Trade & Industry
[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 …
Fiji before Civilization … Dawn of Civilization … Advance of Civilization … Glorious Result of Civilization
[Crystal Palace, London : Machinery Department, c.1879]. Cotton handkerchief, 570 x 580 mm, lithograph printed in brown and red; old fold lines and some insignificant toning and spotting; a very well preserved example. These satirical cotton handkerchiefs lampooning the effects of the introduction of Western civilisation into a “primitive” society in the South Seas were printed in colour in the machinery …
BAIN & BURTT; [GIBBS, Alexander]
Entire letter, single sheet folding to form  sides, quarto, closely written manuscript in ink on 3 sides, headed ‘Auckland, New Zealand, 8th February 1853’, addressed to ‘Alexander Gibbs Esqr., New Bedford’; signed at the foot ‘Your faithful obedt. servants, Bain & Burtt’; outer side with address panel, endorsed ‘via New York’, with ‘LONDON / …
WILLIAMS, Samuel Wells (1812-1884)
A Chinese commercial guide, consisting of a collection of details and regulations respecting foreign trade with China, sailing directions, tables &c.
Canton : printed at the office of the Chinese Repository, 1856. Fourth edition, revised and enlarged. Octavo, half crushed morocco over marbled boards, spine gilt ruled in compartments with contrasting morocco title label lettered in gilt; speckled edges; pp viii; 376; text in English and Chinese, large folding map with hand colouring, Map of the Chinese …
Corrected at the different banks, offices, and institutions. Hong Kong : printed and published at the “Daily Press” Office, 1868. Octavo, full pressed calf with gilt decorated border (corners rubbed), spine lettered in gilt, advertisements to endpapers, pp [vi]; 272; ; 415; text in English and Chinese, occasional foxing; a very good copy. An extensive …
BRAGA, J[ose] M[aria] (Jack)
Macao : printed by N. T. Fernandes & Filhos, 1940. Octavo, modern marbled boards with gilt-lettered title label, original printed front wrapper bound in, pp [iv]; 56; age toning to the paper, but a very good copy. One of the rarest publications by Jack Braga, the noted historian of Portuguese colonial history in Asia. In …
Mildura : Elliott Provincial Newspaper Group, 1948. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, (a little worn), pp. 60, illustrated.
AUSTRALIAN CEMENT MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCIATION
Sydney : The Australian Cement Manufacturers’ Association, . Octavo, printed wrappers, staples rusted, 31 pp, illustrations throughout, folding plate at rear; a good copy.
SUNBEAM CORPORATION LIMITED
Sydney : Mason Duflex Pty. Ltd. [for Sunbeam Corporation Limited], June, 1961. Large octavo booklet, illustrated wrappers (a few stains), staple bound, 27 pp, illustrated; first few leaves with mild foxing, else good.
HACK, Peter J.
Sydney : Impact Press, 2016. Octavo, pictorial laminated card covers, 65 pp, illustrated with colour and b/w plates. This recent publication tells the story of the four great department stores established in the first few decades of the twentieth century on Nanjing Road in Shanghai. In particular, it explores their connection to Chinese Australian merchants and …
[FALWASSER, Henry, editor]
The Auckland Times. Tempora mutantur Nos Non mutamur in illis. Vol. 1 Tuesday November 8 1842 No. 17
Auckland : Printed (In a Mangle) and Published by Henry Falwasser, Sole Editor and Proprietor, 1842. Large folio sheet, 2 leaves (integral), printed recto only, in a variety of printing types on a washing mangle; subscriber’s (?) names ‘Mr. & Mrs Sim’ in brown ink beneath the masthead; tear to blank corner of initial leaf; …
Geelong : Oglethorpe Printer [for C. Jones], [c.1918]. Oblong duodecimo, original illustrated wrappers (creased and lightly marked),  pp; scattered foxing. This pamphlet, which appears unrecorded, was produced for C. Jones, proprietor of Sadonia stud, Marshall Street, Geelong. The latest internal date is 1917.
W.W. CAMPBELL & CO.
