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  • # 43796

    BEAGLE, Peter

    American denim : a new folk art

    Presented by Richard M. Owens & Tony Lane. Text by Peter Beagle. Photographs by Baron Wolman and the Denim Artists. New York : Harry N. Abrams, 1975. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, the laminate lifting slightly, pp. 156, illustrated. The American cultural practice of embroidering and personalising denim. A classic work.

  • # 43696

    BRAWER, Nicholas A.

    British Campaign Furniture. Elegance under canvas 1740 – 1914.

    New York : Harry N.Abrams, Inc. Publishers, 2001. Quarto, gilt-decorated cloth, illustrated dustjacket (spine slightly sunned, a couple of small edge tears), illustrated endpapers, pp. 232, illustrated. Furniture built for practicality and comfort whilst travelling to the furthest lengths of the British Empire. Scarce.

  • # 42481

    BOTT, Daniele

    Chanel : collections and creations

    London : Thames & Hudson, 2007. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 207, illustrated.

  • # 42691

    LLOYD, Susan

    The Queen’s Club : celebrating one hundred years 1912-2012

    Sydney, NSW : Queen’s Club, 2012. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (illustrated by Cressida Campbell), pp. 271, illustrated. Explores the life and history of the Queen’s Club, a distinguished Sydney women’s club.

  • # 43440

    A Meiji-era album of original kimono designs.

    Japan (probably Kyoto) : circa 1900. Silk-bound folding album measuring 485 x 335 x 60 mm, containing 68 original watercolours on card of exquisite kimono designs; numbering in Japanese; housed in a modern Japanese box, plain manuscript label to spine Hinagata (=Designs). A stunning collection of original kimono designs in vivid colour and with fine …

  • # 43572

    DUNCAN, W[illiam]. A[ugustine]., Esq. (1811 - 1885)

    Lecture on national education delivered in the School of Arts, Brisbane, on Thursday, the 20th June, 1850.

    Brisbane : James Swan, 1850. Octavo, stab-sewn self-wrappers, pp. [24], uncut and unopened, a fine copy. The first book or pamphlet printed in Brisbane, written by the founding president of the School of Arts. At the time of printing, Brisbane had a European population of about 2000 persons. Rare. Ferguson 5340

  • # 43548


    Dunlop Perdriau dependable garden hose

    Hawthorn, Vic. : D. & J. Evans Pty. Ltd., [1947]. Single sheet, 140 x 270 mm, folding to 140 x 90 mm, printed in colour on both sides, illustrated; in very good condition. Trade brochure for Dunlop Perdriau hoses produced by agents D. & J. Evans, ironmongers and timber merchants, Camberwell Road, Hawthorn.

  • # 43734

    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 and creases), pp. 304, lavishly illustrated, a very good copy. Never before have so many incredible diamonds, emeralds and other precious stones been seen …

  • # 43596


    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 …

  • # 40580


    Wallpaper sample book, 1931

    [Melbourne?] : Brooks, Robinson & Co., 1931. Oblong large folio (250 x 500 mm), maker’s canvas-covered boards (heavily rubbed and stained) with hand-coloured decorative title to front ‘Brooks Robinson & Co. Ltd. / Wall Papers / 1931′, original rivet binding with leather carry strap, containing over [200] samples of wallpaper friezes and drops in a …

  • # 42496

    HOGAN, Lou Rand; COSTAIN, David (illustrator)

    The Gay Cookbook (first edition)

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

  • # 43095

    GOLD, Frances Joslin

    [HOWARD ARKLEY] The instant decorator

    New York : Clarkson N. Potter, 1976. First edition. Oblong folio, spiral bound, cloth covered boards (short splits and cracking along spine, the laminate flaking), pp. xiii; 104; colour plates, glassine stencilled designs of interiors, internally clean, protected in a modern mylar jacket. A good copy of this classic guide to 1970s interior design. Gold’s …

  • # 42614

    MacNEIL, N. H.

    The history of Wesley College 1920 – 40 (deluxe edition)

    Melbourne : McCarron, Bird & Co., 1941. Octavo, gilt-lettered full purple Morocco (spine sunned with wear to head and foot), purple and gold marbled endpapers, pp. [viii]; 136, errata slip, limitation statement signed by the Headmaster MacNeil stating the edition is limited to 300 copies, illustrated. Scarce. Limited edition history of the private school in …

  • # 42613

    MacNEIL, N. H.

    The history of Wesley College 1920 – 40 (Bruce Gregory’s copy)

    Melbourne : McCarron, Bird & Co., 1941. Octavo, gilt-lettered purple cloth (loss to head of spine), pp. [viii]; 136, signed by Bruce Gregory (former Headmaster of the Junior School) on the endpaper. History of the private school in Melbourne founded in 1865.

  • # 42612

    MEYER, Felix (editor)

    Adamson of Wesley; the story of a great Headmaster (Bruce Gregory’s copy)

    Melbourne : Robertson and Mullens, 1932. Octavo, lettered cloth (a little flecked), pp. 218, plates (one is loose), signed by Bruce Gregory (former Headmaster of the Junior School) on the endpaper. Biography of the longest serving Headmaster at Wesley College, Melbourne.  

  • # 42606

    BLAINEY, Geoffrey; MORRISSEY, James and HULME, S. E. K.

    Wesley College : the first hundred years (Bruce Gregory’s copy)

    Melbourne : Wesley College in association with Robertson and Mullens, 1967. Octavo, boards in illustrated dustacket (edge wear), illustrated endpapers, pp. 240, illustrated. Presentation label on the half-title to Bruce Gregory (former Headmaster of the Junior School) to the half-title, signed by Gregory on the same page. Loosely enclosed, the original publication of The Lion …