KNIGHT, J. H.
London : Hazell, Watson & Viney, 1896. Octavo, illustrated papered boards, cloth spine (edges rubbed, light staining), advertisements to endpapers, pp. 84, illustrations with yellow tinting, a very good copy. One of the earliest manuals on motoring, with hints to purchasers and users of the vehicles. Rare.
MRS. QUONG TART [TART, Margaret]
Sydney : W.M. Maclardy, 1911. Octavo, original blind blocked blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and design to upper board, gilt lettered spine (very slightly sunned, with a couple of small chips), without the loose errata slip, 99 pp,  leaves of plates, short edge tears to pp. 51-52 and accompanying plate, else a very good …
[WESTERN DISTRICT] Account for the hire of horses and traps from William O’Brien, Warrnambool, to Dr. William Boyd. January 1866 – March 1868.
Manuscript account, single octavo sheet (180 x 112 mm) written in ink on both sides, headed ‘Warrnambool, March 30th / 68, Dr. Boyd, Dr. to W. O’Brien’, itemising a number of transactions involving the hire of horses and/or traps by Dr. William Boyd from merchant William O’Brien, made between 3 January 1866 and 30th March …
FLOWER, Horace (1818-1899)
[WESTERN DISTRICT] Manuscript letter written by pioneer settler Horace Flower. Port Fairy, Victoria, 1867.
Manuscript letter, octavo (177 x 113 mm) bifolium, written on the first side only; headed ‘Belfast the 5 Dec / 67’, and signed at the foot ‘Yours, fideliter H. Flower’, the letter is addressed to [Dr.] W[illiam]. Boyd, Esq. (of Warrnambool) and is an enquiry regarding the interest due to be paid to J. [John] …
CARLISLE, Leslie J.
Sydney : Leslie J. Carlisle, 2008. Thick folio, cloth in dustjacket (sunned, corners a little bumped, a couple of short tears to head of jacket), pp. xx; (ii); 681, extensively illustrated. Loosely enclosed : the 20 page Supplementary Price Guide. The standard reference in the field, a scholarly and substantial publication printed in small numbers …
HUGO WERTHEIM (firm)
Melbourne : Hugo Wertheim, . Duodecimo folding card (120 x 77 mm), original cloth backstrip,  pp, printed in black and red on all sides, with manuscript entries on the first and centre pages recording the contract of hire of a sewing machine made on 26 October 1907 between Mr. Edwin Hood of Heathcote (Victoria) …
FOGGITT, JONES & CO. LTD.
[Brisbane, Qld.] : s.n., [probably between 1930 and 1940]. Writing blotter, 95 x 217 mm, printed in red and black on cream card, with vignette illustration, text headed ‘The “Rex” Blotter’; in fine unused condition.
ASHER, Alexander (1855-1949)
[MELBOURNE] Decorative billhead of the “Richmond Guardian” Printing Office, Swan Street. A. Asher, printer and publisher. May, 1890.
Lithographed billhead, 270 x 210 mm, with manuscript entries in ink dated 26 May 1890, being the itemised account of the Richmond City Council for various printing jobs, including Ballot papers and Rate Collectors’ books; edge tear to one of the old fold lines, else good. Well-respected Melbourne printer and publisher Alexander Asher (1855-1949) was …
Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Authority
Cooma, N.S.W. : Snowy Mountains Authority, . Large sheet folding to make a brochure, with illustrations and map of the Snowy Mountains Scheme.
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 …
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 …
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, hand-signed by the author. This book …
PALACE THEATRE (SYDNEY); WEST'S PICTURES
[EARLY AUSTRALIAN CINEMA] Palace Theatre. West’s Pictures. “The Best of All”. Direction of Mr. T. J. West. Nightly at 8. Matinees Wednesday & Saturday at 2.30. Accompanied by De Groen’s Vice-Regal Band.
At head of title: Week commencing Saturday, September 11. Cover: Palace Theatre. Winter season of West’s Pictures. Return to Glaciarium for the summer. Sydney, NSW : Printed by the Proprietors, the Eedy and National Press Association Ltd., 482 George Street, . Narrow quarto (280 x 110 mm), original pictorial wrappers (lightly foxed, staples perished); pp  (including …
THE GLACIARIUM (SYDNEY); WEST'S PICTURES
[EARLY AUSTRALIAN CINEMA] The Glaciarium. West’s Pictures … Under the Direction of Mr. T. J. West. Nightly at 8. Matinees Wednesday & Saturday at 2.30. West’s Pictures. “The Best of All”. Accompanied by De Groen’s Vice-Regal Band.
Week commencing Saturday, December 4. Sydney, NSW : Eedy and National Press Association Ltd., 482 George Street, . Narrow quarto (270 x 105 mm), original pictorial wrappers featuring a vignette half tone photographic portrait of entrepreneur Mr. T. J. West (a few short edge tears); stapled, pp  (including wrappers); contains programme for screenings of …
OCEAN STEAM SHIP COMPANY; ALFRED BOOTH & CO.
Ocean Steam Ship Company. Direct steam communication, via the Suez Canal, between Liverpool, the Straits Settlements, and China, every two days, without change at Suez, Ceylon, or elsewhere.
Liverpool, UK : Alfred Holt, . Foolscap folio sheet (330 x 212 mm), printed on both sides in black and red, recto with lithographed illustration of one of the Company’s ships, list of the Company’s eighteen iron screw steamers with names of captains and tonnage, sailing schedule for Suez, Penang, Singapore, Hong Kong, & Shanghai …
ORIENT STEAM NAVIGATION CO., LTD.
London : The Orient Steam Navigation Co., Ltd., 13 Fenchurch Avenue, E.C., . Folio (420 x 265 mm) bifolium, 3 pp, folding to 265 x 105 mm with printed title to outer side; original share application form still loosely enclosed; outer side a little dusty, but a near fine example. ‘The Orient Steam Navigation Company …