VICKERY, John (1906-1983)
[London] : General Post Office, 1937. Colour lithograph poster, 470 x 610 mm, signed and dated in image, laid on linen; fine condition. The poster depicts the underground post office in Coober Pedy, northern South Australia, often referred to as “the opal capital of the world”. One of a series of four lithographic posters featuring …
[WINE] A useful guide for grocers, distillers, hotel & tavern-keepers, and wine and spirit dealers, of every denomination being a complete directory for making and managing all kinds of wines and spirituous liquors;
containing the most approved and valuable receipts, 1st. For making Artificial and Imitation Wines, Brandies, Rum, and Geneva. 2nd. For lowering Brandy, Rum, and Geneva down to Proof. … by William Beastall, Chemist. New York : Published by the Author, 49 Delancy-street. C. Bartlett, Printer, 1829. First edition. Duodecimo, original cloth backed papered boards (heavily …
STATE THEATRE; GLASS, John C. (editor)
Melbourne : State Theatre, 1929. Octavo pamphlet, original pictorial wrappers with portrait of early “talkies” star Laura La Plante, staple bound, pp 34, with b/w photographic illustrations and illustrated advertisements throughout; includes an extensive feature on Lon Chaney, who would become one of Hollywood’s most celebrated horror genre actors, and other features on The Last …
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 …
Silver albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 110 x 165 mm (mount), verso with wet stamp of ‘Clark Bros. Photographers, 25 Thomas St. Windsor’; the albumen print is in fine condition with beautiful rich tones and sharp detail. Surviving examples of images by Clark Bros., whose premises were located close to St. Kilda Junction, suggest …
Charleston, S. C. : McCarter & Co., 1856. Octavo, blind-embossed cloth (edges rubbed), pp. xv; 169; front free-endpaper with early inscription in pencil ‘Borrowed of Col. Wm. P. N[xxxx], by N.F.C. (To be returned)’. A passionate defense of Slavery in the form of a narrative poem. “I do not say that slavery is the best …
AMIES, (Edwin) Hardy, 1909-2003
London : Newnes, 1964. First edition. Small octavo, publisher’s black buckram boards with gilt lettering to spine, in original illustrated dust jacket (some wear to top edges of front and back panels, otherwise very good), pp 128, with b/w photographic plates and line illustrations in the text; a fine copy. Very scarce first edition of …
[U.K.] : [MOD?], [c.1965]. Octavo leaflet, 210 x 135 mm, staple bound,  pp, black-and-white photo-illustrations of products; prices in US dollars; in pristine condition. Rare and stunning underground catalogue for custom-made erotic fashion, suitable for dominatrices, bondage aficianados, exotic dancers, leather and latex fetishists, and plain old attention seekers. Presumably for legal reasons, the …
Albumen print photograph, 115 x 185 mm, unmounted; verso with contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Lithgow’; no photographer’s imprint; 15 mm edge tear bottom right, otherwise in fine condition, with excellent tonal range and superb detail of the colliery’s infrastructure (chimney, chute and kiln), 11 employees and their dog, and the scarified and partially denuded hillside …
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 62 x 102 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘Paterson Brothers, Portrait Rooms, 12 Bourke St. East, Melbourne’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. A superb unrecorded photograph of the Pier Hotel, Williamstown, Felix W. Rolland, proprietor. The detail is extremely sharp and all the …
[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 …
[Paris : A. Alexandre, c.1885]. Lithograph printed on thin card in the shape of a travelling trunk, 87 x 125 mm (irregular), verso printed in black on white, repeating the address information in English for Louis Vuitton’s Paris and London stores which are given in French on the front of the card; recto with surface rubbing …
J. ALLAN SMITH
[WINE] Letterhead of J. Allan Smith, Wholesale Grocer, Wine, Spirit, & Provision Merchant, 9 Queen Street, Melbourne. Dated 1869.
Lithographed letterhead, 127 x 210 mm; manuscript entries dated December 29 1869 recording receipt of payment of £18 13s 7d from ‘James Bell, Donnolly’, for 5 casks of [Buttin?]; a couple of rust spots, else fine.
[WINE] Letterhead of Webster Brothers, Wholesale Grocers, Wine, Spirit, & Provision Merchants. 28 Flinders Lane West, Melbourne. Dated 1866.
Lithographed letterhead, 265 x 205 mm; manuscript entries dated February 3rd 1866 recording receipt of payment of £1 6s 8d from Charles Howden [a resident of Albion Street, South Yarra], for one ham; a few toning spots, else fine.
[BEER] Letterhead of The Standard Cordial Factory, C. Sheekey, Hop and Dandelion Ale Brewer, proprietor, Goulburn, New South Wales. Dated 1905.
Lithographed letterhead, 210 x 130 mm; manuscript entries dated January 11th 1905 recording receipt of payment of 10s from Miss DeLauren of ginger beer; old bill spike, short tear bottom edge.
The Old Pioneers’ Memorial history of Melbourne. From the discovery of Port Phillip down to the World War.
Melbourne : The Old Pioneers’ Memorial Fund, [circa 1924]. Second thousand. Quarto, original purple cloth, original gilt-lettered purple cloth covered boards (lightly marked), pp viii, 494, with 280 photo engravings from original illustrations and maps; large folding plan and map at rear together with errata slip; a fine copy. A comprehensive history of Melbourne covering …