Trade & Industry

  • # 29823


    Printed on Stone : the lithographs of Charles Troedel.

    Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2020. Quarto, laminated boards, pp. 256, illustrated with more than 70 colour prints from the Troedel archive, plus full reproduction of all 24 plates of The Melbourne Album (lithographic views of Melbourne from 1863–1864) plus select images from the New South Wales Album (1878). New copy. This book is the first to …

  • # 29664

    Western Australia. Dept. of Lands and Surveys.

    Western Australia for the settler : land for stock cereals, dairying, fruit, potatoes etc.

    / issued under direction of M.F. Troy, Minister for Lands. Perth [W.A.] : Fred. Wm. Simpson, Government Printer, 1928. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper foxed around the edges), 94 pp, 2 folding maps (1 colour), half-tone photographic illustrations; contents clean and sound. Copies of this edition are recorded in four Australian collections (NLA; SLNSW; SLV; SLWA).

  • # 29663

    COGLAN, Denis

    [POEM] Sad blasting accident at Brunswick, Victoria, by which Joe Trafford lost his sight at the age of twenty-three.

    [Melbourne] : s.n., [1908]. Single sheet, 205 x 140 mm, old folds, recto (clean and acceptable) with printed poem ‘composed by Denis Coglan‘; verso blank (lightly stained). A poem penned in tribute to the courage a young man of Brunswick, Melbourne, tragically maimed in an industrial accident in 1908. Copies are recorded in two Australian collections (NLA; …

  • # 29654


    The new His Master’s Voice electrical recordings : Australian edition. June, 1929.

    Cover: “Goldberg’s,” 85 Glenferrie Road, Glenferrie. “His Master’s Voice” Specialists. [Sydney : Gramophone Company Ltd. (His Master’s Voice), 1929]. Small octavo, original pictorial wrappers, stapled, 34 pp, a fine copy. Scarce. A single copy traced in Australian collections (SLV).

  • # 28998


    [GOLD RUSH] Circular announcing the opening of commission agencies in Sydney and Melbourne by the Boston firm of Newell, Hooper & Stevens. January, 1853.

    Quarto-size letter sheet (250 x 200 mm), bifolium, lithograph printed on the first side only; headed ‘Boston, January 19, 1853’, the circular announces that Newell, Hooper & Stevens have formed a co-partnership ‘for the transaction of Commission Business, at SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, and respectfully tender their services to their friends, with the assurance that …

  • # 28582


    [HORTICULTURE] W. H. Higgins Propietary Limited. Solomon’s Buildings, Geelong. Catalogue of bulbs. 1921.

    Cover: Bulb specialties. Daffodils, Anemones, Ranunculi, Iris, Freesias, Narcissi &c. Only flowering and acclimatised bulbs supplied. Geelong : Henwood & Dancey, printers, [1921]. Tall octavo (255 x 165 mm), original printed grey wrappers, stapled, 24 pp, with descriptions and prices; a fine copy; loosely inserted are two order forms (one with selections in pencil) and …

  • # 28644


    [MELBOURNE; VAUDEVILLE] Harry Rickards Programme. Part 1. For week commencing Saturday 27th May, 1905.

    Cover: Rickards New Opera House, Melbourne. Open to the public, Saturday, 18th May, 1901. Melbourne : Printed by McCarron, Bird & Co. for the Publishers, Metropolitan Publishing Co. Prop. Ltd., 317 Collins Street, [1905]. Narrow quarto (270 x 105 mm), original pink wrappers printed in blue (detached and with horizontal fold), [8] pp, illustrated with …

  • # 29374

    SMITH, Alex

    Home carpentry

    “No. 2 – By Alex Smith, F.B.I.C.C. August 1, 1933.” Caulfield, Vic. : Edgar H. Baillie, for United Press, 1933. Quarto, original pictorial wrappers (detached, short tears along spine, lower wrapper with tear at bottom corner), 52 pp, illustrated, internally clean and sound.

