Pontarlier, Doubs: Distillerie Pontissalienne, [circa 1900]. Small octavo (150 x 105 mm), green faux crocodile-skin textured stiff card wrappers, gilt lettering to the front; 20 pp, chromolithographic pastedowns with Art Nouveau designs by the celebrated lithographers A. Waton of St. Etienne, title page and text in red and black, double-page halftone plate at centre; a superb …
HARTITZSCH, Otto von
Studio portrait of botanist Dr. Richard Schomburgk, long-term curator of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Inscribed by Schomburgk and dated 1874.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 101 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘Otto von Hartitzsch, Artist and Photographer, 113 Rundle Street, Adelaide, South Australia’ and a fully contemporary inscription in ink in the hand of the great botanist himself: ‘With Dr. Schomburgk’s kind regards. Adelaide, Nov. 6th 74’; some mottling in …
HANS IRVINE & CO. (GREAT WESTERN VINEYARDS)
[WINE] Hans Irvine & Co. Australian wine growers, sparkling wine makers and wine distillers. Price list. To the Trade only.
London : Hans Irvine & Co., Dowgate Hill, Cannon Street, [probably 1905-06]. Single sheet, 228 x 294 mm, folded to form  pages, printed in red and black, with vignette armorial crest and exhibition medals in gold at the head, and two lithographed views of Irvine’s Great Western Vineyards on the fourth side; top edges …
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 66 x 102 mm; no photographer’s imprint (verso blank); the print is a little pale and has scattered foxing; the mount is clean and stable. A rare and possibly unique early view of the original Royal Hotel, Footscray, with its owner Frederick Droop posing outside. (Note also the …
[Between 1930 and 1940]. Kodak gelatin silver print, 67 x 110 mm; unmounted; flawless. Sourced from a broken-up 1930s family album of corner-mounted snapshots that belonged to an unidentified Western Australian family. There are two schools of thought on the question of whether or not a great photograph can be created by just anyone. While …
LISTER LISTER, William, et al.
70 Pitt Street, Sydney. 1901. Illustrated catalogue. Sydney : S. E. Lees, printer and stationer, . Oblong octavo, illustrated wrappers (designed by J. Salvana), creased with loss to one corner, ribbon tie, pp. 29; 33, illustrated with works by Piguenit; Datillo-Rubbo; Coffey; Lister Lister; Tristram etc., numerous illustrated advertisements, including one for Coolalta Vineyards (“The …
CURCIER & ADET
[WINE; TOBACCO; MELBOURNE] Manuscript letter to Édouard Adet, of Curcier & Adet, wine merchants, 1863.
Entire letter (single folded octavo sheet of blue writing paper), addressed to Edouard Adet Esq., Curcier & Adet, Post Office, Castlemaine, the addressed side franked with 4d stamp of the Colony of Victoria and postmarked Melbourne SE 8 63, with rubber cachet in blue of Curcier & Adet, Melbourne, arrival cancel of Castlemaine Victoria SE 9 63 on reverse, …
[BANKS, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820]
[WINE FROM THE ENDEAVOUR] A Catalogue of a Small Cellar of Curious Old Wines of the Late Joseph Steavenson, Esq. which will be Sold by Auction, by Mr. Lahee … No. 23, Gilbert Street, Grosvenor Square, on Tuesday, the 31st day of March, 1840, …
[London] : s.n., 1840. Octavo (225 x 143 mm),  pp; contemporary ink annotation beside lot 11 “East India”; a couple of small closed tears, light foxing. Apparently unrecorded, this unassuming little catalogue is a record of the sale by auction of wines from the deceased estate of London wine and brandy merchant, Joseph Steavenson. A …
[Sydney : Tooheys Ltd., c.1960]. Beer crate label, 220 x 475 mm, unmounted; short tear at left edge, otherwise superb.
Group of illustrated menus produced for the Royal Packet Navigation Company, Netherlands Indies, 1938.
[Batavia] : Koninklijke Paketvaart-Maatschappij, 1938. Six individual menus, in identical folding card format (240 x 160 mm), with sepia tone photographically illustrated fronts, depicting Tjandi Sewu and Prambanan temples (Yogyakarta), Aceh monument in Batavia, Papandajan volcano near Garoet, a Batak house, and heathen tombs at Sawangan (Celebes); the menus themselves are on the centre pages, four …
THE ADELAIDE CHEMICAL & FERTILIZER COMPANY LTD.
Adelaide : The Adelaide Chemical & Fertilizer Company Ltd., . Small quarto (242 x 190 mm),  pp, printed on cream coloured paper in sepia and red, with beautiful decorative illustrations (including grape cluster motifs on the centre pages); some very mild creasing, else fine condition. A superbly produced price list for many different varieties …
Fête des Vignerons.
[WINE] Livret officiel de la Fête des Vignerons se célébrant à Vevey les 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 et 9 Août 1927.
Vevy, Switzerland : Imprimerie Jayet & Diebold, 1927. Octavo (200 x 120 mm), pictorial textured paper wrappers (foxed), 118 pp, b/w photographic illustrations and line-drawings in the text; internally clean. The Fête des Vignerons (Winegrowers’ Festival) is a traditional festival which takes place in Vevey, in Switzerland. It has been organised by the Confrérie des Vignerons (Brotherhood of Winegrowers) in …
W. HORNUNG (photographer)
Humorous German carte de visite of three men drinking beer and schnapps, using photomontage. Circa 1885.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 65 mm (mount); verso with imprint of the studio of W. Hornung, Tübingen; in very good condition.
WHEELER, Daniel (1771-1840)
Effects of the introduction of ardent spirits and implements of war amongst the natives of some of the South-Sea Islands and New South Wales
: extracted from the letters and Journal of Daniel Wheeler … recently returned from a religious visit to some of those places. London : Edward Marsh, 1843. Series: Society of Friends. London Yearly Meeting. Meeting for Sufferings. Tracts relative to the aborigines ; no. 2. Second edition. Octavo, disbound, 21 pp, a very good copy. …
FLEISCHMANN DISTILLING CORPORATION
New York : Fleischmann Distilling Corporation, [c.1960]. Duodecimo, pictorial wrappers, pp 20, colour illustrations; contains recipes for cocktails (whisky-, gin-, and rum- based) and party punches, and advertisements for Fleischmann’s own spirits products; a few toning spots to the first couple of pages, but a good copy.
New York : National Distillers Products Corporation, . Duodecimo, pictorial wrappers (faint vertical fold line, lower wrapper with a few light marks), pp 28, illustrated; contains recipes for many different variations on the classic mint julep; a good copy. OCLC locates only one copy (University of California, Davis).