Trade & Industry

  • # 16150


    Louis Vuitton : malletier à Paris

    Paris : Louis Vuitton, [circa 1980]. Oblong octavo, stiff brown wrappers with the Louis Vuitton monogram to front, pp 41, with monochrome illustrations throughout; a few prices annotated in biro, else a fine copy. Trade catalogue for a wide range of Louis Vuitton luggage.

  • # 16364

    [Rydge's Business Journal]

    Retail merchandising : a course by Rydges

    Sydney : Rydge’s Business Journal, [c. 1937]. Octavo, illustrated wrappers with text in blind, clean with only minor rubbing, pp. 28. Being a course in ten sections which explains the essentials underlying successful retail merchandising and the profitable development of retail business. Held at the National Library of Australia and the State Library of New …

  • # 16149

    BARLIER, André (illustrator); D'AUTILIS, Florence (text)

    Autant en emporte le temps

    Paris : Kirby-Beard & cie, 1948. Small quarto, original embossed wrappers with pictorial onlay in glassine jacket, bound with staples and silk ties; pp 21, illustrated with colour plates depicting female models wearing fine dresses, the illustrations also incorporating a selection of magnificent watches; a very good copy. A superbly produced promotional brochure for the …

  • # 16147

    High-Life Tailor, Paris.

    High-life Tailor Paris. Catalogue hiver 1901-1902.

    Paris : printed by Draeger frères for High-Life Tailor, 1901. Thin quarto, original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, pp [12], illustrated with black-and-white plates depicting models in the latest women’s and men’s winter fashions; a fine copy. High-Life Tailor was a popular Parisian fashion store offering designs of very fine 20th-century and fin de siècle styles, as seen in the …

  • # 16146

    High-Life Tailor, Paris.

    En l’an 2700 une visite royale au High-Life Tailor.

    Paris : High-Life Tailor, [1912]. Square quarto, original pictorial wrappers (some pale foxing), staple bound, pp [16], illustrated with numerous plates in colour and black-and-white, and in-text drawings; last page with 2 swatches of fabric; a very good copy. A publication promoting haute couture for men and women from the popular Parisian fashion store High-Life Tailor. The text …

  • # 16145

    Grands Magasins du Louvre Paris. Les plus beaux et les plus vastes du monde, maison de confiance, fondée depuis plus d’un demi-siècle, Paris

    [Cover title]. Paris : Grands Magasins du Louvre, [circa 1910]. Oblong octavo, original printed wrappers (some very pale staining to front cover), lacking one of two staples; pp [16], illustrated with black-and-white photographic plates to facing pages. The Grands Magasins du Louvre was a landmark Paris department store. Founded in 1855, it closed its doors …

  • # 16144


    Manteaux Imperméables Costumes et Chapeaux de Sport et de Ville pour Dames et Enfants

    Cover: Burberrys. Paris : 8 et 10, Boulevard Malesherbes, [c.1914]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers with silk ties, pp [48], chiefly full page black-and-white photographic plates with models in the latest women’s winter or autumn fashion; contents in fine condition; a couple of text pages (in French), including a list of Burberry’s female clients belonging to …

  • # 15847


    Time and Fare Tables of the South Australian Railways. From May 1st, 1903, until further notice.

    Adelaide : C.E. Bristow, Government Printer, May 1903. “61st edition”. Square octavo, original printed blue-grey wrappers (lightly foxed), pp i-xxxii (advertisements, large format folding map), 1-210, [1 calendar], xxxiii-lvi (advertisements and photographic plates of various South Australian tourist destinations); internally pristine, a fine copy.

  • # 15895


    Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen. Handbuch der Reichspostdampfer-Linien nach Ostasien und Australien. No. 1, 1910.

    Bremen : Norddeutscher Lloyd, 1910. Octavo, publisher’s pictorial wrappers with original owner’s signature to front (lightly foxed, short paper split at head of spine); pp 113, with folding tables and folding colour map at rear; a good copy. Scarce commercial shipping publication containing N.D.L.’s timetables, rates, baggage and freight allowances etc. for all lines, including …

  • # 15985


    Trade card with map of Australia and illustrated cartouches, 1889

    New York : Arbuckle Bros., [copyright 1889]. Trade card, 68 x 138 mm, recto with chromolithographed design incorporating map of australia and images of kangaroo, black swan, gold miner and sheep; verso with information about Arbuckle Bros’ coffee; in very good condition. The map lists some places which today may seem obscure, but which around …

  • # 15975

    Gympie Agricultural, Mining and Pastoral Society

    [QUEENSLAND; GOLD MINING] Gympie Agricultural, Mining and Pastoral Society. Exhibition held at Gympie, 1894. First Prize.

