Trade & Industry

  • # 32949

    KRIES, Mateo et al.

    German Design 1949 – 1989. Two Countries, One History

    Weil am Rhein (Germany) : Vitra Design Museum, 2021. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 320, illustrated. New copy. Selected by Mateo Kries and Thomas A. Geisler, Edited by Erika Pinner and Klara Nemeckova. The cheap, colourful plastic designs from East Germany pitted against the cool functionalism of West German design: The publication German Design 1949 – …

  • # 32927


    The adidas Archive. The Footwear Collection

    Cologne : Taschen, 2020. Quarto, 34 x 38 cm, (weighs 5.6 kgs), illustrated boards, publisher’s illustrated box, pp. 644, illustrated. New copy. Photographs by Christian Habermeier and Sebastian Jäger 100 years ago the brothers Adolf (“Adi”) and Rudolf Dassler made their first pair of sports shoes. Hundreds of groundbreaking designs, epic moments, and star-studded collabs …

  • # 32048

    WALCH, J.

    Walch’s Tasmanian Almanac for 1885

    Hobart : J. Walch & Sons, 1885. Small octavo, gilt-lettered red cloth (lightly stained), hinges worn, pp. 304; 94; (4), advertisements to endpapers. Hobart Town and Launceston harbour signals, Tasmanian volunteer force lists, medical directory, shipping directory, mail services timetable, gold fields information, court information, advertisements for local businesses and much other fascinating contemporary material. …

  • # 31820


    Exceptional values in Craig fashions and fabrics for Autumn Winter wear, 1925. Craig’s, 8-26 Elizabeth St. Melbourne.

    Melbourne : Keating-Wood Pty. Ltd., [1925]. Small octavo (180 x 120 mm), original pictorial wrappers (some pale foxing and light staining), lower wrapper with photographic illustration of the Soft Furnishings Dept., staple bound, pp 56, illustrated in black-and-white throughout; includes printed prices; a very good copy. A beautiful 1920’s women’s and children’s fashion catalogue for …

  • # 32553


    [NEW GUINEA; ECOLOGY] Ok Tedi 24:00

    [Tabubil, Papua New Guinea] : Ok Tedi Mining Ltd, [1983]. Folio (350 x 265 mm), publisher’s gilt-lettered black cloth over boards, in pictorial dust jacket (short tear at tail of spine, else very good), 119 pp, all colour photographic illustrations; an excellent copy. From The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the …

  • # 30077

    SINCLAIR, James

    [NEW GUINEA] Steamships Trading Company 1918-2008 : a history. (Limited edition)

    Palm Cove, Qld. : Plantone Pty. Ltd., 2008. ‘This presentation copy is one of a limited edition of 200’ (half title). Folio (370 x 280 mm), deluxe binding of half navy crushed morocco over white cloth with company insignia to upper board, spine in compartments with gilt lettering and decoration; endpaper maps, 468 pp, profusely …

  • # 32294

    MILLER, Royal R.

    The Upper Murray : a centenary survey (presentation copy)

    With special reference to the Corryong District. Melbourne : Spectator Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd., 1934. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (slightly sun faded to spine), presentation inscription to endpaper ‘The Centenary Committee – with the compliments of the author’, pp. 124, photographic plates, a very good copy. Scarce.

  • # 32726


    The Autocar handbook. A guide to the motor car

    London : Iliffe & Sons, circa 1910. Fourth edition, entirely revised. Octavo, illustrated cloth (a few stains), folding frontispiece, pp. 215, xiii, pencil annotations on rear endpaper. An early book on motoring.

  • # 31813

    GOODE, Bernard (1834-1897)

    View of Rundle Street, Adelaide, circa 1864.

    Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each individual image 72 x 62 mm (octagonal format), original yellow card mount 85 x 173 mm, verso with small printed label ‘B. Goode, Photographer, 69, Rundle Street, Adelaide’, and a manuscript caption in ink ‘Rundle Street; both are strong prints, with a tiny amount of foxing to each one; the mounts …

  • # 32057

    Photographer unknown.

    Road gang at work, Southern or Central Queensland, circa 1885.

    Albumen print photograph, 190 x 235 mm, laid down on its original album leaf (now split); fully contemporary caption in ink beneath image ‘Road Gang’; a very strong print with excellent clarity and tonal range; offsetting around edges, otherwise in fine condition. This photograph came with a group of Queensland views originally sourced from the …

  • # 32635

    STRAHAN, F. L. (Secretary)

    [AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL] Saturday Morning Football League. Rules and fixtures. Season 1950.

    Preston, Vic. : The Wellworth Press, 1950. Duodecimo (140 x 92 mm), printed buff wrappers (short tear front bottom edge), lower wrapper with advertisement for Tintara wines, staple bound, 40 pp; a good copy. This amateur Australian Rules Football league comprised 17 teams representing some of Melbourne’s largest and most iconic companies and corporations, including …

  • # 32542


    Printed on Stone : the lithographs of Charles Troedel.

    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 …

  • # 32032


    [WOOL INDUSTRY] H. G. Hibbard, breeder of thoroughbred Spanish Merino Sheep, Orwell, Vt.

    East Shoreham, Vermont [U.S.A.] : F.L. Webster, [circa 1880]. Lithographed business card, 77 x 132 mm; printed recto only, illustration signed David No. 77. Fine condition. Having fiercely protected its merino bloodlines from foreign powers for so long, Spain had relinquished its monopoly on the hugely lucrative merino wool industry by the early 1800s. Merinos were introduced …

  • # 32312

    [MEXICAN REVOLUTION] Letter from an American businessman to his young English fiancée, containing an account of his recent experiences in the Baja Califonia Desert. Los Angeles, August 1920.

    4 pp, quarto (280 x 180 mm); manuscript in ink on two lettersheets with the printed letterhead of the Los Angeles Athletic Club, dated 13 August 1920; some staining (martini or tears – or a mixture of both?), resulting in a few lacunae, otherwise complete and legible. An interesting item of private correspondence written in …

  • # 32246

    STEELE & CO.

    “Herald” Lounge furnished by Steele’s : everything for the furnishing of the home.

    … All prices in this Cataloue are Specials for Show Week. [Drop title]. Melbourne : Steele & Co., [circa 1935]. Small quarto (245 x 180 mm), pictorial wrappers, stapled; 7 pp, monochrome illustrations throughout; a fine example. Scarce Melbourne trade catalogue for Steele & Co. – an excellent reference for Australian furniture and interior design …

  • # 32079


    Afghans to knit and crochet

    Cover: Plus fashion designs using Afghan motifs. Sydney : [Australian Consolidated Press], 2 August, 1972. Small quarto (260 x 185 mm), pictorial wrappers, 16 pp (including wrappers), illustrated in colour and b/w; some pale marginal stains at bottom edges, but a good copy. Afghan cameleers were first brought to South Australia in 1838; in the …