CURCIER & ADET
[WINE; TOBACCO; MELBOURNE] Manuscript letter to Édouard Adet, of Curcier & Adet, wine merchants, 1863.
Entire letter (single folded octavo sheet of blue writing paper), addressed to Edouard Adet Esq., Curcier & Adet, Post Office, Castlemaine, the addressed side franked with 4d stamp of the Colony of Victoria and postmarked Melbourne SE 8 63, with rubber cachet in blue of Curcier & Adet, Melbourne, arrival cancel of Castlemaine Victoria SE 9 63 on reverse, …
KUNZ, George Frederick and STEVENSON, Charles Hugh
The history, art, science, and industry of the Queen of gems. London : Macmillan, 1908. First edition. Quarto, decorated buckram (a little rubbed), top edge gilt, pp. xx; 548, 18 colour plates with tissue guards, 83 black and white plates, 5 maps (including the pearling regions in Oceania and Malaysia), a few occasional spots of …
BALL & WELCH (MELBOURNE)
[TRADE CATALOGUE] Autumn / Winter 1903. With compliments from Ball & Welch … Flinders Street, Melbourne.
Melbourne : Varley Brothers, Printers [for Ball & Welch, Proprietary Limited], 1903. Large quarto (305 x 250 mm), original pictorial wrappers (stained, almost detached), lower wrapper with half tone photographic view of the firm’s Flinders Street warehouse opposite “Princes Bridge Station”, 16 pp, with further text on inside wrappers, monochrome illustrations throughout (chiefly women’s fashion, …
COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA
[Melbourne : Commonwealth Bank of Australia, 1935]. Small octavo (173 x 120 mm), original brown paper wrappers with gilt embossed crest of the Bank to upper wrapper, original ties,  pp, with a full page half tone photographic plate showing a view of the Note Printing Branch building in Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, Melbourne; a pristine …
FOURTH VICTORIA PERMANENT BUILDING SOCIETY
Own your own home : 80 years of experience at your ready disposal / The Fourth Victorian Permanent Building Society.
Melbourne : Fourth Victorian Permanent Building Society, . Octavo, pictorial wrappers (horizontal fold, lightly marked), pp 10, plus folding application form at rear (not filled in); original owner’s pencilled financial calculations inside lower wrapper, a clean copy. Copies are recorded in only two Australian collections (Monash University Library; State Library of Victoria).
RUDOLPH FALCK; SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO.; PACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP CO.; OCCIDENTAL & ORIENTAL STEAMSHIP CO.; OCEANIC STEAMSHIP CO.; UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF NEW ZEALAND LTD.
[Drop title]. Liverpool, U.K. : Rudolph Falck, General European Agent, [c.1900]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers (light vertical fold, some mild toning), staple bound, pp 24 (including wrappers), photographic illustrations, deck and cabin plans, tables of fares etc.; a good, clean copy. Very scarce pre-Panama Canal brochure compiled by travel agent Rudolph Falck for prospective passengers from …
OCCIDENTAL & ORIENTAL STEAMSHIP CO.
1896 / 1897. Joint Schedule showing sailing of steamers of the Occidental & Oriental Steamship Co. and the Pacific Mail Steamship Co. between San Francisco and Yokohoma and Hongkong.
(Including calls at Honolulu, Nagasaki, Hiogo (Kobe) and Shanghai). At head of sheet: United States, Japan and China. San Francisco : Occidental & Oriental S.S. Co., 421 Market Street, September 26, 1896. Lithographed broadsheet, 400 x 230 mm, printed recto only; original folds, in fine condition.
FLEISCHMANN DISTILLING CORPORATION
New York : Fleischmann Distilling Corporation, [c.1960]. Duodecimo, pictorial wrappers, pp 20, colour illustrations; contains recipes for cocktails (whisky-, gin-, and rum- based) and party punches, and advertisements for Fleischmann’s own spirits products; a few toning spots to the first couple of pages, but a good copy.
New York : National Distillers Products Corporation, . Duodecimo, pictorial wrappers (faint vertical fold line, lower wrapper with a few light marks), pp 28, illustrated; contains recipes for many different variations on the classic mint julep; a good copy. OCLC locates only one copy (University of California, Davis).
ATLAS MILLS (NEW YORK)
New York : Atlas Mills, 200 Madison Ave., 1929. Small folio portfolio (305 x 230 mm), original cloth backed textured papered boards (faded and scuffed), housing two sample cards (by Chas. Green Co., New York) with a total of 72 vibrantly coloured silks; a few pencilled annotations (presumably made by a sales representative) and some …
BROWN-FORMAN DISTILLERS (KENTUCKY)
Louisville, KY : Brown-Forman Distillers Corporation, Inc., [between 1950 and 1960]. Shaped advertising card, folding to 165 x 70 mm (irregular), identical colour illustration front and back, inside with printed recipe for a mint julep made with Old Forester whisky and monochrome illustration; designed to be free-standing on a bar counter or table; fine condition.
Melbourne : Robur Tea Company, [late 1930s]. Small quarto, pictorial wrappers (mild corner creasing), pp 30, illustrations of Robur products throughout (some in colour); in good condition. A wonderful trade catalogue which is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in Australian 1930s domestic design. Approximate dating from statement on inside lower wrapper: ‘The history of …
Liverpool : Meccano Limited, . Cover: No. 28A / Australian edition. Oblong octavo, pictorial wrappers (detached, lightly foxed), pp 112, illustrated throughout; internally clean and sound. Appears unrecorded in Australian collections.
GENOSSENSCHAFT DER JUWELIERE, GOLD- UND SILBERSCHMIEDE (WIEN)
[JUDAICA] Certificate of Apprenticeship of the Guild of Jewellers, Gold- and Silversmiths of Vienna. Issued to Jakob Elias (Wolf Hirsch, master), 1894.
Lithographed certificate, 380 x 230 mm, illustrated at the head with a portrait of Benvenuto Cellini, pro forma document with manuscript entries, dated 21 December 1894 and recording the successful completion of his four-year apprenticeship to master Wolf Hirsch by Jakob Elias; signed at the foot by executives of the Guild; 50 kr duty stamp …
T. GAUNT & CO. PTY. LTD. (MELBOURNE)
Decorative letterhead of T. Gaunt & Co. Pty. Ltd., Watchmakers & Goldsmiths, Jewellers & Opticians. Melbourne, 1911.
Lithographed letterhead, 175 x 200 mm, illustrated; being an invoice to Mr, David Rumbold (farmer, of Baringhup near Maldon, Victoria) for the purchase of a gold chain and gold necklet (total £10); dated 27 November 1911; duty stamp affixed; old spike hole, but in fine condition. An attractive letterhead for the famous Bourke Street firm of …
T. ROBINSON & CO. (MELBOURNE)
Decorative letterhead of T. Robinson & Co., Spotswood and Melbourne, advertising the “Federal” One Way Disc Cultivator, 1910.
Lithographed letterhead, 140 x 208 mm, recto with illustrated advertisement for the “Federal” disc cultivator, verso with receipt of payment of £13/1s/1d from D. Rumbold (farmer, of Baringhup, near Maldon on the Central Goldfields of Victoria) for purchase of this new agricultural implement, “a perfect pulveriser and easy to manage”; corner loss, spike hold, else good.