Trade & Industry

  • # 23828


    The Viceroy home guide : useful everyday hints for the home

    Adelaide : Wilkinson & Co., 1914. Octavo (210 x 140 mm), original pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with view of Wilkinson & Co.’s Grenfell Street headquarters), inner wrappers with advertisements for Viceroy tea and Arab coffee, pp 97, [1], with numerous photographic plates illustrating Wilkinson & Co.’s tea, coffee and general merchant business, advertisements; a good …

  • # 23496


    [TASMANIA] Chef Brownell’s recipe book.

    Burnie, Tas.; Sydney, NSW : The Potato Marketing Board of Tasmania, [1942 or 1943]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers with design by Walter Dowman, staple bound, 48 pp, b/w illustrations, advertisements; a very good copy. Hoyle, 1059. Recipes for potato-based dishes, inspired by Tasmanian Brownell and Bismarck varieties. “With the object of stimulating the use of …

  • # 23020


    The sheep : its external ant [sic] internal organisation. A brief description with illustrations

    London : G. Greiner &​ Co., [1896?]. Oblong quarto, chromolithograph papered boards (edges slightly rubbed), cloth spine, pp. 37, text in two columns, previous owner’s name on upper board and title page, inside the lower board a diecut chromolithograph model of the sheep with multiple folding flaps showing the internal organs, a fine copy. On …

  • # 23890

    SMITH, M. Staniforth

    [NEW GUINEA] Handbook of the Territory of Papua. (First edition)

    Melbourne : J. Kemp, Acting Government Printer, 1907. Octavo, original cloth backed papered boards (sunned and lightly marked), pp 108; internally very clean, a good copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), and accompanied by his bookplate. A comprehensive handbook for prospective traders, investors and residents. British New Guinea had been transferred to …

  • # 24092


    Foster Clark’s cookery book.

    Redfern, N.S.W. : Foster Clark (Aust.) Ltd. [printed by John Sands Limited], [1934?]. Second edition. Tall octavo, original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 35 pp, colour illustrations; small abrasion upper wrapper, else a very good copy, clean throughout. Hoyle, 527

  • # 13837


    Copper token issued by Pidcock’s Menagerie, London, circa 1801, featuring a kangaroo and joey

    Æ halfpenny, diameter 29 mm, weight 11 grams. Obverse: a kangaroo left, facing back, a joey in pouch, THIS KANGAROO’S BIRTH. SEP. 10. 1800. Reverse: a lion standing right, facing back, with dog on back, LION AND DOG 1801; plain edge. An extremely fine, near mint example with lustrous brown patina. The Grand Menagerie of …

  • # 23406

    Special correspondent of "Engineering".

    [GOLD MINING] Mount Morgan : the field and machinery

    Rockhampton : [s.n.], 1892. Octavo, original printed green wrappers (lightly marked, upper wrapper with a few nicks, lower wrapper with tear at upper edge), 15 pp, paper browned, but a good copy. Ferguson, 9449.

  • # 23490


    Maryborough Gas Company, Limited. Registered under The Companies Statute, 1864. November, 1881.

    Maryborough, Vic. : J.H. Gearing and Son, printers, “Standard” office, 1881. Octavo pamphlet, original printed yellow wrappers, stitch bound, pp 13; a pristine copy. The Articles of Association of the Maryborogh Gas Company Limited. Interestingly, the printer of this pamphlet, J.H. Gearing, who was the proprietor of the Maryborough Standard newspaper, owned over 20% of …

  • # 23408


    [TRADE CATALOGUE] Harper housewares

    Willenhall, Staffs., U.K. : John Harper & Company Ltd., [circa 1944]. Quarto, printed card covers (vertical creasing, label to front indicating the catalogue was sent to Hudson’s, Melbourne, in 1944), 57 pp, monochrome and colour illustrations, contents fine. A wonderful catalogue of upmarket moderne design that includes all sorts of domestic appliances such as heaters, irons, …

  • # 23389


    Pretty Kitty : the new Australian cleaner and polisher : cleans everything but clothes!

    At head of title: A solution of the domestic problem! Melbourne : The Exchange Press [for The United Soap & Perfumery Co. Pty. Ltd.], 1910. Advertising broadsheet, 250 x 185 mm, printed recto only, illustrated, small loss at upper right corner, otherwise fine. A great piece of Australian domestic social history. One wonders what chemical ingredients …

  • # 23369

    CASH, Frank

    Parables of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Setting forth the preparation for, and progressive growth of, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, to April, 1930.

    Sydney : the author, 1930. Volume 1 (all published). Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (spine sunned and worn), pp. 520, numerous photographs, including a spectacular foldout of the Bridge under construction.

  • # 23383


    Catalogue of leather goods : Simpson’s Gloves Pty. Ltd.

    North Richmond, Vic. : Simpson’s Gloves, [circa 1930]. Quarto, textured card covers (a few light marks, punch hole upper left), 28 pp, illustrated, includes losely inserted printed price list, a very good copy. A beautiful catalogue of Australian leather goods, including gloves, aviators’ caps, coats, handbags, wallets and note cases. Copies are recorded in three …

  • # 23398


    State Sawmills of Western Australia. Wholesale jarrah price list. October, 1937.

    Melbourne : R.S. Couche & Co. Pty. Ltd., [1937]. Duodecimo, printed grey wrappers, staple bound, [8] pp, a fine copy. Appears unrecorded in Australian collections.

  • # 23399


    The Kauri Timber Co. Ltd. Melbourne wholesale list-net. July, 1937.

    Melbourne : Sands & McDougall Pty. Ltd., Printers, [1937]. Duodecimo, printed blue wrappers, staple bound, 20 pp, a fine copy. Includes prices for both New Zealand kauri and Western Australian jarrah. Appears unrecorded in Australian collections.

  • # 23366

    National Safety Council of Australia

    Your code for the road

    Victorian Edition. Compiled by the National Safety Council of Australia. Melbourne : The Council, [1933]. Duodecimo, illustrated wrappers (marked), pp. 32, diagrams. Some waterstaining and discolouration. Scarce early guide to road safety.

  • # 23678


    McPherson’s home workshop guide

    Melbourne : McPherson’s Limited, circa 1950. Octavo, printed wrapers, string loop upper left, pp. 64, illustrated. A fine copy. ‘How to do things generally thought to be difficult … How to get the best out of your workshop … Simple mechanics for everyman …’