Trade & Industry

  • # 20275


    The staff of The Commercial Tailoring Company in their workroom in Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia, circa 1914.

    Silver gelatin print photograph, 140 x 195 mm, laid down on its original board mount, with imprint of The Dease Studio, 117 [Barrack Street] at right margin; the print is in good condition (a few minor surface marks), and the image has extremely crisp detail. This wonderful photograph of the interior of The Commercial Tailoring …

  • # 20931

    THORPE, Ashley; McCOLLIN, W.H.

    Log book of the barque “Hippalos” (Sydney), for voyages between New South Wales and New Zealand, including her final voyage on which she was shipwrecked on November 20 1909.

    Unique manuscript record of Australian-New Zealand maritime commerce prior to World War One – with an unexpected and dramatic conclusion! [Sydney : Turner & Henderson, … Nautical Stationers …, 1909]. Large quarto log book, original cloth backed papered boards with Turner & Henderson label to upper board (heavily rubbed and stained), containing the trans-Tasman voyage …

  • # 21053


    Handbook. Wm. Howard Smith & Sons. Freights, passage-money, &c.

    Melbourne : Wm. Howard Smith, 1879. Octavo, gilt-leltered plum cloth (discoloured); colour vignette to title page, pp. 31, each page with a ruled border; edges and last couple of leaves lightly foxed, else very good. Although several later versions of the William Howard Smith & Sons shipping company’s handbook are recorded in Australian collections, this …

  • # 21090

    BEIT, Henry (1826-1881); SANDILANDS, Edward Vincent (1847-1871); GUTSCHMID, Felix von (1843-1905)

    Group of correspondence from Henry Beit, land agent, Sydney, to E.V. Sandilands, cotton grower and Vice-Consul, Fiji. 1870-71.

    Sydney businessman Henry Beit (1826-1881) was a land agent specialising in the sale of properties in outback New South Wales and Queensland, and also in the Fiji Islands. His correspondent, Edward Vincent Sandilands (1847-1871), was a young English cotton grower in the Yasawa Islands, Fiji, whose acquaintance Beit had presumably made when Sandilands had been …

  • # 14167

    Rugama, Lorenzo de; Fernandez Manilla, Miguel

    Memorial que la Ciudad y Comercio de Manila, Cabeza, y las mas principal de las Islas Philipinas,

    pone a las reales plantas de su Majestad, con el mayor rendimiento, por medio de sus Diputados, arreglado a los Autos remitidos por le Virrey de Nueva-España; ordenes, y antecedentes de esta materia, refiriendo por mayor en defensa de las Islas quinto ha ocurrido desde su Conquista en razón de su Comercio … … [Madrid …

  • # 14229

    Nuño de Villavicencio, Joseph Antonio

    La razon en las Medidas, y en el mismo Hecho la Prueba … La N. C. y Comercio de Manila.

    Manila : impresso con las Licencias necessarias, en el Convento de Nuestra Señora de Loreto del Pueblo de Sampaloc, 1737. (Colophon). Folio, later full crushed red morocco, upper board with Spanish royal arms in gilt at centre and ornamental gilt border, spine with raised bands, gilt lettering and ornament, gilt dentelles; printed on rice paper; elaborately …

  • # 13529

    Sancho de Santa Justa y Rufina, Basilio, 1728-1788

    Alocucion que en el día veinte de Enero del ano mil setecientos ochenta y tres, … …

    Manila : En la Imprenta del Seminario Eclesiastico por P. Ignacio Ad-Vincula, 1783. Quarto, full red morocco, ornamental gilt borders and spine, upper board with contrasting leather title label lettered in gilt; silk endpapers; title leaf, pp 23; printed on rice paper; decorative initial; printer’s device at foot of p. 23, [1]; a few repaired worm …

  • # 15109

    [Campomanes, Pedro Rodríguez, conde de]

    Discurso sobre el fomento de la industria popular

    Sampaloc : Hermano Balthasar Mariano Donado Franciscano, 1793. Small quarto, original stiff vellum (marked), front inscribed in an early hand ‘Santa’, spine with manuscript title in ink; printed on rice paper; from the library of Philippinologist Dean C. Worcester, his ownership signature at the head of the title page, along with that of the original …

  • # 20474

    Photographer unknown.