    Section 12, Class 450, No. 1028. Awarded to B.H. Bennetts for Ores in all their rarity … [Gympie] : Gympie Miner, 1894. Lithograph printed card with decorative border, 72 x 115 mm; entries in manuscript; in very good condition. The prize awardee was manager of the Wilmot Gold Mine at Gympie.

  • # 15845


    Bank of Victoria sixty day sight note for £250, dated 26 December 1863

    [Melbourne : Bank of Victoria]. Engraved design on watermarked pink paper; 118 x 240 mm; ‘… pay to the order of R. & H. Pamall & Co. Two hundred fifty pounds’; verso with an interesting endorsement correcting the payee information: ‘Pay to S. & T. Carrington (signed J.R. Hocknell) / The within was taken out in …

  • # 15846


    National Bank of Australasia, Nuriootpa, South Australia. Unused printed cheque form, circa 1875

    [Adelaide : James Williams]. Lithographic printing in green on white paper; 85 x 192 mm; nicks at top right corner and edge, small mark lower right margin; else very good. The National Bank of Australasia Limited was established in 1858. Its branch at Nuriootpa, the major commercial centre in the Barossa Valley, was opened prior to 1880.

  • # 15547

    Hearder & Sons

    Hearder & Sons illustrated guide to sea fishing and the rivers of South Devon, and descriptive catalogue of their prize river and sea fishing tackle, cricket, archery, croquet, lawn tennis.

    Plymouth, U.K. : The authors, 1892. Eleventh edition. Deluxe binding, inscribed by the author. Duodecimo, morocco boards with gilt vignette of beach scene on upper board, spine lettered in gilt (rubbed at head and tail), original paper wrappers bound in, pp 115, with folding illustration of fishing lures and equipment at rear. A presentation copy, …

  • # 15731


    Archive of correspondence to the editor of the Pastoralist’s Review, 1901 – 1913

    Ledger book (wrappers defective) containing 75 hand written and typed letters to Richard Twopenny, Editor of the Pastoralist’s Review (formerly the Australian Pastorialist’s Review, and later the Pastoral Review), dated between 1901 and 1913. The letters are from subscribers across Australia and New Zealand (and even from as far afield as Scotland and Nevada), largely renewals …

  • # 15825

    Compiler unknown.

    [SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION; THEATRE] Scrapbook of clippings from Australian newspapers and journals, 1860-80

    Folio ledger book, original half red calf over cloth boards (rubbed); original marbled endpapers; containing (at the front) 50 pages of pasted-in clippings relating to the Sydney International Exhibition of 1879-80 taken from various contemporary newspapers and journals including the Australian Town and Country Journal, Auckland Evening Star, The Evening News, the Sydney Morning Herald, and …

  • # 15331

    Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Company, Limited

    Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Company, Limited : an unused requisition book, 1900.

    [Hong Kong : Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Company, Limited, 1900]. Oblong quarto, original cloth backed marbled papered boards, with approximately 100 pro forma requisition forms, each with the company letterhead and ‘Hongkong …. 190[ ]’; one form detached from its stub, otherwise unused, intact and fine. An uncommon example of Hong Kong printed commercial stationery from the Boxer Rebellion period.

  • # 16071

    CONIGRAVE, John Fairfax

    South Australia : a sketch of its history & resources.

    A handbook : compiled by John Fairfax Conigrave for the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, London, 1886. Octavo, contemporary black half-calf over cloth (scuffed), binder’s ticket of T. W. Taylor of Winnipeg, lithographed wrappers and title page bound in, pp. vi; [2]; folding map of Port Adelaide; 180; (14 – plates). Bound with : Official catalogue …

  • # 15369

    IRIBE, Paul (1883 - 1935)


    Paris : Editions Iribe, [1930]. Quarto, lettered boards with glassine cover (split, as usual), spiral bound, pp. 32; 7 gold and silver foil plates with acetate overlays (the metallic plates corroded, as always), else very good. An icon of art deco design by the legendary Paul Iribe. Limited to 800 copies, this one of the …

  • # 15512

    BANK OF VAN DIEMEN'S LAND; [KELLY, James, 1791-1859]

    Bank of Van Diemen’s Land cashier’s cheque, Ten Pounds Sterling in favour of James Kelly, 1829

    ’16th May 1829. Pay to Self for house or Bearer the sum of Ten Pounds Sterling and place the same to Account of James Kelly [signatory]’; 94 x 175 mm, clean and legible. James Kelly (1791-1859), whaler and sealer, pilot and harbourmaster at Hobart Town, is known as the ‘father and founder of whaling’ in Tasmania (see entry on …

  • # 15546

    [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 …

  • # 15779

    Picton Hopkins & Son Pty Ltd

    General catalogue of decorative plaster designs

    Melbourne : Picton Hopkins & Son Pty. Ltd., 1920s. Oblong quarto, pressed boards (split along front joint), pp. xxvi; [2]; 159; [4], illustrated throughout, ownership name of Bruce C. Stewart, Architect to title page and firm’s name and telephone number inscribed to front free endpaper. A stunning art deco period catalogue of plaster moldings and …

  • # 15633


    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; fore-edges closely trimmed, else a very good copy, clean throughout. Hoyle, 527

  • # 15593

    Maker unknown.