/ With the compliments of W.W. Campbell & Co. Ltd., Furnishing Warehousemen, 249 Clarence St., Sydney. Sydney : W.W. Campbell & Company Limited, [betwen 1925 and 1930]. Large quarto, original thick paper wrappers with colour pictorial onlay (upper wrapper with loss at top corner), 87 pp, chiefly illustrated; tiny amount of pale foxing, otherwise internally clean …
Parliament of Great Britain
By the Commissioners for managing and causing to be levied and collected HIs Majesty’s Customs and other Duties 23d November 1832. [Great Britain : Parliament, 1833]. Quarto, disbound from a volume of H.M. Customs General Orders for 1833, [pp 12], with ink annotations. Contains a list of foreign goods that can be shipped duty free and …
THE TIMES BOOK CLUB
Biographical and Historical Works, Essays, Fiction, etc. London : The Times Book Club, . Octavo pamphlet, staple bound, 16 pp; a very good copy.
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. November 1904. No. 20. Octavo, original printed wrappers, pp 2 (brief descriptions of 69 items), followed by 2 photographic plates (tissue guards intact) illustrating all items; a fine copy. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes artefacts from New Zealand …
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. January 1905. No. 22. Octavo, original printed wrappers, pp 2 (brief descriptions of 86 items), followed by 2 photographic plates (tissue guards intact) illustrating most items; a fine copy. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes 43 artefacts from British …
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. December 1905. No. 33. Octavo, original printed wrappers (detached and chipped), pp 2 (brief descriptions of 37 items), followed by 2 tipped-in silver gelatin photographs illustrating all items. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes 10 artefacts from British New …
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. September 1905. No. 30. Octavo, original printed wrappers (detached), pp 2 (brief descriptions of 37 items), followed by 2 tipped-in silver gelatin photographs, illustrating most items. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes 11 artefacts from the Gilbert Islands, among …
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. October 1905. No. 31. Octavo, original printed wrappers (edges a little chipped), pp 2 (brief descriptions of 36 items), followed by 2 tipped-in silver gelatin photographs, illustrating most items. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes 36 artefacts from India …
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. July, 1905. No. 28. Octavo, original printed wrappers (detached), pp 2 (brief descriptions of 30 items), followed by 2 tipped-in silver gelatin photographs, illustrating all items. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes 15 artefacts from the Naga hill tribes …
WATKINS, J. R.
Cover title : Spices from the Orient. New York : J. R. Watkins, 1927. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 64, illustrated. A guide to exotic spices from round the world.
HEALINGS PTY LTD.
[TRADE CATALOGUE] All aboard for Healing’s Swanston St. Store. 261 Swanston St., Melbourne. Special Price List.
Melbourne : Healings Pty. Ltd. . Quarto, illustrated wrappers (foxed, faint horizontal fold),  pp, illustrated. Trade catalogue for radio parts and small electrical products including irons, clocks and jugs.
[Cover title]. Zanzibar : Clove Growers’ Association, [c.1955]. Quarto, original pictorial card covers (lightly marked), inside front cover with wet stamp of the King George VI Memorial School, Bulawayo, S. Rhodesia, 20 pp, photographic illustrations throughout; internally very clean, a good copy. A scarce publication on the Zanzibar spice trade, which includes overviews of its history and of …
Are women taking men’s jobs? : a survey of women’s work in Victoria with special regard to equal status, equal pay, and equality of opportunity.
Melbourne : Hilton & Veitch, 1935. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers (sunned and chipped, lower wrapper and inside upper wrapper with original owner’s pencilled annotations), 187 pp, dog-eared, but internally clean and sound. A significant, early study of sex discrimination in employment in the State of Victoria.
