THE UNION MANUFACTURING & AGENCY COMPANY
General Catalogue. The Union Manufacturing & Agency Company, 299 Elizabeth Street near G.P.O., Melbourne.
Melbourne : Alpha Printing Co., 71-73 Hardware St., [c.1930]. Octavo (185 x 125 mm), colour pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with original owner’s name, chipped at fore-edge, corners bent; spine ends with short paper splits); pp 160; line-drawn illustrations throughout; ownership inscription in pencil to first page, corners dog-eared, but contents clean; order form loosely inserted. …
[Japan] : M. Takamatsu, [c.1910]. Quarto, 250 x 190 mm, bound in Japanese folding accordion style, in the original wooden boards (textile coverings perished), wet stamp of the merchant ‘M. Takamatsu’ to front and rear pastedowns, comprising  leaves of thick card with 152 sepia printing-out paper photographs of Chinese export furniture, probably destined for …
LEAKE, Robert Rowland (1811-1860)
[TASMANIA; SOUTH AUSTRALIA] Manuscript letter from grazier Robert Leake to his brother, Edward Leake of Lewisham near Campbell Town, Van Diemen’s Land. Adelaide, October 1838.
Entire letter. Folding letter sheet, 315 x 200 mm, manuscript in ink on laid paper watermarked ‘J. Green & Co. 1836’, cross-written on  pages; headed ‘Adelaide S.A. / October 31st 1838’ and signed ‘Your affectionate brother Robt. Leake’, the letter is addressed on the outer side to ‘Edward Leake Esq. / Lewisham / near …
[VAN DIEMEN'S LAND. COLLECTOR OF INTERNAL REVENUE]
[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 …
GREAT BRITAIN. COMMISSIONERS FOR EMIGRATION.
The Commissioners for Emigration have collected the following information for the use of Persons desirous of emigrating to New South Wales and Van Dieman’s [sic] Land. [Drop title]. [London] : Colonial Office, 1831. Foolscap folio (335 x 200 mm), contemporary half red morocco over marbled boards ruled in gilt (worn at corners and with a …
ELLIS, William H.; SHALVEY, James; GORDON, James (1779-1842)
[TASMANIA; POLICE; CONVICTS] Manuscript letter from William H. Ellis, Hobart Town, to the Chief Magistrate of Police of Van Diemen’s Land, seeking reimbursement for providing a member of the convict Field Police with clothing. April 1831.
Foolscap folio, 335 x 210 mm, manuscript in ink on laid paper watermarked ‘Gilling & Alford 1828’; 1 page autograph letter signed by William H. Ellis, headed Hobart Town, 11 August 1831, addressed to James Gordon Esq., Chief Police Magistrate: ‘I most respectfully request you will be pleased to stop from Constable Shalvey’s Salary the …
[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 …
WEBB'S HOTEL (JOHN WEBB)
A Hobart Town “bar tab” : for pastoralist and politician James McLanachan, drinker and guest at Webb’s Hotel, Murray Street, August – September, 1868.
Lithographed letterhead for Webb’s Hotel, Murray Street, Hobart Town (John Webb, proprietor), 410 x 170 mm; simply dated ‘September 1868’, the manuscript entries are a running account for James McLanachan, Esq. (landowner at Tunbridge, north of Oatlands, and member of the House of Assembly), for alcoholic beverages consumed at the hotel between 10 August and …
BEATTIE, John Watt (1859-1930)
Circa 1910. Gelatin silver print photograph, printed as a postcard, 87 x 138 mm, verso with imprint of ‘Beattie Studios Hobart’; the print is in fine condition, verso with some residual paper from an old album.
[GREAT BRITAIN. PARLIAMENT]
[TARIFFS] An Act to continue, until the First Day of January , an Act … relating to imposing and levying Duties in New South Wales ; to authorise the imposing and levying other Duties on Goods imported into the said Colony ; and to suspend, for Ten Years, the Payment of Duty on the Importation of certain Goods of Produce of New South Wales. 30th July 1822.
[Drop-head title with coat of arms at head of text]. London : Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1822. Foolscap folio, 305 x 190 mm, disbound, pp 913-918, [2 blank]; a fine copy. ‘For the purpose of tariff fixing, the colony of New South Wales made up all of the modern “Australia” until 1825. …
Handbook on poker work, chip carving, pewter modelling, Sir-Ver embossing … and … marquetry staining
London : Condrup Ltd., circa 1920. Octavo, lettered wrappers (foxed), pp. 24, illustrated. Illustrated catalogue with equipment for the lost art of poker working, carving and modelling etc., including poker working machines and sundries, portfolios of designs, chip carving tools, knives, and accessories, and equipment for ‘sir-ver’ embossing, or the art of embossing on silk …
Reed-tex handwork : an illustrated handbook of instructions in the use of this popular weaving medium.
Melbourne : F.W. Cheshire Pty. Ltd., [c.1950]. Octavo, printed wrappers, staple bound, 34 pp, illustrated with photographic plates; a good copy. Copies of a Sydney imprint are held in the NLA and SLNSW; the Melbourne imprint appears unrecorded in Australian collections.
EASTHAUGH & FORSTER PTY. LTD.
Melbourne : Easthaugh & Forster Pty. Ltd., 132 Franklin St., 425 Mt. Alexander Rd. Ascot Vale, [c.1940]. Duodecimo (130 x 90 mm), printed yellow wrappers; a notebook which contains  leaves; unused; in good condition.
[Ancient Order of Foresters Friendly Society]
[Melbourne : Ancient Order of Foresters, United Melbourne District, circa 1880]. Single sheet, folded into 4 pp, octavo, letterpress, printed on one side only, illustrated with the Society’s crest, ‘Dear Sir and Brother, You are hereby informed that by the Cash Book you are in arrear to the Court of £ :, and unless the same, …
Melbourne : Australian Petroleum Company Pty. Ltd., and Island Exploration Company Pty. Ltd., 1940. Large octavo (228 x 153 mm), original printed wrappers (lightly foxed), staple bound, 31 pp, b/w photographic illustrations throughout; internally clean and sound.
J.H. ABBOTT & CO.
Bendigo : Bolton Bros, [1900-1910]. Quarto, printed on black ink on red paper, upper wrapper with various calligraphic typefaces, lower wrapper illustrated, staple bound,  pp, descriptions and prices of all types of footwear, includes illustrations of ladies’ shoes and boots; fine.