  • # 29371


    Perfection oil cook stoves and ovens.

    [Cover title]. Melbourne : G.W. Green & Sons, Printers [for Vacuum Oil Co. Pty. Ltd.], [circa 1927]. Octavo (185 mm), publisher’s pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 16 pp, colour and monochrome illustrations; a fine copy. Scarce, beautifully illustrated trade catalogue.. Trove locate only two copies (NLA; Deakin University Library)

  • # 29354


    The Victoria Insurance Company : fire insurance policy, Hawthorn, Melbourne, 1899

    [Melbourne] : The Victoria Insurance Company, 1899. Large folio sheet watermarked ‘Original Malling Mill Kent’, 490 x 350 mm, illustrated lithographed letterhead, embossed stamp of the Company at lower right; with manuscript entries recording the £750 fire insurance policy no. 188250 covering the residence of Mr. Alfred Stillwell (proprietor of the printing firm Stillwell & …

  • # 29129

    FOY, Joseph Michael (1847-1923)

    Cornwallis Saw Mills, Manukau Harbour, NZ

    [Title from printed caption on mount]. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 101 mm (mount), imprinted beneath image J. M. Foy, Photo.] Cornwallis Saw Mills, Manukau Harbour, NZ. [Onehunga; verso blank; a pale print with a few tiny ink spots; the mount has some light toning but is otherwise clean and stable. …

  • # 29204

    SELLMAN, Julius

    [NEW ZEALAND] Nya Zeeland : arbetarnes paradis : en studie.

    [=New Zealand : the workers’ paradise : a study]. Stockholm : Nordiska Bokhandeln, 1908. Octavo, publisher’s pictorial wrappers (edges sunned, upper wrapper with corner and edge tears), 97 pp (clean and unopened), 1 colour map. Text in Swedish. An analysis of New Zealand’s economy from the 1870s up until the publication date. Three copies recorded …

  • # 29075

    KEMP, Charles & John FAIRFAX (printers & publishers)

    The Shipping Gazette, and Sydney General Trade List. Volume I, Number 1, March 23 1844 to Volume II, Number 93, December 27 1845. (Complete run of the first two years’ issues)

    Sydney, New South Wales : Published at “The Sydney Morning Herald” Office, No. 586, Lower George Street. Printed by Kemp and Fairfax, Lower George Street, 1844-45. Two volumes, folio (315 x 205 mm), uniform contemporary half calf over marbled papered boards (heavily rubbed, corners worn), spines with contrasting leather title labels stamped in gilt (1845 …

  • # 28563

    COWPER, Charles, Sir (1807-1875)

    An early item of official of correspondence from the Sydney Railway Company, rejecting an application for the position of Engineer. 3 January, 1851.

    Manuscript in ink on wove paper, on the lithographed letterhead of the Railway Office, Sydney, dated 3 January 1851. Quarto bifolium (225 x 185 mm), [4] pp, written on the first side only; a holograph note by Charles Cowper, Director of the Sydney Railway Company, to Mr. H. Biddulph, c/- Post Office, Wollongong, advising him …

  • # 28643


    [AUTOMOBILES] Motor Monthly News. Vol. 2, no. 6. October, 1928

    Melbourne : Motor Publications Pty. Ltd., 1928. Quarto (245 x 180 mm), pictorial wrappers with customized advertisement for Wimmera Motor Garage (Horsham) on front, with original owner’s name Keith Garup Goods at top edge (wrappers with light creasing and stains, small loss at bottom corners of upper wrapper and most leaves), staples rusted, pp 34, …

  • # 28848


    Welcome to Alyangula

    [Cairns, QLD] : produced by Public Affairs Department, GEMCO, 1981. First edition. Quarto (280 x 220 mm), pictorial wrappers (lightly foxed), staple bound; 28 pp, with b/w photographic illustrations, double-page street plan of Alyangula; a good copy. Scarce guide to the mining township of Alyangula on Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria, produced by …