Trade & Industry

  • # 19164


    [MELBOURNE; CINEMA] New Screen News. Volume 8, number 11. October 13, 1945. [Hoyts Suburban Theatres’ 25th Anniversary issue]

    Melbourne : Hoyts Theatres Ltd, 1945. Folio, original pictorial wrappers featuring Vivian Austin inviting readers ‘to celebrate Hoyts Suburban Theatres’ 25th Anniversary’, lower wrapper featuring Errol Flynn in Gentleman Jim and Rosalind Russell in Roughly Speaking; 11 pp, photographically illustrated throughout; a fine copy. This extra-large format Anniversary issue of Hoyts’ New Screen News previews …

  • # 19012


    The Regent, Melbourne. Souvenir programme. Direction: Hoyts Theatres Ltd.

    [Also titled]. The Regent, Melbourne. Direction: Hoyts Theatres Ltd. Managing Directors G.F. Griffith & F.W. Thring. Erected to the enhancement of the Motion Picture and allied Arts, dedicated and opened Friday March 15th 1929. [Melbourne] : Hoyts Theatres Ltd, 1929. Large quarto (310 x 250 mm), original decorative wrappers (some mild foxing and creasing), [20] pp, with …

  • # 19158


    [MELBOURNE] Mechanics’ Institute, Cheltenham … S. G. Barrett’s Excelsior Pictures Entertainers.

    The following artists have been engaged: musical director, Charles Jarvis, Australia’s leading pianiste … Arthur Cooper, brilliant tenor … Miss May White, the popular refined balladist … Jack Elton, comedian … Jarvis, creative juggler and hoop spinner … Humorous and Interesting Pictures just arrived will be shown for the first time …. [Melbourne] : S.G. …

  • # 19082

    HESLOP, Robert

    Copper halfpenny token for Robert Heslop, dealer in natural curiosities, Finsbury Square, London, 1790s.

    London : Robert Heslop, n.d. [c.1795]. Æ halfpenny, diameter 29.7 mm. Obverse: A male contortionist and a monkey. Around the perimeter: CAN YOU DO SO. Reverse: An inscription on six lines THE FIRST SHOP IN LONDON FOR NATURAL CURIOSITYS PAINTINGS COINS COLOURS FOR ARTISTS &c. Around the perimeter: R. HESLOP NO. 86 CHISWELL STREET FINSBURY …

  • # 19088

    BOULTER, Daniel (1740-1802); BOULTER, Joseph (1743-1819); BOULTER, John (1745-1816)

    Copper halfpenny token for Daniel Boulter’s ‘Exhibition of natural and artificial curiosities’, Yarmouth, Norfolk, 1796.

    Yarmouth : Joseph, Daniel and John Boulter, 1796. Æ halfpenny, diameter 29.8 mm. Obverse: A female seated holding a scroll inscribed BOULTER’S EXHIBITION OF NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL CURIOSITIES. In ex. YARMOUTH in a straight line. Reverse: Three figures symbolising Asia, Africa and America presenting various curiosities to Britannia, who is recording them in a book. …

  • # 19160


    [MELBOURNE] The genuine Perfection Stitching Machine … the most perfect stitcher ever built.

    Melbourne : S. Cooke Prop. Ltd., [1937]. Writing blotter, 143 x 225 mm, recto printed in black on silver, with illustration of Cooke’s Perfect Stitching Machine; calendar for April 1937 top right; in fine unused condition, accompanied by its original manila mailing envelope (the promotional blotter was sent to the Avoca Post Office, Victoria).

  • # 19144

    Seagrass handbags decorated with raffia / by Victor Rees, homecraft specialist.

    Perth, W.A. : Dix Pty. Ltd., 1951. Sixth printing. Octavo, prtinted grey wrappers (mild corner creasing and toning) with colour photographic onlay to front, 16 pp, illustrated with photographic plates and line drawings in the text; a good copy. The sixth printing of Rees’ trade catalogue, first published in 1928, is unrecorded in Australian collections.

