Jarves, James Jackson (editor)
The Polynesian, 1844-45 : 21 issues of the weekly Honolulu newspaper, official organ of the Hawaiian Government.
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands : J. J. Jarves, 1844-45. Twenty-one individual issues, folio newspaper (460 x 300 mm), bifolium format; disbound; text in English and Hawaiian; most issues with some water staining (not affecting legibility of the print), otherwise well preserved; accompanied by the near-contemporary marbled papered board covers (now detached, chipped and heavily worn) …
Nuño de Villavicencio, Joseph Antonio
Manila : impresso con las Licencias necessarias, en el Convento de Nuestra Señora de Loreto del Pueblo de Sampaloc, 1737. (Colophon). Folio, later full crushed red morocco, upper board with Spanish royal arms in gilt at centre and ornamental gilt border, spine with raised bands, gilt lettering and ornament, gilt dentelles; printed on rice paper; elaborately …
Compañía del Gramófono.
[SPANISH HMV CATALOGUE] Catálogo general de discos marca “La Voz de su Amo” : Compañía del Gramófono : enero 1932.
Barcelona : Compañía del Gramófono, 1932. Octavo (183 x 133 mm), original pictorial card covers (mild edge wear, spine sunned), pp xviii, 136, , with several b/w photographic illustrations of phonograph equipment; indexes of composers and titles; a very good copy. Aside from containing an extensive catalogue of classical music, this publication is a fabulous …
MATSON NAVIGATION COMPANY
Sailings and fares. Australia via Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji. The short route to Australia, 19 days … Effective December 10, 1927.
San Francisco : Matson Navigation Company, 1927. Single sheet, 230 x 400 mm, printed on both sides, folding to 230 x 100 mm, illustration of a Matson liner in Pago Pago harbour; full schedule of sailings, with prices and passenger regulations; in very good condition.
FERRANTI LTD. (U.K.)
[Hollinwood, U.K.] : Ferranti Ltd., December 1947. Single folding sheet, 280 x 350 mm, printed on both sides, folding to 150 x 90 mm, with 43 models photographically illustrated; in good condition. Scarce early post-war Ferranti clock catalogue, dating to the period when the firm was pioneering computer development (the Ferranti Mark 1 was completed in …
L. B. PRADHAN & SONS (BENGAL)
[HORTICULTURE] Choicest Burmese & Indian orchids and world famous fancy leaved caladiums. Offered for sale by L. B. Pradhan & Sons, … The Citrus Nursery … Pakyong, Sikkim (Bengal)
Calcutta : Industry Press, [between 1945 and 1950?]. Duodecimo (155 x 90 mm), printed wrappers (sunned), 16 pp, with additional text on inner wrappers and lower wrapper; fine. Scarce trade catalogue for Pradhan & Sons, an enterprising Bengal nursery which even advertised its mail order business in Australian newspapers in the late 1940s.
MATSON NAVIGATION COMPANY
Matson-Oceanic Lines to Hawaii, South Seas, Australia. Money-saving fares. Travel economically. Popular second-class accommodations.
San Francisco : Matson Navigation Company, . Single sheet, 230 x 400 mm, printed on both sides, folding to 230 x 100 mm, photographic illustrations of second-class interiors and of the liner Ventura; schedule of fares and description of on-board amenities; in very good condition.
LETTS, SON & CO.
being the forty-fifth year of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria. London : Letts, Son & Co. Limited, . Duodecimo (98 x 76 mm), original limp leather with wallet-style flap, all edges gilt, publisher’s order form bound in at front, pp 40, , ; first few leaves with mild toning, original owner’s occasional pencilled …
ROYAL INSTITUTION FOR THE BLIND (ADELAIDE)
Royal Institution for the Blind, … North Adelaide. Manufacturers of art wicker & seagrass furniture, perams, etc. Wholesale price list. January, 1918.
Adelaide : J. Evans, printer, 1918. Octavo, original printed maroon wrappers (upper wrapper with a couple of light marks and a nick to fore-edge), 6 pp, with clerical price revisions in red ink throughout, along with the note ‘Prices Revised – July 17th 1918’ on the first page; lists almost 400 different pieces of domestic …
VAL MORGAN & SONS
Melbourne : Val Morgan & Sons Pty. Ltd., . Twentieth edition. Octavo, publisher’s cloth backed pictorial papered boards (heavily rubbed), paste-downs with advertisements, 328 pp, colour maps throughout; contents clean and sound; the folding colour wall map (the “Supplementary Map”), which is so often missing from surviving examples, in present in the rear pocket (however, …
WILKINSON & CO. (ADELAIDE)
Adelaide : Wilkinson & Co., 1914. Octavo (210 x 140 mm), original pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with view of Wilkinson & Co.’s Grenfell Street headquarters), inner wrappers with advertisements for Viceroy tea and Arab coffee, pp 97, , with numerous photographic plates illustrating Wilkinson & Co.’s tea, coffee and general merchant business, advertisements; a good …
J. S. BAGSHAW & SONS, LIMITED (ADELAIDE); E.P DIGNAN (WILMINGTON, S.A.)
Front cover: A note of warning to farmers. Enquire within. Rear cover: “Keep me, I’ll be good”. [Adelaide] : [J. S. Bagshaw & Sons Limited], [c.1905]. Duodecimo, original pale grey wrappers printed in red, staple bound,  pp; a fine copy. John Stokes Bagshaw (1808-1888) was a manufacturer of agricultural machinery in South Australia, based in Adelaide. …
WERTHEIM & CO. (MELBOURNE)
[Drop title]. [Melbourne] : Wertheim & Co., . Duodecimo (149 x 114 mm), original wrappers (creased and marked), the upper wrapper with text only and the lower wrapper with photographic illustration of a girl dressed in a fairy costume captioned ‘This Costume, with Point lace and Art-work Embroidery, designed and worked by Australian Girls at …
HADLEY'S ORIENT HOTEL
[Hobart, Tas.] : “Tasmanian News” Typ., [between 1890 and 1900]. Octavo (205 x 130 mm),  pp, lithographic printing in blue on white paper, front with decorative typography and pictorial ornaments, centre pages with list of available wines and prices, including sherries, ports, Madeira, Champagnes, Burgundy, Sauternes, Clarets, Hock and 5 varieties of Victorian wines, …
STEVENSON BROS. LIMITED (ADELAIDE)
Stevenson Bros. Limited. The leading diamond merchants. Designers, importers, manufacturing jewellers, practical watchmakers & opticians … 20 Rundle Street, Adelaide
and Bradford House, Barbican, London. Noted for quality and good value. Adelaide : Vardon & Sons Ltd. (printers), [c.1925]. Large oblong octavo (180 x 245 mm), original pictorial wrappers (some silverfishing), staple bound, pp 58, , lithographic illustrations throughout, including several colour plates; pp 33-34 with loss at top corner, centre pages loosened from staples, …
JAMES HARDIE & COY. PTY. LTD.
Cover: “Fibrolite” Building Products are extensively used in the building of Homes approved and financed by the State Advances Corporation of Queensland. Brisbane : James Hardie & Coy. Pty. Ltd., 1938. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 32 pp, with line-drawn illustrations and plans throughout; bottom corners a little dog-eared but internally clean and …