    Premises of Owen Furner, Commission Agent and General Produce Dealer, Goulburn, New South Wales, circa 1870.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 98 mm (mount), no photographer’s imprint (verso blank); the albumen print is in very good condition, with excellent detail. An early photograph of a Goulburn streetscape, showing merchant Owen Furner and two of his employees outside the firm’s premises in Sloane Street. On the left is …

  • # 20778


    Premises of Thomas & Foster, Grocers, Drapers, Ironmongers &c., Parkes, New South Wales, circa 1875.

    Two albumen print photographs, carte de visite format, 64 x 107 mm, versos imprinted ‘Sydney Photographic Company, 84 King St., Sydney’; both albumen prints are in good condition, with sharp detail; the mounts with scattered foxing. During the 1870s Thomas & Foster were successful general merchants in the central west goldfields township of Parkes. These possibly …

  • # 20401

    LOUDON, J. C.

    Self-instruction for young gardeners, foresters, bailiffs, land-stewards, and farmers;

    in arithmetic and book-keeping, geometry, mensuration, and practical trigonometry, mechanics, hydrostatics, and hydraulics, land-surveying, levelling, planning, and mapping, architectural drawing, and isometrical projections and perspective : with examples, showing their application to horticultural and agricultural purposes. London : Longman, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1845. Octavo, gilt-lettered green cloth (edges rubbed), bookseller’s label of Dalton to …

  • # 20376


    Proceedings of the Committee appointed … to inquire into Matters relating to the Use of Opium in British Malaya.

    Singapore : J. E. Tyler, Government Printer, 1924. Foolscap folio, near contemporary blue cloth over boards (very lightly marked), spine lettered in gilt ‘Malaya 1924’, original printed blue wrappers bound in, pp [vi], 324; includes summaries of findings, transcripts of interviews, statistical tables, index, and appendices; a fine copy of this highly important government paper. …

  • # 20892


    Sixty home plans

    Cover: 60 home plans. Sydney : Associated General Publications, Ltd., 1950. “Sixth, revised edition.” Quarto, publisher’s pictorial stiff wrappers (lightly creased), 106 pp, photographic illustrations and line-drawn architectural plans throughout; includes advertisements; a good copy.  

  • # 20847


    Two early Australian Kodak photo wallets.

    Sydney : Kodak Australasia Pty. Ltd., [between 1914 and 1925]. Two photo wallets, one with illustration of a young woman holding a Kodak camera (108 x 77 mm), the other simply printed ‘Kodak’ in red (117 x 77 mm); both in good condition.

  • # 20685

    J. H. ABBOTT & CO.

    J.H. Abbott & Co. Tanners & Curriers … Pall Mall, Bendigo, High Street, Echuca

    Bendigo, Vic. : Bolton Bros, [1900-1910]. Small quarto (260 x 210 mm), upper wrapper with various calligraphic typefaces, lower wrapper with illustrated advertisement for Abbott’s boots, staple bound, [8] pp, printed on black ink on reddish paper; with product descriptions and prices of all types of footwear, and including illustrations of ladies’ shoes and boots; …

  • # 20663


    Broadside advertisement for James Crease & Son, Cheap Paint Manufacturers, Colourmen, & Varnish makers.

    London : Burton, printer, Fleet Market, [c.1820]. Separately issued broadside, 210 x 185 mm, on laid paper with watermarked date ‘1820’; printed on both sides; mild scattered toning, but a clean and attractive example. A lovely piece of Georgian era printed trade ephemera. Crease & Son’s stock included a staggering array of varnishes, cheap tar …