Containing a sketch of the industrial and economic progress of the Australasian Colonies during the first century of their existence: and of the exhibition held in Melbourne, Victoria, to commemorate the close of that period: also records of the manner in which the work of the different sections of the exhibition was carried out, the …
Melbourne : s.n. [circa 1943]. Broadside, 340 x 550 mm (lacking lower quarter portion), on original recycled linen backing; illustrated, annotated with details of numerous individual lot prices; old fold lines, toning, small paper loss below title. Real estate broadside promoting the new Coburg Highlands Estate, about 13 km north of the Melbourne GPO. Land …
MUNTZ BROS., AND HEIGHWAY
Numurkah, Vic. : Leader Print (for Muntz Bros. and Heighway, Auctioneers, Geelong, under instructions from Alexander Miller, Esq.), . Broadside, 340 x 430 mm, annotated with details of individual lot prices and names of purchasers, and year '1911' in red; verso with contemporary manuscript title 'Alexander Miller Esq., Sale of Subdivisional Allotments (Numurkah)'; old fold …
THE VICTORIA INSURANCE COMPANY.
[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 & …
Cover: Burberrys. Paris : 8 et 10, Boulevard Malesherbes, [c.1910]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (a few discrete tape repairs to the inner front and rear), pp , virtually all full page photographic plates with models in the latest women's autumn fashion; contents in fine condition; a couple of text pages (in French), including a list …
DEPARTMENT OF MINES
Sydney : Thomas Richards, 1880. Quarto, printed wrappers (small ink stamp from Societe Geologique de Belgique), pp. iv; 231, diagrams, folding tables, plates (including dinosaur fossils), a very good copy. Accompanied by : Maps to accompany Annual report of the Department of Mines, New South Wales, for the year 1879. Sydney : Thomas Richards, 1880. Quarto, cloth-backed card …
VUITTON, Louis; LEHOT, G. de
Paris : Louis Vuitton, 1925. Quarto, printed grey card portfolio (very lightly foxed, spine sunned), containing loose 6-page illustrated extract from Horizons de France, July 1925, specially printed for Louis Vuitton, as issued; occasional toning spots, else fine. A brief, poetic essay on motoring which extols the virtues of Louis Vuitton's designer luggage – both …
[Circa 1893]. Thin card, 83 x 121 mm, lithograph printed recto only in black on pale aqua; a very light stain at left hand edge, otherwise in fine condition. A rare early example of the trade card of the firm of Louis Vuitton, one of the most famous brands in history. The card gives the …
[Parramatta, N.S.W.] : [Joseph Whitworth, Australian Grocery and Drapery Warehouse, 3 and 4 Rouse's Colonnade, George Street, Parramatta], 1872. Manuscript account for a “Mrs. Davidson”, dated 31 December 1872, on lithographed letterhead, 280 x 150 mm; New South Wales 1d Revenue stamp; original folds and some creasing at the edges. The document itemises various materials, …
[J.J. BROWN & CO.]
[Parramatta, N.S.W.] : [J.J. Brown & Co., Commerce House, Church St., Parramatta], 1873. Manuscript account for a “Mrs. Davidson”, dated 31 December 1872, on lithographed letterhead, 210 x 130 mm; New South Wales 1d Revenue stamp; original folds and a few edge tears. The document itemises various accessories and materials, including 1 silk “parachute”, 1 …
A Choice Assortment of Drapery, Hosiery, Ladies' Underclothing, Baby-Linen, Millinery, &c. Always on Hand. [Parramatta, N.S.W.] : [E.L. Doust, The Ladies' Warehouse, Church Street], 1872. Manuscript account for a “Mrs. Davidson”, dated 1 October 1872, on lithographed letterhead, 200 x 130 mm; original folds, a couple of spots of foxing and some edge tears. The document …
[GEORGE DOUST & CO.]
[Parramatta, N.S.W.] : [George Doust, Liverpool House, Church Street], 1867. Manuscript account for a “Mrs. Murray”, dated 30 December 1867, on lithographed letterhead, 230 x 145 mm; original folds, a couple of spots of foxing but a well preserved document which itemises quantities of various materials purchased, including elastic, muslin and lace, as well as garments …
HOWE, Robert (1795-1829)
[Further issues have title: Howe's weekly commercial express and miscellaneous intelligencer. Sydney : Printed by the Proprietor, by R. Howe, 1825. Folio newspaper,  pp, engraved masthead with Advance Australia and the motto “Industry is the mother, the nurse, and the guardian of all virtues”; text in four columns; horizontal and vertical repairs to each …
Royal Commission for South Australia. Adelaide Jubilee International Exhibition. [PIZEY, Septimus V.]
