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  • # 22301

    STEWART, John Watson

    [FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. Watson’s or the Gentleman’s and Citizen’s Almanack, (as compiled by the late John Watson Stewart,) for the Year of our Lord 1830 …

    Dublin : Stewart and Hopes, [1830]. Octavo, finely bound in full straight-grained morocco, gilt-decorated on upper and lower boards with the Royal Coat of Arms within an elaborate decorative border, spine in compartments with gilt-tooling (a little sunned), all edges gilt, gilt dentelles, the fore edge with a painting of the Bank of Ireland, Dublin, …

  • # 22313

    MAIR, John

    Book-keeping methodiz’d : or, a methodical treatise of merchant-accompts, according to the Italian form.

    Wherein, the theory of the art is fully explained, and reduced to practice, by variety of suitable examples in all the branches of trade. To which is added, a large appendix, containing, I. Descriptions and Specimens of the Subsidiary Books used by Merchants. II. Monies and Exchanges, the Nature of Bills of Exchange. III. Precedents …

  • # 22039

    JONES, Luke

    Australian Toys

    Melbourne : Melbourne : Books, 2019. Quarto, laminated pictorial boards, pp. 358, illustrated. ‘Australian Toys is an illustrated history of Australian manufactured toys from 1900-1965, drawing on the author’s authoritative collection. The book documents the production of each toy with beautiful colour photographs accompanied by relevant text about the toy and manufacturer.’

  • # 22439

    SMITH, Alex. (Alexander)

    The Australian home craftsman.

    Melbourne : United Press, 1929. Series: Australian home beautiful handbooks ; no. 2. Quarto (285 x 210 mm), pictorial wrappers (detached and heavily foxed), pp 160, profusely illustrated with black and white photographic plates and line drawings; fore-edges of a few leaves a little tattered, occasional marks, but generally clean throughout. An Australian do-it-yourself manual …

  • # 22447


    Presenting the new Morgan’s Radiant stainless steel sinks.

    Melbourne : L.J. Morgan, [c.1955]. Folding leaflet, sheet size 280 x 160 mm, folding to 140 x 80 mm, [8] panels with colour illustrations and technical information, rear panel with company details; very good condition. Appears unrecorded.

  • # 22445


    McIlwraith : Buying Guide. October 1960.

    Melbourne : John McIlwraith Industries, 1960. Small quarto (240 x 185 mm), original cloth backed pictorial stiff wrappers (mild corner creasing), pp xii, 116, illustrations throughout (some colour); a very good copy. Melbourne trade catalogue with prices for homebuilding supplies and domestic appliances. McIlwraith had retail outlets In Little Collins Street, Preston, Caulfield, Geelong and …

  • # 22443

    MITRE 10

    Digest of home improvements and hardware : Mitre 10.

    Cover: Mitre 10, the Hardware Men – Australia’s Largest Building and Plumbing Suppliers. [Melbourne] : Mitre 10, [1962]. Small oblong quarto (173 x 235 mm), pictorial stiff wrappers (some silverfishing at edges and around spine), staple bound, 96 pp, photographic and line illustrations, advertisements; all products have prices printed beside them; internally clean and sound; …

  • # 22242

    W.F. VALE & CO.

    [MELBOURNE] Saturday, April 4, 1914 … By Order of the Trustees, to wind up the Estate. Glen Huntly : Glen Huntly, Booran and Neerim Roads, Roseberry and Manchester Groves, and Latrobe Street. 17 Business and Residential Sites.

    Right on the Electric Tram Line, 5 minutes from Glen Huntly Station, and 10 minutes from Caulfield Station, occupying excellent postions in this Progressive Suburb. All Main Streets with Gas, Water and Electric Light Mains laid on. Melbourne : W.F. Vale & Co. [auctioneers], 285 Collins Street, [1914]. Chromolithographed real estate auction poster, 495 x …

  • # 22442

    BRINDLEY, B.H. (editor)

    Practical household decorating : a complete guide to interior decorating.

    Melbourne : Colorgravure Publications, [between 1950 and 1960]. Small quarto (235 x 180 mm), pictorial wrappers (mild corner creasing), staple bound, 74 pp, photographic and line illustrations throughout, advertisements; a good copy. Copies are recorded in four Australian collections (Monash University Library; State Library of South Australia; National Library of Australia; Caroline Simpson Library & …

  • # 22128


    Furniture and furnishings

    Melbourne : Paterson’s Pty. Ltd., circa 1930. Twenty-ninth edition. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers (some old tape repair), pp. 200, extensively illustrated with photographs of products, Reduced Prices  notice pasted on to title page. Extensively detailed catalogue of home furnishings from the Melbourne department store designed for ‘Mr. & Mrs. Everybody’. Includes lounge settings, seagrass furniture, dining …

  • # 22134

    HENDERSON, Alexander

    Early pioneer families of Victoria and Riverina. A genealogical and biographical record.

    Melbourne: McCarron, Bird & Co., 1936. Quarto, full red crushed morocco over bevelled boards, armorial design on front board, spine lettered in gilt, spine scuffed,  all edges gilt, marbled endpapers (bookplate to front free endpaper), 584 pp. extensively illustrated. A very good copy of a handsome book. Henderson’s hefty work on early pastoral families of …

  • # 21968

    Victoria and Riverina

    With which is incorporated Victoria 1930, Victoria and Riverina 1931 and Victoria and Riverina 1931 – 1932. A biographical record of some of the pioneer families of Victoria and the Riverina. Illustrated. Melbourne : McCarron, Bird & Co., 1933. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth (very slightly rubbed), marbled endpapers, pp. 454, illustrated throughout with numerous portraits of …

  • # 21002

    KUNZ, George Frederick and STEVENSON, Charles Hugh

    The book of the pearl

    The history, art, science, and industry of the Queen of gems. London : Macmillan, 1908. First edition. Quarto, decorated buckram (a little rubbed), top edge gilt, pp. xx; 548, 18 colour plates with tissue guards, 83 black and white plates, 5 maps (including the pearling regions in Oceania and Malaysia), a few occasional spots of …

  • # 21639


    Own your own home : 80 years of experience at your ready disposal /​ The Fourth Victorian Permanent Building Society.

    Melbourne : Fourth Victorian Permanent Building Society, [1947]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers (horizontal fold, lightly marked), pp 10, plus folding application form at rear (not filled in); original owner’s pencilled financial calculations inside lower wrapper, a clean copy. Copies are recorded in only two Australian collections (Monash University Library; State Library of Victoria).

  • # 21629

    HOLMES, Katie; MARTIN, Susan K.; MIRMOHAMADI, Kylie (eds.)

    Green pens : a collection of garden writing.

    Melbourne : Miegunyah Press, 2004. First edition. Large octavo, publisher’s pale green cloth over boards, in pictorial dust jacket, decorative endpapers, pp x, 276, monochrome illustrations (including photographic images) throughout; a fine copy.

  • # 21599


    [COCKTAILS] Fleischmann’s mixer’s manual

    New York : Fleischmann Distilling Corporation, [c.1960]. Duodecimo, pictorial wrappers, pp 20, colour illustrations; contains recipes for cocktails (whisky-, gin-, and rum- based) and party punches, and advertisements for Fleischmann’s own spirits products; a few toning spots to the first couple of pages, but a good copy.