Trade & Industry

  • # 43092


    [CALCULATING DEVICE]. Cercle calculateur mobile.

    … par V. Michaut Delacroix de Châtillon (Côte d’Or). Paris : Lith. de Paul Dupont et Cie., 1840. Printed card, 275 mm in diameter, wooden handle 290 mm in length, mounted in the centre to rotate; one side calculates rates of interest for wages, calculated at 6% from one day to 360 days; the other …

  • # 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.

  • # 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 …

  • # 39210

    B. SMITH & SON

    Manuscript commercial letter addressed to John Fairfax & Sons, Sydney, New South Wales, from B. Smith & Son, London, 27 July 1863.

    Manuscript in ink, 2 pp., quarto, on blue laid paper watermarked ‘A. C. & S.’; duplicate commercial letter headed ‘7 Wine Office Court, Fleet Street, London, July 27th 1863’, addressed to the publishing firm of Messrs J. Fairfax & Sons, Sydney; written and signed by Henry Durrant on behalf of B. Smith & Son, ink …

  • # 43172

    CHENEY, Michael Sheldon.

    Big Oilman from Arabia

    London :Heinemann, 1958. First edition, first impression. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (spine a little dulled, slightly canted, lightly rubbed), maps to endpapers, pp. 320, black and white photographic plates, pale foxing to edges, a very good copy. The author recollects seven years spent with oil and construction firms in Saudi Arabia during a period of rapid …

  • # 38392

    PALMER, Aaron Haight (1779-1863)

    Letter to the Hon. John M. Clayton, Secretary of State, enclosing a paper, geographical, political, and commercial, on the independent oriental nations;

    and submitting a plan for opening, extending, and protecting American commerce in the East, &c. Respectfully submitted to the President and Cabinet, by Aaron Haight Palmer, Counsellor of the Supreme Court of the U.S. Published by direction of the Department of State in the National Intelligence of the 6th September, 1849. Revised, and now published with …

  • # 42611

    "The Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition"

    The house New Zealand built in England

    London : The Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition, 1950. Oblong quarto, full crushed red morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, the panels ruled and lettered in gilt, spine in compartments with raised bands, ruled in gilt, all edges gilt, endpapers creased, introductory text, 35 original photographs mounted on cards with printed captions opposite. Ex-library the …

  • # 43105

    SCOTT, Charles P. (1878-1928)

    Bagot and Marsh camel train at Oodnadatta Railway Station, South Australia, 1903-04.

    Gelatin silver print photograph, 90 x 135 mm, printed on postcard stock; image blind-stamped lower left ‘Chas. P. Scott / Unley, S.A.’ and wet-stamped upper right ‘Oodnadatta’; verso without message or inscription; in excellent condition. This commercial postcard was produced by photographer Charles P. Scott between 1905 and 1908, the year he relocated his business …

  • # 42576

    Hamilton Pastoral & Agricultural Society

    Hamilton Pastoral & Agricultural Society Annual Show. Show Grounds, Hamilton, Wednesday & Thursday, Sept. 18 & 19, 1907.

    Lithographed poster, 90 x 57cms, old folds, tear with marginal loss, tear along central fold, light stain, overall a good copy of a rare agricultural show poster, with detailed lists of the prizes.

  • # 34720


    [TASMANIA; WINE] Licence issued to Messrs. Henty & Company, Launceston, in pursuance of An Act for the Licensing of Wholesale Dealers in Wine and Sprituous Liquors. January 1842.

    [Hobart Town : s.n.], 1842. Foolscap folio, 330 x 200 mm, letterpress printed recto only on laid paper with Britannia watermark; the manuscript entries record the successful application by Messrs. Henty & Co., Launceston, for a licence ‘to be a Dealer, under the said Act, In Wine and in Brandy, Rum, Gin, Whiskey, Cordials, and …

  • # 34709


    [TASMANIA; ALCOHOL] Licence to keep an Inn or a Public House, circa 1836.

    [Hobart Town : s.n., circa 1836]. Foolscap folio, 315 x 200 mm, letterpress printed recto only on laid paper with watermark ‘W. Warren 1836’; a colonial Government licence ‘to keep an Inn or a Public House … and to sell and retail therein Ale, Beer, and other Malt Liquors, and Wines, Cider, Ginger Beer, Spruce …

  • # 42699

    [THOMSON, John (1837-1921) (photographer) and Adolphe Smith HEADINGLEY (1846-1924)]

    Street Incidents : a series of twenty-one permanent photographs, with descriptive letter-press.

    London : Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1881. Quarto (285 x 220 mm), publisher’s pictorial red cloth stamped in gilt and black (boards with light staining and flecking, spine sunned and flecked, text block a little sprung), original patterned endpapers, pp [2], [1]-100, with 21 original woodburytypes from Thomson’s original dry-plate negatives, each with …

  • # 42781

    LETTS, SON & CO.

    [NEW ZEALAND] Letts’s Australasian pocket diary, with an almanac for 1885.

    Being the forty-eighth year of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria (Accession June 20, 1837). London : Letts, Son & Co. Limited, [1884]. “Pocket series, no. 25”. Narrow octavo (180 x 90 mm), original green pebbled cloth with wallet-style flap, publisher’s gilt-stamped crest to front; title page with original owner’s name D. S. McKelne, Perth …

  • # 42527

    A. J. WILTSHIRE & Co.

    Winners in Writing Improvement Competition, 1908

    Melbourne : A. J. Wiltshire & Co., [1908]. Broadside, printed recto and verso, 290 x 115 mm, central crease. List of prize winners for an annual handwriting competition sponsored by A. J. Wiltshire and Co., ink manufacturers from Richmond, Melbourne. Highly ephemeral.

  • # 42273

    WILSON, Sir Samuel

    Salmon at the Antipodes : being an account of the successful introduction of salmon and trout into Australian waters

    London : Edward Stanford, 1879. First edition. Octavo, finely bound in half crushed morocco over marbled papered boards, spine in compartments with gilt-lettering and angling related devices, edges rubbed, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers with collector’s leather heraldic label to front pastedown (unidentified), photographic frontispiece, pp. viii; folding map; 252, a fine copy. Ferguson 18663.