  • # 19147

    CORBETT, Francis

    [IRRIGATION] On Abyssinian tube wells

    / by Francis Corbett, Esq. [Melbourne] : Royal Society of Victoria, 1874. Octavo, original printed wrappers (small ink spot to front), stitched, 6 pp; a very good copy. Transcript of a lecture read before the Royal Society of Victoria on 18 July 1874, on the construction and effectiveness of the so-called “Abyssinian tube well”, a …

  • # 19140


    Manchuria : land of opportunities

    New York : South Manchuria Railway Co., 1922. First edition. Octavo, original buckram-backed papered boards (lightly marked), spine with printed paper title label (sunned), pp. 113, illustrated with numerous black and white photographic plates, diagrams, folding colour map at rear; some pale foxing to preliminaries, otherwise internally clean, a very good copy; loosely enclosed is a …

  • # 19106

    Photographer unknown.

    The Murray River paddle steamer “Ruby” at the landing place, Mildura, circa 1890

    Albumen print photograph, 150 x 200 mm, laid down on its original nineteenth-century album page of thin card, captioned in ink beneath image ‘The landing place, Mildura, Melbourne [sic]’; a strong print in fine condition (some mottling in the original negative); on the same mount are 3 other albumen prints in identical format (1 recto, …

  • # 19110

    Photographer unknown.

    “Hobart Town and Franklin” coach (and passengers) on the Huon Road, Tasmania, circa 1890

    Albumen print photograph, 175 x 210 mm, laid down on its original nineteenth-century album page of thin card, captioned in ink beneath image ‘View on Huon Road, Tasmania’; a very strong print in fine condition; on the same mount are 3 other albumen prints in identical format (1 recto, 2 verso) showing views of New …

  • # 18558

    SEEBOHM, Louis

    [CIVIL WAR] Photographic portrait of Frederick Fahnley, milliner. Dayton, Ohio, circa 1864.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 (mount), verso with contemporary inscription in ink ‘Fred Fahnley’, and imprint of ‘Louis Seebohm, City Hall, Dayton, O.’; a strong albumen print with rich tonal range; surface scratch along Fanley’s left arm, light spot at top of image created in the developing process; verso of …

  • # 18857

    MASON, Ernest

    Premises of A. Dean, coachbuilder and blacksmith. Goulburn, New South Wales, circa 1900

    Albumen silver print photograph, 153 x 208 mm, laid down on its original board mount; lower margin of mount wet stamped ‘Ernest Mason / 211 Auburn Street Goulburn’; the print is in fine condition; the mount has a tear at bottom right corner. Clearly taken before the advent of the motorcar in the Southern Tablelands, this …

  • # 18890


    Greetings from Gaybright Paint Centres Pty. Ltd. Melbourne’s leading paint retailers.

    Melbourne : Gaybright Pty. Ltd. (for F.R. Shearwood & Son, East Malvern, Vic.), 1960. Pocket calendar for 1961. Folding card, 90 x 57 mm, [4] pp, printed in red and green; rear with advertisement and list of Gaybright Paint Centres located in Melbourne’s suburbia (from Mornington and Frankston to Ivanhoe, and from Croydon to Sunshine); …

  • # 18935


    “Brown’s” humane and economical spring traces

    Melbourne : James Brown, spring maker and importer, 440 Elizabeth Street, [c.1920]. Broadside, 280 x 225 mm, printed on both sides in black on pink paper, illustrated; verso advertising ‘Brown’s Patent spiral compressed tension springs, for all trades and purposes’; very good condition.

  • # 19156


    Footscray and District Annual Pigeon Show. Federal Hall, Footscray, Friday and Saturday, June 25th and 26th 1926.

    Footscray, Vic. : Webb’s Reporter Office, 1926. Octavo, original printed pink wrappers (light vertical fold, some toning), staple bound, [12] pp, with [4] interleaved pages of advertisements for local businesses printed on yellow paper; lists 127 (!) classes of pigeon with exhibitors’ names and sale prices for each particular type of bird; not illustrated; a …