At head of sheet: Adelaide Jubilee International Exhibition, 1887. Adelaide : Royal Commission for South Australia, 1887. Folio, single sheet folding to form  sides, printed on the first and third sides only; a good copy. An information leaflet advertising the prizes at the Adelaide Jubilee Exhibition for newly invented appliances capable of extracting gold from …
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 …
AUSTRALIA. DEPARTMENT OF MARKETS AND MIGRATION.
/ issued on behalf of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia under the authority of the Minister for Markets and Migration. Melbourne : Dept. of Markets and Migration, 1926. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers, 96 pp, black and white photographic illustrations, statistical tables; a fine copy. Copies of this edition are recorded in four …
AUSTRALIAN FIBRE CONFERENCE
Registration information. Melbourne, Vic., Australia : Handweavers and Spinners Guild of Victoria, 1982. Small quarto, publisher's pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 22 pp; a good copy. Copies are recorded in three Australian collections (State Library of Queensland; State Library of Victoria; National Gallery of Australia Research Library).
WILLIAM ADAMS & COMPANY LTD.
and Brisbane. Everything for engineers. [Cover title]. Sydney : printed by Hogbin Coker Pty. Ltd., 331Kent Street, . Quarto, publisher's stiff pictorial wrappers (annotated “1939” on front), with cloth back lettered in black (loss to some letters),  order forms, vi, 496 pp, illustrated; aside from the date on the upper wrapper, this a fine …
engineers' requites, manufacturers of pumps, bolts, nuts, rivets makers of high grade machine tools. Cover title: McPherson's for engineers & industrialists. Sydney : McPherson's Limited, 1949. Quarto, orginal stiff pictorial wrappers (lightly creased, upper wrapper chipped at top corner), staple bound, xvi, 448 pp, illustrated; preliminaries a little foxed and yellowed and with a couple …
A LA GERBE D'OR
Paris : Draeger frères, . Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (some very pale foxing), staple bound, pp 19, , chiefly black and white photographic illustrations of silverware (accessories, jewellery, tableware etc.), with  page insert advertising clocks and a bronze decorated calendar; a very good example of this attractive catalogue produced by the Parisian firm of A …
Paris : Draeger, Imp., [c.1935]. Small quarto, original stiff wrappers with design by Léon Benigni, spiral bound,  pp, chiefly photographic illustrations; a fine copy. The only copy located in OCLC is held in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library.
A. E. Smith & Co.
Sydney : A. E. Smith & Co., n.d. [c. 1930]. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 16, catalogue of antique and contemporary violins, violas, cellos, double-bass's, and bows, some dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. Important catalogue by the noteworthy Sydney based string instrument maker. Held in two Australian collections (NLA, Powerhouse)
[Melbourne : Pelaco Ltd., c.1950]. Advertising sign for shop counter display, transfer print on enamel painted wood, 380 mm in diameter, 6 mm thick; small amount of paint loss, mostly confined to the edges; the wood with two small sections of restoration at the top edge. “Pelaco Bill”, the Aboriginal caricature used in Pelaco's advertising …
HENRY POOLEY & SON.
been awarded to Henry Pooley & Son. 21st September, 1887. [Title from overstamp in red ink]. London : Henry Pooley & Son, 1887. Octavo sheet, printed one side only, advertising Henry Pooley & Son's many successes at international and British exhibitions, including the Adelaide Jubilee International Exhibition and the Highland & Agricultural Society's Show, Perth …
QUEENSLAND ROYAL MAIL SERVICE.
Single sheet with lithographed letterhead, 230 x 280 mm, manuscript entries recording the shipment of an oil painting from London on board the steam ship Roma, to a Mrs. Pearce of Albert Street, Brisbane; dated 3 April 1887; embossed 6d revenue stamp at top left corner; original folds, in good condition.