With the best way of making all sorts of varnish for Japan, wood, prints, plate or pictures. The method of guilding, burnishing and lackering, with the art of guilding, seperating, and refining metals, and the most curious way of painting on glass, or otherwise. Also rules for counterfeiting tortoise-shell, and marble, and for staining or …
Single sheet, 195 x 270 mm, folding to 195 x 135 mm, thin European paper with watermark ‘Auwick… Bond’, printed on 2 sides; the first side gives the address of the establishment, Kasen, 7 Lin Tsing Road, Corner of Kiaochow Road, Tsingtao; the second side contains a price list for beverages and meals, as well …
LAUDER, Estée (1906-2004)
New York : Random House, 1985. First edition. Small quarto, publisher’s red cloth boards in illustrated dust jacket, a presentation copy inscribed by the author on the first blank: ‘To Anne, With all good wishes to you – Fondest thoughts, Estée Lauder’; pp 223, , photographically illustrated; a fine inscribed copy.
MICK SIMMONS LTD.
Haymarket, N.S.W. : Mick Simmons Ltd., [July 1938]. Single sheet, 173 x 525 mm, folding to 173 x 105 mm,  pp (including front cover) describing and illustrating boxing, track and field, and gymnasium equipment; date at foot of last panel, ‘7 – 38’; a good copy. Appears unrecorded in Australian collections.
EGGLESTON, E.H.; DARGE, Algernon
Melbourne : Algernon Darge, . First edition. Octavo, original pictorial green wrappers (mild creasing, original owner’s inscription on lower wrapper), pp 138, ; illustrated with photographic plates and line drawings; small ink stain to top corner of all leaves, occasional light handling marks and spotting; a fair copy. Guide to domesticating squabs for use as …
JAMES ALSTON & SONS.
Alstons’ patent steel windmills, patent steel-framed galvanized stock troughs, pumps, valves and fittings.
South Melbourne : James Alston, [1928?]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 128 pp, illustrated throughout, a fine copy. Approximate dating suggested by reference to a ‘1927 model’. A superbly produced and illustrated agricultural trade catalogue – a goldmine for research into life on the land in Australia in the interwar years. Copies of this edition …
ARARAT & DISTRICT POULTRY & KENNEL CLUB
Ararat and District Poultry and Kennel Club. Schedule of Prizes for the Third Annual Exhibition of Poutry, Dogs, Pigeons, Canaries, &c. To be held in the Town Hall, Barkly Street, Ararat … 3rd and 4th July, 1912.
Ararat, Vic. : Printed at the “Advertiser” Office, 1912. Octavo pamphlet, original printed pink wrappers (sunned along spine), stapled, pp 16, , advertisements to inner wrapper and lower wrapper; light foxing to a few leaves, but a very good copy. Appears unrecorded.
DAVEY INSTITUTE OF TREE SURGERY
Kent, Ohio : The Davey Tree Expert Co., Inc, 1929. Narrow octavo, original pictorial wrappers, pp 13, , b/w photographic illustrations; a fine copy. Scarce American pamphlet on arboreal science. No copy located in OCLC.
Garden guide : Catalogue of rhododenrons, camellias, azaleas, trees, shrubs grown by Williams’ Nurseries, Perrins Creek Road, Kallista.
Kallista, Vic. : Williams’ Nurseries, 1951. Tall octavo, original illustrated card covers (foxed, central vertical crease), 28 pp, photographic illustrations; original owner’s annotations, some foxing at bottom margin of several leaves; Two copies are recorded in Australian collections (State Library of Victoria; State Library of New South Wales).
C.A. NOBELIUS & SONS PTY. LTD.
Emerald, Vic. : C.A. Nobelius & Sons Pty. Ltd., Gembrook Nurseries, 1940. Tall octavo, original printed pale green wrappers (a little sunned), staple bound, pp 38, , illustrated with 1 photographic plate; a very good copy. The 1940 edition of the C.A. Nobelius catalogue is unrecorded in Australian collections.
FOOTSCRAY AND BRAYBROOK PUBLICITY COMMITTEE
Footscray [Vic.] : Mail Publishers, 1947. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 64 pp, illustrated throughout (some illustartions in colour), double-page colour map of the City of Footscray and Shire of Braybrook; a fine copy. Provides an excellent overview of the many and varied industries thriving in Footscray, in Melbourne’s inner west, in the …
JOHN ZEVENBOOM & CO.
Melbourne : John Zevenboom & Co., [between 1920 and 1929]. Small quarto, original pictorial cloth boards (heavily darkened and stained), pp [vi], 63, , with interleaved lined paper for commercial notes by retailers; illustrated throughout; first leaf with loss to bottom corner and short edge tears, occasional handling marks at the margins, a few pages …
VICTORIAN FURNITURE INDUSTRIES CONFEDERATION
[MELBOURNE] The 1957 Ideal Home Show : what you will see here! Presented by the Victorian Furniture Industries Confederation.
Fitzroy, Vic. : The Perfection Press Pty. Ltd., . Single sheet, 255 x 440 mm, folding to 255 x 150 mm,  pp (the last blank), floor plan, list of exhibitors, exhibition highlights etc.; a fine copy. ‘The very latest styles in furniture and furnishings, small home designs, lighting, household appliances, colour schemes and furniture …
[MANUSCRIPT] A Journal or Narrative of the Proceedings betweene the Commissioners appointed by His Majestie, and the Commissioners Deputed by the States Generall, pursuant to the Treaty of Peace made at Westminster 9/19 Ffebruary 1673/4 Concerning a Treaty Marine to be observed throughout all the World. And also an Article particularly relateing to the English and Dutch East India Companyes Concluded in the yeare 1674.
[London, 1674-75]. Folio, old mottled calf gilt, spine with raised bands, gilt ornament, red leather title labels lettered in gilt, all edges gilt; manuscript written in English, Latin, Dutch and French in several contemporary secretarial hands; ff 269; clean and fresh throughout. An important contemporary manuscript record of the Mixed Commission established to draw up a Treaty Marine and …
MALINOVSKII, Aleksei Fedorovich, 1762-1840; VALUEV, Petr Stepanovich (editor)
v Moskve obrietaiushchagosia. Chast’ pervaya. [=Historical account of the Old Russian Museum, known as the Masterskaia Workshop and Armoury Palaces, in Moscow. Part one.] [Moskva]: Gosudarstvennaia Oruzheinaia palata [The State Armoury of the Kremlin], 1807. Elephant folio, 485 x 335 x 30 mm, original quarter leather over continental European papered boards (very good, with minor …
Gelatin silver print, 146 x 200 mm, laid down on its original board mount, lower margin of mount with printed label of ‘Austral Studios, Hamilton and Casterton’; the photograph is in very good condition; the mount has some mild scattered foxing, and there is a strip of paper loss along the bottom edge. Willaura is a …