    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 …

  • # 15422

    BAIN & BURTT; [GIBBS, Alexander]

    [NEW ZEALAND] Whaling letter written from Auckland to New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1853

    Entire letter, single sheet folding to form [4] 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 / …

  • # 15476

    THOMPSON, Lindsay G.

    History of the fisheries of New South Wales;

    With a sketch of the laws by which they have been regulated. Sydney : Government Printer, 1893. Royal octavo, rebound in modern cloth boards lettered in gilt, title page with tape marks and ink stamp, pp 126; with 4 plates and explanatory text, 16 full page illustrations, and 7 folding maps (last few maps attached …

  • # 15588

    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 …

  • # 15563

    The Chronicle & Directory for China, Japan, & The Philippines for the year 1868.

    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; [2]; 415; text in English and Chinese, occasional foxing; a very good copy. An extensive …

  • # 15566

    BRAGA, J[ose] M[aria] (Jack)

    With the flowery banner. Some comments on the Americans in Macao and South China.

    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 …

  • # 15338

    E.P.N.G. Murray River Annual 1948

    Mildura : Elliott Provincial Newspaper Group, 1948. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, (a little worn), pp. 60, illustrated.

  • # 15409


    Concrete blocks, bricks and slabs

    Sydney : The Australian Cement Manufacturers’ Association, [1937]. Octavo, printed wrappers, staples rusted, 31 pp, illustrations throughout, folding plate at rear; a good copy.

  • # 15416


    Sunbeam controlled heat automatic frypan

    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.

  • # 15007

    HACK, Peter J.

    The Art Deco department stores of Shanghai : the Chinese-Australian connection

    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 …

  • # 11220

    [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; …

  • # 14900

    C. JONES

    [GEELONG; EQUESTRIAN] Prince Leo II. Champion pony stallion.

    Geelong : Oglethorpe Printer [for C. Jones], [c.1918]. Oblong duodecimo, original illustrated wrappers (creased and lightly marked), [4] 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.

  • # 14885


    Furnishing the home

     / 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 …

  • # 13862

    Parliament of Great Britain

    World sea voyage journey times and seamen’s voyage rations

    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 …

  • # 14906


    Special sale. A list of prominent books on Travel, Topography, Sport, Natural History and Art,

    Biographical and Historical Works, Essays, Fiction, etc. London : The Times Book Club, [1923]. Octavo pamphlet, staple bound, 16 pp; a very good copy. 

  • # 13442


    A 14th century Ming Dynasty 1 kuan note : an example of the oldest extant paper currency

    [China : c.1375]. Printed during the reign (1368-1398) of the first Ming emperor, Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang (Ming Taizu), a paper note with the original cash value of a string of 1,000 copper coins, or 1 kuan. Woodblock printed in black ink on a sheet of grey mulberry paper, 340 x 220 mm; recto with the Chinese characters …

  • # 14772

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    [POLYNESIA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens, Eastern Arms &c.

    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 …

  • # 14773

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    [NEW GUINEA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens, Eastern Arms &c.

    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 …

  • # 14774

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    [NEW GUINEA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.

    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 …

  • # 14775

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    [GILBERT ISLANDS] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.

    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 …

  • # 14777

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    [SOUTH AMERICA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.

    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 …

  • # 14779

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    [NEW HEBRIDES] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.

    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 …

  • # 15380

    WATKINS, J. R.

    Watkins spice book

    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.

  • # 15414


    [TRADE CATALOGUE] All aboard for Healing’s Swanston St. Store. 261 Swanston St., Melbourne. Special Price List.

    Melbourne : Healings Pty. Ltd. [1935]. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (foxed, faint horizontal fold), [8] pp, illustrated. Trade catalogue for radio parts and small electrical products including irons, clocks and jugs.

  • # 15412

    Cloves from Zanzibar

    [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 …

  • # 15417

    HEAGNEY, Muriel

    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.

  • # 14509

    Official record of the Centennial International Exhibition, Melbourne, 1888 – 1889,

    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 …