bottom edges chipped, inner front panel detached but preserved loose inside), inscribed by the famous chef and culinary writer on the …

  • # 17391

    EGGLESTON, E.H.; DARGE, Algernon

    Australian squab culture

    Melbourne : Algernon Darge, [1918]. First edition. Octavo, original pictorial green wrappers (mild creasing, original owner’s inscription on lower wrapper), pp 138, [2]; illustrated with photographic plates and line drawings; small ink stain to top corner of all leaves, occasional light handling marks and spotting; a fair copy. Guide to domesticating squabs for use as …

  • # 17904


    Ararat and District Poultry and Kennel Club. Schedule of Prizes for the Third Annual Exhibition of Poutry, Dogs, Pigeons, Canaries, &c. To be held in the Town Hall, Barkly Street, Ararat … 3rd and 4th July, 1912.

    Ararat, Vic. : Printed at the “Advertiser” Office, 1912. Octavo pamphlet, original printed pink wrappers (sunned along spine), stapled, pp 16, [2], advertisements to inner wrapper and lower wrapper; light foxing to a few leaves, but a very good copy. Appears unrecorded.

  • # 17403


    Garden guide : Catalogue of rhododenrons, camellias, azaleas, trees, shrubs grown by Williams’ Nurseries, Perrins Creek Road, Kallista.

    Kallista, Vic. : Williams’ Nurseries, 1951. Tall octavo, original illustrated card covers (foxed, central vertical crease), 28 pp, photographic illustrations; original owner’s annotations, some foxing at bottom margin of several leaves; Two copies are recorded in Australian collections (State Library of Victoria; State Library of New South Wales).

  • # 17402


    Catalogue of fruit trees, ornamental trees, shrubs and conifers …

    Emerald, Vic. : C.A. Nobelius & Sons Pty. Ltd., Gembrook Nurseries, 1940. Tall octavo, original printed pale green wrappers (a little sunned), staple bound, pp 38, [2], illustrated with 1 photographic plate; a very good copy. The 1940 edition of the C.A. Nobelius catalogue is unrecorded in Australian collections.

  • # 17405


    [MELBOURNE] Brushware

    Melbourne : John Zevenboom & Co., [between 1920 and 1929]. Small quarto, original pictorial cloth boards (heavily darkened and stained), pp [vi], 63, [1], with interleaved lined paper for commercial notes by retailers; illustrated throughout; first leaf with loss to bottom corner and short edge tears, occasional handling marks at the margins, a few pages …

  • # 16862

    ROBERTS, Alfred D. (compiler)

    Firelight memories : a collection of verse

    Meadowbank, N.S.W. : A.D. Roberts, [c1945]. Duodecimo, original blue card wrappers (lightly marked), front free-endpaper with gift inscription dated December 1946; pp. [26], verses by A.D. Roberts and others with calendar for each month of the year on facing pages; later ex libris to inside front wrapper; outer leaves with foxing; otherwise a good copy …

  • # 17415


    [MELBOURNE] The 1957 Ideal Home Show : what you will see here! Presented by the Victorian Furniture Industries Confederation.

    Fitzroy, Vic. : The Perfection Press Pty. Ltd., [1957]. Single sheet, 255 x 440 mm, folding to 255 x 150 mm, [6] pp (the last blank), floor plan, list of exhibitors, exhibition highlights etc.; a fine copy. ‘The very latest styles in furniture and furnishings, small home designs, lighting, household appliances, colour schemes and furniture …

  • # 17524

    SHIRREFF, Miss

    Home education in relation to the kindergarten. Two lectures (presentation copy)

    London : Chapman and Hall, 1884. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, text block neatly detached, presentation inscription from the author on the front free endpaper, pp. 63, a clean copy.

  • # 17284


    [COOKERY] Chocolate cookery

    New York : General Foods Corporation, 1929. Third printing. Tall octavo, pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 36 pp, photographic and small black-and-white illustrations; a fine copy.

  • # 17285

    BENTLEY, Mildred; BRADLEY, Alice; SPLINT, Sarah Field

    [COOKERY] Hawaiian pineapple as one hundred good cooks serve it.

    San Francisco : Association of Hawaiian Pineapple Canners, 1928. Duodecimo, pictorial chromolithographed wrappers, staple bound, original owner’s inscription in ink on inside front wrapper, 32 pp; a near fine copy. ‘Including 100 of the 60,000 recipes contributed by magazine-reading women, in response to an appeal for original, practical ways to serve Canned Hawaiian Pineapple’ (title …

  • # 17287


    [COOKERY] What kind of a party shall I give?

    [United States] : Quality Bakers of America, 1939. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, staple bound, [34] pp, line illustrations; a near fine copy. Promotional booklet customized for Kohn’s Pan Dandy Bread. Includes recipes for bridge parties (Three-decker Sandwich, Boston Bean Sandwiches, Cheese Marmalade), “Appetizing appetizers – A variety of sophisticated tidbits”(Shrimp and Vegetable Salad, Cheese Muffs, Cheese …

  • # 17283


    [COOKERY] Chinese magic with leftovers : easy Everbest ways to turn icebox oddments into delicious Chinese dishes.

    Chicago : Glaser, Crandell Co., 1947. Square octavo, pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 16 pp, illustrated; light vertical fold down the centre of the bookley, but a near fine copy. Chinese recipe book produced by the manufacturers of Everbest Chinese Foods.

  • # 17520


    Australian plants suitable for gardens, parks, timber reserves, etc.

    Melbourne : Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., c. 1911. Octavo, illustrated cloth, pp. 480, endpapers tones, numerous photographic illustrations. A very good copy.